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Kiekie

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Hi! My name is Kiekie

I am Domestic Longhair from Lemont Furnace, PA

Nicknames: Kiekiepoo, baby girl, sweetsie

Age: 12 years old

Gender: F

Coat: long haired

Education: I'm a good bugger like my sister. I love to play with anything that hangs down or I can chase. I love laser lights too!

My favorite tricks and treats are: Isn't just being beautiful enough?!?! and I'm not too picky, but I don't beg like my brothers do!

Where I hang out: I love to sleep on an afghan my furmom crocheted, or in my kitty cube.

My favorite grubs: I love turkey...not the kind from a deli, but the real thing!

My pet peeves: Being bothered by my pesky little brother, Fuzz! He just can't take a hint!

What I love about my owners: That they cater to my every whim!

My cat hobbies: I love being brushed. I'm a beautiful calico, ya know & I must keep up my appearance!

Pet motto: Don't hate me because I'm beautiful! =^..^=

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I was staying over while my other brother was getting an operation but I decided to stay here instead! I liked all the windows here much better!

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

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Due to a change in website platforms, a necessary step to enhance and update the CAT FANCY magazine website, it will no longer be possible to host Club Cat. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Club Cat will close and members will no longer be able to accrue points. Members with sufficient reward points have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog. On Jan. 15, 2014, Club Cat members with 25 reward points or higher will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special prizes. Raffle prize winners will be notified after Jan. 31, 2014. Points for the final Cat of the Day will be awarded on Jan. 1, 2014. New programs similar to Cat of the Day will be announced with the launch of the new website, so look for further announcements. Thank you to everyone who joined Club Cat! 01/31/2014 12:00.00 AM
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We will be temporarily disabling the ability to redeem reward items from the Club Rewards catalog from Sunday, December 22, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014. Many of our team members who are in charge of processing the rewards redemptions will be out of the office for the holidays. You will be able to begin redeeming rewards again on Monday, January 6, 2014. 12/20/2013 01:47.27 PM
In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM
TO ALL MY CC FURIENDS...
On behalf of myself, furbrothers & fursisters, our Mama would like to sincerely apologize for our lack of communication & blog visits to our wonderful furfriends & acquaintances that we've met & got to know well here on CC!
Our furparents have been going thru some very trying times these past several months which I will not go into detail, as it would take up the whole page & then some!!! But one of the BIGGEST & most stressful has been the loss of their home due to foreclosure! They loved their home so much & lived there for 15 years, but due to unforeseen circumstances such as our furdaddy fracturing his neck several years ago & unable to work, Mama losing her job a couple of years ago & not able to find another job before finding out she needed back surgery. To top that off, her unemployment benefits ran out!
Then as she was just getting back to some 'normalcy' she had to have a full hysterectomy 5 months later, had complications for 3 months which set her back even further. THEN, just this past July had to have a bone removed from her hand due to severe arthritis & was in a cast for 2 months & is now going thru physical therapy so it's been nearly impossible for her to type! To put the icing on the cake, all this plus the foreclosure really sent her anxiety & depression into a downward spiral, as you can imagine-even to the point where she didn't even want to read her Cat Fancy mags!!
Bills & shut-off notices piled up to the ceiling & with only Daddy's disability check for income, it became impossible to hold it all together & finally the dam broke & on 8/31 they had to move out. They now are renovating a 2-car garage into a small "apartment" for all of us so at least their is a roof over our heads & a floor under our feet! They had to leave so many things behind as there is just no room for them here. Big difference from an older 3-bedroom split-level to THIS! But as long as we all have each other, I'm sure we can make the best of it. All the kitties took to the move quite well but I'm sure that me & the other Angel Kitties helped them a lot with that!
I'm gonna have Mama copy this & post it to all of our pages so we don't miss any of our furfriends from seeing this important message!
Again, we all hope for your understanding as to why we haven't been on CC & posting as we used to. We hope in the future, once the dust settles (literally), things can get back to normal & we'll all be back up & runnin' around CC as we did before!
We miss chatterin' to you all & hope you don't furget about us & keep us & our pawrents in your thoughts & prayers!
PS: Can you believe that even tho they have been struggling so hard financially that they always manage to keep @ least 1 bag of Temptations, our fav treats on hand for us?? How did we get so lucky to have furparents like this?!?
Peace, all the Furkidz =^..^= x 7

Come visit me, Roxxie-aka "Fuzzybuttz", Angel Tuxie 6/9-1 yr an Angel, Ikey & Mudgie...Sisters, Angel Poofy, Chumley~5/19~2 yrs of being an Angel!!, Angel Sammy 2/10/13 RIP Angel, Booboo & baby bro Fuzz & Kiekie.

09/13/2013 08:21.16 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie
We’re coming by to wish you and your family all the love, peace, joy and blessings of Christmas, and many new wonderful memories to cherish!
We have a basket of catnip candycanes to add to your stash of treats! When mom is not looking, I plan to sniff out my presents....I think Santa Paws stopped by early!
Merry Christmas to all!
With love always,
Charlotte

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

12/24/2012 07:25.58 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie,

You're very cute. My name is Koda and I'm a Siamese and I have a younger Brother, Marcus who's also a Siamese but he's bad LOL. Here's a vote for you. Bye for now.

Come visit me, Kokomo R.I.P. My Baby, Koda & Marcus (The Bad Seed).

11/24/2012 02:38.15 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Furiend Kiekie & all the family!!
Coming by with happy hugs for you and your family, and heartfelt wishes for a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday! So thankful for your furiendship!
Lots of love,
Charlotte

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

11/21/2012 05:17.00 PM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & all the sweet kitties!
*˜*May your day be joyful :)
*˜*Each and every minute!
*˜*On this day of Happy Hearts!
*˜*With hugs and purrs from Charlotte!

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

02/14/2012 11:08.26 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & all the sweet kitties!
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 06:15.26 PM Report This Comment
Dear Kiekie & 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 07:59.07 PM Report This Comment
HI Kiekie & sweet kitties!
¶§¶ ROYAL MEWS ¶§¶

Now that I’m feeling better, I can have my secretary tell you all about my bout with a “COLD”! I don’t know if I ever had one before! But when Mom heard me sneeze for the first time ever, she was like...so shocked! Then I coughed....that sounded really strange! Purr therapy was definitely sidelined.... my purrs sounded more like an engine! More sneezes and coughs, and...yep! You guessed it ! Off to the vet I went! I was not happy being poked and prodded. You all know what it’s like. I don’t know why they can’t warm up that scale....So now Mom finds out that I’ve lost 5 ounces, and that meant more blood work.
By the time we were ready to leave, I had hissed and growled at everyone who tried to help me. But they knew it wasn’t purrsonal. The antibiotics and ear drops are working!
Now I can report that I am feeling fine and back behind my royal desk, ready to announce those furiends, pawrents and families who have a Name Day today!

