Izadore (Izzie)

Maine Coon/Domestic Medium Hair
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Home:Streetsboro, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 17 lbs.

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Iz, Izzie, Izzard, Izzie-Boo, Lizard, Mommy's Baby Boy

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

May 5th 2007

Gray Tabby

It's a toss up between chasing bed mice, especially those in bed with Daddy, sleeping on mommy's lap, falling asleep in front of mom's computer monitor so she can't see it to type, he also loved playing with his late, great big bro, Ernie and eating.

Not being allowed outside, sudden movement, being grabbed, being approached by strangers. dogs who bark too loud, being held by people he doesn't know.

Favorite Toy:
He likes to play "marble soccer" on hard floors. He drops the marble and then chases it around.His first love is his brother Ernie. He loves to wrestle and chase Ernie. Ernie taught him a lot, like it's safer to scratch on the post than the furniture!

Favorite Nap Spot:
In October of 2007, Izzie's favorite nap spot became on my lap or nearby.

Favorite Food:
Izzie is NOT fussy like his brother Ernie was and his sister, Delilah is. He will eat most anything I give him, although he only gets the BEST!!

It was pinning his 9 pound big bro Ernie onto the floor and chewing on Ernie's ears. (Ernie didn't mind as long as Izzie didn't bite too hard!


Arrival Story:
Izzie was born under my neighbor's (unenclosed) deck. I saw his Mom first and trapped her. Shortly thereafter, Izzie was at our patio door "talking" to my other cat, Ernie. I chased him around the yards trying to catch him, but he was understandably terrified. I once again borrowed a live trap from our Animal Control Officer, and within five minutes, trapped him. My husband proclaimed loudly that I was NOT to add any more animals to our menagerie. However, within thirty seconds of seeing Izzie, I knew I would try to rehab him. I took Izzie to the vet's immediately to make sure it was safe to have him in my home with my other cats. Thank God he is negative for all those nasty viruses. Mom took good care of him. He had fleas but was not flea-ridden. He also didn't have ear mites. I felt terrible that I trapped Mom and had her taken away and also trapped a sibling of Izzie's. But I am going to give Izzie a wonderful life--and he probably wouldn't have made it otherwise!

Izzie, his mom and his sibling(s) are a product of uneducated people who think animals are expendable and disposable. Izzie and his sibs didn't ask to be born and although I am not the moron who got a cat and then decided I didn't want it (her) and threw her out to breed, I feel responsible for this little life. I am trying very hard to socialize Izzie in my home with three dogs (sometimes four when we "babysit" for my son's lab, and two other cats. It's expensive and time-consuming and I didn't ask for another cat, but Izzie fills my heart with his little Maine Coon trills and beautiful face. Once he trusts us, I know he will be a great cat!

Lives Remaining:
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Mom and I are still trying to hang in there...

September 23rd 2013 6:45 am
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Hi, Iz Fans

Once again, Mom and I apologize for not updating my diary in so long. Mom has been very busy getting our grandma settled in the nursing home, and now, our Daddy is also in one for rehabilitation. Dad thought he had a kidney infection a few weeks ago, but it turned out to be much more serious. He actually had an infection in one of the valves in his heart and it made him very, very sick. He had to go to the emergency room and Mom was afraid he wouldn't come out. He also had something called "atrial fibrillation" and his heart was beating much too fast. So, he had to go to the hospital and stayed there for a week. Now he is at a nursing home/rehab center for a few weeks while the people figure out how to get him back on his feet since he is STILL having problems moving around. Mom is very scared for him and I have been trying to be very nice to her. I sleep with her at night and don't bite her toes, just cuddle. I don't tease my doggie sisfurs and I haven't torn up any papers in a while to make a mess even though that's hard not to do since Mom has SO many papers around everywhere.

I know Mom is trying very hard to take care of us and keep moving through the days. We will all be glad when Daddy is home again.

Please say a prayer for us, Catster friends. Right now we need His help more than ever!

Your pal Izzie


Rough times, Catster Friends...

July 18th 2013 6:29 am
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Hello, Iz fans,

Mom says she's very sorry to not have kept up with my diary, but she does have a good reason. Things have been pretty awful here this summer. One of our friends that we met on Catster and who lives in New Orleans, said that someone is "burning a black candle" on Mom and she absolutely believes it.

Our grandma crashed and burned back in June. Mom went to pick her up to go shopping and grandma wasn't waiting for her in the apartment's lobby. Mom went up to her apartment and found our grandma sitting and sleeping in a chair. When Grandma woke up, she was disoriented and not making sense. Mom had to call the Fire/Medics and they took her to the hospital where she stayed for almost 2 weeks. She had all kinds of tests and they told Mom that Grandma has "vascular dementia" and also had a bad bladder infection. Grandma got really mad at everyone in the hospital and tried to fight with the nurses. Mom was very upset because our grandma is not the sort of person to do this. So Mom knew something was very wrong. Mom had to make the decision to send our grandma to a nursing home. Grandma is 91 and everyone says she is in "really good shape" for someone her age, but over the past few months, she can no longer live alone and this week didn't recognize Mom.

Our Dad is also not doing well. He says he "can't feel his legs" and has started using a walker. He has to have tests but Mom and Dad's medical plan won't pay for the tests until Dad has physical therapy. Mom's also had to call 911 twice when Dad's legs went out and he couldn't get back up. Mom says she's getting to know the Fire/Medics really well and owes them a big pan of lasagna! Dad is scheduled for physical therapy next week and Mom and Dad are hoping it helps, even a little.

So I have been very quiet, Iz fans. I ran out the door the first time the ambulance came to help Dad. It was nighttime and it wasn't as much fun as I thought. While the guys were here, I came to bang on the screen door and Mom let me back in. I hid under the bed for the rest of the day but Mom wasn't mad at me. The guys thought it was funny that I was banging on the door and that probably helped make Mom not be mad at me!

We would like to ask that you send a few good thoughts our way, Iz fans, and maybe that will help to blow out that black candle. We will try to write more diary entries as often as we can.

Love you all!




May 6th 2013 7:08 am
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Happy Monday morning, friends of Iz, who is now one year older but still acting like a kitten....or so Mom says.

I had a very quiet birthday. Mom took the human kitten grandbabies to a baseball game, so it was just me, Dad and the girls. I spent most of the day like I usually do when the weather gets nice. I sit by the patio screen and wait for my friend Toby Cat to come around or look at the birds on the deck railing and dream....Mom did leave the deck door open last night a little longer because I was being so good about just watching and not trying to push out the screen like I did that time.

I've been very affectionate with my doggie sisfur, Cady. And, actually with Mom too. Mom says she thinks I'm mellowing out in my "old age". I've always been Cady's #1 fan. Mom says it's because we are both trouble-makers.

I wanted to say thanks to my friends like Kally Kat and Momma Liz who sent me SUCH nice birthday greetings. Kally is a wonderful furrend and I know if we knew each other in purrson, we'd be great pals! She's a beauty!

Going to go stretch out in front of the patio door again, friends. We wait a long time for this weather in Cleveland, Ohio, and we have to enjoy it while it's here!

Love from Izzie!

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