Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gatsbi


Here is Gatsbi of Forty Paws showing off her awesome widebody.  Gatsbi was named as a little kitten and Maw and Paw thought she was a boy.  That's why her name ends in an "i" now.  She was born to a feral mother, but all the kittens were brought in as fosters at Forty Paws when they were very young, so none of them were really ever feral.  Their Mom was fixed and released in a barn to live, because she was so very feral.  The other kittens in the litter were all found forever homes with other people, but Maw and Paw kept Gatsbi because she has neurological issues.  The vet thinks that she suffered a minor spinal cord or brain injury when she was born.  She walks keeping one front paw straight, like a peg leg, and her head bobs when she eats or grooms.  Due to her leg problem, she can't jump very high.  Gatsbi really loves to eat and she got fat when all the catfood was on the floor and she could constantly help herself.  Now she gets diet cat food on the floor and all the other cats get their food on the counter, where she can't go.  This does not make her very happy, but she has lost two pounds on her diet so far.  This has helped her walk more easily and she can now fit through the cat flap into the backyard cat enclosure again.  These two things make her happy, so the diet is worth it.  Gatsbi doesn't like other cats for some reason.  She will growl at any cat who gets closer than three feet to her, even Bow, the Alpha cat.

                                     Gatsbi is the one who eats on the floor.
                                     That's so she gets her food and not any more.
                                                 Keep it quiet,
                                                 But she's on a diet,
                                     Which is something that she does not adore.

15 comments:

Parker said...

Gatsbi has a lovely tummy! It's good that she can get through the cat door again!
Cute Limerick for her!

Gattina said...

Oh my when I saw this picture I thought I hope that Rosie wouldn't become such a round ball, because she also is black and white, lol ! Good that she lost some wheight to fat is not good either, that's what I tell my husband all the time because Arthur gets more and more round ! He feeds him too much.

Forty Paws said...

Thank you for the lovely limerick Karen Jo!!! That's a wonderful description of me!!!

Luf, Gatsbi

Caesar and Princess said...

oh haha this is a great limerick.
yes, no cat wants to talk about a diet... Gatsbi is such a beautiful kitty girl. I have a little goatee like that.
happy Day Karen Joe
Purrs, Caesar

Gemini said...

Gatsbi is such a lovely girl! I hope she doen't have to diet for too long.

Daisy said...

I would not adore being on a diet, either!

Chairman Mao said...

Awww, what an adorable limmerick! And Gatsbi's doin' a superduper full Monty there! Boy oh boy, I'd hate a diet, too.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

That's a precious limerick, Karen Jo! And what an adorable picture of Gatsbi. It probably wouldn't hurt me to go on a diet, either... *smile*. What a gorgeous full-Monty Gatsbi is doing!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Lux said...

I would not adore a diet, either! Perfect limerick for the occasion!

Henry Helton said...

I hope My Lady never puts Clyde and me on a diet. Ick.

Emma's Kat said...

Gatsbi, you are just adorable! Wonder if you like tummy rubs...You're tummmy looks awfully inviting! ;)

Monica said...

That is a great limerick, Karen Jo. I can tell that you are right back in the swing of things again! congratulations on your schmooze award.

小芥 michico said...

On diet? Oah.... dear,
that's must be hard.

caricature said...

Sweet limerick as always - nice that you visit so many cats and learn about them before presenting them so eloquently ~ keep up the great work!

Gretchen said...

I think Gastbi has a good chance on Monty Q's contest. Did she enter?