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:
The family of ♥Buddy♥ My Angel, ♥Friday DB #170♥, Bobbie - In Loving Memory, ♥Bijou♥ , ♥Bailey♥
The family of ♥ Tony ♥ , ♥ Anna ♥ , ♥ Greystone ♥ , ♥ Sammy ♥, ♥ Stormy ♥  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:
Crating My Cat (PLEASE RESPOND) Thanks! :D

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!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Daisy/Adopted
Mojo Blackbear
Family - In Loving Memory
Mouse
Vinny (DIT #21)
Snow the Kitten - DIT#30
Minerva Jade
~Avail~  02/14/00 - 09/17/13
Charlie and Girls
Tick, the next  saga
 Griswold II DIT#57
Lottie Ua Cellaigh
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


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1285616

for 565 days


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Angel
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Angel Chloe
(8-16-98/9-16-
14)
Angel Heather
(3-26-99/8-22-
14

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Lucy Liu Against All Odds


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!

 

Thank you! Hard to Believe It's Been a Year Already!

December 6th 2013 10:26 am
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I would like to thank everyone for your rosettes and pawmails and the beautiful pics you gave me for my Gotcha Day Anniversary. It's hard to believe I've been here a year already. I've sure come a long way since that day a year ago when my owner wanted to call animal control to come take me and euthanize me because I had been hit by a car at least 2 weeks earlier, couldn't walk, and didn't die from being hit and Angie, my owner's helper, stepped in and said she knew someone that might take me so I didn't have to be put down. Thankfully my owner agreed to let Angie make the phone call, my now forever Mom agreed to take me, and here I am, alive and well. I've learned how to compensate for my residual nerve damage and curled toes of my right rear leg and Mom says I do well. When I want to run really fast, I just lift my right rear leg off the ground and fly on my three good legs.

Mom's learned to scratch the right side of my neck for me because with my curled toes, I can't scratch very well with my right rear foot. I've got Mom well trained to scratch me!

My favorite place to lay is in a cat bed on the foot of Mom's bed. My other favorite place to be is under Mom's bed. I can get under the bed really fast if I see Mom coming with anything that resembles my steroid pill. Mom hasn't been giving me steroids lately because mysteriously, my stools are usually formed now and I only occasionally have puddle stools. Nobody, not even the vet, really knows what the cause of my diarrhea is but at least now it's only occasional. If it starts to become frequent again, Mom says I'll have to go back on steroids. I'm hoping it stays better. I hate the process of being pilled. It's not the pill I hate, it's the process. Mom said if I have to go on steroids again, she may see if she can get an injectible steroid for me since I hate being pilled so much.

Thanks again to everyone for all your appreciation of me and my diary and for all your caring, gifts, stars, rosettes, pawmails, and positive comments you've given me over this past year. Headbutts and purrs to you all!

 

How Great It Is!

October 27th 2013 10:55 pm
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How great it is to be free! Right now there's nothing more pleasant I can think of than laying on Mom's lap while she scratches behind my right ear, my head, and the right side of my neck. It's very hard for me to scratch my right side myself because of my curled toes problem. Until that $%&! dog interrupts things, I'm going to stay right here on Mom's lap. Keep scratching Mom, you won't interrupt my typing.

When Mom first sprung me from kitty jail, I hid under her bed thinking that as long as she didn't see me, she wouldn't put me back in jail. Then Mom told me that as long as I consistently make it to the litter and don't leave any poo puddles anywhere else AND that if/when I have to go back on my steroid again I'll let her pill me without running/hiding/fighting, I can stay free. Sure Mom, right now I'm so happy I'm willing to agree to whatever you say!

 
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