Miss Meow Meow
Trouble ‘Trubs’ Ninja
2011 was a rough year for my family and me. I won’t go into many details but my brother and I were back and forth. My step dad wanted us to have an animal at his house since my dog had to stay with my mother. So we started looking for a kitty cat. We decided getting two would probably be better so they could keep each other company while we were gone.
After a few days of looking around, we found an ad for free kittens in a local pet store while we were getting supplies. A lady in Maryland recently had three litters of kittens in her barn and was looking to rehome them to good homes for free. We called her when we got home and she sent us pictures of the kittens.
My step dad and I immediately wanted one of the fully black cats and then we all three agreed on one of the gray and white ones as well. A few days later, my brother and I were back to visit and we went to pick up the kittens! We met the lady halfway. The drive was only about 20 maybe 25 minutes thankfully. The second I saw them in the cage, I was ready to cry from excitement but I held back lol.
When we got back home, Trouble darted out of the cage so fast we almost didn’t even see her. She hid behind a pile of my brother’s toys and wouldn’t let us near her. Every time we tried to approach her, she would move and hide in another spot. So we let her be until she was used to her new surroundings. It took her a few days to finally come up to us and when she did, she wouldn’t leave us alone. The first good picture I got of her, she’s laying on my pillow like she owns it.
Near 2012 things had calmed back down and we were no longer back and forth which meant we had to introduce the dog and both cats. Duncan had been around many animals before. Goats, turkeys, ducks, donkeys, horses, sheep, and birds, but never any cats. He’s a lot to handle and very high strung so we were kind of nervous how they would react to him.
I held on to Duncan on a leash and we let the cats in the kitchen to meet him. To everybody’s surprise, Trouble approached him like she had known him for years. The normally scaredy cat had a moment of bravery! She liked Duncan right away and we were all super happy. Shaggy on the other hand couldn’t stand him at first. Now they’re all three best friends and have been ever since. :)
It’ll be five years since we brought them home this year (2016) in September. They’ve both grown a lot over that time and have gotten more brave and loving. Trouble no longer hides when people come over. She’ll even insist on sitting on their lap and playfully bite their fingers! My little miss meow meow. ♥
We didn’t have a name for Trouble when we got her and could not think of anything for the life of us. Since we didn’t really see her for the first few days due to her hiding and being so scared, she didn’t have a name for awhile.
We normally knew where she was hiding just to make sure she was okay but one day she disappeared completely. After over two hours of looking in every nook and cranny in the house, we were starting to think she might of somehow gotten outside. Nope! The one spot we failed to look- under the entertainment center. We were relieved to finally find her. I made a joke that she was like a ninja and my step dad said that would be a great name!
So her name was Ninja for a day or two but it didn’t really feel right to any of us. We all liked the idea of the name but it just didn’t feel right. I don’t remember who it was but somebody had said, “this cat is trouble,” and I knew that was the perfect name for her. Trouble! We then made Ninja her last name instead.
Trouble’s main nickname, Miss Meow Meow, is her main for a reason. She used to never meow but now she just doesn’t stop. It’s not just the meowing though, she either hits you or attacks your feet when she does it. It’s all play, nothing serious, but her claws sometimes hurt!
Trouble is a very playful, loving, and fun cat. She enjoys sitting on people’s laps for awhile but she won’t lay down and cuddle with you. She’s very curious but still has some of those scaredy cat roots and runs at the first sign of trouble. Bullying poor Duncan is her favorite thing to do because she knows she can get away with it, unlike Shaggy.
Let me be your ride out of town, let me be the place that you hide. We can make our lives on the go. Run away with me. Alabama heat sign me up. We’ll be on the road like some country song, won’t be long. Sam, you’re ready. Let’s go anywhere. Get the car packed and throw me the key. Run away with me.