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Domestic Shorthair from <a href='' title='Maynard, MA'>Maynard, MA</a>

K Shadow COTM May 2010

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Hi! My name is K Shadow COTM May 2010

I am Domestic Shorthair from Maynard, MA

Nicknames: big boy, handsome, Shad

Age: 10 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: Oct 12, 2015-COTD-Thank you!!!
Oct.12 2014 COTD-Thank you for this honor.I'm sharing with my sister Dame Terri
Aug.2013 awarded Her Majesty's Support Medallion by Queen Angel Yum Yum.
Oct 12,2012-COTD & CROTD-Thank you!!!! Thank you Boo Kitty's Mom for the picture!!
June 3,2011 inducted into the MHL Hall of Fame
April 11,2011 3rd COTD-Thank you!!! (Thank you to Felicity for the COTD frame)
April 11, 2011 2nd RCOTD-Thank you!!
March 2011 Commander of the Feline Empire
MHL All Star Team Kelsee 01/30/2011
CROTM July 2010-Thank you!
COTM May 2010-Thank you!
COTD 4/11/2010-Thank you!
COTD 04/10/2009-Than- k you!
MHL Kitty Avalanche Team Manager
He talks a lot; he can jump from tall cat trees in a single bound
Plays for Kitty Avalanche in MHL
Kitty Litter Lottery Winner! 05/23/09
April 2007 Pet of the Month at Especially for Pets Sudbury MA store

Q Lady Dolly-thank you for vote #7900

My favorite tricks and treats are: He can jump from the top of the 7' cat tree straight down to the floor; if mom doesn't play the laser light game with him, he'll get up on his hindlegs & touch mom's shoulder with his front claws,(usually when she's on the computer!)
I drive mom crazy wanting to be downstairs when she's on the computer & Terry wants to be upstairs and
loves catnip :) and almost any kind of dry treats

Where I hang out: I like to nap under mom's bedspread, cat condo in bay window, love seat sofa in living room
I like to stay down in the living room

My favorite grubs: Fancy Feast-chicken appetizer, Friskies Indoor Delight Salmon; Indoor Delight Beef & Salmon

My pet peeves: Doesn't like to be disturbed when he catnaps; doesn't like loud noises(doorbell- , telephone) or the front door to open.

What I love about my owners: She gives me lots of food, water, toys & love.

My cat hobbies: I love Beauty!!!!!
I like to sleep, chase Terry,& look for bugs flying up in the ceiling; chase the laser light; reach up & knock off the toy balls placed on the bannister

Pet motto: Black Cats Rule!!
FRIGHT NIGHT is at hand
CATS of BLACK roam the land
You can't run & you can't hide
You're better off to stay inside!
{Author Unknown}. Thank you Angel Shadow #28988

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How We Met

Shadow's mom was a feral cat. They were rescued one cold April morning in 2006. The entire litter and mom were very shy. His mom was spayed & released. Shadow was put in a foster home for 6 months where he met Terry, a small outgoing feral kitty the same age. The rescue group would only let them be adopted as a pair. A very shy frightened kitty, he was taken to his adopted forever home Oct.11, 2006. His new mom knew he'd be a challenge. Although he remains shy,after more than two years, he lets his human mom pet him at certain times and lets her hear a deep low soft purr

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09/15/2016 04:25.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Capt. Shadow
Sienna here. Sable and I would like to play again in the fall if you have room for us on your roster. Mom keeps forgetting to drop us off at practices so we guess she's a bit out of practice, MOL.
Sienna and Sable

Come visit me, Q.A. Sakura, Sienna and Sable~Be back 9/28.

09/05/2016 06:24.38 PM Report This Comment
Hi K. Shadow and TISK Kitties!
It’s sad to think that our meows on CC are coming to an end, but we take great solace in knowing that are furiendships will go on furever, where ever we may end up. Between the various cat websites, CC Survivor’s Group on FaceBook, purrsonal emails or just plain old fashion snail mail home addresses- however we need to stay in touch - we will.:) Before we forget to mention this, we have a page set up on, the Catmewsroom, and we also set up a page on ( Of course now our Mom needs to learn how to navigate both sites! Mom’s email address is (, but most of you already know that.

We all have a strong feeling that once her grandson George goes back home with his pawrents, and our Mom and us no longer have our precious Cat Channel; well by golly, if that doesn’t make Mom learn how to use the mew websites fast, then nothing will. MOL! Right now our Mom has very little time for anything but her grandson. Humph! Okay, she is getting up extra early and staying up late to spend time with us cats, but that's a given, right?! MOL!

Little George is doing fine and so are all of us cats. We still have not warmed up to the little guy like Mom would have liked us to, but we do tolerate him. Hee, hee! George has the job of filling our dry cat food bowls every day and well, we can’t very well scratch the furless hand that feeds us. MOL! Our furiend Ebony, the black cat who lives next door with his fursis Sugar Bear, is the only one of us cats that has been brave enough to let George pet him and even sits in his lap to be brushed! Mom is sure that Ebony would make a wonderful Therapy Cat! The rest of us...not so much.:(

Scamper, our outside furiend, is doing great. He sleeps most of the day in his outside cathouse or in the garage. At night, Scamper knows when it is bedtime and he comes quickly inside the garage so Mom can shut the door. Scamper gets the garage and backyard at bedtime. Scamper still does not like to be touched or picked up, but Mom keeps on trying. Baby steps!

Mom kept up-to-date on copying our CC files once a month, so we have our memory books all set. We’re not going to meow goodbye because we are pawsitive our special furiendships will continue. With all the conflicts and unspeakable tragedies going on in the world recently, furiends like the ones we were lucky enough to make during our years on CC, are much too precious and valued to ever lose sight of.

We left a vote with soft purrs, warm hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

P.S. Please forgive the cut & paste. We love you all dearly. ♥ =^.^=
“There are no goodbyes. Where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.” - Ghandi

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/09/2016 03:54.54 PM Report This Comment
Dear TISK Team and Mom Loretta
Oh no, we will never lose contact with our friends. Our hearts and paws are joined furever. My Mom has your Mom's email (I think) and snail mail (I know)and we we stay furever friends, I'm sure. I'm so glad your Mom is doing well, sweet kitties, and thanks for the glorious memories. xoxox Gin Gin and Mom Mary

Come visit me, Ginger Spicegirl - Until We Meet Again.

07/08/2016 07:19.17 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Shadow
Happy Belated Mother's Day to your sweet Mom too. How was your weekend? Ours was pawsome!! We helped Nana & Mommy celebrate Mother’s Day. We gave Nana 2 books & a sweet card, and we gave Mommy two picture frames, 2 red roses & a sweet card. You can see pics on the bottom of my page. They both said that we are purrfect shoppers!! We hope that your Mom enjoyed a wonderful day too.

