My "Personal Assistant" and the other members of our cat colony...

Last night, our local PBS station aired a show about dogs and cats and why we humans love them. The show featured a humane society facility that has a screening process they perform on both the animal up for adoption as well as the potential adoptive families. For cats, the evaluation helped to classify their personalities into three color categories with three personality types in each color category (a system I was pleased to find is in action at our local rescue shelter, ARF). Being the stewards over our own indoor cat colony of eight, it was highly informative and very amusing for Hubby and I to place each of our own kitties into the category they belonged.

Interestingly enough, two days earlier on Friday I had taken a break from work in my home office to take photos of each of the furry friends I had "assisting" me in my studio at that time. I thought it would be a great snapshot of a typical day running a company from my home office/studio. Now that I've been enlightened about cat personality profiles, I thought it would be fun to match up those photographs with their corresponding personality.

Dee Dee is a "Personal Assistant"...

"Personal Assistant: You’re working on the computer? Let me press the keys. Reading the paper? I’ll hold the pages down for you. Watching TV? I’ll just plop in your lap so you can pet me. I love an orderly household, don’t you? I’ll help you with all your chores, and I’ll help you relax when we’re done. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without me."

Dexter is the "Leader of the Band"...

"Leader of the Band: I’m a cat who does everything in a big way. I not only like to be in the middle of things - I like to lead the parade. I’m an adventurous cat, but I’ll still make plenty of time to show you my affectionate side. I’m the demonstrative type, you might say. Want a cat who’s brimming with confidence? That’s me."

Tom Tom is an "MVP"...

"MVP: I’m a savvy cat who knows the score. I’m pretty unflappable, too. I don’t mind entertaining myself, but a human companion at the other end of the couch and a nice scratch behind the ears always make my day. If you’re looking for a resourceful addition to your team, think about signing this Most Valuable Pussycat."

Thomasina is a "Love Bug"...

"Love Bug: Do you seek affection? I do! If you also like petting, purrs, and paws kneading your lap, I think we might have A LOT in common. I’m looking for 'someone who enjoys quiet times and togetherness.' "

Lucy is a "Party Animal"...

"Party Animal: I’m a cat on a mission: PARTY! I love to play and explore and test my limits. I’d love to play with you, but I can make a toy out of anything: pencils, post-it notes, potatoes. If you’re looking for some laughs and someone to liven up the party, think about inviting me."

That's it for the kitties that were "assisting" me in the office/studio last Friday (they're almost always the ones in there too). Now for the others that were elsewhere at that time...

Gus Gus is a "Private Investigator"...

"Private Investigator: I’m working undercover to keep an eye on you and your household. You may not even know you’re under surveillance. I can vanish into thin air if anyone or anything interferes with my investigation. If you need a cat who knows how to stay out of trouble and will always keep your secrets, I just might take your case. "

Suzette is "The Executive"...

"The Executive: I have to say, I’m a busy cat. First, I’ve got to check out what’s happening out the window. Next, I’ll see if any closets or cupboards need looking into. And then there are my naps –can’t be late for those. I can fit a little socializing into my schedule. Shall we plan on breakfast and dinner? I hope you like kibbles."

Lydia is a "Secret Admirer"....

"Secret Admirer: When it comes to relationships, I’m very level-headed. I don’t leap in paws first, if you know what I mean. But give me a little time, and then I’ll shower you with purrs, head-butts, and plenty of lap time. In the meantime, you may not see a lot of me – but I’ll be thinking a lot of you."
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  1. Oh rats! We meant to watch that show but we missed it. Those are some gorgeous photos. I am a Love Bug and Harley is Leader of the Band!

  2. I had no idea cats could be so diverse but you would think I should know better, being such a fan of ALW's Cats, and all.

  3. Oh my..that's quite a family!! I have 2 kitties....Toby is very fun loving and will snuggle with anybody..although he's really only looking for a sunny quiet room in which to sleep.

    ...and Shadow is the Queen who makes sure nobody gets in that doesn't belong here and she also lets me know when it's time to eat, her favorite pastime.

    Love your photos!

  4. So very cute. You've got their personalities perfectly pegged.

  5. So very cute. You've got their personalities perfectly pegged.

  6. Oooh, This is so cute! I love the personification of each of your little kitties! Never a dull moment at your house. Love this post.
    Love you,

  7. I've got three of those, but it doesn't mention the quietly pyschotic type who stares at you with evil intent - 'cos we've definitely got one...

  8. How sweet! I love your descriptions. We have two cats and they are extreme opposites even though they are sisters.

  9. Now, that was just too clever! Each one of those cats are adorable. It's impossible to have too many.

    Cindy, thanks so much for your kind words of cheers for Royal. Very appreciated!

  10. This post is a lot of fun, Cindy!

    Gus is beautiful, and I was waiting with baited breath for Lucy to appear!

    Needless to say, you have a fine collection of felines to assist you and brighten your day!

    Thanks for the chuckles...

  11. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.... thanks for sharing photo glimpses of the rest of your furry family! Loved it! Loved the creative descriptions too!

    When you say you have eight, I think of that old movie, 'Eight is Enough'..... but is it????????

  12. Apart from the Sidekick you seem to have every cat purrrrrrrrrrsonality under your roof. Love the pics of all the wonderful kittycats of Rosehaven cottage.

    BTW you do know that you have a craving for the Sidekick kitty, don't you? ;-)

  13. LOL what fun!

    I hadn't heard of those catagories. No pun intended.

    Lovely cupids and roses too. :-)


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