May 17th 2014 6:31 am
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I've been asked to give the history of the Get Well Purr List and Thread.
It started a long time ago.
The day was December 26, 2006. "The Get Well Purr List", or the "Purr List" for short, was created. I thought it would be a good way to consolidate purr requests in the Get Well Soon Forum. There were a lot of requests and I figured a little bit of organization might make it easier to give purrs and support.
The Purr List grew and grew and it was longer and longer and often mom and I worked 10 hours a week to keep it updated, to post comments, to send notes to sick cats, and to help cats with similar ailments network. It was a labor of love. It was for the love of Catsters everywhere.
When I joined Catster in 2004 there were about 4,500 cats here. I figure there were about 35,000 cats here when I started the purr list. Now there are over 245,000 cats!
There are over 8,000 posts in the Original (now closed) Get Well Purr List
After 3 years, 2 months, 11 days and 8,238 posts, on March 4, 2010 I turned over the Purr List to Boxie Brown. My heart ached from worrying and purring for so many wonderful cats, it literally gave mom chest pains. Boxie started a new thread and named it "The New Home of Hazel Lucy's List for Kitties in Need of Purrs, in honor of me. I was deeply humbled by the honor.
I know it helped cats get purrs of love and support, and helped them feel connected to the Catster family. There was tremendous family feeling throughout catsterland.
love, love always,
May 15th 2014 4:51 pm
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Please share and alert your friends, neighbors, groups.
Rubber Found in Natural Balance Dog Food
BRAVO Pet Food RECALL-Cat & Dog Food
May 1st 2014 10:46 am
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Today is the day mom chose as my birthday when she joined Catster all those years ago. This is my third birthday since coming to the bridge. Mom is really feeling it. Since she's moving photos from one old computer to another old computer, she's been looking at hundreds of my photos. Every photo is a pang of joy and a little stab of longing.
Last week I visited mom in dreams two nights in a row. It was glorious being together!
We had fun and laughed and snuggled.
I'm really glad the nasty botpeople have bitten the dust, for good I hope. And I am eager to meet the new partner, just as everyone is!
Can you guess what BUDDIE and I are having to eat today and where? 5 zealies to the first cat who guesses correctly!
I love everyone!
April 22nd 2014 2:12 am
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Everyone at the Bridge is happy today for HAZEL MAZEL (Mazie)!
Lots of us worked hard to get her to Purrsville, but really, it wasn't hard at all, we just put the thought into my mom's head and into Mazie's first mom's head and they did the rest. The once scared kitty is now a contented, very affectionate cat who dotes on her mom, my mom!
We're all very proud of her progress. She just opened up with love and patience and gentleness.
And she even wore a hat a few months ago, an HL hat! Believe it or not!
April 21st 2014 8:21 pm
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Can you guess?
April 19th 2014 7:33 am
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That Mazie, she sure must have something!
DDP again, and Buddie and I are thrilled for her!
Coming up on her 3rd full year in Purrsville too.
We couldn't be more pleased with her progress!
Don't forget to share the info about Melamine in the pet food again.
April 16th 2014 9:29 am
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Cat and Dog FOOD - MELAMINE again found in pet food.
(Melamine and cyanuric acid were found to be the deadly cause of the largest pet food recall in history in 2007.)
MELAMINE FOUND IN CAT & DOG FOOD AGAIN
Here are affected pet foods
The U.S. manufactured pet foods the Consumer Council found to contain aflatoxin B1 are:
1. Purina One Smart Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Adult Dog Food
2. Hill’s Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Cat Food
3. AvoDerm Natural Chicken & Herring Meal Formula Adult Cat Food
Purina told the South China Morning Post the carcinogen was an “unavoidable natural contaminant” found in grains such as corn, barley and rice. AvoDerm, stated “it had since replaced the corn in its formula that was believed to be the source of the carcinogen.”
And then the bad news continues. The Consumer Council reported their testing found melamine in:
4. Solid Gold Adult Dog Food
5. Iams Chicken Cat Food
And cyanuric acid was found in:
6. Purina Pro Plan Salmon Cat Food,/
Melamine and cyanuric acid were found to be the deadly cause of the largest pet food recall in history in 2007.
April 15th 2014 7:50 am
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I think the Random Diary Picker algorithm generator, I mean Diary Gal is stuck!
Buddie and I are going blackberry picking today!
Then we'll take them to the Heavenly Hash Diner where they will put the Blackberries
in the the middle of the peanut butter waffles and you know the rest, deep-fried!
Thank Cat there are no calories in Heaven!
We sure hope the new partner will be announced soon!
Thank you for all the beautiful Rosettes and Gifts and lovely pictures and pawmails!
happy tiny gumdrop,
April 13th 2014 12:32 am
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It's never happened before!
MAZIE and I are DDP's on the same day!
And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mazie!
She's a big SIX years old today! MOL!
I'm real proud of this cat, she loves mom and mom loves her.
Today is also the Birthday of CATSY Angel Princess. Mazie lived in
the same home before moving to Purrsville. We love Catsy.
with a full heart,
April 8th 2014 5:33 pm
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Well yes it is, but we're hoping that soon we can change our backgrounds to match the season! Hurry up with the announcement already!