Grayson - at Rainbow Bridge


American Shorthair
Picture of Grayson - at Rainbow Bridge, a male American Shorthair

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Home:Ponca City, OK  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Sir Grayson, Gray, Wild Man

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Badges:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

Coloration:
Gray

Likes:
Cardboard boxes for scratching and destroying, dark quiet hiding spots, looking out the window, nibbling on my fingernails, and flossing his teeth with my hair!!

Pet-Peeves:
Empty food bowls and a messy litterbox

Favorite Toy:
Strings, crinkle and jingle balls, paper bags, cardboard boxes, and his crinkle toy butterfly

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the arm chair under the window or on top of his little kitty condo

Favorite Food:
Kitty treats, hotdogs, lunchmeat, canned chicken and tuna, turkey, ham, etc........... He likes MEAT!!

Skills:
Grayson says "Murrrrrowww!!" when he wants attention, he is good at finding small quiet hiding spots, and he has a talent for shredding cardboard boxes.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Grayson was a feral kitten I found in a shed out behind my house. He was living there with his mother, 2 sisters, and a brother when I found him when he was just a couple of months old. Unfortunately, his brother died of unknown causes shortly after I discovered them. I began feeding them and working with them every day to try to tame them. The mother cat was somewhat friendly, but she disappeared after the kittens were old enough to take care of themselves and I've never seen her again. It didn't take long before Grayson warmed up to me and he would come running when I went out to feed them. He eventually got to where he loved to be held and would climb up on my lap if I sat down. I never gained much trust from his 2 sisters though. One remained completely feral and wouldn't come within 5 feet of me. His other sister would only let me pet her occassionally at the food bowl. Grayson and his 2 sisters lived in the shed until this summer. Both of Grayson's sisters had litters this spring, and I decided at that point that something had to be done. I rescued 9 kittens from both litters, and raised them indoors once they were old enough to be weaned. I captured the 2 mama kitties, had them spayed, and relocated them to a barn to be mousers. Grayson got to move into the house once all the kittens found new homes. Out of the 9 kittens, I ended up keeping 2: Emily and Rusty. So Grayson is Emily and Rusty's uncle!!

Bio:
Grayson was easily tamed and has no evidence of being the wild feral kitten that I found about a year ago. I brought him indoors this summer after I was finished raising the 2 litters of kittens and getting them adopted out to new homes. He spent a week at the vet clinic first, getting neutered, bathed, de-flea'd, shots, check-ups and all that to make sure he was a healthy cat. Once I got him home, he was a little nervous about being inside at first. So I moved Ollie Dog out of my bedroom and made it cat-safe for Grayson to have a room to call his own while he got used to being a housecat. He has taken quite well to staying indoors, alot better than I thought he would. He now greets me with "murrrroww"s and lots of purrrrs and really enjoys sitting on my lap to get pets. He is getting along great with the 2 kittens, Emily and Rusty. When Grayson gets all wound up and excited, the pupils in his eyes get so big, you can't see the yellow/green color in them any more...just all black!! It looks pretty scary and wild! And then when he puts his ears back too and crouches down, you better look out, cuz he's fixin to get all wild and crazy!! This is normally when he violently attacks the cardboard boxes and shreds them to pieces (sharpening his nails?!)!! I've never had cats before, so I still have alot to learn about them. I am still working on socializing him with the dogs, but I am hopeful that all will go well since he has proven to be a very adaptable cat. He is still learning the rules of the house too, but other than his scratching a hole through the bedroom wall clean into the drywall, he does fairly well in the house!! Grayson is such a joy to have around though and I wouldn't trade him for anything.

Forums Motto:
Murrrrrrrrrowwww!!

The Groups I'm In:
Gray is Grey-t!

Grayson's Catster Crush:
Lily - http://www.catster.com/?131934

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 31st 2005 More than 9 years!

I Was In The:
2006 Valentine's Day Party!
See me in Catster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
175914


Meet my family
Ollie (In
Loving Memory)
KobiRustyEmily
Tyler - CD RE
AX AXJ OFP THD
Alyx
(1990-2003)
Sis - CD RESabre
Mama Kitty

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The Ramblings of a Gray Cat


Grayson gone to Rainbow Bridge.....way too soon

July 22nd 2008 9:27 pm
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Grayson left this world this morning to go be at Rainbow Bridge.
He was only 4 yrs old......
Miss Emily and I were with him when he passed.

The vet was unable to give me a reason for his passing, was just sudden and unexpected. Grayson had not been sick at all.
The vet said he looked like a perfectly healthy cat and that he could have had an embolism or something that just took him so quickly. He coudn't find anything at all wrong with him.

Please keep Miss Emily in your thoughts as she is missing her best buddy already......

I just can't believe he's really gone......

Mommy loves you Grayson.....blow some angel kisses our way.

 

Cobwebs in my whiskers....

February 23rd 2006 3:07 pm
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What the heck are cobwebs anyway? I don't know for sure but I think they might be like dust bunnies. I found one up on the wall today. I climbed up on a shelf that I'd never been on before and made it almost all the way to the ceiling. When I got up there and started to sniff around in the corner I got this sticky white stuff stuck in my whiskers!! It really tickled and boy did I have a hard time getting it off. And then I heard Rusty and Emily laughing at me as I frantically licked my paw, wiped my face, and got the sticky stuff all over my paws too. What do they think is so funny about having stuff stuck in your whiskers that tickles and you can't get it out?? I bet they wouldn't be laughing so hard if they had cobwebs stuck in their whiskers. Darn those kittens.....and cobwebs.

Grayson

 
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