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Meshia has arrived

August 13th 2012 6:47 pm
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This is from Meshia's diary entry for today:

as written by Meshia:

Girl Human could not believe her eyes.
She was sitting at her computer on Catster.

Annie was sitting on the arm of the chair beside her.
I was just laying on the floor at her feet looking around.
Annie jumped down in front of me.

GET THIS, she licked my forehead.

No hissing, no biting, just lickie lickie.
She then stood and looked at me for a few seconds.

Girl Human and I were in total shock and AWWWWWWWW.

Annie then jumped back up on the arm of the chair and went to sleep.

Blew us away. Well maybe I'm welcomed home now.


New kitties to meet

August 9th 2012 8:47 pm
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I will have to introduce you to our newest kitty here at the Junction. She just happen to be picked DDP. Meshia our Snowshoe.

.Also we have another new kitty who has joined Catster named AZ

A Siamese with only 39 friends. Today was his gotcha day too.

Girl Human was wondering why Meshia was having issues today. She kept jumping up in her lap and looking around. Girl Human knew she wasn't asking to play but wanted to know why she was not on Catster. So now Meshia is happy and has gone to rest on the kitchen counter.

I think she was just trying to make all of us jealous. Well it's working real well. She and I have not gotten to good terms yet. And she's going about as if she is a Queen or something.

Sophia has already hissed at her tonight because she kept bugging her while she was trying to sleep. Meshia ran right into her and rolled on the floor acting like she wanted to play with Sophia. Sophia will have nothing to do with her or playing.

So all in all she is real thrilled to have the special honor of being chosen DDP.

So since it is my job to tell the news at the junction, I have.

I'm not jealous no I'm not jealous. The Fuzz Bucket!!!!


Today was the day for the House of Blues

August 7th 2012 9:09 pm
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Girl Human invaded the sanctuary of Blue's today.
With Clorox,Mr. Clean, paper towels, wash clothes, pillow cases, mop,bucket, vacuum cleaner and towels. I think she means business.
Blue was not happy. He was about to be placed into his carrier. He cried and clawed.

"I don't want to go" he cried.
"Your not going anywhere" replied Girl Human.
"No, I don't want to go" he yelled even louder.
"Your not going to the Vet, don't worry," repeated Girl Human.
Then the door slammed shut. Blue was trapped.
"Meow," he cried weakly.
That was all that was said.

Girl Human moved everything.
Blue watched every move with displeasure.
She's making everything smell strange.
She didn't put my scratch post back were it belongs.
What's with that?
She moved my sleeping shelf. AWWWW She put that back. Great move.
What's the deal????
You cleaned my litter box?????
It smells, Smell like flowers or some stupid stuff like that. You didn't put it were it belongs!!!
What's the deal????
Windows, she just cleaned them last week.
I just got those nose prints right.
Now she's messing them up!!!
Holy whiskers she's gone bonkers.
What's happening????
All the lights went out!!!!
Hey don't forget me!!!!
Where is she???
Oh at that gray box thing.
Lights, we got light.
Now we are cook'in.
What's that???
Oh well we got light and she's still here.
Hey, let me ouuuuutttt!!!!
She's not looking!!!
What's that???
I don't like water, not that much.
A whole bucket full and it's got bubbles,
"Your Ok" Girl Human said as she reappeared with a big mop in her hand.
OH yes, silly me!!!
The floor, of course.
"Go on, get it over with.
"I want out", Blue thought to himself.
Girl Human picked up the carrier and placed it on the floor and opened the door.
"Everything is different," yelled Blue while walking like a reptile.
Girl Human left.
Later Girl Human returns and finds me stretched out on my nice clean floor looking at all the nice space she gave him.
"BLUE HAPPY!!!! Where's Dinner"???? he expressed.


Make a New friend plus the food Question answered

August 6th 2012 11:19 am
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We have a lot of new kitties and I'm asking for you to put out a welcome paw two when when you have time. went to Rainbow Bridge today after a very short life here on earth. We here at the Junction hope you will stop in and give a few words of comfort. a beautiful fur named Romeo has 51 friends.

