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Abyssinian from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/ME/Standish/club-members.aspx' title='Standish, ME'>Standish, ME</a>

Murphy

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Hi! My name is Murphy

I am an Abyssinian from Standish, ME

Nicknames: my buddy. I AM A BLUE ABYSSINIAN! I turned 3 on March 10, 2009!It was a great day! I got COTD! What a beginning I have had. I almost died twice, once in a house fire as a kitten and once from a serious illness!

Age: 8 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: He survived a house fire. The past owner was a breeder of Abyssinian cats and only Murphy and his brother survived the fire. They were only three month old at the time. He recently survived a serious medical illness last week, and had a severe lung infection. He now rubs my legs constantly thanking me for spending $$$ lots of money at a long distance emergency clinic late one Sunday night. CAT OF THE DAY MARCH 10, 2008! Wow Thank you!

My favorite tricks and treats are: I come when I here my name, there may be treats for me! and FOOD! any kind! I love to eat!

Where I hang out: I love to sleep in my basket under the kitchen table. I sometimes sleep on a ling size bed when my owner is working!

My favorite grubs: turkey baby food to hide my medication. I love turkey slices. chicken homemade fresh!

My pet peeves: Don't pick me up! And please don't cut my nails! I hate it even though it needs to be done.

What I love about my owners: She care for me soooooooo much and trys no matter what to keep me healthy!

My cat hobbies: play with his other kitty friends "chase me". I love to keep in touch with my brother Reggie picture below. He lives in NJ with a special family too! We both were lucky to survived that tragic house fire.Other Kitties where not so lucky!

Pet motto: Always room for treats!

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Abyssinian rescue.My owner felt it was better to rescue kitties then get one from a breeder.

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I've had 15955 friends visit me.

I'm the 8,369th member on CatChannel.com.

3,571 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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Due to a change in website platforms, a necessary step to enhance and update the CAT FANCY magazine website, it will no longer be possible to host Club Cat. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Club Cat will close and members will no longer be able to accrue points. Members with sufficient reward points have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog. On Jan. 15, 2014, Club Cat members with 25 reward points or higher will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special prizes. Raffle prize winners will be notified after Jan. 31, 2014. Points for the final Cat of the Day will be awarded on Jan. 1, 2014. New programs similar to Cat of the Day will be announced with the launch of the new website, so look for further announcements. Thank you to everyone who joined Club Cat! 01/31/2014 12:00.00 AM
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"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 21
Today we have two stories of foster “mothers” who are actually male! In fact, our first story features three foster “mothers”. The first is a dog named Huckleberry, who one day managed to find a tiny kitten in his back yard. The tiny creature was less than a week old! Huck knew what to do, and went to his humans for help. His humans brought the tiny little bundle into the house, wrapped in a towel for warmth. He was dehydrated, starving, and had a massive eye infection.

This little baby, who became PADDY #99342, was bottle fed by his human Mom (the second foster mother), and once his infections cleared up his older feline brother COPPER #93709 took over the work of teaching Paddy how to play, use the litter box, and just generally be a cat.

Another male foster “mother” among our CC members is KOSHKA #108393. One day a young boy was given a tiny kitten that his classmate had found. He couldn’t keep the baby, but his mother knew someone who could help – her friend, Koshka’s Mom. Well, she and the little fluffball, who she named KATYA #108396, took to one another right away but of course Katya had to be kept separated from the older male Koshka until they could be properly introduced.

When her new human Mom had to leave Katya alone in her room, Koshka’s ears pricked up at the tiny peeps sounding from behind the closed door. He led his Mom back to the door and pawed at it in concern. When the door was opened, he ran to the kitten and began to snuggle and lick her. Katya and her big brother still like to snuggle to this day!

MORE DOGS! The story of Rosie the dog the other day got some kitties reminiscing. LEO #188022 tells us that when he was a tiny kitten the Zoo Crew’s two large canine members, JADA LYNN and LOKJE, also pitched in to help nurture him & his siblings. Lokje would pick up any kitten she felt needed attention and carry it gently to Mom & Dad. And Jada Lynn welcomed cuddles and even clumsy attempts to nurse from Leo when his fur mom was not available. They’re still the best of friends, as you can see by his profile picture.

When ANGEL KAYCEE #45862 joined her forever family at 6 weeks old, NIKKI the Chow Chow also stepped into the mothering role. This is all the more touching since the rest of Kaycee’s litter had been killed by a dog.
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to SISSY #6454, ANGEL GYPSY #114577, MOLLY MARISSA #147697, TRANCE #213341
>>Congratulations to BABY KNIGHT #13286, todays COTD!
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Special prayer request:
DOODLEBUG #189639 is still missing & her mom could use lots of loving support during this difficult time of uncertainty.
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~~ Vote COTD for CHARLIE & THE ENCLOSURE CATS #227153 ~~
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Come visit me, OJ & MJ's Wedding ~ Spanky Jack #38743 for COTM!, Evie ♥ Angel Shai, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, A. Mallow ♥ Oscar Jon~ our 1st anniversary!, K. Mike ♥ my darling Q. Lady Dolly, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥, Dame Mojo BB ~ won my first sailboat race (sorta) & Angel Shai & Evie's Wedding.

05/21/2012 01:52.35 PM Report This Comment
"Mikey's Meow-velous Mothers" - May 10
My campaign bus is chugging along, and once again I just want to take some time to thank all of those who are coming by with support as I bring you stories of special mom kitties. If anyone needs an extra dose of “happy ending” after today’s installment, the runners-up in Cat Fancy’s Against All Odds Rescue Cat Contest are up on Cat Channel’s home page.

Mother cats raise their kittens in all kinds of circumstances! Today we want to honour a couple of brave mama cats who did their best in some of the worst conditions. First up is ONYX, the mother of our own Max & Dex #103097.

