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Pinkie LaRue

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Hi! My name is Pinkie LaRue

I am Domestic Mediumhair from Lake Jackson, TX

Nicknames: Miss LaRue, Pinks, Wild Thing; The Pinkster; Pinkie-Dink; Little Katie Curt-tail

Age: 6 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: Can leap tall boxes in a single bound. Makes sure Ben Jonson gets his daily exercise. Every night after I get into bed, she jumps up on the bed, purrs and kneads on my arm (I have to make sure the covers are pulled up cuz those little claws hurt!) After a couple of minutes she stops and goes down by my feet and curls up to go to sleep.

My favorite tricks and treats are: she hides behind the shower curtain and pounces on the toes of people using the bathroom. and Science Diet w/d crunchy food. They only get a little each day for treats.

Where I hang out: Depends on the time of day.

My favorite grubs: Whatever Ben is eating.

My pet peeves: Pinkie gets scared if she is held in a confining way. She doesn't like when Ben won't play with her. Absolutely no tummy touching.

What I love about my owners: She gave me a home after my old family dumped me and drove away. I know I will never again have to look for food or a place to live. My mom loves me. Also, she throws bouncy balls for me to chase after!

My cat hobbies: Chase after soft bouncy balls, play with Ben Jonson, snuggle next to Mom on the couch

Pet motto: I'll never be homeless again.

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How We Met

In late January 2010, Pinkie LaRue started showing up in the backyard and looking in through the windows. Ben started talking to her and they seemed to get to recognize each other. After a few days she managed to squeeze her way into the garage through an opening where the clothes washer drain hoses go to the outside (been meaning to seal that up for ages and just never got around to it). Once in the garage she started begging for food. It was very cold outside so I fed her, fixed her a place to sleep, and made an appointment with the vet. We got her spayed, tested, vaccinated, and then put her in the bathroom for a few days so she and Ben could get better acquainted under the door. He has accepted her without any problems. I think that our angel girl, Emily Bronte sent Pinkie to us. She died in Sept. 2009 and Ben was really missing her. He had never been without a cat-friend before. Though he complains about her sometimes, Ben is very happy to have another cat companion. Pinkie LaRue is settled in for good.

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

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1/16/13 Wednesday--- Mid-Week, Mid-Month !
Barney here and our Catpaign is half over! Can you believe? Plus 26 degrees this morning here in Minnesota. The weather guesser says its up and then down to the deep freeze! I've hardly started talking about my current family. All the excitement and celebration the last couple days with Zeus's COTD yesterday! Wow! Now he is sleeping in like a baby. Not a peep yet this morning. If we missed anyone saying thank you for votes, shame on us. You are all precious to us and we are thankful to all. We do want to say Good Morning and Catgrat Fuzzy on his COTD today. May he have as wild and crazy a day today as Zeus did yesterday--- make it happen friends! Today its open, which means tomorrow is a surprise--- ???



Well, we talked about our foster? bro Zeus for a good two days. Today I want to talk about the lady of the house and not mom. Our sister Molly Jean runs the show. She came in as a foster just a bit after I did. I read on her page, mom said I used to give her the evil eye and pick on her-- don't remember that at all! Molly lived a hard life on the streets of Minneapolis. She was probably someone's cute kitten, who was kicked out of the house or let go when she reached the age of puberty/her first heat. People in her neighborhood reported to rescuers that she was living under a porch and had had several litters of kittens, who did not survive. She was still under the porch, it was winter, she looked pregnant and the landlord wanted her gone.
The investigator from mom's group was worried that she might come to a bad end and called to see if we had room, which we did.

Molly had kittens, but they died just after birth. She had a lot of parasites and was malnourished. Mom even waited a bit on her big girl surgery, because she needed to gain some health. The tips of her ears were frostbit.

Well, obviously Molly's life was all uphill from here, but we will have to wait til tomorrow to finish the story. We will tell how she went from an abused street cat to a loving therapy cat, giving back many times to those, who rescued her.

Come visit me, Our Precious Angels #75646 COTD 12/3/13? WOW!, HEFTY #130639-----VFP Goalie/COTD WOW!, Honey #267035 COTD 1/25/14 THANK YOU ALL!, Handy Andy #149735 WOW COTD! THANK YOU ALL!, Our Angel Meezers #74302 ACOTD 2/22/14 Thank You!, Angel Zeus #246330 COTD 1/14/13!, Molly Jean #79742 COTD 4/4/14 OH MY! THANK YOU! & K.Barney #74382, COTD--- THANK YOU ALL!.

