Owner of Simon Teakettle Ink, and www.SimonTeakettle.com


Simon the Elder born 1970, lived to age 17

Simon the Younger, born 1987, lived to age 19

Simon Teakettle III (Terzo), born 2006


*  Mentioned on CBC radio network programs beginning in 1981: R.S.V.P., The Radio Show, Basic Black, Morningside, Gabereau, Disc Drive, Here’s To You

*  exchanged letters with Bill Richardson’s cat on the CBC radio network program Cross Words

*  co-author of Mewsings/Musings, award-winning humor book (published in 2001)

*  appeared on Animal Planet (2002 Canadian Pet Awards) broadcast on Discovery and repeated several times subsequently on the CTV network

*  profiled in Great Cat Stories: Incredible Tales About Exceptional Cats, by Roxanne Willems Snopek,  published in 2005 by Altitude (in their Amazing Stories series)

*  contributed to nine anthologies, including The Magic of Animals, by Dr. Wendy Di Rodio (2005)

*  contributed to magazines in the U.S. and Canada, most notably CATS Magazine

*  featured in an article in Cat Fancy, November, 2008

*  mentioned in an article in U.S. Business Week, 2008

*  mentioned in an article on the MSNBC.com website 

*  had a table at the 2007 World Press Freedom Day luncheon

*  featured on syndicated cable radio show, Pet Pointers, hosted by Dr. Greg McDonald, DVM.

*  featured on the syndicated radio show, Pet World (originating at WGN, Chicago, October, 2007), hosted by Steve Dale, as well as in Steve’s award-winning Tribune Media column.

*  featured on Holder Tonight on CJAD Montreal, hosted by Peter Anthony Holder, November, 2006

*  featured in an article by Suzanne Morphet in the Careers section of the Globe & Mail, March, 2007

*  received personal letters from Mildred Istona (Chatelaine), Peter Gzowski (Morningside), Vicki Gabereau (Gabereau), Jurgen Gothe (Disc Drive), and many fans across the country

*  received a needlepoint version of his 12 Days of Christmas created by a fan after she heard it on Basic Black (she also sent Simon an embroidered blanket)

*  has his own seat at the Irving Greenberg Theatre in Ottawa, home of Great Canadian Theatre Company (where Simon has been a patron since 1982)

*  is an ArchAngel (top level patron) of the 100-year-old Orpheus Musical Theatre Society

*  is the leader of the Simon Teakettle Virtual MEWSical Society, called Plenty of Paws and a Flurry of Feathers, for which he PURRsonally selected 33 cats from Greece, Cairo, England, Israel, New Zealand, California, Massachusetts, New York,  Georgia, Illinois, the NWT, Alberta, and various cities in Ontario and Quebec, with a grey parrot from B.C. as its featured drummer

*  has his own Fan Page on Facebook

*  has had his own calendar since 2010, produced by Ottawa Photo.

*  has a Fan Club with more than 100 cats, more than 50 dogs, a parrot, 4 alpacas, a llama, a horse, a rabbit, 2 fish, 4 hens, a robin, two ducks, a pig, a goat, and a flock of wild turkeys, from eleven countries on four continents

*  featured in the 2012 Christmas card sent by the Great Canadian Theatre Company

*  mentioned in an article in the December, 2012, Cat Fancy, about teaching cats to respond to words and phrases

The Virtual MEWSical Society