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Sir Hedley

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Hi! My name is Sir Hedley

I am Domestic Shorthair from San Francisco, CA

Nicknames: Meatloaf, Tiger Boy, The Annihilator, Hedster, Speaks-to-birds

Age: 5 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: Knighted by Queen Dolly "Knight of the Realm" 7/25/13

My favorite tricks and treats are: No tricks, but he loves treats and Halo Liv-a-Littles chicken treats

Where I hang out: In the " crows nest" of the multi-tier cat tree

My favorite grubs: You name it, he hasn't come across anything he doesn't like. Mostly Halo, Fancy Feast, Blue Buffalo

My pet peeves: Professional groomers, semi-annual vet visits, loud noises

What I love about my owners: My guardians love me and take care of all my needs

My cat hobbies: Eat, play, sleep and wrestle his feline housemates

Pet motto: Wanna wrestle? Falls count anywhere!

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I was at a San Francisco shelter, helping a friend look for her lost cat. This beautiful little orange kitten with big copper eyes put both paws through his cage and touched my face, and my heart. The rest is history.

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Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 29
Today we take a break in the catpaign, to make an announcement,
Queens Maggie and Angel Ginger have agreed that the Coronation shall take place on Tuesday September 1st beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. The ceremony will take place on the Cat’s Meow Resort, (271826). Following the ceremony there will be a reception for all kitties. There will be a delicious menu, Music and Dancing until the wee hours (or until everyone is tired and goes to sleep)
I have to say, It has been an honor and a pleasure to Catpaign this month, and I am so overwhelmed with your support and kindness. I will try to be a good Queen and serve you well.
And now a poem:

Cat-Proofing
Like God keeps His eye upon the sparrow,
I keep my eye upon the cat,
For unlike the little sparrow,
I’m not sure just where she’s at.
She knows the couch is out of bounds,
Yet invariably she goes there,
She ignores the yellow warning tape,
I’ve wound around it, in despair.
I know she likes electric cords,
She pulls them from the wall,
I’ve told her fifty million times,
THAT’S NOT ALLOWED AT ALL!
The wires are rewired now,
To shriek like fire sirens,
If she so much as puts a paw
Anywhere near their environs.
She treats the kitchen counter,
As a fun place on which to glide,
Though it’s purposely lubricated
To make her slip and slide.
When I booby-trapped the cupboards,
I thought, “A-ha! I’ve stopped her now!”
But fearlessly she enters,
And does not blow up, somehow.
Some cat owners keep baskets
Of balls of yarn upon the floor,
My basket’s filled with hand grenades,
Which she bats around ’til she gets bored.
Alternate pencils on my desktop,
On impact will explode,
She always kicks the safe ones off,
How ever does she know?
There’s nothing wrong with cat food,
It’s made special, just for cats,
But she wants steak and baked potato,
GET DOWN! GET OFF MY TABLEMAT!
Just once I’d like to wear a dress,
Not accessorized with cat hair,
But plastic bags do not protect,
How does she get inside there?
I firmly speak; my voice is loud,
Sometimes I fairly SHOUT!
But, somehow her cat meows,
Are loud enough to drown me out.
I tell her time and time again,
CUT OUT THAT LOOKING CUTE!
It would help so much when I yell at her,
If she looked more like a brute.
Her attention span is not too long,
Just long enough to drive me wild,
I’m convinced she had some lessons,
From a clever, spoiled child.
I doubt God’s little sparrows,
Give Him trouble quite like mine,
But He can’t hold them in His lap,
Or hug them any time.
Oh, I suppose it is a tradeoff,
And I do get some relief,
Like when she’s curled up on the couch
Behind the yellow tape, asleep.
I think to master cat control,
Is a fine, accomplished art,
I’ve learned I can cat-proof my house,
But I can’t cat-proof my heart.
I love you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, 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).

08/29/2015 05:03.45 PM Report This Comment
we've got
some of your HOT DRY weather coming here for all of this coming week and not the humid stuff which has feels like temps making it feel worse! janet was able for a change to come straight home instead of running out and doing either the errands or gro-cery shopping as it was all done on thursday and likely some er-rands and no shopping on that day this coming week, looks like they might wait to see what the new sale at her store has to of-fer on friday when it starts for the next week, this upcoming one is well okay, not much to offer for either janet or nat. she's going to wash sheets and pillow cases today and hopes to leave them outside on the lines till after she's in from work tomorrow and also do te garden work today or tomorrow, might do it between loads of wash today, why not do both and get them done and out of the way? sandy,ab,haley,angels

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

08/29/2015 01:24.46 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
COTM DAY 28
We have a short blog and a long poem today.
I wanted to mention another way to help shelters. It’s something that dad has been doing for quite a while, and we almost forgot to mention it to you. It’s easy, doesn’t cost anything and provides funding for almost any charity that you can think of.
Most of us order things from Amazon, and they have a program called Amazon Smile. You sign up, and then whenever you make a purchase a, small donation is made to the charity you selected.
The small amounts add up, our local “No More Homeless Pets’ told us that they receive almost two hundred dollars a month.
Just a thought, and now our poem....
WHY OWN A CAT
There's a danger you know.
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow.
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger
One cat is not trouble, and two are so funny,
The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey
The fifth is delightful, the sixth ones's a breeze.
You find you can live with a houseful, with ease.
So how 'bout another? Would you really dare?
They're really quite easy, but Oh Lord, the hair!
With cats on the sofa and cats on the bed,
And crates in the kitchen, its no bother, you said.
They're really no trouble, their manners are great.
What's just one more cat and one more little crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty.
The floor is all footprints, the furniture's dusty.
The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
Who minds a few noseprints and a little more hair?
So let's keep a kitten, you can always find room.
And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.
There's hardly a limit to the cats you can add
the thought of a cutback, sure makes you feel sad.
Each one is special, so useful, so funny,
The food bill grows larger, you owe the vet money.
Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay,
Except other cat folks, who live the same way.
Your lawn has now died and your shrubs are dead, too.
Your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.
There's cat food and vitamins, grooming and shots
And entries and travel and motels, which cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?
Then that favorite comes up and climbs in your lap.
His look says you're special and you know that you will
Keep all of the kittens in spite of the bill.

Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout
At the cats on the sofa, who refuse to get up.
The cats and the cat shows, the travel, the thrills
The work and the worry, the pressure, the bills.
The Whole thing seems worth it, the cats are your life.
They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won't be the same.
Yes, those cats are addictive and so's the cat game!
Author Unknown

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, 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).

08/28/2015 07:11.00 PM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley
Well, our day was kinda boring. Mom had to work til 1pm, then came home to change her clothes and then had to leave again for her Dr Appt...she had an MRA today! She said she felt like Anthony Hopkins {whoever he is} in the movie, "Silence of the Lambs" when they put the cage over her face...say what?? They put moms face in a cage....I bet she was upset!

We finally got to go outside when mom came home at 4pm...it was a very pleasant day and we got to 75* and it was sunny and just a little breezy, but they said T storms are coming in for the weekend.

Mom felt a little funny last night...she washed her hair and she bend over the tub and cause her left ear is plugged up, she felt weird..not lightheaded or anything and she didn't black out, only felt a little funny...today's test will reveal how they can drain that blood from behind moms left ear!

Mom finally got her new-to-her computer desk all set up with all the stuff that was on her old one..this one has plenty of room and mom has more room for anything else she might buy in the future...she polished it up and now it shines...she even got some Red Oak stain to cover up the scratches on it..she added a door where the tower is cause Jesse has a terrible habit of spraying sometimes, even though he is neutered and mom doesn't want him spraying the tower....can't say I blame her!

Nope, none of us fights over the top seats on the tree...I am usually the only one that goes up that far...Winston lays on the shelf under it, but I get way to the top! I like it up there and I can look down at the others...that is one fun tree!

Well, i hope you have a pawsome evening!
BIG pawhuggz!!!
Sheebs =^..^=

Come visit me, KELSEE~~I ♥ Snickie~~Happy Summer~~, K-WINSTON ~~I ♥ Brina~~*Welcome Summer*, KALI~~I LUV Elvis~~It's Summer!!!~~, Winston's Pizzeria~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~Summer is here~~*I ♥ Shaddy*, JESSE ~~Lovin Summer~~I ♥ Tweetie, KCK: 2015 Eastern Conference Champs! & ~~ANGELS JINXIE & SHADOW~~.

08/28/2015 05:07.00 PM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley
Thank you so much! It's incredible what we can do when we all come together with our talents and love. The sanctuary is breathtaking!
Love,
Sakura

Come visit me, Q. A. Sakura~Vote Talley for September COTM.

08/27/2015 08:51.08 PM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley & Pawty Animals!
Another hot day for us here- in the mid 90’s today and tomorrow and then it will start to cool down. Mom took Callie and me for our stroller walk early this morning. We had the trail to ourselves, when we saw a small doggie coming towards us, just trotting along by himself. He wasn’t barking and his tail was wagging. Mom was relieved to see he had a collar. Mom always carries a leash, just in case, so she parked our stroller off the trail and went to see if the doggie was friendly enough to let her leash him. He was and while Mom was trying to read his tag, we suddenly heard people yelling for “Bella!” Yep! The doggie’s tag said Bella on it with a phone number. Mom never gets the gender right. MOL! Bella was a girl! Any way, the people yelling were on the other side of the trail. The three mile loop trail is the one we always use. So Mom had to run down a hill (with Bella) to get to the creek and yell as loud as she could - “Bella is over here!” The owners were two teenagers who had let Bella off her leash while they walked. They said Bella never goes far, but apparently she must have seen a squirrel or something interesting. They thanked Mom and put Bella back on her leash. Callie and I waited patiently in our stroller, praying that no one would come by and cat-nap us! Mom assured us we were always within her eyesight. We had to turn around and hurry back home because it was warming up and Mom still needed to take our neighbor Abarna out for a stroll. Whew! What a morning! This will be a great day for cat napping.:)
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Meow to my handsome furiend from Orangie! I would be delighted to attend Talley's Coronation with you. You always make me blush with your flattering compliments! I'm so sorry to hear your Mom still can't access CC on her tablet. My Mom can't even imagine using her iPhone for that! Her iPhone might end up in the street. MOL! Don't worry about blogging to us my furiend. As long as we know you are all fine, that's what really matters. Sending soft purrs and lots of hugs to you! Yours always, Orangie
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We left a vote with soft purrs, warm hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.

“She hops expectantly into the sink. I turn on the tap for her; she laps without a glance in my direction, like a duchess so used to being ministered to that she no longer notices the servants and sees only a world where objects dumbly bend to her wishes, doors opening, faucets discharging cool water, delicious things appearing in her dish.” =^.^= - Peter Trachtenberg, On The Love of Cats and Persons
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥ Talley• VOTE TALLEY COTM #88476, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

08/27/2015 04:03.06 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 27
Today we’re going to discuss a very serious subject; Lost Kitties and how to find to find them. I hope you never need this information!
Top 10 Tips For Finding Lost Cats
1) Not all missing cats are lost. Cats are notorious for hiding in impossible places. Before you assume kitty is missing, make a thorough search indoors. ( I once spent the entire day in mom’s lingerie drawer)
2) If you know your cat is missing, grab your cellphone with a photo of your cat uploaded, flashlight and treats and head out. Wear comfortable clothes and comfortable soft-soled shoes. Hit the streets
3) While you’re searching, ask pedestrians, knock on neighbor’s doors and show the photo. Ask if you can check their garage, sheds, under the porch. To save time, multi-task during the search: leave a missing cat report with your vet, Animal Control, all the other local vets, shelters and rescue groups.
4) When you return home, leave food and water outside your door. Local TNR rescue rescues will often lend a trap. Go outside one last time to check and call your cat’s name before bedtime.
5) If you haven’t already made a missing cat poster, make one. Include: A good photograph, your cat’s name, description, any special identifying marks or collar, when last seen and where (cross street), your phone and e-mail. adding contact info at the bottom of the page cut into four or five vertical strips that can be easily torn off is helpful.
6) Enlist family and friends to help post flyers and spread the word. Have push pins, tape and a staple gun depending on the surface. The best posting spots include street intersection poles, local bulletin boards at grocery stores, library, laundromat and community center.
7) Post missing cats reports at online at Tabbytracker Craigslist, local online newspapers Use social networking like Facebook and Twitter. Ask everyone to share.
8) Visit all your local shelters to look for yourself even if say they don’t have a cat of your description.
9) If you’ve recently moved, extend your search to your old neighborhood.
10) Persevere! Cats have returned weeks and months later. Keep networking, and asking neighbors if they’ve noticed anything. Keep your flyers or posters fresh with a “Still Missing” header.
Today’s poem was selected by my dad!

