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

Angel KitKat-THANK YOU FOR MY ACOTD!

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Hi! My name is Angel KitKat-THANK YOU FOR MY ACOTD!

I am Domestic Shorthair from Wells, VT

Nicknames: Sweet Potato

Age: 26 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: Kitkat survived her early years as a barn cat and was a great mouser. She lived to be over 21 years old. She was a polydactyl who had extra toes on all four feet. She walked in a "criss-cross" pattern due to her large feet. She not only had extra toes, she had extra joints in her feet.

Her sister, Blackie, was her best friend and crossed the Bridge at approximately age 16. Her photo is among KitKat's photos below.

My favorite tricks and treats are: Retired and Chicken and tuna

Where I hang out: She loved to lie in the sunshine almost anywhere. Later on, she loved to sleep on her blanket with a heated corn bag underneath it

My favorite grubs: Canned food, tuna and chicken

My pet peeves: Being handled a lot

What I love about my owners: She loved me enough to make my life easier when I grew older

My cat hobbies: Sleeping

Pet motto: Home is where you have food and a warm bed

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KitKat was born in a barn and spent her early years as a barn cat. Later on when I took over her care, I started bringing her inside to eat, etc. and she started staying inside more and. Eventually, she stayed inside full time, enjoying her golden years in comfort.
KitKat crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 9/13/2010 at 11:15 AM, following a lengthy illness. Our good friend Gin Gin and Mom Mary sent us this beautiful poem and we're making it a furever part of KitKat's profile--

Ode to a Queen
(for KitKat)

What regal posture,
my beautiful furchild,
with your head held high
and your ears on alert.
A queen in a fur disguise.

What courage you showed
to give yourself over
to the touch of a human
who brought you in
from the cold.

You shone like the sun
in your golden years,
dear KitKat, warmed always
by your soft blanket and
the love in your heart.

My Cat Stats

I've had 10763 friends visit me.

I'm the 43,098th member on CatChannel.com.

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

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Belated Happy Birthday, Angel KitKat!
Mom started out to visit you and all the other special event kitties yesterday, but then something happened, she got sidetracked and never did get back. That's been happening a lot lately. We know you understand :) -- Angels Jezebel, Smokey & Mallow

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ vote Talley #88476 daily in Aug, Angel Jezebel ~ Love lives on, K Mike loves Q L Dolly always~Purrs for Mom Janada, Mojo Blackbear ~ Helping Mikey guard the house, A Mallow ♥ OJ ~ Ridin' with the Hairballz!, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw caught my ♥ & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ my Becky came to see me!.

07/02/2015 11:40.53 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel KitKat!
We heard it was your 26th birthday, today and we've come by with poem and song, just for you! Here it is:

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

♪ ♫Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear, Angel KitKat,
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu♫ ♪

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

Lots of angel purrs and kitty kisses,
Angels Q. Duchess, Frosty, Moki and Red

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Welcome, fursis AQ Duchess!, Angel Moki-Praying for Mom Lynn & Janada!, AQ Duchess-RIP, Sweet Girl. We love you! 6/2/15, A.Red-RIP,7 /19/11-Welcome Snuggles and Rhudy, Dayzee - Praying for all those in need of prayers. & Mischief - Vote for Talley #88476 daily in August.

07/01/2015 08:17.01 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Kit Kat!
♬ Happy Birthday to you ♬
♬ Happy Birthday to you ♬
♬ Happy Birthday Angel KitKat ♬
♬ Happy Birthday to you ♬

Q Lily and RennieBoots hope you are having a good one! We are bringing you some angel food cuppycakes and a bouquet of white lillies of the valley and blue forget-me-nots!

Hugs and purrs to your family!

Come visit me, RennieBoots♥T- hank you furriends!♥, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

07/01/2015 08:04.03 PM Report This Comment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
i hope you had a great birthday here at the rainbow bridge and i'm flying by with a catnip angel food cake to pawty with and a vote, peace, luv and angel purrs...angel tikki #33474

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07/01/2015 07:25.36 PM Report This Comment
We've come to wish you happy birthday
Angel Kit Kat. We want to wish you a wonderful birthday and a great year ahead, with everything your little heart could desire. Love, warmth, gushy food and lots of treats and toys are just some of the things we wish for you. We're sending along a little gift via our Angels, from all of us to you. We hope you like it! Hugs, the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW***VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM*** & Sir Pique~~Birthday Boy~~*VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM*.

