Meet Donny Robinson and HamptonPublished December 15, 2008
Event: BMX (Bicycle Motorcross) Hometown: Napa, California First time Olympian. BMX Racing is making its Olympic debut in Beijing. Pet's Name: Hampton Breed: Domestic Shorthair Age: 5-years-old
Where did you get your cat? I love cats and the last one I had (for around 10 years) ended up getting skin cancer around the ear and so we had to put him asleep. My family got another cat, but it wasn't really mine and that ended up running away after only a few months. Then two or three years ago my girlfriend surprised me with brand new Hampton. It was one of best presents I'd got in a long time. I'm a sucker for cats.
What is your cat's favorite thing to do? My cat's favorite activity is playing cards and writing poetry. How the heck am I supposed to know? He's gone for full days sometimes and only comes in to eat and sleep when it's cold. Who knows what he's doing. He's ornery though. I know he likes to bite people if you mess with him.
What do you love about Hampton? I guess I do love when I get back from trips because I know Hampton misses me. He will lay with me and get right in my face and rub noses, but he makes this weird snorting sound. I know he's excited to see me when he does that. Also he has his spot in my bed when he sleeps with me. He will lay half on my chest and half on my arm and will rest his head on my shoulder...its precious.