Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Argus, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Ypsilanti, MI  
Age: 19 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 14 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

August 12th 1997


love and petting

people, kids, dogs, noise, movement

Favorite Toy:
Argus doesn’t play much, he just cuddles. occasionally he can be talked into chasing a bug or laser toy.

Favorite Nap Spot:
under the bed

Favorite Food:
cat food. he doesn't even like cat treats. anything that is not his regular cat food is deadly poison.



Arrival Story:
Argus was the kitten of a cat that wiggled its way into my friend’s house to have the kittens. My roommate drove the kittens and mother to the shelter when they got big enough. The homeowner kept one other kitten, and my roommate brought Argus to me as a “sorry I let my sister drive your car” gift. A short while later, Argus’s sibling became very sick and passed away. The vet told my friend he had never seen anything like it. My friend called the shelter to tell them, and it was discovered that all of the kittens had passed away under similar circumstances (their mucus-membranes seemed to have something like a flesh-eating disorder). Argus’s nose at this time changed to a funny green color, and I was sure that same thing was happening to him. I took him to my vet, who said there was no such thing. I called the vet that had treated the sibling, and they told me there was nothing they could do except put him to sleep. I was not ready to do that, so I just tried to make Argus as comfortable as possible for what would be his short life. I carried him with me all of the time, petting him and loving him. After a few weeks, his nose turned pink (it had been black), and that was the last he ever appeared to be sick. He has since suffered the after affects of being spoiled though: he thinks he should always be carried and be the center of my attention.

For the first five years or so I thought Argus didn’t have a voice box. He rarely tried to talk, and when he did his mouth moved but no sound came out. Then, one day a tiny squeak came out. Over the course of a year or so, his squeaks started to sound more like a meow. He can meow pretty normal now (sometimes they are still silent or cut out part way), but he rarely talks. Maybe it’s in part because his brother Pete rarely shuts-up and he figures he can’t get a word in edgewise anyway.

Forums Motto:
show me some love!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Where to feed so my pal doesn't eat my food!

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October 31st 2006 More than 10 years!

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