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Sir Isaac Newton, or just Newton to his friends (i.e. everyone he's ever met), is a Chartreux, although without pedigree. The all grey cats have powerful jaws and little to say. Legend says that they were bred by monks as companions and mousers, and discretion was a must so that they wouldn't disturb prayers. Newton does not meow like a normal cat, at best he produces a brief squeak that sounds like a cork being twisted out of a wine bottle. He can purr quite loudly however, and behaves more like a dog than a cat. He comes when called and plays fetch. He also enjoys posing for photographs.

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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so cute sir Issac newton! What a great name! We had a cat that looked identical as Newton! I showed my mom last night your captions and photos, and she loved it! Oopy in the end would go throughout the house when lonely crying "Hello"! He was a really quite boy too! Thanks for sharing! 🐱
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914four Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He got his name from how he didn't quite seem to understand gravity :-)
I'm glad, Newton is a social animal and is instant friends with anyone he meets, he'd be pleased!
I'm sorry about Oopy, but it sounds like he had a full life with a loving family.
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's funny how he got his name, he looks very social! The sun glasses are and example of that, why he's a cool cat! Cute!

Oopy did have a long life full of love! They only live so long they are not like people. What is so difficult is you get so attached to them, at some point you have to let them go. We are stewards of these precious friends so we must give them all the love and care we can. Thanks! 🐱
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914four Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, Newton plays games (fetch is one, and he loves the wooden toy trains) and has always greeted anyone who came to the door, although lately, if the sun is very warm, he sometimes doesn't bother.
"You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals." - George Mikes
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
:salute: Sir Newton
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914four Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup :-)
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2katz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks like my baby boy - a lot. Except mine is a Russian Blue mix. Earl Grey has a voice more like a Siamese, and is chunkier than this pictures shows (almost 20 lbs). He used to play fetch (he grew up, I guess), likes to chew on plastic straws, is very sweet and is amazingly agile for such a large cat.
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914four Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Russian Blues and Chartreux are remarkably alike, but a purebred Russian Blue doesn't shed. If he has a voice like a Siamese, he may be part Korat; Korats tend to be much denser, Nikolai is always heavier than you would think when you pick him up, despite the facts he's smaller than Newton, who's on the left in this picture: [link]
I love the name "Earl Grey" btw, I wish I had thought of that :-)
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2katz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't name him. I prefer to name my cats (they're not boats, so no bad luck) but I kept his. Autumn (the tortietabby next to him) I renamed. They were adopted together.
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914four Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We adopted Newton from the vet, and though he was a year old they never told us his name. Come to think of it, none of our cats came with a name.
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2katz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Knowing the nature of a cat, he may have had a name but of course refused to answer to it. Autumn actually told me her name, true story. Everybody I know thinks her name is about perfect.
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914four Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other" - Stephen Baker
Newton knows when we are talking about him, his ears prick up even if he's pretending to be asleep. And he's gotten my cousin (who hates all cats but Newton and Niko) to actually talk to him over the phone, long distance too! :-)
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Archristol Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Handsome cat. :D
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914four Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'll tell him you said so, it will make his day :-)
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Archristol Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem. :D
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Swiftclaw0213 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that (was) my cats name!!! he was a tabby with one eye. [link]
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914four Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolences. How did he lose the eye?
They say great minds think alike :-)
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Swiftclaw0213 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
fox
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914four Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch. I'm going to assume she gave as good as she got, she looks pretty feisty in the photo.
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Swiftclaw0213 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*he
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914four Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oops, yeah, the name should have tipped me off.
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BossCandi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, he looks like the grey cat we used to have, Shadow. He was big and bold, but gentle as could be. We were forced to get rid of him...
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to hear that, it's always hard to lose a friend. We got Newton when he was about a year old because his first hosts couldn't deal with his biting. He doesn't bite hard (really just touches with his teeth) and has never hurt anyone, it's just his occasional way of showing affection, but I guess they didn't understand that. He is very gentle and is very protective of my son, standing guard whenever my son is in his playroom.
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BossCandi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... Our Shadow was the sweetest boy... We didn't want to get rid of him, but we weren't really given a choice. It was "either he goes, or we get kicked out"... And it was easier and cheaper to find him a new home then for us to move out...

And people really need to understand that in the wild, animals bite to show affection to other members of their species. There's no reason why pets shouldn't do the same thing to humans they consider part of their family group.
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand, and it's unfortunate that not all towns or cities have a bylaw that allows you to keep a cat (some boroughs of Montreal have this bylaw, it states that they can't refuse you an apartment if you own a cat, but I think it's limited to one or possibly two).
And you are right on the money, it's a very normal thing for animals to do. A chimpanzee will show trust by taking your finger and placing it between his teeth. Here is a cat quote that sort of re-enforces it too: "You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals." - George Mikes
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BossCandi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That quote is so true... :nod:
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I collect cat quotes, if you have any good ones lease feel free to share :-)
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BossCandi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"A house isn't a home without a cat."

No idea who said it though. It's on a wall plaque down at our local post office for some reason...

"Come on in, mind the cats."- Us whenever we have visitors. ;P

"If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up."
"Cats never strike a pose that isn't photogenic."

No idea where I heard those ones though. I think it was in this little cat book I brought mum one...

"One of the ways in which cats show happiness is by sleeping."
That ones from a cat themed diary I had last year. They had a page of quotes, and a list of famous people who had cats, and their names.

That's about all I can remember right now.
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of my favs:
"I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul." - Jean Cocteau

"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them." - Jim Davis

"With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" - Fernand Mery

"There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person." - Dan Greenberg

"The smallest feline is a masterpiece." - Leonardo da Vinci

"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats." - English Proverb

"Beware of people who dislike cats." - Irish Proverb

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine

"Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God." - Unknown

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Mark Twain

"How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Dogs have owners, cats have staff." - Unknown

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." - Anon

"There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats." - Anon

"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind." - Cleveland Amory
and the best of all:
"Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain's Notebook, Circa 1894
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