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

Taffie( Vote for Angus185054)

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Hi! My name is Taffie( Vote for Angus185054)

I am Domestic Longhair from Standish, ME

Nicknames: Tinkerbell ~^..^~

Age: 11 years old

Gender: F

Coat: long haired

Education: since her ear tumor has been removed she is happy all the time. She brings us toys on the bed all the time.
I WON FLUFFIEST TAIL CONTEST SPRING 2008 VIRTUAL CONTEST!! THANK YOU for all my votes!!

My favorite tricks and treats are: brings toys and the good life treats salmon flavor

Where I hang out: In the basket or on Top of fresh laundry.

My favorite grubs: friskies moist

My pet peeves: she hates when the other cats get in her space!

What I love about my owners: She adopted me where no on else wanted me.

My cat hobbies: lay on my chest

Pet motto: I do have a fluffy tail!!

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I stopped by local shelter , she jumped into my arms while I walked by her! Just had to bring her home!
When Taffie first came home she had no hair. She was a stray, and her hair was tangled all up. It took over a year till her thick beautiful coat grew in. I brush her every other day.
A BIG THANK YOU To ALL New & Old Friends who voted for me to get CAT OF THE DAY ON 12/18/07. The best early Christmas gift the Maine gang can enjoy!! >^..^<

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I'm the 8,320th member on CatChannel.com.

5,935 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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Due to a change in website platforms, a necessary step to enhance and update the CAT FANCY magazine website, it will no longer be possible to host Club Cat. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Club Cat will close and members will no longer be able to accrue points. Members with sufficient reward points have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog. On Jan. 15, 2014, Club Cat members with 25 reward points or higher will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special prizes. Raffle prize winners will be notified after Jan. 31, 2014. Points for the final Cat of the Day will be awarded on Jan. 1, 2014. New programs similar to Cat of the Day will be announced with the launch of the new website, so look for further announcements. Thank you to everyone who joined Club Cat! 01/31/2014 12:00.00 AM
REMINDER: Members with sufficient reward points can redeem points again on Jan. 6, 2014 and have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog while supplies last. 01/10/2014 12:00.00 AM
We will be temporarily disabling the ability to redeem reward items from the Club Rewards catalog from Sunday, December 22, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014. Many of our team members who are in charge of processing the rewards redemptions will be out of the office for the holidays. You will be able to begin redeeming rewards again on Monday, January 6, 2014. 12/20/2013 01:47.27 PM
In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM
VOTE THE 4H SISTERS 243699 COTD TUES 12/25
The Green Mountain Gang & GMG 2 are doing something we have never done before--campaign for one (actually 4) of our own!! We have re-done Hazel and Hattie's page to include their two sisters Heidi and Hannah and we're naming them the 4H Sisters--for obvious reasons!! These kittens were rescued from a feral Mom and have found a safe and happy home with us! This will be their first Christmas and we're hoping you can help us give them the Christmas gift of a shiny new COTD badge by dropping off a vote tomorrow Christmas Day! We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas. Don't forget to get to bed early tonight as Santa Claws will be making his once a year visit. Thank you purrs and hugs, The Green Mountain Gang 2 & the Green Mountain Gang

Come visit me, Frosty, Angel Benji 11/21/2013, THE 4-H SISTERS, Angels Angie & Neila, Sam--THANKS FOR MY BIRTHDAY WISHES!, Angel KitKat-THANK YOU FOR MY ACOTD! & Snowball.

12/24/2012 08:19.00 PM Report This Comment
PLS VOTE PEANUT #118072 COTD TUES 10/30!
Many of you know Peanut as the little brother of Princess and Clover Lee! He was adopted from the same no-kill shelter (The Ark) as his sister Clover and was originally named Midnight for his beautiful black color! Peanut is a huge snuggle bug and bestows lots of kitty kisses and head bumps upon his adoring Mom. He’s even been known to try to share a hug or two with his sisters! Peanut has a playful side and he and Princess especially love to chase each other around the house. The Green Mountain Gang has had a tradition of campaigning for a black cat as our Halloween COTD for the past several years. This year we are asking you to shower this handsome black kitty with your votes on Tuesday, October 30th, so he can be this year’s COTD honoree on Halloween Day, October 31st! Happy Halloween to all! Hugs and Purrs, The Green Mountain Gang & GMG 2

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, Angel Haylee--We love you!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

10/29/2012 05:12.30 PM Report This Comment
Hi Taffie,
Thank you so much for stopping by to conCATulate me on COTD! It meant a lot to me to see my face in the window. By the time I saw the first few blogs my face was glowing. Come celebrate my special day. We are having a week long pawty starting today!
Sending lots of pawhugs & purrs
Maggie Mae ♥

Come visit me, Lil' Beauty's Catnip Buffet & Movie Theatre, Verona (Offline), Aluminum ~It's our second CC anniversary!~, Patter (Offline), Cheesy (Offline), Margaret (Offline) & Figgaro ♥ Mai Lin.

09/01/2012 05:29.03 AM Report This Comment
HELLO TAFFIE
thank you for taking the time to stop by and support me for cotd. if you should see me in the cotd box tomorrow, i would be honored to have you come and celebrate with me. leaving you a thank you vote.

HEADBONKS AND PURRS,
LiLi

Come visit me, ~Puzzle~, ~Adorkable~ OFFLINE & ~Mellofello~OFFLINE.

08/20/2012 08:35.45 PM Report This Comment
Hi Taffie
Thank you so much for coming over with your sweet words of concatulations. Mom surely did not expect to see her kitty on the front page today; and we believe dear Angel Aunt Samantha should be honored today.

We are having a low-key celebration and I am passing out black arm bands with tiny pink CC embroidered on them and we will share hugs and tissues with our dear CC furriends today.

I dedicated my badge when mom first saw I was on the front page: then mom decided to put Angel Aunt Samantha's beautiful memorial photo on the front page. The real badge of honor ~ and greatest treasure ~ is having special and dear furriends like you coming to visit my page.

This is a beautiful community of the most loving and caring kitty families and that is something we can truly celebrate!

I hope you have a peaceful day today, full of love from your family and furriends. Many gentle hugs....

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

08/19/2012 06:10.41 PM Report This Comment
hello taffie and family LIBRARY CATS DAY 19
nice to meet you all..thanks for the vote...sammy

Come visit me, Princess's maia & lia, K Sammy ♥ Pandy & Princess jo jo.

08/19/2012 06:03.27 PM Report This Comment
VOTE HIMMEL #45866 COTD THURS AUG 16
Many of you already know that August 17th is a very special day for black kitties everywhere as it is Black Cat Appreciation Day. In honor of this occasion, let’s make sure that one of our black cat members ends up as our COTD on that day! Himmel #45866, is not only celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day on the 17th, but she is also celebrating her 13th birthday. Wouldn’t it be great if we made a special day even more special for her by making her our Black Cat Appreciation Day COTD?!? Please stop by sometime on Thursday and leave this beautiful senior lady a vote! Thank you so much!! Hugs and Purrs, The Green Mountain Gang & GMG 2

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, Angel Haylee--We love you!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

08/15/2012 07:35.47 PM Report This Comment
Hi Again, Taffie,
We just went to CMR and read where your Mom had to help Mya over the Rainbow Bridge and we are so sorry! Please, accept our sincere condolences on your loss. We all know that your Mom did the most loving thing she could do for her baby, but it still hurts. We know the angels will all take good care of her and she will be healthy and young, again. Take care.

