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Picture of Tigger, a male Domestic Shorthair

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"It's my birthday!"

Home:Chicago, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 6 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 Mac, Ivy, Legolas (Legaly)-Forever Loved, Zander, Zoey

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:
Cat diagnosed congestive heart failure 5 days ago

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 28th 2009 More than 5 years!

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for 1158 days

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Maizy SmithwickFelix

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Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective


July 12th 2014 10:38 am
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First I send condolences to our friend Chiquitita. Heard thru IBD kitties that she has passed away. You fought a good fight sweet girl.

I am stunned that I got on today. I had to log in 3 times, but hey. Maybe the idea is that "hey we didn't shut catster down, but we just won't do anything, and everyone will leave, then we are not the bad guys" That is what it seems like. Some days, I try & it just never connects.
Things are good anyways, the lump on Tig's leg is gone. His ear infeciton is almost cleared. The tech still asked me if I wanted a distemper shot for him. AAAAHHHHHRRRRG!!! Yet the vet says that his chart is clearly marked no unnecessary shots. I dunno my friends, but I think it may be time to start shopping around for a new vet. There is one that seems pretty good, but depending on Chicago traffic, it could be any where from 1/2 hour to an hour to get there. Felix's specialty place is about 45 minutes away, so it's not like I won't travel for my kitties, but....eesh. There are no other cat only vets near me then. They are all at least 40 minutes. THen I need to figure out if they use the traveling cardiologist. Tig has had her for 5 years. We have time to look, and maybe I will take Maizy or Smitty first as they are the healthiest of the 4. See what the other place is like. Hope all of your summer is good. We have been having cooler weather - not complaining, but alot of rain too. Wish we could send some over to California. The human sister is still in Malaysia exploring. Trying to get motivated to do some projects around here. Thank you for the wishes. I tried to log in for Tig's DDP but couldn't... patience grasshopper....patience.....; purrs!


tired..of all the malarkey

July 5th 2014 12:28 pm
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I hate to say it this way, but sometimes it seems like we all fought so hard to save Catster, but for what? I am sure more people have been leaving due to how bad things are acting up lately. I was trying every day, but now it is once or twice a week. I was actually stunned that I could sign in today. Course whether this will post or not remains to be seen. The new member part is even disabled, so new people cannot even join. Please oh please Catster, fix this soon. There are many of us that are standing loyal, but it is getting really frustrating. I can't see what our pals are doing, or if I can, I can't post anything. Pictures don't show up, it is sad really.

On other news, Tig had a dental cleaning Thursday. At first she thought a tooth might have to come out, but it did not. Tig's cardiologist wanted him on antibiotic for a few days before, and for after 6 days. But the clindamycin made him have really bad diarrehea. After cleaning him up twice, I did not give it to him yesterday, and told the vet's office today that I took him off it. So they feel since he didn't have an extraction it was ok. Plus I had a discussion about him getting the lump from the shot. The last time, she used one type of vaccine, and this time a different type, so then she says, "obviously he has a sensitivity to any injectables" NO KIDDING that is why I have been refusing shots. So she says she won;t give him any other shots, but since rabies is state required, she will give him steroids before the shot, and try the 3 year shot. My friends. I do NOT want him to have ANY shots anymore. He is 6 years old, and has gotten them each year. In order for a bat to get into my house, it would have to make it through 3 yes 3 different doors. I just don;t think it is worth the risk. I will ask about the titer, but what I am afraid of is that they will refuse to give him his echocardiogram if I don't. I have a year to battle this, but I am concerned. She has said that if the lump doesn;t go away in a month, it will come out. Last time it did, and it is a soft lump so I am hoping it will, as I don;t want him to go through a surgery. I have fought too hard to keep him healthy with his disease. So we shall see. I hope that all are having a nice summer, I am trying to pop in evevry few days, and sorry if I have missed special days for anyone - I know I have, but half the time I cannot post anywhere, let alone give gifties. So please know we luv you all. Be back in a few days to try again.


quick hello before another implosion

June 23rd 2014 6:50 pm
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Has anyone else been having issues with Catster? Some days I cannot log on, a couple times it would not even come up as a site. Today every time I was trying to answer mail, it keeps wanting me to log in. We are sitll here not going anywhere, and I do try every couple days or so. Just frustrating.

NOt sure if I mentioned this, but I am afraid to go to Smitty's page and then have to log in again. His lump was benign!! It was an inflamed nodule, that could have turned into something nasty, but it was ok.

Meantime, where Tig had his rabies shot, he got a lump AGAIN. This happened last time, which is why I put off having it, and I am now firm in the stance of NO MORE SHOTS. I feel it is a warning for him I must heed. He needs his teeth cleaned which is set for next week.

Felix does not have to have surgery right now to remove the pins. We are doing a watch & see with his other knee - it is a grade II. The Onsior seems to help, and if his front leg gets worse, she will take thermo imaging pics to see if they can pinpoint where the issue is. But that is in the future too.

Maizy is doing good. Smitty seems to be bullying her lately. He bites her butt, she screams, I intervene, end.

Oh This is exciting! THe Friday freebee? the calm coat? FELIX WON!!! I think it will help him so much. THe vet couldn't hear his heart very well last time as he was so scared, it was beating so fast. I worry that he will have a hear attack. I am so excited!
Gonna make the rounds here if I can. Be back again soon.

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