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"Welcome to my windowsill!"

Home:Scottsdale, AZ  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.


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"We'll miss our Catster friends and all the fun!"

No snow in Arizona!

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"No snow in Arizona!"

Waiting for someone to come cuddle with us!

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"Waiting for someone to come cuddle with us!"

The Mom around here thinks I

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"The Mom around here thinks I'm adorable!"


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"I'm an office cat too!"

Tower time!

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"Tower time!"

This saucer bed is pawsome!

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"This saucer bed is pawsome!"

The only way to snooze!

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"The only way to snooze!"


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"I'm taking over the Dad around here spot on the bed!"

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Inky Dinky Doodle Bug, Inker Dinker Do, Inky Dink, Inkers, Pinto, Pinto Bean, Inky Dinky Pinto Bean

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

January 29th 2005

Black and White

giving headbonks and rolling around to show his belly

Favorite Toy:
catnip toys, string on a stick

Favorite Nap Spot:
on a cabinet near the window so he can look out at the birdies

Favorite Food:
Buffalo Blue dry, Natural Balance and Fancy Feast wet


Arrival Story:
Inky started hanging around our house in August 2010 because I was feeding a stray kitty on the front porch. After finding her a home, he showed up regularly to eat. When the weather started getting bad, I put a cat carrier on the porch for him to get out of the wind. He was so good about using it. Colder weather brought him into the garage, then into the laundry room, and now part of the family (familiar story, huh?)! Inky instantly became friends with all the cats - he and Newman love to play together. He grooms Violet and Gleek, and like all the boys, stays clear of Samoa!

Upon taking Inky to the vet, it was discovered that he has a microchip, however, the owners did not register with the chip company. I was able to find out the rescue group that adopted Inky out. Upon checking their records, I found out my lousy neighbors (who also owned Violet, and probably owned Vivien) had adopted Inky. Just like all the pets they get, once the kids get tired of them, they are left outside to fend for themselves. Inky became part of our family, and his microchip is now registered!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Purr Machine

Catster Kudos:
2011 Diary picks: 1/16, 1/17, 1/30 Diary of the Day: March 4, 2011

Catster rocks!:

Cool Stuff!:
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I've Been On Catster Since:
January 3rd 2011 More than 6 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:
♥ Paris Dreamette #27b

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

for 4077 days

Meet my family
Autumn Samoa - Diva
Calvin ~ Knead
Violet -
Forever Loved
RockyGleekSpunky Our
Sugar ~ Sweet
NewmanVivien -
Precious Angel

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Indelible Ink


September 6th 2014 7:18 am
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When the lights are out and everycat is in bed, the Mom around here doesn't have to worry that a bear or alligator or coyote is jumping in bed with her. She knows it is me!

You want to know why? I glow in the dark! Yep, my neck glows! I got a new collar, and it glows in the dark.

Pretty cool, huh?


Nine is Fine and Farewell!

January 29th 2014 8:15 am
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They say it's my birthday, and I'm gonna have a good time! Thanks to all my pals who are celebrating my big day - I sure don't feel nine years old!

This is probably going to be my last diary entry. It hurts really bad to even have to say that. Our family has been on Catster for 7+ years - in fact, our 8th anniversary will be a couple of weeks after Catster closes its doors.

In those 8 years we have met so many pawsome friends and shared great times and very sad times with them. It has made us closer because we all love each other. You can't find that kind of support and love just anywhere.

Newman told me that Calvin told him it is called the Catster magic. I'm not a magician, but I think the magic that has been part of this community for 10 years is something that can't be taken away.

Say Media might delete our pages, but that magic and those memories will live in our hearts forever. They can't destroy the magic!

We would love for a real magician to come in and sweep his magic wand across the community so that it stays forever. While we're hopeful, it is probably not going to happen.

So, we wish all good things to our cat and dog friends. We hope to stay in touch with you.

Gleek, Newman, and I are on Cat Scouts. We're also on Facebook (www.facebook/strickcats) so we hope to see you in one of those two places.

There are many cat parents over on Facebook, so if you're Mom/Dad are not there, please tell them that the community of friends over there is supportive and loving too - although they're not cats, so they don't take as many naps!

Our Mawmee is Laura Strickland, and she can be found on Facebook at facebook/catstermom. Yep, she is Catstermom, and she said that will never change.

Take care, and remember that we love you all!


Poundage Down!

May 30th 2013 1:38 pm
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I went to the vet place yesterday for my yearly visit. The first surprising thing I did was talk the entire way in the car! The Mom around here even said she thought Violet was in the car because he was the talker! She said I have a girly little meow.

I hope I'm not turning into a girl because besides my girly voice, I'm down 1 pound! I think I still have all my muscles, it was just fat I got rid of since we don't eat dry food any more! I'm 11 pounds now, and the vet lady said I was a good looking healthy cat!

She looked in my ears and checked out my toofies. She said my toofies looked good. I didn't need to go to the secret room in the back where they steal bodily fluids, so I just waited around until the vet tech gal gave me my rabies shot.

I was very quiet on the way home, and everycat sniffed me when I got out of the carrier!

We even had a credit on our account from when Samoa visited. They had charged us for pee wee check, but they didn't even get any pee wee from her. Luckily, the Mom around here looked at the bill and called them on it. They gave us a credit, so my appointment only cost $30.

I'm the low cost cat of the house!

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