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Burmese from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/IN/Northern/club-members.aspx' title='Northern, IN'>Northern, IN</a>

♦Lily's Memory Page♦

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Hi! My name is ♦Lily's Memory Page♦

I am a Burmese from Northern, IN

Nicknames: Lily's Memory Page

Age: 5 years old

Gender: F

Coat: short haired

Education: Lily's catpaign blogs for October 2012 are saved here

Lily and her furriends took a fantasy trip to Vienna, Austria. They stayed in the yellow two-story suite at the Palais Coburg Residenz.

My favorite tricks and treats are: Dancing at the Imperial Ball

Where I hang out: Black Cat Cafe

My favorite grubs: Viennese Torte

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I've had 9193 friends visit me.

I'm the 42,827th member on CatChannel.com.

214 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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Mom and I have been reading all the wonderful memories furriends have shared; I would like to share some also. There have been so many, I honestly could go on and on.

I joined Club Cat the end of January 2010, after I adopted mom in October. She was looking for kitten care tips and posted a couple of times on the Cat Fancy forum then found “oh my goodness you can set up a web page for your kitten!” She thought that was a cute idea and pounced on it. Little did she know what a community she was getting in! I had NO idea and I meowed on my own page about Dad building me a cat tree. A lovely and furriendly family - K Sams, Lia, Maia- came over to visit and made me feel very welcome. (No JoJo yet :) We became furrever furriends. Soon I met a kitty named Paw Paw who I thought I looked a LOT like; and she invited me to her birthday pawty for her and her sister Gracie. It was a sad time as Paw Paw had a stroke and crossed the Rainbow Bridge shortly after her birthday but her sis Gracie and I became best furrever furriends, and have had many, many adventures together. I knew her when she met Max and she asked my advice on how best to purrsue his affection. Tee hee. It was one of those iconic CC love stories.

It took me a LONG time to join in the community activities - - I didn’t “get” it - - and didn’t know about the Mewsroom. Around June 2010 I started to “get” it and joined the hockey group. The season had just ended so I went to the practice arena and got to know the most welcoming and wonderful group of cat families. There is nothing like it. I was given a warm welcome by Dean, Anderson, Angel Hannibal and his fursibs, and others who attended practice. Captain Buddy organized a formal catpaign for me in July, and I won my first COTD badge and met so many wonderful cats. What a special time that was!

In 2012, Mom agreed to a COTM catpaign….she knew fall was her best time, and an October catpaign seemed purrfect for a black cat. Mom found some quirky stories to share and enjoyed writing and posting them. I met many more furriends and it was a life changing experience for mom and I to do that……mom said it was the best experience ever. Near the end of my catpaign, Superstorm Sandy affected many of our furriends and it was so good we had a place to check in with each other. We were all so delighted to hear from our furriends after that horrible storm!

This community is so supportive and caring, and mom and I are so proud to have been a part of it these last 4 years.
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Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

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♬ANTHEMS♬
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The arena darkens and grows quiet while Q Lily and K Anderson approach the microphone. Mallow and Evie take their places on either side of them, holding a shiny trumpet and trombone. A single spotlight shines on the group.

K Anderson wears a black tuxedo with a red bow tie. His lapels have cloisonné pins of both the Canadian and the American flag.and a boutonniere of red, white and blue roses. Q Lily is wearing a long, white velvet gown with faux ermine trim, and she carries small flags of both countries, embedded in two bouquets; one of red and white roses with gold maple leaves, and one with red, white and blue roses with a gold eagle.

The kitties stand and put paws over their hearts. Mallow and Evie play a stirring arrangement of the US Anthem while Q Lily and K Anderson sing

♬Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave♬

The kitties remain standing with full attention, as Mallow and Evie begin the bold notes of the Canadian Anthem. K Anderson’s clear tenor harmonizes with Q Lily’s alto voice as they sing together

♬ O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.♬

As the anthems are being sung, roving spotlights pick up two lines of skaters entering the ice, each kitty carrying the flags of the United States and Canada, They are being led by an unusual sight at a kitty hockey game. One line is headed by Tank, the other by BabyBoo! Among the kits are Domino, Wilson, Princess, Jason, A. Ayashe. Dolly. Zeus, Crush, Cisco, Rowdy, Marmalade, Alexi, Itty Bitty Kitty, Bandit, Indy, Feather, Jack Sparrow, HoneyBear, Harry, Kuzi, K. Leo, & Taxi.

As the kits make their way around the ice, Q. Lily & K. Anderson conclude their special presentation to thunderous applause from the crowd. They motion for Mallow and Evie to join them and the foursome take a bow together. More applause follows, so they take another bow.

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

01/04/2013 03:23.42 PM Report This Comment
Friday, November 30
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

"._." Join us at the castle for a Furriendship Circle. "._."

We will be sharing pots of catnip tea and tuna muffins and the warmth of furriendship. I want to end this month with a celebration of the joy of experiencing the community of furriends here on Cat Channel.

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Top-10 List of Best Things Ever Said about Friendship

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
— Plautus

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
— Sicilian Proverb

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the road between homes of friends, grass does not grow.
— Norwegian proverb

If I don't have friends, then I ain't nothing.
— Billie Holiday

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
— Samuel Butler

To be rich in friends — is to be poor in nothing.
— Anon

A mere friend will agree with you, but a real friend will argue.
— Russian Proverb

Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A loyal best friend is someone who sticks up for you even when you're not there.
— Anon

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~Silver #78848 11/30/1998
~Special prayers~ Gin Gin’s(12433)family; Spongie’s (72539) Mom; Sasha’s (21110) Mom; Angel Wendy’s (6497) family; Angel Katie’s (201150) family

*Vote daily COTM Candidate STEVE #206575!*

^~^ Please join us on CMR #46883 ^~^
^~^ Friday, November 30 at 8 PM EST ^~^
^~^ Coronation and celebration ~ our December King ^~^

♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀ and thank you dear furriends from the bottom of my heart for an experience my blogger and I will NEVER forget♥

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/29/2012 05:59.17 PM Report This Comment
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥
Let’s have a moment of silence and light a special candle for our dear furriend Wendy, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night. She will be most dearly missed.

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Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

We are having a Gingerbread Festival today and there will be everything Gingerbread. We have houses and castles of Gingerbread, decorated with colorful catnip Skittles and frosting. Gingerbread cats and dogs are coming out of the oven and we even have Gingerbread mousies for the kittens.

Cakes or cookies seasoned with ginger date to the 11th century, when returning Crusaders brought the spice to Europe with them from the Middle East. The name has nothing to do with bread, but is a corruption of *gingerbras*,the Old French word for “preserved ginger.” Medieval bakers molded gingerbread into a wide variety of shapes using elaborately carved boards.

Historians disagree on when the first gingerbread houses appeared. Some attribute their creation to the early 19th-century fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm,in whose “Hansel and Gretel,” such a house figures prominently, but others suggest that the Grimms merely enlarged upon an existing idea.

