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Remembering Hazel Lucy

March 17th 2013 5:29 am
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Hello Furs,
Another bath and dip down. I have stolen Natalie's bed, and am in it, staying warm. She is in her spot at the middle of the bed, though she resents me being here.

Today, on St. Paddy's day, I wanted to write about Hazel Lucy.

Yesterday was her Bridge Anniversary.

Some of you remember HL. Some of you newbies may not. To tell it in a Nutshell:

Hazel Lucy was/is a remarkable cat.

Hazel Lucy is the Patron Saint of All of us who have 'Come In From The Cold'.

When she met her mom, Julie, she was a bedraggled, gravely ill, starving and injured cat. Distrustful, fearful, and perhaps mistreated, she was an abandoned throwaway, who had been outside, trying to fend for herself. She was not feral-if she had been, perhaps she would have been able to cope....for ferals lead tough lives.

Hazel Lucy was not such a cat. She was a soft, gentle cat, who was guided by a star to a mom who saw a small spirit with wide open fields of wonder and magick behind those fearful eyes. Julie managed to, with trust and love, bring Hazel Lucy in from the Cold. She loved on her, and healed her, working with natural remedies and a wonderful vet.

With time, Hazel Lucy's outside wounds began to heal. Her inner strength came through. She began, cautious step by step, to trust and find her way into the hearts of all who knew her.

And Hazel Lucy made Catster what it is today.

Hazel Lucy founded the Purr list. Hazel Lucy, as she was helped, helped others. When a cat Mom went to the bridge, and her furs were bought to a pound and 2 lost, Hazel Lucy and Julie headed a group of Cat Parents to save them. Sadly, one was never found-it's hoped they were picked up by someone. But a doggie and kitty were saved, and one went to another Catster mom.

Hazel Lucy had a wonderful wedding, a happy and joyous affair, marrying a wonderful mango mancat with the most wonderful eyes and kind heart. He resides at the Bridge, too, now and you know him...most of you....for he sends out healing and loves to kitties and kitty families in need. I'm taking about Buddie, much loved.

Hazel Lucy is my hero. Perhaps as many are, who have leapt the light fantastic. But I remember Hazel Lucy, not for her passing, but for the wonderous things she did in life. I thank you Humbly, lovely sweet Hazel, for your gift of yourself, and many thanks to your Mom for sharing you with us.

And for any of you who haven't known her-her mom has recently, with much love and appreciation from from me-once again posted her profile here..please drop by and get to know her...she's truly an Angel.

For any of you who wonder what she was and is like...

She is the Best of All of Us Who have Come in from the Cold.

We will always love you, Tiny Gumdrop. We will always love you.

With Purrs,
And standing on my Hinds, Saluting you for all your Wonder,
Ruffy

Below is a song written I wrote for Hazel Lucy some time ago-

I love you Hazel Lucy, and Salute you with all here who love you so....

Today as I sit on the sofa back
I smile as I sip and think of good craic
And dream of a girl cat that I used to know
Who lived in Pa. by way of Mayo

And she was a fancy one she was a Queen
She was the prettiest thing we've ever seen
Humble beginnings were her stepping stone
She had her Julie and was never alone

But you know she was such a pretty girl cat
There was never really any question of that
She had her admirers, I'm just one
And this little girl cat well she was second to none

And her name's Hazel Lucy she would say to the crowd
As she waltzed in the room as light as a cloud
My heart took to thumpin, you know what I mean
For this little lass's the lovelist I've seen

She once roamed the woods, I met her once there
Between here and there we hadn't a prayer
Wild free spirits, ah it never could last
But she stole my heart and she sure stole it fast

And her name's Hazel Lucy
Yes, Buddies her man
But sure I can dream, ah all guy cats can
She is star, yep she's sure one,
Our Hazel Lucy just loves to have fun

So I heard that she decided
To go travel on, across Rainbow bridge
To find leprechans
And frisking and laughing and purring and all
Do you know Hazel Lucy is having a ball
But I'm left behind and my heart misses her
For she was much more than her whiskers and fur

And so I court the girl cats
Of so many hues
With all so much beauty it overcomes, too
In honor of a lass who could wear the green
And a Goddess cats image, you know what I mean

So ladies I bid you a good morning now
I purr and I caper I offer meow
Because you're such breath-taking beauties
You bring me such joy
With your sweet loving natures
You undo this boy

So lets raise a glass, lets raise a paw
To the beauty of all girl cats that we've ever saw!
And I look at the moon tonight tinged with the green
Seeing our Hazel Lucy still being a Queen!


