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Domestic Shorthair from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/IL/Olney/club-members.aspx' title='Olney, IL'>Olney, IL</a>

Remembering Capt Rascal ~ 4/2008 ~ 2/11/2016 RIP

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Hi! My name is Remembering Capt Rascal ~ 4/2008 ~ 2/11/2016 RIP

I am Domestic Shorthair from Olney, IL

Nicknames: TinkerBell, TinkiePot, Big Girl, Petite Feet, My Heart, My Nurse Kitty

Age: 15 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: She could always tell when I was having a low blood sugar episode and lets me know before I realized it. She would paw my arm or paw my face if I was asleep and wake me up to let me know.

My favorite tricks and treats are: I would keep new mouse toys in my desk drawer, and she not only knew where they were, she could almost open the drawer and take them out and "Temptations" chicken or dairy flavors and real chicken pieces and cheese

Where I hang out: On the window sill in the sun, in Mom's arms, or on the couch under the blankets watching Animal Planet. Now I watch over my family from my special cloud tree house at the Rainbow Bridge with my sweetie, Angel Casha.

My favorite grubs: Friskie's Feline Favorites and real chicken or tuna and cheese. Now Angel Casha and I catch fresh fish from the stream and waterfall on our RB property.

My pet peeves: Being picked up if I didn't want it, not getting treats when I asked for them. I had to have a clean litterbox or I would let my Mom know about it. I didn't like closed doors or not knowing what was going on behind them.

What I love about my owners: She gave me love and treats whenever I asked. She let me sleep on the pillow with her or curled up on her arm at night.

My cat hobbies: Sleeping on the couch under a blanket.

Now that I'm here at the Rainbow Bridge, I like to keep watch over my family and sprinkle angel dust over them whenever its needed.

Pet motto: Angels are watching over you
When times are good or stressed.
Their wings wrap gently around you,
Whispering you are loved and blessed.

WHENEVER I FEEL SAD AT THE THOUGHT OF MY THREE SWEET GIRLS AND WONDERFUL BOY WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH ME, I THINK OF THIS POEM AND FEEL BETTER. RIP ANGELS TINKER, ANNIE, MANDY & SNOWBALL.

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I purred to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said " it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to be with me.

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How We Met

Tinker showed up at my back door one day after I had heart surgery and demanded to be let in. She was my nurse cat ever since until she crossed the Bridge.

UPDATE 10/13/11 Tinker was diagnosed about six weeks ago with a fast growing malignant tumor in her mouth that couldn't be removed. I decided to keep her home and comfortable for as long as I could, I knew she would tell me when it was time for her to go to the Rainbow Bridge. She crossed the Bridge at 4pm cst today (10/13/11).

ON THIS 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF TINKER'S CROSSING
I borrowed this poem from Angel Sherman and one of his postings. I hope you and he don't mind. It just reminds me of my sweet Angel Tinker!

~Remembering You~
I'll never forget your beautiful purrs or the way you stroked my face.
Your soft gentle paws gave me love & often healing grace.
Our time together is never enough & your crossing breaks my heart,
But the time will come soon enough that we’ll no longer be apart.
Though you’re dancing on the clouds above singing angel songs,
My heart is crying lonely tears at the void where you belong.
My precious angel, my sweet furchild, I treasure the bond we shared,
Though you’re in heaven & I’m on earth you know that I truly cared.
No more pain, no more aging, no more earthly strife,
But please remember always the joy you brought into my life.

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Casey, Becky and little Miracle
arrive in time for the Sunday family dinner. Miracle can't wait to show off his new motorcycle helmet with flames on the side to all his uncles.
"i'm still not sure it's a good idea for him to ride with you," Becky comments. "He seems a little young to me."
"Haven't you made it to the rink and back safely, Treasure of my life? "Casey winks.
"Yea, but I have a few more white hairs."
"Where? Is this something I should investigate?" He wriggles his whiskers as Becky laughs.
"Hurry up," Miracle yells at the front door. "It's (brown) squirrel stew Sunday."

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04/24/2016 01:18.41 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Rascal
I am so sorry you crossed the bridge. I know that your family will miss you lots, but I also know that you are in a beautiful place now.

Sending white roses to your family. Purrs and hugs, Spanky

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02/13/2016 07:17.34 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Capt. Rascal,
We're coming by with deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to your dear family on your crossing. We know you have left a large hole in their heart, but we pray they take comfort in knowing that you are the healthy, young kitty that you were some years ago. You are just fine, now and we are leaving prayers that your pawrents will be fine, too. It's always the ones that are left behind that suffer the most. We are praying that the memories of you will help them get through this difficult time. It's never easy to say "until we meet, again".

So, we are leaving you a vote and wishing your family a very blessed evening and a good day, tomorrow. Take care and we'll catch ya, later. Love ya!

Lots of hugs and headbonks,
Mischief, Dayzee and Family

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02/12/2016 07:46.45 PM Report This Comment
Sweet Angel Rascal
I'm so sorry you had to leave your earthly family, dear Rascal. The bond of love you shared with them can never be broken, and I know you will watch over them. You will be forever loved and cherished. Sending soft hugs and prayers of comfort to your loving Mom. Love, Gin Gin

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02/12/2016 06:42.22 PM Report This Comment
hello Angel Rascal
our condolences to your family on your passing over the Rainbow Bridge. now, you are free of pain and can run and jump and have a grand time playing with all the other CC Angels..
prayers and hugs to your family as they remember you with love and happy memories..jo jo

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02/12/2016 05:58.07 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Captain Rascal and family
It is with heavy hearts and extreme sadness we come by to offer our sincere condolences to your dear pawrents and family. Oh Captain Rascal, our only solace on this sad day is in knowing that your frail little body will once again be the handsome, pain-free kitty in Heaven, that you were here on earth with your loving family.Heaven must have a awesome hockey team! But you do know your VFP needs you, right?!

You will live on in our hearts and souls furever Captain Rascal. Rest in peace now dear Angel.

May eternal light shine on your precious face, Angel Captain Rascal, and may God hold you in his arms where you will find comfort, peace, and joy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sending soft purrs and comforting hugs.

May I Go? ♥
~~~~~
May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say good-bye to pain-filled days
and endless lonely nights?

I’ve lived my life and done my best,
an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond
and set my spirit free?

I didn’t want to go at first,
I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now
to a warm and loving light.

I want to go.
I really do.
It’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
to live just one more day,

To give you time to care for me
and share your love and fears.
I know you’re sad and so afraid,
because I see your tears.

I’ll not be far,
I promise that, and hope you’ll always know
that my spirit will be close to you,
wherever you may go.

Thank you so for loving me.
You know I love you too.
That’s why it’s hard to say good-bye
and end this life with you.

So hold me now, just one more time
and let me hear you say,
because you care so much for me,
you’ll let me go today.

— Susan A. Jackson
~~~~~

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02/12/2016 02:39.54 PM Report This Comment
Angel Rascal,Family
Angel Rascal we are sorry that you had to cross the bridge sweet angel,we know all our angels were right there to take you under their wings,sending you up paw hugs,love on a floating cloud today sweet angel.Mom Sue,Family,we are so sorry for your loss of Angel Rascal,keeping you all in our heart,thoughts,prayers,Spongie,Baby,Angel Wicket,Angels.

