Austin Valentino loving memory

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Home:Westlake, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:

Boo-Key,Sweetie-Peatie ,Boo Boo Kitty, Aussie-Bossy, Mouser, Binky, "Awe"-stin, Baby-kin, Binky

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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

Gotcha Date:
March 25th 1997

February 8th 1997

Blue Smoke

running up and down trees and sleeping in the sun getting brushes

Our other cat Sydney, being disturbed when all comfy cozey

Favorite Toy:
a mechanical mouse that goes in circles in a round plastic disc and his self brush post

Favorite Nap Spot:
My lap, Jasper's lounge chair which became Austin's lounge chair outside under the huge Maple tree, the picnic table,the computer chair, the corner of the big couch on the left side, the bed, the desk by the window, the work out bench, laundry basket

Favorite Food:
Shrimpie shrimpie and more shrimpie also likes"milky", cantelope, watermelon and will destroy anything to get into the English Muffins and Angel Food Cake

He is a great hunter and the fastest runner I have ever seen-I swear he is part Cheetah

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
My beloved cat Bandit had died tragically and I was devasted. A woman I knew told me about a litter of kittens that were born to a feral cat on the "poor" side of town where a couple had brought the whole family into their home until they were old enough to leave their mother and go to the POUND. I went to see the kittens when they were only 3 weeks old and in that litter was this very headstrong, brave little kitten who looked like a little white bellied and gray mouse....he was adorable and we told the people that when he was old enough we would take him home. They decided to send the kittens to the pound when they were barely 5 weeks old and so we hurried to their house and took the little cutie and he has now been with us for 10 years.

Austin is a very bright cat--and very regal. He has been a bit depressed since we now have two more members of the family-cats and he feels that he has been knocked off of his pedastal--but that is far from the truth. He is the only one who gets shrimp for treats and he always gets first dibs on my lap. As time went by--and not too much time he and Jasper became great buddies. Many a night they fly through the rooms taking turns chasing each other and then grooming each other. Jasper tho has a bad habit of biting Austin in the neck if Austin is taking too long at the "water cup" or is getting too much attention from me. They sleep together and have known each other since Austin was 16 weeks and Jasper was 6 weeks. Now if ONLY we could get him to not be afraid and angry with Sydney. Austin is a beautiful cat and we love him dearly. He also was the cover page of our city newspaper when he was a kitten. He won the cutest pet contest!! (which happens to be the photo of him looking into the mirror. Celebrity suits his purrsonality. UPDATE: Austin lost his buddy and partner from kittenhood, Jasper Juno in a terrible accident on Sept. 27,2005. They have been together for a little over 8 years. I am sure that Austin misses his buddy (aka-parnter in crime) as he keeps going back to the same place that he last saw his furry brother. I am soooo distraught not only in my own grief but for how Austin must be feeling. The death of his "brother" has left a huge void in all of our lives and most especially Austin. It is the end of some of the most wonderful memories. (Jasper Juno was his very best friend)

Forums Motto:
Nothing But The BEST

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Diabetes glucose monitor

Best Friend:

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 14th 2005 More than 9 years!

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Aragorn (In Memory)

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Jasper Juno
(in loving
Sydney RomeoBandit H. (in
loving memory)
Bengal (in
loving memory)

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Feeling blue

The Sadness Continues my sweet Austin!

December 21st 2013 7:24 am
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Two weeks and two days since you have been gone and nothing is better….even Sydney looks around for you and I think out of respect he doesn't sit/nap in any of your spots even though when you were here he would sneak and take over your favorite napping places just to annoy you. Christmas is coming and no one feels in the holiday mood around here…with you not here it just is another day! :( This would have been your 16th Christmas with me/us and I will miss how you loved to open your presents and eat the fresh shrimp I would steam for you. (lol-I remember when you were in your younger days and would try to get to the beer bottle at the holidays….I think you just had that nose for yeast) We do have wonderful memories of you but that isn't enough to soften the blow of you not being here my little sweetie petie….God, I really hope that there is a heaven that you and Jasper are running around in….Missing you terribly!! Love, Mama


