Likes: Sleeping on Mom and Dad's bed, She loves to EAT! Giving love!!
Pet-Peeves: Small human childen...doesn't like the little ones too much
Favorite Toy: Q-Tips
Favorite Nap Spot: Mom and Dad's bed
Favorite Food: Any and all meat! She eats Iams hard, but doesn't have to like it!
Skills: Great rubber and she is a huge lover!!!!
Arrival Story: We adopted Anne as an infant from a pet store in Texas. I was waiting for a movie to start at a theater I had never gone to and never went again..there was a pet store next store. I went in and they had a ton of cute kittens. I was playing with them, but one in particular caught my eye. OH! What a beautiful furball she was! They brought some food in to the kittens and everyone else blew me off to eat, but not Anne! She kept up the hard sell (she didn't need to work that hard) and the rest is history.
Bio: If there is one behavior that sums up Anne, its this: For Anne, it's not enough to get love, she HAS to give it!
What else is there to say about Anne? Well, there is not enough space here to describe what a wonderful cat she is! She is kindness and pure sweetness on four legs! She is loving and empathetic. If I get upset and cry, she sticks to my side Meowing and rubbing until she is sure that I am OK. She takes great care of the boys inour family and Bill and Sagan are devoted to her...the feeling is completely mutual!
Anne was a sickly little kitten...constantly at the vet. She hates the vet with a passion and lets everyone know it. That is why they didn't diagnose her heart murmur for 3.5 years...no one could hear past the growling! Anne was diagnosed with Pulmonary Stenosis, which is fascinating for all of the cardiologist who meet her, since it is apparently rare in cats. They told us initially that she probably wouldn't live past the age of 5. But she did! Of course, Anne gets what ever she wants...because of her heart condition...we use to carry her up the stairs!
In the past two years, Anne has been getting "spells" as we call them. When she gets startled or scared, or gets up too quickly, she gets very faint...wobbling on her legs and dizzy and kind of out there. We ususally rub her to help her get through it, but it is very frightening for her and all of us. They have started to occur every day now. The cardiologist didn't think it was related to her heart condition, but I am not convinced. A couple of weeks ago she went in for her annual exam and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. They started her on Enalapril and we have seen fewer "spells". I think the medicine is making a difference.
Anne is a wonderful little creature and we are so blessed to have her in our family. But, we are constantly worried about her health. The vet says that she is in great health besides the heart. So, that is why we are asking for prayers!
Forums Motto: Don't bother me brat...(small humans)
OMC!! I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when I saw all the mail from my friends congratualting me on being Diary Pick of the Day!!!!! What an honor....this is so much fun!!! I love Catster, my family loves Catster...everything about it is great...most especially the wonderful friends we have made here. I feel very special.
Mom and Dad are slowly adjusting to me not being here. They celebrated my birthday the other day....I would have been 18!! Wow! Mom says she keeps seeing me out of the corner of her eye...she turns and there is Sagan the Cats walking into the room...but for one second, she thinks it's me. I pop in here every day to visit my family...I am their guardian angel and I want to make sure everyone is going to be OK....so, they are just seeing me walk next to Slim Sagan....he was my favorite guy.
OK, well, I am going to get ^Bill^ and ^Ginger^ and our posse of friends here at the Bridge to have a big party in the Catnip field!!!!! Woohoo! Thank you Catster HQ for the honor!!
My typist has been shying away from Catster a bit since I left. She is really missing me. So, this diary entry is late....
There are not enough words to thank all of my wonderful friends for the love and support that you have given me and my family during my time here on Catster and since I left. All of the wonderful Rosettes and loving words...well, what is there to say. You have given Mom and the whole family the strength to get through my loss. Our home is missing an key member of the family....everyone keeps expecting to see me around the corner, in Mom and Dad's room on my bed, in the potty, sitting in the window looking at the birds and squirrels. Everyone is sad that I am not here, but know that my passing, after a long and wonderfully spoiled life, so there is also a sense of peace. Thank you for being here for me and for my family...we are greatful beyond words and feel very blessed to have you as friends.
Anne is now an angel. We planned to help her to the bridge on Christmas eve...we just couldn't do it. She was comfortable and not in pain, so Mom called the vet to reschedule for Saturday at 2 pm PST. Christmas was good...I (Sagan) didn't move from her side, where I had been for the last week. I cleaned her and purred to her. This morning (Saturday), Anne was so weak she could barely stand. As the morning moved on, she couldn't walk at all. Mom and Dad couldn't stand it, so called the vet and said we were heading in. She still wasn't in pain, just so weak and confused. Mom and Dad got to the vet and snuggled and cuddled with her. She let Mom hold her and didn't wiggle to get down like she always did. She was ready...we all were. Her passing was very peaceful. Mom and Dad were holding her and telling her how much they loved her, how blessed they were to have her with us for so many years. They told her she was their gift. Then she went to sleep, surrounded by love. Mom and Dad could feel all of her angel family and friends in the room waiting to greet here with open paws. The love from everyone on Catster helped so much. All the purs and love....there are no words.
The house seems so strange without her. We will adjust, but 18 years, shy six weeks, with her wonderful self...well, we have all been spoiled. Anne has been our girl for almost all of our adult lives, so it is going to be a huge adjustment. Who is going to sleep with us? Who is going to be our potty pal? We love you Anne, dear heart, an Angel in life and now an angel in heaven...we will will miss you with everything we have.
Thank you all, dear friends, for the love and support you have shown all of us. We couldn't ask for better friends.
Susie (Mom), Sagan, Anne and the whole family