01/16/2013 05:35.51 AM Report This Comment
Greetings & a Vote
Coming by dear Pinkie LaRue
With a votey and a purr
for you...
Are you doing okay on your own
without big old black Ben J.?
Be happy in this new mewing year.
Purrs,
PD Budd, poet

Come visit me, Uncle Buddy Budd, Head R.N., Gracie Twinkle-toes, R.N. --in training-, PD Budd, R.N. & the 3 Budd's -Piled Up for Love.

12/29/2012 05:51.38 AM Report This Comment
Good Morning!
Have to tell our news. Mom finally put up a page for Zeus, all his own. She hasn't finished the profile yet, but the important parts are there. Had to take down A.YoYo, but will eventually combine our Angel pages into one or two. Also has to find the right picture for that page or create one. Suggestions are welcomed. Do hope all is well. Mom went to a program called a Resiliency Seminar last night and said a lot of important things were covered. She, however, would have added the importance of animal companions. They talked about the importance of new things and activities to continued brain development, even in older age, and she would add all the ways we add to daily surprises. Trying to catch up with old friends--- haven't made rounds in awhile.

Come visit me, Our Precious Angels #75646 COTD 12/3/13? WOW!, HEFTY #130639-----VFP Goalie/COTD WOW!, Honey #267035 COTD 1/25/14 THANK YOU ALL!, Handy Andy #149735 WOW COTD! THANK YOU ALL!, Our Angel Meezers #74302 ACOTD 2/22/14 Thank You!, Angel Zeus #246330 COTD 1/14/13!, Molly Jean #79742 COTD 4/4/14 OH MY! THANK YOU! & K.Barney #74382, COTD--- THANK YOU ALL!.

11/12/2012 08:48.41 AM Report This Comment
Cat dreams
Cats represent independence, feminine intuition, happiness, harmony, instinct & the stealth secret part deep within our deepest emotions.
••Solid: one color and do not have any stripes.
••Tabbies: Cats w/stripes, have 4 different patterns.
••Torties: mixture of both black and red.
••Pointed: Color is only on the face, feet & tail; points can be solid or tabby.
••With Whites: Any of the above w/white added.

If you dream of a:
•black cat - Wealth, lucky in love
•white cat - Glory, your love is pure
•black & white cat - you love children
••ginger cat - love is in your heart
••tabby cat - you love home comforts
••tortoise-shell cat - take chances
••2-color cat - feelings are intense
••multi-colored cat - you enjoy being w/friends
•pink cat - Faith, you have a secret admirer
•magenta cat - Emotion, you love is powerful
•••ROY-G-BIV: acronym for the sequence of hues in a rainbow. Stand at the rainbow's end.
•red cat - Wisdom, you have a great love
•orange cat - Energy, remember a memorable love
•yellow cat - Understanding, sun shines on your love
•green cat - Prosperity, your love grows
•blue cat - Healing, possible disappointment
•indigo cat - Intuition, you let go of love
•violet cat - Creativity, you dream of love
(> ” ” <)
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,)-Chloe's Spectrum of Life VOTE
www.paws-on-floors.co.uk/dreams.html

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

05/19/2012 04:33.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinky! Im KiKi Chanel but my mom sometimes calls me her wittle fuzzy wabbit!!!!How silly!!!!I dont like it when she calls me that but I love my Mom so Much everything else she does is GREAT!!!!She Spoils me. What you looking at in the sky. A purrrty birdy????Awwww how cute you and your kitty family are!!! i GET INTO MISHIEF sometime will you vote for me!! KiKi stop begging for votes thats my Mama! Gotta go!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

01/22/2012 08:26.28 PM Report This Comment
Nature wisdom
Metamorphosis - transformation - rebirth
Advice From a BUTTERFLY•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`
Let your true colors show - Get out of your cocoon
Take yourself lightly - Look for the sweetness in life
Take time to smell the flowers -Catch a breeze
We can’t all be monarchs!•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´

Symbolizes change in the perspective of self realization
Advice from a DRAGONFLY•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•
Spend time near the water - Be colorful
Enjoy a good reed - Zoom in on your dreams
Appreciate long summer days - Keep your eyes open
Just wing it!•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´