HAPPY NAME DAY TO ALL WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAY, JANUARY 18th!
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CELESTE - CELESTINA- CELESTINE
DOUG - DOUGLAS
FAUSTINA - FAUSTINE
FRASER - FRAZE
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Today we have two very special naming stories that our furiends DESTINY (#62594) and DUSTY (#180217) want to share with you.
DESTINY was part of a litter of 4 kittens that Mom’s students found. They were about 2 weeks old and had several UPI’s. Mom had to bottle feed them and clean their eyes several times a day to keep them open. Mom had decided to keep Clay, and was trying to find homes for the rest of the litter. The other two kittens were adopted, but Destiny’s eye had developed scar tissue. People were attracted to her beautiful coat, but then would reject her when they saw that her eye was half covered with scar tissue. During this time, she had developed a sweet loving purrsonality because of all the extra care she needed. And she and Clay had developed a very strong bond. One day, after she had been rejected again, Mom said “it must be your destiny to stay here with us.” That’s how she became known as DESTINY!
DUSTY also has earned his name. His full name is DUSTY RHOADES, so named because he was all dirty from the cars driving over him when he was in the middle of the road! #180217.

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****Congratulations to ANGEL MAX #163481,
our Cat of the Day!****

***Please stop by and give your support to our COTM Candidate, PAPPOOSE #10366 , as she catpaigns to be our February Queen! ***

****Happy Birthday to ANGEL LOKI #183035! ****


Thank you, sweet kitties! Have a beautiful and blessed day!
WIth love to all from Queen Charlotte

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

01/18/2012 08:49.43 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & sweet kitties!
¶§¶ ROYAL MEWS ¶§¶

Today, Monday, January 16th, is a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. The MLK Day is a day of Service, and is meant to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, and create solutions to social problems, and help to move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Dr. King’s birthday is January 15th. His first name, Martin, was on the Name Day list yesterday.

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Today, our Name Day celebrants are:
MARCEL - PAINE - PAYNE -
PHILLIS - PHYLLIS - PILAR - PRISCILLA
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I’ve been mewsing over the pawsome life stories that you and your pawrents have been sharing. Today I am going to give you a whole pawhug full of reasons why cats are so lovable and beneficial to the health of the human race!

For instance, did you know that there are medical studies that point to the benefits of owning a cat! Of course, we know that nobody really owns us, but we must humor them!

Some of these studies claim that having a cat at home is good for your “owner’s” heart! When they pet us, we create “feel-good” endorphins that help lower their stress, keep their blood pressure at a good level, and actually slow down a racing heart rate! Some studies show that just being in the same room with a kitty kat has been shown to lower blood pressure! We also have a remarkable ability to give comfort in time of sickness and loss.

There are more reasons why everyone should love cats, shared by the annonymous writer of this wonderful essay from paws-on-floors........

>”Cats are very nice to come home to
>They are always glad to see us
>They make good confidantes
>For being there when no one else is
>They bring sunshine inside, nestled in their coats
>For having soft liquid eyes
>The tickliest whiskers
>Make mice move next door
>They make us smile
>Make purrfect works of art
>Inspire poets and artists
>A purr a day keeps the doctor away
>Instruct us in the art of sleeping
>They sit well in any garden
>Make us more aware of nature
>They grace any mat
>They make a furry good alarm clock
>Warm our beds
>Smile at our jokes
>Warm our laps
>They contribute to living a longer life
>Warm our hearts!”

So now, every kitty, please take a bow!
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¶A gentle reminder to please stop by and paw a COTD vote today for our special recognition kitty - JOSEPH #221080!

¶And remember to visit our furiend Pappoose #10366 and give her your support as she catpaigns to be our February COTM!

¶Happy Birthday to our furiend SPIKE #26683!

WIth love to all from Queen Charlotte

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

01/16/2012 12:11.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & all the sweet kitties....
ROYAL MEWS!
HAPPY FIRST MONDAY OF THE NEW YEAR, SWEET FURIENDS!

I am so honored to be appointed to serve as your Queen of January! What an exciting day I had yesterday, and you, precious kitties and pawrents, made it possible with your loving support! I was so surprised to see that I also had been awarded a beautiful new riibbon for CROTD! Thank you each and every one for all of the wonderful notes of Congratulations and gifts that you have sent to me! I have almost recovered from all of the excitement of the Coronation ceremony and celebrations that followed, and now I am getting settled into my royal office!

My secretary is preparing an announcement that will contain the names of kitties, pawrents, and friends who have a Name Day to celebrate this month! What is Name Day, you may ask! It’s an old European tradition, and has now been embraced in The U.S.& Canada! In some countries, such as Greece, name day is more important than birthday. The European Calendar assigns first names to one day, based on religious traditions, to honor the names of Saints, or to honor the name of a famous person.

The American Calendar has been designed so that the most popular names in the U.S. and Canada are placed on days of remembrance, to honor our Presidents by using their birthdays and other historical facts, as well as other criteria. It’s like having a second birthday celebration, except that everyone with that name celebrates Name Day together!

Our CC community is a wonderful, caring and compassionate family that comes together to give comfort and hope to pawrents whose kitties are sick and to help them when they face heartbreaking news. We also wrap our arms around pawrents who have their own health issues and need a healing touch. I consider it a priviledge to be a part of this very special family and to join with you in prayer for all those in need.

With Love from Charlotte
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***Please remember to stop by today and vote COTD for Pumpkin #222313***

***Stop by and vote daily for beautiful Pappoose #10366, our COTM candidate***

***Today is Crossing Day Remembrance
for MANNY #35116

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

01/03/2012 01:46.58 AM Report This Comment
Dear Sweet Furiend Keikie!
^~^ CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 31st

Today is the last day of my campaign, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving me the honor of being your December COTM Candidate. I have enjoyed every moment I spent doing research on names and their meanings. I learned so much about holiday safety for pets. This month was filled with beautiful holiday celebrations and I felt priviledged to learn about your family traditions, and to share mine with you, too.

I am so thankful for your furiendship. You have all been such a big part of this wonderful month of campaigning and have helped in so many ways. Many of you were able to stop by and leave wonderful notes and votes on my page. You encouraged me as I pounced down the campaign trail; some kitties included my name in their tag lines; others left delicious goodies which helped to sustain me; gifts of fragrant paw cream and gloves heped me to care for my busy paws! I thank you with all my heart for your support and all of the kindness you have shown to me.

I thought you might like to know about the resources I used as I did my research.
The following is a listing of the websites and books that I found to be most helpful.
*arkanimals.com*....*petplace*....*pawsfloors*....
*about.com*....*ehow.com*...*timeanddate.com*....
*catstuff*...*catnamesmeow...*I-love-cats.com*...
*Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S.Eliot*
*Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats* Jack Canfield & Mark V. Hansen*
Many of you have been sharing your own precious naming stories, and it seems that we are writing a whole new history of CC kitties and how their names were chosen!

Thank you again, dear furiends, for the honor of being your December COTM Candidate. My wish for each one of you and your families is to have a joyous New Year filled with all of God’s blessings!

