Special Kitty of the Day for April 25th

Name: Milly
Age: Six years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Seal Point Siamese
Home: Vermont, USA
Meet Milly, she’s my beautiful blue-eyed apple head Seal Point Siamese Cat. I got her and her daughter Izzy in 2008 after my cat Samantha went to the Rainbow Bridge after twenty wonderful years with me. Milly’s former owners used to breed Siamese cats and they were moving out of state and could only take two cats with them. Milly came with fleas and worms and a big desire to be outside hunting. It took a while but she adjusted to being a happy indoor cat who is leash trained and allowed outside only with supervision. She even got used to sharing her house with two pet mice and a couple of Betta fish (the only casualty was a packet or two of Betta fish food.)Milly is special because she is a typical loud-mouthed Siamese cat. She is a real motormouth and we have lots of long, deep conversations with her. She lets you know what she wants and when she wants it.(usually it is right now!) She is a great lap kitty and has a very loud purr to go with her loud mouth. She can be a quirky cat, she loves being rubbed all over, loves playing with her catnip toys and just loves food of all kinds! Milly is very direct in letting you know just what she wants, she will not be ignored, she will meow, headbutt you, try to trip you and even poke you on the nose with her paw if you don’t give her what she wants. Usually it is food or a supervised trip out in the yard but sometimes she just wants extra love and attention which we are more than happy to give her.

Milly, the Cat of the Day
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Special Kitties of the Day for April 17th

Solange, Simone, the Cat of the Day
Name: Solange, Simone
Age: Two years and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Siamese
Home: Québec, Canada
Introducing Simone and Solange, Siamese cats … and real Siamese twin sisters! You cannot think of Solange without Simone or the inverse; they are just glued to one another! Those two little sisters are the most loving and precious cats in the world (from an objective point of view!). We first go them for the children but surprisingly, I got very attached to them. Truly, when I wake up with the two of them, sleeping inside my blankets against my stomach, looking at me with the look that says it all (the * I love you so much and I don’t need to speak to tell it to you* look), I feel so much love for those two cats that I could think possible. it is really hard to take a good picture of them as they are camera shy and always close their beautiful blue eyes!

Being an anxious person, it happens that I feel stressed, in my bed at night. Then the cats arrive, they start to purr, they literally cuddle me … and my respiration slows down, my breathing gets better, I start to feel more relaxed … no meditation needed with those two. They have helped me in a way that many people would not understand and for that, they are my cats of the day every day.

Kozy Kitty of the Day for April 6th

Piper, the Cat of the Day
Name: Piper
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Seal Point Siamese
Home: Maryland, USA
Iam Piper and I came to live with Mom, Dad and big brother Goose on January 1, 2011 from the Siamese Cat Rescue Center. I am mostly Siamese except I have one paw that has two white toes. I also have a tiny chirping voice which I rarely use. I really do run the house although I am tiny (at seven pounds), and I am scared of every noise and anything that comes through the front door. I am even afraid of my dad when he comes home from work until he says “Hi Piper!” and then I remember it is Dad. Cameras are another thing I dislike.

I like to fetch my toys so mom will “play throw the toy” for me. She will play until I stop bringing my toys to her. Goose likes to pounce on me but I let him have it. Otherwise, we are good friends. I do funny things like jumping in the air and twisting for no reason except to say “I want to play!” I’m still pretty much a kitten and do not like Mom and Dad to sleep later than 4:30 am. Goose and I insist on being fed then. I’ve taught Goose how to walk on Mom and Dad while they are sleeping if they haven’t gotten up to feed us on time. Goose and I have a pretty good life. We have a view of the Chesapeake Bay which brings in all sorts of birds we watch from the safety of our screened-in porch. In the summer, we love to stay out there all day. My mom and dad are very happy the SCRC brought me to them.

Piper, the Cat of the Day
Piper, the Cat of the Day

Special Kitty of the Day for March 28th

Spazz, the Cat of the Day
Name: Spazz
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Siamese, Calico
Home: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Spazz is a Siamese Calico cross. We adopted her as a kitten about two years ago. She has added much joy to our household. She is social and greets everyone who comes into our home. She also loves to torment her older “sister” Stryper, who is a six-year-old Tabby.

Spazz is now two and a half, an you can see her coloring has gotten darker. Spazz is small and sweet, agile and absolutely fearless. She has the softest coat, everyone who pets her remarks on this. She has no fear of puppies and will play with them and even has some adult doggy friends. Spazz is a much more active cat than Stryper and keeps Stryper on her toes playing hide and seek and leaping on her from hidden spots.

When she is not chasing Stryper around, Spazz is following her Daddy and nearly the only time she meows is when she can see Daddy, but not get to him. She is an accomplished mouser, but tries to avoid killing them right away so she can get more playtime from them. Spazz is also our bird Rugby’s favorite companion. They spend a couple of hours each day rolling around on the floor playing together. (I also included a kitten picture as well, in which she is fearlessly crossing our pool on a floaty!)

Special Kitty of the Day for February 19th

Kitty Girl, the Cat of the Day
Name: Kitty Girl
Age: Deceased, 16 1/2 years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Tortie Siamese
Home: Fresno, California, USA
This is my Kitty Girl who came into my life in a small cardboard box. She was only four or five weeks old when her mother had been run over by a car. My son brought her home hoping that I would take her in, even though we already had three adult cats. I told him she could stay until we found a home for her. She still needed to be bottled fed and taught how to use the litter box. She was such a little princess from the start and before to long had wormed her way into my heart. By this time there was no way I going to give her up.