Onyx had kittens on the way, again. Her humans never bothered to get her fixed, because they never had to worry about finding homes for her litters. They had a pair of pit bulls who (unimaginable, but true!) would take care of that problem for them. So once again, little Onyx got bigger and bigger, knowing that the dogs were watching and waiting.

This time was different, though. Some compassionate human had heard about this situation, and a rescue group called the Cat Coalition stepped in. This time, Onyx got to raise her litter of five and see them adopted into loving homes, before her big girl surgery retired her from motherhood with honours!

BALLERINA #137423 was originally named “Dumpy” after she was found in a car at the garbage dump at the age of 6 weeks. She grew to maturity and eventually had 3 kittens. When the kittens were old enough and a prospective adopter was told that she had to wait a couple of days to see them as they “needed to be cleaned up”, her rescue radar went on high alert.

She discovered the kittens being raised in a dog crate full of feces, with the mother locked in with them at night. Appalled, she wound up taking the entire family! Cleaned up, homes were soon found for the kittens and, with a new and much more flattering name, Ballerina still lives with the kind lady who rescued them.
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>>Happy Birthday wishes to ANGEL BUSTER #210737, SMOKEY & MOLLY #211603
>>Adoptiversary greetings to VELVET KNIGHT #10732, SAUSHA KNIGHT #22506, TEAKEE KNIGHT #25544, SAMMI SUE #79671
>>Congratulations to ANGEL DUSTY #54460, todays COTD!
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Special prayer requests:
WILLIAM ISAAC #213545, fighting heart disease.
PUSHKIN’S #205156 Grandpa is in the hospital & undergoing surgery this morning.
ANGIE #157287 of the GMG2 has crossed the Rainbow Bridge today to join her sister NEILA, who crossed earlier this week. Hugs and purrs to their loving Mom & Grandma, who will dearly miss these two little senior ladies.
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Come visit me, OJ & MJ's Wedding ~ Spanky Jack #38743 for COTM!, Evie ♥ Angel Shai, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, A. Mallow ♥ Oscar Jon~ our 1st anniversary!, K. Mike ♥ my darling Q. Lady Dolly, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥, Dame Mojo BB ~ won my first sailboat race (sorta) & Angel Shai & Evie's Wedding.

05/10/2012 03:52.26 PM Report This Comment
Hi
Hi my name is Princess! I have several nicknames including Tweet Tweet and Tweedlepunk! I like doing regular cat things such as annoying the dog, sun-bathing on sunny days, and playing with every type of toy! I also like to do odd things like taking baths and walking on a harness! I was adopted when I was 2 months old from a local shelter! I was found orphaned on the streets with an injury under my right eye and a crooked tail! I was put in a cage at the local shelter and stayed there for what seemed to be a long time! Then one day a lady came and she wanted a kitten! She looked at every cage and I was in the last one! She knew right away I was purrfect for her and I knew she was purrfect for me! We are now Best friends and she is the best mom a kitty could ever have! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME MARCH 10TH so I can be CC's COTD on March 11th! I would really appreciate any votes, as this will be my first COTD if I win!

Thanks have a Pawsome Day
Princess

Come visit me, Princess, Angels Sisters, (Estasha, Tigger, and Buttons), The Paws First Mewspaper (Now Hiring) & Tally.

03/04/2012 05:37.58 PM Report This Comment
Life blooms in a Bouquet of flowers--Happy Tuesday
A place of growth where the inner life is cultivated in harmony and relaxation, tranquil zen paradise.
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Advice from a GARDEN
Cultivate lasting friendships
Sow seeds of kindness
Listen to sage advice
Don't let the little things bug you
Be outstanding in your field
Take "thyme" for yourself
No Vining!
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The “warm” colors red, orange and yellow are stimulating & eye-catching.
RED flowers symbolize cheerfulness and happiness.
The color meaning of ORANGE are creativity, confidence, intuition, friendliness and the entrepreneurial spirit while YELLOW represents enthusiasm, cheerfulness, sense of humor, fun, optimism and intellectuality.

(> ” ” <).....Ton of Fun with color TUESDAY Vote!
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

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Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

01/24/2012 08:42.04 PM Report This Comment
Another thank you vote !!
((¯`v´¯)) Thank you ever so much !!! ((¯`v´¯))

I am truly honored to be selected for 9/26/11 Cat of the Day. Here's my vote to thank you.

Bravo, Yay, Rah-rah, Hip-hip-hooray, Whoopee, Woohoo, Yippie, Yee haw ... what else can I say ... so excited.
It’s a beautiful, memorable, exciting and purrfect jubilant day.

Sending many cheers, happiness and the very wishes to all my furrfriends. May everything go well for you and loved ones.

Happy smiles, dance around, bounce and pounce, head butts and purrs to you.

(> ” ” <)
( =’o'= )
(,,) - (,,) – Chloe

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

09/26/2011 06:31.31 PM Report This Comment
Hi Murphy
We just had to come have a peek at Murphy! Our Dad's Dad used to have a Murphy. He looked nothing like sleek little Aby you, though. He was big, orange & white & lived to be 15 or 16 years old. Why, he's right over there, dancing on the table at our COTD pawty!

Well, thanks to kitties like you, we get to be Angels of the Day, and Jezebel is also bursting with pride to be Rescue of the Day. We would like to hang our badges high & dedicate them to all of the little furry Angels from the CC Moms' & Dads' childhoods. Their stars are still shining brightly and we are proud to represent them today.

