The name “Momo”. Some of you may wonder, why name a cat ‘Momo’. After I got kitty on Saturday, on Sunday I started to wonder how should I call this cat temporary. I still didnt know the gender, so I was thinking of names that would fit any.
At first I wanted to call her 運命 (Unmei) - which in Japanese means “Destiny”. Since that must be how things had to be for both cat and me, that she ended up in my care.
Then I thought of 希望 (Kibō) - which means “Hope”. Hoping that she’ll find her home quickly.
In the end I kind of dropped all those meaningful names and called her “Momo”. 桃 or もも (Momo) means “Peach” 🍑 in Japanese and even though it doesn’t hold any special meaning I found that it suited her the best. I also had in mind the famous story of Momotarō, a Peach Boy born from peach, who went on travel with his animal friends to defeat demons. It’s like Momo, the kitty girl, went on a big travel and ended up in my arms and she will travel even more from now on.
Cheesy and cringy, but I like it.
And Momo approves.
She realized that her new name is ‘Momo’ after just 5 days. 😻 My smart catto. 🐈🥰
There is no lie larger than “never” and “forever” said in a confident manner.
Being a 100% dog person, I never thought of having a cat one day. I never thought of getting along with one, let alone love it.
And here I am now... Having a wonderful, caring and intelligent bengal girl, loving her with all my heart.
Don’t get me started on all those “forever” phrases I both told and heard. None of them ended up being really “forever”, becoming a pumpkin out of dashing chariot in a matter of minutes or days.
All those “never” and “forever” aren’t words for us to tell. They aren’t the things which we could possibly know. Leaving the lips, they instantly become a lie, on which we try to build something steady.
BTW I think though that it’s alright to say “I hope that I’ll never/forever”. There is no confidence or promise in it as it’s a mere expression of current idea or feeling.