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Domestic Shorthair from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/OH/Miamisburg/club-members.aspx' title='Miamisburg, OH'>Miamisburg, OH</a>

River

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Active within 525 Days

Hi! My name is River

I am Domestic Shorthair from Miamisburg, OH

Nicknames: River piver

Age: 5 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

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My favorite tricks and treats are: Ice cream

Where I hang out: everywhere

My favorite grubs: can cat food,ceral,dry food.

My pet peeves: A cat coller being around my neck

What I love about my owners:

My cat hobbies: Run and play.

Pet motto: You can chase me but you can't catch me!!We always end up catching him.

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My dad found him at his work.The mom and the other kittens were killed.He was the only one left.

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I've had 2227 friends visit me.

I'm the 33,165th member on CatChannel.com.

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

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Please vote for Terri #100035 April 9 COTD
Terri, my sister, was born 5 years ago April 10. She has been my little companion all this time since we were fostered together and then adopted by our Mom. It hasn’t always been easy for Terri. She began life as a feral kitten, then during foster had respiratory problems. Last year, she had serious gum problems and had all her teeth removed. During her recovery I was running for COTM in April 2010, and really feel I neglected her during the two months through May. Today she is a happy and well little kitty. She even muscles in to MY food dish and finishes what I don’t eat! I let her because I love her. She makes me proud to be her brother by adoption.
Terri is active in MHL on the KA team, playing as a great defensecat. She is also the editor of our Cat Business Directory.
It is with admiration for Terri that I am asking you to give Terri her second COTD on April 10 as a birthday present by pawing a vote for her today April 9. Thank you and pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/08/2011 08:05.45 PM Report This Comment
313 Thank You River♥
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was high 70 & low was 50 this morning, now it's 54 with humidity 77% & wind is 10 MPH. Saturday's suppose to be Showers & High 49.

I want to Thank You All for making me your Surprised Cat of the Day winner on March 30, 2011. It was such a wonderful and purr*fect surprise when mom congratulated me.

Thank You for being so kind with the gifts, food, treats, yummies and anything else I may have forgotten. I will, of course, Thank each of you in order of your visits to me.
Thank You especially Boo Kitty 154855 & Momma Jane for making the COTD Frames for my picture.

Today was another warm and beautiful sun☼shiney day and we got to go outside again.

You can read our messages on the CMR page 46883 as we try to make it a point to post one there everyday.

....~..:..*..:..~...PLEASE VOTE FOR...~..:..*..:..~....

**VOTE COTD on Saturday April 2, 2011 for:
FREE VOTE DAY on CC.

**Vote DOTD on Saturday April 2, 2010 for:
((( SURPRISE ))) on DC.

***Vote everyday in APRIL 2011 for our new
COTM candidate ~*~ SABRINA ANNE BELL 175550 ~*~
(((Congrats to April Queen Sheba 78518 for COTM)))

DOTM CANDIDATES ON DC FOR APRIL 2011 ARE:
~*~:<*>:SHELBY 103752:<*>:~*~
~*~:<*>:SNICKERS 178461:<*>:~*~
(((Congrats to April King Takoda 12316 for DOTM)))

HOTM CANDIDATES ON HC FOR APRIL 2011:
.~:*:~.:<*>:PIXIE DUST 101958:<*>:.~:*:~.
(((Congrats to April King Kootenai 161648 for HOTM)))

SAC CANDIDATES ON FOR APRIL 2011:
((( SMALL ANIMAL CHANNEL )))
(( COTM ~ Critter of the Month ))
.~:*:~.*NO INFORMATION*.~:*:~.
(((Congrats to April Queen Starfire 185580 for SAC~COTM)))

Here's a Knight Gang vote for you.

Kisses & Hugs,

>>♥<<JAZPYR KNIGHT #10428>>♥<<

Come visit me, Q. Pappoose "Forever Sleep 4-10-2006 to 4-24-2012", BABY KNIGHT July 18, 1998 to May 20, 2010, Patch Girl Knight (OG) #12767 Photo: 7/02/2014, Suezee Knight - Photo: 7/13/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 Photo 2/12/2014, Sassee Knight #10605 Photo: 5/30/2014, SIX Knight (Sweet Memories 5/15/01-7/03/06), Ebbonny Knight Forever Sleep 8/14/2000 to 3/9/2011, Sweet Pea ~ Forever Sleep 5-15-2001 to 2-25-2011, Tipper Claflin-Knight (7/15/1989 - 7/23/2008), BAHNEETAH KNIGHT #10641 PHOTO: 6/02/2014, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 Photo 1/19/2014, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 3/29/2013, RHOAMIN KNIGHT "JULY KING 2008" Photo: 9/21/2014, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

