American Shorthair
Picture of Bonnie, a female American Shorthair

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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Sweetie Girl, Kitten, Little Nose, Miss Hiss

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
May 20th 2003

Black and White

Napping on Mommy's lap, bird watching, eating raw chicken! Interrupting Mommy when she sings along with the radio. Doing kitten-rolls cuz they make Mommy laugh.

My brother, Pookie. I used to like him until I decided I wanted to be an only child. I also HATE the vacuum cleaner, getting my nails trimmed, being picked up and getting my picture taken. I squeak at the camera so Mommy can't get my face.

Favorite Toy:
Little pieces of paper on the kitchen floor.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Mommy's lap.

Favorite Food:
Raw chicken!

Kitten rolls. I'll lie like that for a long time, staring at Mommy until she finally looks at me.


Arrival Story:
A co-worker had taken in a stray, and one day lady's daughter let the cat outside so she could play with her "friend." Turns out the friend was a male so the cat got pregnant. I adopted 2 of the kittens, Bonnie and her brother, Pookie.

Bonnie is an IBD cat with a fish allergy. After 5 years of chronic vomiting with no luck from prescription diets or medications, her mommy got desperate and discovered the world of raw feeding. While the transition is ongoing, Bonnie is doing much better on her no-dry food, grain-free canned food diet with occasional pieces of raw. UPDATE: 6 months after going grain-free, Bonnie began to develop allergies to beef, chicken and turkey. It took several months to realize what was going on. On April 19th, 2010, after a particularly bad episode of vomiting and diarrhea, I surrendered her to my holistic vet, as I was no longer able to provide the care Bonnie needed. It broke my heart to let her go, but I take some comfort in knowing the person who will be caring for her has more resources and better access to information than I would have been able to provide. I am grateful I had the option of giving her to someone who cares for animals and was willing and able to take her. I miss my Sweetie Girl. UPDATE: Just over a month after giving her up/a week after her 7th birthday, the vet I gave her to called me and told me that Bonnie had had a seizure. She was blind, couldn't walk or lift her head, and if she hadn't improved by the next morning, she would be sent to the Bridge. The vet thought it might be a microscopic cancer that had gotten to her brain. About an hour before she was to be sent to the Bridge, her eyes began reacting to light. The vet decided maybe she had a form of encephalitis, but didn't want to risk putting her under anesthesia to do the necessary tests. Over time, her vision came back and she could walk, though she would fall over. The last I've heard, she is still alive and apparently well, but I don't know if a diagnosis was ever confirmed or what kind of treatments/medications, etc. she's been given, if any. I still miss my Sweetie Girl.

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