Spice (1988-May 27, 2005)

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Spice (1988-May 27, 2005), a female Domestic Shorthair

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Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Spice E. Cat, Purrpot, Curly, Curly Girly Brown

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue


Her Momba (Human Mom.)

She did not enjoy company very much, but would grace them with her presence and make sure they behaved in her home.

Favorite Toy:
She was not big on toys, but sometimes liked to play with catnip mousie.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Her cat hammock in the upstairs window.

Favorite Food:
Friskies...NO FISH FLAVORS, please.

She was an excellent jumper. She had intelligence and quiet dignity and could communicate well without meowing a sound.


Arrival Story:
I felt that maybe my home was missing something, and a friend suggested that it needed a cat. We went to the Humane Society and encountered many clingy, vocal cats...and one quiet little blue-cream tortie who simply sat there patiently and looked at me knowingly.

Spice was my beloved cat from her adoption from the Humane Society in 1988 until her death at age 17 on May 27, 2005. She was a petite, polite lady at all times. She never caused any trouble in the house, never knocked things off counters or dressers, never deliberately damaged anything, and never woke her Momba up in the morning. Spice was the first cat I ever had as an adult and she taught me how special cats are. She showed me that a house is not a home without a cat. Spice was missing one of her four canine teeth, so she had a crooked smile. She had one kink in her tail. We had a wonderful 17 years together. She came through a bout with overactive thyroid thanks to "Radiocat Therapy" at age 14. Her health was wonderful after that until the winter of 2004-2005 when her kidneys began to fail. She was alert and comfortable (although her weight dropped rather quickly) until she had to leave this world. She will forever be missed.

Forums Motto:
And I resent the accusation...

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Our cat Rupert has terminal cancer

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 21st 2006 More than 10 years!

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July 12th 2007 8:57 am
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Momba has been working on a project this week. She is going to a 40th anniversary party for one of her cousins and her husband. Actually, the wife was Momba's Mommy's first cousin...so Momba is her first cousin once removed. Momba is very up on this geneology stuff. I met them once or twice...they even slept over the house...and they were very nice people.
Anyway, for some reason, Momba seems to be the person in the extended family that gets ALL of the old pictures that no one else wants. Momba thinks pictures are important.
One of the couple's children (Momba's 2nd cousin) asked Momba to put together a 'little something' to present at to the crowd at the party (a poem or story, etc...) So, the project was to find some fun old pictures, scan them and print them, and think of funny captions so Momba can show the pictures and tell a little story about the party and being married.
She went through a BIG plastic box of assorted pictures...and then, last night...when she was all done with the project, she found some (new) old pictures of me. Momba was so happy to see them. She came right upstairs and put them on my page.
She hopes she finds more pictures of me as she tries to better organize her photo boxes. I hope she does, too, because Momba was so pleased to see the new pictures and I don't want her to forget how pretty or fun or special I was.


Diary Pick of the Day!!!

June 1st 2007 4:55 pm
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Wow! How exciting it is for an angel cat to be chosen as Diary Pick of the Day!

This just capped off a very exciting day for my Momba.

The humane society people called her last night...and again early this morning because she wanted to think about it...to see if she would take a special needs Mommy cat and her two three-week-old kittens to foster for the next five weeks.
I guess they are calling Momba the "Super-Foster-Mom" now at the shelter, but I always knew my Momba was super.
So, Momba spent a good part of the day making sure the 3 new fosters settled in and are comfortable.

Anyway, what made Momba's day even happier is that Marshal, Chester, and Lyla, the three from her first litter of fosters who had been in the medical ward since last Friday, were pronounced healthy and ready to go to forever homes while Momba was there picking up the new foster family.
Momba even met the first adopter. She was a nice woman with a one year old male cat at home. (Momba found out that) it took her an hour and a half to choose from among the three, but after spending time with all of them alone, she took Chester. Marshal was next, and then Lyla. The Adoption Coordinator called Momba to tell her about all of the forever homes at about 6PM tonight. Momba was so happy.

Then, Momba came up to put 'Adopted' on the pages for Marshal, Lyla, and Chester, and found that I was Diary Pick of the Day.

What a nice day for my Momba!
Thank you all for the rosettes and p-mails. I am very glad to be part of the Catster community!


Two Year Anniversary

May 27th 2007 5:15 pm
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Today is the second anniversary of the day I had to go to heaven.
Momba knew that it was the right time and she spent the whole afternoon with me on her lap before it was time for me to go to the vet. She carried me in my favorite blanket in the car. It was a cloudy day, but just as we got out of the car, the sun peeked through the clouds. I was very drowsy by then, but I felt the sun...and lifted my face to the sky for a moment as if to tell Momba that I was ready to go and the sun was shining to welcome me to the rainbow bridge.
Momba will never forget me and still misses me very much.

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