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

K. Spanky-Jack

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Hi! My name is K. Spanky-Jack

I am Domestic Shorthair from Queens Village, NY

Nicknames: Jackie, Jackson, Panky, Little Jackie Paper, Jack the Ripper, Jackson Brown, Spanky-Jackson,- Trouble and Tippytoes (given to me by my friend Munchie)

Age: 9 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: I can open cabinet doors - even without the use of thumbs!

My favorite tricks and treats are: I roll over when I am talked to sweetly. and I love people tuna. I also like Temptations, Party Mix and Crispies.

Where I hang out: My favorite hang out spot used to be inside the center portion of the couch. I hid there for three weeks straight when my new family first brought me home. Now, I love to sleep on any available bed and I love the front window of the porch during the day. It is great people and bird watching!

My favorite grubs: I like to eat pretty much everything, but I love people tuna and whipped cream (which I really shouldn't have too much of). I also like a special treat every once in a while - I love to nip at toes and ankles.

My pet peeves: I don't particularly like the vacuum cleaner. I also don't like kisses, unless I am half asleep.

What I love about my owners: Wellll, let's see. I love that they rescued me from the shelter. I have a big house to play in. I also like that they don't get too mad at me when I chew papers and stuff. They love to give kisses and hugs, and although I don't sit still for that too much, I do secretly like it!

My cat hobbies: I LOVE to chew on anything paper or cardboard. I also like to play and run around a lot. Zooming up and down the stairs is one of my favorite things to do.

Pet motto: I LOOK innocent, therefore I AM!

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How We Met

The way my family tells me is that their 21 year old cat had just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, and they thought that they would take a look in a shelter the next week, just to see if there were any kittens that caught their eye. They went to Bide-A-Wee on Long Island (where I luckily was) and looked at a few cats, but none of them were "the one." Finally, as they were taking one last look around, they saw a small cat (me) in the back of a cage, hidden under a towel. They asked to take a look at just one more. So, the Bide-A-Wee people put us in a room together, and not only did I apparently catch their eyes that day, but I caught their hearts as well (yayy). That wasn't an easy task, because they were really attached to my late brother, Wheezer (whom I never met, but wish I had).

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Hi Spanky Jack, it's me Talley,
COTM DAY 28
We have a short blog and a long poem today.
I wanted to mention another way to help shelters. It’s something that dad has been doing for quite a while, and we almost forgot to mention it to you. It’s easy, doesn’t cost anything and provides funding for almost any charity that you can think of.
Most of us order things from Amazon, and they have a program called Amazon Smile. You sign up, and then whenever you make a purchase a, small donation is made to the charity you selected.
The small amounts add up, our local “No More Homeless Pets’ told us that they receive almost two hundred dollars a month.
Just a thought, and now our poem....
WHY OWN A CAT
There's a danger you know.
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow.
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger
One cat is not trouble, and two are so funny,
The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey
The fifth is delightful, the sixth ones's a breeze.
You find you can live with a houseful, with ease.
So how 'bout another? Would you really dare?
They're really quite easy, but Oh Lord, the hair!
With cats on the sofa and cats on the bed,
And crates in the kitchen, its no bother, you said.
They're really no trouble, their manners are great.
What's just one more cat and one more little crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty.
The floor is all footprints, the furniture's dusty.
The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
Who minds a few noseprints and a little more hair?
So let's keep a kitten, you can always find room.
And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.
There's hardly a limit to the cats you can add
the thought of a cutback, sure makes you feel sad.
Each one is special, so useful, so funny,
The food bill grows larger, you owe the vet money.
Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay,
Except other cat folks, who live the same way.
Your lawn has now died and your shrubs are dead, too.
Your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.
There's cat food and vitamins, grooming and shots
And entries and travel and motels, which cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?
Then that favorite comes up and climbs in your lap.
His look says you're special and you know that you will
Keep all of the kittens in spite of the bill.

Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout
At the cats on the sofa, who refuse to get up.
The cats and the cat shows, the travel, the thrills
The work and the worry, the pressure, the bills.
The Whole thing seems worth it, the cats are your life.
They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won't be the same.
Yes, those cats are addictive and so's the cat game!
Author Unknown

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).

08/28/2015 06:48.17 PM Report This Comment
15846 >*< KNIGHTS UPDATES & PHOTOS >*<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 81 & Low was 63 this morning, now it's Cloudy; 81 with humidity 37% & wind is 2 MPH NNE. Saturday's suppose to be Cloudy/Rain & High 73.

