Stew


Domestic Long Hair
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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Stewy, Stewbinz, Binzo, Fatty, Pigbottom

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
January 12th 2004

Birthday:
November 10th 2003

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
Hanging out in the yard (supervised!) enjoying the smellovision and chasing bugs.

Pet-Peeves:
None. He's easy going, cooler than The Dude.

Favorite Toy:
The Cat Dancer. He holds one end in his mouth and spins round and round trying to catch the other end.

Favorite Nap Spot:
On my head, in his pappoose, or ontop of the fridge.

Favorite Food:
Shrimp. He'll jack a b!tch for some shrimp.

Skills:
Other than cat dancing solo? He's a pretty awesome slider too.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
In 2003 my husband asked what I'd like for Christmas and I tartly replied, "A kitty or a baby!". I got a kitty. *grin* We found Stewy at an adoption event at our local Centinella Feed store. I was immediately drawn to him as he was so very tiny. I held him for a moment and immediately he licked my fingers and curled up in my hands and fell asleep. He was mine from that moment forward. He is the sweetest, mellowest, most lovey cat I’ve ever known. To this day he sleeps in my arms like a baby or rides around in a papoose strapped to my chest while I do housework.

Bio:
We call Stew our $64 million cat as he has had 3 surgeries and 6 multi-day hospital stays. We had our first scare with him roughly a year after he joined our family. One day he began vomiting and panting and we took him to urgent care where they diagnosed a flu, gave him some IV fluids and sent him home. The next morning however his condition had not improved so we took him to our regular vet (http://www.pvvillagepet.com). Immediately Dr. Fuchino realized that Stewy was not suffering from a flu when he palpated Stew’s abdomen the cat screamed. Screamed like a rabbit in pain. It was one of the worst sounds I’ve heard in my life. He had an X-ray and was immediately whisked into surgery. After a 6 hour set of procedures Dr. Fuchino reported that he had had to remove over a foot of Stewy’s intestines as it had gone necrotic, most likely as the result of severe abdominal trauma as a kitten. He said that if we had waited even one more hour before bringing Stewy in that the cat would have died. I am so thankful that we got him treatment in time! Over the next three years our boy had two more surgeries on his excretory system, one to remove an obstruction in his bowel and one to remove bladder stones and widen his urethra. (Fortunately they didn’t have to do a perianal urethrostomy.) It has now been three years since Binzo has had any problems beyond the usual occasional long-hair furballs. He does have a special diet that we stick to religiously, and he is a bit sensitive to any flus or colds and he’s allergic to fleas. (One bite and the poor boy starts ripping all his hair out!) All told we’ve probably spent well over $10,000 in special care and treatments but nether my husband nor I regret a dime of it. He is our baby, and it fills us both with joy to see him at a normal healthy weight, bright-eyed, happy, inquisitive and lovey.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
The Binz Abides.

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 15th 2011 More than 3 years!

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Catster Id:
1195334


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