Hi Angel Rascal,welcome to he bridge,you are going to love it here,so much to do,learn here.Tonight we will all help you hang your bright shinning star so that your family can see that you are ok here and that you will always be watching over them,come on Angel Rascal,take our paws and lets go,we have lots to do,love you,Angels Wicket,Gypsy,Bootise,Rambo,Muffy Bloosie,Missy,Cindell,Buddy.

Angel Rascal's Family,we will take good care of Angel Rascal here at the bridge for you all,tonight look up in the sky and you will see his bright shinning star,he is letting his family know that he is ok here and that he will always be watching over you,sending you down angel dusted hugs,Angels Wicket,Gypsy,Bootise,Rambo,Muffy Bloosie,Missy,Cindell,Buddy.

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02/12/2016 01:33.13 PM Report This Comment
Aww, Angel Rascal
Our sincere condolences to your dear furamily, Angel Rascal. Our mom hasn't been on CC for the past few days, so we just heard.

We are so very sorry that you had to cross the Rainbow Bridge. But we also heard that the Bridge glowed just a bit brighter as you crossed over and that all our CC angels were right there to welcome you and take you under their wings.

We've brought by a big bouquet of bright blue Forget-me-nots to honor your crossing, sweet angel.

Mom and Fursibs, we know how very difficult it is to let a beloved furbaby cross over, but you must know that it was the most caring thing you could have done for him.

Sweet Rascal's beautiful and elusive feline spirit has been released from the confines of his weak and failing body, and is now free to explore all the vast and amazing wonders of the universe which lie beyond the Rainbow Bridge. He will often return, however, to curl up purring within his special place in your heart.

In sincere sympathy, Neelix, Hedley and Jakar

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02/12/2016 01:05.46 PM Report This Comment
hi a rascal
we are here to meet u at the bridge and welcome u to our heavenly home
we send prayers for ur dear family

purrs a doodlebug and scooter

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02/12/2016 09:59.33 AM Report This Comment
Vroom, Vrooommm, Vroooom......
10 CAT'S on Harley Davidson motorcycles come thundering down the highway. They are beautiful machines, shining in the sunlight, they have ice in their whiskers on this frigid winter day.

They are on a special mission today as they pull in to A. Captain Rascal's earthly driveway.

The helmets come off to reveal. Q. Lola, Zoe Monique, Cyndee, Talley, Kali, Coco , Maggie Meme, A. Beast, K. Winston, and Possum.

Angel Mallow and Mojo are out doing some Queenly this and that.
....
They get off their bikes, A. Captain Rascal and gang, know that sound, The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's are back in town.
..
The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's, greet Mom Sue, with a big group hug, a box of tissues, a beautiful bouquet of white roses and a red catnip balloon.

Cyndee, passes out balloon's to all present. They bow their heads in prayer, release the balloon's up, up and away to our newest A. Captain Rascal in Heaven.

So sorry for your loss.

Enjoy and we hope, we made your day a little brighter.

The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's get back on their bikes.

Cyndee, yells "Lets roll"

They head down the highway to their next destination, as Angels Ringo Starr and Yum Yum sprinkle Angle Dust, to protect them where ever the road my lead.
Cyndee & The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's

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02/12/2016 09:10.26 AM Report This Comment
Vroom, Vrooommm, Vroooom......
10 CAT'S on Harley Davidson motorcycles come thundering down the highway. They are beautiful machines, shining in the sunlight, they have ice in their whiskers on this frigid winter day.

They are on a special mission today as they pull in to A. Captain Rascal's earthly driveway.

The helmets come off to reveal. Q. Lola, Zoe Monique, Cyndee, Talley, Kali, Coco , Maggie Meme, A. Beast, K. Winston, and Possum.

Angel Mallow and Mojo are out doing some Queenly this and that.
....
They get off their bikes, A. Captain Rascal and gang, know that sound, The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's are back in town.
..
The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's, greet Mom Sue, with a big group hug, a box of tissues, a beautiful bouquet of white roses and a red catnip balloon.

Cyndee, passes out balloon's to all present. They bow their heads in prayer, release the balloon's up, up and away to our newest A. Captain Rascal in Heaven.

So sorry for your loss.

Enjoy and we hope, we made your day a little brighter.

The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's get back on their bikes.

Cyndee, yells "Lets roll"

They head down the highway to their next destination, as Angels Ringo Starr and Yum Yum sprinkle Angle Dust, to protect them where ever the road my lead.
Cyndee & The Hairballz Rainbow Rider's

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02/12/2016 09:10.23 AM Report This Comment
OUR CONDOLANCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
on your crossing the rainbow bridge....we need to know that sometimes there are just no words to express what's in our hearts just know you are not alone and are surrounded by loving thoughts of so many who care...
leaving a vote, peace, luv and angel purrs...Q angel bootz & mom sally

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02/11/2016 08:09.00 PM Report This Comment
Hey Angel Rascal!
Sorry to hear you have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Deepest sympathy to your sweet Mom for her loss. You are young & healthy again and will never have to suffer. You will always be in the hearts & memories of all who knew you. We are sending a vote of comfort to your Mom & family & will keep them in our prayers. Peace & love. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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02/11/2016 06:59.48 PM Report This Comment
Dear, dear Captain Rascal
Oh hon, I can't tell you how sorry we are to hear you have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We sure didn't see that one coming. Of course we are praying for comfort for your dear momma and that your crossing was peaceful. I just KNOW the angels were out in full force to greet you and know that Heaven now has one handsome new angel. Your time here on Earth was way too short, but now you are at peace and that illness can't touch you again or make you weak.

Sending lots and lots of gentle hugs across the miles for mom and your fursibs. Much love from Lily and RBoots

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02/11/2016 06:24.26 PM Report This Comment
Sad welcome to Captain Rascal (sniff!)
We were so very stunned and sorry to see you coming over the Rainbow Bridge this morning, why, we barely had time to get our heads around you being sick! I know how confusing it all seems at once. Well, you’re healthy and strong again, that’s the good news. And your sisters are here, along with lots of friends who you already know well. Far too many, in fact.

Here at the Bridge, anything you want is possible except, well … the thing we wish for the most, being back with the humans we shared our lives with. But we can stay close to them always. Let’s send purrs to your Mom so that she knows how much you will always love her!

