Riley♥My Big Love


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Picture of Riley♥My Big Love, a male Domestic Shorthair

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"Check out my groovy wings! They're a gift from Wally, made by K.C.. Thanks!"

Home:Corpus Christi, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 16 lbs.

My friend Normy is very ill.  Please join me in purring and praying for him to get better.  I love you Normy.

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"My friend Normy is very ill. Please join me in purring and praying for him to get better. I love you Normy."

hehehe, butterfly kisses from my lovely Anna. I love this picture!

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"hehehe, butterfly kisses from my lovely Anna. I love this picture!"

Me with beautiful Anna, This was our Valentine's Day photo.

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"Me with beautiful Anna, This was our Valentine's Day photo."

Hi, I'm Riley, and I'm glad to know you!

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"Hi, I'm Riley, and I'm glad to know you!"

Holding my boy, the night before he left us.  I love you so much, Riley.

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"Holding my boy, the night before he left us. I love you so much, Riley."

Hey, If you're going to the 'frig, get me a......

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~Hippie Boy~  Thanks so much, Norman,  for making my picture!  I LOVE it!

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"~Hippie Boy~ Thanks so much, Norman, for making my picture! I LOVE it!"

My friend, Normy made this picture!  It's really COOL!  Want to take a ride?

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"My friend, Normy made this picture! It's really COOL! Want to take a ride?"

YIPEE! I'm a Hippie!
Thanks Wally , and Family!  This is SUPER!

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"YIPEE! I'm a Hippie! Thanks Wally , and Family! This is SUPER!"

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The family of Mugsy, Taffy (forever loved) ADB#30 and Texas
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Grace
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
♥ Anna ♥
The family of Smokey, Gizmo, Blue, Zoom, White Tail and more!
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
♥ Anna ♥
 

Nicknames:
Bean Bag, Round Cat, Booger Boy, Nurse Riley

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
October 13th 2000

Coloration:
Tabby and White

Likes:
cuddling on your lap, shoulder, chest, head, anywhere he can reach, oh yes, how could I forget, he LOVES his pink tummy rubbed!

Pet-Peeves:
being ignored or laughed at, you can tell it hurts his feelings

Favorite Toy:
cat teaser, his new Panic Mouse. laser light

Favorite Nap Spot:
basket on top of the desk

Favorite Food:
anything we're eating, all canned cat foods

Skills:
giving love and affection

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Riley came to live with us after he wandered up at a job site. He was 5 miles from anywhere in the middle of a bull pasture, and had ant bites all over his face and was suffering from dehydration and heat . We were't sure he would make it, but he was a tough little guy. When I picked him up, he hugged my neck and purred. My mother-in-law wonders how we end up with so many cats. I wonder...

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After Riley recovered, we noticed that he routinely missed jumps and fell, even from short distances. Our Vet determined that he has a rare condition of his back legs, causing them not to lock when he lands. While he may still face surgery in the future, Riley has learned to compensate by landing with the weight (and great it is!) on his front legs. Whenever a new addition comes into the household, Riley is the "babysitter". You can hand him a kitten and he will hug it like a child holding her doll. It's adorable. At bedtime he buries his head against you , cooing and purring. His newest thing is "holding hands" at night. I sleep with one arm under my pillow, Riley sleeps above my head, and reaches his paw out and cups his paw into my hand, and goes to sleep that way. Riley is the kind of cat, that if you could teach him to write, he'd spend his days writing love letters to Mom and Dad. My sweetheart. UPDATE: Just before Thanksgiving 2009, Riley started feeling bad and had a bad cold/sinus infection. We took him to the vet, for tests, and found the news was worse than we could have imagined. An infection of unknown origin had spread throughout his body, causing severe kidney damage and also affecting his liver and bladder. He spent nearly a week in the hospital, but got to come home with a guarded prognosis. At home, he got worse each day, and we had to make the unbearable decision to help him to the Bridge. I will try to write this in more detail later, as the tears are too intense right now. I know there will never be another cat like Riley. He was unique. He was my Big Love.

