We cats have many friends, most of whom are invisible to the humans (except Isobel). Since there are so many of them, we call them "The Others". When one of us seems to have done something wrong, like flinging food around the dining room, knocking over a speaker, or something like that, the true culprit is one of The Others, such as Flingy or Speaker. Some of our best companions are Farty, Pie Wie, Pee Wee, and Trouble.
The first of The Others to become known to the humans were Bob and Cosmo's evil twins, Maynard and Matilda, respectively. They got into a lot of trouble. Later, the humans learned of Pee Wee, who paid us a visit in the old apartment to help Bob run circuits and play thundering herd. Pie Wie came on the scene some time after. Isobel was making a list of the others when she was about five, and she wrote down "Pie Wie". The humans told her that that would not be pronounced "Pee Wee", and she said, "Oh, that's Pee Wee's twin brother, Pie Wie." Farty has of course been with us always. He mostly hangs out in Dad's pants.
Pie Wie drives an ice cream truck. He has a very convincing man suit that he wears while he is working. He also does a good Boston accent, which he uses to great effect when telling the kids that their ice cream costs a "dollah".
One of the strangest of The Others, also discovered by Isobel, is Flat Fur Kitty. Flat Fur Kitty has no cells and so, as you might expect, is, uh, flat. With fur. And a kitty.
The most problematic of The Others is Trouble, who is a constant source of difficulty. Whenever we hear of a big problem somewhere, we know that Trouble must be involved. For example, we heard news reports that there was Trouble in New York recently, where there was a big blackout. No surprise there. Some time ago, we heard reports that an airplane had run into Trouble while taking off. We told him to stay away from the airport, but he simply won't listen.
Joe's evil twin made himself known very early on in Joe's life. His name is Deathwish. Deathwish liked to chew on wicker baskets and once got a piece of wicker lodged in the roof of his mouth. Deathwish came very close once to getting closed in the refrigerator, jumping in just as my Dad was closing the door.
Some Remarks from Joe
As you can read on my page, the humans came to rescue me from the shelter on Kitten Day. This year, on Kitten Day, they were supposed to go and get me a kitten of my very own, but they failed. So I went out and got a card on which I wrote:
Since you have failed to get me, Joe J Heck, a kitten on my proper Kitten Day, you now have to get me three kittens. I want the ones on the front of this card. I have named them, left to right, Linda J, Smiley J, and Snarfy J.
Some Remarks from Cosmo
I had two special friends among The Others, Starshine and Moonshine. Like me, they are very beautiful. But not as beautiful as I. No-one is as beautiful as I. Starshine dates basketball players. Moonshine dates Trouble when he's not being too naughty. We all love to put on our little girl suits, go to the mall, and shop until we drop. We all wear our little boots when we go. Mine are the most beautiful little pink boots with little sparkles on the sides. Moonshine's are slightly less beautiful little blue boots with little moons on the sides. And Starshine's are little purple boots, still not as beautiful as mine, with little stars on the sides. Starshine and Moonshine do not get into messes like the other Others do. They are sweet, like me. But remember, not as sweet as I, nor as beautiful.