"Daddy says my eyes are beautiful!"
Age: 1 Year Sex: Female Weight: 9 lbs.
|Home:Hesperia, CA ||[I have a diary!] |
"I originally slept between and under the pillows in my own room. Now I sleep with the pawrents, usually under the covers with daddy."
"Don't you love my pretty spots?"
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"I love my chin scratchies!"
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"My favorite cat tree, in the sunny window in the living room."
"Looking out at my first snow"
"Looking out at the snow and daddy"
"CIA kitty - I work undercover!"
"Still undercover with daddy"
"Napping with daddy" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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Leopard Cat, Miss Piggy, Chocolate Spots, Chocolate Drop, Undercover Kitty, Fireball, Ears (pronounced EEEEARS), Shadow
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November 12th 2012
May 27th 2011
EATING! Playing with fuzzy mice and kitty teasers. Any kind of petting starts her motor in seconds - head scratches, stroking her back, tummy rubs. Tearing down the hall (50 ft) at warp speed. ANYTHING that dangles. Did I mention EATING?
None really, now that my kitty sisfur Saphira seems to finally think I am an OK kitty and we play together. I don't even mind trips to have my nails trimmed.
Anything she can chase or jump for. Fuzzy mice to play fetch with, kitty teasers (she does athletic leaps into the air for them). Anything that dangles, especially cords for things like earphones
Favorite Nap Spot:
Originally on her bed, usually behind or under the pillows. Now usually on our big heated waterbed, sometimes under the covers nibbling daddy's toes. A sunlit spot in the living room.
So far, anything! She snarfs down her grain free Fancy Feast and grain free dry food like she is starving.
Attacking fuzzy toys of all kinds, sometimes drowning them in her water dish, stealing hearts, PURRING! Chasing (and being chased) around the house with her sisfur (faster than a speeding bullet)
Our daughters surprised us with our first Ocicat, Saphira, Christmas 2011, and she has been a total joy. We had been idly talking about adopting another one so Saphira could have a playmate, when one of those daughters told us that the breeder where they found Saphira, House of Oci in Riverside, CA, had some more Ocis available. We checked and found that he still had a cute ebony silver kitten and a young adult chocolate spotted female that he described as "the sweetest cat he had ever met". Since he had done such a wonderful job raising Saphira, we trusted Jesse to have raised another wonderful companion animal. We both went down and met Viola, and paid for her on the spot, and we picked her the following weekend. She has settled in well and has relaxed a lot and has become very playful and curious about her new home. It took about a month for Saphira to settle down and accept her new friend, but now they both sleep on our bed at night, hang out together a lot, and chase each other around the house. Sometimes they don't notice when humans get in their way. Our feet sometimes suffer, but these two spotted girls are both absolute joys!
It has been almost six months since Viola joined our family, and she has become a much loved addition along with Saphira. They both share many of the common traits that Oci owners love, their intelligence, playfulness, and devotion to their humans. They are also different in many ways, but those differences are kind of complementary.
Saphira is the more restrained, regal, queen of her domain. Still playful, but on her own terms - for example, she loves to play fetch, but only when SHE chooses to. She will sit on the bed and stare at me with that intelligent gaze of hers, always makes me wish I could know what was going on it that pretty head of hers.
Viola, even though chronologically an adult kitty, still behaves like a kitten, the curious and playful young princess. ALWAYS up for a game of fetch, and always tearing around the house at warp speed. She is an absolute little fireball! She is curious about everything! So far I have removed her from the dryer, dishwasher, several closets (repeatedly), and have stopped her from checking out the inside of our refrigerator. When I mentioned to the breeder where both of our girls were acquired how happy we were that Saphira stayed off the kitchen counters, he told me that he had not had time to train Viola this way and that would be my job. Some job! Every time she jumped on the counter, I would give her a firm "NO" and shoo her off. This happened maybe four or five times, and she has never done it since. As I often say, they are both just absolute joys! The only thing more fun than an Ocicat is two of them!
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Nice, but where's the rest of my dinner?
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May 6th 2013 9:21 pm
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As you furiends who have read Viola's earlier musings already know, she very much follows the Ocicat breed characteristic of following her pawrents all around the house, to the extent that one of our nicknames for her is "Shadow", for the way she shadows us. Last night she had been a bit picky about eating dinner, something very unusual for Miss Piggy, so I decided to check up on her. I went out in the hallway and called her, which usually brings her running. No Viola. I noticed the hall linen closet was slightly open (the latch is spring loaded, so a strong enough push or pull will open it), so I quickly checked the closet and no Viola. She had previously used all the nice soft bedding here as a comfy nap spot a few times. While this might not have bothered most cat pawrents, we were getting a bit concerned as this was SO unlike her. I made a few more loops around the house, and about the third time I find her in the hallway, the same one with the linen closet. We all go about our business, and about an hour later, same thing happens. I noticed that I had left that linen closet door open, so after a quick look inside, I closed it. More looking, more calling, and at this point meowmy and daddy are really getting concerned, again because this had never happened in the five months Viola had been in our family. I was standing in the hallway wondering where to look next when I heard a faint scratching from that durn linen closet. I open the door and out pops our little overgrown spotted kitten, as if nothing had happened! Daddy should have remembered how much she loves to snuggle UNDER the covers, I am sure that is what she was doing there.
Maybe daddy needs to put some real doorknobs and latches on our closet doors... or else train Saphira to be a search cat?
April 21st 2013 8:47 pm
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Well, our four pawed alarm clocks found a new way to wake us up this morning, and they were at the other end of the house at the time! Our house has a security system, which we normally do not have activated when we are home, although meowmy sometimes does have the door/window sensors on when she is home alone. Even when the system is disarmed, we still get a triple beep on the control pad in our bedroom whenever any of the door or windows opens or when one of the glass break detectors, one each in the living and family rooms, activates. About six this morning the triple beep went off, waking both of the humans. I found both of the house felines in the living room, with doors and windows secure. Nothing was broken, but in the past the glass break detectors have triggered on something as small as a key dropped on the tile in the entry. Exactly HOW Saphira and Viola managed to wake us up will probably always remain a mystery, because so far neither of them is talking.
April 9th 2013 2:53 am
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I am usually very good about sleeping in with my pawrents and my sisfur Saphira, but some days I wake up a bit early and really feel like a very playful kitty. I was that way this morning, and woke up before anyone else. First thing I did was to drag a small rug that I usually use to sharpen my claws on across the room, making a lot of noise in the process. Then I started playing with one of my favorite toys, one of those thingies with a little ball inside a circular tunnel that I can bat around. This one is really cool, the ball chirps like a birdie whenever I move it. I thought it would be more fun to bat that ball around on the floor, so I, being a very smart and curious kitty, managed to get the ball out of that tunnel and had a lot of fun playing with it before daddy got up and put it back inside the tunnel and put an end to my fun. I gave up sadly and curled up in bed with daddy and went back to sleep. Already planning my next morning playtime!
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