04/01/2011 09:26.57 PM Report This Comment
THANK U,, ALOT
OH YA, THANKS SO MUCH the pawtys on tonight, for COTD!! WILD BOY!! I,ll have alot of licorice ropes to jump 4 JOY!! OH YA, SEE U,, THEN BRING ALL KITTIES,, WILD BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA- AA'

Come visit me, SAVANNAH MARRIED CLAY!! IN LOS VEGAS! & MAMBO.

01/22/2011 08:18.01 AM Report This Comment
Whee! Thanks River & family
Thank you for taking the time to come visit and paw me a vote. I am the last Kitty in my family to run for COTD, and I am so excited and truly grateful for this honor. CC has become a place that I so enjoy visiting every evening. I have made so many great friends here. It is so much fun reading the blogs, playing the games, watching the videos, taking the classes, and meeting kitties from all over the world. I am just a little, rescued, would be feral kitty,that has found a great, loving, furever home. I wish this wonderful life for all of the little kitties out there,that are loney, afraid,hungry, abused, and wandering with no one to love and care for them.

Thank you all for everything.
Just call me, Loui

Come visit me, Samantha, Twerp, Sweet Pea Penelope, Louisa & Riley.

11/02/2010 10:52.29 AM Report This Comment
Hi River and family!
Oh my, what a surprised little girl I was to wake up and find out that I was COTD! Thank you all SO much! It was the best surprise ever. Thanks for all of the gifts, treats and congrats. I have the BESTEST friends here on CC. Thanks again!
Leaving a vote, hugs and purrs too! Emma Grace

Come visit me, Emma Grace - Farewell, Friends!.

10/31/2010 09:13.10 PM Report This Comment
Hi River and Siblings!
Sorry that I am late in responding to your email of congratulations, but Mommy left on the 24th for the DC Ohio Meet with Pongo and Gaby and didn’t return until Sunday, at which time she unexpectedly had to babysit Zachary several days, had a doctor’s appointment, and although she was unable to write emails, she voted on the CC and DC and answered messages on FaceBook. She just finished emails on the DC for Pongo and Gaby and is now trying to catch up with my emails. Thank you so very much for congratulating me on my COTD win on September 23rd! It was an honor and a thrill that I will remember all my life! I am sending you a vote! Purrs and Love, Daisy

Come visit me, DAME DAISY~Miss BFF LLucy & Angel Pongo (DC) . . ..

10/02/2010 06:04.28 PM Report This Comment
from misty
hi clowder and family, thank you for my COTD badge! i don't know how i got it, but i will accept it with honor and be grateful. thanks to all the kitties on cat channel, as well as our special friends. party tonight. love misty

Come visit me, luke, quincy ♥ leo! & sammy-kara owns my ♥ !.

09/06/2010 08:52.55 AM Report This Comment
Hi River
Oh wow what a surprize.We almost missed me being COTD.Mom was so busy today helping my human sister & just now tonight turned on the computer. Thanks for dropping by & gradulating me.Mom says Sheba you sure are in the lime light ,don't let it go to your head,I said Mom I have always been Queen tee-hee. Thanks for your friendship & pawing by to see me.I am so Blessed to have so many special CC friends,Thanks.Hugs Sheba

Come visit me, Brina♥ Winston( )married to Winston & Q Sheba♥Bennie(- Q4-2011)Married TO BENNIE.

08/28/2010 06:34.45 PM Report This Comment
Hi River and clowder
Thanks for the good wishes! The COTD was a complete surprise and I am very proud of it. We send thanks to all of our furriends. Hope you are having a great weekend! Purrs and a vote, Smudge

Come visit me, Angel Shai-Skipurr Royal Ship Amanacer-loves Evie, Angel Jes-We are back! (We hope), Smudge and Shayna, Spike and Sandra, Angel Sir Mo-Queen Lola's Royal Guard & Angel Aria-Lovin my Jinxie!.

06/27/2010 02:23.59 PM Report This Comment
This semester is almost over! Do YOU have what it takes to be Valedictorian?