By Orange Ruffy-a tribute to our lovely Hazel Lucy.

Beauty never dies.

 

Me, Mom, and the Madness

March 14th 2013 11:32 am
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Hi Furs and Folks!

Burrrr!!! It's chilly for a guy with a fuzzy coat!
However, I'm getting better-itchy but better. Sorry we've been scarce, but Mom's been under stress, and had so little time to be able to be my secretary, let along the old grum....er, Natalies as well.

Mom was called into her Supervisor's office on Tuesday and 'let go'. She had been there 7 years. It hurt Mom, yesterday she was ill and couldn't do much. I sat on her alot and comforted her. She felt bad, but she knows, as I do, that it was much better for her.

Mom is a Substance Abuse Counselor and she worked at a Foster Care Agency. She truly liked helping people, and did her best. She's a really kind being for a human, and I'm no so sure she or dad really are human-maybe just funny looking cats. Mom was given a bad evaluation, and after 7 years she never had a bad evaluation. Dad thinks they are giving people who have been there awhile the boot because they are trying to save on benefits....they cut moms the day after she left. Dad and Mom's sister are looking into this for her.

But you know what? You know what? IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE MOM HERE ALL DAY WITH US!!!! I mean, she has school and all, but she IS HOME WITH US NOW FOR AWHILE!!! YAY!!!!

I'm happy, too, because now Mom can relax and just be-they were being very mean. I told Mom that lots of Catster Mommies and Daddies have had this happen, and Mom's a smart Mom, and going to be just fine. She already filed for unemployment and is doing homework, so she's doing a bit better today.

As for me....I'm getting better by the day. Enjoying a nice warm bed with a comforter on it with the rest of the Clowder, having lovely meals, and getting special baths by my Admirer Rachel at the Vet once a week. I don't much like the baths, but I like Rachel, so it could be worse, and it's actually nice to have someone make much of me, as you well know.

Dad says that when he sees me with my short fuzzy coat, he Knows I have lived with him in a lifetime many years ago, and now I look as I did then...all I need is an Ankh around my neck. Mom says that I am looking happier by the day, and handsome, though I miss my warm fur.

I wish all of you wonderful days ahead....do any of you and your folks...do you or your folks have dreams and memories of you together in another time?

I wish you all warm and sunny days ahead...it's great...yes, great....to be back.

love and light,
Yours-with coat or without,
Ruffy

 

Yes, it really is me-

February 23rd 2013 6:57 pm
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Today was not a good day.
I got taken to Little Vet.
Daddy got the news-yes, it is Ringworm I have, as well as a bacterial infection from scratching.
I had to be shaved down, completely. I have lesions all over. Little Vet said that I had one of the worst cases ever seen. This upset Mommy. She asked how it happened, did I get it from Paws, or who? Little Vet said that I could have gotten it anywhere. All the others have to be watched, too, now. Smokie has a spot...he may also have to get medicine.
I was shaved completely down, because Little Vet said it would be better. And when she did, they found lots of boo boo ringworm spots, everywhere.
Then I had to have a special bath.
Next week I get lyme sulfur dipped.
I am not looking forward to it.
I am a sorry sight.
Little Vet said that I was one of the sorriest looking cats she'd ever seen.
Mommy said 'oh Ruffy, you don't get things often, but when you do, you really get the full Monty.
And I am doing my impression of the Full Monty now-as you can see.

I'm still itchy, but getting medicine, I got a shot for the bacterial infection, and have to go back next week...for some sort of dip. And I'm guessing it won't be a tasty ranch dip, either.

