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

Angel Duchess Ginger and sister Lady Maggie

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Hi! My name is Angel Duchess Ginger and sister Lady Maggie

I am Domestic Shorthair from Plymouth, MI

Nicknames: Maggie Girl and Gin Gi

Age: 7 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: Maggie fetches peanuts etc. and brings the object back to whoever tossed it.She also jumps up at least 3 feet into the air to catch objects(prefera- bly peanuts of course).A while ago, when we weren't so interested in playing with peanuts, Maggie found a bag of peanuts on the counter and brought us a peanut.She placed it on the couch next to me so she can start playing!

My favorite tricks and treats are: Yes, besides jumping high, she does yoga with me(Yoga 101).She likes to play like a dog where I roll her around on the floor and rub her belly. She uses a special meow when she wants to play.Also, when I stand by the front door looking out, she tells me (ok meows loudly) she wants to be picked up so she can look too. and Cucumbers and tomato

Where I hang out: Either on mom's lap, next to mom on the couch on mom's legs or on the very top of my castle (tall cat tree)

My favorite grubs: Watermelon, strawberries,ki- wi,cantaloupe,o- r
any green veggie Mom eats. I make sure I don't miss anything yummy that she eats!

My pet peeves: When my sibling Tony, a large cat who looks like a panther, does no-no things and Dad has to remind him not to do that, I start "talking" to Tony or may even run up to him to stop him.

What I love about my owners: She plays and grooms and pets me all the time.She makes sure Ginger and Tony get attention too, but it's then when I get very jealous and will plant myself right between my mom and the "other" cat and perhaps stare until she/he jumps off my mom's lap!!So, there.

My cat hobbies: Besides fetching? playing endlessly with da bird or cuddling with her sister,Ginger, in one cat bed.







MAGGIE-August 2012- under King Bennie's reign, had the honor of serving as the "CONSERVATION OFFICER"

Pet motto: "Bringing about a time of No More Homeless Pets"..OK so I read a lot and write a lot.. My book is coming out soon...Well, ok, ghost writer.





GINGER- she is my littermate sister. She is a very beautiful long haired Calico and we have been best friends since birth for six years on April 15, 2013.
Last December 2012, when she had a regular exam, the new vet, who is a kitty specialist, heard a heart murmur. Mom and Dad took her to the kitty Cardiologist for an echocardiogram and it showed end stage Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Ginger
has, he said, between 6-12 months. We are loving her so much every day and make sure she takes all her medications and doesn't exert herself too much. We don't submit to the belief of generalization of prognoses. Ginger will live as long as she lives. We also feel that Ginger is teaching us a very big lesson, to live in the moment and to appreciate our blessings now.

OCTOBER 31, 2013-GINGER bestowed the title of Duchess Ginger by the very kind King Pushkin from Ireland.


March 18, 2014
Dear Ginger joins the angels but remains in our hearts. Mom held Ginger until she passed.

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Hey! I think my cats own me.No, really they are my animal companions. We met when I rescued two litters outside when the mother was very difficult to catch. So was her daughter.Wow! I was trying to keep up with TNR. It was a matter of manipulating my time, the vet's time and cat's willingness to go into the trap. So, I brought them in when they were about 4 wks old, before the mom moved them.So, I was going to socialize them and then get them adopted. This was a difficult assignment. Bottle feeding the kittens every 2 hrs around the clock took up all my free time and left me very tired.Then all 6 kittens walking thru their food(soft-runny- ) and then into their litter box and then back again!Oh sure, the milk(for cats) got walked into as well. So, to fill up the rest of the time, I cleaned up after them at least 5 times a day. So, even then Maggie stood out as a smart kitten, Ginger(longhair Calico) was beautiful and Tony(my 20 lb panther-black kitty)was constantly looking and hoarding food. So, as they became old enough to be adopted, 3 kitties were given to good homes.Even though my husband said, after our 20 yr old and 21 yr old kitties passed on, we were going travel, no way. I first dropped this little tuxedo in his lap(Mission accomplished-Ma- ggie was going to be part of our family).When 2 kittens where left and a friend was interested in adopting, I just couldn't! So, long story short we're back to a 3 kitten family.

