April 17th 2012 8:59 pm
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We have the good new bad new blues this week.
Meshia is having a ball. She listens so well. She is eager to please the Humans. She even went out of her way climbed in the chair with Girl Human. Gave her repeated head bonks. She asked for a few forehead kisses and went on her way. She was so tired tonight she fell asleep while Girl Human was playing with her. Soooo Sweet our new devil is.
She did not chase anyone today until, I went in her play pen. Girl Human left the door open. Meshia did not like that. She ran in to tell me so. She said nothing and tried nothing.
Girl Human got Meshia's attention and I ran out very quickly and went to the dining room. Girl Human followed and hugged me. I panic-ed and sunk my back claws into Girl Humans collar bone. I was jumping as far as I could go then ran off to hide. Girl Human yelled OUCHHHH!!! I ran back to her. I quickly apologized and went on my intended way. Now Girl Human has four holes to tend to.
More good news:
For the first time in years Pooh has been so good. We keep watching for any sign of decorating. All has been good so far. He lives in the bedroom and bathroom most of the time. He is allowed out a few times a day for an hour or so when Male Human is out of the house. He has only had to take two tranquilizers in two weeks. A record.
He cried the first few days but found that he has all the food and potty to himself. Not bad he decided. He likes to sleep in the shower and under the bed. He sleeps so well. Girl Human goes in the room and he never wakes up. What a change. We sure hope it continues.
More good news: The project has gotten along well until yesterday. The weather was 85/87 degrees. The sun was bright and all the sudden it turned an odd yellow. Everything turned odd yellow. Girl Human walked outside to a cloud of choking dense smoke. The whole area was full of smoke in all directions.
She returned to the house. Put Meshia in her playpen and closed all the windows. She called Male Human at work. She asked if there was a forest fire in the area. He called the fire department. They said they were looking for it but, could not find where it was.
Girl Human got in her car with cell phone in hand. She started circling the area to make sure there was no fire anywhere within several miles.
There was a lot of smoke and it was hard to see where it was coming from. Male Human called later to say that it must be smoke from an fire 15 miles south of us. By 4 in the afternoon it started to clear off as the wind had shifted in another direction.
Now The bad news:
Our Central Air died a final death. Now we have to have a new one. Very costly and the project must be put on hold until we get funding. Since Girl Human is not working money is in shorter supply. So here we are with a half done project and no idea when it will be able to continue. Well that's how it always happens. Every time the ends start to meet something always comes along and makes them further apart, Murphy Lives.
April 9th 2012 5:55 am
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I was off Catster over the Easter weekend. What a big surprise seeing all those yummy eggs waiting for all of us when we looked on our pages. We had over 600 notices waiting on my e-mail. I will never be able to thank everyone for all those eggs individually. I want to thank everyone now for thinking of us on this busy weekend. I do not have time today to look at all of them. I will have to do it later. Girl Human has a lot to do, the new house for Pooh is arriving Wed..
Pooh has spent most of his time in the bedroom. We had a lot of company this weekend. He has not been to happy about it. He came out for a short time. He was not a very good boy. He had to go back to the bedroom.
He has had the TV on all weekend. He has been watching HGTV. He is learning about how to decorate his new digs. His idea of decoration and Girl Humans ideas don't agree. So she has been covering everything in plastic and cleaning the plastic with spray Clorox when he gets in that decorating mood.
I sure hope they get it all straight soon. The clean smell is OK but we just want a calm house. Calm??? Who am I kidding??? Girl Human ordered a shampoo machine and that does not sound good to me. Sounds like we are going to have a lot of disruption in our future. It does have a big box and maybe she will let us play with it. It looks like it will be fun. I hope they put it together soon.
Meshia got her new playpen. She happily got to join in on greeting the visitors this weekend. She was located in the rec room in front of the fireplace and she enjoyed all the attention. She had a few of the visitors held her. She loved all the fuss. She was so happy that she purred and gave Girl Human head bonks and more purrs several times last night and this morning.
Meshia had a nice Easter. The bunny left her a pink rabbit, 2 ceramic pink dishes with a silver plate on the front of them saying, Princess. She said the food tasted extra special in her new dishes. She licked them clean.
Girl human felt so bad that Pooh was closed in the bedroom. She let him out after Meshia was placed in the Guestroom. He was not out 3 minutes and he started decorating the microwave stand and her antique Chinese furniture. Luckily they were covered.
Yes, we understand the jealous state he is in. He was doing this long before Meshia had ever arrived. We thought with Girl Human being home all the time he would feel better. His habit has not changed. The new Pooh house was the only option left.
He will not be alone. The inside guys will get to go to the exercise area to visit. We will connect it to the main house next year so it will be easier for them to access it. Girl Human hopes she will be able to let him come in at night and sleep with her. That will just have to be worked out after the adjustment is made to the new digs.
