Let’s Go Global with Waverly McTinybeans
Waverly McTinybeans is a kitty warrior! She was paralyzed as a kitten, but with a lot of hard work and support from her meow-my and her friends at Kitten Rescue L.A., she is now cruising around on her own and doing great! We got a chance to chat with her as she gets ready for her CatCon debut this August.
CatCon: Where do you live? How old are you, and where did you come originally come from?
I live in a terrific area of Los Angeles called Los Feliz. It’s the only home I’ve ever known and my earliest memories are of being snug and warm on Mom’s lap while she whacked away day in and day out on her lap typey thing. Mom says I actually came from the big, bad streets. I was pretty sick, though, and don’t remember much about that. I was so lucky! This Saturday, it will be exactly one year since Rover the Doberman found me in some brush by the side of the street and gave me to Mom. See, super lucky, huh?
Do you have any roommates, furry or otherwise?
I have bunches of furry friends at home. A couple of them are permanent residents like me: there’s Sparky who’s gigantic (and a teensy bit grouchy); Dot, who’s blind and has extra toes; and Elf, who’s the sweetest, cutest, wobbliest brother anybody could ask for. We also always have kittens ’cause Mom fosters for Kitten Rescue. They’re cute, but kinda pesky too.
Lessons in Cleanliness. . Waverly feels it’s very important to show Heloise the importance of staying squeaky clean. . Our Beans has high standards. . 🌸🌷🌸🌷🌸🌷🌸🌷🌸🌷🌸🌷🌸🌷 . https://kittenrescue.networkforgood.com/projects/35800-evelyn-waverly-s-marathon-fundraiser-page. . http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/S5P1W19AR6DR . #teammctinybeans #pawproject #pawprojectspokescat #kittenrescuela #catsneedclaws #kittensofinstagram #paralyzedkitty #pettherapy #dontdeclaw #catlove #kittenlove #thedodo #catsofinstagram #cutekitty #petlove #petlover #ilovekittens #kittencuddleroom #sweetmoment #cute #awwwwww #excellent_kittens #cutepetclub
What’s your typical day like?
Each day begins wit me staring intently up at Mom until she finally wakes up and boosts me up onto the bed already. (I start each night on the bed, but I have shenanigans to get up to while Mom sleeps.) Morning bed time is divided among snuggling, chomping on bed mice, and jumping in and out of my Sleepypod just ’cause I can. When I remember that I’m hungry, I launch myself off the bed and head for the kitchen. Mom scoops me up at this point and helps me go potty; naturally, I express my displeasure at this indignity, but she’s relentless. After that, I eat breakfast with all of the other furry critters in the house.
After breakfast, the kittens, Elf, and I get busy dragging as many toys as possible out of the toy box and scattering them around the living room. When the house is cluttered to our satisfaction, our work is done. I generally scootch over to Mom at this point and give her my patent-pending “up please” look until she notices me and boosts me up onto the couch for a many hours nap.
The rest of the day is mostly napping, snacking, and more playing. Except when we do “exercises.” Mom makes me sit, then stand, then sit, then stand over and over. It’s really weird and boring, but since I get treats, I don’t complain too much.
I go to bed when Mom goes to bed, but once she’s asleep, I’m outta there. There’s much mischief to make!
Who is the one person or animal you’d love to meet and why?
I hope to one day meet Sir Thomas Trueheart. He’s so brave and handsome and kind. People hurt him deliberately and badly, but he doesn’t hold a grudge at all. I think that’s admirable.
What is the one thing people don’t know about you?
I hardly ever meow. I know I’m Siamese and we have the reputation of being chatty, but unless I’m really intent on expressing my displeasure — like when they put me on the underwater treadmill or Mom squishes me to make me go potty — I don’t see the need to talk. Why talk, when you can say so much with a look?
What’s your favorite toy?
Without question the Tower of Tracks. It’s a 3 tiered ball track toy that I love. Unfortunately, the kittens always love it, too, so we compete sometimes. Mom got a second one so we wouldn’t fight so much.
What is your favorite film, cat-centric or otherwise?
Wonder Woman! Mom calls me Wonder Waverly and even sings the theme song to me. It’s dorky, but I kinda like it.
T Minus Eight ‘til Bday! . Waverly’s Home Water Therapy seems to be a clear throwback favorite. . I wish my tub were big enough to keep this up because it’s so good for her. . Pretty sure Beans would not agree! . 💙🐬💙🐬💙🐬💙🐬💙🐬💙🐬💙🐬 . https://catcon-pasadena-2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=waverly . http://smile.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/S5P1W19AR6DR . #teammctinybeans #pawproject #pawprojectspokescat I#kittenrescuela #catsneedclaws #kittensofinstagram #paralyzedkitty #pettherapy #don’tdeclaw #catlove #kittenlove #thedodo #catsofinstagram #cutekitty #petlove #petlover #ilovekittens #kittencuddleroom #sweetmoment #cute #awwwwww #excellent_kittens #cutepetclub
What’s your motto?
Where there’s a will, there’s a Waverly!
CatCon will return in 2019. More info coming soon!