Mischief and Family

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Thanks, furiends for 5th COTD!, Angel Moki-Praying for Mom Lynn!, Q. Duchess-Thanks Furiends-Vote 4 Carman, #188523, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Olivia and Haylee, Dayzee - Thank You, Furiends for 3rd COTD! & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

08/07/2012 08:23.15 PM Report This Comment
Hi Taffie and Family!
Thank you so much for coming by to concatulate me on my COTD win, today! I am so happy that I have so many caring furiends here on CC. Without all of you, this wouldn't have been possible. I have received so much food and many treats and toys that I want to share with everyone. So, here's a goodie bag for you to share with all your family. There should be enough for all of you! Thanks, again for your support! Leaving you a vote,too. Love ya!

Hugs and headbonks,
Mischief

Come visit me, A. Frosty-Thanks, furiends for 5th COTD!, Angel Moki-Praying for Mom Lynn!, Q. Duchess-Thanks Furiends-Vote 4 Carman, #188523, Angel Red-RIP, 7/19/11-Welcome Olivia and Haylee, Dayzee - Thank You, Furiends for 3rd COTD! & Mischief - Praying for the sick and the lost!.

08/07/2012 08:17.55 PM Report This Comment
hell otaffie and family LIBRARY CATS DAY 7
sammy enters the dining room,glances up at the head table and inclines his head with respect to all the kigns and queens. he stands, clinks his water glass with his spoon and waits for the commotion to quiet. he says...i have an announcement. i would like you all to stand, raise your water glass and congratulate our king mike on his bethrothal to lady dolly! catcalls and whistles erupt..the girls rush to lady dolly's sideto admire her ring and the boys clap mike's back and shake his paw...
after a very festive breakfast, they all head out to the royal helicopters.

ON TO ILIAD BOOKS IN NO. HOLLYWOOD. ONE OF THE LARGEST USED BOOK STORES, IT SPECIALIZES IN LITERATURE AND ARTS.THEY INVITE US TO COME IN AND BROWSE THEIR OVER 100,000 BOOKS.. THEY HAVE COMFORTABLE CHAIRS, MUSIC, WATER AND ZOLA.

ZOLA WAS RESCUED FROM AN ABUSIVE HOME AND WAS ADOPTED IN 2006.SHE HAD BEEN KEPT IN A SMALL CAGE AND HAD BEEN NEGLECTED AND WAS MALNOURISHED.SHE ONLY HAS 1 EYE AND MISSING TEETH DUE TO INFECTIONS. HOWEVER, SHE IS STILL AFFECTIONATE AND FRIENDLY.

NOW, ON OUR WAY TO ORINDA BOOKS, IN ORINDA CALIFORNIA.
ORINDA BOOKS, CELEBRATING MORE THAN 25 YEARS, IS ONE OF THE LARGEST BOOKSTORES IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. COME IN AND RELAX, THERE ARE COMFORTABLE CHAIRS AND THE STAFF IS MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PERUSE THE MORE THAN 14,000 BOOKS..YOU CAN SPEND TIME WITH GINGER WHO IS VERY FRIENDLY AND WILL GRRET ALL OF YOU WITH A FRIENDLY “MEOW”.

NOW, WE TRAVEL TO BORDERLAND’S BOOKS, IN SAN FRANCISCO, HOME FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR BOOKS.
THERE, YOU WILL FIND RIPLEY. RIPLEY WAS A NEAR-HAIRLESS SPHINX BORN IN 2002 AND DIED IN 2010 OF CANCER. HE HAD A CALM AND GENTLE DISDPOSITON, EVEN WITH CHILDREN. HE WOULD CLIMB TO THE TOP OF BOOKCASES TO WATCH CUSTOMERS.

we stop for the night and will stay at the nob hill omni hotel in downtown san francisco. there will be a celebration for mike and lady dolly in one of their dining rooms. enjoy your afternoon, visiting the godlen gate bridge, alcatraz, the famous fisherman's wharf or enjoy quiet time at the japenses tea garden. sammy

it's ncie to meet you all..you are very beautiful...

Come visit me, Princess's maia & lia, K Sammy ♥ Pandy & Princess jo jo.

08/07/2012 07:48.13 PM Report This Comment
Thank You Taffie and Family
After a very long absence we we're back online...then as you know I crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Dad was heartbroken and through the daily tears caught up with as many friends as possible. Then well the unimaginable happened. Dad kept hearing crys at night but couldn't find where they we're coming from. He thought he was dreaming of me or just hearing things. After a week he was determined to find out where it was coming from. You'll probably guess what came next. Yep! There was a young cat what appeared to be living under the porch. Dad could only get close enough to see it was hurt before it would run away. After a few days of feeding and cooing Dad got it. It was a young male about a year old badly beaten up. Horrible wounds on his neck and legs. Our absence this time came from the huge vet bill that he incurred with this emergency. Huge cutbacks for two months. Still no income yet from the accident....sometime this fall hopefully, anyway many things went bye-bye to pay the dr. bill.....cable, internet, air conditioning(and yes it has been hot). The kitty has recovered and up to date on the bills so internet restored. And my oh my what a surprise to us all to see I was graced with such a reward as COTD! We are so Blessed by the warmth and love shown to us all here on Cat Channel. The kitty has been named Leo, cause dad says he looks like a little lion. Picture up soon hopefully. No one really likes him but for the most part it has been smooth transitioning him into the house. Has helped soften the blow by my absence but I know he still misses me so. Will take a few days to catch up and get all of my Thank You's delivered. Hopefully this will see you well and know that our gratitude for all the blessings bestowed upon will be remembered forever. As I paw slowly away I leave behind a vote(ofcourse) and the biggest hug my little paws will allow.
Your Furever Furriend
Angel Tigger

Come visit me, Casper, "Daddy's Angels" Leo and Tigger & Sahara and the Girls.

08/06/2012 01:04.27 PM Report This Comment
.~:*:~.MY JOURNEY...~:*:~.
Hello dearest Taffie and family!!
Life is a journey that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life.
The road will not always be smooth, in fact throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges.
Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles. In order to take the right path, we must overcome these obstacles.
The people (kitties, doggies, birds...) we met on our journey are those we are destinate to meet. They will make a lasting impression not only in our lives but in our hearts as well. They will be a blessing for us and we will call them friends. They will make our adventure complete because it would be sad to travel by ourselves.
I´m a kitty. I´m a purrer. This is my journey through a world I love to discover everyday with my family and friends.