Lebkuchen is a German treat that is similar to Gingerbread. Lebkuchen is usually soft, but a harder type of Lebkuchen is used to produce Lebkuchen Hearts, usually inscribed with icing, which are available at many German fairs, and the "witch houses"made popular because of the fairy tales about Hansel and Gretel. The closest German equivalent of the"Gingerbread Man"is the "Honigkuchenpferd"(honey cake horse).
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !
~Birthdays~ ZACHARY #147490, ZOE #147612
~Adoptiversary~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~ Gin Gin’s(12433)family; Spongie’s (72539) Mom; Sasha’s (21110) Mom; Snuggles (124534)’ mom’s friend/mom’s aunt, Harley’s(202719) Mom’s nephew; Angel Wendy’s (6497) family; Angel Katie’s (201150) family

*Vote daily COTM Candidate STEVE #206575!*

^~^ Please join us on CMR #46883 ^~^
^~^ Friday, November 30 at 8 PM EST ^~^
^~^ Coronation and celebration ~ our December King ^~^

♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/28/2012 06:50.52 PM Report This Comment
Wednesday, November 28
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥


I sure did enjoy the walk in the woods! It was quiet and peaceful. Thanks Mama for bringing the hot apple cider and for Button and Bella who brought a thermos of hot chocolate! It warmed us up!

^~^ It's the Full Beaver Moon ^~^
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The moon may also be called the "Frost moon" or the Frosty moon.

The reasons that this moon is named after the flat-tailed aquatic animal is that November is the month that hunters set beaver traps, and November is the month in which many beaver families are especially active in rebuilding their beaver lodges and dams. Both explanations show November's position as the last full month before the coming of winter, and animals such as beavers need to have access to food during the winter months, and need to grow an especially lush pelt of fur to be prepared for the cold weather.
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If you have a chance, stop by Angel Q Gracie’s Full Moon Pawty. Don't expect a live blog pawty, but feel free to stop in and meow at your furriends; or have a dance by the light of the full moon. The buffet table is especially kittylicious. I am just sure it will be loaded with assorted moonpies!

Since it’s the Frosty Moon, I am sure we will be chillin’ with some cool sounds and cool kitties!
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May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door♥

~ An Irish Blessing~
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthday~HIGHLAND PIPER #171322
~Adoptiversary~ QUINCY #180493
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~ Spongie’s Mom; Gin Gin’s family; Wendy; Miss Millie’s Mom; Snuggles’ mom’s friend and mom’s aunt

*Vote daily COTM Candidate STEVE #206575!*

^~^ Please join us on CMR #46883 ^~^
^~^ Friday, November 30 at 8 PM EST ^~^
^~^ Coronation and celebration ~ our December King ^~^

♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/27/2012 05:20.58 PM Report This Comment
They say....that all good things
must come to an end. Can I take this time to tell you how much I have enjoyed these last two months? :)

I still have three more ♥Palace Posts♥ that I will be sending around, so I am not moving out quite yet. I want to thank everyone for your lovely visits, and the CMR Crew and Boo Kitty's mom for this most memorable experience and those gorgeous royal photographs.

I will be thanking you some more at the coronation ceremony when we welcome in our suave and dashing December King, my buddy Steve. I will be his sidekick anytime, anywhere; and I am hoping he lets me come over for frequent visits!

Please join us as we welcome our new King!


^~^ A Celebration and Coronation ^~^

^~^Date: Friday, November 30 ^~^

^~^Time: 8:00 pm EST^~^


♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/27/2012 05:14.52 PM Report This Comment
Tuesday, November 27
It sure was cozy yesterday by the fire, eating our chowder, enjoying our community and sharing some crusty bread. Some of us toasted marshmallows in the fireplace, too. Let’s get our jackets today; we will go outside for a little walk.

♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

^~^ ^~^ Walk by the lake ^~^ ^~^
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Put on your warm jackets, we are going for a walk today in the wooded area by the lake. The prairie grass is dried and nature has painted our scenery with many shades of brown and yellow. We can see a few patches of green but too soon it will be covered in snow.

Today we will wander the well-worn paths or we can explore new areas, by going a direction not yet traveled. We see a rabbit peek out of its burrow and we laugh as he invites his furriends to check us out. We enjoy our exploration; and we reflect on how our lives are often made more rewarding by choosing the more challenging route.
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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ ~Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~ Gin Gin’s family; K Win/Kelsee/Jesse Grandma, Sweetie/Minty family, Spongie’s mom, Daisy’s mom; Holly ; Wendy; Angel Gato’s family


*Vote daily COTM Candidate STEVE #206575!*

♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/26/2012 07:18.07 PM Report This Comment
Monday, November 26
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I am glad so many of you enjoyed the kitty trivia. Today we will have a quiet day. We are staying in and enjoying our fine community of furriends by the warm and cozy fire in the castle drawing room.

"._." Fresh baked bread and seafood chowder "._."

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We are staying home today and have gathered in the drawing room before the stone fireplace.

The royal kitchens are full of the smells of fresh baked tuna and catnip casserole; we are having seafood chowder and homemade fresh crusty bread with lots of catnip butter. We are taking time from the hustle and bustle of the day to relax and eat a hearty and comforting meal and enjoy each other's company.

Bread has been a principal form of food for humans since the earliest times, and directly affected the way humans lived. Before, there was a lot of wandering to hunt wild animals or herd cattle. The discovery of bread directly led a community-based lifestyle for our purrsons’ ancestors. We will spend our day appreciating and enjoying our CC community by breaking bread together.
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The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special Prayers~ Gin Gin’s family; K Win/Kelsee/Jesse Grandma, Sweetie/Minty family, Spongie’s mom, Daisy’s mom


***Vote COTD Julius Steven (Baby J!) #240643!***

*Vote daily COTM Supercat STEVE #206575!*


♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/25/2012 05:05.07 PM Report This Comment
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I know my family has enjoyed the time spent together.


^~^ Let’s play Trivia! ^~^

Today we are in the game room playing kitty trivia. We are meowing and laughing as we shout out the correct answers! We have catnip sodas and lots of yummy snacks, hamster roll ups, BBQ frogs legs, and a mice cream sundae bar!

I have a bit of kitty trivia for you!
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A Bit of Cat-Trivia

• A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.

• A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.

• A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

• A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.

• A cat has four rows of whiskers.

• A cat in a hurry can sprint at about thirty-one miles per hour.

• A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum , a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.

• A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers or antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.

• A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.

• A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is believed to be an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.


MEWSLETTER 57: August, 2007 (from P. Dewberry’s ntlworld mewsletter

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD Hedley#24241!!

~Birthdays~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ None listed
~Special Prayers~ Gin Gin’s family; K Win/Kelsee/Jesse Grandma, Sweetie/Minty family, Spongie’s mom, Daisy’s mom

*Vote daily COTM Supercat STEVE #206575!*

♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/25/2012 04:17.41 AM Report This Comment
Saturday, November 24
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥


^~^ Jazz Club ^~^


We have transformed the Grand Ballroom into a jazz club. We celebrate jazz pianist Teddy Wilson’s (1912-1986) birthday with a world of jazz music. Our own jazz cats are covering Teddy’s recordings with saxophone man “Pres”; Lester Young. The Pres was given his nickname by Billie Holiday, and the Pres gave Billie her famous nickname “Lady Day”. Lady Day recorded with both Teddy and the Pres.

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The girl kitties are wearing beaded and fringed dresses and the boys are sporting zoot suits. A fountain is in the center of the grand ballroom with brightly colored laser lights synchronized to the music. Some cats and kitties are dancing, some are listening to the music with paws tapping and heads nodding.

