Skills: The silent meow and looking innocent. She was a world class runner and jumper when she was younger.
Arrival Story: Grief stricken after my sweet Abby went to Rainbow Bridge, I had no plans to get another cat. There's a saying, *the former cat sends the new cat* -- my angel Abby definitely had other plans for me! One month after Abby went to the Bridge, I learned that a friend was dying from cancer and desperately seeking a home for her two cats. It was only a few days after I learned of their plight that I made up my mind to adopt Kaci and her sister Miss Mittens. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Bio: Kaci is my sweet little sunshine girl. She's a sweet, affectionate snuggle-bug who is blessed with a sunny and happy disposition. She adores attention and being fussed over. In addition to being very outgoing and friendly, she's super-curious about everything and just a tad bit stubborn at times. She wasn't very vocal until recently but lately seems to enjoy talking about everything.
Forums Motto: Sugar 'n Spice
DAILY DIARY PICK: July 7, 2007; October 5, 2007; January 29, 2009 (my Gotcha Day anniversary!); March 6, 2009; March 10, 2009; May 28, 2009; July 19, 2009; September 15, 2009; September 25, 2009; October 15, 2010; November 8, 2010; November 17, 2010; December 4, 2010; March 22, 2011; March 25, 2011; June 12, 2011; June 19, 2011; July 11, 2011; December 18, 2011; June 2, 2013.
KACI's HEALTH ISSUES:
Kaci was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in December 2008; CRF (chronic renal failure) in October 2010; and a grade 3 heart murmur and mitral valve regurgitation in November 2011. She valiantly fought her health issues, esp. her CRF, for 3 years. Her weight kept dropping and she was only 4 lbs. during the last months of her life. My precious girl was a tough little fighter with lots of spirit and a will to live and she fought the good fight. But her frail, tiny body simply wore out and she lost her battle with CRF. On October 22, 2013, we helped her make her journey to the Bridge. She was ready to go and her crossing was peaceful. Rest in peace sweet little Pooh-Bear
Spirit and Kaci Furever:
May 2013 Olde Furt of the Month
Hear us ROAR!
Brilliant Orange Cats Unite!
Kentucky Derby 2011 - Tigger's Arcade
Tigger's Arcade 2011 Cat Baseball Tournament 3 Winner at Professional Level for Most Home Runs and Hit the Pitcher:
My new sisters Sasha and Tigerlily now have Catster pages!
There's one thing they don't have -- FRIENDS! They'd love to have friends! Please visit their pages and send friend requests!
Mom doesn't have many photos of them yet, although she has a few more of Tigerlily because she's not hiding much anymore. (And like me, she hates having her picture taken - MOL!) Mom even put a few of their baby pictures on their pages that their former mom sent her, including a cute one of baby Tigerlily looking at herself in a mirror.
Here are links to their pages (and their Catster ID #s in case the links don't work).
Thank you for your comments and for your generous gifts on my birthday! Over the next few days, mommy will be thanking those of you who sent gifts. Catster is sometimes slow for us (or we can't get on at all) and it may take a few days for us to thank you all. Mommy is also being kept very busy and would like to tell you why . . .
We have 2 additions to our family!
Their names are Sasha and Tiger Lily. Sasha is grey and white and Tiger Lily is an orange tabby with a little white around her mouth. Tiger Lily resembles me but we're not identical.
They're both 6 years old. Tiger Lily will be 7 at the end of June and Sasha will be 7 sometime in August (mommy has to check their vet records). Their original mommy adopted them as kittens when she was in college. She now has a boyfriend who is allergic to cats . . . so now they have a new home with mommy and grandma. They've been with mommy a week.
Both are very shy, gentle, sweet girls. They've been hiding all week in mommy's bedroom. Mommy even slept downstairs on the sofa for a few nights so they could come out of hiding, do what they had to do and explore. Over the past 2 days, they're coming out of hiding more and more often. Mommy is now leaving her bedroom door open and she knows they've done some house exploring at night. Last night mommy saw Tiger Lily running out of grandma's bedroom and another time she was sitting on the stairs! They haven't interacted much with grandma and hide when she comes into mommy's bedroom. They remind mommy so much of me and Mittens and are acting exactly the same way that Mittens and I did when we first came to live with mommy.
Both cats are front declawed so there won't be any scratching issues with grandma and neither cat is a biter. Their original mommy says they're both very sweet girls. When mommy first met them, she was impressed with how sweet they were. Mommy was told that Sasha will growl and hiss when you put her in a cat carrier and is upset and aggressive when she's at the vet, but that's it.
Tiger Lily is the sweetest little love bug ever! She loves lots of attention and being petted and seems like a happy kitty. She rolls around on the floor when mommy pets her and purrs and purrs and can't get enough of the petting! Her hiding place is under mommy's bed. She started coming out from under the bed a few days ago. At first she came out from under the bed when mommy talked to her and now she's doing it more and more on her own. Last night she and mommy played a game of chase the ball. Tiger Lily played with enthusiasm and kept running after the ball.
Mommy loves that Tiger Lily is so playful because Tiger Lily is very overweight and needs all the exercise she can get (along with a change in diet from dry to wet food, which is going surprisingly well), so she can start to lose some of that weight. She's a lovable butterball! Sasha is a little overweight too. Mommy hopes that with the changeover to wet food only and having a house to roam and play in rather than confinement to a tiny apartment will facilitate their weight loss. Mommy remembers that Mittens and I were little butterballs too when we first came to live with her.
Sasha is shyer in some ways than Tiger Lily. She originally hid in mommy's closet but found the cubbyhole on the cat tree and has spent a lot of time there over the last few days. Although she's shyer with people than Tiger Lily is, she was out exploring mommy's bedroom on the first night and once mommy opened her bedroom door, was the first one out and exploring. Sasha wouldn't let mommy approach her or pet her and if mommy came into the room when Sasha was out, she'd run and hide. However, this morning there was a breakthrough. Sasha was out and didn't run away from mommy and let mommy pet her on two separate occasions. She meowed while mommy was petting her!
Mommy was able to take a few photos of them but it's hard to take decent photos of cats who are hiding. She'll wait until she has better photos and knows more about them before she makes Catster pages for them. And their former mom sent my mommy a few of their "baby" pictures and she was very excited to get them. They were adorable!