Pet-Peeves: Getting shot with the water bottle when trying to steal food from your plate
Favorite Toy: a little blue foam ball
Favorite Nap Spot: On top of the pillows on the bed
Favorite Food: anything edible, usually whatever you are eating
Arrival Story: When I came home from work the 5th of July 2004 my headlight caught this little kitten sitting by the curb as I pulled into the driveway. She took off and I figured I'd never see her again.
The next day as I was leaving for work she ran out from inside the engine of my car. I again tried to catch her, but she hid in the neighbors bushes and kept moving closer to the busy street so I decided not to push her.
Over the next week I saw her off and on. She never let me get close enough to touch her. My neighbor's cats were outside they would come to me for treats and petting and she would hang out with them. Allways staying jut out of range. One evening after I was late for work three days that week trying to flush her out of my car. I decided I had had enough. I got a can of tuna and a cage and made a trail with the tuna down the sidewalk. She couldn't resist it. The first time I reached for her she ran back under my car, but soon ventured out again and back to tuna. I reached down put my hands around her chest and quickly placed her in the cage. She spent half an hour growling and hissing at me. She was young and scared so I wasn't worried. I decided to give her some space and put her in the laundry room with some food/water and toys. After 20 minutes I realized I forgot to give her a litter box. When I walked back into the room she hid in the back of the cage. After a short time she began purring at the sight of me. Even when the dogs came in the room she didn't get scared she just sniffed them.
I did have to work with her to socialize her. When loose in large areas she tended to disappear. Now she seeks out companionship on her own and even plays with new people that come in the house.
Bio: She is very playful and sweet. She liked to cuddle up with you when she sleeps at night. She loves my other cats and dogs. I moved her to our new home a 5 hr car ride, she slept curled up in my lap for 4 hours and spent the other hour curled up sleeping between the dogs in the back seat. My cat Talladega has taught her the joys of fresh faucet water. So everytime I turn on the bathroom sink she comes flying into the room to play with the water. She is afraid to go outside now. If I step outside even for a moment she struggles and tries to run back inside the house.
One of her ears is permanently bent. But the canal is open and clean so I don't think it will pose any problems in the future.
Charlotte always had genetic problems that stunted her growth and made it really difficult to keep weight on her. She passed away in her sleep June 29, 2007.