October 5th 2013 7:20 pm
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Wow, guess who is October's KCK Cat of the Month? Believe it or not, its ME! Forgive me for boasting, but I've sure come a long way since my early days when I was fecal incontinent and my name was Little Bitty Shitty Kitty. (Luckily I've never had that problem again either.)
One thing cool about being a tortie...in October I'm naturally wearing Halloween colors!
The rescue kittens, their mom Aurora, and the second rescue cat Classy all have their own Catster profiles now at last. Mom couldn't get a very good pic of Aurora or Classy though, because both are nervous, insecure outside of their cages, and they were afraid of the camera. However, since Catster requires a photo be put on a profile, Mom did the best she could. She says later on when they are more adjusted, recovered from their respective ordeals, and have more confidence, she will get better pics of Aurora and Classy for their profiles. Also Mom is now letting those of us willing to be nice to the kittens, be allowed to play with the kittens when she brings them out of their cage for their individual socialization playtimes.
Gotta make this diary entry short because Mom's coming with the vacuum cleaner and its time for me to get under the bed where I know the vacuum cleaner can't reach me!
Treat yourself this Halloween, adopt a kitty who needs a good forever home. He or she will love you forever for it.
Thank you KCK group for bestowing the great honor of Cat of the Month on me & thank you everyone for your rosettes, special gifts, comments, etc. Purrs & headbutts to all!
September 17th 2013 9:52 am
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I humbly thank you, Catster & Diary Girl, for the ultimate honor of Diary of the Day and for the honor of my DDP too. I also want to thank our very good friends the Meezers (WeBeesSiameezers http://www.catster.com/cats/1148147) for the beautiful diamond you gave me. In addition I want to thank everybody for your treats, rosettes, pawmails, and for your appreciation of me and my diary.
In a strange coincidence, given the topic of my recent diary entries, our Mom was called upon to save 6 kitty lives Saturday night. An acquaintance called her, told her they had been evicted from their rental house, and asked Mom if she could give their two snakes a home because they couldn't take their snakes with them to their new rental house. Mom agreed to take the two snakes and went over to their former rental house to meet her acquaintance and pick up the snakes. When Mom got there, her acquaintance asked her if she knew of anyone who would take their two cats and four 6-weel old kittens and added that they had to find a home for the cats by Sunday night because they had to have their move completed by Sunday night. Otherwise, the only alternative would be to take the cats to animal control Monday morning to have them euthanized. Mom wondered why on earth the acquaintance let their cats out to get bred and have kittens (the second cat had lost her litter at birth) when they were in financial trouble and having trouble paying rent. She says if they couldn't afford spaying, they certainly could have kept the cats locked up while they were in heat and not let them outside to get bred.
Although Mom says the last thing she needs right now is more cats, she felt she was being called upon by a higher power to save their lives. So she agreed to take the cats with the understanding that if the opportunity arose, she might place them in good adoptive homes. After Mom got the cats home, Russ and Christine who were visiting this weekend and Mom all pitched in to bathe the kittens and to pick hundreds of fleas off of them. The kittens had so many fleas on them that they were somewhat anemic from it. (Such a load of fleas can literally kill a kitten by bleeding it to death, the flea population on the kitten must be reduced as quickly as possible, and the fastest way to do that is with a bath and combing them with a flea comb.) Mom used Dawn dish soap to bathe the kittens in and then when combing the fleas out of the kittens, she put the fleas in a small bowl of soapy water so the fleas couldn't escape from the bowl. When the water needed changed, the fleas were given a swirly...right down the toilet.
Luckily the adult cats had few fleas on them and so instead of a bath, they just got a thorough flea spraying. After the kittens had dried off from their bath and combing, they were also thoroughly flea sprayed. After the flea spray dried on their coats, they were again checked for fleas. The highest number of fleas found on any one kitten after this was three dying fleas. The kittens were obviously much more comfortable after their bath, combing, and spraying ordeal. The cages for the cats and kittens were thoroughly flea sprayed before the cats and kittens were put in them. Yesterday when Mom again checked them for fleas, she didn't find any at all.
After all this, Mom fed and watered the cats and kittens. They were desperately hungry and thirsty. Knowing that the water and electricity had been shut off at the acquaintance's former rental house, Mom felt the cats had gone at least two days without food and water. The cats quickly drank all the water in their bowls and Mom said she never before saw cats drink so much at once and that she'd never seen cats drink so fast before either.
The adult cats settled in and became comfortable in their cages MUCH faster than cats usually settle into a new situation. The kittens, seeing their mother was comfortable and at ease in the cage, also became equally comfortable and at ease in the cage.
Today Mom told me that she realized that just like I had written in my diary, she had been called upon to save lives at a time when she didn't really want and wouldn't have chosen to take in any more cats. But she put the cats needs first. And one kitten already will get a new adoptive home when Russ and Christine get their own place next spring.
Mom says you can write about doing the right things, ask or tell others to do the right thing, but that taking action to do the right thing when called upon is the best way to prove yourself and set a good example.
And now I wanna know, "Mom when can the kittens come out of the cage and play with me?"
September 11th 2013 6:46 am
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First of all Carina and Gabriel want me to convey their thanks to Catster & the Diary Girl for the TREMENDOUS honors of their respective DOTD picks and to our friends both present and future, for their comments, rosettes, treats etc.
Today is a day of remembrance for the USA and the world. Victims of 9-11 came from 90 different countries and at least 28 states. The TV is full of images and stories of those who felt the entire brunt of the unimaginably horrific events of 9-11-2001, victims, survivors, heroes, friends, families and spectators who were sucked into the vortex of a horror they couldn't have even imagined prior to that fateful day.
Every day thousands of wonderful loving beautiful kitties die needlessly just because there aren't enough forever homes for them. Unlike 9-11, the tragedy of pet overpopulation and euthanasia of wonderful beautiful sweet loving cats is PREVENTABLE. Please have your cats spayed and neutered & encourage others to spay and neuter their cats. Let others know the benefits to themselves and their cats that spaying and neutering bring.
Today, 9-11, is my birthday. There's a wonderful beautiful loving kitty out there, desperately needing a forever home to save him or her from the tragedy of an unnecessary death. Do me a favor, save a life today. Don't tell yourself someone else will adopt that kitty in need, adopt that kitty yourself, give him or her a forever home, and you will be a hero for you will have saved a life today.