Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

For this week's Thursday Thirteen, we have decided to tell you 13 things that you may not know about the members of our family!
1. Around our neighborhood, you often see members of Captain Jack's family. In fact, one day Mommy and Daddy were going out and were about half a mile from our house, when they saw what they thought was Captain Jack run across the road. Mommy jumped out of the car and tried to catch "Jack" only to find out that it was his twin who was apparently feral. We often leave cat food out for his family, in case they get hungry when they come by and say hello.

2. For a short time, when Daddy was waiting on our house to close, he and Samwise lived with Aunt Susan and Uncle Dave. Samwise still considers their home to be his as well and even has a special spot that is all his - it's on the back of the couch on top of a huge stuffed animal alligator. That alligator is called "Sammy's Gator" and he is the only furry allowed up there.

3. Dante thinks that Beaux should always live outside. When Mommy is trying to make Beaux go out (and he doesn't want to) she has watched Dante chase after Beaux whapping like crazy to run him out. Sammy Meezer would be so proud!

4. Beaux is very easy to teach tricks to. He has been taught to sit on command, to stay on command even when there is food in front of him, and he can catch treats and toys in the air. Mommy and Daddy are working on teaching "Lay Down" and want to teach him to play frisbee.

5. We have showed you some pictures of how well Daddy can cook and of the wonderful food he makes. Daddy actually learned to cook so well when he was in the Marine Corps. They even taught him how to make roses out of lemons, limes, and tomato skin and he can make Birds of Paradise out of apples.

6. Our Mommy has an obsession with Alice in Wonderland. She has multiple copies of the books, pictures, figurines, purses, clothes, etc. Our guest room is completely dedicated to her Alice collection. She is just slightly less obsessed with The Lord of the Rings.

7. Captain Jack is very demanding. He will meow and meow until he gets his way. He demands treats, food, water in his fountain, and to be let outside on the porch every day from the moment Mommy or Daddy come home from day hunting.

8. Samwise has been with Mommy and Daddy the longest so he gets some special privledges. He is always allowed to sleep on the bed with them and they often take him along when they go to visit friends and family.

9. Dante loves Daddy best. Mommy will pick him up to snuggle him but if Dad walks up Dante will just about throw himself out of Mommy's arms and into Daddy's. Thankkfully Daddy has always caught him.

10. Beaux is very quick and fast. Once we had a mousie in the house though the mousie was never anywhere that us kitties could get to. One night the mousie was outside and Beaux caught him. We never saw that mousie again though it did run off so we do not think Beaux killed it but just scared it off.

11. Daddy's father was in the military when Daddy was growing up so he has lived in lots of places - Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Alabama, Washington D.C and Okinawa, Japan. When Daddy got older and joined the Marines he was stationed at the Marine Corps base in Quantico.

12. Mommy works for the state government and often has to attend hearings and things at the state Capitol, especially during this time of year when the legislature is in session. She said last night that if she has to read many more bills she may go mad. Does that mean that she will yell a lot, cause she does that when she gets mad sometimes.....

13. Beacuse Mommy has been so busy at work lately, she has not had time to have our normal photo sessions. She was looking at some old picture and found this one that made her laugh:

She says it looks like Jack passed out in a Nip coma. He really wasn't passed out....we don't think.

26 comments:

Tybalt said...

Spiffy stuff, guys! I didn't know Beaux was such a talented doggie. Purrs!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Very cool! We enjoyed learning more about your family! It is great that your dad learned how to cook in the marines! Our dad does most of the household chores because he's been well-trained by the army to do so!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Of all the cats we've had, only 1 ever chased the dog whapping him (Stitch, RIP). That was the cat who came before Rascal. (Rascal is our oldest now). No one else ever chased Stitch whapping at him. This cat had no fear of Stitch (and he was a big dog) and she showed him who was boss in our household! She made him back down LOL So I say Dante must be a very intelligent and strong cat indeed ;-)

DEBRA said...

Capt'n Jack
That was a very interesting TT on everyone in your house. I thought of Abby when you said that Dante gives Samwise a whap to get him out the door when he doesn't want to go out, because Abby does that too to any kitty that comes near her. She learned all of this whappin from Sammy! I love the picture your Momma shared of you. It shows off all of your handsomeness!

Purrs and SNuggles
Your devoted pirate lady
Miss Boo

Daisy said...

Those are some fun and interesting things about you all! And guess what? My Mommie said that when she was little, her dad was in the military and they moved around a lot, too. My Mommie was borned in Fort Rucker, AL.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That was very interesting, I always love learning new things about my friends!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I don't know if it nip coma, but I do kind of the same thing. I'll be all crazy on the nip and then suddenly, I just fall over, asleep.

My Bean used to have a German Shepard dog that played frisbee. He would catch the frisbee, and bring it back, but then he'd want to play keep away with it. So you had to have to frisbees to play with him, since he's drop the one he had to go after the one that was just thrown.

I think my Bean is obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Crew said...

Way to go on #7, Jack! Never give up until you get what you want!

George

muffinmidi said...

I really enjoyed learning more about your family.And I'm glad Dante got his feather toy back.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

How very interesting. The Male likes Alice In Wonderland as well.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

wow! even we didn't know some of this stuff. my daddy can't cook unless it involves something in a box or the george foreman grill. spices? he doens't compute.
your alice in wonderland room is like mommy's gwtw room (and shelves, and book shelves and hutch...)
that is a nip coma photo if i ever saw one....

PB & J said...

Oh Dante, perhaps one day we can whap the woofies together! I have to whap George all the time, especially when she tries to go into our room or steal our toys.

It's supposed to snow later, purrhaps I should come down and we can cuddle in the sun!

Purrs,
Your Pearl

Vincent and Mike said...

Thanks for sharin' all that stuff about your fambly. The thought of you whapping the woofie made us laugh!

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Thats grreat! WE love learning more about your family!

Mickey said...

That T13 was awesome! I would love to see Dante whapping Beaux,heehee
It must be cool for your Mom to have your Dad do cooking.He is talented.
I liked learning those things about you guys :)
Purrs Mickey

michico*Adan said...

That is very lovely and interesting things to know~!!!!! I am very honored to learn more about your family~!

Tara said...

I really enjoyed that, especially Beaux and the mouse!

Tara

Monty Q. Kat said...

Nothing wrong with a little nip-hangover.

TT said...

Dante is sure talented - leaping from one bean to another!

It is neat to learn more of your family.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

We really hearing stuff about your family. My Mom grew up in the Air Force and they lived lots of places too like England and Germany!

Kelly Cat said...

Hey, neat... didn't know your human mom was connected with Government.

Now, as long as I'm here, I’d like to tag you for the meme "Message in a Bottle."

If you are able to participate, please visit my blog for details.

Cheers
Kelly Cat

Alasandra said...

We love Lord of the Rings. It is our oldest human brothers favourite book. He like all the other books by Tolkien too.

Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

Catzee said...

Hee hee. I like yur fambly.

Lux said...

It was interesting learning more about all of you - thanks for sharing!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Wow, that is seriously neat stuff about you guys! Cool!

Parker said...

I love my Daddy the best too! I always love to sleep by his head!