Well guys I must get going and we all want to thank you once again. Nudges to all and Winkie Winkie.
April 5th 2012 10:33 pm
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Yesterday, I was in the exploring mood. Girl Human sat with me for several hours and played on her notebook. I was happy to have her in my room. I looked out the window and rested on the pillows near her. I was very happy.
Girl Human had to go and get Sweeny's medicine from the Vet. When she returned she checked on me. Male Human was home and heard NOTHING.
I decided since he didn't come and say hello to me, I would get his attention. I climbed the pile of Christmas wrappings and bows to see if I could see him. Then all the sudden, I was on the floor with big thunk. I was fine, was rather fun actually.
Once I regained my dignity, I turned and saw purrrty rolls of ribbon, bows, labels and shiny pretty paper just sitting there waiting for me.
Being the kitty I am, I could not pass up a big opportunity like that. First, I tried to put the rolls of ribbon back in the plastic storage box. I could not help, they rolled the wrong direction. I kept trying to get them to turn around but they would not do as, I showed them.
They were so shiny and colorful. I just could not resist seeing how they might taste. So a few holes got in them while, I was trying to put the back where they belonged. Whats a kitty to do????
There were these 2 big bags of bows. They were to big for me to lift myself. The only thing I could do, was open the bags and put them back one by one. They flew everywhere. I tried my best to get them to go in the storage box. There was plenty of room for them since the ribbon would not go in the box. Stupid stuff. OK, I admit a few of the purrty bows got holes in them. They were fighting me all the way what was a kitty to do???
Girl Human tried to open the door when she returned home. For some reason the big storage box with all the paper was laying in front of the door!!! A magician must have been at the window. Yeh, he did that.Or maybe it was that orange cat from across the road!!!
Well I didn't want to get blamed so I decided to wait for Girl Human on the top shelf (5 ft off the ground) with my new friend, wooden fishy. I was real good and didn't make anything fall off the shelf while I was waiting.
Girl Human worked her way in to thru the door and saw my dilemma. She nicely took me off the shelf and said, "well I see you discovered what goes up does not always come down!!! She sure is wise!!!
She was so nice to me she did not say a word. Just started picking things up and told me, I should not climb up high like that again. She thinks I might hurt myself.
All is fine, we are still the best of friends. She bought me, a new toy. A purrty Easter colored worm. It was a dog toy but I didn't tell her that. I know she met well. I rather like it. I play with it because it makes her smile. Makes me smile too.
Also, Happy Easter to all from the guys at Calico Junction and Me Meshia.
April 1st 2012 9:14 pm
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All day Girl Human kept asking me questions. questions I am not going to answer. I just keep giving her more questions to ask. I have questions too!!!
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Today's Question: from girl Human:
How does something with the use of 3 legs, less the a foot high, manage to jump from the floor to a shelf, 5 ft off the floor????
(There was nothing around for me to jump from, other then the floor.)
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How did she know???
That fish ornament could have just decided to lay down all by it self!! Why does she ask me such a question????
(Yes, I am the only cat in the room and no others have been allowed in.)
So that is my introduction to this new forever home??? Questions????
April 1st 2012 6:34 pm
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Stop in and give a big hello to my new fur sister Meshia. She would love to meet you guys.
this link may not be available until later tonight.
Blue is home and doing OK. He is not allowed to go out on his porch and enjoy these nice days until his ear wound is healed. He is not at all happy with this plan. He has to have antibiotics and a ointment on his ear. They removed a large ugly scab and the Dr. said it may be Cancer even though the test say no. He also has a bad mouth full of sores, could be the same thing. He is now on soft foods and baby food. Poor guy.
Girl Human is playing nurse this week with all the medications and special diets.
All we can do is wait and see if it returns. So lets all cross our paws and hope for the best.
We still have not given up on our Z Quest. Meshia is a gift from our Quest.
We also have a building fun going on our Facebook pg. Annie Spokescat for the new project. Pooh's house and exercise area for all the inside guys. We need a lot of things and always need help so please take a few minutes to ck out our Fundrazr.
March 29th 2012 9:08 pm
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Blue has been fighting this ear problem for a while and it gets better then it goes away some and then it's back. This is about the 6 or 7th time the scab has dropped off and then it comes back. Now it is much bigger and nasty looking. So he is without food tonight in case surgery is needed. The Dr. said that may be the next option. Blue was tested for cancer and it does not seem to be the problem. Since he has aids it could be the beginning of something bigger. I also saw a small area on his neck that looks the same.
Many years ago we had a cat who had a skin disorder and it so bad and several long weeks at the vet and many painful months later we had to let her go. We had decided to do it and the Dr. went in to give her the shot and she had already passed in her sleep. They determined later that she had a flesh eating bacteria.
