Sydney Romeo

American Shorthair/Breed Unknown
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Home:Westlake, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Mac, Ivy, Legolas (Legaly)-Forever Loved, Zander, Zoey
The family of Lady, Baby, Sammie and Cesar
The family of Midnight - DG #9, Popeye, Samantha you will be missed.  and Peanut

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-part feral

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:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Protector of the Homefront

The Groups I'm In:
All Kitty-All The Time™, Big Cats, Black, Ohio Cats, Pawsome Pages, SIBLING RIVALRY *feline*

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.....

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….


Always on "Duty" June 5, 2013

June 5th 2013 7:56 am
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Thought I would add a few words here since I haven't really said anything in all of these years.....I was a stray for what the Vet's feel was 2-3 years....whatever the time I had a hard first part of my life...left to my own devices. I was malnutritioned and had battle scars...I was so lonely and very cold.....until one day I came upon my present "Meowmy"...she goes by Lynne Ann.....anyway, she started to feed me and brush me....then she put a space heater on at night in the breezeway with soft cushy blankets on and old couch so I could warm myself on those very cold winter nights....she couldn't bring me into the house at the time because she had those two other guys in there...Austin and Jasper.
As time went on she neutered me which in turn made me lose my once very loud I mostly silent meow. Also, since I had been an unneutered Tom Cat for those 2-3 years I looked weird as I had shields on my cheeks making me look like I had a gigantic head on a skinny body...luckily all of that has changed for the thing that I had a 50% chance of outgrowing once I was neutered was my urge to spray and the stench of that spray....well now that I am comfy and of course the boss I don't need to spray except outside of the house but that nasty smell still remains....guess you can't have everything. Those two other guys that I had to live with hated me....they were their own little clique and I know they talked behind my back and were far from welcoming....the one guy Jasper was starting to warm up to me a bit by tolerating the fact that I infiltrated his space but then a horrible thing happened and he was killed back in 2005. I kind of liked him and loved to sneak up behind him and see him so startled he would jump straight up in the air from a sitting was sad to say my one chance at having somewhat of a friend vanished the day he left this earth and I was left with the oldest of our gang...Austin. I have now lived with Austin for nearly 12 years and he still hates me...he will scream like he is being murdered if I even look at him.....I really wish we could be friends.
My job here is to make sure all is in tact so everyday I parole the house both inside and outside as well as our neighbor's house to make sure no other cats venture in.....I am really good at my job and have deemed myself KING. ( I am also a big baby as my Meowmy always says to me when she gives me my daily "huggies" and sings to me) I am a very social and friendly cat to humans....everyone LOVES ME!!! (again, except Austin) I was once nicknamed Big Bear because I was over 16 pounds and when I would stand up to look in the window I resembled a black that I am almost what we think is 15 years old I have whittled down a bit and my last vet visit I was only about 13 pounds....I wasn't overweight ever but over the years I have been more aware of how much I see when I was a stray I ate anything and everything because I never knew when my next meal was I have become a very finicky eater because I can have food whenever I want is a great life now you see.
Well, better go patrol the grounds....I used to patrol all 5 acres but not these days....I stick closer to the house now that I am up in age. I am so happy to have a home that I know I am loved, brushed and worshipped. :)

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