Margaux Hemingway

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Margaux Hemingway, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Marge, Margaroo, Velvet Princess, Genius Baby, and since she has a little belly hang, her daddy calls her "Velvet Mayonnaise"

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-extra toe(s) -cat rescue

February 15th 2007

Tabby and White

feta cheese, asparagus, riding on shoulders to look inside cabinets, knitting needles, yarn (she dug one ball out of a drawer where I had hidden it--I have no idea how she found it!), chin scratches, anything with feathers attached, laundry

new people trying to pick her up, the water sprayer, anything strange on her feet

Favorite Toy:
anything with feathers/fur, or anything that shreds, her pink rattley mouse, and LASER POINTER

Favorite Nap Spot:
sunny window carpet, wherever it occurs, on top of the cat condo, inside the couch where she ripped a hole in the bottom

Favorite Food:
She is totally fine with her dry catfood, and doesn't like any other food to be in that area. In the kitchen and for clicker training, she likes raw asparagus and feta cheese

aerial acrobatics, and blood-hound like location ability; insane level of dexterity


Arrival Story:
I wanted to adopt a cat/kittens for a while, but was worried about the inevitable tension that would exist between them and my sensitive hedgehog Milo. Unfortunately, he tried to hibernate during a cold snap (ironic that he was bred in Chicago), and some hedgehogs do not live through that. My husband and I seriously considered a couple of adult cats at the shelter, but our favorite one was adopted before we could put our hats in for him. There was a litter of about seven kittens and the mama cat in one cage, and at 8 weeks old, the kittens were stir crazy. Margaux, like her mother, is polydactyl, with six toes on each of her front paws. It makes her look like she has thumbs along with very long people-fingers so I HAD TO HAVE her.

Margaux is the first cat I have ever clicker trained. She has mastered targeting, and once her brother has that down, we are going to work on a recall signal. She is incredibly smart and attentive, so she has been super easy to work with. I highly recommend "Clicker Training for Cats" by Karen Pryor because Margaux seems to truly enjoy having a project to work on. My hope is that Mueller responds as well as she has because he seems to crave behavioral stability.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
It's all about me, and always was!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
I just got here

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 4th 2007 More than 8 years!

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