We have already decided that we will not want that for Blue. We have been concerned about him since his cage mate died of kidney problems last year and he is alone. We give him a lot of extra attention and brushing and treats but he still has not been himself.
We do not look at this as a sad time as he has been with us so long. We will give him what ever the Dr. thinks best. He is such an easy going sweet guy. He is one of the few we have who does not curse at the Vet. He doesn't even cry when he rides there.
So we will know more Sat or Monday.
You guys have a good weekend. Remember don't have to much catnip and fence climb. Not safe you know. So you and your Humans be careful and enjoy this beautiful weekend.
March 28th 2012 6:18 pm
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Today she talked with the shelter that has the tri kitty. She was told that Meshia (Miss Kitti) will be kept until she is adopted. How wonderful. That's the kind of news we like to hear. Made Girl Human so happy. Thanks everyone for all your help with the info I asked for I had a lot of
Pawmails with ideas and information. I did learn a few things from each of you and now I will be ready if needed to accept a tri kitty/snowshoe into our home. Nudges and Winkie Winkie all.
March 27th 2012 9:43 am
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While your here could you please read my March 26th diary. I need some help here and fast. Thanks.
March 27th 2012 9:40 am
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I saw Lacey's Diary Entry today and wrote a comment on it. Once I wrote it I thought, I have heard this same thing happening here, before.
It is a shame that someone who has an issue can not keep their uninformed opinion under wraps. Put those e mails in their back pocket and just sit on them.
Comment on the Diary is good for all. I believe tact is needed by everyone not just here but anywhere.
And yes, I am stating my opinion but please note, that it is in general. Not directed at any one individual.
I have received this pawmail on the subject: From Lacey
Annie sweetheart, I think you have it a little wrong. the person that did this to my mom isn't on Catster, she's on a completely different forum and she's a complete stranger. Mom didn't even know she was on that forum until she started to bad mouth publicly on there about our website. Don't worry anyway, mom never responded to her and doesn't care to. Mom wants peace and to just get on with helping kitties and that person is a waste of mom's very little energy. so it'll be okay.
Oh I'm glad that this was a non Catster purrrson. But my message still applies. I have received messages from a few Furs in just the last few months that, have had Catster's do this very thing. I don't get in the middle. I'm a sidelines type of gal. You know that old saying="Let sleeping Fleas lay". So now, I will.+++++++++++
My entry today: Tuesday
If they have a bad day to, go and vent in the closet like us kitties. If they are afraid of closed spaces then go, to the grocery store and buy a big bag of cheese puffs. Go share them with the squirrels. Tell them, your problems.
If you have an opinion learn to be diplomatic. If you don't agree with the way someone is doing things then, keep your opinion to yourself or go elsewhere.
We are all here for the same reason. For the fun, not the ridicule.
So grow up and for cry'in out loud.
Put a smile on that sour face and walk down the street and see how many smiles you get back. Another words enjoy life and keep the negative comments to yourself.
Smiles remember Smiles. Negative behavior not welcomed.
March 26th 2012 2:55 pm
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I have been trying to find a home for a kitty I have seen in a shelter. The place does not keep them long. I'm not asking for anyone to adopt but if interested I will sure fill you in.
This cat is an adult (2to3 yrs)female. Looks like it has Snowshoe background. Very vocal like Snowshoe's are noted for. She has beautiful blue eyes and colors in the face of a Snowshoe. Her front leg that has been broken or deformed at birth. From what I have observed, I don't think she was born that way. She does OK when she walks but seems like she has not mastered the technique for turning and laying down. I would think if she was born that why, there would be very little problem with her movements at her age.
She is very healthy looking, nice fur, no scars, no fight marks. I believe she was abandoned or thrown out because she may have issues the people did not want to contend with anymore. She was classified as a stray. I don't think for long. No one has put out a missing report on her.
The pound said they took her to a vet. The vet told them it looks OK but, may want to remove in the future. The paw works and she moves it when she is making bread. Appears normal until she stands and can't place in in a downward position. She acts as if there is nothing wrong with it. The leg is not bendable at the elbow. This fact makes me think that she injured it and without treatment and it healed that way. She seems to have good hygiene habits as her fur is beautiful and clean all over.
I am so much against amputation when a limb looks good it have good nerve reaction and efficient blood supply.
Why would a vet say this will have to be removed?? There is no discomfort, no tumors, or no apparent cause for amputation.
Do you know anyone with a cat unable to use a front leg and is there things that should be done as a special needs besides litter box, and stairs for climbing.
Snowshoes are said to not be left alone, Why?? What do they do?? Crew? Spray? Howl?
Since she is use to a cage should she be placed in a cage when you leave.
What about Vacations and boarding?? If upset if left alone.
Well as you can read from this I am concerned for her welfare and if all comes to pass and she's not adopted I guess I'm the final one. Since I have never dealt with a 3 legged, Snowshoe I am asking for you guys to give me some pointers.