The other cats

So, I said I would tell you about the other cats that live here. We have the twins, Jackson and Shayna Maidel, and our newest addition, albeit probably 5 years ago, Ladybug II. All 3 of them came from the same place that Judy got me from, Good Mews. Good Mews is a no-kill, no-cage shelter in Marietta where Judy has been volunteering for  about 15 years. Good Mews is a great place, and the people who take care of the cats there are wonderful. I have a link to the Good Mews website at my Georgia cat website, so if you go there you can read all about it. Just go to Not that I’m promoting my website or anything. So Judy goes over there on Tuesdays and mops floors and scoops poop. She also socializes some of the shy cats. Mike and Judy found themselves a couple of cats short just about the time the twins showed up at Good Mews. They are brown tabbies with white paws and white fronts. I will show you pictures when I figure out how to put them up. They have been together since they were in utero, and can’t imagine the other not being there. They love each other a lot…..sometimes a little too much, but I don’t want to talk about that. Shayna is very pretty. She is a small cat with a lovely smile. Jackson is a small male. Sometimes when Mike is sitting in his chair Jackson likes to jump up on his lap and be Mr. Fuzzy Butt in his face as he makes biscuits on Mike’s tummy. Mike holds his tail down and tries to peer around him as he’s watching the television. When Mike and Judy sleep, Jackson sleeps on Judy and Shayna sleeps on Mike. Shayna tends to get restless sometime between 2 and 4 AM so Mike induces her to leave the bedroom and shuts the door so he can get the  remainder of his beauty rest. Ladybug will only get up on the bed and crawl up on Mike or Judy if the twins are out of the room and she is there by herself. Ladybug is a tricolored tabby cat. She’s dark with some orange-red highlights. She has very round eyes. She is built more solidly than the twins, but I wouldn’t say that she is zaftig, just stocky. She is very private in her habits. In the 5 or so years she has been here no one has seen her drink water or use the litter box more than a couple of times. It’s like I said before, there is not much to tell about the other cats that live here. If I think of anything else I might tell you later. And of course, if we have adventures together I will tell you all about them as they occur.

One thing I can tell you about the other cats that live here, is that they have all been tutored. I myself was also tutored when I was at Good Mews. I was about 8 months old when I was brought to the shelter, and by that time I had been starting to feel very frisky, if you know what I mean. My urine had developed a rather powerful aroma which I used to make my presence known. It said “Black Magic has been here.” I was drawn to females and started to make kittens. But at Good Mews one day, the vet tech picked me up and carried me into a special room and told me that I was going to be tutored. I don’t remember too much about the tutoring, because I fell asleep. When I woke up I was kind of hung over and sore down there in my privates. I have never felt quite the same since about making kittens, and my aroma is not quite as pungent either. If anybody ever suggests that you be tutored, I would advise against it.

Author: Black Magic

Black Magic is a handsome, charming, and self-absorbed cat who lives with Mike and Judy Gordon in Marietta, Georgia. He is about 7 years old, and he will remind you at every opportunity that his grandfather was Black Jack, that famous cat who wrote his own autobiography. Black Magic has a great many opinions, and despite his natural feline arrogance, he seems to be genuinely spiritual. But the reader can decide for him/herself.

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