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American Shorthair from <a href=' City/club-members.aspx' title='Iowa City, IA'>Iowa City, IA</a>


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Hi! My name is Lavender

I am an American Shorthair from Iowa City, IA

Nicknames: Lavie

Age: 8 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: Chased another cat

My favorite tricks and treats are: No and Food

Where I hang out: My bed

My favorite grubs: Kibble

My pet peeves: Not having food

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My cat hobbies: Sleep

Pet motto: My cat is cuter than your cat!!!

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Tomorrow's magical & spectacular SUPER-MOON 5/5/12
This Saturday at 11:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the moon will be at a distance of 221,802 miles away. At its peek time, this SUPER-moon will look 14 to 16 percent bigger, 30 percent brigher and be 17,053 miles closer to earth (average distance to moon 238,855 miles).
The best time to gaze at our moon in awe and start snapping shots will be either just after the moon rises or right before it starts to set. In other words, it looks largest when it's closest to the horizon.
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe's Look up in the sky! VOTE

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

05/04/2012 05:30.09 PM Report This Comment
Walking one foot in front of the other--Foot facts
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau
.......²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²². ......
1. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.
2. Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet --so foot ailments can be our first sign of more serious medical problems. Biomechanical fault and strain affect the knees, joints and L5.
3. There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet. Sweat glands in the foot excrete as musch as a half pint of moisture a day.
4. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles ove a lifetime. That's enough to go around the circumference of the earth four times.
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe's Step this way VOTE

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

04/29/2012 05:55.04 PM Report This Comment
April showers bring ......
"A gush of bird song, a patter of dew
A cloud and a rainbow's warning;
Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue
An APRIL day in the morning!"

Two poems by -Harriet Prescott Spofford

"Ah, happy world, where all things live
...Creatures of one great law, indeed;
Bound by strong roots, the splendid flower,—
...Swept by great seas, the drifting seed!"

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(,,) - (,,)-Chloe's Wonderous April Morning VOTE

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

04/11/2012 07:12.21 PM Report This Comment
Dear cc member,
My cat whitiker has been making my family happy for almost 9 years. Ive been preparing for his Birthday on March 22 for weeks, and have finally decided to get him a few packages of his favorite treats, along with build him a collar with all of his achievements stamped onto it. It is coming along nicely, but i believe it would be amazing if my dream for him could come true and he could become the cat of the day on march 22 of 2012. it would be awesome if one of his achievements could be an honorary, earned cat of the day badge. It might just help him to realize just how awesome he really is. So please vote for this furry, 17, going to be 18 year old manx, before his birthday, so it could truly be his special day on march 22nd, so vote for him on march 21. Thank you :)

Come visit me, Whitiker (please vote for me on march 21 for bday).

03/01/2012 02:46.26 PM Report This Comment
Here's to you having a terrific week & February
•::•--•::••::Advice from an EAGLE•::•--•::••::
Let your spirit soar.........See the big picture
Cherish freedom .........Honor the earth and sky
Keep your goals in sight ........Bald is beautiful
Fly high!
•::•--•::••::Advice from a HAWK•::•--•::••::
Soar to new heights ..........Be a keen observer
Swoop down on opportunities....Rise above it all
Spread your wings ......Find a field that suits you
The sky's the limit!

•::•--•::••::Advice from a HERON•::•--•::••::
Wade into life ............Keep a keen lookout
Don't be afraid to get your feet wet
Be patient ...............Look below the surface
Enjoy a good reed ....................Go Fish!
•::•--•::••::Advice from a LOON•::•--•::••::
Spend time at the lake ......Enjoy a good swim
Call your friends.............Enjoy time alone
A little color goes a long way
Surround yourself with beauty ......Dive into life!

(> ” ” <)SUNDAY's Free flight VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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

02/12/2012 04:22.50 PM Report This Comment
Sunday Super Bowl
Super Bowl gatherings- a day for friends, fun and fantastic quick, tasty appetizers to celebrate the game, win or lose! No fumbles in the kitchen, chill the drinks, tackle the finger food menu, reserve a comfy chair to watch the #1 most watched event of the year in the US.
>*<...~*~...>*<Advice from A RABBIT>*<...~*~...>*<
Be a good listener ........Eat plenty of greens
Let your dreams multiply ............Hop to it!
Know when to be still ........Spend time in nature
Don't worry, be hoppy!
Idioms: Pull a rabbit out of the hat

>*<...~*~...>*<Advice from a RACCOON>*<. ..~~...>*<
Unmask your talents ........Climb to new heights
Look both ways before you cross the road
Avoid junk food ......................Be curious
Always wash your hands .....Enjoy the night life!
Referred to as the "masked bandit"
The raccoon gets its name from the Algonquin word arakun which means "one who scratches with his hands."