Ah...
my lovely coat.....all a memory.

love and light, despite it,
Ruffy

 

the itchy scratchies

February 18th 2013 2:32 pm
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Hello furs and folks,
I apologize for the lengthy absence. I wanted to let you all know why-

1) I have a bad allergy that has been bothering me. Vet says its ringworm, but I appear to also be allergie to something. Mom's been giving me some medicine orally the vet prescribed, but we will be going to Big Vet this week on Daddys day off, because I look awful!!! Mommy knows I have an allergy to something becuase my ear tips get very red and my ears are scabby and I itch and itch. She has been giving me a cat antihistimine to help with the itching, but it's been bothering me jsut the same. She even stopped the cortisone cream she got for me becuase I had a reaction to that. Mom's thinkign this is my FIV related immune system reacting to something.

That said, I want to wish a belated Happy Valenines day to my girl cats out there-specially Ingen...and Miss Kaci Sunshine. I miss you Kaci....

The other thing is Mommy has been having a very bad time at work. They 'wrote her up' 3 weeks ago over nothing-and Mommy has been being harassed. She has a very short time left with grad school-only 8 weeks left of internship and til end of August for her classes. She interviewed this week for another job, that she is going to see if they will work with her to complete internship hours....but at this point, she is just hanging on and has been not feeling well from the stress.

Natalie is holding her own, and our 3 amigos, CK, Midnight and Calvin are being their clownish selves.

Mommy loves watching them!

I want to reach out to all of you and say 'thank you for being my friend'.

When things get rough...well, there is a reason my name is Orange Ruffy'.

love and light to all of you....

purrs and loves,
Ruffy

 

A fungus amoungst Us! Me!

January 14th 2013 9:13 am
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Hi Furs,
Mommy got concerned a week or so ago-I was at my ears and they looked red and irritated.
The outside looked funny too, dry and crusty.

Mommy said to Daddy I needed to go to the vet-and so today I got taken in my carrier to the illustrious Dr. Laura Gay Senk!

Now, Dr. Senk is an amazing vet! She has pioneered vets caring for ferals, and formerlly ferals. She's a legend, and spends much of her time doing spay and neuter surgery.

But she found the time to see me.

And....

I have some sort of fungal infection on my ears, and probably in my ears, which are itch.

The stuff on the outside of my ears flouresced under the light that says 'ringworm'. But Dr. Senk doesn't really know if thats what it is. In her words to Daddy:

'These guys with FIV+ because of their low immune sytem break with stuff that you don't see in other cats. It might be some sorta fungus that is ringworm like, but not. But for now, she's treating it like ringworm.

She shrugged she heard I lived with others. She didn't seem to think it was a big deal. She said that she's seen cats never get it living with other cats. She suggested just watching us all and washing the bedding that is down. And giving me my medicine of course, which I'm getting as of today.

Mommy says that I'm going to have alot of fun, not!

By the way, Dr. Senks practice is the Farmingdale Dog and Cat Clinic, in Farmindale, NY. They are open every day except Sat and they are very kind, gentle, animal friendly. farmingdaledogandcatclinic.com/ Dr. Senk has many awards for her Spay and Neuter work, and their prices are very reasonable.

I'm scheduled for my nose job next Friday, as well, Furs-Dr. Senk says its a good idea for 'it' on my nose to come off, 'just in case' as it keeps coming back and scabbing over.

Now I'm back home, of course having thrown up in the carrier and peed in it on the way home....well, what was I supposed to do? I had a full breakfast and trying morning...and when a guys gotta go, he's gotta go.

Mommy was not happy as she wasn't feeling well and had just washed the floor-having stayed home today.

love and light-Ruffy

 

Be the Change you want to see in the World

January 13th 2013 4:06 pm
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Dear Furs and Folks,