07/01/2015 07:13.56 PM Report This Comment
Happy Rainbow Birthday, Angel Kit Kat
The Pawty Animals are here with big Rainbow Birthday wishes and a few hometown treats we hope you like. We brought fresh, pacific Dungeness crabcakes, steamed Drakes Bay oysters, stir-fried mice, a batch of Hedley's famous SF wharf rat ratatouille and a big catnip frosted, mouse-mousse layered angelfood birthday cake with rainbow flame candles. Happy Birthday!

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

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

07/01/2015 05:58.24 PM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday dear Angel Kit Kat,
Wishing you sunshine and love on your special day. We honor you my dear wonderful girl!
Kisses,
aggie and A Giner

Come visit me, Queens Maggie & A. Ginger-Vote for Talley COTM.

07/01/2015 03:34.28 PM Report This Comment
VARRRROOOOMMMMM
The sound of 12 BEAUTIFUL Harley's can be heard thundering down the road with the tune "Born To Be Wild" coming out of KALI's speakers.

They stop at A KIT KAT's house and Lola, Zoe Monique, Cyndee, Angel Mallow, Mojo Blackbear, Maggie Meme, Talley, Coco, Kali/Winston, Possum & Angel Beast all climb off their bikes and PURRTY CYNDEE knocks on the door....

KALI hands ANGEL KITKAT a gift basket from all the Rainbow Riders that includes a Gift Certificate to Win's Pizzeria, a new halo, a case of Temptations Party Mix, balloons and a birthday cake.

The Riders all sing Happy Birthday to Angel Kitkat

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Angel kitkat
Happy birthday to youuuuuuu

The Riders climb back on their bikes and KALI yells...Let's go team, we have other places to visit...they roar off down the highway...

Honorary Riders, Angels Ringo Starr and Yum Yum fly along side the Riders to keep them safe as they travel along....

Come visit me, KELSEE~~I ♥ Snickie~~Happy Summer~~, K-WINSTON ~~I ♥ Brina~~*Welcome Summer*, KALI~~I LUV Elvis~~It's Summer!!!~~, Winston's Pizzeria~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~Summer is here~~*I ♥ Shaddy*, JESSE ~~Lovin Summer~~I ♥ Tweetie, KCK: 2015 Eastern Conference Champs! & ~~ANGELS JINXIE & SHADOW~~.

07/01/2015 03:32.23 PM Report This Comment
Hey Angel Kit Kat!
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Angel Kit Kat, Happy Birthday to you! Sending a special birthday vote, catnip bubbles, a catnip chirping bird, salmon cakes & shrimp crackers with catnip cheese for your celebration today. Enjoy! Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

Come visit me, Dean, ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM, Angel King Anderson COTM Sept 2009 Thanx 4 COTD!, Angel Anderson 6/19/14 We miss you very much!, Legend "Thank you all for my 2nd COTD!" Woo Hoo! & The Orange Crush Hockey Club.

07/01/2015 03:24.39 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Kit Kat
I am honoring your Birthday at the Bridge, sweet angel. I'm floating a silver balloon filled with kitty treats and whisker kisses up to your cloud. Love and gentle hugs, Gin Gin

Come visit me, Ginger Spicegirl.

07/01/2015 01:40.18 PM Report This Comment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL KIT KAT!
HEY GIRL!! HOW ARE YOU TODAY BIRTHDAY GIRL? GOSH, YOU LOOK SO MUCH LIKE OUR KITTY ZIPPY! YOU TWO COULD BE TWINS! WE MADE YOU AN 88 LAYER RAINBOW CREME MOONPIE CAKE WITH COOL WHIP FROSTING AND RAINBOW SPRINKLES! ALSO A BIG OL' GARFIELD THE CAT PINATA STUFFED WITH CATNIP TOYS AND CAT TREATS! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY, SWEETIE! LUVYA AQ GRACIE ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, A.ELMIE TOGETHER WITH MY A.POUNCER 3-9-15 ♥, ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE/MAX**VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM FOR SEPT.2015*, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, A.PAWPAW~~~I GAVE MY ♥ TO ANGEL SMOKEY~~~~~ & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

07/01/2015 12:21.22 PM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday Lovely Angel KitKat!
♬ Me-me-me-me-meeoow! Just warming up sweetie. Okay, ready!

♪ Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Angel KitKat
Happy Birthday to You.

