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Angel Shai-Skipurr Royal Ship Amanacer-loves Evie

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Hi! My name is Angel Shai-Skipurr Royal Ship Amanacer-loves Evie

I am a Birman from Castro Valley, CA

Nicknames: Shai boy, Shai Shai

Age: 13 years old

Gender: M

Coat: long haired

Education: Nope, he's too shy

My favorite tricks and treats are: No and Greenies

Where I hang out: Outside

My favorite grubs: Chicken

My pet peeves: Strangers coming over

What I love about my owners: She loves to snuggle and pet me!

My cat hobbies: Hang out with Smudge

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I was rescued from the euthanasia list at the shelter

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Oh, GOOD news darling! ♥
So glad your Mom is going to get that test on Tuesday! I know you and your Angel sibs will be right there making sure everything goes smoothly and they get the results to her as quickly as possible.

The rest is doing me good, and all that cranberry tea you keep bringing me too, my love. I seem to be keeping on top of the UTI today, no more "dyed" fur so far (if Mom hears me digging in the box, she makes sure to inspect me afterward, O the rudeness of it all!) and I wanted my morning Greenies today. Mom figures I must have been working on fighting this off for a few days since I've been kind of a cling-on lately.

Queen MJ is having a bit of a different kind of Valentine's pawty, but there will still be plenty of chance for cudding. See you at hockey if your blogger is up to it. -- kisses, Evie

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/12/2016 03:22.15 PM Report This Comment
PS from Queen MJ ♕
Hi, favourite bro-in-law! Evie left ya a love letter last night, I promise I won't peek while I'm here with some Angel dust for your Mom. Hope she can get that test soon so she knows what she's dealin' with.

I have a little somethin' planned to celebrate yours & Evie's 2nd anniversary in a few days, can't let that one get by while I'm here in the Castle! I'm sure happy my fursis found herself such a great tom!

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/12/2016 09:25.30 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
Oh, kitties! Another friend has crossed the Bridge (sniff!). Captain Rascal of the Voracious Frisky Predators mouse hockey team and the best poker player in ALL of White Squirrel Campground, joined us here yesterday and is watchin’ over his Mom & family while learnin’ to maneuver on the ice with his brand new wings. We send great big furry hugs to Mom Sue and New Angel Rascal’s fursibs the Hockey Boys and the Frisky Pearls. We’ve saved all of you a front-row seat for today’s Chinese New Years parade.

~ GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! ~

It’s Chinese New Year, and we’re havin’ a parade at Mallow Castle to welcome in the Year of the Monkey. Even better, it ain’t just the Year of the Monkey, it’s the Year of the FIRE Monkey! Before the parade, the ladies can get their claws painted with colourful monkeys and of course those awesome Chinese dragons. We’ll fly traditional kites on the Castle grounds and then the parade will wind through the streets of CC before we all gather for a very special banquet.

My sis Evie is takin’ it easy today, she has a bit of a UTI goin’ on right now but she leaves the festivities in the capable paws of today’s Guest Chefs, the team of Chefs Callie and Angel Maggie. They present ~~

THE CHINESE NEW YEAR MEAL OF FORTUNE!

** Chef Angel Maggie says that this selection of foods is supposed to bring good luck all year! **
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APPETIZERS –
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• SMOKED HAM HOCK
• DRUNKEN CHICKEN – Chicken cooked and marinated exclusively in historic Shaoxing wine and then cut into bite-size pieces with one swipe of a Chinese cleaver, watch out!
• PU-PU PLATTER - A combination of egg rolls, fried won ton, teriyaki beef strips, spareribs, fried shrimp and fried chicken wings.

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SOUP AND SALAD
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• JELLYFISH SALAD
• SHRIMP SALAD IN MUSTARD MAYONNAISE
• EIGHT TREASURES WINTER MELON SOUP
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ENTREES -
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• CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN IN GARLIC SAUCE
• PEKING DUCK
• SWEET AND SOUR PORK
• SZECHUAN BEEF - Shredded beef with bamboo shoot, green pepper and vegetables stir fried in chili peppers.
• VEGETABLE CHOW MEIN
• RED COOKED MEAT WITH STEAMED BUNS
• KUNG PAO FROGS
• STEAMED SEA BASS

* All Entrees Served with Steamed or Fried Rice, Fortune Cookie & Ginger Tea
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SIDES –
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• CHINESE SAUSAGE FRIED RICE
• SNOW PEAS W/ WATER CHESTNUTS
• MUSTARD GREENS WITH CRABMEAT
• DEEP FRIED RED BEAN PASTE IN MERINGE
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DESSERTS –
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• ALMOND COOKIES
• FRESH GINGER ICE CREAM
• THE GREAT WALL OF CHOCOLATE - Six rich layers of frosted chocolate cake topped with semi-sweet chocolate chips, served with fresh berries and raspberry sauce.

Are we full yet? After dark, we’ll gather on the grounds for a rockin’ fireworks display and Captain Rascal and all the Angels on their clouds will have the best seats in the house. Who’s ready to get up to some “Monkey”-shines? ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/12/2016 09:20.44 AM Report This Comment
Kisses for my sweet Shai ♥
It’s so good to spend some time cuddling with you! I had an unplanned trip to the v-e-t this morning after I came into the kitchen for breakfast with (blush ~ whisper) dark pink piddle all down the back of my fluffy legs. Believe me, THAT got Mom’s attention! My appetite is fine and I’m drinking, and I still weigh the same as I did last weigh-in. The vet poked and squeezed all over my belly very hard, it really ticked me off and I hissed at him! He said he didn’t feel anything anywhere to cause concern, and although my temperature was normal he thinks I have a UTI so I came home with some antibiotics. So I can’t think of any better way to rest than snuggling with you. Let’s have some cranberry juice sent up from the kitchen, too. Chefs Callie & Angel Maggie are in charge tomorrow and I know they have everything well in hand so I won’t have to do a thing.

If you ask ME, I think the Hairballz should go and HISS at that insurance company! What do we want? Mom’s test! When do we want it? Now! Well, actually what we really want is for your Mom not to need the test in the first place. But if we can’t have that we want to find out whether we need to worry. Because worrying is what we WILL do till we find out we don’t need to, right?

Oh, I am SO looking forward to Valentine’s Day. But then again, every day is Valentine’s Day when I’m with you! -- your Evie

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/11/2016 08:03.31 PM Report This Comment
THANK-YOU A SHAI & FAMILY
for your prayers and angel dust dad is doing great and has finished his radiation treatments now we're just waiting for the final results in 5 months...they say it takes that long for them to work completely...hope you had a nice day and leaving a vote, peace, luv and kitty purrs...K meeko & mom sally

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

02/11/2016 06:59.34 PM Report This Comment
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Kitties are still relaxing around Mallow Castle, and after Queen MJ finishes sharing her last two Lost & Found stories kitties start to speak up about their own families’ experiences. Kelsee says:

“Mom told me that her Grandma moved away from Detroit up North to Oscoda and couldn't find her cat on the day she left, so they moved without it and came back several times to look for it at the house and never found it. But one day they heard a meow at the back door of the new house and lo and behold..that darn cat found her way to the new home all by herself...they knew it was her cause she still had her collar on”

Furry heads nod in agreement and Rhoamin adds:

“Mom and dad had a gray tabby named Spunky who hitched a ride one day and ended up in another town about 30 miles away!!!!

When he was about a year old, he had gotten hit by a log truck and amazingly survived with only having to amputate his tail as he had no control of it and a fractured pelvis. He looked like a Bobcat after his tail gone as he had the black fur tufts on both ears like a Bobcat.

One day, there was a Lin Care van at the neighbors and Spunky was a curious guy and got in the van. By time the driver got to his next destination he had been surprised by a cat! He asked the people if they could keep him till he could find the owners, as he had an idea the kitty was Mom & Dad’s. A week later when the man came back to the neighborhood he asked Mom if they were missing a kitty. He told Mom & Dad where Spunky was, so they called the people who were keeping him & made arrangements to go get him the next day. Turned out that they knew each other!!!!”

KC and the Zoo Crew have a story to tell too:

“Our Mom has had three cats go missing, and two of them were eventually reunited with her. The first cat got lost when the family moved. Mars came with them but apparently got lost the first time she was let out and ended up back in the old neighborhood. For months people would call saying they'd seen her and Mom would go looking, only to be disappointed. Then, after a full year, Mars showed up at the new house! There were identifying features that proved it was actually Mars come home. Mom was a teenager then and was so happy to have her cat back!”

Everyone smiles as Kelsee has the last word “...and people say dogs are smarter then us...NO WAY!!!!”

I’ve got no argument with THAT! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/11/2016 10:01.49 AM Report This Comment
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Decisions, decisions, decisions!

