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Sir Isaac Newton by 914four Sir Isaac Newton by 914four
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.

Canon 20D with EFS 60mm 1.2:8 Macro, flash
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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! 🐱
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.
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! 🐱
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
LuLupoo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
:salute: Sir Newton
914four Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup :-)
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.
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 :-)
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.
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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