Nicknames: Millie Vanilli, Girlie-Girl, Mommy's reason for living
Birthday: April 2nd 2007
Coloration: Orange Tabby
Likes: being held, giving headbonks, canned food
Pet-Peeves: being handled for medical treatment
Favorite Toy: a 'poodle' material mouse, a feather toy
Favorite Nap Spot: her wicker bed, her human's bed
Favorite Food: she likes everything!
Skills: she is especially good at picking up items, flinging and catching!!
Arrival Story: Millie was dumped at the city shelter with a grapefruit size tumor, pregnant and losing hair. Her former family told them to 'kill her'. They contacted Mommy's work to report it as cruelty/neglect case. Millie had mammary gland hyperplasia, and an infection all through her. She had sepsis, her complete torso area's skin 'peeled off', leaving her with the last layer protecting her. Millie wasn't expected to live. At 1.5 years old, she only weighed 4 lbs. Mommy hand-fed her (b/c she wouldnt eat) and stayed with her at night when she thought Millie wasn't going to make it. After weeks of intensive medical treatment, we were able to take her home for foster. By this time, Millie and Mommy were in love and the whole family was invested in her getting better. One night, Mommy noticed that the area where her top right nipple WOULD have been, was leaking what looked like Elmer's glue. She had emergency surgery to remove strings of mammary glands (at this point, she could sustain being under for surgery).Our family kept extensive medical logs, charting Millie's progress. Millie has made a FULL recovery, more than doubled her weight, and is friends with every kitty in the house!! She is playful and sweet and talks to everyone who wants to have a conversation!
Bio: Millie's full name is Emiliana Grace. She is named after one of the greatest felines to ever grace this earth: Amelia!!! : ) It doesn't hurt that "Millie' also means mild strength!
I don't know what to say to all the wonderful kitties and their lovely families for all the well wishes, beautiful sentiments and unexpected pressies.
I certainly wasn't full of myself prior to my Skeezix feature, but this and the television feature has truly humbled me.
I have always been impressed with my fellow Catsters but your love and support has been overwhelmingly wonderful.
That being said...the only thing I can do is say, again, "THANK YOU"
I mean it with all my heart.
Okay, so last night, Mommy was on the loveseat, with Tocca in her lap and I walked down the hall. Mom called me in and of course, I jumped right onto the arm of the sofa and nuzzled her head and face.
Then I saw myself on the TV and I was crying. Mommy started crying so I nuzzled her a little more.
She told me I was the most beautiful orangie and how proud she was of me.
I'd just like to say to everykitty who sent lovely pressies, pawmails or notes...thank you. Not just for watching me, but for watching what wonderful work they do at the PSPCA.
I wouldn't be here if it weren't for them.
Here I was, feeling sad and upset because Mommy left the house EXTREMELY early this morning for work. We didn't get to snuggle as much this morning. THEN...Mommy logs on to her email and finds a notice stating that I am cat of the day!!!
All I can say is "Oh my goodness"
Thank you, Catster for choosing me, just Millie.
Thank you, fellow catsters for the well wishes.
I am truly honored.
I would never forgive myself if I didn't mention all the buds in "Navin and Buds" and all the beautiful orangies in our "Brilliant, United Group!"
My heart belongs to Striker and my paws of friendship to Hazel Lucy, Most Admired Kitty.
Last, but not least, BIG PAWS UP for my brother, Flurry, who is a Daily Diary Pick. Gotta love that black and white boy! He may have CH, but that just makes him all the more lovable! I'll clean your face and ears when you get home tonight, Flur!