We hope that Terri had a purrfect eye doctor visit this week.

Purrs to you,
K Casper Todd

Come visit me, ♥ K Casper Todd ♥, ♥ Q MerryBelle (in Loving Memory) ♥ & ♥ Q Sissy ♥.

05/13/2016 07:52.40 AM Report This Comment
Hello K Shadow
In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a little poem for your Mom:

There are times I do some naughty things.
Sometimes I wake you up.
Sometimes I chew your laptop cord
And knock over your cup.

Sometimes I trip you in the hall
Or attack you from under a chair.
And I do enjoy your fresh laundry,
Leaving it covered in my beautiful hair.

Taking care of me sure is hard work.
I know it can’t be easy.
But despite all of those naughty things,
You still love me totally & completely.

So here’s to you this Mother’s Day
And at the risk of sounding cheesy -
I love you more than you’ll ever know
So purrhaps you’d like to feed me!!

✿Enjoy a purrrfectly wonderful Mother’s Day✿
Q Sissy

P.S. The Mother's Day card that you received is from Wolfie's sweet Mom Linda. We also rec'd one.

Come visit me, ♥ K Casper Todd ♥, ♥ Q MerryBelle (in Loving Memory) ♥ & ♥ Q Sissy ♥.

05/06/2016 11:50.16 AM Report This Comment
Hi TISK Team!
Thank you so much for coming by and catgratulating us on our ACOTD/COTD honor today. Our furiends really mean a lot so this honor and pawty is for all of you, because without you, we wouldn't be here. Stay as long as you like!
Sakura, Sienna and Sable

Come visit me, Q.A. Sakura, Sienna and Sable~Be back 9/28.

05/05/2016 06:20.46 PM Report This Comment
The temperature was High 63 & Low was 46 this morning, now it's Partly Sunny; 63 with humidity 59% & wind is 4 MPH NW. Tuesday's suppose to be Rain & High 59.

RECORD HIGH: 83 set in 4/11/1951.
RECORD LOW: 31 set in 4/11/1991.

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Momma had to go clean the elderly man's (Bud) house this morning that she does once purr month, then stopped off at Taco Bell to get a couple Taco Salads then came home. Momma came in our room to feed us Girls since it was 12:30pm then momma sat down to eat her food. She's really tired now.

CC would not let me on here Sunday afternoon to do my return visits with my Catpaigning so I'm really sorry for not coming by!

CALLIE #239447 is feeling a bit better today as well as eating her kibbles. Mom has no problem giving Callie her insulin injections which makes it mice all around! Momma also ordered an AlphaTrak 2 Glucose Meter from Amazon and should be here Wednesday. Momma found out that is what Dr. Nancy uses as well.

Momma walked across the street last night with a carrier in hopes to capture Rhaevyn, but she seen momma set it down on the sidewalk and split! She let momma pet her briefly, but not too close to where momma could get her. Looks like Rhaevyn may not be coming inside! MOL!

I would also like to take this time to Thank You for pawing my votey button daily even when I'm not here! I really do appreciate your loyalty!

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♥♥ Praying for Momma Linda & Family as JESSE #28989 had help with his Forever Sleep today, 4/11/2016.


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.~:*:~. SYLVR TUFF KNIGHT #160205 ~:*:~. on CC.

.~*~. LOKJE #209712 (Zoo Crew) .~*~. on DC.

Here's a Girl Power Crew vote for you.

With Kitty Kisses & Loves,

~*~ SYLVR TUFF KNIGHT #160205 ~*~

Come visit me, TEAKEE KNIGHT #25544 ~*~ 5/10/2002 to 11/18/2015, QUEEN SYLVR TUFF KNIGHT #160205 (COTM MAY 2016), SMUDGE Knight (5/20/2000-8/13/2007 Furever Sleep), NeuBee Knight #123633 Photo: 8/10/2015, KITTZI KNIGHT #160203 ~*~ Photo: 3/01/2016, Q. AUNT SAMANTHA #15442 "7/18/1998 - 8/18/2012", CALLIE KNIGHT #239447 - Photo: 6/22/2016 & SAUSHA KNIGHT #22506 Photo: 12/23/2015.

04/11/2016 05:06.59 PM Report This Comment
Hey Shadow!
Very sorry we are a tad late with your birthday wishes. Being retired does not seem to be giving Mom more time at all! So
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Shadow, Happy Birthday to you! Sending a special birthday vote, catnip bubbles, a catnip chirping bird, salmon cakes and shrimp crackers with catnip cheese for your celebration today. And a $200 gift card to the Pro Shop! Enjoy. Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

Come visit me, King Dean COTM Nov 2015 Thanx 4 COTD!!!, ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM, Angel King Anderson COTM Sept 2009, Angel Anderson crossed 6/19/14 We miss you!!!, DEAN Daily Blogs for COTM October 2015, Legend We love CC! Please don't go!! & The Orange Crush Hockey Club.

04/11/2016 04:45.23 PM Report This Comment


04/10/2016 08:55.33 PM Report This Comment
Happy 10th Birthday, K. Shadow
The Pawty Animals are here with big 10th Birthday wishes and a few hometown treats we hope you like, Shadow. We brought fresh, pacific Dungeness crabcakes, steamed Drakes Bay oysters, stir-fried mice, a batch of Hedley's famous SF wharf rat ratatouille and a big catnip frosted, mouse-mousse layered birthday cake with 10 big candles. Happy Birthday, Shadow!

Many purrs. The Pawty Animals - Hedley, K. Neelix and Jakar

Come visit me, Sir Hedley, K. Neelix (Angel Katie's guy) & Count Jakar (Vote Dame Mouse for COTM).

04/10/2016 05:29.32 PM Report This Comment
Happy birthday, K. Shadow and Terri!
Doesn't it get old, sharing a birthday? Anyway, we hope you are both having a wonderful day. Sharing cake, sharing friends, not sharing presents... MOL!! We brought you each a gift, and we hope you each like the gift we brought you! Hugs, KC and the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW**Vote MOUSE #219407 Sept. COTM* & Sir Pique~Vote MOUSE #219407 Sept. COTM~.

04/10/2016 05:23.05 PM Report This Comment
Hi Shadow!
We heard it was your 10th birthday, today and we've come by with poem and song, just for you! Here it is:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
We've come to sing,
Happy Birthday to you!

♪ ♫Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Shadow,
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu♫ ♪
And many moooore.....

We hope you have a great time celebrating with all your family and furiends. We're bringing you some cream cheese-filled catnip cookies, a dozen peacock feathers, a furry catnip-filled mousey to play with and a celebration vote, too! Take care and have a wonderful day! Love ya!

