Maine Coon
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Home:Dundee, MI  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

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kitten little, beanie , monkey & mcbean

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

April 23rd 2003


love & cat treats. i remind mommy what cupboard they are in by pulling the door open just enough to make a small slam.

i hate those &%$# birds that eat the cat food from the porch.

Favorite Toy:
hair ties , bugs & spideys

Favorite Nap Spot:
i am the gate keeper of the snack cupboard . i will lie on top of the rat cage where i can keep a look out . I watch the bird feeders and patrol the cat food dish on the porch

Favorite Food:
temptations are my downfall. i've even been known to stoop as low as to beg. i will also eat lettuce if i'm in the right mood

i'm friendly with all animals except wild birds . I adore everything else. even the family rats. I will bathe those precious rats like they are my own kittens


Arrival Story:
our quiet farm has turned out to be the perfect dumping grounds for any unwanted animals in our area. we live on a farm on a short dead end road just outside of town. there's virtually no lights and never any traffic . there's even a convenient turn around covered by brush and trees... it's a private road so we are usually certain the "stork" is coming every time we see a strange car . stella's story is unique in the fact that they placed her and 2 other kittens in a box and sat them next to the mail box like a delivery. imagine my shock when i heard something moving inside when i went to pick up the box. i was heart-sick when i opened it. tiny black kitties just trying to cry. apparently, too little to be weaned . when i opened the box i found they were in dire straights. starved and matted with pooey. these abandoned tiny babies were too weak to even make a noise . we hoped for the best but there was little the vet could do. both kittens found with stella only lived for 2 days. our time with them was short but equally devastating when they left us. we buried our grief by giving stella our all. nursing her with a doll baby bottle and holding her constantly. a normal cat would have been spoiled rotten but not stellabean. she thrived and seemed to appreciate all the comforts of being loved . she has remained in the house and within touching distance ever since the day we opened that tomb of a box. she remains underfoot at all times and won't play in boxes the way my other cats do. sometimes i wonder if she could possibly remember...

a wonderful addition to our animal family. stella gives steady companionship and unconditional love to us and all our other pets. if ever there was a pet that you wanted to say thank you for the's her. she's very paternal and considers herself to be the mother of any animal we bring home.. she's been a constant joy since the day she came into our lives. she's generous with her food and toys and is willing to deliver them to your feet. she shares her favorite nap spots and has a beautiful disposition. she purrs softly to herself, much like a joyful person who hums a happy tune. she's truly a loyal friend and our biggest baby. we couldn't imagine a day without her presence...many rescue animals have passed through our doors. we do our best to shelter pets that need a second chance. using all personal resources to see that any and all animals are treated with love and kindness. although we love every creature, stella is that one precious kitty our hearts will cling to forever... ( thank you, stella)

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
black beauty

The Groups I'm In:
* MICHIGAN KITTYS & DOGGYS*, ***Black*Beauty***, Black Cats Crossing our Paths, beans!, Black Cat Society of Catster, Halloween Club, Pretty Kitties!!, Royal CaninĀ® Felines, Tortoiseshell cat and Black cat Combo!

funk factor:
i'm so clean and spend my time in the laundry basket so i'm always april fresh

my parents:
a hippie chick from greenpeace and a bird hating scarecrow

my last life was:
spent as florence nightingale

my most annoying trait:
the wailing and wallering i do to get my way. for crying out loud

my saving grace:
my giant love of family and friends

all about me:

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 22nd 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
we miss you
emmielilyfronk R.I.P.
RED sadly

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a time of concern

i've got peach fuzz

September 24th 2006 10:45 pm
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this morning i was lying in the sun giving myself a beauty bath when i noticed all the soft black fuzz .eureka! it was growing over every bald spot. there hasn't been any hair there in over 3 months. i'm so excited. my skin has healed and i'm looking better every day. my families been worried about me so i'm glad to show signs of progress. i'm happy to be feeling better and it shows...


i'm hopeful

August 31st 2006 3:37 pm
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i knew it was going to be a bad day as soon as i saw that carrier cage. it's never a sunday drive, it always means the same thing- i'm going to the vet. i get tricked into the carrier every time, so i pout the whole 5 mile ride there by stuffing myself into a tight ball . i make sure to keep my back toward mommy at all times. i growl a little in disapproval every time she speaks to me . i wish the ride was longer to the place i hate most. we always get put in a small room right away. it only makes me more nervous. i hear giant dogs barking and cats crying. i smell dog poop. i want to go home.
the vet has to take the lid from the car carrier and lift me out. he pets me a little bit then turns out the lights and looks at me with an ultra-violet lamp. he listens to my heart and puts me on the weigh scale and then right back in my carrier. i ball right back up as he puts on the top and closes the cage door. no pain. no pick . no jab. it's a miracle.
the vet tells mommy nothing is wrong with me. he said he's studied my behavior and given me enough tests to believe it's psychological. he noticed that the problem started when lily left our family. it's true. i miss that old girl. we were the best of friends for a couple of years. i even quit eating for a few days because i was so depressed. the vet gave us a pep talk about staying busy. finding things to do other than chew. so hopefully that means more play time. he also recommended a new shampoo for a bath. A BATH! &^%%#$@ ! i knew i wasn't going to get out of it that easy.
i stay tucked in a tight ball for our return trip home. the vet talks about mommy keeping emmie away from me until my nerves calm down. before i know it , we're back on our way and home.
just as soon as the carrier is opened i run for the nearest hiding spot. i will stay here until i know dinner is on the table. begging and forgiveness go paw in paw. i never eat anything they are serving but they finally figured out that i like to be at the table just like the rest of the family.


my third trip to the vet

August 27th 2006 11:57 pm
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today will be my third trip to the vet for the same problem. my head feels hot to mommy. my skin is itchy and i'm chewing it until i make sores. we've checked for ringworms, mites, fleas or any other type of cootie. we've had some bloodwork and the vet even looked at me with a special ultraviolet lamp only to tell us there is nothing he can find. still i get worse. more and more holes in my fur. my family gets scared because i have feline aids. they are concerned that the sores may actually be skin lesions much like the sores that humans get with advanced HIV . just cause for concern because my sores are appearing on every part of my body. starting with a tiny sore at the base of my tail a month ago now effects every part of my coat. i actually look mangie. i've had treatments the entire month but the problem only progresses.
i'm still eating , my appetite normal but am limited to dry food and a little bit of lettuce at least until the vet can help me with a healthier diet. we're trying everything and will keep writing in my diary until we can figure out what's happening ...
we appreciate any information you might have with this problem. maybe you know a great cat diet that works well for you??? we could use some suggestions since we've tried just about everything in the past month. thanks so much!!!

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