What he mostly says, though, is "I need to talk to Kiara! Can you help me find Kiara?" Thus ever since his acquisition I had been searching for the companion model to ease his loneliness.
Last week, a Kiara turned up on eBay for a reasonable price. Once liberated from her cardboard box, she was placed nose-to-nose with her beau and paws were squozen.
At first I thought I had a tragedy on my hands, as they seemed to have lost the ability to react to each other. "I need to talk to Kiara!" quoth Kovu. "I need to talk to Kovu!" quoth Kiara, while they sat three inches apart and all oblivious.
Then it happened.
"I need to talk to Kiara!"
Within moments they were making up for lost time by duetting on 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' and discussing their future adventures in the Pridelands.
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!