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Angel Ivy


Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Angel Ivy, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Yelm, WA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:
Lucy
 

Nicknames:
Ivy-kitty, Ivykins, Ivy-love, Ivy-baby, Miss Kitty, Pretty Kitty

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Gotcha Date:
March 13th 2002

Birthday:
October 24th 2001

Likes:
Being with me.

Pet-Peeves:
Having to share my attention with the other pets. She was here first! :) Also, she doesn't like it when I pay more attention to the computer or a book than I do to her!

Favorite Toy:
Little toy mousies. (And sometimes, real mice!) She specifically likes the soft, furry little ones. She doesn't pay attention to the bigger toy mice, or the ones with catnip in them.

Favorite Nap Spot:
It changes every once in a while. Right now her favorite spot is my pillow.

Favorite Food:
Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys. Also, she likes sunflower seeds, and white bread--she goes nuts if she smells that I'm eating those things.

Skills:
She likes to hide and stay quiet in random spots until I find her. Also, she is very skilled at putting her little mousie toys in her dry food bowl! She loves putting them in there when I'm not looking so I can find them when I refill her dish!

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
I had to leave Cornell University for personal reasons, and was living on my own for the first time. I went to a shelter one day, just to look at kitties, and found Ivy. I fell in love with her right away, and thought her name was a sign (like Ivy League school) that she and I were meant to be companions and that she could help me heal and move into a new stage of my life.

Bio:
I adopted Ivy when she was 6 months old. As a kitten, she had been rescued by PAWS and then lived in a foster home for a few months. Sadly, an older female cat was picking on her and they had to bring her back to the shelter. Then I came along, and it was love at first sight! She has been a very special kitty to me, and has handled life's changes, and the addition of other pets, beautifully.

Forums Motto:
Mama's Girl

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I've Been On Catster Since:
September 15th 2010 More than 5 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:


