There are two Japanese words that have extremely similar sounds. Bonsai , referring to the pruned and manicured artsy tree, and Banzai, which is actually part of an ancient war cry meaning "May the emperor live 10,000 years!!!".
Banzai the kitten (only 4 weeks old!) is a little firecracker, so of course, his namesake would have to be the word that displays a bit more action and spunk. He was found by a local Marine stuck in a drain pipe, starving and dehydrated. The base veterinarian coaxed and nursed him, as well as his sister, until they were well enough to go to a new home. We are excited about this little bit of furry nature prancing through our tiny apartment.
Apparently, he enjoys fighting fires....
and battling dragons and dinosaurs.
A true military cat, Banzai also has an affinity for rifle magazines.
Killer the Bee and the World's First Guard Cat
Mr. Fumble Bumble is attempting to muster up some gentleness...
Even Killer knows Banzai is tiny!
.....and Banzai simply must end the day in his basket snoozing with a cuddly bear.
Yours truly- a military wife and mommy to 3 children, all under the age of 6. Our family is stationed in the Pacific, with my husband detached or deployed 6 months each year. I am currently homeschooling our oldest son for first grade. This military wife thing is fairly new to me (we've been married 5 years)....but I am constantly trying to find ways to make our family's life together more vibrant and unique. Our three children can be summed up as follows: The Killer Bee (boy, 5 years old); Mr. Fumble Bumble, Esq. (boy, 3 years)= F.B. for short; and Baby Bee (girl, 1 year).