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Ragdoll from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/MN/AppleValley/club-members.aspx' title='AppleValley, MN'>AppleValley, MN</a>

McGee(#147222),Click Animal Rescue Site everyday!

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Hi! My name is McGee(#147222),Click Animal Rescue Site everyday!

I am a Ragdoll from AppleValley, MN

Nicknames: Little monkey,Handsome

Age: 7 years old

Gender: M

Coat: long haired

Education: He does back flips off one of the cat trees.His favorite toy of all is suction cups,the small ones that you use to hang things up.He carries them all over the house.

My favorite tricks and treats are: He climbs up and down the ladder. and Turkey breast and Temptations chicken.

Where I hang out: On the cat tree or in the recliner.

My favorite grubs: We get Blue Buffalo Wilderness Indoor, stomach formula and Innova.

My pet peeves: When he can't go out into the enclosed patio area

What I love about my owners: She gave me and my brother a safe forever home where there are no kids being mean to us anymore, Oh and she gives us plenty of good food.

My cat hobbies: He likes to hang out with his brother Jethro (real) and his older brother Charger.

Pet motto: Life is great when you can sleep anywhere.

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How We Met

After having two different owners by the age of 14 month I found McGee and his brother Jethro on Petfinders.com.

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I've had 13597 friends visit me.

I'm the 34,604th member on CatChannel.com.

1,538 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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I'm so sorry that we didn't realize that Charger
is an Angel now. I hope that you and Jethro both had good birthdays here and that Angel Charger had a celebration with the Angels and made your night sky light up with his very own sparklers. Hugs, the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW***VOTE LIL' BEAR #188146 COTM*** & Pique-A-Boo @ 20 days Ready to Roll.

07/06/2014 06:14.29 PM Report This Comment
Hey McGee!
You are welcome. I know. Mom misses Angel Anderson too but he is healthy again & with all the angel kitties. It was a beautiful sunny day! Mom went to the gym, then mowed the lawn. And took out the recycles. Three bags of old magazines & papers and a big trash bag of junk she cleared out. I am lying in the sun in front of the living room window. That's the life! Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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07/06/2014 03:31.06 PM Report This Comment
It was our pleasure, kitties!
Aww, you're very welcome, McGee, Jethro and Angel Charger. We're just happy that you had such a great day! We had lots of fun being a part of it! You all really deserved a great pawty!

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

Come visit me, Sir Hedley, K. Neelix (Katie's guy) & Count Jakar (Vote Lil' Bear COTM).

07/06/2014 02:30.32 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee,Jethro,Angel Charger
You all are so very welcome.Mom said thanks so much for thinking of her,that helps so much,she is stil batteling the health issues but tries to hang in there,Pawhugs,Spongie,Baby,Angel Wicket,Angels.

Come visit me, Angel Gypsy,RIP My Sweet Angel Baby,I Love You, Angel Buddy,Love,Miss You Sweet Boy, Baby,Angel Wicket,Miss You Sweet Wicket, Angels Rambo,Cindell,Love,M- iss You My Sweet Angels, K. SpongeBob-Hi,meet the whacking paw!!, Angels Muffy, Blossie,Missy together again & Bootsie,RIP My Angel,Welcome Wicket.

07/06/2014 01:36.10 PM Report This Comment
You're welcome, McGee, Jethro & Angel Charger
and thanks for wishing me a happy 7th birthday. We're almost birthday twins ... or, should I say birthday quadruplets? I can just imagine how rough that was for your Mom, the first triple birthday with Charger not there! He was way too young to become an Angel and we send you hugs. -- Mike & the family

Come visit me, OJ & MJ's Wedding ~ Lil Bear #188146 for COTM!, Evie ♥ Angel Shai, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, A Mallow ♥ her hubby Oscar Jon~flyin' high!, K. Mike ♥ my darling Q. Lady Dolly, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥, Dame Mojo BB ~ my brother's my big buddy! & Angel Shai & Evie's Wedding.

