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

Catit Play Circuit Ball Track

This is a fun track toy for cats. The toy comes with several pieces of track and a ball that cats can move along the track without removing the ball from the toy. The segments are interchangable so you could make a circle, winding line, or even combine multiple toy tracks to make bigger toy circuits.

Collapsible Travel Cat Bowls for Food & Water

Traveling with your kitty? These collapsible pet bowls will come in handy. They flatten down for easy packing and storage, and when expanded measure just over two inches tall.

Best-Seller Cat Activity Center Toy

This is a cute cat toy that will look darling in your house. The mat with hanging toys is designed to look like a ladybug. The four fun hanging teaser toys means it will keep kitty occupied!

KitNipBox Cat Toy & Treat Subscription

Did you know that Amazon offers subscription boxes? KitNipBox, a monthly surprise box for cats, is one of their offerings. There are several different choices, depending on your cat's dietary needs and number of felines you live with. With the holidays coming up, the KitNipBox is a great gift idea for the cat lover in your life, or if you're looking to treat your own kitties in the coming year!