February 8th 2011 9:31 am
[ Leave A Comment | 5 people already have ]
I want to make a wish for Valentines day. I want everyone to post on their Websites, Facebook and Catster pages.
Adopt a loving friend from a shelter for your Valentine.
It will be a gift, that will be in their hearts forever. Candy and flowers won't. A loving Fur will.
If you know a Valentine who would love to give a forever home, now is the time to take action.
Don't go to a pet store. Go to a shelter and adopt the best Valentines gift in the world. There is no better gift on earth.
But PLEASE make sure that your gift will be WANTED. Take your Valentine with you to the shelter to pick out their gift. You can't go wrong. That is truly a gift that keeps giving. Worth more the all the diamonds and gold in the world.
Forever homes are so wonderful. Give the best gift ever.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE from all of us here at Calico Junction in Virginia.
February 4th 2011 7:35 am
[ Leave A Comment | 6 people already have ]
What a way to start a weekend. Here it is a Special day already. DDP. ME? YES, DDP.
We have been missed by all that bad weather once again. We had wind and that was all we received. We even had a day of 60 degree temperatures. What's with that????
We hope that all you Catster kitties are cuddled with your Humans and keeping warm. Don't be going out and making snow Angels. I know, kitties make the best snow angels of all. We must not show off. This is the Human's big hour. They think they make the best. So, let's just let them think that. TEE HEE!!!
Today the American Heart Association is asking that we wear RED. What will you wear today?? Now be nice. This is for a good cause.
Scarlet is doing real well and she is all excited as her Human Sister is coming to visit her this weekend. She is resting up getting ready for tomorrow.
She has gained a some weight. She purrs so loud, that Male Human could hear her from another room. He thought it was a kitty hiding in the toy tunnel having fun. No, it was Scarlet sitting on the counter, purrrring very Loudly.
This is a real feat. We never knew when Scarlet was purring for many years. Her purr was so quite. Now that she found she can, she is putting it into overtime. With a big happy smile.
She is so much happier without the medication. We pray each night for another wonderful day with her. She is such a joy. She always puts a smile on everyone's face when she makes her, grand entrance into a room. She has been waking me each morning with a big loud purr. Male Human said, she laid by him the other night, while I was at work and purred him to sleep.
She is a wonderful gift. We love her so very much. We cherish every moment we are givin with her. What a wonderful kitty she is.
PURRRRRRETTTT to all from our little girl.
We hope that your weekend is good to you and that all you snow kitties keep our KITTY SECRET. Human's make the best snow angels. Right????? Winkie Winkie our secret OK????
January 31st 2011 6:48 am
[ Leave A Comment | 8 people already have ]
Yes I have been tagged again. This time by Cella's furrend Zacky.
List 5 of the most annoying things your humans can do.
1) When I'm fast asleep and comfy on my favorite chair, my Human picks me up of my nice warm spot and put me on a cold chair some where else. Why can't they at least warm up that cold chair before they move me there?? I warmed up theirs.
2) Having a cold night and no fire in the fireplace
3) I spend all night decorating a room with all my toys. The Humans come out and ruin all my hard work by putting all my decorations back in the toy box. What's with that????
4) Not keeping my food dish full 24/7
5) Putting away the Christmas tree. A cat's favorite pass time, gone. I will just have to decorate with my toys every night in protest, until they put the tree back up.
January 28th 2011 9:25 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]
I was tagged by Skylar
5 Things That Humans do that Bugs Me!!!
1) when Human's wash my bed
2) when Girl Human is on the computer and will not pay attention to me. I lick her arm yell in her face and turn upside down and still can not get her attentions.
3) when the Human's eat something and will not share
4) when Girl Human leaves me and goes to work
5) when other Humans visit and I have to spend the day under the bed. Worse is when Little Humans arrive. To noisy to busy for me.
Tag 5 of your kitty furrends
Rex from Las Vegas
Platelicker from Tyler Texas
Pinkie from Lincoln R.I.
Kitcat from Kamloops B.C. Canada
Raza from New Zealand
January 22nd 2011 11:53 am
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]
Well here it is a week has gone by and Girl Human has not made my diary entry. Now it will be a novel again.
The temperature at noon is a warm 23 degrees. We had our low of 16 last night. It has cause Male Human to put a fire in the fireplace. We are all totally enjoying it.