(¯`v´¯), ~ Angel Mallow with Angels Smokey, Jezebel & Pierre
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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving

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02/11/2016 04:40.07 PM Report This Comment
VFP Team Capt Rascal has Crossed....
the Rainbow Bridge. He was diagnosed with FIP just 2 weeks ago and went down rapidly. He wasn't eating and breathing was difficult. He only wanted to have me hold him or lay on the floor at my feet. Please say a prayer for us as we had to make that hard decision and trip. Didn't seem to be in pain, but you all know how kitties hide that. I'm going to miss him terribly and will never be able to fill the hole that he will leave in my heart. He will return soon as Capt of the VFP after a brief break.

He crossed on 2/11/20116 at 10:45 am CST and will join his Aunts Angel Tinker and Annie, Uncle Snowball and sister Angel Mandy who will show him the butterfly meadow and help him with his halo and new wings. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Momcat Sue
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02/11/2016 04:24.50 PM Report This Comment
January 31 ~ Angel Mallow's last word ~
Wow, the last day of my campaign is here! It looked for a while there like the CC Gremlins were gonna try and keep me off the Throne, not to mention from postin’ my final campaign blog, but we pulled it off! Whew! I was gonna do a wrap-up speech today, but then I realized I just might have one last Lost & Found story to tell. It’s about our Angel Smokey and the second time Big Bro Joe saved his life.

One day when Smokey was about 10, he didn’t come in for supper. Which was unusual. And he wasn’t there in the mornin’, either. OR when the kids got home from school.

The kids and the pawrents looked all over, Mom dismantled the woodpile in the back yard, they checked the shed to make sure he didn’t get locked in and checked every hidin’ place they could think of. They walked around the neighbourhood but no sign of Smokey. Everyone was worried, but Big Bro Joe was a young man on a mission! As soon as he came home from school, never mind playin’ or watchin’ TV, he was out lookin’ for his Smokey!

The third day, Joe came runnin’ into the house “I found Smokey!” Mom went out and sure enough there he was, tucked into a little cubby that the humans didn’t even realize existed, where two sections of fence overlapped right at the end of the neighbours’ hedge. Smokey wasn’t stuck, he could come out
by himself but wouldn’t. When Mom reached to touch him, he growled at her! So Dad came out with his big coat and leather gloves, Mom held a baby quilt while Dad reached into the cubby & pulled out Smokey, who still had some fight in him but not very much. Dad plopped Smokey into the blanket, Mom wrapped him up tight and they were off to the vet.

Turned out that Smokey had a really nasty abscess and needed surgery right away. Poor guy had crawled into that little hidey spot to be safe while he sat at the foot of the Rainbow Bridge and waited for the Angels. But thanks to Big Bro Joe it wasn’t time for that yet.

After Smokey did cross and I came to live with the family, one of the things he came back to teach me was that if ya don’t feel right, stick close to the humans. And I listened.

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I wanna take this time to say thanks to all of you who have come along on my campaign with me. Thanks for the comments, the support, the laughs, the goodies and of course the votes. I have some fun things planned for my time in the Castle in February, and I hope you’ll enjoy ‘em.

Let’s all give a round of thanks to King Miles for his great reign as King of January!

Come tomorrow: It’s a Marshmallow World!!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/31/2016 04:08.42 PM Report This Comment
PS from A. Mallow
Wll, NOW I see what your Mom was talkin' about on Human Channel! About the picture to honour Captain Rascal, I mean.

We love ya, Captain Rascal!

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01/30/2016 11:52.23 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 30th ~
Marmie: FOUND

Since late July 2014, Mike & Jane Lille of Surrey England had been noticin’ a stray orange cat. They first saw it huntin’ in a wide freeway median and by mid-September the kitty had worked its way into their neighbourhood but would run away anytime the Lilles tried to get near. They put out food and slowly it came closer to their house, under their van and then into their garage … then finally into the house. It wasn’t till early November that the Lilles finally were able to take the kitty to the vet to be checked out. The vet scanned for a microchip, found one, and it turns out this kitty was Tracy Brewster’s missing Marmalade! Looks like the no-good ex had driven about 60 miles along the freeway and then pulled over to put Marmalade out in the median, where he was probably expected to go runnin’ out into traffic and come to a bad end. But Marmie got the last laugh there, the pampered senior indoor cat survived almost 4 months!

A very happy Tracy Brewster posted this message to her faithful Marmie Army on November 19th 2014:

“Marmie was found in Surrey and had been there from day one. I would never of found him had he not been chipped. Marmie has had the most horrendous time. He has been fending for himself up until the last 2 weeks, he was seen in a central reservation with motorways each side of him, after a few days of him going missing, my baby was out on his own for over three-and-a-half months, my cat was a house cat and I would of never believed he could of looked after himself but he did, he is ok and he slept with me all last night.”

The Lille’s wrote to Tracy “Seeing you reunited with him was wonderful. We had no idea of Marmie’s story and the search for him. It took us totally by surprise! …. We are so pleased to have ended your nightmare and wish you both all the best.”

Sadly, when Tracy took Marmie to be checked out they found that he had developed kidney failure and after 11 months back in the arms of his devoted Mum he crossed the Bridge October 23, 2015. The Find Marmie FB page continues in his honour, devoted to helpin’ lost pets get back home.

The final word hasta go to Marmie’s Mum “ .. if you have lost your cat never ever give up and do whatever you can to find them, go that bit further & it will pay off & if not at least you can say you have done everything possible for your baby.”

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❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/30/2016 11:50.16 AM Report This Comment
PS from A. Mallow
A big sprinkle of Angel dust for Captain Rascal! I know you are watchin' over him very carefully too.

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01/29/2016 11:30.54 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 29th ~
Marmie: LOST!!

This story’s a two parter to round out my campaign. It happened in 2014 in England, and my family had a front-row seat to watch it unfold because the kitty involved usedta be one of our compadres on a site called ShowmeCats.

It all started with a great big orange fluffy kitty named Marmalade, who had been with his special person Tracy Brewster of Maidstone, Kent for 13 years. Marmie, as Tracy called him, was his Mom’s pampered baby and had been with her longer than her current husband. The husband wasn’t current for long, as it happens, things went bad and the couple separated. Then on July 21, 2014 Marmie vanished from a walk in the enclosed yard of his house.

Tracy was frantic, and all the more so when it came out that her ex was responsible for Marmie’s disappearance. He appeared in court charged with taking the kitty, was found guilty but spitefully refused to say anything about Marmie’s whereabouts other than that he had turned him loose “somewhere”.

Tracy did not take this lyin’ down, she actually quit her job and devoted herself to searching for Marmalade full-time. Soon she had a group of supporters she called "Marmie’s Army", who helped distribute posters, flyers and publicize Marmie’s cause through media interviews and a FB group called "Find Marmie". Tracy told TV and newspapers:

“We are desperate to find Marmie – a friendly, long haired ginger cat who has been stolen and dumped somewhere. Marmalade is a beautiful, long haired, light ginger neutered male cat. He has a freckled right eye and a bald lower belly. He is microchipped. He is totally and utterly adored by his mum who is desperate and devastated without him .”

