Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mattingly Thirteen

Harlie has been doing a lot of the blogging lately, and now it is my turn. This is thirteen things about me in response to the tag I received ages ago to list 7 things about me. I'm just going to do a baker's dozen instead.

1. I am the first cat my Dad ever lived with.
2. I am really quite shy with new humans. I usually don't introduce myself until they have been to our home at least five or six times.
3. Probably only 10 people have ever pet me because of my shyness.
4. Before Harlie came along, I used to lick my Mom's face extensively at least a few times a week. I haven't given her more than a few licks once or twice on the face since Harlie has been here.
5. If Mom or Dad comes into the bedroom and I am sleeping on the bed, I am very happy when they come over to give me some love. However, if the other one enters the room, I will quickly get up and leave. I am easily overwhelmed, even by Mom and Dad.
6. There isn't anywhere you can't pet me. However, I love chin and neck pets the most.
7. You will rarely hear me purr. I do purr alot, but my purr is better felt rather than heard. When I am REALLY happy though, I purr loudly through my nose, almost like a snore or something. Otherwise, there is nothing to hear.
8. I do not like to have my nails trimmed. Mom has to hold me while Dad trims, but I don't try to get away. I sit patiently until I feel Mom starting to put me down, then I RUN!
9. I have a very distinct "meow" when I'm bored, and I use it every night. Right around 11 or 11:30pm when I am ready to play, and Harlie isn't, I run around saying "Mrow-ow-ow-ow-ow!" and the top of my lungs. Eventually, Harlie comes to play with me.
10. My favorite toys are feathers, foil crinkle balls, catnip-filled toys, and whatever I manage to knock off the desk or coffee table.
11. I keep a pretty tight schedule. I sleep in different places depending on the time of day, and those places and the order I visit them almost never change. I know exactly when dinner should be and always arrive 20 minutes early. I am energetic at the same times every night.
12. I am very careful when I play. I never use my teeth or my claws, even by accident. I have never scratched Harlie, though she has scratched me a few times when she gets over-excited.
13. I'm not a fan of my collar. I tolerate it most times, but when I can get it off, I chew the clasp until it is broken. I have tried to free Harlie from her collar by chewing the clasp while she is still wearing it, but it doesn't bother her to wear it, and I've only successfully gotten her collar off her once.

13 comments:

Cheysuli said...

The night meow is great. I have one to. I also have a special meow that means I've found a feather toy that wasn't properly put away...

The Crew said...

Mattingly, I need to talk to you! E-mail me!

Max S

The Crew said...

Hi Mattingly...you look handsome today. Your white looks very puffy and clean. Did you just have a bath?

I like to sleep in different places depending on the time of day, too. When Mom & Dad are at work, I go upstairs and sleep on the bed in my human brother J's old room and, like you, I know exactly what time dinner should be!

Say hello to Harlie for me.

Love
Tipper

Daisy said...

Mattingly, I never knew you were so shy!

The Furry Kids said...

It is always good to have a schedule.
I'm shy, too. If anyone other than Mom and Dad come in the house, I hide under the bed or under the couch and I won't come out until they leave.

Love,
Tazo

William said...

This is a great list, Mattingly. I had no idea you're a kinda shy boy. But it's things like that that make us all unique!

jenianddean said...

I think it's funny you can't hear your purr, but you meow very well. That's pretty neat-o. My sister Josie's purr is one you can only feel also, but she doesn't talk very much either. Huggy Bear, Maggie and I all have very loud purrs.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

DK & The Fluffies said...

#14 - have done binkies down a ferry with buns!

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for telling us all these things about you Mattingly! You are a very nice cat! I especially love the part how you always arrive 20 minutes early for dinner! I usually arrive 2 hours early but never get away with it....
Anastasia

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day! I like that you have such a strict schedule. I work with a schedule solidly for about a week, then move onto my other one. I rotate thru them until I'm back to the beginning.
It sounds like you have great toys too! Maybe one day your beans will get confused and feed you 20 minutes early. Wouldnt' that be great? Then you'd need extra later cause you got fed earlier....

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