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Domestic Mediumhair from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/AB/Edmonton/club-members.aspx' title='Edmonton, AB'>Edmonton, AB</a>

Diego & Eynie of the Pine Spring Pride

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Hi! My name is Diego & Eynie of the Pine Spring Pride

I am Domestic Mediumhair from Edmonton, AB

Nicknames: Diego & Eynie

Age: 4 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: Diego- Is a wonderful hunter and brings home lots of trophies.
Eynie- Just like a panther, stalking his prey.

My favorite tricks and treats are: Jumping, running, fighting and back flips

Where I hang out: Where ever Mum is..

My favorite grubs: Diego- Pizza
Eynie- Butter

(Don't blame Mum, we're very good at sneaking things that we shouldn't have)

My pet peeves: Sometimes each other, cause we don't share very well.

Water!

What I love about my owners: 'Cause we know that she loves us so much that sometimes she lets us get away with thing we shouldn't. But, sometime we push things too far and we need a timeout and think about our actions.

My cat hobbies: Lots of kisses and cuddles.

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How We Met

C. Diego- DOB Jul 03/03
My Mum and her friend owned my birth parents. My Mum owned my birth dad and wanted to breed him before she had him fixed. Mum's friend had my birth mother and she wanted to breed her before she was fixed. So my birth parents dated for awhile. Then my birth mother gave birth to a litter of three kittens. My birth brother and sister found homes right away. My Mum had made plans with the neighbor's son and his family to adopt me. But, those plans fell thru; my Mum fell in love with me and couldn't imagine of letting me go.

Eynstein- DOB Dec 21/07
It has a very rainy Spring day. Mum had taken some time off from work so that she could do some things around the house. She had go into the office one morning to pick up her paycheque. As she was leaving the office, in the staff parking lot she could hear a sad little 'meow'. She came to see who was making such a sad sound. And she found me, a tiny kitten! She brought me to her home where she fed and comforted me. I didn't have any ID. So the next day she took me to her Vet to have me examined and checked for a tattoo or chip. Nothing was found. Mum wanted to keep me so much. Dad told her that she had to try to find my original home first. So she printed out flyers that she handed out in the neighborhood and went door to door. Mum was soo.. happy to find out that no one knew me and that I could be all hers.

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I've had 6506 friends visit me.

I'm the 37,049th member on CatChannel.com.

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

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♥ Happy Valentine's Day!! ♥
Good evening dearest Eynnie!! How are you?
We're very sorry for being gone for so long. Mom had an accident and broke her ankle last month. She had surgery on 20th January and she hasn't been able to write for us before now. We miss our friends a lot. Mom is super glad to help us with our blogs tongiht. She has a new armchair with a footrest in which she can sit keeping her foot up over a pillow. It is cozy and Mom can use her notebook when she sits there.
Sally and me have been exploring the armchair making sure it's good enough for Mom. (Tee-hee!) There is a photo of me doing that at the bottom of my page.
We hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow!!
Our parents will have a special meal at home. Grandma will be cooking since Momma can't walk yet. She uses crutches to move inside the apartment but she's not comfortable with them. I don't like them either, in fact I've been hissing to them since Mom brought them home.
It's windy in Buenos Aires. We've been napping with Mom and watching TV with her. Many thanks for your love, friendship and support. They mean so much for Mommy.
Sending you tons of love and special whisker kisses,
with much love,
from your friends always,
Q.Lola & all the Buenos Aires Kitties!!

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola ♥ Missing Angel Martin ♥ & Willow & Charlie.

02/13/2014 06:10.36 PM Report This Comment
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Hi Diego and Eynie
HEE HEE our mommas must be old cuz they know dictation. Hee hee
know what your momma means about the roads. my momma and dad went t town yesterday and said the roads were really yukky. Daddy just about turned around and came home. Lasagne for dinner, I love lasagne. Did not feel to Christmassy hear either coz my parents went to grandmas for the day, but they did bring us some turkey home. Well have a good day
Hugs
Thomas

Come visit me, Thomas, Caspurr Kenny, Derby & Wahine loves Spooky!.

12/28/2013 06:47.27 AM Report This Comment
Hi Diego and Eynie
HEE HEE our mommas must be old cuz they know dictation. Hee hee
know what your momma means about the roads. my momma and dad went t town yesterday and said the roads were really yukky. Daddy just about turned around and came home. Lasagne for dinner, I love lasagne. Did not feel to Christmassy hear either coz my parents went to grandmas for the day, but they did bring us some turkey home. Well have a good day
Hugs
Thomas

Come visit me, Thomas, Caspurr Kenny, Derby & Wahine loves Spooky!.

12/28/2013 06:47.18 AM Report This Comment
Hi Diego and Eynie
HEE HEE our mommas must be old cuz they know dictation. Hee hee
know what your momma means about the roads. my momma and dad went t town yesterday and said the roads were really yukky. Daddy just about turned around and came home. Lasagne for dinner, I love lasagne. Did not feel to Christmassy hear either coz my parents went to grandmas for the day, but they did bring us some turkey home. Well have a good day
Hugs
Thomas

Come visit me, Thomas, Caspurr Kenny, Derby & Wahine loves Spooky!.

12/28/2013 06:47.15 AM Report This Comment
Hi Diego and Eynie
isn't it horrible that cc is shutting down. We are so sad about that but we will still talk to our friends even if it means writing a letter and putting a stamp on it hee hee. well we could highjack our momma's fb page once in a while too. How was your Christmas. did you eat lots of turkey or ham? we got a little of both hee hee. well I better run Mommy has to go to town today. It wss suppose to rain in the next town over last night so hopefully the roads are good. You have a super day
Thomas
PS, did you see Derby on our page. He took over Ballerina's page because she got adopted. He is sad that it is only a few weeks but he is proud to have his own page. you should stop by and give him a headbonk

Come visit me, Thomas, Caspurr Kenny, Derby & Wahine loves Spooky!.

12/27/2013 06:54.30 AM Report This Comment
♥Merry Christmas & Happy Mew Year!♥
Good night dearest Eynnie!!
Please forgive us for being gone for so long. This month was complicated for Mom. She hurt her ankle and had some other health issues; she wasn't feeling well at all.
She's doing better these days. We're having a heat wave in Buenos Aires and our temperatures are keeping around +97-99F all the time. Because of this, our electrical system collapsed and we've been having power outages. We thought we would write to our friends tonight in case we can't do it later.
This is one of my favourite months of the year; today I helped Momma to wrapp gifts and tried to be a good helper. I love those colorful bows she uses. MOL!!
We were absolutely heartbroken a couple of days ago when we read about CC closing by the end of this year. At first we felt lost and sad and thought this could not be happening. We can't imagine life without our CC friends.
We now have seen we still can keep in touch and we are relieved. For those of our friends who have Catster accounts, we are there too. Our ID is 1315249. Mom and I (Lola) are on Facebook as well.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for these wonderful years on CC, for being our friends and for making our life more cheerful and bright. These memories will be always alive as long as we live. 2014 will be a year of new beginnings in our home in many ways. Mom has learnt that changes scare, but sometimes they are totally unexpected and come for better.
Everything will be alright as long as we keep in touch because our friendship is strong and will never end.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! We love you.
Sending you a Christmas basket full of tuna treats, catnip candy canes and mousie toys along with 1.000.000 whisker kisses and warm hugs...
Your Friends Always,
Lola & all the Buenos Aires Kitties!!

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola ♥ Missing Angel Martin ♥ & Willow & Charlie.

12/22/2013 08:06.45 PM Report This Comment
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Hi Deigo and Eynie and the pine spring pride
Momma came home from work and she had a card in the mail from your momma. I peeked in and saw my name on the inside and saw a gift card. WOW! momma said she would pick up some treats for us with it. I was so excited. THANKS so much. I saw your picture on a paper in there too. Momma is very proud of you as are we. I hope you have a great Christmas. we are going to have a great one. Sorry to hear your grandpaw has alzheimers, our great Grandpaw had that too and it is not very nice. well take care, paw hugs
Thomas and family

Come visit me, Thomas, Caspurr Kenny, Derby & Wahine loves Spooky!.

