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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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After a very busy few days, Whiskers
and Talley didn’t open their eyes until the sun was just beginning to rise. Whiskers nuzzled Talley’s soft, delicate ear. Talley couldn’t help giggling. She smiled and said, “Good morning sweetheart. I thought you would still be sound asleep after all the dancing we did at the Coronation Ball last night.” Whiskers smiled, remembering how enchanting his Talley looked last night as they floated across the dance floor, celebrating the crowning of their new King.
Whiskers said, “I never tire when I have you in my arms sweetheart. There was quite a large turnout for King Hami’s Coronation. It’s always nice to celebrate happy moments with all our furiends.” Talley nodded and snuggled deeper into her husband’s warm arms.
“I know we spoke briefly yesterday, about spending some vacation time in the Philippines after King Hami’s reign. My Mom completely forgot she’ll be going to San Diego to visit GM, leaving April 3rd and staying until April 11th. My Dad will be on his Easter break, so he can take care of us while Mom is away. Perhaps we can do it another time sweetheart. I know Orangie was already excited about the trip. She asked me last night if she could invite Hedley and his family. I told her I would talk it over with K. Pete. I guess Orangie couldn’t wait,, because Hedley responded to her this morning. Here’s what he said...”

“Wow! Do you really think PETE and Whiskers would want us along? If they do..sure! We three all have our pilots licenses and we've flown across the globe before. Please let them know that we are available.”

Whiskers sighed and continued, “I was hoping K. Pete would consider having Hedley, K. Neelix and Jakar fly with us as part of the crew for the long flight.”
Talley smiled and said, “ I’m sure my brother would like that. Besides, that would free us up to fly the trip as passengers this time.” Whiskers nodded and said, “Or we could fill in as needed.” Whiskers kissed Talley and mewed, “I love you sweet Talley.”

The two kitties in love stayed in bed a while longer, holding each other tightly.

By the time Talley and Whiskers came downstairs, everyone was at the dining room table looking at the photos Flower and Ralph had taken at the Coronation. Bumper and Lisa were sitting by Flower, hoping to find the purrfect photo to frame and hang in their burrow.

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03/03/2015 11:40.51 AM Report This Comment
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Suddenly Bumper gasped and said, “Oh no! You caught me on the dance floor!” Laughter broke out around the table. Flower had snapped a photo of Bumper doing the ‘Stump Rump’ dance with K. Steve. Bumper’s cheeks turned several shades of red as he said, “I guess that catpagne went to my head. That K. Steve can really shake his tail on the dance floor!” Timothy, Beatrice, Barb and Faith were giggling and said all at once, “You can too Daddy!” Lisa smiled and said, “Oh I definitely want that picture in a frame.”

The girls had prepared a Vegetarian Strata last night, so they only had to pop it into the oven this morning. The make-ahead casserole was filled with vegetarian sausage, red bell peppers, and whole wheat bread soaked in a cheesy custard and baked until puffed and brown. Coupled with a nice fruit salad, the girls were sure the rabbit family would love it and they knew Neekah Boo would like it too, since she always preferred to eat light.

Pearl came from the kitchen refilling everyone’s coffee and hot chocolates. Whiskers smiled when he heard K. Pete ask Pearl if she could make some tea for Neekah Boo. Pearl smiled and said, “Coming right up. I’m sorry I didn’t think of it before you asked. We have some wonderful teas in the pantry. Is there a special tea you would prefer Neekah Boo?”
Neekah Boo smiled and said, “Oh no Pearl. Anything you have will be just fine.”
Flower looked at his Uncle Pete and Miss Neekah Boo and said, “We took lots of great photos of you Miss Neekah Boo and Uncle Pete. I’ll put a couple of my favorite ones in a frame for you to take home.”
Neekah Boo thanked her little furiend and held out her arms for a hug. Flower practically tripped over his paws, running over to her side.

Whiskers sat next to K. Pete and told him about Hedley and his brothers expressing an interest on helping pilot the next flight to the Philippines. Orangie’s ears perked up as she strained to listen. K. Pete smiled and said that would be fine. Orangie ran over to give him a big hug. Whiskers said, “I was hoping to spend more time in King Hami’s hometown, but since my Mom will visiting GM, I hope we can do it another time.”
Angel Maggie was setting the food on the table when she asked, “Whiskers, is your GM doing okay?” Whiskers nodded and said, “GM is fine. My Mom likes to coordinate her visits to GM when GM has an important doctor’s visit; that way my Mom can go with her and speak with the doctor.”
Angel Maggie nodded and said, “We’ll miss you kitties, but we’ll take good care of Talley until you get back.”
Whiskers winked at his sister and gave his Talley a soft kiss on her cheek.

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03/03/2015 11:39.49 AM Report This Comment
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Whitey ruffled the fur on Flower and Ralph’s little heads and said, “I think we’re ready to eat.” The boys jumped up to ring the breakfast bell. After saying grace and a prayer for their furiends, the family enjoyed their healthy meal. Whiskers had wiped his plate clean. He looked up and said to the chefs, “That was delicious and I didn’t even think I’d be hungry after the feast we all enjoyed last evening.”

The kids had classes today and would be riding to school with Mitch and Thomas. Flower politely said to his Uncle Pete and Miss Neekah Boo, “If you can wait until after we get home, I’d be honored to accompany you both when Miss Neekah Boo goes back home.” K. Pete smiled, thanking his little nephew and said, “That would be splendid dear boy. I wanted to show Neekah Boo the pocket ships we’re building and maybe her and I can look through the photos you kids took yesterday so she can pick out a few to take home.” Flower was beaming and said he would leave everything on the living room coffee table.

Whiskers and Talley would make the shelters rounds this morning. Callie had baked some blueberry muffins for them to take to their furiends. Raven laughed and said, “When Ms. Murphy and I checked the shelter cams this morning, it looked like some of our furiends were moving slowly after a night of festivities. Better take them some coffee too.”

Whiskers and Talley helped clear the dishes, then ran upstairs to dress warmly for their rounds. Whiskers helped Talley slip her mittens on, pausing to give her a warm kiss. He mewed, “I sure am going to miss you when my Mom goes away, but I guess I shouldn’t get too sad yet.” Talley kissed her husband softly and said, “Don’t be sad at all my darling. Remember, we’re never really apart.” She held Whisker’s paw over her heart and smiled.

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

A Kiss ♥
~~~~~
O, that joy so soon should waste!
Or so sweet a bliss
As a kiss,
Might not forever last!
So sugared, so melting, so soft, so delicious,
The dew that lies on roses,
When the morn herself discloses,
Is not so precious.
O, rather than I would it smother,
Were I to taste such another,
It should be my wishing
That I might die kissing.

- Ben Jonson
~~~~~

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03/03/2015 11:38.42 AM Report This Comment
Hi Talley!
Yep, there have sure been a lot of good times over the years around here, and I'm glad CC is still here for us to have lots more of 'em.

This COTD is sure a surprise, though. Yesterday the Mom had the headache from you-know-where and it was all she could do to get me to FB to do my Hairballz rides and our COTM votes over here. I did not send one single solitary blog on CC yesterday, wouldja believe? We didn't even show up at mouse hockey, and here I am in the COTD window today. Gotta love it around here!

Well luckily the headache has gone back to the depths from whence it came, Mom has turned down the brightness on the 'puter and she gets to relax today & catch up on our correspondence. We're puttin' another wild boar on the spit and I think we have another jug around here somewhere. Thanks for sharin' the fun! -- A. Mallow

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03/02/2015 09:26.56 PM Report This Comment
again we all had so much fun
and it was a good thing my sisters brought some games as they were one of the hits of your wonderful dinner party. sorry there was no blogger, but it was due that mali's mom developed a pain-ful migraine so fell asleep in the afternoon and woke up to late to do any blogging for us and janet was alseep by the time we were having supper and playing games. we can't wait to do it again sometime soon and maybe we can have you over for a cookout sometime soon before we start to get to hot.
back home we got another 4" of snow last night and it had janet outside shoveling and getting it done before breakfast and leaving for work as she found a bit of time for blogging to a few on the other page, but didn't make it here as it was after 6 and that's breakfast time. still a bit of work to do outside and janet's going up on the ladder to do the gutters after nat does the roof and he'll have to clean out the trenches as well. see ya bright and early tomorrow morning! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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03/02/2015 10:51.54 AM Report This Comment
The flight to Manila had been a long one,
but everything had gone smoothly and now their soon-to-be King Hami and his entourage were safely at the Castle in King Buddy’s capable paws.

Whiskers and Talley drove the Audi back home with Mitch, Thomas, Flower, Ralph, Callie and Angel Maggie. K. Pete and Neekah Boo were right behind them in the Suburban with Raven. Ms. Murphy, Whitey, Orangie and Chester.
Inky, Bobby and Storm had met them at the airfield, offering to take the HT Kitties and Angel K. Malachi and his family back to K. Pete’s townhouse so they could get some rest before the Coronation. K. Pete thanked the boys and helped them put their luggage in Storm’s SUV.

