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

Talley COTD 01/02/2009

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Hi! My name is Talley COTD 01/02/2009

I am Domestic Shorthair from Jacksonville, FL

Nicknames: My name is Tallulah, I'm called Talley, Talley Boo, Tally Ho & lots of sweet names

Age: 6 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: I can fetch when dad throws my puff balls for me.

My favorite tricks and treats are: I can run really fast, and I can bat a ball really well. Treats? Fancy Feast with greens is good and like I said I really, really like Pete's special Tuna Flakes, but I'm open to new possibilities.

Where I hang out: I'm still exloring but so far I like the computer room, mom & dad's laps and anyplace my big brother pete goes. ( I'll be able to get on counters soon)

My favorite grubs: I like Pete's special treat flakes, and and any big cat food. Dad lets me have little meat treats from his plate, and I really like that.

My pet peeves: Loud noises, closed doors and when any other kitty plays with my treat ball

What I love about my owners: I've learned from the other cats, my big sisters and especially my big brother, Pete that we don't have owners, What we have is a caring and loving family. Mom & dad treat us with the same love and respect that they give their human children. I do like it a lot when dad kisses my tummy. I believe I'm a pretty lucky little kitty.

My cat hobbies: I like to play ball, play with Pete (my big brother), wrestle with my stuffed toy kittens and be loved and petted.

Pet motto: Little miracles happen everyday, you just have to open your heart and let them come.

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When I was about seven weeks old I got very sick, my eyes got infected and I couldn't see because pus had dried on the outside of them and I couldn't even open them. Then, some how I got lost from my kitty mom & my littermates. I just kind of wandered blind for I don't know how long. I was so very hungry and thirsty. Then, even though I couldn't see, something calming seemed to come over me, a quiet sweet kitty voice, guiding me to an empty house. I finally got there and managed to climb up on the brick steps. Something told me to stay, and I was too thirsty and hungry and tired to go on anyway. It was so hot. After awhile I heard someone say "Oh my goodness, look at this" another voice asked, "Is it alive?" "Yes", said the first voice, "but not for long if we don't get help." Someone (it turned out to be our dad) picked me up, we went in a truck to a cool place with more people, and then I got medicine, (ick!) & food and water with electrolytes. (yum!)and then a shot. My eyes were bathed in something cool and then I could see again. I think I would have been really scared, but I'm pretty sure a very sweet cat named Sylvie led me to that place and she somehow led dad to make an unsceduled visit to that house to take some measurements he'd misplaced. I truly beleive that a miracle happened, and my life changed in an instant. I love my home

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happy february!
how could we forget to invite your husband whiskers! shame on janet for forgetting, trouble is we can't invite everybody and well we have room for 1-2 more so can you bring him with you when you come unless he's going to be at one of the other 3 celebrations today? we have a foot of snow coming in here to-night through tomorrow, so janet's decided if she's outside shoveling we'll not be online at all and if we do it's for sel-ective voting like on weekends, only way to make things fair in a way. seems more and more like the winter of '11 and well it's a long one like that was so far! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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02/01/2015 02:20.24 AM Report This Comment
Whiskers kissed his beautiful wife good morning
his absolute favorite way to greet the day. Talley smiled and gave her beloved husband a kiss back. Whiskers said, “I spoke to my Mom on the phone last night while we were getting ready for bed. She told me her and Dad would be gone Saturday morning, meeting with their financial advisor again.” Talley asked, “Is it already tax time again?” Whiskers laughed and said, “Well, it’s still early, but my Mom told me Dad has decided he wants to retire in two and half years.” Talley smiled and said, “That’s wonderful sweetheart!” Whiskers nodded and said, “That’s why they have been meeting with their financial advisor recently. It seems that everything is on track for Dad to be able to retire on schedule, possibly even sooner.” Talley said, “I wonder if your Dad will miss his kids at school? I think that’s what I’d miss the most if I were a teacher.” Whiskers smiled and said, “I know the kids are very important to my Dad. He’s proud of how many kids he has taught that have finished college and become quite successful. A few have even become teachers because of him.” “Really?” Talley exclaimed. Whiskers nodded and said, “Yes! Several of his former students have come back to tell him they owe their good fortune to his teaching. That has kept my Dad going for many years. Sadly the school curriculum has been changing dramatically, in a way that my Dad doesn’t agree with, so he is ready to retire.”

Talley rolled over to give Whiskers a warm hug and said, “Not to change the subject my love, but isn’t it great to have K. Thundie, Shaddie, Q. Josie Mae and their whole family back? I’m so glad their Mom is doing well. I think all our prayers have helped!” Whiskers nodded happily and said, “Did you see K. Thundie’s eyes light up when K. Pete told him we have been keeping up the work on their pocket ship? Thundie and his family were overjoyed by the news and I think it made them realize just how much we have all missed them. That brother of ours never fails to amaze me. He alone does more to boost the morale of so many animals than anyone I’ve ever known. We are truly blessed to have him in our lives. I worry when I see him so tired, as I know we all do.” Talley nodded with a concerned look of her pretty face and said, “I think slowing down for Pete would be more hurtful than helpful. If my brother isn’t doing something productive, be it for himself or others, he just wouldn’t be happy.” Whiskers agreed and let out a sigh. He said, “I’m hoping in time, as his relationship with Neekah Boo develops, she’ll help him slow down a bit and relax more.”

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01/31/2015 01:37.13 PM Report This Comment
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Whiskers laughed, pulling Talley tighter into his arms and said, “When my Mom took Callie for her visit the vet, the vet pointed out to her that Callie, Whitey and I will be turning eleven years old this year. Of course that has my Mom worried now. If I could speak to my Mom, like my favorite sleuth Joe Grey in the Shirley Rousseau Murphy novels, I would tell her I couldn’t have dreamed of a more wonderful life. Through my Mom I met the kitty of my dreams and I wouldn’t change a single thing in my life. Now how many cats are lucky enough to be able to say that?” Whiskers gave his precious wife a deep kiss, assuring this would be another wonderful day.

This morning Mitch was in the kitchen with Flower, Liliana, Daisy, Tabitha, Rosie and Ralph preparing Saturday breakfast. Callie and Angel Maggie came from the kitchen smiling, bringing hot lattes and hot chocolate to their family at the table. K. Pete meowed good morning to his sisters and asked, “I hear a lot of laughter coming from the kitchen. I take it the kids are giving Mitch a lesson in the art of cooking?” Angel Maggie giggled, topping off her brother’s latte and said, “The kids are showing Mitch how to make pancakes and it was Mitch’s idea to make the pancakes into creative shapes.” Callie laughed and said, “I saw Mickey Mouse shapes, rabbit shapes, tree shapes and the kids were shaping our initials, pouring the batter backwards so the pancakes are reading right when flipped! I always knew Mitch was going to be a fun Dad.”

Flower poked his head out of the kitchen and said, “Uncle Pete, would you please ring the breakfast chime this morning? We’re just about ready to serve.” K. Pete smiled, nodding affirmative. Thomas stood up on his very two strong legs and said, “K. Pete, let me do it. I can always use the exercise.” Thomas picked up the mealtime triangular bell and said, “Hey! It is fun announcing the start of a great meal.” As Thomas chimed the bell, Flower and Ralph helped set the table. Ralph winked at his Dad, indicating a job well done. Thomas smiled and thought briefly for a moment of how proud he was of his son.

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01/31/2015 01:36.41 PM Report This Comment
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The family joined paws to say grace and give thanks to another blessed day together.

The creative shapes of the pancakes delighted the family. Mitch was beaming, saying the kids had been great teachers. Whiskers loved smothering his pancakes in the warm, dark maple syrup courtesy of the wolves. Talley had to tap Whisker’s paw, reminding him too much syrup wasn’t good for his waistline. Whiskers smiled, wondering to himself what would he ever do without his Talley. Whiskers shook his head, not even wanting to think such thoughts. Almost instinctively, Whiskers jumped out of his chair and gave Talley a warm kiss. The impromptu moment caught everyone by surprise. The family applauded as Talley’s lovely cheeks turned a blush pink. Whisker’s cheeks did too and he mewed, “My love for Talley turns me into a crazy cat at times!” Everyone understood and smiled. Mitch gave Pearl a quick kiss, knowing exactly what Whiskers meant.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my darling Tallulah.

"The eskimos have 52 words for snow because it is so special to them; there ought to be as many for love!"

