Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Cali, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 5 lbs.

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Cali-Co, Cali-kins, Caliwag, Scaliwag, Aunty-Cali, "2445fdhfffd#$45,f Ack! ...Cali says Hi?"

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

August 29th 2001


Being petted so she can whistle her nose and give head rubs. Stomping on the keyboard and licking my hands while I type. My fiance's knee. Attention in general.

Catfights. She gets mad and tries to break them up by attacking the aggressor, which usually just makes things worse.

Favorite Toy:
She prefers other kitties.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere we can hear her nose whistle, especially if she's sitting on someone.

Favorite Food:
She doesn't care much about food; she has to watch her weight to stay close to Mr. Peebles, the world's smallest cat.

Peculiar small size, nose whistling instead of purring, sighting bugs with her big green eyes.


Arrival Story:
Cali was born to a litter of three that was communally raised with another litter of four, and she was the runt of all seven. When she started walking she just loved to follow me around, and yet I couldn't think of a name that suited her better than "Cali" and it stuck. As the kittens got older I would sometimes let the 5 bravest come in and have a slumber party with me. I'd stay up all night with them and then let them out in the morning... except after a few times Cali never wanted to go in the morning! She loved our big cats and she loved it inside and she loved being with me, so pretty soon she started having 2 day sleep overs with run of the house.... eventually she refused to ever leave our house. We're glad though, because she's a fine miniature addition to our family.

Cali is the sister of Hannah, who is mother to Lucky, Nat, and Heidi, so she's a very good little aunt, even though she's technically the grand niece of a lot of our other cats. Now that all the kittens are almost a year old she's by far the smallest cat we have, and it's a little embarrassing. One time she was sick and when the vet weighed her she was only 4 pounds! She has so much sweetness packed in that tiny body though, and she's started to come out and hound our guests for pets, so others are getting to see her sweetness, too!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Not so big?

The Groups I'm In:
6 or more kitties, ♥ Democats ♥, Calico & Tortie Darlings, Calico Owners & Lovers~, Cats in sinks, Fabulous Ferals, feral cats united, FOSTER FAMILIES FOREVER, Illinois Kitties, Love 'em? Fix 'em., Patchwork Calicos!, PICTURE PURRRFECT **, World's Most Loved Kitties, ♥ Kewlest Catster Kitties ♥

The Last Forum I Posted In:
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I've Been On Catster Since:
August 20th 2004 More than 11 years!

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Sweet Little Cali

Cat of the Day? Awww Shucks!

January 26th 2012 8:48 am
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Thanks for everyone's warm wishes celebrating my Cat of the Dayishness! What a fun surprise! I'm truly honored- as a size challenged kitty I'm always sure to rock my Napoleon complex and lap up any attention, respect, or honors I can get!

Since I have a bit more exposure than usual I thought I'd take this chance to plug some of my family's foster kitties. If you're here on my page you can see that I have a ridiculously large family. Some of these cats are outdoor ferals and some have sadly parted ways with this world, but even discounting them it's huge. The main reason is because my humans foster cats and kittens, a heartwrenching process by which they take in a slightly feral cat, teach them to love people and live as happy indoor cats, and once they've mutually fallen completely in love they have to find them a new home or send them to a no-kill shelter or adoption group so they can help the next litter of kittens or injured stray. It doesn't always work out that way, like in the case of Riley, Hillary, Nips, Moggie, and Dominic who are still with us- but Ernie, Izzie, Alfie, and Lucy all found great homes and so have 30-odd others!

Right now we have 9-month old Bob (now formally know as "Teary") who is currently being bounced around between Save-a-Pet shelter and several local PetSmarts, and Emmy and Pearl- two 3 month old kittens who have taken over the downstairs. If you live in the Chicago-Milwaukee area and are considering or know someone who is considering getting another cat, they are all really sweet kitties that have gotten along really well with older cats in the home environment. Teary-Bob is a big gentle giant who just loves to be cradled like a baby. Emmy is a silly little girl who loves being held and bashing against you and letting out funny little squeaky mews. And sweet Pearl is a little doll who could spend hours in your lap purring and licking your hand if you offer it to her. They all have Catster profiles down at the bottom of my "family" list, and they are all very deserving of good homes.

...Most importantly, they all *need* to find good homes with other people so they don't end up adding to my permanent family! I'm just a tiny 10 year old lady, I don't need to be competing with a bunch of overgrown youngin's for attention and I don't need to be running myself ragged keeping them in line! It's tough being the little sheriff in a town with so many citizens!


Adventures in Illness

February 26th 2005 3:54 am
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I've been very sick on and off the last few months. Well, not as sick as Riley was when he couldn't walk for 4 days, but still not feeling very well! It started out as a little fatigue and it got to where I didn't feel like doing much of anything. I just might have been more tired than my human, Lindsay! I even stopped keeping my fur perfectly groomed, I was just too tired! (That'swhy I have old man fur in my latest picture!) I've felt sore in my left ear and throat, too, and my tummy felt a little more acidic than usual. They took me to the vet and thought I might be diabetic! I was pretty sure that wasn't it, but lots of expensive blood work points to a bad infection, like toxoplasmosis! Now I have to take bitter medicine every day like Riley, only since I'm an adult I have to take the stronger version and more of it! I hate getting my medicine, and I kind of hold a grudge against Lindsay for an hour or two after each dose... But I am starting to feel better, so maybe it's worth it. But a whole month? Yleck!

Oh! I also got to help Cricket get along better with the other cats... But I'm not ready to be buddies with her until the other cats are convinced she's changed and accepting her as a sister again. The last thing we need around here is more drama!

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