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Hi! My name is smokie

I am an American Shorthair from apache junction, AZ

Nicknames: smokiejo,jo,mom- my

Age: 12 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired


My favorite tricks and treats are: play fetch ball and tacobell,tuna. ptary mix.

Where I hang out: lay on the bed

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What I love about my owners: she love me a lot

My cat hobbies: play with toy mouse.

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Due to a change in website platforms, a necessary step to enhance and update the CAT FANCY magazine website, it will no longer be possible to host Club Cat. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Club Cat will close and members will no longer be able to accrue points. Members with sufficient reward points have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog. On Jan. 15, 2014, Club Cat members with 25 reward points or higher will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special prizes. Raffle prize winners will be notified after Jan. 31, 2014. Points for the final Cat of the Day will be awarded on Jan. 1, 2014. New programs similar to Cat of the Day will be announced with the launch of the new website, so look for further announcements. Thank you to everyone who joined Club Cat! 01/31/2014 12:00.00 AM
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♥ Wedding Date Reminder ♥
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-:¦: & KING WHISKERS :¦:-
♥ ♥ JANUARY 5, 2014 ♥ ♥
~* NOON (PST) 3 P.M. (EST) *~
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Castle Chapel :¦: Page # 265436
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Talley and I will be on CC until the lights go out. We hope to see you on our wedding day. I left a vote with purrs and warm hugs.

“If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
and share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue.
If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I'm finding
are impossible for me.
I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best
A furiend who's always there.”

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/30/2013 05:25.40 PM Report This Comment
Dear Sweet Yoda Maxie Smokie and Mom,
Missed you. Mew mew mew! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Im wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with Peace,Love,Joy and Laughter. God Bless you all. Club Cat is ending I am so glad I got to know you all! mew mew mew! will miss you!God Bless you.

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

12/29/2013 07:15.17 PM Report This Comment
Dear Cher Yoda,Maxi,Smoki and your dear Mom,
Im sorry haven't written in a while Moms been busy. It is so sad that they are ending Club Cat I don't know if they will have anything like it on there new company Cat Fancy. It was so nice to meet you all you are all so sweet and kind. Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Very Happy New Year filled with love,joy and laughter! God Bless. A kitty kiss on both your cheeks.I will miss you all dear friends.

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

12/29/2013 07:10.11 PM Report This Comment
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
Hi Smokie!
^~^ SHOUT-OUT VOTE for STORMY #237240 ^~^

Please join me in a shout-out vote for my dear furiend Stormy (#237240) today, on Sunday, December 15th. This pretty kitty has been a great friend of mine since I was COTM back in June. She’s never had a COTD badge and I’d love to see her get one before CC is just a happy memory. I know she would be overjoyed.

I left a vote with soft purrs and warm hugs.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my human gave to me:
♫ Twelve bags of catnip,
Eleven tartar Pounce treats,
Ten ornaments hanging,
Nine pots of cat grass,
Eight peacock feathers,
Seven stolen Q-tips,
Six feathered balls,
Four scratching posts,
Three running faucets,
Two fuzzy mousies,
And a hamster in a plastic ball!! ♫

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/15/2013 01:32.59 PM Report This Comment
K. Whiskers ♥ Talley
“Love is the most beautiful gift,
we are given to share.”

-:¦:-•:*'*:• Wedding Invitation •:*'*:•-:¦:-

It is with joy that we,

Miss Tallulah (Talley)
King Whiskers

invite you to share
in a celebration of love
as we exchange
our marriage vows
Sunday, the fifth of January
two thousand fourteen
twelve o'clock in the afternoon (PST)
The Royal Feline Castle
in the Castle Church
on page number 265436

Reception dinner and
dancing immediately
following ceremony
in the Castle Grand Ballroom

If you are unable to attend,
we ask for your presence
in thought and in prayer
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It’s official! We finally have the place and page number for our wedding in January. Talley and I hope you will all be able to attend. No RSVP needed. There will be plenty of room and food for all. If there are any musicians out there who might be able to play at our wedding, I would sure like to hear from you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all our furiends on CC.

I left a vote with purrs and warm hugs.
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“Two lives, two hearts
joined together in furiendship
united forever in love.”
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Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

12/04/2013 04:03.06 PM Report This Comment
Missed U! Voted 4 u!
Ola,Bonjour,Hello Smokie! Yoda! Maxie and especially Mom! Thanks for the VOTE so very nice of you! You are all so sweet but one of you is always getting into trouble u or the dog. I hope your Moms computer wasn't broken when one of you knocked it down. I jump on a high cabinet with lots of glass pretty things & pictures.My Mom was always afraid I would break something but she was the one that broke a really pretty vase. I laughed because she thought I would be the one to break it but it was her... sometimes I'm bad..but I'm mostly good. Mom doesn't go on the cat channel like she used to.... darn... I missed u!!take care! big kitty hugs mew mew mew!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

