Pet-Peeves: He doesn't feel comfortable with other people at first, it takes time for him to get used to them.
Favorite Toy: For all the toys I buy him, he likes twist ties and crumpled up paper? :)
Favorite Nap Spot: He likes to sleep in his basket
Favorite Food: Purina One
Skills: He can jump on top of just about anything in my apartment
Arrival Story: A neighbor adopted a cat and I decided to check out another kitten in the litter. I ended up with Sidney, and my neighbor had his sisters Sugar and Spice, until she passed away in 2011, then they went to live with her granddaughter.
Bio: Sidney is named after baseball player Sidney Ponson.
Mommy went to the Mariners games on Tuesday and Wednesday to watch the Mariners play the Texas Rangers. The pitcher for the Rangers on Tuesday was Sidney Ponson, who is her favorite player and the person I am named after. He pitched a great game, going 7 innings and giving up only one run as the Rangers trounced the Mariners 10-1. Then, because pitchers generally don't sign autographs they day that they pitch, she went back on Wednesday to try to get him to autograph the Cardinals jersey of his that she has (there's a picture of me laying on top of it in my photo section). She was able to get his autograph, and an usher took a picture of Mommy and Sidney together with her camera. She was thrilled!
Mommy left home at 6:30AM this morning to go to the Pierce County Democratic Convention in Tacoma. She went that early because she was a volunteer helping delegates sign in. The sign in went a lot smoother than at the LD caucus last week, because they didn't have to elect more delegates, everyone just signed in and got a blue card indicating they were a delegate. Mommy came in her America in Solidarity t-shirt and helped out at their table. You can visit their website at www.americasolidarity.org to find out more about them. She managed to make it all the way through the day at the LD caucus, but today she felt tired and decided to leave early. She came home around noon and took a nap until 5PM--she must have been really tired! When she got on the internet tonight to read the local paper, she found a report about the convention: when they got to the point where they were to vote on resolutions, a lot of the delegates had left, and someone called for a quorum and they didn't have enough delegates to proceed! Of the almost 900 delegates who had signed in at 8AM, a little over 300 were left by 3PM. So the resolutions that were submitted will now have to be voted on at the state convention. This was the last thing Mommy was elected at the precinct caucus on February 9th to do as a delegate for Hillary Clinton, so she is now done with the caucus process as a direct participant.