British Shorthair
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Home:London, London, United Kingdom  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 21 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.

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Quick Bio:

August 15th 1995

prawns, being tickled behind his ears, being talked to, having his teeth brushed with his special poultry flavour toothpaste, watching the street from his cat scratch post, sleeping in sunbeams

children, being brushed, children, going to the vet, children

Favorite Toy:
catnip cigar, piece of string, straw, catnip mouse

Favorite Nap Spot:
in his basket, various secret spots in wardrobes, on the sofa

Favorite Food:
prawns (only from Marks and Spencer!)

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
When I went to see the breeder, he came up to me and put his paw up to my hand.....and we live happily ever after. He is a British Shorthair Red Tabby and all his relatives look just like him.

Bertie is a little naive about other animals. We are over-run with foxes, which is worrying as they have been known to attack cats. Unfortunately, being ginger and with bushy tails, Bertie seems to think they are his relatives and has been seen gazing up into an open jaw...

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
September 19th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
Catster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

See me in Catster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Bertie's diary

Update December 2012

December 20th 2012 6:42 am
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Bertie is now 17 and a half years old. He is still happy, but has now been in chronic renal failure for a couple of years. His weight has dropped to 3.3kg, and he is a little unsteady on his back paws, but otherwise he still enjoys playing with his catnip rainbow and watching the world from the sofa


A worry

December 4th 2011 7:00 pm
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In Autumn 2010 Bertie was diagnosed with chronic renal failure, to add to his heart condition and bladder stones. We were very worried about him, but in the last year, his various tests results have remained stable, and he has continued to be a happy cat.


Xmas card 2010

December 22nd 2010 6:48 am
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This card alludes to the fact that Anne was stranded in Berlin during the ash cloud. After 6 days, she was flown home in a tiny Cessna plane, which took 6 hours from Berlin to Ramsgate, and had to refuel on the way! But by then she would have hung on to the wing....
Thanks as always to Steve of Kingsley Photographic, London W1, for producing the Bertie Xmas card!

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