Skills: Cuteness beyond cuteness! And, zoom-zooming through the house! And, and, he can jump as high as the top doorjam from a sitting position.
Bio: I've been crossing my country kitty paws for 10 months that I'd find a forever home, and I have! My journey started when I was born in Dixon, in a country feral community and someone picked me and 15 others and took us all to a care center. Imagine me weighing just 1.1 pound, oh my I was a tiny tot!Somehow, I got raised inside for a long time and then I ended up at the Yolo County SPCA where it's just Kitty Kismet - yesiree my story is meant to be. My family lost YOLO on 2/11/2012 and the same super dooper lady who selected him 4-1/2 yrs ago to go to San Francisco, well she selected me and got me out of Yolo County and over to the bright lights in the City by the Bay.
My furst furever home on 2/19/12 came equipped with a big bro - Guido the Italian Kitty who's helping me learn to wrestle the way he and YOLO did. He's cool and I heard I'm good for him too. It's a great furever home too with lamps to knock off tables, Kleenex boxes to shred and scratch posts everywhere (hey I had only ever sharpened my claws on a Redwood Treet out in the wilds) I think I'm gonna really love being an inside Country kitty! Like YOLO used to say "yee haw life is mighty fine"!
Well, in September 2013, I decided it was time to stretch my legs, arch my back, fluff my tail and spread my wings to a new tree house in the Southland. That's right! I have a second gottcha date of October 9, 2013!
With my furst mamacat's blessing, I caught a flight with my second mamacat on Virgin America and flew in style to "America's Finest City," San Diego...'Cuz I'm a mancat on the go-go-go!
Lives Remaining: 9 of 9
Forums Motto: La vida loca in America's finest city
Where does the time go?! Just 365 days earlier, I was chillaxin' in my spacious dorm room up at the SF SPCA, eagerly awaiting that special day. I remember the day well...it was a Wednesday, 10/09/13.
I woke up, ate breakfast, and played and played the morning away with a new lady who traveled a long distance just to visit me. Next thing I knew, I was packed up and zipped up safe and sound in my special airline carrier. After a coolio ride to SFO, we chillaxed for a while in the Sunset reading lounge. Then, I found myself leavin' on a jet plane (Virgin America, no less) and headin' south (just like a snowbird) for America's Finest City! (SAN, of course!)
Now it's October 9 a whole year later! I am luv, love, loving my funtastic life in the Southland. To celebrate, mamacat came home from work carrying a shopping bag stuffed with new toys (yay! I like new toys!!) and with her car stuffed (more like, jam-packed) with a super-cool, brand new, really tall cat-tree-house just for me. I set up my new and much much taller (6-foot high) perch in the dining room in front of my favorite southwest-facing window. Now I while away the day waaaaay up high and watch the world go by.
Grazie is Groovin' the Good Life as a laid-back dude cat, chillaxing just 7 miles from DustytheDogcat's favorite North County beach! :D
What a half-year it's been! And it's zoom-zoom-zoom'd by zippity-quick. Let's see where that half year has gone!
October 9, I packed up my toys, said adieu to the City by the Bay, and hopped a special flight on Virgin America to my new home in the sunny Southland -- San Diego, to be exact. It's been like a fantastic half-year pawty all for me.
Soon after arriving in my new home, I celebrated 'Christmas in October' just for Grazie when my new pawrents purresented me with a super-duper cattreehouse, all for me! I sit up high on my purrch and watch the world go by out on the street, waaaaaay down below. I zoom up and I zoom down my special cattreehouse every single day.
I enjoyed my first Thanky-giving hanging out in my special round bed tucked into my extra special mancat cave under the dining table. Yep, uh-huh ... this little redheaded mancat is a superb watchcat from that under-the-table hideaway. I keep a keen kitty eye -- actually two -- on everyone who comes and goes by. I met my hooman brofur on Thanky-giving too. I was a wee bit not too sure of him at first. He's soooo tall at 6'4" and towers waaaaay over my ginger mancat head. But soon I came to realize he is a really cool mancat of sorts. He plays and plays and plays with me when he's here, visiting me at my house. I even sat on his lap and surprised the heck out of everyone.
