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My name is Mike, and I'm the bulter/man-friday/can opener for the Jellicle Tribe, a collection of 8 cats of dubious lineage. 4 of them are adoptees, and 4 of them are rescues. Every one of them have a story, but that would make this post awlfully long, so I'll just like stick to the basics.

First is Turvy Demeter, my very first cat and still very much with us. She is a silver tabby, or rather, a mutt that looks like one. She once ruled the house with iron claws, but lately has decided to retire and live the good life, and has claimed the sun room as her's and her's alone.

Mischief Mistoffolees, the tall, black, street-wise, smak-talking ex-stray thug kitty. A smooth talker that used to bum meals from a neighborhood till a lady bundled him up and took him to the shelter. I was dropping off some donations and we just sort of took to each other.

Diva Etcetera, found by my parents on their farm as a kitten. We never found a mother, so she may have been lost, or something may have caught the mom. Etcetera is what I'll call a Torbie, sort of like a tortie and white with the colors in a tabby pattern, very cute. She is a talker, and every bit a Diva!!

Hobo Skimbleshanks, rode into the factory where I work on a freight train. He was a little red and white kitten that couldn't have been over 6 weeks old, and he walked straight up to the plant production manager and demanded the turkey sandwich she had in her bag....he still has that appetite.

Blondie Rumpleteaser, soft red, almost blond....she was found by a co-worker on his cattle farm. She is the most vocal and snuggly cat I've ever seen.

Peanut Butterum and Sassy Sasparilla, the two new girls. Their former human could no longer keep them, and begged the shelter to keep them together. Peanut is a very very soft red and white, and tiny little Sassy is a perfect Tuxedo. I've recently discovered that Peanut is deaf, and probably has been since birth or shortly thereafter....and Sassy has beome her ears; they're a pair!

And the newest guy; Trace Tumblebrutus. Smashing white and all attitude..but missing his right rear leg. He's a cat without a past, found as a stray on Cumberland Trace road (hence the name)

Well, thats us in a nutshell. I'll probably just read more than post, but I'm sure I'll chime in every now and then

A little photo allbum I've started on the Jellicles...hint, just click "view as guest" under the album picture

Mike

The early bird may get the worm;
but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese!!
post #2 of 15
What a lovely crew you have. Looks like everyone gets along (though I thought I saw a few spats).

Welcome.
post #3 of 15
Hi and Welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!!!

see you on the forums!
post #4 of 15
welcome on board Mike - you have lovely family!!!
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by katachtig
What a lovely crew you have. Looks like everyone gets along (though I thought I saw a few spats).

Welcome.
Oh, there is a spat every now and then...when you have the whole tribe in a 3 bedroom house, spats happen. Usually they are simple affairs, like who gets to sit where..it rarely ever goes past a quick bop on the head. And there are some awfully funny good-natured wrestling matches
post #6 of 15
Sounds like you have your hands full with the tribe! Love all their names and stories.
Welcome to the board!!

edit-I just viewed your album. Great pictures! I love the one of the bird at the feeder with the cat in the foreground. That's one good looking fur family you have there, although I don't know how to tell you, but one of them looks suspicously like a dog.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by pushylady
Sounds like you have your hands full with the tribe! Love all their names and stories.
Welcome to the board!!

edit-I just viewed your album. Great pictures! I love the one of the bird at the feeder with the cat in the foreground. That's one good looking fur family you have there, although I don't know how to tell you, but one of them looks suspicously like a dog.
Thats' Cabela, and....well....she IS a dog. We just don't say that too loud around her, because she thinks that she is a big frumpy cat pillow.

Cabela is almost part of the family. She is actually kinda sorta my sister's dog. But over the last few years, my sister got married, has had two babies, and Cabela sort of ended up in her outdoor pen full time. Then, they sold the house and got an apartment, which allowed pets...but the back yard was terribly small. So, as I have all sorts of room, a county park behind me and a National Park beyond that, Cabela moved in with us "until they can get a bigger place". That was in October, and I honestly think that everyone has pretty much decided that she is staying here
post #8 of 15
Hello and welcome! Cute crew!
post #9 of 15
I like how you named your cats after the Cats musical/poems.

I'm still sad that it's last run is over... I saw that musical so many times!

