Domestic Shorthair/American Shorthair
Picture of Sukah, a male Domestic Shorthair/American Shorthair

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Home:Somerville/Boston, MA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 18 lbs.

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Sweet boy, Cutie

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
May 15th 2004

May 15th 2002

Black and White

to play, especially with the "bird" (feathers on a stick) ; catnip;his bed blanket; finding and playing with my stretchy hairbands wherever they may be; to go exploring in the park next door when there are no dogs around; and greeting friendly neighbors

unsolicited tummy rubs, not being the center of attention

Favorite Toy:
his "bird" and most things that move

Favorite Nap Spot:
on a comfy cushion in the window or high up on his indoor tree

Favorite Food:
Chicken and Cat greenies (also lots of interest in whatever I'm eating)

he plays 2 paw tag, he brings me his favorite toy when he wants to play and he's excellent at "hide and pounce"


Arrival Story:
I first set eyes on this lovely little boy on a walk with a friend in May of 2004. He was stretched out on some old leaves and gravel along an old fence that housed an abandoned garage. I called to him and he winked and nuzzled the fence wanting to play. He came from behind the fence and let me pick him up and hold him and he and I had an instant connection or perhaps reconnection. My friend and I checked around and learned that he had been living in the neighborhood on the streets for over a year and people would feed him but no one took him in. We decided that we'd try to find him a home and I stayed with him while my friend borrowed a carrier from a vet who was close by. We set the carrier down and opened the door and he walked right in and ultimately into my heart. The week before we found each other, I had a friend's cat in my home for the weekend, and as I cared for him it occurred to my heart that I could give a cat a home (my slight asthma and allergies seemed to make it impossible before) and the following weekend Sukah appeared. I continue to be awed by the presence of this incredibly bright and soulful being.

At our first doctor's visit in May '04, the vet. said that Sukah was about 2 yrs. old and I also learned that he has FIV, but he's very strong and otherwise healthy and so happy and playful, and I will do everything that I can to keep him that way. The first time that I took him outside (on his leash) he was so afraid that I was going to abandon him (which is probably what happened to him before) and he wanted to go right back inside. So early on I kept assuring him that I'll never leave him and that he will always have a home with me. And the next time out on an excursion to the little park next door he explored and ran around, enjoying the grass and the sun, and then suddenly just dropped by my feet and was rolling around, licking his paws and my leg just letting me know how grateful and happy he is to be home. Sukah is a warrior (and I have the scars to prove it : ) ) , but he is also a little love bug and everyday he opens up and trusts a little more. I went away for about 5 days and although I had a cat sitter who took care of him and he has had sitters before, this trip was longer and I was more concerned about leaving him. He waits for me in the window everyday when he knows I should be coming home, and I was just imagining his heart sinking a little more each day when I didn't arrive. When I got back I rapped on the window but he didn't come, and as I turned the key for the door I heard a sad little meow. I went in and picked him up and gave him a big hug and told him how much I missed him, and now every day when I come home he climbs up and wants to be greeted in the same way. Such a cutie!!! His name comes from the sanskrit "sukha" which means "ease" and "happiness" and God willing that will continue to manifest!!!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Let's Play

The Groups I'm In:
20 lbs and over Club

The Last Forum I Posted In:
In Loving Memory of MILO

Best Friend:

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 9th 2004 More than 11 years!

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

2006 Valentine's Day Party!
See me in Catster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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A Day in the Life by Sukah

Today is my Birthday - ta da da da da da da da!!!

May 15th 2007 7:30 am
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Well I can't believe that I haven't written anything for a whole entire year. I've been very busy - there is always so much to do and look at, in between answering the calls from my various napping spots throughout the day. Mom was away and left me with her sister who's visiting so I had the task of trying to bond with my cousin Harry and my auntie for a few days without her ( pssst, by the way, Harry's Mom fed me lots of yummy food that I don't normally get, but it will be our little secret). It took a little doing since Harry is a doggie and a puppy to boot, but after a few hisses and growls to set him straight as to who's the boss, we're doing OK. Mom brought me back some fun toys too - and I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of my Birthday - I'll let you know.

winks and purrs,


Birthday Box Fun!!!

May 10th 2006 11:26 am
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Wow, it has been a while since I've written, you see I have such a busy schedule with all the stretching, and sleeping, and prowling and greeting that I do all day. . . But anyway, I'm excited because my birthday is coming up on the 15th (I'll be 4) and I already got my birthday present. The loud buzzer sounded one night late last week and startled me, and when Mom went out she came back in with a really big box that was delivered to our home. Of course, the first thing that I did was to leap on top of it, 'cause it had to be for me (isn't everything?!). So then Mom saw me up on the big box and decided to show me what was inside - it was a great new tree to hang out on. Mom pulled it out and I of course immediately went to check out the space that it left inside the big box. Mom was calling me over to try out the tree but to tell ya the truth I was still really enjoying my facinating big brown box - can you blame me?

Purrs and winks,


Purrrfect Friends

June 21st 2005 1:41 pm
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Last night, there I was in my window enjoying the view when I heared Mom calling. I didn't respond, but you see what she didn't realize is that I had company and I was busy being a good host. Just outside my window was a most lovely creature - fluffy white and with some golden brown - very cute - with a beautifully full tail. She came by to visit and we were just hangin' . Mom found me in the window with my tail batting excitedly from side to side, and so she poked her head near mine to see what I was looking at . My feline friend stayed a little longer and then had to go home - she just lives across the street - and I watched every graceful movement as she traveled back there. After that, Mom kept calling her my "girlfriend" PULEEZ - Moms can be so embarrassing sometimes - but I do hope my little friend comes by again real soon.

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