Domestic Shorthair
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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Gotcha Date:
March 13th 2010

September 19th 2007

Cream Tabby

The love and support of sister Missy and her nieces and nephews

"I get nervous when Daddy picks me up"

Favorite Toy:
mice- I have caught a few outside and bring them in to show daddy- he doesn't seem to like that though!

Favorite Nap Spot:
laundry basket

Favorite Food:
9-Lives and Meow mix and anthing out of a can

very strong mothering skills

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Pearl and Missy have the same momma. She was the litter after Missy and we were lucky enough to witness Miss Kitty delivering. Since her mom is feral and just starting after two years to allow a few pettings we couldn't approach where we saw she was nested outside. Three kittens came out but only Peal and her sister Toni survived. As Pearl grew she seemed to adopt big sister Missy as a psuedo-mom and they became really close. Through patience and a lot of love- and encouragement from Missy- Pearl soon became domesticated and these days she actually prefers being inside to being outdoors.

Sadly she got pregnant way to early before her first birthday. On July 3, 2008 I helped her through a difficult birth. Three kittens came- each about two hours apart. The vet said that Pearl was just too young. The first problem was that only one milk sac developed so she had a food shortage. We tried to fix that by giving the newborns mother's milk via a syringe. But there was another problem- all three didn't stay in gestation long enough. On the outside they looked fine but the vet surmised that their lungs had not fully developed. All three succumbed to respiratory arrest- the last to be born lasting the longest- about 7 days. The bond between Pearl and Missy has been crucial to Pearl's grieving process (yes cat's do grieve loss). Missy has let Pearl help with grooming and sort of baby sitting her nieces and nephews. The love she has received from Missy and the kittens has got her through what perhaps may be the darkest period of her kitty life. PEARL WAS ADOPTED OUT TO A LOVELY LADY ON MARCH 13, 2010 along with her second litter of kittens that survived. Shortly after that she had the operation. From what I understand three of her kittens were adopted out but she kept one of the kittens with Pearl and they are a happy small family now :)

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Family can help get you through anything

The Last Forum I Posted In:
God Rest Toni Tigger

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 30th 2008 More than 8 years!

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Pearl's Pearls of Wisdom


October 24th 2008 3:42 pm
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My sister, Toni, was scared by the evil dog upstairs and she hid under a pile of cut brush and tree branches in the back yard. My daddy tells me that a spider bit her and this morning at 9am she died pretty quickly.

Daddy is real sad. Toni was always an outdoor kitty, as per her preference, and she always meowed and rubbed up against daddy's legs whenever he was outside.

First it was my whole litter of kittens to die and now my only sister. Luckily I have Missy and her boys to help me and daddy get through the day.

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