I'm afraid I unintentionally
misled you wonderful and loving people! I went back and read my original post, and I realized that, as I was typing the post, I forgot
to include a caption under the photo, saying that "This isn't my little stray, but it looks exactly like him." So, I'll say it now...That particular photo ISN'T my cat, but it could be considering the resemblance. I apologize profusely. So sorry...but it does look just like him, including the face and the coloring.
HELAKU: full of sun
I LIKE this one...I could call him Hell for short!
I also like Neko...I had a wonderful student once whose name was Nico...are they pronounced the same way? Does that have the short e or the long e? My student's name had the long e sound, even though he spelled it with an i.
Thanks for your words of encouragement, and for your name suggestions. I may have to call him Neko Helaku..."Little Cat Full of Sun."
Any of you ever read the charming book "The Cat Who Went to Heaven" by Elizabeth Coatsworth? If you've not, I highly recommend it. It's a great escape from all the political turmoil.