Friday, April 17, 2009

Finally Friday

Charlie Cat is settling in.
He stopped making the loud "marhhhh" noise and is making softer, mewing sounds.
Yesterday he curled up on my shoulder and made "biscuits" on my arm while purring.
Last night he curled up in my lap to go to sleep.
I think he likes me!
I finally have my lap cat!!!!

Offishul Portrait of Charlie Taylor Sherwood by Zoolatry.


pee ess: All the photos of Charlie Cat from this past week were taken by Auntie Deb. You can see Charlie didn't have many whiskers. Now they seem to be growing back in.
Could he have "worried his whiskers off"???


Angel said...

I am glad you have a lap kitty! I really miss mine!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Every human needs a lap cat. And every cat needs to know there is a lap available. If he so deigns to use it.

Ailurophile said...

What a beautiful kitty! Charlie is handsome :)

Chesney Cats said...

We haven't had a chance to welcome Charlie yet, so welcome!! It's nice to meet you. We're glad that you're being a lapkitty for Mommy ML.....for some reason, mama's love that sort of thing.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Of course Chalie loves yoo, how could he not!

Cliff and Olivia said...

Worried your whisker off... we don't like the sound of that.

But a handsome feline that is.

Milo and Alfie said...

Worried his whiskers off? Oh dear! is that like a sort of allo-peesha for cats?

We hope Charlie is OK and we are glad he has a nice comfy loving lap to sit on - 'cos that's poortant.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are both lap cats. Mum says it is very relaxing to have a purring kitty on your lap.

Cat with a garden said...

Hi Charlie Cat! I just read your story. Concats on having found a good home - you must be very intelligent.
Thank you for joining my blog followers and for partying with me on Wednesday. I really appreciate your birthday wishes.
Purrs, Siena

Jack and Persephone said...

Yup. Grumpybutt did that. He was either living in an empty apartment, or with the sister of his previous human (who had kids and a husband Whisper didn't like) for about a month, and when he got to us he only had a few stubby whiskers. The OTW thought he just had weird whiskers until they grew in thick and longer than MINE!

Welcome, Charlie! You found yourself a GREAT home!

Purrrrrrrrrrrr, KC!


Oh good! He's not a Plat-EE Pussycat! I thought maybe you had a plat-ee-pussycat at your place! They're horrible! Hi Charlie!


The Meezers said...

awww lap kitties are nice. we can't wait to learn more about Charlie!

Parker said...

Charlie is a love!

The Creek Cats said...

Charlie sure is a handsome mancat! We are so glad to hear he is settling in and turning into a lap cat! Welcome, Charlie!

PinkynAsh said...

We're so glad you got a lap kitty like Charlie. Glad the sounds have gotten more peaceful,showing he is getting used to his new home.

pughy said...

It is so lovely to have a lap kitty. Sounds as though Charlie knows he is now loved very much. I think it is quie possible that he worried his whiskers off. Poor little thing.

Hugs Ginger Jasper x

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Aww that is awesome! We frootbats tend to make incredible lap kitties. I know I make my LL smile.


The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi My Sweet Charlie Cat! I miss you and all the other Sherwood kitties!!! (Mommy ML & Charley too)

I am safe at home with my kitties who have been very demanding of my attention...poor me :)...

Thank you for taking such good care of me while I was in Houston! I'm already looking forward to my next trip down!

Love, Auntie Deb

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Whoops....I forgot to say "WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MONTAGE!!!" Zoolatry rules!!!

Auntie Deb

Daisy said...

That's a very handsome official portrait! Rexes usually have curly whiskers that are brittle and tend to break off easily. Pixie only had little whisker stubs because hers were always broken off. I have short whiskers on one side, but longer ones on the other side!

The Island Cats said...

Oh Charlie! You are so handsome! And we're so happy that you are liking your new home!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, Oh...we are sooo excited. We saw that you visited our bloggie and left a nice comment so we had to come visit you and what do we see??? A CRex named Charlie!!

