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

Ricky Martin

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Hi! My name is Ricky Martin

I am Domestic Shorthair from Belgrade, Intl

Nicknames: No, but his full name is Ricky Martin

Age: 15 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: He is very cuddly.

My favorite tricks and treats are: No and Nothing speacial

Where I hang out: In the enclosure or on anywhere warm when he is inside

My favorite grubs: Royal canin dry food and Whiskas canned food

My pet peeves: Wet and cold weather so he can't go to enclosure.

What I love about my owners: She spoiled me and she makes sure I am safe and takes care of me.

My cat hobbies: Going outiside to enclosure, sleeping and eating

Pet motto: I am what I am meow!

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He came to me as a young cat his previous owner abandoned him.

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I've had 28158 friends visit me.

I'm the 3,190th member on CatChannel.com.

3,175 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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Due to a change in website platforms, a necessary step to enhance and update the CAT FANCY magazine website, it will no longer be possible to host Club Cat. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Club Cat will close and members will no longer be able to accrue points. Members with sufficient reward points have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog. On Jan. 15, 2014, Club Cat members with 25 reward points or higher will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special prizes. Raffle prize winners will be notified after Jan. 31, 2014. Points for the final Cat of the Day will be awarded on Jan. 1, 2014. New programs similar to Cat of the Day will be announced with the launch of the new website, so look for further announcements. Thank you to everyone who joined Club Cat! 01/31/2014 12:00.00 AM
REMINDER: Members with sufficient reward points can redeem points again on Jan. 6, 2014 and have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog while supplies last. 01/10/2014 12:00.00 AM
PLEASE VOTE CODY #31875 COTD TUES 12/24!
We have done many special Holiday campaigns over the nearly six years we have been on CC, and we have enjoyed every one of them. This one will be our very last campaign, and we wanted it to be extra special. As most of you know, we’ve gone through a lot of sadness this past year with the loss of our Grandma and our beloved Benji from GMG 2. Another family who has gone through their share of sadness is the family of Cody, Lelu and Amber. Their Mom lost her beloved sister and them their beloved Aunt recently. It’s in her memory that we ask you to leave a COTD vote for Cody #31875. This family have been long time members of CC and good friends to so many of us. Let’s bring some Christmas cheer to them, and to Cody in particular, by leaving him a vote on Wednesday the 24th (Christmas Eve) so he will be our Christmas Day COTD.

On a personal note, we’ve enjoyed our many years on CC getting to know so many of you and your families. It seems like we’ve known each other furever and hope to keep you as lifelong friends. We’ve shared happy times and some very sad times. We hope to keep in touch with as many of you as possible, either through forums, Facebook, and/or e-mail. Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2014.

Hugs and Purrs, The Green Mountain Gang, GMG 2, and Mom Joy

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, HAYLEE LOVES HANDSOME OLIVER!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

12/23/2013 05:41.29 PM Report This Comment
We will be temporarily disabling the ability to redeem reward items from the Club Rewards catalog from Sunday, December 22, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014. Many of our team members who are in charge of processing the rewards redemptions will be out of the office for the holidays. You will be able to begin redeeming rewards again on Monday, January 6, 2014. 12/20/2013 01:47.27 PM
VOTE ANGEL WENDY #6497 ACOTD WED 11/27
Thursday, November 28th will mark the one-year anniversary of Wendy #6497 crossing the Rainbow Bridge. We realize what a difficult day it will be for her Mom, but we also know she is thankful for the many years of love and companionship that she and Wendy shared together. And since we are about to celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a good time to remember Angel Wendy and be grateful for all the special Angels at the Rainbow Bridge whom we have had the privilege of sharing our lives with. Please stop by Angel Wendy’s page and leave her a vote on Wednesday, November 27th so she can be our Thanksgiving Day ACOTD! Wishing everyone Thanksgiving Blessings! Grateful purrs for your love and friendship, The Green Mountain Gang & GMG 2

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, HAYLEE LOVES HANDSOME OLIVER!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

11/26/2013 04:32.43 PM Report This Comment
Hi Ricky Martin
Pawing by with a tuna vote. It is raining,going to rain on & off today,we need but I don't have to like tee-hee.Good day for napping.Hugs Brina

Come visit me, Brina♥ Winston(off line )married to Winston & Q Sheba♥Bennie(- Q4-2011)Married TO BENNIE.

10/29/2013 06:13.43 AM Report This Comment
Hi Ricky Martin
Pawing by to say hello & wish you a Blessed day.Hugs Sheba

Come visit me, Brina♥ Winston(off line )married to Winston & Q Sheba♥Bennie(- Q4-2011)Married TO BENNIE.

10/19/2013 08:37.00 AM Report This Comment
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Hi Ricky Martin
I don't get on CC much except to vote cause Mom don't feel like blogging alot but I miss you & think of you often... Hope you have a Blessed day. Hugs Brina

Come visit me, Brina♥ Winston(off line )married to Winston & Q Sheba♥Bennie(- Q4-2011)Married TO BENNIE.

10/11/2013 06:21.00 AM Report This Comment
THANKS! RICKY MARTIN & FURAMILY!!
for pouncing on my votey button to help me with my cotd catpaign! here is an appreciation votey right back to you!!!

keep your paws crossed for me :)

hugs,kitty kisses & purrs,

Addie

Come visit me, ~ Primo Puzzle~ & ~Mellofello~.

08/19/2013 11:34.49 AM Report This Comment
UR CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
SAVE THE DATE!
MANCHESTER & SNUGGLE'S WEDDING ON
MONDAY AUG, 5, 2013 AT 7PM ON PAGE#259115
PLS RSVP ON MANCHESTER'S PG #76627

Come visit me, Shadow <3 Button, Yoda- <3 Strudel-she said yes!!!, manchester &,snuggles,elivs & kali house, Sir Manchester <3 Queen Snuggles & SIR M's & ANA'S ANNIVERSARY #247289.

07/25/2013 06:55.47 PM Report This Comment
hey ricky and family
thanks for celebrating my cat of the day award with me! i was surprised to see myself in the cotd window today, but happy so many kitties came to see me. thanks for making my weekend extra special, love MISTY

Come visit me, quincy ♥ leo! & sammy-kara owns my ♥ !.

06/09/2013 12:10.30 PM Report This Comment
att hey all
looks like snuggles and i cant get married tommorow
so we are in the process of reschedulig the wedding
and will let u know when the date is set
thanks for ur patience!
manchester

Come visit me, Shadow <3 Button, Yoda- <3 Strudel-she said yes!!!, manchester &,snuggles,elivs & kali house, Sir Manchester <3 Queen Snuggles & SIR M's & ANA'S ANNIVERSARY #247289.

05/09/2013 03:34.50 PM Report This Comment
hey old pal important message
looks like i manchester may get married to snuggles this friday (may 10th)
at the hockey rink pg#121409 at 7pm
ur on my guest list please come
i will keep updated if this isnt the right date or not
pls rsvp on my pg#76627
manchester

Come visit me, Shadow <3 Button, Yoda- <3 Strudel-she said yes!!!, manchester &,snuggles,elivs & kali house, Sir Manchester <3 Queen Snuggles & SIR M's & ANA'S ANNIVERSARY #247289.