I Could Pee on This
Her new sweater doesn’t smell of me
I could pee on that
She’s gone out for the day and
left her laptop on the counter
I could pee on that
Her new boyfriend just pushed
my head away
I could pee on him
She’s ignoring me ignoring her
I could pee everywhere
She’s making up for it
by putting me on her lap
I could pee on this
I could pee on this
—Charles Bukowski (or maybe his cat.)

Love to you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, 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).

08/27/2015 12:23.46 PM Report This Comment
I know
Shocking,right? I figure I'll try a paw at showing up a couple days a week to keep you all in line,catch up on all the latest gossip,steal a few Tastee Cakes along the way. I see I have my work cut out for me.

XOXO~S~

Get the CC login to work yet?

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/27/2015 01:05.57 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley
Oh, the memorial gardens are just so lovely and peaceful! So many kitties will enjoy these beautiful gardens and think of the love and caring that went into them. You might find me there sometimes. ;)
Love,
Sakura

Come visit me, Q. A. Sakura~Vote Talley for September COTM.

08/26/2015 07:36.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley & Pawty Animals!
Today is supposed to be in the low 90’s so we went out early for our stroller walk. Then Mom took our neighbor out for a ride in her wheelchair. The sun was already out, so Mom hooked an umbrella on the wheelchair to keep the sun off of Abarna. We watched them from the bay window and laughed at how silly they looked. MOL!

This morning my Mom was filling the syringes with my pureed cat food and I sat by the kitchen watching her. Normally I run off when she comes towards me so she has to catch me first. But today I didn’t. Mom got on the ground next to me, petting me and letting me sniff the syringe. I swallowed the first one like a good boy and Mom waited for me to run. Nope! I sat there waiting for more! Mom gave me my second one along with a big hug. Dad was watching and said to Mom, “Oh no, I hope he doesn’t get used to eating this way. How will I ever be able to feed him when you’re not here?” Mom isn’t worried. She just wants to get some weight on me with this prescription food and hopefully when I go back for my urine retest, I’ll get a clean bill of health. Baby steps Dad!

P.S. Orangie sends her love to her handsome orange furiend. We hope your Mom has her computer up and running now. Give your pawrents hugs for us.

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

This Is My Chair =^.^=
~~~~~
This is my chair.
Go away and sit somewhere else.
This one is all my own.
It is the only thing in your house that I possess
And insist upon possessing.
Everything else therein is yours.
My dish,
My toys,
My basket,
My scratching post and my Ping-Pong ball;
You provided them for me.
This chair I selected for myself.
I like it,
It suits me.
You have the sofa,
The stuffed chair
And the footstool.
I don’t go and sit on them do I?
Then why cannot you leave me mine,
And let us have no further argument?

- by Paul Gallico
~~~~~

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥ Talley• VOTE TALLEY COTM #88476, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

08/26/2015 05:11.48 PM Report This Comment
Hello Hedley
According to Catster magazine, tomorrow is National Pet Day. I sure hope that Mommy will get me a pet. Maybe a goldfish. Or a cute little bunny. I would love to have a furry, cuddly bunny rabbit. But Mommy says that Casper Todd and I would pester it too much & worry it to pieces. Wonder why she thinks that?!

Happy National Pet Day!
Kisses,
Q Sissy
             

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

08/26/2015 01:43.15 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 26

I'd like to take a moment, before we begin today’s blog, to thank every one of you, who took the time to come by and offer your support during my catpaign. I feel like I've learned a lot from all of you, and I hope I've offered you some ideas you may not have thought of before. I truly am grateful for your comments, ideas and help.
Well, tonight, I'll address a subject that I probably should have mentioned before. That is “spreading the word.” Shelters have wonderful kitties just waiting for someone to love. There are lots of people who feel lonely and troubled whose lives could be transformed for the better by a furry companion. How do we get them together? Advertising is the answer. It’s effective, but expensive. There is free publicity though, It is through the news media. It can be as simple as writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper, or it can involve establishing a rapport with local television and promoting shelter adoptions. Remember, there are lots of loving kitties available at a much lower cost than going to a breeder or pet shop. (dad has a hard time going to PetSmart on weekends because he always wants to bring all of the kitties home. The important thing though is to get the word out. People who live with pets live longer healthier lives than those who don't. Alley Cat Allies has a media primer on the website and it offers great ideas and sample letters and news releases. The address is http://www.alleycat. org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=373 . So, to get started, let's resolve to write at least one letter to the newspaper during the month of my reign.

Regarding the Coronation Ball, We still need to arrange the details with Queens,Angel Ginger and Maggie, but one thing is certain. Every one of the kitties on CC is invited to the CMR resort on September 1st, to celebrate at the Coronation Ball, There will be a speech (a very short one, I promise) and wonderful food, , and there will be dancing too. I want to purrsonally shake paws and hug each and every one of you.


And now today, something a little different:

An Old Russian Prayer
Hear our prayer Lord, for all animals,
May they be well-fed and well-trained and happy;
Protect them from hunger and fear and suffering;
And, we pray, protect specially, dear Lord,
The little cat who is the companion of our home,
Keep her safe as she goes abroad,
And bring her back to comfort us

And a poem

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray this cushy life to keep.
I pray for toys that look like mice,
And sofa cushions, soft and nice,
For grocery bags where I can hide,
Just like a tiger, crouched inside!
I pray for gourmet Kitty snacks,
And someone nice to scratch my back,
For window sills all warm and bright,
For shadows to explore at night.
I pray I’ll always stay real cool,
And keep the secret feline rule
To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by CATS!


I love you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, 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).

08/26/2015 11:19.18 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley, Jakar, and Neelix
I LOVE the landscaping you did for the new sanctuary! The gardens and the grounds look beautiful and I can't wait to see it all in person! Great job!

Purrs and hugs, Spanky

Come visit me, K. Spanky-Jack.

