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MONGREL O'ROURKE

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Hi! My name is MONGREL O'ROURKE

I am a Scottish Fold from sarasota, FL

Nicknames: Mongie, Loonieboy, the blond boy, boxer

Age: 12 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: He trusts me & thats quite an achievement from a cat that was a stray.*****Mong- ie made COTD on: 6-2-08 ! We are very proud of HIM!!!!

My favorite tricks and treats are: Chases pigeons off our lawn, although he's not allowed out on the lawn anymore, our street has gotten too busy. and Pounce, tuna packed in water, greenies, Iams wet food, some people food.

Where I hang out: Front porch, garage, the couch, window sills, our bed, the guest room bed and any place he wants!

My favorite grubs: Iams Dry & freshly cooked chicken.

My pet peeves: Mongie does'nt like closed doors or when his dinner is late.

What I love about my owners: He pets me where I am at, no mushy stuff.(he gives me the mushy stuff too !)

My cat hobbies: Snooze,watch & chase lizards and scare pigeons & birds. Hang out with Dad in garage.

Pet motto: Ain't too proud to beg, but don't need too, my family loves me too much!

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There is more to it than this.We think he was abandoned by some family, he wandered around. I saw him, but he always ran from me or anyone else. I saw neighborhood kids throw rocks at him & told them to stop, which they did, but it didnt matter when I tried to grab him he ran & this went on for over a year. He was in many fights with other toms & he was beaten up badly by them for lack of skill I suppose. I kept leaving food by my garage & front door. He did eat if I didnt approach him. Another few months passed while I tried to catch him in a feral cage. He was very thin. The cage never worked, he would not go in to eat. I just kept watching out for him & feeding him until he came in to the garage & my husband closed the big garage door & in his frenzy to get out bumped into some big pieces of furniture we had out there . He was scared & cried & scratched to get out. This went on for almost a month in the garage. We continued to feed him in there & made him a bed in there. We didnt open the big garage door for about 3 months. I would sit out there letting him know I was ok & not going to hurt him. I put some soothing music on.he had so many scars & fur missing. He had bites, it was so sad. One day he was near the door that goes to the inside of our home . He smelled the food I was cooking & ventured in, only to be scared out of his wits when the door closed behind him. he howled so loud & ran into the laundry room by the garage inside door & there he stayed for months till he was comfortable enough to join us. After he was we took him to the Vet & he said this poor fellow had been abused & showed me even more scars. He has problems hearing out of one of his ears & a bruised rib from being punched (Vets speculation ) still limps from a bad sprain on his front paw. He had all the tests done & was put on antibiotics, was dehydrated. He finally got a clean bill of health, no Fel aids or luekimia. We were so happy.We love him so much! He walked into my garage, and now he owns it, as well as the rest of the house. We don't own him, he owns "US"!!

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The cat world is at King STEVE's command
All hail King STEVE !!! No better way to end the year than with STEVE as our King. December, the start of his reign.
Visit King Steve @ 206575

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My land and my home
No more will I wander
No more will I roam.

For here we are safe
From dangers and harms
We've food in abundance
And beautiful palms

King STEVE and Queen
Take care of our needs
And so three meows
For all their good deeds
MEOW, MEOW, MEOW!

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

12/01/2012 08:43.42 PM Report This Comment
Vote Smoke's Angels * #226582 * 5/25/12 *
From Duckies’ Desk: Have you met Smoke’s Angels, # 226582? Smoke’s Angels is a page dedicated to the loving memory of a group of Kitties that have touched the lives of a loving and caring family for many, many years. All Of these kitties are angels now and all but one of them found this loving family. Although this touching story did not start with Smoke he knew all the kitty's that will eventually be on this page. He reigned supreme in the family’s house for 18 years. Most of these Angels have crossed the bridge In the last 10 years and it has been very difficult to say goodbye to so many babies in such a short time. All now reside in the family’s Kitty Cemetery. Although this page is dedicated to the memory of several Angels it is named in memory of Smoke. Smoke came to his forever family in 1989, missing an eye and had a terrible ripped leg, they think a large bird had gotten hold of him but somehow he got away. Smoke bonded with his family instantly and found a deep love that would span 18 years. Smoke’s family miss him dearly and Smoke still loves his special family very much. This Angel would love to send his family a special gift on Saturday, May 26th, a gift of his Cat of the Day Badge. On Friday, May 25th, please go to page #226582 and vote for this very deserving Angel so he can earn his Cat of the Day Badge and send his loving family this special gift!
Come visit me, Angel Larry 4/19/08 "Thank You", MHL-HOF, Andy & Milo, Angel Ayashe "The Littlest Angel", Angel Kay 6/4/08, Rodent Rippers - MHL Club, Angel Rambo 7/14/06 & Angel Duckie 1/29/08.

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

05/24/2012 05:43.26 PM Report This Comment
A Royal Thank You Part 2!
Finally I'd like to take this moment to just thank each and everyone of you for making the past 2 months the best of my life. Your kindness to me has been overwhelming. No king or queen could ever be worthy of such an outpouring of friendship and support as you've given me. I am truly blessed. I will remember these days always. Remember, our coronation ceremony for King Indie will take place on the CMR page at 8pm EST.Hope you can all make it to welcome our new King! Humble purrs for now...King Sammy

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/30/2012 04:42.03 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Thank You!
Our coronation ceremony for King Indie will be at 8pm EST this evening. We've readied the castle for his arrival!What a great month it's going to be! I'd like to thank everyone for coming to our Farewell Ball last night. I don't know when I ever saw so many good looking kitties! The ladies looked just pawsome in their ball gowns and the toms were looking super dapper in their tuxedos. The band sounded great and DJ Misty worked her magic keeping all kitties up and on the dance floor. I'd like to thank both Duchess & Dayzee for allowing me a pawsome dance with each of them. I hope I didn't step on their paws too much,MOL. The fireworks display was just breathtaking lighting up the night sky in a rainbow of colors. Our castle chefs out did themselves once again as well. I would be remiss if I didn't give a big attacat to the following: Elmer,Pouncer,Evie,& Sammy for their outstanding 5 star cuisine for all of our events. They are all truly executive chefs extraordinaire! Our Royal decorators,Lily,Spongie,Quincy. for making our events so very memorable with their amazing flare for decorating! Our Royal Kitten Daycare sitters,Josie Mae,Duchess& Dayzee,Lia,Maia,Mama,& A. Loki! Without their help the little ones never would have had such a pawsome time this month. A big Attacat to our Royal mouser,Thundie! Because of his efforts our castle grounds continue to remain rodent free. A huge thank you to Angel Scooter, for always insuring our safety at all our events. Queen Arty & I always felt safe and secure knowing he and his Royal Guards were on the job! Another thank you to Gracie & my buddy K.Max for all your support and for your expert judging in our Dance contest! PS..the moonpies were always a pawsome treat,YUM. Getting to our events was made simple with K. Pete and his crew of expert royal pilots. They made sure everyone always arrived in comfort and style.A big thank you to Sassy for her legal expertise during our court cases. A special part of this month's activities required the services of the CC Angel Chorus.Under the direction of choral director GinGin, they lent their pawsome voices to comfort us in times of sadness. We shared our grief as so many of our dear friends crossed the Rainbow Bridge this month. The night skies are now even brighter with the addition of our new CC angels. A special note of thanks to Boo Kitty& Mom Jane,Felicity & Mom Sandy, Gracie & Mom Debi, and Max,Pouncer & Mom Annmarie for all their special support!tTo the beautiful Queen of My Hearts♥Arty,for filling my days with joy!