Lots of hugs and headbonks,
Mischief and Dayzee

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Prayers for all of our furiends!, Angel Moki-Praying for Spongie's Mom Lynn., AQ Duchess-6/2/15-RIP, sweet girl, we love you!, A.Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Angel Maggie Meme, Dayzee - Praying for all those in need of prayers. & Mischief - Vote Mouse #219407, Daily in Sept.!.

04/10/2016 12:29.34 PM Report This Comment
Hi Shadow
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SHADOW, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU". Sorry we were shouting but we are so excited about your B'day. Here is a bunch of catnip filled balloons, a bag of kitty toys and a big box of catnip frosted cupcakes for you to share and enjoy. Love, K Miles and Angel Maggie

Come visit me, Miles & Q. Angel Maggie.

04/10/2016 11:31.53 AM Report This Comment
Vroom, Vrooommm, Vroooom......
12 CAT'S on Harley Davidson motorcycles come thundering down the highway. They are beautiful machines, shining in the sunlight.

They are on a special mission today as they pull in to Shadow and Terri's driveway.

The helmets come off to reveal Q. Lola, Q.Zoe Monique, Cyndee, Q. Talley, Kali, Coco , Maggie Meme, A. Beast, K. Winston, A. Q. Mallow, Mojo and Possum.

They get off their bikes, Shadow and gang, know that sound, The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's are back in town.
The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's, shower Shadow with confetti while singing....

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Shadow,
Happy Birthday to you,
And many moooorrrreeee!

Cyndee,gives Shadow an autographed poster of the Hairballz rainbow Riders, a meowday card pawed by each member of the gang and a big box of Zoe Monique's catnip Cuban gars.

Zoe Monique and Mojo, are bringing out the cake and mice cream. A.Q. Mallow lights the candles and tell Shadow to make a wish......

He blows and blows until he sees A. Q. Mallow snickering in her paw. She got him.... those candles are made to stay lit no matter how hard you blow...

Happy Birthday Shadow!

Enjoy and we hope, we made your day a little brighter.

The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's get back on their bikes.

Cyndee, yells "Lets roll"

They head down the highway to their next destination, as Angels Ringo Starr and Yum Yum sprinkle Angle Dust, to protect them where ever the road my lead.
Cyndee & The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's

Come visit me, Q. Zoe Monique, On The Road Again ! & Zoe Monique Memories Of A Queen- N0 votes please.

04/10/2016 09:32.42 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday Captain Shadow!
You lucky kitty, we’re here to sing you the birthday song. Ready, guys?

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy BIRTHday, dear Captain Shadow
Happy birthdaaayyy to YOOOOO!

And many mooooorrrrre!

Because it’s your special day, we have a big sardine cake with tuna icing, baked with our own loving paws! And because we’re high class kitties, we even washed them first!

Hope you're having a super great day! -- A. Mallow with the Earthlings, Mike, Evie & Mojo

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

04/10/2016 08:35.04 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday Shadow
I'm pouncing by with a mice cream cake for your pawty today. I've also brought you a case of salmon scented bubbles & a Tweety Bird pinata filled with catnip candies & felt mouse toys. Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Big hugs,
Patches & NICE Crew

Come visit me, Q Trixie~Vote MOUSE #219407 COTM dly in September~, Piggy & Sneakers~Remembering our time on CC~, Monkey~Meowing good-bye to our beloved site~, Fluffinella ♥Joey~Sad to meow good-bye~, ♥Angel Sherman♥ 9/30/2006-4/19/2008, ♥Angel K Zaboo♥ 6/10/2000-11/25/2013, ♥Angel Cloudy♥ 4/16/2008-2/10/2010, Special Memories page & ♥ Angel Patches ♥ 4/1/2001~6/24/2016.

04/10/2016 06:37.19 AM Report This Comment
Thank you for always sending me our schedule. Our mom is usually busy and doesn't take time to help us cats answer our blogs properly
See you at the rink tonight ! Samurai

Come visit me, Mr. Kitty, Widget, Nike (orange&white) and Peanut (black&white), MoMo, Peachy & Samurai.

03/18/2016 03:08.37 PM Report This Comment
hi capt shadow!
thanks for support, not worry if you not here evry day, it ok! your mom has nuff worry bout, she gets better den worry but CC, but if possible come coronation Monday night, 8pm est, at special event page, if she not too tire. maybe just pop in,,see speeches and den leave, we gonna pawty some but cuz it Monday not be late, mummy not stay up too late too. see you at da rink, love QUINCY, and i approves dis message

Come visit me, reverend loki - "THE REV!", luke - chyna said I DO!!!, feb/march cotm 2016 memories, CHUBBIE CUBBIES!, PRES.Q.QUINCY ♥LEO! COTM 3/2016 & sammy ♥ kara!.

02/28/2016 03:20.47 PM Report This Comment
❀ Reporting from Mallows Bay ❀
The sun is high in the sky and we’ve just finished Chef Maggie Meme’s amazing lunch of Beer Battered Fish with Beer Battered Onion Rings; and Barley Beer Soup. Now the regatta continues ~

WHAT is this? A floatin’ Easter basket? Nope, it’s Gin Gin, Maggie Meme and Spike, in a boat decorated as an Easter Basket. Spike has lined it with sod & grass, and Maggie Meme & Gin Gin have filled it with decorated Ukranian East Eggs. Live Easter bunnies (on loan and with full protection regalia) ride’ with them amid red tulips, yellow daffodils, and purple hyacinths. Hope everyone can swim!

Lily & RennieBoots got their Mom to finish off the Kirkland Light and they are in the water! Quincy’s brothers and K. Leo are doin’ a bit better with their St. Pauli Girl & Dr Pepper craft. Not a leak to be seen, to the relief of Rev. Loki who doesn’t want to get his wings wet. Sammy and Luke keep drinkin’ and strappin’ their empties on the side with duct tape as they go. Here come the Hockeytown Cats with Mischief & Dayzee bailin’ water & usin’ the oars, tryin’ to keep up.

K. Whiskers & Q. Talley made their boat from soda cans with some Red Bull & Monster energy drink cans for extra oomph. They’ve also used some carbonated soda cans, unopened until they are in the water when they pop the tops on the "agua con gas" cans and hope their boat takes off like a flash! Or at least doesn’t sink.

Angels Q. Gracie & K. Max have the full moon flag flyin’ high above the “Ol’ Rootie Tootie”. Watch out for the “Misty on the Bay”, Greycee Mist has fired up a battery operated hair dryer to get some extra momentum.

The “Zoo Crew’s Cutter” is bobbing along, slowed down a bit by the full cans of Sam Adams on board but Pique and the guys are doing their best to lighten the load <hic!>. Sebs & Timothy’s cans of choice are Faygo & Vernors, their sisters have outfitted them with crash helmets and water wings, looks like they might be needin’ both before the day is through!