Tracy also had a Twitter feed and the “Find Marmie” FB page soon had upwards of 2,400 followers. The UK news media took Marmalade to heart and his story was followed nationwide. An article on Page 3 of the London Daily Telegraph summed up:

“Rarely has the search for a cat been carried out with such passion and heroic persistence. The story has been widely featured in the press.”

So does the Marmie Army come through? Ya just hafta wait till tomorrow.

Same CAT-time, same CAT-Channel!

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01/29/2016 11:29.16 AM Report This Comment
Dear Captain Rascal and family
We are so very sorry to hear you are not doing well little buddy. We have a healing prayer candle lit for you now and we're keeping you and your worried Mom in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you dear furiend.

Sending soft purrs and warm, comforting hugs.

God of the universe, be present with this your creature. Bless dear Captain Rascal and his loving Mom who cares for him, now and always. Amen ♥
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01/28/2016 10:01.20 AM Report This Comment
Bringin' Angel dust to Captain Rascal
and some hot catnip chicken soup too. Purrs and hugs to Mom and all the rest of the White Squirrel Gang. ♥ -- your MHL pals Angels Mallow, Jezebel & Pierre

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01/28/2016 09:35.03 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 28th ~
In 2000, a girl named Jackie Sharp was goin’ to college at Santa Rosa Junior College in Petaluma California. It was her first year, with all kindsa new experiences and a whole lotta stress. Her 3 year old kitty named Dallas was with her through good times and bad.

Then Dallas disappeared into a nearby creek.

'It was horrible,' Jackie said. 'I was looking everywhere for him. It was very sad. I loved that cat. At the end of the day I would come home and he would just curl up on my lap and purr. He was always there for me. He got me through a lot.'

Years went by, Jackie graduated and moved away but she always kept pictures of her pal Dallas and occasionally stopped to think of him and to wonder what happened.

Then, in spring of 2013, at the same creek where Dallas had disappeared in 2000 a man found a stray kitty who was in bad shape. He took the kitty to Laurie Atwood, who feeds some of the feral cats living by the creek.

Laurie took the kitty to the emergency vet clinic, where he was checked over and scanned for a microchip. He had one, and very shortly a stunned Jackie Sharp got a call from the VCA Animal Care Centre in Rohnert Park, CA, telling her that they had her cat. It took her a while to realize they were talking about Dallas.

'I was in shock,' said Jackie, by then 34. 'It has been 13 years. I figured he had found a new home or was gone by now. It was so amazing, he was the coolest cat ever and I missed him so much.'

Dallas was given life-saving treatment, put on a feeding tube and given a blood transfusion. Dr. Robin Schaffner, the emergency vet who treated him said that the cat was close to dying and would probably have been put down if they hadn’t found the microchip.

'He was completely dehydrated and emaciated. He probably would have passed away within hours without aggressive treatment. The microchip saved his life,' Dr Shaffner said.

It was a long haul for Dallas, but he recovered and the happy day came that Jackie was able to take him home. She told reporters that Dallas recognised her the moment he entered.

'He stared at me, then he climbed up into my lap and started to purr,' she said. 'I always loved his eyes with those grey specks in them. Once I saw his eyes, I knew it was him. He’s a fighter. If he can make it through living in a creek for 13 years, he can make it through anything.'

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❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/28/2016 09:30.59 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 27th ~
If you think this story sounds familiar, it’s because Queens Maggie & Angel Ginger told it in their campaign a few months back. But it is so good I just hafta tell it too!

In 1949 the Smith family were getting’ ready to move from St. Petersburg, Florida all the way out to California! They were worried how their kitty Tom would handle such a long trip and because they’d once read that cats often get more attached to a place than to people, they were delighted when they saw that Tom seemed to like the man who bought their house, Robert Hanson.

The Smiths thought that it would be best for Tom to not have his normal routines interrupted and made the decision to leave him with Mr. Hanson. They were sad to leave Tom behind, but relieved that he would have a good home. Over and over they told themselves that done the right thing.

Two weeks later after they moved into their new home in San Gabriel, the Smiths got a letter from Robert Hanson with the news that Tom had run away. They felt awful that because they had done what they thought was best for Tom, now he had run off and would probably come to a sad end.

Then, on an August afternoon on 1951, two years and six weeks after their move to California, Mrs. Smith heard a cat wailing in her yard. The noise was drivin’ them up the wall, and Mr. Smith went outside to chase the intruder out of the yard. Imagine his amazement when the cat ran toward him and leaped into his arms! It took him only a moment to recognize their old friend Tom.

Mrs. Smith was more skeptical. After all, Tom was a sleek, well-fed handsome feline while THIS kitty was scraggly, skinny, worn, frazzled and so weak that it collapsed on the kitchen floor when Mr. Smith brought it into the house. Its fur was bleached by the sun and had come out in handfuls. Its paws were bloody and covered in scabs.

Then Mrs. Smith thought of a sure test. They had raised their Tom on baby food, and he had a real “thing” for Pablum. She went to the store and bought some, then put a saucer of it on the floor. Well, battered and beaten though he was, the cat got to his feet and dived into the baby food right up to his whiskers. The Smiths were now convinced that their old Tom had found his way to their home in San Gabriel, California, all the way from St. Petersburg, Florida-way across the continent and across 2,500 miles of unfamiliar terrain!

Guess Tom had been more attached to his people than they could have ever imagined!

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❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/27/2016 10:27.41 AM Report This Comment
Vroom Vroom Vroom
The roar of 12 sparkling Harley's break the silence of this cold winter day.
They pull into the driveway of Rascal's house Zoe Monique, Cyndee, Maggie Meme, Kali, King Winston, Angel Beast, Angel Mallow, Talley, Possum, Mojo Black Bear, Coco and Queen Lola and all climb off their bikes and take off their helmets. CoCo goes up and knocks on the door.
When he opens the door the Hairballz all hug him and tell him they are sorry that he isnt feeling well and hope he can have lots of quality time with mom.
CoCo hands him a gift basket filled with chicken soup, some tuna and a bunch of get well cards. Tied to the handle is a bunch of brightly colored balloons that say Get Better Fast.
The Riders get back on their bikes and CoCo says lets roll and they head down the road to their next destination.
Honorary Riders, Angels Ringo Star and Yum Yum fly above the Hairballz to keep them safe as they ride along
Hope We made your day a little brighter.

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01/26/2016 10:28.47 PM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 26th ~
It has been a very rough month for our CC friends, and today I wanna start out with a tribute to our King of July 2015, the amazing Montgomery George Brown. I remember my family first met Monty back in summer or 2011 when he was diagnosed with cancer and the vet said he had maybe 6 months left with us. Well, that was 4 ½ years ago and Monty has amazed us again and again, but he has reached the end of his journey and is makin’ his trip to the Bridge today. I and all the CC Angels will be there to meet him with a hero’s welcome!

