Favorite Nap Spot: the cat perch in the bedroom window
Favorite Food: We Pity the Kitties cat treats
Arrival Story: Adopted him from the Siamese Rescue Center of Virginia. My Siamese cat Zachary had recently died from a very aggressive oral cancer. I thought I might wait a bit before adopting another cat because I also had my sick mom living with me who needed a lot of my attention. A very understanding cat-loving friend suggested I just go to a shelter and look at the kitties. I couldn't do that because I get too upset at shelters. I saw an add for Siamese Rescue somewhere and something was pulling at me to look at the website. Well, I saw all those needy faces there, and I couldn't put it off. There were many kitties, and I sent a few inquiries. Then Hershey arrived at the rescue, and his picture was posted. The picture made him look like he had big, goofy googly eyes which he definitely does not have in person. I knew i had to have him, so I put in my application. I went to the Center to get him. He had only been there for a week and a half, so they didn't know his personality very well. The door was open to his cage, but he just sat in there looking somewhat dejected. He let me pet him though, and I explained that i was there to take him to his furever home. I'm not sure he believed me, but he didn't put up any resistence when we put him in the carrier and didn't say a word the whole ride home.
Bio: Hershey is a very mellow, somewhat timid kitty. He hates loud noises and even not-so-loud noises. If something takes him by surprise, he growls and runs off even if that something is me. He doesn't have a very Meezerly meow; it's very quiet, but he learned that using it gets him attention. He is not a lap cat and doesn't often sleep with me, yet he loves attention. He always greets me at the door. When he sees me come towards him, he rolls over and exposes his tummy for belly rubs and kneads and purrs all the while. He can be very playful, and I have seem him leaping and twisting and jumping chasing little fur mice and other little furry and sparkly toys. He's a lover not a fighter, therefore he and Benjamin must be separated. He never learned to put Benjamin in his place.
It's awfully quiet in the house. I do my best, but even Meezer that I am, I cannot match Rafiki. He was the loudest kitty any of us ever heard. Rafiki always used to groom me. I miss that. He was such a big goofball. When he was a little guy, he used to follow me around and curl up with me. I miss him.
I don't feel good. I threw up last night. I threw up this morning after mommy left for work. I did not get up to eat dinner. Mom gave me a spoonful of fishy food juice. I did eat it but threw up again. Mom says I have to go to the vet tomorrow. I already feel bad enough. I don't wanna go to the vet! I was there two weeks ago for the same thing. It passed then. I told Mom it will pass again. She doesn't buy it. :-(
I think we are in denial over the demise of our Catster community. I cannot get my thoughts together. I just want to let everyone know that they can find mom on FB. If you pmail me, I will tell you how to find her and/or give you her email address. I don't want to lose all my friends ...