Jordy 10/19/93-5/16/08

Norwegian Forest Cat/Turkish Angora
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Age: 23 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 20 lbs.

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Boo Dude, Master Boo

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

October 19th 1993


Being Pampered

Thinking He's Being Ignored

Favorite Toy:
A Laser Pointer, Anything With Catnip In It

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the master bed, in the master bathroom, or in the t.v. room

Favorite Food:
Fancy Feast Gourmet Seafood

Looking Very Regal


Arrival Story:
When Sasha was 2 years old, I decided she needed a companion and I needed another cat. So, off to the Humane Society I went again. There were loads of kittens there, but the cage that had the prettiest babies was the one Jordy was in. His cat mom was also there, a beautiful white Angora. I asked for a female kitten and was told they were all females. I picked Jordy because he had a precious spot on his nose which made him look a bit cuter than the others. He was adopted in November, 1993. I was told he was a girl and was 8 weeks old. The vet's office called me early the next morning and said Jordy was not a female, but indeed a male and they wanted to know if I still wanted him. I said, "Of course!" . I even got a $10 refund on him because I'd paid for a female! They also informed me that he likely was not even 6 weeks old. Since I don't know his real birthdate, I guessed one as close to it as I could.

Jordy has always been such a sweetheart. As a kitten, he was extremely playful and nearly drove Sasha crazy! Jordy was also very much the Houdini around the house. He could jimmy open a shut door in no time flat, so everything had to be kept locked. Jordy enjoyed very good health until 1999 when he developed chronic inflammatory cystitis, diagnosed after exploratory bladder surgery. He was on steroids for a prolonged period of time, and thus developed feline diabetes in 2003. He has been insulin-dependent ever since. He is not well-regulated, because to do that, I have to take everything he loves so much away from him, and he becomes extremely depressed. So I opt to give him what he wants in smaller helpings and increase his insulin as needed. He has some loss of visual acuity due to recurrent retinal inflammation. Note: Jordy appeared in the 2005 Sugar Cats Calendar for Feline Diabetes. He was "December"! Jordy belongs to the following groups at Catster: 1. 10 Years or Over??? Dogs or Cats 2. Curious Kitties 3. Pups and Kitties Are Friends! 4. The Cat Lounge 5. Trekkies!

Lives Remaining:
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Forums Motto:
Peldar Joi

The Groups I'm In:
10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, Curious Kitties, Fine Florida Felines, Pups and Kitties are Friends!, The Cat Lounge, Trekkies!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Pulling Up A Chair

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 16th 2006 More than 10 years!

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Oh, My Jordy Boy

August 25th 2008 9:11 am
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Mommy's missing you terribly today. I know you're safe and with Sasha and aren't sick anymore, but mommy still has a huge hole in her heart for you. You came to me as a little ball of fur so long ago and grew into a very handsome, gentle cat man. You were always so sweet, it's no wonder you became my sugar cat. Misty still misses you as I KNOW Oliver does. I believe they can still smell you in certain places. Mommy still has your helper steps that daddy bought for you to get onto our bed with when you legs got weak. I just remember my sweet, amber-eyed, fluffy kitty boy always relaxed and always full of love to give.
Sending you lots of love to the Bridge today.


Jordy Has Crossed Over

May 26th 2008 8:41 am
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It is with a very sad heart that I must write this final entry. Jordy became very ill and had was in a lot of pain in May. Nothing the vet tried would help him and he continuously declined. Even with subcutaneous fluids, he remained very dehydrated, his kidneys were failing, and he had bleeding into his bladder (not from crystals).
On Friday, May 16, 2008, I took Jordy to the vet one last time. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge very swiftly and very peacefully. I can believe it was the right choice to make for the sweetest kitty boy I've ever known. I feel blessed to have had him in my life for almost all of his 14 1/2 years.
The night before, I cut some locks of his hair, some of the black and silver, and some of the snow white, and put them with his tag in a little box just as I'd done for his kitty sister, Sasha, in 2006.
Jordy did not die of his feline diabetes. In fact, he'd not even needed any insulin injections since October 2007. His kidneys failed him and he was in terrible pain. The greatest gift I could give my precious boy at that point was to set him free and let him be whole and happy again.
I'm sure he's romping around in the fields of green with Sasha now. I hope to see you again someday, my love.

October 19, 1993 to May 16, 2008
You will NEVER be forgotten!


Not Feeling 100%

March 31st 2008 4:51 am
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Guess I'm just getting old. I can't eat very much at one time and mom has to water down my food. She's brushed my teeth a couple of times...that was a horrible experience! She said she didn't see or smell anything bad like an infection and I didn't act like anything hurt. She did say my teeth were dirty from eating only canned stuff now. No crunchies to break up the mess. She says I have to go to the vet for a check up this summer. I hate the thought of that. I still don't need any insulin...haven't since last October.

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