The Birthday Brothers’ Resume   1 comment

I can’t let May get away without celebrating the birthday of the two brothers without whom The House of Mars could never have been the House of Mars. The original Marshuns,  Marcel and Marceau. In their nine years, they’ve been asked to serve several roles and they’ve excelled at all.

Hospice Cats

September 11, 2005 – December 22, 2011

I got the idea to attend a pet adoption fair to  look for a cat,  one cat, for Niles who had cancer and was lonely after his beloved Fremont succumbed to his own cancer.

I appealed to the spirit of the Huge Biggie Fremont to direct  me to a suitable companion for the cat he’d protected for the the last five years of his life.




The first cats I came upon were none other than the Brothers Mar. How could I not adopt them both. Fremont had sent me a sign. These Fremont/Niles dopplegangers were the cats for his little Niles.



They not only proved up to the job of hospice cats, they excelled, never leaving Niles who spent his last weeks on the recliner.

Dog Trainers

2007 – 2013

Two years passed and I brought Marcos,  Mars#3 , home



It took a while but they all became buddies. Well, Marceau and Marcos did.



Marcel was more the trainer.  He believed in keeping his distance



Cat Correctional Guards

September 5, 2013 – present

Enter the 4th Mar, Marble

Need I say more? I can always say more, but what can be said about Marble that hasn’t already been said. He’s a criminal genius.


They accepted him immediately and now one or the other is always tagging along, keeping an eye on him.



 Many jobs, all well done, Twin Princes. May you stick around another nine years







Posted May 22, 2014 by virginiafair in Uncategorized

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  1. Thanks for making me laugh! I needed a good laugh after such a tough week. All I can say is, life at The House of Mars should never be dull :)
    Cat correctional guards! LOL

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