Friday, September 19, 2014
Foster Friday: Introducing Autumn
Oh, hi! I didn't realize there were other humans and big cats here, reading what we write! I'm Autumn, and I've been at this place for a week now. I'm a foster kitten. I'm about 4 1/2 months old, and I'm a double-fanged monster! Rawr! No, actually I'm a sweet baby who is teething right now, because I just got my adult teeth but still have my baby teeth. That means I like to chomp on arms and legs, but I'm always careful not to break the skin. I have very good manners! I even use soft paws on my foster purrents, instead of clawing (at least most of the time).
I'm also very smart! In a week, I've learned to ask for petting and for up, just like Tabby and Heimdall do! I also know how to hop into the stroller for a nap, and I know the best sleep spots in the house. I also do funny kitten stuff, like try to climb onto the desk by standing in the garbage can, spilling it over in the process. After I did that, I walked around the house with a used tissue on my back for a few minutes before I shook it off! Foster Mommy didn't have the camera handy at the moment, though!
My other people had to give me up. My other mommy loves me very much, but she split up with my other daddy and couldn't take me to college with her. I couldn't stay with my other daddy, either. My other mommy is a student of Foster Mommy's, so she called Foster Mommy and arranged to bring me to this home. At the time, my name was Doug and my other people thought I was a little boykit. I guess they never checked to see once I got old enough! My foster purrents quickly changed my name once they saw I was a little girlkit.
At first, I was overwhelmed by all the big kitties here. At my other home, I was an only kitten, so this was a complete change! I hissed at everyone, but then I realized that they were only curious. I was curious, too! I saw something waving around, so I crouched low in the chair and tracked it. Suddenly, I made up my mind to grab it, so I pounced! One of the big cats turned to look at me and jerked the waving thing away. It was Heimdall's tail! Now, every time I see that tail, I go play with it. It's the best toy in the world, and the big cat attached to it, Heimdall, doesn't even mind unless I try to bite!
I also like playing with Dare, who is my size even though she's older than I am. I like playing chase up and down the hallway with her, even though I can't leap as high as she does. She hops to the top of the roll-top desk, and I can't get that far even with an in-between jump. I try to get Rori to play sometimes, and she played a little with me yesterday around a box, but then she swatted at me and I got scared. She was confused because I ran off, so she apologized to me by touching noses with me later on to tell me she was sorry. All these big cats are two to five times my size, except for Dare and Missy. That's big!
I like my foster home, but I would really love a home of my own. I'm very social, smart, and friendly to humans and other cats. I'm up-to-date on all my shots, but still need to be spayed. My foster purrents are going to make an appointment for that next week, probably.
I'm off to explore and play! Meow at you later!