In July of 2000, four newborn kittens were placed into a shoebox and left in a parking lot to die in the brutal Arizona sun. By chance, a young girl found the box and rescued the abandoned kittens. Every kitten was nursed back to health and placed with loving families. The smallest of the litter, “Kitty”, was adopted by future world-famous comedian, Eric Schneider.
“Our relationship started off a bit rocky.” recalls Schneider. “The second night we were together, I woke up in the middle of the night to find Kitty peeing on my chest.”
When asked about the incident, Kitty responded sheepishly, “Meow.”
Blessed with superior intelligence, Kitty quickly became litter literate, and was free to focus her attention on her true passion: martial arts. By the time she was 2 years old, Kitty won 15 Aikido and 8 Karate competitions, including the CMAA National Championship title in 2002.
Although Kitty was raised in an all-human environment, she never forgot her feline roots. In February 2003, Kitty founded “Cat House”, a non-profit network of half-way shelters for homeless cats. She also traveled around the country and spoke to at-risk kittens about the dangers of using catnip.
On January 13th 2010, Kitty was put to sleep due to a terminal kidney infection. She will be missed by many, but most of all, by Eric who loved her more than anything.
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