Well hello there! My name is Anderson and I am a 7 year old, shaded silver tabby, Persian. It took a while for my family to come up with my name as nothing seemed to fit. Then, it clicked one day! I have beautiful silver hair, I talk a lot, I have star quality and, when I moved into the house, I fell in love with and became the shadow of a dog named Cooper. I then became the Anderson to my buddy Cooper!
I really enjoy water! Yes, that is right I enjoy water. As soon as a sink or bath tub is drained, I rush to lie in the water that remains. I have even jumped into a full bathtub for a swim a few times! This does not, however, fit with my beautiful long hair or my hatred of grooming. To me, being brushed is a cruel and usual treatment of a cat. Even if I don’t have any matts, when I am being brushed, I scream like I am being tortured. Whoever invented pet grooming is plain just mean! Then you add my love of water to the equation, which just serves to matt my coat further, and we have a bad situation!
I am a quirky cat, I get up really close to the faces of others, so my nose is almost touching theirs, and yowl at them. This serves to upset the other cats in the household so I am a bit of an outcast with them; well, except Desmond who loves everyone. I am just trying to communicate something important but I am totally misunderstood. The dog and I get along great though and I love to snuggle up close with him! The human family members in the household love that I am chatty and frequently answer me back!
I sharpen my paws on everything but my favorite thing is a plastic laundry basket. In the middle of the night, when it is quiet and dark, sharpening my paws on a laundry basket creates a symphony to my ears! My family may not think so but I don’t really care. I am also renowned to be a thief of seats and beds. If someone is sitting in a chair or lying in a bed that I want, I lurk quietly unnoticed and as soon as they get up, I sneak my way in. It is the only way to get the best spot in the house! It is also the only way I know to get to sleep on the bed sheets with my head on the pillow. I am not sure how I am expected to sleep without a pillow!
I make the best happy feet! I am unusual in the fact that I make happy feet with my back paws as well as my front paws. I make happy feet anywhere including on other pets in the household and on my people. If I snuggle up on the couch beside you, don’t be surprised if I make happy feet on your legs or your arms. I will also wrap my paws around you so you have to stay with me. I love to snuggle with those I love!
I like to play with toy springs. I race around the house with them and slide around corners on my very furry feet. Occasionally, I run into the walls because once I start sliding I simply can’t stop! I also love helping people to read or to colour in a book. I feel like it is a bonding opportunity to just relax, spend time together and for me to lie on the paper. Hey, does anyone feel like reading?