The life and the Times at Calico Junction

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Welcome a new Catster

June 25th 2013 9:35 am
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We have 2 new Catsters from Down Under who need a good Catster welcome. Stop in and visit Tommy and Laura from Sydney Warm Sittingroom, Nsw, Australia

http://www.catster.com/cats/1299795

 

Why are humans so dumb???

June 13th 2013 3:10 pm
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Our weather has been favorable until last night. It turned into one of those humid nights. We had threat of storms and the windows could not be left open. No more welcoming all that nice fresh, cool night time air. Male human placed the window unit A.C., in the bedroom. Girl Human slept to well. She woke up and hour and half after her normal time.
She missed the hot coffee. The coffee pot had already turned off. She foamed up her milk and placed the luke warm coffee into the cup. Not bad. To lazy to heat it don't have time.

Then before she knew it, it was time to do all the chores. She was hungry. No normal bacon and egg breakfast today. She decided to make up a greek yogurt mix. she used pecans, raisins, honey,cinnamon, nutmag and ginger. She made a cup of hot green tea and proceeded to eat her yogurt.

She took a few bites before she realized the yogurt didn't taste right. It was fine yesterday. It smelled fine today. It's not that old. She kept on eating it.
"I bet it was that spoonful of sunflower butter I had before the yogurt" she thought. "Wow, I learned one thing you never eat sunflower butter with greek yogurt". She continued on with the meal. Every taste was strange.
Almost to the end of the bowl she noticed a garlic taste.in "Garlic OMG, not Ginger?? "Well it won't kill me, it's good for the stomach", she thought again to herself..
She returned to the kitchen and had a little milk to get rid of the garlic taste. She had read once that, milk takes away the odor. Surprise, it worked. The taste was gone.
She then picked up her tea with the tea bags still in it. She opened the refrigerator door and started to place her hot tea in the refrigerator. "Dumbbell", she said and took the tea bags out of the cup and threw them in the trash. She shut the frig door and returned to her chair..
That was a Human's fog morning. I'm sure glad we kitties have a mind sharp as a tac at all times.

 

Rain on the parade

June 2nd 2013 7:05 am
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Note from Girl Human
Two Gray clouds. One with rain and the other???
Today was our yard sale. It was hot but pleasant in the shade. I had to play musical chairs for the 6 hours of the sale, to keep the sun from shining directly in the eyes.. I wore my sunscreen but did get some much needed color on my pail skin.
We did not have many at the sale and only made $42.00 for the Junction. Plus one and only donation came from a little boy who donated, $1.85 of his own money to the cat donation jar. My week was full of cleaning closets, drawers, taking 3 trips 16 miles to deliver the stuff for the sale. Others did the same to help the guys also. A lot of hours and running on 4 hours sleep we started set up at 6 a.m..
After the sale we loaded up and took some things to a truck heading for Oklahoma. Then 2 more car loads to the Goodwill waited in line 20 minutes to deliver.
We had 2 clouds over the sale. One was filled with a short lived downpour and the other with a women deciding she didn't need to pay for products. She stuck little things in her pocket and changed a $3.00 label to a 10 cent label. Now with 75% of our stuff priced under a $1.00 it, blows my mind.
WHY??? I was for a cause, for cry'in out loud. What is wrong with people??? That to me, had to be the lowest of lows. To steal from the cats.
We needed $400.. We knew we would never get it all but, did hope for a lot more then $42. We almost have enough for one cat to see the Vet. Well I guess I can look at it as we are getting a little closer.
I'm tired and disappointed. Why do dishonest Humans who have to ruin a day and cheat the kitties out of their needs??? Thanks for listening to my frustrations

 

What everyone needs to do!!!

