The house we live in is actually not our house at all. You see, we were hired as simple staff in this lovely abode so the cats could have someone to wait on them hand and foot. We interviewed for the position back in 2009, and the cats thought we were best suited to maintain their palace. And I guess we do a good job, because we haven’t been scratched yet.
As with most animals we own, they found us. A prefab home was being moved onto a farm that Kevin used to care-take for. Two very small kittens fell out of the wall of prefab home the night it arrived. Their mother was nowhere in sight, so Kevin was hired as the surrogate mother on the spot.
This is our girl. She is named Mizuki, which translates from Japanese to Water Moon or Water Spirit.
If you would like to see more images of our crazy cats, go ahead and click the “continue reading” link. They are totally insane, ridiculously hilarious, and as intelligent as a three year old on a sugar high.
This is the boy, Socrates, as a kitten. He just informed me that he’s a mountain lion accidentally born into the body of a house cat. My mistake.
Here’s tiny Socrates again. He has grow quite a bit since this picture. Actually, today he weighs 16 pounds. I told you he was really a mountain lion.
One fine day, in the spring of 2010, Kevin gave the two cats the sex talk. He told them to stay in school, and don’t do drugs, and certainty don’t have sex before they were married. Do you know what those cats did that night? They got married and made some babies!
About two months later, Kevin had 5 new baby kittens in his laundry basket. Only one kitten made it to adulthood. Ironically, she was the runt of the litter. She has many names, because she is just so fantastically neurotic. Depending on what mode of neuroticism she’s in, she is called BabyCat, Racecar, Gumdrop, and STOP. Her birth name is Tigress, and she lives with both her mother/aunt, and father/uncle.
And there she is, sleeping like a BabyCat in this picture.
Now, there is something interesting to be said of Tigress. Since she is the runt of the litter, you’re actually looking at her full grown in the above picture. She is incredibly small as a full grown cat.
Hers is Mizuki taking a nap on the most comfortable box in the world. While she was busy sleeping in the Comfort Zone, her brother/husband was busy sleeping in the box next to her in the Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone looks something like this:
So, after the catnap in the Twilight Zone, they discovered they could travel to Narnia through our armoire in the back room. Mizuki is on the top, Tigress in the middle, and Socrates on the bottom.
Although, I imagine they’re not going to fight the White Witch, but I believe they are going to find some delicious Turkish Delight. The only two things on their minds are as follows: food and sleep.
Here we have father and daughter in their artistic moods. They seem to calm down in the middle of the day when us humans are most active. These cats seem to become extremely active between the hours of inconvenient-o’clock and too-early-to-be-awake.
As this post comes to a close, I will leave you with a most comforting image of sleeping cats. What could be more zen?
This post is only the still frames. Wait until I make a video post about these suckers…
Till next time,