Likes: Affection! All people. I like to play with my foster sibs, even if they don't want to play with me. I chase the biggest one around, lol. It only took me four days to quit hissing at my sibs, even the dog!
Pet-Peeves: Being ignored. Being picked up when I'm really playful (although if you lie down, I'll immediately stop playing and come cuddle instead!)
Favorite Toy: Pennies on the floor, stuffed mice, feather wand and Shelley. Shelley doesn't like being a toy though.
Favorite Nap Spot: Mom's shoulder.
Favorite Food: I'm on a raw diet now and love it! Pork, turkey and chicken are great! Ground lamb is not so great.
Skills: MAJOR kitten mojo.
Arrival Story: ***** Update 1/5/10: I've found a forever home with 18 other cats! 6 of them have the same condition as I do! I'm so happy!!!!! "***** Story: I was a stray. A Good Samaritan picked me up and took me to the vet. I was in really bad shape - I was filthy and couldn't walk well. The person who found me thought I was very sick and told the vet to put me to sleep. But the vet didn't, and instead kept me at the clinic and started treating me. I made a remarkable recovery and run all over the place now!
I *might* have a very mild case of Cerebellar Hypoplasia. In CH, the cerebellum never fully develops, and the cat has balance and motor problems. It's not painful or degenerative - the cat is perfectly healthy and has a normal lifespan. In my case, I can walk and run just fine. The only "symptom" is a slight head bobble, which is adorable and just gives me more personality. My foster mom hasn't seen me jump yet, but I will probably learn soon now that I am in a home environment.
Anyway, this lady brought her dog in, and Doctor brought me out to see her. It turns out she has a CH cat too! Doctor thought maybe she could adopt me, or even just foster me. The lady went home, thought long and hard about it, and asked all her friends for their opinions. About half said no way, she doesn't need a sixth cat and it's time to admit she can't save the entire cat world. The other half said heck, what's one more? So she took the advice she liked, ignored the more sensible approach, and I came home with her tonight!
This is not my forever home, she says. I'm not so sure. I kind of like it here. Should I decide to stay, I will just turn on the super kitten mojo. I already have it running at low speed just in case.
Bio: I have the same birthday as my foster brother Lurch, except a year later!
My wonderful doctor is The Des Plaines Rising Sun clinic, an awesome husband/wife holistic practice in a northwest suburb of Chicago.