Puzzle got to the beer can shed late, but he is not deterred. He got an old 18 wheeler inner tube and painted a nice sunrise over the water with palm trees and flamingos on the shore. He glued on a can holder shaped like a manatee and used mom's "grab-it stick” and her king sized pillow case with red hibiscus for a sail. Not technically a beer can boat? Those empties training behind in the water say otherwise!

~~ continued below ~~

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/28/2016 08:17.54 AM Report This Comment
The Beer Can Regatta Concludes ~
As the sun starts to sink in the West, Chef Maggie Meme has put the finishing touches on our supper of Beer Brisket, with Beer Can Chicken in the BBQ pit and for dessert, Beer Cake with Caramel Icing

Bringing up the rear in our Beer Can Regatta is K. Tuck in the “Grogmonsta”. It’s had some tough going since it is burdened down by a full dance floor complete with disco ball. And dancers! And a full bar, dispensing as they go. The Pawty Animals rush to grab it as it crosses the finish line and drag it up into the park, can’t let any of that brew go in the drink!

Our intrepid racers will find entertainment as K. Tuck cranks up the live music and the kitties, now dried off & changed, start dancing to the “Beer Barrel Polka” and move on from there.

We round out the weekend with fireworks over Mallows Bay before we head back to Mallow Castle, where everything has been made ready for the coronation of Queen Quincy.
** Don’t forget, I will be passin’ the crown to our next COTM Quincy tomorrow, Monday, Feb 29th at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 ** ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/28/2016 08:15.27 AM Report This Comment
❀ Reporting from Mallows Bay ❀
Good morning, Beer Can Sailors! The (snicker) worthy vessels have been inspected and are waitin’ to sail to glory. Or to the bottom of the bay, mol. To get us in the proper mood, Guest Chef Maggie Meme has prepared a breakfast of Beer Batter Pancakes, Beer Sausage, Grilled Steak & Eggs with Beer & Molasses, and toast & jam made with Beer Bread.

Throughout the day there will be a Beer Garden for refreshments AND emergency boat repairs, K. Whiskers & Q. Talley brought kegs of catnip juice as well. Beside the reviewing stand, Royal Maestro K. Pushkin conducts the Mallowwood Bowl Orchestra in classical arrangements of beer commercial themes and drinking songs from around the world. A. Q. Cherish is flyin’ her sail plane overhead and takin’ pictures for her memory book which she will share with us.

To start us out, Queen MJ and Prince OJ for the 4th year in a row are sailing “The Eyesore”. Queen MJ waves to the crowd while Prince OJ tries valiantly to bail out the water that is slowly seeping in. They manage to make it out into the Bay, around the marker buoys and to the finish line. Whew! Relieved, they return to the reviewing stand and Queen MJ declares:

“Let the Regatta begin!”

Sams & his pal Exit Rocketman have been collecting “Rolling Rock” cans and they’re off to a good start. Their vessel is staying on top of the water. Mostly. Now come Angel Misty & her Angel sibs, sailing the “Misty on the Bay” with one of Mom’s old bedsheets for a sail and Angel Moki is holding two cans of Dad’s aerosol deodorant out the back of his family’s entry to propel them through the water.

The boats just keep on coming! Here come the Zoo Crew, their tails are dragging in the water but they valiantly sail on. Q. Mimi’s “Queen Mimi”, also makin’ its 4th appearance, does seem to be as seaworthy as she’s claimed. A. K. Easy & the V.I. Kitties are sailin’ in style, the cans are somethin’ called “Steel Reserve” and it’s inspired the kitties inside to turn a few extras into musical instruments. With lots of V.I. Kitties, there are enough to play that wonderful steel drum music from the Islands.

K. Spanky Jack captains the “S.S. Captain Jack”, made with Pepsi cans while K. Steve in the “Sink or Swim” is doin’ a little of both, mol. Evie & Angel Shai are usin’ empty catpaign bottles from their anniversary as pontoons and with all of A. Shai’s sibs paddlin’ and steerin’, the Prince & Princess of the Palms are up front doin’ the Royal wave. Hope no REAL waves come up, mol.

~~ to be continued ~~
** Don’t forget, I will be passin’ the crown to our next COTM Quincy on Monday, Feb 29th at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 ** ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/27/2016 09:21.11 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
It’s almost Beer Can Regatta time!

As one by one the finishing touches are put on our fine array of watercraft (snicker) and they are loaded onto transports, I wanna introduce you to my Mystery Destination, the place where we will be sailin’ our fine vessels. This is an absolutely for truly real place. It’s on the Potomac in Charles County, Maryland and it is called .. Mallows Bay!

And even better, as if bein’ named after ME ain’t great enough, let me introduce the wonder that is …. Are ya ready for this one …. The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay!

Here’s how it came to be: During World War 1 the US Government announced plans to build 1,000 supply ships for the war effort. Boatyards across the country started churning out wooden steamships. But there was a problem: The ships were put together so fast that they were kinda barely seaworthy. And then just as the first hulls were hittin; the water, the war ended. The government was left with over 200 obsolete, leaky boats. Long (long, LONG) story short, they ended up in Mallows Bay on the Potomac where they sit today, the largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere. And possibly even the world (Yay, we’re #1. Well, YOU are, I’m a Canadian).

Because they’re made of wood, after almost 100 years each vessel has become a mini-ecosystem with trees up to 40 feet high and all kinds of vegetation growing out of ‘em. The wrecks are now home to Osprey, water fowl, and other wildlife. Bald Eagles nest in the nearby trees along the shore. There’s a picture of the bay with its Ghost Fleet in my gallery.

There’s a Mallows Bay Park there now, with boat ramps and everything, and that’s where the Beer Can Regatta will start tomorrow. Tonight, Prince O.J. & I are gonna kayak through the wrecks in the moonlight. Then we might or might not have a romantic hideaway ready on one of the ghostie ships. We ain’t tellin’. See you there! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

** I will be passin’ the crown to our next COTM Quincy on Monday, Feb 29th at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 **

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02/26/2016 09:07.32 AM Report This Comment
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Oh, gee, I have been so busy that I almost forgot one of my very favourite holidays! Yesterday was Inconvenience Yourself Day. But I remembered in time to celebrate.

First of all, to start things off right, on Tuesday night I put my alarm clock in the bathroom and locked the door. When it went off in the mornin’ not only did I have to pick the lock with a knittin’ needle (which I had to find first, it’s not like I knit or anything ~ as IF!) to get to the (ahem!) facilities, the stupid alarm was playing “Who Let the Dogs Out? Woof, woof woof woof woof!” full blast the whole time!

Then it was time for my mornin’ shower. Plannin’ ahead, I had turned off the water heater Tuesday mornin’ and hadda wait for it to heat back up. Apologies to those guests of Mallow Castle who might also have been inconvenienced by this one … guess I shoulda posted a warning sign or two, huh?

