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Mischief - Praying for all the sick and lost..

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Hi! My name is Mischief - Praying for all the sick and lost..

I am Domestic Longhair from Crossville, TN

Nicknames: Mishy, Pretty Girl, Piggy

Age: 4 years old

Gender: F

Coat: long haired

Education: Mischief has begun visiting the local nursing home as a therapy cat. She is not certified, yet, but it's not required there. Everyone loves her!

Got her first COTD/CROTD badges on 8/7/12
2nd COTD - 11/21/14

She became Duchess of Dashingness by winning the ladies competition of the Magnificent Tail Contest on 8/11/12.

My favorite tricks and treats are: She can jump really high when going after Da Bird, or a fly! and She will eat Temptations once in awhile, but she's not excited about treats. Once in awhile, she'll eat Friskies Party Mix out of my hand.

Where I hang out: She loves to sit on either of the towers, or on the window perch. She also like to sit in my bedroom window and watch the birds in the trees.

My favorite grubs: She loves any and all wet food, to the point that she tries to steal everyone elses.

My pet peeves: Not being able to go outside without a harness and leash.
Not being allowed to eat my fursibs food, cuz I want it all!

What I love about my owners: She and Dad made me a part of the family and I have a bigger place to roam around in. I also have many windows to look out of and see all the birds and other critters. They found a good place for my littermates to go.

My cat hobbies: Eat! Run through the house and play with Da Bird and other string or wand toys and sometimes my fursibs. Mom now takes me out in the front yard in the morning, so I can smell the grass, maybe eat a blade or two and chase bugs! Eat!

Pet motto: She doesn't have one, yet.

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A family was evicted from the mobile home park next door and they had to leave 5 cats behind. My husband and I took care of them for 3 days until animal control could come and collect them. We fell in love with Mischief and brought her home. The others went to an organization called A.A.R.F. (All About Rescue and Fixin') where they will be cared for until homes are found for them. They are a no-kill organization. We learned just this week (July, 2012) that all of her siblings have been adopted!

Birthdate, 6-12-10
Adoptiversary, 4-11-12
Joined CC, 4-23-12

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QUEEN KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good afternoon. Today's topic is: CONSTIPATION!!

Your cats litter box hasn't been disturbed all day. Your dogs pooper scooper is beginning to collect dust. Could your furry friends be irregular?? Dogs and cats rarely get constipated, but it can happen and when it does, here are a few tips to help them 'move'.

MOBILIZE WITH METAMUCIL: This OTC laxative contains Psyllium seeds husks, which pull water into the stool and help move things along. Ask your vet for the right dosage for your pets size. To make it more pleasing, try mixing it with a small portion of her fave canned food. Or just add it to her dry kibble....make sure you put plenty of fresh water nearby so the Metamucil doesn't congeal.

BRING ON THE BRAN: A sprinkle of oat bran every day can help keep constipation away.Depending on the size of your pet add 1/2 tsp to 2 TBSP of oat bran to his food daily.

PASS IT WITH PUMPKIN: Canned pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber that can make your pet regular again. The bonus is that both dogs and cats seem to enjoy it. Mix a TBSP or 2 in her food for several days or until she is regular again.

SEND IN THE COWS: You are always told never to give dogs/cats milk cause it causes diarrhea. But when you have a constipated pet, milk could be just what she needs. Give her 1/8 of a cup if she is small or 1/2 cup for larger breeds{Dogs}..when she is regular again, wean her off the milk gradually.

WET HIS WHISTLE: Water is essential to your pets health, always have plenty available. Try placing several bowls of fresh water all over your house. Water helps his digestive system stay in balance.

SAY NO TO BONES: Eating rib, chicken or other crunchy soft bones can cause things to get blocked inside...or your small animal may choke on one or cut their throat if they get cut on the splintered bone.

TAKE HER FOR A WALK {DOGS}: The longer you make her wait to go, the harder and drier the stools get and that can lead to problems quickly...give your dog plenty of potty time.

WHEN TO SEE THE VET: If you notice your pet has not 'gone' in days and everything you tried is n't working, call your vet asap..he may have a blockage preventing him from passing the stool. Your Vet can check out the pet and give you instructions on the course of treatment.

TOMORROW: NIPPING & BITING!

Come visit me, QUEEN KELSEE ~Vote A Kuce--COTM~, K-WINSTON ~~Happy Holidays everyfur~~, KALI ~~Wishing you a Merry Catmas~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~Merry Christmas~~, JESSE ~~VOTE A Kuce for COTM~~, KCK: 2014/2015 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~~Happy Holly Days~~.

12/19/2014 02:47.08 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
My Mom received bad mews about her Uncle passing away. Thank God, when Mom visited GM in November, they all made a trip out to visit him in Palm Springs. It seems their visit was a good bye. My Mom will be going back to Palm Springs for the funeral, and then coming home- still not sure about the date yet. We’ll let you know.

My Mom went to Petco AND PetSmart today, looking for the purrfect cat toy for Callie (Trying to get Callie to EXERCISE! The vet said Callie needs to exercise more and lose a pound.). MOL! We are all having a blast with the toys. Now if we can only convince Callie to play with us!

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

P.S. We always have your family in our prayers. I'll be sure to let you know when my Mom has to leave. I'll try to make her take her laptop!

-:¦:- Cats and Christmas go together like snow and pine trees. -:¦:-
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE ANGEL KUCE #7387, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/18/2014 05:13.04 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family
We just wanted to say meow and let you know we have Q. Duchess and your family in our prayers. Give your dear Mom and Dad warm hugs for us.
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We had a lot more rainfall than was predicted last night. My Mom, Callie and I went to check the creek this morning and the water level is back up to over half full. Hooray! We’re expecting another storm on Friday and sunshine for the weekend. The weatherman keeps reminding us the drought is nowhere close to being over. We would need a few more winters like this one. Oh well. But at least we’re on the right track!

My fursister Callie had a routine check-up appointment at the vet today. Callie is fine, but she gained a whole pound! Yikes! The vet told Mom to watch Callie’s weight and try to get Callie to move around more. Good luck with that Mom! Mom is determined to get that extra pound off of Callie before her next visit. I told Callie to drop and give me five push-ups! Of course Callie ignored me. MOL!

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

-:¦:- If there were a savior in the animal kingdom, I’m willing to bet money on the fact that it would be a cat sporting an attitude. -:¦:-
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE ANGEL KUCE #7387, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/17/2014 03:55.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sweet Mischief and family!
The sun was shining in the afternoon, but rain is expected tonight. My Dad had an appointment this morning with the surgeon who fixed his broken ankle over a year ago. After x-rays and a check up, Dad’s ankle has healed fine! He just needs to keep exercising his ankle- furever! I told Dad, “No Pain, No Gain!” MOL! As long as it doesn’t affect me!

