03/18/2016 – Foster Friday with Miss Itty

Miss Itty is being fostered through the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.

Miss Itty's Catnip Pillow - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Itty’s Catnip Pillow – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

This is Miss Itty’s catnip pillow. It’s called Stripey Tiger and has an orange striped cat on it.

Someone special - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Someone special – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Itty loves her stripey catnip pillow.

Miss Itty goes growly-pants crazy over catnip - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Itty goes growly-pants crazy over catnip – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Perhaps Miss Itty loves her stripey catnip pillow too much because, well, we’ll go on record saying one must be very stealthy if planning to separate Miss Itty from her catnip. Thank goodness for clipped claws!

In the month she has been with us, here are six new things learned about Miss Itty:

1) Miss Itty loves playing with the red dot.

2) Loves catnip. Not a fan of silvervine, interestingly enough.

3) Miss Itty is SUPER lovey in the morning and least likely to be Ms. Growly-Pants. We think she used to be fed wet food in the early morning hours so maybe this is why. We feed wet food in the evening so we’ve both had to make adjustments.

4) Is getting along with just about every cat here, as long as everyone minds their own P’s & Q’s and gives Miss Itty her space (hear that, Viola?).

5) She likes her pretty teal collar. We further reduced her anxiety by removing her dangly, heart-shaped nametag that kept clicking/clacking/banging against her food bowls. No more growling when eating now.

6) Quandary: What is with pulling her water bowl around, thereby sloshing water all over the place? She LOVES doing this. She also likes drinking from whatever water is left in the bowl while it is still sloshing thereby getting water up her nose. If we didn’t think it would drive us batty at night, we’d consider putting a fountain in her big kennel cage. Then again, she’d probably/most certainly find a way to knock the water out of that and the motor would burn out.

Sweet Miss Itty - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Sweet Miss Itty – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Miss Itty’s personality is starting to make itself clearer to us. She’s still Ms. Growly-Pants but not as often and not always because she is upset over something. She enjoys taking over the bed all day, napping, sleeping, checking out the afternoon soaps on the POP cable channel. At night, she curls up on her Ham-mick in her kennel cage and sleeps through most of the night now. She is a sweetheart but she’s also her own cat, relishing time spent in the same room as her human and not much attention paid directly to her. She loves the thought of petting, but not the actual petting itself. She will make someone looking for a beautiful and quiet girl a wonderful addition to their home.

23 responses to “03/18/2016 – Foster Friday with Miss Itty

  1. She is so gorgeous. I hope she gets a home soon.

  2. Glad Miss Itty is working out all right. Some cats are just wary and will growl at times. Our cat Mew Mew growls a lot. I think she just likes to keep me on my toes. Sounds like Miss Itty found the perfect fostor home.

  3. Miss Itty is such a pretty lady and we hope she will soon find a forever home.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. She sure is a pretty girl.

  5. we are so glad to hear about all the great progress she is making. this is the joy of fostering….learning their quirks to help them find a forever home!!

  6. Foi bom conhecer melhor a Senhorita Itty, ela é adorável!
    Vamos ficar com as patas cruzadas para que ela encontre
    uma família especial.

  7. We’re so glad to hear she’s improving, and trusting her family more.

  8. You are so adorable. Pretty soon you will get your own furever home and a whole slew of survants to cater to your needs, purrs.

    Emma and Buster

  9. We like Stripey Tiger and can see why Miss Itty does too. She’s a beautiful girl.
    Angels Normie and Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  10. Miss Itty, you probably didn’t have your own Stripey Tiger before so now you have to protect it from aliens! You are such a pretty kitty. Looks like your furs are soft and silky. You are a lucky kitty!
    Purrs and soft paw pats from all of us…….even Mom!!!

  11. MIss Itty Bitty you are a lovely lovely orange lady. I am so happy you are adjusting to your foster home and learning new things.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  12. miss itty…we iz buzzed happee stuff iz settlin down in mor wayz than one for ewe…we haza growler round heer two, tho dai$y swearz iz de cat next door makin de noiz…..yea……rite….

    any way high paws two ewe & de crew & tell yur mom ta getz ewe a heavy ceramic dawg dish ta drink out of…..gram paw dude had one N it kept him frum…swimmin…and de waters frum a spillin

    heerz two a temperate ocean bass kinda week oh end ♥♥♥♥

  13. Dragonheart, Merlin and Devi

    Miss Itty, it is clear you love your catnip toy! It sounds like you need a heavy fountain to drink from. We hope you find a wonderful Forever Home when you are ready to leave your foster home.

  14. That Miss Itty sure is a sweetie and we’re glad her personality is coming through, besides, she is sure pretty!

  15. Miss Itty sounds like quite a character!

  16. We’re glad Miss Itty is adjusting well to everything and everyone. 🙂

  17. Got me stumped about that water bowl business! Miss Itty is a beautiful cat; surely someone will want her to adorn their home soon!

  18. She is a pretty girl and sounds like a lot of fun. I love grumpy kitties, my Lucy used to always growl over everything.

  19. She is a lovely lady. I am glad she is settling in well. The water reminds me of Eric. I always had to unplug the fountain at night because he would scrape all the water out. Here is a very short video of him at work.

  20. Oh, that was a surprise! I thought it would just post the link.

  21. i just have tears in my eyes…I so love this girl. What a sweetheart. xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  22. meowmeowmans

    Looking great, Miss Itty! We’re glad you’re doing so well.

  23. She, er, sounds a bit like me. I love the thought of petting but I’m a three-stroke cat. We have the 360 fountain and it doesn’t make any noise. If you turn the water down, you can’t even hear the trickle. Pop is a very light sleeper and it’s in his room but it doesn’t disturb him.