07/06/2014 09:53.55 AM Report This Comment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, McGEE!
Sorry I'm a day late. Mom didn't get me on until very late last night and did not check cmr. I'm here with a platter of catnip cookies and a bag of fresh catnip mice to help you keep the celebration going. Love, a vote, and big Birthday hugs, GG

Come visit me, Ginger Spicegirl.

07/05/2014 11:26.44 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday, Bestie McGee ♥
I heard it's your birthday and I rushed right over to sing you a song...Aheeeem (Clearing my throat)....Mee Mee Mee Mee (loosening up my vocal chords)....S T R E T C H (Stretching, so I'll stand up nice and tall)....Are you ready??? Here we go.....

♫ ♪ ♬ ♫ ♪ ♬
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday, Dear McGee,
Happy Birthday, to Yooooou.
♫ ♪ ♬ ♫ ♪ ♬

I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating your big day and I'm sending you a special Birthday Basket, filled with tuna cupcakes, a bright red catnip-filled mouse, and a bouquet of birthday balloons!!

Kitty kisses, hugs and purrs with love for my sweet and long-time and a vote,
Boo Kitty

Come visit me, ♥ Angel Lucy MEMORY PAGE ♥ & Boo Kitty ♥ Angel Winslow - So Long Friends.

07/04/2014 08:27.17 PM Report This Comment
Wishing you, Jethro and Charger a happy
birthday, McGee! Are you ready for a celebration? Are you ready to party like a rock star? We hope you are, because it's time to celebrate! We have brought you each a little gift, a token of our affection. It's something we all picked out together just for you and we hope you like it! Hugs, Spirit and the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW***VOTE LIL' BEAR #188146 COTM*** & Pique-A-Boo @ 20 days Ready to Roll.

07/04/2014 07:36.13 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
We heard it was your 7th 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 McGee,
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 kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess, Dayzee and Mischief

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Lil' Bear, #188146 daily in August, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

07/04/2014 03:03.10 PM Report This Comment
Happy 7th Birthday, McGee!
The Pawty Animals are here with big 7th Birthday wishes and a few hometown treats we hope you like. 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 7 blue candles. Happy Birthday, McGee!

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

Come visit me, Sir Hedley, K. Neelix (Katie's guy) & Count Jakar (Vote Lil' Bear COTM).

07/04/2014 11:03.35 AM Report This Comment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY McGEE!
HEY BUDDY! YOU LITTLE FIRECRACKER, WHAT A FUN DAY TO HAVE FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY! WE HAVE AN 88 LAYER RED VELVET CAKE WITH BLUEBERRY FILLING AND VANILLA CREME CHEESE FROSTING FOR YA TODAY! ALSO A GIANT FIRECRACKER PINATA STUFFED WITH CATNIP TOYS AND CAT TREATS! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY, BUDDY! LUVYA AQ GRACIE ♥

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07/04/2014 10:55.42 AM Report This Comment
Hi McGee
We wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday,hope your day will be purrrrrfect for you.Sending you a birthday basket filled with catnip toys,Friskies Pawty mix treats,pawhugs,love and a mousey cake covered in grasshopper icing,birthday pawhugs,Spongie,Baby,Angel Wicket,Angels.

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07/04/2014 09:42.22 AM Report This Comment
" ♫ (You’re) a Yankee Doodle Dandy,
A Yankee Doodle, do or die;
A real live nephew of your Uncle Sam,
Born on the Fourth of July … ♫"

We are here to wish you, Jethro and Angel Charger a big blowout of a Happy Birthday. Roll out the catnip Fancy Feast cake and sit back to watch the fireworks. We all know they’re just for YOU! -- Mike, Evie & Mojo Black Bear with Angels Smokey & Mallow, Jezebel & Pierre

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07/04/2014 09:40.26 AM Report This Comment
Hey McGee!
Good morning! Happy Fourth of July!
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear McGee, Happy Birthday to you! Sending a special vote, catnip bubbles, a catnip chirping bird, salmon cakes and shrimp crackers with catnip cheese for your celebration today. Enjoy! Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

Come visit me, Dean, ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM, Angel King Anderson COTM Sept 2009 THANK U 4 COTD!, Angel Anderson 6/19/14 we miss you so much!, Legend Adopted 8/23/14 Thanks 4 COTD! & The Orange Crush Hockey Club.

