Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 9 lbs.
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Dombidic, Doombidig, Cwacker- smaker, Nickel-knocker, bagel-bandit, toast-tapper, Diggy, Digworth, Digfrod, Digbert, Diggory, Digsby, Dig-dug, Diggles, Diggis Duggis
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May 6th 2007
Black Tiger and White
Sucking on blankets and playing with toys- but someone needs to be watching and making a fuss and petting him while he does it!
Being left alone when he isn't ready to stop putting on his show!
All toys! But especially his dangling fish wand toy, his various balls, and his various small stuffed animals for wrestling with. And his good ol' tail is never forgotten. Who are we kidding, he loves playing with ANYTHING!
Favorite Nap Spot:
Anytime he has access to one of his green fleecey or plush blankets he'll purr and suck on them until he passes out and will nap quite happilly. Otherwise he just lieks ot eb around other cats on a bed or couch.
Clementine oranges, mint ice cream, croutons, crackers, bagels, pancakes, cream cheese, any sort of vegetable chip, cucumbers, watermelon and empty gel cap casings. He's odd.
When he wants to he can purr or hiss or spit or cry for hours at a time without losing his voice! Learning to play fetch with tinsel balls like Stormy and pretty good at going out on his leash.
While volunteering for a Spay and Stay mass spay-neuter clinic "Spay Day" my ride was helping some older ladies in a trailer park trap their feral cats. They caught three of 12 adult cats they had planned and this surprise tiny white kitten hissing and spitting and screaming his head off all day. We all thought he was quite the ferocious little beast, but he was too small to be neutered and we didn't want to set him loose again to breed when he was still young enough (7 weeks) to maybe just maybe be tamed. Something just felt right about it, when I first saw him screaming I had a gut feeling he could be a great pet, so I volunteered to take him home to foster. That day a pregnant female cat named Domino had also been brought in, but she'd already gone into labor and it stalled and her kittens had died, causing her to go into shock. Because of that she had complications after her operation, had to be re-opened, died, came back to life, and after a long struggle with more surgery finally found peace. We all felt so bad that she didn't get her happy ending after fighting so hard for one it felt only natural to me to name him Dominic in her honor so he could have a happy ending on her behalf.
For as feral as he was when we found him Dominic took his charge of healing the pain of Domino's loss to heart and came to love humans within a day of bringing him home. He's mesmerized by the world of cat toys people have made available to him and just delights in showing people how he can play with them all. We tried for 3 months to find him a home outside of ours but none ever turned up and he's really integrated into our household. He wined and dined all the other cats and when he got Lucky's endorsement in her final days we realized that somehow fate had pulled a fast one on us and he already found his forever home!
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December 24th 2008 12:31 pm
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Br-r-r-row! Thanks everybody for selecting me Cat of the Day on such a special day and for saying so many nice things to me! I really like this Christmas stuff, there's a tree for mes to climb in and I haven't even tipped it over this year! Tomorrow I bets we'll get greenies and balls and catnip and it will be wonderful! But for now thanks for visiting mes, and be sure to check nout my photo book for more pictures of me when I was just a little runt weaseling my way into my furever home. And check out my big crazy family. I love them all. Well.. I'm terrified of Toby right now and I've tried one too many times to play with Hillary when she didn't want to so I'm kinda on the outs with her.... but I wouldn't trade 'em!
Remember to have your hyoomans get you spayed or neutered and if you're looking for a new little brother or sister see if there is a group that rescues cute little kittens like me from feral colonies and fosters them 'cause if we don't get adopted quickly our foster parents keep us even though they said, "Do NOT let me keep him!" when they agreed to raise us. Hehehe! I'm gonna go "help" wrap some presents now and then "shares" some holiday feasts...
October 11th 2007 5:34 pm
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Oh no! The pigs flew, the fat lady sang, and my giant foster family has decided to keep me. Somehow it seemed like fate intervened at every step of the way. I wasn't supposed to be trapped when I was so little, but I was. I should have had a lady from my trailer park drive me to Spay Day but Lindsay's ride drove me, and somehow I drew her in and for some reason she felt it was the perfect time for her to foster a kitten. Then I instantly tamed up to her after being such a 'fraidy cat, and went from being totally anti-social with other cats to getting along with every single one of them in just a few days of several hour long visits upstairs. Being so people and cat friendly, and even going out on a leash I went to adoption even after adoption event and so many people were interested but no one ever applied. My Catser page attracted a lot of interested people but even the ones that sent several messages either never applied or weren't approved. My foster family's vet (my vet from now on!) even hand-picked a client who was very interested in me, but at the last minute before we were scheduled to have a one-on-one meeting their landlord said no to a second cat. Why was the world conspiring to keep me in this crazy house past my prime adoptable cute kitten age?
