7 Things about Pickles 21/31 #sol23

1. Pickles is a tiny cat. He’s about ten months old and only weighs seven pounds.

2. Pickles was not his original name. I named him Fergal, because he was so brave as a feral kitten, but my son didn’t like that and decided his name was Pickles. For awhile, he was called Fergal and Pickles, but Pickles won out. He’s definitely a PIckles. A brave Pickles. But a Pickles nonetheless.

3. He has the loudest meow of any cat I have ever had. It’s like he has a megaphone in his tiny chest to help him belt out the notes. Most of our cats are silent. His entire outdoor family is silent. And there he is, screaming his head off whenever he wants to be noticed, which is most of the time.

4. He reminds us daily of why we have a rule that you should never adopt a single kitten. We had reasonable reasons to break it in his case, as he was an unexpected addition and his two remaining siblings were completely feral and seemed to be doing well with their outdoor family. But kitten energy really needs a second kitten.

5. He has two personalities. I see a sweet, adorable, playful, affectionate, gentle kitten who loves to nap in my lap. My husband sees a demanding and aggressive wild animal who screams and claws and bites to get the playtime he wants. Pickles is easily my #2 cat. My husband often doesn’t even have him ranked.

6. Even our cats who don’t like cats like Pickles. He can get the cats who can’t play nicely to play nicely. Everyone enjoys chasing him and being chased by him. Everyone welcomes him for a snuggle. Everyone will give him a little bath. He’s been especially good for Pomegranate, who tends to be socially awkward with other cats. They were instant besties and still spend a lot of time each day running and chasing and wrestling and hanging out.

7. He’s very photogenic. Even his bad pictures are good pictures.


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22 responses to “7 Things about Pickles 21/31 #sol23”

  1. Radutti Avatar

    Yeh, Pickles is honestly a really photogenic cat! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I almost never take a bad photo of him!

  2. Juliana Ellington Avatar
    Juliana Ellington

    Even though I hear lots about Pickles and see many, many photos, I loved reading seven things about him and seeing the photo gallery! Wonderful photo of Pickles with Chipotle!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      For Pickles, Chipotle will even share the lap nicely (meaning not sit on him to make him move, as Chipotle does with the other cats).

  3. arjeha Avatar

    It is so easy to see why Pickles has won your heart. He is quite photogenic. He is the youngest and the youngest so of course he needs to be the loudest to be heard and remind you that he is there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      That must be it! He was also the runt of his litter, and I wonder if he meowed to his mama too. In general feral cats are silent, and the ferals we’ve adopted rarely talk. Pickles is a very loud exception!

  4. Suzanne Avatar

    I love this! Pickles knew a good thing when he saw it by choosing to move indoors with you! Great slice!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I do feel like Pickles kind of made a choice too! I’m glad it worked out for him!

  5. Book Dragon Avatar

    When I saw your teaser that this slice was about Pickles, I HAD to click through to read. You did not disappoint. Please give the little firecracker a scratch under his chin from me.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Pickles loves a chin scratch!

  6. amyilene Avatar
    amyilene

    You captured that Pickle Personality perfectly!! (and I’m not even a cat person!!)

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Pickles might convince you to become a cat person! He has truly been the world’s best kitten!

  7. Ramona Avatar

    Of course, I couldn’t resist 7 Things About Pickles. And Pickles, you have captured my heart! What an adorable face and I love that smudge under your chin!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Pickles is the best! I can never resist a cat slice either.

  8. Jennifer Floyd, Ed.D. Avatar

    Pickles is precious! What a sweet little face! I think that he could star in his own picture book-The Adventures of Pickles:)

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Pickles is definitely the star of the show around here! As one of my friends likes to say, he has Main Character Energy.

  9. Trina Avatar

    Pickles sounds like a dream! I want to bring him home!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Pickles is the best! Your cats would LOVE him!

  10. carolannclark Avatar

    First of all I loved reading this and the pics are a great addition. Secondly, Pickles sounds adorable! Third, Pickles reminds me of some students I know.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Ha, that’s true! I have students like Pickles too!

  11. Amanda Potts Avatar

    Obviously I had to read this post – and it was worth every lovely picture. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pickles sounds like a riot to me – and am I seeing things or does he have large ears, too? So glad he found you for his home.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Pickles is such a constant delight, and YES, he does have kinda big ears! I’m sure it just adds to his cuteness.

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