TORRIE (R.I.P. 16 March 2010)

Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Reidsville, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Today is my Rainbow Bridge Day.

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T-Torrie, Miss T

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

February 1st 2003


Being petted and loved on!

Being held.

Favorite Toy:
The Cat Dancer.

Favorite Nap Spot:
My office chair - either one of them - and under the dining room table, the cat tree in the living room.

Favorite Food:
Fancy Feast Filet Mignon dry and FF canned

Very loud purr, makes excellent biscuits. Actually she "stomps grapes" - lifts her paw, spreads her claws, STOMPS; lifts other paw, spreads claws, STOMPS. Repeat to other side!


Arrival Story:
I met Torrie in Oct. 2009 when she was part of the Guilford County Animal Shelter's cat rescue area at PetSmart, in Greensboro NC on Lawndale Rd. She seized my attention immediately with her penetrating stare and glass-green eyes, so like those of my other beloved black kitty, Morticia. And it didn't hurt that Torrie was black, too. (I have a weakness for blackies.) I could NOT take my eyes off of her that day but, having five cats already, I knew I couldn't adopt her. After that, when I came into PetSmart to shop, I'd stop by to see if someone had adopted this precious cat. Each time, I'd find her still there, still staring at me. I even got to hold her once for a bit while in the cage room and, while I did so, she lay still in my arms and purred up a storm. She was so tiny and perfect. How could anyone not want her? As the months passed, cats came & went from the adoption center, but Torrie stayed and, each time I visited her, half hoping she HAD been adopted and half scared to not find her there anymore for another, less palatable reason, I watched as she became more and more depressed, STARING at me with the saddest, loneliest expression, as if she'd given up on ever being taken home by anyone. About two weeks ago, I visited her again (late Jan., 2010) with my husband. That was the worst I'd seen her. Torrie had been treated over the weeks before for fur loss behind her ears, due to stress, so the backs of her ears looked like she had overused someone's hair gel. She was tiny, black, older, the fur behind her ears didn't look good 9though, at this point, the fur had grown back and her treatment had stopped!) and she was shy, not one of the cats that reached for a person from their cage doors. I knew then that she wasn't going to be adopted unless I adopted her. Despite the fact that we had five cats already, and in full view of my husband, I put my name and number down for Torrie. He didn't say a thing, and agreed with me on the way home that, for those same reasons, the likelihood of her adoption was slim. Plus, he knew how much I cared about her & wanted her myself. So he said, "Go for it." We brought her home Thurs., Feb. 4, 2010 and, within36 hours, the shy, depressed little black kitty had blossomed into a HUGELY sociable, black purr machine! All Torrie wants is affection and love; and I can see clearly that she knows she's home to stay and that she's loved and is duly grateful. I'm just glad I can now go to PetSmart and think, "Torrie's not here anymore. I'm going home to her!"

Torrie was picked up by Guilford County Animal Control as a stray and turned into the shelter. The shelter says she's 7 but I find that hard to believe. Hopefully, on her first trip to the vet, he can give us more accurate information about her age. She's a love and a miracle and we're so happy and proud to have her in our family! I also feel good myself that I've saved a life and brought another adoptee into our home! MARCH 16, 2010 We came home tonight to find Torrie under our bed, dead. I took her to our vet's office first thing this morning, and Dr. Loftgren informed me that, fortunately, he was able to diagnose immediately what was wrong (he was REALLY fast on this): two BIG heartworms in Torrie's heart. They're transmitted by mosquitoes and, to get this size, he estimated she'd had them inside her about 6 months or perhaps a little longer. He also said there was blood in her stomach, which was also full of food (that's my girl - she loved her Fancy Feast Filet Mignon dry food), so that explains the big barf I cleaned up inside the bedroom doorway that Gary didn't see because he hadn't made it home yet. Also blood in her pericardial sac (the sac surrounding her heart). Bottom line: a big, quick, most likely painless heart attack. There was nothing we could've done about it, he said. They were SO big (the worms) that they stretched from her heart to her lungs. For such a tiny cat, she leaves a HUGE hole in our hearts and our home.

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I pity da fool dat don't think I'm cute!

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 11th 2010 More than 7 years!

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Happiness is ... being adopted!

Today is my birthday!

February 1st 2013 8:36 am
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Today is my birthday & my furriend, Manytoes, made a lovely picture for me but apparently Catster still has "pic flees" - we can't see it! The same thing happened for Boudicca a week or so ago when she tried to post a pic that somekitty had made for her.

OK HQ get on the ball & fix this! For my birthday? Please!?

Torrie the tiny b'day girl


Today is my 2nd Bridge Anniversary

March 16th 2012 8:14 am
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MomKatt can't believe it's been two years since I died. I can't, either. Seems like yesterday I was in their house one minute, then ... here at the Bridge. I miss my furramily but the kits here have gone a long way to make me feel welcome. And of course, I visit my love-purr, Pittbutton, daily. I also visit MomKatt daily, though she may not sense me. I know she's been thinking about me today ... she misses me very much.

But I got a wonderful furrever home for the last part of my life with peoples that really loved and wanted me and that was the BEST. So I dwell on that positive thought and tell MomKatt to do the same.

Happy St. Pat's everypurr!

Torrie the Tiny


Today is my beloved Pittbutton's birthday!

June 20th 2011 7:55 am
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My wonderpurrboyee, Pittbutton, is having a birthday today! I've given him a great, big, manly hamburger and we're going to have a cookout!

He's such a wonderpurr kitty boy ... he loves me, even though I'm at the Bridge, and I'm free to be the kitty I am with him. Can a girlkatt GET any more fortunate?


Yours furever,
Torrie the Tiny

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