I got Princess Buttercup in August, when she was about 4 months old. One of my mother's coworkers found her abandoned in their attic. Apparently her mother had been giving birth to a litter of kittens under his neighbor's house and when the neighbor found her he gave her the boot...but she wasn't done giving birth yet! So the mama kitty found her way into this gentleman's attic and finished giving birth to her last kitten. And then she left. He thinks she had been up there about week by herself. When he found her she was dehydrated and malnourished. The kind man took her to a vet and bottle fed her until she was ready for solid food. It was discovered, however, that his wife was deathly allergic to the kitten. He had to give her up. So my mother called me and asked if my fiance and I would be interested in her. Of course, I said yes.
Buttercup is a very special cat. She never ever uses her claws or bites when playing with a person. She's also pretty tiny. I'm assuming this is because she was near death when she was found and did not have that valuable nutrition she needed the first few days of her life.
Buttercup was already fetching when she came to us. She has a little fuzzy jingle ball and a toy rabbit that she carries around with her everywhere. If we start a game of fetch she never wants to stop! She also has some other strange habits. She has to bury her food bowl when she's done eating. She has a blankie that she keeps next to her food for just this reason. She also has a bizarre fascination with water. She pushes her water bowl around our bedroom. She also likes flipping it over. If I have a glass of water she MUST dunk her face in it. Does anyone else's cat do this?
Anyway, I don't ahve a decent camera at the moment but I did manage to get a picture of her with my webcam.
Her Majesty, Princess Buttercup.
This cat is my heart. I spoil her rotten. She really IS a princess and she knows it.