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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11 lbs.

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'bump, Cheechie Doodle Bug, Bug-a-Roni

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

August 18th 2003

Black and White

Picking on his younger "brothers", biting, nip, fish, getting into places he shouldn't, ignoring the word "no"

petting him when he doesn't want you to, paying attention to anything but him

Favorite Toy:
TreadMark, PutPut, human flesh, nice dresses hanging in the closet, my dirty panties

Favorite Nap Spot:
between my legs when I'm sleeping (where it's warm)

Favorite Food:
Tuna, Cheese Flavored Cat Milk, Dried Salmon

He can open drawers and cabinets, He can go in your purse and wander off with your car keys


Arrival Story:
I was never a kittie person. I was dating this horrible guy and, as bad as he was, he really liked animals. One day I was at work and he showed up. He brought me this tiny kitten in a plastic cup. He said he was driving down Bumby in Orlando and this he saw this little kitten bounce off of a tire of the truck driving in front of him. I guess the kitten rolled into the gutter and he stopped to pick him up. I gave him some money to take the kitten to the vet to see if he was ok. They said he was six weeks old. I was going to keep him until we found him a home but he grew on me - A LOT! He turned out to be super feral and the meanest little brat you could ever find. Anyway, I ditched the boyfriend but kept the cat!!! He had ring worm and I was torn apart trying to dip him in that stinky stuff every few days. He's gotten nicer as he's gotten older but he has way too much energy. He is the love of my life (but don't tell Speedbump's adopted daddy that!)

Mean!!! 'Bump is sooooo smart but sooooo mean!!!! I once had a vet try to send me away. Poor kitty had been vomiting for days yet he still had enough mean in him to scare the doctor ('bump looked like the cat from Pet Cemetary!) We had to sedate him for the doctor to even look at him. When he was a kitten I had to jump off of my bed at night - like when I was little and afraid of monsters - because he would wait under there to jump out and sink his teeth in my ankles. I actually had people tell me I should think of putting him down for being "vicious" (that would never happen, by the way - NEVER!!!) Once, I was petting a stray that was unaltered and I came back in the house. I guess Cheech still smelt the stray on me and he made the craziest noise. He actually charged me and climbed up my leg and torso. When he got to my neck he sunk a claw in and I pushed him off. I ran out of the room and shut the door. He kept head butting the door trying to get at me. I was bleeding so bad and I had four puncture wounds in my neck that lasted for a couple weeks and looked like I was bitten by a vampire. The point? Don't mess with the 'Bump!!!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Don't Mess With The 'Bump!!!

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 14th 2008 More than 8 years!

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my new crush

September 18th 2009 12:04 pm
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I think I have a little crush on Lulu. We have a lot in common and I think she's dreamy.



August 18th 2009 10:51 am
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It's my 6th birfday! I've had six happy years of bitting meowmie! It's been good times.


Meowmie's Venting

September 12th 2008 11:15 am
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OK, kitties. I don't want to upset any of my furriends who might have a different opinion so I want to make it clear that the following diary entery is based on what my meowmie thinks- NOT me!

If you live in the US then I want you to know some things before November about Sarah Palin. I've known the name for a while now as I am very into wildlife and care a lot about the protection of habitat and the lives of all animals. Sarah Palin has placed a "bounty" on wolves in Alaska. Even baby wolf pups are killed. She also encourages the government to drill in Alaska in places already designated for wildlife. I'm thinking of moving to Canada - can I? I cried when I found out McCain picked her. Are we in the dark ages? Here's more info:

"As governor, Sarah Palin...

Proposed paying a $150 bounty for the left foreleg of each dead wolf.

Approved a $400,000 state-funded propaganda campaign to promote aerial hunting.

Introduced legislation to make it even easier to use aircraft to hunt wolves and bears." (this is from Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund)

Does any of this make anyone else want to cry? What is wrong with this person? Planes make animals easy targets. Sorry, Sarah. It doesn't make you a "tough, gun- totin' American." It actually makes you just as sad as whoever shot the poor stray cat (laying in my spare room right now - paralyzed) with a pellet gun. Hurting animals for fun isn't cool, Sarah - serial killers start out doing that. Are you doing it for food, Sarah? Do you eat wolves and bears, Sarah? If so, I could understand that. Alaskans have to eat, too. Although, I seriously doubt you're eating them - maybe just putting their heads on your wall for decoration?

I am so proud to be an American. Our forefathers worked so hard for what we have today. People's children are dying overseas for this country - a silly war started by a silly man that people here fought and gave their lives for us to have the right to elect. So we, the majority, made a mistake. That's alright. But isn't it wrong not to learn from our mistakes? Are we going to repay the founders of this great nation for our right to vote by making another mistake and electing another moron (or, at least, someone who isn't bright enough to know they are choosing a moron to run with them?)

I know a lot of people will have a problem with what I just wrote. I do not want to offend anyone. I'm sure everyone reading this is, in some way, an "animal person" (or else you wouldn't be on this site!) I might just be a little more of an animal person then most and I want anyone who does care a lot about animals to know these little facts before election day.

I apologize if I said anything too mean or if I made anyone angry. However, I have just as much of a right to think it and say it as anyone else has to disagree with me. I'm lucky to live in this country and have that right. I wish we had advanced so far as to say that the animals who make their homes here had the right to live their lives without any added troubles as well - life can be hard enough for any animal, human or otherwise, without us going out of our way to make it worse.

You can see more at:


(it's graphic and it actually shows the aerial hunting of wolves)

Anyway, Speedbump in no way endorses this message, so don't be mad at him about that. (there are many other reasons to be mad at the 'Bump such as, "Ouch! That hurts when you bite me, you big jerk!")

Everyone take care. Oh, and use the information in this rambling for good and not for evil!

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