Thanks for coming by to share in our special day. We send purrs that you & your family are staying SAFE this weekend! -- Angels Jezebel & Pierre

Come visit me, OJ & MJ's Wedding ~ Spanky Jack #38743 for COTM!, Evie ♥ Angel Shai, ~ Angels Jezebel & Pierre ~, A. Mallow ♥ Oscar Jon~ our 1st anniversary!, K. Mike ♥ my darling Q. Lady Dolly, Angel Smokey ~ always in our ♥, Dame Mojo BB ~ won my first sailboat race (sorta) & Angel Shai & Evie's Wedding.

08/27/2011 06:43.24 PM Report This Comment
HELLO MAINE GANG !
Always brings a smile to my face to get a visit from you ! Thank you ALL for stopping by to vote for me . I hope you are all enjoying the lazy days of summer, staying cool if it’s too hot . : I hope you can picture this and find it as funny as I do. . . This true cat story unfolded in April 2011 at Leiston, Suffolk, England. Teresa Saunders heard the shrieking of a tortoise-shell tabby from the roof of a house so she dialled the emergency number 999 and asked for the fire
service.
At first the fire brigade did not attend but recommend Ms Saunders contact the RSPCA. However, when the RSPCA confirmed that the cat was in trouble the fire brigade responed. They sent two specialist "working at height" teams from Felixstowe, 30 miles away, and Bungay, 20 miles away. If that was not enough, they also sent a turntable ladder crew and support applicance were both sent from Bury St Edmunds, nearly 60 miles away. And the local crew from Leiston fire station, half-a-mile
away.
The result was five appliances and over 20 firemen were sent to rescue the
cat.
However the tabby ignored its would-be rescuers and, according to Ms Cosgrove, "jumped down of its own accord". Another witness, Ms Saunders, said: "It was perfectly fine as far as I could tell. It ran off as soon as it got down."* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Stop by and congratulate our COTD Spike Finch #26683 and PRAY for him ! He is VERY sick ! He is a long time, well loved CC friend to all. ! Birthday Central Page #73341 Who has a Birthday or Adoptiversary ? Todays Birthdays : Dino #93796 & Angel Moe #149380 & Misty #180491 * * * * OPEN COTD TODAY
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Rainbow Angel Kitties # 42912 & Visit an Angel. DON’T let our precious friends be forgotten !

For The Mews you need to know, The Mews Room
#46883
Go to the Photo Gallery and welcome a new member to CC. June is : Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Can YOU find room in you heart and your home for one more cat ? * * * * * * And Remember : Always, Take it EASY !

Come visit me, Crush, Thunderclan MHL Team Page, Trucker, Cashmere & Angel Easy Goin (K7/11) Capt. Thunderclan MHL.

06/08/2011 11:37.19 PM Report This Comment
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2899 ~*~GIOVANI'S COTD THANK YOU~*~
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was high 57 & low was 40 this morning, now it's 56 with humidity 47% & wind is 13 MPH. Thursday's suppose to be Morning Showers & High 55.

I am so pleased to see my buddy Gio 80098 has received his 2nd Cat of the Day Badge today 4/20/2011 in Honor of his momma Kathy. She would be so happy and proud of all the friends who came to make GIO ((King)) for the day. Not only did he get his Badge, but he also received his Cat Rescue of the Day Badge so momma Kathy would be doubley proud doing the HAPPY DANCE with GIO in her arms.
Please accept this message as THEIR Thank You to you ALL!!!!

Since we don't have access to his account to change his picture, we asked Boo Kitty 154855 and her sweet momma Jane to make a COTD frame for GIO and it's posted as my profile for a day or two and it will remain in my picture gallery. Thank You Boo Kitty and momma Jane for the beautiful frame for GIO.

You can read our messages on the CMR page 46883 as we try to make it a point to post one there everyday.

....~..:..*..:..~...PLEASE VOTE FOR...~..:..*..:..~....

**VOTE COTD on Thursday April 21, 2011 for:
FREE VOTE DAY on CC.

**Vote DOTD on Thursday April 21, 2010 for:
((( SURPRISE ))) on DC.

***Vote everyday in APRIL 2011 for our new
COTM candidate ~*~ SABRINA ANNE BELL 175550 ~*~
(((Congrats to April Queen Sheba 78518 for COTM)))

DOTM CANDIDATES ON DC FOR APRIL 2011 ARE:
~*~:<*>:SHELBY 103752:<*>:~*~
~*~:<*>:SNICKERS 178461:<*>:~*~
(((Congrats to April King Takoda 12316 for DOTM)))

HOTM CANDIDATES ON HC FOR APRIL 2011:
.~:*:~.:<*>:PIXIE DUST 101958:<*>:.~:*:~.
(((Congrats to April King Kootenai 161648 for HOTM)))

SAC CANDIDATES ON FOR APRIL 2011:
((( SMALL ANIMAL CHANNEL )))
(( COTM ~ Critter of the Month ))
.~:*:~.*NO INFORMATION*.~:*:~.
(((Congrats to April Queen Starfire 185580 for SAC~COTM)))

Here's a Knight Gang vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*)))

Come visit me, Q. Pappoose "Forever Sleep 4-10-2006 to 4-24-2012", BABY KNIGHT July 18, 1998 to May 20, 2010, Patch Girl Knight (OG) #12767 Photo: 7/02/2014, Suezee Knight (OG) #11528 Photo: 1/24/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 Photo 2/12/2014, Sassee Knight #10605 Photo: 3/27/2014, SIX Knight (Sweet Memories 5/15/01-7/03/06), Ebbonny Knight Forever Sleep 8/14/2000 to 3/9/2011, Sweet Pea ~ Forever Sleep 5-15-2001 to 2-25-2011, Tipper Claflin-Knight (7/15/1989 - 7/23/2008), BAHNEETAH KNIGHT #10641 PHOTO: 8/03/2013, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 Photo 1/19/2014, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 3/29/2013, K. RHOAMIN KNIGHT "JULY KING 2008" Photo:, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

04/20/2011 07:39.46 PM Report This Comment
Hi Murphy and family!
Thank you so much for coming over to help me celebrate my COTD! I was so surprised and happy to see that I had been given so many votes from my dear friends who had come to wish me a happy birthday the day before that I got another badge! Thank you for the good wishes and treats too!! Purrrrs, Jonesy

Come visit me, Sammy In Loving Memory, ♥ Robert ♥, Angel & our angels, Abba, Libby& Butty & ♥ Mr. Jones ♥.

