Welcome to A Wandering Pet. My name is Jamie and Pizza (or PizzatheWonderCat) is my faithful feline companion. We currently live in Southern California. Together we safely wander around the internet looking things all about pets.
A Wandering Pet begins
Like so many others people in the world right now, I lost my job and my kitchen in March 2020. One week I had a growing personal chef business called A Wandering Chef, the next week my kitchen closed down and my clients went away, as many lost their income too. Spring 2020 was a very uncertain time. I began spending a lot of time at home with Pizza cat. I have always enjoyed writing a researching. Deciding it was time to start a new chapter in my life, I began researching new ways to make money. The pets at home provide a lot of comfort and joy for me during this interesting time. It feels natural to learn, write and share awesome informative fun things I am learning with this pet blog. I hope you enjoy and feel free to comment .
How I met my Pet Rescue
It was spring and kitten season. I had wanted a kitten for a while and was at my local shelter at just the right time. I had looked at all the adoptable cats of all ages. Then it happened.
A few minutes before closing the shelter they brought out a small litter of fluffy kittens. I asked if there was a male? I held him up and in a second flat was ready to make a lifelong commitment. One look and I was smitten Seriously, look at that little face.
He was so small, under two pounds. I was able to pick up the next day from the shelter. He needed his vaccinations and microchip In California shelters they sterilize kittens at 2 lbs or six weeks. Given his weight, he was probably not quite 6 weeks old. So tiny, yet mighty. I needed to help him gain a little weight. That was about ten years ago.
Naming the Kitten
Yes, Pizza is a unique name for a grey tabby. Well, besides my little feline love, food is my first passion. I was a personal chef/caterer for many years. I am particularly fond of Italian food and at the time I was enjoying a lot of Cheese Pizza. It was a silly nickname that I later decided was appropriate. He is an indoor-only cat and has been for his entire life.
Although he is 10 years old, he continues to be an active curious cat. His long 12 “, “tail of doom” get him in trouble for time to time, he in part uses it to knock things over. He will eagerly try snack on whatever you have on your plate. I like to hypothesize that he came from a long line of feral cats and his hunting instincts for survival are strong. He also enjoys only licking water from his paws, vs. just drinking out of the bowl., a habit he has had his entire life.
We have moved multiple times over his lifetime and he had happily adjusted each time. As long as we were together, he has been happy. I have been blessed to have such a good pet. He has been well mannered and uses the kitty box and his many cardboard scratching pots. Our current household also has a dog. Both are seniors, neither has lived in the same living quarters with other animals. I’m happy to say, three years later, they at least tolerate each other. Even an old dog and an old cat can learn new tricks. Perhaps they just like my bed, but either way, there is peace.
I hope you enjoy your stay here. I want you and your wandering pet to have a seat and learn some new stuff and have fun. Pizza and the household dog are my inspiration. Pets really add a lot of love to your life.
I’m a busy blogger pet parent to my senior-aged cat Pizza. We have traveled all over Los Angeles, endured several moves, jobs, roommates and now global pandemic together. Today we write, learn, and share information and our favorite products, in hopes you can experience your best life with pets too, We currently live with other humans and their beautiful dog.