Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tattle Tale Tuesday with Ivy



This took a loooong time to post.  We have been having problems posting photos on to blogger lately!  Anyone else having this issue?

Since we are getting older and taking up more of Mom's time, she is not posting as much as she was before.  She doesn't have the time to wait on Blogger to get things up.  She thought a regular post about some interesting tidbits about each of us would be fun and fairly easy to do!

This week it is me Ivy!

 I am 15 years old this year and am FIV positive altho no one would know this from how I act.

I lived outside as part of a feral cat colony in Mom's backyard for 8 of my 15 years.  I was one tough cookie.  I even have a BB pellet embedded in my right front leg to show for my time in the wild!

I am the black cat on the left.  The others are Nicky and Big Guy is the cow cat.

I also have had issues with FHS - feline hyperesthesia syndrome.  I tend to pull my fur out along my back from this.  I was even having seizures too but I am doing OK now. In flea season Mom has to be very vigilant in applying the Advantage and using DE to keep the fleas down, plus vacuuming.  This seems to help.

When I scratch myself  on my chest with my paw, it makes my tongue go in and out, in and out.  Mom laughs at me then.  She can make me do it too.




I am very vocal and have a strange repertoire of sounds - chirps, gurgles and quacks.  I don't meow like other cats.



I had very dark fur at one time but now it is reddish, especially on my tail.  The whiskers on my right side are curled and short like they were broken off or singed.  Mom has no idea how that happened.


I don't have any teeth left but do like to bite.  I put the bitey on anything you put in front of me including Mom's finger!





At night when Mom goes to bed, I run up on the bed and wait for her to play with me.  I like chasing the ribbon but I will also catch her socks when she throws them up in the air.

I am Mom's girl and want to sit on her lap allll the time!  She can't move and I am right there.  She finds this very hard to believe cuz when I lived with the feral cats, I would not let her touch me and would swat her if she tried.

I am a pretty unusual cat if I may say so myself!  Hope you enjoyed learning more about me.

On a sad note...our dear friend Sammy from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.  He will be terribly missed by his fmaily so please so go by if you haven't already!  Sweet dreams Sammy.

20 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Ivy, you're definitely unique. Your squawking makes our human think of a duck for some reason. LOL.

And we'd say it's probably much better for your human's fingers that you *don't* have teeth.

BTW, of course we'd love to see a video of you catching the socks!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Ivy we are happy to say your duck impression made us smile. We would love to see a video of you showing us how to catch socks please.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

Oh Ivy, you are such a pretty character and your vidos were just the best! We were so sad to hear about dear Sammy.

Marg said...

Oh Ivy, we like your meow. It is different so I bet the Mom always knows when you are needing something. You are looking good and we know that you have the best possible home. That Mom will take good care of you.

colehauscats said...

Ivy, you are beautiful! Someone might say you were a pretty girl when you were younger but we love you now. You're gorgeous! Love your talking (much better than other kitties) and enjoy hearing about your personality. Thanks for sharing with us! Purrs...

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Ivy, you are very unique and special!

Jacqueline said...

We enjoyed your fun videos and learning more about you, beautiful Ivy!...You are a silly sweetheart and we know your Mommy loves that you are her lap cat; our Mommy thinks black cats are awesome= really special, just like you!...We are so glad you found such a loving home and adoring family...Hope you all enjoy a lovely Tuesday, dear friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwww amazing Ivy!! We love love love your amazing purr and chatter!!!It's so special! Just like you!! We are so happy to know more about you and are so glad you are now with mum!! Yay! take care
x

ABBY said...

Ivy you are one special girl. We sure enjoyed watching all of your videos and see how much of a Momma's girl you are. We hope you continue to feel well and have no fleas this year!

Loretta said...

Ivy, you are the cats meow...sweetie!
XO

chloeandcecil said...

Ivy, you are a cutie patootie!! Was your mom teasing you in the bitey video, did you think she was holding a treat? The most interesting thing is your unique meow, you put a big smile on our Mom's face!

Cecil and Chloe

catsynth said...

Ooo, we loved hearing Ivy's unique voice, and learning a bit more about her life. Sounds like she has a lot of challenges, but also a great home with lots of love. And of course we're partial to black cats.

We were very sad to hear about Sammy, too :(

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Ivy we loved learning more about you. Socks croaks like a frog instead of meows and Scylla chirps as well as meows

We too are having problems loading pictures to blogger. We have missed a few post because of it :>( bad blogger.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Ivy you are such a pretty girl! We had a few photo issues a couple of days ago but nothing major

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ivy...hay ewe gorgeous...;) wink wink

veree nice ta meet ewe; we enjoyed yur storree N loved yur mewvies..we give em 25 paws up !!!

purrhaps sum time ewe can show uz yur sockz trik..!!

haza wild whitefish wednesday N eat sum....

flounder !!

Terri said...

You do have a very unusual meow! We are happy you have lived such a long life with your FIV :)

Pee ess: Your reddish fur is the result of sun bleaching over time--even sunpuddles will cause it!

Kitties Blue said...

Ivy, you do seem to have some quirks and problems, but we can see you are well loved and cared for and having a good life. We too would like to see a sock catching video. That sounds like quite a feat. (Did you get our pun…socks/feet?) Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

WildCat said...

Ivy, you are so adorable! Thanks for the videos and pics of your cute self. Old kitties rock!

Everycat said...

Ivy, we loved learning about you. We think you are one sassy snior gal and we love you, especially your sock catching skills.

Gerry & Mungo

meowmeowmans said...

Ivy, we loved that sock-catching of yours. And we really enjoyed getting to know some more about you, too, :)

Thank you, dear friends, for your kind and thoughtful comments when it was time for our Sammy to leave for the Bridge. And for mentioning Sammy's passing in your post. We are so lucky to have such great friends.

Big hugs,

Kevin, Tracey and Moosey

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