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The Cats

 


Cats are very cool...
A friend once told me,
"Anyone who doesn't like cats never had one".


Naturally, all my cats think they're human...
And they each have their own little quirks
and
distinct personalities...
All five are short-haired domestics and are
rather small in size, only 7 to 12 lb.
I will be the first to admit
that thier names are not the most original,
but we call them all kinds of goofy names anyway...

Each one was rescued from
the harsh environment of the Northeast
[this basically means that I found them in my backyard]
and they've adapted quite well
since becoming house cats.

 

"There are many intelligent species in the universe.
They are all owned by cats." ~ Anonymous

 

~ The Molloy Cats ~




~  BooBoo  ~

This is my favorite kitty, also known as my "Angel with Fur"...
He loves to snuggle... I absolutely adore my boy cat!
Extremely gentle, he was a very grateful kitten
when I took him in out of the cold.
He's 18 years old now... so he's really slowing down.

But he's always had the most beautiful coat
of jet-black fur you've ever seen.
He gets along well with all the other cats
and he's very affectionate with me.
He pokes his little head up for kisses frequently.
He's also enjoys chasing his tail to amuse himself.
Unfortunately, he doesn't have a clue what his name is...
We originally named him Shadow, but we actually call him BooBoo -
and James still calls him Itty-Bitty...
In case you couldn't tell, he's the King of the Castle!

My favorite photo of BooBoo!

 

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~  Baby  ~
[her first photo at 6 weeks old]

A unique name, I know...
But she is indeed one of the three kittens from Fluffy's litter.
(I just had to keep one!)
She's 16 years old now and is a torti-calico. And what a character!
She's always been a little trouble maker... merrily getting into everything
from swatting at the ceiling fan from atop the kitchen cabinets
(Yikes!)... to hunting down anything that flies.
But now that she's older, she's calmed down quite a bit.

Since Baby was born in the house,
she's the only cat that has never experienced the outdoors...
And we'd like to keep it that way.
She very personable and loves toys...
And likes to hold her tail "straight up in the air" when we are with her!

Baby and Fluffy (her mommy)... Chasing a toy birdie!

They just love my bed...

  

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And here are the latest additions to the Molloy family:

~  Rotten  ~

Yep, that is her real name.
She's cute as a button... but man, is she rotten!
She's also known as my 'little peanut' (when she's behaving), which is rare.

So don't let that cutesy look fool you; if she's awake,
then she's usually getting in some kind of trouble.

She's only is about 7 weeks old in these photos,
and she's one of the prettiest kitties I've ever seen!
I rescued her (and her sister) at 4 weeks old;
they were not able to open their eyes - which were badly infected.
I worked on them with antibiotics and eye ointment
and she's just beautiful now and can see just fine...

               

Look at the markings on her - what a cutie!      And here she is under the coffee table...
Her markings designate her as a breed called: 'Turkish Van'.

 

Making snugglies...

Here she is all grown up at 11 years old...
and actually 'calm' in this photo -
instead of ripping my leather furniture apart.

 

~  Pooka Bear  ~

Pooka is jet black... and cute as a button,
but one of her eyes didn't fare so well (despite all my efforts)...
But she's doing really well with her better eye!
She is very baby-ish (my fault) with a sweet personality.
She's my little Pooka-Bear!
And she's very proud of her latest accomplishment...
Tree-Climbing!!!

Pooka, at the top of the tree in the living room...
Her 'one good eye' reflects light like a beacon!

Climbing down from the ceiling... Yikes.

She's so pretty (even with a schmootzy eye)...
which we recently had to remove.

 

Like 'Yin and Yang' - under the coffee table...
My youngest kitties are now 11 years old... and doing great!

Snuggle Bunnies

 

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IN MEMORY
-- January 3, 2015
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~  Fluffy  ~

Fluffy was the purriest cat we ever had!
And she was very good with cutesy poses, too.
When I took her in, she was pregnant
-- I thought Dan was gonna shoot me for sure --
and she ended up with three beautiful kittens.
That was such a riot! I had a blast with them...
We're not sure why we named her Fluffy...
Because we always called her
Floo-Floo... Floofa... Floofy... or the Floofa-meister.

You may have noticed that whenever people play with babies or kitties,
their brains turn to mush...
hence, all the different names.
She made it to age 15... but we lost her to cancer.

I still miss her... and her little polka-dot nose
and I think about her every single day.

 

IN MEMORY
-- August 14, 2008
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~  Kitty  ~

Kitty was my oldest fur-baby and was so endearing...
That is, when she wanted to be...
She loved people and would go to any stranger,
jump on their lap and wait to be pet;
if you didn't put her down, she wouldn't move.
She loved playing with running water
(faucets and water fountains)...
or plotting an escape when she was younger.
We used to call her "Houdini", because she could open any door!

She was James' and Dans' favorite to play with...
and my favorite to snuggle.
  

Unfortunately, our beloved Kitty passed into Spirit in August 2008
at 13 years old, after a battling a long year of illness.
Everyone who met her, loved her... And she will be greatly missed.


This is her 'Evil Kitty', don't-mess-with-me Kitty face!

Stray kittens in my back yard, years ago...

Five in the pic above... but only Four below...

Incredibly Cute!

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"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods...
  Cats have never forgotten this."  ~ Anonymous

 

Click on the blue window above
to play with Maukie - an interactive animated Kitty!
Maukie can move, meow and purr.

~ Just move your mouse around Maukie ~

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  Boo Boo in the bed...

 

A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.


A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.


A cat has four rows of whiskers.