My sister Callie has a check-up visit to the vet tomorrow. We’ll paw by in the evening. We have precious Queen Duchess and your pawrents in our prayers. Be strong dear furiend. Your family needs you more than ever. I'll be sending you pawsitive thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be there to wrap you in hugs.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

The Christmas Gift of Knowing You =^.^=
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The Christmas season fills our hearts with joy;
Bright, happy days bring special kinds of pleasure.
We're wrapped in the excitement of it all,
The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes we treasure.

Yet when we have some quiet time to mew
About our finest blessings all year through,
We focus on our family and our furiends,
And appreciate the gift of knowing you!

- by Joanna Fuchs
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE ANGEL KUCE #7387, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/16/2014 02:53.35 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
We’re sorry for not pawing by yesterday, but the weekends seemed to be the time for unexpected holiday company around here. We wouldn’t mind it if we didn’t have to always hide. Mom says we need to work on our holiday manners. I stayed at the top of the stairs to keep an eye on my Christmas gifts under the tree. MOL! Whew! They were all still there when I checked!

It’s raining here today and is supposed to rain all week long. The storm is not as bad as last week. The creek by our house went down considerably over the weekend, but this morning it’s filling right back up. Yay!

The Christmas pageant sounds like it was lovely. Too bad your family had to get stuck in all the Christmas parade traffic! Very unfortunate timing! At least they got home before you all starved. MOL!

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need. We have Queen Duchess in our prayers.

Recipe for Christmas All Year Long =^.^=
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Take a heap of kitten-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the cats whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some meows,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of catnip pie
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with feline kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE ANGEL KUCE #7387, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/15/2014 02:40.28 PM Report This Comment
QUEEN KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good afternoon kitties. Today's topic is: MATTED COATS!!

Is your pet having a bad hair day? Is her coat all gnarly and matted??? It's not much fun getting tangled up with matted fur. Hundreds of hairs can be involved in just one mat.

KEEP HER DRY: Once your pets matted hair gets wet, if they get wet, they will be even more difficult to remove. So keep her dry until you get the mats out.

LET FINGERS DO THE WALKING: Untangling a mat takes patience, but it can be done. Starting at the ends of the hairs and working inward--hair by hair if necessary--divide the mat in half with your fingers. Then divide it in quarters and pull til they come out. Then run a comb through the hair to make her coat smooth.

GIVE MATS THE BRUSH OFF: Your pets brush can be a great mat-fighter. Beginning near the tips of the hair and using short rapid strokes, gently brush upward. As the hair gets smooth, gradually work your way down toward the skin.

COAX THEM OUT WITH CORNSTARCH: A light sprinkling of cornstarch makes stubborn mats easier to pull apart.It helps the hair glide right out of the mat. As you work, add more cornstarch as needed.

SLIDE THEM OUT WITH SPRAY: Pet stores sell sparys made specifically for detangling mats. They typically contain lanolin, which helps hairs glide out of the mat. Make sure to get "Feline Friendly" if used for cats.

TAKE IT IN STAGES: If your pet has more than one mat or one large mat that's particularly tough, it's a good idea to do the job in stages. Work on them 10 minutes at a time, then give your pet extra love and maybe a special treat.

GET THEE TO A GROOMER: Professional groomers have special tools to help untangle tough mats. It's important to remember that even groomers sometimes give up and take a shortcut.

BRUSH HIM UP: Once your pet is mat-free, giving him a daily brushing will help keep his coat smooth. Since every pets coats are different, ask your local pet store for the best brush to use on your pet.

GET HER IN CONDITION: Using a conditioner will help keep your pets coat smooth and healthy. Apply the conditioner once a week. Follow label instructions and for cats, make sure it is "Feline Friendly".

TAKE A SHORT CUT: One fool-proof way to prevent matting is to keep your pets coat short. It's much better in the long run to prevent mats and having to get rid of them.

Tomorrow: BLADDER CONTROL PROBLEMS!!!

Come visit me, QUEEN KELSEE ~Vote A Kuce--COTM~, K-WINSTON ~~Happy Holidays everyfur~~, KALI ~~Wishing you a Merry Catmas~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~Merry Christmas~~, JESSE ~~VOTE A Kuce for COTM~~, KCK: 2014/2015 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~~Happy Holly Days~~.

12/15/2014 12:55.05 PM Report This Comment
holiday time
is always a busy time of the year just like it is when it's warmer out there as well! janet's getting ready to go out and walk shortly she should be out right now, but since she got to you guys she wanted to blog and get it done and out of the way! baking wise it was 2 for the trash bin and 2 for the gift giving end and she's got one quick bread as a gift for the asst. boss and pickles for the other so simple and then 3 cookies for this family and that's it for baking this year. the simplier the re-cipe is the more likely it'll come out! got sheets to wash and hang outside as well as the baking so she'll do some of the baking this afternoon and again wash and baking tomorrow. walked long ones both past 2 days and now it's short due to errands which she's hoping they will be ready to go by 9-9:30 this morning so they can get back here and she finish online crap and do the sheets and pillow cases to hang outside since it's supposed to be warm. heard rumors of 50 today or tomorrow or wed. also going to be warm through most of this week and well a cold snap of 2 days lower 30s mon/tues, then showers 40s on christmas eve and haven't seen the forecast for christmas yet, more likely we'll see that one tomorrow as it's 10 days out from then. janet found meals she wants to make too a few new ones and one a stand by as well as getting some maple syrup so maybe she'll do that for vermont maple syrup baked beans for thursday if they don't go shopping that is as it screws things up. sandy,ab, haley,angels

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

12/15/2014 03:37.44 AM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
I know -this cat tale is long, but it’s funny and we just had to share. We’re all fine, catnapped the day away. Mom was Christmas shopping. :)

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need. We have Q. Duchess and your family in our prayers!

The Origins Of Cats And Dogs =^.^=
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It is reported that the following edition of the Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls. If authentic, it would shed light on the question, "Where do pets come from?"
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And Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me."

And God said, "I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself."

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. Adam said, "But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal."

And God said, "Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."

And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility."

And the Lord said, "I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not worthy of adoration."

So God created CAT to be a companion to Adam.

And Cat would not obey Adam.

And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility.

And God was pleased. And Adam was greatly improved.

And Cat did not care one way or the other.

- Author Unknown
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE ANGEL KUCE #7387, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/13/2014 05:23.19 PM Report This Comment
QUEEN KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good evening kitties. I trust you all had a good time yesterday at the skating party, so nice to see so many there. Today's topic is: DENTAL PROBLEMS.

Your cat doesn't have to flash his pearly whites for family portraits. Your pooch doesn't do smoochy love scenes for romantic movies...so why worry about their teeth? If you do not tend to pets teeth they may go away or worse You should care every bit as much for your pets teeth as you do your own.

USE MAINLY DRY FOOD: Feeding your pet dry kibble rather than canned food can help reduce plaque on teeth cause it is abrasive.