05/08/2013 01:19.43 PM Report This Comment
Hi Ricky Martin,
Hey,it was so good to hear from you,buddy! Mom has been pretty busy the past couple days painting out in Charlie's cat enclosure! She is almost done,but went ahead and posted some pics on his page! If you get a chance stop by his page and look at what she done! All us kitties are doing good here enjoying our nice spring weather! Hope you are too!~Purrs,Bart

Come visit me, Bart and Boys, Charlie & Boys, Greyson & Tiny & Gypsy & Inside Cats.

04/18/2013 06:46.28 PM Report This Comment
Hi Ricky Martin!
'stuff' has been happening around here! So much,that I am way behind on my blogs! First,thanks on the well wishes for mom's mother...she is now out of rehab as of this past Wednesday,and at home. Then mom spent a lot of time deleting pages and making mew ones...the woman just can't make up her mind! Changes were also made in the cat enclosure! Dad shut off the down stairs part so he could plant some grass in it,but the boys are NOT happy about it! Brother Dixion is no longer confined to the enclosure,as he was so unhappy,he was getting very depressed and aggressive to the others,so mom let him out. Andy(inside boy) kept dashing out the door so much that mom let him GO!,because she feared he would trip her or dad up trying to escape! Now,we live out in the country,and WAY off the road,otherwise mom would never have let them out. Second,mom has an appointment with an orthopedic doc,as it seems she might have a torn meniscus in her right knee. She has had that surgery on the left,so knows the drill! Sorry for being so long-winded today,so I will wish you a happy Sunday and I am going to take a nap!~Purrs,Bart

Come visit me, Bart and Boys, Charlie & Boys, Greyson & Tiny & Gypsy & Inside Cats.

04/07/2013 03:21.35 PM Report This Comment
VOTE WINDY POINT ANGELS # 237234 COTD 4/5
As many of you know, 17 year old Minnie D Purrl crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday 4/2. Minnie was a member of a wonderful family of cats known as the Windy Point Gang.

We’re choosing to copy Dad Mike’s exact words that he used to tell us she had crossed--

“She was losing her battle with Hyperthyroidism and her quality of life had decreased dramatically over the last five days. This afternoon Minnie was assisted by our vet, Dr Madsen and myself on her journey. She was 17 years old when she passed.

It is particularly sad for me because Minnie had given me a litter of seven Easter Kitties when she was only 9 months old. I always celebrated Mother's Day with her on Easter. (Sigh...) This year we celebrated with some baby food that I held for her since she was too weak to stand and eat.

Minnie leaves behind her boyfriend Tiger Mann, who is the last of the original Windy Pointers...and of course, her sad Dad.”

Minnie is now a member of the Windy Point Angels #237234, those members of the Windy Point Gang who are now Angels at the Rainbow Bridge. We learned that this special group of Angels has never received their COTD badge, and we want to change that by making them our COTD winner on 4/6. Please stop by on Friday and leave some words of comfort for Dad Mike and pounce on that vote button to show your support.

Hugs and Purrs, The Green Mountain Gang

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, HAYLEE LOVES HANDSOME OLIVER!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

04/04/2013 06:29.43 PM Report This Comment
~Queen Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~April 4th
Good morning from the imperial cabin in the woods of Northern Indiana! It’s still a very chilly morning with temps below freezing but it’s supposed to be warming up nicely later with highs topping out in the mid to upper 50s. That means we can put away the winter woolies & just wear a jacket or sweatshirt if you’d like to go exploring today…woohoo! Just what is there to explore around here? LOTS!! We don’t have just corn & bean fields…MOL! We take pride in our heritage, and we cherish our Midwest traditions, our Hoosier hospitality and our hard-working Heartland values. You’ll cherish them too as you wander down quaint downtowns that retain the charm of a simpler time. You’ll be inspired by the faith that led to the founding of Notre Dame in 1842 & the simple courage that brought the first Amish settlers in 1844. We also take pride in the dedication of the largest remaining mounted cavalry unit in the United States, the ingenuity that led Orville Redenbacher (born in Brazil, IN) to launch his first gourmet popcorn product in 1971, the creativity of the Garfield creator Jim Davis (born in Marion, IN) & the determination of the farmers that have worked this land for generations. You’ll discover a myriad of activities and delightful secrets throughout the seven counties found in northern Indiana (http://www.northernindianagetaways.com) so take some time to explore the wonders & you’ll understand why I’ve chosen a cabin as my royal abode instead of a damp, cold castle…MOL!

Now that I’ve peaked your curiosity (MOL) I’m going to spin you all the way back to California to meow about a very special & heroic bird that was owned by SABRINA’s #11187 mom a long time ago, (B.C. before cats)! OBIE was just a common yellow parakeet but he was very special and spoke 3 languages...English, Italian and Spanish. Obie lived in a cage in the living room but he liked to stand on top of the cage, on mom’s shoulder, or flew around during the time he was out every day…but never leaving the room. One day, his mom reached into the top cupboard to pull out a crock pot and lost her grip and it came crashing down on her head. She’d never in my life experienced this sensation & truly saw stars and felt herself losing consciousness. All of sudden, Obie flew into the room and landed on her shoulder and started chirping "pretty bird", "Ciao Bella", "Que Paso" into her ear as she gripped the countertop. (Obie never had been in the kitchen before and it was a completely separate room as the living room) She later went to the emergency room & found out she had a concussion. She believes Obie & his act of heroism prevented her from being knocked out cold that day.
I proclaim & dedicate the royal calico crest for gallantry today to sweet OBIE the parakeet & special thanks to Sabrina for sharing her story! Have a pawsome day dear furiends & remember to pounce by with vote support for COTM candidate SPUNKY #161265!

Soft purrs & loving hugs,
Queen Trixie

Come visit me, Patches~Vote MEEKO/ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 daily~, Q Trixie~Please join us on the MewsRoom forum~, Angel Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, Angel K Zaboo~MEEKO & ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 COTM~, Monkey & Fluffinella ♥ Joey Brown.

