Likes: Treats!! ear scratch behind my ears, catnip, I love my Mommy and Daddy very much. Recently, I had a baby brother Charlie. Although he jumps on me a lot, I love him very much... so if you'll add me as your friend, don't forget my baby brother Charlie :0)
Pet-Peeves: I don't like it when the vet pokes my butt, having my nails cut.. then I have to sharpen them again.
Favorite Toy: Mom got me a present some time ago that I share with my lil' brother.. It's a long flimsy plastic stick with a fuzzy attached to it and I love to chase it. She also got me a stuffed animal. It's a mousey with catnip inside. Mmmm...
Favorite Nap Spot: The closet or somewhere that I can be under, I snuggle with mommy in the morning.. (I like following her around) I like to cuddle with my baby brother too.
Favorite Food: Solid Gold Hard Food, Solid Gold Tuna, Purina One Hard Food, Fancy Feat in Ocean Whitefish and Tuna Feast (or aspic), Fancy Feast Hard Food.. and treats!
Skills: Mom says were HYPO ALLERGENIC cats! :0) Also, I can jump really high when our parents plays with me.
Arrival Story: My name is Cathy.. mom just added a "thy" to Cat. My real name is CAThy MAOreen.. MAO also means 'cat' in Chinese depending on how you say it and that was that. I was rescued from a very depressed pound in a province in China where we kittens are practically stollen from our mothers and hardly fed. Me and my other brothers and sisters and friends were in small hamster cages that are piled on top of one another. It was like a concentration camp for felines. I was sold for 25RMB (which is about $3.50? You do the math). There I was, just napping and minding my own business when I felt my cage lifted and a white male inspecting me closely. It was mommy's then boyfriend. I seemed to be well behaved because I was weak and have not yet eaten and was scared. Mom says Ray was the one doing the picking since it was her first time to be a "cat-mom". Mom tried asking the man selling us for my gender and he roughly and gruffly got me by the neck and tried to yank me out of my small cage. It hurt :( I heard mommy screaming and she just flipped out, got upset, paid and got the hell out of there. My first bath was a "moment". Mom's then boyfriend, a pro with cats taught her how to bathe a cat properly and having all my fur all soaked up with water, it revealed how malnourished I really was.. my butt and rib cage bones were sticking out. Mommy bawled her eyes out. Mommy says I've become the center of her universe and has become her world. I am everything to her as she is to me. She spoils me rotten. Mom doesn't own me.. *I* own her! =P
Recently, I was spayed and microchipped. I felt scared and woozy at the hospital but the doctors were really nice. Prior to that, I travelled via cargo from my province to Beijing.. It was scary and I thought I was going to get lost and never see my mommy again. But I did! And I attained a "kitty passort" in Beijing and travelled with my mom, under her seat through out the whole flight and other stop overs until we reached Norfolk. I'm a happy cat who is lucky to be saved from that miserable condition of a pound I was in. I pray that one day, all the other less fortunate cats (and animals) will be adopted by good moms and dads and loved the same way as my new mom and dad loves me.
Bio: A few months ago, wonderful thing happened: On May 7th, I had a new daddy. Mom got married and daddy got mom a baby brother for me during her birthday last June 23 but came home to us after a few weeks because he had to go under surgery. We named him Charlie.
I was mad at mom at first to see her come home with a new kitten in her arms! I thought *I* was her center of her universe! It made me mad at the new kitten too.. He was getting all the attention. So mom and dad thought it best that we were separated in different rooms. I could smell him underneath the door.
After 2 days, they let me and my baby brother meet up again and he followed me around because I was his big sister. So it's not so bad at all. We sleep beside each other now, play a lot and eat together. He is very dear to me and now our family is complete.
Trivia: I came from China.. so I'm very provincial. The first time I was introduced to a cat scratch, I didn't know what it was and I PEED on it! I'm almost a year old.. I'm a big girl now, of course I know how to use the scratch :0)
Lives Remaining: 8 of 9
Forums Motto: To Err Is Feline But It Feels Devine!
And it's Super Bowl Sunday! Not that we watch or are football fans. MOL!
Anyway, Mommy's been monitoring Daddy's temperature.. He has fever and mommy's worried. She hasn't slept yet and I know she tired.. She spent awhile keeping herself awake and busy by re doing our profiles. It's weird and frustrating how sometimes the stuff on our pages over lap. But we sure love the fishies.
Lately, I've been enjoying more and more treats and I think mom understands my language when I beg for it. She can't resist my brother and I.. My brother takes after me and stole my style.. And mom always caves. She can't resist, really. And we lover her :)
Also, I've been sleeping with mom and dad on the bed.. It just gets annoying when I'm comfy and my brother jumps on me and wants to play. He gets squirted with the water bottle and he's not thrilled. But he was asking for it. 5 minutes later though, my mom is hugging him and he wants to get away. MOL.. That's what he gets for bugging me.
Last night, I felt ill.. I threw up a goo of puke.. Mom witnessed how my stomach looked like it was lurching, my eyes were bulging and my tongue hanging out.. I felt weak and queasy and mom was very worried. She sent a message to my vet who has become a very good friend.. he called and said it's normal but I should be under observation.
Dad went to petsmart because they were thinking of separating my brother and I for the night (he can be a total butt sometimes!) So dad went to purchase disposable litter because Charlie was to stay in the guestroom and I was free to roam around. (HA!) Just kidding.. but when mom asked me if I wanted treats, I could not resist.. and just had a lot! My brother was whining and he wanted some too.. But mom would do anything to make me feel better.
By the time arrived, I was feeling better and they decided not to separate us.. this morning, dad and I played int he bathroom as I waited for him while he showered and he gave me a good scratch under my chin.. I got on the bed beside mommy and I was purring. I felt better.
Last night, my brother and I had spinach cat nip salad. It was good but my brother had more than I did. He wolved down the whole bowl.. I had 2-3 leaves only.
We got new baskets because my brother has gotten to be a total oinker and we can't fit in one anymore.. And most of all, we got new collars before they left for Vegas during their vacation.
Sometimes, when my brother and I talk, we are just so lucky that we live very comfortably... we have food anytime we want.. we are just so lucky.. Our parents love us, we have nice toys and all.
I hope we can all grow old together.. Me, Charlie, mom and dad.