Sophia is in her bed on the hearth. Snoring away. She has such a loud snore, for such a fluffy kitty. She grunts and groans making her sleep sound like a big effort. She must dream she is climbing the Matterhorn. Grunt, Groan, Snore over and over.
Our Psycho kitty Pooh is doing so very well on his medication. He had one small slip up and that was not his fault. Girl Human forgot his pill one morning. But he has been such a wonderful kitty. No fighting, some biting Girl Human (just playing) and one whiz on the stove. A total improvement for sure.
Scarlet has had her real lows and Girl Human decided to stop her medication. She was not eating at all and acted like she was working on her last hours. We have had those close calls before. This time we were all getting prepared as we thought this was really it. She had gotten so thin and you could feel every little bone. She slept all the time. Girl Human would get up at night and look in her heated carrier to see if she was still with us.
Since she is not on the medication on the 17th. She has started eating, drinking water and yes adding weight to that frail body in just a few days.
The other night we were watching TV. She was eating some baby food in the kitchen. Girl Human kept hearing this purrrett purreetttt. She looked and Scarlet was eating. She could not see the kitty making the noise so she walked slowly into the kitchen and heard purrrrrreeetttt, it was Scarlet. She was totally into her food. I think she could taste it for the first time in a long time and she was loving it. After a few more happy purrretts she finished, licked her chops and joined us in the rec room. Something she has not done for many many months. That night she jumped up by Male Human begged for some cheese and wanted to be brushed. He told he how beautiful she was and talked about her gorgeous tail. She soaked it all in and sat with him for a while. She then wanted some cat milk and went to a bed located under the Christmas tree. Yes we still have the tree up. She went fast asleep. I swear-she was smiling.
Last weekend was a real busy weekend for the Humans and the morning started with the coraling and capture of 6 kitties. Yes, I(Annie), had decided, I was not going. I reminded the Humans, how important it was to get all the guys outside up to date on their rabies shots. What a relief for me, it worked.
I knew they were serious when they both suited up in many layers of clothes. They had the feral gloves in hand. Out they went to the house where they had 10 cats waiting. They wanted 6, they had six carriers ready and the van warming up by the storage barn. Trouble was in the air. All of Calico Junction was aware that something no good was about to happen..
They both entered the house and everyone knew it was "BAD NEWS". When they come in twos, something is up.
Male Human said "we will just get 4 and we will go to the other house and get Dipsey and Decker. So the four were about to be chosen.
Girl Human said, "let's get Morgan first, she will be the worst". Morgan sat very still. She was hoping they would not see her. She was sitting right by the door on the cat post. She had to be crazy not to think they would not choose her first. They did. She ran and jumped and lead a wild chase. Spit, sputter, slam, bang. If anyone where to hear all this, they would swear she was being killed by a pack of dogs.
Then all was over. Girl Human had her by the back of the neck and the hind feet. Done deal, the carrier door snaps and Morgan is cursing a blue streak.
"Next", said Male Human. Stasha was next. She did make all the fuss Morgan did she just figured there was no use and only said a few words when she was placed in the carrier. A lady she was.
"OK, that was easy", said Male Human. Girl Human was doing all the work. He was holding the carrier door, hard work for him.
"Kitty Cye, yes you" said Girl Human you are next. Well Kitty Cye said "NO." You think your going to get me??? HA! one big, HA! Off she went to the wire wall and up, 7 ft plus. Behind the partition and higher. She was like a slinky toy in reverse. Going up not down. She got so high the Humans could not even touch her.
"Well let's try Bella," said Girl Human. While Kitty Cye clung to the upper wall, not moving one inch. Bella ran. Not fast enough. Girl Human had the back of her neck so fast, she never got a chance.
Claws flying as well as bad language. Not from Girl Human as much as from Bella. Yes, Girl Human had a few slips too. Bella almost got out of her clumsy grasp. The thick gloves were not helping, when it came to holding on to the struggling, spitting, Princes.
She fought tooth and nail all the way. Going into the carrier was not in the plans, as far as Bella was concerned.
Male Human couldn't do much but hold on to the carrier while Bella and Girl Human fought every inch. Click, Bella heard. She was trapped. Not a good day.
"OK, Lucy How about you??" said Male Human. Lucy said no way and hide under a cart. "Well don't bother here is Pumpkin."