07/04/2014 08:05.37 AM Report This Comment
~Happy Birthday McGee~
We’ve pounced by to help you celebrate your birthday handsome kitty! We've brought you a red,white & blue birthday balloon bouquet, a box of catnip cookies, a gift bag overflowing with fresh catnip & a confetti filled vote. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday & a safe & happy holiday weekend! Purrs…

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07/04/2014 06:14.33 AM Report This Comment
Hi Bestie McGee ♥
I went to see Angel Moe and I thought....I must go see my 1st and Bestie friend, McGee - So here I am!! :)

I hope you're doing good my friend. I'm on my weekly vacation from my meds and sadly, it's almost over - I'll have to start back on Wednesday. YUCK!! MOL

I'm sending big hugs to you and wishes for a wonderful evening, along with love for my friend,
Boo Kitty

Come visit me, ♥ Angel Lucy MEMORY PAGE ♥ & Boo Kitty ♥ Angel Winslow - So Long Friends.

06/08/2014 08:44.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi My Bestie McGee ♥
Thanks for stopping by to see me and for the get better and stay better hugs - I know they're helping me!

I'm back on a 7 days on and 7 days off medication regimen and this is the 1st week of this round. I already finished 3 rounds and have these 3 to go. I will get my 7 day vacation starting on Wednesday and boy, am I ready. MOL

We know these meds are helping, so hopefully it will all be worth it, when I'm feeling good again. :)

Sending big hugs and love to you and your sweet family,
Boo Kitty

Come visit me, ♥ Angel Lucy MEMORY PAGE ♥ & Boo Kitty ♥ Angel Winslow - So Long Friends.

05/18/2014 07:52.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Bestie McGee ♥
Oh, I'm not going anywhere and I'm staying on the CC until the fat lady sings and she's not even humming right now. MOL

Mom made my photo collage in January, because we thought it was closing - and maybe if we keep it up, it won't ever close - We can hope, can't we? :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'm sending big hugs and lots of love to you and your sweet family.

Hugs and purrs with love and a vote,
Boo Kitty

Come visit me, ♥ Angel Lucy MEMORY PAGE ♥ & Boo Kitty ♥ Angel Winslow - So Long Friends.

05/09/2014 09:11.26 PM Report This Comment
Due to a change in website platforms, a necessary step to enhance and update the CAT FANCY magazine website, it will no longer be possible to host Club Cat. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Club Cat will close and members will no longer be able to accrue points. Members with sufficient reward points have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog. On Jan. 15, 2014, Club Cat members with 25 reward points or higher will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special prizes. Raffle prize winners will be notified after Jan. 31, 2014. Points for the final Cat of the Day will be awarded on Jan. 1, 2014. New programs similar to Cat of the Day will be announced with the launch of the new website, so look for further announcements. Thank you to everyone who joined Club Cat! 01/31/2014 12:00.00 AM
Hi McGee and Jethro,
Please, tell your Mom not to worry about responding to our blogs regarding sweet Charger's crossing. We all understand how difficult this is for her and it's not necessary to blog back to any of us. Everyone understands what she's going through and how hard it is to write about him, especially right now. In the meantime, know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your grief. We're all sending lots of comforting hugs. We're leaving you a healing vote to give your Mom. Take care and we love ya!

Lots of kitty kisses, hugs and purrs,
Duchess and Family

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Pray 4 all sick kitties and hoomans!, Angel Moki-Please, Praying for Mom Lynn's recovery, Q. Duchess-Vote Lil' Bear, #188146 daily in August, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Jesse,Kieara & Bait, Dayzee-Praying for Maggie,Tony,and Monty & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

01/27/2014 07:33.42 PM Report This Comment
Bestie McGee & Sweet Family ♥
I'm sending gentle hugs with love to you, Jethro and your sweet Mom.

