Frankie RIP 1996 - 2007

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Picture of Frankie RIP 1996 - 2007, a male Breed Unknown

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"Sleeping in my backyard"

Home:Oaktown / San Francisco, a  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

Frank and The Kitty

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"Frank and The Kitty"

so tired

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"so tired"

Birth! (just kidding)

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"Birth! (just kidding)"

ready for my close up

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"ready for my close up"

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at the hospital in feb 07.  i tried to take out my IV.

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"at the hospital in feb 07. i tried to take out my IV."

time to stretch

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"time to stretch"

sometimes i bury my face when napping

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"sometimes i bury my face when napping"

all 3 Kitties = The Trifecta

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"all 3 Kitties = The Trifecta"

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Franklin, Conklin, Frankenfurter, Sugar Water, Frank, Franklin Delanore Romanowski

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal



getting woke up

Favorite Toy:
faux mice

Favorite Nap Spot:
any spot the other 2 kitties have scoped out and found comfortable

Favorite Food:
soft food

i can fetch things


Arrival Story:
hippie couple had 9 black kittens, 1 white kitten and a baby on the way. apparently people really are superstitious becuase they couldn't find homes for the black cats. frank was super damn friendly and the kitty desperately needed a friend. he moved in.

1st kitty to infiltrate dogster--bad bad kitty

The Groups I'm In:
Black Cats Crossing our Paths, Dyson Dogster/Catster


I've Been On Catster Since:
August 6th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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for 3678 days

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It's hard to be me


April 10th 2007 2:00 pm
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I'm not feeling better.
I'm hurty now more than ever.
My kidneys don't want to work anymore.
I wish i could eat but i can't.
I am trying my best.

I so much appreciate all the good purrs and positive energy i'm receiving right now.
I want to keep trying.
I don't want to give up.

My human friends are going to take me away from the vet tonight, which i'm happy about.

I need to see them again. I know how much they love me.
i love them so much.

i wish i could get new kidneys, though.

i don't want to be hurty anymore.


Hurty Frankie

April 10th 2007 8:40 am
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Right now, I'm not doing so good.
In fact, my human friends had to take me back to the Mission Pet Hospital in San Francisco on Monday because i need some help from the nice doctors there.
See, i was born with a condition called Polycystic Kidney Disease, which basically means i have cysts on my kidneys. Humans can get this disease too.
I didn't know i had this disease until a few months ago, when my human friends began noticing i was losing weight and not eating as much as i used to.
The doctors finally figured it out after running some ultrasounds on my belly.

For the last 2 months, my human friends have been giving me subcutaneous fluids (with a needle - ouch!), as well as antibiotics for the first month and something for my belly to help it digest.

I had been doing relatively OK there for awhile but suddenly in the last week, i lost my appetite again, had problems using the litter box and became extremely lethargic. I have lost more weight too.
I so want to get better. But i have to admit i'm having a hard time right now.
I miss being able to go outside and getting into mischief like when i climb the fence and investigate the neighbor's yard, much to the chagrin of my human friends.
I miss my friend, The Kitty, who definitely gets on my nerves from time to time, but overall i do love her very much. She is really good about licking my face and belly and keeping me clean.
We like to lay together sometimes, especially when we're cold.
The Kitty has a big belly i like to nestle my nose into.

I sure hope i get better again.
I'm really trying.
I know how much my human friends love and care for me.
And i appreciate them so much.

Being sick isn't so fun, either.
Last time, i didn't like that stupid IV they put in my leg and tried to take that out.
But i also know that they're just trying to make me better, so i am doing my best to accommodate.

I'd really appreciate it if you send me positive thoughts and energy right now. I need all the help and strength i can right now.

My human friends are really worried about me right now.
My kidneys aren't doing so hot.

I'm really trying.

I want to go back home and sit it in the morning sunlight in my human's front window.
And watch the birdies fly around or various other humans that walk by on the sidewalk.
I want to curl up in a ball with my friend The Kitty and watch some TV with my human friends.

I'm really trying.

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