Rider's Reflections

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Strolling

June 13th 2010 6:28 pm
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Mom took me for a nice stroll in the park today (before it rained). That was pretty fun. There was a mother with a young toddler who was having a tantrum and when Mom and I strolled by, the little boy stopped crying and Mom let them look at me in my stroller. Then the boy was good. The mother thanked us for the distraction! There were also some kayaks in the river we watched for a little while. Then we had to make a quick stop at PetSmart on the way home for some kitty litter (and a couple toys since I was so good). That was fun too. I had several people admire me and pet me... and I loved watching the birds that were for sale (Mom wouldn't get me one though)! Mom is tentatively planning to taking Linus and I to some cat shows this fall which could be another strolling adventure...

 

TCA 2010 Annual Photo Show

June 28th 2010 8:25 am
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Mom entered Linus and I in the Traditional Cat Association (TCA) annual photo show. They just posted the results! I won:

1st place - Traditional Tonkinese, Best Kitten (5-8 months)
1st place - Traditional Tonkinese, Best Cat in Premiership (Alters)
1st place - Traditional Tonkinese, Best of Color (Natural Mink/Seal)
1st place - Best Couch Potato
2nd place - Most Beautiful Eyes
Co-2nd place - Best Cat in Show
Co-3rd place - Best Kitten in Show
Co-3rd place - Best Alter in Show

Here's a link to the show: TCA show
They are still working on uploading pictures, but the results are posted. Linus also did very well and Mom is so proud of us!

 

My 1st Birthday!

July 15th 2010 10:38 pm
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Today is my 1st birthday! I've now lived in my forever home 4 and a half months. Unfortunately I "celebrated" by going to the vet! I got a distemper vaccine and Mom also expressed some concern about my teeth. I do have some mild gingivitis. I'm NOT very cooperative about having my teeth brushed either. At 9 pounds, I'm getting a little "pudgy" too. Tonkinese are generally not very big cats.

Yesterday we had some severe thunderstorms move though our area. Lightening shorted out the fire alarms in our apartment complex (causing them to go off), fried Mom's garage door opener (causing her to be late to work), and zapped Mom's T.V. Linus and I were so scared and hid under Mom's bed for quite a while. Scary part is, the worst of it was north of us, we only caught the edge of the storms.

 

Thunderstorms

July 27th 2010 9:45 pm
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Another big thunderstorm rolled through today - and I was SCARED! Last time it shorted out the fire alarms (causing them to go off), fried Mom's garage door opener (causing her to be late to work), and zapped her t.v. Today we lost power for about an hour and it fried Mom's garage door opener again! The landlord is fixing the garage door opener... again. It was so loud and scary! I hid in the litter-box and didn't come out til I was sure that storm was gone! Even then, Mom still had to coax me out! Linus was fine, followed Mom around as usual. Even that new baby, Oliver, didn't seem too scared. Me though - I was TERRIFIED! I hate thunderstorms. Mom hopes we don't run into any storms on cat show weekends!

 

Tagged

July 29th 2010 9:37 am
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HI Furiends! I finally made it to answer the Tag GAME!
Here we go! I was Tagged by my friend Milo.
Thanks fur tagging me!

1. Do you ever wake your parent up in the night?

Not very often, but occasionally Linus and I have to have a late night wrestling match in Mom's bed!


2. Do you ever tear up things?

No, I'm pretty good about using my scratchers.


3. What is your favorite treat?

I'm actually not allowed treats.


4. Can you fetch something when asked to do so?

No, fetching is for dogs!


5. Have you ever lived any place other than where you live now?

Yes, I lived with my breeder until I was 7.5 months old. She was going to keep me as a stud, but decided she didn't need another boy.


**Here is what you have to do now. You need to copy & paste this entry into your diary. Delete my answers and Tag furriends names and add yours. Be sure to mention or thank the furriend who Tagged you ! You need to send a message off to the furriends you would like to Tag. You may copy and paste my original Paw Mail message I sent to you. You may also send your message in a Zealie. That's it! You may want to read your furriends Diary entries afterwards and thank them for playing. Have fun!

For anybody who may be reading this who has not been tagged yet... consider yourself Tagged by me! :)

Have a wonderful SUMMER!!

I’m going to tag a few furriends of mine now.

 

Cat Shows

August 6th 2010 1:55 pm
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Mom's talking cat shows! My breeder did show me as a kitten before Mom got me and I did pretty well. We'll have to see what the judges think of me now that I'm all grown up! Mom is going to enter me in the Fox River Valley Cat Club ACFA show in Neenah, WI September 11-12. She also wants to enter me in the Twin City Cat Fanciers CFA cat show in Inver Grove Heights, MN September 25 (Linus will be going along to that one). If anyone will be in the area and wants to stop at the shows and root for Linus and I just let us know and look for us!

 

Cat shows

September 3rd 2010 12:03 pm
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Mom entered both Linus and I in a CFA cat show September 11-12. More details in Linus' diary. I'll be making my cat show debut as an adult and trying for my Winner's Ribbons for my Premier title. Both Linus breeder and my breeder will be there. Should be a fun show. Will let you know how it goes...

 

DOTD!

September 7th 2010 10:52 am
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My typist didn't find out I was Catster's Diary of the Day yesterday (Labor Day) til today! She's had computer issues and was actually working on Labor Day for the holiday pay. Wow! I'm so excited! Thank you to Catster's Diary Gal and thank you to every cat who's read my diary and left congratulations!

Now for some not so great news... I've been having attacks all holiday weekend that look/sound very similar to what my angel brother Mickey's asthma attacks looked like. So, Mom called the vet first thing this morning and I will get checked out tomorrow. We'll see what the vet says...

 

Vet visit

September 9th 2010 12:10 pm
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Mom took me to the vet yesterday. I was having coughing fits and occasional sneezing and wheezing. My vet checked my out and took some x-rays... I have bronchitis and probably early asthma. I got sent home with an antibiotic for the bronchitis and prednisone for the asthma. At my age (13 months) my vet did say there's a chance I might "outgrow" the asthma. We'll see. I do seem to be feeling a little better today, but I will not be able to go to the cat show this weekend. Mom will still be taking Linus to try for the last points he needs for Grand Premier. A trusted friend will be coming over to check on Oliver and I and give me my medication while Mom and Linus are away.

 

Cat Show

September 23rd 2010 12:03 pm
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Mom is planning to take Linus and I to the Twin Cities CFA cat show this weekend. I'm doing well after recovering from bronchitis and asthma and Linus will be going too since he seems to be over his cold. Hopefully we'll do well!

 
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