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

Misty Blue ( MEMORY PAGE) THANKS FOR COTD1-31-09

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Hi! My name is Misty Blue ( MEMORY PAGE) THANKS FOR COTD1-31-09

I am Domestic Longhair from Rocky Face, GA

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Age: 27 years old

Gender: F

Coat: long haired

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My favorite tricks and treats are: Chicken

Where I hang out: Outside

My favorite grubs: She ate Frisky's dry cat food

My pet peeves: Not being able to go outside when she wanted. She didn't like to stay in the house.

What I love about my owners: She spoils me

My cat hobbies: She loved to hunt.

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I've had 19242 friends visit me.

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3,910 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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HI SWEET ANGEL
flying by to remember and honor your crossing the rainbow bridge i know you are missed very much and here's a vote, peace, luv and angel purrs...angel bootz # 2601

Come visit me, angel bootz #2601...WE'RE HOME, angel tikki #33474...WE'RE HOME, meeko..2602....WE'RE HOME, meeko & angel bootz~WE'RE HOME & dame rosie # 212287....WE'RE HOME.

02/08/2014 08:30.29 PM Report This Comment
Hello Angel Misty Blue
Pawing by to honor you on the 18th anniversary of your crossing. You were really a beautiful girl and I'm sure you are a pretty angel too.

Kisses,
Q Sissy
             

Come visit me, ♥K Casper Todd♥ COTM August 2007, ♥ Q MerryBelle ♥ COTM Dec 2007 & ♥Q Sissy♥ COTM July 2007.

02/08/2014 06:39.39 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue,
My goodness, you're such a beautiful kitty! I am pawing on by to honour you on the anniversary of your crossing to the Bridge. I'm sending your Mom a big bouquet of the yellow rose of Texas and to you I'm floating up a dozen blue and silver balloons filled with catnip mist -- just pop and enjoy! When I get to the Bridge and find you, the first thing I want to do is touch your soft, white fur. It looks so luxurious!

Leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

Purrs & kitty kisses,
K.Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

02/08/2014 10:02.04 AM Report This Comment
3892 .~>*<~.WHYSKRS #10378 UPDATE .~>*<~.
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was high 24 & low was 21 this morning, now it's 24 feels like 23 with humidity 88% & wind is 6 MPH N. Saturday's suppose to be Rain & High 40.

~...>*<...~♥~...>*<. ..~♥~...>*<...~♥~. ..>*<...~♥~...>*<...~

♥ It has been snowing here non-stop since early this morning and it's 23 degrees which happens to be our High. So far for the 2 days we have gotten about 10 inches of snow.

♥ Dr. Nancy returned mom's call this morning and asked if the blood was from his butt which mom said "no" that it's from his pee pee area. She was surprised as mom was, too, since his Urinalysis came back good on Tuesday. She also asked if he is eating the Royal Canin Urinary SO which mom also said "yes". Mom did not have to take him in, but she went ahead and prescribed another antibiotic (Orbax). Whyskrs 10378 gets 2.5mls once a day and we pray it takes care of his problem.

♥ Aunt Anita called mom this morning and asked if her & dad could take her kitty SIMBA 42486 to her vet as he has been losing lots of blood in his urine. The vet is keeping Simba over night. Simba is Anita's oldest kitty at age 22 years and now deaf. Please keep him in your prayers.

♥ Thank you for my 8th COTD today!!!! I was so surprised when mom got an email from CC Headquarters saying I won!!!! I will hopefully start my Thank yous tomorrow.

~...>*<...~♥~...>*<. ..~♥~...>*<...~♥~. ..>*<...~♥~...>*<...~

...~:♥:~...FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES...~:♥:~...

♥ MISTY BLUE #79430 - 2/8/1996

ADOPTIVERSARIES: NONE LISTED

You can read our messages on the CMR page 46883 as we try to make it a point to post one there everyday.

...~:♥:~...PLEASE VOTE FOR 2014...~:♥:~...

♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR FEBRUARY 2014 IS:
.~:*:~.TUCKER 219145~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR FEBRUARY 2014 IS:
.~*~.HARLEY 167973.~*~. on DC.

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}
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Come visit me, Q. Pappoose "Forever Sleep 4-10-2006 to 4-24-2012", BABY KNIGHT July 18, 1998 to May 20, 2010, Patch Girl Knight (OG) #12767 Photo: 5/15/2013, Suezee Knight (OG) #11528 Photo: 1/24/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 Photo 2/12/2014, Sassee Knight #10605 Photo 5/27/2013, SIX Knight (Sweet Memories 5/15/01-7/03/06), Ebbonny Knight Forever Sleep 8/14/2000 to 3/9/2011, Sweet Pea ~ Forever Sleep 5-15-2001 to 2-25-2011, Tipper Claflin-Knight (7/15/1989 - 7/23/2008), BAHNEETAH KNIGHT #10641 PHOTO: 8/03/2013, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 1/31/2013, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 3/29/2013, K. RHOAMIN KNIGHT - COTM KING OF JULY 2008, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

02/07/2014 05:36.08 PM Report This Comment
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We will be temporarily disabling the ability to redeem reward items from the Club Rewards catalog from Sunday, December 22, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014. Many of our team members who are in charge of processing the rewards redemptions will be out of the office for the holidays. You will be able to begin redeeming rewards again on Monday, January 6, 2014. 12/20/2013 01:47.27 PM
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Sorry this is a day late. I want to thank you for my vote of yesterday. I hope you're having a great Monday and have a wonderful week.

I'm enclosing a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

Purrs & kitty kisses,
King Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

11/04/2013 03:49.51 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Sorry this is a day late. My secretary decided to close up shop a bit early yesterday evening.

I want to thank you for my vote yesterday. I'm enclosing a vote for you and wishes for a blessed day.

