Jack (on the left) and Alice fighting for attention – can’t give one ‘nubbins’ without the the other! Alice is disgusted that she has to share mom with Jack and Jack is disgusted that he has to share mom with Alice!
Have a super Caturday from Jack and his Pack of Troublemakers!
I’ve been writing non-stop (not really, just a LOT) on my Ex-Files “book” for my children and I just can’t think of much to write about here, in my blog, when I sit down to write. Too much is going on in my brain; personal things as well as things going on in the world today. My brain is overwhelmed with ‘stuff’ so I decided to just keep it light and post a few photos of the Pack.
Jack’s Pack can be found on Facebook, and if you don’t already follow Being Aunt Debbie on Facebook, then the link is below.
This is Jack. He’s the Leader of The Pack, and a real love bug. He loves to be wherever I am, even if I’m trying to work my jigsaw puzzles!
This is Alice. She likes to sleep on my face at night. She either loves me that much or she wants to suffocate me to put an end to my infernal singing.
This Honey Bear, Honey for short. The fat thing can barely get out of the cat door onto the Catio. The door is for a medium sized dog. It should be big enough for a cat, right? She just can’t lose weight!
And last but not least, this is Kitty. She my senior cat; the only senior I have left. In 2017 and 2018 I lost my other 3 seniors. Kitty will be 15 years old in May. She’s a bit psycho but she can be sweet. She’s sweeter now than she used to be. It’s hard to get a good photo of her because she’s always moving her head back and forth to make sure nothing’s going to get her!
So, there’s Jack’s Pack. My 4 furbabies. Do you have furbabies? Dogs? Cats? Or maybe non-furbabies like an Iguana? I’d love to see a post about your fur- or non-fur family!
If you’re a cat owner, then you know that cats have their own distinctive personalities. They are all absolutely different; with their own quirks and mannerisms, much like children. I’ve had some odd cats in my life and I’m sure you have, too!
One cat I had years ago, played fetch. Not because I taught him but because he was bored! I was trying to write a letter and kept making mistakes, so I’d crumble up the paper and toss it on the floor. My cat, Spike, brought the paper to me and dropped it in my lap. Not thinking much about it, I tossed the paper away. He brought it back. After a few times, I realized what he was doing! It became one of our favorite playtime activities! Yes, this is the cat my novel, “Spike” was written about! I have yet to finish that story, but I digress!
I had another cat, Fuzz, who came when I called, “Chick, chick, chick, CHICKEN!” It was his cue that it was time to eat.
Another cat, Korn, was a barker. I mean, literally HE BARKED like a dog! Korn came when I whistled a loud, steady whistle. I swear he was a dog in his previous life.
Such weirdos, yes? Do you have a weirdo cat? Here are a few weirdo cats I came across on the internet. I hope you enjoy them on this fabulous Caturday!
On behalf of all the weirdo cats out there, have a wonderful Caturday!
When I talk to my cats, but mostly when Dad talks to them, I use a different voice for each cat and answer for them. Sounds weird, but it sure makes us laugh!
I got to thinking about the celebrity voices that might fit my cats’ personalities. This is what I came up with:
Kitty, our senior cat, would definitely have the voice of Katharine Hepburn. Kitty has that head-tremor thing going on, sort of. Her head is always bopping around, like a bobble head you’d put in the rear window of your car. And she’s old, like Hepburn in On Golden Pond.
Honey Bear would definitely have a Southern accent. I don’t know why but it just seems right for her. She’d be a little bit of a ding bat and have a lot to say. She would definitely sound like Charlene (Jean Smart) from Designing Women.
Alice would have the voice of Marisa Tomei from the movie, My Cousin Vinny. Why? Because Alice knows a lot and if she could talk she’d have a lot of important information to pass along. I think she’d be a bit of a tattle-tale, to tell you the truth!
Jack was the hardest to figure out. He’s a tough guy, picking fights with the ladies of the house but he’s a big freakin’ coward if someone comes over or just knocks on the door. I chose James Cagney for Jack’s voice. I think it fits. Cagney was a tough guy. If you’ve seen any of his movies you know what I mean.
But then a scene from my favorite Cagney movie fit with Jack’s cowardly side. In this scene of Angels With Dirty Faces, Rocky Sullivan heads to the electric chair but previously his childhood friend, now Priest, begs Rocky for one last favor. You see, there are a group of punk kids who admire Rocky but Father Connolly doesn’t want the boys to follow Rocky’s same path. He doesn’t want the boys to see Rocky as a hero but instead, as a coward.
So, those are the voices my cats would have if they had human voices. What voices would you tag your pets with, if they had human voices?
My name is Honey. Mom calls me Honey Bear, but most of the time she calls me Fatty. Fatty McCatty. I’m a whopping 22 lbs. of CAT. Not fur, like most people think. I’m heavy, and fur doesn’t weigh that much!
It’s been raining an awful lot and I’m not happy about that. Neither is the rest of the gang. Jack and Alice go out on the catio and get wet. Then they come back in bitching. Mom says, “Haven’t you learned anything, you big dummies?” I laugh because I’d rather be fat than dumb! Kitty doesn’t go out on the catio much. I do, but sometimes Jack is mean to me. I don’t know why. I like everybody.