Furry Family #2

SONY DSC First off, we’ve got Sylvester, the Cat, who lives with Betty from Maine. We had a Sylvester and Tweety – two factory kittens Richie brought home (he’d also taken the mom to the vet to be neutered so she wouldn’t keep having kittens). Then my Sylvester walked through an oil pan that Richie had used to change the oil in the car, and then left oil paw prints on an antique bedspread (the cat, not Richie). Henceforth he was Oiler.
FullSizeRender copy Then we have Cindy, who clearly loves dogs. The first photo is Bill, a wild soul they found covered in ticks who likes to cuddle (sans ticks, I assume) and the granny dog Ruby, who just crossed the Rainbow Bridge at age 18 and is still deeply missed. FullSizeRender copy 2 Then there’s Penny, a wanderer who preferred Cindy’s family to her original one, and last but not least IMG_1582 copyhere’s Jack, a rescue from 2004. Cindy’s a Good Woman.

More tomorrow – gotta write. Oh, and Mini-me is snowed in at the ski area she works for in South Lake Tahoe with no power, waiting for the roads to be cleared. It’s been an adventure for her. She has no critters because her husband’s allergic, but when they lived in England (in Kent) a neighbor kitty would drop by quite often, one with black mark under his nose whom they called Hitler. He was a very friendly cat, though, and not out to annex any nations, so it was okay.

18 thoughts on “Furry Family #2

  1. Maine Betty says:

    I might have named him something more original, but Sylvester had that name when I got him, I figured he was used to it. Unless they made it up at the vet’s, who knows? I pretty much just call him Kitty. Thanks for posting my handsome boy!

  2. German Chocolate Betty says:

    Oh, I don’t know, he really does look like a “Sylvester” — I think it’s perfect!

  3. Cindy says:

    I really like the name Sylvester. It sounds very sophisticated.

    All of my dogs have different nicknames. Jack became Jackson Montgomery (from All My Children), he’s also Jacky Boy, and now Old Man. Penny is Penne Pasta, Pendo Express, and Penny Hut Jr. Bill is just Mister Bill.

  4. Maine Betty says:

    I like it too, really, it’s quite aristocratic.
    My dog is Maggie, also known a Moose, Moosalicious, Big Girld, or Get Out of the Garbage and Don’t Eat That Dammit. She’s part Labrador.

    Love the little dogs, I tell myself my next dog will be smaller. We’ll see.

  5. Jill says:

    Sylvester looks very sophisticated . Loving the pet pics but still not tempted to become owned by one. A lot of bikers have dogs and they come up with creative ways for them to ride on their bikes.

  6. Kelly S. says:

    Sylvester is a very handsome kitteh!

    @Maine Betty – we’ve also given our fur babies multiple names. I think it’s normal.

  7. Jessie says:

    I did not know how to send you a picture of Aubrey (cream polydactyl tabby) and Lindoro (polydactyl Siamese) so I am sending this instead:

    exactly right

    by Charles Bukowski

    the strays keep arriving: now we have 5
    cats and they are smart, spontaneous, self-
    absorbed, naturally poised and awesomely

    one of the finest things about cats is
    that when you’re feeling down, very down,
    if you just look at the cat at rest,
    at the way they sit or lie and wait,
    it’s a grand lesson in preserving
    if you watch 5 cats at once that’s 5
    times better.

    no matter the extra demands they make
    no matter the heavy sacks of food
    no matter the dozens of cans of tuna
    from the supermarket: it’s all just fuel for their
    amazing dignity and their
    affirmation of a vital
    we humans can
    only envy and
    admire from

  8. Jessie says:

    No. But we had heard of Hemmingway cats, also called ship’s cats because they were considered lucky. Hence “Aubrey” after Patrick O’Brien’s Jack Aubrey.

    I was not actually looking for a polydactyl when I selected my kitten. When I got him home, my husband said”That kitten has the biggest feet.” Upon which I said “There is NOTHING wrong with his feet. My god, they are huge!” He has 8 toes on each front foot and 5 on each back. They look like he is walking on little cauliflowers. He can climb anything and he is amazing at catching mice and rats and, unfortunately, birds. He can easily jump 3 feet in the air. Well when he was a little younger. We keep him in a rhinestone collar to give the birds a chance and it has dramatically cut into his ability to catch them.But he is still dragging in the mice and rats. Lindy only has one extra toe on each front foot.

  9. Maine Betty says:

    My last cat Annie had an extra claw and “thumb”. If I had been 8, she would have been called Mittens.

  10. It’s great to see more good looking furry family photos! Does anyone follow awesome Siamese polydactyl @Catfoodbreath on Twitter? @Catfoodbreath is adorable, witty, talented and dedicated to supporting the Humane Society in Chittenden County @HSCCVT CFB also blogs at http://www.catfoodbreath.com

    Kudos to your MiniMe for adventurous temperament!!

  11. Loving all the pics. Such handsome and beautiful animals. I’m envious. No pets are allowed in my building, but I’m thinking of moving soon as I’m certain an elephant lives above me. A nocturnal elephant who loves to trudge around his place at 2 am.
    Hope MiniMe is doing okay.Weather in Northern California has been wild this year. We’re even getting a ton of freezing rain in the south, and snow in our mountains continues. Hope the drought breaks!

  12. Jill says:

    Robena, I think the drought broke into floods. It looks like the rivers and lakes are rising. The elephant that lives above is one of the reasons that I have tried to avoid apartment living. Apartment living is efficient and practical in so many ways. But there is always the elephant.

    How is MiniMe ?

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