Age: 12 Years Sex: Female
|Home:West Lafayette, IN ||[I have a diary!] |
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Black and White
Being left alone
Baby kitty jumping on me when I want to nap
My fuzzy cat nip mouse
Favorite Nap Spot:
on top of my kitty condo
I love to lick people and clean them - I guess I am a natural groomer
Winston is a black and white maine coon. She came to me while I was outdoors, planting some pepper plants, in my back yard. It was July, and we were in the grips of a heat wave. I just started planting when this black and white fuzz ball came from behind my house mewing at me. She cautiously approached me and allowed me to pet her. The first thing I noticed was how she felt like a puff of hair - and I immediately went inside to get some milk and water. At that time, I did not have any pets, so I did not have any cat food on hand. I had to feed her something, so I cooked up some ground turkey and fed it to her. I orginally tried to have her as an indoor/outdoor cat (as she really wanted to remain outdoors), until one evening she came home bleeding. Upon further inspection - I discovered that her neck was ripped open. I took her to the animal er, they decided not to stitch her up but gave me some cream to put on her wounds and some medication - so it would not get infected. Ever since then, she has been my indoor cat and she is the Queen of the Felines in my home. I am always amazed that a beautiful animal, like this, would be a stray animal. I figure someone's loss is my gain.
Winston is small for her age and her breed. The vet feels this is do to being malnurished throughout her developing years and early adulthood.
The Vet, and I, also think she was abused by a man/boy during these early years. If a strange male (human) comes into a room, where she feels she cannot escape, she will hide under furniture or cower in a corner. She then starts to tremble and she is so traumatized by the "unknown male person" that she starts to vomit.
It took her 2 years, of constant exposure, to finally get used to my boyfriend, Joe - where he can pet her - and she does not react like she is being tortured or traumatized.
Such a beautiful kitty, yet a real cautious and untrusting personality.
I think the only reason why she trusted me, when she first came to me, was that she was exhausted, over heated, thirsty and hungry - so she took a chance, which I am glad she did.
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January 21st 2009 3:02 pm
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Sometime, over the weekend, I lost my "Meow".
I am not a loud meower, I have a dainty little meow and I love to speak to Mom whenever I want to be loved and petted.
Sunday morning, when Mom woke up and went into the kitchen to prepare our breakfast - I opened my mouth to Meow - and a squeak came out! I tried again - and instead of a Meow - another squeak came out. I was frantic - and I went upstairs to see if, somehow, a kitty can actually lose their Meow by dropping it somewhere. I looked under the blankets, in the boxes, even under Lizzy's toys (I thought for sure that dog took my meow) - but no luck - no Meow to be found.
Then I thought - maybe it went on vacation? I am sure Meows get tired too - and sometimes have a nice escape - to kick back and relax on a sunny beach.
Mom had other ideas.....
Dr Heather (**Angel**) was here today - and Mom had Dr Heather check me out too - as my Meow has not yet returned. Per Dr Heather's examination - it appears that I have, quite simply, a sore throat - kitty laryngitis -if you will. But - Dr Heather did tell Mom if my Meow doesn't return in a week or two - that she would have to sedate me and put a scope down my throat to see if there are any polyps that developed, or something else, that has strangled my Meow.
For now - we are treating it as a sore throat.
I sure do miss my pretty Meow - and I am anxiously awaiting it's return.
January 2nd 2009 3:20 am
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2009 has proven to be a joyous time for me and my family.
We started the new year off in a very special way, with attending the ceremony that united my Brother, Skinner, and his Girlfriend, Chelsea Louise ~ as Husband and Wife.
It was a Heavenly Wedding - one that I shall not forget as long as I live. The Bride was absolutely beautiful and radiant. My brother was glowing with pride and love for his beautiful bride.
I never thought I would see this moment - where Skinner would be healthy enough to get married. I wiped kitty tears from my eyes - as the Bride and Groom proclaimed I DO.
Coming back down to earth - I thought it could not get any happier. We found out that today, Binx (my Baby Brother) is one of Catsters Daily Diary Picks!
My heart is bursting with joy and pride for both of my brothers.
2009 really has gotten off to a glorious start!
December 27th 2008 6:39 pm
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We have been so busy as of late, that we have not had a chance to sit down and paw out our thoughts and the goings on at our house.
We had such a lovely Christmas - thanks to all our wonderful friends that sent us gifts. It really was special to Skinner - he has never received so many gifts, nor felt so special and loved in his life. He was in shock the entire time Mom kept pulling out gifts for him.
Purrs cannot express how deeply touched how my family, and myself were, by the outpouring of love for Skinner. It was truly a special Christmas.
To add to our special Christmas - we added a new family member on December 23rd - the day before Christmas Eve.
I am so proud to introduce you to my new baby brother BINX!
He is a bundle of energy and love. He is a very gentle boy that would not hurt anyfur or anyhuman. He sure has a huge purr box on that little body of his - why I can hear him clear as a bell when he starts his motor!
It was truly a Christmas to remember - and with my deepest Gratitude - I thank every one of Skinner's friends for the beautiful gifts and thoughts of love and Kindred Kitties for letting us add our beautiful Binxy boy to our family.
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