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/30/2012 04:11.49 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
Wow, what a pawsome day at the Fair! It seems everyone was able to come by and enjoy themselves. Our Bungee Jump ride was very popular,Sams,Mimi,Max,Gracie,Elmer & Pouncer really got the hang of Bungee jumping,MOL! Lily,Maia,Lia & JoJo watched and cheered as the toms showed off their jumping expertise! The Wild Mouse Coaster seemed to be another favorite ride, Queen of my heart♥,Arty and I really enjoyed the huge Ferris Wheel. Sitting at the top of the wheel,we had a birds eye view of our kingdom that was just spectacular! A big thank you to all the food vendors,I think I gained a pound or two just pawing down the midway,MOL. Elmer made short work of the moonpie eating contest! Congrats on your win Elmer, I'll have your medal ready for you later today. The motorcycle dare devils left us all breathless as they showed off all their death defying stunts. Our CC 500 race proved to be a real claw biter too. Mallow drove her her royal blue Bobcat GTO #66,Mittens in her Chevy Impala with the Dupont paint scheme of yellow and red flames was the#24 car,Mimi & Baby drove their #10 red Camaro,Misty in her #8 Ferrari,were just some of the talented drivers who came to Win! Pete & the girls,Bennie & the Jets,Charlie & the enclosure cats,Thunderfoot and gang all showed up to take their place on the starting line. Queen of my heart&hearts Arty and I drove our Aston Martin as the pace car. What a rush that was! When the last lap was driven, it was Mittens who took the checkered flag,followed by Mallow,Mimi,and our own Royal DJ Misty! The girls certainly showed us guys who was boss on the track! We'll have an award ceremony later today at the track so come on down and cheer our talented winners as they get their trophies! The night's festivities concluded at the Catnip Beer garden where all the kitties danced the night away to the tunes of Sam's & Sebastians band. Those guys can sure keep your paws moving on the dance floor.Boo and Winslow,and Gracie & Max seemed tireless as they danced under the stars.
Tonight Queen Arty and I will host our farewell ball. All kitties are invited to the castle for our final evening of fun. We want to thank everyone for making this month so special for us. So get your best ball gown, and tuxedos ready for this evening. A royal buffet will be served along with dancing and a spectacular fireworks display is planned. We hope to see you all there! Royal purrs for now..King Sammy

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/29/2012 04:57.15 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
What a sad time it's been here. We've watched too many friends cross the Rainbow Bridge and have gathered in prayer and tribute to CC's newest angels. I thought perhaps we could all use a fun event to try and bring back a smile or too. It's hard to believe this is the final weekend of my reign. This month has flown by so quickly that I had to recheck the Royal calendar,MOL. Queen of My Heart♥,Arty and I have been already packing and making the castle ready for our new King of May to arrive. With that said, the weekend is here and it's time for my final royal event. Last weekend,our Catsino night was so popular that we were able to raise enough catbucks to completely renovate the Royal Fair Grounds & Race Track.With that in mind it's my great pleasure to invite you all to the Royal Fair grounds for some day long fun. Besides all the rides,games,and yummy foods,we'll be having lots of shows too. We have rides for the kittens,including Merry-Go-Round,Bubble Bounce, & Kitty Roller Coaster.For the adults, there's also Go-Karts,Paddle Boats,Bungee Jump,and a super fast Wild Mouse Coaster along with a huge Ferris Wheel giving all it's riders a spectacular view of the kingdom! Food stands will offer cotton candy,catnip funnel cakes,micecream,mouseburgers,curley fries,pizza,fish tacos,and of course a moonpie eating contest! We'll be having a Cage of Terror cycle show with talented motorcycle riders doing their death defying tricks. At the Royal Race Track, we'll have a stunt car show,followed by the CC 500 car race later in the afternoon. Any drivers looking to sign up for the race,please do so on my page #93915,leave your name and car number,color and make.If you need a car for the race,come to the Royal garage. There's a huge array of foreign and domestic sports cars,and even lots of 60's muscle cars too. Of course the winner will take home a pawsome trophy and the title of CC 500 champ! The race is open to all CC members.After the race join us for a night of dancing in the catnip beer graden. We'll dance to the tunes of DJ Misty along with live band music by Sam's & Sebastians group! So make tracks to the Royal Fair Grounds for a day of fun and thrills. Queen of my heart♥,Arty & I look forward to seeing ya there! Royal purrs for now...King Sammy

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/28/2012 04:25.50 AM Report This Comment
Part 3!
Our story concludes...
It was morning when we finally arrived at the office. Dollface was already there. Mitch and I strolled in."Mitch,your nose,it's all swollen,what happened?' Dollafce asked. She got up from her desk and got an ice pack. I was pouring a catnip bourbon for myself."Waddaya say kid?' I asked Mitch"You bet Sam" Mitch meowed.I poured Mitch a bourbon too. "So neither of you have answered me,What happened?" Dollface demanded."We went fishing!" I told her with a smile. "I'll bet this is going to be some fish tale!" Dollface joked."Here Sam,this was under the door when I arrived." she handed me an envelope from Tabbyville Indemnity opened up the letter."Mister Spade in appreciation of your successful efforts in recovering the stolen gems,please accept this bonus as a token of Tabbyville Indemnities appreciation."respectfully, Myron Stiles,VP,Supervisor of Adjustments. I handed the check to Dollface,she showed it to Mitch. "Wow,that'll pay the rent till the end of the year" Mitch smiled."Hmm,anyone else hungry? I asked. "I've got some tuna out in the fridge,I can make you boys some sandwiches" Dollface offered. Mitch and I looked at each other and started to laugh. I poured us another catnip bourbon instead.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/27/2012 07:11.35 AM Report This Comment
Part 2!
Our story continues...
"Still the tough cat huh Frankie? Well, I'm not in the mood for doing you any favors. Let's see....now you tell me if I get anything wrong ok Frankie? Stumpy here was recruited by you and Jack to steal the Blue Kitty diamond and the rest of the gems. Your left the back door open to your shop after you broke the lock to make it look like it was broken into. Stupid here,had an easy go of it with Jack leaving the alarm off and the safe combo un spun. You had your stooge replace some of the gems with glass so the insurance company wouldn't think the thieves got away with everything,might arouse suspicion on Jack. After Stumpy here got the goods,he gave them to you. You had Jack go in his shop and trip the alarm so the cops would come.You hid the gems and you and Jack made a hasty retreat before the cops got here. How Am I doing?" I asked"Geeze Sam,that's what happened",Stumpy said. "Shut up you idiot" Frankie said. "Hmm,ok where was I? Oh yeah,you and Jack left before the cops came and Stumpy here high tailed it over to Bennie's. I bet Bennie had no clue,right Stumpy?" I asked."We were gonna tell Bennie,even thought about having him fence the Blue Kitty,but Frankie said no" Stumpy said."No Frankie thought he'd fence the Blue Kitty himself. Ain't that right Frankie? Now,as to where the gems are,I'd say they're right here in the fish market! "Here Sam?" Mitch asked."You bet kid. What better place to hide the goods then right under the cops noses .Earlier today when I stopped in,the basket of fake rubber fish,usually in the window was over there on the floor. Tonight,it's moved! Hey Mitch go check the ice box in the back room for it would ya?" I asked. Frankie gave me stare,it told me I was on the right track. "It was in the ice box Sam,just like you said" Mitch announced carrying the basket of rubber fish."Time to go fishing Mitch!" I said. Mitch began ripping open the rubber tunas,lobsters,and trout. The gems including the Blue Kitty came falling out from every where."Mitch call Chief Daily would ya. Tell him to get over here and to pick up old man Jack on the way" I asked. "Sure Sam" Mitch made his way over to the phone. I turned my back to talk to Mitch,and I could see the look of surprise on Mitch's face. I turned and found Frankie coming at me with a knife! Before he could stab me,he slipped on a diamond that had fallen on the floor .Mitch came running over,he picked Frankie up by the scruff of the neck and sucker punched him. Frankie went down with a thud."I owed him that Sam!" Mitch said rubbing his bloody nose."Serves me right,I should have known a fish monger would have always have a knife handy." I said shaking my head. Thanks kid!" I said to Mitch."For what Sam? Mitch asked."For dropping that ice on the floor!" I smiled. Chief Daily arrived with some of Tabbyville's finest Jack was already in one of the cop cars. Mitch and I filled him in and made tracks for home.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/27/2012 06:56.49 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning
"Slippery Ice"
A Sam K. Spade story
Epilog

