Domestic Shorthair
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Age: 7 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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McBonkersons, Bonks, ShiShi, Scampers, Crazypants

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-deaf -cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 25th 2011

September 25th 2009

Gray and White

Being rubbed on her tummy, ear scritches

Getting eardops, not getting enough scritches

Favorite Toy:
Mr. Octopus (a blue yarn octopus on a stick)

Favorite Nap Spot:
On her scratcher, or next to you on the couch for optimal belly rub time

Favorite Food:

Being really loud at 7am.


Arrival Story:
I was donating special dietary food during adoption weekend at Petsmart by my house since my kitty Mysti recently had gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I was originally looking to adopt a kitten, but my schedule didn't permit me enough time to really train a new kitten. I decided to look at the slightly older cats for adoption, and when I got to Shi's cage, I fell in love. She wanted lots of pets and belly rubs, and her big sad eyes said she'd love a forever home. The next day my husband came with me to see Shi, and he fell in love with her too! We brought her home with us and within a few minutes she was exploring her new forever home!

We don't know much about Shi's past, but we know it wasn't pretty. The shelter found her abandoned with 7 other cats in small, dirty cages. She had such bad ear infections, that her ears are deformed and she is hearing impaired. Shi is also toothless, and we think it is due to her health that they were previously removed, not due to an older age, since she plays like a kitten and is still very loving.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Yowl Master

The Last Forum I Posted In:
How to stop constant meowing for attention?

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 1st 2011 More than 5 years!

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Adventures of a Deaf and Toothless Kitty

All better!

July 6th 2012 12:47 pm
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We have now completed almost 2 weeks since the E-collar came off after getting her sutures removed. Ears are looking good! Shi still looks a little funny since her fur on her head is growing back in, kinda like an awkward middle-schooler. She's back to her normal antics of racing about chasing her toy mouse and octopus, as well as playing "keep away" with the two of us. So glad my little kitty is all better now!


Week 1 after TECA complete!

June 21st 2012 8:30 am
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It's been one week since Shi underwent her ear surgery. Everything is healing very nicely!! Shi can blink on her own now, though she's still having issues closing the eye all the way when awake, though she'll close it when she is asleep. She gets some relief in the evenings since we can monitor her without the collar on. She's very happy to be able to groom herself every day. She is also such a cuddle bug still, she wants/needs her daily pets and scratches from her pet parents, and LOVES to be brushed since she can't groom too well at the moment. One more week of collar time, then the sutures come out!! yay!



June 15th 2012 1:17 pm
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Shi is such a little trooper! Like most cats, she hides when she's in pain and just wants more petting. After 3 ear infections over a period of 8 months, we decided (along with a recommendation from a trusted vet!) to get little Shi a TECA (total ear canal ablation). The surgery involved removing her ear canal and cleaning everything out so there is nothing left to get infected anymore, and also there is no passages to collect icky wax buildup. Since Shi is already deaf, she's not losing anything except itchy ears and lots of cold eardrops!

Surgery was a success! My little girl is resting comfortably at home, sleeping away the day under the influence of some nice narcotics. She looks pretty pathetic with her soft blue collar to prevent her from opening her stitches, plus she looks part schnauzer with her head partially shaved (ears and head shaved, but with fur still on her cheeks and chin). Hehe, she looks so pathetically cute!

Despite the ordeal of an overnight hospital stay and surgery, Shi came home very happy and was still trying to head butt me for some extra scritches (which I have to be careful of since she could hurt herself with the headbutting, so I have to be quick and move my hand to her chin before she full on rubs her face all over me!)

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