||Twelve years old|
||Domestic Shorthair Tabby|
||Poughquag, New York, USA|
is our beloved Tycho. He and his brothers were born to a stray cat under
our back deck in the summer of 2001. The kittens were just four or five weeks old
when we discovered them. Although we didn't consider ourselves "cat people"
at that time, these little guys stole our hearts and we adopted all three! It
was one of the best things we ever did! My husband is an avid astronomer and
suggested we name the kittens after craters on the moon. Hence, they became
our "Moon Kitties". Sadly two of the brothers have already gone to the
Rainbow Bridge: Grimaldi and Copernicus. So Tycho is the last of our "Moon
Kitties" and that makes him extra special to us.
He is a really sweet, beautiful kitty. He's very affectionate with both of
us. He'll always come to us and rub his little face against us and give us
little "Tycho kisses". He's not too fond of strangers though. Most visitors
to our home just catch a glimpse of his tail as he's running upstairs to hide
:-) He loves watching the school bus as it turns around in our cul-de-sac,
but he is afraid of the UPS truck and runs to hide whenever that pulls into
our driveway. When he was a tiny kitten, he had an amazingly loud purr. As he
matured, his purr got softer. We think he was just so happy, he burned out
his purr motor :-) It's almost a silent purr now. You have to put your ear
right against his little body to hear it.
In his younger days, Tycho was very adept at catching mice and crickets. One
night, in less than twenty minutes, he caught three crickets in our garage. He
would proudly carry them into the house to "share" with us. He seems to have
retired from hunting, but he still loves to play with the Da-Bird feather on
a string toy. He also loves his furry catnip mice toys and acorn caps and
loves to play in a large piece of crinkled wrapping paper.
We dearly love our little "Tyke" and hope he is with us for many more years.
Tycho - you're our Cat of the Day every day!
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