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Cat (Felis Catus)
DATE OF CREATION:
November 19th 2011
I am not much to look at. But, in my opinion, it's what is in the inside that counts. I'm the sort of cat you could glance at, then walk past without a second look. I'm unnoticeable and plain in appearance, nothing out of the ordinary.
My muzzle is not too small, not too big, perfectly really. My jaw line is strong and defined, protruding out of my face, causing my face to appear harsh and masculine. Likewise, my cheekbones outline my muzzle, creating rather stern look. However, my mouth contradicts this harsh demeanour, for it curves up at the sides, jokingly almost. My mown is a mottled shade of tan bespeckled with black and brown here and there. My whiskers are almost unnoticeable, they blend in with my tortoiseshell fur and are visible only when they quiver with excitement at some unexpected pleasure.
My eyes are, rather like my pelt, dull. They are half green, half amber; a shade somewhere in-between the two. They are, however, filled with the same curiosity and agitation that is apparent in my nature. No eyes are pure, and mine certainly aren't. Looking into them is like gazing at a palette of different colors and shades of paint, or staring at a stormy night sky. They are comparable to a puddle on the forest floor, when you look into them it is as if you can see yourself, staring right back at you.
My pelt is coarse and matted, usually marred by splatters of earthy mud, causing it to spike up in uneven tufts. It is not hard to tell how little I care for my appearance. The patterning of my pelt is rather unusual in toms, for I am a tortoiseshell, flecks of beige, tan, cinnamon, black and dun pepper my fur and those same shades form streaks down my back. I am elongated and lanky in build, wiry limbs and unstable joints. That is not to say that I'm weak. Not in the slightest. My bones are sturdy enough and though thin my hind and fore legs are astonishingly muscley. My paws are large compared to my athletic frame, the pads tough as leather as a result of a life spent padding around the forest floor. I'm not ugly, I'm just not particularly admirable either.
How would you describe yourself?
I am vivacious and outgoing, many are intimidated by my enthusiasm for life in general. I am optimistic and despise responsibilty of any kind. I love my life as it is; carefree. I aim to please others and push myself to my limits everyday to do so. I do not cope well with pressure or anything of a stressful nature. I'm a joker, I love to laugh and make others laugh and, if i say so myself, I'm rather good at it. Mostly I am and try to be even tempered and fair but occasionally, just occasionally I let my temper run wild, ruining precious friendships and tearing trust to pieces. As a result, I try to stay calm and keep my life as simple as possible. In short, I am a whirlwind of mixed emotions.
How well do you cope with social ocasions?
I am usually an easy going cat and I greatly appreciate good company, I'm always willing to strike up an interesting conversation! I love being around others in general, whatever the occasion. Of course I dread the moment the topic of conversation comes to a halt and despise the silence that will surely follow but I am canny in preventing this. I love trying out new jokes on others, though I try to be aware of their feelings so as not to hurt them.
Would you say you were:
I would say that I am a mixture of all three. I endeavour to gauge others feelings and do my best to please people, not hurt them. But occasionally I slip up and injure someone without realising.
I can be slightly unintentionally aggravating, though I try my best not to be. I realise that many are annoyed by my attitude, my laid-back ways and carefree life. But I suppose I cannot help the way I am, I can only hope they will accept me eventually.
I have a slight, unfortunate habit of telling others secrets. I'm rather bad at keeping my mouth shut, but I'm working on it! I realise that I have hurt many cat's feelings and for that I deeply apologise and beg their forgiveness.
How do you feel about relationships?
I would say that I appreciate relationships more than many would guess, they are such fragile things, things that should be respected and treasured. I respect others in their privacy and take their worries very seriously. I'm a good friend in many ways, selfless and helpful. I can only begin to comprehend the importance of friendship, such a precious thing. I have not yet gad any serious relationships with she cats but I aim to have a mate and kits as I grow older.
What are your faults?
In my opinion, my biggest downfall is that I'm such a bad loser. I tent to get very competitive and his can sometimes bring out a more...unpleasant side of me. If I lose I will probably storm off to sulk in the apprentice den! However, depending on the situation, if all else fails my temper may begin to show. But that's another story.
My temper, yes that is another of my terrible flaws. One of the worst. Usually I succeed in hiding and calming my temper. But occasionally, just occasionally, if provoked it may begin to show. I despise this side to me and struggle to keep it hidden from sight. But sometimes, when the stress becomes to much, my temper will take over.
I also tend to be a little headstrong, pretentious if you like. I do not like to admit I am wrong and again, this could cause my temper to flare up. I am often called arrogant and prideful. Two terms which I hate because, however much I deny it, they fit me perfectly.
It would not surprise you, after hearing that, to learn that I am also boastful, terribly so. I can brag on about by achievements for hours if you let me, I do tent to be a little self-centered about this sort of thing. It's not a positive trait, but it's not one my worst by far.
What are your assets?
As I have mentioned, I am sociable. I like company and big crowds, the buzz of everything. As a result of this I would say I'm fairly friendly and I try to be as approachable as possible. I'm always up for a chat!
I'm also rather helpful. I like to help in the elders den, fetching fresh moss and checking them for ticks. It's a great way to listen to the wonderful stories they tell without being grumbled at for being a layabout! I also like helping in the medicine cat den, I don't think the medicine cat minds! Herbs and such really interest me and I love learning their names and uses.
What do you favour?
What do you resent?
I was born, along with my two other siblings, in the Queens den of RiverClan. It was raining that day, and I like to think that is why I have come to be so fond of the rain. But I'm sure that is just another figment of my vivid imagination. My two siblings were close, but I was not, I was not close to them or my parents.
As a kit I was extremely mischievous, I like to think that I still am! I was popular among other kits though not among their mothers! I used to take my friends on 'adventures'; once we tried to swim in the river, but we got washed downstream and had to be saved by a nearby RiverClan patrol. I never saw my mother as angry as she was then. Our punishment was to help the Elders; cleaning their den, getting fresh moss, freshkill and other small tasks. My friends moaned and complained continuously. But I liked it! I liked the wise, grumpy Elders. I liked assisting them and was dissapointed when our punishment came to an end.
Finally, my apprentice ceremony came around. It seemed as if I'd been waiting for that day for my whole life and now it had come! That was my proudest moment; standing next to my mentor whilst the clan chanted my new name.
I can remember it like it happened only yesterday...