Nicknames: Tiny-toes, Tutti Fruiti, Itty Bitty Kitty
Likes: Being in the sunshine. Being on a lap. Being under the covers.
Pet-Peeves: Lousy cat food.
Favorite Toy: Little mousies.
Favorite Nap Spot: On my side porch in the sun, or on a pillow in the bedroom in the sun.
Favorite Food: Corn chips, but I only give her a tiny bit. Oh, and Whiska Lickins soft cat treats. She's had me trained to give her treats every time she sharpens her claws on her scratching post.
Skills: Tutti trained me to give her treats when she scratched on the scratching post (which was as much as possible), to open the window when she scratched on the glass, and to lift the bed covers to let her under them when she scratched at them.
Arrival Story: Tutti went to sleep peacefully and in loving arms December 19, 2007. A darling new angel is now across the Rainbow Bridge.
Tutti (pronounced Tootie) found me and selected me at the Denver Dumb Friends League shelter. I was actually there to adopt Hobbes but Tutti kept sticking her tiny weeny paw at me through the opening above her glass window. She was pretty insistent. Good thing!! She was about 8 months old at the time but already had her mind made up. Boy did I get lucky that day! I brought home Hobbes and Tutti.
Bio: Tutti and Hobbes stayed with me in Denver for 6 years, until I decided to move to London for awhile. Tutti went to live with my parents. She was the upstairs cat while Chauncey was the downstairs cat, until Chauncey was hit by a car. Tutti managed to worm her way into the holes in my parents' hearts and stayed with them another 6 years. At the ripe age of 13, she was put on a plane from Denver to LaGuardia airport to come live with me in Mt. Vernon, NY. We now live in Connecticut. I work on Long Island so Tutti travels there with me and stays at the hotel with me.
I like Tutti's outlook on life. My cat Sammy is afraid of everything. My cat Jake is cautious of everything. Tutti's attitude is that everything is good as a starting point; everything and everyone is made to be loved or to love her until proven otherwise; everything is made to be explored until proven otherwise; everything is allowed and OK until proven otherwise.
Tutti has had kidney issues for several years and we maintained that with her eating KD (Kidney Diet). That kept her stable. Last summer, she was eating the other cats' food and that caused her to take a downturn. She mostly recovered from that but not entirely. She had started to lose more weight lately but she seemed fine on her 19th birthday in November. On Sunday Dec. 16, she had clearly lost weight but seemed OK. On Monday, she stopped eating and I was practically forcing her to eat. On Tuesday evening, I was feeding her with pureed food via dropper to get her to eat. On Wednesday, I had an apppointment with the vet but called to forewarn them that I felt sure it was time. They said they could put her back on an IV and give her shots for a week to get her stable and some weight back on (she had gone from 5 pounds this summer -- after her normal weight of 8 pounds -- to 4 pounds in just the past few days) -- but to get her what? Back to where she was for maybe one more month? And then back again to where she was today? Nope, spunky Tutti wouldn't want that kind of life. Her spirit was strong but her body let her down. And she knew it. I'll never forget the feeling of stroking the orange fur on her head while she sweetly and serenely went away forever.
I know today isn't quite the day but I want to let efurryone know that there is a sale on at the store, http://catsuppliesandmore.com -- everything Made in America is 20% off! The sale is through Monday July 4.
Everyone have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!!
I want to wish all the Daddies a Happy Day. I don't have one so we decided to celebrate by having a sale at the store -- all Cat Supplies and More products (except Omnipets Art products) are on sale with a 15% discount. You can shop for your daddies by getting the discount coupon code here: http://www.catsuppliesandmore.com/page/429689580 The store's home page link is http://catsuppliesandmore.com.
Also, we have added some great new treats!! DO YOU LIKE BACON??? Go to the store at http://catsuppliesandmore.com and search for bacon. You'll glad you did!