My name is Pepper. I have clear blue eyes, and I am a Siamese/Ragdoll mix. I think. Also known as Silly Pepper, Spicy Pepper, and Bitey Cat. My first memories are of being in a cage with my siblings at the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter. I was tiny and about five, maybe six weeks old. They called me Rufus but I didn't like that name at all! I was just learning to eat real food. There were a lot of us in that one cage, so I had lots of friends to play with.
On October 1st. I got picked to be on The List. I wasn't sure what list they meant, but I was excited to be picked for something. It seems a few of us were on The List for that Tuesday. I waited and nothing happened, until a pretty lady with reddish brown hair came to see me. The shelter lady pointed at me and I wondered if maybe this had something to do with The List? The two ladies went away for a bit, then the shelter lady wrapped me in a soft towel. The reddish haired lady put me in a box, and into her car. I liked her a lot.
We drove up to a red brick house and she brought me inside!! I had never been inside a house before!!! She put me in a small room and gave me food and water. It was a little scary to be in a new place. We sat on the floor and I talked to her the whole time, and climbed up on her shoulder. I talked a lot. I liked this lady a lot.
Eventually I was let out of the small room to meet the rest of my new family. Two little girls and a big hefty guy. I liked them a lot. I also had two cat siblings. They did not like me at first, but I was determined to win them over!! I pounce on them, chase them, and bite them every chance I get to show them I am harmless! I think it's working.
It's been two months since I left the shelter. I sure have grown. I have mastered eating canned and dry food. I have mastered jumping on the kitchen table. The couch is my fav scratching place. I have even mastered the litter box!!! My Mommy is the most comfy bed ever. She jokes that she has always wanted to be a cat bed, so I am happy to oblige. She is also fun to bite!! She tries to get away, but I just bite harder. I know she likes it because she likes me, right?
I am so happy. I am where I belong. I am home.