04/04/2013 08:05.35 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 31st
Thank you for pouncing by to paw me a vote yesterday & HAPPY EASTER!!!!
WOW…that was a pawsome time at the San Diego Zoo yesterday & Anthony’s Star of the Sea restaurant was a delightful & beautiful ending to the day’s activities! Thanks to our beautiful CA hostess Sabrina we also got to meet COTM hopeful SPUNKY #161265 & her sisters too because they also live in the area! Please give her the same outstanding support you’ve shown me this month on her quest for the May crown!
Well kitties, how did you enjoy the Purring Parrot avian & feline resort? Did you explore them thoroughly this morning when you woke up? If you didn’t then you’d better look again because the Easter bunny was busy during the night & hid eggs with kitty treasure inside all around…MOL! I found three & Fluffers found 2 so we’re enjoying the fresh catnip, tuna treats, & tiny rabbit cookies we found inside of ours while we hunt for more!
(http://www.thepurringparrot.com) Didn’t you just love how they could connect our themed suites with kitty walk through areas so we could see each other whenever we wanted? (Check out all their suites at their website to be truly amazed!) And the complimentary tissue paper amenity…truly the most pawtastic thing I’ve ever seen during any of our hotel stays this month! Oh…I do ask that some of you please help clean up the confetti we created though so we don’t leave them with a bad impression of CC kitties…MOL! Ahhh…I hate to leave the luxury of this hotel with its designer furnishings designer litter boxes, mats, food bowls, “Drinkwell” pet fountains, cat lounging trees, kitty beds, simple toys, cat nip/grass for nibbles, housekeeping twice daily, and a kitty turndown service. This is what I call royal treatment of guests! The best part though had to be that each room had its own "mouse on a string" butler, which each kitty could treat as kitty pleases. Okay…it is pawsitively official…I feel completely spoiled…MOL! Unfortunately it’s time to pack our bags & head to the airport for our flight home so I can get ready for the coronation this afternoon at 3pm ET.
I know that many of you have other obligations to fulfill on this blessed Easter holiday so can’t attend but I know I’ll feel your spirits there with me as Queen Josie Mae #193862 places the crown on my nervous brow. After I post my portion of the ceremony I too must depart the festivities so mom can continue cooking their Easter dinner, plus I’ll be anxiously waiting for the midnight hour to strike to make sure I’m ‘official’. Thank you SO much for coming by each day with your sweet comments & special thanks for those noteworthy kitties that also helped add a little more zest to some of my daily blogs…MOL! Have a beautiful & blessed Easter dear furiends for it’s time to look to new beginnings & rebirth & this calico cyclone will do her best to help it along next month!

Peep filled vote & whisker tickles,
Trixie

Come visit me, Patches~Vote MEEKO/ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 daily~, Q Trixie~Please join us on the MewsRoom forum~, Angel Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, Angel K Zaboo~MEEKO & ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 COTM~, Monkey & Fluffinella ♥ Joey Brown.

03/31/2013 07:03.22 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 30th
~PLEASE VOTE COTD FOR LUCY #199700 TO HONOR HER BELOVED MOM’S CROSSING ON MARCH 1ST~
The sky is still dark as the kitties gather at the airport, wave good-by to their parents, & climb aboard the plane. Trixie is already aboard with her kitty sibs & as soon as everyone takes a seat & buckles in, they lift off. The pilots for our trip this week are Whiskers & Pete plus we also have the pleasure of Boo Kitty & our new kitty friend Armani as the flight attendants. We’ll be met at our destination by my dear friend Sabrina so she can show us around her city & take us to an urban paradise I know we’ll love! We’re heading toward the Golden State sweet kitties…straight to southern California & the famous SAN DIEGO ZOO!” We’ll spend the day monkeying around in the tropical oasis as we visit amazing habitats for animals such as gorillas, tigers, sun bears, flamingos, mandrills, polar bears, birds of paradise, giant tortoises, leopards… and more! We can take a Panda Trek to visit the giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat, go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California & see a herd of Asian elephants. We can also enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or an aerial view from Skyfari, plus we can dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert’s Restaurant & see animals up close in the Children's Zoo. It will be great to discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, & keeper presentations! A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience. Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years & is open 365 days a year. Located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the Zoo is 100 acres in size and is home to more than 4,000 animals representing more than 800 species from around the world. The Zoo will be a unique walking experience that exhibits animals in the most natural way possible, adding shows & animal presentations throughout the day for additional enjoyment. The San Diego Zoo also offers a variety of education programs & tons of other fun things! We’ll be arriving when it opens & will stay until it closes at 7pmPT! After we leave Sabrina has recommended Anthony’s Star of the Sea for our dining pleasure. It’s perched over the sparkling waters of San Diego Bay & should have that soothing sleepy atmosphere we’ll need so we can make it back home to get ready for the coronation ceremony at 3pmET (noon PT) tomorrow. Buckle back up kitties because we’re landing. We’ll take our bags to the Purring Parrot Avian & Feline Resort before we head to the zoo so I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow before the coronation, but do have space to meow…THANK YOU FOR ACCOMPANYING ME ON MY FINAL CATPAIGN ZOO TRIP DEAR FURIENDS & FOR THE FANTASTIC VOTE SUPPORT!

Excited purrs,
Trixie

Come visit me, Patches~Vote MEEKO/ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 daily~, Q Trixie~Please join us on the MewsRoom forum~, Angel Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, Angel K Zaboo~MEEKO & ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 COTM~, Monkey & Fluffinella ♥ Joey Brown.

03/30/2013 06:48.17 AM Report This Comment
VOTE LUCY #199700 COTD MARCH 30TH
Earlier this evening, we shared the very sad news with you that Barb Sussman, Mom to Angel Chloe and Lucy had passed away suddenly on March 1st. Even though they haven’t been very active lately, Angel Chloe is a long time member of CC and was our December 2008 Queen. After Chloe crossed the Rainbow Bridge in January 2011, her Mom Barb decided to adopt a beautiful calico cat named Lucy. Lucy has never won a COTD badge and we'd like to award Lucy with a COTD badge on Easter Sunday in honor of her Mom Barb. Please help make this possible by stopping by Lucy’s page tomorrow with your vote! Thank you and Happy Easter! Hugs and Purrs, The Green Mountain Gang

Come visit me, Wally, Angel Mickey, Priscilla, BAC Central-Inactive as of 1/1/2014, Angel PK, Angel Gabby, HAYLEE LOVES HANDSOME OLIVER!, Angel McFluff, Missy & Holly-THANK YOU FOR MY COTD!.

03/29/2013 06:56.22 PM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 28th
~Shout-out voting for MANCHESTER #76627 TODAY~
WOW…this month has flown by faster than I’d ever imagined! Thank you dear furiends for supporting me by pouncing by with your votes & wonderful comments each day! Queen Josie Mae & I have decided that we’ll have the coronation at 3pmET (noon PT) on Easter Sunday, which should fall in between most church services & also won’t interfere with our queen’s secretary’s work schedule the following day. Please plan to attend this gala event but please dress casual because we’ll be having the ceremony outside since we’re both country girls!
Okay sweet kitties…Today & tomorrow I’ll be meowing to you about the 5 most critically endangered species of animals on earth to wrap up my catpaign & you can see their pics in my gallery. These creatures can use all the help they can get to preserve their way of life so they can continue to grace our planet with their presence. Please note that the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) has sponsored many animals in over 100 countries for nearly half a century & gladly accepts donations for specific species if you want to help (worldwildlife.org). WWF fights to secure a future for animals on the planet we all share but their work is far from done, and WWF constantly strives to protect the species we all care about.
~LEATHERBACK TURTLE~
Leatherback turtles are named for their shell, which is leather-like rather than hard like other turtles. They are the largest marine turtle species and also one of the most migratory, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Although their distribution is wide, numbers of leatherback turtles have seriously declined during the last century as a result of intense egg collection and fisheries bycatch. Though the species has survived for over 100 million years, these marine turtles are now on the brink of extinction because many of their offspring won't be able to reach maturity due to numerous threats including fishing practices and pollution.
~MAGELLANIC PENGUIN~
Penguins are a family of 17 to 19 species of birds that live primarily in the Southern Hemisphere. They include the tiny blue penguins of Australia and New Zealand, the majestic emperor penguins of Antarctica and king penguins found on many sub- Antarctic islands, the endangered African penguin and the Galápagos penguin—the only penguin to be found north of the equator. Climate change is again the reason why this species is threatened to disappear. The migration of fish caused by warming currents makes it harder for them to find food and could result in the extinction of the Magellanic penguin. The Antarctic Peninsula, where half of the world’s emperor penguins and 70% of the Adelie penguins can be found, is heating up faster than the global average and melting the sea ice that the penguins depend on for places to breed and access to food.
Thank you for your loving support of my COTM catpaign dear friends!!

