Salem - forever loved and miss

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Age: 17 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Mr. Toes, Salem witch, big guy, buddy, mitten cat

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-extra toe(s) -disabled

July 1st 1999


Loves sleeping hunting traveling and people

Doesnt like other cats being disturbed when eating or being ignored

Favorite Toy:
Live chipmunks and mice

Favorite Nap Spot:
In front of the woodstove in winter and anywhere cool and shady in summer

Favorite Food:
His prescription canned food and anything I'm eating especially sandwich meat

Surviving when it seems impossible no matter what it is riding in the truck with me - loves it and swatting at things with his 2 dozen claws 7 front 5 back

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
My girlfriend at the time came home from work with a little black ball of fur purring away with big yellow eyes and giant feet he grew to be a 16 pound ball of muscle still with huge feet and a major attitude

He's had a rough time since early 2008 and has used more than his 9 lives was diagnosed in Jan 2008 as diabetic and got sick in late may of that year with the worst case of ketoacidosis that anyone at the emergency hospital had ever seen a cat survive was one night nobody thought he'd live through was having irregular heartbeat and dseizures but he made it and slowly recovered to be the 14.5 pound cat he was he has been my constant traveling companion since being diabetic and is a familiar fixture at antique shows on the east coast andNashville he was recently diagnosed with kidney disease but seems to be responding well to the fluids hopefully the miracle cat will continue to do well April 23 2012 Salem lost his courageous battle with diabetes and crf he was a fighter until the end always loved and missed

Lives Remaining:
1 of 9

Forums Motto:
Boss of the toes boys

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 23rd 2012 More than 5 years!

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A day in my manytoed life

Rainbow bridge in a better place

April 23rd 2012 8:01 am
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Salem has crossed the rainbow bridge after a courageous fight with diabetes and crf I know he's in a better place free of pain and pills and needles with lots of catnip and mouses to chase and a warm wood stove and blanket on cold days lots of fishy food and treats and love and attention he leaves behind a heartbroken human companion and adopted brother Freaky always loved and missed


Always been a tough kitty

April 23rd 2012 3:23 am
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I've always been a fighter and a tough strong kitty but I can't fight this anymore I just don't have anymore to give I've spent all night cuddled up with my friend but my body's given out on me I know I'm going to go to a better place very soon and I just want to say goodbye to all my friends Salem


Hanging in there

April 22nd 2012 8:23 pm
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Well I'm hanging in there still can't eat on my own and was having a really hard time keeping food down earlier but I've done a little better tonight I spent the day curled up in front of the wood stove it's a miserable cold rainy day today. No day for an old cat like me to spend outside though I did check it out for a minute or so tonight I've spent time on my companions lap and am now curled up in the bed by his side hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow although I think I may have to go to that awful vet place again til then meows

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