October 1st 2010 2:13 pm
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This is a long-winded round-about story. If only you could have seen me going in circles trying to set it up!
Yesterday Mom noticed a new feature for Catster diaries. When you click on "See all diary entries for [whoever]", instead of a page showing every entry written, you get a page with the last 10 entries and links to pages for the rest of the entries, with 10 entries to a page. Some diaries were taking forever to load, so hopefully they'll load faster now.
So Mom clicked on my diary to see how many pages there are (35). Then she scrolled to the bottom of that first page to see what the 10th entry was. It was an (epic-length!) entry from her, after my journey to the Bridge. Included in the entry was a list of friends who had written something in their diaries about my journey, with links to each of the diary entries.
As Mom scanned down the list she noticed my friend "Doc", who no longer has a page on Catster. Doc's momma wrote the sweetest note to my mom at the time she removed his page from Catster, and she gave us some of their zealies, too.
Since the link in my diary was not to Doc's Catster page (which is gone) but to the diary entry, Mom wondered if that link still works. It does! (I knew that.)
She re-read Doc's diary entry, which also told about Doc's grandma and grandpa's doxie dog going to the Bridge around that time. Doc's momma had bought some prints of Angels holding doxies from an artist on Etsy, to give to her momma. A link to that Etsy shop was included in Doc's diary.
So Mom clicked on that link to Etsy, to look at the prints. She looked further and saw a few prints of Angels holding cats . . . and eventually saw an Angel holding a Siamese cat . . . in her left arm . . . just the way I liked Mom to hold me.
She knew that print was meant to be hers. Reading the diary entries had made her kind of sad again, but that little print I led her to reminded her that I'm safe in the arms of Angels now. That put a smile back on her face, even if it was through a few tears.
Whew! I had to do a few loop-the-loops to navigate through all that and show that Angel print to Mom, but it worked!
Then Mom emailed the Etsy link to a few friends. One looked at several of the angels . . . saw one that reminded them of a Dogster friend at the Bridge . . . and pmailed their mom . . . who bought that print . . . and a second print that reminded her of another of her Angels.
I didn't really plan that last part, but that worked out well, too, didn't it?
gotta fly . . .
p.s. If you look in that Etsy shop, you can use the "search" function to look just for "cat" prints or for a particular type of cat or dog. There are only about a dozen cat prints. Here's a link to the prints with cats in them
Good job Scooter. Those pictures are very nice. I so hope your mom likes her angel,Siamese kitty print.It looks lovely.
Mum and I also enjoy looking at your kitten pictures :)
Those prints are pawsome, Scooter. Such a nice reminder of you for your mom and dad :)
You are the smartest angel I know!
Scooter, only you could work out a plan like that! What a treasure hunt for your mom! But the print is beautiful and we're so glad she found it.
You're one of a kind! Just one of the MANY reasons why we love you!!
WOW, Scootie! That was really impressive detective work! You haven't lost your skills! One of those angel prints has a kitty that looks like my sis Boomer, and I am sitting on the angel's skirt. That is probably truer than Mom likes to think!
We still love you, Scootie!
Thanks so much for this wonderful diary entry, Scooter, and for the link to the Etsy page. Like you, I am there in the arms of an angel... and so is Toffy.
Lovely prints and such a comforting reminder for your Mom. I noticed there's one angel holding me along with 2 other kitties also.
Scooter, my mom says to tell you that the angel is holding the kitty exactly the way my big sister Rover liked to be held. Her eyes got a little wet. Your mom is so lucky to have you still making such lovely things happen. If you meet her, be sure to say hello, okay?
Aww Scooter that's so nice! We're glad your Mommy found it!
You're such a smart angel!
In typical Scooter fashion, you are a helpful angel. Thanks for the link to the website, it is great for kitties and doggies.
Wow Scooter you really did find something special because I am Mom's only angel cat and I am the only one there being held by an angel just like Mom did!
That's a lovely print, Scoots. And Etsy's super cool! Thanks for the pumpkin and Thanksgiving wishes too. :)
Scooter, that's a really great story! What a pretty angel picture. Say Hi to Velvet for us! We miss you.