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.
Lives Remaining: 8 of 9
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My latest profile pick says I have been on a lot of Road Trips this summer and I'm now going to tell you why. Many of my friends here at Catster are used to hot weather but we're unaccustomed to it. This summer the mercury hit 94 degrees and our usual too warm of a place melted the butter in 3 minutes! So my Mum decided to take me on rides in the afternoons in our air conditioned vehicle. At first, I went to parks. I think I told some about the squirrel. Since then I've chased many a bunny. One even teased me by running short distances so I'd catch up before he really took off. I was amazed!
Mum got the courage to take me into the county side. I even joined her for her "Friday Afternoon Escape Rides" which are bicycle rides that she leads. Come July her hurt need got worse so she started acting as a sag wagon for these rides and she took me along for company! I saw horses, cows and chickens for the first time. Often I stood up front to see such big critters. She always brought along my leash so I could walk along and eat the plants. NAW! She kept saying, "No eat!" as soon as my mouth touched a plant. Oh well, I tried.
By near the beginning of August, Mum broke down and bought an air conditioner. Now most of my outings are walking along outside my door which I love, too 'cuz I know I own that territory. There's no other cats to be seen, just plenty of cat owners always asking Mum how to get a kitty to walk on a leash. Hehe!
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As some of you know I have IBD but I only seem to have flare-ups about twice a year. I had some diarrhea in Dec which got fixed up in a few days by some sort of medicine and now I forge the name of it but it worked. This month I started having a ravenous appetite and losing weight. Now I take B-12 shots once a week for four weeks, then less often; I think B-12 shots make me tired. But who knows cuz I'm anxious about if Mum knows what she is doing. Hehe!
I am having more fun these days because of treks in the neighborhood and the visits to a park. Compliments I get from strangers don't hurt either, like "What kind of good lookng kitty is he and he can walk on a leash?" Mum responds that all kitties are good-looking but most don't like walking on a leash.
She and a friend took me to a park yesterday for the WHOLE afternoon. I had a blast! I chased a squirrel!