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"It's my birthday!"

Home:Chicago, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

shoulder surfin on Momma

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"shoulder surfin on Momma"

all tuckered out

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"all tuckered out"

my turn on the new cat tree

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"my turn on the new cat tree"

what? huh? you were saying?

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"what? huh? you were saying?"

posing on the screened porch

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"posing on the screened porch"

I love my brudder

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"I love my brudder"

this is me about a week after Mom found me. I ma still kinda scrawny.

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"this is me about a week after Mom found me. I ma still kinda scrawny."

Hey, it

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"Hey, it's nap time! shh"

my serious side

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"my serious side"

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Special Gift Box:
The family of  ♥Sam, Mr D - D'boat #19, Raza and Baltster 1990 ~ 2011
Smiley Cassanova

Tig, Tiggie-two, Tiggie-pop, Mistah Kittay, Tigamatoodles,Capt Crookshanks La Tig

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Cat News Blogpet tag recovery servicecute funny pet photos and videos
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 3rd 2008

May 1st 2008

Spotted Tabby

Mom's fuzzy purple robe/fuzzy blanket. To sit on the screened porch, and to jump up on any available surface. A high shelf is seen as a challenge. He loves to go for walks on his leash.

When Mom won't take me OUT! if there is one of the outdoot kitties in MY YARD

Favorite Toy:
Da Bird. I climbed to the top of Mom's closet to get to it! scratchers & catnip

Favorite Nap Spot:
I took over a basket on top of the filing cabinet in Mom's office - so she can no longer use it. I also have discovered how to get into the ceiling in the basement and I like to sleep up there next to the heat vent. Anywhere I can curl up in a box!

Favorite Food:
tuna & turkey and I must confess, I like to get a taste of Mom's oatmeal and one tsp of milk when Mom has cereal.

I can open the closet door, & I try to turn the knob on the back door to go on the screen porch. I also like to drag towels, placemat, or blanket through the house & stash them behind the couch.I tried to drag a king size comforter up the basement stairs


Arrival Story:
My son had heard meowing a few days earlier outside his window. We were outside one morning and saw little legs under our truck. We have a few feral cats around, so we were surprised when I called out & he came running! he meowed & rubbed on our legs and purred so loud he almost fell over. He was a filthy scrawny mess. We fell for him instantly and I took him to the vet, he had fleas, a respiratory infection and his eyes were infected. But after a few months of meds, good food & lots of love, he has grown into a wonderful kitty.

I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and am on medicine which I take like a good boy. I survived a bladder blockage 2 times. My heart actually improved & I am doing great!

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Knead softly & carry a big purr

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Red Needs Power of the Paw

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 28th 2009 More than 6 years!

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Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

the sounds of.....crickets chirping

August 14th 2015 4:07 pm
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I don't even think I can hear that around here anymore.....I sure hope things are closer to getting fixed....I miss everyone, and it is not so much fun when there is no news or anything.....

have a good weekend...


help the black kitties!

August 11th 2015 10:05 am
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I am also posting this through the other kits pages - sending out a plea to help a whole bunch of black kitties in trouble!

A vacated hoarder's home in the Chicago area was found to have close to 100 kitties in it - looks like most of them are black or tuxies. We all know it is so much harder for black kitties. (I have a special spot in my heart for a little black cat) Tree House Humane Society, Paws Chicago & Chicago Animal Control have been trapping the kitties, as they are boarding up the house today. Now they say they will not board it up until they are positive that there are no kits inside. Tree House has about 70 of the kits, but they are looking for foster help, adoption help, and surely monetary help.
Tree House is a very good place - they are big with TNR & they have a Community Cat placement too. The kitties look to be reasonably healthy as the man that had lived there was trying to feed them even after they foreclosed his house & now it is unhabitable. While I would love to foster, with 4 inside & a colony of 7, I cannot, but I will be sending some extra funds to help. (I am already a Member of Tree House & Paws)
The goal is to keep these lovely house panthers from being put down - as you know many ferals are. That is why they are awesome, cause they will take a feral group & place them in an area for rodent control or for barn cats. They are spaying/neutering/chipping & vaccinating all these babies. Please help if you are able! Here is their website



miracles and loss part 2 of 2

July 26th 2015 4:07 pm
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Part 2
I come here because you will understand. Those of you that are still around anyways. Yesterday, I was on my way to a friend's house for a birthday party with my Mom. I turned the corner, literally about a block from my house, and I saw her. My Mom whispered "it's one of ours isn't it" My wish to never see another one of my colony dead...was not to be. It was Scaredy. I could not-would not leave her there on the street. I walked over there with the lid from a case of paper & a towel. I picked her up and carried her home in the box lid. I talked to her the whole time, even though I knew she could not hear me. She was dead. I will not get into details, but to say it was head trauma that did it. God I hope it was quick, because I cannot say if it was painless. I dug a grave behind the garage, and placed her in there with the towel and fixed her paws so she looked to be sleeping. I petted her - I was never able to, as she was the most skittish. I told her how sorry I was and that she was loved and would never be hungry again. I finished burying her & placed a small cross of sticks over her grave. That was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. The Dad was not here- or he would have helped me. My Mom wanted to help me - but I said no - not only did I have to do this myself, but it would not have been good for her & I didn't want her to see Scaredy dead. I keep trying to push the image of that from my head and picture her as I last saw her waiting for dinner.
Let me tell you about her...
Scaredy was just that, very scared, very feral. She was a lovely dilute tortie with black feet & tail, and black tabby marks on her face. She looked like a fox, and had huge amber eyes. She always sat there looking at me with her head tilted.She had a tiny high pitched meow while waiting for her dinner. Finally not very long ago, she would take food from my hand. It was an accomplishment. In another life, she would have been a very sweet housecat. I want to think of her this way, and know she is at peace. I did my crying, and wanted to share with you - I know you all understand.

Rest in Peace my Scaredy kitty - and watch over the Minions and The Quartet.

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