Tuesday, March 25, 2008


it had been a long time since we had a boy cat in our house. our family has missed having boys around the house. boy kitties act differently than girls. all of my boys crossed to the bridge during the course of 2 years or so. the first was cheebie, our alpha male, he died of liver disease after living a long life. then mako, our big 17 lb loverboy, died of squamous cell carcinoma. he was still in his prime. never stood a chance against such an evil. then rex, our sweet gentle woofie passed away from old age. his body was tired from years of having seizures that took his sight and hearing from him. my husband had said we have too many pets and that we needed to have only two pets in our house. he said this when we had 4 cats and 1 dog. after losing all of our boys, we had only our two girl kittys yuki and kimiko. but after so long with no boys, i told him i was ready for another special boy cat. Christmas was coming and i told him that is what i wanted as my present from him. how could he say no, right?!?! ginger kitties always seem so laid back. i just knew that one would be a good personality match for our family - especially my husband. hubby couldn't understand why i didn't get one from the local shelter. so i took him (after i had already been there once) and showed him what was there. nothing "clicked".
i found JJ on the petfinder website (http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=9171686). he is an american bobtail (probably mixed with something - not sure what). with the cutest little nub of a tail. he was in a shelter near atlanta, georgia which is 4 hours from our home. so i showed JJ to him and he just sighed and said okay and asked when and how are you going to get him. he couldn't say anything about the distance since he had traveled to mid-tennessee to buy a car. i applied to adopt JJ and was approved! my mom rode with me to pick him up. i wanted to keep the tradition of japanese names so JJ became kintaro on the way home from georgia.

kintaro is sooooooooo nosy! he has to know everything everyone is doing. his little nub of a tail is expressive beyond belief. when he plays it moves faster than a puppys tail. his favorite toy is anything with FEVVERS!!!!!! my two girls still don't get along with him as he is a pesky little brother. i guess 11 + years difference is good reason not to want to change their habits of QUIET naps and not having to share anything. hubby says he is "special" just like all of our other kitties. he says i have a way of bringing home cats with either physical or mental problems. he thinks kintaro is a bit krazy. lol kintaro has brought so much joy and laughter to our home with all of his krazy antics. -Shirley a.k.a. momsbusy


Emma's Kat said...

U like baseball Kintaro? Is that your mitt? What's your fave team? You, as I've said before, are so adorable! Tell mom to make sure she gives you some scritches from your auntie Kat, k?!

Eric and Flynn said...

Kintaro is a gorgeous little gingerman.

LOA said...

WEll it is about time u show up on her i was yelling at yo Aunt Kat lol for not posting u day you dedy sey u krazy u tell him u take after me lol and u go and drive him nuts ad give your mom a head but for me and tee her ti take a pix of your BOSSI and send to me

LOA said...

KAT i neet healp w/ my blog how do i put all the cat sides on the right side ??????????? HEALP

jane said...

What a lovely cat Kintaro is :)

Parker said...

Kintaro is a little dreamboat. My Mommy has a very soft spot for ginger boys too!

Anonymous said...

our Lady wants to cuddle him - what a cutie!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It is so nice to meet you Kintaro!

momsbusy said...

awwwww! my baby boy has finally made it on KcotD! (sorry it took so long to get the pics Kat). he is sooo spoiled rotten and he knows it too! i am trying to get a video of him posted on kazoku neko so everyone can see his lightning fast tail in action.

Jess said...

awww Kintaro is such a handsome boy. i love his smile and his pink nose :) what a cutie!

miz allie cat said...

what a handsome boy.... meow...Miz Allie likes boys too...we have none here, but sometimes that big furry guy comes and visits us while mommy is sleeping and he comes in the doggy door and we play with my toys in the livingroom all night...then when mommy wakes its just me laying on that ole couch and mommy knows nothing... meow...

ML said...

Wow, what a handsome man cat.
Kintaro, you are a doll, but I suspect you know that already.
Love his coloring.

meemsnyc said...

What a handsome ginger!

Animals with Opinions said...

oh wow, we just got a boy cat that looks just like him only bigger!! they sure are pretty. so he likes feathers. i like feathers too. they are great fun!


Ana said...

I know this problem of having cats with physical or mental problems :-) I guess my little Pumuckl would love Kintaro. He is really adorable.

Rosie(who else?) said...

.....you should hang out with Sophie...Kismet's sis.....

caspersmom said...

Kintaro so glad to see you on Kat's cat of the Day. Congratulations!! You are going to be a very handsome (Mom was going to put cute, but I set her straight) Mancat some day. Here in our household the wild one is a girl. Us "older" ones like the napping bit. Although at times I give Cleo her run for the money.


Pet's are 4 Life said...

We have the same cat toys Kintaro!
We love them too. You are a very handsome ginger boy, btw!!!

Prince Brutus said...

Kintaro, you are worthy of your Most Honorable Japanese Name.

You sound so silly, like me! Hey, we Mancats have to entertain all those Single Ladies out there!

Hello Miss Kat, hope you're not holding a cup of coffee when you see this. It's been beyond long since We last visited Kat's Kat >:(

We have a cunning plan...to visit very often! Kats Cat of the Day was spawned from The Daily Kitten, and I believe singlepawdedly (hey ! spell check hasn't caught that! Must be scratching it's microchip!)
went on to Birth the Cat Blogosphere we have today...
No, No Modesty Accepted!

So scritches to Kintaro and the fine feline Single Ladies in da house!

Rose and the Cured-of-Social Anxiety Royals

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Kate said...

Handsome looking cat indeed. I also like one boy rabbit in our rabbit hutch because I want to be a grandparent already. I think it is high time for my lovely bunny to give me bunnies that can give so much fun around the house.

lemuret said...

What a beautiful kitty and a great, apt name! Boy cats really do have a certain sweetness (and often an appealing cluelessness!). Hope you all enjoy each other for many years.

World of Animals, Inc. said...

KIntaro, you are such a handsome ginger kitty. We are very happy you are with a loving family in your furever home. Would love to see him waving that short tail of his. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
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