03/06/2011 11:26.53 AM Report This Comment
Hi Murphy!
Thanks to all your fine family for visiting my pawty. Purrs - Kara

Come visit me, Moonlight Memorial Moss Garden, Kiska ♥ Trampy, Bennie, Viktor, Katya, Karamel' ♥ Sammins furever, Kuznetsa ♥ Eli & Koshka.

11/13/2010 11:02.32 AM Report This Comment
Thank you Murphy and kitties!!
I sure had a special day yesterday thanks to you and all of the other sweet CC kitties who came over to vote for me! Being COTD was fun. I loved meeting so many new friends and wowie all the gifts and good wishes. You kitties are the best! Love to all of you, Robert

Come visit me, Sammy In Loving Memory, ♥ Robert ♥, Angel & our angels, Abba, Libby& Butty & ♥ Mr. Jones ♥.

11/04/2010 09:44.04 AM Report This Comment
Hello Murphy and furiends,
I am almost speechless (and that doesn't happen often!). I am overwhelmed and honored after seeing so many friends, old and brand new, that came over to my page to vote for me yesterday and to congratulate me today! I got my own emails when I woke up... TWO of them! One said that I had won COTD and the other said I won Cat Rescue of the Day. (I didn't even know there was such a thing!)
I am so proud to be friends with all of you on the CC and very humbled by all the attention. I want to thank you all so much- from the bottom of my little furry heart. Love to all of you from your friend, Robert ?

Come visit me, Sammy In Loving Memory, ♥ Robert ♥, Angel & our angels, Abba, Libby& Butty & ♥ Mr. Jones ♥.

11/03/2010 07:24.51 AM Report This Comment
Hello
How are you? Mom has seen you and some of you siblings in the coolest cat contest the few times she has been there. She makes sure she votes for each of you! Stopping by with our vote for you.

Have a meowin' day!
The Georgia Gang

Come visit me, Angel June 012908,Prancer 0309,Joey924, littlebit, Tabitha (Simba's lady 3-16), Scooter, Sally in loving memory 04/07/09, Mr. Kitty RIP DadCat Jim, mittens, RIP Buttons 1/13/14 COTD 10-03 & Princess.

10/09/2010 08:47.05 AM Report This Comment
Thanx so much for making my COTD celebration so special! Here's a vote 4 u.

Fast Eddie and the Cruisers

Come visit me, Eddie.

08/14/2010 12:22.09 PM Report This Comment
Thanks so much for your vote for my COTD! Please come to my pawty this Friday! Come anytime and there is no "live" blogging during the pawty. We'll give our typists a break! Dress is casual, LIVE music by TMC (Toca, Mraz and the Cruisers) and catered by Elmer!

Left you a vote!

Fast Eddie & the Cruisers

Come visit me, Eddie.

08/13/2010 08:47.47 AM Report This Comment
=^..^=WINS WISDOM=^..^=
SQUAWK: This odd, sharp sound is often comical when it comes out of the mouth of an animal as dignified and self-possessed as a cat. It means she's been taken totally by surprise, so much so that she involuntarily makes this very un-catlike noise.

HISS: Some animal behaviorists suggest that cats learned to hiss by imitating snakes. That sounds a little far-fetched, but there's no mistaking that when a cat hisses, she's sending out a warning signal.

In the wild, they use this sound to scare off feline competitors or threating animals of other species. If the hiss is directed at you, you've annoyed your cat to the limits of her endurance and she's a heartbeat away from scratching or biting you.

It may even be that you've done something to cause a pang of physical pain, like stepping on her tail, so back off right away and look for what provoked this response. If your cat normally accepys a lot of physical contact and suddenly starts hissing when youy touch her, she might be telling you that she's in pain. You should take her to the Vet to find out the reason for the pain.

TOMORROW: GROWLS & CHATTER.

**PLEASE paw over to todays COTD, Jessie, and conCATulate her for getting getting her badge.**

~~~**PRAYERS*- *~~~
**PLEASE continue to send prayers to Kitty{18790} so he can find his way home. His family misses him very much.**

~~PLEASE pray for little GENO{183304} as she is fighting an eye infection~~


<FUN>
***Looking for fun and good times on CC? Why not join the Mouse Hockey League. Over 100 cats can't be wrong. If interested in joining please see Commissioner Caser{60584} or if you would like to join the DesPURRadoes, which is Buddy's new team, please see Buddy{69967} and sign up. Thanks!!***

Come visit me, LADY KELSEE ~Happy Summer~, K-WINSTON ~Basking in the Tropics~, KALI ~~Vacationing in the Tropics w/Elvis~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~I love my CC furiends!!~~, JESSE ~~Thank you all very much!!~~, KCK: 2014 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~Welcome New Angels~.

07/31/2010 09:25.59 PM Report This Comment
=^..^=WINS WISDOM=^..^=
OUR MEOWS: These are the vowel sounds of the feline language, and depending on the inflection, they're used to express a wide array of emotions. More then other types of vocalizations, your cats meows will have her own individuality stamped on them, so you'll have to work out what they mean by listening carefully over a period of time.

A short sharp series of meows means excitement. Your cat is anticipating something--dinner--and senses that you're beginning to takes steps to make this great event happen.

If the meow becomes higher-pitched and incessant, anticipation has turned into a demand. Something is wrong--dinner is late, the litterbox is dirty, someone is sitting in her favorite chair.

You must use your good judgement in responding to this type of meow because some of them may be ligitimate reminders that you've forgotten to do something you should have done.

If the litterbox needs to be cleaned, clean it--or your cat may create a new one in the back of your closet.

CONTINUED TOMORROW!