From good furiends and true,
From old furiends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too. ♪

We're sending you some angel food cupcakes with whipped cream frosting and some catnip bubbles for your pawty. Have a great celebration!

We left a vote with purrs and hugs.

“Cats don't just change our lives, they change our destiny.”
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥ Talley• VOTE TALLEY COTM #88476, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/01/2015 11:48.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel KitKat
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANGEL KITKAT, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU". Sorry we were shouting but we are so excited about your B'day. Here is a vote with a bunch of catnip filled balloons, a bag of kitty toys and a big box of catnip frosted cupcakes for you to share and enjoy. Love, Miles and Angel Maggie

Come visit me, Miles & Q. Angel Maggie.

07/01/2015 08:45.11 AM Report This Comment
hi angel kit kat
happy birfday to u
happy birfday to u
hapyy birfday to uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
happy birfday to u

hope u have a wonderful kittymous day and a grand pawty and enjoy these lobster tails and candied crickets

purrs
shaddie

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07/01/2015 07:47.59 AM Report This Comment
~Happy Birthday Angel Kit Kat~
We’ve pounced by to help you celebrate your birthday sweet angel! We've brought you a multicolored birthday balloon bouquet, a box of catnip cream filled cupcakes, a gift bag overflowing with fresh catnip & a confetti filled vote. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Purrs…

Come visit me, ~MEWS ROOM~Vote COTM in August for TALLEY #88476, COTD Winner Archives, ♦ROYAL KITTY HALL OF FAME♦, Cat's Meow Resort & Event Center, Special days reporting page & Sign-up page (COTM or COTD shout-outs).

07/01/2015 06:38.15 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday from the Zoo Crew, Angel
Sugar! We want to wish you a wonderful birthday and a great year ahead, with everything your little heart could desire. Love, warmth, gushy food and lots of treats and toys are just some of the things we wish for you. We're sending along a little gift via our Angels, from all of us to you. We hope you like it! Hugs, the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW***VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM*** & Sir Pique~~Birthday Boy~~*VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM*.

07/01/2014 06:57.04 PM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday Angel KitKat!
♬ Me-me-me-me-meeoow! Just warming up sweetie. Okay, ready!

♪ Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Angel KitKat
Happy Birthday to You.

From good furiends and true,
From old furiends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too. ♪

I'm sending you some angel food cupcakes with whipped cream frosting and some catnip bubbles for your pawty. Have a great celebration!

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.

“Cats don't just change our lives, they change our destiny.”
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥ Talley• VOTE TALLEY COTM #88476, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/01/2014 05:48.27 PM Report This Comment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
i hope you had a wonderful birthday here at the rainbow bridge and i'm flying over with a catnip angel food cake with tuna frosting and a vote, peace, luv and angel purrs....angel tikki # 33474

Come visit me, Q. angel bootz #2601~, angel tikki....# 33474, K. meeko..2602, K .meeko & Q angel bootz 17441~ & dame rosie # 212287.

07/01/2014 04:06.04 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Kit Kat!
We heard it was your 25th birthday, today and we've come by with poem and song, just for you! Here it is:

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

♪ ♫Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear, Angel Kit Kat,
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu♫ ♪

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

Lots of angel purrs and kitty kisses,
Angels Frosty, Moki and Red

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Welcome, fursis AQ Duchess!, Angel Moki-Praying for Mom Lynn & Janada!, AQ Duchess-RIP, Sweet Girl. We love you! 6/2/15, A.Red-RIP,7 /19/11-Welcome Snuggles and Rhudy, Dayzee - Praying for all those in need of prayers. & Mischief - Vote for Talley #88476 daily in August.

07/01/2014 12:48.41 PM Report This Comment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL KIT KAT!
WE BROUGHT YOU A NEATO BIRTHDAY CAKE TODAY! IT'S AN 88 RAINBOW CREME MOONPIE CAKE WITH COOL WHIP FROSTING AND RAINBOW SPRINKLES! ALSO 500 GALLONS OF RAINBOW SHERBERT FOR ALL YOUR PAWTY GUESTS! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY, SWEETIE! LUVYA AQ GRACIE ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, A.ELMIE TOGETHER WITH MY A.POUNCER 3-9-15 ♥, ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE/MAX**VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM FOR SEPT.2015*, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, A.PAWPAW~~~I GAVE MY ♥ TO ANGEL SMOKEY~~~~~ & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

07/01/2014 10:54.53 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday, Angel KitKat
You lucky kitty, we’re here to sing you the birthday song. Ready, guys?

