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Shakira

About Me

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Hi! My name is Shakira

I am a Bengal from Waterloo, ON

Nicknames: baby

Age: 9 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: will go for walks on a leash

My favorite tricks and treats are: rolls over for treats, goes through a hoop and fresh fish,sardines

Where I hang out: my owners bed

My favorite grubs: soft food

My pet peeves: when my owners don;t get up early enough to feed me and give me attention

What I love about my owners: I have the run of the house,sleep with them at night, just pretty much spoiled.

My cat hobbies: play fetch,go in the shower

Pet motto: I'm the dominant one around here and don't you forget it !!!

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We picked her out of a litter from a breeder.

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I've had 54894 friends visit me.

I'm the 41,147th member on CatChannel.com.

7,111 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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The cat world is at King STEVE's command
All hail King STEVE !!! No better way to end the year than with STEVE as our King. December, the start of his reign.
Visit King Steve @ 206575

Cat CHANNEL, Cat CHANNEL
My land and my home
No more will I wander
No more will I roam.

For here we are safe
From dangers and harms
We've food in abundance
And beautiful palms

King STEVE and Queen
Take care of our needs
And so three meows
For all their good deeds
MEOW, MEOW, MEOW!

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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe
CAT ISLAND: The Beginning by Helen Nyman
http://kids.cfa.org/catisland.html

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

12/01/2012 07:39.58 PM Report This Comment
Observing the heavens
The Leonids generally begin on November 13 and end on November 21, with maximum generally occurring during the night of Novemer 17/18. Observers are generally treated to displays of about 10 meteors per hour on the night of maximum. About every 33 years, the Leonids enter a phase of enhanced activity. During these periods, rates can amount to hundreds and even thousands of meteors per hour.

"Leonids Over Us" by Marge Piercy

The sky is streaked with them
burning hole in black space --
like fireworks, someone says
all friendly in the dark chill
of Newcomb Hollow in November,
friends known only by voices.

We lie on the cold sand and it
embraces us, this beach
where locals never go in summer
and boast of their absence. Now
we lie eyes open to the flowers
of white ice that blaze over us

and seem to imprint directly
on our brains. I feel the earth,
rolling beneath as we face out
into the endlessness we usually
ignore. Past the evanscent
meteors, infinity pulls hard.
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe's endless starry sky
earthsky.org/tonight/moonless-nights-for
-november-leonid-meteors-in-2012

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

11/09/2012 06:01.23 PM Report This Comment
I SHAKIRA!
HI!!!!!! Where ya been... let me knw, your invited to savannahs reception she married clay!! in los vegas!! wild boy!!

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

10/20/2012 04:25.23 PM Report This Comment
SHAKIRA,, hi............
Hey,, shakira, where is zola,,,,,,,, i wanna sing love songs to her, tonight is the night!! Dinner is on,, low candles burning,. just for zola, pass it on if you see her,, ok!! THANKS,,,,,,, i hope all is well, i,m doing great, i even love my raw diet,, it madde me sooo,beautiful!! soft,,,,,,,,,,,, as ever!! Gotta go get my dinner ready for
zolaaaaaaaaaa,,,,,,,,,,,,,MY LOVE!!!!!!!!

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

10/11/2012 06:14.13 PM Report This Comment
SHAKIRA HI!!
HI,, its savannah!! I.,m back for now have a great day!! You still look so beautiful!! I go ourside & love it!! plus i eat a raw diet it made me so shinny & so,, soft!! SEE U SOON, SAVANNAH!!!

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

10/07/2012 03:07.49 PM Report This Comment
I'm Back (Again)
Hey Shakira and Zola! It's me, Sylvester. We're back again, hopefully for awhile now. Mom's had some kind of big tests lately in school, so since things are winding down, we should be able to get on CC more. Since I've been gone, two little kittens have joined our family as of today. They're running around, playing, meowing, and just getting into stuff. Their names are Tucker and Tobi, and they'll be getting their own profiles soon. We got them from a relative.
Leaving a vote,
Sylvester

Come visit me, Sylvester & Tobi.

04/15/2012 01:58.32 PM Report This Comment
~*~Cat Monopoly~*~
We're sending you a game - Cat Monopoly - to get your minds off any troubles and have alittle Wednesday fun! Every time you pass GO you collect treats, which are in the wrapped boxes! And oh, we popped some catnip pop corn and sent it along in a nice Spring colored tin can. BTW - We figured out what else was inside the bag that held our Monday Chinese dinner - Hot and Sour Soup - too spicy for us but Mom loved it! Enjoy and have fun!

We miss you!!! Hope all is OK!

*¨¨* With Kitty Wishes and Warm Springtime ((Hugs))
Fuzzworthy and the FF5

Come visit me, -:¦:- K. Fuzzworthy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Ginger -:¦:-, FF5 Avatars, -:¦:- Tuffy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Dusty -:¦:- & -:¦:- Lady Laci -:¦:-.

