Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Rosie , a female Domestic Shorthair

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Home:West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Rosie

little madam, sweety pie

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

May 20th 2008

Black and White

Food and warmth at the moment.

She doesn't really have any.

Favorite Toy:
She loves a catnip mouse I gave her.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere and everywhere!

Favorite Food:
Mostly dried food - Hills and Iams.

Just being very cute!

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Rosie belongs to someone in the neighbourhood but is never allowed in the house and was outside in all the bitterly cold weather, ice and snow. She discovered our cat cabin and was sleeping in there - then one day I came home from shopping and found her on the rug in front of the fire - she had found our cat flap which is open for a few hours each day.

I have found out that Rosie had kittens when she was only about 5 months old but they all died. A friend of mine lives near where she came from and said she was outside all the time when she was pregnant and thinks the kittens died because she was never in the house to feed them. She's been with us for about 2 weeks now and no-one has bothered to look for her. She never goes out of our garden and spends most of her time in our house now, as if she's worried that if she goes out she won't be able to get back in. Unfortunately she's now in season and I would love to get her spayed but if I do and her owner finds out I may be in trouble, so for the moment all I can do is feed her and give her shelter. There are rumours that her owner is moving because of trouble from her landlord, so I'm just hoping that she moves and leaves Rosie so I can have her spayed and find her a loving home. I just can't afford to keep her myself as I have 12 cats already. She's very loveable and my cats mostly ignore her - just Justin plays with her.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
I'm a proper little madam!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Blue ribbon rosette "best in show"

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 22nd 2009 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Alfie - DB
#37a - Dearly
Albie - DB
#37b - Sweet
Lucy - Mum's
Sweet Angel
Jack DB #37c
- Mummy's
Queenie - much
loved angel
MinkyCathy - Mum's
Sweet Angel
Gwinny - Sweet
SnowyBlackieJustin -
Pippa - In
Loving Memory
Tigger -
Minky IIPoppet - DB
#37d - deeply
Vivaldi DB
#37e - Sweet
Annie - In
Loving Memory
RANI - loved
Trixie (1979 -
Tommy -
Edward -
I.T. #57

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Very Late 2nd Birthday Thankyous!!

June 1st 2010 11:06 am
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First I must apologise for the time it'staken me to thank my friends for their lovely messages and gifts for my 2nd Birthday.

I blame it on my typist!! She's been very busy with human family, trying to get used to the new Catster and is complaining that the white background hurts her eyes when she types a lot on it!!

I had a lovely birthday with my favourite Gourmet Gold turkey pate for supper and mum gave me a new catnip mouse!! Within 10 minutes I'd taken off its tail and whiskers and nearly chewed it to a pulp! MOL. I get so excited when I get a new toy - mum says it's 'cos I didn't have any when I was a kitten!!

Thankyou so much to my friends for my lovely gifts:

Roger, Humphrey and Greta for my beautiful birthday cake and rose.
Lil' Muppet, Nakita, Sampson, Chico, Armani and Krikit for the delish pink cupcake.
Tilly for the pretty tulips.
Dusty Miller for the lovely rose.
Hazel Lucy for the delicious lemonade.
Sylvester (my look alike) for the rose.

Mum says now I'm 2 years old I shouldn't be as naughty and mischievous - Hasn't she heard of the terrible Twos!! MOL.



Whoopee! I've been Valentine tagged!! Sort of!

February 13th 2010 8:30 am
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I wasn't tagged first actually but, 'cos my brofur Alfie had already been tagged, our lovely friend Jake said I could play instead!

Here I go:-

1. Do you have a Valentine?
No I don't - nobody's asked me! Mum says it's because I'm too naughty and would be a handful for anyfur to cope with!

2. If not... do you wish you did? ... Is there anyone particular?... Or would you rather be single? ...Why?
My Valentine would have to be someone like me who understands I'm not naughty at all, I just like to help my mum organising everything in the house - the laundry, dirty dishes which I lick to clean, making sure my brofurs and sisfurs can get out of the catflap with a helping hand when they go out (smack on the bottom), re-arranging the flowers in mum's vase, organising ornaments and lots lots more. My work is never done!
I think Newman would be the one for me but his mum says he can't date until he's 21 years old - so I guess I'll just stay single!

