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Picture of Tajar, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Tadge, Cutie, Mister

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 8th 2010

May 21st 2009


stalking his cat dancer or laser pointer, watching birds and squirrels from the window, cuddling in front of the tv

Going to the vet, getting his temp taken, being moved from cuddling on his mom's lap

Favorite Toy:
a puff ball on a string (he often carries it around with him)

Favorite Nap Spot:
near whereever mom is

Favorite Food:
tuna, scraps of deli meat, wet food

If someone waves at him, Tajar will sometimes wave back.


Arrival Story:
I had been thinking of getting a cat from a shelter for a few months. I had already visited the shelter once, but came back a second day and Tajar (then called Mister) was meowing at me from his cage. I asked to take him out to see him and found out how cool a cat he was. He stayed near me the whole time and continued to rub against me. I couldn't take him home that day, but came back for him a few days later. As soon as Tajar was home, he was very affectionate and often followed me around the apartment. I learned a few days later that he had an infection from his neuter surgery (a week before I took him home) and I had to take him back to the shelter for tests and to be watched for a few days. I missed him a lot while he was gone. He came home and I do not know how I ever lived without him. He is an awesome mixture of affectionate and playful.

I am named after a character from a camp story named Tajar. Tajar is something like a tiger, something like a jaguar, and something like a badger and he loves to swing by his tail through the trees. Tajar is pronounced like "badger" except with a "t" at the beginning. I was named this after my mom learned that I loved to jump.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Feisty Sweetie

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The butt wiggle

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 14th 2010 More than 6 years!

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August 10th 2010 10:35 am
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I am new to owning a cat and have learned that it seems a lot like having a child. I feel guilty for leaving Tajar alone, am constantly finding the things he does cute, and love to gush about him to my friends. The latter is one reason I am writing this entry (and maybe more). I gush so much to my friends about Tajar, that I wonder if they are getting tired of it. I thought it might be a good idea to write diary entries here instead of telling them everytime he does something cute.

I was out of town for a week and a half and missed Tajar a lot. I sent him to a cat-boarders that placed him in a home for that week because I was worried about him being in the apartment alone with company only 20 minutes a day since he is such a people-cat. I was so excited to go pick him up yesterday! When I did, the woman said that he was one of the sweetest, best-behaved cats she had ever cat-sat for and that they almost did not want to give him back (jokingly of course.....they weren't going to steal Tajar). I was kind of proud to have such a likeable cat.

I felt like choosing a cat from a shelter was such a gamble. It was my first cat so I was unsure what to look for and just chose the cat that I liked the best from the shelter. Besides all the medical issues Tajar had at first, I think I made a good choice. He is so sweet but also playful and kittenish at times. As of yet, he has never acted-out towards me, only giving me warning bites or moving away when he needs space. He is very vocal and loves to follow me around even though I live in a small studio apartment where it isn't hard to see me no matter where I am. Tajar needed me and I think I needed him as well.

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