Miss Itty is being fostered through the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.
This is Miss Itty’s catnip pillow. It’s called Stripey Tiger and has an orange striped cat on it.
Miss Itty loves her stripey catnip pillow.
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.
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.