Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Isabella, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Milwaukee, WI  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 16 lbs.

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Bella, BellaBoo, Bells, Bell Bell

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Gotcha Date:
October 9th 2002

March 1st 2002


Kibble, Licking lotion, Sleeping between your legs, eating grass in the yard, trying to get into the cars in the garage

Thunderstorms. I chew on Mommy's plants when I feel like I'm being ignored!

Favorite Toy:
Cat Dancer, Mouseys

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the top of the couch

Favorite Food:
Iams Kibble. (it's the weight kind- why me?)

She licks your hair until it stands straight up! Daddy taught me how to "go under the bridge".


Arrival Story:
After we lost our Sami, I went to one of our local pet stores and she was for adpotion through our Humane Society. She was curled up in a cage, when I walked up she opened her eyes and for a moment I thought it was my Sami. I asked the girl if I could hold her and she purred a million purrs in my arms and I said I wanted to take her home. I didn't realize that I had to complete a four page application and then wait for the Humane Society to approve it. It was the longest 24 hours of my life! After a two hour counseling appointment we were finally able to bring our little girl home!

We were told that Bella was a stray living on the streets. When she was found, the poor kit had ear mites, fleas, upper respitory infection and an eye infection. When the Humane Society spayed her, they had to shave her pretty fur on her sides because of the fleas. When my husband first saw her, he said she didn't look to good, which she didn't. We brought her home and we introduced her to Tiger, and then she confidently walked around the house. She was very independent, not scared one bit. She was a real trooper with the eye medicine too. Poor thing, it cleared up in the one eye, went to the other eye, then back to the original eye. Her daddy named her Bella because Bella means "beautiful" and that she is.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
They call me Miss Independent!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Tally and Tigger are getting married TODAY!

I've Been On Catster Since:
March 22nd 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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A Day in the Life of Isabella

Tis the season!

December 4th 2011 4:09 pm
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Hi everykitty,

Hope all is well with you and your furmilies. I've got to say, that getting old is tough. There are days that I'm feeling my age, but I've always been a mellow kitty, so maybe I've even more mellow now. Who knows? *giggles* But don't count this old kitty out, I've got plenty of spunk when I want to use it. Ever since I lost all that weight and had that growth removed, I have been purrty peppy. Especially when momma goes in the cabinet, and I know my special toy is in there and I come running from where ever I am and cry to play, I may not be able to jump as high but I'm gonna get it!!! MOL.

There's not too much stuff going on, same as usual. I do like the snowman rug in the kitchen, so I'm always laying on it, and luckily, nobody steps on me when they need to use the sink.

Today momma put on the Christmas collars and we took our annual picture, this time with momma, daddy did it last year, this year was mommy's turn. Sophie was a brat as usual, but that's nothing new! I've been a real good girl this year, and I know Santa will bring me something special! Oh wait, we got our present early, Tony won the Nascar championship!

Meowy Catmas furriends!!!



Good Mews!!

October 10th 2011 4:59 pm
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Hi Kitties!

Momma is a bad momma and furgot to update my diary after Dr. Troy called and gave mom the results from the pathology. They came back NEGATIVE!!!! Yay!!!

No cancer! Dr. Troy told momma that the growth was a result from the infected tooth that they removed. The infected tooth was one of my upper teeth and the growth was on the lower gumline, but I guess that can happen sometimes. Momma was so happy, she burst into tears and then scooped me up and we spun around the room together.

Thank you to all my furriends that sent their good thoughts and well wishes and I'm sorry that I didn't have mom post the results right away. Like I said, "bad mommy!"

Yesterday was my Gotcha Day! I've been in my furever home for 9 years, so mom and auntie pulled out some old pictures from when I first came home and I sure was a small kit! Not quite as little as Sophie was when she came home, but I was a little one! Purrty cute too! I still snuggle up with daddy as much as possible and get my morning lovins from daddy after mommy gets up and goes in the shower. I guess some things never change!

It's almost Halloween and I bet mom is going to make us wear our devil or witchy hats - I better tell Sophie to watch out!

Happy Fall kitties!!!


PS. Mom help us change our wallpaper!!! LOL


Not feelin so good

September 3rd 2011 7:11 pm
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It's been awhile since I asked momma to help me with my diary - sorry about that.

Fur the most part not much has been going on. Momma did have another surgery back in May and she spent the summer with us, which was nice. Sophie grew up so fast, and she's a chubby kit! She eats and eats and eats! MOL!

So, fur awhile I had an ear infection, first momma thought maybe I had ear mites and bought some meds from the store, and it seemed to be working at first, cuz my ears would clear up and then a couple of weeks later they would come back. So mom knew she'd have to make an appointment with Dr. Troy.

During this time, mom had noticed that I had lost some weight, she didn't worry about it, because mom figured that since Sophie graduated to "adult" food and there was the three of us that I probably lost a couple of pounds that Dr. Troy always said me and Tally needed to lose anyway.

Last week, I was asking fur some ham from mom's sandwich and she saw that I was tilting my head to the side to eat. This totally freaked mom out and she tried to look in my mouth but I wouldn't let her. She immediately called Dr. Troy on Monday and I was able to get in on Tuesday. Tuesday comes, and Auntie comes over to come with and I go into the carrier like a good girl and off we go.

I really like Dr. Troy (mom says he's cute) he's so nice, and he calls me Isabelle *giggles*. Mom tells him about my ears and how I'm eating on one side. He looks in my ears and says that I got something going on in there and then he tries to look in my mouth. Well, no matter how much I like Dr. Troy I wasn't letting him in my mouth without some kind of fuss.

Eventually, he got a quick peek and he saw some kind of "growth" on my gumline. He tells mom that, and she gets a little upset and scared and I see her eyes starting to water and Dr. Troy tells her not to "count her chickens till their hatched". I'm like what chickens? MOL. Dr. Troy tells mom that we need to have the growth removed and that he can fit me in on Thursday. He tells mom that I didn't have ear mites, but a bacterial infection. I have to get my ears cleaned twice a day and then ear drops. As of today, my ears do feel much better.

Oh yea, onto Thursday. Luckily, mom & dad have vacation and they bring out the carrier and in I go. My surgery went well and I ended up having a tooth removed as well as the growth. I got to come home the same day and boy was I out of it! I was so wobbly, and couldn't even get my balance, but I sure was hungry! Mom gave me some soft food and I ate it as best I could, but I was so tired I almost feel asleep on my food plate.

I'm feeling much better today, I've tried to eat some bits of kibble which is going okay, I can't wait until my mouth feels better so I can totally eat normal again!

I sure don't like my meds though! Tonight I really put up a fight and I spit some of my antibotics back at daddy! *giggles*. My pain meds make me kind of tired though.

Please send me good thoughts that the pathology tests will come back negative.

Tired and doped up Bella

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