Friday, August 19, 2011

Pets on Quilts Show: Tycho

Oh, this cat.
 That's him in my profile picture. He loves fabric. He helps on every quilt, no matter how many times I tell him to go away. He doesn't even have a favorite part of the process to nap on - he'll manage to get in the way every step of the way.
His name is Tycho Celchu. Yes, I'm that big of a Star Wars fan. (His brother is Wedge.) He was a stray, adopted from the shelter as a "young adult," so we have no idea of his true age. Best guess is early 2001, making him 10 years old now.
Can you see the difference in him between these the picture sets? He had bladder surgery in late 2009 - I like to tell him he cost me a serger. Afterward, he packed on two pounds (20 percent of his weight!) Now he spends a little more time napping, though he can still manage the jump onto the cutting table.
He LOVES the Dude. We were worried because he's a rough cat with adults - his favorite game is lick-lick-chomp-your-hand - but he doesn't use claws on kids. Which means the two of them often conspire to stay underfoot in the sewing room.
Of course, if I'm not sewing, he completely ignores me. Oddly, when a quilt is done, he won't sleep on it.

There's plenty more cats and dogs on quilts at SewCalGal's quilt show! (But you should vote for Tycho, #89. "Oh, Mom, this is the fabric I won for you. OF COURSE I can sleep on it.")

Also, I'm having a giveaway here. :)

32 comments:

  1. Tycho is beautiful - love how you set up the photo display. He looks like a very happy kitty.

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  2. What a funny cat! Won't sleep on the finished quilt. Looks like he was worth the price of a serger!

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  3. He is lovely, and I see just what you mean about liking all stages of quiltmaking. How funny though that he loses interest when a quilt is finished.

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  4. HAHAHA only inspecting WIPs. Love it!

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  5. What a truly beautiful cat and love your quilts too. I'm so proud of you for being such a loving mom and giving up your surger to ensure Tycho had the medical care he needed. I hope he lives a very long and healthy life. I know he is loved very much, which warms my heart. I wish every animal had such a special home with quilts too!

    Thank you for sharing in the Pets on Quilts Show.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  6. Tycho looks friendly and is so handsome. He's another fabriholic.

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  7. Your cat is lovely! And he love the fabric ... like us! Hahaha! A hug!

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  8. Every quilt room needs a good inspector. Your kitty is beautiful and looks alot like mine!

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  9. Beautiful! Funny how he will not hurt your son, but it's a free for all with adults. Smart and gorgeous. Thanks.

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  10. oh wow! Tycho is so beautiful! Love that white coat!

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  11. That is funny that he won't sleep on a finished quilt! He is lovely - I do love white cats!

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  12. Cute pics, thanks for sharing! :) Cats really seem to love sewing machines, don't they.

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  13. Tycho is a "process" cat. I love how he even gets involved before you cut!

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  14. Tycho is beautiful, love his coloring!

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  15. How great that he helps you every step of the way! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Tycho is into the details only kinda fella! haha!
    Pretty boy his is too.

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  17. Tycho is absolutely wonderful....love the group of pictures. He is a gorgeous cat!

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  18. How funny! I used to have a cat that played lick lick chomp too!

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  19. It is like looking at pictures of my Tika Kitty in someone else's sewing room! Only, I think my Tika kitty is a lot bigger then your Tycho Celcho. I love your collection of pictures.

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  20. Tycho is gorgeous! I love the photo of him with the Dude.

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  21. What a cute Dude you have for your cat to play with. Looks like hours of fun on that sewing room floor to me.

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  22. Tycho's gorgeous. Love all the interference pics! lol!! Too funny that he doesn't like completed quilts. Although, one of our cats is real blase about the finished ones, too.

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  23. I think it's hilarious that he won't sleep on the finished ones :) What a great set of shots :)

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  24. tycho is beautiful, and of course material is for sleeping on. It's a cat's right!

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  25. Pretty kitties, and lovely helpers

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