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Everybody Needs Somebody.....

wjranch
May 14th, 2005, 11:16 PM
to cuddle :p

Extier
May 15th, 2005, 12:36 AM
What an absolutely adorable pic. Are you fortunate enough to be owned by him? :)

wjranch
May 15th, 2005, 06:56 AM
No, I'm not. Unfortunatly we have some allergy issues here and can not keep cats. :( Although, kittens are soooo adorable.

kandy
May 15th, 2005, 10:49 AM
Adorable photo!!

iRONKNiGHT
May 15th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Here's a pic of Trixy when she was a baby sleeping with her toy.

iRONKNiGHT
May 15th, 2005, 11:42 PM
Sleeping baby. :p

Princesss04
May 16th, 2005, 09:08 AM
How sweet at of course as always there is our pretty girl Trixy! :D

Rita
May 16th, 2005, 11:59 AM
I love 'cuddle' pictures .... here's one of Merri from last year

JDG
May 17th, 2005, 11:20 AM
Merri looks sooooo comfy! Great shot Rita! :thumbs up

iRONKNiGHT, Trixy looks really really cute all curled up with that polar bear thing! Does she still have it?
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I just took this one of Marty, sitting on a pile of my fresh washed blankets (go figure!!), sitting in a pool of sun streaming in. . . .Here he is cuddling up with his cat-nip bunny. . . .

badger
May 17th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Why do folks from the UK call their cats "moggies"?
Well, first of all, they're Brits. If they didn't do weird things like calling their cats moggies they wouldn't be able to come here and take over all of our magazines without people getting upset.

Aside from that, it's hard to be too sure.

The word moggy (or moggie) is first recorded in the sense 'a cat' in 1911. In that example it is said to be Cockney slang. (The word does not come from rhyming slang.) The usual explanation is that it is derived from Moggy, from Mog, a hypocoristic form of Margaret (compare the more common Maggie).

The most likely link is to an earlier sense of moggy, 'a promiscuous woman; prostitute'. Words for felines are often applied to women or their sexual organs (cat itself and pussy being prime examples); and as for the 'prostitute' sense, we have moll as another example of a comon hypocoristic name in M- that developed the sense 'prostitute'. The problems here are that moggy 'a prostitute', which dates from the late seventeenth century, was apparently never very common, and also that it came before that 'cat' sense, so we'd either have to assume a very long use of the 'cat' sense without it being recorded, or a reverse of the usual cat-to-woman semantic pattern.

Moggy was also used in the early nineteenth century in British dialects as a pet name for a cow or calf. It is unclear whether, or how, this is related. Moggy 'cat' could simply be a generic use of the name Moggy without reference to any of its other meanings.

JDG
May 17th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Thanks for that history lesson Badger . . my husband and I just moved back to Canada from living in England for a couple years. . . .I think the word Moggy is really cute. . . I wanted to call our cats Minou and Moggy (two different words for 'pussy cat') I only got to name one of the (Minou) - my husband named the other after Marty McFly from Back to the Future. . .



from: http://www.word-detective.com/back-g.html

Dear Evan: "Moggies" -- what can you tell me about this (British English) word? An English (expatriate) friend tells me, "It's a cat - typically of poor pedigree. I have no idea of the etymology. It's been years since I heard the word." I suppose my cats are "moggies," then, but where does the word come from? Is his definition correct? Is the word still in use? -- Alison Huettner, via the Internet.

"Moggies" is a new one to me as well, and I'm speaking as someone who woke up one day a few years ago to discover that he had fourteen cats living in his house. It's a long story. Fortunately, that vast lumbering herd of felines has today dwindled to just two, Ernie and Rufus. Rufus lives upstairs and Ernie downstairs, and while they both seem to sleep for a living, Ernie will occasionally rouse himself just long enough to watch nature programs on the TV if I am so kind as to turn it on for him. He is partial to bird shows.

Oh well, back to work. According to Norman Schur's "British English A to Zed" (a handy volume of translations of nearly 5,000 Briticisms), a "moggy" is "a kittycat, especially one without a pedigree." Mr. Schur feels that "moggy" is merely a variant of "mongrel," but it doesn't seem to be that simple.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "moggy" actually has three meanings. Its earliest use, dating back to the early 19th century, was as a pet name for a calf or cow. "Moggy" can also mean, as the OED puts it, "an untidily dressed woman," a usage which dates to the late 19th century. The use of "moggy" to mean "kittycat" is actually the most recent of the three meanings, dating only to around 1911. As to its origin, the OED theorizes that "moggy" may be a variant of "Maggie," which is an affectionate form of the name "Margaret." This rings true to me -- I may name my cats "Rufus" and "Ernie," but only in England would they name a cow "Margaret."

Terrie
May 17th, 2005, 01:14 PM
OMG - Not so much a cat lover, but these pics I must admit melt my heart.
They are beautiful...
Keep em coming :ca:

kandy
May 17th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Such cute kitties! All of them!

chico2
May 17th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Badger,who's the Tabby?he looks like my Rocky,not that that is so unusual :D

badger
May 17th, 2005, 08:10 PM
That's my Badger, who wandered into my kitchen back in 2000, wrestled the lid off a container of catnip (no mean feat), swanned into the salon, installed himself on the couch, and never left. His tolerance of all the strays who have passed through here has been amazing, although he is not averse to the odd skirmish with the neighbourhood 'toughs' who congregate on my porch (which gets the sun early),ever hopeful of a snack, which they usually get. Secretly, he would be happy if they all went away and he had me to himself.

