Breed Unknown/Siamese
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Home:Lawrence, KS  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Hildy; Hildegarde; Gardlet

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

October 6th 2002

Dilute Calico

salmon treats; cuddling with her "brother" Elvin; playing with her "sister" (Miep); getting brushed

being picked up; loud voices (she will bite the person who is shouting); being on a diet; when Elvin is in another room that she can't get into

Favorite Toy:
bouncy balls; stuffed catnip toys

Favorite Nap Spot:
in the box by H.'s desk; on the couch with Elvin

Favorite Food:
any, especially dried salmon treats

looking especially cute


Arrival Story:
Hilda was found in a barn when she was a young kitten. A friend knew that I was looking for another cat, and she asked me if I was interested in adopting her.

Although Hilda was almost entirely white (with small smatterings of grey) when she was a kitten, she now has diluted calico markings. We think she's beautiful, but people who haven't seen her since she was a kitten often comment on how different she looks (poor Hilda!). Periodically, Hilda develops a "mystery" scar on her face. Originally, this was blamed on the other cats (ie, Elvin). Since then, we have discovered that it is either an allergic reaction or self-mutilation (ie, when she feels the need to become "Scarface"--her evil alter-ego).

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille

The Groups I'm In:
FOR THE LOVE OF LAUREL, Dyson Dogster/Catster, Muppet's Bucket (HQ-approved fundraiser), Navin and Buds, Pawsome Pages

The Last Forum I Posted In:
In Loving Memory of MILO

Cat of the Week: 6/17/13; Cat of the Day: 10/17/11; Daily Diary Pick: 10/21/11 and 2/28/11

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
Art Blakey
Sally LockhartJack

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Hilda at Large

Cat of the Week!

June 18th 2013 12:19 pm
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Thank you for all of the rosettes and kind words. I can’t believe I’m Cat of the Week AND that the female human hasn’t updated my diary since 2011. Like many of our Catster friends, she has the tendency to post our updated photos on Facebook.

As Cat of the Week, I instructed my humans to wipe the word “diet” permanently from their minds and free feed me. They pretended not to understand what I was saying. You’d think they’d be happy that I’ve gone from 13.5 pounds to 10.2 pounds in the last couple of years, but apparently my vet wants me to lose more weight so I’ll be more “comfortable” without the “extra Hilda.” As if there could ever be enough me! “Extra Hilda,” indeed. Even the female human was a bit put off by that.

The humans are determined to make me stick to my diet, though. During my annual check-up, I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. My male human insisted they get a second opinion. The second opinion also agreed I have a heart murmur (grade 3). Originally, my humans decided to wait until my 6 month check-up to get the echocardiogram done, but my female human is obsessed with every little thing I do (whether snoring, sleeping in a cat bed that I haven’t shown interest in for months, or the tone of my meow). And it all seems to worry her! She has decided they won’t wait for 6 months.

My brother Garp died from his heart murmur (heart failure) several years ago, and the vet suspects that Elvin had heart problems too (that prevented him from waking up from the anesthesia during dental surgery earlier this year). My female human is kind of freaked out by all of the heart problems and is hoping mine will be something that can be easily managed so that I have many more years with my family.


Monster Cleaner

November 18th 2011 12:04 pm
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Artie just doesn’t get it. The kittens are the only ones who will let him clean them anymore. The rest of us realize that after Artie finishes cleaning a sibling, he tries to fit the sibling’s head in his mouth or likes to bite the sibling’s neck. I guess he wants us to be clean before he tries to eat us. If the sibling tries to run away, Artie takes it as an invitation to cape the sibling.

I let him cuddle with me sometimes, but I growl at him first to let him know that he better stay in line!

*whispers* I like those kittens, though.



October 11th 2011 7:32 pm
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*whispers from underneath the bed*

Things are a little scary now. We have two new siblings. That's not the scary part, though. The scary part is Hetty Miep. She alternates between shouting "Code Red!" and mumbling "Make them pay; make them pay."

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