Domino


American Shorthair
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Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Doe-Doe, Domijoe

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Birthday:
August 16th 2000

Coloration:
Black and White

Likes:
Domino loved to cuddle.

Pet-Peeves:
Domino hated baths and going to the vet.

Favorite Toy:
Domino loved to chase the laser light.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Domino loved to sleep curled up on me.

Favorite Food:
Domino loved shrimp and chicken.

Skills:
Domino was very smart, and would call his brother, Oreo.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
We got Domino on October 22, 2000. We had just lost our first cat, Spot, and I couldn't stand not having a cat in the house. We went to the pet store to find a new kitty. We walked past a cage of cats where Domino and Oreo were. One of them, through the wires, reached out and got ahold of my purse and the other my leg. That was it, they both came home with us.

Bio:
Domino was always the fragile one. He had worms when we first got him which took a few treatments to cure and he had an allergy to carpet. But, he was also the sweetest baby. When he was little, I would let Domino and Oreo go outside to play for a little bit. When I would call them, Domino always came first. He would stand at my feet and call, "Muery mo." It really sounded like he was trying to say "Oreo". I remember one night we were watching a scarey movie on TV. He jumped up on the futon and burried his head under the blanket when the scarey music came on. Then, last year, Katrina hit. We never expected to take water, but did just that. My cats have their own room which is full of climbing trees and their toys. When the water started to rise, we opened the door so they could get into the house and up high. All the people and animals survived the storm. The first thing I did when the storm was over was clean out the cat room and bleach it so they wouldn't get sick. I guess it didn't work. The first Tuesday in October, 2005, I came home and noticed Domino wasn't eating. I picked him up and he felt sick. He was always small, so he didn't have much weight to lose. I opened a can of chicken soup and he drank a little broth, but that was it. The next morning he was at the vet. They admitted him and said they suspected liver issues. They had him on an IV and they test showed elevated enzymes. The vet suspected fatty liver, the cure for which is to eat. So, he was force fed. He did start to gain weight and rally. They even sent him home once, but he started getting sick to his stomach and had to go back. For almost 2 weeks, he was in the hospital. I was up there almost every minute that they were open and I wasn't at work to hold him and love him and let him know we weren't leaving him there alone. We thought he was going to come home Sunday morning, October 16. But, that morning the vet called and said his bilirubin was sky high and to meet him up there at noon. We did. The doctor very gingerly told me that his chances were almost none. Domino's IV slipped out and the doctor told me to take him home and bring him back about 6:30 for another treatment. I did, and for those 6 hours, I did nothing but hold my baby. No TV was on, no radio, nothing. My poor Domino couldn't control his bladder or his bowels. He tried to walk but it looked like he was drunk. He would cry out, and he wasn't a very vocal kitty normally. Every once in a while, he would look at me and put him paw on my mouth. This was a "Domino" thing. When we took him back, I knew I had to let him go. I knew I couldn't let him hurt anymore. When we were discussing the options with the vet, he picked his head up and meowed at me, as if to say, "it's ok". So, there in the vets office, just me, Domino, his daddy, and the vet, we let my baby go. It was the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but I know it was the right one. I will always love my domino and I will always miss him.

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Another Angel has Come to the Bridge

February 1st 2009 3:54 pm
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Friday morning, Junior, a beautiful angel had to leave mommy to join me at the bridge. He had no signs of illness or injury and mommy is still shocked. "Juey" was particularly close to mommy. Several years ago, a neighbor through Junior around by his tail and hurt him real bad. Junior got in some bites and got away. Mommy and Daddy decided to have him quarantined for 10 days so that if the man filed a complaint, they couldn't take Junior away. Mommy went and stayed with him for at least an hour every day during that time. After that, Mommy and Junior were closer than ever. Junior was sweet and loving and will be missed very much. Junior joins me, Gracie Lynne, Juice, Lu Lu, Bleu, and Spot at the bridge.

 

Three years

October 16th 2008 10:51 am
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My darling Domino,

It has now been three years since you left for the bridge. We all miss you dearly and think of you daily. We have finally reached the point where we can remember and talk about the good times and laugh. Our favorites are when you would stand at the door and call Oreo. I can still hear your, "meuwemo, meuwemo". I also remember how, when we were watching a scary movie, you would jump under the blanket and hide when the scary music came on. My dearest moment was how, when I'd hold you, you'd put your paw over my mouth. You did this once, and only once, as I held you all day that last day you were here with us. I take some ease in knowing you are no longer sick. Please know, that no matter how much time passes, you will never be forgotten, and we will always love you! Please let Sweet Gracie Lynn know that she is never far from our hearts and we love and miss her too! We gave Sophie Gracie's middle name to honor and remember her!

We love you both,

Mommy

 

Three years

October 16th 2008 7:06 am
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My darling Domino,

It has now been three years since you left for the bridge. We all miss you dearly and think of you daily. We have finally reached the point where we can remember and talk about the good times and laugh. Our favorites are when you would stand at the door and call Oreo. I can still hear your, "meuwemo, meuwemo". I also remember how, when we were watching a scary movie, you would jump under the blanket and hide when the scary music came on. My dearest moment was how, when I'd hold you, you'd put your paw over my mouth. You did this once, and only once, as I held you all day that last day you were here with us. I take some ease in knowing you are no longer sick. Please know, that no matter how much time passes, you will never be forgotten, and we will always love you! Please let Sweet Gracie Lynn know that she is never far from our hearts and we love and miss her too! We gave Sophie Gracie's middle name to honor and remember her!

We love you both,

Mommy

 
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