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Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Cricky, Crikey, Cricky-shpricky, Criggit, Cricket-Schpricket

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

August 4th 2001

Black Tiger and White

Freshly showered humans, people trying to use the bathroom, fleece blankets for kneading and sucking on, kitty Prozac.

Her little sister Lucky, her fluffy big brother Scooby, and her baby brother Toby.

Favorite Toy:
Insects, she'll gladly catch and eat other "crickets".

Favorite Nap Spot:
Kitchen table or other waist-height surface where she can quickly spring up and give her humans hugs.

Favorite Food:
Insects. The fun is in the hunt.

Superior bug-catching, bi-polarness, expert pill taking, super hug-giving.


Arrival Story:
Cricket was born to a friendly feral we took care of, but we first found out about her when our neighbor's little girl found her, a week old, stuck in their woodpile. She knew we were the cat people so she brought her over to us and of course we had no choice but to hand raise her. Never mind that we saw her mother snooping their woodpile a few days after we took her in...

Cricket grew up with us and took to my sister the most (even though I got up at 4 AM to bottle feed her!) and so when my sister moved to Arizona for a year she took Cricket with her. Somehow the heat and the torture of being declawed and forced to live with a husky made her go insane, and when she came back to live with us again she couldn't get along with all our cats to save her life, even cats she used to be friends with. She's gotten a little better, but needs to be on a low dose of Prozac to be calm and happy all day instead of paranoid that someone is going to attack her or that Scooby's fluff is looking at her funny. Fortunately she's the perfect candidate for it and now she's pretty well-adjusted.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:

The Groups I'm In:
6 or more kitties, ♥ Democats ♥, Crickets' Chirps & Chatter, Fabulous Ferals, feral cats united, FOSTER FAMILIES FOREVER, Illinois Kitties, Love 'em? Fix 'em., World's Most Loved Kitties, ♥ Kewlest Catster Kitties ♥

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

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Straight from the Cricket's Mouth?

February 26th 2005 4:37 am
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I got to talk to an animal communicator and work out some issues last week... I'm much happier now! I figured out why most of the cats didn't like me, and we solved that, I'm a lot more comfortable now and getting along much better. (I still love teasing Lucky and hate being looked at by Scooby though!) Everyone knows how scary Arizona was for me now, and how much I dislike Travis the husky! We agreed that I'd never have to move far away or live with that crazy beast again! I got better cat food and next time they'll try to get plain poultry so it doesn't offend my delicate palate so much. I found out the construction next door won't come inside our house, that makes me feel much better. I miss the man who ate standing up... They said his name is John... He's only come to visit me a few times since I moved back, and he hasn't spend much time with me! Oh! I asked for paper bags and they actually put them out! I'm having a ball, paper bags were the best part about Arizona! (Well, they had good bugs, too!)

I've decided I don't need to pee everywhere anymore. I'll leave that to "Queen" Poosie. The humans don't like and since I know I'm staying forever now and I'll never be left cowering in a closet and treated like a thing again I don't need to do it to calm my anxiety anymore.

I found out I can't have babies... I kind of wanted to. I was raised by humans because my mom didn't watch over me good and they thought I was abandoned, but if I had kittens I'd watch over them real good! The humans says they have foster kittens sometimes and I might be able to help with some small kittens this year.

I lied and told them I ignore Lucky and she starts the fights.... it's funny! They didn't believe me long though... It's not nice and I end up with little scratches on my face, but she needs to learn a little humility! At least I'm getting along with the humans better than ever!

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