Angel ♥ Tank the Cat

American Shorthair/Breed Unknown
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Home:Magnolia, MA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 15 lbs.

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Tankie, Spot

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-extra toe(s) -cat rescue

March 14th 1999

Orange Tabby

Climbing up on everything tall, the higher, the better. Sleeping on my Mom's hip.

None, he was a very gentle cat for an Alpha male.

Favorite Toy:
Brightly colored small furry mice. We still find one from time to time.

Favorite Nap Spot:
On our bed next to or preferably somewhere on me.

Favorite Food:
Fancy Feast.

Very affectionate, he would "nurse" us when we are ill. I am disabled and he is usually found by my side "helping" me. Making sure that I have plenty of TLC and love!


Arrival Story:
My DH's boss rescued a stray cat, who threw a litter of kittens. We took the largest male and female and named them Silkie the Cat and Tank the Cat. Although they are brother and sister, they could not be more different - like night and day in most every way! She is a black and white tuxedo cat, and he is an orange tabby! She has a type A personality, and Tank is laid back, even when Silkie tries to be the Alpha cat. He just looks at her in bemusement and flops on his side, tail poised high up in the air.

I was diagnosed with feline HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) in 2005. This meant that my heart became enlarged, making it hard for me to scamper up and down the stairs at breakneck speed. Harder for me to breathe as I also developed CHF (Congestive Heart Failure). Mom & Dad nursed me for the first 24 hours when I had my first heart attack - it was touch and go. Dr. Powell said that I might not make it as I have heart murmurs as well. But Mom sat up all night monitoring me. Then Dad took over for a few hours so she could get some sleep. BOY, was I spoiled!!! Well, they had to give me pills twice a day. One of them made me use the litter very often and I was drinking fresh water more than usual. I hated the pills, especialy when they tried to hide them in my favorite food. HA! I saw through THAT and spit them out anyway. But I did not like what they did when I did that. Mom would take a long plastic thing and filled it with warm water. She then placed it on the side of my snout and pushed the plunger in. YUCK! I know the pills helped me live a good life for another 19 months. Plus Dad & Mom kept our home quiet and stress free, they had me stay downstairs (I HATED that!), but they provided more toys for me to play with. I'm now at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for Mom and Dad. I don;t feel any more pain or discomfort! I had to leave my warm and cozy home because my sick heart just gave out. So I go to prepare a nice place for them, then we will go to Heaven together. Silkie can get there on her own, the little brat!

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