For those of you who were saddened by the death of Colonel Meow, I’ve learned Colonel Meow will live on. It has been brought to my attention that Colonel Meow had a “secret” littermate named Merlin the Meowciful, or Sir Merlin.
Although Merlin doesn’t have the following Colonel Meow had gathered with his “minions,” he has been kind enough to tell us all how he came into the family.
“Oddly enough I was rescued by a damsel in distress known as Amanda Brown. She saw my brother, Colonel Meow and I at Petco where we was up for adoption by the Seattle Persian and Himalayan Rescue group. She so longed for a furry friend and couldn’t pass me up.”
Sir Merlin describes himself as a Persian mix who is lazy, always out of catnip, and always looks grumpy. Merlin enjoys his catnip, gaming, and saving the world-among other things. He does go on to say he’s a very pleasant kitty in reality. But who wants pleasant in the internet world where cats rule and dogs drool (oops, I’m gonna hear it from the dog people for THAT comment!)
Merlin spends part of his day entertaining his fans with comments like “Watching and waiting for the stupid red dot! I’ll get you!” and “Enjoying my day with my loyal subjects!”
It’s nice to know that Colonel Meow will live on in the form of his brother, who appears to be as sharp-tongued as his sibling. Those who have been led to his Facebook page are thrilled that satire will live on. Everyone likes a smart-mouthed cat. Trust me, take it from Furby, that potty mouth gets noticed. At least some of the time.
A lot of people don’t like the idea of exploiting a cat. I don’t think this is exploitation. It is having some fun. My cat Sealy runs his own page, and has handled it on his own since September 6, 2012. Cat lovers enjoy keeping up with their favorite cats on social media. Michael has the exclusive on Sealy stories, and the readers at PoC have kept up with our baby boy since the beginning.
Facebook is full of brave cats and humorous cats. Many cats are now famous due to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Word has it the U.S. government even monitors social media as part of Homeland Security. I wonder what will happen once the government realizes that one third of the profiles on Facebook are said to be of the non-human variety? I haven’t found proof to back up that statement, but I believe it’s a close percentage. Hmmmm….
As for me, I’ll continue to check Merlin the Meowciful’s Facebook page every day, because I need a good laugh. I’ll check on the other cats I follow whose stories of recovery were chronicled using Facebook.
I am curious as to what the readers here look for when they’re invited to check out a cat on Facebook? Humor? Beauty? Please leave a comment as to what makes you “like” a cat.
I’ve listed a few articles below of different cats I’ve covered for PoC. Enjoy!
P.S. Note on the picture on this page: I consider this to be in the public domain as it is on Facebook. Facebook and sites like Pinterest have placed protected images in the public domain as has Google. Google Images presents everyone’s photo that Google finds on their website. That is mass breach of copyright (Michael, Admin).