Likes: Lucy loves to talk and play and then talk some more. She LOVES attention and follows any person or animal around the house if they are moving. Lucy is in love with her doggie sister Sophie
Pet-Peeves: The cat carrier and the car. Lucy hates change and notices even the slightest movement of furniture, a picture on the wall, etc. If there is any type of change Lucy comments persistently
Favorite Toy: FETCH!!!!! string mousies, balls, anything. Lucy loves to groom Sophie the dog
Favorite Nap Spot: by Mom's head, any warm spot in the house- She's good at finding them!
Favorite Food: Lucy is a picky eater and she has severe food allergies. She LOVES Ziwi Peak Venison Daily Cat food!
Skills: Lucy can play fetch (all day and night long if she can find a partner). Lucy can also open bi-fold doors with her paws! Lucy is very, VERY vocal and likes to express her opinion.
Arrival Story: I had been thinking about adopting another kitty for quite awhile. I thought that Sally would enjoy having a kitty sister to play with and I felt like I was ready to bring another baby home : )
One day (1/18/02) after doing some work in central Phoenix I realized that I was only about a mile from the Phoenix Humane Society where I had adopted Sophie. I decided I would just stop by and take a peek at their kitties. I had been thinking about adopting a gray male kitty but you know how that goes! I saw Lucy (appx. 3 months old) and she saw me. She just kept talking to me. Making eye contact with me and chattering at me! She also kept reaching through the cage towards me with her paw. I had to bring her home.
Bio: Lucy has severe food and environmental allergies and immune system problems. She frequently has ear infections, skin lesions, and tummy problems. Over the past 4 years, she has spent months in an e-collar due to skin problems. Poor kitty!
She is allergic to all dry cat food and most wet foods, too. She is also allergic to nearly all kitty treats. She is currently on a medication called Atopica/Cyclosporine to suppress her immune system and is having positive results.
I've heard the news. Still processing it. I haven't been active on Catster for a long time but Catster is still part of my everyday life considering all my wonderful Catster friends that I interact with on a daily basis on FB and in real life. Yep, Catster friends became real life hugging friends. Imagine that.
But I never considered closing down my Catster account or deleting my pages. Why would I do that? They hold precious memories, dates, diaries, messages from friends, and photos that mean SO much to me.
Each of my animals' pages is my dedication to them. And for my angels, my dedication, honor, and so much more...in memory of them.
I came here to start the copying that is going to take me a long time. Lucy has over 50 pages of diary entries alone. And each one is precious to me.
And Leo's diaries- the neurological nightmare that almost pulled both Leo and me under......and that our Catster friends truly pulled us through, to the other side. Thank you, friends.
And the decision to adopt Leo AND Charlie- these boys are MY boys because of my Catster friends.
And Sophie. My beautiful Sophie, loved and adored by Catster moms all over the world- didn't matter that she was a doggie.
And my darling Sally. If I had to credit Catster with it's greatest strength it would be the support this community shows to those grieving their loved ones. And that's what introduced me to this community. The support I found here when my Sally died so suddenly was so needed, it's bringing tears to my eyes right now.
So I'm back here tonight to start the process of saving, saving, saving. Just in case my memory fails me, I need some back up.
But I just can't do it tonight. I can't go through diaries or photos because my heart is breaking.
If you are not already my friend on FB, please send me a friend request. Molly Strothkamp
I know, I know, it's been a very long time since my family and I have checked in on Catster! We are all doing very well. Mommy is busy with lots of work, she is now teaching classes in addition to her counseling job, and we don't spend much time on Catster :( But we are doing well!
I am the healthiest I have been in ages! I am no longer taking any medication, my allergies are 90% controlled by my strict feedings and environmental precautions. Very exciting! I am still a very skinny girl, barely 8 lbs, but am doing very well.
Leo is also doing well! September marked the 3rd anniversary of his neurological diagnosis and he continues to demonstrate the power of the purr as he lives, moves, runs, and jumps everyday with little sign of his condition. He's still our little lovebug and he is the ambassador of good sibling relationships in the family. I love him and Charlie loves him, therefore Charlie and I love each other. Er, um, not exactly......
Charlie is still a feisty little turkey! But he HAS mellowed (I suppose). He chases me a little less and cuddles with Mommy a little more each day. He used to hate to have his head or body touched by humans and now he leans into Mommy for neck and ear scritches.
Our big news is that we will hopefully be moving to a new house soon! It's in a short sale so the process can take months but we are pretty excited about it! Newman, Samoa, and family's mommy helped our mommy look at houses and she is VERY skilled at thinking about kitty-living spaces- it was like having a kitty consultant on the house hunt- MOL!
I'll keep you updated and hope to check in more often than once every 6 months. Yikes! And thank you for the birthday wishes, I am officially 11 years old on November 1st!
I hope all of my friends are doing well, sending extra big purrs to all the kitties and families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Friends! Hello! It's been awhile, once again totally my mommy's fault. And while I was away from Catster, Catster changed again. Hmmm. Change makes me meow, even if Mommy just moves a picture on the wall or a pillow on the bed. Meow.
Things are good here. I'm beautiful and sassy as ever. Mommy is getting ready to go out of town for three nights so there's Mommy-anxiety going on at this house. Luckily, we have visitors lined up to make sure we are all fed and okay. And BOTH of our visitors are Catster mommies!
That's right, Newman, Samoa, Violet, Gleek, and Inky's Mommy is going to come by one day to check on us and give us some love. And then our kitty sitter Sara, mommy to Mi'ja and Angel Onyx and 3 other kitties, is going to come by twice a day. She might even stay the night here on a weeknight because she has to get up early for work and needs to make sure she has time to feed us. Won't that be crazy? I'm thinking that as soon as she falls asleep, the boys and I will be sniffing her hair!
Today Newman's mommy came over. She's helping to turn Leo the Lovebug from an under-the-bed-when-visitors-are-here scaredy cat to a social lovebug. How'd it go? I'd ask Leo but he spent most of the visit under the couch! He did let her give him some loves under the couch. She's a true CCL and didn't seem to mind spending much of the visit laying on the floor with her arms under the couch. MOL!
Charlie loves her. She's his girlfriend. I think she's pretty cool, too, and while she was busy halfway under the couch, I was busy inspecting the contents of her purse! I think I caught Newman's floof scent! Definitely some catnip scents, too! Oh, and I showed her how much I love my sparkly rattle mousies by running around and trilling at my purple sparkly mousie! I think she was impressed by my athletic kitten moves, not bad for an Olde Furt!
Hope everycat is doing well. Be sure to play funny tricks on your humans for the April 1st holiday!