Whiskers arrived home first. From the living room window they could see Pearl, Annabella, Timothy, Lisa and all the kids waving at them excitedly. There was a light snow falling, so Whiskers pulled right up to the front door to let the girls out. He kissed Talley and said, “Get everyone inside sweetheart. Mitch and I will park the car and bring in the luggage.” Talley nodded, helping everyone out as they ran up to the door.

Whiskers and Mitch had just finished unloading the car when K. Pete pulled up into the driveway. Whiskers waved his paws signaling to his brother to pull the vehicle up to the front door. K. Pete helped Neekah Boo and Chester out first, running them inside the house where he knew it was warm. Raven and the girls jumped out and Whiskers ushered them inside. Whiskers and Mitch followed the Suburban to help K. Pete with the luggage.

Once everyone was inside, Whiskers sniffed the air and said, “Something smells awfully good in here.” Callie laughed and said, “Brother! I can’t believe food is the first thing you think of after a 18 hour flight!”
Whiskers smiled sheepishly and said, “Well, it does smell delicious in here. I have to keep my strength up for the Coronation this evening.”

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03/02/2015 09:55.30 AM Report This Comment
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Pearl was giving Mitch and Flower warm hugs when she overheard Whiskers. Annabella was also welcoming home her Thomas and Ralph. Pearl and Annabella smiled at each other. Pearl said, “It’s good to have all of you home. Lisa and the kids helped us prepare a scrumptious vegetable soup that has been simmering all morning. We have a nice, fresh garden salad to go with it and the wonderful aroma you probably smell right now, is the bread baking in the oven.”
Annabella heard the oven timer ding and said, “Everyone get settled first and then we’ll serve a light lunch.
Lisa smiled and said, “My girls and I made a fresh lemon meringue pie for dessert. We’ll have the table set in just a few minutes.”

Before Callie went upstairs to change into something comfortable, she stopped to ask Pearl, “Storm and the boys took the HT Kitties and Angel Malachi’s family up to the townhouse to rest before the festivities. Should I ask my brother to take them something to eat?”
Pearl smiled and hugged Callie. “We already have that taken care of sweet Callie. Lisa and Bumper made several trips to the townhouse with the same food were just about to serve. We didn’t forget about our guests.”
Callie gave Pearl a big hug and said, “Thank you Pearl. We can always count you.”

When Whiskers and Talley were in their bedroom, Whiskers sat on the bed and said, “It sure is nice to be back home. That was quite an expedition!” Talley smiled as she began to change her clothes. She said, “It is nice to be home. Let’s go back downstairs and have something to eat with everyone. Then we can come back up here and take a short nap.”
Whiskers kissed his beautiful wife on her soft cheek. “Sounds good.” Whiskers looked around their room and saw his Feline Force Uniform hanging outside his closet next to Talley’s lovely Coronation gown that she would be wearing tonight. He said, “Oh look! Someone has our dress clothes set out ready to go.”
Talley smiled and said, “I have a feeling Annabella, Pearl and Lisa were awfully busy while we were gone. They are so thoughtful.”

The two kitties in love walked paw in paw down the stairs to join the family.

The table was set and everyone was just getting seated. Neekah Boo commented on how nice it was her clothes for the Coronation were already hanging up in her room. Raven and Ms. Murphy nodded saying they were happily surprised too. As Lisa was pouring everyone tea, she said, “We hope you all don’t mind, but we knew you would be tired after the long trip. We just wanted to make things easier for everyone.”
After Flower and Ralph rang the chime, everyone joined paws to say grace and give thanks for a safe trip home.

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03/02/2015 09:54.55 AM Report This Comment
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Lunch was delicious. The conversation at the table was of King Hami and his family and how incredibly gracious they all were. Everyone agreed he would be a wonderful King. After thanking the chefs for a great meal, they all decided it would be nice to rest up before the big event. K. Pete took Neekah Boo’s tiny paw and led her to her room to relax. Chester’s room was adjacent to hers and Chester was looking forward to little shut eye too.

Whiskers rang the townhouse on his phone, checking to make sure their guests were settled in. K. Winston answered the phone. He sounded excited, but told Whiskers they had all just finished eating and were ready to relax before the Coronation. K. Winston sent his thanks to the chefs. After Whiskers hung up, he relayed the message to everyone.

The house was finally quieting down. Whiskers led Talley back upstairs to their room. Whiskers slipped Talley’s shoes off and carried her into bed. Talley giggled and said, “I love you Whiskers. I’m looking forward to dancing with my handsome husband tonight.” Whiskers smiled, gave his Talley a deep kiss and the two kitties in love were asleep in minutes, wrapped in each other’s arms.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my precious Tallulah.

Only Love May Lead Love In
~~~~~
Love must kiss that mortal's eyes
Who hopes to see fair Arcady.
No gold can buy you entrance there;
But beggared Love may go all bare—
No wisdom won with weariness;
But Love goes in with Folly's dress—
No fame that wit could ever win;
But only Love may lead Love in.

~ Henry Cuyler Bunner
~~~~~

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03/02/2015 09:54.21 AM Report This Comment
The morning of the Coronation Flight had begun.
As Whiskers and his beautiful Talley readied for their day, Whiskers said, “I think everyone had a fabulous time last night at our dinner pawty. Taking the snowmobiles out for a ride on the trails was a brilliant idea of K. Pete’s. I have to admit, I was a little bit worried about Neekah Boo, but she seemed exhilarated afterwards.”
Talley laughed and said, “After two hours in the snow, I would say everyone’s adrenaline was pumping. It was wonderful!”

The sound of laughter could be heard coming from downstairs. Whiskers finished pulling his boots, and then went to help Talley with hers. He smiled and said, “The girls must be fixing breakfast early. I’ll see if K. Pete wants me to go pick up Q. Kelsee and her family from the townhouse and bring them over here.”
Talley nodded and said, “While you’re gone, I’ll finish packing our suitcases for the long trip.”
Whiskers asked, “A thought just occurred to me. Does this mean we’re going to miss the hockey games tonight?”
Talley looked perplexed for a moment and then replied, “I’m not sure sweetheart. We’ll ask Pete to see what he has planned. I suppose Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie could transport us to the arena, but that would leave Angel K. Malachi by himself as acting pilot. Let’s get downstairs so we can be a part of the discussion of our plans for the next couple of days.”
Dressed and ready to go, Whiskers stopped for a moment to take Talley into his arms and give her a deep kiss. He mewed, “Thank you for a wonderful evening last night my darling. Life with you and your family is always an unforgettable adventure.”

K. Pete was sitting at the table with Neekah Boo, Chester, Raven, Ms. Murphy, Mitch and Pearl checking the shelter cams. They were sipping freshly brewed coffee. Callie brought several baskets filled with Blueberry Muffins to set on the table. Whiskers kissed his sister as she handed him and Talley a cup of coffee. Angel Malachi, Princess Lady Ana and Mason had just come to the table.
Angel Malachi said, “I slept great last night. I think I’m ready for that 18 hour flight to the Philippines.” He kissed his lovely wife, who looked fresh as a daisy this morning too. Mason was smiling as helped Callie and Angel Maggie with the coffee and hot chocolate.

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03/01/2015 11:59.00 AM Report This Comment
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Mitch told the family, “It looks as if Inky, Bobby and Storm are already almost finished with the morning shelter rounds. Those three boys never disappoint.”
Whiskers took one more sip of his coffee and said, “I’m going to go pick up the HT kitties at the townhouse so we can all have breakfast together.”
K. Pete nodded and said, “I’ll give them a quick call and let them know you’re on your way Whiskers.”
Talley walked her husband to the door and mewed, “Drive safe my love.” Whiskers kissed Talley once more. Before he opened the door letting the cold air inside, he saw Callie standing nearby and asked, “What shall I tell the HT kitties we’re having for breakfast?”
Callie laughed and said, “Oh brother, I know YOU want to know what we’re having!” She smiled and said, “How does fluffy scrambled eggs, Belgian waffles, smoked bacon and sausage links sound? And we have a few of Talley’s apple pies left over from last night”
Whiskers had a huge grin on his face when he said, “I’ll be back lickety- split!

Whiskers wasn’t kidding. In what seemed like only a few minutes, the front door opened and in walked Q. Kelsee & Snickers, Jesse, K WInston, Kali, Sheba, Angels Jinxie and Shadow, with Whiskers, all laughing and chatting about the wonderful time they had last night.
Talley, Pearl and Annabella rushed over to take everyone’s jackets and gently pushed them towards the fireplace to thaw out.