08/26/2015 06:08.04 AM Report This Comment
SANCTUARY COMPLETED
SPANKY JACK
MALLOW & OJ
TUCKER & CREW (MOUSE,DOT & MAIZY)
MIKE & LADY DOLLY
SAKURA
QA GRACIE
SEBASTIEN & TIMOTHY
HEDLEY,NEELIX,JAKAR

THE SANCTUARY IS COMPLETED AND I'VE LIST ALL YOUR HARDWORK AND AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS ON THE EVENT PAGE #271826. I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY IT! AGAIN THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR QUICK RESPONSES AND DEDICATION TO GETTING THE JOB DONE IN THE TIME WE HAD ALLOTTED.

WITH MUCH GRATITUDE,
PUZZLE

Come visit me, ~Puzzle~.

08/26/2015 02:28.08 AM Report This Comment
Turn my back for a second
OK,maybe a month,and someone broke CC. Was it you Hedster??? Hmmmmm??????????????? Yep,your not hallucinating,its REALLY,REALLY me (briefly). Face it,who could master impersonating The Steve,right :) Its make your own luck day,I seem to have misplaced the recipe.

XOXO~S~

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/26/2015 01:22.02 AM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 25
Yesterday was a wonderful day here in Jacksonville. It was 85 and not a cloud in the sky. We didn’t get any thunder boomers either. There was a nice breeze and we got to play in the screened patio while mom & dad worked in the flower beds. Dad has a couple of square foot gardens, and he took some of the tired tomato plants out and put in some lettuce, parsley, beans, and CATNIP. Mom planted flowers, in the front yard beds and down the driveway beds.

Today, I’d like to tell you about an Alley Cat Allies program that helps community awareness of the needs that stray and feral kitties have. It's called Every Kitty – Every City.

http://www.alleycat.org/EveryKittyEveryCity

This what Alley Cat Allies says about the program:
Through the Every Kitty – Every City program, we raise awareness and educate the community in targeted cities about outdoor cats, feral cat colony care, Trap-Neuter-Return, and the importance of accessible, affordable neuter services through workshops, outreach programs, and organizing.

The Every Kitty – Every City program provides individuals, groups, and veterinary professionals in the community with the tools and basic knowledge needed to serve as a community resource. As part of the program, Alley Cat Allies rallies and assists community volunteers, local groups, and private shelters to enhance their already existing Trap-Neuter-Return programs or to seamlessly launch new ones.
Alley Cat Allies sponsors workshops, open to the public, for advice and instruction on the best practices of Trap-Neuter-Return and colony care. We also recruit and help train local veterinary professionals on high-volume, low-cost techniques that will increase the availability of affordable neuter services including early-age spay/neuter and vaccination protocol. To start a program in your city, contact one of the existing programs, Or contact Alley Cat Allies!
This program was vital in establishing the TNR program of No More Homeless Pets, here in Jacksonville.

And now, a funny poem for today:

All I Need To Know About Life
I Learned From My Cat

Life is hard, and then you nap.
One day ignore people, the next day annoy them.
When in doubt cop an attitude.
Curiosity never killed anything except maybe a few hours.
Climb your way to the top, that's why the drapes are there.
Never sleep alone when you can sleep on someone's face.
If you're not receiving enough attention,
try knocking over several expensive lamps.
Make your mark in the world or at least spray each corner.
When you go out into the world, remember:
being placed on a pedestal is a right, not a privilege.

Thank you so much for your love and support! I love you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, 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).

08/25/2015 05:50.59 PM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley,Jakar and Neelix!
great job guys!!! see we knew you three would do a wonderful memorial garden :) please leave the pictures right here on your page. i am not going to collect and gather them as i think it would be nice for cc members to come to each volunteer's page to see what fine work they have done! thanks so much for struggling with "modern technology" and spending the time and effort to create this garden for the sanctuary. it is very much appreciated!!!

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

Come visit me, ~Puzzle~.

08/24/2015 11:54.04 PM Report This Comment
heya neelix, hedley, jakar
how are you pawty guys tonight? thanks for the birthday wishes, I was not excepting this much attention, he he! I just thought the mewsroom forgot me like they forgot loki last week. oh, look at all the seafood goodies, all from the west coast and San francisco, am I lucky or what? I'm go on a share some with my family, and my kara of course, he he! thanks again guys, have a great day! love SAMMY

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08/24/2015 11:32.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 24
We never want to think about disasters, but we need to be prepared, (or should I say Purrpared). The ‘Seniors’, Hot Rod and Ziggy, suggested that we post a blog explaining how to prepare to evacuate our homes, should it become necessary.
They are so right, with the fires raging on the west coast, and the first hurricane of the season threatening the Caribbean, and possibly the mainland US, it’s time we took a look at what we need to do.
Before I do anything else, let me post the Web Address for the ASPCA emergency preparedness Website. Everything you need to do is spelled out there;
(Please eliminate any spaces that CC puts into the web addresses)
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedne- ss
What is important is that you look at it now and prepare a kit to use when you need it. Basically, you need food, water, bowls, litter and emergency supplies for at least three days. (More is better.) We’ve already discussed first aid kits, but if any of you kitties need medication, that needs to be in the kit too.
Next you need a place to stay. Not all shelters will take pets, so here is a website that provides information on pet friendly hotels:
http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/
I know it can be scary to think about having to leave your home, but just think about how scary it would be to be in your home during a fire or a hurricane or a flood. When the emergency is over, use the perishable supplies and replenish your go-kit so that you’re always prepared for the unexpected.
The family needs to be prepared, that means the whole family including the four legged members.
Thanks again to Hot Rod and Ziggy for suggesting this topic.
And now our poem;
Cats
There was a spry woman
who lived next door.
She had cats in the attic
and cats on the floor.
There were cats where she ate
and cats where she slept,
And she dearly loved all
the cats that she kept.
At night she tucked each
in a wee little bed,
But they all much preferred
to wander instead.
The ripped through the screens
and battered through holes.
They climbed up the chimney
and slid down clothes poles.
They made a great racket
and scurried around.
They jumped from the roof
to the fence to the ground.
When the night was over,
at the crack of dawn,
The cats came home
with a sigh and a yawn.
They were quiet and docile
and gentle as silk
And came a-begging
for morning milk.
The neighbors were furious,
frustrated, and frantic,
Refusing to stand for
another cat antic.
When they came to complain,
they were offered a treat.
The cats were all kittenish,
playful, and neat.
They blinked and stretched
and purred on their mats.
Who would believe
there were the same cats?
By (Dorothy Golub)
Love to you all, dear friends,
Talley

