The life and the Times at Calico Junction

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August 13th 2014 10:57 pm
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Well we came here today to find we are no long given the Catster Plus privilege. We know several were given a free pass for a year but we were not given the same kindness. So sorry guys but our gifts will run out one day. I tried to give them away but it never would give them to whom I wanted them to go to. I tried 4 different times over the last few months and just gave up.

So now I'm just a common-er and no longer a Catster member. I can only have 20 photos and found I would have to chuck over 100 photos I have already placed in order to change one photo unless I have Catster Plus. Oh well I'm still my beautiful self and as always, busy with making biscuits on Girl Humans tummy. I do run an active page on Facebook with up to date photos of our Calico Junction happenings and of course have my kitty fun sharing with other cat lovers and Humans..

I miss all you guys and all the fun we use to have through the years. I have been on here for 7 years and 5, I was an active Catster member as The Calico Junction Spokescat. We have stuck thru thick and thin. I have seen a lot of kitties who have left for the Bridge and was able to have so many angel friends here that I have not been able to have in other places. Yes a few angels still stop in on Facebook and for that I am very thankful. I have met so many wonderful Humans here also from every corner of the earth and it has been so enjoyable.

I hope that Catster will build and be active once again. It will never be the same as you can't ever go back to the past and have it be in the future. A new beginning with new kitties to meet and get to know is all we can hope for.

Two years ago I was in Las Vegas at the Catster convention and what a wonderful time the flatcats had. I met some lifelong friends that day. I know they are some very special Humans. I only wish more could have shared in that experience.
I have shared things with some that has never been shared with another human and I'm sure we all had close fur friends who you did the same.

We cried together and laughed together, helped each other when hearts were heavy and when there were extreme times of joy. We have welcomed new kitties and give our advise to those who asked. We helped each other with personal issues and with health problems. We were true friends. When things went wrong many stepped forward and gave their all to help. That we are so very thankful. Some went to far and left the fold and those who remained carried on the Catster ways. No matter what there is something special once you have been a Catster you will always be a Catster in your heart. Love you guys. Nudges and Winkie Winkie!!
Oh bug in the light, got to go!!!

 

BIG Thank you Nudges to all

May 13th 2014 6:19 am
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I was able to get to my page with no problem today and found all the wonderful Birthday wishes we had received from all our fur friends. I do want you to know we were so happy to have all the wonderful messages. I feel bad as have not been able to celebrate with you guys for several reasons. First we either could not get on here because Girl Human is so very busy or Catster was out for a flea bath.

I do want everyone to know we miss you guys and will return once Girl Human gets all the moving project finished. Girl Human said she saw the light at the end of the first tunnel, a few days ago.

She had a very busy week getting ready for a huge yard sale. It was a wonderful success. Only had one shop lifter. She took a purse that was for sale for a $1. Then we had one get mad because she asked Girl Human to hold a folding table for her while she looked. Daughter Human did not knowthen sold it to someone else. The women's kid broke a little quartz turtle and she threw it on the table and left. She almost ran another person over with her madness and received a few very harsh words in her mad exit from that person.

We sold things I thought we would never get rid of. The welcome mat, small rugs, trash cans with trash in them, a card table that Girl Human had brought to use for the sale. The 4 folding chairs where there and she told the boy helping to bring them out and sell them too since she no longer had the table. MOL.

Yesterday a church store arrived with a big trailer and in two loads completely cleaned out every last item in the house. Every stick of furniture, storage shelf and tidbit are gone. The preacher and 3 girls did all the work and Girl Human only had to hold the door when needed. The first time since this started that Girl Human did not have to do the heavy work.

After that she cleaned the basement floor and vacuumed the upstairs and got it ready for people to see. The sale of the house has begun. The Real Estate agent stopped in to see the place and was amazed how much bigger it looked with all the stuff gone. He said it will show real well. She may still needs to paint and is considering hiring some help. We do not know how much we will have to do but updating is needed everywhere. The bathrooms are the nightmare.

