Cats of Fantasy Twitter – Kitten, Comet, and Blitzen • IDP Guys

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The celebrities of our next article within the Cats of Fantasy Twitter series — Comet, Blitzen & Kitten

The Cats

Next up in our Cats of Fantasy Twitter series are @JoeyTheToothIDP and his cats Comet, Blitzen, and Kitten These three felines are members of his family and a few of his daughter’s favorite friends to play with. Keep reading below to learn more about each of those sweet cats.

Kitten

We’ll start with Kitten, the most recent member of the family. Joey’s family rescued this seven-year-old, long-haired calico from the pound. Present in the woods as a feral kitten, she had some initial trouble adjusting to the household. Now, she likes to purr loudly and drools when she does. Kitten also drools when she’s comfortable and appears to be a fan of drooling normally.

Comet

Comet, a light-weight and dark grey-striped Maine Coon, was a Christmas present for Joey’s daughter. Joey knew Comet could be theirs after they saw how Comet got together with Blitzen. The 2 of them loved to play and were quick best friends.

Comet loves feet. Well, he likes to attack feet — Joey’s particularly — nearly every morning. If we ever get that “Feets and Meats” podcast off the bottom, it looks like we’ve got ourselves a mascot. One other strange behavior of Comet’s is nursing off the family dog’s nipples, which he does infrequently. Strange, indeed, but that’s par for the course for these little fur balls as we’ve seen in this text series.

Blitzen

Blitzen can also be a long-haired Maine Coon. Blitzen is the unique of the 2 Maine Coons within the household, cuddly and fluffy. While he doesn’t have many personality quirks beyond those which might be normal for the breed, he remains to be a personality.

Blitzen has been known to team up with Comet and repeatedly chases Kitten across the house. Kitten eventually holds her ground, hisses, and spits on the two terrorizing Maine Coons. Maine Coons themselves are an exceptional cat breed and have some traits that many other cat breeds don’t.

Maine Coon

Originally, they were ship cats before making their way onto land in Maine, USA. A genetic leftover from those days is the Maine Coon’s natural affinity for water, which they proceed to be fascinated by. Whether or not they’re joining you within the shower or holding a paw under the running faucet, these little guys love the water as a characteristic to this present day.

During their time onboard the sailing ships of the past, Maine Coons were legendary for his or her ability to regulate mice and rats onboard. Their long and hardy fur coat kept them warm and comfy even on the coldest and wettest of journeys.

Once I originally went to get myself a cat that is the breed I wanted. The value tag and exceptional rarity of those cats caused me to find yourself getting Peanut from the Humane Society as an alternative. Not only are Maine Coons costlier but also they are harder to buy as a result of their popularity as a breed.

Originally hailing from Maine (hence the name) and known for his or her mouse-hunting abilities, these exceptionally furry little guys have come to be referred to as “gentle giants”. Weighing as much as eighteen kilos, these cats are larger than most and incredibly furry. While beautiful, their long hair could be a nightmare with shedding during season changes, so that they aren’t for everybody.

Fluffy Buddies

Their personality is described as “kittens in big catsuits,” and so they are known to be playful and friendly, great with kids, and smarter than most breeds. They’re dedicated to their human family and are well referred to as the primary – or second-most sought-after cat breed in the USA.

This breed is really the Ferrari of cats and is well value every dollar — you’ll be able to expect to pay anywhere from $500-2500 for one as a kitten, depending on pedigree and availability. Maine Coons are quick family members – loyal, smart, funny, and great with kids. Joey got lucky with these two, that’s of course.

From Feral to Familiar

Kitten, the long-haired Calico, began her life as a feral cat. She had to search out a technique to adapt to family life after surviving within the woods of Latest England for the primary a part of her life, followed by a stint within the pound. That raises an awesome query: we all know feral cats can adapt to domesticated life but how common is it and are there ways to make that transition easier than what Joey and his wife went through?

In his background information, Joey mentioned that he and his wife separated after which acclimated Kitten to the household. They took turns sleeping along with her until she was comfortable enough to roam the home unsupervised and live her recent life as an indoor kitty. Was there a neater way and was it possible that Kitten would never adapt to civilized society?

The important thing to Kitten’s socialization was the timing. Adopting a feral, or street, cat before 16 weeks of age is a much easier task than doing so with an older cat. Past that age, behaviors will be ingrained and far harder to melt.

Also, in relation to feral or stray cats, there are health concerns (resembling potentially infectious diseases) which might be exponentially more likely than with indoor cats. This makes adopting them dangerous to potential adopters. Long-term this implies the survival of the cat could be less likely and it could also put the adopting family’s pets in danger too.

Kitten’s Socialization

The timing was right for Kitten and it will appear she got to the pound sometime before those sixteen weeks. Veterinarians recommend gradual socialization for a cat that has been in a situation like Kitten’s by following these steps:

1: Seclude them from other animals and other human family members that hasn’t met them yet.