It's heartbreaking to hear about sweet Charger and I'm sending gentle hugs with love to you, Jethro and your sweet Mom.

We are holding all of you in our hearts and prayers and are praying for comfort and strength as you grieve for precious Charger.

With love and hugs for my special friend,
Boo Kitty

Come visit me, ♥ Angel Lucy MEMORY PAGE ♥ & Boo Kitty ♥ Angel Winslow - So Long Friends.

01/26/2014 08:00.24 PM Report This Comment
We're bringing you hugs,
McGee & Jethro. We certainly remember you and your lovely big brother Charger and we are stunned to hear that he crossed the Bridge so suddenly! -- Mike, Evie, Mojo & the family

Come visit me, OJ & MJ's Wedding ~ Lil Bear #188146 for COTM!, Evie ♥ Angel Shai, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, A Mallow ♥ her hubby Oscar Jon~flyin' high!, K. Mike ♥ my darling Q. Lady Dolly, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥, Dame Mojo BB ~ my brother's my big buddy! & Angel Shai & Evie's Wedding.

01/26/2014 07:00.06 PM Report This Comment
Mcgee
We are so sorry to hear abou Charger and will keep your whole family in our prayers. We remember blogging with you many moons ago and send our love. Miss you dear friends.

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01/26/2014 06:10.57 PM Report This Comment
1516 .~>:*:<~. KNIGHTS' NEWS .~>:*:<~.
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was high 50 & low was 24 this morning, now it's 49 feels like 52 with humidity 59% & wind is 3 MPH N. Monday's suppose to be FOG & High 44.

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♥ We are pawing by a little later than usual so we may not get to visit many this evening.

♥ While mom was helping me with my return visits last night, she had to leave to help Aunt Anita with giving KASI 13713 a bath with Dawn dish soap as KASI seemed to have been having a reaction to the Frontline flea treatment. Mom grabbed our Dawn and went over. KASI was pretty lethargic and never put up with a fight from the bath. Aunt Anita gave KASI water thru a syringe this afternnon and will continue to do so throughout the evening then call the vet in the morning. They haven't been active on CC for a few years, but Aunt Anita would very much appreciate your prayers.

♥ It's been a quiet day here xcept for when mom's nephew Nathan came by this afternoon. Whyskrs' 10378 really likes him and gets right on his lap.

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Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}
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01/26/2014 05:48.26 PM Report This Comment
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Hi McGee & Family
Thank you for pawing by with your special votes that made us the New Years Day Angel COTD. We also thank-you for pawing by the next day with your Concatulations. We know that our ACOTD would not have been possible without all of you very special kitties. We Cherish each and every one of you and will watch over you all from above.
Although it was a bittersweet day for mom, it was very special for her to see us all gracing the place of honor. Mom loved each and every one of us even though we each had our own struggles, some more challenging than others. We all have a very special place in moms heart and she will never forget how very blessed she was to have us. Ours was house filled with love even though there were so many of us.
A special Thank-you to Boo Kitty & Her Mom Jane for our Beautiful Frame!!!
We have been honored to be a part of such a kind & caring community of Kitties and their Pawsome parents.
Wherever you may decide to go, we hope that we see you there!! Angel Hugs & Kisses, Smokes Angels & Mom Lynn

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01/05/2014 12:14.11 PM Report This Comment
hi mcgee and fam
DAY 2 THUNDERFOOT CATPAIGN
THE BEGINNING


William Harley
In 1901, William S. Harley, age 21, drew up plans for a small engine with a displacement of 7.07 cubic inches (116 cc) and four-inch (102 mm) flywheels. The engine was designed for use in a regular pedal-bicycle frame.