I made my move! "I wouldn't do that if I were you Stumpy!" I said as I made my way from the shadow of the back room. I saw a look of relief on Mitch's face. "Sam,I just knew you were involved with this palooka" Stumpy said. "That palooka is my partner,now it's time for you to drop the gun and kick it over here. I don't want to shoot you,but don't be stupid enough to think I won't!" I said. "Don't listen to him Stumpy,he's bluffing!" Frankie yelled."Feeling lucky Stumpy,then try me!" I said."Go on Stumpy,he's bluffing I tell ya" Frankie shouted."Let's see!" I said and fired a shot just grazing Frankie's tail. Seems I convinced Stumpy."Here Sam, don't shoot. It wasn't my idea. Frankie and Jack asked me to steal the Blue Kitty and the other gems.I'm not gonna be a hero here,it aint worth it." Stumpy stammered."Shut up you stooge! You're in it up to your neck just like Jack & me" Frankie hollered."Untie him!" I ordered Stumpy as I picked up his gun and put it in my pocket. Stumpy went over and untied Mitch. He had a bloody nose but other wise seemed ok. He rubbed his paws as he was untied."Nice of you to show Sam!" Mitch said."C'mon kid,did ya think I'd let you go for a swim by the docks? That water will kill ya!" I said sarcastically. "I was beginning to wonder!" Mitch said trying to smile. "Better tie the two of them up" I told Mitch."I'll get you for this Spade,if it's the last thing I do" Frankie threatened."Better stand your place in line Frankie, there's a lot of cats before you who said the same thing you slimey bum! Now, for the big question,where's the rocks?" I asked. " I don't know Sam,honest" Stumpy confessed."Oh I believe you Stumpy,you're too stupid for Frankie to let you in on it.C'mon Frankie,my trigger paw is getting itchy!" I said."I'm not telling ya nothing. Go on and shoot you two bit gumshoe,you'll be doing me favor!" Frankie said.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/27/2012 06:33.03 AM Report This Comment
Surprise ACOTD for ANGEL JAKE #142474 ~
From Duckie’s Desk: ANGEL JAKE #142474 is a very quiet angel on CC these days but is remembered as the sweetest cat in the world by his loving family. He was the icing on the cake of life for them when they saw his handsome face in the pet store, and they happily added him to their multi-cat household without a second thought. JAKE #142474 became ill near the end of 2009 and received his first COTD badge on 12/26/09, thanks to the outpouring of love for him as he celebrated his birthday the day before. He was scheduled for surgery the following day to find out why he was so sick, so while the family waited and hoped, all of CC prayed for him and his family. Apparently the angels needed a special boy like SWEET JAKE #142474 to join their ranks though because the diagnoses came back as terminal lymphatic cancer. His family and friends were devastated by the news and knowing they couldn’t let him suffer any longer, the family made the very difficult decision to help him cross the Rainbow Bridge on 12/29/09. ANGEL JAKE #142474 is now spreading his benevolence down on all of us and we’d like to honor him Saturday by helping him get an ACOTD badge to adorn his cloud so he knows he’s not forgotten just because he became an angel. Please stop by to visit ANGEL JAKE #142474 on Friday April 27th, and while you’re there please pounce on his vote button so that we can watch him skipping across the stars in heavenly joy Saturday night with a new golden badge proudly sparkling as brightly as his halo.
Come visit me, Angel Larry 4/19/08 "Thank You", MHL-HOF, Andy & Milo, Angel Ayashe "The Littlest Angel", Angel Kay 6/4/08, Rodent Rippers - MHL Club, Angel Rambo 7/14/06 & Angel Duckie

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

04/26/2012 04:41.36 PM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"Slippery Ice"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 4

The door swung open and the lights went on. Mitch being so big wasn't as well hidden as he thought. Stumpy came in and immediately saw Mitch's tail. I gotta teach that boy a thing or two still. "C'mon..let's go!" Stumpy motioned with his gun. I was still carefully hidden. Mitch went pawing out with Stumpy holding the gun to his back. I had my piece with me,so I still held the upper paw. I knew Mitch wouldn't talk,no matter what! Mitch was led out to the front of the store."Hey big guy,who ya working with?" Frankie asked. Mitch didn't answer. "Put him over there on the chair and tie him up",Frankie told Stumpy. Stumpy pushed Mitch with all his might towards the chair. With the gun in his face,he gestured to Mitch to sit down. Thankfully Mitch obeyed. "Tie him up Jack,there's some rope over there!" Frankie demanded. Jack grabbed the rope and began to tie Mitch's paws behind his back. Guess Jack did a good job because I heard Mitch wince. "Ok you big palooka,I'm gonna ask ya one more time before you use up one of your nine lives,what are you doing here and who do you work for?" Frankie ordered. Mitch remained quiet. Frankie was quickly losing patience,he took Stumpy's gun and smacked Mitch with it. It connected pretty hard. I was getting ready to make my appearance and try and help Mitch when I heard him talk. "Ok,ok, I'm a reporter for the Tabbyville Times,I was writing a story about the heist." Mitch tried to convince them. "Just what we need, the press! Looks like the Times is gonna be short one reporter!" Frankie said. "What do you mean, I don't know anything?" Mitch pleaded. "Even if that was true,we gotta bump you off,can't take any chances pal" Frankie said sarcastically. "Stumpy ice him!" Frankie ordered. "Geeze Frankie,you said no one would get hurt. I don't want any part of this!" Jack said nervously. "Grow up Jack,we didn't count on a nosey reporter poking around. What do want to do,let him go? He'll go running to the cops in a flash.I'm not about to go up the river now. We worked too hard on this to have it spoiled by a nosey reporter. "Go on scram,take a powder, you coward. I'll handle things like I have all along!" Frankie yelled at Jack."Stumpy,you gonna just let him order you to kill this cat?" Jack asked."I'm gonna do whatever it takes." Stumpy told him. "Go on,get out,scram, we'll do the dirty work so you won't have any blood on your paws" Frankie yelled. With that Jack headed out the back door."That guy's all wet,what does he think,sometimes ya gotta spill a little blood. If we didn't need him for the insurance check, we could of bumped him off too" Frankie told Stumpy. "Ice him Stumpy,we'll drop the body in the water down by the docks. Better say your prayers Mr Reporter" Frankie said.
To be continued....

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/26/2012 04:23.58 AM Report This Comment
Part 2
Our story continues..

