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Contessa - Got Her Wings

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"Hiding in her litter box"

Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.
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Investigating the new smells

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Cat, Tessa

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

October 1st 1999

Dilute Calico


Arrival Story:
The couple that I got Squirt from are the same people I just got Cat from. Her official name is Contessa but they've only called her Cat. The people that owned Cat has a couple of herding type dogs and the youngest of the dogs had tried to "herd" Cat while in their house and things got broken and destroyed and Cat got bit a few times. So, they decided that they had to get rid of Cat for the safety of all involved. They asked me what I thought of the Humane Society and I told them that she wouldn't have much of a chance seeing she's at least 8 years old. So, I told them that I'd take her and I went over to their house tonight and brought her to her new home. I have her set up in my guest bathroom at the moment to give her some peace and quiet and will acclimate her to the rest of the zoo a little at a time. I just hope everything goes well but time will tell.

125 kitties loaded to Catster on 22 Mar 10

I've Been On Catster Since:
March 22nd 2010 More than 6 years!

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

for 3625 days

Meet my family
Tigger - My
Sweet Angel
Shelby - My
Sweet Angel
Simon Got His
Bella - My
Angel Girl
PrincessStormy -
Forever In My
Lucky - My
Sweet Angel
Tanner - My
SunnyTabby - My
Angel Girl
Hemi - my
Gorgeous Angel
Little Tanner
*Missing 3
Sep 07*
Tabby's Sister
- Missing 2008
Kiwi - My
Angel Boy
SiSadieCookie -
Forever In My
Squirt - My
Angel Boy
Sadie II (My
Sweet Angel)
Munchie - My
Angel Girl
MiloSnow - My
Buddy - RIP
Tux - My Angel
Honey - Got
Her Wings
Baby GirlBaileyLilyChloe
IvyLizzyAva - My Sweet
Angel Girl
Frisky - My
Sweet Angel
GraceKarma - My
Little Angel

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A New Life in a New Home

No longer with us

June 1st 2012 3:17 pm
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I came home from work today and went to feed my kitties. Tessa's usually right there up front with her little raspy voice meowing at me to hurry up and put the food out already. She wasn't there this time. I had no idea where Tessa was. Went looking for her and found her body. She was gone. What a shock!!! I was not expecting her to die, especially not alone and without me holding her when she passed. Then I got to thinking...when was the last time I saw her? I don't know. Am I dreaming? Why did you die? My mind is in shock and can't even think straight. I feel awful that you went through this alone and I didn't even know. I know she knew she was loved and was part of the family. I just feel like I let her down. I love you Tessa and always will. I'm sorry I let you down and hope you'll forgive me and wait for me at the bridge with the rest that have gone before you. Rest in peace my sweet beautiful Tessa. You'll always be my baby! God speed sweetie!!! Please forgive me Tessa!


Vet lady was happy today

June 11th 2010 11:56 am
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Mom had to leave us 4 weeks ago today cuz her meowmy went to heaven so she left us in the care of several co-workers while she was gone. They came and went and really didn't pay attention to any of us. Mom came home 3 weeks ago to find me extremely sick but yet all 3 of those co-workers said I was fine the last time they saw me.

Mom took me to the vet and they said I had a fever, my lymph glands were swollen, I had pink eye and I had a serious upper respiratory infection. I also had ear mites. I weighed in at 9.7 lbs but the vet said I should weigh more than that for my size. I'll be 11 in October and I think my weight is just right! They sent mom home with some antibiotics for my cold and for my eyes. My eyes cleared up in a few days but a week after the vet visit, I was still sneezing and coughing. So, the vet prescribed a different type of antibiotic. Mom only got half of the prescribed dosage down my throat before she decided to stop giving it to me. That stuff made me vomit violently several times throughout the day.

Well, mom made a follow up appointment today to have my ears checked out as well as my cold symptoms. I weighed in at 9.4 pounds today but it's kind of hard to maintain my weight when I can't keep anything down with that stupid antibiotic! I actually started getting my appetite back the last few days and am eating again and keeping it down again. My ears looked good, my glands in my neck weren't swollen anymore, no more fever but I still have some drainage going on. The vet was very pleased with my progress and sent me home with nothing further for mom to shove down my throat.

They did have to shave my little butt cuz everything was getting caught in my fluffy fur. I feel so much better now though!

I'm resting on the computer desk next to meomy right now and have been doing my duty of following her around the house when she walks away. It's my turn to keep an eye on her now since she kept an eye on me these last 3 weeks trying to help me get better. I love my new meomy...I know she loves me and will always take care of me! I'm a very lucky kitty to have a second chance at life!!!


Full of surprises

April 2nd 2010 9:34 am
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I think I've been here about a week and a half now but when all I do is eat and sleep, it's hard to know if I'm coming or going, yet alone what day of the week it is!

So, my previous owner told mom that she'd never see me, never hear me (except when it's time to eat) and wouldn't jump up on anything. I tried to stick to that story for the first few days but the cat's out of the bag now...that's not me now!

I'm always in the window now so I can watch the birds out back. Mom put up several bird feeders which attract all kinds of things besides the birds....squirrels, dogs, a black and white cat, rodents, possums and raccoons too. So, for a cat that doesn't jump on anything, that window sill is about 4 feet off the floor and I'm always in it.

As for not seeing me...i've waltzed right up to mom while she's on the computer and jumped right in her lap just to see what she's burning up the keyboard about! last night we sat on the couch together and watched some tv. had a few other furbutts sitting around with us too. i'm doing pretty well with dealing with some of them considering i've never been around other cats my entire life!

then there's the "not hearing me" not true! i may not have a very boisterous cry but i get mom's attention. i talk to her all the time. last night i slept on the bed with mom...i laid on the other pillow and i stayed there about half the night. i chatted with mom for a little bit before she fell asleep.

i've had a lot of "firsts" lately and mom is very proud of me. i'm full of surprises which surprised my previous owner when mom talks to them.

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