Nicknames: little Zeba, Zeba-baby, Zebe, Zebers - Zeba's name means "Beautiful" in the Persian language. I decided to give him a persian name since he's a Persian Cat.
Gotcha Date: February 1st 1994
Birthday: May 1st 1993
Likes: To play with me and attack anything that moves which includes toys or me moving my hands around especially under the sheets. Chasing his cat family companion Chanel around determined to catch her but never quite can. Loves canned food and affection
Pet-Peeves: Sometimes he just can't help himself and he must chase Chanel and bat her with his paw
Favorite Toy: Everything that moves. He loves all toys and jumping up on scratching posts. Chased red light laser like there's no tomorrow. Catnip bubbles
Favorite Nap Spot: On the very top of his cat scratching post and his humans bed and pillow. On top of the couch and pretty much where ever I am just so he can be near me
Favorite Food: Everything especially canned and kitty treats. Loves dry food and thinks its extra special when I feed it from my hand even though he eats it every day
Skills: Very eager to learn. Runs in the room instantly when called by his name. Follows me everywhere and is always at my heels. Learned to come, sit, lay down, rollover, shake hands, stay. Learned to jump up on cat post and jump over it when he was younger .
Arrival Story: I cared for a persian cat of a friends for a few weeks and fell in love and when I was done cat sitting I told friends how much I wanted a persian cat of my own and didn't think I would ever have one because I couldn't afford a purebred. During that conversation my wishes came true! It turned out that someone knew my neighbor who needed to find a new home for her 9 month old purebred persian cat! It turned out my cat destined to be my companion for 16 years and counting was only a few feet away from me across a hall all this time! He was beautiful and playful and full of life! Its been since feb. 94 and I love him as much as the day I first set eyes on him!
Bio: He lost his soul mate Zara november 2005. She came to us when she was 5 months old in aug 1995 a beautiful white with silver tips chincilla persian cat. It was love at first sight for the two of them. We loved her so much and still think of her always in a beautiful loving memory!
After her death Zeba reluctantly allowed a new friend Chanel in his life to play with and now is very fond of her.
Zeba has always loved to play with lots of toys and run laps around the house and play with his best friend Zara when she was alive. He now has slowed down some but still refuses to be old and proves it to his family every now and then and chases Chanel around just to drive in the point.
I had dogs my whole life until almost 16 years ago when my first cat Zeba blessed my life with his presence so he was my first dog-cat. He has always followed me around just like dogs do and in so many ways reminds me of one.
*10/19/10 Update* Zeba lived a long wonderful life for 17 1/2 years and is now at the bridge with Zara.
Cat treats pleaseeee!! Purrrrr, luvvvv!!
Darth Zeba Halloween 2009:
"The force is strong with this one."
"I sense something, a presence I've not felt since......."
My Mom still misses me and yesterday was especially hard. I know she wishes I could be with her always and forever. I'm her family and she says its hard without me. I was just so cute, fun and cuddly. She misses me sleeping on the pillow next to her where she would cuddle me.
Here is my candle for the next 48 hours where you can look at the lit ones and light one yourself.
Let me tell you a story. My Mom adopted me when I was 9 months old in Feb 1994. See Mom was only 26 back then and never had her own Cat before. She loved animals and grew up with dogs and wanted an animal of her own very badly. She didn't have a back yard at the time so she thought why wait for a yard when she could see what it would be like with a Cat. So she found me, Zeba!!!!! She says I was beautiful and full of energy and she fell in love with me the moment she laid eyes on me. I being Persian have a funny little nose and Mom said when she first saw me she thought wow that is one little nose! Over the years Mom has alway pet and rub me on my nose, boy does that feel good!!
My Mom said I was the funnest cat ever!!!!!!!
She told me there wasn't a person that came over to see us that didn't say I was one cool cat!!! Everyone loved me I was always so popular!!! My Mom's family and friends say they get a "kick out of me" and that I'm "so cool". I would run around and throw my toys up in the air and sprint around the room just to give my guests a good show. Mom would often try to "entertain" by showing my skills that I cleverly let her think she taught me. I would first telepathically tell her to get out lots of cat treats then I would perform. I would of course with cat treats in her hand do my best to sit when she would tell me and roll over as long as those treats were there following me in the roll. I would show the guests how I run at my Mom's heals no matter where she walks. She would try to show the guests how she couldn't even trick me, if she moved I moved, if she turned I turned, if she ran I ran. It was a show stopper!!! She would show them how if I was somewhere else besides her heals all she had to do was call out "Zeba come" and I ran to her faster than she could finish saying it every time! I even would do that for her when we were alone because I knew if she was calling me to come to her it would be a good reason. When friends and family stayed over I made sure I gave them a little tickle on their toes and pawed and playfully bit them while they were resting in bed. I could be the toughest of the tough and go after those toys like they would really regret it if they were real. I knew how to get those guests going and play with me. And if they thought they could play with me with their hand well they always called uncle first! I could catch their hand before they could even blink!
My Mom said I'm the best cuddlier ever!!!!!
I would delight my Mom in the morning when she would wake up and see me on her pillow. She would still feel tired so she would cuddle her head against me and try to fall back to sleep. I would roll my head around in what she says an adorable way and put my paw on her head and turn on the purring charm. It put a smile on her face every time!!!!! I would often lay on her lap and watch TV with her but only if she padded it with a blanket first so winter was our best time to cuddle. I always let her pick me up and kiss my face too even though it was just for her.
I gave my Mom 17 wonderful years the best of our life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just left last night to the rainbow bridge. Mom couldn't let go it was so hard for her. She stayed with me at the Vets for 7 hours just holding me because she just couldn't say goodbye. She thought I was improving a little more and took me home just for a few more hours and cuddled me some more and then took me to the Vets to help me make my journey to the bridge. Mom just had a hard time saying goodbye and held me for hours all day yesterday. I think I'm okay with moving out of my Mom's house to the rainbow bridge but Mom well that is a different story. She has her heart broken who could blame her I am a cool cat!!! She just loved me so much and for so long that she just had a hard time letting go and saying goodbye.
I'm going to do my best to make her heart heal and keep our memories going because she deserves to remember the love I gave her!!!!
It's not goodbye its just the end of the diary journal
My big 17th birthday is here!!!!!!!!! Yeaaaaa!!!!!!!!!
Its May and its My Birthday!!!! I am so excited! I am now 84 human years old! Wow, I think I like the sound of 17 better! My Mom is so excited to celebrate for me and have a big party all over Catster! Shes having a party at home for me too and setting up a buffet of all I can eat yummy wet food chicken, fish, turkey all day long! She says she has surprises for me and I get birthday gifts! Hmmmm......I can't wait to find out what it is! I hope its my very own automatic water fountain! I really, really want my own I don't really like sharing it that much with Chanel soooooo I hope its my very own! *jumps up and down with glee*
Oooh I have to run Mom is calling me maybe its for birthday goodies *hears moms voice and runs off straight to her with ears perked up and eyes open wide*