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Coog
02-19-2012, 17:59
It seems a few us here have cats aboard our "ships." Cats were an important part of the ship's crew through history. Here is a pretty good link on the subject:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship's_cat

David Manley
02-19-2012, 23:38
Here's my favourite ships cat from history, Simon of the Amethyst

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http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/simon.html

Berthier
02-20-2012, 01:59
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Mocha, serves as ship's cat, ship's lights and ship's demonic possessor.

David Manley
02-20-2012, 15:30
Aw, sweetie :)

Coog
02-20-2012, 20:34
Here is my ship's crew - Spud, Tuffy, Tresbeau

Bligh
02-23-2012, 14:41
When you said the cat I thought you were talking about this one.



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Blackrose
02-26-2012, 17:35
When you said the cat I thought you were talking about this one.



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Bligh.

And we're surprised why??
Karl

Bligh
02-27-2012, 02:11
And we're surprised why??
Karl

Because you should have expected these.
Rob.

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Coog
02-27-2012, 19:37
Because you should have expected these.
Rob.

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These two are much preferable to your other one! A couple of beauties.

David Manley
02-27-2012, 22:21
Here is our latest. she goes under imaginative name of "Tiddles" (although I wanted to rename her Adele because she has agreat voice, looks smashing in black and is, to quote that fashion hag bloke, "a bit fat" :) )

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=1040&d=1330402744

As well as our own cats we foster homeless cats for the local moggie protection charity. We've had eleven in the last few months, all of whom have found new homes.

Bligh
02-28-2012, 03:21
Thanks Bobby.
The Black one is mine. He turned up on the doorstep about three years ago as a stray. His name is Salem after the cat in "Sabrina the teenage witch".
My son named him and it also ties in with our re-enactment period well.
Sooty, (Look at his nose) is one of my son's rescue cats, who is staying with us whilst Stuart, my other son is away working and living in a flat. His other cat Fluffy, who is Sootys brother, is camera shy but I will post one of him later.
Bligh.

Bligh
02-28-2012, 03:24
Here is our latest. she goes under imaginative name of "Tiddles" (although I wanted to rename her Adele because she has agreat voice, looks smashing in black and is, to quote that fashion hag bloke, "a bit fat" :) )

I think she is a beautiful cat.
Bligh.

Coog
02-28-2012, 17:37
Here is our latest. she goes under imaginative name of "Tiddles" (although I wanted to rename her Adele because she has agreat voice, looks smashing in black and is, to quote that fashion hag bloke, "a bit fat")

She looks lovely in her "Tuxedo." (We call cats with the black and white color pattern Tuxedo Cats, not sure if you do across the pond)

David Manley
02-28-2012, 23:04
she's taken to sleeping in my study, on the wargames table in amongst the piles of stuff that's dumped there just now, or on the seat at my painting station. She was surrounded by my kid's Warhammer 40k models this morning (but looked like she would have given them a run for their money :) )

Bligh
02-29-2012, 03:16
she's taken to sleeping in my study, on the wargames table in amongst the piles of stuff that's dumped there just now, or on the seat at my painting station. She was surrounded by my kid's Warhammer 40k models this morning (but looked like she would have given them a run for their money :) )

Here is Sooty helping me on the computer and at long last one of Fluffy.

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Berthier
02-29-2012, 03:43
Rob
Nice cats there, they look related? And I spy a book on WW1 aircraft as well..cross posting between forums! Better than cross dressing between them...;)

Bligh
02-29-2012, 04:06
Rob
Nice cats there, they look related? And I spy a book on WW1 aircraft as well..cross posting between forums! Better than cross dressing between them...;)
They are brothers from cat rescue. No one else wanted two so my son had them both.
Rob.

Coog
02-29-2012, 16:27
My three in the picture were all "adopted." The black one was kept from an abandoned litter (The others were also found homes). The Blue Point Himilayan was aquired as a kitten by a family member who decided later they did not want him. After "baby sitting" him a few times, I took him in. The Blue Point Siamese was from an animal rescue organization with a health problem. He is quite healthy now.

David Manley
03-01-2012, 00:12
They are all lovely :) I'm sure you all will appreciate this, if you've not seen it before......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4

Bligh
03-01-2012, 02:31
That was very amusing Dave. I have sent it on to all my catty friends.

This may be new to some of you. If you like it try Simon's cat on You Tube.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w0ffwDYo00Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Rob.

David Manley
03-01-2012, 13:16
Simon's Cat is awesome!

But, bad news. I got home tonight to find that Tiddles has got out and is nowhere to be seen :( We have left the cat flaps open for her and scoured the neighbourhood but no sign so far :( :(

David Manley
03-01-2012, 13:16
Simon's Cat is awesome!