We are going to look all around your blog and learn more about our newest friends!

Karen Jo said...

I am so happy that Charlie is the lap cat you have been looking for. He is very handsome and the official portrait is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Charlie looks content. We think that he has found just the right home:)

Grace and Company said...

He is really something -- and wow! A lap cat. They are really special. Indy was my lap cat -- Grace and crew can't be bothered, although they do hang out wherever I am -- just not ON me!!

Great portrait, Charlie Cat! You are one handsome dude!


Marilynn, Grace & Company

Beezer said...

Welcome Charlie!!
As a lap-mancat all mine life I can tell ya its the only way to live. I am just crab-u-lated if I don't get mine lap time every evening.
Charlie, you have a great mombean now and I'm sure she'll make a great lap for you!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh dat Charlie, he looks egg-straw speshul. Da senior catsez iz alwayz da wize onez. Dey iz close to God.
Da momee wantsez to tellz you & da Auntie Deb dat she gotted leaky eyeballz frum all da support she receeved frum you & da kitty bloggospear.
We wants to donate some itemz to aukshunz in Maxi's name, so we iz gonna gets some pix oevfur da next cupple a dayz & da momee will emailz 'em to you.
You are wunderfull!!!
Dr Tweety
PS: Da MAxi iz eatin' & he iz not so wobblee. He haz been saved!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Yes, ML, this is how Charlie looked as a baby! The little brown tabby girl is his coloration, as is the one on the bookshelf. You will have fun watching them grow and imagining how Charlie was as a young cat.

He looks like a brown mackerel tabby, and what you may be seeing is the golden under or between the striping. I can't see his sides, so it's possible he is a classic rather than a mackerel pattern though. Sometimes it's harder to tell in a CRex as their wave pattern gets in the way, but in a mackerel pattern the stripes run down his sides like fishbones (hence, mackerel) and the classic pattern is more like well, rings of a tree or bullseye on the side.

Here is a description of the coloration and he certainly has a wonderful coat for an older CRex!

BROWN MACKEREL TABBY PATTERN: markings dense, clearly defined, and all narrow pencillings. Legs evenly barred with narrow bracelets coming up to meet the body markings. Tail barred. Necklaces on neck and chest distinct, like so many chains. Head barred with an "M" on the forehead. Unbroken lines running back from the eyes. Lines running down the head to meet the shoulders. Spine lines run together to form a narrow saddle. Narrow pencillings run around body, ground color brilliant coppery brown. Markings dense black. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Back of leg black from paw to heel. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black or brown. Eye color: gold.

CLASSIC TABBY PATTERN: markings dense, clearly defined, and broad. Legs evenly barred with bracelets coming up to meet the body markings. Tail evenly ringed. Several unbroken necklaces on neck and upper chest, the more the better. Frown marks on forehead form an intricate letter "M." Unbroken line runs back from outer corner of eye. Swirls on cheeks. Vertical lines over back of head extend to shoulder markings which are in the shape of a butterfly with both upper and lower wings distinctly outlined and marked with dots inside outline. Back markings consist of a vertical line down the spine from butterfly to tail with a vertical stripe paralleling it on each side, the three stripes well separated by stripes of the ground color. Large solid blotch on each side to be encircled by one or more unbroken rings. Side markings should be the same on both sides. Double vertical rows of buttons on chest and stomach. ground color brilliant coppery brown. Markings dense black. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Back of leg black from paw to heel. Nose leather: brick red. Paw pads: black or brown. Eye color: gold.

Sweet Praline said...

I'm so glad Charlie is settling in and you now have your lap kitty.

Grrreta said...

Charlie is very handsome. Mommy says lap kitties get the best scritches, so he sounds like a very smart mancat. (I think my mommy is trying to convince us to be lap kitties too.)

Junior and Orion said...

Meowm loves that she has a lap kitty in me and we are very glad that Charlie is becoming your lap kitty! By the way, Meowm thinks Charlies eyes are stunning!