Chrissymas was great! I got a ton of pingie-pongie balls to bounce up and down the loooooooong hallway. I love making up my own running and running and jumping and jumping type of pingie-pong game. hee-hee.
I've found my true calling over the winter and spring --- I'm a sun lover! I'm a sun lover! I lay this way and that way and upside-down way and make sure I get sunshine all over every part of my mancat fur. I am one lucky ginger mancat to have so much sunshine to enjoy every day. Yep, I'm a sun lover and I just can't get enough of it.
I got special purrsents on my third birthday, April 5. Cat dancers! I LOVE CAT DANCERS!!! HOW DID MY PAWRENTS KNOW?! We play and play and play and play with cat dancers up and down the hall and all around our ginormous cathouse.
I celebrated a special Easter weekend with my pawrents and the SF staff of my brofur, Guido the Italian Kitty. It was sooo fun to see Guido's staff and eat snickie-snacks straight from her hands. Just like old times. And I got a special purrsent from the staff too ... my other favorite toys: rubber tube snake toys in a rainbow of colors! While the pawrents were out and about having a lovely dinner, I spent my time scouting out those brand new rubber tube snake toys. Hee-hee ... I had them scattered all over the dining room when the pawrents returned. We four all had a lovely visit. I enjoyed seeing my former staff again, and I let her and everyone know, I am a SoCal beach boy now. You can come visit me any time you want, as long as it's down here in the land of the sun!
And I top off my 6-month journey by checking into Catster. Lo and behold, I discover I am Cat of the Week for May 5-10, 2014. WOW MEOW!!! How cool is that! What a fabulous fantastic way to celebrate my amazing half-year journey! Thank you, Catster peeps for choosing this humble and very lucky little mancat for your purrfectly special honor.
And thank you to everyone who dropped by and left pawsome messages and giftied me with Rosettes galore. I am one blessed, humbled, and honored little mancat. My dear Catster furiends --- you are the best!
Time for this groovy little ginger-and-creme mancat to call it a night and get mamacat tucked into bed. Gotta make sure she's up and out, cuz I might need more toys or something next time she visits the pet store. hee-hee.
Well well well - I been purrrpondering how to tell everybody what's gone on at my house, and I hopes it helps yur pawrents with making the hooman decisions if they ever has to do it.
About 4 weeks ago, me and my big brofur Guido got into it - yesiree a real rocking Man Cat fight. We always been close purring brofurs, never a hiss fit, always brofurly love and he always let me win our daily wrestling matches too.
This fight was a real bummer for all of us (our momma too) and we boyz lived separated for 4 days. Our momma reached out to our local marvelous Cat Behaviorist to get re-intro ideas. So 4 days after we boyz living separately in the house, we were introduced again, and I just didn't like it. I changed I guess, yesiree I simply can't tell anybody what happened, but I changed and disliked my big brofur now.
Our momma made a ruff and tuff decision: to surrender me to our San Francisco SPCA where I came from 2 yrs ago. Wasn't easy for her to drive me there but it's a good place where I'm being worked with to get a lil more social and grounded and the goal for my Ginger self is to get re-homed where I am the one and only kitty. Yesiree that's what the goal is.
Brofur Guido is now an only kitty and living with our Momma - I hear thru the cat-vine that they got those water drops coming out of the eyes cuz they misses my lil wild child self. But I know for sure, I'm in a great place, I'm safe and the wonderful Staff & volunteers here are working alot with me to get me ready for adoption.
I heard something groovy! They say I got 3 things going for me: I am yungun at 2-1/2, I'm real CUTE (hee hee hee) and I'm a ginger which is a little popular here.
So furiends - I just wanna share my story with all of you because you never know when your creature of habit self may be seeking a change and it's OK. Yesiree it's really OK.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE .... UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE !!!!
ON October 9th my new MomCat flew on a Jet Plane from San Diego to San Francisco to adopt me at the San Fran SPCA! Yesiree and then she and Me flew together on the jet plane home to San Diego where I now have my forever home with a Momma and a Poppa! WOWEEE! I'm so so so happy and the jet plane ride was so so so neato.
PS... are you curious as a cat to know who's house I moved to?