cats

Tweeting cats

As you may have read before, Dejal products are tweeting — posting updates via Twitter.

I also post a mix of Dejal news and personal events on my Twitter account, @dejal, though I don't tend to be overly chatty. My life isn't all that interesting, I guess. I do recommend that anyone interested in hearing about Dejal updates or me should follow that account, though.

But I was going to write about cats. We have three cats. The oldest is Pixel, a 9-year-old orange tabby, star of the Caboodle icon. He's a crotchety old man, so doesn't have much to say.

The younger two are littermates, Padmé and Pippin, both almost two years old.

Padmé is a royal princess, a petite dilute tortie. She is on Twitter as Princess Padme (@princess_padme), and posts about once a day, always in haiku. For example, one from a few days ago:

Fluttering insect/
On the cat tv today/
Must be food channel

Her brother Pippin is also on Twitter. He's not the brightest bulb; when we first met him at the cat shelter, he was stepping in his water dish, looking at his paw in a confused way (how did it get wet?), then repeating. He's a funny guy, who loves to jump and play. He's on Twitter as Pippin the meeper (@leapybobeepy), though doesn't post all that often.

There are actually a lot of cats on Twitter, including really popular ones like @sockington. So we felt it'd be fun to encourage our youngest two to join in too. Follow them for the occasional dose of humor from the cat perspective.

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I don't like to be too repetitive on my blog, and have had a few releases in a row, and another on Monday... so wanted to post something non-release-related.

But I couldn't think of any topic.

So enjoy this blank space....

 
 
 
 
 
 

Oh... you might enjoy following our cat Padmé on Twitter: @princess_padme. For some reason, she always posts in haiku. Must be a princessly thing.

Piwhacket: 1994 - 2007

Piwhacket, our beloved cat of about 13 years, passed away early this morning, following a week of veterinary treatment, due to kidney and heart troubles.

My wife and I got Pi as a kitten, shortly before we got married. She was named after a cat in the movie "Bell Book & Candle".

Pi was a great kitty, who enjoyed sitting on my lap while I work, despite bad eyesight making it harder for her to jump up. She had a cute "quack" sound she'd make when she wanted attention. When we were sick, she was always there to comfort us. She was our pretty princess. She is greatly missed.

Piwhacket

Piwhacket's opal eyes

Kitten Caboodle

If you look closely at the Caboodle icon, you may notice a kitten in one of the documents overflowing from the bag.

For those interested, this isn't stock art, but is actually one of my cats as a kitten. His name is Pixel, named after the cat who walks through walls in Robert A. Heinlein's novels. Like the cat in the book, he's an orange tabby, and sometimes he seems to walk through walls, too. :)

Here's another picture of him as a kitten, and now:

PixelCloser

 

 

 

 

 

 

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