Our very own dear K Spongie is tickling the ivories of the grand piano, in the style of Teddy Wilson. K Mike is standing next to him, playing a most soulful tenor sax. Me? I’m in white satin, sporting a gardenia behind one ear, sitting on the grand piano with the microphone, singing some of Lady Day’s tunes. ♫♬You took the part…that once was my heart….so why not….take all of me!♪♬
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Tuxedo clad rink monkeys are bringing around catnip bubbly with fresh crushed catnip, and there is a fresh fruit and pastry buffet.
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For those kitties who don’t care for jazz, or want a different entertainment, in the basement we have a movie theater, showing classic science fiction movies.

There we celebrate Forrest Ackerman’s birthday (1916-2008) - Also called "Forry," or "The Ackermonster. Forry coined the phrase “sci-fi” and was a key figure in the spread of science fiction as a literary, art and film genre. We have hot, buttered popcorn and catnip colas. The kitties are enjoying classics such as “The Day The Earth Stood Still”.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our Angel COTD Angel Tuxie #192399!

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~Gin Gin’s family; K Win/Kelsee/Jesse Grandma, Sweetie/Minty family, Spongie’s mom, Daisy’s mom

*Vote daily COTM candidate STEVE #206575!*

♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/24/2012 03:54.18 AM Report This Comment
Friday, November 23
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


:._.: Paseo Del Rio! :._.:


I hope your bags are packed, we are flying to San Antonio, Texas for the Parade on the River!

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The Riverwalk is one of the most visited places in all of Texas and San Antonio has a world of fun and exciting things to do and see.

If you tried to imagine a place where the sights, sounds and flavors of Native America, Old Mexico and the Wild West blend effortlessly with the hustle and bustle of a modern city, it would probably look a lot like the San Antonio River Walk.

We will spend the day here in San Antonio, there is so much to do and the food is fabulous! We will go shopping at the Mercado then head over to the Riverwalk.

The San Antonio Riverwalk is bigger and better than ever before. It features new Riverwalk footage, beautiful landscaping and lighting at night. The Holiday River parade is a floating parade of 25 or so professionally decorated and lighted River Barges.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the parade, which always falls on the day after Thanksgiving. Before the parade, there is a special Lighting Ceremony, in which 1.4 Christmas lights are turned on along the Riverwalk.

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After the parade, we will enjoy colorful drinks at a cafe along the Riverwalk and watch the Mariachi bands stroll past the lighted luminarias.

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There is a picture of a parade float on my page.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ MR JINKS #43961(inactive)
~Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ Sonny #38549 11/23/2003 (inactive)
~Special prayers~Gin Gin’s family; K Win/Kelsee/Jesse Grandma, Sweetie/Minty family, Spongie’s mom, Daisy’s mom


*Vote daily COTM candidate STEVE #206575!*

♥Big hugs from the Lily pad❀

Come visit me, RennieBoots, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

11/23/2012 04:07.04 AM Report This Comment
Thursday, November 22
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥


"._." Happy Thanksgiving! "._."


Today is the day we spend in Thanksgiving for our many blessings.

I am bringing you a Thanksgiving blessing and wishes that you and your dear family are having a pleasant day filled with love and gratitude for what we have been given.


Oh God, we thank you for this earth; our home,
For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running water,
For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot.

We thank you for our senses
By which we hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendor of the summer fields,
And taste of the autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of the snow,
And smell the breath of the spring.

Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
And save our souls from being so blind
That we pass unseeing
When even the common thorn bush
Is aflame with your glory,
O God our Creator
Who lives and reigns forever and ever.

Walter Rauschenbusch

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For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Have a super day and many hugs and purrs to you and your family today and always!

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD Wendy #6497!

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~ None listed
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11/22/2012 03:20.13 AM Report This Comment
Wednesday, November 21
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

Tomorrow I will be posting a simple Thanksgiving blessing on the CMR page only, and will not be doing regular visiting. I ask that each of you who would have visited me on Thanksgiving Day; spend the time instead counting your blessings and giving thanks.

I am most thankful for the caring CC community of furriends and I wish each of you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving♥.


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Our last day in Chicago, we stop in Daly Plaza at the Christkindlmarket , a European arts and crafts market

The Christkindlmarket is a German traditional holiday market that has made its way to Chicago. There are unique crafts and gifts for sale and a variety of entertainment and German foods.

We say goodbye to CHI-town and cast our last glances as the city sky line grows distant.
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On the way home, we decide to take a mini-detour into Indiana and stop in Lafayette to visit the Route 66 diner. Inside the diner is a nice trip through Route 66 history. Posters, postcards, wall hangings, clocks, tin signs are simply everywhere. If you’re a Route 66 fan, it’s worth a visit just for the atmosphere

We sample the diner's special offerings: a hand-cut breaded tenderloin sandwich (A Hoosier specialty!) and a peanut butter hamburger. We are thrilled at the delightful taste!
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Our tour bus, (and many U-Haul trailers), arrive home at the castle and we spend the evening in the gathering room around the great fireplace. We plan our Thanksgiving meal , and start to prepare the pies for tomorrow.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ BUDDY #69967, SIMBA #245203
~Adoptiversaries~ OLIVER and GIBSON #49032
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~Gin Gin’s family, Haley’s dad, K Win/Kelsee Grandma

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11/20/2012 05:22.50 PM Report This Comment
Tuesday, November 20
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I am glad you enjoyed the charming, old world horse theater! Wasn’t it fun to see the horses race around the rink to the beautiful Nutcracker music!

My mom LOVES the Nutcracker and she enjoys the grace and beauty of the horses, so she thought it was a great combination and she loved the purrformance!

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We had a lot of fun choosing souvenirs from the gift shop at the Horse Theatre.
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We now stroll around Old Town and marvel at its character. Most of the original buildings burned in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

What you see on these side streets are some of the brick Victorians and working-class cottages that literally rose from the ashes. The Old Town Triangle Historic District is on the National Register.

There are a few fine eating establishments full of young professional cats. We have reservations at Twin Anchors, one of the oldest restaurants in town, dating back to 1881. During Prohibition, the building was a Speakeasy known as "Tante Lee Soft Drinks" and provided refreshments for the "thirsty" in the neighborhood.

Sometime in the 1950's, Frank Sinatra made his first visit to Twin Anchors. Over the decades, he stopped in for ribs whenever he was in town. He would bring a large group with him and post his bodyguards at the pay phones, to prevent patrons from making calls that could create a mob scene.

Frank's order to the restaurant staff was "Ribs, and keep 'em coming! In 1982, Twin Anchors was thrilled to bring Frank and his band ribs for their enjoyment after their ChicagoFest concert at Navy Pier.

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The dancing prohibition became the official mantra of Twin Anchors, and is now proudly displayed on their t-shirts. The original sign hangs above the wrought iron archway that forms the entrance to the dining room: stemming from the days of disco when dancing patrons got in the way of the ribs, and the city enacted a "cabaret license" for taverns.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD Boomerang #232041!

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ SCOOTER #39306 11/20/2010 (Inactive)
~Special prayers~ Gin Gin’s family; Haylee (GMG) Dad; K Win/Kelsee/Jesse Grandma; Daisy’s Mom

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11/20/2012 05:14.16 PM Report This Comment
Monday, November 19
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I am glad to see most everyone enjoying the shopping excursion yesterday! We have several U-Haul trailers for the trip home Wednesday!


