Likes: Anyone who will love me, kisses, hanging out with Sister and going on catster, XD.
Pet-Peeves: When I don't get enough catster time because Sister spends so much time on dogster, getting into trouble in the forums, being told no, other cats and dogs on my property
Favorite Toy: toys? aren't they overrated? Well OK maybe I like playing with candy.
Favorite Nap Spot: my special chair by the window in a gift basket, XD
Favorite Food: SD, yeah I know, load of crap, but my family didn't know better back then, but I might switch to raw in the future.
Skills: jumping through a small gap and standing on hind legs
Arrival Story: Nina was not my first cat. When I was in high school, my mom adopted 2 cats named Princess and Beany from an ex friend who was supposed to leave the country and couldn't take them with her. Well 2 months later the lady changed her mind and demanded the babies back from my mom. My mom loved Princess and Beany to pieces, and she tried convincing the lady to let them stay here forever, but to no avail. Therefore, we had to do the heartbreaking thing and let them go on thanksgiving weekend 2005. Oh gosh that was the worst weekend of my life. After many weeks of crying myself to sleep and dreaming of the babies coming back, my dad said he'd like us to adopt another kitty. At first I didn't want to. Losing Princess and Beany was way too hard, but then again, I didn't want the house to be petless either, so the search set out for a new baby. My dad took time off work to accompany my mom on shelter trips, as my mom can't walk in there without having a breakdown. The search for a new kitty seemed to take an eternity. There was one sweet little boy that my mom fell head over heels with, but when she and my dad got to the THS, a young couple had beat her to it and were filling out paper work to adopt him. My mom was so mad, she came home in tears. She didn't think the couple would make very good pawrents, as they were heavily tattooed and pierced from head to toe. Y'know, the hell's angels from the bad part of downtown Toronto you don't want to mess with, XD. Well, that night, my dad went on petfinder and spotted our Nina. OMC she looked almost like Princess, my mom and I had to have her. So, the next day, we drove down to the rescue in Hamilton to meet her, and it was love at first meow. We picked her up the day after her spay surgery, and the rest is history. Although I am more of a dog person, Nina has a very doglike personality. She's the best kitty ever. She's here to stay and no one can take her from me.
Bio: I call her Jellybean because honestly, I don't like the name Nina. It's too old school for me, But it was the name she came with, so my family decided to keep it. She got the nickname Jellybean because she loves playing with candy, XD.
* Update... Due to life's unfortunate circumstances, we sadly had to rehome Jellybean on 10/26/12. Please see her diary for details. We miss you sweet girl. :(
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everybody for their gifts and pmails for Jellybean's COTW. You will never know how much it means to me. It's just sad that Jellybean isn't here to appreciate all this. :(
For those of you who made special pictures, I wanted to thank you. One thing that a lot of people on dogster/catster forget is that I do have a visual disability. I don't use the computer mouse, so it's impossible for me to upload pics on my own. My father uploaded the pics that are on Jellybean's page right now, but he hasn't had anything to do with my catster activities for years. Some old friends of mine on dogster/catster also helped, but unfortunately they've all left, so I'm pretty much on my own now. To those of you who made Jellybean's COTW pics, please don't take it personally that I didn't put them on her page. I simply cannot do it on my own without being able to see. Unless you've talked to me for a long time or have seen me in person, I know how easy it can be for people to overlook the fact that I do have limitations. I just wanted to let you know that I love you, and that you are all very special. :)
Hope everyone has a good spring break and I will talk to you soon. :)
Victoria here. Just thought I'd post my email address for those who have become personal friends over the years I've been on catster. I remember when I first joined I was just a kid fresh out of high school and going into college. I'd spend hours on here talking to all my friends. I'm sure some of my friends will remember the times I needed help finding things around the site. I can't believe say media took over and screwed everything up, but I'm not gonna get into it now. Since I can't see enough to do FB and twitter, you are all welcome to contact me via email.
Please put catster friend in the subject and I'll get back to you as fast as I can. :D
Let's stay in touch and keep the friendships going. :D
Hope to hear from you soon.