BONE UP ON BISCUITS: if you're going to give your pet a treat, a good choice for her teeth is a crunchy pet biscuit. The abrasive action of the biscuits will help keep her teeth well-scrubbed and clean.

BEWARE OF BONES: Your pet may adore gnawing on big bones from your favorite cut of meat, but they be tough on his teeth. If you don't want your pets teeth to fracture, avoid really hard bones and of course always avoid bones that spl,inter, like chicken bones.

REACH FOR THE RUBBER: Giving your pet a hard rubber toy with grooves is a great way to help keep his teeth white & Clean. Pet stores carry a wide variety of rubber toys for both cats and dogs.

LAUNCH A PLAQUE ATTACK:The idea of brushing your pets teeth daily can be a bit daunting at first, but it is the best thing you can do to keep her teeth healthy.

START EASY: Rather then lunging at your pet with a toothbrush in hand, get him used to the idea. Try rubbing his mouth daily, open it to check his teeth, and rub his chin and tell him he is a good boy {or a good girl}..do this daily for about a week.

PUT ON THE GAUZE: It is easier to start with gauze...life your pets lip on one side and with a little gauze wrapped around your finger, rub the outer surfaces of his teeth..do this daily for about a week.

GRADUATE TO TOOTHBRUSH: Use a soft child sized toothbrush or one specially designed for pets, you can also buy brushes that will fit over your index finger.

USE PASTE WITH TASTE: These days many pet toothpastes come in a variety of tasty flavors. NEVER use toothpaste made for humans as they contain detergents.

ALTERNATIVES TO TOOTHPASTE: If your pet is repelled by the toothpaste, here are some tasty alternatives. Try beef or chicken flavored bouillon, make a broth, let it cool and use that..it will help some if your pet doesn't care for toothpaste.

DO SOMETHING FISHY: Another alternative to toothpaste especially with cats is to moisten the toothbrush with water from a can of tuna..although he will not have fresh minty breath.

WHEN TO SEE A VET: If you notice a terrible odor in your pets mouth or you see redness around the gums or broken, rotting teeth, call your vet immediately.

TOMORROW: Them Prickly BURRS!

Come visit me, QUEEN KELSEE ~Vote A Kuce--COTM~, K-WINSTON ~~Happy Holidays everyfur~~, KALI ~~Wishing you a Merry Catmas~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~Merry Christmas~~, JESSE ~~VOTE A Kuce for COTM~~, KCK: 2014/2015 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~~Happy Holly Days~~.

12/12/2014 04:08.15 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family
We hope Q. Duchess is feeling a little better today after getting her B-12 shot and some more fluids. We know how hard it can be to have to take nasty tasting medicine. My Mom can never understand why these pharmaceutical companies make medicine for pets that taste so bad! We hope she gets her new medicine soon. Chicken flavored! Now that's the ticket! Give your Mom a warm hug for us and please don't worry about blogging us. We understand completely. Just take care of each other. We have all of you in our prayers dear furiend.
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The big rainstorm is over, leaving us with intermittent showers today. And it’s chilly outside. We took a short ride in our cat stroller to check the creek. Yippee! The creek is over half full and flowing nicely. Now if only it will last for a while. We have our paws crossed!

It’s still dark and gloomy outside, so Mom has the Christmas lights on for us while we catnap and dream of Santa Paws. We hope your Friday is a happy one!

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

A Christmas Poem for Kittens =^.^=
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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
no creature was stirring—except one juicy mouse.
The cheese was left out on the table with care
by Old Tom who had hopes the mouse would come there.

Tom hid on the bread box; he narrowed his eyes.
That mouse who came running would get a surprise!
“Come closer, come hither,” the old kitty purred.
When the mouse came a-dashing, Tom said not a word.

The cheese was so luscious, all yellow and crumbly;
Tom watched the mouse eat it, waiting his turn quite humbly.
“The more he eats now,” Tom thought with a grin,
“the fatter my tummy when nap time begins.”

The mouse he did fatten; the old cat did wait,
And at around midnight, a feast Old Tom ate.

Now here is the moral for all little kittles:
The fatter the mouse is, the plumper your middles.
The plumper your middles, the deeper the laps;
The deeper the laps, dears, the longer your naps.

- by Hadley Mae Carlisle
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE ANGEL KUCE #7387, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/12/2014 12:43.19 PM Report This Comment
Friday purrs
t's a very damp, foggy day in our area with temps still below 30. Hopefully tomorrow will bring some sunshine to help warm things up.
The Christmas decorating is finally done...woohoo! The kids finished up the tree in the living room last night. Now all that's left is for mom to sweep all the glitter up & put the last box back in the closet before furless Risten comes tomorrow. He's starting to wriggle around a lot & will soon be crawling so all of us that stay out when he's here will have to really start watching our tails! The main one to be wary will be Monkey since she insists on giving him kisses, but Patches likes to rub against him too so she'll also be on the 'grab' list! The rest of us generally hide out in the bedroom until he's gone...MOL!

I'd like to thank all of you that came by with condolences on the loss of my half-brother Davey! Your hugs, soft purrs, prayers & words of comfort have once again helped us get through hard times...& are lovingly, deeply appreciated. I imagine he's giving the other angels a good run by this time since he was always so full of energy...MOL! He was a tom cat through & through, yet gentle & sweet toward humans & his outside furfamily, so we know he'll make lots of new angel furiends as he flies through the clouds.

Well got to get pouncing so mom can pull out the noisy sweeper monster & finish putting things away. We should be back to normal (if there is such a thing) blogging again next week so will meow at you more then. Have a purrfectly pawtastic weekend!

Loving purrs,
Fluffinella & NICE Crew

P.S.We're keeping Q Duchess in our thoughts & prayers! Hoping she gets feeling better very soon & doesn't have any further problems.

Come visit me, Q Trixie~vote ANGEL KUCE #7387 daily in December~, Piggy & Sneakers, Monkey~Vote ANGEL KUCE #7387 daily in December~, Fluffinella ♥Joey furever, Angel 'Captain' Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, ♥Angel K Zaboo♥ & Patches~Catgrats QUEEN KELSEE #28613~.

12/12/2014 10:48.05 AM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family
We pawed by very quietly to visit Queen Duchess. No need to blog back. We're checking CMR for updates. We have all of you in our prayers. Give your Mom a warm hug for us sweetie.
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The rain is coming down like cats and dogs here today. (Okay, maybe just dogs!) While Mom was on the computer, we lost power a couple of times, but Mom has learned the hard way to always back up her files - like every minute right now!

Mom got an emergency phone call this morning from the next-door neighbor. Sugar Bear has escaped out the front door, but Mom found her right away in the cathouse in our front yard. Mom was able to grab her and take her back home. They were both soaked! Sugar Bear’s new Mom is an older lady and moves very slow. Sugar Bear still seems to want to get outside every now and then. Mom thinks it will just take time. Ebony was sitting in the bay window, watching the rain and looked like he was smiling at Mom and Sugar Bear! MOL!

