Nicknames: VISIT Annie the Spokescat on Facebook Annie Annie po panie/Annie Fannie/Sweet Pea/Stink Pot
Birthday: May 6th 2002
Likes: Covers, Rugs to get under, and Sun rays to bask in, telling on the others
Pet-Peeves: When Mommy sits in her chair with the computer I can't sit with her.
Favorite Toy: A large red nylon cube I can play in. It's filled with tissue paper. FUN
Favorite Nap Spot: Mommy chair or back of couch
Favorite Food: Blue Buffalo
Skills: Rubs behind her ear,with her left paw when she wants love, pet me now
Arrival Story: A not so pretty, stray, pregnant cat, adopted a handsome young all white, blue eyed male cat, named BLUE. They were the best of friends. He let her sleep in his nice home, on the deck. It was late March, the nights were cold.
Basking in the sun, all day in the backyard. Laying in his arms, happy and carefree. Then on May 5th the mother to be(Icky II), went into the warm house and Blue slept in the cold all night keeping watch. The next morning (May 6th)there were three small kittens. One all white, one orange and me (ANNIE).
I grew up, being moved from place to place. My mom decided to keep us under a trailer across the street. Mom left us each day to eat.She always keep us warm and safe. The food stopped and Mom had to leave often to check the dish. The dish was gone. Mom packed us up and moved us back to our house on the deck. The dish returned, we were home.
We played with Blue in the back yard, we had so much fun. Then we got bigger and Mom moved us again.We now lived under the house by the deck. It was hot on the deck, so nice and cool under the house.
We were told to stay away from strangers. Only go out with Mom. We became afraid of everything that moved. Blue would stay with us all day and night, he loved to play with us. In the morning we would go out to eat,lay in the sun, and play.
One day something different was there, a big silver wire trap with toys hanging in it and food. We played and ate and didn't notice the string going thru the window of the house. We were all having fun inside the cage when the door shut. A strange man came. Then we were riding in a big box Humans call, a van. Blue and Mommy were not with us in the van. We were so scared.
We were taken to this big place. We were all washed and dried with a big noisy thing, that blew warm air on us. We all were sprayed with stinky stuff, given shot and forced to drink uckyyyyy worm medicine. We were placed in a glass room together. My white brother was now a very handsome Siamese with blue eyes .
My brother sat in the hooded litter pan all day and all night. Humans would come and go. I would sit on this big cat post and watch every human that came by. I loved to talk to them, they are odd. One human would come in with us several times a day and hold us talk to us. I liked that. My sister (orange kitty) would follow what I would do. She liked the attention too. Purrrrrrr.
The nice human lady came in one day. She placed us in a big box with a loud metal door. We were taken to the a Human called, Vet. Were were poked, blood was taken and given more uck stuff. We waited for the test results. The human lady took us to a strange place, with soft floor and a couch, a real big post and a big window, but still no Mommy. We were then left alone to explore our space. My brother hid in the new litter box.
All night strange cats would sniff under the closed door. We would try to see them under the door and they hiss at us.
The nice Girl Human would come in and sit with us. She smiled at us gave us uckyyyyy kisses and hugs. She told us we would be OK and she would lay on the floor with us.
The next day the door opened. We could see so many more rooms to explore. We met another human, a Man. The human man picked us up, one by one. He hugged us and kissed us (uck). He said,"Welcome Home".
We played and were put back in our room. We were so tired.
The next day we got to meet some big cats. They didn't want us to eat their food,"Hiss Hiss get away,they said . My Siamese brother hid all day in a great big litter box in the other end of our new home.
We did the same thing for several days and the hissing stopped and we could eat the food. My brother was still in the litter box.
The humans said we could call them Mommy and Daddy. We decided to call them Girl Human and Male Human. They said OK but, we have to name you also.
The humans gave us all names. Pooh for being in the litter box most of his life. /Amber as she is that color all over including her eyes /and me ANNIE well because I so cute, of course.. We now are HOME at Calico Junction Sanctuary and we are all together. Our Mommy(now at Rainbow Bridge) and Blue came to the Junction later an joined us. But we never could be with them again as somehow Blue contracted Aids and we never did. Mommy Ickie II decided to stay with Blue. So we are all are loved and cared for here at the Junction.
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What is on a person's mind when they go to adopt a cat?? Many already have in mind what they want. When they go to look for a new friend the concern is more for the color,age, sex, and adoption cost.
What do they not look for??? The place they are getting the cat from.
Some say," well the place was so awful, I felt like the poor thing needed to be saved from the conditions".
Is this right thinking???
If the place is so bad you think you need to help by purchasing a cat from it??? What are you really doing???
Your supporting the place and allowing more poor kitties to be brought there to stay in those awful conditions!!!
It is so sad how many shelters and pet stores there are in this country who have no clue how to care for a cat. They are in small cages, nothing to hide in or play on, dirty litter boxes on and on. First hint when you walk in a door, if it smells walk out before your hooked on something you know you can't handle.
Why do they bother to keep on exposing animals to the conditions???
It's because of those with a weak/soft hearts who just can't stand to see kitties in bad conditions and having sad looks- .. You don't have to be a hoarder to have a weak heart. You don't have to adopt to help.
The best way to attack this problem is word of mouth. Report the conditions and tell everyone you know about what you saw. There is no reason that every cat for adoption is not given top grade care before they get a forever home.
Shelters are important. Good, clean, well lite places should be for every kitty out there. Over crowding cages is a bad sign.
No excuse should be accepted like, Oh, it's kitten season, we needed to crowd them in.
A limit needs to be drawn. When the inn is full, it's full. Every place needs to know their handling capacity and stick to it. Kitten season is like a flood and they just keep coming. So advocate getting kitties fixed before they become parents.
Soiled, smelly, damp, cold places need to be shut down. I'm not saying don't get that kitty you fell in love with but, make it known that the conditions need to be greatly improved. If not you will report them within a few weeks. If it's a public run shelter, go to a council meeting and express your concerns.
Also remember those conditions can bring a lot of issues along with the adoption. Be prepared to have to spend money for Vet fees to get that kitty into good health. Be very careful when you have other cats not to introduce illness or parasites to those you already have. Take the new kitty directly to a vet and have blood work done to make sure your not going to take home more then you bargained for.
But your best bet is if you know it's a problem place, let the people in charge know it. It's you, who can make the change. Can't do it face to face??? Write to them. Tell them what you saw and your concerns. It's up to them to correct them. If they don't, take the next step. It's for the kitties good.
I have a question. Give me your thoughts.
I have a page for lost, found and adoptable cats in Virginia plus announcements from shelters and vets about specials, adoption days, and cat news. I want to rename it.
I need some ideas. Something simple, easy to remember and with the word Virginia in it.
I need to have some ideas to run with. I have a few thoughts but many kitty heads are much better then one.
Mothers Day can be very Special for all those mothers and Human Mothers. Our Girl Human got to have a special day with Daughter Human. We had a good meal and went for a long ride to go shopping in a town we don't get to to often. We didn't buy much but we had fun just spending time together.
So my question is to you kitties.
Was there something you did very special for your Mommy Human
this Mothers Day???
We gave our Girl Human a big hanging basket of flowers for her to enjoy this summer. She put them on a hangy thing so we can't eat them. We sure didn't see that coming!!!! We all had our own idea of how her gifty would be so much fun for all of us. Well it's her gifty so guess we will have to look for some other things to get into.
Hope your Mothers Day was special. Girl Human and I thank you all for all the pretty flowers, cards, messages and gifts for Mothers Day you left for us to enjoy.