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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We Catster's always have something to be thankful for every day not just Thanksgiving. We are very lucky to have the most wonderful furs in the world to be thankful for.
Please do remember it is a busy time of year we are approaching. I just want to give a reminder to all about cat safety while entertaining.
T'is the season for visitors. Make sure to have a safe zone for your cats over the holidays. A place your guests will not need to go. A walk in closet, laundry room, spare room, master bedroom or their cage or carrier. A cat will be fine for 3 to 5 hours in a carrier without a litter box. If you planning on a long stay have a big enough cage/carrier to place a plastic shoe box with litter and a clip on water and food dish for the door. Plus a comfy bed. They will curl up and sleep if left undisturbed. Do not encourage visitors to visit with the cats. Tell them to come back when things are less hectic and they can have one on visit with the cats. It is better to have them in a calm place, play soft music so the laughter and noise does not scare them. Don't have the kids checking on them. Just give the cat, time out. If need be place a sign on the room or closet door. Do not open as we do not want to loose our cat. This is the time of year many cats run away. Using extra safety measures do pay off and save a lot of heartaches. Make sure your cats are micro-chipped just in case, as it may be their only ticket home. Do not depend of harness and leashes as a scared cat can slip them easily and run. Remember your guests may not be use to cats and think nothing about looking when they open a door to go in or out. Keep them safe, keep them secure.
Hello all and Happy Spring. The last few days here have not been to Spring like with temps. in the 50's but I'm sure to some that is a nice Spring day. We have had some beautiful Spring day here and it's been in the mid 70's already.
We have been hobbling about a little better. The broken leg is slow in healing and Girl Human is still out of work. She went to visit and the managers both gave her big hugs and was told she was greatly missed. The one even wanted her to work on a broken leg (joking) she had been missed so much. It's so nice to work in a place that everyone is so nice and truly shows great concern for your well being.
Grandma Human has been very active and busy in her new, (a year May) place. She dearly loves it and has found it was, meant to be. These last months since Girl Human has not been able to do things for her she has delighted in all the activities offered there. She delights in meeting so many new people. They come and go. She seems very happy she has met so many and befriended them in her time there. The place has people from all over the country who have come there to live so she has really enjoyed meeting them and learning all their interesting walks of life. She even had one man who was a NYC policeman and had worked with her Great Uncle in mounted police after the war. What a small world for sure all those years ago and now they meet.
My (Annie's) short illness was quickly taken care of with the Dr, visit. I was under the weather for a few days but is back to chasing Amber and playing with Meshia. Girl Human was so worried about me (her sweet Annie kins) and fussed over her like you would not believe. Have no clue what was wrong but knew she under the weather for several days. She sneeze fits but no sign of a cold just one runny eye. What ever it was it really knocked the feet from beneath her for several day.
We kitties now have a new room. The Human's shut down the Swim Spa. The Humans gave us the forbidden room, the greenhouse. The very cold winter killed the heater. 85% of the plants died. So now it's no longer forbidden. We have a nice new 20 x 10 room to play in. Sweeny found that his voice sound so wonderful in there. He goes in and sings at the top of his lungs just to hear himself. We have been receiving toys, climbing posts and the cutest cedar house from supporters. We still are working on our $1.00 in the envelope campaign in hopes of getting a doggie door for the sliding door. The we can go out there 24 hrs a day. Meshia is very frustrated because when it's to cool to open the door for Humans so she yells and carries on for Girl Human to open the door so she can go play with her new toys. We are getting so much more use of the space then the Humans ever did.
We did have a loss here at the Junction just the other week. Stasha passed to the bridge. We received an over whelming amount of support from Catsters on the Catster pages on Facebook and on our facebook pages. It has been wonderful to know that we all can still gather in one place and keep in touch.
Our Stasha had a sudden unexplained demise. She acted like she may have had a stroke but had no real evidence of paralysis. She did take an awful fall several weeks before and did not land on her feet. She seemed fine the next day and when on with her normal living. Then 4 days before she left for the Bridge she was not acting her normal self. She started doing what is called, Head pressing. She did not do it against a wall. She walked about looking like she was pressing against a wall. So a delayed head injury could have been the reason. The Dr. could not find anything but a bad tooth and gave her steroids & antibiotic shot to cover all bases. She was to follow up the next week with a tooth extraction. He did a full panel blood work and found nothing. She had no fever and seemed to improve the following day after treatment. Then the next Morning at 5:45 a.m. she gave a few heart breaking cries while Male Human and I sat on the floor holding her paws. . She then left just minutes later.
The Dr was very surprised at the end result as he never thought it would lead to this. He went over everything double checking to see if there may have been something missed. She had no evidence of poisons in her system as that was girl Humans very first thought. So she now has joined others from the Junction and Catster at the wonderful Bridge.
Spring is here and the trees are blooming and the leaves are starting to open. Everyone else is ready for a new summer to begin. Our summer project of expansion of M&M's add on porch will have to be placed on hold I'm afraid for this year and Girl Human was so hoping we could give them the much needed space. Since Girl Human has not worked since the last week of December it just does not seem likely.
Male Humans youngest brother has cancer and is doing Chemo now, Male Human has been busy going back and forth taking him to the Dr., Hospital and taking him medicine and supplies as needed. He lives about 30 miles from us so anything being done takes a good part of his day. He has also been taking a lot of hours off from work helping his brother.
Daughter human has been having a lot of back problems and with Girl Human on the mend Daughter Human is stating injections to the spine to try to rid of the pain. Today will be her first of 4.
So this is a Winter we are all glad to see get behind us. We do hope yours was much better then ours.
All the guys are doing well and our old gal Sophia is still hanging in there. She is surprisingly very active but does have her bad days. Since it is now a year ago since the Dr's had talked of us considering putting her to sleep. The simple remedy that was given to us by a women who had done a study on her problem on Facebook has worked wonders for her. She has been given a lot more time with us. We do expect she will be called to the bridge one day but hope it's long after her 19th birthday in July. We are thankful as we have been given a lot more time with her then we every expected. She too has been enjoying sitting in the nice sunshine in the greenhouse and she has claimed some of the new things as hers in the process.
Well this was a long book of catch-up for you guys and so glad we could write this today and now hope it will publish to the diary. So here goes. And happy Spring all.
Girl Human is improving more each week but still can't drive and master the few steps we have here. She did get to go visit Mickie, Mica, and Bennie last weekend and it was so nice to see them. They treated her as a stranger but to be expected after 2 months. She played laser tag and gave them some treats and did manage to grab a few hugs and forehead kisses before returning to the main house.No working for Girl Human so she will just have to stay home with us a spoil us some more.
Note from Girl Human:
Annie has been having a bad week. Had to go to the Dr. and get an antibiotic shot. Suspect an abscessed tooth was going on. The Dr. cked the teeth but saw nothing.Her face was swollen under the eye and she was just in poor misery just as I have been with a bad tooth. Within 48 hours she was recovering and still having some sneezing and a little tearing coming from her left eye.
Everyone else is doing well and the cold and snow have been keeping everyone in their houses the last month. Can't believe day light savings time will be here next week already. It seems just like 10 minutes ago we had turned the clocks back. Spring is around the corner and I'm sure so is more cold and snow.