|“||I would like to state, I do not, quote unquote, "piddle my cats." I r- I, the only parts I touch on them are their back and their heads. Nothing more.||”|
|Chris, addressing a rumor by trolls.|
The Chandlers have had at least twelve cats over the years. Several were taken in from strays that hang out in their yard and the origins of the rest are unknown. Chris provides basic care for the cats such as food, shelter, and vet trips in emergencies. Currently, Lucy, Sylvia, and Baby are still with the Chandlers as of 2019. Of the others, one was adopted out, five are deceased, and the statuses of the rest are unknown. Of the deceased cats, one died from old age, one after running away from home, two from illness shortly after being taken in from the strays in the yard, and one was killed in the 2014 house fire.
Cats currently residing at 14 Branchland Court
As of August 2021, it is unknown if there are any animals living in the hoard. The Chandler pets were taken in by neighbors after Chris and Barb were forced out of their home and promptly separated by the authorities. Two cats, both appearing to be Sylvia and Baby, were seen outside the house on August 29 2021, when a Kiwi Farms user confirmed Barb's return to the house. It is unknown if Barb took them back after her return from the hospital or if the cats were just instinctively hanging out at the place they used to live in.
Cats adopted out
- Main article: Liza, Patches and Sylvia
Lucy is a cat named after Lucille Ball, the other star of I Love Lucy. It is not known when she became a pet of the Chandlers, although it can be said for certain that she was a resident of 14 Branchland Court by 25 December 2004, as she appears in ChandlerFamilyChristmas Part 1. Of all the cats that have resided in the Chandler household, Lucy is the one who has lived the longest.
Chris posted a Facebook status on 24 November 2015 revealing Pollo, whom he introduces as a "new friend". Lucy made an appearance in Chris's "Seasons Greetings" video on 13 December 2015, where she sat in Chris's lap throughout the video, but got down the instant Chris asked her if she loved him.
Lucy was (possibly temporarily) taken in by a neighbor following Chris's August 2021 Arrest.
- Main article: Liza, Patches and Sylvia
A male gold cat with a "nasal problem". First mentioned in an October 2019 livestream in which Chris briefly discussed the cat, claiming it would be taken to a vet, then quickly changed the subject and demanded no one ask about the cat or "troll" him over it, presumably due to a history of weens spamming calls for welfare checks over his cats.
|In case you're wondering what that was, that's a cat - Baby, our gold cat, Baby. He has a bit of a nasal problem, okay, we're taking him to the vet. He's alright, okay, we're taking care of him... So don't ask about that! Don't troll me about that! Do not troll me about that!|
The cat briefly appeared at the 6:40 mark in the subsequent livestream Playing Twilight Sparkle’s Secret Shipfic Folder with the New Sonichu Deck!.
Baby was also taken in by a neighbor in August 2021, and likely received 'proper' treatment for his nasal problem around that time.
Due to the neglect on Sonichu Headquarters's yard, a population of stray cats live there, taking advantage of the unkempt lawn, the many hiding spots, and a plentiful food source. A fan who visited the property in August 2019 counted at least five such cats. Some of the most recent cats to become official Chandler pets were taken in from the strays. It is possible that the cats seen outside of the Chandlers residence on August 29 2021 were strays, despite looking strikingly similar to Baby and Sylvia.
Cats with unknown statuses
Desi is a tabby named after Desi Arnaz (one of two cats named after the stars of I Love Lucy, one of the Chandler family's favorite TV shows). It is not known when he became a pet of the Chandlers, although it can be said for certain that he was a resident of 14 Branchland Court by 25 December 2004, as he appears in ChandlerFamilyChristmas Part 1. Desi also makes an appearance in Chris's future message. In a Facebook message sent on 30 January 2008, Chris mentions having five cats. If it is correct to assume that Chris owned no more cats than the five mentioned in this article, we can conclude Desi was still alive at the time. However, in an e-mail sent to Blanca on 19 August 2008, Chris mentions having only three cats. In an e-mail sent to Jackie on 10 April 2010, Chris gave the names of his three remaining cats, with Desi not being among them. Based on this info, it can be inferred that Desi was no longer a part of Chris's household since as early as August 2008. It is not known whether Desi died, ran away or was given by the Chandler family to someone else.
Skittles is the fourth known cat of the Chandlers and was approximately 21 years old based on accounts from troll field agents. Skittles looked like a half-dead lynx on crack.