♥ ♥ ♥ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MY LOVELY COTD BADGE TODAY!! ♥ ♥ ♥


The tides recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes downb ut gentle warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops and yet it echoes in sweet refrains... For every joy that passes something beautiful remains.

Today I want to dedicate this badge to the Gatitos Vagos (the homeless kitties) that my parents feed every day: They are: Kit, Miss Stray Sally, Lolo, Mr.Pucco and Naty. Also I would like to dedicate this badge to my friend Boo Kitty and her Mom Jane, who made my beautiful frame and to my dear Hairballz Rainbow Riders Fellows.

And now you´re all welcome to my pawty! Thanks for all the pawesome gifts, treats and goodies. You sure made my day!!
Remember: For every minute you´re hissing you lose sixty seconds of purring!!
With lots of love,
from your friend always,
♥ LOLA ♥

Come visit me, Simba & Mrs.Pucca, Queen Memories, Angels Blackie & Lady Lucy, Sally ♥ Felix, Queen Lola ♥ Missing Angel Martin ♥ & Willow & Charlie.

07/22/2012 09:04.05 PM Report This Comment
Hi Taffie!
Thanks for pawing by! I am awake and pouncy and ready to really hit the trail! Today's law involves one of our larger cousins. In Maryland, it is illegal to take a lion to the cinema! I guess live theatre is okay? Bowling? Minigolf? But no motion pictures for Clarence and Leo. Poor big fellows! You have to wonder, though, what happened to create this law! Purrs - BennieI am awake and pouncy and ready to really hit the trail! Today's law involves one of our larger cousins. In Maryland, it is illegal to take a lion to the cinema! I guess live theatre is okay? Bowling? Minigolf? But no motion pictures for Clarence and Leo. Poor big fellows! You have to wonder, though, what happened to create this law! Purrs - Bennie

Come visit me, Moonlight Memorial Moss Garden, Kiska ♥ Trampy, Bennie, Viktor, Katya, Karamel' ♥ Sammins furever, Kuznetsa & Koshka.

07/11/2012 08:09.23 PM Report This Comment
PLS VOTE GYPSY #63445 COTD TUES JULY 3RD
Gypsy joined her furever family after being dropped off at her pawrents house one day. When she first arrived she wasn’t terribly friendly, but thanks to her Mom’s love and patience, she learned how wonderful it could be to be a part of her furever family. Now she watches birds from her window perch and plays outside—even climbing trees under Mom’s watchful supervision. She lives with her sisters Mittens, Minuette and Greycee Mist, and her sister Misty is a much loved Angel at the Rainbow Bridge. Tomorrow is a very special day, America’s Independence Day, so we would like to see a very special kitty in our COTD frame on July 4th. Please stop by Gypsy’s page #63445 and leave this pretty lady a vote. July 4th is also Gypsy’s 13th birthday, so we’d like to see her big day be an extra special one! Thank you very much! Wishing you all a safe and happy Fourth of July! Hugs and Purrs, The Green Mountain Gang & GMG 2

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, Angel Haylee--We love you!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

07/02/2012 07:53.03 PM Report This Comment
Vote Tiger #221788 for COTD on 6/30!
Tiger #221788 is quite a unique cat; she is usually grumpy on the outside, (which seems to be the only trait she picked up from her mother!) but on the inside she can be sweet and loving. Tiger’s mother was a pregnant stray, looking for a safe place to have her kittens. She soon came upon my Aunts barn, where she gave birth to four kittens, on April 25th. Tiger was kind of the outsider in her family, her siblings were grey, black and calico, her mother was also calico, and Tiger on the other hand was a stunning bright peach. When Tiger’s mother brought in dead birds and mice, Tiger’s siblings would play with it, but Tiger wouldn’t touch it, she would rather play with us. We soon fell in love with Tiger and brought her home on Father’s Day June 17th. Tiger’s bright peach coat turned to a stunning rusty brown, and is continuing to change.
Tiger is now six years old, and never ceases to amaze us with her many sudden burst of energy. Tiger enjoys basking in the sunlight, playing in the corn field, chasing butterflies, and stalking birds. Tiger comes from a long line of tough strays and farm cats, but Tiger doesn’t seem to carry any of those any of those traits! Tiger wakes me up every morning around 7:00AM so I can give her treats; Tiger only has two treats a day because of her corn allergies. And if she isn’t doing any of the above, then she is sleeping.
Please visit Tiger #221788 and leave her a vote today; June 30th so she can get her very own badge on Sunday!

Come visit me, Tiger #221788, Fat Cat Club - LOOKING FOR MEMBERS! & Angel Oscar #234290.

06/30/2012 04:47.46 AM Report This Comment
DEAREST TAFFIE & MAINE GANG
We so appreciate your vote today, dear ones. Have a pawsome day tomorrow. Leaving you a vote with

Love & Blessings,
Sir Leo

Come visit me, Q. LADY DOLLY LOVES K. MIKE- Back In Arizona, Princess Molly Rose - Hail Queen Mimi, ANGEL SIR LEO -LOVS A. RHUBY-Sprinkling Angel Dust, RAINBOW ROSE MANOR & MIKE & DOLLY'S WEDDING PAGES, ***A QUEEN'S MEMORIES*** CATPAIGN & REIGN, ANGEL RANI LOVS ANGEL TEDDY- Prayers For All & ANGEL LILY ROSE--VOTE CARMAN COTM.

