Madeline (1998-2012)


Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Durham, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Punkin, Punkinus, Miss Thang, Sweetheart, Madelina

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

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
August 28th 1998

Coloration:
Calico

Likes:
Being scratched along my cheeks, sleeping on my homemade cat tree, playing in the bathtub, knocking pens/pencils to the floor, Riding on my guardian's shoulders, headbuts

Pet-Peeves:
Other cats, vacuum cleaner, being put in the pet carrier

Favorite Toy:
Red pom-poms!! (I stalk them from behind the door, then pounce on them!), piece of rope, hair ties, cardboard boxes, bathtub

Favorite Nap Spot:
On top of my cat tree (where my guardian can't reach me), In the crook of my guardian's legs (I like to sleep under the covers)

Favorite Food:
Science Diet, Any wet food (as long as there's lots of gravy...cause that's all I eat)

Skills:
Sometimes, I'll come when I called, I like to play fetch, I can open doors and cabinets.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Madeline's former name was Plush, she grew up at the UC Davis vet school cat colony. She was a research animal, and was involved in anesthesia research. At UC Davis, when studies are done, they give the cats away to good homes for free. I went with a friend to visit the cat she was getting and Madeline came right up to me and started playing with my shoe laces!! I saw it as a sign...I took her back to Kansas with me, and we've been together ever since! Madeline developed IBD, and fought hard for a year, however, she succumbed to her illness in May. She kept a great attitude until the end, and is forever loved and remembered by her guardian.

Bio:
Madeline has 2 tattoos! One ear has 98 (the year she was born) and the other has 566 (her animal number). Whenever I come home, I have to pick Madeline up, and she'll ride on my shoulder for a little while. If I've been gone a long time (a few days), she'll start drooling! Madeline likes to have me to herself, I got a brother for her, and she was miserable. I found him a new home after 3 months, and she purred for 2 days when he was gone!! Madeline is also a very well traveled cat...so far we've traveled ~10,000 miles in the car together! She doesn't like being in her carrier, so I let her out when we're out of the cities (less accident prone areas) and she curls up on my lap and sleeps most of the trip.

Forums Motto:
Calico Queen

The Groups I'm In:
Calico Owners & Lovers~, Catster Maine Coon Lovers, Catster University, Jayhawk Dogs and Cats, Kansas Doggies & Kitties, Multi-Colored Cats Club, Refined Felines

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 18th 2005 More than 9 years!

I Was In The:
See me in Catster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
119449


Meet my family
Augustus the
Gray
Shilo

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Madeline's Musings


I am back!!

February 5th 2009 7:51 am
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Dear friends, I am sorry that I have been gone for so long. My guardian was having a really hard time in her life, and needed my attentions. I'm going to try and be better about logging in and checking on my friends now. Since I've been gone, my guardian has added a canine to our group. Shilo is ok as far as dogs go, but the funniest thing is how scared Shilo and Gus are of eachother!

 

April 29th 2006 5:06 pm
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Wow spring is int he air and I am loving it!! I wish my guardian was loving it too, but she has started having chronic migraines...so she really doesn't like the sun right now. That's part of the reason why I've been gone, I've been busy taking care of her and trying to put the invader in his place. In honor of my guardian, I am going to pass on some information about migraine headaches. These are very debilitating, and from a scientific point, not very well understood.

There is some interesting information here My guardian has not had any auras, but she is very light sensitive, and she tells me she has had a headache almost every day for the past 2 months. Sometimes they are really bad, and she has to go to sleep to get it to go away, other times she can deal with the pain. When she got her first migraine, she got an appointment to see the best migraine doctor, who was one of her teachers...but it was for 2 months! This week, she had the appointment and she finally got some medication. So now we're hoping that these pills work to prevent the migraines. Did you know that if 1 parent has migraines, the child has a 50% chance of getting them, if both parents have a history of migraines the child has a 100% chance of getting them!! There are also as many triggers as there are headaches, so most people will never learn what causes their migraines.

On a lighter note, check out this recent Two Lumps I think these cats are hilarious, and now that the invader is around I like to think I play the role of Ebenezer, and the invader is Snooch. I swear that cat is just not very bright at all. But it entertains my guardian, which counts for something.

 

Quiet moments

April 7th 2006 9:29 am
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Ahhh, I have come to greatly enjoy the few, brief quiet moments that I get lately. I used to have all the quiet time I wanted, most of the day after my guardian left for school. Even after she returned, she was generally fairly quiet. But now there's the intruder, and the other human. So my days are constantly interrupted by that idiot longhair, and my evenings are disrupted by my guardian and the other human laughing and talking and generally behaving very "girly". I have always been proud of my guardian for not behaving "girly", but she has disappointed me lately. I suppose I can tolerate the longhair, as long as he stays away from my cat tree!!


In the news: There have been two discoveries reported this week, that give even more support to concepts of Natural Selection and Evolution, and helps to refute the theory of Intelligent Design. ID, as it is called, is currently very popular in some segments of the American public. These people claim that there had to be an inteeligent force behind the creation of earth, because everything is simply too complex to have evolved naturally. Most scientist,s who have a much deeper understanding of the subject than the public, believe ID is a joke. My guardian counts herself as one of these people. She likes to point out that viruses are very simple, but can do very inetering things to a host cell, and cause very complex disease processes.

 
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