12/18/2013 07:36.28 PM Report This Comment
K. Whiskers ♥ Talley
“Love is the most beautiful gift,
we are given to share.”

-:¦:-•:*'*:• Wedding Invitation •:*'*:•-:¦:-

It is with joy that we,

Miss Tallulah (Talley)
and
King Whiskers

invite you to share
in a celebration of love
as we exchange
our marriage vows
Sunday, the fifth of January
two thousand fourteen
twelve o'clock in the afternoon (PST)
The Royal Feline Castle
in the Castle Church
on page number 265436

Reception dinner and
dancing immediately
following ceremony
in the Castle Grand Ballroom

If you are unable to attend,
we ask for your presence
in thought and in prayer
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It’s official! We finally have the place and page number for our wedding in January. Talley and I hope you will all be able to attend. No RSVP needed. There will be plenty of room and food for all. If there are any musicians out there who might be able to play at our wedding, I would sure like to hear from you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all our furiends on CC.

I left a vote with purrs and warm hugs.
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“Two lives, two hearts
joined together in furiendship
united forever in love.”
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Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE CARMAN #188523, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/04/2013 07:19.05 PM Report This Comment
My Dear Fur Friend ♥ Eynnie...
I told Mom we really needed to write to our friends this evening. I love when she sits in front of her PC and I lie over her lap purring load to supervise what's she is writing. Sometimes I also give her kitty kisses over her hands or I sit over her desk.
Soon it will be time to go and help her to cook dinner; that's another thing I love to do. Sitting over the kitchen counter sounds purrfect to me. Tee-hee!!

Some birdies were visiting our balcony this afternoon and of course, Sally and me had lots of fun chattering at them. They look to us through the window. What a nerve!! They even walk between our Grandma's plants and they don't care about us. But we still like to watch at them and we're always disappointed when they leave.

Last Sunday we celebrated "Mother's Day" in Argentina. We made sure to give Mom and Grandma lots of extra special purrs. We had a very nice day at home with our family.
We hope you have a wonderful night.
Sending you 1.000.000 sandpaper kisses and hugs...
With much love,
from your friends always,
Lola & all the Buenos Aires Kitties!!

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola ♥ Missing Angel Martin ♥ & Willow & Charlie.

10/22/2013 06:33.18 PM Report This Comment
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Hey there ole pals Eynnie and Diego!!
Concatulations Eynnie - I couldn't help but see that you picked up an award at the cat show!!! I would expect no less from you. I sure wish I could have been there to see you. I might have even let Mom come along with me.
I know your Mom was proud of you and I am proud that you are my furriend. In a way, it is like I won too.... in a way! (hee.hee)

It has been some time since I have written, but once again, I have to blame Mom. She is always involved in lending a paw to someone in her or dad's family, so when it comes to me, she doesn't have a paw to spare.

But she does have a paw to spare when it comes to taking me to the ole vet. I have overheard her talking about taking me this week, so I am not in the best of moods. Maybe she'll forget...hopefully! (hee)

Hope you and the whole Pine Pride Gang are doing fine and I am sending special loving purrs to your Mom!

Affectionate purrs,
your pal, Ricky

Come visit me, RICKY.

09/20/2013 05:24.41 PM Report This Comment
♥My Dearest Friend Eynnie...♥
...and Mom Elisabeth!! Mommy and I are always super glad to hear from you!! We've missed you very much!!
Awww... We can't wait to hear more about your new baby sister!! What's her name? What color is she? Are you getting well along with her?... I bet you're going to be wonderful friends!!
Congratulations on winning the 20th best houselhold kitty award!! I'm so very proud of you, my friend!! There will be a Cats Show in Buenos Aires soon and Momma hopes to be able to see it with Dad. It's been long since she went to a Cats Show.

It´s a sunny day in Buenos Aires. Mom told us soon will be getting into spring and so, we´ve decided to change our profile photos. I love flowers.
I´m sorry for being gone for a couple of days but our home is a complete mess: Mommy is working double shift and she is on a "special mission" organizing a surprise birthday pawty for Dad. Simba, Sally & Dad will be celebrating their birthdays next 22nd September and Mom wants to make something special for them.
Grandma was going to help her but she caught a cold and she´s now in bed. I´m being a very good kitty nurse and giving Grandma tons of healing purrs.
Mom tells us organizing a party is not so easy. MOL!! I tell her she needs a big mice cream cake and some catnip drinks... I think that will do! That would be purrfect for me!! Tee-hee!!
We´re all doing well and happy to see our bird friends are starting to show up again by our windows. Misho´s wounds are now all healed and Mom feels very glad for him.
Here is a kitty kiss along with a bunch of extra special purrs...
With much love,
from your friends always,
Lola & all the Buenos Aires Kitties!!
Love ya!!

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola ♥ Missing Angel Martin ♥ & Willow & Charlie.

09/09/2013 04:43.12 PM Report This Comment
♥Purring Back!!♥
Good evening my precious friend Eynnie, Mommy and all the fur babies!!

Our parents were on vacations for 10 days and we´re now purring back. We have missed our fur friends very much.
Mom & Dad traveled to the north of Argentina and they had a great time visiting the provinces of La Rioja, San Juan and Catamarca. They were able to go to awesome places and the weather was lovely as well. Mom says it felt like summer. She uploaded many photos on Facebook and everyone is welcome to see them. She still needs to upload some more. There are also some photos at the bottom of my page.
Mom and Dad went to Talampaya and Ischigualasto National Parks. Mommy says Ischigualasto was beautiful. This place is also known as Valley of the Moon, because the grounds there looks like the moon surface. She said the views and landscapes were breathtaking. Ischigualasto is located in San Juan. Talampaya is in La Rioja.
During their trip my parents were petting another cats; they didn´t mention it, but I SAW the pictures of those kitties. MOL! Mom thinks I didn´t but I DID!! (Tee-hee!) One of those kittens looked like me. I´m glad Momma is back because she BELONGS to ME.

The weather in Buenos Aires is still cold and we are always pleased to napp close to the heaters and under the blankets in our Mom´s bed.
Here is a Monday votey along with a huge bunch of whisker kisses and hugs...
Wishing you a wonderful week,
with much love,
from your friends always,
Lola & all the kitties from Buenos Aires!!

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola ♥ Missing Angel Martin ♥ & Willow & Charlie.

08/26/2013 08:12.15 PM Report This Comment
My Dear Fur Friend ♥ Eynnie...
I purred and purred to receive kitty mail from you!! I missed you much too, sweetie!!

Mommy hasn´t been much on CC over the past weeks. She has been busy with her work and learning to cook vegan food.
She is going Vegan, you know. She is now in a transition period.

Mom would LOVE if your Mommy can e-mail her some of your new portraits for us too see!! You´re a very, very handsome boy and I´m sure you have lots of responsabilities now. I know you will do a great job. Angel Chaos is helping you keeping himself always by your side.

Mommy changed our profile pictures this morning and now we are all having fun in Winterland with cute white bears. We haven´t any snow in Buenos Aires but it´s been cold and rainy almost everyday. Mom caught a cold and she was in bed since Saturday. I made sure to stay by her side and give her lots of purrs therapy. I follow my Momma wherever she goes, even to the bathroom. Tee-hee!!
She´s feeling a lot better but the lady doctor told her to stay home until Thursday. I really liked that doctor!
I purred to her. Lots of Mom´s time!!

Mom has been sad because one of the stray kitties she feeds with Dad was missing during two weeks. This boy has a special bond with Mom. He comes to the yard when he hears Momma´s keys or her voice. He came across the street on Father´s Day with a huge wound in one of his front legs. Mom ran inside the house to pick up the carrier and take him to the Vet but when she came back, the kitty was gone.
My parents looked for him with their car but they had no luck and for worse, it started to rain. Mom felt very bad for the "her boy", as she calls him.