Now, today’s story:

No one wants an apartment fire, especially not when you’re a human with a kitty. Who more than likely will be under the bed at the first hint of smoke, not to mention those noisy alarms!

Anyway, the worst case scenario happened to Megan Martin in July of 2014 when there was a huge fire at her condo complex in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The fire caused over 10 million bucks in damages and left 400 humans without homes. Megan was one of them.

As if all that wasn’t bad enough, Megan’s kitty Harmony was in the building when the fire happened and when she got the all-clear to go gather her belongings, she couldn’t find Harmony anywhere!

Megan went back to the building complex time after time to look for Harmony and called for help from SAFE Team Rescue, who she had originally adopted Harmony from. The rescue group helped by puttin’ up flyers and leavin’ food out so Harmony wouldn’t go hungry. But despite the everyone’s best efforts, with no sign of Harmony everyone began to fear the worst.

“It’s almost like losing a child,” Martin told CBC News. “You don’t think that your pets are going to be that close to you, but it was very heartbreaking.”

But four months after the fire, with demolition and rebuilding still goin’ on a demolition worker who was back at the condo building found Harmony alive! She was hidin’ in the wall of a third-floor unit, one floor down from Megan’s condo.

Due to SAFE Team Rescue’s efforts, the workers knew who to call about the cat. The rescue organization happily contacted Megan and reunited her with her Harmony.

Harmony had lost way too much weight, and understandably she was pretty jumpy & nervous at first, but she was happy to be with her human again, safe and receiving all the love—and food—that any pet could ask for.

Megan says that she doesn’t know how Harmony survived the fire or four months with very little food or water, but she is thrilled to have her girl safely back at home.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/26/2016 11:13.38 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 25th ~
Our Dad grew up with his Dad in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and he usedta delight in tellin’ how when his family unpacked from one of their many moves, they found a moldy oldy half-eaten sandwich in one of the boxes. But when the Barth family of Virginia opened the boxes after a move to Hawaii in September 2014, they found not a sandwich, but their missing kitty!!

Don’t worry, the kitty’s okay! This is our happy place after all.

When everything was packed & ready for the big move, the Barths couldn’t find their kitty Mee Moowe! They postponed leaving for three days lookin’ for Mee Moowe but when she didn’t appear, they reluctantly hadda go ahead with the move. Everyone was devastated to leave behind the gray, short-haired cat had been with the family for their 10 year old daughter’s whole life!

But 36 days later when all the boxes were unloaded at their new house on the island of Maui, the Barths were shocked to hear a faint meow coming from one of the boxes! Well, you know us felines and our boxes, looks like Mee Moowe had crawled inside to explore and accidentally gotten sealed up! When she was finally freed, Mee Moowe had lost half her body weight and according to the vet, she was showin’ all the typical symptoms of starvation.

Unfortunately, the vet also told the Barths that Hawaii’s strict health rules for pets brought into the state meant that poor Mee Moowe hadda spend more three more months away from them, in quarantine because she hadn’t had her shots before the trip.

I somehow think Mee Moowe woulda MUCH rather had the (whisper) s-h-o-t-s than make the trip the way she did!

BONUS STORY:

I was mentionin’ to A. K. Pushkin one day that I didn’t have any Lost & Found stories from Ireland & I figured that must mean that the Irish took better care of their kitties. Well, he found me a story that happened not long ago to a kitty named Lilou who belonged to a guy named Eric Biec of North County Dublin. One day Lilou wandered down to the Malahide DART station and got on the 10:30 train to Dublin City Centre!

A passenger handed her over to station staff and word went out by way of the media and Twitter. Thanks to hundreds of tweets and retweets, worried Dad Eric was reunited with his wanderin’ kitty!

Lilou has made history by bein’ the very first animal to be issued with her very own rail card! Corporate Communications Manager at Iarnród Éireann Barry Kenny says

“Just in the off chance that she does travel again with us, we are going to issue her with her own smart card for the future, so that if she does decide to take the DART again she will have a valid ticket.”

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow❀

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01/25/2016 10:01.47 AM Report This Comment
Jan 24th Angel Sunday ~ Angel Smokey ~
Don’t ask my brother Angel Smokey “were you born in a barn?”, because he’ll say YES and be proud of it! Here’s his story:

“One day a family came to visit, bringing four little humans. We kittens weren't afraid, we let them pet us and love us and pick us up!

“When the visit was over I was in the back seat of the car with those kids on my way to my new forever home! I had never lived in a house before, there were all kinds of new experiences for me and it was the beginning of a very wonderful life together. I’m proud to say that I helped to raise those kids into grown humans who respect and love animals!

“My favourite was Big Bro Joe, and here’s part of the reason. When I was about 2 years old the humans noticed I was having trouble peeing. Dad took me straight to the vet and the news was that I had a urinary blockage and needed surgery right away or I would die. Mom & Dad had four little kids and not a lot of money, and when he heard how much the surgery would cost Dad thought there was no choice but to send me over the Bridge. After all, he said, who knew how long a cat might live anyway?

“Dad came home to tell Mom and the kids so they could have a chance to say goodbye. Well, Big Bro Joe who was six years old broke into tears. I was his special friend who slept with him every night and he didn’t want me to go over the Bridge! He pleaded “You can have all the money in my bank account, just please save Smokey”. Dad’s heart was really touched and he called the vet, who said there was one procedure they could do that cost a lot less, in fact about the same as it would have cost to send me over the Bridge. The problem was that it could only fix the problem this one time, it might not stay fixed for long, and they’d have to change my food for the rest of my life if there was any hope of my never getting another blockage.

“Everyone said DO IT!! So they did, and soon I was home and doing great. Mom & Dad found a store brand with an acceptable ash content and for the rest of my life Dad bought it by the case whenever it came on sale.”

The rest of Angel Smokey’s life turned out to be another 15 years, and when his time did come to cross the Bridge it was Big Bro Joe who held him as he started on his way.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/24/2016 10:32.55 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 23rd ~
Today I have a coupla very lucky kitties to tell ya about, and wouldja believe they are both named Charlie?

Charlie #1 showed up at Fort Wayne Indiana Animal Care and Control on April 21st, 2014. Nothin’ so much unusual there. Not even so unusual that Charlie was 10 years old. But after the shelter scanned Charlie for a microchip and found one identifyin’ Virginia Fryback as his owner, things got unusual.

Ms. Fryback was shocked because Charlie had disappeared five years earlier and she thought she'd never see him again! She thanks the veterinarian who convinced her to get the microchip way back when Charlie was a kitten.

