April 3rd 2013 8:44 pm
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Jezebel asked my to play the tag game...OMC, the older lady asked me! I have been tagged...
Anyways here are 5 things I like about Spring:
1) The snow is gone!
2) The sun is getting nice and warm.
3) The birds are singing really early in the morning, so tantalizing....
4) The grass is greening up, and the buds are getting swollen on the shrubs and trees...which means leaves....for some shade for those really hot days to come.
5) The bugs are coming...the bugs are here! Ugh says meowmy...but I say its a lot of fun to stalk and catch them, mOL!
I am supposed to find some other kitties to tag, but if you are reading this and have not offurcially been tagged...then now you are!
March 31st 2013 5:40 am
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Eggstravaganza! Don't you love the way that word rolls off your tongue?? MOL! As long as those eggs don't roll off, that would be a big mess, MOL!!
I was in the gift shop to do some Easter egg hunting, and lo and behold there is a freebie there, today!
Thank you so much Catster-HQ for helping me and my pals have a fun and Happy Easter!
I, Pipo & my furbling Minko, as well as our angel furblings do wish all of you a Blessed Easter and a fun day. Enjoy all those purrty eggs!
Its an Egg Bonanza, an Eggstravaganza!!
March 3rd 2013 2:09 pm
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I have a job. Its called Pipo-Pawppy-Pet-Pipoweighter. This is a self employed position, discovered as viable employment with benefits for both pawrties, the employed and the employee.
Pawppy has been spending a lot of time worshiping that large porcelain fixture that peeps sit on, but pawppy was finding other ways to use it, out of necessity, MOL! Poor pawppy!
Then when he leave that room, he goes and plops down on the recliner. That's where my work starts. I jump up there and make sure he stays there as long as possible. My pay is a nice warm and soft resting pawlace. Pawppy's benefit is a warm soft kitty to pet, and be warmed up by.
Meowmy said that pawppy has gastroenteritis! Phew! What a big word, no wonder he needs to rest. MOL!
Today he got up a bit more, so he said I may find myself unemployed really soon, because HE needs to go back to his job, so that Minko & I will have good food to eat...
I hope meowmy doesn't get that way, because then while I may have new employment, who will scoop my boxes, or fill my bowls? Pawppy only evfur does those things when meowmy is out of town...
By the way, while pawppy was feeling green, it wasn't the traditional March Green of St Patrick's Day, MOL!
February 16th 2013 6:01 pm
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Oh, MY CATNESS!
There is chocolate overload on my page, not to mention the many other purrsents that are there, too...WOW!
I should say its more like a love overload, but how on earth can a kitty have too much of that!?! MOL!
Thanks to Catster HQ fur letting us have a great time on the Day of Love to spread it all around.
Thanks to all of you kitty pals who pawrticipated in sending out those purrsents!
There were 46 of them gracing my page!
I can't expect meomy to send out that many thanks notes...so I am doing it here:
THANK MEW SO FURRY MUCH!!!
I like to think that the candy boxes are filled with catnip goodies, covered in carob...
So I also had a goodly lot of fun times being with Penelope, my furry own sweet Valentine!
We exchanged some gifts, too; afterall, you have to give purrsents to your Valentine...jewels, treats and other wonderfurl items to warm a kitty heart.
I hope you all had a nice time catabrating Valentine's Day.
Meowmy had to go to work...sigh...and on my Gotcha Day too, sheesh!
Well since it was my Gotcha Day, here is a 'take two' of the Gotcha diary from last year. That way any furry pals who don't know all about it can read it here:
Gotcha Day, 2012
Well, yesterday was my Gotcha day, and today I thought it would be fun to share that story with my furends.
I was kind of too busy yesterday with all the Valentine's Day and Gotcha Day things going on around here...
A long time ago, 7 years, actually...I was in a den where there were a whole bunch of kitties, and all of them were Meezers, like me.
My kitty daddy was there, and several kitty aunts, uncles and cousins as well as my kitty mom. I no longer remember any of them, but now I do have another kitty brofur...by another mom, MOL!
Anyways, my meowmy was sad, because she and pawppy had just lost Toki, at the age that I am now, 7...Yikes!...well, he got furry sick, but I am healthy so I am not worried...
So they had Suki, who was also 7 or 8 years old. She was lonely, too, and did not get along with dog-guy, who by then was about 4.
