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Home:Greenville, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Dorko of Orange Complexion, Baby Buddy

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Red Tabby

Annoying the dog by being in the same room as her

Being in the same room as the dog and unintentionally making her bark at him; being denied extra treats when finished training

Favorite Toy:
The dog

Favorite Nap Spot:
On cushions; on Katie's bed

Favorite Food:
Canned cat food

Can sit, lay down, jump off, and come on command; is more efficient at protecting the yard from other dogs and cats than the dog is


Arrival Story:
Raette bought me from a pet store while Brandon and Katie were away in North Dakota. I was so adorable, she just couldn't resist me, and she gave me to Brandon.

I was neutered too late, so I was still trying to mate with the female cats after I was neutered and just generally terrorizing them, not to mention I kept going to the bathroom in the wrong places in the house. The Schafers gave me and one of the females, Ooh, away to a guy who lived on a farm (Ooh was going to the bathroom in the wrong places, and the guy needed good mousers because his cats weren't doing their job). We stayed there for a while, then both of us left that place and headed home. This is how part of our journey went: Ooh (a fat cat): We're lost, aren't we? Me: No, we're not! I know exactly where we are! Ooh: Yeah right! I,'m going to go ask that nice doggy over there for directions! Coyote (the "nice doggie"): Yummy! About two weeks later, I came home at about 2:30 am. I've been a perfect cat ever since--aside from accidentally trying to play with one of the other cats when they don't want to be played with. I'm the top dog here, and the real dog knows it. If a stray dog comes into the yard, Blair (the dog) will bark at it bravely and hide like a coward; I will arch my back, fluff up my fur, and just glare at the dog, who will promptly run away. I've got huge feet and a huge tail--when I fluff up the fur on my tail, Katie says it looks like a raccoon's tail! But I've been told I'm really sweet and cuddly, too, and I love the treats Katie bribes me to--I mean, uses to train me. I had a six-day stint at the vet when I was about 10 years old. I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and asthma, and have been maintained on heart medication ever since. The heart condition was actually caught early due to a severe asthma attack. I take my medicine very well - beg for it, even, because I know I get fed after my pills - but I do not like the vet. This is slightly problematic because I need my bloodwork rechecked every four to six months, and I am not pleasant when my blood is drawn. Due to my size and strength, that is not good, but I refuse to behave, so there!

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Dorko of Orange Complexion

The Groups I'm In:
Brilliant Orange Cats Unite, Feliway® Felines, Royal Canin® Felines

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 16th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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October 19th 2014 9:06 am
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...is not fun.

No, seriously. Katie moved to a little house in the country with Blair, Patty, and myself, and suddenly I'm a housecat! She keeps saying something about my age and heart condition, stray cats outside, frequent hunting in the area, fields full of farm equipment, etc. I don't care. I want outside, and I want outside now!

She has compromised a little. Now I can wear a harness and leash occasionally, and when the dog is let out to go the bathroom, Katie will walk me for fifteen minutes or so in the backyard. Then, when we come back inside and I feel like I want to go out again, I paw at the welcome mats, run from window to window, and meow like crazy. Katie doesn't give in, but gosh, I annoy her!


Thank You

November 18th 2006 8:08 pm
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Thanks for the rosette, Tippy!


Thank Yous and Ear Scratches

November 14th 2006 3:37 pm
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Ally and Polly, thank you for the rosettes! They're as pretty as you two girls! *purr*

I LOVE being scratched behind the ears. Katie picks me up, puts me on her lap, and I start to try to get away, but then she starts scratching behind my ears... Next thing you know, I'm curled up on her lap, moving my head around so she can find the best spots to scratch, and I'm purring and kneading her knees. I'm a big love bug. *purr*

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