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Brando: Sassy, smart, and sometimes stinky

Updated on March 25, 2013

Meet Brando!

Brando is a sweet, smart, loving kitty companion. He loves getting his belly rubbed, playing with toy mouses from Amazon, and trying to snuggle the baby (they're "brudders"). He can be onery, too, and "misses" his litter box when he's unhappy with something. He loves to explore everything -- even his empty carrier!

Brando is a great guy and we love him. He looks after us, was a guard kitty when I was pregnant (he got a raccoon tail and stood between me and whatever loud sound had startled him), and doesn't even freak out when the baby tugs a little too hard on his tail. He's the best cat we could ask for!

Brando kneeding my baby bump
Brando kneeding my baby bump

About Brando's mom

I've always been an animal person. I currently have Brando and a sugar glider, GIR. In the past, I had two rabbits, two other sugar gliders, two other hedgehogs, and a few hamsters. My parents had dogs that I loved to death, and I never considered myself a cat person. I think it's rude when cats hold their tails up in the air and back up into your face. ;) Brando is the first cat I've met that maintains his dignity and personal space (except for excessive snuggles). For the first time, I'm a "cat person!"

The photo is of Brando kneeding my belly while I was pregnant with my son.

Where Brando came from

Brando came from one of my close friends. Unfortunately, her husband developed a very severe allergy to Brando. He was well-cared for and loved very much at his old home, but we love him so much and are KINDA glad we got to adopt him (but very sorry about my friend's huzz's allergies!).

Why "Brando?"

Before Brando was adopted, he had a brother, named "Marlon." Unfortunately, that kitty died, so now there is just a Brando. He fits his name well so it was kept by the original owner and myeself.

Being taunted by his mouse toy (see below)
Being taunted by his mouse toy (see below)

Brando, aka...







Kit Kat Meow

Snuggle Kitty

Fur mice

CoolCyberCats Rattling Long Haired Real Fur Mice, Pack of 12
CoolCyberCats Rattling Long Haired Real Fur Mice, Pack of 12

Brando is OBSESSED with these guys! We tried a few different kinds of mice (leather, short-hair, etc.), but these are the ONES! He snuggles with them, bats them around, carries them around, tosses and catches them in the air, and hides them. I don't honestly know what Brando would do without them: Probably get into trouble!


Brando's "meows" sound like he's saying:


Photos of Brando - Brando doing some cat stuff

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Brando after the BAD kind of bathBrando during the GOOD kind of bathBrando playing "King of the mountain" on Dad while Dad sleepsSnuggle kitty's profileBrando waiting at the top of the stairs for us to come home
Brando after the BAD kind of bath
Brando after the BAD kind of bath
Brando during the GOOD kind of bath
Brando during the GOOD kind of bath
Brando playing "King of the mountain" on Dad while Dad sleeps
Brando playing "King of the mountain" on Dad while Dad sleeps
Snuggle kitty's profile
Snuggle kitty's profile
Brando waiting at the top of the stairs for us to come home
Brando waiting at the top of the stairs for us to come home

Mylar crinkle balls

Zanies Mylar Balls Cat Toys, 35-Piece Canisters
Zanies Mylar Balls Cat Toys, 35-Piece Canisters

This is Brando's second-favorite toy! They always seem to diappear (hint: check your shoes), but the crinkle sound drives him crazy! He loves to bat it around by himself and catch it in the air.


A great book for kids with cats


We love this book because it not only introduces our child to cats, but it helps us teach him how to treat Brando with love, respect, and nice hands.

Brando says, "Shhhhhhhh...."
Brando says, "Shhhhhhhh...."

Nap time for Brando!

Thanks for stopping by!

Do you have a family cat or pet? What do you love about them?

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    • ForestBear LM profile image

      ForestBear LM 

      6 years ago

      very cute, I love cats

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      6 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done! Squidlike

    • davenjilli lm profile image

      davenjilli lm 

      6 years ago

      very cute

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      Teri Villars 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I have an orange tabby, he is very calm but as he is getting older, getting a little feistier...something to look forward to with Brando! Squid Angel blessed.

    • junecampbell profile image

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Brando is a handsome fellow. el Gordo, who lives with me and permits me to pamper him, sends kitty kisses to Brando.

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      6 years ago

      You're lucky to have Brando for a companion and a friend. A truly enjoyable and sweet lens!

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      6 years ago

      Headbutts to you from Felix the office manager cat:

      ___ ^ _____

      __ >^..^< __


      " Meow ! "

      Helene Malmsio aka SCSS

      May you always have Love to Share, Health to Spare, and Friends that Care

    • SewingMama profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @jolou: Does Roxy have a lens? Brando probably wants us to get a dog -- my friend had dogs when he lived with her, and he snuggled on them constantly!

    • SewingMama profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Thank you!

    • SewingMama profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Rangoon House: Yes, I agree! I've never met such a loving cat. Sometimes we think he's a dog in disguise!

    • SewingMama profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: Thank you! That's so funny: your cat is the first Brando I have heard of besides mine!

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      6 years ago

      Brando has an interesting personality..both a guard cat and tolerates a tail pull...perhaps he is living all 9 lives at once with all his traits. Cats are definitely each unique and Brando seems perfect for you. I've had many cats over the years and always enjoyed their independence.

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      6 years ago

      I have a sweet cat named Roxy. Brando sounds like a wonderful cat. I really love cats a lot but also am very fond of dogs, although I haven't had one for years.

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      6 years ago

      Ah, Brando has so much personality!

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      6 years ago from Australia

      Bravo Brando! I love the unconditional love that our pet dogs give. I have had combinations of cats and/or dogs all my life.

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      6 years ago

      Brando is pretty adorable! Oddly enough, I used to have a cat by the same name - but, frankly, he was not quite as cute as yours.


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