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Meet My Alarm Clock – Marty

Oh, sure. She looks cute and harmless in that photo to the left. But make no mistake. My cat is a living, breathing alarm clock poised to strike at approximately 6:30 AM every morning. (Sometimes I get a reprieve on the weekend until 8 or so.) I swear that she waits all night for the minute that she can pounce on top of me to start meowing and demanding food.

Still, I can’t help it. I love the crazy kitten.

We’ve been best buddies for going on two years now. Friends of a former co-worker had rescued Marty and some of her siblings from an animal shelter. The litter was due to be exterminated. To this day, I’m super grateful that they saved this little brat so that I could spoil her and let her know that she’s the Maddox Jolie-Pitt of cats.

Despite the fact that she will only eat one kind of cat food that must be readily available to her at all times, she is my pet and she’s pretty freaking cute.

I’ll turn it over to Marty now so you can get to know her a little bit! - Lindsay Hood


  • No, I will not come out. 1 of 8
    No, I will not come out.
    When I first met Lindsay, she seemed pretty weird. So, I decided to hide in her pull out couch for three days. I would come out at night to eat and drink a little. On a few occasions, I would knock over a plant so she knew that I was still alive.
  • Eventually, she didn’t seem so bad. 2 of 8
    Eventually, she didn't seem so bad.
    But Lindsay kept feeding me, so I decided to stay and let her pet me. Now it's fun to watch her get annoyed when I lay across her laptop keyboard and steal all her pens. Eventually she finds them all under the bed when she cleans her room. And she should do that more often anyway.
  • Water Baby 3 of 8
    Water Baby
    Unlike most cats, I love water. I will stick my head under the faucet when you are trying to brush your teeth, I occasionally hop in the shower, and I love to take naps in the sink. I also splash around in my water bowl and open toilets. Lindsay yells at me about the mess, but I don't care because it's a lot of fun.
  • Screw the environment, I’m hot. 4 of 8
    Screw the environment, I'm hot.
    One summer, Lindsay flat-out refused to get an air-conditioner. We argued about it for a while and she was all, "Blah, blah. It is not green, Marty!" I started hopping in the refrigerator and refusing to come out. Guess who got their air conditioner in the end?
  • On the Move 5 of 8
    On the Move
    Since Lindsay adopted me, we have lived in four different places together. I try and make the transport easy, but she keeps insisting that I get in a carrier which I do NOT appreciate.
  • Farewell, friend. 6 of 8
    Farewell, friend.
    At the old apartment, I had a friend named Hulme. Even though I really didn't like him at first, he ended up being a good playmate. I miss him now that we have moved and sometimes I like to let Lindsay know I am not happy about the current situation by pooping on the windowsill.
  • Chillin’ 7 of 8
    Chillin'
    Sometimes, I like to let it all hang out.
  • Hello! McFly! 8 of 8
    Hello! McFly!
    Lindsay had some other monikers picked out for me, but I came with the name Marty. She decided to keep it because of some favorite childhood movie about time machines and bell towers. I don't know. Who listens to that crazy girl half the time anyway! Am I right, you guys?!

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