KING SIR THUNDERFOOT


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"KING THUNDERFOOT"

Home:Alto, GA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 3 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 10 lbs.

MY ANGEL WIFE QUEEN CHERISH  FOREVER LOVED

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"MY ANGEL WIFE QUEEN CHERISH FOREVER LOVED"

MY VALENTINE GIFT TO MY ANGEL

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"MY VALENTINE GIFT TO MY ANGEL"

my queen

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my georgeous wife queen cherish

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"my georgeous wife queen cherish"

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sir thunderfoot knight of the realm

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Nicknames:
thundie

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Gotcha Date:
May 23rd 2011

Birthday:
March 17th 2011

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
fried taters

Pet-Peeves:
does not like to be held unless he wants to be held

Favorite Nap Spot:
on couch

Favorite Food:
friskies shredded

Skills:
yes, he taps me with his paw as i walk by when he wants a treat

Dwells:
indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
I was looking on the internet at kitties for adoption and I found him in a shelter and got off work early to go see him. I got there to find him very sick, coughing and sneezing and not being treated I told them I wanted him anyway and they actually let me have him, micro chipped him, gave me a bottle of antiobitics and sent us home. he was a very sick kitten and it took several trips to the vet and medicines and two months to get him well

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
st patrick day baby

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 10th 2013

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1314985

for 318 days


Meet my family
SHADOWFOOT JOSIEMAE ANGEL
DOODLEBUG
ANGEL SCOOTER

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FIRST KING'S BLOG INDY 500

February 5th 2014 8:33 am
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WE NOW GO TO THE INDY 500



Strong, stable leadership has been a hallmark of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for more than 100 years, as only three groups/individuals have owned the facility since it was built in 1909.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in the spring of 1909, the result of a creative vision of Carl G. Fisher and his three partners in the venture, James Allison, Arthur Newby and Frank Wheeler.

The track’s original purpose was to serve as a common testing facility for the rapidly growing local automobile industry. With dozens of companies like Marmon, Cole, National, Marion, Overland and American Underslung operating in and around the city limits – Stutz and Duesenberg would come later – Indianapolis had by 1908 risen to fourth in the country in terms of numbers of automobiles produced. By 1913, it would rank second.

Indiana roads were generally not yet developed, and automotive technology had increased so rapidly that many passenger vehicles had become capable of greater speeds than any dirt road would permit.

Recognizing that something far more substantial was needed for testing purposes, local businessmen Fisher, Allison, Newby and Wheeler joined forces to build a huge “motor parkway” on which long straightaways and gradual turns would permit any automobile to be stretched to its fullest extent. In addition to private testing, they reasoned, occasional automobile racing events in which the entrants were the manufacturers would give the general public an opportunity to witness competition by stripped-down versions of the same vehicles one could purchase from the showrooms for personal transportation.

The founding partnership was spearheaded by Fisher, a Greensburg, Ind., native who would eventually develop Miami Beach from swamplands into an exotic resort area. Later, he would form the Lincoln Highway Commission, which built the first drivable highway across the United States.

Fisher’s partners in the track project were Newby, head of the prestigious National Motor Vehicle Company; Wheeler, of the Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor firm; and Allison, who six years later started the operation destined to become the massive Allison Engineering Company.

While IMS was built in 1909, Fisher’s vision of such a facility was outlined to the general public as early as November 1906 in an issue of Motor Age magazine. A detailed letter that he wrote appeared in the magazine, describing the advantages of a circular track of 3 or 5 miles over the traditional 1-mile fairgrounds ovals of the time.

In autumn 1908, Fisher and his friend Lem Trotter drove from Indianapolis to Dayton, Ohio, in an automobile. It was a tough trip, as the rough roads required numerous stops to repair punctured tires. Frustrated, Fisher insisted that his proposed track would help solve the problems of low-quality tires and automobiles.

A day or two later, Trotter and Fisher went for another automobile ride from Indianapolis, this time about 5 miles northwest of the city into the countryside. They arrived at the corner of the Crawfordsville Pike and a little cart track that eventually became Georgetown Road and saw four adjoining 80-acre tracts that were for sale.

The outgoing Fisher then convinced the flamboyant Wheeler and more reserved Allison and Newby to become his partners in the purchase of the land. The land was purchased in December 1908, with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Company officially formed March 20, 1909.

Fisher originally wanted the track to be a 5-mile oval, but his plan was modified to feature a 3-mile, rectangular-shaped oval, with a 2-mile road course inside that when linked to the oval would create a 5-mile lap.

New York civil engineer P.T. Andrews, who was hired to oversee the project, said a 3-mile outer track was possible on the available land but that the outside of the straightaways would be so close to the edges of the property that there would be no room for grandstands.

Andrews suggested an outer track of 2.5 miles would fit perfectly. The road course section was abandoned soon after grading began at the site in March 1909, leaving the 2 .5 miles that became the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The Greatest Race Course In The World.

In 1927, American World War I flying ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and his associates purchased the Speedway for $750,000.

The Speedway fell into disrepair from 1942-45 when it was closed during America's involvement in World War II. But then the most prosperous and longest period of IMS ownership began in 1945.





In this era of mergers, takeovers, buyouts and bankruptcies, it’s close to an anomaly that the Hulman-George family still owns and operates the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1945.

Until the modern era of major league sports, it was quite common for one person to buy a team, run it for a number of years and then hand control to his or her descendents. But the advent of television and the ensuing tremendous hike in team monetary value as cities across the country and wealthy business people eagerly bid for ownership has reduced the family-run operations to a scant few.