They have been busy readying their pages for you all to visit. So please give them a big Catster welcome.

I have also been asked about the great cat food I have been feeding my guys. I will say Grandma Human put her cat on it a few weeks back and she said she has already seen a big difference. It's Blue Buffalo. They have many types of food for many tastes.

Wilderness chicken is Grandma Human's kitties choice. Ours is, Healthy Mature and Freedom the grain free formula. They are not cheap. You will find they eat a lot less of it because the nutritional needs are satisfied and hungry becomes a thing of the past.

They are so much more active and their fur sheds less and their new bodies look super. We have been giving it to our main house guys for almost a year. The Freedom is new. Our guys are loving it.

It seems all vets are programed to Science Diet and that's because Science Diet supports the vet schools. My guys have never done well on it. My carpets are a testament to that.

I had better luck with Purina prescription. The food just got to pricey. The results were not that apparent and my diabetic just kept gaining weight. . Most vets will shun anything sold in a store.

Many brands, I agree they are junk. But I believe the new generation of premium diets are going to make them do some changes to their thinking and foods. A good blessing for us cats and dogs too. My Human has a nutrition background for Humans and applies a lot of the knowledge she has accumulated over the years to all types of animals. Blue seems to fit the bill, she says.

Grandma Human became interested as when she stayed with us. She noticed the big difference in their lack of hairball problems and leaving gifts about. She was sold. She was so surprised that her finicky cat loved it at first site. I told her to be careful and mix it with her regular food. She told me the other day that miss finicky, is just eating the new stuff and picking through and leaving the rest.

So give it a try if you can. I would still keep another of your cat's favorite brand on hand. Offer it least once or twice a week. I always believe in a back up in another brand. Just in case your supplier can't get what you want, you have a backup they like. Also give some canned foods. Blue has some good choices our guys like Wilderness salmon the best. For those who make their own foods you just might ck this out. Worth the effort.

OK, enough of the advertizing. But, I was being asked. "Just some good food for thought". TEE HEE and Winkie Winkie!!!!!


Some say give it a name???

August 5th 2012 7:48 pm
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Thanks for the DDP honor. Thank you everyone for the yummy cakes. We got so many we had to give some of them to the kitties at other Sanctuaries and Shelters.

We know they were lonesome and homesick and a nice slice of cake would brighten their day. If any of you have anything you don't use ask, your Humans to donate it to your favorite kitty sanctuary or adoption center. It just takes a small part of a day and gives a lot of pleasure to those poor guys.

Now to the subject at hand.

Skunk, Cute Skunk.

Some of you said, give it a name. I decided it has to be


Your not STAYING
and you need to GO.

I'm sorry but Girl Human does have a soft spot for cute unscented kind. She acquired a young descent-ed fellow when she was in her 20's. He was unable to return to the wild so she became a foster Mom.

She also had an orange male cat named, Nickolas. He did not like the new cat and sprayed everything he could spray. The skunk would have smelled better. That relationship lasted for 2 years.Thank goodness for a product called Odor-mute. She still uses the product today, around the Sanctuary.

She later gave the skunk to a zoo. Nickolas never improved. He went and lived with a farmer. Not really a good time had by all. The skunk was real cute and funny. Gave lots of smiles to all ages.

She had to bath him every day as that muskie odor was there every day she didn't. He loved baths. Every day it was the ritual. Jump, hiss, shake the tail. Then Girl Human grabbed him up and take him to the bath tub.

He would swim and play and flip and swim. He did not like the shampoo part and then in the winter we tried the hair dryer but found the skunk smell would start as soon as the hair dryer hit the fur. His fur repelled water quickly and we would towel dry him.

