American Shorthair
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Home:Memphis, TN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Merlin the Magician, Merlin the Menace, Mer-win

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue


me, sparkle toy, me, motor mouse, me

not being able to get up to the highest point he can find

Favorite Toy:
sparkle toy,the dogs, other cats, anything that moves or doesn't

Favorite Nap Spot:
in the closet amongst the things he shouldn't be

Favorite Food:

he's working his magic on my heart


Arrival Story:
Merlin was found by a good samaritan who found him sitting on a white stripe in between lanes of traffic while cars swerved around him. He was scooped up and brought to our clinic where he instantly began purring and kneading air when I held him in my arms.

Merlin came along less than a week after I lost my 3 month old kitten, Purrcy, to tragic circumstances. I was definitely not ready for another kitten and the time was not right, but Merlin is working on my heart, slowly healing the hurt. He's moved right in and all is right with his world again! He's so sweet and loving and surprisingly calm for a kitten - although he has his moments! He's good at uplifting spirits.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Merlin in Charge

The Groups I'm In:
Black Cats Crossing our Paths, A Cast of Merlins, I Knead You, MEMPHIS KATZ, Tennessee Kitties

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 8th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Lady, atd, tt,
Grace -
**3/27/00 -
BrockChase *(2002 -
Memphis -
Hoover *(1983
- 2001)*
Chance *(1997
- 2002)*
BJ - *(1992 -
Miss Scarlett
-*(1998 -
Alex **1991 -
Black'n **9/96
- 11/06**
GypsyPurrcy - Gone
Too Soon
Finn - Adopted
Sammie -
GretchenLoganBlaze - MIA

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Growing up Cat

My New Bestest Friend

April 2nd 2006 9:56 am
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Ladyperson's being lazy again. But, I guess she can be. It's been a hard time for us all. But! There's happiness again. My ladyperson got me my own kitten to play with! She says her name is Gretchen and she's a little thing. She is giving me a hard time! It's so much fun. I now have someone to play chase and pull my tail and....and....well, Gretchen is grrreat!

My ladyperson took her away not long after she came. I thought she was not coming back. I pouted for two whole days. When Gretchen came back, she smelled funny and she had those strings in her belly. She didn't feel like playing much for a couple days, but I was so happy I didn't care. I hope Gretchen never goes away again!



November 12th 2005 12:27 pm
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Everybody's acting strange. My ladyperson's been leaking a lot. There is another of us missing. I heard all the noises and everyone went hiding one night; I knew something was wrong, all the fear smells. Alex went away and never came back. Ladyperson had the bad smell on her when she came home; but she didn't bring Alex back with her. Black'n's been sleeping lots and doesn't want to play. Gypsy has become bossy, but she still screams at me when I try to play with her. Ladyperson has to be reminded to feed us; usually Gypsy makes her pay attention.

House is getting normal again. Alex is not coming back; Black'n says he's gone to the Heavyside Layer. I want to go so I know what it is, but Black'n says I can't come back once I go, so maybe I'll stay here longer. Ladyperson is tending to us again, even remembering to give me my yucky medicine. I wish she'd forget that part!


It's Always....MERLIN! STOP!

May 27th 2005 4:42 pm
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It's tough growing up cat here. I'm always getting walked over by those big dogs! They don't act like they see me. Then, when I try to play with Gypsy - for some reason she doesn't like it when I jump on her (SURPRISE!). She screams, real loud. Then my human yells at me: MERLIN! STOP! Alex, he's the old guy, he doesn't mind when I play with him. The only problem is, he won't play back. He just gets up and goes away. Black'n still isn't crazy about me; he swats me back, but it's not nice! One doggie will play with me, but she just wants to carry me around in her mouth. Then I get all wet! O, well, will have to go find someone else to bug now.

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