Photo Comments (4)Age: 7 Years Sex: Male
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Baby Kitty, The White Lion, Doodle-Bug, Doodle-Butt, Mikey-Butt
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July 25th 2008
His food, and his mom.
Being picked up in any way and being brushed. He also hides and sulks if he doesn't get his way and he can be very stubborn.
His little brother Dante...they love to pretend they are in the WWE.
Favorite Nap Spot:
In his specially built "cat house".
Anything you put in front of his nose, but if he doesn't get his dry food mixed with his fancy feast wet food for dinner he will turn his nose from it and refuse to eat until he gets his way. He is a spoiled baby.
Standing on his hind legs when prompted and talking back to you.
indoors and outdoors
Mikey was given to me as a free kitten a year ago by an elderly lady who couldn't get around to care for him as she should. Because of this, he was badly emaciated and loaded with infections. It probably would have been better financially to adopt a kitten at a shelter, but something about this snow white kitten called out to me. I couldn't leave him. The next day he was at the vet and it wasn't good news. He was on a level 1 emaciation...basically it meant if he was any worse he would have died. He was also a 4 month old kitten when we recieved him. I thought he was only 7-8 weeks judging by his size, but it turned out that his physical development was a month behind because of poor nutrition. He never had the chance to grow properly and he had the bone structure of a 4 week old kitten. He had ear mites and infection in both ears, a double eye infection, and a respiratory infection that fortunately we caught before it turned into pneumonia. He was also covered in fleas and he had worms. He was put on a specialized diet, given his vaccinations, given antibiotics and dewormer and he was sent home. I was told not to expect much. Due to the vast amount of illness and starvation I was told not to expect him to live no longer than a week. Wow, was the vet wrong. The antibodies worked wonders on him, after a week on the dewormer the worms were gone, and he was starting to gain in weight, strength, and energy. This kitten who didn't have the strength to play with a bell ball in the beginning was literally running up the walls as if making up for lost time. Its been a year now and he is truely my little miracle baby.
I was told by the lady who gave him to me that her son had purchased the kitten to be a companion for her, but a hip injury she recieved soon after prevented her from giving her kitten the proper care. She said she believed the kitten was pedigreed but couldn't remember the breed, and she had no papers. Mikey wasn't neutered so that may be why she didn't have papers.
Its possible that he is a purebred Turkish Angora, but without a known pedigree or DNA test we may never know for sure. He does have all the physical and most of the personality traits of a Turk. He gets the "Turk mane" around his neck in the winter, and he has the single coated medium-length fur that sheds very little and feels silky and never mats. He has the "breeches" on the back of his legs, the fur on his tail is much fluffier than the rest of his body, and he has the tufts on the tips of his ears and between the pads of his toes which are signature traits. He has the right eye color and slanted eye shape. He is very active although he has calmed down somewhat now that hes all grown up, and he is the most opinionated and stubborn cat you will ever meet. He is also definately a one person cat as he loves his mom and tolerates everyone else in the house. Affection is a trait for a Turk, but I think his reluctance to love everyone has more to do with his background than his bloodline. Hes had a hard, rough start in life.
Even if I never find out its okay, he is and always will be my baby.
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