January 12th 2014 9:28 pm
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Today is Ashlynne's and my 4-year anniversary on Catster. We have 4 candles on our cake now!
We arrived at our new home on January 10, 2010. It was a couple days later -- January 12, 2010 -- before Mom had time to make our Catster pages.
I didn't even remember it was our Catsterversary until I was reading Sissy's diary. She's been on Catster 8 years today. I happened to think this must be about the date that we joined, too -- and it is!
We've had a good time on Catster and made lots of friends in those 4 years. We received a lot of support when Ashlynne had to have her eye removed. In fact, Ashlynne's life may have been saved because our Mom read in the Catster forums about Natasha's iris melanoma.
We can thank another Catster member for finding us our home, too. The mom of Catster Katrina told our mom about us and that led to us being adopted and moving from Ohio to New Mexico and our new home. Today is also Katrina's birthday!
Catster has been very important to us, and we hope to be here celebrating again next year, and the year after that, and...
December 31st 2013 1:45 pm
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This morning Mom made a tiny change in one of my Fun Stuff bio fields… and everything in every field disappeared! She tried putting something back in, but it doesn't work. It just gets wiped out again.
It also happened to others, which I discovered after my bio fields disappeared. It was reported to HQ, who replicated the problem and turned it over to the Techno Cats to fix. HQ advised not to change anything in your Fun Stuff bio fields for now!
Below is a link to the All Paws Bulletin Group, the BOLO (Be On The Lookout) thread, page 168, where Watch Dog said not to make changes. (The problem was first discussed on page 167.)
Dogster and Catster All Paws Bulletin, BOLO (Be On The Lookout), page 168
Beepers - with a plain Catster page until this is fixed!
December 24th 2013 8:16 am
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...is my two front teeth!
Jeepers, this business of getting old is getting old!
Almost 2 years ago, the vet took most of the teeth I had left. I still have my bottom fangs and incisors, but she took my top fangs and the other teeth on top except for two incisors. That was it -- two little incisors were the only teeth I had left on the top!
Now those are gone, too! A few months ago when I was at the vet for a check-up, Mom had the vet check my mouth because she thought something looked strange about those two incisors. Something was strange, alright. One incisor was missing. Gone! The one that was left was very loose, too.
The vet thought the remaining incisor was so loose that he could give me some pain medication and pull it -- no anesthesia. The tooth wasn't bothering me, though, and Mom didn't like the idea of my tooth being pulled that way. It didn't seem to warrant me having anesthesia so it could be pulled, either, especially since I have kidney disease.
So they left my tooth alone, hoping it would fall out easily on its own, and Mom was to continue watching me to make sure it wasn't bothering me. She kept bugging me, looking in my mouth. The tooth kept hanging in there! MOL!
I've been picky about my food the last few days, so Mom checked my mouth again yesterday. I really don't like her doing that!
This time, that tooth was gone … missing… nowhere to be found.
Where'd my tooth go? I need it for the Tooth Fairy!
July 1st 2013 8:02 am
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Thanks, Diary Gal, for choosing me for a Daily Diary Pick today!
Thanks, Catster friends, for all the comments on my last diary entry about my dad coming home and for the comments on the other diary entries, too.
Thanks for the rosettes, Pansy, Hilda, Sparkman, Morticia, Toffy, Skylar and family, Pooh of Calico Junction, and Tyson.
Thanks for the DDP pictures, Big Harry & family and WeBeesSiameezers.
Thanks for the pawmails, Angel Buddie, Buddha and Smiley Cassanova.
Thanks especially for the purrs for my dad! Ashlynne and I are still doing our best to help him get all better.
June 28th 2013 4:44 am
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My dad came home yesterday! I'm helping him read the newspaper this morning. He must have really missed having my help every morning. I didn't forget my duties, though!
beep beep beep beep beep!
May 21st 2013 7:49 am
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I visited Dad at the therapy place a couple more times to give him some of my special therapy, and I made some new friends. Some of the nurses like me -- they really, really like me! Tracie is my favorite so far, but I made another friend Sunday when I was there.
They're impressed with how friendly I am and how I don't even try to hide from them. Why would I hide? They pet me! I purrrrrrr. They tell me I'm handsome, too. Prrrrrrrrr.
May 8th 2013 7:41 am
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My Dad's been missing for almost 3 weeks now and I've been missing him a lot. Mom says he'll come back home but he needs more time away from home while some broken bones heal and he learns how to walk again after they heal. I miss him so much!
Yesterday Mom came home in the middle of the afternoon, put me in the carrier and took me to see Dad. She said he had finished his other therapy for the day but he needed some purr therapy. I purred for him while he petted me. I kneaded him, too, and he said it felt good. We both needed that.
I was so happy and so was Dad.
That makes me a therapy cat, doesn't it? I think they should give me a therapy cat cer . . . cer . . . certif . . . paper.
Ashlynne and I are sorry we have missed everything on Catster for the past 3 weeks. It will be a while before our Mom has time to let us be on Catster. We miss all of you!
January 14th 2013 12:53 pm
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I just knew I was the favorite in the family! Today is "National Dress Up Your Pet Day," and I'm the one who is dressed up!
Look at me -- I'm the pet!
September 15th 2012 6:12 am
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I'm the birthday boy today! I'm 14!
There must be a surprise party planned for me -- Ashlynne's hiding under Mom's nightstand. She must be hiding there until it's time to come out and surprise me. I'll be sure to look surprised!
Thanks for the birthday wishes!
August 26th 2012 12:49 pm
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A couple weeks ago our Mom and Dad got to play a small part in a transport helping a rescued kitty get from her foster home near Kansas City to her new furever home near Phoenix. They call the transports "Love Trains", and this one came right through Albuquerque. The Mom of Catsters Senna and family told our Mom about the Love Train... and Mom signed up to be a driver.
Our Mom drove a couple of hours east from Albuquerque to pick up the kitty from another driver, then drove the kitty back to Albuquerque and met another driver, who continued on westward with the kitty.
Mom said the kitty was a very good traveler. When Mom or Dad talked to her, she'd "meow" in reply, but otherwise she didn't say much. She even slept for a little while.
When they got to Albuquerque and were waiting at the meeting point for the other driver to arrive, Mom let the kitty out of her cage (inside the car) for a few minutes. She was very interested in what was going on outside the car and didn't seem scared or stressed at all. Here are a couple photos of her:
(1) Traveling in her cage
(2) Looking around while the car was stopped
Mom crocheted a pink blanket and sent it along with the kitty to her new home, but never heard whether it got there or got lost along the way. That's okay, though, Mom will still make another blanket for the Love Train kitty the next time she gets to help in another transport.
The group that organizes the transports has one or more Love Trains going various places every weekend -- wherever a kitty needs a ride to get to their home. Mom said the experience was fun and rewarding, so she hopes she gets to help again soon. Here's a great video about the group, which is named the Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network (URRKN). The group was formed after Jack the cat was lost at J.F.K. Airport in New York a year ago. Jack's story had a tragic ending but it was the inspiration for the URRKN Love Trains:
Love Train video
And here are Ashlynne and I forming our own Love Train. Ashlynne is the caboose!