Likes: Although he only got them a few times in his youth, he loved eating snacks. He enjoyed cereal with milk, saltine crackers and potato chips! He loved sunbathing. Also liked the smell of ben gay!
Pet-Peeves: Loud aggresive people, sudden noises
Favorite Toy: He doesnt play anymore, but he used to love his catnip stuffed carrot and strings.
Favorite Nap Spot: Beenie likes Moms bed, the kitchen counter and sometimes the towel closet. He has his own chair in the dining room too.
Favorite Food: People tuna! He rarely got any, but when he did, he gobbled it up. It was his absolutely favorite food
Skills: He will start singing in the middle of night, and likes to drink fresh, clean water out of a cup. He can hear a can being opened from across the house and will run and meow if he thinks he's getting canned food
Arrival Story: I met Beenie when he was a few days old. He was the runt of the litter and a homely little guy that fit in the palm of my hand. He lived in a rabbit cage with his mom and two sisters and was going to be taken to a shelter along with them. I decided to adopt him, figuring nobody would want him since he was homely. The year was 1992. Beenie has been my constant companion since then. He has been there through many different phases in my life, from the time I was single and living with my parents up until now that Im married with kids! Beenie is indeed a special cat, and a beloved member of my family. He's my treasure!
Bio: Please see Beenie's diary for more Beenie facts!
I love Beenie!!!
Beenie: April 5, 1992 - October 21, 2008: Beenie's given name was Oliver Newton Lee, but everyone knew him as Beenie. He was always an indoor cat, as he wasnt much interested in venturing outdoors. He lived a quiet, predictable life and was very spoiled! He was my precious cat! The years were kind to Beenie and he remained robust and healthy well into his 15th year. It was shortly before his 16th birthday when I noticed the signs of aging. All seemed well, and while I expected him to live into his 20's, a part of me feared that it might not be so. Then, around the third week of October 2008, he became very sick with nausea and vomiting and I suspected kidney failure. We went to the vet and his lab work was "really good for a cat his age". His heart and lungs sounded good, his liver and kidneys were ok. I was given medication for a suspected intestinal problem, and the medicine didnt help. The vomiting continued and I saw that Beenie was tired and seemed nauseous all the time. The night before he went to Rainbow Bridge, he threw up 4 times between midnight and about 4:30am. Later that morning, he wasnt very interested in his food, and he had thrown up a little more, this time with blood. We went to the vet and Beenie went to Rainbow Bridge. It was one of the hardest things Ive ever had to do, but it was for him. If you read the rest of Beenie's page, you will see how special and cherished he is. He has a permanent place in my heart and I will keep him there always.
Alvin Huckleberry once told me that kitties in Rainbow Bridge live in big, beautiful homes with milk fountains and kibble on demand.
So I find out today that its only if thats what you want! It turns out you get to personalize the size of your home and you get to pick out what kind of treats you can have on demand.
Today I was very busy.
I moved out of the big airy house and picked a smaller home for me. I have 4 rooms. One is the sleeping/napping room, an eating room, the litterbox room and the fun room.
my food supply is tuna, water, and kibble every now and then.
in my sleeping room I have a chair and donut bed that is an exact replica of the one Mom had for me down on Earth, complete with the scratches I put into it and the familiar scent of home.
...I dont think Alvin is too impressed. See, he lives in a huge oversized house and he always has all kinds of kitties over.
When I showed him my house he said ' Humbug"
what is that supposed to mean?
Anyways Im really excited. Tomorrow they are delivering my gazing ball and I havent decided if I want it in my fun room or in my sleeping room. I can see my house on earth and stuff in it. Its better than internet!
I just came across a video I had taken of Beenie. It must of been in late January or very early February 2008 cause there was a red piece of paper with a heart on it on my dry erase board (in the video). A note from my daughters kindergarten teacher about the upcoming valentines day class party. (she is in first grade now)
Seeing this made me so happy. Seeing my sweet boy. The sight of him was so familiar, it was as if I had just seen him yesterday when in fact its been 6 months. I feel like..if I touch the screen I'll feel his fur.
Its funny how seeing him "triggers stuff"... I remember how his fur felt, and the shape of his shoulder bones, his little claws. As crazy as it sounds, its almost like I can feel his presence. Not like a ghost, but maybe like a very real, super vivid memory where you can feel and smell someone.
I sure miss my kitty.
Sweet, adorable, cuddly, precious, Beenie!!!
ps. I uploaded the video a short while ago - its called Beenie in the Kitchen, but it may not be available for viewing right away. It's in the encoding process right now. Hope you will check back in case you cant see it yet. Beenie meows a couple of times in the video. He was quite a conversationalist!
If I was still on Earth, I would of been 17 years old today.
Wow! I've heard thats a pretty long time for a cat.
Im getting used to life here at RB. In fact, there is a celebration planned for me today, but i am not supposed to know.
My mom remembered my birthday. Her birthday wish for me was that I keep on being happy at RB and she would see me later.
and my birthday wish for all the cats and their meowmies is that they have many long, happy and healthy years together, like me and my mom had!
p.s. I see signs of Spring down in the area of the planet where Mom is. Last night, i saw mom left some kibble for the outside kitties and she stayed in the porch a few minutes straightening out Happy's blankets. She heard a thud on the front deck and saw a huge ball of fluffy fur... too big to be a cat.. and too odd shaped to be a dog. it was a RACCOON!!! Eating the kibble!! Ugh!!!
The raccoon got startled and left. He was funny cause he wasnt moving very fast for being scared, he was really roly poly and cute.
Poor raccoon. We hope he is okay. Thankfully, all my feline family was inside the house, sheltered from odd critters like skunks and raccoons. Did I ever tell you there's even been deer??
Some folks were saying how the forest critters are such pests because they come into the humans yards and look for food and stuff. But in my humble opinion.... the humans are the ones that are the pests because THEY are the ones that moved into the homes of all those
beautiful animals!! Yes! The deer and raccoons and skunks were there first!! Even the bears!!