Daemon (in memory)


Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Daemon (in memory), a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Upstate, SC  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Demon, Wee-man, Dr. Demon, Chicken, Chicky, Putzy, The Geezer

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Badges:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-blind -cat rescue

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
hearing himself yowl (sounds like a Siamese!), getting petted and rubbing on people, sharing grooming with Khaki

Pet-Peeves:
being away from his people, Robie wanting to fight and play, food/water running low or not fresh

Favorite Toy:
he would bat at strings but he didn't play much, he was more of a lap kitty.

Favorite Nap Spot:
warm places - mom's lap, heating pad, computer equipment, etc.

Favorite Food:
fish and chicken cat food and treats

Skills:
always knows when a person is sick and comforts them

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
We had two 6-month-old kittens, one which we'd just adopted, when we saw this pitiful black kitty in the yard. He was starving, scared, and had several injuries. When he finally came up to us after about a month, we found he was declawed - amazing that he'd survived outside so long without claws! We nursed him back to health and worked with a rescue group. The best they could tell, he was 5-7 years old at the time and likely to have been mistreated due to his behavioral issues and injuries. :( We intended to foster him and find him a home, but we came to love him and he and Khaki (the 2nd kitten) became good friends, so he stayed. A daemon is a type of computer program that runs in the background on UNIX-like systems. It is usually pronounced demon, but some people say it like the boys' name Damon. He liked to hide in an empty computer case when he first began exploring our house, so we thought that would be a cute name.

Bio:
Daemon was always a shy and timid cat, most likely due to his rough beginning in life. However he made great progress with us, and has been a sweet, loving, and faithful friend. He would never leave the side of an owner who was sick, earning him the nickname "Dr. Demon". He was also the Food Bowl Monitor and would always let us know when they needed to be refilled, even if he wasn't hungry at the time. In his old age he became blind but adapted to it well, with a little help from his owners. Daemon passed away on March 23, 2009 at the estimated age of 17, we miss him very much! Strangely, the little-known computer daemon concept was used in the TV show 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' the weekend after Daemon passed away.

Forums Motto:
Got hand? Pet me!

Favorite Web Sites:
The Way of Cats Blog
Our Local Feral Cat Colony Program



I've Been On Catster Since:
March 10th 2009 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
967997


Meet my family
Robinton (in
memory)
Khaki (in
Memory)
FionaZoe (in
memory)
OscarTigger and Bat
Girl -
adopted!

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We Miss You, Daemon


Two Years at the Bridge

March 23rd 2011 5:10 pm
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Well, Daemon, I finally got those pawprints framed! They make a nice memento in our office where you spent your last days with me. I know you are not here, or buried in the woods where you first came to us...no, you are everywhere and your spirit lives on in countless other sweet kitties like you.

Love and miss you,
Mom

 

One Year at the Bridge

March 23rd 2010 7:25 pm
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Mom:
I wanted to create your diary on the exact date you went to the Bridge. We will never forget you, sweet Daemon. I can't believe it's been a whole year. I still miss your yowling, and how you would sit up on your back legs to be petted, and how you'd sleep next to Dad at night.

You were my inspiration to begin helping our neighborhood feral cats, and to care for foster cats and help them find homes. Your final illness taught and strengthened me for the many losses involved in those efforts, yet there have been many joys as well - just as I have good memories of you. I've learned more about cats and done more than I ever thought I could in the past year. I regret that you aren't here to benefit from all that I learned, but I promise to always remember you when helping other cats in need.

I never planned on adopting another cat so soon after you left us, but you knew what you were doing when you sent Fiona to us. I hope you get to enjoy Zoe's company where you both are. Oscar reminds us of you in some ways, and I wouldn't be surprised if you had a paw in sending those two our way, as well.

I'm still trying to figure out how to frame your pawprints and a picture, at least I found a shadowbox frame that I might use.

 
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