RECORD HIGH: 97 set in 8/28/1931.
RECORD LOW: 41 set in 8/28/1985.

~...~♥~...>*<...~♥~ KNIGHT FAMILY NEWS ~♥~...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ Listen up!!!! You remember that orange Tabby Tomcat that's been hanging around in our back yard???? Well, he's still here and has gained a little weight so he's not so gauntly looking. But guess what???? He finally let mom pet him about a week ago and still lets mom pet him some!!!! Mom was thrilled to achieve that. Mom also gave him a name and is getting him used to hearing it. Mom thought of a few names to fit him and has decided to call him ..... Sonnjae (pronounced Son Jay).
Mom also took lots of pictures of him and added seven (7) into my gallery.

♥ Mom called (Jazpyr's #10428 littermate sister) TOEBEE'S Momma Judy on Thursday afternoon to see how TOEBEE is. She is doing ok and continues to eat and drink water. Momma Judy did find another lump which makes two now.

♥ SAUSHA #22506 has calmed down enough as not to be so scared when mom goes in their room. She comes to mom again as she had in the past before her sickness. She loves the laser light and chases it all around in their room. Dad and mom are impressed by her fastness at it and so cute!!!!

♥ I am feeling lots better, too, and taking my Simplicef antibiotics for mom with no issues. Mom says I'm usually a good boy when taking my meds.

♥ UPDATE ON WHYSKRS #10378
Whyskrs continues to be on his diet even thru all of us that has been sick. Mom has not stopped him on that.
Since April 2, 2015 at his official weight of 25.2 lbs. he now weighed in at 22.3 lbs. on August 17, 2015.

~...~♥~...>*<...♥ COMMUNITY CAT NEWS ♥...>*<...~♥~...~

ADOPTIVERSARIES & FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES:
NONE LISTED FOR SATURDAY - 8/29/2015

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 ...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~:*:~. TALLEY #88476 #223639 ~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~*~. SEBASTIAN & RBB POLY #75212 .~*~. on DC.

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}
~

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: 5/26/2015, Suezee Knight - Photo: 7/13/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 ♥ Photo: 5/25/2015, SASSEE "Forever Sleep 5-01-2004 to 10-02-2014", 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: 7/31/2015, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 Photo 6/12/2015, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 11/06/2014, K. RHOAMIN #2921 {July King 2008} Photo 8/27/2015, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

08/28/2015 05:06.44 PM Report This Comment
Thanks a bunch, Spanky Jack,
for helping me celebrate my Adoptiversary and for the celebration cupcakes with catnip sprinkles.

I can't believe it was eight years ago today I found my forever family and spent that very first night snuggled up with Mom & Dad. That day also made it possible to find this awesome CC family and my forever love Lady Dolly too. What a lucky tom I am!

My thoughts are definitely with my sweetheart's Mom today, and I know that she can feel all the loving thoughts and prayers coming her way from all of us. -- Mike

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ vote Talley #88476 daily in Aug, Angel Jezebel ~ Love lives on, K Mike loves Q L Dolly always~my 8th Adoptiversary, 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!.

08/28/2015 03:11.46 PM Report This Comment
Joey & je sommes épris de Paris!
(Joey & I are loving Paris)
C'est l'endroit parfait pour passer notre deuxième lune de miel. (It's the perfect place to spend our second honeymoon.)
Les sites & sons sont magnifiques & nous allons rappeler ce voyage pour le reste de notre vie! (The sights & sounds are magnificent & we'll remember this trip for the rest of our lives!) Mon Français s'améliore aussi...MOL! (My French is improving too...MOL!)

I was totally surprised when I woke up this morning & found out I was the COTD!! I called home to meow at Patches & she said she'll do her final family blog next Monday so that I can meow at everyfur today since I'm the star in the spotlight. Thank you to the kitties that pounced by my page yesterday to paw me a vote to make this special day possible!

I'm sending everyone a bottle of french catnip champange, a small Eiffel tower decoration, & an assortment of French cookies on the next plane out so be watching for them to arrive as you pounce by to celebrate with me on my page today.

Well Joey is getting a little impatient about getting to the Louvre so I'd better get my tail moving. Thank you again for the honor of being today's COTD!

