Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Shadow, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Des Moines, IA  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Shadow

Bugger Butt, Stinker, Fuzz Face

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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

October 19th 2006


Sunbathing, Canned cat food, Vigorous Petting, Sub-qs (he gets food at that moment)

Cuddamoe (its a love hate relationship), Baths, Sub-qs (But he don't like getting poked)

Favorite Toy:
my feet!

Favorite Nap Spot:
Window next to my reading chair, or above my head, where-ever that is at the moment

Favorite Food:
The liquid out of canned cat foods

does being adorable count? ;)


Arrival Story:
Back around end of November/ beginning of Decemeber I went to the local animal shelter just to look around like I usually do. I was joking around saying "I want a kitty!" so my husband humored me and let me hold some of the cats availible but for numerous reasons I wasn't satisfied. There was this one cage that was keeping my mind distracted, a cage that said there was a little black kitty for adoption but we couldn't see it. After an HOUR of tracking down someone to help us we found out that the kitties mommy was hiding him from us and we were allowed to visit. This truely was love at first site. Shadow looks just like my old cat Ninny and I nearly started crying as it brought up some old memmories. He was so calm, purring and all around loving. My little "joke" now became a reality and I adopted my kitty whom we named Shadow.

No more than 36 hours after we got the cute fuzz face he crashed. No eating, no drinking, no grooming, he could barely breath. In the morning we took Shadow to the vet nearby. He was on the edge of death, his kidney's had nearly all but shut down on us and for no apparent reason at all. At least, not until a few weeks later when I got a call from a family member about a recall on pet food. Yes my friends Shadow was infact poisoned by the pet food from China. Three days in the hospital, several bags of fluids, and thousands of dollars later he was stable. While I'm writing this he lays on my shoulder wondering why I'm typing out a novel, hes not exactly healthy but hes stable and seems to be content which is most impotrant thing of all. His levels are stable, while he has to be on Sub-qs the rest of his life to prevent another crash its a small price to pay to be able to wake up with that little ball o' purring fuzzyness at my head, complaining because I disturbed his beauty sleep.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Miracle Fighter

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Wait.... now way.... *rubs eyes*... WOW...

I've Been On Catster Since:
September 12th 2007 More than 9 years!

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