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Spotlight Thursday – Meet General U.S. Grant and General W.T. Sherman

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  General U. S. Grant and General W. T. Sherman

Age:  7 and 5 months

Location:  Southern California USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  We came from the same cattery Rhea and Davout came from, although Grant is a British Shorthair. He seemed nice, but Sherman was coming down with a cold and sneezed a few times on the trip from San Diego.  Both were very good and brave.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  We had a different safe room to start than the others had, since Anna has the old one. It has fewer cubbies, but there is a big wood desk you can run under and feel safe. We took to it right away, and soon met Rhea and Davout and like them fine. Sometimes we sleep in safe corners around the house but are coming out.  Grant likes to rub against everyone and Rhea sometimes gives him a swat to make him stop, but he’s working on her patience.  Sherman likes to purr when held, but has things to see and won’t hang out with you for long.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Neither boy has done anything bad or scary. Anna and her hissing doesn’t bother them when they invade her room, but Davout will sometimes pin them down by the scruff to keep them out of her room and upsetting her.  He does this to Rhea too.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Grant tries to beg for extra meals and since they both are growing boys they often get one. Mostly Grant just watches Dad and both follow him around to see what he’s doing.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Humans are still learning about us like we are learning about them.

General W.T. Sherman

General U.S. Grant


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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Anna Comnena

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Anna Comnena

Age:  8 and a half years

Location:  Southern California USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I had been abandoned by my family to a shelter. First they had a kid that abused me, then there were lots of cats in the shelter that worried me. I had a special place by a flower I liked, the picture on the internet was taken there and that’s where I stayed.  When they took me away across the yard for introductions, I was polite but soon worried that some cat would take my spot away so I went right back to it.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  He put me in the same room the Rhea and Davout stayed. I loved it! So big! Dad soon learned not to put his hand over my head or I would swat it hard, but since I have no claws there it didn’t hurt so I’d snap with teeth too. After some learning, I learned to trust him enough to stop that.  After a time, I started to explore but Rhea and Davout coming close made me hiss at them over and over and run back to my room.  If they come in I get up high and hiss at them.  After a while Rhea started to chase me back to my room and we would fight, so the door is usually closed. I purr and purr when Dad comes to visit, but if I think another cat is outside the door. I start to fret and get upset.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   I always do the same thing and never change much, except I’m not as afraid of people as I was before.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I have a room of my own, with lots of safe cubbies to sleep in and a window. That has to count.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am extremely stubborn. I am way more stubborn than that.



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Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Marshal Davout

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Marshal Davout

Age:  3 and a half years

Location:  Southern California USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Too scared to think. I don’t handle car trips or new things well.  Still don’t.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After a little I got braver, and Rhea made friends with me in our room while we took some medicine. But in a while, we got out to explore the whole house and met the two Old Guy cats (Julius and Gus).  I wasn’t scared of them and they didn’t get mad at me at all when I went downstairs to explore – before Rhea got up the courage to come too.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When Uncle Julius was a tiny kitten, he fell through the railing upstairs above the living room and fell. He was OK. Dad put up a cardboard cover along the railing to keep us from doing it…and I climbed it and fell down too.  I wasn’t hurt either.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I’m not good at making people do things. I sometimes ask to go out back but it has been to rainy recently.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That Rhea is the boss of me.  I let her take the lead mostly, but when she does bad stuff I’m still the BIG brother.



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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Rhea Silvia

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Rhea Silvia

Age:   3 years

Location:  Southern California USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://threecatyard.wordpress.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I was pretty young, and during my first trip from San Diego to Los Angeles had an accident in the carrier. I had to share it with my half brother Marshal Davout. He was even more scared, and I hadn’t met him before then because I was still in with my litter mates. I still had another hour drive to get home. It was pretty dark but I only cried a couple of times…pretty loudly. I still stay quiet until I have something important to say.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After a wet-wipes bath and some food and water I felt a lot better. We were in our own room with lots of little cubby holes just right for kittens.  Davout was too scared to move but had a bed in a cubby. I did a little exploring of the room but found a nice spot where I could hide but watch what Dad did. Mostly he left us alone, or watched me explore some. When Davout relaxed some we made friends. We had to stay there together for a while before meeting the other cats.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   I learned some bad habits from Uncle Julius (RIP) and climbed the wall in the back yard. This summer I did it, but instead of jumping down into the pool area, which is fun, I followed the wall along past several houses.  On the way back, I lost count and jumped into someone else’s yard into her house. I hid behind her sofa while she tried to get her little dog away and shoo me out of her yard.  She got me out of her house, but I hid on the wrong side of the gate.  Then I heard my Dad bringing out the ladder to check the big lot out back for me, and rushed up a trellis and made a big jump to the wall top and back home.  I’ve learned only how to count better, and Dad isn’t eager to let me out back until he fixes things.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I don’t think I fool him very much, but he doesn’t have many rules.  Every one at the vets or who fixes things in the house loves me.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am too mean to Anna.  I’m just playing until she hisses at me one time too many.



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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Mr Phoenix

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Mr. Phoenix des gray mice des graviers

Age:  4 months

Location:  Brittany/France

Web/Blog Page:  Mr. Phoenix

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Honestly? I thought they are strange somehow. While they waited for me,  the woman (aka the mama) had one of the Sphinx cats of my breeder  on her shoulder and awwed and ohhhed how beautiful that cats are. The man (aka the da)d played with the old bull terrier lady of my breeder and they both were so distracted that I had to bark before they noticed me.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  As I wrote my name on the floor… and on the bed, the carpet, the car, the chair and the sofa…then my ink tank was empty but I made enough things to my own to call it my home, right?

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   As I bit my dad in his sniffer, he screamed like a girl and that was a shocking moment for me, I tell ya… I mean a 6’11” – guy with a voice like Barbie? That is scary.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  My Dad. He is so fabulous in-consequent… so a lot of impossible things are possible.   I only have to wait till he is distracted with torturing the keyboard :o) Butt mostly I’m a mom-boy, I stick on her like glue. I sleep on her head and I’m always with her… even in the bathroom.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  They think I’m a baby. Well, technically I am a baby…but I’m a Weimaraner and a Virgo, so there is no reason to turn into a howl-i-copter… and there is no reason to park the Weimaraner on the pad of shame… just saying…



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Posted by on January 19, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Buggz

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Buggz Cashmanilla

Age:  I’m a handsome guy of the age of 101 human years (14.5 doggy years!)

Location:  Vancouver Island in British Columbia – eh!

Web/Blog Page:  https://ladybuggz.wordpress.com/

My name is Buggz (pronounced Bugs) Cashmanilla (a mix of my human mom & dads last names).  When I was born I couldn’t use my back legs but taught myself to prop them up and hop, hence the name Buggz!  My dad tells people I was raised by wild Jack Rabbits and most believe him!! LOL….Humans are so gullible!
The picture to the right is of me wearing my smoking jacket.  I was getting ready for dinner with the folks..actually it was to keep me warm after a bath.  When I grow my hair long my dad puts around my neck a big gold chain and then mom (Ladybuggz) calls me a Stud Muffin cause I look Italian even though I’m a Chinese Shz-itzu! I have a few girlfriends, my fav is Molly a big Golden Lab! She used to live next door until they moved away.  She would stand over me and do that silly dance with the hip twerking, It always made the humans laugh, but I loved it! LOL…she’s funny! Here she is this year in a santa hat! UPDATE:  Unfortunately my sweet girlfriend Molly passed away January 3, 2017.  I’m totally heartbroken.  But I know she’s now an angel watching over all of us.


 My mom and dad loved to swim so they (before they had a car) would put me in a home-made carrying bag and smuggle me onto the buses! No one knew, it was like being a secret agent! So we would travel around all over and I would follow my human dad to the end of the earth if I had to! Once I jumped off a 20 ft. rock bluff after my dad told me to stay put, but I had to jump in cause I thought he needed help, but it was me that needed help cause I got caught in a current and started floating down the river! My dad caught me and saved me, I was so happy!My favorite swimming technique is using only my front feet, my back legs are always tucked under my belly so it’s a real Dog paddle! Petey was a prissy little dog, never going in over his knee’s…he didn’t know what he was missing!
Last year mom entered me in the “Purina Together Awards” for regular animals that help their humans (cause both my mom & dad are disabled).  Out of all of Canada, I came in 9th! One of my pictures is of me & my dad….he looks kind of scary with that big red beard but he’s a pussy cat! We (Petey,dad & I) once had a beard growing contest (below) I think I won!

Mom made us cut it off cause it was always full of food! She’s a real pest…always brushing my teeth and putting eye drops in my eye’s and taking me to that dreaded man with the white coat that pokes and prods me. But I guess when you get my age that kind of thing happens! I have to rely on my mom & dad to carry me down the stairs to poop and pee now cause I can’t see the stairs anymore..it’s embarrassing ! I’ve fallen down them a few times but luckily I’m what mom & dad call me a Sack of Spuds…I just roll!! (Spuds are my favorite snack..especially french fries) I’m not allowed to eat them anymore so I’m kind of sad about that!

 


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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Mollie

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Mollie

Age:  13 maybe – but ladies don’t always tell the truth

Location:  Pennsylvania

Web/Blog Page:  www.coffeekatblog.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  It was scary. I was in a little cage with my baby boy in a room with dozens of other cats. It was noisy. This lady came and took me out of the cage and tried to cuddle me. I jumped down and hid behind the trash bin. She wouldn’t take no for an answer and came to take me home. She tried to adopt my baby boy too but someone else wanted him. I thought she was crazy but I kept an eye on her from my hiding places.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I got really sick right after I was adopted. I was hospitalized for a week and when she came to pick me up I knew I was going to stay at that place with fluffy beds and secret hiding places. She talked about big vet bills but I had no idea what that was.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I first came home I was too sick to have the “spay” operation. Mom wanted to wait a few weeks until I was strong again but I went into heat and caterwauled all night. Yep, all night long. Jake, an older black cat who lived there, was terrified. He didn’t know what I wanted even though I flicked my tail and showed him my “goods.” He hid under the bed. Mom said he was neutered very young so he didn’t know the facts of life. A few nights of that and I was scheduled the next week!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Mom of course. Dad is the best masseuse but Mom spends more time with me and makes sure I’m happy.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I’m little, only 7 lbs. The other two cats here are 12 and 15 lbs. Most people don’t know that I am the alpha cat and rule the roost. If I’m not happy ain’t no one happy.


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Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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