We hope you are all safe and warm in your furever homes.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

A CAT'S CHRISTMAS =^.^=
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'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse

'Cuz the cat had pounced on him
and tore him apart -
Ate his mousey intestimes
and chewed up his heart.

Kitty thought he heard sleighbells,
which made him take pause-
He stopped daintily licking
the blood from his claws.

"Must be Santa," thought kitty
(that quite clever cat)
'Cuz nobody else climbs down
the chimney like that.

Indeed it was ol' Santa,
so jolly and fat
With a huge load of presents
and all for the cat

"Wow, the best Christmas ever!"
Kitty thought with a purr,
Then he coughed up a hairball
and shed some more fur.
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers ♥ Talley• VOTE ANGEL KUCE #7387, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/11/2014 01:58.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief
Sorry to hear that Duchess now has new problems on top of her other ones. I am sure the medicine, once it arrives, will help her and regulate everything again.

Tell her to feel better and chin up. I am praying for her. Purrs and hugs to all, Spanky

Come visit me, K. Spanky-Jack.

12/11/2014 10:19.09 AM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
We are so happy Queen Duchess is trying to eat a little. Poor baby had an accident in her bed. Maybe towels on the floor will be easier for her. It might hurt to step into the litter box. Give your Mom a warm hug for us. Queen Duchess is so lucky to have such a loving and caring family. We have all of you in our prayers every night.
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My Mom finally put some catnip filled mousey toys under the Christmas tree to entice us. I’m proud to meow I was the first to brave under the tree, followed by Callie and Orangie. Whitey watched us for a long time from the staircase, but she finally couldn’t resist. Whitey got within a few feet of the tree, but that mean ole Callie begin to growl at her. Later in the evening, Whitey came back down and finally made it under the tree on her own. My Mom is keeping the tree filled with cat toys. So far none of us had toppled over the tree. We all know Santa Paws is watching. MOL!

The big storm is on schedule to arrive here early tomorrow morning. On our walk this morning, we passed a corner where people could fill up sand bags. We feel pretty safe where we live. Mom is a little worried about the winds that are coming, but she put some strong stakes and rope around the butterfly tree she is worried about. It would have to rain awfully hard and long for the creek to pose a problem to the homes next to it. We’ll let you know what happens. Fortunately Ebony and Sugar Bear will be watching the storm from their window, like us!

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

We have a silly cat joke to hopefully make you smile. :)

THREE WISHES =^.^=
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An old lady is rocking away the last of her days on her front porch, reflecting on her long life, when --
all of a sudden -- a fairy godmother appears in front of her and informs her that she will be granted three wishes.
"Well, now," says the old lady, "I guess I would like to be really rich."

*** POOF ***
Her rocking chair turns to solid gold.

"And, gee, I guess I wouldn`t mind being a young, beautiful princess."

*** POOF ***
She turns into a beautiful young woman.

"Your third wish?" asks the fairy godmother.
Just then the old woman's cat wanders across the porch in front of them.
"Ooh -- can you change him into a handsome prince?" she asks.

*** POOF ***
There before her stands a young man more handsome than anyone could possibly imagine.

She stares at him, smitten. With a smile that makes her knees weak,
he saunters across the porch and whispers in her ear:

"Bet you`re sorry you had me neutered."

- Author Unknown
~~~~~

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12/10/2014 02:37.23 PM Report This Comment
Dear Mischief
Thanks for welcoming me to Cat Channel. Yes, we know Maine Coons are "late" to mature, I have everything Maine Coon except the large size, but that could happen in the next two years. My paws are huge. Mom does wish the kitten in me would settle down a little though, she had to stock up on super glue. Hugs,
Luigi

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12/10/2014 05:59.25 AM Report This Comment
hello mischief
we are soo glad your fursis, Duchess is home..we pray she continues to heal and hope her "issues" are over with..that must have been very uncomfortable for her...
hope she likes the new food, too...hopefully it will help to keep her "regular" now..
i know you will all be nice to her and help your Mom take care of her..jo jo

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12/09/2014 03:30.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
We were all doing a happy dance when we read that Queen Duchess was able to come home last night. We hope your sweet Mom is feeling better from her cold. All this worrying can't be good for her. Give her a warm comforting hug for us. We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. No need to blog back to us sweetie. We'll keep checking for your messages on CMR. Make your Mom get some rest!
~~~
Not too much happening here today. My Mom took Callie and me for a walk in our stroller this morning. There are still puddles in the creek, but we’re expecting rain tomorrow. My Mom moved the bucket of water by the creek that she fills every day. She moved it further away from the creek, just in case we get a lot of rain the next few days. We haven’t seen any deer in a long time, but we always see our doggie furiend and his jogger. We just meow and wave at the doggie as he barks at us!

None of us kitties has been brave enough to go under the Christmas tree yet, but we are all watching it from afar. I keep checking to see if any of the presents have my name on them. MOL! We hope you all have a warm and cozy day.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

“When the man was disgraced and told to go away, he was allowed to ask all the animals whether any of them would come with him and share his fortunes and his life. There were only two who agreed to come entirely of their own accord, and they were the dog and the cat. And ever since then, those two have been jealous of each other, and each is for ever trying to make man choose which one he likes best. Every man prefers one or the other.”
- Richard Adams
~~~~~

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12/09/2014 01:48.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief,
How are you doing today? Mom has been busy all day. First she washed some clothes, then she paid bills and also wrote out most of her Christmas cards. Whew, I am tired just thinking about all of that. Hehehe.!!! Her foot is feeling somewhat better and she is so thank-ful. Yesterday she did the grocery shpping and I believe that she bought some Christmas gifts for us too. I may be going on a gift hunt later tonight, but don't tell Mom. I spent most of my day either snoozing or watching the birdies at the feeders. I hope that you are having a nice day as well. Purrs and a hug, Mittens...

Come visit me, Mittens. Merry Christmas..., Q. Angel Misty. Christmas is my favorite time...., Minuette. Waiting for Santa..., Greycee Mist. Christmas time is coming... & Gypsy: I'm being good for Santa...

12/09/2014 12:41.48 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
The rain has cleared up for now, but we’re expecting a big rain and wind storm this Wednesday through Friday. The weatherman on the mews said to take in any Christmas decorations that might blow away. Yikes!

We had unexpected company at our house this weekend, so I know I have a lot of catching up to do. We hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend. Our house is empty once again, with just us cats and Mom. Now the dreaded vacuum monster is let loose once again.:(

The creek by our house hasn’t dried up, but the water stopped flowing. Now just a lot of puddles remain in the creek. This next storm should get it flowing again.

Callie and I are sitting in the sun in the backyard today, while Whitey and Orangie are basking in the window upstairs. Ebony and Sugar Bear are doing really well, enjoying the Christmas decorations in their new home.

We are hoping and praying your Mom is feeling better from her nasty cold. We have been offline too for a couple of days and we just heard Queen Duchess is not feeling well. We are praying for her sweetie. Mom lit a healing candle for her this morning. We know you must all be so worried. God bless sweet Queen Duchess. Give your pawrents big hugs for us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

Little Paws Prayer =^.^=
~~~~~
This is a prayer for little paws
All up and down the land,
Driven away, no friendly voice
Never an outstretched hand.