But, bad news. I got home tonight to find that Tiddles has got out and is nowhere to be seen :( We have left the cat flaps open for her and scoured the neighbourhood but no sign so far :( :(

Bligh
03-01-2012, 13:59
Sorry to hear about Tiddles, but they do have a habit of turning up again.
Salem usually comes in at around 10pm. but he will sometimes do an all nighter about twice a year.
Rob.

Coog
03-01-2012, 16:25
Good videos. They are a reflection of everyday life around my house.

Coog
03-01-2012, 16:31
Simon's Cat is awesome!

But, bad news. I got home tonight to find that Tiddles has got out and is nowhere to be seen :( We have left the cat flaps open for her and scoured the neighbourhood but no sign so far :( :(
If she's like my cats, she is in a spot where she can't be seen but can watch you looking for her.

Bligh
03-02-2012, 07:40
Any news on Tiddles yet Dave?
Rob.

David Manley
03-02-2012, 11:30
Alas not yet :(

Bligh
03-02-2012, 13:03
Sorry to hear that Dave. Do keep us informed.
Rob.

David Manley
03-03-2012, 04:35
She's back - Laura found her hiding under the car on the drive and managed to grab her. She is now back inside, and has celebrated her return by jumping into a box of ship models I'm working on for a friend and smashing them up :)

Bligh
03-03-2012, 05:35
Good to hear Dave, but not so good on the ships front. I think the Engineers cuddle punishment is in order here after the inquisition of what happened.
Dave " Did you smash my models Tiddles?"
Tiddles. "Me,how?"
Rob.

Berthier
03-03-2012, 06:05
Oh that was so bad...;)

Good news on the cat front though!

Coog
03-03-2012, 06:30
A round of milk for everyone at the bar!

Blackrose
03-03-2012, 15:53
A round of milk for everyone at the bar!

With a chaser of catnip!

Karl

csadn
03-03-2012, 18:21
A round of milk for everyone at the bar!

<- lactose-intolerant

David Manley
03-04-2012, 00:32
Goats milk? My little boy is lactose intolerant but gets on fine with this (might even get our own goats one day :D )

Blackrose
03-04-2012, 04:23
Or soy milk; that's big in the States, even with non-lactose intolerant people.
I thinks that's what's in "Cat's Sip" and "milk" that cats can drink, and frozen doggie treats.
Karl

Capt P
03-04-2012, 13:45
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Well guys saw the post so here is a picture of the crew on the mess deck.

csadn
03-04-2012, 15:04
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Well guys saw the post so here is a picture of the crew on the mess deck.

"Basement Cat: We Are Legion". :)

Capt P
03-04-2012, 15:20
Well a few were on watch on deck so there are a few more.

Coog
03-04-2012, 16:19
Well guys saw the post so here is a picture of the crew on the mess deck.

How do you tell the black ones apart from one another?

Berthier
03-05-2012, 01:12
Bob I counted one ring in there, is that a brown amongst the "sea" of black cats or just a lighting effect?

Capt P
03-05-2012, 14:55
Yes you are correct there is one other than black. However he is gone since that picture was taken. I can tell them in different ways. They are from two different litters for them same mom. Dad was black also. One litter was two. One was born with three legs. The second litter there were 6 and each has a distinctive trait like fur or voice. One in this goup has three legs due to breaking it so it could not be fixed so rather then put him to sleep had it amputated. You would never know the way he runs around (his name is Redman). They are good cats.

Coog
03-05-2012, 15:04
I didn't know that entire litters of black kittens could be produced. I've always seen them in mixed litters. Mine was in a litter with a white and black and three grey tabbies.

Berthier
03-06-2012, 03:24
Does this mean we are becomin the pu**y forum?

Sorry couldn't resist!

Bligh
03-06-2012, 06:57
Does this mean we are becomin the pu**y forum?

Sorry couldn't resist!

Well you should have Daniel. You really should have.:D
Bligh.

David Manley
03-06-2012, 13:21
Must. Resist. Posting. Inappropriate. Message!!! :D

Coog
03-06-2012, 16:16
Does this mean we are becomin the pu**y forum?

Sorry couldn't resist!

It took me a minute to fill in the blanks. Here is a site more appropriate for that kind of stuff:

http://www.chazhound.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23

Capt P
03-06-2012, 16:17
Well mates the thread title is SHIPS CATS. Don't see many other postings.

csadn
03-06-2012, 18:35
Does this mean we are becomin the pu**y forum?

Sorry couldn't resist!

You crossed the [fe]line there, mate. :)

Bligh
03-07-2012, 02:30
You crossed the [fe]line there, mate. :)

I must have got it wrong when I filled in the blanks.
Puppies never entered my mind.:)
Bligh.

David Manley
03-07-2012, 03:52
Why does this thread remind me of the Beaufighter I wonder? :D