Meowmy looked in the newspaper,and there were two ads for meezer kitties...so off she went. My birth home was closer so she went there first, by herself.
And when she got to that home, she had a hard time deciding which kitten was going to be coming home with her, MOL!
I just crawled into her lap...and purred...and she was smitten!
And then I went home to be her Pipo, named after a cat that one of her aunts had had years in the past, who was also a meezer like me!
After school that day, meowmy took one of my unfurbros and went to see the other kittens she had seen advertised...and that story is Minko's, you can read it in his diary...
Anyways, me being me...when that kitten came in the door, I knew I was not going to be having all the attention to myself here, so I hissed at him, MOL! And I hissed at him when he looked at my toys,and my food dish...and even at such a baby age, we were not too keen on each other..but it didn't take furry long, and we missed the littermates we had been with, so we made up our minds to call a truce...when we were allowed to be together according to the vets instructions...and we started to curl up together...and show brotherly affection to each other...and I even decided to make it my mission to protect this brofur of mine from dog-guy...and I still do! I have the fastest smacky paw meowmy has evfur seen! MOL!
And Suki...she was not happy with either of us! And she gave meowmy the stink eye, for a long time after that...but eventually she let us get near her, and we would make a kitty pileup...but meowmy has no pics of that...bummer!
Suki got sick when she was 10, and her seizures scared us a lot, so even though we knew meowmy was sad when she had to go to the RB, somehow we didn't seem to miss her all that much, likely because of the stronger bond we had with eachother...Meowmy missed her a whole lot more than we did...and still does, she was such a diva/princess/drama queen, MOL!
So there you have it!
February 8th 2013 10:24 am
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I can, and I DO!!
She has furs with points like me, but of a lighter more delicate variety, which of course befits her feminine beauty...and with azure eyes, limpid pools of deep blue...OMC she is a good Valentine to have for me, Pipo.
Of course many of you know her, she is Penelope, AKA Penny.
Meowmy made a portrait of her & I to display:
Well, now I have to go and dream of what kinds of sweet nothings I shall purr in her ears...as I lay in a warm sunpuddle that has come out of the clouds that dumped 6 inches of heavy snow on our area...at least we are not buried like those folks to the east who are getting a snowmageddon.
I hope they all stay safe and warm.
January 22nd 2013 5:50 pm
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Yesterday meowmy helped us 'publish' a diary about some funny heavenly happenings...
Well, today after just about freezing off her toes, since it was -10 outside...and snowy, too...meowmy stayed indoors and read the Toronto Star. Its one of the ways how she 'keeps up' with the goings on in Canada where she is from.
She got all upset and when we heard why, we had to hiss loudly, too: HISS-Meowrowl-HISS! We need to get our claws ready...
Published in The Toronto Star on Jan 22, 2013.
Cat eradication plea draws hisses from New Zealand’s kitty lovers
Published on Tuesday January 22, 2013
Gareth Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat their last in order to save the nation’s unique bird species.
The Associated Press
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND—Gareth Morgan has a simple dream: a New Zealand free of pet cats that threaten native birds. But the environmental advocate has triggered a claws-out backlash with his new anti-feline campaign.
Morgan called on his countrymen Tuesday to make their current cat their last in order to save the nation’s unique bird species. He set up a website, called Cats To Go, depicting a tiny kitten with red devil’s horns. The opening line: “That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer.”
He doesn’t recommended people euthanize their current cats — “Not necessarily but that is an option” are the site’s exact words — but rather neuter them and not replace them when they die. Morgan, an economist and well-known businessman, also suggests people keep cats indoors and that local governments make registration mandatory.
Morgan’s campaign is not sitting well in a country that boasts one of the highest cat ownership rates in the world.
“I say to Gareth Morgan, butt out of our lives,” Bob Kerridge, the president of the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told the current affairs television show Campbell Live. “Don’t deprive us of the beautiful companionship that a cat can provide individually and as a family.”
For thousands of years, New Zealand’s native birds had no predators and flourished. Some species, like the kiwi, became flightless. But the arrival of mankind and its introduction of predators like cats, dogs and rodents has wiped out some native bird species altogether and endangered many others.
“Imagine a New Zealand teeming with native wildlife, penguins on the beach, kiwis roaming about in your garden,” Morgan writes on his website. “Imagine hearing birdsong in our cities.”
But many New Zealanders are against the campaign. Even on Morgan’s website, 70 per cent on Tuesday were voting against making their current cat their last.