You know, sometimes durin’ my campaign I just could NOT choose a story to tell ya! Here, let’s change gear for a minute and while we’re recoverin’ from the Mardi Gras festivities I’ll read a couple and see what YOU think:

“Sept 2, 2014 - Cripple Creek, Colorado ~ Emerson the cat returned to its owner Saturday two and a half years after he went missing.

“Emerson's owner, Frankie, believes the cat fell from her third story balcony in Littleton and walked away. After six months of searching for the cat, she assumed he was dead.

“Frankie was working on her property in Cripple Creek when she saw a cat in the distance. At first she didn't know it was Emerson. But then the cat sprinted to her and started to lick her. He had found her; miles away from her Littleton home and almost three years later.

“The cat was found severely hungry, with a healing wound and what looks like a previous head injury.

“Emerson is now resting at home with Frankie. She calls him the "miracle kitty."

And then there’s THIS one:

“November 12, 2013 – Racine Wisconsin ~ Lindsay O’Neill never thought she’d see her cat Sammie again. The sweet tabby had been missing for five long years. But last week, O’Neill got the call that owners of missing pets hope and pray for … Sammie had been found!

“According to the Associated Press, a local resident had seen the cat around her yard and became concerned about the cat as the weather was getting colder. The woman brought Sammie to the Wisconsin Humane Society, where they checked the cat for a microchip. Fortunately for everyone, Sammie had a microchip and it was up to date with O’Neill’s current contact information.

“O’Neill couldn’t believe Sammie was coming home. At first she was worried that he might have changed during his long tome away but reports that he’s the same affectionate, loving cat she remembers. Other than a bit of a skin condition and a healed mouth wound, Sammie’s in tip top shape health-wise too.

“Alison Kleibor, director of the WHS Racine Campus, says microchips are critical investments for every pet owner. “Microchips make reunions like this possible. They are inexpensive and very effective”

See my dilemma? While I was preparin’ my campaign I just found SO many great stories out there, how could a kitty pawsibly choose? ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/10/2016 10:17.50 AM Report This Comment
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Happy Mardi Gras! As you can see by my profile picture, my handsome Mardi Gras King & I are ready to celebrate. We’re gonna dress up in our feathers & beads and take in the parade from the best vantage point there is, and then we’ll have an sumptuous banquet prepared by today’s Guest Chef, Prince Oscar Jon himself! As some of you already know, Prince O.J. is an accomplished chef who has served many of our CC Royals over the years. I’ll let him set the stage for today’s banquet:

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Oscar Jon can't help remembering the journey to this pawty...the supreme pawty; the one he's cooking for his Queen Angel Mallow. It all began with a slide down the castle stairway. Little did O.J. know when the then, Miss Mallow, landed in a flop on his tummy that love would bloom between he, the tubby Maine Coon from Missouri, and she, the beautiful and adventurous Siberian from British Columbia. Now, he gets to help with the Mardi Gras meal for all the cats and kitties that can crowd into the Castle Hall (& believe O.J., it's a huge place for a Cajun spread). Shipped in by special barge and a tug boat, only the freshest of ingredients will do. Steve, Tucker, Spanky Jack, Casper & Hedley are wearing their "chef" aprons and soon the meal will commence.

Shrimp Creole
Buffalo Shrimp
Alligator Meatballs
Collard Greens
Fried Okra
Oven Baked Jambalaya
Cajun Style Baked Sweet Potatoes
Dirty Rice
Red Beans & Rice

For dessert; A Mardi Gras Colorful King Cake and Sweet Powdered Beignets

Drinks on the House: Southern Sweet Tea, Fresh Lemonade, Sparkling Water or Hot Steaming Coffee

Ah, but what about those cats hanging around back in the "still" area where the nights are cool and the band plays on...use your imagination my friends. They also will enjoy a tasty banquet more to their rowdy palate. A thick rich roux of swamp rat and crawfish, finger bites of liver rolled in (oops better keep that a secret) a rich shrimp pasta dish and Dunkin Donuts for all. Drinks come from a spigot or barrel -- with the band playing "When the Saints Go Marching In."

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Oh boy, I hear that Dixieland Jazz band startin’ up already! I am grabbin’ my beads and headin’ over to liberate my Maine Man from the kitchen for a dance or two .. or three …

Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/09/2016 10:35.05 AM Report This Comment
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It’s a quiet day around Mallow Castle. Outside in the sunshine Greenskeeper Mimi is finishin’ up the orchid vines that she has been plantin’ around the front of the Castle and Official ‘Nip Grower Kuzi is tending her patch of her very special variety, Mallow Yallow. Out back Prince OJ is tendin’ his still and K. Bennie is supervisin’ the giant shed that is quickly fillin’ up with empty beer cans for that special project I alluded to yesterday. Not much better time than Superbowl Sunday to start a beer can collection!

The rest of the family are getting settled in nicely. My little sis Mojo & her pal Zippy are enjoyin’ the Moj’s canopy bed .. those crazy kids are absolutely convinced it’s a bunk bed with a kitty hammock! Kitchen Manager Evie has everything organized and now that she’s got all the Superbowl dishes done, she has time to double – check her list of Guest Chefs and then have some quiet time with her hubby Angel Shai.

I am loungin’ around in the black & white striped PJ’s that the Hairballz brought me in honour of the Kitty Convict Project (and my crown of course), checkin’ thorough the week’s itinerary.

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, and my Mardi Gras King (and Guest Chef) & I have a celebration ready for ya. And don’t worry, I didn’t forget Chinese New Year! But since they ain’t even havin’ the big parade in Vancouver till Sunday ~ and San Francisco’s is a whole week later ~ we’ll spread the pawties out a bit and celebrate it Friday. Evie reports that Guest Chefs Callie & Angel Maggie have a special feast planned for us.

Of course this all leads up to a major Valentine’s Day bash on Sunday the 14th, you’ll be hearin’ more about that later.

Today you’re invited to just hang out at Mallow Castle. Guest Chef Sammy has come by to check out the facilities and that has resulted in a couple of his famous chili crocks, so you can come & go & help yourselves.

Umm .. watch out for that obstruction at the main gates though. That is not a guard station, but K. Steve gettin’ his kissin’ booth set up for Valentine’s Day. Don’t say you weren’t warned, mol. ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/08/2016 09:56.51 AM Report This Comment
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Are ya ready for some football??!

After that exciting shoppin’ cart race, I am ready to relax & chill out with my pals in front of the big screen. The thrills, the action, the excitement of cheerin’ my team on. So whaddaya think, can Boomers Bobcats beat the Northshore Bengals?

Oh yeah … there are some human teams playin’ today too, aren’t there?

You’re all invited to Mallow Castle for Superbowl 50! We’re puttin’ the finishing touches on a big Snack Stadium, prominently featurin’ blue corn chips and sweet potato dip for those Broncos fans out there, Carolina Pulled Pork Frito Bites for the Panthers fans, and lotsa football shaped ‘mallows from the Evie & Mallow Bakery. There’s also Orange Crush Cream Pie and our trusty bartender will be makin’ delicious blue Panther-itas.

And of course what would Super Bowl Sunday be without pizza? Today’s Guest Chef is K. Winston of the famous Winston’s Pizzeria, and the delivery truck should be showin’ up any minute with lotsa that special Winstons magic for us! I of course have ordered my favourite double onion, double garlic feta special, and there’s an assortment of Philly Cheesesteak, Buffalo Wing and Seafood pizzas too. Not to mention lotsa Winston bread with assorted dips.

And of course we have beer! Please save your empties for a top-secret project that’s comin’ up soon. We’re gonna need lots, so after the game a bunch of us Angels are gonna head over to the stadium and collect all the cans we can get our paws on. That should be a good start, mol.

Now let’s get started! It’s almost time for the pre-pre-PRE-game show! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/07/2016 10:24.01 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
THE URBAN IDITEROD CONTINUES ….

A crowd gathers at the next checkpoint, the very popular Win’s Pizzeria! Colt & Angel Shilo are ready with pots of Chili Catfish Gumbo and … here come the racers! Who’s ahead? It looks like ….

Team Pinto Island! The cart’s decorated in a tropical theme complete with palm trees, with A. K. Max and A. Q. Gracie dressed in their RC Cola and Moonpie outfits. K. Steve, Hot Rod & Mr.Sniff are pullin’ with all their might. Go kitties!!

Watch out, Team Pinto Island! Mischief and Dayzee are coming up behind with their Angels and doggie Molly (dressed as a Cheetah!) mushin’ for all they’re worth! K. Steve takes action, quickly chompin’ some Double Bubble and soon the other teams are in a pink sticky mess. Now was that nice?