Over the next two years Harley and his boyhood friend Arthur Davidson labored on their motor-bicycle using the northside machine shop at the home of their friend, Henry Melk. It was finished in 1903 with the help of Arthur’s brother, Walter Davidson. Upon completion the boys found their power-cycle unable to conquer Milwaukee’s modest hills without pedal assistance. Will Harley and the Davidsons quickly wrote off their first motor-bicycle as a valuable learning experiment.


First Bike
Work immediately began on a new and improved second-generation machine. This first “real” Harley-Davidson motorcycle had a bigger engine of 24.74 cubic inches (405 cc) with 9-3/4 inch flywheels weighing 28 pounds. The machine’s advanced loop-frame pattern was similar to the 1903 Milwaukee Merkel motorcycle (designed by Joseph Merkel, later of Flying Merkel fame.) The bigger engine and loop-frame design took it out of the motorized-bicycle category and would help define what a modern motorcycle should contain in the years to come. The boys also received help with their bigger engine from outboard motor pioneer Ole Evinrude, who was then building gas engines of his own design for automotive use on Milwaukee’s Lake Street.

The prototype of the new loop-frame Harley-Davidson was assembled in a 10- by 15-foot (3 by 5 meter) shed in the Davidson family backyard. Most of the major parts, however, were made elsewhere, including some probably fabricated at the West Milwaukee railshops where oldest brother William A. Davidson was then toolroom foreman. This prototype machine was functional by 8 September 1904 when it competed in a Milwaukee motorcycle race held at State Fair Park. It was ridden by Edward Hildebrand and placed fourth. This is the first documented appearance of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the historical record.

In January 1905, small advertisements were placed in the “Automobile and Cycle Trade Journal” that offered bare Harley-Davidson engines to the do-it-yourself trade. By April, complete motorcycles were in production on a very limited basis. That year the first Harley-Davidson dealer, Carl H. Lang of Chicago, sold three bikes from the dozen or so built in the Davidson backyard shed. (Some years later the original shed was taken to the Juneau Avenue factory where it would stand for many decades as a tribute to the Motor Company’s humble origins. Unfortunately, the first shed was accidentally destroyed by contractors in the early 1970s during a clean-up of the factory yard.)


1907 Chestnut Street
In 1906, Harley and the Davidsons built their first factory on Chestnut Street (later Juneau Avenue). This location remains the Motor Company’s corporate headquarter

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01/02/2014 05:57.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi McGee, the Gang and Mom
We read your blog on the mews page and the places all the kitties seem to be going are catster.com and showmecats. Mom has us on both and lots of our furiends are there. On catster there is a page for CC refugees and there we meet and hold events and parties. Please check out these places. On showmecats you can only put one kitty up but on catster you can have as many as you like. Hope to see you there. Your furiends, Angel Maggie, Miles and Mom Pat

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01/01/2014 05:22.52 AM Report This Comment
Hi Again, Sweet McGee ♥
Thank you for your email address and I'm leaving mine for you, too.

BooKitty@knology.net

I hope you have a most wonderful evening, dear friend.

Love and hugs,
Boo Kitty

Come visit me, ♥ Angel Lucy MEMORY PAGE ♥ & Boo Kitty ♥ Angel Winslow - So Long Friends.

12/31/2013 08:57.28 PM Report This Comment
Dear, Sweet McGee ♥
Mom and I have been busy all morning, saving a few pages of blogs (we just randomly selected a few pages and made copies of them.

However....we saved my first page on the CC and of course, my very first blog was from you, too!

Seeing the blog brought back a lot of good memories and a bunch of tears.

We thank you for your friendship during the past years and are sending love and hugs to your sweet family.

Forever and always your friend,
Boo Kitty

Come visit me, ♥ Angel Lucy MEMORY PAGE ♥ & Boo Kitty ♥ Angel Winslow - So Long Friends.