Purrs & kitty kisses,
King Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

11/03/2013 08:14.53 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue,
Thank you for your kind concatulations. I hope I won't disappoint during this month. After a while, we will be touring the great State of Texas. Have a wonderful Caturday.

Enclosing a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

Purrs & kitty kisses,
King Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

11/02/2013 09:44.23 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Happy Halloween! Have some catnip candy and some ghost catnip toys. Thank you so much for all your support throughout my catpaign. I hope you enjoy today's story:

DAY 31

The Cat Who is a Station Master
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Tama (born April 29, 1999) is a calico cat who is the station master at Kishi Station in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

In April 2006 the Wakayama Electric Railway converted all stations on the Kishigawa Line from manned to unmanned in an effort to cut costs. Station masters were selected from employees of local businesses near each station. For Kinokawa railway station, Toshiko Koyama, the neighborhood grocer, was selected as station master. Koyama had adopted Tama and other stray cats, and he fed them at the station.

In January 2007, railway officials decided to officially name Tama the station master. As station master her primary duty is to greet passengers. The position comes with a stationmaster's hat; in lieu of a salary, the railway provides Tama with free cat food.

The publicity from Tama's appointment led to an increase in ridership by 17% for that month as compared to January 2006; ridership statistics for March 2007 showed a 10% increase over the previous financial year. A study has estimated that the publicity surrounding Tama's has contributed 1.1 billion Yen to the local economy. In January 2008, Tama was promoted to "super station master" in a ceremony attended by the president of the company and the mayor; as a result of her promotion, she is "the only female in a managerial position" in the company. Her new position has an "office" — a converted ticket booth containing a litter box.

Her staff consists of two feline assistant stationmasters, Chibi (born May 12, 2000) and an orange tabby cat named Miiko (born October 3, 1998). 

Thank you so much for my daily vote and your kind continued support of my catpaign. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883 and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/31/2013 08:12.31 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Thank you for my COTM vote, dear kitty. Here, have some fresh pumpkin bread. I hope you enjoy the story I picked for today:

DAY 30: HERO CAT

The Cat Who Has Bionic Legs 
Oscar lost his two rear paws in an encounter with a combine harvester in October 2009. Owners Kate and Mike Nolan took him to their local veterinarian, Peter Haworth. In turn, the vet referred Oscar to Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, a neuro-orthopedic surgeon in Eashing, a few miles southwest of London.

The 2-1/2 year old black cat with green eyes was outfitted with metallic pegs that link the ankle to the foot. Oscar is now back on his feet, walking, running, and jumping.
Together with biomedical engineering experts, Fitzpatrick gave Oscar two metal prosthetic implants that are a bit wobbly, to imitate a cat's natural walk.  Fitzpatrick said he and biomedical engineers designed the artificial paws so that they would be fused to the bone and skin. "That allows this implant to work as a seesaw on the bottom of the animal's limbs to give him (an) effectively normal gait," he said. "Oscar can now run and jump about as cats should do."
The surgery will probably not be widely used, since the cost of the prosthetics are approximately $3,000 apiece, plus the cost of the operation itself.
Oscar isn't the first bionic cat, though he's the most noticeable.  In 2008, Fitzpatrick made an artificial knee for a cat named Missy who had been struck by a hit and run driver. Google Oscar the bionic cat!

Thank you so much for my daily vote and your kind continued support of my catpaign. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883 and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/30/2013 08:30.50 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Thank you for my COTM vote and your kind support. Here, have some pumpkin mice cream. I hope you enjoy the cat funny that I chose for today:

DAY 29: CAT FUNNIES

HOW TO GIVE YOUR CAT A PILL IN 10 EASY STEPS
(written by Glenda Moore)

1. Sit on sofa. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your elbow as though you were going to give a bottle to a baby. Talk softly to it.
2. With right hand, stroke cat's throat until it opens its mouth (be patient). Drop pill into mouth. Let go of cat, noticing the direction it runs.
3. Pick the pill up off the floor and go get the cat. Sit on floor in kitchen, wrap arm around cat as before, drop pill in mouth. Let go of cat, noticing the direction it runs.
4. Scoot across floor to pick up pill, and go find the cat. Bring it back into the kitchen. Hold cat as before, but hold down it front paws with forearm. Drop pill into mouth.
5. Pry claws from back legs out of your arm. Go get the cat, pick up half-dissolved pill from floor and drop it into garbage can.
6. Get new pill from bottle. Go into bathroom and get a fluffy towel. Stay in the bathroom with the cat, and close the door.
7. Sit on bathroom floor, wrap towel around kitty, leaving only his head exposed. Cradle kitty in the crook of your arm, and pick up pill off of counter.
8. Retrieve cat from top of shower door (you didn't know that cats can jump 5 feet straight up in the air, did you?), and wrap towel around it a little tighter, making sure its paws can't come out this time. With fingers at either side of its jaw, pry it open and pop pill into mouth. Quickly close mouth (his, not yours).
9. Sit on floor with cat in your lap, stroking it under the chin and talking gently to it for at least half an hour, while the pill dissolves.
10. Unwrap towel, open bathroom door. Wash off scratches in warm soapy water, comb your hair, and go find something to occupy your time for 7-1/2 hours; then repeat.

Thank you for your support of my catpaign and for my daily vote. You mean so much to me. I'm leaving a vote and wishes for a blessed day.
You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883 and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.
Remember Wednesday, October 30th is the Harvest Festival at Sandy's #134659. Fun will be had by all!
Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/29/2013 03:15.48 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Sweetie, don't worry about a couple of missed votes, please. I thank you very much for my Monday vote today. I hope you like the story that I've chosen for today:

DAY 28

CAN A LOST CAT FIND HER WAY HOME?
(Excerpt from Why Do Cats Sulk? by Arline Bleeker)

Indeed she can. And the list of incredible “Lost Cat Returns Home” stories is as long as some of the journeys themselves.

