The famous picture showing the
famous meeting between Stanley and Livingstone.
we were told that Ujiji was going to be called Chimay we considered giving
both kittens C-names instead of U-names.
But for a short time only, because our female kitten was almost destined
to be called Ujiji.
Ujiji is the town in Africa where the famous meeting between Livingstone
and Stanley took place. We knew that when the kittens were born, but only
some days after the birth we found out that it happened in 1871 exactly
November 10th. The very same date as Ujiji Chimay was born!
Chimay is a town in
Belgium. Besides it is the name of a famous beer, brewed at a monestery in
the town Chimay.
Uzuri was the first name starting with the letter U we wrote
into our book of kitten's names. It is Swahili, and it means beautiful boy
or just beauty.
At the age of 5 months our Uzuri was not exactly a beauty. But as a matter
of facts he took a lot after his grandmother Lilit, and we hoped he would
develop fine, just like Lilit did.
Now - February 2005 - Uzuri is 2 years and 3 months of age, he is an adult
cat, and he is good looking, though his nose will never be as
straight as a Russian nose should be. But he has a wonderful body-type and
a very long tail, and his eyes have turned green now.