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"cute doesn't even cover it!"

Home:Chicago, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 4 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 6 lbs.

my gotcha day-I don't feel so good, I am very sick & I weigh only 2.5lbs

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"my gotcha day-I don't feel so good, I am very sick & I weigh only 2.5lbs"


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"me 'n my big bro Smitty"

just waiting for dinner!

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"just waiting for dinner!"

sweet kittybaby

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"sweet kittybaby"

my little black cat

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"my little black cat"

the mighty house panther meditates

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"the mighty house panther meditates"

Hey Tig, what

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"Hey Tig, what'sup?"

snuggling with Nana

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"snuggling with Nana"

all four of us in 1 room! A Christmas miracle!

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"all four of us in 1 room! A Christmas miracle!"

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Feefer, Feefer-Kitty,Feeferneusse, little man, Blackbeard Thief-o-Hearts Feef

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
August 2nd 2012

May 5th 2012


Mom! and food! and Mom!

loud noises & if you move too fast & he is still a bit scared of The Dad

Favorite Toy:
nip stix, yoww banana, furry mousies, Da Bird, CATNIP

Favorite Nap Spot:
the cat tree, the little table by the window & the rug in mom & the dad's room

Favorite Food:
wet food, plain chicken, Party Mix

stealing hearts, being so very cute, a very teeny squeak


Arrival Story:
There was this mom-lady that gave us food everyday. She talked to us, and tried to pet a few of us. For some reason, I felt so drawn to her, so I would let her really pet me & it felt good! I started to get goopy eyes & nosie. Uh oh - are you sick little man? Then she noticed that I seemed really thin & would run to the food dish, but then stare at it hanging my head - not eating. I kept shaking my head. I could not smell or breathe so I could not eat. She could feel my spine & hip bones. Every day she would spoon feed me & try to get me to eat, but I had a hard time, and would have these shaking fits where I couldn't catch my breath. The day she tried to feed me baby food with an eye dropper, I was choking. She set me down & then I kept sneezing. Well when she went to wipe my nosie, there was this green thing sticking out. She gently pulled, and out came a long piece of grass from my nosie & sinus! Boy that felt better. I was able to eat a little more, but still not much. Each day I was getting worse, and then she told the dad- man "if I don't do something, he is gonna die" so he gave the ok, and I was asked onto the screenporch - I went to the vet in the morning & she found I had pneumonia & only weighed 2.5 lbs for a 3 month old. Lots of meds, lots of tasty foods, a warm lap and lots of love from mom & I am almost all better!

I was born in the woodpile of the backyard. Not a bad life - we got fed everyday, and played in the yard. But life is so much better now. I am never hungry for more than a minute. I feel good. I feel loved. I can become the kitty I was meant to be. Felix was born with no hip sockets, and luxating patellas on both knees. He has had surgery to fix one, but may still need the other done, and possibly the femur heads cut off on his hips. He is such a sweet boy through it all. update: I am growing like a weed & getting more confident.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
mon petit chat noir

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Owners of osteoarthritic (arthritic) felines needed for s

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 17th 2012 More than 3 years!

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a little black cat says...


October 30th 2015 2:32 pm
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Happy Halloween! I always get to be spokescat at this time of year. I am doing pretty well. The dampness is not so good. Momma can tell - I limp really bad when it starts to get damp. That is when I get a bit of extra pain meds. I wouldn't even put weight down on my leg last night. Momma will be cleaning the basement this weekend, as turkey day is looming. What the heck happened to the summer? It gets dark so early now - I think that is the worst part. I have been watching bird tv every day now. I was chattering at them the other day. And of course I stopped as soon as momma got the video ready to record. I got some crinkly paper to play with from a box that came. Shredded that pretty good yep I did. Momma has to get us a new cat tree. OUr old one started to get really gross, and the pressed wood was disintegrating. THere is one piece left from the top that we are still using. Momma has been looking - BOY is that overwhelming - there are soooo many! some are $400! I mean they are cool, but that is ridiculous! The colony kitties caught a squirrel at some point & were eating it by the driveway. Momma was grossed out. But they are only doing what outside kitties do. And there are more than enough of those fluffy tailed rats around here that's for sure. Well my pals - miss you all as always. and don't eat too much candy! love from a little black cat - Felix the Spooky Cat!


Halloween cat! & bird TV

October 8th 2015 3:14 pm
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It's been a while, so Momma said I could update. We do keep coming here, but boy it is fruuuuuustrating. Big POTP for our pals Zeke & his sister Xena. I have been doing good. I will always have issues with my legs, but the medicine I take helps, and I get stonger ones (buprione) when my legs hurt real bad - when it is very damp out. But not very often. Momma took the little rug out that has a black cat on it, and no sooner did she put it down, I was on it! Maybe she will leave it out for me all the time even though it is a Halloween rug with a pumpkin & black kitty on it. Things are winding down for fall - cleaning up the garden, harvesting the last of the tomatoes. Momma is making apple butter this weekend. SO let me tell you about bird TV! Momma has a suet feeder, and a big cage feeder that fits a very large seed block. Well the STUPID squirrels, and yes I said stupid squirrels. (Momma is NOT a fan of them, wouldn't hurt them, but wants them to go far far away) kept pulling the block feeder down. So in trying to figure out somewhere to put it, she landed on an excellent idea as far as us kits are concerned. Our kitchen has 4 windows, 2 on each wall. The 2 that are on the driveway side, have a roll down awning that has a lip. She hooked the bird cake cage on the awning. Squirrels cannot get to it, the seed shells fall on the driveway, so easy to clean up, and the birds are eating literally about 2 feet from the window. Tigger likes to sit on the window ledge, but Momma turns the kitchen chair right by the wall there, and I sit on the chair which is just a bit lower than the window ledge, and watch bird TV like ALL day. We have many downy woodpeckers that like the cake, and nuthatches along with the regular ol birds, so Momma likes that she can sit at the table with her morning coffee and look right at the birdies, and hear them chattering and pecking the seeds. It's a win,win,win situation! She is thinking of hanging a couple feeders there now. Yay! love all the bird TV channels!
Purrs for Zeke, and for Xena & Mia too. purrs, the Feefster


help the black kitties!

August 11th 2015 9:59 am
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I am also posting this through Tigger's page, cause I don't have quite as many pals, but sending out a plea to help a whole bunch of black kitties in trouble!

A vacated hoarder's home in the Chicago area was found to have close to 100 kitties in it - looks like most of them are black or tuxies. We all know it is so much harder for black kitties. (I have a special spot in my heart for a little black cat) Tree House Humane Society, Paws Chicago & Chicago Animal Control have been trapping the kitties, as they are boarding up the house today. Now they say they will not board it up until they are positive that there are no kits inside. Tree House has about 70 of the kits, but they are looking for foster help, adoption help, and surely monetary help.
Tree House is a very good place - they are big with TNR & they have a Community Cat placement too. The kitties look to be reasonably healthy as the man that had lived there was trying to feed them even after they foreclosed his house & now it is unhabitable. While I would love to foster, with 4 inside & a colony of 7, I cannot, but I will be sending some extra funds to help. (I am already a Member of Tree House & Paws)
The goal is to keep these lovely house panthers from being put down - as you know many ferals are. That is why they are awesome, cause they will take a feral group & place them in an area for rodent control or for barn cats. They are spaying/neutering/chipping & vaccinating all these babies. Please help if you are able! Here is their website

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