Domestic Shorthair
Picture of River, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:San Francisco, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Little Man, Little River, Ol' Man River, Bellyman, RivRiv, Riverman, Riveter, Noodlehead, Wee Sleekit Beastie

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-part feral

April 7th 2006

Gray and White

River likes pouncing on his younger brother Simon, napping with his mom on the couch, watching out the kitchen window, and crazy cat antics in the early am.

His younger brother Simon! Not getting attention whenever he wants.

Favorite Toy:
Cat dancer, bar none!!! (recommended by his brilliant catster crush, Bella!), also furry mice with feather tails & rubber balls.

Favorite Nap Spot:
My bed, next to me on the couch, top of the cat tree, in the closet on my sweaters.

Favorite Food:
River loves his Wellness pouches, his Yum Yum fishy treats, Temptations treats, yogurt, and of course tuna!

Escaping and hiding! Amazing kitten acrobatics! Also, if he curls up on my lap and starts purring, he can put me right to sleep. zzzzzz. Runs and purrrs at the same time! Fetches if he darn well feels like it.


Arrival Story:
Some friends who have a house and land in Northern California were out walking their dog Larry one day near the Sacramento river, and when they threw his ball it landed in some bushes. He rustled around in the bushes and instead of coming out with the ball he came out with a small, gray creature in his mouth. They told him to "drop the rat" but when they got closer they found it was a kitten - unconscious and dehydrated. There was no sign of a mama cat anywhere so they took him in and nursed him back to health. I ran into Anthony on the bus one day and when I heard that he had kittens available, well that was that. As soon as I saw River's photo I was in love! And now that I've met him I'm even more in love.

River loves to play and has all the energy of a kitten, but there's something about him that seems older, as if there's a much older soul in there. And somehow he seems very serious and mature, while being a goofy little kitten at the same time.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Little Man

The Last Forum I Posted In:

April 7, 2006

The Dream:
On Saturday July 21, 2006 I had a dream that I had a new gray and white kitty. On the following Tuesday I met my neighbor who showed me a photo of a gray & white kitten available for adoption! My River! I knew it was meant to be.

My Beautiful GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!:

My Long Lost Twin!:

My Uncle Gentleman Giotto!:

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Viscount River the Winsome of Giggleswick under Table
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I've Been On Catster Since:
July 26th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Dexter -
beloved angel
Molly -
beloved angel
Alice (in
loving memory)
SimonLucinda Jane
(call me

Meet my Feline Friends
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Ramblings by a River

Cat of the Day - WOW!!!

August 11th 2008 1:17 pm
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Omicat!! We haven't been on catster for a few days but I'm sure glad we checked in today! WOW - I'm Cat of the Day!!! I'm so excited I'm bouncing off the walls!

Thank you, thank you catster for this wonderful honor. I never expected this to happen to me. My older brother Dexter, who is at the Bridge now, got to be Cat of the Day once and he told me what a pawsome feeling it was. He came to me in a dream to tell me how proud he and Molly and Alice are of me.

Well, what makes catster the most pawsome place ever are all the wonderful friends we have made here. I really, really want to thank all my kitty friends, old and new for the concats and the gifts. I hope I don't leave anyone out of my thank yous but if I do, please come by and hiss at me!

Thanks to the following for the beautiful gifts: gold star from Zack, Harry, Riley, Jack & fam; a diamond from Ollie, Eve and Emma; a Star and my Cat of the day photo from Wally, Alfie, Nikki & family; a baseball rosette from Fido (DUDE!); blue rosette from Colleen; a baseball from Arnold P.; a beachball from Tessa, Percy, Sawyer, Murphy & fam; a baseball from Samoa, Calvin, Violet, Autumn & fam; a baseball from Cocoa & Co. (Molly sends angel kisses); a beachball from Ashley *delicious dazzle*, Sock, Simi, Cinderella & troop; cherry drink from Mercy & family; a watermelon from Beloved Angel Amelia; a beachball from Sammie, Kiki & fam; a rainbow from Guido the Italian Kitty; a beachball from Ashley, Bellz, Rue Rue, Gremlin & fam; a beachball from Rocky Ann; lemonade from Mercy, Oly, Noah, Petrie & fam; a beach ball from Diego & Lulu; balloons from Isis *PAWS*; a cupcake from Alfie & family; a barbeque from Chai, Little Bit & Sugar; a cherry drink from Miles, Murray, Phoebe, Allie & Harry. Whew!!! Thank you, thank you my friends. You are all pawsome!!!

Also, while I am it, many thanks to all the catsters who gave me shiny, sparkly collars - Wow! They sure do brighten up my page.

Now I'm going to go take a nap and dream about this fabulous honor. Mom, do I get tuna tonight? Hmmmm?


My 15 minutes of fame! : )

October 12th 2007 11:14 am
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Hi catsters!

Just have to share the fun and exciting (at least for me and mom!) news that I am in a calendar for 2008!!! It's the 2008 kittens hardcover engagement calendar and I'm the kitten for the week of July 13! It's a photo from summer of 2006 taken by my Uncle Anthony and Auntie Carol when I was just a little guy. We put the photo on my page - sorry it's not great quality. Mom made a color copy from the calendar and then scanned it but at least you can see what it looks like.

In case anyone is interested, this is the link to the calendar on Amazon.com. I hope it works...

http://www.amazon.com/Kittens-Hardcover-Weekly-E ngagement-Calendar/dp/1421621568/ref=sr_1_3/105-4435793-3149 203?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192213063&sr=1-3

Mommy is very proud and excited and has been carrying it around showing it off to all her friends! *blush* Okay, I admit I'm pretty excited too!!

Well, that's all my news. Hope all you catsters are feeling great and having a pawsome October! I'm also hoping my beautiful girlfriend Bella will be back on catster soon. *sigh* I sure miss her...

love & 'bonks,


Very mysterious!

October 3rd 2007 4:33 pm
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Well, I'm back from the vet. But before I say anything else I just have to say how utterly PAWSOME my catster friends are!!! I only updated my diary a few hours ago and already I have a bunch of healing rosettes and well wishes from a bunch of my catster friends!!! I am so touched. That alone is probably enough to make me better!!

The strange thing is they couldn't figure out what, if anything, is wrong with me! I don't have a temperature and the v-e-t couldn't feel or see anything wrong with me. They did X-rays and couldn't see anything abnormal there either! Maybe I was just having a bad morning. Not sure why.

Dexter thinks I was trying to con Mom into staying home and it backfired on me! MOL! But I swear on a bag of Yum Yum treats that is not true!!

Anyway, they gave me fluids and said to watch me and if I seemed to still be sick to bring me back in and they could do further tests. I'm going to try really hard not to be sick anymore because I don't want to go back to the v-e-t anytime soon!!! He stuck something up my rear end and poked and prodded me and jeez, it's just not fun. To say the least.

Mom gave us an early dinner because when I got home I was sooo hungry!! The best thing about all of this is because I had to spend hours at the vet, we got TUNA for a treat!! Tuna is my FAVORITE!! PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
And I scarfed it so fast, Mom thought I magicked it away! (what's the opposite of "accio" HP fans?? MOL!) But I actually ate it all up.

So it's a mystery as of now, and if I don't get sick again, we're purrrfectly happy for it to remain a mystery!! Thanks again, so so much to my wonderful Catster friends for the rosettes and well wishes. I am so grateful for my catster friends. What did we ever do without them?!

love you,

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