|Purred: Mon Mar 31, '08 7:55pm PST |
|Hi, my name is Boots, and I am a snot nose. I am somewhere between the ages of 9 and 14...we're not really sure. I've got bad teeth so it's sort of hard to tell.
My first owner was an old lady who had me declawed on all four feet, so I can never, ever go outside...except sometimes my daddy lets me go out on the balcony when he's out there. It's way up on the 3rd floor, and I'm definitely not going to jump. I like to go out and sit in my chair out there. Anyway, the old lady I first lived with, she got sick and couldn't take care of me anymore, so she gave me to a supposed no-kill shelter. I lived there for 18 months, during which time I got a hematoma on one of my ears, and I ended up with a shriveled up cauliflower ear on the right side. After 18 months and no new home, the shelter couldn't afford to take care of me anymore, so they gave me to the Humane Society.
While I was at the Humane Society, I lived in a cage locked up with other cats. At least the no-kill shelter let all of us kitties live in a big, open area with no cages. I am really afraid of cages now, and I also suffer from abandonment issues. My vet says I have OCD and separation anxiety disorder, and I take medicine for that. I potty in my carrier every time I have to go somewhere because I'm always scared.
I had been in the Humane Society for about 6 months when, one day, a very nice couple came in looking to adopt a cat. Something about a mouse in their house...I don't know. I never see them, except for they keep some sort of rodent in a cage on the dresser. I have always wondered why get a cat to take care of rodents if you're going to keep one as a pet. Humans are weird. Anyway, this nice couple ended up taking me home and are now my "mom" and "dad".
There are 2 other cats who live in our house. Nefertiti is like 3 years old, and she's an Egyptian Mau. She's really pretty, and has both her ears, unlike me. I had a hematoma on my left ear in October 2006, and had to have surgery to fix it, and now it lays flat all the time. Someone once said I look like a "scottish fold". Anyway, Nefi is pretty cool. She doesn't bother me, in fact she sticks up for me alot with the other cat, Dudley. Dudley is 10 months old, and he is a Maine Coon cat. He's pretty big already, and he plays pretty rough sometimes.
I suffer from pretty severe allergies, and I have to have shots 3 times a week to control them. I also get a bath once a week with a special shampoo, because I get dandruff from my allergies. That's where my nose problems come in.
I have a forever runny nose, and I sneeze alot, and I drool alot in my sleep. I breathe through my mouth most of the time because my nose is always stuffy, and I snore.
That's about all for me right now. I sure wish I could have an unstuffy nose, but I'm destined to be snotty forever.
love, peace, and tuna fish grease
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