Grandma Human got wallpaper happy in her earlier years and what a site it is now. We hope that a young fixer upper may come along and want to put their own stamp on the place, (praying for that very loudly right now) the Real Estate agent is young and eager so hope that will be a plus for us. So all we can do is hope. The painting of the hall will be finished soon and Girl Human was glad she did not have it painted before this weekend was over.

Work has given Girl Human a few unexpected extra days before returning. She was to go back Tues. but now is not scheduled until Friday. Sure that time will be spent fixing up Grandma Humans new place and hanging many many pictures.

Last night Girl Human took Meshia to Grandma Human's new Apartment. Meshia made herself right at home. Hopped up on the bed and took a nap after exploring the place. She wanted to get on the counters and climb the kitchen cabinets but Grandma Human has breakables there. Grandma Human does not like counter kitties. Girl Human told her that's why God helped us to invent Clorox Wipes.

Well must run need to take Grandma Human to the Dr. and grocery shopping today and sure she will have a few more places she will want to visit.

Thanks everyone so much once again for the wonderful gifts.

 

Thank you guys so much

May 6th 2014 8:55 pm
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For all the wonderful Birthday wishes, gift and pawmails. My Girl Human got up special early today so she could spend some time with us before she had to run off. She tried to get on Catster a couple of times and could not. What a surprise Catster is available for Pooh Bear, Amber and I's birthday. So here we are.

Girl Human did remember it was our special day several days ago. She could not believe how old we three today. Just does not seem possible. Girl Human told Daughter Human today and she could not believe that much time had passed for all of us.

Girl Human is still very busy with getting Grandma Human settled in her new home. Last weekend was the big move and it all went very well. Now about all the boxes are empty and there are a zillion pictures to hang. Grandma Human had a time getting her TV relocated,( sure not like the ads say). Took her 3 days and two visits from the cable company to get the TV's working but tonight she has been able to watch them.

Girl Human has spent all day taking wall paper off the hallway. She got all the nail holes patched. The real estate people are coming tomorrow to take pictures. She was hoping to have another week but they are having a big open house event coming up for the city and wanted the house to be listed for it. Girl Human had to stop the project of getting the hall painted to clean and stage the rooms for their photo OP tomorrow morning.

Daughter Human had to go to the hospital for and MRI today also. Girl Human had to take her so that broke up her day. She is also trying to get a yard sale together for this Sat. and hopes there will be nothing left to have to take to Goodwill. MOL.

All in all it has been a busy month so far. Girl Human will have to return to the work world for a few weeks before she will be off again in hopes of getting the house sold. We miss Girl Human very much and every time she's here we all have to be right there with her. Funny all this house and all of us jam up on one chair with her.

Thanks again everyone and we hope one day Girl Human will be done with the projects and be able to take some of us to see Grandma Human in her new digs. Must run getting very tired and have to rise early tomorrow and must do some ad making for the yard sale. Bye for now and thanks everyone for you wonderful Birthday greetings.

 

Yesterday was so odd here

April 24th 2014 5:21 pm
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I came on Catster and there were only two activities on my friends list yes 2. I have never seen so few announcements from my Pals. I felt I had stepped into a Ghost Town in the middle of Death Valley.

Today is great. I get to see some kitties here. I got a real Pawmail but still could not return a reply. Well that progress. Need to put a little nip in front of the Catster nose and get them moving in the right direction.

I did notice the Hugs gifts takes a few minutes to show up on the persons page you send them too. Mine have been going through but not with great speed.

Ask everyone to cross those paws and eyes and maybe we will have a real Catster home soon. It would be nice to have some answers to the rumors that keep going around. We kitties deserve to be put in the "know" not kept in the kennel cab all the time. After all we are not bad kitties.

Thanks to the congrats for my DDP. Thanks everyone. Remember cross those eyes and paws for Catser to get out of the Vet soon.