Gentle hugs & a catnip filled vote,
TRIXIE

Come visit me, Patches~Vote MEEKO/ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 daily~, Q Trixie~Please join us on the MewsRoom forum~, Angel Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, Angel K Zaboo~MEEKO & ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 COTM~, Monkey & Fluffinella ♥ Joey Brown.

03/28/2013 05:56.34 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 27th
~Visit & vote for OLLIE #211317 today as he celebrates his adopty day!~
Happy hump day everyone & thank you for your visits, comments & votes you pawed my way yesterday! Fasten your seat belts kitties (MOL) because there will be a strategic bump & hairpin turn in the campaign trail today as I navigate away from the lane of recently discovered species into the realm of the recently extinct, which will then carry me into the courtyard of some of the most endangered animals on our planet starting tomorrow to wind things up before our final campaign zoo trip this weekend! Everybody buckled in? Okay then…let’s get rolling!
Every day, a few plants and animals go extinct! The time has come to think about this even more as humans & climate changes continue to destroy the concept & natural flow of nature’s food chain. The creatures I’ve featured today all went extinct since the year 2000 so are only a sample of what can, or has, happened when their habitats are changed, food sources disrupted & ‘alien’ animals enter their once tranquil territories. You can see their pics in my gallery!
~MADEIRAN LARGE WHITE BUTTERFLY~ (extinct: 2007) Once upon a time, this magnificent white butterfly flew in the humid subtropical forests of Portugal's Madeira Islands. The gorgeous butterflies had a very limited distribution, as they lived in a very rare type of forest. Researchers believe that pollution from agricultural fertilizers and deforestation could be the reasons for their extinction.
~SPIX'S MACAW~ (extinct: 2004) The spix’s macaw, the world’s rarest parrot, disappeared from the wild recently. Also known as the little blue macaws, it was the only member of the parrot genus Cyanopsitta. This magnificent bird, which came in various shades of blue, was endemic to the state of Bahia, Brazil and the Caraibeira Riparian Woodland. Though some of them are still participating in captivity breeding program, they have been declared extinct in the wild.
~PO'O-ULI ~ (extinct: 2004) The po'o-uli, or honeycreeper, was endemic to Maui, Hawaii. Predators, a decline in food sources and habitat loss are all thought to have been responsible for the beautiful bird‘s demise. By 1997, only three individuals were known to exist. Later, in 2004, the last known male bird also died in captivity.
~PYRENEAN IBEX~ (extinct: 2000) In 1980, about 30 Pyrenean ibex were reported to exist. With the death of their last family member in 2000, they were declared extinct. But, this was not the end. Scientists worked hard and brought them back into existence through cloning. Sadly, the cloned ibex also died due to lung failure. Native to the Pyrenees in France and Spain, no sightings of the ibex have been reported in recent years.

Thank you for your support of my COTM campaign dear furiends & I hope I didn’t depress you too much today. Giving each one of you a soft purr of thanks for enduring my twists & turns (MOL) along with a catnip muffin to re-energize you!

Loving hugs,
Trixie

Come visit me, Patches~Vote MEEKO/ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 daily~, Q Trixie~Please join us on the MewsRoom forum~, Angel Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, Angel K Zaboo~MEEKO & ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 COTM~, Monkey & Fluffinella ♥ Joey Brown.

03/27/2013 07:29.25 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 26th
Thanks for pouncing by with your vote support yesterday! I see that some of you were just as freaked out by that giant spider as I was so today I thought I’d present some of our favorite hunting…err, watched entertainment sources of frog, bird & fish (MOL) that have recently been discovered on our vast planet. You can see their pictures in my gallery!
~PINOCCHIO FROG~ Found in the remote Fuja Mountains of Indonesia, the Pinocchio frog is a strange little creature which was only discovered by accident in 2010, after wandering into a research camp and perching itself atop a bag of rice. The animal’s most obvious distinctive feature is the odd protuberance on the front of its face – most often referred to as its nose. The strange nose-like thing is a feature which only the males have, and becomes erect when they are making excited calls, returning to its standard position when they are not. The exact purpose of the ‘nose’, and the frogs’ ability to manipulate it, is as yet unknown.
~WATTLED SMOKY HONEYEATER~ The wattled smoky honeyeater is a species of honeyeater endemic to the Foja Mountains of Indonesia. This particular species’ most distinctive feature is the reddish-orange facial skin around its eyes. Discovered in December of 2005, the wattled smoky honeyeater was the first new bird species discovered in New Guinea since 1939. In addition to the brilliant orange skin around the bird’s eyes, it has the curious characteristic of walking with a ‘wattle’. The honeyeater was one of over twenty new species discovered in a single expedition that took place in 2005. The shade of the bird’s facial skin changes slightly when flushed.
~PARACHEILINUS NURSALIM~ First described in 2008, paracheilinus nursalim is a new species of flasher wrasse discovered in the Bird’s Head Peninsula in Western New Guinea. The fish’s most distinctive characteristic is of course its incredibly bright, vibrant colors. Given the recent nature of its discovery, little is currently known of the creature. To end on a cheery note: the future for the paracheilinus nursalim looks quite a lot brighter than can be said of some other animals on this list. The fish’s primary habitat is located within already-protected waters, meaning that it’s safe from external factors which may otherwise have put it at risk.

That’s going to have to be the end of newly discovered creatures series so that I can meow about some of the recently extinct animals I found to share with you before my campaign ends. Don't forget to pounce by to visit our beautiful QUEEN JOSIE MAE #193862 each day & thanks to all of you for pouncing by with your vote support for my COTM catpaign! I’ll spin your way again in the morning dear furiends!