06/26/2012 11:39.30 PM Report This Comment
HEY MAINE GANG!
HEY GUYS! SO NICE TO SEE YA AGAIN! THANKS FOR MY TUESDAY VOTE! TAFFIE, YOU LOOK FABULOUS IN YOUR CONEHEAD! OUR KITTY SPENCER HAD ONE 3 YRS AGO AND HE LOOKED ADORABLE! DID EVERYBODY ENJOY THE RIDE BACK TO THE CASTLE WITH KING MIKEY & HIS BIG CARAVAN? HOPE NOBODY GOT CARSICK OR BUS-SICK! THAT WAS MIGHTY NICE OF KING MIKE TO RENT ALL THE U-HAULS FOR SOME OF US WHO WENT & DID A LOT OF SHOPPING. MOSTLY US LADIES! THANKS KING MIKE! IT WAS A FUN DAY AT THE SPA YESTERDAY, VERY RELAXING, BUT SURE A BUSY DAY CATCHING UP TODAY!
SAY! HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER WONDERED IF THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A MOON FISH? WELL, I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT AND JUST DISCOVERED IT'S TRUE! THERE ARE THREE THREE DIFFERENT VARIETIES I CAME ACROSS.
***THE FIRST IS THE "OPAH" MOONFISH WHO HAILS FROM THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. THIS FELLA HANGS OUT WITH TUNA & BILLFISH,
BUT YOU'LL NEVER CATCH HIM IN A SCHOOL WITH HIS OWN KIND. NO SIR, THIS GUY IS A REAL REBEL! HE'S SILVER/GREY SPECKLED
UPPER BODY WITH A RED BELLY, FINS AND TAIL. SHAPED LIKE A PENTAGON HE WEIGHS FROM 60-200 LBS. HE'D MAKE A WHOLE
LOT OF TACOS!
***THE SECOND MOONFISH, ALSO CALLED A "TILE FISH" IS FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. HE IS LONG & THIN, ABOUT 18" LONG. HE'S REDDISH SILVER WITH A BLUNT SNOUT. DOESN'T SOUND ALL THAT HANDSOME, BUT LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING, RIGHT?
***THE THIRD ONE IS CALLED THE ATLANTIC MOONFISH & IS FROM BRAZIL. HE'S AN AVERAGE 10 LB. FELLA AND JUST NOT SURE WHAT COLORS HE SPORTS!
***INSTEAD OF HAVING A NEW RECIPE TODAY, I THOUGHT WHY NOT MAKE SOME NEW AND EXCITING DISHES WITH THESE MOONFISH
WE'VE JUST MET? THEY'D MAKE SOME EXCELLENT TACOS, CHOWDER, GRILLED, OR EVEN MOONFISH SUSHI! HOW ABOUT IT? '
SERVED WITH SOME COLD CATBEERS AND LIME, I THINK THAT WOULD BE A VERY FINE MEAL!
***NOW ONTO THE OTHER IMPAWTENT STUFF:
***BIRTHDAYS...CASPER #100405...HARLEY #202719.....SIR LEO #129433 WHO IS ALSO RUNNING FOR COTD TOMORROW, SO LETS GIVE HIM A BIG
OL' SHOUT OUT TO GO WITH HIS HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG SHALL WE?
***CONGRATS TO COTD...CLOUDSTORM #224543
***PRAYERS NEEDED FOR BUDDY (OF SPONGIES GANG) #154851 & MOM LYNN WHO IS NOT FEELING TOO WELL, EITHER.
IT SEEMS BUDDY IS HAVING A HARD TIME & COULD REALLY USE ALL THE PRAYERS WE CAN GIVE HIM. MOM LYNN
SEEMS TO HAVE THE FLU. WE HOPE THEY ARE BOTH FEELING BETTER VERY SOON!
***HARRY #159809 HAS LOST A MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY TODAY. JESSICA ANN ISAAC WHO DOESN'T HAVE HER OWN BLOG,
HAS CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE YESTERDAY. HARRY, ROWDY, MOM CONNIE & ANGELS MEALIE, BEANNIE & BUBBY
WOULD LOVE IT IF ALL ANGELS COULD WELCOME HER OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE TODAY!
***VOTE DAILY FOR KING MIKE
***MOONPIE FOR TODAY: MICE CRISPIE TREAT MOONPIES WITH COOL LEMON COATING. VERY TASTY WITH RASPBERRY
LEMONADE!
***MOON TOON: "HAVANA MOON" (SANTANA)
LUVYA GRACIE ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, ELMIE ♥ LOVES HIS POUNCER KITTY O'MINE*****, ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE & MAX****VOTE CARMAN #188523 OCT. COTM*****, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, **ANGEL PAWPAW***THANK YOU FOR MY ACOTD 4-7-14*** & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

06/26/2012 11:26.15 PM Report This Comment
HEY MAINE GANG! THANKS FOR MY SUNDAY VOTE!
IT'S SO NICE TO MEET YOU! WOW, YOU HAVE AS MANY KITTIES AS WE HAVE. WE HAVE 17 INDOORS AND 7 OUTDOORS!! FIRST, I'D LIKE TO WISH A VERY HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL CAT DADDIES OUT THERE!! HOW ABOUT THAT TRIP TO WHISTLER, B.C. YESTERDAY WITH KING MIKE? THAT FELLA SURE KNOWS HOW TO TRAVEL IN STYLE! I LOVE THE FAIRMONT HOTEL AND MADE A BEELINE FOR THAT SWIMMIN' POOL, GOING ALL CANNONBALL RIGHT INTO IT! HOW REFRESHING!! THE TRAIN WAS SUPER COOL, TOO! I HAVE SOME MORE FUN FACTS ABOUT THE MOON FOR YOU ALL TODAY. THERE IS SOOO MUCH TO BE LEARNED!! DID YOU KNOW~~~~
***ONLY 59% OF THE MOONS SURFACE IS VISIBLE TO US.
***THE MOON IS EARTHS ONE AND ONLY SATELLITE.
***THE MOON IS PART OF THE BIG BANG THEORY, BUT I GUESS WE KNEW THAT ONE, EH?
***THE MOON HAS NO GLOBAL MAGNETIC FIELD.
***THE MOON'S SURFACE IS ABOUT 1/6 THE SIZE OF EARTH'S SURFACE.
***THE MOON TRAVELS AT 2300 MPH! ZOOM ZOOM...HOPE HE DOESN'T GET TICKETED FOR SPEEDING!
***THE MOON ISN'T REALLY ROUND. IT'S ELIPTICAL, OR EGG SHAPED. WHO KNEW??
***THERE IS NO PROPER ENGLISH NAME FOR THE MOON, OTHER THAN "MOON"!
I FIGURE THAT ALL THE CAT-DADS WILL BE GRILLING TODAY, SO I FOUND A SPECIAL RECIPE THAT WE CAN ALL MAKE FOR THE LITTLE ONES! I'M SURE THEY'LL LOVE THESE! THEY'LL PROBABLY BE EAGER TO HELP MAKE THEM, TOO!
***HARVEST MOON LOLLIPOPS***
***INGREDIENTS & MATERIALS:
12 (10- to 12-inch-long) lollipop sticks***1 (24-OZ) pkg. Chocolate Flavor MoonPies*** (14-OZ) pkg. orange candy melts***1 zip-top plastic bag***
Scissors***Wax paper***Halloween candies*** Halloween sugar***cake decorations***Decorator icing Ribbon (optional)
***PREPARATION:
Step 1: Insert 1 lollipop stick 2 to 3 inches into marshmallow center of MoonPie.
Step 2: Microwave candy melts in a glass bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute or until melted, stirring once; spoon into plastic bag, and seal.
Step 3: Snip a small hole in 1 corner of the bag; pipe melted candy around where stick meets MoonPie to secure. Lay flat on wax paper, and let stand until firm.
Step 4: Pipe fun border of melted candy around edges. Attach candies and/or cake decorations with decorator icing. Tie ribbons around tops of sticks, if desired.
WATCH THE FACES OF THE KITTENS LIGHT UP WITH JOY AT THE FINISHED PRODUCT! IT'LL BRING A SMILE TO OUR HEARTS!
***BIRTHDAYS: WICKET #154851...POSHA #199661
***CROSSAVERSARY: ANGEL KIM LEE #62358...ANGEL SYLVIA SEVILLE #78824
***CONGRATULATIONS TO COTD LOVEY 232880
***VOTE DAILY FOR KING MIKE #161232***MOONPIE O'THE DAY: NEW YORK CHEESECAKE MOONPIE WITH A THICK STRAWBERRY YOGURT COATING.
***MOON TOON: MOON OVER PARMA (THE DREW CAREY SHOW)...THANKS KING MIKEY!
HAPPY FATHERS DAY! LUVYA GRACIE ♥

Come visit me, ***WOOHOO! NAPPERS IS SAMSONS GIRLFRIEND****, ELMIE ♥ LOVES HIS POUNCER KITTY O'MINE*****, ***SUGAR LUVS HIS BALLERINA ***, ***MRS. LILLY & FRASIERS 1ST ANNIVERSARY...JUNE 24, GRACIE & MAX****VOTE CARMAN #188523 OCT. COTM*****, ***MRS.WHISKERS LUVS HER WILDMAN EXIT****RIP PING, **ANGEL PAWPAW***THANK YOU FOR MY ACOTD 4-7-14*** & ***BLUEY AKA NUTTY BUDDY LUVS HIS MAIA GIRL*****.