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Hi Angel Ginger and Maggie,
Thank you for the visit and congratulations on being COTD yesterday. My family and I had a fun day with family and friends over for Thanksgiving dinner. All the rest of my furry siblings hid but I made a few appearances.

Thanks again for the congrats and wishing you and your family a nice day and happy weekend. Purrs, Alexi ♥

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11/28/2014 08:36.06 AM Report This Comment
as you can see
we're here much earlier than janet thought, as she's got a bit of time before she has breakfast as well as going to do some shopping at some shops in south deerfield north of here, stopping to see master on the way home, bank and then finally a bit of grocery shopping. cold today and tomorrow only near 32 then 40s sun/mon, 20s tues and 40s again wed/thurs. sandy,ab, haley,angels

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11/28/2014 03:22.53 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie and Ginger
Happy Thanksgiving! It's a dry and windy one for us. Just making the rounds to a few friends. While mom was working on dinner, we were watching a crow and a magpie playing on the roof of the medical clinic up the street this morning. It was kinda cute. And also surprising. They aren't usually too friendly with each other.

And speaking of magpies. (I was!) There is a dove who lives around here who will fly around with a magpie in our yard. I swear they are playing! One will chase the other, and then they switch. They've been doing this for two years now. At first mom thought they were young birds that didn't know they weren't supposed to get along. But now she knows that doesn't explain it. *shrug*

Just like to share a few thoughts on holiday dinners:

May your stuffing be tasty,
Your turkey be plump,
May your taters and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Just sayin'. Maybe I should send that to my mom. *snicker* Shhhhh! Don't tell her I said that! Guess I'll mosey back to the kitchen and see if I can "sad eyes" another piece of turkey liver! Happy Thanksgiving. Hope your day is safe and full of love!

Ziggy
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11/27/2014 01:56.21 PM Report This Comment
happy thanksgiving!
lunch is ready, just nat's ham steak has to finish warming in the oven as the turkey was done before 10 as janet had mommy and natty up before 6 this morning seeing she was outside shoveling the heavy water content 6" of snow we got and then walking be-fore the snow fell off the trees making more of a mess for her to clean up after she got back from her walk as nat was snow blowing finishing up here and going next door to a neighbors house and doing their driveway/walk. not long after he cleaned out the front and south side roof and gutters leaving janet to clean up the piles this afternoon as well as back gutters and roof. see ya tomorrow afternoon. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/27/2014 09:17.35 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie,
We are pawing by to wish you & your family a Happy Thanksgiving, may you have a safe and wonderful day.
We are leaving you a little funny we thought you might enjoy!!

May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy. Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs! ~Unknown Author~


Hugs & Kitty Kisses,
K. Tucker, Mouse & Dot

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11/26/2014 03:41.09 AM Report This Comment
happy thanksgiving!
janet will be on here sometime tomorrow after the big feast of a meal which some of she did preparation yesterday the succotash and whole berry cran-orange sauce. just have to warm up the pot-ato as well as succotash, mommy is doing the turkey, so looks like no early morning walk for her, but shoveling the 6-12" of snow we're expecting here. hoping a lot melts as it falls start-ing sometime this morning and the heaviest after she's home this afternoon. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/26/2014 12:09.47 AM Report This Comment
this weather
is totally nuts, for the birds, squirrels and who ever else wants it. nice again this morning 55 out there around today's high! going to 30s tomorrow through sat. with 5-8"+ heavy wet snow coming in tomorrow afternoon/night and that'll have janet and nat out shoveling/snow blowing instead of janet being inside preparing the big feast for lunch. she's going to do some of the work ahead of time this afternoon after she gets home and does a load of sheets and pillow cases to hang outside while the going is good. going to warm back up next week a kitchen sinker sunday night into monday morning snow to rain, then 40s/50s most of next week and rain again on wednesday. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/25/2014 12:45.47 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie & Ginger!
Well, finally we get to come by! CC has been acting up, and mom has been taking headers off the front porch, and the weather has been just AWFUL! *whew* So here we are!

