Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted May 27, 2015
Captain is the second cat that we adopted. Although my wife has always been an animal lover, I haven't always been one myself. Because they were important to her, I did my duty. I took the dogs on walks and cleaned the cat's litter box. I fed them and gave them medicine when they were sick. However, I felt like I was just doing chores until I met Captain. One day at the animal shelter, I picked up Captain to treat him for fleas. They were crawling all over him. When I finally got him cleaned up, he was so affectionate we decided to take care of him for the rest of his life. He's very sweet, very friendly, and loves the dogs and our other cats. He makes noise exploring and playing, but he doesn't meow very much unless he wants some wet food. He responds to his name and will come to us when we call him. He is independent, but he loves to curl up with us when we're reading or watching TV.
Captain is a curious cat. He's interested in everything he encounters and he's moving all of the time. He's very good about scratching on his scratching post. However, we spent some time working with him at first because he enjoyed scratching our dining room chairs. It took a while but he eventually stopped. He also has an interest in exploring outside. Sometimes, he runs past us at just the wrong moment and we have to look for him before going to work. That gets a little frustrating. He also loves jumping on the counters.