~~~PLEASE paw over and conCATulate Sahara on getting her COTD badge today!~~~

**~~~PRAYERS- ~~~**

**PLEASE continue to send prayers to Kitty{18790} so he can find his way home. His family misses him very much.**

~~PLEASE pray for little GENO{183304} as she is fighting an eye infection~~

<FUN>

*- **Looking for fun and good times on CC? Why not join the Mouse Hockey League. Over 100 cats can't be wrong. If interested in joining please see Commissioner Caser{60584} or if you would like to join the DesPURRadoes, which is Buddy's new team, please see Buddy{69967} and sign up. Thanks***

Come visit me, LADY KELSEE ~Happy Summer~, K-WINSTON ~Basking in the Tropics~, KALI ~~Vacationing in the Tropics w/Elvis~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~I love my CC furiends!!~~, JESSE ~~Thank you all very much!!~~, KCK: 2014 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~Welcome New Angels~.

07/29/2010 08:08.42 PM Report This Comment
=^..^=WINS WISDOM=^..^=
CHIRP: High-pitched, sharp and cheerful, a chirp is a common recognition sound. It might greet you when you walk through the door or you might hear it on other occasions when your cat spies something familiar and pleasant, like the sound of fresh food being put into his bowl.

MEWS: Mews are step below a full-blown 'meow' and they're used to express a desire for something the cat doesn't really feel he's entitled to. They have a tentative, inquisitive intonation - you might hear one while you're eating dinner and your cat decides just for the heck of it, to see if he can conjole you into tossing him a table scrap.

Because they sound so tentative and innocent, mews are difficult to say 'no' to. But if you don't, you're apt to encourage behavior that will end up annoying you if it's repeated too often.

Don't ignore the mew, but don't give in to it either. Respond with a firm "NO" and an affectionate pat on the head. Eventually, even the most persistent cat will realize the ploy isn't working and give up.

Of course, he'll probably try it again in a different situation. Your response should always be the same - a firm but affectionate denial.

If the mew has plaintive overtones, it could mean your cat is bored. First, make sure he isn't trying to con you out of something specific. Then, play with him for a little while, either with or without a toy. Boredom is one of the main problems indoor cats suffer from and failure to deral with it can lead to horrific behavior problems.

TOMORROW: OUR MEOWS!!!!


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07/28/2010 07:26.02 PM Report This Comment
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VOICING YOUR OPINION: Some cats are more chatty than others, but they all have a repertoire of vocal sounds that give excellent clues as to what's going on in their sometimes inscrutable minds.

Cat's give information with their voices, they welcome us home, they dermand food or attention, they complain, they panic, they protest, they show anger or indignation, they threaten and carry out courtship.

They do all these things using different sounds. Cats have a rich vocabulary. They even use their voices silently in the 'silent meow'. Scientists have distinguished at least 16 different cat sounds and cats themselves can probably distinguish countless more.

No one is suggesting that your cat is a linguist trapped inside a feline body. but cats do have an arsenal of sounds to make their feelings known. It's up to us to be attentive enough to figure out what they're trying to say.

A kitten has command of a full range of adult vocalizations by the time they are 12 weeks old. After that, exactly how he uses them depends on the enviroment he lives in.

Some breeds. the Siamese in particular, don'y need any encouragement at all to use thier voices. Others may have to be coaxed a bit, but all cats will develop a vocabulary of sounds based on what their human companions respond to.

TOMORROW: SILENT SAMS, CHATTY CATHYS & MURMURS.

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07/26/2010 07:10.53 PM Report This Comment
=^..^=WINS WISDOM=^..^= {I'M BACK}
MARKING THE SPOT: Cats are territorial and like to stake their claim to places and objects that are important to them. This could mean your favorite chair or even you, yourself. The way they do this is by 'marking', leaving their scent as a signpost to other cats that this particular area or object is 'taken'.

The most extreme form of 'marking' is spraying. Since this is regarded as a behavior problem, especially in cats who spend their time indoors, we'll talk about that later.

There are other forms of marking that aren't nearly as offensive - in fact most cat owners find them quite endearing.

HEAD BUTTING: This is what goes on when your cat, either diliberately or nonchalantly, walks up to you and gently rams his head into your shin. After this initial butt, he may rub his muzzle and the sides of his face against your leg. he may also do this with furniture and door frames.

A cat has scent glands near the corners of his mouth and on his cheeks. When he rubs his head against an object, he leaves a subtle odor of himself behind, a feline calling card, to let other cats know that he's been there and that they should be aware of his presence.

a domestic cat will do this even if there are no other cats in his enviroment. It's a deeply ingrained form of behavior that had an important territorial marking function in the wild where food was often scarce.. It's how cats establish a hunting ground for themselves, a way of discouraging competition. Males also do it in a usually unsuccessful attempt to keep other males away from a female in heat.

It's not an aggressive gesture, just a method of communication. When you are the object of this marking behavior, you should feel very flattered. Your cat is telling others of his kind that you are his 'special person'.

TOMORROW: The FULL-BODY RUB!!!!

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07/24/2010 09:03.56 AM Report This Comment
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BODY MOVES: There are certain gestures cats make with their whole bodies that you should be aware of. They are often misinterpreted.

