Nature: the Second of May 2008 and I spotted the first rosebud in the Garden of Chaos !
Note the bugs. I guess that’s one rose that’s in trouble. But I refuse to use pesticide. The cats may lick or touch it.
Cats: Bean Sidhe clearly enjoying the gentle life-giving caress of the Spring Sun. What ? You’re sticking out your tongue at me Banster ? Naughty boy !! You were supposed to be posing like the chubby sweetling you usually are…
Oh! I recognize that bud! I have a few of my own. I love the minature roses. I have 4. Two alway grow taller than the other two (3 ft verses 2 ft). I sure wish I could find more of the taller ones. They bloom almose all summer! So sorry to see the bugs!
The name of the cat is Bean Sidhe (pronounce as “banshee”) and he is -in fact- not fat. His dam was a Maine Coone and his sire unknown. At age 2 (he celebrated his second birthday yesterday) this kitty already weighs almost 5 kilos but not an ounce of it is fat. And he’s still growing. You should see him next to our other kitties… 😉
We have 6 cats in the House of Chaos and none of them are fat at all. The only fat one we ever had came from another home, he ran away because Zorro tried to murder him but stays in the neighbourhood, and grew some muscles in order to survive. He’s looking rather sleek now.
What our cats do have, and especially the male ones (5 of the 6), is a loose flabby belly. We don’t know why this is so.
All the cats you see on this website our ours, unless specifically stated otherwise (i.e. the Carious Tribes who live near my Mother’s place, or our neighbours’ cats).
Just to remind you, we have 9 main players in this game (besides some extras):
("wherewolf" crazy/sleepy cat) - black with a little bit of white, très couch-potato
Bean Sidhe WOAH-He’s-Big-!
(a.k.a. Banshee "wailing ghost" = mythical Irish ghost/typical outcry of any visitor) - white and orange tabby part Maine Coon, trying to grow larger than the kitchen counter is high
Hrimnir de WC-plonzer, Protteke
("Shrouded with Frost" = mythical Norse giant/the toilet-plunger/little fart) - white, grey and cream tabby part Norwegian Forestcat, slowly turning into a very solid bloke indeed
("Norse Goddess of love, beauty and fertility/Stomach on Legs") - female grey tabby gastropod, mommy of Isegrim, tries to convince us that she is eternally starving and needs to be fed NOW
("Grey Helmet/very busy critter") - iron grey with faint tabby markings, son of Freya, "dondersteen" could also be interpreted as "stone that falls very very hard" because as I'm typing this he's 5 years old and weighing 5.5 kilos...
("Stong Man" in Japanese/"Rotten One" or "Bad One") possibly half-brother of Gorgor, ginger shorthair tabby with white socks and breast, the most wild of the two youngsters and prone to attack when angry; known to ambush those bigger and fiercer than himself
A feral young tomcat who dwells in the House of Chaos solely for eats and sleeps. Faster than his shadow hence his name.
Chuck sNorris van Droomwereld
Chuck van Droomwereld ("of Dreamworld") is his pedigree name, the rest refers to a well-known martial arts actor and "snor" actually means moustache. This is a very silent Maine Coon with majestical whiskers who's never heard but quite well seen - fleeing at least. He should aspire more to be like his namesake !!
Chateau Beau van Spinnepoes aka Beauregard
"Castle Beauty of Purpuss" is his pedigree name but I like his new name better (regard means both looking and esteem). He's gorgeous and he knows it. He also has the cutest high-pitched mew which sounds strange coming from such a big beast. And he's still growing.
Grumpy Man, The Mistress, Bouncing Psycho, The Strong Woman of Flanders, The Lord of Toys, The Cleaning Scourge, The Man in White, and the occasional hapless visitor.