Very little is known of Skittles or its gender, but given the name, it can be assumed that it belonged to the Chandlers, as only someone batshit crazy or over the age of 50 would name a cat Skittles. Chris probably named it after his favorite candy (at least "Skittles" is more dignifying for the cat than to be named after a Sonichu character).
Cat number 5. Kitty seems to be the cat no one really seemed to care about, evidenced by the fact that she was simply named "Kitty". In ChandlerFamilyChristmas2004#Part 1, which was made on 25 December 2004, Chris mentions having two cats (Desi and Lucy). This suggests that Kitty was not yet a part of the Chandler household at that time. According to Chris, Kitty was a good friend of Patti, the Chandler dog. Since Patti died on 27 June 2006, this would mean that Kitty was already a pet of Chris for some time prior to that date. An email sent by Chris to Jackie confirms that Kitty was still living at 14 Branchland Court on 10 April 2010, along with Lucy and Scampers.
Kitty made an appearance in Chris's tour of his house, and starred in the Captain's Log video of 20 December 2009, where it was revealed that this cat can be added to the long list of things that hate Chris. Chris believes that it is normal for cats to hiss at, bite, and scratch people who pick them up.
Kitty's status is unknown. It is unclear whether she died, ran away, or was given away by the Chandlers (unlikely, given her aggressive behavior), or when she left the Chandler household. All that is certain is that she was no longer in the Chandlers' possession by January 2014.
Scamper is the second of Chris's cats. Originally confused with Desi, Scamper was a black and white coated cat. In ChandlerFamilyChristmas2004#Part 1, which was made on 25 December 2004, Chris mentions having two cats (Desi and Lucy). This suggests that Scamper was not yet a part of the Chandler household at that time. Clues from Sonichu #6 indicate that he was most likely a pet of Chris by the time Patti's death (27 June 2006). Episode 12.5 features an alternate reality in which Patti does not die on 27 June 2006. When Chris's character in the comics goes to feed Patti on that day, he encounters Scamper along the way. It is not unlikely that this is a reflection of reality, meaning that Scamper was already in Chris's possession by the time Patti died. It can be said with even greater certainty that Scampers was already living at 14 Branchland Court by the time of July 2006, as Chris started making Sonichu #6 on that month.
Scamper briefly shows up during the infamous Tour of Christian's House, in which he pauses for a moment before going outside to talk to them before continuing on his way. Other than that, Scamper appeared in comparatively few videos compared to Chris's other pets.
Very little info about him exists, except that, like Desi, he was not house-trained and shat everywhere. An email sent by Chris to Jackie confirms that Scamper was still living at 14 Branchland Court on 10 April 2010, along with Kitty and Lucy. He showed up in Tour of Chris's House II. The precise date in which the video was made is not known. Chris's narration in the video suggest that Bob was already dead on the time, suggesting that the video was shot after Bob's passing at 6 September 2011.
Chris confirmed in February 2016 that Scamper was killed in the house fire in January 2014. According to Chris, the cleaners found the body of the cat behind the toilet, dead from smoke inhalation. The Chandlers buried Scamper in the backyard and had a moment of silence.
Pollo was introduced to the Chandler Household on 24 November 2015. Pollo [ˈpo.ʝo] is Spanish for "chicken", although it is also a shortening of "Apollo". Chris pronounces his name "pole oh", probably in an attempt to sound British, although "pollo" is pronounced the same way in England as it is in the rest of the English-speaking world (also unintentionally referencing the British mints of the same name). His existence was revealed to the world by Chris via a Facebook status, which also confirmed that, as of 24 November 2015, Lucy is still alive as well. Pollo was referred to in the status as "Lucy's new friend".
In the "Seasons Greetings" video, uploaded on 13 December 2015, Chris states that Pollo is an outside cat. Pollo makes his first appearance on video in Lesbian Sleepover Party Announcement. He seemed to be in good health and shows affection for Chris, nuzzling him a few times.
Pollo made his second appearance in Chris's Specimen Sample, still showing affection towards Chris. Viewers have noted the particularly large and loud collar he wears, and the fact that Chris attempts to get him to look at the camera.
He was featured in Happy Cat, Pollo *kiss* *kiss*.
Just after midnight on 20 May 2018, Chris tweeted that Pollo was dying, posting a photo of him wrapped up in a blanket and saying Pollo was having difficulty breathing. As Chris was broke, he made a plea for eBay sales money in order to afford a trip to the vet if Pollo survived.
