Nicknames: Moomin, Poopmin, Little Moo, Moo-Moo, the Best Son, the Worst Son, Black-Beans-for-Toes.
Coloration: Black and White
Likes: Waking us up promptly at 6 am, spooning, drinking from the faucet, attention, Norwegian black metal, Q-Tips.
Pet-Peeves: Having his back feet touched, "Soft Paws", when Mom leaves, being forced to drink out of his water dish (as opposed to the faucet), when his food gets "low", being watched while pooping.
Favorite Toy: Q-Tips fished out of the wastebasket, Moominpapa's ear plugs (for band rehearsal), socks stuffed with catnip.
Favorite Nap Spot: Anywhere, as long as it involves hogging Moominmama & Moominpapa's space.
Favorite Food: Water from the faucet, spiders.
Skills: Creepily quivering his tail when extremely happy, looking like Brak, wide vocal range, sneak attacking toes.
Arrival Story: Last November (2008), I was browsing Craigslist (as I often do), and was instantly drawn to a post that advertised a free, affectionate, black and white Norwegian Forest Cat. The ad didn't have any pictures and wasn't incredibly descriptive, yet somehow I immediately loved this cat and new in my gut that I needed to at least see him. I scheduled a visit for that very day. Moomin (nee Alabaster), came home with my boyfriend and I the next day.