Morgan could not be reached on Tuesday.
And the science remains unclear. Some argue that cats may actually help native birds by reducing the population of rodents, which sometimes feed on bird eggs.
Morgan’s separate personal blog, in fact, has a separate campaign to raise $1 million to eradicate mice from the remote Antipodes Islands, where rodents are the only predators.
A 2011 survey by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council found that 48 per cent of households in New Zealand owned at least one cat, a significantly higher rate than in other developed nations. The survey put the total cat population at 1.4 million.
In the U.S., 33 per cent of households own at least one cat for a total of 86 million domestic cats, according to a 2012 survey by the American Pet Products Association.
Scientist David Winter said cats are indeed a problem in New Zealand, having contributed to the extinction of at least half a dozen New Zealand bird species. Writing on his blog “The Atavism,” Winter said Morgan’s campaign appeared designed to “start conversations.”
Still, he added, “What hope is there for environmentalists in conversation where our side wants to take people’s kittens away?”
( There are tons of comments under that article, too...catroversial fur sure...)
Come and help us HISS! What about all our furends here in Catsterland who dwell there in NZ?? If we HISS loudly enough maybe that dude will think again, well appawrently he wasn't thinking too clearly at least about us loving cuddly furs.
I bet all my whiskers that that dude has not ever had a kitty of his own. HISS
Hmmm, maybe that's why meowmy used a lot of birdies in her kitty pics lately! MOL!
December 26th 2012 7:24 pm
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Christmas Eve came with a snow storm, yesterday, it was Christmas and the sun shone all day! Hooray fur sun puddles!
Today it was snowy, windy and cold and grey...all day long...on my Birthday! Sheesh!
Well I did some kitty dancing...well chasing my tail, that is, MOL! I roll like a ball sometimes when I do that.
Yesterday, I got some gifts fur Christmas, and today I got some more...fur catabrating my meowday! But...Minko decided to abscond with one of them...and it took a while befur meowmy found where he had hidden it! Then dog-guy eyed the other one and if meowmy hadn't intervened, he might have ripped or chewed that all up, he has done that before...sigh...no wonder I do not like him, MOL!
Then when unfurbro and meowmy were on the floor solving an electrical problem...I decided that was a fine time to go urk-urk-urk...gah-brup! Otherwise known as a throw-up...but that was early in the day, and none has happened since, meowmy says I just needed the extra attention...esp since I did it all over her hand when she tried to catch it on a piece of paper...eeuwww!
I also got to lick up some yums in the kitchen befur suppertime, Minko was nowhere to be seen...so I got all of it! MOL! It was mine, all mine!
I want to thank all the many furs and their furmilies who have sent me comments, P-mails and prezzies! OMC! There are evfur so many of them! Coupled with the ones from Christmas, my page is overflowing with the love! Eventually I shall convince her to send you all my purrsonal thank-mews.
Thank-mew all from the bottom of my Pipo ♥ !
((((( ♥ ♥ ♥ )))))
December 25th 2012 5:46 pm
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Hey, Meowmy...that is a Christmas Carol, and an old one at that...
Tomorrow shall be my day, indeed, and I may even decide to dance a kitty dance of purleasure, but today its still Christmas!
I hope you, my sweet pals have all had a nice day, warm and cozy with your furmily members snuggling together...I know I sure did, the whole furmily was home all day! Ahhh, that is the good life fur a kitty!
Thanks so furry much fur all those gifts and prezzies on my page!!
Here is a wee one from all of us furs here in Catster & Dogsterland:
Merry Christmas From The Rickmar Furs
I got lots of snuggles and a new catnip skunk! A skunk??! Well meowmy said those were her only choices at the store, a grey mousie and a black skunk...filled with catnip, and akin to the doggy toys known as unstuffies, or skinnies. Guess who got the mousie??
Well I played a bit with my skunkie, but somehow I thought snuggling was a way better gift to have from my peeps...and that is just what I did.
Now tomorrow, it is my own spawsial day, aka Birthday, or as some would call it, a purrsday, or a meowday.
I tried to jump in all the rustling paper wrappings but dog-guy and Minko were hogging them, sigh...so I just stayed put in snuggle mode, afterall, I am a dignified kitty cat, a Meezer...of mature vintage, though I do spend a lot of time trying to catch that evfur elusive tail of mine.
It always elicits a giggle from meowmy when she get to watch my chasing games.