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08/24/2015 09:29.25 AM Report This Comment
sleepover tomorrow night/water fun games wed
cc briefly screwed things up this morning letting janet get both fb pages done so now with those out of the way and cc back up she has finished the other page and is whizzing down this one and trying to make blogs shorter so she can get it finished. got wet stuff tonight-tomorrow then nice on wed and that just might allow janet to get in her early morning walk, some weeding, and garden work in the morning then spending the afternoon instead of being outside reading like she'd rather be but stuck in here online getting stuff done so it won't pile up! got nice weather as of wed-tues next week, cooling way down upper 70s to near 80 for two days then hot and humid again near 90 sat-tues of next week. sandy,ab, haley,angels

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08/24/2015 01:55.15 AM Report This Comment
Dear Hadley,
Hi! Mom noticed that your mom contributes to Cat Alley Allies, Best Friends etc.By the way,my parents stayed at the Utah sanctuary for about 5 days a few years ago. She contributes to ACA, Best Friends and she used to support PETA, however she changed her mind when she read Best Friends' and Alley Cat Allies reports about PETA. Now, she has always liked them because they said the right things and supported veganism(mom is a vegan). The latest email newsletter from Alley Cat Allies explains about PETA. Did you want a link?
Have a wonderful day!
Love,
Maggie and A Ginger

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08/23/2015 02:42.25 PM Report This Comment
HIYA HEDLEY,JAKAR AND NEELIX!
of course i wish the three of you luck but i also have a great deal of confidence in you three. i know you are a lot more than just pawty animals,MOL! and you're going to do one heck of a garden!

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/23/2015 12:48.48 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 23

Dad received a solicitation in the mail from the Humane Society of the United States. And while he feels that they don’t get enough of each contributed dollar to shelters, he found some of the ideas here worthwhile. (dad prefers to support Alley Cat Allies and local shelters) but here are ten Ideas from HSUS.

1. Tell the world how you feel about your local shelter or rescue by using The Humane Society of the United States' Facebook share graphics.
2. Get to know your local shelters and rescue groups. Start the process by locating all of the ones in your area. You may be surprised how many groups nearby are helping animals.

3. Learn before you leap. Before you adopt, go to the Shelter Pet Project to learn what to expect when adopting a pet. You'll be much less likely to become frustrated and return your new pet if you understand the challenges and rewards of adopting a pet beforehand.

4. Say Thanks, Take a minute to express your gratitude to the people who work at your local shelter or rescue groups. If you've adopted a pet from one of them, show how well your pet is doing by sharing an updated picture via a letter, email, or posting it on the organization's Facebook page or website.

5. Get Crafty. Combine fabric, yarn, recyclables, and imagination to bring much-needed fun into the lives of local shelter and rescue pets. There's no end to the toys you can make. Try braiding strips of fleece into fun for dogs, or cutting and folding a surprising household object into a cat distractor.

6. Become a “Fan”. Like" the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook. Then, if possible, "like" the individual groups in your community, too.

7. Make wishes come true. Shelters and rescue groups always need towels, toys, and other supplies. Check their websites for wish lists or call them to find out what's in short supply.

8. Volunteer, if you can!

9. Help by helping your own pets, Microchip, tag and keep them safe!

10. Help local shelters make positive changes. If you see or hear anything at your local shelter that concerns you, follow The HSUS's guidelines for addressing that concern in the most effective way.

Nothing new here, but just a reminder.

And now, I have a short, funny little poem for us today:

You will find that feeding a cat is no easy task
What's the big problem you may well ask
Just open a tin and feed them from that
It is obvious my friend you don't own a cat
When outside they will eat a fly or a mouse
But things soon change when they dine in the house
Your fridge might be full of meat, poultry and fish
But what do you put in your fussy Cats dish
For to keep a Cat fed we beg, steal and borrow
Because what we give them today they won't want TOMORROW.

I love you all, dear friends,
Talley

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08/23/2015 08:08.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley!
thanks for the update. i'm so sorry that you Jakar,Neelix and your mom are having a hard time with the ipad :( thanks for persevering through all and it sounds like it's going to be just wonderful. why don't you have it posted on your page Hedley instead of the CMR page and i will come and c/p it from here.

thanks again,
Puzzle

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08/23/2015 02:35.37 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley
We are having a fine day today! It cooled off some and we love it..only been in the 70's the past few days. Lots of sun today and a few clouds.

Mom went to Walmart after work...she was looking to get us one of those new Friskies Pull and play today with the string treats..they had the string treats, but not the toy, so mom didn't get us that, but she did get us 2 pouches of treats and some cat food.

Mom also got a few house plants and told us to keep our little paws away from them. Some of us have a habit of chewing them...mom keeps the poisonous plant up high where we can't reach...she only has the one philodendron....all the rest are kitty chew safe! MOL!!!

Lucky Jesse even got a new collar to go with his new ID tag when he gets it. It is orange and sparkly...his blue one is so worn out it looks ragged. I don't need a new tag or a new collar yet!

Well, I am off back to the back yard to play before mom calls us in for the night cause it gets dark earlier now, so we have to come in earlier...Jesse & Kelsee always make mom come out and chase them, but the rest of us comes in when we are called.

If you look on my page you will see new pix of our kitty tree. I helped mom put it together..I knocked parts out of the box and pawed around the screws..that was fun!

Have a pawsome evening!
Pawhuggs!!!
Sheebs =^..^=

PS..we were only at practise once..all summer! It will be 3 nights a week soon enough and we are enjoying our break..kelsee will be rather busy soon with her new roster and schedule!