White Squirrel Campground is the last checkpoint before the finish line! Kimber & A. Kaycee dish out gumbo while the teams race through! Princess JoJo & teammates in the hot pink cart are hampered by a wobbly wheel, but they are hangin’ in there & chuggin’ along!

Team Quincy is not to be underestimated even though her cart is bein’ pulled by tiny mice! Our future Queen mushes along, K. Leo by her side as she practices the Royal Wave while eatin’ micey creams. And the crowd goes wild!

The teams are nearin’ the finish line! Adorkable and Puzzle have been grillin’ while they wait, Puzzle fell asleep again and …. Well, there’s a lotta smoke in the air <koff! Koff!> Puzzle tries to blow it away by wavin’ the checkered flag …. Even though he’s not sure he’s even wavin’ it in the right direction! First across it’s K. Tuck with Mouse, Dot and Maizie in the cart that Mouse stayed up ALL night knittin’ a cover for! Very classy!

Second is Team Zoo Crew! Addin’ that little beagle of yours made the difference. And … whoa! Morgan won’t stop! She’s draggin’ the whole team straight to the Castle kitchen! Everyone bail out!

Team Georgia Peach is third with the help of Maggie Meme and her girlfriend’s two black labs. Once everyone has crossed the finish line, Queen MJ and King Angel Spike have more trophies:

Best decorated: Team Royals, Q. Lily, Q. A. Misty (with her Angel doggie Scruffy), Q. Zoe Monique and K. Spanky Jack, who have turned their shopping cart cart into a great big crown.

Runner-up best decorated: K. Sams, smokin’ hot with bright racin’ car flames.

Nicest team: Team S Sisters with Sienna, Sable and Angel Sakura dressed in Steampunk costumes & pulled by their neighbourhood doggie friends. They didn’t move too fast because they were gathering pet food, toys & treats for homeless cats & dogs! Well done ladies!

The Hairballz are here, and they volunteer to get the donations distributed and load all the carts up so we can truck ‘em back to the supermarkets!

Thanks, everyone! You kitties rock! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/06/2016 10:46.47 AM Report This Comment
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WELCOME TO THE CAT CHANNEL URBAN IDITEROD!!

Actually, so many kitties wanted to involve their canine pals that I’m invitin’ the NICE Kitties’ brother King Angel Spike from Dog Channel for a cross-Channels event. The race starts at King Spike’s Castle and runs through four checkpoints with the finish line at Mallow Castle.

Guest Chefs Colt, Winchester and Kimber are on hand as the kitties start to arrive, they have trays of their famous fudge, shaped into crowns and stars for the occasion. Very artisitic, ladies! No gobblin’, you doggies!

At the starting line waits Puzzle, curled up in his cozy cat bed with the green flag in his paw. When King Angel Spike announces the start of the race, Adorkable smacks Puzzle hard. He wakes up, waves the flag and …. THE RACE IS ON!!

An early lead is taken by Team Zoo Crew, with their big doggies Lokje and Jada dressed like cats and pullin’ hard while Sasha, Pique, KC and the kitties mush ‘em on! With an actual Malamute and Husky to pull ‘em, this team is gonna be hard to beat but Team NICE might just be able to pull it off! Trixie and Patches are mushin’ their sibs and the family dogs like experts!

Reachin’ the first checkpoint at the MHL Arena, Team Whiskers has surged ahead. Lookin’sharp in their Russian fur hats K. Whiskers, Callie, Orangie & Whitey have recruited some doggy friends they met on their stroller walks, promisin’ them gumbo and fudge for pullin’ the cart. Winchester & Angel Chyna are ready to make good on that promise. As the teams pass the checkpoint they receive mugs of Jambalaya Gumbo with mild or hot sauce to keep ‘em goin’ along the course.

For a while, Team Whiskers is neck in neck with Team Royal Squadron, where K. Pete is helpin’ Ms. Murphy & Raven pull a shoppin’ cart decorated to look like a plane, while Q. Talley hollers “mush!” and waves to her hubby as her team manages to pass his. “For now!” calls K. Whiskers with determination and promises the doggies more fudge.

Next checkpoint is the DC Dog Park where Commere and Tank are dishin’ out gumbo as fast as their paws can go! Here comes Team Georgia Peach, where Q. Gin Gin has decorated her cart with camellia blossoms and catnip sprigs and VI Kitties Crush, Cashmere and Cisco are pullin’ like mad, with some help from Gin Gin’s neighbour doggie.

Team Screamin’ Mimi was ready to start this mornin’ at first light, and they have been holdin’ their own ever since! Q. Mimi is dressed as a hula dancer complete with grass skirt as she mushes her brothers JC, Maxwell, Blackstone and Greyson along.

Ooops! I ran outta room … the race continues tomorrow! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/05/2016 09:51.46 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
Okay, today it’s time for a little service project. Oh, quit groanin’ I promise I will make this fun. See, February is Return Carts to the Supermarket Month and that’s a perfect opportunity for ….. an Urban Iditerod!

What is an Urban Iditerod, you may ask? Well, you’ve probably heard of the Alaskan Iditarod, where more than sixty dog sled teams race across the frozen tundra from Anchorage to Nome the first Saturday in March. In the urban version, teams of ‘dogs’ lead by a musher will pull their sleds (aka shopping carts) through an urban environment to the finish line

So let’s get busy! First we go around, collect all of the shoppin’ carts we can. Bonus if we find those ones that the humans hafta put money in, right? Then comes the fun. We get a buncha kitties together, dress up in goofy costumes, form teams with some suckers .... I mean friends ... to pull the shopping cart while one of us rides in it and the other steers & hollers "MUSH!" I kid you not, humans really truly do that.

The First Urban Iditarod was held in San Francisco in 1994. Traditionally the race is run the first Saturday in March along with the Alaskan version, but it does vary by city and since I am the Queen, I say February is the purrfect time do our CC Urban Iditerod.

As an incentive to run, we will have several ‘check points’ to replenish lost fluids and discuss tales of mayhem. At these check points our Guest Chefs du Jour, Angel Chyna and the Triplets, will have vats of A. Chyna’s famous gumbo. I hear they’re plannin’ on Jambalaya and Chili Catfish Gumbo. The Triplets, Colt, Winchester and Kimber, are makin’ some of their famous fudge. That’ll keep our energy up!

The course will be long and arduous, so dogs and mushers alike need to be ready and able to run their tails off. So gather your carts, gather your friends, decorate your carts and and get your crazy costumes ready, tomorrow mornin’ we race! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/04/2016 10:07.45 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
Before I forget (like I did yesterday!) I have been getting’ a whole lotta compliments on my Queenly profile picture. K. Whiskers’ talented Mom made that awesome picture for me, ain’t it awesome? I think she really managed to capture the essence of Angel Mallow, Beneficent Ruler of the Universe! Um .. I mean, CC Queen of February. Getting’ ahead of myself there, mol.

I have some cool info for ya today ~~ Mom was flippin’ through the latest Catster magazine the other day when she saw somethin’ that goes paw in paw with my Lost & Found campaign. So today I thought I’d share with ya about somethin’ called the Kitty Convict Program.

Put the Royal Bail Fund away, Quincy, we don’t need it. Not for this one anyway. See, the Kitty Convict Program recognizes a problem, bein’ that of the over 7 million pets who go missin’ every year. 26% of dogs get back home, and not even 5% of cats.

Some of the reasons for this: Number One, more dogs wear collars with ID of some kind

Number Two: We felines are better at hidin’ than dogs are and for most of us, hidin’ is our first line of defense – by the way, statistics say that 2/3 of missin’ kitties who are found are found within 4 – 5 houses of where they live. Kitties in my campaign stories are the rare exceptions!

And now, the third reason kitties have a lower return rate: Think about it, when humans see a canine runnin’ around outside, first thing they do is look for a human nearby and if they don’t see one they say “Hey! That doggie must be lost!” But when people see a feline outside, they just say “oh look, a kitty” and don’t think much more of it. They just figure a kitty outside is .. well, a kitty outside! So the ones who do have someone lookin’ for them can miss an important chance to get help getting’ back home!

The Kitty Convict Project humans thought about all this and came up with a bright idea. Literally. They are encouragin’ all indoor kitties to wear orange collars with their ID tag. Why orange? Well for one thing, it’s bright and easy to notice. AND most importantly, because convicts wear orange their mission is to make the colour of “convict orange” an easily recognizable symbol of indoor cats. It lets people know that if they see a kitty outside who is wearin’ an orange collar, that kitty might actually be an “escapee” who needs help getting’ home.

