Here, Mochi Mochi Mochi!

Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 | 0 comments

   Wasabi is about to meet her match....we went and looked at a bunch of kitties yesterday, and I think we've found the new addition to our family! This little one is all of 2 months at the moment so can't leave Mommy yet, but we plan on getting her after Golden Week (around the beginning of May). I'm really praying that a new playmate will be a good thing for Wasa....and that she won't try to kill the new kitten!
  We're pretty sure that we're going to name the new baby Mochi...if you're not familiar with Japanese food, mochi is a sort of soft rice cake that's made from pounding a special kind of rice into a gooey mess. Or, as Wikipedia sums it up in a much for eloquent manner: 'a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape'. Mochi is eaten year-round, but it's a traditional New Year's food, and you'll see a lot more of it being sold around that time. 
 Why 'Mochi', you may be asking? Well, 1, I love food. Especially Japanese food. 2. I hate giving my pets traditional names, so why not give them food-related ones? Finally, Yuki and I decided that since Wasabi has been living up to her name so well, the spicy little rat, that we'd give this new girl a name with a very soft image and pray for the best! Here's to actually having a lap cat instead of one that acts like a ferret on crack most of the time! (Not that we don't adore Wasa, but you know...)

                                              Mochi on Sunday

                                      As an infant

                                 Who could resist that face?