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy BIRTHday, dear Angel KitKat
Happy birthdaaayyy to YOOOOO!

Because it’s your special day, we have a big sardine Angel Food cake with tuna icing, baked with our own loving paws! And it's Hot Dog Day, so after we take some Angel Dust to Wally we'll be back to fire up the grill and get cooking! -- Angels Smokey & Mallow, Jezebel & Pierre

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ vote Talley #88476 daily in Aug, Angel Jezebel ~ Love lives on, K Mike loves Q L Dolly always~Purrs for Mom Janada, Mojo Blackbear ~ Helping Mikey guard the house, A Mallow ♥ OJ ~ Ridin' with the Hairballz!, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw caught my ♥ & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ my Becky came to see me!.

07/01/2014 10:18.02 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel KitKat
We wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday sweet angel.Sending you up a birthday balloon filed with catnip bubbles to chase all through the clouds,a comfy blankie,pillow for your cloud hammock,mice crispy treats,pawhugs,love and a angel food cake covered in cool whip icing,birthday pawhugs,Spongie,Baby,Angel Wicket,Angels.

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

07/01/2014 09:32.33 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday Angel KitKat
Happy Birthday to you. We hope that your special day is just purrrfect! Here are some catnip balloons filled with Pawty Mix treats to help you & the other angels celebrate.

Kisses,
Q Sissy
             

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

07/01/2014 09:02.15 AM Report This Comment
Happy Birthday, Pretty Angel KitKat ♥
I heard it's your birthday and I rushed right over to sing you a song...Aheeeem (Clearing my throat)....Mee Mee Mee Mee (loosening up my vocal chords)....S T R E T C H (Stretching, so I'll stand up nice and tall)....Are you ready??? Here we go.....

♫ ♪ ♬ ♫ ♪ ♬
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday, Dear Angel KitKat,
Happy Birthday, to Yooooou.
♫ ♪ ♬ ♫ ♪ ♬

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

Kitty kisses, hugs and purrs with love and a vote,
Boo Kitty

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

07/01/2014 08:25.09 AM Report This Comment
Hey Angel KitKat!
Good morning! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Angel KitKat, Happy Birthday to you! Sending a a special birthday vote, catnip bubbles, a catnip chirping bird, salmon cakes and shrimp crackers with catnip cheese for your celebration today. Enjoy! Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Kitty Kisses. Dean

Come visit me, Dean, ORANGE CRUSH hockey cheers written by YUM YUM, Angel King Anderson COTM Sept 2009 Thanx 4 COTD!, Angel Anderson 6/19/14 We miss you very much!, Legend "Thank you all for my 2nd COTD!" Woo Hoo! & The Orange Crush Hockey Club.

07/01/2014 05:02.13 AM Report This Comment
~Happy Birthday Angel KitKat~
We’ve pounced by to help you celebrate your birthday precious angel! We've brought you a multicolored birthday balloon bouquet, a box of catnip cookies, a gift bag overflowing with fresh catnip & a confetti filled vote. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Purrs…

Come visit me, ~MEWS ROOM~Vote COTM in August for TALLEY #88476, COTD Winner Archives, ♦ROYAL KITTY HALL OF FAME♦, Cat's Meow Resort & Event Center, Special days reporting page & Sign-up page (COTM or COTD shout-outs).

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hi angel kitkat
momma has had a migraine cluster today and not feeling good
is 17 here and falling and windchill 8 below

purrs
a doodlebug

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01/06/2014 02:51.09 PM Report This Comment
hi angel kitkat
rainy here all day. winter weather advisory for n ga
hope it don't get us find us at caster thru thundie purrs doodle

DAY 2 THUNDERFOOT CATPAIGN
THE BEGINNING

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

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


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

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

In January 1905, small advertisements were placed in the “Automobile and Cycle Trade Journal” that offered bare Harley-Davidson engines to the do-it-yourself trade. By April, complete motorcycles were in production on a very limited basis. That year the first Harley-Davidson dealer, Carl H. Lang of Chicago, sold three bikes from the dozen or so built in the Davidson backyard shed. (Some years later the original shed was taken to the Juneau Avenue factory where it would stand for many decades as a tribute to the Motor Company’s humble origins. Unfortunately, the first shed was accidentally destroyed by contractors in the early 1970s during a clean-up of the factory yard.)
come to catster and leave me a treat as a votey # 1314985

