Eli - In Loving Memory

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Mister Eli, Baby Boy, Pumpkin, Silly Eli, Eli-I'm-Over-Here

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-pound cat-cat rescue


Arrival Story:
I volunteer at an animal shelter and walked in the back door one afternoon to hear a chorus of meows coming from this tiny fuzz ball of a kitten. Eli (his shelter name) was on his head at the cage door, begging to be held and to be played with. It was love at first sight. As soon as he was neutered, he was introduced to the resident feral (no longer with us) who taught him the fine art of being a house cat.

Mom learned a hard lesson about curious Eli and baths by candlelight. The candles were lit and lining the tub. Eli was perched on the sink, watching the candles, watching the bath, and switching his big, bushy tail the whole time. Poof goes the tail, YEOW goes Eli as Mom grabbed him and doused his tail in the tub. YEOW goes Mom as Eli clawed his way out of the tub. Eli was diagnosed with chronic crystals soon after his first birthday. He is on special diet and meds that control the acidity of his urine.

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I've Been On Catster Since:
November 25th 2005 More than 10 years!

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The Life of Eli

My Tail of Devotion for Eli - In Loving Memory

June 27th 2006 4:37 pm
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My Little Rascal, Eli - I will always have in my memory the first time I saw you at the shelter. You were just a ball of fuzz, standing on your head at the cage door...screaming for someone...anyone...."please open the door and hold me!!!" So I did. And, I fell in love with you at first sight. Little did I know the experiences you had in store for me! From setting your tail on fire, the urinary crystals, getting into every bag that came through the front door, to waking me every morning for 5-1/2 years at 5:00 AM, even when I did not need to be wakened that early! I miss you sleeping on the pillow next to my head. I miss you yelling at me when I came in late or was late feeding you. (I miss you so much.) You were so telegraphic with your eyes...I could almost always predict what you were thinking of getting into next. I only wish I was there the day you decided to unravel the rug backing. Maybe I could have stopped you, or intervened sooner. You were such a dear friend to me. I love you. I miss you.

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Signing off for now...

April 26th 2006 7:41 am
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Eli says "peace be with you." After ingesting some threads that he found interesting, Eli had to undergo emergency surgery on April 25, 2006, to remove 3 wads of string that were stuck in his intestines. The string was successfully removed, but the little rascal just could not make it through the recovery. So, at 1:30 AM on April 26, 2006, Eli slipped from our world. He leaves a giant hole and our lives will be terribly different without him. Eli, you will be forever with me...in my heart...and anytime I want to remember you as you were, I will retrieve your Catster page.


Me Chasing Tweak Chasing Me

April 19th 2006 3:14 pm
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Tweak and I played chase all day today. This is what happened....

Eli: Tag....now your turn to chase me...here I go, through the living room, behind the couch, one giant leap over my favorite box...ooops...stop and scoot way back inside the box, now SHOOT out past you and into the bedroom, under the bed on this side and out like a flash of light from the other side, under the bed table, down the hallway, into the dining room, under the table, and one giant leap on the chair sticking out and then down the other hallway back into the living room and inside the box...{pant, huff, puff, huff, puff...} Can you see me? I bet you can't! I'm invisible inside my box!

Tweak: HAHAHA...I'm coming to get you....I'm zoooooming....over the box...AAAAAAAAAAAAH you got me, running through the living room....zoom......pant, pant, running through the bedroom around the bed and back through the living room. Oh man, where did you go? I can't find you! Well, I'm just going to run around until you chase me some more.

Eli: Hee hee heee...I'm hiding in the box! Look out...here I come flying out of the box and springing up in the air over top of you! How do you like my flying bear pose? Can you catch me now....

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