Charlie’d better thank that vet, too. A FWACC spokesperson told reporters “The chip has likely saved Charlie’s life because most people choose to adopt a much younger cat.”
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Charlie #2 is from way over in Stubbington, Hampshire, England. He’s a black & white guy who lived with Jo and Ade Haigh from 7 weeks old until the day in 2006 when he went outside and didn’t come back in. His people searched the area, put up “lost” posters and contacted all the local vets, but no Charlie!

Since then the Haighs moved more than two miles away but one day in October 2012 Mrs. Haigh was back in the old neighbourhood to look a bungalow her mother was thinkin’ about buyin’ when she, her mother and sister noticed a cat sittin’ on a wall outside of a house.

“I was immediately 99.9 per cent sure it was Charlie.” She said. “He was a lot skinnier but came straight over to me and responded to his name.

“We went and spoke to the man who lived there and he told me he had been feeding Charlie for about two and a half years.”

To the vet the kitty went to scan for a microchip, and he was definitely the long-lost Charlie!

A few things besides the address have changed since Charlie disappeared in 2006. The family now included 13 month old twins, two other cats and two dogs. But Charlie’s Mom said that even at 16 years old, Charlie was settlin’ in and takin’ even the twins in stride.

She also said that she’s so happy to have Charlie back that she’s scared to let him out of the house again.

I think that’s just as well!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/23/2016 10:06.11 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 22nd ~
It started one night in spring of 2014 when Ann Bosche of Lucedale, Mississippi was out walkin’ her d-o-g and found a kitty in her front yard. “We get several dogs and cats dropped off in this neighborhood so I figured this was another one,” Ann to reporters. “What came out from under that bush was a large, beautiful cat with a white tip on his tail. I said, ‘Aren’t you a fancy thing?”

And so she started to call him Mr. Fancy. He stuck around for a month, comin’ to Ann’s house every day for food and it was more than enough time for her to fall hard for him. But she & her husband already had a dog and two cats and he wanted to take this one to the local shelter. So Ann reluctantly put Mr. Fancy in a kitty carrier and “ … dropped him off and an attendant took him to the back where the cages are. When he brought me my carrier, he said that the cat was back there banging his head against the iron cage door. I cried the five miles back to my house.”

Ann kept checkin’ the shelter’s website, hopin’ to find updates on Mr. Fancy but never did see any. She hoped that meant someone had adopted him right away. But soon she found out that he had escaped from the shelter just 20 minutes after she’d left him there. She felt awful!

Then, early one morning about a month after she had last seen Mr. Fancy, Ann woke up to the sound of her husband talking to someone in the kitchen. She got up to see what the heck was goin’ on.

“I looked at the clock and wondered who was at my house at 5:30am,” she said. “I got up to see and what I found was nothing short of a miracle. I saw a cat, sitting at my husband’s feet, talking to him … and when he flipped his tail around, there was the white tip. I started crying and quietly said ‘Oh my baby, Hi Fancy.’ He turned, saw me and ran to me, talking and squealing the whole way.”

Well, there was no WAY her husband could argue with that! “This cat spent a month traveling along busy streets, rail road lines, and rough neighborhoods trying to find me,” Ann said. “I think he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to my house. I love him so much and feel we were meant to be together. He belongs here. Mr. Fancy will never want for a home, food or love again.”

A guardian Angel? Well (blush), it WAS one of my earliest assignments …

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/22/2016 11:40.07 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 21st ~
I gotta thank my pal Toby for this story that comes outta Bennington, Mass. It’s about a kitty named “Monster Cat” who belonged to a lady named Karen Halvorsen and would always share a special spot on her pillow. They were separated on Oct. 28, 2010, the one time Monster Cat was allowed to go outside.

So began a three-year ordeal that consumed much of Halvorsen’s life. She placed classified ads regularly in the Bennington Banner and when she would go to check out a lead she always took a bit of Monster Cat's hair from his pillow. She would also try to lure him in with familiar noises, like the sound of a food dish bein’ filled.

People told Halvorsen she was crazy, to get a new cat and move on with her life. "I couldn't live not knowing," she said. She could not have given up on him anymore than she could have forgotten one of her children.

Halvorsen reunited at least one other pet owner with their cat during her search, and she adopted a third cat, "Scooby," which someone had brought to her thinking it was the lost Monster Cat.

Ultimately it was Facebook and a rescue group that led to Monster Cat's homecoming in October 2013, after three long years.

A kitty fittin’ Monster Cat's description was bein’ fed by some people who saw his picture in the newspaper ads and used Facebook's "tag" function to notify Kaila Drosehn, rescue manager for Northern Berkshire Cat Rescue, who came to check things out.

The kitty was in such bad shape that Drosehn didn’t call Ms. Halvorsen for a few weeks because she did not know if he would live. Meanwhile, she paid for his vet treatments because "I had a white cat that somebody poisoned, so I had a soft spot for him,"

When Ms. Halvorsen first drove to the shelter to take a look she wasn’t sure if this sick, battered kitty was her Monster Cat. The second time, she brought Monster Cat's pillow. She broke into tears when the he recognized his old sleeping pillow and then his owner.

The plan had been to let the kitty recuperate for a few more days but Halvorsen could not bear to part with him again and so took him home, where he continued to get better. Even though he was eatin’ more and getting’ used to his house mates, he still showed the marks of a hard three years.

Halvorsen paid for a second classified ad to run after Monster Cat was found. It reads in part, "I would like to thank all of the people who cared, prayed, & kept their eyes open for him!"

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote CoCo #179504 in July, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ a proud CC baby always!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ Thanks for the good times!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

01/21/2016 09:58.36 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 20th ~
Okay, you kitties know that I am a Siberian, right? My good pal K. Bennie tells me that in the language of my furfathers my name translates to “Zefir”. That’s pronounced like a worried Frenchman “ze FEAR!” Oh, I do gotta love that language!

Anyway, where I am goin’ with all this is that I hadda roar my Harley ALL the way to Russia to pick up this next story for ya. Yekaterinburg, to be exact. Where in November 2014, some workers laid new concrete pavement outside an apartment block. The humans who lived in the apartment soon noticed there was another problem with this new pavement. It … well, it kinda meowed!

I kid you not. It would appear that when they laid out the new pavement, there was a little teeny space. You KNOW how we felines love our little crawly spaces, and it WAS November, and a kitty did what kitties do. And was still hunkered in there when the concrete was poured!

Neighbours heard the mewing from the pavement and desperately tried to contact those in charge. Resident Ramiro Sokolov said: "I and some of the other neighbours rang the council but they said they weren't to blame and passed us onto the works office. They said they weren't to blame either, and had subcontracted it out to a private company.

"When we traced them, they also said they couldn't help as they needed the council's permission to dig the pavement up again. But then we couldn't find in the council exactly who should authorise permission – at least in time to save the animal.”

By this time, 10 days had gone by and the mews were becoming weaker. The group of neighbours decided to bypass the red tape & get the kitty out their very own selves. And after about 5 hours of sledgehammerin’ the new concrete, they eventually got to the kitty who was hungry, dehydrated, but otherwise unharmed.

