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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I know I will never get to send everyone a personal Happy Thanksgiving. I had to write this entry to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
It has been a very busy year for the Junction and we have had a lot of ups and downs. We are so very Thankful for all our Catster furrends and are so glad to know each and every one of you.
Time just seems to slip away and this year has flown by too too fast for us. We truly are very thankful for all that everyone has done for us this year.
We had a hard beginning loosing our Sweet kitties, Blue, Decker, Peaches and Muffin. We have acquired two newbies Mickey and Mica that are now 15 weeks old. We just passed a 2 year date on Nov.14th that our sweet Mr.Z left us.
Girl Human has been busy this summer becoming a code 3 responder thru the University of Colorado, fostering from an over crowded no kill shelter and starting up a very popular and time consuming facebook page called "Virginia Cat Search". We have over 568 kitties reunited since last March. The Junction building was very little this year, due to funding. Since the understandable cute back of everyone purse strings and we are sure many will be having a smaller Christmas season like we are. We do hope that you our friends, have an enjoyable Thanksgiving and travel so very safely please there are a lot of crazy Humans out there. Thanks for stopping in and reading our entry.
I know guys, Girl Human has not been to Catster friendly for a while. Well OK for months. She has had a very busy Summer. It ended with fostering some very sick babies who lost their Mommy at one week of age. There were six to start. She got 4 of them as, 2 died at the kill shelter before she heard of their plight.
The first problem was the shelter girl gave Girl Human the wrong milk. Girl Human gave 2 feedings 2 hours apart and an hour after the second feeding they all were in very serious trouble. All were limp as rags and hardly breathing.
She went to Male Human crying she had killed them. They both worked on reviving them until 3 a.m.. Girl Human returned at 6 a.m. and one had gone to Rainbow Bridge. She now had 3 kittens who seemed to go into a crash mode. They repeated this, at the blink of the eye for several days. The one little Girl had one eye and seemed to be doing well by week 3. Purring, playing and eating well. On her 31st morning Girl Human spent 12 hours holding her until she died. What a heart break, Girl Human had already decided she was going to stay due to her special problem of one eye. She knew she would be destroyed and never adopted.
The shelter required the body of the first one to be returned and with this little girl they let her be buried here at the Junction.
She was named Little Princes the day she was buried. Girl Human was heart broken as she had brought her so far and she had been doing so well.
A few days later Mica crashed. She found him limp and not breathing. Girl Human shook and yelled at him telling him he could not leave. His brother needed him. He did not want to be left alone. Several days he would sink and rise again until he finally stabilized. Then got fat and started eating everything in sight (and still does to this day). For weeks on end Girl Human would get up every 3 hours and feed them 24/7 without a break. Male Human was afraid to touch them. They seemed so delicate and he did not want to get attached as he knew they would have to return to the shelter.
Girl Human's heart weakened to the point that she knew after all the sleepless nights and tears she shed they, just may be staying.
She went to the shelter to get some supplies and while she was there another foster lady came in. She had lost 5 of the 8 adult cats she was caring for. The vet said they had a virus. It was very likely she was going to loose the others also. Right then Girl Human knew no matter what her two remaining charges were not coming back to a kill shelter. It is high season and the chance of a virus spreading and causing all the cats in the shelter to be put down was very high. This is a animal control dumping ground and everything has problems in Aug and Sept.
I was to return them at 8 to 9 weeks of age. Time was getting closer as they were 6 1/2 weeks and growing fast. So right then she made the decision. Take them into Calico Junction.
This is not a good time for that as she still is not working and it's not been easy. Her heart could not allow it. So they are now happy and full of fun and energy and fitting in very well with Bennie in the House of Scarlet.
Stasha is OK with them but, stays some of the nights in the partly finished, House of Blues. We did a make-shift job so the guys would move in. Taking advantage of the nice porch and run on the nice summer nights we have had this year.
Kitty Cye has totally moved into the House of Blues. She does not like the new noise makers. Polly moved to the House of Decker and is very happy. Some nights she will go in the House of Blues and enjoy the outdoors behind wire protection. so it's been musical house movement the last month.
Sophia(main house Sr. kitty) has had a very rough summer. She has been to the vet about every two weeks. She seems OK right now she was just there last weekend.
They still can't find out her problem. Girl Human took it upon herself to do a drastic thing and stopped all her medications. She placed her on less canned food and more dry food. She's giving her Gin-ca Balboa in treat form, that she loves. It just may be old age aches that is causing most of her problems. She seems to be doing really well the last few days and even has been jumping up in Girl Humans chair and sleeping. This is something she has not been able to do for 5 years or more. This just may be temporary but we will just do, one day at a time.
