Sarge (In Loving Memory)


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"Angel Sarge"

Home:Wheaton, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 9 lbs.

Angel Sarge

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"Angel Sarge"

Angel Sarge

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"Angel Sarge"

Cat of the Day!

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"Cat of the Day!"

DDP 3/28/2012

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"DDP 3/28/2012"

See! I fit!

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"See! I fit!"

I love the outside

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"I love the outside"

What

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"What's over there?"

Me and sis. My last day.

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"Me and sis. My last day."

On my kitty bed in easy reach for petting.

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"On my kitty bed in easy reach for petting."

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Nicknames:
Fluffy, Buddy, Buddy Kitty

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 2nd 2006

Birthday:
February 2nd 2002

Coloration:
Tri-color

Likes:
Hanging out with Daddy

Pet-Peeves:
Not being allowed to go outside or in the garage

Favorite Toy:
Leather mouse, his step-sister

Favorite Nap Spot:
Kitty bed next to Daddy's computer chair, Daddy's easy chair

Favorite Food:
Whiskas Temptations Chicken Kitty Treats!

Skills:
Can give long meows with his mouth full of leather mouse

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
In August 2006 I moved from a small 1-bedroom apartment to a larger townhome. By the end of the month I had settled in and decided it was time to adopt a pair of cats. I visited PetSmart because I heard The Almost Home Foundation had adoption drives on Saturdays. I knew I wanted a cat, not a kitten. Cats don't need to be trained, their personalities have developed, and they are more relaxed. Most importantly I wanted to give a cat a second chance to have a home. I arrived when people were setting up. Down at the far end I saw this one big cat alone in a cage that was almost too small for him. His name was Sugar and he reminded me of a cat I had while growing up. His tag said that he liked to hang out with the guys, which suited me perfectly. His foster parents told me he was abandoned in February in his cat carrier outside the flower shop of an Almost Home volunteer. He has been waiting for his new home for over six months and his frustration was showing. They assured me he would be a different cat when I got home. I felt sorry for the poor guy and my intuition told me we'd get along great. I renamed him Sarge at the suggestion of my mother. He turned out to be a very sweet and loving cat who greets me when I come home from and purrs at a moment's notice.

Bio:
Hello! I am Sarge. I can't say much about my original human family except for that they had me declawed and could no longer keep me. But they care about me enough to make sure I would eventually find a new home instead of leaving my fate to the pound. Daddy thinks my original people were old and had a lot of things. That's why they declawed me. And the either passed on or had to move to an assisted living home and couldn't keep me. I'd like to think they'd be happy to know what finally happened to me. Anyway my foster parents took great care of me until I found my new Daddy. I had lots of other kitty friends, but every seven days I had to spend a few hours in a little cage and had strange people poke at me. I kept hoping one would take me home, but no one did for months. Then my Daddy came here and I knew I would finally get a new home. My first day there, while my new step-sister was hiding in the basement closet, I was taking a nap on the bed. After a few days I was making biscuits on his arm. Daddy says I'm too curious for my own good. I want to go outside and sniff around but without claws I can't defend myself or hunt. Sometimes I sneak outside when the front door is open. I just sniff the bushes, eat grass, and scratch my back on the sidewalk so Daddy doesn't mind too much and will let me have a minute before scooping me up and putting me back inside. The garage is a different story though. When I get to go in there I like to sleep under Daddy's car's engine and walk on the roof. I can be lured back inside with a kitty treat. I love my kitty treats!

Forums Motto:
Hey you, pay attention to me!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Why won't I eat?

Please Help:
The Animal Rescue Site


Catster Awards:
Diary of the day! 7/21/2010

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 2nd 2006 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
433345

for 1951 days


Meet my family
LenaPepiJosie -
Adopted

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Sarge's week


Two years

June 1st 2014 7:30 am
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I call 2012 the "Year of Loss", those who've read "Earth Abides" would understand the reference. I lost Sarge, my favorite MMORPG, sci-fi convention, and my parents and closest friends lost a pet. But losing Sarge was the worst. He was sick for so long and we tried so hard to make him better. It was emotionally draining. Thank goodness for my family and friends who supported me. Sarge was strong up until the end. I let him go before his decline turned into a free-fall. He stopped eating a few days before to tell me he was ready. Still, on his last day he jumped up on the bed to get pets and chased a chipmunk when I was holding him outside. I'm glad I was able to spare him the pain that would be coming.

I still feel his loss. My other cats don't greet me at the door when I get home from work but they do follow me around and sleep on the bed with me. I think Lena still misses him in her own way. I'm glad Catster is still around. I have his page bookmarked at work so I see his pictures every morning when I arrive at the office and click the link to the greatergood website for animals in his memory.

Sarge was a cat cursed by biology and a tragic past. I gave him the best life he could and he returned my love every day. I miss you, Buddy.

 

Glad we're still here

March 2nd 2014 9:50 am
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Even though Caster won't be vanishing tomorrow, Dad is still saving our pages. This may still be one of my last entries since I've passed on over a year and a half ago. Dad still thinks there's going to be some big changes to Catster in the near future. Remember, one of the reasons they were going to shut down was because of all the bugs that have developed in the system. Dad has worked on websites for years and sometimes the best thing you can do is to chuck the old code and start fresh. Now if everything is in a database, all of us and our pictures, diary entries, etc should be safe. The pages may even look the same but things would be different under the hood.

I hope they'll take advantage of this chance to improve things to fix some long-time annoyances. Things like making a CotD somecat who hasn't been on the site for years and only have one picture. You know, those bare bone entries. It's worse when you know the kitty must have went to the bridge by now because we don't live that long. Yep, there's a bunch of things that can be improved now that the technology has advanced. Maybe they can make a mobile version of the site too (assuming there isn't one already).

To my fellow felines, don't forget to love your people.

 

My last birthday on Catster

February 2nd 2014 2:20 pm
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It's my birthday today, second one at the bridge. Well we think it's my birthday. I was abandoned in February when I turned 4 and Dad took my home on September 2nd. But birthdays weren't really that important to me. What was important was my gotcha date when someone who would love me for the rest of my life brought me home.

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I think of you often, Sarge. I still miss you. So much has happened hear since cancer took you away. But I like to think you're here in spirit.

Thank you Sarge, for everything.

 
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