 

Were there is a will there is a way Catsters

April 23rd 2014 8:55 pm
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We can't talk to each other in pawmails but we can through our diary's and Big Hugs gifts. Someone said there was a Hack???? Some others say there will be no renewal for Catsters Memberships, rumors all around and no words from the head cheese, who ever that may be. We are all left in the dark and it's sad. But we can still touch paws and keep in contact. As many say, till the bitter end. Let's all cross our paws and hope we will be back to normal soon. Miss you guys.

 

Sorry if you didn't get my gift

April 20th 2014 4:53 am
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Girl Human and I just spent a good 15 to 20 min going thru our friends list and sending an Easter wish. We pushed send after selecting our gift and all we got was a notice of a bad gateway???? What Da Hey???? A lot of our furrends we do not hear from and thought it would have been nice to give them a poke and remind them that Catster's still here. We regret we have failed to wish everyone of our Happy Easter wish but we really do not have more time in our day to do it all over again. We are so sad that our good intent was botched by a BAD GATeWAY:?? What ever that is. I guess our Easter Bunny can't travel the world and leave a greeting for all our Catster furrends this Easter. Sad heart here but do wish our Catster friends the very wonderful day.

 

Hopping good Easter to all Catsters

April 19th 2014 8:01 am
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Just wanted to drop in and wish everyone a Super Easter Sunday. We will be busy and won't be able to stop in to visit.

Meshia has been ill and spent a little time with her Dr. getting spoiled by everyone. 365 dollars later it was decided she is just spoiled and misses her Girl Human being with her. We do hope that's all it is. She was given some fluids, a steroid shot and loads of attention. She was happy to be back home and is eating well.

Girl Human is still very busy with getting Grandma Human's house ready to move. We visited the place she is moving to and found the Sq.Ft. is a bit smaller then they had said. Grandma Human had ordered 2 new chairs to be delivered but had to cancel on one as the place is just to small for two recliners.

Moving day is fast approaching and then the real fun begins.
The new place needs to be organized to Grandma Human's liking. Then Girl Human will have to start work on the house and get it ready to sell.
She is very thankful to her Employer, Bath and Body Works. Her boss is super nice and so are all the others she works with. She is so happy to finally be working for a company who puts family first.

There are to many companies blind to the fact that happy employees create a better bottom line. Prisoners to a job earns them nothing.
Trying to be the meanest cold heart-ed shark in the tank will win far less. They are not feared as they think. I bet they would rather kick a cat across the room then reach down and take the time to em-brass it and give it the attention it so deserves.

Sorry for the rant. Girl Human seems to get that way when she has control of the computer.
Well I must go lay in the sunshine and Girl Human has got to get on the road.
Everyone have a super safe and wonderful weekend.

 

Olivia's 9th Birthday Wish

April 6th 2014 10:30 am
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This little girl has asked me to help give her the biggest birthday ever. Everyone can help make this little girls birthday the most memorable she can ever have.

Just a few dollars and a stamp and envelope will make a fantastic Birthday surprise.
She does not want gifts for herself she wants a donation
Gift Cards are a fantastic idea for places like Pet Smart/Petco/Lowes/Walmart/Amazon.com

rescue or shelters can always use them

send donations to help The city of Salem Animal Shelter.
send to address below where donations are being collected

Salem Art Center
213 4ht Street East
Salem, Va. 24513

for Olivia's Wish

to see more ideas go to link provided below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pngnhfZ0JkgeOu6 LYKs9Apf7Yy1YhdYXoP9kprftGgc/edit

if you can not connect to link go to Annie Spokescat on facebook to see this cute little girls story and request. Photo included.

 

Neglected

March 27th 2014 4:36 am
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Girl Human has been a real bad Human. She has been Neglecting all her duties to us and you guys here on Catsterland. Since it has been so difficult to get here she has not had time to wait for the site to load. She has been neglecting all her duties as my secretary. Today I look on my pages and see all the wonderful gifts you guys have left for all those special occasions she has missed. And for that we are so very sorry and give a big apology. We will never be able to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness on a one on one bases.

