As of 17 Oct 2009 just shy of her 17th birthday, Kiki is no longer with us..
She went to play and be with her friends at Rainbow Bridge.

Hi I am Kiki and I have been with my "meowmie" since I was 8 weeks old. I was born on Nov. 2, 1992 to a cat in a mechanic's shop. I have a couple of stories (see below) to tell.

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Kiki's Stories

Being allowed to go out side and moving into a new house with other cats that liked to chase any cat that would run, found myself hiding in the motor compartment of my daddy's car who unknowingly took off for a drive taking him on about a 45 minute drive. Daddy about a 5 minutes drive from the house hears a thump and looking in his rear view mirror see something that looks like a racoon scurring in the road to the bushes along side the road. Feeling a little uneasy and wondering if maybe it might have been me... decides to turn around and check to see if maybe it could have been me. Daddy stops the car and starts calling my name "Kiki" and I said meow "meaning i'm over here". All that and without a scratch.. I no longer goes out, and is very happy with that. It's an easy life inside.. all the "comforts of home" and not as many problems.

Her "mom", leaving her home with her "dad" for a week, while she went on vacation must have been missed because the minute she saw "mom" she says "momma".... and "yes" when asked a question it comes out like "HUH"

I have moved half way across the country being born in Texas and lived in Florida and now South Carolina.. I have lived in quite a few houses in my time.

Kiki's Hints For Taking Care Of The Older Cats

Kiki wants those that we cats own to know how to care for us when we get older since she's getting up there in years so she will add some hints for them.. hopefully they get the message the chart below may help to understand how old we really are...

Cat Age

Actual Human Age

6 months

10 years

8 months


1 year






















17 (Kiki - almost)










  • Skin Changes - We get drier skin and less luster in our coats, and the skin can be easier to tear just like our human counterparts. The effects can be countered by a fur conditioner and an oral fatty acid supplement added to our diet. We also have a problem with our claws they will become overgrown, thick and brittle just keep them trimed and they should be ok.

  • Internal Changes - Hyperthyroidism: when the thyroid excretes to many hormones symptoms include drinking too much water increased urinating, decrease in exercise and loss of appetite and weight. But it is treatable with the right meds or eeek surgury. Kidney failure: which can be reduced through diet. Arthritis: just as you humans do so do we. keeping our weight optimal and giving us pain meds will help. Dental disease: Brush our teeth regularly and watch for loose teeth and bleeding gums. Our site, hearing and smell can be effected also not much can be done just hint hint don't move the furniture. Kidney failure is a classic health problem for us older cats so watch that we are getting enough liquids.

  • Site and hearing could become deminished.

  • Mood Changes - We may play less, eat less, sleep more, less enthusiastic to go outside.

  • Diet - We need a diet high in digestible protein and maybe vitamin and mineral supplements.

    Some Little Tidbits Kiki Collected:

  • New evidence has pushed the human-cat relationship back 9,500 years ago. A cat skeleton discovered in a human burial site on the island of Cyprus confirms that cats hold a special place in the lives of residents here..

  • Ailurophobia is the fear of cats. Julius Caesar, Henry II, Charles XI, and Napoleon all suffered from this and would nearly faint in the presence of a cat.

  • Most expensive pet wedding Who: Phet and Ploy When: Sep-1996 Where: Thailand What: $16,241 USD

    In September 1996, two rare "diamond-eyed" cats, Phet and Ploy, were married in matching pink outfits at a ceremony in Thailand's biggest discotheque. It cost Phet's owner, Wichan Jaratarcha, 410,979 Thai Bhat ($16,241).

    The cost of the lavish wedding ceremony was topped up by a dowry of 587,127 Thai Bhat (US$23,202). It was attended by 500 guests, who gave the newlywed cats about 15,183,000 Thai Bhat (US$60,000) in cash and wedding presents. Wearing pink satin, the bride, Ploy, owned by a friend of Phet's owner, arrived in a Rolls Royce, while Phet himself came by helicopter. A parrot was best man, an iguana was maid of honor, and Ploy even received a kitty wedding ring. Although now married, the cats live apart, each with their respective owners. Both cats have a rare optical defect known as diamond eye, a type of glaucoma, which in Thailand is believed to be a symbol of good luck.