11/16/2013 12:09.26 PM Report This Comment
hi smokey! Hope u had a Happy Halloween!!!!I hope that dog is not being bad again or you kitties. Hey we have to be bad a little just to have some fun! Moms hands are starting to hurt from typing for work and for me so I have to go.... mew mew mew... take care next time you go to that chef ??? restaurant mail some we don't have that restaurant here. bye bye meow

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

11/05/2013 08:55.53 PM Report This Comment
•:*'*:• Save the Date •:*'*:•
-:¦: & KING WHISKERS :¦:-
♥ ♥ JANUARY 5, 2014 ♥ ♥
• -:¦: ~* NOON (PST) *~ :¦:- •
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~*~
Place and Page # to come…
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My sweet heart Talley and I have some wonderful news. We’ve finally chosen a date for our wedding day. Talley did some research and discovered January 6th (which is a Monday next year) was considered Christmas before the reform of the calendar. It is the feast of the Epiphany, which is when the Wise Men reached Jesus and announced his birth to the world. It is still called “Old Christmas” by orthodox Christians. The celebration is held on the Sunday that falls between January 2nd and January 8th. We chose Sunday, the fifth of January 2014 to exchange our vows.

We still have a lot of planning to do dear furiends. We will soon let you know where and on what page our wedding will take place. Until then, we hope you can set aside the date to share in the celebration of our love.

I left a vote with soft purrs and warm hugs.
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"As our story continues to unfold, we've decided to have and to hold. So we're gathering together with open hearts, for a day we no longer will live apart. January 5th we'll share our love so true, with you as our guests as we say our "I do's."
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Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

11/03/2013 02:25.56 PM Report This Comment
Hey Smokie and family how are you all doing? Hows the weather where you are in AZ. Here it is starting to get cool.O my.....I got scared looked out the window and saw a vampire and skeletons and pumpkins...... I hid under the bed. Whats going on??

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

10/20/2013 04:51.46 PM Report This Comment
In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM
Hey Max Smokie and Yoda! forgot I voted for Smokie this time. Don't worry your time will come!!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

10/09/2013 06:39.18 PM Report This Comment
Hi SMOKEY! How is your MOm? Mine is great but she has to get special shoes. Mom is getting so busy finding it hard to find time to type! shame shame! Im glad your dog found the door. How are your other cat sisters brothers?? I try to take turns writing to you.How do you like Chandler?? got to go? Mew mew mew! your family is soo nice!!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

10/09/2013 06:37.08 PM Report This Comment
Bonjour Ola Smokie and Family, SO sorry your Mom hurt her toe my Mom her toe too. Hope they get better fast. Are you a Spanish el gato CAT? I cant speak Spanish but a little French Canadian. gOT TO GO MOM NEEDS COMPUTER.mew!MEW! VOTED 4 you!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

09/19/2013 11:26.23 AM Report This Comment
smokiie and family, My mom has been so busy she wont type for me! Shame on her! Thanks for writing to me again. Don't worry Dogs are NOT as smart as us cats but your dog will learn to use the dog door to go outside. How come your dog does not bark? voting 4 you this time Smokie I cant remember who I voted for last in your family but I love you all you are so cute like me!!!!!Take care mew!mew! come visit! eat plat sleep make a mess of Moms bed!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

09/10/2013 05:22.38 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokey & family!
Sorry I missed everyone yesterday, but my Mom isn’t feeling too well. She came down with a flu bug yesterday, feeling achy and feverish all day. Today she is better, just very tired. Callie and I have to take care of both her and Dad. A cat’s work is never done! We hope your week is going better.

Whitey and Orangie, the outside cats are fine. Mom hopes to have them inside before this month is over. Keep your paws crossed.

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.

“There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.” ~Wesley Bates

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

09/10/2013 03:32.31 PM Report This Comment
Bonjour Smokie Yoda and Maxie, Yes my Mom is doing great but she has been to busy to write... You are all such sweet pretty kittys!I hope you and your Mommy are doing well. Dogs aren't smart like us but Im sure your doggy will learn to use the dog door.Oh thanks for the vote! you are too kind! mew!mew! mew! sending some bird pie and mouse soufflé!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

08/26/2013 01:54.24 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
It seems like a lifetime ago since I have been on CC regularly. I’m hoping those days will be back soon. My Dad will be seeing his doctor next week and hopefully his ankle is healing properly. Right now Dad cannot put any weight on his leg and he has to keep it elevated as much as possible. Needless to say, he is going a bit stir crazy!

Good news about my Grandma today. She has finally started to eat a little more and the physical therapist came by to see her today to get her up and walking a little bit.

Things are finally calming down a bit at home. I sure have missed all my furiends and we have appreciated all your friendship and support.

