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Lilly *PAWS* *ILM*

Domestic Long Hair/Maine Coon
Picture of Lilly *PAWS* *ILM*, a female Domestic Long Hair/Maine Coon

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Home:Kershaw, SC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Tiger Lilly, Fuzzy Butt, Princess, Lilly Monster, Li-Li

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Quick Bio:
-pound cat

April 15th 2004


Irritating mama

Not being let on the kitchen counter

Favorite Toy:
The plastic ring you take off when you open the milk

Favorite Nap Spot:
Under the kitchen table

Favorite Food:
Purina Cat Chow

I'm excellent at opening doors (pushing or pulling) and opening cabinets


Arrival Story:
I had come to a no-kill shelter around Christmas 2004 when I was six months old. No one wanted me though so I was there for a while. Then on Halloween 2005 I was let out of the cattery to the front of the shelter and someone was waiting for me. I growled when she held me because I didn't like it. She pet me and talked to me and then put me in a little box thing and stuck me in a car. I cried a little, but it was a really long trip so I fell asleep. When I was woke up, I found out I had a new home! I had three older sisters, Taillee, Kittanna and Zilla. There was another sister but she was gone. She was a tortie like me and mama missed her very much so she found me.

If mama's in the kitchen, she just HAS to have my help! She can't cook without me! I try to check the ingredients and stuff for her but she keeps telling me no. She's got this big square thing that I've found out gets REALLY hot too! And sometimes she gets milk out... goodie!! I nudge her and push her and beg and cry until she gives me a tiny little bit! I also like to sleep under the covers with her sometimes.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Yes, you may call me Princess

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The Wedding of Tommy and Zoey ~ May 23

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 5th 2007 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
KittannaTigger *ILM*
Loves HL
Taillee *ILM*Zilla *ILM*
Gaia Rose

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The Princess Purrs

The Princess Purrs No More

January 12th 2015 4:50 am
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January 11, 2015 I became an angel. Mama and I have both fought very hard for the last several years. My liver, my heart, IBD, hyperthyroidism, etc. Mama believes I had a seizure of some sort in the wee hours of the morning and decided the fight was over. I went very peacefully and in my mama's arms.

Thank you so much to everyone leaving message, rossettes, gifts, etc. It makes mama cry, but comforts her to know there are those who understand I wasn't "just a cat".

Loves, Lilly


Update and Stuff

January 25th 2014 10:36 pm
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Kittanna's diary was supposed to be our last, but mama realized I'd never given a final on me and my health! So the Princess Purrs one last time.

It has never been determined the exact cause of what's wrong with me. I've been diagnosed with an enlarged liver and an enlarged heart. Several rounds of expensive blood work have found no base cause.

I'm holding steady between 6 and 7 pounds. Dr W has said since it's been so long that this is as good as I'll probably get. Mama didn't think I'd see 8 years, then I made it 9. We'll see how long we can keep this up. I'm on daily meds and will be for life. Reglan for the nausea. Prednisolone for the enlarged organs and to fight whatever is causing it, possibly some slow form of cancer, but we don't know. Enalapril for my heart, to relax my blood vessels and let the blood flow easier. THAT diagnosis was a tiny miracle.

Mama noticed a very slight change in my breathing and my cousin noticed I was having trouble getting on the counter sometimes. Blood flow to my back legs was becoming compromised. Dr W was very surprised mama caught it. She told him he had no IDEA how closely I was watched! MOL!

All in all, I'm doing well. I still fight and wrestle with the younger ones, I still beg for milk and cheese every chance I get, and I still love my lap time.

We will miss everyone here when Catster closes it's doors. While we hadn't been very active, we still looked in on our friends from time to time and came here to give and seek support when needed. It's a sad thing to be stolen from all of us.

To my beloved, Leaf, I will always love you, you gorgeous hunk of fur!!


Getting Sick

August 11th 2012 12:17 am
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It's been a long time since I've been here. Doubt my old boyfriend is still even around. Just dropping in to let everyone know how I'm doing. Don't even remember if I posted when things started getting bad.

Last year, mama noticed I was losing weight. Blood work was done twice and my ALT levels were high, though lower on the second test. My weight loss seemed to level off at the time.

This year, mama noticed I was again losing weight. We went back to the vet for a recheck and more blood work. I've got some kind of liver disease. They asked about exploratory surgery for a biopsy, but mama doesn't want me miserable if there's nothing can be done. My liver is very enlarged and my bilirubin is high. We've done medicines and tried an appetite stimulant, but it was going to drive me and mama both crazy! It made me feel funny so I walked around meowing and crying. DON'T let a vet tell you Cyproheptadine won't cause a cat to be overly anxious!

Anyway, I'm done with the meds (still on Denosyl) and still not eating much. Not gaining any weight. Mama mostly keeps me isolated in the spare bedroom so the rest of the kits don't pick on me since I'm so little now. But I'm still purring and love for mama to sleep with me a bit. I get out to wander around with the others for a bit. So even though I'm not gaining any weight and it's likely I won't be around for a long time, life is still good.

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