Then I headed off to my mornin’ golf game but first I hadda unthaw my Harley key, which I froze in a block of ice Tuesday night before retiring. I hadda wonder if I’d even make it to the golf course because I siphoned about, oh … 4.8 gallons of gas from my 5 gallon tank. Yuck! Ptoooie! And of course, I wasn’t carryin’ any spare gas OR my wallet with me! Do I know how to celebrate or what?!

Then it was time to get to work with Prince OJ on our beer can boat. Of course, I hadda blindfold myself first. And mix up the tools!

Then I finished out the day at home watching TV! Of course, because it was still Inconvenience Yourself Day, I had asked Prince O.J. to hide the remote so every time I wanted to flip the channel I hadda get up and do it the cavecat way! Then I finished out this very special day by climbing into my cozy soft bed, which I had of course inconveniently short-sheeted when I made it in the morning.

See why this is one of my favourite holidays of the year?

** IN OTHER NEWS, I will be passin’ the crown to our next COTM Quincy on Monday, Feb 29th at 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 **

Meanwhile, keep workin’ on finishin’ up your beer can boats. Tomorrow, we transport ‘em and I reveal where the Beer Can Regatta will be held. ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

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02/25/2016 09:59.22 AM Report This Comment
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It seems that when I had that “talk” with the fleas and gremlins about how they’d better quit messin’ around with our beloved CC or else, I musta thrown a scare into all you kitties too. Looks like we’re goin’ into our 4th day where NO one’s brave enough to climb up into the COTD window! Why, I musta even scared ‘em over at the other channels … Dog and Horse Channels’ Windows of Fame are also empty, while Bird and Small Animal Channels have had the same member in theirs since Saturday! And we won’t even talk about how long that Tank of the Week has been in the window over on Fish Channel!

Yeah, weird events are happenin’, but really, what would you expect with me in the Castle? None of it stops the kitties workin’ on their beer can boats. K. Bennie is doin’ a great job tendin’ the beer can shed and Angel Misty & her sisters have commandeered their Dad’s lawn tractor to help shuttle the cans to the various buildin’ projects.

Angels Gracie & Max have dibs on the Fosters, Bud Lite and Dad’s Root Beer empties for their vessel “Ol’ Rootie Tootie”. K. Tuck’s project is still under wraps, but he just took delivery of a coupla kegs and some beer taps? What IS that boy up to?

Spanky Jack is collectin’ Pepsi cans to put together a patriotic lookin’entry. He’s lookin’ for paint now to stencil the name on with. And that begs the question, when ya christen a beer can boat, just what DO ya use?

Angels Red, Moki, Duchess and Frosty’s creation is comin’ along so well that they are considerin helpin’ their Earthling sisters Mischief & Dayzee. MOST Angelic of ya, but remember we wanna keep Dayzee very very busy so she will stick close to home. Gin Gin has gotten together with Maggie Meme and her niece Spike and they are hard at work. Sebs & Timothy have gone for Labatts Blue and Strohs empties to create their masterpiece.

The mystery of Mimi’s missin’ Old Rats Breath empties has been solved. Turns out that her brothers Blackstone & Grayson ran off with ‘em and were playin’ a rousing game of Kick the Can. Psst … I think Mimi mighta kicked THEIR cans, know what I mean?

Close call at MY house, Mom almost found all the cans that Puzzle brought over and stuffed under Mom’s bed! Why, Mom mighta sent my little sis Moji Blackbear to Rehab if Evie hadn’t found the stash first! She’s cleared ‘em out and she & A. Shai and his sibs are all puttin’ ‘em to good use.

Throughout the grounds of Mallow Castle we hear the sounds of kitties at work with staplers, scissors, hammers and of course that miracle substance, duct tape. K. Steve had a little trouble with his glue gun, though. (whisper) I don’t think anyone will notice that patch of missin’ fur! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

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02/24/2016 09:26.32 AM Report This Comment
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Wow, what a Full Moon pawty weekend! See why these bashes are legendary? Hope ya liked Prince O.J. & I dressed as Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford, the original power couple, mol. Angel Q. Gracie and her Angel K. Max rocked it as Catgelina Jolie and Purr-ad Pitt. And a big thanks to Angels Elmie & Pouncer for that absolutely rockin’ spread they put on!

We are back at Mallow Castle now and preparations for the Beer Can Regatta go on. Mimi is all aflutter because it appears that someone ran off with some of her stash of beer cans. If ya see anyone besides Mimi constructin’ with Ol’ Rats Breath empties, those cans are probably ill-gotten. This has been a public service announcement, mol.

Quincy says her brothers and her hubs K. Leo are workin’ together, they are safe from the Wrath of Mimi since their cans of choice are St. Pauli Girl and Dr. Pepper. Whiskers and his sisters are safe too, they have a theory that usin’ Red Bull and Monster energy drink cans will give that extra “oomph” to their boat.

Meanwhile, Lily & RennieBoots are workin’ on an entry and so are the Zoo Crew. K. Tuck and his pals are also workin’ on an entry, top-secret and kept under a tarp. Q. Mimi says there had better not be any Ol’ Rats Breath cans under there!

As the day’s construction ends, the kitties gather outside the Great Hall where a “Do Not Enter” sign has been posted all day. There’s been some activity here durin’ our weekend away, and as soon as Evie & Angel Shai come in from workin’ on their boat we’ll let ya in on it. Oh, here they are!

<Ahem!> Today is a very special day for these two kitties, it’s the two year anniversary of the day we all gathered to watch them exchange their vows under the Chuppah in what we thought was probably the last wedding on CC. We are very glad to have been wrong about that!

Since my sis and bro-in-law are partial to the tropics, on this their anniversary I would like to honour them with the titles of “Prince and Princess of the Palms” and celebrate their special day with a luau …. Kosher style.

Our first course is “Shoyu Chicken”, boneless chicken thighs simmered with flavors of soy, ginger and brown sugar, just long enough to fall apart at forks touch. We will of course enjoy this with rice, a typical staple of the islands.

For dessert, there is nothing better than classic Malasadas. These are Portuguese fried doughnuts, light and dense pillows and these ones have guava and lilikoi filling. I dare anyone to stop at just one. Master Baker Angel Sandy has made a very special anniversary cake, seafood & tuna, half & half! She made cupcakes, too!

Aloha…or as many Jewish people in the Islands like to say, Shaloha! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

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02/23/2016 10:01.38 AM Report This Comment
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Hello Dahlings!

Just getting’ myself in the mood because here in Mallowwood on Pinto Island not only is it a pawty to celebrate the Full Snow Moon, tonight we have an extra special Full Snow Moon, it’s also … hey wait a minute. I was all set to announce that it’s Academy Award night but it turns out that <ahem> SOMEone who shall be nameless was lookin’ at out of date info. Oscar night is NEXT week!