Like the one about a yellow tomcat belonging to an Army sergeant. When the sergeant was transferred from Kokomo, Indiana, to Augusta, Georgia – a distance of 700 miles – he took the kitty with him. The cat made that trip in a closed box on an express train, so there was no possible way she ever could have known the route. Well, imagine how surprised the sergeant was when his kitty disappeared and showed up back in Indiana in less than three weeks?

A cat's uncanny ability to travel enormous distances over totally unknown territory to return to their homes is called psi trailing. For decades, it's been under serious study by Duke University's parapsychology laboratory. Still, no one quite understands exactly how cats do this.

Psi trailing certainly demonstrates a cat's amazing physical (perhaps even supernatural, some say) ability – not to mention her loyalty, devotion and love. But many experts laugh at the weird theories and suggest instead that the true answer is not so bizarre.

Your cat's amazing homing ability may rely on a built-in navigation system similar to that used by birds. She subconsciously registers the angle of the sun at certain times of day.

When she's taken away from home, she finds her way back again by using a combination of internal biological clocks, trial and error and the angle of the sun. She's so good at doing this that she doesn't even need a clear day to navigate – she's that sensitive to the earth's magnetic fields.

Regardless, let's say the cat doesn't use supernatural power but actually manages to find her way back home over several hundred unknown miles based on this complicated scientific formula. I think that's still pretty amazing. Don't you?

Again, I thank you all so very much for your love and support. I couldn't be doing this without my CC furiends. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news at the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

Don't forget the Harvest Festival on October 30th at Sandy's #134659. Fun will be had by all!

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/28/2013 11:26.14 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
I hope you like today's offering!

WELCOME AT RAINBOW BRIDGE 
by Alexander Theodore, Bouvier, Fourth Year Resident

On the morning of September 11, 2001, there was an unprecedented amount of activity at the Rainbow Bridge. Decisions had to be made. They had to be made quickly. And, they were. 
An issue, not often addressed here, is the fact that many residents really have no loved one for whom to wait. Think of the pups who lived and died in hideous puppy mills. No one on earth loved or protected them. What about the many who spent unhappy lives tied in backyards? And all the dogs and cats who were abused. Who are they to wait for? 
We don't talk about that much up here. We share our loved ones as they arrive, happy to do so. But we all know there is nothing like having your very own person who thinks you are the most special pup or kitty in the Heavens.
That Tuesday morning a request rang out for pups and kitties not waiting for specific persons to volunteer for special assignment.  An eager, curious crowd surged excitedly forward, each one wondering what the assignment would be. 
They were told by a solemn voice that unexpectedly, all at once, over 5,000 loving people had left Earth long before they were ready.  All the pups and kitties, as all pups and kitties do, felt the humans' pain deep in their own hearts. Without hearing more, there was a clamoring among them - "May I have one to comfort?" "I'll take two, I have a big heart." "I have been saving kisses forever." 
One after another they came forward begging for assignment. One cozy-looking fluffy kitty hesitantly asked, "Are there any children coming? I would be very comforting for a child 'cause I'm  soft and squishy and I always wanted to be hugged." A group of  Dalmatians came forward asking to meet the Firemen and be their friends. The larger working breeds offered to greet the Police Officers and make them feel at home. Little dogs and kitties volunteered to do what they do best, cuddle and kiss. 
Dogs and cats who on Earth had never been given a kind word  or a pat on the head, stepped forward and said, "I will love any human who needs love."
Then all the dogs and cats, wherever on Earth they originally came from, rushed to the Rainbow Bridge and stood waiting, overflowing with love to share -- each tail wagging a little American Flag. 

Thank you all so very much for your loving brotherly and sisterly support. I love you all. I'm leaving a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news at the CMR Page #46883 daily, and don't forget to pray for the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/23/2013 09:05.03 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Thank you so much for my daily vote and especially for your generous continued support. Here, have some blueberry donuts I have for you. Today will be the last in our Zodiac series; I hope you enjoy it.

DAY 20

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE PISCES CAT
(February 20 – March 20)

The mystique of the Pisces cat is that of a dream set afloat upon the infinite seas of imagination. This aura is an endowment from Neptune, planetary ruler of Pisces and the namesake in ancient mythology of the god of the seas. In Astrology, Neptune is called both the planet of illusion and self-deception: It is the author of the most extraordinary feats of creativity among its human Piscean natives and, simultaneously, the instigator of their most egregious and self-destructive delusions. These complicated possibilities are oddly suggested in the feline of this last zodiacal house. A yearning for total understanding of life, in oneself and in others, and a desperate, if abstract, desire for completion form the syndrome which mystically colours the face, motions, and relationships of the Piscean cat. Known in Astrology as the most gentle of all the sun signs, Pisces is tender beyond belief, eliciting a “pull” in others to protect this creature against its own terribly obvious vulnerability. An excess of sympathy toward all living, feeling entities forms a major part of its mystique; the cat, like its human counterpart, empathizes with everyone. A cry of despair rends its heart and sends it flying to offer succor of the most sincere and profound nature. This impulse is in no small part an inherent trait stemming from Pisces' placement in the zodiac's Twelfth House. In Astrology, this sector is known as the house of secrets, sorrows, introspection, and self-undoing. The latter, sounding negative, actually implies an analytic undoing in order to “redo” oneself – a mystical process by which real unity with the universe is ultimately achieved. The cat of this highly complex astral synthesis can only approximate and suggest these infinite subtleties peculiar to the Piscean nature. Yet it is so ethereal and touching, moving hearts of the most unlikely people and the most hostile cats, that its Piscean essence does reign.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Sturm)

Thank you my dear furiends for giving me such loving support and all your votes to help me in my catpaign. I am leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/20/2013 04:10.24 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Thank you so very much for my daily vote and especially for your kind continued support. Have a great weekend!

