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I did a bad! I dumped daddy's drink into his clock radio!- (Long!)

June 1st 2014 1:03 pm
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Saphira's dad here, this one is a bit long, and no, it was not really Saphira's fault, mainly mine. You will see as her story unfolds.

It began as I was lying in bed watching some Winter Olympics coverage, I think it was curling. Don't laugh, one of the sports guys on a local Southern California station was doing the coverage, and out of curiosity I took a look at it. For those of you who have never watched it, curling is kind of interesting to watch, but there is no way you can call it exciting. As the night wore on, the (non)excitement got to me and I dozed off. I had been drinking some V8 juice, and left the partially filled glass on top of the clock radio on my nightstand...

I was rudely awakened by a loud crash and the sound of a feline rapidly fleeing the scene. As I came to, I saw that it was Saphira departing and that glass had dumped over the top of my radio. Earlier I called it a clock radio, but it was not the $30 discount store special, it was a $400 Bose Wave Radio that I had for many years and had never had a problem with. At that point I accidentally turned it on and was met by a very loud ugly noise, and the unmistakable odor of burning electronics! Not at all good! I immediately removed power and began cleaning up the mess. I was pretty upset, mostly with the situation and with myself for leaving the glass where selective gravitation could cause it to fall in the ONE spot where it could do the most damage. I was NOT really upset with Saphira, while I try to discourage her from walking on my nightstand, it is not a major crime, and she was not disciplined in any way. My wife completely misunderstood my irritation, thinking I was angry with our kitty. At one point she asked if I wanted to rehome her! I was too busy cleaning things up so I could take the ailing radio into the dining room where I could disassemble it, clean things up, and assess the damage, and did not answer her at the time.

In my prior life I was an electrical engineer, which does come in handy in such situations. I very methodically disassembled the radio, cleaned it up with distilled water, and let everything dry overnight. The next morning I began connecting the various components one by one, powering the unit up each time. I was very lucky, each time things seemed to work, and when I completed reassembly the radio seemed good as new, the only area where there was some thermal damage was around the connector where AC power enters the unit and it had overheated when the liquid caused a short circuit. Still working fine.

As I was returning the radio to its normal location, I asked my wife why she thought I might want to rehome Saphira, to which she replied that I seemed so upset. I explained to her that I blamed myself for the whole situation much more that I blamed the cat. I also told her that even if that had not been the case, and the radio had been damaged beyond repair, I have my priorities: I really, really like that radio, but I LOVE our cats, and love beats like every time. I could have bought a new radio, but I can never replace Saphira.

I did learn my lesson, and I NEVER leave drinks on that darn radio anymore!

 

My secretary is WAY BEHIND on my diary, he is going to try- to get caught up.

June 1st 2014 12:25 pm
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The daddy/secretary human has been kind of busy on some kind of computer thingy, he says he is writing something he calls "software" for some kind of camera they are building. Hey, my beautiful spotted coat is not soft enough for him? And even worse, this camera thingy won't even take pictures of great subjects like my sisfur Viola and ME, just boring old stuff in the sky like stars and things. BORRRRING!!!

Anyway, expect some stories about goings on around here with Viola and Moi.

 

It's my furiend Silver's Gotcha day!

May 16th 2014 10:40 am
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Today is Gotcha day for my furiend Silver
I would really appurrciate it if some of my furiends could send him some prezzies or pawmails.

Purring "Thank Mew"

 

OMC! DDP! For me?

May 3rd 2014 7:07 pm
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Daddy/secatery woke up this morning and found an email from the Catster diary crew saying I was a DDP today! How cool is that! Actually, we need some cool, we just checked and it is 88 degrees outside, Daddy says that is pretty warm, but since I am in indoor kitty I will take his word for it. The hot pavement would probably burn my tender paws anyway.

Thank mew Catster!

 

Our furiend Skitty's birthday

April 28th 2014 9:18 pm
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Hi, our furiend Skitty. has a birthday today (4/28). She is a sweet Chocolate Spotted Ocicat like my sisfur Viola, I am sure she would apurrciate a birthday note or prezzie.

Thanks, Saphira

 

Some possible new homes for us Catster refugees

January 20th 2014 6:12 pm
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Here are the other cat sites I have located so far, most are from other Catster furiends, a few I dug up on my own. I am not including FB pages, I know a lot of you have no interest in FB, and I don't use it much myself. I really don't think that FB gives us what we need to replace Catster. Anyone who feels so inclined is encouraged to check them out.

www.unitedcats.com There are some indications this one is having $$$ problems too
http://mysocialpetwork.co.uk/
http://catscouts.com/
h ttp://cathugger.com/
http://furiends.com/
http://unitedpet s.net
http://www.dogsterfriends.freeforums.net/
http://www .thecatsite.com/
www.showmecats.com
http://www.youpet.com/
www.reddit.com/r/cats
http://catsterrefugees.livejournal. com/

Any additions, evaluations or opinions you have are welcome, preferably as a comment here so all may see it, or via pawmail or my main email: stargazer711@yahoo.com if you prefer to keep it private.

Thanks, and hopefully we can together find a new home for all of us soon to be homeless kitties!

Forgot to add the link to the "Save Catster" petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/987/291/122/tell -say-media-save-our-catsterdogster-community/#

 

Our furiend Tiger Lilly's gotcha day

January 19th 2014 2:02 pm
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Just wanted to let all of our furiends know that it is the gotcha day for Tiger Lilly,
a sweet little Bengal kitty. We love those spots! It would be pawesome if some of our furiends could send her a prezzie or pawmail of concatulations!

Thank You all!

 

Worried about all our kitty furiends in the really cold- areas

January 5th 2014 9:46 am
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Sending warm purrs to all of our furiends in the frozen north and east, including Canada. We are so lucky here in Calooneyfornia, it was only down to 30 here last night and should get up to 60 or so today, much nicer than much of the country and Canada.

We are really worried about all the outdoor and feral kitties in the really cold areas, and hope they are finding warm places to curl up!

 

Our furiend Leila's birthday

December 30th 2013 8:25 am
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Today is our furiend Leila's birthday. She is a cute playful Ocicat girl, just like me. We would love it if some of our furiends would send her a birthday prezzie.

Thanks, Saphira and her pawrents

 

OMC - COTW and My gotcha day in the same week! So Cool!

December 23rd 2013 2:31 am
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Daddy was getting ready to help me put something in my diary about how this Saturday will be the second anniversary of my Gotcha day, which for some reason the pawrents think is some sort of special day in our house, MOL!

Then, daddy checks his email and gets REALLY excited! He shows me the Catster community page and there I am, Cat of the Week!!! Such an honor! A big THANK YOU to the Catster Top Cats for selecting me for this honor, guess it will be a triple good week, my COTW pick, my gotcha day, and Catmus all in the same week! Right now daddy wants to join me sleeping, but more to follow in the morning!

 
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