04/10/2012 09:19.04 PM Report This Comment
Longfellow's Day of Sunshine ... Happy Smiles
A Day Of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"O gift of God! O perfect day:
Whereon shall no man work, but play;
Whereon it is enough for me,
Not to be doing, but to be!

Through every fibre of my brain,
Through every nerve, through every vein,
I feel the electric thrill, the touch
Of life, that seems almost too much.

I hear the wind among the trees
Playing celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.

And over me unrolls on high
The splendid scenery of the sky,
Where though a sapphire sea the sun
Sails like a golden galleon,

Towards yonder cloud-land in the West,
Towards yonder Islands of the Blest,
Whose steep sierra far uplifts
Its craggy summits white with drifts.

Blow, winds! and waft through all the rooms
The snow-flakes of the cherry-blooms!
Blow, winds! and bend within my reach
The fiery blossoms of the peach!

O Life and Love! O happy throng
Of thoughts, whose only speech is song!
O heart of man! canst thou not be
Blithe as the air is, and as free?"

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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe's Happy Sunshine VOTE

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

04/10/2012 07:23.03 PM Report This Comment
Hi Shakira & Zola
I was just thinking of you and hoping all is ok.
purrs Clay

Come visit me, Sir Clay Married to my Love Savannah, Prince Dusty married to Q Sabrina Anne, Ronnie**Tiger**Sunny- "Trouble" The Orange Crew, K Sparky 08/11 ♥ Misty RIP MY BFF Rhuby, Destiny** Married to Finster***, Rusty Thanks for my COTD, Trampy Married my Kiska & CoCo 2nd COTD 3/25/14.

04/01/2012 06:50.13 PM Report This Comment
.~:*:~.Autumn Is Here!!.~:*:~.
Good evening dear Shakira & Zola! ♥
We miss you much, friends. We hope you´re doing well.
You would not believe how cold it´s outside. Mom says our weather is crazy. We were just having +80F last week and now we´re having +50F. We´ve been staying inside napping close to the heater.
The gray cat comes to our back yard almost everyday and he eats the food our parents leave for them there. They have tried to get close to him but he seems to be scared and jumps over the wall when he sees them coming.
There are many cats in the neighborhood. Mom knows some of them and she knows where they live.
The people who live around the corner have a new kitten.
Mommy says she´s super cute and that she looks like our Sally. We haven´t met her yet although she has a tuxedo brother who walks in our roof sometimes. (Tee-hee!)
Our parents are looking forward to the weekend. They´ll be off work on Monday as we have a national holiday in our country. They will celebrate their 11st anniversary together on that day too.
I send you a huge bunch of sandpaper kisses along with a box of catnip lollipops for you.
With lots of love,
from your friends always,
Simba & all the kitties from Buenos Aires!!

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola - VOTE MIMI COTM! & Willow & Charlie.

03/29/2012 05:53.22 PM Report This Comment
Hello Shakira
I know it has been well over a year since you have heard from me (amazing how the time flies when one is having fun), but I just dropped in to say hello and leave you a vote.

Come visit me, Dongato & Dimitri.

03/23/2012 03:57.50 PM Report This Comment
-:¦:-•:*Living with Cats*:•-:¦:-
Companions in fur coats doing what they wish.
One moment they're cute and lovely and the next, aloof and snobbish.

When you want to play, they have other things to do.
For playtime, you see, is not up to you!

A cat will watch you, stare at you causing you to
wonder what she knows.

You can take nothing for granted.
Cats keep you on your toes.

Miss you - hope all is OK.

**Chase a ping-pong ball around the bathtub tonight - really late!
That's living with a cat! MOL
Ginger and the FF4

Come visit me, -:¦:- K. Fuzzworthy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Ginger -:¦:-, FF5 Avatars, -:¦:- Tuffy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Dusty -:¦:- & -:¦:- Lady Laci -:¦:-.

02/29/2012 07:29.22 PM Report This Comment
Hi Shakira
We miss you so much. Hope you are doing ok. Hope you will paw by some time.Hugs & a tuna vote. Sheba & Brina

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

02/15/2012 06:23.15 AM Report This Comment
For day 14, Valentine's Day ...
... read about two popular and lovable creatures, the Koala and the Giant Panda. Enjoy their stories and then see their pictures at the bottom of my page.

Koala

Though often called the koala "bear," this cuddly animal is not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about six months. When the infant emerges, it rides on its mother's back or clings to her belly, accompanying her everywhere until it is about a year old.

Koalas live in eastern Australia, where the eucalyptus trees they love are most plentiful. In fact, they rarely leave these trees, and their sharp claws and opposable digits easily keep them aloft. During the day they doze, tucked into forks or nooks in the trees, sleeping for up to 18 hours.

When not asleep a koala feeds on eucalyptus leaves, especially at night. Koalas do not drink much water and they get most of their moisture from these leaves. Each animal eats a tremendous amount for its size—about two and a half pounds (one kilogram) of leaves a day. Koalas even store snacks of leaves in pouches in their cheeks.