For weary paws of little beasts
Torn and stained with red,
And never a home and never a rest,
Till little beasts are dead.

Oh God of homeless things, look down
And try to ease the way
Of all the little weary paws
That walk the world
today.

Author Unknown
~~~~~

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12/08/2014 02:42.20 PM Report This Comment
QUEEN KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good afternoon kitties! Hope you all had a pawsome weekend! Today's topic is: ALLERGIES!

Dogs & cats with allergies...you bet!!! Like their owners, many pets are sensitive to airborne annoyances--not just pollen or mold but also such things as dust, feathers and wool. Unlike humans, animals do not suffer from fever, red runny eyes and noses to sneezing attacks, but they do get all itchy.

CALM IT WITH COOL WATER: Giving your pet a cool-water soak{NO WAY!!} is a quick way to ease itchy skin.Bathe your pet for 5-10 minutes..make sure the water is cool, not cold or too warm, warm water aggravates the itch.

EASE IT WITH OATMEAL: To make soaks additionally soothing, vets sometimes recommend adding colloidal oatmeal{like Aveeno} to the bath water, it will help calm the crankiest itch!

ALLEVIATE WITH ANTIHISTAMINES: You can often bring allergies under control with antihistamines. Your vet may recommend an OTC drug like diphenhydramine {Benedryl} Your vet will tell you how much to give your pet.

SUBDUE IT WITH SUPPLEMENTS: To help calm itchy skin, try giving your pet fatty acid supplements which are used for relieving mange and other skin disorders. Your vet can recommend what type to give your pet.

KEEP HER INDOORS: In the Spring/Summer, Pollen is in the air--and in your furry friends coat and airways as well. To prevent pollen from pushing your pet around, keep her indoors as much as possible during pollen peak hours....early morning and evenings.

SMOOTH THE ROUGH EDGES: Carpet, heavy drapes and upholstery are variable magnets for dust & pollen. Try keeping your pets area free of drapes and carpet, you can use vinyl blinds over the windows.

CLEAN OFTEN: Daily cleaning will not eliminate dust and pollen, but it will keep it manageable. It is also a good idea to clean your pets bedding once a week. It is also a good idea to change your furnace/AC filters monthly.

LOOK TO THE LITTER: Many litter's contain chemical scents to make your cats bathroom smelling pretty...for you--not her. Try buying scentless and dust free litter.

FOR THOSE WITH DOGS: Dogs with allergies occasionally suffer from itchy feet and soaking them in Epsom salts can bring much relief. Fill the tub with just enough water to cover paws. Dissolve several cups of Epsom salts crystals in the water...stand your dog in the tub for 5-10 minutes, then gently dry her feet.

TOMORROW: When Fido or Fluffy BITE their humans!

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12/08/2014 01:03.28 PM Report This Comment
Oh Mischief,
we were so sad to hear that Q. Duchess was having problems. We are glad to hear that she spent the night at the vet clinic being cared for and hope your sweet mom was able to get some sleep. We are keeping Duchess & your pawrents in our prayers and sending gentle hugs for all of you!!
Hugs & Kitty Kisses, Mouse

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12/08/2014 06:09.58 AM Report This Comment
QUEEN KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good evening kitties. Today is moms birthday so she got a cake from her co-workers. Happy birthday to my mom.

Today's Topic: BITES!!!!

They don't call it a dog-eat-dog world for nothing. Big dogs bite little dogs and vice versa. Dogs chase cats, and cats fight back. Even squirrels, skunks and other critters will occasionally throw their hats into the ring. Any bite is potentially dangerous, so if your pet gets bitten, see your Vet ASAP!!!!

START WITH A MUZZLE: It's natural for an animal in pain to lash out. To protect yourself, wrap your pets mouth before treating him. If you have no muzzle you can improvise by wrapping gauze, panty hose or even a length of twine or rope several times around your pets mouth. Then pull the ends together and tie behind their ears.

WRAP HER UP: If FLUFFY OR FIDO are too small for a muzzle, protect yourself by wrapping her head with a towel before starting treatment.

GET IT CLEAN: Trim the hair around the wound to make it easier to clean. Flush for at least 5 minutes with warm water. If the bite is ore than 24 hours old, bacteria may have already taken hold. Scrub the wound carefully with an antibacterial soap, then flush it with warm water.

ADD EXTRA PROTECTION: After washing & drying the bite, apply an OTC triple antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin. Then bandage the area with gauze to keep it clean...to keep gauze in place you can use clear first-aid tape.

KEEP IT LOOSE:When applying and taping a bandage to a wound, leave enough room to get your finger underneath. Anything tighter can interfere with your pets circulation.

ENCOURAGE HER INPUT: Once the bandage is removed, it's natural for a pet to lick their wounds. In most cases this isn't a problem. In fact, licking helps speed the healing process.

KEEP UP WITH SHOTS: Rabies is a viral disease that without treatment is almost always fatal--to both pets and people. Keep your pets vaccinations up to date.

WHEN TO SEE THE VET: Look for these danger signs.
If touching the area around the wound causes Fido or Fluffy to jerk away, the wound could be infected. Severe blood loss. Bites to the abdomen or to the throat, injuries in these areas can cause damage to the windpipe or internal bleeding. If a wild animal bites your pet, it could be rabid so get your pet to the vet right away.

Tomorrow: SHEDDING.

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12/06/2014 02:34.39 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief,
How are you doing today? It has been a rainy, miserable day today and there is even a chance of some freezing rain too. Blah.... The best part of today was that Mom put up the tree. Woo hoo... It is so pretty and I have already made a nice place to rest underneath. Hehehe.!!! It was a challenge for Mom as she now has torn ligaments in the lt. foot. It was a freaky accident as all she did was step down from the hallway into the patio room. It is a large step but nothing like this has ever happened before. The Dr. said it will take a long time to heal. Not what Mom needed to hear as she is still taking care of Dad after his two foot surgeries. It is always something here but it keeps life interesting. I am taking good care of both of my pawrents and I am getting extra treats too. MOL.!!! Have a great evening and visit when you can. Purrs and a hug, Mittens...

Come visit me, Mittens. Merry Christmas..., Q. Angel Misty. Christmas is my favorite time...., Minuette. Waiting for Santa..., Greycee Mist. Christmas time is coming... & Gypsy: I'm being good for Santa...

12/05/2014 01:49.36 PM Report This Comment
Friday purrs
Mom is feeling quite a bit better today so she said I could finally meow at everyfur! Guess that means she'll finally be decorating for Christmas this weekend. That means boxes filled with sparkly things & extra temptations for Piggy & Sneakers...MOL! We're not sure how they'll be with the tree yet but if the past reputations of the rest of us are any indication then they'll be in trouble...MOL! It was just last year that mom found me in the middle of it with Trixie on branches below & Monkey above. Mom is hoping all of us 'older' kitties have outgrown the urge to climb the tree & play with the pretty ornaments but we only get the chance once a year. That means highly unlikely we'll be good all of the time mom...MOL! Mom got a lot of on-line shopping for the kids done this morning so when things start arriving we'll also 'help' with the wrapping.
Rain is heading our way in a few minutes so can't be on CC too long since the dog is outside & will need to come in before it starts, but wanted to let everyone know that mom is better & I should be able to blog normally next week.

Gotta run for now so I can see what the kittens are up to...& if they need a good chasing...MOL! Have a pawtastic weekend dear furiends!

Loving hugs,
Fluffinella & NICE Girls

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12/05/2014 08:01.08 AM Report This Comment
you wanna know something???????
it seems we both have pictures on here to change as janet just changed to the last of the defiant flowers from earlier last month and is already getting some complaints from others about it and has told them well this is the last one which will go through this weekend before she changes to the storm before thanksgiving which she took when out walking last thursday after she had finished shoveling her part of the driveway. she's sit-ting here shivering away this morning as a draft is coming into her bedroom from the hallway and wants to close her door but when she does the cats always claw at it and want to come in but then always want back out after eating a snack of food! she just paid the garage bill yester-day and will help pay the nursing home bill the end of next week and in that way can let it build up for 2 weeks before it starts all over again! she's hoping for a little overtime again and well if they need her to work on a wed. she can, but means another day off instead! friday wouldn't go amiss or a thursday for a change of pace, but then there's no coverage for the salad bar at night like this week! oh well at least there's coverage on the weekend nights beats nothing! one guy is off and janet's last week of vacation starts on saturday next week and goes till the sat before christmas and then she's back to work christmas sunday. we're due to get a kitchen sinker coming in tonight to rain tomorrow and back as a sinker in reverse tomorrow night into sunday morning so getting to work might be a bit tricker on sun than tomorrow. errands got done yesterday and shopping is done today. then shopping the next two weeks and none the last two meaning christmas/new years except for basics and milk/bread those types of things due to saving to help pay the nursing home bill in early january and nat's good at it as we only have $60 to spend on groceries now a week and janet gets what she can with her $60 as well. we'll need a trip to get meat soon, but nothing there till after the holidays as right now janet's finished with her shopping as she wrapped it up wed this week when she took mommy to start her christmas shopping at ocean state job lot. mommy got natty done and has to do janet as janet's told her she wants work socks, a pair of cord pants or a turtleneck top or sweater, she can chose what she wants to get from that list, not hard, hunh? sandy,ab,haley,angels

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12/05/2014 01:55.12 AM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
The rain has finally let up; it has been on and off all day with intermittent sun. My Mom couldn’t wait to check the creek with us this morning. Callie and I loaded up in the cat stroller and away we went. The walking trail was covered with a lot of debris from the trees, but the happy mews is the creek is flowing again! Whoo hoo!! Not much, but the water was moving. We got a break today, but more rain tomorrow. The rain did cause a lot of problems for many people, so the break we’re getting today is well timed. Everyone is cleaning up today. The drought here is nowhere near over, but it’s a start! Baby steps!

When we were coming home from our stroller walk, we saw Ebony and Sugar Bear sitting in their bay window, looking happy and dry. We waved our paws at them! My Mom is going to take Ebony and Sugar Bear’s Mom out Christmas shopping tomorrow. I’m working on my wish list so my Mom has it before they leave. MOL! While they’re gone, us cats will have time to peek at our gifts. I know they’re here somewhere!

My Dad got his car fixed! Hooray! The initial estimate of 1500 dollars was knocked down to 650! Whoo hoo! It was a problem with the Oxygen Sensors. We’re hoping the car can make it another two years before Dad retires.

We hope you are all staying warm and dry. Give your sweet pawrents warm hugs for us. We always have you and your family in our prayers dear furiend.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

Baggage (The Meaning of Rescue) =^.^=
~~~~~
Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed,
I'd like to open my baggage,
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry,
So much to regret.