  • Heaviest Cat: The heaviest recorded cat was an Australian cat called Himmy. The tabby tom Himmy weighed in at 21.3kg (46.9lb) when he died of respiratory failure, on March 12th 1986 aged 10 years. New heaviest cat on the block is: Snowbie, who weighed in at 44kg (98lb) in 1977. Snowbie is owned by Lorna Sutherland.

    *NOTE: The Guinness Book of Records longer accepts nominations in this category as they don't want to encourage pet owners to overfeed their animals.

  • Lightest Cat: The world's smallest cat is a Blue Point Himalayan by the name of Tinker Toy from the USA. Tinker Toy was just 2¾ tall (at the shoulder) & 7½ long (about the size of a cheque book). Tinker toy weighed 1lb & 8oz.

  • Smallest Cat: as of October 2004: A 2-year-old cat, named Itse Bitse, is now officially listed as the smallest living domestic cat by the Guinness Book of World Records. Itse Bitse measured 9.52 cm (3.75 inches) high on 24 November 2003, she also measured 38.1 cm (15 inches) long.

  • Oldest Cat: The oldest reliably recorded cat was a female tabby called Ma, Ma lived to be 34 years old and died on November 5th 1957.

    The all-time un-recorded senior-citizen cat record is held by Puss, a cat who lived with Mrs. T. Holway of Devon, England, until she died on November 29, 1939 just one day after her 36th birthday.

    14th December 2000: The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that GRANPA was the world's longest-living cat and the Guinness award "worlds oldest cat" was given to GRANPA, in 1998. GRANPA lived to be 34 years, 2 months and 4 hours, and died on April 01, 1998. The previous record was 34 years and 1 day and had been set in 1957 by Ma from England. 34 years! That's 152 years old in human age.

  • The oldest known fossilized record that has a similarity to today's cats has been aged as 12 million years old.

  • Most Prolific Cat: A tabby from Texas, USA, called Dusty produced 420 kittens. Starting in 1935 she gave birth to her last litter on June 12th 1952.

    Burmese and Siamese cats can have as many as 15 kittens in a single litter.

  • Cat with the most toes: A five-year-old rescue cat named jake has clawed his way into the guinness world record book. Jake, an orange tabby from Bonfield, Ontario, Canada, has seven toes - complete with claws and pads on each paw, and beats the previous record holder,

    Mickey the tabby cat from Deep River, New York, USA, has 27 toes.

  • Largest Litter: A Burmese/Siamese cat from Oxfordshire, UK, gave birth to the largest litter on August 7th 1970. She had 19 kittens!!! Four were stillborn.

  • Oldest Cat Mother: In may 1987 a 30-year-old cat called Litty had two kittens.

  • Best Climber: A four-month-old kitten from Geneva, Switzerland followed climbers to the summit of Matterhorn (4,478m) on September 6th 1950.

  • The Best Mouser: Towser, a female tortoiseshell owned by the Glenturret Distillery Ltd, Crief, Tayside, UK holds this title. When she died in 1987 at the age of 24, she had caught a total of 28,899 mice - an average of 3 per day.

  • Earliest Cat to have a Name: The first Cat recorded as having a name was "Nedjem" (which means "star"), who lived during the reign of the Egyptian Pharoah Thutmose III in 1479BC to 1425BC.

  • Most Travelled Cat: Hamlet escaped from his cage on a flight from Toronto, Canada, and travelled 965,600 Km (600,000 miles) in just seven weeks, until he was caught in February 1984.

  • Most Expensive Cat: A Californian Spangled Cat was bought for the record sum of $24,000 in January 1987. Cato became the new holder for the Most Expensive Cat in February, 1998.

  • Longest Cat: Snowbie, owned by Lorna Sutherland of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, measured 103 cm (40.8 inches) from his nose to the tip of his tail, on November 21, 1997, when he was four years old.

  • White cats with blue eyes have a genetic predisposition to being blind.

  • The Turkish Van likes water and likes to swim

  • Cats can leap as much as 6 times their entire length

    Received 9/24/2005
    "Do you have a particular food that the humans eat that is your favorite? Tell us about it." answer: Ohhhh my favfurite food is roast beef I don't usually beg but when I smell roast beef let me have it...

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