:o) Noble Horse Theatre :o)

Today we are spending the day in Old Town in Chicago and are attending a purrformance of the Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet at a charming stable with loads of character.

This is the only theatre in North America to perform the Nutcracker ballet on horseback, and is quite an amazing gem in the middle of the city. The show is a combination of theater, dance and spectacular horsemanship.

We hear the familiar and beautiful music by Tchaikovsky, and listen to the narrated story. We will meet Clara, her Uncle, the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Trick riders will entertain us during the "Grand Divertissement" when the Sugar Plum Fairy takes Clara and the Nutcracker Prince to the Land of the Sweets.

The horses race at top speed around the ring, jumping hurdles during the fast Russian song, with trick riders leaping and dancing on and off the fast horses. Horses and riders dance with exotic veils during the Arabian dance.

Each of the familar songs is given attention to incorporate the beauty of the horses. We cheer as the snow white Sugar Plum Fairy's horse dances to the beautiful tinkling music.

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After the show, we hurry up to the rail with our carrots and give the amazing creatures some treats. We tell the riders how fabulous the show was, and the riders give the kittens careful rides on the gorgeous horses.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD

~Birthdays~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversaries~ Patches #74927 11/19/2008; Scamper #144746 11/19/2010
~Special Prayers~Gin Gin’s family; Haylee (GMG Dad); K Win/Kelsee’s Grandma

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11/18/2012 06:27.38 PM Report This Comment
Sunday, November 18
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

Did you see the tv cameras at the parade yesterday? I think they filmed us having fun! Seriously, ABC filmed the Chicago Festival of Lights parade and entertainments, and if you are interested, you can check out the dot com website themagnificentmile to watch a video or find out when it will be aired in your region.

It felt good to get inside and warm up, didn’t it!


'~' 'Magnificent Mile♥ '~'
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There is no more iconic Chicago street than the Magnificent Mile♥

'~'Running the length of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Lake Shore Drive, the ‘Mag Mile’ is the heart of the city’s shopping district. Here, posh brand name stores stand alongside historic and luxury hotels. Landmarks such as the Water Tower and Pumping Station, are among few structures left standing after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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We will have a world class shopping spree at some iconic shops along the Magnificent Mile, and will visit Water Tower Place, a 7-level shopping mall. I hope everyone brought plenty of shopping bags and catbucks!
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After the shopping excursion, we head to our hotel, laughing and meowing with our furriends. Tonight we are staying in a Grand Deluxe Suite in the Trump Tower. Our spacious suite has commanding views of Lake Michigan, Chicago River, and the City Skyline. We have a telescope in the room to look out over the cityscape.

The contemporary marble surround fireplace warms us after being outside in the chilly late autumn weather, and we toast some marshmallows, being careful not to get the sticky marshmallow paw prints on the fine furnishings.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD Angel Amelia (Mealie) #168516!

~Birthdays~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special Prayers~ Gin Gin’s family; Haley (GMG) dad

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11/18/2012 02:35.30 PM Report This Comment
Saturday, November 17
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I am glad to hear so many of you are enjoying our time in the windy city! I hope you didn’t put your scarves and mittens away quite yet!

Today’s activity is based on a real-life event that is taking place in Chicago today! I have more paw warmers, as we will be outside again in the chilly weather. We will have a big thermos of hot cocoa with marshmallows to warm us up as we line the parade route!


'~' Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Parade '~'

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For more than 50 years, the trees along Chicago's North Michigan Avenue have been illuminated to signal the official kick-off of the holiday season.

With the help hundreds of volunteers, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival encourages everyone to join in the spirit of the holiday season and enjoy a host of festive experiences along Chicago's "Magnificent Mile."

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During the day we see gorgeous Ice Sculptures, and we experience choir, theater, and many kinds of live entertainment along the Mag Mile.

The centerpiece of the day-long festival is the evening parade, and the lights on Michigan Avenue are literally illuminated block-by-block as the procession passes. More than 1 million spectators line the parade route each year to see the lighted floats, marching bands, balloons and performing artists.

The 1.2-mile parade route travels under millions of twinkling lights along Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Wacker Drive.

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The final highlight of this years' Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is fireworks over Chicago River at Wacker Drive. It is quite a show and the perfect start to Chicago's Holiday Season. We sure are enjoying it!

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our ACOTD Angel Sir Chancellor #50922!

~Birthdays~ PLUMECRAZY CHINA BLUE #49171
~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~AMELIA (Mealie) #168516 11/17/2011; STORM CLOUD #210137 11/17/2010
~Special prayers for Gin Gin’s family

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11/17/2012 03:44.57 AM Report This Comment
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Sometimes history isn't so obvious. :o)
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We are spending the day in Chicago’s Old Town. Tonight we will be going to "The Second City" improv theatre to catch a comedy show called “We're All in This Room Together”. Seems somehow appropriate doesn’t it? :o)
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Second City is a legendary incubator of many of the world's most unforgettable funny men and women. Second City opened in December 1959, with an experimental and unconventional approach to theatre and comedy.

In a day when mother-in-law jokes were expected, the performances at Second City were nonconformist, with a comedy that spoke to a younger generation.

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" debuted with a cast that included Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner. Other performers launched on Second City's stages include Ed Asner, Alan Arkin, Jim Belushi, John Candy, Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Mike Myers , Harold Ramis, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert Tina Fey and so many more.

Second City's buiding has its own history; its roots are in the Hyde Park neighborhood, but it moved to Old Town in 1959 and into its present building in 1967.

Second City now has a sister theatre in Toronto and has international touring ensembles that take shows around the world.
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In 1992 Second City formed Outreach and Education programs, and it now provides over $100,000 annually to community and social programs, and provides workshops and performances to thousands of students in K-12 and their teachers.

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11/15/2012 04:07.20 PM Report This Comment
Thursday, November 15
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I am passing out warm woolen mufflers and mittens this morning and I have some paw warmers! It is a chilly day!


:) Ice skating at Millenium Park :)

Today we are experiencing one of Chicago's most popular winter activities, ice skating at Millenium Park.

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The park is charming and festive. We have great views of the city's skyscrapers and several of the kitties buy postcards or take pictures of the famous skyline. We sit on the benches and get warmed up with hot cocoa while the maintenance staff run the Zamboni to keep the ice smooth.

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FLASH MOB!
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The Steppenwolf Theatre Group surprises us and does a dancing and ice skating routine to "Do you believe in Magic"! We cheer for the clever routine that the theatre group does to the music and we offer them some hot cocoa afterward.

As the day turns into evening, our group is seated at the Park Grill Plaza at several "al fresco" tables. We order a hot and delicious meal. The Park Grill Plaza regularly places among the leaders in citywide best-of competitions for best burger, and it is widely praised for its views.

Our hotel is only three blocks away, so we walk there after dinner. We are staying at the Hotel Monaco Chicago, in a huge corner Mediterranean suite with river views. There is a large jacuzzi in the room and wonderfully cushioned, deep window seats for lounging.

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We enjoy chocolate covered strawberries and catnip bubbly before we say goodnight.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD

~Birthdays~EVIE #162239, MAMA #180494
~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ Summer #212425 11/15/2011

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11/14/2012 06:18.22 PM Report This Comment
Wednesday, November 14
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I hope we all had warm jackets, hats and mittens on the sailing ship yesterday! There’s a REASON they call it the windy city! 52 degrees and sunny was pretty good for mid-November! We all warmed up in the Grand Ballroom and everyone looked marvelous!