Whether you like it or don’t, we gotta give these humans credit for creative thinkin’! To find out more, you can visit explodingkittens.com/kittyconvict. Just thought I’d pass it on ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/03/2016 09:55.19 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
Rise & shine, kitties, it’s Groundhog Day! Or as they say in Quebec, Jour de la Marmotte. Oh, the suspense! Will good ol’ Punxsutawney Phil and his many counterparts emerge from their burrow to tell us that spring is on the way, or are we in for six more weeks of winter? I hear that there may be some kitties around who are takin’ bets on this, though I my Angelic self would not know anything about such activities!

You’re all invited to Mallow Castle to watch the results come in from across the continent while enjoyin’ a ‘Mallow Tastin’ Pawty. See, you may not know that I happen to own substantial stock in a little enterprise outta Mississauga Ontario known as the Evie & Mallow Bakery (absolutely a for real place!) and we have brought in a generous assortment of their fine product for the occasion.

Angel Q. Gracie’s earth sibs Jeeves, Cadbury and Mr. Belvedere, collectively known as The Butlers, have accepted the appointment as official Mallow Castle Butlers. They are all wearin’ their finest black & white tuxedoes and are ready to buttle for us today, carryin’ trays of delicious gourmet ‘mallows: Merlot Mallows, Lemon Meringue, Tutti Frutti, Mochaccino, even Peanut Butter & Chocolate.

And of course, before the day is through there will be a special Royal screenin’ of that fine film “Groundhog Day”.

Psst … rumour has it that some of our CC Angels are ready to follow the sun this mornin’ and discreetly provide shade to guarantee that those pesky rodents won’t be seein’ their shadows. Think that counts as cheatin’? ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/02/2016 10:19.41 AM Report This Comment
Cuddles for my sweet Shai!
Are you ready to move into Mallow Castle for a month? Don't worry, I reserved us a room in the quiet end of the place :) -- ♥ Love, Evie

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/01/2016 10:01.03 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
I wanna thank everyone once again for supportin’ me in my campaign, I really had a great time tellin’ you stories and now we are gonna have a blast at the Castle.

Speakin’ of the Castle, you might notice a few changes. It so happens there is an honest-to-goodness real Castle in County Cork Ireland called Mallow Castle … in fact, there’s actually two of ‘em. With that many, they won’t miss one for a month, will they? Angel K. Pushkin knows a kitty who knows a kitty, so we have arranged to have Mallow Castle shipped over to CC-land brick by brick and reassembled by Angel power. It should be done right about … oh, NOW! Welcome to my humble abode, there’s a picture down in my gallery!

Boy, what a claw-biter yesterday! I had plans to get all my final campaign blogs out early and then … CC was DOWN!! All morning! Well, I was not gonna put up with that, I got busy and had some words with the fleas & gremlins but they swore they had nothin’ to do with it this time. Well, they were right. Turns out this time it was those Irish Angels who were workin’ on my Mallow Castle construction project. See, some of ‘em brought their European power tools along and when they plugged ‘em in to the North American sockets … lights out. But we managed to get CC back up with 15 minutes to spare till the coronation was supposedta start. Do I know how to make an entrance or what? See I told ya, Nobody messes with the Mallow!

~ Now, for some Royal appointments ~

My handsome hubs Sir Oscar Jon will of course be my Prince Consort. My pal Kuzi is Official ‘Nip Grower By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen and, since who knows what kinda shenanigans we might find ourselves up to this month, our February candidate Quincy will be Keeper of the Royal Bail Money. Just in case (wink). Q. Mimi will be my Royal Greenskeeper and we have somethin’ fun planned with that later on!

Since my sister Evie usedta live with Big Sis Becky in Calgary when Becky was goin’ to Chef school, I appoint her to be my Royal Kitchen Manager. For our events this month she has co-ordinated some very special Guest Chefs, so that we can showcase a few of our talented kitties and have lotsa good eats.

We’re kinda informal here around Mallow Castle, and since bein’ Mrs. Mallow Jon makes me & the hubs known as “OJ & MJ”, you can just call me “Queen MJ”

Lookin’ forward to a rockin’ great time! ~~ ♕ Queen MJ

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

02/01/2016 09:50.15 AM Report This Comment
January 31 ~ Angel Mallow's last word ~
Wow, the last day of my campaign is here! It looked for a while there like the CC Gremlins were gonna try and keep me off the Throne, not to mention from postin’ my final campaign blog, but we pulled it off! Whew! I was gonna do a wrap-up speech today, but then I realized I just might have one last Lost & Found story to tell. It’s about our Angel Smokey and the second time Big Bro Joe saved his life.

One day when Smokey was about 10, he didn’t come in for supper. Which was unusual. And he wasn’t there in the mornin’, either. OR when the kids got home from school.

The kids and the pawrents looked all over, Mom dismantled the woodpile in the back yard, they checked the shed to make sure he didn’t get locked in and checked every hidin’ place they could think of. They walked around the neighbourhood but no sign of Smokey. Everyone was worried, but Big Bro Joe was a young man on a mission! As soon as he came home from school, never mind playin’ or watchin’ TV, he was out lookin’ for his Smokey!

The third day, Joe came runnin’ into the house “I found Smokey!” Mom went out and sure enough there he was, tucked into a little cubby that the humans didn’t even realize existed, where two sections of fence overlapped right at the end of the neighbours’ hedge. Smokey wasn’t stuck, he could come out
by himself but wouldn’t. When Mom reached to touch him, he growled at her! So Dad came out with his big coat and leather gloves, Mom held a baby quilt while Dad reached into the cubby & pulled out Smokey, who still had some fight in him but not very much. Dad plopped Smokey into the blanket, Mom wrapped him up tight and they were off to the vet.

Turned out that Smokey had a really nasty abscess and needed surgery right away. Poor guy had crawled into that little hidey spot to be safe while he sat at the foot of the Rainbow Bridge and waited for the Angels. But thanks to Big Bro Joe it wasn’t time for that yet.

After Smokey did cross and I came to live with the family, one of the things he came back to teach me was that if ya don’t feel right, stick close to the humans. And I listened.

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I wanna take this time to say thanks to all of you who have come along on my campaign with me. Thanks for the comments, the support, the laughs, the goodies and of course the votes. I have some fun things planned for my time in the Castle in February, and I hope you’ll enjoy ‘em.

Let’s all give a round of thanks to King Miles for his great reign as King of January!

Come tomorrow: It’s a Marshmallow World!!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/31/2016 04:10.56 PM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 30th ~
Marmie: FOUND

Since late July 2014, Mike & Jane Lille of Surrey England had been noticin’ a stray orange cat. They first saw it huntin’ in a wide freeway median and by mid-September the kitty had worked its way into their neighbourhood but would run away anytime the Lilles tried to get near. They put out food and slowly it came closer to their house, under their van and then into their garage … then finally into the house. It wasn’t till early November that the Lilles finally were able to take the kitty to the vet to be checked out. The vet scanned for a microchip, found one, and it turns out this kitty was Tracy Brewster’s missing Marmalade! Looks like the no-good ex had driven about 60 miles along the freeway and then pulled over to put Marmalade out in the median, where he was probably expected to go runnin’ out into traffic and come to a bad end. But Marmie got the last laugh there, the pampered senior indoor cat survived almost 4 months!

A very happy Tracy Brewster posted this message to her faithful Marmie Army on November 19th 2014:

“Marmie was found in Surrey and had been there from day one. I would never of found him had he not been chipped. Marmie has had the most horrendous time. He has been fending for himself up until the last 2 weeks, he was seen in a central reservation with motorways each side of him, after a few days of him going missing, my baby was out on his own for over three-and-a-half months, my cat was a house cat and I would of never believed he could of looked after himself but he did, he is ok and he slept with me all last night.”

The Lille’s wrote to Tracy “Seeing you reunited with him was wonderful. We had no idea of Marmie’s story and the search for him. It took us totally by surprise! …. We are so pleased to have ended your nightmare and wish you both all the best.”

Sadly, when Tracy took Marmie to be checked out they found that he had developed kidney failure and after 11 months back in the arms of his devoted Mum he crossed the Bridge October 23, 2015. The Find Marmie FB page continues in his honour, devoted to helpin’ lost pets get back home.

The final word hasta go to Marmie’s Mum “ .. if you have lost your cat never ever give up and do whatever you can to find them, go that bit further & it will pay off & if not at least you can say you have done everything possible for your baby.”

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** The Coronation is Sunday Jan 31, 1 p.m. Pacific time/4 p.m. Eastern time on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 **

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/30/2016 11:43.23 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 29th ~
Marmie: LOST!!

This story’s a two parter to round out my campaign. It happened in 2014 in England, and my family had a front-row seat to watch it unfold because the kitty involved usedta be one of our compadres on a site called ShowmeCats.

