Nicknames: Buttercup, Charlie Chocolate Paws, Chuck, Charliebug, boy bug, Mr., Mr. Charlie, Kit (original name), buddy, baby, little one
Gotcha Date: June 13th 2009
Birthday: March 15th 2009
Coloration: Gray Tabby
Likes: All toys! Climbing, jumping. His brother Leo. Meowing. Charlie has a special blankie (used to be mine but now it's his) and he likes to knead and nurse on it.
Pet-Peeves: If Leo even looks at a toy Charlie is playing with, Charlie's not happy.
Favorite Toy: Everything! Anything he can play fetch with or chew on. Loves the Cat Dancer
Favorite Nap Spot: Hasn't taken a nap yet! But I'm exhausted!
Favorite Food: TOTW, Chicken
Skills: He's like the energizer bunny! And he has meow that gets attention!
Arrival Story: About a year after my sweet Sally crossed the bridge, I was "just looking" at adoptable kitties on Petfinder. I came across Leo, Charlie's brother, and just fell in love. After some emails with the rescue organization, I went down to Tucson to meet Leo. Charlie was also there and the family that was going to adopt him had fallen through. He was adorable (of course) and I couldn't stand to separate them and leave Charlie behind. With lots of thought (and some support from Catster friends!) I made the decision to adopt Leo AND Charlie. They came home on June 13th, 2009.
Bio: When Charlie and Leo were about 2-3 weeks old, someone brought them into a vet's office in a shoebox. The vet couldn't take them and the person was headed to a local kill shelter to drop them off. A woman in the vet's waiting room offered to take them. She bottle fed them for 3 weeks and then they were taken in by their foster mother who provided loving care until they were ready to be adopted and come home with me!
According to Mommy, I was a real stinker yesterday. Chasing Lucy, guarding and growling to keep Leo away from MY food, and nipping Mommy. Let's see, I nipped her upper arm, I nipped her shoulder, and I got her legs and ankles all day long. It was her fault, really. She was taking photos and when she was taking Lucy and Leo's photos, I didn't like it. So I bit her. Repeatedly.
Puppy, Nuggets, Chuck: These are my current nicknames. Mommy also sometimes turns "Nuggets" into "Nuggies" when she's talking to me. Luckily she can't really understand catspeak, because I've got some nicknames for her! MOL!
And yes, if you've read Lucy's recent diary, you will have learned that I continue to nip my mommy. Here's the reason, even though I call her Mommy, I actually think of her more like a sister. And as we all know, sisters are fair game for nipping!