our gang

I wanted to name our cats
Ezra, Celine, Turgenev,
Ernie, Feodor and
Gertrude
but
being a good guy
I let my wife
name them
and it came out:
Ting, Ding, Beeker,
Bhau, Feather and
Beauty.

nary a Tolstoy
in the whole bloody
batch.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1990
Source
Original manuscript