06/17/2012 07:51.54 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 31
Some of my stories have had beginnings that were difficult reading, because so many of them seem to start with the actions of ignorant and cruel people. There are so many of their kind in the world that it must sometimes feel overwhelming to those amazing humans in the front lines, who see the damage left behind and do their best to minimize it. So for all our caring Moms and Dads, today I want to close out my campaign by reminding you of a story you probably all know but can always stand to hear again. It is adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977):

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who had a habit of walking on the beach. One day, he looked down the beach and saw a young man, reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer and called out "Good morning! May I ask what you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

The young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

And isn’t that really what the spirit of Motherhood is all about? So to all our Moms, female and male, human & fur of all species, on behalf of the kitties for whom THEY have made a difference, let’s send our loudest purrs of Thank You!

And thank YOU so much, kitties, for your support during my campaign. Humbly – Mike.
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to SASSY #70174
>>Crossing Day remembrance: PITTY PAT #70800
>>Congratulations to BENNIE 208164, todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for SABRINA ANNE #175550 ~~
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Please join us today at 5 p.m. Pacific (8 p.m. Eastern) at the CMR page #46883 for the Passing of the Crown. Let’s all give King Indie a rousing “Thank You” for his great reign as our King of May.
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/31/2012 08:43.40 AM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 29
Today we want to say “Thank You” to those animal rescue humans who are in the background, but who make so many kitties’ lives better for having known them. I’m talking about those humans who take foster kitties into their homes. Without these special humans, the shelters would be more overcrowded than they already often are, and kittens born in the shelters would have a hard time adjusting to life outside of a cage when they managed to find forever homes. Many, many of our CC Moms and Dads do this important job, or have done it in the past. We can’t possibly name them all, so we’ve picked out just a few to represent them.

Let’s start with ANGEL DUSTY #54460. He met his Mom when she, as a prospective adopter, came to visit the foster home he was living in as a kitten. Well, she not only went home with a kitty with whom she would share a special bond, she was so impressed with what she saw of how the rescue organization ran things that she became a foster Mom, too. Look at Angel Dusty up there at the Bridge, he is absolutely beaming to know that he was the start of his Mom welcoming over 150 cats and kittens into their home over the years! One of these was ANGEL TUFFY #54796, who came as a foster and became a family member.

ANGEL LACY #75646’s Mom was also a foster person when they met. Soon everyone realized that Angel Lacy tended to bite when afraid, so her foster Mom became her forever Mom.

QUINCY #180493 is another case of “foster failure”. She was terrified of everything and had lived under a bed for five years. In the shelter she continued to hide, so they thought a foster home would help her get over her fears. Soon she and her foster Mom had formed a special bond and Quincy got to stay.

Stories like these are everywhere, and I know I have barely scratched the surface of the wonderful experiences our friends here could share. If YOU have a kitty foster human in your life, make sure you go give them lots of purrs and headbonks today, because they are pretty special.

A NEW MEOW-VELOUS MOTHER: Not long ago MILO #160427 brought a friend home. Last night this new adopted sister, PRINCESS gave birth to 6 beautiful new kittens, and Milo is right there trying to help out!!
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to TIGER SHADY #202402
>>Congratulations to BLACK PEARL #216422, todays COTD!
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Special prayer request:
KITTY #230877 became an angel on March 25th without any of us knowing about it. Please run by & help this sweet kitty’s family as they’re still unfamiliar with how to navigate on CC.
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/29/2012 01:22.02 PM Report This Comment
PLS VOTE ANGEL BOOTSIE #83222 COTD SUN 5/27!
On May 24th we remembered Bootsie’s 4th anniversary of crossing the Rainbow Bridge. It was hoped that the shout-out done for her would result in Angel Bootsie’s sweet face appearing in the COTD winner’s frame the next day, but that did not happen. We know it would have meant so much to Mom Lynn, who still misses her Bootsie very much. As most of you know, Mom Lynn has been recovering from a second hip surgery, and the love of her kitties and the support of CC friends has been instrumental in her recovery. We could not let this weekend of remembrance go by without thinking of the Angels who have blessed our lives—some for a long time, like Bootsie, and some for a short period of time, like little Ayashe who was with us for only a few days. In honor of ALL of our Angels at the Rainbow Bridge, we’re asking everyone to stop by Bootsie’s page #83222 on Sunday, 5/27 and leave her a vote of remembrance. Let’s give this Angel the ACOTD badge she deserves! Hugs and Purrs, The Green Mountain Gang

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, Angel Haylee--We love you!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

05/26/2012 07:24.39 PM Report This Comment
In remembrance - Memorial Day
How Sleep the Brave by William Collins

HOW sleep the brave, who sink to rest
By all their country's wishes blest!
When Spring, with dewy fingers cold,
Returns to deck their hallow'd mould,
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.

By fairy hands their knell is rung;
By forms unseen their dirge is sung;
There Honour comes, a pilgrim grey,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall awhile repair
To dwell, a weeping hermit, there!
(> ” ” <)
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,)-Chloe's Land of the Brave VOTE

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05/26/2012 07:07.21 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 26
Rescue humans never know what to expect when they go into a house! That’s why they’re so special and the kitties they rescue will love them forever. Here is the story of GUSSIE 137518 and how she met her forever Mom:

Gussie’s future Mom went to the house initially because the woman there did not know how to tell what gender her kittens were. An easy visit for an experienced kitty person, right? Not so much! When she got there, today’s heroine (we’ll call her “Mommy”) found a litter of five week old kittens and scrawny malnourished mother barely out of kittenhood herself. They had no bedding and not even a litter box, and were being fed raw hamburger.

Then, a boy came in and grabbed one of the kittens roughly and dropped it to the floor. While Mommy worked (successfully!) to get this kitten breathing again, he grabbed a second kitten and handled it just as roughly as he had the first. As Mommy scooped up that kitten he grabbed yet another one up by the ear. A horrified Mommy knew she had to get this kitty family out of there ASAP, and asked if she could take all of them and the mother as well. At this point, the man of the house told her in very impolite terms that she could take them all, because he hated cats.

