Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this new series!
Now stay up with the conversation my friends. The red is Shoko talking and the blue is Kali talking – Enjoy!
Name: My name is Shoko. Shoko is Japanese for, “little one.” Now wouldn’t mom and dad have eggos all over their faces if I was fat and lazy. MOL I am a Seal Point Siamese. My name is Kali. Kali is Hawaiian for happiness.” However, I can’t verify this latest translation is, “the one and only.” Kali says this is so very true and accepts this definition as THEE true meaning of her. We are the “Canadian Cats”.
Age: Excuse me Kali its my turn to say how old I am. I am 7 years old but will be 8 this June. I am a 13 years old and will be 14 big ones in May
Location: We live in North Central British Columbia, Canada.
Web/Blog Page: Canadian Cats
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? You want to go first Kali. You are the oldest and you know the saying, “age before beauty” MOL You are really weird Shoko but I’ll go first. The very first time I met mom I thought she smelled so nice. Just like warm laundry…the clean kind. hehe I was trying to show off and let her see what a talented girl I was as I ran along the washer and dryer at my biological parents home. Unfortunately I misjudged how far it was to the open washer and couldn’t stop before falling into the empty washer. After all I was only 3 months old. A mere wisp of myself now. I yelled as loud as I could. This lady picked me up and pointed me away from the empty washer and I fell in love immediately. Your turn Shoko. Oh you’re back – My experience wasn’t like Kali’s at all. I was mellowing out in my cage at the SPCA. I was trying to get comfy and eat some slop they gave me. I was so hungry. This peep came along and wanted to see me up close and personal. Well, I was used to the downtown streets where we avoided peeps at all costs. I was about 3 weeks old when mom took hold of me and looked me up and down. I tell you I was not impressed with this no fur peep. I immediately hissed at her to let her know she was dealing with no wimp here. My mighty hiss wasn’t developed and came out more like a htttth. I didn’t scare her a bit…shame, I tried so hard. I hissed again and mom said, “I like a cat with spunk.” Then she stuck me in a cardboard box and we left that cold place forever.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? This is a toughie because Kali didn’t like me. I guess it was when mom gave us some kibble and I’d never eaten that hard stuff before so I started playing floor hockey with it. It was so cool to watch those kibble go sliding under the pantry door. Mom never got mad she just pulled them out. Kali came in and showed me how to eat the kibble. I was fascinated. Right then I knew this would be the place for me. When I got to my new home I was lost cause I was used to my biological mom and dad being with me until a big Siamese/Birman cat came in the room. She walked over to me and started licking my head. She cuddled and hugged me and I knew this was my forever home.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? My experiences have been so different from you Kali. When I was at the SPCA I had been fostered to an Extended Care Facility for a short while. I didn’t like it cause these older furless peeps wanted to touch me all the time and I would get angry cause I wasn’t used to peeps touching my furs. They were probably jealous of all my fur and they had none. In your dreams Shoko….get on with the story. Anyway the facility gave me back to the SPCA as I was too rambunctious for the older peeps. I would do so many strange things in mom’s house that I thought she would send me packin’ but she would just laugh and carry on like it was no big deal. Pretty soon I got to thinking mom’s house was now my forever home. Geez, I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way Shoko. I always felt accepted no matter what, I was here to stay.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Can I answer for both of us Kali? Kali nods and Shoks continues. Dad tends to be easy for the game of in/out and other games but mom can also be guilted into giving us treats and stuff. I would say they both can be easy touches but then again they can be tough as nails.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Shoko and Kali – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!