Câlins affectueux, (loving hugs)
Fluffinella

Come visit me, Q Trixie~Vote TALLEY #88476 COTM in August, Piggy & Sneakers~TALLEY #88476 for COTM, Monkey~Vote TALLEY #88476 daily in August, Fluffinella ♥Joey~Thank U for COTD, ♥Angel Sherman♥, ♥Angel K Zaboo♥, ♥Angel Cloudy♥, Special Memories page & Patches.

08/28/2015 08:54.04 AM Report This Comment
PS
Somebody pointed out that we didn't have the time complete. It is 1pm EST. Thank goodness they were sharp enough....ahhh, you know mom,right? MOL!
Maggie and A Ginger

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

08/28/2015 08:22.34 AM Report This Comment
Dear Spanky-Jack,
We are so happy that you're attending tomorrow. It's going to be a dinner-grand opening of the "Cathouse on the Queens"!
Love ya,
Maggie and A Ginger

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

08/28/2015 08:20.33 AM Report This Comment
yuppers
lovely weather all through this coming weekend, but with increas ing humidity which is already hitting janet like a ton of bricks seeing she's blowing her nose, is headachey and will have to take something for that before she leaves for work and maybe nasal spray too and eye drops to help with itchy eyes. allergies too are getting worse thanks to grasses and ragweed plus a few others out there, but she says she ignores it and goes on with her life, nothing but to! got corn and lima beans to freeze and more limas this weekend more than likely or maybe janet will let those sit, but not the pole or ground string beans those will have to be checked. sandy,ab,haley,angels

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

08/28/2015 01:35.45 AM Report This Comment
Dear Spanky-Jack,
Your mom is a wonderful woman!! Thank you again for your real great help!
Love,
Maggie and A Ginger

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

08/27/2015 06:14.57 PM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack, 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 12:15.29 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 07:35.15 AM Report This Comment
can you believe
that with all janet had going on she didn't get offline till 4:15 yesterday? at least mommy didn't complain like she's con-stantly doing to janet to get off and have a life outside of it which she does when she walked down to the belchertown line and back via the elf hill loop and then picked things in her garden outback and weeding the front flower/herb garden took her till 9:30 and had to wash her hair all itchy so with that done she felt it necessary to do this instead of husking the corn and getting that frozen as well as lima beans otherwise she'd have been online likely till 6 or after and not good evenings are family time! sandy,ab,haley,angels

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

08/27/2015 01:47.09 AM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack!
Thanks! We had a lot of fun working on the sanctuary! You did a great job on the exterior painting, and single-pawed, too. You ROCK, dude, and this sanctuary is going to really be something else! -- Mike & A. Mallow

Come visit me, Family Scrapbook ~ vote Talley #88476 daily in Aug, Angel Jezebel ~ Love lives on, K Mike loves Q L Dolly always~my 8th Adoptiversary, 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 06:35.33 PM Report This Comment
15835 >>*<< KNIGHTS UPDATES & PRAYERS >>*<<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 89 & Low was 50 this morning, now it's Partly Sunny; 89 with humidity 15% & wind is 4 MPH WSW. Saturday's suppose to be Partly Sunny & High 86.

RECORD HIGH: 96 set in 2014.
RECORD LOW: 40 set in 1980.

~...~♥~...>*<...~♥~ KNIGHT FAMILY NEWS ~♥~...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ Well, guess I best tell you that I haven't been feeling too well lately!!!! Mom had SUSPICIONS about me so here's what happened; mom followed me all around the house when I was awake. Said she didn't trust me since I peed on the kitchen counter Monday. She followed me til I decided to use the potty box.

♥ TUESDAY morning 8/25; Mom managed to get a urine sample Monday night so she took it in to The Veterinary Hospital right after she did her morning kitty chores then came back home. Mom then left about 10:00am as she had to go clean an elderly gentleman's (Bud)home which she does once per month. Shortly after mom got home, Dr. Nancy called mom about 2:30 confirming mom's suspicion about as I do have a UTI so a bit later mom had to go pick up the antibiotic Simplicef 100mg pills. Mom had Dad kitty sit me so I wouldn't pee inappropriately.

♥ SAUSHA #22506 does good then a few days or so goes by when she will vomit so mom calls it in to have it on Record. She has one more day left on her antibiotic. Mom misses her loud purring as she rarely does that anymore.

~...~♥~...>*<...♥ COMMUNITY CAT NEWS ♥...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ PRAYERS for BLUE #88846; PEACHES #197191 & NUDY #3476 also Momma Carole has their Dad/Husband Bernie went to his Forever Sleep Tuesday morning (8/25) at Hospice.

