Domestic Shorthair/Tonkinese
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Home:Walnut Creek, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Bean, Big Ben, Little Ben, Benjocat

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Worlds Coolest Dog and Cat Show
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-extra toe(s)
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 7th 2004

June 10th 2004

Black and White

I love Cuddles, Hugs, Food, Going Outside, Jammi, Being chased by Jammi, and Sitting in Mama's lap and sitting in MY computer chair!

I don't like baths or having teeth brushed!

Favorite Toy:
I love Furballs and the Climbing Tree, shoes and Daddy's Feet!

Favorite Nap Spot:
The people bed, or even better, blankets under the people bed!

Favorite Food:
Meat (Raw is good!) and milk!

I know my name, can sing, and know that when Mama taps her lap, it's time for me to jump up and shower her with fur!


Arrival Story:
Just like Alexis, I was rescued from the barn and taken to live with mommy and daddy. All the barn kitties were feral and we didn't have any peoples to take care of us. I was chosen because Lexi and I have the same coloring. I used to be wild and not like being around people, but now I am a happy housecat and love having attention showered on me!

I love to be carried around and treated like a little kitten, even though I am three years old now! I am a friendly little boy and can't wait to meet the other kitties on Catster!

Lives Remaining:
3 of 9

Forums Motto:
Mitten kittens are special too!

The Groups I'm In:
Dogster/catster contests galore, Felines with Creatures, Hemingway Cats, Illinois Kitties, Pawsome Pages, Polydactyl and Proud

The Last Forum I Posted In:
So what are you doing?

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I've Been On Catster Since:
December 20th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Sleeping All Day: the life of Ben

My Claws!

April 8th 2006 7:33 pm
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My sister Fraidy-Cat (who lives with Grandma!) is pregnant! Momma gave Grandma her leftover kitten food so Fraidy could eat that and Grandma has been giving her supplements. Poor girl she needs to get fixed...Mommy is helping Grandma look for clinics that will do it at a low cost, because right now Grandpa is sick with cancer and they don't have a lot of excess money....but not to worry, Gradnma is getting a job (I heard she'll have discounts on pet food!) and the kittens will stay with them (Mommy wouldn't let her give them away!) and I'm sure Mamoo will try to adopt at least one! It is a good thing they have such huge open hearts....oh yes and Mommy's kitty who lives with Grandma-Marie-is feeling better! She had a dermitis problem and would loose a lot of fur and have scabies...but then Mommy gave Grandma Purnia one and said try this, it has yogurt and brewers will help and it seems it did! Before that they had Meowmix and it didn't do anything... Gram also rubs udder balm (for cow udders, to prevent chapping) on her and it seems to have helped. Now the bad news.....I got my nails clipped! I swatted at Gradnma and hissed at her-even though she didn't cut the quick, I don't like people touching my nails! HISSSS! Momma said we need Daddy here to help hold you Ben! Kiss up Gem didn't mind though, and he rubbed against Grandma after she did it!


A Letter from all Kitties to their Peoples

March 25th 2006 2:22 pm
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This is a very special letter! All kitties, please take note. Post in the forums, email to other kitties/humans, give it to a loved one who cherishs cats.

I AM YOUR CAT, and I have a little something I'd like to
whisper in your ear. I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have
to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are
running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly
grand things in life.Look down at me now, while you sit there at your
computer. See the way my loving eyes look at yours? They are slightly
cloudy now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my
soft muzzle. You smile at me. I see love in your eyes. What do you see
in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other
could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior
wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time? That is all I ask to
slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me. So many times you
have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of others of my
kind, passing.Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so
suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so
slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the
very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded
eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long
sleep, to run free in a distant land.I may not be here tomorrow; I may
not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes,
that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be
angry at yourself that you did not have just "one more day" with
me. Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves
me.We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor,
and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep
enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me not as
"alpha" or as "owner" or even "Mom or Dad,"
come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into
one another's eyes, and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of
chasing a mouse, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or
even life in general. You decided to have me in your life because you
wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from
you, and here I am.I am a cat, and I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel
physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and
souls. I do not think of you as a "Cat on two feet" -- I know
what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you
still.Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow
down if only for fifteen minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper
to my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your
true self. We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very

Your Cat

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