Marsalis (In Memory)


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Home:Northridge, CA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 20 lbs.


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Nicknames:
Odamus, Fats Four Legs, Moose Magillicutty: "fastest paw this side of the Mississippi", Mooseman, The Spangler, Grump, Odamus Grump, Grumpagus, The Salamander, Salamander Man

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
October 10th 2003

Coloration:
Mackerel

Likes:
Food

Pet-Peeves:
not being allowed to go outside. Not getting the food he wants.

Favorite Toy:
Small animals - to my dismay. (Mice, rats, birds, lizards and squirrels many of which have been saved from his clutches - others have not been so lucky.) UPDATE: Now that he's indoors only there is no more carnage! He loves the TLC Cat-N-Mouse Cat Toy.

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the bed, on the couch, in his chair, on the refrigerator or on the top floor of the Toyger Towers (4 level carpet cat tower)

Favorite Food:
Fresh chicken or fish.

Skills:
Highly intelligent. Monkey like. The rescue organization that found him said, "this one definitely does not belong here. He is very special. We've never seen anything like this.

Dwells:
indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Marsalis was a gift. I typically do not support the purebred pet industry and feel we should be rescuing animals at the shelter instead.

Bio:
Marsalis was missing for two months and was considered KIA until 3 days ago when his AVID microchip was scanned 20 miles from here. He is back with me now, and I consider this a miracle and blessing from God. UPDATE: More trouble on the Marsalis front. He became paralyzed suddenly and was hospitalized for 2 days with a saddle thrombus brought on by cardiomyopathy. He was released from the hospital with some improvement, but still partially paralyzed. He later gained back full movement. He is now on 3 different medications for his heart condition including Plavix for humans which is VERY expensive. Luckily he takes a quarter pill at a time - so it's doable. It is said that the life expectancy with his condition is 90 days (without Plavix - using older drugs) - but it was also said that there was less than 30% chance that he would be able to walk normally again - and we beat those odds! I am enjoying everyday with him as if it was his last and have accepted that he may go at any time - yet I'm still very hopeful. You would never know he was sick. He has full movement back and acts like a normal healthy young adult. UPDATE: Marsalis lasted a good year thanks to Plavix, but passed away yesterday 3/21/12 due to sudden renal failure. A good possibility that it was his blood pressure medication Benazapril that caused this. If you have a cat on this med, make sure to get regular blood tests to check for kidney problems. I didn't because I could not afford it. Marsalis lived a great life for 9 years. He was a good friend to me. He will be missed. Here's a video I made in memory of him: http://youtu.be/8SXiiUqLS2c

The Groups I'm In:
FANCYPANTS CAFE, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Fish is not good for cats!?

Marsalis is a very unique cat. He's extraordinarily friendly and is an extremely high maintenance creature.

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 13th 2010 More than 3 years!

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Catster Id:
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