May 18th 2013 10:20 am
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What is on a person's mind when they go to adopt a cat?? Many already have in mind what they want. When they go to look for a new friend the concern is more for the color,age, sex, and adoption cost.
What do they not look for??? The place they are getting the cat from.
Some say," well the place was so awful, I felt like the poor thing needed to be saved from the conditions".
Is this right thinking???
If the place is so bad you think you need to help by purchasing a cat from it??? What are you really doing???
Your supporting the place and allowing more poor kitties to be brought there to stay in those awful conditions!!!
It is so sad how many shelters and pet stores there are in this country who have no clue how to care for a cat. They are in small cages, nothing to hide in or play on, dirty litter boxes on and on. First hint when you walk in a door, if it smells walk out before your hooked on something you know you can't handle.
Why do they bother to keep on exposing animals to the conditions???
It's because of those with a weak/soft hearts who just can't stand to see kitties in bad conditions and having sad looks- .. You don't have to be a hoarder to have a weak heart. You don't have to adopt to help.
The best way to attack this problem is word of mouth. Report the conditions and tell everyone you know about what you saw. There is no reason that every cat for adoption is not given top grade care before they get a forever home.
Shelters are important. Good, clean, well lite places should be for every kitty out there. Over crowding cages is a bad sign.
No excuse should be accepted like, Oh, it's kitten season, we needed to crowd them in.
A limit needs to be drawn. When the inn is full, it's full. Every place needs to know their handling capacity and stick to it. Kitten season is like a flood and they just keep coming. So advocate getting kitties fixed before they become parents.
Soiled, smelly, damp, cold places need to be shut down. I'm not saying don't get that kitty you fell in love with but, make it known that the conditions need to be greatly improved. If not you will report them within a few weeks. If it's a public run shelter, go to a council meeting and express your concerns.
Also remember those conditions can bring a lot of issues along with the adoption. Be prepared to have to spend money for Vet fees to get that kitty into good health. Be very careful when you have other cats not to introduce illness or parasites to those you already have. Take the new kitty directly to a vet and have blood work done to make sure your not going to take home more then you bargained for.
But your best bet is if you know it's a problem place, let the people in charge know it. It's you, who can make the change. Can't do it face to face??? Write to them. Tell them what you saw and your concerns. It's up to them to correct them. If they don't, take the next step. It's for the kitties good.

 

I need your input please.

May 14th 2013 5:43 pm
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I have a question. Give me your thoughts.
I have a page for lost, found and adoptable cats in Virginia plus announcements from shelters and vets about specials, adoption days, and cat news. I want to rename it.
I need some ideas. Something simple, easy to remember and with the word Virginia in it.
I need to have some ideas to run with. I have a few thoughts but many kitty heads are much better then one.

 

What did you do???

May 14th 2013 6:18 am
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Mothers Day can be very Special for all those mothers and Human Mothers. Our Girl Human got to have a special day with Daughter Human. We had a good meal and went for a long ride to go shopping in a town we don't get to to often. We didn't buy much but we had fun just spending time together.

So my question is to you kitties.

Was there something you did very special for your Mommy Human
this Mothers Day???


We gave our Girl Human a big hanging basket of flowers for her to enjoy this summer. She put them on a hangy thing so we can't eat them. We sure didn't see that coming!!!! We all had our own idea of how her gifty would be so much fun for all of us. Well it's her gifty so guess we will have to look for some other things to get into.
Hope your Mothers Day was special. Girl Human and I thank you all for all the pretty flowers, cards, messages and gifts for Mothers Day you left for us to enjoy.

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU AND HEAD BONKS EVERYONE

May 6th 2013 10:01 pm
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What a day it has been here at the Junction. We have had a wonderful and very fun day. Meshia was so excited Girl Human had to place her in her cage twice today to calm her down. it wasn't even her birthday. She had a ball as did all of us.
We have received so many wonderful greetings, cards, and well wishes it's going to take Girl Human days to say thank you.
We had a super special dinner tonight. A catnip birthday cake with candles. Pictures to be posted tomorrow for you guys to see.
Thank You all so very much for making our day so very special.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANNIE
AMBER
and POOH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US.

Thanks for the congrats's, greetings, and comments on my question of the week. You guys sound like you have your whole Spring planned. Getting to go out in the catio sounds like it could be lots of fun. I'm not sure about mud on my tootsies. Laying in the sun puddles is more my cup of catnip. Thanks for the visit hope you will join me Sunday for my next question. Hope to see some funny answers for sure. Good night now the raindrops are calling my name, it's sleepy time for sure here.

 

A Question about Spring.

May 3rd 2013 7:58 am
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When you wake up this Saturday and it is nice sunny Spring day, what will you do?

 

The Question is???

April 28th 2013 12:32 pm
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If kitties could interview their prospective forever family, what 3 questions would you advise them to ask in the interview???

 

Question/Answers

April 24th 2013 3:06 pm
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I'm so glad there are people who like my Questions. I sure like all the funny and interesting answers. I have slacked off the last few weeks. Girl Human was busy doing her Spring things. Then the Boston attack happened. I'm sure your Humans did as mine did, watching the TV updates and happenings all last week.
There were so many thing going on at once. Such awful things. Texas is still trying to get back together after, the awful plant explosion.
Many pets are still missing and many have been reunited successfully. I have been keeping up with the progress on Facebook site

------West TX Fertilizer Plant Disaster Lost & Found Pets---

if you want to ck it out.
I do have a question for you guys. I will put it on this Sunday. There is more time for all of us to ponder. We are still having issues with our internet. Hope they get it fixed soon. It has been going on for several weeks now because the carrier is doing modifications.
We are keeping those in Texas and Boston in our prayers. We also keep Catsters having problems with their furs and family in our prayers..

May your tomorrows will be filled with smiles and sunshine.

 
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