Maine Coon
Picture of Masato, a male Maine Coon

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Home:Western, IL  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Sato the Gato

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious

Quick Bio:
-purebred-cat rescue

July 8th 2004


People! Everyone who meets him must think we never pet him, because he once you give him the slightest indication you like him, he's yours, forever; in your lap, your hair, on your shoulder, climbing your leg, jumping on your back. He's worse than a flea.

Those icky sneezes he gets really bother him (Masato has chronic sinusitis).

Favorite Toy:
Masato loves the little hard plastic balls with bells inside. Not the ones that are like cages around the ball, it has to be solid and noisy. He bats them everywhere.

Favorite Nap Spot:
In Libby's bed, with or without Libby, right next to her heater, so he gets to stay extra cozy.

Favorite Food:
He loves cheese! We should have named him Cheddar!

Gosh, I don't know yet! Let me think on it . . .


Arrival Story:
Masato was left at his former vet's office when his family found out he had a chronic nasal condition that could potentially require an expensive surgery, or long-term preventative treatment. A friend who heard about his plight called me, and asked if we would take him in and get him fixed . . . and because we such sucker's for a sob story, we brought him home.

Masato has chronic sinusitis caused by outcroppings of nasal polyps inside his nasal cavities. X-rays have shown us that the polyps are currently small, and we are hoping to manage their growth, as well as treat the infections that sometimes go along with the condition-- until a later date when surgery can be more successful. Because of this Masato often goes into sneezing fits, and sometimes has a runny nose. I walk around behing him quite often with my Mr.Clean Magic Eraser cleaning all the walls and baseboards:) He takes two medications daily, and we will be monitoring his progress and need for surgery regularly. He's got a ways to go before he'll be truly healthy. Masato is a ridiculously friendly cat. The vet we "adopted" him from tells us he was purchased from a breeder, and is a purebred Maine Coon. It amazes me how many people can pay actual money to adopt a cute little kitten with a piece of paper saying his parents names and then turn their back on him a year later like he never mattered? If the money was such an issue, why did you pay for him in the first place? Beats me. All I know is, we're glad to have this sometimes all-too-cuddly member of the family. He certainly keeps us guessing with his antics.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
"Oh no, did I do that?"

The Groups I'm In:
Adorable Adoptees, CAT-tastrophe!, Special Needs Cats

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 22nd 2006 More than 10 years!

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