That's sad about the little cat who won't stay in the shelter any more since being hurt somehow. Mom has a shelter/shed in the back yard for outside/stray/feral cats. It seems like one will stay in there once in a great while, but not on any regular basis, only when the temperature gets WAY down, like it did a couple weeks ago, about 8 and 9 degrees. But there is always food there, and mom makes sure there is fresh (not frozen) water twice a day.

The weather has really changed in the last 4 days! We went from freezing rain last Thursday to 50+ degrees today! Might see 60 by Thanksgiving! So it's looking better. If we don't get around again before Thanksgiving we want to wish you a very safe and happy turkey day, and may your day be filled with love!

Ziggy
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11/24/2014 08:09.11 PM Report This Comment
hello maggie
we all have a lot to be thankful for, don't we?
hope you had a good weekend..sammy

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11/24/2014 04:36.55 PM Report This Comment
janet wishes
she could just call in and take a day off like that. where she works she has to give 2-3 week advance notice as well and then sometimes if a day off is needed and nobody there to cover her hours which means it doesn't get opened up unless somebody else does it! if she were to call in sick, then they would have to call somebody in or ask somebody else to get it up and running the salad bar that is. well the weather is cooperating for a change and as it's warm yesterday through tomorrow, before get-ting really cold again wed-sat and then warming back up to the 40s and 50s this time next week. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/24/2014 01:46.43 PM Report This Comment
Scary day!
Our winds are a constant 40mph with gusts up to 60! We're under a wind warning in the area & it's really scary noisy out there!!
Dad called from school & the firefighters are putting out fires nearby due to power lines being knocked down. Hopefully the winds will subside soon because we're all very nervous kitties right now!

Our internet is going off & on a lot today too so we're just doing a quick meow then logging off in case it goes out again. BTW...mom got the day wrong on Angel Zaboo's crossing day. It's tomorrow & not today so he'll be doing some meowing from his cloud the next couple of days & then we'll probably be off-line on Thanksgiving day so the family can get to gm/gp's house on time.

Nervous purrs,
Sneakers, Piggy & NICE Girls

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11/24/2014 08:23.53 AM Report This Comment
HI SWEET MAGGIE!!
JAKE HERE, HOW IS MY GIRL TODAY? WE ARE ALL DOING PRETTY WELL HERE AND MOM HAS AN APPT WITH THE CLEVELAND CLINIC ON DEC 3RD TO GET THE RESULTS OF THE BLOODWORK. HOPEFULLY SOMETHING WILL DO DONE. SHE IS SO TIRED OF THIS!! TODAY HER EYES ARE PRETTY GOOD SO SHE IS GETTING SOME BLOGGING DONE WHILE SHE CAN SEE. WHY DON'T WE DO TO DINNER AND A MOVIE TOMORROW NIGHT? I SO MISS BEING WITH YOU AND HOLDING YOUR PAW IN MINE AS WE WALK. TELL YOUR SWEET MOM WE SAY HELLO AND HEAD BUMPS AND PURRS TO YOU AND YOURS FURRAMILY FROM YOUR JAKE AND THE BROWN FURRAMILY SIX PACK!!!

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11/24/2014 07:43.03 AM Report This Comment
Hi A Ginger & Maggie
Well, it certainly was cold enough for us. Highs in the teens..our poor paws were cold! This building we live in is poorly insulated and so it is kinda cold.

Mom just got new windows installed and boy do they make a difference..that double paned glass is amazing for keeping out the cold!

This morning it was 19* when mom went to work and her neighbor drove her...it was treacherous out there...I was watching mom from the window and her and the neighbor about fell of their behinds it was so slippery....the entire sidewalk was a sheet of ice...terrible stuff!!!

Next week it is supposed to be in the 50's, can you believe this goofy weather??? I yi yi!!

That's MI for you..they say if you don't like the weather, stick around for 5 minutes and it will change!!! MOL!

