American Shorthair
Picture of Rainy, a female American Shorthair

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Home:Cyberspace, ON, Canada  
Age: 20 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Little Paws, The Sonic Boing, Holy Terror. Her Native American name is Storm Cloud.

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

Sitting in her daddy's lap, giving nose kisses, having her ears rubbed.

Other kitties, especially her sister Tinker; vacuum cleaner; being held when it's not her idea.

Favorite Toy:
Rainy never underestimates the entertainment value of anything. The whole world is a kitty toy to her.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Dad's (preferably) or Mom's lap; sunshine patch by the back door, by Mom's feet when on the computer.

Favorite Food:
Fancy Feast, cookies, licking the taste from barbecue potato chips, goldfish crackers, and the occasional lick of vanilla ice cream.

Rainy can open doors, leap almost 5 feet vertically from a standstill, tightrope walk along the kitchen bannister, and climb ladders. She once built a crude stairway to get to a high shelf. If she could reach the pedals Rainy could probably drive a car.


Arrival Story:
A litter of orphaned kittens was brought to my veterinarian by some kind children who found them. Only Rainy survived with 8 of her lives intact. She stayed at the hospital as a mascot for almost 7 months, and had some interesting adventures during that time, including skirmishes with a rottweiler and a german shepherd, and a wild bronco ride on the back of a rather surprised pot-bellied pig. The vet felt that she would have a better life in a real home and asked if I had room for a second kitty. I said yes, and life has been much more interesting since that day. Rainy is a sweetheart but the employees in the animal hospital played rough with her, so for a long time she had a wild side that would erupt with no warning. Lately, though, she has mellowed into a very calm kitty and only rarely shows signs of our Holy Terror that used to rage around the house on two wheels with the brakes screaming.

Rainy and her sister Jill have flown in an airplane twice in cross-country moves and the other passengers were startled to hear meowing from under the seats at takeoff and landing! They are international kitties; they are American, but they now reside in Canada. So far, though, they haven't learned to meow in French.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

The Groups I'm In:
Canadian Catsters, Flying Pets, Gray is GREAT!!!!!!, Gray is Grey-t!

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 9th 2004 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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JillTinkerTiger (In
loving memory)

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