Ashlynne


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Picture of Ashlynne, a female Burmese

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"Sweet and innocent!"

Home:Albuquerque, NM  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.


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Kick boxing! [March 20, 2014]

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"Kick boxing! [March 20, 2014]"

Thanks for the DDP photo, WeBeesSiameezers! (DDP March 9, 2014)

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"Thanks for the DDP photo, WeBeesSiameezers! (DDP March 9, 2014)"

Did I hear Santa? (photo Dec. 15, 2013)

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"Did I hear Santa? (photo Dec. 15, 2013)"

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"I've been a very good girl, Santa. (Dec 7, 2013)"

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"I'm ready for Santa! (Dec. 4, 2013)"

Feeling good! [July 9, 2013]

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"Feeling good! [July 9, 2013]"

Saluting Summer!

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"Saluting Summer!"

Basket in the sun. [March 23, 2012]

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"Basket in the sun. [March 23, 2012]"

Nice to see you, Mr. Sun! [May 18, 2013]

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"Nice to see you, Mr. Sun! [May 18, 2013]"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Alexander, Dreamboat #110, Natasha, Sootsie, Ben, Angel Dreamboat,#39-1987-, Juliette
The family of ♥Simon♥ and Reuben (An angel now)
The family of Alexander, Dreamboat #110, Natasha, Sootsie, Ben, Angel Dreamboat,#39-1987-, Juliette
Penelope
The family of Big Harry, My Orange Angel, Patches, Angel Abigail, Angel Zack, Angel Lumi and more!
Minuette
Zoey
The family of Mia, Milo, Xena Princess Warrior  DG#23, Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl, Zeke and more!
The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
The family of Lady, Baby, Sammie and Cesar
The family of Lady, Baby, Sammie and Cesar
The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
The family of Mike ~ married to Lady Dolly, Evie ~ married to A. Shai , Mojo Blackbear, Angel Mallow ~ married to O.J., Angel Smokey
Worlds Coolest Fluffy & Alex
The family of Harley ~ DB #173a, Cody ~ DB #173b and Raj ~ DB #173c
The family of Bliss (My Cherished Angel), Penelope and Minuette
 

Nicknames:
Ash, silly girl, pretty girl, little dickens!

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
May 17th 2000

Coloration:
Sable

Likes:
Petting, brushing, affection, running through the house, jumping to high places and getting into small spaces.

Pet-Peeves:
Beepers, sometimes. She doesn't 'love' having her claws trimmed.

Favorite Toy:
Ribbons! Strings! Someone (me) has to be on the other end dangling them or pulling them along the floor, though.

Favorite Nap Spot:
She likes the heated bed or the heated baby buggy and the window perch in the morning sun.

Favorite Food:
Fancy Feast. For treats, she loves Halo Liv-a-Littles freeze dried chicken, Evo Wild Cravings treats and chicken baby food!

Skills:
Being adorable.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
It was a little Burmese sweetie, Lola, who helped mend our hearts after Scooter went to the Bridge. Lola's time with us was so short, though, before she, too, went to the Bridge that I felt there must be a purpose. When a Catster friend offered to help us locate a "retired" Burmese show cat -- if we were interested and when the time was right -- I wondered if that was the 'purpose,' so I accepted her offer but told her it was still too soon. I wanted to see where it led, though. We really wanted to adopt two older cats and our 'ideal' was a bonded pair, but I doubted that came available often. It WAS available! Her friend had a pair of older Burmese she wanted to place in a good home: a male, Beepers, age 11, and his daughter, Ashlynne, age 9 1/2. They had a home with her and always would have if she couldn't find another good home to take them, but they were confined to one room because Beepers didn't get along with her other cats and picked on some of them. He got along well and was bonded with his daughter Ashlynne, though. Their owner wanted them to have the run of the house and be able to sleep with their people at night -- something she couldn't provide them. She would not separate them, so it had to be a home with no cats that would take two older cats. That was us! I felt that was the 'purpose': we were meant to give these two Burmese a chance for a better life... for Lola, for Beepers and Ashlynne, for their owner as well as for us. They were a long way from us, in Cleveland, Ohio, though. We weren't comfortable having them flown to us in pet cargo because they couldn't get from Cleveland to Albuquerque without a transfer. So on January 9, 2010, we flew to Cleveland and returned home with them the next day. Huge thanks to my Catster friend -- the mom of PJ, Callie Jean, Velvet Rose and Katrina -- for telling us about Ashlynne and Beepers and for immeasurable help in carrying out the mission to bring them home.