>*<...~*~...>*<Advice from a SQUIRREL>*<...~*~...>*<
Look both ways when you cross the road
Plan ahead......................Stay active
Eat plenty of fiber .......Spend time in the woods
Go out on a limb ........It’s OK to be a little nuts!
Squirrel away: save up for future use
Whisky, frisky, Hippity hop; Up he goes To the tree top! Whirly, twirly, Round and round, Down he scampers To the ground. Furly, curly What a tail! Tall as a feather Broad as a sail! Where's his supper? In the shell, Snappity, crackity, Out it fell. (Anonymous)

(> ” ” <)SUNDAY's Hop, Wobble, Climb VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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

02/05/2012 06:30.08 PM Report This Comment
Goodbye to January - last day of the month!
..~~*~...>*<Advice from the SUN..~~*~...>*<.
Keep it light ..................Rise to the occasion
Look on the bright side ........Set your sights high
Renew your energy ...........Keep a sunny disposition
Be brilliant!
..~~*~...>*<.Advice from the NIGHT SKY..~~*~...>*<.
See the big picture ........................Be a star
Keep looking up ...........Don’t be afraid of the dark
Stay full of wonder................Expand your horizons
Turn off the lights!
..~~*~...>*<. ..~*~...>*<...~*~. ..>*<...~*~...>*<

From Pinocchio by Ned Washington & Leigh Harline:
When you wish upon a star ........ Makes no difference who you are ........ Anything your heart desires ........ Will come to you
If your heart is in your dream ........ No request is too extreme ........ When you wish upon a star ........ As dreamers do
Fate is kind ........ She brings to those to love ........ The sweet fulfillment of ........ Their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue ........ Fate steps in and sees you through ........ When you wish upon a star ........ Your dreams come true

(> ” ” <).....MONDAY's Believe Vote!
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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

01/30/2012 12:50.05 PM Report This Comment
Nature wisdom
Metamorphosis - transformation - rebirth
Advice From a BUTTERFLY•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`
Let your true colors show - Get out of your cocoon
Take yourself lightly - Look for the sweetness in life
Take time to smell the flowers -Catch a breeze
We can’t all be monarchs!•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´

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

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

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

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

01/22/2012 12:25.05 PM Report This Comment
Thank you for stopping by with a vote Im delighted to give you a vote in return.
I hope you are keeping happy and healthy.
Stay warm Purrs PUSHKIN

Come visit me, Angel King PUSHKIN/ Vote COCO #179504, PUSHKIN & CASSANDRA'S WEDDING PAGE & POPPY & FIGARO a Birman sister and brother.

01/20/2012 07:02.40 PM Report This Comment
HI Lavender!
¶§¶ ROYAL MEWS ¶§¶

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

Today, our Name Day celebrants are:

I’ve been mewsing over the pawsome life stories that you and your pawrents have been sharing. Today I am going to give you a whole pawhug full of reasons why cats are so lovable and beneficial to the health of the human race!

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

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

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

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

So now, every kitty, please take a bow!

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

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

¶Happy Birthday to our furiend SPIKE #26683!

WIth love to all from Queen Charlotte

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

01/16/2012 12:13.45 PM Report This Comment
Frosty winter, snow, ice...glitters nice
Rhyme Time>>> angry father = mad, dad
1. happy boy = **a*, **d
2. muscular tune = ***o**, **n*
3. close fright = *e**, **a*
4. sneaky insect = **y, *l*
5. humorous rabbit = *u***, ****y

*****Falling Snow*****
"See the pretty snowflakes
Falling from the sky;
On the wall and housetops
Soft and thick they lie.
On the window ledges,
On the branches bare;
Now how fast they gather,
Filling all the air.
Look into the garden,
Where the grass was green;
Covered by the snowflakes,
Not a blade is seen." -Author Unknown

(> ” ” <)...Salt of the Earth SUNDAY VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

1. glad lad 2. strong song 3. near fear
4. sly fly 5. funny bunny

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

01/15/2012 08:34.06 PM Report This Comment
First week of January - have a purrfect weekend!
Q: There is something unusual about these words. Can you figure out what these words have in common?
1. Assess 2.Banana 3.Dresser 4.Grammar
5. Potato 6. Revive 7. Uneven 8. Voodoo
(¯`v´¯),`•.,,.•´¯` •.,,.•´¯`•. ,,.•´¯`•.
"January opens
The box of the year
And brings out days
That are bright and clear
And brings out days
That are cold and grey
And shouts, "Come see
What I brought today!" -Leland B. Jacobs
`•.,,.•´¯` •.,,.•´¯`•. ,,.•´¯`•. ,,(¯`v´¯)

(> ” ” <)...SATURDAY's smiles, song & sunshine VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

A: If you take the first letter and place it at the end of the word, then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.
Palindrome-a word, phrase, verse or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.

