Likes: - Laying down on the window sill cat bed and talking to the birds outside.
Pet-Peeves: -Baby sister Mabel stealing her food -Being held for more than 5 seconds
Favorite Toy: She loves little stuffed animals. She pretends to "hunt" them and carries them in her mouth around the apartment :)
Favorite Nap Spot: On top the blankets that are still warm after I get up.
Favorite Food: The latest is sliced turkey. She does this funny 'talking' when she smells it :)
Skills: From my three cats, she is the only one that knows her name :)
Arrival Story: I never had a cat before. While living in Indiana, a friend recommended I adopted a kitten to help me through a very difficult time . So we went to the local shelter. Amalia was the first cat I saw, she was alone in a cage playing by herself and was very friendly. If you approached her, she would immediately start purring and licking your fingers! Everybody in the humane society loved her. I looked other kitties but she had won my heart already =)
Bio: Amalia is a seasoned traveler :-) ---On October 2005, she accidentally jumped from the balcony and went missing for 2 weeks.
---We lived a few years in Indiana and then Amalia and I flew all the way to Asia. She had to stay in quarantine for a month, and we were there for 2 years.
---Then we moved back to the US (Louisiana this time). Amalia made it again to the other side of the world, flying with me inside the cabin.
--- Then we moved to Chico, California on Nov/2009. Amalia was now used to flying and didn't have troubles in the plane cabin :)
--- Me moved again on Apr/2010! OMG we really hope we stay here for a while. Still in California, Amalia only had to endure a 3hrs car ride
*** Amalia has become a great friend. She's been extremely patient to teach me "the cat ways".
Hello-o-o-o-o-o-o-o! I am doing ok and kicking. I was kind of away from the interwebs for a while... long story short: this is the fifth city we've lived in 6 years, many new changes.
I turned SIX years old last June, pretty impressive huh? I am a Sensational, Superrific, Scintillating, Superb Six years old Amalia.
...you know what? It took SIX years for my human to realize what my true nature is. Her 'revelation' came one day she was trying to brush my hair. As usual, I was growling and biting that hideous thing she was using on me. Of course I was growling! She was using a brush designed for cats! for animals! I just wanted to destroy that thing. Can you imagine how humiliated I felt?
Well, at some point short human saw the light and decided to pick up the same comb she used for her own hair. "NOW that is MUCH more appropriate" I said, and rewarded her with a purr. What a difference, being brushed with a real comb that is *not* designed for animals, but people like us.
'Cause, I mean, yeah! I am a person. It took human SIX years to realize she and I are the same.
Now that she uses a people's comb to brush my hair, it is sooooo enjoyable! It has become one of my favorite times, it makes me purr like crazy.
(By the way, I am a no-cat person. I really don't appreciate those two felines, Mabel and Suki wanting to sniff my butt as if I was one of them. eeeek)
Short human, the other two cats that live with us and I have been through many many changes... again. I should get an "Amazing Traveler Cat" badge or trophy. In 8 years I have lived in 5 cities, two different countries. We've been through quite a few life changing events.
... But human and I (and, well, the other two cats I must tolerate) stay together, strong! And the Catsterland community and friends are always there too.
Actually, a couple of months ago we came back just to check out other kitties, and found out the super cool precious Mercy had passed away. Have to admit we cried.
....where to start? Oooh my goodness, so many things going on these last few months.
Bad news first: I got a bath last week. Human said I didn't look orange anymore, but brown. That is offensive! Does she think I cannot clean myself?? But... but... you know what? I actually enjoyed the bath. Really. I don't know if it was the warm water, or the shampoo, or the loving rubbing with the towel. But, really, I liked it. It made me happy and I felt like being extra loving to human for several days. Maybe this California water is different.
...did you hear that??!!! We moved to the other side of the country!!! Another adult human started showing up at our place in Louisiana. And then I saw the familiar packing and putting things in boxes. You know, short-human and I have moved from Indiana to Singapore and then to Louisiana. I knew what was coming. We left Louisiana and moved to California with this new human, whom we call big-human. He is nice, but I don't totally trust him yet, you know he has to earn his place.
The other news are that I have two new kittens.... *sigh* I am not too fond of their extra energy. The first one is Suki; Mabel has adopted him like a son. I keep my distance. The other is a human-kitten. Ooooh dear, that human little girl has so much energy!! She came with big human and adores Suki. Well, they are so similar in the amount of energy that they store in such little bodies.
So..... it was another airplane ride for me, and new beginnings for short-human and I.
... and two new humans I have to train *sigh* They are so lucky I am patient.