Sam - In Loving Memory


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Home:Sarasota, FL  
Age: 20 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Sammy, Yosammity Sam, Yosam, Sam Man, Sammity

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

Quick Bio:
-extra toe(s) -cat rescue

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
Sitting on Mom, wherever she is

Pet-Peeves:
Not getting my way when I want to sit on Mom

Favorite Toy:
Mom

Favorite Nap Spot:
Mom's lap, side, back, shoulder, etc.

Favorite Food:
Any canned food, especially Science Diet a/d

Skills:
Getting me to do whatever he wants!

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Sam was adopted from the shelter where I used to work when he was a kitten, but his family returned him when he was five because they said he was urinating around the house. It turned out that he just had a UTI, which we treated at the shelter, but they decided they did not want him anyway. He became very ill from the stress of being at the shelter and stopped eating and drinking. I took him to the vet, where I learned that he had hemobartenella and the start of liver failure and would need a lot of care to pull through. I had to force feed him, medicate him, and give him fluids for a month before he ate or drank on his own again. He recovered, but has since acquired a number of other health problems: he is diabetic and has Cushing's disease and stomatitis. He is also going through a relapse with the hemobartenella right now, but he is getting better according to his latest bloodwork results. I adore this cat, including how clingy he is :)

Bio:
UPDATE: Sam's poor little body finally gave out on August 30, 2006, and he was euthanized at home while in his favorite blanket. He will be greatly missed!

Lives Remaining:
1 of 9

Forums Motto:
I have to go to the vet again???

The Groups I'm In:
♥A TEAM♥, Black Cats Crossing our Paths, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Fatty Liver - Jaundice - Need HELP!

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 7th 2005 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
178651


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