2: Slowly, over time, “open up their world”. By doing this regularly as an alternative of unexpectedly they’ll adjust to the brand new sights, sounds, and environment at a cushty pace as an alternative of it being “an excessive amount of”.

3: Be certain that they’ve gotten all of their shots and have a clean bill of health before proceeding with introductions.

It looks like Joey and his family did it the proper way and the result was one other beautiful member of the family, albeit one which drools in every single place. Joey has been an awesome cat dad for a few years now and is welcomed into cat society by his little critters. For that, we salute him and want him good luck on this 12 months’s cat league.

Kitten could have began as a feral cat but adjusted quickly and now enjoys luxury time

The Draft

Joey secured a top-five option with wide receiver, Jamar Chase

Offense

On the subject of competition in fantasy football, some are great on Twitter and crap where it matters (actually winning). Some are great at winning but crap on Twitter (that’s probably me). Very rarely, some are great at each and that’s Joey.

Not only does Joey produce top-level content and interact in thoughtful discourse on Twitter, but he also wins so much. I’ve been in title games against Joey greater than anyone else I’ve gotten to know since joining Fantast Twitter half a decade ago. This will not be his first rodeo.

Joey’s Strategy

His offensive strategy was to load up on quarterbacks since this can be a Super flex league. With Jalen Hurts (QB) and Tua Tagovailoa (QB) starting and Carson Wentz (QB) as a backup, Joey secured two dual-threat quarterbacks which have offensive weapons and needs to be very productive this season. Wentz is there as a backup plan or bye-week alternative.

Joey also told me he targeted wide receivers early and drafted several extremely explosive options which might be each able to winning every week by themselves including Jamar Chase (WR), Terry McLaurin (WR), and Deebo Samuel (WR), together with some high-upside backup options

Joey was in a position to draft solid RB options, despite putting less draft capital within the position up front since RBs will be picked up via waivers because the season continued. He picked up David Montgomery (RB), Ezekiel Elliot (RB), and Clyde Edwards Helaire (RB).

Moreover, this was a league with a tight-end premium and Joey drafted with that in mind. TJ Hockenson (TE), Hunter Henry (TE), and Noah Fant (TE) gave him loads of firepower and depth. At one among the “premium” positions on this league format, extra points are clearly on the horizon with that group of tight ends.

Once we think about the proven fact that Joey is a “zombie”, very like myself (he won’t die, he’ll all the time submit waivers, sets a lineup, and won’t make mistakes – you’ll be able to’t kill him easily), I already know a playoff rendezvous is probably going on the horizon and a title run could be very possibly within the cards for him.

Joey is betting big on an enormous second 12 months from Nick Bolton

IDP

Everyone knows @JoeyTheToothIDP has been an IDP author for years now. Joey has more clicks than most and parlayed his work in IDP writing right into a sweet gig at footballguys.com after many successful years here at IDPGuys.

Joey knows his stuff on the defensive end of things, and his draft strategy shows it. His strategy included the next:

  1. He went after three down linebackers (as a result of their positional scarcity on this format)
  2. Joey punted at defensive end (as a result of their abundance on this format)
  3. Joey saved safety and corner for last since they’re all the time available in any format.

Joey ended up going with Dre’Mont Jones (DT) for defensive tackle. This selection feels a bit of dangerous but could repay. He drafted Nick Bolton (LB), Zaven Collins (LB), Logan Wilson (LB), and Deion Jones (LB) as his all-important three-down linebackers.  After punting the defensive end, Joey still managed to grab Brian Burns (DE) and Shaq Barrett (DE) with Markus Golden (DE) as a late-round depth piece or bye-week fill-in. Not bad in any respect.

At safety, he drafted Antoine Winfield (S), Nick Cross (S), and Grant Delpit (S). That is an awesome mixture of young talent and dice rolls that could possibly be very productive this season. If Delpit or Cross don’t do what we predict they’re able to, Joey will easily give you the chance to blast them out of the airlock and find an in-season alternative.

For his cornerback, Joey drafted Rasul Douglas (CB). Rasul Douglas (CB), with the Packers, is up against the Vikings in week one at Minnesota. Those two high-octane offenses should mix for a ton of fireworks. The Douglas pick is an awesome example of an ideal cornerback stream and an option Joey was in a position to draft much later overall. Well done throughout.

Conclusion

Joey knows what he’s doing. He’ll be nice: he targeted the proper positions at the proper time. More importantly, he’ll make those all-important in-season adjustments that may allow him to compete all season long and be within the conversation for the championship when it’s all said and done.

The draft is a little or no piece of the general pie. The league is won is in week-to-week management. Joey has years of experience in that department, and he shall be a troublesome team to beat this season within the Cat League.

 

Thanks for reading this entry within the Cats of Fantasy Twitter article series! There are more to return, as fast as I can get them out. A special thanks to @JoeyTheToothIDP for joining me on this insane journey. Be certain that you go try his work, and we wish him luck on this 12 months’s cat league.

Keep a watch out for the subsequent installment on this series! It’s going to be here as soon as I can write it, and Faith can edit it and send it. Until next time!

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