""Hello Tabatha!" is how Dad greets me. Thanks Rory for this photo of me you sent May 14, 2011!"
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"I loved the Catnip Toy in my Trick Or Treat Bag from Pet Valu store! Oct. 30, 2011"
"Me on my birthday on May 12, 2012. I was wondering where Ginger put all that Fancy Feast!"
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"I like to close my eyes when there is a camera flashing! August 2011. We found new pics to add!"
"On my Sixteenth Birthday, May 12, 2012. Dad, where's all the Fancy Feast??"
"I used to get really upset when I saw another cat out this window. August 30, 2009. Now I let it be!"
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"I'm 3 Weeks Old June 3, 1996, and they called me "Possum"!"
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"They called me "Possum"! I'm 1 1/2 months old, June 29, 1996 by the Couch"
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"I'm 1 1/2 Months old, June 29, 1996 standing By coffee table but why did they call me Possum then!"
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"July 14, 1996 & I'm smaller than the Movie camera! This was the day we were given to our new homes. So cute & Dad did not want to give me away but got me back Oct. 31/96!" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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Tabatha Friendly, Tabatha Sleepy
October 31st 1996
May 12th 1996
This year, in a few days, Mothers Day is May 9, 2010. Tabatha was born on Mothers Day of May 12, 1996. She became mine on Halloween on October 31, 1996! She was born to a grey long haired cat owned by my friend. I helped her advertise that she was giving away these kittens. I even advertised in the newspaper where I lived, and where I lived was one hour away from my friend's house. Someone phoned me and asked if they could have this particular kitten. We were sure it was a male and this woman wanted a male. When the time came for me to deliver the kitten to this woman, I picked up the kitten at my friend's house, and drove the one hour to my city to deliver the kitten . During the one hour drive I began to feel so close to the kitten asleep in my lap. So close to the kitty was I that I cried before taking the kitty from my car to the woman's house who was going to take the kitty. I really didn't want to give it away then, and considered keeping it, but the woman had asked for this kitten.
I had pictures of this kitten right from the day it was born up until the time I had to give her away. I believe it was July 1996 that the woman got the kitty. She is the first kitty I have owned where I was there a few hours after she was born! At this time though I did not own Tabatha, I was giving her to this woman.
Every time I passed this woman's house, I always wondered how the kitty was. That kitten felt so special to me for some reason that I could not explain. She is a grey and orange tortoise-shell kitty, and the orange on her always made me think she could be re-incarnated from my first cat, the orange one I had - Georgina (aka Morris).
On Halloween night in 1996 I went out during the evening at the time kids are trick or treating. I decided to drop in to this woman's house and finally see the kitty again. When I got there she said this to me. I was was going to call you. This is not a male cat, it is female. I wanted a male. Hold on and I will get her for you. That is what she said. She gave me Tabatha, and I kept her, half thinking I kind of wanted her anyway, all this time. Besides, this woman's home conditions were really no place for a cat. There was no back door window, the house was a shambles inside and out. I gave this kitty the name of Tabatha and she was now mine on October 31, 1996!
I have pet phrases with her. Tabatha sleepy? Tabatha play? Tabatha Clean? Her want more food! Tabatha, her so friendly. This is because she gets up on her hind legs so I will rub her head like a friendly greeting. And regarding the food, she's my biggest cat, despite being quite thin when I got her. She loves food!
She loves when I scratch her head and immediately begins to purr. When I ask if she wants cat food she meows. And loves to be brushed. When I think of the woman who gave her up I cannot understand why she would but it was I who was lucky. And I tell Tabatha this for assurance. Nobody love her but WE love her. Tabatha is a pretty girl. She is a good girl too. She endures her bath. I talk to her constantly while bathing her and she calms down and is a good girl. Tabatha, like all my kitties, was sent to me as it was meant to be.
Felix in 1990 was named after the Felix the Cat cartoon; Samantha my first white long hair cat in 1993 (who will soon be on Catster) was named because my friend (she had Tabatha's mother) had a dog named Samantha and I liked the name for a cat; (and I liked fair haired Samantha on Bewitched), then because of Bewitched, I kept using names from that TV show, and I decided my black kitten in 1994 would be Serena (on TV Serena has black hair); and this kitty in 1996 would be named Tabatha. SAD UPDATE *** Tabatha passed away early in the morning of Sat. Apr. 4, 2015 at the age of 18. (In 5 more weeks, on May 12, 2015 she would have turned 19). I was worried about her in September 2014, when she got really thin and was wobbly and dehydrated, but I took her to the Vet and they gave her nutrition through an IV and she's been pretty good up until Mon. Mar. 30/15 when she would not eat or drink anymore and was lying down most of the time. When I went to pet her she'd meow quietly to me like usual but had no wish to get up, though occasionally she'd go lie down somewhere else but was very wobbly. (Last September, because I fed all cats canned 'Metabollic' diet food, since July, from the Vet so that Ginger could lose weight (and the Vet said all cats could eat it), it appears that it did not give Tabatha enough nutrition. That caused me to take her to the Vet in Sept. to check her, and that IV helped). On Wed., Apr. 1/15, I took Tabatha for Sub-cu fluids because she was dehydrated again. On Thurs. Apr. 2/15 I got an appetite stimulant from the Vet, and the Vet said I should 'think' about what's best for Tabatha because she was so thin. I told the Vet that Tabatha's stool was black lately and the Vet said she likely had bleeding in the bowels. I told the Vet Tech. (on the phone earlier in the day) that the appetite stimulant, a few yr. ago, had made Serena wobbly and she said she never heard of that. The dose was 1/4 pill every 3 days. Later that night of Apr. 2/15, when I gave the 1/4 pill to Tabatha, it made her breathe very rapidly. Seems to me that pill affects cats, despite what the Vet's office thinks. And it did not help Tabatha to have an appetite for eating. From then on, surely because of the 1/4 pill, she stayed lying down only. On Fri. Apr. 3/15, I took Tabatha to sleep on my bed and I slept beside her. She passed away peacefully early in the morning of Sat. Apr. 4/15 beside me. Those 18 years together surely went by too fast; it can't go so fast, but it truly does go by too fast. I often told her she had the prettiest face I had ever seen, and that she was a pretty girl and a good girl and that I will love her forever and forever; and I will forever.
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