Bio:
Ashlynne's a former show cat and breeding queen, born at Laki cattery in PA, where she's still featured in their website Gallery. She was a breeding queen at Evita Burmese in St. Paul, MN, giving birth to several kittens from 2002-2005. Ashlynne and some of her offspring can be seen on Ashlynne's Page on Evita's website. Retired from breeding in 2006, she moved to Ringapurr cattery in Ohio, where she returned to the show ring and earned more awards. When she no longer enjoyed being shown, she was allowed to retire from that, too. Some of her achievements as a 'show girl' are listed separately below. We adopted Ashlynne in January 2010, and she's since been a joy to us. Her sweet silliness has us laughing daily.              In February 2011, Ashlynne's right eye was removed -- see below.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Silly girl

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The Late Late Show - Act IV



Iris Melanoma in Ashlynne's Eye:
When we adopted Ashlynne, she had spots in her right eye that had been there for a few years, diagnosed as eye freckles or iris melanosis. In February 2011, I noticed some changes in her eye which led to her being referred to a veterinary ophthalmologist. He determined the melanosis was transitioning to iris melanoma (cancer) and was in danger of spreading beyond her eye. Her right eye was removed February 14, 2011. The histopathology showed it was, indeed, iris melanoma, but it was in the early stages, not yet aggressive, and appeared to be contained within Ashlynne's eye. Removal of her eye will hopefully prove to be the permanent cure. The first few days after surgery were rough, but then Ashlynne bounced back. It was soon apparent she felt better than before -- her eye had bothered her more than we knew.
    *UPDATE FEB. 2012: A year later, Ashlynne's first annual chest x-rays showed her lungs were still clear of tumors, as they were at the time her eye was removed. Iris melanoma often metastasizes to the lungs, but thankfully, Ashlynne's lungs were still clear. She continues to be lively and active.
    *UPDATE MARCH 2013: Ashlynne's chest x-rays were again clear - there was absolutely no sign of metastasis from the melanoma that was in her eye.
    *UPDATE MARCH 2014: Chest x-rays still clear!
    *UPDATE JANUARY 2015: Ashlynne's chest x-rays are CLEAR again!

ASHLYNNE - SHOW GIRL:
Ashlynne is registered in both CFA and TICA. She achieved CFA Champion in 2001, Grand Champion in 2002, 'Best of Breed' and 'Best of Color Class' [Sable] in the Great Lakes Region in 2001-2002. After she retired from breeding in 2006, she returned to the show ring as an alter, earning more awards: Premier and Grand Premier (CFA) 2006, Supreme Grand Champion Alter (TICA) 2007, Best Burmese Alter of the Year 2006-2007 (TICA), Sixteenth Best Alter of the Year 2006-2007 (TICA). She even flew to Hannover, Germany, in Sept. 2006 to compete in the TICA Annual Show. Ashlynne has been in shows all over the Great Lakes region and from PA and NY in the east, to Florida in the south, and as far west as Las Vegas, NV, and Tucson, AZ. The furthest she travels now is a few miles to the vet, hopefully only a couple of times a year. She's still a good traveler, but she's always very happy to get back home.

