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Domestic Longhair from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/CA/San Jose/club-members.aspx' title='San Jose, CA'>San Jose, CA</a>

K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley •VOTE QUINCY #180493

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Hi! My name is K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley •VOTE QUINCY #180493

I am Domestic Longhair from San Jose, CA

Nicknames: Whiskey / Biscuit Boy

Age: 11 years old

Gender: M

Coat: long haired

Education: His transformation from a scared feral cat to a loving indoor companion to me.

Voted Cat Rescue of the Day on August 31, 2012! Thank you CC furriends!

Voted COTD Sept. 25, 2012! Thank you to my furfriends!

Voted Cat Rescue of the Month on June 1, 2013! Thank you CC furriends!

Voted JUNE 2013 COTM on June 1st 2013! THANK YOU CC furriends!

Thank You K.Rhoamin Knight #2921 for my 1000th Vote! Yippee!

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Thanks Dot & family #247583 for my 8000th vote! Hip-Hip-Hooray!

Thanks Angel Q. Aunt Samantha #15442 for my 9000th vote! God bless you!

Our dear furfriend Q. GRACIE crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Oct. 1, 2012. REST IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL ANGEL.

On December 12, 2012 Talley #88476 became my girlfriend! ♥

On Sat. May 18, 2013 I asked Talley #88476 to marry me. She said YES on Sat. May 25, 2013! ♥

On Sunday January 5, 2014 Talley #88476 became my wife. The happiest day of my life! ♥

Our dearest furiend ANGEL MAGGIE became an angel on March 6, 2013 at 8:38 a.m. She will never be forgotten.

Voted COTD Sept. 28, 2013! Thank you to my CC Furiends!

Thanks Sienna (#136382) & Angel K. Winslow (#132020) for my 9700th vote! WOW!

Thanks K. Casper Todd & family #6451 for my 10,000th vote! Hoorah!

Thank You K.Steve #206575 for my 11,000th Vote! WOW! My last milestone! (Almost!)

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Thank You Angel Scooter #39306 for my 15,000th Vote! A huge milestone!

Thanks Dame Dot #247583 for my 16,000th vote! WOW!

Voted Cat Rescue of the Month on April 1st, 2015! Thank you CC furriends!

Thank You K.Rhoamin Knight #2921 for my 18,000th Vote! Unbelievable!

Voted COTD October 3, 2015! Wow! Thank you to my loving CC furiends!

My favorite tricks and treats are: He drops and rolls on his back on command for a belly rub and kneads his front paws in the air while purring and loves Tuna flakes.

Where I hang out: His cat tree or the bay window.

My favorite grubs: Loves fresh tuna.

My pet peeves: Loud, sudden noises & trips to the vet

What I love about my owners: She loves to play cat games with me.

My cat hobbies: Sitting in his cat tree, basking in the sun.

Pet motto: Love your cat and you will be rewarded tenfold.

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His mother was a feral cat who picked our yard to have her litter of kittens.

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Wishing you a good vet visit, Whiskers!
Hopefully you are all done and back home by now!

Moji Blackbear went to the vet yesterday but it was just for her shots. She was pretty good about being in the carrier and going for a car ride. When she came home and Mom let her out of the carrier she did slink on her belly and go under the bed, but I followed her to make sure she was okay and soon we were both napping on the bed again.

Oh no! Your Mom's trap caught the wrong kitty! And along comes Mom and there's Lola all "... whatever .." chowing down on a bonus meal! Gotta love that! Well, at least Scamper got to see that kitties who eat the tuna in the funny box don't get hurt.

I really DO have to bug Mom to get that picture of the Moj & I out of her camera! There is no excuse for this delay, it's not like she's doing anything ELSE these days, right? -- Mike

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ 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 02:30.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Whiskers
What’s mew with you? Yesterday I didn’t feel so well. I was barfy twice & Mommy saw white hair in there. So she knows that I had (or have) a nasty hairball. I didn’t have any fever and I did eat & go potty. Nana stayed with me most of the day, and Mommy held me when she got home from work. When I don’t feel good, I am very clingy & needy. Thankfully I feel much better today, more like my usual happy self. I even played chase with Mommy this morning. I always win!!

Hope you enjoy a purrrfect weekend. And best of luck with your vet visit today.

Purrs to you,
K Casper Todd
             

Come visit me, ♥ K Casper Todd ♥, ♥ Q MerryBelle (in Loving Memory) ♥ & ♥ Q Sissy ♥.

02/05/2016 12:34.19 PM Report This Comment
Whiskers, your Mom didn't really expect
success with that trap on the very first try, did she? Sometimes it takes several days, and it really won't work if she
keeps feeding Scamper outside of the trap. Our Mom would put a cover of some kind (like a blanket) over the trap and leave the food inside the trap whenever she puts food out. Just leave it set all the time.

It's snowing here. Pretty big white flakes, but still snow. Mom isn't that fond of it no matter how pretty! Sending hugs and prayers for a good test result today! Hugs, KC and the Zoo Crew

Come visit me, ZOO CREW**VOTE QUINCY #180493 COTM in February** & Sir Pique~QUINCY #180493 COTM in February~.

02/05/2016 12:17.09 PM Report This Comment
HEY WHISKERS!
HEY BUDDY! HOWZIT GOING TODAY? ARE YOU HAVING FUN AT QUEEN MALLOWS IDITIROD RACE? WE ARE HAVING A REALLY FUN TIME WHIZZING ALONG! OH NO! THE TRAP GOT THE NEIGHBOR KITTY BUT NOT SCAMPER? THE LITTLE SCAMP MUST KNOW ALL ABOUT THOSE TRAPS. IM GLAD THAT LOLA DIDN'T GET FREAKED OUT AND HAD A SNACK WHILE SHE WAS BEHIND BARS. DID YOUR MOM GET TO SCAN SCAMPER YET? HOPE HE ALLOWS IT SOON! IM SURE HE WAS LAUGHING HIS HEAD OFF!

SO TODAY IS YOUR VET VISIT? I AM FLYING RIGHT OVER YOU TO KEEP A SAFE EYE ON YA. CAN YA SEE ME? ONCE YOU GET THERE, I'LL HAND OVER A MOONPIE AND TAP DANCE FOR YA TO TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THE CATHETAR AND STUFF. WE DO WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK!