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

01/07/2012 07:03.21 PM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender!
I don't think you know me, but you do know my kitty friend, Clio Tanzi. Clio Tanzi's mom is sick so could you please stop by her page and wish her to get well soon? Thanks! Left a vote! =)

Come visit me, Bassie~Offline Temporarily~Sorry! Luv you all! :).

01/07/2012 09:17.14 AM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01/03/2012 01:48.50 AM Report This Comment
here is a vote

Come visit me, Nipsu & Minnow(RIP) 1\6\2012.

01/02/2012 08:28.07 PM Report This Comment
HI Sweet Furiend Lavender!
^~^ CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 31st

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

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

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

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

WIth love from Charlotte

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

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

12/31/2011 10:53.38 PM Report This Comment
Here are our Wishes for FurFriends..............
H ours of happy times with friends and family
A bundant time for relaxation
P rosperity, peace & infinite possibilities
P lenty of love when you need it the most
Y outhful excitement at lifes simple pleasures

N ights of restful slumber (dont' worry be happy)
E verything you need
W ishing you wisdom and light

Y ears and years of good health
E njoyment and mirth
A angels to watch over you
R embrances of a happy years!
Author Unknown

"Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols."~Thomas Mann

Receive our simple gift of FRIENDSHIP
Tied with CARE & PEACE
Sealed with BLESSINGS & HOPE
To keep you HAPPY & SAFE all life long.

(> ” ” <).....SATURDAY VOTE <)<:3 )~~~
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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

12/31/2011 04:56.28 PM Report This Comment
Happy New Year!
Hi Lavender! Today's the last day of 2011...are you ready for the new year? I sure am: I have lots of noisemakers stashed away, and I'm going to party all night with my kitty sisters! Leaving you a goodbye 2011 vote!

Come visit me, Clio Tanzi *Blogging on Weekends*.

12/31/2011 11:04.54 AM Report This Comment
Two poems for my FurFriends
Catch a Little Rhyme by Eve Merriam
Once upon a time
I caught a little rhyme
...I set it on the floor
...but it ran right out the door
......I chased it on my bicycle
......but it melted to an icicle
..........I scooped it up in my hat
..........but it turned into a cat
I caught it by the tail
but it stretched into a whale
...I followed it in a boat
...but it changed into a goat
......When I fed it tin and paper became a tall skyscraper
..........Then it grew into a kite
..........and flew far out of sight...
..`•.,,.•´¯` •.,,.•´¯`•. ,,.•´¯`•. (¯`v´¯),
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou (variation in CAPS)
...Just like moons and like suns,
......With the certainty of tides,
.........Just like hopes springing high,
............Still I'll rise.
...Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
......I rise
............Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the FELINE.
...I rise
......I rise
.........I rise.

(> ” ” <)...FRIDAY's ----{,_,"> <",_,}--- VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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

12/23/2011 10:31.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender....
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 23rd

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

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

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

12/23/2011 03:25.15 AM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender....
^~^ CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/22/2011 02:09.54 AM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender....
Thank you for your wonderful notes to Dad. Your love, support and healing prayers are a precious gift, and our family is very thankful for your kindness.

“”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””- - - ””””””””””””””””””””
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 16th

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

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

*Christmas Palm
*Christmas Dagger Fern
*Christmas Orchid

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

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

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

Sending lots of love and furry hugs from your furiend Charlotte

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

12/16/2011 09:47.03 PM Report This Comment
Hi Lavander
thanks for calling by here is another vote and an invite


On Dec 19, that is Monday next, it will be my twelfth birthday. This will be a big deal for us as I was very ill with cardiomyopathy in the summer. Any way mum now dares to hope……. and plan my party.
Furry friends are invited to party with me in Dublin on Monday Dec 19 at 2pm GMT. There will be plenty of fresh fish, blue cheese, cranberry muffins and Guinness to wash it all down.
Don’t worry about the transport I’m sending a big Yellow and Purple balloon with a basket around the world to pick up my palls. If you just tie a small blue balloon to your door well will stop and pick you up.
Hope you can come just wrap up warm as its cold here.

Come visit me, Angel King PUSHKIN/ Vote COCO #179504, PUSHKIN & CASSANDRA'S WEDDING PAGE & POPPY & FIGARO a Birman sister and brother.