According to the UK’s Daily Mirror the owner said:

“I had lost her 10 days ago, I didn’t know where she was and it’s great to have her back. I’m really grateful to all those people who got involved, and I have no idea how she ended up in the space under the walkway. I assume she must have been looking for mice.”

The Hairballz Rainbow Riders & I have duly delivered a case of vodka to Ramiro and his band of hero humans. Block pawty in Yekatarinburg!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote CoCo #179504 in July, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ a proud CC baby always!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ Thanks for the good times!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

01/20/2016 09:48.30 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 19th ~
Here I am again, CC’s own little gray & white Scheherazade! I’m sure glad I don’t hafta do this for 1001 Arabian Nights, mol, though I’m sure the stories are out there!

This one comes by way of the KC Pet Project in Kansas City MO, and it’s about how they helped a tomcat who’d been missin’ from his special person for 7 long years!

The kitty’s name is Lutece, and he belonged to Franc, an Executive Chef in Kansas City. Lutece disappeared from his owner during a move back in 2008. He never returned home, even with Franc going back over and over again for several months to search for him. But in May 2015 someone turned a stray tomcat with an injured paw in to KC Pet Project. They scanned for a microchip and found one.

“We weren’t able to reach anyone at the phone numbers listed for him,” rescue workers said “but Franc had listed a friend as an emergency contact for his cat’s microchip registration who help us get in touch with him.”

When Franc, who is from France, saw Lutèce he began speaking to him in French as he did so long ago. Lutèce, who had been a very quiet kitty in the shelter, immediately began meowing back loudly and extending his paw to Franc through the kennel door. The rescue workers said their hearts just melted!

“For a kitty to be perceived as a community cat for many years to turn out to be an owned kitty and be microchipped for all this time is pretty cool. It's spectacular,” said Stephanie Bell, with KC Pet Project.

“It's a miracle that this was happening,” said happy catdad Franc.

And Lutece? He didn’t have too much to say except “youch”. See, Franc decided it was about time to get his pal neutered, and he had KC Pet Project take care of that right away.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/19/2016 10:38.40 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 18th ~
Those kitties in England sure do get themselves in some situations! This story comes from Cornwall, and it’s about a kitty named Woosie who wandered off from home and found himself livin’ the feline dream.

In 2011 Woosie was four years old and belonged to a couple named Helen & Philip Johns, and he lived your normal average feline life much like Yours Truly did for my years on earth. Woosie was allowed to go adventuring in the yard & would always return to his comfy house. Until the day he didn’t. And his humans began to worry and wonder.

But while his people worried, Woosie was livin’ the high life. Not long after he vanished from his home, he showed up at the Ginsters pasty factory 33 miles away! How he got there is anyone’s guess, but the best guess is that he mighta slipped inside a delivery truck or in another vehicle going to the area.

Now in case ya thought I made a typo back there, a pasty is a special kind of meat pie that Cornwall is well known for. They look kinda like calzones and they’re made of beef, kidney, chicken, bacon, all the things that kitties love!

Anyway, workers at the plant quickly took to the kitty and dubbed him “George”. They kept him around, feedin’ him on scraps of the delectable pastys and sandwiches, and even allowed him free reign of the office during the day. In return, “George” would meet workers outside every morning. But the adventure came to an end early in February 2014 when workers decided to take their mascot to be checked out at the local vets.

The vet scanned for a microchip, and Woosie returned to his home – considerably fatter than when he left, mol. The Johns said they were “gobsmacked” when they received the call from the vet.

“He came home on Tuesday evening, came straight into the house and just stretched out in the chair as if nothing had happened,” Mrs. Johns said. “He’s like Lord Muck. It’s surreal. He’s unfazed by it.”

Think Woosie might be purrsuaded to use his connections to score us a case of pastys?

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/18/2016 10:05.42 AM Report This Comment
Jan 17th Angel Sunday ~ Angel Jezebel ~
Angel Jezebel is the quietest of our family’s Angels, but she’s a very important member of the family and she has had quite a life!

Jezebel was born in the outskirts of Belleville, Ontario, where a very nice lady found her whole fur family just after a cold spell in November 1967. And I DO mean “cold spell”, we are talkin’ Southern Ontario here! For four days in the middle of that November it stayed pretty much below freezing and went as low as 6 degrees F. With 5 inches of snow on the ground and winds gusting up to 40 mph, Jezebel & her siblings would have been about 4 weeks old.

The nice lady took the kitty family in and cared for them, but the exposure had already cost Jezebel an outer ear & toes on one foot , plus an eye infection left her with a permanent bald patch around one eye. As if that wasn’t enough hardship in the kittens’ 8 short weeks on this earth, early in December their fur mom was killed on the road.

About this time, my Mom was a little girl who wanted another kitty very badly, a year and a half after losin’ her Angel Pierre. Angel Granddad had felt so bad about Pierre that he wasn’t ready to care about another kitty yet, but he cared about my Mom and one night after supper she went downstairs to find Angel Granddad washin’ down Angel Pierre’s old litter box. When she asked why, Angel Granddad said gruffly “if we’re going to have another cat, it’s going to need a litter box”. Well, Mom’s heart leaped and that very night she & Angel Granddad drove off to check out the ad the nice lady had placed for the orphan kittens.

When Mom laid eyes on the ball of tortoiseshell fluff that was Jezebel, she thought this was the most beautiful kitty that could ever be. It was the beginning of 12 ½ years together that included many moves, including a cross-country flight. Jezebel was one pampered kitty, Mom had a leash for her and brushed her almost every day. Jezebel was with Mom through her teenage years, early marriage and (shudder) the first two human kittens before it came time to say goodbye, much too soon.

Mom says that in a lot of ways, Moji Blackbear reminds her of Angel Jezebel. While I usually take the credit, I do hafta admit that Angel Jezebel mighta also had just a little bit of a paw in bringin’ Mojo into the family.

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

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01/17/2016 11:13.29 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 16th ~
Well I tell ya, an Angel’s work is never done! Some of the situations that kitties manage to get themselves into …. Take this 10 year old tabby named Crockett for example:

Crockett lived in London, England with his pet pawrents Bill and Pauline Low happily enough … until March 23, 2014 when the Lows got themselves a new couch and decided to donate the old one to a second-hand store. This involved a little bit of disassembly, and during the short time the bottom of the couch was open, it appears that Crockett decided to go explorin’ and managed to get himself trapped inside!

When it arrived at the thrift store, the couch went through "normal routine checks" by employees before being sold on March 27, 2014. One day later, the BBC reports, the new owners heard meowing from beneath the material — and then saw two claws poking out.

Here’s where the new owners of the second-hand furniture did a first-class act: They ripped up the sofa to free the terrified (not to mention hungry) kitty, tracked down his owners and returned him.