There is one month left in Session 2 but it’s not too late to register. Do it today and get 1,000 Club Cat points just for joining. Prove you are the smartest cat around and you could earn a years’ worth of cat food for your favorite feline companion. Don’t delay… sign up today!
06/02/2010 02:30.26 PM
King Shadow's May Sojourn-another beautiful
sunny New England. Going to get hot through Wednesday this week.

Catnip Trivia-Catnip is a member of the mint family.
It has medicinal uses. Only 2/3 cats go crazy over catnip and it's an inherited trait. It's used to trap mountain lions. A chemical in catnip, hepatalactone, may be more effective against misquitoes than DEET.
(from Uncle John's Bathroom Read Cat Lover's Companion)

Happy Birthday to Angel Lynx #31500
Today is Angel Bootsie's #83222 crossing annivesary

Concatulations to Angel Baby Knight #13286 our COTD!
Please vote for Amelia #168516 today for COTD
And vote everyday in May for Catchef Extraordinaire Sammi Sue #79671 our CC COTM catidate!

Please pray for all sick kitties & pawrents, and for all missing, homeless and abused kitties.

Pawhugs, your grateful & loving King Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

05/24/2010 10:50.30 AM Report This Comment
Hi!
Stopping in with a vote!

The 5 Amigos

Come visit me, Junior, Aspen Jo, Koko, Stripey & Patches.

05/13/2010 04:55.28 AM Report This Comment
Hi River,
Thank you for stopping by to paw votes for my catpaign last month.It's because all my furfriends voted for me that I won. Couldn't have done it without you. a vote & pawhugs, Shadow

King Shadow's May Sojourn
A few jokes from The Little Big Book of Cats:
What's a cat's favorite dessert? Chocolate mouse
What happened to the cat who swallowed a ball of yarn? She had mittens!
What's the unluckiest kind of cat to have?
A catastrophe!
Why did the cat join the Red Cross?
Because she wanted to be a first-aid kit.
If a cat is a flabby tabby,then what is a very small cat? An itty bitty kitty. MOL!! MOL!!

Our deepest sympathy to Mom Janine & the family of QUEEN MU #9976 who passed over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday.

Happy Birthday to FROSTY #11912 (18TH BIRTHDAY!)Concatulations to our COTD Dolly #167091!
Please vote for Magic #125519 for COTD today; and vote every day in May for Sammi Sue #79671 our COTM Catidate!

Have a wonderful day!
It's a cloudy day today,yawn,back to napping!
Pawhugs, your grateful & loving King Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

05/12/2010 10:49.49 AM Report This Comment
Hi River and clowder
You are so cute! Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the delay getting back to you, Mom was out of town. It is so nice to know that we have so many furriends. We hope you have a great weekend! Purrs, Jes and family and Mom

Come visit me, Angel Shai-Skipurr Royal Ship Amanacer-loves Evie, Angel Jes-We are back! (We hope), Smudge and Shayna, Spike and Sandra, Angel Sir Mo-Queen Lola's Royal Guard & Angel Aria-Lovin my Jinxie!.

04/30/2010 07:50.30 PM Report This Comment
4/30 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
The last day of April!
Today is sunny and temperature will go into the 70s!

From Sissy #6454 today is National Hairball Awareness Day!

Black cats have a sense of humor.Here are some Black Cat Jokes to end the month.

What is a black cat's favorite TV show? Miami Mice!
What do you call a black cat than can spring up to a six foot wall? A good jumpurr!
What did the black cat say to the fish? I've got a bone to pick with you!
Why do black cats never shave? Because 8 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskas!
When is it unlucky to see a black cat? When you’re a mouse!
Why are black cats such good singers? They're very mewsical.
What do people call little black cats? Kittens!
Why did the black cat cross the road? To catch up with the chicken.

MOL! MOL! MOL! Have a purrfect day!

Concatulations to Black Jack #147159 our surprise COTD!
Please Vote for Jake #110930 for COTD today
Please visit Callie #89317, our Regal Queen of April
Happy Adoptiversary DUSTY #54460
Come home Zim #11921 in our prayers;
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/30/2010 10:52.42 AM Report This Comment
4/29 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
My final good mews story of the month

After Hurricane Katrina, in New Orleans, a woman was forced to leave the city. She’d lost her family, dogs, and pet rabbit. She thought she’d lost her cat Cupcake too. Six months after the hurricane, an animal rescue person working to reunite owners and pets found the woman in Atlanta GA. She acknowledged that her black cat Cupcake had brought her good luck.
(from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Cat Lover’s Companion)

Concatulations to Nappy #68109 our surprise COTD!
This is a Catpaign Free Day for COTD-who will be our surrprise winner in the COTD frame tomorrow??
Please visit Callie #89317, our Queen of April;
Come home Zim #11921 in our prayers;
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/29/2010 10:59.14 AM Report This Comment
4/28 Shadow presents “Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
Today the moon is full!

