|Meet Harley David
|When it comes to naming your kitten, sometimes it's just better to let him come up with a name himself.
"We had a very hard time coming up with a name for my Ragdoll", says Harley David's pet parent Sally. "As time wore on, he took to sleeping between my husband's head and mine, keeping us up at night with his purring. Finally, my husband got up one night and said he sounds just like a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. And that was it, we found a name-Harley David."
"His personality showed in those pictures,
happy, friendly, playful and very loving."
Harley came into Sally's life after a visit to the breeder. "My sister-in law has a friend who has 2 Ragdoll cats," Sally explains. "They are very friendly and have beautiful markings. She explained how friendly the breed was. And I always loved long-haired cats the best. A few years later when my elderly cat died, I started looking around for a breeder. I found several, but I wanted a unique cat. I finally found a breeder who lived within a day's drive. She showed me several pictures, but I fell for Harley. He was beautiful and his personality showed in those pictures, happy, friendly, playful and very loving."
A Typical Day for Harley
is Playing Fetch
Harley is quite attached to Sally, and that's an understatement. "I would say that Harley's a Momma's boy", Sally confesses. "He likes other cats and dogs. He likes other people and is very friendly and outgoing with anyone that comes to the house. But he is totally a Momma's cat.
If I'm home, no one else matters. And he's very sweet.
He doesn't have a mean bone in his body."
A typical day starts with Harley waking Sally up to get fed-BLUE Indoor Formula. "Harley loves it", Sally adds.
"He likes other cats and dogs. He likes other
people and is very friendly and outgoing
with anyone that comes to the house."
"If I crawl back into bed, he comes and will lay on my legs. When I get up to take a shower, he's either laying against the shower window, playing catch with the water droplets that trickle down the door-he can't get them because he'd never be caught alive wet-or he's up on the back of the toilet, hiding behind the towels that hang on the wall. If he doesn't make it into the bathroom with me, he's patiently waiting outside the door for me."
When Sally is at work, Harley usually waits the day
out on the chairs in the dining room, or lies on the bed in the master bedroom because the sun shines on it. Sally says, "If the birds are at the window feeder, he's busy trying to sweet talk them into being his friend."
When Harley hears the garage door go up as Sally returns from work, he runs to the entryway where Sally comes in. "He's waiting there to greet you-and get fed", Sally shares.
After dinner, Sally will play with him. "Harley loves to play with little balls that are fuzzy. You throw them, and Harley goes to get them and bring them back to drop at your feet or in your lap," Sally tells. "It's like playing fetch with a dog."
Could a Cat Love Cheeze-its?
This One Does.
One of Harley's favorite places to visit is Sally's cabin. "The car ride there is not the best time," she says. "But Harley tolerates it because he knows what's at the end-a house where the windows are wide open so he can stalk the birds from window to window. The best thing is the windowsill. When the windows are open, there is just enough space for Harley to jump up into, and then lay down and sun himself-that can't happen at home."
The cabin was the scene for one particularly funny moment, "My husband and I were sitting on the couch with a pile of Cheez-its between us," Sally recalls. "Harley came around the couch, under my legs that were propped up on the Ottoman, and jumped up and grabbed a Cheez-it and took off. We were flabbergasted. Who knew that cats like Cheez-it's? We were laughing so hard that we couldn't catch him to take it away before he ate it all."
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