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Some of you have asked me how the Mysterious Kitty-Bunny has been doing. If you’re not caught up, I wrote about her here. The short version, we found a sickly, starving small kitten living with our rabbits, eating their rabbit feed and attempting to nurse from them. Underweight and anemic, she was adorably heartbreaking and apparently under the delusion that she was a rabbit. Since then, she has moved inside to live with me and my wife and the other cats, and she’s got a round little tummy and a feisty disposition.
[[image:kiki_003.jpg:Who’s a cuddly little demon?:center:0]]
I had been calling her KB, after Kitty-Bunny, but when it came time to give her a proper name I chose Kiki, both because it sounds similar to what she was used to me calling her and because it’s a character from one of my favorite anime films. She lives in an oversize animal carrier when my wife and I aren’t around because of her tendency to try and climb to the top of everything and chew everything to bits. I’ve already lost three pairs of headphones to her sharp little teeth. She’s made friends with my cat Popeye, another foundling who lost an eye to a virus and was abandoned by his mama near my yard, and the two of them tear through the house at impossible speeds playing like, well, kittens. She hasn’t forgotten her bunny heritage, though: Kiki still gets excited whenever she sees a bunny, and the other day we caught her… well, see for yourself:
[[image:kiki_013.jpg:You can take the kitty out of the rabbit hutch…:center:0]]
I might like depressing endings in my movies, but when it comes to my animals, it’s happy endings all the way. I can’t think of a happier ending than a full belly and a contented purr.