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Maine Coon from <a href='' title='Melvindale, MI'>Melvindale, MI</a>

Punky Bear

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Hi! My name is Punky Bear

I am a Maine Coon from Melvindale, MI

Nicknames: Punky La Rue, Poonchkee, Punksatawanee, the list goes on and on...

Age: 14 years old

Gender: F

Coat: long haired

Education: Punky was diagnosed in November 2009 with kidney failure. Her numbers were off the charts, (BUN 166, Cr 16) and the vet did not think she would make it very long. We took her home and have been caring for her every day since. She gets numerous medications three tiems a day and an infusion of LR once a day. She is now gaining weight and looks beautiful. She is back to her normal self and is doing wonderful. It's a miracle! She is a strong kitty and fights to the end. It will be a struggle to keep her kidneys functioning properly but she's strong and I'm strong and we will do it. I will do anything for this cat, she is my baby!

My favorite tricks and treats are: Pitter Patter's or Whiskas Party Mix snacks are very tasty.

Where I hang out: Bed, on mom or dad, or under the dining room table.

My favorite grubs: Regular old hard food, Science Diet for kidney health, although I am being forced to eat wet food lately since I've gotten sick. I do like that but I LOVE the hard food. Taking licks of people's ice cream or whipped cream is always good.

My pet peeves: When laying under the kitchen table in my NEW favorite spot, I get moved to take my medications, every 8 hours!! Yuck! I love to lay on momma's chest while she sleeps but the alarm goes off and I hate having to get up.

What I love about my owners: Knows just how to move me and how to pet me. Brushes my lovely coat frequently to keep it clear of tangles. Lets me go outside. Saved my life by finally recognizing sign and symptoms of my kidney failure. She has faithfully given me my meds and infusions every day even though I hate doing it.

My cat hobbies: Sleep!

Pet motto: That's me on the right!

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How We Met

I bought Punky, my first cat ever, when I graduated Nursing school and took my first RN job out in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. It was about a half hour away from my home and I felt lonely at times. To top it off, it was the first time I moved away from my parent's home. Punky was my best friend and still is today!

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I've had 477 friends visit me.

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11 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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10/14/2009 08:09.18 AM
HI Punky Bear
I saw your name on my friend Maggie's page and thought I would stop and say hi and offer my paw in friendship! You are a very beautiful Midwest kitty. I love your name. How did you get it? I hope that you stop by my page soon and that we can become friends. Hugs and of course a vote!!!

Come visit me, - Angel RIP Chloe - & Lucy.

07/27/2009 09:57.46 AM Report This Comment
From Katu and Mitzy
Hi Punky Bear. Thanks for stopping by and visiting. We think your good looks could put you on any cover. Good Luck and here's another vote for you.
Katu (another Maine Coon) and Mitzy

Come visit me, Katu Dedicated to all Shelter Kitties, Mugwump, Praying for sick kitties & Mitzy, Prayers for Lost Kitties.

07/13/2009 11:38.16 AM Report This Comment
VOTE BUG FOR COTD 07/13 or 07/14
which one's punky bear? the fluffier? you are both stunning!

Bug wants to invite you to share his birthday with him! Today, July 13th is his birthday! He will be 3 years old! Bug was a rescue kitty and you can read more about that in his profile. But don’t you think it’s time a black cat rescue kitty won?! – ESPECIALLY ON HIS BIRTHDAY! He is a trick performing and would love to be friends with you! He even created this wonderful photo you see on his page!
If you have the kindness in your heart, please


He will return the favor on your day!
Thank you!


Come visit me, Bug & Chester.

07/13/2009 09:02.20 AM Report This Comment
I love meeting new purpals. Stop by for catnip tea and tuna scones anytime. 'M' KISSES MAGGIE


07/12/2009 03:48.07 PM Report This Comment
From Katu and Mitzy
Hello Punky Bear. You are a beautiful Maine Coon, from another Maine Coon! Welcome to the cat channel. We are so glad you found a forever home. We left a vote for you and hope we can be friends.
Katu and Mitzy

Come visit me, Katu Dedicated to all Shelter Kitties, Mugwump, Praying for sick kitties & Mitzy, Prayers for Lost Kitties.

07/12/2009 09:18.37 AM Report This Comment
Awwwwww,...What a SWEET picture!!!
My name is Sniffles and I just wanted to stop by and welcome you to the Cat Channel. I hope that you like it here as much as I do. I am leaving you a vote in hopes that we can be furriends. Take care and I hope that you will come by and visit me sometime soon. ~ ★Sniffles★

Come visit me, *~*Sniffles*~*.

07/12/2009 09:04.10 AM Report This Comment
Hello Punky Bear
What a cute name for a gorgeous kitty. You have our vote and welcome. We hope you have a purrfect Sunday!

Come visit me, Yoda (in loving memorial) the blue and Xane, sable.

07/12/2009 07:00.00 AM Report This Comment
Hi Punky Bear,
what do you hunt for when you go outside? I hunt for lizards and frogs around the pool.

Come visit me, Casanova.

07/12/2009 05:16.04 AM Report This Comment

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