Forums Motto:
Peace. Love, & Catnip

Birthday: October 13, 2000
Bridge Date: December 7, 2009

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I've Been On Catster Since:
August 22nd 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:
Taffy (forever loved) ADB#30
Grace
Norman DB#93 2001-2013
♥ Anna ♥
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34


Stars Given In The Past Month:
Queso♥ (2005-2014)
Missy  (Angel)
Norman DB#93 2001-2013
♥ Anna ♥
♥ Stormy ♥
Fafnir, my Viking in heaven
Felix - In Loving Memory
Riley the Angel Kitty
Buddy - Our Gentle Angel
Flo (D. 5 Aug 2014)
Lola
Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel
Calvin ~ Knead On
♥Daisy♥
Penny


Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Pommy Pumpkin
Rascal- our OCP Angel '94-'11
Norman DB#93 2001-2013
Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34
Brandee
Capone ~ In Loving Memory
Schmooter O'Malley
♥ Anna ♥
Kovu
Hazel Lucy - My Angel
Leah (Leather & Lace)
Kitty ~ ATB
Sneeka Red
Graham Algernon ~ ATB
Mathis der Meowler
Roxy
Pickles
Pumpkin
Mountain Dew...Always with me.
Holly Ann
 Itsumo
Odie ♥ ♥
Cuddles who loves Amelia!
Tigger ~ Loved Forever


Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
64992

for 3406 days


Meet my family
Zack Beloved
Angel
(1995-2009)
Harry♥Ha
ndsome Angel
Jack♥
(1994-2012)
Enzo
Furrari♥
(2003-2013)
Hannah♥Stinky Brave
Angel
(2001-2010)
Sophie♥Xerox♥
Angus
MacFangus
Annabelleϖ
9;
Cary♥Kate♥
Queso♥
(2005-2014)
Copy♥SissyWally♥
Lily♥Ivy♥Charlie♥
(2000-2012)
Matilda

(1999-2013)
BubbaPete♥Emme♥Violet♥
Claire Calico
Angel(1999-201
0)
Lizzy
(1999-2013)
Kira
Angel♥(1
998-2010)
DC♥
Lucy Sweet
Angel
(2001-2010)
Griffin♥The Texas Wild
Bunch
Larke♥
Dalton♥Fisher♥Marlowe

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Rockin' With Riley


My 5th Birthday at the Bridge

October 13th 2014 3:53 pm
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Today was the 5th Birthday I have celebrated here at the Bridge. I got an "Earth Day" birthday pass and spent the day with my beautiful gal, Anna. I have pictures but was afraid to add them for fear of the Catster Flea Monster eating them up!
Before I left on my amazing Earthbound date, *Riley grins and winks*, My angel family and a few special friends here threw me a nice party. For those of you who did not know, my brother, Queso, joined us here two weeks ago. We all teased him because he crash landed several times. It takes some time to master these wings!
But mostly I wanted to tell everyone how much I think about them all the time. Momma is trying to find her way back to Catsterland (I think the birds ate the bread crumbs) but if that happens, I'll visit a lot more.
Well, I'm off to round up some butterflies! It was great to be back, if only for a while.

Peace, love & catnip purrs,
Riley

P.S. *Blows a kiss to Anna*

 

Hearts and Happiness

February 6th 2010 8:03 pm
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Hey dudes...who's got the sweetest valentine on Catster? ME!
I asked this girl...fully expecting that she would politely say no...and to my delight, she said YES!
Not only will she be my valentine for Valentine's day, but she said she will be my Catster girl everyday!

*does back-flips*

Okay, have I left you in suspense for long enough?

My lovely valentine is Anna! *big sigh*

Now I know she's got a lot of admirers, and I am not the jealous type, so dudes, don't be afraid or shy to send her valentines too. It's cool.

And if you have a special someone who you have wanted to get closer to, then take a chance, put your heart out there.
I did, and boy am I glad I did.

Thanks everyone, for sharing my happiness.

Peace, love, more love, & catnip purrs,
Riley~the happy angel~

 

One Month Already

January 7th 2010 6:46 pm
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It's almost impossible that it's been a month since you left Riley.
I miss you more every day.
I have made a promise to myself to try to stop crying, and remember all the funny things that made me laugh about you.
...like the way Cary would flop on top of you, and throw her tail around your face, like a boa. It often made you sneeze...but you never protested. You were the gentlest soul I have ever known.
...or the way you would reach your paw out to say "more" when I was rubbing your soft belly.
I teased you about that tubby tummy. I'm sorry sweetie.
...and the way you would clean and hold all the new kittens. All babies that join our house will never know your love now.
But I am so, so grateful that I did. For nine years you never stopped loving me. From the day we found you, you have been my Big Love.
I pray you have found peace, Riley. We'll have our special time again...wait for me.

Love forever and ever,
Momma

 
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