Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Rockie











We got Rockie when she was about 6 weeks old. We had recently had to put our oldest cat down, and someone in my office decided we needed a new kitty, which we didn't want. She brought Rockie, who was the runt of the litter, as well as her brother, who was at least twice her size, into the office the next day. Rockie was absolutely terrified, which made me fall in love with her immediately. I brought her home, initially against my husband's wishes. That only lasted until he saw her for the first time. Rockie is now 9 1/2 years old, and can still run and jump as well as ever. Her older sister Polar Bear (15 1/2 years old) tolerates her. When Rockie was a kitten she used to swing from a rope on her post, and when she got too big for that she moved up to that light! Rockie was recently featured in The Daily Kitten (December 17th). We love them both so much, they have added much joy and laughter to our lives! -Judy



~Emma's blog: Wordless Wednesday~

13 comments:

jess said...

i totally remember Rockie from TDK. such a cute kitten and now to see her grown up and doing the same acrobats is adorable! she has beautiful stripes and markings.

Anonymous said...

Oh he's so cute! I want to swing from the chandelier too!

Karen S. said...

Rockie is very cute. How did she get her name?

Thanks to everyone for their comments on Princess yesterday.

rosie(duzza) said...

.....Rocky is a sexy-love-bucket!...he even 'swings' from the chandelier....duzza

Rockie & Polar Bear's mom said...

Rockie got her name for a couple of reasons -- the cartoon Rocky the Flying Squirrel (for her speed), the song Rocky Raccoon (because of her coloring), and yes even Rocky the movie (for being such a little fighter even as the runt).

Emma's Kat said...

Hello everyone! I forgot to say good morning! Shame on me, lol. Rockie, you are a cutey! Very athletic too! And I absolutely love those pretty little black paw pads of yours and your tabby stripes. Can't wait to show everyone your sister!

katnippia said...

Rocky is a very beautiful girl. I just love the picture of her hanging from the light. She has very pretty tabby markings.

Hello Fuzz Family!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Jungle Kitty! She would love my house, I have a celing fan in every room, including two in the living room!

She's so pretty!

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

Rockie would like my place too! I have ceiling fans, 2 chandeliers and a dog to annoy!

I will FINALLY be home tomorrow night, if it doesn't snow any more in Portland. I've had a wonderful time, but I'm ready to be home!

Catch you all tomorrow evening or Friday morning!

Anonymous said...

Rocky is soooo cute. I love the picture of her hanging on the rope, feetsies in the air.

Anonymous said...

Rocky sure is good at sports!

Anonymous said...

Someone asked how Rockie got her name.

Originally, her eye markings reminded us of a raccoon, which in turn reminded us of an old Beatles song.

But we quickly decided that her full name should be Rocket J. Squirrel in honor of the cartoon character of the same name, as you can see from these photos.

We spell it Rockie because she's a girl!

- Rockie's Dad

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Why does Rockie remind me of KC? We have considered changing KC's name to Rocky for the flying squirrel because she climbs (just like your Rockie) on anything and everything. She leaps & spreads her legs out like 'wings' and glides down. Does Rockie do that, too? Probably.
Rockie is really a cutie, look at those black back feet bottoms and that precious face.