Our Own Int'l Cat Day....a Little Late....

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Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

. We have two feline children, Magic is 18 and a half....and Dini.....a/k/a Houdini Alpha Hanson is six. Now,...before you think...well that's poor "family planning"....Know that Dini arrived after Cosmo left us at almost 19 years of age.

      Magic was the runt of the litter...had to rescued from under the porch and so tiny and not quick to catch on to "cat like things".  David fed hime every couple hours until he figured that out on his own. He also didn't Magic on to the whole "give yourself a bath" thing. Cosmo...(named after Seinfeld character cuz he had big feet and was a little bit clumsy) was a great big brother. Magic would sit in the sunlight and let Cosmo give him a bath...no incentive to learn for a long time ! Under his sleek black coat is a techno-mind...he helps David...his only friend..guide the mouse over transactions before he takes his place in the sunshine for his afternoon nap. His gray whiskers come and go in number ...he tirelessly and bravely "chases" birds, squirrels, chipmunks and all things two and four legged safely from his side of the patio doors.

     Dini, unlike his older brother is extremely social...greets every visitor at the door and performs his lengthy list of tricks....fetch, catch, beg, rollover, give you a hug,...a little shy on kisses and sing is occasionally. Rewarded with treats he would perform . for hours...we get tired waaay before he does htths of Dini in  a bakether life. Lucky for Dini, Mom had already fallen in love with him when he "mistook" the tiny hearing aids on the nightstand for cat toys and chewed them to pieces. He knew how to redeem himself...always sitting on her feet as she read in the great room and sleeping with her nap and every night at her feet with one eye open. 

   Far beyond being her slumber party partner...if Mom wanted a glass of water...or help of any kind..Dini would immediately leave his "post" at the bottom of the bed and come into our room and Meow loudly to let us know she wanted something....and until we got up and took care of whatever she needed, he would rest...or be quiet and return to his post.

    Cat day is every day at the Hanson House....that is what Mom used to say about "Children's Day." Magic and Dini after all, are our children.

     This has been a true to life post brought to you by Sally K.& David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP  Realty honored to be Magic & Dini's parents...and to be serving southeastern Wisconsin for all thing real estate.

 

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James Dray
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Morning Sally.

Maybe on our visit we could meet Magic and Dini.  They do have their own personality, but I've never seen a cat doing tricks.

Aug 10, 2018 01:35 AM #1
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Jay Markanich
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I am such a dog person that when I go to the doctor I ask for a DOG Scan.  CAT scans just don't do it for me.

Aug 10, 2018 03:09 AM #2
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Lise Howe
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18 and a half - wow  that is truly magic!  Congratulations on having such wonderful children! 

Aug 10, 2018 04:22 AM #3
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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James Dray Dini would welcome you with open paws...Magic is Magic because he disappears around almost everyone except David.... a picture may be as close as you get !

Aug 10, 2018 04:30 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Sally... loved this post and you already know I'm a cat lover... but I don't know how anyone wouldn't become a cat lover after reading this. 

Aug 10, 2018 05:18 AM #5
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Sally and David, your fur children are adorable. Loved reading your story about them. They're lucky to call you Mom and Dad. 

Aug 10, 2018 05:23 AM #6
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Dini says he understands how you feel Nina Hollander he is very sure that even Jay Markanich would love his furry antics and warm, loving personality.

Aug 10, 2018 05:24 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sally and David - thank you for sharing another story of your feline family. Have a wonderful weekend. 

Aug 10, 2018 05:51 AM #8
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Jay Markanich
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Jay is allergic to cats.  I can go into an empty house and if cats lived there I can know it.  So Dini's furry antics would not appeal to me or endear him to me!

Aug 10, 2018 06:10 AM #9
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Not that you will believe this Jay Markanich BUT true story...even people allergic to felines...and we have a number of friends who are...have not sneezed, itched, swelled...or had any other adverse reaction to Dini...just melted when they were won over by his oh so wonderful winning personality !

Aug 10, 2018 06:20 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Sally. This is lovely and moving. My four pups bring me the same kind of joy.

Aug 10, 2018 07:16 AM #11
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Brian England
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Two wonderful looking cats that are well worth celebrating every day of the year!

Aug 10, 2018 08:18 AM #12
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Ginny Gorman
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What a great way to celebrate cat day at the Hanson home, Sally.  A tribute to all!

Aug 10, 2018 12:14 PM #13
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Jay Markanich
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When the kids were little I took them to a small zoo.  The big cats were in open-air cages all along a thin road that people could walk on.  As I approached I started sneezing, and kept it up, along with wheezing, for the rest of the day!  I cannot be around cats!

Aug 10, 2018 01:22 PM #14
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I am glad you referred to them as children because that is exactly what we think about the dogs we have had. Even though Henri is approaching 122 we still think of him as our baby.

Aug 10, 2018 03:54 PM #15
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I love both dogs and cats, but because of allergies inside pets are not an option

Aug 10, 2018 03:56 PM #16
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Hi Sally and David- Well it's about time Magic got some press!!!  We've had both dogs and cats and like them both. I know that Dini has you wrapped about his little paw!

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Loved hearing about the older one too, Sally! Magic & Dini are such opposites but, I love hearing the Dini stories too! 

Like you, every day is Cat Day at our house...and Dog Day too!

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