Your Cat(s)' name, age, and gender
Squirrelly, 18+yrs, spayed female
Tinker, 1 yr, spayed female
Leccie, 1 yr, spayed female
Monkee, 8 yrs, nuetered male
Tweet, 8 yrs, spayed female
Garf, 6 yrs, nuetered male Manx
Qcat, 3 yrs, female
BooBoo, 5 yrs, spayed female Manx
Xyna, 5 yrs, female Manx
Cisco, 5 yrs, nuetered male
Is one cat the matriarch or patriarch? Describe how.
Squirrelly is the Queen Matriarch with Tinker as Queen in Training. Old Squirrelly still only takes about so much before she sits on the youngster and makes her behave. She doesn't put up with any nonsense from the other cats either.
How I Became Part of a Cat Family
Tommy Cat, Tommy Horse, and I were all born about the same time. No, I didn't get named Tommy but I have always had cats around. Tommy was an yellow tiger, outdoor nuetered male who lived over 15 years. Sinbad, a black shorthaired nuetered male, went to tech. school with me and traveled with me until he took up residence at the ranch with my parents. He was nearly 18 when I had to have him put down. It was really hard. There have always been cats around the ranch. My dad and most of his brothers loved cats as does my brother and his sons.
My Cat Family Members
Squirrelly, a brown tabby medium hair, is the Queen. Monkee, a black and white nuetered male, and his sister, Tweet, a calico long-haired spayed female, went to college with me. Monkee liked to look out the window as we traveled. That came to a stop after people nearly ran off the road wondering what kind of strange dog that was looking out the driver's side window. Garf, a meduim hair nuetered male rust-colored Manx, is the clown of the bunch. Garf has been called the "Lawrence of Arabia" of the cat world. Garf's sister, BooBoo, a black and white spayed female Manx, is the cheif hunter. No gophers around here. Xyna, a black female Manx, and her brother, Cisco, a black nuetered male long tail, keep mouse patrol in the old house. Qcat, a gray female shorthair, is the Oscar the Grouch of the ranch. Tinker, a silver tabby spayed female, and Leccie, a gray spayed female, are her daughters. Tinker is obviously the Queen in Training and she knows it. She is also chief mouser in the office and has caught 3 mice that I know of. I came back to the ranch in 1986, went back to college in 2003, and came back to the ranch again in 2008. The cats and I like it here. They are my immediate family and I love all of them.
Tips and Tricks
- You do not own a cat. They take over and expect you to be their servant. Your house is their domain. Cat hair is a part of decor. Do not expect your vehicles to remain clean. They will be covered with pawprints, especially if it is wet outside.
- Cats will be obeyed.