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"Last good picture of Tanner"
Sex: Male Weight: 16 lbs.
"Me and Tigger catching some rays"
"I'm a big boy!"
"I was looking out the window!"
"Yum!!! Fresh Catnip!"
"Do you mind? I'm trying to rest!!!"
"Do you think you can get any closer with that thing?"
"That was too funny!"
"My favorite time of day!!!" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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Stinky Butt, Little Boy, Trouble
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October 1st 2004
Orange & White Tabby
Attacking me, guarding the water bowl
Feathers on a stick
Favorite Nap Spot:
In front of the water bowl
Attacking without cause, clearing out a room without lifting a paw (hence the nickname Stinky Butt)
Tanner is a feral cat. He's been outside his entire life. The neighbor used to feed him, his brother, and his kitty momma. All 3 cats survived Hurricane Katrina and then shortly thereafter, his momma got hit by a car and killed. The neighbor moved away and left the cats and I've been hiding food out in the bushes for them ever since. Now there is an additional orange cat that hangs out with the boys, so I've been feeding her too. They don't run from me, but they won't let me touch them either. They do, however, run from everyone else. On Mother's Day, Tanner finally started letting me pet him and has continued to do so since then. He'll come out of hiding when he sees me and he'll cry at the top of his lungs until I acknowledge him. A few days ago, he followed me home and walked into my house and stayed. I have him separated from the other kitties until I can have him tested. He'll also be fixed at that time. I want to trap his brother and the orange kitty and take them to my friend's house who wants them before something bad happens to them.
He is definitely bi-polar! He loves attention from me and constantly has to rub up against me, but then turns around and attacks me by biting me or clawing me and hissing at me. As soon as he's done attacking me, he'll turn right around and rub up against me again.
Update: Tanner was diagnosed with feline aids on Aug 18th. He was also fixed the same day. He is pretty sore but is resting comfortably on my bed. Hopefully he'll be up and about in a day or two. Birthday = Oct 1.
I finally found a home!!!
The Last Forum I Posted In:
My Friend Buddies has gone to the Bridge
Oct 1, 2004
Daily Diary Pick of the Day:
Aug 27, 2006; Nov 9, 2006
945 Catster Birthday Kitties 1 Oct 08
Crossed the Bridge Date:
23 May 2011
I've Been On Catster Since:
|August 14th 2006
||More than 7 years!
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May 23rd 2013 8:03 pm
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Amazing how fast time is flying! Can't believe it's been 2 years since you left. Things here just aren't the same without you but I hope you're enjoying your time at the bridge. I'm sure you've met the others that have joined you since you left. Just hoping that I'll see you and the others some day when it's my turn to cross that bridge. I love you Tanner! You'll always be my Kiss Kiss kitty. I miss you so much!
May 23rd 2012 3:09 pm
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I can't believe it's been a year already since you crossed the bridge. Time flies! I miss you Tanner. You'll always be my kiss-kiss kitty! There will never be another kitty like you!!!
May 23rd 2011 7:02 pm
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Tanner made his journey across the bridge today. I came home from work and found his body on the floor next to my bed. His tail was all fluffed up like he was startled and his eyes were open. I think he had a heart attack.
Tanner was my FIV baby that was abandoned by his previous owner after Katrina. I saw him and his brother grow up and couldn't bear the thought of something bad happening to them. It took about 6 months but I won Tanner's trust and he became a member of the family. I had him fixed and tested and the tests came back positive for FIV and the vet wanted me to give the ok to put him down. "No" immediately came out of my mouth. Just because he tested positive didn't mean an instant death sentence. If taken care of, he could have a great quality of life even if quantity of life was limited. And that's what he had. He was loved, taken care of and knew he found a furrever home.
He was my kiss-kiss kitty. He loved being loved on. He'd head butt me for kisses and would swing at me if he thought our kiss-kiss time wasn't long enough. But lately things changed. He lost so much weight over a short amount of time. He'd still eat and drink like normal but he was basically skin and bones. I knew his time was coming and I let him do whatever he wanted.
Some of the other kitties would bathe his head and he didn't object like he used to. The signs were there and I knew his days were numbered but I didn't realize it would be this soon. So I got ready for work this morning like I usually do, gave him a head scratch and a kiss on top of his head, told him I loved him and that I was proud of him, kicked all the rowdy animals out of the room and closed the door to give him some peace and quiet.
Not sure when he crossed the bridge but he had been dead for several hours by the time I found him. I hate the fact that I wasn't there for him when he crossed the bridge but I also know that I told him those things this morning before I left. He knows he was loved. I just hope he didn't suffer and wasn't in any pain before he crossed over.
I took him to be cremated. He will be forever in my heart. He had a good life and I'm lucky to have been the human he could call his own. Rest in peace my sweet Tanner...my Kiss-Kiss kitty. I will forever love and miss you. Till we meet again...
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