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Jasper (Original Post) Goddessartist Dec 2023 OP
Oh he is a handsome boy! CousinIT Dec 2023 #1
Yep, that's what he was saying! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #3
Oh no I'm so sorry you lost one! CousinIT Dec 2023 #13
It was. Goddessartist Dec 2023 #14
Spectacular photo! Diamond_Dog Dec 2023 #2
Thanks you! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #4
What an absolutely perfect name for him Warpy Dec 2023 #5
Oh yes! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #6
Gorgeous Kitty, Gorgeous Artwork! Deep State Witch Dec 2023 #7
Thank you! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #15
My what big eyes you have said the human to the kitty 😺. Butterflylady Dec 2023 #8
Oh thank you! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #16
And he has a very attractive white "bib" too! calimary Dec 2023 #24
What big eyes you have!!!!! Butterflylady Dec 2023 #9
I have two black cats and one grey tabby floofmonster. ChazInAz Dec 2023 #10
Oh I would love to see them! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #17
I'd love to show you! ChazInAz Dec 2023 #22
Go to Goddessartist Dec 2023 #23
Jasper, I am in love. ❤️😍 Polly Hennessey Dec 2023 #11
He has a thing Goddessartist Dec 2023 #18
Jasper is a handsome boy! iscooterliberally Dec 2023 #12
Oh thank you! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #19
oh man. I used to walk my dogs and some of the cats would follow along too. iscooterliberally Dec 2023 #20
I had two cats that would walk with our dogs Goddessartist Dec 2023 #21
Meow, you handsome fellow. niyad Dec 2023 #25
Meow good morning he says! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #29
Is he really 18.5 lbs? Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #26
He is! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #30
Wow. Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #33
Oh I love Malteses! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #34
At almost 20 lbs, I would take a pass on picking him up. Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #36
Also for scale the Dryad piece 18" x 24" Goddessartist Dec 2023 #35
Thanks that does help. Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #37
Tuxedo kittehs are special. nt Laffy Kat Dec 2023 #27
Most def! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #31
What a handsome fellow! happybird Dec 2023 #28
He says thank you meow! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #32

CousinIT

(9,567 posts)
1. Oh he is a handsome boy!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 10:08 AM
Dec 2023

I had an 18-pound cat at one time. He was not overweight, but he was tall and long. Big kitty.

Jasper looks like he's saying: "Mom, you gonna put food in that thing or not?!"

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
3. Yep, that's what he was saying!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 10:36 AM
Dec 2023

Yeah he and his brother Midnight tear through the house. Midnight's 15 lbs, so there's quite a difference. They have three levels to run around and a catio as we have tons of coyotes here, and Z's made several platforms for them. We lost our Blue to a coyote prior to these guys. He was a Russian blue.

CousinIT

(9,567 posts)
13. Oh no I'm so sorry you lost one!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 12:23 PM
Dec 2023

That's devastating. Wise keeping the others save in a catio. We have coyotes here too sometimes. When anyone sees one, there are warnings on our neighborhood mailing list & Nextdoor telling people to get and keep their babies inside unless they are right there watching them.

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
14. It was.
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 12:34 PM
Dec 2023

Our neighbor saw a coyote right outside our yard that morning. This was after he went missing that day. They weren't here when I moved here in '99. Now they're all over the island, and we have a wooded lot behind our house where all of the critters go. The entire island is very rural. So, Z built a catio.

Having watchful neighbors is great, but here, just keep your cats inside if possible. So many go missing every year, all allowed outside cats.

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
4. Thanks you!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 10:37 AM
Dec 2023

He is a pretty boy! Thanks re the art! Crazy piece. Z loves it. He keeps claiming my artwork lol.

Warpy

(112,208 posts)
5. What an absolutely perfect name for him
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 11:02 AM
Dec 2023

Tuxedo kitty in a cutaway coat, suitable for so many formal occasions.

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
6. Oh yes!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 11:08 AM
Dec 2023

I had initially named him Raven, but then turned to him and called him Jasper, and he responded right away. It was kind of weird, but cool.

He's always ready for a fancy party with lots of treats!

