"Kiwi 26 May 2013"
Sex: Male Weight: 9 lbs.
"Bathing Squirt...isn't this the cutest thing?"
"Squirt and Kiwi. Always together."
"This is my girlfriend Cookie. We were always together! RIP Cookie 3 Apr 08"
"Cookie and I were always together"
"Wherever one was, the other was not far behind"
"Mom Loves My Expression!!!"
"Washing My Handsome Face!"
"On My Way" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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April 1st 2006
The other outdoor kitties
Favorite Nap Spot:
In a sunspot on the grass
Whatever he can find
He showed up about 3 months ago when I put food out for the others. He comes running/hopping when he sees me too. He's taken the lead of the others. When he sees me, he'll meow at me. He loves attention. He is a love bug! It took about a month of him watching Little Tanner and Thomas coming up to me before he started to. Now he sticks around longer than any of the others. If I sit down on the ground and put my feet flat on the ground, he'll walk under the arch I've created with my legs. Yesterday while I sat on the ground, he put one paw up on my lap and stood there while I pet him. I think he'll be the first of the outdoor kitties to crawl into my lap, but we'll have to wait and see if that happens.
After a few days of me petting him, he came over to me but he was hopping on 3 legs. His front right paw had puncture wounds. Since I just started petting him, there's no way he was going to let me check out his injured paw. His paw got really infected and he kept cleaning it until it healed. I looked at his paw the other day, and it's almost all healed. He still limps on it though but he is putting some weight on it.
I'm one of 156 cats added to Catster on 12 Aug 2007.
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Blue ribbon rosette "best in show"
April 1, 2006
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July 20th 2013 10:28 am
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Kiwi just crossed the bridge at noon when he took his last breath while I was holding him.
I found him 3 hours ago laid out in his litter box. He was dying. All I could do was hold him until he took his last breath. He was fine at 5:30 this morning when I checked on him. It happened so quick. I'm just glad he waited to cross until I could hold him and tell him it was ok. He's not hurting anymore. I know the cancer took it's toll on him. He never complained. Up until yesterday morning he walked and jumped up on things but the cancer in his leg made it a little difficult but he didn't let it slow him down. Yesterday morning I put him in a kennel to keep him from getting hurt trying to jump up and down on the cat tree or on top of the kennel. He never let on that today would be his last day alive.
Kiwi knows he's loved and that his home is here with me. He's been a part of my life for over 6 years and a part of the indoor family for over 5 years. He was the keeper of the kitties...he bathed any kitty that was near him. I always asked him who is keeper was. He'd bathe the rest but rarely did they bathe him. He was a lover, not a fighter. He was my baby and I will always keep him in my heart. He was way too young to die and he's the only baby I've had so far that has had cancer. He was not the one that deserved that horrible fate.
He is now flying free and no longer in pain. Him and Cookie are together again. Why does God take the ones I love the most??? My heart is broken but I have closure knowing he's no longer in pain and that I was there holding him, loving on him and talking to him right up to his last breath. I love you Kiwi with all of my heart and soul. I will never forget you and you will forever hold a place in my heart and in my thoughts. Until we meet again young man. I hope you and the rest will wait for me at the bridge until it's my turn to cross that bridge and be reunited with all of my babies that have crossed. Rest in peace sweet Kiwi. I love you Kiwi boy!!!
May 26th 2013 8:35 am
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Over the last year, Kiwi has been losing weight. He's a big boy and to lose so much weight is frightening. I think I just figured out why. Kiwi was standing on the bed about 30 minutes ago and I realized his back left leg is trembling a little. I put my hand on his leg and his back leg is the size of a small ball. His whole leg is round. I felt his right back leg and it's nothing like it. I'm afraid Kiwi has cancer which would explain the weight loss. He's not crying out in pain, he's still eating, going potty and moving around. It's a holiday weekend right now and everything is closed, including tomorrow, Memorial Day. I will be keeping a close eye on Kiwi but I'm afraid I will have to make that final decision for him when things deteriorate. Kiwi is only 7 years old and I'm not ready for him to die. I've also never had to make a decision to end an animal's life. Kiwi has always been a joy and I can't imagine my life without him in it. He's the keeper of the kitties...he always takes care and bathes the others. Who's Kiwi's keeper?
I know if I didn't take Kiwi in 6 years ago, he wouldn't be around today. Kiwi found himself a home and a human to love him which is all he ever wanted. I just wish our time together would have been another 10-15 years but it looks like that time might be drastically cut short. He knows he's loved and whenever he does make that journey across the bridge, he will take that love with him and hold onto it until we are reunited. I love you Kiwi, no matter what!
May 23rd 2008 6:01 pm
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Now I know what mommy meant by me "getting fixed"! I'm not a happy kitty. Sore too!!! I cry alot when I move. I tried to jump up on the tub and didn't quite make it. I think I busted a nut or something...oh,no wait...I don't have those anymore. MOL! Seriously though, I think I strained a stitch or something. I thought mom winced more than I did when she watched me try to jump.
Between being starved to death and then taking my manhood away, you'd think I did something bad to deserve that. Mom's not exactly on my good side right now but she keeps checking on me to make sure I'm okay. I'm resting comfortably in mom's bedroom and all the other instigators are out and about in the rest of the house. Mom doesn't want me moving around. I'm supposed to rest up and tend to my wound. She tells me I'll be feeling better in a few days or so. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
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