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Picture of Bear, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male
Bear and his family

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"Bear and his family"

Bear and his Mom, Miss Kitty

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"Bear and his Mom, Miss Kitty"

Mama`s Boy

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"Mama`s Boy"

Guarding the bird feeder

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"Guarding the bird feeder"

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I Dub Thee, Sir Poops-A-Lot

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"I Dub Thee, Sir Poops-A-Lot"

Miss kitty and her little family

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"Miss kitty and her little family"

Tickle Time!

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"Tickle Time!"

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Baby Bear

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

August 1st 1998

Arrival Story:
Stray cats are a sad fact of life around any campground, and the one where we camp is no exception. There are always one or two campers who come to spend the summer with an adorable little kitten, only to move on, at the end of the season, leaving the defenseless little fluff-ball to fend for himself. Toward the end of the summer in 1998 a beautiful little silver tiger cat came to our campsite begging for food. Not much more than a kitten herself, her bulging belly led us to believe that soon there would be little ones for her to feed. At first she kept her distance, taking the food cautiously with a suspicious eye on us. Soon, however, she was rubbing up against us and begging to come into our camper. Having 5 cats of our own, at the time, we chose to just feed her and make an area in our shed where she could safely have her little ones. When the day finally came for her little ones to be born, she turned up her nose at our shed, broke into a neighbor's camper and had her kittens in a paper bag in his living room. Returning from a trip, that day, we were greeted by our neighbor running toward us carrying a laundry basket filled with those precious little lives...Miss Kitty and four newborn kittens. One look and we knew what we had to do. We had to keep Miss Kitty and the little ones until we could find proper homes for them. As the days passed we watched those little ones grow strong, and confident. Our fellow campers stopped in, often, to see how they were doing. They spent many hours holding them and playing with them, so that when they were of age they would be very adoptable. During our working hours campers would come into our camper to be sure that all was well and to nuzzle a little kitten. Many times we came home from work and found a shopping bag full of canned cat food, a big bag of cat food, or litter or kitten toys on the deck from campers who had stopped by just to help out. One camper even offered to pay the vet bill when we finally had Miss Kitty spayed. Of course we kept one kitten, our beautiful black Bear. All the other kittens and Miss Kitty found wonderful homes, and have flourished in them. I have heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child, and I add that it took a campground full of caring campers to raise this litter of kittens.

Bear suffers from asthma, and we have to medicate him, daily, and watch for signs of problems with his breathing. Otherwise he is a perfectly healthy, happy cat!

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