Nicknames: Dex, Cuppycake Dexter, Dexter Doodle, Doodle Bug, Little One
Birthday: May 20th 2006
Coloration: Orange & White Tabby
Likes: Being with Mom, his best friend Joy , Gabby the dog
Pet-Peeves: Grandma's kitties, Junior and Ozzy.
Favorite Toy: Fuzzy mice and the fuzzy balls my best friend Joy gave me- the blue one is my favorite, his tunnels Joy gave him, his stroller, and Rosie Rat
Favorite Nap Spot: On his pink pillow bed
Favorite Food: Serengeti
Skills: Putting anything and everything in his water fountain. He likes to play fetch.
Arrival Story: The animal shelter was set up at Petsmart. He was asleep in his cage. When I saw his back, it reminded me of Grover. I had to hold him. Once I held him, it was all over. I just could not resist this little cutie.
Bio: I have only had him for one day. He is a loving little thing and he purrs all the time.
It has now been almost 2 weeks and he is still a loving little purr pot. He can be very goofy and active. I am begining to wonder if he ever sleeps.
Well, It has been 8 months now, it is time for an update. Dexter is still the little sweetheart I first meet, most of the time. He has developed a temper and has his little tantrums almost daily. He gets very angry when he wants to do something and you don't allow him. Luckily they are short and he gets over being mad almost instantly. If he is left alone for any amount of time, when you go back to him, he will cry until you hold him. Sometime when you are with him he will cry until you pick him up and hold him, then he will be fine and go on playing in a little while. I have finally caught him cat napping a couple of times, but never in a deep sleep. I suspect he sleeps the entire time I am at work, because he is always awake when I am around. He has a hard time getting along with other cats. He can drive Grover crazy. But, Grover is patient with him and puts up with him, most of the time. His Grandma's kitties, Junior and Ozzy, don't like him and are not willing to try to get along with him. This makes Dexter more determined to pick on them. He does, however, have a fur family member he adores. That would be his dog Gabby. He will do anything to get to be with her. He also likes the neighbors dog Precious. Maybe Dexter thinks he is a dog?
I just have to tell you about my latest adventure.
It all started when mom noticed me licking my back paw. She tried to look at it but I would not let her. She thought it looked like it might have some dried blood on it. It kinda worried her but I was running, jumping and playing like normal. A couple days passed and she noticed me licking it again. This time she waited until I fell asleep and got a good look at it. Sure enough there was blood in the fur around my paw pad and the pad appeared to be pinker than normal. So unlucky for me, the next morning I see my carrier sitting out. Well, I had not seen it in a while and I was a little curious. When I jumped in it to check it out, down came the lid. I was stuck, like a caged lion!
Mom proceeded to cart me off to the V-E-T!! Yikes, I was not happy about this at all. Not only did she take me there, but she left me while she went to work. I was really not happy about the whole situation. I decided I was not going to go down without a fight. I heard mom tell the lady at the front desk that I had Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde tendencies and the lady wrote something on my chart letting the girls in the back know to watch out for me. Well, I decided then I was going to give it to them with both barrels. I snickered as I heard mom ask them to trim my claws. Muhahaha, I was already making my plans. The vet checked me out and found I had a pretty bad laceration on my paw. They cleaned it out and attempted to trim my claws. They were able to get the back ones clipped but I was not about to let them touch my lovely talons on my front paws. I decided to make a break for it. I broke free and tried to make my escape. If only I had known which way home was and how to get out the door. They chased me and tried to catch me, but I was going to outsmart them. Well, I thought I was. That was until Amy, the vet tech, brought out the net. Yes kitties a net. Can you believe she captured me with a net? I say that is cheating. How is a little guy supposed to escape when they have a net to drop on him?
There is a little good news in all of this, they never got my front paws clipped. They tried later, but I growled and hissed until they gave up.
I guess I won this battle and I am preparing for the next one. I overheard them telling mom she has to bring me back next week to check on my paw. I also heard Amy telling mom she would get my front paws clipped when I came back. They also gave mom some yucky stuff called antibiotics to give me. I tell you the stuff is nasty. They are going to pay for this, just you wait and see.
I gotta go now, I have to sharpen these wonderful claws of mine. I must be prepared for my next visit to the evil Vet!!
Oh before I go, I have to thank my bestest friend Joy for the cuppycake and the refreshing saucer of milk she left me. It was YUMMY!!!
And a big thank you to my Kitty God Mom Hazel Lucy for the rosette she left congratulating me on my second year of being on Catster. Silly me, I was so busy trying to escape the vet to even notice I had a new candle on my Catster cake!!!
First I would like to thank all my Catster friends for all my birthday wishes, rosettes and gifts. I have to be the luckiest cat in the world. I need to give a special thank you to my Bestest Friend and fellow Cuppycake Joy. Thank you Joy for a wonderful friendship and for making my birthday more special because we both share the same Birthday. I also have to send out a huge thank you to Joy's mom for the best bed I have ever had!!
Now, I do have a complaint about my big day. I had read in Joy's diary a while back that mom was going to try to put a birthday hat on me. I thought I had done a great job of avoiding having that hat put on me. Thanks for the warning Joy. But, as soon as she came home from work today, she and Grandma tag teamed me with the birthday hat. Grandma caught me sitting on my birthday bed and put the hat on me before I knew what was going on. The next thing I know, mom had that camera in my face. I showed them I wiggled and wriggled around until the hat was way on the back of my head. Mom was only able to get one picture of me and you can barely see the hat. Guess I showed her! After the torture of the birthday hat, mom was pretty good to me. I got to go out on the screened in deck and spend all afternoon watching the great outdoors. I got to go out and see my big white dog Gabby. I haven't even checked out any of the toys mom bought me for my big day, I have been too busy. Mom even tried to fix me some chicken, but I don't like anything that resembles human food. I turned my nose up at that.
I really did have a great birthday. I hope Joy had a great birthday too!!
Hi Catsters. I am finally back. We have been gone way too long. I have missed my Catster friends. Hopefully I will be able to be on Catster more now.
You may have noticed, there are Cuppycakes all over my page. Well, it is getting close to my birthday. Not only is it my birthday, but, it is my bestest friend, Cuppycake Joy's, birthday too. May 20th is the big day. We both have Cuppycake all over our pages. Thanks to Cuppycake Joy's mom. She sure is one smart human. She fixed our pages to match for our birthday. Isn't that the best ever. Not only that, she made us both a fleece Cuppycake bed!!! It is the most comfy bed ever. I just love mine. I lay on it all the time.
A great BIG thanks to Cuppycake Joy's mom!!
Tee hee, we are just a couple of Cuppycakes, laying on our Cuppycake beds, on our Cuppycake Catster pages!! MOL!!