Abyssinian/American Shorthair
Picture of Carlos, a male Abyssinian/American Shorthair

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Age: 15 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Charlie, Charlie the Carlos, Chuck (thanks, grandma), Pelt, Peltbie, Orangebie, Pollo, El Pollo Boyo, Boyo, P-Pelt, Scared Boy, Super Scared Boy, Freak Out, The Desert Kitty

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

May 19th 2001

Orange & White Tabby

Kneading, green plush mouse game, boy fighting, sitting in Daddy's lap while he watches boxing, rolling around on the tile floor and showing off his beauty.

Claw clippings, chin cleanings, ear cleanings, and most of all, tooth brushing. Men with loud, deep voices are very scary, as well as anything that looks like a stick (broom, vacuum, etc.)

Favorite Toy:
Green plush mouse.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Mommy's lap, the sunny window sill.

Favorite Food:
Tuna water.

Kneading. Super-hidey hiding.

Arrival Story:
We adopted Charlie from the same woman from whom we got Loomis and Mina. We noticed Charlie when visiting there several times as he was a very beautiful, light orange kitty who was so desperate for attention that he would climb up behind the back side of other cats' cages just to be within out eye line. We were talking about adopting another cat after our grey cat, Aloysius, died, but we wanted to wait for a while first. However, it seemed clear that Charlie needed a home where he could get more attention than he was getting. Our friend loved him very much, though, so it was difficult to take him from her. Finally, we decided to go pick him up, and even though it was a snowy Chicago night, we drove up to get him. Our friend didn't want to let him go, and wouldn't take any money as an adoption fee for him. There were tears shed on both sides, but we all realized that it was best if he came home with us where we could give him all the love and affection that he needed. He has adapted very well to our home, and he has been a joy to be around.

We believe that Charlie had a hard time in life before he was taken in by our friend who rescues kitties. He is a sweet and loving boy to us, and to people whom he is used to-- and to most women-- but he is terrified of nearly any strange man who comes into our house. And he is particularly afraid of men with deep voices. He is also afraid of the broom, the mop, the vacuum, and anything else that has a long handle so we are afraid he may have been hurt by a man with a deep voice and a stick in another lifetime. Even though he is a fully integrated member of our household, he is still a little bit wild, and a very active, athletic boy who loves to run and is an excellent jumper. He is a most excellent hider, and when he is afraid, it can be quite difficult and time-consuming to find him. He is very closely attached to his girl human, and loves to sit/sleep/knead in her lap more than anything. Well, except for his green mouse. He loves most of all to play green mouse game, and if he is separated from his girl human by a door (or worse, if she leaves the house) he responds by finding his green mouse, carrying it around the house and crying with it in his mouth. He also loves to play-fight (we call it "boy fighting"-- homage to *Arrested Development*) with his brother Alexei. He will come and climb in his daddy's lap sometimes, but only when he is watching boxing-- another kind of "boy fighting." He is a fascinating, quirky, and sweet little boy who has adapted excellently to desert living.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
I'm a momma's boy.

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 20th 2008 More than 8 years!

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