Norwegian Forest Cat
Picture of Gus, a male Norwegian Forest Cat

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Home:Alpharetta, GA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 17 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Gus

Gussie, Gus-Gus, Gustopher, Gussyfurs, Gust-o-furs, Gussypurrs, Flufs-o-fur, Couscous & Goosie

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

March 25th 2002

Gray and White

Oscar, stealing Oscar's prescription food, playing, petting, being fluffy, chattering, sticking his cold wet nose inside my nose, smothering me with his fur

Beckham (dog brother)! Empty food bowl and nail trimmings are also on his list

Favorite Toy:
Oscar, feather on a stick, furry mice, anything he can pick up with his very dexterous paws

Favorite Nap Spot:
In Oscar's bed - while Oscar looks on with discontent

Favorite Food:
Cheese, Zuke's treats, Merrick "Grammy's Pot Pie" cat food

Chattering like a squirrel, stealing human food at a high rate of speed


Arrival Story:
My co-worker noticed a baby kitten walk past the window. I only saw a back foot and kept telling her it was a rabbit. I finally went outside to see a very scared, dirty 6 week old kitten freeze in fear in the bushes. I dove into the bushes to pull him out and took him inside with me. He had been on his own for quite a while. His paws were blistered, he was full of fleas and mites, etc. I took him to the vet after work and got everything taken care of. It took some sweet talking to convince my husband that I needed to keep him (if you see my other animals, you'll see a pattern! LOL!) I felt so bad for Gus, we didn't even know he had any white on him until after the 12th bath that day! He spent the first 2 weeks at our house living in quarantine in the shower to make sure he didn't have anything communicable to our other cats. He was so scared at first, but when I would take him out and pet him on the bed he was such a snuggle baby. He has the cutest way of chattering, he never just meows. We tease him that he was raised by squirrels.

The CFA description of the Norweigian Forest Cat says that it "is a pleasure to pet their silken fur" - Gus loves it when you tell him that!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 6th 2004 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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It's a pleasure to pet my silken fur

Rabbit - Delish!

February 26th 2005 8:34 pm
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My mom bought me a super special treat, canned food made of rabbit! Meow! My mom was a bit grossed out by it, but the store owner assured her that I would love it. She wasn't kidding, I didn't let any other cat (or dog) even look at me while I was eating that stuff. Yum, yum, yum...


Snugglefest 2005

January 9th 2005 7:42 am
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My dad & I had Snugglefest 2005 yesterday. He claims I almost crushed his ribcage...what's the problem, I'm only 20 lbs?!?! My mom said that I look like I'm still growing bigger every day.

The fur between my toes is getting very long now that it's winter. I need it to protect my paws from the snow (well, if we had snow in So Cal) - besides I think it's sexy. My winter coat is now extra thick and luxurious. I should be a print model for cat shampoo or something. I'll have my mom take a new pic of me so you all can see my glorious coat :)

Gussie Furs


Meowy Christmas & Happy New Year!

January 1st 2005 10:04 am
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Hi everyone. I hope you all had a good Christmas. Oscar & I had a great one! Sandy Paws brought us lots of toys - yarn balls, a fleece octopus, catnip, furry mice, and furry catnip dots. We played upstairs in the Oscararium all day long.

We have a little girl living in the Oscararium now, which suits us just fine! She loves to pet me and snuggle with me. Can't beat that!

I'll write more soon, I have to go meow!

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