...~:♥:~...FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES...~:♥:~...
♥ MUFFY #217963 - 8/27/2011

ADOPTIVERSARIES: NONE LISTED FOR THURSDAY - 8/27/2015

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 ...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~:*:~. TALLEY #88476 #223639 ~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~*~. SEBASTIAN & RBB POLY #75212 .~*~. on DC.

No, mom won't let me eat anything other than my food and treats cuz of all my health issues!!!!

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}
~

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: 5/26/2015, Suezee Knight - Photo: 7/13/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 ♥ Photo: 5/25/2015, SASSEE "Forever Sleep 5-01-2004 to 10-02-2014", 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: 7/31/2015, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 Photo 6/12/2015, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 11/06/2014, K. RHOAMIN #2921 {July King 2008} Photo 8/27/2015, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

08/26/2015 05:26.03 PM Report This Comment
Dear Spanky-Jack,
Hi there my friend! How are you today? Mom is running around crazy today! Busy, busy. The weather outside is blah, cloudy and chilly but will be in the 90*s next week. We really hate to see summer ending.
Love and kisses,
Maggie and A Ginger

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

08/26/2015 04:23.14 PM Report This Comment
Hello K Spanky
According to Catster magazine, tomorrow is National Pet Day. I sure hope that Mommy will get me a pet. Maybe a goldfish. Or a cute little bunny. I would love to have a furry, cuddly bunny rabbit. But Mommy says that Casper Todd and I would pester it too much & worry it to pieces. Wonder why she thinks that?!

Happy National Pet Day!
Kisses,
Q Sissy
             

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

08/26/2015 12:41.44 PM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack, 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 10:42.13 AM Report This Comment
water fun day!
that sun is sure hot out there and it's only 9:45 and janet's gotten all but the corn shucked and lima beans and string beans seperated and put into the fridge as she'll maybe do those out-side sitting in the shade this afternoon, depends as she also picked the biggest of the peaches out from our tree and some of the smaller ones, came inside and washed her hair then helped mommy to sort lima beans, string beans and the 3 tomatoes she found outside in the gardens. her ground string beans the 3rd planting after being underneath the netting half of last month and the first few this are doing great and she should get beans from two rows and some on the south flower/herb and front flower/herb garden in 1-2 weeks as the heat of upper 80s and lower 90s all next week should help with things to come in a bit quicker and help her tomatoes from seed to take off more too. she's still got to shuck some corn the last she picked last weekend and freeze up some lima beans she did then as well. also if time permits shell this lot of limas or wait till the next picking this coming weekend. sandy,ab,haley,angels

Come visit me, ana bonana and haley & sandy, angels maitai, poppy, puffy, ralph mouth.

08/26/2015 06:57.21 AM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack!
Thank you! so glad that you enjoyed it and that you were happy with how your fine work and the other volunteers work was credited :)

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/26/2015 06:57.06 AM 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

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08/26/2015 02:14.35 AM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack
Well....I sure don't know what happened to Summer, but it kinda disappeared for a few days. This morning when we got up it was only 53* out there and only got to 70* for a high today! Gonna be a cool week, but by the weekend we will back in the 80's.

Mom found someone to help her out with the computer desk. It is her neighbor, Brad and he is a strong guy...he works as a bouncer at a night club..he helped out mom before he went to work for the night...he bought her used {NEW to mom} desk inside and took her old one out and put it on the back porch...mom took it all apart and left all the parts on the porch.

Mom got the new desk all set up with her stuff and even got her computer set up and did it right...that was all catfusing with all the wires and hookups, but mom did it and she even got the Internet set up properly...yay for mom!

We were all outside and then it started to rain..not a lot, but it still rained and so we all came inside til it stopped...now it is getting cool again!

Mom is feeling better today..she was feeling kinda funny earlier when she came home, but she was fine...no dizziness or anything, so mom wasn't sure why she felt funny...she goes in for her MRI next week.

You know, it sure gets dark earlier now, doesn't it? It used to stay light til 9:30pm and now it isn't 9:00 and it is dark already..goodness!! Soon it will be Autumn!

