Donovan ~in loving memory~


American Shorthair
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Home:Greenville, SC  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Baby -D, Vinny-baby

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Birthday:
September 15th 2004

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
He loves watching the bird feeders.

Pet-Peeves:
The fact that so many people don't like black cats!

Favorite Toy:
He likes mice, string, and plastic straws.

Favorite Nap Spot:
The chair by the window.... with a strategic view of the bird feeders.

Favorite Food:
Nutro indoor formula, and whatever he can steal when no one is looking. I once saw him pick up a slice of cheese in his mouth and run behind the sofa to eat it.

Skills:
He is a food theif. Anything left unattended is fair game.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
I used to be Donovan's foster mom (his name used to be "Oreo" but that didn't make sense for a solid black cat!!). He is from a local shelter where they are in a transitional state with their buildings and need as many foster homes as they can get. Apparently Donovan/Oreo was adopted as a kitten, and the man kept him for a while, but when the man decided to move to Atlanta he claimed that he could not find an apartment that would allow him to have a kitty (yeah right!) so he returned the kitty to the adoption center. How can anyone keep a kitty for that long and then just get rid of it? Clearly this man did not deserve this wonderful feline friend. I met Donovan/Oreo on March 14th when I stopped by to shop at the thrift store next door to the adoption center. They told me how much he needed a foster home, so I took him home with me. After shuttling him every Saturday and Sunday to be "viewed" during adoption hours, I started to realize how much I had already grown attached. He has become more assertive when he wants attention, he gets along with the others, and he is no trouble at all. He is just a big sweetie. He and Riley are buddies, and since Riley can't get Maxwell or Chloe to play with him and often ends up playing with Irwin.... I thought they would both like to stay together.

Bio:
He is sooooo sweet. He loves to be held, talked to, brushed and petted. He likes to eat (don't we all?) . He is friendly, social, and comfortable with the other pets. He is certainly not aggressive, but not a wimp either! He likes to sleep on the bed, and has a sweet little meow. He also purrs a lot. He loves to watch the birds!

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 3rd 2006 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
292591


Meet my family
IrwinMaxwell
~forever in my
heart~
ChloeRiley
ShealyBarney~Gone
but never
forgotte
JewellGracie
FergusonHaroldSister (Little
Sister)

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Donovan died today, I am heartbroken.


this morning...

January 17th 2009 8:47 pm
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yesterday i woke up and keeping with my normal routine, fed my five kitties. this morning i fed only four. i had my cereal, and Donovan was not sitting beside me wating for my empty bowl so he could finish off the traces of milk I left behind. he wasn't sitting in the corner behind the door in his usual spot waiting for breakfast. he wasn't sitting on the kitchen table watching me and waiting for me to put my forehead against his and tell him i love him.

it's surreal, his being gone. i still can't wrap my mind around it. he needed me, and i'm grateful for the privelige of having him for most of his short life. someone else adopted him, returned him, and something made me ask about fostering a kitty that day. "take oreo, he hates it here!" who names a solid black cat Oreo? so i took him home, to what i thought would be his temporary home... and spent a few weekends shuttling him back and forth to and from adoption hours. he would meow all the way there, and on the way home he was quiet. like he knew his ordeal was over and he could relax. then one day it occurred to be that i didn't want anyone else to have him. he was already mine. had i not done this, who knows what his life would have been like for the last few years. so this morning Donovan and i took our last ride together, though technically he was already gone. i drove him to the vet for cremation.

i miss him, and will continue to do so. he was an excellent kitty, and i am still trying to accept that he is really gone. i will always love him, and he will be in my heart forever.

 

Donovan died suddenly...

January 16th 2009 4:21 pm
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I miss him already, the vet said it sounded like something acute. Heart attack, stroke, or something else. Donovan was fine all day, his normal self, but he died suddenly tonight around 6pm. I just wanted to write about it here... he is already missed... I still can't believe it. I will write more memories about him here, just not right now. Thank you for reading. Go and kiss your kitties (and puppies!) while they are still with you.

 
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