American Shorthair
Picture of Bro, a male American Shorthair

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Home:Reston, VA/Bowling Green, VA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Broey, Bobo, Bubby, Butters, Butterscotch, Bubbles, Brobey, Brobot, Boners, Ralph

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
October 26th 1988

Orange Tabby

Sleeping, eating, and purring, drinking water from the faucet

Being bothered when he wants to be left alone

Favorite Toy:
He used to have a wind-up spider that jumped across the floor, now he's too old for that kind of nonsense

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere. Usually, on the window sill with Mikey

Favorite Food:
He loves turkey and black olives

He stretches himself out to over 3 feet long! We call him "super long stretchy kitty."


Arrival Story:
We went to a pet store looking for a bird and saw this cute little orange kitten asleep in one of the cages. When I held him, he tried nursing on my collar. So, of course, we took him home. He's my oldest and bestest friend in the world!

Full name: Brother Ralph. Best friend: Mikey. Astrological sign: Scorpio. Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers. Instruments played: Drums, piano. Voted: Most popular, Most athletic. We almost called him "Pumpkin" since he's orange and we got him right before Halloween. But, then I started calling him Bro because we called our other dog "Sissy." Not too original, I know. Although, he did win a prize at a pet show for most unusual name! He can barely hear anything, he has no teeth left, and was *just* diagnosed with renal failure. But other than that, he's fairly healthy for his age. Once, when he was much younger, he spent a whole weekend stuck up a very, very tall tree getting dive-bombed by Bluejays. We had to call a professional climber to go up there and get him down. After that, he slept for 2 days straight and never went up another tree again!

Forums Motto:
Alpha Cat and don't you forget it!

The Groups I'm In:
# ♪ Classical Cats & Canines ♫, ♥ The Pet Poetry Group ♥, 6 or more kitties, College Football Fans, Administrators of Catster & Dogster Groups, Brilliant Orange Cats Unite, Cool Cat College Football, CRF Support Group, Friends of The Tortie Girls, Lolkittehs (& Doggehs), NW Ohio Cats for Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!!!, Oceanic Flight 815 and other flights, Ohio Cats, Orange kitties ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Rainbow Bridge Kitties, The NFL Fan Club

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 31st 2005 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
Catster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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My Song Lives On

December 14th 2007 8:00 pm
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My grandma broke into tears today when she started thinking about me. Back when I was a kitten, my mommy (then 9 years old) made up a song about me to the tune of "Jingle Bells." She used to sing it to me around the house all the time. Well, with it being Christmastime and all, the tune of "Jingle Bells" is all over the radio right now. My grandma heard it today and remembered my song and it made her really miss me all of a sudden. Well, she misses me all the time, but the song reminded her just how much I'm missed. My mommy says she's been thinking about me a lot lately, too. My old stocking has been retired and is now hanging on the tree with the other ornaments. It's front and center, too, so my mommy can look at it and feel like I'm still here in some way. I wish I could tell her I'm sitting next to her on the couch right now as she types this for me.


Big Bro, Little Bro

March 15th 2007 7:07 pm
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I was reunited with my little brother yesterday. Charlie came home to the bridge after a difficult battle with kidney failure, just like I had. I think his battle was a little easier than mine, though. Not that it matters anymore up on the bridge, but anyway...
I haven't spent a whole lot of time with Charlie yet because he's got almost 10 years of catching up to do with his original owner, Peggy. Once they're nice and caught up, I'll join them for some conversation. Seeing them together really makes me miss my family, especially my mommy. She was the best (and only) mommy I ever had. I miss laying on her at night and purring in her ear. I miss her telling my constantly how much she loves me. I miss the way she'd hold me up and let me stretch my legs waaaaay out. (I loved being Long Kitty!) I also miss my other furblings. But there will be a time and a place to see them again. For now, I must rejoin my other sisters and brothers while waiting patiently for that moment to come.
Welcome home, little bro!


Up on the Housetop

December 16th 2006 8:25 pm
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It's almost Christmas again. Just last year, I was very, very sick with my renal failure. They weren't sure I'd live to see the new year in fact. But, I showed them by pulling through and even living on for another 7 months! Not to shabby, eh?
With the tree up and decorated and all the stockings hanging up (my old stocking is now hanging on the tree), it feels like everything is in place for Santa to come. Except me. It's just so weird to think of a Christmas without me there, sitting on Mommy's lap or laying in all the discarded ribbons and wrapping paper shreds. The last Christmas my family spent without me was in 1987. Ronald Reagan was still president! (Now he's passed away, too, so I even outlived him!) I wish I could be there, of course. I wish it like nothing else. But, I'm watching over my family carefully from way up on the house top. I'll be their little shining star!

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