Vito 1998-2009 You are Missed

Domestic Long Hair/Maine Coon
Picture of Vito 1998-2009 You are Missed, a male Domestic Long Hair/Maine Coon

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Home:Okemos, MI  
Sex: Male   Weight: 18 lbs.

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Vito Bito, Vichachi, Vito Kitone

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

August 8th 1998

Brown Tabby

His wife Filly.

Being woke up.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere is good.

Favorite Food:
Cat Chow, Tuna

Sleeping, purring.


Arrival Story:
Vito was brought into the vet clinic where I work as a feral kitten. He was so scared, but so friendly. I worked in the kennel at the time and spent lots of time with him bringing him out of his shell. After a few months someone started looking to adopt him who I knew would not be in tune to his social needs. I begged my fiance to let him come home with me. It took a good amount of work at home to get him the rest of the way out of his shell. One day he just snapped into it and realized that any person that came to our house could pet him too. He has been the biggest mush ball ever since. He'll even rub up on the dogs for some love if we're ignorning him. He also loves our Corgi Minos.

Vito had a scary bout with fatty liver (hepatic lipidosis) 4 years ago. Somehow he disappeared in our house for a few days. I came home from working an ER shift at the clinic one night and he was sitting on his favorite shelf like he always does. His eyes and gums were yellow and I could tell by picking him up that he had lost a few pounds. He had to be in the hospital for almost a week and had to have a feeding tube for 2 months. I never realized how important he was to me until I thought I might lose him. He has been the healthiest cat ever since and I am thankful everyday that we have had so much time together. Sadly Vito was diagnosed with a primary lung tumor this fall. We had to put him to sleep after a miraculous 5 months of great days together. The disease progressed quickly at the end and we couldn't let him suffer through it.

Forums Motto:
Sleep, Eat, Be Loved

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 24th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
1996-2009 he
was a good
Lucy 1995 -
2005 We Miss
ThunderScratchFilly 2001 -
2010 We Miss

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