Pet-Peeves: Being punched in the butt by Blue Belle's Nose, loud noises, Not being fed, and being ignored
Favorite Toy: Curler
Favorite Nap Spot: On a handpainted stool in front of the breakfast bar and on the cat tree
Favorite Food: popcorn, bugs, and sushi (it's a 3 way tie)
Skills: Protects home from intruders, kills bugs for mom, Fetch, Swim, Walk on a Leash, and come when called or whistle, likes to talk to you, will tap you on the arm to get your attention
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: I looked up Manx Rescue and tried and tried to find a cat and I finally found him in Pittburgh from an SPCA. I had to do some talking to get this one, but I paid for his flight. He was so skinny and so incredibly wild when we got him. We couldn't get 10 ft close to him without him running and hiding. We kept him in the upstairs bathroom for a little while and I tried to work with him to gentle him. One day he got scared and he bit me and he also bit my husband. We almost got rid of him. A friend of mine came over with her 2 year old son a few days later and Tonto was hiding as usual and then I came out into the living room and to my surprise e the little boy was playing with a feather and Tonto was playing with it. After they left, Tonto decided that he wanted to hang out with us. He didn't hide but stayed on the stairs and just observed us. Little by little he calmed down. He has turned a full 180 degrees compared to when we got him over 2 years ago. He put on weight (too much) and now he is the king of cuddles. He loves his baths and loves to be pet and brushed and of course loves to share popcorn with you. When he hears the microwave go off, he darts into the kitchen and if you don't go retrieve your popcorn, he will remind you by crying like a wussy cat. He sounds pretty wimpy, but he is still a sweetheart of a cat.
Bio: He has a hurnea, but he seems OK. I think that is why no one wanted him. Now he's about 5 lbs overweight and I usually try to walk him with Blue Belle. When I call his name he will run to where ever I am and makes a cry to let ne know that he is around. He even sits when I ask him to sit. He tends to follow me around the house and he loves to hang with me in the bathroom while I get ready. He is a talker and is constantly carrying on a conversation with you as if you understand exactly what he is saying to you and when you talk back to him, he will carry on and talk back to you as if he understood what you just said to him.
He does 2 amazing things. When you make popcorn in the microwave; he will listen for the popping, if it starts popping he cries, then when the beap sounds, he will run into the living room and interrupt any movie you happen to be watching to tell you the popcorn is ready.
The 2nd amazing thing he does, whenever a creepy crawly is around me and I scream, especially if it is a spider, he will come running. If the bug is on the ceiling, my husband can pick him up and he will look up and use his big foot to smash the bug and then will lick it off of his foot.
He also loves to sleep on his back and sometimes when he is ready for a bath, he will sleep in the bathtub on his back. He is such a lover boy and seems very passive, but look out intruders. Don't try to break-in his home or he will get you!
Wow, I just found out that I am bud of the day for Navin and Buds Group. I have to admit I have been moping around and feeling sorry for myself a lot lately. My big brother passed away just a few weeks ago and I still miss him even though he used to pick on me all the time. Now more than ever, I have been relying on my younger sister Blue Belle and of course Mom to cheer me up. The day after Toonce went to the Rainbrow Bridge, Mom took me and Blue Belle for our bath at Pet Food Express. We get to share the bath tub there and take the bath at the same time. After we were dry, mom then took us to this really awesome park. I got to walk in the bushes, chase a squirrel and a lizard. It was fun; we walked for about 40 minutes. I was tired when I got home and slept for a long time. Now its a regular thing to go on walks with my younger sister and to go to the park at least a few times a week. I am getting over my brother's death little by little. Oh, and mom lets me see my next door neighbor Nick anytime I want too. All I have to do is to crawl under the fence and in through the doggie door! Oh boy! Well it looks like I get to enjoy being bud of the day today and feel all special. Boy do I have lots to chat to mom about and to my neighbor!
Wow! It has almost been 1 year since I last wrote a diary entry! Well I'm an old cat now, not as old as Toonces, but I'm getting there! I still play like a kitten sometimes especially with q-tips.
My baby sister and I had fun yesterday all alone together while Toonces was gone at the vet's. It was nice not having him beat me up for acting acting silly! He's back now and I think he is feeling better. He had a urinary track infection? Anyway his pee pee hurt him. I hope that never happens to me! He gets to eat his own special diet and I love to sneak a few bites here and there! It's so yummy! Anyway, gotta go now!
Well I've been so busy lately with my mommy. I've been helping her build a website. (www.shoppingkharma.com) It's been pretty fun and mom posted some pics of us on the site so we can be celebrities. Blue Belle helped more than I did, because she got sleep under the desk while mom worked. She's going to try to start her own business. It's her dream and I'm going to stand by her side and help her. She has always wanted to work for herself most of her life and has always worked for somebody while that somebody got to make the buck from her hard work. Now she can do the hard work and get credit for it. The website that she just finished is just a practice site. She has 3 more that she plans to build, one for my uncle Bill who has a mobile pet grooming business in South Carolina, one for Dad so that he can get into the alternative energy thing, and one for mom for her macrobiotic stuff. Her site is called macrobiotic4life.com. I like that name a lot. I hope I get to be on that site too like the one she just made. Anyway that's what I've been up to, and oh, playing with Blue Belle's beautiful bushy tail!