Gus (In Loving Memory)

American Shorthair
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Home:Douglasville/Atlanta, GA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Jiggly Puff, Jigs, Puff, Bub, Bubby

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

Gray and White

Eating, cuddling, sleeping with his mommy.

Pumpkin, Tiger Lily trying to play with him, getting petted too much, a human shifting or getting up when he is in his or her lap.

Favorite Toy:
A bird that cheeps when you bat it.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Mommy's lap, the bed, the back of the loveseat, or the cat hammock.

Favorite Food:
Just about anything you put in front of him.

He can grumble and complain with the best of 'em! Gus lets you know how he feels, always.


Arrival Story:
A co-worker had to live with her mother due to financial problems. Her mother stated that if she did not find another home for the cat, she would either take it to a shelter or 'turn it loose.' I agreed to take him instead, knowing that he probably wouldn't be adopted in a shelter and that 'turning him loose' was also essentially a death sentence. It's obvious that he's had several owners and been through a lot. For the first month that I had him he lived under the bed, then spent almost a year mostly sleeping on the back of a loveseat. But he's finally settled down and realized that he is very wanted and very loved. He enjoys a good lap, and sleeps on the bed on my right side every night.

Gus's original name was Trouble, but I didn't (and still don't) feel that the name fit him at all. He is front-declawed (done even before my co-worker had him by some Evil Person) and very sensitive about those paws. He also chronic health conditions including a heart murmur and mega colon. Gus recieved aquapuncture with B12 shots, electromagnetic therapy, and both Chinese and Western medications to help manage his mega colon. In summer 2006, Gus had surgery to remove the part of his colon that was non-functioning. In January 2007, he developed CRF (chronic renal failure), which was managed successfully with meds and subcu fluids. But in June 2007, he began bleeding internally. Gus crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 10, 2007. He will be forever missed by his family.

The Groups I'm In:
Rainbow Bridge Kitties

I've Been On Catster Since:
September 8th 2004 More than 12 years!

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