The world is a toy, and I intend to play it for all it’s worth!
Let me start with the good stuff. I am part Calico and part Tabby, which makes me pretty unique, as you can see from my lovely markings. I have a luxurious, silky smooth coat. I am healthy, spayed, have had all my shots, and don’t require any medications. I am litter-trained and very fastidious in keeping myself groomed. I only use my claws on my scratching post, and when I’m not playing (seldom) I try to pay attention when you tell me what I can and cannot jump on or lie on.
I am totally human-oriented. I will be your loyal companion, and in return I expect you to include me in every aspect of your ‘at home’ life. Especially if there are toys involved!
Anyway, did I mention that I like to play? Big toys, small toys, squeaky toys, rattling toys, noisy toys, quiet toys, stringy toys, laser toys, toys that don’t do anything, toys that aren’t necessarily toys… Everything can be a toy if you try hard enough!
Now, here’s the thing. I came to CCAR as a very young mum with seven newborns in tow. I never had a ‘kittenhood’ or got to be part of a loving family so I never got to play, but more to the point I never learned how not to play… and even though I will NEVER scratch, or bite you with any aggression, I do use my paws (claws fully retracted) and teeth when engaged in domestic ‘combat’. And I know you might not like this, but I’m not at all fond of being cuddled or petted for any length of time. I do want to be best friends and bond with you (and yours), but my idea of a good time is to sit at arms’ length from you and just be petted occasionally. When I’m not playing, that is…
Foster Note: With a fresh start, Muppet can be taught not to use her teeth when playing with others, but would probably not be suitable for a family with young children. She really is a good girl, tons of fun, and will devote herself to her forever owner(s).