Photo Comments Age: 20 Years Sex: Female
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Catster stats for Cleo
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Orange & White Tabby
Boxes to explore, rub on, get in to, sleep in or on.
Being picked up.
Favorite Nap Spot:
Any handy box.
Spider hunting---Cleo is very good at spotting, tracking and, if necessary, killing spiders..
Cleo and her life long friend Wednesday belonged to a very nice man in the Air Force--he loved them very much and took very good care of them, even taking them to Japan when he was stationed there. But when he married it turned out his new wife's children were allergic to cats.
His wife knew of me through friends and that I had worked in a vet clinic and animal rescue for many years, so called to see if I could find a home for Cleo and Wednesday. I had only seen a picture of them, but knew that they had to stay together. However, in six months of searching, and even with all my contacts, I could not find anyone who wanted two adult cats.
Then one day in desperation their owner called me and said he was taking them to the Humane Society and having them immediately euthanized as he didn't want to risk them going to a bad home. I couldn't let him do that, so though I had too many cats at home, said they could live in the office of the apartment complex I had till I could find them a good home.
The moment I met them I knew we all would stay together. Because of the home situation, they did stay in the apartment we used as an office---they liked that just fine--a whole apartment of their own and lots of company.
Then several months later the building burned---we got there just in time to get them out ( a story in itself)---and they moved to a house we had for our business. They had the second and third floors and Bart, a FIV-positive rescue, 'ran' the main floor. It was a great spot, too, a fine old 1907 house on acreage so lots to see -- deer, quail, squirrels, raccoons AND a fair share of spiders. Plus human company.
A few months later, I decided it was time to try and make life a bit easier and more comfortable for me and my animal family, so moved to Seattle and another big 1907 house. It seemed only right that Cleo and Wednesday be some of the first cats to make the move with me--they were great travelers already and seemed to adapt well to new surroundings and people.
As happens in this life, things don't always work out as hoped, and so it has been an often difficult, sometimes sad, and overall challenging 4 years. But Cleo and Wednesday are still together with me and Mannie, Baby Kitty, Kitten, Lilly and Lotto.
I am most grateful for that!
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The Groups I'm In:
Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™, Horsester, Royal Canin® Felines
I've Been On Catster Since:
|August 27th 2005
||More than 11 years!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History
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