Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen things about Norma's cat

April morning in the kitchen window



1. We got her at Cat Welfare (a no kill shelter).

2. She had already been spayed and front declawed before being turned in so we knew she'd been a pet. And she knew it too.

3. So she knew she was supposed to sleep in our bed, on my legs. For sleeping in front of the TV, she sleeps on my husband's legs.

4. The shelter staff thought she was about 2 years old.

5. We think she was under a year.

6. She is black, white, gold, and gray calico. Only females are calico patterned.

7. She has a kink in her tail, like she was caught in a door at a young age.

8. She's the only flat footed cat I've ever seen--waddles like a duck.

9. Her former state of homelessness has left her with issues--even after 6 years.

10. She fears starvation and abandonment and believes we will never return from our Friday night date to feed her. But she would never wear her food.

11. She has kept her girlish figure--weighs less than 7 lbs and her tummy doesn’t sag. She gets 1/3 of a can of cat food, twice a day. Most adult cats (my son's for instance) look like fat sausages on toothpicks because their owners overfeed them.

12. Although she always uses the litter box, she's never figured out the proper feline technique, so it needs to have 12" sides to prevent drop outs.

13. Each week she chooses a new spot for naps so that her hair gets evenly distributed throughout the house. Cat meme.


1. Titanium 2. Joan 3. ames 4. Friday's Child 5. feedscott 6. Chaotic Mom 7. Elle 8. Wystful1 9. Lazy Daisy 10. TreasureofJewels 11. Susan 12. carmen 13. Amanda 14. EmilyRoseJewel 15. Courtney
16. Melli 17. Gabrielle 18. mar 19. Renee 20. Trinity13 21. Stacey 22. Francesca23. susan 24. tnchick 25. Lisa 26. Becky 27. reverberate58 28. Cindi 29. chana 30. Moogie
31. Kontan 32. Jane 33. Joe 34. Rosei 35. nat 36. Chi 37. Tanya 38. Louise 39. Lifecruiser 40. Tricia 41. eph2810 42. Leesa

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42 comments:

Natalie said...

Great list, Norma. She's a beautiful kitty! :)

Joan said...

Titanium is right. She is a pretty kitty.

amy karp | PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I love that you rescued her from a no kill shelter. My Maggie May was rescued also - she is a dog and weighs over 70 lbs, but she is a sweet, sweet girl. I don't understand about a cat being "flat footed"...hmmmmm

mine are up - stop by :) Happy TT!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Quite a pretty cat. My T13 is up too.

Anonymous said...

We are the cat lovers arn't we B)

pvtB)fs

Chaotic Mom said...

What a special list! I love my cats, too. They bring a wonderful spirit to our home. ;)

Wystful1 said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Both our kitties are from shelters too!! (see my Blog-Purr-say[per sé] link on my side bar!

My T T is up

Lazy Daisy said...

What a clever cat. We have two, brother and sister and they keep us loved and entertained at the same time. My TT is up. Pat your kitty for me!

Mary said...

My mom had a cat when we were growing up but I haven't had one since.

My tt is up!

Anonymous said...

Your list is great! Reminds me of how much I miss having a cat in my life!

My TT is up!

Renee Nefe said...

That's a great idea and a very cute kitty. I love her meme!

I wasn't planning a TT today, but one from my pet's point of view would be awefully funny.

Amanda said...

Sounds like a great member of the family!

My 13 are up.

Just D said...

all our pets are rescue pets too... your kitty is lovely! I had to check out your cat meme and think my cats may need to post one as well! Happy 13!

Unknown said...

sweet kitty! That is great that she was rescued. I want to adopt a puppy soon from our shelter. My list is up!

Anonymous said...

My cat lives with my Mum (evil Landlord's no pets rule). Izzy was a rescue cat too, and she has major issues of abandonment. The first time we let her out of the house she sat at the top of the driveway and followed Mum to work, just to make sure Mum came back. And after 12 years she still runs to the door/top of the driveway to meet you

Courtney said...

Cute kitty! That other site you linked with food on the cats was very strange! LOL

Melli said...

