Sunday, January 28, 2007



I am Reno. I am the real life brudder of Obi.
I am a perfectly symmetrical Tuxedo. Wat is on da rite site ov me is on da left site of me. Efen my butt is equal.

Here I am in da new cat tree dat Santa Paws broughted us fur Chrismouse. It goes frum da floor to da ceilin!!! We lufs it.

We were born to a feral mama with Feline Herpes I, or Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus. Our eyes wouldn't open which is normal in kittens who contract herpes during birth. A crazy cat lady who thinks she is a foster mom kept us in her garage in cages for the first 9 months of our lives because she didn't know what to do about our eyes. Then my two brudders (Obi and Smokey (u hafn't met him yet) and my sidder Sally (u hafn't met her yet) got really bad diarrhea and da crazy cat lady sent da 3 of them away. So's I wuz left widout my brudders and sidder alone in my cage for anudder 2 months until Maw got me away frum dat crazy cat lady.

So my right eye is worsted dan my brudders' and sidder's eyes. My 3rd eyelid is scarred and attached to my regular eyelid. My tear duct is scarred over so my eye can't drain, so I get goopy black junk stuck around my eye and Maw has to wipe it off with warm, moist cotton balls. I DUNT LIKE IT.

I am bery skeered of mostest anyting. I run wen Maw or Paw try to touch me. If dey lean ofer to pet me, I run away. Dat's why wen it's toe trimmin day, Maw and Paw haf to ketch me while I am sleepin an do my toes first, or I hide out fer the next 3 weeks. I meow wid ebery click ov da toe trimmers. Dat ist 18 meows. More if Maw hast to do wun ofer.

I also like to put da bitey on fingers and toes. Really hard bitey. So's Maw gaved up on tryin to adopt me owt. I am kinda growin owt of da bitey ting now. It's only taken free years. An I haf to take the L-lysine daily too fur my Herpes.

Dat's my story. Oh yeah, I ist bery skeered of Dorf too. If he corners me, I wet myself jus like Obi duz.

Luf, Reno


Kitikata-san said...

Oh Reno, you got a nice Maw and Paw now, it is ok to not bite. I too used to bite my humans too, especial with that clicky-claw thing they have when they hold my paws. Funny, they stopped clicky-claw, and I stopped biting! The wet white thing to the face and eyes, I know, it is kind of scary, but sometimes it is nice get get the crusty goop off. Meow!

Daisy said...

Reno, what a beautiful boy you are! I am glad yer butt is equal, that is good. It is very sad that you had such a bad start in life, but you are in a GREAT place now. I wish you didn't get so skeered. You are safe now, pretty boy.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Reno, we are so sorry you had such a bad life afore you come to your furever home.

I had a bad time too. some person tossed me out (I was about 5 months old) and I had my kittens in the woods a mile from Momma's house. She found me, starving, and gave me my furrever home, but couldn't catch my two babies, they runned away. She still feels bad about that.

Precious Flower

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all of you for visiting my blog. I just snooped around yours a bit and you guys are amazing. this is a lovely blog!
All of you kitties have struggles and you have all won!
Reno, you are beautiful :-)

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Reno, you had such a hard start in life. I'm so happy you have a good forever home now!

Sorry to hear you are a very scared kitty. You have a good maw and paw, so it's too bad you don't let them pet you, but I can understand why you are so timid, since you had such a sad early life.

Take care.

Mr. Hendrix said...

tee hee hee efen your butt is equal. i've never heard of that!
I'm sorry you had such a terrible start. i am glad you got to stay wif your brothers & sisters when your maw and paw rescued you. poor reno. being held is the worst part about toe trimmin isn't it???
I hopes you aren't scared forever. your beans are wonderful people.
PS Dorf must be one tough kitty....



It am furry gud to meetcha!

I knoos what yu mean bout havin a hard start. Yu really did, but the gud fing wuz yur Maw came and saved yu. She takes furry gud care of yu and lubs yu lots and lots. I do dah bitey fing too. 'Cept I don't bitey hard. Noos I just bitey Momma to show her I lub her. She udderstands. I nefur try to hurt her, she am my Momma and I am safe wif her. Just like yu is safe wif yur Maw and Paw.


Unknown said...

Their English is difficult for my, but I have a translator that helps me!Haha!
Now,you are a nice cat!

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Lux said...

Hi Reno - I'm sure tickled pink to hear your butt is equal! Your story was sad to read, but I'm so happy you're in a good place now. My sister Ninna is scared of everything, also, so I'm sort of familiar with skeered cats. Have a good day, Reno!

Unknown said...


we are so glad you came out of hiding to introduce yerself! You are a good poodin...your whole family is! Conner likes to put the bitey on peoples too and he's almost 5!


The M's said...

You look like our Munchy, we are sad that some people don't know how to care for animals, but we are glad that you have a forebber home where someone loves you lots.

Just Ducky said...

Furry happy that you are now in a good home. Strange that some people do things they think are good, but actually don't help. Crazy cat lady should have taken you to a VET, but then she probably couldn't afford it.

Glad you have a wonderful home now.

Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

We didn't know wevver to laff or cry about yur story so we did bouf. We's just glad you are ok. The bitey is what you know. You'll prolly learn ofur the years not to bitey so much.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Wow, Reno ... It sounds like you've been through a heck of a lot of junk in your life. It's a relief that you've got people who love and care for you now ... and not that rotten crazy cat lady who was abusing and neglecting you.

You've got to tone down the bitey, though. People are kind of attached to their fingers and toes, so when you try to remove them with your teeth, they get mad.

Smooches to you and your sibs!

Anonymous said...

it's furry nice to meet you. really hard biteys + daily meddysin + scared of everything? you poor thing! you're a very handsome kitty. we hope you'll eventually like being petted too.