A cat in a hurry can sprint at about thirty-one miles per hour.


A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum, a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.


A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers or antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.


A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.


A cat will spend nearly 30% of its life grooming itself.


A fifteen year old cat has probably spent ten years of its life sleeping.


A cat's brain is more similar to a human's brain than that of a dog.


A cat's ear pivots 180 degrees.                                                                        ^


A cat's hearing rates as one of the top in the animal kingdom. Cats can hear sounds as high-pitched as 65 kHz; a human's hearing stops at just 20 kHz.


The domestic cat is the only cat species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. A cat's tail held high means happiness. A twitching tail is a warning sign, and a tail tucked in close to the body is a sure sign of insecurity.


A cat's tail plays a vital part in the cat's balance and in the "righting reflex" that allows it to land on its feet after falling from a height.


A cat's tongue is scratchy because it's lined with papillae-tiny elevated backwards hooks (just like Velcro!) that help to hold prey in place.


A cat's whiskers, called vibrissae, grow on the cat's face and on the back of its forelegs. The whiskers are thought to be a kind of sensor to help a cat gauge the space it wants to go through.


A female cat can begin mating when she is between 5 and 9 months old.


A large majority of white cats with blue eyes are deaf. White cats with only one blue eye are deaf only in the ear closest to the blue eye.


All kittens are born with blue eyes [when a kitten is about 6 weeks old, you'll begin to see their true eye color].


All cats are members of the family Felidea. Interestingly enough, the cat family split from the other mammals at least 40,000,000 years ago, making them one of the oldest mammalian families.


Americans spend more on cat food than on baby food. (But let's not tell Dan... :-)


Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion.


Calico cats are nearly always female. In cats, the calico and tortoiseshell coats are sex-linked traits. All cats displaying these coats are female... and on rare occasions, sterile males.


It is a common belief that cats are color blind; but recent studies have shown that cats can see blue, green, and red. Studies have shown that cats can distinguish between red and green; red and blue; red and gray; green and blue; green and gray; blue and gray; yellow and blue, and yellow and gray.


Cats have a homing ability that uses its biological clock, the angle of the sun, and the Earth's magnetic field.


Cats have AB blood groups just like people.


Cats have about 100 different vocalization sounds. In comparison, dogs have about 10.


Cats love to hear the sound of their own name and your voice, so talk to them often.


Cats must have fat in their diet, because they can't produce it on their own. Never feed your cat dog food, because cats need five times more protein than dogs do.


Cats scratch to shed the sheaths of their old claws.                                            ^


The declawing of a pet cat involves surgery called an onychectomy, in which the entire claw and end bone of each toe of the animal are amputated.
Declawing causes permanent nerve damage to the paws leaving your cat with an arthritic-like pain ~ for the rest of its life!  [Please consider another alternative; check out this great web site on Soft Paws; it's a safe, effective and humane alternative to declawing!]
Its the Purrfect Solution for problem cat scratching. Your cat will love you for it!


Orange and lemon rinds are offensive to cats. A light rubbing of orange peel on furniture will discourage your cat from using it as a scratching post.


Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel.


Cats, not dogs, are the most common pets in America. There are approximately 66 million cats to 58 million dogs, with Parakeets a distant third at 14 million.


Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats... so if you are open to having a pet in your life, take one in from the cold - or adopt one from a shelter.


If left to her own devices, a female cat may have three to seven kittens every four months. This is why population control using spaying and neutering is so important.


If your cat is in the habit of rolling over and exposing his stomach, you can be sure he feels perfectly safe with you. It's also a way of demonstrating his pleasure in your company.


Human painkillers such acetaminophen [Tylenol] are toxic to cats. Grapes, raisins, onions, garlic and chocolate (among other things) are also poisonous to cats. For a more comprehensive list of dangerous people foods, click here. And never feed your cat canned tuna [people food]; this is a mistake many people make... Unfortunately, there are crystals in the tuna that can form in a cats urinary system causing pain and bleeding [male cats are more sensitive to this].


In general, cats live longer than most dogs. An average life span might be 12 to 14 years. But some cats are reaching 20 or more years if they are well cared for. A cat's longevity depends on feeding, genetics, environment, veterinary care as well as other factors. It is also important whether or not the cat lives indoors or is allowed outdoors (outdoor cats only live an average of eight years). The general consensus is that at about age seven the cat can be considered as "middle-aged", and at age 12 and beyond - old.


It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks. This is the reason why pets are often found in nursing homes!


It has been scientifically proven that stroking a cat can lower one's blood pressure.


Neutering / Spaying a cat extends its life span by two or three years.


Never pick a kitten up by the neck. Only a mother cat may do this safely.


The phenomenon of cats finding their owners in a place where they have never been before is scientifically known as Psi-trailing. Many well-documented stories tell of cats that have walked hundreds, even thousands of miles to find their owners.


When you find your cat glued to the window intently watching a bird, making a strange chattering noise and clicking his or her jaws oddly, your cat is merely acting on instinct. What your cat is doing is directly related to the killing bite that all cats [both domestic and wild cats] use to dispatch their prey. BooBoo and Pooka are very good at "speaking birdie"!


BooBoo's favorite place...

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~ Okay… If you made it this far...
You have to check out this web site - it's hysterical!
Very cleverly done… with a whole directory of wacky cat photos.

http://www.mycathatesyou.com/


BooBoo... in mid-yawn...

Stained Glass Windows

 

"Dogs have owners... Cats have staff."
                                                              ~ Anonymous

 

I hope you enjoyed all the kitties!

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