Flower, Ralph, Rosie and the kittens were on the living room floor playing with Timothy and his sisters. Flower got up, walking over to his Uncle Whiskers and asking demurely, “Will Ralph and I be going on the flight with you and Uncle Pete?”
Overhearing his son, Mitch came over, picking up the little skunk in his arms and said, “Yes Flower. You and Ralph are coming. Your Mom is staying home with Annabella and the girls. We thought the trip might be a little bit too long for them. Thomas and I will be coming to observe the pilots. If we’re lucky, maybe K. Pete and Whiskers will let us have some time in the cockpit.”
Flower threw his arms around his Daddy and said, “Oh thank you Pappa! I had my Feline Force uniform ready just in case!”

Callie came to announce breakfast was ready to be served. Flower and Ralph held paws and ran to ring the mealtime bell. With the delicious food on the table, everyone took their seats around the table. Joining paws they bowed their heads to say grace, saying a prayers for all their furiends in need and a special prayer for their family to have a safe trip to the Philippines.

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03/01/2015 11:58.20 AM Report This Comment
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The conversation at the table was all about the 18 hour flight and the upcoming Coronation. Angel Sylvie and Angel Lucy had a few bites of their meal and then rushed off to make their goodwill rounds. Angel Sylvie told her brother they would be back in time to transport Chester and Neekah Boo back home, if they so wanted. K. Pete kissed his sisters good-bye. Chester stood up to thank the Angels for transporting him to their home. He said it was a trip he wouldn’t soon forget.
Angel Lucy smiled and said, “It was our pleasure Chester. Enjoy your breakfast with the family. Then you and Neekah Boo can decide what you want to do when we return.” With that said, the two beautiful Angels disappeared in a shimmer of light. Chester shook his head with a look of awe on his face.

The boys were first to finish their meals, thanking the girls for a great start to the day. K. Pete and Whiskers went to work loading up the Suburban & Audi with everyone’s luggage while Mitch and Thomas helped Callie and Angel Maggie pack up the food for the Royal flight. Pearl and Annabella helped Flower and Ralph gather their bags. Flower told his furiend Timothy he could go on the next trip. Bumper and Lisa had decided this flight would be much too long, especially for their first flight. It was decided they would sit this one out. Bumper and Lisa appeased the kids by telling them they would use the extra day to prepare for the Coronation. The kids were elated!

K. Pete told Neekah Boo and Chester they could ride with them down to the airfield and decide whether or not if they felt up to taking the trip with the family. Neekah Boo smiled and nodded, taking K. Pete’s arm as they walked to the Audi. K. Pete, Neekah Boo, Chester and the HT Kitties would drive the Audi to the airfield.

Angel Malachi and his family were with Whiskers in the Suburban. Once the kids were buckled in and everyone was on board, Whiskers took a quick head count before jumping into the front passenger seat next to Talley, with Mitch in the driver’s seat. Thomas, Callie, Angel Maggie, Raven and all the girls had easily fit into the spacious vehicle. They all waved to Pearl, Annabella and the kittens as they drove away.

Sitting next to Talley, Whiskers slipped her paw into his, giving it a soft squeeze. Talley looked at her husband with love in her eyes, ready for an exciting adventure.

Sending soft kisses and warm to my precious wife.

I Have No Life But This
~~~~~
I have no life but this,
To lead it here;
Nor any death, but lest
Dispelled from there;
Nor tie to earths to come,
Nor action new,
Except through this extent,
The Realm of You!

~ Emily Dickinson
~~~~~

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03/01/2015 11:57.49 AM Report This Comment
we had
such a good time at the supper party last night we felt that we should thank you in person once again! my sisters had the time of their lives and the angels well they were besides themselves as well! looks like you'll be seeing double blogs here this one is for today and another one later on for tomorrow since we're still getting confilting reports as to how much snow we're gonna get between 3-6" of snow....as if we needed anymore! at least it's going to warm up and melt a bit of snow this week, can't wait! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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03/01/2015 12:40.30 AM Report This Comment
When Whiskers and Talley got out of the
shower this morning, they were both tingling with excitement in anticipation of their pawty. The temperature outside was just above freezing, as if the weather gods were smiling down upon them.
Whiskers said to Talley, “I never thought I’d see the day when I’d welcome the thermometer reading 33 degrees! That’s practically a heat wave.”
Talley giggled and said, “I think my brother is going to want to cook outside, since it’s not snowing, and like you just said, it’s practically a heat wave.”
Whiskers pulled on his boots, smiling and said, “I’m really glad the weather has warmed up, especially since Neekah Boo will be coming. I hope she still isn’t too shaken up after her dreadful fall into the bathtub. I was meowing to her on my computer last night and I told her I don’t know what I would have done after slipping into a tub of water. Neekah Boo is a very brave kitty.”
Talley nodded as she continued to get dressed. She said, “My brother was very good at calming Neekah Boo down. Pete told me she received a lot of Get Well cards from her furiends and that really helped.”

Dressed and ready to go, Whiskers gave his beautiful Talley one more kiss before they headed downstairs.

The boys would be cooking most of the food in the outdoor grills, but their guests would be dining inside the house where it would be warm and cozy. Even still, Flower and Ralph insisted on wanting to decorate the backyard patio to look like a winter wonderland. Whiskers smiled after thinking about their idea and said, “That might be an excellent way to bring the feeling of warmth to a frozen winter night’s pawty. I’ll help you boys string some white lights around the patio and we can hang some outdoor battery candle lanterns to brighten up the area around the grill. You boys bundle up warmly. I’ll get what we need from the garage and meet you right back here in a few minutes.”
Flower and Ralph were jumping up and down with excitement. Flower saw Timothy watching from the dining room. Flower looked at his Uncle Whiskers and asked, “Can Timothy help us too? Please Uncle Whiskers!”
Whiskers looked over at Lisa and Bumper. Both pawrents were smiling and nodded their heads yes. Lisa said, “Timothy, put your boots and jacket back on and then you can help with the decorations.”
Flower took Timothy’s paw and they all ran off together to get ready.

Whiskers came from the garage carrying a box filled with white twinkling lights and several decorative lanterns. The kids were dressed warmly and ready to go to work. K. Pete and Mitch were outside setting up the propane heaters over by the grill.

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Whiskers and the kids opened the patio door and quickly shut it so as not to let too much cold air inside. Whiskers ran over first to help K. Pete and Mitch set up the heavy propane heaters, while Flower and the boys organized the lights.
K. Pete said to Whiskers, “Do you think you could go pick up Q. Kelsee and her family at the airfield. They’ll be landing in about fifteen minutes. I have them set up to stay at my townhouse, so you’ll need to stop by there on your way home and drop off their luggage. Mitch and I will help the kids set up the lights out here. By the time you get back with our guests, the girls should be back from town with Esmeralda.”
Whiskers asked. “Where’s Neekah Boo and Chester?”
K. Pete smiled as he took the small ladder over to help the boys set up the lights. He told Whiskers, “Neekah Boo and Chester got here early this morning. Knowing Neekah Boo, she’s probably in the kitchen with Whitey and Orangie, helping with the preparations.”

Whiskers shivered from the chilly air and said, “Okay K. Pete, I’ll be back with our guests.” K. Pete nodded and said, “Drive carefully. The roads are very slick out there.”
Talley was waiting by the sliding glass door for Whiskers. Whiskers ran inside as fast as his paws would carry him. Talley ushered him over to the fireplace to warm up. Whiskers told Talley he would be picking up their furiends at Castle Airfield.
Talley said, “Do you want me to go with you sweetheart?”
Whiskers shook his head and said, “No my love. I’ll be back before you know it. I don’t want to interrupt your work on those delicious apple pies.” Talley smiled and said, “Oh Whiskers, you’re incorrigible! Is that all you’re looking forward to today?”

Whiskers smiled, taking Talley into his arms and said, “Well, I am looking forward to your apple pies and all the delicious food we have in store for us today. But most importantly, I’m looking forward to a wonderful evening with my precious love, our family and our dearest furiends.”

Talley waved from the window as Whiskers drove down the driveway. He watched his beloved wife from his rear view mirror until she disappeared from his view. He sighed knowing he was truly blessed.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my darling Talley.

Of Pearls and Stars
~~~~~
The pearly treasures of the sea,
The lights that spatter heaven above,
More precious than these wonders are
My heart-of-hearts filled with your love.

The ocean's power, the heavenly sights
Cannot outweigh a love filled heart.
And sparkling stars or glowing pearls
Pale as love flashes, beams and darts.

So, little, youthful maiden come
Into my ample, feverish heart
For heaven and earth and sea and sky
Do melt as love has melt my heart.

~ Heinrich Heine
~~~~~

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02/28/2015 01:12.41 PM Report This Comment
Dear Talley, My Precious Love
Good morning sweetheart, or almost good afternoon! It has been a hectic morning around here. My Dad left this morning to a school workshop he has to attend today and when he got there he locked his keys in his car! My Mom had to find where his workshop is being held to rescue him. MOL! And my silly Mom got lost! She's home now and will help me start on my love meows to you. I see our pawty is already underway. My tummy is growling just thinking about your delicious apple pies.