This morning befur the others got up, meowmy put a belled Christmas collar on me...I thought that wasn't necessary, but she thought it made me look furry festive...howevfur it came off long befur her camera came out, MOL!
In other mews, I have heard that there will not be another dog-guy coming to live here...that pup meowmy was trying to rescue was killed by a car, meowmy is so furry upset, and though I do not care fur dog-guys, I feel badly about that turn of events. My dog-guy did a lot of face washing of meowmy's leaky face windows.
So now I will let you all return to your spawsial Christmas evening of quiet reflection of why we have this catabratory day...
May your CHRISTmas evening be blessed and wonderfur!
December 11th 2012 2:39 pm
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Meowmy wrote an entry on our shared page a while ago...and now we are sort of repeating it here...
We made some cards to send out to our pals.
If you would like to have one, send us a P-mail with your address...of course if you already did, then you shall not be guilty if you ignore this last call! MOL!
December 1st 2012 8:03 pm
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Meowmy - aka - Catretary has been bad, lazy and neglectfur of my need to purr to my furends here...well on my own page that is, MOL!
I will concede that she does often let me mew to others from time to time...
Sheesh! Its been over 2 weeks since I last got to mew anything...well, now I shall purr an e-purr-stle, MOL! (Um...I don't think meowmy/catretary would let me do that...)
There have been some things happening in my den...the quiet having been disturbed, and not only by that barking noisy dog-guy.
Furst there were some dudes here to put in a new water heater...but meowmy said that was fur the humans here, not the kitties...we drink nice cool water. Those dudes sure knew how to make a lot of NOISE. UGH!
They even climbed on the roof of my den to check the chimney, because the water heater is gas and needs to have a safe chimney...good, at least we shall be safe from issues there.
I had to smack that dog-guy a lot, he was so silly and noisy with those dudes...
A few days of peace and then there was another team of dudes here...to check the recently installed water softener...wasn't working right, go figure! They were in the kitchen , the bathroom...invaders, I say, invaders! Just when Minko & I thought they were gone, they would come back to do this or check that...so I helped Minko find a good hidey hole, and we just chilled until we heard meowmy say bye-bye! At least they did not make as much noise.
Pawppy told me there are more peeps coming next week to check the furnace. Why didn't he get these things all done on the same day? Then we would only have to 'suffer' once, MOL!
Meowmy still hasn't even had time to get the toys out of storage, the toys she gets out every year when it is Christmas time...some balls that are furry shiny, some strands of beads, and lighted things, some trees that have sparkly lights in them, some furry feathery burds that sit in those round things she hangs up, I think she calls them wreaths.
Some animals that never make any noise, but we like to knock them off the shelf because they are rather small, that makes meowmy annoyed, she says we should not play with camels and angels...well if all these things and more, are out in full view, then why are we not allowed to touch/play with them?? MOL! Meowmy/Catretary is not only bad, she seems daft as well!
Oh, yes there was also that day when the whole den smelled so furry delish! Meowmy called it Thanksgiving, and I gave thanks for the wee tidbits of turkey I got. Minko did, too, and I have to say, I am jealous a bit, because I saw dog-guy got a dish full of more things than either one of us did...but meowmy said it was crunchy veggies...well, OK then!
We all got to sample a lick of whipped cream from the pumpkin pie...all made from scratch...hey, meowmy scratches fur her cooking?? I shall have to pay more attention in the future...
Meowmy scared me, too...I heard her talk to pawppy about maybe rescuing another dog-guy...OMC! Well not yet, MOL! She says we need to be patient fur the right moment, and that only time will tell if that happens..well, fur sure, no offense meowmy but Minko & I do NOT need another dog-guy...well, Minko might enjoy it, he likes to wash those stinky pup ears...sheesh!
And then to add more insults, she told pawppy about a kitty she saw a picture of...a 2 year old flame point Meezer, named Zeke, at the local shelter...OMC! Pawlease not, meowmy...Well, she did concede that purrhaps now, being busy Christmas time wasn't the best time to adopt anew kitty...phew!
(Meowmy here: Yes I was sorely tempted with that handsome orange Meezer! And I really want to spare the local pup that keeps getting out of his yard and tries to come into ours by crawling under our fence...)
Well, I see I did get the catretary too write my e-purr-stle, MOL!
Purrs to all, and Happy Getting ready fur Christmas...um Catmas!
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