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 12th 2010 More than 5 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:
Roxanne
Callie Rose
Hetty Miep Wainthropp
The Drifter♥
Tundra  ~ DG #6
Zoey
PJ  *DB #29
Penelope
Marie
Baby
Keisha ~DG4~
Xena Princess Warrior  DG#23
Luke
Alexander, Dreamboat #110
♥Simon♥
MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73
Mac
Iris
Pounce
Raj ~ DB #173c
Saphira
Zeus- DB #106!
Lily
Hazel Lucy - My Angel
Patchwork Chaos
Jory Jaite
Mike ~ married to Lady Dolly
Smiley Cassanova
Sullivan
Dashiell
ishtar *proud wobnapt*
Muppet
Timo Katze - DB #105
Ginger
WeBeesSiameezers
Roxy
James Tailer
Iris
Dusty the Puppycat *DLM*
Roxy


Stars Given In The Past Month:
Roxy
Cinnabar Flambeau


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Nala Sue   [Angel]
Pansy
Sullivan
Roxy


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1089030

for 3666 days


Meet my family
Scooter ~ Our
Angel
SooLing (In
Loving Memory)
LOLA ~ Our
Good Girl,
forever
Beepers

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A Dash of Ashlynne


Happy Birthday to me!

May 17th 2015 7:30 am
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Today is my birthday! I'm 15 but I feel like 6!

I started off the day snuggling under the covers with Mom (shhh! -- don't tell her I was only using her body heat to keep warm). Then, I jumped on my daddy Beepers, trying to get him to wake up and play chase with me. But he wouldn't budge from his bed -- he's an Olde Furt!

I did manage to get some treats from Mom already and I'm hoping for some more! They do NOT make me gassy, no matter what "Anonymous" claims in their gift message!

Thanks for the birthday wishes and gifts on my page! I also received birthday photos from Big Harry and family and from Tundra and her family. I was just able to squeeeeak them into my PhotoBook before it said I had reached the maximum of 200 photos. Since I have one of the PhotoBooks that doesn't work, I can't move photos nor delete any to get below 200 again, BUT maybe after the launch of the new platform for Catster and Dogster next week, everyone will be able to use all the features that are broken right now. I hope so!

dashing off to celebrate like a 6-year-old
Ashlynne

p.s.

Thanks for the gifts on my page:

Hazel Lucy and Mazie for the delicious cupcake

Family of The Drifter♥, Mouse ♥, Purrdie, Until we meet again, Muffin ♥ Rainbow Bridge, Willow Rainbow Bridge, Charley Fly free sweet boy, and more! - for the yummy mouse :)

Tundra, Rory, Lynzee, and Manytoes for the big hugz

Timo Katze for the big balloons

Family of Pounce, Dexter - Angel DB #58B, Sigmund - Angel DB #58A, Daisy Angel, Benson - DB #178, Paisley, and more! - for the pretty butterfly

Jory Jaite (smooch!) and family for the big cake

"Anonymous" - who sounds suspiciously like Pansy - for the pretty butterfly

Roxy for the yummy cupcake

Sullivan and Kovo for the cheerful sunflower

PJ, Katrina and the rest of the Alicats gang for the happy sunflower

Family of Luke, Tully, Sammy, and Natasha for the lucky ladybug

Family of MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73, Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9, SAM Dreamboat In Training #23 and MALLEE DG# 22 for the purrty rose

Family of Big Harry, My Orange Angel, Patches, Angel Abigail, Angel Zack, Angel Lumi, Silvio- Angel Dreamboat #11, and more! - for the lovely tulips

Saphira, Viola, and the spirit of Nonsense for the fun kite

Family of Lady, Baby, Sammie and Cesar for the big hugz

Family of Mac, Angel Ivy, Legolas (Legaly)-Forever Loved, Zander, Zoey, Jax, and more! - for the big hugz

Family of Dakota, Icebox (Rainbow Bridge), Hawkeye (Rainbow Bridge), Stovepipe (Rainbow Bridge), Echo (Rainbow Bridge), Blanca (Rainbow Bridge), and more! - for another yummy mouse

Smiley and Luigi for the kissy lips!