ROLLING OVER: When a dog rolls over, it's an easy -to-read friendly gesture. He wants to have his belly rubbed. With cats, however, things aren't quite so simple. {Are they ever?...MOL}

In hostile cat-to-cat confrontations, one of the bristling kitties may suddenly roll over on her back. The other cat knows that her opponent is not giving up, but preparing for a very serious fight.

By rolling over on her back, she has deployed her full arsenal--both front and back feet are ready for action. If you've ever watched a cat who has captured a mouse or is just playing hunt with a stuffed toy, you've often seen the damage her hind feet can do.

On the other hand, many cats will flip over and expose their bellies to trusted humans. This does not mean they are in the midst of an identity crisis and they they've become a dog looking for a belly rub. Many a cat owner bears the scars resulting from such a mistake.

When your cat rolls over in a non-confrontational situation, she may be showing you how much she trusts you, but don't automatically assume that you're free to take liberties. Belly scratching may come in time and when it does, be flattered. Your cat has fully accepted you as her best pal.

TOMORROW: BRISTLING & ARCHED BACK

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07/21/2010 07:07.41 PM Report This Comment
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MOUTHING OFF: Remember the grinning Cheshire Cat that Alice encountered during her adventures in Wonderland?
Your cat is also capable of this smug, self-satisfied, all-knowing facial expression - and a lot more.

RELAXED MOUTH: This one is a no-brainer. Your cat is happy and congtent with her life, but she's not ecstatic or delirious with happiness. All the elements of her World are in their proper places and she's enjoying the tranquility.

SMILE: Every cat owner knows her cat can smile and this single gesture has made many a human feel just a little better about life in general. The feline smile is characterized by a subtle upward tilt at the corners of the mouth. No teeth show, but when you see it, you'll know what it is.

The smile is a supreme expression of happiness. You'll often see it on the face of a sleeping cat who's enjoying a pleasant dream.

TOMORROW: RAISED OR CURLED LIP & MORE!

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07/19/2010 07:03.18 PM Report This Comment
WINS WISDOM
VERY HOT HERE TODAY...83* at 11am!

SHARP SLAP; CLAWS SLIGHTLY PROTRUDED: Now, you're on thin ice. His aggrevation is mounting and he's giving you one last chance to surrender with honor. The next step in this escalating exchange is a sharper slap with claws fully exrended. Non-compliance after this warning will likely result in a scratch or a bite or both.

Should that happen, stop and think for a minute before you react. Your cat has been trying to warn you to ease up and you've been ignoring him. In a sense, you backed him into a corner and left her no choice but to bite or scratch.

Rather than resorting to punishment, let it be a lesson and pay close attention to her signals next time. More often then not, your cat will simply get up and walk away before pulling out his "BIG GUNS", but sometimes he might feel trapped or constrained and will respond with the weapons nature has provided him with.

TOMORROW: KNEADING.

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07/17/2010 08:32.28 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
~NOSE PATTING~: Here's another way cats have of melting their owners hearts. A soft, clawless pat on the nose from your kitty is about as good as it gets when it comes to a feline declaration of love & devotion.

~GENTLE SWAT; NO CLAWS~: She's telling you in a good-natured way to quit it--whatever 'it' is. No excuses, here. You're the problem.

However, this gesture, which is a throwback to the way a mother cat lets her kittens know she doesn't appreciate what they're up to, is directed at something specific and immediate, so it should be easy to figure out what you're doing to rile her.

~SHARP SLAP; NO CLAWS~: This is similar to the gentle swat above, but with greater emphasis. If, for example, you've been scratching her neck and she's had enough {unlike their canine counterpart, cats can get enough of a good thing}, she may give you this kind of a slap to emphasize her displeasure.

Tomorrow: SHARP SLAP, CLAWS SLIGHTLY PROTRUDING.

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07/16/2010 07:03.54 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
GRABBING: "Don't leave me" is the clear message conveyed by the dramatic gesture. Your cat is using every ounce of his world-class ability as a manipulator to lay a massive guilt trip trip on you for leaving him alone.

But as endearing as this behavior is, it can also indicate that a serious problem is brewing. If your cat is at his wits end when you leave him alone, he may channel his frustration into destructive activities--scratching the furniture, for example--that could end up driving a wedge between the 2 of you.

Make sure he has plenty of toys, or maybe even another cat pal to keep him busy during your absences.

WAVING: This is another gesture your cat often uses when he anticipates your departure and doesn't want you to leave him alone. He'll also use it to get an ear-scratch if he thinks you've been ignoring him.