Have a pawsome evening!
Purrs~~~~
Jesse >^..^<

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08/25/2015 06:02.36 PM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack, 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

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08/25/2015 05:43.17 PM Report This Comment
Dear Spanky-Jack,
Oh my goodness! Those are lovely colorful images for the sanctuary! I was just going to ask(sorry) if your mom could possibly spruce up the logo and the award trophy which is going to put up on my profile?? I feel as we are asking too much but your mom is the woman!!!(like da man)..MOL. Yea!! Let me know if your mom can do that please. She's tearing out her hair and will not be able to cook up anything for Saturday. They are really great looking! (mom looking at the images).
Your mom is so kind!
Love,
Maggie and A Ginger

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08/25/2015 04:47.48 PM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack
Sorry, but Mom has not been up to blogging because she is very sad at what is happening to Janada. We hope that the hospice is able to keep her comfortable. We are getting along just fine and Lollipop's kitty from Mars photo is at the bottom of my page.
She was very badly matted so she got a lion cut. Hugs,
Luigi

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08/25/2015 06:47.54 AM Report This Comment
sleepover tonight/water fun tomorrow
bring your rain gear, round one of the bad boomers has moved through to the west of us on the other side of the ct. river and so the worst is yet to come between 10-3 this afternoon with more before that and after that till around 5 or so we last heard last night as janet just looked at twc maps in motion the worst stayed into the berkshires and going northeast from there, so more to come. just hoping she doesn't get caught in torrent-ial downpours like she/nat did on their way home from grocery shopping last friday! sandy,ab,haley,angels

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08/25/2015 01:57.10 AM Report This Comment
hi k spanky
goliath laid down on momma's bed as usua tonightl. but seemed different so momma took the hard pastic collar from his neck and he rolled over on his back and cuddled into momma's arms with his nose buried against her neck
momma laid there with him that way till she had to (excuse this) pee when she got up well of course goliath did too and "said" momma I need to pee too. momma at this ppoint took the much larger "soft collar" off (it kept him from reaching past the hard one to lick

anyhoo, momma just spent a very breathless and painful 25 minutes what with her copd and back problems, walking goliath round our 1 acre yard with his leash in one hand and her glock 45 in the other ( not taking any chances on that scum bag that was breaking in her bedroom window last sunday nite) for protection. anyway goliath had the best time in four weeks and when he got a bit fast for momma all she had to do was say my bubba too fast and he would stop and let momma catch up and then walk slower for her.

aww momma will always wonder why a doggie cant just walk out in the yard and pee or poop instead of making at least 3 trips over the same area and then wind up coming right back to the place he started to begin with to poop

aaahhhh the tings we do for our furkids.
again thank all of yall so very much for ur prayers and to momma janet( dean and fam) and momma Irene, queen Maggie and a ginger, and momma Amanda( k whiskers and fam) for the donations they sent to help with goliath's vet bill. it helped so much regardless that I still am facing a 900.00 bill at this time. it will all come around and be handled by god's or momma's efforts

loves yall
p thundie and ga clan and momma deb

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08/24/2015 09:49.49 PM Report This Comment
hi k spanky
goliath laid down on momma's bed as usua tonightl. but seemed different so momma took the hard pastic collar from his neck and he rolled over on his back and cuddled into momma's arms with his nose buried against her neck
momma laid there with him that way till she had to (excuse this) pee when she got up well of course goliath did too and "said" momma I need to pee too. momma at this ppoint took the much larger "soft collar" off (it kept him from reaching past the hard one to lick

anyhoo, momma just spent a very breathless and painful 25 minutes what with her copd and back problems, walking goliath round our 1 acre yard with his leash in one hand and her glock 45 in the other ( not taking any chances on that scum bag that was breaking in her bedroom window last sunday nite) for protection. anyway goliath had the best time in four weeks and when he got a bit fast for momma all she had to do was say my bubba too fast and he would stop and let momma catch up and then walk slower for her.

aww momma will always wonder why a doggie cant just walk out in the yard and pee or poop instead of making at least 3 trips over the same area and then wind up coming right back to the place he started to begin with to poop

aaahhhh the tings we do for our furkids.
again thank all of yall so very much for ur prayers and to momma janet( dean and fam) and momma Irene, queen Maggie and a ginger, and momma Amanda( k whiskers and fam) for the donations they sent to help with goliath's vet bill. it helped so much regardless that I still am facing a 900.00 bill at this time. it will all come around and be handled by god's or momma's efforts

loves yall
p thundie and ga clan and momma deb

Come visit me, QUEEN JOSIEMAE PLEASE PRAY FOR MY K MONTY 205803, MONTGOMERY AND JOSIEMAE'S WEDDING PAGE, ANGEL SCOOTER LETS PRAY FOR ALL OUR SICK ONES, COUNTESS A DOODLEBUG; MY LOVE TO MY A SUMMY, PRINCE SIR THUNDERFOOT 210289 & PUTTIN DOWN THE HWY WITH MY GAL SHEEBS.

