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Daciquiri

Daciquiri aka Dac is the baby of the family.  She was born in fall of 2013.  I had two cats already and didn’t really want another one, but I fell in love with her.  She also had a stump of a tail and I have always loved unique cats.  In October I smuggled her home so nobody would know I had acquired my third cat.  It took a while, but eventually my other cats started “tolerating” her (I can’t say they love her because of her massive amounts of energy).

Dac is an energize bunny, a busy beaver, a momma’s cat (can’t be out of my sight for long periods of time), a cuddler, and is very inquisitive.    If I need a laugh Dac can make me laugh.  She also loves to carry things in her mouth and can basically just flop any which way and fall asleep.

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Java

Java was the second one to enter the family.  She was born in spring of 2012.  I decided to get her because Eddie was home alone a lot and I thought he needed a playmate.  Java and Eddie are brother and sister.  They were born to a wild cat my parents have on their yard.  She was named Java because I love coffee.  The other name I considered was Bella, but Edward and Bella, didn’t sound right.

Java is a diva and a goody-two shoes.  She rarely jumps on the counters and is over-all a nice cat.  Java has either a very snooty look or she looks very confused.  She is also very skittish, which is kind of funny because her mom’s name is Scaredy Cat (one of my parent’s wild cats).  When the doorbell rings she dives under the bed and won’t move until the person has left.   She also needs her alone time and can be aloof at times.  She’s not really cuddly, unless I’m in the bathroom and than she is super cuddly.  She also has grand plans to escape one day.  When ever I come home she is sitting in the window and than when I open the door she tries to run out.

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The Elusive Cat

Java is a very private and shy cat.  I rarely get good pictures of her.  The one time she isn’t shy is when I’m in the bathroom.  She is my lap warmer, lol.  Java is also the one who gets picked on, as both Eddie and Dac will play fight with her. She is always the one on the bottom.  Java loves sleeping in the empty spare bedroom.  If I can’t find her, that is the first place I look.

Java is a really beautiful cat and I wish I had more pictures of her, but she isn’t one that loves the camera.

Why I write the way I write!

Have you ever looked at your blog posts and wondered what influenced your writing style?  My high school English teacher and dad would be horrified that I’m writing a blog.  I liked English, but not the grammar part.  I really couldn’t care less about verbs, nouns, semicolons, etc.  Now I love to read and read a ton.

I do notice my sentences are quite choppy and short.  I think that’s how I think.  I’m always thinking and inventing new things in my head and I sometimes can’t keep up writing what I’m thinking.  I try to make my sentences longer, but most times I’m like oh well that’s the way I write.

I have a Bachelor degree so that means 4 years of university.  I had to write a lot of papers/essays and always had to find research articles.  The motto was “for every fact you state you need 5 articles that back up your fact”.  That’s why I include a lot of links, I’m backing up my facts and I love to read.  Maybe there’s others out there who also love reading and learning new things.

Yup, that’s what influences my writing.  In short: I don’t like grammar, I love to read, and I feel the need to back up my facts.

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Me, the human, with my other fur babies. Chloe, my pygmy goat, had triplets March 27.

 

My Manx Cat

Dac is not a pure breed Manx.  I’m thinking some genes mutated and she ended up with a stump of a tail; most Manx’s have no tails.  She was born to a farm cat and an unknown father, but everything I read on Manx’s relates to her.  Manx’s love to carry things in their mouths, which Dac does.  It’s quite funny when she carries a jingle ball in her mouth because I always know who is coming down the hall.  They need attention, which Dac definitely does.  Manx’s also like to chase things, yup that’s Dac alright.  She does have a very small two-part tail and it’s like her spine keep growing (I can feel a few vertebrae in her tail) and then attached to the spine is what feels like a piece of string (cartilage).  Her tail is very unique and she can wiggle each part of her tail in different directions at the same time.

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Another thing about Manx’s is that they are very slow growers and I have read online that they can take up to 5 years before they reach the size they will be.  I wouldn’t mind if Dac stayed petite because she is so crazy.  A crazy petite cat is easier to manage than a big crazy cat.  She also insists on walking on me at night or when I’m sitting and watching TV so a petite cat’s weight I can handle, but if Eddie started walking on me, it would end very quickly. I’m also thinking Dac is so small because of the amount of energy she has.  She probably burns more calories than she takes in.  I will occasionally feed her more, if she wants extra food (she will sit by the laundry room door and yodel).

A snippet from: http://www.theultimatecatwebsite.com/cat-breeds.html#MassiveMaineCoon

  The Manx originated on the Isle of Man in the 1500s.This breed is a cat that has rather large hind legs and is born without any tail. Some Manxes are born with stumps, small or short tails, or even a full length tail. If a Manx has a tail, its very hard to tell it from a domestic shorthair. Because of the shortened backbone, this cat also appears to have a curved back. This cat sports all colors and patterns seen in cats (although some associations do not accept color points). The Manx is a shorthaired breed.  This breed is active and curious, and loves to interact with its owner. It is considered a highly intelligent breed.

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Interesting information:

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If you look at Dac’s tail closely, you can see the poof which part one of her tail and the darker gray piece hanging out of the poof is part two.  Kind of hard to see and one day I might be able to figure out how to upload videos and than you can see clearly her very unique tail.

 

 

Life with a Cat

My worst fear is one day having no cats living with me.  My family doesn’t understand why I have three cats and are against me getting a fourth one.  Good thing I live alone and rarely have company over so I can add cats without people knowing.  Now I’m not crazy and attempting to try to break records, like where someone had 125 cats.  I have nosy neighbors who keep tabs on how many cats I have, lol.  They walk past by my window and see my three cats looking out the window and when I added Dac my neighbors all inquired about her (not having a normal tail makes you kind of odd).  I’m thinking 4 or 5 cats would be a nice number.  I didn’t get a new kitten in 2014 because Dac is CRAZY and a handful.  There was one kitten, this year on the farm, who I really wanted, but resisted taking home.  In 2015 we’ll see what happens.  I always get my kittens from the farm and I don’t go to cat shelters because I would want to take everyone of them home.

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Lorissa

I’m the human of the family.  I’m a huge lover of all animals, except rodents.  I have three cats so far (there may be more in the future).  I don’t own a dog, but plans are for one to join the family in the far far future.

I love cats and I love looking at cat pictures.  That is the reason why I started this blog and because I haven’t found a good site that has cute pictures of cats without annoying captions or poor grammar or English written on the pictures.   Sometimes captions make the picture funny and sometimes it distracts from the picture.  I also love taking pictures and have hundreds of pictures of my cats.

I have a scientific background and I find computers aren’t my friend.  Same can be said for my camera.  I use my windows phone and a canon to take my pictures.   Some pictures turn out wonderfully and some are just terrible.  I also have been told I have a weird or unique writing style.  Same can be said for my sense of humor.  You either like my writing style and humor or you detest it :).  My dad’s worse nightmare was reading and correcting my English assignments in High School and essay’s in University.

Beside cats I love to garden, can (pickles, relishes, jams, and jellies), go to farmers’ markets, make handmade cards, and I’m just learning how to sew.  I also love watching T.V. and googling things on the internet.

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I own three goats: Chloe, Mozart, and Jack. Chloe had triplets (one died) and my dad’s goat had twins. The black one is Rocky (I had to bottle feed him for 24 hours to keep him alive. He was a fighter.), the black and white one is Oreo, the other black one is Coco, and the speckled one is Mayble.
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The human in the family.