Hello again, humans. I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been quite busy.
I’m coming to you today to let you know that I have recently added a Frequently Asked Questions section to my site. You humans have a lot of questions, and I’m feeling generous, so I answered some of them.
If you aren’t following me on Twitter (@disneylandcats), you are really missing out on some very insightful musings and other clever content. This week, for instance, after the visit to Disneyland by Grumpy Cat, she and I actually had an enjoyable Twitter conversation. We decided to form our own Disneyland Social Club, and I designed our denim vests.
We are currently taking suggestions for what our Social Club should be called, but my favorite front-runner so far was submitted by @LivelySkip: Lucifer’s Angels. If you have any other witty ideas, comment below.
Well, humans, it’s been a very busy day here on my blog. Apparently the folks over at Communicore Weekly were clever enough to recommend my site to their Facebook fans, and thousands of you flocked over here to view my lovely posts. I’ve heard that humans like it when they are rewarded for doing a good thing, so as your reward, I will give you another of my splendid cat profiles.
The photo for this profile comes courtesy of @MrGiovanniello on Twitter. Remember that if you have a picture of one of us and would like to see the kitty profiled here, email me your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
Favorite Hangout: The Esplanade
Hobbies: Patrolling, Board Games, Home-Brewing
Favorite Ride: Disneyland Monorail
Interesting Fact: Once got stakeout advice from a bloodhound.
Most humans understand that one of our main jobs as Disneyland Cats is to keep the parks free of rodents, but you may not realize that some of us volunteer to take on other positions as well. One such kitty is Hector, who considers himself to be one of the members of the parks security patrol. He has made it his mission to traipse around the Esplanade when the parks are closed and sniff out any nefarious characters who may be lounging about. Unfortunately, the human security guards don’t seem to take his advice very seriously. Once, he alerted them about a very suspicious-looking dog who was acting a little too nonchalant. Another time, he tried report some humans who threw away a turkey leg while there was still plenty of meat on the bone. While the security cast members may not appreciate Hector’s work so far, one day they will learn what all of his yowls mean, and then he may finally be given the shiny badge he’s always dreamed about.
I’m back again, humans. Many of you have been following me on Twitter and Instagram as well as liking my page on Facebook, and I’m sure you’ve been glad you did so. Be sure to spread the word to both your friends and your enemies about how hilarious I am. And now, another cat profile. This time, you get to find out all about Peter.
Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Favorite Hangout: Hungry Bear Restaurant
Hobbies: Pottery, Astronomy, Pole-Vaulting
Favorite Ride: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Interesting Fact: Once ate 15 tubs of sweet potato fries in one night
There once was a time when you humans couldn’t go by the Hungry Bear Restaurant without spotting at least one Disneyland Cat because we have always had a feeding station located nearby. Recently, however, the food has gotten better at some of the other stations, so most of us are eating elsewhere. Peter has never wandered far enough away from this area to discover the other stations and faithfully keeps his post here instead. His one true love is sweet potato fries, and he knows he can find them in abundance at the Hungry Bear Restaurant. When not focusing on eating, Peter is an avid stargazer (hence his name being derived from Peter Pan, who loves to fly toward the second star to the right). While keeping his eyes toward the skies, he also enjoys watching the fireworks spectaculars. He gets very angry in the off season when the fireworks stop occurring nightly.
* Note from a human: Please don’t feed the cats sweet potato fries or any other foods from the park. They should really only eat the food from the feeding stations that is intended for them.
* Note from the cat: Butt out, human. Get your own blog!
I hate giving credit, especially where credit is due, but the picture for this cat profile was taken by one of you humans on Twitter. Thanks to @mckennakeuilian for providing this lovely photo of Jane.
