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Feisty Little Christmas

Roger was an orange tabby/Siamese mix. He became disabled March 15, 2018, and passed June 8, 2018. True to character, he stayed feisty 'til the end.


Here is the Christmas shirt everyone requested when we did the original shirt campaign.

Roger was a stray, living in a neighbor's back yard, when he found me back in 2007. He was about a year old. He became my constant companion and soulmate kitty. We went on many adventures through the years, including traveling to PA a year ago. Roger had his own car seat and seat belt, as well as his own leopard print stroller. He traveled in style! He wore shirts to help him with his anxiety. This evolved into Halloween costume contests at our vet's office. He loved catnip and butter! When he became disabled in March, he pretty much went everywhere with me. If he wasn't allowed to go in somewhere, I didn't go. The only exception was the grocery store. His care took up the majority of my day, but I didn't mind one bit. He was worth it!

Roger now has 4 siblings: Melissa, Sonjay, Danny, and Kitten.

Melissa is a 16.5 year old calico. We expect her to need some medical attention as she ages. She has had a history of interstitial cystitis over the years, and now has slightly elevated kidney values. The past several years (knock on wood), we've been lucky. (Dec 2018 update - We suspect that Melissa may be starting to lose her hearing.)

Sonjay is a 6.5 year old Snowshoe Siamese kitty. He has several medical issues going on that will require care as he ages (kidneys, eyesight, blood pressure). He was dumped in a feral colony a couple years ago and rescued by a friend of mine. During his time in the feral colony, someone shot at him. His one front leg is full of buck shot.

Danny is a 5.5 year old LARGE long haired orange boy. Large boy, tiny voice. Other than an occasional skin allergy, knock on wood again, he is healthy. We hope he stays that way for a long time!

Kittten is "the new girl". At 16.5 years old, she's not really "new", but she's new to us. We adopted her in September when her military mom got orders for 3 years in Japan and didn't want to put Kitten through the quarantine and long flight at her advanced age. Kitten had been with her former family since she was only a few weeks old (found on the side of the road!) and went through five moves with them within the US. Nobody else wanted to adopt her because of her age, and time was running out, so we said yes. The only other option would have been to leave her at a shelter when her former mom had to leave, and we all know what happens to a lot of super senior pets at shelters. We couldn't let that happen. Kitten has some skin allergies (like Danny), and slightly elevated kidney numbers (like Melissa). Otherwise, she's in decent health for her age and is just as sweet (and feisty!) as can be! 

All funds raised from the sale of these shirts and tote bags will be going directly to their care.


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