Well, we’re here THIS week so I think we can still get dressed up like our favourite movie stars and honour the Oscars on this Full Moon pawty night. Q. Lily has been decoratin’ like crazy, K. Spongie is shinnyin’ up the palm trees to string fairy lights shaped like snowflakes and a replica Academy Award sits in the middle of each table.

As a very special treat, we have A K. Pushkin the Royal Maestro conductin’ the Mallowwood Bowl Orchestra playin’ Great Movie Themes. Didn’t know we had an orchestra, didja? Why, I didn’t even know we had a bowl!

And speakin’ of bowls, OH the food that Chefs Angels Elmie & Pouncer have prepared! It wouldn’t even fit in my blog so the menu posted only on the CMR page!

By the way, Prince Oscar Jon is all pumped about the “Oscars” because he is convinced that the whole thing is named after him. I just hope this ain’t gonna be like that time he commandeered the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile on its national tour! Um, my Prince, that statue you just set down as the centrepiece of the head table IS a replica, ain’t it? Um … AIN’T it?

Be at the ready, Quincy, I think there just may be a slight chance that we might be needin’ that bail fund you’re holdin’ … then again, Pinto Island has no extradition treaties with anyone, I think we might be alright.

Let the celebration begin! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/22/2016 09:37.55 AM Report This Comment
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“♫ And the DAYS dwindle down … to a PREC-ious few …. ♫” Okay, okay, I’ll try not to be such a drama Queen. But I’m goin’ into the last week of my reign, hard though it is to believe! To illustrate how fast my time in Mallow Castle has flown, I’ve changed my profile picture from my Mom’s masterpiece to the one that the CMR Crew created for their COTM Hall of Fame page. I wanna say once again how much I appreciate all of you lettin’ me immerse you in the weird & wonderful world of Mallow this month.

I tell ya though, I think there must be a curse on Q. Mimi’s golf course! When SHE wanted to do it, CC went down. And now the day I had the grand opening, CC went down again. Does CC just not like golf or somethin’??

Well, CC actin’ up yesterday mornin’ gave us more time to spend on the links, and we thank Ana & Haley & their Angels for hostin’ board games day in the Great Hall, and Chef Engine for the great grubs. Some of which included actual grubs, mol. The latest entries in the Beer Can Regatta are Q. Kelsee and the Hockeytown Cats, and Q. Talley & her family are gonna build a boat too. Theirs will be the one made outta soda cans. The Regatta sails next weekend, I’ll keep ya posted.

Now … do I dare ramp up the Mallow-ness to almost full power without blowin’ CC’s circuits again? I hope so, because today I wanna introduce you to another special part of my CC world, Angel Q. Gracie’s special Caribbean retreat of Pinto Island.

Some of you need no introduction, Queen Gracie reigned from Pinto Island back in July of 2012 & some of us loved it so much we decided to become semi-purrmanent residents. I built myself a humble beach hut and to my amazement, around it has sprung up over the years the beach hut community of Mallowwood (yep, actually I DO name everything after myself, just call me the Donald Trump of CC!). A. Q. Gracie even honoured me with the title Mayor Mallow of Mallowwood, and before I crossed the Bridge Prince OJ built me a rockin’ tree house overlookin’ the entire island. This is where he popped the question on what turned out to be the night before I crossed (sniff). This awesome treehouse is also where we stay while on Pinto Island and the special Moon Flag of Mallowwood flies from the balcony whenever Mayor Mallow is in residence.

A long-standin’ tradition on Pinto Island is the Full Moon Pawty, and it just so happens that the full moon is tomorrow and that’s why we’re here! Guest Chefs Angels Elmie & Pouncer have been cookin’ up a storm in preparation for our arrival so let’s get settled in. ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/21/2016 10:04.23 AM Report This Comment
PS from Queen MJ ♕
Yep, CC is runnin' again and I am runnin' with it for as long as I can!

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02/20/2016 02:18.12 PM Report This Comment
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The traffic in & out of the beer can shed has been brisk, with kitties cartin’ away cans (not in those shopping carts we already took back to the supermarket, I hope!), choosin’ up teams and sketchin’ out carefully guarded plans for their beer can vessels. So far my signup sheet has A. Easy & the V.I. Kitties, Spanky Jack, A. Misty & her sisters … Steve is in as long as no one makes him be the rudder like last time (snicker), my bro-in-law A. Shai’s family are in and he & Evie are gonna pilot their special love boat. Dayzee’s family are gonna keep her busy so she don’t even think about runnin’ off and explorin’ again. Good thinkin’!

Mimi says that her “Queen Mimi” is as shipshape as it ever was (infer from that what you will), so she’s gonna head for her Extreme Adventure golf course with her catty J.C., who is feelin’ better and eager to carry some golf clubs around. The course is busy today too, with kitties tryin’ to master that tricky last hole. Medics are standin’ by!

For those who wanna take a break from beer can construction or would just like to stick to indoor activities, you’re in luck. Ana, Haley and all their Angels are gonna host a games day for us in the Great Hall! They’ve brought all our favourites: Mousetrap, Twister, Catopoly, Go Fish, you name it. Bring your own favourites along too.

I’m gonna be a bit later gettin’ around to your pages today, the blogger is abandoning her duty this mornin’ to go to a class on home renos, and she has a coupla other places to stop too. So make yourselves at home and Chef Engine is still here with her culinary creations.

Apologies for wreckin’ CC yesterday, I guess so much Mallowness just blew their circuits! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

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02/20/2016 02:15.23 PM Report This Comment
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Good morning, loyal subjects! If anyone ain’t heard yet, Dayzee is HOME!!

And in that celebratory spirit, have I got a treat for ya today! My Royal Greenskeeper Q. Mimi has been workin’ hard and the climbin’ orchids look really great on the walls of Mallow Castle. Now that we found out who’s been markin’ his territory on ‘em and dealt with the problem in a timely fashion, that is. But Mimi wanted to have this appointment in the first place so that she could do a very special project for us.

Some of ya might remember that when Mimi was Queen CC had some ginormous issues and went down for a whole week! That is one entire week of Mimi’s time in the Castle just gone poof! And because of this outrage, my pal Mimi got Gremlin’d right outta some plans she had to build us a rockin’ Royal Extreme Adventure golf course! Well, that will never do! I told Mimi that durin’ my time as Queen we are gonna see if we can make her vision happen.

So without further ado, let’s grab our clubs, sign our waivers and try our luck. Circulatin’ around the course for our convenience will be Guest Chef Engine in her mobile Weiner Wagon, purveyin’ her finest cuisine. She has Crispy Canaries on sticks, Flash-Fried Filet of Frog and Buttered Bat Biscuits. And that’s just for starters, wait’ll we get to the clubhouse! Saucy Mouse Ribs with a side of Crispy Crouton and Catnip Casserole, anyone?

