Lucy Liu


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

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"This luscious pic was made for Lucy Liu's birthday by by our good friends WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 Thank you very much Meezers & family!"

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Age: 4 Years   Sex: Female
This Merry Christmas pic was made for Lucy

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"This Merry Christmas pic was made for Lucy's Gotcha Day Anniversary by our good friend ♥Friday♥ http://www.catster.com/cats/493080 Thank you very much Friday & family!"

This elegant pic was made for Lucy

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"This elegant pic was made for Lucy's Gotcha Day Anniverary by our good friends WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 Thank you very much Meezers & family!"

This sweet pic was made for Lucy

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"This sweet pic was made for Lucy's DDP & the KCK group by Tabatha, Dreamette #19 http://www.catster.com/cats/1178081 Thank you very much Tabatha & family!"

This dreamy pic was made for Lucy

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"This dreamy pic was made for Lucy's DDP & the KCK group by Jameson- DIT #26! http://www.catster.com/cats/1210390 Thank you very much Jameson & family!"

This sweet DDP pic was made for Lucy by our good friends WeBeesSiameezers
http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147
Thank you very much Meezers!

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"This sweet DDP pic was made for Lucy by our good friends WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147 Thank you very much Meezers!"

This pretty pic was made for Lucy

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"This pretty pic was made for Lucy's DDP by our good friend Manytoes ~ DB #120 http://www.catster.com/cats/288075 Thank you Manytoes & family for all you do for us & other kitties!"

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Special Gift Box:
Ebony
The family of Smokey, Gizmo, Blue, Zoom, White Tail and more!
 

Nicknames:
Lucy, Lucy Loudmouth, Meowth

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-disabled -cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
December 4th 2012

Birthday:
January 5th 2010

Coloration:
Spotted Tabby

Likes:
Having her neck and head scratched

Pet-Peeves:
Necessary restraint and anyone messing with her right rear leg or foot

Favorite Toy:
catnip mice

Favorite Nap Spot:
The foot of my bed or the shelf at the top of the biggest cat tree

Favorite Food:
Pounce kitty treats

Skills:
Survival!

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
The story of how I became guardian of Lucy Liu is told in her diary. Lucy is an interestingly marked cat because she has distinctive spots of the spotted tabby yet she also has some stripes like a mackerel tabby. Although she is a brown tabby, she has a lot of silver in her coat.

Bio:
Lucy's come a long way from the little cat with the broken pelvis and the right hindleg that stretched stiffly out in front of her that she was unable to flex, a consequence of peripheral nerve damage on that side. When she first came, the muscles in her right rear leg were wasted away nearly to nothing. She got around by dragging her rear and flopping herself into her bed and litter pan etc. She couldn't sit or stand. Now her pelvis has healed, her peripheral nerves continue to heal, she's regained a good bit of muscle in her right rear, she's able to put a bit of weight on that leg and use it to some extent, and her overall condition has improved so much since she first came here even the vet remarked about it!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Never Underestimate a Special Kitty!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
I fell 80 feet off of our 8th floor balcony and I survive

Lucy Liu came to me December 4, 2012. On the morning of March 15, 2013 Lucy Liu sat in a semi-normal sitting position for the very first time since she came. On March 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm, Lucy Liu stood on all four legs for the very first time since she came!

Thank you Catster for the tremendous honors of Lucy Liu's DDPs & her DOTD. I hope her story will inspire owners of other cats with similar injuries to give them a chance at life those cats need & deserve.

7-1-13 Lucy Liu has now "officially" reached a point where as one commenter so aptly put it,"Every pot has a lid." It became a matter of where the psychological disadvantages of further physical therapy are greater than the possible gains might be. Lucy is able to walk, jump up on/climb things, etc in spite of the curled toes limiting her usage of her right rear leg. It is still possible her nerve damage may heal further on its own.

Thank you to everyone for your DOTD & DDP pics, your rosettes, treats, special gifts, Pawmails etc, & for your caring, thoughtfulness & appreciation of Lucy Liu & her diary.

A Catster glitch caused all the captions, pic acknowledgements etc, on Lucy's photos to disappear. I apologize.

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 13th 2013 More than 1 year!

