Nicknames: Bindi Girl, Bindi Cat, Bindi Dot, My Little Girl, Bad Little Bindi, Princess Bindi
Birthday: December 18th 2006
Coloration: Black and White
Likes: PLAYING and EATING!!! Sleeping, chewing on stuff like paper, cardboard, magazines, books, etc. Wrestling Moo. Occasionally cuddling w/her Mommy.
Pet-Peeves: The spray water bottle. She doesn't really like being held but will put up with it for about a minute. She doesn't like her roommate Polly.
Favorite Toy: Laser toy.
Favorite Nap Spot: The lanai or the top of the kitty condo
Favorite Food: Canned cat food of any kind, she's not picky. Dry is 2nd choice now.
Skills: The ability to entertain AND drive me up a wall!
Arrival Story: After my dog Baby passed on 5/5/07, I decided that Moo needed a kitty friend since I'm at work all day. So the eve of 5/12/07 me and my boyfriend went to Petsmart because I called and they said they had some kittens from a rescue group there. Bindi (then Kami) was the first black & white kitty I saw there. I was leaning towards getting another black and white since Moo is such a great cat, and I thought one that had more black than white would kinda make them yin & yang. I hadn't decided on male or female. Anyways, they let me hold Bindi and she seemed SOOOO teeny and precious, almost pathetic because she was little and rather skinny. They told me she had previously recovered from pneumonia which is why she may be smaller than most and also that she had just been spayed & vaccinated the day before. They told me her personality was a "purr machine" that loved to cuddle on your chest & in bed with you, that she liked other animals and was just all around a sweetheart. I was sold! She was the first and last kitten I even looked at.
Bio: She has the most unusual orangish eyes I have seen on a cat. They almost make her look evil (but in a cute way). Her markings look like a tuxedo cat, but she has black spots underneath too. Her face markings make her look like a little bank robber with a mask on.
Past Bio Info:
As of 6/28/07 (6 mos old) she is about 7 lbs. Since we have brought Bindi home her and Moo seem to have fallen in love. They love canoodling & playing with each other and Moo seems much happier. She is just the greatest little kitty ever and it is a joy to watch her play like a lunatic!
Bindi and Moo are no longer "in love" it seems. Bindi appears to have grown up and she doesn't need Moo in that way anymore. Poor Moo :( She still tries to wrestle him occasionally though.
In shock and disbelief right now, my beautiful Bindi girl has passed. My mom woke me up to tell me Bindi wouldn't eat and was laying on the floor crying. I get up to go look and realize her back legs are paralyzed. She wouldn't stop crying and was panting heavily. We rushed her immediately to the vet down the street who recognized it as a blood clot caused by heart issues (she had a bad murmur from a kitten). We had to have her put to sleep, there was no hope and she was in extreme distress. I can't even process what just happened and to know she was suffering so much in this last hour. Just yesterday she was looking for lizards on the lanai. Have fun in heaven Bindi. I am glad you are no longer suffering. You were my only kitten and I was your mommy....
(Her official diagnosis was an aortic thromboembolism or saddle thrombus)
Well, I think I'm feeling quite better today. I hate all this pill-taking stuff, but it must be working. I'm playing rougher than ever w/Moo (I like to sneak attack him when he's on the catnip wagon), and don't seem to be wheezing much at all anymore. My third eyelid is still showing on my one eye, but overall I think I am making noticeable improvement! :)
Well, since my new mommy got me on 5/12/07, I have had to go to the vet's 3 times already, including today!
The first visit was a general checkup a week after mommy adopted me, and to check the incision site where I was spayed on 5/11. They thought it had a big "bump" but the next visit it had almost gone away. Other than that, everything seemed ok.
The next week I had to go back for a booster vaccine and my mommy wanted me microchipped. That was not fun. Neither was the "fecal sampling" (ouch!!!). My one ear also looked gunky and there was a patch on my head that might be ringworm, so they gave my mommy medicine for that and some liquid vitamins called "val syrup". Also at the 2nd visit the vet said I had a grade 3 heart murmur! My mommy was very upset since she had to put her dog Baby to sleep because of heart disease a week before she adopted me, but the vet didn't seem concerned. Mommy decided she wasn't happy with the information and wanted to get a second opinion.
A few days later the vet called and said it definitely was ringworm :( So I have to get this medicine on my head for a whole month!
Then today mommy took me to a new lady vet who only does cats and came highly recommended. I also needed to see a vet again because I came down with a cold in the past couple days, so I haven't been feeling so good :( Well, mommy said she likes the new vet much better than the other vet, plus she's strictly cats & small pets. Anyways, about the murmur...she thought my murmur sounded closer to a 2 than a 3 grade out of 6. She said in her experience, cats that have them younger do better than ones that develop them later in life. She recommended my mommy monitor it, and maybe at some point in the future get an ultrasound to determine blood flow, etc, to see if I need medication, but she seemed fairly confident that I shouldn't worry myself over it much at this point and it's also possible it may go away on its own, so that makes me a happy kitty and my mommy relieved! Other than that, I do have an upper respiratory infection with a slight fever, so now I have to get antibiotics, eye drops, ear drops for a possible infection in my right ear, vitamin "val" syrup & special food to boost my immune system, and still being treated for the ringworm. But, I am still happy and want to play! The vet seems to think that after I was spayed my immune system was compromised and why I have all these problems. She thought I was a good size & weight for my age and wasn't too small :)
That's about it. I'll let you know when I'm feeling better!