08/24/2015 09:49.46 PM Report This Comment
Hey Spanky-Jack!
My Mom is getting a late start on CC today. She went grocery shopping this morning and after lunch she sat in the dentist's chair for 1 1/2 hours. He drilled two fillings out & made two temporary crowns. Fortunately the teeth, one upper and one lower, are both on the left side. Her mouth is almost back to normal now. Better her than me! MOL. Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect evening. Kitty Kisses. Legend

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08/24/2015 05:35.33 PM Report This Comment
15823 >>:*:<< KNIGHTS' HAPPENINGS >>:*:<<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 82 & Low was 48 this morning, now it's Partly Sunny; 82 with humidity 21% & wind is 4 MPH WNW. Tuesday's suppose to be Mostly Sunny & High 84.

RECORD HIGH: 96 set in 8/24/2010
RECORD LOW: 41 set in 8/24/2009

~...~♥~...>*<...~♥~ KNIGHT FAMILY NEWS ~♥~...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ SATURDAY 8/22; Mom and dad went to Wal*Mart one more roll of the plastic edging which was on sale for $3.00 less plus they got some shoes, a big bag of Preen Weed Preventer and a few other items. When they got home, mom realized she forgot to get a couple pair of jeans for herself. Later that evening mom planted her Mexican Orange tree in the ground that she had in a pot and her Re-blooming Pink Josie Lilac that came earlier this year from an order.

♥ SUNDAY; Mom had to get dad up at 6:00am as he was going fishing with his nephew David on the Florence, Oregon coast. The Comcast Tech guy came about 9:00am as the new DVR was messing up so bad Saturday that mom couldn't even watch TV all that day!!!! He checked it out and all it was needing was the HDMI cable replaced as it was old plus he gave mom two new TV controllers after he programmed them. Mom couldn't believe how clear and beautiful the stations came in and looked like they were in 3-D!!!! After everyone was gone, mom went to Wal*Mart to get her new jeans plus there were some light weight long sleeve shirts on sale so she got three for herself. Later, mom washed, dried and folded 4 loads of clothes included the new ones she just bought.

♥ SUNDAY night; Dad finally got home about 9:30 or so and he actually caught about 10-15 Perch and they also got some Clams. Dad was so tired so mom suggested putting ice in a bucket over the fish then he could clean them the next day so mom had to go to Fred Myers to buy a big bag of ice then they set it in the back of dad's truck to stay safe and not smell up the house!!!!

~...~♥~...>*<...♥ COMMUNITY CAT NEWS ♥...>*<...~♥~...~

ADOPTIVERSARIES & FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES:
NONE LISTED FOR WEDNESDAY - 8/25/2015

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~...~♥~...>*<... PLEASE VOTE FOR ...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~:*:~. TALLEY #88476 #223639 ~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~*~. SEBASTIAN & RBB POLY #75212 .~*~. on DC.

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}
~

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08/24/2015 05:12.15 PM Report This Comment
Hi K Spanky
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
             

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08/24/2015 01:13.08 PM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack, 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

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08/24/2015 09:07.48 AM Report This Comment
sleepover tomorrow night/water fun games wed
man cc's being a pain in the backside going down not once but twice since last weekend! janet got stopped in her tracks otherwise would be near done if not done already this morning. but instead got both fb pages attended to with the postings on 4 groups she belongs to and well with that out of the way and a few emails, she's a happy or partly happy camper. only leaves the rest which will by the time she's home from work/errands afterwards be piled up and take a good part of the afternoon to get through as usual. sandy,ab,haley,angels

at least the weather will really cool down upper 70s thurs and 80 on fri and then upper 80s to near 90 on sat-tues and humid once again

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08/24/2015 01:58.13 AM Report This Comment
Hey Spanky-Jack!
Many thanks for the congrats on my second COTD and my adoptiversary and of course the basket of catnip chip cookies but most of all your friendship! Mom expected lots of happy adoptiversary blogs today but didn't think I would get in the window until tomorrow! So I guess that saves her a day of answering more blogs! MOL. Always the thoughtful boy I am. Well we appreciate your visit & hope you all stick around. It will be an all day pawty! And please don't forget your goody bag when you leave. Leaving a vote. Peace & love. Have a purrfect day. Legend