^~^ Chicago's Gold Coast: ^~^

♦Glamour Meets History on the Near North Side♦
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Chicago's Gold Coast, an affluent neighborhood, is full of architectural riches. The best thing about this wealthiest area, is that window shopping is free and we can appreciate the architectural beauty as we take a tour. Two entire blocks of Astor Street are listed on the National Register of Historical places.

Landmarked properties -- most from the 1890s and the first decade of the 20th century -- are everywhere.

Tonight we will be staying at the Gold Coast Drake Hotel

Opened in 1920, the elegant Drake Hotel -- with its incomparable view of Oak Street Beach -- was the first hotel in the city with air-conditioned rooms. Its guests have included royalty and film crews; scenes from "Risky Business" and "My Best Friend's Wedding" and other movies were shot here.

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Before we turn in, we grab a bite to eat at the Billy Goat Tavern. This brightly lit bar was the inspiration for the John Belushi-Dan Aykroyd "cheezborger-cheezborger, no fries, chips" sketches from those old "Saturday Night Live” shows. The walls of the Billy Goat Tavern are covered with pictures of celebrities who have had a cheezborger there

OF course I had to put a picture of this iconic tavern at the bottom of my page!
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD

~Birthdays~None listed
~Adoptiversary~HARLEY #202719
~Crossing Anniversary~ Markus #219297 11/14/2011(inactive)


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11/13/2012 04:12.46 PM Report This Comment
Tuesday, November 13
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I was so happy to see so many of you enjoying Navy Pier and eating at Bubba Gump’s! The music was pawsome at the House of Blues and I am so thrilled we had our own cats purrforming…..Jake, Elwood and Mighty Mack Blues!

The song “Sweet Home Chicago” is attributed to blues man Robert Johnson (1911-1937), who was a big influence on later classic rock artists including the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin.
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Today we will be taking a harbor cruise on Chicago's very own Tall Ship Windy! We depart from Navy Pier and will help raise sail and have an interactive sailing adventure! We will enjoy an architectural tour and learn Great Lakes history and tales of courage. Our sail will end with fireworks over Lake Michigan……I asked them to muffle the loud booms so none of our kitty furriends have to hide below deck!

<<>> Formal Ball –Grand Ballroom - Navy Pier <<>>
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Later tonight, we have reserved the Grand Ballroom and a full orchestra for a formal ball.

Tall vases of stargazer lilies are on each side of the entrance to the Grand Ballroom. Our furriends are in their tuxedos, top hats, and most exquisite formal ball gowns as they enter the ballroom in the grandest style. The orchestra is playing "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" as the cats and kitties head to the dance floor for some dancing. We are transported back in time, to a time and place where elegance, melodic music and gentle manners are the theme of the magical night.

Our buffet table is catered by the Navy Pier kitty caterers and features ice sculptures and a wonderful assortment of international taste treats.

The Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, built in 1916, brings together the storied splendor of Chicago’s past. An ornate 80-foot domed ceiling tops panoramic views of Lake Michigan, offering an incomparable venue for a memoriable gala.

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A picture of the Grand Ballroom is in my gallery.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed

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11/12/2012 06:01.59 PM Report This Comment
Monday, November 12
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

Angel Shadow is holding a catnip fudge and donut bake sale today to benefit families on the east coast who have damage from the storms! Thanks Angel Shadow!

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We are spending the day today at Navy Pier, which has a rich history and has evolved into one of the most popular spots for people visiting Chicago.

We enter through Gateway Park, along the city's lake front and enjoy seeing the water fountain with its computerized jet streams. We visit the Children's Museum and watch a film at the IMAX theater in the Family Pavilion, then go to the South Arcade and visit the "Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze" and the 3-D ride Transporter FX.

We are eating lunch at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, having a big basket of Peel ‘N Eat Shrimp with Bubba’s Garlic Spice or Secret Recipe Cajun Spice.

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is a real-life chain of family-style shrimp restaurants that has the "Forrest Gump" movie theme. It was formed as a joint enterprise between Paramount Pictures and Rusty Pelican restaurants in 1996.

There is a photo collage of Navy Pier at the bottom of my page along with the logo for the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.

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Tonight, we have reserved a private room for a pawty at the Chicago House of Blues. Can’t you just hear the Blues Brothers playin’ and singin’ it…………..

Come on

Oh Baby don't you wanna go
Hidehey

Baby don't you wanna go
Back to that same old place

Oh sweet home Chicago

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ Mr. Lucky #141955 11/12/2008
~Special prayers~ Zaboo’s GM; Gin Gin’s Dad; pawrents experiencing pain or illness

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11/11/2012 05:55.18 PM Report This Comment
Sunday, November 11
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I am dedicating my blog today to Gin Gin’s dear Dad Vic with a special salute to him!

"._." We salute our veterans today! "._."

♥A special ceremony at Soldier Field in Chicago♥

"._."Veterans Day is the day we American kitties set aside to thank and honor ALL American veterans who served honorably in the military in wartime or peacetime, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country.

November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free.. The time and date is chosen as the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. We will be passing out red carnations and red, white and blue American flags.

Our Veterans Day keynote speaker will introduce a special program honoring our veterans. Our Gospel Kitty Choir will purrform America the Beautiful and lead the crowd in the singing of our National Anthem.

"._." About Soldier Field "._."

Located along the inside wall of the South Courtyard are panels with falling leaves paying homage to the soldiers who have lost their lives in battle. Along the wall are benches to provide seating and moments of reflection. The benches contain notable quotations regarding the efforts of those who serve our country. Actual Military medals, representing the various branches of the armed forces are cast into the backrests.♥

Soldier Field has hosted rock concerts, thrill shows, rodeos, tractor and truck pulls, circuses, fireworks displays, stock car races, sunrise services, marching band concerts, open-air operas, skiing and toboggan events including a ski jump event from a 13-story platform.

There is a picture of Soldier Field at the bottom of my page.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ None listed
~Adoptiversaries~ TIGER LILY #116234, THOMAS #127574, CHARLOTTE #196844
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~ Families on the east coast experiencing more weather related problems; Gin Gin's Dad; K Spongie’s mom; Daisy's mom; others experiencing pain or illness; Zaboo’s GM


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11/10/2012 06:14.19 AM Report This Comment
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What an interesting day yesterday! I really enjoyed the comments I saw on my page. Some of the guys really got into the idea of a Sadie Hawkins Dance and couldn’t wait to be asked to dance; and some were hiding from us girls! MOL

I hope your suitcases are packed, the tour buses are loading and we are going to Chicago! We will be spending about ten days there and I have picked out some activities that I hope you will enjoy.


<<O>> Chicago! Chicago! <<O>>

Can't you just hear Frank Cat-natra singing it?

Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town

Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around, I love it

Bet your bottom dollar, you'll lose the blues in Chicago

Chicago, the town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down
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Our tour bus loops onto State Street and we are treated to a Multisensory experience called "Lightscape", a one-of-a-kind light and sound installation that creates vibrant patterns of color, choreographed to music.

From morning to night, the LED lights and speakers embedded in planters are choreographed to seasonally themed songs. Designed to be a year-round attraction, Lightscape celebrates Chicago’s historic State Street in a new and exciting way.

The display is designed to be a modern interpretation of native prairie grass, and utilizes materials that are durable and designed to both sway in the wind and withstand the harsh Chicago environment for at least five years.