Having a 3 room apartment the two would not last a day together. Nickolas would knock everything over in site. The skunk went to work with Girl Human every day. He sported a x-small dog sweater on cold days and sometimes a little hat for laughs. He was the hit of the workplace and everyone wanted to hold him, play with him and walk him.. He loved anything he could climb into and he walked on a figure 8 dog harness and lead.

A walk always lasted for ever as everyone had to stop and ask questions. Plus anywhere there was grass was a digging ground. Snow was a play park. Skunk Angels must have been a real puzzle to anyone who followed us later.

We went to visit him at the zoo and he was the hit of the place. Everyone who worked there had to either be playing with him (he loved cat toys with bells and squeakers) hold or walk him. He was spoiled for sure. We knew he was happy and left if very capable hands.

I'm sure he was the talk of the town and the zoo for many years to come. We moved far away and never got to visit them again. I'm glad to have had the chance to be in charge of such and odd couple.

Back to the subject at hand:

Our state, it is against the law to have wildlife in your possession. Not even suppose to feed them. know people do. There is a Wildlife Center to do the job. They have state certified people who specialize in different wildlife. Even if we wanted to keep the cute little guy, we can't.

So "Yougo" is his name. Sure hope it's a he. We now have the food dish on a high metal table with out any chairs or things around it for him to try to get to it.

My skunk never seemed to climb. So hope we are safe now. Sure don't want to make him mad.


Little Stinker

August 2nd 2012 10:06 pm
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Male Human was sitting on the new screened in porch tonight enjoying the nice weather. We have a screen that is cut so the cats can enter. He has been placing cat food in a dish there so the ferals will get use to the enclosure and us.

Girl Human went out to join him and it was pretty dark.
Male Human says "Skunk".
Girl Human says, "Sure"
Male Human repeats "Skunk"
'"Where" asks Girl Human once again.
"There" moving his head a slightly.
Girl Human laughs and replies "Yeah Sure".
"No, Skunk" he says again with out emotion.
Girl Human opens the door.
Male Human says "Skunk".
Girl Human looks down and there is this cute little skunk looking at her.
"OH it is a Skunk" with great surprise in her voice.
She shuts the door.
Male Human says "Thanks" but not very loud.
Girl Human laughs.
The skunk goes back out the screen and walks up to Girl Human and stands at her feet and looks at her. Then goes under the porch. Peeks back out then back under. Male Human moves the food to the table and quickly gets out and walks off with Girl Human following.
A few minutes later They sit on another patio.
"Shunk" say Male Human.
"Would you stop that", replies Girl Human.
"No, Skunk" says Male Human with a surprised voice.
Yes there he was, joining us standing just a few feet away .
No odor, no fear. This years crop for sure. Then he went back under the porch.
The Humans retreated to the house and left the wildlife to their evening chores.


Sophia Update

July 28th 2012 10:00 am
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Sophia is dealing with her new lifestyle quit well. She managed to get back into her normal schedule with modifications. Her biggest accomplishment before breakfast yesterday was to yacked a super big hairball. Yes, that's our girl.

She is not a pill taker and we were lucky that her pill has been working fine. She takes one in the morning after she eats for her heart.
We have not gone into more extensive testing to find out what the other issue is with her gallbladder. We had a full panel blood work done and she passed with flying colors. The only thing I was told that what they saw was, not cancer.

We are hoping to have time to recuperate on the finances. We have been hit real hard with Vet bills the last two months. Between Sweeny, Meshia, Blue and now Sophia, the credit card is on fire. Since Girl Human is not working it has been tight. but she is enjoying her summer off.

One thing we have found is the change of food we have made last year. It really has made a difference in the quality of our guys. Sweeny's diabetes is very stable. All the guys have gotten their shape back and are much more active and beg to play nightly.

The toys are all over the floor each morning and they seem to be more attentive. I only wish we could do it for all the others but it is not cheap but, worth it. Girl Human is hoping to get some dollars coming in by September.

Our new food has no Soy, Corn, or Wheat. With all the genetic treatment issues involving our food sources, we decided to give it a try. There seems to be many issues related to those ingredients that heavily affect our pets. I'm sure seeing the difference.