Stars Given In The Past Month:
Peanut you will be missed


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Taz
Charlie
Squirrel
Einstein
 ANGEL DOODLEBUG
KING SIR THUNDERFOOT
Angel Kimberly (10-11-96/5-23-
Renny
JJ
☀ Charlie RIP ☀
Moca
Coco
Calliope
Leo
Mother
Sugar our Sweet Brave Warrior
Hissy
Prince ~ Loved Forever ~ Angel
Bubba
Juliet
Mokka~D.I.T. #24
Spencer
Chrysanthemum, a.k.a. Kissy
Tux Dreamboat # 121 c
Toby (In loving Memory)
Tiny Mighty MoeMoe~Dreamette #
Tiny Tot
Calie Dreamette #17
alley cat angel
Mr Buttons DBiT Help FIV Cats
Miss Fitz (A Rose Among Thorns
Pumpkin and Lucy (of Calico Ju
Pollyanna (Rainbow Bridge)
PC (In Loving Memory)
Midge
♥ Stewart
♥Ruby♥{FurAngel}
Raleigh
ROSIE
Angel Hallie (5-15-96/11-7-12)
Snowball
Katie (In Loving Memory)
Sasha
SIMON
Gussie Girl at Rainbow Bridge
Khaleesi
Merry & Paula
Tabico (Adopted)
Thibodeaux *MISSING*
Rai
Ashlynne
Bugsy
Mystic (Mystie) May
Blue {In Loving Memory}
Feisty
Oliver Ba-Bez
pinky
pinky
Hobbes (R.I.P. May 1992 - Augu
B.J.
Isis
Dewey
monster aka momo
Sassy
Lucy
Sieben -MISSING
Angel Hallie (5-15-96/11-7-12)
♥Jesse♥
Mi Ping Lentz, Angel Kitty
3 ThunderBabies
Pugsley
Itty Bitty Kitty (Martha Anne)
Czarina Smokey Stone
Sam (In loving memory)
Mera
Hetty Miep Wainthropp
Elvin (2000-2013)
AC (Awesome Cat) 1992-2010
boli
Bobby
Celeste
Tobias (In Loving Memory)
♥Cara ♥
♥Sophie♥
 ♥Marcelino♥
♥Bruno ♥
Chanel
Sunkist (5/14/02 - 2/22/13)
Honey
Mango
Morticia
Samson T. Hunter
Isis
Georgina Morris George Angel
Kitty Pryde
In Memory of  Clarence
Buster
Cali Ann Bush
Tabatha Friendly Angel
Gabielle
Helene-Iris
Leo ♥
Garfield (In loving memory)
Piglet, now at the Bridge
Angel Twilight (5-11-15/7-13-1
Mandy
CHARLEY BLEAU EYES
Simba
Tiger
Lucy
Henry (in Heaven)
Paelae Angel
Cleo - Precious Angel
Puck
Homer
Wolfie
*Lilly Bush* 2000-2007
Bamboo
PaintBoxGone, but still loved
♥Princess Nikki♥
Samoa - Diva Angel
Louis LeBeau- Cherished Angel
Princess Cuddlesmarie
O'Malley
Noon
Gabriel
LeeLee
Kaylee
Proud Mummy Gracie-kay
Ginger
Prince ~ Loved Forever ~ Angel
Maizie
Princess Precious Babieliting
Lady Mochi
MacKinzy An
Jasper
Grayling
Mika
Buttercup James
Buzz Angel Dreamboat #61
Tyler
Tyson Little Honey Boy Angel
Calico Jane/Rainbow Bridge
Ginngie~precious angel
Juliet
Mac (Angel)
Skeeter - fly free ♥
Mikki ~ Angel
Moka (is home!)
Caney Cat
Angel Polly(5-3-13/7-15-14)
Duchess Daisy McNoNo ADOPTED
Uno
Phoenix-Naomi
Feather crossed to Rainbow Bri
Timmy Mint
Tommy Mint
Rosie - In Loving Memory
Precious
Sneakers ♥ Angel
Sire Kristopforobin L.Schaubel
francine
Skittles
Snickers
Belle - The Bunnycat
Hope
Eric Rinaudo
Onyx
Moppie DB 48 (May 2011 - Dec 2
Sugar
Chance ♥ DB #176C
Hemingray
Yoda  DB#146
Grey Odin
Jinx
Felix  (In Memory)
Dave
Lexi
Iggy
Angel Bootz
Eva (Forever Loved)
Jubilee *ADOPTED*
BigBoy  (love you BB, fly free
Tigger
Fox
Zoey-RIP 2/22/13
Patches Marie Bush-Bowers
Me-Yow
Miss Kitty
Mama Kitty/RainbowBridge
Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel
Angel Cristabel♥
Missy ~ Beautiful Angel
Crazy
ISIS (Rainbow Bridge)
Little Bit
CAMILLE ROSE (Forever Loved)
Cicko
Kenya (May 1995- April 2009)
Mr.Boots
Siouxsie Mew
Hazel Lucy - My Angel
Sinead O'Kitty (1996-2006)
Cody ~ DB #173b
Harley ~ DB #173a
Spice E
mabelle
Neeko
Hanna *I miss you my big girl!
Gizmo
Skitty
Babes from Texas
T C ♥ (an angel always)
Tigerlily
Sasha
♥ Pierogie ♥
Toby Tomcat Dreamboat #122b
Socks Bush ( 2007-2008)
Ella (Fitzgerald) In Memoriam
Faith (4-27-03 to 9-6-15)
Angel Polly(5-3-13/7-15-14)
MOO MOO
Fave
Art Blakey
Toby
Hashbrown Bush (2008-2012)
koko
Snuggles (Rainbow Bridge)
Pippin


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1155046


Meet my family
MacLegolas
(Legaly)-Forev
er Loved
ZanderZoey
JaxMisty

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Ivy's Tales


In Memory of Sweet Ivy

August 21st 2015 10:03 pm
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It’s been almost a year since Ivy crossed the Rainbow Bridge and it is only now that I feel I can write about her.

When I was 20, I had just come home from Cornell University for personal reasons and was battling depression and struggling to find my way in life. I was living on my own for the first time and wanted a companion. Even though I was allergic to animals, my family had always had a cat and a dog and I had learned how to cope with my allergies and asthma. I went to a shelter one day just to look at kitties. I didn’t know then that “going to a shelter and looking at kitties” meant bringing one home MOL
But the moment I saw Ivy, I knew we were meant to be together. She was six months old and had been in foster care but returned to the shelter because an older female cat was picking on her. We went into a room to play together and she completely ignored me MOL But I wasn’t deterred. I knew she was mine and I was hers.

