||Two years old|
||Domestic short hair|
||Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA|
a year ago I came home to a note in my mailbox from a friend. It
said that someone had left a young cat with kittens on her doorstep. She
took the kittens (old enough to be weaned) to a pet store, and wondered
if I would take the mother cat. But of course! She told me that the
little cat was a calico, so I named her Cali the Calico Cat before ever
laying eyes on her.
Cali turned out to be tortoiseshell - aka brindle - not calico, which has
colored patches on a white background - but she does have a calico
belly. So her full name is Cali the Brindle Cat with the Calico Belly. I
just call her Cali Cat for short.
Cali Cat was tiny when I brought her home. She must have gotten pregnant
during her first heat, poor little girl. She has a hearty appetite, and
her weight doubled within two months. She took to my other two cats
right away, although they took a little time to get used to her. Now she
is the perfect playmate for my ten-year-old cat. They spend time each day
posturing, slapping and wrestling. The extra activity has helped keep my
ten-year-old in shape. Once in a while I even catch my sixteen-year-old cat
giving her chase.
Cali is extremely affectionate, and just loves to have her belly rubbed.
Whenever I pet her she flops down and rolls over so that I will rub her
belly. She starts purring the moment I touch her. She also loves to
follow me around, running past me and leaping onto the furniture in
whatever room I am going in to, then meowing for more attention. She
loves to cuddle underneath the covers with me at night. She even
"spoons" with me!
I am very thankful that Cali Cat came into my life.