DAY 19

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE AQUARIUS CAT
(January 21 – February 19)

The mystique of the Aquarius cat is abstracted, airy, and intellectual. Its wanderings are a weirdly eternal quest for truth which it seeks open-mindedly and often eccentrically. These traits are an endowment from Uranus, planetary ruler of Aquarius. In Astrology, Uranus is known as the planet of revolution and sudden, unpredictable events, and is considered the instigator of many wildly innovative human discoveries. This element of surprise and upheaval forms a definite part of the Aquarian cat's mystique, giving it an almost electrical fascination for people observing it in action. Like its human counterpart, the cat of this sun sign cares little for early substance, being wrought of Fixed Air. The Aquarian cat eats and sleeps for the sustenance to pursue its infinite inquiries into the nature of the world. This is the one cat in the zodiac who is totally without prejudices. It regards everyone and anyone as a possible source of new information, and observes them all with equal suspense. This trait is strengthened even more by the fact that Aquarius is the zodiac's Eleventh House, which rules friendship. This placement makes the Aquarian one of the most kindly and humane creatures in Astrology. All of its probing is really for the benefit of others and their ultimate well-being. If there is a particularly wondrous element in the mystique of the Aquarius cat, it is that this feline appears to love all humans and animals in its sphere. The water bearer, symbol of this sun sign, is depicted in Astrological drawings as one pouring forth the water (or balm) to those who thirst for it. Aquarius, by virtue of this astral heritage, has affections universal in concept. Part of its mystique, then, lies in the ability of the Aquarian feline to appear charitable as it goes from cat to cat. One sees it conferring, then bringing odd, sometimes edible items to other cats. Intelligence and broad love converge in the mystique of this eccentric.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Sturm)

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my catpaign and for following my blogs every day and voting. I am leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

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Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
I hope you're enjoying the Zodiac series. Thank you so much for my daily vote and especially for your continuing support of my catpaign.

DAY 18

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE CAPRICORN CAT
(December 22 – January 20)

The mystique of the Capricorn cat is that of a stately and dignified presence, ambitious beyond anything else, yet knowing that only service and time bring status. This heavy aura is an endowment from Saturn, planetary ruler of Capricorn. In Astrology, the planet Saturn is known as the “harvest” planet, allowing the native to reap only that which he has earnestly sown; it is also called “the Old Taskmaster” since it really never permits anyone to get away with anything shoddy or evil. With this astral influence governing its sun, the Capricornian cat takes life very seriously and part of its mystique is contained in a perceptible reverence for tradition and established customs. Owners of such a cat can observe this syndrome in watching the cat function in the home. Anyone near it can sense that the Capricorn feline is imbued with an inordinately human sense of earthly values. Indeed, it seems fascinated by all manner of status symbols, being the sign of Cardinal Earth, as well as a creature of Saturn. Great houses and construction attract this cat, for it is one of the zodiac's prime builders. Magnificent automobiles seem to please it as status symbols of today; glowing chandeliers entice it as enthralling reminders of the past. If the human Capricornian is more conscious of the flow of history than any other native in the zodiac, the feline of this genre is at least fractionally touched by this rare consciousness of the passage of time and the relevance of the immediate moment. Capricorn is the Tenth House of the zodiac, governing worldly status and relations with “superiors.” Thus, the Capricorn cat wants a high status among its peers, and all of its service to other cats and its compliance toward its owner are geared toward that end and no other. Part of its mystique lies in the extraordinary perseverance one can easily observe in this feline. Symbolised in Astrology by the mountain goat, Capricorn climbs slowly, circumventing all obstructions.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

I am in awe of the furiendship and wonderful support that you are giving me. Truer furiends one cannot find. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/18/2013 03:32.16 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Thank you so much for my daily vote. You support is kind and very appreciated. Here, have a catnip ghost lollipop.

DAY 17

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE SAGITTARIUS CAT
(November 23 – December 21)

The mystique of the Sagittarius cat is that of the g5and and visionary roamer exuding a sense of optimism and wonder as it explores the world. This aura is an endowment from Jupiter, planet of expansion and good luck, which rules the sign of Sagittarius. A love of reasonable explanation colours the motion and basic life force of the Sagittarian cat. Its sun sign symbolises the archer in Astrology, a hint to its inherently direct approach in all living things and the highest form of curiosity as to their motives. Part of the Sagittarian syndrome is an intuitive knowledge of one's enemies. Again the archer symbol is pertinent. For the Sagittarian, when confronted with real hostility, aims and shoots unerringly. One senses this ability to confront actual adversaries with unique competence; yet with the world in general, the Sagittarian cat, like the human of this sector, loves to “spar” with other cats just for the love of argument. Sagittarius is the pedant of the zodiac, who must come out the intellectual victor in any “discussion.” After all, does not the sign of the archer represent the philosopher and traveler of the zodiac? If meows can ever substitute for talk, they will be those issuing from the mouth of the hopelessly authoratative Sagittarian feline, who captures the roost in any verbal squabble. This ability to command other cats on what appears to be a purely “intellectual” level makes up much of the Sagittarian cat's mystique, and is ever more mystical as it manifests itself in the feline expression. Sagittarius, along with Gemini, is a terribly gregarious sun sign, its natives ever seeking to associate freely with a variety of types. When alone, Sagittarius is always longing for company. Because this sector constitutes the zodiac's Ninth House, governing distant travels and foreign relationships, the cat of this genre inevitably reflects these interests in its bearing, making its mystique a vast and universal one.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

I am so grateful for your continued support and true furiendship; God bless you. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Mark your calendar for October 30th for the Big Harvest Festival at Ana's #151490. Fun will be had by all!

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/17/2013 01:42.06 PM Report This Comment
purrss misty blue
weather warm and chilly mornings, have a blessed day prayers to all who need hugs whisker wonderful tigger sophie

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10/17/2013 05:10.16 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
Thank you so very much for my vote today. You're a very kind kitty.