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08/21/2015 06:01.05 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 21

Even though today’s blog is off of our topic, I wanted to share this. I just have a family story and a poem for you. The poem and the story together, are kind of long so I’ll get right to it;
~~~~~~~~~~~~

In the days after my sister Angel Lucy Fur crossed the Rainbow Bridge, my dad was inconsolable. He missed her terribly and he just couldn't seem to get over the heartache. They had been best friends for seventeen years and Lucy was very precious to him.
Whenever he would go to bed, He imagined that he could feel her jump up to share his pillow, as she always had. He'd reach up to feel her soft fur and he'd find only emptiness on the pillow and in his heart.
It was a week after Lucy died that dad had a remarkable dream. He said it was so real he felt that he was really there. In his dream, he heard a soft scratching at the front door and when he opened it, there was a big black cat at the door just sitting quietly. The cat turned and looked away from the house toward the little memorial garden where Lucy had been buried. There were dozens of cats there, all looking so radiantly beautiful in the afternoon sunlight that they seemed to shine from within, with a light of their own. Sitting in the very front of the gathering, was Lucy. She looked at dad and slowly winked her eyes at him. Then, with a swish of her tail, she turned away and led the cats down into the back garden, fading away as they went. Dad awoke from that dream with tears in his eyes, but he knew that Lucy had come back to say a final goodbye and to let him know she was ok and that she would be waiting for him..........
Dad could hardly manage to tell mom about the dream, he kept choking up, but mom found this poem for him. He copied it in very small print, and still carries it in his wallet.
Here is that special poem that dad copied back in 2008;

*Thud* as you hear,
A cat jump down,
Turn around to check,
Nothing there,
*Meow* goes a cat,
Where from?
I don't see,
Something wrapping around your legs,
Go away Smokey,
You look down nothing there,
*Jump* as the bed bounced,
The cat jumped on the bed,
But you look....there's no cat,
*creak* goes the door,
The cat sneaked out,
But no cat to be seen,
You hear a cat eating/drinking,
But there's no bowls or cat,
Whats making these noises?
There's no cat, not no more,
He died on 20th May,
so what makes these movements?
Not the dog he's too noisy,
Could it be Smokey's spirit?
To say he's ok?
Or is it just your mind playing tricks,
Making you think he is still around.

By Stacey Olner
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks all of you for being our friends,
we love you all,
Talley

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08/21/2015 08:51.52 AM Report This Comment
janet's noticed
that cc's hiccuping again and it's the first time in days or this week that it's happened to her amazing isn't it? she's try ing to make blogs shorter due to time constraints as she's gone right up to the time when she's had to rush through breakfast in 5 minutes, get dressed and do a few other things all in the span of 15 mins. or less and out the door to get to work on time to punch in for a 6 start. with rain moving in and at a snails pace as the front which was in the midwest at this time last week is just getting here! usually it's here the next day and gone out of here, but the bermuda high held on and well doesn't rally want to give up it's humid tropical conditions! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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08/21/2015 01:08.36 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley!
if you want to see a fossil phone you should see my mom's,MOL!! there is absolutely no "I" in front of phone :) hope you get things straightened out with your tablet and thanks for struggling through and still creating the memorial garden.

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/20/2015 09:55.21 PM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley & Pawty Animals!
It was a nice 82 degrees here today, so my sisters and I got to catnap in the backyard most of the day. My Mom took Callie and me for our early morning stroller walk and afterwards Mom took our neighbor Abarna out for a walk in her wheelchair. Abarna enjoyed the fresh air and although the ride got a little bumpy at times, she asked Mom if they could do it again tomorrow. Now if we could only get our Mom to somehow push a wheelchair and a cat stroller at the same time. MOL!

Mom brought out the vacuum monster, so we took that as our cue to run back inside and hide under the bed. Since Callie, Whitey, Orangie and I always hide together under the bed until it’s over, it gave us a chance to catch up on our meows. Hee, hee, hee!

Sorry for the late meow today. Mom and I had just finished our every day special votes, when Dad called to say he had locked his keys in his car- again! Dad does this at least once a year. Mom had made him an extra car key to carry in his wallet, but Dad said he took it out because it kept falling out of his wallet. Mom didn’t even want to ask how that was possible. :|

Awww, poor little Earl Gray. But that's so nice of your pawrents to spend time with him. Earl Gray is lucky to have such wonderful sitters! Give your Mom and Dad hugs for us my furiend.

Orangie sends her love. ♥

We left a vote with soft purrs, warm hugs and prayers for our furiends and their families in need.
~~~~~
The big brave Angel cat, folding a rainbow wing,
Stretched out his gentle paw
I'll find, purred he,
A kitten-- you were kind--
You must not grieve for me.
This one might do, this timid little stray
Terrestrial night to my celestial day;
It cannot take my place,
No other could do that,
But though you cannot bring me back, you might retrace
Remembrance in a kitten's pansy-face.

