Oriental/American Shorthair
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Home:Lexington, KY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 15 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
October 31st 1998


water from the shower nozzle

he's pretty easy going but he hates when we yell during basketball games

Favorite Toy:
DA BIRD! and catnip pillows

Favorite Nap Spot:
anywhere the sunshine is or his mommy's lap

Favorite Food:
frozen peas

he can talk:)


Arrival Story:
My uncle found Griffin abandoned at a garage. He took him home and kept him until I could come home to get him. He decided I needed him since I already had a black cat. Good call:)

Griffin has asthma but it doesn't bother him very much. He enjoys baseball. We are Mets fans but he is wild about Alex Rodriguez. His asthma flared up in October 2007 and he is now on frequent prednisolone.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Where's the 'nip?

The Groups I'm In:
Black Cat Society of Catster, BlacKat Lounge, Cats with Allergies, Craigslist Dogs and Cats, Kittys In Kentucky, Lucky Black Cats, Pawrents with Allergies, The Pound Puppy Project

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The Get Well Purr List

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 13th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
KikiSheaArielSam Gibbs

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Griffin's fun-loving forum

Feeling better

November 14th 2007 9:52 am
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Well after a MONTH of antibiotics and two weeks of anti-histimines, I am happy to report that I am feeling better. Or at least I think I am:) I'm still not 100% but I am hopeful that my next Xray will be a good one. Thanks to everyone who sent me kind thoughts and purrayers. I'd also like to send a special thanks to Miss Hazel Lucy who sent me the most lovely neckwarmer...the color compliments my fur purrfectly! I'll try to get some pictures up if I can get Kiki to give it back:)


Happy Birthday to me!

October 31st 2007 7:56 am
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It sucks to be sick on your birthday but the news from the vet was not as bad as Mom had initially thought. The stand-in vet had told mom that the problem was with my heart but actually I have a bronchial disease and scarring from my asthma. It's scary but as long as the scarring doesn't get worse, I'll be ok. Sooo, I have to have icky antibiotic, another antihistimine, and of course the nasty prednisolone. Shea doesn't understand why the meds are a problem and he wants to take thme for me but Mom says no. I don't understand why Shea can't have them since he likes them so much!

Other than being sick, it's been a pretty cool year. Mom found us a new toy called Da Bird and it is way pawsome. I jump like four feet in the air for it. Now that I am feeling some better, Mom says we can play with it for my birthday. Mom also got a new boyfriend who is nice to me but I am still shy with him. He doesn't really pet me, he kind of pets over me, but he plays with me with Da Bird. Mom says he is allergic to me. How can that be? I'm too sweet for anyone to be allergic, maybe he just needs one of my antihistimines?

So Mom has said she will go to the grocery store and get some soft food for my birthday (even though she didn't want to go this week) and I will get CATNIP (even though the cleaners came yesterday and the carpet is all nice and clean). Mom says I have been such a good boy that I deserve something special so a bunch of kids will be coming over and we will give them candy. Kind of like a reverse gifting kind of thing.

Anyway, I had better rest a little so I can enjoy all of my treats and play with DA BIRD!

Purrs to all the other sick kitties out there and thanks to everyone who has been thinking of me. It means a lot to me and my mom.


feeling a bit better

October 17th 2007 6:11 am
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First I want to thank everyone who has sent me kind thoughts. I really scared my mom because I am not usually mopey and on Friday through the weekend I was lethargic and all sneezy despite being on antibiotics for 4 days. Mom's used to the asthma thing by now but when I didn't even want to play with Shea and didn't want to leave her lap she knew something was up. She took me back to the vet on Monday and it was SCARY. It wasn't the vet I was used to, she was on this thing called vacation, but was a nice older man. At least I thought he was nice until he stuck the thermometer in places it is not nice to mention! And then he shaved my arm and stuck a needle in me...that was not nice. And then they took me away from Mom TWICE to do what they called Xrays. They showed mom the Xray of my heart and it looked like there was a gumdrop on it (towards my spine). She was really shocked, cause she just thought I needed an antihistimine for the sneezing! The substitute vet told mom that it could be a mass, a clot or fluid around my heart, but she could tell he thought it was a mass. Since the Xray vet wouldn't be back in until the next day we went home and mom wouldn't leave me alone...don't tell her, but I didn't mind and I slept with her all night, mostly on her foot. She said she could feel me breathing and it was kind of rattly which worried her. When she got home yesterday she told me that the vet FINALLY called and it was best case scenario for the looked like the gumdrop was an infection or an abcess and not a tumor. Of course then she shoved more medicine down my throat! If it is best case scenario, why do I have to take more medicine?! And there was a pill in addition to the antibiotic and called it an anti-HISStimine. I don't hiss much anyway, so why do I need one of those?! I will admit that the medicine made me feel enough better to play with Shea a little so maybe I won't complain too much...

Anyway, thanks to everyone who is thinking of me. I know that has made a big difference. And we are all praying for the other kitties who don't feel well to get better soon!

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