My name is Bolt. I came to HSSV with my siblings, Sparky and Blaze. The three of us are pretty much triplets. All jet black and all fun loving. We love to play (ESPECIALLY chasing laser pointer lights and toys that swing - like the feather on a string toys). You will find it easy to get our attention with that type of toy and it will help you draw me closer to you. My sister, Sparky, may let you occasionally get in a quick pet while playing, but it's likely my brother, Blaze, and I will be watching where your hand is, even while playing. We prefer playtime to petting and cuddling.
If you are looking to get two cats and are trying to choose two...Blaze and I make a great pair. We have similar temperaments, which helps us in new situations. We tend to stay together. My sister, Sparky, also enjoys being with us, but she is a little bit more comfortable with the humans, once she gets to know them.
If I am sound asleep, you MIGHT be able to come up and pet me a little. But it takes a slow and gentle touch that doesn't surprise me. Same for my brother, Blaze. Sparky is okay with getting pet while sleeping or laying around, she will even purr when she allows petting. You'll have to earn my brother's and my trust before we get to that point.
Our favorite time of day is night! As soon as evening comes, we'll come out from our sleeping and hiding spots and spend the rest of the night running and chasing each other. It is so much fun to run around, jump on things, and tackle our siblings.
How does your cat react when being held? Blaze and I do not particularly love being held and we make sure we are hard to catch so that doesn't happen. You'll be able to hold Sparky and pet her for some time when she is calm.
What is their behavior like with new people and/or children? : We've been around a lot of people and children in our foster home. We are a shy bunch, so we won't stick around to meet new people. We will either run away and hide or we'll just stay on a high perch from the cat scratcher and watch what is happening from a safe distance. With the people we have come to know and trust, we will hang out in the same room, find dark sleeping spots, hang out on a cat scratcher, or play.
What is their behavior like with other animals?
All three of us LOVE, LOVE, LOVE adult cats that are social and fun! We loved running around with them, rough housing, and would follow them to see what cool things we could learn (like finding where the adult cat food is and sleeping on the big comfy beds). Having a friendly adult cat in your home will really help me transition!
We also have been staying with a small dog. We are okay with her around, but not comfortable when she tries to play with us, that startles us a bit.
We want to join a home that may not be looking for a lap cat, but one that likes to watch your kitties have fun. We are active, cute, and fun to watch play. over time, we will allow that other cuddly, mushy stuff.