Quinn is a blue Somali neuter who came to us
from Canada in the fall of 1995. I got him because I loved Gigi
so much that I ordered a blue one from their breeder.
I wasnt picky about whether it was male or female, just so
it was a blue show cat! A month later Quinn was born, and when he
was about five months old, my mother and I drove to Montreal to
collect him (and show Gigi).
I dont know what it is with me and dopey blue males! Is dopey
behavior typical of blue male Abys and Somalis? My first dopey blue
male was Bo the Blue Aby Homeless Dude, who got that rather long
nickname because he had a penchant for sleeping on the heat vent
in my floor, like a homeless man sleeping on a steam vent on the
street. Now there is Quinn, who is just as dopey. He doesnt
sleep on the heat vent but just about anywhere else is fair game.
He likes to sleep and in his spare time he takes cat naps. Its
a good thing he is not a big eater (which is unusual for a Somali),
because otherwise hed be huge. When he isnt sleeping
or napping, he is trying to run outside. Sometimes he makes it,
but, dope that he is, he flops down as soon as he hits the front
porch, so I can grab him and bring him back in. He also likes to
sit in the side or front windows and chatter at birds, bugs, blowing
leaves, whatever strikes his fancy. He has even been known to chatter
at nothing at all.
Quinn, and my friend Karen Smiths cat, Shadow,
make up the Thud Brothers. We call them that because of their generally
dopey attitude, clumsy stunts and "blue moments"!. The photo at
the very bottom of Shadows page shows him in a classic Thud
pose- snoozing away, enjoying himself, completely oblivious to his
surroundings. It doesnt get much more "Thud" than that, except
maybe for the below picture. Quinns such a big dope it took
a panoramic camera to get this shot!
(Actually, I had the camera set wrong, and did not mean for that
to be a panoramic!)
Quinn and Shadow are not the brightest two bulbs on the Christmas
tree but what they lack in brains they make up for in sweetness.
They are both big mushy lovebugs.