On the way home, Mommy stopped at the vet with her new charges. It was found that two kittens had damage to their necks and Gussie’s ribs were fractured. All have now healed, although one of Gussie’s sisters still tends to duck when someone reaches for her. The mother cat’s throat was damaged also, and Gussie sums it up “her purr makes squeaky noises but we love her purr anyway.” Four of her siblings have been adopted, but so far Gussie gets to stay with her special rescuer.

I love happy endings! And thanks to her loving Mommy, Gussie and her fur mom & siblings got one!
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to SADIE #25475, SUKI #176353
>>Adoptiversary greetings to MOCHA #89936
>>Congratulations to SMOKE’S ANGELS #226582, todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for SNOWBALL #234880 ~~
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05/26/2012 03:08.25 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 25
Sometimes, no matter how dedicated a fur mom may be, she finds herself raising her kittens in an impossible situation and needs some extra special help. Heading into the last week of my campaign, I am rounding things out by focusing on some very special “mothers”, those humans who are involved in the rescue, care and fostering of kitties in need. So many of the Moms & Dads on CC are involved in this important work that I can’t possibly recognize them all, but I’ve chosen some of the most special stories to share with you this week.

One of these is the story of a vet tech named Kellie, who was a hero to many animals in need including BUG #132931

Animal Control workers found Bug, an obvious victim of torture, emaciated and hanging from a fencepost by his collar. An attempt to escape left the collar wrapped around his neck and front leg like a sash, the weight of his body causing the collar to dig in to his body and creating a nasty wound. The verdict of the vet was that he was damaged beyond hope.

Then along came Kellie, who had a history of success with “hopeless cases”. She was determined to save this little kitty who had been through so much. Bug had great difficulty eating, but Kellie gave him the encouragement he needed to keep trying. She spent hours each day flushing his wounds and nurturing him with food, comfort, and much needed love. Over the next few weeks, Bug recovered and was adopted into a forever home where he is loved as he deserves. His Mom gives all the credit to Kellie, her caring determination and special way with animals in need.
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Happy Birthday wishes to BENJI #179361, MONTGOMERY BROWN #205803, CASSANDRA BROWN #205806
Congratulations to FUZZWORTHY #53825, todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for SMOKE’S ANGELS #226582 ~~
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/25/2012 01:19.23 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 23
Sometimes in traveling around CC, I notice that it almost seems to be raining kittens around our friends’ Moms & Dads! So many kitties here were found by kind humans and bottle raised. A few of these are:

ROCKY #3105, found at 2 days old and grew into 21 pounds of kitty love

K. SPARKY #3436, found in the weeds as a tiny little guy, only 7 days old. At 14, he’s still his Mom’s very special baby boy, and helps show younger siblings and fosters the ropes. The latest of these is a little guy named BANDIT.

LILY ANN #182054, found in her Mom’s yard. After a vet said she wouldn’t live through the night, she spent a month living in her Dad’s shirt pocket and being fed every hour. The vet was wrong!

SIMBA & TIGRESS #218314, the only two survivors from a feral mother

ANGEL KIKI #165201, hand raised with his two siblings after their fur mom died the day after they were born.

WHITEY #211606, also hand raised with three siblings when their fur mom died after giving birth

SIMBA #3027, found with his littermates in a dumpster when they were a week old.

CARMAN #188523, found abandoned in an alley at three weeks old, mewing for her Mom. Instead she found a human Mom.

Our most recent additions are the five kittens that SHELBY #219701’s Grandpa found in a box at the dump! He couldn’t leave the little 3 week old furrballs, so cruelly abandoned, so he brought them home and Shelby’s Grandma started bottle feeding them. She did a good job, because the kittens are now healthy little bundles of energy looking for forever homes. Well, except for one the little cutie now known as MIDNIGHT BOO BOO #233023!
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Q. Lola says that not only does she know the setting of yesterday’ s story, she once posted a video of it here on CC. Go to “Cat Videos” along the left hand side of the page, then do a search for “Jardin Botanico”. She also says that there has been a spay & neuter program going on there these past years, and now almost all of the cats there have been spayed or neutered so there will hopefully be no more homeless kittens born there.
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>>Adoptiversary greetings to MYSTIC MAY #139688
>>Crossing Day remembrance: MISTY #62617
>>Congratulations to WINSLOW #132020 , todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for SNOWY #189930 ~~
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05/23/2012 03:25.09 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 22
If our retired Queen Lola does not know this next kitty, she probably knows the setting for the story, which comes one again from the Animal Rescue Site. It starts with a human couple out walking in the Botanical Gardens of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was fairly common to see abandoned cats doing their best to live in this park, and one day the couple’s attention was caught by a young female, alone near a cardboard box. For three days they watched her avoid trouble with other cats, and approach passing humans for food and attention. It was apparent that this fairly young kitty had very recently had kittens, but the couple could not find any of them. After much soul searching, the couple gathered her up and took her home, giving her the name KITTIN.

On the other side of this park, around the same time, they found a young kitten without a mother, who they also took home in hopes that Kittin and the baby would be able to help one another out. Within 10 minutes of being together in the safety of the couple’s apartment, Kittin and the new arrival, who they named JUANITA, had adopted one another as mother and daughter.

Their humans report that the pair have been inseparable ever since. When the family travels, they go along, and Kittin even has her own Facebook page!

From abandoned pet to Queen of the House, let’s hear it today for Kittin and her family!

The Animal Rescue site has a lot of amazing rescue stories. In fact, they are offering an E-book of their best 100 rescue stories for a very reasonable price, which goes to help shelter animals. Check it out, and while you’re there, click the purple paw button to help feed shelter animals. And if you don’t already have a favourite, consider dropping a vote for K. Easy’s shelter, the Animal Care Centre of St. John, US Virgin Islands in the Shelter Challenge, too.
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>>Congratulations to CHARLIE & THE ENCLOSURE CATS #227153, todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for WINSLOW #132020 ~~
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/22/2012 04:17.03 PM Report This Comment
PLS VOTE WINSLOW #132020 COTD TUES 5/22
Most of you already know how proud I am to be an orange cat, and so is the particular orange cat I am asking you to vote for tomorrow so he can be our 5/23 COTD! Winslow #132020 is a handsome senior kitty whose nickname is “Big Orange”—you can’t get much more orange than that! After being rescued by his Mom from under a shed, he has been living the good life with his two sisters Sienna and Alexi. He loves, loves, loves wet food and his favorite hobby is sleeping—my kind of guy! Please stop by and leave a vote for my orange friend Winslow on Tuesday 5/22. Thank You Hugs and Purrs, Haylee & the Green Mountain Gang

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, Angel Haylee--We love you!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

05/21/2012 07:40.13 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 20
Mallow & Evie found today’s story hiding among the many hundreds of rescue stories on the Animal Rescue Site. We’d like to introduce you to a kitty named COUGAR.