The outside kitties, Whitey and Orangie are doing fine. They never miss a morning and I know that makes my Mom happy.

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.

Everything I Need To Know In Life, I Learned From My Cat:

1) Find your place in the sun--especially if it happens to be on that nice pile of warm, clean laundry.
2) Make your mark in the world--or at least spray in each corner.
3) When eating out think nothing of sending back your meal twenty or thirty times

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

08/16/2013 07:14.35 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
My Dad is recovering from his broken ankle, having had a hard cast put on Wednesday. The doctor wants him to keep it elevated for another 3 weeks and then hopefully the doctor will be able to put his leg in a boot. It has been very difficult for Dad to get around, but my fursister Callie and I have been helping out Mom whenever we can. We certainly have missed all our furiends on CC and hope to get caught up with everything we missed out on. Thanks for all your furiendship and support during this very difficult time at our house.

The outside kitties Whitey and Orangie are doing fine. They haven’t missed a single morning and Mom continues to try winning their trust, so hopefully they will be inside kitties soon.

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.

(author unknown)

When God made the world, He chose to put animals in it, and decided to give each whatever it wanted.

All the animals formed a long line before His throne, and the cat quietly went to the end of the line. To the elephant and the bear He gave strength; to the rabbit and the deer, swiftness; to the owl, the ability to see at night; to the birds and the butterflies, great beauty; to the fox, cunning; to the monkey, intelligence; to the dog, loyalty; to the lion, courage; to the otter, playfulness. And so it went.

At last He came to the end of the line, and there sat the little cat, waiting patiently.

"What will YOU have?" God asked the cat.

The cat shrugged modestly.

"Oh, whatever scraps you have left over. I don't mind."

"But I'm God. I have everything left over."

"Then I'll have a little of everything, please."

And God gave a great shout of laughter at the cleverness of this small animal, and gave the cat everything she asked for, adding grace and elegance and, only for her, a gentle purr that would always attract humans and assure her a warm and comfortable home.

But he took away her false modesty.


Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

08/09/2013 04:39.54 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
I am happy to report my Dad is feeling better and is insisting on going back to work tomorrow. He has several doctor appointments this week and next, so hopefully him and Mom will find out soon why he passed out on Friday. Thanks again for all your prayers and well wishes.

My sister Callie is recovering quite nicely from her dental cleaning, but she hates her antibiotics and runs from Mom when she sees her coming. She has 7 more days of the awful stuff, but Mom gives us both treats after every dose, so I am encouraging Callie to take her medicine like a good kitty. MOL!

The outside kitties are doing fine. My Mom bought Whitey and Orangie some new canned food called Natural Choice Salmon Pate and they loved it. Our household is almost back to normal :)

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.


... you set a place at the dinner table for your cat.
... you have a set of towels with "His" "Hers" and "Kitty's."
... you call home and leave a message on the answering machine for your cat.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/15/2013 05:11.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
My Dad is back home after being in the hospital overnight. He has to wear a heart monitor for a few days and then see a cardiologist this week. Hopefully the doctors can figure out why he passed out. The doctors did discover he has high blood pressure, so he is being treated for that.

My fursister Callie is doing a great job taking her Clindamycin medication after her teeth cleaning. The vet also gave her pain medicine (Metacam) but she doesn’t seem to need it any more and Callie really hates the taste.

It has been a very hectic past few days. We really appreciated your prayers and get-well wishes. CC families are the best.

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.


... your parents wind up with a four-footed, furry "grandchild."
... you plan your vacation around the cat’s schedule.
... you accidentally call your spouse by your cat's name!

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/14/2013 01:33.33 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
The weather here today is crazy. It is overcast and drizzly, yet this afternoon the temperature is supposed to hit 88 degrees. I guess that means it will be muggy! I think Callie and I will stay inside on the bay window with the A/C running.

Whitey and Orangie were waiting and ready to eat this morning, along with a couple of raccoons who were waiting across the street. Mom saw them right away and chased them away. They had already cleaned out the dry cat food bowls, so Mom didn’t feel bad. MOL! It’s kind of nice to know they don’t bother the outside kitties.

Tomorrow is D-Day for my fursister Callie (Dentist Day)! I think my Mom gets more nervous than we do about going to the vet. Okay, it’s probably a tie. MOL! Mom is trying not to send out nervous vibes, but she isn’t too successful.

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.


... your neighbors refer to you as "the crazy one with all the cats."
... you have more pictures of your cats than your kids in your wallet.
... you refer to your cat as your furry child.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/11/2013 04:23.50 PM Report This Comment
forgot to tell you.....voted for you cause you are so belle (pretty) & nice!!!!!!!!mew!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

07/11/2013 02:05.38 PM Report This Comment
Mew!mew! merci T(hank you french)for voting for me
Cher Amies(dear friends) thank u for my vote! It came in time for my Birthday!! My birthday was yesterday 7/11/13. Oh how I had fun had a birthday party so sorry you couldn't come cause u live so far away.Had a BAD day today mew!mew! Mom took me to the vet for my rabies shot. I was afraid!I hate the car!! Mom made up for it though she gave me food, kisses and more presents!Have to go. Ooh La la Im lucky to have you as my friend!