Suddenly we heard voices coming from the front of the store. I motioned to Mitch. I never saw a cat move so fast. Quietly and swiftly moving the crates back to their orignal spots. A sliver of light poured into the room from a crack in the door. Mitch had taken cover behind an icebox,I stood behind the door to try and hear who our visitors were and what they were meowing. It didn't take more then a minute for me to recognize the voices of Frankie and old Jack the owner of the Diamond Paws jewelry store."Where did you stash the goods?" I heard old man Jack ask."They're safe and sound. You worry too much Jack. I told you this was fool proof. You'll collect the insurance and we'll still have the Blue Kitty Diamond and the rest of the gems. We'll hop a plane to South America and no one will ever be the wiser. Just relax Jack,let me do the worrying,we'll be on easy street sipping catnip Margheritas before ya know it!" Frankie said. I suddenly heard a knock on the back door,then a familiar meow. "Did yas know that Sam Spade was poking around today? He was asking Bennie questions about the heist. I'm not gettin a good feeling about this!" Stumpy said in a nervous meow."Spade's a chump,dry up would ya! He came by here too,and I can tell you that PI doesn't have a clue!" Frankie said. "All we have to worry about is how to spend all our catbucks. Not the cops,the insurance company or Mr Spade PI can stop us!" Frankie said reassuring his partners."I for one would feel much better knowing where the Blue Kitty and all the gems are!" Jack said."Jack, you hurt my feelings,sounds like you don't trust me! Haven't you ever heard of Honor Among Thieves? They're safe and sound and close by, for now we just have to wait for them to cool off and for you to collect the insurance check!" Frankie said With that a rat scurried across the back room where Mitch and I were. It ran over some papers that were scattered on the floor making a rustling sound."Hey what's that?" I heard Stumpy say.I heard the familiar click of a gun.With pawsteps coming closer,Mitch crouched down tighter behind the ice box,I scurried behind a wooden crate.
To be continued...

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/25/2012 05:32.04 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning
"Slippery Ice"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 3

It was after midnight when Mitch and I arrived at Sea Treasure fish market. We parked down the street and made our way through a series of alleys. Two trash cans were blocking our way to the back door. Good thing Mitch is a muscle cat! He made fast work moving those cans. The lock on the door was just recently replaced,it was no challenge for me though. I never met a lock I couldn't pick! Mitch put the cans back in front of the door just incase anyone pawed by and might notice they were moved. Once inside,we headed to the back room. There were empty wooden crates everywhere. Mitch went about stacking them for us to reach the ceiling. I was finding out fast that having a junior partner who was a body builder was one of my better moves. We scaled the crates and reached the ceiling tiles. I carefully slid the ceiling tile to the side.A minute later we were moving with our best catlike stealth across the ceiling to the jewelry store. The police had left pawprint dust everywhere,we needed to erase our prints before we left. Mitch lifted another ceiling tile to the side and I was peering at the safe in the back room. I saw a red right on the floor and knew crossing it would bring us unwanted company in the form of cops. We methodically clawed our way down the wall careful not to touch anything. We arrived at the top of the safe,from there it was just a quick hop to the floor. I carefully got to work on opening the safe. After a quick crack of my paws I was ready.With my ear to the safe I carefully turned the dial,almost immediately the first tumbler clicked,then the next,and finally the last! "You've got to teach me that!" Mitch meowed."In time partner." I told him. We opened the safe,trays of jeweled collars and loose gems were secured there.Looking through them I was struck by the fact that they were just glass! Did I mention that Dancer also taught me to spot a fake rock almost across the room? Good old Dancer! Hmm, either the good Mr Stiles wasn't too forthcoming with the amount of the rocks taken, or Jack the owner had some explaining to do. Mitch and I carefully put the trays back in the safe just as they were. We jumped up to the top of the safe,Mitch gave me boost and I was pawing my way back to the fish market.Careful to brush away our paw prints on the way,Mitch and I found ourselves sliding back the ceiling tile and scaling down the wooden crate ladder.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/25/2012 05:06.40 AM Report This Comment
Part 2!
Our story continues..
The shop was closed,but I saw Frankie through the window. I knocked on the window,and Frankie came to the door." Hey Sam,c'mon in",Frankie said. "What a mess this jewel heist is. The cops have had my shop closed for almost a week while they investigated the break in next door. Can you believe it,how am I supposed to make a living?" Frankie said. Something in his tone alerted my PI's intuition. Oh it's nothing you could put your paw on mind you, just a little voice that I sometimes get. I could hear Dancer's words telling me, remember things aren't always as they seem. Smart cookie that Dancer was. "Geeze Frankie, looks like the place is condemned,when can you open again?' I asked. All of his fish cases were moved,even the trademark treasure chest was tossed to the side of the room. "Sam, these cops got no respect for anything. They came in my place and just started ripping through everything. They figured the thieves broke into my place through the back door and went in to the Diamond Paws through the ceiling. Can you believe that? It's gonna take me at least till the end of the week before I can open for business again. This is no way to treat a law biding citizen all right." Frankie told me. "You said it Frankie. Hey I hope you open soon, when Dollface hasn't had her tuna for lunch and she gets grumpy" I joked. "Tell her I'll give her a call as soon as I'm back in business. She's not one of those Dumb Dora's who can't pick out a good piece of tuna to save their lives!" Frankie said."Good luck buddy,let me know if I can give ya hand with anything,ok?" I offered. "Gee Sam thanks,I'll get the crew in,we'll be back in business soon I hope". "Take it easy Frankie" I said as I made my way to the door. I decided Mitch and I would be paying a visit to the Sea Treasure fish market tonight. Something sure smelled fishy and it wasn't the seafood.
To be continued..

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/24/2012 05:08.55 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"Slippery Ice"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 2

I high tailed it over to see Bennie the fence. He didn't have an office in the conventional sense. I pawed my way down the alley that led to a garage door. I rapped on the door,"Who's there?" a voice meowed from inside."Tell Bennie it's Sam!" I said. It was about a minute later the door opened. "Hurry up,come on in." Stumpy ordered. Stumpy was Bennie's well, body guard I guess you'd call him. He got his name because of his bobtail. "Geeze Stumpy,it's easier to get into Fort Knox" I said half joking."Can't be too careful these days Sam,we're sure not looking to get pinched again. Everyone's on guard since the big heist. I figure the cops are gonna pin it on someone.doesn't matter if they did it or not." Stumpy said as he led me to the back of the drafty old garage filled with broken down old jalopys and taxis. We arrived at another door and Stumpy told me to go on in. Bennie and I go way back. He's been a fence forever. He went up the river for a couple of years. He was the fall guy for a big time mob heist. Bennie owed me cause I was the cat who got him sprung."Stumpy,take a powder!" Bennie ordered. "Come in Sam, have a seat. Good to see ya,what can I do for Tabbyville's celebrity PI?" Bennie asked. "Thanks Bennie,but you know me, I'm no high hat" I said laughing. "Hey what do you know about the heist at Diamond Paws?" I asked. "Everyone's kind of clammed up about that Sam. If you ask me, I think it was an inside job. They came in from the fish market next door! Never even tripped the alarm,that would be next to impossible unless you're a ghost or had inside knowledge,know what I mean?" Bennie asked" I was just wondering if any rocks have come up for sale. Not that you would ever be involved in such things" I said sarcastically .Bennie smiled,"Sam if I knew anything you know I'd tell ya. Wish that Blue Kitty diamond would come in my door, I'd finally be able to retire,maybe move into some swanky new office like yours!" Bennie laughed. "If I were you,I'd go over and talk to Frankie Squid at the market,he'll give it to ya straight." Bennie said."Thanks Bennie,I know you'll let me know if anyone wanders in with some pricey new gems,like the Blue Kitty" I said sarcastically."Sure thing Sam. Hey who ya working for anyway,Sam,old man Jack the owner of Diamond Paws?" Bennie asked."C'mon now Bennie, you know that's confidential. Let's just say,if anyone should happen to know anything it might be "Rewarding"." I said."I'll keep that in mind Sam" Bennie shouted as I left.

Frankie Squid has owned the Sea Treasure fish market for years.Of course Squid isn't his real name,just a nickname everyone gave him. Everyone knew the shop because of the big treasure chest in the window with all the fake seafood in it. It was only a few blocks from Bennie's garage,so I pawed my way over. The cops had just taken down their "Do Not Cross" tape at the Sea Treasure.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/24/2012 04:39.33 AM Report This Comment
Part 2!
Our story continues..

