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    Tuesday
    Aug212012

    The Weird Ones

    Faith’s cat, Ju Ju Bee is as normal a feline as you’ll find.  She cuddles, she purrs, she eats cat food, she’s shy … all normal cat behavior.

    Reagan always gets the weird cats.  The latest of the long and tragic line is Caspian.  Caspian is like a wind up toy constantly on the go until he runs into a wall.  He climbs me like a tree to get to the kitchen counters where he will eat ANYTHING.

    Seriously.  Anything at all.  This weekend he was eating watermelon which is not normal.  Not normal at all.

    He also likes to climb the shoe tree that hangs on the back of Reagan’s door.  We can’t shut him in her room anymore because he gets to the top and then meows piteously until someone rescues him because he can’t get back down.

    He has a strange penchant for shoulders.  He likes it when the kids prop him on one of their shoulders to walk around the house, but if no one offers one he’s not too proud to just take one by force.

    Yes I was having a bad hair day.  It happens.

    If you look closely at Caspian’s eyes the first thing you notice is their remarkable ice blue color.  Then, if you look a little longer, you’ll notice that they look ever so slightly in different directions.

    It’s a condition known as “wall-eyed” which is why I wanted to name him Wally but Reagan thought that was mean.

    Is it wrong that I think mean is funny?  Even if it’s just mocking a cat kind of mean?

    Sigh.

    I know.  I’ll repent later.

    But the very freakiest thing about Caspian is that he has a birthmark on his left ear in the exact same spot as the recently departed Mister.

    I’m not quite sure what to make of it, but it freaks me out just a tiny bit.

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    My sister adopted a cat that only had one eye and named him Captain Morgan. Ya know, because pirates typically wear eye patches. Well that and she was a recently 21 year old college student at the time.

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCasey Yake

    You could be describing my cat, Mark Anthony. He is white with blue eyes and he also climbs me (or my husband) to either 1) Prop himself on my shoulder 2) Get to the counter to get food 3) Get a taste of whatever food I may be holding.

    I found him underneath a house when he was born and I used to carry him around on my shoulder while I was doing stuff around the house...it's now his safety zone. He will force himself on your shoulder or your back (like you took pictures of) because he believes it's his right to do so ;)
    He has more personality than any dog I've ever met.

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

    Mean as it is, we had a farm cat that had a bad leg so he used to hop around with one of his back feet off the ground. It had a name before it got hurt, but no one remembers it, because after it got hurt, my Dad called it Gimpy and even after it healed we still called it that.

    I'm pretty sure that gimpy is soooooo not a pc word, but whenever I see someone with a hurt foot/ankle/leg I have to resist the urge to call them gimpy. I guess I like being mean too. And Caspian? Hmmmmmm, I can tell there aren't any teenager girls in your house! : )

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie B

    Okay, that cat sounds awesome. I want a shoulder cat!

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan (Best of Fates)

    Thank you for posting pictures of him so I can vicariously experience a kitten through you.

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam @ Sometimes I Veg

    This is why we have dogs : )

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Isn't it cool that God gave us cats? He could have made a world without them.

    Casey - I LOVE that name!

    Suzanne - oh dear. The shoulder thing is cute as a kitten but I'm not sure I'll like it so much when he gets big.

    KB - I like the word gimpy but yes - probably should only use it for animals. ;)

    Megan - you do indeed.

    Joyce - But look at the fun you're missing!

    mj - Very cool indeed.

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindee

    Your cat sounds AWESOME!!!! I sure could have used a shoulder cat when Lee was in Alaska fishing since that's when we had a bit of a mouse problem which sent me into panic attack status.

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

    my sister had a three legged dog and called it yard dog...you'll get, eventually!

    maybe you should take that birthmark as a sign that the cats may come back to haunt you for all your "teasing" =o)

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

    Dianne - well warranted panic attacks I say.

    Sandy - that's why it freaks me out!

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindee

    Lol I love that he is a shoulder cat. I have one as well but he is also a talker so you get major meows if you deny him his shoulder time.

    August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie @ Oma

    Cats are like chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get ;)

    August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatti Smith

    Your kitty makes me laugh. Love the shoulder action

    August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

    What a cutie pie. What a kitty!! The oriental mixes are so full of life. Our late Burmese kitty, Mr. Charley, was a ball of fire, too. And loved men. Even my FIL, who dislikes cats, liked Mr. Charley. He adored my husband. But he loved toys, and playing with the other kitty, and going outside, and used to run out of the garage as we pulled up and run up on the car hood as we parked, and would get on the roof and bump heads with my husband when he got out. Sweetest thing I'd ever seen. And Every time we pulled in the driveway.

    Good breed of kitty there. I hope he's with you for MANY happy YEARS! :D

    Jules

    August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersparkly jules

    love that caspian is bringing comic relief to your home.

    August 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermissy

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