So, did I hear someone poo-pooh-in’ that golf is a boring game for old dudes? Not around HERE it ain’t! We are talkin’ Extreme Adventure after all! This means that OUR water hazard is not just a pretty pond, a big guy we affectionately call “Ol’ Toothy” has taken up residence and ya never know when he or his pals will show up to try & carry your clubs! I’d advise ya to tip’ em well! And remember, those large patches of sand are part of the golf course, NOT the emergency facilities.

There are some pictures down in my gallery, enjoy! Oh … and watch out for the last hole, it’s a doozie! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/19/2016 10:01.15 AM Report This Comment
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I wanna thank everyone who’s put in their 2 cents worth about affordable microchippin’, I think we got some good info-sharin’ done and identified some options for families who might have a lotta kitties and not a lotta money. Our CC kitties absolutely rock!

Mom hadda put my Royal blogs on hold for a while, and now we come back & see there’s a Welcome Home pawty for our friend Dayzee who has been missin’ for a couple of days! It’s Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day and I am headin’ straight over with a big batch for Dayzee and another batch for J.C., who has finally been sprung from the Vetspital! First, though, I wanna give ya a heads-up on an event comin’ up in a few days:

Remember back on Superbowl Sunday we started collectin’ beer cans for a special secret project? Well, K. Bennie, my Royal Steward of the Beer Cans, has been workin’ hard receivin’ donations as they come in and sortin’ ‘em by colour, and it’s time to let ya in on the project: Next weekend will round out my time as your Queen with my fourth annual Beer Can Regatta.

More details will come later, but for those who ain’t been part of this extravaganza before, it’s inspired by an actual event that’s been goin’ on every year since 1974 in Darwin Australia where “Participants create boats using empty beer cans, soft drink cans, bottles and milk cartons. The vessels are not tested for seaworthiness prior to water events, and those that fall apart are part of the day's entertainment”

So we are throwin’ open the doors of the Beer Can Shed so you can stock up and start plannin’ your entries. Or doin’ any needed repair work or revisions on the ones from other years. Prince O.J. & I will once again be sailin’ that fine vessel “The Eyesore” and we have a very rockin’ body of water lined up to sail our boats in, with a very special Guest Chef and that’s all I’m gonna tell ya till the end of next week.

Oh, one more word to the wise: If K. Bennie offers ya a brewski while you’re in the shed choosin’ your cans, ya might wanna think twice. I hear tell he has been dumpin’ out those cans that ain’t quite empty yet & mixin’ it into one big Frankenbrew. I’m not sure *I* am even brave enough for that! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

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02/18/2016 11:40.49 AM Report This Comment
hi k shadow and tisk
sorry I am late with my thank yous for mt cotd honor momma was at gma's over weekend and been a bit busy and flip floppy weather playing havock with her back but am here now and thank u much

we are headed from below zero to the mid to high sixties this weekend crazy weather

we are all ok and not much going on



02/17/2016 12:54.33 PM Report This Comment
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From across the country the responses to my question yesterday about affordable microchippin’ have been rollin’ in. Here’s some of what we’re hearin’:

Q. A. Sakura in Illinois says “I was chipped, as are my sisters. Like at your shelter, Mom was told to just keep her address and phone current with ours. No cost at all, we guess it was included in the adopty fee.”
Q. Lily in Indiana reports: “We got microchipped from the shelter and there are no yearly fees; but with Rika our pooch, who wasn't a rescue, she is registered with Home Again and it costs mom about $18 a year to keep her registered with them.”
K. Whiskers in California expands on this: “All of us kitties are registered with and it does costs $17.99 (each) for the annual membership. We think it might cost because they have other perks; like help with lost pet alerts and posters, and found pet travel assistance.”
But maybe the annual membership and perks are options? Q. Mimi in Virginia says “Our chip company is Home Again. Our vet says we pay once for implant and registration.”
Hedley in California tells us “The Animals and I got our chips through our vet clinic, and the outside clowder got all theirs through the city shelter. Mom remembers paying initially for the chips and entering the data into a computer database, but she doesn't get charged to maintain it.”
Q.A. Misty in Pennsylvania shares: “My sisters are all micro-chipped. Mom registered them at Avid. It was free. Mom just needs to update the info if she moves or when my sisters cross The Bridge. They sent plastic collar tags with the info on it too. Mom later got the girls silver tags from Avid with the info and she did have to pay for those.”
Q. A. Duchess in Tennessee tells us: “Three of us are chipped with They are a non-profit registry that was founded in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. There is no registration fee and no annual fee, either. It's a great place and they register several brands of microchips. You can check out their site and see if it might be of value to you or any CC members. We were chipped at our local Tractor Supply and it only cost $15.”
After hearin’ from A. Q. Duchess I just hadda check out, it’s a very cute site and packed with info! Along with the microchip registry, the site also helps you find a chip clinic in your area, and has sections devoted to S/N, Adoption & Foster too. They’ve been around for 10 years, check it out!

So it looks like there are some different options out there. Hope some of this is helpful! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

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02/17/2016 09:59.32 AM Report This Comment
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I have run into a bit of a dilemma. I had some time this week set aside for a special project that my Royal Greenskeeper Q. Mimi was gonna work on, but her brother J.C. and his plumbin’ issues have kinda taken top priority right now. I do hear that J.C. was doin’ well yesterday and paws crossed, he might be comin’ home today. Let’s send him all the good vibes we can and I’m gonna run him over more Angel dust too.

Meanwhile … yesterday I told another lost & found story with the happy ending involvin’ a microchip, and it reminded me that durin’ my campaign a coupla our bigger families told me that they would like to microchip everyone but they couldn’t afford to because of the yearly fees. What yearly fees, I asked myself? I got my microchip popped into me at the shelter, and they just told Mom that if she ever moved to make sure & let ‘em know. My Earthling sibs are tattooed and those all track back to the vet who did ‘em, and same thing, Mom just has to keep her address current. But we’re in Canada. Could it really be that different down south?

So with some time on my paws I thought I’d look into that and according to one website:

“ … in the United States, unlike many other countries, we do not have a central database for the registration of microchipped pets. Further, most people aren't aware that according to studies published in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) over 40% of pets that are implanted with microchips cannot be found in a pet registry database anywhere. Deep rooted issues related to pet registration greatly undermine the overall potential of microchipping; a major impediment being the fees required to maintain a registration.”

Now I would really doubt that the pawrents of the lost & found kitties in my stories were payin’ annual fees for years on end, so we must be missin’ somethin’ somewhere!

