Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Portia, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Wichita, KS  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Portiabella, Portia Burrito, Little Tiny Baby Kitten, Pork Chop

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Gotcha Date:
July 18th 2005

June 20th 2002


A clean litterbox, her upside-down box with one side cut out, Kitty Hooch scratching post.

Being ignored, being picked up and held

Favorite Toy:
Kitty Hooch catnip mouse

Favorite Nap Spot:
The middle of the couch, the bottom of the bed, the middle of the hallway

Favorite Food:
Science Diet C/D

Posing for pictures, and when asked who her favorite Chinese leader is, she replies, "Mao."


Arrival Story:
Her Humane Society photo (posted to the left) was irresistibly sweet. I went down to the Toronto Humane Society the next day and brought her home. Unfortunately, her previous owners were not especially kind to her. They didn't pay much attention to her, didn't ever take her to the vet, and called her Snickers, which totally didn't suit her prim and proper personality. Luckily, her previous owners decided they didn't want to bother taking care of her, so they dropped her off at the Humane Society. She waited patiently for over a month for me to come in and bring her home. She took some time to warm up to me and her new surroundings, but now she's not at all shy to new people. She's such a sweetheart now!

When I left Toronto to move back to the United States, I snuck her past border security. She behaved very well in her carrier and didn't make a peep during the security check. Now she's the cutest illegal immigrant in the whole country!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Portia Burrito

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Kitten suddenly uses bath to go toilet

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 3rd 2007 More than 10 years!

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The Life and Times of Portia Burrito

I've been bad.

March 14th 2007 1:10 am
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I got into Mommy's yarn stash last night while I was playing and keeping Mommy and Daddy awake. They discovered my tangled mess of yarn when they woke up today. Mommy was MAD. I lost my bedroom privileges all day long. I had to stay in the living room and be on my best behavior before Mommy let me back in their bedroom.
How was I supposed to know that I wasn't allowed to play in the yarn? Honestly, Mom, throw me a bone. Or should it be "throw me some nip"?


Dropped off the snuggles!

February 25th 2007 11:43 pm
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Mommy and Daddy drove over to a nearby cat shelter to drop off Mommy's tall stack of snuggles. She made 14 to donate, 16 in all. One went to my aunt's kitty to help her transition to a new apartment, and I claimed one for my throne in the kitchen. It's round, so I curl up into a ball so I fit perfectly inside it. I'm adorable.

The humans at the shelter were very, very grateful to receive so many snuggles! They were happy that Mommy made them to go home with kitties when they're adopted. Mommy really liked seeing all her hard work go to such a deserving place.

Mommy loooooooooved the cat shelter. Most of the kitties in the visiting room roam free, sleeping in cat beds, cat houses, or on top of the cages. Some kitties prefer to stay in the cages for a greater sense of security. It's a no-kill shelter dedicated to providing a safe haven for cats without a chance for adoption. Some of the cats have been there for TEN YEARS! It's amazing how devoted the volunteers of the shelter are. If anyone is interested in adopting from or donating to the shelter, swing by catwelfareohio.com.

For more information about the Snuggles Project, stop by the Catster group. It's paw-some!


Hey kitties! Wanna snuggle?

February 3rd 2007 4:30 pm
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I recently joined the Catster group The Snuggles Group and I wanted to tell everyone about it. Snuggles are kitty-sized blankets for shelter cats that are crocheted, knitted, or sewed. When my Mommy got me from the Humane Society, I came home with my own snuggle. It was familiar, and a great comfort when I was scared about my new home. Mommy put it next to my food and it's the only thing that got me to eat for the first few days. Mommy was so grateful that someone took the time to make me something that helped ease the transition from shelter to furrever home.
Now Mommy is making lots of snuggles for other shelter kitties as a way of paying the favor forward. She found an awesome local shelter that's for kitties only and doesn't euthanize unless it's absolutely necessary. Those kitties need snuggles!
I bet you know a local shelter that come use snuggles too. If your pawrents know how to crochet, knit, or sew they should get involved in the Snuggles Group. If they don't know how to do any crafts, but want to learn, this is a great way for beginners to try out easy patterns with beginner stitches. Stop by the Snuggles Group and see what you can do for shelter kitties!

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