-Margaret Atwood
~~~~~

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01/31/2015 01:36.14 PM Report This Comment
Whiskers and Talley were both awake
this morning, chatting excitedly about the upcoming Coronation this weekend. Talley and her sisters had all bought new gowns for the events at Cyndee Foo Foo’s dress shop. Talley had modeled for Whiskers last night, her elegant chiffon off-the-shoulder dress with a gently pleated bodice and a full length draped skirt. The hunter green gown set off Talley’s emerald green eyes beautifully. Whiskers had to sit down to keep from falling over when he saw his gorgeous wife parade around the room for him. Talley’s beauty was beyond compare.

Whiskers held his Talley in his arms as they lay in bed. He said, “I’m always so proud and incredulous really, to escort the most beautiful kitty at any event. I think I’ll wear my Feline Force Uniform so I’ll look my best next to you my love.” Talley blushed and gave her husband a warm kiss.

Whiskers said, “I’m not sure what day the Coronation will be held, but I’m hoping the Queen will let us know soon. We’ve also been invited to a Super Bowl pawty at K. Mike and Q. Lady Dolly’s Rainbow Rose Manor on Sunday. This is going to be a busy weekend.” Talley nodded and said, “We’ll play it by ear and hope for good weather. Ms. Murphy and Raven said there is another snowstorm on the horizon but it’s difficult to predict exactly when it will descend upon us.”
Whiskers said, “We should probably ask Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie if they can pick up Neekah Boo today or tomorrow. My Mom received an email from her Mom yesterday and it was a very upbeat message. They are both doing fine. Mom Machelle is just a bit worried about her upcoming court date in February. My Mom told her we all have our paws crossed for her and of course we always have them in our prayers. Talley nodded and said, “I’m sure my brother has already arranged for Neekah Boo to join us at the Coronation. I guess we should shower and get ready so we can all go over the plans for the weekend.” Whiskers kissed Talley’s delicate paw as the two kitties in love rolled out of bed.

Whitey and Pearl were in the greenhouse, gathering some vegetables for breakfast. Pearl had discovered a delicious recipe utilizing the Rainbow Chard growing surprisingly well in the garden. It seemed that every time Pearl cut a few leaves of the chard for cooking it just kept growing back with a greater yield each time. Pearl thought for a second and said to Whitey, “I bet the rabbits would love the Rainbow Chard. Let’s fill a separate basket just for Bumper and his family and hopefully we’ll see them later today.” Whitey smiled and said, “I’m pretty sure Flower and the kids will make sure it gets to Bumper. I think the kids have made new rabbit furiends for life!”

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01/30/2015 12:15.49 PM Report This Comment
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Pearl laughed and said, “They are such nice, adorable little creatures, aren’t they, with their long ears, long hind legs and cute little tails? I do hope they return to visit and hopefully get to meet our shelter furiends.” Whitey was smiling as she carefully picked the vegetables and said, “I think we should leave the introductions up to the kids. They seem to have a comfortable and friendly kinship with the bunnies.”

The girls loved finding new ways to feature greens in the morning for a hearty start to the day. The meal this morning would consist of a pleasing combination of baked eggs nestled on top of a bed of rainbow chard, covered with a dollop of yogurt and drizzled lightly with butter. Orangie found a lovely set of small porcelain ramekins that appeared to have never been used. Whitey said to her sister, “I’m still discovering wedding gifts from Whiskers and Talley’s wedding. They have many kind and generous furiends.” Whitey turned to address Pearl, “Just wait until you and Mitch get married. Orangie and I will be happy to help you set up your home after the wedding. It takes a lot of planning and work.” Pearl smiled and said, “I’d like that. I still can’t believe we’ll have our own home someday soon. It’s all still a dream to me.”

Tabitha, Liliana, Daisy and Rosie were assisting Annabella with the Oatmeal Bran Muffins baking in the oven while Callie took hot coffee and hot chocolates out to the table. Angel Maggie was sitting at the table with Pete, Mitch and Thomas, sampling the delicious Maple Cream Candies that Victoria had made and sent over with Carlos for the family to taste test. Thomas nodded his head as he took a bite and said, “I’m not much for sweets, but these maple candies are delicious!” Angel Maggie concurred and said, “I think the wolves have a best seller here.”
Raven tapped the keyboard on her laptop and said, “I wanted you guys to see something. Murphy and I were checking the shelter cams this morning and we simply have to play back what we saw at the wolves’ cave.” She turned the screen so everyone could see Phillip reading to his pack from a binder that K. Pete had printed out for him. It told about the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone, documenting the ecological benefit of wolves and the important role they play in maintaining healthy wildlife and landscape. From the video, the family could see Phillip was speaking with pride in his voice and his pack listened intently, afterwards standing up to applaud the great news.

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01/30/2015 12:15.09 PM Report This Comment
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K. Pete smiled and aid, “I wanted Phillip to know exactly the important role he is playing in working so hard to keep his pack alive and healthy. I thought the report would inspire him and give the wolves hope. With the hard work they’ve put into their Maple producing plant, the skies the limit for them now. Perhaps one day, thanks to Phillip and his pack, the wolf will no longer be an endangered species. They’re much to important to our already fragile ecosystem.”

Flower, Ralph and kids were dancing around the table, delighted to see their wolf furiends so happy. Flower said, “Maybe we can have Bumper and his family over to meet the wolves.” Whiskers smiled and said, “I think we better take it slow there little guy. That meeting seems a bit too far-fetched - but on second thought, anything in this family is possible.”

Whitey called out to the boys breakfast was ready and the meal chime was rung. The family quickly sat back down, joined paws and gave thanks for another day together. A special prayer was added for all their furiends and their families in need. Flower added a special thank you prayer to God for looking after his Uncle Pete. Whiskers squeezed Talley’s paw gently, always taken aback and overwhelmed at all the love in their happy home.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs, my darling wife.

Madonna of the Evening Flowers
~~~~~
All day long I have been working
Now I am tired.
I call: "Where are you?"
But there is only the oak tree rustling in the wind.
The house is very quiet,
The sun shines in on your books,
On your scissors and thimble just put down,
But you are not there.
Suddenly I am lonely:
Where are you?
I go about searching.

Then I see you,
Standing under a spire of pale blue larkspur,
With a basket of roses on your arm.
You are cool, like silver,
And you smile.
I think the Canterbury bells are playing little tunes,
You tell me that the peonies need spraying,
That the columbines have overrun all bounds,
That the pyrus japonica should be cut back and rounded.
You tell me these things.
But I look at you, heart of silver,
White heart-flame of polished silver,
Burning beneath the blue steeples of the larkspur,
And I long to kneel instantly at your feet,
While all about us peal the loud, sweet Te Deums of the Canterbury bells.

- by Amy Lowell
~~~~~

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01/30/2015 12:14.21 PM Report This Comment
With one arm behind his head and the other
comfortably cradling his beautiful wife’s tender head, Whiskers lay in bed thinking about the wonderful day they had yesterday. He turned his head slightly to see Talley still sound asleep, her eyelashes fluttering as if dreaming. There was a slight smile on her soft lips and Whiskers couldn’t resist placing a warm kiss on her cheek. Talley opened her emerald green eyes and smiled when she saw her beloved husband. Whiskers said, “I’m sorry my love. I didn’t mean to awaken you, but it’s hard to watch you without wanting to cover you with kisses. I’m always overwhelmed by your loveliness. Do you remember what you were dreaming? You were smiling in your sleep before I woke you.”
Talley mewed, “I was thinking about how Flower and the kids rescued those precious rabbits. Every day I watch and see the kids growing up to be kind, benevolent souls and it makes me proud and sad at the same time.” Whiskers asked, “Why does it make you sad sweetheart?” Talley felt her eyes tearing up and said, “The kids are growing up so fast and I know one day they will have to leave us. But I know they will all be fine leaders and the world needs more spirits, such as they are.” Whiskers nodded and said, “I know I couldn’t be prouder of them. I agree they will all be a vital force in making this world a better place.”

Whiskers smiled broadly and said, “That Bumper is quite a character. I could tell he took a real shining to Flower and Ralph. Bumper was brave enough to trust his entire family with us, thanks to those two boys. I hope Bumper stays long enough with us today to meet some of the shelter animals and see for himself that the stories of a paradise in the forest are true. Of course we’ll help him get back to his burrow, but I’d like Bumper and his family to leave here, knowing they are welcome to come back any time.” Talley smiled and said, “I’m pretty sure spending a little time with our family will convince them of that. I’m sure my brother is already devising a plan of how to clear the fallen tree from their home and you know our sisters are packing food and warm supplies for them to take back to their home.”

Whiskers laughed as he got up out of bed, bringing Talley’s fluffy robe to her. “I have no doubt the rabbits will leave here with favorable tales to tell their forest furiends. Let’s get ready so we can see what the family has planned to help our new little furiends.” With a cheerful look on her pretty face, Talley took her husband’s paw ready to start another wonderful day.

Callie and Angel Maggie decided to prepare something they thought the rabbits would enjoy for breakfast. Angel Maggie was fixing pancakes with blueberries, sliced bananas, raisins, walnuts and a touch of wheat germ, while Callie was at the stove with a large skillet of scrambled eggs, potatoes and every fresh vegetable that was available from the green house this morning.

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01/29/2015 12:43.22 PM Report This Comment
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Pearl was squeezing fresh orange and tomato juice with Annabelle right beside her, slicing apples and pears onto individual plates of butternut lettuce leafs. Callie smiled and said, “Fixing a meal that the rabbits will like is actually quite healthy for all of us. Maybe I should have whipped up some power shakes.” Angel Maggie smiled at her sister and said, “Maybe next time Callie. I think we have enough to feed a small army this morning.”

Whiskers and Talley were the last to join everyone at the table. Flower and Ralph had added extra seats at the table for Bumper and his family and the kids were already enjoying hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream. The fireplace was burning and the house felt very cozy. Bumper got up to shake paws with Talley and Whiskers and thanked them for inviting him and his family to their lovely home. Whiskers noticed the living room where they had slept was very tidy, with the blankets folded and floor swept spotless. Whiskers asked Bumper, “Do you and your family have a good night’s sleep? I hope you woke up with hearty appetites this morning. We have the best chefs in the world in this house.”
Bumper nodded and said, “After sharing dinner with all of you last night, we agree wholeheartedly. The kids slept very soundly and I can’t remember ever having such a peaceful evening. We’ll never be able to thank you enough for your kindness.”
K. Pete smiled and said, “Your friendship is enough. We’re glad we could help out. Some friends of ours will be coming over to help clear the tree that is keeping you from your home.”
K. Pete looked at Mitch and Whiskers and said, “Bobby, Inky and Storm should be here any minute. They’re bringing a couple of chainsaws with them. We might need to drive the ATV’s to get to Bumper’s home, but the snow seems to have let up a bit. It shouldn’t be a problem getting through the forest this morning.”
Raven and Ms. Murphy had their laptops checking the shelter cams and the weather report. Raven looked concerned when she said to her brother, “It looks like another winter storm is on its way, but shouldn’t arrive until tomorrow. Today is the day to definitely gets things done.”

Angel Maggie and Callie came from the kitchen, their paws filled with platters of food. Whiskers jumped up to help them set the table with Flower, Ralph and the girls fawning over the rabbits to make them comfortable at the table.
Right on time as always, there was knock at the door and in walked Storm, Bobby and Inky. Mitch and Pearl jumped up to help them with their jackets and get them warmed by the fireplace. K. Pete said, “I didn’t hear you boys drive up.” Bobby laughed and said, “We drove up in our ATV’s and parked by the garage. We didn’t want to make too much noise and frightened our new guests. Where are they by the way?”

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01/29/2015 12:42.35 PM Report This Comment
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Flower and Ralph jumped out their chairs, bringing Bobby, Inky and Storm over to meet Bumper and his family. Flower squeezed Bumper’s shoulder reassuringly when the boys came over to shake their paws.
At first a bit nervous with the new guests, Bumper felt at ease quickly with Flower and Ralph by his side. Bumper said, “K. Pete has told us you’ll be helping us get back to our burrow. I’m afraid it will take quite a lot of work. The tree covering our home is very big and the snow falling will make it even more difficult to remove.”
Bobby shook Bumper’s paw and said, “Aw, don’t worry my friend. My brothers and I came prepared. Not to worry at all.” Bumper and his family looked very relieved.

Flower and Ralph were ready and waiting to sound the breakfast chime. The bunnies clapped their paws in delight. Everyone sat down to join paws, say Grace and give thanks to wonderful friends and family.

Raven asked Bumper if he could tell her approximately where the burrow was located, she could look for it on her computer maps and plan a route for everyone to follow. Bumper looked confused. Flower said his tiny furiend, “Just tell us of any landmarks around where you live. Are you close to the lake or by the cliffs and stream in the middle of the forest? Tell us a little bit of what you see outside your burrow when first wake up.” Bumper smiled, now understanding what Raven was asking and he began to describe the surroundings of their home in intricate detail. By the time he was finished, Raven and Ms. Murphy felt they had the burrow site pinpointed, give or take a few yards. Ms. Murphy pulled up the location on Google Earth and zoomed in on the screen to show Bumper. She asked, “Does this part of the forest look familiar?” Bumper peered at the computer screen and suddenly his eyes were as wide as saucers. Bumper exclaimed, “That’s it! That’s our home! I can’t see the entrance to our burrow, but I had to work pretty hard to keep it hidden from any predators. But I recognize the forest! How did you find it? Never mind, I’m sure it’s some kind of magic, but thank you! Thank you all so very much!”
The bunnies were tickled pink to see their Daddy so happy. They were reluctant to leave their plates with the delicious food, but they just couldn’t resist jumping down from their seats and hugging Flower, Ralph and the kids.

Whiskers smiled and winked at Talley. Today was shaping up to be another blessed day, full of love and adventure.

Sending soft kisses and warm hugs to my beloved Talley.

La Vita Nuova
~~~~~
In that book which is
My memory . . .
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words . . .
Here begins a new life

