American Shorthair
Picture of Yoshimi, a female American Shorthair

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Home:Kansas City, MO  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Shimi, Cat-bus, Katze, Totoro, Shi Shi Rodriguez

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Sleeping on Dad's lap; being brushed while I eat; PLASTIC!; watching Isobel play with my laser pointer; observing the birds from the comfort and safety of the back porch

THE VET- *@!!##ยก ffffpphhhlllppt!-not so much a pet peeve as an arch nemesis -I have to wear the Hannibal Lecter mask while I'm there; otherwise not much phases me.

Favorite Toy:
I love to chase any random reflection; I'm hoping for a disco ball for my birthday - i got a laser pointer for Christmas but the dog took it.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Dad's lap while he's playing the playstation; the big bed; the back porch on a sunny day;

Favorite Food:
Science Diet Oral Care, Purina One (Hairball Control) and I am especially fond of extra cheesy Goldfish crackers

I have a fuzzy bottom


Arrival Story:
A few months after we lost our beloved Bunnycat to cancer we went to a storefront shelter in the mall just to say hi to all the kitties there and here was this gorgeous girl in a cage by herself, just as calm as can be. I said hello and she looked at me with her beautiful green eyes and that was all it took - we brought her home that day.

Yoshimi is an extremely self-assured young lady - very social. She loves to greet people who come to the door and lay in the middle of the action when we have guests over. When we first brought her home, she made herself quite comfortable, although at first we were a little worried because she had a "bit" of a bitey problem and she didn't purr at all. After a few weeks of intense discussions regarding the merits of non-biting vs. biting and a lot of love, Yoshimi began to trust us. She is our perfect lady now and purrs like a lawn mower. The addition of an extremely large and boisterous Lab to the household, while at first may have been somewhat of an annoyance, has been taken in stride by our little Zen master kitty.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Scratch a vet, find a foe

The Groups I'm In:
The Isabel White House

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The chain of names!

Favorite Web site:

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 22nd 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
IsobelBeatrix Kiddo

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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots & Other Tall Tales

KU Haiku

March 18th 2006 4:37 am
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Again first round loss
mom's team stinks as if i care
scratch my head, pouter


Litter box: 1 - Kiddo: 0

January 22nd 2006 4:12 am
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finally, some privacy! not only did dad come back from the petsmart with a spanking new BoodaDome litterbox (in pearlized mauve) but, acting on a tip from the fabulous MooCow, installed a hook and eye security system on the closet door so i can come and go as i please. kiddo can only watch - her box raiding days are over (isobel doesn't seem interested in any of this - all she wants to do is lay in the sun on the balcony). Brilliant! mom and dad were a little concerned as they had to move my box from the bathroom - i guess they thought i was too set in my ways to change and they kept trying to coax me into the closet to make sure i could fit through the opening - i'm not THAT husky, thank you very much. they eventually left me alone and this morning i left a little gift for mom to reassure her...


Welcome to the LitterDome

January 21st 2006 4:38 am
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well they've finally given in - today i'm getting a new litter box with a retractable roof - my current open air model is a little too, shall we say, dog friendly. i've been telling them this ever since the dawn of time, but do they listen? i suspect the final straw may have had something to do with the night kiddo jumped on the bed, after a particularly fruitful litter box raid, and licked dad's face - then dad waking up to find dried, smeared kitty gritty in his whiskers. dogs are sick. so, without even voting on a bond issue or instituting a sales tax hike, my box is receiving some serious upgrades - i can only conclude that the funding for this little community service is coming from the sale of the naming rights - i'd better have final approval on this - the last thing i want is to have to take care of my personal and private business in a place called VIAGRA Box or the Haliburton Dome...

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