by Janet Blue on December 21, 2013


Skooter was our first cat. We got him in the late eighties when he was five months old. I thought it would be fun to feature him today in some early holiday photos. He went to play at the bridge when he was 14 1/2 years old.

When Skooter came to live with us, we had two small dogs. Once they joined Skooter at the RB, we never got another dog. Our house has seen a steady stream of kitties, some finding us and vice versa. The current group are numbers 10 through 17.

An itty-bitty kitten even showed up at the front door one Christmas Eve. I knew we couldn’t keep her, but I let her in and called her Noel. She was promptly adopted by a visiting friend.

Skooter has the illustrious honor of being the only kitty ever to pull the Christmas Tree over when he got his head caught in a string of lights.

I hope you enjoy a look back at our original cat, Skooter.

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Coccolino the mini pig December 24, 2013 at 9:31 am

What a cutie. Have a great holiday!
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Sushi December 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

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Spitty the Kitty December 24, 2013 at 12:13 am

The Human is going away for a few days so I wanted to stop by and wish ALL of you, Kitties and Humans alike, a very Merry Christmas! We hope you has a SPLENDID day!
P.S. That is my REAL tongue. I think I musta had it stuck out extra-far!
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Bailey Boat Cat December 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Hey sisfurs and brofur! I’m so sorry I haven’t been commenting recently… My oh my has it been hectic here. But I get your email everyday and you know that even if I’m rubbish and don’t comment I’m with you all in spirit! Scooter looks pawsome. I hope you’re all very excited for Christmas. Bisous from your naughty brofur =^.^=
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da tabbies o trout towne December 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

guys. we bee ona pos dee vize two day N with de lightnin fast speed oh de internetz two day, we wanted ta say merry christmas bee fore easter getz heere!!!!!!!

Cathy M December 23, 2013 at 3:54 am

God bless you for keeping the little darlings safe, fed and loved and thanks to Skooter for inspiring you to do all these. Have a purrfect merry Christmas! <3

Raven December 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Skooter was a handsome boy. We think it’s nice to honor the first kitty of the family. Without him, your house may never have known so many wonderful future kitties.

Timmy Tomcat December 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm

We loved that look back. Scooter was one handsome kitty.
Our Rumpy Bump Stumpnots tried to pull our tree down but Dad Duck-Taped the stand to the table and put guide wires on it.
Rumpy looked a bit disappointed.
Purrs and Hi Mau! Did you see my song at Scouts?
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Catherine December 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Merry Christmas to you and all the kitties!
xo Catherine & Banjo
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The Island Cats December 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Thanks for sharing Skooter with us. He was very handsome. The first…and original Island Cat…was named Scooter…but with a C. He was a character, too. 🙂
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Spitty the Kitty December 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

The Human says: It is very kind of you to see if your friend could help Sadie. I wish I could give her a home, but I am afraid Spitty would lose the ground it has taken 9 years to gain. He is the most difficult kitty I have ever had and is afraid of nearly everything, Gaining his trust (sort of) has taken FOREVER. Also I live in a one-bedroom apartment, so there’s not much room for kitties to have their own space. I hope someone will be able to help her–she seems like a sweet little girl. Thank you, XOXOXO
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Flynn December 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Skooter was a handsome boy. I used to climb up the Christmas tree when I was younger and it often used to fall over. Mum got a fake one after and used to wedge it in a corner so it wouldn’t fall over.
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Whisppy December 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Scooter is very handsome! We think he’s super cool for pulling down the Christmas tree all on his own!
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Angel Abby December 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

Angel Skooter was a very beautiful kitty and we know he is still celebrating Christmas with you in Spirit. What a lovely memories and fun now that it’s over…but to pull down the tree! MOL!!!!
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Noodle December 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thank you for sharing your fond memories of Scooter with us…
They are always with us in our hearts.

Noodle hugs

Sammy December 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

Skooter was a most handsome fellow…..pulled over the Christmas tree huh? WOW…..these things happen when we’re playing with strings of lights I suppose. No doubt that was a “one time” thing!!! I love thinking about a little tiny kitten showing up on your doorstep on Christmas Eve and you granting her sanctuary and giving her the name “Noel”….what a great Christmas gift she made for you (temporarily) and her “adopter” (forever). Christmas time is a good time for reflecting on the past – Mom says she has lots of warm memories of her other kitties at Christmas – apparently one thing we ALL have in common is a love of lying under the Christmas tree.

Holiday Hugs, Sammy
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LP December 22, 2013 at 9:06 am

Angel Scooter! We bet you kept your pawrents on their toes! Did they anchor the tree after that?! 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Brian December 22, 2013 at 7:48 am

What a handsome dude! Thanks for sharing that tree toppling memory!!!
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Molly The Wally December 22, 2013 at 5:14 am

Skooter sounded like a fun kitty and what an honour to be the only one to pull the tree down….that was some pawsome mischief. Have a serene Sunday and get in some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly
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Sparkle December 22, 2013 at 12:18 am

Skooter sounds like an awesome kitty! Sadly, none of us have ever pulled down a tree. It is one area in which we are sorely lacking.
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Ann Paws December 22, 2013 at 12:16 am

Scooter is quite handsome! Thank you for sharing him with us 🙂
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Katnip Lounge December 22, 2013 at 12:12 am

Skooter looks like he was quite a kitty! We don’t have a tree here, for THIRTEEN obvious reasons.
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Spitty the Kitty December 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm

He looks like he had a pretty darn good time with you! The Human says that when she was in college she took her mama cat and two 8-week-old kittens home to her parents for Christmas. They knocked over the Christmas tree. Her mom, never a big cat-lover, was less than pleased, MOL!
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d'Artagnan Rumblepurr December 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Such a handsome fella, I bet there are wonderful trees at the bridge, and all the kitties get to play with them.
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Nellie December 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Scooter is a man cat after my own heart!
Rock on, on pulling over the tree!
Me LOVES my hairy slobbery sisters!!! Does your pawrents miss having woofies?
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Sometimes, Cats Herd You December 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

He’s beautiful! He really got his head caught in a string of lights? OMC!
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McGuffy Ann Morris December 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I love flashbacks like this. I have some planned, as well. They each own a piece of our hearts, don’t they? (P.S. I will post my award tomorrow. Thank you again. ) ~xo~
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Beverly December 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Awww…another pretty kitty!
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