Likes: Giving nose kisses or cleaning all your face
Pet-Peeves: Food taking too much time to be served! She gives me little bites (it's more like pinching) to make me rush
Favorite Toy: Anything that moves and gives her an excuse to jump
Favorite Nap Spot: Anywhere there is lots of sunlight; she is a Louisianan and loves hot weather :)
Favorite Food: Crunchy chicken treats
Skills: Mabel is an engineer =) She learned to hang by the door handle and open it, and how to rotate the plate of the automatic feeder and get the food before she is supposed to
Arrival Story: Mabel was rescued by Wild Cat Foundation, a Trap-Neuter-Return group from Lafayette, LA. She and her litter mate Pebbles were up for adoption; I wished I had been able to take them both but I had no enough space... I adopted Mabel and later Pebbles found a forever home --a family with twin boys age 11 and a 4 yo =)
Bio: * One of the reasons I chose Mabel is because black cats are often unpopular. While seeing kitties up for adoption, a girl next to me said "black cats look evil". That is sad! Please look beyond stereotypes and adopt a black kitty, no color is evil!
* Mabel had been named Deno because at first they thought she was a male :)
* This kitty is full of love: she likes cuddling, snuggling, being held, giving kisses... she's adorable.
* Mabel snores. It is hilarious; on one occasion she awoke Amalia -my other cat- who was sleeping close by.
Why is my ear clipped?: Clipping off the tip of the ear is the universal symbol for a spayed/neutered feral cat. It is done under anesthetic, doesn't cause any problems for the kitties and prevents unnecessary surgeries in case the cat is trapped twice.
Guess who turned two last weekend? And who got 25 treats from Catster's alphas?
Although... the person that lives with me broke the rules and our wonderful tradition. Normally, birthday cat gets a super special breakfast with sprinkles on top. But she accuses me of stealing food at night and being overweight (the nerve!). So I got a shiny red collar, and exclusive extra play time instead... *sigh* I guess it's ok.
Maybe my human needs repair. I think she had some sort of short circuit this week, when I was asking for food. You know, human has this invisible button on her face; I lick the button and it activates the feeding process. Amalia has put me in charge of activating human every morning for breakfast.
Well, last Tuesday I wake up and go to human to lick her face. She starts covering her face and saying nonsense like "Mabel! It's 1am! it's one a-m! it's ONE AM!" I mean, what does that have to do with me being hungry? Then human started rolling on the bed, covering all over with the blankets. It was really hard to find the button, and yet she wouldn't activate the feeding process.
At one point I couldn't help it and told her "human, I am soooo hungry I could eat y'all's hair. Look!" and, well, I started eating her hair. Then she did the most unimaginable thing: took us out of the room and closed the door... For the first time ever! and saying that nonsense "It's 1.30am! It's ONE-THIRTY AM!". Worse yet, she locked the door so I couldn't open it.
Amalia came to the rescue. She said "Ok Mabel, you know what? I am going to dig a hole that will go underneath the door so you can go activate human, ok?" . She immediately started to work, digging, *scratch scratch*, digging.
Amalia didn't need to finish because human jumped out of the bed "ok ok ok I'll feed you! don't ruin the carpet!". She fed us while saying "It's two am! It's TWO in the morning!" .... that part I don't get, I mean nobody was asking her to tell the time.
Guess what? I am officially no longer a kitten!! I turned 1 year old last friday Sept/5.
That's when we were in this other house with 2 more people and 2 cats. The lady person (whom my human calls mom) was sooo impressed with me that she kept "suggesting" that I stay and live with them. But human wouldn't leave me =)
The 2 other cats were... not so welcoming, but we almost became friends.
Soooooo.... on birthday morning I had a succulent breakfast. Human gave ME food mixed with yummy treats. It was so good that I kept going back and ask for more.
Then I got gifts! New collars hand-made by my person, a bunch of toys and more treats. I'll tell human to upload pictures.
=^_^= SOMEBODY GAVE ME 5 PAWS!!!! =^_^=
Thanks to the awesome anonymous human who gave me 5 paws when viewing my page! My Catsterland stats are getting much better now, woohoo