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Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat
Owner's Pet
CatDomestic Medium Hair
ProfileMale, 15 Years 3 Months
BodyMedium Size, Medium Fur
ColorBrown, Cream
LocationDamansara, Selangor
Posted12 Oct 2009 (Updated 21 May 2010)
I stumbled upon Dexter at a time when I needed a pet companion. My husband and I saw him through a glass window at a pet shop in Damansara Utama. Clearly he was an adult cat way too big for his cage. Upon queries, we found out he had been caged all 2 years of his life in the petshop, hardly let out except for occasional baths. I stayed with him in the shop for almost an hour, playing with him, coaxing him out of the cage slowly. I was not in the habit of buying pets from petshops but I knew I had to remove him from his current conditions.

As we were due for our Jakarta trip the next day, we couldn't take him home immediately, so we paid a
booking fee and reluctantly left for our 4 day trip. I couldn't get my mind off him throughout the trip. That was the first time an animal had touched me so deeply. Upon our return we
immediately took him home. That was on 20th August 09.

At home, Dexter was very very timid, we had to keep him in a small room and barricaded a small cosy corner for him since he was caged for a long time. He displayed various symptoms of a traumatized cat, timid, unsocialised, didn't know how to play,
terrified of human contact and he had to be coaxed to eat. For a
long time he didn't know how to enjoy treats and would only eat what's served in the feeding bowl. He didn't appreciate toys either.

It took him about a week before he started exploring our home and for the longest time he would seek solace under our TV console and would only come out when we went to bed. With an extreme amount if patience, TLC as well as the introduction of
our female cat Sophie about a month later, Dexter turned to be such a special boy. He's very expressive and vocal. You can see from his face if he's angry, upset, comfortable or sulking. He doesn't make the usual meowing sounds but kind of a babyish gurgle. He constantly needs people around although he
absolutely hates being carried or cuddled. He loves his head stroked and tummy rubbed. Dexter really reminds me of a baby. He cries when he wakes up from sleep so we have to reassure him tht he's not alone. Sometimes he gets nightmares (I believe) and wakes up with a start, yowling. Only when we call out to him does he calm down and fall back to sleep...Every now and hen we see changes in him. Sometimes for the good, sometimes not LOL.

Recently he discovered he can push a door open if it's ajar. If the room door is tightly closed, he'll bash his body against the door with a loud thud til I open it! LOL.

Dexter is still a highly stressed cat, changes in environment like boarding stresses him so he's prone to fungus attacks tho he
recovers very quickly. He's still wary of strangers and still very antisocial and is only comfortable with me and my daughter. He comes when he's called and now dominate the couch :)

I'm glad I was there for him as he is there for me now. He's far from a perfect cat but neither am I a perfect human so we compliment eachother well. Although he drives me crazy at times especially when he decides he needs to do some territorial
markings around the house, I can't imagine home without him...

That's the story of my Dexter :)
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Dexter sleeping peacefully on the sofa
Dexter sleeping peacefully on the sofa

Sedap tengok Dex tido dlm Aircon :)
Sedap tengok Dex tido dlm Aircon :)

Dexter and Sophie berjalan dgn jayanya ke arah their favorite can food :)
Dexter and Sophie berjalan dgn jayanya ke arah their favorite can food :)

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

Dexter - Domestic Medium Hair Cat

They love lounging together at the sliding door overlooking the garden
They love lounging together at the sliding door overlooking the garden

Some peace and quiet time for me when they sleep heehehe
Some peace and quiet time for me when they sleep heehehe

Sophie tido terbongkang hehehe
Sophie tido terbongkang hehehe

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Errrr...watching TV?
Errrr...watching TV?

ohhh my handsome boy :)
ohhh my handsome boy :)

Dexter at home
Dexter at home

The sight of him that broke my heart
The sight of him that broke my heart

Dexter's favourite spot (used to be)
Dexter's favourite spot (used to be)

