*This post is from Purrfect Care’s office cat, Carl. He is a handsome, burly feline who has a lot to say, but finds penning his thoughts easier than chatting. If you have questions for Carl, he’d love to offer his opinion.
To my adoring fans,
It is nice to meet everyone! Now I know most of you – I’m talking to my cat friends here – likely know me from my social media photos. When I first appeared at Purrfect Care, you were aghast to learn one of your own was living happily at the vet’s office. I know, it was a surprise to me how much I loved it too, but there are some things you should know! I live in the place of endless treats, there are catnip plants growing inside and these humans are so easy to wrap around my paws. My latest achievement is training them to give me jars of water with catnip sprigs inside. Yes, my friends, I drink catnip infused water. If you think I moved from the streets into a palace, you would be correct.
Now a few things about me since I doubt we’ll meet when you come visit the office. I sometimes greet your humans, but most of the time I stay in my Sanctuary of Calm, which is what I call the carpeted area behind the front desk. The only disturbance to my Sanctuary of Calm is the large black box on the counter. It makes horrible noises without warning and spits out paper, which the humans immediately take and give away. I have come to an agreement with the black box – if it doesn’t mess with me, I won’t mess with it. But I never agreed not to give it the side eye. I am always vigilant.
My guilty pleasure is eating food. I am not proud of it, but I was on the streets and old habits die hard. When I hear a wrapper, I know it is time to present my best ‘Give me the Food’ face. The trick is to stare unrelentingly, vocalize in little chirps and if they still don’t get the hint, stick your nose right in the food to claim the prize. Licking the food either ensures I get a small piece or it disappears – it is a gamble. Obviously the technique still needs work.
You have fun my feline friends and keep up the good work of training your humans.