But not before giving him a name. If you know cats, you know that when they like you, they will turn their backs to you and lift their tails, flicking. On the first such occasion, we couldn’t help but notice a heroic pair of testicles. Immediately, I named him Mr Bonkis. Bonkis, I thought at the time, was the Yiddish word for balls. I was wrong about the translation but like all Yiddish, it sounds right.