- by Jacintha Buddicom, b. 1901, English Writer =^.^=
~~~~~

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08/20/2015 06:54.22 PM Report This Comment
~ THANK YOU; LUV AUNT SAMANTHA & MOM~LILLIAN ~
#5556

EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 74 & Low was 54 this morning, now it's Mostly Sunny; 74 with humidity 50% & wind is 5 MPH NW. Friday's suppose to be Mostly Sunny & High 80.

RECORD HIGH: 99 set in 1951.
RECORD LOW: 41 set in 2000.

*~~~~~* *~~~~~~~~~~* *~~~~~* *~~~~~~~~~~* *~~~~~*
♥ AUNT SAMANTHA KNIGHT 7/18/1998 to 8/18/2012 ♥
*~~~~~* *~~~~~~~~~~* *~~~~~* *~~~~~~~~~~* *~~~~~*

Mom~Lillian here to say Thank You for making AUNT SAMANTHA #15442 win her 8th Cat of the Day Badge today, 8/19/2015!

SAMANTHA would give a look "What are you up to?" as you can see in her gallery in the first picture that I just added today. She had quite the Cattitude xpressions!

Thank you for coming by in Remembrance & Honoring AUNT SAMANTHA'S Forever Sleep of 3 Years on 8/18 with your sweet and loving blogs along with the votes which made got her Picture in that Famous COTD Window today!

I also Thank You for your Gifts, Piñatas, Flowers, Balloons, Goodies and Poems as it's all very much appreciated and knowing they're from your hearts!

UPDATE 8/19: SAUSHA #22506
Started her on Azithromycin antibiotic. Unfortunately, I have to pull her out from under the vanity each time to give her medications. Thank you for your continued support and prayers for her.

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ADOPTIVERSARIES & FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES:
NONE LISTED FOR FRIDAY - 8/21/2015

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♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~:*:~. TALLEY #88476 ~:*:~. on CC.

Here's a Girl Power Crew vote for you.

With Kitty Kisses & Loves,

~*~ AUNT SAMANTHA KNIGHT #15442 & MOM~LILLIAN ~*~
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08/20/2015 02:56.12 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 20
Today's topic is Reliable Cat Health Information and the Cornell University Feline health Center. They have some great information on Cat Health Topics, in general, and in particular their Spay Neuter program, but the article is quite lengthy, So I'm giving the web address and asking that you stop by and check out the site. It would take several CC Blogs to print it here so I think this is the best way to bring it you. The Address is: www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc.

This is a funny story that I would like to share with you about my brother Pete. When he was just a little kitten he had some kind of immune deficiency that caused his paw pads to crack and bleed. Our vet first diagnosed it as chemical burns, which dad knew wasn’t right. Finally our vet referred Pete to a Feline Dermatologist. His name was Dr. Bishop. He was a Graduate of Cornell.
He took one look at Pete’s little pink paws and said that he had Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. He said that kittens grew out of it as their immune systems developed, but untreated, the normal course was to develop a serious and sometime fatal infection.

Pete had to have his paws cleaned with a special medicine three times a day and take antibiotic pills morning and evening. Pete was a very mellow kitten, and after the third day he realized that he would get treats for taking his medicine, all dad had to do was put the pills down on his plate and Pete would eat them and then look for his treats. On one of his recheck visits, dad showed Dr. Bishop how easy it was to get Pete to take his medicine. Dr. Bishop thought it was amazing, and asked if he could borrow Pete to show to the class that he taught at the University of Florida. Dad said no, that he couldn’t borrow Pete, but that he would bring Pete to class.
Dad was a little worried that Pete might not do his pill trick in front of a hundred Veterinary Students, but he didn’t even seem to notice them. He took his pills, the class erupted in laughter and Dr. Bishop told his students that giving cats medicine didn’t have to be hard, it just required a gentle touch and love.
I hope that made you smile.

Tonight's Poem is a short one by Mary F. of North Carolina; Ms. Murphy picked it for us.
Here it is:

I found a small kitty
so tiny and scared.
I don't know who dumped her
or how she has fared.

She's cold, wet and skinny
such a pitiful sight.
I suspect she has been out here
for many a night.

How could someone dump her?
It seems such a pity.
Some people are cruel
to poor helpless kitties.

Come with me little kitty
I'll make everything right.
You will no longer be hungry
or cold at night.

Your life will be better.
All the love you can stand.
No more neglect for you.
Only a kind, gentle hand.

Love to all of you,
Talley

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08/20/2015 09:43.05 AM Report This Comment
Today is the day....
that the crawling furless will arrive! He'll be here through Sunday too so I'm a very happy kitty. Too bad my fursisters will get their tails in a fluff about it though...MOL!
I'm sorry I haven't been able to do any meowing at you this week but mom has had a very busy week preparing for his arrival. Since we don't normally have such a small furless around too often she went shopping to make sure we had enough things he could eat & drink (that he likes)...plus she had to get an extra security gate to keep him from tumbling down our family room steps or digging in our litterboxes. Sigh...that means I'll have to jump over one to get to my favorite food dish too. Hmmm...maybe I'll just eat all the food in mom/dad's bedroom instead of trying to get my old self over a gate. It will upset Trixie a little but she'll get over it...& can jump the gate a lot better than I can..MOL!
Mom told Fluffinella she'd better get her romping out of her system since she's terrified of 'the crawling monster' & will retreat to her safe zone under the bed until he's asleep. The rest of my fursisters will wander through to peek, but since they're used to him going home the same day it will shock them when he doesn't leave...MOL!
We're all doing great & are really enjoying this morning because mom was able to open the windows so a cool breeze could blow in. The past few days had been really humid so we're thrilled to get a break from it even if it's probably short lived.
Today is also my adopty day...woohoo!! I've been a member of my furever family for 10 years today! My first 4 years of life were spent in another house where mom said I apparently didn't like the people too much since they said I was nasty & would bite. HMPH....I don't have a mean bone in my body so mom said they must have done something to make me unhappy. Maybe that's why they took my 3 fursisters with them when they moved & tossed me outside. I was terrified when that happened but luckily the nice neighbor made sure I was fed/watered until she could talk to mom about taking me. I was scared of mom & my new house for quite a while after I got here too but Zaboo helped calm me down & we became inseparable until his crossing. I took his passing really hard & wouldn't eat much for several days but mom/dad knew just what to do to help me snap out of my grief. Now I'm the official 'paws of justice' in the house & proud of it...MOL!
Well I've got to run for now but hope you can stop in to help me celebrate today. While you're here you can rub against furless so you can find out if your reflexes are good enough to get out of his reach...MOL!

Big paw hugs to all,
Patches & NICE Crew

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08/20/2015 04:43.26 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley
glad you're interested. it would need to be posted on my page no later than august 26th. there are different memorial gardens but in this case we want a memorial garden that helps honor passed cherished kitty residents of the sanctuary, and gives a place for reflection and healing. Thinking about the plants and other elements in the garden provides a way to stay connected with the loved ones passed. things like statues(angels? st.francis of assisi?) plants(catnip?forgetmenots,etc),stepping stones with names of passed kitties. maybe you could outline the shape of the garden with them whether it be square,round,oval? benches so people can stop and reflect,etc. hope this gives you an idea. you can be as general or detailed in your description as you would like. hope this helps you with your project. don't worry there is no right way or wrong way here,just whatever your imagination can create :)

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/20/2015 12:57.48 AM Report This Comment
hi hedley and fam
