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Age: 14 Years Sex: Male Weight: 18 lbs.
|Home:Morgan City,La/Bakersfield, Ca, CA |
Leave a treat for Homer 5/30/2000-9/24/2010
Cape Kitty, Hom-air, black hearted spawn of satan, Cary Grant, home slice, homer womer, homer man
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|-purebred||-disabled ||-cat rescue|
May 30th 2000
Sleeping in the sun, sleeping in mommy & daddy's bed, sleeping in general
Loud noises, plastic bags, new people, electric hair trimmers, Angus
The blanket monster!
Favorite Nap Spot:
In a sunny window
Turkey, turkey, did I mention turkey?
I fetch, enough said.
We went to the shelter just to look one day, we were thinking of getting Rufus a housemate, and I saw Homer and decided that I wanted to hold him, he must have know that we were on the fence about adopting another cat, because he snuggled up to me and suckled my chin and it was love, my husband had gone to take Malorie to look at the dogs while I looked around, and before I knew what was happening, they called for a cat named Bubbie and the kennel tech was taking him from me and putting him in a box, explaining to me that he had been adopted. I was so sad, I could not even look at any of the other kitties, I set off to find Ryan and Malorie so we could go home, and found them in the lobby, holding a cat carrier, and two huge grins, I could not contain my excitement, Bubbie was MINE! Although it has turned out that he is more Ryans cat than mine. LOL
Homer was destined for the euthanasia kennel at 8 wks because of FURV, when a kindly foster parent decided that she was going to take him home and try to save his life. When she got Bubbie home, he was covered in fleas, it took 6 baths to remove them all, and it was almost 2 months before she was able to bring him back to the shelter to be adopted. He was only just there that day when we found him and made him our son. I thank the Lord everyday that Anne decided to give the little black kitty a chance!
After we had had him a year or so, we noticed that he was not moving around very well, could not jump, would not lay in one position for very long, did not want to play, just not our Homer. So we took him to Dr Utt, and she did xrays and discovered that he had fractures in both of his rear hip bones. Some sort of genetic disorder that caused the hip bones to be extremely brittle, so we scheduled him for surgery the next week and she removed the hip bone from his right side, knitting cartlidge and muscle together to form a sort of ball and socket, he was so brave! He fully recovered in 6 weeks, walking and playing as much as he could, we waited until the 1 year anniversary of the first surgery to do the second, and to our surprise, he was up and walking 1 week later! He was fully recovered in 3 weeks, it was amazing, and since then, the only problems that we have with Homer are the lingering effects of the FURV at such a young age.
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Cant keep me down!
I've Been On Catster Since:
|November 24th 2005
||More than 8 years!
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