A special digestive system—a long gut—allows koalas to break down the tough eucalyptus leaves and remain unharmed by their poison. Koalas eat so many of these leaves that they take on a distinctive odor from their oil, reminiscent of cough drops.

These plump, fuzzy mammals were widely hunted during the 1920s and 1930s, and their populations plunged. Helped by reintroduction, they have reappeared over much of their former range, but their populations are smaller and scattered. Koalas need a lot of space—about a hundred trees per animal—a pressing problem as Australia's woodlands continue to shrink.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/14/2012 10:50.56 AM Report This Comment
Second Valentine Animal ...
Giant Panda

The giant panda has an insatiable appetite for bamboo. A typical animal eats half the day—a full 12 out of every 24 hours. It takes 28 pounds (12.5 kilograms) of bamboo to satisfy a giant panda's daily dietary needs, and it hungrily plucks the stalks with elongated wrist bones that function rather like thumbs. Pandas will sometimes eat birds or rodents as well.

Wild pandas live only in remote, mountainous regions in central China. These high bamboo forests are cool and wet—just as pandas like it. They may climb as high as 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) to feed on higher slopes in the summer season.

Pandas are often seen eating in a relaxed sitting posture, with their hind legs stretched out before them. They may appear sedentary, but they are skilled tree-climbers and efficient swimmers.

Giant pandas are solitary. They have a highly developed sense of smell that males use to avoid each other and to find females for mating in the spring. After a five-month pregnancy, females give birth. The blind infants weigh only 5 ounces (142 grams) at birth and cannot crawl until they reach three months of age. They are born white, and develop their much loved coloring later.

There are only about 1,000 giant pandas left in the wild. Perhaps 100 pandas live in zoos, where they are always among the most popular attractions. Much of what we know about pandas comes from study of these zoo animals, because their wild cousins are so rare and elusive.

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Congratulations to today’s COTD Vika #211366.
Visit QUEEN PAPPOOSE at #10366.
Happy birthday to ANGEL TUXIE #41929, HEIDI DOT #111060, & EMMA #134119.
Angel Crossing Remembrances - Angel Lanci #196866 2/14/96

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/14/2012 10:50.44 AM Report This Comment
Day #13 of my campaign ...
Was your weekend filled with loved ones and lots of naps? Sure hope it was. Mom worked; that’s why my blogs on weekends are posted on the CMR page #46883 so head there each Saturday and Sunday. Gotta give the woman a break some time. It’s time to meet another amazing creature … here are

Przewalski’s Horses

Their dun-colored coat may help them blend quietly into the landscape, but their stand-out nature is as tempestuous as the winds of the Asian steppes. In the western world, they are known as Przewalski’s horses, Equus caballus przewalskii, but to the people of Mongolia, they are, and always have been, takh (TAH-kee), which means “spirited.” It is a fitting name for these strong, swift, and nimble animals – the last true wild horses on Earth.

In prehistoric times, these horses roamed widely over semi-arid, steppe grasslands and wooded areas in Western Europe, central Asia, and China. They were known to humans in these regions but never domesticated. In 1880, it was identified as a distinct equid species.

The Przewalski’s horse is an easily identified animal – it has the legs, torso, neck, and head we recognize as “horse,” but it differs from domesticated horses both on the inside and the outside. Przewalski’s horses have to forelock and a short, erect mane that is shed and regrown each year. Their head is large in proportion to their body, and while their neck is thicker than a domestic horse’s, their legs are relatively shorter. There is a genetic difference, too: Przewalski’s horses have 66 chromosomes in their DNA, but there are only 64 in domestic horses. It is a difference, but it’s such a slight one that interbreeding results in fertile offspring with 65 chromosomes. And while their behaviors are similar – social animals living in hierarchical herds – a major distinction between the two equids comes down to the meaning of one word: wild. Przwalski’s horses are extremely wary of humans.

See a photo of these beautiful creatures at the bottom of my page.

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Congratulations to today’s COTD winner Peyton #79000 who is also celebrating her birthday.

Visit QUEEN PAPPOOSE at #10366 and leave her a vote.

Stop by to vote for VIKA #211366 to be tomorrow’s COTD. What a sweet Valentine gift that will be.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/13/2012 09:38.12 AM Report This Comment
Today is campaign Day 10 ...
The stories for Saturday and Sunday will be posted on the CMR page #46883. Mom has to work this weekend. Pictures of the featured animals will be at the bottom of my page as usual. Be sure to take a look. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all your support and encouragement. You keep me going … or rather, you keep Mom’s fingers going.

Today we will go a little batty!
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Pteropus rodricensis

These bats are found only on the island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean and are a critically endangered species. They have a wingspan of 2-1/2 feet and weigh about 1 pound.

Designed to be lightweight for slight, a bat’s hind legs can’t support it in an upright position – that’s why bats roost upside down, using hooked claws on each foot to grasp a branch.

Bats belong to the order Chiropter, which means “handwing” in Greek. Indeed, a bat’s wings are its hands, made up of four elongated digits between two layers of soft, velvety skin.

The finger bones of bats are very flexible, with cartilage that lacks calcium and other minerals nearer the tips so they can bed without splintering.