By using low-energy LED lights in place of costly temporary holiday lighting displays, Lightscape promotes smart energy use.
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I have pictures of the Chicago skyline and the Lightscape lights at the bottom of my page.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD!

~Birthdays~None listed
~Adoptiversaries~SYLVR TUFF KNIGHT #160205
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~~ Families on the east coast experiencing more weather related problems; Gin Gin's Dad; K Spongie’s mom; Daisy's mom; others experiencing pain or illness; Zaboo’s GM

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11/09/2012 06:34.05 PM Report This Comment
Friday, November 9
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

It was great to see so many of you enjoying the WurstFest yesterday. You may find it interesting to know the activity was inspired by a real-life event taking place in New Braunfels, Texas this week!

A special big THANK YOU to Josie Mae for setting up a special tent with cocoa, chili and gumbo for the angels who were spending the day on the east coast, hovering and comforting those affected by the snow on top of the devastation of the storm last week.


^~^ Sadie Hawkins Dance! ^~^

"When ah fires [my gun], all o' yo' kin start a-runnin! When ah fires agin—after givin' yo' a fair start—Sadie starts a runnin'” ^~^ from Al Capp’s classic hillbilly comic strip Li’l Abner (1934-1978).

Sadie was the “homeliest gal in them hills” and her father frantically called together all the unmarried men of Dogpatch and declared “Sadie Hawkins Day” with Sadie in hot pursuit of the eligible bachelors.

The Sadie Hawkins Day was first mentioned in the November 15, 1937 comic strip and the race actually took place between November 19 and November 30.

Due to its enormous popularity, Capp continued it as an annual event for 40 years. LIFE magazine reported over 200 colleges holding Sadie Hawkins Day events in 1939, only 2 years following the initial mention in the popular comic strip. The idea of women asking men to a dance captured the popular imagination of young people, and continues to be an American folk event. It is now observed in Canada as well.

Thanks Wikipedia and Lil-Abner.com!
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We will be holding our Sadie Hawkins Dance tonight; a little early, since the Saturday after Nov 9, we just might be doing a little traveling.

All of the girl kitties are encouraged to take the bold initiative and invite the tomcat of your choice to take a spin around the dance floor! We will be having some super fiddlin’ tunes purrformed by the Charlie Catdaniels Band. We have a buffet table set up with hearty hamster chili, catnip chips with guacamole and we have a keg of catnip ale and plenty of sparkling fruit punch. I don’t imagine anyone will be spiking the punch with moonshine, do you?


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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD!

~Birthday~MRS. PUCCA #132289
Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ Leticia Ducati #82355 11/9/2009 (inactive)
~Special prayers~~Families without power/storm damage, K Spongie’s mom;Daisy's mom; Gin Gin's Dad; and others experiencing pain or illness


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11/08/2012 05:16.47 PM Report This Comment
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Good morning! I hope you enjoyed the day yesterday at the track and the children’s museum. I apologize for the spontaneous train ride; our esteemed candidate “borrowed” the engine and was attracted by the bright shiny levers and buttons. No visitors were hurt and we had a thrilling and unexpected ride through the museum!

Today we will enjoy some German food and music; hope you’re hungry!


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We have a big pawty tent set up on the back lawn of the castle. The tent is colored in rust, green and gold, all the autumn colors. A huge bonfire is burning on the far side of the lawn. A ferris wheel and carousel with painted ponies and zoo animals have been set up for the kittens, and for the fun loving adult cats and kitties.

We are savoring the exciting celebration of the German culture and cats, and some of us are wearing silly hats of T-Rex, unicorn, dragon, alligator, chicken and cow heads. The girls wear drindls and boys wear liederhosen, as they polka and waltz to the good ol' fashioned Oompah band, as it plays its lively music. The couples sail across the dance floor with radiant faces and big grins.

Some of the kitties are dancing on the chairs and tables.

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The buffet table features various meats - a lot of bratwurst - on a stick: and fried *everything* including chicken fried bacon, fried cheesecake, fried oreos, and even fried Koolaid. Dip your fried sauerkraut balls into the Dusseldorf style mustard. There is also some hot German potato salad and funnel cakes with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Can't pass that up! We have catbeers in decorative steins for those who drink and cherry and orange soda pops for those who don't.

The big tent is heated but many cats are having a great time outside near the bonfire, enjoying the foodies and meowing with furriends.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~Check Birthday Central #73341
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~~Families without power/storm damage, K Spongie’s mom; Daisy's mom; Gin Gin's Dad; and others experiencing pain or illness


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11/07/2012 06:41.46 PM Report This Comment
Wednesday, November 7
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

I am so glad everyone enjoyed game night at the castle last night. I DID notice several cats playing a serious game of GO FISH; and I thought I better remind everyone that the fishies in K Sams royal library aquarium are not to be considered part of the castle snacks!

I apologize to everyone who lost catbucks to Mallow and Captain Rascal's cardsharking, but I am pretty sure I can purrsuade them to donate the winnings to AnimalRescueSite!

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Who's up for an adventure? We are headed to the racing capital of the world to have a thrilling IndyCar race experience! We arrive at the Indoor Go Kart track and put on our race red helmets and get in the karts that look like Indy race track cars. The track is multi-level and the cars are whooshing by at speeds up to 40 MPH. Only the adult cats are allowed on this track; there is a kitten track in the basement.

We all look like champions in our Fasttimes blue jumpsuits as we navigate the twisty turns of the exciting track. The black and white checkered flag waves our winner!
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It's a good thing I brought plenty of wet wipes; I see our paws are now getting sticky from the cotton candy at the snack bar. After our racing, we will head to the Children’s Museum. We are enchanted by the actor-interpreters as they transform our visit into a wondrous experience! There are five floors of interactive exhibits covering science, culture, history, and the arts.

We watch closely as an actor climbs into the 11,000 pound steam engine in the museum's "All Aboard!" Gallery and starts it up! OH WAIT! That’s not an actor.…..OH DEAR! It looks like an orange cat is taking us for a real railroad ride through the Museum….…the visitors are scattering!

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD!

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~Dottie #8573 11/7/2008
~Special prayers~~Families without power/storm damage, Daisy's mom; Gin Gin's Dad; and others experiencing pain or illness; Carly Knight (Rhoamin’s doggie sis)


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11/06/2012 05:00.14 PM Report This Comment
Tuesday, November 6
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

=^..^= Game night! =^..^=

It's game night at the castle!

The royal game room is set up with card tables. Most of the kitties are playing Texas Hold "Em although a few are playing Bridge and Pinochle. An old timey popcorn popper is churning out popcorn and bowls are being brought around to all the tables. Fresh melted catnip butter is available, as are catnip chips, catbeers and catcolas. We have a supply of catnip cigars, but we ask the gents to go outside for those.

The Grand Hall is filled with colorful canvas Twister mats. Go ahead and entangle yourself with 50 or 60 of your closest furriends! Have a great time laughing as you get so tangled up! Did you know the record for the largest number of contestants in a game of Twister occurred in 1987 with over 4,000 contestants tangling themselves at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst!

We have roller skating for the kittens in the basement, with a multi-colored disco ball. Light up LED hula hoops are set up next to the roller rink, for those who want to try their dance skill with those. It's a challenge at first but you soon get used to the rhythm. Just hula hoop to the sound of the disco tunes playing over the loud speakers.

