SHARIF 1996-2012

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Home:Reidsville, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Today is my Gotcha Day! Meow!

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Old Bastard, Sharif-er, Buddy Boy, Bubby

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:

Gotcha Date:
April 9th 1996

January 23rd 1996

Seal Point

These days, napping a LOT. And CATNIP ... LOTS of catnip. I love drugs.

Those other )(*$@%)(*! cats I have to live with! I WAS an "only" but NOOOOOO ....

Favorite Toy:
CATNIP (again) & once in awhile, I DO lower myself to swat at something (usually when MomKatt's playing with that black cat, Morticia ...)

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere I can insert myself where MomKatt is.

Favorite Food:
Blue Buffalo's Spa Select dry food ... and catnip. (Did I mention I like catnip?)

Well ... I'm annoying. And grumpy. The older I get, the grumpier I am - but age has its privileges, doesn't it?


Arrival Story:
Sharif is our oldest boy, an Applehead Siamese, purebred, and he was very brave, since he flew all the way to NC from CA to come live with us when he was a tiny kitten! In the last few years, he's discovered he has a voice and uses it judiciously - he doesn't talk a lot like a great many Siamese. We tell people that he speaks "when he has something to say". (There is something to be said for feline, as well as human, brevity.) He doesn't care to be held, or cuddled, but does love to crawl up onto the sofa or bed with us and will sleep plastered to the side of my right thigh when I sit up reading in bed. Either that, or he impatiently waits 'til I've finished eating dinner, then he'll hop up into my lap on our sofa while we watch television. (Oh, and one interesting note: his father, Samauri, was supposed to be the Siamese used in the remake of "That Darn Cat" that came out a few years ago. But, as most of you know, for some INSANE and STUPID reason, the movie used a calico cat?! Go figure! Samauri and Sharif look more like twin brothers than father/son so, if you look at one pictures, you're really seeing both cats!

Sharif is the "CAT"-alyst for my being a volunteer with Siamese Rescue ( If I'd known about SR before I purchased Sharif, I would have adopted from them. However, all paths are good ones, and he caused me to become aware of that organization (through the main SR center in Locust Dale, VA). I've been a driver for our "Meezer Express" program, and I've helped 2-3 Siamese who were dumped at the Caswell County, NC, Shelter (including our other Siamese girl, Sasha, whose profile will be posted here soon) find first a good foster, then a wonder FUR-ever home. I'm pretty proud of that - and thankful to Sharif that he came into our lives (two months after my husband & I were married, actually). He's a wonderful cat - even if he IS turning into a "grumpy old man"! :) NOTE: Sharif is one of the Daily Diary Picks for Feb. 16, 2008!!!

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I've Been On Catster Since:
August 10th 2007 More than 9 years!

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One Year Ago Today ...

September 10th 2013 6:35 am
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... darling boy, you let me know it was time to let you go. It was quick, you did not suffer long and you had a long 16-year life in which you weren't sick for one single day with so much as a sniffle or a cough. You were SO much fun, especially during the "Mr Bee/Beeman" years (what fun one can have with one's cat and a cheap stuffed bee from the NC State Fair). You were our first kitty, our first Meezer, our first boy, and no one will ever replace you in our hearts.

We miss you but I'm glad you made the trip the way that you did.

You'll always been Mom&DadKatt's "MeezerMan".

We love you & miss you, Sharif.

MomKatt Laura & DadKatt Gary


Today is my Gotcha! Day

April 9th 2013 6:05 am
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I share it with Selina - MomKatt forgot that BOTH our Gotcha! Days are on the same day.

Today would have been my 17th GD had I lived. MomKatt remembers the night I came to live with them. She was having a dinner party that night but figured she'd have enough time to pick me up at the airport then zoom home to put the casserole into the oven and greet her guests.

Didn't quite work that way: my flights were all screwed up, then they LOST me for a tiny while (!!!) so she ended up getting me home after 11 PM that night. BOY was she mad at that airline for losing me & screwing up all my flights! It was a long way from California, where I was flying from, and she was worried that I hadn't been properly cared for during the flight & all the delays ... then there was that "lost" part ... scared her to death!

But all was well that ended well. I came out of my carrier, just a tiny little thing, to all these people standing there admiring how cute I was. :)

It was a good day.



Happy Birthday to Me

January 23rd 2013 5:44 am
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I would've been 17 this year. Today, in fact. MomKatt would've given me lots of 'nip today in a big plate, if I were still there, and probably some treats, too.

I will miss that today. And so will she. So she plans to give Morticia some 'nip tonight after she gets home from work, in memory of me. (She won't eat it, of course, like I did. She just covers herself in it, freaks out, then returns to normal & tries to pretend she didn't just do that. MOL Silly girls ... always worried about their images.)

*singing quietly in the meadow next to the Bridge* "Happy birthday to me .... happy birthday to me ...


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