Likes: Toys (Eeekamouse, Mr. Stuffy, play balls and bone), her brother Toonces, her parents, Temptation Treats!
Pet-Peeves: Apparently, not a Terrell Owens fan, pictured biting his hand. Wants the last word, doesn't like being upstaged, doesn't like being scolded or Toonces getting the best of her, and Mr. Hummingbird at his feeder where she can't get to him
Favorite Toy: Eeekamouse and Mr. Stuffy and, unfortunately, chewing wire and eating my shoes. Thinks she's a dog.
Favorite Nap Spot: Likes to sleep on Mommy's chest, and on the daybed, and pretty much anywhere she so chooses. It's all about Ashley.Likes to "make the bread" on mommy.
Favorite Food: TEMPTATION TREATS!!! She also likes Fancy Feast and will want a taste of anything you eat, including parmesean cheese!
Skills: She can fetch the ball (and paper, a bone, a stuffed toy, anything you can throw), and also can jump up and catch or knock it down
Arrival Story: We had just lost our beloved Taylor, a beloved long haired orange and white tabby, who died suddenly. We went to a sporting event in Augusta, GA. Columbia County Humane Society had a drive at the event and she and her little four week old brother were there. A little girl was holding her and she was screaming. I took her with tears running down my face and held her next to my heart. I looked at her and said "she's beautiful!". She looked at me and thought, "Sucker!" I held her and it was instant love. We waited until she was old enough and adopted her, and she immediately entered with chaos and personality abounding! She took over and our other cat, Toonces, has held it against us since!! Ashley is very loving, and the next minute, she's swatting and "hating" and fussing at you--she is very vocal and very much the boss. We're avid Atlanta Falcons fans, she gets very aggravated during games because she is not the center of attention....
Bio: Ashley was named after Ashley Ambrose, the NFL player who was in the secondary for our beloved Atlanta Falcons when we got her. She was named "Pumpkin" on her adoption papers, and they told us she was a BOY! That long hair had them fooled--she was a pretty little dainty girl kitty! She is sweet and evil all in one combination. When she's bad, she turns on the charm. She's a devil one! Ashley's motto is she's not evil...."she's just misunderstood". Ashley is loving and sweet and makes you feel like the most important person in the world. She's a great nuzzler and VERY affectionate! We adore Ashley! She adores Toonces and her Daddy, but she is Meowmie's baby ALWAYS! She loves to wake me up for kisses, and mainly treats, in the middle of the night.
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**Ashley was a featured diary of the day May 7, 2007!**
**Ashley was a featured diary of the day February 4, 2008**
It's been a tough road leading up to the big 10 for me. I lost my beloved brother Toonces last May and I miss him so. I grieved so until my pawrents were frightened for me. I still sometimes walk around and call for him as I always did. We do have that stinky rat dog Snooki but times have not changed and I loathe her more every day. She is such the attention hound and tries to monopolize my Meowmie!
On the positive side, I am still very active and always into mischief as normal! I still enjoy destruction and chew on any shoe I can get to--the more expensive, of course, the tastier they are. I still adore eating plastic bags and Meowmie has to stay after me so I don't get them. I am healthy and happy, but I have had a lot of adjusting to do having never, ever been alone in my life! When they take that stinking dog somewhere I am totally alone. I don't like that so much. I need an audience for my diva tasks all the time. I heard my pawrents say they are considering adopting a kitty. I have mixed feelings. :) My attention pool is already deleted from that stinky rat dog Snooki. I can't take much more. :)
I run and play just like I did as a kitten. I still fetch and play and love Party Mix! I feel great and of course, I still look beautiful. My family has struggled on losing our boy Toonces so I haven't been very active on Catster but I will be. Keep us in your prayers--Toonces was the glue of our family and our big sweet boy. I sure do miss him. And if you'd like a stinky rat dog, let me know and possibly I can smuggle her stinky butt out to you somewhere. :) You'd help a girl out a lot if you took her.
Today has been horrible. There is nothing in this world that I love more than my brofur Toonces. He is the sweetest boy ever and he's been with me every day of my life since I was a tiny kitten.
Three weeks ago we went to the v-e-t. I did better than Toonces, I only peed in my carrier. Toonces growled at the vet which is a bit unusual with our vet, but he did well and the vet was astounded how good Toonces shape is considering his age.
It went suddenly different Friday. He had difficulty walking, and seemed to struggle just to get up. Literally overnight, he looked gaunt and bony and struggling. The vet said he weighed 12 pounds, down 2 from three weeks before. Just examining his spine and hips he could feel clicks and it was obvious he was hurting Toonces. He said he could take blood but it would be highly painful and he recommended against it. He thinks Toonces' old body just is worn down, discs in his spine gone and causing hip displaysia. They gave pain meds for him.
Yesterday, Meowmie and Daddy took him out in the sunshine, as he never really lost that street cat mentality. The yard is fenced and he can't run, so he walked a little and laid down and basked with the sunshine on his face. I sat at the door and never moved, being sure he was okay. The dog (snooki) sat with him and then licked his face. yuk! But she is concerned and sticking beside him.
He has a great appetite and eating well, so he's getting all his favorites and LOTS of treats, but it has to be brought to him. Today, he has been far worse in barely being able to move.
I do not know how to live without my brofur. I ask for your prayers for all of us, especially Toonces. I don't want him to suffer but I don't want him to leave us. We all love him so. He's been meowmy's baby for 17 years, way before Daddy, me, and that rat dog stinky Snooki got here.
God, please hold Toonces in your loving hands and ease his pain.
I have not been vigilant about posting. My staff continues to be inadequate, but they have sunk to a new LOW.
Two weeks ago, they brought home this little ugly thing. I had no idea what it was, as I've been with Meowmy and Daddy since I was just a few weeks old. I consulted with Toonces and he told me what it was.
A DOG! A dog! What in the world? I am the diva! I am the queen girl baby! Not a girl dog at that!!! WHAT??
This little thing is black and white and I do NOT like her. She's something called a Chihuahua and she wants to sit with Meowmy ALL the time. She is such the suck-up. I mean, really! You don't have to work THAT hard to get the love and snacks. Trust me, I know.
She continually sits with my Meowmy and sleeps right next to her. I do NOT like her at all. I heard them say she came from a rescue group and was taken from a hoarder/breeder situation, whatever THAT means. Her name there was Snooki and that's what they call her. I call her Stinky and Smelly and Irritating.
I have successfully beaten up on her so I think she knows who the boss is. If they think I will go easily into the night on this one....HA! I scoff! I scoff! Toonces might roll over to keep the snacks coming, but I will not go quietly.
I will keep you updated but for now, this is disgusting. Toonces seems to just ignore her but she is working my LAST nerve. Little hiney kisser! Humph!