Hmmm...Yes, there it is, right on the top,
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my perch hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave,
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.

Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things,
And take me right back?
Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage, to never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage,
Will you still want me?

By Evelyn Colbath
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12/04/2014 06:34.26 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
The rain here hasn’t let up yet. Today we have strong winds too. The power went out at our house three times today. The first time lasted for an hour. I sat by our Christmas tree wondering where the pretty lights went! When the power came back, the Christmas lights scared me and Mom laughed as I scrambled up the stairs. I’ll get that ole tree later. Hee, hee, hee...

Aw, your poor sweet Mom. 3 days a week of PT is really tough! My Dad would get exhausted after one session a week on his ankle. PT is very intense. We hope your Mom's cold gets better soon. That doesn't help at all! Give her a warm hug for us.

We're so glad Midnight, Frosty and Shorty are safe and warm at night. Your family is so very kind and considerate. If only more humans were just like them!

My pawrents just got back from picking up Dad's car. Dad was smiling! The initial estimate had been for $1500.00. Yikes! But the mechanic fixed it for $650.00. Whoo hoo! More Christmas gifts for me! MOL!

Give your family warm hugs for us sweetie. We always have all of you in our prayers.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

“It was raining cats and dogs. My clothes were saturated with meows and barks.” - Jarod Kintz
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12/03/2014 06:29.24 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
It has been raining buckets since 4:30 this morning. Dad left for work early because he knew all the crazy drivers would be out and some of the roads flooded. He was right, but he made it there safely. His car is still in the shop getting worked on. The problem seems to be with the fuel in his car running too rich. (Whatever that means!) My pawrents have had the same mechanic for 20 years, so they trust him.

Since we are trapped inside the house and it’s very dark outside, Mom has us cats helping her put up Christmas decorations. Okay, we’re just supervising. MOL! Mom got worried when she couldn’t find me this afternoon, but she found me catnapping in the box with the Christmas tree blanket! I was really trying to find my Christmas gifts. Hee, hee, hee!

We hope the PT sessions are helping your Mom. It must have been hard going to PT when she has a cold. Your poor Mom! Be sure to keep up the purr therapy sweetie. I know you kitties take good care of your pawrents.

We hope the outside kitties are staying safe and warm in the shelters your Dad always has for them. We always have your precious family in our prayers dear furiend.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need. We hope our furiends are all safe and warm.

“Cats speak a subtle language in which few sounds carry many meanings, depending on how they are sung or purred. "Mnrhnh" means comfortable soft chairs. It also means fish. It means genial companionship... and the absence of dogs.” - Val Schaffner
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12/02/2014 04:16.07 PM Report This Comment
QUEEN KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good evening kitties..today's topic is: FEVER!!!