Ears flat and slam, into the window she ran, slam again and again. Well that's not working thought Pumpkin I will climb. Be like Cye. Oh this is harder then it looks. I'm too slow. Caught. Bite, Bite, spit and sputter. I'm loose, slam, slam into the window again. Oh Girl Human has me again. Wow that was close, I'm loose climb, yes climb. Boy I'm out of shape. No she has got me again. I'm not going, No. What What no I'm not going I tell you. Leave me be. No I will not get in that box no. Slam goes the carrier door. She sure put up a fight. Well lets go get the other two.
Male Human, I'll get them they are OK. And he did No problem.
So all a placed in the van and Girl Human gets in the front seat and all is silent. Not a sound except the engine running. No spitting no cursing not a sound. Male Human gets in and this big thing start to move.
The Calico Junction Choir is in practice. A little out of tune but not bad. Well we don't have far to go guys said Male Human. Before we knew it we were there. We were just getting harmonized and we were there. What kind of choir practice is this??
Girl Human goes inside. Dogs, Dogs and more Dogs. Not a cat in sight. The receptionist said see that room? Come threw the exit door. Go directly to that room. Do not pass go, do not go to jail, do not stop, go directly to that room. We don't need a riot on our hands.
So we did. Male Human and I went directly to the room with our brood and shut the door. With a pile of carries on the floor we waited. Slowly the back door to the room opened and the technician peeked in. You guys need any help? No we are fine. OK, slam.
Next the door opens and in comes a happy smiling face. It quickly turns to a frown when he see's the gloves on the Human's hands. "Are you sure about this?", he asked. "Yes we are how about you?" said girl Human. "We grab you stab. "Who you want first the worst or the best? she asked. "The worst." he said.
Well here are three Humans trying to get one little old cat out of a carrier. "How many Human's does it take?? A lot more," hissed Morgan. Once she was out she gave up. No fighting, no words. Just, get it over with. I want to go home.
Then came Morgan three times worse, and a curse word, no two from Girl Human. She was determined she was not going to loose her grip.
Bella, Ah Bella. You sweet thing, come on. NO, NO AND NO was the response. With a little more pulling and hissing she gave up and took her medicine like a good girl.
Well here we are with, Little Pumpkin. NO, NO, AND NOT JUST NO, BUT &*(% NO. She bite the glove not once but four times. Claws full sheath, ears back and three Human's later she was out of the carrier.
Why did she come out??? Because Girl Humans finger was in her mouth. Pumpkin had the death grip. Girl Human had never, in her life had such a bite. The real death grip that pray feel before they die. She did not let go. The pressure was so extreme. Good for Girl Human, that she had on those gloves. She felt the fangs slide down the sides of her finger and Pumpkin had the grip of her life and was not letting go. She wanted Girl Human to die. Yes Die. Girl Human said, "she is biting me, give her her shot, don't wait. Get her quick before she lets go."
Slam back into the carrier with finger still in mouth. Girl Human has been bite by big lizards, monkeys, and a slue of beast but none, I mean none, had ever meant business like she did. Her finger had no wound, just pressure at the joint. A pressure she felt for two hours after the fact.
Dipsy and Decker were pure dreams after that. No yelling, hissing or fighting. Just a, get it over with attitude.
The ride home was quite and all were released into there warm comfy beds and all was well for the rest of the day.
Pumpkin in another story. She will not stand anywhere close to Girl Human now. Girl Human told them that Spring will be here soon. Six more will be going for "Choir Practice."
"Me, I can't sing. Leave me home. No, I'm not going,you betcha."
As always Lickie, Lickie and Winkie, Winkie from all at C.J..
January 20th 2011 8:01 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 5 people already have ]
I got a Heart gift from Smudge. When I clicked on the gift message it is so far to the left of the page I can't see my message. Is it me or am I needing to start chasing my tail again?? Confused!!!
Has anyone heard why Sassy from Butner N.C. left Catster??? We miss her. We were off for a few weeks and she's gone. So sad when we loose a Catster. Sure hope that all is OK with her and her Human. God bless you Sassy.
January 12th 2011 5:56 am
[ Leave A Comment | 7 people already have ]
Girl Human has been doing some wild and strange things. She has been digging in the walk in closet. Throwing things all over floor. The she stuffs everything in bags and hides them in the trunk of her car. What's with that??? I think she has gone bonkers.
I guess that is a form of getting rid of things. Me, I just put what ever I don't want in the litter box. It goes away, every day.