ISN'T THAT CUTE? THE ROYAL BUTLERS WHO LOVE TO BUTTLE FOR OUR QUEEN? THEY ARE QUITE GOOD AT IT BUT THIS MEANS WHILE BUTTLING THEY HAVE TO SORTA BEHAVE. WE WERE PRETTY SURE THAT SYLVESTER IS QUINCY AND A.SPENCERS DADDY SINCE THEY WERE BOTH BORN IN MAY 2009. BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER MOTHER. AND CADBURY IS THE SPITTIN' IMAGE OF A.SPENCER. SYLVESTER REALLY IS GETTING QUITE CHUBBY WHICH IS NICE TO SEE. MOM WILL ALWAYS FEED ANY KITTIES WHO ARE HUNGRY. JUST LIKE YOUR MOM!

YOU'RE VERY WELCOME FOR THE MARDI GRAS COCONUT MOONPIES AND COCONUT MILK! TODAY WE HAVE MANDERIN ORANGE MOONPIES AND ORANGE JULIUS. WE ARE GONNA HAVE MORE RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. THE WEATHER DUDE SAID BY MONDAY WE'LL FEEL LIKE SPRINGTIME! WHEN OUR CROCUS COME OUT WE'LL KNOW FOR SURE!

MOM FINALLY CALLED THE SEATTLE NEUROSURGEON. HE COMES DOWN HERE ON FRIDAYS SO SHE HAS AN APPT. 3 WKS FROM TODAY. HER NECK IS STILL HURTIN' FOR CERTAIN AND SHE'S CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT SHORT OF BEHEADING HER. MOL! WELL WHISKERS, GOTTA RUN! HAVE A GREAT DAY! LUVYA GRACIE ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, A.ELMIE/A.POUNCIE**V- OTE QUINCY #180493 COTM FEB**., ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE & MAX***VOTE QUINCY #180493 COTM FEB.******, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, A.PAWPAW~~~I GAVE MY ♥ TO ANGEL SMOKEY~~~~~ & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

02/05/2016 10:37.40 AM Report This Comment
PS from Queen MJ ♕
Your team is lookin' good out there so far!

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ 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 09:41.44 AM Report This Comment
❀ Mews from Mallow Castle ❀
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, Family Scrapbook ~ 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 09:39.45 AM Report This Comment
hi k whiskers
let us now bout ur vet visit when u know how it went

momma set one of those traps for a stray dog once and yes, caught our own doggie

is cold in ga today. had rain last night and wind. weather hoomans calling for snow/mix on Tuesday

oh yeah superbowl
yall know us ga clan kits have to pull for the big cats and Carolina IS just next door

GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
momma is planning a superbowl pawty just for us here. and by us I mean momma, us kits, and doggies. daddy not football hooman. things are backwards here with our hoomans. football, baseball, hunting, nascar, hockey all momma's likesdaddy not so much but he will ask who is winning what

purrs thundie

Come visit me, QUEEN JOSIEMAE MISSING MY DARLING MONTY, MONTGOMERY AND JOSIEMAE'S WEDDING PAGE, COUNTESS A SCOOTER PRAY FOR ALL OUR SICK ONES, COUNTESS A DOODLEBUG; MY LOVE TO MY A SUMMY, PRINCE SIR THUNDERFOOT 210289 & EARL SIR SHADOWFOOT & MY GAL SHEEBS.

02/05/2016 07:18.03 AM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers
Poor Lola but at least she got the tuna. Scampers is a wise guy. I sure hope that your mom will be able to win him over and get close to the big guy. He is certainly smart. I am praying that your test goes well. Mom is not worried about Holly but the vet is a 5 min ride away from the house and boy, can Holly scream. She is very loud and annoying. She has grown. She can now jump from the floor to the bathroom sink and has discovered the running water. She got wet when she too her first sip. She is one funny lady and growing like a weed. Mom & dad both think that she is going to be a big girl. It is snowing here and we got about an inch of snow and more on the way for Tuesday. It is hard to believe that it was 50 yesterday and so cold today. This is one crazy winter. I am sending lots of angel dust and I will fly in and hold your paw. Sending lots of hugs and love. Purrs....A. Rhuby

Come visit me, Angel Oscar - I love Angel Cloudy, Angel Nosey -- I Love Orzo & Biscuit is my guy-RIP, Q. Linguini- I love A. Ditto Vote Zoe, Sweet Jake - Loving Memory- I will always love you, Angel Lucky - I love Angel Shadow, Angel Rhuby-I love Sir Leo- Welcome Angel Sparky, Q Linguini-I love A. Ditto- Vote Buddy, Pudding -I love Felix-Praying for Alexi &Doodlebug & Angel Finster I am married to Destiny Always Loved.

02/05/2016 06:55.38 AM Report This Comment
Good Morning K. Whiskers,
We all are keeping you & mom in our thoughts and prayers today, we know that you both will be glad when this visit is over with. We hope everything comes out purrfectly with your test.
Drats can't believe you caught Lola instead of Scamper, we know that your sweet mom will win him over eventually, he is a very lucky Boy to have your mom's help. We keep forgetting to tell you how beautiful Angel Queen Mallow's Picture is, your mom did a fabulous job, a very special picture indeed!!!
Wednesday Mom took Piper to work with her, she got to play with a black lab. When they left her she took her to play with the lady that owns the barn where mom keeps her horse, she has a little Boston Terrier girl that Piper got to play with too and she got to meet mom's horse, she couldn't believe how big that doggie was!! Tehehehe. She also got to stop and see another friend of mom's on the way home. When they got home Tuck & I were outside so she played for a bit before mom scooped her up and took her downstairs to the laundry tub, she just barely fits. Mom gave her dinner after her bath and she spent the rest of the night sleeping all curled up in a blanket on the couch. Mom did post a pic.
Well sweetie we will be looking forward to hearing your mews, leaving you and mom bunches of hugs & sweet kitty kisses, Dot

Come visit me, K. Tuck ~ #219145, Dame Dot ~ #247583, Maizy ~ Please Vote Quincy #180493 for COTM ~, Dame Mouse ~ #219407 & Smoke's Angels~ In Loving Memory of Shadow.

