"Just look at that puffed up tail!! It does make me look bigger, I just know it! (I was chasing the dog in this picture. Well she was running in circles and I was lunging at her every chance I got! She's scared of me, teehee)"
Likes: Playing with and bothering the other cats, of course! Standing up like a meerkat, looking out the window, scratching the furniture, shredding papers.
Pet-Peeves: Not being allowed to jump on the kitchen table, not being allowed to mess with other cats, BATHS, not being allowed to scratch the furniture, The Evil Vacuum Monster.
Favorite Toy: Stuffed mice, milk rings, rubber bands, Cat Dancer, Mom's clothes, and I love to hunt bugs too (any and all kinds--even spiders)!
Favorite Nap Spot: I like to sleep everywhere! My especially favorite nap locale is behind the couch. It's also a good hiding place. At night, I like to curl up next to Mom in her bed. I also sleep in my window seat and my purple chair. Also the back of the couch.
Favorite Food: Merrick canned foods (all flavors)! I also like Wellness, Orijen, and California Natural dry foods. Aren't I a spoiled little man? Oh, and I won't eat cat treats (other than Halo Pets Liv-a-Littles & Whiskas Temptations), but I LOVE Goldfish crackers!
Skills: I can point like a bird dog, and I also have the ability to stand like a meerkat! I also love to carry my many toys around in my mouth (not just toys--anything I can find: socks, necklaces, undies, etc). I am also a paper-shredder! I can climb trees too.
Arrival Story: by the human (I'm letting her type up these last two bits of information about me): I found Sindri in a gas station parking lot. He was running around and I thought he was going to be run over. So I got some catfood out of my car and gave it to him. At that time, I was feeding a stray cat, named Maia, on my college campus (I think someone finally took her home with them--she was lovely), so I always had a supply of catfood with me. I waited an hour for Sindri to finally let me catch him. I'm glad the gas station wasn't too busy, because my car was left sitting at the pump for well over an hour! After that, it only took two or three weeks for him to get used to being around certain people. The very tip of his tail is crooked, hence the nickname Crooked Tail. It must have been broken when he was very young, but it doesn't seem to bother him at all and isn't very noticeable...you really have to feel his tail to notice it.
Bio: Sindri is named after my absolute favorite singer Bjork's son. It is a boy name in Iceland! Sindri is still terrified of ALL strangers and my dad. He doesn't like loud noises at all, so my dad's booming voice scares him. He loves to attack the other cats from a high location, his pounce attack. I was thrilled the first time I took him to the vet when he tested negative for Feline Leukemia since I'd already lost 2 other cats to it. Sindri is a sweetheart and he loves to cuddle with me. However sweet he is, though, he still can be a little teenage monster! He's recently taken up paper shredding, and actually shredded some important handouts for one of my classes! That puts a new spin on "the dog ate my homework!" Now I'm sure to keep any important documents or homework out of Sindri's reach!
I am so happy! All my life, Mommy thought I didn't like cat treats. Boy was she wrong! The first hint that I actually adored some kinds of cat treats came when Lucky Boo's friend Simba sent him a pawkage... it was some Tabby Take-out! In his pawkage there was a little sample of something called Wildside Salmon treats... Mommy saw me jump on the desk and paw at the little baggie these freeze-dried yummies were in. Then I proceeded to chew on the baggie! So she opened it up and gave me one of the treats, expecting me to snub it, as I do with all treats. I sure did surprise her when I chewed that treat up and swallowed it!
Well that bag of sample treats is long gone, but I just couldn't get that taste, that fresh freeze-dried aroma, out of my little mind. Mommy says I have a one-track mind. All I can think about is freeze-dried yummies! I have been jumping on the desk where the baggie used to be, looking at Mommy, and giving her the saddest little kitty face you ever did see. Finally, my pouting started to take effect. Mommy felt really sorry for me and didn't want to deprive me of my freeze-dried-treat-eating-kitty-joy. So she went on a quest to find me some yummies. First she went to a pet store and bought a tube of freeze-dried stuff. She thought it looked kind of gross, and kind of old, but she decided to let me tell her whether or not I liked it. She was right; I didn't like it. I wouldn't even sniff it! Yuck!
Then, yesterday, Mommy came home grumbling about how much she had just spent on a container of treats and that I sure better like them. She'd gone to Kroger and purchased the treats she said she would NEVER buy. She had bought the Halo Liv-a-Littles freeze-dried chicken treats. 1.5 ounces for 9.99. All for me! She said they were similar in texture to the Wildside Salmon treats and she hoped that I'd like them.
She opened the container. I edged nearer to her. She broke the protective seal. I jumped on her lap. She picked up a treat. I stuck my head in the box. She told me "NO!" I took my head out of the box. I sniffed the treat. Could it be? I took a little nibble and experienced heaven in the form of a kitty treat. My ecstasy was apparent as I purred and purred and purred and headbutted and headbutted and headbutted. I was one happy boy.
I still am one happy boy. Mommy has been generous with the expensive treats, and she told me today that she has ordered some Wildside Salmon treats from on-line because she found a pretty good deal on them at a new website she'd never seen before! I am so thrilled. I don't know if I like the Liv-a-Littles or the Wildside Salmon better. I am inclined to think they are both equally celestial in nature.
I wanted to share this story with you, friends, because if any of you is a treat-snubbing kitty, you may want to have your Mommy or Daddy buy you some freeze-dried treats. They may open up a whole new world of tasty pleasures for you, as they have for me. Mommy thought she had tried every kind of treat known to cat with me, but she was wrong. Thanks to Simba, I now am able to enjoy that which other cats take for granted: the ability to enjoy a good cat treat. I'd snubbed Pounce Moist, Pounce Crunchy, Whisker Lickins, Greenies, Aquariyums, and many other varieties and brands of cat treats. Mommy said I'd never love treats. Never say never.
Mommy FINALLY put my Finalist picture up on my Catster page! It's the second picture on my main page--do you like it? Mommy does! (although she said no more climbing in trees for me--that day, I escaped into the Great Outdoors and ran straight for the tree! Mommy just HAD to take a few pictures while coaxing me to come down)
Yesterday, Mommy was studying for her Economics test. She pulled this silver box out of her backpack, and she sat it on the floor next to her. She pressed a button on it, and all of a sudden it came to life! Well, not really. It didn't move, but it started TALKING! I heard a man's voice talking about aggregate supply and aggregate demand (what's that) and even talking about the economic policy blunders made by past Presidents!
Well, I didn't know what that thing was that was talking to Mommy, so I attacked it! I knocked it all around the room. It was fun. I was trying to make it stop talking, but I just couldn't! Mommy got a good laugh then took it away from me and pressed another button. Then the man stopped talking.
Mommy said it was a tape recorder, and she was trying to listen to the class that she had recorded to help her study for her Economics test! So maybe next time she tries to listen to it, I will leave it alone. Even though I sort of cut Mom's study-time short by playing with the tape recorder, she still made an A on her test! Go Mommy!
Woo-Hoo! I am so happy! I never won anything before in my life! Well, I still haven't won anything, but I found out I really am a Finalist in the World's Coolest Cat & Dog Show! Yay! Yipee! Yahoo! My picture in the Daredevil category was the one that got picked to go on to the Final round. I'm not sure if it's in my Photobook or not... if it isn't, I'll have to add it asap! The picture is Mom's favorite picture of me--I'm in a tree! Sideways!
Catgratulations to all the cats who entered the contest and to all the other Finalists! This is one of the happiest days of my life!
Thanks to the kitties who sent me Rosettes and Catgratulations pmails! I wish I had some extra rosettes to hand out--but Lucky Boo used ours all up.