Take care!
Pawhuggz!!
lady K

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11/22/2014 02:36.32 PM Report This Comment
Soft Friday purrs
This has been a very stressful week for our CC family but made even more so by the quickly approaching holiday next week. This is a hard time of year for our mommy because she lost her mom two years ago (in December) & Monday (Nov 25th) will mark the one year crossing anniversary of beloved Zaboo. She hasn't been in the mood to blog much but hopefully she'll feel better about things soon.

Dad/mom's brother-in-law (& oldest sis) will make it to the family dinner on Thanksgiving since he'll have his dialysis the day before & day after the holiday, so we're glad to have a bit of happy mews.
Big sis just dropped her jeep off for repair this morning after they lost control on ice earlier in the week. Luckily baby Risten wasn't in the vehicle at the time & sis/hubby are okay, but the jeep wasn't in very good shape after they creamed a mailbox during the slide & requires quite a bit of body work. We're just happy they're both okay & are thankful they have good insurance.

All of the NICE kitty girls are doing fine & are as rowdy as ever, plus the outside kitties are all doing good too considering the shocking cold/snow we got so early in the season. We're supposed to warm up into the 50s over the weekend so it should all disappear...at least for a while.
Well that's about all we have to meow right now so we'll wrap our furry paws around each of you & give you a hug. Will meow at you more next week.

Sweet kisses,
Piggy, Sneakers & NICE Girls

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11/21/2014 10:29.55 AM Report This Comment
cold again
this morning and back to a high of only the lower 30s, but just for today, then a warm up and temps will too after tomorrow mor-ning when we might surpass our current morning low of 15, but we're hoping not! janet and nat got all the errands and shop-ping done yesterday, but have to go to see master due to his new cell phone not getting good reception at the nursing home so might have to be traded in and going back to the more expensive phone and prepaid plan that they were using for aug/sept/oct. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/21/2014 12:48.55 AM Report This Comment
hello lady maggie
oh, i know..i feel terrible about all those lost and homeless kitties and puppies in Buffalo..wonder if they build forts to hide in? guess i won't complain about our little snows or being stuck inside..at least it's warm and toasty in here and there is good food and treats..sammy

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11/20/2014 03:27.53 PM Report This Comment
KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good morning kitties! Today: The "EYES" have it: "EYE IRRITATIONS"

Your cats is spending more time pawing her crusty eyes then playing with her catnip toys. One of the most common eye problems in pets is conjunctivitis. {Our AJ had this}. Also know as 'pink-eye', it is an inflammation of the membrane covering the inside of the eyelids and the front of the eye.

WIPE IT OUT: To speed healing and make your pet more comfortable, you'll want to clean the discharge from her eyelids. Wet a wet cloth or a cotton ball with warm water, squeeze it out and gently wipe the 'goop' from around your pets eye. Repeat twice daily or as often as needed.

TRY A SCRUB: Instead of using water, you may want to try to OTC eye scrub. Eye scrubs are pH Balanced and may cause less stinging then water. You can buy eye scrubs at your local pet retailer, ones made for humans can be more harsh for your pet.

HELP HIM SHED SOME TEARS: While eye scrubs can help keep the lids clean, you'll also want to wash the surface of the eye. A Good way to do this is with artificial tears, which can help wash away particles that may be causing the problem.

CODDLE HER WITH A COMPRESS: Covering your pets eyes with a damp warm compress can be very soothing. Wet a soft cloth in lukewarm water, wring it out and gently hold it across her eyes for five minutes. This can make your pets eyes feel much better, and it goes a long way toward keeping her eyes clean.

TAKE HIM TO THE BARBER: Regular grooming can help prevent eye irritations before they get started. Fur in your pets eyes can cause irritation that can lead to conjunctivitis if its matted up around the corners of the eye. Brushing the hair back away from the eyes or getting a groomer to cut off the excess hair will prevent irritations.

WHEN TO SEE THE VET: While conjunctivitis isn't difficult to treat, and eye infection can result in permanent damage, so you'll want to see vet at the 1st sign of problems...he may give you eye drops, or an ointment for the eye or a mild antibiotic if the eye is infected. {our Vet gave AJ an ointment to use 2 times daily}

KEEP The suggestions coming in!! TOMORROW: The "EYES" have it, part 2: VISION PROBLEMS!!!