12/31/2013 10:02.30 AM Report This Comment
-:¦:-•::• Purrs From NYC •::•-:¦:-
Dear McGee & Family,

I want to thank you so much for visiting me on Christmas Eve. The COTD vote you left made it possible for me to have the honor of being your Christmas Cat of the Day. I hope you had a Blessed Christmas. I’m leaving a stocking full of catnip mice & candy canes for you to enjoy over the weekend~

With Thank You ((HUGS)), Holiday Head Bonks
& Wishes for a Wonderful Weekend,
❄ K. Cody Lee of The Big Apple Gang® ❄

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12/28/2013 07:15.14 PM Report This Comment
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Hi McGee!
I am sorry that I don't have a Civil War blog for today as it seemed in appropriate on a day of giving thanks.

As I sit and look at this empty computer screen with no civil war blog prepared because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I think about all the soldiers in Afghanistan without their families and I give thanks for each and everyone of them for making the sacrifice and pray they all come home. Because of them, I can celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and the fourth of July.

I think about all the poor cats and kittens, dogs and puppies with out a human to love them and give them care and warmth they so desire. The love and food we receive every day is taken for granted by those of us who have always had loving humans who see that we have shelter, love and warmth. I am thankful for all that I have this Day.

I think of humans without places to call home. No place to go for food and wonder if any one loves them or care if they are cold and living on the streets.

I am saddened thinking about this on a day of Thanksgiving. But, I am sure, all my brothers and sisters, are as thankful as I for our humans who love us, feed us and spoil us.

I will do my final civil war blog tomorrow and the coronation will be on Saturday the 30th at 7pm EST.

I thank you for your votes, friendship and support.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/28/2013 07:17.35 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
Gosh! two more days until the coronation! A dream of mine is coming true. But I still wonder where all that time went so quickly this month!

Day 27

Grierson's Raid (condensed)

On April 17, 1863, Colonel B.H. Grierson led three cavalry regiments from La Grange, TN, on a history making march through Mississippi to Union lines in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
On April 21, Grierson detached the 2nd Iowa Cavalry under Colonel Hatch , to destroy the railroad bridge between Columbus and Macon and then to return to La Grange Hatch had a sharp fight with Confederate troops, defeating them without the lost of a single man. Hatch's success was due to the fact his regiment was armed with Colt's revolving rifles. Hatch retreated along the railroad destroying it at Okolona and Tupelo. He arrived back at La Grange with the lost of 10 men. The main object was to decoy Confederates to the East giving Grierson ample time to get under way.
Mean while, Grierson continued his raid with less than 1000 horsemen, breaking the Southern Mississippi and New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern reailroad. Near Newton, they burned several bridges, destroyed locomotives, with cars loaded with commissary stores, guns and ammo. At Hazelhurst, cars and ammo and at Brookhaven the railroad depot and cars.
Having cavalry available to Grierson, Confederates were kept in a state of excitement alarm. Rumors exaggerated Grierson's numbers and where he could be. Several brigades of Confederate artillery were dispatched but Grierson avoided them all.
In 16 days, Grierson marched 600 miles-nearly 38 miles a day, destroying railroads, telegraph, and other property. Most important, he distracted the Confederates attention from Grant's operations against Vicksburg. Grierson lost 36 men while collecting a thousand horses and mules. The Grierson raid was probably the most successful operation of its kind during the civil war.

I want to thank everyone for all of your support, votes and friendship.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/27/2013 06:45.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
Tonight I am going to do a mini intro of General Benjamin Grierson. What an unlikely man to be an officer of cavalry and to lead the raid he did.

Day 26

Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson must have been the Union Army's most improbable cavalry leader. He had hated horses since the age of eight, when he was kicked by a pony and badly hurt. he had objected vigorously when he was assigned to the 6th Illinois Cavalry in 1861. He had protested to None other than General Halleck himself, who brushed him off with the comment that he looked "active and wiry enough" to become a cavalryman.

What is more, Grierson, was something of a novice in military matters; in April 1863 he had only 18 months of service behind him. He was really a musician-a composer, arranger, pianist, flutist, drummer and guitarist who had been making an uncertain living as a music teacher when the war started. On patrols he entertained himself and those of his men within earshot by strumming away on a jews-harp as they rode along.

