|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1989|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2003|
New York, USA
Fluffy Boy was one of the most empathic cats I've ever had the pleasure of sharing my life with or have met.
He was born 7:00 AM on April Fool's Day, and was considered to be the runt of his mother's first litter. On the contrary, he was the most beautiful kitten out of the 5 babies born. He was the only one that carried his Maincoon breed with pride as he was that fluffy! His mother & grandmother where both short-haired cats, as where his 4 siblings.
Smart? WOW! was he ever so smart! He figured out how to do a "Houdini act" whenever he wanted to go outside from my apartment. One day I came home from shopping and there he was, happy & proud as can be, soaking wet from head to tip of tail, trotting up the pathwalk to greet me. At first I was so happy to see him ... until it hit me, "hey! what are YOU doing outside?" I thought all the logical things, #1 being that someone broke into my apartment and he had slipped out. Long story short, I watched him carefully over the next few days and saw just how he let himself out! Oh, he was very bright indeed! Needless to say, I put an end to his "magic career".
Everyone loved Fluffy, even people who were afraid of cats grew to befriend him. He didn't respond as a feline would. He would look you straight in the eyes when you spoke to him, & he would express to you what he needed or wanted. He was an extreme em path.
One day we put my tortoise on the floor to get some exercise. One moment she was there, the next **POOF** she disappeared right under our noses (yep ... the "Houdini syndrome" again). Oh, she was in the apartment, we just didn't see which way she crawled. I figured, what have I to loose, and 'asked' Fluffy where Nervie was (her name was Minerva). He turned his head towards the couch. I wasn't sure of his response, so I asked him 3 or 4 more times just to see how he would react. He responded the exact way each time! We decided to look in the direction he turned his head and sure enough, there was Nervie under the side flap of the sofa covers! He looked at us as if to say, 'what took you so long to look?'
Fluffy was diagnosed with cancer which spread to his liver, there was nothing they could do for him. With his vet's help, I made one of the hardest decisions in my life, & one week after his 14th birthday we took him to the vet for the last time. We stayed with him right up to the end.
Fluffy was truly an incredibly awesome feline & friend. He will remain in my heart for as long as I live.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: GOD bless you always. N...
Record added: Jan 25, 2008
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