Then Lucky suddenly got sick. It was such a sad and unexpected thing to go through but all the while I was bringing everyone little moments of joy with my goofy antics and super snugglin' techniques. Then while Lucky lay sick under the bench in the foyer with a towel over her because she laid down right under an air conditioning vent and wouldn't move she did something very unlike her normal "not a cat furson" self. I came half-sat on her hugging her and she started purring! Even gently kneading her paws and blinking her eyes. Even she took some comfort in the love I slather everyone around me with. The next day I gave her hugs and a little tongue bath and she purred again. She hadn't cuddled with another cat in any way shape or form since Jürgen went missing so it was a big deal. By then she had stopped eating and was refusing force feedings. When the people decided they had to let her have a quick peaceful end rather than starve to death after days of failing force feeding attempts something told their hearts they should keep me to help heal from the loss and that they had Lucky's blessing if not recommendation to do so.
I'll always have a special connection to Lucky and I think she'll watch over me. Now I'm working on warming her equally anti-social half-sister Cricket to my affections, which would be really neat because my colors and my facial features make me look like I could be her son. Lucky will get a kick out of it if I succeed!
I truly am happy here. All along I've been hoping I'd get a forever home as fun as the one I'm in now; how "Lucky" for me that I'll get to stay put! Thank you to everyone who tried to help me along the way to find me a home. I guess they had to work so hard finding someone they could give me to to figure out that they just had to keep me! Now as the honorary 3rd Puerto Rican cat and the 4th Twirpkateer I'll keep on pestering and getting into trouble and eating weird "foods" with the people and kitties I know and love.
September 6th 2007 6:43 pm
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Hey everyone! I had to have another bath last night, and I knew what that meant- I had an adventure today! My foster mom got me up real early and packed me up and we met with some of my human friends from Spay and Stay and my goofy three-legged kitty friend Monty (Click the link, he's really cute!) and we headed out to Allstate in Vernon Hills. It was really nice weather just a bit muggy in the morning a trickle of rain, me and Monty really enjoyed that fresh air. There was a book fare and adoptable pets, me and Monty and then a bunch of doggies from Orphans of the Storm, more doggies than I've seen in my whole life! My favorite was a calm 4-year old wirehair Jack Russel terrier mix named Petey who was really calm and didn't bark at us even when they lifted him up to see us through our crates. I could learn to live with a cool dog like that.
I met lots of nice people, too! Allstate had two employees coordinating the event who were really nice to us and our people, and the humans from Orphans of the Storm kept coming over and hanging out with us. I'm told they have a room at their shelter with hundreds of cats floor to ceiling that my foster mom thinks is a magical sight to behold if you're ever in Deerfield, so they probably felt at home seeing us there. Lots of Allstate employees, even the VP came to see us and a lot of people wanted to hold me or pet me and learned about trap-neuter-return for feral cats. One really nice lady sat down with me and held my hand and scratched my cheek for at least 10 minutes. I was just in heaven! No one filled out an application for us but she took home a flyer with info and pictures of me and said she'd try to help me find a home. She said she already had 3 cats which I'd love so maybe if she takes my pictures home and talks it over something special could happen.
Monty's foster mom is also interested in taking me if she can get her beloved Monty adopted out since he can't live with her 3 cats and I could probably find a way to live in harmony with any cat being raised in this huge family! Our foster families are friends, too, so I'd still get to see my old humans from time to time and that'd just be neat. Oh, and they have a little girl kitty who has swung from a chandelier! Now that's a role model my current mentors would approve of! If you're looking for an only cat be sure to check that Monty out- we look like we could be brothers and he's got pretty much the same temperament as me when it comes to people he just doesn't want other cats like I do. They must have given him a rough time when he was a limping little boy out on the streets so I can't blame him for acting so tough. (It's pretty funny when he hisses at me, I open my mouth half way and make little mock hisses back and it's like we're having a conversation.)
That's it for now, we're really tired from a long and exciting day. I'm looking into being shown at the Holistic Animal Fair at the Lake County Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 15th so maybe I'll see you there! Mew!
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