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Lake County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Feb 2004 (aged 18)
Buffalo Grove, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 112621531 · View Source
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Sergei was a large black American shorthair cat. He came to us as a kitten and immediately related more to humans than fellow felines. He was an only cat for six months before joined by Samson, who he tolerated. Sergei was a keen observer of his humans. He once observed a pile of red beans being sorted and had to pick one up in his paw to see what it was. He was stealthy enough to steal lunches from workmen and family. He loved being petted but was not too fond of being brushed. He was an inventive feline. Knowing the pantry where his food was kept, he managed to figure a way to open the door and knock the large plastic container to the floor. Childproof locks had to be used to secure his food in future. Sergei once ate an entire roll of string he had been playing with. which he fortunately passed without difficulty. He was never allowed to have anything like string after. He was also good at playing hide-and-seek. He would also play with small balls, usually at night, by himself, making cooing sounds. However, if he knew he was being watched, he stopped batting the ball.

Sergei had to sit at the kitchen table when we had dinner and observe what we were eating. He once was close enough to the pasta bowl to help him to a piece of spaghetti to get a hold of it and eat it. He liked to eat different vegetable such as broccoli, zucchini and green beans. He liked to eat fish only if it has been cooked. He liked milk and yogurt and lemon scones.

Sergei took an interest in the welfare of his humans. He would be at their side to comfort if they were distressed and would interrupt arguments by meowing loudly and even biting. As he grew older, Sergei developed kidney disease and had to have regular fluid infusions at the vet. At one point, he developed high blood pressure and lost his eyesight. Miraculously, most his distance sight was restored after he began taking blood pressure medication. He also suffered from hip dysphasia and arthritis. His kidney disease became suddenly worse in January 2004 and he eventually became bedridden and stopped eating.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sergei (25 Jun 1985–9 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112621531, ; Maintained by David Wend (contributor 46800937) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.