Ahhh nooooooooo we didn't want this day to come, but the lady knows what she wants and Mama doesn't mess about: It's time to retire for our beautiful calico grand-dame, Mama Mue.
Mama has been staying at Abbie's house for a holiday for the past few weeks and she has really thrived there. She enjoys singing chirpy little songs while she patrols the house and flirting with Abbie's boyfriend.
Mama Mue: Stealin' yo man since 2012
This is a huge event for us, as Mama is such a strong personality and a big favourite with the team. There's not one of us who is happy to see her leave, but as our cat care mantra goes: The cats are always right.
After all, who are we to tell Mue that our moral objective to give her a forever home takes precedence over her actual innate desire to move out? We tried to argue the point, but it turns out that it's impossible to debate a cat, especially one as single-minded as Mama, and so here we are.
Whatever Mama wants; Mama gets.
We are sure going to miss her little squeaks and demands for bum-pats (The girl loves a gentle spank, as guests who have visited us will verify!) and her gentle, but sassy nature.
Now it's time to hear from Mue herself:
About Me (by Mue)
- Name: Mue
- Sex: Female
- Age: estimated 01/03/11 - ~7.5 years old
I really like coarse threads, but I also like to chew them so you need to be careful that they don’t fray.
I also like shiny pipe cleaners, laser pens (sometimes), shadows.
I like to chase threads and strings, especially when they are tied to a rod and trailed over different surfaces at different heights. I enjoy working out how to reach them wherever it may be, standing up to reach them and chasing them over long distances.
Favourite type of bed
I LOVE big cardboard scratchers to sleep on (like the ones from 3 Fat Cats), but also enjoy sleeping on a comfy office chair or inside cardboard boxes.
I like tiny pieces of dry chicken, I can take or leave fish treats. I’m very gentle so I prefer if you put it on the palm of your hand instead of trying to feed me with pinched fingers.
I prefer either chicken or tuna flavoured food from Almo Nature, Thrive or Applaws, with a lot of juice or a bit of water added for extra hydration. I don’t like wet food that’s set in jelly though, jelly is gross. The cat care staff keep trying to sneak me low calorie food at the cafe and I won't have it. FORGET IT GUYS.
I don’t usually like to be brushed, especially on my hips or belly (especially with the furminator), but I have a lot of fur and I do need to be brushed often. I prefer soft plastic bristled brushes and when I'm in the mood, I like to be brushed on my cheeks, the top of my head, and from her neck down to the base of my tail.
How I like to be petted
I LOVE a good butt pat at the base of my tail or on my hips. I also love to lay over a scratcher while you brush me or stroke from the base of my neck to the base of my tail, especially if you use your nails.
I sometimes enjoy being stroked on my head and lean my head down to have my ears scratched, but only when I am really comfortable and will ask for it when it’s the right time. I also like when you use a finger to softly stroke above my eyes and ears and even sometimes on my nose - but only if I know you very well! Only close friends can touch the face.
Funny habits I have
I can be very vocal if I am happy or want you to give me attention. I love wandering round chirping especially if you talk back to me. I enjoy sitting looking out of windows and I like to have a crazy run around the house some evenings. I LOVE verbal reassurance and I will be braver if you kneel down at my level.
Things I dislike
If you walk near my face or if you suddenly pick up big objects (e.g. a guitar or move a chair), spray bottles, hoovers - the usual, really.
How I respond to strangers
I am usually fine with strangers, but I might not be as friendly with them at first and I don’t like when people I don’t know touch my head.
How I feel about other cats, dogs and children
I don’t particularly like cats I don’t know, especially assertive older cats or really rambunctious young kittens - I prefer calm and quiet company. I used to get on well with Donnie and Biscuit at the cafe.
I’m scared of dogs and children, I wouldn't want a home that had either of those in them.
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