Grierson was born on July 8, 1826 and was the youngest of 5 children. He married in 1854 and had 7 children and only 4 survived to adulthood. He died on August 31, 1911, at age 85.

Tomorrow we will do the raid that Grierson is famous for. Mom enjoys reading about this raid and says it was really hard on the horses and riders but was a success.

Thank you for the continued support, votes and most importantly friendship.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/26/2013 06:25.34 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
know that I promised to begin with General Grierson today but mom can't get the printer to work and HP won't cooperate with the ePrint. Mom is about to throw a hissy! So how about a Civil War ghost story of a local Inn. Mom will toss Wikipedia out of the window and look through her books for her second favorite story of the war.

Day 25

The Martha Washington Inn in nearby Abingdon, VA, was built in 1830 by General Francis Preston. It was turned into a girl's school but in 1860 it became a hospital for the grieviously wounded soldiers. (Abingdon was the sight of some war action)

In 1863, John Stoves was brought to the hospital, half full of musket balls. A beautiful young woman named Beth, took care of the soldier. Beth changed his bandages and comforted him. He learned she could play the violin and he asked her to play for him. Though in severe pain, the music seemed to put him at ease and he would fall asleep. It is said that Beth fell in love with him.
One day, as he was lying near death, she played the violin for him and as she did he closed his eyes for the final time. She grabbed his hand and cried. A few weeks later she died. Some say it was from complications of typhoid fever and others say it was from a broken heart.
Her ghost is supposedly sighted often and guests will tell the clerks that they heard violin music during the night coming from room 403. It is also said that the young officer's ghostly steed trots around the water fountain looking for his master on clear full moon nights. I wonder....

We were going to end with this ghost story but our printer would NOT print info about Grierson so mom will work on that tomorrow.

Thank you for your votes, support and friendship.

Love and purrs Snuggles (the above was written in a hurry and I apologize for any mistakes)

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/25/2013 07:59.20 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
I can't believe that there are five more days of catpaigning after today. Where has the time gone? Thank you to each and everyone of you for the votes, support and best of all friendship.

Day 24

I would like to introduce you to General George H. Thomas's horse "Billy"

Know as the "Rock of Chickamauga" General George H. Thomas possessed two intelligent war horses, both powerful and large enough to carry the General's two hundred pounds. Both horses were bays with Billy being the darker of the two. Both horses stood about 16 hands and very stout. (Billy was named for General Thomas's friend, General William T. Sherman) Billy was like his owner, sedate in all his movements and wasn't easily disturbed by battle.

Billy bore Thomas through the campaigns in middle Tennessee and Northern Georgia. He was on the fields of Chickamauga and Chattanooga and marched to Atlanta. From Atlanta he moved to Nashville, where his master engineered the crushing defeat to the Confederate arms in the winter of 1864, the last battle in which Billy and Thomas participated.

I think it is appropriate to end the war horses with the oldest war horse.

Old Jim, according to records was the last surviving civil war horse. He lived until at least 1894. His rider, Lt. McMahon was killed in action but Old Jim went back to Aiken, SC. He entertained crowds at parades of Civil War veterans until his death.

I will do a quick look at General Benjamin Grierson tomorrow.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/24/2013 07:11.13 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
I have one more day of horse stories and then we will do a short bio on General Benjamin Grierson before I do his raid into the deep South distracting the Southern forces from General Grant's moves in Vicksburg. I will combine three short stories of the remaining horses we can find info on.

Day 23

General JEB Stuart's horse...

