Nicknames: calico "girl-girl" cal cal,pretty girl calie
Gotcha Date: May 20th 2009
Birthday: March 29th 2009
Likes: interactive play time with mom and "treat time"!!!
Pet-Peeves: sneak attacks from her brother tiny
Favorite Toy: shoes strings a little mouse on a string, and da bird
Favorite Nap Spot: in the living room window and in the dinning room chairs.
Favorite Food: loves to get kitty cat treats
Skills: takes her foil ball upstairs to mom for playtime and talks with it in her mouth
Arrival Story: Calie is one of 5 kittens from a feral cat colony. A friend feeds a colony of feral cats in her neighborhood and we trapped them, had them "fixed" and released them. One of them was Ivey a preganant kitty. About 4 weeks after she had her kittens we found them and I took them and her home with me. The kittens were sickley and had matted eyes runny nose ear mites fleas...and they were very scared. After lots of TLC they all became very loving kitties. Calie and her brother Wilie (he got adopted)were the largest of the litter the other three were very tiny. After two weeks when all kittens had been put on solid food, Moma ivey was "fixed" and returned to the colony. I began placing ads and asking everyone I knew liked cats, to take a kitten. Calie is one of the five that found her forever home with us. Well of the five four of the babies found their forever home with my husband and I and our two cats booboo and little boy it has been an adjustment but lots of fun. Before booboo and little boy skids had been our only cat for 19 1/2 years before she went to the bridge with CRF
Bio: Calie has adjusted to the loss of her sister Alley they were litter mates and spent much of their time napping,eating, and playing together. Calie was really outgoing until Alley was gone then she had some pretty low times where she would go into hiding for hours. There were times when she get a little depressed and chooses not to spend time with us. Now she joins us most all the times rarely hides from us and sleeps with us a lot of times. She has alwasy been the first one to the food bowl. We are so furry glad we were able to give all of them a home.
Grandma was here the other night visiting mom and while i like Grandma I don't normally come and hang out unless it is just her and I like when she sits with us when mom is away. Ok so the other night grandma was here and she brought her friend I chatted an her but she was a stranger I had only met 3 or 4 times so I hide in the window seal. The thing is it was kinda chilly in the house and grandma said so and suggested mom turn on the little heater in our room it looks like a little fireplace and grandma likes to see it burn. Mom said "it's not really that cold" well grandma turned it on any way and they all sat down at the computer which was on the table in our kitty room ( this room used to be the formal living room and now it is a room with wicker furniture and kitty trees)
Then mom said to grandma "look" and there I was sittin pretty in front of the pretty little fireplace heater with my eyes closed as I faced the heat. When mom said "calcal" I said "meeew" (kinda a short high pitched kitten like mew) Yea grandma gets it I needed heat and she knew it I stayed in the room with them (and the heater) the rest of the evening.
I kept asking little boy that over and over Mom said it sounded like murrewo mrrrp meewwowww? but he knew what I was asking.
See what happened is he was out side (again in the little kitty enclosure on our fenced in patio so this is a double fence) and mom heard a very loud kitty scream MMEEEEROOOWWW! and little boy burst thru the kitty door and his tail and eyes were very big.
Mom calmed him down and she went out to have a look around and she said it smelled pretty strong like a skunk on the patio.....so did little boy see a skunk and scream at it and thus scare it so it sprayed the area? WE don't know for sure but seems like that might be what happened, but little boy does not smell like skunk on his fur when mom and I smell him. Our home is not in the country either but there is a little forest at the back of our townhome subdivision so maybe a skunk came from there to our patio. mom really wants us to speak human but really she needs to speak kitty and we are totally telling her what is going on,
Dad told mom he heard me fussing at her the other night he said he had never heard me use words like that with her before. Mom did not understand what he was talking about and he said really? Then he told her I was fussing at her real bad about one or two oclock in the morning. why? they don't get it but they think I was sleeping real good and mom went and moved around in a way that woke me and I was not happy camper. Mom doesn't recall any of this but dad told her she even soothed me like this "calie it's ok" "lay down" "moma loves calie" "go night night" and dad said I continued to fuss for a long time. Well really I was going "night night" why did she feel the need to wake me? I wish they could understand kitty talk and really how did mom sleep through that?