Likes: He loves snuggling in the mornings, playing with his toys, eating, hanging out with me at the computer, and anything, really.
Pet-Peeves: He's skiddish so sudden sounds spook him, his dog sister Patches, strangers in the house, not being fed early, and having to wait for me to feed them. Anything in the litter box left "uncovered".
Favorite Toy: Catnip! The catbip bird that crinkles, bell balls, toy mice. The laser pointer is his favorite! And anything he tear up.
Favorite Nap Spot: On the computer monitor, their box bed in a hide-away, on my bed, anything that smells like me. On my lap, in the sunlight, and he'll cuddle with Saki wherever she sleeps.
Favorite Food: He likes his cat food, he'll go crazy for any kind of treats, tuna seems to be a big one. He likes Provolone cheese, ham. He'll sneak into anything left lying around.
Skills: He comes when I tell him to, he comes when I snap my fingers, he understands "no" very well, he takes care of bugs that get in the house, he knows how to get out of trouble (both good & bad), and he takes care of me when I'm not feeling well.
Arrival Story: My aunt and cousin came down from Michigan for the week to visit us. Around 7am on June 24 '06, my aunt said she heard crying when she went out for her walk. She woke me up, saying she saw a kitten. I quickly got up, threw on my shoes, and went out with her to look. I saw a tiny little critter scamper under the cars, across the driveway and go through the gate to the side of the house. I saw him under the porch, trying to hide behind some old mats. He ran out and slipped through a link in the aluminum fence. I went out the gate to follow him. He was under a small bush in the neighbor's yard, just outside of my reach. I knelt down to meet his gaze while he cried. I gave him a reassuring meow. He looked at me and his baby blue eyes told me something. He crawled out from the bush and went back through the fence. I followed him and watched as he crawled into some tall grass and lied down. My aunt came over and swooped him up into her arms. She gave him to me and I carefully held him close, not to lose him. He no longer cried. He watched me as I carried him to the porch. I sat out with him on the porch with the doors closed. He was no bigger then the palm of my hand and just skin and bones. He crawled all over my legs and feet, poking at my toes, and liking the gentle rubs I gave him. He was purring. I was surprised to hear that small motor running in him. I knew we wouldn't let anything hurt him again. Then he met Saki. She treated him like she would her own; they slept together during the day, and played together. At night I would carry him with me to bed and he always slept on my neck. Soon he was growing, but we still shared our nights together. When he was 5 months old, his belly was very round. Soon he was showing signs of hairballs. Ever since, he'd been eating Petroleum Jelly, recommended by our vet. Even to this day, Leo being the giant he is, we continue to share our nights together, cuddling until morning. He's my love-bug and I don't know what life would be like if we hadn't saved him.
Bio: Sometimes Leo... I don't know where you came from, but I'm glad you did. Your my little angel from above!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HONORABLE DAYSDaily Diary Pick: 9/4/06, 9/8/06, 10/11/06, 1/18/07, 8/16/07, 9/21/07, 10/20/07, 6/2/08, 6/4/08, 10/18/08 , 12/8/08 Groups: Kitty of the Week in The 3 Amigos 7/14/08, 10/20/08, 1/26/09
Just thought I'd type in an entry to give a short update, mostly an announcement. I don't remember the last time I was ever on Catster, but recently I remembered it and wanted to get on to check out what all has changed. Pretty much everything! Dx
I had transferred universities a year and a half ago (summer of 2012). Sadly, after this semester, I have 3 more before I'm done for good. So close!! I also had no choice but leave my poor mom with all my animals. 4 cats and 3 turtles (along with her dog, Patches, and my step dad). She's been doing well keeping up with them and I'm very thankful for that! I always miss my kitties. Whenever I go home, I never want to leave. I miss living there, I miss my old room, I miss my family, I miss having my furry friends with me 24/7.
At first the transfer away was really hard on me. I only moved an hour and a half away, so I'm not far from home. But still, the distance hurt. I only knew of my best friend/roommate up here. I'm also not the best at making new friends. Fortunately in a biology class during my first semester here, I had actually made a great friend and I was so happy. My first 2 semesters were still pretty tough. I was homesick about 98% of the time, I had my calendar marked hardcore for when I'd be going home next (hardcore = bright sharpie writing and spikey box design all around it). And I'd go home whenever I had the time to do so on a weekend, which wasn't very often because of studying, tests, and work.
