Tabitha RIP


Siamese/American Shorthair
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Home:Elkins, WV  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 21 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Tabby; Tabasco Tabitha; Old Girl; Mrs. Tibbs; Tibby (we call her Tibby more often than anything else)

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-pound cat-cat rescue

Coloration:
Flame Point

Likes:
Tibby loves to be loved and petted.

Pet-Peeves:
She hates getting her eyes cleaned out.

Favorite Toy:
She likes the Turbo Scratcher.

Favorite Nap Spot:
On Mommy's back.

Favorite Food:
She likes Friskies' Indoor Cat.

Skills:
She loves to sit on the computer keyboard.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
I have always wanted a flame point kitty and have been looking for one on Petfinder.com. When I saw Tabitha's picture, I knew she was the cat for me. She is my New Year's kitty, since we adopted her (after a 6 hour drive) from the Greenbrier County Humane Society in West Virginia, on December 31, 2005. She is nine years old, and was scheduled to be "gassed" on January 2, 2006, so we got her just in the nick of time. She is a beautiful girl, but does have a few trust issues. Apparently, she was part of a "collection" of cats who were rescued from a dicey living situation. She is very, very lucky that I saw her when I did and was able to make the trip. Welcome to our home, dear girl! UPDATE: Tibby has adjusted very well to our home and our other cats. She has made her first trip to Chincoteague, VA with us and her new sibs and has stayed overnight in a hotel with us as well both on the way there and the way back. She did really well for such an old girl. Even tho she's old, she's still capable of learning and adjusting. We really are so glad we found her because she is a sweet and special cat who deserved to spend the rest of her life in a loving, furrrrr-ever home.

Bio:
FINAL UPDATE on Tibby, March 15, 2010: Just to let you know what happened to Tibby. She was acting rather "weird" yesterday, sorta tilting her head and not focusing her eyes very well, kinda wandering around and whining. Since it was Sunday, we decided to call first thing on Monday morning and get her to the vet ASAP because something was just not right with her. She slept at the foot of my bed last night and didn't eat breakfast and then went to hide under the guest room bed (no one goes in there much). Around noon, she seemed to lose the use of her back legs. The vet thinks she had a massive stroke. Poor Tibby has had an incurable skin condition ~ despite the fact that she's seen four vets in three states, has had biopsies, tests, etc. ~ and has been just miserable for three years, chewing herself almost to the point of mutilation. She hated taking pills, which didn't do much good anyway, and actually started running away from us when we came near her. She had to be bathed 2-3x a week with hydrocortisone shampoo. So maybe this stroke, as awful as it was and as sudden and shocking, might have been a blessing for her. The vet said that she was itching, biting, chewing, scratching just as a human might scratch poison ivy. She had lost most of her fur and her tail was mutilated from all the chewing. Poor, poor girl. I always felt soooo sorry for her and felt that she didn't have much of a life. Tibby is now flying free at the Rainbow Bridge and already, we miss her so much!

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Jailbreak Kitty

The Groups I'm In:
♥ Democats ♥, Olde Furts, Rainbow Bridge Kitties, The Furry Federation, West Virginia Hillbilly Kitties

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Sebastian is COTD!!!!!!

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I've Been On Catster Since:
January 1st 2006 More than 8 years!

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

2006 Valentine's Day Party!
Stars Given In The Past Month:
Mindy angel as of 3-13-14


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Catster Id:
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Meet my family
AlbieMiss Bobbie
Sue McGee
(RIP) 2-
Mr. Silk (RIP)Albert
(1985-2002)
Fluffy
(1990-March
13, 2008)
Tory (RIP)Abbitibbi
(RIP)
Katrine (RIP)
Pugsley (RIP)Precious (RIP)Flannery (RIP)Baby (RIP)
Honky Cat
(RIP)
Buster (Rest
in Peace)
Prince
Albert-The
Wedding Pix
KATO (RIP)
HONEYNOELLE

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Tibby's Mewsings


I Have A Guardian Angel!

April 29th 2009 7:42 am
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Ohhhhh, I'm so excited! Now I have a guardian angel to watch over me. It is the handsome BeeJay, a friend of my brofur Albert's, at the Rainbow Bridge. I've heard it is a lovely place, with many butterflies, fishies in the milky stream, and catnip growing EVERYwhere. But Mommy says I can't go there yet because I'm needed here on earth.

I have a skin condition ~ the vets don't know exactly what it is or what causes is ~ but I have to wear my "dress" (Mom had several made for me) and I have to get a bath two times a week with special hydrocortisone shampoo. I have to take two pills a day, too. I absolutely HATE all of this, but if Mommy says it helps to keep me from chewing and scratching my fur off, then I suppose I will have to tolerate it.

I'm just so glad that BeeJay is my guardian angel. Now I can feel safe and protected ALL the time. Woooooo hoooooooo!

 
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