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Age: 9 Years Sex: Male Weight: 10 lbs.
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Leave a treat for Copy♥
Copy Cat, Xerox Copy, Baby Boy
April 25th 2005
Black and White
Sleeping, watching lizards, playing with his toys, kneading mommy's neck
Having his eyes cleaned, holding him too long
Plastic balls, catnip mouse, feathers on a stick and laser light
Favorite Nap Spot:
varies...but near Xerox usually. or on our bed or the new cat shelves
Hills CD for sure, lunchmeat when he gets it, chicken, any treats
This precious boy was born to Lily, a sick and pregnant cat we found. When he was born, he was cold, still, and not breathing. I thought he was dead, and went to get my husband so he could take him away, as Lily was still in labor. My husband pryed open his tiny mouth, and found some membrane still covering it. The tiny kitten took one gasp, and then nothing. I thought that was his last breath, so I just held him close to my heart, that he might know love before he left this world. I thought I was holding him while he died, but I was holding him while he lived! He took another breath, and then began to mew. Of course, I was crying. We feared he might have brain damage, since he was without oxygen for so long, but he is fine. He has good motor skills, and has grown as large as his brothers!
Since he looked so much like our cat, Xerox, we named him Copy. Oddly, with all the cats to choose from, he took up with Xerox, his look-alike, who is usually cranky.
His mother was very sick, and the kittens all had to be hand fed from 2 weeks on. They contracted ringworm and a chronic eye infection from her. It took us many weeks to cure the ringworm, and because they will need lifelong treatment for their eyes, no one wanted to adopt them. The 3 shelters who had promised to take them all backed out, so our wonderful and generous vet helped us with some of the expenses. Copy is growing into a stout, healthy boy. He is gentle and affectionate. Copy has learned how to clean his eye himself! If you hand him a wadded up paper towel, he will take it in his paws, and clean his eye! He will even do this for his vet, which always gets him a big laugh and treats. When he wants to love on you, he will stare directly at you with his large eyes. Then he pushes his head against my chin, puts his paws around my neck, kneads, and suckles, soaking my neck! As he doesn't usually like to be held, this is my special "Copy Moment", and we have been late leaving for work, because I won't put him down until he is done! Cats! What would we do without them!
UPDATE: When he was two years old, Copy's eyes cleared up for nearly two months, for the first time in his life. We think maybe his immune system was finally fighting the virus. As time went on, his eye troubles have returned, but never as bad as before. He still cleans his own eye, but I have to watch out when I am getting dressed because if I lay my socks on the bed, he will grab one and use it for his towel! I don't even mind because I love this little fellow so much. :)
Thanks for reading his story.
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My heart belongs to Athena
|Birthday : April 25, 2005|
This beautiful gal is my girlfriend, Athena.
I'm a lucky guy.
|MOM! Stop with the kisses!|
Athena, YOU can kiss me all you want!
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December 15th 2009 1:58 am
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I'm not very good at writing in this diary. I guess I need a little more practice.
But I have something special I wanted to say in it today...
Happy Birthday to my lovely girlfriend, Athena!
*blows a kiss with his paw*
Athena, my family and I wish you a really special day.
I hope you get lots of new catnip mousies, and your favorite supper too!
Sending my love today and always,
October 26th 2009 2:29 pm
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Halloween is a fun time around our house.
We like to decorate the yard and enjoy the little kiddo's coming to the door for trick-or treat candy. It was Zack's favorite time of the year, and Mom will always remember carrying him to the door, so he could see the kids, and him squirming to get down and run outside!
I am much better, preferring to observe from a safe distance. :)
New people scare me.
My girlfriend Athena is the bravest cat I know. Last year I had some scary wallpaper on my page. It didn't bother her a bit. So I told her to go look at my brother Queso's wallpaper. It was even scarier than mine. You know what she said? She said 'I'm not afraid of fish skeletons, Copy". BOY is she brave!
I knew then, that she was the gal for me. *proud grin*
So this year I have even scarier wallpaper than Queso's fish skeleton. I wonder if I can get her to jump into my arms so I can protect her? I'll save you Athena!
You know what? I bet she's not scared of my evil pumpkin either....
That's my girl!
Purrs to all for a safe, and fun Halloween.
September 15th 2009 7:01 am
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Yep, I'm awake!
Monday I was a Diary Pick, for the very first time. Yesterday my little brother Dalton was on the homepage as Cat of the Day, and today I get the supreme honor of being Diary of the Day!
This is too much for one little cat to take in. I am humbled. I am happy.
I owe it all to my lovely girlfriend, Athena. She brings me good luck!
Maybe I should consider a career in writing? What do you think? I could be a "copy editor", MOL!
And I am so proud to share the homepage with our dear family friend, Rufus, this weeks Cat of the Week, and today's Cat of the Day, Gimme, who is the brother of Ambrogino, who is the boyfriend of our Aunt Oly! Congrats Gimme, your page looks very "Piratey".
I also share Diary Central with our beautiful friend, Kaci Sunshine, and my sister's girlfriend, Sandy. Congrats ladies!
I won't be able to send thanks very quickly because I am fourth in line! My brother Angus has his birthday thanks to do, then my sister Sophie, who just turned six, and then Dalton, who is still on cloud nine from being Cat of the Day, and THEN, finally me! So please know that I won't forget a single cat!
Just one advance thanks to Alfie, who was the first to notify me (thanks dude) and made my awesome Kimi picture. I will treasure it.
Guess I'm going to go read my messages and rosettes now. I'm really, really happy!
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