Likes: Treats - that's the favorite thing next to getting attention. I like to sleep a lot, I LOVE getting brushed, having my belly rubbed, did I mention I like getting treats?
Pet-Peeves: I do not like when mom says I have had enough treats - I can decide for myself when I have had enough, thanks. Also, I don't like when mom isn't home to brush me. And I'm not crazy for my senior cat food.
Favorite Toy: I love to chase the little red dots! Mom calls it a laser pointer, but I don't know what that means. Aside from that I'm not too intrested in toys. I need my beauty rest.
Favorite Nap Spot: On the heated floors in the winter, or anywhere that is quite and sunny. Mom's bed is comfortable. I can nap anywhere my people are.
Favorite Food: Iams Less Active Cat Formula with Hairball Controll, anything peppermint - such as mint choc chip ice cream, and I love catnip. *WILL PURR FOR FOOD*
Skills: Purring loud enough to be heard accross the room. Setting an ambush for the birds outside, lying patiently in wait. Leading mom to the cabinet where the treats are kept.
Arrival Story: I was part of a two cat home many many years ago. I also used to be small enough to curl up inside of a baseball cap! When I was young, I had bladder problems. It got so bad I had to have surgery. The vet said I should be okay, but I needed to lose some weight (I was 21 pounds back then). I lost a few pounds, but I'm still the biggest cat in the neighborhood. I moved with my new mom to a noisey city a few years back, and that was okay. (I miss my old family a little bit, but I don't miss the other cat.) Now we live in a big house in the country with lots of room, and I love it! Sometimes I get to go outside with mom and eat fresh grass. But not too often, cause I usually throw it up as soon as I get inside.
Bio: It is my job to make sure the house is guarded from any stray or outside cats that might wander too close. I love new people, and I greet everyone I see with a 'hello-meow'. I am also in charge of waking my humans up every morning before sun-up by "meowing" loudly and persistantly.
Things I'm afraid of:: The scariest thing is mommy yelling at me or getting a bath. Some other scary things that happen are: the food bowl being empty, plastic bags, tape measures, squirt bottles, stuffed bear, or any random thing I decide to run away from without reason.
The leaves have fallen from the trees.
They blew away and died.
I guess that's why my human pets
have brought a tree inside.
And then they hung up colored balls
and lovely things that dangle
and colored lights that gleam and glow
and silvery things that spangle.
Such lovely toys for cats to play with,
the stockings! and the wreath!
And boxes wrapped in crinkly paper
piled up underneath.
The paper's just for cats to tear,
ribbons for us to chase.
And the boxes, once they're emptied, make
a snuggly resting place
I think it's sweet each year they give
our furry kind our due,
and deck the halls with kitty toys.
(I hope they have fun, too.)
I hope that as the year goes by,
they too can have such pleasure:
a hearth, a skritch, a skittering squirrel,
warm laps and love to treasure.
And so do I ( the "human pet,"
the voice you thought you'd hear)
wish you the warmth of Christmas
and a wonder-filled new year.