Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Posted Apr 09, 2016
Monkey came to live with us when a friend who turned out to be allergic to cats could not keep him. Just weaned off the mother when I brought him home, he could curl up and sleep in the palm of my hand that didn't last long. He grew very fast.
We named him Monkey as the first day I brought him home I was in the kitchen making dinner and suddenly this wee little kitten was in my prep area on the kitchen table. I laughed a bit confused and set him back on the floor. Literally seconds later, low and behold there was Monkey back on the table trying to steal a piece of chicken from the pile. Again I set him on the floor, but this time, I watched him as he hopped on the pedal of my bicycle leaning against the wall. Up the frame he walked, across the top bar to the seat and finally onto the table. There was but one name for this little daredevil-Monkey. I'm not sure if climbing is a normal trait of the breed or if he just really liked surprising me.
His fearless feats of acrobatic climbing never stopped as I would find him in the highest spots in the house. He was fairly vocal when he wanted to be noticed. And my-my how adorably cute those flattened ears and round face were. Everyone who came over commented how ridiculously cute he was.