Come visit me, KiKi KiKi Chanel & Mittens.

07/11/2013 02:03.16 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
The weather here has cooled down considerably from the last 2 days. It should only be in the 80’s today. Today is shopping day for my Mom, so Callie and I made sure we have everything we need on her Petco list. MOL!

The outside kitties, Whitey and Orangie were both very hungry this morning. My Mom was playing with them with their favorite cat toy, a catnip cigar that they both like to bat around and toss in the air. Mom got a little careless and picked the cigar up to throw it, but Whitey got to it first and took a bite out of Mom’s hand! My Mom was more startled than hurt. I told Mom she has to pay attention!

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.


... you accidentally put your child's dinner plate on the floor.
... you spend more money on toys for your cats than on the kids or grandkids.
... you decorate your Christmas tree with dangly cat toys.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/10/2013 02:21.12 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
Today is another day of cleaning for my Mom. She said Dad and I did a good job taking care of the house while she was away, but we weren’t very tidy about it! There’s just no pleasing that woman! MOL! That’s okay. We’ll have some nice, freshly washed blankets to nap on.

The outside kitties, Whitey and Orangie are fine. Mom has been introducing more catnip toys to them and thinks this may be the key to getting them inside the cat carrier. We shall see.

My fursister Callie has to have her teeth cleaned this Friday, so we are psyching up for that. (Mom is, not me!)

I left a vote with purrs and hugs.


... you apologize when you step on a fuzzy cat toy in the dark.
... you snap your fingers and pat the sofa beside you to invite your guests to sit down.
... you sleep on one edge of the bed because the cat is sleeping in the middle looking soooo cute!

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/09/2013 12:08.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Smokie & family!
Yay! My Mom is home from her visit to see GM. My fursister Callie and I are happy to see her and haven't left her sight since she got home. MOL! GM is doing fine and the outside kitties, Whitey and Orangie are fine too. My Dad and I did a good job of taking care of things here at home. Whitey and Orangie were waiting for Mom this morning and were happy to see her. They ate their breakfast and both wanted to be petted.

I left a vote with many purrs and hugs.


... you refer to going to the bathroom as "using the litterbox."
... you do not consider an outfit complete without some cat hair.
... you consider cat hair in your food as extra fiber.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

07/08/2013 01:14.28 PM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 28- San Jose
Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
Well it seems most people have indeed found the way. San Jose is well known as “The Capital of Silicon Valley", and is the largest city in the Bay Area and Northern California. True to its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is now home to the headquarters of many "tech" companies such as Cisco Systems, eBay, and Adobe Systems. San Jose is a mix of offices, shopping, hotels, numerous restaurants and you'll always find a wealth of cultural events at theaters, art galleries, and museums.

Our final train ride will end in San Jose. Detraining here, our Feline Motor Coaches await us, to take us to our hotel, the spectacular Fairmont San Jose. The Fairmont San Jose opened its doors as the first luxury hotel in the Silicon Valley in October 1987 and it remains the jewel of the city's thriving downtown today. A distinctive presence in Silicon Valley, The Fairmont San Jose downtown hotel is a testament to extraordinary service & luxurious lodging. Dining is exceptional here, from the legendary Lobby Lounge to fine American cuisine at the Fountain Restaurant. Opulence is redefined in the luxurious Lobby Lounge. The stellar room features a grand piano with a pianist playing classical and contemporary music to dance the night away or quietly sip cocktails with that special someone. Let’s check-into our rooms and begin our tour of the city.

We’ll visit the Winchester Mystery House, an extravagant maze of Victorian craftsmanship – marvelous, baffling, and eerily eccentric, to say the least. The legend is that Sarah Winchester, Winchester Rifle heiress, was afraid of being cursed by the ghosts of those who had been killed by Winchester guns. She thought that as long as construction of her house continued, the ghosts would be kept at bay. Construction did continue (for 38 years!), resulting in a fantastic house full of mazes, stairs that go nowhere and other odd architecture. Letters were recently discovered that show that she kept remodeling the house as an excuse to keep relatives from visiting. Beware: visitors have reported seeing paranormal objects in the house, and the only way you can confirm their claims is to see them yourself!

Back aboard the Feline Motor Coaches, we'll end our tour of San Jose with a quick trip to "Los Gatos", a Spanish name meaning "The Cats". This quaint town is noted for its small, pedestrian- friendly downtown, boutique shops, upscale restaurants & antique/art shopping. Let’s stop for lunch at the Los Gatos Gardino Fresco, sit outside and enjoy Los Gatos small town charm.