Last year was especially hard because I was taking organic chemistry and working at a job which completely ruined my wonderful GPA. This year I will be working on getting it back up to a safer point average. I hope!
But I will say, thanks to the friend I had made a year ago, I hung out with him a lot this past spring semester (spring 2013) and eventually got to meet his friend David. Well, would you know, David and I actually connected really fast and after about a month of knowing each other and occasionally hanging out, we started dating. So that made the majority of my past 6 months, soaking in my first relationship with an amazing guy (yup... my first boyfriend right after I turned 21).
As far my cats go, everyone has been doing well. Nothing much has happened since Simba passed away in 2011 and Amber passing away in 2012. Saki, Leo, and Sicily still have their sibling rivalries and Luca has been doing well outside (I still worry about him a lot, of course). But other than them making me feel old cause of their birthdays, they've been good and generally healthy.
Leo is still a momma's boy, no doubt about that. After their fair share of screaming for food and swallowing it whole, Leo will come back and cry for me to give him attention and won't leave me alone. They still act the same, too, so it's wonderful to go home every 2-3 months to find that they're still the same little kitties I used to live with (although I call them demons because they terrorize you for food).
David did meet my crazy cats. I know he isn't a fan of me having 4 cats and he's told me that if we ever live together, that there'd be no cats allowed (he's slightly allergic). I will be compromising with him though (aka, him compromising with me). I am making plans in my head on what to do with all my furry kids once I graduate college and move elsewhere for work.
Yup, that's kind of an update (a little long, I know). Thanksgiving is coming up and I'm absolutely ready to go home, see my demons (Saki, Leo, and Sicily), Luca, and my family and relaaaaaxx.
Mommy is still dogsitting and won't be officially home until Sunday. She misses us so much, she's pretty much stopping by every other day.
Our profiles are bare now. She's hoping to make us some personal themes sometime, when she can find the time. I know we've been neglectful over the past year and we're sorry. We have lots of great memories from Catster from back in the day... we wish we could go back.
Anyways, mommy's gonna be overly busy until her dogsitting is over. Hope everyone is doing good! Sending thoughts and purrs your way!
It's me, Leo! Yeah, it's been about a year since we were here last, huh? Mommy has been super busy with classes and life and everything else in between. She's been wanting to get on for awhile, but just could never remember.
Well, tons have obviously happened. The only significant moments for mommy though was May 22, '11 when one of her older turtles, Venus, passed away. It was so sudden, too. She was listless and clearly weak in the morning and by night, she was gone. Mommy was heart broken. The other 3 turtles are doing good.
And the other impact on mommy happened this past Monday September 19, '11. Simba had to be put to sleep... He was losing weight at the beginning of the month and his first trip to the vet was alright, but they did some blood work to be sure it wasn't hyperthyroidism. Well, his results were normal and they were focusing on getting his muscle mass back, but he continued to worsen. He disappeared for 2 days last week and mommy was afraid he passed away under a bush, but he showed up early Saturday morning and mommy rushed him to the vet. He had an X-ray done and they found a tumor in his tummy. Nothing could be done, even if surgery was done. He would have suffered. So mommy tried spending a lot of time with him over the weekend until his day on Monday. She misses him very much, but she feels better knowing that he isn't in pain anymore.
Mommy actually just took Luca to the vet this afternoon to have him checked out. He got all his shots and was given the all clear to join me, Saki, and Sicily inside. But Luca won't be joining us for at least another week because mommy is dog sitting.
But some good news, mommy got a job this summer and she's enjoying it. It's not at the vet like she was hoping, but it's still a job and money, so all good. And mommy is trying real hard in her classes this semester and she's hoping to transfer next fall to UTK and maybe get an apartment. She's got lots to do, but that's what she's hoping for for next year.
Alright, that's pretty much it for now. Hoping to be around every once in a while!