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
15. Thank you!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 12:37 PM
Dec 2023

I have a FB page that I haven't updated in over a year, and an art page there. I did post a piece on The Shiflett Brothers Sculpting forum, where you'll find many amazing works of art. I'm goddessartist across all platforms, so easy to find.

Jasper says 'thank you meow'.

Blessed Yule!

Merry Meet and Many Blessings!

ChazInAz

(2,641 posts)
10. I have two black cats and one grey tabby floofmonster.
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 11:47 AM
Dec 2023

All siblings. Being a literary type person who has this thing for puns and word games, they have been given Leiberish and Lovecraftian names.(Fritz and HP being notorious cat lovers.) They revel in the monikers of Ulthar Ynxpaht, Miss Katonic Neferkiti and The Grey Mouser. They have the full run of a 140 year old church that I have converted into a theater, and belong to The Noble Order of Theater Cats.

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
17. Oh I would love to see them!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 12:40 PM
Dec 2023

And your names are absolutely marvelous!

And I'd love to see your theater!

ChazInAz

(2,641 posts)
22. I'd love to show you!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 03:23 PM
Dec 2023

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to post pictures on DU. Kinda hoped the powers that be would have simplified the procedure when they upgraded...but I guess not.
Love your work, BTW!

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
23. Go to
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 04:35 PM
Dec 2023

[link:https://postimages.org/|

Someone else here posted that, so I started uploading. There's also imgur.

I think hosting images is costly, so this is a good alternative!

Thank you so much!

iscooterliberally

(2,909 posts)
12. Jasper is a handsome boy!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 12:05 PM
Dec 2023

He reminds me of Cujo the Pirate kitty who always raids our house. He's not ours, he just roams the neighborhood. He's also a tuxedo cat and you can't pick him up. You can't even walk by him too fast or you'll get popped. I love your art work too!




Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
19. Oh thank you!
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 12:44 PM
Dec 2023

Cujo, perfect name for him! Jasper also does not want to be picked up. I can do it, a certain way, but no one else really, except when Z takes him for his afternoon walk outside. He walks both of the cats every day!

iscooterliberally

(2,909 posts)
20. oh man. I used to walk my dogs and some of the cats would follow along too.
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 02:17 PM
Dec 2023

There's a lady in our neighborhood that lives a few blocks over and she would walk her 3 dogs and she had a tuxedo cat that followed her too. One day we had a short conversation with 4 dogs and about 3 cats all hanging out together. Fun times!

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
21. I had two cats that would walk with our dogs
Tue Dec 12, 2023, 02:55 PM
Dec 2023

when I was a child. When Z walks them, he walks them around the back yard! We have tons of birds, so it's always really fun for them.

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
30. He is!
Wed Dec 13, 2023, 08:54 AM
Dec 2023

What kind of little dog? I love little dogs. Cat dogs I call them.

Our little Aussie, Josie, plays with both him and Midnight. Josie's more wary of Jasper, as he will whap her, but not hurt her. Still they play with Jasper on his back and Josie getting batted by his paws.

Irish_Dem

(52,923 posts)
33. Wow.
Wed Dec 13, 2023, 09:01 AM
Dec 2023

I have a little Maltese. I guess half the size of Jasper.
It sounds like Jasper is friendly and plays well with the other pets.

Someone in my neighborhood has a coon cat that roams around sometimes.
This cat is humongous. Almost looks like a small coyote.

Irish_Dem

(52,923 posts)
36. At almost 20 lbs, I would take a pass on picking him up.
Wed Dec 13, 2023, 09:17 AM
Dec 2023

Though it would be good exercise.

I never saw a coon cat and had to look it up online.
I had no idea what I was looking at.

happybird

(4,882 posts)
28. What a handsome fellow!
Wed Dec 13, 2023, 02:02 AM
Dec 2023

The white on his front toes is particularly cute!


My tuxie, Pooper, says hello!

I love the Dryad, too.

Goddessartist

(2,065 posts)
32. He says thank you meow!
Wed Dec 13, 2023, 08:56 AM
Dec 2023

I love his little white beans!

Hello Pooper Dooper!

Thank you! Tuxie's are wonderful!

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