The indoor furs are very happy to help her with this strange behavior. Now she says, she is going to dig under the bed next weekend. Wow, it is a long way til Spring.
We are having very cold days. The Humans just never seems to give us, our peace time. They were home, all weekend. It drives us all NUTS. At least the Humans work on the weekdays. The only thing is, one of them is always home. We have no time to ourselves, anymore. No wonder we have to have the 4 a.m. crazies!!! Keeps us sane.
The Humans had company so much last weekend. Pooh was not happy with having to spend so much time in his closet. At least he had a clean resting place when strangers came to visit. He felt like a "Jack in the Box" on Sunday. He was in, in the morning and the twice in the afternoon, while Male Human's friends came to see him.
Male Human is just a crazy, as Girl Human. I sure hope they get to go out and play real soon. They are driving us plum nuts.
The Humans received a very nice thank you gift from the neighbor, who husband dies in November. They got a very large gift certificate to a real nice restaurant.
We may get rid of them for a few hours one night. Crossed Paws.
Male Human gave Girl Human a purrrty shiny collar for her birthday. She said she will wear it to the fancy restaurant when they go. It is purrty gold with shiny stones in it. They sparkle and would attract any sharp eyed kitty, from afar. I just love shiny things, don't you???
We have been lucky here. No snow to speak of. A dusting every now and then. We feel real sorry for those kitties who have all that snow and have their Humans home all the time, driving them crazy.
All we can do is hope Spring comes early. Then we can lay in an open window and get a little alone time. Aw, the thought of that, just makes the hair rise on my back. Hang in there furrends.
Sorry guys it is only January, our day will come. I guess we just have to soak up some cuddle time with our crazy humans until then.
Winkie Winkie. Nudges and Purrs to all.
January 3rd 2011 9:55 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]
Hello furrrends. We always get the question, What is Calico Junction???
Girl Human want to tell you about us. So I, Annie the Spokescat for Calico Junction, will turn this diary entry over to her.
Hello all our Catster friends. I would just love to tell you our story.
Calico Junction was a rescue/forever home for kitties who have problems. Some are feral, or have been selected as a last chance place for the un-adoptable/special kitties.
We have received calls from the SPCA, real estate agencies,landlords,vets,pet stores, elderly, nursing homes, etc: to help special kitties with problems.
We have reached our limit with space. Now we are more a forever home.
We have found homes for many over the years. Now most just have decided, this is their home. We have kitties with Aids, Hyperthyroidism, lost site/eyes, deaf, diabetic, psychological problems, etc:
We have indoor, outdoor, penned and free range (as you may say with the feral ones). All have shelter at night. They are kept safe in heated/air conditioned houses.
All but one of the feral go in, most nights. It is harder in the summer, no problem in the winter. Summer is so much fun at night.
With all the foreclosures going on there are so many we can't help. I wish we could afford to care for all, but there must be a stopping point. I must consider all the responsibilities.
We use our own money to support our charges. I work mostly to vet and feed them. Male Human does the housing, the electric for their comfort.
We both buy the litter, bedding, cleaning and everyday care. We always need used pillow cases, rugs and pillows. I scout the yard sales and thrift shops for our needs.
We love the challenges and the rewards. We have sad times when we loose those, who are to far gone by the time we get them.
We have the most wonderful Vet. He is such a big help and he goes out of his way for their care. No time is a bad time for him. It always seems we have something go wrong on weekends and Holidays. This year has been fairly good to us.
We have had ups and some lows. All in all we are so very thankful to be able to have the privilege of sharing our lives with them. They give us many more smiles then tears.
Dec. 2009 Scarlet was very ill. We never thought she would make it until 2010. She has and she has had some very bad times but she is still with us. She is thin, can't jump like she use to, she still smiles and purrs. We just want to give her the best possible while she is here with us.
We had a lot of snow last winter. 28 inches then 30 inches and snow, snow, snow all winter. Sweeny got to but his paws in his first snow. He was not impressed.
Male Human danced with Girl Human one night when it snowed. He rarely dances, so worth mentioning.
Decker met with his Valentine, Karma Kitty. Ollie of the U.K. became our 1000th friend.
Jeb was adopted on Feb. 17th and moved to the warm state of Fla. He became Jeebus. He also became a full fledged house cat.
March 20th was Decker's Birthday, March 26th it was 27 degrees. The following day Peaches celebrated his birthday.
We all celebrated Earth Day by sitting in the dark for an hour.