Dad finally managed to take him to the Vet last Friday, when he came back asking for food. His wound was cleaned and he got two shots. This is a stray kitty and he does not allow you to give him pills or anything. He´s also difficult to catch and he definitely hates our doctor.
Please, keep him in your prayers, friends. He gets mad when he´s locked inside the carrier and he comes and goes all the time.

Hoping you have a wonderful week and sending you 1.000.000 kitty kisses and hugs...
With much love,
from your friends always,
Lola & all the Buenos Aires Kitties!!
Love ya!! ♥

P.S: Mom saw a TV show that took place on British Columbia last night and she remembered you.

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola ♥ Missing Angel Martin ♥ & Willow & Charlie.

06/25/2013 01:35.39 PM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 3 –San Diego
Let’s Explore The Beauty Of The Hotel Del Coronado -
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During our visit to San Diego, we will continue our stay at the fabulous Hotel del Coronado. Our rooms for the week have oceanfront views & are mere steps from the Pacific Ocean. Let’s revisit the hotel & let me tell you a little bit about this National Historic Landmark that turns 125 yrs old this year.

With its iconic red turrets piercing an azure California skyline, Hotel del Coronado radiates with a confidence of gracious Victorian splendor that is without equal.

Built in 1888, this classic beachfront respite on the charming island of Coronado has long been heralded as one of America’s most beautiful beach resorts. The hotel is ideal for those who yearn for a memorable vacation getaway. The resort’s enchanting island setting & classic architecture form the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape.

The Hotel Del has served over half of the U.S. Presidents who have held the office since 1891. It has also served dignitaries from around the world, including King Edward VIII of England who relinquished his crown so he could marry Coronado resident Wallis Simpson.

Hollywood has been making movies at The Del since 1901. In 1958, The Del was the backdrop for the comedy classic "Some Like It Hot," starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon. The resort has also seen a steady stream of celebrity visitors - from Charlie Chaplin & Humphrey Bogart to Brad Pitt & Madonna.

What Victorian resort would be complete without a resident ghost? Kate Morgan checked into the resort on November 24, 1892, & never checked out. Reports of ghostly happenings, all thought to be connected to the death of this beautiful young woman, have been circulating at The Del ever since.

The Crown Room, where we had the Coronation, is the same room where Charles Lindbergh & the San Diegans who built his Spirit of St. Louis celebrated the historic achievement of being the first to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. To the left of the lobby is the Ballroom with Ocean Views (for those of us who want to go ballroom dancing!). We can head downstairs to see a gallery of pictures & stories outlining the history of the Hotel del Coronado.

Finally, we can walk outdoors to the Windsor Lawn to enjoy views of the ocean & take some time strolling around the outside of this grand hotel. You can also take a walk along the nearly mile-long Coronado Beach, which you can access behind the Hotel Del.

We’ll be touring San Diego on our Feline Motor Coach tour buses, so let’s all meet in the hotel lobby at 9 a.m. sharp. Your new room keys are at the front desk. Enjoy dear furiends!
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I posted some pictures of the “Del” on my page.

*Vote daily our beautiful COTM Candidate DOLLY #222609!*

**Vote ~Puzzle # 256239~ for COTD tomorrow!**

^~^ Please visit CMR #46883 for daily mews ^~^

I left a vote with purrs & hugs.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE CARMAN #188523, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

06/03/2013 11:01.01 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 31
CREATURE COMFORTS –(excerpt from Sarah Ban Breathnach)
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If you have pets, don’t just feed, walk, and ignore them. You invited them into your life, so open your heart. Pets need to be stroked, cuddled, caressed, indulged, pampered, and played with; dote on them & they’ll return the kind of devotion most of us can only dream about receiving from human beings. Talk to them & you’ll discover a trusted confidante who’ll never betray your secrets. Laugh at their silly antics–a sure stressbuster–and learn how to live by observing them. Cats are spontaneous, content to live in the present moment. They’re small, shedding, scratching, inscrutable Zen masters sent to teach us the paradox of undoing in a hectic world where things always have to be done. As the ball of fur presently curled up on my desk clearly demonstrates, the more naps you take, the more awakenings you experience.

Today, be grateful for the gift of sharing your earthly span with creatures who comfort. Animals are our spiritual companions, living proof of a simply abundant source of Love. None of us need feel alone. And if there is a gift, then surely, there must be a Giver.
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FINAL CATPAIGN DAY!
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Catpaigning for COTM has been an unbelievable month. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my blogs about cats. My desire was to educate & inform you, as well as make you laugh, sometimes cry, and just proud to be felines.

My Mom & I both thank you for the heartwarming stories & words of encouragement that made my catpaign such a valuable experience. I owe a big thanks to the CMR crew (#46883) for coming by everyday to inspire me & for giving me the honor of being your May candidate. I’d like to say a special thank you to Boo Kitty (#154855) and her Mom Jane for the amazing royal pictography.

~ The Coronation will be held on SATURDAY, JUNE 1st at 9 A.M. (PST)/ Noon (EST) on the CMR Page #46883. ~

**Please visit Queen Spunky #161265 & let her know how much we’ve enjoyed her reign as our beautiful Queen for May!**
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To give you a sneak preview of what my reign as King has in store for all of us, I plan a sort of continuation of Queen Spunky’s fabulous tour of California, only we’ll be traveling via the legendary Royal Castle Feline Train up the California Coast. I will be posting an itinerary of the day-to-day events on Sunday. We will begin the tour early Monday morning & as luck would have it, my planned tour starts in San Diego at the Hotel Del Coronado, right where Queen Spunky left us!
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~ CONCATULATIONS to our COTD Bennie #208164~

**Vote ~Q.Sabrina Anne #175550~ for COTD tomorrow!**

^~^ Please visit CMR #46883 for daily mews ^~^

Thanks again for your furiendship & support throughout my catpaign. CC kitties are the absolute best! I left a vote with purrs & hugs.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE CARMAN #188523, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

05/31/2013 11:28.27 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 30
…HAPPILY EVER AFTER
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I’m Saigon, one of the cats here at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and this is my story.

My whole world turned upside down years ago in a storm I’ll never forget. Everybody else around here calls that storm Hurricane Katrina. For me I only remembered how frightened I was with all that water everywhere. Nothing looked the same anymore, and I didn’t know where to go for help. Thank goodness somebody found me and pulled me out of that mess!

I ended up coming to Best Friends, where I admit I wasn’t ready to trust people in the beginning. You’d think it wouldn’t be so hard, seeing how it was a group of kind people who rescued me from the big storm in the first place. I don’t know why but I was still nervous. I found a place to hide way up high in my new room at Best Friends, and I’m afraid I stayed there an awful long time.

But here’s the thing about the incredible people who work at Best Friends. They never give up on you! They knew I was too scared to come down and say hello, so they took care of me from a distance. I’ll always remember that.

I sat up there watching my cat friends play with people all the time. One day I got to thinking …these people always took good care of me, and want only to make me feel better. They can’t be so bad, can they? I finally decided to give it a go. And you know what? I couldn’t believe what I had been missing.

These days, when the caregivers bring in the food, I don’t even want to eat until I’ve had a chance to say hello. They’re so nice to me.

I guess I can share one more silly detail. For the longest time, I used to watch the other cats in the room play with toys all day long. I used to shake my head at them. It’s kind of odd, maybe, but I was too nervous to enjoy toys. Well, I finally got the concept!

You see, the amazing people in my life have helped me feel so much safer, so much happier, that I finally felt up to trying out some toys of my own not long ago. And guess what? I haven’t stopped playing with them since.

So that’s my story. It started out a bit sad, but thanks to the good people who support Best Friends, I’m living “happily ever after.”
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Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. Visit them at bestfriends.org.
(See Saigon’s photo on my page.)

^~^ Visit daily COTM QUEEN SPUNKY #161265 ^~^

~A BIG CONCATULATIONS to our COTD Meiko #201282~

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05/30/2013 10:44.32 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 29
CAT DREAMS – by Grace Tolson
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Have you ever wondered what the cat thinks as he sits with his paws folded under, eyes half closed, purring? Perhaps. Or with his tail flashing. I wonder does he dream of mice, of catching the worlds most ferocious mouse. Creeping softly on velvet paws, hush not a sound, closer ever closer, down on his belly, hiding in the long grass.