WIth love from Charlotte

***Please remember to stop by & visit our sweet furiend Boo Kitty #154855 and leave her a vote so she can be our New Year’s Day COTD!***

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

12/31/2011 09:28.02 PM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & all the sweet kitties....
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 30th

SIENNA tells us that she is named for the color of her fur, which looks like burnt orange, and SIenna is the name of the crayon for that color! (#136382) WINSLOW was named after an Eagles song, “Standin’ on a Corner”. ALEXI was named after the Russian Czar’s only son, Alexi!

ANGEL AMELIA’S Mom almost always names her kitties after family members, because it keeps the memory of those loved ones remembered every time she calls their names. AMELIA CHARLOTTE ANNA ISSAC is named after Mom Anna, and Mom’s grandmother (Amelia Charlotte), & is also known as Mealie (#168516)! Mom sometimes chooses the names of people she has admired and respected. Angel Elvis...is kinda obvious! Angel Sir Beanie (Carl) is named after Mom’s uncle whom she loved dearly. Angel Bubby (Adam) is named after her dearly beloved grandfather.

KIEKIE was first named Skittles by Mom since she was the only calico kitty the family had ever had, and thought it was a fitting name. However, Dad loved giving out nicknames which usually end up sticking. During the time Mom & Dad worked with foster children, one little girl tried so hard to pronounce “kitty” but it sounded like “keykey”. Dad thought it was the cutest thing, so Mom decided to spell it as it is today; a very special memory.(#192404)

PUSHKIN is named for a Russian poet that Mom had read about. She saw a picture of a winter sky in the place the poet came from, and the colors reminded her of Pushkin’s fur mom. And since Pushkin is a dreamer, too, Mum thought the name was very fitting.(#205156)

ANGEL LOKI’S nickname is “Lokibandit”, given to him by his nani. She used to call him bandit because of his face mask! . Loki means powerful warrior in Norse, so Angel Loki means powerful bandit! (#183035)

MR. SAMPSON tells us that his name fits him perfectly.
Mom put the Mr. in front on his name because he always asks permission to sit in her lap. He is Mom's little gentleman(#51043).

BAHNEETAH KNIGHT was named by Mom, and she really had to think of a good name. Because she has the mask, Mom wanted a name like Bandit, so she came up with Bonita, Benita, and Banita. Mom said that’s it! Her name is Bahneetah and is pronounced as Bah-nee-tah (#10641).

I, CHARLOTTE, was called Granny while I was at the shelter, a name Mom definitely had to change! As Mom was signing the adoption papers and got to the Name section, the wonderful lady who helped run the shelter said that she’s such a regal and elegant lady....she should have a name like Charlotte!
And that's how I got my name!

Thank you, sweet kitties, for sharing your wonderful stories. There are many more that you have sent to me, and each one is so special and meaningful, and waiting to be in the spotlight! I plan to share them with you in time!
Have a beautiful and blessed day!
With love from Charlotte

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

12/30/2011 07:15.56 AM Report This Comment
>><>><>><>><< ATTENTION ALL OUR FURIENDS!! >><>><>><>><<

We have a new 'baby' in the family!!!!!
Mamma doesn't have room on our pages right now to put her own page up yet...but we're all helping her work something out!
You can find her on Roxxie’s page @ 192403 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(OH-& she’s working on a page for our “Angel-doggie” Onyxx too!) We’ll keep ya posted if you’re interested in her as well!

Yesterday was our new addition's 1-WEEK anniversary of becoming an "INDOOR-ONLY" kitten, like the rest of us on our pages.(Some of you may know that our pawrents take care of 8 'fixed' ferals outside[all tame now & spoiled-of course]...all siblings but born @ different times of the year)<they're also Booboo & Fuzz's siblings as well!> They have 2 very large heated houses, heated water bowl for winter & an endless supply of food & love! Just like the rest of us!!!

Anyway...there are 2 pix @ the bottom of my page from the very 1st day she was in the house(can you tell she fits in quite well?! MOL)
Her name is "Twinky" since she’s the ‘colors of a Twinkie snack cake & is no bigger than one’ & mamma keeps saying that she’s so cute she ‘could just eat her up’! Our pawrents can say the strangest things, ya know?

But, like the rest of us, has many nicknames as well(already), such as "Twinkles" for the time of year she was rescued, "Twink-twink", "Twinky-pie"...etc. I'm sure she'll have tons more as she grows up!
She can't be more than 4-6 weeks old as per her tooth-growth & going by what the charts show. She is very small but she has a heart big enough to melt the Polar Ice-Cap!!!

We all just love her to pieces & gets along with us all as if she has been here for years already!!!

She just loves little Fuzz too & plays with him the most, probably since he’s the youngest & smallest of the rest of us!

So as soon as mamma figures out what to do about not having enough room to put us all here (we’ve already joined the “siblings” together on 1 page), we’ll let ya know so you can give her the warm CC “welcomes” that can only come from the bestest kitties on the internet!!!

Thanx to you all!!
Kitty kisses, paw hugs, purrs, nudges, whisker tickles & I’ll throw in a headbonk as well!
Kiekie =^..^=
Don't forget to go see the bottom of Roxxie's page @ 192403

Come visit me, Roxxie-aka "Fuzzybuttz", Angel Tuxie 6/9-1 yr an Angel, Ikey & Mudgie...Sisters, Angel Poofy, Chumley~5/19~2 yrs of being an Angel!!, Angel Sammy 2/10/13 RIP Angel, Booboo & baby bro Fuzz & Kiekie.

12/29/2011 11:53.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kieke & all the sweet kitties....
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^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 28th

*Today I am so happy to bring you more of your pawtastic naming stories!*

ZABOO tells us that he was named after the kids’ show that starred a lemur & 2 brothers that talked about/showed different animals (#35764). Mom said he looked & acted like the lemur when he first arrived at his furever home! Patches loves her name, and says it fits her like a soft leather glove!

SPONGIE has an interesting story, and in case you haven’t guessed, Mom got his name from the SpongeBob cartoon! When he was little, Mom said he looked just like a little yellow sponge, soft and cuddly (without the SpongeBob pants & tie)...(#72539).

PETE shared about his family names, too! His name was going to be “Sweet Pea” as a tribute to his catmom, Peanut Butter Marie! But, it turned out that he was a boy kitty...so he became Sweet Pete; Dad usually calls him Peter (#72572)! TALLEY was found as a nearly dead seven week old kitten at Mom & Dad’s rental property, on the corner of Bruce & Tallulah Streets. Angel Sylvia Seville was abandoned in a house that Mom & Dad were looking to purchase; they didn’t get the house, but rescued sweet Sylvie. Ms. Murphy is named after one of the kitties in the Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown Mysteries. Raven was named by their daughter-in-law who thought Raven’s glossy black fur was like a Raven’s wing. Maggie & Lucy-Fur were named before they came into the family. SInce they had already changed homes, it was thought best not to change their names, too.

CALLIE saw her name in the list of purrsonality traits #89317! Mom usually tries to give her kitties unusual names unless a particular name fits their purrsonality. At one time, she had a long-haired black cat that had a few white hairs around his neck, and named him FRECKLES!