12/15/2011 06:03.23 AM Report This Comment
Hi Lavander
We havent meet before so just by to say hi and paw you a vote. You are a lovely looking cat. BE HAPPY PUSHKIN

Come visit me, Angel King PUSHKIN/ Vote COCO #179504, PUSHKIN & CASSANDRA'S WEDDING PAGE & POPPY & FIGARO a Birman sister and brother.

12/14/2011 12:51.08 PM Report This Comment
Food for thought
1)Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables? *s**r***s & *h****b

2)What fruit has its seeds on the outside? **r**b**r*

3)Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh. **t**c*

(> ” ” <)..........Your MONDAY FurFriend vote!
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

1)asparagus & rhubarb 2)strawberry 3)lettuce

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

12/12/2011 07:25.20 PM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender
Just stopped by to say hello and vote for you.

Come visit me, Queens Maggie & A. Ginger--offline.

12/12/2011 05:28.49 PM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender....
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 12th
As we look at our next list. I see names that can refer to the color of our coats, or be otherwise descriptive!!
Names for White Cats:
Alaska...Angel....Aspen... .Bianca....Blanco....Blizzard. ...Casper....China....Cloud. ...Comet....Cotton....Eskimo. ...Frosty....Icicle.....Ice. ....Igloo.....Ivory.....Krystal. ...Marshmallow.....Milky.. ...Opal.....Pearl.....Powder. .Qtip.....Snowball.....Snowflake. ....Snowy.....Sugar....Vanilla....Winter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/12/2011 02:04.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender! What are you up to today? Right now I'm lying on my owner's bed, keeping an eye on her blogging. :) Here's a vote and have a great day!!

Come visit me, Clio Tanzi *Blogging on Weekends*.

12/11/2011 10:44.04 AM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender! You are adorable! Here's a vote and have a great day!

Come visit me, Clio Tanzi *Blogging on Weekends*.

12/10/2011 10:59.50 AM Report This Comment
High up, icy cold
(¯`•._) T*G*I*F Time to enjoy the weekend (¯`•._)

What has roots as nobody sees,
.....Is taller than trees,
...........Up, up it goes
......And yet never grows?
What am I?................A m*u*t***

My step is slow / the snow's my breath
...I give the ground / a grinding death
.......My marching / makes an end of me
.......Slain by sun / or drowned in sea.
What am I?.............................A g*a***r

(> ” ” <)....FRIDAY's =^.^= vote!
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

«-••.•´¯`•..•´¯`•.••-» «-••.•´¯`•..•´¯`•.••-»
1.A mountain ................ 2.A glacier
«-••.•´¯`•..•´¯`•.••-» «-••.•´¯`•..•´¯`•.••-»

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

12/09/2011 09:02.23 PM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender!
Thank you so much for coming by and supporting my catpaign. I appreciate your visits and your furiendship.
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS ^~^ - December 9th
Names can also be the color of your fur!!! If that’s you, then you may find your special name here!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/09/2011 07:32.31 PM Report This Comment
Hello Lavender!
Hi Lavender! Happy Holidays and here's a vote!

Come visit me, Clio Tanzi *Blogging on Weekends*.

12/08/2011 05:44.55 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Furiend Lavender!
Thank you, sweet kitties, for coming by with your own mewsings!
Here are more of your own very special names!
^~^CHARLOTTE’S MEWSINGS^~^ December 8th
“”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””- ””””””””””””””
***LILY - Beautiful, Blossoming Flower>>> Origin: Latin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***CODY - A Cushion >>>English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

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

12/08/2011 11:29.20 AM Report This Comment
Voted for you too Lavender
Lavender you are a beautiful kitty. Thank you for your vote. We voted for you too. Have a great day.

Come visit me, Vicki, Tina, Izy & Magellan.

12/08/2011 05:22.47 AM Report This Comment
Hi Lavender,
Thanks for stopping by to vist. You are cute too. Wanna be friends? left you a vote.

Come visit me, Q. Zoe Monique, On The Road Again ! & Zoe Monique Memories Of A Queen- N0 votes please.

12/07/2011 08:58.05 PM Report This Comment
Will be snowing by morning; has rained all day
This thing all things devours:
---------------Birds, trees, beasts, flowers;
---------------Gnaws iron, bites steel;
---------------Grinds hard stones to meal;
---------------Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
---------------What am I?................T***

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt
--------------Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
--------------And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
--------------Ends life, kills laughter.
What am I?........................ ..................D*******

Voiceless it cries,
---------------Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
---------------Mouthless mutters.
What am I?....................................The w***

»------(¯`´¯)------» »------(¯`´¯)------»
1.Time - 2.Darkness - 3.The wind

(> ” ” <)........WEDNESDAY's =^.^= vote!
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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

12/07/2011 07:42.31 PM Report This Comment
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