Maine Coon/Turkish Angora
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Home:Carrollton, GA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 13 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-pound cat-deaf -cat rescue

March 17th 2005


Cuddling, being stroked and giving head butts - just being wherever his Meowmy is. He follows me from room to room. If I'm on the computer, he sleeps on the desk beside me. He just loves being with people!

Not knowing where Meowmy is; the other cats not wanting to play with him.

Favorite Toy:
Anything he can bat with his front paws - it doesn't have to be a toy - pieces of paper work just fine.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Wherever the sun happens to be shining and it's warm! If there's no sun to be found, he'll nap as close to one of his humans as he can get.

Favorite Food:
Anything that comes from a can...he just gobbles it down. He also loves Pounce treats.

Shamrock is the world's champion of headbutts! He is very intense when he rubs against my hair, purring loudly.


Arrival Story:
We adopted Shamrock as a rescue cat. He needed a home, and we needed him! Shamrock was rescued from a pound after being picked up as a stray. Can you imagine such a gorgeous kitty being out in the big world, all alone? Shivers! But he has a loving, forever home now!

Shamrock is a large cat, the biggest we have, if not the heaviest in weight. His eyes are mesmerizing - the most gorgeous green I've seen in man or beast! His white fur is so soft that you can barely feel it when you're petting him. His fur reminds me of a chinchilla I held once. Shammy is very loving cat! He likes nothing better than to be stroked and petted. I've read that Turkish Angoras are very affectionate, and Shamrock definitely has that trait! I've never had a more loving kitty. Shamrock asks only to be with his mommy. He follows me from room to room, like a big fuzzy puppy dog. He'll sit beside me for hours while I'm reading or watching TV, content just to be with me. Update: The first week we had Shammy, we noticed that he never noticed when we called and that he slept right through loud noises and our calling him. We began to wonder if he might be deaf. We took him back to the vet. The vet had his assistant distract Shamrock while he dropped all sort of things on the metal table where Shammy was sitting. Shammy didn't react to anything until he dropped a metal container on the floor. He heard that! The vet told me that Shamrock has some hearing but probably not much. Of course, he'll always be an indoor kitty so it really doesn't matter much to us! We'll just be extra careful with this very special cat. The longer we've had Shammy, the more we love him. He's very unique, partly due to his deafness, we think. He's extremely vocal - I say he talks to himself! He's always muttering, mewing, or crying loudly. He cries mostly when he doesn't know where I am. He loves to play, but the other kitties - mainly Sheba, the cat he's with most of the time - don't always share his goal of playing chase. They hiss, which of course, he can't hear. Shammy continues to play chase, and often we have much flying of fur as a consequence. So Shammy's mommy and daddy play with him as much as we possibly can.

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Blind Cat Rescue is a wonderful place in North Carolina, offering a safe haven for cats who otherwise would face almost certain death. Please visit their website to learn more, make a donation, or sponsor a wonderful blind cat. Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Helping Blind Cats See a Future!


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The Life of a White Kitty

Vote for Stevie and Help Blind Cat Rescue!!

January 15th 2011 6:50 pm
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I has a favor to ask my Catster furriends!
My brofur Stevie is entered in the Bissell MVP (Most Valuable Pet) contest. If I get enough votes this week, I can go to the finals where the grand prize is $10,000. for my favorite pet charity. Mine is, of course, Blind Cat Rescue of NC, cause they helps so many special kitties!

Won't you stop by today through Jan 18 and vote for Stevie? I'll purr my thanks so loudly that you'll hear me no matter where you lives!!

Here's the votin' place: ?id=1196

Zillions of Thankful Purrs,


Blind Cats CAN See a Future!

May 17th 2010 5:57 pm
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My Meowmy asked me to write a diary entry today for a very special cause!

I have two brofurs who are blind and one sisfur who is visually impaired. My angel sisfur, Scarlett, was blind while she was on Earth.

Did you know that even 'no-kill' shelters sometimes euthanize blind cats because they are considered 'unadoptable'?
Did you realize that a blind, black blind cat - like our Bones and Charcoal - stands virtually no hope of adoption?
That cats can become blind due to birth defects, trauma, untreated disease, and yes, even human cruelty?

Did you also know that blind cats love to climb??
That they love to play with cat toys??
That they run and jump and enjoy life JUST LIKE OTHER CATS?

Did you know that there's a very special place for blind cats? A place where they are treated with love, respect, and care? It's TRUE!

This heaven-on-earth for blind cats is Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary of North Carolina, featured in the June, 2010 issue of Cat Fancy.
BCR is the dream and life's work of a very special woman, and the Sanctuary depends on the sponsorships of the cats and donations from caring people around the world.

But YOU can help BCR today and everyday in the Shelter Challenge at The Animal Rescue Site! It's FREE and EASY and it can truly make a difference. siteId=3

Our Stevie, Bones, Scarlett, and Charcoal are some of the lucky ones. They found a loving, caring home, thanks to messages sent to my Meowmy from BCR! Other kitties need the resources only a Rescue can provide.

Won't you help by voting today and every day during the contest for Blind Cat Rescue of NC? (Don't forget to confirm your vote by identifying the animal photo shown after you vote!)

All the blind kitties will purr in gratitude!! e/home.faces?siteId=3


A Step Forward for Eve!!

April 1st 2010 9:51 pm
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So many of you have supported Meowmy, Mama Terry and their friends' quest to find Justice for Eve, the sweet kitten who died shortly after being adopted from Okefenokee Humane Society in Waycross, GA. You can read all about Eve on her Catster page:

I asked Meowmy to update you on a positive development!! A man from the GA Department of Agriculture answered Meowmy's (third) email to that office! He asked for Eve's medical records, saying they were necessary for an inquiry to proceed. Of course, Meowmy sent them right away. So it looks like someone has noticed us!! PURRRRRR!!!

This may take time. (Has the government ever moved quickly??) We promise to keep you updated when we have news.

For all who care about Eve, please take a moment and sign her petition, if you haven't already. It's never to late to take a stand for all the animals still at Okefenokee HS. Thank you for caring so much!!!!

Eve's Petition:

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