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11/20/2014 10:53.08 AM Report This Comment
believe it or not,
janet's had 3-4 accidents in snow or icy conditions as she's not been at fault for 2 of them and the last was 2 years ago. she's got her fingers crossed that this year won't be as bad as it was 3 years back, but then again you never know, right. she had her car covered by insurance, but you have to pay the first $500 to get repairs done and she had it so paid it. now it's nickel and diming her to death, but no $$$ to finish paying off a bill which she's working on $100 a month and is also helping mommy pay for master's nursing home room as the insurance covers all but $470 per month and she gave $100 last month and natty saved back $80 from shopping money and this month has saved $100 back so there's that much less and with janet's $100 that'll leave $270 to come up with somehow. sandy,ab,haley,angels

that's after all the other bills are paid and just announced $18 per month increase in electricty, just when everything is going down they go up, go figure!

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11/20/2014 12:30.04 AM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Ginger
Yep I am the boss of the family,tee-hee.I let them know I am Queen of the house. Thanks for pawing by to celebrate with me for COTD. I appreciate your friendship.Heres a baggie treat for you & a tuna vote.Hugs Sheba

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11/19/2014 07:12.07 PM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie
Lower species? No way! We are so far above the humans that they could never catch up. Why, their children don't even use the litter pan for years and ours are trained in a few weeks. Mimi

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11/19/2014 03:51.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Ginger & Maggie
We have no idea what it is like Downtown. We are 30 minutes from Downtown...maybe 20, depending on traffic....but here we have 2" of white fluffy stuff on the ground and mom went to the store for us and said it was slippery on the sidewalk and she was wearing boots.

Cars were sliding on the street and going slow today. Moms neighbor shoveled the snow and mom threw down rock salt to cover the sidewalk.

There are no boy kitties in your house, right??? My blog today was mostly for the boys!!! It is on the CMR.

CC is too sad today...the past few days we have lost Bella & Button's daddy and today Boo Kitty lost her daddy. So sad to be losing cat daddy's.

Stay warm
Lady K =^..^=

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11/19/2014 01:55.49 PM Report This Comment
pretty morning
despite it getting down to 20 here this morning. janet was up kind of early as she couldn't go back to sleep so was watching tv for a bit and then decided to get up and get ready for her walk around lower middle street her favorite and started blog-ging but left it a bit to late and missed the sunrise by 5 min-utes! grrrr she says, but got it not long after she got to the top of the small mountain mt. pollux. oh well, once back here she was back out the door walking the big block with pepper who had to wait for janet this morning and did her duty twice over so she's set till sometime around noontime for part of it. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/19/2014 05:37.10 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie
People do evil things out of greed and other people sins that animals don't even think about. Bet your Mom would have made a good vet. My Mom could not work at a vet office. She could not deal with the owners. Mimi

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11/18/2014 05:01.54 PM Report This Comment
KELSEES KAT REMEDIES
Good afternoon. Today's topic: ARTHRITIS!!!

Is your once graceful cat shuffling around like Walter Brennan? Arthritis can be a real pain in the neck, hip, elbow, back, or anywhere it strikes. There are many types of arthritis and the one most likely to strike your pet is Osteoarthritis. Also called degenerative joint disease.

LIGHTEN HIS LOAD: Heavy pets are considerably more likely to suffer joint pain than their trimmer counterparts. Putting "Fluffy" on a diet is one of the best things you can do for her. Being slim reduces the stress on the joints snd can provide relief.

PUT HIS BEST PAW FORWARD: Regular exercise is vital to controlling the progression of arthritis. Try to take your pet on a walk 3 times a day for 20 minutes. Many cats really like going for walks, although they insist on which way they want to go, unlike a dog.

If you do not have a leash-trained cat, play vigorously with him for 20 minutes, 3 times a day. If 20 minutes seems too long and your pet is limping along, take him home and try shorter walks or play periods.