You always knew your pet was 'hot-stuff', but today he really does seem to be over heating. Worse, he's moping around and doesn't even want to eat. What's turning up the heat??

It could be a virus...take your pets' temperature...the NORMAL body temp for dogs and cats is between 100.5* - 102.5*, if the thermometer registers over over 103* you can bet they are getting sick.

PRESS AWAY THE HEAT: One soothing way to lower your pets temperature is with cool water compresses. Soak a washcloth in cold water and wring it out and gently pat your pets belly. You can also use isopropyl alcohol...alcohol evaporates quickly from the skin.

RUN A COOL BATH: {I say run for the hills and hide} If your cat will hold still for it, putting her in a cool {NOT cold} bath for 10 minutes will help bring down the fever.

GIVE HIM A WRAP AROUND: To lower fever in a cat or a small dog, just place a towel soaked in cool water around him. Most will enjoy the coolness.

KEEP THE WATER BOWL FULL: A pet with a fever runs the risk of dehydration, so it's important to keep his water bowl full of fresh cold water at all times. If he doesn't want to drink, give him an ice cube instead.

ASK ABOUT ASPIRIN: While many vets are cautious when it comes to giving human medication to pets, aspirin can sometimes be used to help bring a fever down. Ask your vet before giving any aspirin to your pet and he will recommend the correct dosage.

DOES THE NOSE KNOW: just as we check a childs temp by feeling his forehead, we check our pets noses when they are feeling ill. While dogs and cats appreciate the attention, the nose is not an accurate gauge of temperature .

WHEN TO SEE THE VET: While most fevers are caused by minor viral infections, they can also be a sign of something more serious, such as hepatitis, pneumonia or Lyme Disease.

TO CHECK PETS TEMP: Lightly coat a rectal thermometer with petroleum jelly, holding the thermometer in one hand, your pets in the other, gently slide the thermometer two-thirds of it's length into the rectum. If the temp is over 103*, call your vet immediately.

TOMORROW: HEARTWORMS!

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12/02/2014 02:55.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
We apologize for the short, late blog today. Dad’s car still is not fixed. It turns out the problem is more serious than was first diagnosed. We’ll know more tomorrow.:(

We’re expecting a lot of heavy rain tomorrow, so that’s the good mews as long as it doesn’t flood! Of course that means us cats are all stuck inside the house. Maybe Mom will start putting up the Christmas decorations!

We attended Queen Kelsee’s Coronation today and it was lovely as always. It’s always nice to see our CC furiends all decked out in their elegant finery! We saw you and your family there. You all looked so beautiful!

We are so sorry to hear your sweet Mom has a bad cold. We know you kitties will take good care of her. Make sure she gets some rest and stays warm. Give her a big hug for us. We hope your Dad is doing well too. We always have your family in our prayers dear furiend.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

“Everything I know about love, my cat taught me. It put its paw on my head and transferred all knowledge to me.” - Jarod Kintz
~~~~~

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12/01/2014 06:04.13 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
♪ It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man’s snoring. He got into bed and bumped his head and couldn’t get up in the morning. ♪

We all got up early this morning to watch the rainfall. Exciting stuff for us Californians! We have our paws crossed that it lasts for a while, although some places are already reporting flooding. These humans are never happy! We hope all our furiends are safe and warm today.

We are so happy to hear Q. Duchess is feeling better. We have our paws crossed for her medicine to keep working so she doesn't have to go back to the vet. Poor baby! Give her a soft hug for us.

So you are one of those acrobatic cats?! I think both Mom and I would have a heart attack if I tried to leap in her arms. MOL! I don't think any of us cats could ever do that! I bet you and Ebony would have a great time playing together.

Give your family warm hugs for us sweetie. We always have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

“A cat knows how to be comfortable, how to get the people around it to serve it. In a tranquil domestic situation, the cat is a veritable manipulative genius. It seeks the soft, it seeks the warm, it prefers the quiet and it loves to be full. It displays, when it gets its own way in these matters, a degree of contentment we would all like to emulate.” - Roger A. Caras
~~~~~

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11/30/2014 03:52.37 PM Report This Comment
we know about
computer problems, usually janet's gets so bad they take it away and she's without it a week or longer,so has to spend hours at the library just to go through all the email and what not, as there's no time to get any blogging done at that time. she's got her tree up, but not lit as the prongs for the new lights at the end of the plug has 2 narrow ones and the us ones are one wide and one narrow meaning you have to have a piece to go be-tween both of them, but she's enjoying a real one loves the smell in here makes it feel like christmas and being outside as well! the guy where she got it let her have it for $46 instead of $47 seeing she didn't have the extra cash as well as not charging her the state sales tax, so that was a nice break, beats nothing!!! trees came from north carolina who does business with them each year and a lot keep going back there for the quality which was nicer than the skinny prelit fake one janet spent all that $$$ on last year and now regrets it! warmer here which this morning has the same temp as yesterday's high of 34 and going to near or over 50 today and tomorrow, then down 30s again on tues and on fri, so 2 up and 2 down roller coaster season continues in full swing screwing up janet's sinuses and aller-gies like no tomorrow! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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11/30/2014 01:30.01 AM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
Whoo hoo! We’ve been getting a sizable amount of rain since early this morning. It’s supposed to continue off and on until Wednesday. The creek by our house is still dry, but we have our paws crossed.

Ebony and Sugar Bear’s pawrents came home last night from their holiday vacation. When my Mom was getting ready to leave, Ebony took a flying leap from his cat tree and landed in my Mom’s arms. Mom says she wants to teach us how to that! Good luck with that Mom. MOL!

We're sorry to hear your Dad had to work so much over the holidays, but we're glad to hear your sweet Mom had a nice time anyway.

Oh poor Q. Duchess. We hope it doesn't hurt her when the vet has to clean her out. She is such a good kitty. We'll be sure to keep her at the top of our prayers.

Try to stay warm dear furiends. 21 degrees sounds awfully cold! Give all your family warm hugs for us sweetie. We always have them in our prayers.

