September 27th 2010 8:15 am
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I saw this posted on my friend pate. Thanks Milo (1111843)
A Pets Ten Commandments
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, good or bad, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you yell at me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old or become sick. No matter how you feel, I’ll be there for you.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you.
Thanks Pops! We really do have a wonderful home!
September 26th 2010 8:52 am
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*Tim is spokes-cat*
Tim: "Well, Pops is all, I do not know what it is that humans get, not nervous, maybe what they call apprehensive. Cats do not have this feeling as we are either cool with-it or not-cool with-it."
Toby:"Well I don't know what Pops is thinking? I mean we had been smelling him for a week!"
Buddy: "Yeah wadja tink he taught we wood doz? Be all alley-cat on-im? We cibiized. Cept Toby! But..."
Tim: "Buddy! No sibling goofing. We are here as a furmily"
*Buddy Grumbles but nods his agreement*
Pops: "Ready guys? Here he is!"
*Pops lets Rumpy out of his carrier*
Rumpy: "Hi Guys! Been Smelling you! I see... Hmmm Timmy? Right. Toby? You really are good looking dood. And, you must be Buddy Bud! Hi there guys"
*Rumpy starts up his Big-Motor-Purr*
Tim: "Hi Dood! Welcome! Make yourself at home. Your nose will tell you who has what staked our personal like."
*Tim wanders into the bedroom and jumps on the bed*
Toby:"Yo! Dood! Welcome. Like Tim said just pay attention to our personal places."
*Toby get on the top of the tree*
Buddy-Bud: "Yeah... Well... Hi...Busy watchin fer Mouzers sneakin in."
*Buddy goes to his spot at the top of the stair*
Rumpy: "Hey Pops want-ta play?"
Pops: "Well... Is that all guys? Guys?"
An anticlimactic introduction was had by all! Rumpy is now just another one of Da Boyz
September 24th 2010 1:57 pm
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Hey all my friends!
First gotta say Good Job to Buddy Bud! He was KCK Cat of the week! We love ya you big old galoot!
Next! Well the cat is out of the bag! Our new Brofur is... Ta-Da... Drum Roll Pleaze...
Whee--Hoo!!!! Yays!!! Yippee!!
So his name is cause he is a Bob-Tail, but, he had none! They are liken about 12-14 vertebrae with a little kink for the show circuit so... Instead of being a celebrity cat on da circuit he is coming here for his forever home! He is real happy about that and he is a great TomCat from Down Tennessee way!
He has what he calls a Big-Motor-Purr!
Like those hot rod cars and boats that go RRRRRRRRR!
We had to wait for all his check-ups before we could formally be introduced so now we are all Tails-in-the-air... Oops! I mean we are all Walking-in-circles-purring excited to be meeting him...
Whats that Pops??? He is coming NOW!!! OMC!! Line up! Lick that fur! Buddy Stop looking for snacks! Toby Calm down!
OK We are ready...
*All in unison*
Hello and Welcome Rumpy Stumpnots!!!!
September 21st 2010 5:45 am
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Hi to all my good friends!
I wish I had more time but we are getting ready for a new rescue dood who is coming soon!
*Timmy looks excited*
We do not know his name yet as Pops is keeping it secret cause of Buddy Bud being so, well, flighty. The big old galoot had a very bad life and it took till about the last 5 months for him to really settle in.
Pops has returned to work part time so the puter is not on all day. We can only sneak on a bit. Darnzies!
He is also busy with adoption days for the Kits coming up. The next one is in King of Prussia PA at the King of Prussia community park. There is a yearly flea market next to the police station and Spay and Save have a spot.
Last weekend 3 cats may have gotten homes! Wowzers! I was a Spay and Save kitty so I know how exciting that is!
We have been good boys for the past week. Even Buddy-Bud has not caused any Cat-astrophes! MOL
Have a good week I will hopefully be back on Friday!
September 16th 2010 6:31 am
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Justa comment cause Buddy told me about some postings he has seen.
We have no idea why there would be an exodus from a site that does provide an interesting and fun place for, and this is the rub, Cats!
And yes we include the odd Mom or Pop or Auntie or Uncle who are People in this. Their Puters after all!
If there may be one or the other advertisers on this site that you may not like, come-on already, vote with that old American Tool: Buying power! Any Cat can look at their dish and tell Mom or Pop those famous words that shall go down in history, uttered by that cat whose name fades, but, whose words still resound in cat-dom: "DO NOT WANT!"
I mean if you do not like it do not buy it!
