Monday, March 28, 2005

Our Cat, Snowball!

A blogger friend of mine mentioned something about cat blogs, and so I thought I would introduce you all to Snowball. Snowball is a cat that we bought in November 2001. We got her from a place called the "Four Paws Rescue Team". She was only a year and a half old or so when we got her, and she had already had two full grown kittens when we got her! How's that for "babies having babies"? Yes, she was quite an early bloomer apparently. Snowball isn't a lap cat, and she only tolerates being picked up for a pretty short time usually. On the other hand, she loves being around people, being petted, and even having her belly rubbed, which many cats don't like, and she doesn't put up too much of a fuss when her toenails are clipped! She doesn't usually sleep on the bed at night, but sometimes she will for awhile. She prefers her little kitty bed in the computer room, or the guest bed which she gets all to herself. Her favorite perch is a chair at the small table in the kitchen where she can look out the window at the cars, people, and animals at our townhouse development. Her favorite toys are the little mice made of rabbit fur. She can definitely tell the difference between the real fur and the synthetic fur. She loves kitty treats, and will meow in her funny "creaky meows" as we call them, every time we come home from anywhere, until we give her some treats. She doesn't like most human food. However, she does like hard-boiled eggs, cold cuts of turkey or chicken, little pieces of cooked fresh fish if it isn't spiced, refried beans, tapioca, and avacado of all things! She turns her nose up at pretty much everything else that we eat. She's a strange one.

5 comments:

soundboyz said...

She seems regal, and very dignified.Do you think that they feel it when you clip their paws? I have been told that they do feel uncomfortable,so I stopped clipping my Cleo's claws.Now she ripps up the furniture down stairs!!! If she wasn't so damn cute, i would "lose" her!!JK.

Erik Grow said...

She certainly never has seemed to mind it. It certainly shouldn't hurt at all! It's just like our toenails. Being *declawed* is another story, from what I hear. She doesn't scratch much anyway.

soundboyz said...

O.K. I do believe that you are right. Declawing does cause pain.Although my cat doesn't seem to like us clipping her claws. Then again, she objects to any type of treatment. I had to drop some eardrops in her ears yesterday and you would think I was trying to cut her ears off!!If she wasn't so cute.........

Tom McMahon said...

Named after The Simpsons' cat?

Erik Grow said...

Nope, she was named by the rescue organization, and we were going to change it, but we couldn't think of anything better before we got used to their name!