On November 21, 2009, Beth Train of Hoboken, NJ, became the lucky pet parent of Walter, a handsome, two-year-old kitty with sparkling green eyes. We recently caught up with the new pet mom and her furry fella to see how Walter's enjoying his new home.
ASPCA: When did you first meet Walter?
Beth: I met Walter in October after I saw his video on the ASPCA's website. He stood out to me because he reminded me of a friend's cat whom I adored. I went to the shelter to meet him and a few other standouts, but I wasn't sure my schedule would allow me to have a cat. I couldn't stop thinking about him, though, and just felt like he was meant to be my kitty. So I went back in November and brought him home.
ASPCA: Tell us about the name "Walter."
Beth: I love people names on cats and he just looks like a Walter to me. Sometimes I also call him Moose Face because his lips remind me of a moose's.
ASPCA: How has Walter settled into his new home?
Beth: Walter settled into our home immediately. He's got a spot at the end of the couch that belongs to him, and he complains if anyone else sits there. He has some fun toys, and his favorite thing is to chase his nemesis, the laser pointer.
ASPCA: Does Walter have any funny, eccentric, or endearing habits?
Beth: Lately, he's started going up to anything glass, standing on his hind legs, and scratching with his front paws like crazy as if something horrible is chasing him. He also likes to hang out between the curtains when I take a shower. If I'm getting ready for work, he zooms up and down my apartment so he can pounce on me. He also talks to me a lot in little chirps—and I'm getting better at figuring out what he means.
ASPCA: What else do you love about Walter?
Beth: My favorite thing is he always wants to snuggle for a bit when I get home from work—I think he misses me when I'm gone.
ASPCA: What's the best thing about adopting a pet?
Beth: It's wonderful to come home and have someone who's happy to see me and makes me laugh. Sometimes he gets on my nerves and keeps me up at night, but it's always by doing things that eventually make me laugh! One day when I have a bigger apartment, I'm going to adopt a dog from the ASPCA to make my family even more complete.