The biggest issue with this food is, it is changing my lazy guys into the little devils they are meant to be.

Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend. We had a nice hour long rain last night and our temperatures dropped into a welcomed mid 50's. Slept with the windows open. What a wonderful nights rest. Today it is warming up again.


My post has a hole. Sorry Catfather

July 28th 2012 9:17 am
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OMG they have got to be kidding. I'm sorry I read it wrong. Dumb me.

If Facebook wants to put a stop to offensive abuse photos then they need to start with some of the big non profit organization Facebook pgs.. They post horrid and morbid photos trying to get their points across and gain more followers.

Having encounters with some of their supporter makes me wonder what kind of mental background they are trying to capture. Their supporters have more then proved they have some issues that need to be addressed by a licensed professional. . I do share some of the death row kitties on my pages. Does that make my pg. bad too???

Facebook has safeguards built in to remove posts from an individual that you don't want to see. Get real. Sorry I can't read, I guess I need more catnaps.

There has been some Catster's going out of the box and the subject of my last post still stands. There is a lot of drama as of late. I can only hope my view will get a few Catsters thinking, before they post.


Blizzard AKA The Catfather had a diary post July 25th

July 27th 2012 9:02 pm
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I wrote a response and I do want him to know -I love him and still want to give him nudges. I just had to respond.

So here goes:

Catster is for having fun, developing lasting friendships and comforting those who need a shoulder to lean on. There are lots of kids on this site. They come here for fun and smiles. Catster's teach about kindness to animals. People want to help each other with their questions or problems.

We do have our sadness too. The cycle of a normal life is shown here. From birth, to caring for and living with cats, to Rainbow Bridge. Comfort and compassion is the agenda.

I think views expressed in writing are fine but, not photos. Expression is good for the soul. Abuse photos have their place. Catster is not that place.

There are many other places one can go to express the concerns in living color. You have a much larger network to pull from. More unknowing people who may learn something from those awful photos.

We here at Catster are well aware of the horrors of animal abuse. Many of us have seen it first hand. Much is spoken on a one on one bases as we know there are people who don't want the exposure.

People get pretty aggressive and down right hateful when it comes to abuse. We don't welcome that kind of discussions here.

I have been involved in the Caboodle Ranch Story ever since it began and there are some real sick people out there who don't know how to argue and talk intelligently. Some horrific and brutal terminology in their discussions. If fact some of those on Facebook are now being served warrants themselves for threats. That's not Catster.

Many who have left Facebook to return to a more comfortable setting. And Catster's pay for that right as members. When members speak on Catster they are heard.

If you are asked not to do something please agree. The object is not to hurt, offend and above all, cause some young person to leave Catster at night and have nightmares.

Kitties needing homes are displayed here a lot on the pages. Fosters, Vets, Vet Techs, Shelter employees and volunteers, pet shops owners and their employees and have pages here. Catster more then plays their part in finding homes for abandoned cats.

Don't take offense to the responses on this page. Some will agree, some will partly agree but, all Catster's are a far different breed then other groups.

A good warm feeling is what a Catster wants when they turn off their computers and go to bed with their furs.


"Amber Alert"

July 24th 2012 8:14 pm
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Today Girl Human was going to clean the porch of Blue's. Every time she went out the clouds came. The wind blew and the sky got real dark. Amber would beg to go under the bed and hide from the noisy thunder.
Pooh was a gentlemen and joined her each time. Girl Human was like a jack in the box. The Amber alert happened every hour or two through out the day. So she opened and shut the bedroom door 7 or 8 times today.
The rain did not come and the porch never got cleaned. At 4 p.m. a big clap of thunder and lightning happened at the same moment. The black sky let loose. We received 1 inch of rain in 15 min. to much to fast.
As for the Amber Alert??? Well, she was under the bed before the lightning hit the ground. Guess you could say she is "Fast as Lighting".
TEE HEE and Winkie Winkie!!!!!
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