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July 10, 2010

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Catastrophe, the Cat of the Day
Name: Catastrophe
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Cat
Home: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
   Hi there!

    My name is Catastrophe, and it's a good name for me! I was found when I was eight weeks old in the hallway of mom's previous apartment building. My previous owners weren't getting along and during a fight they sent me and two other siblings out in the hallway. I was lucky that mom found me and immediately bonded with me! She loved me from the get go and refused to give me up.

    The next day they took me to the vet for a check up and while I was old enough for my shots I was too underweight for them so we had to wait a few weeks for me to fatten up a bit. I was the runt of the litter you see so I was really skittish and hungry when mom found me. Thanks to her love and patience and lots of food and attention I think I turned out pretty well, for the most part!

    In the nine years that mom and I have been together, it's been quite the roller coaster. You see I've had some health issues; I was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy at my first year check up. It was not a good week, mom didn't stop crying and we had to travel from Kingston to Ottawa for me to see the cat cardiologist. In the end I was ok though, obviously since I'm still around! I've also had some gastric issues which lead to the discovery that I have food allergies. I'm now on a hypoallergenic diet which helped me loose weight and feel much better now.

    I'm not the type of cat to do tricks, I prefer to be my own cat and do what I want when I want. I love the cat tree that mom's dad built just for me (don't call him grandpa he gets really mad when you do). I love to cuddle with mom; she's got the best lap for it. Anytime she sits I'm there!! She usually moves me away since she's trying to read, or write or knit or something but eventually my persistence pays off and she cuddles with me!

    All in all, I'm glad mom found me and took me in, it's a good life and I look forward to many more years with her. I'm well taken care of, well fed and love my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Catastrophe, the Cat of the Day

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