Shady - Handsome Man

Breed Unknown/Maine Coon [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Shady - Handsome Man, a male Breed Unknown/Maine Coon

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"Handsome, Gentle Man Cat"

Home:San Marcos/San Diego, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

Shady July 4, 1996  to February 11, 2011

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"Shady July 4, 1996 to February 11, 2011"

My Handsome Man Shady (07.04.1996 - 02.11.2011

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"My Handsome Man Shady (07.04.1996 - 02.11.2011"

"Thank you for removing the couch cushion! I could climb up on the couch, all by myself!"

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""Thank you for removing the couch cushion! I could climb up on the couch, all by myself!""

Look at all that fur!

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"Look at all that fur!"

Ahhhh ... this is the life!

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"Ahhhh ... this is the life!"

Rocky and Shady (on the right) send wishes to every fur.

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"Rocky and Shady (on the right) send wishes to every fur."

We're not going to let you cook until you get us something to eat.

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"We're not going to let you cook until you get us something to eat."

That's right. You heard us. No yum-yum for Rocky and Shady, then, no stovie for mom!

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"That's right. You heard us. No yum-yum for Rocky and Shady, then, no stovie for mom!"

Le Harlequin Shady

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"Le Harlequin Shady"

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Shade, Shademeister, Handsome Man

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-pound cat-cat rescue

July 4th 1996

Black Smoke

Love. Love. Love. Food. Grooming. Love.

Loud noises. Visits to the V-E-T.

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Nap Spot:
Pillow in front of the fireplace. Pillow in front of the sliding door. Mom's pillow. Pillow on the third story window perch. Theme emerging: Shady likes to nap on pillows.

Favorite Food:
Purina DM (he's on a special diet)

Creating absolute joy.


Arrival Story:
Shady came into our lives on 19 July 2009. Actually, we believe DustytheDogcat oversaw the entire meet-up, knowing that we had much room in our hearts and home for another special needs kitty. So we took a trip down to the SD Humane Society and SPCA ... and there was Shady, sleeping on a blue couch and dreaming of his new forever home. Shady's family was fortunate to enjoy a year and a half with Shady, until he suddenly fell ill and journeyed to the Bridge on February 11, 2011, to join his brofurs DustytheDogcat and Rocket Sprocket. Mom misses her handsome man so very much.

Shady was sweet and loving. We knew right away, he felt very grateful to have a new forever home. Shady shares the same for-real birthday as Rocket Sprocket and DustytheDogcat - 4 July. Now how's that for coincidence? Shady was a diabetic; his condition was controlled through a special diet. Unfortunately, the diabetes suddenly raged out of control without warning, which caused Shady's kidneys to shut down. Shady joined his brofurs at the Bridge on February 11, 2011.

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Two years my sweet Handsome Man

February 11th 2013 7:41 pm
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The years we've shared were short, yet full of joy.
The memories we've made will go on for me to enjoy.
I haven't stopped missing you since you went away,
and I've asked the Heavens why couldn't you stay.

You lit up my life, my hopes, and my dreams.
You've opened my eyes to see what it all means.
So now that you're gone how can I forget;
Because you were the sweetest of all I have met.

still sad you had to leave on 2.11.11.
always, I love you, always, my sweet Handsome Man.


My handsome man

February 11th 2012 6:13 am
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Dearest Shady,
It's 2.11.2012. Exactly one year has passed since you left. Sweet Shady ... I think about you and miss you every day. The house is very empty without you around. Yet, I know you are in a better place, and healthy once again. Sending lots of love your way, my dearest handsome man.

Love you always,


It hasn't been a great week, I am sorry to say.

February 10th 2012 4:48 am
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This has been a furry sad couple of weeks for my meowmy. Even though the Dogcat crossed the Bridge in 2009, meowmy has been missing the Dogcat something fierce. (And, yes, she misses Shady and Rocket Sprocket too.) But that story is too pitiful to tell. Meowmy is running low on tissues.

The Shade Man's first Bridge Date anniversary is coming fast, on Saturday, actually. So meowmy's been thinking about that all week, too.

To make matters sadder, on Tuesday my meowmy (along with thousands of other purrs and people) learned that our dear furiend Yolo will be crossing the Bridge sometime soon to join his momma Baci and me and my brofurs and all of Yolo's Angel Furiends. Oh, No! Say it isn't so!!! Yolo is way too young (4.5 years young) to make the Golden Journey. I hope Yolo can hang on just a little bit longer to spend precious time with his wonderful momma on earth and his brofur Guido.

Shady will be standing at the Rainbow Bridge with all the other kits to welcome Yolo when he makes his Journey. Shady wishes he could be in San Fran to help Yolo's family through this very challenging and sad time in their lives.

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