One day a rescue human was doing her volunteer shift on at an Adoption fair and had to bring the two little kittens she was bottle feeding with her. Every time the little babies would let out a peep one of the kitties up for adoption, Cougar, would get agitated and try to get to them. So the volunteer figured, why not see what happens? Well, Cougar got right into the carrier with the kittens and began washing and fussing over them. When one adventurous little fuzzball ventured out the open carrier door, Cougar pulled it back inside. She also tended expertly to the cleaning and toilet duties that are so challenging for humans who are taking care of orphan babies. By the end of the Adoption fair, the volunteer had gotten permission to bring Cougar home with her to help with the kittens. A week later, Cougar even started producing milk and the bottles were no longer necessary!

Pretty cool, right? Well, it gets even better. You see, Cougar had initially come into the shelter from a dog pound, pregnant and with a birth defect that gave her only one eye with limited vision in it. After her rescue it became necessary to remove her damaged eye AND the functioning one as well. So this loving surrogate mother kitty, Cougar, who stepped in to raise the two orphan kittens, had no eyes at all!

After the kittens were successfully reared and weaned, they AND their caretaker Cougar went to new forever homes.

The Animal Rescue site has a lot of amazing rescue stories! Go by and check it out, and while you’re there, click the purple paw button to help feed shelter animals. And if you’re not already voting for your own special shelter, consider leaving a vote for K. Easy’s shelter, the Animal Care Centre of St. John, US Virgin Islands, in the Shelter Challenge.
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to MERRYBELLE #6569, ABIGAIL SHYLA FLUFFALUMP #147614
>>Crossing Day remembrance: BABY KNIGHT #13286
>>Congratulations to ANGEL TUFFY #54796, todays COTD!
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The Angel patrols have been doing a great job! PENNY LANE, TOMCAT, and at least one of PRINCESS LEAH’S kittens are all safe and sound. Special prayer requests still out for:
DOODLEBUG #189639 who has been missing over a week now and her Mom is worried sick
HARRY #159809’s foster kitty JESSICA who is very sick
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/20/2012 01:12.17 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 19
Today I want to tell you about some more of our CC friends who were hand raised by their human pawrents after being separated too early from their fur moms:

RHUBY #142476 and MR. LUCKY #141955 were abandoned by their mother at 3 weeks old, in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd. Rhuby was severely frostbitten on her tail and toes, and Mr. Lucky was dangerously cold as well. Both even stopped breathing briefly, but with the care of their loving human parents they grew strong and healthy. Mr. Lucky crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2008 at the age of 10, and he is greatly missed by his fur sister and his human Mom.

FUZZY #148344 and WUZZY #148613 were part of a litter of 8 born to a feral cat who had been trapped by a helpful human. One kitten died, and these two were the smallest, having fallen behind on their growth. The human’s neighbour took Fuzzy and Wuzzy home, where they were bottle fed and all the other duties of a mother cat were tended to by their new human Mom. Their fur Mom was taken for her big girl surgery and then released on a farm.

ANGEL PEPPER #190344 was born to a barn cat and orphaned at 10 days old. He was found and bottle raised by a loving human Mom. He survived a broken leg while still a kitten, a diagnosis of Lymphoma at 8 years old, finally joining his fur mom at the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 19 ½ years.

MALACHI #194826 had a rough start in life. By the time a motorist stopped to check out the box on the side of the road, the mother and kittens inside it were dead. All, that is, except for one small black one that sat and looked at him quietly. He scooped up the furry handful and presented him to friends who he knew would be able to help. Malachi has been with his forever family now for almost 10 years.
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to ANGEL MISTY #158840
>>Adoptiversary greetings to MAGIL #26605, LIL #26606
>>Crossing Day remembrance: CHUMLEY #192486
>>Congratulations to ANGEL CHARLIE #228603, todays COTD!
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I just noticed in your bio about your poor fur when you first came to your forever home. It is so lovely now! We all get brushed most days, too. We don't get many knots, but when we do, we sure hate them! -- Mike

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/19/2012 03:54.08 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 18
Today’s story of surrogate motherhood comes from a book called “Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat”. Meet FIDDLE, who was very good at catching mice and rats on the farm where her humans raised sheep.

It was time for the lambs to be born and the farm lady was working round the clock to help the new mothers and make sure the lambs were delivered safely. One little black lamb was born early and the mother was not inclined to take care of it, so the farm lady carried it through the March snow into the house, where she kept a stock of colostrum for such emergencies.

While she was tending to the tiny two pound creature, she realized that Fiddle had followed her silently into the house and was stretched up staring intently at the small creature on her human’s lap. She brushed Fiddle off, telling her that this creature was NOT a mouse!

A bed was made for the lamb in the spare room, the door closed to prevent Fiddle from getting in as the expert mouser continued to be just TOO interested in the new arrival. One night the farm lady, tired from the round the clock feedings and caring for the ewes in the barn as well, forgot to close the door after settling the lamb back down. Coming in for the next feeding, she was horrified to see Fiddle in the box, her head moving sharply up and down. Fearing the worst, she approached.

To her amazement, Fiddle was purring, her paws wrapped around the lamb who she was busily engaged in the business of bathing! When the bath was finished, the lamb got her bottle and was tucked back in with Fiddle curled around her, purring. The door was left open from then on and the lamb, who survived, was given the name Viola.
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to SASHA #56701, WALLY #59966
>>Congratulations to SPARKY #3436, todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for ANGEL CHARLIE #228603 ~~
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Special prayer requests:
JAZPYR KNIGHT #10428 reports that TomCat (not their TC) is missing after escaping from the vet after his vaccines yesterday.
BUTTERSCOTCH #161037 of the PA Pawsee crossed the bridge yesterday.
HARRY #159809 & family have a foster kitty named JESSICA that is very sick. Bloodwork results showed either an infection or possible cancer.
DOODLEBUG #189639 is still missing & the family heard the distressing news that a fox had been seen in the area
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/18/2012 02:14.15 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 14
Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather wand yesterday when I found most of my Mother’s Day blog already written and posted. Sometimes my sisters really surprise me!

Some of you have probably seen stories about human mothers who manage to do amazing things like lift up one end of a car when their children are in danger. Well, we felines will not be outdone! This is the “Dragnet” version of an incident that was captured on closed circuit video on the grounds of a security company in Durban, South Africa in September 2011, as described by an SPCA investigator:

“Footage shows a car pulling up and three adult males and one minor male making their way to the (trunk), while looking around furtively. A box is pulled out. Two adult males cross the road and put the box down near bushes off a dirt pathway and place a large, heavy rock on top of box. The car leaves the scene.

“Camera zooms back to the box, movement seen. Shortly after, a cat pushes its head out from underneath rock and forces its way out of box. The cat stays close to the box, surveying its surroundings. The cat moves across into the bushes to survey and within seconds is back, delving into the box. The rock falls into the box. The cat emerges holding a tiny kitten in her mouth and scuttles off into the bushes.”

