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Home:Huntington, a  
Age: 19 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Sled-Kitty, Alpha Dog, Mean Little Black-and-White Dog

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

Black and White

Gravy, organic catnip, sleeping on warm things and bossing around the dogs.

Strange dogs visiting, people who try to pick her up, not getting enough wet food.

Favorite Toy:
Our pit bull, Biscuit

Favorite Nap Spot:
On top of a monitor, on sweaters or linens in the closet, or in the middle of the bed.

Favorite Food:
Pepperoni, cheese, chicken, or anything with gravy on it.

Convincing dogs that are more than ten times her size that SHE is the undisputed alpha-dog of the household.


Arrival Story:
My old dog Jake and I found Strega on one of our regular walkies while living in downtown DC -- she was a lost/orphaned feral kitten, no more than a couple of months old, nearly dead from starvation and parasites. I suspect she may have come from a feral colony living in some burnt-out buildings behind the Mt. Vernon Square Metro station -- that whole block's long since been torn up as part of the convention center construction, but at the time it was inhabited by a number of feral kitties whose small size, tuxedo markings and green-gold eyes were quite similar to hers. She was so weak and thin when we found her that I feared she was at death's door, but with lots of good food and getting rid of all the worms and fleas that had been sucking her dry, she made a rapid recovery.

Strega was raised by an Alaskan Malamute -- I only wish I'd gotten pictures of her as a tiny kitten, being gently pinned down by one big snowshoe paw as he licked her face clean! They shared their toys and food, played together, and sometimes even collaborated on stealing people food. Since she's been around dogs ever since we rescued her, and has rarely seen other cats, I'm not entirely sure she realizes she isn't a dog herself -- she certainly bosses our current two dogs around as if she were a big old snowdog herself, not a tiny little cat.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
"Everything here is mine."

The Groups I'm In:
Adorable Adoptees, Ban Stupid Legislation, Multi-Colored Cats Club, The Tuxedo Gang, White paws

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 20th 2006 More than 11 years!

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