DAY 16

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE SCORPIO CAT
(October 24 - November 22)

The mystique of the Scorpio cat is secretive, intense, and psychic, suggesting a stealthy feline who knows all manner of things which others do not. The suggestion of power that emanates from the Scorpio cat is an endowment from Mars, one of its planetary rulers. Pluto the other planetary ruler of this sign, endows the native with a knowledge of things pertaining to the life and death forces. In mythology, Pluto was known as the god of the underworld and a wealth of secrets were jealously guarded by him. This theme is evident in the syndrome of the Scorpion cat. Its penetrating gaze informs you that it is a creature apart imbued with strange a priori knowledge of people and other cats. Yet, as much as it is literally born knowing, Scorpio if forever on a quest to know much more! Often called the investigator of the zodiac, this native appears to be listening with a special ear, to be probing where no one else would be challenged to do a bit of detective work. Part of the Scorpio cat's mystique lies in its quiet self-mastery; it is an oddly repressed feline whose silence is pregnant with deepest emotional content, too precious to speak (or meow) of in public. The Fixed-Water element contributes to the intensity of the Scorpion mystique, compounding the most urgent sexuality in the zodiac with the instinct to control it. This is a key to the paradoxical nature of this sun sign, whose strange and introverted vitality is often a source of inspiration to others. Yet the peculiar ambitions of the Scorpio cat are so contradictory in nature as to prove, quite often, impossible. Thus the symbol of the scorpion depicted in Astrology as biting its own tail, ca be all too appropriate for some of these natives. Scorpio if the zodiac's Eight House, which governs death and sexual regeneration. These heavy, Plutonian subjects are reflected constantly in the expression of the Scorpio cat, the most haunting of them all.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

Thank you my dear furiend for all your kind support and words of sweetness to me. Without you, I could not be doing this catpaign. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news at the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Today is National Feral Cat Day. You may find out more about this at this website: www.nationalferalcatday.org

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

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10/16/2013 10:04.27 AM Report This Comment
hello misty blue
weather been wet and cold have a blessed day prayers to all who need hugs whisker kisses head bonks chili catnip angel marley mom wonderful tigger sophie

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10/15/2013 08:42.43 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 15

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE VIRGO CAT
(August 24 – September 23)

The mystique of the Virgo cat is one of earthly purity, suggesting a feline which has transcended all that is gross, unclean, and unhealthy. This aura is an endowment from Mercury, planetary ruler of Virgo, which makes both the human and animal native of this sign very wise and perceptive. In Astrology, Mercury is said to govern mind, and Virgoan cats are often astounding in the keenly intelligent impression they create. Swift-footed, the Virgo cat is never lazy, yet neither is it prodigious in leaping off roofs and other such hazardous feats. Part of its lovely mystique exudes from its careful self-protectiveness, its ability to discriminate between necessary work and bouts of feline folly which other cats undertake so readily. The sign of Virgo is second only to Pisces in its inherent gentleness. This quality, combined with the fastidiousness Virgo manifests in all its activities, helps to create the white, soft feeling which humans perceive about this special cat. Symbolized by the virgin, this native is so discriminating about other cats and so deeply repelled by dirty places that actual celibacy is possible for some born to this sign. The Virgo cat's mystique is coloured by the desire to give service more than the urge to enjoy sex. This quality is due to the fact that the sign comprises the zodiac's Sixth House, which governs occupational labour. Virgo is the tireless and often self-sacrificing native. Humble, pure but practical, the Virgo cat seems to sense its exact role in the feline world and appears ready to perform precisely those tasks which some more authoritative type has delegated to it. Rarely, if ever, does this native appear the leader, since its Sixth-House designation has created a distinctly subordinate nature in Virgo. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the Virgoan cat's mystique is the sensation it gives of seeking some better form of existence. According to ancient Astrological lore, Virgo is the zodiac's perfectionist, dreaming of heaven.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

Thank you, dear one, for all the support you have given me. It is so wonderful to have good furiends. I'm leaving you with a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news at the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Thank you so very much for my daily vote!

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/15/2013 08:37.53 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 14

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE LIBRA CAT
September 24 - October 23

The mystique of the Libra Cat is utterly ethereal, suggesting a feeling of a feline afloat, rather than walking. This aura is an endowment from Venus, planetary ruler of Libra, and inspires comparisons to the legendary Greek goddess herself, ever gliding about mythological woods in diaphanous gowns, her posture attesting to her sovereignty over beauty. More beautiful cats are born to the sign of Libra than to any other sign of the zodiac. Their floating quality in motion stems from their Cardinal-Air element. Incontestably, they are the “blithe spirits” of the zodiac, as their owners easily perceive. Imbued with the knowledge of their own beauty, the Libra cat possesses an inherent love for all that is tranquil an aesthetically right. It veers away from all that is ugly, angry, violent, or sordid. Past and future do not much concern this ephemeral creature, any more than they do its human counterpart. This cat lives for the moment, ever seeking to make it one of pleasure for itself and for others. Part of its mystique lies in its extraordinary ability to exude contentment, imparting a sense of balance to other felines and even in human beings. Yet, intrinsic to this syndrome is an innocence and trust the Libra cat places I others. This gives it a guilelessness, making it vulnerable to treacheries it can neither conceive of nor anticipate. This vulnerability elicits a deeply protective feeling from anyone who owns a Libra cat. Thus, its overtrusting nature becomes a subtle power over anyone who becomes emotionally involved with it! The Seventh House of Libra governs public relations as well as partnership and this influence lends yet another dimension to the mystique of its feline natives. It makes of the cat a natural arbiter and diplomat whose thirst for harmony if further accented by its Astrological symbol, the scales of justice. In sum, the Libra mystique is a quest for airborne tranquility. It yearns for the peace of literal, constant fair play.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

