European Shorthair/European Shorthair
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Home:KALAMATA, Greece  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Baluka, koritsaki mou, loukaki, boo, mpompou

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

July 18th 2005


Her brother Piko, she is obsessed with her food-Eagle Pack Holistic- right next to food is running, chasing shadows, climbing on forbidden furniture, stealing straws and our lorikeet. What she really enjoys is watching the dogs taking a bath..

The vaccum cleaner, all our kitties and doggies hate this electrical monster and Ballu could not be the exception

Favorite Toy:
She loves all doggie toys, feathers and catnip toys. She is the most playful kitten we have ever had, she is constantly on the move but she is always extra careful and has never created any hazards .She is kind of obsessed with wand and dangling toys.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Her bed ,our laps, on the top of the back of the sofa ,on any chair, next to the keyboard, and with the dogs next to the fireplace.

Favorite Food:
Her kibble, cheese treats, liver and other meat treats.

Ballu has excellent skills in climbing and balancing on doors and valances. She is an expert at opening doors and of course she comes immediately when called.Although this is not a skill, she loves to be handled like a baby and crawls on you.


Arrival Story:
A friend of the family had a litter of kitties and we were thinking of adding another kitty in our family so Ballu, who was born in Chalandri of Athens travelled at the age of 26 days to our home where she will stay forever.. Her name is the rendered in Greek word for "patches", the exact translation is ballomata but we shortened it to Ballu and we feel it fits her perfectly.

Having been seperated from her litter mates and mommy, Ballu has a single bad habit-BITING. We didn't know how to deal with this, Piko and Luna came to us at this young age yet they never bited . Kitty and Klementine gave us some advise that seems to be working very well. We do not use our hands to play with her, when she tries to bite we distract her with a toy, I have sprayed her with water and the combination of all this in just a few days has ended up with a Ballu that doesn't bite. Of course Piko has helped a lot. He really is teaching her manners and biting is something he absolutely HATES!!He's such a good big brother, I never expected that he would be so affectionate and playful with Ballu. I have been afraid that he wouldn't want her in our home at all. He has proven me wrong and they are best friends!! ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- ------------------ 19/04/2006 UPDATE: Ballu has grown into a very loving kitty. She is totally people oriented and she enjoys to be carried around the house like a baby purring on your shoulder. When you bent over where she is standing or taking a nap she lifts up her front paws inviting you to lift her up in your arms, just like a baby. That is SO sweet, SO adorable. ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- ------------------ Straw addicted Baby: She steals straws from glasses before you know it.But she never creates any hazards, she is very careful but still you need to be careful and never leave your glass of juice unsupervised!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Balluka the mighty straw addicted baby

The Groups I'm In:
**Tabbies With 'Tudes** , Fur Frenzy, Calico Cuties, Calico Owners & Lovers~, Great Greek Doggys and Kittys., HTT-HAPPY TAILS TOWN, Pet-O-Nomics, SIBLING RIVALRY *feline*, Smushy Face Cat Club, Squeaky & Fuzzy, The Disney Group

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Corid; what to put med in so kitten would swallow it?

Ballu shares:
her birthday with Lucy, she was born on July the 18th just like Lukitsa..We will have a double birthday this year.

Our little princess:

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I've Been On Catster Since:
August 17th 2005 More than 10 years!

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Thank you for making me feel loved again!

June 30th 2006 2:11 am
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Catster thank you for honoring me by making me one of today’s daily diary picks…I have felt so lonely and I thought I had lost my place as the centre of mom’s world and this honor made me feel like the princess I have alawys been again. Thank You so very much

You all know that I have had an invasion at home almost a month ago.I have been angry and afraid of him for all this time and I have even been withdrawn for a while.
Mommy has been trying so hard to make me feel better but I guess I needed more time than other kitties to learn to share our home with another kitty.
I was so upset, I didn’t want to be touched and carried around like I used to.
The worst part was that mom had me confined for periods of time during the day and I felt so betrayed!
She used to opened my door or Ginger door and she was playing with both of us until the hissing and growling on my part reduced.One day she even had the door full open and Ginger and I were playing in turns with mom. The next day mommy let us both be together in the same room,and a week later I changed my mind about Ginger. He is fun to watch, I follow him around the house to see what he is up to.We haven’t played together yet, I am still afraid of him but I love to watch him play on his own and we both love to chase the bubbles mommy makes for us.
I hiss at him and growl but not so often and mostly when he tries to come nose to nose, he needs to know who rules the house.
Of course we haven’t fighted at all, but there is a tension around here. As days go by , Ginger and I create are own rules and we both try to live together. There are times when I see him with the dogs that I get jealous, you see the girls are all mine so I rub my face on their noses and bodies all the time till Mr G gets the message. He can’t have Lucy or Irma they are MY DOGS!
Ooops, seems that Mr G plays with a string in the next room need to watch that…Have to go there until laters.


My Tail of Devotion for BALLU

June 22nd 2006 2:49 pm
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You have been since day one my sweet little angel,
Your siblings at the rainbow bridge have picked you up for me and you have been a pure blessing girl.
Witty and playful, snuggly and with lot's of character.
These last three weeks, you have been so stressed with Ginger's coming and I want you to know that I am even more stressed than you.
I have never seen you so freightened girl and it breaks my heart to see my angel like this.
Some say that you have a bad character to react like this...but you and I know better. Some kitties when freightened show their stress by being defensive.
I want you to know that I understand my girl and that we will all give you all the time you need.
I will never leave you sweety, my goal in life is to make you feel safe and secure.
Ginger tries his best to show you he likes you.
I love you so very much, you are my baby...I miss your hugs and kitty kisses angel.
I will always be here for you, loving you with all my heart
Your mom

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What on earth has invaded my kingdom

June 15th 2006 6:26 am
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My fellow catster friends I have a huge problem at home!
I have been SO happy with my doggie sisters and kitty brother and then one day Mr G came home.
Of course I freaked when I saw him.Ok, maybe I have been a drama queen but honestly i didn't want to hiss and growl at mommy.That was a mistake I admit...Yet on the other hand I am NOT happy with him being home with us.I just can't understan how Piko wants him and how Lucy (MY lucy) and Irma cuddle with him.
Since our first meetup last week we have had controlled meets in his room.Yesterday I didn't hiss at him , I was having a yummy treat in my crate...Mommy wants me to be good to him, so I promise I will try my best.I think I need more time to find peace!
Keep your paws crossed!

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