American Shorthair/Breed Unknown
Picture of Jedi, a male American Shorthair/Breed Unknown

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Home:Portland, Oregon, a  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 20 lbs.

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Big Guy

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-pound cat-cat rescue


lying on the floor and pulling himself along on his side using his claws; being close to me

Being picked up. Only I can do it and he will let me if I am carrying him upstairs to my bedroom

Favorite Toy:
He likes a 1 1/2 foot long striped toy filled with catnip.

Favorite Nap Spot:
He migrates but has "outgrown" cat beds and prefers on the top of my clothes on the floor or a chair

Favorite Food:
wet food and crunchy cat treats

For a huge cat, he can pull a disappearing act within my house and then silently reappear!

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
After my beloved Bombay -mix black cat, Roswell, disappeared, I was heartbroken. Coyotes had invaded our area and suddenly cats who got out were GONE . (Now, I keep all cats in from dusk to dawn and limit their excursions!) Finally, I had to find a "Roswell-like" big black kitty for solace, knowing that one can't find a "clone" but a new kitty would help me heal. I looked and looked. No Bombays in the shelters. Then I saw a big-featured older kitten and thought I saw the potential for bigness (I was right!) and chose him and his cagemate, renaming them appropriate to what I felt was their emerging personalities. Because black cats are often less adoptable due to superstition..their wonderful attributes are often overlooked and they can languish in shelters. I named him Jedi because he seemed big, strong, and good-hearted and seemed protective and loving toward Leia...often holding her and licking her and hugging her!

I adopted Jedi and his female cagemate..both black..because they were obviously bonded to each other, sleeping or resting wrapped in each others arms, curled together. Jedi turned out to have stromatitis...described as "allergic to his own teeth, or rather ANY plaque on his teeth.." which meant, as his teeth erupted from the gums, the problems began soon after...and after many and varied treatments and approaches, I reluctantly agreed to all vet recommendations, to have most of his teeth pulled and put him on a wellness insurance plan that provides some teeth cleaning and checkups . This has restored his health. Like many stromotitis affected kitties, he is more timid and more easily spooked than average..kind of like easily stressed...but he is affectionate to those he knows and in an adult only home like ours where he is inside most of the time and well-cared for, he is quite happy. He is not the sharpest knife in the drawer so to speak and he is definitely a scaredy cat, easily stressed, unnerved and likes to go hide but he is also affectionate. He was not vocal at first at all and finally uttered his "first words" quite late and in a high and soft and meek squeak or mew. However, he has a hearty baritone purr.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Who needs the outdoors?!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Leaving kitty with family while gone for four days

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 22nd 2007 More than 9 years!

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