LET HIM SLEEP INSIDE: When it's cold and damp outside, your arthritic pet is going to hurt. So if he is an outdoors sleeper, bring him in during cold damp nights, your pet will reward you.

MAKE A COZY BED: If your pet sleeps on a hard surface, she will get some relief if you switch her to a soft cozy bed instead. In the cold damp climates you might consider a heated pet bed, available at most local pet retailers.

RAISE HIS TABLE: If your pet has a stiff neck, try putting his food and water bowls off the floor so he doesn't have to lower his head at mealtimes...food bowl stands are available at local pet stores.

HELP HER BE A SOCIAL CLIMBER: If you pet has trouble with stairs, you may want to install a ramp to help him go up and down without assistance.

TRY THE TOWEL TRICK: If your pet is having trouble walking, you can help her out by slinging a towel beneath his belly and using it to help him stand.

FOR DOGS ONLY: {I KNOW MANY OF YOU HAVE DOGS}
BUFFER IT WITH OTC: Give your DOG buffered aspirin, it can be a great help with arthritis pain. Experts recommend 1/4 of a 325-milligram tablet per 10 pounds of dog twice a day.

NEVER GIVE ASPIRIN TO A CAT. It can irritate the stomach.

TIPS FROM SISSY: I would like to add to your blog today about arthritis. I have had it in my hips since 2011 so I do know a thing or two about it. Dr. William prescribed Dasuquin twice a day for me. I also have a heated bed and steps to use to access Mommy's bed. You can see a pic of my steps on the bottom of my page. These small things have really helped me cope much better.

TOMORROW: Spraying!!{pew, what stinks?}

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11/18/2014 03:15.06 PM Report This Comment
It's frigid outside!!
The sun is shining but the temperature is only 10 degrees...with a 'real feel' of -11!! We're only supposed to reach 18 with a low of 11 tonight but they're saying a warm up is on the way. We (& our outside kitties) sure hope so!
We're sorry we didn't make it on to blog yesterday but mom got a major headache after taking Sammie for her walk. Since we're still waiting for the bus to pick up the kids (2 hr delay) her walk will be later so mom said we could blog before she goes out to freeze with the dog.
We're doing pretty well...although I (Sneakers) have a little cold in my eye. It's not bad but mom is torturing me with antibiotic ointment twice a day. Piggy has been a little maniac with all of us lately & she's napping right now so that she can pounce at all of us again later...MOL! Well the kids just left so I guess that means it's dog walking time for mom. Better her than me...MOL!

Purrs & hugs,
Sneakers & NICE Girls

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11/18/2014 07:23.18 AM Report This Comment
at least
the enough to track a cat snow/sleet mix melted as fast as janet saw it when she took pepper out yesterday in the rain as it was just starting to come down a bit harder. she awoke this morning and took pepper out well before 3am and found she's got serious scraping to do like a lot of others and will have to allow extra time which means shorter blogs and getting off of the computer on time. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/18/2014 12:39.10 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie
Mom has had no trouble with cats lying, cheating and stealing from her. Can't say the same for humans. She finds a lot of them to be "not so nice". That's why she likes CC so much. The people are so nice, maybe because they are cat lovers. They are special. Mimi

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11/17/2014 09:53.56 PM Report This Comment
hello lady maggie
i know, right?
maybe i'll tell Dad to just take those ol' sardines outside for us to enjoy..that way Mom won't even have to be bothered by the smell..besides, it will give me a chance to be outside..hehe..mom can't hardly stand tuna, either..but she will, at least, sacrifice herself for that..
stay warm...sammy

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11/17/2014 06:16.24 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Ginger
Thanks for the shrimp,yummy.Thanks for pawing by to celebrate my honor of COTD.I love & appreciate my CC friends.Your the best friends ever.I am not on CC much & when we are Sheba usually does the blogging so I was surprised to see my face as COTD. I thank you so much for this great honor. Heres a tuna vote & a goodie bag with lots of treats & a catnip filled mouse.Enjoy.Hugs Brina