KATO is named after the Green Hornet’s sidekick, Kato! He always arrived just in time to save the Green Hornet and pounced on his victim, and that’s just what Kato loves to do.....pounce! (#107339)

MYSTIC MAY was named “Sunshine” by the shelter in Ohio before coming to her furever home. That name just didn’t seem to fit a long-haired BLACK cat! (#139688)

MAIA also has a special name! Mom wanted a memorable name for her, so she was named for the “Mayan Princess of May”; she was also adopted in the month of May...something Mom will always remember! (#163485)



*Thank you for sharing, sweet kitties! More of your wonderful love stories tomorrow!*
WIth love from Charlotte

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

12/28/2011 10:05.58 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kieke & all the sweet kitties....
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 23rd
THE CAT AND THE CHRISTMAS STAR (Continued)

By the time Christmas Eve had arrived, Linda still had not. He had been missing for eight days. After spending the church service and our Christmas Eve dinner distracted by my sadness and anxiety, I glumly went to bed where I dutifully prayed once more that God would bring Linda home. Then exhausted, I fell into a deep sleep.
Several hours later, my clock radio blinked 11:59 P.M. I suddenly awoke. It was rare for me to wake in the middle of the night; I’d always been a sound sleeper. But as I lay in the darkness, I was fully awake and consumed with a desire to get up and look at the stars outside.
For several years, I’d had a personal Christmas Eve tradition of scanning the sky for the brightest star, which I liked to imagine was the “Christmas star.” Whether it was actually the North Star that led the ancient wise men to baby Jesus in the manger, I didn’t know. But I enjoyed viewing it anyway, and usually looked for it before I went to bed on Christmas Eve. As I lay there wondering why I was awake all of a sudden, I realized that I hadn’t even bothered to look for it this year. Eagerly, I leapt from my bed and peeked through the blinds on my bedroom window, but I couldn’t discern any stars. Then a thought came to me with surprising strength. Try the front door. Now.
The thought of opening the door to the icy wind outside didn’t excite me, but somehow, I felt, I had to find the Christmas Star. So I unfastened both locks and swung the door open. Shivering in my nightgown, I scanned the sky until a silvery white dot came into view. The Christmas star! At that moment, I knew that no matter where Linda was, or if he ever returned, God still cared for me.
I stared at the star for a moment, then reached for the door to pull it shut, looking down to the front stoop as I did so. And then I saw him - Linda - thin, shivering and reeking of gasoline. He sat quietly before me. His green eyes searched mine, as if to say, “I’m sorry. Will you take me back?’ Immediately, I scooped him up. But before I closed the door, I stood with Linda in my arms to gaze once more at the Christmas star. Then I said a prayer of thanks to the God who watches over all his creation - from the most distant star to the purring cat I held closely.
~Whitney Von Lake Hopler~ "Chicken Soup for the Soul - Loving our Cats"

Sweet kitties! Since my family gathers together for a family day on Christmas Eve, I won’t be online Saturday, December 24th. I would ask that you not worry about voting for me over this Christmas weekend....it’s such a precious time for you to spend with your families and all those you treasure and hold dear. I wish you peace, joy, love, and a most glorious and blessed Christmas. And I wish the same blessings of peace, joy and love to our friends who are observing the beautiful traditions of Hanukkah. WIth love, Charlotte

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

12/23/2011 03:51.25 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kieke & all the sweet kitties....
^~^ CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 22nd

I have a very special story to share with you in the spirit of this beautiful Christmas season. May it warm you heart as you read the story of
THE CAT AND THE CHRISTMAS STAR, by Whitney Von Lake Hopler.
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“Tears fell from my eyes onto the poster board below and mixed with the ink from the felt marker I was using to write “Missing: Gray tabby cat with white paws and green eyes.”

Linda, my missing cat, had shared a close relationship with me ever since I adopted him about two years before. Despite the fact that I had given him a female name (after an exam, our vet mistakenly told us he was female and we didn’t find out the truth until much later), he didn’t seem to mind. And even now, when we had taken him from his familiar South Carolina neighborhood and moved him to Virginia, he seemed to bear it well.

Linda continued to faithfully greet me every day when I returned home from school. But my younger sister had recently adopted a kitten, and Linda hadn’t taken this change well. The image of the hurt look he had given me after meeting the kitten was still etched vividly in my memory.

One night soon afterward, he didn’t come home for his evening meal, and none of my repeated calls throughout the neighborhood brought him running. The cheerfulness of the Christmas decorations on the houses failed to excite me the way they usually did. I went to bed reluctantly, certain he would turn up first thing the next morning. But I was wrong. And after two days, I started to panic.

Frantically, I dialed the local animal shelter, but no cats fitting his description had come in. So, with my family’s help, I’d made and distributed the posters and even found a local radio station willing to announce Linda’s disappearance and plead for his return. Every day after school, I spent hours either on foot or bike scanning the neighborhood for him and calling his name until my voice was hoarse. Every night in bed I asked God to bring him home. ***(to be continued)***

***I’ll share the conclusion with you tomorrow***
Loving hugs & purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/22/2011 02:11.32 AM Report This Comment
HI Sweet Furiend Kiekie.....
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ DECEMBER 19TH

Happy Monday, Sweet kitties! I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you for your prayers and concern for Dad. His vision is slowly improving, and for that we are very thankful. He appreciates the love and care you have shown to him.
I have been enjoying all of your purrsonal notes. Just in case I missed any of your questions or comments, please let me know. It’s been great hearing about how you celebrate the holidays, and how you handle issues of safety for your fur babies!

Mom finally finished decorating the Christmas tree, and put a few holiday touches around the house. She took some pictures of me while I was half asleep...the tiny tree in the picture with me is the Angel tree that Mom puts out every year in memory of Angel Mittens, and all of the sweet angel kitties.

This week is filled with anrticipation of joyous celebrations! Chanukkah, the beautiful eight day festival of lights begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 20th and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December 28th. We are blessed to be able to celebrate Hanukkah with family members. They enrich our lives with the history of the miracle of of lights and the meaning of their customs and traditions!

Christmas Eve is the day that our whole family comes over to Mom and Dad’s house.
They have a special dinner, give gifts, and attend candelight service at church to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Since we’ve been looking at names, I discovered that the word “Christmas” originated as a compound meaning “Christ’s Mass”. This year Christmas Day is on Sunday!

More Holiday mews!::::::::GinGin has invited all kitties to join the CC choir again this year! She has arranged to have Hanukkah music, Christmas music, secular, winter, and Native American music! You will find all of the details on the CMR page #46883! Thank you, GinGIn! ...do, re, mi, fa, la la!!!

As you joyfully pounce through the halls of CC today, please remember to stop by for a visit with Dayzee #215407 and leave a vote so she can win her very own COTD badge on Tuesday!

