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Home:Pensacola, FL  
Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral

Orange Tabby

Picking on the other cats, sitting with mommy at the computer

Favorite Toy:
Fur mice

Favorite Nap Spot:
Back of the couch


Arrival Story:
Trickster showed up at our place when we lived in the country. We couldn't approach him, and he looked so thin and scrawny. We had decided that we wouldn't feed or otherwise encourage any strays to stick around, but we both felt so sorry for him, we started taking him food, and we finally admitted it to each other. When we finally able to get close, he seemed to want so much to be petted and loved -- then he'd grab hold with claws and bite. He'd attack our ankles when we tried to walk away. That's how he got his name. He's gotten a lot better over time, but he'll still act sweet one minute and swat one of us or the other cats the next.

Since we first got close to him, we realized that he had serious sinus and allergy problems. We took one of his sneezes to the vet one time, because it looked like a blade of grass! Sometimes he gets an allergy shot, other times, we give him allerchlor tablets to give him some relief. Before we brought him into the house, Mah-mah and her kittens turned up, so we started keeping Trickster in our shed out back. We went on vacation for a couple of days, and my mom was feeding him. When we got back, his head was cocked at an odd angle. The vet could find nothing physically wrong with him and over time, his head has mostly straightened out. We have no idea what happened to him. In 2006, I looked in his mouth one day and saw that some of his small front teeth were gone, and he had a jagged toothy bit of bone growing out the front of his gum. We took him to the vet and found he had serious gum disease. The vet removed the extra boney thing and cleaned his teeth. None of our other cats have had any dental problems so we have no idea where his came from. Trickster was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and beginning stages of renal failure. He began to lose a lot of weight, then suddenly in April 2014, he began to lose muscle as well. He started having trouble getting around, falling easily, and his ever-present allergies were making him feel miserable as well. He had some fluids at the vet's that seemed to absorb very quickly but didn't seem to help him. We decided to help him across the Rainbow Bridge where he can run and play again.

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 25th 2006 More than 10 years!

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