Uno


Domestic Shorthair/Siamese [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Uno, a female Domestic Shorthair/Siamese

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Age: 3 Years   Sex: Female
Uno showing her head tilt, typical of Feline Vestibular Syndrome

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"Uno showing her head tilt, typical of Feline Vestibular Syndrome"

Seeing double-Uno & Polly

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"Seeing double-Uno & Polly"

Uno

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"Uno's "twin sister" Polly"

Uno peeking out from under a bed

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"Uno peeking out from under a bed"

This beautiful birthday pic was made for Uno by our good friend Manytoes ~ DB#120
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This yummy birthday pic was made for Uno by our very good friends WeBeesSiameezers
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Thank you Meezers & family!

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"This yummy birthday pic was made for Uno by our very good friends WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 Thank you Meezers & family!"

This sweet pic was made for Uno

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"This sweet pic was made for Uno's KCK Kitty of the Week honor by KIBBLES http://www.catster.com/cats/750290 Thank you very much Kibbles & family!"

This Christmas pic was given to Uno & family by our very good friends WeBeesSiameezers
http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 & family.  Thank you Meezers!

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"This Christmas pic was given to Uno & family by our very good friends WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 & family. Thank you Meezers!"

This bright COTD pic was generously made for Uno by her cool black kitty friend Manytoes ~ DB#120
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Thank you very much Manytoes & family!

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"This bright COTD pic was generously made for Uno by her cool black kitty friend Manytoes ~ DB#120 http://www.catster.com/cats/288075 Thank you very much Manytoes & family!"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Big Harry, My Orange Angel, Patches, Angel Abigail, Angel Zack, Angel Lumi and more!
Ebony
Toby
 

Nicknames:
Chomper, Wild Child

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-disabled -cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 27th 2011

Birthday:
May 3rd 2011

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
Getting her own way

Pet-Peeves:
Being confined

Favorite Toy:
Trackball cords, maybe because they're forbidden!

Favorite Nap Spot:
On my lap

Favorite Food:
Cheese

Skills:
Some of her special skills and qualities are covered in her diary.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Uno's story is told in her diary. Uno's nickname "Chomper" is taken from the baby Tyrannosaurus in the movie Land Before Time II.

Bio:
Uno is the smallest of my cats, the swiftest of my cats, the most determined, the biggest loudmouth, the most creative & ornery intelligent, & her coordination and accuracy amazes me. I can throw a small bit of cheese and she will leap several feet across the room and precisely land with her forepaw right on it (to make sure no other cat can get it). If I give another cat a bit of cheese and the other cat doesn't eat it fast enough, Uno will strike like lightning and have the piece of cheese and be out of reach before the other cat even has a chance to react! Who knows, maybe being one-eyed gives her an advantage!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
We little black kitties RULE!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
3 Letter Game

Thank you to all my friends for your caring & for all my rosettes, hearts, ladybugs, roses, etc you so generously gave to me. Loving purrs to you ALL!

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 27th 2013 More than 1 year!

Stars Given In The Past Month:
Simba (In Memory)


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Nakoma Bush (1996-2011)
Macleod
Pepper
Severian DB #165b
Tilly
Buddy II  *Adopted!*
Dallas
Thor
Linus Lacey's Baboo  DB56
Tigger/ IN LOVING MEMORY
Gleek
In Loving Memory of Gwinn
Tiger Lilly
Faith *Bridge Angel*
Kayleigh ~ Eternally Loved
Isis-Tortie Angel
Harry Connick, Aaron and Cyril
Cotton-Ball
Teddy Bear#2   aka- Ted-D-Bear
Smokey
Davina
Tuesday
Davina
Jane, Lydia & Mary Bennett
Hashbrown Bush (2008-2012)
Pumpkin (Rainbow Bridge)
Cody
Angel Playful  the Empurress
Lady Marie~ 11/8/94-12/10/11
Duffy McDuff
sox
Sarabi Bush
Samantha you will be missed.
Pistachio DB #179b
T-bo (Forever Loved)
Shiloh
Chloe In Loving Memory RIP :(
Sarabi Bush
♥ Cleo ♥
Tonka
Ginger/Adopted
Maggie (I'm Moms Angel Now)
Savvy
littleboy
Kandi
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
Bailey Marie
Icebox (Rainbow Bridge)
Sweet Caroline
Buttons/ADOPTED
Sammy/ADOPTED
Abby/ADOPTED
Rusty/Adopted
Pepper/Adopted
Patches  Rainbow Bridge 10/23/
Scooter ~ Our Angel
Sissy (In Loving Memory)
DIXIE
Chester (In Loving Memory)
Abélard (1994-2008)
George ♥ DB #176B


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1283705

for 627 days


Meet my family
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Uno Happily Irrepressible!


