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Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Her name is an acronym for "Kitty Who Doesn't Love Us" and is pronounced "Kwid-loo"; we also call her Lil' Momma, Pretty Momma, Kwdlu Baby, Kwdlu-Momma

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-cat rescue

April 10th 2002

Our dog, Tater, and playing with her kittens. Receiving affection (and she has learned how to give it, too). And jumping up in laps to get scratches and kisses.

She is still kind of timid, so she doesn't like loud noises or strangers.

Favorite Toy:
Kwdlu loves to play jingle-bell ball soccer with her boys.

Favorite Nap Spot:
She loves to nap on the back of the couch or on the big purple chair.

Favorite Food:
Kwdlu eats Nutro Natural Indoor Cat Formula kibble, and she enjoys Bil-Jac kitty treats.

She survived in the wild for her first year and a half, gave birth to four beautiful kittens, learned to trust humans, and befriended shy Tater. Kwdlu can put her entire face in one of Tater's ears, but we aren't sure why she does that.


Arrival Story:
She was a stray in our yard and I tried for about a year to get her to come to me. I thought she was so pretty and that she was a kitten (now we know that Kwdlu is just very petite). I was smitten with her -- she was so small and short and dainty, and she has the tiniest little feet and ears and the sweetest face and short little legs. I fed her and she still was so scared of me. I would always call out, "Come get your dinner, Kitty-Who-Doesn't-Love-Us!" and that is where her name came from. All the no-kill shelters in the area had waiting lists and I just didn't know what to do, but I lived in fear that animal control would pick her up and put her to sleep. I had just about given up on her when I noticed that she was pregnant ... but she still wasn't any closer to letting me touch her. About that time, we adopted a dog, Tater, who had been abused and neglected. We would always see Kwdlu when we walked Tater (Kwdlu never left our yard and usually slept in our detached garage, where we had made her a bed and a little insulated house) and Kwdlu would trot right up and rub all over scared, shy Tater. It was pretty easy to touch Kwdlu after that, but she was still skittish because she was pregnant. Then on 4/10/2004, she gave birth to four kittens, which she led me to and allowed me to touch, just hours after their birth. We took them all to the vet (who estimated her age to be about 1-1/2 years) and had blood work done -- she was clean, so we took her home! We let her and the babies live separately (upstairs) for most of the first several weeks, and that helped everyone adjust but everything has been pretty smooth. She and Tater still love each other and cuddle together a lot. Kwdlu makes more progress every day and seems to really be happy living inside and being pampered. (She is even starting to like people kisses.) She can still be timid but she has really adjusted well -- she took right to the litterbox and scratching post. And she is such a good little momma! She takes good care of her kittens and still grooms them and plays with them. Kwdlu has the most wonderful, distinctive meow -- sort of a loud, trilling, call and I love it.

We don't know much about Kwdlu, other than the fact that we found her in our yard about the time we moved in. She never left. I would lie awake worrying about her when she was pregnant and I had looked for another home for her, but she and Tater love each other so much, I just couldn't give her away. We were going to change her silly name, but it stuck. She really is a sweet little kitty, and I am glad we kept her. Two of her babies (the girls, Biscuit and Moonpie) went to live with a coworker of my husband's, where they are well-loved and pampered (though I miss them so much). We ended up keeping Kwdlu and both of her boys (Muffin and Winky). I never thought I'd have four cats and a dog, all living inside the house (Tater is the only one allowed to go outside) but I love them all so much. If it weren't for the low-cost spay and neuter van that operates in the area, I would never have been able to keep them all. Remember -- ALWAYS spay or neuter your pets; Declawing is MUTILATION; DON'T breed or buy while homeless animals die!

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An Important Anniversary

April 11th 2005 2:25 pm
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Yesterday was Muffin and Winky's birthday! They are a whole year old now; it hardly seems like it has been a year since they were born. My boys are so big.

Momma said that since they don't know my real birthday (the vet just estimated), they are just going to say that April 10 is my birthday, too, and that I am 3 years old. I like sharing a birthday with my babies.

Yesterday was also the anniversary of me coming to live inside. For most of the first two months, I spent my time mothering my babies, but when that was over, I went to have my operation. After that, I was much more relaxed and I learned to play with toys and enjoy the life of leisure I have now. I haven't been outside for a whole year now, and I sure don't miss it! It was always too hot, or too cold, or too wet (it's storming out there now, and that always scared me when I lived out there -- now I feel safe inside the house). And the ticks! I was always getting ticks. Inside-only life is so much better, and it is safer, too -- I would worry about my boys if they ever went outside, and I know Momma would worry about me if I went out there. She doesn't need to think about that, though, because I have no intention of ever going outside again!

My life changed a lot a year ago. Before I gave birth, I never would have imagined that I could live inside with a family and have a lazy life. I even learned to love affection! I hope this year is as full of fun and love and good food as last year was.


I'm Fatter -- and Happier, too.

February 16th 2005 6:37 am
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Sometimes, when I'm through playing with one of my many ping-pong balls, I roll around on the floor. I love to just roll onto my back and look around and wiggle, all the while thinking, "I can't believe this is mine! All MINE!" Whenever Momma sees me doing this, she just laughs and scratches under my chin, and rubs my belly.

I'm chubbier now, compared to after I had the kitties (and before I got knocked up). My belly is rounder, but it doesn't hang down, and my hips are wider. I have a round little bottom, too! I stay in shape, though, and I love to play soccer with my boys. Momma and Daddy say they love my new filled-out figure, and that I am much healthier now (but not too fat). They say that now, with my short little legs, I look like a little sausage. I don't know what that means for sure, but I'm going to assume that it is a compliment.


I'm a Happy Kitty -- I have toys!

January 21st 2005 6:50 pm
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Things are going great for me here in my forever home! It has been about nine months since I moved in, and I really like it here. I have lots of nice nap spots, and I have good food to eat -- but best of all, I have toys now! Before I came to live here, I had never had toys, and when Momma tried to get me to play at first, I didn't know what to do. I had to learn how to play at the same time that my babies were learning. But in the past few months, I have really learned to appreciate toys. I especially like ping-pong balls and jingle-bell balls. I like to kick them around and play soccer with my boys. Sometimes I grab a jingle-bell ball in my mouth and trot around with it, jingling as I bounce along. Whenever Momma sees me playing, she laughs and laughs and cuddles with me. I think she likes it when I play.

My boys get bigger every day, but they are still my little boys and I like to play with them and groom them. I'm glad we have a nice home and Momma and Daddy to take care of us, and I'm glad that my boys will never know what it is to be homeless and hungry. I've been cuddlier with Momma and Daddy lately, too, and I'm not as skittish as I used to be. I love living inside and playing and relaxing all day.

PS -- Sometimes, I've been sleeping in the people bed at night, with the rest of the family. I like it!

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