Thank you, dear furiend, for your supporting me throughout my catpaign. No other cat has such wonderful furiends. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news at the CMP Page #46883 and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

Thank you so much for your continuing support of my catpaign. It's so good of you.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

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10/14/2013 11:23.58 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 13

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE LEO CAT
July 23 – August 23

The mystique of the Leo cat is awe-inspiring, suggesting a feline personage with all the royal purple trappings that are associated with monarchy and ultimate authority. This aura is an endowment from that golden luminary called the sun, planetary ruler of Leo, its life-giving warmth providing the Astrological constitution of its natives. Mysteriously, the Leo cat seems much less predatory than those of other zodiacal sectors. Like its human counterpart, the Leo feline is benevolent, existing to inspire its subordinates to their best behaviour, capable of self-denial, if necessary, to benefit a creature who is less resourceful. Magnanimity is exuded by this furry “king of the zodiac” (or queen) as it strides so magnificently through garden paths or city streets, surveying all as if it comprises part of its vast kingdom. Other cats, sensing this regal syndrome, literally stand aside quite often when Leo deigns to pass them. Rarely does this dignified creature bother to run unless a true crisis is at hand; rather, Leo makes a grand promenade from time to time each day, its expression so benign towards cats and other entities that one would swear it was actually smiling! Leo the cat – like Leo the person – thinks big, as befits royalty. It veers away from people who are petty and do not grasp the grand scheme of things which Leo comprehends to perfection. Largesse colours its syndrome.

Because Leo is the zodiac's Fifth House, governing romantic love and recreation, this cat's special mystique inevitably suggests the good life to those who are perceptive. Love is never far from the fore of the Leo native's consciousness; this entity was literally born to love. Its Fixed-Fire element guarantees Leo the sustained ardor to pursue the opposite sex in the most glorious manner conceivable. If any cat does it with style, it is this one. With love, as with everything else, pomp and ceremony shape the enthralling mystique of a Leo.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

Thank you so much for the votes and support during my catpaign. I appreciate it so very much. I'm leaving you with a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news at the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless kitties and those that are ailing.

Feel free to attend Sports Day at Ana's #151490 this coming Wednesday. Have a great Holiday tomorrow!

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/13/2013 06:28.30 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 11

CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)

The mystique of the Gemini cat is one of rare and inspiring exuberance, suggesting a feline propelled by a combination of delight and curiosity. This special presence is inspired by fast-moving Mercury, planetary ruler of Gemini, after which the fleet-footed god of Roman mythology was named. In Astrology, Mercury is said to govern the mind, thus shaping the creatures in its sector into clever, witty, and probing ones. The system lends itself to the mystique of the Gemini cat hardly less than to the person born to the zodiac's Third House. Ever shifting its enthralled gaze from one set of circumstances or people to another, the Gemini cat seems hungry to take in all information and knowledge; it wants to be the proverbial genius with many faces. This trait, of course, is responsible for its Astrological symbol of the twins, usually depicted as two entities conjoined, each yearning in an opposite direction. Duality charmingly colours the Geminian cat's mystique. So airy and fleeting is its attention, always being on the verge of being seduced by yet another subject, this creature challenges both people and other felines to absorb it in total concentration. Yet the Geminian personality is so gregarious, so endlessly sociable and communicative, that the cat seems almost mystically onward, no matter when it happens to alight. Because Gemini is the zodiac's Third House, governing communication, part of the Gemini cat's mystique lies in its curious manner of going from person to person or from cat to cat, as if conveying messages of great importance. The Gemini cat is the self-appointed liaison officer of the zodiac, so serious does it take its astral mission in life. Other cats, if you watch them around a Gemini feline, do indeed seem to harken to some “word” that is being given by this nimble-footed native, for their expressions change, as if much food for thought has just been given! Like its human counterpart, the Gemini cat mystically enchants all the while it informs.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

Thank you so very much, my furiends, for your kind support of my catpaign. Without your furiendship I couldn't be doing this. Thank you for each and every vote and all your caring kindness. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties around the world.

Thank you for my vote, sweet kitty!

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/11/2013 01:00.35 PM Report This Comment
hello misty blue
how are you on this cold and rainy day, hope your weather is much better! love you all have a blessed day prayers to all who need hug kisses head bonks filet of tuna catnip angel marley mom wonderful tigger and sophie of course!

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10/10/2013 01:58.56 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 9
I'll be bringing you all a different zodiac sign each day, Aries through Pisces!


CATS AROUND THE ZODIAC

THE MYSTIQUE OF ARIES (March 21 to April 20)

The mystique of the Aries cat is reckless, quite often propelled by what seems to be blind motion. This sensation is an endowment from Mars, planetary ruler of Aries, which happens to be the planet of war, stress, and action. Thus many felines of this sign exude a quality which could actually be felt or seen as Martian. Always the leader, this cat seems on the verge of charging, like the ram symbolising his sign. Courage is part of the Aries mystique; one simply intuits that no thought of consequence ever inhibits or prohibits its innate impulse to jump in and experience whatever is attracting it. Like its human counterpart, the Aries cat exudes a fiery, ardent quality, which is felt by sensitive humans as a hunger for life in as many phases as a feline is capable of experience it. A love for the new, the novel, and the untried seethes from this cat; it will stop at virtually nothing to get at these. As the quality of leadership typifies the human Aries native, so does it compose a part of the Aries cat mystique. There is nothing passive and very little of he student in this cat's bearing, for patience is definitely not one of its virtues. Rather, one may expect it to be the dashing “captain” of the most magnificent chases, intrepidly touching ground where cats (if not angels!) would usually fear to tread, its followers spurred by the Aries' breathtaking audacity. Since Aries is the zodiac's First House, governing self-awareness and conscience of countenance, a measure of egotism is always exuded by its feline natives. Yet the proud bearing of the Aries cat is part of its charm; humans might even envy the unfaltering self-assurance this little animal possesses. Still, on a deeper level, the Aries mystique must be understood in terms of its inherent infantilism. The First House native is eternally immature and naïve, literally the baby of the zodiac. Ignorance and bravado are conjoined in the Aries mystique.

