Monday, February 19, 2007

Meezer Monday

Kimo: I am having an identity crisis! My friend Jeter Harris (a tabby, so he thinks) has brought to my attention that he and I have some similarities which may question either my Meezerness or his Tabbiness! Am I a Meezabby, or is Jeter a Tabeezer?

Mommakitty: Oh, don't get yer panties in a bunch!

Kimo: I do not know what that means momma (panties are fer gurlz), but in the words of my buddy Jeter, and am not "laffin & laffin!"

Mommakitty: Well, we know from your adoption papers that your birth-momma was a real Meezer, but we don't know about your birth-daddy. What makes you think you are not full Meezer?

Kimo: Well, . . . look at these photos of our ears. Jeter and I both have ear tufts!

Kimo's Ears

Jeter's Ears

Mommakitty: But so does Tara . . . and she IS a Meezer.

Tara's Ears

Kimo: Yer right . . . but look at Sabi's ears - he's gots ear tufts too! Am I related to Sabi? We was both born on the same day and in the same town. I AM NOT Related to Sabi! . . . Am I?

Sabi's Ears

Mommakitty: No, . . . I don't think you are related to Sabi, except that he is your brother through adoption. Just like my brother and I. We don't look anything alike, but we're brother and sister through adoption.

Kimo: Hmmm . . . yer right. But look at Latte's ears - he does NOT have ear tufts and he IS a Meezer! Oh, I am SO confused!

Latte's Ears

Mommakitty: Well, I'm pretty sure you are not related to Skeezix - and you are NOT part Frootbat!

Skeezix's Ears

Kimo: I will have to continue my research. I have asked Jeter Harris to submit to me some more information to see if there are any other similarities. Not that it wouldn't be cool to be related to Jeter, but I . . . wanna be a Meezer!

To be continued next Meezer Monday . . .

The value of identity of course,
is that so often with it comes purpose.
Richard R. Grant


Tara said...

Oh dear, now I'm a little worried! Mom says the lady she got me from said both my furmom and furdad were meezers (she saw my furmom), but I don't have any papers.

Maybe there was a tabby in the woodsheed?!?!

Mom says I have pure meezer catitude though. Tara

crazy meezer said...

You have wonderful ear tufts Kimo!
I love ear tufts, they are great... Saved for the extra special among us. I have some myself, but none of my brothers have even a tiny bit..this pic shows them off a little

Stasia (a crazy meezer)

Maobert Nichols said...

Daisy's sister Pixie kinda has ear tufts, and I don't think she's eether Tabby OR Meezer:

Don't let yer breed deefine yoo: be whut yoo wunt to be!

Dragonheart said...

Kimo, I don't think you have to worry. If your mom was a Meezer that makes you at least a half-Meezer, so if you want to be a Meezer, you are!

I have a little bit of hair on my ears, and it makes it look like I have small ear tufts, but I'm a purebred Sphynx, with papers. So I don't think ear tufts are necessarily indicative of breed, except in cases where a breed standard penalizes them.

Dragonheart said...

Oh, I forgot to mention. Yes, "Schlaf gut!" is German for "Sleep well."

jeterharris said...

deer kimo,
dat wuz a verree intrestin prezentashun dat u posted. u reelee had mi eer! (i am laffin an laffin)
owr smart an seriyus frend dragonheart commented wid da followin:

...except in cases where a breed standard penalizes them.

ar one uv us goin to be penalized?

dere iz a blurry pikshur waitin fer u on mi blog. i will try to do better dis week.

yer brudder in eer tuftz--jh

DEBRA said...

Kimo you have furry nice ears! If it turns out that your Daddycat was not a full meezer it just means you have lots of diversity in your background. Just shows that we is all related to one another! So we are all family!!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Don't worry Kimo, I have inspected my own ears at closer range and I do in fact have tiny little ear tufts. AND Kaze (the frootbat) also has ear tufts. So I don't know, maybe we all kind of have ear tufts, some are just bigger than others? Oh, and KoKo does have little ear tufts too and he has meezer papers (I don't).


Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh man, my head hurts. I need some catnip.

Gemini said...

Oh I have ear tuffs but Cheysuli doesn't!

Daisy said...

Yep, Pixie does have little ear tufts too! Kimo, I think the important thing is what is UNDER yer furs. I think on the inside, you are a true blue Meezer.

The Meezers said...

Kimo, you is definately MEEZER!!! Don't question it. Miles has some stripes in his furs, but he is Meezer too. wave your Meezer banner proudly!!!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Kimo, FWIW, you look like a total meezer to us!


Karen Jo said...

I don't think you have to worry, Kimo. There was a cute little cat who lived next door to me who was a mixture of Meezer and Tabby. She had a striped tail. I think ear tufts show up on all kinds of cats, so it doesn't necessarily mean that you are part tabby.

Hot(M)BC said...

I'm not a meezer and I have ear tufts. I think maybe all cats except some kinds of frootbats got ear tufts. Yeah. That's it.
your bud Pepi

Rosie & Cheeto said...

WOW, Kimo....ummmm, were not eggspurts but it sownds like yer doing all the rite stuff and elimunayting the obvious ear relashuns.

Fingurs crossed yoo find owt what yoo are!!

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

We're all related, Kimo, being descended from the wild cats of Africa, so you and JH are related way back. Ear tufts, Meezer or not, the important thing is that you're a handsome guy and Sabi, your Mom & Dad and all of us love you. Don't feel bad...none of us know who our catfathers were either!

The Crew

Junior said...


You are a meezer through and through!

Cheysuli said...

If you look like a meezer, then you are. Isn't that enough?

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Kimo, you look like a meezer to us and if you want to be a meezer, then you are a meezer. Nuff Said.

Forty Paws said...

Wow, it's like that six degrees of separation or something isn't it man?

Luf, Us

Kimo & Sabi said...

Well, what I say is...if is walks like a Meezer, and talks like a Meezer, and smells like a Meezer...then it's a Meezer. Although you is the only Meezer I've ever smelled...and you do not smell like me, and I am NOT a Meezer!
Yer brother,

Eric and Flynn said...

Now yoo haf got us confyoosed. Yoo looks like a meezer to us an that's good enuff furr us.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

It am all furry confusin to us. We reely like dose ear shots tho.

Cosmo said...

Seeing all those kitty ears was funny. Getting them cleaned out is not-I'm talking from experience. ; )

Fossfor said...

well in this house we have 2 meezers, Sirkit has ear tufts and stripes on her back and Ning who has no tufts and no stripes! we have no papers, who needs that!! you can see sirikits tufts here
purrrrrrrs, Sirry & Ning

Victor Tabbycat said...

Ear tufts haf nuthin to do wif bein a meezer! I fink it's yur bild an yur colors an yur blue eye fingies an yur voice.
An what's wrong wif bein a tabby anyway?
I don't fink cats is aposed to haf identify crisies... cats are so sure of who an what we are.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

I am NOT, I repeat NOT related to Victor. But we bof haf ear tufts.

Scootie Patootie said...

I don't want to cause any further identity crisis for you, but I think you look like you could be Burmese. Maybe your daddy was Burmese.

I'm supposed to be full Meezer. I don't have official papers, though, and never needed them for anything that makes me happy.

I have ear tufts just like Jeter's.

Jeter's friend #51,