I love you sweetheart. Yours furever, Whiskers
~~~~~

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02/28/2015 11:23.55 AM Report This Comment
Hi Talley!
That's what mama wants one day, an enclosure for us with catnip and other safe plants. I am a catnip fiend! If we get grass, Katya pulls that up roots and all. Misty is the best and just nibbles her greens. She likes to have nip when she is getting patted. I don't think Bennie likes it at all! Silly boy! Our snow is gone and it is getting warmer. Isn't that great? Mama let Bennie put us all on Twitter, and I think he is following your daddy. We can manage that since it isn't very interactive. Purrs - Kuzi

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02/28/2015 08:59.56 AM Report This Comment
5198 GOOD AFTERNOON LUV GIRL POWER CREW
It's a lazy afternoon for me and the Girls just napping away in our warm and cozy room!

Here's a Girl Power Crew vote for you.

With Kitty Kisses & Loves,

~*~ KITTZI KNIGHT #160203 ~*~
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02/27/2015 02:22.56 PM Report This Comment
Too excited to sleep any more, Talley and
Whiskers laid in bed mewing about the upcoming hockey games tonight, their Saturday night dinner party and finally their trip to the Philippines.
Whiskers said to his beautiful wife, “I checked on my computer what the time difference is for us on the east coast and the Philippines. The Philippines are 13 hours ahead of us. I wondered if that’s why the Coronation is being held on March 2nd? This is going to be an incredible Coronation flight!”
Talley nodded and said, “Pete said we’ll be in the air for almost 18 hours. Our time may vary depending on the wind speeds.”
Whiskers said, “I don’t think anyone will mind the length of the trip. I’m certain soon- to-be King Hami and his family will enjoy the quiet and spacious cabins of the Dreamliner. With the amazing configurations Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie perform on the aircraft, it’s almost like flying in a posh hotel.”

Talley kissed her husband and said, “Let’s get up so we can give Lisa, Bumper and the kids the gifts my sisters and I brought from town. I hope they like everything we bought for them. This is going to be their first coronation and they’re all going to look fabulous!”
Whiskers kissed Talley and said, “I know they’ll love anything you and the girls picked out.”
With that said, the two kitties in love raced to the shower, looking forward to a happy day together.

Whitey and Orangie were fixing Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal this morning with the steel-cut oats Callie and Angel Maggie had bought at the market. The delicious smell of maple syrup and cinnamon filled the air. Topped with raisins and dried cranberries, the hot cereal looked as delicious as it was bound to taste. Pearl and Annabella had fixed fruit bowls for everyone with sliced strawberries, melon and bananas topped with chopped walnuts and a dollop of fresh vanilla yogurt. The girls wanted to keep breakfast light this morning, since Callie and Angel Maggie were planning a big Thai cuisine feast for the hockey games tonight.

Whiskers poked his head in the kitchen. Seeing Callie and Angel Maggie sitting at the small kitchen table, he walked inside and asked, “Have you girls decided what you’ll be serving on Hami’s Coronation flight yet? I don’t think I’ve ever tried Philippine cuisine before.”
Callie smiled and said, “That’s what we’re doing right now brother. The cuisine is distinguished by its bold combination of sweet, sour and salty flavors.” Angel Maggie added, “We’re discovering the Philippine meal is often served all at once in a single presentation, unlike ours where we have several presentations. It seems the Philippines like to cook and eat in an informal and communal environment, centered around the family kitchen.”
Callie nodded and said, “Since we’ve gotten to know Hami this month, I would say that sounds exactly right. Him and his family seem to be very loving and friendly. I think he’ll make a wonderful king.”

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Angel Maggie picked up a sheet of paper that her and Callie had been taking notes on. “Here’s what we were thinking of serving for dinner on the flight.”
Appetizers:
Lumpias - Filipino style pork & veggie eggrolls
Kinilaw - Ceviche with fresh fish marinated in vinegar, chili, mango, ginger & coconut milk

Entrees:
Chicken or Pork Adobo - Braised in soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, black pepper. Served with rice, caramelized onion, & long bean.
Pancit Malabon - Thick rice noodles sautéed in shrimp stock & fish sauce, served with shrimp, squid, milkfish & pork belly. Topped with pickled quail eggs, chicharron powder, bonito & cilantro.

Dessert:
Leche Flan - Creamy egg custard with soft caramel topping
Turon - Banana & jackfruit rolled in brown sugar, then wrapped in lumpia and fried

Beverages:
Mango Juice, Buko Juice , Hot Teas

Angel Maggie said, “We’ll offer the entrees as vegetarian too, just in case.”
Callie continued,”For breakfast we were thinking of serving...”

Tapas, cured and marinated beef sirloin slices that are sweet and delicious, served with steamed rice, two eggs and pickled papaya.

Whiskers listened, thinking about the unusual sounding food and said, “My tummy and I are always ready to try anything new. I know if you girls prepare it, it will be delicious.” Callie giggled and said, “We’ll make you our official taste taster this weekend.” Flower and Ralph had come into the kitchen to listen. Both boys threw their paws in the air and squealed, “We volunteer too!”
Angel Maggie laughed and said, “Okay, I think we’ll be set with three of the best eaters around.”

Meanwhile, Talley and her sisters had taken the gift boxes into the living room for Bumper and his family to open. Bumper had his arms around Lisa as Timothy, Beatrice, Barb and Faith danced around their pawrents. The house was filled with cheerful excitement.
Whiskers, K. Pete, Mitch, Thomas and the rest of the family brought their coffee cups to the living room to watch the merriment.

For Barb, Beatrice and Faith, Talley and her sisters had selected tiny white dress shoes with a chiffon bow colored to match their dresses. The bows had rhinestone accents in the center of each. The girls loved the kiddie heel pumps on their dress shoes. Beatrice couldn’t resist trying them on and dancing around the room, with her two sisters quickly following right behind her. For Lisa, the girls had picked out beautiful white, silk dress sandals embellished with sparkling sequins. Lisa tried her shoes on immediately saying, “Oh my goodness! These are lovely. I’ll definitely need to practice walking on heels.”
Bumper laughed and said, “Just hang on to me honey. I won’t let you fall.”
Lisa and her girls gave the family warm hugs of appreciation.
Raven smiled and said, “We didn’t forget you Bumper and Timothy.” Raven and Ms. Murphy pulled out two boxes from their shopping bag. Inside each box was a pair of black oxford dress shoes designed to slip on easily.

(CON

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Timothy tried his on and exclaimed, “Wow! These are comfy! I could get used to wearing shoes.” Timothy did his version of the two-step across the floor much to everyone’s delight.
Talley said, “We stopped at Esmeralda’s Antique Shop and she showed up some gorgeous costume jewelry that was reasonably priced. We picked out some dazzling rhinestone necklaces. Esmeralda said she frequently shops at flea markets during the summer and finds some surprising bargains. We hope you like them.”
Lisa and her babies fawned over the lovely jewelry. Lisa said to Talley, “Oh no, this is too much. We’ll never be able to repay you back for your generosity.”
Talley and Raven smiled, helping Lisa and the girls try on their necklaces.
Talley said, “You’ve already paid us back, just now, with the beatific smiles on your faces.”

Flower was smiling as he watched how happy his new rabbit furiends were. Flower said, “I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures of your family all dressed up. You can pick out the ones you like best, and Ralph and I can show Timothy how we build frames for them. Bumper smiled and thanked everyone. “I don’t think our house is going to have a minutes’ peace until the Coronation!” Bumper had never seen his family so excited and he loved it.

Breakfast was ready to be served. The day was already going by too fast. Whiskers put his arm around Talley as they walked back to the dining room. Talley smiled at her husband and said, “I almost forgot to tell you. I invited Esmeralda to our dinner party on Saturday. I’ll ask my sisters what time dinner will be so we can go pick her up.” Whiskers smiled and said, “I’m glad you remembered to invite her. Esmeralda is such a sweetheart. Just like my wonderful and loving wife.”
Talley smiled at Whiskers and he felt his heart soaring.

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

P.S. Sweetheart, what time will our Saturday dinner party be held at? It seems to have eluded my blogger! Thank you my love.

I Love Thee ♥
~~~~~
I love thee - I love thee!
'Tis all that I can say;
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day;
The very echo of my heart,
The blessing when I pray:
I love thee - I love thee!
Is all that I can say.

I love thee - I love thee!
Is ever on my tongue;
In all my proudest poesy
That chorus still is sung;
It is the verdict of my eyes,
Amidst the gay and young:
I love thee - I love thee!
A thousand maids among.

I love thee - I love thee!
Thy bright and hazel glance,
The mellow lute upon those lips,
Whose tender tones entrance;
But most, dear heart of hearts, thy proofs
That still these words enhance.
I love thee - I love thee!
Whatever be thy chance.

