Domestic Shorthair
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Home:West Chester, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 17 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 14 lbs.

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Hoppie, Hopp, Hops

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-three legger-cat rescue

April 16th 1999

Silver-Patched Tabby

Sleeping and Eating

Other cats, especially her brother Boxie and her sister Chloe!

Favorite Toy:
Feather stick.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Right now it's Daddy's computer chair.

Favorite Food:
Felidae Platnium

Getting around on three legs at 16+ pounds!


Arrival Story:
The CFO brought her to work, his neighbor found her and asked him to take her to the vet. He did and his vet said they couldn't help her because she weighed too little to do any surgeries. Her right front leg was all floppy and didn't work, she wighed less than three-quarters of a pound! I did my ususal stunt and called my husband crying. He said I could bring her home and we would take her to our vet. I took her home and to the vet. Our vet at that time wouldn't do surgery because she weighed so little. Within days her leg became smelly and she kept chewing on it. My husband took her back to the vet and demanded that they do something, the vet wanted to euthanize her, and my husband told them that that was not an option! Eventually, they performed the surgery and she came out ok! We put off getting her spayed for awhile since she had already been through so much trauma! After we finally did get her fixed she turned from a wee sweet cat into a hellion! That was 1999! She's still a hellion! She doesn't have the best personality, but what do ya do? She's family! BTW did I say that is our FORMER vet! We have a vet who usnderstands that ALL options must be exhausted prior to euthanizing even being spoken, let alone considered! Dr. Andy Summers

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Get outta my space!

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I've Been On Catster Since:
April 29th 2006 More than 10 years!

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I couldn't be more honored or humbled...

February 2nd 2010 4:59 am
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We just woke up to find out that I am Caster Cat of The Day! WOW! Imagine that! I am just your average three-legged cat from Southern Ohio! This comes at a great time and will allow us to focus on something other than my health for a day or so! I recently had a blood test at my annual exam on December 30th just because I am 10, making me a senior cat and because Dr. Andy wanted pre-dental anesthesia. Anyhow the results showed an elevated calcium level. Not terribly elevated, but elevated none-the-less. So when I went back for my dental on January 18th we repeated the test. This retest showed I definitely had elevated calcium, the initial results were not a fluke. So we did a more specific blood test which tested for ionized calcium in my blood. This also showed a definitely high calcium. So last week I went back and had more blood drawn which will test my parathyroid gland for malignancy.
You may or may not know hypercalcemia can be caused by about four things: lymphoma, parathyroid tumor, kidney failure, or it can be idiopathic, meaning without a known cause. In my case we know that it is not being caused by kidney failure because my other blood levels (BUN & Creatinine) are okay. This is good for now, but ultimately an elevated calcium will cause kidney failure, so we really kinda want to know what's causing it.
So now we wait, hopefully not for more than a few days for these latest tests, in the meantime I AM CAT OF THE DAY! What a way to take my mind off of the waiting! Thank you Catster!


Boy oh boy!

November 28th 2008 6:01 pm
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I had to go to the vet today. They shaved the fur off of my bottom!
I had my anal glands expressed. They were impacted. I was sore! I feel better now. I bit both Mom and Dad and I tried to bite the vet. I bit Dad through heavy leather gloves.
I didn't feel good, I feel better now.


Sad day...

October 15th 2007 5:10 pm
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It has been sad around here lately. First my furboy's cousin, Hissy got diagnosed with sickness and doesn't have much longer before going to the Bridge. Next our dear friends, the Cheese Family, had to send one of their foster cats to the Bridge after finding out he was sick with lymphoma. Finally, last but by no means least, I lost a very dear friend. My friend Amelia was diagnosed with lung cancer on Saturday and left for the Bridge on Sunday. Amelia was a great cat and her mom is a great woman. Amelia would give you the fur off of her back, she's that kind of cat. Kind, generous, giving, the world is a better place for having had Amelia in it, and I am a better cat for having known her. I will continue to support her mom in anyway I can with our mission of teaching people about the link between animal abuse, holding those who abuse animals accountable to the fullest extent of law and increasing the level of punishment for those who abuse animals.
I am honored to have known Amelia.

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