7 Sep 2009

FUN MONDAY - Our furbabies



Sayre wants to see our furbabies. Or scalebabies. Or finbabies. Whatever form our pet takes, she wants to see a picture of it/them and hear the story of how it/they came to be a part of our family.

Most of you know that I have 5 cats and am a so said Cat Lady ! I also have a cat collection of more than 450 cats in all sizes and materials.

My oldest cat is Lisa, she is now 18 years old. Mr. Gattino brought her home in a carton when she was 6 weeks old. She came from a friend and should "replace" Mitzi who had died the same day. This was quite terrible for me because it was too quick. I was very angry with Mr. G he wanted to help me over my grief, but it hadn't been the right way !

Lisa moved in, became a very stubborn cat and rules the house ! Meanwhile she is deaf and meauws or rather crows the whole morning, God only knows why ! The rest of the day she is quiet and sleeps.


Lisa

Arthur is 7 years old, we picked him up in an animal shelter when he just arrived in a carton ! Mr. G's childhood dream was to own a white cat ! Arthur is without knowing it, a very amusing and social cat ! All our neighbors know him very well and he knows very well their beds. He hides sometimes in wardrobes and causes heart attacks when you open the door and he happily jumps out.


Arthur

Rosie is my first "Internet cat" ! She is 2 years old. I wanted to have a "Tuxi" cat and found one thanks to Internet. She is a little housewife everything must be need and tidy so she tidies up her toy mice around the food bowls during the night, one in the water bowl and one in the dry food. The others in a circle around. She owns 6 !


Rosie

Pookie is now 9 and belonged to our son. She is an English cat and was born in London where he lived at that time. When he had to move to Amsterdam he asked me to keep his two cats for 3 months because he was living in a flat. 5 years later Pookie is still with us and forever.


Pookie

Kim also belonged to our son and is 8, she couldn't stand the life in a flat at all and didn't eat anymore. Kim is mostly outside and although she has a lot of beds to nap at her disposal, she prefers to sleep outside in her tent.


Kim

If you want to see and read more about my cats go to my blog My Cats and funny stories!

16 comments:

Faye said...

These are the Lucky 5 Gattina! In the newspaper this morning I read that there was a cat show in Louisville this weekend. a very handsome Persian, Mr. Rhett Butler, won best in show. Featured all breeds and also just a category for mixed breed family cats. That's nice. All your cats are quite beautiful but have to say I have a soft spot for Arthur the Comedian. He does make me smile.

My FM post will be up later this morning. Am acting like it's a holiday.:-)

ChrisB said...

I remember your cat collection and how much you love cats. These are great pictures.
Arthur seems to be quite a character. Lisa at 18 is a great age for a cat, you obviously give her very good care.

Jientje said...

I loved reading about your cats and their cute little quirks Gattina! Each one has his/her own little story. I saw the title this morning and I thought this post would really be up your alley!

Thom said...

Well thank you for introducing those cats that I swear you have taught to pose on command. It was great reading about them all :)

Maribeth said...

You know that Arthur is my favorite. I love his personality. It shows in his pictures. Rosie's does too!

Jan n Jer said...

Pretty cats and amusing personalities. I Like the tent for kim. Thanks for sharing Gattina and Happy FM

Beckie said...

Great pictures ~ I know how difficult is to get decent pictures of cats! They're all beautiful, but I love the white one!

willowtree said...

That's quite a nice clowder you have there (yeah I'd never heard of it before either, I had to look it up). I'm partial to the black one.

karisma said...

Well they sure look pampered! I was giggling at Lisa being stubborn, must be the name! LOL! They are all adorable!

Swampy said...

AH-h-h-h-h-choo !

Melli said...

I don't see the pictures of Pookie, Kim or Arthur - I don't know why - but it's not like I don't know what they look like! I did love hearing about how each came to be with you. I agree that it was too soon to acquire Lisa - but Mr. Gattino's heart was in the right place... it was just his HEAD that was a little mixed up! Probably from having a SOBBING wife in his home!

jill said...

a tent outside! that's very interesting! my post is finally up

The Church Lady said...

I used to have a cat named Pooky! Your cats are all unique and very well cared for. They are all beautiful, but I happen to think Kim is my favorite based on her looks. I have a thing for the longer hair cats.

BS said...

Beautiful babies - I can't have them, they make me sneeze but it's wonderful to see the ones you have and love.

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

What precious fuzzy babies!!

Arthur and I would get along really well, I can tell, but I must admit a facination with your sweet kitty who loves her tent!

Ayie said...

awww cute kitties =)