***Happy Birthday to Sir Pushkin #205156! This is a very special birthday for him, a true celebration of his life!

Have a beautiful and blessed day, sweet kitties!
With love from your furiend, Charlotte

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

12/19/2011 11:30.48 AM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & sweet kitties....
Thank you for your wonderful notes to Dad. Your love, support and healing prayers are a precious gift, and our family is very thankful for your kindness.

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^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 16th

Today we’re going to look at a very important subject: Toxic Plants & Flowers.
During the holidays, our families bring different flowers and plants into our homes, and they also give them as gifts during the holiday season. Some of these can cause serious problems and even death for us kitties and doggies if we actually ingest them.....

Your pawrents are very smart, and they probably know this already. The only plants that are considered non-toxic to pets are:

*Christmas Palm
*Christmas Dagger Fern
*Christmas Orchid

The most toxic plants are : Holly, Amaryllis, and Mistletoe. These plants can cause everything from abdominal pain, drooling, tremors, vomiting, diarrhea, and depression.
Misletoe, in particular, can also cause breathing problems, it can slow the heart rate down, cause a collapse, and if too much was ingested, death can occur. Some pets have even shown erratic behavior and may have had hallucinations.

Also Included with Holly & Amaryllis is the Thanksgiving Cactus, Chrysanthemum, Christmas Rose, and Burning Bush. Another extremely toxic plant is the Jerusalem Cherry which, in addition to the other signs, causes mouth ulcers, seizures, mental depression, respiratory depression, shock and death.

Less toxic plants are the Poinsettia and Christmas Cactus, which are considered to have a low level of toxicity. However, ingestion can still cause irritation to the mouth and stomach, and sometimes vomiting. Please take care and be safe, sweet kitties.

Sending lots of love and furry hugs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/16/2011 09:46.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & sweet kitties....
{Dad is feeling so much better today! He is recovering from his eye surgery, and sending big hugs of appreciation for all of your prayers and thoughtful notes.
Thank you, sweet furiends ! }

^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 15th

Ok, kitties! Now that you’ve decided to enjoy the holidays in the comfort of your own home, lets look at some of the ways that you can be included in your family’s Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations......

*You could be the star of your pawrent’s holiday cards!
But that might require dressing up in a cute holiday outfit!

*You could meow to Mom that you need some pampering.....help her plan a special grooming session and consider having your nails painted alternately red and green, or blue and silver, to celebrate the season.

*Once you are all perfectly groomed, you can show yourself off in a pet parade, or special holiday events where pets are invited.. you definitely need to have a special holiday picture taken with Santa

*Maybe there’s a church in your town that does the blessing of the animals

*If your family celebrates Hanukkah and a poochie lives at home, there are special cookies, cupcakes and brownies at the doggie bakery, and you can find Latkes & Applesauce Bark Bars at the pet supply store! And for you a seafood buffet is suggested!

*And best of all, sweet kitties, is to have some simple quiet time for bonding with your family over a cup of Catsip- the best holiday eggnog ever approved for cats!

*Then you can help Mom bake up some yummy treats to share with your kitty furiends! Have fun and enjoy!

GOBBLE-UPS

1 cup cooked turkey or chicken
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon margarine
1 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine turkey or chicken, broth and margarine. Add flour to make a soft dough. Add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time if dough is too sticky. Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutter, or break of pieces and form into interesting shapes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets. Makes about 30 treats.
(PetPlace.com)

Thank you, sweet kitties! Have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to vote:

***There’s a COTD Shout Out today for our dear furiend SIMBA #16612 of the BHG!****

Loving hugs and purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/15/2011 05:35.59 PM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & sweet kitties....
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^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 13th

I love reading your sweet notes, and fun responses to the question of kitty kat etiquette.
It seems that most of you prefer to stay home for the holidays, & have excellent manners.....just like me!
But for those of you who might need to travel, I have some helpful questions your pawrents can ask of your potential host or hostess:

*Ask how the family really feel about animals
*Are the children of the house afraid of them
*Does the family know what to expect from a four-legged visitor
*if they have pets of their own, how do their animals get along with others

*Ask if there will be a separate room for you and your pawrents to hang out and chill together, just in case their kids decide to scare you, or their pet makes some threatening moves! They might suggest keeping you in a crate in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle...but that is not an acceptable solution for a visiting pet!
(petplace.com)
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I have more names of precious CC furiends.....

***ANDERSON: - From a surname - meaning: Son of Andrew
Origin: English

***AIMEE: - Beloved Friend ----Origin: French

***ARIA: - Melody----Origin: Italian

***LOKI : - From Norse legend & mythology

***MILO : - From Miles: Soldier----Origin: Greek

***SHILO-H : - Tranquil ----Origin: Hebrew

***MARLEY: - From a surname of a place meaning “Pleasant Wood” Origin: Old English

***MILLIE: - From Millicent: meaning: Ambitious----Origin: Greek

***KATHY: - Pure ---Origin: Celtic
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Have a beautiful Tuesday, sweet kitties!
Loving hugs & purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/13/2011 08:46.24 PM Report This Comment
Hi Kiekie & sweet kitties....
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^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 12th
As we look at our next list. I see names that can refer to the color of our coats, or be otherwise descriptive!!
Names for White Cats:
Alaska...Angel....Aspen... .Bianca....Blanco....Blizzard. ...Casper....China....Cloud. ...Comet....Cotton....Eskimo. ...Frosty....Icicle.....Ice. ....Igloo.....Ivory.....Krystal. ...Marshmallow.....Milky.. ...Opal.....Pearl.....Powder. .Qtip.....Snowball.....Snowflake. ....Snowy.....Sugar....Vanilla....Winter.

Names for Black Cats:
Ashes....Blackie....Blackjack. ...Cinders....Ebony....EIght Ball......
Midnight....Ninja....Onyx. ...Panther...Pepper...Phantom. ..Pitch...Raven....Sabrina. ..Shadow...Smokey...Spade....Spooky..
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I will also be sharing some very helpful information about CAT ETIQUETTE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! I never knew there was such a thing! The question is....do you like to travel with your family when they go visiting for the holidays? Maybe you don’t even know that it’s Hanukkah or Christmas, or Kwanzaa, but these holidays are very special to your family. So lets look at the reasons why they should consider how you feel about holiday visits:

***It’s entirely possible that not every hostess---or pet, for that matter---can deal with a holiday visit.

***Many pets may not enjoy being away from their comfy home, and they really don’t look forward to playing with Aunt Bessie’s kitty or toy poodle!

***Too many visitors can be annoying and your fun loving pet can turn snappy!

***Then there is all of that rich holiday food just waiting to be discovered & gobbled up!

***Decorations are everywhere, and what self-respecting kitty can resist climbing the Christmas tree!

***And what if you just happen to have an...”accident” ...on the carpet. Of course, you were nervous....it’s not your fault.....maybe the host will shrug it off, but who knows!

Tomorrow, we’ll continue the subject of Cat Etiquette with questions to ask your potential host or hostess!

