Viola (Madame Viola)

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Picture of Viola (Madame Viola), a female Ocicat

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"Daddy says my eyes are beautiful! Bet you can't tell why they nicknamed me "EEEEARS"!"

Home:Hesperia, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 5 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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I love my chin scratchies!

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"I love my chin scratchies!"

Saphira and I curled up with daddy. Don

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"Saphira and I curled up with daddy. Don't his hairy legs look funny? His big excuse is that on a 109 degree day he wears shorts a lot!"

Catnapping after celebrating my DDP selection today (6/17/13)

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"Catnapping after celebrating my DDP selection today (6/17/13)"

Looking out at the snow and daddy

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"Looking out at the snow and daddy"

CIA kitty - I work undercover!

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"CIA kitty - I work undercover!"

Checking out our new water fountain... OK, playing in the water!

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"Checking out our new water fountain... OK, playing in the water!"

Viola tucked into bed with daddy - he thinks I am so cute!

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"Viola tucked into bed with daddy - he thinks I am so cute!"

Viola after her leap into the tub... OOPS, it was FULL!

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"Viola after her leap into the tub... OOPS, it was FULL!"


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"Don't I look like the proverbial drowned cat?"

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Leopard Cat, Miss Piggy, Chocolate Spots, Chocolate Drop, Undercover Kitty, Fireball, Ears (pronounced EEEEARS), Shadow

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:

Gotcha Date:
November 12th 2012

May 27th 2011


EATING! Playing with fuzzy mice and kitty teasers. Any kind of petting starts her motor in seconds - head scratches, stroking her back, tummy rubs. Playing chase with Saphira at warp speed. ANYTHING that dangles. Did I mention EATING?

None really, now that my kitty sisfur Saphira seems to finally think I am an OK kitty and we play together. I don't even mind trips to have my nails trimmed.

Favorite Toy:
Anything she can chase or jump for. Fuzzy mice to play fetch with, kitty teasers (she does athletic leaps into the air for them). Anything that dangles, especially cords for things like earphones, ping pong balls in the (dry) bath tub

Favorite Nap Spot:
Originally on her bed, usually behind or under the pillows. Now usually on our big heated waterbed, sometimes under the covers nibbling daddy's toes. Any window where she can watch the birdies. A sunlit spot in the living room. Top of any sofa

Favorite Food:
So far, anything! She snarfs down her Soulistic Good Karma Chicken and grain free dry food like she is starving. Any kitty treats, sliced turkey.

Attacking fuzzy toys of all kinds, sometimes drowning them in her water dish, stealing hearts, PURRING! Chasing (and being chased) around the house with her sisfur Saphira (faster than a speeding bullet) catching thrown mousies in midair


Arrival Story:
Our daughters surprised us with our first Ocicat, Saphira, Christmas 2011, and she has been a total joy. We had been idly talking about adopting another one so Saphira could have a playmate, when one of those daughters told us that the breeder where they found Saphira, House of Oci in Riverside, CA, had some more Ocis available. We checked and found that he still had a cute ebony silver kitten and a young adult chocolate spotted female (18 months old) that he described as "the sweetest cat he had ever met". Since he had done such a wonderful job raising Saphira, we trusted Jesse to have raised another wonderful companion animal. We both went down and met Viola, and paid for her on the spot, and we picked her the following weekend. She has settled in well and has relaxed a lot and has become very playful and curious about her new home. It took about a month for Saphira to settle down and accept her new friend, but now they both sleep on our bed at night, hang out together a lot, and chase each other around the house. Sometimes they don't notice when humans get in their way. Our feet sometimes suffer, but these two spotted girls are both absolute joys!

