Fluffy


Maine Coon/Breed Unknown
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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
Demon

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

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 24th 2008

Birthday:
June 17th 2006

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
Food, treats

Pet-Peeves:
Humans, having his paws touched

Favorite Toy:
We have playing! Fluff loves his mousie toy.

Favorite Nap Spot:
My bed

Favorite Food:
Used to be tuna gooshyfood, but he's gone off that lately

Skills:
Survival, extreme intelligence

Dwells:
indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
I met Fluff in mid-2008. He was an Alpha Feral who stalked me for entering his territory (my backyard) just as he stalked every other cat. I stupidly tried to pet him a week or so later, albeit with leather welding gloves on. He tore through those gloves like they were nothing, so I have some nice scars. My father insisted I trap him and "get rid of him," so I trapped him and called animal control, though it broke my heart to do so. The next day, I was at the shelter, in tears, begging to adopt him. It took a week for them to agree and I had to sign my life away (dangerous animal form - if he hurt anyone, I was at fault), but I got my Fluff. He was very sick after a week in quarantine with sick cats and nearly died, but he pulled through. We bonded as I took care of him and he allowed me to pet his head for the first time. For the next 4+ years, he was mostly an outside semi-feral with no intention of being an inside kitty. He's had a few injuries that didn't impact his wishes for more than a week at a time - until May 2013. Being semi-feral, he hid his sprained hind leg from me for awhile, but I got him to the vet. He's been inside ever since. There seems to be permanent damage to the leg (he can walk and trot fine, but picks it up while trying to run), so there's no way I'm letting him out. He's adapted quite well and now sleeps on my bed and gives me kisses, sometimes on the cheek. He just played for the first time tonight (9.14.2013) and I was nearly in tears to see this cat, whose life had been about survival only, actually play. Fluff is my best friend, possibly reincarnated but that's another story. My other cats are like my children, but Fluff has never needed another soul. I thank Nature, the fates, whatever's out there for leading him to me. I'm the one who needs him.

Bio:
Fluff is the father and grandfather of an army of kittens that he took under his paw and cared for. He's the best kitty father I've ever seen.

Lives Remaining:
5 of 9

Forums Motto:
Fluffy for World Domination!

I've Been On Catster Since:
September 15th 2013

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1307624


Meet my family
TweakPyro

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So my human found this site and...


I am annoyed. Very annoyed.

June 26th 2014 6:29 pm
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The human took me back to the vet today. My nose has a swollen bit in one side again. It's a... "localized infection." I have had this off and on for months. The pills do not work, but the vet says I look better than I did a couple months ago. You know, back when he cut my nose open! I don't like this at all. I want to go outside. The white cats get to go outside and the alpha, Pyro, taunts me from the window. Of course, he wants into my room and I want out and the human will listen to neither of us! Appalling. Of course, if I was anywhere near him, I would have to claw his annoying little eyeballs out. This is why the human won't let us be around each other. What? It's only been 6 years that I've known them! I am as antisocial as my human. I can put up with them if there is a door or screen between us. They're so very irritating, with their whining and wanting "cuddles." But I rule here. Fine, maybe it's because the human is worried. Or maybe it's because I can control her mind. Hehehe. Er, I mean... Mwahahaha!!

Meh. I'm tired. I'm going under the bed to get away from the world.

 

Not so great news...

June 24th 2014 8:44 pm
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Fluff's human again here.

Fluff has recently been diagnosed with FIV after having sniffles for a couple of months. He was on antibiotics for 3 weeks to combat ear and nose infections. That was only a couple of weeks ago and he's back to sneezing and it sounds like he's wheezing in his sleep. It looks like he'll be one of the 30% that has chronic upper respiratory infections, probably viral. The little snot won't take his NutriCal or his treats with vitamins, so I need to figure out some way to get added vitamins into him, as well as to boost his immune system.

Other than that, he seems fine. He's alert when he's awake and is eating and drinking, though not as much as I'd like. I read that the average lifespan for cats is 3-5 years from diagnosis. I don't know what to do in order to make his quality of life better, longer. He is my top priority and I'm perfectly willing to put the rest of my life on hold for him.

He's 8 today (or somewhere around today), which is a miracle considering his previous feralness... but in my mind, he's only 8. I want him to stay with me forever and I hate seeing even these minor instances that tell me he's got limited time left, even though we all do. He's been purely an inside cat since May '13 and doesn't like it much at all. He *really* doesn't like it when I leave him alone for any length of time, which isn't like him, so of course I'm paranoid that he's feeling worse than he's letting on.

Thank you everyone for his gifts! He loves the attention, though he'll never admit it.

 

Fluff's human stopping by again..

January 13th 2014 2:00 am
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To say that the Demon plays now! He loves his mousie toy and is scratching his scratchie thing instead of the furniture. He's settling in as a house cat really well. Not sure he's ever going to get along with Tweak and Pyro, so I've had to keep them separated. Tweak and Pyro get to go outside during the day, but Fluff is stuck inside - there seems to be some permanent damage to his hind leg. He can walk and "trot" just fine, but he's not so good at running. The twins like to sit outside of my bedroom window (where Fluff is) and bug him. There's been no hissing or growling when I'm in between them, but at their ages plus having two alpha males (Fluff and Pyro), I doubt they'll ever been buddies.

As of this writing, Fluff is snoring on the bunk above me. He caught an upper respiratory infection about a month ago and seems to still have some sniffles. Then again, so do I. Gotta love cold and flu season.

P.S. All of the boys and I thank everyone for their lovely gifts!

 
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