02/05/2016 03:20.29 AM Report This Comment
if we are to get white stuff
this morning it's to warm out there right now sitting at 40 and likely will change over to white slop once (janet hopes) she's gotten to work and has stopped by the time she gets out. al-though they're saying not till noontime when usually they are out grocery shopping depends on the road conditions and if they aren't especially slippery as janet's car stinks in these con-ditions and she will have to go slower than most as her tires all weather stinks in the sink stuff! she's going in and has asked nat to have the driveway cleaned out when she comes home so she won't push the snow down on the ground to make it hard for it to come up afterwards. more coming in tues as well as valentine's day, right now the next storm the same as this one 1-3" and might be fluffy but again won't know till it comes. angels,ab,haley

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & 5 angels.

02/05/2016 12:46.15 AM Report This Comment
After the Clowder had been examined,
Pete walked outside with Doctor Fluffy and Inky. Pete thanked her and said, “I'm surprised they were in as a good condition as they were.”

Doctor Fluffy said, “We can thank Scraps for that, All of them had the highest regard for him. Norma Jean told me that when food was scarce, he always insisted that the elders and the kids ate what they needed and then the able bodied shared what was left. Most of the young males are a little underweight, Scraps included. “I'd like to see them on a high calorie diet with emphasis on protein, and lots of fruit and lots of fruit and veggies.”

Inky said, “That's pretty much the normal diet here. Angel Maggie and Callie provide a delicious and healthy diet. “

Dr. Fluffy said, I've asked Inky to bring the prescriptions and vitamins back up when I get them ready.

Pete bid her goodbye and hurried back in the house to escape the bone chilling cold. Angels Lucy and Sylvie had taken over the home theater and had gathered all of the clowder there. Pete joined them and stepped to the front. He began to speak. “We have more than enough room in the shelters for all of you, but I can see that you are more than a Clowder, you're a family. I wonder if you might not prefer a single home that all of you could share?”

There was a murmur and then Scraps spoke up. “Yes Pete, that would be our fondest wish, but we're wiling to take what accommodations are available. Oliver told us that there was plenty of room but that we'd probably have to take separate shelters.”

Pete said, “I know how important it is for family's to be together and with the help of my angel sisters we can make you you a home you can all share. It will take a few days, and you'd have to stay with us until it's ready, but if you don't mind that's what we can do. I'll let Lucy tell you what she Sylvie and some of their angel friends have in mind.”

Lucy said, “There is another cave not far up the trail. It's large and could be made into a wonderful home, I have some pictures here and some plans, that I'll put up
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Come visit me, Q Talley COTM SEPT 2015, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

02/04/2016 09:14.15 PM Report This Comment
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on the screen. We'll design your home together. Lucy showed a picture of the cave entrance, and then another one of the entrance with the big weather tight doors installed. Then the large open chamber as it was and then a picture showing fitted out as a large living and family room, with the Kitchen on one side and a big library and study area on the other. There was a tunnel leading back into the mountain, that would be outfitted with bedrooms much like those in the corridor. Lucy asked, “How are we doing so far?”

There were shouts of encouragement. Norma Jean asked, “Could it have a room like this one? Flower told me that we can watch movies in here , and that sometimes when the weather is bad, like it is now they have their school classes in here.”

Lucy nodded, and made a note to include the home theater. The design was worked out by Raven and Ms. Murphy and they showed them on the big screen. Scraps and Pete approved them. When Pete asked how long it would take to be ready to move in, Lucy said that creating the basic structure would only take a couple of days, but getting the equipment like stoves, heating and air conditioning , televisions, emergency geeratrs and the like, that would take a little longer. Lucy said to Pete, “Perhaps you could deal with that Pete, if you get it purchased Sylvia and I can transport it into place.”

Pete agreed, and Lucy did some more calculations. She said, “The Clowder should be able to move in by Monday!

There was a round of applause!

Talley had packed a day bag to take with them on Friday morning. Whiskers wasn't anxious to be seeing the Doctor tomorrow, but having Talley, Angels Lucy and Sylvie and his mom with him would make it less of an ordeal. Talley packed her kindle with the latest Sneaky Pie Brown Mystery, The Hiss Of Death, loaded onto it. She found that reading to him to him seemed to take his mind off of the unpleasant portion of a visit to the vet. She rechecked the day bag and when she was sure that she had everything they would need, she zipped it up and placed it on the counter in the kitchen. In the morning she would add some apple pie slices and a batch of cookies for Whiskers' mom and dad. With her bag ready, she hurried to prepare more apple pies for dessert. Pete had asked Maggie to prepare
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Come visit me, Q Talley COTM SEPT 2015, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

02/04/2016 09:12.27 PM Report This Comment
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Steaks, for dinner, he said that he would make his corn on the cob, and baked french onion soup. He told Maggie what doctor Fluffy had said about Scraps insisting that the elderly and the kittens be fed as much as they needed while he and the other young toms made do with what was left. Maggie said, “We'll make sure that they gain the weight they need!

Maggie and Callie prepared Shrimp cocktails. Lisa and Adele made a beautiful Salad with fresh lettuce and veggies. Annabella and Pearl prepared Mashed Potatoes with lots of sour cream and butter.

Whiskers, Gato, Mitch and Thomas had braved the blizzard to clear the roads around the Castle and Up to the house. Storm, Bobby and Gato had cleared the runways at Castle Field and the roads throughout the community housing and commons area. When they were done, It was almost time for dinner. They had all met at the Flightline Cafe, for a warming cup of coffee.

Whiskers phone chimed and he saw a message from Pete. He turned the phone around so the others could see it. It read; Ask the guys if they'd like to bring their girls and join us for a steak dinner. Let me know as soon as possible.
All of the boys got their phones, except for Gato who looked over and asked Tuna, “Would you like to have dinner with me up at Whiskers and Talley's house?”

Tuna nodded enthusiastically.

While the roads were clear, Raven and Ms Murphy had made th and the trip into town to visit the market and the meat shoppe. They stopped by and picked up Esmeralda who had accepted the invitation to join the family for the weekend. Esmeralda had found a very old bracelet consisting of a delicate gold chain with a dozen heart cut rubies. She put it into a leather jewel case to show to Whiskers as a possible Valentine gift for Talley.