Now motionless he waits, patiently he crouches, not stirring, tail still, only the movement of his eyes shows that he lives. A sudden jump and he has won, he has caught the monster, holding it tight in his teeth. But the battle is not over yet, the monster will not give in, it wriggles and twists as it tries to free itself from the jaws of the cat, but the cat holds fast. But now he lets the mouse jump free then pounces and grabs it again, he tosses the mouse into the air and catches it as it falls to earth. He lets it go, paws slam it to the ground then he tosses it up again, this game he plays till the mouse falls limp. Limp and dead.

Is this the dream? Or is the dream of a bird gliding low, then snap and he holds it in his jaws. The bird struggles in its panic but iron jaws hold on. Cat the mighty hunter, would be a fitting dream.

Maybe the dream is of world’s far away, world’s lost in time, world’s only the cat knows. World’s where no human exists, world’s where the cat rules and all other animals bow down before him. Does he walk proudly through the jungle, eyes ever watchful, tail erect, head held high. Sometimes climbing trees often times chasing butterflies. Stopping to sit in a patch of sunlight, the sun warms his fur and he delicately washes his paws. Still the eyes are watchful, as a fly flirts with death and flits close as a paw flashes out to bat the fly. He misses, no matter twas only a game.

Now he stretches out, letting the sun warm more fur. His glossy fur, his coat of black shines beautiful in the sun. Night comes & cat awakes. Now he will wander his world, hunting small night creatures. Hush! There is a sound in the night, tiny feet scurry past, cat pounces & the creature is caught.

Is this what the cat is dreaming? Or is he dreaming of what might have been, of love perhaps, of a lady cat, of that which now can never be? Does he remember the feelings from before, does he feel them still? I ask him but he won’t tell. He closes his eyes, puts his head on his paws & sleeps away his day. For what else can a cat do, but be.
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05/29/2013 11:43.15 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 28
SHADOW KITTY – (A Thank You Note) - Anonymous
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Dear Whoever Left Me "Shadow”,

I work in public accounting and lead a pretty miserable life. We work horrible hours and I have almost no time to do anything else in life. One day after leaving work at one in the morning, upon heading to the parking lot, I noticed a box in front of my car. Scared of what was inside, I imagined it to be either a) a bomb, or b) full of baby kittens. Hesitantly, I gently tapped the box with my foot, nudging it knowing the chance of it being a bomb was pretty low. The box felt light - too light to be a box of kittens. In fact, no one meowed when it shook. So I took an even greater risk and peeked inside. I see a tiny baby kitten sitting inside with an empty water dish, soft pillow and warm blanket. Never having thought I would own a cat, I was about to leave the kitten there for someone else to find. However, it was approximately 35 degrees outside and with no food or water, the kitten would surely struggle through the night. So I placed the large box in my passenger seat and brought the kitten home with me.

The tiniest cat I have ever seen, she has the softest black fur, sweetest face and gentlest personality. On the box, in a child's handwriting an index card was scotch-taped to the side saying "Cat's home" and written on the box was "Shadow".

Whatever the circumstances were, since you packed the box with the water dish, pillow and blanket, I can only imagine how much you wanted her to have a good home. This note is a simple thank you, and letting you know she has a wonderful home now and she has brought so much joy into my miserable life. Things are starting to look up, and I will be making life changes soon and hope to find new employment. As far as I know, an angel left Shadow for me that night.
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MEMBER OF THE FAMILY – by Hope Harrington Kolb
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What would I do without you, my precious, furry friend?...
Part mischief, but all blessings, and faithful to the end!
You look at me with eyes of love; you never hold a grudge....
You think I'm far too wonderful to criticize or judge.

It seems your greatest joy in life is being close to me...
I think God knew how comforting your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you're human, but I'm glad it isn't true...
The world would be a nicer place if folks were more like you!

A few short years are all we have; One day we'll have to part...
But you, my pet, will always have a place within my heart.
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Cats are indeed a blessing.

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05/28/2013 12:00.25 PM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 27
Rescued Afghanistan Cat – (Yahoo News)
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Cats & dogs far from home often comfort our troops more than any civilian will ever know. Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott risked his life while serving in Afghanistan, but it's the risk he took for a cat named Koshka that's getting him attention these days.

Knott met Koshka on base in the Maiwand District of Afghanistan, where the feline worked as the unofficial mouse catcher. But despite his service, Koshka wasn't always taken care of.

"He was showing some signs that people weren't taking very good care of him," Knott told CBS affiliate WBTV. "I found paint in his fur a couple of times. And then people took clippers and shaved his back."

Concerned for the cat, Knott made room for Koshka in his office, even though soldiers aren't allowed to have pets.

Then, on Dec. 8, 2011, a suicide bomber targeted a military convoy near Knott's base and killed two of the soldier's friends. Knott said he was struck by depression and was crying in his office when Koshka came to comfort him.

"With tears in my eyes he locked eyes with me, reached out with his paw and pressed it to my lips, then climbed down into my lap curled up and shared the moment with me," he told the Clackamas Review.

That was when Knott decided that Koshka couldn't stay in Afghanistan.

"He pulled me out of one of my darkest times, so I had to pull him out of one of his darkest places," he said.

The soldier was unable to get his feline friend on a military convoy, so he forged a plan with a brave local interpreter who agreed to take the cat to Kabul.

Both Koshka and the interpreter were at risk - if the man was discovered to be helping an American, the repercussions could be deadly.

"The risk to him was immense," Knott said. "This is a cat with a purple collar and an American-brand cat carrier, going halfway across Afghanistan, going across God knows how many Taliban checkpoints."

But the interpreter got Koshka to the Kabul airport undetected, and Knott's family paid $3,000 to fly the cat to their home in Oregon.

Since Koshka's rescue, Knott has left Afghanistan and is now stationed in Washington state. When his military service ends, he plans to reunite with the cat that helped him through one of his darkest times.

"He was my saving grace," Knott said. "He kept me alive during that tour."
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05/27/2013 12:53.45 PM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 25
Marines Rescue Cats In Afghanistan – (taildom.com)
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In Afghanistan, in the midst of war, many animals are lost and separated from their family. Many are found later by troops from the US, UK and Canada. Soldiers rescue these animals and get help from rescue groups that help them send these animals out of the country and to a forever loving home that they deserve.

Two US marine soldiers, Brian Chambers & Chris Berry, started a mission to help bring home the kittens they have befriended while serving in Afghanistan. With generous donations from cat lovers and animal rescue shelters, Kiki and Keykey, two lovely ginger kitties, have successfully made it home in the US.

Kiki and his fursister Bones were found by Brian Chambers, a U.S. Marine. “At only 3 weeks old, their mother had disappeared and they were left alone to live rough and fend for themselves like the other cats in this area. We looked after them both and they lived in a box in the office, after a week they were allowed to roam around during the day and sleep with us in the hooch at night.” Bones vanished a week after, along with Kiki, but Kiki eventually returned.

Kiki was injured badly on March 8th. Brian found him in horrible condition. “He was too frightened to approach me. I ran to find some wipes to clean him and I then realized how bad this wounds really were.” A vet came the next day and put Kiki on a course of antibiotics. Today Kiki has fully recovered.

“Kiki is a very playful adventurous cat who loves to explore and is very curious. He enjoys sitting on my shoulder, chewing on my hand and running up my legs. He hasn’t been put off by what has happened to him.”

Keykey was found by another U.S. marine named Chris Berry. “I found Keykey tangled up in c-wire one day in the beginning of the deployment. I took him in and fixed his wounds. He was extremely malnourished so I constantly kept an eye on him, until he was back to good health. He has been by my side ever since.”

Both Keykey and Kiki have arrived in the U.S. Kiki is currently living with Brian’s parents in Texas. Keykey is living with Chris’ parents in Michigan.

