February 3rd 2013 5:49 pm
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Wow! This was certainly a big surprise! Here we are in the frozen northlands, afraid to spend too much time close to the woodstove because of that creature in the kitchen…but I’m getting ahead of myself. More about that in a minute.
Thank you everyone for the wonderful gifties!
From Manytoes and WeBeesSiamese we received some beautiful mementos – too bad the Catster fleas won’t let them show up yet. :(
Also Tundra and Manytoes gave us some shrimp.
Reanan and family – shrimp
Patches, Coda, Lucky and family – shrimp
Midnight and family – shrimp! So come on down, we’ll supply the shrimp sauce!
Tate, Harley Dreamette #2, Anna and family, and Sonny Bono and family gave me lovely red roses – thank you!
Benson and Napoleon gave me snowmen – fun!
Frankie Adopted at Last and family and Blizzie and his family gave me trophies – that was sweet, guys!
Gleek gave me a heart,
Monster and Xena Princess Warrior and family gave me pretty pink rosettes,
And Smiley Casanova gave me an Adopt a Pet rosette (how did he know???)
MILO and Mallee gave me a rainbow star – I love it!
And kisses to you, Zachie, for the diamond…or was that from Gris? (he thinks I have gorgeous eyes)
Tiger and his family gave me Hot cocoa – delicious!
And Blade gave me a ball of Yarn – but didn’t include the instructions of how to get untangled out of it – tee hee!
Oh, and cats gave us loads and loads of fishies - yum!
And the creature I was referring to is a kitten (3 mos. old or possibly younger) who apparently got dumped on our driveway. (It’s the pawrent’s fault for posting those signs that say: “SLOW NEUTERED FERAL CAT ZONE”.) He came running up to the Mama when she was leaving the cattery last Weds. Too tame to be completely feral, and his fur doesn’t seem thick enough for him to have been outside all this time. But he’s malnourished; his bones can be felt too easily through his skin, and his belly was the bloated potbelly of a kitten with worms. The pawrents have wormed him and have been feeding him up, but they have to be careful, because he won’t stop eating any food that’s where he can reach it. The Mama picked up all our bowls and put them up on the window ledge and the dresser where he couldn’t reach them!
Right now he’s in a kitty condo – it’s huge! We’ve all, including Socks investigated it when he’s been out of it, but we prefer to get on top of it and growl down at him. Who asked him here, I’d like to know! Don’t know if he’ll be staying – it’s making me nervous…(We’ll post some pics when the Catster fleas get under control.)
Concats to you on this honor, Sleeper!
That wee kitten sounds like he appawsiates being warm & cozy right now, even if he has to stay in a condo fur now...Hope he does well. Did he get a name? If so that means he might stay...just saying, MOL!
Well...they're calling him Owl - cause of the eyes; they look too big for his face! And he does get to roam outside of the condo part of the time, but the Mama has to watch him to keep him out of trouble, and to make sure he doesn't eat our food. He is so frantic for food, I guess because of whatever his past history is, that he doesn't know enough to stop eating when he gets full.
Concats Sleeper! Way to go! It is so cool to see you and Blizz there on the homepage. Your Mama is so sweet and kind, taking care of the ferals and now this little guy.
Isn't that sad...about the food? Poor thing, it will likely be a long time before he knows that he won't have to eat like there will never be more...
Owl is a cute name, isn't there a song about the Owl and the Pussycat? In a boat or something like that.
He could be your:
Owl on the Prowl,
He might sit on your towel,
or if he's sad he might yowl!
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
That is all I can remember....
Oh, Wow, That's a cool ditty!
Wonder what they did with the $$, MOL!
We are so glad this kitty is in a better place, it's too bad the last owners were so irresponsible... We're happy he's safe with you guys. Hopefully you can help him get healthy again and find him a nice home. :)
Congrats on being COTD!
WeeBees, I thank they bought a lamp in Italy. Mol.
Sleep, the Diamond was from all of us. We adore your grumpy butt. Also be nice to the kit, he's lost his home.
Mom has new pics of us too and is also waiting for the fleas to go away.
First let me say thanks to Novi and Ingen for the trophy!
And Beepers and family for the rose,
Bondi, Felix Mendelssohn and family for the shrimp,
and Skylar and family for the shining diamond!
Wow, everyfur - I am touched that so many honored me on my special day. Makes me feel better when I was feeling insecure about my place in the household. You know - when the pawrents are taking in every stray tom, Socks, and Owl! MOL!
WBS - we were remembering that Fearless was a little like this about food when she first came in; if one of us left any food in her bowl, Fearless would be over there in a flash. But Owl is much more INTENSE about it. This morning was the first morning that he's acted like he'd had enough. As I said, the Mama has been very careful, only feeding him small dollops several times a day. She hasn't been to the shop since he arrived; no biggie - with it's being this cold, business is manageable with just the Papa there. Though he did get a nice pre-Superbowl rush yesterday! :)
Sleeper, you remember that part in Sixteen Candles where Ducky said do offend and then sniffs his armpits? Well did I offend you with the grumpy butt comment? Just going off of what Sammie says about you.
Mom says she has taken in a couple strays. (Diamond had a home when they got her but Mom believes the lady couldn't feed her like she wanted to thus she gave us Di)
So Zoe, Di, Meha' and Blackie were all strays and everyone of them ate and ate and ate when she first brought them in. Mom has always said its like they don't know when they will get their next meal. And it takes a while for them to realize they don't have to worry anymore. That is one lucky little kit. Can you adopt him out?
PS- as you know I grew up out in the country and for years people used to dump pregnant cats out at the barns all the time. We had one female that had not one but two litters! Somehow we gave every single one of those kits away except for Ledford Which we kept for ourselves. Turns out he had FIV. If I remember correctly he lived with us for 10 years. That inspires me to write a diary.
Zachie, you know I'm not really mad at you, don't you? I just like to tease you since you are such a tease yourself - MOL! We'll have to read your diary, but maybe not tonight...