Siamese/American Shorthair
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Home:Pequabuck, CT  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Moch (pronounced Moke), Mochy, Mochino, Mochatada, Monster Kitty, Brat

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-pound cat-cat rescue

July 28th 2005

Seal-Lynx Point

Pretending he's a real Lynx and trying to disembowel your hand and arm ;-)

Clipping his claws; petting him when he doesn't want you to; touching his back and tail.

Favorite Toy:
The toys the people at the shelter gave him; shoelaces; catnip mice

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the bed

Favorite Food:
Science Diet Original

Mousing and shredding human flesh!! =:-O


Arrival Story:
After Dude went to the Bridge, our other cat -- Kola -- needed a feline friend. We saw a picture of Mocha on the Berkshire (MA) Humane Society's web site and called to inquire about him. We brought him to his forever home on 7/29/06.

Mocha is a year old Lynx Point Siamese X. When his original owners surrendered him to the BHS, he had a severe infestation of earmites. The itching and pain had caused him to constantly shake his head, and that eventually resulted in a severe injury (hematoma) to one of his ears. BHS immediately began treatment for the ear mites, but the injury to his ear required surgery, which was sucessful. The ear will never look normal again, but it gives him a rakish look. :-) BHS was concerned that Moch not go to a family with young children. He was apparently teased unmercifully in his original home, which had the result of making him "mean." He is settling into the family routine very well, and has made friends with our cat Kola and our two dogs. He is also not at all fazed by other dogs who come to visit, and loves to hunt the mice that are now trying to get into the house with the onset of fall. He's quite brave. As for humans, he is certainly not a "cuddle cat" and will try to claw and bite hands and arms when he gets too excited. At that point, we just leave him alone, and he now seems to be calming down somewhat. He's just a gorgeous little guy and we're very happy with the progress he's made.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
To bite, or not to bite...?

The Last Forum I Posted In:
How can we help Smokey fit in?

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 29th 2006 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
Catster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Annie B. Goode
(In Memory)
Jesse (In
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Mocha's Journey

My Christmas Wish

December 25th 2006 7:38 am
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Dear Catsters,

Yanno, when I was living at the shelter, I met a lot of homeless cats (and dogs) like me. They really needed a home and a family to call their own.

So my Christmas wish is that human families, who have a love for animals and room for one more, will adopt a needy cat (or dog) from their local pound, Humane Society or other shelter. You will be sharing the gift of love and giving a new life to a cat (or dog) who will love you forever.

May all Catsters have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!


Part of the family!

September 26th 2006 12:51 pm
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I've been here at my forever home since the end of July, but it feels like I've always been here. I wasn't very friendly to begin with -- spitting and hissing and clawing and biting -- but Mama and Papa were very patient with me. Somehow they knew that I was just scared.

My ear has completely healed, although sometimes I still shake my head. The vet says both ears are clean -- no mites -- and that the head shaking is a habit I will hopefully outgrow.

My new cat brother Kola is way bigger than me. He could easily beat me up if he wanted to -- and believe me, I've asked for it! ;-) -- but he never has. He just walks away. We spend our afternoons napping peacefully on the bed together. He's been wonderful to me. Mama says it's because he was once the new cat in the house, and Dude was good to him.

My dog sister Squeegee is very old. She's somewhat deaf and going blind, so I'm not even sure if she knows I'm here. If she does, she just ignores me. And that's fine. My dog sister Sandy is another story. She likes me, but she likes to chase me, too. At first, it scared me; but now I know it's just a game. Sometimes we lay on her bed together and she sniffs my fur and kisses me. :-) She and I are getting to be good friends.


Thank you, Berkshire Humane Society!

July 30th 2006 10:24 am
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My first people loved me, but couldn't take proper care of me. I had an infestation of parasites in my ears and it just kept getting worse. It tickled and stung and itched and hurt all the time. All I could do was try to shake them out, but shaking my head so much injured my left ear. They call it a hematoma. Blood kept going in there, but couldn't get out and my ear was very swollen and hot and infected. I was miserable...

Finally my people gave me to the Berkshire Humane Society in Pittsfield, MA, so I could get the medical care I needed. The people at this wonderful place were the answer to my prayers. They treated the ear mites, and got me surgery to fix the damage to my ear. There was one very dear lady there who I will always love and remember. Her name is Cheryl and not only did she take the best possible care of me -- she also worked very hard to find me a forever home. I don't know what would have happened to me without her and the other animal lovers at BHS. There are still lots of homeless pets there and they are all waiting for a new family. If you are considering getting a pet and live near there, give them a call. They are the best!!

Now I live in Connecticut. My new family and I are still strangers (I've only been here since yesterday afternoon); but I do know that Cheryl would never have let me go to people who wouldn't take good care of me. My new people have lots of cool cat toys and they like to pet me -- even though I sometimes try to bite them!! I mean, I AM still a kitten. ;-) They have another cat and some dogs who I haven't met yet, but I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. Wish me luck!!

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