Spark of insight and inspiration
Advice from a FIREFLY•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•
Be full of bright ideas - Pulse with excitement
Have a healthy glow - Delight in summer evenings
Keep a childlike sense of wonder
Set a shining example - Lighten up!•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸

(> ” ” <)...SUNDAY's Flying Insect VOTE
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

www.dragonfly-site.com/meaning-symbolize.html
www.sylvandellpublishing.com/ForCreativeMinds/
MultiplyFly_FCM.pdf

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

01/22/2012 02:16.24 PM Report This Comment
The Legend of the Christmas Tabby
There was no snow that night in Bethlehem. Instead a small cat watched a starry sky from her perch in the window of a stable. She liked the stable, for it was a warm safe place to raise her babies, and the innkeeper sometimes left scraps out for her to nibble. Tabby wasn't particularly distinctive, and most humans didn't look at her twice. After all, her short grey, black fur was quite common. But Tabby's striped coat hid a heart bigger than cat's twice her size.

This night, though, Tabby was out of sorts, for she has not been able to hunt for her dinner. Traveler's had poured into town for days, so noisy they disturbed decent cat folks' rest. They invaded Tabby's quiet stable, a place she had shared before with only other furry creatures. Tabby hadn't minded the human couple, they were more calm than most. She'd left that morning for her rounds, but when she returned the stable was packed with people. From her perch on the window. Tabby watched the last of the strangers leave. She slipped from the window, and padded inside, then froze! Meww meww! cried a tiny voice. A kitten!

Tabby's ears turned this way and that to locate the kitten's voice. It came from the manger. Intent on the mewling that arose from within, Tabby was drawn by this kittenish sound, though she knew her own babies were grown to cat-hood. She tip-toed forward very slowly and passed by a woolly burro, a warm cow and other animals. The woman looked up and saw the striped cat. "Oh little cat", she murmured, "my baby cannot sleep, and nothing calms him this night". She sighed and turned back to the manger. " How grateful I would be if you could bring him some rest."

As Tabby watched, each stable animal step forward and tried to soothe the woman's baby, but the kittenish sounds continued, and finally Tabby could contain herself no longer. Quickly she washed herself: paws, face, and ears, to the very tip of her tail, and then she shyly stepped forward. She leaped gracefully into the manger and stared at the face of the most beautiful baby, human or kitten, she had ever seen. She very carefully drew in her claws and settled down beside him. Forgotten was her empty tummy, she could only hear her heart calling out to this sweet human kitten.

Then Tabby began to purr. This wondrous cat-song filled the stable with over-whelming emotion. The animals listened in awe, and the child's mother smiled as her baby quietly went to sleep. The child's mother placed her hand on Tabby's forehead . "Blessings upon you, Tabby Cat, for this sweet gift given to my child", she said. And where she'd touched Tabby's brow, there appeared an "M", the sign of Madonna's benediction.

From that day forward, all proper Tabby cats are honored with an "M" on their brow for the great service preformed the first Christmas night. And Christmas nights often find Tabby cat staring into the night, purring as they recall a very special ancestor who once sang a baby to sleep.

Peace - Rocky

Come visit me, THE SENIORS~, THE LADIES ~ & THE KIDS ~.

12/18/2011 12:05.35 PM Report This Comment
* Please vote for Mr. Kitty 217260 Mon Dec 12 *
Mr. Kitty showed up at a Senior/Church center one day starving and looking very scruffy. The kitchen ladies took pity on him and began feeding him and when it became obvious he was going to stay, permission was received from the Bishop for him to be cared for on a permanent basis. Mr. Kitty now minds very well and will “go over there and lay down when told.” He loves hanging out under the arts and crafts table but hates other cats invading his home. Please paw on by his page 217260 and leave him a vote for his very own COTD badge. And don’t forget our current COTM candidate, the beautiful Miss Charlotte 196844. I’m sure she would love a visit and vote from you. With purrs of catitude, Love Callie & Sibs for the Catpain & Mews Room

Come visit me, ☆MEWS ROOM~Vote KELSEE #28613 Nov.COTM ☆, COTD Winner Archives, ROYAL KITTY HALL OF FAME, Cat's Meow Resort & Event Center & Sign-up page (COTM or COTD shout-outs).

