Likes: Love, wrestling, begging, getting on the counter, playing with anything he finds on the floor, making "caves" under the blankets. As of Feb '09, "fetch" is his favorite activity
Pet-Peeves: scary noises
Favorite Toy: so far, bouncy balls and the scratching post and Vincent as of Feb. '09, hair bands, milk rings, paper balls and Vincent
Favorite Nap Spot: as a young kitten, his bed under the sink, now, the human bed, laps
Favorite Food: so far, duck skin
Skills: he kneads very gently without much claw. He is a gentle, easy going fellow. As of 1/1/08, charming all humans and cats1/11/09 I play catch with paper balls, hair bands and milk rings! and I really bring them back to the tosser! -N
Arrival Story: A friend was fostering him and 10 other kittens. I came over to play with them all one day, and found upon going home that I couldn't get the way this one looked at me out of my head. I visited him and the other kittens several more times. There were a few setbacks due to a kitty cold that was going around, vaccine delays and the development of "marking" problems in my other male cat, Vincent. But when those problems were resolved, hopefully once and for all, I got to go get my little boy. There had been a snow storm and the threat of refreezing and more snow, which meant I would have some consecutive days off work to help a new kitten adjust, but also meant a very slow trip in chained tires (which turned out not to be needed) to go get him.
I loved every one of those kittens in his foster home, and his selection was largely based on how his personality and approach to play would fit in with those of my other cats. He had a beautiful identical sister, Bluie, and many playmates he left behind when we took him, but so far is doing well on his own. All his "siblings" will also be adopted out through Northwest Animal Companions via Petsmart, Cedar Hills, Beaverton.
Bio: His litter was surrendered to an animal shelter near Salem, where they were going to be put to sleep. Luckily, a rescuer was there and took them, and arranged for their mom, who was on her 3rd litter, (both previous litters had been put to sleep) to be spayed. The litter of 6 ended up in foster care with my friend. Ace, a litter mate, passed away due to complications during his neuter surgery. The rest of the kittens have all been fixed and vaccinated and will be ready for adoption soon.
Greetings, all! I'd just like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that me and every kitty in my family is a rescue kitty. We each would have been PTS by the public shelter system if someone from a nokill organization hadn't intervened. It is very important to get both pet and feral cats spayed and neutered and to support efforts to reduce or eliminate killing in your local shelters. Before you say "that is impossible," you should know many communities and the entire nation of Germany have eliminated the killing of healthy animals in shelters. In some places it is illegal to put such animals to sleep. For more info on the nokill movement and how you can help, please go here. http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/
Assistance for low cost spay and neuter is available in most places. Just use your search engine and you will find it listed state by state or by county.
Finally, at this time of giving, please remember your local nokill shelters, fostering groups, sanctuaries, and rescues. The Humane Society of the United States and ASPCA get plenty of $, but very little of it actually goes to help animals, and these are not nokill organizations. PETA, it may surprise you to know, is NOT a nokill group. In fact, they euthanize a lot of cats and dogs and are for the euthanasia of feral cats instead of trap, neuter, return. Local groups that are run mostly or wholly by volunteers really need funds and can stretch every dollar. Fostering and adopting also, needless to say, saves lives. Breeders are unnecessary and contribute to the death-toll by taking homes from shelter cats. They do not deserve support, even if they seem very nice, they are not helping cats by what they are doing. A cat is not a "product" and none of them ask to be born.
So, I will step down from my kitty soapbox now. I just wanted all you kitty lovers to know the truth because I know you want to help kitties. Thanks for your indulgence!
It is non-stop rain where I live right now. Our play yard is closed for winter. Mommy gave us a little Christmas tree we can play with on the catio. The bathroom is filled with foster kittens, thanks to people failing to spay and neuter(shaking fist). They are very cute and only 10 weeks old. Very soon they will go to the vet to be fixed. Mom is hoping she will find all of them great, indoor-only, NW Oregon homes.
I am told there have been a number of shocking and tragic events among the humans lately. This makes me sad, because I love humans very much. It also makes me sad, because if humans don't even value human life, what chance is there that they will come to value our little kitty lives?
I don't want to leave on a sad note, so please let me add that humans are very powerful and they can choose to end the killing of other humans and of cats. It may not be easy, but you can take little steps every day. By locking up guns, or refusing to buy them at all, by providing a "listening ear" for someone who is troubled. Tell politicians if you object to their actions, as people in other nations and your troupes are human, too. By protecting others from those who wish them harm, we can help change things. Do not feel helpless.
Love you all and wish all the kitties and humans good health, a happy holiday season, and a better 2013. Let's make that our lucky year!
How is everyone? We aren't on here much, but it looks like the autopay monster got mommas bank account, so I guess we'd better post more.
I'm still spraying, and I got Sprite to start, too. Sprite is a black and brown tabby that has been living with us. Anyway, momma has "assmah." What does that mean? She says it means we are killing her with our pee. She washed the curtains today and moved the couch so we cannot stand on it and spray the curtains. But don't worry, we'll just spray the couch, instead. Prozac and comfort zone didn't help at all.
We still have 2 foster kitties, Randall and Squirt. It is pretty hard to find good homes, I guess. Mommy managed to adopt out the whole litter, plus the momma cat, except for these two. We all get along quite well but two fewer of us would make things easier for mom. Plus, these two are bonded more to each other than to the rest of us, which means momma can adopt them out without upsetting us. Or so she thinks. We shall see.
Kitten season is here! Please spay and neuter you cats, and help other people spay and neuter their cats, and spay and neuter strays and ferals. Because there aren't enough homes. Low cost spay and neuter assistance is available in most places.
Okay, I guess that rant helps justify the expense of this page, lol
I hope everyone is well.
The foster kitty I hated got adopted out! Yay! I'm still on prozac, though.
It is wet and cold here and our catyard is still too messed up to play in.
We have some kitties here that don't have pages. There is Lilly, Sprite, Peanut, and the foster kitties, Squirt and Randall. Really on facebook more often lately than here. Plus mommy is supurr lazy.
I hope all is well with all of you!