Nicknames: Mini-Me, Peanut, Skippy, Precious (kind of rhymes with Tethys), Squawky
Birthday: December 15th 2005
Coloration: Tabby and White
Likes: Rolling on the kitchen floor or the carpet upstairs. Getting the top of her head kissed, and giving headbutts right back.
Pet-Peeves: None. She has a few things that make her squawk a bit but she's too even-keeled for a real pet peeve.
Favorite Toy: The black and white mouses and the all-white mouses.
Favorite Nap Spot: My bed or the carpet upstairs.
Favorite Food: She needs to have either CD or Royal Canin UR, but she won't have one, nor the other -- only a 50/50 mix.
Skills: She brings me toys from upstairs. Usually, there are several waiting for me in the morning.
Arrival Story: About a year after Junior wandered into my life, I was again sitting on the front porch with my next-door neighbors and we decided to check on the house next to them to see what strays where there. Two new kitties were on the steps. I nabbed one and even though she was still a very little thing, she had obviously just had kittens and either they were dead, or she wasn't concerned about them and they would be. I took her upstairs and in the next 24 hours realized she simply HAD to be related to Junior, certainly a half-sister. They looked amazingly similar, her actions and reactions were amazingly like his, her characteristics were like him... Since Junior was more than 10 years younger than my next youngest, and would grow old alone, I decided to keep Tethys. At first I was going to call her Minnie (as in "Mini-Me") but decided she deserved her own distinctive name, so I called her Tethys (pronounced Teth-iss), after one of the Titans (the parents of the Greek Gods -- google it and read the sad story).
Bio: Like Junior, Tethys doesn't have a single bad trait, not a single bad characteristic. She has a tiny voice while he has a big loud one; she speaks chattingly while in the same room but he shouts while in a different room (calling me to come play). She has circles on her and more black, while he has stripes. Tethys didn't turn into a fully fluffy Wegie kittie as Junior did last Christmas (at about 2 years old) but our heros Smudge and Sissel say they didn't get totally Wegie-fied until their 3rd year, and I think now she is as fluffy as she will get. If the length of her prodigous whiskers is any indication, she should be MUCH more fluffy!
Lives Remaining: 8 of 9
Forums Motto: Size matters if it comes to whiskers!
Fluffkins Factor: January 2008: Tethys Fluffkins turns 2 this month and we all expected her to have her full-on Norsk Skogkatt coat by now, as Junior did a year ago. But it just isn't as long as his yet. We checked with our Wegie heroine and hero (Sissel and Smudge) and Sissel says she didn't get her full coat until she was three. So we're still watching and waiting, assuming the females take longer to mature in this slowly maturing breed: http://www.kittykitty.com/cat-breeds/norwegian.html
Fluffkins Factor Part 2: Mom continues to have a hard time believing there is even one reason why Junior and I are not from the same mother, or father, or both. Junior and I both go upstairs and then call for Mom to play with us (she's never had a cat do that before). Junior and I both wriggle on the floor at dinner time (Mom's never had a cat do that before). Junior and I both prefer to eat late. Junior and I look so much alike that if Mom isn't paying attention or has a bad angle, even she gets confused. The list goes on. Mom really wants to find the Weggie factory nearby who puts us out onto the street.
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This is from Sir Alfie the Angel and Kimi Prince -- thank you!!!
I know today isn't quite the day but I want to let efurryone know that there is a sale on at the store, http://catsuppliesandmore.com -- everything Made in America is 20% off! The sale is on through Monday the 4th.
Everyone have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!!
I want to wish all the Daddies a Happy Day. I don't have one so we decided to celebrate by having a sale at the store -- all Cat Supplies and More products (except Omnipets Art products) are on sale with a 15% discount. You can shop for your daddies by getting the discount coupon code here: http://www.catsuppliesandmore.com/page/429689580
Also, we have added some great new treats!! DO YOU LIKE BACON??? Go to the store at http://catsuppliesandmore.com and search for bacon. You'll glad you did!