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In November, 2006, we acquired Cuddles from the local Animal Shelter.  This little guy kept poking at me through the bars of his cage while I was petting the cat in a cage above his.  The Shelter had him listed as 10 weeks old but the vet feels he was 3 months old.  We had him neutered two months later. He is now almost 9 months old but I still have my doubts about his exact age.  He is still so small.  I'm waiting till he is a little older/bigger before I decide when his actual date of birth is.  He may be an August baby. 

As with all babies, he sleeps alot.

He is also very, very snoopy.  At first he just looked at things.

Then he started snooping into things.

He loves to play hide n seek.

   

He loves to play and he has way too many toys which are all over the house. Heck, the house itself is a big toy to him.  There is nothing that he misses.  He scratches the drapes, the dining room chairs, the window screens when they are open, and ME.  Ouch!

 

Even though we have had 5 months of this "lil terror on 4 paws", we do see how sweet he can be and when he matures, what a wonderful cat he will be.  He's sweet (especially when sleeping). He loves to cuddle (hence his name).  He loves to play, play, play and nothing is "off limits" as far as he is concerned.  He follows us everywhere and gets sad when we leave.  He's good at inventing his own games so he doesn't miss us for long.

Even when he is sweet, you can just tell that he's thinking of new things to play with or get in to.  This week it seems to be the top of the refrigerator.  We had gotten used to watching the floor when we walk through a room and we couldn't find him.  All of a sudden a little meow was heard and I looked up.  How did you get up there I asked?  I got a look like, "I don't have a clue".

He's cute and sweet and a real companion.  He is also a little monster.  At first it was a 50/50 thing and I called him Jekyll and Hyde.  As he grows, I see the monster diminishing down to now about 10 percent of the time and he is fitting his name a lot better.  I've told him, "have fun" but don't destroy the house please.  Do you think he hears me?

 

"Your Cat's New Year's Resolutions"
My human will never let me eat their pet hamster, and I am at peace with that. 
I will not slurp fish food from the surface of the aquarium
I will not eat large numbers of assorted bugs, then come home and throw them up so the humans can see that I'm getting plenty of roughage.
I will not lean way over to drink out of the tub, fall in, and then pelt right for the box of clumping cat litter. (It took FOREVER to get the stuff out of my fur.)
I will not use the bathtub to store live mice for late-night snacks.
We will not play "Herd of Thundering Wildebeests Stampeding Across the Plains of the Serengeti" over any humans' bed while they're trying to sleep.
I cannot leap through closed windows to catch birds outside. If I forget this and bonk my head on the window and fall behind the couch in my attempt, I will not get up and do the same thing again.
I will not assume the patio doo r is open when I race outside to chase leaves.
I will not stick my paw into any container to see if there is something in it. If I do, I will not hiss and scratch when my human has to shave me to get the rubber cement out of my fur.
If I bite the cactus, it will bite back.
When it rains, it will be raining on all sides of the house.
It is not necessary to check every door.
I will not play "dead cat on the stairs" while people are trying to bring in groceries or laundry, or else one of these days, it will really come true.
When the humans play darts, I will not leap into the air and attempt to catch them.
I will not swat my human's head repeatedly when they are on the family room floor trying to do sit ups.
When my human is typing at the computer, their forearms are *not* a hammock.
Computer and TV screens do not exist to backlight my lovely tail.
I will not puff my entire body to twice its size for no reason after my human has watched a horror movie.I will not stand on the bathroom counter, stare down the hall, and growl at NOTHING after my human has watched the X-Files.
I will not drag dirty socks onto the bed at night and then yell at the top of my lungs so that my humans can admire my "kill."
I will not perch on my human's chest in the middle of the night and stare until they wake up.
I will not walk on the key board when my human is writing important adagfsg gdjag ;ln.

Someone sent me the above resolutions but didn't know who should be credited.  Please let me know if you are familiar with this and who wrote it so I can give them credit.  

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