It all started with a great big orange fluffy kitty named Marmalade, who had been with his special person Tracy Brewster of Maidstone, Kent for 13 years. Marmie, as Tracy called him, was his Mom’s pampered baby and had been with her longer than her current husband. The husband wasn’t current for long, as it happens, things went bad and the couple separated. Then on July 21, 2014 Marmie vanished from a walk in the enclosed yard of his house.

Tracy was frantic, and all the more so when it came out that her ex was responsible for Marmie’s disappearance. He appeared in court charged with taking the kitty, was found guilty but spitefully refused to say anything about Marmie’s whereabouts other than that he had turned him loose “somewhere”.

Tracy did not take this lyin’ down, she actually quit her job and devoted herself to searching for Marmalade full-time. Soon she had a group of supporters she called "Marmie’s Army", who helped distribute posters, flyers and publicize Marmie’s cause through media interviews and a FB group called "Find Marmie". Tracy told TV and newspapers:

“We are desperate to find Marmie – a friendly, long haired ginger cat who has been stolen and dumped somewhere. Marmalade is a beautiful, long haired, light ginger neutered male cat. He has a freckled right eye and a bald lower belly. He is microchipped. He is totally and utterly adored by his mum who is desperate and devastated without him .”

Tracy also had a Twitter feed and the “Find Marmie” FB page soon had upwards of 2,400 followers. The UK news media took Marmalade to heart and his story was followed nationwide. An article on Page 3 of the London Daily Telegraph summed up:

“Rarely has the search for a cat been carried out with such passion and heroic persistence. The story has been widely featured in the press.”

So does the Marmie Army come through? Ya just hafta wait till tomorrow.

Same CAT-time, same CAT-Channel!

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** The Coronation is Sunday Jan 31, 1 p.m. Pacific time/4 p.m. Eastern time on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 **

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/30/2016 11:42.07 AM Report This Comment
Hi my sweet Shai!
We saw you stop in at the beginning of MHL, so sorry about your Mom's paws!

We sat together the whole time and I thought you would cheer yourself hoarse when KCK won!

No hockey Friday, it's the All-Star weekend and all of that will be played on Sunday night on special page #120728, with A. Mallow's coronation in the afternoon. I'll be playing for the Atlantic Division as Jaromir Jagr. It's going to be fun!

Love and kisses and another log for the fire ~~ ♥ Evie ♥

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/28/2016 09:54.24 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 28th ~
In 2000, a girl named Jackie Sharp was goin’ to college at Santa Rosa Junior College in Petaluma California. It was her first year, with all kindsa new experiences and a whole lotta stress. Her 3 year old kitty named Dallas was with her through good times and bad.

Then Dallas disappeared into a nearby creek.

'It was horrible,' Jackie said. 'I was looking everywhere for him. It was very sad. I loved that cat. At the end of the day I would come home and he would just curl up on my lap and purr. He was always there for me. He got me through a lot.'

Years went by, Jackie graduated and moved away but she always kept pictures of her pal Dallas and occasionally stopped to think of him and to wonder what happened.

Then, in spring of 2013, at the same creek where Dallas had disappeared in 2000 a man found a stray kitty who was in bad shape. He took the kitty to Laurie Atwood, who feeds some of the feral cats living by the creek.

Laurie took the kitty to the emergency vet clinic, where he was checked over and scanned for a microchip. He had one, and very shortly a stunned Jackie Sharp got a call from the VCA Animal Care Centre in Rohnert Park, CA, telling her that they had her cat. It took her a while to realize they were talking about Dallas.

'I was in shock,' said Jackie, by then 34. 'It has been 13 years. I figured he had found a new home or was gone by now. It was so amazing, he was the coolest cat ever and I missed him so much.'

Dallas was given life-saving treatment, put on a feeding tube and given a blood transfusion. Dr. Robin Schaffner, the emergency vet who treated him said that the cat was close to dying and would probably have been put down if they hadn’t found the microchip.

'He was completely dehydrated and emaciated. He probably would have passed away within hours without aggressive treatment. The microchip saved his life,' Dr Shaffner said.

It was a long haul for Dallas, but he recovered and the happy day came that Jackie was able to take him home. She told reporters that Dallas recognised her the moment he entered.

'He stared at me, then he climbed up into my lap and started to purr,' she said. 'I always loved his eyes with those grey specks in them. Once I saw his eyes, I knew it was him. He’s a fighter. If he can make it through living in a creek for 13 years, he can make it through anything.'

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** The Coronation is Sunday Jan 31, 1 p.m. Pacific time/4 p.m. Eastern time on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 **

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/28/2016 09:40.45 AM Report This Comment
PS from A. Mallow
Oh, brother in law, I think by the time this COTM thing is over, some quiet is gonna be JUST what OJ & I need. Save us a spot by that fire!

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/27/2016 09:49.37 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 27th ~
If you think this story sounds familiar, it’s because Queens Maggie & Angel Ginger told it in their campaign a few months back. But it is so good I just hafta tell it too!

In 1949 the Smith family were getting’ ready to move from St. Petersburg, Florida all the way out to California! They were worried how their kitty Tom would handle such a long trip and because they’d once read that cats often get more attached to a place than to people, they were delighted when they saw that Tom seemed to like the man who bought their house, Robert Hanson.

The Smiths thought that it would be best for Tom to not have his normal routines interrupted and made the decision to leave him with Mr. Hanson. They were sad to leave Tom behind, but relieved that he would have a good home. Over and over they told themselves that done the right thing.

Two weeks later after they moved into their new home in San Gabriel, the Smiths got a letter from Robert Hanson with the news that Tom had run away. They felt awful that because they had done what they thought was best for Tom, now he had run off and would probably come to a sad end.

Then, on an August afternoon on 1951, two years and six weeks after their move to California, Mrs. Smith heard a cat wailing in her yard. The noise was drivin’ them up the wall, and Mr. Smith went outside to chase the intruder out of the yard. Imagine his amazement when the cat ran toward him and leaped into his arms! It took him only a moment to recognize their old friend Tom.

Mrs. Smith was more skeptical. After all, Tom was a sleek, well-fed handsome feline while THIS kitty was scraggly, skinny, worn, frazzled and so weak that it collapsed on the kitchen floor when Mr. Smith brought it into the house. Its fur was bleached by the sun and had come out in handfuls. Its paws were bloody and covered in scabs.

Then Mrs. Smith thought of a sure test. They had raised their Tom on baby food, and he had a real “thing” for Pablum. She went to the store and bought some, then put a saucer of it on the floor. Well, battered and beaten though he was, the cat got to his feet and dived into the baby food right up to his whiskers. The Smiths were now convinced that their old Tom had found his way to their home in San Gabriel, California, all the way from St. Petersburg, Florida-way across the continent and across 2,500 miles of unfamiliar terrain!

Guess Tom had been more attached to his people than they could have ever imagined!

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** The Coronation is Sunday Jan 31, 1 p.m. Pacific time/4 p.m. Eastern time on the Cats Meow Resort page #271826 **

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/27/2016 09:44.46 AM Report This Comment
Hello my darling Shai!
I'm bringing you a picnic as I drop off A. Mallow's blog, special delivery. Oh, this is getting so exciting! And of course, YOU and your whole family are invited to come to the Castle with us!

A. Mallow is going to appoint me her kitchen manager for the month, rather than have just one kitty cooking she's going to have some different Guest Chefs for different activities and since I have spent a whole lot of time alone in an apartment with Big Sis Becky's textbooks while she was in Chef school, I get to co-ordinate the whole thing! I will be busy but it will be fun.

And of course I'll have time for my special guy! Especially with our anniversary coming up! -- hugs & kisses, Evie

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/26/2016 10:25.12 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 26th ~
It has been a very rough month for our CC friends, and today I wanna start out with a tribute to our King of July 2015, the amazing Montgomery George Brown. I remember my family first met Monty back in summer or 2011 when he was diagnosed with cancer and the vet said he had maybe 6 months left with us. Well, that was 4 ½ years ago and Monty has amazed us again and again, but he has reached the end of his journey and is makin’ his trip to the Bridge today. I and all the CC Angels will be there to meet him with a hero’s welcome!

Now, today’s story:

No one wants an apartment fire, especially not when you’re a human with a kitty. Who more than likely will be under the bed at the first hint of smoke, not to mention those noisy alarms!

Anyway, the worst case scenario happened to Megan Martin in July of 2014 when there was a huge fire at her condo complex in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The fire caused over 10 million bucks in damages and left 400 humans without homes. Megan was one of them.

As if all that wasn’t bad enough, Megan’s kitty Harmony was in the building when the fire happened and when she got the all-clear to go gather her belongings, she couldn’t find Harmony anywhere!

