*LittleTrooper, 4EverInMyHeart

American Shorthair
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Home:Cincinnati, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 1 lbs.

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Sweetheart, Darling, Troop-de-doop

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue


Being held, cuddling with his brother, lying in the sunshine

Favorite Toy:
Didn't have enough energy to play with toys . . .

Favorite Nap Spot:
In the sunshine streaming in the front window, on the rug

Favorite Food:
KMR (Kitty Milk Replacement) and Hills Prescription A/D canned food

He tried soooo hard to get healthy and be energetic and playful . . .


Arrival Story:
This kitten was one of 4 that were brought in to our rescue group looking like concentration camp victims; they had been starved almost to death. I took 2 of them home to nurse back to health and foster until they could be adopted. -> -> -> -> He and his brother, Gizmo were such darlings! I started calling him Little Trooper because he seemed to be trying so hard to cooperate with being force-fed, taking medicines, making it to the litter box despite having no energy and health problems, etc. -> -> -> -> His brother wasn't as bad off - gained weight and health immediately - and was soon able to be adopted to a wonderful family. However, Little Trooper was emaciated and too weak to eat, so he had to be syringe-fed for awhile -- he rallied & seemed to be improving! . . . but then, went rapidly downhill.

--> --> --> More pics in Little Trooper's album at http://community.webshots.com/user/evelynblack > > > > He had such a sweet little face - somehow it didn't show how severely emaciated & malnourished his body was. . . . He'd been starved for too long before we got him (brought into Save Our Strays Rescue organization) and his little body just couldn't compensate for the initial deprivation & malnutrition. -> -> -> -> It's surprising he survived as long as he did. He was only 10- - 12 weeks old when he died, although only about 1/2 the size he should have been. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Even though I only had him in my care a short couple of weeks, I was devastated by his passing; but at least he knew the feeling of being cherished and treasured for a short time before he went to the rainbow bridge. . . . --> --> --> He was only on this earth for a few short weeks, from mid June to mid September. He has a very special place in my heart - gone but not forgotten. RIP little darling . . .

Forums Motto:
Gone, but never forgotten . . .

The Groups I'm In:
"Just One Litter" Is Still Too Many, ^*^Over The Rainbow^*^

I've Been On Catster Since:
September 17th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

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Gizmo joins Trooper at the bridge

March 20th 2005 2:53 pm
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We received very upsetting news last week that Gizmo, Little Troopers brother, (now about 8 months old) had to be put down because he was very ill with a fatal disease; FIP (Feline Infectious Peretintus). It's quite possible, and very likely, that Little Trooper may have been infected with FIP too, and that caused or contributed to his death.


My brother got adopted today

September 29th 2004 8:01 am
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My last few days were spent with my brother, Gizmo who looked a lot like me - I had more grey, he had more white. (The first posted pictures shows us both together; that's me on top.) We started out with another few siblings, but they didn't stick it out with me. Gizmo and I curled up together often, and he tried to get me to play. I'm glad to see that he took his medicines and started gaining weight and got healthy - and that he had other kitties to play with after I was gone. Now he has his own very nice family that adopted him and took him to their house . . . . I hope you have a wonderful life, little Gizmo.

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