Nicknames: Princess, Princess Boo, Her Royal Highness, Butterfly Soul, BUB (Beast Under Bed)
Gotcha Date: February 10th 2011
Birthday: August 12th 2010
Likes: to play with her catnip toys, play with things that can be moved along the ground like 'prey'.
Pet-Peeves: Other cats. She wants to be the Star of the Show and loves attention.
Favorite Toy: She loves to play with every toy! She's very active
Favorite Nap Spot: On top of the cat tree!
Favorite Food: She eats chicken fancy feast and felidae dry food
Skills: She is special on her own-probably her breathtaking looks...a tiny mini maine coon at 6lbs!
Arrival Story: One day we got a call from Bobbi Giordano, Founder of Bobbi and the Strays. She asked if we could help her out. A neighbor of hers had found a really beautiful long haired cat, but he couldn't keep her because a male cat of his was very aggressive and territorial. Bobbi could not take her because Princess is FIV+. As it happens, we have 2 boycats who are FIV+, and 2 older girl cats who are not. We said we would, but it would be 2 weeks before we could, as Natalie the Natcat was recouping from surgery. In the meantime, Tony found a home for her, but it was not the right fit...the woman had a small dog who chased Princess and frightened her badly. The woman did not understand how to introduce cats and asked Tony to take her back. He called us and we jumped at the chance.
We have decided to begin the process to perhaps find a 'better' home for Princess, as it appears she is having a difficult time being 'one of the bunch' in this very small 2 room apartment. We believe she would love to be an only cat, or would adjust better to a home where there was more space for her and another cat. She has, despite her small 6lb size, become aggressive with my older cat Natalie who is undergoing chemo.
Update: March 2011-Princess is finding her way into the household. We're seeing how it goes, but we are going to give it some time to see if the adjustment continues and the others acccept her. She's very endearing, and is playing and running around and sleeping in the nook in the cat tree as though she's been her forever.
Bio: Princess was found by a woman who had started to feed the cat. Tony, the man who lived up the street, and eventually took her to find a home for her, asked the woman about the cat, as it was clear she was very friendly, and trying to get into the woman's house. The woman said she did not know, the cat showed up one day.
We believe that Princess did belong to someone. She is quite friendly with people, both shy and social, and wants to be petted, played with, and sleeps on the bed. She's still a bit shy and uncertain, but we believe that her brief time living outside made her cautious and with time she'll relax more.
and I'm mad.
I'm thinking maybe I should pack my little knit bag and go and live with Kringle and his daddy.
You see, it feels like no one wants me here any more.
Why? Because CK, who was my own brofur, he doesn't play with me any more. He's involve din the 'boycats only' brigade that tears through the house and gets into all sorts of trouble. And since he's the leader, and it appears its for boycats only, I am left out.
Today Mom saw me stalk and beat up Midnight again. And as she started to yell at me she realized that i have been spending alot of my time on the edges of things, feeling sad. She has been so busy with taking care of Natalie that she hasnt' brushed me in about 2 weeks, and I've bene much left to myself, spending alot of time sleeping on the cat tree.
Mommy told daddy and they both feel bad. My 'acting out' and being upset with Midnight is because he has 'displaced' me with having a playmate!
Mom is still trying to figure out what to do abut it! She's going to spend time today brushing me, and she told daddy they will get some new catnip toys this week for all of us, and i'll get some one on one attention. But she feels so sad-before the others CK and I played together, and chased each other around. Now i'm the 'kid sister' who no one plays with, and so it it any wonder I am chasing that bad little black cat and beating him up?
I bet it's much nicer at Kringles, and I'd get petted and played with. Snif Sniff Sniff.
Hi everyone...thank you thank you thank you for this honor!!
I am so glad Mommy talked to Aunt Jen and found out! Mommy has been so tired and with school and work she was just laying down with Natalie. Then she found out and said 'Princess!!! You are CAT OF THE DAY!!!'
And I said, Mommy all cats are Cat of the Day! But Mommy said 'But Prinny, on Catster that is special! And your pic with daddy is on the front page!
So I am inviting everyfur to come and see it! And I am inviting Kringle to come and celebrat with me, and we can even bring Ruffy and Ingen...I know it will be fun!
The other furs are banned from the bedroom just now so it will be good to get out and have some fun!
Do you know why no one can go in the bedroom right now?
Well, I snuck in and saw....
And he's BIG. Bushy! Grey and I am wondering if the Catfather sent one of his crew over...the cat is very big. He's a 'special' cat, has a 'breed'. His name is Bud and he is a Nebelung or something like that. His people bought him to Petco when the rescue was there-they said they couldn't keep him-but mommy is worried. He's very sad. I tried to cheer hm up but he growled at me....so I ran out into the front room. Mommy is sad for him. He doesnt' want to be petted by her-it's like he's looking for his people...though he seems to like Daddy. He's not happy and Mommy feels so helpless. He won't even eat the fresh chicken or pork mommy made. He is supposed to go to the 'Petco Habitat' on Saturday. Meanwhile Mommy is trying to make him happy...
I am happy!!! I am Cat of the Day! Kringle, do you want to go and celebrate?
Purrs and many thanks from a humble me..
Princess Antonia Llewellyn of Kew Gardens
Well, today, after a bit of a hiatus, my handsome Kringle and I were able to make Thanksgiving arrangements and spend some time togehter. Since we are going to have Thanksgiving here on Friday, Kringle is going to come over and spend the day! Thursday I will go to his house!
Told him to get here early Friday because with 7 cats here now...well, Daddy better cook a couple turkeys anyway!!!
Today we are sitting, curled up together on the cat tree. We are going to go out to a really good chicken restaurant later, but we have to sneak out in case Ruffy follows us.