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Picture of Orkney, a female Domestic Shorthair

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"Looking wistful (or maybe just smirking because I have pinched Arrow's chair)"

Home:Tooradin, Australia  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

I enjoy the outdoors

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"I enjoy the outdoors"

Tabatha made me this trophy photo! Pretty cool isn't it.

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"Tabatha made me this trophy photo! Pretty cool isn't it."

Me and my three furkids outside on a warm night.

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"Me and my three furkids outside on a warm night."

Tabatha made this lovely pic to celebrate my DDP

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"Tabatha made this lovely pic to celebrate my DDP"

I'm an attractive cat, am I not? Modest, too!

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"I'm an attractive cat, am I not? Modest, too!"

Tundra 288063 made this picture for me! Don't you love the frilled lizard and the froggie?

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"Tundra 288063 made this picture for me! Don't you love the frilled lizard and the froggie?"

The face that dispatched a thousand mice

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"The face that dispatched a thousand mice"

This is MY futon.

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"This is MY futon."

Tara and I face off over the new blankie

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"Tara and I face off over the new blankie"

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Orkney-Porkney, The Baby-Faced Assassin, Orkster

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

October 25th 2002

Tabby and White

Catching mice, bossing the other cats around

Bunty hogging the top spot on the Funky Hollow

Favorite Toy:
The springies on the Funky Hollow

Favorite Nap Spot:
Next to Mummy's pillow.

Favorite Food:
Anything stolen. Tastes better that way.

Yaps like a dog.

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
I already had Tara and a friend of mine suggested I get a kitten to keep her company. Orkney was one of a litter of six farm kittens. She was instantly at home from the moment she arrived. (Tara hated her on sight, but they co-existed happily enough.) From a sunny-natured little kitten, Orkney has grown to be a feisty, clever, bossy, active little cat who nonetheless loves to curl up on my lap, gaze up at me and purr her heart out.

Orkney managed to find a handsome tom and was a child bride, giving birth to five kittens. Three of them are still at home! Orkney passed on her excellent mousing ability. The only tom in the litter, Warf, now has a responsible job as chief mouser on a horse property. Of course Orkney's Mummy has since had her spayed, as five cats is quite enough to be going on with.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
I am the Alpha Cat

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Error 3 ??

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 2nd 2007 More than 7 years!

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for 2852 days

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Vet visit

September 30th 2014 5:24 am
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Mummy came home from work tonight, put me in the portajail and hauled me off to the vet. I'd been having some minor waterworks problems so she wanted to have me checked out. The vet thinks it may be idiopathic cystitis, so I have had a shot (boo! hiss!) and I have to take some medicine (more boo! hiss!). It's Meloxicam and the vet says it tastes nice. I asked Zephyr, and she said don't believe everything the vet says, it tastes pretty ordinary. But I have to keep up my fluids so Mummy says she's going to make me some chicken gravy, which will be nice.
The vet also thinks I may have to have a tooth out in the not too distant future. Hopefully that will mean more chicken gravy.


My Useless Children

May 1st 2014 7:02 am
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Mummy was so excited last week to find three dead mice (sounds like a good song title, doesn't it?) on the front doorstep. She bragged to the neighbours about what a good mouser Arrow is, but then the neighbour confessed he had trapped three mice and thrown the corpses over the fence...naughty Arrow brought them home and tried to pass them off as her own work!
Zephyr was seen lumbering around the front porch trying to catch another one - that mouse was as safe as houses, I can tell you.
And the other night Bunty spent all night hunting and didn't catch anything. Mummy was getting ready for work the next morning and she moved something and found a mouse lying underneath it. She picked it up by the tail to dispose of it and oh, horrors, it was still twitching. Not wanting it to revive and run around the house she offered it to Bunty, who stared at it for about three seconds then closed her eyes and went to sleep. It's hard work catching nothing all night.
Mummy put the mouse outside and it sat there quivering until Effie the chicken came around the corner, saw it and started tossing it around like a bull with a wounded matador. It's a sad day when my useless offspring leave catching and disposal of mice to the chicken.


Ten Years on the Internet IS a Long Time

January 16th 2014 4:34 pm
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Yes, time to build up a community, build up relationships, lovingly document our lives and give each other support and lend a helping paw. We've been here for over six years, and although we haven't been on Catster a lot over the last few months due to some human issues to be dealt with, Mummy was looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Now we find it's all pointless, because Dogster/Catster are going to do a Miley Cyrus and come in like a wrecking ball.
You won't find us on Facebook, Catster. They are not and never have been interchangeable. You probably won't find us on Catster at all reading your magazines that you are trying so hard to promote and keep. The only times we ever went there were as a sideline to our involvement in the Catster community. You take that away, and we take us away.

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