- Dante Alighieri
~~~~~

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01/29/2015 12:41.28 PM Report This Comment
good morning!
off to a cold start was 8 when janet got up at 3 this morning and supposed to make the lower 30s. they're intending on doing a bank run, seeing master as well as a few errands and won't have to bother with grocery shopping now that janet's done it online so that will come sometime on saturday. got 2-4" more snow to screw up morning commute tomorrow and janet's not happy, but again nothing we can do seeing we still have cleaning up to do after that one seeing it'll likely be coming down when she goes to leave for work. we're having a prekitten bowl party here on sunday and are wondering if you'd like to come seems we put out the word on the mews room but so far only 1-2 takers, are you guys in? sandy,ab,haley, angels

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01/29/2015 02:17.49 AM Report This Comment
Whiskers and Talley returned home after
an afternoon spent checking the shelters in the aftermath of the snowstorm. Bobby, Inky and Storm had finished clearing the main roads to all the shelters and were preparing to start loading the packed snow onto the dump trucks they had lined up. Whiskers and Talley would be going back outside to help the boys, but came inside for a brief break from the cold and needed something to warm their tummies. Callie and Angel Maggie had chicken soup cooking on the stove and were just taking some fresh baked bread out of the oven. Whiskers and Talley were delighted with the smell of hot, delicious food as they entered their house.

With his arms still tightly wrapped around his wife, Whiskers ushered Talley over to the warm fireplace. Callie brought them a steaming cups of hot coffee and asked , “How does it look out there? Are our shelter furiends doing okay?” Whiskers and Talley gladly accepted the warm mugs in their paws and nodded. Whiskers said, “Everyone is fine and in good spirits. Oliver told us it got a little bit frightening last night when the wind was howling and the snow appeared to be falling sideways, but he said all the shelter animals felt safe and secure in their homes. The topic of conversation for many of them was how they would have never been able to survive such a violent storm, if it hadn’t been for K. Pete and the family. The animals are very grateful.”
Callie nodded as she listened and said, “I know K. Pete is relieved the shelters held up nicely in the storm. He looked very tired this morning. I don’t think he was able to sleep a wink last night.” Talley nodded as she sipped her coffee, warming her tiny paws around the mug. Talley said, “I know my brother and I’m sure he was watching the shelter cams all night. I’m just glad the storm wasn’t quite as bad as was predicted.” Whiskers said, “It was bad enough! When I saw on the news this morning, how people were complaining about the unnecessary precautions they had to take for naught, I had to shake my head and disagree. It always pays to be prepared for the worst case scenario.” Talley nodded and said, “Let’s just hope the humans don’t caught with their guard down when the next storm comes.”

Callie and Angel Maggie heard the side door opening and ran to greet Mitch, Theodore and the kids with towels to dry them all off before bringing the snow into the house. Whiskers laughed as he heard Flower and Ralph talking excitedly about something. The boys were talking so fast, he couldn’t quite make out what they were saying. Talley smiled and said, “Let’s go see what has the boys so enthusiastic.” Pearl had hot cups of coffee waiting for Mitch and Theodore and Annabella was setting hot cocoa on the table for the kids.

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As soon as Flower and Ralph were dried off, they ran into the house. Whiskers and Talley were practically bowled over by the two boys coming down the hall. Flower exclaimed, “Uncle Whiskers, Aunt Talley! Guess what we found in one of our snow cat forts that we built?” Flower looked around and said, “Where are Uncle Pete and Uncle Thomas?” Whiskers picked up both boys and said, “Whoa tigers! Settle down first. Pete and Thomas are getting the workshop ready for all of us. What did you kids see out there?” Flower looked at Ralph, who nodded it was okay for him to speak. Flower caught his breath and said, “Ralph and I were checking to see if our cat snow forts held up in the storm. My Dad and Theodore helped us shovel the snow that was covering them. And guess who was inside?! A family of rabbits had rode out the storm in our fort!” Talley said, “Really? Were they all right?” Flower and Ralph were smiling and nodding. Flower continued, “The rabbits said the storm was moving fast and they didn’t have time to get back to their burrow, so they decided to take shelter in one of our snow forts. It was a whole family of the cutest rabbits. They thanked us and shook our paws! We asked them if they needed food or anything at all, but they just wanted to get back to their home in the forest.” Ralph smiled and said, “I always carry a bag of kibble in my jacket, so I gave it to the rabbit that appeared to be the leader. He thanked me and they hopped off into the woods.”

Whiskers shook his head in disbelief and said, “Wow, K. Pete and Thomas will be thrilled to hear your story. I’m proud of you for building a snow cat fort that could sustain the storm we just had. Let’s put some hot cocoa in your tummies and them we’ll all go to the workshop.

The workshop felt warm and cozy. Thomas and K. Pete had finished organizing the tools and had just sat down to enjoy a cup of coffee when the kids came running in. Ralph and Flower retold the story of their exciting adventure and had to sit down themselves to catch their breaths. K. Pete smiled and said, “You boys have become expert builders. Your fine construction probably saved those rabbits’ lives. I’m proud of you.” Flower sat down next to his Uncle Pete and said in a soft voice. “Thank you Uncle Pete. We’re learning from the best.”

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Flower took his Uncle Pete’s paw and asked, “Are you feeling all right Uncle Pete? You look a little bit tired.” K. Pete smiled, ruffling the fur on Flower head and said, “I’m fine little guy. It was a long night, but now that I know everyone is doing okay, I’m just fine.” Talley walked over to feel her brother’s forehead and mewed, “You need to get some sleep brother. Whiskers and I are going to go back out and see if Bobby, Inky and Storm need some help. Why don’t you rest on the sofa until we get back. Then we can all start work on our pocket ships.”

Angel Maggie came over and said, “That sounds like a great idea. The kids can help Callie and me by gathering some fresh vegetables from the greenhouse. We’re planning on serving Italian food for the hockey games this Friday and thought we’d sample some of the recipes tonight.” Flower nodded and held his Uncle Pete’s paw, following him to the living room. Talley brought a warm quilt to cover her brother with. Talley kissed his forehead and said, “Get some rest brother. We’ll be back before you know it.” Angel Maggie nodded at Talley, assuring her she would look after Pete.

After bundling up in their warm parkas once again, Whiskers, Talley and Mitch headed back outside to see where they were needed. Mitch spied the boys in the dump trucks, already operating the bucket lifts. Mitch called Bobby on his cell phone and was told to meet them by the lake. Mitch, Whiskers and Talley jumped into the truck, ready for some heavy shoveling. Whiskers told Talley, “I don’t want you working out in this cold weather anymore. We’ll drop you off at the boathouse. I’m sure the families there need some reassurance that everything is going to be oaky. We shouldn’t be too long and we’ll pick you up on our way back. Okay sweetheart?” Talley nodded and said, “I would like to visit with the kids and check on how Luna and Pixie are doing. But if you need me, just pick up your phone.” Whiskers gave his Talley a warm kiss and said, “I always need you my love.”

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my darling Talley.

My Love's A Match
~~~~~
My Love's a match in beauty
For every flower that blows,
Her little ear's a lilly,
Her velvet cheek a rose;
Her locks are gilly gowans
Hang golden to her knee.
If I were King of Ireland,
My Queen she'd surely be.

