Little Bit

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Picture of Little Bit, a female Domestic Shorthair

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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 15 lbs.

cat in the bag

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"cat in the bag"

top cat

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"top cat"

Little Bit

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"Little Bit's first week with us"

Mephistos are so comfy!

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"Mephistos are so comfy!"

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

April 1st 2004

Tortoiseshell Smoke

Snoozing or getting a rub in bed with us.

getting her nails trimmed, going to the vet

Favorite Toy:
Her custom-made jewelry-wire fishing-pole toy (with grey pearl beads, of course).

Favorite Nap Spot:
In bed, between my husband and me.

Favorite Food:
Grape stems. Not a lot of calories, but so much fun chewing on them!

Brings "gifts" to our bed. Collars other cats lost, her toys, the roach sister Bassie killed, whatever.... Fetches when in the mood


Arrival Story:
A friend called on a Sunday morning and said she found some abandoned kittens and would we take one. So I said yes, of course. I asked for the "vocal one" because I had three other cats at the time and I figured the kitten would have to be vocal to get her way with them. And vocal is what I got! We picked the kitten up on our way to visit my sister-in-law. It wouldn't eat the canned food we brought, so we sent my brother-in-law to get some kitten milk formula, along with a bottle and nipples. My nieces spent the evening feeding it formula from a spoon. It ate some, but kept crying loudly. When we finally got home, I made it a home in a box, so it wouldn't get bothered by the other cats. It still wouldn't eat any canned food or formula. I was tearing my hair out as to what to feed it, and then it ambled over to the kitchen and started eating the grown cats' kibble. To this day, Little Bit is uninterested in canned food. I took the kitten to the vet the following day and got a surprise - it was female. All my cats at time were male and I just could not imagine a female. (But she is now top cat because of her strong will.) The vet thought she was about six weeks old and she was so tiny - just one pound - that's how she got to be "Little Bit". Never mind that she now weighs 15 lbs, she'll always be my "Littlest Bit." And she's not so vocal anymore - she knows her every wish will be fulfilled with just a look! Just sometimes, when her bowl is empty she'll sit her round tummy next to it, lift up her head, look into my eyes, open her little pink mouth and say "Eee, look at this empty bowl. Look how skinny I am. Can't you tell I haven't eaten in weeks?" And, of course, she gets fed.

It took me two years before I figured out that she's a tortie. She doesn't have a lot of orange and she is also a grey smoke, so the orange is not obvious, and maybe I was a bit oblivious, too. I should have know the little trouble-maker was a tortie! It shows up on her pictures better than in person, and even then you've got to look.

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Miami, FL, USA

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