For soldiers who are on duty overseas, often time the only chance they get to cuddle is when they meet these stray animals. These soldiers are lonely and longing for love from their family and friends. The kitties are abandoned, lost and have nowhere to call home. When they find each other, they become best friends.
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05/25/2013 11:03.21 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 24
What I’ve Learned From My Cats- by Sue Resnick
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We, as Human-Americans, think that we are so much smarter than our pets. But think about it — who gets a belly rub just by purring; or, tells us when it’s time to eat without ever wearing a watch? That’s right: “Feline-Americans” teach us…that they are superior.

1) Feline-Americans (okay, cats) keep us in the moment. Cats make us realize how ridiculous it is to carry a grudge. They may fight with their “fur peer” one minute over kibble, & forget all about the brawl 5 minutes later. They live in the present. No, they’re not stupid, nor amnesiacs. They just know that carrying a grudge isn’t worth it in life. They have 9 lives and still won’t waste any of them staying mad.

2) Cats teach us patience. If you have the chance, watch a cat scope out a mouse. The kitty won’t run & run after the mouse. Instead, he’ll wait & steady itself for a pounce. That teaches us not to waste energy on something that can’t happen. Just wait for the right moment, & you’ll get what you deserve.

3) Always look attractive. Did you ever notice how big your cat’s eyes get when you open the cabinets where you keep her treats? Or, how she adorably cocks her head when she wants you to pet her? Cats are like supermodels: they can get everything they want by looking beautiful. Next time you need your office buddy to finish a report for you, look pitiful, dewy-eyed & speak softly. They’ll say yes, just because you look adorable.

4) Felines also teach us the value of sleep. We humans don’t sleep enough. You never see a cat wondering if it’s bedtime; they just go to sleep—with no worries. You get into bed, toss & turn, while Kitty snurrs (snoring & purring at the same time). Learn from your cat: your problems won’t go away while you’re dreaming, but you can be anyone you want with your eyes closed (yes, your buddy dreams he rules the Kingdom of Cats, with you as a royal servant).

5) Cats teach us the meaning of unconditional love. Kitties don’t care if you’re a CEO or a dishwasher; they value your heart, not your wallet. Felines won’t judge you if you don’t go to the gym; they’d rather have you home, eating while they have a snack too. If you have a bad day at work, your cat still loves you. Cats don’t think any less of you; they will love you as you are. After all, they think so highly of themselves—they couldn’t think less of you.

6) Lastly, cats have taught us that being a cat is wonderful—if they have a wonderful human to love them. But, I would never tell my beloved cats that fact, because THEY are my boss ….Uh, wait, they are meowing for a treat in the kitchen…gotta go…!
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05/24/2013 11:10.53 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 23
5 Tips for a Slimmer, Healthier Cat – (petmd.com)
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Being a fat cat might seem cute, but it’s really not good for your feline’s health. If your kitty is a little chubby or beginning to look that way, we have some simple tips to guarantee a slender, healthier version in no time. And best of all, if you keep following these tips, you won't have to spend the big bucks it takes to feed a fat cat!

1. Diets Are Not All Equal
The cat is a strict carnivore. That means a diet mainly consisting of "fillers" (e.g., corn and rice), is just empty calories for kitty. Do a little light reading during your shopping expedition, and start paying attention to the cat food labels. Meat should always be one of the first ingredients. Better quality food means less filler and that means a more svelte cat.

2. Wet vs. Dry Debate
Some people swear by dry food, while others won’t touch it. Ultimately the choice is up to you, but you’ll find more and more experts are leaning towards the wet food end of the argument. Less filler, more water content, and a happier, thinner cat can all be yours.

3. Portion Control
Try not to "free feed" the cat. If the food is left out all day for the kitty to help herself to, then she’ll snack whenever she feels like it -- even when she’s not hungry. Engage the hunter instinct. Leave the food for 15 minutes. If there’s still food in the bowl, put it away in the fridge for dinnertime.

4. Exercise
Play with your cat! Get her to run around and chase string, toy mice, laser lights (cats love them!), balls, and other fun toys. We don’t recommend taking kitty for walks unless she’s the type who enjoys it, though. But just 20 minutes of play a day can make up for it. Not only will this keep kitty from being bored and depressed, but it keeps her mind sharp.

5. No Table Scraps
People food is for people, not cats! Those little morsels are similar to us scarfing down a pizza. So, curtail table scraps from your cat's diet, and those treats designed for cats down to a minimum. But if Princess absolutely cannot go without her treats, try to find healthy options in the natural or holistic section of your pet store.

So there you have it. 5 simple tips to keep your cat in tip-top shape.
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05/23/2013 11:47.04 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 22
MIDNIGHT & STAY AWHILE – by A. Knight
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“Molly’s cat died,” said Denise’s tearful voice on the phone. “Midnight was hit by a car.” Molly, Denise & I had been friends for 10 years & we all loved Midnight.

Denise explained Midnight had somehow gotten out of Molly’s house & a car had hit him. A neighbor had found Midnight, put him in a box & taken him to Molly. Molly & Midnight had been together for 18 years. My own cat had recently died from old age & I was crushed.

“Let’s go to her house & have a little funeral service,” I suggested. “I’ll pick up flowers & make a little cross with Midnight’s name on it.”

We decided to meet at Molly’s house. I stopped by the flower shop to pick up a bouquet of daises. There was a pet store on the way & I thought they might have an appropriate sympathy card. In the shop was a small gray & black kitten in a cage. It was too soon to get Molly a kitten. You can’t just replace one cat with another as if it were a broken dish. Not yet. The kitten tried to climb over his cage to reach me & did a back flip, making me laugh.

“He’s cute, isn’t he? I don’t know why no one has bought him yet,” the storeowner said. “I guess he is going to stay awhile.”

“Stay Awhile.” I smiled. He had just been named. “I’ll buy him & the cat carrier too.”

If Molly didn’t want a kitten, I would keep him. As I drove to Molly’s, the kitten meowed loudly.

“Be quiet, Stay Awhile, you’re going to mend a broken heart today,” I said, hoping Molly would accept the kitten. Denise & Molly were waiting for me.

“Molly, I know I shouldn’t have done this, but I saw this kitten & couldn’t help myself. I know he can’t replace Midnight, but if you don’t want him, I’ll keep him. His name is Stay Awhile,” I said.

“Stay Awhile? What a silly, delightful name!” She kissed the kitten’s nose. “Of course I’ll keep him. I couldn’t bear one night not having a cat in the house.”

“We should probably-you know-bury Midnight now,” Denise said.

We solemnly dug a grave in the garden & gently placed the box in, covered it up & placed the flowers & little wooden cross into the earth.

Suddenly, a cat leaped over the fence & landed at our feet.

“MIDNIGHT!” we all screamed. Molly grabbed the black cat & lifted him up. “It’s Midnight!” She burst into tears of joy.

“Molly, didn’t you look into the box the neighbor gave you?”
Molly replied, “No, I couldn’t stand to see Midnight dead!” We all laughed hysterically. Some poor stray cat just had a 1st class funeral!

I was thrilled I could keep the kitten! A day that started with tears ended in laughter, thanks to a cat who came to his own funeral & a kitten named Stay Awhile. I bought Stay Awhile to help heal Molly’s broken heart, but instead he healed mine!
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05/22/2013 11:02.20 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 21
Top Reasons To Keep Cats Indoors – Part 2 (from cats.about.com)
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Next to declawing, the indoor-outdoor question is probably one of the hottest topics for debate, with both sides polarized to their own views. For those holdouts for letting cats roam free, consider more top reasons to keep cats indoors.

• Indoor Cats Do Not Get Hit by Cars. According to one source, more cats are killed by cars annually than are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters.

• Indoor Cats Are not a Danger to Wildlife. Let's face it; cats are predators, & left to their own devices outdoors, will eventually chase & kill birds, rabbits, & other small wildlife. Most of us would rather not see our cats cast in a killer role, & keeping them indoors will help protect wildlife to some degree.

• Indoor Cats Don't Get Lost. As outdoor cats widen their outdoor territories, they may become lost long enough to be "rescued" by other cat lovers, legitimate rescue groups, or picked up by animal control as strays. Statistics show that of "owned" cats turned in to shelters, only three percent are eventually relocated with their owners. Collars can break, & even microchips do not guarantee a cat will not be adopted & kept as an indoor cat by someone else. Why take the chance?