"Your recollection is correct Mr Spade. My company holds the insurance policy on those gems including the Blue Kitty Diamond. Before we pay out millions on the loss,we would like to engage your services to investigate the crime" Mr Stiles informed me."I suppose you think the Police haven't done enough investigating?" I asked. "The police have their job to do,and so does my company. We would just prefer a more, shall we say thorough look at things." Stiles said. With that he handed me and envelope containing enough catbucks to retain my services for month! "Here is a retainer for your services Mr Spade. I trust you'll find the amount satisfactory." He said. "Hey I didn't even say I'd take the case. I've been pretty busy lately." I said not wanting to seem over anxious.""Well, then,perhaps I made an error in coming here today" Stiles said as he was reaching for the money envelope."Now,now Mr. Stiles, I didn't say I wouldn't take the case. Let's not be too hasty here." I told him. "Then we have an agreement Mr Spade?" Stiles said extending his paw for me to shake. "Yes, I said,"Dancer & Spade investigations is at your service" I said shaking his paw. Hey I couldn't let this much dough walk out the door even if the guy did give me the heebie jeebies.'We'll expect to hear from you as soon as possible about any progress you may make on the case." Stiles said as made his way to the door."I'll be in touch." I called out. I poured myself another catnip bourbon and pondered my next move. Jewel capers have always been one of least favorite cases. Lots of footwork for little payoff. At least this time Tabbyville Indemnity was making it worth my while.I headed out,my first stop,Bennie the Fence.
To be continued...

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/23/2012 04:30.49 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"Slippery Ice"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 1

Several months have passed since we wrapped up the Blackie Fusk case. He and his new family sent Dancer & Spade Investigations, a tidy sum of catbucks in appreciation of my work. Good thing too,since all the hoopla about that famous case became back page news, it's come in handy. This business is funny that way,one day you're feasting on lobster next day,rodent du jour! I was out late the night before,keeping tabs on a supposed cheating spouse for a paranoid wife. I must have sat in my jalopy for hours following the poor sap.His wife swore he was a skirt chaser,but this guy's no drug store cowboy. The most exciting thing he did was buy a bottle of milk! I hate those cases,but hey ya gotta pay the rent! It was around noon when Dollface decided I should wake up.Sometimes I think I should put a lock on my door! She came bounding in "C'mon Sam, it's noon and the phone bill's due,time to get up" she announced as she threw open the shades in my office."Go away" I mumbled as buried my head in the pillow on my cot. "There's a new client coming here in fifteen minutes so you need to get up and try to look alive!" she informed me. Good old Dollface,always the comedienne! "A paying customer I hope" I said. "With you it doesn't matter" Dollface said laughing. She was referring to my weakness for pretty kitties with problems and tiny wallets. "Sure just because I'm big hearted..." I didn't get to finish my sentence,Dollface interrupted me with hysterical laughter. "Alright,alright..forget it. I'm awake now!" I said as I made way over to my desk for a rise and shine catnip bourbon. Dollface followed it up with a java chaser. 'Here!" she tossed my slicker brush on my desk,"We need you to try and make a very professional impression. The client coming in is an insurance adjuster so we need to put our best paw forward." Dollface informed me."Those cats are always the life of the party" I said sarcastically.
At exactly 12:15 Dollface announced that a Mr Myron Stiles was here to see me. Why do they always have names like Myron I thought? "Send him in" I told Dollface. With that a small unassuming cat walked in,he wore glasses and a the traditional 9 to 5 suit. He took his hat off as he made his way over to my desk. "Mr Spade, my name is Stiles,I work for Tabbyville Indemnity. I was wondering if I might have a word with you." he said in his monotone meow."Certainly, have a seat. What can I do for you?" I asked.
"Well, Mr Spade,it seems that 4 nights ago the Diamond Paws jewelry store was robbed. You may have heard about it." he said. "Yes, I recall reading something about it in the paper. Got away with a tidey sum of gems and most importantly the Blue Kitty Diamond,if I remember correctly" I said.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/23/2012 04:05.26 AM Report This Comment
Vote Shelby #219701 for COTD on Mon 4/23/12!!!!!!!
Shelby is a very beautiful kitty. She’s not quite a year old and has a wonderful fun filled life ahead of her. She’s currently focusing her attention on five sweet kittens rescued and hand raised by her gramma and granpa. She comes from a wonderful family being the daughter of Bagheera Boo and War Cloud, (both recent COTD recipients)
Her baby pictures are so adorable you can’t help but smile when you look at them so drop down to the bottom of her page and enjoy that precious face.
Our Votes on April 23rd will help her bring home a COTD badge that will make her family and friends so very proud of this beautiful little girl.
Please keep those COTM votes rolling toward Indie (208247 so this fine, handsome kitty can wear the May COTM crown as our King. Also please remember to stop in to visit our current COTM, Sammy (93915) , & let him know how much we appreciate both his classic detective (Sammy Spade) Story, and his wonderful activities at the Castle.
This is Pete and the Girls, and Princess and Sib's, thanking you for your continued support of the CMR’s special recognition COTD campaigns & our remarkable COTM candidates.

Come visit me, Q. Princess Lee "RIP" Aunt Samantha Knight!!!!!!!!, Peanut Lee " RIP" Sweet Velvet Knight!!!!!!!!!!!!! & Clover Lee "RIP" Sylvester Purdy Cat Knight!!!!!!!.

04/22/2012 07:21.13 PM Report This Comment
Part 2!
Sam's & the Girls,JoJo,Maia & Lia, came armed with a winning strategy too. Sam's headed off to the 5 Card Stud table,and came back with a winning poker face counting his catbucks! The girls each hit jackpots on the slots! Hmm, wonder if they'd share their good luck charm? Queen of my heart♥Arty & I tried our paw at the baccarat table. I was showing my girl how to play and she won 7 hands in row! Guess I'm a good teacher,MOL. Of course any winnings we have will go to the fund to improve the Royal Fair Ground and Race Track.We played purely for sport! It was beginner's luck for Q Sabrina. After winning big at Let It Ride Poker,she moved on to the video slots and doubled her winnings.K. Pete & The Girls had Lady Luck shine on them too. After several lucky passes at the Craps table,they moved on to the Wheel of Fortune and doubled up their winnings!We had another case of beginner's luck when Mimi cashed in big at our Caribbean Stud Poker table.Then after a few brief spins at the slots,she won even more! K. Kato came to celebrate his B-Day. After pawtying in our Catsino lounges with his friends,he headed over tt the Black Jack table where our Birhday Boy was on a hot streak! Our Catsino hosts,Max & Gracie along with Elmer & Pouncer showed us all how to play Baccarat,winning a king's ransom,pardon the pun,MOL.It looks like Elmer & Pouncer's Catsino classes really paid off for everyone! Even after all our big winner's were paid,we still raised a good amount of catbucks to add to the Royal Fair Ground and Race Track improvement fund! I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as my Queen Arty & I did. What a super pawsome Birthday this was for me,made even more special because of all the wonderful wishes and gifts from my friends. A Royal Thank You to all! Purrs for now...King Sammy B

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/22/2012 04:42.30 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
Hi ya CC Kitties! WooHoo, what a pawsome night we had at the Catsino! Before I recap the night for everyone,let me just say a huge,THANK YOU, for all the pawsome birthday wishes and gifties I got yesterday. Boy you CC kitties really know how to make a kitty feel super special! I got so many gifties and treats that we'll be enjoying a lot of them this morning at our post Catsino brunch. I hope you'll all be able to come on by and enjoy some of my B-Day goodies along with all the pawsome dishes our chefs Evie,Sammy,Elmer,& Pouncer are whipping up for us.Queen of my heart♥,Arty along with the Royal Pastry chefs will have many deelish sweeties for you to sample. Zaboo had dropped off so much vanilla mice cream that everyone who would like one can have a yummy root beer float! Brunch will be served buffet style in the royal dining room,but feel free to bring your plates out to the terrace if you want to enjoy your food among the beauty and splendor of the Royal Gardens for a more casual feel.