The box was only 22 cm (about 9 inches) square, and stills from the video show that the heavy flat rock almost completely covered the top. The mama cat and two day old kitten, soon known throughout South Africa as Ava and Basil, were taken to the nearby SPCA. The license plate of the car is visible in the video and charges were soon laid against the humans involved, who investigators noted could very easily have taken Ava and Basil to that very same shelter instead of leaving them to die in such a cruel way.

A picture of Ava and Basil is on my page, they're a little shy so if you can't see them yet, just enlarge the picture of Mocha and click "previous". Their story is also on Angel Smokey’s page #163461.
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to JAWS #26353
>>Adoptiversary greetings to RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921, SUEZEE KNIGHT #11528, SISSEE KNIGHT #11531, CASHMERE #61835
>>Congratulations to BIG BLACK & FRIENDS #101503, todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for MIKA #194339 ~~
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Special prayer requests:
DOODLEBUG #189639 has been missing for almost a week, and her Mom is very, very worried
CINDY #161372’s newest kitty Penny Lane is also missing, but has been spotted in the neighbourhood.
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/14/2012 02:04.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi Taffie & family
King Indie took us all to YOUR home town today. Sure sounds like you live in a pretty place! -- Mike & family

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/13/2012 12:32.05 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mother" - May 13
Shhhh! Don’t wake Michael! Mallow & Evie here, sneaking in to beat Mike to the ‘puter this Mothers’ Day morning so we can tell you about a mother close to our “big” brother’s own heart: his very own fur Mom! We even posted a picture of her on his page, sneaky us!

Mike’s fur mom’s name was MOCHA, and besides Mike, her first litter consisted of 2 sisters and a brother, Dipstick, who Mocha’s humans kept. Eventually, both boys in their separate homes came to hit that “awkward age” and started becoming extremely rude. Mike had his big boy surgery and eventually settled down (thank goodness, adds Mallow!)

Our humans started to hear reports about Dipstick being rude as well, fighting with his mother, and peeing all over the house. Plus there were now 7 new kittens! His humans were at their wits’ end. A few times, our Mom & Dad recommended big boy (and girl!) surgery to help promote harmony in the family.

Then one day Mike’s original humans mentioned to our Dad that they no longer had any cats. After finding homes for as many kittens as they could, they had taken Mocha, Dipstick and the remaining kittens to the shelter. That makes us feel sad, and wherever Mocha ended up, we are thinking of her this Mothers’ Day and wish her well.

Now quick, shut the ‘puter off & put everything back the way it was, Evie (tee hee). Won’t Mikey be surprised?
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to ELVIS #17734, BARNEY #202214, PEBBLES #200927
>>Crossing Day remembrance: CASHA #91523
>>Congratulations to AMMIE #208214, todays COTD!
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MEOW-VELOUS MOTHERS SPECIAL EDITION
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Simba & the BHG family told a story that I just HAD to save for today. It’s about BIG BLACK & FRIENDS #101503, also called the Cottage Kitties. They belonged to Simba’s Grandma and lived with her in the mother-in-law cottage until she crossed the Rainbow Bridge early in 2009. Before she passed, her daughter promised her that she would always care for her 5 precious fur babies as though they were her own. And so these five kitties still live in the mother-in-law cottage, with a nice heater in the winter and air conditioner in the summer. The cottage has a fully enclosed back porch so the kitties can get fresh air and sunshine. They have special Diet food, the best vet care, and get lots of love from Mom and Dad.

Even though Granny has been gone for more than three years, Simba’s Mom is still taking care of Granny's kitties just as she promised she would do. She says it is her way of honoring her Mother, not just on Mother's Day, but every day.
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~~ Shout out! Vote COTD for BIG BLACK & FRIENDS #101503 ~~
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/13/2012 12:30.58 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 11
Mother cats in need are good at finding their way to the right door! Here are a couple whose instincts served them well:

One day a stray appeared on a certain doorstep skinny, hungry, and tired. After one box of cat food, the kitty decided had found a home and was given the name “LARRY (#58261)”. Within weeks she produced three kittens, DUCKIE #51627, RAMBO #89800, and KAY #60171, but the name stuck! Angel Rambo was adopted out and lived16 years. Angels Larry, Duckie and Kay spent their whole lives together, and long lives they were, too. Well into their late teens, these three passed within a few short months of one another, and are now reunited with Angel Rambo at the Rainbow Bridge.

TINA #165764 was badly wounded when she managed to drag herself up to a doorstep where she was taken in and nursed back to health. Two months later, just like Angel Larry, she repaid her new human parents with a litter of kittens. All of them went to new homes except MAGELLAN #165296, who has been with his two mothers, fur and human, for over 10 years now.

Some kitties have homes, but are no longer welcome in them when kittens appear. This is what happened to KALI #72152. A motorist saw a box being thrown out of a moving car, and when she investigated she found a mama cat (Kali) and 6 kittens inside! She loaded the box into her car and took the kitties to a friend’s house, where they were raised until all the kittens were old enough to go to forever homes. Kali was taken for her big girl surgery and now has a forever home of her own, too.
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>>Crossing Day remembrance: QUEEN MU #9976
>>Congratulations to SAMMI SUE #79671, todays COTD!
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~~ Vote COTD for ANGEL PEANUT #193834 ~~
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Purrs needed for:
CASEY #60584's Grandma has crossed the Bridge, and Casey's Mom has to deal with all the hard things that come at a time like this. As an only child, it all falls on her and she needs the support of the CC community. She requests anyone visiting Casey's page NOT leave a vote so as not to interfere with Angel Peanut's campaign.
DUSTY #230326's health has taken a turn for the worse, he is seeing the Vet today.
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Come visit me, Family Scrapbook~Vote Carman #188523 daily in Oct!, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, K Mike ♥ Q Lady Dolly ~ Happy Fall!, Mojo Blackbear ~ BOO!!, A. Mallow ♥ O.J. ~ Mallowe'en's comin'!, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥ & Evie ♥ Angel Shai.

05/11/2012 02:38.56 PM Report This Comment
**Smiles Count**
Thank you for congratulating me on my ACOTD badge. Seeing this was won around Mother's Day, it certainly put a smile on my Mom's face. She's been very sad since my passing so smiles count!

**With Heavenly ((Hugs))
Angel Dusty and the FF5

Come visit me, -:¦:- K. Fuzzworthy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Ginger -:¦:-, FF5 Avatars, -:¦:- Tuffy -:¦:-, -:¦:- Dusty -:¦:- & -:¦:- Lady Laci -:¦:-.

05/10/2012 06:47.26 PM Report This Comment
Hi Taffie & Furamily!
We really appreciate you stopping by for our Cat of the Day celebration on Tuesday. You made our purr-fect day even more purr-fect. We are so fortunate to know special kitties like you.
Your Pals,
Shadow, Prissy & Chloe

Come visit me, Hannah.

05/10/2012 09:52.20 AM Report This Comment
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