A Good mews story

In 1996, Seattle Washington, a one year old black cat, Sneakers, disappeared from her yard. The family, including Sneakers owner, Hilary, 4 years old, was devastated. The family did all the usual things to find Sneakers: posted flyers, went door to door, contacted local shelters. Sneakers was never found or returned. Eventually he was replaced with other cats.

In 2006, an administrator from the Sacramento CA animal shelter called Hilary. A cat had been turned into the shelter because the family couldn’t care for the cat anymore. The cat was scanned for a chip, and a phone call resulted. After 10 years, Sneakers 10 years old and Hilary, now 14, were reunited.

Concatulatio- n to mini Mouw # 161081 the CC COTD!
This is a Catpaign Free Day for COTD-who will be our surprise winner in the COTD frame tomorrow??
Happy Birthday to WINSLOW #132020 and Happy Adoptiversary to CASPER TODD #6451, Mei-Li #41771-12th anniversary at Rainbow Bridge
Please visit Callie #89317, our Queen of April
Come home Zim #11921 in our prayers; and welcome back home Stray Cat (Growlie)#175903
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/28/2010 11:03.04 AM Report This Comment
4/27 Shadow presents “Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
I can't believe that this is the final week of my catpaign! This is the last poem of the month and it was found on www.buzzle.com

A cat as black
As blackest coal,
Is out upon,
His midnight stroll,
His steps are soft,
His walk is slow,
His eyes are gold,
They flash and glow.
And so I run,
And so I duck,
I do not need,
His black-cat luck.
~Author Unknown

“The poet has so rightly described the beauty of a black cat, yet has been overpowered by his sense of superstition and fear of black cats. Black cats are just like other colored cats, yet black is mostly associated with dark and evil and therefore, black cats are considered unlucky. Black cats have always been portrayed as the omen of evil, the pets of witches and wizards, or as a 'fier, dame classe supérieure' in movies, cartoons and fictional writings”. from www.buzzle.com

Of course, the poet is wrong, because we Black Cats bring good luck! MOL!!! Shadow

Have you every wondered what to name your black cat? If you are looking to name a cat other than Blackie or Shadow (not that there’s anything wrong with Blackie or Shadow, I like Shadow myself MOL!) www.buzzle.com lists many alternative names, and some of them are pretty good.

Concatulations & Happy Birthday to our COTD Mistery (Misty) #141907
Please vote for mini Mouw #161081 for COTD Please visit Callie #89317,our Queen of April;
Happy Birthday to MISSE #12393, PRINCE SPONGIE #9994, & (ANGEL) BANDIT #3438;
Come home Zim #11921 and Stray Cat #175903-in our prayers;
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/27/2010 10:57.16 AM Report This Comment
4/26 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
A gray day today with rain & winds expected, in the 50s.
Hope every kitty & their pawrents had a nice weekend.

Today is ASPCA National Kids and Pets Day

Previously listed were Black Cats in books, movies, TV & Internet. Today, is the last list of fictional Black Cats found in Animation, and Song (from Wikipedia)

In Animation, Cartoons, and Comics:
Krazy Kat was the first black cat in a cartoon strip. It was first published in 1910 by Hearst Newspapers. He became a movie star in 1916 and into the 1930s.

In the 1920s, Felix the Cat, a generous, fearless and optimistic character starred in 80 films. He had a theme song “Felix Kept on Walking” which sold millions of records. Felix was in the first ever “talkie” movie and was the first moving image seen on television in an experimental test broadcast in 1928.

