My cat’s name is Oreo.
Oreo was born a stray kitten and rescued on October 24th, 2012. Since then, I have been a caregiver for him, his sibling, his mother and other community cats. Oreo went missing one night in March the following year.
A few days later, my neighbor spotted him sitting in the playground and carried him over. I noticed his left ear was clipped. He was one of the 5 trapped when Cat Welfare Society was doing mass sterilization. When he was returned to the playground on the same day, he behaved indifferently because he attacked his sister, Ginger and his mother, Mimi….
His whole life changed.
From 16th to 20th March 2013, Ginger and Mimi hissed and hit Oreo on his head. Finally on 21st March 2013, the 3 of them reconciled. Mimi kissed Oreo and he let out a “pampered” sound.
On November 30th 2013, Oreo suddenly went missing for 2 days again. I was extremely devastated and kept crying. Every half hour, I looked out for Oreo from my window to see if he was back. I went on a search at nearby blocks, drains, public car parks for two days — but in vain.
So I decided to post a lost & found notice on Cat Welfare Society website and my Facebook page. To my pleasant surprise, Oreo stood at my doorstep and meowed loudly for me in the morning of December 2nd 2013.
I could recognize his unique meow.
Oreo was delighted to see me and I was overjoyed with tears to see him too. I carried him, kissed him and gave him a good petting, belly rub and fed him his favorite kibbles and wet food. We were reunited.
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Playful and generous
Oreo is now 27 months old and an alpha cat. He is a natural leader; he refuses to be led and attempt to take charge of practically every situation. I don’t own an alpha cat – he owns me, or at least, he thinks he does. When Oreo doesn’t get his own way, he bullies and pressures me into immediate action. He bites my toes to get me out of bed in the morning. He loves petting and human attention. He is a heart stealer. He likes to play with his toy lizard, catnip toys and cat trees.
When he is playing in the garden, he likes to bring presents home for me. He brought home a worm, a dragon fly and a chameleon. But he is afraid of strangers and will hide under the bed whenever I have visitors. He is also extremely afraid of sounds from grass cutters, airplanes and big trucks.
Another friend arrives
I adopted another rescued kitten, Tigger on 9th August 2014. He is now 11 months old. Oreo, being an alpha cat doesn’t get along with him. Till now, they are still fighting with each other. Since Tigger came on board, I have kept Oreo indoor. Oreo does throw tantrums and whining non-stop occasionally when he wants to go out to play.
– Daisy, Oreo’s caregiver
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