Loving purrs & a banana muffin vote,
Trixie

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03/26/2013 07:41.51 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 25th
Thank you for your visits & votes yesterday sweet furiends! I’m sorry our departure from Austria was slightly delayed but at least the questioning of Fluffinella, Mallow, & yours truly was fairly short once the Austrians got their cherished bell back. How did it get to the hotel in the first place? Well, our ornery friend Mallow is the only one that can truly answer that question but she’s been put in time out by her brother K Mike & won’t be available for questioning until he lets her out…MOL!
Okay now it’s time for that twist in my catpaign I promised you on the plane yesterday. Most of us share a fascination with the unknown. Thanks to this, as well as tremendous advances in technology, most of our planet has been quite thoroughly examined but some areas remain which are home to creatures that science has yet to encounter. Recently discovered animals number in the thousands but since I don’t have time for that I’ll be meowing about just a few that caught my interest & will include pictures too!
~GOLIATH BIRD EATING SPIDER~ I’ve opted to put this monstrous creature in for one very simple reason: it terrifies me!! The species was officially discovered in 2006 during an expedition to Guyana. It is a burrowing spider, feeding primarily on invertebrates, though it has also been observed eating small mammals, lizards, and venomous snakes (surprise surprise). Fully grown specimens can reach a horrific weight of around six ounces. Thankfully for us – and for any other creatures too large for the spider to eat – the goliath bird eater is a species of tarantula, and has relatively weak venom, which causes mild swelling and pain for a few hours. But the thing that poses the biggest threat to humans is the goliath’s ability to expel hairs from its body. These tiny, nearly invisible hairs float through the air, and have an awful tendency to stick in the eyes. EEEEK…can I open my eyes yet? (Shivers) That critter sends cold chills up my spine & makes me poofy! I think we need a cute animal to counteract that one…MOL!
~WALTER’S DUIKER~ Walter’s Duiker is a fascinating little creature, officially discovered in 2010 in the Dahomey Gap, West Africa. The species made its first foray into the world of science in 1968, when Walter Verheyen retrieved a specimen in Togo. This species of duiker is native to Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. One of the most interesting characteristics about the species is its small stature, measuring an average of only forty centimeters (sixteen inches) in height and typically weighing four to six kilograms. In addition to its small height, the duiker has hind legs which are longer than their counterparts up front. This is particularly interesting given that the duiker is not a grazing animal, and typically feeds on berries and other similar items of nourishment, which grow on plants.
Thank you for your generous & loving support of my COTM catpaign dear furiends! Have a magnificent Monday & I’ll see you again in the morning! ~Trixie~

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03/25/2013 05:24.46 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 23rd
~Shout-out voting today for WHISKERS #246313!
Happy Caturday everyone & thank you for your vote support yesterday! Are you ready for another zoo trip? I hope so because this is going to be a big one & you’ll be exhausted by the time we’re done walking around. I’ve taken the liberty of reserving rooms for us to stay overnight & have assured the hotel manager that all of us will behave. That’s a hint for anyone with unusual ideas again this weekend…MOL! Okay, I just got the green light for us to board the Cyclone Express tour plane so let’s get aboard because it’s going to be a long flight to Vienna, Austria to visit one of the must see places of the area, which is the Tiergarten Schönbrunn (the Zoo)!
Vienna's Tiergarten Schonbrunn offers one of the most unique and refined zoo experiences in the world. Originally constructed around the turn of the 17th century, this Austrian landmark is often considered as the world's first modern zoo. The zoo was founded by the husband of Empress Maria Theresa and was often frequented by members of the Hapsburg dynasty for their summer retreats. Today it still retains much of its original beauty and tranquil charm with magnificent 18th century buildings and a stunning botanical garden. The Tiergarten Schönbrunn was voted the best European Zoo in 2010. What makes this Zoo so special is the location, as it’s found inside the Schönbrunn imperial palace and gardens domain, so there’s plenty to see in the few square kilometers of open sky, trees, elegant gardens and magnificent architecture. The best things about Tiergarten Schonbrunn Zoo is the vast open space where animals roam almost free, with just a few cages for birds that would fly away if not restricted this way. If you bring the kits with you they’ll be delighted by the peacocks roaming at their feet and other curios animals that are walking together with the visitors. There are even visiting hours for feeding the animals! That’s the best thing about the Tiergarten Schonbrunn Zoo: it doesn’t look like a Zoo in most part, but more like an interactive educational school. If you don’t feel like visiting the Zoo you can always visit the Schonbrunn gardens because I guarantee you’ll like them too. Just make sure you don’t stand in the way of those practicing Yoga or jogging between the perfectly cut trees. There are other things to see at Schonbrunn domain besides the Zoo, imperial palace and gardens. On my list there’s the Gloriette gate, the labyrinth and the famous the Palm House. I don’t know about all of you but I’m excited to be going to Austria! We’ll be staying at the Hotel Bergwirt, which is pet friendly & enjoys a privileged location directly next to Schönbrunn Gardens. The unique character of this hotel, the informal atmosphere and the impressions of a beautiful city will make our visit an unforgettable experience. Thanks for coming along on my trip this weekend dear friends & for the wonderful support you’re giving me on my COTM catpaign. ~Trixie~

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03/23/2013 05:16.19 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 22nd
Happy Friday sweet kitties!! Today I’m doing a quick pounce through the community because mom has errands to run so I won’t be leaving any purrsonal notes with my daily blog. Get ready friends because I’m taking us to the dogs today with 3 tales of doggie furienship that will make you scratch your heads in wonder but also bring a smile to your face. Remember the biggest rodents in the world from the beginning of my catpaign? They’re featured again, only this time you can see what one looks like…MOL!
~DOG & OTTER~
When a sea otter pup was found abandoned on a building site in Wales, it was taken to a wildlife reserve to be fed and treated and returned to full health. The aim was to heal the otter and set him free again. After a few months at the reserve, the pup’s handlers decided he needed a playmate to use up some of his boisterous energy. Since otters have a nasty nip and are very inquisitive it was thought the perfect playmate for the pup would be a puppy. An eight month old Labrador called Molly was brought in and the two played together while the otter was taught to swim. The otter, called Geraint, is due to be released in the very near future.
~DOG & CAPYBARA~
Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world. Looking something like giant guinea pigs, they are native to South America and live in herds. At a tourist lodge in Peru, two animals – a capybara called Charlie and a dog called Pacho – were rescued at about the same time. Until he was rescued, Charlie had been kept as a pet by a local family. Capybaras, though cute, make poor pets, and so it was the intention of his rescuers to release Charlie – but he kept returning to the lodge in search of Pacho. These days Charlie and Pacho are inseparable companions. If Charlie goes too deep when the two are swimming, Pacho saves him – and in return, Charlie often scavenges food to share with Pacho.
~ORANGATAN & DOG~
Suryia, an orangutan, and Roscoe, a dog, were raised together in a South Carolina sanctuary. The two met when Suryia spotted the homeless Roscoe wandering into an animal centre. The keepers decided to adopt the dog, and allowed him to spend time with Suryia to give the primate some friendship. Orangutans are very intelligent, and prefer not to be on their own. The orangutan takes the dog for walks around the enclosure on a lead, and swims with him. There are also pictures online of the pair being taken for a ride on the back of an elephant, which also lives in the sanctuary. The two animals have become the subject of a book being used to raise money for their shared home.

Pics of these friends can be seen in my gallery! Thank you for your daily support of my COTM campaign dear furiends. Each vote you leave me is precious & most definitely appreciated. Make sure to get your comfy clothes & cameras ready sweet kitties because tomorrow we’re off to another zoo! Have a purrfect Friday!

Loving purrs,
Trixie

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03/22/2013 06:49.50 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 21st
Happy Thursday everyone! Thanks for stopping by to visit me & paw me a COTM vote yesterday! Please pounce by to visit RICKY #106695, our one & only birthday boy today & our beautiful hillbilly Queen Josie Mae #193862 as often as you can to see what she’s got going on! Each day brings me a little closer to the finish line but there are still a few twists & turns for me to make & I’m very happy to be taking you along with me…MOL!
It’s still a very cold 18 at our house today but the sun is shining & we may actually see above freezing temps later this afternoon. That could mean that the silly dog will be allowed to stay out longer. Keeping my paws crossed on that one…MOL! Today I’m still meowing about unusual animal friendships & the one I’ve got for today is very well known on the internet via YouTube.

