These are the names I call my cat:
- Kitty Face
- Kitty Butt
- Dixie Face
- Dixie Butt
- Butter Bean
- Butt Bean
- Butt Face
- Kiska (from the Russian киска, meaning “kitty”)
- Kiska Face
- Kiska Butt
- Bunny Butt
- Zayats (from the Russian заяц, meaning “hare” or “rabbit”)
This list has been seven years in the making.
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover–
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.