Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.),
Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Mar 03, 2015
Snuggles is my baby. She was abandoned at birth by her mother as the runt of her litter and I was able to take her under my wing when I was 4 years old. Feral and untrusting of humans, she takes a while to warm up to people (years) but loves me to death.
She is a companion above all else, enjoying rides in the car, listening to music (she will vocalize if you change the song), sitting next to me, and just being nearby at all times. However, she's extremely independent and everything has to be on her terms. This includes petting and cuddling, and she will let you know if you've overstepped your bounds.
Due to her trust issues as a kitten we were forced to get her declawed or euthanized. We chose to declaw her in the front only, and she often acts as though she indeed does have claws in the front (she loves cardboard scratching posts).
She knows a few simple tricks, such as "sit," "up," and how to answer "What's 2+2?" A master of the cold shoulder, Snuggles is extremely expressive with her facial expressions and will respond to your questions if you speak to her in a regular voice (she loathes "baby voices").
I feel extremely blessed to have such a wonderful companion in my life and to have grown up with such a great friend. She is extremely empathetic and greets me in the morning as soon as I wake. She is such a character and I am so glad to have her by my side. Every moment is a blessing.