3.What's your favorite Love Song?... Who sings it?
"I love you like a fat kid loves cakes" by 50 Cents. Mum says that's not very romantic but it is to me 'cos I just love my food!

4.What would be a Perfect Valentines Day for you?
A yummy supper, perhaps tuna, turkey or chicken and a few tummy rubs from Mum. I like her to rub my tummy but if she tries to kiss it I get my smacky paws out! I don't like kissing at all!!



August 29th 2009 6:05 am
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Whoopeeee!! I'm staying with my mum and she's finally decided to keep me! My title has gone from 'Temporary Resident' and 'Permanent Resident???! to ROSIE - NAUGHTY BUT NICE!!!!.

I'm so pleased as I just love my mum and living here. I told her I'm going to try to be more nice than naughty in future - that's if I can! MOL.

From Rosie's Mum:-

Yes, I've finally caved in and decided to let Rosie stay here - she's still more naughty than nice but the other cats are more accepting of her and Justin (who she plays with) really approves of her - they're partners in crime!!! That aside, I'm very fond her and have come to an arrangement with a friend of mine. Here's the story below:-

Doreen, a very good friend of mine fell in love with Rosie after she'd seen her quite a few times and decided to adopt her. I was over the moon as Doreen lives quite near and I could keep in touch with Rosie. Doreen's much-loved cat Penny died about 18 months ago and she said she could never replace Penny and didn't want to. Penny was a beautiful black long-haired cat I fostered when her owner died. She was 8 years old when she went to live with Doreen and lived to the ripe old age of 20!

When the Cat Rescue group closed down in my home town, all the foster cats except one were living in the house and I subsequently adopted them as they were deemed unhomeable and no-one even came to look at them with a view to fostering. Pippa was the only one living in the outdoor rescue house when the Cat Rescue came to dismantle it. Pippa was totally feral and I was worried where she would sleep. Doreen came to the rescue and insisted on buying a home for Pippa -hence the beautiful outdoor cat cabin (or Pippa's house as I call it!). Pippa lived in there for 2 months - until Guy Fawkes night - when she flew through the cat flap and into the house, terrified by the fireworks. She then stayed in the house (just going out occasionally) until she died in her sleep 6 years later. By then she was adorable and a very happy and much-loved cat.

When Rosie had been spayed and vaccinated and was ready to go to Doreen's, Doreen received a bombshell!! Her son and daughter-in-law, who had lived in Spain for 20 years, were coming back to Yorkshire for good and wanted to stay with Doreen for about 12 months until they bought a house of their own. They have a much-loved dog, who, despite them trying, is not at all cat friendly, so Rosie could not go to Doreens. Doreen was really upset as she'd so looked forward to having Rosie, but it was not to be. Even when her son had a new house he would still be visiting.

Doreen came up with a proposition. If I kept Rosie and she could visit her often, she would pay for Rosie's keep and any future vet bills.

So now, the naughty little Rosie is staying here furever!! The only time she's really naughty now is at feeding time - she would fly at the other cats and try to pinch their food and hiss at any who dared to come within 4 feet of hers. I solved this problem by buying her a small dog crate. I feed her first in the crate, then the other cats can have their supper in peace!! She actually loves her new little 'house'. There's just enough room for a comfy bed, food and water. When all the other cats have been fed, I let Rosie out so she can use the litter pan. She then goes in her little 'house' and sleeps in there all night (with the door open). In the daytime she often goes in there for a sleep too and considers it her own little place. It was so funny the other day, a friend of mine called and put her handbag on top of Rosie's 'house' and Rosie shouted at her and stared at the handbag. My friend had to take her handbag off immediately - Rosie then gave a little chirrup and laid on top of her house with her arms stretched out in front and purred and purred!! She's such a character and lots of fun!

She's so affectionate and adores people. She makes it quite clear that visitors must admire and pet her as soon as they arrive. If I go out shopping or anywhere, no matter how long I am, Rosie greets me like a long lost friend when I get home and is so pleased to see me back. She purrs and quivers because she's so happy. After an initial love, she now realises that her siblings need my attention too, especially Alfie who's very attached to me, and she steps aside. Something she didn't do at first - she would push her head into my head when I was trying to stroke and make a fuss of the others.

In the end, "the best laid plans of mice and men" do not come to fruition as I was so determined that I would not keep Rosie when she had recovered from her infection and operations. However, I think Rosie had other ideas!! MOL.

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