Austin Valentino loving memory

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Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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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)

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Nothing But The BEST

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The Last Forum I Posted In:
Diabetes glucose monitor

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I've Been On Catster Since:
April 14th 2005 More than 11 years!

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One year has gone by.....

December 17th 2014 6:53 am
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Well, here I am amongst the angels including my Grandpa, my beloved brother Jasper as well as Bandit, Bengal and my Uncle Muffins.....It seems great here but I still miss my Mama especially because I know she misses me still so much....It has been a year and 12 days since that unexpected fateful day when I had my last seizure that forced my family to help send me along to this beautiful place....I did get to spend 16 years and 10 months with my Mama which we BOTH appreciated but you know...there is NEVER enough time to spend together....not sure if I didn't have diabetes if I may have lived many more years...I mean I didn't die from that disease but I wonder if because my immune system was compromised it made way for other things ....we will never know the WHY. I was perfectly fine the day before....did all of my usual as you will see either in one of my other diary entries or in my brother Sydney's diary....but then out of nowhere....boom...I was found unconscience and once rushed to my wonderful Vet who cancelled all morning appts to try and make me better...he worked for 3 hours until he knew he couldn't stop my seizing at which time he told my parents they really needed to think about letting me go.....My Mommy just fell apart and was stunned by this was not a diabetic seizure....the Dr. felt it was something that went haywire in my brain and no one could pin point the reason....whatever the reason I know I was loved so much...even by my Vet Dr. Napier who said a prayer over me before I was helped to the bridge....and he even shed a few tears for me......I had a great life of indoor as well as outdoor fun....I used to love to sit on the outdoor table beside my Mama to keep her company while she worked. I also so loved it when the warm breeze blew upon my face...I would tilt my face toward the wind and close my eyes to fully experience this wonderful was Heaven on Earth....I miss you my family and especially you Mama....and I know your heart still cries for me........One day we will all be together again....meantime I will hang out with my buddy Jasper and play play play!!!
Your loving Austin Valentino....


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"

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