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Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male

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Faerie Fae Furble the First

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue


Hiding in his special closet, a taste of raspberry jam, his favourite people - Kelsie and Otto

startling things, being called a girl, strangers trying to pet him

Favorite Toy:
balls of foil made from foil taken off of chocolates

Favorite Nap Spot:
on the bed or in a sunny windowsill

Favorite Food:
bacon, chicken, raspberry-flavoured things

He likes to jump up and hit the latchplate on the doorjamb - just like a teenage guy jumping to hit a high doorsill


Arrival Story:
I was at a church where we were holding a Medieval Faire for the SCA, and when we went to open the side door we discovered that someone had left a crate of stray kittens. I didn't have room to take them all, so we took the rest to the animal shelter, but Faerie went home with me. He was pretty feral at first, but over the years he's become more and more trusting.

Faerie is genetically a girl (neutered), but prefers to be called a boy. He will not respond if called "she" or "girl", but will respond to his name, and to beign referred to as "he" or "boy". He's a pretty high-strung cat, and needs some down-time away from the other cats every day. Usually he asks to go into the bedroom closet. We keep the closet closed because some other cats I could mention will happily use it as a gymnasium, but Faerie is very good about not messing anything up. He'll meow to be let in, we'll let him in and shut the door so it's closed but not latched, and he'll stay until he's read to rejoin the world, when he pushes the door open for himself. Now if we could only explain to him the importance of closing the closet door once you're done!! Faerie is fascinated by the things people do. He may prefer to hide and watch from a distance if it involves a new person or a new occurrance, but you can bet he'll be paying attention and trying to figure it all out! A never-ending source of drama is watching the toilet flush. Faerie has come such a long way from when he moved in. Just recently he's even stopped flinching when someone he's resting on shifts position - and he used to not even feel safe sitting BESIDE someone! Way to go, Faerie!!!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
When in doubt, hide in the closet!

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 10th 2006 More than 9 years!

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November 15th 2006 9:24 am
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The other cats are getting all excited about writing on the computer. I'm not so sure, but my person assured me it didn't mean anyone I didn't knwo was going to try to pet me. So that's okay, then. Just in case, though, I'll stay safely in the closet most of the time while she types for me. I find closets to be admirably suited for the needs of a high-strung cat. Especially since it's not really that hard to figure out the rules. The people don't like their things climbed on or scratched up. That's fine, after all, they provide a terriffic couch and some carpets to scratch, and a very nice cat tree for climbing. They seem to think I should confine scratching to the cat tree, too, but that's a bit silly. What if the need to scratch comes on when I'm in a different room?

My people think it's really funny that I go into and come out of the closet all the time, since my name is Faerie and even though I'm a calico I think of myself as a boy. My person even picked out the name Faerie for me before she met me, when she first decided she ought to think about getting another cat. She did ask the Goddess Bast if she could have a cat in as many colours as possible, though, since she kept looking at pictures of cats and couldn't narrow her favourites down very far. So yes, my name is Faerie, and I come out of the closet about once a day, on average.

If this diary thing goes well I'll try coming out and typing it myself some day. My typing is very creative! My person keeps saying it's not as readable as hers, but I don't see why. We both use the same keyboard and anyhow, she's dyslexic. She always has to check it over for mistakes. If I get brave enough to type myself why shouldn't she just let me do it?

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