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11/17/2014 04:27.07 PM Report This Comment
guess what????
we had more white stuff overnight mixed with some sleet before it changed over sometime earlier this morning as it was raining lightly when janet took pepper out for her first time of the day before 3am this morning. she's blogging to everybody today and might be doing it again tonight if they are calling for a bit to be cleaned off surfaces as she won't be able to cover her car up with the tarp she uses or it'll freeze to the car! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/17/2014 12:33.33 AM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie!
Yes, mama misses us very bigly. She says we are her happy! But Baba is needing all her attention now. Today is a good day for Baba but still she needs lots of attention. Tomorrow auntie will go sit with her and mama will come to us. I hope she has time for cuddles! We kitties all get along well, so we have a good time. But even the new sisters are happier when mama is home. I make sure to give her a big laugh whenever she comes, and to run about as much as possible. Purrs - Vika

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11/16/2014 06:23.57 PM Report This Comment
4072 >>*<< KNIGHTS HAPPENINGS >>*<<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 41 & Low was 21 this morning, now it's 41 with humidity 51% & wind is 2 MPH N. Monday's suppose to be Sunny & High 51.

We have tied our old Record Low 21 that was set in 2000.

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♥ Mom tried me out on the Hill's Prescription c/d this last Tuesday morning and I scarfed it down. That is so yummy!!!! Mom bought more so I wouldn't run out.

♥ It wasn't til about 8:30pm Saturday when mom signed on the computer long enough to check emails.
Mom and dad have been busy all Saturday afternoon with assembling mom's new TV/entertainment center. We all got to observe and walk around on it. Whyskrs #10378 even walked in one of the compartments so dad closed the glass door til he started pawing for dad to open the door back. He didn't want out so dad made him come out then that Callie #239447 got in it. Well, it was fun!!!! Tehehehe!!!!

♥ Dad went fishing this morning with his nephew David and they will be back late this afternoon or evening. Dad hopes to catch Steelhead and or Chinook.

♥ Mom did some cleaning in the front room this morning then mom had to take some roofing supplies back to Home Depot today then to Wal*Mart to return something then she stopped at Taco Time for a Casita Burrito then she came home.

♥ Wow!!!! Can you believe it's been One whole year as of 11/13 that Patch Boy was hit by a car??? He's doing great now!!!!

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ADOPTIVERSARIES & FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES:
NONE LISTED FOR 11/17/2014

You can read our messages on the CMR page 46883 as we try to make it a point to post one there everyday.

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♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR NOVEMBER 2014 IS:
.~:*:~. KELSEE #28613 ~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR NOVEMBER 2014 IS:
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Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

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11/16/2014 05:20.18 PM Report This Comment
hello lady maggie
sigh..since Mom hates ANYTHING fish..i doubt if any of will EVER have the luxery of trying out that sardine dish...
hope you had a great day..i'm still recouperating..hehe..sammy

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11/16/2014 04:17.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie
Mom is good with animals, but not too hot with her own species. Mimi

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11/16/2014 03:22.56 PM Report This Comment
KELSEES KAT REMEDIES
Good afternoon. Today we are discussing DEAFNESS. I can hear well, and I sure hope all of you can as well, but in case you have a hard time!!!

Some cats {and dogs} are born deaf. Others lose their hearing with age or chronic ear infections. Fortunately, with a little extra care, your pet can manage well.

Do they perk up their ears at the sound of their name, can they hear the doorbell, the sound of a can opening, if you notice any of these signs that used to get kitty{or doggie} running and all of sudden, nothing...your worst fear has been has been confirmed, she is not being stubborn, she is deaf.

GIVE HER A LEASH ON LIFE: Always take a deaf pet outdoors on a leash. They cannot hear predators or traffic noises, but you can, so leash her up to avoid any trouble or danger!

PRACTICE PATIENCE: Living with a deaf pet can be a challenge. They're often harder to train and may not play with you as often. You really need to show kindness and patience and it will pay off. Realize that you deaf pet wants to make things normal as much as you do, so be will willing to work gently to help her out.

