Blackberry


Domestic Shorthair [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Blackberry, a male Domestic Shorthair

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"Thanks to Atopica and a limited diet, my fur has mostly grown back!"

Home:Orange County, NY  
Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

Merry Christmas (said with my patented baleful look)!

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"Merry Christmas (said with my patented baleful look)!"

Presents for me too!

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"Presents for me too!"

My awesome cardboard scratcher

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"My awesome cardboard scratcher"

This is how naked I was from scratching and licking before I started taking Atopica.

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"This is how naked I was from scratching and licking before I started taking Atopica."

Me!

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"Me!"

when I was found, I skinny and a lot of my hair is missing.

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"when I was found, I skinny and a lot of my hair is missing."

Mom apologizes for how messy this part of the living room is.  I told her she needs to straighten up!

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"Mom apologizes for how messy this part of the living room is. I told her she needs to straighten up!"

This might be my first time ever sitting on a bed.  See sis-no-fur

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"This might be my first time ever sitting on a bed. See sis-no-fur's arm?"

See all the hair missing from my back end?  I have almost no hair on the back of my lower back legs.

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"See all the hair missing from my back end? I have almost no hair on the back of my lower back legs."

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Nicknames:
Berri-licious, B-Berry, The Berry, Little Man, Tweety Bird, Little Egg

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:
August 29th 2011

Birthday:
August 30th 2009

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
It's very hard to tell, probably meal times.

Pet-Peeves:
Going to the vet, which he does all too often, and Smudge hissing at him.

Favorite Toy:
Laser dot

Favorite Nap Spot:
Hard surfaces are chosen over soft ones, under the dining room table and hidden in the entertainment center are current favorite spots

Favorite Food:
Raw

Skills:
The "look" which says both "I'm adorable" and "I'm pathetic".

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
On Monday August 29, 2011, the morning after Hurricane Irene blew through, I stopped at the local Stop & Shop to get a hot cup of coffee when I couldn't find a way out of my town to get to work. Wandering though the parking lot was this small, emaciated black cat. I crouched down maybe 10 feet away from him and he mewed and ran over to me. He was obviously starving and very friendly. I went into the store and bought coffee and a can of cat food and when I came out he was sitting under the front of my car. I went to him, opened the can and he ate, so I called my husband and asked him to come with a cat carrier. A second, smelly can of cat tuna lured him into the carrier and we brought him home. We set up a large dog crate we have in the garage and made him a small home. The next day it was to the vet's. He tested negative for feline AIDS and Leukemia, so he got his vaccines, an exam, flea and worm medication, and an appointment to be neutered two days later. The poor guy has very patchy fur, but he seems basically healthy and he is very sweet. He still has to go back to the vet for a booster FVRCP vaccine and maybe to have surgery to remove a polyp in his ear.

Bio:
Blackberry finally succumbed to his chronic calicivirus and mycoplasma infections on Tuesday, November 12th. We felt that it was no longer fair to him to keep him suffering.

Forums Motto:
Somewhere there is love for everyone

The Last Forum I Posted In:
New here - PLS help! Cat diagnosed w/Stg 2 Leukemia today

I've Been On Catster Since:
September 4th 2011 More than 2 years!

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Catster Id:
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