~CROW & KITTEN~
One day in 1999 in Massachusetts, a kitten in a state of some distress walked onto the property of the elderly Collitos. At first they were concerned that the kitten might not survive – but before long, they noticed that the cat had a strange nurse. A crow was seen bring the starving kitten worms to feed on, and ushering the kitten away from harm by cawing at her. The crow, given the name Moses, and the cat, called Cassie, became internet sensations when the Collitos put videos of them together on YouTube. Eventually, the Collitos were able to coax Cassie indoors with cat food and she spent her evenings enjoying the luxuries of indoor cat life, but every morning at 6 a.m., Moses would peck at the screen door looking for his friend, and Wallace and Ann let Cassie out to play. The unlikely friends spent hours frolicking and wrestling outside and the Collitos filmed the playful pair’s escapades for five years until one day Moses quit showing up. American crows live only seven to eight years in the wild, so it’s thought that Moses passed away. Ann died in 2006, but Cassie, who’s now 12 years old ,still lives with Wallace in their Massachusetts home. Cassie and Moses’ story will continue to touch lives and teach lessons about friendship for years to come, thanks to a children’s book by Lisa Fleming. The 48-page book, “Cat and Crow: An Amazing Friendship,” shares the story of Cassie and Moses’ special bond and includes newspaper clippings and photographs of the two.

Now that’s what I call a true furiendship of different species! I checked out the videos & they’re absolutely adorable the way they play together. You can see them together in my gallery. Thank you for your furiendship & your visits to paw me a treasured COTM vote! Have a pawsome day & I’ll meow at you more tomorrow.

Loving purrs & a tuna filled vote,
Trixie

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03/21/2013 08:50.18 AM Report This Comment
hi ricky martin great to hear from yah!
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03/20/2013 02:33.04 PM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 20th
It’s the official start of spring today dear friends so help me wave good-bye to old man winter & welcome in the time when worms begin to emerge from the earth, ladybugs land on screen doors, green buds appear, birds chirp, and flowers begin to bloom. So far this week our weather here in northern IN is no indication of it arriving anytime soon though with the bitter mid 30 temps & strong winds. In other words I’ll be happy when they start reporting our weather without a wind chill attached…MOL!
Thank you for pouncing by with a COTM vote for me yesterday as I twisted my way into another area of unusual animal tales. I know that yesterday’s animal friendship stories were bittersweet to read about so today I’ve found two that have much happier endings & you can see their pics in my gallery.

~HIPPO & TORTOISE~
Owen the Hippo was separated from his parents when a tsunami wave washed him out to sea. After being found by wildlife rangers, he was taken to an animal sanctuary in Mombasa, Kenya. Owen’s handlers decided that he would share a habitat with an ancient 100-year-old tortoise called Mzee. It was reported that Owen behaved towards Mzee, a male, as if the tortoise was his mother. The hippo and tortoise would bathe and sleep together, and Owen would lick Mzee’s face and become protective if anyone approached the tortoise. Hippos generally remain with their mothers for four years, and Owen stayed with Mzee until 2007 when he was introduced to other hippos.♥

~DEER & GOOSE~
In 2011, at Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo, an unlikely partnership sprang up between a nesting goose and a deer. The Canadian goose laid her eggs in an urn and settled down to incubate them. At some point a male deer joined the female goose and began to act as a guard. Whenever people approached the nesting bird he would interpose himself protectively to ward off the threat. This strange behavior continued for three weeks until the goslings hatched. As soon as the mother goose began to move around with her babies, the deer wandered off into the forest, job well-done.☺

Those are some truly tantalizing tales that make me flip my paw at the naysayers that say animals don’t have souls or are stupid. These touching stories show intelligence, empathy & love that go beyond the boundary of species differences & shows that dissimilar purrsonalities can get along. I know I truly appreciate each of your distinctive purrsonalities when you pounce by to visit me & I look forward to your comments & updates. I’m sending each of you loving purrs of thanks for your support of my COTM campaign & will spin your way again tomorrow!

Sweet calico kisses,
Trixie

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03/20/2013 06:42.59 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 19th
Thank you for your visit & vote yesterday! Please remember to pounce by to visit Queen Josie Mae #193862 to see what’s going on at the royal hillbilly mansion each day while you’re prowling the community & keep our dear CC furiends & families in need in your prayers. Okay kitties…it’s time for me to move on to a different type of animal tale today so to begin I’ll paraphrase Thomas Hobbes: life in nature is a war of all against all – and it is (in general) nasty, brutish, and short. Competition between animals drives evolution, and will never be removed from life. Yet there are softer sides to being alive. Many animals are sociable – at least with their own kind. Occasionally, however, bouts of sociability break out between animals of different species, against all the laws of nature. Got you curious yet? MOL! Well this week I’d like to touch on some special animal friends that you wouldn’t normally think of’ hanging out’ together. Get ready for cuteness to go off the charts sweet furiends because these best friends are unique, unusual, & their stories (although short due to space) will touch your hearts!
~GORRILLA & THE CAT~
Koko the gorilla is one of the most studied primates in history. Her handlers have been examining her remarkable ability to understand language. Koko communicates in American Sign Language, and has been known to create her own terms for new items and ideas using signs she already knows (calling a ring a ‘finger-bracelet’ for instance). In 1984, Koko asked her trainers whether she might be allowed to keep a pet cat. She chose a grey kitten and called it All Ball. Koko nurtured All Ball as if it were a baby gorilla, and would appear distressed when parted from it. When All Ball was knocked down and killed by a car, Koko was seen to mourn the cat’s death, and use signs for ‘sad’ and ‘frown’ to describe her feelings. She has since had several more pets.?
~ELEPHANT & SHEEP~
When Themba the elephant was a calf, his mother fell to her death. The orphan elephant was found and rescued by rangers at the Shamwari reserve in South Africa. At the reserve Themba was placed in a pen to protect him from other animals. Since elephants are social animals, it was decided to place a sheep called Albert in the pen to offer Themba companionship. At first the elephant made a game of chasing the sheep but the two eventually bonded and could be seen sleeping together at night. When it was time to begin preparing Themba for release, Albert was removed from the pen and Themba was introduced to more typical animals from South Africa but before Themba could be released he succumbed to a disease of the intestine. Albert the sheep has remained at the reserve.

Let’s have a group awwww…MOL! I’ve posted pictures of these special animal friends at the bottom of my page & will keep them there until the weekend so you can see their special friendship in action. Thank you for your support of my COTM campaign sweet kitties!
Loving purrs,
Trixie

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03/19/2013 04:57.35 AM Report This Comment
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That's pawsome that you got 2 days voting in just a short time span dear furiends! I wish mommy would let me do that just one time & not whine that it would be 3 am our time. I'm awake so I see no reason she can't be too...MOL!

Thanks for the votes!

