Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Meezer Colors Day!

There are four Tims in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde.  Of those, the two eldest are Sir Thomas of Snuggle and his littermate Zaphoid Beeblebrox.  We know that Thomas is the elder of the two because we adopted them via a friend of mine who happens to be allergic to cats (but still let her two kids have two cats) and had a pregnant Queen stray show up on her doorstep.  At the time, having no shelter to take her to, and our house being overloaded she decided to just let the Queen stay at her house until she had given birth and everyone had found furever homes.  Well, as such things go, there were two that my ex and I were having trouble making our minds up between and she was having trouble finding just One More Home (BTDT!!).  As a result, we ended up taking both Tom & Zaphoid.

Of course, as kittens they had hardly any color at all!!  Just the faintest bit of color, as if they'd barely dipped their paws and ears and tail tips into some paint.  Well, except that in Thomas' case, the paint was lynx (or tiger) point.  Now the Horde at that time was fairly strong. Christopher T. Cat at the top, where he'd been since the year my ex and I had gotten married and stayed until he was sure I was back on my feet alone after the children's father & I separated [We adopted Chris at the age of 6-8 weeks when his hip was broken & rotated.  He lived for 16 years.].  The next cat behind Chris for Da Boys was Quigley the Demon Dust Bunny Hunter.  Zaphy is trying to grow up to be juuuuuust like him. Quigley was more of a Burmese with a thick double coat and claws that could not retract for the life of him (we also called him Velcro kitty, which did not amuse him... ask me about that some other time).  So Zaph now has a double coat ::rolls eyes:: acts like everyone's mother (I did not institute the thing about him cleaning human ears... which must go btw~!!!)

"Hanging out near the grill.  Maybe someone
will drop something yummy!!"

"What was that?"  "Just mom talking about you."

Thomas and Zaphy are also known as the Trouble Twins.  Thomas is the Instigator (my husband has a shirt I made that says "It's all Thomas' Fault!".  This was the first Kat's Kat shirt as I count them.  Of course that bloomed into a gazillion designs in the store.  That's all Thomas' fault as well.  No, Really!!'  Now Thomas started out as a quite lovely blue lynx point.  Awwwwww.  Then he turned into a red lynx point.  Okey dokey... but still awwwwwww!  And then he went lilac.  We started checking the expiration dates of everything in the house.  I mean, granted, my eye color changed from blue to green when I was three, to brown when I was 8.6ish.  My hair did something similar... fire engine red to auburn to darn near brown brown.  But ths??  And he seems to do it on command.  Okay, command of himself!  ::grin::  Normally he keeps his head & tail blue.  How??  Only Bast knows.

"You can see my beautiful blue eyes a
bit better in this picture, as well as the
strong blue of my face mask & legs
with a lilac starting up the legs."

"I call this one my inscrutable pose!! 
(but I'm really just doing Sudoku!)"

"Can you see my heart?"

Thomas and Zaphoid have two brothers.  StarWalker BitCat the ComputerKitty definately has Meezer blood.  All you have to do is listen to him talk!  He and his sister Samantha were rescued by my ex from a walking trail at about the age of 4 weeks (covered with dried up tuna & fleas poor babies!!).  Star was the eighth cat and loved the computer from the moment he hit the house (hence his name).  Samantha made her displeasure for a primarily Tim, large household known and went to live on my ex's parents' farm.  There she wormed her way into the heart of my children's grandfather.  Star has always loved to hide and reach out to 'get' people.  The fact that he is a Ninja Cat is where the start of the name Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde is to be found.  [okay, that and the fact that my ex used to sing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme song insurting "kitty" instead of "turtle" and at the end of the 'dance' he would turn Star upside down.  I have to admit that this looked pretty darn funny since Star had very very big ears & paws  - which in turn made me worry about nutrition! anyway.. there ya go...]

"I also like to ride when mom uses her walker,
I hang around her most of the time to make sure
that she stays safe.  I'm the Greeter when she comes home."

So far as we know, the baby of the family (who'll be 4... 4 already?!... this summer) has no meezer in his lineage.  Howsoever, Da Boys have been teaching him to talk.  In fact, while Mister Kitten (aka Vicious Miette Pumpkin Thunderblaster Knives Pterodactyl aka the Kitten aka Trouble aka Oberon aka Cat with the Idenity Crisis ) could not meow very well at the start, he now has quite a volcabulary of trills, purrups, murrows, etc.  We are all very proud of him and pleased that Sarah (Dale's daughter, our eldest 'child') picked him out at the 'shelter', even if we all thought he was a she at first!!
"Watch, wanna bet I can toss my head &
make the mousie land on my nose?
huh? huh?  wanna bet?"

Okay,I may be a Cat Mommy, but I set this link to the main section...
cat fancy, cat daddy, I breed winners.. yada yada yada!