The first two years of her life she was quite a handful. A little wild child, did not like to be held or loved on. Didn’t even purr for me. But one day she climbed onto my lap, settled in and while I scratched her neck began to purr. I was so shocked!! From that time on she became my little shadow wanting to be loved on every possible moment.

At thirteen years old she was diagnosed with diabetes, which was very hard to accept. But we all adjusted to this and she led a well and happy life for over three more years. We lost her this past December. It has been very difficult for me to accept her passing. She was my special little girl, who will be forever in my heart.

Special Kitty of the Day for February 7th

Popoki, the Cat of the Day
Name: Popoki
Age: Eleven years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Siamese mix
Home: Shell Beach, California, USA
Popoki (Hawaiian for cat) was adopted at two years old (estimated by vet) and has been with us for almost five years. He’s “mostly” a flamepoint Siamese, who loves sightseeing from the window!

Popoki hid from every one for the first four to five weeks after we adopted him. He slowly began moving closer and closer to our common space until he made himself at home. He meows only when hungry or if a neighbor cat comes to his window. He also has an attitude when you aren’t feeding or playing with him on his terms. He turns his back on you, makes short meow sounds, and flicks his tail.

He likes to be in the same room as we are, but not too close (unless it’s his idea) Since our cats are always kept indoors, we have a pet stroller for an occasional outdoor stroll. Poki (as I call him) complains when you put him in the stroller, but seems to really enjoy all the sights and sounds around him. He often does somersaults when playing and literally melts when he gets his (hopefully) daily back massage. He is still afraid of new voices, the doorbell, and the sound of plastic bags, but boy is he friendly and loving when he smells a tuna can being opened!

For the past few weeks, he has decided that sleeping in our bedroom at night is a given, and I honestly think he knows the sound of the clock when it chimes twelve times (which is when he gets tidbit from my husband’s lunch). With age, he is becoming more affectionate as well (yay), and more of a people cat!

Special Kitty of the Day for November 29th

Little Kitty, the Cat of the Day
Name: Little Kitty
Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Kind: Tabby Siamese mix
Home: Bailey, North Carolina, USA
Little Kitty (only name he ever answered to, so it stuck) found us about two years ago. He was just sitting outside the house and my son picked him up. He has been with us ever since. We began feeding him and allowed him to remain outside since that was his preference. When it turned cold, I couldn’t leave him outside so that began his wandering in and out. He has always gotten along with my other cats after slowly being introduced to the crew. When we first got him, as you can see, he was young enough so that his mature coloring had not yet fully grown in, so we just know he is somewhere over 2 1/2 years old, but are not sure.Last year, he got out of the house while I was away and had been hit by a car. It took him three days to make it back home. The trip to the vet produced both good and bad news. There was no major damage but he would no longer be able to protect himself properly. He had a broken hip, broken pelvis, multiple broken bones in his foot and damaged claws. He can walk, but he is limited in some activities and can no longer go outside. He was terrified of noises after the accident and would hide at the slightest sound. After much consistency and caution, he is now sitting in the window and only hiding when the offensive vacuum cleaner starts.

He is the most social cat I have ever seen with other cats. He plays with the new kitten and has taken her under his wing. He teaches her everything from the best places to sleep to ‘creatively acquiring’ treats. Helps her hunt, shares his toys and even allows her to play with his tail. He sleeps with the other cats and doesn’t mind at all being used for a pillow by any of them. His favorite places to sleep are my office chair, my spot on the bed, the window and the table I now keep beside my desk. That was the only way I could keep him off my computer!

Although he doesn’t like to be held, he loves to have his belly rubbed, his chin scratched and to be close to me or another cat. I occasionally become a chew toy or pin cushion when he wants something. He’s talkative in a quiet way. Rarely meows, but when he does it is definitely something important! Like opening his window so he can get in it, his empty food dish or that it is time for treats.

His most fascinating personality trait is that he is so protective! He sleeps between me and the door every night. He is usually within sight or within arm’s reach. He gets upset when he thinks that my orange tabby is a little rough with the kitten. Because he is so protective, I was concerned Little Kitty would be upset about the kitten, but he has turned out to be more of a “daddy” than anything else. He has even started fights with my orange tabby over the kitten!

He is loved and he knows it!

Kute, Kuddly Kitty of the Day for Sept. 28th

Coupe, the Cat of the Day
Name: Coupe
Age: Seven years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Maine Coon mix
Home: Sacramento, California, USA
This is our huge cat, Coupe. Coupe’s mother was a pregnant stray that found us back in 2004. She gave birth to six kittens in our bathroom three weeks after we took her in. I wanted to keep one of the kittens (and their mom!) and chose Coupe because he was the only kitten of the six who didn’t scream his head off every time I picked him up. We found very good homes for the other kittens. Our neighbor took two of the kittens and we still see them regularly.

Our vet believes Coupe is part Maine Coon because of his size. He is extremely large and very heavy. He is not a very friendly cat, though. He is scared of just about everything and if he is outside he will viciously attack any dog that gets too close – including our own. He has even attacked me a few times when I’ve made a sudden noise by dropping something or closing a door too hard. My husband thinks Coupe has something mentally wrong with him – and maybe he does – but he’s a very nice cat when he’s calm. He loves to be pet (only his head and neck, though!) and have his shoulders massaged. Coupe has a very odd personality but we love him just the way he is.

Coupe, the Cat of the Day
Coupe, the Cat of the Day