We quit dry foods. Not easy! Took a lot of cat-will-power. But we did. *Buddy glowers* We still have plenty of treats
*Buddy rolls his eyes*
Buddy Bud: "I do feel better Tim"
See. And we did not have to "bash" any company to do it!
You can also just spread the word, in your Own Private eMail, hosted by the carrier you choose, at home, in privacy, to all the people you know. "Please do not buy Blah Blah! I feel this about that, and, also, let me say another thing that needs to be said but was not; and... and... and..."
You could also set up your own web site. Costs about ten bucks a month. Too expensive? It is a tough money time for many! Hey, get some like minded to chip in a buck! Ten people and there you go!
Then, maybe... The Loudest will get to be boss!
Oops! What did I say! Sorry!
Aw... Shucks! No I'm not! MOL
Yeah Boss! The boss of you! The boss of me! The boss of this! The boss of that! Boss of who this independent business should take advertising dollars from.
They Demand: If they DO-NOT-DO-WHAT-I-WANT I GO-HOME WITH BALL OF YARN!
Sorry... This cat says: DO NOT WANT!
Wrong way to do it!
From the experience I have had here I know the powers that be listen. A message, POLITE of course, will be noted. Enough messages and there will be a difference.
An even better way is to go on the nutrition forums and post stuff about WHAT YOU DO and KNOW!
Not what others SHOULD NOT DO!
We have a bit of time now and again and we will go to Answers and give our knowledge to newbie cat owners.
We suggest wet! We say why! We do not mention Brands! Never a peep from the moderators. We had issues with wet! Buddy swore he would die if he did not get a certain brand! He got over it! In Time!
Buddy: "No I did-not"
Then there was a litter, a non clumping earth friendly litter. One of the kittens ate a chunk. He stopped eating! Luckily he up-chucked it! If it went a bit further he may not be with us! We now only use plain old clay or the newsprint kind. We were STEAMING to say the least. We tell plenty-many kitties about this but NOT ON CATSTER by BRAND!
Also: We like hand play! We like crate training! We like claws! We tried raw and will again! We don't get cat shows, but, are trying to learn! We don't like hoarders! We like spay/neuter. We donate! We give time! We transport to adoption shows at national pet supply companies!
There are groups and lists for all the things these people want to do with Catster! Lists that let you rant about all this stuff. Lists for people who like... Dogs... Even for *Tim Shudders* Politics!
Let us all move forward.
If you want to leave; so be it!
Me, Buddy-Bud, *Toby runs up* "Me Too!" will stay. We like it. We need a break from Pops *Pops flicks Tim's ear*
We have so many friends it is hard to check on them already.
We do our best.
We will make plenty more friends!
We may Like Catster, but, we love our friends more!
PS: Sorry Buddy! Stole yer thunder!
PPS: FaceBook?? What-cha think Pops?
Pops: "Yew Gotta be kidding? Biggest collection of banality on the planet! The self serving in search of sycophants. My eyes bleed when I go there! The "HotNSexy" adverts make you want to purge. Thats why I love, and, talk to my Cats!"
Tim: Awww shucks!*looks embarrassed*
Timmy TomCat Buddy-Bud TomCat Toby TomCat The Kits The Angels: Inky, Pee, Stinker, Amber... *Coco flys in* Me Too!
And of course Pops
September 13th 2010 7:20 am
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Pops is back at work.
We want to make our pages nice for halloween.
We want to find new things for cats and put them at our web site SuperCatSite dot com. It is just a blank page now!
Much to do.
Around naps and play and meals we are hard pressed.
We hope he leaves the puter on so we can visit everyone here when he is away. We have too little time.
*Yawn* Think I need a nap.
Give me a quick head scritch. Yeahhhhhh!
Timmy TomCat being busy sleeping
September 8th 2010 5:56 am
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Anyhow Pops has been thinking! Smell dat fur burning, MOL.
He read a La Fee Verte's diary about being gentle!
This is a little "Pet Peeve" of Pops. Pet! MOL! I think... OUCHIES! OK Toby I will get on with it! no more nipping!
OK. Some say that "hand play" is a bad thing! Whats that about? Pops says that communication with us by touch and play is the very important to a connection between the owner(Pops) and the Pet(us).
Now the truth is we do have to learn how to play with them no-furs because they do scratch easy. When you read some forum entries and other "expert" opinion they discourage this type of play. We wonder why?
It is obvious that not all pets whether cats, dogs, even lizards, cat be touched ad-lib. The pets demeanor, past behavior, social status, health, and the whole gamut of a deep holistic assessment must be taken into account. Even in times of distress a cat that is known can be handled with no worry of scratching or biting.