The surface of a bat’s wings is equipped with small, sensitive bumps called Merkel cells. Each bump has a tiny hair in the center, allowing the bat to collect information about the air flowing over its wings so it can change the wing’s shape to fly more efficiently.

Fruit bats have excellent senses of sight and smell, which they use to find ripe fruit to eat. Because their food doesn’t fly, they don’t use echolocation to hunt like insect-eating bats do.

Fruit bats use their clawed digits to grasp fruit and bite off pieces with their sharp teeth. They crush the fruit against their hard, ridged palate, swallow the juice, and then spit out the pulp and seeds.

Fruit bats are important to the health of forests. They spread pollen as they move from tree to tree eating flowers, nectar, and fruits, and they drop seeds that help replenish the forest with new plants.

Bats can’t land gracefully – instead, they tend to crash into bushes or trees to sop or latch onto a branch as they pass by. Sometimes these crash landings disturb other bats and cause noisy squabbles.

A picture of this animal is at the bottom of my page.

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Stop by to congratulate today’s COTD Socks #228443.

Visit QUEEN PAPPOOSE at #10366.


Happy adoptiversary to Lia #163487.

Angel Crossing Remembrance CLOUDY #108103 (2/10/2010).

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/10/2012 10:54.24 AM Report This Comment
Day #8 of my campaign ...
Today we return once more to the skies … this time to see something amazing. Meet the:

California Condor

The California condor is the largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet (3 meters) from tip to tip. When in flight, these huge birds glide on air currents to soar as high as a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,600 meters).

Like other vultures, condors are scavengers that feast on the carcasses of large mammals, such as cattle and deer. When a big meal is available, the birds may gorge themselves so much that they must rest for several hours before flying again.

Condors were sacred birds to the Native Americans who lived in the open spaces of western America. Today, they are best known as the subjects of a famous captive breeding program that may save them from extinction.

After decades of decline, condors neared the point of extinction in the late 1970s, when only two or three dozen birds survived. No one is sure exactly what cause or causes contributed most to this decline. Many birds died from poison ingestion and illegal egg collection, and all felt the steady loss of the open lands over which they once soared. Fossil records also show that the birds occupied only a fraction of their former range when Europeans first reached America—perhaps because of the loss of the great prehistoric herds that formerly roamed the continent.

California condors mature and reproduce slowly. They don't breed until they are between six and eight years old, and the female lays only one egg every two years. If that egg is removed, however, she will lay a second or a third. With this in mind, scientists began to collect eggs for captive incubation. They also captured wild birds for captive breeding and, when the wild population dropped below 10 individuals, all of the remaining wild condors were brought into captivity in 1987.

Through the efforts of many organizations and individuals, reintroduction of California condors began in 1992. Today about 127 birds live in the wild. Though they are protected, mortality rates are still high from accidental death. Powerlines are a particular hazard for condors, and they fare better in areas where human population density is low.

A picture of this animal is at the bottom of my page.


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Congratulations to Angel Chloe #22891 on her COTD badge.

Stop by to see QUEEN PAPPOOSE at #10366. She may need some help cleaning up after the two-day party we all enjoyed so very much. Thank you, Pappoose.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/08/2012 10:45.29 AM Report This Comment
HEY SHAKIRA & ZOLA!
WHERE HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN? WE MISS YOU BUNCHES! TODAY IS OUR FULL MOON PAWTY DOWN IN BUENOS AIRES AT Q.LOLA'S HOUSE. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US!! LUVYA MRS.WHISKERS ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, ELMIE ♥ LOVES HIS POUNCER KITTY O'MINE*****, ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE & MAX***VOTE MIMI #184008 COTM OCT.'14*****, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, **ANGEL PAWPAW***THANK YOU FOR MY ACOTD 4-7-14*** & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

02/07/2012 03:02.43 PM Report This Comment
Still on the campaign trail ... Day 6 ...
Yesterday’s featured big cat, the Snow Leopard, proved quite popular and was well-received. Today we learn about yet another favorite “big kitty” …

Cheetah


The cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal. With acceleration that would leave most automobiles in the dust, a cheetah can go from 0 to 60 miles (96 kilometers) an hour in only three seconds. These big cats are quite nimble at high speed and can make quick and sudden turns in pursuit of prey.

Before unleashing their speed, cheetahs use exceptionally keen eyesight to scan their grassland environment for signs of prey—especially antelope and hares. This big cat is a daylight hunter that benefits from stealthy movement and a distinctive spotted coat that allows it to blend easily into high, dry grasses.

When the moment is right a cheetah will sprint after its quarry and attempt to knock it down. Such chases cost the hunter a tremendous amount of energy and are usually over in less than a minute. If successful, the cheetah will often drag its kill to a shady hiding place to protect it from opportunistic animals that sometimes steal a kill before the cheetah can eat. Cheetahs need only drink once every three to four days.

