Maddie Bouvier’s adoption tale will always be a favorite of mine. Normally, we only adopt out locally, but for Maddie we did bend the rules. A lot of plotting and planning went into getting Maddie to her family, and because of this, she will always be a very special kitten to us.
Alicia, Maddie’s mom, sent a big batch of photos and some great kitty anecdotes, too. I think you’re going to like what she's sharing with us today!
Here we go!
Maddie is a very happy 8 year old tortie girl in perfect health. As the leader of every household insurrection*, she makes sure there is plenty of chaos at home. Twice a day she functions as the family's official alarm clock, assuring that meal times are strictly observed on pain of rattled doorknobs, broken valuables, or snagged clothing. She runs to greet us at the door and slaps her paws to invite play, two dog-like qualities she acquired from Cassie. She is very happy to scoot the detached handle of a paper bag across the floor with her sister Gnocchi when a clean cotton swab isn't available. Maddie also goes nuts for peppermint tea, the package of which she carries away in her mouth and licks maniacally.
Her best trick--and I hope the IBKC readers will say if they've ever known another cat to do this--is hiding wide-eyed with fully dilated pupils just behind a door frame as you approach. At the last moment before you step into the next room, she springs up five and a half feet in the air and slides down the door jamb like it's a fire pole. It can be genuinely startling and is therefore very hard to catch on video. I'll keep trying though.
*Almost every insurrection. Sophie starts a fight every day at 5pm Eastern but Maddie always wins.
You can read her adoption tale HERE and HERE. It was such an awesome story, we had to put it in two posts!!
Thanks for sharing so much with us today, Alicia! Please give Maddie a smooch from all of us, and some love to the other members of Team Tortie, too!