Elvin (2000-2013)

American Shorthair/Breed Unknown
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Home:Lawrence, KS  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Elvie; Elviekins; Fatty Lumpkin; Jones of an Elvin

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-pound cat

May 15th 2000

affection from his humans; cuddling with Hilda; food

being followed around by Hilda and/or Hetty Miep; being on a diet because Hilda is on a diet; going to the veterinarian's office; being kissed by his humans

Favorite Toy:
his siblings

Favorite Nap Spot:
on the couch

Favorite Food:
wet cat food; parmesan cheese

very athletic--can jump very high


Arrival Story:
I decided that Garp needed his own pet/companion, so my husband and I went to the local shelter to look for a kitten. We were told that Elvin had been found in a tree. I let my husband pick out the kitten, and he selected Elvin. I went back to look at Elvin the next day, and he was in a cage with another very sweet kitten. I guess Elvin suspected that I was considering adopting the other kitten instead. To get rid of the competition, he went over to where she was sitting and sat on her head!

Elvin walks like he is bowlegged. My husband named Elvin after the late drummer, Elvin Jones. I suspect that is one of the reasons Elvin is so crazy. Even though I said my husband wasn't allowed to pick out any more cat names, I let him name Elvin's younger brother (Art Blakey). At least Elvin has someone to jam with.

Forums Motto:
It wasn't me. I didn't do it.

The Groups I'm In:
Hey! You Look Like Me!, Dyson Dogster/Catster

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January 20th 2005 More than 12 years!

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Meet my family
HildaHetty Miep
Art Blakey
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The Strange Files of Elvin Jones

Saying Goodbye

January 28th 2013 3:21 pm
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Written by Elvin’s female human:

After a long battle with IBD and declining health, Elvin's body wasn't strong enough to handle the anesthesia during a dental procedure today. We knew we didn’t have a lot of time left with Elvin, but it is still a shock that he is really gone. I left right after the vet called to advise me that Elvin was in very bad shape, but I was still too late to be with him during his last moments. He died a couple of minutes before I arrived. Knowing that Elvin died alone was the worst part of the nightmare day.

Elvin enjoyed being involved in all the major events of our lives. When my husband and I were married in our backyard, Elvin (and his older brother Garp) watched the ceremony from a window. He was the official greeter (“kitten bait”) when newly adopted siblings were ready to be integrated into the household. Elvin enjoyed being held (a bit of a rarity in our household), sitting on laps, and getting baths from his sister Hilda. He will be missed.


Blind Item for Page Six

November 19th 2011 7:56 am
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What three-legged black and white cat, whose name rhymes with Fartie, keeps getting himself stranded on top of the dryer and loudly howls a seal-in-distress cry until one of the humans “rescues” him? An anonymous insider reports that the other cats are not happy that their access to downstairs is cut off when the humans aren’t home just because this cat hasn’t learned that he can’t jump down from the dryer.


Another Oath Broken

November 10th 2011 1:52 pm
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Even though Hetty Miep made me swear an oath to hate the kittens, it’s kind of hard to hate them. Life’s a lot better for me since they came along. Artie’s not trying to cape me every day, and sometimes I get lucky and find a piece of kitten food in the corner of the kitten’s room. Besides, Hilda and I were both rolling our eyes as we recited our “oath” in front of Hetty Miep. I kind of think that invalidates the oath. Sometimes it’s best just to humor Hetty Miep, though.

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