Snowie


Breed Unknown/Siamese
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Home:Washington D.C.  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Snoopie, Scoobie, Goober-stein, Snowster, Toaster, Booboo-schmooboo, Stinkerbell, Stinky, Pinky, Pie

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Birthday:
October 1st 1999

Coloration:
Dilute Calico

Likes:
Playing with her furry octopus, racing around the house chasing mice, playing with the long string, cuddling, talking and generally being the center of attention.

Pet-Peeves:
Getting her nails cut, her teeth brushed, and she's not thrilled when you leave the house.

Favorite Toy:
Furry octopi and the long string

Favorite Nap Spot:
Her nap spots keep changing. She likes the comfy carpet in the living room in a sunny spot in the morning and sometimes the bedroom closet under the blouses accompanied by her octopus.

Favorite Food:
Chicken! But she can only really have Wellness grain free canned food on a daily basis due to her health issues. She loves cod liver oil.

Skills:
Meowing loudly while carrying her octopi around inher mouth late at night by herself, retrieving balls, understanding some English, knowing ALL her nicknames (and she has many!), generally being able to make anybody she meets feel better about life.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Snowie was a stray for at least a year before she came home with me. She was a smart girl to have toughed it out on her own for so long. She is outgoing and has a sunny disposition so lots of people took care of her. Somebody set up a cardboard box with a towel in it on a porch where she curled up to nap and where she slept at night. People regularly fed her. She differentiated between "good" people and "bad" people. If a "good" person came walking by she would run out to greet him/her. If a "bad" person came by, she would hide behind her special bush. When she realized she had a home you could tell she was relieved and grateful. After an inspection at the vet (no earmites! no fleas! no infectious diseases!) we settled into a routine. Snowie slept on the bed next to mom's right hip, as close as she could get. She put on some weight and we played retrieve the toy mice, chase the balls, chase the long string and lots of cuddling and talking. We realized we were meant to find each other.

Bio:
After 9 months, it was apparent Snowie was very sick. We went to the vet and then to a specialist and surgery was imperative, but perhaps due to the stress on the kidneys, she went into acute renal failure 24 hours after surgery and was basically hanging on by a thread. We couldn't imagine life without this sweet girl and came every day to feed her and talk to her. The vet techs tried to feed her, but she would only eat for us. She pulled through during a week in intensive care with aggressive fluids and monitoring. When she got home, she staggered around the house determined to check out all the usual spots and sniff out any interlopers. She spent a good 10 minutes on the scratchie pad scratching away. Boy did that feel good after more than a week cooped up in the hospital! Snowie has used up several of her lives. She's got lots of personality and is a bundle of love! And she doesn't take life for granted....

Lives Remaining:
5 of 9

Forums Motto:
Purr and the world purrs with you!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Canadian kitty and want to be friends with all kitty vale

Honors:
Cat of the Day on:
4/25/2011

Diary of the Day pick on:
1/12/2008
1/21/2009
3/18/2009
4/12/2009
5/9/2009
6/8/2011
6/10/2011



I've Been On Catster Since:
September 21st 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
73802


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Keep on Purrin'!~ by Snowie


Been a long time!

June 8th 2012 7:08 am
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We haven't been active on Catster because we don't really like the new interface, but we miss our old friends on Catster and hope you are doing well. I have been doing great healthwise. I seem to be thriving on my all protein/pumpkin diet. I have to take miralax and cisapride to help me poo regularly, but I do once a day and my poos are great. So mom is happy that after many many years of health problems I've been doing so well for so long. She doesn't like having to give me meds, but I can't eat the canned food with carbs in it, and all protein does have a tendency to stop you up. The days of eating entire mice and birds, bones and all, are over for us domestic cats! So our diets are pretty out of wack. The biggest no no is giving cats dry cat food: yuck too many icky ingredients in that stuff! Bleah. We also considered a homemade diet and tried many variations, and we considered a raw diet, but in the end, those can be tricky diets as you have to get the vitamin ratios just right.

My new favorite game is playing with a Whole Foods water box that is open on one end. It has strategically placed handle holes and I can walk into it just like it is a little cat house. We love to play stick the banana in the strategic hole (oooh that doesn't sound good, does it?), but anyway, I love trying to retrieve the catnip banana and I'm never sure in which little opening it might appear! Keeps me guessing!

Other than that, life has been good. I am my usual lovable self and I get up to my usual hijinks. I always look forward to playing with the string before bedtime. And I love to snooze next to mom all night long. Sometimes I wake her up in the middle of the night by walking all over her which she doesn't appreciate so much. The best strategy for waking up a human is to stick your face right in their face: whiskers are a great tool -- they tickle the heck out of the humans and they wake right up! Works like a charm!!

I miss you all: Muppet and Hilda and Ginger, Sagan, Sampson, Lucy Nooner, Handsome, Milo, Madison and all the gang....

 

Diary of Day pick again!! (6/10/2011)

June 14th 2011 8:30 am
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Wow - that was quite something. I got the diary of the day pick again. I feel so honored. Thank you to all my great kitty friends who sent me so many rosettes and paw mails. You guys are the best.

I have been loving life. My mom went away over the weekend to attend her college reunion. She came home all sappy and happy. My Auntie Grandma petsitter Katherine took care of me and our neighbor Lisa gave me breakfast on Sunday morning. I love them, but still I missed my mom.

This morning when mom was standing in the front hallway about to leave for work, I walked over to her from the dining room and we had a little scritchie/love fest and she brushed me with her hairbrush (I don't like mine, so I make her use her hairbrush, which means there is always Snowie hair and mom hair mixed up in it and mom is always cleaning it). Then I went over to my favorite white rug and laid down on one of my toys next to a toy pile and looked at mom with my most beguiling and cute face. She REALLY didn't want to leave me, which was my plan, but unfortunately she had to go.

I have been extra affectionate to mom since she got back from the weekend (she as only gone 2 days, but still!). I also got lots of great balcony time among the beautiful flowers lolling on the ottoman, and stretching luxuriously in the sun. As the weather is great here now (lower temps, no humidity).... we are loving life.

The only wrinkle in the works is that my last 2 urine tests have come back positive for struvite, with my pH too high, so the vets and mom are trying to regulate that so I don't develop any stones. Please keep your paws crossed!

Love and purrs, Snowie

 

Diary of the Day Pick 6/8/2011

June 8th 2011 6:46 am
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Yay!! I am diary of the day today. Its totally thrilling! Thanks to all for your concatulations!!

Its super hot here right now, but we are still having our balcony days. Each morning I want to get out there too and have a little nip at the salvia and lounge on the ottoman. And each evening mom sits on the balcony reading by flashlight since I never want to leave!!

This morning, Antonio, our painter, came by to see what needs to be touched up around the house. I was totally relaxed and sprawled on my white carpet while he was here. I like Antonio, as he's a gentle soul and a very nice person. He did lock me in the closet for 7 hours once! but that was a mistake!! I forgive him.

Purrs and headbutts for the diary of the day honor.

Snowie

 
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