Put your fuzzy jackets on and step onto the veranda. We are having a rousing game of Charades and are howling with laughter as we try to guess words and phrases. A bonfire is burning outside and some kitties have gathered around the fire and are telling stories and jokes while they play rock, paper, scissors.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD Sadie #225334!

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ Stubby #6072 11/6/2009
Special prayers~~Families without power/storm damage, Daisy's #141573 mom; Gin Gin's Dad; Dolly's mom, and others experiencing pain or illness


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11/06/2012 01:51.06 AM Report This Comment
November 5
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥


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Today we will be celebrating Roy Rogers’ legacy with horseback riding in the palace prairie. We have several golden palominos lined up to ride, and some shaggy palomino ponies for the kittens. We have wooded trails for those who like to ride slowly and explore the area, and a track for those who like to race and ride fast! It’s a little cold, so we should wear jackets and probably not ride through the palace pond.

We will gather later around a campfire and sing “Don’t Fence Me In”.
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Roy Rogers was born Leonard Franklin Slye on November 5, 1911. He would be 101 today. Rogers was a western singer, a matinee idol and American legend. He has remained an idol for many who were children in the 40’s and the 50’s, through his films and television shows.

In the 1988 film “Die Hard”, Bruce Willis’ character went by the alias "Roy", saying "I was always kinda partial to Roy Rogers actually”.
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“Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.” Roy Rogers

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I *had* to include a pic of a young Roy Rogers in my gallery.♥
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ Charmin #64593 11/5/2009 (inactive)
~Special prayers~~Families without power/storm damage, Daisy's #141573 mom; Gin Gin's Dad; Dolly's mom, and others experiencing pain or illness


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11/04/2012 02:21.19 PM Report This Comment
Sunday, November 4
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

"._." TILL THEY ALL HAVE HOMES "._."


Lily is passing out lavender T Shirts to all the kitties.
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The T Shirts say "TILL THEY ALL HAVE HOMES" and are stamped with a purple paw print.

Lily stands on the balcony to get everyone's attention. She starts to speak in a loud and clear voice:

Before we get settled into the castle and enjoy our entertainments, and exploration of the rooms, gardens and tunnels, we must first take the time to aid those kitties who are less fortunate and do not have furrever homes.

Today we will be putting on these paw print T Shirts and we will load the wagons with kitty litter, blankets, cat toys and food and take them to shelters as far as we can drive.

The wagons are decorated with big purple banners that also says "TILL THEY ALL HAVE HOMES", from the AnimalRescueSite. Lily says your actions on the Animal Rescue Site fund food and care for rescued animals. Lily reminds the kitties to vote in the Shelter Challenge. If you don't already have a shelter that you support; K. Easy's St. John Animal Care Center would appreciate your vote!

Lily also reminds kitties to visit daily Freekibble.com, a site that was founded in 2008 and has provided more than 7 million meals to homeless dogs and cats in shelters. It only takes a minute to answer the question of the day and donate ten pieces of kibble to dogs and to cats. The kibble is donated whether you get the questions right or wrong!

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD   ! 
 
~Birthdays~None listed
~Adoptiversaries~ CHARGER #147262, SPUNKY #161265
~Crossing Anniversary~Jingles #7843 11/4/2007
~Special prayers~Families without power/storm damage, Gin Gin's Dad; Dolly's mom and others experiencing pain or illness

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11/03/2012 06:06.58 PM Report This Comment
Saturday, November 3
♥ ♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥ ♥

It was a great time at the pep rally last night! I should mention that the picture at the bottom of my page- with fireworks - is from an actual pep rally near my home.
In Notre Dame, Indiana, pep rallies are community events, and thousands of people of all ages attend for fun and to support the team! The university is our county’s 3rd largest employer, and our economy bustles during the football season.

"._." Wake up! It's GAME DAY! "._."

We are getting up in the wee hours of the morning to take the big RV and park it on the parking lot in front of the football stadium. We will be grilling burgers and bratwursts and enjoying our favorite beverages, while the kittens go to get their faces painted. We venture out and buy some football shaped beads to wear around our necks and a cap with our team logo printed on it.

Later, those of us who like to watch football will head into the stadium. Those who don't will hang out at the RV, take a campus tour, play frisbee or bicycle in the lovely fall weather. We enjoy the vibrant red, yellow and gold leaves, and we notice many of the leaves have now fallen from the trees.

The air is chilly and we head back to the RV for steaming hot cocoa or coffee. We smell the popcorn popping and can hear the percussion echoing as the marching band takes the field. The roar of the crowd and the sounds of the band fill the air as the boys on the team come running out, cheerleaders parading flags in front of them.

Our team wins and we celebrate with a lot of loud whooping. We make our way back to the RV and spend more time hanging out and watching replays on the TV before we make our way back to the castle.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our Angel COTD Minnow #211385!

~Birthdays~ Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~ My Baby #92495 11/3/2011(inactive)
~Special prayers~For families with storm damage/without power; Gin Gin’s Dad; Dolly & Mom; K Sparky’s mom, Sassy’s mom-and others experiencing pain; Engine’s family and Saraha’s family who lost fursibs

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11/02/2012 08:10.46 PM Report This Comment
Friday, November 2
Thank you so much for the concatulations! I am overcome by all your comments!
♥ ♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥ ♥

^~^ PEP RALLY! ^~^

There's a lot to do near my home in October and November! This time of year, it's a bustling place with a lot of folks coming in from out of town to witness fierce rivalries. Many wear face paint and have bright flags waving from the top of their cars. These activities center around American college football, and have a long history of tradition. One of our special traditions is the Friday night pre-game pep rally. There are also many Game Day events, and the streets are filled with block parties and live music on Saturdays in September, October and November.

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Tonight we go to the pep rally!
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Choose your favorite team, or just come to enjoy a crisp, cool autumn evening with the smells of grilling burgers and steaks in the air. We will check out the tents, buy some fan spirit wear, and say hey to our furriends on the green, as we wait for the energetic pom squad to take the stage. The team mascot gets us pumped up and yelling loudly as he introduces the coach and players. Some of us wait in the lines for pizza, others for mouseburgers, steak sandwiches or beverages. This is a community family event and kittens of all ages are welcome.

We are so excited and fired up after the rally and we head into the legendary restaurant on the green. We have reserved a big table and we admire the framed pictures of heros of yesterday. We are all wearing our new spiritwear and we laugh, meow loudly, and wave animatedly at our furriends.

Later that night, we come back for the midnight drum circle. It's chilly so we wrap our blankets around us. The kittens can hardly keep their eyes open, so the nursery cats take them home before the percussion display is ended.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !
*VOTE for ANGEL MINNOW #211385 for COTD!*

~Birthdays~BAILEY #64021
~Adoptiversaries~ ~Crossing Anniversary~None listed
~Special prayers~For families with storm damage/without power; Gin Gin’s Dad; Dolly & Mom; K Sparky’s mom, Sassy’s mom-and others experiencing pain; Engine’s family and Saraha’s family who lost fursibs

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11/01/2012 07:12.57 PM Report This Comment
Thursday, November 1
♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥

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A HUGE ☆ CONCATULATIONS to our November candidate and Duke of Dashingness…..STEVE 206575☆ His sidekick and furriendship theme sounds like a winner! Looking forward to your daily blogs Steve!