Myrna had joined the girls in the kitchen and asked if she could help. Whitey showed her how to knead the bread dough to make the dinner rolls. Myrna said, “We never had any way to cook where we were living, but sometimes Scraps would find us cooked food. Once we found a trash bin behind the french restaurant that had the most wonderful chicken I had ever tasted. I thought then that I would like to be able to cook, but I never thought it would happen!”
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Come visit me, Q Talley COTM SEPT 2015, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

02/04/2016 09:11.29 PM Report This Comment
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Whitey smiled and told Myrna, “You've come to the right place to learn cooking, my sisters are amazing chefs, and they love to teach!

Whiskers and the boys arrived home to find the clowder gathered in the home theater watching Planes, Flower was sitting in the midst of the fascinated clowder kittens having a ball sharing his favorite movie!

The house was full of wonderful aromas and lots of laughter, Scraps introduced everyone and when Bobby said he would go bring more wood in to fill the wood box, Scraps offered to help. The two toms bundled up and Scraps said, what a wonderful invention these coats are! Bobby laughed and said, “You got that right, buddy!” When the wood box was filled, they made one more trip outside and added more logs to the fire.

Norma Jean and an elderly tom, Ebeneezer sat on the hearth enjoying the heat. They held paws and smiled happily as the table was being set.

Esmeralda had gotten Whiskers attention and the two of them went down the hall to the study where she showed Whiskers the bracelet. Whiskers held it to the light on the desk. The rubies were perfect stones beautifully cut and Whiskers thought they would look lovely on Talley's delicate wrist. He said, “It's perfect Esmeralda, let me write you a check.” He opened his wallet and took out the check he carried for just such and occasion. She told him how much and he filled in the amount and handed her the check. He opened the safe and put the little box inside. Then they returned to the living room where food was being brought to the table. A number of the clowder kitties were helping, and soon it was time. Pete Ralph and Timothy picked a little gray tabby kitten named Flash and asked him if he'd like to ring the dinner chime. He nodded shyly, Ralph said, “Flash this will let everyone know that it's time to come to the table for dinner. It's an important job.”

Ralph held the triangle and Flash struck it with enthusiasm. He called, “come to dinner, everyone!”

He proudly went to the table.

When they were all seated Scraps asked, “Pete, Whiskers, I was wondering if I
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Come visit me, Q Talley COTM SEPT 2015, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

02/04/2016 09:10.52 PM Report This Comment
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might be allowed to say grace tonight?”

Both Pete and Whiskers nodded, Whiskers said, “Please do Scraps.”

Talley listened attentively, anxious to hear what Scraps had to say. He began, Dear Lord, please bless this food which you have provided, through Whsikers, Pete and their family. Please Bless all of gathered here. And Please forgive any of us whose faith may have weakened in moments of need. We are so very thankful for your having lead us to this Blessed place and these friends through whom you offer thy bounty. Amen!”

Talley said, “Amen!. She was very impressed with Scraps' blessing. The whole table added their Amen's and food began to be passed around.

The onion soup with the baked Gruyere cheese was a wonderful beginning. Conversation lagged as everyone became completely absorbed in the wonderful flavors that the family chef's had created. The salad course was next, Orangie had prepared a Parmesan dressing that was just perfect with fresh veggies.

Then came the Sizzling Porter House steaks, Mashed Potatoes with Beef Mushroom gravy, Green Beans, roasted Butternut Squash and Steamed Carrots. Wonderful yeast rolls that Myrna had helped bake were a perfect addition to the meal. Some of the clowder kittens had helped make the butter, shaking cream in jars as Tabitha had shown them.

Gato and Tuna congratulated Raven and Angel Sylvie on their performances in the All Star Games. And that turned the conversation to hockey.

The clowder kitties were puzzled about the game but as Raven explained it they got interested. After dinner, Ms Murphy suggested they watch some game films. Whiskers selected the game where Talley had scored her hat trick ( 3 goals in a game) and put it on the screen in the home theater.

The whole clowder got the jist of the game and game and wanted to see more. Soon they were cheering for Angels Lucy and Sylvie as the watched a KCK game.

Talley said, “We have a game tomorrow night, why don't you all watch it live right
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here in the theater.

Whiskers said, “Well Talley and I have an appointment in the morning. We're going to see my doctor, so, I better be

getting to bed, but it's been a great evening. I really enjoyed spending it with all of you.”

Talley and Whiskers made their way up to bed and the rest of the family and guests did too.

Talley snuggled close to her beloved Whiskers, and the winds continued to howl around the snug warm home!

To be continued …

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02/04/2016 09:08.59 PM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers and Family!
Aw...that's too bad that the trap worked, but didn't trap Scamper! I hope the little black kitty wasn't in that trap too long! I guess when you've been living on the street for a long time, you get to be very wary of things like that. Plus, he is well fed and probably wasn't hungry enough to try it? Oh, well. I think your Mom will just have to do what our Mom is doing with Midnight. He's still pretty spooky. Mom hasn't made much progress, lately. Oh well. He did come for his dinner tonight, though. Mom opened a new can for him as it was Friskies Mariner's Catch and Frosty doesn't really like it. She eats a tiny bit and walks off. So, Mom gave her what Midnight should have had if he had come by last night. Mom just put it in the fridge and then nuked it for a few seconds this evening.

Mom and Dad were having dinner around 2pm, so Dad could leave for work around 3pm. BC was lying on the floor beside Mom's chair and Rusty was lying about 5 feet away. They had started growling at each other and Mom put a stop to that. Just as they were finishing eating, all of a sudden Rusty attacked BC and they got into one heck of a fight. Dad tried to separate them, but wasn't having much luck. Mom went for the water bottle. By the time Dad got them apart there were tufts of hair all over the sunroom. Mom chased Rusty out the kitty door and kept BC inside. After he had calmed down, Mom checked him over and he seemed all right. A little later, Rusty was on the front porch and Frosty was on the railing, so Mom brought Rusty in the house. All has been quiet since then. Dad said that BC had finally had enough of Rusty and just let him have it. Mom wonders if Rusty may have learned a lesson from that, or if it will continue on another day. She hates to have to find him another home, but if it keeps up, she may have to. It's really not fair to the other kitties.

We are all keeping you in our prayers, dear Whiskers! We hope your Mom can get your vet to take the urine directly from your bladder and not make you wait there all day while you decide to go on your own.