Pops had a very badly injured Tom Cat, Tommy T. Pops was very upset but Tom could no longer have a quality of cat life due to being attacked by bad people in Philadelphia. The vet told him: "Be careful he is going to bite! He is in too much pain!". Well Pops just reached into that carrier and Tommy started purring like a locomotive. His face all distorted, his eyes still told a bigger story of a true connection. Tommy T went to over the bridge quietly in Pops arms. This had to do with the bond that had been developed between cat and caregiver.
Now all are not the same. It depends on the animal, and, how deeply the owner understands their personality. Ming, another fur from long ago, a hot tempered Siamese, would allow some petting, some play, but would give very clear signals of: "Enough. I have had enough. Thanks but no thanks. Bye." She would then jump down and go hunting.(A whole book of what she brought home) If Pops kept touching he would get a nip. Ming let NO-ONE else pet her.(Well Pops GF. She was family) Ming would jump on their lap and visitors would raise their hands in the air and yell:"Your cat! Get your Cat!"
Pops hand played with this cat with no problem.
Pops even got Buddy to play nice! A 10 year old rescue who had who knows what kind of home. He hid for months and months before showing his face during the day. He would turn and nip at any touch. Today he gets a nice head scritch and pet. He is just starting to hand play with Pops. He gets confused, like he does not know what to do, and jumps away.
It is very tough to have "time" for life let alone a pet. Work, family, chores, all take so much effort. We juggle and dance to get done with this and that while forgetting the other. Lots to do. Every day.
But with time, attention, and most importantly, a connection, we can have a gentle relationship with a wonderful part of our natural world. The only domesticated creature that "choose" to be in our lives. It really takes so little. Just a continuity. A regular time to pet and play. Just a few minutes. With just that we get so much back.
Pops always wonders how people who have issues connecting with a kitty connect or have empathy with other people?
Wow this got complicated! Anyhow!
Pops is FOR Hand Play! We are too! Each in our own way!
Pops says he is gonna put dis stuff all inna place fer the new cat owners.
"Youz betta getz on ova here N lookee dis birdee ting unda dere! I tink I gotz it but I dunno?"
Have a wonderful play day with your kitty!
Timmy TomCat(N Pops too)
September 5th 2010 10:41 am
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I have been thinking about furs and friends.
Some who have troubles.
Some who are ill.
Some who are in danger.
Some who have gone over the bridge.
Some who are close to this trip.
I was laying with Pops last night
I was in my special spot.
Purring and looking up at him.
He looking back at me.
It seemed as though it was only a moment.
As though it was something that passes.
But this is only the image.
What was is timeless.
Flowing back and forth.
Always bright and shining.
I thought of those over the bridge.
Realizing they are still here.
Time and distance mean nothing.
As we are one that has been, still is, and always will be.
One in the heart.
The only place that matters.
Happy Holidays to Everyone!
September 2nd 2010 10:17 am
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I have finally taught Da Pops to do a tiny bit O CSS so...
Ta-Dah Here it Be:
The first song: Can't get no Satisfaction be for Buddy Bud! He never happy!
The Second is:Secret Agent Man for Toby. He thinks he da Kitty James Bond. MOL
The third is fer da Kits: Shangrala. Dey neber had it so good!
Da Res be fer me and I may be switchin up so stay tune-ed
PS Pops Put my Gotcha day up so maka note n checkit twice.
August 26th 2010 5:02 am
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I have to come out of the closet. I am a grown kitty and I should be proud of all I do and who I am!
OK Here Goes: I have a pica-appetite. That is when you just have a hankering to eat, well, odd things. My favorite is dust bunnies. If I catch one Pops will see me coming out from under the couch with it. I then sit down next to him, my normal spot, and commence to eat it up. It is funny cause he has to look close to see what I have. He shakes his head and gives me a pet.
Anyhow, the other day, I got my OTHER Favorite, Plastic bag! Now Pops goes nuts when I do this. He checks and makes double sure to throw it all out and put it all back in the box it came in, BUT, he missed a little bag that was in his new cameras box.
I came up for my morning treat with the bag halfway down, covered with cat spit, hanging out of my mouth! Pops grabs it and his hand slips! Cat spit is like the best motor oil slippery! So I jump down and we do the cat walk away, Pop walk after, trick for a bit. He grabs the bag and... I had chewed it in half. Gulp. Yummy Bag bit!
I was fine. I ate all day. I still use the dirt pan.
Now it is 4 days later and Pops is better. He is not following me and checking every thing I do. That Pops. He means well!
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