Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Nikki, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Dallas Suburb, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Nikki

Nicker, Nickerkitty, Nickerlicious, Grey Girl

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

January 15th 1994

Gray Tabby

My independance, laying on my back and "airing it out"

My parents going on vacation, being picked up by children, mani-pedi's, car rides, and strangers in my house. When my parents talk too loud I meow at them to shut up. That damn kitten!!!!!

Favorite Toy:
Chasing paper balls, string, Ratherbee catnip toys, paper sacks, boxes

Favorite Nap Spot:
On Daddy's lap

Favorite Food:
I'm a Science Diet and Wellness girl, but I'll accept lobster if you have any! No lobster? Well, how about some Greenies?

Precision eye ball licks and head butts.


Arrival Story:
My daddy was looking for a cat to adopt at the Mesa Arizona animal shelter. As he walked among the rows of kitties I climbed the door of my cage and shrieked "Hey you! GET ME OUT OF HERE!" That desperate plea, along with my captivating green eyes melted his heart and he sprung me. Our early days were a bit rough as I taught him how to be owned by a cat and that I didn't want to be fed on some silly schedule. But everything came together when I taught him how to play fetch with me and I took on the role of alarm clock with my feather light eyeball licks. Daddy's bachelor days came to an end and I gained a mommy and a housemate in Karma kitty. Karma and I were supposed to meet each other gradually because our parents feared violence, but on the first night in our new joint our parents went out to dinner and I used my mad door opening skills to check out this new cat. The details of that introduction I've sworn to keep secret, but a treaty was signed with the new fur bag allowing only for occasional clawless fisticuffs and rolling body tackles which I dearly loved delivering. Karma Llasa left for Rainbow Bridge late March, 2006 and a few months later Mr. Echo moved in. A kitten! He chases me, plays with my tail and tries to cuddle with my man. Was I this obnoxious with Karma Llasa? Sometimes I do kinda play with him and he keeps me from being lonely because it was awful around here after Karma left. But trust me when I say Mr. Echo is best in small quiet doses.

I began losing weight, biting my fur and meowing at non existant things in 2005. In January 2006 I was diagnosed hyperthyroid and took medication daily without complaint. Then in March of 2007 it got hard to breathe. My vet discovered I'd acquired a rare condition called Chylothorax where a milky white fluid was filling the space around my lungs. There's no cure so my Man tried to manage my condition with medication. The vet said I might only live a few more weeks but I showed them! I hung on for three more months. I crossed the Rainbow Bridge and got my wings June 21st, 2007 where I've reunited with my sister Karma Llasa and dozens of Catster angels.

Forums Motto:
I'm a fighter!

The Groups I'm In:
10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, Cheerleader Kittys, Doc Hunter's House of Medicine, Frends of Skeezix (FOS), Gray is Grey-t!, Hyper T Space, Race Fans Unite!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Catsters In Need of Serious Purring

In a Past Life...:
I was a hairstylist. When my humans have wet hair, I feel this odd compulsion to lick and style their hair by gripping their skulls with my claws.

The best vet in DFW, Collin County Texas:
Dr. Dana Crigger, The Cat Hospital of Collin County, a cats only clinic in McKinney

I've Been On Catster Since:
March 8th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Karma LlasaMr. EchoChalupaTennessee

Meet my Feline Friends
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See all my Feline Friends

A Million Little Purrs: The Real Nikki

Goodbye, Nikki

June 21st 2007 4:06 pm
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This is Nikki's daddy - she called me "her man" in her diary entries here. I just wanted to let you all know that Nikki began her journey to the Rainbow Bridge this evening.

She's always hated car rides, and from her plaintive meows, I knew she hated this one too. But when we stopped at the doctor's office for her last visit, I held her in my arms and she actually purred. Mommy and I held her throughout her visit. I can tell you that she was strong and that she did feel our love. We didn't want to let her go - she's been so tough throughout her disease - but we knew she also wanted to visit Karma again. I know Nikki missed her, and now she can run towards her and knock Karma over with a barrel spin again like she used to.

I want to thank all of you kind cats and cat parents out there for looking out for Nikki, and for supporting her through these last few months. Your support meant the world to her, and she told me to tell you all she loves you too. She said she doesn't hurt anymore, and that it's really OK to go. As long as you've got loving parents who cuddle you, feed you, play with you, protect you, and care for you, that's your finest reward being a cat. Nikki loved us very much, and I did too. I'll miss her horribly, but she's always be an important part of my life.

Right now I hope she's playing with the angel kitties who have been so kind to send stars and rosettes. I'm sure they helped show Nikki the way to the bridge, and are right now showing her all of the fields where she can run and play. The milk stream will be her favorite. I hope she doesn't drink the whole thing. Until mommy and I come to join her, I know she'll be happy in the waiting.


My Time is Drawing Near

June 18th 2007 5:37 pm
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I can't really deny it much longer. The Rainbow Bridge is calling me.

Over the last couple weeks my breathing has gotten worse. I've had to take Salix (diuretic) more often to try and help reduce the fluid around my lungs.

Last night I lost a huge chunk of fur off the tip of my tail. Mommy saw it on the floor and thought "Hey, that looks like the end of a cat tail". So she picked it up and found me and nearly fainted when she saw my naked tail. A whole inch of the end of my tail has no fur.

When Daddy came home he noticed my breathing was bad again so he asked Mommy to give me another Salix. She noticed my lips and gums are bluish which means I'm not getting enough oxygen. She hugged me and said she was sorry. I jumped down when she started getting teary.

So many kitties have purred hard for me and sent rosettes and stars and purr mail and I have appreciated each and every one.


Been Tagged? Seven things about ME!

May 23rd 2007 12:13 pm
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Donnie, that adorable white boy, tagged me so I get to play the meme game!

The rules: Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Cats who are tagged need to write on their own blog about the seven things and the rules. You need to choose seven cats to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Here are 7 things about me:

1. I may have a sweet face but when I hiss I look demonic. This often works in my favor.

2. The only one who is allowed to kiss my face is Daddy.

3. Mommy can be giving me the best face rub in the world but I won't purr until Daddy walks in the room.

4. If you can't find me, I'm probably in Daddy's stoodio.

5. I like to lick the water off the walls in the rain room after my people clean themselves.

6. I've never caught a bird or a mouse. But one time Karma Llasa and I killed a huge grasshopper that got in the house. Then we ate it.

7. I haven't the slightest idea what a "meme" is. MOL

My turn to tag! I tag:

Charlie Clarence
Holly Berry
Hazel Lucy

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