Skills: I like to knock stuff off the bathroom Counter, if Momma ignores my Howling ! I also do a Great "Road-Kill" impersonation, when I sleep!
Arrival Story: I used to work at a Pilot Travel Center, in Palm Springs, Ca. One day, some people called up, & said they had lost a "Toast" colored Himalayan Cat at the Jack-in-the-Box restaurant nearby. They did not seem all that worried about her, as they did not come back to look for her. I went over there on my dinner break, & found her near the Drive-Thru, wearing a Harness & Leash, a beautiful, De-Clawed & Spayed Flame-point Himmie. Stuck her in my car & took her home, tried to post "Found" notices, but no luck, so she became part of our extended family. I have no idea of her real Age, but I've had her for going on 4 yrs. & being declawed takes a while to heal!
Bio: It turns out that Moochy has a behavioural problem; she Pees on stuff, then Howls because she thinks she has done a Boo-Boo. I am trying to re-train her to at least Pee in the Bathroom sink, for which I reward her with praise & Snacky-Treats. She will Howl, until I come in and tell her she did a "Good Job", if I don't come in and "approve" she will rattle the pictures on the wall, or knock something off the counter, to get my attention. At 3:00 a.m., its a ton of fun! I'm Gorgeous, with pale Blue eyes! Sometimes, I do "Puddy-Paws" to on Momma's shoes, 'cause it feels good when you have no claws, & I also Puddy-Paw her anywhere I can, when I need to get her attention! She sleeps on top of a warm "Towlie", on top of the toilet tank at nite, & if she knocks the 'towlie" onto the floor, she will also Howl, until I come put it back! She uses a different "tone" to her howl than the "Pee-Howl" for this, & I have learned to distinguish them apart. She also howls if Casper is lurking in the hallway, waiting for her to get too close to the door, so he can take a swipe at her. I don't know how she knows he's there, 'cause he usually stands off to the side...~~~UPDATE~~~I have discovered that if I use the "Scoopable" type of litter, she has no problem, using the litterbox! I just did not like this stuff, with Long~Haired Cats, because I had heard rumors of it causing a "Cement~like" state, if a Cat ingested it, while cleaning itself...
Hi My friends!
Well, by this time tomorrow, there will be a whole lot "less" of me, but its only "fur", after all, and it grows back, very long and fluffy, when the fall months come! I look like "Yosemite Sam", with my long sideburns/mustache!!!
Momma says I will look a lot "different" from the photos of me here, where I had my fur shaved, the last time. The Vet-groomer will probably cut it a lot closer, than they did before, and my tail will also have to be shaved, most likely, as it is matted and tangled, also.
Perhaps they will give me a "Lion Cut"...????
Momma PROMISES that she will start brushing me, daily. so we won't have to go through this trauma, any more!
After all, she entered a contest, here on Catster, where they gave away some free "Furminators"; a combing device to reduce loose hair and matting, and she won one (these sell where she works, for $24.99!!!)
So Momma, there's NO EXCUSE, any more!!! MOL!!!
Momma will take a BUNCH of pictures of my new 'Do, and post them here on my page!!! (Hopefully, not any embarrassing ones, of me drunk on the anaesthesia the "meds" that will knock me out, for this procedure...)
If she does, I will surely PEE on Momma's pillow!!! MOL!!!
See Y'all tomorrow evening!!!
Hello, my Furry Friends!
Today, Sunday, Momma shoved me into the carrier, and took me to see the kitty doctor.
She gave me some excuse about me needing to have some "shots", or something...all because she wants to get my fur clipped, and the groomers now require proof of Rabies vaccination, and of "other" vaccines, to prevent any cross-contamination, from airborne illnesses...
I know she is "right", but these visits always stress me, its been a very LONG time, since I have been to see a Vet...Momma Carol has had me since 2004, and my former owners most likely did the visits to the vets with me, since I am spayed and also de-clawed...But its still been very long ago...
The Doctor found some funny things, in my ears; she called them "mites", and said they are fairly "common" with kitties, (Momma already knew this fact) but then the Dr. also saw that one of my teeth was a little "ugly", and may need to be pulled...(Yikes!!!)
So the vet poked me with a thermometer, in my "personal" place (EXIT ONLY, Please!!!) and then they washed out my ears, and stuck me with sharp-pointy things, and pronounced me to be in pretty good health, over-all.
I was not either over or under-weight, and my heart and lungs sounded very good.
So now, Momma just has to take me back there, on Wednesday, for my grooming session. She says I will get to take a nice little "nap", for this, and when I wake up, I will be "half" the kitty I am now!!
(MOL! The lady said I weighed less than I looked, that I am "all fur"!!!)
With the carrier, I weighed-in at 12-1/2 pounds.
And best of all, I will be very COMFORTABLE, this summer, when it gets very hot, here in the desert. I will look just like the other kitties here, with "short" fur.
Oh, and best of all, Momma enrolled me in a "Wellness Program", which will keep me healthy, over-all, and cost Momma a lot less; she saved around $150, just with today's visit!
Now Momma is going to the vet's website, to fill out a short survey, about how nice they were to me, today!
And I was a VERY GOOD GIRL, and Momma got me some special Snacky~Treats, also!
PS, I feel much better, and I can hear better, and my ears do not itch anymore...=^..^=
I am wishing that all of you are having a warm and happy Holiday season!
Check out the neat "Tree" that Momma's sister gave to our home!
(picture #3, on my page)
It is a 6' carpeted "Tree", with 4 levels, as well as "ground" level. I was the first one to climb all the way to the top level, and I don't even have claws!
Momma needs to clean it up a little; she will spray it with carpet shampoo, tomorrow, in the daytime, as there is not very much lighting, in the front room, and then vacuum all the dirt away (it had been stored out on Auntie Debbie's back porch, where it got very dusty and dirty...)
But we all think its really a neat place to hang out; Junior is the only one who really has not seen it yet...*He had an hour's chance to come down from the bedroom closet, last night, but did not choose to do so. (Uno still chases him, I think that Smudge has told him that its the "thing" he MUST do, since she does it, Uno does not know any better, since his Smudge has done this since he was born...)
But Hannah knows about it, because she used to play on it, with Clancy, her former Pal...
But back to the subject line, I have been really "good", and have not Peed on the bedding, lately. I even get to sleep up on a pillow, right next to Momma. I wake her up, for my treats, and I am the one "responsible" for getting Momma out of bed, in the mornings, around 6am, to feed us all!
Hooray for Me!
Love to all!
PS, Momma says I may have to get "shaved" around Christmas, when her SS $ comes; I had an "accident", and my fur is very "stinky", and I have a few new matts, again. Momma does not want to do this in the middle of winter, but she has a "jacket" that I can wear, to stay warm...