Favorite Nap Spot: on top of the cloth houses roofs
Favorite Food: Friskies or 9 Lives canned and Friskies dry
Skills: Being a MOOCH
Arrival Story: Maynard showed up on my porch and took up residence with the other ferals and strays. An empty house for 10+years that is 2 doors away became a breeding ground and drop off for unwanted cats. The first time our front door was open, Maynard walked right into the living room as if he lived here. His birthdate listing of month and day was when he first showed up. We are guessing at a birth year based on teeth and appearance. It is obvious he belonged to some one and lived indoors before being dumped.
Bio: He is a super friendly cat and greets every one who comes to our door. He loves to lay on their feet and roll around and wind thru their legs and feet. He has staked his claim- "This is MY home and I am not leaving. We have houses with heated beds for winter, heated water bowl for winter and a constant refill "Toilet" water bowl for summer (which they love to play in the bowl), dry cat food feeders, and daily cans of food for all those who come to stay. They even have their own porch furniture and toys.
The last few days have been hard ones. I have stayed with one of my dearest and bestest friends from Catster, Mr. Vladdles Tepse. He is gravely ill and may be making his way to the Rainbow Bridge. So it was important to me to stay with him and calm any fears he may have and keep him comfortable with my Heavenly radiance. I would like to ask all of you friends who know him to say a prayer for him and stop by his page and let him know you are thinking of him:http://www.catster.com/cats/600044
Today my Cleo and I celepurate our 1st Wedding Annifursary. It's hard to believ e that we have been married a whole year. Boy time flies when you are having fun. I can remember Oct. 2007 when I just met my beautiful Queen and we were just dating. We met at Big Leo's Stray Cat Alley and we'd go on car cruises and play in the Cats vs Dogs snowball fights. Then we went to our first Dance and I fell head over heels for that purrty Russian Blue girl. For Christmas 2007, I got her the most beautiful engagement ring and I worked up the courage to ask this gorgeous Queen to be MY Queen for ever. I was so happy and shocked when she said YES and I think I danced all over Catster and Dogster telling effury one who would listen that Cleo and me was getting Married! We set our wedding date for Feb. 22, 2008 and made all our arrangements for the Bridal Party and where to hold the ceremony and reception. Naturally we thought it should happen at the group we met in and all our friends there who had opened that group would be in our wedding. But things never run as smooth as you'd like. First I got very sick with upper Respiratory Infection, then our friends and the group we met in were gone from Catster and the kitty making our wedding clothes disappeared. So my mum and Cleo's mum had to redo all the arrangements as well as work very hard to help set up the new group known as Cobblestone Square to replace Big Leo's Alley. Mum spent many hours each day for weeks inviting furs back to the new group and combing thru pmails and emails to find a lot of the lost members. Somehow, like a Miracle, every thing fell into place and I was even getting better from my illness. On Feb. 22nd, I stood at the front altar of the Cobblestone Chapel and watched my gorgeous bride walk down the aisle to become my wife. We sped away by helicopter that night for a cruise to Hawaii on the C & D Cruise Lines which now has the Maynard & Cleo Honeymoon Suite. What a beautiful day and following week we had. These memories were to last me for my life time as sadly I took a turn for the worse and passed away ten days later. I watch down on my sweet Cleo every day and thank her for the most wonderful and glorious times of my life.
So I am laying in my favorite spot napping away, and the human lady comes to me and says, "Maynard, we are opening a Catster page for you." I open one eye and yawn, thinking to my self -What is she talking about? What is Catster? And what is Global? Does it mean I have to get up and move or do something? If it does, can I just stay a small town kitty? So I hear her clacking away at this funny looking thing with a screen in front of her. Mind you, I haven't budged from my spot, I just rolled over on my back and hung my head down. HHHMMM, it is amazing what the world looks like when you view it upside down. Now pretty soon I hear her say to me, "Maynard, what groups do you want to join?" What on Earth is she talking about? Surely, she doesn't want me to run with the neighborhood group? I mean, there's some rough cats in it. They do a lot of screechin and chasin girls all hours of the night. She says to me that she has gotten me in the groups: For Love of Cats and Dogs, The Power of Purr and Prayer, and Big Leo's Alley. Now that I understand- the alley is behind the house and I like to sit there and wait for the men with the big noisey truck that steals stuff from the back of the garage in these big cans. They come every week. So this sounds like fun and some thing I can sink my claws into. Well, she starts telling me all about the group's members who have welcomed me into the groups. There's a cat named Simon who is quite a funny Orangie from Washington. There's a cool Siamese cat named Theo who she loves the way he talks. There's an other Orangie named Mr.D who has been missing recently and every body is praying for him to come home. There is an interesting gent named Alfienchat who speaks with an English accent that just makes her chuckle because he is soo cute. There's a group of Jersey guys named: Zeus, U-man, Archy, Hoboken Fats, and Leo. They are really funny and guys who are street smart cats. They have a sisfur named Venus, who is quite a lady. There's some California cats : Brutus had to have eye surgery, and his sisfurs- Ra, Isis, and Cleopatra. There's a real fun furmily from Florida: Maggie, Aggie, Sedoso, and Ralphie that are the most fun to be with. I think I have figuired out the word global, it means that all of us kitties from all over the world can be friends, play, and have good times together. Now, I like that idea! We would meet up in the Alley and go on car cruises together, have snowball fights, and just "hang out". As the weeks go by, I find myself falling for this beautiful Russian Blue girl named Cleopatra. She is sooo purrrty and makes my little engine roar. Every time I see her, I want to Yowl out to the world that I am going to make her mine. So for Christmas, I surprised her with an engagement ring and I put on my saddest eyes and sweet face look to ask her to marry me. Ms. Cleo said, "Yes" and I was the happiest guy in the world. Life is so Grand on Catster! Where else could a small town boy like me have sooo much Fun!