Dad's back will bother him till he gets something done about it. He can't see the neurosurgeon until he has another MRI and the insurance won't pay for that until he goes through 6 weeks of physical therapy! So he has to wait awhile. Maybe, in another month or so. Dad is getting kind of discouraged, cuz things haven't been going so well and tonight the muffler on his truck blew out on his way home from work. :( Now, he has to get that fixed. Oh, well. Mom says it will all come out in the wash, whatever that means. Thanks for your prayers for him, dear furiend.

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Mom think that Rusty is one strange cat! His fur wasn't in the best of shape when he first came here, but now it's looking real good. Mom is wondering if maybe whoever was feeding him was just giving him table scraps, or something. Or maybe the cheapest dry food they could find. Who know, right? Another strange thing about him is how he carries his tail curled up over his back. You know how we carry our tail down until we see someone we know or are looking for cuddles? Well, he carries his over his back all the time. Mom will try to get a picture of him when he's walking.

Our morning low was 30 and the high was 41 today. Tomorrow the low will be about 22 and the high around 45, but no rain! Don't worry about us, we are all nice and warm inside.

Well, dear furiends, I have to go for now, so I'm leaving you a furry vote with love and wishes for a great and blessed evening, sweet dreams and prayers for you and your dear family. We love you all! We'll wait to hear about your visit tomorrow.

Lots of hugs and headbonks,
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02/04/2016 07:46.15 PM Report This Comment
Hey Whiskers!
Paws crossed all goes well for you tomorrow at the Vet with your urine sample! We are keeping you in our prayers. Sorry Mom wasn't able to trap Scamper. Some cats just won't go into traps! The rain really did melt lots of snow! Our yard is clear of snow. It's just the areas in the street where it was piled really high that remain. Looks like they are predicting possible snow for Tuesday. Hope not. Things change so quickly that we are not worried yet. Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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02/04/2016 07:20.09 PM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers and furamily!
First and foremost, I want to wish Whiskers all the best on your upcoming vet visit! Good luck, my furiend. Mom has to make an appointment for me by month's end for my routine bi-annual wellness check-up. My birthday is the 27th so it will be somewhere around that date. Oh joy!

Heh, heh..Mom knows what it's like to try to work with an old iPhone..she hates the tiny keypad, but she doesn't want to fork over the money for a new phone because her present one does what she needs it to. Mom's fingernails get in the way at times, but that's not the phone's fault.

Aha! Neighbor kitty got caught in the trap, eh? Mom had that problem when she was trapping the community kitties for their vaccinations. Jakar's brother, Cesare, kept triggering the trap, but the ferals were too savvy, so it took quite a while to get them all. Good luck convincing feral Scamper to take the bait, now that he has witnessed what happens when a kitty does.

Today, the folks met a friend downtown for lunch. Afterward they decided to check out the whole SuperBowl City thing going on. From what the folks saw, it was mostly a lot of hype. The Halladie Plaza had several stages, but nobody was playing. Lots and lots of people around, and dozens of vendor tents selling lots of overpriced memorabilia and overpriced food. Dad saw them selling $16.00 hamburgers, Yikes! $20 for bacon cheeseburgers Huh? Geez, one may have thought one was already at the stadium!

Tonight Mom is watching the Democratic debate...WOO-HOO! Quite a lively debate! The folks are really enjoying it.

Well, I better go! All my love to sweet Orangie!

Purrs, Hedley

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02/04/2016 06:45.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers!
Well, it's frustrating for people who are trying to help lost kitties, but overall the kitties who hide from strange people till they get used to them are the smart ones!

I hope that your Mom can get Scamper into the trap. I hear there are some really nice quiet ones out there now. When Mojo was trapped, Mom Janada could hear the trap close from all the way in the house! We have the smaller version of the Hav-A-Heart trap, Mom caught a few squirrels in it back when we were relocating them from our attic. And a handful of possums and rats that she wasn't aiming for, too. That was sure a fascinating time to be a kitty looking out the window! -- Mike

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So what you're saying is that Scamper
scampered when the Alley Cat lady pulled in? Typical of a cat who has been on it's own for a while. But we (and Mom) are betting that your Mom will be able to get close enough to scan him or that the trap will work. It doesn't really matter much which one happens as long as you figure out if he is being missed by someone!

It must have been very cold to have frost. I hope you kitties stayed indoors and enjoyed the warmth! And I'm betting that Whitey and Orangie are very happy that they are indoor kits now.

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Yep, Whiskers, we kitties are Free Spirits!

But speakin' for myself, I always did love knowin' I had a warm blankie to come home to!

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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

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02/04/2016 09:45.12 AM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers
Scampers is a great name. I bet that he is a handsome boy. Mom loves those big male cats and misses A. Finster so very much. Almost all of the snow is gone thanks to warm weather and rain. We might get a coating of snow tonight. Holly is doing well and she loves to play with Yogi and Percey. Yogi has two new bites on his neck again thanks to Holly. He is such a mellow boy. Holly tries this on Buddy and he smacks her. Holly is going to the vet this weekend for her booster shots. She will spayed in the next two months. Mom has noticed that the boys are beginning to sniff her and she is become a lady. I sure hope that your mom gets close to Scampers. I bet that he would make a great house cat. Sending lots of hugs and love. Purrs...A. Rhuby

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02/04/2016 06:52.56 AM Report This Comment
Mornin K Whiskers
Gee CC did something new to us this morning ...we could see your whole page but it didn't give us the little box to write to you, mom went out and back in and presto our place to write!! :)
Well of course your mom gave the kitty a name, she could hardly call kitty kitty all the time when she is trying to make furiends with him. We wish her the best of luck on catching him or finding out whether or not he has a chip.
Hope you all have a mice day!!!
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we heard that
your temps were warming up nicely, care to send any of that this way? by the sounds of things we're only going to get colder and colder and colder as by sat/sun rolls in just around 0 for highs in the morning when janet is up and takes pepper out to lower to mid 20s for daytime highs! hoping that the two nor'easters com-ing up the coast one tomorrow which might give us a dusting-1" and the next one mon/tues time frame 2" totaled, we're praying it misses us totally as the skiers and winter lovers here this year are all out of sorts and are booing/hissing at everybody connected with predicting the weather. the groundhogs here in new england did see their shadows so another 6 weeks of winter here although a few did see it and are saying an early spring like phil was in pa..
got lower 50s for highs today, although it's near 60 right now and NICE out there! got 30s for highs all next week as well here too so winter gear will be back on and out enforce, rats don't like that one bit we were just getting used to sweat-shirts and lighter jackets too! :( oh well at least we got rain out of the last storm and janet wasn't to happy about getting a bit damp yesterday morning walking as it moved in earlier than they said, she was happy that she got the walk in as that was it for the day! others were out walking too trying to beat the colder temps and enjoying it while it was here. mommy has a skin dr's appt. at 3 uptown today for a re-curring rash on her back and questions on some moles. angels,ab,haley

