Remembering Kenji

Remembering Kenji

Kenji, or Tenthi as we affectionately called him, was a very gentle soul. He could tell when you had a bad day and were feeling down. During these times Tenthi would be extra snuggly and affectionate. Tenthi also loved being petted vigorously and would meow when you stopped as if to say, "more please." Although being extremely shy around strangers and little children, he was very friendly once you gained his trust. Once when we lived in southern California he went missing for three days. Every night when I came home from work I would walk up and down our street calling out his name. On the third day he came running up to me meowing and I took him in the house. He would rarely go outdoors after that. My family's fondest memories of Kenji or Tenthi are of his love of vigorous petting and his meows if you stopped. By the way, he has a Japanese name because I lived in Hokkaido, Japan for two years. Tenthi is very similar to Tenshi which means angel. He was a guardian angel to our family.