Nicknames: The Shepinator, Shep-A-Roni, Little Prince, Nosey Britches, Face.
Birthday: July 4th 1996
Coloration: Gray Tabby
Likes: Rolling around in sun beams, eating warm tuna, and cleaning his older sister, JoJo.
Pet-Peeves: His 'going to the spa' carrier, lawn mowers, and staying overnight in the hospital.
Favorite Toy: A patchwork catnip mouse (free), a burlap bag of catnip ($1.25), me (free), a catnip faux-sausage that Mommy spent tons of $$$ on....IGNORES!
Favorite Nap Spot: On his chair with his sister, in the sun.
Favorite Food: Due to his chemo., he tends to get tired of different flavors of food pretty quickly. He is currently eating Fancy Feast...at least this week!
Skills: He is able to open and close every cabinet in the house in less than 5 minutes, at 3:00 AM, which makes me SOOOO very happy.
Arrival Story: My ex found a stray tabby, Studio Cat, that turned out to be pregnant. Studio Cat had kittens. My ex gave all of the kittens away, except for one. Her name was Studio Kitten. Studio Cat and Kitten lived happily together, until one day, Studio Cat just up and left. My ex was left with Studio Kitten. Studio Kitten then became pregnant, had a litter, and took off. All of the kittens were given away, with the exception of one. That one was Shep. Upon meeting my ex, and Shep, it was decided that Shep would be neutered. Prior to the neutering, Shep would run outside during my visits, chase butterflies, and spray my car tires! Once he was neutered, he became an indoor kitty. After my ex and I broke up, he was nice enough to let me have custody of The Shep...and I've been blessed with him ever since!
Bio: Sheppy was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2007. He has had 4 surgeries, spent countless nights at the hospital, been poked, prodded, and is now going on his final round of chemotherapy. He has finally hit the 'clinical remission' mark, and will only be going in for check-ups!!!! After all that he has been through, after every painful surgery, lung-tapping, ultrasound, etc., he does nothing but purr every time a Dr. or tech picks him up. He truly is the sweetest boy.
Update: March 23, 2009. My sweet prince has crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. After battling lymphoma for almost 2 years, his health began to fail. He had a very peaceful, and painless, crossing.
He was, and always will be, the love, and light, of my life. I am a better person for having known him. I love you, my sweet boy. More than words will ever be able to express.
Forums Motto: Is that for me? Is it? No? Are you sure?
Well, my sisfur, JoJo, already wrote about it in her diary. So, I won't make a long post of it. Mommy and Daddy got a, GULP, PUPPY! Imagine that. A puppy! In the McCormick house? Puppy toys on the floor? A leash? Mommy's officially lost it! I sure wish I could be there. I know I would get along with the puppy REALLY well. She likes to play, and chase her tail...just like I used to do! But, she sure is loud! Mommy always ends up with "talkers". Can't help it...we always seem to have a lot to say!
Hope you are all doing well! I miss you BUNCHES and BUNCHES!
Love and head-bonks,
To my kitty friends,
This is an open invitation for all of our Bridge friends to join us in the biggest sun beam we could find. There's plenty of room, so squeeze in for a good snuggle and a nap. JoJo and I fought over who gets to snuggle next to Hazel Lucy, since Buddie has already set up camp on one side of her. We decided to compromise, and use her as a pillow. We're still waiting on Scooter....we think she's chasing a roadrunner, and sweet Little Bit, and Dude are already sacked out.
Much love to you all, and thank you for remembering me on this day. Now, let's all take a nap so we have enough energy for tuna happy-hour.
Sheppy and JoJo