Sydney Romeo

American Shorthair/Breed Unknown
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Home:Westlake, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:

Sea Sea Rider,Baby Sea,Syddy-boo, Siddy, Lover-monkey, smoozer, Syd, Mr. Sydney, big baby, big bear,tubby bubby,Mr. Congeniality

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

August 13th 1999


Protecting the homestead from other cats, playing, slobbering and purring

My other two cats

Favorite Toy:
Anything that moves

Favorite Nap Spot:
Wherever anyone else has been sitting --the other cat's spots, my spot etc.

Favorite Food:
Anything that is "real" food

We have Christmas bells hanging on our door knob that we leave out all year now because Sydney rings them when he wants to go outside.

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Sydney is the ultimate smoozer. He started hanging around a good year before we adopted him. He was so ragged, scarred and malnutritioned. He had this huge head and skinny body. His fur was matted and dull but he was sooo loveable. He would jump into your lap and put a paw on either side of your neck and lay his big head against our cheeks and purr like there was no tomorrow. A true little suck-up/Romeo. Hey, who could we had him neutered and got his shots and now he lives with us and has for the past 4 years...which is not a treat for my other two cats. They despise him. Austin is afraid of him and Jasper sort of tolerates him. It is sooo sad.

Well, Syd does have an annoying and smelly prob. He sprays IN the house and it is awful. We have tried everything but drugs to stop this habit--even the vet doesn't know what to do. Hey, if anyone reads this and has any suggestions we are open to them. Besides that Sydney is a very lovable cat. My favorite song that my "maw maw" sings to me when she and I do "huggies": "Baby I love my sweet Sydney.........."

Lives Remaining:
6 of 9

Forums Motto:
Protector of the Homefront

The Last Forum I Posted In:
How do catsters feel about indoor/outdoor cats that are a

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

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Sydney Says.....

So many changes

September 13th 2014 12:32 pm
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Dear Diary (and fellow fur pals) within 5 months I lost my house pal Austin and though he didn't like me it was still fun to have him around to thing..... I had to pack my bags cuz my mama and papa were moving 200 miles away....with me of course....but now I have lost my pal and my home and territory (outside nearly 5 acres of trees, birds, squirrels, chipmunks and my mama's neighbor/best friend who also happened to be my babysitter who loved me)

Mama was so proud of me because i didn't make a peep the whole time i was in the car driving so far away...... I was in my extra large kitty camper ...complete with soft blanket and though secure I could see pretty much everything....and then when we got to the new place I ate and used my 1 of 4 litter bathrooms......I have figured things out pretty well and have been a model kitty....BUT I don't have the freedom I used to have going outside by myself whenever I pleased nor do I have my babysitters porch to sleep on when I felt like it....tho I do have access and the freedom to go from the house to the screened porch and upper deck outside complete with my own lounger/food/water and another litter bathroom....but guess now my hunting days are over.....and this makes not only me sad but my Mama too....She feels so bad that she had to take me away from the home I loved and lived in my whole life.....she cries sometimes because she feels like I am not happy....and she worries cuz I lost another quarter of a pound ( in my prime I weighed 16.5 pounds and now I am a mere 12.25 pounds....half a pound lighter then I was right before we moved 4 months ago) I still eat and want my chicken in the evening....I just don't really eat much if any of the dry food I used to love......but I do eat more wet food then I used to......I don't know ....I went to my new vet yesterday and since my last visit at my old vet in March I seemed to have acquired an irregular heartbeat and my blood test showed a slight elevation in the Kidney part of me.....the new vet said that both of these things are not unusual for an old guy like me.....tho I still don't know my real age...I am either 14 or that really old to have something like that? My pal Austin didn't develop his heart murmur till he was 16....I don't have a murmur tho so I guess that is good news. The vet also said I need teeth pulled as they have cavities ect......he said my old vet should have seen them when he fixed my abscessed tooth a year I can't have my teeth pulled as the irregular heartbeat could mean I have some heart problems which means I can't be put under anesthesia to fix my teeth problems...this also upsets mama cuz she is afraid I am in pain....tho again I do manage to eat like usual. ( the vet told her not to worry cuz cats don't really use their teeth to chew.....really????) What is the crunching noise then when I do eat something dry? Sorry I am all over the place here but mama wants me to be happy and she isn't sure that I am....and she so doesn't want to lose me and constantly hovers over me.......she has provided me with lots of comforts like benches at all the windows so I can look out or sun myself plus I told you about my porch and deck amenities ......she also has steps for me so I can easily get on and off of the bed that I no longer can jump onto (my arthritis).
I do get to go outside still sometimes....with my Mama or Papa....I like to lay on the sun-beaten driveway and nap on the warm surface.....I also like to eat more grass then I ever did and of course I then throw it up.....I guess life isn't so bad after all???? Still...mama and me miss our massive and beautiful back yard and our friend who lived next door.........


It's Lonely at the Top

January 16th 2014 6:59 am
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Well my fellow feline friends it has been nearly 6 weeks since I lost my house buddy, Austin and I am still feeling sad but those of you who have commented or left me nice gifts have really helped me out and I so appreciate your kindness. I have to admit that I have been a bit needy these past weeks needing to know where my pawrents are at ALL times and doing extra snuggle time with them. My new thing is to crawl up my Mama's chest and push my head right into her face….at which time she will hug me while I purr to my heart's content…..but it can still be disconcerting and lonely being the one and only top kitty….but not so sure I want any intruder kitties to come live here….just my old sort of pals Austin and Jasper….I so loved teasing Austin and watching him freak out. I also noticed on my profile that it is marked I was feral/wild… that isn't really true but there wasn't a place to check off that said just lost and looking for love/home. I was definitely not feral or wild as I was sweet and kind to everyone and feral/wild cats well it takes awhile if ever to get them to trust and be sweet to humans. Just sayin'.
Anyway, back to my nap which I have been taking extra ones since I am all alone now.


I am alone now

December 6th 2013 9:22 am
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I don't write as much as Austin did but yesterday I lost my house buddy……I say house buddy because he would never in all of these years living here be my friend….I tried to play with him but even to the day before he died he flattened his ears rolled on his back flailing and screaming because I got too close to him…then he jumped up and moved a good distance away from me. There were times though like when we would get human food treats at dinner that he would actually be in touching distance because the idea of a fun treat overpowered his dislike of me….and there were other times that we co-existed rather close like when Meowmy and Paw Paw were gone I would be on the chair sleeping close to where he slept on the couch….or if we were outside we would be under the table pretty close by each other. I will miss him though I know he would never miss me….at least I don't think so. It will be just lonely and sad that I will be here all by myself….I moved here oh about 12 years ago or so and there were 3 of us. Austin and Jasper whom I wrote a bit about in my only other entry here. Now it is just me…..not sure how I am going to handle that….in fact I am not 100 percent sure Austin is gone since we did many times reside in different parts of the house when our Pawrants were here at home with us…..maybe he just is in one of his many hiding places? I doubt it tho because I have been covered in tears by Meowmy at least 10 times since yesterday so I know something is seriously wrong. She also keeps squeezing me like she is afraid I will run away or something….I like it but it is getting a little too clingy for me. lol.
Well not sure what to do ….it is cold outside so think I will nap….that is the other weird thing about Austin….he actually LIKED going outside when it was cold yet his fur was so much less dense then mine…..weird huh? I will miss him in a way but meantime I will enjoy the extra extra attention and try to keep Meowmy from crying so much…..till later….

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