Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 26, 2013
My cat, Allie, lived to be 19 years old. She was an American Shorthair Tabby. We got her with her brother, a Maine Coon. She started out as a shy cat but grew more outgoing as the years went on. Still, she mostly kept to herself. She ate a ribbon when she was nine or ten years old, and it wrapped around her intestines. This required emergency surgery, so lesson learned: don't keep ribbons around cats! In her old age, she developed kidney failure and hyperthyroid, which involved taking her to the vet to give her liquids and also applying medicine to her ear. She was a wonderful, sweet cat that never complained about anything. She put up with a lot, and she was a real fighter.