Have a beautiful and blessed day!
Loving hugs and purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/12/2011 02:04.09 PM Report This Comment
Dear Kiekie.....
We are so saddened to learn that three of our precious furiends have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge ...Angel Sugar #62813, Angel Blossie #217963, and Angel TIllie #40831.
Their families are heartbroken and need to know that we are praying for them to have comfort and peace in this time of loss and sadness. Lets join paws with GinGin and all of the CC kitties and send our love and prayers to the families of these dear sweet Angels. Your compassion and love is a precious gift for these families who in mourning today.
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^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ - December 10th
Hi Sweet Kitties! I have been enjoying all of your wonderful visits and sweet notes :)
Today we are going to look at more names that are descriptive of your distinctive looking fur! You might be known as...............

CURLY....FLUFFLES....FLUFFY. ...FUZZY....SCRUFFY....SILKY...VELVET....WOOLY

Or your name might describe your markings:
BOOTS....DOMINO....FRECKLES. ...MITTENS....PANDA....PATCHES....SOCKS....SOX.
...SPECKLES....SPOT...TIPPY
“”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””- - ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
We also have more CC kitties names & meanings:}

***JOSIE*** ---“God Will Add” ++++Origin: American

***MAE *** -- “From the name Mary” ++++Origin: Celtic

***CHERISH***- “to treasure & care for; to treat with tenderness & affection”++++
a girl’s name;+++Origin: English and Old French

***DESTINY*** -- “For which you were meant to do” ++++Origin: American

***CLAY*** --- “Immortal” ++++ Origin: English

***SHEBA**** -- “From the Queen of Sheba” ++++Origin: Arabic

***BO ***** - “Strong and Fast” ++++Origin: Hebrew

***ELI ***** - “From the name Elijah”++++Origin: Hebrew

***ABBY**** - “God is Joy” ++++Origin: Hebrew

***CLOVE ***** - “Meadow Flower” ++++Origin: English

***FRANCIS*** - “Free” ++++Origin: Latin

***MURPHY*** - “Sea Warrior” ++++Origin: Celtic

***CHARLOTTE**- “Feminine” ++++Origin: French

***CARLY **** - “Strong One” ++++Origin: American
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I’ll be posting a meowsy blog on the CMR page on Sunday. Then I’ll be back to visit you purrsonally at the beginning of the week! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!
Loving hugs and purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/10/2011 07:35.12 PM Report This Comment
HI Keike!
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^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS ^~^ - December 9th
Names can also be the color of your fur!!! If that’s you, then you may find your special name here!!!

Perhaps you are a Kittie Kat whose fur is in gorgeous shades of Brown! Then, your name might be: :
Brownie....Bruno....Cadbury. ...Coco....Fudge....Hershey. ...Java....Kit-Kat....Nestle....Snickers!!!

Or maybe you are an Orange Kitty or one with Golden tones!
Could your name be: Amber....Blondie....Brandy. ...Buttercup....Butterscotch. ...Caramel....Ginger....Goldie. ...Honey...Peanut....Pumpkin. ...Red..Rusty...Sandy....Taffy???

And then there are names for kitties who are Black and White, purely Black, and purely White! We’ll look at those soon!

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(((More safety tips to help keep us kitties and doggies safe during the holiday season and beyond! )))

Since we kitties love to eat, lets look at why we shouldn’t eat table scraps...even though we may beg and plead!
>The main reason is that table scraps are too fatty for our digestive systems, and can give us severe stomach upsets, and occasionally, trigger a possibly fatal pancreatic inflammation!

>And remember that chocolate is very toxic to all of us pets. Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine, and even a single ounce of pure chocolate can be lethal to a small cat. Dark and unsweetened baking chocolate are most dangerous. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, hyperactivity and seizures. Yikes!!

>It’s also good to know that chicken and turkey bones are highly dangerous; they can splinter and puncture your stomach or intestines.

> Just to be safe, meow at your family to make sure they put garbage into tightly covered cans,,,that way we won’t get tempted! Pawrents are very smart....they probably do that anyway!

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Have a wonderful Friday, sweet kitties!
WIth loving hugs and purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/09/2011 08:02.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Furiend Keike!
Thank you, sweet kitties, for coming by with your own mewsings!
Here are more of your own very special names!
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 8th
“”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””- ””””””””””””””
***LILY - Beautiful, Blossoming Flower>>> Origin: Latin

***PIERRE - A Rock >>> Origin: French

***BETTY - Consecrated to God>>>Origin: Hebrew

***MALACHI - My Messenger >>>Origin: Hebrew

***QUINCY - Fifth Son’s World >>>French

***RICKY - Powerful - Rich >>>Origin: American
***MARTIN - Warlike >>>Origin: Latin

***EDDIE - Wealthy Guardian >>>Origin: American

***MILES - Soldier >>> Origin: Greek

***EMMY - Admiring >>>Origin: Latin

***BRIGHTON - Bright Town>>>Origin: English

***JEWEL - Joy >>>Origin: French

***HENRY - Ruler of the home >>>German

***SASSY - Playful or feisty >>>American

***HARLEY - Wild spirited>>>Origin: Hebrew

***SYLVESTER - From the Forest >>>Origin: English

***CODY - A Cushion >>>English

***BUSTER - Joy >>>Origin: English

‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’- ’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’- ’
More safety tips to help you and your pawrents safely enjoy the Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s holidays!

****Candles are a great attraction to pets, so it’s best not to leave them alone in a room with a Menorah or candelabra blazing - the swish of a tail can be disastrous.

****There is no perfectly pet-safe ornament. They can be ingested and cause an intestinal obstruction. Pet safer ornaments are plastic or wood. Avoid using edible ornaments. And it’s better not to place any ornaments on the lower limbs.

*****NO HOOKS: Check your ornaments and replace hooks with a loop of yarn, ribbons light weight twine, or string tied in a knot. Ornaments often fall from the tree and pets may catch their mouths on or swallow the hooks.

****Tinsel is very dangerous....it has sharp edges and can cause cuts in the mouth. If swallowed, can block intestines, causing decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, listlessness and weight loss. Treatment usually involves surgery.

****If you have a natural tree, it’s best not to use preservatives in the stand water. They can be toxic to your pets. Cover the stand to prevent a thirsty pet from drinking the water. Bitter apple can be sprayed on lower branches for persistent
chewers.

***OUTDOOR HAZARDS: Even a small amount of antifreeze is extremely toxic. It has a sweet taste that attracts animals, but can cause permanent kidney damage or death. The lethal dose is one teaspoon per two pounds of body weight. Don't let your pets drink from puddles, and be sure to clean paws when a pet comes in from the outdoors.

***Rock salt can irritate a pet's footpads. Make sure you rinse and dry them carefully. To soften them and prevent cracking, smear them with a small amount of petroleum jelly.