A week and 2 days have now passed by……

December 14th 2013 8:18 am
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Well a week and 2 days have now passed by and the heartache is getting worse not better.
Try as I may as Austin's Mama (even talking to him in places where he once napped and hung out) I can't find real comfort….even memories are not comforting right now…just painfully sad that he isn't here doing what he loved and loving what he did. I have lost fur children before and all were much younger then Austin when they passed….and they did pass tragically not from old age or health issues….so you would think that I would thank my lucky starts that I got to have a somewhat full life with Austin…..but for now I can't even find much comfort in that. (Plus I think he was still too young to go….and I though my Vet and about everyone else told me that there was nothing I could have done to save him or prevent what happened….I still can't comprehend how does one go 5 hours after he was perfectly fine?) I suppose that same question could apply to our fellow humans too…one minute they are enjoying life and the next they are gone without explanation. I saw this really cool poem and thought I would copy paste it here….guess you can't copy paste this particular piece so I will type it:

WE MISS YOU (Austin Valentino)

"Our hearts still ache
with sadness and
many tears still flow
What it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know

We hold you close
with in our hearts,
and there you will remain.
To walk with us
throughout our lives
Until we meet again"


6 Days have gone by since I left

December 11th 2013 8:03 am
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Today I am writing as myself (Austin Valentino aka. BooBoo Kitty plus a ton of other cute nicknames) I am a little confused here at the bridge…My Mama doesn't understand how it so happened that I was fine the day before and then gone….and frankly neither can I….I am in search of my best friend Jasper and my Grandpa (Mama's Dad) cuz she whispered in my ear before I took my last breath to find them so I could be happy. I am not happy because I see Mama either crying, walking around like a Zombie or hugging that Sydney whom I never did learn to like tho he did attempt to befriend me somewhat….he was so annoying tho…I would find a great nap spot and next thing you know he would snag it! Near the end of my life he even tried to take my coveted spot on the couch next to Mama but she loved me so much she would kiss (yuck) Sydney and move him to what she called his special chair so I could jump up and be in my spot.
I can't write long today as I really need to find those I love that are already here but just needed to make a note that my heart breaks too seeing my Mama and even Papa crying for me.
Mama did call my kind hearted Vet because she was so confused and felt that she should have tried just one more thing to keep me around…and she felt like she helped me to leave prematurely ….she didn't really understand the whole process cuz she never had done it before. My Vet being the wonderful person he is calmed her fears and talked to her for a long time going over my whole health history so that Mama could see that my last days were here tho she couldn't see it cuz I was still begging for my Shrimpie and doing all of my usual things…like putting my paw on her hand so we could hold hands while we watched tv…. but you see along with Diabetes for 6 years and my aging there were things that weren't so visible and even if we had found out for sure I had a brain tumor or that my slow growing cancerous lump wasn't so slow growing or if indeed I might have had intestinal cancer instead of IBS and found out exactly why I had developed a 3rd level heart murmur my vet said would she really have wanted at my age to cut me open and hope they could remove the bad things…which would not have been a guarantee that I would be better….I am glad she didn't do that as my last days would have been miserable had I even made it through those surgeries! She did have an ultra sound done on me in the summer as stomach cancer was suspected due to my losing weight and so on…but luckily I did not have that horrible thing. So instead she let me do and have anything I wanted whenever I wanted it tho I still had to have that annoying Diabetes shot twice a day and then 5 months ago I had to take low dose Prednesone at night…which I liked that liquid stuff it tasted so good…that is until two nights before I left…I tried to refuse it…not sure why I did that but I just didn't want to take it and they made me take it… was supposed to help me keep my weight up and if I had cancer to help with that too. If I ever repeat myself in my diary it is only because I keep thinking of the same things over and over at times.
Well I better go for now…I will write again!! Kisses and Hugs, Austin

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