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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nala is Nile

Yesterday was Homecoming. Bow was very excited as preparations were made. He likes my daughter's boyfriend and was happy to say "Hi" to him. The kitten, on the other hand, was a little frightened of the interloper.

Not used to males, the kitten was shy. But with me, it bares all. And for some time now, I have had a nagging suspicion that we may have been too hasty in our assessment. Maybe there is more there to this kitten than we first believed.

Yesterday, Sword's boyfriend confirmed it. We have a male on our hands. So now the kitten's name is no longer Nala, but Nile.

In November, when it starts to get cold, Nile is going to go live with my daughter's boyfriend, because I am not able -- due to my allergy to cat dander -- to allow the cat into the house, and it will need someplace warm to spend the winter. But my daughter will still spend plenty of quality time with Nile, so he is not being abandoned. Come springtime, he may return here.


  1. I love the new name Nile. I had wondered if Nala was a boy since the shape of his body seemed more male like. The male cats seem to have a broader shoulder area to me, just like with human males.

    1. Hi, Julia. Glad you like the new name. It was Sword's choice. I am learning so much more about cats now. I did not know the males had broader shoulders, but I have had a feeling for sometime now that Nile was more masculine than not.

    2. I did not want to say 100% for certain because I was not there, but I remember calling Nile a him back when he was the kitten.

    3. Well, your intuitions were good, Julia.