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Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Lena, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Wheaton, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Daddy's Little Girl

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 2nd 2006

September 2nd 2005

Brown Tabby

Laser Pointer

being picked up, not being brushed on demand

Favorite Toy:
Laser Pointer, stick with ribbons

Favorite Nap Spot:
On Daddy's Bed, on Daddy, my red velvet pillow

Favorite Food:
dry cat food

can jump over 4 feet


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. I had already decided to adopt Sarge. Since he was declawed, his cat-sibling also needed to be declawed. Lena was the only other declawed cat there. Originally she was a stray and was adopted by a couple who were going to have a baby. But when she was one year old she had to be returned because the new child was very allergic to cats. Even if there were other choices, I knew I had to bring her home too.

Hello! My name is Lena. I love to play. I can jump over four feet along a wall to swat at the red light bug. Daddy says I am The Great Tabby Hunter, well I would be if I still had my front claws. I'm smart enough to stay inside unlike my big step-brother Sarge, but I will sometimes follow him into the garage. I love being brushed and I demand Daddy get down on the floor to brush me several times a day. I like being held but not to be petted, but to sleep. When Daddy lies down I will sometimes jump on top of him to make biscuits or take a nap. I'm so happy I have a furever home with him. When his friends come over, I just stay in the back. I'm a one-person kitty. Gotta go now, the evil chipmunk is outside!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Brush me!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Not loving daddy....

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 2nd 2006 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Sarge (In
Loving Memory)
PepiJosie -

Meet my Feline Friends
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The life of lovely little Lena

We're still here

November 28th 2014 4:45 pm
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Dad has been discouraged with how Catster was being run so he hasn't been here much. Things seem to be getting better so we'll see what happens. I'm still eating the wet food. Dad's trying out a new brand of dry food. So far he hasn't found any signs I've been throwing it up. The neighbors took care of us while Dad went to visit his family. His Mom sent us some pheasant feathers. I don't care much for them but Pepi was digging through a sack to find them. We're happy to have Dad back home.

We got word about Josie. She's continuing to thrive in her new home and bonded closely with her new Mom. Finally something went right for her.

Dad started using the electric blanket and Pepi and I love it. It gets cold in the bedroom and now we can sleep with Dad all we want (until he has to get up to use the bathroom). I just wish he wouldn't try to cuddle me as often.


Eight Years Home

September 2nd 2014 7:00 pm
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Wow! Today I celebrate eight years of being with my Daddy. I wish Sarge was here too since Pepi is a pain in the tail. We played with my foam ball a bit. Daddy would toss it up the stairs and I'd run after it and bat it around to watch it bounce. I'm glad he took me home and gave me time to adjust living here. After being a stray and returned once it took me a while to accept I had a furever home. My Daddy loves me very much even if I can be a nag when I want to go outside.

I'm gaining some weight, slowly, so I may get up to my proper weight. The neighbors said I was looking better and Pepi was losing weight too so the canned food diet is doing us both some good. Daddy and I have been through a lot together and I hope we'll stay together for a long time.


Got word from Josie!

May 29th 2014 6:45 pm
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Josie's mom wrote to Dad today. They're both doing very well and have really bonded with each other. Josie now sleeps with her Mom's bed nearly every night and asks for play time every day. While we're sad she wasn't happy here, we couldn't have asked for a better pairing.

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