Female cheetahs typically have a litter of three cubs and live with them for one and a half to two years. Young cubs spend their first year learning from their mother and practicing hunting techniques with playful games. Male cheetahs live alone or in small groups, often with their littermates.

Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa. Perhaps only 7,000 to 10,000 of these big cats remain, and those are under pressure as the wide-open grasslands they favor are disappearing at the hands of human settlers.

The cheetah has been tamed for hunting for almost 5000 years.

A picture of this animal is posted at the bottom of my page. Each campaign photo will remain on my page for at least three days. If you somehow did not receive a report on one of these lovely creatures, you can find them on the CMR page #46883. You may need to search back a bit, but … happy hunting. =^..^=

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Congratulations to RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921 on his 6TH COTD

Vote for Isabella #193842 for her first COTD badge.

Happy birthday to JOJO #125369

Visit lovely QUEEN PAPPOOSE at #10366. She is hosting a "ROYAL FEAST" that will last for two days.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/06/2012 01:16.56 PM Report This Comment
Hi Shakira
Furrfriend, I just pawed in to see how you are doing. I know that Kato hasent been on in awhile cause mom Betty isnt feeling well. We have been praying for her, she is such a sweet lady. My mom has skyped with her and Kato. Anyway, I hope that all is well with you and Zola. Have a pawtastic day - warm pawhugs

Come visit me, Gidget luvs Chase - I will miss CC club cat.

02/06/2012 06:02.33 AM Report This Comment
Sunday Super Bowl
Super Bowl gatherings- a day for friends, fun and fantastic quick, tasty appetizers to celebrate the game, win or lose! No fumbles in the kitchen, chill the drinks, tackle the finger food menu, reserve a comfy chair to watch the #1 most watched event of the year in the US.
>*<...~*~...>*<Advice from A RABBIT>*<...~*~...>*<
Be a good listener ........Eat plenty of greens
Let your dreams multiply ............Hop to it!
Know when to be still ........Spend time in nature
Don't worry, be hoppy!
Idioms: Pull a rabbit out of the hat

>*<...~*~...>*<Advice from a RACCOON>*<. ..~~...>*<
Unmask your talents ........Climb to new heights
Look both ways before you cross the road
Avoid junk food ......................Be curious
Always wash your hands .....Enjoy the night life!
Referred to as the "masked bandit"
The raccoon gets its name from the Algonquin word arakun which means "one who scratches with his hands."

>*<...~*~...>*<Advice from a SQUIRREL>*<...~*~...>*<
Look both ways when you cross the road
Plan ahead......................Stay active
Eat plenty of fiber .......Spend time in the woods
Go out on a limb ........It’s OK to be a little nuts!
Squirrel away: save up for future use
Whisky, frisky, Hippity hop; Up he goes To the tree top! Whirly, twirly, Round and round, Down he scampers To the ground. Furly, curly What a tail! Tall as a feather Broad as a sail! Where's his supper? In the shell, Snappity, crackity, Out it fell. (Anonymous)

(> ” ” <)SUNDAY's Hop, Wobble, Climb VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

02/05/2012 06:13.25 PM Report This Comment
Campaign day 5 ...
Snow Leopard

These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. Snow leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill.

Snow leopards prey upon the blue sheep (bharal) of Tibet and the Himalaya, as well as the mountain ibex found over most of the rest of their range. Though these powerful predators can kill animals three times their weight, they also eat smaller fare, such as marmots, hares, and game birds.

One Indian snow leopard, protected and observed in a national park, is reported to have consumed five blue sheep, nine Tibetan woolly hares, twenty-five marmots, five domestic goats, one domestic sheep, and fifteen birds in a single year.

As these numbers indicate, snow leopards sometimes have a taste for domestic animals, which has led to killings of the big cats by herders.

These endangered cats appear to be in dramatic decline because of such killings, and due to poaching driven by illegal trades in pelts and in body parts used for traditional Chinese medicine. Vanishing habitat and the decline of the cats' large mammal prey are also contributing factors.

A photo of this animal is at the bottom of my page. Take a look.

Stop by to congratulate today’s COTD Carmine #228078

Remembering Copper #14383 - 2/4/2007

Pay QUEEN PAPPOOSE a visit at #10366.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/05/2012 04:26.45 PM Report This Comment
Hi Shakira & Zola, KA game schedule
February Game Schedule
2/1 OTT @ KA
2/5 RR @ KA
2/8 KA @ TIMS
2/15 APP@ KA
2/17 KA @ TCLN (Shadow host)
2/19 KA @ WIN
2/24 KA @ STL
2/26 KA @ OTT
3/2 ???
See you tonight!
Shadow

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

02/05/2012 02:13.22 PM Report This Comment
Campaign day 4 ...
I've had a number of requests for this big cat. Enjoy.

Jaguar

Jaguars are the largest of South America's big cats. They once roamed from the southern tip of that continent north to the region surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. Today significant numbers of jaguars are found only in remote regions of South and Central America—particularly in the Amazon basin.

These beautiful and powerful beasts were prominent in ancient Native American cultures. In some traditions the Jaguar God of the Night was the formidable lord of the underworld. The name jaguar is derived from the Native American word yaguar, which means "he who kills with one leap."