Doom Kitty, a female black cat, Ruby's friend in the series Ruby Gloom.
Jiji, the black cat in Kiki's Delivery Service.
Kisa, female black panther raised by Jedda Walker in Defenders of the Earth.
Napoleon, black cat owned by the Hale sisters in W.I.T.C.H.
Penelope Pussycat, the black cat who is perpetually chased by (and occasionally chases) Pepé Le Pew (no relation to Wolfie).
Snowball II (black, deceased),Snowball V (black, current cat,renamed Snowball II),The Simpsons' house cats.
Ta-kun, the little black cat Mamimi rescued in FLCL

In Song:
An anonymous black cat serves as a narrator in Grant Lee Buffalo's 2001 concept album Storm Hymnal — Gems From The Vault Of.
Cat Black (the Wizard’s Hat) by T.Rex.
“Black Cat” by Janet Jackson

Please vote for Mistery COTD today #141907
Concatulations to our Surprise COTD Aunt Samantha #15442!
Please visit Callie #89317, our Queen of April;
Come home Zim #11921 and Stray Cat #175903-in our prayers;
Happy Birthday to Little Bit #82473, Kato #107339;
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Praying for the families in path of tornadoes.
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/26/2010 10:52.40 AM Report This Comment
4/25 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
An overcast day with temperatures in the 50s, light rain expected.

This is the last in the series on cats that are all black. It is the Havana Black Oriental Self Color that is featured here.

Prior to World War II, there was thought to have been a Siamese-type cat with a solid black coat. The cat today is not the same. In the 1960s, dedicated breeders, in the United Kingdom, began a program to produce a plain-coated cat of Siamese type without a restricted coat pattern. The Havana Black is the result of this breeding program. The breed is recognized in all countries.

This cat does not like to be left alone and should have the company of another cat. It is intelligent, affectionate, athletic and outgoing. In fact, it has a very high activity level. It is also very talkative. Its body is long and slim and of medium size. The Havana Black has a long whip like tail and long legs. Its head is triangular wedge shape, with a straight profile and large wide-set ears.

The coat is short, sleek and close lying, with little grooming required. The color is jet black to the root with no shading or markings. Its eyes are Oriental in shape and slanting toward the nose and the eye color should be a clear green.

This is a Catpaign Free Day for COTD-who will receive the most votes??
Concatulations to Kimsel #6555 our Sunday COTD!
Please visit Callie #89317, our Queen of April;
Come home Zim #11921-in our prayers
Happy Birthday to Angel McFluff 60039, Maggie 2546 & Nemo 13347!
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Praying for the families in path of tornadoes.
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/25/2010 04:30.10 PM Report This Comment
4/24 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
A Beautiful Caturday morning! Temperatures will be in the 60sF.

More Black Cat Tales, Trivia & Superstitions

In some countries, sailor’s wives kept black cats in their homes to ensure the safe return of their husbands.

Sailors thought having a black cat on board the ship was good luck. But, it was forbidden to say the word “cat” during the voyage, or the trip would be sabatoged. This is because they thought the cat was a disguised witch.

In France, there is a legend about a black cat named “Matagot.” If Matagot comes to your door, take him in and care for him. It is thought this will bring the family wealth.

An ancient Japanese legend tells of a vampire cat that kills beautiful maidens by sucking their blood. The cat assumes the identity of the maiden and preys on her lover.

To reverse the bad luck curse of a black cat crossing your path, first walk in a circle, then go backward across the spot where it happened and count to 13.

This is a Catpaign Free Day for COTD-who will receive the most votes??
Concatulations to our surprise COTD Tucker #42738!!!
Please visit Callie #89317, our Queen of April
Come home Zim #11921-in our prayers
Happy Birthday to Kimsel #6555,to Dad of White Paws #112940 and MITTS MOM #62059, & Maggie #2546
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/24/2010 01:54.19 PM Report This Comment
4/23 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat

Black Cat Stories with happy endings.

Molly the Mouser
In April 1, 2006 a black kitty, Molly the Mouser, 11 months old lived at a deli in Manhattan. The cat became lost inside the walls of the building. The fire and police were called to help, followed by the Animal Care and Control Department. The poor kitty was lost between the walls for 14 days. All types of devices were used to try to find Molly, including drills, miniature cameras, and raw fish to try to coax Molly out.
Finally, two weeks later, on April 14, the rescuers found her wedged between bricks and sheet metal and pulled her out to cheers from onlookers. Molly was fed a wonderful meal and recuperated nicely, returning to her mousing duties.

(from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Cat Lover’s Companion)

Please Vote today for COTD
Concatulations to ANGEL 147270 our Today’s COTD
Please visit Callie #89317, our Queen of April
Happy Birthday to GINGER SPICEGIRL #12433, ABBY #30325, TUCKER #42738, PAWSTUCTAWAY SERENGETI #9836, BABY #43218;
Come home Zim #11921-in our prayers
Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
Thank you for pawing a vote for me #100024 today so that I will be your King of May! Pawhugs, Shadow

Come visit me, Angel Kato RIP-, Kitty Avalanche MHL starts in October!, K.Indie loving the sunshine through the windows!, K Shadow May'10 & Dame Terri.

