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Crazy cat lady, creepy cat stalker (see Twitter @VanCityKittyVIA) wanderer and wino, Alexis Baran loves nothing more than getting photos and stories about cats. Your cats.
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This week, now that I’m all warmed up to VIA, here is MY kitty!
Breed/Colouring: Cow kitty – white and grey patches, and at the right angle, a white patch forms a heart on his back!
Hood: East Van
Habits: Dunking his entire head under a running tap to drink the water, stealing my pillow at night, being startled by inanimate objects that have been in the same spot for weeks, chewing on plastic that contains any form of bread, nuzzling, giving full-on hugs with both kitty arms around my neck, and get this: He leaps from the ground into my arms while I’m standing to get hugs. Seriously.
Hangouts: The bathroom counter under the heat lamp, the bed, any paper or plastic that has been left on the floor, occasionally a left-open cupboard.
Favorite things: Crinkly plastic, paper on the floor, blanket forts, his catnip “cigar” and people who pet him.
Other info: I was lucky enough to adopt Sakura back when he was about 9 years old and in a shelter. Sakura is a very popular cat and has had well-attended birthday parties ever since. Without further ado, here are some photos of his latest party:
Sakura enjoying one of his occasional trips outside for his birthday, complete with cake:
He is a pretty popular cat: