Nicknames: Gimmers, Gim Gim, Gim, Gims, Gimli, what are you doing, son? (when he's being weird), Handsome Man, Hot Rod, Gimli Littletail, The Big Guy
Birthday: August 20th 2004
Coloration: Tabby and White
Likes: Kneading on me in the middle of the night after I forget to trim his nails, dragging clothes around, talking to himself, meowing (calling for me) when he's looking for me and following me around, dragging dirty clothes out of the closet
Pet-Peeves: Isis, a litter box even if it has one tiny piece of poop, when K.C. hisses and paws at him
Favorite Toy: Poor Camo Monkey! (that gets dragged around and kneaded on)
Favorite Nap Spot: On the big bed, on K.C.'s bed, and he sleeps by me every night
Favorite Food: Solid Gold, Temptations treats, and Friskies Tasty Treasures
Skills: He can jump from the dresser onto the bed, he can walk backwards and sit on the other kitties' heads and he has a certain meow he uses to call me when he wants to find me, he jumped on a stack on boxes 5'2" tall, being a show kitty!
Arrival Story: Gimli is the son of Aphrodite. He is a registered HHP (Household Pet) with the TICA (the International Cat Association) and is a Triple Grand Master (TGM).
Bio: Hiya Hiya, I'm Gimli! My human dad was complaining that he never names any of us cats, so he named me. Well, he got tired of mom's calling me "Handsome" and he said I needed a real name. He named me after Gimli, the dwarf in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy since we Manx cats are very stocky. I was born on August 20, 2004 at 5:55 pm. I was the first born in Aphrodite's second litter. I was the shyest one in the litter, but then after my three siblings left for their new homes, I became more outgoing. Meowmie and dad thought for sure that I was going to be the first to be adopted. Four humans were interested in me, but they all had to decline later on. Maybe that was a sign that my humans should keep me! I love my human mom! I sleep by her EVERY night! When I was a kitten, I liked to wake her up during the middle of the night while she was sleeping just to get her to pet me and I would knead on her stomach. That sure kept her awake! I still do knead on her stomach! My cat dad is a brown mackerel tabby rumpy riser Manx. That's how I got my little tail. It is about a half an inch long. One of my sisters (blue and white) is named Pippin--she's a stumpy; my brother (tuxedo) is named Boots--he's a longy; and my youngest sister (blue tabby with white) is named KC (Kitty Cat)--she's a stumpy (she lives with us now).
I was very excited to be a DDP yesterday! Thank you Catster HQ and the Diary Lady! I should thank the new kitten too, since my entry was about him! :)
Thanks to all my Catster furiends for the concats, pmails, and rosettes:
Milo & Family (Fort Worth); Finney, Lacey and Alex; Karma Kitty and Family; Tate; Redford, Cooper, Tundra & Family; Oreo, Thomas, Brantley, Callie & Family; Tabatha; Angel Buddie & Sassy!
The kitten is doing very well. He is eating Friskies pate, KMR, and Taste of the Wild canned food. He doesn't have a name yet, but I am sure he will get one soon. It seems like he is already getting bigger. He sure does love mom. After dad left for work this morning (mom doesn't have to work this weekend--yay!), the kitten and I went back to sleep on the big bed with mom. Mom is going to try to get some videos of him with our digital camera (it's old though--mol) and put them on youtube. Do you think his videos will get lots of hits? When mom was at work yesterday even the store manager asked her how the new addition was. MOL
The kitten loves to play. He even does the sideways spider dance. MOL Mom didn't sleep well last night, so she went on the sofa to sleep with me and the kitten. When dad woke up, he came to the sofa and started playing with the kitten.hehe Tomorrow, dad and mom are going over to Candy and Grandpa's for dinner and they are going to bring the kitten! Boy, they are in for a real treat!
Well, it all started on Tuesday when mom was at work. It was a little before 4 pm (mom got off work at 6 pm) and mom was working one of her departments. The store manager called her on the walkie talkie and asked her to come to the receiving area of the store. Well, there was a box. And guess what was in the box? Well, you probably don't even have to guess--a kitten. He is a blue mackerel tabby (like Kahlan!) and he is approximately 5 weeks old. The Assets Protection Team found him in stuck somewhere in one of the truck loading docks. They had already called animal control. Mom thought a few minutes and held him and said, no that she would take him. So they called animal control back and said that an employee was taking him home. Well, dad was upset when he saw mom with the kitten. He had to leave to record with one of his bands, so mom didn't really know how upset he was. Well, he didn't stay upset for too long (he still may be a little) because he was holding the kitten last night and asking the kitten what his name was. MOL The kitten stays in the bathroom during the day and in a carrier in mom and dad's room at night. Today is mom's day off work and she already took a nap with him. MOL Now he is sitting by mom on the sofa while she helps me type in my diary on the laptop.
He sure does like his belly rubbed. He is sleeping on his back with his paws in the air purring loudly.
I've been tagged by my pal Bob (198868) to play the Ice Cream tag game. I'm supposed to name my favorite ice cream and the ice cream that describes me.
My favorite ice cream flavor is caramel or butterscotch (if there is such a thing)! I like caramel or butterscotch jell-o. And, the ice cream that best describes me is Rocky Road! I am multi-colored and a little (or maybe a lot) nuts! MOL
I have tagged the following cats:
Callie Rose 492791
Bruce (The Boss) 181778
Jasper of the Manx Mansion 580722