04/23/2010 01:03.47 PM Report This Comment
River and Furr friends
Please come pawty with us…the pawty is still going strong!

‘A cat can purr its way out of anything’ and that’s just what we did when we asked mom to cater our pawty today.

OUR pawty is held at Cat Island Park and mom has helped us prepare many kittilicious dishes. Here’s the menu for you to look at…..We’ll start with some catastic Canary bites with Red Robin Dipping Sauce. The more substantial part of the menu will feature Rabbit Ragout, Camel Cricket Casserole, Vole Prairie Burgers with Earthworms, and of course some cathead biscuits. Spongie, once again, has prepared his famous mice cream. Today’s flavor will be Salmon Mousse Micecream with chopped Grasshoppers. As always, there will be an abundance of catnip wine, beer and lemonade, courtesy of Finster. Naturally, Felix is the drinkmaster and he’ll be happy to make any tunatini or milktini for anyone interested. Come on by as we also will have plenty of activities. The paddle boats are ready and the miniature golf course is open and well lit. Bring your dancing shoes as this will be a pawty to remember. Thanks for stopping by.

Lots of meows and headbonks

Biscuit and Michah

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4/22 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat

EARTH DAY

In tribute to our wild black leopard cousins here is A.A. Milne’s poem “Pinkle Purr.”

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
A little black nothing of feet and fur;
And by and by, when his eyes came through,
He saw his mother, the big Tattoo.
And all that he learned he learned from her,
“I’ll ask my mother,” says Pinkle Purr

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
A ridiculous kitten with silky fur.
And little black Pinkle grew and grew
Till he got as big as the big Tattoo.
And all he did he did with her.
“Two friends together,” says Pinkle Purr.

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
An adventurous cat in a coat of fur.
And whenever he thought of a thing to do,
He didn’t much bother about Tattoo.
For he knows it’s nothing to do with her,
So “see you later,” says Pinkle Purr.

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
An enormous leopard with coal-black fur.
A little brown kitten that’s nearly new
Is now playing games with its big Tattoo
And Pink looks lazily down at her:
“Dear little Tat,” says Pinkle Purr.

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4/21 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat
Happy Office Professionals’ Day to our Mom & Dad bloggers!!

Big Black Cats are an Endangered Species, a story found on the Internet National Geographic. Sad story,but true.

The jaguar is more commonly known to be a large yellow and spotted cat. In some traditions the Jaguar God of the Night was the formidable lord of the underworld. The name jaguar is derived from the Native American word yaguar, which means "he who kills with one leap." But, jaguars also come in a sleek black color of black with black spots. The jaguar once populated North and South America, but is now found mostly near the Amazon Jungle. There is one at the San Diego Zoo named Oscar who is a Brazilian jaguar. In the zoo near Budapest Hungary, there is also a black jaguar. Jaguars are fast animals, and the symbol of the sports car since 1935. It exemplifies sleekness and grace.

The black panther aka cougar(Puma concolor)is an endangered species on the continent of Africa. The panther is a large, long-tailed predatory cat with big paws for its size.Its population grows smaller along with its habitat. Environmental contamination from chemicals like mercury is also endangering these beautiful animals.The black panther is also found in South America and Western United States.
Unfortunately, both cats are being killed by hunters for the big cats beautiful and precious fur and by farmers to protect livestock.

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04/21/2010 05:12.32 PM Report This Comment
4/20 Shadow presents "Le Chat Noir" The Black Cat
This is a short poem by Zbigniew Herbert, translated by John and Bogdana Carpenter. It is found in the book “The Great Cat” poems about cats. It is simply titled “Cat”

“He is all black, but has an electric tail. When he sleeps in the sun he is the blackest thing one can imagine. Even in his sleep he catches frightened mice. One can see this in the little claws that are growing from his paws. He is terribly nice and naughty. He picks birds off the trees before they are ripe.”

Not all poems end happily if you're a bird or a mouse.

Now for a joke:
Is it bad luck if a black cat follows you?
That depends on whether you’re a man or a mouse.

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04/20/2010 06:02.59 PM Report This Comment
4/19 Shadow presents "Le Chat Noir" The Black Cat
Marathon Day and Bunker Hill Day in Boston MA, and Patriots Day in Eastern MA (and a day off from work for Mom, yeah!