It’s time to head back to our hotel. I hope you will all have fond memories of our trip to California and perhaps you will think about coming back to pay a visit to me and my family.
I posted pics on my page.

*Vote COTM Candidate DOLLY #222609*

^~^ Visit CMR #46883 for daily mews ^~^

Purrs, hugs & a vote.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

06/28/2013 03:32.27 PM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 27- San Francisco
San Francisco –Day 3
Few places in the world buzz with the excitement and electricity of San Francisco's Union Square. Shoppers bustle in and out of brash boutiques and stately shopping palaces with names like Kenneth Cole, Prada and Tiffany. Union Square boasts an extensive collection of boutiques, art galleries, cafes & theatres, all surrounding a beautiful urban park.

Union Square is the heartbeat of San Francisco itself -- ever changing, eternally celebrating. After the great earthquake of 1906, Union Square became San Francisco's premier shopping district, and, by the 1930s, the site of the world's first underground parking structure.

As a result of an international design competition and a $25 million renewal, Union Square was reborn. It's the obvious place to meet, enjoy coffee, or just let the world go by. Featured are a large central plaza with a terraced performance state and lawn seating...four grand entrance corners bordered by signature palms...a café pavilion with outdoor seating...visitor information and ticketing services...and four magnificent light sculptures.

After shopping, let’s hop onboard the cable cars once again and take a ride over the hill to see China Town. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. A gloriously decorated gate marks the entry to Grant Avenue's Chinatown. It was unveiled in 1970, and helped secure the street's status as the neighborhood's center. Once we're past the gate, we'll see elaborate 1920s streetlights sculpted to resemble golden dragons lighting the way. The streets are ornamented with colorful Chinese motifs and very narrow sidewalks. It is filled with many souvenir shops, eateries and herbal shops.

You don't need an itinerary to tackle Chinatown. Wandering aimlessly, weaving between locals and ducking into shops is enough of a plan. Main Street for tourists is Grant Avenue, which is more about cheap and kitschy plastic Buddhas than the long heritage of Chinatown. It should definitely be seen, but moving on to the next block can be more rewarding.

For deep immersion into Chinatown, we’ll examine the many produce and live markets that line Stockton Street. This is where the locals do their shopping. Untrained Cats’ eyes may find the sight of live turtles, chickens and other animals peculiar, but the markets are definitely interesting. Coupled with the clogged streets and the shouting matches over bok choy, they make for an all-day attraction.

Our time in SF is almost over. We’ll have another relaxing evening at our hotel where you are free to roam wherever you please. Tomorrow morning we’ll board the Castle Train to our final destination of San Jose.
I posted some pictures on my page.

*Vote COTM Candidate DOLLY #222609!*

^~^ Visit CMR #46883 for daily mews ^~^

I left a vote with purrs & hugs.

Come visit me, K.Whiskers♥Q. Talley•VOTE DAME MOUSE #219407, saved blogs & Whiskers ♥ Talley Wedding Page.

06/27/2013 12:24.09 PM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 26-San Francisco
San Francisco – Day 2
Part of the joy of San Francisco is simply being in the city & its close proximity to so much. Our Motor Coaches will drop us off at the Golden Gate Bridge where we will take the walking tour across the bridge & learn the history of the bridge. The Feline Motorcade will meet us on the other side for our return trip.

The Bridge connects San Francisco to California's northern counties. With its tremendous 746-foot tall towers, sweeping main cables, signature International Orange color, and Art Deco styling, it is a sensory experience featuring color, light, and sound. The bridge's vaulting orange arches amidst the rocky seascape of the San Francisco Bay is a breathtaking view! The kitties all stopped halfway across the bridge to take in the sights. The views of the Marin headlands are great & we can see Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the entire skyline of downtown SF.

Driving back across the bridge, next stop is Fisherman's Wharf. Fisherman's Wharf is arguably the most popular tourist attraction in San Francisco. It's located along the city's northeastern waterfront, facing Alcatraz Island & the bay. The Wharf consists of a long, coast side row of seafood restaurants, street vendors, souvenir stores, and beautiful ocean scenery. Fisherman's Wharf was originally a major fishing pier, and although the fishing industry is still alive today, the main focus of this specific coastal area is its historic tourist attractions.

Walking over to Pier 39, we can glimpse the sea lions. Did you know a male sea lion can grow up to 800 lbs?! Although they are loud (imagine a massive dog bark), and a little stinky, they are definitely a sight to see!

A food lover's haven, Fisherman's Wharf boasts some of the best dining in the world. Let’s have lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., located at the end of PIER 39 with a breathtaking view of the Bay Bridge.