Our Catsino was adorned with so many silver & gold balloons and banners. Lily strategically placed lots sparkly diamonds throughout the Catsino to enhance the ambiance.Even the ceiling was a sight to behold featuring glow in the dark moons and diamonds. A big Atta-Cat to our decorating crew,Lily,Spongie,& Quincy. Because of their work, our Catsino sparkled like the stars! I have to say, the food made by Royal Chefs,Evie & Sammy was five star cuisine all the way!Truly the work of executive chefs! Angel PawPaw acting as the Royal Mixologist,came up with some amazing cocktails for us all to enjoy too. DJ Misty kept the paws on the dance floor dancing all night long in our Monte Carlo lounge.GinGin & Bandito and Ammie & Gus seemed tireless as they danced the night away to the platters of DJ Misty. Sams & Sebastian's band played so many great songs to keep the Vegas lounge hopping.They did an amazing job accompanying our karaoke singers.Who knew Boo Kitty & Winslow would do such a pawsome job singing Viva Las Vegas,it was just like Elvis and Ann Margaret themselves on stage! With so many kitties singing the tunes of The Rat Pack we felt like we were in Vegas in it's hey day! A big THANKS to Mike & Mallow for training our dealers and croupiers. The games kept going on smoothly thanks to their expertise as pit bosses too! We had some super lucky kitties hit it big,Zachery Pierre & Gang showed their winning strategy at the Black Jack table.After doubling down several times,they hit it big! Spanky -Jack was on a hot streak rolling those dice at the Craps table! I think those dice are still red hot! Sir Steve and his lucky itchy paw proved to be the big winner at the Texas Hold'em Poker table.I asked him his secret, but he wasn't telling! Hot Rod & Gang hit it big at Roulette. Lady Luck was sure smiling on them! Just watching that big old Roulette wheel get's me dizzy,MOL.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/22/2012 04:15.18 AM Report This Comment
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04/21/2012 12:20.54 PM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
Hi Ya CC Kitties,it's me King Sammy here. I want to tell yas all about this weekend's fun. We'll be hosting a Catsino Night here at the castle. Now I know a lot of you may be thinking,"What do I know about Catsino games?", well, not to worry. Elmer & Pouncer will be holding gaming classes all day today. You'll all learn the fine points of Roulette,Black Jack,Craps,5 Card Stud Poker,and Texas Hold'em Poker too! We'll also have lots of fun slots to play as well. All castle winnings will go to improve the Royal Fair Grounds and Race Track. Elmer & Pouncer have been playing catsino games successfully for some time. They've managed to add lots and lots of catbucks to their account,so you'll be learning from a couple of pros. The Catsino will open at 10 tonight and close when ever the last chip is played,MOL. We'll also have one of our Catsino lounges alive with the sounds of Sam's & Sebastian's Band . They'll also be a karaoke contest for those who want to display their vocal talents. In our other lounge DJ Misty will be spinning the tunes to keep you on paws dancing till dawn! Three seating's for dinner out on the Castle terrace will begin at 6pm. Chefs,Sammy, & Evie will be serving some deelish prime rib,steak,& lobster too.Queen of my heart♥,Arty along with the Royal pastry chefs will be whipping up some pawsome sweet treats. Lily,Spongie & Quincy are working hard to turn our castle into a Monte Carlo/Vegas experience for everyone with their decorating expertise. Max & Gracie will be our Catsino hosts for the evening and will direct you to all the action.They'll also be giving everyone some complimentary chips to get you started. As always our Royal Mouser,Thundie will be hard at work keeping the event rodent free.Angels,Frosty,Moki,Red, PawPaw , Tobias,Scamper, Loki,& Marley,will be sprinkling our guests with lucky angel dust.Head of security, Angel Scooter along with the Royal guard will be insuring everyone's safety.Anyone needing transportation to and from the event,see K.Pete and his high flying pros,they'll get ya here in style and comfort! So hone up your gaming skills and head over to the castle for night of fun! See yas at the Black Jack table! Royal purrs for now...King Sammy B

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/21/2012 04:38.35 AM Report This Comment
Part 2!
Our story continues..
"Hey, I can't have my new partner in tears,dry up" I told him with a smile. Hey even a hard boiled old gumshoe like me could get emotional too,I couldn't let that happen." Ahh,I hate to break up this happy reunion,but something's still missing" I said. With that Goldie AKA Bianca made her appreance."Bianca!" Honey exclaimed. The three of them looked like a huge ball of orange and black fur. I had also told the cops about Ace black mailing Blackie. Blackie confirmed it and Ace was arrested too. "I guess Mitch & I will leave you all alone to get reunited." I said. No one really heard me. I poked Mitch and told him we need to split.
"So Mitch,now that you're a junior partner in Dancer & Spade investigations,your first official job will be to get us to the Kit Kat Club. We need to pick up Dollface on the way. Tonight we celebrate another successful case. Tomorrow it's back to work!" "Sure thing Sam,Kit Kat Club it is." Mitch put the car in gear."Hey how many catbucks does a junior partner make anyway?" Mitch asked."I'm gonna tell ya the cardinal rules of being a gumshoe Kid,never let a great pair of gams,or sparkling eyes fool ya. Keep your nose to the ground,your eyes wide open,and your gun close by. Remember things aren't always as they seem.Now that's a year's pay in advance!" I told him. "Now that you're a high paid working stiff, the first round's on you?". I laughed. As we made our way to pick up Dollface,I was thinking about a new case that interested me,a jewel caper. Might be right up my alley I thought!

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/20/2012 06:24.03 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"A Taste for Honey"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 14: Epilog

I thought I better go and make my statement to the police so the good Doctor Maxwell,and the charming Velma could finally be arrested and charged. Yeah they'd be going up the river for a long time. After that I went to Fusk mansion,Blackie had been discharged from the hospital and was now home. I had brought his envelope with me. Mitch and I pulled up to the front door. Mr personality,the butler came out right on cue again. "Gentlemen,Mr Fusk is expecting you,please follow me." he said. Blackie was sitting on a sofa in the drawing room. A raging fire in the fireplace added a warm glow to this once morgue of a room. "Mr Spade,it's a pleasure,please come in. Excuse for me not greeting your personally,I'm still not feeling myself just yet. It's good to see you're doing so much better.I'm so sorry you got caught up in all this", Blackie said. "No problem" I said. Blackie was looking at Mitch, "This is my new partner,Mitch." I said. Mitch gave me a look of surprise. "I've got a little something that belongs to you." I said handing him his envelope.Mr Spade I can't thank you enough for everything you've done. With your help Dr Maxwell and Velma are finally where they belong. I suppose I should have expected something like this though. What's that saying??? I believe it goes something like,No Fool Like An Old Fool. Serves me right for marrying a trophy wife." he said. He looked at the envelope."I see you never opened this,thank you for your discretion." Blackie said."I didn't have to,I knew what was in it. I already had figured out that Goldie was your daughter,and knew that's why Ace was blackmailing you. The envelope must contain a heartfelt letter to your daughter and enough catbucks to keep her living in style the rest of her life." I said. " You're quite correct Mr Spade. Goldie had found me and told me she was my daughter.You see I was once in love with the most beautiful and loving kitty in the world,her mother Honey. Unfortunately, she worked as a maid in our home,my family strictly forbid us from being married. They sent Honey away. I spent many years trying to find her,but never did." Blackie said with his voice cracking. "You know Blackie,sometimes things have a way of working out. Hey Mitch,go see if that taxi is here" I said. Blackie had a puzzeled look on his face."Are you leaving so soon Mr Spade?" Blackie asked. With that Mitch returned,"Yep the 2 Taxi's are here Sam" he said with a smile. Blackie, there's something I need to show you" I said,before I could finish,Honey was standing the doorway. Blackie threw his blanket off and rushed as quickly as he could to her."Honey,he said as he made his way over to her. Honey ran to him. It seemed that all the time that had past just vanished and both were a couple of young cats in love again. I could see Mitch was about to puddle up from this fuzzy reunion.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/20/2012 05:56.08 AM Report This Comment
SURPRISE ANGEL CAMPAIGN for 4/20~
From Duckies’ Desk: ~Have you met ANGEL ANGEL #133708? She is a kitty without a badge on her page so we’d like to surprise her with a special campaign Friday & need your help to complete this secret mission! This sweet kitty was trying to find a safe place in a neighborhood with her 3 kittens but was having problems with people chasing her away. Her soon-to-be furever mom saw this & started putting food by her garage every day to show her that not all people were unfriendly to cats. ANGEL #133708 got so used to the idea that she went inside the garage & discovered that loving humans did exist & she’d found the purrfect one. She was taken to the vet for shots & spaying so she knew in her little kitty heart that this home was hers to call her own. ANGEL #133708 joined CC in April 2009 & was called to the heavens at the end of November 2011. She’s still missed by her sweet mom, her adopted older sibling Giovanni, as well as doggie sibs Aussie & Rowdy from DC. Please help us honor this beautiful angel by pawing a vote her way on Friday April 20 so she’ll know she’s not forgotten by her CC family & friends.
Come visit me, Angel Larry 4/19/08 "Thank You", MHL-HOF, Andy & Milo, Angel Ayashe "The Littlest Angel", Angel Kay 6/4/08, Rodent Rippers - MHL Club, Angel Rambo 7/14/06 & Angel Duckie 1/29/08.

