Phoebe has been called: "fee fee", "pheebs", "pheebles", "asshole" (because she's a bully)
Sadie has been called: "Sade", "Sadiebug", "Sadiekins", "Turdsmuggler" (because she's got long fur and semi-poor hygiene)
Mailyn has been called: "Mai-Mai", "Dink Eye", "Toothless", "Curly Paw", "Mama Kitty", "Poop Rocket" (the reason for me writing this blog entry!)
Mailyn and Phoebe were both shelter cats and were born in the wild. Seriously, they were feral cats living out of dumpsters and such. Phoebe was rescued at 4 months old, but Mailyn was about 4 years old when she was caught. The shelter is totally guessing on this, but there had been sightings of Mailyn for years before they caught her. She was captured behind a dumpster behind the Chinese restaurant at the 28 and 97 junction in Salem, NH.
Phoebe was captured very young so she learned to be around humans very quickly, Mailyn took years. She's now about 10 years old and has been "normal" for only about 2 of those years. Now she's a lap cat! 4 years of her hissing at us, hiding under furniture and now she sleeps with me, we can pick her up to pet her and she's good for us when we use the inhaler to give her her asthma meds. That's right, we have to use an inhaler on her. LOL. It's actually kind of cute and funny ;)
Sadie was a pet store cat and is pretty normal. For the first 3 years of her life, she hadn't been spayed. She was 100% and went into heat every so often. That was an interesting time. She would knead anything and everything with her butt in the air. Her nightly cry sounded like a damned human baby or a chupacabra. My wife got a hold of her and had her spayed. She immediately doubled her weight and stopped cleaning herself! Ack! She's getting better at the cleaning, but she is medium hair so every so often we have to comb out mats (see my previous posts). She actually sleeps every night with my daughter. She has her own pillow and blanket and sleeps under that blanket. She's awesome. Heck, they are all awesome!
Got lots more stories coming later, including how the kitties got some of their nicknames ;)
From the top to bottom: Sadie, Phoebe, Mailyn