Breed: American Shorthair
Favorite Hangout: Main Street Station
Hobbies: Tightrope Walking, Knitting, Croquet
Favorite Ride: Main Street Vehicles
Interesting Fact: Aspires to be an Olympic gymnast
Some of the Disneyland Cats prefer to stay hidden during the day so that we don’t have to look at you humans, but others enjoy the thrill associated with being the center of attention. So is the case with Jane. She has always dreamed of doing a balance beam routine in the Olympics, and she practices every chance she gets. The crowds don’t bother her. She just tries to think of them as the judges for her gymnastics routine. She has fallen a few times, but unlike weak human gymnasts, she always lands on her feet and never suffers any sort of injuries. When she has a particularly good day on the balance beam, she rewards herself by indulging in her favorite snack: fresh tuna. You can expect to see her in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She will be competing in the feline division alongside teammates McKitty Maroney and Catrielle Douglas.
I return to my blog with another cat profile. This time we’ll look at one of the kitties who lives in Disneyland. If you have a picture of one of us and would like more information about the cat in question, please tweet it to me @disneylandcats
Breed: American Shorthair
Favorite Hangout: Mine shaft across from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Hobbies: Sleeping, Archery, Yodeling
Favorite Ride: Sailing Ship Columbia
Interesting Fact: Once downed three cans of tuna in one sitting
You will need to have your eyes peeled if you want to catch a glimpse of Horace. He can sometimes be seen guarding the mine shafts along Big Thunder Trail. A native of Frontierland (or at least as far as he remembers), he loves to loiter in the darkened tunnels and yowl at any intruders, be they human, feline, or rodent. He wants to appear ferocious, yes, but he also just likes to hear his voice echo. After dark, Horace likes to ride the Sailing Ship Columbia to keep a better eye on his territory from the the Rivers of America. He will often hide below deck until after that infernal cannon has been fired before jumping up to one of the crows nests for the remainder of the journey. Occasionally, he forgets to come down and becomes an accidental cast member in Fantasmic!
Here he can be seen at one of his most common posts. Can you spot Horace in the picture? Have you ever spotted him in real life?
I thought I’d start a new series of posts here to give this blog a little life. I’m going to profile some of our cats with the most colorful personalities. First, meet Francisco!
Breed: Long-haired Tortoiseshell
Favorite Hangout: Grizzly Peak across from Taste Pilot’s Grill at DCA
Hobbies: Sleeping, Hiking, Gardening
Favorite Ride: Soarin’ Over California
Interesting Fact: Dreams of piloting his own glider aircraft
If you have never seen a Disneyland Cat at the parks before, it probably means you’re not looking hard enough. We are everywhere. But if you need a little help finding your first kitty, Francisco is your best bet. He spends almost every day in the same place: the lower hills of Grizzly Peak right across from Taste Pilot’s Grill. He loves this area because he can blend in with the surrounding colors but can also keep an eye on his favorite attraction, Soarin’ Over California. An aviator at heart, Francisco is content to rough it in the deserts of Condor Flats with the hopes that he will one day have learned enough about flying to pilot a plane, even for a short flight. He pays keen attention to every performance of Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline to perfect his knowledge of aviation lingo. Several times a day, he’ll sneak into Soarin’ and ride to his heart’s content in an under-seat compartment.
Francisco knows the old wives tale that Tortoiseshell Cats (Torties) are supposed to be lucky, so he loves pretending to hide in plain sight and getting spotted by passing guests. He can bring you luck too, but don’t try to pet him or you may find your luck has run out.
Hello humans! You probably found this blog via my Twitter feed @disneylandcats
I’ve found that there are some things I can’t say in 140 characters (I know, I’m so verbose), so I decided to start this page so as to be able to expound on any thoughts I may want to share with you.
There has often been some confusion about who we are and our lives here at Disneyland (I’ve even heard the hideous rumor that we don’t exist), so I decided to try to clear it all up for you. Check out the About link here on the blog to read all about our history. I wrote the first part, and then I also asked a human to tell our story from a two-legged perspective. I must admit, I’m better at writing than I am at reading, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of his summary.