During Crockett’s five days in sofa solitary, Mom Pauline was “devastated” that her cat was missing, and was “delighted” to have him back. "We can't believe how he must have tucked himself into the sofa during the short time the bottom was removed and remained silent for so long," she told interviewers from the BBC

Crockett’s furniture rippin’ rescuers asked to remain anonymous, but told the BBC, ''We are so thrilled that he is safe and sound and was found in time."

Like I said, an Angel’s work is never done!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow❀

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote CoCo #179504 in July, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ a proud CC baby always!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ Thanks for the good times!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

01/16/2016 11:07.25 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 15th ~
There’s frost all over the ground and on my whiskers too, but I am here with yet another happy story!

The one I have for ya today comes all the way from Staffordshire, Engand, and it’s about an orange & white kitty named Jesse, 18 months old, who in May of 2006 was headed to the vet for his (whisper ) s-h-o-t-z .. I mean –s. Well, guess Jesse didn’t like those things any more than the rest of us do. Or maybe his crate wasn’t fastened just right. Or maybe both.

Anyway, things went wrong and Jesse "… hurled himself at the front of the cat box and broke the door off," said his owner, Lesley Corbett.

"He was last seen heading off up by the side of the vet's and running hell for leather."

The Corbett’s six year old daughter Grace was devastated, because Jesse had been a special present just for her and she loved him a whole bunch. The whole family searched the town for days and put up posters. "We always hoped he was being looked after somewhere and, at some point, he might find his way back home," Mrs. Corbett told the BBC. But as years went by, that hope was getting’ pretty thin.

Fast forward to February 2014, when the Corbetts got a call from the vet … yes, the SAME vet, who told them that another client had brought in a stray cat that had been hanging around their house, and that the kitty’s microchip showed he was their missing Jesse! Aside from a minor leg injury, Jesse was healthy.

'My daughters burst into tears as soon as I walked through the door with him – they have never forgotten him.’ Mrs. Corbett said. 'At first he didn’t appear to recognise us. But now that he’s been in the same house with everyone for a week, he’s beginning to realise who we are.'

'We have no idea where Jesse had been for eight years, all we know is he’s happy and healthy and we are so happy to have him back."

We hear that Jesse is bein’ just a bit spoiled these days … and I say he’s earned it!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote CoCo #179504 in July, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ a proud CC baby always!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ Thanks for the good times!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

01/15/2016 10:26.48 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 14th ~
So there I was just this past Monday the 11th, loggin’ off CC after a day of postin’ my blogs when a headline on the home page caught my eye. “Click that!” I said to Mom, and wouldn’t ya know, it was Stop the Presses time because there was a brand spankin’ new lost & found story right there!

It was about a kitty named Dolly, a rescue kitty who lives on the Isle of Wight with her family, the Murphy-Lathams who own VIP Guest Cottages. Well I guess spendin’ so much time around vacationers gave Dolly a bit of the wanderlust because she decided to take a trip of her own. It just so happened that not far from Dolly’s place there was a luxury yacht docked, about to leave for a 5 week holiday stay in Poole on Dorset. Dolly slipped on board the steamliner and tagged along on the 30 mile trip, and it wasn’t long till a family spotted her in one of the cabins.

The family took care of Dolly as their “vacation kitty” but then, worried about what would happen to her after the trip, they took her to the vet where they discovered her microchip and traced her to her real family.

"Dolly has gone missing before but she always stayed on the island,” owner Debs Murphy-Latham told The Daily Mail after receiving the call about cat Dolly’s whereabouts on Saturday. "I would never have expected that she’d make it all the way to Poole. I think she has developed a taste for the high life. It’s not the first time she’s tried to board a yacht.”

In fact, Dolly was actually on indoors house arrest at the Guest Cottages after makin’ her way onto a yacht back in November, but early in December when the family’s two children were getting’ ready for school one morning she managed to slip outside, never to be seen again. Or so her family worried.

"We were all very upset when she went missing,” said Murphy-Latham. "We just didn’t know what had happened.”

On Sunday, the owners of the yacht drove Dolly down to Southampton, where Murphy-Latham and her two daughters, Natasha and Annabelle, met them after having taken a high-speed ferry from Cowes, allowing the seafaring Dolly one last high seas voyage.

"My daughters will have to peel themselves off the ceiling, they are so excited to have her back,” said Murphy-Latham. "I’d quite like her to stay put this time so she might be spending a few weeks indoors just until she remembers where she lives.”

And my advice to Dolly? Next time ya get the hankerin’ for adventure, get a Harley like a sensible kitty!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote CoCo #179504 in July, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ a proud CC baby always!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ Thanks for the good times!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

01/14/2016 11:03.39 AM Report This Comment
~ A. Mallow's Lost & Found - Jan 13th ~
Another day, another cool story about a lost kitty who found their way home! This one comes outta Melbourne Australia and the kitty wasn’t actually lost, but it is still an awesome reunion story.

See, what happened was that a human named Michael Close hadda move away from Australia and couldn’t take his kitty Chopper with him. Michael was heartbroken but his mother came to the rescue and agreed to take Chopper in. But when Mom discovered that Chopper wasn’t happy in her place with her other cat, she found him a new, loving home. And all was well for Chopper for a few years.

But then Chopper’s new owner crossed the Bridge and Chopper found himself in a shelter, once again lookin’ for a home.

Meanwhile, not long afterwards, Michael Close had moved back to Melbourne, and his kids wanted a cat. He’d never forgotten his Chopper but had lost track of him once his mother had re-homed him, so there was Michael, browsin’ through the website of the local shelter … when he saw a picture of a kitty that looked just like his Chopper.

Michael couldn’t believe the resemblance, and of course WE know it was much more than a resemblance. And soon enough, so did Michael. When he went to visit the shelter, he and Chopper recognized each other right away. Part of Chopper’s ear is missing so Close was sure it was him. Then, he called Chopper’s name.

“I called out his original name and he lifted his head straight away,” he said. “We say it was meant to be,” Close told the Herald Sun.

"It was a really unbelievable moment. It was like a lost family member coming home,” Close said.
Chopper didn’t take much time getting reacquainted with his previous home.

Close said it was as if he had never left. "He came in and knew where he was immediately. He went straight upstairs to his little napping spot."

So in this very strange series of events, Michael Close and his special guy Chopper were reunited … after FIVE YEARS!

❀ Your January COTM Candidate, Angel Mallow ❀

Come visit me, Family Album ~ Vote CoCo #179504 in July, Angel Jezebel ~ Love is forever, K Mike ♥ Q L Dolly and Mom Janada always, Moji Blackbear ~ a proud CC baby always!, Q.A. Mallow (MJ) & OJ ~ Thanks for the good times!, Angel Smokey ♥ Angel PawPaw & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ Together Forever!.

01/13/2016 09:47.32 AM Report This Comment
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