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. :(
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy birthday dear sweet Jellybean.
Happy birthday to you. :)
Jellybean, I can't believe you're 8 today, and this is your first birthday in your new home. Never in a gazillion catrillion years did we ever imagine we wouldn't be celebrating your birthday. I would like to thank everybody who has so kindly left gifties and pmails and well wishes for your 8th birthday. I talked to Mommy last night, and she has plans to visit you today and give you a fun pawty. I will be doing my own celebrating from Texas tonight. There's a big piece of chocolate cake in the foyer. I have no idea who it's from or what it's for, but I'm gonna steal it the first opportunity I get and celebrate your birthday. Have a good day sweet Girl, and be bad today because it's your day. :P
Oh wow, what a nice surprise to wake up on April fools and find out that Jellybean is a DDP. I got up later than usual this morning, and the first email I got was from catster announcing this wonderful surprise. Well, it's kinda hard to celebrate when Jellybean isn't here, and since I don't talk to her new mom, I have no idea how I will get the news out to her, so I've decided that I will celebrate for Jellybean myself. My friends brought back so much candy from Easter, and since I decided to be good and not have any this year, I decided that as part of Jellybean's DDP celebration, I will have as much candy as I can today just for her. I do have one pink Jellybean left in the bowl next to me, and I'm gonna save that one just for her. I'll probably eat it before I go to bed tonight to celebrate the 7 wonderful years we had together. Thanks so much Jellybean for giving me 7 wonderful years of unconditional love and laughter and for sharing all your sweetness to everybody who knew you.
Oh good gracious, it's been a while since I've been on catster. I hope you guys missed me, or at least tried to. XD
Of course not having Jellybean here makes it very hard to come on catster, much less coming to her page. My mom went back to Canada on Tuesday evening and had a very nice visit with Jellybean, so I thought I should tell you guys about it. :)
My mom's trip unfortunately didn't get off to a good start. The flight was delayed 2 hours, which is no surprise with air travel. Then they broke a wheel on one of my mom's luggages, and the airline company refused to pay for the dammage they caused, so needless to say, my mom was pissed. My uncle David was supposed to pick my mom up at the airport, but due to the delayed arrival and everything that happened, it conflicted with his work schedule for his second job, and my mom didn't want him to take a day off work just for her, so she called her friend Andria, Jellybean's new mom. Luckily for my mom, Andria happened to be in the area, so she went to the airport and picked up my mom. The first thing they did was go visit Jellybean. My mom had a nice visit with her and they had lots of cuddle time, and my mom kissed on her and told her what a good girl she was and how much she missed her and wished she could come home with her, but that she was happy Jellybean was happy in her new home. The two ladies then went out to dinner, then went back to Andria's house to say good night to Jellybean, and that made my mom's day. It was a lovely visit, and at the end of the day, my mom was laughing and said who cares about a broken luggage wheel, I got to visit my baby girl. Hooch's mom, if you're reading this, I don't blame you for hating flying. :P
Happy Easter to everybody, and please keep in touch.