Nicknames: Ali, Stiltzie, Stiltskin (for his long legs), Prince Mio, Shy Hulud
Birthday: June 25th 2005
Coloration: Blue Smoke
Likes: sleeps next to me, wrestle and play with Quincy, push fur mice under the stove
Pet-Peeves: loud noises
Favorite Toy: furry mice
Favorite Nap Spot: beside me, in cat hammock by the window
Favorite Food: meow mix pouches, everything I eat including turkey breast, strawberries, even tomato paste from the can...
Skills: he has actually trained me to play fetch with him. He brings me his pet mouse and drops it in my hand. Then I have to throw it and he gets it and carries it back to, drops it into my hand and on and on and on.
Arrival Story: My beloved cat Mipo died in June age 14 from cancer. He told me he would come back, and I believe he is reborn in Mio.
There is an uncanny similarity, and from the time I met him just 2 days before Christmas 2005, he just has loved me unconditionally. He was born when Mipo died. Makes me wonder, but no matter what, he makes me so happy again.
Mio and his sister lived as strays around an apartment complex.
My friend's ex-husband used to feed them but the super had threatened to bring them to the pound ( and ours has a very high kill rate ), so I decided to help. His sister Minouche is an office cat now where I work, and Mio came home with us, had his medical, was fixed all within 2 days.
Bio: First, Mio was quite shy around our other cats, but not with me. He took his place in my bed, same spot Mipo used to sleep in but he was a tad skittish with the rest of the family.
These days he plays with Quincy a lot, and they wrestle and there's little fur mice all around the house.
He had a herpes ulcer in one eye, but it has healed up, is just a little blurred still. He gained 2 Pounds in 7 weeks after we took him in. For the herpes, I give him Lysine in his food. The funniest sight is when he and Quincy sit on the window and watch the raccoons at night! With new things he is very timid, that's why we call him little Shy Hulud ( from the movie Dune ).
Right now I am trying to get him used to the kitty harness, so he can join Quincy outside in spring, on the leash of course.
what a surprise! Meowmie woke up to see all kinds of congratulations on the Catster account, and I'm Cat of the Day! This is so great!
Even though I haven't posted for quite some time, I can all assure you that I am in excellent health. Right now I'm sitting on top of my cat tree watching the sunrise - it's beautiful.
I continue to be healthy, and my annual heart ultrasounds have been normal. I still take the cardiostrength vitamins and a 1/4 of atenolol every day, but you would not think anything is wrong with me at all, and no symptoms of heart disease.
Meowmie has been very busy last year, starting her own non-profit, for all the rescue kitties. But at home, it's still just Toby, Quincy and me. all 17 other kitties are at her place of work, where the rescue is.
So, again, a big THANK YOU! and you all enjoy this beautiful day of early spring!
kitty hugs! Mio
so, I had another ultrasound heart checkup today. Guess what? All my measurements have decreased by about 25% and everything is normal!!! after 3 1/2 years, It is unbelievable. Even the vet was flabbergasted. It's not that they made a mistake. I had 2 previous tests. And they did it twice today, just to make sure. But the size of my heart septum has decreased by nearly 4 mm to 7.5, with the upper normal being 9 mm. The vet thinks it might be the cardio vitamins she has given me all the time. Especially the taurine is said to possible reverse heart damage.
no matter what, we are so happy, and I am mom's miracle kitty
as you know, I had been in the hospital a few weeks ago. They shaved both my forepaws, for the iv.
I have been a little embarassed, and mom has been calling me "Poodle Paws". But now I proudly wear them in solidarity with my dear friend Hooch! He is in the hospital right now, and PLEASE! Everykitty who reads this, please send him maximum purrs!
He has poodle paws, too!
that's it for today, lets prove to the world what the powers of the paw and the purr can do!