Chrysanthemum, a.k.a. Kissy

Domestic Shorthair [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Chrysanthemum, a.k.a. Kissy, a female Domestic Shorthair

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"Sweet Kissy -- gone but never forgotten."

Home:Portland, ME  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

My first evening on the couch, August 18, 2012

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"My first evening on the couch, August 18, 2012"

Mama and me *purrrr*

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"Mama and me *purrrr*"

I love being petted!

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"I love being petted!"

Nom nom nom! I love treats!

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"Nom nom nom! I love treats!"

My first meeting with Thomas

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"My first meeting with Thomas"


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"I'm exploring the new cat tower!"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Skittles (2002 - 2012), Mango, Caramello and Goji

Kiss-Kiss, Kissy, Hopalong, Sweetpea

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-disabled -cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
May 20th 2012

September 19th 2010

Orange Tabby

Petties. I LOOOOVE petties! I even drool when I purr because I love petties so much!

Being hissed at by Thomas and Siouxsie. :-(

Favorite Toy:
Whatever I can get my paws on.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Basking in the window on top of my cat tree.

Favorite Food:
Chicken. Any kind, anywhere, any way!

I help Siouxsie and Thomas write Paws and Effect, a blog by cats for cats and their people. Oh, and I can do somersaults when I chase the feather toy!


Arrival Story:
My early life was hard: I was a pregnant teen kitty on the mean streets of a Georgia city. I had my kittens, and then I was caught and taken to a shelter, where I would have been killed if it hadn't been for a group that pulls cats from high-kill shelters in the south and gets them transported to places where they can find homes. In this case, my kittens and I were brought to a lovely home in Connecticut. From there, my kittens found new homes, but it took longer for me to find my perfect forever home. Thankfully, I found it in May of 2012, and I live in a lovely place with Mama and Siouxsie and Thomas. If you want to read Mama's account of the whole thing, you should read the article she wrote for Catster. The link is below. I'm what Mama calls a special needs kitty. I had a luxated patella -- that means my knee cap was all the way around the side of my leg! -- and I had to have surgery to put it back in place. I still have two sutures in my leg, holding those tendons and stuff where they need to be. My leg gets achy when I'm tired or it gets really damp out, but I can still run around and chase a toy as well as any other kitty!

On November 12, 2012, Kissy had surgery to amputate her chronically painful and deformed leg. Unfortunately, there were some serious complications after the surgery that ultimately led to her death. She was only a member of our family for six months, but in that short time, she came out of her shell and had begun to really enjoy snuggling with the family. Beautiful Kissy, you're gone from the world, but you'll never be forgotten. :-(

My video introduction:

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 21st 2012 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

for 1954 days

Meet my family
Sinead O'Kitty
Siouxsie MewThomas T.
Dahlia P.

Meet my Feline Friends
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The Tao of Kissy

It's a bittersweet day

August 2nd 2013 11:47 am
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I'm Cat of the Day today, which is pretty wonderful. I'm proud of the life I had on earth -- I learned a lot and before my surgical recovery went horribly wrong, I finally knew what it was like to feel loved and safe. But now that I'm on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, I watch Mama reading feline friend requests and getting notifications of gifts I'm receiving and I see her eyes leaking a little bit. It was a year ago today that I finally came out of my hiding room and sat on the back of the couch. Mama was so proud of me! And I was proud, too. It felt wonderful to snuggle next to Mama while she watched movies and know that she'd keep me safe.

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