American Shorthair
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Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-pound cat

June 4th 1999

Orange Tabby

sleeping with his favorite human at night, sitting in a lap, joining Ziggi for a rousing game of chase birdie on a stick every day !

For some unknown reason, Mango is freaked out by my 27 year old son who does not live with us. Will not allow him to touch him and hides until he leaves.

Favorite Toy:
Birdie on a stick

Favorite Nap Spot:
lap or bed

Favorite Food:
Goodlife recipe Indoor cat treats

sleepabilitity with humans


Arrival Story:
Mango was adopted from an Animal Shelter at the age of 6 months, his cage place in a prominent spot in the lobby. His big blue eyes and playful nature was a perfect match for our family.

Mango is a cancer survivor, having had cancer of the connective tissue which led to the amputation of his long elegant tail and a total cure. This is one great kitty. Besides being a sweet and tender lap cap, Mango purrs me to sleep every night by waiting until I put the light out and get under the covers, to come to me and lay down beside my head. He never misses a night ! Always there when I wake up and sleeps so solidly, never moving around the bed in a disruptive manner, never waking me up.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Mr. Mang

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The final decision..

No Tail:
Mango, an indoor kitty once diappeared during construction on our attic steps. He often used to try to run into the attic and this one day , Mango attempted to run up stairs to the attic only to find the stairs gone. Mango ran away from the stairs and no one thought much of it. Hours later, everyone realized Mango was nowhere in the house at all. I had terrible fears that he had gotten boarded into the steps as they were built at the same time ! We searched everywhere, but after 2 weeks, there wass no hope left-somehow Mango had kept running right on out of the house(never solved that mystery as to how he got outdoors). Exactly 2 weeks to the day of Mango's disappearance, it was 4 a.m. and I was taking out the garbage when Mango suddenly walked up on the front porch. It just brought me to my knees. I ran about the house, waking up family members and screaming in joy. Some of the mystery has been solved. After somehow getting out of the house, for the first time ever, Mango took shelter in the garage of the church next door which had all 4 doors open because some end of the season lawncare was being performed by the staff. It appears he lived in the garage for all of the 2 weeks. The night before he returned, the church once again opened all the garage doors, for the first time since Mango disappeared. I think he slowly and steadily, body low to the ground, crept back over to our house during the night.

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March 31st 2010 More than 7 years!

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The Cancer that bit me

April 12th 2010 7:29 am
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I like to hide and I do it very well. My mom says she only has to think of the vet and I disappear. I also have made it a sport to hide from human and animal visitors. But there is one thing I could not hide from and that thing is called CANCER. A few years ago, cancer found my tail. I must have left it sticking out and cancer bit me and would not let go. When I could feel its teeth gripping my tail every day, I needed to show mom. I swished and swished and swished in mom's face until she saw the bite of the beast. Then, it was time to hide under the headboard of mom's bed as I knew what she was thinking.
I could not hide forever . I went to the vet and I went again. Mom learned from my tests that I had cancer of the soft tissue of my tail. Cancer would not just bite my tail but bite all the way through my body one day. The vet told my mom that there was only one way to stop her tears and make Cancer stop its biting. I would have to give up my long elegant orange tail so that I could spend many more days laying in the sun on my window shelf dreaming up new hiding places.
Goodbye, tail !
I woke up in a cage at the vet with bandages on my tail and my head in a plastic cup. Oh how I hated that cup, but mom said that cup helped my tail heal. I could still feel my tail inside the bandages but the cancer bite was gone. I would soon discover that most of my tail was , too. Strange how long it took me to realize it was just a stub, but all my peoples were happy about this. That is because cancer left me that day, and I must be a pretty good hider because it hasn't found me again. Maybe cancer found other kitties to bite and I want to tell those kitties to stop hiding and go to the vet right away. You could wake to find your head in a cup but that beats cancer in your body.


Secrets to be revealed !!

April 11th 2010 4:16 am
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I may reveal some secrets here but first I will hide under the bed just for having these thoughts.
I know the humans want to know exactly what happened to me during the two weeks I was missing. I may be ready to talk about it after an hour underneath the work bench.
I know the humans want to know why I will not come near one of my human brothers and why this has gone on for years. This human brother of mine, D., is known as a GOOD GUY..... Ono !..... I have just scared myself by mentioning D. I'll finish this after a few hours behind the couch.
Love to all,

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