Nicknames: Beepers is a nickname derived from his 'official' name. Also: Beeps, "handsome", and Buddy.
Birthday: September 15th 1998
Likes: Petting, brushing, affection... Ashlynne.
Pet-Peeves: He's really very easy going, although he's not always fond of being held.
Favorite Toy: Loves a catnip fortune cookie made by Jack Kayden's mommy. He also loves home-made pipe-cleaner "bug" toys, and strings, ribbons or feathers on a wand.
Favorite Nap Spot: His heated bed and the window perch heated by the sun. Wherever Ashlynne is napping is a favorite spot, too.
Favorite Food: Fancy Feast-turkey or chicken in gravy. He loves Halo Liv-a-Littles freeze dried chicken and Bravo freeze-dried turkey, but he inhales them so fast, I'm not sure how he even tastes them.
Skills: Does a Dreamboat need skills?
Arrival Story: It was a little Burmese sweetie, Lola, who helped mend our hearts after Scooter went to the Bridge. Lola's time with us was so short, though, before she, too, went to the Bridge that I felt there must be a purpose. When a Catster friend offered to help us locate a "retired" Burmese show cat -- if we were interested and when the time was right -- I wondered if that was the 'purpose,' so I accepted her offer but told her it was still too soon. I wanted to see where it led, though. We really wanted to adopt two older cats and our 'ideal' was a bonded pair, but I doubted that came available often. It WAS available! Her friend had a pair of older Burmese that she wanted to place in a good home: a male, Beepers, age 11, and his daughter, Ashlynne, age 9 1/2. They had a home with her and always would have if she couldn't find another good home to take them, but they were confined to one room because Beepers didn't get along with her other cats and picked on some of them. He got along well and was bonded with his daughter Ashlynne, though. Their owner wanted them to have the run of the house and be able to sleep with their people at night -- something she couldn't provide them. She would not separate them, so it had to be a home with no cats that would take two older cats. That was us! I felt that was the 'purpose': we were meant to give these two Burmese a chance for a better life... for Lola, for Beepers and Ashlynne, for their owner as well as for us. They were a long way from us, in Cleveland, Ohio, though. We weren't comfortable having them flown to us in pet cargo because they couldn't get from Cleveland to Albuquerque without a transfer. So on January 9, 2010, we flew to Cleveland and returned home with them the next day. Huge thanks to my Catster friend -- the mom of PJ, Callie Jean, Velvet Rose and Katrina -- for telling us about Beepers and Ashlynne and for immeasurable help in carrying out the mission to bring them home.
Bio: Beepers is a pedigreed Burmese, registered in both CFA and TICA. He attained his Championship title in CFA in 1999, then was a "sire" at Vindouro and Laki Catteries in PA. In July 2004 he earned the title of Outstanding Sire in TICA for having produced 10 offspring who earned TICA Grand Championships. After being retired as a sire in Dec. 2004, he lived at Ringapurr Cattery in OH, where he returned to the show ring and went on to attain his Supreme Grand Championship Alter in TICA (March 2005) and Grand Premiership in CFA (May 2005). In July 2007 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in TICA, for having at least 2 Regional and 1 International wins in a 3-year period (2005-2007). All those achievements were prior to the time we adopted Beepers in January, 2010, though. He now enjoys his life of total retirement! His main achievements now are sleeping, eating, playing, licking Ashlynne, snuggling (with Ashlynne and with us) and purring, while retaining the handsome good looks that earned him so many titles. He's a sweet boy and a good boy (except when he's not!), and we couldn't be more happy that we can provide him a retirement home. He and Ashlynne bring a lot of happiness to us.
This morning as I was walking down the hallway - slowly and a bit wobbly, according to Mom - she picked me up and held me. I settled into her arms, content to be there. Then I put my head under her chin, snuggled in and started purring.
Mom held me and talked to me for a while, then she carried me to another room where my Dad was. She said to him, "Look at our sweet boy, perfectly happy being held. Do you remember when we first brought him home, we couldn't even hold him for more than a couple seconds? He'd squirm to get away."
"I know," Dad said. "He wasn't a lap cat, either, but he's on my lap all the time now."
"I'm so glad we adopted him," said Mom. "I think he's happy to be with us, too. I hope he is."
Purr purr purrrrr! I AM happy! I love it here, and I love Dad and Mom. Dad's my best buddy, but I love Mom, too.
I was almost 11 1/2 when they adopted me, and now I'll be 16 in just a few days! Mom says they'll try to make my 16th birthday - and my 17th year - a sweet one for me.
I don't eat sweet stuff, but I would like freeze-dried chicken treats and Fancy Feast Chicken and Tuna Feast on my birthday. Please don't try to feed me any 'better' tuna cat food, either, Mom. Fancy Feast is what I want. :)
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Our friend Pansy made her journey to the Bridge yesterday (June 25). It was just April when she was diagnosed with an evil tumor in her lung, and we so wanted her to stay around a lot longer than this.
We'll miss you, Pansy, the one and only Divine Miss P.
It's her mom who'll miss Pansy's earthly presence the most, though, so we're sending our most comforting purrs to her.