Chris announced on 19 September 2016 that he had a new cat, which he named Sorbet ("sor-BAY") because the cat's orange color reminded him of orange sorbet, a frozen fruit juice dessert similar to sherbet. Sorbet was part of a litter of four stray cats whom the Chandlers had been feeding for several months prior. At some point, two of the cats "went elsewhere", though Sorbet and his sister (whom Chris called "Orange Cream" because of her orange and white colors) remained. In September 2016, Chris noticed that half of Sorbet's left rear paw was missing, appearing to have been cut off. Chris found an inexpensive vet to treat the wound and allow Sorbet to be able to walk better. Following the operation, Chris adopted the cat. He kept him in his bedroom, with Lucy there to keep him company. Chris has stated that the donations he had been receiving from fans had helped him to better afford Sorbet's operation.
Like Pollo, Sorbet seems to be considerably more friendly towards Chris, and seems quite happy with being held. Unlike Pollo, Chris actually pronounces the name correctly ("sor-bay").
Sorbet makes a brief cameo in Eid, Pmurt, Eid, where the camera angle towards the end of the video shows that he is being held by Chris as he kicks a Transformers toy in a fit of tard rage over Donald Trump winning the Presidential election.
In December 2016, Barbara accidentally locked Sorbet in Chris's old bedroom overnight when the cat slipped into the room while Barbara was adjusting the thermostat and then closed the door without double checking if any pets were inside. Chris searched for and found him in the early morning when it came time to feed the cats.
Sorbet wandered off and was hit by a car on 19 May 2017.
|“||Sorbet was found today, by a neighbor. He had not returned home last night. Thank God I put my number on his tag. A neighbor found him, looking hurt, hiding in a gutter under their driveway. It took effort, and a water spray from a hose. We got him out; he suffered some head trauma; uneven pupil dialation, bruises and dings; some bleeding. Doctor said it looked like he was hit by a car. He's staying at the vet over the weekend for examination and bathing. Say a prayer for Sorbet in his quick recovery. We all love him. — feeling sad.||”|
Uneven pupil dilation is a classic sign of traumatic brain injury, so it was speculated that Sorbet may not live for very long afterwards. Fortunately however, Chris did later confirm that Sorbet returned home and recovered from his injuries after a short stay at the vet, having been cleaned up and confirmed to still have his sight and hearing. However, Chris later released a video on the 29th of May where Sorbet is shown to have breathing difficulties.
Chris posted a photo of his cat Lucy for International Cat Day on 8 August 2017. Among Chris's followers, the lack of photos of Sorbet raised speculation of the cat's passing. To counter this claim, Chris shared a photo of Sorbet. He appears again in the videos of Chris watching the solar eclipse at the end of August, but his condition appears to have deteriorated – his eye is very dilated and glossy, and his breathing is painfully loud and strained. Despite his injuries and potential illness, he still attempts to show affection towards Chris, but his attempts at meowing come out as strained snorts and gurgles, indicating that he may have fluid in his lungs; whether this is a complication of the accident or an undiagnosed illness is not yet known.
On 17 May 2018, Sorbet was declared missing, as confirmed by Chris' Facebook posts. Just 3 days after Sorbet's disappearance, Pollo died of natural causes, leading to two losses for the Chandler household within a single week. Months later, Chris confirmed to a fan that Sorbet is officially dead. To cope with the death, he believed that Sorbet recincarnated into dimension C-197.
- Main article: Liza, Patches and Sylvia
Possie was another stray kitten Chris adopted on 11 August 2019. She wandered inside while Barb was giving Clover and Snoopy a bath. However, she died after about two weeks, with the cause of death claimed by Chris to have been an unspecified illness. The exact date of Possie's death is unknown as Chris only mentioned it in reply to a fan inquiring about the kitten.
- January 2014 Facebook Posts#FIRE!
- Chris Chan Sonichu plays Twilight Sparkle’s Secret Shipfic Folder, Solitaire
- Chris emails 2004-2006#September 2006
- Sonichu 6, pp. 1-2.
- Cover of Sonichu 6.
- CatKnight Interview 3
- May 2018 social media posts#Pollo is dying
- September 2016 Facebook posts#Another new cat
- December 2016 Facebook posts#Sorbet lost, then found
- Twitter photo of Sorbet
- May 2018 social media posts#Sorbet is Missing
- Misc texts#Sorbet deceased
- August 2019 social media posts#Chris gets a new cat