Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Gromit, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Highland, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Little Punk, Gromitty Boy, Mr. Pinkpaws, Gromitticus Optimus: the Best Kitty in Rome, Seizure Boy

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Orange & White Tabby

Snuggling with mommy, breakfast, climbing walls, playing with Hudson.

I don't like strangers! And I don't like to be picked up when I'm not in the mood!

Favorite Toy:
I love to play soccer with my blue soccer ball.

Favorite Nap Spot:
On mommy. Or the warm spot in front of the dining room heater.

Favorite Food:
Cheese! I love cheese! I want cheese now! There's never enough cheese!

I can do trigonometry in my head, but I can't write it down.


Arrival Story:
Just a lucky day at the local shelter adopt-a-thon!

Gromit unfortunately suffers from epilepsy. After a couple of years of observing and working on medication, we finally seem to have radically decreased his seizures. He gets phenobarbitol twice a day in an unflavored suspension that we can put on some tuna or cat food for him to eat (dosing him orally was a nightmare and nigh upon impossible).

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Lovely Livy's Loving Lad!

The Last Forum I Posted In:

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 21st 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Gromit: Autobiography of a Snugglebutt

I got tagged!

January 31st 2008 5:11 pm
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My gorgeous girlfriend Livia tagged me...sorry it took me so long to post this sweetie...mommy was busy!

OK - Here are the rules of the game! Each player starts with seven random facts
about themselves. Cats who are tagged need to post in their Diary the rules &
their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 cats to tag and list their names.

Don’t forget to purr them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your
Diary or send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!

Livia wanted 7 facts she didn't know about me, but I don't know if there is that much she doesn't know! So here goes:

1. I have a mostly white tummy, except that there is a patch of tabby spots over my heart...mommy calls it my "heart spot".

2. I can stand up on my back legs very well...mommy and daddy call it my "meerkat imitation".

3. I can jump REALLY high.

4. My goal when I sleep with mommy and daddy is to take over as much of the bed as possible. And I do a good job.

5. I love it when my daddy scratches my ears, 'cause he rubs the inside!

6. I am bad at covering my litter box offerings. This has earned me the nickname "Stinky McPoop".

7. I purr a lot. Pretty much any time mommy holds me I purr, even if she's doing something I don't like, like trimming my claws.


A Star for Me!

June 19th 2007 9:11 am
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Yay! My bud Stipey gave me a star! I'm so honored! His mom and my mom are both REM fact, Stipey's mom loves them so much she named Stipey after Michael Stipe! Stipey's got a great bunch of REM songs on his catster page...sometimes my mom listens to them on her computer at work.

Hailey pawmailed me yesterday that she is eating more, but I'm still purring really hard for her.

It's getting HOT here! The fun thing is the windows are all open and we can sit in the sills and sniff and see stuff. Hudson is all excited by the chipmunks in the yard, he thinks they are mocking him. I get excited when I hear birds on the roof, and I run to make sure they don't get in.

But it does mean it's not as comfortable to snuggle with the humans. I'm sleeping down at the bottom of the bed instead of next to mommy's feet. But last night I was in need of some lovin' so I just climbed halfway on mommy's lap and plopped down and purrrrred and mommy laughed.

Last night there was a VERY strange sound in the house...mommy says it was a cricket. I looked all over and can't find it. Mommy thinks it's in the basement ceiling.


Like the Visitors Weren't Enough!

June 17th 2007 6:49 pm
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I had to go to the VET! Everyone there is very nice. We were fussed over, and told we were pretty cats, and sweet cats, but it was still the vet and we hated it. We didn't even get to see our wonderful Dr. Bennett, 'cause she was out. We saw Dr. Zimmerman, who is a very nice man. Not that we liked it, but he can't help that, he's really a nice man.

Mommy was a little concerned 'cause I had three seizures (May 1, May 22, and June 1), but we already had the appointment for our boosters and regular checkups so she waited until then to talk to the vet about it. They agreed it was best to wait and see if they get more frequent before upping my dosage. Apparently seizure "clusters" are not uncommon in epileptic animals, and even though I had three during a month, I hadn't had any in almost five months before that.

One strange (but Dr. Bennett says it's not alarming) thing came up in my bloodwork...a high red cell count. The funny thing is, this happened once before, ALSO during a seizure cluster. Does anyone out there know if this could be related? Dr. Bennett says she sees it in dehydrated animals sometimes.

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