Nicknames: Coon Girl, Lisa Lisa, Hissy, Kissy, Big Paws
Gotcha Date: January 9th 2005
Birthday: November 1st 2003
Coloration: Brown Tabby
Likes: Eating, sleeping, playing, looking out the window, having her hair combed
Pet-Peeves: Not getting her food fast enough, other cats, dogs, having her nails cut
Favorite Toy: Toy mouse, feather toy, turbo scratcher, jingle bell, catnip, scratching post, bugs
Favorite Nap Spot: Anywhere in the house
Favorite Food: Natural Balance and Avoderm reduced calorie food in cans
Skills: Sleeping in a twisted position, sitting up, announcing her arrival to join me by grunting
Arrival Story: I visited the cat shelter I once volunteered at the week before Christmas 2004. There was a cat who watched everything I did when I walked by her. She wanted attention, which I gave her. I went back to the shelter on January 9, 2005. When I walked in, she went to the front of the room to listen to whatever I had to say. She knew--and I knew--she was coming home with me! I kept the name she had before and during life at the shelter. She was most likely born sometime in 2003.
Bio: Lisa made herself at home quickly; the first thing she did was run to the food dish. When she first met one of my friends who has a cat, she hissed at her after she smelled her cat on her. She got used to the smell of other cats; she still doesn't like it, but tolerates it. Lisa now likes the friend she hissed at earlier. I'm so happy I gave Lisa a home away from streets and shelters!
I set my big paws in my new house nine years ago today. I moved once since then and like my newer place better because I have more places from where to watch what’s going on outside.
I lost 3/4 of a pound at my last checkup. The vet was happy and wants to see me repeat that when he sees me again this summer. I gag even less than before and mom doesn’t remember the last time I did. Mom will make sure my cage has Feliway in it before she takes me to the vet so I won’t cry on the way.
Mom put catnip on my living room scratch pad and I rolled on it. She wanted to take a picture of me after I had my catnip and I kept turning away from her. I won that battle and she got no pictures of me!
She gave a donation to the place I came from to help the kitties who are there. There is a fund for a cat who looks like me and that’s the fund she gave to.
I know mom is happy to have me and wants me for many more years.
Eight years ago this morning, I went to my forever home with my mom.
I cried in the car because I hate to travel. When I got out of my travel cage, I went into a house and smelled food. It was for me! I ran to the food dish, ate what was in it and knew I ended up in a place I wanted to stay.
Before mom took me for my checkup last year, she took a paper towel that had Feliway on it and rubbed the inside of my cage with it. I didn’t cry on my way to the vet and the cage smelled good. From now on, mom will always make my cage smell good before she takes me to the vet.
I don’t gag much anymore, but I only lost ½ a pound; the vet wanted to see one to two pounds less of me. Mom promised to play with me more and she has done so. I have always loved my feather on a stick and that’s what we usually play with on the floor. Take a look at the video mom took of me at play!
Mom put catnip on my living room scratch pad and I rolled on it.
She also gave a donation to the place I came from to help the kitties who are there.
Mom told me that she’s happy to have me and wants me for many more years.
Mom went into a closet and took out something she uses for storage. She took the bags out, put a towel in it and put it on the floor. I had to sniff it and get in. I liked it and mom was happy I did! She said she gave it to me because I shred the boxes she gives me.
After I told mom how much I like my new kitty bed, she put a toy in it for me. Mom and I play with the ball and I get exercise.