Friday, April 30, 2010

My Famous Relatives (some...not all)

Cheshire cat. A cat that could slowly disappear, leaving only its grin behind, as described in Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Felix. One of the first great stars of the animated cartoon and the hero of Pat Sullivan's cartoon strip series "Felix the Cat."

Garfield. Striped and bulgy-eyed comic strip cat known for his obnoxious comments, hefty appetite, and lazy lifestyle. Often played nasty tricks on his owner Jon and fellow family pet Odie, the dog.

Mehitabel. The inscrutable cat that tells of her former life as Cleopatra in Don Marquis' novel 'the lives and times of archy and mehitabel'.

Bastet. Egyptian cat goddess. Cleopatra's cat may have resembled this statue.

Sylvester. Black and white cartoon cat who often sputtered "Sufferin' succotash!" when he was thwarted by his main adversary, Tweety Pie, the canary. Although he tried millions of tricks, he never got the canary and always wound up being the fall guy.

Pink Panther. Silent, rose-pink-colored, animated feline who made his debut in the 1964 movie 'The Pink Panther'. The panther often matched wits with humans and always managed to escape unharmed but not before leaving turmoil in his wake.

Morris. Orange-colored finicky and egotistical cat that appeared in a series of television cat food commercials. Although the character was played by a series of similar-looking cats over the years, Morris developed a loyal fan following.

Thomas. The feline half of Tom & Jerry.

Hodge. Favorite cat of Dr. Samuel Johnson, who is reputed to have bought fresh oysters personally each day and fed them to his pet.

Lucifer. A black angora, one of many cats that belonged to Cardinal Richelieu of France.

Selima. A real cat that belonged to Horace Walpole. Selima was immortalized by Thomas Gray in the poem "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfish."

Slippers. A grey cat with six toes on each paw, favoured by US President Theodore Roosevelt, who is said to have allowed the cat to appear at diplomatic dinners.

Tobermory. The cat whose ability to speak devastated the guests at a house party in the story "Tobermory," from 'The Chronicles of Clovis', by Saki (H.H. Munro).

Socks. Another presidential cat. Favourite of President Bill Clinton.

Doraemon. Who can forget the antics of this blue robot?
Last but not least, Muessa. The cat so loved by Prophet Muhammad that, according to tradition, he cut off his robe rather than disturb the cat, which was sleeping on it. I couldn't find his picture anywhere.

Is Angelina going to be famous too? Someday? purrr....meow!


Unknown said...

Of course Angelina is famous cos she lives in the hearts of those who *heart* her lots including moi!!!

You are the best of the best!!

Take care and enjoy the weekend, sweetheart!


Cheqna said...

not bad...ur relatives are half famous with me..i know 8 out of 16, some more than others..hehe..

sometimes i do side with Tom when jerry 's too much,

garfield ~ some stickers are still "sticking" on d mirror,

doraemon ~ i have its series' song in my hp!..



~CovertOperations78~ said...

I love your famous relatives, dear Kitties! I remember all of them! But one of my favourites isn't here. Mog The Forgetful Cat! Who can forget her? Judith Kerr based Mog on her own cat. What a darling cat Mog was/is! I read most of Mog's adventures:
"Mog the Forgetful Cat"
"Mog's Christmas"
"Mog and the V-E-T"

"Goodbye Mog" was the saddest book ever. I cried so much reading it, because I know Mog wasn't just a fictional cat, but a dear family member of the author. I felt like she was one of my own cats -- I've "known" her so well by then!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
I *heart* you too....purrr....purrrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Not bad, 50% mark there. Sometimes I wish I can be like Doraemon and Brad turns into Nobita. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

This list is by no means. There's also Puss in Boots, Dr Seuss' Cat in the Hat, Hemingway's cat etc etc etc....Mama told me that I'm not writing a PhD thesis so brevity is the word... purrr....meow!

Anonymous said...

Of course, Angelina is going to be famous. She has to be famous. She must be famous. She is my friend *desperate nak tumpang glamour*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Andrea dear,
Hmmm....I have vacancy for publicist. Send me your resume, purrrrlease.... However, if I become famous, will I have time to blog? har har har *evil thoughts*

Naz in Norway said...

'happily singing Tom and Jerry's *Is you is or is you ain't my baby?*

Have a good weekend!

Pi Bani said...

Angelina - The Blogging Cat

Zendra-Maria said...

Doesn't HRH Simba count as cat?

Monyet King said...

My favourite has always been Tom (of Tom & Jerry). BTW, never realised that Doraemon was a cat.

p.s. Lulu is laughing after reading this. I am going to post a photo of Lulu laughing her head off soon.

Lee said...

Hi Cat, among all the cats, I have never liked Garfield, ha ha.
You I like, *wink*.
Have a nice purrrrring day, Lee.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Naz,
Jerry has always been mean to Tom and always get away with murder! Poor Tom gets blamed for everything....aaaahhhh.... wouldn't want to be in that household. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Finally....a recognition from you.... purrr.....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Zendra,
I'm still doing research on the Big day, maybe HRH Simba will make it to my list. There's also Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and who can forget the ever hungry lion from Madagascar? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

HRH Monyet King,
Does Lulu laugh with all paws up in the air? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Garfield, in my opinion, has a huge attitude problem. Maybe, too much lasagna.... har har har *evil laughs*

Pat said...

You alreddi famous, lah! Got so many sarporters here!! Hehehehe!

For a doggie person, I'm surprised that I know so many of your 'relatives'!

I don't know how it happened, but somewhere along the line my husband started calling my son Doraemon! He is 22 now, and still Doraemon to us! Poor boy. Hahahah!

But I'm thinking you'll get on fine with him :)

He's a chef-in-training, and if you visit his blog, you'll see lots of fish-y stuff for you to enjoy ;)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
The litmus test is when you google Angelina Jolie and my blog appears on top instead of my namesake's website or news item. At the moment, not yet.

Your son sounds like my kind of man....handsome and handy in the kitchen....har har har *evil thoughts*

Maybe he was called Doraemon coz he's good at solving problems? Or that he has a gazzilion of gadgets in his pocket? purrrr.....meow!

Razee Salleh said...

Hiya Ange,

Did you know the duality of the Cheshire Cat's character sometimes puts it in the bad guy camp? Interesting to note that what they say about cats ring true for the Cheshire: Cats actually are not owned, rather, they own their keepers.

tireless mom said...

True, you are famous already Angelina. If not, cats kan have 9 lives, so I am sure you will strike popularity in at least 1.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Razee,
The Cheshire was living up to the persona that a cat is all about. We stay true to the adage: Dogs have masters, cats have slaves.... purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Yatt,
You think I'll be famous some day? This lifetime or the next 8? Hmmmm...seems like I have a looong way to go. purrr....meow!