Thursday, August 7, 2008


This is Sammy, he's my oldest at 5 yrs. old. I got him from the Humane Society when he was 4 months old. He actually chose me...........he was in a cage with his brother (Sosa) whom I was petting. Sammy walked up, knocked his brother out of the way & started rubbing his head on my fingers & purring. I knew right then he was for me. He can be very loving, but when he's had enough, he lets you know. He is very good at putting the bitey on you when he's done being loved on.

Festus is my tuxie boy. He is just about the sweetest cat ever! I got him from a friend of my sister's. He was one of several barn kitties & the only one with long hair. I was a little put out at first because I didn't want a long-haired cat. But when I picked him up, he snuggled as close to me as he could get & started purring. My heart melted right then & there. When he was smaller, he would climb up on my shoulder & suck on my neck as I watched TV or sat at the computer. He doesn't sit on my shoulder anymore, but he still sucks on my neck. He sleeps with me & snuggles as close as he can to me in bed. He's 4 yrs old.

The baby is Emma, she's 2 yrs old. She's another barn kitty, I got her from my sister's in-laws. I decided I needed a baby girl to round out my family. When I brought her home......oh was she a spitfire!! She hissed & growled at the boys like they were invading her space instead of the other way around. It wasn't too long before she & Sammy started snuggling & playing. She would groom him forever if he'd let her. Emma & Festus, on the other hand, didn't get along at all. She just did not want anything to do with him. She tolerates him now for the most part, but there are still times I hear her growling at him. She can be a love bug sometimes, but only on her terms.



The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WELCOME TO THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY! We are so happy to have all of you!!!

You are such cute kitties!!!


Marilynn said...

What beautiful kitties! And congrats on starting a blog for your babies. You'll love the camaraderie.


Marilynn, Grace & Company

Asta said...

Hello Chesney catses
I'm a fwiend of the
taylow CATSSSSS, even though I'm a woofie.
Welcome to the bloggie wowld..I'm suwe you'll make lots of awe all vewy bootiful cats .
smoochie kisses

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Welcome cuties! It's furry nice to meet you!

Mickey said...

Hi Sammy,Festus & Emma!!!
You are really nice looking cats and I hope you have lots of fun blogging :)
All the cats on the Cat Blogosphere are cool & friendly :)
We even have some neat woffies as friends too !
Purrs Mickey

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Okay, we're intrigued. Who are the Chesney Cats? Because we notice they were posted by the Taylor CatSSSSS. Hmmmmmm.

Anyway, from all of us, welcome!

Daisy said...

Nice to meet you all! I hope you have fun playing in the cat blogosphere.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...
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Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We are 'friends' of the Taylor Catssss because they are so wonderful to other cats, too! We have a panther man-cat, too, who is very loving. Welcome.

ZOOLATRY said...

Mmm, like Jan's FF, we too noticed posted by "Taylor Catsssss"...
Hi and Hello and Welcome
from Maggy and Zoey and Zoolatry.

Anonymous said...

Hello to the 3 of you! I just heard about you and wanted to drop by and welcome you.

It sounds as though all 3 of you know how to get your way at home. Festus and Sammy, you both did a great job adopting your human! Emma, I can tell you don't take any guff from either of the men cats.

Anyway, I'm going to have my human add your feed to Google Reader so I can keep up with you. Cheers!

Mo said...

Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere!
What a great kitty family!

Purrs from
Daphne, Chloe, Spooker, Little Isis, and Jazper from "Purrchance To Dream" and chin scritches from the human bean Mo (aka Not the Mama)

Criz Lai said...

Wow... Festus is such a unique name. I love it. Can I borrow him for a few days to snuggle with me all night long? Welcome to the CB gang :)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hi! Welcome to da blogosphere...Festus, mom watches Gunsmoke effury day! Were yoo named after dat festus?

Chesney Cats said...

Yep.......that's where Festus got his name, Gunsmoke. It was his "Daddy's" idea.

ML said...

Hee hee, The Chesney Cats wuz a joint effort. Mommy ML an I maded tha bloggie and Auntie Deb made it look good and published tha furrst post.
One of tha raffles i's had, some of tha money went to help Festus, who was furry sick.
i's looking forward to hearing more abouts tha Chesney Cats.
Love and purrs,

Whicky Wuudler said...

Hi Chesney Cats. You look like you have a very good life and it's nice to see that you have your very own sofa!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Sorry about the confusion. I should have posted under The Chesney Cats....I didn't switch from The Taylor CatSSSSS before posting. WHOOPSIE....SORRY!


Willie said...

What a nice kitty family you have! Welcome to the bloggin world, you'll love it here.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

ML & Deb, Helping set up this blog for another was a sweet thing for you to do. And we're glad to know we weren't losing our minds when we saw Auntie Deb's name here the other day. :)

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Welcome Chesney Cats! We are so pleased to meet you! I am a Tuxedo Kitty, too! Samantha and my brother Mr. Tigger is a tabby. You are all so cute!
Your FL furiends,

The Meezers said...

HI!!!! oh we are so happy to meet new blogging furriends!!!!! please come visit us when you get a chance!!!

Sammy and Miles Meezer and Billy SweetFeets Gingersnap

Astrid, Kashim and Othello said...

Hi there,
nice to meet yall! your are there very fine and pretty kitty Cats!
purrrs and kissies
Kashim and Othello

DEBRA said...

oooh what booteefull kitties...a long haired you are furry handome Festus! I'm a tuxie too...a wee tiny lady tuxie with no tail. Welcome to the blogosphere.

Pee Sss
Drop over and I'll introduce you to my brofurs and sisfurs....

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Hi Sammy, Festus and Emma! It is so nice to meet you, and you are two handsome mancats and one lovely ladycat! You will make so many wonderful furriends in the cat blogosphere! Stop by our meezer world to visit!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Chancy, Jake & Ernie's Voice said...

Welcome to you are so beautiful!

Happy 08-08-08!
HUGS~Chancy, Jake & Babe

Katie and Da Katz said...

Welcome to Blogging, Chesnee cats!

Great photos, too. Weze been doin dis a littel while but not daily so weze still lurnin... so let's lurn togevvur!

Glad dat Festus gotted help to see a vettee!

Katie and Da Katie Katz

Katie and Da Katz said...

OOOhh OOhh Sammy!

Mawmee say dat hur furry furstid kittee waz a black panfur named Sammy Davis Jr da II.

Sum ovfur famblee stole him whn he wnt out ta do hiz bizness, cuz he didnt havs a collar... She cood not finds him...

Anuver panfur showed up and she tooks him in and named him Jason Alexander. He waz da sweetest.

So Gran Mawmee and Mawmees kittees gotz littur boxies sted of goin outsides aftur dey lostid Sammy.

Welcome Sammy, Festus & Emma!

Glads you gots a furevur home!

Spunky Boo & Katie Too.