Merlin (1996 - 2007)

British Shorthair
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Home:Buffalo / Baltimore, a  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Mer, Mer-Cat, Mer-Kitty, Kits

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Knocking fragile things off the dresser, and sleeping out on the screened-in patio

Being held, and vaccum cleaners

Favorite Toy:
He doesn't like 'cat toys'....he prefers stupid things like batteries or paper towel rolls

Favorite Nap Spot:
On my bed or out on the patio

Favorite Food:
Pounce cat treats

....Mind control?


Arrival Story:
Merlin was my 13th birthday present back in 1996. He was approximately 4 months old, and we adopted him from Animal Rescue at the Maryland/Pennsylvania line.

He is bipolar! Either very affectionate and wants to hang out, OR randomly goes ballistic and attacks me. Does not attack strangers however. I have lots of scars on my arms from over the years. But I've always stood by him and cared for him when others might not have done the same.

Forums Motto:
Secretly Demonic

The Groups I'm In:
Olde Furts

The Last Forum I Posted In:
10 years of inappropriate urination and aggression

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 5th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
KolbeQuest (1992 -
Tristan (1980
- 1993)
Sable (1979 -

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Memoirs of a Psycho


July 30th 2006 7:56 am
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So it's now Sunday, July 30 2006. Merlin was born sometime in July 1996, so his 10th birthday occured recently. He was found in a box in a dumpster, his whiskers cut off, with some other kittens so no one is sure of the exact birth date.

Anyway, this coming Friday our mobile vet is making a stop by the house to give Merlin a rabies shot. He hasn't had one in several years because he's an indoor cat, and is horrified of outdoors. But next weekend I am MOVING and Merlin's coming with me. So I wanted to get the shot taken care of before I take him anywhere.

I'm a little nervous because I don't know how he's going to feel about all of this. We are moving from Baltimore, MD to Buffalo, NY to live with my fiance and his dog Kolbe. Merlin grew up with my collie Quest, who we had 3 years before Merlin, so he has lived with dogs before. But Quest passed away in October 2005...will Merlin remember what it's like with a dog in the house? Kolbe is only a year and a half old and has a lot of energy...Quest had been the victim of bad arthritis for the past few years. I don't think Kolbe will hurt Merlin but she will definitely be interested in him.

I have been reading online articles on introducing a dog to a cat and vice versa. I also purchased Feliway spray and I'm going to get the Feliway wall plugins to help make Merlin more comfortable and calm as he adjusts to this new place.

He also HATES car rides and it's a 6 1/2 hour drive!!

Wish us luck next week...hopefully Merlin will handle everything better than I think he will!

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