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I Can't Stop Talking About Them

post #1 of 18
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That's right. I've become that kind of person. I can't stop talking about my cats. If you tell me you want pictures? You'll likely NEVER get away from me again. I can show you pictures of my babies for the next year and never get bored. You have been warned.

I have three kitties, all female.

She's sort of the queen bee of the family, though it's probably mostly because she's the biggest. She's the oldest as well, I think probably around five or six. I got her from a rescue, who had picked her up as a stray with kittens. She sat in a shelter for nine months before I found her about two years ago. She's named for the upside-down heart on her nose, and the song "My Funny Valentine."

She's also got the polydactyl mutation, with more toes and claws than she (or I) know what to do with. And wouldn't you know? She's the only one who hates getting her nails trimmed. So of course she's the one with roughly 2.3 million claws that are in nearly constant need of trimming.

She is my lovable curmudgeon. She mostly lies around on my bed and scowls at everyone. She is also the talker in the family, but a wonderful listener too. She has this way of looking at you when you talk to her as if you are the only person in the world, and she really, really cares what you're saying to her. Unlike most cats who listen on their own terms.


Otherwise known as Cy or Cybercat. I think she might be my favorite. I know we're not supposed to have those, but there's just something about this girl. Maybe it's that she's like me in cat form? She's very laidback, super cuddly, the cat every small child wishes their cat was. She likes to be carried around in any position you like, she likes being hugged, she likes sleeping on your arms like a teddy bear. She likes YOU. She's great with kids.

She's a tortoiseshell, and either a new mutation or (more likely from what I've read of the breed) a manx mix. She is a rumpy-riser, and I looove playing with her little tail nub. The people I got her from labeled her as a Manx/Ragdoll mix. I believe it in terms of appearance and personality, but who knows? To me, she looks like a muffin. She's a portly little thing but she has this skinny legs and tiny feet. She's beyond lovable in every way, and the perfect fluffy shoulder to cry on.

She is also one of the pair collectively known as "The Girls." They're from two litters from two places, but born on the same day, and I got them a day apart. They weren't so sure of the whole arrangement for the first two days, but very quickly became inseparable. Which brings me to number three.


Usually known as Slinky. She is half Ragdoll. I got her for free from a Ragdoll breeder who was in the process of having her stock fixed, when her prize queen escaped. Sealink was part of the results of her fling with--I'm sure--every intact male cat in the neighborhood. She has the tail and nose stripe of a Ragdoll, and believe me, she KNOWS she's from 'regal' lines, and she won't let ANYONE forget it.

Yes, she's the difficult, stubborn, nearly impossible one in the family. But she's so pretty you just can't stay angry at her. She also has the loudest purr. Her antics certainly keep life interesting. To her, everything is both a toy--AND hers. That paper you wanted to keep? Clearly it's hers to shred. That soda cap you left off while pouring your drink? Meant to be a cat toy and ultimately lost under the couch. She's also managed to ruin a cell phone charger AND break a laptop hard-drive. I often tell people it's a good thing she's so beautiful or she'd have ended up as a nice pair of cat-fur gloves a looooong time ago.

And because no one can resist a picture of sleeping cats, Cybot and Sealink's favorite sleeping position:

As for me, I'm a 24-year-old Pre-med student. I won't know til I get into medical school, but at the moment my interests are split between being a Medical Examiner, and working on an expertise in rare genetic diseases. I'm also a writer, and an avid reader--though both of those things get less time during the school year.

Also, it's a well known fact that writing forum posts is a great way to avoid during schoolwork. But my Cell Biology book isn't reading itself, so I'm out of here for now. Thank you for reading this long ramble. (if anyone did instead of just skipping to the pictures. They're the best part anyway. )
post #2 of 18
Ramble on. I enjoyed reading the bios of your cats. They're all beautiful girls.

Don't tell anybody but I have favorites too. <shhhhh>
post #3 of 18
Hello & welcome to tcs. Your girls are gorgeous. I love Sealinks tail, mu girl has one just the same.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the welcome, and the compliments on my girls.

And Kalikat--I always joke that what Cy lacks in tail, Sealink makes up for. Though you should have seen Cy when I first brought Sealink home. Both Cy's sister and mother had no tail. She looked totally baffled and followed Sealink everywhere playing with her tail. You could just see her thinking, "What is WRONG with this cat???"
post #5 of 18
I would have loved to have seen that.
post #6 of 18
Aw - your kitties are beautiful! Sealink looks a lot like my Tigger (I didn't name her, so I'm not responsible for the lack of imagination, LOL)
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Wow, Tigger and Sealink do look very much alike! I hope Sealink is still healthy, happy and that beautiful at Tigger's age. I also can't help but hope that she CALMS DOWN just a LITTLE. I kept thinking she'd grow out of it, but she's not a kitten anymore. Oh well, it keeps ME active, right?
post #8 of 18
wooo another cat lover! welcome hehe

your kitty's are absolutely stunning!
post #9 of 18
Welcome to TCS! Your kitties are gorgeous!!
post #10 of 18
Hi, welcome to TCS! So glad you've joined our wonderful community of cat lovers.
Valentine, Cybot and Sealink are aborable.

As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, I would be happy to help you. Feel free to contact me by clicking on my user name, then send a Private Message.
I will get back to you asap.

post #11 of 18
If you love talking about your cats then you have found the right place!! We all can and love to talk about our furry babies!! I enjoyed the bios of your babies and they are all gorgeous! Welcome and I look forward to seeing you around the forums!
post #12 of 18
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #13 of 18
Welcome to the site where you will find thousands more who can't stop talking about their cats!
post #14 of 18
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post #15 of 18
your cats are beautiful. Never be ashamed about your love of your cats! LOL Let it shine!!
post #16 of 18
Hello and Welcome to TCS
post #17 of 18
Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
post #18 of 18
Welcome to TCS! Valentine, Cybot and Sealink are aborable. We love pictures here so post away
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