Dexter in the room at home
Dexter in the room at home

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Page: 1 2 3 4 5    81 Comments
Crool   Dec 15th 2009 at 5:00PM
nanti meletop lg...profile kak fareen ...sbb misteri nusantara ni...keke...klu asap yg putih kuar x per...klu yg gelap tu....mcm mane..keke......rasanya tu bukan gambar dia kan...klu gambr dia kompom crool...roger2...keke.......xder la....saja...men2..hehe
Rhea   Dec 15th 2009 at 5:09PM
isk isk.. rhea suke je nak tgok... huhu.. lebih aksi panas..
Acqua   Dec 16th 2009 at 10:10AM
crool: ohh .. no wonder..
kak fareen: die dah cabut dah..
die kate en deanil tu gay..
trok btol la..
tah2 die yg gay..
SarahMelanie   Dec 16th 2009 at 12:47PM
:) Sarah tak tau korang ckp bendeni..faham sikit je.. ha ha..

Crool: Kamu pun org Sabah jugak?
o..catmother pun org sabah..he he..hi macgyverjune..ini c June dalam forum kah?
Fareen: Dexter nyer profile ni dah jadi perjumpaan budak sabah pulak :)
macgyverjune   Dec 16th 2009 at 1:32PM
yalah,si Crool pun org Sabah juga.org Kepayan tu.isk!! isk!! sia mmg aktif ni dlm forum.heheheh!! abislah si Fareen marah kita bikin aramaiti profile dia.hehehehe!!
Fareen   Dec 16th 2009 at 3:35PM
tak pe x pe. tadi dexter meow kat I. dia suka org Sabah. sumanya putih2 dan cute2 hehehe. Aramaitii!!
macgyverjune   Dec 16th 2009 at 10:57PM
Fareen,yg putih durang je,akak ni legam.heheheheh!! berjemur kat bawah matahari memanjang :)
Crool   Dec 18th 2009 at 4:19PM
hehe.... mana der putih..... crool x putih ...sedrhana jer...hehe... ape org ckp natural colour...keke
IntanLiyana   Dec 18th 2009 at 6:11PM
crool! intan da upload gambar kittens =)
SarahMelanie   Jan 25th 2010 at 3:09PM
erm lama tak tengok c dexter ni..caged for 2 years inside a cage that doesnt really fit him..im really happy u find him Fareen..Bila baca cerita dia n tgk photo dia ni memang sarah sedih..
Fareen   Jan 25th 2010 at 3:25PM
Hi Sarah, bila Fareen masuk page ni baru terperasan cerita Dex sgt panjang hehehe. Mmg dulu keadaan dia menyedihkan. Ada a few lagi gambar dia dlm cage kat petshop tu. tapi sekarang dia dah notti , sgt manja dan mengada2 haha. badan dan muka pun dah bulat. kdg2 I panggil dia bulat boy hehe. jgn sedih, dia sihat sekarang :) eh, ur trip is tomorrow kan? Vietnam kat mana? Saigon?
SarahMelanie   Jan 25th 2010 at 3:54PM
aa..tommorow pegi Hanoi..coz our factory kat sana. we have another factory kat ho chi min city..c dexter ni memang comel kalau gemuk lagi lagi gebu mcm c sophie..huhuhu..tido pun dah tebongkang sekarang..bukan satu cage satu house dia punya..senang hati tengok dexter..
Fareen   Jan 25th 2010 at 3:56PM
betul Sarah, sekarang dialah raja kat rumah ni hehe. Fareen x pernah gi Hanoi. pernah gi Saigon je. brg perhiasan lacquer berkilat tu cantik and murah. kilang apa Sarah?
SarahMelanie   Jan 25th 2010 at 4:00PM
we manufacture steel..supply steel building and export kat Malaysia..
qitqat   Feb 6th 2010 at 8:40PM
this guys is soooo kacak ok! gerammm huhu
mohdd   Feb 11th 2010 at 2:21PM
haha..gaya tdo dorg ni xtahan tgk..dh la amek seat satu sorg..kalu tetamu dtg mane la nak duduk, hikhik:)
Fareen   Feb 11th 2010 at 2:52PM
haihh Iqbal, Dexter ni mmg protective of his favorite spot kat sofa ni. if org duduk tempat dia, dia Akan mundar mandir kat lantai dan buat bising. takpun dia Akan menyelit kat situ jugak. hahahaha.
ofelia83   Oct 5th 2010 at 3:36PM
comelnyer ur cat..eh haiii geram tgk la..

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