Skills: He likes to watch TV. He is also adept at darting through open doors and evading capture.
Arrival Story: We adopted Lalo from the Central Valley S.P.C.A. in Fresno, California three months after our beloved 15-year-old cat Jimmy-Joe passed away. Jimmy-Joe and the other best cat I ever had, Shortstop, were both polydactyls, so I wanted another polydactyl. My huband insisted that he wanted an orange kitten. What were the odds that we would find an orange polydactyl kitten? But there he was, purring away! The shelter required that he be neutered before we could bring him home, so we had to wait a few days before he could join our household which includes three other cats. Upon arriving in his new home, Lalo promptly asserted himself as Number One Cat.
Bio: TRAGIC UPDATE: If you read Lalo's diary entry for April 10, 2008, you know that he escaped outside and turned up three days later with a serious injury. I hoped that Lalo would have learned his lesson from that terrible experience, but he continued to have a compulsion to dart through open doors. Sometimes my husband or I were able to block his escape, and other times he got past us and I had to give chase, sometimes for up to 15 minutes over boulders and through the thick brush on our property. On the afternoon of Friday, September 4, 2009, Lalo escaped when my husband opened the door; unfortunately, Lalo was so quick that his daddy didn't even realize that Lalo had gotten out until we missed him hours later. In spite of alerting the neighbors and posting flyers all over the neighborhood offering a reward, Lalo has not returned to us. I walked to the back of our 5-acre property searching for him, and found huge mountain lion droppings along the trail, about 150 feet from our house. Recently, there have been numerous reports of a large mountain lion taking down livestock in our community. I continue to pray for a miracle and hope that Lalo was merely frightened by the mountain lion and ran off, but I know the odds are against that being the case. If Lalo did fall victim to a predator, I can only pray that he didn't suffer. I'm sincerely grateful for the outpouring of love and support for Lalo, and wishes for his safe return from his Catster friends. Lalo was one of the sweetest, most affectionate kitties I have ever known, and I will always love him.
Hello furriends! I haven't posted anything in my diary for a long time, but this is very urgent, so my fursibs and I are all cross-posting this in our diaries. Minda, Paula, and Merry are three wonderful kitties whose owner is dying of a brain tumor. The owner, Kathy, just went into hospice care and will not be returning home. Her house is going into foreclosure, so even though Kathy's wonderful neighbors (Catster pawrents of Albie and Mr. Silk) have been going across the street 2 or 3 times a day to check on the cats, this cannot continue much longer. These kitties have been declawed and must live indoors. PLEASE go to Minda, Paula, and Merry's page at the link below, read their story, and help if you can to save these lovely girls from going to a shelter. They can be adopted individually or together. They are located in West Virginia but transport to an approved home within several hundred miles could be arranged. Even if you can't adopt any of these girls, please share the link. Thank you so much!
My furiend Antoine (http://www.catster.com/cats/526761) tagged me to play this game. This is a bit easier than most tag games, because I have to tag only four furiends to answer the following questions. Here are my answers:
1. What is your favorite Olympic sport?
Gymnastics, because it's fun to bat at those humans flying around on the TV screen.
2. Which do you prefer—summer or winter?
I don't really like either one (Spring and Fall are best), but if I have to choose, I choose winter, because it's cozy inside the house. Summer is just too darned hot here in Furesno County!
3. What is the quirkiest thing you do?
That would be kind of a tie between laying on my back with my feet in the air, and kneading my toy lion or Mommy's teddy bear. (Neither of those talents is really that unusual, but I am told that they are both CUTE!)
4. Do you have a crush on any other kitties?
No, I'm too young for that sort of thing. My brother Curly developed a crush on Lily, and the next thing we knew....he was married! Yikes!
5. What is your favorite rosie or zealie, and why?
I like the butterflies because they are so pretty, and the beachballs because they bounce.
Now I will tag my friens Ernie, Diogi, Sprocket, and Aurelius.
I've been tagged by Baxter (Catster #758261) to tell six things in my diary that I DON'T like, and then tag six other kitties to do the same. This is hard, because I like almost everything, but here goes:
1. I don't like being lost and getting hurt, like I was last April. I never want to do that again!
2. I do NOT like big, noisy dogs who bark at me!
3. I do not like the vacuum cleaner. (That's putting it mildly!)
4. I don't like being closed out of the bedroom when Daddy's allergies are bothering him. (I just want to snuggle with my daddy to make him feel better, MOL!)
5. I don't like Mommy trying to hold me when I want to get down and PLAY!
6. I don't like having my nails clipped, although I tolerate it because I'm such a nice guy.
Now I must tag six other kitties. I tag:
1. Shadow (#496709)
2. Little One (#492197)
3. Madison (#648286)
4. Missy (#689274)
5. Meatball (#419222)
6. Church (#652932)