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. :(
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.
Victoria here. I just wanted to pop by and say merry Christmas and to thank all the kitties who left gifties on Jellybean's page. I can't believe this is the second Christmas without my beautiful girl. I got to talk to her family on facetime this morning and it was nice seeing her on the Ipad, but it's not the same as having her here in the fur. :(
I myself am doing well these days. I broke up with the now ex BF in October and we're no longer in contact. I did start seeing somebody else in November and things were much happier, but sadly that relationship fell through as well. It was no fault of either of us, but circumstances in his life changed and he was forced to stay where he was. Hopefully things will work out later on. :)
Once again, thanks for thinking of Jellybean in this holiday season. Even though we don't post much these days, we are always here to lend a helping paw to those in need. We are also here for those who are going through hard times and just need a hug. Christmas is about giving and sharing the joy with others. Sometimes giving of yourself is the best gift. XD
We hope everyfur has a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Stay warm and safe and remember to hug and kiss your furkids. We love you.