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July 1, 1999

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Cali, the Cat of the Day
Name: Cali
Age: Four years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Long-haired Calico
Home: Laguna Niguel, California, USA
   I was in search of a kitten and went home with the Mother cat instead -- Cali! She was barely five-and-a-half-months old, abandoned and the mother of eight kittens. The first thing I noticed about Cali was one eye lined with "black eyeliner," the other eye left bare. Certainly not a candidate for Maybelline eye cosmetics -- thus the middle name "Maybelline."

    Her fondest toy is a tiny white stuffed bunny. Each night on schedule, she awakes me to announce the arrival of bunny - she gingerly lays it near me on the bed, then curls up to sleep contently. Cali is fond of "reading" books and newspapers and "talks" to me as I turn pages. Her favorite nap spot is on my stomach when I am reclined on the couch or in bed.

    I am happy to say that Cali is no longer abandoned - I found homes for seven of her kittens, and kept the runt of the litter to keep her company - "Chloe," a tortoiseshell cat who loves to wash Mom's face.

    Shortly after I sent the photo she became quite ill after escaping outside. I am happy to report she is doing well and herself again. X-ray showed she ingested a foreign object. Two bottles of pills and liquid antibiotics did the trick.

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