~ Thomas Hood
~~~~~

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02/27/2015 12:54.59 PM Report This Comment
Hi Talley!
I hope your daddy's plants will grow nicely. Are any of them catnip? I like catnip. We had snow, but not the big bunch they were calling for. It looks like lacy, frozen rain! Have you ever seen it? I guess we would get lost being so little and white ourselves. I am happy to stay in and play with fursibs. But Bennie went to live at Baba's so there are only 7 here again. Purrs - Kuzi

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02/27/2015 07:20.30 AM Report This Comment
After a warm shower, Talley and Whiskers
stood by their bedroom window, arms around each other, looking out at the cold gray sky. Talley sighed and said, “Well, at least it isn’t snowing today. I’m getting a bit tired of the cold weather, day after day, but we’ll appreciate spring that much more when it comes.”
Whiskers nodded, kissing his beautiful Talley on her soft cheek. “Every night I dream of us sailing on the lake aboard Talley’s Toy, the sun warming our bodies and the breeze blowing through our fur. In every dream you look like a goddess from the sea as we sail on the misty face of the deep blue water. The mere thought makes the cold winter bearable.”
Talley closed her eyes and smiled as she envisioned her husband’s dream.

Whiskers said, “But until then, we better dress warmly for another day in the bitter cold.” Talley nodded and went to her closet to pull out her warmest outfit for doing the shelter rounds.
As Whiskers pulled his boots on he said, “I received a very happy message from Neekah Boo the other day. She wanted to thank us for the wonderful time she had here with us last weekend. She really enjoyed riding in the wheelchair that belonged to Thomas when he was recuperating. Neekah Boo said, and these are her own words, “Pete is very good to me and I am very happy I choose my Sweet Pete!”

Talley smiled and said, “Neekah Boo is such an adorable kitty. I know my brother loves having her over here with us. As long as Neekah Boo feels up to it, we should include her in all our activities.”
Whiskers nodded as he helped Talley wrap the wool scarf around her delicate neck. “Neekah Boo said in her message that her leg still hurts, but is getting better. I’m glad we have Thomas’ wheelchair for her to use. She really enjoyed it. She said she loved being spoiled.”

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As the two kitties in love headed downstairs, Talley said, “My sisters and I want to go into the village today to do some shopping for the Coronation. I wanted to get some nice shoes for Lisa and her girls to go with their dresses. While we’re out, I’ll take your Royal Feline Uniform to the cleaners and see if Pete and the boys need anything cleaned too.” Whiskers kissed Talley. “Thank you sweetheart. You always take such good care of me,” he mewed.

Lisa was in the kitchen with Orangie and Whitey helping fix what Whitey called “Farmer’s Omelettes” this morning. Lisa was standing on a footstool to reach the counter chopping smoked ham, onions, green peppers and mushrooms. Whitey had the hash browns cooking on the stove while Orangie cracked the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Lisa was smiling when she said, “I love learning to cook with you girls. Bumper told me he looks forward to every meal now and the kids have even started putting on a little weight. We all love our new life with your family. We hope we stay furiends forever.”

Orangie smiled as she heated the omelette pan and said, “Of course we’ll always be furiends. You, Bumper and the kids are family now.”
Lisa jumped off her footstool to give the girls a hug. She said, “I was hoping you would say that.”
The girls worked in a cohesive manner, tucking the hash browns, ham, and chopped vegetables nicely into several three-egg omelettes. The girls had baked a loaf of cinnamon swirl bread last night, so they quickly sliced it, popped it into the toaster and set into warming baskets.
Flower and Ralph came into the kitchen, asking if they could help. Whitey had two trays ready with fresh grapefruit juice, hot chocolate and hot coffee. She looked at the boys and said, “Do you think you could take the glasses to the table without spilling anything?”
Flower stood up very straight, playfully saluting his Auntie Whitey and said, “Yes ma’am! Ralph and I are expert waiters.”

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Ralph and Flower picked up the two large trays and carried them out the door to the dining room. Whitey, Orangie and Lisa had to laugh. You could barely see the tops of the boys’ heads!

The family was amazed as they watched Flower and Ralph empty the trays at each place setting. When they finished, both boys smiled and bowed proudly. Whiskers had to applaud their diligent efforts and everyone else at the table joined in.
Whitey poked her head out from the kitchen seeing the table was set and she nodded to the boys. They quickly scrambled to ring the mealtime chime and breakfast was officially served.

Whiskers looked around the table feeling so blessed and thankful for his family. He asked to lead the prayer this morning. The kitties all joined paws as he spoke.

“Bless, O Lord, this food we are about to eat; and we pray You, O God, that it may be good for our body and soul; and if there be any poor creature hungry or thirsty walking along the road, send them into us that we can share the food with them, just as You share your gifts with all of us. Amen.”

Whiskers buttered two slices of cinnamon swirl toast for him and Talley. As the family and furiends enjoyed their meal, Whiskers asked, “I was wondering about the hockey games last night that couldn’t be played due to technical difficulties. Will they be played on Friday with the other games? I hope that doesn’t mean your teams might have to play more than one game in one night.”

Angel Lucy and Angel Sylvie said they would find out, but that could happen. Angel Lucy said to Whiskers, “Just plan on doing a lot of cheering. You might want to bring some throat spray so you don’t lose your meow during the games.”
Callie laughed and said, “My brother is rarely speechless. Maybe I’ll get him a bullhorn to bring to the games.” Callie winked playfully at her big brother who was giving her the “Evie Eye.”

Since all of the girls wanted to go into town today, they decided to drive the kids to school and pick them up on their way home. Angel Maggie and Callie wanted to go to the market to pick up some things for this weekend. The girls were excited to be going on an outing together and thought they might all have lunch in the village too.

Talley said, “We shouldn’t be gone to long. We’ll bring back lunch for everyone. We should have the kids with us when we return.”
K. Pete nodded and said, “Whiskers and I don’t mind doing the shelter rounds by ourselves. Inky, Bobby and Storm have made it a whole lot easier with the replenishment spreadsheets they created. I have the printout from yesterday so we know exactly what is needed. You girls take your time and have fun.”

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Breakfast was delicious as always and the chefs were duly thanked for their hard work. Everyone pitched in so clean up was breeze.

Talley went upstairs to change into a lighter jacket. It was still very chilly outside, but dressing for shopping was much different than dressing for the shelter rounds. Whiskers followed his lovely wife up the stairs to grab his backpack.
Talley remembered to take Whisker’s uniform from the closet for dry cleaning.

Whiskers smile and kissed his wife. He said, “I’m glad you and the girls are getting out. Don’t forget to take your phone with you. I’ll carry mine with me all day. Call me to let me know everything is okay. I worry about you driving on the slippery roads.”
Talley kissed her husband and said, “Don’t worry sweetheart. I’d call you every time I thought of you, but your phone would be ringing all day!”
Whiskers grinned and said, “I love you too darling.”

Sending soft kisses and warm hug to my precious Talley.

P.S. I wish I could write as eloquently as the poet who wrote this poem. It speaks of the immense love I’ll always have for you.

I Seem to Have Loved You...
~~~~~
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times,
In life after life, in age after age forever.
My spell-bound heart has made and re-made the necklace of songs
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms
In life after life, in age after age forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together,
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount
At the heart of time love of one for another.
We have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
Old love, but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you,
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life,
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours-
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

