Kitten and Other Kitten

We have two cats. They’re sisters. When we got them as kittens we wanted to pick names that matched each other, fitted their personalities, contracted easily and were a little unique. It took us prob’ly a fortnight or so to come up with their monikers and in the meantime we called them ‘Kitten’ and ‘Other Kitten’. They still get that occasionally (along with much crazier nicknames) and so, pseudononymously, these names seem to belong as their notperfection blogged-about identities.

They have incredibly different personalities. The one who shall be referred to as Kitten is a medium-haired tabby who looks like a bobcat. She’s terribly affectionate, terribly highly-strung, terribly curious, terribly jealous, terribly self-aware and thinks she’s a peepul.

Other Kitten, on the other hand, is a long-haired Calico who’s squishy and floppy. She’s knows for certain that she NOT a peepul and is happy about it. She’s easygoing, placid, selfish, hedonistic and entirely unselfconscious.

The joy they both bring is immeasurable. They were totally worth spending thousands of dollars to fly them to Australia.



  1. imeow said,

    June 13, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Lolz! Kitten and Other Kitten. How original! =D

  2. notperfection said,

    June 13, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    *laugh* Never claimed they were original, in fact, we knew they were the opposite of original when we used them as placeholders till we could think of real names. Their real names are much more unique 🙂 And of course they would never share their
    “ineffable effable
    Deep and inscrutable singular Name”s

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