I did find one website that offers free registration, I don’t know anything at all about ‘em besides what they say in their blurb:

“ .. it's FREE for the life of your pet and can be used by anyone with ANY BRAND of microchip. No registration fee; no maintenance fees; no fee to update your contact information; no fees at all as long as you register your pet with”

Now bein’ in a whole ‘nother country I am at a disadvantage here, so I am throwin’ it out to the CC community. I know a lot of you are very savvy about things rescue related and I would sure like the pawrents of ALL our CC friends to be able to protect everyone without breakin’ the bank.

I’ll pass on anything helpful you can tell me, watch this space. ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

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02/16/2016 10:33.47 AM Report This Comment
Hi K. Shadow & TISK! Yes, it is too cold
outside for my delicate little paws, that's for sure! Our enclosure is nice but it is NOT warm in the winter! Maybe sometime this summer you could come see it for yourself!

We all worry about your Mom and hope she isn't overdoing it by working. She needs to rest and recover! We will be at hockey on Wednesday if Mom's cold gets better. Hugs, Pique and the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW**Vote MOUSE #219407 Sept. COTM* & Sir Pique~Vote MOUSE #219407 Sept. COTM~.

02/15/2016 12:22.15 PM Report This Comment
Hi Capt Shadow
I wrote up the game edit..did not post it is ready to be posted though...I will put a copy on your team page....I wanted you to know that despite all 3 stars being KCK kitties...I added 1 KA kitty cause you guys did score 5 goals...I think the home team gets favored for stars in all teams {seems that way}, but anyway...I added A Shadow as she got 1 goal and 1 assist...OK..stop laughing, I know she is my sister and all and I am not favoring her for that, but no other kitty on KA had 2 of anything but her...I hope you agree she deserve to be 4th star!!!

K Kelsee =^..^=

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02/15/2016 11:35.51 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
We had a blast yesterday pawtyin’ our whiskers off at Mallow Castle!

Now let’s tote up the Valentine’s Day carnage, shall we? First of all, at the MHL Arena we had a surprise weddin’ between Angel Shilo and Angel Q. Snuggles! Then our pal K. Pete announced his engagement to his sweetie Neekah Boo! My fellow Hairballz rider CoCo also got engaged to a nice kitty named Sunshine who’s a housemate of another of my fellow Hairballz riders, Maggie Meme. Congratulations, all you lovebirds!

I think the little guy with the arrows has packed ‘em away for another year and all you confirmed singles out there, the coast is clear.

Now that I’ve got a chance to read the weekend newspaper the Hairballz dropped off for me, what should I find but another brand-new lost & found story! It’s about a human named Robert Connell and his special friend, a gray kitty named Hemi.

The Connells were livin’ in North Carolina in 2009 when they found Hemi as a kitten on the engine of their car. Robert was in the Marines, and Hemi was more than just a cat to him. He was like a person, who could listen to some of Robert’s deepest thoughts as he struggled with PTSD.

In 2011, Robert was deployed for a year and after he left, Hemi went missin’.

“He went looking for Robert when he was deployed. I was heartbroken when he got out and we couldn’t find him,” Jennifer Connell told Love Meow. After months of searching, the Connells hadda make a move to North Dakota without their beloved pet.

Then, about two weeks ago Hemi was found by Craven Pamlico Animal Services at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Staffers found a microchip on him which led them to Robert & Jennifer Connell, who were stunned to get the good news all the way from North Carolina!

This cool story don’t end there, either. See, Hemi was scheduled to fly to his new home in Bismarck North Dakota, but the bad snow storms they’ve just had out that way meant that thousands of flights were cancelled, including Hemi’s. Did that stop Robert? No it did not! He decided to drive the close to 2,000 miles to bring home the beloved friend he hadn’t seen in four years.

Trinity Smith, Craven County animal control supervisor, tried to talk Connell out of the drive because of the bad weather he was certain to encounter along the way. A weekend blizzard walloped much of the eastern U.S., including parts of the Carolinas.

"But he's a Marine," she said.

Connell left home Saturday and arrived Monday afternoon at the shelter.

“Geez, you look a little older and wiser,” Connell told Hemi when he first saw him.

Craven Pamlico Animal Services took the opportunity to urge all pet owners to microchip their furry friends just in case they go missing, like Hemi. But we knew that already, didn’t we? ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/15/2016 10:26.43 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
Well can you believe it? ME! Queen of Hearts for February! Me who not too many years ago was lurkin’ in King Barney’s tunnel of love with <ahem> a certain unnamed accomplice, droppin’ water balloons on the smoochers. And passin’ out T-shirts that said “Love is in the air – Try not to breathe”. And here I am, Queen of Hearts. Who says that the Universe don’t have a sense of humour?

So of course I’ve gotta bring my own special brand of Mallow-ness to the occasion, and I have found it. Like I mentioned the other day, Feb 14th is also …. International Quirkyalone Day!

International Quirkyalone Day is a feel-good alternative to the all the hype of Valentine’s Day, a celebration of ALL kindsa love: romantic, platonic, familial, friendship and of course, lovin’ and valuin’ the uniqueness that is each of us.

Now if you don’t know that’s right up my alley, you ain’t been payin’ attention so far! So callin’ all Quirkyalones and Quirkytogethers, all day today Prince O.J. & I are hostin’ a Celebration of Hearts at Mallow Castle, page #237624

Guest Chef Sammy is cookin’ up a Mexican Fiesta Feast, with some help from Luke & Chyna and Rev. Loki. Why, I even hear that they have a certain retired MHL mouse puck named Tom who’s been workin’ all through the night preppin’ veggies! DJ Quincy has the music all picked out and her hubby Leo is gonna dazzle us with his lighting skills! You can dance with your sweetie, dance with your family, dance with your friends, dance to your own drummer. Just dance! I’ll bet Quincy will even play the Macarena if we ask her nicely, mol.

But wait … there’s more! Feb 14th is also Ferris Wheel Day, so we have a big one set up on the grounds all day. Ride it with your friends, ride it with your sweetie … and the operator just might be purrsuaded to stop it at the very top for a few private minutes. IF he pays his Royalties, mol.

No set live blog time, just drop in whenever it’s convenient and join the fun. See you there! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote Mouse #219407 daily in Sept!, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ Fall is falling!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ The good times roll on!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

02/14/2016 10:01.57 AM Report This Comment
Hi K. Shadow! Thank you
for stopping by. Mom told me that your Mom hasn't been feeling all that great and is probably tired, so I'm humbled that you would take the time. I'm happy that you still come to hockey! Give your Mommy big hugs and purrs from me and tell her to have a nice weekend. Hugs, Pique and the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW**Vote MOUSE #219407 Sept. COTM* & Sir Pique~Vote MOUSE #219407 Sept. COTM~.

02/13/2016 12:35.32 PM Report This Comment
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