Suppose I have a sincere religious belief that if I stop at a stop sign, God kills a kitten.
“Maria was like a kitten,” recalled Warren Beatty, who was friends with Bardot.
And now the latest character in the saga is Choupette, a 9-month-old Siamese kitten upon whom he fastidiously dotes.
late 14c., probably from an Anglo-French variant of Old French chitoun (Old North French caton) "little cat," from chat "cat," from Late Latin cattus (see cat). Applied playfully to a young girl, a sweetheart, from 1870.