Likes: Sleeping in a sun beam, quite moments, Rachmoninoff, breakfast and dinner times
Pet-Peeves: Baby brother Gordy beating on her, getting wet, going to the vet, getting brushed, the vacuum, being moved from a nap spot, people touching her belly, people touching her tail, flash photography and any movie with Steven Segal in it
Favorite Toy: "mousie" and bubbles
Favorite Nap Spot: On the top level of her 'tree', my bed in the winter, her hide-away box, Mom's chest when she's sleeping or wherever the sun is shining
Favorite Food: popcorn, pears, chicken and EVO
Skills: She's a VERY talented rail walker- will usually perform on cue and she's toilet trained! Also shows her distaste for her adopted brother Gonzo (a DOG of all things) by 'dirtying up' his bed from time to time
Arrival Story: Dutchie was found at the Teterborough, NJ animal shelter in July of 2001. I was in desperate need of an animal friend, having lived without one for nearly 3 years and not being permitted to have a dog in the apartment, I sought out to find the perfect kitten. While walking through the halls of the shelter, I felt someone "poke" at my back with a paw. I turned around to see my Dutchie (using the alias "Patchita") looking back at me through her cage. I knew that since she picked me before I even saw her, she was the one. I stopped looking for a kitten right then and there, and took home my new 2-year old baby.
Bio: Since living free on the 'outside' Dutchie has grown to appreciate fine food, fine linens and a strong sunbeam. Ever so grateful to no longer be called by her 'alias' name, she has returned the gesture a hundred-fold, by filling my life with hairballs and the occasional spot of vomit left at the side of my bed in the middle of the night or on the white rug in the bathroom. She has grown a bit fat and since she is quite the lazy kitty, it is hard for her to drop the extra weight, but I believe that she's comfortable in her fur and doesn't seemed concerned with the usual pet-pressure of being the thinnest cat in town.
Thank you my friends for a wonderful birthday treat of messages, stars, rosettes, and butterflies to enjoy on my 13th birthday!
I can hardly believe so much time has passed since we last shared moments together here on Catster and know that I miss our laughs and moments often.
I hope that you have all been well and enjoying your sunbeams and catnaps.
Again, thank you all!
PURRS and Bonks,