Before we head back to our hotel, our Feline Motor Coaches will drive us to the top of Lombard Street, where we can take pictures of this novel roadway. Lombard Street is best known for the one-way section on Russian Hill between Hyde & Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being the crookedest (most winding) street in the world. Our Motor Coaches are much too big to drive along this crooked street, but it’s fun to see anyway.

Time to head back to our hotel. Tonight we will relax in our hotel & dine at one its award winning restaurants, the Bourbon Steakhouse. As the only hotel located on Union Square, we’ll find ourselves surrounded by world-class shopping, restaurants & theatres just outside our door. Our tour tomorrow will be of Union Square, a shop-a-holic’s delight!
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06/26/2013 01:42.16 PM Report This Comment
Hi sweet smoky,yoda MAXIEThank you for writing. & maxie. Im so sorry, its so hard when someone you love is so sick.i just said a prayer for your family. sending big hugs also voted for you Maxie this time . ttys

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06/26/2013 09:33.13 AM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 25-San Francisco
San Francisco – Day 1
After a good night’s sleep onboard the train, the breakfast bell chimes, signaling our journey is about to commence. With its soothing, almost therapeutic motion, we’ll travel for about an hour, while gazing out on our ocean-view train ride. Our next stop is San Francisco, where our Feline Motor Coaches will take us to our hotel in the city. More than just a hotel, The Westin St. Francis is a destination where we can unwind and be pampered by attentive, world-class service. The hotel is like a city in itself with shops and restaurants galore. The marble columns, ornate balconies and intricate woodwork transport guests back to the elegance of yesteryear. This legendary hotel is celebrated for its historic Magneta Grandfather Clock, known for the timeless refrain “Meet me under the clock!” The clock has served as the official gathering place for families, friends, lovers and international adventurers.

So let’s settle into our rooms, relax a bit and meet downstairs in the lobby to begin exploring “the City by the Bay.”

San Francisco is renowned for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Cars, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf and its Chinatown district.

Exiting our hotel onto Union Square, we find a cable car stop right outside our front door. Let’s hop on the cable cars for a ride to Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz. The cable car ride starts with a steep climb up Nob Hill, and then passes through Chinatown and Russian Hill before plummeting down Hyde Street to Fisherman's Wharf. For a real thrill, lets stand on the cable car running boards during the ride and held on Doris Day style!

When we reach Fisherman's Wharf (which we’ll be visiting tomorrow), our Motor Coaches will pick us up and take us to the Alcatraz Tour. To tour "the Rock," the Bay Area's famous abandoned prison on its own island, you must first get there, and that's half the fun. The brief but beautiful ferry ride offers captivating views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the city. The infamous and notorious former federal prison, Alcatraz was once home to the likes of Al Capone and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. Once inside, we can take an excellent audio tour guide through cellblocks and witness a colorful look at the prison's historic past as well as its most infamous inmates. Hang on tightly to each other, as it is a rather spooky place to tour!

Afterwards we’ll stop for an Irish coffee and a light lunch at a cafe in the Ferry Building Marketplace. It’s time to board the Feline Motor Coaches and head back to our hotel. We’ll be walking across the Golden Gate Bridge tomorrow, so enjoy the hotel & get some rest furiends!
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06/25/2013 03:52.09 PM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 24-Santa Cruz
Next Stop-Santa Cruz
We must make one more stop before San Francisco. Back onboard the Feline Castle Train, we’ll be leaving Monterey, traveling along the shore of the Pacific Ocean, passing agricultural areas famous for growing artichokes, pumpkins & strawberries, until we reach our next destination of Santa Cruz. Let’s enjoy our first-class breakfast service on the train as we watch the world pass by. There are many interesting sights along the way such as the famous surfing location “Mavericks”, a winter destination for some of the world's best big wave surfers. Upon arrival, our Feline Motor Coaches await us.

Santa Cruz is best known for its majestic redwood forests, beaches & the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, since 1907 a popular seaside amusement park. We’ll start with the beach & the Boardwalk. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a half-mile long amusement park with more than 30 other rides & attractions. It blends old-time nostalgia with modern thrills. You can buy a bag of salt-water taffy, get your fortune told in the old-style arcade, take a road rage-releasing ride on the bumper cars, or test your mettle on the Giant Dipper, a classic wooden roller coaster & National Historic Landmark, whose unforgettable dips rival any extreme adventure in new theme parks. Ready? Grip your sweetie’s sweaty paw as your car clickety-clacks up the hill, then throw your arms in the air & scream your lungs out as you fly down the other side, salt air stinging your eyes as you laugh & whoop! Afterward, share a puff of cotton candy as we ride the hand-carved merry-go-round that was built in 1911!

Let’s wander the wharf to the end of the pier & peek below at the harbor seals lounging around the decks. We can have lunch here at Gilberts on the Wharf. This scenic restaurant serves fresh fish specials everyday with a glorious view of the ocean.

