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21 Sep 2014

Behind the names

Author: ferrelraejh | Filed under: Uncategorized

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I have a few different nicknames, so I figured I would address the stories behind them as well as my name. Like I’ve said before, my name is Misu that’s “me-sue”.  My family, regretfully, had to have Gypsie’s biological brother Donut put to sleep the week before I was born. They tried to adopt a young cat from the shelter, but Mikki and Gypsie never got along… They tried for a month, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Meanwhile, my brothers and I were born to a young mother and they were adopted rather quickly due to some sudden popularity of all black cats. I on the other hand was reposted on Craig’s List and that is how my furever family found  me. My family wanted to honor Donut, so they wanted to name me after a dessert. At first it looked like I would end up with the name Bismarck after my human’s favorite pastry, but when they met me my mom thought I looked like coffee and cream which is where Tiramisu came to mind Then they shortened it to Misu because it was much easier to say and it sounded more exotic.

Misu The Kitty Apocalypse, Misu Apocalypse and Misu-pocalypse came about after I got myself into a bit of mischief when I first got home. I was a little bored with my new toys, so I looked around and found the perfect toy…. A brand new roll of toilet paper! I couldn’t believe my luck! I hopped up on the toilet and started batting away. I got the roll going so fast that my paws slipped right off and I fell on top of the plunger and toilet brush. The former got hooked on my leg and as I panicked I dragged the plunger clean across the bathroom pulling a bunch of the toilet paper with me. Dad had come running when he heard the crash and he stood in the doorway looking at me with a smirk on his face. Mom hollered from the other room to ask what happened and dad said, “We just had a kitty apocalypse happen in the bathroom!”


The lightening kitty stare

The lightening kitty stare


Lightening Kitty or LK for short is another nickname you might hear at our house from time to time. It’s origin is a relatively simple one. Part of the name comes from me being lightening quick and hard to catch, but mostly it’s because of my usual excited kitten expression…. The shocked look if you will. Daddy says it looks like I stuck my tail in an electrical outlet. So there you have it, my many names in a nutshell.

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3 Responses to “Behind the names”

  1. jerry Says:

    Oh my gosh Misupocalypse is a pawfect name for you, you crazy kid! Sorry to giggle at the thought of you dragging that plunger across the floor, but you gotta admit it is kinda funny!!

  2. benny55 Says:

    Delightful post! Thank you for giving us smiles today!

    Great history behind the names (I also had a dog named Donut)!

    And yes, that photo clearly has the “look of tail stuck in socketz)! A very pretty kitty thugh!

    Love hearing about her!

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

  3. tinav323 Says:

    Great nickname and for a great reason. Misunis gorgeous. I love that expression.

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