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02/04/2016 12:48.03 AM Report This Comment
Greetings, Orangie, Whiskers and the furamily
Aww, thank you for your condolences, my furiends. Grandma Pattie was 90, and had been in very poor health for a while, so her very peaceful passing was kind of expected. Thank you for your kind words.

Today, the folks decided to cheer up some family members with a trip to the SF Zoo. They met Dad's niece and her three year old daughter over there. They had a nice time, and the toddler had lots of fun watching the animals, including a new lion cub, and riding the Little Puffer kiddie train. Looks like they are remodeling the gift shop, so they have a temporary one set up in a big tent in the inner courtyard.

Hey, sounds like Scamper is one very savvy kitty! Hope your mom can trap him or get close enough to get a good scan for a microchip. Does he seem like a feral born, or maybe an abandoned kitty? Who knows, maybe he's deciding that he might have just found his new home. (Hee, Hee). Does your mom have any pics of Scamper she can post?

Aww, Orangie, that sounds so very sweet of you. I look forward to seeing your valentine card. But, it is me, Hedley, who is the luckiest kitty. (Blush)

Well, I gotta scat for now.. Many purrs, The Hedster

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02/03/2016 10:57.23 PM Report This Comment
Oh my precious Whiskers Scamper sounds so cute,
but he also sounds very skittish. I imagine that he only trusts your mom, and that he was very frightened of Denise. Time will bring him to be more relaxed. You and your sisters should send him positive thoughts. I believe you could make him understand that your mom is trying to help him!

Of Course I'll be with you at your vet appointment. Angel Sylvie and Lucy will be taking us just like always and we'll be right there with you every step of the way!

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Ahead of The Storm Part Two

The wind had not abated during the night. If anything it was stronger now and the snow was falling in fat flakes that blew sideways. Pete had arisen early and made a pot of coffee, he'd taken the coffee and a sweet roll to the sofa where he sat down and turned on the TV. He tuned to the weather channel and found the usual hype. He opened his laptop and booted it up. Then he accessed the Castle Airfield Weather Radar. The maximum range was 250 miles and the storm covered all of that varying in intensity from orange to red to purple. It was a serious storm. He breathed a sigh of relief that the clowder from town was safe and warm and then, making the sign of the cross, he said a prayer for all of those who were in peril.

He called up the shelter cams and found most of the shelters dark and quiet. In the wolf cave though, he saw that Phillip sat by the big fireplace reading and, from time to time, taking a drink from a big mug. Pete supposed it was hot chocolate or perhaps tea. Pete smiled, the thought that he and Phillip were both watching over their loved ones made him feel a special kinship with the big gray wolf.

He took a bite of the cinnamon roll that he'd taken from the kitchen and got up to look across the yard toward Mitch and Pearls house. He couldn't see it. There was nothing but white snow and black shadows. Looking toward the boat house he couldn't even see the bright security light on the dock. He went back to the sofa and selected the boat house view from the shelter cam menu. He panned around and saw sleeping forms. A slight motion caught his eye and he panned up and zoomed in. Oliver was awake and as the camera panned toward him, he raised a
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wing in a greeting.

Pete knew that there would be no school today, but he did want the roads clear so that Dr. Fluffy could provide physicals to the new arrivals. He looked at the watch that Whiskers had given him as his best man gift on his and Talley's Wedding day. It told him that it was 4:22 AM and that it was minus sixteen degrees outside. It was too early to call Inky Bobby and Storm, They needed their rest. They had been up late last night, making final checks of all of the shelters and clearing the main roads.

Pete sighed, went upstairs and dressed in what was essentially arctic survival gear, he hung his goggles around his neck, put paw warm
ers in his pocket and took his maglite flashlight from his bedside table and returned downstairs. He poured the rest of the pot of coffee into a thermos and rummaged in the pantry for more sweet rolls. He packed his thermos and snacks into a back. As quietly as he could, he went out of the front door into the storm.

The cold was almost breathtaking and he made his way to the equipment shed, where he checked out the Snow-Cat with the plow blade on it. Once he was satisfied that it was in good order, he started the diesel engine and unplugged the engine heaters and battery chargers. He turned on the cabin heat and then used the remote to open the big doors, He backed out and lowered the plow blade. He started down the mountain road, moving very slowly. The visibility was near zero and the rotating yellow lights on the Snow-Cat cast bizarre flickering images on the snow laden trees lining the road.

The wind shrieked and howled, but Pete continued on. He reached Castle Drive , and took the turn toward the Medical Center. As he passed the airfield he saw the red beacon light sweeping the snow covered apron. The red light was a signal that the field was closed. He had cleared the roads as far as the Med Center and now he turned around and cleared the entrance roads to the townhouse community. He looked at his watch. It was five-thirty. He headed back toward home. It was still as black as midnight, and despite the powerful diesel heater, the cab was getting cold. Pete stopped, poured himself some coffee and ate a cinnamon roll. He put his heated gloves and continued on.

When he reached the house he plowed the circular driveway and then drove the
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Snow-Cat into the equipment shed. He plugged in the heaters and chargers and made his way through the biting cold wind back to the house. He took off his heavy winter gear and hung it in the mudroom. Then he added wood to the embers of last night's fire. He sat down on the sofa letting the crackling fire take away the chill in his bones and began to read the news on his laptop. He preferred an actual printed newspaper, but given the weather it was unlikely that he would receive one today.

He heard a noise and looked up to see Thomas, in his nightshirt, coming into the kitchen. Pete said, “Good Morning.”

Thomas looked over and replied, “Good morning to you Pete, was that you on the Snow Cat?”

