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

K. Tuck ~ #219145

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Hi! My name is K. Tuck ~ #219145

I am Domestic Shorthair from New Springfield, OH

Nicknames: Tuck, Baby Boy, Honey Boy, I can't say...MOL!!!

Age: 6 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: He's my constant companion especially when I am sick and in bed he doesn't leave me alone for long and when I move to the couch he is constantly checking on me. We tease him about being Nurse Tucker, but he really is an awesome one!!

1st ~ COTD/RCOTD ~ January 10,2012
2nd ~ COTD ~ April 19,2013
3d COTD ~ April 19, 2014
4th COTD ~ April 19, 2015
COTM: March 1, 2014
CROTM :March 1, 2014

King Mike bestowed the honor of Sir Tucker Knight Of The Realm on July 1, 2012

Queen Gracie bestowed upon me my own pursonnal MoonPie Mobile and I have my own private Grass Shack on Pinto Island!!!

Queen Trixie Honored me with the "You Make A Difference Award" on May 1,2013

King Whiskers Honored me with the Loyal Friend award on July 1, 2013

Queen Angel Yum Yum honored me with Her Majesty's Service Medal on 8/31/13

Queens Maggie & Angel Ginger Appointed me Official Groundskeeper of the Castle August 2015

My favorite tricks and treats are: I leap from the ground into my moms arms and ride on her & dads shoulders, I am the bug patrol in my house & I'll do anything to get them even work in tandem with the D-O-G to get them. and Whisker Lickens Crunchy Tuna & Tender Chicken & Cheese, Friskies Crispies Cheese... See at theme going here??? Cheese, Ham, Pork & Saurkraut ..really,
Bread & Pizza.

Where I hang out: Kitty Tower , on top of the Hot Tub perfect for watching my territory!!!! On Mom & Dads shoulders.

My favorite grubs: a can any kind I'm not picky, but I get a special can at night that I love Fancy feast With Tuna & Cheese! YUM!!!.

My pet peeves: anybody foreign in MY yard!!! Being told NO.

What I love about my owners: She takes me for walks outside, she holds me like a baby & rubs my tummy, I also like to ride on her shoulders!!!!

My cat hobbies: play, play play....torture the dog Shadow & Mouse & Dot

Pet motto: its all about ME!!!!

Fursibs:
Shadow (DC) #219532
Cinnamon (HC) #224656

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How We Met

After losing my best friend of 18 yrs I had started to look again, although I was looking for a long haired Kitty which he is not. I saw Tucker on the internet and fell instantly in Love!!!! He is my import.. he came from around Toledo from a wonderful foster mom for Maine Coon Rescue.

A special thank-you goes to the CMR and all their crews!!! We really appreciate all your support!!!
Thanks so much to Zaboo & Family for the wondeful shout-out we are honored to be your furfriends!!!
And Sir Steve & Sir Ernie for a special helping hand, thank you, you two!!!
Also I would like to thank Boo Kitty & Mom for making my Beautiful frames!!!


Thank you very much for:
Vote #1000 ~ Sir Steve
Vote #2000 ~ Sir Steve
Vote #3000 ~ K. Steve
Vote #4000 ~ K. Steve
Vote #5200 ~ Hot Rod
Vote #6000 ~ Boo Kitty
Vote #7000 ~ K. Steve
Vote #8000 ~ K. Steve
Vote #9000 ~ Toby

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I've had 70696 friends visit me.

I'm the 49,148th member on CatChannel.com.

9,275 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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Dear Tuck
Awwww....you make me blush with your compliments:) (I love 'em tho:) So cool that your Mom is helping the lady who is rescuing Mom cat and the baby kittens. That's priceless that the momcat comes to your Dad...the "dog person." So like a cat, isn't it? It's sad that one little kitten didn't make it. So hard for these homeless kittymoms to give birth on the street, so to speak. Your Mom is a great cat whisperer! Well, gotta run. I'm way behind. Mom went on a long hike in the North Georgia Mountains with her neighbor yesterday and got home late. She was too pooped to get me on CC. Bad Mom! Sending you lots of love and some calico friendship kisses. Love, Gin Gin

Come visit me, Ginger Spicegirl.

08/27/2015 05:49.12 PM Report This Comment
Dear Tuck,
I think that the difficult time your mom had was almost the difficult time that my time had and she was very kind to her! But, that's what friends are for, right?
Dearest Tuck, make sure your mom makes it to the Events Center this Saturday at 1pm for the Grand Opening of the Sanctuary!
Love you,
Maggie and A Ginger

Come visit me, Queens Maggie & A. Ginger-Vote for Talley COTM.

08/27/2015 05:45.47 PM Report This Comment
8-27 recap
What do you get when you mix a a banana with a burger and a dash of doggie stink-eye....just because. Give up? Me too. The answer is: another messed up,typical day at CC2.

Luvbug (61) asks for global forgiveness on something he may,or may not do-"just because".

Mallow (56) orders her burger with frizzled onions,whatever that may be. I WOULD ask,but I'm a little afraid of the explanation coming form Mallow.

I score a custardless (I hope) 64. WHO eats that stuff! I'm giving my full stink butt to my mutt. Eye...stink eye.

Sandy (58) is golfing by starlight again. Doing that too much will ruin your eyes,or something.

Mudcat (74) is in the forgiving mood of her furblings,but it took fear of their carrier to do it. They DO look a little sad,don't they.

Engine (64) class suck up, gets on GTt's good side (thats a good side to be on) with mouseburgers and woodpecker waffles,just because.

Tuck and Dot (60) mix business with pleasure (gasp) with a fully loaded still. They are armed,and in danger if they don't share.

Speaking of danger, BG (64)lets the Duchess of Dance (Ziggy) fill in and putt for her today. Later she can be the DD for us all after we crack open the still Tuck is so gallantly guarding.

GTT (56) the great connoisseur of the mouseburgers grabs her share before anyone else wakes up. Take 10 GTt,their small (so SHE says)

Scores!
1st: Mallow and GTt with 56
2nd : Sandy with 58.
3rd: Tuck and Dot with 60

Losers: Mudcat 74 and Engine and me with 64.

