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Picture of Keiko, a male American Shorthair

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"Keiko wants attention."

Home:Cromwell, CT  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 15 lbs.

Keiko getting my attention in my home office.

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"Keiko getting my attention in my home office."

Keiko enjoying a belly rub.

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"Keiko enjoying a belly rub."

Keiko and his human on a Skype session.

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"Keiko and his human on a Skype session."

Baby Keiko on adoption day.

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"Baby Keiko on adoption day."

Young Keiko in the bedroom window.

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"Young Keiko in the bedroom window."

Keiko sleeping in his human's lap.

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"Keiko sleeping in his human's lap."

Keiko wearing his NY Giants jersey ready for the game.

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"Keiko wearing his NY Giants jersey ready for the game."

Keiko on his first birthday.

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"Keiko on his first birthday."

Keiko keeping his eye on his human.

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"Keiko keeping his eye on his human."

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Bliss (My Cherished Angel), Penelope and Minuette

Land Shamu, Pepe (le pew), Monkey Tail, Fruit Pie, Meatball, Flipper

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
April 16th 2005

Black and White

His treats and belly rubs.

Tasha, Fiona, and Josie taking "his" spot on my lap.

Favorite Toy:
Laser Pointer and "the feather" (Cats Claws Feline Flyer)

Favorite Nap Spot:
My bed or my lap if I am home.

Favorite Food:
Crunchy Treats (Whisker Lickings, Greenies)

Shows his belly and acts cute when he wants something. He's a champion cat yodeller.


Arrival Story:
I adopted Kitten1541 (vet designation) from Guppies to Puppies to keep Doppler company a couple of years after I lost Rajah. Due to Doppler's personality and the circumstances a kitten was recommended by my vet. As soon as Kitten1541 saw me he came right over to me and I took him home. Naming him was a huge affair with my office sending suggestions and voting (Oreo, Blacktop, Pepe, etc). His markings looked like an orca so I thought about naming him "Shamu" but everyone at the office hated that idea. Then I remembered that the Orca in Free Willy was a male (mis)named Keiko (which is a Japanese female name meaning "adored one"). With a Star Trek TNG having a character named Keiko it was a perfect new name for Kitten1541 (finalized when the vet's receptionist scolded me for not having decided his name at his first visit). One of the technicians at my vet calls him Monkey Tail because it really is very long.

Keiko is a very big boy and a great lap cat. He is very vocal and would win any cat yodeling contest hands down. He's very jealous of Tasha when I am home for no reason other than he was there first. When I am not there he even sleeps next to Tasha so go figure. Keiko waits for me to get in bed then snuggles up next to me. I've learned to sleep without tossing and turning because Keiko is usually wedged between my legs. Keiko doesn't have the "bunny kick reflex" and loves belly rubs and foot massages.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Meow until you get the treat

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 13th 2007 More than 7 years!

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