Nicknames: Zippy the Wonder Dog, Baby Boo, Monkey Boy, Roley Poley, Little Guy
Birthday: May 4th 1999
Coloration: Brown Tabby
Pet-Peeves: Not being fed immediately upon demand
Favorite Toy: Toy mice
Favorite Nap Spot: The corner of the couch
Favorite Food: Wellness Turkey and Salmon
Skills: He can turn on the Robot vacuum cleaner; he can fetch
Arrival Story: It's quite a long tale (even though his tail is short!). We first adopted another bengal from the same cat show where we found Colorado. But that Bengal who we named Mindy, who we miss very much to this day, had complicated medical problems. The cattery arranged for Mindy to live with a woman who specialized in cats with special needs. A year later the cattery phoned us up and said you must come and meet my latest litter. When I saw Napoleon, so tiny, with that face, we fell in love. We wondered about his age. He looked no more than 3-4 weeks old. But the cattery assured us he was 11 weeks old. And we took him home where he lives and plays with us everyday. We are so blessed!
Bio: Napoleon's first few weeks were tough. After the first week his low weight shrunk even more, down to 1 lb. With high protein food from the vet, we got his weight steadily up. He suffered through 'failure to thrive syndrome. Once he recovered from that, he lived a healthy, playful, energetic life. He loved his toy mice indoors and his walks on a leash and car rides outdoors. He never lost his kitty character and spoke so much with his mouth and eyes, he seemed like a little person a lot of the time. Two years ago he developed IBD. He responded well to his course of prescription food and medicine until June of this year. By September pain overtook him and he passed on September 22, 2014 at the age of 15 years. I never met a kitty like him and he will remain forever in our hearts.
I am writing to thank you all for sending your kind thoughts to me and to Napoleon who resides more peacefully now but I expect he'll visit his old home one more time before we move.
I wanted Napoleon to respond to each of you but Catster is not cooperating at the moment so to the following: Ebony, Lily, Fave, Grace & family, Opie, Milo, Luigi & Smiley, Platelicker & family, Luke & family, Mac & family,Xena Princess Warrior & family, I thank you for your kind words that warmed my heart and made me feel that Napoeon was so appreciated by his friennds and you made me feel less lonesome in my grief for our Napoleon.
It is my hope to write you individually once Catster settles down.
It’s Sept 22nd, your First Anniversary. I supposed some would call it your Bridge Day, first or second I’m not sure. You’re in my heart always and in my mind every day. Every time I step outside, I see the places you and I walked together, the alleys, the parking lots, especially the one where you found a tree to climb. Remember when your leash wrapped around the tall branch. You became very calm as you saw me climb up the trunk a bit and let me untangle it. And what about our trips into the county side? You saw horses for the first time. You were excited about them from the vehicle but very shy when you were on the ground near them. And you were especially interested in the smells of the green grasses. You buried your nose deep as I tried to sway you elsewhere, not knowing what you’d find there.
Napoleon we had so many good times together that I have forgotten the behavior and sick times. Even though you had fifteen great years and all of them with us, I wish you were still here. Dad still says, “Don’t keep the door open or Napoleon will get out!” I regret the day we brought you into the vet for the last time. I feel we should have had more time together, maybe even 3 or 6 months. But that is not how things went down but it’s why I feel sad and even guilty. Having said that, I think you would agree, I felt your strong presence in our home for six months after you left because you had trouble leaving us as well. The first week, objects kept knocking over as if pushed. I will admit these occurrences are lessening. I didn’t tell anybody about them at first. Since then there continues to be an overall feeling of your presence. Perhaps both we and you are adjusting, putting things in perspective.
I love you so, Baby Boo, and always will. I’m not sure if I’ll ever stop crying over you. You were not just my beloved kitty. I never had a kitty who so understood and could communicate to me. You were my bestest buddy both inside and outside. I love you and miss you.
Stay with me, please.
Friends, thank you so much for visiting my page on my birthday. It was so nice and felt so good. You warmed this angel me. I was able to visit many of you but sometimes my computer froze or the gift box wouldn't load so if I missed you, I apologize. I so enjoy playing with you, my friends, many of you I see again in different groups and we play and laugh there as well. I really am so happy that you shared in my birthday celebration because you are so special to me and you made me and my Mum smile and smile! I'm so pleased Catster still exists even with its bumps. Hopefully we'll see a brand new site soon.
I hope this diary posts as no other has since last Spring.