Okay, so yesterday remember how we did that All Abouts Us quiz? Well, the kittehs kinda gots their feelings hurt and threatened to take hostages asked nicely if they could do one abouts them, too. Well, that made me all kinds of skeered happy, so I said yes and it was completely NOT under duress.
Anywho…here they are! Hope you have fun getting to know them better! (Psst…if you don’t hear anything from me by tomorrows, call 911, ‘kay?)
Cap’n Ripley: Yarr! I was born under a lucky star in the year of 19 hundred and 98, which would make me nigh on 12 year.
Abby: Oh, really. They must be joking! A lady never reveals her age. Besides, my past is somewhat of a mystery and I can’t be sure.
Cap’n Ripley: I can tell ye that she’s gettin’ a bit long in the tooth.
Abby: Well, one thing is for certain – I AM younger than you!
Cap’n Ripley: I be of a rare breed known as the Cat-o-Carribbean. Ye see, legend has it that long ago we had nine tails but one by one they were bitten off by sharks after the Good Ship “Catawumpus,” sank amidst a most terrible and fearsome storm! And now we are regrettably left with but one.
Abby: And in non-lunatic terms, I believe Ripley and I go by the generic term, domestic shorthair.
Cap’n Ripley: Tis a difficulty to narrow down the many nicknames that strike fear in hearts all over the world. But a few of me favorites are – Dread Pirate Ripley Cat, Ripley the Orange, Orange Beard, and Bad-Rum Ripley.
Abby: Darling Brother, I don’t think they meant names that you call yourself while in a delusional state. If this refers to the nicknames that Mother and Father call him, they would be Ripples, Ripley-Man, Rip-E and Mr. Fussypants. As for me, a few of mine are Abster, Abbidy, AbbyCat and “The Good Cat.”
4.) Where’d ya come from?
Cap’n Ripley: I come from that infamous island of Tortuga, I do!
Abby: No, darling brother, you do not. You come from Dallas.
Cap’n Ripley: Aye, Dallas! An infamous island of rogues, scallywags, and robber barons.
Abby: Well, yes, I’ll give you that. This question is a little more difficult for me because my past is so mysterious. I do however believe that I am a Colorado native. I was adopted into this lovely family after spending time with Dreampower Animal Rescue.
Cap’n Ripley: Arrrr! A pirate ship is no place fer TOYS! But, ahem, if I WERE to play with a toy, it would be a freshly dead mouse tied to a rope.
Abby: He’s not far off there. We both enjoy feathers or small toys dragged around for us. And of course, I believe you are already aware that I am particularly fond of anything that contains that lovely catnip herb. Although I can get a little – oh, what’s the word I’m looking for? – possessive when it comes to catnip. But I want to assure you that I do not have a problem. I can stop any time.
Cap’n Ripley: I do love to sink me teeth into a hearty shark steak! Yo ho!
Abby: Yes, well, most not-insane people call that canned tuna. Personally, I won’t touch the stuff. My favorite snack is a crunchy Greenies cat treat. I tend to steer clear of anything that does not resemble cat kibble. You see, without going into too much detail, I spent some time on the streets and, well, let us just say that some of things one finds on the street does not count as fine dining.
3.) Human person:
Cap’n Ripley: Avast! Me human slaves both serve me well and I divide my attention between them as equally as I can so as not to cause any disharmony amongst the ranks.
Abby: Well, although I think they are both quite wonderful, I am most fond of sharing some one-on-one time with my dear Mother.
1.) Worst habit:
Cap’n Ripley: I be confessin’ here that me worst habit of late is to find meself, while steerin’ the ship, thinkin’ about one fair Southern belle what goes by the name of Madi. Oh, she is the loveliest sight this old sailor has ever beheld. This be causin’ me a conundrum for as a pirate, I am avowed to have only one mistress and that be the sea. And yet, the heart wants what it wants, no?
Abby: He also has a tendency to yell most unbecoming things at the canine members of our household.
Cap’n Ripley: Aye! But that is no bad habit. Tis what a cap’n must do to keep his crew in line!
Abby: Yes. Of course. My parents would say that I have a bad habit of waking them up early in the morning by walking atop their heads. I simply consider this a friendly reminder that it is breakfast time.
2.) Most embarrassing moment:
Cap’n Ripley: A pirate, I can assure you, does not have embarrassing moments.
Abby: What about when you attempt to haul your ample “booty” atop the counter and it drags you back down?
Cap’n Ripley: Yarrr! Tis only me way of testin’ gravity, tis all. (Dear Miss Madi, I pray you not to listen to the ramblings of me sister.)
Abby: Sigh. My most embarrassing moment came not long after I was adopted. I tried with all my might NOT to let anyone know but, well, my mother walked in on me and saw that I was lying on the floor of the bathroom, unable to walk. She immediately flew into a panic, despite my attempts to calm her. She yelled for my father that they must take me to the emergency room right away as it was apparent that I had had a stroke. She reached to pick me up and – luckily for all of us – discovered my secret. I had, in an attempt to scratch a most inconvenient itch, managed to hook my front leg in my collar and was unable to extricate myself. I still blush when I think about it, although it has now become a seemingly hilarious family story.
3.) Family dynamic (this is a question for those of you with more than one animal in the house. i.e. who is alpha? who is the cuddler? who is the naughty one? etc. I just want to know how you fit into the family!)
Cap’n Ripley: As Cap’n of this ship, I cannot be caught showin’ me emotions to me crew members.
Abby: Oh, you are such a blowhard. You love a good cuddle as much as the next cat.
Cap’n Ripley: Blasphemy! Prove yerself or risk walking the plank.
Abby: Blah, blah, blah… Is this proof enough for you?
Cap’n Ripley: Next question?
4.) Your humans’ FAVORITE thing about you!:
Cap’n Ripley: Me ma and pa do love that I am not afraid to speak me mind and let them know all the many things that needs changin’ or improvin’ about the ship.
Abby: Mother and Father often tell me how much they appreciate my calm, easy-going demeanor and my willingness to put up with certain – how shall I put this? – eccentric personalities within the house.
Cap’n Ripley: Aye! Tis true. That rogue Ranger be destined fer the asylum fer sure!