(From Cats Around the Zodiac by M. Strom)

Thank you all so very much for your support and kind votes, but especially for your furiendship. I hope you are enjoying my catpaign. I'm leaving you a vote and wishes for a blessed day.

You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883, and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/09/2013 08:53.59 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 8

Lost Indoor Cat Found 25 Days Later – Hiding Under Neighbor’s Porch

Posted on June 13, 2011 by Danielle

After doing everything possible to find my missing (indoor) cat, turns out she was under a neighbor’s porch just two doors away! My next-door neighbors found her this morning (April 8th) — the woman who lives there had been giving her treats — and with their assistance, they caught her and brought her home and said “Happy Mother’s Day!” I burst into tears. Don’t give up; it’s true what they say about indoor cats; they can be hiding nearby and won’t make a peep. I was out on our street last night at 2 a.m. and I was outside that neighbor’s house calling for her (and jingling one of her toys), but heard nothing. I honestly couldn’t believe she was hiding nearby; there has never been a single sighting of her. Some people told me she’d probably been attacked by coyotes (and there are coyotes near us). And I tried to trap her but only caught raccoons.
Dinah is thin as a rail, you can feel every bone, but otherwise she seems fine. She doesn’t appear to be dehydrated (we’ve had a lot of rain and there’s a stream/small pond nearby so I think she was OK for water). I’m not sure how much longer she could have gone without food; I doubt she’s had any. (She only weighs 5.5 pounds now and was 7-8 before.) After scarfing down a dish of food, and meowing constantly for 15 minutes to demand lots of back scratches, she curled up in her favorite bed under a lamp, as if she’d never been gone. She did try to sleep but she’s very agitated and got up again almost right away. I think I’ll take her to the emergency vet just for a checkup.
One month later:
Dinah had two trips to the vet, mostly because she needed fluids and for tests, but she’s fine now. It took her about a month to regain most of her weight (she was down to 5 pounds), and she was exhausted. But she recognized home as soon as she came in the door and was obviously very happy to be back. For the first few days she wouldn’t let me out of her sight.
Looking back at all the things I did to try to find her (from setting out raccoon traps to posting newspaper/Internet ads and checking local shelters), the most effective was simply putting up posters/flyers in the neighborhood and making sure all my neighbors were looking out for her. And not giving up!
Later I found out that one of my neighbors a little farther away had seen her right after she went missing, but didn’t know at the time that I had lost a cat.  They called me after they saw one of my posters, but she was gone by then (chased by a dog).

Deborah from Ontario

Thank you for all your kind support and votes. You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883 and don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

I'm enclosing a vote for you and wishes for a blessed evening. Glad you enjoyed the story about Salem.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

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10/08/2013 07:56.13 PM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 7 
Missing cat turns up after being missing for 11 years

A cat that went missing for 11 years was miraculously reunited with her teenage owner on Christmas Eve - making the furry feline a surprise Christmas present for her overjoyed family.
Chloe Hill was just six years old when she was given tiny kitten Salem as a present from her mum, Karen.
But she was heartbroken when the little cat disappeared just weeks later after slipping through an open door.

 Incredible reunion: Chloe Hill, with her cat Salem that went missing for 11 years and was miraculously reunited with her teenage owner on Christmas Eve

The family spent weeks searching the neighbourhood for their kitten, but never spotted their beloved pet.
They eventually feared the much-loved moggie was gone forever and got on with their lives.
Yet on Christmas Eve the RSPCA called the family from Halesowen, West Midlands to say Salem had been handed in and an emotional reunion followed.
Overjoyed Chloe, now 17, said: 'I just couldn't believe it when I saw Salem again. I never thought she'd come back after all these years.'
Wandering Salem was handed in to the RSPCA in Birmingham which identified her owner from her microchip.
'It was such a great surprise, especially on Christmas Eve, it really made my Christmas,' Chloe added.
Mrs Hill, a hair salon owner, thought she was being 'pranked' when an RSPCA rescue worker first phoned to say they had found Salem.

The pet had vanished less than two months after the mum had taken her in from a rescue centre in 1999 as a pet for her daughter. 
'Chloe was heartbroken at the time,' recalled Karen. 'We'd only had her for a few weeks when she went missing, but she absolutely adored her.
'Salem had just slipped out the front door one day and ran off. I don't even remember getting her chipped, but we must have done as that's how the RSPCA found us.
'I couldn't believe it when we got the call to say she had been found. I thought it was a joke at first, as we'd forgotten all about her.
'We rushed over to the pet store on Christmas Eve and spent GBP100 on litter trays and food.'

Homeward bound: Salem gave his owner a festive surprise after being found on December 24, over a decade after going missing

Where Salem has been living for the last 11 years is set to remain a mystery, but she was handed in to the RSPCA by an anonymous pensioner who had been feeding her. 
Mrs Hill added: 'When the RSPCA called they said Salem may have been a stray all that time, so I was a bit worried. But as soon as I saw her she looked in really good condition.
'Someone must have been looking after her for all these years she's completely house trained.'
Hannah Ross, an RSPCA veterinary nurse who treated Salem, said: 'This is the longest time period we've seen when reuniting pets.'

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10/07/2013 11:22.11 PM Report This Comment
(Continued)
Thank you for all your support and votes. You are wonderful kitties! You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883. Don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

Thank you for your support and furiendship. I'm sending a vote and wishes for a blessed night and sweet dreams.

