Just want to say hello and that I am a new cat owner. Or is it the other way around ???
Well anyway I am a dude from USA. I found a almost feral 3-4 week old kitten IN THE PROCESS of being abandonned by its stupid owner! I rescued the cuti-pie out of a trash filled shopping cart. I witnessed the whole drop off. It was a little inner-city boy. He dropped her behind a supermarket then tried to take off. The little kitty was crying for him to come back. She was so scared of the awful place but she just started to forage like a feral cat at 3-4 weeks old!
I questioned the little idiot kid. He said that its siblings all died and the mother was still at home. He even tried to get $10 bucks (USD) off of me. I just walked away from him and got a box from the store owner and took her home. She was COVERED in fleas! After a long couple of months battle with those little nasties I am proud to say that I have a flea free house and beautiful Calico kitten. I've always dreamed of having a cat but was afraid to make the move due to being a previous dog owner and that my wife is SUPPOSEDLY allergic (Note: Its the saliva NOT the dander as once thought!).
She is about 5 months old now. She is so smart. She took to a pet cage as if she was born in it. She "knows" that when we go out to get into it. She "knows" about the cages swing door! She can open and close it. Can't figure that one out because she was only 3-4 weeks old when I found her. She plays hard with her cat toys. She watches TV like a human, looks at her reflection in mirrors (maybe she thinks its another cat), goes nuts over watching birds and squirrels out of the window (chatters wierdly), walks on our tummies or our sides in the morning to wake us up, greets us when we come home - wants to touch noses, reminds us with a claw-filled swat on our hands while we are typing on PC that its time to feed kitty (3 times a day like clockwork), interrupts telephone conversations, licks our hands and feet while working, etc. etc.
We gave her a very complex name which she actually responds to: kitty! Original huh? She loves to play laser dot with us but the smart thing finally figured out that the dot is ACTUALLY coming from US and not a liitle red animal flying around the house. She has figured out how to open ajar doors and cabinets. She can work out strategies how to outwit us when we block off the living room where all of the dangerous plants and delicate vases are. She's trying to jump on the keyboard now! She is really too darn smart for her own good! They say cats are just below pigs and dolphins in animal smarts.
I've done a lot of research on cats. So I might be able to offer some advice on things. Feel free to ask. My email is in my profile. Just take out NOSPAM if its in my email address or it wont work right.
Fall 2004 (1 month old)
Winter 2004 (4 months old)