A trip to Santa Cruz isn’t complete without seeing the giant redwoods. We are going to hop aboard the Santa Cruz Beach-Roaring Camp Steam Train. The open-air steam locomotive travels over trestles, through towering redwood groves & up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp Railroad & the redwood forest. In the 1880s, narrow-gauge steam locomotives were used to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. Roaring Camp's steam engines date from 1890 & are among the oldest & most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines providing regularly scheduled passenger service in America.

The 19th century steam train brings us right back to the Boardwalk. Last chance for souvenirs, as we get ready to continue our journey, with the next stop San Francisco!
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06/24/2013 11:48.20 AM Report This Comment
It's a Monday Fluffernut meow
so don't faint...MOL! I must apologize for not meowing back at you since last week. We had an extremely busy weekend with mom, dad & teen bro working in the yard & garden so as usual our kitty mail was put on the back burner. Mom better watch that or we'll start to scorch...MOL!
Teenage sis is staying at big sis' house for another week since they had car repairs to do & didn't get to do their rummage as planned. They'll be doing it at the end of this week/weekend so sis asked if she could stay & help. Mom says it's been awfully quiet around the house with only one teen but thinks the time with big sis will be good for her. Brother has been very helpful lately too since he doesn't have anyone to argue with...MOL!
Mom has been picking up the dark kitten every day. She feels very sorry for it because it only has one eye. We're not sure if it was born that way or if something happened to it when it was really tiny but it gets around fine. Her sister still darts away when she hears any noise outside but mom noticed she was watching as she put food in their dish yesterday. Hmmm...reminds me of..ME when I was an outside kitten...MOL! She looks a lot like me too except she has more yellow than white. Joseph is helping Sassee watch the babies & has even been kitten sitting when mom is out hunting for mice. He's a pawsome dadcat to them & is very patient when they start pouncing playfully. In fact he enjoys it...MOL!
Zaboo, Patches & Trixie are all doing great! Trixie & I have been hunting spiders together lately when we're not chasing each other. Mom put up a blanket for us so we can pretend we're in a cave & pounce at 'intruders' that try to enter. Most of the time we take turns being the 'cave dweller' but once in a while we have to box for it...MOL! Well Trixie is up & ready to play again so I've got to run & see what she's got planned for us to do. Have a purrfect Monday sweet furiends & I'll meow more again soon.

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Fluffinella & NICE Crew

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06/24/2013 09:46.20 AM Report This Comment
A Sad Word With Whiskers – June 22 ♥
We hope everyone can plan to attend a Memorial Service tomorrow for our dear furiend Angel Dame Mallow (#161233).
The information is below. If you have any questions, you can direct them to me, King Whiskers.
"In Memoriam"


~ Crossed Over The Rainbow Bridge on June 21, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. PST ~
"The honor of your presence is requested at a Memorial Service
to celebrate the life of Angel Dame Mallow."

“In keeping with Dame Mallow’s adventuress spirit,
a Memorial Service will be celebrated on Pinto Island (CMR page #46883).”

The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EST) [1:00 PM - PST] on Pinto Island (CMR page #46883).


Afterwards, you are all invited to attend the continuation of the Supermoon Party and Beer Can Boat Regatta on Angel Queen Gracie’s page (#173246), in loving memory of Angel Dame Mallow.

:¦: The Royal Squadron will be flying a missing man formation, the ultimate honor for a lost fellow comrade and accomplished pilot. :¦:

*** Pinto Island harbor boats will be glimmering with lighted candles as we help Angel Dame Mallow over the Rainbow Bridge in the Viking warrior spirit she epitomized. ***

We ask our furiends to feel free to speak of any memories you may have of our dear Angel Dame Mallow.

Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory,
They’ll live on in the heart.
“Pay attention to those little whispers in your heart - they could be your own Angels speaking to you, and only those of us who will listen quietly with our hearts can hear them.” ~ Sue K

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06/22/2013 03:49.45 PM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 21-Monterey
Welcome to Monterey
Perched dramatically over the Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa combines elegant European architecture, sweeping coastal views & sophisticated style to create the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the fresh scent of sea air & the sight of otters, seals & dolphins at play. The Monterey Plaza's central location on Cannery Row makes it easy to enjoy the area's many attractions & activities, including the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium just 3 blocks away. Let’s all check in & meet for breakfast downstairs at the hotel’s Café La Strada.

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we’ll experience the ocean in all its beauty & wonder in a thrilling way that few other aquariums can match. The Monterey Bay Aquarium holds thousands of plants & animals, representing 623 separate named species on display. The aquarium benefits by a high circulation of fresh ocean water which is obtained through pipes that pump it in continuously from Monterey Bay. The main 1,200,000-US-gallon tank is the largest in the aquarium, and features one of the world's largest single-pane windows. This was the home to the first great white shark ever successfully kept on exhibit.