Your Rocky has the same fat feet!

iRONKNiGHT
May 17th, 2005, 09:44 PM
What a nice Thread.. lot's of cute pix!

iRONKNiGHT
May 17th, 2005, 09:48 PM
Merri looks sooooo comfy! Great shot Rita! :thumbs up

iRONKNiGHT, Trixy looks really really cute all curled up with that polar bear thing! Does she still have it?
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I just took this one of Marty, sitting on a pile of my fresh washed blankets (go figure!!), sitting in a pool of sun streaming in. . . .Here he is cuddling up with his cat-nip bunny. . . .

Marty is too cute.. many hug's and kisses for him ;)
umm as for trixy's little polar bear.. well no she does not have it anymore, because of my brother's yorkie.. bengie.. he chewed it to bit's :( but it's okay now that Trixy's much bigger than bengie..she often lets him know who's boss :)

JDG
May 17th, 2005, 10:00 PM
iRONKNiGHT. . .awwww poor polar bear! Does Trixy have a new fave toy??

Marty enjoys the little cat nip bunny, he has even chewed part of the ear off today! But his fave is his 'Sushi Blanket' he carts it around the apartment. . .

http://www.paulgraham.ca/albums/album27/DSC01339_001.sized.jpg

We bought a nerf gun over the weekend with soft foam darts. . . Minou loves it. . . the little darts zoom across the room and she will jump, bound, bounce and leap over anything in her way to get them . . .


But in the end a rolled up ball of paper or a 'pop tarts' wrapper is the ultimate favourite! hahah!

iRONKNiGHT
May 18th, 2005, 03:20 AM
iRONKNiGHT. . .awwww poor polar bear! Does Trixy have a new fave toy??
Marty enjoys the little cat nip bunny, he has even chewed part of the ear off today! But his fave is his 'Sushi Blanket' he carts it around the apartment. . .

Hiya JDG..Trixy does have some fav toy's.. i guess they are just about everything she get's her paw's on.. as i type this she's biting me! so i guess that makes it to, anything she can get paw's claws and mouth on! :evil:

where's Minou's toy?

chico2
May 18th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Badger..aw that's your Badger,I don't think I've ever seen him,as you know I have a soft spot for Tabbys,Trixie included :D
JDG,those little grey kittens are just scrumptious :love:

Shamrock
May 18th, 2005, 04:21 PM
oh, how utterly adorable! What could be sweeter than cuddle pet pix? :angel:

JDG
May 18th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Thanks Chico! :crazy: :love:

iRONKNiGHT, Minou is quite a diva! She is a bit of a snot when it comes to taking pictures. hahahaha.

Marty on the other hand has perfected his 'Magnum' and 'Blue Steel' looks with zest! Marty is my little super model! haha.

For every good photo I get of Minou, I have probably taken 30-40 of her!! Thank GOODNESS I have a digital camera!! :thumbs up ;) :p :p :p

Here is a picture of Minou's toy. Even though she isn't in the picture using it. . . hahaha

JDG
May 18th, 2005, 04:42 PM
ah ha!!!! . . . I got a good picture of her. . .

Here is the Diva, Minou!!! :love: :love: :love:

She isn't snuggling the darts, but you can't win 'em all! :p :p ;)

iRONKNiGHT
May 18th, 2005, 10:28 PM
Any picture of Minou is a beautiful picture... :)
PS: did i ever tell you? your avatar of Marty & Minou, is the cutesttttt!

JDG
May 18th, 2005, 11:22 PM
awwwww, thanks iRONKNiGHT! It was a lucky shot to catch Marty with his tongue out!

I have become a bit of a crazy cat lady with my camera! My husband and I guesstimate I have taken about 1200 pictures in one month of them. . .

. . I guess I'm a proud momma! (plus they are soooooooooooooooo cute - I'm so glad they like smoochies!!)

I update their gallery pretty regular, and only the 'cream of the crop' photos get uploaded. . . .

. . .Marty and Minou's Photo Gallery (http://www.paulgraham.ca/gallery/Joey)

When do we get to see Trixy's modeling portfolio? :love: ;) Have you set up a page for your kutie kitty??

Joey

Prin
May 18th, 2005, 11:45 PM
JDG I love the "Synchro Bath time" pic.. Good timing. And of course I love all the pics of them side by side and mushed together. :)

iRONKNiGHT
May 18th, 2005, 11:50 PM
:) well JDG since you missed out on Trixy last summer.. wait till you see the Giant kitty this summer :) i'll be taking a bunch of new pictures :), i'll try and post some "Rare but precious mini videos of Trixy when she was only 4 months old"
i think we should all make videos of our fury's.. when you look back at how they have grown it's really amazing! ..

JDG
May 19th, 2005, 07:07 PM
iRONKNiGHT, Trixy is just srumptious! She looks so Regal! and I bet she is treated every bit the princess she is!

Prin! Thanks! I've really been trying hard to get better at my 'pet photography' I'm feeling all proud of myself now! *blush!*

DogueLover
May 20th, 2005, 08:32 AM
This is still one of my favorite pictures

Princesss04
May 20th, 2005, 09:19 AM
Aww Trixy you have got so big and cute and sweet! I love that sweet little face! More pictures please. :D