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

Outdoor / Indoor Playpen for Cats

This is a fully enclosed playpen or jumbo kennel for containing a pet in an indoor or outdoor environment. The octagonal pen has screen windows, a mesh screen roof, and a cloth floor for full containment. The easy to use pen can be set up or taken...

Cute Christmas-Themed Cat Beds

Give your kitty a cozy cat bed that doubles as holiday decor for your home with one of these super cute cat beds. The comfortable cat beds all have fun holiday themes, adding extra festive cheer to your home this holiday season. When you rotate your cat's furniture, toys,...

Potent Concentrated Catnip Spray: Cat Fun Times!

Add an extra layer of fun to play time, bedtime, or any time with this highly-rated spray-on catnip from KONG Naturals. The potent spray excites cats who are susceptible to the catnip herb, which is about 67% of domestic cats.

Natural Litter Box Attractant (2-Pack)

If you are having trouble getting your cat to use the litter box, several issues may be at influence. A check at the vet is a good idea for a start, in case your kitty is having a medical issue like bladder stones that make urination painful. After...