It has been almost six months since Viola joined our family, and she has become a much loved addition along with Saphira. They both share many of the common traits that Oci owners love, their intelligence, playfulness, and devotion to their humans. They are also different from each other in many ways, but those differences are kind of complementary. Saphira is the more restrained, regal, queen of her domain. Still playful, but on her own terms - for example, she loves to play fetch, but only when SHE chooses to. She will sit on the bed and stare at me with that intelligent gaze of hers, always makes me wish I could know what was going on inside that pretty head of hers. Viola's gaze seems more to indicate curiosity and playfulness. Viola, even though chronologically an adult kitty, still behaves like a kitten, the curious and playful young princess. ALWAYS up for a game of fetch, and always tearing around the house at warp speed. She is an absolute little fireball! She is curious about everything! So far I have removed her from the dryer, dishwasher, several closets (repeatedly), and have stopped her from checking out the inside of our refrigerator. When I mentioned to the breeder where both of our girls were acquired how happy we were that Saphira stayed off the kitchen counters, he told me that he had not had time to train Viola this way and that would be my job. Some job! Every time she jumped on the counter, I would give her a firm "NO" and shoo her off. This happened maybe four or five times, and she has never done it since. As I often say, they are both just absolute joys! The only thing more fun than an Ocicat is two of them!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Nice, but where's the rest of my dinner?

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 14th 2012 More than 4 years!

Stars Given In The Past Month:
Dusty Sweetest Angel
Angels Amber and Coco
P3/Princess Puddin Pop act 2
Tick, the next  saga
Sydney Romeo (in Loving Memory
Bob ♥ Angel DB #33b
Pooh Bear
Raj ~ DB #173c
Ethan - Sweet Angel
Skittles Dreamette #10
Charlie- The Perfect Kitty
Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9
Angel Velcro
Mr Mufasa Meowgi
Aragorn (In Memory)
King Shadow
Buddy - Our Gentle Angel
Jasper Juno (in loving memory)
a boy named Lucy- DIT #45!
Bandit H. (in loving memory)
Angel Pete - DB #26
Jennifer Beloved Angel
Marmelade DB #98

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Toby Tomcat Dreamboat #122b
Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9
Rumpy Bump Stumpnots
Raj ~ DB #173c
Tick, the next  saga
P3/Princess Puddin Pop act 2

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Viola's Vocalizations

9/11 - a sad anniversary

September 11th 2016 5:19 pm
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Sadly observing that today is the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on our country. Remembering the thousands who were murdered that day, as well as the thousands more of our military who died or were injured in the war against terror that followed. May they all rest in peace.


Good mews: Our communities are NOT closing tomorrow!!!

August 9th 2016 4:23 pm
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This just came in this afternoon. Sounds hopeful, at least our communities will NOT shut down tomorrow!!!

"I am posting this notice on behalf of Jennifer Black-Glover, Chief Digital Officer.

-watch dog-

Dear Community Members,

As many of you know, we have been looking at options for the past two years to save the community parts of and The community was scheduled to come down tomorrow and that is now on hold.

More information will come soon. In the mean time, we realize how important this is to all of you and would appreciate a few days to figure it out without phone calls and emails.

Thank you.

Jennifer Black-Glover
Chief Digital Officer


At least there is now some hope! Let's all purr really hard that our home here on the web survives!

Saphira, Viola, and their pawrents


A very sad goodbye to all of our furiends...

August 9th 2016 1:23 am
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It is with tearstained paws that we wave goodbye to all of our furiends as the place that has been our online home for the last four wonderful years is taken away from us. We want to stay in contact with all of our furiends. Dad is trying to find a new home for us where we can keep in touch with most of our furiends. So far he has looked at United Cats, which a number of other cats seem to be going to, and also Cathuggers and possibly Cat Scouts. We really want everyfur to let us know anywhere else they are going so that we can all keep in contact.

Note from Dad:

I have been an engineer for over 40 years, and have been doing software for most of that time. I have never done web stuff, so I don't know all the details, but something about Lumina Media's excuse for not being able to do anything to save this community in any form just does not ring true, but there is not much we can do about it. I do find it hard to believe that with all the modern software tools available and all of the literally millions of websites that have been developed, there was not a way to at least preserve our cats' and dogs' profile pages, and then gradually build out at least the basic functionality we need. This would have been much preferable to just killing the whole site. I for one will NOT be using ANY site owned by this company, I feel that we have been disrespected and ignored and treated with a total lack of compassion, just a pure dollars and cents calculation.

My emails are:

Please let us know what sites you are going to, we REALLY love you all and want to continue the friendships we started here.

Farewell sweet friends...

Saphira and Viola, and their pawrents Warren and Terri

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