12/12/2011 03:30.29 AM Report This Comment
Tree decorating 101
Ya gotta love this!

www.fluffytails.ca/christmas.asp

Rocky

Come visit me, THE SENIORS~, THE LADIES ~ & THE KIDS ~.

12/11/2011 11:57.57 AM Report This Comment
Monday mews & fun with the NICE crew
It’s still raining at NICE headquarters. It’s supposed to turn to snow later tonight & the temps are going to remain cold for most, if not all, of the rest of the week. There are Christmas boxes scattered everywhere in the living room right now. I’ve found several interesting things inside of them…including Zaboo…MOL! He got into one & jumped at me as soon as my paws touched the flaps. He can be just as ornery as me at times! Patches & I have been playing hide & seek behind them too. It’s been great fun so far but am looking forward to mom decorating the tree later because she puts beautiful jingle bells on it that are fun to swat at….MOL! Speaking of fun…here’s today’s brain fun of trivia for all you holiday spirited kitties out there.

1. In the song "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer" what did Grandma go to get?
2. What was the first gift my true love sent on the sixth day of Christmas?
3. In what city did Miracle on 34th Street take place? ==========================================
~*~12/05/2011 CC CATCHAT~*~
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~*~Vote COTD for…the JERSEY KITTIES #203304!

*Vote COTM for…CHARLOTTE #196844 so this beautiful calico can brighten our new year as the January COTM!

The rest of today's mews can be seen in my blog on the CMR page #46883.

Please remember you can always find the updated birthday & adoptiversary info on BD Central #73341. The Angel Crossings can be seen at the Rainbow Scoop #63509. We thank them for their hard work in keeping these updated for all of us!
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All of you have been doing a fantastic job in answering my trivia so I’m giving everyone a toy mouse along with a stack of pancakes with catnip syrup for doing so well. The answers for today’s questions are:

1. Her medication
2. Six geese a-laying
3. New York

Thanks for playing with me & for the lovely compliments I’ve been getting from several of you about my “game” this month. The NICE crew is dedicated to sharing laughter, joy, peace & goodwill to all our fellow cats & we’re glad to know so many of you feel the same way! Have a magnificent Monday sweet furiends!

Calico kisses,
Trixie & NICE crew

Come visit me, Q Trixie~Catgrats to COTM QUEEN CARMAN #188523~, Piggy & Sneakers~Vote daily~KELSEE #28613 COTM~, Monkey~Vote KELSEE #26813 daily in November~, Fluffinella ♥ Joey furever, Angel 'Captain' Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, ♥Angel K Zaboo♥ & Patches~Plz vote KELSEE #28613 Nov COTM~.

12/05/2011 06:34.32 AM Report This Comment
*Special Tuesday SHOUT-OUT for AMELIA #168516*
This 15 yr old beauty has just gotten some bad news & could use some extra loving support from the CC community. On Saturday, November 5th, her mom posted the latest results of Mealie’s #168516 biopsy. This sweet kitty has been diagnosed with an Oral Squamous Cell Tumor, which is the same thing that her son, Angel Sir Beanie, was diagnosed with. The tumor is located in a place that is inoperable & Radiation Therapy isn’t an option either due to the location of the tumor. This cancer is very aggressive & progresses rapidly so her family is devastated by the news. While she was at the vet it was also discovered that this beautiful girl had been shot in the left side & the pellet is still in her. This happened before she came to her furever home so this was a complete shock to her family since she’d had no symptoms or problems resulting from the earlier incident. We’d like for this wonderful family to know that the CC community is thinking about them during this difficult time so we’re asking everyone to please stop by to see Amelia #168516 today, Tuesday November 8th. Please paw her a vote & wrap your warm fuzzy paws of furiendship around her & her entire family so they’ll know they’re not alone during this difficult time. *Please be advised that the family may not be able to answer your blogs since the care & comfort of Amelia #168516 is first & foremost in their lives @ this time.

This is Zaboo, NICE crew, Sienna & sibs thanking you sweet kitties for your compassion & support of this beautiful girl!

Come visit me, Q Trixie~Catgrats to COTM QUEEN CARMAN #188523~, Piggy & Sneakers~Vote daily~KELSEE #28613 COTM~, Monkey~Vote KELSEE #26813 daily in November~, Fluffinella ♥ Joey furever, Angel 'Captain' Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, ♥Angel K Zaboo♥ & Patches~Plz vote KELSEE #28613 Nov COTM~.