XOXO~S~

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/27/2015 01:08.55 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's me, Talley
COTM DAY 27
Today we’re going to discuss a very serious subject; Lost Kitties and how to find to find them. I hope you never need this information!
Top 10 Tips For Finding Lost Cats
1) Not all missing cats are lost. Cats are notorious for hiding in impossible places. Before you assume kitty is missing, make a thorough search indoors. ( I once spent the entire day in mom’s lingerie drawer)
2) If you know your cat is missing, grab your cellphone with a photo of your cat uploaded, flashlight and treats and head out. Wear comfortable clothes and comfortable soft-soled shoes. Hit the streets
3) While you’re searching, ask pedestrians, knock on neighbor’s doors and show the photo. Ask if you can check their garage, sheds, under the porch. To save time, multi-task during the search: leave a missing cat report with your vet, Animal Control, all the other local vets, shelters and rescue groups.
4) When you return home, leave food and water outside your door. Local TNR rescue rescues will often lend a trap. Go outside one last time to check and call your cat’s name before bedtime.
5) If you haven’t already made a missing cat poster, make one. Include: A good photograph, your cat’s name, description, any special identifying marks or collar, when last seen and where (cross street), your phone and e-mail. adding contact info at the bottom of the page cut into four or five vertical strips that can be easily torn off is helpful.
6) Enlist family and friends to help post flyers and spread the word. Have push pins, tape and a staple gun depending on the surface. The best posting spots include street intersection poles, local bulletin boards at grocery stores, library, laundromat and community center.
7) Post missing cats reports at online at Tabbytracker Craigslist, local online newspapers Use social networking like Facebook and Twitter. Ask everyone to share.
8) Visit all your local shelters to look for yourself even if say they don’t have a cat of your description.
9) If you’ve recently moved, extend your search to your old neighborhood.
10) Persevere! Cats have returned weeks and months later. Keep networking, and asking neighbors if they’ve noticed anything. Keep your flyers or posters fresh with a “Still Missing” header.
Today’s poem was selected by my dad!

I Could Pee on This
Her new sweater doesn’t smell of me
I could pee on that
She’s gone out for the day and
left her laptop on the counter
I could pee on that
Her new boyfriend just pushed
my head away
I could pee on him
She’s ignoring me ignoring her
I could pee everywhere
She’s making up for it
by putting me on her lap
I could pee on this
I could pee on this
—Charles Bukowski (or maybe his cat.)

Love to you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/27/2015 12:16.57 PM Report This Comment
Thank you for helping us celebrate....
We were surprised to see our Special Days Reporting Page as the COTD yesterday but were thrilled to get a beautiful award to display. Thank you for pouncing by to help us celebrate our special day in the spotlight!

We thank those of you that have already let us know when your special days are. We made sure we have them listed on our spreadsheet so they can go in the mews on the right day.
If you haven't let us know when your special days are please drop us a note so we can get them added.

Please don't be upset but we'll be deleting the catgrats blogs from yesterday (unless they contain special days info) so that the page will be easier for us to read.

Thank you again for the great honor of COTD & for helping us celebrate it!! Hugs & purrs.....

Come visit me, ~MEWS ROOM~Vote COTM in August for TALLEY #88476, COTD Winner Archives, ♦ROYAL KITTY HALL OF FAME♦, Cat's Meow Resort & Event Center, Special days reporting page~Thanks for COTD!! & Sign-up page (COTM or COTD shout-outs).

08/27/2015 07:39.33 Report This Comment
Fibber
I can see the pic today-there ain't no bling on you! I DO notice however that YOU could be VERY useful Tuck. Call it an epiphany,call it genius if you will-look at the crook of your tail. Look...look closer-you can use it as a divining rod! GOLD-we can find gold!!!! Or was that for water,I get confused.

XOXO~S~

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/27/2015 01:03.21 Report This Comment
Dear K. Tuck, Mouse, Dot & Maizy!!
Hi guys! YEP 2009 was a GREAT year, wasn't it? Six is a super age to be. A nice adult age but not over the hill, right?

Thanks so much for pouncing over with the delightful Happy Birthday wishes! We are having a virtual fiesta with BBQ salmon and yellowfin tuna over at the Lily Pad today! Please enjoy yourselves and thanks so much for the basket filled with temptations & greenies! ☆YUMMY☆ The new squeaking ball, and big bouquet of fresh catnip are the PURRFECT things to help me celebrate!! Thanks so much! You guys ROCK!

It’s hard for mom to believe I am turning six years old today - - she still thinks of me as a kitten - - the years have certainly flown by and we have seen many changes come, too. I am so thankful for my furriends on CC and that our community is still together!

Let’s take a moment in quiet reflection for our dear furriends and their pawrents, hurting, ill or in need, and say a little blessing, then enjoy some BBQ and a big piece of cake!

Have a super evening! Big hugs from the ❀LILY PAD❀

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Come visit me, RennieBoots♥T- hank you furriends!♥, ♦♦Q Lily ♦♦ & ♦Lily's Memory Page♦.

08/26/2015 05:41.41 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Tucker
Today was Autumn like around here and we thought it was gonna rain, but it never did. Just very cloudy with a little bit of sun here and there.

We had to stay locked in the house all day while mom went to work and then had her DR Appt...you can read about it on the CMR!

Mom got home late and we were upset cause our dinner was late. We eat at 5:30pm and mom got home at 6pm. We gave mom funny looks and told her don't be late anymore.

She said she was sorry but her and her friend also stopped to eat dinner before coming home and we didn't get any. It was Chinese and we don't like that, so it was alright!

We are all outside right now, but we will be coming in soon cause it gets dark early now and mom brings us in when it starts to get dark so she can see us...we have a very dark yard at night.

Mom is liking her new-to-her computer desk. Very roomy with lots of room for more stuff should mom get any new stuff for it....I was already all over it and investigating it from top to bottom. I didn't jump way on top of it though, but I sniffed everything within my nose reach....have to make sure it is safe for mom you know!

Well, I hope you have a pawsome evening!
Stay warm
Paw-waves!
Win =^..^=

Come visit me, KELSEE~~I ♥ Snickie~~Happy Summer~~, K-WINSTON ~~I ♥ Brina~~*Welcome Summer*, KALI~~I LUV Elvis~~It's Summer!!!~~, Winston's Pizzeria~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~Summer is here~~*I ♥ Shaddy*, JESSE ~~Lovin Summer~~I ♥ Tweetie, KCK: 2015 Eastern Conference Champs! & ~~ANGELS JINXIE & SHADOW~~.

08/26/2015 05:14.01 PM Report This Comment
8/26/15 - The Dog Ate My Popsicle!
I finally got my blogger to take a break from solving the plumbing problems of the world … or at least the house, to get busy on my golf summary. Yeesh, with all this empowerment in the air you’d think it was Womens’ Equality Day or something.

Luvbug tells us it’s also Toilet Paper Day and National Dog Day. 60 (=6) dogs please, with mustard! Oh, they mean fur furry drooling kind of dogs. Whoops. What DO we do with those? Mallow shoots a 53 (=8) and says that we can blame them for eating the toilet paper. Brilliant plan, Mallow, except we don’t have a dog.

Steve is here! And he chooses to celebrate Cherry Popsicle Day since with a 54 (=9) he is freezing like one. Sandy is celebrating Water Fun Day with a 70 (=7). Mimi is spitting 72 (=9) cherry pits at the dog and has her own take on Womens’ Equality Day. She thinks it’s giving femalekind a demotion!

