to all of you,
I'm KIWI, Kiwi The Cat, the Wonderful Wonderful Cat!
I'm a wonderful (my mom says!!!) white-black male cat and I live in MIlan, Italy.This
is only one of the pet-names with which Isabella calls me, my human mom. The others
are: "Ciopi", "Little Mouse" (?!?), "Eyes of jade and emerald" and I recognize
them all.I was born on June 15 th, 1988 in Grandfather Angelo's garden.
mother Brigida was an excellent hunter of mice.
came to my new home on 28 th August, as a little lively and loving to be cuddled
cub. Isabella wanted to have a kitten and Grandfather Angelo said: "take this,
it's a female and it's more quiet" (?!?).
Isabella chose a regal and stately
name: "Cleopatra" and immediately Claudio renamed me "the little Cleo". Certainly,
I didn't understand that one name so charming! Also the veterinary surgeon didn't
understand my name when she saw me for the obligatory vaccinations (I hated them!!!);
She asked: "What have you called him?" "Cleopatra" answered Isabella. "Ah, from
now on later you must call him Cleopatro" it was the answer of a woman who could
be a good judge. So, the choice of the new name began. "Call him Rambo" said Claudio,
"Yes, then his balls will be taken away, try to imagine what Rambo can be without
balls" answered Isabella (what were they talking about?!?). "And then we call
him KIWI" was the immediate retort of Claudio, and KIWI I was.
continued my happy life between tidbits, cuddles and games, (I'm the best to stop
the little balls made of fabric that Claudio sews for me, I'm more skilful than
the best goal-keeper in the world, someone want to sign me on?) until that beautiful
day, when Isabella came back home after some days of absence with a "little bundle
of rags" in her arms… it was a "little kid", not even much crying: LUCA.
To be mistaken is human but to persevere is diabolic.
They were not happy
with just one baby, so they thought to make an encore and then came also the "little
I must be sincere: the children really want to be
good to me and they want to play with me. But in truth I still haven't accepted
them completely, I observe them from the high when they play, I put up with them
when they often litigate and if I can't take any more, I go away to be peaceful
in one of my preferred places.
put up with the cuddles of the two children; my cuddles I reserve for mom and
dad… but I'm very very very jealous of eventual cuddles made to other domestic-animals,
like when Isabella has extended herself too much fussing with Ardesia, the Stefano's
nice female cat. When she comes home, I smell something that makes me feel she
has betrayed me! I was annoyed and angry, and she lost two days of cuddles because
I would not forgive her.
adore plants, in the sense that I adore putting them in my teeth. I have a visceral
passion for papyrus. (I remember the riches and splendors of ancient Egypt when
we cats were considered sacred animals and anyone who did evil to us was punished
with death). Isabella is deprived of hope.
greedy and a thief: I have stolen a piece of meat right from the fork of dad (on
the way from plate to mouth); Lalla must hide the meat-loaf to cool it; I grab
the boiled cauliflower and American potato; I go crazy for black olives and I
like "veeery" much yellow mantovano melon; I don't disdain figs and I savour also
mushroom champignon over pizza. My daily meal is comprised of fresh and washed
leaf of lettuce and red lettuce. I have abstinence crisis if I remain without
1995 I follow a diet to prevent the onset of the calculations of struvite.
On 28 th September 2004, with the diabetes has been diagnosed me.
very lucky, I love my family and they love me. They cuddle me, they molly-coddle
me, they take care of me, and we go on holidays
all together, where I can enjoy the cool climate and a nice panorama while I lie
down comfortably over the window-sill of the house in Trentino (if only it was
ours!). Better than the Milan sultry (oppressive) heat…
else to report, my secrets must remain such!
to all of you.
16th 2006, morning...
I am a wise elderly cat... I'm
18 years 3 months and 1 day...
feel so much tired... they saied that there is a place, The Rainbow Bridge, where
is fine to live, where there are green lawns and lukewarm spring sun, where I
can race and play as when I was young... where I will return young.
my beloved family... Hi my sweet and beloved and adored Isabella, my mom, hi dad
Claudio, hi little brothers Luca and Fabrizio.
Don't cry for me, because I
will be always close to you. I will go now on the Bridge and I will patiently
wait for you, because when also you will become spirits, you will return here
Don't cry for me, I will send you a cat needy of love, sooner than
you don't imagine. You have so much love to still to give...it must not be waste.
I will be always with You. I am and I will be forever yours beloved and adored
Good-bye my beloved human. Purrr purrr purrrrrrrrr...
Thanks Paola (aka Icara) of BuffoGatto
for this nice jumping Kiwi.
by Isabella and Julie.