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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Secrets, Revealed!




Kitties!

Sheebie here, with answers to the burning questions of yesterday's post.


1.  When and where was this photo was taken?  1999, in the kitchen at our old house back in Illinois.

two)  Is that Mommy's natural hair color?  I think it might be!  Honestly, until I went gray I don't think I had a natural color.  

Q.  Are those ears for real?  Of course they are!

&.  Just how bad was her eyesight?  I had terrible vision before I had lasik surgery in 2001--everything was a blur a foot beyond my face, if that.  To this day I occasionally reach for my glasses first thing in the morning out of habit.

3.  Were Chuck's eyes blue or green?  They were a beautiful light ice blue, almost gray.  He was genetically deaf and had the dirtiest ears I've ever seen--he got Q-tipped often.

2$)  Was he a snuggler?  No, but he never objected to being held.  He especially liked having his neck hummed on.  I think the vibration was novel and pleasing as he'd settle in for a nice neck-munching session.

6.  Who was he staring down?  The Baby!  We had just rescued her.

twelveteen.  and...why don't we have houseplants any more?  D'UH.


We only had Chuckles for five years (he was probably in his teens when we got him) before he succumbed to renal failure.  In that time he destroyed countless knick-knacks and savaged shoes by the dozen.  (You could watch him and just SEE the wheels turning while he planned his next escapade!)  He sang whenever he was lonely and couldn't see anyone because he couldn't hear where we were...and he slept, every night, in his own private beddy on the refrigerator--when we moved the first thing we did was show him his bed on the new fridge and he was home.  He smelled wonderful.  He was a Great Cat, and we miss him still.  I treasure the photo of us together.


Happy Sunday!

XX  Sheebie  XX

31 comments:

  1. I loved learning more about Chuck - he sounds like he was the BEST kitty!

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  2. Aww, we love great stories like this!

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  3. Aw very nice. We went back and read about Chuck.

    Emma and Buster

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  4. Chuck was AWESOME. Some cats, well, they just are. They get into your heart and stay there forever, long beyond their earthly time. Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. Great to get the answers to those questions. Have a great day kitties.

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  6. Aw, sounds like he was a sweetie! Neck humming, that's a new one to us but I can see why a deaf cat would like it

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  7. It was a great photo. And great memories.... they do leave pawprints on our hearts, don't they ? Thank you for sharing a bit of the past this morning.

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  8. Sounds like Chuckles was such a wonderful kitty. Eccentric, sweet and smells great!
    What lovely memories and I'm sure you treasure the photo of you and him together very very much.
    Oh, and I knew those ears were real :-)

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  9. That was fun hearing about Chuckles. Sounds like you sure gave him a wonderful home.That is a great picture of you two. You all have a great day.

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  10. Chuck sound like quite the character...

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  11. I had a deaf cat once. She was a sweet thing!

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  12. Chuck sounds like he was a great cat, and he left you many happy memories.

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  13. We liked the Q & A. The answers were good too.
    Chuckles was a handsome kitty :)
    Appears he had lots of purrsonality too ;)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  14. I was way off on the timing of the photo.. Chuck was quite the character, it's wonderful that you had him in your life for awhile. Knowing that he loved and was loved for those last years was a blessing for you both.

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  15. Mmmmmm, Mom loved reading about neck humming, since she is already a big fan of neck HUFFING! Now she is getting all grabby, wanting to try it out. Sheesh.
    We loved reading about Chuck. He sounds like a great kitty.

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  16. Awww. Such loves. Mum loves to hold me and breathe warms on my furs.

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  17. You see, Chuck isn't gone...he's still in your heart! Cute photo.

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  18. It sounds like Chuck kept life interesting :) He was a cutie.

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  19. I really enjoyed reading more about Chuckles. I'm sorry you had him just five years but they sound like wonderful years. The neck humming is so sweet!

    The wheels-turning look is what I see on the whitester here. I know it well already.

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  20. The looking back on life with Chuck is so sweet. We never forget our little sweethearts as they live in our hearts...a good post.

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  21. Those are some cool secrets! Thank you for sharing. We really liked learning more about Chuck. And secrect #6 may have been our fave one of all. MOL!

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  22. Chuck was a great cat. We woulda liked him lots.

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  23. What a lovely post! Mes LOVES to hear about the cats who came before!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  24. We would have liked him :) Thanks for a great walk down memory lane!

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  25. We absolutely loved meeting Chuck. Mommy misses our blue-eyed (non deaf) white man cat, Madison. He was the best and most loving kitty. Unfortunately he died at just 12 from lymphoma. This was a great flashback. Thanks for sharing. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  26. I see your numbering system is very similar to mine! It's the Austosexygesianimal system!

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  27. Maxie's not a snuggler either, though he would pimp himself out for a belleh rub. Wonder if it's because his middle ear is exposed? He just doesn't seem all that steady or comfy when cuddled and HATES being picked up!

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  28. Aw, he sounds like such a special boy. It is good that he lived his final years with you.

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