Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Middletown, a  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

September 15th 2004

Black Tiger and White

Hanging out with Kaylee and sleeping, preferably at the same time.

Being picked up

Favorite Nap Spot:
Next to her buddy, Kaylee, wherever she may be

Favorite Food:
Rabbit or mice. Give it to me raw and w-r-r-riggling!


Arrival Story:
Mandy was adopted from Kitty Angels of Connecticut in 2005.

Mandy is extremely skittish and shy. However, once she gets to know someone, she becomes the most affectionate cat. Two years ago, Mandy was diagnosed with a condition called mega-colon which she will have for the rest of her life. Nonetheless, because of hard work, years of research and an adjustment of diet, she looks and acts better than she has in years. Eliminating all dry food from the diet and eating only human grade, grain-free canned and raw saved her life.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Leave me alone! I'm trying to sleep.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Any critiques on my recipe?

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 24th 2010 More than 6 years!

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June 29th 2010 10:29 pm
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Hello everyone. This is my very first entry in my Catster diary. My name is Mandy and I am a 5-year old Domestic Short Haired (female) Tiger cat. I live with my dad, Chris; my mom, Tammy; my best friend, Kaylee; and Snickers the dog.

I've been told that I am very skittish and shy. However, once I get to know you and trust you, I will not leave you alone. I'll want to hug you, rub against you and just sit on your lap all day long. Kaylee and I are very close. I spend about 12 hours a day sleeping curled up next to her. I can't live without her. I'm not a big fan of dogs because of how big and scary looking they are.

About a year ago, I had many health problems with chronic constipation and even kept throwing up my food. This lasted for quite a while and I felt worse and worse. I even lost a lot of weight. Dad brought me to the vet over and over and over again. Finally after several enemas, and many tests, the vet diagnosed me with a condition called mega-colon.

Feline megacolon is a disorder of the bowels that leads to chronic and progressive constipation. The colon enlarges as it becomes distended with more hard, dry stool hence the name megacolon. The longer the stool remains in the colon, the more water is absorbed causing progressively harder, drier stools that are more difficult to pass. Eventually, defecation becomes impossible. (

Dad also spent many months researching this condition and spoke to many other owners of cats with megacolon. He changed my diet to a very low residue diet. Now, I only eat Wellness, Wellness Core and EVO canned food and every day or two I have Nature's Variety raw food, mixed with my medications. He only feeds me all-natural, human-grade cat food. So far, I have loved this diet and I feel so much better. I have gained all of my weight back and look better than ever. I hope I don't sound too conceited :)

Well, just wanted to introduce myself. Take care!

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