I vividly remember bringing her home and watching her explore the apartment. My asthma was very bad that night and the night after, and even though I adored her, the thought entered my mind that I may have to return her to the shelter. Fortunately, I did not have to. I seemed to adjust to her and my asthma settled down. The people at the shelter recommended not to let her into my bedroom to help with my allergies, but the first night I shut the door to the bedroom, she cried and cried and there was no other choice but to let her in. I’m so glad I did.

Ivy was a loving, loyal, beautiful and sweet companion who stayed by my side through my wild 20s, through a move to a bigger place, through 3 roommates (one with a dog!), and eventually to my current house where I acquired a live-in boyfriend (who brought a cat!), the addition of 2 dogs, and more cats. I always felt a little guilty about the many changes I put her through but she handled them beautifully. She was always okay because she was with me, and our special bond was never disrupted by anything.

I always expected Ivy to live to old age and though I hated thinking of losing her, I imagined it would be a peaceful crossing at the vet’s with me holding her paw. Unfortunately, her crossing was traumatic and I am still haunted by the last 24 hours of her life. The vet wanted her to have a dental cleaning and I was nervous. We had a blood test done first and discovered her thyroid was off and she needed medication. After stabilizing her thyroid, she went in for her dental cleaning and all went well. She came home and was happy and frisky, racing around like a kitten as though she felt great having clean teeth. But two days later, she suddenly stopped eating her Fancy Feast. I knew something was terribly wrong because she had always been obsessed with her Fancy Feast. She deteriorated quickly through the weekend and I brought her in as soon as the vet opened on Monday. They didn’t know what was wrong but tried to get her fluids balanced and temperature up. In the afternoon they called me and said we needed to get her to an emergency vet. It was 45 minutes away. My boyfriend drove and the drive there was a nightmare because she couldn’t seem to breathe. The 45 minutes felt like an eternity. The emergency vet did everything they could but her lungs were full of fluid and then she had a seizure. I felt that even though she did not want to leave me, her body was worn out and giving up. I made the decision to let her go.

Even a year later, I miss her more than words can say. Although I know I will love other cats in my lifetime, none of those relationships could replicate the one I had with Ivy. I love you Ivy, always and forever. Thank you for sharing your life with me.

 

Happy and Doing Well

July 10th 2014 11:14 am
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Hi everyone! I have been doing so well lately, Mom says I've really been changing. I used to hide in the bedroom a lot and sleep in my cave-like area in my bed under the bench with clothes on it. I felt safe there from my wild brofurs. Especially Jax who likes to chase me. But lately I've been coming out more, napping on the cat tree in the living room, and following Mom around everywhere. She is happy about that, she says that is how it should be. I've become more assertive with my brofurs and stand my ground instead of running back to my cave. I will even approach the dogs and sniff them if are laying on the floor in the living room. They're not as scary as I thought they were. And Mom has started feeding me my Fancy Feast in the kitchen with my brofurs instead of in a separate room and they don't even try to steal my food anymore. When they're done eating, they sit and wait patiently for me to finish mine so they can lick the bowl, but they don't bother me while I'm eating.

Mom says it was hard for me to adjust to not being an only pet and it took me a long time but she is really happy to see how well I am doing lately. I still don't really like it when Jax chases me but I tolerate it. I swat at him and hiss a lot but he is persistent. Little brofurs are such a pain!

When Mom is in her office, I like to sleep in there with her now. There is a bed for me under her desk. Yesterday Mom put out some pillows right outside her office and that's my new favorite spot. She said she was getting rid of the pillows and that's why they were sitting there, but I've claimed them as mine.

Here I am with my new pillows

I hope you are all having a pawsome summer! Thanks for stopping by to read my diary!

 

New Tag Game!

April 5th 2013 11:41 am
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My friend Tink started this tag game. If you would like to play, copy the questions and put them in your diary with your answers, then tag some furiends!


Questions:

1. Describe one thing your pet pawrent does that you think is REALLY CUTE.

My mom sings little made-up songs to me. I love it and follow her around happily when she does.

2. Describe one thing your pet pawrent does that you think is REALLY LAME.

She keeps some doors closed in the house (closets, the laundry room, sometimes the guest room) and it drives me nuts! I need to be able to have access to EVERY area in my domain!

I am tagging:
Daisey - 1009154
Tutti - 1032064
Calista - 1282124
Emily - 855516
Colors - 1052183

 
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