King and Queen

@DianneN (36453)
United States
December 12, 2016 1:29pm CST
I miss my Doodles severely. My son took this photo to help mend my broken heart, but it makes me want to pick up Doodles, the cat, and kiss and cuddle him even more, which is impossible considering that I am 1400 miles away. Doodles is on the lower shelf below Kuma, the female. He is used to being King, so knocked her off the kitty gym with one swipe of his paw, shortly after the photo was taken. Kuma was used to being Queen when we kept Doodles at our house.
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@rebelann (23445)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Dec
They are beautiful. Now I know why I don't travel, I'd be lost with out my furmily.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
12 Dec
But I have Orville down here! Separation is good for the heart. It makes it that much better to return home.
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@rebelann (23445)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Dec
Ok, first I've heard of Orville @DianneN is that a cat you own in Florida?
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
@rebelann Oh, so sorry. Orville is an osprey in whose territory we happen to live. He chirps and sings us awake every morning from the palm tree outside our window. He comes to show off his fish, actually hovers over us when I call him, does flybys in front of my window, and comes when I call him when he is out fishing. He lives in a nest with his mate and produces babies every year. He is amazing and I wish I could hold and pet him. Isn't that amazing for a raptor?
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@Happy2BeMe (40852)
• Canada
12 Dec
They are both very beautiful. I can only imagine how badly you miss your Doodles.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
12 Dec
Thank you! I'm his grammy. You know that love packed inside your heart, too!
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@Happy2BeMe (40852)
• Canada
13 Dec
@DianneN I do!
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@MALUSE (20929)
• Germany
12 Dec
I like your cats even if they're sideways! :-)
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Thanks! I believe they are upright now.
@MALUSE (20929)
• Germany
13 Dec
@DianneN Yes, they look good. Very impressive.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
@MALUSE Thank you!!!
@silvermist (16203)
• India
12 Dec
@DianneN Good photo.No way you can cuddle Doodles from 1400 miles away.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
No way is right. My husband said that we can go home to see him for a weekend!
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@silvermist (16203)
• India
18 Dec
@DianneN Well,that will be a treat-for you and Doodles!
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
20 Dec
@silvermist I'm afraid that if I see him, I'd never return to Florida. It's amazing how much I miss that cat!
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@marguicha (61453)
• Chile
13 Dec
Why is he with your son?
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Doodles is his cat. We gave him back when we came to Florida for the winter. We keep Doodles when we are back home, because he doesn't get along with my son's fiancée's male cat. Now that cat is at her mother's. Crazy!
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@marguicha (61453)
• Chile
13 Dec
@DianneN yeah! Crazy! Still, maybe you could ask him to keep Doodles.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
@marguicha Oh, never! I love that cat as if he were my own.
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@just4him (62663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec
I can imagine that photo would make you even more homesick for Doodles. The picture is great, even sideways.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
12 Dec
Drat it, Val! Thanks. Any better?
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@just4him (62663)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Dec
@DianneN Perfect! Right side up. Doodles looks like he's looking out the window watching for you. I bet he's just as homesick.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
@just4him I've been waiting all evening to hear if it was right this time. What a pain in the you know what I've been having. Thank you. He was looking out the window. He looks so sad to me. It's funny, because that is his real home. Poor Doodles. He does miss his grammy, her big house with a fireplace and opera, nd her yard with all the action going on.
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@allknowing (48552)
• India
13 Dec
You are lucky you have someone to care for Doodles while you are away. We do not have live-in maids any more and so cannot leave Preiti alone which means no holidays. Those two, have they had the same mother?
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Not the same mother, but the same age. Doodles and Kuma belong to my son. His fiancée has a male cat which Doodles did not accept, so we take him for 8 months and her cat goes to her mother while we our in Florida. It's crazy, but it works. I love that Doodles as if he were mine, which I consider him to be. Lol!
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@allknowing (48552)
• India
13 Dec
@DianneN Doodles is lucky. He gets all the pampering from you while he is with you. You have a good arrangement with your pets.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
@allknowing I do tend to spoil him rotten, but he is so perfect for me and deserves everything humanly possible. It works for us all. Thanks.
