Henry K Derby

Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Oklahoma City, OK  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 16 lbs.

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Derby; H.K. Derby; Whirling Derbish; Gravity Boy; The Babiest of Babies;

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
April 27th 2003

Black and White

Paper Napkins from fast food places. Watching things fall.

The noise plastic makes. He gags when he hears it.

Favorite Toy:
Paper Napkins from fast food places.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anything up high. Top of the fridge. Top of the dining room hutch. Top of the entertainment center. You could say "he's the Tops!!"

Favorite Food:
Iams Original & his breakfast of Fancy Feast Turkey & Cheddar

He can bat paper napkins back to you.


Arrival Story:
When I went to work the Monday following the 2003 Kentucky Derby my boss, the Clinic vet, brought in a newborn kitten from a weekend rescue. He was only about 10 days old & needed to be bottle fed. I volunteered to take him on, keeping him with me 24/7. Over the 4th of July weekend I returned him to the Clinic for adoption & I went out of town. When I returned home, Derby was waiting on the dining room table (in his carrier) for me. It seems the Clinic filled with boarders so they called Daddy to come get Derby. That's the story Dad gave. I think Dad just missed the little guy too much. Anyway, H.K. Derby is just what our family needed!!

Since he was a bottle baby he was with me all the time. Including one weekend drive where we had to dodge tornadoes & ended up sitting on the side of the road & watching one go over head. Derby was a great traveler. Now that he's older he prefers to stay home & play with his brothers, chase his sister & find new mischief to cause.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Gravity Sux!

The Groups I'm In:
****PURRS AND WOOFS FOR THE MISSING****, I'm Not Orange; But I Am Proud, PETS for OBAMA, As the World Purrs, Black and White cats are awsome, MAN CATS AT WORK - No Girl Cats Allowed, Matzos Kitties Chevarim, Silly Sab Stories, The Kitties' Club (TKC), Tuxedo Cats Rock...The World

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Birthday Party for Sebastian

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My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Lord Henry K. Derby the Lackadaisical of West Smeesborough
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I've Been On Catster Since:
July 8th 2006 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Ellington ~
ATB 5/29/06
Scout LeviGraham
Algernon ~ ATB
Doublestuff ~
Kitty ~ ATBCagney
Roy Baxter
Baxter Boy~ATB
Sam LLoyd ~
gOLdA maGoOCarter Kitty
of the Olde
Annie, Snow
Dog of the
DeXter DuFF
HannaH Louise
Jakob Eli Gold

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May 6th 2010 7:04 pm
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Good grief! I can NOT believe that I was chosen DDP.

The past couple weeks have been incatible.....I am one furry blessed kitty.


And a bajillion thanks to all my fur-riends who have showered me with the most pawsome rosies & well wishes.



[happy dance]



May 3rd 2010 11:33 am
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I have had a most PAWSOME week!

Last Tuesday was my birfday.
Saturday was my speshul Kentucky Derby Day
and now, today, I have been selected as a DOTD Cat.

I am ofurr-whelmed with gratitude and joy and aPURRciation.

Thank you, Catster, for honoring me.

And thanks to all my readers & fur-riends who have sent me so many kind mewssages & rosies.

I am truly a furry blessed kitty.

And now I must go brag to my bruvvers, OWP, Dexter DuFF Goldman & thomas macguffan and ESPECIALLY I must brag brag brag to my sisfur, Cagney!!



May 1st 2010 11:48 am
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Today is my Furry Furry Speshul Day!! 7 years ago, on Kentucky Derby Day, a lady found me. I was only a week old & furry tiny. She called the Dr Vet who met the lady at the clinic & took me. For that Saturday & Sunday I went efurry where with the dr vet and I drank from a furry tiny bottle.

Then! It was Monday and the dr vet took me to work with her. There were LOTS of nice ladies there. And one lady said, "well, it's my turn to bottle feed & I don't have anything going on -- I'll take care of him". Do you know who that lady was???


She wasn't my mama immediately. Oh No! I was just part of her work. She loved me and cared for me & took me efurry where. I got to meet BIG kitties & I slept in a carrier on the dining room table. Sometimes, when she had meetings, Almost Mama left me with a lady named Granny. Granny & Granddad took good care of me. One time mama (still not yet) & I were traveling in the car, I heard mama talkin' on that phone thing. Then we pulled ofurr. She explained to me that there was a tornado & we would have to stay in the car & wait for it to pass. So for awhile we just stayed in the car & didn't go anywhere. Almost Mama sang to me & talked to me. Purrty soon she said the tornado had gone ofurr us & we could continue on. So off we went.

I lived with Almost Mama & Baxter & OWP & Cagney. Baxter was THE BEST. When I was furry tiny he was furry furry gentle with me & taught me all kinds of things a big cat needs to know. The bigger I got the more he played with me. Our favorite game was to play with Chick-Fil-A boxes. OH!!! That was GRRRRRREAT FUN! And when Almost Daddy would comb Baxter out he would toss the ball of Baxter fur to me and I would chase it & carry it & run with it. My furry favorite toy efurr!

Then there came a day when Almost Mama put me in the carrier and we went to her work. That wasn't unusual cuz I went to work with her efurry day, but this day when she left I STAYED IN THE CAGE. She had told me I was a big boy & it was time to find me a home. She kissed me & hugged me & told me good bye & to be a good boy at my new home.


Well, I thought about that all night. Then morning came & no Almost Mama. The other ladies were furry nice to me. They said it was "the weekend" & Almost Mama would be back to work on Monday.

WHAT???? Days without Almost Mama?


So I cried and cried and cried. And I pawed at my cage door and I wouldn't eat & I cried and cried and cried. Finally one of the ladies said "oh ok I'll call her for you". And then she used the phone thing.

But then that lady came back & told me that Almost Mama wasn't home. She was out of town.

OUT OF TOWN?? But that's what I do with Almost Mama. Oh! I was so sad then and I just sniffled & lay down.

Purrty soon I looked up & there was Almost Daddy. He said "come on little Derby, let's go HOME". All the ladies laughed at Daddy (DADDY!! not Almost Daddy anymore) and they called him an "old softy".

After another night without her I woke up from my afternoon nap to hear her coming in the door of our house. "What in the world? Derby, what are you doing back here?" I pawed and pawed at the carrier door. I wanted to tell her but I just couldn't find the words. She got on the phone thing & I heard her talking & laughing. Then she came back to the carrier and opened the door. I jumped out at her just as she said,

"Well, Henry K. Derby, it looks like I'm your Mama now,

Welcome Home!"

And to think it all started on my Furry Speshul Day -- Kentucky Derby Day.

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