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

04/19/2012 04:26.43 PM Report This Comment
Part 2!
Our story continues..
"Well, I don't know where to begin,you see Mr Spade, I knew Blackie several years ago when I worked as a maid in his family's home. We became very close. We had even talked about getting married we were just so in love. Of course his family wouldn't hear of it, me being a maid and all and they sent me away. Shortly after that I had a kitten,a baby girl kitten. Oh Mr Spade I was so happy,she was Blackie's little girl,but she had my golden fur. I named her Bianca,it means white in Italian,I thought it would keep anyone from finding out her father was Blackie! My little girl ran away two years ago. I haven't seen her since. I thought maybe she had found out who her father was and had gone to find him. When I read about Blackie being missing,then hearing about the plot to kill him, I was so worried I just had to see you, and ask you if he's ok,and if you'd seen my daughter Bianca during your investigation. I just miss them both so much!" Honey told me. Her story touched even this jaded gumshoe's heart. "Of course this is just speculation,but I'm pretty sure I know where your Bianca is!" I said. Her gold eye grew wide,"Oh Mr Spade please, I don't have a lot of catbucks but I can pay you a little,where is my little girl?" She asked. "We can discuss payment later,let me see what I can do for you. Leave you your contact information with my secretary,I'll be in touch" I told her. With that Honey made her way out of my office. Just as I thought,this Was the missing piece. Now,how to tie up all these loose ends?
To be continued...
Tomorrow the final chapter!

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/19/2012 04:22.15 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"A Taste for Honey"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 13

I finally managed to get sprung from the hospital by the end of the week. I had a lot of work to do and needed to get to it. I was walking a little gimpy with a limp, but the docs said it will probably get better in time. I sure hoped they were right. Dollface and Mitch were at the hospital to pick me up when I broke out! We headed to my office. It was a little rough getting up the steps to the second floor,when I got there I had Dollface reward me with a catnip bourbon! There was stack of messages on my desk,but I had other things on my mind. "Hey Mitch,get Blackie's envelope out of the safe for me would ya?" I asked. "Sam you're supposed to be taking it easy for while" Mitch said. "C'mon Mitch you know me better then that,besides Dollface will see I don't get into trouble again!" I smiled. My old worn leather desk chair sure felt good. I downed my catnip bourbon,and thought about Blackie. He was doing better and the docs said he'd be ok. Mitch finally brought me the envelope. "Anything else ya need Sam?" he asked. "No Mitch. I'll be going down to the police chief's office later. I'll call you", I told him. Mitch knew by my tone that I wanted to be alone. I was anxious to open the envelope,but I soon discovered that Blackie had put a seal on it. Guess I'll have to wait and see what it's all about I thought. As long as Blackie was still alive,I wouldn't violate his trust and would obey his wish. It wasn't long till Dollface came in, "Sam, she's here again,that kitty named Honey!", Dollface said. "Send her in" I told her. With that Honey entered my office. She was looker,just like Dollface had said. "Mr Spade, it's nice to meet you. I'm so glad you're feeling better." she said as she approached my desk. "Have a seat,what brings you here?" I asked.

Come visit me, Sammy,I♥ Arty.

04/19/2012 04:01.03 AM Report This Comment
a vote for you
happy thursday! sandy, ana, angels

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

04/19/2012 02:11.25 AM Report This Comment
stopping by with a
vote just for you from the troublesome 2some here in deep south amherst ma! another brilliant sunrise this morning as janet was out walking 4 miles and back again in under an hour! she does that once a week and won't be able to do it on friday due to an all day open house at stockbrige up at umass 8-3. have to run, see you early tomorrow! sandy, ana, angels

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

04/18/2012 01:02.30 PM Report This Comment
Part 2!
Our story continues..
"What happened to Doctor Maxwell & the lovely Velma?" I asked. "The Doctor was grazed in the shoulder,and Velma took one in the paw. Blackie was hit in the chest. Mitch and I filled the police in as best we could,they need a statement from you when you're feeling up to it. At least for now both the Doctor and Velma are under police guard here at the hospital, till the police can sort things out" Dollface told me. "Hey Mitch,how did you know where I was that night?" I asked. "You talk in your sleep Sam" Big Mitch laughed."You kept mumbling something about Blackie, eleven o'clock,the old docks. When I woke up and you were gone I put it all together. "It's elementary my dear Sam" Mitch and Dollface both smiled. "So when can I break out of this joint anyway?" I asked. "The sooner the better!", Mitch said without hesitation. Dollface is going crazy at the office. It seems since all this made the papers,everyone wants to hire the great Sam Spade" Mitch laughed. "Good I said,we can use the dough" I said. "Sam,there's been a kitty who's come by almost every day to ask about you. She said her name is Honey. No kitten,but very pretty,amber fur,gold eyes,she seemed very nice. Is there something we should know?" Dollface asked. I love it when Dollface gets curious,she crinkles up her nose and just looks well like a Dollface! "Also,Goldie has called about 10 times!".Dollface said." Guess membership in my fan club is growing" I said with a smile. The door to my room opened and another nurse came in. This one looked like a sumo wrestler! "You'll have to leave now,Mr Spade needs to rest" the sumo nurse announced. "We'll see you later Sam" Dollface said as she and Mitch turned to leave."Hey check on Blackie,let me know how he's doing" I called. "You bet Sam" Mitch answered as they left. I kept thinking,who was this kitty Honey? Probably just a reporter I told myself. Then it hit me,maybe just maybe that could be the missing piece of the puzzle!
To be continued...

