Louise Brooks

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Louise Brooks, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-three legger-part feral-cat rescue

Black and White

She likes to play with Buttercup. They wrestle from a prone position, so Louise isn't disadvantaged by having only 3 legs. She also likes to hang out with Chirpy, who she's known since they both lived outside. It's good to be around old friends!

She dislikes loud noises and sudden movements by homo sapiens.

Favorite Food:
She is a true ominvore, even though all her teeth except her canines were pulled due to gum disease! She especially likes the calming cat treats from the Big Bad Woof natural pet food store.

Louise has become an agile tripod. Despite all she has been through, she is a very good natured and affectionate cat. She's really an example to us all, regardless of species.


Arrival Story:
In mid-2005, we moved into a neighborhood with a lot of feral cats who had been well taken care of. Most had been spayed/neutered, eartipped, and then returned to the community. We started feeding what become a feral colony in the backyard of our old house, and Louise was the friendliest of the cats. She had a special pal who suddenly disappeared in July of 2007. (Almost a year and a half later, while searching for Moka, we found out that Louise's friend had been hit and killed by a car in the alley.) Louise seemed lonely after that. Then, in late February 2008, Louise herself disappeared for a couple of days. When she returned, we were horrified to see that her rear right leg was very badly injured. It took us almost a week to trap Louise and get her to the vet. We could never have done it without a friend's excellent contacts at Animal Control. We called to let them know that Louise was in the yard; within 20 minutes, 2 officers sympathetic to trap/neuter/release had arrived and trapped her quickly. The vet tried to save Louise's leg, but it had to be amputated. Fortunately, she was very healthy otherwise, which speeded her recovery. She spent a week at the vet's, and then she came home to join our indoor multi-cat household.

Louise Brooks is named for the legendary silent movie actress she resembles. (Really -- see photos of both Louise Brooks the star and Louise Brooks the cat here on this page! ) Our Louise Brooks was initially very shy with both people and cats when she came to live inside. But Buttercup, a born goodwill ambassador, persisted and they became friends. Louise has been a lot more outgoing since Chirpy, her pal from outside, came inside in May 2008. The warmth between them has been wonderful to see. Right after we moved into our new house in November 2008, Louise ran into a big utility closet while the cable TV was being installed and we didn't find her for 4 days. When we finally realized she had to be inside the house, we looked way back in the closet under the stairs and found her all curled up in a little ball. It took an hour to get her to come out, after which she ate ravenously. Since then, she's been okay when repair people or guests have come over -- thank goodness!

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Forums Motto:
Slow and steady wins the race.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Godspeed Beautiful Catsy

Check out the photo of actress Louise Brooks and see the resemblance.

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 3rd 2008 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Halloween Favorites

October 7th 2009 7:34 pm
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Sweet baby Athena, a fellow tripod, tagged me, so here are my 6 favorite things about this scary/fun holiday:
1. Knowing that I'm inside while all the scary stuff is outside.
2. Watching the street as the kids go out trick or treating. Street action entertains me as I sit on my cat perch looking out the window.
3. Getting fabulous art for my Catster page, courtesy of the talented Pigeon!
4. Having my human companions put an Alley Cat Allies brochure about the value and care of outdoor cats into trick or treat bags.
5. My pal Buttercup, who rushes to the door every time the doorbell rings. She goes a little nutty on Halloween with all the trick or treaters.
6. This year we are in our new home and will not be getting ready for moving day, which was last November 1st!

So I'm tagging:
Tabby Little
Zipper Ann
Little Evil

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