Ferdie May 1996 - 7 June 2014


Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Ferdie May 1996 - 7 June 2014, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:South Kelsey, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom  
Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Mrs Ferdinanda Fishcake. Fatty. Fishy. Mrs Fish

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
May 21st 1996

Coloration:
Patched Tabby

Likes:
food

Pet-Peeves:
being on a diet; next door's Jack Russell terriers

Favorite Toy:
catnip sock

Favorite Nap Spot:
on the bed

Favorite Food:
whatever anyone else is being offered

Skills:
tree climbing (encouraged by the Jack Russells)

Dwells:
indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
She had lived with lots of cats and produced several generation of kittens before owners had to leave the house and hand her over to the cat rescue. She had just had her final litter before being spayed, including our beautiful Rufus, when she came to live with us.

Bio:
She was a skinny little thing when she arrived, but after three years producing babies and having to battle lots of other cats for her food she can't get it out of her head that the food might run out one day. This has had a disastrous effect on her waistline. She is certainly a grandmother and probably a great grandma several times over. Ferdie turned 18 in May 2014. She had painful arthritis, was hyperthyroid, had lost a great deal of weight and had a shadow on her liver. On Saturday 7th June the weather was terrible in the UK and Ferdie decided that the time had come - she curled up outside on the grass in the torrential rain. When I tried to bring her inside she said "No, I have had enough", so we went to see the vet, who treated her with great respect and kindness. I believe she was grateful. She had just passed her 18th birthday. She is now buried at the bottom of the garden alongside three splendid ginger tomcats. She took with her three catnip mice and four catnip socks, which had for many years been an important part of her "Prey? or Babies?" ritual. She was a splendid, dear companion and Harriet and I will miss her badly. Isobel, on the other hand, says she may not, being too busy in her new role of chief cat.

Forums Motto:
Mrs Fishcake

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The New Home of Hazel Lucy's List for Kitties in Need of

I've Been On Catster Since:
May 26th 2006 More than 8 years!

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Catster Id:
319670


Meet my family
Rufus (27 Mar
99 - 16 Apr
04)
Benjamin
(1996-31 March
2009)
IsobelHarriet
Titus 1 July
10 - 12 June
11

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