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hi angel kitkat and angel sibs
lets take angel iago diago(yogi) out for an afternoon at the slip and slid roller rink and then off to the jumping frog tavern for catbeer and burgers to celebrate his acotd badge today.

hey angel doodlebug and angel summer are going to dahlonega ga for halloween day. there are gonna be hoomans all over town dressed like ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and all kinds of stuff lets head there tomorrow and really have some fun we can really spook them hoomans

purrs
angel scooter

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10/30/2013 10:36.55 AM Report This Comment
hi angel kitkat
the moonshine festival is this comin weekend. of course josie will be there so she can see no one can make hooch like she does!!!!!
our fall in ga is on the way out as it is going down into the mid to low 30's with possbile frost in our area. my earth siblings dont mind the cold as they go right on with their outside stuff anyway. momma dont like it much when it is real cold and it seeps in round the cat door but she dont close it up on them.
momma has turned the heat on here at home as it has been cold some at nite, but not like it is fixing to be.

momma is bout to get sorta caught up at work so maybe we can get a blog or two in today as we want to go to the hockey rink tonite to say goodbye again to our wonderful team captain k easy goin.

purrs
angel scooter and doodlebug

Come visit me, QUEEN JOSIEMAE PLEASE PRAY FOR MY K MONTY 205803, MONTGOMERY AND JOSIEMAE'S WEDDING PAGE, ANGEL SCOOTER LETS PRAY FOR ALL OUR SICK ONES, COUNTESS A DOODLEBUG; MY LOVE TO MY A SUMMY, PRINCE SIR THUNDERFOOT 210289 & PUTTIN DOWN THE HWY WITH MY GAL SHEEBS.

10/23/2013 01:04.59 PM Report This Comment
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hi angel kitkat
i have very sad news. another one of angel booboo's sibling kits has crossed the bridge and the other one left is not doing well.
we need to go give our condolences to this devestated family 216193

purrs
angel scooter and doodle

Come visit me, QUEEN JOSIEMAE PLEASE PRAY FOR MY K MONTY 205803, MONTGOMERY AND JOSIEMAE'S WEDDING PAGE, ANGEL SCOOTER LETS PRAY FOR ALL OUR SICK ONES, COUNTESS A DOODLEBUG; MY LOVE TO MY A SUMMY, PRINCE SIR THUNDERFOOT 210289 & PUTTIN DOWN THE HWY WITH MY GAL SHEEBS.

10/14/2013 10:35.07 AM Report This Comment
Hello Angel KitKat
Sorry we are late, but we still wanted to paw by and honor you on the 3rd anniversary of your crossing.

Hugs,
Q MerryBelle

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

09/15/2013 05:07.18 PM Report This Comment
HI SWEET ANGEL
i'm flying by to remember and honor your crossing of the rainbow bridge....
leaving a vote, peace, luv and angel purrs....angel bootz #2601

Come visit me, Q. angel bootz #2601~, angel tikki....# 33474, K. meeko..2602, K .meeko & Q angel bootz 17441~ & dame rosie # 212287.

09/13/2013 11:50.14 PM Report This Comment
Precious Angel KitKat ♥
I am here to honor you on the anniversary of your crossing to the Rainbow Bridge and I’m sending gentle hugs to your sweet Mom, along with a bouquet of pink roses in memory of the wonderful life you shared and in honor of the love she continues to hold in her heart for you, sweet Angel KitKat.

Forever love and hugs,
Boo Kitty

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

09/13/2013 08:15.54 PM Report This Comment
The day you left your family three years ago
was one of the saddest days of your family's life. They love you and miss you so much, and so do your friends. You will never be forgotten, Angel KitKat, because you were so very special. Hugs, the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW***VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM*** & Sir Pique~~Birthday Boy~~*VOTE TALLEY #88476 COTM*.

09/13/2013 07:39.12 PM Report This Comment
Angel KitKat
We're stopping by with a pounce on your votey button today in honor of your crossing anniversary. We know that you're still missed but we're so glad that you're here with us now at the Rainbow. We made you a platter of angel food cookies and iced 'em with mice icing. Hope you enjoy.

meows and purrs

Angels Ping, ET, HC and Poppins

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

09/13/2013 07:08.12 PM Report This Comment
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