Yesterday we read about the Bombay and Asian Self.Today a true story about a Bombay cat.

Did you know that a Bombay cat from Brookfield CT was named after Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State? Colin Powell, the cat, was CFA’s 2003-2004 Cat of the Year. He had been judged 290 times and beat out 22,700 other cats for the honor. Colin Powell, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (highest military position in Department of Defense) met Colin Powell the CFA cat of the year in Mid-August 2004.

The cat was born on the first anniversary of September 11. Mr. Powell had the honor of naming one of Colin the cat’s sons. The owners of Colin Powell, the Bombay, had a tradition of naming their cats after prominent African-Americans. Mr. Powell chose to name the kitten Ralph Bunche, the first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Pray for and visit our sick kitties and pawrents who are ill;
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04/19/2010 04:23.34 PM Report This Comment
4/18 Shadow presents "Le Chat Noir" The Black Cat
The sun and the clouds can't make up their mind today; temps are in the 40s-50s! Thanks to all who sent get well wishes to our Mom. She’s beginning to feel better from the cold she’s had for a week.

On Sundays Black Cat breeds are highlighted. Today it is the Bombay (and Asian Self)

The Bombay is the best know breed of the Asian Selfs. Bombays have been produced in Britain and the USA. In Britain it is a cross between the Burmilla/Asian. In the USA it was the result of mating a Burmese with a domestic shorthair. As a result, the two Bombay breeds vary slightly in looks. The Bombay is known as the “patent leather kid with the copper penny eyes.” Its eyes are very bright. The eyes are large and colored copper in the USA, and also gold, yellow, chartreuse, green are acceptable in Britain.

The body is a medium-sized well-muscled body with a wedge-shaped head and a rounded dome. The ears are medium size and wide set. The front legs are slightly shorter than the rear legs. The tail is proportioned to the body and tapers to the tip.

Its jet-black coat has a famous sheen and texture. The coat is close lying, shiny and sleek. The Bombay must have solid deep black jet color to the roots. Coloring should be even, although some tabby markings are acceptable. Little grooming is needed.

The Bombay is outgoing, athletic, affectionate and intelligent. It is also very talkative.

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04/18/2010 11:19.04 AM Report This Comment
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Mom has been suffering with a very bad cold/flu or allergy this week. A trip to the doctor Wednesday wasn’t much help, so she continues to take her OTC meds and hopefully it will all go away very soon. That is why, except for the CMR page and visiting & voting for COTD, yesterday we weren’t able to do the COTM blog. This morning, we’ve propped mom in her computer chair & put a soft pillow behind her back, so that she’ll be able to help me with my daily COTM blogs. Today is a presentation of Furiday and Caturday. Thank you for your understanding. Pawhugs, Shadow

4/16 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat

Ted’s Adventure
A black cat, Ted, from California jumped out of his owner’s car through a window in 1994 and disappeared. Ten years later, the humane society near San Francisco found Ted. Owner and cat were reunited because Ted was wearing a microchip. The owner said the it was like old times, with Ted rubbing against his owner and seemed happy to be home. Now they take rides in the car with the window rolled up.

(from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Cat Lover’s Companion)

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4/17 Shadow presents“Le Chat Noir” The Black Cat

More Trivia (from“For the Love of Cats”):
Winston Churchill was a well know cat lover. He took his black cat, Nelson, with him when he became prime minister of Great Britain in 1940. A chair was held for Nelson next to Churchill in the Cabinet.

A common belief around the world is that every black cat has a least one single white hair. If you can find it and pull the hair out without getting scratched, a happy marriage will be yours. (Don’t try this on me-I’m sharpening my claws MOL!).

Black cats are welcomed in the theater. This is because many actors have reported “black cat experiences.” It has been reported that seeing a black cat before taking the stage will deliver a show-stopping performance. The black cat is considered such good luck that some actors bring their own backstage with them. Nicholas Cage has a Bombay.

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4/15 Shadow presents "Le Chat Noir" The Black Cat
A sunny day with temperatures in the 60s with a slight breeze.

