Likes: I like to recline on the back of the sofa, enjoy sitting out in the patio and LOVE sitting on my mom's head at 4:00AM!!!
Pet-Peeves: My sister Aggie annoys me sometimes and pills, ear drops, Clawdius chasing me around the house - MEEOOOW!!!
Favorite Toy: Those little felt mousies Meowmy bought me ... I like to swat them around.
Favorite Nap Spot: Back of the couch and dad's computer chair.
Favorite Food: I like Fancy Feast Medleys and Wysong Epigen and Vitality and Nourish canned food.
Skills: I sit up *gasps* like a DOGGIE to beg for a treat!!!
Arrival Story: November 12, 2005...my humans were on the way to the mall to spend money on themselves...they passed the Petmobile from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and decided to turn around and take a look (smart humans)...they wanted a doggie (not so smart humans)...looked at the kitties and I came to the door of my cage and MEEOOOWED at mom...she held me and I clung to her and gave her a new furlook (I was shedding a lot back then)...they fell in love with me and brought me home with them. All the money they were going to spend at the mall, they spent on me!! Very smart humans after all!!!
Bio: Maggie had been at the shelter since December 2004. She had been adopted twice, brought back once because "she needed too much attention, second time "she startled easily". Lame, lame excuses! We gave her all the time she needed to adjust and to realize she has a forever home where she will be loved, cared for and spoiled. She's loving, gentle, affectionate and very regal. She's brought love and happiness to us after the loss of our precious little 18 1/2 yr. old Yorkie, Ralphie. I believe Ralphie knew she was the perfect kitty for us and led us to her and to her sister Aggie.
Aggie and I were adopted on the same day, November 12, 2005. From the first day in our new forever home, Aggie felt at ease and like she had always lived here ... I, on the other hand, hid in the bedroom for two weeks, only coming out to use the litter box and eat.
Slowly I gained confidence and came out of the bedroom. I was amazed at how comfortable Aggie felt and how she was able to interact with the humans. I would sit and watch mom play with Aggie, she was full of energy and spunk, she would run and jump to catch "Da Bird" and I would gawk in wonder - she was so agile.
As the days, weeks, months went by, Aggie and I developed a relationship based on the fact that I WAS the alpha cat. We would groom each other and were "cordial" with one another. I have a feeling Aggie would have liked to have been closer with me but I am more of a people cat, I tolerate other cats and that's it ... but we did get along.
When Claw joined our family Aggie became his mom and they developed a very strong bond. Aggie and I stopped grooming each other and I was okay with it. Then Purrcilla Softpaws joined the family ... then Stryder joined the family. I did not develop a bond with any of the new kitties, I remained a loner but got along with the others most of the time. Aggie continued to have a very strong and special bond with Clawdius.
Then Aggie got sick and the dynamics of the family changed. There was a lot of conflict between Purrcilla and Stryder ... between Claw and Purrcilla ... and, at times, between me, Purrcilla and Stryder. Looking back on those three months, I think we all knew how sick Aggie was and were affected by it and by the stress and anxiety our pawrents felt.
Now Aggie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge and I miss her. A few times I've sat in the box where she spent a lot of her last days with us - I never sat in the box before. I have sniffed the places where she also spent time in dad's office and I have gone in mom's closet to sniff the spot where Aggie laid on the day she left us.
I hope she knows I love her and that I'm grateful we got to spend seven years, 5 months and 12 days together.
Would my friends do something very special for me, please? Light a candle for a dear Catster friend, POO, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable malignant tumor in his throat. Treatments do not promise much hope so his mom and dad Jim are going to love him lots and keep him comfortable and happy for as long as possible. Poo is just 11 years old, the same age as my sisfur Aggie who just left for Rainbow Bridge, and their stories are so similar that Aggie has told Poo she's now his very special Guardian Angel. Here's the link for the candle group. Thank you for doing this for a dear friend in need of prayer.
I've always taken a back seat to my sisfur Aggie, she's always been the outgoing one on Catster while I've preferred to hang back and observe even though I'm older than her by two months.
When I was diagnosed with kidney failure last year, my pawrents hearts broke because they knew there is no cure, just maintenance for this health problem. Then I developed pancreatitis and their hearts broke again. But I've managed to hang on and I'm doing okay, I'm getting shots of B-12 every week which really help me and a shot of Cerenia to help with nausea whenever I vomit my food, which is happening more frequently lately.
Now my sisfur Aggie is very sick and I'm afraid she's going to leave me soon and go to the Bridge. We've never been kissy kissy sisfurs but we have tolerated each other well. We were adopted on the same day so we have shared this home since 2005 and I cannot imagine what it will be like if she leaves me.
I purr she will stay with me a while longer ... I really do love her and I need to let her know.