• Indoor Cats Are Not Stolen. “Bunchers” are people who sell cats to laboratories for animal experimentation or research. Their prime source of cats is on the street. Even a cat sitting on his front lawn is fair game for a buncher. Other people pick up cats for use as "bait" for training fighting dogs. Both categories of cat-knappers are the lowest of the low, but they are out there.

• Rarely mentioned, but equally serious, is the possibility of skin cancer from over-exposure to the sun. White & other light-colored cats can develop squamous cell carcinoma, a serious, painful disease.

I don't believe in wholesale statements beginning with, "If you love your cat, you'll do this & that for them." We humans feel different degrees of love for our cats & express our love in different ways. My stance on the indoor-outdoor issue is not "proof" one way or another of loving my cat more than the next guy, nor did my previous belief that cats deserve to be outdoors label me as a "bad" cat owner.

However, I do believe in personal responsibility for our decisions, & ultimately, our decisions may cost us the loss of a very good friend & family member. It's a matter of weighing the benefits against the risks, & being willing to suffer the consequences of our decisions.
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05/21/2013 12:15.35 PM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 20
Top Reasons To Keep Cats Indoors – Part 1 (from cats.about.com)
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Many cat lovers are now savvy that indoor cats are safer cats, while others still think that cats deserve freedom to run in the great outdoors. When humans domesticated cats, we took on the responsibility for their health & welfare. Part of that responsibility is to keep cats safe & in good health. For those holdouts for letting cats roam free, consider these top reasons to keep cats indoors.

• To Monitor Your Cat’s Urinary Tract/Bowel Health. With an outdoor cat, pet owners are unable to monitor painful attempts to urinate or poop. The first, a red flag warning for UTI or urinary tract blockage; the second, a red flag for constipation, bowel blockage or mega-colon.

• Indoor Cats Are Safe From Predators & Dog Packs. Outdoor cats are below predators in the food chain, & they are sitting ducks for owls, raptors, coyotes, & native big cats. Dogs running in packs will consider a cat fair game; even one large dog can easily overpower & kill a cat. Remember that some dogs are also bred to attack; they are not really to blame when their instinct takes over. Even with a full set of fangs & claws, the cat rarely has a chance when caught outside.

• Indoor Cats Don't Create Neighbor Problems. Even "well-bred" cats will venture into neighbors' yards when allowed to roam free. People who don't like cats will not tolerate cats using their gardens as litter boxes, & will sometimes resort to extreme measures to keep the cats out.

• Indoor Cats Rarely Get Abscesses From Fighting. Cats are very territorial & will defend their territory to the death, if challenged by another cat. At the very least, these territorial battles often result in abscessed wounds, which can be deadly if not treated in time. There's also the chance, of course, of cats contracting FIV from deep bite wounds.

• Indoor Cats Are Safe From Human Abuse. Freely-roaming cats are easy targets for gangs of youths with time on their hands, for cat-haters, who seek cats out for target practice, & for neighbors who would think nothing of killing a cat for trespassing on their property. Although animal protection laws are beefing up, prosecution will never bring a loved cat back to life.

• Indoor Cats Can Get Plenty of Exercise. Cats do get exercise, but they can get it safely with interactive toys, climbing towers, scratching posts, & other indoor toys; all much safer than running from dogs or fighting with other cats. Remember also that there are safe compromises for the outdoor experience.
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05/20/2013 10:17.53 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 19
6 TAX DEDUCTIONS YOUR CATS CAN CLAIM FOR NEXT YEAR - (from catster.com)
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Cats love to take advantage of anything that might work in their favor. What if they could file taxes and claim deductions? You better believe they'd be all over that. What exactly would they claim? We've got some ideas.

1. Therapy deduction -
Cats should be able to claim monies paid for any therapy occurring as a result of having to wear silly outfits. The deductions would substantially increase for those felines whose shame is shared via social media outlets. In case of an audit, they must save all receipts and screenshots of photos shared online.

2. Energy-savings deduction -
Masters at conserving energy, cats would get to reap the benefits of helping save the planet. They'd log their sleep hours and, using a specialized formula, claim accordingly. There would also be a unique tax credit for cats who log a certain number of hours while lying in a sun puddle. It would be called the Solar Cat Tax Credit.

3. Charitable donations deduction -
Kitties are excellent gift givers. They drop toys into our empty shoes, leave expired creatures at the back door, and greet our bare morning feet with cold piles of vomity hairballs. It's about time they received credit for those charitable donations!

4. Casualty deduction -
Unfortunately, cats must deal with a multitude of casualties each year, primarily lost toys. Balls are batted under the refrigerator, cloth mice are drowned in the water bowl, and feathered birdies are ripped to shreds. Mourning the loss of vanished toys is tough, but the load can feel a lot lighter when they can write those losses off and experience true closure.

5. Entertainment deduction -
It takes a lot of energy to entertain humans. Cats subject themselves to a fair amount of embarrassment in order to please the human with the can opener. As a way to help them feel their hours of performing for humans are not in vain, an entertainment deduction would be available to kitties.

6. Paid interest deduction -
Sometimes cats just want to sleep, birdwatch, or curl up and stare at a bug on the screen door. However, humans may have other ideas: "Kitty, kitty! Come sit on my lap!" The human is the bringer of the food, and so cats sometimes placate her whims. They really should receive credit for showing interest when really they'd rather flick their tail and go back to sleep. And most times, they do just that -- some deductions just aren't worth it.
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05/19/2013 11:23.51 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 18
Heaven Is...
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A man was riding his horse down a road, cat in his arms & his dog by their side. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, & that his horse, cat & dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stonewall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, was a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. Standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch, made from mother of pearl, & the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He nudged the horse toward the gate, & as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk. Once close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.
"Of course, sir. Come right in, & I'll have some ice water brought right up."

The man gestured, & the gate began to open. "Can my furiends," gesturing downward towards his horse, cat & dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked. "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept animals."

The man thought a moment & then turned his horse & dog back toward the road, cat in his arms & continued the way he had been going. At the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree & reading a book. "Excuse me!" he called to the reader. "Do you have any water?"

"Sure, there's a pump over there" The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."
"How about my furiends here?" the traveler asked.
"There should be a bowl & a bucket by the pump."

They went through the gate, & sure enough, there was an old hand pump with a bowl & a bucket beside it. The traveler filled the bowl & took a long drink himself, then gave some to his cat & dog while he filled the bucket for his horse. When they all were satisfied, he led his furiends back toward the man who was standing by the tree waiting for them.
"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
"This is heaven," was the answer.
"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was heaven, too."
"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street & pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."
"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen out the folks who’d leave their best furiends behind."
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05/18/2013 10:40.49 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 17
Peas in a Pod - by Sue Young
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I’ll never be sure if it was wisdom or folly that struck that day, but I would think a little of both. We had been happily living with one cat for a couple of years, a fairly large black-&-white English Shorthair named Smedley. It was time for his annual exam & shots, so off we went to our local veterinarian’s office, puss in hand, or actually wrapped like up like an Egyptian mummy to save us from his dreaded claws.

“Ah!” Doc Pete said, with a twinkle in his eyes. “I’m glad you dropped in. I have a kitten out back that needs a home & I thought of you!”

Before I could stop him, his assistant brought out the tiniest marmalade tabby, weighing just over a pound, with a cast on his left front leg. He put him in my arms, looked up at me & said, “So what do you think?”

They say a sucker is born every minute & that was my minute. We took one look at the poor little thing & then at each other & we were done for. We found out that someone had broken his leg & tried to drown him in the nearest canal. A Good Samaritan had rescued him & brought him to the vet’s office.

“How will they get along?” I asked. “How do we go about introducing them to each other?”
“Oh, that’s no problem,” he said. “You just put him in a carrier, take him home, leave the carrier open & let Smedley think he is rescuing the kitten.”