Her eyes are fond forget-me-nots,
And no such snow is seen
Upon the heaving hawthorn bush
As crests her bodice green.
The thrushes when she's talking
Sit listening on the tree.
If I were King of Ireland,
My Queen she'd surely be.

- by Alfred P. Graves
~~~~~

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Talley opened her beautiful eyes early
this morning. She could feel her brother worrying and had a feeling he hadn’t been able to get much sleep last night.

Whiskers felt his beloved wife stir and awoke with a start. Whiskers sat up in bed, swinging his legs around to pull on his pants. Whiskers had his shoes, pants and flannel shirt ready by his bedside in case of an emergency. Talley watched as Whiskers dressed in less than a few seconds and said, “Sweetheart! It’s okay! I’m sorry I startled you. You must have been dreaming while listening to the wind howling outside. It’s a good thing we don’t have a fireman’s pole in this room that leads downstairs. I think you’d be gone by now!” Whiskers smiled, shaking off the bad dream he was having. He kissed Talley after taking off his boots and climbing back into bed. “I kept waking up from the sound of the wind battering the trees outside our window. I kept thinking about the kids in the animal shelters. I know when I was a kitten, stormy weather always frightened me. I checked the shelter cams a couple of times on my laptop and everyone seemed to be sleeping through it, except for the guys. I wonder if K. Pete got any sleep last night?”

Talley kissed Whiskers on his furrowed brow and said, “That’s what woke me up. I could feel my brother worries. I’d like to get downstairs and check to make sure he is getting some rest. After the blizzard last night, I’m afraid he didn’t sleep a wink.” Whiskers shook his head, getting up out of bed and said, “That’s not good. We can’t let this storm affect K. Pete’s health, which is fragile right now.” Whiskers held out his paw to his lovely wife and said, “Let’s get ready for our day my love. I want myself, Mitch and Theodore to make the shelter rounds today. I’m going to have to insist K. Pete and Thomas stay inside with all of you today. No one in the community is being allowed in the streets, so Inky, Bobby and Storm will have the snowplow and streets to themselves. I think everyone has enough supplies, so we’ll just be making reassuring, check up rounds.” Talley nodded and said, “I’d like to go with you guys, just to make sure the kids and their Moms are okay. I know I would be a bundle of nerves with kids in this frightening weather. I worry enough about my family.” Whiskers gave Talley a deep kiss and said, “Okay sweetheart. Let’s shower and see what Raven and Ms. Murphy have to report. Knowing those two girls, they are on top of what’s happening around us, even better than the mews on TV.” Talley nodded, taking her husband’s paw as they ran to the shower.

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Once downstairs, Whiskers and Talley joined the family for hot coffee and hot chocolate. Talley walked over to her brother who looked very alert, but she could see his eyes looked tired. She kissed him on his forehead, giving him a warm hug and asked how the shelters were doing after a brutally, cold night. K. Pete, Raven and Ms. Murphy, all had their laptops up and running with different views of the shelters. K. Pete said, “I’m very pleased to report our shelters held up great during a fierce snow storm. Our communication systems are still up and power outages were only for brief sporadic moments. Each time, the backup generators were quick to kick in. All in all, I would say our shelters passed the harshest of tests. It’s not over yet and if the wind keeps up, we might lose some more trees - hence more power outages. So far no one has been hurt from the storm, so I would call that a great success!” The family stood up to high paw each other.

Flower, Ralph and the girls seemed a little bit tired too this morning. Whiskers shook his head and said, “Did any of you get any sleep last night? Flower looked at his Uncle Whiskers through droopy eyes and said, “I tried Uncle Whiskers, but the wind sounded scary and I was worried about our furiends.” Ralph, Rosie and the kittens nodded in unison. Callie was bringing some hot apple-cinnamon muffins to the table and said, “Well, I’m glad the entire CC community has declared this a day to stay home for everyone.” Mitch nodded and said, “I’ve been keeping an eye on some of the cameras we have stationed out in the forest, and so far, so good. No stray animals in site anywhere!”

Whisker smiled and said, “We’ll all be able to spend another full day in the workshop. I don’t know about all of you, but I could stay in the workshop working until someone dragged me out! I had so much fun working with my family.” Callie laughed at her brother and said, “Or if you smelled apple pies baking in the kitchen!”
Flower said, “I love working with my family almost as much as I love going to school!”

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Whitey stuck her head from the kitchen and said, “Who’s hungry for a spicy egg casserole with tasty chorizo, pico de gallo, green onions and jalapeno jack cheese?” Angel Maggie added, “Topped with dollops of sour cream!” The kids all held their paws up with their Uncle Whiskers leading the cheers.

Talley smiled thinking to herself, the weather outside was one of the worst storms ever, but she felt safe with her family and thankful her family was able to help so many others. Talley reached over to plant a soft kiss on Whisker’s cheek, who winked at her, feeling the love.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my precious Talley.

From Blossoms
~~~~~
From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the joy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands,
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

- Li-Young Lee
~~~~~

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Whiskers was looking outside the bedroom
window when Talley opened her beautiful eyes. She reached for her husband and said, “You’re worried about the approaching snow storm aren’t you? How does it look outside?” Whiskers pulled the curtains shut, shaking his head and said, “The sky looks ominous. I’m glad we have several days worth of supplies at all the shelters but I’m still worried when the blizzard hits, we might lose communication with our furiends.” Talley nodded and said, “I’m sure Pete, Raven and Ms. Murphy have back up systems ready. If all else fails, we still have the Angels to help us.” Whiskers said, “We’ll see if K. Pete wants to make a trip out to the Excalibur community and the wolves cave before the storm hits, just to ease everyone’s worries.” Talley got out of bed, slipping on her robe and said, “We better get ready for a busy morning. Once the wind gusts and snow flurries start, I don’t think it will be safe to fly. I’m glad we were able to have the Snowball Classic last night. We had quite a large turnout.” Whiskers walked over to envelope Talley in his arms and said, “You and your Peasants team mates played a great game. I was so sure your team was going to beat the Royals, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. Everyone did have a wonderful time though. The intermissions were a lot of fun, watching how excited our furiends got when their winning numbers were called. There were some great prizes given out, but I came home with the greatest prize of all.” Whiskers gave his beloved Talley a deep kiss.

By the time Whiskers and Talley came downstairs, the family was already sitting at the table drinking coffee and hot chocolate. K. Pete had his laptop opened checking the weather report, while Raven and Ms. Murphy were checking the shelter cams. K. Pete looked up from his computer with a concerned look on his face. He said, “We all need to be bracing for Winter Storm Juno which is threatening to become a major snowstorm with the potential for blizzard conditions.” K. Pete looked at Whiskers and Talley and said, “Inky, Bobby and Storm are on their way to the airfield. We’ll meet them there. I want to take some extra provisions for Phillip and his pack and also make a stop at the Excalibur colony. If anything, I want to reassure our furiends we’re here for them in case of any emergency.” Talley nodded and said, “We’re ready to go when you are brother.” K. Pete nodded and said, “Let’s enjoy our breakfast first. I have a feeling it’s going to be a hectic morning.”

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Flower looked worried as he sipped his chocolate. He raised his paw to speak to his Uncle Pete. K. Pete smiled and said, “What’s on your mind little guy? I don’t want you kids worrying. We’ll all be fine.” Flower said, “Do you want us to come along with you to help Uncle Pete?” K. Pete smiled and said, “Thank you for the offer kids, but I’ll need you to stay home and take care of everything here until we get back. We won’t be gone too long and again, it’s just a precautionary visit we’ll be making. We’re all prepared for just about anything that Mother Natures throws our way.”

Callie and Angel Maggie came from the kitchen carrying platters of fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon and sausage links and hashed browns. Callie tried to smile and said, “Well none of you are going anywhere on empty stomachs.” Angel Maggie nodded and said, “Flower, Ralph, I think that’s your cue.”

The two boys got up to chime the bell for a warm, delicious breakfast. After saying grace and a special prayer for everyone to have a safe day, the family ate in relative silence. The approaching storm was upmost in everyone’s thoughts. Whiskers spoke about the great time they all had at the Snowball Classic and that did ease the tension in the room for a while.

Raven reported everyone looked just fine in the nearby shelters. Mitch said him and Thomas would do the local shelter rounds this morning. Mitch had the snowplow out in the driveway ready to go. Just as everyone was finishing breakfast, K. Pete’s phone rang. K. Pete answered and after a few minutes hung up. He said, “That was Angel K. Malachi letting us know school is cancelled today. He wants all the families to spend the morning preparing for the storm.” Annabella and Pearl let out a sigh of relief. K. Pete stood up and said, “Okay Whiskers and Talley, let’s not keep Inky, Storm and Bobby waiting. Dress warmly and I’ll meet you both our front.”

Callie and Angel Maggie came from the kitchen with hot thermoses for everyone. Callie said, “By the time you all get back, Angel Maggie and I will have a nice, hot meal waiting.”

Whiskers and Talley ran up the stairs to their room to grab their warmest jackets. Whiskers helped Talley with her muffler and gave her a warm hug and kiss before they went back downstairs.

Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie were getting ready to make their rounds spreading angel dust and reassurance to all their furiends and families in the CC community. Angel Sylvie told K. Pete, “We’ll be come by the Excalibur colony and make a stop at the wolves’ cave too.” K. Pete nodded and said, “Thank you dear sisters. I know that will go along way in calming everyone’s worries.”

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K. Pete had the Suburban warmed up and ready to go. Whiskers helped Talley inside and the kitties made their way down the road. The wind was starting to gust and it looked bitterly cold outside. Whiskers shook his head and said, “I sure hope no one gets caught outside in this storm. I shudder to think of any animals out there.” K. Pete nodded and said, “I thank God every day for the shelters we built. Let’s just pray any strays out there can find us.” Talley nodded her head and hung onto Whisker’s arm tightly as they drove.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my beloved Talley.

A Red, Red Rose
~~~~~
O my luve's like a red, red rose.
That's newly sprung in June;
O my luve's like a melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will love thee still, my Dear,
Till a'the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o'life shall run.