Unlike many other cats, jaguars do not avoid water; in fact, they are quite good swimmers. Rivers provide prey in the form of fish, turtles, or caimans—small, alligatorlike animals. Jaguars also eat larger animals such as deer, peccaries, capybaras, and tapirs. They sometimes climb trees to prepare an ambush, killing their prey with one powerful bite.

Most jaguars are tan or orange with distinctive black spots, dubbed "rosettes" because they are shaped like roses. Some jaguars are so dark they appear to be spotless, though their markings can be seen on closer inspection.

Jaguars live alone and define territories of many square miles by marking with their waste or clawing trees.

Females have litters of one to four cubs, which are blind and helpless at birth. The mother stays with them and defends them fiercely from any animal that may approach—even their own father. Young jaguars learn to hunt by living with their mothers for two years or more.

Jaguars are still hunted for their attractive fur. Ranchers also kill them because the cats sometimes prey upon their livestock.

Stop by to congratulate today’s COTD Angels Patches & Frisky 214011

Remembering Copper #14383 - 2/4/2007

Pay our dear QUEEN PAPPOOSE a visit at #10366.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/04/2012 07:37.50 PM Report This Comment
Day 3 of my campaign ...
Today you can see two pictures of yours truly “flying” down the stairs … yes, that blur is me. Why do I do that, you ask. Well … think about it … they call that a “flight of stairs”. Duh.

And now …

Leopards

Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars. They live in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. However, many of their populations are endangered, especially outside of Africa.

The leopard is so strong and comfortable in trees that it often hauls its kills into the branches. By dragging the bodies of large animals aloft it hopes to keep them safe from scavengers such as hyenas. Leopards can also hunt from trees, where their spotted coats allow them to blend with the leaves until they spring with a deadly pounce. These nocturnal predators also stalk antelope, deer, and pigs by stealthy movements in the tall grass. When human settlements are present, leopards often attack dogs and, occasionally, people.

Leopards are strong swimmers and very much at home in the water, where they sometimes eat fish or crabs.

Female leopards can give birth at any time of the year. They usually have two grayish cubs with barely visible spots. The mother hides her cubs and moves them from one safe location to the next until they are old enough to begin playing and learning to hunt. Cubs live with their mothers for about two years—otherwise, leopards are solitary animals.

Most leopards are light colored with distinctive dark spots that are called rosettes, because they resemble the shape of a rose. Black leopards, which appear to be almost solid in color because their spots are hard to distinguish, are commonly called black panthers.

Pictures of these animals are posted at the bottom of my page. Each campaign photo will remain on my page for at least three days.

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Congratulations to COTD Clark Gable #30143.

Vote for Angels Patches & Frisky #214011 for Friday’s ACOTD.

Be sure to visit QUEEN PAPPOOSE #10366.

No birthdays or adoptions noted for today.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/03/2012 11:00.46 AM Report This Comment
Hi Shakira & Zola
We havent meowed in a long time and I wanted to come see how you all are doing. Purrs Clay

Come visit me, Sir Clay Married to my Love Savannah, Prince Dusty married to Q Sabrina Anne, Ronnie**Tiger**Sunny- "Trouble" The Orange Crew, K Sparky 08/11 ♥ Misty RIP MY BFF Rhuby, Destiny** Married to Finster***, Rusty Thanks for my COTD, Trampy Married my Kiska & CoCo 2nd COTD 3/25/14.

02/02/2012 04:58.31 PM Report This Comment
My campaign continues ...
Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter. It’s sunny here in Vista, CA, also, but I never saw the groundhog. However, I did see the:

Tiger

The largest of all the cats, a shy, unsociable animal that remains deeply hidden in dense brush during the day, is also the most difficult to spot in it's natural habitat.

It has a massive, muscular body and powerful limbs. Its coat differs with its geographical habitat; the Bengal tiger is relatively short-haired and has strongly-marked stripes; the Siberian tiger has longer hair and fewer, paler stripes. In the shadows of a forest, its stripes help a tiger to disappear from view. Tigers are the only felid species with stripes – other big cats have spots, rosettes, or solid coats. All six living tiger subspecies are endangered due to habitat loss and relentless hunting for their body parts; three other subspecies are already extinct.

Tiger bones and other organs are used in folk medicine, despite international outcry and the lack of scientific endorsement. While human populations have increased; tigers have lost 93 percent of their historic range.

As opportunistic hunters of wild pigs and deer of various types, these solitary cats each require a significant home range to ensure they meet an estimated kill of 50 large prey animals per year. They can take smaller prey animals in a pinch, like primates and porcupines, and rise to the occasion of taking prey larger than themselves, like water buffalo, banteng, elephants, and rhinos.

Remaining hidden during the day, it stalks its prey only after dark. In hunting, it often lies in ambush, then gallops in pursuit of whatever is available, mainly medium to large mammals such as cattle, wild boar, deer, buffalo and, as well, man, being one of the few animals that regularly preys on humans. Prey that is too large to be eaten at a single feeding is dragged away and hidden in a thicket to which the tiger will return on the following days.