Megan went back to the building complex time after time to look for Harmony and called for help from SAFE Team Rescue, who she had originally adopted Harmony from. The rescue group helped by puttin’ up flyers and leavin’ food out so Harmony wouldn’t go hungry. But despite the everyone’s best efforts, with no sign of Harmony everyone began to fear the worst.

“It’s almost like losing a child,” Martin told CBC News. “You don’t think that your pets are going to be that close to you, but it was very heartbreaking.”

But four months after the fire, with demolition and rebuilding still goin’ on a demolition worker who was back at the condo building found Harmony alive! She was hidin’ in the wall of a third-floor unit, one floor down from Megan’s condo.

Due to SAFE Team Rescue’s efforts, the workers knew who to call about the cat. The rescue organization happily contacted Megan and reunited her with her Harmony.

Harmony had lost way too much weight, and understandably she was pretty jumpy & nervous at first, but she was happy to be with her human again, safe and receiving all the love—and food—that any pet could ask for.

Megan says that she doesn’t know how Harmony survived the fire or four months with very little food or water, but she is thrilled to have her girl safely back at home.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/26/2016 10:14.10 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 25th ~
Our Dad grew up with his Dad in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and he usedta delight in tellin’ how when his family unpacked from one of their many moves, they found a moldy oldy half-eaten sandwich in one of the boxes. But when the Barth family of Virginia opened the boxes after a move to Hawaii in September 2014, they found not a sandwich, but their missing kitty!!

Don’t worry, the kitty’s okay! This is our happy place after all.

When everything was packed & ready for the big move, the Barths couldn’t find their kitty Mee Moowe! They postponed leaving for three days lookin’ for Mee Moowe but when she didn’t appear, they reluctantly hadda go ahead with the move. Everyone was devastated to leave behind the gray, short-haired cat had been with the family for their 10 year old daughter’s whole life!

But 36 days later when all the boxes were unloaded at their new house on the island of Maui, the Barths were shocked to hear a faint meow coming from one of the boxes! Well, you know us felines and our boxes, looks like Mee Moowe had crawled inside to explore and accidentally gotten sealed up! When she was finally freed, Mee Moowe had lost half her body weight and according to the vet, she was showin’ all the typical symptoms of starvation.

Unfortunately, the vet also told the Barths that Hawaii’s strict health rules for pets brought into the state meant that poor Mee Moowe hadda spend more three more months away from them, in quarantine because she hadn’t had her shots before the trip.

I somehow think Mee Moowe woulda MUCH rather had the (whisper) s-h-o-t-s than make the trip the way she did!

BONUS STORY:

I was mentionin’ to A. K. Pushkin one day that I didn’t have any Lost & Found stories from Ireland & I figured that must mean that the Irish took better care of their kitties. Well, he found me a story that happened not long ago to a kitty named Lilou who belonged to a guy named Eric Biec of North County Dublin. One day Lilou wandered down to the Malahide DART station and got on the 10:30 train to Dublin City Centre!

A passenger handed her over to station staff and word went out by way of the media and Twitter. Thanks to hundreds of tweets and retweets, worried Dad Eric was reunited with his wanderin’ kitty!

Lilou has made history by bein’ the very first animal to be issued with her very own rail card! Corporate Communications Manager at Iarnród Éireann Barry Kenny says

“Just in the off chance that she does travel again with us, we are going to issue her with her own smart card for the future, so that if she does decide to take the DART again she will have a valid ticket.”

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/25/2016 09:52.11 AM Report This Comment
Jan 24th Angel Sunday ~ Angel Smokey ~
Don’t ask my brother Angel Smokey “were you born in a barn?”, because he’ll say YES and be proud of it! Here’s his story:

“One day a family came to visit, bringing four little humans. We kittens weren't afraid, we let them pet us and love us and pick us up!

“When the visit was over I was in the back seat of the car with those kids on my way to my new forever home! I had never lived in a house before, there were all kinds of new experiences for me and it was the beginning of a very wonderful life together. I’m proud to say that I helped to raise those kids into grown humans who respect and love animals!

“My favourite was Big Bro Joe, and here’s part of the reason. When I was about 2 years old the humans noticed I was having trouble peeing. Dad took me straight to the vet and the news was that I had a urinary blockage and needed surgery right away or I would die. Mom & Dad had four little kids and not a lot of money, and when he heard how much the surgery would cost Dad thought there was no choice but to send me over the Bridge. After all, he said, who knew how long a cat might live anyway?

“Dad came home to tell Mom and the kids so they could have a chance to say goodbye. Well, Big Bro Joe who was six years old broke into tears. I was his special friend who slept with him every night and he didn’t want me to go over the Bridge! He pleaded “You can have all the money in my bank account, just please save Smokey”. Dad’s heart was really touched and he called the vet, who said there was one procedure they could do that cost a lot less, in fact about the same as it would have cost to send me over the Bridge. The problem was that it could only fix the problem this one time, it might not stay fixed for long, and they’d have to change my food for the rest of my life if there was any hope of my never getting another blockage.

“Everyone said DO IT!! So they did, and soon I was home and doing great. Mom & Dad found a store brand with an acceptable ash content and for the rest of my life Dad bought it by the case whenever it came on sale.”

The rest of Angel Smokey’s life turned out to be another 15 years, and when his time did come to cross the Bridge it was Big Bro Joe who held him as he started on his way.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/24/2016 10:22.28 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 23rd ~
Today I have a coupla very lucky kitties to tell ya about, and wouldja believe they are both named Charlie?

Charlie #1 showed up at Fort Wayne Indiana Animal Care and Control on April 21st, 2014. Nothin’ so much unusual there. Not even so unusual that Charlie was 10 years old. But after the shelter scanned Charlie for a microchip and found one identifyin’ Virginia Fryback as his owner, things got unusual.

Ms. Fryback was shocked because Charlie had disappeared five years earlier and she thought she'd never see him again! She thanks the veterinarian who convinced her to get the microchip way back when Charlie was a kitten.

Charlie’d better thank that vet, too. A FWACC spokesperson told reporters “The chip has likely saved Charlie’s life because most people choose to adopt a much younger cat.”
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Charlie #2 is from way over in Stubbington, Hampshire, England. He’s a black & white guy who lived with Jo and Ade Haigh from 7 weeks old until the day in 2006 when he went outside and didn’t come back in. His people searched the area, put up “lost” posters and contacted all the local vets, but no Charlie!

Since then the Haighs moved more than two miles away but one day in October 2012 Mrs. Haigh was back in the old neighbourhood to look a bungalow her mother was thinkin’ about buyin’ when she, her mother and sister noticed a cat sittin’ on a wall outside of a house.

“I was immediately 99.9 per cent sure it was Charlie.” She said. “He was a lot skinnier but came straight over to me and responded to his name.

“We went and spoke to the man who lived there and he told me he had been feeding Charlie for about two and a half years.”

To the vet the kitty went to scan for a microchip, and he was definitely the long-lost Charlie!

A few things besides the address have changed since Charlie disappeared in 2006. The family now included 13 month old twins, two other cats and two dogs. But Charlie’s Mom said that even at 16 years old, Charlie was settlin’ in and takin’ even the twins in stride.

She also said that she’s so happy to have Charlie back that she’s scared to let him out of the house again.

I think that’s just as well!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/23/2016 09:58.49 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 22nd ~
It started one night in spring of 2014 when Ann Bosche of Lucedale, Mississippi was out walkin’ her d-o-g and found a kitty in her front yard. “We get several dogs and cats dropped off in this neighborhood so I figured this was another one,” Ann to reporters. “What came out from under that bush was a large, beautiful cat with a white tip on his tail. I said, ‘Aren’t you a fancy thing?”

And so she started to call him Mr. Fancy. He stuck around for a month, comin’ to Ann’s house every day for food and it was more than enough time for her to fall hard for him. But she & her husband already had a dog and two cats and he wanted to take this one to the local shelter. So Ann reluctantly put Mr. Fancy in a kitty carrier and “ … dropped him off and an attendant took him to the back where the cages are. When he brought me my carrier, he said that the cat was back there banging his head against the iron cage door. I cried the five miles back to my house.”

Ann kept checkin’ the shelter’s website, hopin’ to find updates on Mr. Fancy but never did see any. She hoped that meant someone had adopted him right away. But soon she found out that he had escaped from the shelter just 20 minutes after she’d left him there. She felt awful!

Then, early one morning about a month after she had last seen Mr. Fancy, Ann woke up to the sound of her husband talking to someone in the kitchen. She got up to see what the heck was goin’ on.

“I looked at the clock and wondered who was at my house at 5:30am,” she said. “I got up to see and what I found was nothing short of a miracle. I saw a cat, sitting at my husband’s feet, talking to him … and when he flipped his tail around, there was the white tip. I started crying and quietly said ‘Oh my baby, Hi Fancy.’ He turned, saw me and ran to me, talking and squealing the whole way.”