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@JudyEv (72673)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec
Doodles seems very focussed on something out the window. They are both lovely cats.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Doodles is always focused on something outside, unless he is eating, listening to opera, or sleeping. Thank you! They are my grand kitties and I love them both.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
@JudyEv LOL! Try it. He just may surprise you all!
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@LeaPea2417 (8570)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Dec
What pretty cats they are.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Thank you. I think they look like brother and sister even though they're not.
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• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Dec
@DianneN Yes , they do look like they could be related.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
Beautiful photo! I miss our dog Cooper as well and he's like 3 planes away from me now so it's hard to see and play with him. I only have photos of him every once in a while when I ask my sister but it's very different when you get to be with your pets, who eventually, became family.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
I feel as badly for you as I do for myself. Photos and videos help, but it's just not the same thing as being with them. Pets are family in my book!
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• Philippines
14 Dec
@DianneN Yes! That's why I miss Cooper so badly as well. His cuteness and him being so adorable, my goodness!
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@Corbin5 (47254)
• United States
12 Dec
It seems like Kuma is going to adjust to having the king back in the house. I bet you do miss that sweet grandkitty!
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Kuma likes her other new brother more. She hissed at Doodles, but they are now used to each other again. He likes to take charge, and she is so meek. I do miss him. He's like a baby to me.
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@Corbin5 (47254)
• United States
13 Dec
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• Taiwan
13 Dec
Both of them are so cute .I like it
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Thank you!
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@hostessman (4131)
• Tucson, Arizona
13 Dec
i am sorry you are lonesome for Doodles, but you made the choice to live else where for awile//// i am sure Doodles misses you to
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
My son said he misses us, but he loves his daddy.
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@amadeo (31752)
• United States
12 Dec
a bit confused.Why could you not take them with you in Florida?
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
12 Dec
They belong to my son.
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@NJChicaa (14606)
• United States
12 Dec
I always miss my pets when I go away.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
12 Dec
It is only natural when you love your pets so much.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Dec
I'm sorry, I am sure that's the hardest being away from him. I know I would have a tough time being away from my dog. =(
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
It truly is hard being away from my baby. These pets are part of the family. Thank you.
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@jstory07 (45794)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Dec
Both of those cats are really pretty. I would miss him to.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Thanks. Kuma is very fluffy and chubby.
@Dena91 (3155)
• United States
13 Dec
Beautiful babies. Yes our girls have that same jealousy streak in them as well. I'm sure Doodles misses you as much as you do him.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Thank you. They are good looking grandkitties, even if I have to say so myself. How do you stop your girls from eating each other's food???
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@Dena91 (3155)
• United States
14 Dec
@DianneN We have a large plate and they share pretty good most of the time. We tried some smaller bowls but they would nudge each other away from the one they were eating from. I tired the plate and they seem happier.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
14 Dec
@Dena91 I will tell my son to try that. Doodles is like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to food. Thank you!
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@Marty1 (12927)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Dec
@dianneN I can understand, I went shopping Monday and missed Marty terribly. I couldn't imagine being months without him. As I say Marty and I are a package, invite one of us overnight the other comes along. Beautiful cats, too I can see how you would miss Doodles!
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
14 Dec
Thank you. Yes, we love our babies!
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@Marty1 (12927)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Dec
@DianneN How could you not they are so sweet!m I once almost got a cat until I found out cats go after hamsters. I decided I will lack ownership of a cat! But a girl can wish she had both a cat and a dog!
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
14 Dec
@Marty1 I had a dog and three cats at once. What a fine family that was! I never had a hamster.
@1hopefulman (13031)
• Canada
13 Dec
Wow, that Doodles is a dashing dude!
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
13 Dec
Isn't he? I love his tuxedo. He is very sophistiCATed. Lol! Thank you!
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@1hopefulman (13031)
• Canada
14 Dec
@DianneN He's good-looking and he knows how to flaunt it and dresses to impress.
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@DianneN (36453)
• United States
14 Dec
@1hopefulman He's the cat's meow!
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