American Shorthair
Picture of Scoop, a male American Shorthair

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Home:New Hudson, a  
Age: 22 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 20 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

People; he believes everyone that comes through the door came especially to see him

Having Squeaky take a swipe at him from atop a chair

Favorite Toy:
Pepper, his buddy. He also comes running when he hears the vacuum cleaner...

Favorite Nap Spot:
On top of the stereo

Favorite Food:
Catnip...he's addicted.

Scoop comes when I whistle....very odd behavior for a cat.


Arrival Story:
Scoop is a loving and super friendly cat now, but at the beginning you'd never have guessed he'd EVER adapt to being a house cat. For the first year he lived with us he was confined to either a bunny cage (large!) in the middle of the living room, or to the bathroom at night. To this day he equates food, happiness and warmth with the sound of the shower running and comes running every time I turn it on. He's the only cat I ever met that PURRS while he eats, too. He also comes if you whistle, but that's another story... It took him a long time to get over trying to attack the other cats - I still have a couple of scars. I was starting to be afraid he'd have to live his whole live in that cage when Pepper arrived on the scene. Scoop adopted Pepper as HIS kitten and the others were so annoyed about the new arrival they forgot to be afraid of Scoop. When first I picked him up to bring him inside on that frigid March night he was eating from the pan I'd left outside the window...I "scooped" him up, dish and all, and he never missed a bite - kept right on eating all the way inside and into the bathroom. He weighed in at abut 6 pounds then; the vet found a bee bee in his flank and he has a congenital spine defect that makes him walk like Charlie Chaplin, but otherwise he was healthy. The bee bee is still there since it would have hurt him more to remove it than leave it in place, and he still walks with a strange gait, but he weighs about 16 pounds now and is bright-eyed, playful and loves EVERYone.

Scoop's Story --- FAITH ----- . . It had been colder earlier, but now it was damp, too; the moisture drilled through to the bone and his shivering was more pronounced than when it was only freezing. (wet fur is awful) ...... . Please click on the link to visit Scoop's website page for "the rest of the story", as Paul Harvey would say. Scoops Story - Faith

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 19th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
SqueakySamPepperOne Eyed Jack
Little Girl

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