And fare thee weel my only Luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

- Robert Burns
~~~~~

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Whiskers and Talley were lying awake this morning
meowing excitedly about the wonderful progress they had all made with the pocket ships yesterday. Whiskers was particularly proud of the job him, Flower and Ralph had done with the exquisite display case to house his wedding anniversary gifts from his precious Talley. Flower and Ralph had developed into expert craftsmen in such a short time, far surpassing Whisker’s own skills. Whiskers felt nothing but pride when he worked with his two nephews. He knew artistic ability was something you’re born with, but that never deterred Whiskers from always trying.

Talley snuggled deeper into Whisker’s arms while they chatted. Whiskers kissed Talley on her head and said, “I know we have the Snowball Classic tonight, but I need to double check with K. Pete about where it’s being played. That silly Mom of mine is confused because there are two pages called ‘Snowball Classic 2014.’ I did see your name listed on the Peasants Roster sweetheart. I have to admit, I like Flower’s idea of calling the non-royal kitties commoners rather than peasants, but I guess some traditions are not to be changed.” Talley giggled and said she didn’t mind since it was all in fun. Whiskers nodded and said, “Well, I know which pennant I’ll be waving tonight. I have a feeling I’ll be losing my meow this evening after a lot of screaming!”

Talley smiled as she got out of bed to slip on her robe. Whiskers jumped up to help her and the two kitties walked together to look out their bedroom window. The landscape was covered with a blanket of snow, but it looked as if the snow had stopped falling and a beautiful blue sky was peeking through the white fluffy clouds. The view was a picture postcard for winter in the magical forest. Talley sighed contentedly and rested her head on her husband’s shoulder. Whiskers and Talley could feel the love surrounding their lovely home.

Whiskers broke the silence and mewed, “After breakfast and our shelter rounds, I’d like to see some of the snowcat forts our shelter furiends built yesterday. I’ll bet they are pretty amazing!” Talley nodded her head happily as they set out for another blessed day in their winter wonderland.

The delicious aromas of bacon and sausage cooking permeated the air this morning. Whitey and Orangie were fixing garden omelettes with an abundance of fresh green peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and the perfect helping of cheddar cheese. Pearl filled several small trays with French Vanilla Coffees and hot chocolate for the kids with mounds of whipped cream just the way they liked it. Liliana, Daisy, Tabitha and Rosie expertly carried the mugs to the table.

Raven and Ms. Murphy were checking the shelter cams with Flower and Ralph looking over their shoulder. Flower noticed that Luna and Pixie were still in bed with their Mom Tuna sitting by their side. Flower said, “I think I’d like to go visit the kitties this afternoon. It looks like they’re feeling better, but could use some cheering up.”

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Ralph nodded and Rosie and the kittens agreed. Tabitha said, “Queen Angel Kuce just sent us all some wonderful instructions on how to make Pipe Cleaner Pals. We’ll gather together all the materials we’ll need to make the different animal shapes and have a craft party with the kittens while they’re resting in bed. It’ll be fun!” Pearl and Annabella smiled at the kids, glad to hear them always thinking of others. Pearl said, “We still have a lot of beef vegetable soup leftover from yesterday. I’ll fix some fresh bread to go with it with you when you kids go. And tell Tuna, Annabella and I will be by later to check on her and the kittens. I’m sure Tuna is worried about her girls.”

Breakfast was ready and after the official bell chime was rung, they all joined paws to say grace and an extra prayer for their furiends who were feeling under the weather. As they all enjoyed a delicious start to the day, Whiskers told his family, “I spoke to my Mom this morning and she told me it is going to be a warm 74 degrees at her home and in the 80’s in San Diego where GM lives. It’s hard to believe when we look outside our window. My Mom and Dad went hiking this morning on a very easy trail since my Dad is still getting used to hiking with his bionic ankle. Mom said Dad did really well on the walk. She was much more nervous watching him walk, than Dad was. I told Mom, remember what you always tell us- ‘Baby steps!”
Thomas and K. Pete nodded, saying it would take time, but the key was to never stop exercising. Thomas smiled and said, “I’m living proof of that!” Annabella smiled and squeezed her husband’s paw lovingly.

Callie and Angel Maggie insisted on cleaning up since they still had some last minute preparations for the hockey menu tonight. Whiskers followed Talley back to their room to change into warm clothes. Whiskers held his beautiful wife in his arms for a moment and mewed, “Happy Sunday my love, my life.”

Sending soft kisses and warm hug to my darling wife.

Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her
~~~~~
If questioning would make us wise
No eyes would ever gaze in eyes;
If all our tale were told in speech
No mouths would wander each to each.

Were spirits free from mortal mesh
And love not bound in hearts of flesh
No aching breasts would yearn to meet
And find their ecstasy complete.

For who is there that lives and knows
The secret powers by which he grows?
Were knowledge all, what were our need
To thrill and faint and sweetly bleed?

Then seek not, sweet, the "If" and "Why"
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.