The tiger maintains a clearly stake-out territory which it patrols at regular intervals. It climbs well, swims, well, moves gracefully on land, and can attain great speed over short distances when chasing prey.
The tiger is one of nature’s most feared predators.

A picture of this animal is posted at the bottom of my page. Each campaign photo will remain on my page for at least three days. Watch tomorrow … there will be several pictures … two of them are of me “flying” down the stairs.

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Congratulate today’s COTD - Mocha’s Myst’ry #125505

Visit lovely QUEEN PAPPOOSE and see what’s going on in her world today #10366.

Happy birthday to CLARK GABLE #30143

I’m overwhelmed by the support and encouragement you’ve shown me. And I’m meeting so many new furriends. This is going to be a wonderful campaign month. Thank you everyone.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/02/2012 10:20.34 AM Report This Comment
*•::•*Working Hard*•::•*
"She works hard for the votes. So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the votes. So you better treat her right."
(Working hard for the money just didn't fit me, a cat!) MOL

Missing you - hope everything is OK.

Pushing your vote button cuz we're treating YOU right!
Ginger and the FF4

Come visit me, -:¦:- K. Fuzzworthy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Ginger -:¦:-, FF5 Avatars, -:¦:- Tuffy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Dusty -:¦:- & -:¦:- Lady Laci -:¦:-.

02/01/2012 12:25.02 PM Report This Comment
My campaign begins ...
African Lions

Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called prides. Prides are family units that may include up to three males, a dozen or so females, and their young. All of a pride's lionesses are related, and female cubs typically stay with the group as they age. Young males eventually leave and establish their own prides by taking over a group headed by another male.

Only male lions boast manes, the impressive fringe of long hair that encircles their heads. Males defend the pride's territory, which may include some 100 square miles (259 square kilometers) of grasslands, scrub, or open woodlands. These intimidating animals mark the area with urine, roar menacingly to warn intruders, and chase off animals that encroach on their turf.

Female lions are the pride's primary hunters. They often work together to prey upon antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, and other large animals of the open grasslands. Many of these animals are faster than lions, so teamwork pays off.

After the hunt, the group effort often degenerates to squabbling over the sharing of the kill, with cubs at the bottom of the pecking order. Young lions do not help to hunt until they are about a year old. Lions will hunt alone if the opportunity presents itself, and they also steal kills from hyenas or wild dogs.

Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength. They once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in India's Gir Forest.

A picture of this animal is posted at the bottom of my page. Each campaign photo will remain on my page for at least three days.
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Stop by to congratulate today’s COTD … Rocky #3288

Visit lovely QUEEN PAPPOOSE and welcome her to the royal family #310366.

Happy birthday to LELU #12694 and MOCHA #125505

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to my COTM candidacy. I am humbled and my heart gladdened by the outpouring of support and love you’ve shown already. However, if you all don’t stop dropping off so many treats, I won’t be able to fly about getting my blogs dropped off. Purrhaps some vitamins to keep me going?

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

02/01/2012 11:27.42 AM Report This Comment
Hi Shakira & Zola!
Today is the last day of my reign as your Queen of January! I’ve enjoyed all of your visits and sweet notes, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the loving support you have given to me throughout my catpaign and my reign as your Garnet Queen! I have had a marvelous time and will treasure your furiendship and the memories forever!
I look forward to passing the Crown to our Queen-in-Waiting, Pappoose, and invite you to join us for the Coronation Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 4:30 PST - 7:30 EST, on the CMR #46883!

On this 31st day of January, we have NAME DAY fun for furiends, pawrents and families who have the following names:
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CYRUS
KIRA - KYRA
LONA
LONI - LONNIE
SCARLET
ZANE
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HAPPY NAME DAY TO ALL WHO ARE CELEBRATING!

I also have several more special naming stories waiting to be shared with you:

CHLOE #208036 tells us that her meowmy was named after a song by Lorenzo Barcelata - “Maria elena”!

MISSE #12393 is a Sweedish nickname for cat - like kitty in English....pronounced (miss-EH).

MOMO #176788 has always been known as MoMo!

CHYNA DOLL #45865 is so named because she was very fragile when Mom adopted her, and thought she looked like a china doll! KAYCEE is named after three airplanes that represent Mom’s interest in military planes. SHILO was abused and scared before Mom found him and is named for a scared wolf Mom saw at an animal refuge. HIMMY had baby blue eyes, so Mom called her sky... Himmel is a German name meaning sky or heaven!

CASHMERE #61835 tells us that she is named after the Led Zepplin song, CASHMERE!

EASY GOIN #58050 is so named because he is a laid back, easy goin cat!

CASHA #91523 is named after the Casha bush, pictured on his page.

SANDY #134659 is named for the color of her fur. It reminds Mom of the color of the beach sand along the Gulf Coast.
ANA #151490 was named Angel when she was at the shelter. Her Mom decided to name her after the Spanish version of the name ANNA, spelled ANA. She is also known as ANA BONANA!

