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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female

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Senorita Wigglebottom

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

March 1st 2003

Wrestling, fetch, bird-watching, malicious destruction of personal property.

Being patted or lifted against her will.

Favorite Toy:
Plastic bottle caps and the little plastic ring from around the top of a milk bottle.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere, really, as long as she's in an odd position (head down, butt elevated, etc.)

Favorite Food:
Fancy Feast sliced varieties.

Amazing fetch skills, industrial-grade cuteness, selective hearing.


Arrival Story:
It was one month after the death of my 18-year-old cat Penny -- my constant and faithful companion since college -- and I was acutely aware of a cat-shaped space full of silence and emptiness in my house. I found myself browsing a lot, but at the same time, I was still grieving and wasn't sure I was ready to form a new emotional bond with another pet. One weekend, I decided to drop by a pet store that was home to a group of cats brought in by a local animal rescue organization. Peering through the big communal cage at cats of all ages, sizes and colors, I suddenly spotted a small cat that (at least from the back) was the spitting image of Penny. I took a closer look. And then I saw the name on the tag around the cat's neck: Penny. Now, I'm not normally a superstitious person, but I decided that it was a sign, that my old friend was sending me a new companion. And when the pet rescue volunteer put her in my arms, it was...well, actually, it was painful. I mean, literally -- that's when I discovered her penchant for sinking her teeth into human flesh. In a playful way, of course. But still, it was obvious that this cat was nothing like the gentle, incredibly docile and loving Penny. Long story short, I took her home anyway.

While trying to decide what to name the new cat (because obviously "Penny Jr." would be too weird), I had a good friend come to visit from NYC. We decided to name her Chelsea, after the NYC neighborhood. (In retrospect, "Hell's Kitten" probably would have been a better choice.) Chelsea is adjusting well to life outside the cage, and enjoys dining room tables, sunbeams, and making cat toys out of household objects.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
March 8th 2005 More than 11 years!

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