Cleo (In Loving Memory)

American Shorthair
Picture of Cleo (In Loving Memory), a female American Shorthair

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Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 11th 1996

Sleeping at the foot of my bed, drinking from the dripping kitchen faucet, watching the toilet flush, going outside in the yard

Victor chasing her

Favorite Toy:
Anything on a string

Favorite Nap Spot:
At the end of the bed, on top of the heat registers in the bathrooms, under the vanity in the bedroom

Favorite Food:
Science Diet; she does not like people food or kitty treats

Kneading on mom with all four paws


Arrival Story:
Cleo was found on a highway overpass at night when she was about 8 weeks old. If she hadn't looked up with her pretty gold eyes, I would not have seen her and stopped. When I got out of the truck, she cried but did not run. She was starving and ate the sandwich I had with me, then curled up on my shoulder and went to sleep.

Cleo is in some ways the most aloof cat of the house. She is not particularly demonstrative in her affections, and she may be a one person cat (this being a one person house, that's not a problem). She can be the quickest to let me know she doesn't want to be petted or held. Cleo is quieter in the ways she shows affection. She especially likes to cuddle right after I've had a shower, and she is the one who almost without fail sleeps at the end of the bed at night. I love her dearly and I know she loves me.

Forums Motto:
Inscrutible Black Cat

The Groups I'm In:
Black Cats Crossing our Paths, Black Beauties, Cornfield Cats (Iowa), I Knead You, ~Furiends Furever~

In March 2012, Cleo developed a mass in her lower right jaw. She had a few courses of antibiotics in addition to her thyroid meds, but the mass was very aggressive, and by early May, she was not really able to eat or drink. We spent her last weekend here together, and on Monday, May 7, 2012, Dr. Christie and I helped Cleo on her journey to the rainbow bridge. I'm sure it was a joyous reunion with her beloved Toby, her friend Macaroni, and Alice will need to get used to the fact that Cleo is with her yet again.

I've Been On Catster Since:
May 9th 2005 More than 11 years!

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