Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 17 lbs.
Leave a treat for Marshmallow (Rainbow Bridge)
Catster stats for Marshmallow (Rainbow Bridge)
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Tabby and White
A warm bed and a scratch on the ears
Favorite Nap Spot:
The old baby car seat in the garage
Milk, chicken, shrimp
Survival skills, excellent sense of direction
I noticed that there was a stray cat lurking around our house. I started calling it "the critter". I felt bad for him and decided to put out a bowl of food to see if he would eat. Well, a few days passed and eventually I caught him eating from the bowl. "Critter" was a medium size black cat and he began to wait for me to put out food every night at dusk. Eventually, I noticed another cat, much larger and with only half a tail. While Critter always stayed about 6 feet away from me, this new cat at first would run away when he saw me. But eventually he began to come right up to me and meow and rub my legs. I bought them a water dish when I knew they were not going to turn away a free meal. I began to call the new cat Marshmallow due to his extreme size. Eventually it turned very cold, as it always does in December in Indiana. On Christmas Eve, when the temperature was in the single digits, Marshmallow was at my back door as my family was leaving my house. It was so cold! I gave him an extra soft, extra warm, extra large cat bed to sleep in along with some holiday shrimp and milk. He left the shrimp for Critter out of holiday generosity but claimed the bed and milk as his own. He has apparently adopted me as his new owner.
This cat has half a tail and you can see where the bone pokes up and is covered by skin. I'm guessing he got into a fight with a coyote or large stray dog, or even got stuck in a trap. He stuck around while I nursed him back to health.
When we relocated after enjoying his visits for two years, we decided to bring him with us. As soon as we let him out of the carrier, he took off. That was early June '06. I was devistated, and felt that he should have been left at our old house since technically he wasn't our cat even though he had been spending every night there. On Thanksgiving '06 I looked out my back door and who should I see walking toward our house from the corn field but my beloved Marshmallow! I think he went back up to our old house, which was a 30 minute drive, realized that we were gone and then returned back to our new home!
About a week ago, I noticed he'd lost some weight and stopped eating his crunchy food. I began to leave canned out for him and pledged to take him to the vet after I got out of the hospital (I was having a C-section that week). I thought the crunchy was bothering his teeth since he was missing a few. On Good Friday, March 21 '08, Marshmallow joined our beloved Ninja in the big litter box in the sky. I suspect he died of kidney disease as all the symptoms were there. He had a beautiful soul and is greatly missed by our entire family.
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I've Been On Catster Since:
|December 29th 2004
||More than 10 years!
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