Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 9 lbs.
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Catster stats for Elvis (1993-2004)
Elvis Kitty, Baby Boy
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August 8th 1993
Catching katydids, birds, lizards, mice and even squirrels! He was an amazing hunter.
Revolution! He was absolutely in charge of the household and sometimes he had to remind our other animals of that fact. :)
Shoe laces, though once he swallowed a long ribbon to be used for our wedding just days before the big event. The vet prescribed Metamucil and told us to look for "French bread" in the litter box. Eww!! But it worked!
Favorite Nap Spot:
Tucked into the corner of a couch, chair or against a pillow on the bed
Tuna! No matter where he was in the house, the moment he heard that can open, he zoomed right over!
When he trotted by, he'd make a cute little "prrrrttt!" sound to entice us or one of the other cats to play with him.
indoors and outdoors
Elvis was very well educated as he was born under my dorm at Tulane University in New Orleans. It was the Fall semester of my senior year and I was determined not to get involved with helping this litter of cats and their mama. Needless to say, by the Spring, I was in love with Elvis and helped find homes for his sister, Priscilla, and her kittens (unfortunately, I couldn't catch her in time to spay her, and I never could catch his third sister, Lisa Marie, or his mama to spay them, too). I could've gotten in big trouble at the time because I was an RA. I was supposed to be enforcing the no-animals rule for the residents! When it came time for me to graduate and leave Tulane, it took my mom and me SIX hours to catch Elvis and put him in a crate for the long drive back to Chicago. He was such an awesome cat that it was totally worth it!
Elvis was my first pet as an adult, which made him extra special. He had seen me through a lot of life stepping stones, from senior year of college to my first job to getting married. Plus, we moved all over the country. In fact, he probably traveled to and lived in more places than most people!
He was perfectly behaved, which is surprising since he was practically wild for the first year of his life. He never knocked anything over or broke anything. I could have a vase of flowers on the table and he would never eat the flowers or knock over the vase. He was an indoor/outdoor cat for the first 7 years of his life and would always come when called, no matter where he was outside.
When we first got married, my husband was concerned that Elvis would never cozy up to him like he did with me, but it didn't take long before they bonded strongly. I loved seeing Elvis curled up in my husband's lap while he read a book. So cute!
Elvis was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure the last year of his life and it was awful seeing his body waste away. We made the difficult decision to have him be put to sleep and our vet was kind enough to do it at our home. All of the animals got a chance to say goodbye to him so that helped them with their grief. It's been a few years now, but I still miss him terribly, my Baby Boy. He will always be the most perfect companion I've ever had.
I've Been On Catster Since:
|June 27th 2006
||More than 10 years!
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