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

“Then the cow asked:
"What is a mirror?"
"It is a hole in the wall," said the cat. "You look in it, and there you see the picture, and it is so dainty and charming and ethereal and inspiring in its unimaginable beauty that your head turns round and round, and you almost swoon with ecstasy.” - Mark Twain
~~~~~

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11/29/2014 03:35.23 PM Report This Comment
KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good evening Kitties!! Today's topic is: RINGWORM!!

Just because your pet is getting bald, doesn't mean he is getting older. His coat is looking a lot like an 18-hole golf course, this is caused by a fungal infection called Ringworm!

TAKE A LITTLE OFF THE TOP: Trimming her fur around the bald spots will help prevent the fungus from spreading and also make the area easier to treat.

HAUL AWAY THE HAIR: Since Ringworm thrives on hair both on and off the pet, be sure to clean up well after giving your pet a haircut.

WASH IT WELL: To keep the "RINGS" clean and infection-free, wash them daily with an OTC antiseptic soap containing povidone iodine. This will help prevent minor fungal problems from turning into a more serious infection.

SPREAD ON PROTECTION: There re a number of OTC anti-fungal creams, liquids and ointments that are very good at controlling ringworm. For treatment to be effective, rub a small amount of the medication into the skin twice a day. Ask your vet which medication will work best for your pet.

PRACTICE PREVENTION: To eliminate ringworm and prevent it from spreading, wash your pets with anti-fungal shampoo. This not only kills any fungus that's already present, it will also prevent further infection. Get pet wet with warm water, pour on shampoo, work up a lather and leave on 15 minutes to give it time to work, then rinse pet well with warm water.

KEEP HER BRUSHED: To prevent ringworm from spreading, regular grooming is very important.Brushing your pet at least once a day will help remove fungal spores before they cause infection.

PROTECT HIS PALS: Since ringworm is readily spread from pet to pet, it's a good idea to keep the infected pet away from his buddies until the "RINGS" clear up.

VACUUM OFTEN: Since ringworm survives even on hair that's not on your pet, vacuuming your home often will reduce the risk of re-infection.

WHEN TO SEE THE VET: Many pets with ringworm experience nothing worse than a bald spot or 2, sometimes the infection can spread over the entire body causing large, red weepy sores..if this happens..SEE YOUR VET RIGHT AWAY. he will recommend a course of treatment for your pet.

Tomorrow:" THE TREED KITTY.

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11/29/2014 02:41.17 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with lots of leftovers today. We had a nice celebration here at home. Our pawrents had car problems the day before Thanksgiving, but they decided to not let it spoil our holiday. Monday will be here soon enough!

My Mom is still cat sitting for Ebony and Sugar Bear next door. Their pawrents will be home tonight. We are scheduled to get a lot of rain the next few days, starting tonight, but we’ll believe it when we see it!

Give your family big hugs for us and enjoy the holiday with them!

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

“We all have our "good old days" tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs.” - Brian Carter
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11/28/2014 04:22.38 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief!
I hope you are having a good Turkey Day! My humans are not eating. Silly things! I will nom up this mac and cheese for them. Want some? Purrs - Bennie

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11/27/2014 02:52.53 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief
Glad you enjoyed your special day. Purrs....Mimi

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11/25/2014 06:43.03 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief and family!
Our house smells like pies baking today as our Mom gets ready for Thanksgiving. Tomorrow our pawrents have Thanksgiving brunch in Santa Cruz with Dad’s brother and their family, so we’ll be pawing by late.

Mom bought a separate boneless turkey breast to bake for us cats, without all the spices. She’s cooking us potatoes and peas as a side dish. My tummy is growling already. Not sure what she has planned for our dessert. (Maybe mousey pie?!) Of course we have to share with Ebony and Sugar Bear since Mom will be cat sitting for them.

We are expecting temperatures in the high 60’s on Thanksgiving Day. We wish all our furiends had sun too, but we sure could use some rain!

That's great your Dad got to touch Midnight! As my Mom always says, Baby Steps! Ever since my Mom got back from her trip to San Diego, we have all been sleeping with her in bed, including Callie! Callie and Whitey are sleeping within arms length of other! Mom never thought that would be possible. They still growl at each other, but I guess being in bed with Mom is more important! Cats are so funny!

Give your pawrents big, warm hugs for us sweetie. We always have your family in our prayers. We had a lot of problems getting on CC today. We kept getting the "timed out" error! Mom sent a snapshot of her error page to the I-5 Publishing Dept, just in case they are working on it. Let's hope that's all it is! (Sigh!)

We left a vote with purrs, hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

A THANKSGIVING FABLE
by Oliver Herford

It was a hungry pussy cat,
upon Thanksgiving morn,
And she watched a thankful little mouse,
that ate an ear of corn.
"If I ate that thankful little mouse,
how thankful he should be,
When he had made a meal himself,
to make a meal for me!
Then with his Thanks for having fed,
and thanks for feeding me.
With all his thankfulness inside,
how thankful I shall be!"
Thus mused the hungry pussy cat,
upon Thanksgiving Day.
But the little mouse had overheard
and declined (with thanks) to stay.
~~~~~

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11/25/2014 05:57.26 PM Report This Comment
KELS KAT REMEDIES
Good evening kitties. Today's topic: FIGHTING. Suggested by my sister, KALI!

Every night your cat goes out looking for trouble--and comes back looking he tangled with a blender. While fighting is scary to watch and dangerous for the combatants, it's extremely common!

DON'T GET IN THE MIDDLE: Dogs and cats in the heat of battle aren't discriminating about what or who they bite. Many owners have been mauled while trying to break up a fight, so keep your hands clear. If you feel you must break up a fight, throw a blanket over them, this will protect your hands.

GO DEEP & LOUD: When you see a fight brewing, interrupt the aggression with the loudest, deepest "NO" you can muster. Pets associate a low-pitched voice with a threatening growl and will take it more seriously.

GIVE THEM A BLAST: If the squabble occurs in the vicinity of a garden hose, turn it on your fighting pets...this will "cool" them off.

SIT OUT MINOR BRAWLS: When dogs or cats meet, you can expect a certain amount of posturing, hissing, growling, or tussling. In most cases it is their way of getting acquainted. Even if they start squabbling, chances are the ruckus will calm down in a minute or 2.

FOR CATS ONLY!!

GIVE THEM SEPARATE QUARTERS: Bringing a new cat into the family can raise tension for both the newcomer and the the resident cat. To keep fights to a minimum, provide separate litter boxes, and feed them in separate rooms til they get used to each other.

PROVIDE AN EASY EXIT: When bringing 2 cats together for the 1st time, make sure there is an escape route. This will help prevent them from feeling trapped.

GET THEM IN TWOS: If you want to have 2 or more cats, get them at the same time as kittens. Cats that grow up together are less likely to fight then those they meet later in life.

KEEP THEM INDOORS: If you really love your cat[s] keep her indoors...if you must put them outdoors, build an outdoor enclosure or kitty playground!

TOMORROW: DEPRESSION!

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11/25/2014 03:46.03 PM Report This Comment
Hi Mischief,
How are you doing today? It is sunny here but very chilly. Mom took Dad today to get his stiches out. Woo Hoo, just in time for the next surgery tomorrow. Will it ever end??? Mom and Dad have to be at the Surgical Center at 5 AM so it will be an early to bed tonight. Otherwise, Mom does have things in order for Thanksgiving. It will just be a scaled back Holiday this year. If per chance I don't get to visit tomorrow, may I now wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day. Purrs and a hug, Mittens...

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11/25/2014 10:52.45 AM Report This Comment
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