Our Furiend SIR PUSHKIN #205156 shared the Irish names for black and white cats: BANIN - pronounced (bawn een) means little white one or Snowe! DUBH - pronounced (dove) means blackie!
Thank you all for sharing your wonderful naming stories! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~Please remember our furiends & pawrents who have special needs and keep them in your thoughts and prayers~
A new angel now graces the clouds & his mom is broken hearted. Please stop by to offer condolences & support to ANGEL ROCKY #3288 & his beloved family

**Congratulations to our COTD today: PIG & SISSY #210414

**Happy Birthday to: TILLY #67319

Fondly and with love to all from Queen Charlotte

Come visit me, Missing our sweet angels - & Q. Charlotte.

01/31/2012 06:20.48 PM Report This Comment
How exciting to be chosen as your COTM nominee!
I look forward to spending a LOT of time with you as I campaign. My chosen theme will be The Creatures With Which We Share Planet Earth. Each day of the campaign I will introduce you to one of the amazing animals in our world, and will post (with CC’s cooperation, of course) a picture of that animal at the bottom of my page. Those pictures will remain in place for at least three days, so those of you who are busy and unable to stop by each day will be able to take a look at them.

I WILL reign from the Castle, with activities there and in the San Diego region. There is much to do and see in the area. Also, we will take trips together to see and learn about the amazing places in the Western States of our great nation. Some of those trips will be overnights, and we will use buses, autos and, yes, even planes to reach our destinations.

It promises to be a wild, but wonderful ride … so buckle up and let’s get this off the ground.

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

01/31/2012 02:30.51 PM Report This Comment
I flew again last night ...
... you know ... down the stairs? Mom and Dad even caught me on video. When they get the chance they will download it and put a picture on my page ... BUT I came down so fast I'm pretty much a blur. You'll know it's me by my colors and the wings on my feet. MOL Is there a way to upload a video somewhere on the CC site?

Much going on at our house; Mom and Dad are quite busy right now so I've missed blogging for a few days, but I'm going to work on that. Mom said she will help me to get caught up and back in the loop. Loop. Hmmmmm. Could I do a loop coming down the stairs? Wait. Reality check. At 15-1/2, I should NOT be thinking like this. Okay, sending you purrs and whisker tickles, Cherish (and Mom).

Come visit me, A. Q. Cherish & K. Thunder forever.

01/29/2012 05:27.58 PM Report This Comment
Dear Shakira & Family!
¶§¶ ROYAL PROCLAMATION ¶§¶

You are cordially invited to the Royal Castle for a Gala Celebration Ball this Saturday evening, January 28th, at 8pm (est). K Pete and the Royal Exploration team will make a formal presentation of the extraordinary discoveries they made as their research took them through the tunnels and caves beneath the Castle.

Following their presentation, a Royal Dinner is planned, with entertainment and dancing to follow, with music provided by our very own talented DJ, Misty! There will also be a special appearance of the Angelic Choir!

I have also made arrangements for every kitty to enjoy the day at the Royal Spa! A full buffet of feline delicacies awaits you as you indulge yourselves with warm towel wraps, pawdicures, furr-do’s, soft fluffing, and comb-outs for extra-long and curly fur! Tail-bobbing services are also available! Our expert staff informs me that they have a new line of Furr-gel for those kitties who prefer the slicked-back look! They also offer extensions and ribbon-braiding for that extra-special furr-do!

It is with great pleasure that I look forward to seeing you on Saturday for an evening of friendship and celebration, as we welcome our team of explorers, and offer them our gratitude for their remarkable dedication to preserving the history, science, art and culture of the Feline Empire. Festivities will take place on the CMR page #46883!

With fondness and love to all from Charlotte
Your Garnet Queen!

Come visit me, Missing our sweet angels - & Q. Charlotte.

01/27/2012 07:25.00 PM Report This Comment
HI Shakira & Zola
Long time no meow. I am worried about you. I don't think I have heard from you since around Christmas. I hope you are all alright.

Kitty kisses
Angel

Come visit me, Angel My Valentine is Eddie, Smokey, Angel Sassy Welcoming new Angels, Q Spunky 5/2013 & Q.Angel Callie 4/ 2010. Going to miss my CC family.

01/25/2012 07:38.07 PM Report This Comment
Insect wisdom... Happy Monday!!
A symbol of productivity, accomplishment, group dynamics, immortality and resurrection
Advice from a HONEY BEE
Create a buzz
Sip life's sweet moments
Mind your own beeswax
Work together
Always find your way home
Stick close to your honey
"Bee" yourself!
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A symbol of protection, an emblem of good luck
Advice From a LADYBUG
Spot new opportunities
Spend time in your garden
Be well-rounded
Enjoy the wonders of nature
Don’t let the small things bug you
Keep family close to you
Be simply beautiful!

(> ” ” <).....Marvelous & Magnificent MONDAY Vote!
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

01/23/2012 09:16.42 PM Report This Comment
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