Favorite Food: Chicken and she also loved boiled or fried potatoes and veggies
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: Pepper and her sister Casper were born on my porch. The mother had just the 2 of them. Casper was solid white with blue eyes and Pepper was brown and gold stripped. The mother would not take care of them so I brought them in the house and raised them. Their mother was also the mother of Sassy a year later and she also abandoned Sassy. Needless to say, she was not a good mother.
Bio: Casper was always dominant over Pepper when they were growing up. Pepper would wait for Casper to finish eating before she ate any food.
I had them spade when they were almost a year old and found out they both had Feline Leukemia. They both did very well for over a year and then Casper got bit on the neck by a stray cat. She began to be sick a lot. She developed a bacterial lung infection and her lungs filled with fluid. The vet drained them 3 times but the last time they were filled with mostly blood. The vet said she would not live over 10 days at the most and suggested I put her to sleep. I had her put to sleep. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. After Pepper got over the loss of Casper, she began to be a dominent cat. She was never mean to the outside cats but she did not let a stray cat come in the yard. She hated dogs and loved to harrass any dog or puppy I had. She would walk back and forth in the back yard daring the pups to come close to her. She would also hunker down and hide from them. If they made the mistake of getting too close, she would attack them and send them screaming back to the dog house. After she did this, she would prance back and forth with a smile on her face as if to say, "see, I am the boss here".
After Sassy was born Pepper would watch over her. Whether inside or outside, they did not play with the other cats. It's like they knew the outside cats were not their family.
Pepper had bouts with diarrhea for several years before she died. It was never out of control until after Sassy passed to the RainBow Bridge. The vet gave her several different meds and it would get better for about 2 weeks and then it was bad again. A couple of weeks before she died nothing the vet gave her would help the diarrhea. She was a fighter until the end. She was 6 ½ years old when she passed to the RainBow Bridge on Nov. 6th, 2003. She was always a lap cat when inside and always slept on me at night. I miss her a lot. She is buried beside her sister Sassy at the edge of my scrubs. It was one of their favorite places to spend time.