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08/23/2015 02:24.10 PM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack, 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

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08/23/2015 07:53.26 AM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack!
MOL! they are soooooo terrific! you did an amazing job!
they are just adorable! i'm not going to c/p them at all!
you leave them right here and in my summary i'm going to direct kitties right to your page to come see for themselves what a fine job that you and auntie did!!
thank you so much for the wonderful effort that was obviously put into these designs :)

headbonks and purrs,
Puzzle

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08/23/2015 06:11.41 AM Report This Comment
sleepover tues/water fun wed!
got nasty weather coming in this afternoon, but this morning is gorgeous it was down to 64 clear when janet took pepper out around 3:30 as she slept an hour later as she does on weekends. back to earlier tomorrow and tuesday! cc was down earlier too so rushing to get what blogs we can before breakfast in a few minutes so janet won't have to rush and can have cereal for a change of pace. sandy,ab,haley,angels

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08/23/2015 02:21.30 AM Report This Comment
HELLO SPANKY JACK !
It is indeed a pleasure to meet you ! My family tells me you have been their dear furend for years.
Thank you for your warm welcome, congratulations on my COTD and for the catnip chip cookies. Mom says I have a purrfect figure now. By the end of the weekend I am sure I will look like a fuzzy blimp.
Once again I thank you for everything. I hope you have a happy and safe weekend. Your furend, Widget

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08/22/2015 03:46.46 PM Report This Comment
15814 >>*<< MORE KNIGHT ACTIVITIES >>*<<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 86 & Low was 49 this morning, now it's Sunny; 86 with humidity 22% & wind is 6 MPH SSE. Sunday's suppose to be Sunny & High 91.

RECORD HIGH: 96 set in 8/21/1988
RECORD LOW: 38 set in 8/21/1955

~...~♥~...>*<...~♥~ KNIGHT FAMILY NEWS ~♥~...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ WEDNESDAY afternoon 8/19; Comcast came here in the afternoon to update/upgrade our Cable which they had to replace our older DVR in the front room and the cable box in dad's bedroom.

♥ THURSDAY morning 8/20; Mom set the sprinkler on the front yard to water the flowers and grass then she went to the back yard to weed eat around the back yard with the weedeater then she mowed all the weeds down. Patch Girl, Suezee, NeuBee & Sissee went in hiding under the two sheds!!!! In the afternoon; Dad had a Dentist appointment to get his upper plate worked on then he stopped off to visit his sister before coming home.

♥ FRIDAY morning 8/21; Mom was so tired that she sat on the couch cuz I wanted held, but mom dosed off for awhile as she was petting me. Then towards noon dad took Wilbur for his morning potty walk then after dad took his morning medications, he and mom went in the front yard to add a small piece of plastic edging in one spot of mom's flower bed.

♥ Ok, You know mom's morning schedule, so now here's dad's daily morning schedule; Mom let's dad sleep in generally bout 8:00 to 8:30 then she usually takes him a cup of coffee to wake him up. He will lay there for 15 to 20 minutes before he finally gets up. He then takes off all his paraphernalia (C-PAP Mask, etc.) that he sleeps with every night; then after he's all dressed, he will prepare Wilbur's medication and gives him bites of a Hot Dog. It used to be Peanut Butter then cheese and now this. Guess Wilbur found out dad was sneaking his pills in the PB & Cheese so Wilbur quit eating them!!!! Then dad takes Wilbur on his potty walk; then comes home which then dad takes his morning medications. He takes a lot of them to function!!!! By time dad's done with his daily chores it's almost noon!!!! Mom says he takes way too long!!!! Tehehehe!!!!

~...~♥~...>*<...♥ COMMUNITY CAT NEWS ♥...>*<...~♥~...~

...~:♥:~...ADOPTIVERSARIES. ..~:♥:~...
♥ LEGEND #272196 - 8/23

...~:♥:~...FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES...~:♥:~...
♥ LOKI #277889 - 8/23/2006
♥ LUCY #186266 - 8/23/2009

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~...~♥~...>*<... PLEASE VOTE FOR ...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~:*:~. TALLEY #88476 #223639 ~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~*~. SEBASTIAN & RBB POLY #75212 .~*~. on DC.

