Likes: I lubbs to play with Fuzzy things and NIPZ Sacks!
Pet-Peeves: She doesn't like being held for too long.
Favorite Toy: Orange Fuzzy Spider
Favorite Nap Spot: In the closet between the Winter clothes chest and the t-shirts!
Favorite Food: Wellness Chicken and Taste of the Wild Dry food
Skills: She is a quick runner for a cat who has been caged for 17 months!
Arrival Story: Flower was abandoned/owner surrender to the shelter sometime in 2007. She was born on January 25, 2007 and had been in a steel cage since October 2007. She was thought to have ringworm so she was isolated and had no other kitty contact from that ime until now. She was diagnosed with ALOPECIA(a stress related skin disorder) of over grooming just last week.She was not spayed or given any testings until 1/22/09. Her shots were sporadic from 12/07 til we adopted her. Mommy headed over to the shelter as she had some toys to donate. Traveling in a circle from the beach to the farthest point east, was the shelter.She signed in, left the box of toys with the lady at the desk and proceeded to walk around and talk to the cats. There were some cats in the front all together and then she went to the darkest room where there were 4 cages,with cats in them~she looked at them all and saw this litle tabby cat(her weakness) all curled up in the corner of the cage~she did not react to her voice or to her fingers on the outside of the cage~she was either scared or had given upon life and the chance of a furrever home. When Mommy left,that night(Friday Night)she didn't sleep well at all~
She was going to take a walk on the beach and have breakfast somewhere along the way when she got up on Caturday morning. On her way to the beach pier, she kept thinking of that poor kitty curled up in that cold steel cage not having her freedom to play and be lubbed. She saw another kitty in the road who went to the Bridge~she turned her car around and drove to the shelter! She was gonna see about that tabby cat in the cage!
She got there when they opened and asked if she could go into the kitty room and play with the kitty. After a bit, she saw that the kitty was not at all interested in playing nor being held. She also noticed she was missing furr. She asked the lady and that's when she was told about the ALOPECIA. Hum, Mommy called Aunt Marina to look it up furr her. They talked and then Mommy told the lady she wanted this kitty they called LINDA!
It took hours furr Mommy to get the papers done and load the carrier in the car~Singing softly all the way to the storage unit for her bath and some ear meds and the big cage(she was gonna be in it til she went to the vets and got checked for her ears and all on Monday as Mommy called the vets when she left the shelter). She did well on the ride home and she did even better when she got inside!
Bio: Her ears were very infected with yeast and she was not spayed nor did she have her Rabies tags but had just had the shot! She went to the vets on that Monday for her ears(which are alot better now) and then again on that Wednesday for her spaying. She had an enlarged uterus when she was spayed, so she has had her share of sad things going on for awhile! She is slowly growing her furr back and she is on herbal meds to helpher adjust her stress level. We will have to see what helps along the way! She is a small kitty for her age and her claws are almost non existent in her tiny paws! She is a sweet little girl who has no meow but a hum about her!
I got a poem sent from a friend of my Secret Valentine today! hehehe!! It is a beautiful poem and made me blush!! Thank you Secret Admirer!
I'm in love with a kitty who is as sweet as can be.
Her name is Flower and can sting like a bee.
She's pretty and sweet and is as round as can be.
Her name is Flower and she is the kitty for me!!
I have received roses everyday!
2/5 Dear Flower:
Another rose for my beautiful Flower. I read your bio again and I was truely moved by your furmommy's compassion to your plight and her resign to help and love you. It just makes me love you more. Until tomorrow
2/5 "Dear Flower:
I will sent you a rose each day until Valentine's Day. I read your bio(thank you furmommy for telling her story) and love you more for what you have been through. You are very special to me!
S.A. - I'm glad you liked my poem"
I got a diamond!
2/6 "Dear Flower:
I was walking by a jewlery store today and this little gem caught my eye. Nothing is to good for my Flower. You are the love of my life and my special Valentine. I hope you like it!!!!!!!!
2/7Dear Flower: red rose
Another rose for my sweet Valentine. I've written you another poem and will have Bonnie send it to you like last time(through your pawmail). I hope you like it!! Have a wonderful Saturday sweet Flower.
Your Secret Admirer
2/7 Poem I received
Another poem just for you:
There were buds in a meadow waving in the breeze.
But one stood out it was my Flower to be.
She jumped through the meadow her beauty shone in the sun.
Her grey coat was like silver a glittering star in the sun.
My breath caught in my throat her beauty undone.
My Flower, my kitty, my true love was found.
2/8 A Red Rose
Hi Flower: Another rose for my sweet Valentine!! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and I'll see you tomorrow!! Love, Your Secret Admirer P/S I'll reveal my identity to you on Friday!!!!!!!”
2/9 A Red Rose
Dear Flower: Another rose for my beautiful Valentine. I'm working on another poem for you and will send it out tomorrow. Love, Your Secret Admirer”
I am so excited to see who my Secret Valentine is!
2/10 A Red Rose and a message
You are getting closer to finding out my indentity, I 've written another poem and will paw-mail like normal. Have a wonderful Tuesday my Valentine!1
Your Secret Admirer
I hope you enjoy this as it was written from the heart:
A kitty named Flower means the world to me.
Her story started out sad but ended happily.
She lived in a cage no human would come, but one day a person came to her cage and saw how sad her eyes portrayed.
A million stories those eyes could tell.
No one to love her hold her still.
The human saw compassion, wisdom and love.
And took kitty home to nurture and love.
She gave from the heart the love Flower needed.
She blossomed and grew to trust this human being.
The story ends nicely my Flower you see,
means so much, the world to me.
Thank you Miss Bonnie for being the go between!!
2/11 A Red Rose
In two days I can finally let you know who I am. I am getting so excited for the both of us. Have a wonderful Wednesday and I will talk to you tomorrow.
Your Secret Admirer
2/12 Red Rose
Good morning my sweet Valentine, I hope your enjoying your Thursday. ONE MORE DAY my love and you will know how your beauty, elegance, and sweetness stole my heart away. Til then...
With All My Love,
Your Secret Admirer
2/13 Rd Rse
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!! Your Secret Admirer is........
LEO FROM MESQUITE NV. Flower, you are absolutely stunning and make my heart beat faster than a drum. Will you be my Valentine?
With Much Love,
2/14 A dozen Roses
A dozen roses for my Valentine. For each rose petal represents a piece of my heart that belongs to you. You are so beautiful Flower and mean the world to me. I will love you always. Happy Valentine's Day!!
I am impressed by the chivalry and kindness! Thank you Leo!
I was tagged so I am new and have alot of things to teach my humans about me!! So here goes!
1) I climb on Mommy's lap at night and nip her hand to let her know it is time to goto bed and snuggle! I keep climbing on her until she follows me ato be dand gets under the covers!
2) I lubbs NIPZ! For being in a cage for so long, I certaintly have a NIPZ habit already!
3) I dig in the toy baskets for certain toys and won't give up until I have them all on the floor to pick from!
4)I love to eat chicken and tuna as a treat when I take my meds! I get it hidden in Mommy's hands after she treats my ears with my drops!
5) I an obsessed with the bath water and the bubbles make me growl when they go down the drain!I don't like the sponge at all!
6)I hum as I am walking around the house until someone(human or cat) talks back to me!
7) I am a really smart girl and even though I am small for my age(from being in a cage for so long) I stand up to my brothers who are alot bigger than me!!