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
if you can not connect to link go to Annie Spokescat on facebook to see this cute little girls story and request. Photo included.
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.
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???
March 5th 2014 8:22 am
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So nice that you guys picked my diary today. What a nice thing to wake up and see such wonderful news.
The kitties here tell me that we are going to do a happy dance in the snow bank, later today. I think I may just pass. I hate cold toes.
My idea of celebrating is laying on the arm of the chair catnapping while my slave, Girl Human does my work. Oh, I work so hard.
So glad I have my slave. Speaking of, "Slave open that can of food I feel like a little snack". We kitties know how all this work is makes us hungry.
Well time for a nap soon it's almost noon. Have a great day Catsters I feel another cat nap coming on. YAaaaaawwwwnnnnn.
Well maybe later I will play with a big pile fuzzy from the dryer since this is the first day of Lent. Happy Ash Wednesday guys.
March 3rd 2014 3:18 pm
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Today was the day. It's not due to bad cold wind, snow or ice that we are still not attending the funeral. This date was given as the final day for cats to play. No more long time friends to meet with any time day or night. we were all told we were going to have to say goodby furrever.
I had forgotten that this was the final hours we were to have together. We were to loose very long time friendships that we all enjoyed here for so many years.
My fruuuend Rex reminded me that due to some vet tech giving Catster a shot in the butt we are still here together.
It's a very quite these days. Many kitties have decided to play elsewhere. We are hoping they will visit again and start playing as they once did. Now the question is, will the kitties come out from under the beds and from behind the curtains and trust again. We can only hope. May this never happen again. We can forgive once. So come guys, lets grab our favorite toys from under the couch and play once more.
February 16th 2014 12:34 pm
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We have been busy here with snow snow snow. Like so many other people in this country have had to work with. Ours luckily is getting better. The temperatures are warming and the snow is going away little by little.
We have been busy shoveling and working. We don't need a gym membership this winter. Worked off all those little extras that we have been eating this winter. Girl Human has lost weight and is so happy with herself. She started on a Paleo eating style a year ago Sept. and has lost slowly a wonderful and not missed 45 lbs. Male Human says he knows where all the weight Girl Human lost, went to. He is a junk food junkie and doesn't stop. Think he's going to have kittens any day now.
The kitties are all doing well for a change. Sophia has gotten over her problem thank goodness. Some wonderful people I met on Facebook gave Girl Human some wonderful advise and it worked. The Vet was going to put her down as she was so bad. A simple inexpensive cure was switching form Metamucil to Miralax saved he life. Due to the wheat playing on kitties stomachs and causing so many problems it was like magic and in a few days her life changed and our old Sophia was back. It has been a few months now and I'm sure She will be with us for her 18th birthday in July. She doesn't seem old anymore. She picks fights with the guys and is very active know.
We do hope that your Valentines day was a special one and that you got to spend it with the ones you love the most. Thanks to everyone who left Valentines wishes on our pages. Nudges to all and Winkie Winkie from me, Annie Spokescat for the Junction.
February 3rd 2014 10:49 am
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Girl Human left us Sunday morning very early. Much earlier then we have seen her leave in a very long time. In the afternoon we all greeted her with big meows and swaying tails. We really thought nothing of her leaving. The longer she was gone the more we missed her. No one even asked why she left or where she went. We were just happy she was home.
Sophia didn't have Girl Human to curl up with. I did not get my morning computer time. The armchair by the double windows was empty. The shears were closed and I could not look into the bird house. Sweeny missed his dish being filled at 9:30 a.m.. Meshia found it was no fun, getting into trouble. Girl Human wasn't there to say NO!!! What fun is that??? Pooh Bear, he could have cared less. He had is heating pad to keep him comfy. Male Human was around but, it's not the same. No fussing over us like Girl Human does. He just stares at that thing called a TV.
Girl Human always says that if there is a reincarnation she wants to be an indoor cat in a very nice home with views of the sea from a high on a mountain. Receiving maid service 24/7. Now, I can see why.
Someone poo-ed in the litter box and our maid was not here to clean it out. The litter was not swept up and I had to walk in it, yuck!!! I hate that. Some of my roomies potty habits are not so pleasant. She's home now. We all feel so much better as our life is back to normal.
It sure is nice to have our live in maid??? What would we do without them?? I guess they do have an important part in our lives. So give your Human an extra nudge today.
January 29th 2014 8:55 am
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This is a post that came my facebook page that has a story about a poor kitty that was brought to our attention by a fuuurend from N.J. please stop in and read so this does not happen to your pets or children.
This was recently forwarded to us.