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}

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: 5/26/2015, Suezee Knight - Photo: 7/13/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 ♥ Photo: 5/25/2015, SASSEE "Forever Sleep 5-01-2004 to 10-02-2014", 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: 7/31/2015, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 Photo 6/12/2015, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 11/06/2014, K. RHOAMIN #2921 {July King 2008} Photo 8/27/2015, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

08/22/2015 03:34.01 PM Report This Comment
15812 >>*<< KNIGHTS ACTIVITIES >>*<<
EUGENE, OREGON WEATHER REPORT:
The temperature was High 78 & Low was 49 this morning, now it's Mostly Sunny; 78 with humidity 30% & wind is 7 MPH N. Saturday's suppose to be Sunny & High 88.

RECORD HIGH: 98 set in 1950.
RECORD LOW: 39 set in 1985.

~...~♥~...>*<...~♥~ KNIGHT FAMILY NEWS ~♥~...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ Mom is generally busy daily with first her kitty chores; usually starts about 6:30 every morning. She is up by 5:00am, but sometimes earlier which then she can get Wilbur on DC to visit. Anyways, her kitty chores takes about an hour and half or so with the potty box cleanings to feedings, medications and fresh waters. Then if she has errands to run she tries to get them done in the mornings after the mail run.

♥ SATURDAY 8/16; Mom took doggie WILBUR to PetSmart to get bathed, fur cut and groomed cuz she said he was a stinky dog and we all agreed!!!! Tehehehe!!!!

♥ MONDAY 8/17; Mom put that Revolution Flea gunk on Wilbur and then dad held each of us inside kits one by one as mom clipped all nine kitties' nails, then Revolutionized us, then we all got our treats. Mom didn't have to clip Sausha's nails cuz she had Tech Ashley do it while Sausha was under anesthesia. Then mom did the Revolution on the outside Girls; Sissee, Suezee, Patch Girl & Mysteanah-Gre'. NeuBee gets the Comfortis flea pill in a tiny bit of wet cat food.

♥ TUESDAY 8/18; Mom had to go to Wal*Mart to buy BAHNEETAH #10641 more Pepcid pills for her tummy plus a few other things. Later in the late afternoon, Mom went and picked up Sausha's antibiotic Azithromycin at the Health Mart Pharmacy then mom went to The Veterinary Hospital to pick up my B-12 Complex injections which mom gave me when she got home. I was NOT a happy fella!!!!

~...~♥~...>*<...♥ COMMUNITY CAT NEWS ♥...>*<...~♥~...~

ADOPTIVERSARIES & FOREVER SLEEP ANNIVERSARIES:
NONE LISTED FOR SATURDAY - 8/22/2015

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 ...>*<...~♥~...~

♥ COTM CANDIDATE ON CC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~:*:~. TALLEY #88476 #223639 ~:*:~. on CC.

♥ DOTM CANDIDATE ON DC FOR AUGUST 2015 IS:
.~*~. SEBASTIAN & RBB POLY #75212 .~*~. on DC.

Here's a Knight Gang™ vote for you.

Kitty Kisses,

(((*RHOAMIN KNIGHT #2921*))){COTM King ~ 7/2008}
~

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: 5/26/2015, Suezee Knight - Photo: 7/13/2013, WHYSKRS KNIGHT #10378 ♥ Photo: 5/25/2015, SASSEE "Forever Sleep 5-01-2004 to 10-02-2014", 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: 7/31/2015, Charr ~ In Loving Memory 8/14/2000-9/19/2008, Jazpyr Knight #10428 Photo 6/12/2015, Sissee Knight (OG) #11531 Photo: 11/06/2014, K. RHOAMIN #2921 {July King 2008} Photo 8/27/2015, Velvet~Sleep My Black Beauty 5-10-2002 to 7-7-2012 & Sylvester #11567 ♥ 5/15/2001 - 6/28/2013.

08/21/2015 04:28.22 PM Report This Comment
Hello K Spanky
                             ✮ WARNING ✮

RUN!!!!!     HIDE!!!!!!

Beware - tomorrow is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Wonder who comes up with these so-called ‘holidays’? Well, I am certainly not taking any chances. I am going to hide upstairs in my hammock in the scrapbooking room. I suggest that you find a safe hidey place too.

Kisses,
Q Sissy
             

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

08/21/2015 09:00.43 AM Report This Comment
Hi Spanky Jack, 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 08:29.11 AM Report This Comment
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