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

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

12/08/2011 12:02.09 PM Report This Comment
Good Morning Keike!
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^December 7th
Thank you, sweet kitties, for coming by with your wonderful support and for sharing the fun you had when you found your name & the names of your furiends...today we have:.........
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ARTEMIS----Goddess of the Moon & Hunt~~~Origin: Greek

SUKI ----- ---Beloved~~~Origin: Japanese

MIA -----------Mine ~~~~ Origin: Latin

CHLOE-------Verdant & blooming ~~~~Origin: Greek

EVIE --------- Life ~~~~Origin: Hebrew

CASEY -------Brave~~~Origin: Celtic

FELICITY-----Happiness~~~~Origin: Latin

DEAN----------Head, Leader~~~~~Origin: English

JESSEE ------Wealthy~~~~~Origin: Hebrew
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*****The Christmas season is in full swing, and Christmas trees have been seen riding on the tops of cars all over my town! Let’s look at some suggestions on tree safety that have been provided by petplace.com that will help your pawrents insure the safety of all family pets:

*****If possible, pick an area where the tree can be enjoyed by the family without becoming a “climbing toy” for your pet. Center the tree on a large piece of plastic sheeting or a “tree bag”. At the end of the season, this will catch any pine needles and prevent them from being chewed or swallowed by your pet.
***** Cats-especially kittens-love to climb trees. Many a tree has been sent swaying with a happy kitten on top. Kittens can be injured if the trees or ornaments fall and break. Dogs can knock over a tree by rubbing against or playing under it.
If you can, place the tree in a corner and secure it from two sides to small hooks in the walls. Another trick is to place a small hook in the ceiling above the tree and use clear fishing line from the top of the tree to the hook. Apply gentle tension and tie. The clear line is invisible.

Secure electrical cords by positioning them higher than the pet can reach or hiding them with special covers. Puppies and kittens will chew on anything, and cords can cause serious injury, electrocution, or even death.

***More good safety suggestions to follow tomorrow.....
Loving hugs & purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/07/2011 03:47.02 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Furiend Keike
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 5th
Hi sweet furiends! I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you for sharing your naming stories! They are just so precious and I can’t wait to share them with everyone! We are half way through our first list of names, and there is so much more to come that I hope you will find interesting! *-*
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16. GEORGE - Cats named George are laid back, the cat “dude”....love to sleep and eat.....tend to be on the heavy side. Origin: Greek - Meaning: Earthworker, farmer

17. ROCKY - have big personalities.....often playful and strong....can be either big or small...may be dominant. Origin: English - Meaning: A Rocky Reef

18. BAILEY - often loyal and good-natured....very trainable....smart, eager to please and respond well to obedience training. Origin: English....Meaning: Baliff;
Trusted Guardian.

19. TOBY - have a friendly and often energetic demeanor with sweet personalities....can be described as “cool”....loyal companions. Origin: Greek....Meaning: From Tobias - The Goodness is God; God is good.

20. MILO - A cool cat name, often associated with cats that are independent and loving....sweet cats with a certain kindness....often get on well with other cats.
Origin: Czech.....Meaning: Being the Best.
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16. JASAMINE - often used for beautiful cats with lovely coloring....sweet and precious cats with loving personalities....favorite pastime is eating!
Origin: Persian....Meaning: Colorful

17. PATCHES - a name used on cats with fur focal spots of different colors....have big personalities.....love life and generally people oriented....appreciate having a loving home & are wonderful pets. Origin: American English.....
Meaning: Scrap, bit or piece.

18. SASHA - often come in a variety of sizes and shapes.....eager to please....very “caring” cats...are good listeners and love it when you talk to them....like to go on walks and spend quiet time with you. Origin: Greek....
.Meaning: Defending men; helpmate.

19. GRACIE - graceful, agile and sweet...can be described as sincere and devoted companions...often energetic and like to play....often have an inner “wild streak” that occasionally comes out. Origin: Latin....Meaning: Faithful.

20. PRECIOUS - Cats named Precious are loving cats with loyal owners....prefer to be indoors only in a safe environment....love to be loved and pampered, and give lots of love in return. Origin: English.....Meaning: Loved;
Highly Valued.

Have a beautiful and blessed day, sweet kitties!
Loving hugs and purrs from Charlotte

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12/05/2011 12:11.07 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Furiend Kiekie!
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 3rd

So far, we have looked at some of the names that pawrents love to give their kitties when they’re just tiny little kits. You may have a name that you grew into, with traits that can be easily identified. There are some kitties that don’t seem to fit into a category at all. Such is the independent spirit of the cat!

11. OSCAR - Most Oscar’s are independent .....have fun personalities, and are generally eager to please. Origin: Old Norse - Meaning: Divine Spear; a fighter for God.

12. LUCKY - Cats named Lucky may have suffered an unfortunate experience followed by being rescued.....are happy and well meaning....loving and loyal. Origin: English
Meaning: Happiness and having good luck

13. JAKE - love to play and love to sleep....are fun-loving and happy cats...have that “boy next door” appeal! Origin: Hebrew - Meaning: Supplanter; to fill the place of another.

14. SEBASTIAN - have very unique and distinct personalities....independent, not afraid to be by themselves. Origin: Latin - Meaning: from Sebasta

15. JACK - love life and can truly be man’s best friend.....are mixed & purebred cats....often described as “quiet”. Origin: English - Meaning: God is Forgiving or God’s Gracious Gift.
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11.SOPHIE - can be creative and like to play.....often described as sincere and sweet....prefer people over the company of other cats. Origin:Greek - Meaning: Wisdom

12. BABY - Cats named Baby are often spoiled in a good way.....generally sweet cats with extremely pretty facial features! Origin: American English - Meaning: Young, innocent and sweet.

13. MAGGIE - prefer to be with their owners than on their own....are happy and mild-mannered...love to be loved and give tons of love back in return.....like to communicate with whines and barks or with their eyes. Origin: Greek - Meaning: From Margaret; a Pearl.

14. ZOE - are often strong leaders....can be quiet and thoughtful....seem to read your mind at times....prefer your company over anything else. Origin: Greek -Meaning: Life

15. CALLIE - most Callies are calico colored - meaning they have 3 colors....most all calico cats are female and beautiful....the 3 colors make calicos a very striking cat.
Origin: Greek - Meaning: Most beautiful.

Thank you, sweet kitties! On Sunday I will post a blog on the CMR page, but no personal blogging that day.....then I’ll be back on Monday with more interesting facts about names and their meanings.
Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!
Loving hugs & purrs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/03/2011 12:34.19 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Furiend Kiekie!
^~^CHARLOTTE'S MEWSINGS -December 1st

I am so excited and honored to be here as your December COTM candidate!
Today is the first day of my Catpaign: “What’s In A Name”? Names can be very revealing, especially if your name is the color of your coat! There are names for kitties who are orange, white, black, brown, gray, and even names for multi-colored kitties! Some names are based on your fur, your markings, and some names even reveal your size! And then there are names that describe your traits and reveal all about your purrsonality!

So let’s start by looking at the characteristics and traits that are associated with some of the most popular cat names. Here are the first five male and female names:

1.MAX - Cats named MAX are generally happy cats...like to be petted and groomed....
are fun-loving....trustworthy companions...can be fiercely independent!
Origin: Latin - Meaning: A Salmon Basin or large spring

2. TIGGER - Many are considered to be sweet cats...love life and are people oriented. Origin: English - Meaning: Cute Cat

3. SMOKEY - Cats named SMOKEY are often grey in color....wonderful cats....gentile and sweet. Origin: English - Meaning: result of being on fire; gray hazy color.

