Malou means , " Wished for child". This is what she strongly became for us when she was literally on the verge of death . None of us thought she would make it and we still can't believe how fortunate we are that she is now here with us. Since she pulled through , she must have heard our wishes!
Annabelle , is K's choice. She loved the name and was thrilled to find out it meant , "loveable"- which Malou certainly is!
Xing-Xing , is Daddyman's choice. It means , "Twin stars. One in the sky and one on earth." A fitting tribute to angel Lewis.
Songbird , we love songbirds (and all birds) and we are convinced Malou will too!
We had many possibilities for Levon's name . I loved the name Basho (after the Japanese Haiku poet) and Mingus (after jazz musician Charles Mingus) but Daddyman said, No. At one point I had a list of potential names that was ridiculously long but we finally agreed on three potential names. Levon was one of the contenders. One day while driving to the beach with the dogs, I turned on the radio and Elton John's song Levon , which came out in the early seventies for those of you young enough (heehee) to remember , was playing.The lyrics to the song filled the car. " And he shall be Levon...and he shall be a good man, and he shall be Levon, in tradition with the family plan...Daddy man and I belted out.." HE SHALL BE LEEEVONNNN...." and knew we had our name.That name , Levon , was chosen out of respect to Levon Helm who was the lead vocalist to a group called , "The Band" which Elton John and Bernie Taupin hailed as their favourite band at the time of the song's writing.The Band is a Canadian group so that connection was also cool.AND Levon means Lion in Latin... so all good.I've probably said more than you wanted to hear :p
Valentine, was chosen because we used to call angel Lewis our Funny Valentine.
Thunder, is a nudge to one of Tracy's son's favourite basketball players. He named all three kittens in this litter after his favourite basketball players.
Finch, was chosen because we like birds and we are certain Levon will too!
Now for more kitten pics! These two babies are tiny.Malou is less than two pounds and Levon slightly more than that and yet their personalities fill space as though they were clumsy bulls in a china shop! Sooo wonderful!
Have a great day!
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo