TT #25


  1. I love this TT, I love cats, I love the pictures (especially the last one). Great list!!!

    My TT lists 13 things I can’t (or don’t want to…) live without.
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  2. That's quite a lot of cats you went through in your life.

    We used to have cats, too, when I was a child. They weren't allowed inside the house and so mostly were half-wild, not really belonging to us but merely living more or less in the vicinity of our house in sheds and such. None of them got much older than 5 or 6 years at the most, before they got run over or accidentally shot or whatever. Imagine my surprise at age 20 when I met my first indoor cat aged 18! I never even knew cats could live that long! LOL

    The only thing I am wondering is why you chose the lizard header for this TT what with all the different cat headers I have lazing around on my page…?

  3. Harlequin

    I had one cat, the legendary and lovely Harley aka Harlequin aka my Precioussssss. I loved her more than anything in this world and losing her three years ago (to cancer) was the saddest thing that ever happened to me, dead relatives notwithstanding. I'm still not sure I'll ever be able to have a cat again. It hurt too much to lose her and cats are hard to keep safe.

  4. Thanks Tink, I quite like that last photo too.

    mom not mum, everyone thought our most recent cat was a female when we first got him. But I thought he had a "male head" and the vet proved me right when he got neutered rather than spayed :)

    Samulli, I was going to use a cat one, but then i had photos of my cats, and I do like that green lizard, so randomness ensued :) All our cats are mostly outdoors too, though they do come in for comfort on occasion, so they are pets, but they do tend to have trouble with the road, especially since the one outside our house has gotten busier in recent years.

    H, ever is a long time. But yes, cats are hard to keep safe, unless you have a solely indoor one, and even then live less than 20 years.
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  5. Toni, our dog comes when you call the cat too. but that may be because he thinks that he is entitled to whatever the cat might be getting. Although he has managed to learn not to steal the cat food, at least, not when one of us is looking :)

    Hi Janet. Technically I suppose I don't have a cat, but they are the family's cats so I regard them as mine. Can't have pets in the apt where I live.
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  6. Harlequin

    I could always wait til I'm REALLY old, then arrange to die at the exact same time as my cat so that neither of us will miss the other.

    But that may be slightly insane.

  7. Great Pictures!! My husband is allergic to cats, so we only have dogs now :( When I was little, I had my first 2 kitties. My dad took me to pick them out….Bonnie and Clyde. They rocked!! I miss having a little kitty to cuddle with!

    Great list!

  8. I love cats, and I've also never been very original with names. My first cat was called Betsy, which isn't so bad—except that I had a rabbit which was also named Betsy. They were named after my imaginary friends, the twins Betsy and Betsy, who although they were twins were not the same age. And one of them was deaf. Hmm…I obviously had a lot of imagination in other ways! Betsy (cat) got run over, and Betsy (rabbit) ran away.

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  9. I remember my first cat, a long hair white Chinchilla called Tilly. We've got some great pics of her looking into the fishbowl trying to figure out how to get the fish out without getting her paw wet.

  10. As a cat lover too, I loved your list! I can remember all the kitties who lived with me. I had to laugh about Cleo. That happened with one of my cats too. Even the shelter I adopted him from said he was a neutered female and I had him 5 years thinking he was a she. But he kept "getting it on" with one of my stuffed animals and I became very suspicious. So the next time we went to the vet, I told the doctor and it took the doc a while but he looked at me and said, "You're right! This is a male!" Ha!

  11. I loved reading this post :)

    Unfortunately I too had too many cats die on the road :( A few just disappeared too. Because of that we had the whole back yard fenced and made these special bars for the windows so they can't leave. I now have four cats – the oldest two are 7 years old, and the youngest is just one.

  12. Harlequin

    My parents had a number of cats over the years, before they had kids. My dad had Gikky and Stinky when he was a kid (one of whom apparently changed sex half-way through its life…) and then later, they adopted my grandad's old cat Charlie. Charlie begat Velvet, a slinky black cat who was a big giant ho (toms literally lining up on the wall to get at her) Velvet eventually moved into a neighbour's house and since the neighbour liked her and my parents were moving house, she stayed there.

    They also had Horror and Judas (named by my dad) and later rescued a lovely ginger kitten named Sunset who was the victim of an attempted drowning and was very grateful to my mum and dad for saving her.

    We had no cats for about 14 years or so, then I got Harley for my 15th birthday. In the in-between years, myself and the sister semi-adopted a half-feral cat named Cindy who lived in the garden next door and had her kittens in our hedge. There was another cat next-door whose name escapes me but she liked me a lot. I used to play with her with a piece of string which she would chase up and down obstacles all over the garden. Once I ran around so much I got tired and lay down and she decided to run over the obstacles for me without the string, to help me feel better. Sweet cat.

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