Tucker watches his catty shred 57 (-12) rolls of TP and I sure hope HE has a dog to blame it on! Gracie T-t has done a 51 (=6) page study of popsicles and she has to wonder where Mimi got those cherry pits from. While BeeGee also brings us a 54 (=9) and a resounding chorus of The Dog Did It! Did what? Who cares? Whatever it was, the dog did it.

The results are in
1st – Luvbug and Gracie T-t, tied with 6
2nd – Sandy with 7
3rd – Mallow with 8

Now I think I’m going to try one of those cherry popsicles before someone’s dog gets them.

Respectfully submitted by
Your Guest Common (couch) ‘Tater, Mike

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ vote Talley #88476 daily in Aug, Angel Jezebel ~ Love lives on, K Mike loves Q L Dolly always~Purrs for Mom Janada, Mojo Blackbear ~ Helping Mikey guard the house, A Mallow ♥ OJ ~ Ridin' with the Hairballz!, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw caught my ♥ & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ my Becky came to see me!.

08/26/2015 02:53.50 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's me, Talley
COTM DAY 26

I'd like to take a moment, before we begin today’s blog, to thank every one of you, who took the time to come by and offer your support during my catpaign. I feel like I've learned a lot from all of you, and I hope I've offered you some ideas you may not have thought of before. I truly am grateful for your comments, ideas and help.
Well, tonight, I'll address a subject that I probably should have mentioned before. That is “spreading the word.” Shelters have wonderful kitties just waiting for someone to love. There are lots of people who feel lonely and troubled whose lives could be transformed for the better by a furry companion. How do we get them together? Advertising is the answer. It’s effective, but expensive. There is free publicity though, It is through the news media. It can be as simple as writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper, or it can involve establishing a rapport with local television and promoting shelter adoptions. Remember, there are lots of loving kitties available at a much lower cost than going to a breeder or pet shop. (dad has a hard time going to PetSmart on weekends because he always wants to bring all of the kitties home. The important thing though is to get the word out. People who live with pets live longer healthier lives than those who don't. Alley Cat Allies has a media primer on the website and it offers great ideas and sample letters and news releases. The address is http://www.alleycat. org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=373 . So, to get started, let's resolve to write at least one letter to the newspaper during the month of my reign.

Regarding the Coronation Ball, We still need to arrange the details with Queens,Angel Ginger and Maggie, but one thing is certain. Every one of the kitties on CC is invited to the CMR resort on September 1st, to celebrate at the Coronation Ball, There will be a speech (a very short one, I promise) and wonderful food, , and there will be dancing too. I want to purrsonally shake paws and hug each and every one of you.


And now today, something a little different:

An Old Russian Prayer
Hear our prayer Lord, for all animals,
May they be well-fed and well-trained and happy;
Protect them from hunger and fear and suffering;
And, we pray, protect specially, dear Lord,
The little cat who is the companion of our home,
Keep her safe as she goes abroad,
And bring her back to comfort us

And a poem

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray this cushy life to keep.
I pray for toys that look like mice,
And sofa cushions, soft and nice,
For grocery bags where I can hide,
Just like a tiger, crouched inside!
I pray for gourmet Kitty snacks,
And someone nice to scratch my back,
For window sills all warm and bright,
For shadows to explore at night.
I pray I’ll always stay real cool,
And keep the secret feline rule
To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by CATS!


I love you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/26/2015 10:44.40 Report This Comment
SANCTUARY COMPLETED
SPANKY JACK
MALLOW & OJ
TUCKER & CREW (MOUSE,DOT & MAIZY)
MIKE & LADY DOLLY
SAKURA
QA GRACIE
SEBASTIEN & TIMOTHY
HEDLEY,NEELIX,JAKAR

THE SANCTUARY IS COMPLETED AND I'VE LISTED ALL YOUR HARDWORK AND AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS ON THE EVENT PAGE #271826. I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY IT! AGAIN THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR QUICK RESPONSES AND DEDICATION TO GETTING THE JOB DONE IN THE TIME WE HAD ALLOTTED.

WITH MUCH GRATITUDE,
PUZZLE

Come visit me, ~Puzzle~.

08/26/2015 02:19.27 Report This Comment
I WOULD say
Nice picture,IF I could see it! I DID see it the other day,unless your playing musical pictures again. Its make your own luck day-I came for the recipe please,I'm all out of my own. Now,if it was margarita day,or purrhaps Crown and Coke day,I would be SO in!

XOXO~S~

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/26/2015 01:11.57 Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's me, Talley
COTM DAY 25
Yesterday was a wonderful day here in Jacksonville. It was 85 and not a cloud in the sky. We didn’t get any thunder boomers either. There was a nice breeze and we got to play in the screened patio while mom & dad worked in the flower beds. Dad has a couple of square foot gardens, and he took some of the tired tomato plants out and put in some lettuce, parsley, beans, and CATNIP. Mom planted flowers, in the front yard beds and down the driveway beds.

Today, I’d like to tell you about an Alley Cat Allies program that helps community awareness of the needs that stray and feral kitties have. It's called Every Kitty – Every City.

http://www.alleycat.org/EveryKittyEveryCity

This what Alley Cat Allies says about the program:
Through the Every Kitty – Every City program, we raise awareness and educate the community in targeted cities about outdoor cats, feral cat colony care, Trap-Neuter-Return, and the importance of accessible, affordable neuter services through workshops, outreach programs, and organizing.

The Every Kitty – Every City program provides individuals, groups, and veterinary professionals in the community with the tools and basic knowledge needed to serve as a community resource. As part of the program, Alley Cat Allies rallies and assists community volunteers, local groups, and private shelters to enhance their already existing Trap-Neuter-Return programs or to seamlessly launch new ones.
Alley Cat Allies sponsors workshops, open to the public, for advice and instruction on the best practices of Trap-Neuter-Return and colony care. We also recruit and help train local veterinary professionals on high-volume, low-cost techniques that will increase the availability of affordable neuter services including early-age spay/neuter and vaccination protocol. To start a program in your city, contact one of the existing programs, Or contact Alley Cat Allies!
This program was vital in establishing the TNR program of No More Homeless Pets, here in Jacksonville.

And now, a funny poem for today:

All I Need To Know About Life
I Learned From My Cat

Life is hard, and then you nap.
One day ignore people, the next day annoy them.
When in doubt cop an attitude.
Curiosity never killed anything except maybe a few hours.
Climb your way to the top, that's why the drapes are there.
Never sleep alone when you can sleep on someone's face.
If you're not receiving enough attention,
try knocking over several expensive lamps.
Make your mark in the world or at least spray each corner.
When you go out into the world, remember:
being placed on a pedestal is a right, not a privilege.