11/08/2011 03:30.26 AM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie!
How's Ben's pretty friend today? I just stopped in to have a word with him and couldn't leave without poking my head in and saying hello to you, too! Hope you are having a nice weekend. Purrs

Hot Rod

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11/05/2011 01:39.40 PM Report This Comment
Oh Pinkie!
How wonderful to hear from you! I'm sure glad you don't have to be outside to face all those varmints! We have all those here, too. But we're all indoor cats. Once in awhile a bug gets in, and sometimes even a mouse. Then all heck breaks loose while half a dozen cats go after one tiny critter! MOL! Usually Toby will be the one to finally catch it. Mom or dad takes it away from him, though. They don't like us to eat the local "vermin" because they've heard it can give us tapeworms. We ALL hate the tape worm medication routine. Ugh! I'm so glad to hear from you! Please keep in touch, okay? Love ya.

Aurora

Come visit me, THE BOYS ~, DARN BEE GEE ~, CATTY SHACK ~ & THE GIRLS ~.

10/25/2011 03:52.26 PM Report This Comment
Final Feline Ailments
LAP FUNGUS DISORDER

Symptoms: Having taken over a human lap, the cat proceeds to spread in all planes. This may be accompanied by secondary symptoms such as high volume purring, dribbling, kneading and snoring. The condition is highly contagious and several fungoid cats may infest a lap simultaneously.

Treatment: Topical treatment with proprietary anti-fungals is ineffective. Prompt treatment (as per Irritable Lap Syndrome) is required to alleviate the worst symptoms although in a number of cats, such treatment actually exasperates the condition. This disorder manifests itself periodically through the affected cat's life and there is no long-term cure.

SMURGLING

Symptoms: Varied: sucking at clothing, owner's earlobes/ nose/fingers/skin, drooling, glazed expression. Often accompanied by kneading and high volume purring.

Treatment: Ultimately incurable. It is possible to remove smurglable items from around the cat. The ailment may be transmitted to humans in the form of large laundry bills, misshapen clothing and chapped skin.

GREEBLINGZ

Symptoms: Random dashes to helter-skelter running through house in pursuit of unseen prey. Greeblingz are believed to be non-visible entities and some authorities have linked them to UFO sightings or feel that they may be diminutive other-dimensional beings. Cats suffering from greeblingz typically have wild-eyed expressions. There is a minor danger of greeblingz attaching themselves to humans; if a cat tackles such greeblingz, injury to humans may result. A very few cats are naturally immune.

Treatment: None known. Anti-epileptics are ineffective as the condition appears unrelated to other forms of seizure. Avoid getting in the way of a cat engaged in greebling hunting. Attacks usually subside spontaneously, perhaps as greeblingz return to their own dimension. These irritating creatures are not visible to human eyes, but no doubt the superior sight and hearing of cats enables them to see them.

These are all the feline ailments I have in my files, but I'll bet many of you know of some of your own!

Rocky

Come visit me, THE SENIORS~, THE LADIES ~ & THE KIDS ~.

10/24/2011 09:14.33 AM Report This Comment
More Feline Ailments
NON SPECIFIC INSECT INFESTATION (also NONSPECIFIC SPIDER INFESTATION)

Symptoms: A disorder more prevalent among outdoor-going cats and cats with access to attics and basements. Symptoms range from minor (the odd greenfly in tail, money-spider on fur) to severe (entire ecosystems of insects living on cat, spider webs spun between ears/whiskers, cat so weighed down with spider webs that it has difficulty walking).

Treatment: Minor symptoms can be treated by simply removing the infesting agent (aphid, ladybug, spider, etc.) and combing webs out of fur. If the cat suffers recurrent or severe symptoms an exercise regime is highly recommended since highly mobile cats appear to attract fewer greenfly (research into this factor continues).

IRRITABLE LAP SYNDROME

Symptoms: The cat appears unable to settle comfortably on laps, instead treading, kneading, rearranging itself, fidgeting, vocalizing, getting up and turning around, falling off lap and getting back on again, attacking magazines, needlework, computer keyboard, telephone, etc.

Treatment: Immediate treatment is essential. Drop whatever you are doing (literally if need be) and give 100% attention to the sufferer, otherwise symptoms may escalate and become quite distressing to the lap-owner. Only prolonged attention will cure an attack of Irritable Lap Syndrome. Like Collapsible Legs this syndrome is incurable, although attacks may be effectively treated as and when they occur.

