Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 9 lbs.
Leave a treat for Arjuna 1992-09
Catster stats for Arjuna 1992-09
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Sir Arjun, Kitty-kitty-kitty, Mr. A.
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October 23rd 1992
Watching everything -- people, birds, little fuzzy creatures, froggies, strange cats, outside, inside, upstairs -- on alert 24/7
Taking medication, the calico cat next door, frogs, cat-sitter, having his fuzzy belly touched
Kitty Dancer (he plays with this by himself and carries it around the house, yowling)
Favorite Nap Spot:
Lower bookshelf, near a heat vent (on pillow filled with catnip)
Pounce -- the soft, chewy variety
Opens doors (we don't know how)
indoors and outdoors
All during the summer of 1995 a brown tabby was hanging around my backyard, stirring up the emotions of my two other inside only kitty boys, Sahadeva and Nakula. He also was hiding in my Siberian iris bed, stalking frogs in my backyard pond, and eating them (yuck!). In October, the first big snow storm was predicted for the Twin Cities in MN, so I was planting 100 crocus bulbs by my car's headlights. This kitty came from nowhere and sat in my lap. He reached up and put a little paw on my face and licked my cheek. Awww. So, I gave him some space in my rec room and a nice meal while I checked to see if he belonged to any neighbors. He was a free spirit, so he became the third feline member of the household. My husband had recently completed his PhD in Sanskrit, so we applied his recently acquired knowledge, and named the kitty Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers whose story is in the Mahabharata. He remained a free spirit and everyone who meets him loves him.
On his own during a frigid Minnesota winter, he made an executive decision to spend the next one inside... with me... difficult time adjusting to being an indoor-only cats... regularly shredded screens to escape... in 1998, moved to a rural area in CT -- safe enough to go out during the day with human supervision.... no more screen shredding... on alert 24/7... can't relax enough to stay on a lap... but loves to be picked up and held... loves to be held while human walks around the outside of the house... very talkative -- likes men with beards... had a cyst that was above his right eye removed -- looks like he had an "eye lift" on one eye and decided not to go ahead with the left one... diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in August 06... on medication... so far, so good... he's living with a lot of health issues, but bless his heart, he's still cating about... June 6, 2009: Arjuna took a turn for the worst, and showed difficulty in breathing. So, we took him to the vet first thing in the morning. The vet found a mass near his stomach that was putting pressure on his lungs, and that along with the effects of hyperthyroidism was filling his lungs with liquid. Not wanting him to suffer, we had him put to sleep. Good-bye my Ancient Hero, Arjuna the Archer, Destroyer of Moths, and Master of the Cat Dancer. I'll miss you!
My paw, my shiny object
I've Been On Catster Since:
|October 4th 2006
||More than 9 years!
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