August 3rd 2013 10:11 am
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To all our Catster friends whose birthdays, gotcha days, anniversaries, bridge days etc we've failed to acknowledge, we would like to apologize to you and ask for your understanding. Its been a tough few weeks with connection problems. We got our connection back on Monday but the last few days Mom has had a lot of things to do and hasn't been able to get online much. Yesterday, for instance, Mom was gone all day, had a lot of work to do, and finally found time today to get online for this short time before she has to be gone all weekend.
When Mom came online now, she found she had missed several friends birthdays, gotcha days, bridge days, etc. and she feels very bad about missing them. We want everyone to know we greatly appreciate our Catster friends and try to acknowledge everyone's special days. So please forgive us when we occasionally miss someone and know that even when we fail to acknowledge a special day here on Catster, you are still in our hearts.
Farrah & everybody else here
May 27th 2013 1:31 am
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Gyselle, Carina, and Kitty Ga-Ga all have adjusted just fine. Kitty Ga-Ga has gotten over her fear of us other cats and now piles happily on the bed with Buddha, Velcro, Uno, Lily, Lefty, and whoever else is there. Carina gets along with everyone now although she's kind of an independent loner personality. She likes to perch in an out-of-the way place and just watch everything going on. Like everyone else, she has to have at least SOME "Mommy time" though. She regularly comes to Mom and gets on Mom's chest and hugs Mom and nuzzles her head under Mom's chin. Gyselle now regularly joins the omnipresent group of cats who nap on the bed. (There's almost always somebody napping on the bed, usually there's two or more of us there.) She still likes to spend most of her time laying on high shelves though, or if nobody else has the spot on the desk by the TV, she will lay on the desk and watch TV. Buttons, Splats, and Gyselle all like to watch TV. Velcro likes to watch TV some, but he likes to watch computer screens even more. Mom has to scold him sometimes for trying to chase her cursor across the screen!
As some of you know, Kimberly who was 16, crossed the Rainbow Bridge May 23 at 10:01 pm. She gallantly fought a war with CRF for over 3 years. She told us she's happy on the other side of the bridge, she's with many of our other family members there and she also said she has many new friends over there. She said she'll soon tell us about some of her new friends there.
Saturday evening Mom brought home this big clumsy noisy creature called a puppy. Puppy? It's bigger than two of us cats put together and it's only about four months old! It's friendly toward us cats. Those of our family who've lived with dogs tell the rest of us not to worry about the puppy, everything's cool but when I see those big puppy feet coming in my direction all I think is "I don't want to get stepped on by that!" The puppy is a girl and Mom gave her a really pretty nickname "Destiny."
I think, once she gets a bit more coordinated, that I could learn to like Destiny. Right now I feel sorry for her because she had the misfortune of not having been born a cat!
March 28th 2013 11:19 pm
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Today, Mom went to adopt a beautiful Seal Lynx Tortiepoint longhair kitty from the same rescue organization Moose & I came from. While she was there two other kitties who are "difficult" kitties, meaning they aren't social with people and aren't considered adoptable (& who had been in the rescue shelter over a year, made choices of their own. One of the two curled up right by Mom's side and stayed right by Mom's side the whole time Mom was there, surprising their caretakers. The other one got into Mom's lap and gave Mom a hug, then curled up in Mom's lap and stayed there. Their caretakers said those two are cats who don't tend to go up to people at all and they aren't real social with their caretakers, but those two kitties were certainly very social with our Mom today. Those two kitties made it so crystal clear to all present that THEY were choosing Mom!
Touched by the fact that those two "difficult" antisocial kitties were so clearly choosing Mom & being so loving to her, Mom accepted their decisions. In addition to the kitty she chose, Mom also brought home the two kitties who chose her. After they got home here, those two kitties surprised Mom by being still loving to her even though being here in a new environment makes them insecure & fearful. The one "difficult" kitty is even more loving with Mom than the Seal Lynx Tortiepoint (the Seal Lynx Tortiepoint is a friendly social cat), which really surprised Mom.
We asked Mom when she's going to put the trio of newcomers on Catster & she told us when they have settled in well enough so she can get some good photos of them, then she will put them on Catster.
I am so excited, we are all so excited to have three new beautiful family members & Moose & I are especially happy because they came from the same place we came from.