Of my six cats, 2 of them are Tuxedo cats. I’ve not had the pleasure of owning a Tuxedo before these 2. They are pretty cool cats and very very intelligent…which can sometimes get them into quite a bit of trouble.
Meet my Tuxedos!
(or Hoban Washburne when he’s in trouble heh) He is my newest kitten. I adopted him from Rifle Animal Shelter. Wash is about 3 months old and is going to be a HUGE cat. He’s my big smudgy male.I had been on the lookout for one for months. I really wanted a large Maine Coon male, but those go quickly in shelters. It actually took me adopting three cats total (you’ll meet the other 2 next Caturday) to get the male that I wanted. He is a love and a snuggler and super great with the kids. My kids are really thrilled to have a kitten, cause most of our other adoptions have been special cases that aren’t really kid friendly. Wash loves to play, and isn’t really scared of anything, which is great…because as you’ll learn, most of my other cats are. Here’s some pictures of Wash at his cutest (click for larger images):
Yes, just “Mo”. If you know her, it fits for some reason. I adopted Mo from the Colorado Animal Rescue shelter around Christmas 2 years ago. My daughter and I had gone to CARE’s Halloween party, and I had been thinking about adopting a cat. One night, early in December we made the trek up to the shelter. They only had 2 younger cats avalaible for adoption, but Mo was super friendly and climbed right in my daughter’s lap. She was about 6 months old when we got her. Brave and sassy, she fit right into our family right away. I think that’s why I’m so impressed with Tuxedo cats, they really do seem fearless. I have 4 other cats that are afraid of EVERYTHING but Mo and Wash just want to know if they can eat it, if it will pet them, or if they can sleep on it. I think they helps draw out my other fearful cats. Here’s some pictures of Mo (click for larger images):
Next Caturday, I’ll introduce you to my special pair, Tyrion and Arya.
Does your cat (or pet) have a story? Share it in the comments.
I’m so sorry its been all cats the last few weeks, I just can’t help it. I swear I’ll run anything but cats the next 4 weeks at least. But this one you have to see.
Its so cute! You will go eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! 3 minutes of absolute kitten adorableness. There’s even little purrs. Plus just the adorableness of scottish folds is paramount. Oh, me needs a kitten! hee
Lots of places posted this adorable kitten this week. My good friend Amy linked me first.
In another showing of how fast things can happen on the web, a story got huge by yesterday and by this morning had already been resolved.
It was first mumbled about Wednesday. Pet Connection’s Gina posted a news roundup in the morning. In that was this:
As noted in comments, the town of Randolph, Iowa, apparently is looking back to the animal control practices of, oh, 150 years ago, when cities like New York paid kids to deliver strays, even if they had to yank pets out of the arms of other children to collect the bounty. The town is paying $5 per cat brought in. If not claimed, the cats will be killed.
It was in reference to this article from the AP. About how a small (pop. 200) town in Iowa was so overrun with strays that no one cared about and in a flash of dimwitted brilliance the city council decided they were going to give people $5 for every un-collared cat brought in to be destroyed. Oh, the problems with that go on for days!
Then animal activists started picking it up. Alley Cat Allies released a statement. Itchmo posted about it. Then my messages from Catster suddenly exploded! People were talking, and emailing, and complaining. Suddenly, everyone knew about this small town in Iowa had a cat bounty, and they wanted it changed.
And change it they did! As of last night the Randolph city council has rescinded the cat bounty and are working with animal rescue groups to create a trap-and-release program to control their feral cat population. WTG BLOGOSPERE!
A while back I posted an adorable cat cartoon. At the time I didn’t know anything about it. Now I do. The creator is Simon Tofield and the cartoon is called Simon’s Cat. He’s got another video just out called ‘Let Me In’. ENJOY!