American Shorthair/Domestic Shorthair
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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Tooter, Toot, Mousepie, Wee-tiny-mouse-treat, Teeny-toot, Minkie- mouse, Too-too, Mama's Too

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

June 15th 2005

Gray Tabby

Her mommy, sitting in the windows watching the world go by, chattering at the birds outside, the Zoom Groom and dunking her toys in the water fountain.

Believe it or not, this little cat has none -- not even the vacuum sweeper!!

Favorite Toy:
Rabbit fur rattle mice , Q-tips, and catnip "marinated" pom-poms, sparkle pom-poms, bottle caps -- the list goes on!!

Favorite Nap Spot:
At the foot of the bed and on the computer keyboard and my mom's hands when mom is trying to type!

Favorite Food:
Milk and dairy products. No one in this house can eat cereal and milk, yogurt or ice cream in peace!!

I love to play fetch and give kisses! Also, I am an accomplished thief ...I'm teeny-tiny and cute as can be so I steal everyone's heart!


Arrival Story:
My brother Pedro and I and one other sibling were left in a box at a busy intersection by some clearly awful human. A good human rescued us and took us to a shelter. Mama came and adopted my brother Pedro and was going to stop there. But then mom found she couldn't stop thinking about me. So, she came back to the shelter a few days later to get me too! I was so happy cuz by that time I was all alone, and I got to go live with my brother! I am a special needs kitty as I have Eosinophillic Keratitis or EK for short. I was a pretty sick girl when I came home. The shelter that I came from thought my eye issue was just part of your run of the mill kennel sneezies. It turned out to be much more than that. I have to take medicine and see a special doctor but I am doing very well. My mom would be happy to talk to anyone else who is facing this challenge with their kitty.

For years, I had stuck to male cats because I felt they were more affectionate. I hadn't truly "planned" on adopting Tina. I adopted her brother, which left Tina and one other littermate. But then fussed for the next couple days thinking she would be left by herself because she had an obvious eye issue that would make her less likely to be adopted any time soon. So I called the shelter and sure enough, the poor girl was all alone. I felt horrible for leaving her the first time I was there, so I left work early to go get her. When I walked into the room, she ran to the front of the cage, stood on her hind legs and put her front legs through the bars. She looked at me like "I knew you'd be back...let's go already!" I am now thoroughly ashamed of myself for "discriminating" against female cats all these years. Although all my cats have been affectionate, none have been like Tina. Tina oozes love out of every pore of her being. She has been through a lot with her EK, vet visits, medicine and more medicine, but none of that has changed her angelic spirit. This little cat is my heart!

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I've Been On Catster Since:
February 17th 2007 More than 9 years!

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1/18/1991 --
Dexter 1990 -
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Helpin' mama work

November 12th 2007 11:15 am
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Mama took another one of those "bonus weekends" she sometimes takes. She's been home with us since Friday! We love helping mama work from home....I help her type, Pedro keeps her lap warm and Paige and Isaac chew her paperwork. We all know she appreciates the assistance.

Isaac has been eating all by himself for the past 3 days!! No hungry pill! He's even been asking to eat, which really makes mama really happy.

We have a new guest on our back patio....an all white kitty with one blue eye and one green. Mama's fussing because the weather is starting to turn cold here and white kitty does not want to be caught. He or she doesn't appear to be feral...just really scared. So....mama is keeping fresh water and food out for white kitty, and has created what she calls our "hillbilly cat shelter" by covering the patio furniture with a tarp. It's enough to keep the food dry, and give white kitty a place to get out of the rain. I hope white kitty trusts mama before it snows so mama can take her to the shelter where it is warm, dry and safe and where she can find a warm, dry and safe fur-ever home!

Well, time to go chatter at some birds in the feeder, and then help mama some more
ciao for now!

1st assistant to mama


Happy Sweetest Day!

October 20th 2007 7:22 pm
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Wow!! It's been foooorrrrr-ever since I updated my diary! I really need to get with the program, huh?

Well, today was Sweetest Day! I had dinner with my dad! Yep, sure did! We had steak, asparagus, baked potato, and...MILK! It was quite yummy, and we had a picture taken as a memento to post on my page. Dad is just so sweet to share his supper with me, isn't he???

Brother Isaac has been a bit under the weather, but as of now, appears to be on the mend. He went on a hunger strike for a little while there, which of course will win you an all expense paid trip to the V-E-T! Silly boy!! To be fair, I also have to mention that Isaac also had/has, this weird area over the right side of his ribcage that is warmer than the rest of his body. Following blood tests and x-rays, they found nothing wrong with the Queen and speculate that he fell and somehow bruised his ribcage. Then, they put him on the hungry pill.

So, Isaac has now decided to eat. He must be feeling better, because it is getting more and more difficult for mama to give him a pill. In his younger days, I understand that pilling Isaac was like pilling a tiger. Mama is supplementing his cat food with turkey baby food. He LOVES that! And...while mama, spoon feeds the Queen...literally...I make sure I get a few licks out of the jar while mama is looking the other way. Darn yummy I must say! We have to thank OF Scooter for this suggestion...thank you Scootie!

Ciao for now!


We love it when mama's home!

September 3rd 2007 11:05 am
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Mama has been home for four, count 'em four, glorious days! We love it when we have her all to ourselves. Plus...when mama is with us all day, she opens the doors and windows so we can hear and smell stuff out there better.... through the screens of course. Mama even put seed in the bird feeder so we could chatter at the birds.

Mama tried to do that "work" thing at the kitchen table on Friday. Through a team effort, I am happy to report that we managed to put an end to that.

First I got up on the table and on top of the pile of files mama had on the table. Then I gave the files a good long sniff, looked at mama and gave her the "stinky cat face." That always cracks her up! Then, I started digging at the files like I was trying to either shread them bury them (mama said either would be a fine idea). While I was seeing to the files, Isaac got on mama's chair behind her back and head-butted her elbows while she was trying to type. Pedro did his share by jumping onto the table, head-butting mama's face and laying on her forearms while she was trying to type. I gotta hand it to Paige though...that girl knows how to get things done! Mama was sitting with her back to the basement stairs. Along with her files, she also had her coffee and cereal with milk on the table. Well....Paige came ripping up out of the basement, leaped over mama's left shoulder, and into mama's cereal and milk!!! MMMMOOOOLLLL!!!!!!!! Mama said this was like trying to work with four pre-schoolers in attendance and that was the end of mama working over her long weekend! Man, are we good or what?

Ciao for now!
Tina-Tooter R&R Enforcement Officer

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