Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Ten Cat Commandments

The Ten Cat Commandments

1. I am the Lord of thy house.

2. Thou shall have no other pets before me.

3. Thou shalt not ever ignore me.

4. I shall ignore thou when I feel like it.

5. Thou shalt be grateful that I even give thou the time of day.

6. Remember my food dish and keep it full.

7. Thou shalt spend most of thy money on toys and gifts for me.

8. Thou shalt always have thy lap ready for me to curl up in.

9. Thou shalt shower me with love and attention upon demand.

10. Above all, thou shalt do anything and everything it takes to keep me happy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

White Wednesday: Frederick Jerome DeWinter

My name is Frederick Jerome DeWinter and I live with 14 other kitties! I am two years old. Even though I have a fancy name my mom calls me "Fred" or "Freddie J". I've been in my new forever home since 04/07/2008. Mom took me to the vet on Saturday because I had been shaking my head a lot. And sometimes I made unhappy noises when I would scratch at them. The vet saw lots of icky dark stuff in both ears. She cleaned them out and told mom to put this icky medicine in each ear for 14 days - two times a day!!!! I always shake my head after she does that but I'm not scritchin' at them as much. I guess they must be gettin' better.

Have a great Wednesday

Frederick Jerome DeWinter

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rest in Peace: LOis

It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to our furriend LOis. LOis would visit meowmail and share her thoughts and wisdom with us. She had diabetes and was having other health issues. With the help of her loving purrents & vet they helped her journey across the Bridge yesterday. This is the note that LOis sent after she crossed:

I have not felt furry gud fer a coupla monfs, n diz mornin, I reeel felt awful. I dint wanna eet, n if I did, I pukied it up n den I had died reery. I just hurt all over. SO mama took me to my vetty.

Diz evening, mama n daddee came to see me. I sat in mama's lap, which I have never reeel dun befoor. Mama n daddee combed n brushed me n told me all kindsa stories bowt Younie n me Timmy. Den de vetty came in. He wuz a new guy, but I liked him. He put a little needle in my arm n I got so sleepy n nuttin hurt enymoor n I wuz so relaxed..... I could hear mama n daddee cryin n mama wuz axin ifn I cood smell de donut holes...

N de next thing I knew, dere wuz Ocho wif a big plate of dem, holdin dem out n yellin "Miss LOis, ober heer!!!"

N I wuz runnin n jumpin - - RUNNIN N JUMPIN !!!! over to him, n dere wuz Younie n Unka wif a bottle of nipwine n TIMMY wuz dere n we wuz all huggin n laffin n rollin in de nice soft grass!!

Den I kood see all my old MMT furrends comin to see me!!! El Puma, PIB, and Gizmo n OH SO MANY of my deer furrends.

Den I knew - n I kood see diz beeeeeyoutiful Brij n I wuz so happy!!!

But den I koodd heer cryin n it wuz my daddee. I kood see him on his knees on de floor of de vet office n he wuz jes wailin. I axed Younie, n she sed dat I wood heer mama n daddee cry fer a while, n also see dem laff n smile thinkin of me.

So I axed Younie wood daddee be OK n ifn he wood eber git his shoes tied wifout me, n she sed, Well, we jes has to help dem find sum new kitties to help dem. I wuznt so sher ifn I liked dat I ideyer, but den I think of how happy I wuz to have lived wif dem, n I know dere will be a day wen sum uffur kitties will feel dat way, too.

I also saw BT n I cried kuz I reely did luff him. He dint all day wifout me dere n dint wanna eet tonite. I hope he will be allbettersoon - he is gonna need his strength wen we send dose kittins!!! (Hehehehehehehe)

It is so nise to meet my ol furrends. Ennything we argued bowt seems so silly now. I hope our hoomins kin remember dat furrends are werth not bein mad at.

I will miss you all, but I am expectin Chita n Nalala to come by ennytime (altho Tommy sez dey are drivin him crazee at de Brij, too.)

I fank you all frum de bottom of my hart fer bein my furrends n luffin me n Younie n my mama.
You will alwayz be in mt hart, n someday, I will be glad to see you heer.

Oh, n I saw dat sum of you wanted to haf a pawty n sum dint. Well, YOU GUYS HAVE YEROWNSELFS a GRATE BIG WUN!!! Lotsa nip n shrimpies fer efurrywun!!! It kin be my goin home pawty. I had a great long wonderful life of luff.

Luff alwayz,
LOis Elizabef LaFeete-Jones

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Two New Family Members!

For any and all who missed our news last night, mom and her brother adopted two kitties from the local Humane Society. Their names are/were Lillian and Crazy Cat.

These kitties came from two separate homes, both turned in by their owners. We don't know why, because they both are very sweet.

Lillian is now known as Lillian Rose DeWinter. She is solid white with one blue eye and one gold eye. She is 7 years old. Lilly Rose is still hiding under the bed. She is a DSH.

Crazy Cat is now known as Frederick Jerome DeWinter or Freddie J. He is also solid white with yellow eyes. He is 2 years old. Fred is already out and exploring the house and getting to know the other cats. He is a DSH.

Mom saw a HUGE cat tree at Feeders Supply (where the Humane Society had the kitties) that she wants to get us when she has the toonas. It's $300 - but it is really really big and has lots of perches on it fur us!

Wish us luck with our new siblings.

Clarissa and Co.

Monday, April 7, 2008

A Survior's Story: Jellybean

My name is Jellybean, I am just a kitten, and I am a survivor. On Tuesday, April 1, 2008 I was dropped off at the vet's office with burns on my head, tail, and feet. The person who dropped me off said that their 3 year old child had put me in the microwave and set it for three minutes. I since I can't speak "humanese" I can't confirm that story or deny it. I was in severe pain and there was a discussion as to whether I should be "put to sleep" or given a chance to live. The vet decided to give me that chance.

I had to have one leg amputated along with my tail. I also lost my ears. I have burns on the tops and bottoms of my remaining paws but they are healing. I am doing well and will be going to a new forever home with people who will take care of me as soon as I am well enough to leave the vet's office.

Please teach your children that all animals are living creatures and that we need to be cared for. We are not toys. We feel pain when we are hurt. I am one of the lucky ones.

My name is Jellybean. I'm only 8 weeks old. I am a survivor.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Meezer Monday - Sky Kitty

Memphis the Meezer is in the house! Everycat raises your paws in the air!!!

I wanted to introduce you to my girlfriend, Sky. She is a foster kitty at Mufassa and Tootsie's house. We've had a couple of casual dates - dinner one night and a basketball game the next - and I've enjoyed hanging out with her. I keep hoping her foster mom will post a picture of Sky with her eyes open!!!! Sky says we are just friends and she wants to date other mancats for now. That's cool with me. I'm not ready to settle down yet either.

So without further ado, here is the lovely Sky Meezer: