Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Locket, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

August 16th 2006

Black and White

Locket loves human attention, especially having her stomach rubbed.

She is not crazy about other cats, as we've discovered. Her default is to hiss at her housemates, though she loves to spend time with her human companions.

Favorite Toy:
Plastic drinking straws are an endless source of interest for Locket.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Locket likes to nap in a lot of places, including the top of the 7 foot bookcase.

Favorite Food:
She craves Breathies chicken and mint jerky treats.


Arrival Story:
About 6 months after we took Moka in, we realized he was a lonely only cat. So we went to an adoption event in March 2007 sponsored by Alley Cat Allies. In adjoining crates, we found Locket and Buttercup. Chris spotted Locket and was immediately taken with her. She was only 7 months old. Locket gets her name from a little white patch on her chest that makes her look like she's wearing a locket; she also has a lot of medium length white fur on her stomach. It's hard to take a good picture of her, but Locket is a very cute cat.

Locket is eartipped, so she must have started life on the streets. When we adopted her, she was being fostered by a lovely woman named Anne and her husband, who was allergic to cats. We know from her medical records, which Anne was good enough to pass along to us, that Locket had ringworm as a little kitten. So she had a hard early life. Maybe this helps explain why she is not very friendly with her fellow cats, even as she loves socializing with homo sapiens. We especially wish she were more easygoing around Louise Brooks, our tripod, and Chirpy, who came to live inside in May, 2008 after he lost a good friend.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
I want to be alone!

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 15th 2008 More than 8 years!

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Romeow Tagged ME!

August 30th 2008 8:28 pm
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I'm new to this, but here goes:
1) I like being around people a lot more than I like being around other cats. In fact, my hisses can usually be heard around the house when my four house-mates try to "play" with me. But I LOVE human attention and have been known to crawl onto many laps in search of it.
2) Even though I live inside now, my left ear is tipped. I started out on the streets as a wild child, though I've been inside since I was three months old.
3) I am named Locket because I have a little patch of white -- a "locket" -- on my chest (also on my stomach). It's good to have built-in jewelry!
4) I really like raw food. We tried out a packet of it from our local natural pet food store and I was the only one of the five of us who liked it.
5) I am a very talented climber. We have a 7 foot high clothes rack, and only Buttercup and I are good at getting up there. But I'm no daredevil! Buttercup leaps right off the rack down to the bed (which is about 4 feet away, at least), while I jump onto the folded clothes on the bureau, which is a lot closer.
Now it's my turn to do the tagging :
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Lakoda 591476
Odin 467384
Skylar 398277
Minnie Mouse 440312

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