This is our "office kitty," Dewey. (Photo is on our link burned stomach, leg and has no fur) He knocked over a cinnamon reed diffuser (you know, those things with liquid and sticks in them ...to make the room smell good). He was washed up quickly, and we thought he was OK. Turns out he was NOT.
Dewey has chemical burns over a good portion of his belly and hind legs from the liquid in the reed diffuser. He spent five days at the vet having his wounds debrided. They had to put him under anesthesia to do this, because it would have been too painful otherwise. This is what some of his wounds look like after he was treated at the vet -- there is more on his belly and on his other leg, and this actually looks GOOD compared to what it looked like when he was taken to the vet. The burns did not show up for about a week or two, and we thought he was OK and was just "stained" from the liquid. That was not the case. Dewey will be OK, in time. BUT, what if this had been a CHILD? What if those chemicals had spilled on a child's face or in their eyes? You wouldn't think the "stuff" in a reed diffuser would cause such horrific burns, but obviously this one did.
THIS is NOT a joke. PLEASE share this with your friends. I would HATE to have something like this happen to a child. It's bad enough it happened to an animal. If you have children or animals, GET RID OF YOUR REED DIFFUSERS!"
Annie's advise: Always keep a small bottle of Dawn dish washing liquid in your cat's first aid kit. If any thing does happen to your kitties fur wash ASP with a couple washings of Dawn. Dawn is your best choice as cuts most oils and reduces this from happening plus safe to use on pets in emergencies. You may not have a happy cat but you may save it from a lot of pain. A burn does not have to come from fire and chemicals are just as bad or worse. So when in dought, wash it out not ones but twice.
January 28th 2014 7:38 pm
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Life and times at Calico Junction Diary Tues. Jan 28, 2014
January 28, 2014 at 11:34am
Humans do you ever find yourself scouring the milk section of the grocery looking for that special brand of milk that has that ring on top so you can buy a toy for you cats???
Grocery clerk, "May I help you?"
Male Human, "Well Yes, Girl Human sent me to buy some milk."
Grocery clerk, looking puzzled, "WELLLLL, OK we have our milk right over here. Any special kind??"
Male Human, "Whole Milk, with a ring on top."
Grocery clerk, " OK!!!" They all have rings to seal the bottles."
Male Human, "She said she wants a solid ring."
Manager walking by, "Need some help?"
Grocery clerk, "We are looking for a bottle of milk with a solid ring on top."
Manager says, "Well that's one I never heard before, all of the bottles are sealed with a ring."
Grocery clerk, "Yeah that's what I said, too."
Male Human, "I told Girl Human just to move the couch there is a zillion under there."
Grocery clerk asks, "Why do you keep them under the couch??? I though people put them is the trash."
Manager: looking away, not wanting to make eye contact for fear of laughing.
Male Human, "It's for the cats."
All laugh and start scanning the milk selection.
Manager asks, "May I help you??"
Girl Human, "Yes my Male Human bought this milk a little while ago and got the wrong thing."
Manager looking puzzled once more replies with a funny looking smile, "Just leave it here and go get what you need."
Girl Human returns with proper product in hand.
Manager looks puzzled, " I thought you needed a bottle of milk with a solid ring on top??"
Girl Human smiles, "No not today, have a zillion under the couch now, cats just love them."
Girl Human then hand the manager a bottle of laundry detergent.
Manager smiles and states " Far cry from milk."
Girl Human replies, "Well that's what happens when a man is watching war movies. I guess all he heard was one word of the list. A BOTTLE of detergent, a BUNCH of bananas, and a box of LITTER. So he came home with a bottle of milk and 3 boxes of litter. I can use the litter but he just got a bottle of milk 2 days ago.
He's not a multi task Human for sure.
That was my Monday how was yours???
January 24th 2014 6:39 am
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Where is everyone??? We aren't gone yet!!! Catster is still here and you guys need to come out and play!!! It's time to quit running about and have fun with the time we have left.
Come on guys, let's play just a little bit.
I know many of you are busy packing up and getting ready to move your information elsewhere but, it's not over until the Fat Cat says in final Meow.
So let's all go out with a big ball of yarns and a bag full of funny catnip stories to remember. Go with the attitude of, WE WILL MEET AGAIN. We are all in the together and we will rise again and better for it!!!
Catster has armed us with a lot of knowledge. No matter where we go we will are prepared to help others who need us. Catster is a College and we are all graduates. So grab those diplomas and smile. We are the one and only Cat College in the who universe. Stand tall and fell proud that you got to graduate from the biggest and best. Have faith we will always be family!!