Orkney 25/10/02 - 3/1/16

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

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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.

Forums Motto:
I am the Alpha Cat

The Last Forum I Posted In:
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I've Been On Catster Since:
October 2nd 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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ArrowTara 2000 -
Zephyr 2003 -

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Orkney's Yappings

Flying Free at The Bridge

January 2nd 2016 5:50 pm
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I went to the Rainbow Bridge today. Mummy and the Dog Guy took me to the vet so that I could go peacefully and be in no more pain or discomfort.
I have handed the reins of Alpha Cat to my 2IC Zephyr. I hope she does a good job. I'll be watching!
Mummy is missing me terribly already, but knows she has done the best thing. I am now buried in the garden I loved so much and my spirit will always be with Mummy.


At Last, A Diary Entry

December 6th 2015 9:41 pm
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My ineffectual human finally worked out how to write a diary entry for me, since the buttons at the tops of the pages don't seem to work any more. To be fair to her, I have kept her busy lately going backwards and forwards to the vet. I wasn't eating much and she thought I might be having tooth trouble. She was right and I had to have three teeth removed. I seemed to be recovering well from the operation to begin with, but then things went downhill and I had to go back for a blood test which showed that I have hyperthyroidism. Now I have to have two tablets a day for this, and if you think my human is inept at working Catster, well you should see her with a pill popper.
Still things kept going downhill as I would not eat. Mummy tried every different kind of food to no avail. Finally she took me back to the vet and they gave me some pills to stimulate my appetite, which is really good because I have told Mummy that I can only eat Fancy Feast, so I have my own tin of it twice a day. Mummy is tearing her hair out every meal time. Zephyr has her Black Hawk in the main bedroom. Bunty has Black Hawk in the kitchen and Arrow has grain-free Black Hawk in the kitchen too. I have my Fancy Feast and my pill in the back bedroom. She says it's like organising a military operation.
Note to Australian Defence Force: The aforegoing notwithstanding, do NOT let Mummy organise any military operations.
Anyway, apparently I am stuck with this hyperthyroid thing for life unless I have radioactive iodine therapy. Mummy says that we will have to wait and see.


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.

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