4. OLIVER - Can be eager to get into things....many are keen chewers and need play time and chew toys. Origin: French - Meaning: Elf Army; Symbol of Peace.

5. SIMBA - Cats named SImba are regal and beautiful cats....have a stately presence and look distinguished...often pose for a photo opportunity....loving and sweet dispositions....generally love to sleep! Origin: Swahili - Meaning: Lion

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1. CHLOE - Very loving and loyal personalities....are often larger breed cats....aim to please...can be “care-free”. Origin: Greek - Meaning: Greek Shoot or fresh young blossom.

2. LUCY - Lucy is a name often given to spoiled cats...smart and good problem solvers...very alert! Origin: Latin - Meaning: Light and learning.

3. CLEO - Most Cleo’s are beautiful with lovely coats....a regal personality....like attention...love a soft bed and like to be petted. Origin: Latin - Meaning: Patrician, aristocratic & noble.

4. PRINCESS - Most are smaller breed cats....like to look “pretty”, and are often dressed in pink clothes, collar, or bandanas....show a lot of charisma to their owners.
Origin: English - Meaning: Royal Daughter

5.ANGEL - Thoughtful, loving, very loyal, quiet & tranquil....often suspicious of strangers....trustworthy friends and good at keeping secrets! Origin: English - Meaning: Angel, Messenger, Kind & Lovable.

WIth loving hugs and purrs from Charlotte
***to be continued***

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

12/01/2011 12:49.54 PM Report This Comment
Hi Keikie
Your avatar is absolutely gorgeous (and so are you)! We saw it in the Avatar Gallery & just had to come meet you. -- Evie & family

Come visit me, OJ & MJ's Wedding ~ Vote Mimi #184008 for COTM!, Evie ♥ Angel Shai, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, ~ A. Mallow ♥ O.J ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ 2 wonderful years!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥, Dame Mojo BB ~ the sky's the limit! & Angel Shai & Evie's Wedding.

10/28/2011 08:31.38 PM Report This Comment
Hello Kiekie!
Your avatar will be on the Gallery page. A good one.

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10/27/2011 06:59.56 PM Report This Comment
HI Sweet Furiend Kiekie!
Wow! I can't get over our freckles being in the same spot....maybe it's really a beauty mark, since we're both beautiful calico's. Although I think you are so stunning with your long luxirious coat.

So great to know that your family is familiar with all of the places Mom mentioned. Mom gets homesick a lot, but Dad's health is failing, and she can't plan any trips to visit for a while. And now the holiday season is almost here.....where did all of that time go Mom wants to know!

Well, I'll be looking for you at the hockey games....I like to be there even when I don't have a game so I can cheer everyone on. So maybe we can sit together next time and meow for Chumley together!

Hugs,
Charlotte

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10/26/2011 03:39.28 PM Report This Comment
Hi Beautiful Furiend Kiekie!
Hope you were able to make your hockey game on Friday. Mom wanted to stop by to cheer everyone on, but the day got away from her and the evening was all rushed. I had one game last Sunday, and the next one is tomorrow. Looking forward to it.....I was a star player the first game....that was a big surprise!

Yep..... Mom is familiar with Uniontown....she grew up in North Braddock, but since most people don't know where it is, saying the Pittsburgh area is easier for people to relate to. But most of the summers were spent in Irwin, on the farm of a family friend, surrounded by many kitties and lots of farm animals.
Mom still has family living in Oakmont, McKeesport, Irwin, and Murrysville.
There was a streetcar that ran through a lot of the towns, and that was the main way to get around those days. It had a certain kind of charm, but wasn't very fast!
Mom couldn't get over the fact that there is a subway in Pittsburgh now.... progress cannot be stopped!
You are living in the best place of all!.......Mom has the best memories of those days spent out in the country surrounded by the beauty of God's creation.
Have a beautiful and blessed weekend.
With love,
Charlotte

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10/15/2011 06:02.26 PM Report This Comment
Hi Beautiful Furiend Kiekie!
I always look forward to meowing with you, and now I'll be able to meow about the hockey games. Mom grew up in the PIttsburgh area, but didn't know much about hockey then...but loved to watch the Pirates and the Steelers....she still has a terrible towel!!! But since Dad has always watched all of the sports on TV, Mom learned about hockey when the NY Islanders were contending for the Stanley Cup in the 1980's.
But when any of the PA. teams are playing, Mom roots for them ( silently....to keep the peace)>!
Hope your Mom is feeling well, and having better days. So many of the meds we take have side effects that are sometimes worse than the condition we're trying to treat.
I'll look for you at Angel Chumley's games....if it's really crowded and not easy to meow with you, I'll wave my paws and jump up and down!
Have a beautiful and blessed day, sweet furiend.
Hugs,
Charlotte

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

10/13/2011 08:34.16 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Furiend Kiekie!
I looove your avatar....how did your Mom do all of that? It looks so much like you, and almost like a photo! Mom tried a couple but then they disappeared....I meowed at her to try again, so she's gonna find some time to take the Avatar classes that Missee is giving. Poor Mom is so challenged on many levels....she's still trying to find herself.....i didn't even know she was lost!

So glad you liked our poem.....Mom thought about all of the sweet kitties we know when she read that poem....she had to read it to me, too! I love to paw the keys on her laptop as soon as she opens it up....i don't think anything else should be on her lap but me!
I'm so sorry about Angel Chumley....it's not easy to experience that kind of loss...I'm so glad, though, that he's still gonna be playing hockey...there are a lot of angels on the teams....
I'll be playing mouse hockey this season, too....I signed up and Capt. Sugar needed a few players, so now I am learning how to be a Fierce Feline! I've been to some of the practices, and had a lot of fun meowing with all of the kitties......what team is Angel Chumley on? are you going to come to the games too, and your family! Hope so....it will be fun seeing you all!

Have a beautiful and blessed day!
Lots of love and furry hugs from Charlotte

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

10/07/2011 07:56.07 PM Report This Comment
HI Kiekie!
Wow! Your profile picture is just awesome! How have you been, sweet calico friend!
I enjoy seeing your family at hockey practice...I've been practicing, sort of.....looking forward to playing in my first game!
I’d like to share this lovely poem, and hope that you enjoy it!

CATS ARE WONDERFUL FRIENDS
Author Unknown

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal & quote: all is well
and show more love than words could tell.

Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side--
A friendship that takes time to grow--
Small wonder why we love them so.



Leaving you with caring thoughts
WIth love from Charlotte



(Thank You Catstuff Poetry)

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10/06/2011 08:40.50 AM Report This Comment
Hi hi hi hi!!!!!!!
I am sooooo sorry about chunky :( my mommy's dog deid a year ago and she still cries when she talks about him

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08/05/2011 06:13.13 AM Report This Comment
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