Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Alphonse first came to me because one of my friends noticed that a stray had given birth to a litter under her back steps. Yes, his name is strange, and yes I've been told. He's named after my favorite anime character, who loves kitties. When I first brought him home, he spent 2 days right in my lap. I figured that was normal for kittens and that he was probably just slightly freaked out. I really thought he'd grow out of it.
8 months later, Alphonse is NOT happy unless he's in someone's lap. The vet thinks that he's part ragdoll cat, and they're bred to be lap cats. He has an odd habit of going limp if you pick him up, much like a ragdoll. At any rate, he's far needier than my other kitty. He even tries to sleep in my room with me, but after a few bad incidents where poop magically appeared, that's not allowed. So, since he's not allowed in the bedroom, he sits outside the door and meows until we get up, which can be annoying. But, we're working with him on that.
He has long hair. My friends describe him as the "cloud floof" because he's mostly white, and all fur. I have to brush him every day, and baths are important. He gets lots of stuff in his hair because it's so long. Conditioner takes him from "floof" to "It's just hair. Where did the cat go?".
He's had the HARDEST time learning to use the litter box. But, we're finally there. It's been a few months since I've woken up to something funky in the floor.
Alphonse tries my patience sometimes, but I still love him a lot.