Biscuit


Domestic Shorthair/Breed Unknown
Picture of Biscuit, a female Domestic Shorthair/Breed Unknown

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Home:Seattle, WA  
Age: 4 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 5 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Schmat, Kitto, Kitta Schmitta

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 24th 2009

Birthday:
September 2nd 2009

Coloration:
Black and White

Likes:
exploring!

Pet-Peeves:
being ignored! not being allowed to knead and drool on your face

Favorite Toy:
Da Bird! and also her plastic spring toys

Favorite Nap Spot:
on your chest so she can knead your neck and press her face into your face and drool, or perched on your shoulder, or snuggling under a blanket

Favorite Food:
canned food!!!!! she will CLIMB ME if Im holding an open can

Skills:
doing back flips for the feather toy, and she will fetch her spring toy

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
We moved to Sacramento and into a home with a feral cat colony living in and around the backyard, and literally behind our back fence. We would see cats/kittens occasionally but as they learned about the dogs and the kittens got older, we stopped seeing them much but we still would always check the yard for cats before letting the dogs out. *** One day we let the dogs out, and a tiny black & white kitten wandered into the yard between the fence slats and one of the dogs saw it and ran up to investigate. Meanwhile, the mother cat, desperate to save her baby, JUMPED into the yard and into our sibe's mouth. She was dead pretty much immediately. :( *** Suddenly, Operation Feral Cat went into affect. We immediately went out and rented 2 humane cat traps in an attempt to rescue the 1 kitten we saw who was too scared to have anything to do with us. The next morning we found 2 different feral kittens (older) in the traps, and THREE baby kittens hanging around. At this point we were able to just pick the 3 baby kittens up. We soon heard a FOURTH baby kitten crying but couldnt catch her. We left the yard and traps set, hoping to get her, but instead managed to catch the other 4 feral cats in the colony throughout the day (that's a total of 6 cats!). FINALLY we lured the baby close enough with food & her litter mates & caught her! *** The babies were about 3 1/2 weeks old when we caught them. Luckily they took to solid food (plus KMR) immediately and were very healthy despite being born outdoors & losing mom so young. It is also kind of a blessing in disguise that their mother was killed when she was, as it is exceedingly difficult to socialize feral-born kittens beyond 8 weeks and even at 6-8 weeks it can be difficult and time consuming. These guys were so young when we caught them that literally within a couple hours they completely accepted us and their new lives indoors. The 3 other kittens from the litter have been adopted out and while we promised we would NOT keep ANY, as we already have 5 cats!, when it came time we simply could NOT part with little Biscuit. :) *** Over the course of the year we lived in Sacramento, we spayed/neutered & vaccinated a total of 15 feral cats in our neighborhood (3 adult males, 1 adult female, and 11 kittens of various ages, from 3 different litters). We re-released the ones we could not socialize enough, but managed to rehabilitate and adopt out 7! And 2 of them live with friends so I get updates on them all the time. :)

Bio:
Biscuit has always been the smallest of the litter, by quite a bit, but she was always just as strong and feisty. She is not only adorable with her unique facial markings, but she has the funniest, and SWEETEST personality. She has always been confident, and the most cuddly of the bunch, but was also the most shy of the litter and is nervous with strangers at first. She loves to climb up and sit on your shoulder or lay under your shirt or blanket. We absolutely love her. I havent had a kitten since we got Felix (14 yrs ago) so this has been such a great experience. I have wanted to raise a cat from kitten-hood for a while now, but didnt expect to for many years! It has been wonderful and Ive loved socializing the litter. When she was younger I took Biscuit on errands whenever I could (to the pet store, mall, bookstores, etc etc), and now use her harness & leash so we can explore the backyard safely! She has grown into quite a bossy lady, I like to think because she is so tiny she feels the need to compensate. ;) She is only 5 lbs full grown, adorable! ***********NOTE: Our kitties are 100% indoor cats, that sometimes get *fully supervised* trips into the backyard to explore. Growing up we always had cats, but because they were indoor/outdoor cats, none of them ever lived more than a year before disappearing or dying. One of them was hit by a car and LIVED miraculously but needed extensive surgery, and also contracted 2 illnesses outdoors, one that she will have for life. I also now have a dog that will kill cats, and now I have to keep him leashed in my own yard because our neighbor's cats hang out in our yard. PLEASE, it is not worth the risk, keep your cats INSIDE! http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Danger s-Outside---Turn-Your-Cat-into-an- Indoor-Only-Pet

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
its all about ME!

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 7th 2009 More than 4 years!

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Catster Id:
1079415


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