Dirty Harry

American Shorthair
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Home:Tamaqua, PA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam and more!
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Harold, Brutus, Harry-kins, Harry baby, cookie puss

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 6th 2009

June 13th 2008

Orange & White Tabby


Does not like the dinner schedule, prefers to have food around always!

Favorite Toy:
His go go mousie - its a mouse attached to a wand

Favorite Nap Spot:
Our bed

Favorite Food:

Can chew through almost anything! Has amazingly strong paws - very hard to take something from him that he doesn't want to give up!


Arrival Story:
Harry is new to the family. We just adopted him in June 09 from the local animal shelter. He seemed very affectionate & playful and got along with the other cats there so we thought he would be a good fit for our other cats.

Dirty Harry is named after a Clint Eastwood character. He's not dirty at all, except for when he eats! He insists on taking all his food out of his dish & makes quite a mess! Harry is a big boy. He is the largest of all our cats...even his paws are huge. He has slimmed down now that we have him on healthier food than what the shelter could give. And no free feeding anymore - regimented dinner times. He's not fond of that, but he's adapting. He's fitting in well with the others, although it did take a bit of time. Initially he wanted to play with them but he was too rough and scared them. Now they get along just fine......usually!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Purr like you mean it

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 16th 2009 More than 8 years!

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I am an unhappy kitty!!

January 10th 2012 8:13 pm
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I've heard those silly humans make new year's resolutions for themselves....but now mom made one for ME! She thinks that I am overweight and has put me on a....D I E T! NNNNOOOOOO!!!

I hate this so much. She's like the warden...always watching us eat. And then if one of my siblings leaves some food in their bowl and I try to help them clean their plates, why she snatches their dish right out from under my nose! How rude!!

So I've been sure to let her know that I am hungry!! I'm sure my insistence will get her to give in soon!! I can't take much more of this starvation...its so unfair!! I'm big boned, not fat!!

If any of you kitties have some extra kibble, please send it to me!! I'm sooo hungry!! BAH! I hate diets!


Its my birthday!

June 13th 2011 7:44 pm
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OMC! Today is my birthday - woo hoo!! Well, I was all set to pawty like a rock star this morning when mom got up. But as I asked her to pawty with me she said "Not now Harry," and continued rushing around in the bathroom, then in the kitchen, then back to the bathroom and then to her bedroom.
Woah, mom, you don't need to get so dressed up for me, I like your casual wear. Why ya got those clickety clackety shoes on? That's when I decided to listen to the human conversation. It sounded like this "blah blah blah WORK blah blah blah"
Finally I got it - mom got a new job & was starting on MY birthday. Well jeez, that's no present that I wanted!!
At least dad played mousie wand with me for a half hour this morning. He even let me drag the mousie around for awhile while the other kitties chased the wand. That was big fun!
Mom said she'll make it up to me this weekend. That better mean that I get CHICKEN!!!!

A big thank you to all my friends who sent me such wonderful gifts & birthday wishes. I'll be sending individual thank yous, but I may be a bit slow since mom is spending some long hours at her new job.

Hugs n' purrs,


My Gotcha Day!

June 6th 2011 8:02 am
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Today is my Gotcha Day! I know it may seem funny that I have a Gotcha day so close to that little runt Julius, but in fact we were adopted 2 years apart. Does it seem like my pawrents adopt us kitties around the same time of the year? Well you are right! See there anniversary is June 5th, so they often take vacation time during that week. And usually this vacation is a stay-cation, meaning they don't go away but instead spend time with us and also try to get some projects done around the house.

Anyway, my parents went to the animal shelter because dad wanted a kitty that was "his". He missed his kitty Pepper who used to sit in his lap & they had a special connection. Julius, Pixie & Coco were more mom's cats. So they went in the "male" cat room to find somecat. There were many wonderful choices - a prize winning tuxedo persian who was over 10yrs old. His owner had passed away & he ended up in the shelter, a pair of kitty brothers who looked a lot like Pigeon, and many others. While my pawrents hearts went out to the tuxie kitty, they felt that our house with its 2 dogs & 3 cats, would not be a good fit for him (and the shelter worker agreed) and the pair of brothers were being adopted to a lady the next day (yay - they got to stay together!)

And then there was me. My name back then was Peter. I was almost a year old already, was friendly and playful. I also seemed to get along well with the other kitties in the room. Dad had to think it over so they left without me. The next day Dad came by himself (mom wanted to make sure that she didn't influence his choice) and he picked me! Yay!

That first night I was kept in the bathroom...but I kept meowing and meowing! Pixie was the first kitty to make friends with me. Julius gave me dirty looks for about a week. Now we are ok together, but not really best friends. My best friends are the doggies, especially Lily. I like to wrestle with her - its lots of fun! I also ended up being a momma's boy. I just love mom. Mom has been trying to get me to like dad more. She won't play mousie with me anymore, she gets dad to do it. He is ok, and I like him, but there's just something about mom still. :)

Thanks for reading my long story!

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