Likes: he likes to knead on my t-shirt and suck on my collar. He loves to bat toy mice under the stove and refridgerator, and then try to fish them out.
Pet-Peeves: His mama saring all his attention with someone else, he was extremely possessive.
Favorite Toy: fake mice
Favorite Nap Spot: at my head
Favorite Food: fancy feast
Skills: he can say mama. He's a talker, he has a different meow for everything he wants. He responds to questions even. He is leash trained. He likes to wear clothes all day. He follows me everywhere, even to the bathroom, and even when i bathe. Plus fetches
Arrival Story: I wanted a cat and my boyfried decided to get me one so I called every pet shop in Austin until i found a place that had six kittens. Well after an hour drive i walk in this petshop to see fivr grown cats and a single black kitten in a bird cage. I examined them all, and Dante', the smallest one, was the last one i picked up. He immediately latched on to my shirt collar and began to suck and knead, like i was his mama. Needless to say he stole my heart right then and there.
Bio: He was found in a box on the side of the highway by an elderly couple in a rich suburb of Austin. Being allergic to cats, they took him to a pet shop where i was fortunate enough to bring him into my life. He only lived three years, which was not nearly enough. He drown in january of 2004. But during his life he was a joy to us all. He played the role of Serrogate mother to his slow brother Nikolai, caring for him just as a mother would. He was rambunxious playmate to his other little brother Maximus, always picking on him, and play fighting. He was mammas little buggy buddy at petsmart. And intimidated people walking on his leash, marching like a panther. There will never be another Dante' But yet i still hope every day to find another cat with at least one of his many special gifts. Reading the other cat profiles on catster gives me hope, that one day i'll find another special friend.
Did you know that a cat lives three days in our one? That would mean the cat equivalent to 24 hours, is 8. Studies show that a cat begins to show sleep deprivation signs after eight hours. They spend much of their 8 hour day sleeping, almost half of it. Dante' would always seem so happy to finally see me awake. He had to knead on me, it was like an addiction to him. I finally realized that it was because to him i'd been asleep a day, sometimes day and a half.
Mamma saw a little kitty who reminded me of you today. He fetched like you did, but he wasn't as smart as you, he didn't bring the mouse back to me. I want a kitty so bad, it's been a long time now since you and Maximus went away. And it's been so long since there was something filling that gap in my life. It's really amazing what that fur does for the soul. I have my little girl now, I wish you could have stayed long enough to meet. But her companionship fills a different kind of gap. It's not the same. I keep hoping one day some cat will walk up to me and look at me with your reincarnated soul or something. I miss you so much that three years later i still cant talk about you without crying. Please come back to me soon. Mamma loves you and misses you so much.