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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, 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 any of you and your you or your folks have dreams and memories of you together in another time?

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

love and light,
Yours-with coat or without,


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.

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

love and light, despite it,


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,


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.


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. 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.
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,



Welcome to THE OLD MAN! -

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

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


We always said Trust that Miracles Do Occur!

love and light,

Please say hello to the Old Man!


Small Shelter in Catfather territory needs votes

January 9th 2013 8:54 am
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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.



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,


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,
and the Ridgewood Clowder

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

Tabby's Place website...where Dot lives:


Extra Special Purrs Requested for an Abused and very sick- Kitten

December 26th 2012 1:33 pm
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Hello Furs,
This is a sad story, and one I wish I could give a happy ending to.

Mommy's friend called her. She had volunteered to foster a kitten pulled from a local 'kill list' at the city shelter. The kitten wa duly pulled. Mommy's friend was told the kitten was in a special medical foster til it was ready-the poor baby needed to have surgery before he could do to anywhere else.

Mommy's friend called her a few days ago in tears. She was told the kitten was very sick, was battling gangrene, but could not have surgery til his bad URI was better.

The kitten had been badly abused-it had been BOILED.

This baby-if he makes it-will lose most of his back legs and his tail.

Mommy's friend has decided she simply can't foster him. She believes due to the severity that he should be PTS.

The medical foster handling him-who this particular rescue has known for awhile disagrees and believes there is still hope.


We are resilliant. We overcome all. We are CAT!!!!

Let us, with all the magick bestowed upon us, this side of the Bridge or the Other, send out such a wave of purrs for this little kitten named Brad.


Purr with and all....

for Brad, the most beloved of Christmas Miracles...

love and light,


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