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La Donna--The Don't Mess with Me Cat

Name:  La Donna

Birthday:  September 15, 2007

Came to live in Cats Cove:  September, 2008

Favorite Treat/Toy:  Temptations Chicken Flavor

Happy day to everyone and welcome to Sweatin with Sevaun.  I’m Sevaun and I just wanted to share with you are ratings numbers that came in today from the Nielsen people.

Overall, we were beaten out by My Cat From Hell, which took the top ratings place.  We finished ahead of All Dogs Go to Heaven.  So I guess you could say we are between Heaven and Hell.

The Housecats of Orange County beat us in the 1 to 3 year old demographics.  But we placed first in the senior cat demo’s just edging out Dancing with the Bengals.

Well, as long as our ratings remain steady we’ll be ok.  But any dip and we may get cancelled.  Those folks at the network keep telling us they have a new show called The Voice of Einstein….so we need to be careful.

Anyway, today’s Special Guest is a bit of a shy cat, but I know you’ll all give a warm paw five to La Donna, not to be confused with Madonna who was adopted from the center three years ago.  Take it away La Donna.

Hi everyone, I’m La Donna.  I came to live here in September, 2008 when I was just one year old.  I had lived my whole life as an outdoor cat.  I tried to live in the main center, but I was not happy.  It’s hard to spend your whole first year of life being an outdoor cat and then being forced to live indoors.  Momma Jacci had a talk with me and we decided I should come and be a Cats Cove cat, because that’s what I’m most comfortable being.

Living outside is hard, especially when you are shy.  It’s not that I don’t like other cats, but I really don’t like other cats that aren’t me.  I’m not really mean to the others, but if they come near my “space” I will smack them.  I really hate it when those big cats come near me.  Yes, I’m talking to you Sevuan.  So I have to give them the paw if they get too close.

I do have one real close friend, Le Le.  She’s a torti too so we have a lot in common.  And, well everyone loves Riley so he’s my friend too.  But if I’m taking a nap and he comes near me, he’ll get the paw too.

Here’s a tip for you cats out there that want to get your point across but don’t want to cause permanent damage to your roommates.  Retract your claws, then wind up and smack them on the side of the face.  Don’t smack them in the neck because that will only invite trouble.  If one clawless smack doesn’t do it, you may have to let your claws out just a little and aim for the nose.

I know I’ve mellowed a lot since coming here, and that’s due to the fact that I love it here!  No one makes me be anything that I’m not.  If I want to take my meals in the corner, I can.  If I want to sleep in the top condo, I can. 

I was really stressed when I first came here but now, I’m happy doing my thing.  I’m especially good at mousing.  And, as any good mouser can tell you, mousing must be done alone to be successful.  Oh, and I don’t hurt them, I just smack them around a little and play with them a while.  Then I get bored and let them go.  It’s kinda like fishing and then throwing them back in the lake.

My favorite treat is Temptations chicken flavor.  I don’t mind the other flavors, but chicken is my favorite.  I also like to explore that big Kitty Mansion that one of the web cammers husband’s made for us last year.  It’s a lot of fun and Lele and me play hide and seek in it a lot.  But we don’t like when Honey and Buffy try and join in.  I’m sure Mr. and Mrs. Queen of Kings meant that mansion just for us tortie’s.

Well, that’s a little about me.  I guess I just want you to know that just because a cat I’m a little shy, doesn’t mean I’m anti-social.  I just like to be by myself, alone with my thoughts and sometimes, my good friend LeLe because us tortie’s need to stick together!  Now back to you Sevaun and if you get any closer I’m going to smack you.

Thanks La Donna.  I’ll just go right over here, far away from you.  Ok, well that little walk across the room really wore me out so no extra exercising tonight.  Until next time, this is Sevuan from Cats Cove saying:

Keep it real cats, and make sure you've licked your hoomin today!