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"21 June 2012 - Thank you Manytoes for my nifty Bridge Day photo! XOXO We love you & your furramily!"
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"Me (left) & my sisfur, Livia"
"My lovely girlfriendkitty, PT! Isn't she gorgeous?"
"I'm a DDP today 6/22/11! Thanks, Big Harry, for this pawsome photo!"
"HI I'M KUKLA! COME FLY WITH ME!"
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"Thanks Lynzee & furramily for my b'day picture! 2012" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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May 30th 2000
Kukla loved being near MomKatt. He was very gentle & easygoing & didn't play much with the other guys. I always wondered if he knew something .... and any time I wanted to rub him, he was READY.
He didn't have any, I don't think. He was just a sweet-natured little boy.
He loved Cat Dancers.
Favorite Nap Spot:
He used to love to sleep either right next to MomKatt's ear & purr her to sleep, or sleep on her chest.
He'd eat anything you put before him.
Making everyone who met him love him.
He picked me, sitting beside my left foot one day while I was visiting my Abys' breeder (same lady from whom I got Livia). He was small when he was born, according to her, and his brother was named Ollie. As with most cats people get, I wasn't looking to add anyone: at the time, we had Sharif and Livia and that was enough. But ... Kukla was not to be denied. I went home with pictures to show my husband and I was already head over heels in love with him.
My husband soon said, "Yes." It's a good thing he did ... this is a sad story but Kukla was one of the most loving kitties I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Morticia reminds me a lot of him, though she's much stronger, physically (thank heavens). Kukla picked me, as did Morticia - I think that's why he always sat so close to my heart and why losing him barely a year later to FIP was so very painful.
Kukla died on June 21, 2001, of FIP. I'd never heard of this horrible disease before and I took him to 4-5 vets, hoping someone would give me another diagnosis, one with some hope in it. There is no cure, no vaccination available. On the day he died, Kukla waited for his Mom&DadKatt to get home from their jobs.
He was cremated, and sits in a gorgeous Egyptian urn on my dresser in my bedroom, flanked by all sorts of cat carvings, statues, porcelain figures, etc. I couldn't bear to bury him - as my husband pointed out, he'd never spent a day outside in his life, like all our cats. Why put him there then?
I remember bringing him home from the vet that last time. I laid his lifeless body on the floor and Sharif and Livia both came over to sniff their goodbyes. After that, they knew something was wrong but they didn't mourn. I'd always read that this was the thing to do if you had more than one cat, and one died. It would prevent the ones left behind from grieving - and it's a pitiful thing to see an animal grieve.
Two months later, Feisal came to live with us. Mike, the breeder, suffered through Kukla's illness with me, and said to come get another kitten - any one I wanted - when I was ready. Kukla's brother, Ollie, died about two weeks before Kukla went. Mike was never able to figure out what happened with that particular litter, only that they were smaller in size than usual. Oddly enough, their sister survived and never to this day showed any signs of FIP.
Kukla came to me for his short life, knowing I'd take care of him. I had no money left when he died; I'd spent every spare penny & charged my credit cards to their maximums trying to get him some help.
Educate yourselves about FIP - and I hope no one on www.Catster.com has a kitty go through it.
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May 30th 2012 8:43 am
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Today would've been my 12th birthday, had it not been for the dreaded F.I.P. that I got (don't know how) when I'd just turned one.
I was MomKatt's first ruddy Aby boy & she adored me. I was the "runt" of my litter, always a little small, and I had "mouse coat" (in Aby breed standards, that's too much black in my coat for a ruddy Aby for show quality) but MomKatt didn't care and neither did I. She said the extra black made my coat all the more stunning.
She misses me very much. Today is bittersweet.
Well I'm going to find some birthday mouse cake to eat ... why don't you come with me?
June 22nd 2011 5:21 am
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Thank you for picking my diary as a DDP today! It made MomKatt's morning when she logged into her Email and saw the announcement.
You guys are the greatest!
June 21st 2011 6:56 am
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Wow. 10 years. That's a furry long time, in hooman time much less in cat time.
MomKatt & I can't believe it's been 10 years since I've been here already. Many thanks to the kits & purrs & hoomans who've sent me little rosies & rememberances. It means so much to MomKatt & me. She misses me very much but, then again, I was a very special Aby, and her first ruddy Aby boy.
I hope you all have a wonderpurr day.
Love & purrs,
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