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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: 7 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 Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria,  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!
The family of Luigi and Smiley Cassanova

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:
The New Home of Hazel Lucy's List for Kitties in Need of

I've Been On Catster Since:
April 28th 2009 More than 6 years!

Stars Given In The Past Month:
Angel Lucy Liu(1-5-10/10-29-15
Kody Dreamboat #153
Xena Princess Warrior  DG#23
Zeke Mama's Loving Angel
Zeke Mama's Loving Angel
Kody Dreamboat #153
Xena Princess Warrior  DG#23
Princess Tu Two

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
 Jerry (Sweet Angel)

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

waiting a few days

November 10th 2015 10:49 am
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I wanted to tell you about our shiny new kitty-tree, but we are very sad about our pal Zeke, so I will wait a few days to report on that.
Fly free buddy - fly free.


doing well

September 22nd 2015 2:35 pm
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As of today, I am still peeing freely...that sounds so silly, but it is what it is. We are also highly recommending Zyklene caps. I took them for a few weeks, and have tapered to every couple of days. It has been magic! I am not pacing at night, and I sleep through the night by Momma. No more prowling and yowling at 3am. I still want to spray, so Momma is going back to every other day to see if that helps. Tried to order the new formula of the Feliway - the multicat formula (we participated in a study for that formula!) however, everywhere we look it is out of stock. This new one seemed to work so much better - the older formula did not do a whole lot. But seriously if your kit has anxiety issues, try the Zylkene - it is safe & not terrible expensive. SUmmer is winding down - Momma likes the fall, but not what comes after. Oh I got a funny to tell you
OK so we have a large screened patio attached to our house, so Momma leaves the back door propped open so we can come & go into the screen porch as we like. The bottom third of the porch has wood slats, with a ledge, and the rest is screened with the pet-proof screening (works awesome- thwarted a thief- they couldn't tear the screen) SO Momma is in the kitchen, looks out the back window & says to The Dad "that looks like TIgger in the yard, wait it IS Tigger!" so out she goes to get me. Hmm the screened door exiting the porch was not fully closed, so that must have been it. SHe pulled it closed & LOCKED it. ok a few minutes later, "WHAT? How did he get out AGAIN?" course I am rolling all over the patio in the sun, loving it. She gets me again, looked at the porch - huh...a few more minutes later, yep, AGAIN. Ok now she is ticked and is checking the screen panels, everything to figure out how I got out. There is a small space between 2 of the panels on the bottom, but she pulled and pushed on it, and it did not move, and is logistically impossible for my skull to fit through even though us kits can squish through some tiny spots - NO WAY can Tigger get through that space. So right off our kitchen is the bedroom (used to be our human brother's room) that is now Momma's office. She goes in there & The Dad says - "figured it out!" there has been a nasty squirrel chewing on the neighbors garbage can that is pretty much right outside the bedroom/office window, driving Momma insane. She had a cup of water ready to toss at it, so THe Dad had opened the screen to toss water at the squirrel, and forgot to pull it back down, soooooooo the Tigman went out the window, jumped down, and into the yard. (it is all fenced in) like a revolving door three times. Got busted trying to do it with The Dad sitting right there at the desk next to the window. So my sneaky spy exploration was done.....


cystitis rears it's ugly head

September 11th 2015 10:38 am
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Hey all
2 weeks ago, Momma noticed I was licking myself "down there" alot and that I did not make much pee - when I tried to spray outside, it was dribbles & when I had a small accident inside, it was brownish. So of course our vet was on vacation that Friday. Momma was not taking chances, and before we had found a vet clinic not far that also takes emergencies as a walk in - kinda like urgent aid I guess. Well I was not blocked thank catness, but the dr was very nice and I got an antibiotic shot, and an anti=inflammatory shot. He also gave Momma some supplements that are calming and are kind of like kitty-mom milk colustrim. Starts with a z - I forget just now. I had idiopathic cystitis. Things are cleared up now, and that extra supplement seems to be helping some. I have not been pacing quite so much at night, and I sleep pretty much through the nite by Momma. We liked that clinic. Momma doesn't like that the waiting area is one big room with both kitties & doggies. We are starting to search for a new vet I think. Just not as happy as we should be where we are at. But anyways, I am doing ok - this is just something I will have to deal with I guess. Happy end of summer (Momma says boooo hisss) Although she likes fall - but not the winter cold.

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