I'm sorry I have been so lax in sending thank you's to those who have sending gifts here on Catster. We do so much enjoy knowing that you guys have not forgotten us. We sure have not forgotten you.
Now that the kittens are getting older the summer volunteer time slows maybe we will be able to be here more.
To see our new guys go to Bennie's page and check out the photos I posted tonight.
I will try to get Girl Human to get in the Catster swing now but know she will be gearing up for the ebay selling for Christmas buyers. Thanks for reading my long story and hope to hear from you guys soon. Good night and**** Winkie, Winkie!!!!
Sorry guys we have been away from you so long. Girl Human has been super busy this summer with on thing after another. The first thing she noted with Catster is, nothings changed. She still has no pictures of kitties on her pages and she can't see you guys either. She paid her dues on an auto payment plan and still without photos.
I sure hope you guys are having a wonderful summer. Are you getting in gear for the Fall. I can't believe it September. Since I'm unable to see your updates I am way out of the Catster circle. My Diary still works that the only way to keep in contact. No excuses I know.
To my utter dislike Girl Human has been fostering kittens from a kill shelter. She had 4 but 2 died and the other two are growing leaps and bounds. They say at the shelter they are 5 weeks old. There is no way they are anything more then 4 weeks. Daughter Human saw them this weekend for the first time and said they are 4 weeks also. Their learning abilities are at a 4 week level.
We were so hoping that the third little kitten would make it. She only had one eye and we had already had her eyed up to stay with us. Girl Human keeps saying we can't afford them and I'm glad.
They are taking to much of her time away from me. I'm a little mad at her and have been punishing her. I smell those baby smells on her clothes and just go off and sleep in another room. She still does not pay enough attention to me. She goes away every few hours and gets up in the middle of the night. I know she's playing with them and not petting me.
All the Humans talk about is those little things. Girl Human hopes she can get them adopted before she has to take them back. I sure hope so because I know she will cry her eyes out if they must return to that over crowded loud kill place. She's going to keep them as long as possible. Enough about those pests, I say.
Sophia has been another time consumer here too. She has been sick for months and demands a lot of attention from Girl Human too. She has a lot of issues going on at once since she is 17 now. Her hair is a big knot feast. The Vet cut off the worst of it but did not want to cause her a heart attack so just did her bum and back legs. Each day Girl Human cuts out a few more knots and the next day twice as many are back. She brushes her until she says enough. She shoves pills down her a few times a day too.
Sophia is not happy with any of us being around her. She has made my brother Pooh Bear revert back to his old habits of marking things. He was doing so well and now he's back in his bedroom with Meshia visiting him every day. He does not understand why he can't come out and spray the oriental hutch in the dinning room. Girl Human had to do battle with the carpets and it was a long process but she thinks she won once more.
We have had a lot of neighbors go to Rainbow Bridge this summer. One did not wear his seat belt and was thrown from the car and died instantly. Another who's husband died a few years back died this week. A close friend of Male Human passed this week also. All summer the Humans have had to attend weddings and funerals.
Grandma Human is back to her old self after a near death experience in the Spring. She was a little slower at recovery due to age but she wants Girl Human to take her places again. She finally decided that electric wheel chairs the stores provide are fun. Last year it was a fight to get her to use one. Now Girl Human has to keep pace with "a wild Mama" in the grocery store plus watch out for possible injuries of herself, Grandma Human and the other people shopping and working in the store. She is a real danger to all. Thank God for the beep beep horn when she backs up or, Girl Human may have a crutch of her very own.
The other time consuming thing Girl Human is into is a page she started on Facebook a while back and now it is really taking off. It's called Virginia Cat Search. She is connected to most all shelters, Vets, pet stores, Rescues and some pet related sites throughout Virginia.
She post Lost/Found and Adoptable pets from Rescues and Shelters plus daily news of cat related happenings about the state. She hopes that there will one day be a Cat Search page from each state on Facebook. She invites anyone to stop in and see how it works and maybe developing one themselves. If you get 4 or so to help it will make it much easier to handle and update. For Example start a New York Cat Search, New Mexico Cat Search yes that's it guys. I will warn you it is time consuming in the beginning and then you can pretty well work a few hours each day posting new information once set up.
Well Casters I didn't want you to think we had forgotten you guys. Just been doing a lot of things. Girl Human works harder now then she did when she worked and gets no money for any of it. What is good it's for the cats and that's what counts. Winkie Winkie to all.