Likes: giving mommy's face a bath or chewing on mommy's fingers
Pet-Peeves: Her collar and her brother Felix
Favorite Toy: Every single one in the huge toybox. The more toys, the better.
Favorite Nap Spot: Her special bed that's nestled under an occasional chair
Skills: She can take off her collar in no time flat. Then she hides it
Arrival Story: A friend of mine decided to be a foster dad for Shamrock, and his first group of cats included a mama and her three kittens. They had been found in Western Kentucky, but her home could not be located. Most likely, they were dumped. When she and her babies finally ended up with my friend, he had a small get-together some of us could see them. Mama sort of picked me out and loved on me all night. After that, my friend sent me some emails telling me mama kitty told him she wanted to go live with me. The last thing I needed was another cat, but I couldn't get her out of my mind. I called every friend I knew to see if one of them could adopt her. That way, I could visit! The thought of her going somewhere and being lost to me forever was unbearable. It was the height of kitten season and I knew her babies would get homes fast, but we all knew she'd most likely be in a cage at the pet suppy store for quite some time. It broke my heart. Finally, the kittens and mama went to the vet and were gone. I decided I just had to have her.
I had a problem though. Felix had just been back in the hospital with urinary tract problems and I would not add another stressor to his routine until he was fully recovered. Luckily, a good friend said he could keep her a few weeks until Felix healed. I called Shamrock and said I'd take her. They were thrilled since they knew I really wanted her all along.
She lived at my friend's for about a week, and has been with me ever since. Having a girl cat back in the house is so nice!
Lives Remaining: 7 of 9
Forums Motto: Does this fur make my butt look fat?
I am beside myself. Mommy usually gives all of us love, but lately I feel left out. Mommy still hugs on me a lot, but she seems to be preoccupied with Jack and somewhat with Felix. I'm having to assert myself by blocking the catputer and demanding my share of her time. It's not fair at all.
Whenever I block the catputer I get lots of love and I get love at other times too, but I don't seem to get as much as Jack. I know he's sick, but geez. Pfft.
At least mommy stops what she's doing when I demand attention! Maybe it's just me. I get as much attention as I used to, but Jack seems to get more and it's not fair at all.
At least grandma came over today and let me go outside. I love to sit on the bench and look at the sights. A pal of mommy's was out walking the dogs and I made some new canine pals. I like dogs and they sniffed me through the fence. It was loads of fun. I think maybe I'm being too sensitive, and I'm glad I don't have to take icky medicine, but whenever mom gives some to Jack, he gets lots of special cuddles. *sigh
Wow. My house is a regular nuthouse lately. Jack got super skinny, started hiding out in his tent and became downright antisocial. Then he went away for a few days and came back with the craziest haircut I've ever seen. He really should sue because he looks like a patchwork quilt. It's funny looking.
Since then mommy has been crying some and grandma is over a lot more. Jack gets to eat off mommy's plate anytime he wants and no matter what he does, he doesn't get in trouble. I think mommy has lost her mind.
And Felix is not much better. He started yowling when he was in the box and then went away for a day too. Now mommy chases him around the house every day like crazy. It's pretty funny actually because Felix is a LOT faster than mommy. She always catches him though and makes him take this pill. He seems to really hate it.
Mommy gives Jack a pill every day too and some funny liquid stuff a few times a day, but he's too tired and cranky to bother running. Right now I think I am the only one who hasn't lost my mind around here. Mommy says I have mostly fluff between my ears, but I know enough to realize that I am the only sane one around.
Ooh, gotta run. That fly that came in while mommy was taking out the trash just showed up again. I lost it, but now it's MINE..............
Yes, it's true. I have been seen drinking out of the fountain. This is the same fountain I pretended to ignore when it first arrived. I had mom convinced I was simply not interested in it and I got away with it for a very long time; however, she caught me red pawed. MOL
The truth is, I do like it and just didn't want mom to know. I mean, Jack acted like it was the best thing since tuna, but he's so uncool. I had to sit back and pretend it wasn't a big deal, but now mommy has figured out I am in love with it too. I don't splash around and play like Jack does, but I am not crazy like him either. I am a normal cat who knows water is only for drinking. I have toys to play with and it's beneath me to play with something that can be used as a torture device (baths).
So, add me to the ranks of kitties everywhere who say "Four paws up" to the Platinum Drinkwell fountain. Gee, I sound like a catmercial, don't I?