Sammy **3/05 - 3/24/07**

American Shorthair
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Home:Salinas, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 7 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Sammy **3/05 - 3/24/07**

Sammy Jammie, Sam Sam, Sama Jama, Sam-Sam-aroo, silly head

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-pound cat-disabled -blind
-cat rescue

Orange Tabby

Sammy loves exploring the house, playing and snuggling

Taking medicine

Favorite Toy:
My arm, stuffed cat nip toys, fur mice

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the bottom of the cat tree

Favorite Food:
Merrick canned food ... mmm mmm good!

Well, he's wrapped himself around my heart already, which is pretty darn special!


Arrival Story:
I am a foster home for, I saw Sammy at the animal shelter and knew I had to help this sweet boy. He came to my home as a foster to recover from surgery and get some much needed loving. He was found as a stray in the city of Salinas but is a very sweet and friendly boy who was obviously tossed aside due to his medical condition, people can be so cruel! During his recovery period he stole my heart and is now a member of my furry family.

Sammy had Entropion a very painful condition where the lower eyelids turn inward causing his eyelashes and hair to rub on his eyes. He had presumably had this his whole life. Since it went untreated for so long his eyes were damaged and he is blind. His eyelids were repaired with surgery ................Even with the pain he must have been feeling Sammy was always very sweet and playful. Thanks to alot of wonderful people who had never met Sammy his surgery was covered by their generous donations at ... thank you all!! Sammy really appreciates your support and so do I!

Forums Motto:
what? I meant to do that!

The Groups I'm In:
Brilliant Orange Cats Unite, Chet Chats, Special Needs Cats

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 8th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Athena **
1/10/93 -
*8/12/99 -
Bubba **
7/1990 -
Charlie **
7/03 -
Andy **
4/27/1995 -
Chloe ** 4/02
- 6/27/08**
LuLu Belle

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Sammy's Journey

Sammy has gone to the Rainbow Bridge

March 24th 2007 9:42 pm
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and I'm just heartbroken :( I can't believe my sweet little man is gone.

Sammy was so special to me, he taught me so much in his short time on earth. He may have been blind but he sure wasn't disabled, he did and went everywhere a seeing cat would. He took a huge part of my heart along with him.

Sammy was diagnosed with primary brain disease about 2 months ago. He started off getting a bit wobbly and then would lose his balance and fall quite a bit. It progressed fairly quickly to the point where he could hardly stand up and would almost shuffle along. He went on prednisone a little over a month ago and was doing great on it until last weekend when he began to decline again. I upped his dosage but it only helped a little bit. His quality of life was not anywhere near where it should have been so as hard as it was for me to do I had to set him free from his failing body.

He may have had a short life that started off pretty rough but I loved him with every ounce of my being and he knew it. He also knew how much his friends here cared for him.

I'm sure he is whole again at the Bridge and is snuggling with his best bud Bubba who I lost just under 2 months ago at the age of 16 1/2.

Rest In Peace my sweet man, momma loves you so much.


Another surgery for me

March 24th 2006 10:00 am
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Today I'm having another surgery on my left eye. The first surgery left one small spot uncorrected and since I've grown so much it started bothering me alot so momma took me to the vet lady. The vet lady said that I might have to have my eye taken out :( After looking at me a couple of times though she thinks just having the entropion surgery again should fix me up for good (toesies crossed).


Life is grand!!!

September 14th 2005 9:34 pm
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Oh boy, I have such a great life! Lots of places to climb, good food, and of course momma. She treats me like the king I am!

I have finally been accepted by my new sisters Chloe and LuLu Belle, though they still don't like it when I jump on dem and chew chew chew, I don't know why - I only do it 'cause I wuv dem. Bubba likes to clean my face, he's such a good big brudder.

I sleep on the bed wif momma every night and snuggle wif her until she falls asleep, den I move to the end of the bed and sleep wif the other kitties and sometimes the bassets. They're good to keep warm wif.

Speaking of da bassets, I wuv pwaying wif dem! Just the other night I was rolling around and pwaying wif Tuckers face while he was twying to nap, he got the hint and woke up and pwayed back. It was fun, but he has big ol' feetsies!

Oh yeah, I also got my big kitty toofers in! My mouth was hurting for a while cause they were all in there at da same time, but all da babies ones are gone now. I got some dried shrimp from da toofer fairy too! Yummy...

Ahh ... it's bed time, my favorite time of da day ... yawn


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