Well, there was no WAY her husband could argue with that! “This cat spent a month traveling along busy streets, rail road lines, and rough neighborhoods trying to find me,” Ann said. “I think he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to my house. I love him so much and feel we were meant to be together. He belongs here. Mr. Fancy will never want for a home, food or love again.”

A guardian Angel? Well (blush), it WAS one of my earliest assignments …

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/22/2016 11:26.51 AM Report This Comment
PS from A. Mallow
Yep, it's true, I am runnin' for COTM. Evie says they will just let ANY riff-raff in now and I don't think that's very nice, mol.

I'm plannin' a special anniversary pawty for you & Evie and it would be great if Angel Aria could cook up some of that delicious kosher food for it. Evie's gonna be my Royal Kitchen Manager and we'll have some fun guest chefs through the month.

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/21/2016 09:25.58 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 21st ~
I gotta thank my pal Toby for this story that comes outta Bennington, Mass. It’s about a kitty named “Monster Cat” who belonged to a lady named Karen Halvorsen and would always share a special spot on her pillow. They were separated on Oct. 28, 2010, the one time Monster Cat was allowed to go outside.

So began a three-year ordeal that consumed much of Halvorsen’s life. She placed classified ads regularly in the Bennington Banner and when she would go to check out a lead she always took a bit of Monster Cat's hair from his pillow. She would also try to lure him in with familiar noises, like the sound of a food dish bein’ filled.

People told Halvorsen she was crazy, to get a new cat and move on with her life. "I couldn't live not knowing," she said. She could not have given up on him anymore than she could have forgotten one of her children.

Halvorsen reunited at least one other pet owner with their cat during her search, and she adopted a third cat, "Scooby," which someone had brought to her thinking it was the lost Monster Cat.

Ultimately it was Facebook and a rescue group that led to Monster Cat's homecoming in October 2013, after three long years.

A kitty fittin’ Monster Cat's description was bein’ fed by some people who saw his picture in the newspaper ads and used Facebook's "tag" function to notify Kaila Drosehn, rescue manager for Northern Berkshire Cat Rescue, who came to check things out.

The kitty was in such bad shape that Drosehn didn’t call Ms. Halvorsen for a few weeks because she did not know if he would live. Meanwhile, she paid for his vet treatments because "I had a white cat that somebody poisoned, so I had a soft spot for him,"

When Ms. Halvorsen first drove to the shelter to take a look she wasn’t sure if this sick, battered kitty was her Monster Cat. The second time, she brought Monster Cat's pillow. She broke into tears when the he recognized his old sleeping pillow and then his owner.

The plan had been to let the kitty recuperate for a few more days but Halvorsen could not bear to part with him again and so took him home, where he continued to get better. Even though he was eatin’ more and getting’ used to his house mates, he still showed the marks of a hard three years.

Halvorsen paid for a second classified ad to run after Monster Cat was found. It reads in part, "I would like to thank all of the people who cared, prayed, & kept their eyes open for him!"

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/21/2016 09:22.33 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 20th ~
Okay, you kitties know that I am a Siberian, right? My good pal K. Bennie tells me that in the language of my furfathers my name translates to “Zefir”. That’s pronounced like a worried Frenchman “ze FEAR!” Oh, I do gotta love that language!

Anyway, where I am goin’ with all this is that I hadda roar my Harley ALL the way to Russia to pick up this next story for ya. Yekaterinburg, to be exact. Where in November 2014, some workers laid new concrete pavement outside an apartment block. The humans who lived in the apartment soon noticed there was another problem with this new pavement. It … well, it kinda meowed!

I kid you not. It would appear that when they laid out the new pavement, there was a little teeny space. You KNOW how we felines love our little crawly spaces, and it WAS November, and a kitty did what kitties do. And was still hunkered in there when the concrete was poured!

Neighbours heard the mewing from the pavement and desperately tried to contact those in charge. Resident Ramiro Sokolov said: "I and some of the other neighbours rang the council but they said they weren't to blame and passed us onto the works office. They said they weren't to blame either, and had subcontracted it out to a private company.

"When we traced them, they also said they couldn't help as they needed the council's permission to dig the pavement up again. But then we couldn't find in the council exactly who should authorise permission – at least in time to save the animal.”

By this time, 10 days had gone by and the mews were becoming weaker. The group of neighbours decided to bypass the red tape & get the kitty out their very own selves. And after about 5 hours of sledgehammerin’ the new concrete, they eventually got to the kitty who was hungry, dehydrated, but otherwise unharmed.

According to the UK’s Daily Mirror the owner said:

“I had lost her 10 days ago, I didn’t know where she was and it’s great to have her back. I’m really grateful to all those people who got involved, and I have no idea how she ended up in the space under the walkway. I assume she must have been looking for mice.”

The Hairballz Rainbow Riders & I have duly delivered a case of vodka to Ramiro and his band of hero humans. Block pawty in Yekatarinburg!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/20/2016 09:58.42 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 19th ~
Here I am again, CC’s own little gray & white Scheherazade! I’m sure glad I don’t hafta do this for 1001 Arabian Nights, mol, though I’m sure the stories are out there!

This one comes by way of the KC Pet Project in Kansas City MO, and it’s about how they helped a tomcat who’d been missin’ from his special person for 7 long years!

The kitty’s name is Lutece, and he belonged to Franc, an Executive Chef in Kansas City. Lutece disappeared from his owner during a move back in 2008. He never returned home, even with Franc going back over and over again for several months to search for him. But in May 2015 someone turned a stray tomcat with an injured paw in to KC Pet Project. They scanned for a microchip and found one.

“We weren’t able to reach anyone at the phone numbers listed for him,” rescue workers said “but Franc had listed a friend as an emergency contact for his cat’s microchip registration who help us get in touch with him.”

When Franc, who is from France, saw Lutèce he began speaking to him in French as he did so long ago. Lutèce, who had been a very quiet kitty in the shelter, immediately began meowing back loudly and extending his paw to Franc through the kennel door. The rescue workers said their hearts just melted!

“For a kitty to be perceived as a community cat for many years to turn out to be an owned kitty and be microchipped for all this time is pretty cool. It's spectacular,” said Stephanie Bell, with KC Pet Project.

“It's a miracle that this was happening,” said happy catdad Franc.

And Lutece? He didn’t have too much to say except “youch”. See, Franc decided it was about time to get his pal neutered, and he had KC Pet Project take care of that right away.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/19/2016 10:47.02 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 18th ~
Those kitties in England sure do get themselves in some situations! This story comes from Cornwall, and it’s about a kitty named Woosie who wandered off from home and found himself livin’ the feline dream.

In 2011 Woosie was four years old and belonged to a couple named Helen & Philip Johns, and he lived your normal average feline life much like Yours Truly did for my years on earth. Woosie was allowed to go adventuring in the yard & would always return to his comfy house. Until the day he didn’t. And his humans began to worry and wonder.

But while his people worried, Woosie was livin’ the high life. Not long after he vanished from his home, he showed up at the Ginsters pasty factory 33 miles away! How he got there is anyone’s guess, but the best guess is that he mighta slipped inside a delivery truck or in another vehicle going to the area.

Now in case ya thought I made a typo back there, a pasty is a special kind of meat pie that Cornwall is well known for. They look kinda like calzones and they’re made of beef, kidney, chicken, bacon, all the things that kitties love!

Anyway, workers at the plant quickly took to the kitty and dubbed him “George”. They kept him around, feedin’ him on scraps of the delectable pastys and sandwiches, and even allowed him free reign of the office during the day. In return, “George” would meet workers outside every morning. But the adventure came to an end early in February 2014 when workers decided to take their mascot to be checked out at the local vets.

The vet scanned for a microchip, and Woosie returned to his home – considerably fatter than when he left, mol. The Johns said they were “gobsmacked” when they received the call from the vet.

“He came home on Tuesday evening, came straight into the house and just stretched out in the chair as if nothing had happened,” Mrs. Johns said. “He’s like Lord Muck. It’s surreal. He’s unfazed by it.”

Think Woosie might be purrsuaded to use his connections to score us a case of pastys?

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/18/2016 10:11.45 AM Report This Comment
Jan 17th Angel Sunday ~ Angel Jezebel ~
Angel Jezebel is the quietest of our family’s Angels, but she’s a very important member of the family and she has had quite a life!

Jezebel was born in the outskirts of Belleville, Ontario, where a very nice lady found her whole fur family just after a cold spell in November 1967. And I DO mean “cold spell”, we are talkin’ Southern Ontario here! For four days in the middle of that November it stayed pretty much below freezing and went as low as 6 degrees F. With 5 inches of snow on the ground and winds gusting up to 40 mph, Jezebel & her siblings would have been about 4 weeks old.