- by Christopher Brennan (1870-1932)
~~~~~

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Talley opened her beautiful eyes this morning
noticing a small smile playing about her husband’s lips. “What has you so happy this morning sweetheart?” she asked. Whisker’s smile broadened as he gave Talley a warm kiss. “I was just thinking about the wonderful day we had yesterday. Pearl, Mitch and the kids looked so surprised and excited to have their very own pocket ship. Leave it to your brother to come up with the perfect pre-wedding gift. I don’t know what’s going to more fun for them - building the pocket ship or sailing in it?!” Talley nodded, snuggling closer to Whiskers and said, “Yes, Pete is quite an amazing cat. The happiness of those around him is what makes him happy and that’s why he is so very special.” Whiskers ran his paw over Talley’s silky fur thinking how lucky he was to be a part of this family.

Whiskers laughed and said, “I was sorry I had to miss seeing Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie win their game last night, but I’m thinking KCK might have won because I left.” Talley playfully poked her husband on his side and mewed, “Oh Whiskers, you and your silly superstitions. KCK won last night because they all played a great game, with or without you! It was a nice way to end a wonderful day though and I did enough cheering for the both of us.” Whiskers hugged Talley tightly to him and said, “Thank you my love. I can always count on my girl. Now we better get showered and dressed. We have an exciting day in the workshop to look forward to.
Flower is going to help me get started with the display case I want to build for my anniversary gifts. Angel Sylvie brought me some beautiful dark oak wood to work with and Angel Lucy has suggested we install a microclimate control system in the case in order to control the temperature and the humidity levels. I want the very best care for my priceless first edition of Sonnets from the Portuguese and the beautiful paper roses.” Talley kissed her husband and the two kitties in love were ready to begin another day.

The house smelled like a bakery this morning. Tabitha, Liliana, Daisy and Rosie had their tiny aprons on, standing on footstools surrounding Pearl as she went over the process of how to bake the Brioche, which they would be using to make French Toast. Pearl told the girls as they watched attentively, “If you’re going to make French toast, you’ve got to do it with Brioche or Challah because of all the eggs and butter that are already in the bread. You’re basically coating eggs and butter in more eggs and butter and then frying it all in butter.” Tabitha gasped and asked, “Isn’t that bad for us?” Whiskers had overheard the conversation as he poked his head in the kitchen. He laughed and said, “Bad for you? Of course. But amazing to eat. Oh yes!”

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The girls giggled at their always hungry Uncle Whiskers. Pearl smiled and said, “Breakfast won’t be ready for another half an hour Whiskers. Do you think you could pick some oranges for juice and bring in a few tomatoes for Thomas’ tomato juice?” Whiskers stole a piece of crispy bacon that was in a warming bin, smiled and said, “Consider it done.” Whiskers went to the pantry to grab a sack when he heard, “Wait Uncle Whiskers! We’ll go with you!” Flower and Ralph came scurrying through the kitchen. Whiskers held up his paw and said, “Whoa little guys! Jackets first.” Talley was right behind them carrying their jackets and mittens. Flower ran over to his Auntie Talley, first giving her a big hug around her legs, then taking the jackets and mittens with a big thank you from both boys. Talley stood there with one jacket still in her paws. She smiled at her husband and mewed, “Did you forget something sweetheart?” Whiskers smiled and blushed sheepishly at his considerate wife. He gave Talley a soft kiss and put his jacket on before reaching to open the door. Whiskers stopped in his tracks and said to the boys, “Now what’s wrong with this picture here?” Flower and Ralph thought for a second and Flower exclaimed, “We should used the door by the garage to go outside.” Ralph nodded and said, “That way we won’t let the cold air into the kitchen!”
“Very good,” Whiskers said as they all ran down the hall.
Talley stood smiling after them and said to Pearl, “We are blessed with wonderful and loving kids.” Pearl nodded and smiled proudly. Pearl had high hopes for her kids, especially now with Mitch and their extended family, both of which Pearl was convinced have come directly from Heaven above.

Whiskers, Flower and Ralph were back in no time at all. Talley was waiting by the garage door to brush the snow off their jackets and Annabella took the fruit and veges from them, thanking them with warm hugs. Whiskers said to Talley, “It’s quite chilly outside. It’s hard to believe the temperature in California where Mom and Dad live will be in the 70’s for the next few days.” Talley hung up the jackets and said, “Really? Is that normal for January?” Whiskers shook his head and said, “Not at all. My Mom said records will be broken this weekend. It’s not a good sign at all for the drought they’re having out there.” Flower was listening and said, “Maybe we should all move to Tahiti where there is always plenty of sunshine and rain!” Whiskers laughed and ruffled the fur on the little skunk’s head. “But what about all our furiends out here?” Flower looked pensive for a moment and said, “If I had to choose, I pick staying with our furiends!” Flower took Ralph’s paw and the two boys went running off to help finish setting the table.

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The breakfast chime was rung and it was time to say grace. Everyone held paws as Whiskers mewed...

“God Has Created a new day,
silver and green and gold,
live as the sunset may find us,
worthy his gifts to hold.

Dear Lord, thank you for looking after K. Pete and Neekah Boo. We pray for their continued good health and for all our furiends and their families in need. Amen.”

After a moment of silence at the table, it was time to eat! The French toast looked and smelled delicious. With small carafes of warm maple syrup at each place setting, courtesy of their furiends the wolves, everyone drizzled the warm syrup over their French toast as Pearl and the girls waited for a reaction. Of course Whiskers was the first to exclaim, “Wow! This is the best French toast I’ve ever tasted! What makes it so good Pearl?” Rosie proudly told her Uncle about the Brioche bread and the difference using that instead of sandwich bread. With their mouths full, the family nodded and held their paws up to the chefs! Pearl and the girls were beaming when Pearl added, “Having homemade maple syrup from our very own forest, lovingly brought to us from our dear furiends Phillip and his pack doesn’t hurt!”
Whiskers held up his juice glass to toast family, furiends and great food!

Everyone pitched in to clean up the kitchen. Today would be spent in the workshop in a labor of love making “Pearl’s Pleasure” a reality. As they all were all getting ready to change into suitable work clothes, Whiskers told Talley, “I guess I shouldn’t start work on my display case just yet. I want to be a part of creating the dream ship.” As if reading his mind, Flower ran up to his Uncle and Auntie Talley and said, “I asked Uncle Pete if we could work on your display case right next to the construction cradle with our new pocket ship. Uncle Pete said yes and he had Angel Sylvie and Angel Lucy set it up for us Uncle Whiskers. Is that okay?”

Whiskers bent down to pick up his little nephew and give him a big bear hug. “That’s wonderful little guy! You think of everything. You’re starting to remind me a lot of my Talley and your Uncle Pete.” Talley smiled when Flower stood up straight and tall and boasted, “That’s the best compliment in the whole world!” With that, he ran off and another blessed day was underway.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my darling Talley.

Love's Trinity
~~~~~
Soul, heart, and body, we thus singly name,
Are not in love divisible and distinct,
But each with each inseparably link'd.
One is not honour, and the other shame,
But burn as closely fused as fuel, heat, and flame.

They do not love who give the body and keep
The heart ungiven; nor they who yield the soul,
And guard the body. Love doth give the whole;
Its range being high as heaven, as ocean deep,
Wide as the realms of air or planet's curving sweep.

- by Alfred Austin
~~~~~

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The sound of Whisker’s cell phone vibrating
on his nightstand woke both the kitties up from a sound, restful sleep. Always a little worried when his phone rang so early in the morning, Whiskers picked it up with Talley right by his side, equally worried. Whiskers said to his beautiful wife, “It’s a text message from my Mom.” Talley mewed, “Read it out loud sweetheart. I hope it’s not bad news.” Whiskers skimmed the message briefly, then smiled, “Everything is fine sweetheart. My Mom just wanted to tell us she just got home from church this morning. Normally she doesn’t go to church on Friday’s, but today my GP would have been 85 years old, so she likes to light a candle for him so he doesn’t think she forgot.” Talley had a smile of relief on her pretty face when she said, “I’m sure your GP is looking down and smiling at your Mom. I feel it in my heart. What else did she say in the text?” Whiskers said, “My Mom also lit a healing candle for K. Pete and Neekah Boo. It never hurts to light a candle for those you’re worried about. As long as she was at church and it was practically empty, she lit candles for a lot of our CC furiends and their families, particularly for K. Spongie’s Mom and Timmy’s Mom. She receives emails from them about once a week and the news is never good. My Mom firmly believes in the power of prayers.” Talley gave her beloved husband a soft kiss and said, “She’s right sweetheart. We have to believe we are all in God’s capable and loving hands.”

Talley got out of bed, slipping on her robe and walked over to the window to check what the weather had in store for them today. Talley said, “I see a little bit of sun trying to break through the clouds, but it looks awfully cold outside.” Whiskers hopped out of bed and said, “We better shower and get ready. I think K. Pete wanted to make a trip to visit the wolves and also to check how Edward and the Excalibur community are doing.” Talley nodded, taking Whisker’s paw and following him to the shower.

The house was filled with the delectable scent of mocha lattes brewing. Callie made them this morning using espresso, frothed milk and cocoa mixed with chocolate whipped topping and a chocolaty drizzle. Callie’s café specialty hot beverages were definitely not for those counting their calories. Not wanting to leave the kids disappointed, Angel Maggie made their hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and drizzled a smiley face on top with chocolate syrup. Flower rubbed his paws together in anticipation when served. Angel Maggie laughed, planting a soft kiss on the little skunk’s head.

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Pearl and Annabella were in the kitchen trying out another new recipe using the maple syrup the wolves had so kindly produced and bottled for them. Pearl laughed when she mewed, “Breakfast at this house will be getting lots of maple makeovers.” The girls were making Maple Flatbread Breakfast Paninis. Annabella was in charge of preparing the maple flatbread while Pearl fixed the fluffy scrambled egg omelets, and sausages. Tabitha, Liliana and Daisy sliced the cheese while Rosie plugged in the Panini press to heat up to just the right temperature. Whitey squeezed oranges for fresh juice, blending a variety of vegetables from the green house for a delicious vegetable juice for Thomas and K. Pete. Callie and Angel Maggie were going over the final preparations for the hockey menu tonight. Callie smiled when she saw Whitey making fresh vegetable juice for the guys. She said, “Whitey, would you please make some for me and Angel Maggie too? In fact, I think the whole family would benefit from the nutritious drink.” Whitey nodded happily having picked more than enough vegetables to serve everyone.

Whiskers and Talley greeted their family good morning. Whiskers said, “Gosh the coffee smells wonderful this morning.” Callie smiled and brought them both steaming cups of mocha lattes. Flower looked up from his hot chocolate to say good morning to his Aunt and Uncle and everyone broke out laughing to see Flower’s little face covered with whipped cream. Flower said, “I wish you could have seen the smiley face on my hot chocolate this morning. Auntie Angel Maggie said it looked just like me!”

Whiskers pulled out a chair for his beautiful wife and said to his brother K. Pete, “How are you feeling this morning brother? Do you think we’ll be able to make the trip over to Excalibur and the wolves’ den today?” K. Pete smiled and said he felt fine. He said, “Raven and Ms. Murphy were just checking the weather forecast. It seems another cold front is scheduled this afternoon, but we should have enough time this morning to visit our furiends.

Annabella came from the kitchen to let Flower and Ralph know breakfast was ready to be served. The two boys were happy to do their duty announcing the start of another wonderful meal. The family sat down, joining paws with bowed heads to say grace. Whiskers added an extra prayer for their furiends and families in need. He also smiled when he ended grace with a ‘happy birthday’ to his GP in Heaven.

Breakfast was delicious and everyone cleared their plates much to Annabelle and Pearl’s delight. Whiskers asked Raven, “Have you and Ms. Murphy had a chance to check the shelters cams this morning? I was wondering how Pixie and Luna are doing.” Raven nodded and said, “The kittens are doing just fine. They just need a lot rest and TLC, which they get in abundance from their Mom and all their shelter furiends.”

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K. Pete looked at his watch and said, “We better get going if we want to beat the weather.” Thomas nodded and said, “Annabella and I can take the kids to school this morning. You all need to get going.” Orangie chimed in, “I’ll go with Thomas and Annabella so Annabella and I can ride back home together.” K. Pete nodded and said to Talley, “Okay then, let’s all dress warmly and I’ll start working on the flight plan.” Angel Sylvie smiled and said, “I’m already working on it brother. Angel Lucy is out warming up the Suburban. We’ll have everything set for you by the time you’re all ready. Just go!” K. Pete gave his precious sister a big hug and ran off to his room.

Whiskers and Talley were right behind him rushing to grab their warmest jackets. Whiskers helped Talley with her knitted snow muffler, giving her a soft kiss on her pretty nose. He said, “We have a busy day ahead of us. But never too busy to stop and take the time to tell you I love you sweetheart.” Talley smiled her gorgeous smile and said, “Oh no, we’re never too busy for that.”

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my precious Talley.

Love ♥
~~~~~
And in Life's noisiest hour,
There whispers still the ceaseless Love of Thee,
The heart's Self-solace and soliloquy.
You mould my Hopes, you fashion me within ;
And to the leading Love-throb in the Heart
Thro' all my Being, thro' my pulse's beat ;
You lie in all my many Thoughts, like Light,
Like the fair light of Dawn, or summer Eve
On rippling Stream, or cloud-reflecting Lake.
And looking to the Heaven, that bends above you,
How oft! I bless the Lot that made me love you.