Thank you so much for your love and support! I love you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/25/2015 05:44.33 PM Report This Comment
Dearest Tuck,
Thank you for your kind words! Thank you. You would be surprised to know how many things she is juggling.
Tell you some other time. Mom is staying with my momma and half brother in their space, got the laptop in her, of course lap, and is running out of power.
Love you!
Maggie and A Ginger

Come visit me, Queens Maggie & A. Ginger-Vote for Talley COTM.

08/25/2015 04:54.34 PM Report This Comment
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em! 8-25-15
Or not. We are coming to you from the smokey haze capital of the world! The heck with second-hand wardrobe, we're under second-hand smoke alert!

Luvbug(59) is making kitten eyes at his mom to kiss and make up for the old hairball-in-the-slipper trick .... Mallow(51) is making her entrance and exit in the blink of an eye .... The Angels(72) are keeping their eyes closed in the rain. Careful you don't fly into something.

Uh oh. Mimi(76) will be demanding a kiss and make-up session with her mom for getting her shots yesterday. Or maybe she'll just settle for kissing that bourbon bottle .... Engine(73) eels in with a slithery selection from the Viper Van: over-easy earthworms and skinless snake sausage sizzle! ... Tucker(55) is having to deal with temperamental Mouse today. Instead of a hug & a kiss she's dishing out a whack & a hiss!

GTt(54) is having her own private little pity party, at which she's tho only one who wants to kiss and make up with her! Would you like a mirror? .... And Bee Gee(62) won't admit she's done anything that requires kissing and making up for. Not our little Darn!

Long drives out of the smokey wild brown yonder:
1st - Mimi tees up on the empty bourbon bottle and scores a winning 76.
2nd - Engine is in (quality) control with a 73.
3rd - And the Angels have a tropical 72 for their indoor games.

Into the cart barn goes Mallow and her little 51. You only THOUGHT you were gonna make like a banana and split! Find out if you can make banana whiskey sours on that still. Heck, it's all make believe, we should be able to make whatever we want. Right?

~~~~~~Toby~~~~
Don't light those nip stogies
unless you can see stars!
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Come visit me, THE BOYS~, DARN BEE GEE ~, CATTY SHACK ~ & THE GIRLS ~.

08/25/2015 01:40.16 PM Report This Comment
So pawsomely quiet in the house...
that I finally get to meow at everyfur!! Thank you for pouncing by to celebrate my adopty day with me on the 20th...& for the catgrats on my being COTD on the 21st! I enjoyed all of your blogs, the wonderful gifts, beautiful balloons, scrumptious goodies & your loving purrs of furiendship. Thank you SO much for sharing my 2 special days with me!!

It was a super busy weekend with the 1 year old grandson crawling all around the house but we survived...MOL! He was a very good boy the entire weekend but he's getting harder to keep up now that he's crawling so fast. He was standing on his own too so pretty soon the crawling will stop & walking/running will start. Then the real fun will begin for his mommy & daddy...MOL!
Mom managed to get her free windows 10 upgrade done while he was here but is just now getting programs installed to open her files. So far she likes it (except for the mail program) so thinks she'll keep using it instead of reverting back to her old operating system. She's already downloaded the mail program she likes, a word & excel program to open her transferred files, installed her new printer & connected everything (via cloud) to her phone to make things faster & easier. She's not sure everything is 'normal' yet but I'm sure she'll find out soon enough if she's missing anything important...MOL!

JJ has returned to the great outdoors...although reluctantly because he loved the attention he got in here...MOL! He's been staying close to home & has been avoiding Bartholomew as much as he can so hopefully he can keep himself out of trouble for a while. His fur has all grown back now that his wounds are completely healed. He's still nervous about noises & unexpected things but purrhaps that will make him more cautious about getting into or going places he isn't supposed to. Keeping my paws crossed on that one...MOL!
Our 2 outside kittens (Libby aka Nibby Libby & her brother Sundance) are doing great & are growing like little weeds. The rest of the outside crew are doing fine too but they're not liking our cooler temps this week.

Well I've got to get going for now so I can bake an anniversary cake for Fluffinella & Joey's 1st year together...& also one for mom & dad who will be celebrating 37 years of wedded bliss tomorrow too. I probably won't be doing anything but voting tomorrow but I'll be back again later in the week. Thanks again for celebrating my adopty day & COTD award winning days with me!!

Big paw hugs,
Patches

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08/25/2015 09:49.43 Report This Comment
Hey Tucker!
Well, finally huh? Don't get the idea I'm avoiding you. It's MOM who is kind of avoiding her computer these days. She claims to have "other" things to do!

So, are you still rain-free back there? We wish like crazy we cold get some rain out here! There is a teensy chance of precipitation today, and that usually means forget it.

Toby is still flooding the litter box, although it sort of comes and "goes". He'll do really well for a couple days and then get bad again, but he's still perky and happy. Good thing he still has his famous appetite! He has to eat about 10 or 12 times a day. Poor guy. *snicker* He's keeping mom busy though. He has some weird litter box methods. He digs a hole and then "goes" on top of the pile of litter he made when he dug the hole. SO - all his, um, runnies run down the hill and get on his back feet sometimes. SO - mom has to watch every time he goes potty in case she has to grab him and clean his feet. Stupid cat.

Bee Gee
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Come visit me, THE BOYS~, DARN BEE GEE ~, CATTY SHACK ~ & THE GIRLS ~.

08/25/2015 06:56.22 Report This Comment
8-24 recap
Knife day! (whats with the "kn",spell it like it sounds). Too bad its not juggling day also-goes well with knives and peach pie and weird music. You know the kind-the kind they play in scary movies right before you yell "don't open that door"!!!

Luvbug (57) has his own form of weird going on with putting peach pits. Say THAT three times fast!

Mallow (53) has strange happenings after the 9pm hour. She said strange,not weird,she should know.

Haley (70) can see clearly now the rain has gone.She's predicting water games and fun under the stars. See Mallow for weird events after 9.

GTt (52) researches the finer points of bazooka cleaning. Odd,AND weird. Who cleans bubblegum??

Mudcat (68) our pole dancing,bazooka toting Southerner GTt talks about aims her peach pit ammo at the noise perps. Duck BG!

I score a 64,bumming out the knife doesn't come with a dish and fork. How can you eat waffles and peach pie with a nife,or a knife.

Tuck and Dot (65) make it their job to pester all neighbor dogs by taunting them with waffles and music. Not necessarily in that order.

BG (58)....she went there...she brought my purrsonal weird noises into it today I see. She's splitting her time between pestering the dog,and pestering me. Time well spent I might add.

Engine (73) comes to us from a remote location (ask BG the directions to THAT) to bring us our daily goods. Weird goods,but goods.

Scores :
1st: GTt 52
2nd :Mallow 53
3rd: Luvbug 58

And the losers are........Engine 73 and Haley 70

XOXO~S~

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/24/2015 01:35.08 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck
How was your weekend? Ours was very nice, except yesterday I didn’t feel so well. I was barfy twice and Mommy saw white hair in my poop. So she knows that I had (or have) a nasty hairball. I didn’t have any fever and I did eat a little and went potty. Mommy held me most of the day because when I don’t feel good, I am very clingy & needy. Thankfully I feel much better today, more like my usual happy self.

Purrs to you,
K Casper Todd

P.S. What a handsome profile pic!
             

Come visit me, ♥ K Casper Todd ♥, ♥ Q MerryBelle (in Loving Memory) ♥ & ♥ Q Sissy ♥.

08/24/2015 01:14.51 PM Report This Comment
HI Tuck!
Terrific job! great details,thanks so much for the time and effort you put into making our Sanctuary grounds absolutely purrfect :)

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/24/2015 09:16.21 Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's me, Talley
COTM DAY 24
We never want to think about disasters, but we need to be prepared, (or should I say Purrpared). The ‘Seniors’, Hot Rod and Ziggy, suggested that we post a blog explaining how to prepare to evacuate our homes, should it become necessary.
They are so right, with the fires raging on the west coast, and the first hurricane of the season threatening the Caribbean, and possibly the mainland US, it’s time we took a look at what we need to do.
Before I do anything else, let me post the Web Address for the ASPCA emergency preparedness Website. Everything you need to do is spelled out there;
(Please eliminate any spaces that CC puts into the web addresses)
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedne- ss
What is important is that you look at it now and prepare a kit to use when you need it. Basically, you need food, water, bowls, litter and emergency supplies for at least three days. (More is better.) We’ve already discussed first aid kits, but if any of you kitties need medication, that needs to be in the kit too.
Next you need a place to stay. Not all shelters will take pets, so here is a website that provides information on pet friendly hotels:
http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net/
I know it can be scary to think about having to leave your home, but just think about how scary it would be to be in your home during a fire or a hurricane or a flood. When the emergency is over, use the perishable supplies and replenish your go-kit so that you’re always prepared for the unexpected.
The family needs to be prepared, that means the whole family including the four legged members.
Thanks again to Hot Rod and Ziggy for suggesting this topic.
And now our poem;
Cats
There was a spry woman
who lived next door.
She had cats in the attic
and cats on the floor.
There were cats where she ate
and cats where she slept,
And she dearly loved all
the cats that she kept.
At night she tucked each
in a wee little bed,
But they all much preferred
to wander instead.
The ripped through the screens
and battered through holes.
They climbed up the chimney
and slid down clothes poles.
They made a great racket
and scurried around.
They jumped from the roof
to the fence to the ground.
When the night was over,
at the crack of dawn,
The cats came home
with a sigh and a yawn.
They were quiet and docile
and gentle as silk
And came a-begging
for morning milk.
The neighbors were furious,
frustrated, and frantic,
Refusing to stand for
another cat antic.
When they came to complain,
they were offered a treat.
The cats were all kittenish,
playful, and neat.
They blinked and stretched
and purred on their mats.
Who would believe
there were the same cats?
By (Dorothy Golub)
Love to you all, dear friends,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/24/2015 09:09.28 Report This Comment
Ride the wind? 8-23-15
How can we do that when our resident wind machine Steve isn't here? I think you're all secretly (or maybe NOT so secretly) happy we can take a pass on the wind riding today. Maybe tomorrow. We can always hope. *snicker*

Luvbug is sporting a nifty 54=9 this morning. I like your idea of just sitting on a swing and letting the wind d the work. Ana booms in with a sorry 64. Sorry, Ana, no kitty for you today. Mudcat is full of compliments and advice today. First she make GTt blush with her "sweet little pretty kitty" comment. Well, GTt DID deal you a winner! 69 and looking good. Then she advises us to hang onto the reins and fasten our seatbelts. Exactly what kind of saddles do you have where you come from?

GTt is apparently not reserving her mojo for the other players. Seems her "sweet little self" has delivered a winner to PD as well. He sweeps his 59 into the palm of his hand while wondering how little Mojo survives with a bazooka-totin' Mallow! Tucker, you may as well toss your crappy 50 and go hide behind the sofa. You might be safe from the bazooka back there, but I'll bet Steve's wind will still nail you! Bee Gee is waiting for computer meltdown to strike, but still stopped by to draw a nice 49. Well, nice if you're a polar bear.

And last - LAST? - but never least, Mallow arrives in a whirlwind of time warping turmoil with a miserable 55. She tosses her cards down with Tucker's and heads out for who knows where to clean that bazooka.

Plenty of winners today to join in the "lucky scrum". Let's see, there's Luvbug, Mudcat, PD, and Darn. Just for fun, let's let the losers to toss the pot in the air today. Make sure you divide it evenly among tossers, and no palming any of those catbucks!