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04/18/2012 06:23.47 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"A Taste for Honey"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 12

I woke up to find myself in a room at Tabbyville General Hospital. I couldn't feel any pain so I wasn't sure what had happened to me. Next thing I know a nurse comes into my room."Hello Mr Spade, I'm glad to see you're awake. My name is nurse Swisher,I'll be taking care of you." she said. Of course even recovering from a gun shot,I still couldn't help but notice,she was a looker. Hmmm, I began to think maybe a hospital stay won't be too bad! I watched as Nurse Dish checked the miles of tubes I had. "You're a lucky cat Mr Spade. It seems you lost a lot of blood from your wound. The doctors worked on you for some time in surgery" my angel of mercy said. "So then, I guess here's the million dollar question,where was I hit?", I asked, not really wanting to know the answer. I had been trying to take my own exam.tail,paws,legs, all present and accounted for I thought. "You were shot in your back leg. The surgeons took it out" Nurse Dish casually told me. What!!! I thought I counted all four legs!"What, did you say? Is my back leg gone?" I demanded. " Oh no,I'm sorry Mr Spade,I meant they took the bullet out. Really I'm so sorry if I upset you" Nurse Dish apologized. "Nurse Dish,I think you may just have cost me one of my nine lives!" I smiled and breathed a huge sigh of relief."That's Nurse Swisher, and again please excuse the misunderstanding". She said. before I could even say another word,Nurse Dish headed for the door and left. Watching her leave, I thought,maybe "Swish" is a better name after all.
It was about ten minutes later that Dollface and Big Mitch showed up."Oh Sam,I'm so glad you're awake. Are you feeling better?" Dollface asked as she came running to my bedside. "Geeze Sam, I thought you were a goner for sure when I saw you" Mitch sounded relieved. Dollface put some flowers on the table next to me. "Thanks for the posies" I told her. I put my paw on hers. I could see she was holding back tears,Real tears. I asked Mitch" Did you get the envelope from Blackie's pocket?" "You bet Sam, it's in the safe at the office" Mitch told me. "So who besides me survived the bullet buffet?" I asked. " From the looks of things,maybe everyone will,except for Lefty.He was already gone when the ambulances arrived." Dollface said. "They aren't sure about Blackie though,seems he is still in bad shape" Mitch said.

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04/18/2012 05:58.29 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"A Taste For Honey"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 11

I hit the floor with a thud. I've been shot before so I knew immediately the old familiar pain. Thing was,I didn't now if it was bad or not. I struggled as I crawled my way in the dark to get away from the the action. Several more shots rang out,I knew from the sound more then one of them had found their mark. I layed on the floor half propped up against the wall,as Blackie used his lighter for light. Looks like Blackie was a decent shot.I saw the shadows of Doc Maxwell laying on the ground with Velma in a heap next to him. Blackie was trying steady himself against the table, turns out he was shot too. Guess Mrs Fusk carried more then just a tissue to blot her tears in her purse."Mr Spade, are you hurt?" Blackie called out."Just a flesh wound" I shouted back. Didn't want him knowing I was hurt just incase he decided there shouldn't be any witnesses. "Are you ok?" I shouted. "It appears the good Doctor used Velma's gun on me. You know I had given her that gun to carry for protection, pretty ironic don't you think?", Blackie said. With that the clear and loud screeching of the Police sirens could be heard. "Cops, how'd they know,there's no one around here to call." I said out loud not thinking. "Mr Spade,promise me that if I don't survive you'll take the envelope in my coat pocket to Goldie!", I could hear the desperation in Blackie's meow. "Yeah sure", I answered. Suddenly the darkness was turned to light by the Police cars. Their headlights catching me as I lay on the ground. It was only a moment later that I saw the silhouette of Blackie slump to the floor. "Sam..Sam..where are you?" I heard a familiar voice. "Over here" I tried to shout, but found I didn't have the strength. The main switch was finally turned on and the warehouse became awash in light. As I laid on the floor,I saw that no one was left standing. Doctor Maxwell and Velma and even Blackie fell victim to the random bullets. The familar voice turned out to be Big Mitch! He saw me over by the corner on the floor." Sam.you ok? Geeze,looks like you're hurt bad Sam" Good old Mitch ever the ray of sunshine,I laughed to myself. "Over here!",Mitch called as the ambulances arrived. I was being moved to a stretcher. With all the strength I could gather I said,"Mitch!" he ran over to me."In Blackie's coat,the pocket,get the envelope,go now,get it" I saw Mitch make his way over to where Blackie had fallen. "Call for the meat wagon,we got a couple stiffs here" I heard police Captain Daily shout his orders. I passed out as they put me in the ambulance.
To be continued...

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04/17/2012 04:02.28 AM Report This Comment
a vote for you
tuesday morning vote and cooling down one after hitting 91 yesterday! sandy, ana, angels

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04/17/2012 02:44.10 AM Report This Comment
Part 2!
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"Wait a minute Blackie,I had it on good authority that you and Goldie appeared to be an together!" I said. "Perhaps Mr Spade, however appearances can be decieving. We were never an item as you suggested." Blackie answered. "Oh I see,so when I saw your check book at your office, the checks were to pay them off? The million dollar question then is why were they blackmailing you?" I asked. "In good time Mr Spade" Blackie answered. "Right now I need to take care of some personal business!" Blackie drew his gun." Doctor the next time you overdose a patient make sure you check very well to see that the dose was lethal. I woke up here,at the back of the warehouse where you had Lefty dump my supposed dead body. I made it a point staying here incase anyone would come back to check on the "Corpse". Velma,you even decided to check on your dead spouse yourself,coming here and striking my leg with that chain.I guess you wanted to make sure I was gone.It took every bit of fortitude I had to keep from screaming in pain. I persevered though because I promised myself that one day I would get even!" Blackie said with a scowl. With that he pointed his gun at the Doctor & Velma,the Doc knocked over the light,in the darkness two shots rang out! I felt a sharp white hot pain stab at me!
To be continued...

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04/16/2012 04:27.18 AM Report This Comment
A Royal Good Morning!
"A Taste For Honey"
A Sam K. Spade story
Chapter 10

Velma was the first to turn around,pale from shock she called "Blackie, is it really you darling?". As Blackie moved closer to the light,you could see he was limping a bit."Oh it's me alright my dear wife! Are you surprised?" Blackie asked. "Velma immediately rushed to his side unable to contain her now famous tears. "Oh Blackie, I've been so worried! I hired Mr Spade here to help find you!". It was easy to detect the sound of desperation in her meow. "Yes, Mr Spade,you've done very well indeed in unraveling this mystery. You have left out a few very important parts though." Blackie said. All the while Doctor Maxwell stood frozen with surprise. "Ahh,Doctor Maxwell, you look as though you've seen a ghost!" Blackie said as he laughed. "Anything to add to our little reunion here?" Blackie asked him. "I, I don't know what you're talking about. I've been treating Mrs Fusk for stress and exhaustion. Of course seeing you again is the best medicine she could have." the Doc said. "Yes, yes I'm very sure of that. Feeling better now Velma?" Blackie asked. "Oh Blackie, all I wanted was you back safe and sound!" Velma said as she tried to convince him. Blackie walked over to me,"Mr Spade,I thought I would require your services,that's why I sent you the note last night." Blackie said. "Note? What note?" Velma demanded. "Why just ask the good Doctor over there,I'm sure he has it,or rather had it" Blackie said in a sarcastic tone. "Weren't you paying attention to Mr Spade a few moments ago when he was putting together the pieces of our little mystery my dear?" Blackie glared at Velma. As if one cue Velma immediately began to weave a story.." Blackie, it was Dr Maxwell's idea. he,he told me you had been seeing a cat named Goldie! Oh Blackie, it nearly broke my heart. He said I could get even with you for hurting me so and that he would help me. I had no idea that he would try to hurt you!", Velma said through her tears. "Ahh Velma,ever the victim! The way I see it,you were more then willing to go along with the good Doctor's plan.With me out of the way,you'd be next in line to inherit the Fusk fortune. Then you and Doctor Maxwell would enjoy your lives on easy street!" Blackie told her. "One thing you should know my dear,I never had an affair with Goldie as you say. Most certainly she and her tom,Ace were using me to extort money,but there was never an affair!" Blackie said.

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04/16/2012 04:07.40 AM Report This Comment
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vote for you on this monday morning! missed seeing you at my 11th birthday party yesterday. 90s here today. sandy, ana, angels

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