Chester, we loved you.

Domestic Shorthair/Siamese
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Home:Duluth, MN  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Button, Chester Lester, rabbid squirrel, woodchuck, pirate chest, little brother, pocket cat, purr box, the neonate

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

June 21st 2005


rolling on the bathroom carpet while purring and chewing on fingers

being a chew toy for his siblings, almost always needing another vet visit, Moose stealing the sunny spots of the house, Capt. Morgan sitting in his clay house

Favorite Toy:
one skinned, soggy, overly dead, peach colored fur mouse, a stuffed chick/duck, and a small ceramic house

Favorite Nap Spot:
on a red silky blanket, inside pumpkins, or anywhere he can cuddle with someone else

Favorite Food:
dry iams kitten food, small ants, bathroom sink water

olympic length sleeping, begins purring when you look in his direction, takes medicine like a pro, impact chirping, squeezing into tight spaces like pumpkins or clay houses


Arrival Story:
Chester and his siblings were part of a larger feral colony, born in someone's front yard. They were taken to the House of Mews no-kill feline shelter because they were part Siamese. But it was quickly discovered that they were all very ill with worms, intestinal diseases, upper respiratory viruses. So we became their 24 hr nursing staff... After a few months of love and numerous medications, the remaining five kitten survivors were all brought back to the shelter and found homes very quickly. Chester was one of the first to be adopted. But about four months later, we saw a familiar face in one of the "new" arrival cages. Chester chirped and rolled over, pawing at the cage bars, and purring to see us. I took him home with me for good after that. Despite his weak stomach and immune system, he is a very happy little person.

Due to Chester's numerous kitten-hood illnesses, his growth has been slow. At his first birthday, he was still only the size of a 5 month old kitten. He remains a delicate creature, preferring licking and cuddling to wrestling and running games. He loves his two siblings and any human he meets. He likes to play in the clay house because it echoes his purr even louder. It's rare to not hear him purring. He purrs in his sleep. * *June 21, 2005-Oct. 4, 2006 * *

Forums Motto:
Cute as a button and tastes like mutton.

The Groups I'm In:
**Tabbies With 'Tudes** , Friends of the House of Mews, Mother Nature's Intent, Navin and Buds, Rainbow Bridge Kitties, Reflections, The Minnow Sammich Men's Club, ^*^Over The Rainbow^*^

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Angels Amongst Us


I've Been On Catster Since:
June 26th 2006 More than 10 years!

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My Tail of Devotion for Chester

September 29th 2006 2:04 pm
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My tiny Chester button,

you spent the night again curled up against my side, using my arm as a pillow. You purred so loudly, you woke me up several times. Thats just one of those million little habits of yours that I adore...

I've spent so much of the last year as your mother nurse, I can hardly remember a time when my playful kitten who decided to live in a halloween pumkin wasn't on some sort of medication.

So when two weeks ago, you were diagnosed again, I was over joyed that you might finally be getting the medicine that would cure all of this string of illness! I day dreamed of you healthy and happy, playing with your brothers and rolling in the sunlight...

But instead I'm watching you get thinner and weaker day by day. I'm sorry to wake you every few hours just to force food and water on you. I'm sorry to pill you twice a day... But when we're so close to being cured, my Chester Lester, let's keep strong and not give in! You keep purring and cuddling, and we'll make it through.

Time for another feeding...

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UPDATE: around 6:20 pm, Oct 4, 2006. Chester left us tonight. He was purring and without pain until about 3:30 pm today. He seized three times, the last time just didn't stop. He died with his Mom, Dad, and favorite vet nurse by his side. He spent his last moments purring, even through the valium... We loved you very much and will miss you.

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