~~~~Hot Rod~~~~
Mom's computer sounds like it's
getting ready to launch! 10 ... 9 ... 8 ...
`

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08/23/2015 12:58.58 PM Report This Comment
HELLO K.TUCKER & FAMILY
It is indeed a pleasure to meet each and every one of you. My family tells me you have been dear furends of our family for a long time. Thank you so much for stopping by to congratulate me and bring for me Pawty Mix & Temptations and the wonderful catnip ! I thank you again and I hope you and your family are having a peaceful Sunday. Your furend, Widget

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08/23/2015 08:42.16 Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's me, Talley
COTM DAY 23

Dad received a solicitation in the mail from the Humane Society of the United States. And while he feels that they don’t get enough of each contributed dollar to shelters, he found some of the ideas here worthwhile. (dad prefers to support Alley Cat Allies and local shelters) but here are ten Ideas from HSUS.

1. Tell the world how you feel about your local shelter or rescue by using The Humane Society of the United States' Facebook share graphics.
2. Get to know your local shelters and rescue groups. Start the process by locating all of the ones in your area. You may be surprised how many groups nearby are helping animals.

3. Learn before you leap. Before you adopt, go to the Shelter Pet Project to learn what to expect when adopting a pet. You'll be much less likely to become frustrated and return your new pet if you understand the challenges and rewards of adopting a pet beforehand.

4. Say Thanks, Take a minute to express your gratitude to the people who work at your local shelter or rescue groups. If you've adopted a pet from one of them, show how well your pet is doing by sharing an updated picture via a letter, email, or posting it on the organization's Facebook page or website.

5. Get Crafty. Combine fabric, yarn, recyclables, and imagination to bring much-needed fun into the lives of local shelter and rescue pets. There's no end to the toys you can make. Try braiding strips of fleece into fun for dogs, or cutting and folding a surprising household object into a cat distractor.

6. Become a “Fan”. Like" the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook. Then, if possible, "like" the individual groups in your community, too.

7. Make wishes come true. Shelters and rescue groups always need towels, toys, and other supplies. Check their websites for wish lists or call them to find out what's in short supply.