On Nov. 14, 1945, Terre Haute, Ind., businessman Tony Hulman purchased the famed but rundown 2.5-mile racetrack located 5 miles from downtown Indianapolis for $750,000 at the urging of Wilbur Shaw, who won three of the last five Indianapolis 500 Mile Races held there before the U.S. entered World War II. Hulman bought the track from famed Rickenbacker and named Shaw as its president and general manager.



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CORONATION

February 1st 2014 6:54 am
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The Coronation Ceremony Sent: Sat Feb 1



Message:
The Castle grounds at Catster Castle were miraculously free of snow, moreover spring flowers bloomed in abundance lending a festive air to the cool morning, the storms had abated and the day promised to be beautiful.
Thundie was nervous as his brothers helped him dress for the big day. They had enjoyed light breakfast, served to them in the suite, and they were ready for the momentous day.
Thundie walked to the balcony and could see that even now, over an hour before the beginning of the ceremony, crowds had gathered in the courtyard. Banners flew from every pinnacle and turret and the scene was one of Regal Majesty.
The sound of jets arriving at the airfield continued as it had all night long. Thundie glanced up and recognized Hot Rods aircraft descending toward the airfield.
There was a knock at the door and Baron Sir Shadowfoot went to answer it. It was Q Cherish, who would be by Thundie’s side during the ceremony. She came in and gave Thundie a hug. She asked if he was nervous and he replied that he had been awake since 4:00 AM going over what he would say when the Angels placed the Crown on his head and the Royal Scepter in his paw.
Cherish said, “I just wanted to give you this, It is a magical medallion that one of the angels gave to me before my Coronation. It seems to calm and soothe you.” She pressed the small golden disc into his paw and he held it up by the chain to examine it. It was old, very old. Cherish took it from him and placed it around his neck. In truth he did feel calmer. Cherish kissed him and said, I’ll meet you in the Grand Hall when it is time.
Thundie, Shadowfoot and Josie Mae made their way downstairs their Angel siblings flew over them. As the approached the anteroom to the Grand Hall they could hear the murmur of a crowd. Angel Sylvia Seville approached them and said, Good morning your Highness. Every thing is ready for the ceremony. What will happen is that we’ll walk out onto the platform and you will stand on the left facing the audience. Q Cherish will then enter from the right and face the crowd.
Q Cherish will say, ”Welcome, Kitties of the Feline Empire, we are gathered here to begin a new Era of Inclusion, Friendship, and yes, happiness! We have had a rough month, and we have come through it, but now we can move forward under the auspices of a loving and benevolent leader.”
Angel Sylvie paused and said “When she finishes her remarks, you will turn to face her and she will walk over to you and face you. At that point, Angel Lucy will come out on to the stage, followed by an escort of angels. She will have your Crown and Scepter on a velvet pillow. Queen Cherish will then turn to her and take the Crown and place it on your head. She will raise the Scepter and hand it to you. Angel Lucy will then Proclaim, “The Angels of the Feline Empire are honored to Present His Highness King Thunderfoot, Monarch of the Feline Empire.”
Angel Sylvie continued, “Angel Lucy will step back, you will step forward and make your remarks. There is going to be huge applause, so give it a moment to settle down before you start. No matter what you say, As long as you end with the announcement that the All-Day Coronation Ball is about to begin, your speech will be a success.”
Thundie nodded. He felt strangely calm and yes he felt strong and proud. This was his moment in Feline History.
Let the Coronation Begin!



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CORONATION INVITATION

January 28th 2014 10:13 am
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On Saturday February 1st, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time Prince Thunderfoot (http://www.catster.com/cats/1314985) will receive his Royal Crown.
The ceremony will take place on King Thunderfoots Diary page and all Catster Kitties are invited. Please tell your friends in any groups that you belong to.
Following the ceremony there will be a Coronation Ball and Formal dinner. The menu follows:

CORONATION BALL DINNER MENU
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APPETIZERS –
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• FABULOUS FRITES - Large cut Russet potatoes coated with truffle oil, asiago cheese & herbs
• IMPORTED GOURMET CHEESE PLATE – A blend of Stilton, Wensleydale, cheddar & blue cheese, port wine cheese, Dried Fruits, Mixed Nuts, Served with gourmet crackers & thinly sliced Granny Smith apples.
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SOUPS and SALAD –
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• French Onion Soup -, Sweet onions, Gruyere Cheese on a toasted baguette round, in a rich beef stock.

• SPINACH SALAD - Organic baby spinach with red onions. Toasted hazelnuts, grape tomatoes and goat cheese dressed with a tomato vinaigrette
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ENTREES –
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• Prime Rib - served with delicious mashed potatoes & a mouthwatering Au Jus gravy
• BEEF WELLINGTON - Tenderloin of beef with duck liver pate wrapped in puff pastry, w/ cheddar smashed potatoes
• BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN – served w/ braised greens and a sweet potato cream
• VEGETARIAN COTTAGE PIE- A hearty barley and lentil pie topped w/ mashed potatoes
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* All meals served with Fresh Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Herbal Tea & Iced Tea.
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DESSERTS –
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• CHOCOLATE FONDUE – with strawberries, bananas, raspberry and cake
• DECADENT DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE TOPPED WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND FRESH RASPBERRIES
• MANGO CHEESECAKE

There will be dancing until with music provided by the Royal Orchestra and Misty the Mystifying our internationally famous DJ
Please come and celebrate with us!

 
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