- by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
~~~~~

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01/23/2015 12:33.41 PM Report This Comment
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we're late, but janet's almost done blogging as she's down with a nasty sinus infection saw her doctor yesterday and was put on 3 otc meds for a start to see how they work and then is staying home from work tomorrow with 3-6" heavy wet stuff coming in and she says she's not going to shovel as she was told not to. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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01/23/2015 10:37.41 AM Report This Comment
After waking up to a warm and cozy bedroom
with the wind howling right outside their window, Whiskers kissed his beautiful wife on the tip of her pretty nose and said, “It’s days like this I just want to stay curled up in bed with you in my arms.” Talley smiled and mewed, “I know you couldn’t do that without worrying about how our shelter furiends are doing.” Whiskers nodded his head and said, “Raven and Ms. Murphy did a wonderful thing putting up the cameras at the Excalibur complex. It made my soar with happiness and pride to see Edward and the seaside community looking so well. It seems like only yesterday when our family got together in the quest to find Luna and Pixie’s Mom Tuna, In the process we were able to help an entire colony of cats have a better life.’ Talley smiled and said, “I also love watching the cams from the wolf cave shelter. I prayed long and hard for the wolves to be able to make the transition to the shelter before winter began and all my prayers have been answered. Seeing Phillip sitting calmly by the fireplace, reading to the pups is more than I dreamed possible.” Whiskers nodded and said, “After we were married, I became a true believer in dreams and the power of praying.”

After a nice, warm shower, Whiskers and Talley were ready to begin their day. Whiskers stopped to pick up two boxes that Angel Lucy had delivered to their room last night. He set them by his closet so no one could trip over them. Talley looked curious and asked, “Angel Lucy brought those up last night and asked where I wanted them. She said her and Angel Sylvie had helped you pack something special from our trip and they unloaded them last because their very fragile. What inside my love?”

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Whiskers smiled as he carefully opened the box he had fastidiously packed from their trip to Tahiti. In it was the priceless first edition of Sonnets from the Portuguese that his beloved Talley had given him for their first wedding anniversary. Another larger box, also packed with great care, were the lovely, intricately cut and folded paper roses that Talley had created with her own paws to decorate their honeymoon suite on the Luz de Luna. Angel Sylvie and Angel Lucy had helped Whiskers pack the roses, assuring him they would be intact when he got home. And they were! Talley watched as her husband opened and then closed up the boxes and asked, “Aren’t you going to unpack your gifts?” Whiskers shook his head and said, “Flower and Ralph have been helping me design a display case for our bedroom. I want to be sure the roses and the precious book are always on display, but safe from the elements.” Talley smiled and kissed her husband saying, “I’m so glad you liked what I got for you sweetheart on our first anniversary. I hope our second anniversary is just as memorable.” Whiskers held Talley close and said, “Oh it will be my love. Life with you just seems to get better and better.”

The smell of bacon cinnabuns permeated the air as Talley and Whiskers came to the table. Whiskers and Flower both had their noses up, licking their lips. Talley laughed and said, “Let’s see if you two hungry boys can smell what else is cooking in the kitchen.” Flower looked at his Uncle Whiskers and they both spoke at the same time, “Waffles and sausage!” Angel Maggie and Callie were coming out of the kitchen with coffee, hot chocolate and baskets of bacon cinnabuns. Angel Maggie laughed and said, “You boys are right on the nose, but you left out the fresh biscuits.” Flower giggled and said, “My nose was overloaded with too many delicious smells!” Whiskers and his little nephew high-pawed each other as the family looked on and laughed.

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Enjoying their warm drinks, Whiskers asked K. Pete and Mitch if they had been outside yet to see how the weather looked. Mitch said, “We certainly did. The snow was falling all night but seems to have let up some this morning. K. Pete and I heard and saw Bobby, Inky and Storm clearing the streets with the snowplows. We took them thermoses of hot chocolate. Those three boys are like energizer bunnies.” K. Pete laughed and said, “We invited them inside for breakfast, but they wanted to get the streets ready for the school rush.” Thomas smiled and said, “We’ll have quite a bit of makeup work to do at school today, but I’ll keep an eye on the weather in case we need to close up early.”

Finally breakfast was served. Flower and Ralph chimed the bell and then eagerly jumped back to their seats ready to eat. The family joined paws to say grace and a prayer for so very many of their furiends and their families in need.

Whiskers could hardly wait to bite into his cinnabun, but waited politely for everyone’s plates to be filled first. Whiskers spied the warm cup of maple syrup by his plate for the waffles and decide to pour some on his cinnabun. It was delicious. Flower saw and tried it himself. Flower was delighted and said, “We’ll have to tell Uncle Phillip his maple syrup tastes good on everything!” Everyone tried a sampling on their cinnabuns and concurred.

Whiskers asked K. Pete how he was feeling today and wanted to know if they would be continuing work on the pocket ships. K. Pete nodded and said, “I feel great. We just have some finishing touches to complete our projects. I turned the heater up in the workshop this morning so it’ll will be ready for us when are.” Mitch and Pearl’s boat was still a surprise, so no one mentioned it at the table. K. Pete was thinking to himself, Mitch and Pearl would probably be taking the kids to school today. When they left, Pete and Whiskers could set the big box in the workshop and maybe the girls could wrap it up with a large bow. Of course they would have to wait for the kids to come home before presenting the gift, but they could camouflage it with a blanket and set it to one side. The guys would need Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie’s magical powers to move the heavy box, so they would have to wait for the Angels to get back from their morning “good will” visits.

The family thanked the girls for another delicious meal, everyone helping to clear the table. Thomas would be riding in to school with Mitch, Pearl and the kids. When Mitch opened the front door, the sound of the snow cat clearing the streets was loud outside. Bobby, Inky and Storm were still hard at work.

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Whiskers and Talley went to their room to dress warmly for the shelter rounds. Whiskers said to Talley, “I almost forgot to ask, have you heard how Pixie and Luna are doing with their sniffles?” Talley smiled and said the mobile vet had come to check the kittens and gave them something to help them relax. “The vet told Tuna the kids just need rest and to stay out of the cold for too long. The vet assistants checked all our medical supplies and said whoever was maintaining the medical cabinets was doing a great job. They just made sure we had a plentiful supply of everything. ”Whiskers smiled and said, “Thanks again to Inky, Bobby, Storm. Whenever I sign the maintenance log books, I always see their names right there.” Talley smiled, kissed her husband and mewed, “Yes sweetheart, we are surrounded with loving and competent family and furiends. Now let’s get out there and do our part.” Whiskers whisked his petite wife up in his arms and ran down the stairs with Talley giggling all the way.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my darling, beautiful Talley.

I Love Thee
~~~~~
I love thee, as I love the calm
Of sweet, star-lighted hours!
I love thee, as I love the balm
Of early jes'mine flow'rs.
I love thee, as I love the last
Rich smile of fading day,
Which lingereth, like the look we cast,
On rapture pass'd away.
I love thee as I love the tone
Of some soft-breathing flute
Whose soul is wak'd for me alone,
When all beside is mute.

I love thee as I love the first
Young violet of the spring;
Or the pale lily, April-nurs'd,
To scented blossoming.
I love thee, as I love the full,
Clear gushings of the song,
Which lonely--sad--and beautiful--
At night-fall floats along,
Pour'd by the bul-bul forth to greet
The hours of rest and dew;
When melody and moonlight meet
To blend their charm, and hue.
I love thee, as the glad bird loves
The freedom of its wing,
On which delightedly it moves
In wildest wandering.

