American Shorthair
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Home:Durham, a  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Tan Tan, Doodle, Tanner Danner, Tanner Tanner Long Toes, Big T, Big Orange T

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

April 7th 2002

Orange & White Tabby

Playing !!!

Having to share his playtime with others

Favorite Toy:
red string on a stick, and a pair of red shoe strings, and the pokey stick

Favorite Nap Spot:
In the Siamese Rescue bed

Favorite Food:
Cookies, and anything sweet!

He can successfully wake you up from a deep sleep by picking his toe nails!


Arrival Story:
Tanner came to live with me when he was 13 days old. He was my first bottle feeder kitten. It was a bit scary at first, as he didn't like the bottle or formula, but he soon got the hang of it, and we were off! I adopted him in October of that year, as we had been through so much together. He's a great cat, a bit stiff though! He loves to play and talks a lot to get your attention.

Tanner has Hypertrophic Obtrusive Cardiomyopathy with a grade 3/6 murmur. He was diagnosed in September of 2004 at the age of 2. He currently takes Atenolol twice a day, and is doing great! Our next echocardiogram at the vet school is Dec 2006. They are all pleased with his progress.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

The Groups I'm In:
Brilliant Orange Cats Unite, Multiple Cat households!!!, Royal CaninĀ® Felines

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 5th 2006 More than 11 years!

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June 22nd 2010 5:27 am
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Hello all,

Mom has finally gotten around to posting another diary entry for me. It is to let you all know that my brothers and I have a blog. We update it about 5 times a week and think you will enjoy reading our stories there. Please come and check us out!




Life is still good

October 2nd 2007 10:55 am
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My life is great! I love the new house. I love laying in the sunny windows. I love running up and down the stairs. I love drinking out of the new sinks. I love having room to play with my favorite toys. I love mom's new bed, so I can stretch out and have lots of room. I love watching the birds. I love to eat.

My vet can vouch for that last comment. I had to go in August for my annual checkup. She wants me to try and lose weight, and called me wide bottom! I know folks are probably laughing right now, but I can't help I have a sensitivity to carbs! Mom is trying Atkins on me, so I get lots of high protein canned food...this dieting isn't so bad!

Well, I should get going and see if there's anything new in the food bowl...Until later...


Vet School Visit

December 21st 2006 8:10 am
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Last week I saw the large blue carrier come out of the closet, so I was a bit cautious. Unfortunately mom was smarter, and I was scooped up and packed up and headed off to the vet school before I knew what had happened! I do pretty good in the car, but I like to sing along with the music. It's so nice this time of year with the holiday songs playing. Anyway, we arrived and I had to sit in the waiting room for a while, but not too long. I finally made it back to the room where they decided to take my blood pressure! do you know how they check that? They squeeze your tail! I was not fond of this, first they had to put this gooey gel on my tail, and then they wrapped this cuff around it and squeezed it. I'm surprised it wasn't very high as unhappy as I was, but it was good. I was glad when that was over. I thought I was finished, but NOOOOO I had to go off and be weighed! Then mom left me for several hours while more torture was performed...they shaved my chest for my echocardiogram, they DREW blood, and took x-rays! It's a good thing they gave me a bit of my favorite happy juice or I might have hurt someone! Finally mom came back for me, and we headed home. I am now on an additional medication for my heart called Enalapril. I have mild progression, but I still feel fine! I'll keep everyone posted. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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