An Expression of Bad Timing

November 19th 2014 12:53 am
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Mom's gotta go again today to have another surgery. Destiny got to go back to Mom's best friend's kennel for another vacation while Mom recuperates. We kitties however, get left out. We have to do without Mom while she's gone. Sure we have Russ staying here to take care of us while Mom is in the hospital, but nobody else is Mom. The best we cats can do is start planning our strategies to show our displeasure over Mom being gone. We already started carrying out some of our strategies to show our displeasure over having Russ instead of Mom as a caretaker. Russ left a big box of miscellaneous small items sitting on a chair in the living room. One of us, I won't say who, I don't want to be a tattle tale neither would I want to incriminate myself!...managed to dump the box and strew its contents across most of the living room. Mom heard the noise and came into the living room. Of course by the time she reached the scene of the crime, we cats had already fled. There wasn't a cat in sight. From our hiding places we watched as Mom picked up the mess and put the things back into the box...that wasn't exactly how we planned things to go. Russ was supposed to have to pick up the mess, not Mom. The timing of the instigator of the crime was off, we struck too early. Problem is, now Mom will warn Russ to keep his things in his room with the door closed so we can't strike his things again. And he missed out on seeing the big mess we made to show our displeasure and we missed out on getting to see his reaction. Oh well, we're sure to make the next few days interesting for him MOL!

 

The Doggy Doo-Doo Show From A Cat's Point of View

November 3rd 2014 4:27 am
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Lately the weather outside has been getting colder, the leaves are falling from the trees, and Mom now has to put on her hoodie when she takes Destiny outside. We kitties are so lucky (or smart!) we never have to go outdoors to relieve ourselves! I don't even know why Mom likes dogs or wants them when she has to go outside in all kinds of weather, no matter how hot, humid, rainy, windy, cold, snowy, uncomfortable, or nasty the weather happens to be; all because of the dog. Then Mom has to stand around out there and wait for Destiny to get down to business and relieve herself. Compared to us kitties, dogs certainly seem to be helpless creatures in some ways! Dogs also seem to have demented taste buds. I can't count the number of times Destiny has snatched or tried to snatch poop out of our litter pans. If she succeeds evading Mom and snatching the poop, Destiny then EATS it. Ugh! Except for mother cats who have young babies and need to keep the nest clean, no self-respecting cat would ever get caught dead eating poop!

On the positive side, Destiny likes us cats. She's even careful not to step on us when she goes through the house. For our part, we cats just make sure Destiny never finds out that when she has to be escorted outside to relieve herself, we like to sit on the cat trees in the windows in the nice comfortable house and laugh at her. Actually we pity her. We don't pity Mom though for having to take her outside because it was Mom's choice to let this dog creature live with us. Poor dog doesn't even know how to use a litter pan. Dogs also don't know how to cover their own waste. (Don't remind me Mom, I know some of us kitties play the "dump and go" game and don't cover our waste either but at least we're smart enough not to let Mom catch those of us who "dump and go" without covering. Actually when the "dump and goers" leave their mess uncovered, there's a few others of us who will disgustedly get in the litter pan and cover the lazy offender's mess because the rest of us don't want to see or smell or take a chance on stepping in it either!)

Now I gotta go..not THAT kind of go! I gotta go grab my favorite spot on the cat tree because Mom's getting ready to take Destiny outside again and I'm not the only kitty here who's in the mood to watch the Destiny doggy doo-doo show. Why do humans want dogs anyway? That's a question we cats still haven't managed to answer.

 

Adjusting to FVS

October 28th 2014 10:13 am
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As time passes, Uno continues to adjust to her Feline Vestibular Syndrome conditiion. She's getting better at jumping up on things without losing her balance. It seems that where jumping up on things is concerned, much of her learning is by trial and error. At least now when she misses her target, she is becoming more and more likely to land on her feet. (It always scares me that she'll hurt herself when she jumps, misses, and fails to land on her feet although so far, even when she doesn't land on her feet she hasn't hurt herself. I catch her whenever I can.)

One big thing I've noticed about Uno's FVS, besides the head tilt, is that (hopefully temporarily) it's changed her personality. She's more nervous and anxious in her relationships with the other cats. Unless, she's lying down, when other cats get too close to her she gets agitated and smacks at them. I suspect she's afraid they'll knock her off balance. So far, since developing FVS, instead of playing with the other cats, Uno prefers to play with inanimate objects and my hands. She likes to lie down in my lap and bat at my hands, grab them with her forepaws, and then bite them. When she bites them, she totally inhibits her bite, never putting any real pressure on my fingers at all.

I hope Uno becomes more at ease with the other cats again and that she'll reach a point where she feels able to resume being her former self, at least enough to be able to play with the other cats again. (While typing this I had more feline help than I needed! Uno pulled the plug on my laptop and as soon as I'd plugged it back in, Jag turned off the surge protector at which point Gabriel obligingly walked across the keyboard!)

 
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