I love thee as I love the swell,
And hush, of some low strain,
Which bringeth, by its gentle spell,
The past to life again.
Such is the feeling which from thee
Nought earthly can allure:
'Tis ever link'd to all I see
Of gifted--high--and pure!

by Eliza Acton, 1799-1859.
~~~~~

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01/22/2015 01:39.55 PM Report This Comment
Dear Talley, My Precious Love, It's Your Whiskers
Guess what sweetheart? We have our CC back up and running like normal! My Mom wrote them another email last night before bed telling them how much she appreciates their hard work, but we sure did miss our Cat Channel. Then this morning it was back! Mom quickly sent them a thank you email. Maybe they respond better to positive emails?!

But wouldn't you know it, Mom has errands to run this morning. I'll be a little bit later than usual with my meows to you sweetie and I didn't want you to worry your pretty self.

I love you my darling Talley.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs.
~~~~~

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01/22/2015 09:35.59 AM Report This Comment
Although the room was still dark,
Whisker’s eyes opened sensing it was time to wake up. He had Talley nestled in his arms, kissing her on her forehead when she opened her eyes. Talley said, “It feels strange waking up to darkness instead of the bright sunshine streaming through our window.” Whiskers nodded and said, “I felt the same way too this morning. We were getting spoiled in Tahiti, although I did miss waking up in the morning with you snuggling close to me to stay warm.” Whiskers pulled Talley closer to him, enjoying the feel of his beloved next to his warm body.

Whiskers was thoughtful for a moment and said, “I wonder how Neekah Boo is doing now that she’s back at home?” Talley said, “Pete spoke with her yesterday and she’s having cold weather just like are, but she’s glad to back with her Mom.” Whiskers nodded and said, “Neekah Boo and her Mom are very close. That’s nice. After we settle down around here in a few days, we should plan a trip to Colorado to visit the two of them.” Talley smiled and said, “I think my brother would like that. In the meantime, we have quite a few projects we’ll all be working on. I know Bobby, Inky and Storm want to get going with the plans for the tropical fish aquarium at the community center. I saw Flower and Ralph with Raven and Ms. Murphy shopping for aquariums on their laptops. Apparently choosing the right fish for the tank takes a lot of thought and consideration, plus they want it to be beautiful so the fish that are housed inside it are happy too.” Whiskers smiled and said, “I know whatever they come up with will be perfect.”

Whiskers kissed his beautiful wife and got of bed to bring her favorite fluffy robe. Whiskers helped Talley slip it on and said, “I want to take a trip to the nursery this morning and see if we might need special soil or nutrients for our breadfruit trees. I hope growing them in our greenhouse will be enough to sustain them. I enjoyed the Polynesian legend of the breadfruit that Jacques told us. Remember the story of a man turning himself into a breadfruit tree to save his family during a famine? “ Talley smiled and said, “Yes I do. I loved hearing all the romantic tales of the South Pacific that our friend shared with us. I think with a lot of love and care, we’ll be able to make it work.”

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It was back to school morning for the kids, so Callie and Angel Maggie were preparing a hearty breakfast. Callie was grilling ham on the stove while Angel Maggie prepared buttermilk biscuits and fried apples. Pearl and Annabella were busily fixing Florentine omelettes while the coffee and hot chocolate was brewing. The girls had enjoyed being pampered on their vacation, but it felt good to be back in charge of their own kitchen.

Whiskers and Talley came downstairs to join the family, stopping to poke their heads in the kitchen to check if their help was needed. Callie waved them in needing some help with squeezing oranges and making tomato juice for Thomas. Whiskers and Talley were happy oblige.

K. Pete was reading his morning newspaper when there was a light knock on the door. Flower jumped up, asking politely if he could answer the door. K. Pete nodded, wondering whom it might be. Opening the door quickly so as not to let too much cold air inside, Flower welcomed Rocky and Violet inside. Violet had a basket of fresh blueberry muffins, a gift from her Mom Melba. Flower ushered his furiends over to the fireplace to warm up as Tabitha took the muffins, thanking her dear furiend. Rocky took off his big jacket, showing off a colorful tropical shirt that had been a gift from his furiends. Flower exclaimed, “The shirt looks great on you Rocky! I think Ralph and I will wear our Polynesian shirts to school too.” Flower looked over at Pearl with hopeful eyes. Pearl smiled and said, “Don’t you think it’s a bit too cold outside to be wearing short sleeves today?” Flower shook his head and said, “We’ll wear heavy jackets over it, just like Rocky did. Please Momma!”
Mitch smiled at Pearl and nodded his head. Pearl said, “Okay little guy, but you better keep your jackets on until you’re both inside the school.” The kids were jumping up and down with excitement. Liliana said, “Tabitha, Daisy, Rosie and I are going to wear our seashell necklaces to school. We can hardly wait to share our adventures in Tahiti with all our furiends.”

Callie came out of the kitchen with the coffee and hot chocolate, setting extra plate settings for Rocky and Violet. Flower looked at his Aunt Callie and asked, “Is it almost breakfast time Auntie?” Callie nodded as Ralph and Flower scrambled to ring the breakfast chime. Once everyone was seated, Flower asked to say grace. They joined paws and bowed their heads.

“Thank you, God, for loving me.
Thank you for my family.
Help me to learn more each day
To be kind at school, work and play.

And thank you God for looking after Uncle Pete, dear Neekah Boo and all our friends and their families who are in need. Amen.”

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Everyone enjoyed their delicious meal, eating and laughing, happy to back to their routines. Raven and Ms. Murphy checked the shelter cams on their laptops, smiling when they saw their shelter furiends enjoying breakfast and getting ready for their day too. Whiskers told everyone him and Talley would be going into the village this morning, asking if anyone needed anything. Callie told her brother she had a short grocery list for him to fill. Talley said they would paying a visit to Esmeralda at the antique shop to say hello and take her the gifts they had brought back for her from their trip. K. Pete and Mitch were going to do a thorough check of all the shelters, making sure everyone had enough wood and food supplies.

After thanking the girls for a wonderful start to the day, Whiskers and Talley would drive the kids to school first. There was a light snow falling outside. Whiskers had to laugh when he saw Ralph and Flower come from their rooms wearing their tropical shirts. Pearl and Annabella were right behind the boys with heavy jackets and their school packs. Whiskers and Talley went out to warm up the car and pull it up front. Whiskers kissed Talley’s delicate paw and mewed, “I love you Mrs. Whiskers.” Mitch opened the car door to keep the kids inside quickly. He said to Whiskers, “Drive safely. The roads are starting to get slippery.” Whiskers nodded and said, “I know my furiend. I’m carrying very precious cargo.”

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs, my darling Talley.

Peaceful Love
~~~~~
There is peace in my soul
For such a long awaited time
There is love in my life
A love of melody and rhyme.

Once you took hold of my heart
I knew no other could have reached
As whispered fate took my paw
To levels only you could reach.

You in my life
Will live eternally
I knew the first night we met
You were meant for me.
~~~~~

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01/20/2015 11:44.22 AM Report This Comment
Hey Talley!
Glad to hear you are excited about being on the Peasant team. Casey has 18 Royals so we needed 18 peasants. Twelve got on as their human made the NHL team. Casey gave me six sets of families with three each to choose an additional 6 players. We now have 18. We wanted to spread the teams out among as many families as possible. So thanks for offering additional players. If things change & I need more Peasants I will keep them in mind. Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. Dean

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01/19/2015 04:01.02 PM Report This Comment
Dinner had been amazing.
Every time Whiskers had a taste of Talley’s delicious apple pie, it always seemed to taste better than the first. Whiskers patted his satisfied tummy, relishing in the wonder of being back home with his wonderful family and many friends. Visiting Tahiti had been a dream come for him, but home was where his heart was happiest.

After everyone enjoyed the scrumptious meal of smoked ribs, corn, baked beans, cole slaw and corn bread, Whiskers and K. Pete wanted to show their family and friends the work they had all done on the boat. The boat would be ready and waiting as soon as the weather cooperated. Whiskers said to Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie, “I’m sorry I missed your hockey last night. My pawrents were gone much longer than planned, but I went back to replay the recording of the game and your team played a great game. Congratulations on a winning night!” Angel Sylvie and Angel Lucy smiled and said, “It was nice to come away with a win on our first day back.”

It was a cold evening, so everyone went to their rooms to bundle up before going to the workshop. Whiskers helped Talley with her jacket and said, “I love the name of our pocket ship, ‘Talley’s Toy.” We’ll have to have an official christening of the boat when we first take her out. I’ll want a picture of you next to her. She’s definitely a beauty, just like her namesake.” Talley smiled and blushed, giving her beloved husband a soft kiss.

Raven and Ms. Murphy nodded approvingly when they saw how wonderful the boat was shaping up. The cabin was exactly as they had drawn it up. Pearl mewed at how romantic it would be sailing on the lake, asking it they would be able to spend nights on the boat. K. Pete smiled and said, “Of course. We have all the comforts of home right here on the boat.” Pearl was amazed as the guys showed her the entertainment system and the extensive GPS and navigation system. Pearl shook her head in disbelief and admiration of the hard work that was going into the making of the boat. Pearl smiled at Talley and said, “I predict we’re all going to making some wonderful memories on the boat this summer.” Whiskers smiled to himself, knowing K. Pete had a wonderful surprise for Mitch and Pearl with their very own pocket ship soon enough. It took a lot of dedicated work to build this boat, but hopefully after building their first boat, the next one would be easier. Whiskers ran his paw over the sleek, glossy finish of the boat and felt a real sense of pride in being a part of its creation. Talley could see the gleam in her husband’s eyes as he touched the boat. She gave him a warm kiss and mewed, “You boys should be proud. You’re all doing a superb job.”

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