Rhubarb (1997-2007)

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Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Rhuby, Rhubes, Rhu

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

July 18th 1997

Laying on the bed with her doll, clean humans - she loves on you when you come out of the shower

Her brother Junior, kids, and strangers

Favorite Toy:
Any box she can get in, some catnip toys

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the bed with her doll

Favorite Food:
Hill's Science Diet

Hiding, she can hide from you and stay hid all day.


Arrival Story:
On a cold sunday morning, my Mom was awakened by a cat meowing. She searched and found a tiny kitten in the bed of my brother's truck hidden under a tarp. We believe someone put her there. She looked to be almost 3 weeks old. I went and got kitten milk and a bottle. She was the prettiest kitten ever. After all that trouble of keeping her alive, we could not let her go.

Rhubarb is a very independent cat. She likes to be loved on only on her terms. She is not receptive to strangers, she hides until they leave. She does have a bit of a cattitude. She is the boss and we all know it. She doesn't talk much, but, if she can see the bottom of the food bowl, she will be sure to tell you about it.

Forums Motto:
The Queen


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April 29th 2006 More than 10 years!

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Gone but never forgotten

Rhubarb Lost Her Fight

January 22nd 2007 9:25 pm
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In 1997, I was still living at home with my mother. One cold Sunday morning, the cries of a kitten woke my mother. She sent my brother under the house looking for the kitten. She finally found her in the bed of my brother's truck under a tarp. Some terrible person had put her there. She came into my room with her wrapped in a washcloth. We knew by her size she was too small to be away from her kitty mom. I went to the store and got a bottle and milk. We raised Rhubarb by hand and soon found out what a strong willed little kittlen she was. Rhubarb did everything on her terms. You could pet her when she wanted to be petted and no other time. We knew what a hard time she had had as a baby and respected her. We enjoyed any attention we received from her.
In the fall of 2005, Rhubarb's health took a major turn for the worse. She had developed heart problems. The vet did not expect her to live. She did not want to go yet and pulled through. She never got better after that, but she had not gotten worse. Untill the last couple of months. She just kept going down and we knew it was a matter of time before we lost her. Mom told me a couple of weeks ago, she did not want Rhubarb to suffer. I knew what she meant and did not want to think about it, even though I did.
Rhubarb made the decision for us tonight. She quit breathing. She peacefully passed over the bridge. We are very sad, but are also happy now that Rhubarb is finally at peace.

Rhubarb, we love you and will miss you!!!

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