Cat Welfare Association
My name is Cleopatra and I am definitely a queen if ever there was one! I am a Siamese cat of the old oriental body type which means I am very thin, lean, and delicate. My eyes are blue and they are somewhat crossed. I've been at Cat Welfare since February 2009 when I was simply dumped at the door. I can't tell you much about my life prior to 2009. I only know that Cat Welfare is now my home and they say it's for good. I've been adopted three times. Each time I was returned for not using the litter pan. The first time it happened the staff thought it might have been an isolated incident. But after two more families tried and had the same results, we all decided Cat Welfare would be my forever home. I do use the pan when I feel like it, but for me it's a territorial issue and there's no better way in a cat's mind to claim your space than to leave your own unique mark. Unfortunately, most people don't appreciate it the way we cats do. I spend most of my time here sleeping by the fish tank or cruising around looking for a lap to sit in. That's what people are made for in my book. I do like laps and I can't stress this enough to all the people who visit us. So please, come visit and bring your lap. I'll be waiting for you!
Update September 2, 2011 - On Thursday 9/1, Cleopatra had a seizure at the shelter. One of the Cat Welfare staff took her to Knapp's office right away. They admitted her and kept a close watch on her. The shelter staff talked to Dr. Munsel yesterday and he said that her diagnosis was one of 3 things. It was either she: a) was an epileptic, b) had a heart condition, or c) had a brain tumor. He said to bring her back to the shelter and monitor her and let him know if she has a seizure again. She was brought back to the shelter and she was fine the rest of the day. Friday afternoon she had another seizure. The staff took her back to Dr. Munsel and he was going to do a complete blood work up.
I am sorry to have to tell you that Cleopatra was put to sleep late in the day on Friday, September 2. Her buddy Jill had been with her for an hour late afternoon and witnessed her having two more seizures. Cleopatra lost control of her bowels and Dr. Munsel suggested that putting her to sleep would be the kindest thing for our Cleopatra due to the increasing number and severity of the seizures. Jill stayed with Cleopatra and was with her in her final moments. Thank you for loving Cleopatra and for being her friend. Light a little candle for our former Queen Cleopatra.
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