Meet Our Cats: William

On September 2, 2014, I was birding at Gemini Springs when I found a mother cat and two kittens. According to a park staffer I spoke with, the cats had been abandoned at the park. After securing the two kittens in a box and the mother in a crate, a third kitten marched out of the woods towards me. That third kitten was William.

I thought we'd bring all of the cats to the humane society, but between my parents and ourselves, we kept all of them. My parents have the mother, Samantha, and her daughter, Pokey. We kept the two ginger kittens, William, and his brother Timmy.

William has always been extremely playful. As a kitten, he'd jump under sheets and play fight with his siblings. He'd jump on us and other cats and then run playfully away. If we walk by him on the couch, he likes to bat as us with his paw for no particular reason. His favorite game is to play fetch with a balled up piece of paper.

Only in the last year or so has William started to show affection and enjoy more quiet activities, like sitting on the couch and being petted. We used to think that he seemed anxious or on edge a lot of the time, but he's finally started to mellow out a bit. He used to have a bad habit of chewing wires. Thankfully he has mostly outgrown that. Recently he has also figured out that he likes to be brushed, and that getting his nails clipped isn't the end of the world.

William's Likes

  • Playing under clean sheets
  • Playing with bunched up paper
  • Eating canned food
  • Snuggling with his people at 4AM

William's Dislikes

  • Snuggling at any other time of day
  • Having his nails clipped
  • The smell of toothpaste
  • Strangers

Posts Featuring William

Happy National Black Cat Apprecation Day!

Black Cat Appreciation Day is meant to bring awareness to the fact that black cats have the lowest adoption rate among shelter cats. Many shelters offer special rates on black cat adoptions, especially on this date. Black Cat Appreciation Day is on August 17th every year.

Black Light Flashlight for Urine Detection

File this under "What Cat Owners Need" because it is an essential item when it comes to keeping your house clean for yourself and your kitty companion. Did you know that black light can help you find urine stains in your home? This handy portable black light flashlight will do the trick!

Funny Cardboard Cat Scratching Toys

Cardboard scratching toys can be a fun addition to your cat's playtime. They are affordable and often come with unique prints or in funny shapes. Because they aren't durable, some cats have fun destroying the rough surface by scratching, which is a natural behavior. Here are some funny novelty scratching toys to consider.

Safe Outdoor Playpen for Indoor Cats

Let your indoor kitty have some fresh air and extra outdoor stimulation when you get this multiple-use pet playpen.