Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 5 lbs.
Leave a treat for Itsy (May 2005- Sept. 2006)
Catster stats for Itsy (May 2005- Sept. 2006)
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Elizabeth ("Pirates of the Caribbean")
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Black and White
her brother, or those little feathers on a string, but instead of pawing the feathers, she shews the string until it frays apart...
Favorite Nap Spot:
on top of your shoulder
getting you to stop what you're doing so that you'll pet her
One of my cats was never too social, and she always stayed outside. We never got a chance to get her spayed because we couldn't catch her, and when she got pregnant, she had her kittens outside, but we wasn't sure where. One day, my mom was outside and heard a noise coming from an old shed in our back yard. When she opened it up, she found six little kittens, about a month old. She brought them in the house, and we tried to decide what to name them. Prior to my mom finding the kittens, we had watched "Pirates of the Caribbean," so we decided to name some of the kittens after the characters from the movie. One of the kittens, a little female, we named her Elizabeth, or, as a nickname, Itsy. She was quite feisty, but adorable. When the kittens were old enough to give away, we decided to keep her and her brother, Jack Sparrow, who was a big black and white male.
Now we've had a lot of cats, but Itsy was definitely one of a kind. She disapproved with everything, and tried her best to get in your way, but she was a cute little kitty. She would go outside some, and would usually glare at the dogs while her brother roamed around.
Once, when she was coincidentally outside, we decided that we had to go to the store. So we got in the truck and started the engine, but it didn't start up like normal. Then we heard a horrible yowl, and Itsy runs from under the truck, limping. I jump out and caught up with her, and when I lifted her up, her back left leg hung limply from the stump. My dad and I rushed her to the vet, and they took an X-ray. The leg was completely broken, and the only thing that held it on was the skin. So we decided to have the leg amputated. The operation went well, and we finally got her home. She didn't move much the first day, and we weren't sure how well she would make it. But, after a while, she was able to hobble around the house, and pretty soon she got so used to it that she could run as fast with three legs as she could with four.
At first, it was hard to get used to her only having three legs, but once she was able to get around good, that little stump just became part of her. We knew that she didn't realize that she was missing that leg, because if the left side of her head would itch, she would try to scratch it with that leg; we could see the stump moving as if she was actually scratching. So, to help her out, we'd scratch that side of her head for her. She would still go outside and run around, and we built a ledge by a window at the back of our house so that she could lounge around outside without having to be on the ground. She still had that same attitude, and she'd still play with her brother pretty rough. Our little Itsy was just like we knew her to be, and she went on with her life.
It ended too soon, though. On September 24, 2006, Itsy went outside for her usual morning ramblings. She didnâ€™t come back in, but I thought that she'd just fell asleep somewhere. Mom got a little worried, however, and noticed that the dogs where out in the fields in front of our house, and that there was a hawk circling around the ground. My dad went out into the field to see what it was. What he saw was a little black and white, three-legged cat, lying on the ground, bloody from where the hawk attacked her. We buried her in the back yard, where all of our other deceased pets laid. The day before this happened, which was also the day before I wrote this, I remember thinking about all of our pets, and thinking that my favorite cat was Itsy. I thought that the day before she died, and I wonder about that. She was a very good cat, and I'm really gonna miss her.
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I'm the princess around here!
The Groups I'm In:
3 Legger Pals(3LP), Three leggers!, Tripods Rule!
I've Been On Catster Since:
|March 22nd 2006
||More than 7 years!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History
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