Well, it sounded good. As per instruction, once we got home, we left the kitten in the carrier in the middle of the room. Then we sat back to watch. Smedley circled the box & growled deeper than I had ever heard him before. The kitten mewed plaintively while sticking a paw out of the holes in the side of the carrier. After about an hour, we decided to open the top of the carrier a little wider. Smedley walked up to the top, looked inside & was rewarded by a lightning strike from a small orange paw.

That was the last we saw of him that evening. I was convinced that the next morning would find us back at the vet’s office returning the little tyke. However, the next morning, we were in for a surprise. As I got up to put on the coffee, I saw the two of them curled up together on the sofa as if they were one cat with two smiling faces. From then on, Smedley watched over the little one as if he had given birth to him, and they went everywhere together.

Doc Pete was right!
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05/17/2013 10:03.20 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 16
The Taste Sense Of Cats - (from PetSpeak)
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Cats are blessed with a keen sense of smell. So while humans can smell broiled lobster, a cat can smell something like “broiled Maine lobster shipped in brine.” Despite their incredible sensitivity to smell, cats aren’t too concerned about taste. Of all their senses, taste is probably the least important to cats. Humans seek culinary perfection, but cats are mainly interested in whether the stuff they’re about to eat is nutritious or dangerous.

Cats tend to be more picky than dogs. One reason for this is that they’re carnivores, and spoiled meat is best left behind for scavengers. Another reason is that they’re, well, cats, and cats are generally more particular about life than dogs. Because they care more about what they put into their mouths, it’s tougher to slip them day-old food or extras like medicine.

Cats do seem to have one blind spot when it comes to taste: They have a very limited ability to identify sweets. While most animals prefer food with sucrose in it, cats don’t seem to notice it. In fact, researchers found that cats could not tell the difference between sugar water and plain water, even when the sugar level was so high that it was potentially dangerous.

Although flavor isn’t the most important thing to cats, food certainly is. It gives them a sense of comfort and well-being even as it satisfies their appetites. And it can be a powerful tool for communication as well. If you give a pet food he really likes, you’ll get his attention in a hurry.

Cats are creatures of habit, which means they’re most comfortable when they’re in familiar surroundings, with familiar people and familiar tastes. Just because people want to try different foods all the time doesn’t mean cats do too.

It’s fine to change foods periodically. Cats may get bored with the same food after a few months and will crave a new flavor. Let them have it. But make the change slowly by mixing some of the new food in with the old food for a few days. This will prevent diarrhea or other digestive problems that may occur when pets suddenly start eating something new.

THE ABILITY TO TASTE: The reason dogs and cats snack out of the trash can with the same gusto that they have for cleaning out their food bowls is that the food we throw out often has appealing flavor & aromas. There’s a significant difference in the number of tastebuds between pets & people. Here’s the comparison:

PEOPLE: 10,000 tastebuds | DOGS: 1,500-2,000 tastebuds | CATS: 473 tastebuds
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05/16/2013 12:55.05 PM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 15
CAT FUNNIES :) - Volume 1
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A Cat Heaven -
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One day a cat dies of natural causes and goes to Heaven. There he meets the Lord himself. The Lord says to the cat, "You lived a good life and if there is any way I can make your stay in Heaven more comfortable, please let Me know."

The cat thinks for a moment and says, "Lord, all my life I have lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard wooden floor." The Lord stops the cat and says, "Say no more," and a wonderful fluffy pillow appears.

A few days later six mice are killed in a tragic farming accident and go to Heaven. Again the Lord is there to greet them with the same offer. The mice answer, "All of our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. Running, running, running; we're tired of running. Do you think we could have roller skates so we don't have to run anymore?" The Lord says, "Say no more," and fits each mouse with beautiful new roller skates.

About a week later the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds him in a deep sleep on the pillow. The Lord gently wakes the cat and asks him, "How are things since you arrived?"

The cat stretches and yawns and replies, "It is wonderful here. Better than I could have ever expected. And those Meals on Wheels you've been sending by are theeeeeeee best!!!"

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A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments, tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead. The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion.

The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows.

The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead, too."

The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$350."

"$350 to tell me my dog is dead?!" exclaims the man.

"Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $300 was for the cat scan."
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05/15/2013 11:01.52 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 14
Ugly the Cat – author unknown
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Everyone in the apartment complex I lived in knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and shall we say, love.

The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on Ugly. He had only one eye, he was missing an ear and his left foot appeared to have been badly broken at one time, healing at an irregular angle. His tail was gone, leaving a small stub & he was covered with scabs. Humans reacted when they saw him with, “That’s one UGLY cat!”

All the children were warned not to touch him, the adults threw rocks at him, hosed him down when he tried to come in their homes, or shut his paws in the door when he would not leave. Ugly always had the same reaction. If you turned the hose on him, he would stand there, getting soaked until you gave up and quit. If you threw things at him, he would curl his lanky body around feet in forgiveness. If you ever picked him up he would immediately begin suckling on your shirt, earrings, whatever he could find.

One day Ugly shared his love with the neighbor’s huskies. They did not respond kindly, and Ugly was badly mauled. From my home I could hear his screams, and I tried to rush to his aid. By the time I got to where he was laying, it was apparent Ugly's sad life was almost at an end.

As I picked him up to carry him home, I could hear him wheezing and gasping. I must be hurting him terribly I thought. Then I felt a familiar tugging, sucking sensation on my ear- Ugly, in so much pain & suffering was trying to suckle my ear. I pulled him closer to me and he bumped the palm of my hand with his head. Then he turned his one golden eye towards me, and I could hear the distinct sound of purring. Even in the greatest pain, that ugly battled-scarred cat was asking only for a little affection, perhaps some compassion.

At that moment I thought Ugly was the most beautiful, loving creature I had ever seen. Ugly just looked up at me, completely trusting in me to relieve his pain.

Ugly died, nestled in my arms. I sat and held him for a long time afterwards, thinking about how one scarred, deformed little stray, could so alter my opinion about what it means to have true pureness of spirit, to love so totally and truly.

Many people want to be richer, more successful, well liked, beautiful; but for me, I will always try to be Ugly.
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05/14/2013 10:57.32 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 13
CATS IN THE MEWS –
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ITALIAN CAT BRINGS GIFTS TO HIS LATE MASTER'S TOMB –
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ROME - The story of a cat who visits his master's tomb and brings him little presents on an almost daily basis a year after the man's death has moved the inhabitants of a village in central Italy.

"He brings little twigs, leaves, toothpicks, plastic cups. A bit of everything really," Renzo Iozzelli's widow Ada told AFP from Montagnana, a mountain village near Florence.

"Sometimes he comes with me and sometimes he goes on his own. The whole town knows about him now!"

Toldo the cat -- a grey-and-white three-year-old tomcat -- followed Iozzelli's funeral procession last year and has continued going to the cemetery ever since, a habit usually ascribed to dogs.

"He loved my husband. It was something else! Now it's just me, my daughter and my son-in-law and he's very affectionate with us too," she said.

Ada said the journey to and from the cemetery each day had tired Toldo out in the cold winter weather.

"He's not going out so much these days. He's caught a bit of bronchitis so he's sleeping next to me."
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BRASILIA - A cat trained by prisoners to deliver cell phones and tools to dig tunnels was caught at a jail in northeastern Brazil after sneaking in with forbidden items strapped to its body.

"An agent saw the cat and went to look at it closely because something about it seemed wrong," Marcelo Avelino, the head of the prison guards' union, told the O Globo newspaper.

The agent found a bag tied to the animal's body filled with saw blades and drill parts for concrete drilling and digging tunnels, along with a cell phone complete with battery and charger, Avelino added.

The cat had often been seen coming in and out of the Alagoas jail.

Prison officer Luiz de Oliveira Souza told the G1 news website that prisoners had raised the cat and that relatives would often take it home after a prison visit.

