Former cats (1987-2001):
Age calculator, comparing cat's age to equivalent human age: 1 month = 10 months 3 months = 7 years 6 months = 14 years 9 months = 18 years 1 year = 24 years 2 years = 36 years Cat: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Human: 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 99
|20-Aug-2000: Murdock passed away. Please visit the memorial for His Furry Majesty.|
wore a cape when we took him to science fiction conventions. (His
adoring public was there; he received many comments.)
He was very mellow; he wore a leash while riding in the car and liked to
look at the lights on night drives.
I'm a big hungry cat. -
Very loud purr. -
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Punkin gets her name from the color of her fur. Red female ticked tabby cats are unusual. She owns Chris. She is wont to growl and purr at the same time, which earned her the title of 'psycho kitty'. (Even her normal "hello, I'm glad to see you" meow comes out sounding like an accusation.) She spends her time looking out the window and cussing at the birds (she is also part Siamese). One particular rocking chair belongs to her alone.
I hate claw trimming
Kit-Kat was a legacy from Chris's aunt. She was a 'tuxedo cat' (black and white) and looks a little bit like Socks, the White House cat. Kit-Kat decided to own John. She must have had a trauma to her larynx as a kitten, since she sounded like she had permanent laryngitis. A simple "feed me" meow came out like "come quick, Timmy has fallen down the well" - a low-volume but extremely urgent utterance. She also had very narrow hips, like a weasel, and her front toes are more like fingers. We think she's trying to evolve an opposable thumb; luckily, she was too stupid to know what to do with it. Assumed to have been 14 years old when she died 25-Mar-2001.
Her motto is 'I'm the Kit-Kat, gotta love me!'
Don't pick me up!
The day Punkin and Murdock were first introduced, she was up on a high
shelf when he came in. Murdock was sniffing all around; he could tell there
was another cat in the room, but could not find it. Punkin looked down
at him, deciding that this was a big dumb cat. Then Kit-Kat came along,
and she did not want to play with the others. She did not like to be picked
up. "No, sir, didn't like it." Therefore:
|Murdock||Ow-oo means "I want to go outside".|
|Punkin||Merrrr is general-purpose grumpy noise.|
|Kit-Kat||Mehhh! = "Feed me!" or "Pet me!" or "Don't pick me up!" or "Huh??"|
|Murdock||After an incredibly smelly cat poop, he ran away in abject terror.|
|Punkin||Spends 5 minutes burying her waste. Fling, fling!|
|Kit-Kat||After burying, carefully walked along edge of litter box to keep her toesies out of the sand.|
|Murdock||Tufty toes and tufts stuck up from the top of his ears.|
|Punkin||Plain, makes continuous noise during claw trimming.|
|Kit-Kat||When walking on a soft surface, such as a bed, she spreads her toes far apart.|
|Murdock||Liked his wet food in chunks. Actually, he just liked food and is not particular.|
|Punkin||Likes her wet food broken into little tiny pieces and then molded loosely into a mound.|
|Kit-Kat||Liked her wet food mushed flat to coat the bottom of the bowl. But don't put crunchies in both bowls; she won't know which one to eat first, and sits there, confused. Stupid cat! (but adorable)|
|Weird food cravings|
|Kit-Kat||(none that we knew of)|
|Murdock||Loves "Cat Love"|
|Kit-Kat||Loves "Pounce Tuna"|