Likes: Kneading and headbutting, he likes to make biscuits in the air, and helping me in the garden
Pet-Peeves: When Tabi, Nigel, and Kahlan hiss at him. He doesn't like the broom when I sweep the front porch.
Favorite Nap Spot: In the grass under the peach tree in the front yard
Favorite Food: I have been feeding him Blue Buffalo Spa Select indoor dry cat food and now Solid Gold dry
Skills: He purrs really loud
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: Hi everyone, this handsome and sweet cat showed up in my back yard on Monday, May 15, 2007. I let Nigel outside for one of his outdoor adventures that morning and I went to check on him. I didn't see Nigel at first, but this kitty walked out of the bushes in our back yard. He had an old, raggy black collar on but no tag. He is sooo sweet and gentle. You can pick him up and carry him around. He's already been neutered--yay!--but I'm not sure how old he is. I posted flyers in the neighborhood and no one claimed him. I drove around the neighborhood and I didn't see any lost cat flyers. I even went to the Petsmart down the street to talk to the volunteers of a local rescue. I have no idea of where he came from but he decided he liked it here so he stayed! (I got attached to him too). We just moved a month earlier into this house (a friend's house) from an apartment in Fort Worth. I guess all the stray kitties know where to find me! Now we tell everyone we have 6 cats. :) He is named after the character, Charlie, on the television series "Lost" because I figured he was lost! And, I thought he looked like a "Charlie"!
Bio: Mom took my old, raggy collar off and put a collar and a name tag on me! She says I'm such a good boy! Update: I lost three collars and tags! Mom has no idea where two of them went but she found the third one in the backyard while she was mowing! MOL
Well, mom found out that I am older than she thought I was! Mom was talking to our neighbor across the street and she said that I was already in the neighborhood when she moved in about 7 years ago! there is another lady around the corner that feeds me too. I will be with mom and dad three years in May, 2010. Mom gets sad when she thinks about that I was outside at least 4 years before she moved here. Maybe I was just waiting for her the whole time!~~~~~~~~~~~~~I passed away on May 4, 2011, suddenly and unexpectedly. Mom doesn't know if I was sick, got bitten by a spider or a bug, poisoned, or if I died of old age. :-( She misses me very much.
Wow, I am so honored to be COTD! Thank you HQ! Thanks to all my dear furiends for sending me nice pmails and comments, great gifts, furiend requests, and cute graphics!
I would like to thank:
Callie Rose and the Birthday & Gotcha Cub; Angel Buddie, McKenna & Family; Leo & Family; The Cornish Crew; Milo, Timmy, Smokey Joe & Ziggy; Chai Latte, Little Bit, Sugar Bear & Familyy; Stinker; Alfie, the Lovebug Angel; The Bush Family; Edwina (Eddy) & Family; Aedan & Family; Ozzy & Harriet; Lucy & Family; Andre, N’bikay, & Gnomey; Karma Kitty & Family, Ciao-Li, Jean Louise & Family; Platelicker; Angel Rosie & Family; Adam Dylan, Eve Layla & Family; Junior Fluffkins & Family; Peaches & Family; Gidgit & Family & Kally Kat & Family.
Love you all!!!
I want to thank my mom for adding me to Catster. I didn't know anything about Catster when I walked out of the bushes in her backyard! If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have met all the nice kitties and humans and I met here. I am mom's first orangie! Mom thinks I am staying by the house more. In the past, I have been seen a few blocks down! And last year mom sw me two houses down walking across someone's wooden fence! I have all I want here; I can go to the houses across the street and the neighbor's yard next door and sleep in the bushes all I want!
Oh, I wish mom didn't have to go to work today. Well, she doesn't want to go either! MOL
Well, mom has to go to work soon. Again, thank you my furiends and HQ for a great day so far!
Hi furriends! Well, mom found out something new about me on Sunday!
Here's some background info:
Mom was outside with me and Firestar (the new kitty in the neighborhood) and she decided to run inside and get some toys to see if Firestar would play. When she came back, Firestar was already by the drainage pipe in front of our house. Mom tried to wave the toy and get Firestar to come out, but he wouldn't; he just kept walking throught the pipe to the other side. The nice neighbor who lives across the street (she's a police officer), saw mom trying to coax Firestar out and mom and she started talking. Like mom, she even tried to get Firestar inside! She has been feeding him too. I saw them across the street talking and I went on over! Then they started talking about me! I like to look into their front glass door but I won't go in. Mom told her how she brings me in when the weather is bad--rainy, cold, or very hot. She told her about the three tags I lost that mom put on me. Mom also told her how she gave me my name. Now they all call me Charlie because they had seen it on the tags.
When I showed up in mom's yard in May, 2007, she thought I had just gotten lost or maybe someone just dropped me in their yard (we have a cat lover flag in the garden--MOL!). I was in good shape and well-groomed. Mom assumed I was a young kitty about Gimli's age. Well, not so! The neighbor said I was already in the neighborhood when they moved in 7 years ago! There's a lady around the corner who feeds me too. Mom gets sad thinking that I had been wandering around in the neighborhood for at least 4 years before they came. She wonders where I stayed and what I did, especially when it was freezing. I just tell mom, "I was waiting for you the whole time!"
We were so glad to see mom and dad come home from their vacation. They were gone a whole five days! They got home very early Saturday morning at 12:30 am and there I was on the front porch sleeping on my blankets on the bench. I was so glad to see them (you can imagine how Gimli felt seeing mom come home). Right away Nigel begged for wet food of course! Dad had a friend come over and check up on us and we only ate dry food, so you can imagine how Nigel was acting like he was starving! MOL Then I got to sleep inside. :)
Hiya Catsters! Mom was mowing the front yard today and she decided I needed some new spring pics! So check 'em out! I helped her out in the yard today. She was working in the flowerbeds and I stayed right with her while she was doing her work. After she cut the grass, I went under the nice and shady peach tree in the front yard. Do you know that in twelve more days that I will be in my new home for a year?! Wowza! Mom still doesn't know where I came from or what my story is, but she sure is glad that I showed up in her yard that lovely day in May. You can see on the right side of my face where I my fur is still short from when I had that nasty abcess. But all is better now and my fur is growing back!
Meow at y'all later, mom is going to take some more pics and maybe a new spring video! Woo hoo!