Arrival Story: My co-worker had an expecting cat at the same time Sabrina was beginning to lose her battle with kidney failure. Sabrina died two weeks before the litter was born. One of the kittens reminded us of Sabrina even though she was a different color. We adopted her as soon as she was old enough to come live with us.
Bio: Samantha is named after Samantha Carter from the TV shows Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis!! I happen to know most of Samantha's relatives. My co-worker owns her litter mates, aunts, uncles, parents, and grandparents!
Lives Remaining: 9 of 9
Forums Motto: No Sir! We can't call it the Enterprise!
Early morning Wednesday, 2 am. Mom and Dad found me rolled up in the couch's slipcover bleeding profusely from behind! They rushed me to the local Vet ER and I had emergency surgery during the night. The ER Vet said my skin was like Swiss cheese! OUCH! He thinks I may have been biten from behind by one of the other cats. Mom says I could have been injured by "anything". My littermate George does chase me nightly. He could have either bit me or clawed me from behind. Anyway, I appearently had this injury and didn't know it for at least a week when it finally abcessed. My wound had a lot of dead skin around it. The doc couldn't even completely sew me up..I didn't have enough skin!! So, he put a couple drainage tubes in and made "belt loops" with the sutchers for securing the bandage to the "hole" in back. I came home from the ER wearing a most awesome headress along with my bandage. They must appreciate my Greatness! Mom and Dad had to change my gauze twice a day for two days. I finished all my pain meds, and I'll be on Clavamox for a about another week. I also must stay in a "secure" place to I can't be prey for my siblings. The vet tech suggested the bathroom. Mom had a better idea. She got out Liberty's dog crate that she no longer uses. It has a lot of room and it allows me to still be part of the family unit. Today, I went to my regular Vet for my follow up. I got a new bandage that Mom and Dad are to leave on all weekend. She put "special" powder on it to encourage skin growth. I go back on Monday for a recheck of my "ouchie". Unfortunately, I must stay in the dog crate through the weekend! Mom put a mini cat condo inside for me to have an elevated area. She's so considerate!!!
"Starfleet command would like to take the time tonight to honor an exceptional officer. We would like to officially award LT Samantha the Top Technical Performance medal for her work on the Stargate. Her tireless efforts in both research and technical paws-on application has been a tremendous asset to Starfleet and the Furry Federation. We are very proud of this officer and her invaluable contribution to our technical and scientific advancement. Concatulations. Lt. Samantha."