8. Volunteer, if you can!

9. Help by helping your own pets, Microchip, tag and keep them safe!

10. Help local shelters make positive changes. If you see or hear anything at your local shelter that concerns you, follow The HSUS's guidelines for addressing that concern in the most effective way.

Nothing new here, but just a reminder.

And now, I have a short, funny little poem for us today:

You will find that feeding a cat is no easy task
What's the big problem you may well ask
Just open a tin and feed them from that
It is obvious my friend you don't own a cat
When outside they will eat a fly or a mouse
But things soon change when they dine in the house
Your fridge might be full of meat, poultry and fish
But what do you put in your fussy Cats dish
For to keep a Cat fed we beg, steal and borrow
Because what we give them today they won't want TOMORROW.

I love you all, dear friends,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/23/2015 07:54.57 Report This Comment
Let's ALL be angels! 8-22-15
(Notice Steve and Bee Gee are notably absent today) *snicker* Maybe they are busy committing acts of kindness upon each other. Now that I'd like to see.

Luvbug(53/8) was very angelic and brought sponge cake instead of angel food cake. Left that for Mallow to do, huh? .... Oh my, Mallow(54/9) seems to have misunderstood Be An Angel Day. It's okay, Mallow, put the bazooka down and step away from the pearly gates. *whew* .... Haley(60/6) is on the move like an angel on the wing. Lots to do and a short time to get it done. Almost like Smokey and the Bandit. Almost.

Um, Gracie(50/5). I never thought "sending in the angels" was what you did when you want it to warm up. I always thought it was the little devils you needed for that .... Mimi(77/14) is not heading to the vet today, even though she needs her rabies booster. Apparently her vet administers those with a dart gun. Run, Mimi! .... And Tucker(59/14) must want something really bad! He's sucking up to mom, calling her his angel. Sweet, Tuck, but methinks mom will see through that ploy.

I guess that wraps up today's putting efforts. Some good ones, some stinkers.
1st - GTt was complaining, but that 5 won her the bar tab.
2nd - Haley moved fast enough to get second with a 6.
3rd - And Luvbug lets his Magic 8-Ball do his talking for him. And what does it say? "Hoodie Hoo!"

