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Monday, September 2, 2013


Today we proudly feature our 
Directors of Brotherly Love
1. Please introduce yourselves and tell us your age and a very special trait. 
We are: Casper (6) totally white and our goodwill ambassador, Benjamin (5) a Tuxie who likes to yodel, Archie (4) a ginger who enjoys sitting on top of doors, Jimmy (3) all gray who’s tail curls like a monkey and Kip (2) the gentle black panther and best friends with Rio our dog.

2. If you had and alter ego, who would you like to be and why?  No alter ego for us, we are very happy being the Fab Five, mancats and spoiled mama’s boys!

3. What do you like best/least about where you live?  Well, we are Canadian kitties and we love living in Toronto, but most of the bloggers we know live in America so we know we will probably never meet them in person.

4. Who are some peeps/furiends you'd like to meet and why?  I would love to meet Chrystal from Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) because Jimmy and Kip both came from her private rescue.  Sadly she lives very far away from us and each time we adopted a kitty from her we had help on the transport with volunteer bloggers driving certain legs of the journey so we never actually met!  Two of my boys have special ladycat friends, I think Ben would like to meet his lovely Clementine who lives in Texas and Archie would like to meet his beautiful Tiri who lives in British Colombia.

5. If you could give one piece of random advice what would it be?  We would have to say be happy, purr, nap when you feel like it, play lots and have an open heart…because life is short!

If this isn't brotherly love, I don't know what is...
soooo sweet
6. What do you do for fun?  Our favourite things to do are lounge on our cat trees, watch Squirrel TV especially from the bedroom window because there is a big tree directly outside and play with daBird.

7. What is the first thing you do each morning?  We all congregate in the bedroom to wake up mum and dad but not too early, we are very considerate and wait for their alarm clock to go off.

8. What is the first thing you notice about a new friend?  We try not to be judgemental when it comes to new friends.  For example when Rio came to live with us nobody held it against her that she was a dog!!!!
9. Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name?  We were all adopted from shelters or rescues.  Casper means “bearer of gifts” and traditionally was one of the names of the three wise men.  Benjamin just popped into my head when I looked at him, I thought it sounded like a formal name and therefore appropriate for a Tuxedo cat.  Archie is supposed to mean “bold one” and he was the bravest kitten I had ever encountered so that suited him.  Robert chose Jimmy, actually his proper name is James.  Finally Kip was named after Rudyard Kipling who wrote the Jungle Book.

10. What is your absolute favorite food?  We are pretty boring when it comes to food, we all eat the same thing; Go’s grain free Turkey, Duck & Chicken for dinner @ 6:00pm  and we have a communal bowl of Medi-Cal Gastro Intestinal Fibre Response for nibbling throughout the day.


BONUS: Fab Five...we would like to know your deepest dark secret to being such loving and caring brothers to each other.  Mom says your Mom is a Cat Whisperer...she is amazed at how effortlessly she introduces a new kitty into your home.   Tell us who is really the boss of your kingdom.  Well, as much as I like the sound of “Cat Whisperer” I must confess that my secret weapon is Casper.  He is so calm, relaxed and loving and always sets this tone when a new cat comes into the house.  He welcomes his brothers with such generosity that the others do too!  For our part we always ensured that each successive cat we adopted was younger and therefore smaller than the last so that during the acclimation period they would not be viewed as a threat.  All the cats are content with their position within the hierarchy except I think that Ben would like to be alpha cat.  He is a tiny boy who has a little bit of a Napoleon Complex, if there are ever any skirmishes in the household Ben is at the centre of the action.  In reality though Casper is the boss of the kingdom, he is Top Cat and all the boys recognize that, even Ben 

Archie, Ben, Casper, Jimmy, Kip and Rio Mom and I thank you so very very much
for this wonderful interview.  We smiled all the way through reading it and posting the pictures.
It is said babes take on the personality of the parents.  Mum Cat and Dad Robert
have expertly taught you all about unconditional love.
hugs Madi and Mom



  1. It is lovely to meet the Fab Five. We will have to practice the purring a bit but we are working on napping and being happy!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  2. WE agree pawsome to meet the fab five. Have a marvellous Monday and a great labour day Madi.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. and i always believed Casper meant friendly ghost... MOL it seems Casper the Cat if friendly and is truly the bearer of the gift of helping others get along with each other... beautiful story here and i love that first photo and got a few chuckles from all the pillows these cats have for watching squirrel Tv on.. good dog for loving his cats.. Jake says he knows dogs rule.

  4. Hey Madi!
    Wow, what a cool group of cats this Fab Five is! Thanks for letting me get to know them. Sounds like a very happy group and I sure could use some pointers from them. BOL/MOL about watching squirrel tv...I love that too!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  5. Those kitties are very sweet. We wish we had a kitty sib too. Well mom really wishes we did but dad isn't a big fan of kitties (sorry Madi) so we can't have one :-(

    Millie & Walter

  6. Hello Mayor Madi, first off let me say that I should have answered question #4 by saying we would most like to meet you, Madi & Mom, you are such generous and thoughtful friends!!!! We are thrilled and honoured to be your Directors of Brotherly Love, thank you very much for including us in your cabinet :-)

  7. We absolutely LOVED today's interview!
    I have been amazed how 5 male cats get along so well in Cat's household, plus they like sweet curly Rio!!
    Fabulous post!
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

  8. I never met a kitty what likes to yodel, that's great and I think Oprah should invite Benjamin or all Fab Five! Thanks for a great interview, Madi! btw: I will try to curl my tail-mo-meter like a monkey, that sounds funny! have a great labor day!

  9. Nice to meet these fellow Canadians! Lee and Phod

  10. How very NICE to meet the Fab Five... See? We of Blogville are so accepting of others... look how they allowed Rio "IN" with no hint of PAWjudice at all. PEEPS could learn SO much from us.
    Super interview.

  11. Oh we so love the Fab Five! Thanks again for this wonderful interview Madi! You have the best cabinet in all of Blogville.

  12. They are such a wonderful group and they are all so very special!!!

  13. What a lovely interview with the Fab Five! They sound like such cool brofurs!

  14. We love the Fab Five! We think it's neat that Casper is Top Cat--Whitesters RULE!!!

  15. Happy Labor Day, Madi and Mom! We were happy to learn about the Fab Five - they are new kitties to us. Sounds like we may even have a lot in common:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. I so agree I loved the interview. Really enjoyed it. Hugs GJ x

  17. The Fab Five are fabulous. From the photos we can tell they are a very loving family. Our Mama really likes that they are all rescue kitties. Another great choice for your cabinet Madi.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
    Adam, Georgia and Gloria

    PS, got your message, us boys will be back tonight.

  18. Wows! FIVE kittehs???? Ma wouldn't know what to do!! BOL
    They sure are fine specimens of ManCats, I must say!!
    Another great interview Miss Mayor Madi!!!
    Ruby ♥☺

  19. We love these guys...and their mom Cat too!

  20. Loved meeting you, Fab Five! Paw-some interview! Purrs...

  21. We never met them before at the other cabinet meetings so it was good to finally meet them!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. Another great innerview, Madi. We loved learning more about the Fab Five. They're all adorable.
    I hope you had a restful holiday.
    Headbumpies from your main mancat, Prancer Pie.

  23. They are awesome, we have never met them before. Great interview as always Madi :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. Sweet pictures and good to meet everyone of you.

  25. That was a great interview with the Fab Five Madi.

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