- Rabindranath Tagore
~~~~~

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More about Mom
I've had a wonderful time with my catpaign with the help of my Mom. Let me tell you more about her.

1. My middle aged Mom is a child at heart.
2. Mom married the love of her life and is happily married to Dad for the last 14 years.
3. Mom quit her job to be a housewife and mother to us kitties. She has worked hard for over 20 years and has taken the backseat for the last four years.
4. Mom is the third of four siblings, two of which are overseas. Mom takes solely care of Grandma and Grandpa's needs, visiting them every Sunday.
5. Mom has travelled to many beautiful places but considers our developing country home. Home is where the heart is.
6. Our home is asian inspired and Mom loves asian cuisine.
7. Mom is a bit claustrophobic.
8. Mom has swam with dolphins which is in her bucket list.
9. Mom and Dad cannot travel as much because of us kitties. If they do travel, it is only for a week though we are well taken cared for while they are away. Mom and Dad are not comfortable when they are not around us for a long time.
10. Mom developed mild asthma late last year. She has no intentions of finding out what she is allergic to. She says definietely not cats.
11. It is in Mom's nature to be happy and have a positive outlook. She is happy and contented with simple things in life.
12. Mom's best friend and great love is Dad. They do most things together and share the same values and interests. They are soulmates.
13. Mom loves all animals and wish she can save them all but ...
14. Mom is very organized and this has rubbed on Dad. Mom has trained him well. Teehee!
15. Our home is filled with love, joy, laughter and cats.

Home is where Love resides,
Memories are created
and Laughter never ends.

May Love be the heart of your Home.

xoxo

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Talley had her head nestled on Whisker’s
shoulder, his arms wrapped tightly around her tiny body. Whiskers sensed Talley was awake. He whispered, “Good morning my love. Did you sleep all right last night? I know you’re worried about little Ainsley.”
Talley mewed, “Good morning sweetheart. I did wake up a lot last night, thinking about sweet Ainsley and my Mom. I’m sure Pete has checked in with my Dad by now. I’ll wait to hear what he has to report before I call to check on them myself.”
Whiskers kissed Talley’s soft forehead and said, “It’s always distressing when our little ones are ill. I’m sure Ainsley felt much better after your Dad read Peter Rabbit to her. Having a cold is never fun. She’ll just need to get lots of rest and tender loving care.”
Talley smiled and said, “Well, she’ll certainly have the tender loving care in abundance. I also want to ask Pete about how my Mom’s appointment with her doctor went. The cold and rainy weather they’re having doesn’t help much.”
Whiskers said, “We just have to keep both of them in our prayers sweetie.”

Talley smiled and said, “I think today there’s going to be a Board Game pawty at the Cat’s Meow Resort & Event Center. Angel K. Malachi said it’s going to be semi-dressy/casual attire. I was thinking of wearing by little black silk dress with the diamond LOVE necklace you gave me for Valentine’s Day.”
Whiskers grinned and said, “I better wear by black pin-striped suit. I want to look as good as possible next to you my love. I know you’ll be turning heads in that dress.”
“Oh Whiskers,” Talley said. “You know I only have eyes for you.”
Whiskers smiled and gave his beautiful wife a deep kiss.

Rosie, Tabitha, Liliana and Daisy had their tiny aprons on, preparing a new recipe called Maple Vanilla Muffins. The kids loved finding recipes that let them utilize the yummy maple syrup manufactured by their wolf furiends. All four girls were peering into the oven as the muffins baked. The kitchen was filled with the aromas of maple, vanilla and cinnamon.
When the oven timer rang, they opened the oven and carefully took out the hot muffin trays with their oven mitts, setting them all on the kitchen counter to cool. Whiskers and Talley were coming down stairs and Whisker’s nose went immediately into high alert.
Talley laughed at her husband and said, “It does smell delicious down here. What does your nose tell you sweetheart?”
Whiskers sniffed the air and said, “I detect vanilla and cinnamon, coconut and I think maple syrup.”

Callie was pouring coffee for the family members at the table, overhearing her brother. She said, “That’s very good Whiskers. I’m impressed your nose could detect the coconut. The girls used coconut oil instead of canola oil for a change of pace. I think it will greatly enhance the flavor of the muffins.”

(CONTINUED BELOW)

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Meanwhile, Pearl and Annabella had prepared a beautiful colorful veggie and sweet potato fritatta that looked as if it took hours to make. Pearl giggled and said to Annabella, “We should really call this recipe the ‘throw everything you have leftover in the fridge that you need to cook before it starts growing pinkies-fritatta.’ But I guess that wouldn’t be too appetizing.”
Annabella smiled and put her paw to lips. “Nothing ever goes to waste in this house,” she whispered.
Pearl nodded and said, “It does look delicious, and healthy too.”
Tabitha and the girls came over to see what their Mamas had prepared. The girls ooohhhed and aaawwwed at the scrumptious egg dish.

There was a soft tap at the kitchen door. Pearl rushed over to see who it was. Bumper and Lisa were standing in the frigid outside air, holding baskets filled with fresh vegetables and fruit. Pearl exclaimed, “Come inside! You two must be freezing.”
Annabella took the baskets from their furiends and said, “Purrfect timing Bumper and Lisa. We just used the last of the veggies and fruits for breakfast. Thank you so much.” She gave them both a big hug and went off to put the food away. Bumper and Lisa were all smiles. Bumper said, “It smells delicious in here. We’re glad we could help.”
Pearl said, “Why don’t you and Lisa go into the living room and warm up by the fireplace. Breakfast is almost ready to be served. The kids are already seated at the table having their hot chocolate.”
Bumper nodded, taking Lisa’s paw as they hurried off to join the family.

Good mornings were echoed all around the room. Talley gave Lisa a hug and said, “Our furiend Chloe left a box for you and your family yesterday. Chloe is the expert seamstress who worked on Phillips business suit.”
Lisa looked at Talley surprised and said, “Chole left something for us?”
Talley nodded happily and said, “Yes, it’s in the living room. Come on and I’ll show you.”
Everyone got up to follow, curious to see what sweet Chloe had left for their furiends. Lisa picked up the box that was wrapped with a pretty red bow. She looked at Bumper, who nodded and said, “Open it sweetheart.” By now Timothy, Beatrice, Barb and Faith were jumping up and down with excitement. Lisa untied the bow, opening the box to reveal the contents. There was a card on top. Lisa read it out loud. It said, “Dear Lisa and Bumper, The two black formal suits are for Bumper and Timothy. I had to guess at the measurements, but I have a pretty good eye for these things. The larger pink chiffon gown is for Lisa and the three matching smaller chiffon gowns in blue, white and yellow are for your girls. I hope you like them! See you at the Coronation this weekend! Love, Chloe.”

(CONTINUED BELOW)

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Talley helped Lisa take the clothes out to show everyone. Bumper and Timothy were delighted with their very first suits. Beatrice, Barb and Faith excitedly chose the color they wanted and began to dance around the room holding their new dresses. Lisa stood very quietly, looking at everyone and began to cry. Talley and Bumper both ran over to hug Lisa. Bumper said with concern in his eyes, “What’s wrong sweetheart?” Lisa shook her head, wiping the tears from her face and said, “These are tears of happiness. I still can’t believe how wonderful our lives have become since we came here. I love all of you so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Lisa was enveloped in hugs from everyone. Bumper walked over to K. Pete and shook his paw vigorously. “Thank you K. Pete. Thank you to your whole family. We’ll never be able to repay all you’ve done for us, but we’ll spend our entire lives trying.”
K. Pete smiled and said, “You’ve already repaid us many times over with your hard work and most importantly, your furiendship.”

Pearl smiled and said, “I don’t know about all of you, but I’m hungry. It’s time for breakfast.” Whiskers shouted, “I second that. There’s nothing in the world like family, furiends and great food!” Flower and Ralph didn’t need to be told it was time to ring in the meal.

Whiskers took Talley’s paw in his and said, “We really are the luckiest cats in the world, aren’t we?” Talley sighed and said, “Yes we are my love.”
Another blessed day was underway.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my beloved Talley.

How Could I Love You More ♥
~~~~~
HOW could I love you more?
I would give up
Even that beauty I have loved too well
That I might love you better.
Alas, how poor the gifts that lovers give—
I can but give you of my flesh and strength,
I can but give you these few passing days
And passionate words that, since our speech began,
All lovers whisper in all ladies' ears.

I try to think of some one lovely gift
No lover yet in all the world has found;
I think: If the cold sombre gods
Were hot with love as I am
Could they not endow you with a star
And fix bright youth for ever in your limbs?
Could they not give you all things that I lack?

You should have loved a god; I am but dust.
Yet no god loves as loves this poor frail dust.

- by Richard Aldington
~~~~~

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02/25/2015 12:01.02 PM Report This Comment
we'd love to come
for dinner this saturday night, but you'll have to send that in-vite to his mommy jody as well so we can plan on it as i'd love to, but won't come without him. my sisters and the angels are spending the winter here in phoenix as they did last 2 years and well it's so much fun having them around as we'll be between here and amherst and i'm going to ask him for a summer home some where where it's cooler than here in the summers as it's way to hot for all of us being northerners we can't handle it!
we're actually on the plus side this morning after breaking our existing record low of -10 and are now at -12 which we might break again fri/sat morning, you can never tell. janet saw that just as she was leaving for work around 6:30 yester-day morning. she's getting ready to go out and walk as it's 10 out there and well she's got ants in her pants to start re-suming her early morning walks, but in 2 weeks time we'll lose the light we've gained in the mornings as it'll be dark again for a month or so. sandy,ab,haley,angels

6 feet on the ground a chance this weekend of something, but more of a chance of a sinker time of the year for them again and well not good since janet's pull is still healing a nice break this week although a bit cooler, mid 30s today.

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02/25/2015 03:34.46 AM Report This Comment
Dear Talley, My Precious Love, It's Your Whiskers
Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear little Ainsley isn't feeling well. Don't you worry about meowing to me today. You just help your Daddy take care of the sweet furless. We'll be praying for her.

We hope your Mom's check up at the doctor goes well. Give her a warm hug for us.

I love you my darling, always and furever.
Your Whiskers. ♥
~~~~~

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02/24/2015 01:40.29 PM Report This Comment
After a warm, invigorating shower, Whiskers
dressed, watching Talley as she dried her fur to a soft sheen. Whiskers smiled, mesmerized by his wife’s beauty. “Sit down by the mirror sweetheart so I can brush your fur. I think I might have missed my calling at becoming a fur stylist,” Whiskers laughed as he spoke. “But I only enjoy brushing your lovely fur, no one else.”
Talley giggled, giving her husband a warm kiss. She mewed, “I love being pampered by my loving husband.” Whiskers kissed Talley on her pretty head and commenced to brush her soft fur to a lustrous shine.

