Breed Unknown/Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Menasha, WI  
Age: 25 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Crickety, Cricks, Baby Girl

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-deaf -cat rescue

June 22nd 1991


Sleeping and cuddling. Attention

Strangers, Yelling (She'll run from the other side of the house, meowing at the top of her lungs in order to give love-bites until you stop yelling).

Favorite Toy:
Laser Light, Shiney Catnip Balls, Pens (She attacks as you write), Paper (Loves to lay on it and make noise with 'em), Paper Bags and Boxes (Climbs in and pounces on you as you walk by), String/Yarn.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Next to Mommy or in the sun.

Favorite Food:
She eats Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance for Cats. Loves ANY type of treat - but ONLY if it's CHICKEN flavored. (Especially Pounce.)


Arrival Story:
When I was little, we lived in a mobile home park. Strays were rampant there, but we never really thought about it. One day, I was in the backyard and heard some meows, so I followed the noise to the back of the trailer and noticed that the board covering the opening to the space beneath the trailer had a very small hole in it. Through the hole, I listened and heard the meows. I lifted the board and saw a few kittens crossing underneath the trailer just within view. My mother didn't believe me when I told her, but the following Friday my father went to fix the hole. Lifting the board, he noticed four kittens scatter and didn't know what to do. When he jumped into the square space the board he usually covered to look as to where the litter was most active at, he noticed that there was a paw coming from inside a square, hollow concrete block beneath his feet. It wasn't moving, and he was afraid that perhaps a kitten had died. Dad looked into the block and found this small kitten, its tail stuck to some debris at the base of the square, stuck inside this block. It must have been stuck there, as it was severely emaciated. He gingerly freed the kitten from the block and brought it inside the house, where we fed it substitute cat milk (which we had on hand as we had found a scattering of bunny corpses and a female rabbit's corpse across our backyard and upon inspection, found two live, though skinny baby bunnies that we cared for until we brought them to a local wildlife reserve). Because it was so late that Friday, we were unable to bring the kitten to the humane society until the weekend was over. By that time, we had already fallen in love. When we brought Cricket to the vet, we were told she was three weeks old - so we had to baby feed her, etc., as her mother would do. We put cages down in the hole to catch the mother and the kittens. They weren't caught for a few weeks - the mother was caught first, and brought to the humane society (she was already pregnant again). Cricket's siblings were found good homes.

Cricket is almost 100% blind. She can only decipher the fact that there's a shadow, something is brighter than something else, and colors. She can't see details or judge depth, thus our entire apartment is senior-kitty-proofed. She is also arthritic. She is entirely deaf in one ear, and is rapidly losing hearing in her other.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

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Better with Age

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