Tomorrow: NOSE PATTING & GENTLE SWATS

~~~*Please pray for Lady Lucy{131485] as she continues to get well.*~~~

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07/15/2010 05:55.05 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
"PAWS" TO CONSIDER: Cat's, unlike dogs, use their paws for much more than walking around. They employ them to groom, probe their enviroment, subdue prey, express affection and--with their rapier-sharp claws extended--as a formidable weapon.

Along with other types of body language, they form part of the jigsaw puzzle that is your cats mysterious mind.

STROKING, CLAWS SHEATHED: This is one of your cats most intimate and loving gestures. When she gently puts her paw on your arm, she's telling you she thinks of you as her pal. It goes back to her days as a kitten, when she would stroke her mother and siblings--and be stroked in turn--in warm moments of blissful family happiness.

Tomorrow: GRABBING!

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07/14/2010 02:56.30 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
EYES: LARGE, PUPILS DIALATED. These defensive eyes are telling you that Kitty is ready to fight if he has to. Something's going on that he percieves as a challenge or a threat and he's letting you know that he's not going to let himself be pushed around.

While he may feel threatened, he doesn't feel cowed or intimidated. He's confronting a situation he's pretty sure he can handle. Unless you have a bandage handy, you'd be well-advised to give him a little space.

LARGE, PUPILS COMPRESSED & NARROW: This is also a danger signal. your cat is expressing aggression and that means he's hair-trigger close to an assault. Cat's know only too well that a good offense often makes the most effective defense.

Even more than the previous gesture, this is a clear danger signal that he wants to be left alone. Take stock of what has just occurred between the 2 of you and try not to repeat the behavior that provoked this negative reaction.

THIRD EYELID VISIBLE: cats have a third eyelid, called the nictitating membrane, which serves as a protective function. It's normally tucked away in the corner of the eye, but if you notice that it has been deployed, it could be a sign that your cat needs medical attention.

TOMORROW: PAWS to consider.

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07/13/2010 07:12.56 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
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EYES: WIDE OPEN: Your cat is relaxed, but alert and ready for an adventure. Offer to play with her or at least pick her up and give her a big hug.

SQUEEZED TIGHT, ALMOST SHUT: You've got one happy cat on your hands. Although it looks like your cat is expending a lot of effort to keep her eyes in this position, she's totally relaxed and content. Don't disturb her--let her enjoy the moment.

HALF-CLOSED: Unlike the previous 'look', this one appears effortless, almost as though your cat is drifting off to sleep. She may as well be. This is a sign of comfort and contentment.

If the cat is snuggling up to you when this look comes over her eyes, she's telling you that she really trusts you completely. If she does actually fall asleep while touching you, you've been fully accepted as an equal in her loving feline family.

TOMORROW: Large, pupils dialated.

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07/12/2010 06:11.51 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
THE EYES HAVE IT: The eyes, while less obvious than the tail and ears, also speak volumes about what's going on in your cats mind.

When you're assessing a cats general behavior, the eyes can be a dead giveaway to what's coming next.

So pay attention to your cats peepers, but do not stare at him. It's a fairly universal rule of animal body language that a stare is an aggressive and threatening gesture. Some experts say that domesticated pets no longer react that way, but better to be safe than to be misunderstood and sorry.

Your cat, of course, feels that it's perfectly okay to stare at you. But he's a cat, after all, and plays by his own rules. If you and your kitty do lock eyes for any length of time, make sure your other body language projects gentleness and acceptance. You wouldn't want to offend him, now, would you?

And remember, eye signals are subtle, so don't leap to any conclusions without taking a close look at other elements of your cats behavior.

Tomorrow: WIDE OPEN.

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07/11/2010 07:40.31 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
EARS: FLAT-BACK & AGAINST THE HEAD: Now her dander is up. She's beyond being annoyed and she is ready to fight. Another cat will immediately pick up on this dramatic gesture and know that she'd better back off or be prepared to put some teeth & claws into her posturing.

Flat ears are not necessarily a sign of aggression to come. Cats are too wily to telegrapgh their punches so obviously. Rather, she's saying that she really doesn't want to fight, but she will not flee from one either. She's putting the ball into the other cats court with the clear message that if she has to defend herself she will.

At the same time, she's making herself look smaller in an attempt to avoid provoking an attack by appearing to be non-threatening to the other cat. By pressing her ears so tight to her head, she's also protecting them should a battle break out.

In human terms, your cat is telling you that she's seriously angry, maybe a little bit afraid, and ready to lash out if you don't leave her in peace.

Ears back and flat can also mean that your cat is ill or in pain. Be careful how you approach her because she's frightened and the line separating fear and aggression is very thin in the feline World. If you can't determine any other cause, get her to the Vet.

TWITCHING: This doesn't carry a specific message. It's more an indicator of intensity, like an exclamation point at the end of a sentence. Your cat could be saying she is VERY angry, VERY frightened or VERY happy. You'll have to look closely at other body language for the clues to the twitch.

TOMORROW: The eyes have it!

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07/10/2010 08:49.46 PM Report This Comment
WINS WISDOM
EARS: FLAT-BACK & AGAINST THE HEAD: Now her dander is up. She's beyond being annoyed and she is ready to fight. Another cat will immediately pick up on this dramatic gesture and know that she'd better back off or be prepared to put some teeth & claws into her posturing.

Flat ears are not necessarily a sign of aggression to come. Cats are too wily to telegrapgh their punches so obviously. Rather, she's saying that she really doesn't want to fight, but she will not flee from one either. She's putting the ball into the other cats court with the clear message that if she has to defend herself she will.

At the same time, she's making herself look smaller in an attempt to avoid provoking an attack by appearing to be non-threatening to the other cat. By pressing her ears so tight to her head, she's also protecting them should a battle break out.

In human terms, your cat is telling you that she's seriously angry, maybe a little bit afraid, and ready to lash out if you don't leave her in peace.

Ears back and flat can also mean that your cat is ill or in pain. Be careful how you approach her because she's frightened and the line separating fear and aggression is very thin in the feline World. If you can't determine any other cause, get her to the Vet.