More tomorrow!
Rocky

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10/23/2011 09:46.31 AM Report This Comment
Feline Aiments
Having conquered cat flu, triumphed over tapeworm and braved behavioral quirks, it is time to focus attention on some oft-observed, but little-documented, afflictions of cats.

COLLAPSIBLE LEGS

Symptoms: The affected cat places one side of its head on the ground as though cheek-marking the concrete, carpet, etc. After several such maneuvers, the legs on that side of the cat suddenly collapse, leaving the cat waggling its feet in the air.

Treatment: This involves placing the palm of one hand on the exposed belly and rubbing gently. There are side-effects though some feline sufferers attack the rubbing hand while others recover spontaneously, often after prolonged treatment. This condition is probably incurable and any cat which requires prolonged treatment after an attack will most likely suffer repeated attacks of collapsible legs throughout its lifetime.

SNUDGING

Symptoms: The affected cat repeatedly headbutts any available part of a readily available human and turns its head slightly so that the lips and cheek are rubbed against legs, arms, clothing, etc. This condition gets its name from a contraction of the phrase "soggy nudging." Snudging may well be a form of excessive scent-marking. A bad attack can result in soggy clothing.

Treatment: Give the sufferer lavish affection. Most attacks subside between 10 minutes to 1 hour after onset of symptoms. You may need to dry off snudged clothing or skin. Attacks recur frequently, usually when the most readily available human is engrossed in a TV program, book or telephone call.

BED-HOGGING

Symptoms: The cat spreads to take up all available free bed space at night. It then expands a bit more until any human occupants occupy the smallest possible area of bed. It may do this on top or underneath the covers or on the pillow. It is highly contagious -- any other cats on the bed will also develop symptoms of bed-hogging.

Treatment: The most obvious solution is to evict the cat from the bed. If this is morally unfeasible, train yourself not to give way as the cat expands. Buying a bigger bed is probably pointless as most affected cats can easily expand to fill standard, queen-sized and king-sized beds. Otherwise, simply train yourself to sleep while hanging precariously off the side of the bed. Attacks of bed-hogging have been known to last up to 23 hours (in one case a 3-day attack was noted by a cat-owner who was confined to bed with flu; the cat thoughtfully kept her company during this time).

More ailments tomorrow!
Rocky

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10/22/2011 10:19.45 AM Report This Comment
Oh Pinkie!
Thanks for the compliment! *blush* Now I'm all embarrassed! You're such a pretty girl. I'm glad you think I'm worthy of being a kind of role model. I never thought of myself that way, but I do try to behave myself and be sweet. I get more treats and hugs that way! {:D

Have a wonderful Caturday. Purrs to you.

Aurora

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10/15/2011 10:09.24 AM Report This Comment
Smile!
When Your Smiling
Shay, Fisher, and Goodwin

When you're smilin'....keep on smilin'
The whole world smiles with you
And when you're laughin'....keep on laughin'
The sun comes shinin' through

But when you're cryin'.... you bring on the rain
So stop your frownin'....be happy again
Cause when you're smilin'....keep on smilin'
The whole world smiles with you

The great big world will smile with

The whole wide world will smile with you


And ain't that the truth! Purrs and have a smiling fine weekend!

Rocky

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10/07/2011 02:20.26 PM Report This Comment
Smile and the world smiles with you
((¯`v´¯))October 7: World Smile Day(¯`v´¯))
The first Friday of October each year marks World Smile Day, a day to do one act of kindness. Spread a little happiness to make the world a better place. Harvey Ball, creator of the now famous yellow smiley face, thought the logo was becoming too commercial and losing its real meaning. Here's your furrfriend's smiling VOTE!

Leaves are falling all around
Red, yellow, orange, and brown.
Twirling, swirling to the ground
Look how many leaves I've found!

Come little leaves, said the wind one day,
Come o'er the meadows with me and play;
Put on your dresses of red and gold -
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.

Leaves in the autumn came tumbling down,
Scarlet and yellow, russet and brown.
Leaves in the garden were swept in a heap,
Trees were undressing ready for sleep.

