Mom Issy here and I figured an introductory post would probably be a good idea. So you guys would know a bit about our Angelic Clowder and how they came to be in our home.
Our oldest kitty is Gabriel, he came to us on Halloween in 2010 and he was a little rescue ginger. The vet said he was probably around 11 weeks old. So we chose August 15th, 2010 for his birthday. He’s now our Senior cat and he makes sure he lets people know that he is very very particular. Petting is very welcome and he’s a very nice lap cat of purrs. However he does not like when you are trying to shoo him away and he’s asleep. He hisses but never hurts. He’s got many nicknames which I will try to share with you all here but first lets start with his name Gabriel. Gabriel is named after my favorite archangel. Gabriel is the messenger of G-d, and he’s also the one who appeared to the prophet Daniel.
There is a prayer we say before bed in Judaism that says:
May Michael, the energy of love, be on my right side.
May Gabriel, the energy of courage, be on my left side.
May Uriel, the energy of vision, be in front of me.
May Raphael, the energy of healing, be behind me.
Shechinat El: May your energy surround me.
And may I feel Your Presence inside me.
I love You and You love me.
Our number two kitty who is our second oldest is Balthazar. His full name is Balthazar Loki Michael. At the time I was going through a Supernatural freak out and named him after an angel from the tv show Supernatural named Balthazar. Loki also was a character on the show I liked so he got that one too. Then finally Michael, another Archangel as his third name.
Balthazar is the only none rescue cat we have. We got him from a reputable breeder and he is a full blooded Bengal. We chose Balthazar because my friend is the breeder and she messaged me that she had a kitten that no one wanted because he wasn’t show quality and she was worried what kind of home he’d go into because most Bengal owners want a Bengal with large rosettes.
I couldn’t say no. He was so adorable and tiny and pretty. He was born on June 2, 2011 and came home to us in early August. He’s been nothing but a loud mouthed joy since then. He’s also my bath and shower buddy and almost always joins me. He is a great kitty and whenever I am dealing with seizures Balthazar will come and lay against me and head butt against me until I’m well. He’s now 6 years and 9 months old and is 16 lbs and a really big boy. lol
Balthazar has a lot of nicknames too: Balth, Thaz, Zar, Mike, Micky, Mouthazar, loud boy, big boy, spotty butt.
Our next kitty is Hayyel. She’s named after the angel of wild animals. We got her from a little girl down the street who came to us in tears because her mom was trying to throw the 6 month old kittens they had outside and dump them. Her name was Krypto when we got her but it did not fit her at all. She’s a Calico baby and we decided that Hayyel fit her very well. Hayyel is 5 1/2 years old right now.
Hayyel is an aggressive snuggler. lol that might be a weird way to say it but if your hands are anywhere near her? She will stand up and make you pet her by putter her head into your hand. She loves light up toys and little toy mice. She’ll keep them in her mouth and carry them all over the house. She thinks that the moment I get up from my wheelchair it instantly transforms into a cat bed. Because of that I have to keep rolly sticky brushes in all my wheelchair bags lol She likes sleeping in boxes and crates too.
Surprisingly she doesn’t have as many nicknames as the others: Hay-Hay, Little Bit, and Obsessively Cuddler are her only real nicknames.
Our fourth kitty we have is Valkyrie! Valkyrie is a rehabbed feral cat who was TNR’d as a young kitten and then brought inside for winter and then fostered there until we adopted her. When we adopted her her name was Dawn and I just didn’t think that fit so we went with Valkyrie. Now Valkyrie isn’t an angel name per-say but more the Valkyrie are a type of angel in Norse Mythology.
A Valkyrie is a female spirit who chooses who will live and who will die in battle. They are essentially an angel of death. So we decided Valkyrie would fit in with our angel cats.
Valkyrie is a really sweet ball of fluff. She likes sleeping on people and getting her belly rubbed. She does not however like people messing with her cute fluffy toe beans. She doesn’t mind wearing hats and loves being brushed. She can make almost anything into a toy but she really loves these little plush balls that have sparkles in them. She is my big baby of the whole bunch and she’s also the most skittish. She had to go to the vet last week and it was horrible traumatic and I cried about it. She’s ok though! Checked out and got her shots.
She is also our littlest cat weighing in at only 8 lbs. All the others are over 10 lbs but she’s our petite little girl. By our estimation Kyrie is about 4 years old. She’s our beautiful baby cat
She has a lot of nicknames too honestly lol Kyrie, Kye Kye, Myrie, Fluff, Floof, Puff Girl, Baby, Baby Cakes.