TWITCHING: This doesn't carry a specific message. It's more an indicator of intensity, like an exclamation point at the end of a sentence. Your cat could be saying she is VERY angry, VERY frightened or VERY happy. You'll have to look closely at other body language for the clues to the twitch.

TOMORROW: The eyes have it!

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07/10/2010 09:50.52 AM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM!
GIVING YOU AN EARFUL: Next to the tail, the ears are the most visible parts of a cats anatomy and they, too, are easy to read once you know how.

RELAXED & ROTATING: Your cat is in her element, regally surveying her domain. She's calm and confident, scanning her enviroment for interesting things to do. Her ears are like a radar antenna, tuned into the World at large, waiting for a fascinating blip to appear on the screen.

ERECT & FACING FORWARD: Now your cat is alert and focused. She still feels in control of the situation, but something or someone has captured her attention and she's attentively waiting for more information.

Your cat will give you this look if you've signaled that you're ready to play with her and she's in the mood to reciprocate. Be flattered, she's hanging on to your every word.

More tomorrow.

*~~Please pray for TINKIE{18386}. She went to the Vet and has an enlarged heart and may have Cancer. The Vet seen masses during an x-ray. Tinkie is Jesse's Bride to be, Tweetie's sister., part of the Cincy Kitties.~~*

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07/08/2010 06:58.34 PM Report This Comment
WINS WISDOM
GIVING YOU AN EARFUL: Next to the tail, the ears are the most visible parts of a cats anatomy and they, too, are easy to read once you know how.

RELAXED & ROTATING: Your cat is in her element, regally surveying her domain. She's calm and confident, scanning her enviroment for interesting things to do. Her ears are like a radar antenna, tuned into the World at large, waiting for a fascinating blip to appear on the screen.

ERECT & FACING FORWARD: Now your cat is alert and focused. She still feels in control of the situation, but something or someone has captured her attention and she's attentively waiting for more information.

Your cat will give you this look if you've signaled that you're ready to play with her and she's in the mood to reciprocate. Be flattered, she's hanging on to your every word.

More tomorrow.

*~~Please pray for TINKIE{18386}. She went to the Vet and has an enlarged heart and may have Cancer. The Vet seen masses during an x-ray. Tinkie is Jesse's Bride to be, Tweetie's sister., part of the Cincy Kitties.~~*

Please stop by and congratulate today''s COTD, Nutty Buddy. Thanks!

This heatwave still has us in it's grips, so please be careful if you must venture outside if you live in the Midwest and East Coast. Make sure your pawrents take plenty of ice water with them if they must venture outside.

Come visit me, LADY KELSEE ~Happy Summer~, K-WINSTON ~Basking in the Tropics~, KALI ~~Vacationing in the Tropics w/Elvis~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~I love my CC furiends!!~~, JESSE ~~Thank you all very much!!~~, KCK: 2014 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~Welcome New Angels~.

07/08/2010 02:44.31 PM Report This Comment
WINSTON'S WISDOM
THE TELL-TALE TAIL: Arched downward: Your cat is feeling feisty--it's not the best time to roughhouse with her or to tease her. These moments of non-specific aggression are usually short-lived and your cat should be back to her friendly self in no time, if you don't do anything to further aggrevate her.

Between the legs: This is one type of tail-speak that cats share with dogs. It's a sign of extreme fear and submission. If the terrifying conditions persists, your cat may curl herself into a ball with her tail wrapped tightly around her.

If this behavior is in response to another cat, a fight is not very likely to ensue. Your cat has run up a white flag and the aggressor will correctly interpret it as a sign that she's won her point and doesn't have to persue the conflict to a more drastic level.

But if a cat behaves this way in the absence of a strange and threatening feline, something is very wrong. No cat should ever look this way in the presense of a human. It's an alarm bell that's she's the victim of cruel treatment. It's your responsibility to evaluate how every member of your household is dealing with this badly frightened kitty.

There's another important reason not to ignore a between-the-legs submissive tail. It's one of the ways cats show you that they're not feeling well. It should alert you to watch for other signs of illness that might indicate the need to see her Vet.

Tomorrow: Twitching Tip & Casual.

Come visit me, LADY KELSEE ~Happy Summer~, K-WINSTON ~Basking in the Tropics~, KALI ~~Vacationing in the Tropics w/Elvis~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~I love my CC furiends!!~~, JESSE ~~Thank you all very much!!~~, KCK: 2014 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~Welcome New Angels~.

07/06/2010 01:08.50 PM Report This Comment
WINSTONS WISDOM! Happy 4th. 95* today
THE TELL-TALE TAIL: The very expressive tail is the easiest part of your cats anatomy to read. It's right out there for the World to see and it's movements tend to be pretty straight forward--once you know the clues.

WAGGING: Dogs wag their tails to express happiness, but with cats it is a much different story. A wagging feline tail means your cat is in conflict about something. Maybe she senses the approach of a threat and is wrestling with the question: "Should I stand and fight or should I get out of here?"

Unlike a dog, who'd be disappointed if you didn't respond to it's wagging tail, cats appreciate being left alone so they can devote their full attention to scanning their enviroment for clues that will help them make up their minds. So, do her a favor and don't cloud her airwaves with a lot of human static until she begins to exhibit more accepting body language.

HORIZONTAL LASHING: This is a tail that means business--ignore it and your cat is likely to reinforce her point with fang and claw. The angry tail usually starts out slowly and builds in intensity as the degree of the cats aggrevation rises.

Sometimes she'll thump it against the ground or a convenient object, another signal that's she's about to reach her boiling point. If her hair begins to bristle, she's about to pop her cork.

Your cat is telling you that something is bothering him. If it's something you're doing, he's giving you fair warning to stop. If it's inspired by another cat, the fur may be about to fly.

Anger often goes paw in paw with fear, so this tail could also be telegraphing that your cat is frightened. Take a careful inventory of his enviroment, and that includes you, and remove the cause.

Tomorrow: the High & Straight tail.

ConCATulations to our COTD Trouble & Mitzi, please paw by and paw your congrats today!

Come visit me, LADY KELSEE ~Happy Summer~, K-WINSTON ~Basking in the Tropics~, KALI ~~Vacationing in the Tropics w/Elvis~~, WINSTON'S PIZZERIA~*since 2008*, SHEBA~~I love my CC furiends!!~~, JESSE ~~Thank you all very much!!~~, KCK: 2014 TEAM PAGE~~Go KCK!!! & Angels Jinx & Shadow~Welcome New Angels~.

07/04/2010 06:26.07 PM Report This Comment
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