Cats Have Servants...

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 12 months ago

    Bobbie is my beautiful, fluffy, flame point Siamese cross kitty. She and her siblings turned 9 this August.

    She is definitely "my cat," for mom reports that anytime I am gone for any length of time, whether to do errands or work in the studio, she cries most of the time!
    However...
    I guess I must look like a bathtub to her: she always heads for my lap to perform her post-prandial ablutions.

    (I tried to post her photo, but it wouldn't show up!)

    1. MizBejabbers profile image89
      MizBejabbersposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I am sorry that your photo of the lovely kitty didn't show up. I would love to see her. I am a confirmed slave to cats. I thought we had "his and her cats." When we got our striped female, Cici, nearly eight years ago, my husband had some health problems and as a kitten slept with him in a bed with a trapeze attached for about three years. (For those who aren't familiar, a trapeze is an attachment that makes it easier for a physically impaired person to get out of bed.) After  he recuperated and moved back to our waterbed, Cici expressed her displeasure. It was a surprise to me when a couple of years later, he said that she cried every morning when I left for work. I told him I guess she was afraid the chuck wagon wouldn't come home.
      We've had our little black cat, Tas, for four years now. Both cats sleep at the foot of our bed, and sometimes Tas snuggles up to me. They know who operates the chuck wagon and treat bar. But slave or no, both cats earn their keep. They are the best mousers I've ever had. Just wish Tas would stop turning live mice loose on the bed when we are trying to sleep.

    2. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Liz, I would love to see a pic of your kitty. I have a male Flame-Point Himalayan who turned 12 this past August. I also have two rescues who are sisters but look nothing alike. They are Himalayan mixes (mom was purebred, got out when she was in heat). Shiloh look like a Seal Point Himalayan, Sheba looks like a tabby. My girls turned 13 this month. All three cats have sky blue eyes.

      I couldn't imagine life without cats. Even if they do have us wrapped around their little paws!

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        https://hubstatic.com/15254844_f1024.jpg

        https://hubstatic.com/15254845_f1024.jpg

        These are not super recent pics, but apparently, the issue was that the photo I took on my phone wouldn't upload; these are from my computer.

        She is, as I said, part flame point Siamese, and we think crossed either with Manx or American Bobtail.  She was born with the cute little stubby tail.
        (That cat tree was new in this photo--probably about 2 - 3 years ago. It's in horrible shape now; all the rope windings are coming undone, I've re-glued them a few times, but they don't stay...and the covering fabric is tearing....)

        1. bravewarrior profile image91
          bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          She's gorgeous! I know what you mean about the cat tree. Mine's a mess, too. Guess I should buy them a new one!

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
            DzyMsLizzyposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Too bad her beautiful blue eyes don't show in either pic...

            Her sister, Lil' Miss Fuzz:

            https://hubstatic.com/15254852_f1024.jpg

            Their brother, Stormy, is owned by my daughter. (I don't have a pic of him... :-(  but he's a tabby cross; a "Lynx point" Siamese type.)  But all three have the blue eyes; Stormy has the typical Siamese cross-eyed appearance... ;-)

            1. bravewarrior profile image91
              bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Sky blue, right?

              1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
                DzyMsLizzyposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                Yep!

                1. bravewarrior profile image91
                  bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  https://hubstatic.com/15254925_f1024.jpg

                  This was taken a few years ago. Axel, my Flame Point Himalayan, is on the left. Shiloh, my rescue girl who clearly looks like her Seal Point Himalayan mother (father unknown). You can see they both have sky blue eyes. I'll see if I can find a pic of Shiloh's sister, Sheba. She looks nothing like Shiloh aside from the sky blue eyes.

                  1. bravewarrior profile image91
                    bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    https://hubstatic.com/15254926_f1024.jpg

                    This is Sheba and Shiloh (sisters) when they were young. They're  13 now, but you can see the sky blue eyes. That's the only outward trait they share.

                  2. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
                    DzyMsLizzyposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Beautiful!

        2. MizBejabbers profile image89
          MizBejabbersposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          How absolutely lovely! I had a blue point "Siamese tabby" that came to our house with a just-weaned kitten, a black Persian (Siamese tabby) mix in 2001. She was so lovely and loving and fulfilled my dream of getting what I called a "Siamese tabby." But Essie wasn't normal. She kept losing and regaining her hearing, and then she became ill. We had her about six or seven years when she became so ill she had to be put to sleep. The vet couldn't find anything wrong with her. When the "kitten," Tas, then a 22 lb. monster lost half his body weight in 2009, he was found to have diabetes. The vet had not checked her blood sugar, so we realized that had been her health problem. Tas received the best of care from the vet and us, but in 2016, his body gave out, and again our hearts were broken. Now I have a blood sugar test run on a cat before I agree to adopt. Keeping a diabetic cat alive is very expensive. I don't know what we would have done if Essie's diabetes had been diagnosed. We couldn't have afforded glargine insulin for two cats, which was what kept Tas alive for seven more years.
          I have never had a cat that cared for a cat tree. My little black Tas Too, likes the cardboard scratcher (or a chair arm). Cici rejects the tree and the cardboard scratcher. She prefers the hall bathroom door frame. Even catnip won't entice them to use the tree.

          1. bravewarrior profile image91
            bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            MizB, that's so sad. I didn't know cats could have diabetes. At least they had a good life while they were with you.

            I have one cat that uses the scratching post. The other two prefer carpet or furniture. My cat room and the bedrooms are carpeted. I don't let them in my room because I don't want the carpet torn up.

            Something weird my male kitty does is lick wood. He'll lick the coffee table, dining room chairs, etc. I have no idea why he does that!

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    Siamese kittys are beautiful.
    Kitty cats seem to pick one person who they ultimately cling too.
    But no worries.. kitty will be there always to take care of you.
    They have a sense about them where when they are close to someone they know when you don't feel well.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image89
      MizBejabbersposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, they do, Brenda. My first Tas, a long-haired black Persian-Siamese that died of diabetes in 2016, was called "our healing cat." When I broke my leg, he would lie across the cast. I had some major surgery a couple of years later, and he would lie across my abdomen. Sometimes he would get so heavy that I would have to move him. He weighed between 20 and 25 lbs, it kind of fluctuated. Neither of our presents cats seem to be aware of cat's healing nature, if either has one.

 
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