She did not even realize that an entire year has passed since Decker left for the bridge until she saw all your wonderful greetings and gifts. It was March 25th and it was snowing a light snow. This March 25th it snowed again and she was so busy she did not even take time to reflect on the significant of the event. It is unusual for us to have snow this late in the year. The flowers were feeling the same way as they were struggling to bloom during the storm. In Decker's short life he loved to play in the snow. It was his favorite times.

Girl Human has had her plate very, very full and doing one of the hardest things in her life she has had to do. She had to put her foot down and tell Grandma Human it was time for her to sell her home and move to a place closer to Girl Human where she can be cared for. She has had a lot of problems the last several months and has fallen 4 times and each time broke bones. So Girl Human prayed for the strength needed to confront Grandma Human and stand firm with the very hard task she was about to undertake.

The first thing was 100% rejection and Granddaughter Human and Girl Human told her they were going to see some places and check them out. Grandma Human was giving a 100% NO. I'm not leaving my house she answered. With a few weeks of hard core love Grandma Human finally realized that Girl Human was not doing this for meanness but for love. It has been a very bumpy trip with emotions changing daily for her and I. With a lot of tears and hugs we have come a long way.

We found a beautiful place that we know she will be very happy in. It's small 21 ft square efficiency in a beautiful retirement community. Her place has a fantastic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has a reputation through out the entire valley as being a wonderful place to live. We have met several people who live there,others who have family that live there(including Grandma's next door neighbor) every place we go we find people who have done business with people that live there and everyone has had nothing but good to say about it.

Grandma Human has had different emotions every day about this choice. She is leaving her town she has know for years and moving 6 miles from Girl Human. Girl Human has been traveling every day to be with Grandma Human since last Oct when she first fell. She has been having problems ever since last July when she almost bled to death because of a small cut on her ankle from a tree branch. She had no idea she was bleeding and left blood trail all over the house before she finally called for help. The thing was she called Girl Human instead of the EMT's.After a long recovery she then started having problems with her legs holding her up when she did the simple thing of stepping down one step. Her potassium levels were way off and causing the problem. She is now slowly doing better but still tiers easy.

Any why back to the present. So now Girl Human is working and going to Grandma Humans daily to get the many years of history down sized to this place she is moving to. We are now on the final leg of the upstairs and going through the family history and looking at everything she owns and dividing things up in many different piles but the biggest piles are for Goodwill and the trash. Girl Human ends her day with a trip to Goodwill and taking out the trash to collect in the back for pickup weekly.

Girl Human now has a big bunch of items she will be going to sell. Stamps, old photos, items that belonged to her Great Grand Aunts and relatives. That will all be placed on hold for a long while, as now it's doing the Move the first weekend of May. Then it will be an auction of the remaining items. With the big task of getting the house ready to sell by the last weekend of May..

So my furrrends that is why we all are being very neglected. I am very thankful for all the nice pawmails and gifts we have been receiving and do want you guys to know we have not forgotten you. This has been a real hard journey so far and it's far from over.

 

Panic in the community

March 6th 2014 5:45 am
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Yesterday was a day for the Caster community of panic. We all experienced a long evening of "Catster Down". Running to other places to talk with their friends and to see if everyone was having the same problems. Yes, it was discovered we all were getting spinning, spinning, spinning.

Some of us saw it for so long we decided it was a new toy developed just for us. Me, I had to knock it off the computer screen and watch it roll under the couch with all our other hidden treasures.

Hush, don't tell anyone our secret.

We now have that spinning thing hidden away and hope we don't see it for a very long time. "Welcome back Catster" may your fleas be gone once more.

I first thought I had broken Catster because I was chosen for DDP. Then I decided it was because the sun was shining. I really must take a cat nap. I'm so tired from watching that think spin. Hours on end I watched it. Won't you join me on my favorite perch in the warm winter sun for a nice long catnap???

 
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