TRY A NEW LANGUAGE: Your pet cannot hear your commands, but it is possible for them to see them. Hand signals are an excellent way to work with deaf dogs, Even cats that are deaf can benefit from a little signal training. Your vet can recommend a trainer to work with you and your pet.

LEAD HIM BY THE NOSE: Both dogs & cats have a keen sense of smell. In many cases you can summon them by creating olfactory waves---waving fish nibbles or a piece of dried liver through the air. Once your pet gets a whiff, he will realize you want him to come and will be right there.

BE ON TAP: To get your pets attention when she's sleeping or not looking in your direction, walk in front of her and tap her gently. A Deaf animal cannot hear the normal cues that someone is approaching. DO NOT run in the direction of the animal without warning, you will scare her.

SHOW HIM THE LIGHTS: At night, flashing the lights can help get your pets attention.As soon as she looks up, give her the hand signal that tell her what you want her to do {sit, stay, etc}. Then after the pet does what you want, reward her with love or a treat. Eventually your pet will come to realize when you flash the outside lights it is time to come in.

GET A COMPANION: Even if your deaf pet can't hear a stranger at the door, she can get clues from a companion. Dogs for instance will see the companion running to door and will follow. A deaf cat may watch her companion to see when it's time to eat or if someone is coming into the room...companion pets can be invaluable.

TODAYS Part 2 will be posted on the CMR ONLY! It is "When to see the VET"
Keep them suggestions coming in.
Tomorrow: FLEAS!!!

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11/16/2014 01:58.53 PM Report This Comment
It's a double celebration!
I was all set to celebrate my 13th birthday today, and then surprise! It’s a brand new COTD badge too! I’m sure glad we prepared lots of goodies!

Come on in, Maggie & Angel Ginger, that is if you dare walk under the big tall stepladder opened up over the doorway, festooned with a banner that reads “Lucky 13”. We have 13 tables set up and Mojo Blackbear is leading a serving crew of all black cats. The food is a celebration of whiteness with cucumber sandwiches, chicken kabobs, seafood salad, lobster macaroni 7 (white) cheese, vanilla mice cream with white sprinkles. My darling Angel Shai is serving white wine and A. Mallow & O.J. have contributed their specialty White Lightning, if you’re feeling brave. Let's put that 100 layer sardine, shrimp & tuna cake right here on the head table, and I love the gold balloons with "Evie is the Best" on them. What a great touch!

It's a cold day out there, but it's full of warm-hearted furriends in here. Thanks for coming to help celebrate! -- Evie

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11/16/2014 10:59.16 AM Report This Comment
well we
started out around 20 this morning and it's going down into the teens something we'll see again when the next front goes through after tomorrow's rain/kitchen sink storm goes through. a minor warm up today to the lower 40s and mid 40s tomorrow after lower 30s for a start. clear and crisp out there this morning winter jacket weather, only janet wears her bright pink sweatshirt so she can put the hood up and mittens on when she goes to work this morning. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/16/2014 01:28.17 AM Report This Comment
Sister Maggie!
So good to see you! Yes, I am being a very good boy. I have 2 brothers and 6 sisters now. It's quite a circus! I am the youngest, along with Kuzi. Mama lives with Baba now but we see her every day. I am a happy boy and learning to take good care of sisters. Purrs - Vika

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11/15/2014 07:12.32 PM Report This Comment
hello angel duchess
oh..THANK YOU for coming by to share this very special COTD honor today..
and, there is no need for the band to play just for some shrimp and lobster..they can enjoy all the party favors..jsut by being here...thank you for thinking of me today and enjoy yourself at the party..jo jo

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11/15/2014 01:41.35 PM Report This Comment
Hi Maggie and A. Ginger!
Thanks for visiting. Yes, I'm getting OLD! I wonder if I'll be around for MY 21st birthday, like one of your mama's kitties? My mom says that the way I just lounge around, I'll probably live to be 30! MOL!

We're trying to stay warm today. It was 10 degrees here this morning, and might be even colder tonight! Imagine! So we're all cuddling a lot more than usual. haha! Hope you're staying warm! Hugs

Ziggy
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11/15/2014 11:56.22 AM Report This Comment
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