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Age: 9 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11 lbs.
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Leave a treat for Bondi
Special Gift Box:
Aussie Bondi, Skeezer, Skeezit, Smoochasaurus (thanks Simon!)
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September 8th 2007
Black and White
Exploring, playing, pouncing on the other kitties,, wrestling, eating
Not enough playtime; not being allowed to visit the new kittens; being on the other side of the door from me
Anything that can be moved or manipulated-balls, feather toys, pens & pencils, etc, etc
Favorite Nap Spot:
On my lap; on the top shelf of the cat tree
Any wet food, cheese, treats
Leaps high into the air after anything; steals hearts without remorse
Bondi and his 3 brothers (Reefi, Trevi & Benji) were found wrestling and playing tag in an office complex parking lot. Bottlefed and fostered in a loving home with lots of playmates they're socially well adjusted and happy! Bondi (named after Bondi Beach in Australia) has a fun-filled spirit, high energy and eyes that look right into yours as he meows a good morning, good afternoon and good night; Bondi is a character. He loves to play with his little toy mice, carrying them around the house with pride. Full of that kitten spirit, Bondi can be compared to the energizer bunny - he keeps going and going and going!! Once you scoop him up in your arms though, he is as cuddly as can be. Purring from the moment you touch him, he'll curl up in your lap as you watch your favorite tv show or read your favorite book.
Adoption & Post-Adoption:
I had lost 2 older cats to Chronic Renal Failure in 2006 (Fanny and Junior), leaving me with Felix and Fred. At the beginning of 2008 I finally decided it was time to consider adding another cat to the family. I spent a lot of time online looking at cat webpages and stumbled across Catster (and subsequently became a Catster addict. . .). I ran a Catster adoption search for kittens near me and up popped Bondi's page, with the arrival description above. This little fellow jumped out at me for several reasons: one, he was named after Bondi Beach, which I had visited the previous year; two, he was the same black/white coloring as my cat Fred, and three, he's just so dang adorable! I contacted his foster mom Melinda, went to meet Bondi, and filled out the application form required by the rescue organization. He had an upper respiratory infection at the time and was on antibiotics, and he was also scheduled for cryosurgery on his eyelids for a genetic condition that caused the eyelashes to curl inward and scratch the cornea, which could lead to blindness if untreated. The rescue organization (especially Bondi's foster mom) had been organizing fundraisers to raise the several thousand dollars required for surgeries for Bondi and his three brothers.
So it took several weeks before he was ready to come home with me -- finally I was able to bring him home a few days after his
surgery, complete with a "lampshade" collar! I kept him in the bathroom a couple of days before introducing him to Felix and Fred, but once Bondi was allowed the run of the house, he was right at home!
He loves to pounce and wrestle the other cats (though they don't care for it so much!) and zips back and forth around the house chasing balls and toy mice or carrying a pen or pencil like it's a trophy. He's also particularly fond of stealing the plastic syringes used for giving oral antibiotics to the cats -- I find them all over the house!
If I'm away for awhile, or even just in another room with the door closed, he will follow me around when I'm back & crawl up into my lap, put his "arms" around my neck, and give me little kissies. I don't recall ever having such an affecionate kitty!
He has had a second cryosurgery on his eyelids since I adopted him (which we had expected from the beginning), but the doctor thinks he will not need another one, thank goodness. He's getting really tired of vet visits!
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Faster Than A Speeding Pullet
The Last Forum I Posted In:
Has HQ lost their minds?
Important Dates and Honors:
Birthday: 9/8/07; Daily Diary Pick 9/15/08
I've Been On Catster Since:
|November 14th 2007
||More than 8 years!
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February 9th 2013 7:40 am
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I've gotten several rosettes lately as thank-yous from furrs we sent rosettes to when they were COTD or DOTD. I think they sent them to me because my name is at the top of our furmily list, even though the rosettes we sent them were from all of us. I suppose I should share them with my furblings, but. . . . shhhhh! . . . I think I'll keep them all to myself! MOL! It's fun getting rosettes!!
Meowmi is saying she thinks she will take down the pages of our foster furbings who were adopted and just create one page to honor all of them - she says it's confusing to her to have so many pages. . . she also says she needs to add new pages fur our current fosters & maybe get some of them adopted. I'm all fur that! That means there'd be more treats and pets just fur ME, right????!!!! Get those fosters moving out to new furever homes!!
Oh, Meowmi just said that if they were adopted, she'd have room to bring in more fosters. . . guess that means I'd still have to share the treats.. . . hrumph. . .
February 8th 2012 9:14 am
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Meowmi hasn't let us play on Catster much the past couple of years -- she says she has trouble finding her way around since they redid the site awhile back. But the last couple of days we've been back on and sending rosettes and playing in our groups -- what fun!! Received a Red Rose rosette yesterday from Fave, who is Cat of the Week this week - we had sent him a Crown to congratulate him for his honor. And today I received a yummy Shrimp rosette from Rosco, who we know from the AFF Group. That rosette was for the Pay It Forward Thread in the AFF Group. Such fun! I'm going to have to be on Meomi's case to let us play on Catster every day like we used to! Or else, or else. . . I'll sit on her face!! Meow-ha-ha!!
December 15th 2009 12:33 am
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Woo-hoo! I won the prize for Day 1 of the 12 Days of Catmas giveaway, and it came in the mail today! Meowmi saw a package on the porch when she got home from work & wondered what it was . . . she brought it in & saw it was from Skeezix!! And opening it up she found a copy of the "Cat Lover's Daily Companion" . . . and a bonus package of catnip!! AND a great Christmas card featuring Elf Skeezix!! What a fun day for us!! Meowmi's already started reading the "Daily Companion" to us! Meow!!!
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