Soft purrs,
Trixie

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03/18/2013 07:37.44 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 18th
*Please paw COTD votes to PERCY #245206 today*
Good Morning & happy Monday everyone! Thank you for pouncing by to paw me a vote yesterday & for your great comments. After reading some of them I now understand why the police dogs were watching us so closely at the zoo. I thought I was a kitty that created havoc but it appears that I was surpassed by a couple of you this weekend…MOL! These ornery kitties wandered into the new, but still closed, animatronics display & caused an uproar with the staff & other zoo visitors. Guess you did make a lasting impression with your antics though because they put red marks beside your names & faxed them to all other zoos around the world…MOL! Okay kitties…I saw several of you swimming with the dolphins after their daily shows so thought I’d wrap up my hero animal series with two stories starring our aquatic mammal furiends.
~LIFEGUARDS SAVED FROM SHARK ATTACK BY DOLPHINS~
On Oct. 30, 2004 a group of lifeguards swimming off the coast of New Zealand were protected from a shark attack by dolphins. Lifeguard Rob Howes and three female lifeguards were on a training swim about 100 meters off Ocean Beach near Whangarei on the North Island. While they were swimming a pod of dolphins suddenly came steaming at them and started circling them. The dolphins bunched the four swimmers together by circling about 4-8 centimeters from them, and slapping the water with their tails for about 40 minutes. Owes drifted away from the main group when an opening occurred, it was then he saw a great white shark about two meters away. When the shark started moving toward the women the dolphins went into hyper-drive. Howes said, "I would suggest they were creating a confusion screen around the girls. It was just a mass of fins, backs and human heads. “The shark left as a rescue boat neared, but the dolphins remained close by as the group swam back to shore.
~MOKO THE DOLPHIN SAVES 2 STRANDED PYGMY SPERM WHALES~
In March 2008 at Mahia Beach, New Zealand, a dolphin named Moko guided 2 stranded Pygmy Sperm Whales to safety. The two pygmy sperm whales, a mother and her calf, were found stranded on Mahia Beach. Rescuers worked for more than an hour to get the whales back into the water, but the whales kept getting disorientated and stranded themselves four more times on a sandbar. It looked likely the whales would have to be euthanized to prevent them suffering a prolonged death, and then Moko came to the rescue. She approached the whales and led them 200 yards along the beach and through a channel out to the open sea. After the rescue, Moko returned to the beach and joined in games with local residents.

That’s it for hero animals right now kitties but I’ll meow more next month starring our own CC & DC furiends when I’m wearing April crown. Thank you for your solid & loving support of my COTM campaign dear furiends! Have a pawsome Monday!

Purrs & hugs,
Trixie

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03/18/2013 07:34.50 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 17th
Top O the morning & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I thank all of my bonny furiends for filling my pantry with goodies for my adoptiversary day yesterday & also for the purrs of love & vote support! Being furiends with all of you is better than finding that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow & a whole lot easier than catching a leprechaun…MOL! Well, tis the wearing of the green day kitties! The phrase "the wearing of the green", means to wear a shamrock on one's clothing & is derived from an Irish street song lamenting the repression of supporters of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 with the same name. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to pagans in the land. Betcha didn’t think I knew those little tidbits did you? I’m a kitty that’s full of surprises, plus my sweet mom is from Irish heritage so she helped…MOL!! Today I’m inviting you to rest your weary paws after a full day of walking around at the zoo yesterday. My sis Patches has whipped up some green tea, shamrock catnip cookies & a big pot of Irish stew for anyone that gets hungry today so help yourself & take it easy as I meow to you about one of the Brookfield Zoo’s most famous inhabitants.
~GORILLA SAVES TODDLER~BINTI JUA (whose name means "Daughter of Sunshine" in Swahili) is the niece of Koko, the gorilla world famous for learning American Sign Language. Her mother, Lulu, was originally from the Bronx Zoo and died on January 24, 2011 after residing at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Her father is Sunshine (from the San Francisco Zoo). Binta Jue is a female Western Lowland Gorilla that lives at the Brookfield Zoo & received international attention when she saved the life of a small child. On August 16, 1996, a three-year-old boy fell 18 feet into the gorilla enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. The child was lying unconscious when Binti Jua picked him up and protectively cradled him into her arms. The heroic gorilla gently carried the child to the zookeeper's door, where he could be rescued. Binti Jua had her 17-month-old baby, Koola, clutched to her back throughout the incident. The boy spent four days in the hospital and recovered fully. Binti Jua displayed an incredible act of animal altruism when she saved the life of this small child & has touched the hearts of people all over the world. This animal hero story is truly inspiring and Binti Jua is one of the most famous animal heroes ever known & even has her own Wikipedia page!
I’ll be wrapping up the hero series of my campaign tomorrow before I move on to some other interesting animal tales. I’m sending a little pot of gold nuggets (catnip candy wrapped in gold foil) home with each of you for being such sweet & loving furiends & to thank you for your sweet blogs & your votes of support this month! Have a blessed St. Patrick’s Day!

Purrs & hugs,
Trixie

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03/17/2013 06:30.33 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 12th
Happy Tuesday sweet kitties & thank you for the COTM votes you pawed my way yesterday! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one using a lot of tissues after reading Honey’s story yesterday. I’ve restocked the tissues & dried all of the bean bag chairs so we can do it all over again today…MOL! I’m going to continue meowing about some heroic dogs so please take a mouse tart from the tray on the kitchen table if you’re hungry & pounce into a beanbag…Oh, & don’t forget to grab a pawful of Kleenex because these special dogs will start the tears flowing again!
~SAVIOR DOG~
Outside of the rural town of La Plata, Argentina in August of 2008, a fourteen-year-old mother abandoned her newborn baby in a desolate field. August is winter in Argentina, so the temperatures can reach close to 40 degrees at night. LA CHINA, an eight-year-old dog and a mother herself, found the baby girl and brought her home to nestle among her own litter of puppies, effectively saving the vulnerable newborn’s life. Several hours later, the dog’s owner heard the baby’s cries from the litter. He promptly called the police and the baby was taken to the local hospital. The story began to gain publicity and the young mother went to the hospital and admitted that she had abandoned the baby. Besides a few bruises, the newborn was otherwise healthy after her ordeal thanks to the mothering instincts of a compassionate dog.
~BLIND HERO~
NORMAN, a blind Labrador Retriever that had been adopted at the pound, often loved to run on the beach with his owner, Annette. He loved the freedom of the beach because it was the only safe public place where he could run free with his handicap. One day, as Annette and Norman were walking along the beach Norman heard someone crying out for help. A young girl had been swimming with her brother and got caught in the strong current. Norman didn't think twice when he heard the girl cry for help in the water. Despite the blindness, Norman raced into the water to save a little girl who was drowning. Listening to her screams, Norman found her and gently guided her safely to shore. The brave dog didn't let his lack of sight prevent him from saving a child in distress. His wonderful story has been published into a children’s book called “Brave Norman”, which is available for a very small price on amazon.

I give both of these dogs two paws up & applaud them for their noble acts to save people they didn’t know at all! I hope you’ve liked my heroic dog stories. I’ve got more to share but tomorrow I’m going to meow about two very heroic kitties so we don’t feel as if we’ve ‘gone to the dogs’…MOL! Thank you for pouncing by to give me your daily votes of support for my campaign dear furiends! Have a purrfect day & please don’t forget to pounce by to visit our beautiful QUEEN JOSIE MAE #193862 at her royal hillbilly haven while you’re pouncing around.