(> ” ” <)
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,) Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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10/06/2011 11:08.09 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie
I thought I'd stop by and say hello, and see how you're doing. If you need some company stop by - I'm always around! Purrs

Aurora

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10/03/2011 11:40.10 AM Report This Comment
Hey Pinkie
Had a little visit from Big Ben today. He said he learned a little secret about you! *wink* It's okay - it's a good one! Purrs to you, sweetie!

Hot Rod

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09/30/2011 12:43.12 PM Report This Comment
Howya doin' girl?
You taking good care of your mom now? I know Ben taught you right. He was a good guy, the best. So I know you're well prepared for the job. Purrs.

Hot Rod

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09/29/2011 07:00.30 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie
Hope you're doing okay. Don't forget to let me know if you need anything. Purrs.

Hot Rod

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09/26/2011 05:15.26 PM Report This Comment
Hey Pinkie
Just wanted to stop in and say hi, and let you know I'm thinking about you. Hang in there, kiddo. Purrs

Hot Rod

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09/25/2011 08:34.17 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie
I guess you're on your own now, huh? I know Ben taught you well. He was just that kind of guy. If you ever need any advice or anything, don't hesitate to stop by. I'll do my best, but I'm no Ben. He's an act no one can ever follow, you know? But I'll help if I can.

Chin up, gal. Your mom really needs you now. And so do I. I'll stop by sometime, okay? Reminisce, that kind of thing. Night now.

Hot Rod

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09/24/2011 08:13.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie
We're stopping in with purrs & hugs because we know you are missing your brother Ben. Those are such sweet pictures of the two of you below! You take good care of your Mom & give her lots of snuggles. That will hep you, too! -- Evie & family

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09/23/2011 09:16.30 AM Report This Comment
Hello darling Pinkie
It's Aurora. I know how sad and alone you must feel right now. I know you are a brave kitty, just like Ben was. I know you'll know how to take care of your mom, now that it's only you there with her. Ben loved you, Pinkie. I know because he told me so. Kisses and purrs, gentle girl. Don't stay sad too long.

Aurora

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09/22/2011 07:19.16 PM Report This Comment
My big brother cat Ben Jonson crossed the Bridge
I really miss him. Ben was my best friend. I know he didn't feel good any more and he didn't play with me, but we still talked to each other and we washed each other's faces and stuff. He told me to take care of our mom and give her lots of love and snuggles, so that's what I'm trying to do. Ben was ready to go, but he said he was going to miss our mommy more than anything else and was worried about leaving her alone. I'm going to make him proud of me by being the best snuggler and love kitty I can. I'm glad he doesn't hurt anymore and he can enjoy the catnip and chasing after bouncy ball again. If kitties in Heaven still use litter boxes he'll be able to go and go and it will never hurt him again.

Come visit me, Ben Jonson, now an Angel & Pinkie LaRue.

09/22/2011 03:22.13 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie
I hope you're helping take care of Ben. He needs extra-loving care now. I'm sure you can do that, since I know what a sweet girl you are! Purrs and kitty kisses

Aurora

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09/20/2011 08:59.16 AM Report This Comment
Hello Pinkie
Just wanted to let you know that if you need a shoulder to mew on, I'm here. Stop by any time, okay? Purrs, honey.

Aurora

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09/04/2011 06:52.33 PM Report This Comment
Pinkie La Rue
Where are you? Is everything okay with you guys? Long time no purr, getting kind of worried. Let us know, okay? Purrs and headbonks

Smokey

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08/20/2011 06:42.54 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie
How's things at the homestead? Long time no meow so I thought I'd stop by and leave you a vote.

Smokey

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08/12/2011 04:02.49 PM Report This Comment
Oh noes!
Pinkie! Your mom got a RECLINER!!?? Be sure to tell her to be VERY careful when she moves it up or down. Make sure one of you guys isn't napping or hiding under it!! Please be very careful!!

Toby

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08/06/2011 09:29.18 AM Report This Comment
Oh Pinkie!
We're all so sorry to hear about your mom's aunt! Please let her know that we will keep her in our thoughts. *Toby is sad*

Toby and all the gang

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07/25/2011 09:00.31 PM Report This Comment
Please go see Ben's post.
Our mom's aunt died. We are all very sad.
Crying Pinkie

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07/24/2011 03:54.52 PM Report This Comment
Hi Pinkie LaRue
Hi I left you a vote

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07/23/2011 07:30.34 PM Report This Comment
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