Pete said it was, “The snow was coming down so hard I was afraid that the road would drift over to the extent that we wouldn't be able to clear it without using the big plow and the dump trucks.”

Pete offered Thomas some of the coffee he had made. Thomas accepted and the two friends sat quietly watching the fire dancing in the fireplace.

Angel Maggie appeared in the kitchen and looked over at them, “What are you two doing up so early?”
Thomas laughed, “The storm woke me up, and Pete and Pete has been plowing the roads.”

Maggie shook her head, and said, “Pete, that's not wise to do that by yourself.”

Pete said, I wanted to be sure that Doctor Fluffy could get up here this morning to give the new arrivals their physicals. Some of the older cats looked as though they might need some care. I want to be sure....”

Maggie interrupted him, “You want to be sure that they're all okay. I understand. Why don't the two of you make your yourselves useful and bring us some fruit and herbs from the greenhouse.”

Pete laughed, and said to Thomas, come on buddy, we'll get no rest until the rest
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of the kitchen crew arrives.

Pete and Thomas returned with oranges apples peaches and the herbs that Maggie had asked for. She had made fresh baked bacon cinnamon buns and offered the boys some.

Scraps came up the stairs from the corridor and greeted them with a cheery good morning. He said, “I don't believe I've ever slept so soundly. The beds and the quilts are so soft and comfortable. It was like a dream come true.”

Pete asked, “The rest of your clowder, did they rest well?”

Scraps said, “They're still sleeping. It's so quiet down there it just makes you feel safe. They were very tired so I'm happy that they're resting.”

Pete said, “We are too, Breakfast will be ready in a while and then the doctor will come and give everyone a physical. If anyone needs medical care she'll see to that as well.”

Scraps said, “You realize that we'll never be able to repay your kindness, Pete.”

Pete said, “I'm pretty sure you will, the only payment we accept is friendship and I hope you'll give us that.”

Scraps nodded, “That I can promise.”

Maggie brought a tray of hot chocolate and biscotti and placed it on the coffee table, She said, “Scraps drink this and warm yourself.”

Scraps said, “When you're used to eating from trash bins, food like this almost doesn't seem real.”

Pete began showing Scraps the details of the storm and even though it was past dawn, it was still dark outside.

The kitchen was a busy place and soon the new guests began to make their way upstairs. Talley and Whiskers came downstairs and Talley started to help in the
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kitchen while Whiskers asked Pete, “Did I hear the Snow-Cat this morning, or was that a dream?”

Pete explained that he had made an early morning run to make sure the roads would be clear for the doctor's visit. Angels Lucy and Sylvie arrived to meet the new friends and the kittens, indeed all of the guests were entranced by their beautiful wings and glowing halos.
Lucy said to the group, “My sisters and I will be setting up your shelters. We'll be talking with you about the things that you'd like have in them. So be thinking about that.”

When breakfast was served the kitties ate with hearty appetites and laughed happily. One elderly cat, Norma Rae, said “You know I always supposed that you had to die before you went to heaven, but now I see that's not so. Last night, that bed was like sleeping in a cloud.”

Dr Fluffy arrived with Inky in time to join them for a delicious ham and eggs breakfast, When the meal was finished she took over the study as an exam room, She asked Liliana to be her assistant, and take notes for her. Liliana was thrilled. Teddy and Joanne were very proud when Doctor Fluffy asked Nellie, Mickey and Charlotte to write down all of the kitties names and assign them a place on the schedule. They ran to get their little nurses hats and began bringing order to the process, Belinda, Joe Raphael, Magda and Petra arrived to help as well.

When the newcomers first saw the bobcats they were apprehensive, but when they saw how kind and helpful they were they quickly relaxed. Scraps said, “Nothing I see here will surprise me!”

It was late afternoon when the last exam was completed. Doctor Fluffy told Pete that the Clowder was in surprisingly good shape. She said the she would be sending down some vitamins and a few prescription for some colds and few blood pressure prescriptions, but all in all they're healthy. We'll be fitting some glasses and some hearing aids, and I'll be checking back next week.

To be continued......

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02/03/2016 09:59.01 PM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers and Family!
It's okay for the c/p, as we have to use it sometimes, too. I'm happy that the lady from Alley Cat Allies was there and even though she didn't get a good look at "Scamper"...MOL... she left your Mom a newer humane trap to try to catch him. It would be like Mom trying to get close enough to "Boots" to try to scan him for a chip. That would be next to impossible. He's getting a little less afraid, but he still runs when Mom takes the food out to him. He doesn't go very far anymore, but he won't stay on the porch like Midnight does. Boots is not a large cat, but he sure is handsome. Mom may try to get a picture of him through the sunroom door, as he'll run if she tries to go outside.

Midnight must be out "tom cattin'", again as he hasn't come for his canned food tonight. Mom will save it and if he comes later, Dad can give it to him. Otherwise, she save it for Frosty in the morning.

Rusty is doing real good, but still is a little aggressive. He's getting better and it's only been 3 weeks since his surgery. He's strange, cuz he won't touch canned food! He only wants dry. Mom has had many cats through the years, but never had one who refused to eat canned food, even Fancy Feast! Oh, well. He's a cheap date...MOL!

We had lots of rain and strong winds last night. We ended up with 2 1/2 inches, but that's not even close to what Q. Sissy and her family got in MS! They got 6 inches! Mom usually doesn't hear the wind, but she sure did, last night. We had a low this morning of 46 and a high of 63, but that's about the end of our warm weather for awhile. Tomorrow our low will be around 30 and the high only 42. Then the lows will drop to the 20s for several days and we may even get some snow by Tuesday.

Dad tried to fix the rear brakes on the van this morning, but he had a hard time taking them apart and then found he didn't have the right tool to finish the job. Plus, by then his back was really hurting him. So, he just put it all together and drove it up to the shop and let them do it! At least, they had a car to go to Bible Study!

Dad knew Mom had gone shopping and had a lot of errands to run, so he wasn't worried that she wasn't home when he was there. Mom waited about a half hour for him at Walmart...MOL!

Well, dear furiends, I have to say goodnight for not, so here is a furry vote with love and wishes for a wonderful and blessed evening, sweet dreams and prayers for you and your dear family. Take care and I'll catch ya, later. Love ya!