Apr. 10th we had rain and snow. April 13th was Sweeny's Birthday He received a Lion Cut. Not his best day.
May 5th Daughter and I went looking for Spring. We found it and it was beautiful.
May 30th Catster changed format and we lost all our pretty pages we had all decorated.
June 2nd. Pharaoh Loki speaks about Nutro.
June 3rd we say goodbye to our transport for the kitties. Bye, Bye Volvo station wagon. Now we have no official CJ car.
Also the same time Scarlet Eats, Eats, Eats and has the midnight crazies.
June 6th I'm finally called the CRAZY CAT LADY
June 12th we have a big party for Annie, Amber and Pooh's Birthday.
June 12nd Annie is DDP. June 22 she is Cat of the Day.
June 24th the Sweeny Doo spreads thru-out Catster. Less hair less housework, becomes a new trend.
June 25th Spa goes to Rainbow Bridge. We miss you sweet guy.
June 27th Fathers Day/ Birthday for Male Human
July 2 Caboodleranch.live journal.com receives national attention on CNN. A man with 600 cats.
July 4th the breadmaker scares all, home made bread for the 4th.
July 12th rain, rain, rain. Much needed and the kitties loved playing in it all day. What a fun day for all. I felt releived as the threat of forest fires had passed. We had to turn on the A.C. for the first day that summer.
July 22 Queen Scarlet's Birthday celebration. She turned 15 years old.
July 23 the Ammonia bottle fell and just missed Scarlet. Kitty Angels were watching over her that day.
Aug.2 Scarlet gets a Sweeny Doo too. She is not smiling.
Aug 9th Annie the Spokescat was Kitty of the Week.
Aug 12 Scarlet has a setback
We get a day out at the Beerfeast with friends with VIP tickets.
Aug 15th Scarlet's doing better.
Sept 3rd Catster has problems
Sept 24th announce we are meeting King Rex's Mommy in Las Vegas.
Oct. 4th, Three Crazy Cat Ladies Meet. What a wonderful day that was.
Oct. 30th/ Nov.1 Photo Contest, "IDK "( evil kitty) visits Calico Junction. A lot of Catster kitties get visits from "IDK" we find out. He is busier then Santa.
Catster is at it again, sad people, Catster makes everyone so crazy, many kitties are chasing their tails. Another format change.
Nov. 20th Cella is very ill. Need much meds and IV's. Asked for Catster Angels to help her.
Nov. 24th our dear neighbor George died.
Nov. 30th the Angels helped Cella, she is on the mend. A long trip to health. She is still recovering today from her sickness. Thank you Angel kitties. We never knew what she had wrong with her. She was one very ill kitty. She can only go out with Male Human watching her.
Dec. the year ends and we are so thankful that we have so many Catster friends. Have a wonderful New Year.
So that is Calico Junction. We do hope you will stop in and visit our pages when you can in 2011. Annie is the Spokescat and tries to keep the diary updated.
Hugs and Nudges from all the kids at Calico Junction.
January 1st 2011 3:04 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]
We here at the Junction wish all our Fur Friends the best-est 2011. We hope that you have a very successful year. We have all entered the new year here healthy and happy, we are so grateful.
Thank you Catsters for being our best furrends. Best wishes to all.
December 20th 2010 10:22 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 4 people already have ]
We are all very busy getting ready for the Big day just like all of you must be. Santa Paws will be here real soon fellow Catsters we hope you are ready.
We are suppose get snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So we just may have a White Christmas here at the Junction.
Girl Human has been very busy and just caught her long enough to sit down and send all our furrends a Holiday Greeting.
We never got our zealies for Dec. so we have few to give. Girl Human refuses to use the credit card to buy Zealies. She said there is to much on it now after Vacation and Gift shopping.
She is so sorry that this year we will just have to wish everyone the best for the Season and hope that all you kitties have been good and that you receive lots of presents.
Scarlet's page has our Singing Christmas card and we hope you will stop in and see it on the lower left side of the page. Girl Human was playing on the computer, one night last week and made it. .
Well Catster furrends we wish you one very special Holiday. No climbing the tree late at night now. you have to be good. Yes we all have to be good all this week. May Santa Paws be special good to everyone.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all you GOOD CATSTER KITTIES. Don't eat to much. You do have all day, so go slow and easy. ENJOY.
Sort By Oldest First
(What does RSS do?)