This past week Mommy has been stressed and ill. She's run down, tired and daddy's had the flu, and been working during it.
Something else was also haunting mommy-a small tabby cat with a white fae and cocoa streak down his nose, who sat, tired and defeated looking, at the Center for Animal Care and Control in Brooklyn.
On death row, Mommy sent up some energy for him...
The next day-his bio was gone.
Mommy cried and got upset. She was told by a volunteer that he was the only cat not spoken for by a rescue.
But....
He could not be found.
Mommy feared the worst.
Mommy came to me and leaned into my fur. "Ruffy, Ruffy..make it alright. Please. Ask those over us to watch...please don't let him be gone."
I purred and glanced into that abyss between here and forever.
Nothing is ever forever, Mommy, except love.
The week dragged by. Mommy kept searching for Paw's profile. Finally, she saw the posting under it...Paws was alive!
Mommy called Daddy crying. Now, Daddy is a softee, as I can tell you. Daddy told mommy 'get a resecue and lets get him out of there."
Mommy called two, including the small one she and Daddy usually work with. They said no.
She called another. They said 'no'.
She leapt in with both feet-she called a small one she had worked with to try to save Babydoll, the kitty who went to the Bridge.
She left a very heart wrenching email.
That morning Mommy had to go to school She had left them Daddy's number. When Mommy came out on break, Daddy told her 'There's a hold on Paws for us! Brooklyn Bridge Animal Rescue Coalition pulled him.
Mommy cried and laughed.
Yesterday Paws came to be here.
I have not seen him, though I have heard he got out of the cage he's supposed to stay in and is under the bed. He's not feeling his very best-he has a slight case of ringworm and is sneezing slightly. Mommy had tried to keep him in the cage but he slipped past her arm when she tried to put him back in.
But he is not on death row many more.
Paws only crime to be on death row? He was 8 years old, and his former family had a baby and no time for him.
But here, Paws will find, despite 7 of us-and he makes 8-there will be good meals, scritches, a grumpy Natcat, and love.
A woman mommy was in school with, when she heard what Mommy and Daddy had done said 'But you have 7 other cats-why would you do this?"
Mommy shook her head. She's realized some people don't get it. She said 'Because I reached out to others-and when there wasn't an answer-I realized there was and it was us. Sometimes you have to be the change you want to see in the world."

Welcome in 'from the cold, Paws. From a fellow who stood at the door, looking in as well-I stand up on my hind legs and salute you, and the wonderful people at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Rescue Coalition who beleived.


love and light,
trust, dear furs and folks that Miracles Do Occur,

Ruffy

 

Welcome to THE OLD MAN! - http://www.catster.com/cats/1281454

January 9th 2013 5:32 pm
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This is Blizzards new BFF!

http://www.catster.com/cats/1281454

He looks, oddly enough, like Squeaker...who went to rainbow bridge.

:)

We always said Trust that Miracles Do Occur!


love and light,
Ruffy

Please say hello to the Old Man!
www.catster.com/cats/1281454

 

Small Shelter in Catfather territory needs votes

January 9th 2013 8:54 am
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http://www.25kgiveawayforgood.com/vote/animal-ad vocates-of-carroll-co-md-inc-114


Would everyone go and vote? It will help them with Trap Neuter and Release for the Ferals in the area.

It can make a different for those still out in the cold.

Purrs,
Ruffy

 

The Spirit of Cat

January 7th 2013 1:58 pm
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Just breaking winter
A little chill
But I'm sunning myself
on this windowsill
Watching the street
The sun on my fur
Breathing in warm
So miracles occur
And the clock ticks away softly
In the still afternoon
Sending sparkles of light
Across quiet room
And as I purr and I laze,
on this faded mat
For this is the wonder
Of the Spirit of Cat

I feel a whisker
I sense her gaze
'Ah my good friend, are you amazed?
For nothing can stop the magick we share
A cat isn't answerable to a whim and a prayer
For we come as we please, we frisk and we play
Always remembering
We know the way
Touching noses at midnight
What think you of that
For such is the way
Of the Spirit of Cat!'

