April 28, 2010
Liz says: We got Ichabod in January, though I met him within days of him being born. He's a Siamese, however not pure white, and has some amazing patterns on him. After my older cat died, I wanted my remaining cat, Pikiti, an Oriental shorthair, to have a little friend. I originally bought Pikiti as an ex-breeding cat at three years old, and I liked her so much that I wanted another like her, with the same personality. That's why I went back to the same breeder, my friend Sandra. All her kittens have the same personality and nature; it's really great. Ichabod and Pikiti are not related except as adopted siblings.

Ichabod has got the nature of a dog, and right from day one he decided he was boss and would tell everyone else what to do, including Pikiti. He eats anything he can and loves to spend hours in the backyard stalking bugs, crickets, and moths. Unfortunately he has a slight addiction problem. He's addicted to woollen gloves and socks. We have tried to get him into a support group, however he doesn't admit to the addiction. He will take any opportunity to sneak into bedrooms, take gloves, hide behind the couch or similar, and attack them for hours on end until there are just a few pieces of wool left. If we dare to take them off him, he turns into a dog and does the whole tug-of-war thing. We have just learnt to hide some things from him.

Pikiti didn't like Ichabod at first, but after a couple of days she decided she could do with a new plaything. They generally have the "playing hour" when they chase each other around the house causing mayhem, smashing things, etc. I have tried to encourage them to do it outside, but apparently it's a little to cold for that. They both sleep on my bed snuggled up to my legs, though I often wake up at 3am to find a kitten attacking and pummelling my legs and feet. So I arranged a box for them to sleep in now complete with a duvet and an electric blanket to keep them warm throughout the winter. Ichabod, however, is still not convinced that it's the better place to sleep. But we're getting there!

