Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 17 lbs.
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Catster stats for Wilbur
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October 4th 2002
April 8th 1997
Tabby and White
Spending time with me and Patricia, any kind of cat food
Getting pets on the tummy, vacuuming too close
Anything that looks like a string - shoelaces, Patricia's tail, fishing pole toy
Favorite Nap Spot:
Wherever Patricia slept. He also slept with me every night.
He preferred canned food, but loved almost everything.
Does making me look stupid count?
My younger sister needed high school class credit by volunteering five hours somewhere. She picked a no-kill shelter called Citizens for Humane Action (CHA). Naturally, when my mom asked me if I want to go with her, I said yes, so I did.
One task at the shelter was caring for the cats in the intake room. Wilbur had been there for about three weeks, but never went to the adoptable cats room because he tested positive for felilne leukemia. Only I wanted to hold and pet him because of that diagnosis. It was love at first sight: a lick, a purr, and he was destined to be mine.
Seeing no symptoms of illness the whole five hours (over three days), I called CHA to say he needs to be retested. Eventually he was, and I was right: false positive. But to verify that, he needed to be tested again, so I had to wait more than five months to get him. Fortunately nobody else wanted him because of the errant diagnosis, so he was put in foster care while I waited for the confirmation and neutering.
To get to the shelter, Wilbur had to find the right house to get food at while living outside a long time. Luckily, he picked CHA's manager of all people to feed him throughout the winter of 2001. He was taken to CHA on April 7, 2002, and vet-checked the next day, which is why I chose that date (the vet said he was born in 1997) for his birthdate.
While living the rest of his life with me, my mom and sister, and two other cats (later one cat), Wilbur enjoyed his indoor lifestyle and a furry friend, Patricia, while suffering over 30 allergies and getting treatment from a dermatologist. The reason for his euthanasia date is his kidneys shut down so quickly he was not going to last much longer and I could see him suffering.
Match made in Heaven
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