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Charlie the Cat

Updated on January 11, 2014

Charlie the Cat

We all know that Chester the Cat is the best cat around... But do we know about his son? Charlie the cat is technically still a kitten, and he is in fact Chester's son. Surprisingly (I know this is hard to believe), but Charlie is actually the best kitten around. I know... I know... how likely is it that this low-key geeky girl in Michigan has both the best cat AND the best kitten? It's not very likely. But I suppose this is why I never win the lottery. Used all my luck up on acquiring pets.

As you can see, Charlie has a cute little grey mustache. He is, in fact, named after Charlie Chaplin, but I often change his name around on him. He can be Charles Darwin and Charles Barkley (which would be a perfect name for a dog!) too, depending on his personality at the time. We were also surprised to find that Charlie is a long-haired kitty! Both of his parents had short hair. The trait is recessive, so it's definitely not out of the realm of possibility that we would end up with some long-hairs, but I didn't see it coming at all!

Charlie and Chester

Charlie and Chester
Charlie and Chester

The Day Charlie Got His Name

You can see that little mustache, right?

Phillip
Phillip

How Charlie Joined Our Family

Charlie is in fact, Chester the cat's son. We had an "oops" litter of kittens, but don't worry all our kitties are now fixed! We had 6 beautiful little kittens, and I fell head over heals in love with one kitten in particular. His name was Phillip. Surprise! It wasn't Charlie. Phillip was the first kitten to do everything. First to open his eyes, the first to start walking, the first to eat solid food, and the first to steal my heart. Phillip was so easy to love and so cute with his fluffy black fur and his little white socks. We had 3 grey kittens that all pretty much looked the same, so Phillip was an easy one to focus on.

It wasn't until Charlie got a little bit of an eye infection that we started to notice him (sad to say). Every day, several times a day, I was washing his poor little eyes and putting eye drops in for him. Of course a 2 week old kitten doesn't enjoy that too much, but I found if I sang quietly to him, he would just relax and let my clean him up. Needless to say, over the course of his antibiotic drops, Charlie and I got very attached to each other. When it was time to find homes for our babies, I knew I couldn't let Charlie go. Phillip was brave, sweet and lovable; I knew he'd find a home so easily. I couldn't stomach the thought of Charlie going to someone else, so he joined our little family.

Isn't he the cutest thing? - Yes. The answer is yes.

I must credit my good friend for taking this adorable picture. And for having such nice legs!

Charlie and I taking a nap.

Charlie and I taking a nap.
Charlie and I taking a nap.

The Beginning...

Of a beautiful friendship

As you can tell, Charlie and I are quite fond of each other. I'm so lucky to have such a sweet boy, and I look forward to all the time we get to spend together!

A Little Update

We were hosting a baby shower for my sister at our clubhouse recently, so people were in and out of our apartment quite a bit. I knew Chester would find somewhere dark and somewhat quiet to hide for the entire day; he's the shyest kitty ever. In my mind, though I was picturing Charlie being a little more rambunctious. He's usually right at the bottom of our stairs ready to great whoever is coming in, but he surprised me! I guess it was just a bit too much for him. My father-in-law told me he went looking for them (he's a fellow cat lover!), but neither of them were anywhere to be found. I was worried! What if they got outside!? They've never been outside except for a few little trips to the vet! No need to worry though, they were both hunkered down in my closet hiding behind some of the boxes that I still need to unpack. When am I going to get to that...? I was really interested that Charlie is starting to become more like his dad, I wonder when he'll start to drive himself around on the carpet. Hopefully soon! It's so cute!

Look How Big! - Definitely takes after his Papa.

#catseduction
#catseduction

I just can't believe how grown up he is! He's always sitting in the most silly poses, and that little mustache makes him look so serious... Luckily he's still a silly playful boy!

...and how could you say "no" to that face?

Meow! - Charlie wants to hear from you!

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      Edita 5 years ago from Auckland NZ

      OMG, Charlie is a cutie sweetie.

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, well done!

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      bilafond lm 5 years ago

      I loved this lens. For over 35 years I have been trying to convince my wife to have a cat pet and then suddenly it happened which is another story. My son loves him and we have named him BOOTS. Without him the family is incomplete. BUT one thing he has never sat on anyones lap. That is how boot is. Your lens is inspiring

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Loved your lens especially the picture of Charlie stretched out on his back. Thaks for visiting my lens about my cat, Mozart. I'm off to read about Chester.

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      I love Charlie and Chester!!! You did a great job telling a story as well as making an informational lens.

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      JodiFromFlorida 5 years ago

      Hi Charlie I love your story! I'm going to have to write about my cats someday.

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      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      Cute - I love cats. Used to have a constant cold when I was young until our loved cat died and it all cleared up - wish I could have one

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      How sweet! Great story you shared. Thank you I enjoyed it.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Adorable cat too! You're making me want to go out and buy a cat. Thanks for sharing !

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      orangegirl6020 5 years ago

      @Protasker: He's just as handsome grown up too! One of my coworkers brought him home!

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      cinstress 5 years ago

      how cute!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Very sweet babies... so easy to love aren't they?

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      Tracy Smith 5 years ago from Maryville, TN

      What a loving and cute Cat.

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      Keepingscore 5 years ago

      It look like the good life in your household!

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      Barbara 5 years ago from USA

      I LOVE CATS! He is so cute but I have to admit Phillip is a heart stealer!

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      mizrae 5 years ago

      While I'm personally not a cat lover, your story of Charlie is enchanting.

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      He's sooooo cute!!!

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      orangegirl6020 5 years ago

      @Craftypicks: What a sweet story! It's impressive the magic that kitties know how to work on us. I'm happy you both found each other!

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      My neighbor found a week old kitten in another neighbors yard. When we finally got him out of there he had pneumonia and an eye infection. I didn't want a cat and never owned one. I held him in one hand and drove with him to the shelter. The entire way I explained to him how I wasn't going to keep him and he would be just fine. I got to the shelter doors and he sneezed on me. That was it. I was in love and that was about 10 years ago. He is still with me. He has a scar on his eye from the infection but never knew life without it as I got him before his eyes were even open. He gets frequent eye infections but other wise he is healthy. I don't blame you for falling in love with Charlie (also my dogs name)

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Meooow. So cute indeed. Nice lens work.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Charlie is adorable!

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      jtay123 5 years ago

      Great Lens! Love the picture with him chilled out on your friends legs.

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      Sky-lab LM 5 years ago

      The fulminator truly is a big help, isn't it? I'm really happy I bought one.

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      tomthiessen lm 5 years ago

      I *love* the picture of them on the couch. Reminds me of my little guys.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Charlie is too cute. I love that you love him so much. It's so wonderful when animals get a lot of TLC. Of course, you would love my three super special felines, too. Thank you for introducing us to Charlie the Cat. Truly enjoyed seeing your sweet boy.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      What a sweet story and lens...love the photos of beautiful Charlie, he looks so lovable.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      Charlie was my cats name. He went to kitty heaven in March and was almost 20 years old. These lenses just make me smile. My Cuddles used to lay like Chester. Thank you for such nice lenses.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Aww, Charlie is awesome! :)

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      maria 5 years ago

      he is, in fact adorable!!

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      orangegirl6020 5 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: I'm sorry he's moved on, but I'm so happy you got some wonderful years together!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My Dandy used to sleep in my arm like that. That is, until his sister Oreo decided I was her property and barred him from the bed at night. He lived a nice, long life but I miss him.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Cats certainly excel at being cats, which is probably why they're so effective at being cats. Meow.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      I look forward to hearing more about Charlie and the rest of his cat family. Cute pictures.