Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Kitty Kid

So I was reading the Jewish Exponent today - Mom gets it at work and brings it home for me to pee on - and I like to read the births, deaths and marriage notices while I do my biz. Anyway, so I'm looking in the births section, and I read this:

Mykali Bader announces the arrival of her little sister, Montara Catt Lylli (Matana Co-ach Lamdana).
Montara was adopted Jan. 20 in the Anhui Province of the People's Republic of China.

Montara is named in loving memory of the family cat, Melanie; women's-rights pioneer Carrie Catt; and her great-grandmother Lillian Stein.

Well, had I not already been pissing, I would have pissed myself silly. Imagine being named after a CAT! A dog I could maybe understand, but a cat! The parents better start saving up for therapy - a Chinese kid adopted by a Jewish fam and named after a cat. Oy.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton got a generous offer for his daughter. "A Kenyan says he offered Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter's hand in marriage five years ago -- and is still waiting for an answer."

To my mind, that's a pretty good deal - maybe the Kenyan should throw in a few wire terriers - that would seal the deal for sure.