I have a passion for gaming, movies, and cats. I decided to combine all of them in to my blog. Enjoy!
My Cat Crew
Autumn is definitely the princess of the group and she fully knows it. She has been a part of my life since late 2011. I adopted her from a kennel that I worked at. She was just a kitten that enjoyed jumping on me from the top of a cat tree (no matter how far the distance), while I would sweep the floor. I fell for her silly/reckless antics and ended up bringing her home, even though I wasn’t technically allowed to have a pet. After trying to keep her a secret in my room, I eventually asked my parents if I could keep her. (completely intending to anyways) My fathers response was “She’s already been living her”. (an indirect response translating to “yes”) Autumn has been around for the good and the bad. She was my rock when I felt like I didn’t have anyone else. I have a lot of fond memories with her. She used to be so energetic and adventurous, but now she’s crabby and adopted the “Get off my lawn” attitude, (I fully support it) at least with others. With me, she’s always the one to cuddle up while I play a video game or watch a movie.
Ridley or RIDLEY! as I am typically calling her (because she seems to cause the most trouble), came into my life while we were sitting in the lobby at the Vet for our dogs annual check up. A lady brought her in to see if the Vet could adopt her out. I took one look at this 6 month old kitten and quickly became suckered in. She ended up being an early birthday gift for me, at least that was the excuse I used to justify bringing her home. Don’t get me wrong, she is sweet and loving, (when she wants to be), but she also really likes to party and rage around. Ridley will randomly par-core off of the walls and climb on everything she knows she isn’t supposed to. She definitely loves to test the limits of what is acceptable. For some reason, she gets jealous of Autumn and tends to chase her down for absolutely no reason. Typically, when I get home from work. (Autumn is very dramatic and doesn’t help the situation. Like I said, PRINCESS) Past all of Ridley’s antics like opening drawers and taking out the clothes, (classic Ridley move) she is really just a scaredy-cat and sweetheart in disguise. She’ll get scared more than any of the other cats, mainly when the time of year comes around that people are setting off fireworks. Luckily, she has me to keep her safe. Ridley has a very unique personality and makes life interesting for us, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Luna is the youngest of the cats, she is around 10 months old. I found her living in a bush behind a building I would stop at everyday for work. She was maybe 8 weeks old at the time and living as a scavenger. The first time I saw her was when a lady dumped coffee out of her cup and as soon as the lady walked back inside, Luna ran over to drink the coffee on the road. It was a very saddening sight for me so I went to the store across the intersection and bought wet food. I gave her food and water every day. Of course, she was highly cautious and never let me get too close, but she knew I brought the food. I fed her for about a week, maybe two, while trying to tell myself you cant bring home another cat. (My wife has been more tolerant and supportive than she really should be) Naturally I caved and bought a cat trap on Amazon. I put the trap out by her bush/home with wet food in it and waited at a distance. She tried everything she could think of to get that food without going in to the trap. (clever girl) Eventually she tip toed toward the food and I caught her. She was slightly scared, but seemingly more curious. It took her less than 2 days to realize she hit the jackpot with a nice home and plenty of food. Luna’s presence has really helped Ridley get some exercise and be less of a jerk to Autumn. They wrestle and chase each other for fun all the time. Luna reminds me a lot of Autumn as a kitten, but with more of an affectionate mindset early on. She wedges herself between our legs at night when we sleep and purrs excessively loud when we pick her up. She is probably the most talkative of the bunch and gives me sass when I tell her how it is, but secretly, I enjoy the attitude.
Dobby is the only boy of the group. We took him in from a coworker, who told me that she was moving out of state and could not take him with her. I got suckered in to the sob story and she ended up living in the area for a good 6-12 months longer. It was confusing, but we gave him a good home so it’s whatever. Unfortunately, he likes to lurk in the shadows and is convinced that I’m secretly plotting to murder him, at least that’s how he treats me. If I come home and he is out in the open, he runs for cover as though he didn’t know I still live here. However, he conveniently forgets that I am the enemy when the wet food is pulled out of the cabinet. (How weird) Dobby also has this odd obsession with wanting to go up stairs to the bedroom, which he is fully able to do, but it seems like he wants others to go with him. He gets very excited when it’s “bedtime” and rubs upon the stairway wall, as though he is luring you up there…it’s pathetic, but cute. This is where he flips his personality on you. He is extremely cuddly in bed, to the point that you would think he is a different cat. Just don’t make any sudden movements or it will startle him. Dobby is a fragile cat, but he clearly wants to be loved. I wish he wold be comfortable around the house all the time, but he just cant seem to be. We are patient with him and maybe someday he will come around to being more relaxed. Occasionally, he will play with Ridley, but he has to really be inspired. Oh, interesting fact, he is one of those cats that has extra toes!