momma sent ur mom an email. did she not get it? have her send momma one at dogles1@hotmail.com. hope u see this quick before the "powers in charge" remove it as they told momma could not pass on personal info on cc

when she called the vet today they told her they were able to get most of the remaining dead skin off and hoped to finish it up tomorrow (thurs) but felt it would be a lot less stressful on him and momma to let him stay rather than to bring him home and have to bring him right back

momma and gma had a good time together today since this is the first "break" she as had from caring for goliath the past 4 weeks. when momma got back home and saw she needed to let goliath stay, she went to work putting fresh corn on the cob in the freezer and will pass the time tomorrow waiting to bring him home making and canning good ole vegetable soup.

thank yall for ur prayers
love and hugs and whisker kisses
q josie

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08/20/2015 12:22.11 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley,Jakar and Neelix!
as of today i have taken over the responsibility of collecting all work being done by cc members to the building and the grounds. i noticed that you had volunteered stating just say where you were needed and your offer has not yet been put to good use. i was wondering if you would still be interested in volunteering? i was thinking maybe you could design a memorial garden for the residents that crossed the bridge.
it can be as general or detailed as you like. statues,flowers,stepping stones,etc. it would have to be turned in by Aug.26th. please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. if you are, please read the blog i posted on my page.

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/19/2015 02:54.51 PM Report This Comment
Hi Sir Hedley, K Neelix & Sir Jakar, It's me,
Talley,
COTM DAY 19
We had some very good news today. The results from the Animal Rescue Shelter Challenge were announced, and Angel Easy’s shelter won a thousand dollar grant. All of those clicks paid off. They have won a nice award.
Now that we’re on a roll, let’s all get behind the Zoo Crew’s Shelter, and see if we can help them win a grant too. To vote for them just go to the Animal Rescue site Shelter Challenge and do the search for: Humane Society of Midland County in Midland MI.
Even though, the Zoo Crew’s shelter, like the VI Kitty’s is in a very small communities and at a disadvantage in the voting because of that. But guess what, if we add the CC family’s votes to theirs we can make them winners too. Every single click can save a life. The Zoo Crew’s Anya, owes her life to the Humane Society of Midland County, The least we can do is thank them for saving our friend's Anya.
While we’re on the subject of shelters, I’d like to remind everyone, Adopt Don't Buy!
The following information is from The San Francisco ASPCA
When you adopt an animal, you're not just saving the life of the animal you're welcoming into your home& family. You’re giving another animal an opportunity to move to the adoption floor and find a new family. And, you’re reducing the demand that keeps puppy and kitten mills in business. Many people buy from animal mills without realizing that these breeding facilities abuse and neglect their animals.
Each year, millions of unwanted animals enter shelters across America. More than three million cats and dogs are euthanized every year; millions more small animals, like rabbits and hamsters, meet the same fate. Adoption helps break this cycle and put an end to the animal mill industry.
If you would still rather buy than adopt, make sure you buy from a responsible, reputable breeder. Don’t support animal mills!
Responsible breeders are individuals who have focused their efforts on one or a select few breeds. They have become knowledgeable about heritable defects, temperament and behavior1 through breeding, historical research and ongoing study, mentoring relationships, club memberships, showing, raising and training these breeds.

Today’s Poem is called;
Scamp
You've torn the daily paper
Into a million shreds
And tested the comfort
Of all the beds.

Chased my wool
All over the floor
Hissed and spat
At the dog next door,

And proved yourself
So brave and bold
For a tiny kitten
Only six weeks old.

You're now a black
Little fluffy ball
Curled up tight
Asleep in the hall.
By B. Hayes

Purrs and Hugs,
Your furiend always,
Talley

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08/19/2015 12:02.29 PM Report This Comment
hi hedley and fam
would be good if we could afford it and have too much area for just one camera

we been having storms and hard rain past couple days and to continue thru tomorrow as well.

goliath is getting better, he is at the vet as momma left him there so she coud get a much needed break as she been caring for him 24/7 past 4 weeks. will do her good. she will bring him home either today or tomorrow. ( she misses him)

momma going to see gma today and have lunch. she hasn't been able to go stay weekends with her since goliath hurt
hugs
josie

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08/19/2015 05:40.04 AM Report This Comment
water fun day!
okay at least janet's hair's up now and she won't have to con-tend with getting it up. trouble is the stupid combs on the sides sometimes will stay in, but mostly like to come loose and pop out at any given time! hit the lower 90s again yesterday but sure felt like it was closer to 100 for the third day in a row and will be 90 or near it today. we were watching movies with the national parks and janet just finished a new one about the contentinental divide trail from new mexico where it starts to the canadian border and has seen just about all of it, but just missed the last half hour of it and wanted to see it, and now will have to wait till it's on again! she didn't do to much yesterday except work till 11 as she rushes through getting cc done and now can't do the postings till the afternoon once she's home but if there's something like errands and grocery shopping which this week will be split up some tomorrow and the rest on fri-day that's what they used to do and now will have to do it again seeing janet's going to call for take out from a small ice cream stand in granby not to far from here or where they will do their grocery shopping and banking. sandy,haley,ab, and angels

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08/19/2015 01:40.08 AM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley & Pawty Animals! It's Orangie & fursibs!
Oh my dear handsome furiend, it's Orangie here and I'm so relieved to know you and your family didn't get too scared with the earthquake and everyone is okay. I'm glad the fog is back to cool things off too. We were much cooler today and tomorrow should be even cooler. Take care my furiend. Sending you purrs and soft kisses. Love, Orangie.
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Hey buddy, it's Whiskers! Our Mom took Callie and me on our stroller walk this morning and it was considerably cooler than yesterday- by ten degrees. When we got home, Whitey and Orangie were in the backyard lying down in their cat beds, watching the birds in the trees. The birds are always very active and noisy in the morning. Callie and I ran out to join them. Our Mom reminded us to just look and not eat. MOL!

Our neighbor Abarna is doing well, happy to be home and getting lots of purr therapy from Ebony and Sugar Bear. Abarna is doing so well, her doctor said it would be okay for my Mom to take Abarna out in her wheelchair for short walks around the block. The weather has been much too hot the past few days to take her outside, but we’re expecting a nice cool down beginning today.

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

“Bless their little pointed faces and their big, loyal, loving hearts. If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed?” -Winifred Carriere =^.^=
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08/18/2015 08:37.28 PM Report This Comment
Hi Hedley
Well, another day we were left alone while mom was at a DR Appt. But it is alright..we sleep anyway! WE met her at the door when she came in cause it was dinner time.

It was about 85* today and we had a small amt of morning rain, the it was mostly cloudy all day and the humidity was up there again!

Mom put my collar back on me seeing as how I am all done with that nasty old sore and all my fur grew back...it sure feels funny wearing a collar after not having one for a few years.

Mom gave Mr Squirrel more cashews tonight when she came home...he sure loves them nuts. he is storing some away somewhere...don't know where he goes to store them.

Mom left a blog on the CMR about her neurology visit today!

Purrs
Jesse >^..^<

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08/18/2015 05:24.10 PM Report This Comment
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