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Meet My Cats!

These are my cats! I would have more, but I am married to a tolerant cat person (he is a dog person and we have 2, Scooby and Augie). If I had my way I would have 20 cats but I have to settle for my 6 beautiful babies.

The oldest is a Tuxedo named Merlin. He is blind in one eye and getting a little fragile feel to him, but he is a great old guy. His favorite places are in front of the fireplace in the winter and in front of the fan in the summer. It's uncanny. This could be a photo of him, but it's not. I found this gif on the net and had to use it.

Next in line would be Otis, a regular old alley cat tabby. He prefers it outdoors and brings me "presents" he has made from his hunting ventures.

We lost Otis. He and his pal Butch both disappeared together. I prefer to think that they found a new home someplace, but the reality is that we live in Mountain Lion country, so enough said except that I miss them.

Then there are the two brothers, Runt and Butch (see note above concerning Butch). These 2 were wild kittens I found under my house, (only was able catch the mother a couple of times, and then she disappeard). Butch got his name because he was so brave when I found him and as I was taming him, he would spit and hiss his indignation but never ran away. A real tuff guy! And Runt (guess how he got his name) turned out to be the easiest to tame, the most affectionate(pesty?), and largest (weighing in at 12 pounds and not an ounce of it fat) of them all. He should have been named Tiggr not just because he is an orange tabby but because of his personality and jutting chin. Another cool trait is that his eyes are the same color orange (not gold) as his coat. And even though he won't live inside, he stays closer to home and is still safe from the buffet table for the wild animals out here :) I guess Runt was missing his brother because he brought home a little wild cat that I have dubbed Buddy. Buddy only allows me to pet him, fleetingly, at meal time, but he sticks around. Will have to trap him soon and get him neutered.

Jade is my only female and she's a Buff colored tabby with, yep you guessed it, green eyes. She was confiscated as a 4 week old Junk Yard Kitten. Not quite wild, but not a real nice kitty either. We have an understanding, if she stays out from under my feet I won't step on her tail, and if she bites me, she has to go to her room. She is a real talker too. She is kinda mean, but she also has such a primadona personality that I don't mind a few bites and scratches now and then. Update on Jade: She is gone now too. She caught some strange bacterial intestinal infection and we had to have her put down so she couldn't spread the disease. Sheese, my house is starting to sound like a cat death camp! I think it has to do with moving. We've only been at this new home for one year now, and I think the stress made my babies vulnerable.

The newest addition is a part blue point siamese that we named Whispers. He has beautiful moonstone blue eyes and very lightly stripped points. His personality is akin to Runts. Affectionate and playful and loves to type on my computer keyboard. Some day I may be able to translate the language he is typing in and let him create his own webpage! Whispers also likes to lay across my chest while I crochet (he's not supposed to chase the thread, but we're working on that one). I wonder how he will manage that when he is all grown up. (Hmmmm implants maybe? Tee-Hee!)
Update on Whispers: He is doing great!!! He loves living in doors, so don't have to worry about him becoming a nutritional tidbit, and he also has the greatest personality! He likes to be held the same way you hold an infant, on his back, craddled in my arms. He would sleep like that for hours if I didn't have things to do:) He still loves to type, but we haven't made any progress on the translation.

This joke was in an e-mail my sister sent me. Thanks Joan!
"Cats Are Like ?"
Cats do what they want, when they want.
They rarely listen to you.
They're totally unpredictable.
They whine when they are not happy.
When you want to play they want to be left alone.
When you want to be alone, they want to play.
They expect you to cater to their every whim.
They're moody.
They leave their hair everywhere.
They drive you nuts.

Conclusion: Cats are like little, tiny women in cheap fur coats.

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