Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Sammy, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:San Diego, CA, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Gotcha Date:
March 13th 2010

April 12th 2008


to fall asleep in my daddy's arms

fleas! everyone hates those awful things!

Favorite Toy:
Daddy's feet

Favorite Nap Spot:
on his daddy's lap or in his arms

Favorite Food:
anything fishy- especially tunas

not yet but he is learning!


Arrival Story:
I am "daddy" and I helped deliver Sammy. He was obviously the runt of the litter. Right away he needed help getting to the nipples. The bigger siblings were pushing him off. Three and a half months later he is the kitten that has bonded with me. I have never had such an affectionate cat in my life.

That is Sammy's momma Missy on the left of the profile with the beautiful golden eyes!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Pet Me And I Am Yours!

In 2010 Sammy was adopted out along with his brother Kenny to a lovely home that both are still enjoying

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 28th 2008 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
K. Lee (Kenny
PearlToni Tigger
(Sept 07-Oct
Toby TiggerJulian
Miss Abby
Wilson (Willy)

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All About Sammy

Sammy is back to normal!

August 10th 2008 8:09 am
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Just want to let you all know that Sammy is back to his old self and feeling great. The weight he lost, when he was ill, is back on and thus far all is well in Sammyland!


Message From Sammy

July 30th 2008 3:30 pm
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First thank you to everyone here that offered support and advice.

I am feeling better now and I am eating hard food as well as a little bit of soft food (chicken flavor 9 Lives today). I can eat a little at a time now. My stomach still is soar but I am feeling more like myself every day.

So my daddy says I will be ok! I know one thing. I am staying away from those round, copper-colored things daddy calls pennies from now on! Who would of thought one of those could have given me mild zinc poisoning!

Thanks again for the kitty love,



Good News About Sammy

July 29th 2008 6:44 pm
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He is eating crunchy kitty food- so he is starting to eat again. The vet seemed to agree that he may have had a bit of zinc poisoning. We remembered he had been playing with a penny and he may have had it in his mouth. According to the vet and an online bit of info I found on Catsters pennies are the prime source of zinc that kitty's can get it from.

Zinc: Present in everything from pennies to sunblock to shampoos, this metal can cause severe internal damage at the cellular level. Symptoms: For minor exposures, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea; for major doses, severe anemia, weakness, jaundice, bloody urine, and multiple organ failure. Treatment: Seek immediate veterinary care. Treatment is usually ineffective in high-dose cases.

The symptoms we the same as what Sammy hopefully all will be well. He needs to gain back a bunch of weight. He lost a lot of mass the last few day.

Lucky for us and Sammy is was a minimal exposure so he should be ok :)

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