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"I love my trankie blankie, and I love you too Auntie Hazel Lucy!"
Age: 9 Years Sex: Female Weight: 8 lbs.
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"I'm all about Calvin "
"I'm a very thoughtful girl"
"No more photos!"
"Me and my bratty brother"
"In thoughtful mood"
"really loving my blankie!"
"I didn't know Tyler for long, but we really liked each other"
"Relaxing in the office"
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"my Sunday pose" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Today is my Birthday!
Leave a treat for Bonnie
Special Gift Box:
Bonnie-Boo, Back Yard Bonnie, one half of "The Gangsters"
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March 15th 2008
Being loved, catnip, chasing live prey
The other cats, except for Clyde
Live rats and other local rodents
Favorite Nap Spot:
At the moment on the sofa in the office, or on the bed while indoors; behind the hot tub while in the garden
Anything - although Fancy Feast goes down very well
Catching prey and presenting them as gifts; growling the other cats into submission
indoors and outdoors
This is one of those twist-of-fate stories! One morning, back in early June 2008, two gorgeous little tabby kittens appeared at our back gate. They were about 3 months old and we had no idea where they came from. One was clearly female, the other male, and it was the little girl who was the braver of the two, always leading her brother cautiously around the garden, trying to keep him out of trouble. My husband named them Bonnie and Clyde and we added them to the daily feeding routine. We later found out that the two kittens had been rescued from a dangerous road by the next door neighbors, who thought that dumping them in the garden was adequate rescue...
In the middle of June while I was away at a conference in DC, Bonnie disappeared. Only Clyde showed up for supper and my husband was frantic. He and the neighbor searched every where to no avail. When I returned home, I scooped up Clyde and brought him inside to be a part of our family, thinking at least I had managed to save one. We searched for Bonnie for a while, but eventually we realized she must have been taken by another animal, perhaps hit by a car, or HOPEFULLY picked up by some kind people...
Fast forward a few months to the Fall, and as we were out looking for the errant Katrina one evening (whistling for her as usual) a
"stranger cat" came running across the street straight towards my husband. It was Bonnie, half grown and pretty as a picture! We couldn't believe our eyes, but there she was after all this time, complete with a collar and bell. We were so happy to know that our hope that she had been found by kind people had indeed been her fate.
We soon found out that Bonnie had been adopted by four male students who were renting the house across the street from us. While we had our reservations about the students taking proper care of her, we were content that she was at least safe and our neighbor to boot. However, Bonnie didn't seem content with the status quo and spent most of her days on our front porch or in our back yard. One of the students came a couple of times to pick her up and take her home, and one of these times she disappeared for two weeks. We assumed she was kept indoors during this time, and hoped it was because they were having her spayed. Then, as soon as she was let out again, she came straight back across the street! She never seemed to spend any time at her house, was at our door at 5.30 in the morning, and at midnight. I saw how thin she was getting and once again added her to the feeding routine. I couldn't tell if she had been spayed or not, but she never came into heat so hoped for the best. We resolved to talk to the students when we next saw them...
Then, one day in February, a moving van came and parked across the street. Before the end of the day the students had gone, and Bonnie had been left behind. She officially became Back Yard Bonnie that night, but it wasn't until Missy went to the Bridge on Feb 18 that I decided to give her her very own Catster page. Within days she went into heat, and I knew that the students had probably never done anything for her other than treat her as a novelty that wore off in all too short a time. Now she is officially part of our family - which was probably how it was meant to be from the very beginning. Now she has been reunited with her brother Clyde, and I swear they remember each other from their early days together. Since the middle of June 2009 - a year to the day since we found her - she has chosen to come inside the house and treat it like her own. Welcome Bonnie!
Bonnie is sweet, lovable, pretty, independent, and capable of growling every other cat into submission (except Clyde: he is her SLAVE regardless!) When she spends time indoors, she rules the roost, and comandeers Clyde's attention and all the toys, much to the ruling princess Katrina's chagrin.
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I\\\\\\\'m a Little Gangster
I've Been On Catster Since:
|Pet Portraits by my mum Jill Jones:|
|February 19th 2009
||More than 8 years!
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March 15th 2011 12:47 pm
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Today is my third birthday...
Mum can't believe it's almost three years since she found us in the garden. If you know my story, you'll know that I didn't always live here (I wanted to, and eventually got my way as I do with most things!)
But I have now been the official #4 Cat in the household for over two years, and I live a very sweet lifestyle. And because today is my birthday, I have the entire bed to myself to snooze on. Even Clyde knows better to leave me alone today (he's celebrating his birthday in the office, snoozing on the couch).
So my friends, happy birthday to me, and I hope it's as good a day for you as it is for me!
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