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littleboy
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Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
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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
Gwendolyn
Simon Got His Wings
Terri
Minerva Jade
Drew/Adopted
T.K. (In loving memory)
King Shadow
Zorro ~ at the Rainbow Bridge
Miss Elizabeth Bennett
Saber
Ridley
T-Coco/Adopted
GRAZIE
Purrseus
Joules
Bella
Napoleon (R.I.P.)
Baxter
Lucy Rose
Vern ~ sweet angel
Al Hirt
Monida
Faithe
Bob
Louis LeBeau- Cherished Angel
Yolo
Shadow
Carson/ADOPTED
Gypsy Belle - In Loving Memory
 Nekko
♥Tayla♥
Dusty the Puppycat *DLM*
Tanner - My Kiss-Kiss Angel
Setzer - Oct 1998 to July 2010
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Taylor ♥ Angel Dreamgirl
Tigger ~ Loved Forever
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Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1285616

for 606 days


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Lucy Liu Against All Odds


Doing Well, Enjoying Freedom, & Conning Mom!

October 28th 2014 10:28 am
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Hi! Lucy Liu here, enjoying my freedom of having the run of the house. I'm doing very well now. My stools aren't solid yet, but at least they're firm enough that I'm able to control them and make sure they end up in the litter pan. I don't enjoy getting my every-two-weeks shot but I guess it's a small price to pay for freedom. Otherwise, I'm doing well, in spite of the effects of the nerve damage to my right rear and the toe curl. I can jump up on things as well as a cat with four good legs. I can also outrun Mom as well as a cat with four good legs, MOL!

The one thing I can't do as well as cats with four good legs is scratch the right side of my neck. My coat, although short, tends to get a bit matted on the right side of my neck. Mom said she never realized that cats use their hind feet to groom their necks and other places their tongues and front feet cannot reach, until my inability to scratch the right side of her neck called this fact to her attention. However, I've managed to solve this problem too. I simply con Mom into scratching the right side of my neck or grooming it with out with her flea comb!

 

Shot Day

October 4th 2014 5:01 pm
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Uh oh! I saw on Mom's calender where today is the day I have to get my steroid shot again. Every two weeks I have to get this shot and I don't like it. I know, I know, it only takes seconds for me to get my shot, but it stings because it has to go into the muscle. Shots under the skin don't sting like a shot in the muscle does. I also know my freedom in the house depends on my having this shot. For some reason, Mom objects to my having diarrhea around the house even though it's not like much space gets dirty because the house is big. When I had diarrhea around the house, Mom got all dramatic and hauled out the steam cleaner and then I had to stay in jail until she and the vet tried this steroid shot which controls it well enough that I'm able to consistently make it to the litter pan. My stools aren't that solid yet, but at least I haven't had any more diarrhea accidents around the house. The good thing about this is that I've been able to stay out of kitty jail and keep my freedom in the house. I don't want to go back to jail but the price of freedom is having to get my shot. I'm torn between the urge to hide and the realization that I need my shot to keep my freedom. I know! I'll hide under the couch but leave my tail sticking out a little bit. That way I can at least make it a bit more challenging for Mom to find me and give me my shot.

A few minutes later....Ow! Mom found me. Within a few seconds, it's over. The shot has been administered. Woo Hoo! Two more weeks of freedom before shot day comes again!

 

Freedom Again at Last

September 18th 2014 6:47 am
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After months of being caged due to uncontrollable diarrhea (explosive diarrhea at that, so loud sometimes that the humans could hear it two rooms away!), Mom and the vet finally found a steroid that controls my diarrhea well enough that I can be free in the house again and still make it to the litter pan in time. The steroid is called Depo-Medrol and I have to get a shot of it every two weeks. Now I don't particularly like injections, but it's worth it to have my freedom back.

I have inflammatory bowel disease, also sometimes called Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not a single disease, but rather a group of chronic gastrointestinal disorders caused by an infiltration of inflammatory cells into the walls of a cat’s gastrointestinal tract. The infiltration of cells thickens the wall of the gastrointestinal tract and disrupts the intestine’s ability to function properly.
See
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resour ces/brochure_ibd.cfm
for more information on IBD.

I hope my IBD stays under control now so I can continue being free in the house. I've been having a lot of fun lately doing sneaky little things I'm really not supposed to do, such as sitting on top of the microwave oven. When Mom told me to get down, I tried to tell her I'm just making up for lost time!

 
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