Nicknames: Love Bug, Miles Baby, Miles My Man, Cowboy
Birthday: May 15th 2003
Coloration: Gray Tabby
Likes: He loves to play
Pet-Peeves: He doesn't really have any. He's a very even tempered boy and he has patiently waited for everyone to accept him.
Favorite Toy: He really likes the feather on a stick toy and also balls of all kinds.
Favorite Nap Spot: Miles loves to nap on our bed with the air conditioner blowing on him.
Favorite Food: Having started out his life on the streets, he is not at all picky and will eat any food placed in front of him, be it kitty or hooman.
Skills: Miles is a very tall boy and can reach many things just by standing on his back legs. He is also a great leaper!
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: I was visiting with my mother & father in northeastern Okla. and he was sitting on their neighbor's porch, crying to be let in. I found out later that he doesn't live there, that's why they wouldn't let him in! I began feeding him. He was a very friendly boy. Then one night I bought him a bed and placed it on the covered back porch. He slept in it every night. I begged my husband (over the phone) to let me bring him home, as I worried what would happen to him when I was no longer there to feed him and love him. Finally, my husband broke down and said yes. I did a happy dance and the next day I loaded him and his bed into the car and brought him home. For now he is staying in my back room which is completely closed off from the rest of the house. He will remain out there until I can round up the money to take him to the vet for a clean bill of health and minus his manhood, so to speak!
Bio: My name is Miles, and I traveled 4 hours by car to my new home. Thats one of the reasons for my name. The Miles Montgomery part is after my Mom's favorite character in a favorite book. I know there are other kitties here, but so far, I've only gotten a few quick glimpses of them. Mommy says soon I will get to meet everyone.
Mom says an update is long overdue: I have settled in nicely and I'm now a bonafied member of the family. My sibs & I are learning our way with each other and for the most part the unprovoked hissing & growling has stopped. My Mom thinks that I am mostly purrfect! She says I've been uncommonly patient while waiting for my sibs to accept me. Sometimes I even manage to entice my brother Kufu into playing with me .
Friday, May 15th was my birthday.
Less than a month ago my brother Kufu died suddenly and needlessly and since then my Mom has not been herself. She cries alot. On May 4th my sister Meme got a birthday rosie from her boyfriend which reminded Mom that May 6th was her 4th birthday, cuz until then she had forgotten all about it.
On my birthday my Mom never even looked at the computer cuz she was busy helping my hooman sister decorate for a surprise birthday party for our Papa Roy. So on Sat. morning when she sat down at the computer she was again surprised to see that she had missed MY birthday too. HQ sent birthday wishes to me and my friend Pooter's left a birthday ladybug and a cupcake for me on my page, asking if she had missed my birthday. So Mom & I sent her a pmail telling her that she hadn't missed my birthday......but Mom had!
Then my friend Pooter's posted a message to let all of our Catster friends know that Friday had been my birthday.
I started getting all kinds of happy birthday wishes and rosies from lots of kitties.
I got a yummy shrimpie from Fredericka & her family.
I got another yummy shrimpie from Millie.
I got a kite from Mr. Sam.
I got a flower from my friend Wally and another from my bestest girlfriend Lily.
I got a Nummy Num Num Num cupcake from Little Bit & her family.
I got a cupcake from my friend Striker & his family, and another from Lewis & his family.
I got a special world globe from our friend, Angel Amelia.
Mom gave me special steak mooch two times on Sat. and I let her give me extra loves....it makes her happy!
So I had a weekend long Birthday to make up for Mom forgetting the "real day"! But wait.....there's more!
This morning when Mom sat down to the computer I had a rainbow on my page from Navin AND he even wrote a song for me! Mom copied it down to put here in my diary!
When I think of class and style
I think of our Bud Miles
With his gorgeous tabby fur
And his ingratiating purr
Miles surely made a stir
In his forever family home
(but it took his siblings a while..
to leave him alone!)
But patience is a virtue
As Miles knows
And there is no more hissing
Whenever he goes
in the same room with his siblings!
And good thing too..
For what joy Miles brings
To his loving mom
Happy birthday Miles!
I hope you enjoy your Cougar song!
All my love,
Navin R. Johnson-Davis
Thanks Navin....Mom & I LOVE my song!
And thanks to everyone for all of the Birthday Love.
It seems having a Late birthday is GREAT!
I had quite an adventure yesterday! Since no one around here seems to want to be my friend yet, I've had to resort to creating my own entertainment!
I caught a bird!! Mom was checking on us kitties outside when I walked up onto the front porch with a bird that I'd caught in my mouth! Instead of being impressed and praising me for my hunting skills, Mom freaked out! Still haven't figured that one out. She was saying something to me through the door, I couldn't quite understand her so I walked closer to the door. She then opened the door and I thought she wanted me to bring my prize into the house so I could give it to her purrsonally! But as soon as I got right to the open doorway, she shut the door quickly and told me, (and you're not going to believe this part) "No Miles, put the bird down. Put him down now!"
AS IF! Was she out of her mind? Put the bird down? Didn't she understand that if I did that he'd get away? I love my new Mom and appreciate all she's done for me so far but I have to tell you, I think she's defective in that she knows nothing of hunting. Which is why I volunteered to do the hunting for her. But instead of appreciating my efforts, she wants me to "Put the Bird Down". Hoomans......who can firgure them out?~!
She ran to get the camera and that's when it all went awry. The bird was wiggling and since Mom wouldn't let me in the house I had to figure out what to do with it. By the time she got back with the camera I had stepped into the garden to get a better grip on the bird, but he got away instead. And you won't believe this either, but Mom actually cheered. She's nuts I tell you! No bird, no picture, no fun!
So, as I was saying in my last installment of this story, the food lady & I had developed a routine, she fed me twice a day and we had periodic visits throughout the day. I now had a cozy bed to sleep in at night and during the day if I wanted to. So what if I couldn't go into the house with the food lady when she went in......well......I really did want to go in with her, but she wouldn't let me.....so what could I do, but look in through the glass doors? Then one day I was sorta hanging around close, waiting for the food lady to open that can of food for me, when suddenly she showed up, she opened the can, I came running and then the next thing I knew, she's snatched me up and put me in her car! Hey what's going on? I say!! I was a bit worried and stressed for a bit(Mom says it was only about 5-10 min.). Then I thought, what the heck, and I settled down in the floorboard behind my Mom's seat. We drove for a long, long time and then when we stopped, my new Mom took me into this room along with my bed, food and water. I was really scared, there were all these different smells and I'd never seen this place before. My new Mom visited me and talked to me alot and told me I'd be going to a doctor soon and then I could come into the house with the rest of the family.
I caught a glimpse of some other kitties when Mom would go in and out of the door. I was very curious and anxious to meet them.