Whiskers was whistling a happy tune, admiring Talley’s refection in the mirror when he heard his phone vibrating on the nightstand. He set the brush down to read the text message he had just receive.
Talley waited while he read it, then asked, “Who’s it from sweetheart?”
Whiskers put his phone down, picking up the brush to continue. He said, “It was a message from Phillip. He said he’d be stopping by the house today for the finishing alterations on his suit. He made arrangements with Chloe to meet us here this afternoon.”
Talley smiled and said, “That’s wonderful. I love how comfortable him and his pack have become with all of us. I guess he must be looking forward to his meeting in New York at the National Geographic Foundation. I do hope his meeting is successful and he gets the grant that he needs to help reintroduce wolves to areas where they used to live.”
Whiskers nodded and said, “It couldn’t happen soon enough. I read the most distressing article about a Utah hunter who shot and killed a wolf near the North rim of the Grand Canyon National Park - the first wolf seen in the area in over 70 years.”
Talley shook her head sadly.
Whiskers continued, “Wolf lovers had named her "Echo" and delighted in the fact that she had traveled over 450 miles from Wyoming to take up residence near Grand Canyon. But hopes of seeing gray wolves reestablished near the park died when the hunter gunned her down, claiming to have mistaken Echo for a much smaller coyote.”
Talley said, “It’s unacceptable that a hunter with a flimsy excuse of mistaken identity can get away with killing an endangered species.”
Whiskers nodded and said, “I agree. Let’s hope the video presentation and report the kids worked so hard on, will change some minds on the plight of the wolves and educate them on their benefits to the ecosystems.”
Talley said, “Phillip’s commanding presence should be very persuasive too. We’ll ask Phillip if he wants to practice his speech with us as his audience.”
Whiskers nodded and asked, “We could gather all the shelter animals together for an afternoon to hear what Phillip is planning to say. I know Flower, Ralph and kids are working on a PowerPoint presentation to use as handouts for the National Geographic executive board.

(CONTINUED BELOW)

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02/24/2015 12:25.05 PM Report This Comment
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I have a feeling Phillip and kids are going to raise the awareness of the vital need to protect the wolves.

Talley got up out of chair, looking fresh and lovely. She kissed Whiskers and said, “We’ll do whatever we can to help Phillip with his important cause and we’ll keep the wolves in our constant prayers.”

Whiskers and Talley were ready to start another wonderful day together.

Pearl and Annabella had their cooking aprons on as they chopped zucchini, broccoli florets, spinach, carrots and cherry tomatoes for a garden veggie egg casserole. Whitey was busy shredding the cheeses for the dish, using pepper jack, cheddar and Romano cheeses. Orangie stood at the kitchen counter whisking eggs in a large bowl with a variety of spices. Once the vegetables and cheeses were prepared, she stirred them all into the egg mixture carefully poring into a large prepared baking dish.

With the egg casserole in the oven, the girls prepared some fruit bowls with yogurt and granola and finished brewing the coffee and hot chocolate for the kids.

Timothy, Barb, Beatrice and Faith were in the living room playing with Flower and the kids until breakfast was ready. Mitch had a nice fire going. The house felt warm and comfortable. Whiskers and Talley came into the living to say good morning to the kids. They loved the affectionate greetings they always received from their nieces and nephews.
Whiskers looked around the room and asked, “Where are Bumper and Lisa?”
Timothy jumped up and said, “Momma and Daddy are working in the greenhouse.”
Mitch nodded and said to Whiskers, “Bumper is keeping a close eye on the garden during all this cold weather. But the greenhouse structure is solid and so far there have been no problems keeping the temperature controlled.”

Timothy said, “My Daddy said him and Momma like to talk to the plants to keep them happy.”
Whiskers laughed and asked, “Do the plants talk back to your Daddy?”
All the children broke out into laughter. Timothy smiled and said, “I don’t think so Uncle Whiskers. Flower giggled and said, “When the vegetables are on my plate, I hear them say, “Eat Me!”
Whiskers laughed and said, “I think I’ve heard the apples in your Aunt Talley’s apple pie say the same thing!”

Just then Whitey walked in and said, “This is your Auntie Whitey saying it’s time to eat!” Flower and Ralph scrambled from the room to ring the chime that always brought everyone to the table. After joining paws and giving thanks, everyone licked their lips when the meal was brought to the table. The casserole looked and smelled delicious.

Whiskers asked K. Pete how Neekah Boo was doing. He said, “I saw on the weather report, Colorado is expecting to get more snow tomorrow.” K. Pete smiled just thinking about Neekah Boo and said, “Her and her Mom are doing fine. I told Neekah Boo to get a lot of rest. The cold weather is purrfect for that.”

(CONTINUED BELOW)

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Whiskers said, “I’m glad she had a nice visit with us. I hope she plans on coming to the Coronation with us this weekend.” The kids nodded their heads and clapped their paws.
K. Pete nodded and said, “I’ll check with her to see how her leg is feeling. I can always ask Angels Sylvie and Lucy to bring her to the house.”
Angel Sylvie smiled and said, “We’d be happy to Pete. I think it might be best with the cold weather and all.”

Talley looked at Lisa and said, “Of course you, Bumper and kids are invited to come with us to the Coronation.” A radiant smile came over Lisa’s pretty face as she said, “We’d be honored to attend.”
Talley smiled and said, “My sisters and I have plenty of clothes for you and the kids to pick from. Bumper, when Chloe comes over today to finish the alterations on Phillip’s suit, I’ll ask her if she has a suit that might fit you to wear to the event.”
Bumper thanked everyone profusely. He said, “Who would have ever thought my family and I would be attending a Royal event? This is all like a wonderful dream.”

Whiskers cleaned his plate, thanking the chefs for another scrumptious meal. Whiskers and Talley helped clear the table while Pearl, Annabella and Lisa gathered the kid’s school packs. They would be driving to school with Thomas and Mitch.
Callie and Angel Maggie were thinking about serving Thai Cuisine at the hockey games this Friday, but were still undecided. Callie wasn’t sure if the hockey crowd would like a Thai menu, so the two girls would scour their recipes and see what they could come up with that everyone would enjoy.

Whiskers and K. Pete would do the shelter rounds, while Talley and the girls waited for the arrival of Phillip and Chloe. After Whiskers and K. Pete dressed warmly and were ready to head out the door, Whiskers pulled Talley into his arms and said, “We’ll be back as soon as we can sweetheart. K. Pete and I would like to be here to say hello to Phillip and Chloe.”

Talley kissed her husband, buttoning up his jacket and said, “Once they get here, we’ll have a lot to do and I’m sure the girls will be fixing something delicious for lunch. You and Pete take your time and be careful. It’s awfully chilly outside.”
Whiskers nodded and said, “Just the thought of you waiting for me at home makes me warm and fuzzy all over.”

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my precious Talley.

The Rose and the Bee
~~~~~
If I were a bee and you were a rose,
Would you let me in when the gray wind blows?
Would you hold your petals wide apart,
Would you let me in to find your heart,
If you were a rose?

If I were a rose and you were a bee,
You should never go when you came to me,
I should hold my love on my heart at last,
I should close my leaves and keep you fast,
If you were a bee.

- Sara Teasdale
~~~~~

