Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Five: Pets

It's been a rough week for furry (and scaly) friends about the Revgals this week, so for today's Friday Five, we are asked: "In honor of all the beloved animal companions who bless our lives: tell us about the five most memorable pets you have known."

1. Bubastis: My parents acquired Bubastis (or Buby) when they were living in an apartment in Chicago shortly before they moved to Prairie City. She was not very large, and black all over, and she had an absolutely piercing siamese squall, which she deployed liberally. She was very special and absolutely wonderful. She lived to be about 19 or 20 years old.

2. Anthony: He was a big grey and white stray tom cat that used to come around my parents house to see what there was to eat, and eventually worked his way in as a permanent resident. He was never particularly fond of me and pretty much kept to himself, but he was a nice cat. There were health problems, including skin sensitivity and eventually kidney issues, that meant he only lived until about the age of 12.

3. Mama Cat: Mama Cat is the stray that WH and I adopted the year before we got married, and who thanked us by having five kittens on the living room floor on Canada Day, 2006. She's black all over too, and always needs to be whereever we are. We managed to find homes for four of the kittens, and we kept...

4. Baby Cat: She looks nothing like her mother. She has long hair to her mother's short hair, white fur to her mother's black, a teeny-tiny mew to her mother's scream, etc. But the two of them still cuddle and wash each other like mother and daughter.

5. Nefertiti: This is the latest tiny black kitten to enter our family. She's only three months old and we've only known her for about a week. She belongs to Eldest Brother and you can check out pictures and videos of her on his blog: De Koboldorum Rebus.

7 comments:

Singing Owl said...

This is such a fun Friday Five! I'm enjoying reading about cats and dogs and other friends. Thanks for playing!

Sophia said...

Loved the kitten link.

Maureen said...

We have a Momma Cat too!!!
For us it was simply that we had too many cats and couldn't come up with anything better (and the 4 kittens helped :)

...of course we also have 'psycho kitty' and 'mini-psycho' (her daughter). After awhile you just start running out of names!

Sue said...

Welcome to the newest member of the family!

Julie said...

Those are AWESOME cat names! :)

Jan said...

Lots of kitties. I've just learned about cats since our first one 13 years ago. We have our second kitty now.

karlajean said...

I love your kitties! Great post. Your sports blog is cool, too. My beloved is in higher education administration, too!

loved the jelly belly post, too. wish I had student store across the hall of my office.