Our Cats

Sambuca Nigra

May 1, 1998
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:

Imperial Lord Sambuca Nigra, the Undefeated of Lower Wombleshire

“Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed… the Great Cat.”
Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes

  • Nicknames: Buca
  • Quick Bio: Chartreux/Siamese Mix
  • Coloration: Charcoal/White
  • Health: “Hypercat” (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Pet-Peeves: Someone playing with his toes & daily Potassium gel dose
  • Favorite Nap Spot: On the bed, the back of the sofa, top of the cat tower, or in the sink of the master bath
  • Favorite Food: Anything that moves… i.e. Grasshoppers & Hartz Dental Treats
  • Skills: He can catch and eat any bug in the house in no time flat
  • Dwells: Indoors

My name originates from the scientific name for the elder tree, ‘Sambuca Nigra’, which grows abundantly throughout Italy. I am a Black and White Chartreux/Siamese Mix. Next time you’re seeking a little Italian mystery after dinner, order up a sambuca. And whether you’re superstitious or not, make sure to count those coffee beans (odd numbers, never even, for good luck).


Our Cats at Rainbow Bridge

Margherita Dulcedo (GA)

November 27, 1995 – August 9, 2016
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:

Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Margherita Dulcedo, the Vehement of Middle Witchampton

“The cat is a dilettante in fur.”

  • Nicknames:Rita
  • Quick Bio: Manx Mix
  • Coloration: Tortie Tabby
  • Health: Deceased from Chronic Renal Failure (CRF). Hypertension – former “Sugarcat” (insulin dependent feline diabetic) & former “Hypercat” (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Likes: Food, treats mostly
  • Pet-Peeves: Loud noises and blood testing
  • Favorite Toy: Feet & hair
  • Favorite Nap Spot: Breakfast bar stool or on a heating pad
  • Favorite Food: Wellness Core Dry  & Hartz Hairball Formula
  • Dwells: Indoors
  • Arrival Story: A friend of mine found her in an alley trash bin. Someone had taped her shut in a cardboard box at 6 weeks and thrown her out. She is my miracle rescue kitty.

My name is taken from the Santa Margherita winery in Italy. Dulcedo is the name of their high end dessert wine, whose description fits me very well, if I do say so myself: “Powerful and at the same time delicate, the flavor transmits all its sweetness and complexity in a way that surprises.” I am a Tortie Tabby Manx Mix, and I am also a Feline Diabetic in remission. (Ooooo, I hated those blood tests!) I have also overcome Hyperthyroidism by receiving a Radioactive Iodine treatment.


Bacardi Gold (GA)

May 15, 1997 – October 17, 2011
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:

The Very Reverend Bacardi Gold, the Nefarious of Much Leering

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”

  • Nicknames: Baby
  • Quick Bio: Maine Coon
  • Coloration: Orange Cream
  • Health: Deceased from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Likes: Watching TV & hissing at visitors
  • Pet-Peeves: Any human…
  • Favorite Toy: Shoes & Sambuca’s tail
  • Favorite Nap Spot: On the office desk, top of the cat tower, or in the bathtub
  • Favorite Food: Anything that a human will eat & Fancy Feast Classic Canned
  • Dwells: Indoors

Most people sing in the shower… but I like to whine in the bathtub. I am named after the amber colored rum, and I am an Orange Cream Maine Coon. Unfortunately, I don’t trust many humans, so I spend most of my time hissing – But then, that sort of goes well with mewsic too. My Meowmie sings professionally, and I like to sleep next to her when she rehearses because it is very relaxing. I had decided to work on my vocal training with Meowmie, because I love being such a ham.