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02/24/2015 12:21.32 PM Report This Comment
at least
the next cold front coming in tomorrow afternoon won't be quite as cold as what we've been getting lately with teens for day-time highs and lows well below zero like we had again last night was -7 when janet got up to start blogging around 3 this morning and are going to around 20 for a high today. this weekend yet another storm, nothing new for us, a sinker to rain showers so hoping it won't be anything to big or messy to deal with to keep janet home from work again as she was on sunday this past week-end! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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02/24/2015 02:20.47 AM Report This Comment
A wonderful poem!
Just A Cat =^.^=
~~~~~
She is - just a cat.
A very small presence
doesn't take up much space.
Large green eyes
much too big for her face.
She is - just a friend.
Happy to be greeting you
while purring a tune
improving how you feel
and never, too soon.
She is - just a joy.
Guarding windows
sleeping on the bed
chasing unseen ghosts
until she's fed.
She is - just yours.
No other will do
her choice is clear
with anyone else
she will just disappear.

- by Patricia Walter

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02/23/2015 06:44.05 PM Report This Comment
Whiskers opened his eyes to find his beautiful
Talley already awake with a smile on her face. Whiskers felt his heart skip a beat as it always did when he saw his lovely wife first thing in the morning. Whiskers kissed her soft cheek and said, “You’re thinking about Neekah Boo and K. Pete, aren’t you?”
Talley nodded, giving her husband a warm kiss. “I’m just so glad to see my brother so happy. Neekah Boo is good for him.”
Whiskers nodded and said, “I know what you mean sweetheart. K. Pete seems to be walking on air when she is around. It was fun having her with us at the hockey games last night. I wish she would come with us more often, but I know she has to be careful with her hurt leg. I was touched by the gentle way K. Pete watched over her. It’s easy to see how much he cares for her, and she for him.”
Talley nodded and mewed, “My brother is the most loving and considerate cat I’ve ever known, along with you sweetheart. He deserves all the happiness in the world and I feel Neekah Boo is the one.”

Whiskers gave Talley a deep kiss and said, “Stay here in bed for a few minutes. I want to play you a song my Mom sent to me on my iPhone last night. She heard it played on the Academy Awards. It’s a powerful and very sad song written by Glen Campbell to his family about his battle with Alzheimer.”
Whiskers jumped out of bed grabbing his ukulele from the closet. Pausing to stoke the fire, he sat down by Talley’s bedside and said, “The song is called, I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”

♫ I'm still here, but yet I'm gone
I don't play guitar or sing my songs
They never defined who I am
The man that loves you 'til the end

You're the last person I will love
You're the last face I will recall
And best of all, I'm not gonna miss you
Not gonna miss you

♪ I'm never gonna hold you like I did
Or say I love you to the kids
You're never gonna see it in my eyes
It's not gonna hurt me when you cry ♪

I'm never gonna know what you go through
All the things I say or do
All the hurt and all the pain
One thing selfishly remains

I'm not gonna miss you
I'm not gonna miss you. ♫
~~~~~
Whiskers had tears in his eyes as he finished the song. He looked up at Talley and saw the tears streaming down her face. He quickly put down his instrument and went to his wife, enveloping her in his arms.

(CONTINUED BELOW)

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02/23/2015 11:48.34 AM Report This Comment
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When he could finally speak, he said, “It gave me chills when I first heard it too. I posted the video on our Catmewsroom page so we could hear it together. It made me think of how sad I would be to lose all the wonderful memories of our life. You’re my entire reason for living sweet Talley.”
Whiskers and Talley held each other tightly. Finally Talley mewed, “That was beautiful Whiskers.”
Whiskers smoothed the soft fur on Talley’s head, gave her a kiss and said, “I didn’t mean to start out our day with sadness. The song was too beautiful not to share. Now let’s make this day a happy one. We’re together and that’s all that will ever matter to me.”

Whitey and Orangie were preparing a special breakfast since their dear furiend Neekah Boo had stayed overnight after the hockey games. Pearl and Annabella assisted the girls making heart-shaped French toast, dusted with confectioner’s sugar and topped with sliced strawberries. Rosie, Tabitha, Daisy and Liliana had prepared homemade almond butter to tastefully top off each bite of the delicious morning treat.

Callie and Angel Maggie were setting the table when Whiskers and Talley came downstairs. Whiskers said, “Something smells delicious. Can I help with anything?”
Callie shook her head and said, “No thank you brother. We’re almost ready to serve. K. Pete and Neekah Boo are in the living room with the rest of the family. Why don’t you and Talley join them and we’ll bring you a cup of coffee.”
Whiskers kissed his two sisters and said, “Thank you girls.” Whiskers took Talley’s paw and they walked to the living room where they could hear lively conversation and laughter.

Neekah Boo was seated on the couch next to K. Pete. Neekah Boo looked fresh and lovely. K. Pete had a soft quilt covering her legs and Flower and Ralph were sitting on the floor next to her. Mitch had a roaring fire going, making the room warm and cozy.
Flower and Ralph smiled, saying good morning to their Auntie Talley and Uncle Whiskers. Whiskers looked at Neekah Boo and said, “You look beautiful this morning. I trust you had a good night’s sleep?”
Neekah Boo smiled, nodding her head and squeezing K. Pete’s paw in hers. She said, “I always have a wonderful time when I’m here.”

Thomas was standing by the window when he said, “I see Inky, Storm and Bobby are already clearing the streets with the snowplows. The snow has stopped falling, but it looks like another very chilly day out there.”

Mitch nodded and said, “Thomas, I thought you and I would ride the kids into school this morning. K. Pete and Whiskers will take care of the shelter rounds. It looks like we might have a break from the snow for a couple of days, but the temperatures are going to remain frigid.”

Callie brought out coffee and refills of hot chocolate for everyone. She said, “Breakfast is ready whenever you all are. You can’t start your day without a warm tummy.”

(CONTINUED BELOW)

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02/23/2015 11:47.51 AM Report This Comment
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Flower and Ralph started to jump up to sound the chime, but stopped in their tracks and asked Neekah Boo if she needed help getting to the table. K. Pete smiled and said, “Thank you boys for being so considerate, but I can take it from here.” Neekah Boo smiled as K. Pete gently took her paw, carefully walking with her to the breakfast table. The boys announced breakfast as everyone sat down to join paws and say Grace. With their heads bowed, they added a special prayer for all their furiends and their families in need.

Neekah Boo was delighted with the heart-shaped French toast and she loved the taste of the wolves’ homemade maple syrup. K. Pete said he would send her home with a box of the maple syrup and some of the chocolate maple cream cookies.
Angel Sylvie and Angel Lucy reported it was snowing and quite chilly in Colorado right now, but they would transport their dear furiend inside her warm house, where her Mom would probably be waiting.
Neekah Boo smiled, thanking the Angels and everyone for a lovely weekend.
Flower and Ralph had to get ready for school. The two boys gave Neekah Boo big hugs and made her promise to come back very soon. Flower told Neekah Boo it was always an honor to escort her to his home. Neekah Boo gave all the kids warm hugs and promised to return soon.

Whiskers and Talley insisted on clearing the table and cleaning the kitchen after a wonderful meal. Whiskers told K. Pete he would wait until he returned to go on the shelter rounds. The family hugged Neekah Boo good bye as they disappeared on the magic carpet with K. Pete and the Angels.

Whiskers was washing the dishes, while Talley dried. Once finished, Whiskers helped Talley take her apron off and pulled her into his arms. He looked deep into her eyes and said, “Have I told you lately how much I adore you?” Talley smiled, batting her beautiful green eyes at her husband. She didn’t have to speak. He knew the answer and he was on top of the world.

Sending you soft kisses and warm hugs my darling Tallulah.

All Of You
~~~~~
The sound of your voice is music to my ear
So soft, sweet, and clear
The kiss from your lips words can not explain
It takes away my worries and my pain
The caress of your paw sends shivers down my spine
Everyday I thank God that your mine.

The sight of your lovely face takes away all my fears
You're the one I want to love through out the years
For an eternity I want to spend in your arms
Everyday graced by your beauty and your charms.

- by Author: David Norman Meece
~~~~~

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02/23/2015 11:46.33 AM Report This Comment
Whiskers got out of bed quietly to add a
log to the bedroom fireplace. Before getting back into bed, he paused to look out the window. It was snowing again, but it looked like a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. He shook his head thinking about the forest animals that hadn’t found refuge in their shelters for whatever reasons. He said a silent prayer for God to watch over all of them.

Whiskers felt Talley turning over on her side in bed, stretching out her arm looking for her husband. Whiskers smiled and slipped back into bed to snuggle with his beautiful wife. Talley looked adorable with her sleepy eyes and tousled fur. Whiskers smiled and gave her a deep kiss.
“Good morning sweetheart,” he said.
Talley smiled and said, “It’s snowing again isn’t? I’m worried that this seemingly unending parade of snowstorms is making everyone snow-weary. When we go out on our shelter rounds, we should make a point to stay a while and visit with our furiends.”
Whiskers nodded and said, “That a good idea. Maybe we can ask Callie and Angel Maggie to bake some pastries that we can take.”
Talley nodded and said, “We still have several boxes of the Chocolate Maple Cream cookies made by Phillip and his pack. We’ll take them along with some hot chocolate.”
Whiskers smiled and said, “I don’t want to sound greedy, but can we keep a box for us?”
Talley smiled and said, “I have a feeling we’ll be eating a lot Phillip’s tasty delicacies, but of course we’ll keep a box for us sweetheart.”

Whiskers and Talley were walking downstairs when K. Pete and Mitch came in the front door carrying wood for the fire. A stiff arctic breeze blew in behind them, putting a chill in the air. Whiskers ran down to help.

Pearl took their heavy jackets, motioning for both boys to stand by the fireplace for a few minutes.
K. Pete and Mitch held their paws to the warm hearth. K. Pete said, “The storm has already dropped another 6 inches or more of snow since last night. The high winds have reduced visibility significantly. Mitch and I could barely see a few feet in front of us. I think we’ll have to ask Angel Sylvie and Angel Lucy to transport us all to the hockey games tonight.”

(CONTINUED BELOW)

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02/22/2015 11:40.29 AM Report This Comment
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