And I rose to my feet,
I groomed a paw
A tangerine tabby
who's still got his claws
Yet, they are retracted,
Yet still I can climb
To wrestle with Boxie,
sing 'Sweet Adeline!'
Play with Tigger and Alfie
who've crashed through the veil
I hear Simba ocmplain
'Gump, you stepped on my tail!'
Ah it's sheer madness,
But sure I know that,
For it's to be expected
In the Spirit of Cat

And what of fey angels
and those soon to cross
Do they slow down
No, they tell me who's boss
For this world and the next
Don't know such human things
We're Cats, sacred familars
We chase miracles like strings
Our lives are like oniions
Our souls jewels in the abyss
filled with purrs, play, and magick
Awaiting our soul humans kiss
I touch a paw to your tears
They'll be none of that
Human, remember
The Spirit of Cat

And as you stand at a window
The breeze in your hair
A miracle, you yearn for,
And for a fur someone to care
Does it so matter
If there's different fur
or eyes bright blue this time
Or a deeper purr
For souls know each other
When the time is right
Across forever tomorrows
That reflect the night
And in the darkest times,
you'lll be reminded of that
With a soft purr in your ear
From the Spirit of Cat


Dedicated to all who miss a Fur....

We are Made of Magick...

and to Zeddias Light Rainbow-

Someday we'll dance the circle again.

love and light,
Ruffy

 

Saying fare ye well to the old, and 'welcome in for the- cold' to the new...and Miracles In Action

December 31st 2012 12:02 pm
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Hello Furs,

Quite a year it's been, hasn't it? As Mommy sits and types for me, I sit here, eyes at half mast, and consider this past year.

It's been a year of bittersweet, but perhaps that should read 'sweet' without the bitter. Some sadness-for losses-and there were quite a few, not the least our Bella-bring sadness.

As I whisper a fare ye well to those I have come to know and love, who's pawprints in our hearts remain evergreen, I also sense them, ever near to their folks when needed, and with small, moist noses pressed firmly into folks necks, nudging them ever toward another fur in need, who otherwise perhaps would sit shiviering in the cold, or worse. But an otherworldy nudge urges 'yes!' and a new fur is lifted aloft and cradled in arms and heart, to begin a new journey.

I turn and look a lovely snow white persian, trotting happily along just beyond the starlight illumination of Antares, brightest star in the night sky, healthy and well, and as I watch, she spreads glossimar wings that carry her out and up and she purrs and chirps in wonder...and shines as bright as that Evening Star down upon her Mother, who must surely sense her.

I watch a black and white cat and a lovely orange tabby with white wrestle and play...and stand aloft on my hind legs to see if I am really seeing Ethan and Tigger as they break and run after a small kitten who leaps high into the 'No fair Burt!' they call in Cattish.

And my Angel, Alex, she of the wise gaze and merry wink, who has in her time as an angel, begun to waver at the edges, signifying a return to be.

'Ah, Ruffy-happy New Year'. And I touch noses to her as she rolls onto her back, ever happy, and the Bridge's emissary. And it is she who with small white teeth, grasps the fabric of the last of an old year, and pulls it back, free, to reveal a newborn year ahead, filled with promise.

Miracles...behind, before...

I gaze at Dot, a small mackeral tabby born with Spina Bifada. In her latest videos she is nearly standing, in fact, she is standing. That she was born 'other abled' has no meaning to her, as she chases D'Art, a handsome young boycat, also 'otherwise' abled around, quick as lighting, through Tabby's Place lobby, to dissapear in play, only to leap out to play some more. Dot started life as a tiny miracle, born in a barn, homeless, but Miracle nonetheless, as together the Universe came to offer her it's best, folks determined to send forth this tiny Emmisary of Love and Light to the Best and most Deserving. And so Dot thrives, and is inspiration, as are so many others who, when the sadness seems hardest to bear, leaps forward to say 'Yes, there is goodness, and light, and promise...and tonight, light, as it always does, will triumph.

And so, Furs, I sit up on my hinds, and I throw a smile up to those Angel Guides. I say 'Thank you for watching over us." And I breathe in the new as I leap nimbly forward....and I say to each and every one of you....

Happy and Wonderful New Year-may it be, as it always will be, filled with wonder and Miracles.

Love and Light,
Ruffy
and the Ridgewood Clowder


Here is a link to Dot and D'art playing...

http://youtu.be/iVET-vkhvLw

Tabby's Place website...where Dot lives:
http://www.tabbysplace.org/

 
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