Nicknames: Winty, Sneaky Poo, Wint Wint, Handsome, Brat Cat
Birthday: January 15th 2005
Coloration: Spotted Tabby
Likes: I love treats the most. Mom gives them to me every morning before she goes to work. I love Pepper and Summer, however, Summer does not return those feelings. Oh, and I really like cardboard. As soon as I cardboard I must chew on it.
Pet-Peeves: Dont even think about picking me up.
Favorite Toy: I love my nub. It's my most favoritest toy ever! I love my jingle mouse that I pulled all the fur off of and the smooshed orangle fuzzy ball too.
Favorite Nap Spot: Anywhere so long as it is the same room with Mom or Dad.
Favorite Food: Friskies canned food (no seafood)
Skills: I can play fetch and I can open any cupboard the treats are kept in.
Arrival Story: When I was still stuck in the nasty cage at the pet store a man walked in with a lady. I could tell they were suckers from a mile away so I put on my best "please take me home" look and waited. Sure enough the man picked me up out of the cage and I purred and mewed and kissed him to make sure he was getting the full effect. The lady said that he couldn't have the kitten because his family didn't like cats. (The man still lived with his family because he and the lady didn't get married yet.) The man and lady left but I knew they would be back. Sure enough the next morning the lady showed up to get me. She said she was taking me home. (Suckers!) I went home with my new Mommy, but two weeks later I went to live with her fiance who is now my Daddy! And when Daddy married Mommy we all moved in together and now we are a very happy family!
Bio: Winter has endless energy. I have no idea where he gets it from either. I almost never see him napping - he is always awake and ready to play. He runs and runs and runs. He LOVES to play fetch with his nub, and he will bring it back to you dozens of times for you to throw it. He loves to be with his mommy and daddy so no matter what we are doing he is always in the same room. Winter adores his big brother and loves to tackle him and wrestle with him whenever he can. No cardboard is safe in our house. As soon as a new box enters the house, almost immediately Winter will come see what it is, give it a few sniffs, and chew on it. It could be ANYTHING. In our our house, if its made of cardboard, it has teeth marks in it. Although Winter is very social with people and loves his family cats he does NOT like any other cats. Even the scent of another cat will send him hissing and growling into hiding for hours. We found this out when we adopted Pepper. It is a long process to get Winter to accept another cat. It took nearly 8 weeks before Winter would accept Pepper in the house, but it was well worth the effort because now they are best buddies!
Lives Remaining: 8 of 9
Forums Motto: Did I just hear the treat jar rattle?
Has it really been so long since I last wrote in my diray? If I keep this pace up I will never be diary of the day! MOL! Well it is that time of year again when Mom starts dragging out boxes of decorations for different holidays. It has been really warm here so while Mom has been putting out the halloween decorations, I get to sit in my stroller and watch her in the yard. Its fun. Mom has discovered that I do not like being outside in the dark. I cry a lot and Mom has to constantly reassure me that she is right there. I'll stick to the daylight thank you very much. Mom has been busy cleaning the house. She says our house smells like cat. I beg her pardon, but I resent that remark. I do not smell like anything. I groom everyday. Maybe she should clean the litter box more often...
Well what an adventure! Mum told me all about it last week and I thought I would share it with all my catster friends! Mum and Dad were driving home from work last week late at night and a little tiger kitten ran right out in front of them. Mum said it all happened so fast! The car whizzed right over the kitten and Mum pulled over to make sure that the kitten was ok. Thank goodness the kitten was so little that the car was able to pass over it without hurting it!!! When Mum and Dad got out of the car the little one ran into the woods. When Mum approached the trees and called to the kitty, 6 tiny kittens came running out mewing like mad! They were so tiny!!!!! Mum and Dad had some boxes in the car so they were able to catch 4 of them by hand. Mum caught a 5th kitten, but it scrathced and bit Mum's hands up really bad! This little kitten was really scared!!! Mum could hold him at all and he jumped out of her hands and took off into the woods. The last kitten took off too. Mum tried to lure them out with food, but they were no where to be found. Had it been daytime Mum probably could have gotten them but it was nearly midnight and these kittens were solid black. With no street lights, it was impossible to see them so Mum took the four she had and her and Dad took them home. Our house has a small enclosed back porch, so Mum got some food and water and a small pan of litter and put it out there. (It was warm out so the porch was also nice and warm.) When Mum let them out of the box, they were on that food like a pack of hungry wolves! They devoured two giant cans of cat food!!! It appeared that they were about 7 weeks old. They were all weaned, but they were really skinny. Mum figures someone dropped them off on the side of the road a day or two ago and just left them there... Mum was worried they would all have upset tummies because they were eating so much so fast, but they all were just starving! We have a big doggie bed that we never use so Dad put that on the floor with a soft blanket inside and all four of them curled up in a big fur pile and went to sleep. Mum was really surprised that there were no accidents on the floor - every kitten used the litter pan. They were kind of timid at first, but soon they warmed up to being petted and loved! The little orange kitten was so sweet - he just purred and purred and purred while you pet him. The shelters here are nearly full and Dad was afraid that they would have no place to go so he called the pet store where he bought me because they don't accept kittens from kitten mills, but only take unwanted kittens from local people. Sure enough they were running out of kittens and they said they would be happy to take them! Mom packed the kittens up in the large carrier and away they went. The nice lady at the pet store checked them over for obvious signs of illness and bugs and didn't see anything so they went into a large cage with two other kittens. Within the weekend the kittens were sold. I hope they have happy and wonderful lives in their new furever homes! You can see thier picture - its the second one from the top on my page.
Wow, was it warm today!!!! It was 78 degrees today! Mom says Pennsylvania is the only state where you can have piles of snow on the ground during a 78 degree day. She left some windows open when she left for work and it was so nice to just laze in the sill and watch the great outdoors. The breeze was so warm and it felt so nice ruffling my fur! Mom says if it is still light enough after she gets home from work, she is going to take one of us kitties on a stroll!!!! Oh, I do hope she picks me to go!!! Please Mom, PICK ME!!!! I would love to get some fresh air.
In other news - Mom gave me some Fancy Feast last night for dinner. I have never had that before and it was really yummy. Mom said I was a little piglet because I ate mine and finished Pepper's too. Hey, a kit's gotta eat!
I am off now to go nap in the stroller. Perhaps if Mom finds me there when she comes home she will see how cute I look and take me for the afternoon stroll.