Adopted: May 25, 2006
Breed: Domestic short hair
Nicknames: Scarlett O, Miss Scarlett, Katie Scarlett, Sweet Pea
Likes: Laps, her cat tree, window sills, chicken, catnip, attention, the laser pointer, looking in the mirror, sitting in the bathtub and licking the faucet, sharpening her claws
Dislikes: The vet, people she doesn't know, most people she does know, baths, being brushed, having her teeth brushed, being on a diet, having her claws trimmed, being attacked by The Interloper
Scarlett's Story: I moved to Seattle in 2006, and as soon as I found an apartment, I combed Petfinder and Craigslist for a kitten. He was to be all gray, and I was going to name him Mojito. During my search for Mojito, I came across a listing on Craigslist for an adult female cat whose family was moving and had to give her up. There were no photos and few details, but something prompted me to email the owner. She emailed back with a couple of photos, and a few days later, Lonestar - renamed Scarlett O'Hara - came to live with me.
- She went into heat almost immediately after I got her. She made the most awful noises and kept trying to mate with the coffee table. It was horrible (for both of us!) and I took her to be spayed as soon as it ended.
- A bird got into my apartment once. While I hid in the bathroom, Scarlett chased the bird around and around and around until she chased it back out. She was very proud of herself for days afterward.
- She's never been much of a hunter, but while still an indoor/outdoor cat, Scarlett brought a young bird into the apartment and left it in the middle of the living room. It was still alive.