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Liz Quilty

Comments and LOLs:
Kayli -
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So cute! I love his blue eyes.
Kephara -
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Kephara
How fortunate you are to have Ichabod protect you not only from articles of woolen clothing but also is willing to point out the dangers of the Internet! He's a lovely, blue-eyed wonder boy!
SeekingPlumb -
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His eyes are such a gorgeous colour!!
Badmama1023 -
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If I didn't know better, I would say that he was wearing contacts!! He looks a great deal like my Sophia, but her eyes are a lighter blue (and slightly crossed) and her ears aren't so big...until I saw him, I thought that she was a mix of Siamese and something else...now I am wondering...
WC -
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I am reminded here of an old tv show called "The Flying Nun". With those ears, he oughta be able to fly.
WC -
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More, please
bjw107 -
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I second WC's request. We definitely need more Ichabod.
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paulajeanne -
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paulajeanne
He looks like a little space alien! Those ears are adorable but the blue eyes to die for.
Auriga -
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What a gorgeous baby!
CatLady -
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You really picked the right name for him.. He is so Ichabod! Kisses for the wool addict.
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Ichabod's such a character; I've had many Siamese years ago, loved them to death. They may be smarter than dogs !
wokkawokka -
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Don't eat that meat-thing! It looks way too much like your kitten for my comfort. Seriously.
Liz Quilty -
Ichabod is a fantastic kitten, and a bundle of mischief all at the same time!
Liz Quilty -
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In this picture we were training him to never eat off our plates. He learnt it very quickly, and he got the bone in the end as a reward :)
Miss Kitty -
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I am a big cat. Hear me roarrrr.
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Cherie -
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Sooo Georgeous!!! So many great pic's but this is just too cool...
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Reg -
My what grand ears you have Ichabod! And those EYES....
GG -
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great photos!!! beautiful cat you got :)
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Symeezgurl -
Symeezgurl
Ichabod looks exactly like Sonny Boy! Sonny has stripes on his tail and leopard spots on his body. He is a complete lover boy. Thanks for showing us Ichabod!!
henrytroi -
henrytroi
thank you for the great pictures and stories of your life with Ichabod, never a dull moment!
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annnnd aiiiiii aiiiiii willll alwayssss loooooveee YOUUUUUUU, aiiiiiiii will always love YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!
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Ichabod is a cat. This behavior is pretty common and since my precious Spider carried on like this till his death at 18, I read everything I could to try to curtail this behavior. Nothing worked. Every fabric in my house has traces of his toothmarks and rips--his memorial to me. I still think it was displaed anxiety over the presence of MY OTHER CAT.
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Will Ichabod grow into his ears? He's really exotic! Beautiful. Give him many loves.
Hallie -
Ichabod seems like the perfect name for this little guy. He's quirky. :)
Tracy Miller -
He is really cute, however, why would anyone "buy" a cat when there are so many that are in shelters or roaming that need homes. If we did away with breeders there would be a lot less precious kittens and cats that are wonderful and loveable and just need a home put down.
Amy -
Amy
Ichabod has beautiful eyes and great (ornery) personality to him. Wool gloves, beware! Love it!
Emily -
What an adorable boy! Purebred cats need loving homes too, hopefully one day there will be enough homes for every kitty. Cat breeders have been very responsible about promoting shelter cats as well - many cat shows sponsor an adoption section with non-pedigreed cats from local shelters on display.
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Stunning blue eyes! Ichabod sounds like a real sweetie.
Kephara -
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Emily - THANK YOU for your post! Soapbox pronouncements have no place on on a wonderful site like this one. How anyone can say, "He is really cute however" is beyond me. He is cute. Period! Full stop!
wokkawokka -
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I keep coming back to this, it's so cute!
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I love this picture- he looks like such a fun and spunky critter- I can see why you would be intrigued by a cat with so much character! I also agree that soapbox comments have no place here- we all love cats and want the best for them in our own ways. As long as the posters adore their pets and spread that love and idea of good care, that is what is important (plus great pictures of wonderful kitties)
wolfgirl66 -
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Hello Gorgeous! You have very beautiful eyes!
Stacy Hurt -
What a LOVE! Siamese are the BEST!
catiam -
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Ichabod is a very handsome boy. So is his sibling Pikiti. I love the ears. Beautiful eyes.
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If you have the glove, then you will be warm. If you are warm, then you will go outside. If you go outside, thenyou are not with me. If you are not with me, then you cannot pamper me. If you cannot pamper me.. then I'm not being pampered! Therefore, all gloves MUST die!
Elisabeth -
We had a Siamese cat in the 1960's who also ate wool. We'd find our sweater-bits in the cat box! He never did grow out of the habit. LOVE Ichabod!
kibblegirl -
kibblegirl
This is a very handsome cattie. Beautiful eyes. I am surprised that you feed your cattie a bone????
forcatzonly -
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I love this boy.
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Where's Ichabod? Kinda like Where's Waldo?
>^..^<
Tracee -
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OMG - he looks like a little gremlin =) What an adorable boy you have there!
MaryNeedsSleep -
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He is adorable, and sounds just like my Siamese baby!
domanato -
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awww Ichabod's so handsome...but I bet it can't say yes and no like this cat does: http://shortform.tv/w/critters/cat-sa...
smokey demon -
A little Yoda look alike he is! So adorable!
I, too, am going to get on a soapbox. NEVER give a cat or a dog a chicken bone! They can splinter so easily and possibly puncture the animal's stomach or intestine. It would be a terrible tragedy for this to happen to such a perfect little boy.
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Ichabod is a handsome kitty!!!
tracybee -
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Awww... he looks as if he's having his grade school picture taken. Such a lovely boy.
bjw107 -
bjw107
His personality just pops off the page -- I love this guy!
Liz Quilty -
Heya Tracy Miller, I previously had a dumped cat which is the one Ichabod replaced. He was strictly outdoor cat as im allergic to cats. I went with the pedigree because they are super short hair and dont seem to set them off ... much (still have to take antihistamines from time to time). I loooove cats, they are so awesome :D (but i dislike being allergic!)
JayPea -
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Three things:
1. Now I know what Cerulean blue eyes look like - very pretty!
2. He looks part gremlin (in a very cute way), so don't feed him after midnight and don't let him get wet.
3. Maybe to sure his wool addiction, you need to take him to the source. What would he think of wool on the hoof?!!
JayPea -
JayPea
*Cure*
Badmama1023 -
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I like the idea of taking Ichabod to the source of his favorite form of fiber...only problem?? Most sheep aren't wormed enough to be safe for kittehs!!! But the lanolin in the fresh wool would probably help clean out his digestive tract!!!
ctti -
I normally don't fancy cats with such huge ears but there's something about Ichabod that endears me to him. Maybe it's his striking blue eyes or his subtly beautiful fur but he seems like such a little darling!
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LOVE the attitude in this pic!
docsquid -
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What an impressive cat, with such a great set of ears! He is lovely.
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A Siamese is what you get when you cross a cat with a dog! My mom's little blue point loved to chew on anything fuzzy, including a rather expensive sweater and a hand-made afghan. It's a good idea to invest in a good hairball remedy so whatever goes in comes out!
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cute!!!!!!!!!!1
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Ichabod must have a very high IQ. He just radiates intelligence. (I came back to visit him!) He's definitely a "One." (Unique, that is.)
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That was gud chickn. I can has moar?
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debzia -
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debzia
Ichabod looks very human in this pic. Better than human, actually. He's adorable!
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Ichabod's first picture reminded me of our neighborhood's "free-spirit" Eddie with those beautiful blue eyes. Long live Ichabod! -- handsome fellow!
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