I am soooooo glad that your little she-cat has the dignity to not wear her food! And I was starting to worry that after sharing 13 magnificent facts with me about her, that I still didn't know her name! But then... I got tagged! (or I guess one of my cats did!) LOL! And I guess your pretty baby is Whistle!
I WILL play tag... maybe tomorrow. For today, my list is up!

Anonymous said...

My friend has a cat that she loves a lot and she named her Tyga :)

Thanks for the comment and HAPPY THURSDAY! :)

MaR said...

Pretty cat! I knew what a calico cat is because my friend has one :)
Thanks for visiting my TT, happy thursday!

Renee Nefe said...

I hope you don't mind, but I borrowed your idea.

fefyfomanna: TT: Interview with a Dog...and two rabbits

Trinity13 said...

Oh yes, what a very beautiful cat! I also have a calico and I love her!!! My hubby found her when she was just 6-8 weeks old...he almost ran over her, but ended up falling in love!

Have a great Thursday!

stacey said...

Oh, she's so pretty.
We adopted a dog from a shelter last year, and I suspect that he'd been abused by his former owners. He cringes and flinches when you move past him, like he's afraid of getting hit. I think it takes animals a long time (if ever) to get over abuse and abandonment.
At least your kitty has a good home now.
My TT is up.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty kitty! Enjoyed your list very much.

Susan said...

awwww it seems that she's a good behaviour, she's keeping her figure as well! i wish my tummy doesnt sag as well hahahaha happy thursday!

-tnchick- said...

I enjoy readin' about peoples pets. Being a pet lover, I find it interesting. I should do a post about my cat, she'll be 11 in a few weeks.

Lisa said...

She's sweet! I am a sucker for Calico's...my one girl is a Calico and everytime I see one I want it!

My 13 is up.

Becky said...

what a beautiful kitty..I have a female calico too..big babies they are

Reverberate58 said...

Great list. I get all my cats from the shelter. My Momo waddles, and sadly his belly sags and wags side to side when he walks. And his is pigeon toed!! Thanks for the visit.

Chana said...

I have 5 cats and for some reason they like legs too! Ours or the Danes! Crazy cats!

Moogie said...

What a beautiful cat. She sounds like such a wonderful pet!

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

kontan said...

She's beautiful! Our shelter kitty has issues too. Had her for 8 years now...you'd think she would start to like us sooner or later. She does, as long as life is on her terms.

LOL on the waddle comment!

I'm up

Jane said...

What a purty kitty! My kitty sleeps with me too. Sometimes on the foot of the bed, sometimes cuddled up beside me and occasionally on my pillow above my head!
Thanks for visiting my site today.

Unknown said...

What a neat cat. I always had cats growing up. I only have had three dogs in my whole life. Although I prefer dogs, I love cats too. I am a little allergic though, but that never stoped me from having a pet. Currently, I can only have a fish, Mr. Limpet is doing great by the way. Thanks for sharing about your cat. My TT list is up as well.

Natsthename said...

She's beautiful!!!I've never seen a waddling cat, though. Must be a funny sight!

Chi said...

She is beautiful...and I am so glad you chose to adopt her & give her a loving home. *s*

Thank you for visiting my TT & for trying to guess my real name. It isn't Marcia but I hope you had fun.

Tanya said...

Your cat is so beautiful. And such a great story about how you got her. She seems to have really fit into her new family.

Louise said...

Nice moggy, and no. 13 - so considerate.

Ardice said...

I love cats. My cats love to hide their toys in my shoes or plop them in their bowl of water. They're so amusing to watch.

Thanks for the visit. Have a wonderful weekend. Be Well...

Anonymous said...

Sorry, haven't got aaround to all T13 yet, obviously - better late than never hah?

I love cats, they are fantastic animals. Nice list.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kitty! Sounds like she's well cared for. Glad to hear that you went the rescue/adoption route.

Anonymous said...

Very nice cat :). A fat sausages on toothpicks? - poor thing.

Leesa said...

This is so sweet :)