Samedi (1990-1991)


American Shorthair
Picture of Samedi (1990-1991), a male American Shorthair

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Home:Salt Lake City, UT  
Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
Sam ("Samedi" is French for "Saturday")

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Likes:
Playing with his best (feline) friend Xanax.

Favorite Toy:
wet spaghetti

Favorite Nap Spot:
Cuddled up next to me.

Skills:
He jumped the height of a very tall fence when he was only 4 or 5 months old.

Arrival Story:
As I was walking into the grocery store on a Saturday (hence, the name) in November 1990, two kids were standing at the entrance giving away tiny baby kittens whose mother had been hit by a car. I didn't even like cats but the little gray fluffball was the saddest and cutest thing I'd ever seen, so I took him home. He was so young he still needed to be bottle-fed and he slept a lot! (I'd roll him up in the front of my shirt and then tuck in the sides and walk around with him against my stomach. He also liked to curl up in the bottom of a knit ski cap so I'd carry him around in that. I even took him to a movie once in the pocket of my coat.) Sam also needed to be litterbox-trained since he no longer had a mom cat to teach him. I took his little paws and ran them through the litter and he figured it out right away. He only had two accidents before he was fully litter-trained. (Although climbing out of his kitty bed, crawling onto my back while I slept and peeing on me was probably not so much an "accident" as an attention getter -- and that it did.) He was a good-natured little guy and naively outgoing with other cats, which resulted in bites on two different occasions (I was so uneducated about cats that I didn't know there was such a concept as an indoor-only cat). I think the fact that I got him so young made Sam a little more "human" than other cats and I think he saw me as his actual mother. He immediately came to me at the sound of my voice and he slept with me every night. I loved his noises too, like he really had something to say.

Bio:
In August of the following year Sam became sick and could hardly walk. On the last night I spent with him I woke up at about 2 am and found him sitting all alone by my bedroom door. He never slept anywhere but with me, so I knew something was terribly wrong. (I realized he had pee-ed on the bed, probably because he was too sick and weak to get to his litterbox.) I took him to the vet the following morning and was told he had an obstruction in his liver and needed to be operated on. The vet performed the surgery but said Sam passed away as he was closing the incision. I was torn apart knowing that Sam died on a cold table, without me there. My aunt picked him up from the vet for me so I could see him when I got home from work . . . and I sobbed as I buried him in my backyard. I miss little Sam and I still cry thinking about what he went through during his last few days, even though it's been 13 years. He only lived to be 9 months old but he had a huge impact on me. I wasn't able to even think about getting another cat until last year because I feared no other cat would be as good as Sam. I truly believe that he was some sort of angel creature sent to give me joy, comfort, and teach me unconditional love. If there is a "cat heaven," I look forward to seeing Sam again.

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 11th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Catster Id:
59784


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