Let’s explore the observation deck that allows you to spot sea otters in the wild! We can also do some whale sighting from these decks. Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life. It's home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies & thousands of other marine animals & plants. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans. Seeing the aquarium was exciting for the kitties. Walking from area to area, seeing the different types of fish & creatures is jaw dropping. When the kitties finished the tour, walking back outside into the open air was a bit disconcerting. From the depths of the deep, dark ocean to the blue, sunny skies of Monterey made us all feel a little dizzy.

Leaving the Monterey Bay Aquarium we are right in the middle of historic Cannery Row. In the early 1900's, Cannery Row was the bustling center of the area's sardine canning industry. However, a deadly fire in 1924 & over fishing eventually lead to Cannery Row's decline by the end of World War II. Inspired by the publication of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row, restoration efforts on the historic row increased. Cannery Row itself is now a tourist attraction with many restaurants & hotels, many of which are located in former cannery buildings, & a few historic attractions.

Let’s have lunch at the Sardine Factory restaurant & then do some souvenir shopping.

Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner at the Plaza’s Schooners Restaurant, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay with an elegant Piano Lounge. Next week – San Francisco!
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06/21/2013 11:40.20 AM Report This Comment
Wander With Whiskers – June 20-Carmel
Carmel - Point Lobos - Pebble Beach
Today we are going to explore a little of Carmel by foot and by motor coach. Let’s drive to Point Lobos, for an easy walk through dense groves of Cypress forest leading to hidden coves, beaches, and overlooks where the many shades of Pacific blues and greens will dazzle our senses. We will check out one of the majestic hiking trails at Pfeiffer State Park and take in the breathtaking panoramic ocean views.

I know you must all be hungry by now, but we are going to board our Feline Motor Coaches once again and take a little trip, stopping for lunch half way through. Next stop is Pebble Beach, a small coastal resort destination, home to the famous golf course, Pebble Beach Golf Links.

No trip to Carmel would be complete without an excursion along the Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive. Perhaps the most famous drive in the world, this 17-mile trip will take us past the centuries-old Lone Cypress, a gorgeous inspiration for artists and photographers through the years, all along the Pacific Coast, with its heavily forested areas and crashing waves. We’ll stop along the way to see the Cypress Point Lookout and Seal and Bird Rocks. This leisurely road winds its way through pristine Del Monte Forest and quietly luxurious Pebble Beach, where we’ll dine at the Pebble Beach Resort.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of Carmel. Let’s take the rest of the day for “Chillin’ at the Beach”. We can stock up on picnic stuff at Nielsen Brothers Market, and devote the rest of the day to Carmel Beach. Later, we can head back to our hotel rooms, clean up and walk back to the hotel restaurant for a fat steak dinner. Tomorrow we will be boarding the train again for a short ride to Monterey. Once there, we will check in to our fine accommodations and get ready to see what Monterey has to offer. The Royal Feline Castle Train leaves at 9 a.m. - so don’t be late!

Let’s take a peek at what tomorrow holds in store. An absolute “must-see” for all who come to this area is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, located along Cannery Row, the street made famous through the writings of John Steinbeck. This is the aquarium by which all others are measured. Sitting on the border of one of the largest underwater canyons on earth, it is home to more than 350,000 animals and plants representing over 550 species of fishes found in Monterey Bay and other parts of the world.

A continental breakfast will be served on the train. Getting to Monterey is a short trip, so keep your bags packed for an easy exit from the train to our next hotel.
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06/20/2013 07:45.51 AM Report This Comment
CC is putting a kink in my tail today
& if it moves any slower I'm going to find a snail to blog for me before I start clawing the keyboard...MOL!

I was hissing at the window earlier this morning when I saw my crazy mommy cat Sassee getting ready to jump at the screen. Trixie ran up to join me in hissing at her & then she left so must have decided that pouncing toward 2 hissing kitties might not be such a great idea...MOL! Mom has been able to pet her dark tiger kitten but the other one scampers off (like I used to) anytime he/she hears a noise. Time & lots of mom's patience will hopefully tame these two wildcats just like it did me. Joseph is another prime example of patience & love because he wouldn't have survived without mom's help. He's a sweet & gentle boy that loves to lay on mom's lap when she's sitting outside...or when he's in for his daily visit. I hiss at him when he comes in but he ignores me so guess I'm not as scary as I think I am...MOL!

Zaboo & Patches are doing fine & have been enjoying the last couple of days when mom has been able to open the windows. She says she'll probably have to shut them down later this afternoon though because it's beginning to heat up even higher temps predicted for the rest of the week. Guess we should expect that though since summer is peeking around the corner at us. Well I'd better get pouncing so I can visit as many as possible today & clean up our pages. Have a pawtastic day dear furiends!

Soft purrs,
Fluffinella & NICE Crew

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06/19/2013 10:53.45 AM Report This Comment
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