Very handsome and pretty kitties, by the way.
post #10 of 15
Hi there Mike we're so happy to welcome you and the Jellicle tribe to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

Your kitties are gorgeous - and your cat pillow too . Sassy looks so much like our Tippy.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp
My name is Mike, and I'm the bulter/man-friday/can opener for the Jellicle Tribe, a collection of 8 cats of dubious lineage. 4 of them are adoptees, and 4 of them are rescues. Every one of them have a story, but that would make this post awlfully long, so I'll just like stick to the basics.

First is Turvy Demeter, my very first cat and still very much with us. She is a silver tabby, or rather, a mutt that looks like one. She once ruled the house with iron claws, but lately has decided to retire and live the good life, and has claimed the sun room as her's and her's alone.

Mischief Mistoffolees, the tall, black, street-wise, smak-talking ex-stray thug kitty. A smooth talker that used to bum meals from a neighborhood till a lady bundled him up and took him to the shelter. I was dropping off some donations and we just sort of took to each other.



Diva Etcetera, found by my parents on their farm as a kitten. We never found a mother, so she may have been lost, or something may have caught the mom. Etcetera is what I'll call a Torbie, sort of like a tortie and white with the colors in a tabby pattern, very cute. She is a talker, and every bit a Diva!!

Hobo Skimbleshanks, rode into the factory where I work on a freight train. He was a little red and white kitten that couldn't have been over 6 weeks old, and he walked straight up to the plant production manager and demanded the turkey sandwich she had in her bag....he still has that appetite.

Blondie Rumpleteaser, soft red, almost blond....she was found by a co-worker on his cattle farm. She is the most vocal and snuggly cat I've ever seen.

Peanut Butterum and Sassy Sasparilla, the two new girls. Their former human could no longer keep them, and begged the shelter to keep them together. Peanut is a very very soft red and white, and tiny little Sassy is a perfect Tuxedo. I've recently discovered that Peanut is deaf, and probably has been since birth or shortly thereafter....and Sassy has beome her ears; they're a pair!

And the newest guy; Trace Tumblebrutus. Smashing white and all attitude..but missing his right rear leg. He's a cat without a past, found as a stray on Cumberland Trace road (hence the name)

Well, thats us in a nutshell. I'll probably just read more than post, but I'm sure I'll chime in every now and then

A little photo allbum I've started on the Jellicles...hint, just click "view as guest" under the album picture

Mike

The early bird may get the worm;
but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese!!


Your message made me laugh, it's wonderfull and your album too ! I am quite new in here too and only presented myself. I was busy to put my cat stories on a Blog you should do that too if it's not done yet. It's real fun. Look at my cats on http://gattina-cats.blog.com. Your white cat looks like my Arthur !
post #12 of 15
Welcome to TCS Mike! All your kitties are gorgeous- I love your tote and shelf set-up in front of the window, the kits really look like they enjoy it and the pup, oh I'm sorry I mean pillow, is a sweetie too!
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277
Welcome to TCS Mike! All your kitties are gorgeous- I love your tote and shelf set-up in front of the window, the kits really look like they enjoy it and the pup, oh I'm sorry I mean pillow, is a sweetie too!
Oh why thank you The "cat shelving system" started out of necessity. Trace Tumblebrutus was having trouble with the floor to ceiling cat trees because of his missing leg. But, I had a little plastic shelf in the utility room that he liked to sit on. So, I bought several cheap plastic shelf units and put them together in a "stair step" pattern, so he could hop from one to the other to get to the top. It was an instant hit, and the "Tupper lair" and "Catropolis" have just grown from there

P.S. Trace has, over time, figured out the "3 legged climbing thing" and has conquered the cat trees...but he still likes his shelves best.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp
Oh why thank you The "cat shelving system" started out of necessity. Trace Tumblebrutus was having trouble with the floor to ceiling cat trees because of his missing leg. But, I had a little plastic shelf in the utility room that he liked to sit on. So, I bought several cheap plastic shelf units and put them together in a "stair step" pattern, so he could hop from one to the other to get to the top. It was an instant hit, and the "Tupper lair" and "Catropolis" have just grown from there

P.S. Trace has, over time, figured out the "3 legged climbing thing" and has conquered the cat trees...but he still likes his shelves best.
Tupper lair I'm seriously considering doing this for my kitties, I have a wall of windows and cat trees are so expensive! I'm checking out the shelving next time I'm at the store
Good for Trace! he is a magnificent cat!
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to the cat site! See you on the forums!!!
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