I am Spirit, the youngest, strongest, most intense and active of all the cats in my family. I am a silver Egyptian Mau with black spots weighing in at just less than 13 pounds. I was born in November 2012 in Wichita, Kansas; I flew from there to my forever home in Los Angeles. Life is so exciting, isn’t it? I love meeting people, learning new things and having my tummy tickled. I run all the time….up and down the stairs, through the house and on my new cat wheel. View Spirit's Posts.
Per an article written by Mark Strauss 8/22/2014: "As the US Naval Institute explains: 'It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers to realize the true value of having cats as shipmates.
Cats not only ate vermin in the trenches, but also were companions & mascots to the soldiers they served with. Per article written by Mark Strauss 8/22/2014: RE THIS PIC: "ENSCONSED IN AN OPENING IN A SANDBAGGED DUGOUT, A CAT, PROBABLY A MASCOT, LOOKS UP EXPECTANTLY AT THE APPROACH OF AN UNIDENTIFIED SOLDIER. GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, 1915. (AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL)
Per an article on 8/22/2014 by Bruce Strauss: "Cats were a common sight in the trenches & aboard ships where they hunted mice & rats. Beyond thier 'official' duties, they were also embraced as mascots & pets by the soldiers & sailors with whom they served.
Yes, yes. I know about the hooman veterans & we honor them today & thank them furr their service. But have you forgotten to honor & thank the 4-legged veterans? No, no. Not just dogs but cats too. Yes,yes. Cats were/are veterans too! They served in The Great War -- World War I -- all the wars. Not just in the trenches but on battleships too. I have picture-proof-positive.
Spirit: What does 'TEASE' mean? Inkee-Bear: It means to 'tantalize by arousing curiosity.' So, the 'CatTail TEASER' is a purr-dee purr-fect toy for us cats cause, as all 2 & 4-legged critters know, we cats are VERY curious. Yes, indeedy.
Meowmuh likes this toy cause there's no parts for us to break off & swallow. It's called THE CatTail TEASER. They come in different colors. I know the girls, Gracee & Sophee, will love it. They're super pouncers & jumpers.
Spirit: Hey, what's this? Inkee-Bear: Dunno.' Somethin' in a package. You sniff it; I'll lick it. What does it say it is? Spirit: It's upside down! I don't read 'upside down.' Inkee-Bear: You don't read period! Ask Meowmuh -- she got it for us at CatConLA2018. She says it's a toy.
Hi to all! The beam isn't my fav place. It's definitely Sophee's. She's on it all the time. Anytime someone walks in the door, Sophee runs up the stairs to the beam. She sits there & watches whoever & whatever goes on below.
Wait, just wait a friggin' minute. Which is it? "What you can't see WON'T hurt you" or is it "What you can't see WILL hurt you?" Guess it doesn't really matter. Still can't see. Sigh. Inkee-Bear has the most gy-normous, humungous paws of any cat I've ever seen which brings me back to -- I can't see!
Hey, Inkee-Bear, I can't see. Hello, Spirit to Inkee-Bear, can you hear me? I can't see. I said I can't see. Will you please remove your paw from my face? Sigh. He must be sound asleep. When Inkee-Bear sleeps, he sleeps. Meowmuh says he's a 'serious' sleeper. Will someone, anyone, please wake him up? Just open the freezer door.