And we'll be sending Tucker and Mimi to the cart barn today. It's about time you two brushed up on your still tending skills. That leaves Mallow all alone. See? It really IS Be An Angel Day! You didn't win, you didn't lose. Just go take your bazooka out onto the firing rang. Er, driving range! Bazooka. Odd name for a golf club.

~~~~~Toby~~~~~
The litter boxes are
~~getting safer~
`

Come visit me, THE BOYS~, DARN BEE GEE ~, CATTY SHACK ~ & THE GIRLS ~.

08/22/2015 02:00.58 PM Report This Comment
Hi Tuck
thanks for updating me!


headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/21/2015 11:22.57 PM Report This Comment
Dear Tuck,
How does your mom take such wonderful photos of you?
Hope that you have a great night!
Love,
Maggie and A Ginger

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08/21/2015 06:04.58 PM Report This Comment
8.21 Senior Long Drive Golf Day
ALERT WARNING: Caturday is Take the Cat to the Vet Day! ****Hide Hide! ***

Somehow I got here to comment on today's recap.
Here it is...
LuvBug started off praising and thanking the firefighters with 55 pawclaps. And 30% less fire! *Coff Coff* smokey.
Happy Angel mallow was doing 57 cool dancing turns all over her house and basement. Whoa!
Sandy and her Angel counted 72 clouds mixed with stars... beautiful.
Winner of the day with a 76 score, mimi skips the spumoni and goes right to Engine's Roach Coach.
And then there's N-Gin with 70 Stinkbug Saki Shooters and Layered Lizards-- No Spumoni.
GT-t invited me to Senior Golf Day as the oldest cat she knows. I am a non-golfer but did my best with 59.
Tucker had an open window holiday and let his 57 in to air the place out. No window broken in this score.
Well, it's confirmed that NO CAT wants Spumoni on Spumoni Ice Cream Day. Okay, Bee Gee you have the last mew about it with your 67 bits and pieces snacks taken from the sofa cushions. That's desperate!
She thanks the NZ and OZ firefighters making the smoke in her area but reducing the flames... so far..

Winners and Loser:
1st The mudcat mimi with big 76
2nd with 72 stars in her eyes- Sandy & Angels
3rd mimi's furiend, N-Gin with 70
Enjoying a smoke-free cart barn is LuvBug 55

** Humbly submitted by PD Budd, non-golfer

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08/21/2015 05:39.10 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's me, Talley
COTM DAY 21

Even though today’s blog is off of our topic, I wanted to share this. I just have a family story and a poem for you. The poem and the story together, are kind of long so I’ll get right to it;

In the days after my sister Angel Lucy Fur crossed the Rainbow Bridge my dad was inconsolable. He missed her terribly and he just couldn't seem to get over the heartache. They had been best friends for seventeen years and Lucy was very precious to him.
Whenever he would go to bed, He imagined that he could feel her jump up to share his pillow, as she always had. He'd reach up to feel her soft fur and he'd find only emptiness on the pillow and in his heart.
It was a week after Lucy died that dad had a remarkable dream. He said it was so real he felt that he was really there. In his dream, he heard a soft scratching at the front door and when he opened it, there was a big black cat at the door just sitting quietly. The cat turned and looked away from the house toward the little memorial garden where Lucy had been buried. There were dozens of cats there, all looking so radiantly beautiful in the afternoon sunlight that they seemed to shine from within, with a light of their own. Sitting in the very front of the gathering, was Lucy. She looked at dad and slowly winked her eyes at him. Then, with a swish of her tail, she turned away and led the cats down into the back garden, fading away as they went. Dad awoke from that dream with tears in his eyes, but he knew that Lucy had come back to say a final goodbye and to let him know she was ok and that she would be waiting for him..........
Dad could hardly manage to tell mom about the dream, he kept choking up, but mom found this poem for him. He copied it in very small print, and still carries it in his wallet.
Here is that special poem that dad copied back in 2008;

*Thud* as you hear,
A cat jump down,
Turn around to check,
Nothing there,
*Meow* goes a cat,
Where from?
I don't see,
Something wrapping around your legs,
Go away Smokey,
You look down nothing there,
*Jump* as the bed bounced,
The cat jumped on the bed,
But you look....there's no cat,
*creak* goes the door,
The cat sneaked out,
But no cat to be seen,
You hear a cat eating/drinking,
But there's no bowls or cat,
Whats making these noises?
There's no cat, not no more,
He died on 20th May,
so what makes these movements?
Not the dog he's too noisy,
Could it be Smokey's spirit?
To say he's ok?
Or is it just your mind playing tricks,
Making you think he is still around.

By Stacey Olner
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks all of you for being our friends,
we love you all,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/21/2015 08:30.53 Report This Comment
Hi Tuck
i'm sorry that it's been a little confusing for you but i just came in on the tail end of the queens' assignments to try to pull together the construction part of the project. all carpenters,painters,interior designers and grounds workers report to me so i can include everyone's work and write a summary/thank you. if you already had something written up that you were going to submit that's great just send it along to me and if you haven't please let me know what you're working on.

thanks,
Puzzle

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08/21/2015 07:00.01 Report This Comment
8-20 recap
Turning on the radio,grabbing some CHOCOLATE pecan (pee-can,or pa-caun) pie while swatting the mosquitoes buzzing around the dog piles. Sounds ALMOST as much fun as the whole Chinese love story between a girl and a cow. Please tell me I didn't read that right. We have a COTD celebration to get to,but first,we have word from The Darn of loss of 5 firefighters lives and injuries in the WA fires. A moment of silence for them please.

Luvbug (55) gots to lay off the cigars on poker Sunday-he's till coughing and wheezing and trying to see thru the smoke. Wasn't that a song-Smoke Gets in My Eyes?

Mallow (59) ever the eager one to display her "do not try this at home" use of power tools,decorates the clubhouse with tiny mosquito head mounts.

Haley goes for undecided today again with a 70,or a 68. Make up my mind Haley,I'm easily confused.

I score a 71,and attempt to leave a neat little mosquito pile for the pooch to clean up,Dogs....disgusting creatures,are they not?

Engine saves my stump rump form the cart barn with a 72,and saves our grumbellies with fillet of frog and stuffed salamanders.

Mudcat (77) and her highly educated writing spiders set an intricate trap for the mosquitoes. Its SO good,even we can't figure it out.

GTt (68) the pawty girl with many toes (I'm told polydactyls have more fun) is first to lead us to the COTD pawty The Girls didn't even know they were having :)

Tuck and Dot (74) are looking out for our safety on the course from things dropping from the sky. Of course,now we are all half deaf from the loud,beeping warning.

BG (66.6) I see congrats are in order for The Girls at your place. Its where da pawty at-mosquitoes need not attend.

Scores:
1st: Luvbug 55
2nd: Mallow 59
3rd: BG with 66.6

Losers: Mudcat 77,and Engine with 74

XOXO~S~

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/20/2015 01:34.20 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's me, Talley
COTM DAY 20
Today's topic is Reliable Cat Health Information and the Cornell University Feline health Center. They have some great information on Cat Health Topics, in general, and in particular their Spay Neuter program, but the article is quite lengthy, So I'm giving the web address and asking that you stop by and check out the site. It would take several CC Blogs to print it here so I think this is the best way to bring it you. The Address is: www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc.

This is a funny story that I would like to share with you about my brother Pete. When he was just a little kitten he had some kind of immune deficiency that caused his paw pads to crack and bleed. Our vet first diagnosed it as chemical burns, which dad knew wasn’t right. Finally our vet referred Pete to a Feline Dermatologist. His name was Dr. Bishop. He was a Graduate of Cornell.
He took one look at Pete’s little pink paws and said that he had Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. He said that kittens grew out of it as their immune systems developed, but untreated, the normal course was to develop a serious and sometime fatal infection.

Pete had to have his paws cleaned with a special medicine three times a day and take antibiotic pills morning and evening. Pete was a very mellow kitten, and after the third day he realized that he would get treats for taking his medicine, all dad had to do was put the pills down on his plate and Pete would eat them and then look for his treats. On one of his recheck visits, dad showed Dr. Bishop how easy it was to get Pete to take his medicine. Dr. Bishop thought it was amazing, and asked if he could borrow Pete to show to the class that he taught at the University of Florida. Dad said no, that he couldn’t borrow Pete, but that he would bring Pete to class.
Dad was a little worried that Pete might not do his pill trick in front of a hundred Veterinary Students, but he didn’t even seem to notice them. He took his pills, the class erupted in laughter and Dr. Bishop told his students that giving cats medicine didn’t have to be hard, it just required a gentle touch and love.
I hope that made you smile.

Tonight's Poem is a short one by Mary F. of North Carolina; Ms. Murphy picked it for us.
Here it is:

I found a small kitty
so tiny and scared.
I don't know who dumped her
or how she has fared.

She's cold, wet and skinny
such a pitiful sight.
I suspect she has been out here
for many a night.

How could someone dump her?
