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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 Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!

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:
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Forums Motto:
Knead softly & carry a big purr

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

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May 1st 2015 12:48 pm
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Today is my birthday!! I am 7 years old. Wow time flies! It is a really nice day today in Chicagoland. I have been watching the different birds stopping at the feeder. Momma got these big blocks that fit into a cage thing and hang on the planter pole mmmprobably about 10 feet from the back window. Alside from the usual sparrows, we get chickadees, Mr & Mrs Cardinal, nuthatches, house finches, red wing blackbird, woodpeckers, and lately twice a day a big ol bluejay has been stoppin by. I was actually a very good boy, and slept through the night by Mom. No pacing or yowling. I go to the vet this month, and will get my annual heart tests. So Mom is going to speak to her about my pacing at night. I heard mention about some canned tuna for my birthday treat, so I am happy! I hope everyone has a good May, and a Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommas out there - doesn't matter if your kids have 2 or 4 feet, you are still a Momma!

from Momma:
My Tiggie-baby, my soul kitty, my sweet, loveable, aggrivating fur ball. How has 7 years gone by already? I almost lost you when you were only a year old, and I know I am over protective since. So far, your heart is holding stable, and I pray all the time that you will be with me a good long time. I know that each year you get older, things can turn, but I only want to focus on every day, and how healthy you are right now. My wish is to have you for a very long time.....at least 20 years ok my boy? I love the way you say momma, and that you cannot wait to get on my shoulders. We have a special bond that I will treasure always. Happy birthday to my bouncy-trouncy, bouncy-trouncy fun fun fun fun fun, most wonderful Tiggie. And yes, you are the only one.



April 21st 2015 5:12 pm
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We had a beautiful gorgeous lovely day on Friday - it hit close to 80, Ahh the sunshine, feeling frisky. Saturday not bad, Sunday not bad, well the bottom dropped out. It is FREEZING. sigh. Momma did get her flower pots set up on the front porch, and got the screened porch cleaned off & sprayed all my pee spots. Whaaaat? It is also very windy. All the petals blew off the pretty tulips. :( Other than that really, not too much going on. The dryer may have bit the dust. Momma hopes The Dad can beat on it a bit & get it to cooperate. Especially since we must get the new driveway put in this year. Don't wanna, but it is a must. The concrete is so badly broken it is becoming a safety issue. On Sunday, we were outside a bit, and man the birdies were singing! Momma heard redwing blackbirds (a whole flock was in the tree by the alley) chickadees, robin, house finches, and another one that she cannot figure out. Momma has a bird app on her phone, but trying to decipher without seeing it will take forever. They were all singing at the same time. We call it Nature's Symphony. Silly, but it is beautiful. HAPPY EARTH DAY tomorrow! If everyone recycles just one or two things, what a difference we can make! So remember - reduce, reuse, recycle!! Smitty recycled his food the other day....he ate too fast, and well you know, then he ate it again before Momma could stop him. ewwww the ultimate recylce. Peace Out!


ode to spring

April 9th 2015 3:55 pm
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Finally spring? are you here to stay? we have been getting little tastes of you, then the cold comes blaring back again. There are flowers poking their green little noses out of the ground. Momma finally saw a robin. And apparently one of the colony minions ambushed one while on our fence, and well, it was hanging there by it's foot and in the words of John Cleese "it's pushing up daisies" The Dad removed it from the fence. Maybe it just got it's foot caught & "left the building" but probably not.... Momma loves birds too, so it is hard when a cat does what it does - cat stuff. Especially when they all get fed and are like fat little goats. In other news.... Momma is so excited - there are some daffodils that have just been sprouting leaves only for years, and today Momma saw actual BUDS - real flowers! awesomeness! Things are ok round here. For another while we could not log on - there was a line across the home page. Does that happen to anyone else? We miss commenting on diaries so much. It feels so lonely this way. There hardly seems to be anyone left anymore.....but we are here for the long haul any how - even tho haven't been on too much lately. It got really damp recently, and poor Felix has been limping really bad. Momma got these glycoflex level 3 chewies for him to try. The thing is, no matter how much he must hurt some days, he is still cheerful to Momma. We got a new window shelf for the kitchen. Momma has to screw it onto the ledge though, cause she does NOT trust the velcro with Smitty's rather ahem muscley form of 14 lbs. I think she is getting another one so we can have them next to each other. The Dad took the plastic off the screen porch windows, so I can really sniff away. That is good & bad, cause that usually starts a whole spray/sniff/spray thing with me for week. Thank goodness for Natures Miracle. Oh and the red bottle is good for nothing she says. Gotta use the ultimate urine destroyer for cats. Momma says she should buy stock in that stuff. We did come across a couple of pee potions recipes to try, so maybe. Our birthdays will be rolling around soon. Time flies so quickly. I know that each year Momma is happy that I am still here & healthy, and also scared as I get older about my heart. One day at a time really - this is true for us all. Savor every day - even the rain is a gift. It rained pretty hard today, but now the birdies are chirping away. We even saw a blue jay on the seed block yesterday. I was chattering at him, but he ignored me..... Well take care my pals, talk soon!

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