Lots of hugs and headbonks,
Mischief

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02/03/2016 08:14.53 PM Report This Comment
19130 >:*:< KNIGHTS UNXPECTED GUESTS >:*:<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 46 & Low was 41 this morning, now it's Sunny; 46 ~ Feels like 43 with humidity 77% & wind is 6 MPH SSE. Thursday's suppose to be AM Rain/PM Sun & High 50.

RECORD HIGH: 62 set in 2/03/1917.
RECORD LOW: -3 set in 2/03/1950.

~...~♥~...>*<...~♥~ KNIGHT FAMILY NEWS ~♥~...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ First; Mom talked with Dr. Nancy more and clarified that I probably had a small seizure which also may have made my heart skip a beat. So far so good as no more scaring mom like that!!!!
Thank you for the prayers for me, and also for Patch Girl. Seems things are ok for now!!!!

♥ Mom went grocery shopping early this morning and when she came back she seen we had unXpected guests occupying our covered sidewalk and carport plus mom seen us kits in the windows watching!!!!

♥ Well, mom had to put the car in park and get out to make them move so she could back in under the carport. They decided to go in the front yard and nibble on mom's plants which she put a quick stop to that and made them move on. We were sure xcited to watch those humungous birds as we never seen anything like them before!!!! Mom asked us if we had fun watching those "Wild Turkeys" as she called them. There were two hens and one tom. They moved on to the neighbors and flew up on their roof and eventually went on their way. What xcitement there was and those sounds that they made!!!!

♥ Dad has been working on our pipes and faucets for the last three days now with mom's assistance when needed. Seems no water wants to come out as they may be plugged with debris.

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That's too bad that Scamper took off when Denise drove in!!!! That's what happens when strangers comes around here, too, as the outside kits goes in hiding!!!! Mom says it's a "Feral" thing!!!!
That's good Abarna is doing well from her check up and your momma and her had lunch out.
Thank you for all your loving prayers and support!!!!

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

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02/03/2016 04:32.40 PM Report This Comment
Hey Whiskers!
Figured it wouldn't be long before the new kitty got a name! MOL. Hope Mom can trap him in the new trap & scan him. Would be great if he has a chip! It has been raining all day. Puddles are forming! The snow is melting but still plenty of it in the streets. It's 55* now and won't get under freezing again until tomorrow night. Hopefully the rain will run off & not freeze on the streets! See you at the arena shortly. Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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02/03/2016 04:15.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers!
I have to admit my Valentine's profile picture isn't one of Mom's, this one is a Boo Kitty masterpiece! Boo Kitty made it for Dolly a couple of years ago, and when I saw it and loved it, Mom Janada e-mailed it to my Mom so I could have a really good version of it. We do miss Boo Kitty around here. And it goes without saying that we miss Dolly and her Mom (sigh).

Glad to hear that Abarna is still doing fine. Lunch at the hospital isn't so bad, the hospital here has some pretty nice food. It's just the stuff the patients get that has the bad rep, mol. And Mom never found it that bad either.

We're having a lazy cat day today. I know, I know, we're ALWAYS lazy, but this afternoon it's cold and rainy so we're extra lazy. In fact, Moji Blackbear & I are on the couch and somewhere during the nap she crept up and laid her little fuzzy black head down on me. Mom sneaked a picture of us, we've never actually snuggled like that before. Not when she was around to see us, anyway. I am such a sucker for that little sister that when I noticed her there I didn't even get up and move. She's actually kind of warm ... -- Mike

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02/03/2016 02:00.08 PM Report This Comment
We are glad that you got some nice
gentle rain yesterday. We had snow that turned to sleet that turned to slush with thunder and lightening, and it eventually turned to plain thunderstorms. The rain was heavy enough to cause our sewer to back up again, too. :-(

39° is pretty chilly! It is almost that "warm" here today. You kitties were smart to stay inside and let your Mom do the outside stuff. We bet the ducks come running (waddling?) when they see your Mom now.

Our Dad is the same. He figured out long ago that when Mom makes up her mind or has a cause, nothing he says will stop her. They've been married now for almost 44 years.

We're sending hugs your way and hopes that your weather warms up some for you. Left a vote, too! Hugs, KC and the Zoo Crew

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02/03/2016 12:17.54 PM Report This Comment
Hi Whiskers & Talley
It's me again! Mom is still sick, but she feels well enough to sit on the couch with her laptop today, so i get to blog with all my good friends. YAY me!!!

It is warm outside today we are at 55*, but it is also very windy outside and mom is hoping out power will NOT go out. She hates being in the dark with no heat...MOL!!!

Mom has the flu, she is starting to feel better, her sore throat is gone, and she isn't coughing as much as she was, but she is still achy and still sneezing a lot....today she got up, but she did not get dressed, she is wearing her Detroit Red Wings pajamas and socks.

She did open the back door for us to go outside if we want to, but it is so windy none of us went out, so we are all in the house taking kitty naps and I will join them soon.

Well, I will see you tonight at MHL!!! If we do not show up, it is cause our power went out, so you can let everyone know!

Stay warm
pawhuggz
Winston >^..^<

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02/03/2016 12:11.29 PM Report This Comment
Hi K. Whiskers,
How are you doing this afternoon? We are all kind of taking it easy. The day started off raining pretty hard. We even got some rain in the basement but now, it is sunny and warm. Mom went outside to feed the birds and we all joined her. That is we were on our leashes while she went to the feeders. She let us stay for about a half hour and then we were ready to come back inside. Mom spent her day doing ironing after washing clothes yesterday, writing some bills and birthday cards for this month, printing out pictures and now, letting me visit with my friends. She may need to join us for a nap. Hehehe.!!! Yesterday we got a shock as the Contractors returned. They checked out the roof from inside the attic and found some boards that will need replaced. They will hopefully start the work in a week or two. Mom is worried as they found some areas that were pretty bad. My sisters and I are worried because that will mean a lot of noise. MOL.!!! I guess we will be in hiding while the guys are here. Perhaps they won't be here long. Have a great day and visit when you can. Purrs and a hug, Mittens... Ps: That is so cool that you have ducks. My pawrents always feed the ducks when they go out on the boat. The ducks actually know the boat and they come right up to the boat for a snack...

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02/03/2016 12:03.18 PM Report This Comment
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