Purrs & furry hugs,
Malachi

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10/07/2013 11:21.16 PM Report This Comment
hello misty blue
stopping by to see how you are doing? hope you are having a great day. so have a blessed day prayers to all who need, hugs kisses head bonks chop suey cat nip angel marley/mom

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10/07/2013 05:32.31 AM Report This Comment
Dear Angel Misty Blue & Family,
DAY 6
USING CURIOSITY TO HER ADVANTAGE, CAT FINDS HOME IN 8 DAYS, 3 MILES
By Mariana Minaya
Washington Post Staff Writer 
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Duncan, a gray, striped tabby, is not an indoor cat. She hates being stuck inside when staying with her owner's friend Sandra DeLony, who doesn't dare let Duncan out while catsitting -- just to be on the safe side.
So when Duncan saw an opportunity -- the open window, the oh-so-flimsy screen, the unsuspecting birds outside -- she jumped at it (or so DeLony thinks). Then, lost but apparently determined, Duncan spent the next eight days traveling about three miles back to her owner's house in another part of Silver Spring.
"It's a mystery," said DeLony, who had cared for Duncan about 10 times without incident. "We don't know how she found her way home."
The homing instinct of cats is a mystery to scientists as well, said Ashley Owen, spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Humane Society. One theory is that they can follow the Earth's magnetic fields to a familiar spot. Or it's possible that Duncan might have picked up scents during the drive to DeLony's house.
"Cats are territorial by nature," Owen said. "If they don't perceive the home as their territory, they might try to get back to their own house.
"These are extraordinary instincts that the cats do have, and it's not totally understood yet why animals do this," she said.
DeLony and Duncan's owner suspect the petite 6-year-old cat might have traveled through Sligo Creek Park -- about a half-mile from DeLony's house -- as she made her way from Hayes Avenue to Thornhill Road, where the owner lives.

Whatever happened, she seemed to have avoided predatory wildlife and cars.
"I was so relieved," DeLony said. "To my eyes, she looked like she hadn't had any adventure at all."
Other than shedding some weight, Duncan seemed unshaken. If only the same could be said of DeLony and Duncan's owner, who declined to comment. The women spent a frantic week searching for the missing feline, posting fliers in their neighborhoods and responding to false alarms.
The cat had been staying with DeLony nearly a week when DeLony left for a day trip to St. Michael's on the Eastern Shore the morning of July 21. When DeLony came home late that afternoon, she noticed that a first-floor screen had been dislodged from a window that she had left open.
"I panicked; I was so upset," she said. "I wasn't sure whether she had actually gone out the window or whether she was hiding somewhere in the house. I just searched the house all over, and I couldn't find her. I walked all around the neighborhood and couldn't find her."
By July 25, Duncan's owner had left North Carolina, where she was checking on her second home, and the friends went on a flier binge. Calls poured in, but some were cases of misidentification. A tabby was spotted nursing kittens in a back yard, but it couldn't have been Duncan -- she'd been spayed.

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10/06/2013 08:18.47 PM Report This Comment
(Continued)
One evening at dusk, the pair spotted a tabby sitting on a picnic table near Glen Haven Park. Duncan's owner called her name.
"The cat looked at her like, 'What the hell do you want?' " DeLony said. "Our hopes had been raised and then dashed."
After 10 or 11 calls, a useful lead came July 29. A neighbor of the owner called DeLony and said Duncan was in an alley a few homes away from the owner's. DeLony called her friend to pass along the tip.
"By the time she got outside [her house], Duncan was sitting on the porch ready to come in," DeLony said. "She called me about two minutes later and said, 'Guess who's sitting in my lap?' "


Hope you enjoyed the story. I'm leaving you with a vote and wishes for a blessed day. Thank you for your support and furiendship. You can catch up on all the news on the CMR Page #46883. Don't forget to pray for all the homeless and ailing kitties in the world.

Don't worry if you don't get by every day, sweetie.

Purrs & furry paw hugs,
Malachi

Come visit me, K. Malachi & Princess Lady Ana.

10/06/2013 08:17.37 PM Report This Comment
Hi Angel Misty Blue and Family!
I hope you'll forgive the c/p as Mom's computer is so slow due to some junk on her 'puter, that if we don't do this, we won't be able to get to everyone who visited me. Thank you for understanding.

I want to thank you for coming to concatulate me on my 2nd ACOTD, yesterday. It was so thoughtful of you to join with me in my celebration. Thanks for all the votes, gifts and treats and the love. I have dedicated my badge to all the homeless kitties, those who are sick and those who are lost. I hope you all remembered to take a goodie bag home with you, cuz I'll feel bad if I can't share with you. Thanks, again for coming. I'm leaving you a vote, too. Take care and I love ya!

Lots of angel purrs, prayers, hugs, love and kitty kisses,
Angel Moki

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09/05/2013 07:51.04 PM Report This Comment
hello angel misty
glad to see you
bare with me though I am trying to get some blogs done before another blog day comes up don't want kitties getting a bad vibe from me thinking I don't care for them! my mom on vacation and working with laptops so hope to get a few done today and will be on a regular computer tomorrow night so I wil get caught up!
okay hope you all have a great blessed night * prayers to all who need * hugs * kisses* chicken wing cat nip * King Angel Marley/mom

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09/04/2013 09:28.43 PM Report This Comment
hello misty blue
how are you came to leave you a vote!

so have a great night * prayers going out to all who need * head bonks * hugs * kisses * tuna catnip * angel marley * mom * wonderful tigger * sophie!

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08/29/2013 01:09.25 AM Report This Comment
hello misty blue
vote button tag!! your it

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08/27/2013 07:29.12 AM Report This Comment
hello misty blue
wasnted to thank you for my visit, hope you are keeping cool, and dry


so have a great night * prayers going out to all who need * head bonks * hugs * kisses * salmon catnip * angel marley * mom * wonderful tigger * sophie!

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