SweetPea McGee, Lost 7/09

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Home:Cincinnati, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Swee'pea, Chickadee, Little Monkey, BRAT CAT

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Gray Tabby

To play with toys - tin foil balls, wadded up paper balls, pretend little mousies, anything on my desk

Don't make her be still or confine her anywhere! Don't cut her nails or clean her ears either!

Favorite Toy:
Anything lightweight and easy to bat around the floor. and Sascha, the dog - she's great to wrestle with!

Favorite Nap Spot:
Snuggled around my neck, or curled up on a gold thermal blanket.

Favorite Food:
Cheddar cheese! And leftover milk from the cereal bowl. And the dog's food.

She snuggles and wrestles with the dog! And I love how she rubs her face against mine to cuddle with me.


Arrival Story:
Someone found this darling in a DUMPSTER when she was only about 3 weeks old! They brought her into our vet, where I heard her screaming her lungs out about how HUNGRY she was. Since I was already fostering lots of other kittens for a rescue group, I brought her home and hand-fed her for a few weeks until she could eat on her own. By then, she thought I was the Mom-cat, and I was too attached to her to give her up! Although she gets along with all the other cats, she especially likes Sascha, the dog! They're darling how they cuddle and wrestle and play together.

She's a grey striped, short-hair tabby with buff-color eye liner. --> --> --> --> --> --> More great pics in SweetPea's album at http://community.webshots.com/user/evelynblack --> --> --> --> --> --> LATEST: She's been missing since early July, 2008 - I can't imagine not ever seeing her again; not knowing what's happenned to her. I have to hope that someone took her in and is treating her well and that she's living a good life somewhere else. *****An animal psychic tells me that she is fat and happy, now an indoor, only cat.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Here comes the Brat Cat!

The Groups I'm In:
♥Artistic Creations♥, "Just One Litter" Is Still Too Many, Flower Felines, Gray is GREAT!!!!!!, Terrific Tabbies

SweetPea went missing just before 4th of July fireworks, 2008; and we haven't seen her since. I looked for her, combed the neighborhood, posted flyers - but without success. . . . I certainly miss my Brat Cat.

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 29th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
Catster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

2006 Valentine's Day Party!
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

2005 Valentine's Day Party!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Black Magic

Lil' Foxy
Bijou (French
for Jewel)

Meet my Feline Friends
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Sweet nothings from SweetPea McGee

I helped with the Hurricane Katrina Animals

September 23rd 2005 1:30 pm
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I let my mom be gone for a really looong time; I had to stay at home with all the other kitties, the dog and our dad. She was off helping rescue animals abandoned and left behind in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. I helped because I was a good kitty while she was gone. ButI sure was happy to see her when she came home!!!

Here's my mom's story:

We spent several days of working/helping with the rescued animals at the Tylertown, Mississippi rescue site/encampment that Best Friends Animal Society has set up there. (About 100 miles north of New Orleans.) It was the most wonderful, miserable, fantastic, awful, incredible week spent with some of the most wonderful, generous, compassionate people -- I'm sure I won't ever be able to forget it.

A friend and I took a u-haul trailer full of donated supplies (a really big thank you to everyone who supported us with donations assistance and/or money - it certainly went to a very good cause.)
Every day, the rescuers (my heroes!) went off into the toxic sludge of New Orleans and each night, they brought in 20, 40, 60 dogs/cats/misc. small pets. Everyone would wake up and gather at the "Ellis Island" area to offload the animals. We would coax them out of their crates, loving and welcoming them even though we were always aware that they may be contaminated from the toxic areas they were rescued from. Some were so scared and traumatized that it just made you cry. Some were emaciated, burned, injured - but a lot of them weren't. They were walked and watered and put back into their crate to await the next day when they could be examined by vets, pictures taken for ID, and grouped into their new temporary pens.

And every day, in horribly hot and humid conditions, amid swarms of bugs, volunteers kept pouring in from all over the country. We fed, watered, walked, poop-scooped, and cared for all the dogs & cats and critters. We cleaned & sanitized mountains of crates so they could be used again for the next day's rescue efforts. We tried to keep from getting heat-stroke by drinking water/Gatorade/juice practically non-stop all day, and hosing each other down with the water hose. (The dogs had to be hosed down a couple times a day - it was just too @#&#@ hot!!!!!) We sorted and organized donated food and supplies. Some of the volunteers prepared sandwiches and sometimes a hot dinner (bless them). The vets and vet-techs worked to vaccinate and micro-chip the animals, and to tend their wounds and illnesses. It was both exhausting and exhilarating.

We cried tears of happiness whenever an animal was reunited with their people. Everyone cheered and teared and took pictures and wished them well - it was the best part of each day!

Then, each night, we'd fall into our sleeping bags and hope to get a few hours of sleep before starting it over again the next day. (It was extremely hard to sleep because of all the barking dogs and nighttime camp activity.) Regardless, my heart is still there with the wonderful volunteers and Best Friends employees who are continuing to take care of those poor, wonderful, and very-lucky-to-be-rescued animals.

PS - I took tons of pictures while I was there - and have them posted at http://community.webshots.com/user/evelynblack Scroll down to the albums titled "Hurricane Katrina".

(More info available at www.BestFriends.org)


Up from a dumpster

November 30th 2004 6:36 am
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When I was just a baby (only 3 weeks old), some degenerate sorry excuse for a human took me from my mother and THREW ME AWAY in a DUMPSTER. Good thing I had a loud voice - a good samaritan rescued me and took me to a vet's office where I was fed and then went home with my wonderful new mom, who bathed and bottle-fed me and took care of me until I could take care of myself.

My new mom gives me the best food and treats and makes sure I'm happy and healthy. I've got lots of other kitties to play with, and a sweet doggie - I think I've got it pretty good!

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