It seems such a pity.
Some people are cruel
to poor helpless kitties.

Come with me little kitty
I'll make everything right.
You will no longer be hungry
or cold at night.

Your life will be better.
All the love you can stand.
No more neglect for you.
Only a kind, gentle hand.

Love to all of you,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/20/2015 09:38.30 Report This Comment
Dear Tuck,
I'm so sorry we have confused you. (mom was also confused). Here it is, anyone who worked on the Sanctuary, inside or out will be honored by Puzzle.So Puzzle needs notes from those who actually physically worked on the Sanctuary.
All the other workers should write to my page.I will mention those who were otherwise involved.
We are having a Sanctuary opening on Saturday 29rd at 1:00 pm, if not in conflict with anything else. It will be held in the Events Center
All workers and all involved on the project are invited!
Sorry again!
Love,
Maggie

Come visit me, Queens Maggie & A. Ginger-Vote for Talley COTM.

08/20/2015 09:25.58 Report This Comment
Hi Tuck
Hi Tuck
as of today i have taken over the responsibility of collecting all work being done to the building and grounds. (please read my blog on my page or the cmr page).
i know that you have been riding that lawn mower of yours and keeping the grass looking great. i wondered if you would also add a description of what type of trees you are trimming around as well as what type of shrubs or flowers you are trimming. maybe you could use some of the flowering shrubs from your own yard? or just use you imagination. i would need the plant/tree descriptions on my page no later than Aug 26th. sorry :( but that's the time frame i have to work with. that will give me two days to write up a summary.

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

ps hedley,jakar and neelix are doing a memorial garden

Come visit me, ~Puzzle~.

08/20/2015 01:38.50 Report This Comment
Your really don't see me.
Probably ate too many Moonpies,or had too much form the kegalator. Got the old bat doped up with Advil,ice packs and coffee. What a great combo,huh. God Tuck,it ain't easy being me. I got it! Lets go play with security cameras and get our mug shots on TV!!! One of them up close,up the nostril shots :)

XOXO~S~

Come visit me, ~ K.Steve~ Offline & ~Sir Ernie ~ Offline.

08/20/2015 01:28.14 Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck & Girls
Guess what? We got our new kitty tree today and we like it...I know Kelsee does and so does Sheba..Jesse kinda looked at it and went away...mom can't wait to see if Kali & me like it....will post some pics soon...Kelsee also got her new collar ID tag today! I hope mine comes tomorrow!

Sheba had fun helping mom with the tree...she was jumping in and out of the box and tipped over the box of screws a couple of times, but mom finally managed to get it done, even with her help!

We had a nice day today, it was 83* and partly sunny, we got a trace of rain, but nothing to meow at, just enough to get me and Kelsee on the porch and out of the yard.

Mom has the day of tomorrow and we are so happy about that cause she has no DR appts set and only needs to walk up to Family Dollar for a few items..it only takes her about 45 minutes to get there, shop and return home...it is just up the street.

My MHL team is gonna change names on us. We were the "TIMS", but now we will be something different..Commish is taking votes now!

Mr Squirrel came back today looking for his cashews, and today he climbed the fence over by the back porch to get moms attention..he started chattering at her...she finally heard him and went down to feed him..pretty smart squirrel, I'd say!

Mom has a hard time hearing from her left ear, so she really didn't hear him well, but when she saw me wagging my tail and staring at something, she looked and then she heard him.

I am sorry to be so late, but I did want to thank you for the pawsome gifts for my 10th birthday and my surprise COTD! I am so blessed to have such pawsome furiends as you!

Hope you have a pawsome evening!
Try to keep cool!
Pawhuggs
K Winston >^..^<

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08/19/2015 06:01.16 PM Report This Comment
8/19/15 - Smoke Gets In Your Ice Cream
Today is Root Beer Float Day AND Soft Ice Cream Day, a match made in heaven especially for a hot day like this. Unfortunately with the heat come the wildfires and our very own Luvbug is watching one very carefully.

Luvbug arrives with a 55 (=10), singing a chorus of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. A. Mallow fixes root beer floats for all & tries to use all 59 (=14) flavours of soft ice cream, while Gracie T-t chooses to celebrate Photography Day by taking our very own Catty Shack Group Photo. Say Mice Cream, everyone! It’s a 64 (=10) for Gracie T-t today.

Mimi has a 76 (=13) and a warning that her catty is to have NO ice cream! How sweet of JC to carry on the tradition of lactose intolerance in the absence of our pal Steve, but (whisper) thanks for the warning, Mimi! Engine has 73 (=10) servings of Rat Ravioli and some mice cream pupsicles. None for JC, remember! And Sandy celebrates the last of the red hot days with a 74 (=11).

Tucker cuts of the middleman and wants a just plain Beer Float. Way to go, my man! Better shoot that 69 (=15) first while you still see only one golf ball. And wrapping up the day is BeeGee with her 60 (=6), also singing Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. (and root beer gets in the dog’s eyes).

1st place today goes to BeeGee, who blew us all away with that 6
2nd place – there’s a logjam here, with Luvbug, Gracie T-t and Engine all racking up a 10
3rd place – Sandy with an 11

And to the cart barn goes Tuck, with 15. TOLD you to play golf before downing all those beer floats!

And I’m feeling a little hot myself, pass the mice cream!

Your Guest Common (baked) ‘Tater, Mike

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ vote Talley #88476 daily in Aug, Angel Jezebel ~ Love lives on, K Mike loves Q L Dolly always~Purrs for Mom Janada, Mojo Blackbear ~ Helping Mikey guard the house, A Mallow ♥ OJ ~ Ridin' with the Hairballz!, Angel Smokey ~ A. PawPaw caught my ♥ & Evie ♥ A Shai ~ my Becky came to see me!.

08/19/2015 01:21.26 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Tuck and Family, It's Talley
COTM DAY 19
We had some very good news today. The results from the Animal Rescue Shelter Challenge were announced, and Angel Easy’s shelter won a thousand dollar grant. All of those clicks paid off. They have won a nice award.
Now that we’re on a roll, let’s all get behind the Zoo Crew’s Shelter, and see if we can help them win a grant too. To vote for them just go to the Animal Rescue site Shelter Challenge and do the search for: Humane Society of Midland County in Midland MI.
Even though, the Zoo Crew’s shelter, like the VI Kitty’s is in a very small communities and at a disadvantage in the voting because of that. But guess what, if we add the CC family’s votes to theirs we can make them winners too. Every single click can save a life. The Zoo Crew’s Anya, owes her life to the Humane Society of Midland County, The least we can do is thank them for saving our friend's Anya.
While we’re on the subject of shelters, I’d like to remind everyone, Adopt Don't Buy!
The following information is from The San Francisco ASPCA
When you adopt an animal, you're not just saving the life of the animal you're welcoming into your home& family. You’re giving another animal an opportunity to move to the adoption floor and find a new family. And, you’re reducing the demand that keeps puppy and kitten mills in business. Many people buy from animal mills without realizing that these breeding facilities abuse and neglect their animals.
Each year, millions of unwanted animals enter shelters across America. More than three million cats and dogs are euthanized every year; millions more small animals, like rabbits and hamsters, meet the same fate. Adoption helps break this cycle and put an end to the animal mill industry.
If you would still rather buy than adopt, make sure you buy from a responsible, reputable breeder. Don’t support animal mills!
Responsible breeders are individuals who have focused their efforts on one or a select few breeds. They have become knowledgeable about heritable defects, temperament and behavior1 through breeding, historical research and ongoing study, mentoring relationships, club memberships, showing, raising and training these breeds.

Today’s Poem is called;
Scamp
You've torn the daily paper
Into a million shreds
And tested the comfort
Of all the beds.

Chased my wool
All over the floor
Hissed and spat
At the dog next door,

And proved yourself
So brave and bold
For a tiny kitten
Only six weeks old.

You're now a black
Little fluffy ball
Curled up tight
Asleep in the hall.
By B. Hayes

Purrs and Hugs,
Your furiend always,
Talley

Come visit me, Talley COTD 01/02/2009, Ms Murphy COTD July 6th 2009, Angel Lucy-Fur COTD 10 18 2008, Pete COTM March 2011, Angel Maggie COTD March 7, 2013, Raven COTD 5/6/2009 & Angel Sylvia Seville (COTD June 12 2008).

08/19/2015 11:48.02 Report This Comment
Hi Tuck
I notice that you have not mewed to me lately.
You busy?.
We had big boomers last evening and all night rain. Wet this morning with 99% humidity.
I have been busy with my Furlip Files. I am up to Episode # 12 . And mom says I am being a very good writer sitting right here dictating to her.
Hope you cats are okay?
Purrs,
PD Budd

Come visit me, K. Uncle Buddy Budd (KUBB)..., Gracie Twinkle-toes, Now Summer!, Furlip Files-Under Arrest, PD Budd, 'Cat of Mystery' & The 2 Budd's -Research & Development.

08/19/2015 07:05.40 Report This Comment
Dearest Tuck,
Thanks so much! You are a darling! Mom is having serious issues with this computer. It takes "forever to move" It's wild. Anyway, have a wonderful evening and we love you!
Maggie and A Ginger

Come visit me, Queens Maggie & A. Ginger-Vote for Talley COTM.

08/18/2015 05:59.00 PM Report This Comment
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