Hetty Miep Wainthropp and family for the delicious cupcake

Family of Zoey, Opie, Elmer, Muffy, Boo-Boo, Oliver, and more! - for the big hugz

Family of Mia, Milo, Xena Princess Warrior DG#23, Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl, Zeke, Kandi Our Sweet Angel Girl, and more! - for the big hugz

Family of Harley ~ DB #173a, Cody ~ DB #173b, and Raj ~ DB #173c for the yummy cupcake

Family of Ringo, Webster, Dusty the Puppycat *DLM*, Iris and Buddy for the beautiful forever heart of gold

Family of Mike ~ married to Lady Dolly, Evie ~ married to A. Shai, Mojo Blackbear, Angel Mallow ~ married to O.J., Angel Smokey, Angel Jezebel, and more! - for the kool kite

Family of ♥Simon♥ and Reuben (An angel now) for the pretty red heart

Family of Wanda 2000-2006, Norman DB#93 2001-2013, Tess 9-10-2005 to 9-15-2012, Rupert, Mitchell, Beckie, and more! - for the pretty red heart

WeBeesSiameezers for the pretty tulips

ishtar *proud wobnapt* for the transatlantical big box packed with GIRL-POWER and a red heart

Ginger for the big hugz

Family of Molly Angel, Macy Angel, Misha Angel, Emma (in memory), Skeeter (always loved), Uboo, and more! - for the fun butterfly

Family of Bliss (My Cherished Angel), Penelope and Minuette for the cheerful daffodils

Muppet for the pretty butterfly

Family of Keisha ~DG4~ and Sylvester DB #28 for the big colorful butterfly

Family of Alexander, Dreamboat #110, Natasha, Sootsie, Ben, Angel Dreamboat,#39-1987-, Juliette, Queso, and more! - for the giant cake

Dashiell for the huge vase of flowers


THANK YOU!

 

Good news - Bad news

January 16th 2015 8:12 am
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My daddy Beepers went to the vet on Monday. I could smell 'vet' on him when he came home, so I gave him a good licking and helped him get the smell off his fur. I can't have my daddy smelling like the vet's office! I'm a pretty good daughter, don't you think?

But then I had to go to the vet on Tuesday! Whaaaat? I thought I still had two months before my turn, but I heard Mom tell them I've been drinking some water, which isn't normal for me, and my pee spots in the litter seem a little bigger, so she brought me in early for my checkup.

They took me to the back room. Uh oh! We all know that's not a good thing. It was awful -- but I was brave!

First I had my yearly x-rays to check for spots in my lungs. The good news is my lungs are still clear -- no spots! It's been almost 4 years since my right eye was removed because of iris melanoma, and there are no signs that any of the melanoma in my eye escaped and spread to other places. Yay for me!

After the x-rays, they stuck giant needles in me and sucked out some of my blood and urine. I tried to tell them Halloween was long past, but they insisted on acting like vampires anyway.

Finally, the back-room horrors were over! The vet said my fur was still soft and silky and I look great. I grumbled at her for groping me all over, though. *giggles*

Then she called Mom yesterday with the not-so-good news from my blood and urine tests. My creatinine raised to the point that I'm technically in Stage 2 of Chronic Kidney Disease -- same as my daddy Beepers. Like father, like daughter. I guess that's not always a good thing, though.

Now Beepers says I have to join the Olde Furts group, too. Nooooooo! I'm not olde!

dashing off to hide from the Olde Furts recruiter
Ashlynne

 

Say it ain't so :(

June 26th 2014 8:06 am
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She picked on me and even said I passed gas on my daddy Beepers. No I don't!

Okay, so I picked on her, too, but she loved it. I'm sure she did.

I can't pick on my friend Pansy anymore. Pansy made her journey to the Bridge yesterday, and even I know it's not nice to pick on Angels.

I'll miss Pansy so much. Catster just won't be the same without my friend Pansy.

I'm gonna go hide my head now and cry. :(

dashing off to cry
Ashlynne

 
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