Today is poetry day. This poem entitled “Five Eyes” is by Walter De La Mare

“In Hans’ old mill his three black cats
Watch his bins for thieving rats.
Whisker and claw, they crouch in the night,
Their five eyes smouldering green and bright:
Squeaks from the flour sacks, squeaks from where
The cold wind stirs on the empty stair,
Squeaking and scampering, everywhere.
Then down they pounce, now in, now out,
At whisking tail, and sniffing snout;
While lean old Hans he snores away
Till peep of light at break of day;
Then up he climbs to his creaking mill,
Out come his cats all grey with meal-Jekkel, and
Jessup, and one-eyed Jill.”

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4/14 Shadow presents "Le Chat Noir" The Black Cat
Today promises to be sunny and warmer than yesterday, about 60.

Another moment from history; Oscar the Cat- A true story from World War II

During World War II, the German battleship Bismarck had a black cat, Oscar, as its mascot. The Bismarck sank May 27, 1941 when the British destroyer Cossack hit it with a torpedo. The members of the Cossack searched for survivors and found Oscar floating on debris.

The British seamen took Oscar in and renamed him Unsinkable Sam and adopted him. About 5 months later, the Cossack was sunk by a German U-Boat.

The British Aircraft carrier Ark Royal came after to search for survivors. Oscar was again floating on debris. The seamen again rescued Oscar and adopted him. Three weeks later, a German submarine torpedoed the Ark Royal near Gibraltar and sunk the ship. Oscar again was in the water.

The British Navy became superstitious. Oscar was sent to live in a retirement home for sailors in Belfast, Ireland.Oscar lived at the home until 1955 when he passed to the Rainbow Bridge.
(from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Cat Lover’s Companion)

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4/13 Shadow presents "Le Chat Noir" The Black Cat
Another sunny chilly day,into the 50s.

Today, a poem by Mary Oliver entitled “Morning”

“Salt shining behind its glass cylinder.
Milk in a blue bowl. The yellow linoleum.
The cat stretching her black body from the pillow.
The way she makes her curvaceous response to the small, kind gesture.
Then laps the bowl clean
Then wants to go out into the world where she leaps lightly and for no apparent reason across the lawn,
then sits, perfectly still, in the grass.
I watch her a little while, thinking:
What more could I do with wild words?
I stand in the cold kitchen bowing down to her.
I stand in the cold kitchen, everything wonderful around me.”

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04/13/2010 05:40.52 PM Report This Comment
River and furr friends
‘In a cat’s eyes, all things belong to cats’

Good evening furr friends, it's not too late to pawty! This day was MINE : ) The picture in the window surely looks like me, doesn’t it? And I earned my badge! Next, comes the pawtying…are you ready? Mom hired the neighborhood Toms to come help with the cooking and cleaning. Exit collected a pile of crickets that we’ll throw on the grill. I also have a recipe for a stirfry spider and beetle mix that’s sprinkled with squirrel tails. We will have an array of catnip and tuna crackers and of course all of the catnip cola, catnip wine and catnip beer you can handle. Finster is also bringing the reserve catnip beer from his basement. Tunatini anyone? Spongie has made me his famous micecream but this time it will be a lady bug micecream mixed with roasted spiders. The catgrass is green and ready to be moved. Please hurry on over. If you need a ride, let Biscuit know as he’s the cat with the bus. Cannot wait to see you!

Thanks for all of your help as I could not have done this without you.

Lots of pawtying purrs

Ping

Come visit me, Strudel & Yoda, Engine, What a Surprise! Thanks everyfur!!, Felix & Pudding, Exit Rocketman ♥ Mrs Whiskers, Angels Ping, ET, HC & Poppins OFFLINE, ~Orzo ♥ Cheesy~, ~~Michah and Biscuit~~ & ~~Rhubarb~~.

04/09/2010 07:06.44 PM Report This Comment
hello river and family
thank you so much for coming by to wish me congrats on my cotd badge. it was a huge surprise for me this morning!
i appreciate the votes and your friendship. the badge is beautiful and i will wear it proudly, always.
i hope you have all ad a wonderful day..maia

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03/28/2010 07:43.00 PM Report This Comment
River
I'm so glad that you had a chance to stop by. That was some kind of pawty here yesterday. Did you get enough to eat? Have a meowellous day, sweet guy.

meows and purrs

Orzo

Come visit me, Strudel & Yoda, Engine, What a Surprise! Thanks everyfur!!, Felix & Pudding, Exit Rocketman ♥ Mrs Whiskers, Angels Ping, ET, HC & Poppins OFFLINE, ~Orzo ♥ Cheesy~, ~~Michah and Biscuit~~ & ~~Rhubarb~~.

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