Age: 16 Years Sex: Male Weight: 16 lbs.
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Boo Boo Kitty, Aussie-Bossy, Mouser, Binky, "Awe"-stin, Baby-kin, Binky
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February 8th 1997
running up and down trees and sleeping in the sun getting brushes
Our other cat Sydney, being disturbed when all comfy cozey
a mechanical mouse that goes in circles in a round plastic disc and his self brush post
Favorite Nap Spot:
My lap, the computer chair, the bed, the desk by the window, the work out bench, laundry basket
Shrimpie shrimpie and more shrimpie also likes 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
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.
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Diabetes glucose monitor
loves to curl up by my head at "beddy-by" time and lay his paw across my hand.
funny things he does:
He will take his paw and poke my arm or shoulder or even my leg when he wants something from me. He also will become quite vocal if I forgot to give him his nightly shrimp snack. Loves to drink out of a drinking glass so he has 3 of them that are his throughout the house..and he knows they are his...never ever leave them empty or he will let you know. He is such a funny thing especially in his older years. Love him so much!
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October 30th 2009 9:28 pm
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There they go again calling me that wierd nickname-Boo Boo Kitty...now I have to hear that all day.....BOO BOO---
Well I do have to say that I have had my diabetes now for nearly 2 years and that Vet guy they take me to said that I must be so loved as he has never seen a cat with my level of diabetes make such a fast turn-around...I am at a healthy weight and my meowmy calls me "bright-eyes" again. Meowmy just told me ...again... that I was Boo-tiful....oh brother.
If they loved me so much why don't they get rid of that stupid Sydney..I sure wish my brother Jasper were still alive...life was so much better then...for all of us...plus we could form a barrier against Sydney.....why do my "Purr-ents" think he is so special...he is just a plain old suck-up....I can't stand "Smoozers". Ugh.
August 14th 2008 2:23 pm
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August 14, 2008
Well here I am the shrinking violet. I went from a nice healthy 16.5 pounds down to 12.4 pounds in less than a year. I have been getting insulin shots twice per day since Feb. of this year. Finally I was starting to get a little better with 6 units twice per day with my PZI insulin only to find out that it is no longer being made...so I was switched to Vetsulin and am the first cat patient at my vet's place to make the change...but I think I have regressed a bit and prob. will have to take even more insulin. This has been a real bummer and frankly I am tired of being tested and poked twice a day....I wish that I could be diabetes free or that there was a better way and less expensive way to control this. I sure miss my buddy Jasper. That is all for today. Austin
February 10th 2008 6:23 pm
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Today, Feb. 8 2008 is my birthday. I am 11 years old and feeling a bit down.
I still hate that big black thing ...Sydney that my parent's insisted on bringing into the house because "they felt sorry for him" and I still miss my best friend and companion Jasper. I was soooo happy when he was here..we spent 8.5 wonderful years together....but now still stuck with Sydney and no Jasper. So, what could poss. be worse? How about that I started losing weight and my parent's were so worried about me they took me to the guy who sticks needles in me once a year. Well, guess what ...I have diabetes and don't know how I got it. I am a large cat but was never told that I was overweight. In fact last July the needle sticking guy told my Mommy that I was in perfect health and perfect weight. Now we have to go back to needle sticking guy so he can teach my parent's how to stick needles into me twice per day forever and ever.....I am going to ask Mommy to ask other people if there is anything she can do to make all of this easier on me and her too. She is scared and I am upset. Well, have to go nap now. Thank you for listening. Austin Valentino
p.s. what a great b-day this year. haha
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