"Hi, I'm Violet."
Sex: Female Weight: 11 lbs.
"My pretty birthday picture from Big Harry's family! Thank you!"
"Happy to meet you."
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"Will you be my friend?"
"Me, snuggling between Kate & Sophie"
"You can see the "wild" in my eyes!"
"I'll sit here if you don't come any closer!"
"Violet and Family"
"Sitting pretty" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Leave a treat for Violet✟ (2006-2016)
Catster stats for Violet✟ (2006-2016)
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Special Gift Box:
Vi, Pretty Girl
March 14th 2006
the other cats, mealtime
almost everything, especially being touched
she'll play with anything!
Favorite Nap Spot:
under a shady bench on the patio
any canned food
she's part of the kitchen destructo team (see Emme's Bio for details)
indoors and outdoors
Violet was trapped as part of a catch and release feral cat program. The moms are spayed and returned to their colonies, and the kittens are caught and hopefully tamed and adopted. We were just fostering her, but when she didn't make any progress with socializing, we decided to keep her, rather than set her free. In hindsight, this was not too bright on our part, because she is impossible to handle, and I'm sure eventually we will need to medicate her for something. Good Luck!
Though Violet won't let us near her most of the time, (that's why we don't have any decent pictures), at night sometimes she will come to bed and meow softly to us, and nudge our hand to pet her. When she was little, she would say "EEE oooh, EEE oooh", like a kitty cuckcoo clock! It would crack us up! You can tell she wants to trust, but her feral genes keep overpowering her desire. So there's hope!...We hope!
Violet is a beauty, and she gets along fine with all the other cats. After all, she came from a colony, and landed in another (indoor) colony! Her sister, Ivy, was brought up with her, but they were from different mothers, though they may have a common dad. We tried hard to keep Vi inside, but she insisted on escaping out any chance she got. So she was allowed in and out through the doggie door and spent most of her time outdoors. She was always there for breakfast and never missed her canned food! The feral part of her still rules her personality, but she has grown into a sweet old girl.
UPDATE: In the summer of 2016, Violet suffered a stroke. At first the only signs were marked differences in her personality, causing her to seek us out and she became more tame, allowing us to pet her on a regular basis. Soon it became clear she was becoming disorientated. Her body is giving out, even though we encourage food, she is not interested anymore and we know the end is coming. Please pray for a gentle crossing for our dear Violet.
UPDATE: Violet spent her last hours laying comfortably in the kitchen hallway, head on her paws with the fan blowing cool air on her. I loved on her every time I passed and she responded with a purr. It was heartbreaking to say goodbye, but she passed a little while ago, June 16, 2016. We love you sweetie.
Learning to be Loved
|Birthday : March 14, 2006|
Bridgedate : June 16, 2016
I've Been On Catster Since:
|I Love Butterflies !|
|February 25th 2007
||More than 10 years!
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for 4273 days
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