Uno


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

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"Seeing double-Uno & Polly"

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Age: 3 Years   Sex: Female
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
http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147
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!"

This cute pic was generously made for Uno

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"This cute pic was generously made for Uno's Gotcha Day Anniversary by our good (& talented) friends WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 Thank you Meezers for all you so generously do for other kitties and their families!!!"

This Gotcha Day Anniversary photo was made for Uno by our very good friends WeBeesSiameezers
http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147
Thank you Meezers & family!

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"This Gotcha Day Anniversary photo was made for Uno by our very good friends WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 Thank you Meezers & family!"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Midnight - DG #9, Popeye, Samantha you will be missed.  and Peanut
The family of Mac, Ivy, Legolas (Legaly)-Forever Loved, Zander, Zoey
The family of MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A, Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9, SAM Dreamboat In Training #23 and MALLEE DG# 22
WeBeesSiameezers
 

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!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Emerald Rose
Jessy
Talia * In Loving Memory *
Linus Lacey's Baboo  DB56
GAGA
Meeko Bush
Beepers
Mia
Bowser
Puffin
Bo ♥(you were so loved)
Olle/ in Loving Memory
Makana ~ D.I.T. #48
SABRINA
Joey
Rosie
REANAN
Bondi
stranger
Sara
Ko 1994-2012
Hiro
Roxy/Adopted
Sophia/Adopted
Buddy/ In loving Memory
Josie


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1283705

for 561 days


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Angel
Polly(5-3-13/7
-15-14)

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Uno Happily Irrepressible!


Uno Makes Her Point

September 8th 2014 5:57 pm
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Uno's decided she's ready to be released from her crate tonight. When I went to clean her crate, I put her on the bed as I usually do. This time instead of staying there as she usually does, Uno went and climbed a shelf that's behind her crate and proceeded to crawl across some old computers sitting on that shelf until she reached the very back corner of it. Wisely (or aggravatingly for me) she picked a spot to hide where it will be difficult for me to extract her from. There she lay on top of the computer in the back corner, giving me a very self-satisfied look.

I decided to go back to my original task, that of cleaning Uno's crate. Uno has been very busy in her crate. Due to her handiwork, there is no piece of cardboard or paper left in her crate any larger than the size of a dollar bill. Most of the cardboard and paper has been shredded to the approximate size of a fifty-cent piece or smaller. Uno dumped about half of her litter on the floor and mixed it with what remained of the contents of her water dish. Then she stuffed a bunch of the torn paper into her litter pan on top of the litter that remained in there. She also had taken what little remained of the food in her dish and sprinkled it across the top of the mess. When I asked her what she thought she was doing, she told me this was the recipe for her "crate trasher pie."

All things considered, I decided to let Uno have her way and her freedom of the house, provided of course that she's able to get around okay. Judging from her abilities demonstrated in her escape to the corner, I think she most likely is going to exercise good judgment in compensating for her condition. Uno you've made your point...and then some!

 

Thanks and an Update

September 8th 2014 2:33 pm
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I just found out today that Uno was a DDP on 8-31-14. I hadn't been able to load my Catster Community Page, Diary Central,or my cats profiles for the last several days until today due to the Catster 503 error flea. Thank you Catster Diary Person for honoring Uno with a DDP and thank you to all Uno's friends for your thoughts and wishes.

Uno's condition is improving. She's not falling over so much now. She also seems to be beginning to understand and work with the limitations of her condition. Today I had her out on the bed and she made a dash toward the edge to leap off of it. Before I could stop her, she put on the brakes at the edge, looked down, then slowly got down off the bed. As I watched she walked, swaying like a drunk, through the living room. She fell over twice before reaching her goal, the front room. Upon reaching the front room, she ate a few bites out of one of the food bowls, then returned to the bedroom. She looked up, started to try to jump up onto the bed, thought better of it, then reached out and climbed up the side of the bed. If Uno continues showing improvement physically and in her judgment about not trying to do things she can't physically do yet, I might soon be able to let her out of the crate again. That, I know she'll be glad about.

 

Uno Battles Feline Vestibular Syndrome

August 30th 2014 11:57 am
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Yesterday Uno made a second visit to the vet where she was officially diagnosed with idiopathic feline vestibular syndrome. Idiopathic means the cause is unknown. The vet put Uno on a steroid to see if it might help her. She also put Uno on an antibiotic as a precaution because Uno had a slightly runny nose and steroids depress the immune system. If the runny nose was caused by a bacterial problem, the steroid depressing the immune system could cause it to get worse, hence the need for a cover antibiotic too.

This link:
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/vestibular syndrome.cfm
has excellent information on the condition.

"The clinical signs of this mysterious disorder may be seen in both male and female cats of any age or breed. A generally healthy and typically agile cat suddenly seems to be having trouble getting up on all four legs and maintaining its balance. The animal eventually manages to stand, but its appearance is startling. Although its vision seems to be all right, its head is oddly tilted to one side, and its eyes dart back and forth wildly. And after taking a few steps, it abruptly lists to one side and tips over again."

To me its so ironic that Uno was smitten by this condition because she was my most coordinated athletic cat. Uno does not show the nystagmatus (eyes darting back and forth) sign of the syndrome. She does have a head tilt to the right and tends to fall to the right. Otherwise, she's in good condition. She has to be confined to a crate for her own safety, a situation she definitely does not appreciate. I do allow her out on the bed or floor under supervision to make sure she doesn't try to jump up or do anything else that might cause her to hurt herself. She expresses her displeasure at being crated by trashing the crate, tearing up the newspapers that line the crate, tipping over her food dish, etc. However, there is a positive side to this behavior-at least she feels good enough to do it!

The information I've read on the web about feline vestibular syndrome claims that a cat will recover from it. The vet says some cats do recover from it but that others simply learn how to compensate for it. Hopefully Uno will be one of those that recover from it. If not, I'm sure she will learn to compensate for it. She's already proven herself adept at winning over adversity in her life.

 
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