Athena Marie

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Home:Des Moines, IA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Athena Marie, Mama's girl

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:

January 29th 2003

Seal Point

Treats, Sleeping, Wet food, toys, being petted and loved, and adored.

Dogs, being disturbed, a dirty litter box, getting baths (but does well getting them).

Favorite Toy:
terry cloth mouse (which she's lost all 3, and cant find them in any stores), cat nip

Favorite Nap Spot:
bed, bench by window, couch, on mommy

Favorite Food:
Katz n Flocken by Solid Gold, and Wellness canned food at night.

opens doors (including cabnit doors)


Arrival Story:
I was 16, almost 17 and I wanted an other cat for my birthday (we had Puddy already, she was 4 at the time). I had gone to the Animal Rescue League and had a cat already picked out there. I was so excited to go get him. I was at home waiting for my mom to come and get me to go get him. She came home and said "Well, My friend Carmen has this cat that her brother just got, but can't keep because he lives in an apartment that doesn't allow pets. Lets just go look at her, and if you don't want her, we'll go to the ARL". Well I was convinced I wanted the cat at the ARL, and noting else would do. We went to my moms friend's house, and she brought out the most beautiful cat anyone has ever seen - Athena (though it wasn't her name. she didn't have one at the time actually). She was 4 months old and just... amazing. It was love at first sight. I was instantly bonded to her. Needless to say.... Athena has been with me ever since. She always will be. She's my best friend and my baby.

Athena is kind of bossy, and dominate. I just kind of look at it like ...she just knows what she wants. Though she is the youngest between her and Puddy, she is the dominate kitty in the house. She has a very strong personality! She's had urine crystals 3 or 4 times so far in her life. There isn't anything I wouldn't do for my babies, and I get them the best that I possibly can.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
I shake my fluffy tail on the cat walk!

The Groups I'm In:
Himalayan Cats!, Himalayans Are The Best, Multiple Cat households!!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Question on mats

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 15th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Well... today...

Thank you so much!

April 19th 2009 6:33 pm
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My self, Puddy, Mommy and Daddy would like to thank everyone for their kind words and well wishes, Also, thank you all so much for the diary pick! We were all so happy and excited about it when we checked the computer this morning! It was a very happy and great shock!

Today my mommy went to work, and our grandma took some things for us to mommy to bring to us. Grandma went to Smitten Kitten (a cat only shop here in Des Moines, Iowa, where we got groomed etc at ), Grandma got us a catnip banana, 2 new blankets, a packet of food, and some TREATS! We didn't have treats since the fire! Mom says that we can't have any of our old stuff back. That no matter how well they clean it, that she doesn't want us having those things because of the chemicals the people put on them, and because of the sut and smoke. Puddy and I are adjusting to the hotel room okay... we don't seem as scared. The hotel people asked us the other day if we could switch rooms on Sunday, but we haven't had to yet. they haven't come to have us switch. I think it will just upset us more to switch rooms again. We're going to be moving around a lot. from here to the other room, from there to hopefully home (we're checked in to the hotel for 15 days, but they said it should be like 10 days). but once home, mommy and daddy are going on vacation in the middle/end of may, so we are going to the lady who grooms us (betsy), and will be staying at her house. mommy knows we'll be safe there, but knows that it will be stressful on us moving around so much. If anyone has advice on moving around so much, please let us know! Thank you all again so much!!!!

Athena Marie


Super scary, could have died and now homeless...kind of...

April 16th 2009 8:46 pm
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So we now live in a hotel. The apartment building we were in caught on fire. the apartment across from us started it. Our place wasn't burnt, but got the worst of it besides the apartment that started it. just smoke and sut. EVERYTHING was covered. Here's the story :

Mommy was at work (had a suppperrrr long day yesterday), and daddy was at his friends house (but mommy didnt know). Mommy recieved a call at work asking where she lived. it was our neighbor (who lives below us) her aunt called to tell us that our apartment building was on fire!~!!! mommy freaked out and left work to get home to us, because she was so worried. she rushed home, and everyone was out side. she went up to the neighbor and the neighbor told her that she had puddy, that the fire fighters found her under the couch. the neighbor kept telling them that there was an other cat, but they couldnt find me!!! mommy cried so hard and almost fell to the ground. so mommy tried to go up in the building to save me, but the fire fighters wouldnt let her. daddy got there soon after, and he asked where i was once mommy told him the situation, and he ran into the building to save me. he looked and looked and looked and the fire fighters were telling him that i wasn't in there. that they couldnt find me. we have 2 litter boxed with the covers on them. 1 of the covers was off and in the bedroom, and i was hiding in that! daddy's instincts took him right to it! he rescued me!!!! I am so happy to be safe. I am still shooken up. Today mommy took me to the vet to have me checked out, they said everything seems to be fine, but to keep an eye on me since I was in there a while longer than puddy. then mommy took us to her friend Betsy at Smitten Kitten here in Des moines iowa (which is a cat only boutique, and cat only grooming) for us to get baths (since mommy didnt have any where to bathe us). Betsy did such a good job, we look fabulous. we were so stinky and filthy. mom had wiped us down with a wet rag when we got to her aunts house last night, but that didnt help a lot, but she wanted the sut off of us. we feel so much better! So we are now living in a hotel for a week - 2 weeks while everything is being taken care of. We didnt have anything except the fur on our back and the clothes on our parents back. Betsy bathed us and gave us toys and treated us so well. So have all of mommy and daddy's friends etc. everyone has been amazing, we cant even believe it, but we appreciate it so much that there are not words. mommy says that we have renters insurance so a lot of things will be taken care of, but that us kitties will get all new stuff. We hope that no other kitties have to go through this, and that if they do, that they have good friends and people around them like we do.


Its been so long! and mommys 1st cat show expierence!

October 5th 2008 8:41 pm
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So it's been a while since I have written! We are loving our new cat tree. I've pushed puddy off the top a few times, but she's okay. I had a urine infection a few weeks ago. they gave me an injection, and i seem to be doing much better . They told us that it is a injection for the skin, but helps with the bladder too. it lasts for 14 - 21 days. Mommy has switched us to totally wet food. she gives us a few bits of dry food as treats (hand feeds them to us) every once in a while. She also found a new cats boutique in our neighborhood! It's called Smitten Kitten. They have a shop cat there. his name is Danny. he is a blue tipped Persian. he has a smushed face! Mommy loves to go visit him, but i told her no new kitties! She says how lovely he is, and how he just purrrrrs and purrrrrrrrrrrs! The woman who owns the shop told mommy about a cat show that was this weekend. mommy went to her very first cat show today! SHE LOVED IT! i'll let her tell you about it !

mom here - I went to a cat show today, and it was awesome! There were so many different kinds of cats, and their personalities are SO amazing. They were all so laid back and just... wow. Amazing. Their beauty is just... beyond words. and their coats are just... softer and prettier than anything. I have found 2 breeds that I am really interested in, which are Ragdolls, and Birmans. I met some really great people who feel the same way about cats as i do, and as many of you do as well. I also seen some HUGE maine coons. AMAZING! Also some type of rex cat, and hairless ones. I got to hold a chinchilla Tonkineze (SP?) and the beautiful ragdolls too. all in all, it was a wonderful experience, and I will absolutely attend a cat show again!

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