^~^ Día de los Angelitos ^~^

Today, November 1, is the Day of the Little Angels, also known as All Saints Day. We are gathering with our candles and bringing flowers to honor our sweet Angels who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We remember our dear Angelitos by telling stories and hugging each other. I have many tissue boxes: We will need the tissues as we hug.

When the sky grows dark, we celebrate our Angels by lighting the sky with Angel Fireworks. Dinner is on the terrace with a cozy fire in the Chimera for warmth in the cool late Autumn night air. We watch the Angel Fireworks and we bow our heads as we are led in a Candlelight Memorial.

We remember and honor dear furriends we lost during October; including Gracie, Spike, Kuce, Aby/aka HC (c/o Ping), Pixie (c/o Joseph), Leo (c/o Saraha) Poppins (c/o Ping).

^~^ Eternal Spirit, we bring you our grief in the loss of our dear Angels, and we ask for the courage to bear it. We bring you our thanks for our dear Angels who lived among us and gave us freely of their love. We commit our friend and companion Angels into your loving hands. Give us eyes to see how your love embraces all creatures and every living thing speaks to us of your love. Amen. ^~^

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♥Thank you SO, SO much for your support! A big THANKS to the CMR crew for the honor of being the October candidate! I sure had a lot of fun catpaigning and am looking forward to a special month serving you as November Queen. I am grateful to you for your votes, your kind comments, and most of all, for your dear, dear furriendship♥

A special ♥ thank you to Boo Kitty for making my ever so stunning royal photographs♥
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD GIR #196980!

~Birthdays~ Sir William Isaac 213545 Thanks K Mike for sharing his story! How wonderful his new meds are working so well!
~Check back with Birthday Central #73341 for updates on birthdays and adoptiversaries
~Crossing Anniversaries~Max #36254 11/1/2010
~Special prayers~Families with storm damage/without power; Dolly & Mom; K Sparky’s mom, Sassy’s mom-experiencing pain; Engine’s family and Saraha’s family who lost fursibs

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11/01/2012 02:55.19 AM Report This Comment
Wednesday, October 31
Let’s continue to hold paws until we hear from all of our furriends. Most did check in yesterday but there are a few very dear furriends that we haven’t heard from since Monday. Let’s hope and pray we hear from them today and pray for the families in the areas hit so hard that they may begin the massive rebuilding effort and return to a normal daily life.

I can't believe it.......it's my final catpaign blog.......


♥Thanks so much for a month I will NEVER forget! What a super wonderful and rewarding experience! Both my mom and I thank you so much for your kind comments, your visits, your wonderful encouragement, and most of all, your dear furriendship!♥

The coronation is Thursday, November 1st at 8 pm.

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Boo Boo Kitty ~ Laverne and Shirley
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Shirley had a stuffed black kitty she called Boo Boo Kitty. Shirly would hug and talk to her Boo Boo Kitty when she was sad. Laverne once seriously offended Shirley by using Boo Boo Kitty as a pincushion when she was hemming a skirt. Shirley's boyfriend Carmine won Boo Boo Kitty for her at a carnival.

The term has now found its way into the Urban Dictionary and can be used either as a term of affection for one's "significant other" or as an expression of feeling depressed or dejected. An example: "When I couldn't fit into my skinny jeans, I was all Boo Boo kitty"

There is a picture of Boo Boo Kitty in my gallery. That other picture.....that's my Halloween costume....HELLO BAST! Halloween hugs and good luck to you all!

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A tip of the black top hat to my sources: 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization (S.Stall), A Curious History of Cats (M.Swan), Cat Fancy, Wikipedia, blackcatrescue, Wordpress, Montgomery County Animal Rescue, purr-n-furr.org.uk, Siamese Royalty, and many, many other web sites and a couple of colorful posters on Cracked.com.
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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our Handsome Halloween COTD Peanut Lee #118072! Hug a black cat for good luck today!

~Birthdays~ANGEL OZZY #69704, ANGEL MULDER #74186, KATIE MART #219678
~Adoptiversaries~ None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed

**Please visit King Leo #188022 and let him know how much we enjoyed his reign!**


♥ Thank you so much for your PAWSOME support! You all ROCK!♥

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10/31/2012 03:33.53 AM Report This Comment
Tuesday, October 30
I read that the biker cat from yesterday’s story was featured in an episode of Cats 101. And Angel Q Gracie correctly figured out that Chris Coppola, Otto’s special purrson, is brother to actor Nicholas Cage.

^~^ Rastus, the Biker Cat of New Zealand ^~^

Rastus was a black cat, described as either a Burmese or Bombay cross (sounds familiar!). He was born in Vancouver, BC and met his soul mate purrson, Max Corkill, a bike customizer and restorer. One day Max found Rastus asleep on one of the bikes in his workshop. He started it up to see if Rastus would jump off; he didn't and Max took him for a ride. He discovered that Rastus loved to ride motorcycles with his forepaws on the handlebars and his back paws on the tank. Max had a leather cover made to fit over the tank and a specially made little helmet and goggles. For longer trips, he would ride in a specially made zipped pouch with his head peeping out, since the tank sometimes became very hot.

Rastus returned with Max to New Zealand when he wanted to be nearer to his elderly mother and had to spend six months in quarantine. Once he was cleared, the pair devoted their time to raising money for animal charities and visited schools and functions to tell about children about the importance of caring for pets. They starred in a television ad, and Rastus had a fan club.

Every year he would put on a Santa outfit and Max would disguise the bike as a sleigh. It is said that Rastus obeyed Max's commands and had "growling" replies, rather than meowing like a cat. There is a series of children's books written by a New Zealand author and a book about their travels written by Max's nephew, called "The Road They Traveled."

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A special pair indeed! Sadly, this dear duo departed our world far too soon! Let's light a candle in memory of Rastus and Max. There is a picture of the two of them in action in my gallery. Thanks to purr-n-fur.org.uk for this special story.

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~A BIG CONCATULATIONS☆ to our COTD !


~Birthdays~WENDY #6497, WOLFGANG VLADIMIR LEPEW (WOLFIE) #59175
~Adoptiversaries~None listed
~Crossing Anniversary~None listed

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10/29/2012 06:55.36 PM Report This Comment
Monday, October 29
Otto the Biker Cat
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THE CAT NETWORK –

The Cat Network is an organization that educates the public on becoming responsible pet owners. They are involved in spaying and neutering, as well as adoption efforts. On October 2, 2010, in Miami, Florida, they sponsored a black tie charity event called "Le Chat Noir" to lift awareness of the black cat and show why they are special. It was an evening of chic elegance with Otto the Biker Cat as the guest celebrity spokescat, along with his purrson, Christopher Coppola, a Hollywood film director and producer.

Otto has his own biker seat, goggles & Facebook page. Otto and Christopher descended from a limousine in matching black fedora hats custom-made for the event. “Otto makes his own decisions. He said he we had to come to Miami and help his fellow cats,” shared Coppola.

Otto commanded attention as he comfortably walked through a room full of celebratory music and crowds of onlookers. “He’s completely at ease. Earlier today at the Peterson’s Harley Davidson dealer, Otto was remarkably comfortable with crowds and noise and he even signed autographs. Indeed he is a celebrity,” said Christine Michaels, chairperson of the event. Both Christopher and Otto rode a Harley Road King motorcycle to the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami, a five-star pet friendly hotel.

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