Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Julian, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:San Diego, CA, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-part feral

February 20th 2008

Cream Tabby

getting his tummy rubbed

loud noises scare him and DOGS!

Favorite Toy:
mice- poor things he finds them and thinks they are play toys

Favorite Nap Spot:
under the lemon tree

Favorite Food:
enjoys the Ocean White Fish flavor and tuna- occasionally gets low ash hard food.

he is very vocal and sometimes it seems like he carries on a conversation

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Julian was born a little bit before my boy Nicky and is Nicky's uncle. He was born in the wild as a ferral cat but with love, care and patience he now enjoys the benefits of getting petted and he is addicted to it. He prefers to be an outdoor cat- a yard cat really so we just may keep him around.

October 2011- Julian loves being outside! He comes in to eat but then usually wants to go back outside right away. We were going to adopt him out but he is such a wonderful kitty and part of the family now that we just cannot bare to give him away- so we make sure he is well fed- petted and played with every day! November 2011- After we had to put Julian's nephew Nicky to sleep on 10/30/2011 it became clear that we need to get him into the vet for nuetering and some shots. Up until now it was literally impossible to get him still enough to do so. But with a lot of time and patience I (Nicky's daddy) can pick him up. We have the doctor's order to give him a bit of a sedative and in the next few weeks he will be going to the vet for a check up- the surgery and his shots. Again since he was born in the wild it has taken a long time to get to this point since he is naturally a very skittish, albeit, lovable cat when he gains trust in the human interacting with him.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Pet me and I am yours!

I've Been On Catster Since:
March 14th 2011 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
K. Lee (Kenny
PearlToni Tigger
(Sept 07-Oct
Toby Tigger
Miss Abby
Wilson (Willy)

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November 5th 2011 8:00 am
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This is kitty Nicky's daddy and I suppose I am a daddy to Julian as well.

Julian is a curious kitty.

Born in the wild it has taken a long time to domesticate him. As of the date of this entry I have finally got him to the point where he won't panic when picked up and clearly from his pictures he loves getting his tummy rubbed.

If you visited his nephew Nicky's page here on Catster you know that last Sunday the vet suggested that we put Nicky to sleep lest he suffer more as he was slowly dying.

Usually Julian would come in and eat and then go back outside to where his feral mother- Miss Abby Kitty is. Unless it was storming outside ( a rare occurrence most of the year in San Diego) he would not stay in very long.

The evening after we had to send Nicky to the Rainbow Bridge Julian noticed that he was not here. Oddly enough he ate his dinner and then looked around the house for Nicky. When it dawned on him that Nicky was not here and he sensed I was distraught he did something he had never done.

He actually jumped up on the bed and laid down exactly where Nicky would usually lay with me.

Over the past week he has spent more time inside, has wanted more pettings and has laid down in spots that Nicky particularly liked. All the while he seems less animated and antsy- it is almost as if he is grieving himself.

While he and Nicky were never really close they were friendly with each other when Julian came in to eat. The behavior this week reinforces my belief that animals do go through a grief process and can comprehend and experience loss.

So now we will do our best to keep Julian's spirits up and I am happy to say that we finally have him tame enough where I can administer a light sedative (that the vet gave me for him) and get him to the doctor for shots, a check up and "the" operation that should make him want to be inside more than out.

Given the fact that he is very skittish and panics at the drop of a hat this has been a major accomplishment. It took longer with him (seems that cream colored tabbies are naturally skittish) then with most ferals I have tamed. But at least we are finally there and we will get him to the doc as soon as the neutering funding is approved.

In the meantime I hope friends of my dearly departed pride and joy, Nicky, will give Julian some kitty love here- he definitely is missing Nicky.

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