"We were very surprised by this new tactic of prisoners, who trained the animal so that it returned to the prison and even managed to carry materials,” the agent added.
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05/13/2013 09:45.16 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 12 ♥
Feline Wisdom: A Mother’s Day Letter From My Cats - by Angie Bailey
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Dear Meow-my,

Today is Mother’s Day, and because we love and care about you, we have a few points we’d like you to consider:

1. You’re perfect just the way you are. Sometimes we see you worry about silly things and we think you should worry less and nap more. It works for us. And we’ll even nap with you – what a deal!

2. We love it when you let us sleep in your chair. Even when you need to sit there, you never move us – you just balance your butt on the very edge of the chair so you don’t disturb us. You are kind…and well-trained.

3. We know you want to develop a consistent yoga routine and we think that’s a great idea. Stretching feels fantastic and we just want you to know we’re here to help you. You know how we are – the minute you sit on the floor, we climb all over you. Sometimes this annoys you, but we are only trying to help you master the poses. You’re welcome.

4. We also think you should read more books. We notice you look more relaxed when you read, and we like that. Additionally, you reading a book means we’re charged with rubbing our faces all over it and lying on top of it, forcing you to eventually stop reading and pay lots and lots of attention to us. So please read, relax, but focus most of your energy on us.

5. We have a relaxation tip for you: Have you tried napping on a pile of warm laundry? It’s just the best! Try a load of towels – you’ll never go back.

6. Don’t feel guilty about eating a treat now and again. In fact, get really excited about it! You see us, right? Do you notice how we race around the kitchen and cheer when you show us the treat jar? You need to do some racing and cheering over cupcakes. We’ll grab the camera.

7. We love it when you play with us! We think sometimes you should close that computer-thingy and play more often – and not just with us! Take a walk, go swimming or meet friends for tea. And sometimes, we want to be your only laptop.

Hopefully you will find our suggestions helpful. We kitties are smart and know how to live happy and balanced lives and we want that for you, too! Thank you for everything you do for us. We don’t even mind a camera in our faces now and again – we know that makes you happy. Not to create more work for you, but we would like to suggest that you do a few more loads of laundry each week. What? You read #5, right?

Happy Mother’s Day! Love, your Furbabies
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05/12/2013 08:24.50 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 11
CATS’ WHISKERS –
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If you were to put your cat in a darkened maze, she’d confidently stroll all the way through without knocking into the sides or bumping into the wall. Cover her eyes, and she’d still be able to locate a mouse in the field. Even if you covered her ears and nose as well as her eyes and then tried to sneak up on her, she’d probably be aware of you before you got close.

Are cats psychic? Lots of people think so. But scientists have found that cats’ rather astonishing powers of perception are due less to mental wizardry than to the wonders of the whiskers. (No, not me silly!)

Cats use their whiskers constantly. The whiskers act almost like sonar, telling cats how close they are to objects around them. Cats also use their whiskers to communicate. Depending on the position, whiskers tell other cats when to stay away and when to approach.

When you look at cats head-on, you’ll get a pretty good view of their intricate whisker systems. You’ll see a vast collection of long hairs sprouting from their eyes, at the base of their ears, along their cheeks, and under their chins. Some whiskers are specialized, and each set does a different job.

In a very real sense, whiskers are like several extra sets of eyes. They allow cats to see the world in greater detail. In fact, cats who lose their sight may develop whiskers that are longer and thicker than usual.

Because the whiskers have a hot line to the brain, they provide unique insights into your pet’s moods and actions. You can tell when she is contented, irritated, or ready to play. Cats will often broadcast what their next behavior will be with movement of their whiskers.

Whiskers straight out to the sides: This means nothing is stimulating their curiosity or distracting them. They’re happy and content.

Whiskers flattened: When the whiskers shoot straight back from the nose and lie flattened against the cheeks, your cat is afraid of something.

Whiskers fanning and swiveling: Cats who are curious use their whiskers almost like antennae.

Whiskers spread out and angled forward: When a cat points her whiskers straight out in front of her face, watch out. She is putting her sensors ahead of her to feel what she is going to bite.

Because the whiskers are so sensitive, petting or stroking them is the equivalent of shouting in your cat’s ear. It’s a good idea to let children know not to pull on a cat’s whiskers.
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05/11/2013 10:20.07 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 10
Baby Socks – by Bonita Chambers
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The gray tuxedo kitten decided he would live with us after his feral mother was hit by a car and died. His tiny feet looked like little white socks so we named him Baby Socks. We fed him and talked to him until he finally trusted us enough to pet him and pick him up. We took him to the vet for shots and neutering. Even still, he was not an inside cat. He wanted to patrol his own domain outside. However, when I would sit outside, he would jump into my lap, his white feet kneading my legs.

We were also owned by a 10 lb Yorkie named Sugar. Baby Socks got used to her using ‘his’ backyard. They formed a truce where she didn’t chase him and he didn’t hiss at her. Baby Socks grew to weigh 20 lbs., twice the size of the dog.

At the same time, Sugar grew older. By age 16, she had cataracts in both eyes. Due to age and numerous health problems, Sugar went blind. Despite her blindness she knew how to navigate the rooms in the house, and we left the furniture in place so she wouldn’t get confused or hurt.

We did worry about her going out in the yard. A slope ran down to a creek where snakes or raccoons could harm her. We took her on trips to the bathroom and made sure she was able to follow our voice back to the door.

Eventually Sugar lost her hearing. We had to watch her every move when she was outside and pick her up to bring her back inside.

It wasn’t long before we noticed Baby Socks was following Sugar whenever she was in the yard. If she got too close to the slope, he got in front of her and nudged her in the right direction, safely to the door. He became her self-appointed “seeing-eye cat”! Sugar died when she was 17. Baby Socks seemed to know she was gone, but he watched whenever we opened the back door, just in case.

He still patrols the yard. I tell him what a good cat he is and maybe we might get another dog someday. He doesn’t seem impressed. If that day comes, I’m sure Baby Socks will once more work out a truce, and a friendship, with whatever new canine enters his domain.
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05/10/2013 10:17.49 AM Report This Comment
A Word With Whiskers – May 09
How Cats Love – Part 2 (from cats.about.com)
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Here are more ways that cats express their undying affection for us:

8. Cats Love with Kneading. Kneading behaviors—front paw treading on soft surfaces—hearken back to kittenhood. Kitten paws knead against the mother cat’s breasts to induce milk to be released. Adult cats continue the behavior when they’re feeling most relaxed and content and loved, and that’s often when being petted on the owner’s lap. Kneading is an obvious expression of adoration.

9. Cats Love with Playing. Kittens play out of pure enjoyment, and many never outgrow playtime. Some cats may actually control the interaction of petting by moving just out of reach—so YOU must go to THEM. Their most favorite playmate typically is a trusted, beloved companion.

10. Cats Love with Sleeping. As sleep champs, felines typically sleep up to 16 hours a day. Because they are most vulnerable during sleep, the place your cat chooses to snooze must be a secure and trusted location. There is no greater loving compliment than a cat choosing your lap for a favorite sleep spot.

11. Cats Love with their Eyes. A kitty’s eyes are proportionately very large—if human’s eyes were the same proportion, our eyes would be eight inches across! As such, cat eyes are important assets for survival, yet extremely vulnerable. Cats that place their faces and wide-open eyes near a human express great trust and love. A slow “eye blink” from across the room is considered a cat kiss.

12. Cats Love with their Butts. This is another “back handed compliment” that cats offer to only their most trusted, beloved people. Because kitties identify each other by scent, butt-sniffing is the equivalent to a very personal hand shake. When your cat jumps on your lap and presents her tail in your face, the invitation is obvious—not that you need to sniff!

13. Cats Love with their Tails. In a similar fashion, the “elevator butt” pose invites you to give special attention. Simply scratch her above the tail. Cats also signal their love when they approach you with the tail held straight up, and the end slightly tipped over. Kittens use this to greet their mother—and adult cats continue to treat their favorite humans like a beloved mom, with tails flagged high in respect.

14. Cats Love with Meowing. Cats rarely meow at other cats. Kitty uses these vocalizations specifically to interact with her people. Do you make a point to talk with those you dislike? Neither do cats! Even when kitty pesters you with lots of meows, she’s interacting with you out of love.
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