Loving purrs,
Trixie

Come visit me, Patches~Vote MEEKO/ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 daily~, Q Trixie~Please join us on the MewsRoom forum~, Angel Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, Angel K Zaboo~MEEKO & ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 COTM~, Monkey & Fluffinella ♥ Joey Brown.

03/12/2013 07:01.00 AM Report This Comment
Hi Ricky Martin,
Stopping in for a visit,vote and hoping you have had a great week-end! Levi's passing left a hole in moms heart,but a new Tom kitty has been hanging around,and he is determined to try and fill it! He looks like our brother Samson,and mom thinks they may be related! There is a pic of him on my page,5th row,1st pic! Mom is calling him Freddie(The Freeloader). She won't take him to a vet yet,as she is still working on his socialization! If he hangs around, then she will have him neutered and shots. Will keep you posted on his progress!~Purrs,Bart

Come visit me, Bart and Boys, Charlie & Boys, Greyson & Tiny & Gypsy & Inside Cats.

03/10/2013 08:44.55 PM Report This Comment
hey
how u been?
manchester

Come visit me, Shadow <3 Button, Yoda- <3 Strudel-she said yes!!!, manchester &,snuggles,elivs & kali house, Sir Manchester <3 Queen Snuggles & SIR M's & ANA'S ANNIVERSARY #247289.

03/07/2013 11:41.03 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 7th
~*~It’s a shout-out pawty! Please pounce over to paw MARCUS #229838 a vote today so he can bask in the warm spotlight of COTD fame tomorrow!~*~
I think we were all very impressed with the world’s best mouser, Towser, & I don’t see her record being broken any time in the near future but I loved reading your comments about her prowess & deeply appreciate your vote support!
Well kitties…today will be the finale for the world’s largest & smallest animals so that tomorrow I can pounce in another direction. I’d hate for anyone to get bored, plus the fact that I, the Calico Cyclone, can’t sit still in once place for too long…MOL! Discovering a new adventure is always at the top of my daily agenda & having you pounce along with me makes it a zillion times more fun!
The largest animal on Earth is the BLUE WHALE. Blue whales can measure anywhere from 75 feet (23 m) to 100 feet (30.5 m) from head to tail, and can weigh as much as 150 tons (136 metric tons). That's as long as a 10-story building and as heavy as about 112 adult male giraffes! These days, most adult blue whales are only 75 to 80 feet long; since whalers hunted down most of the super giants. Female blue whales generally weigh more than the males. The largest blue whale to date is a female that weighed 389,760 pounds.
THE CAPYBARA is the largest living rodent in the world & is related to guinea pigs. Its common name means "master of the grasses". Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of their body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Adult capybaras may grow to 4.3 ft. and weigh up to 140 lb! They have slightly webbed feet, no tail, and 20 teeth.
EEEK…even this tormentor of rodents won’t mess with those big monsters! Now it’s time to present some of the smallest living creatures on earth so let’s go take a peek but please control your urge to pounce…MOL! THE PYGMY MARMOSET is the smallest monkey in the world. They live in family groups led by a parental couple & most of the time the male parent carries the offspring! The young go to the mother during feeding but they depend on dad for transportation. After a few months they will jump around looking for food and excitement on their own.
FENNEC Foxes are the world's smallest fox. These small nocturnal fox are found in the Sahara of North Africa. Fennec Foxes are smaller than housecats so they’re a favorite mean for the large eagle owls living in the area ! Living in sandy, dry regions, their large ears keep them cool and help them hear rodents. Their ears are bigger than their faces which make them absolutely adorable!
That concludes my meows about the world’s smallest & largest animals. Tomorrow I’ll give you a little comic relief before we take our next weekend trip to visit another zoo. Thank you for your votes & meows of support for my COTM campaign dear furiends!

Sweet calico kisses,
Trixie

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03/07/2013 09:40.32 AM Report This Comment
~Trixie's Tantalizing Animal Tales~ March 2nd
Thank you for your loving paws of support yesterday as I started off on the campaign trail Ricky & family! Today I promised you a Zoo visit so take a seat on our plane & get ready for a unique travel experience as we head to Argentina! Our pilots today are Hot Rod & Winslow but special thanks go to K Pete for making sure the planes were ready! We’ll be met at the airport by Lola & the BA kitties so they can show us the way to the LUJAN ZOO! (The planes soar into the sky & the kitties all settle back to await their arrival in Argentina.)
While we’re in the air let me tell you a little bit about the LUJAN ZOO in Argentina. Often referred to as the most controversial and dangerous zoo in the world, Lujan Zoo is one of the few places in the world where you can have a relatively safe close encounter with some of the most vicious wild animals on Earth. Located about 58 kilometers from Buenos Aires, the Lujan Zoo is reachable by bus from Plaza Italia. The trip takes about an hour and a half in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. When we get dropped off on the side of the highway, don’t panic because we are in the right place. All we need to do is cross under the overpass and look for the zoo sign. Upon arrival at the Lujan Zoo, you might think you’ve come all this way to experience what might appear to be nothing more than a petting zoo, but the truckload of freshly-butchered meat passing by will make you start asking yourself questions. Rather than the standard miniature horses and timid domesticated animals you might expect, at Lujan you’ll get up close and personal with carnivorous lions, tigers and pumas, not to mention camels and elephants. The monkeys go about their day and survey the human onlookers with disinterest. One of the first cages nearest the entrance is inhabited by lion cubs as well as dogs. For the first few months, the lion cubs will learn obedience training and other important behavior from the domesticated dogs. The dogs will help the lion cubs learn to be more docile in this setting where they will interact with humans. At present there are several lion cages that you can enter, with lions grouped and separated by age. It’s interesting to see how their personalities and behavior develop. Prior to entering any of the cages, visitors are instructed not to make fast, sudden movements or excite the animals in any way. Young children/kits may enter the cage with dogs and cubs with adult supervision, but they’re not permitted to enter the cage with the adult lions. While words cannot effectively describe the Lujan Zoo, it is simply something that must be experienced to fully appreciate.
(The planes touch down & all kitties debark.) Well kitties there are Lola & the rest of the BA kitties waiting to take us to the buses that have been reserved for our trip to the beautiful & unique LUJAN ZOO. Have fun with the animals & I’ll meet you back here promptly at 7 for our return flight.

Happy purrs,
Trixie

Come visit me, Patches~Vote MEEKO/ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 daily~, Q Trixie~Please join us on the MewsRoom forum~, Angel Sherman, Angel Cloudy♥Angel Oscar, Angel K Zaboo~MEEKO & ANGEL BOOTZ #17441 COTM~, Monkey & Fluffinella ♥ Joey Brown.

03/02/2013 06:36.31 AM Report This Comment
Hi Ricky Martin
How is everything with your mom? Did you get a lot of snow this year like the U.S. did? (not us in California though) It is beautiful today, warm and sunny. Huggs and purrs (and a vote),

Come visit me, ~*~Sabrina ~*~.

02/24/2013 08:07.14 AM Report This Comment
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