Nicky (1990-9/28/06)


Domestic Long Hair [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Nicky (1990-9/28/06), a male Domestic Long Hair

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"Happy Fall Napping!"

Home:Knoxville, TN  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 16 lbs.


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Thank you so purry much Autumn and the A Team for my wonderful, beautiful wings!

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"Thank you so purry much Autumn and the A Team for my wonderful, beautiful wings!"

Mommy found a scan of this photo of me.   It's her favorite.   It had been in a frame for years!

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"Mommy found a scan of this photo of me. It's her favorite. It had been in a frame for years!"

Hello, everycat!

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"Hello, everycat!"

Profile of a Lap Kitty!

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"Profile of a Lap Kitty!"

Thank you A-Team!  New wings and my very first honor!  You ROCK!

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"Thank you A-Team! New wings and my very first honor! You ROCK!"

My favorite toys in the world!  I sure could hunt and catch my zoo animals!

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"My favorite toys in the world! I sure could hunt and catch my zoo animals!"

Nothing beats a nap!

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"Nothing beats a nap!"

Meowlo!

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"Meowlo!"

There's still some food in here!

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"There's still some food in here!"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Midnight - DG #9, Popeye, Samantha you will be missed.  and Peanut
The family of Lady, Baby, Sammie and Cesar
 

Nicknames:
Sunshine, Pumpkin, Dumplin, Precious, Nicodemus, Nickodie, Nicky-D, NcD, Nick, Nicknackster, Demus

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

Badges:
Rainbow Bridge
Coloration:
Black

Likes:
His mommy

Pet-Peeves:
Baths, taking pills--not that it was possible to actually give him one!

Favorite Toy:
His menagerie of zoo animals--he would carry them around and meow like he was hunting and had "captured" them

Favorite Nap Spot:
On my shoulder with his purring head resting on my cheek

Favorite Food:
Turkey, cat treats, and any kind of wet food

Skills:
Was able to hunt and capture stuffed "big game" animals (but wouldn't touch LIVE mice) and could put his forehead against his mommy's forehead and make all her stress go away

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
In March 1991, my friend told me there was a cat at a veterinarian's office who needed a home. I was in college at the time and gave absolutely no thought to the fact I wasn't supposed to have pets in my apartment. I went to see him. He was a big, beautiful black kitty. He was already named Nicky and was already an adult. But the vet's office didn't know his age. None of that mattered to me. It was love at first sight. Nicky nuzzled my chin with his nose and purred. I was a goner.

Bio:
Nicky was the most precious, most loving cat ever. He was the quintessential lap kitty. For 15 1/2 years, he was my constant. My "sunshine." He is the love of my life. He was my alarm clock, my blood pressure monitor, my best friend. He would "pet me" even when I wanted him to. Nicky had weird health problems all his life, but he never complained. He was very laid back about them, despite the fact the doctors could never determine what exactly was wrong with his digestive system (thanks partly to the fact he'd never cooperate with letting them diagnose him). He had chronic diarrhea and possibly food allergies. He had a skin disease that caused itching, left white flakes and scabs and helped clump his thick fur. The vet said this skin disease often affects black cats. In 2000, he was diagnosed with kidney disease and had his apparently long-ago broken tail amputated. He was doing well with the kidney disease, though, eating KD dry food and not showing any signs of kidney failure. In 2006, however, I noticed that his back legs were falling out from under him. In July, he seemed to be weak. I took him to the vet, who told me his heart was failing, in part possibly because of the kidney disease. The vet gave him steroid shots to prolong his life, and his health improved immediately. I had two more very precious months with him until September 28, 2006. His breathing had become very shallow and labored. The vet said fluid from his heart was crushing his lungs, and he was suffering. Nicky had to be put to sleep. I was devastated, but I take comfort in the fact that he's no longer in pain. He can run and jump and climb trees, is playing with my beloved cats who went on before him, and never has to get his bottom washed again! I love him always.

Forums Motto:
World's Greatest Lap Kitty/Zoo Hunter

The Last Forum I Posted In:
BISCOTTI'S

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I've Been On Catster Since:
December 15th 2006 More than 7 years!

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Five Years

September 28th 2011 12:54 pm
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It's been five years. Five years since I had to let you go.

My heart hurts.

Love and miss you still,
Mommy

 

N is for Nice!

December 17th 2009 4:43 pm
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Awwwwwwwwwwwww, shucks. *blushes*

The wonderfur, beautiful, very sweet *Hannah* has included me in her Alphabet of Angel Kitties. She wrote about me in her diary!

I am so honored that she included me in her alphabet! It's such a pawsome thing she's doing for angel kitties, and I'm just so touched by her including me. I have been hanging out with her brofurs Zack and Riley, and they meow about how great their family is all the time. I can definitely see why!

Thank you so much for including me and sending me a star, Hannah. Mommy's eyes are all misty. She just thinks it was so sweet of you to include me. She thinks YOU'RE an angel there on earth.

Love,
Nicky

 

Three Years!

September 28th 2009 6:15 am
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It's been three years today since I had to leave my mommy. She says it feels like it was just a few minutes ago. She still loves and misses me so purry purry much.

 
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