American Shorthair
Picture of Sparky, a female American Shorthair

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Home:Beaufort, NC  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue


Arrival Story:
On Halloween night, 2003, we kept hearing a kitty crying outside. We looked and listened, but never could track down the source of the sound. Every time we seemed to get close, it stopped crying. Very frustrating, but eventually we didn't hear it and figured it had left. In the wee hours of the morning, though, K was awakened by the baby crying once again. He dressed and went out and sat for a long time on the front step, then moved quietly across the street, and sat on the curb. Being VERY patient and VERY quiet, he was able to determine that the kitty was in the engine compartment of the neighbors pickup! He laid down on his back and slid under the pickup and patiently waited, trying to locate and coax the kitty down into reach in the still dark morning. Imagine the surprise of the neighbor when he came out to warm up his pickup before leaving for work, to see a pair of LEGS sticking out from under it! Fortunately he didn't grab a shotgun, and equally fortunately the kitty meowed as K explained what he was doing there. The neighbor popped the hood of the truck and that startled the little kitten down into K's reach. I was awakened by his banging on the door to be let in, as his hands were full of a hissing ball of fur, teeth and claws. Amazingly, she calmed down the minute he sat down and put her on his chest and before long was purring! She was named Sparky in recognition of her having been in the engine compartment, as we were unwilling to call her Ford (being Chevy and Toyota folks).

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 7th 2004 More than 12 years!

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