American Shorthair
Picture of Cali, a female American Shorthair

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Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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The family of Timmy Tomcat DB #122a, Toby Tomcat Dreamboat #122b, Buddy-Budd da Blue, Inky Angel Dreamboat #42b, Angel Pee Girl and more!


Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

August 1st 2001


Catnip,Kitty Treats,hissing at Tigger,peeping out of the windows at people & things.

Tigger's little games,dogs,most everything else.

Favorite Toy:
Tinsel balls! She carries them around & actually sorts them by color!

Favorite Nap Spot:
Her cushy bed(Thanks to Mayhem & her Mom!)

Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken,Dry cat food(although she allegedly once stole an entire Thanksgiving turkey).

She can yawn & meow at the same time; can smack Tigger with her paw 3 times before he knows he's been hit,& the" Hiss of Death"!


Arrival Story:
Cali was rescued by her original Human after being thrown from an apartment window because they "didn't want her anymore". She stayed in the house when I bought it & now resides with me.

The photos do absolutely no justice to her eyes. They are Peridot green. I have a couple of Peridots,& they are a perfect match for her eyes. When she hunts lizards,she seldom kills them. She brings them in the house to show her Human,& when she meows at him,they escape into the house! The decibel level of Cali's purr is comparable of that to a small jet plane. Seriously! She's loud! She's very vocal & sometimes forgets to use her "indoor voice". She will yell her "meows" at you. Cali died on August 24,2014. Snowflake & I were with her to the end.

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An Occurrence at Rainbow Bridge....

May 24th 2015 9:07 am
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She awoke with a start. Instinctively her head hugged the ground,& her ears flattened. Slowly,warily,she gradually opened her eyes. This was decidedly not the place she had fallen asleep. She had been lying on a bed with her human & her young friend,the kit Snowflake. She had taken a few shallow breaths & fallen asleep. And now she found,wherever here was......
She gathered her courage & looked around her;first to the left,then right,then to the rear. She was in the middle of a green field,and there was a large rainbow glowing in the not-too-far distance. The air was scented with fresh grass,and the aroma of chicken,fish,& other good things to eat was perceivable as well. And if her no longer aged nose did not deceive her,she detected...catnip.
And that was another thing....her joints no longer ached,& she didn't feel that awful constant fact,she felt better than she had since she was a kitten. She absently groomed herself,& realized that her fur was once again soft & full. She tried her swatting paw,which had lately been slowed by was faster than ever. She arose,stretched,& froze with fear.
A figure was bounding toward her...a small one,& bounding....more floating;barely touching the ground. The tiny creature seemed to take one bound,then float for three. As it approached,she crouched,hissed,& readied her paw for swatting......suddenly she realized that she knew who this figure was.
It was the kitten named Burt. She had befriended him during his all-too-short lifetime,& now here he was,in this odd place. Except....except he was healthy,vigorous,& not dead,as he had assuredly been the last time she had seen him. There was something else about him she did not recognize....she was fairly certain...not positively certain,but fairly certain....that when he had passed away,he had definitely not had.....


The winged Burt-bird alighted next to her,purring & headbonking. He gave her whisker nuzzles & wrapped his little paws around her. She was thoroughly confused,which was no condition in which to experience what then occurred. From the direction of the rainbow,she saw a flock of more bird-cats,& as they drew near,she knew them as well. She had not met all of them in person,but she knew them. She saw Scaredy Cat,who had died even longer ago than Burt. There was Pounce,Buddy,Allie Katt....Samoa,Norman....and more,and more again....too many to name....They formed a large circle around her,and the air next to her began to shimmer & glow,as a large form started to manifest itself beside her.
She shuddered in apprehension as she began vaguely to comprehend that which was taking place right next to couldn't be....not the Big Guy....not....Ceiling
The shimmering form settled into the form of a large,wizened old cat. It looked down upon her,& smiled. It placed its paws above her shoulders,& the air again started similarly to shimmer & glow. Something was materializing over her....upon her....

It was a pair of wings.

The Cat-Form once again looked down upon her. It smiled again,began to once again shimmer & glow,& faded away. Her circle of winged friends began to bound toward the rainbow. They looked back,& motioned for her to come. She started walking....then trotting....then bounding,seeming to take one bound,then float for three. Within a few yards,she could feel the wings becoming a part of her,& her of them.
Her friends continued bounding off toward the rainbow. She couldn't be sure in which direction she was going,or what their destination was,or by what name it was known,but she knew one thing more surely than she had ever known anything before.....

She was going home.



August 24th 2014 9:23 am
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Cali died today of apparent old age. She was lying on the bed with me & Snowflake. Her breathing got weaker & weaker,she took a few deep breaths & left us. She did not suffer. She passed being petted & chinscratched & being told that it was OK to leave if she had to.

I am glad that her last dinner with us last night had lots of chicken...her favorite food....

Today is a very sad day for us.


My thoughts on choking....

July 26th 2014 8:28 am
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I almost choked to death on a piece of chicken the other are my observations,as near as I can recollect them....

By Cali
Mmmmm!!! Chicken!
My favorite!
Others are after my prize....
better suck it down quick....
It won't come out....
Slobber trailing from my mouth.....
Dad sticks his finger in my mouth....
YOU MORON!!!! I already have chicken stuck in my throat & you want to cram your nasty fingers in my mouth?
A chomp from my cutting molars removes his digits....
GHAAAACK....he rubs my throat....
Finally I swallow it.....
*whew* That's better....
Better rest for a few minutes....
Macaroni & cheese with chicken?????
One must get back up on the horse that threw one
Especially if that horse
is chicken.

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