The nice lady took the kitty family in and cared for them, but the exposure had already cost Jezebel an outer ear & toes on one foot , plus an eye infection left her with a permanent bald patch around one eye. As if that wasn’t enough hardship in the kittens’ 8 short weeks on this earth, early in December their fur mom was killed on the road.

About this time, my Mom was a little girl who wanted another kitty very badly, a year and a half after losin’ her Angel Pierre. Angel Granddad had felt so bad about Pierre that he wasn’t ready to care about another kitty yet, but he cared about my Mom and one night after supper she went downstairs to find Angel Granddad washin’ down Angel Pierre’s old litter box. When she asked why, Angel Granddad said gruffly “if we’re going to have another cat, it’s going to need a litter box”. Well, Mom’s heart leaped and that very night she & Angel Granddad drove off to check out the ad the nice lady had placed for the orphan kittens.

When Mom laid eyes on the ball of tortoiseshell fluff that was Jezebel, she thought this was the most beautiful kitty that could ever be. It was the beginning of 12 ½ years together that included many moves, including a cross-country flight. Jezebel was one pampered kitty, Mom had a leash for her and brushed her almost every day. Jezebel was with Mom through her teenage years, early marriage and (shudder) the first two human kittens before it came time to say goodbye, much too soon.

Mom says that in a lot of ways, Moji Blackbear reminds her of Angel Jezebel. While I usually take the credit, I do hafta admit that Angel Jezebel mighta also had just a little bit of a paw in bringin’ Mojo into the family.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/17/2016 11:25.10 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 16th ~
Well I tell ya, an Angel’s work is never done! Some of the situations that kitties manage to get themselves into …. Take this 10 year old tabby named Crockett for example:

Crockett lived in London, England with his pet pawrents Bill and Pauline Low happily enough … until March 23, 2014 when the Lows got themselves a new couch and decided to donate the old one to a second-hand store. This involved a little bit of disassembly, and during the short time the bottom of the couch was open, it appears that Crockett decided to go explorin’ and managed to get himself trapped inside!

When it arrived at the thrift store, the couch went through "normal routine checks" by employees before being sold on March 27, 2014. One day later, the BBC reports, the new owners heard meowing from beneath the material — and then saw two claws poking out.

Here’s where the new owners of the second-hand furniture did a first-class act: They ripped up the sofa to free the terrified (not to mention hungry) kitty, tracked down his owners and returned him.

During Crockett’s five days in sofa solitary, Mom Pauline was “devastated” that her cat was missing, and was “delighted” to have him back. "We can't believe how he must have tucked himself into the sofa during the short time the bottom was removed and remained silent for so long," she told interviewers from the BBC

Crockett’s furniture rippin’ rescuers asked to remain anonymous, but told the BBC, ''We are so thrilled that he is safe and sound and was found in time."

Like I said, an Angel’s work is never done!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/16/2016 11:13.48 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 15th ~
There’s frost all over the ground and on my whiskers too, but I am here with yet another happy story!

The one I have for ya today comes all the way from Staffordshire, Engand, and it’s about an orange & white kitty named Jesse, 18 months old, who in May of 2006 was headed to the vet for his (whisper ) s-h-o-t-z .. I mean –s. Well, guess Jesse didn’t like those things any more than the rest of us do. Or maybe his crate wasn’t fastened just right. Or maybe both.

Anyway, things went wrong and Jesse "… hurled himself at the front of the cat box and broke the door off," said his owner, Lesley Corbett.

"He was last seen heading off up by the side of the vet's and running hell for leather."

The Corbett’s six year old daughter Grace was devastated, because Jesse had been a special present just for her and she loved him a whole bunch. The whole family searched the town for days and put up posters. "We always hoped he was being looked after somewhere and, at some point, he might find his way back home," Mrs. Corbett told the BBC. But as years went by, that hope was getting’ pretty thin.

Fast forward to February 2014, when the Corbetts got a call from the vet … yes, the SAME vet, who told them that another client had brought in a stray cat that had been hanging around their house, and that the kitty’s microchip showed he was their missing Jesse! Aside from a minor leg injury, Jesse was healthy.

'My daughters burst into tears as soon as I walked through the door with him – they have never forgotten him.’ Mrs. Corbett said. 'At first he didn’t appear to recognise us. But now that he’s been in the same house with everyone for a week, he’s beginning to realise who we are.'

'We have no idea where Jesse had been for eight years, all we know is he’s happy and healthy and we are so happy to have him back."

We hear that Jesse is bein’ just a bit spoiled these days … and I say he’s earned it!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/15/2016 10:35.10 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 14th ~
So there I was just this past Monday the 11th, loggin’ off CC after a day of postin’ my blogs when a headline on the home page caught my eye. “Click that!” I said to Mom, and wouldn’t ya know, it was Stop the Presses time because there was a brand spankin’ new lost & found story right there!

It was about a kitty named Dolly, a rescue kitty who lives on the Isle of Wight with her family, the Murphy-Lathams who own VIP Guest Cottages. Well I guess spendin’ so much time around vacationers gave Dolly a bit of the wanderlust because she decided to take a trip of her own. It just so happened that not far from Dolly’s place there was a luxury yacht docked, about to leave for a 5 week holiday stay in Poole on Dorset. Dolly slipped on board the steamliner and tagged along on the 30 mile trip, and it wasn’t long till a family spotted her in one of the cabins.

The family took care of Dolly as their “vacation kitty” but then, worried about what would happen to her after the trip, they took her to the vet where they discovered her microchip and traced her to her real family.

"Dolly has gone missing before but she always stayed on the island,” owner Debs Murphy-Latham told The Daily Mail after receiving the call about cat Dolly’s whereabouts on Saturday. "I would never have expected that she’d make it all the way to Poole. I think she has developed a taste for the high life. It’s not the first time she’s tried to board a yacht.”

In fact, Dolly was actually on indoors house arrest at the Guest Cottages after makin’ her way onto a yacht back in November, but early in December when the family’s two children were getting’ ready for school one morning she managed to slip outside, never to be seen again. Or so her family worried.

"We were all very upset when she went missing,” said Murphy-Latham. "We just didn’t know what had happened.”

On Sunday, the owners of the yacht drove Dolly down to Southampton, where Murphy-Latham and her two daughters, Natasha and Annabelle, met them after having taken a high-speed ferry from Cowes, allowing the seafaring Dolly one last high seas voyage.

"My daughters will have to peel themselves off the ceiling, they are so excited to have her back,” said Murphy-Latham. "I’d quite like her to stay put this time so she might be spending a few weeks indoors just until she remembers where she lives.”

And my advice to Dolly? Next time ya get the hankerin’ for adventure, get a Harley like a sensible kitty!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

01/14/2016 11:12.50 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 13th ~
Another day, another cool story about a lost kitty who found their way home! This one comes outta Melbourne Australia and the kitty wasn’t actually lost, but it is still an awesome reunion story.

See, what happened was that a human named Michael Close hadda move away from Australia and couldn’t take his kitty Chopper with him. Michael was heartbroken but his mother came to the rescue and agreed to take Chopper in. But when Mom discovered that Chopper wasn’t happy in her place with her other cat, she found him a new, loving home. And all was well for Chopper for a few years.

But then Chopper’s new owner crossed the Bridge and Chopper found himself in a shelter, once again lookin’ for a home.

Meanwhile, not long afterwards, Michael Close had moved back to Melbourne, and his kids wanted a cat. He’d never forgotten his Chopper but had lost track of him once his mother had re-homed him, so there was Michael, browsin’ through the website of the local shelter … when he saw a picture of a kitty that looked just like his Chopper.

Michael couldn’t believe the resemblance, and of course WE know it was much more than a resemblance. And soon enough, so did Michael. When he went to visit the shelter, he and Chopper recognized each other right away. Part of Chopper’s ear is missing so Close was sure it was him. Then, he called Chopper’s name.

“I called out his original name and he lifted his head straight away,” he said. “We say it was meant to be,” Close told the Herald Sun.

"It was a really unbelievable moment. It was like a lost family member coming home,” Close said.
Chopper didn’t take much time getting reacquainted with his previous home.

Close said it was as if he had never left. "He came in and knew where he was immediately. He went straight upstairs to his little napping spot."

So in this very strange series of events, Michael Close and his special guy Chopper were reunited … after FIVE YEARS!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Mallow Castle ~ Vote Quincy #180493 in Feb, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly & Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ brother be my valentine?, *QUEEN ANGEL MALLOW (MJ) ♥ Prince OJ*, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw is my Valentine & Evie, Royal Kitchen Manager ♥ Angel Shai.

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