Hi everyone! My name is Beatrice and I am a 6 year old, grey tabby. Although my official name is Beatrice, I also answer to Beabins, Baby Bea and probably, most fitting, Queen B! If you can’t tell by my picture, I am the queen of my castle.
I was brought into Centennial Animal Hospital when I was approximately 2 weeks old. I had been found in someone’s garage, being attacked by a squirrel, and my mom was nowhere in sight. I had a wound to my head and one of my back legs was badly injured. Given the fact I was too young to take care of myself, I couldn’t be sent back to the garage because there was no one to take care of me. So Casey, one of the technicians at Centennial Animal Hospital, took me home to foster me and she bottle fed me for about 3 weeks. At that point, Casey needed to go away for a conference, so my mom agreed to take care of me for the weekend. I entered the house and had everyone in the “palm of my paw”. Five weeks old and less then 2lbs and I was bossing around the cat and the 75lb dog. My mom was not looking to add anymore pets to the household so when Casey returned, I went back to her house. Nobody had realized, that in two short days, I had woven my magic until the dog and cat spent days after I had left going around the house looking for me and stopped eating. That did the trick and soon Jennifer brought me home permanently.
I am not your typical cat. I do not like to be pet or touched, unless it is on my terms, and if you do it longer then I would like, I will bite. Biting is unfortunately my answer for dealing with things as I missed some important lessons growing up; ones that cannot be taught by a human mom. I am lucky that I found a home where I am loved unconditionally and with someone who knows how to live with a cat with some behavioural issues. It is not like I want to hurt anyone, I just don’t know how to deal with things appropriately. I am not one of those cats that interact much with people and I only tolerate the other 3 cats. The one thing I love is my dog. I adore my dog, Leonard; I kiss him, play with him, sleep with him and head butt him! My family think that I look at him like he is my mom but what can I say, I just love dogs!
I like to play. My favorite toy in the whole world is the laser toy. I will sit and cry at it and tap it until someone gets it going for me. I go almost trance like and hunt the laser for extended periods of time. I also like pompom balls with foil in them. I carry them around the house in my mouth while caterwauling. I want everyone to know that I have the best toy in the house and for them to admire it. I love watching the birds on the bird feeder. I crouch down low and chatter at them. I honestly think I could catch one if I was given the opportunity but I am an indoor cat. I also love nap times. My favorite spot is on the heated bed – I spend hours at a time on it. I am also happy to curl up on the dog’s bed in the sunshine. I don’t think he minds sharing with me too much...
Sometimes, being the Queen of my castle is hard work but, it also has its perks. Getting treats and some tuna, my favorite, everyone once in a while help to make my life even more purrfect!
Charlotte’s Day at the Spa!
My name is Charlotte! I am a 12 year old, collie cross that my family adopted from the OSPCA over 11 years ago. I am not a social girl; I like my family, my home, my yard and that is pretty much it!
I knew my Spring Spa Day was nearing. I had heard my family talking about all of the black tufts of hair I was leaving around the house and all of the dirt that was being brought in by my hairy “Grinch” feet!
One morning, I saw my Mom grab my leash off of the hook and I immediately ran and hid behind the couch. After all, she might be trying to make my go for *GASP* a walk! I like to think that I am smarter than her, but she found me and offered me a treat. The next thing I knew, I was in the car!
When I got to Centennial Animal Hospital, my mom set me up in a cozy house where I drifted off to sleep until Kayla, my groomer, came to get me. I went into the tub and had a shampoo massage with shampoo that smells like coconuts; my mom says I smell like a tropical vacation afterwards!
Once I was towelled dry, I went back into my house, with a cage dryer, to dry me off as much as possible. I usually drift off to sleep until Kayla gets me out again. I then go up on the grooming table and the beautification process begins! Today, my mom requested a short summer clip, with an ear clean and a nail trim. There sure was a lot of hair on the floor after my groom today!
After I was done, my mom picked me up. She always makes such a big fuss over me; which I love! When I got home, I ran to all my family members to show off! Please feel free to tell me how cute you think I am too...
You there! Yes you! I am Angus. I am a 5 year-old orange tabby and no, your eyes are not deceiving you, I am that handsome!
I enjoy spending my days lying in the sun all over the house; whether it is on the kitchen counter, dinner table or my cat tree. I prefer the kitchen counter, but don’t tell my mom that.
I have a pet dog and his name is Chester. He likes to chew on me and it is disgusting! Sometimes I bite him as he walks by and then I run. It is so funny when he tries to catch me! Sometimes, I even have to clean him because he doesn’t seem to be able to do it himself.
My mom and dad say that I have allergies and that is why I cannot eat from their plates. I let them know how upset I am by yelling at them while they eat. When they not looking, I try and grab things as fast as I can. One time I stole half of a steak off the counter but my mom caught me…
Oh, look at that! It’s midnight! Time to go run laps around the house and yell into the darkness.
Hi! My name is Chester and I just turned 2 years old! I have no idea what kind of dog I am, I just know that I am pretty great!
My favorite thing in the whole world is food! Speaking of food, do you have any?! Oh sorry, I am easily distracted. Where was I? Oh yeah! I love everyone, furry and otherwise. I have a feline brother and his name is Angus. We do fun things together like play chase and wrestle! Sometimes he cleans my ears for me too.
I prefer spending my time outside playing, regardless the season. My mom sends me to daycare and I think it is the best place ever! I get to play with all my friends and run through the bush! Sometimes I run so fast that I can’t even see where I am going.
Well, it was great to meet you, but I think I hear mom opening a cheese package in the other room! I have got to go!