Garp (1994-2010)

American Shorthair/Breed Unknown
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Home:Lawrence, KS  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Today is my Birthday!

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Toobie; Little Bear

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

April 2nd 1994

running water out of the sink; scratching carpet that he wasn't supposed to scratch; kisses on the forehead; plastic bags from the grocery store

getting nipped on the hind legs by his "brother" (Elvin) or "sister" (Miep); when his requests for running water were ignored; sudden noises or movements

Favorite Toy:
anything with catnip inside of it--he liked to roll on his back and cradle the catnip on his stomach

Favorite Nap Spot:
in his cat bed or on the chair in the study; in a sunny spot

Favorite Food:
wet cat food; olives & olive oil; dried salmon treats; baby food

ability to open almost any (bathroom) cabinet door


Arrival Story:
I saw an ad in the newspaper for free kittens. By the time I got to the house to see the kittens, Garp was one of the last two kittens available. He ran into the other room and hid under the couch. The other person looking for a kitten had arrived first and selected the kitten that didn't run away. Although Garp was very frightened around strangers, he was very affectionate with us.

Forums Motto:
Portrait of the Mastermind

The Groups I'm In:
Hey! You Look Like Me!, Dreamy Mancats, Dyson Dogster/Catster

Angel Dreamboat #3; Daily Diary Pick: 3/5/10

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 20th 2005 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Hetty Miep
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The Chronicles of Garp, Vol. 1

Rainbow Bridge Day

January 1st 2012 9:56 am
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Written by Garp’s female human:

Thank you Caster friends for all of the rosettes and kind words on Garp’s Rainbow Bridge Day!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year now since Garp left us. I still think about him every day. My husband and I went to a friend’s house for New Year’s Eve. They have a 16 year-old cat that reminds me so much of Garp. That same damanding meow full of complaints and commentary. I really miss hearing Garp’s meow.


Memorial Bush

April 2nd 2011 9:20 am
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Thank you to all my friends for the wonderful birthday wishes. My humans are feeling a little sad today, but I know your kind words have cheered them up. They’ve decided to plant a special shrub in the front yard as tribute to me. Now they just need to decide on the perfect shrub for an area that has poor (clay) soil and full sun (which in Kansas summers, can get very hot). They have a couple of lilac bushes near where they want to plant my tribute bush, so they want to get one that will complement them. Perhaps they can find a special lilac variety.


Angel Dreamboat#3

February 16th 2011 11:13 am
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The beautiful Miss Samoa has selected me to be her Angel Dreamboat #3! Miss Samoa is well known around Catsterland for being a very discerning diva, so I never imagined that I’d be dreamboat-worthy! And best of all—she mentioned my “rugged, manly side”! Thank you for the honor, Miss Samoa!

Oh, did I mention I have a new favorite Catster diary? *wink*

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