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 series!
Name: Gypsy Keen
Age: 3.5 years
Location: Southeast Virginia
Web/Blog Page: http://www.thesedaysofmine.com/
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? My parents discovered me behind their business when I was around 2 months old. My dad saw me first. I was shivering and thin, and I just wound myself around his ankles and meowed at him. He doesn’t know too much about kitties, so he was afraid to try to pick me up. He called my mom on her cell phone (she was inside the building), and she came outside. When she saw me, she immediately reached down and picked me up. She could tell I was friendly – and scared. She cuddled me and talked sweetly to me. I fell in love with both of them immediately.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I just knew from the beginning. They tried to determine if I belonged to someone: they put up flyers, called the vets’ offices and the animal shelters. But, the entire time, they were loving me and taking care of me. After a few days, they decided that I was theirs and took me to the vet to be checked. Thankfully, I got a clean bill of health!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Well, I have completely shredded all the office furniture….(used to be) nice leather chairs…. thankfully, my parents haven’t punished me. And yes, they bought me a nice scratching post. But I still like the chairs. Oh, and if anyone leaves the bathroom door open, I play in the toilet and then leave paw prints all over EVERYTHING.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Paws down, that would be my dad. And here’s why: I came to be their shop kitty in August, 2013. A few weeks later, my dad’s father became ill and passed away. My dad still came to the shop everyday during the time, but sometimes, he wouldn’t really work. He’d sit in the office at his desk, and I could tell he really needed me. So I would climb up on his chest and lie there and just be there for him. Our picture was even in the local newspaper (my mom sent it in). I still lie on his chest sometimes, but I’m much bigger and heavier than I was then, so it’s not quite as comfortable for him. But he still likes for me to do it.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? When new customers come to their shop, they don’t realize that I am really the boss there. My mom even bought a plaque for me that says: “Boss Lady”.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!