Highfly was the battle horse that carried General JEB Stuart through many campaigns and had become his favored companion. The horse's intelligence and faithfulness had Stuart through many dangers. In the summer of 1862, at Verdiersville, on the plank road between Fredricksburg and Orange VA,, Sturart was stretched out on a bench on the tavern's porch awaiting for General Fitzhugh Lee (General R.E. Lee's nephew) to confer on the next movement of cavalry. Highfly was unbridled and grazing in the yard near the road. The clatter of horses woke the Confederate General who walked to the roadway, leaving behind his hat, in which was a black ostrich feather plume, the pride of Stuart's heart. Suddenly horsemen rode around the bend of the road and Stuart was within gunshot of Union Cavalry. Being nonplussed he had ezpected to see Lee. He mounted his faithful, fast bay horse, leaving the chagrined Union Cavalry behind but the foe carried away the treasured hat with the black ostrich plum. General Stuart would later in the war, be killed in the battle of Yellow Tavern.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for the continued support of my campaign and your friendship means the world to me.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/23/2013 07:24.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
want to introduce you to Lexington and Sam, two of General Sherman's horses.

I also want to thank you for the votes, friendship and support of my campaign.

Day 2
General Sherman's best horse was killed at the battle of Shilo, leading the right wing of the Union forces against General A.S. Johnson's Confederate forces. Two other horses were killed while being held by an orderly. Of the many horses that carried Sherman through the years of the war, two had a particular place in the General's affections, Lexington and Sam. Lexington was a Kentucky thoroughbred (He was also the sire of General Grant's Cincinnati) and his fine action attracted the admiration of all who saw him. When Union troops finally entered and occupied Atlanta, in 1864, Sherman was astride Lexington for the grand review of the troops in Washington. He died in 1875 at a Kentucky horse farm at the age of 25 and he is buried there.

Sam was a large half thoroughbred bay in color, and was 16 1/2 hands tall. He had speed, strength and endurance. Sam made one to the longest and most difficult marches ever recorded in history, from Vicksburg to Washington, through the cities of Atlanta, Savannah, Colombia, and Richmond. With his rapid gait, he could march 5 miles and hour at a walk. Under fire he was calm and steady as his brave master. He was wounded several times, wile mounted, the fault was usually due to Sherman's disregard of the anxiety to seek cover. In 1865, Sherman retired Sam to a well earned rest on an Illinois farm were her received every mark of affection. The brave war horse died of extreme old age in 1884.

Mom tried to find more info about Lexington and couldn't except about his speed. Tomorrow I will see if I can find another horse story for you and then on Sunday we will do Grierson's Raid. John Wayne's Horse Soldiers is very loosely based on this ride.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/22/2013 07:14.02 PM Report This Comment
Hi McGee!
since some of you requested more horse stories mom and I rustled up enough for a couple more nights!

Thank you each and everyone of you for your continued support, votes and friendship. Love you!

Day 21

General McClellan's horses...

While General McClellan was in charge of the Union Army in 1862, he had a number of war horses. His favorite horse was one named "Daniel Webster". He was called "that devil Dan" by the staff officers who had difficulty in keeping pace with Dan. During the battle of Antietam, the great horse carried the General safely through the day.

Daniel Webster was a dark bay horse, about 17 hands high, a purebred with good action and never showed any signs of fatigue no matter how hard the test was. He was extremely intelligent with more than ordinary horse sense. He had a fast walk which was important for a commander's horse but disagreeable for the staff officer's horses whose horses had to be kept at a slow trot to keep up with Dan! When McClellan retired to private life, Dan became the family horse at Orange, NJ where he died at age 23. McClellan said "No soldier ever had a better horse than I had in Daniel Webster."

McClellan also had another horse named "Burns", a fiery black, named after an army friend who had given him the horse. His only failing was at dinner time he would bolt for his oats regardless. Running at dinner time became such an obsession with Burns, that McClellan was always careful not to be mounted on him at that hour of day!

Tomorrow I will talk about Gen. W.T. Sherman's horses. Hope that you enjoyed meeting Dan and Burns.

Love and purrs Snuggles

Come visit me, Trace, Chase **loves Gidget**, Tigger, Rhudy **Married to Kaycee** & Queen Snuggles married to Manchester.

11/21/2013 07:57.39 PM Report This Comment
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