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My trip to Rainbow Bridge

October 28th 2009 7:50 pm
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Today would have been a usual weekday Wednesday, if it wasn't Daddy's Birthday.

We had homemade chili and crackers, and cherry cake and cherry fudge swirl ice cream. Momma tried to spank Daddy a birthday spank, but as always he is way too bigger than she is, so Mom gave him some raspberries to go with his cherry cake and ice cream. Like this - Psstp ... Psstp ... Psstp! The humans have been teasing Daddy for a year that today he was going to be double nickel. I have no idea what a double nickel Daddy is. Maybe that means Daddy is going to be two of him half his size? Would it be easier to birthday spank two little daddies? Humm ... which face would I sleep on and which would I lick the right guard out of the arm pit of?

After Daddy's birthday lunch and dessert, Daddy had to go to work. All of us furs and Momma got our round of hugs and kisses and goodbyes. Bye Bye Daddy. Have a great night at work and come home safe.

Momma got to the computer and downloaded her email as she transferred the photos on the digital camera of the four little one's 11th weeks photos. She had a fleeting thought of taking my photo. The leaves were cleaned up, but background and the Halloween kitty color was handy. Then she decided aganist it. I was so dirty and stained and she didn't feel like giving me a bath today. So Momma dismissed the idea to today.

Yes. I am a dirty and stained kitty. I haven't been my beautiful white self for two years. In my young, I was an over groomer and I would actually rip my fur out and make myself bleed. It is a job to keep beautiful pure white fur clean and perfect, you know. Two years ago, I slowly lost my desire to be a pretty kitty. I guess I was getting tired and my heart wasn't letting me have enough energy anymore. You see, I was born with a grade 2 heart murmur. It later progressed to a 3 and stayed there for a long time, then two years ago suddenly to a 6 (Some vets do A to D. My vet does 1 to 6). Momma and Daddy knew all of my life that I would eventually go into congestive heart failure and it would be time for my journey to Rainbow Bridge.

It's time for afternoon lickin's and a nap. Lickin's are kitty treats that are good for kitties. They have stuffs in them that are good for our teeth and to cut down on hairballs. I really don't have many teeth to worry about anymore as I only have 6 with no fang tooth on one side and a broken fang tooth on the other side, but I can still toss a fantastic hairball ... move on over Cy Young , Christy Mathewson , Walter Johnson , Sandy Koufax , Steve Carlton , and Nolan Ryan. I eat up my lickin's and then I curl up on the cushion for my afternoon nap. I hear Momma in the kitchen cleaning up the Chili mess as I drift off to nappy time land.

I am not sure how much time had passed. I was at nappy time and time gets away from a kitty in nappy time land. I get up to wonder around a bit and for some reason I feel a bit different. I yawn. Hey, I have all of my teeth. Even my broken fang I had all of my life isn't broken anymore. What is this? I look at my paws and my tail, and they are not stained. My beautiful white fur ... look at my beautifully perfect white fur. I'm beautiful white again and it doesn't hurt to walk anymore. I have to show Momma!

I run to show Momma. This is wonderful to be and feel like a kitten again. I run around her feet and paw at her to look at me. I can even jump high enough to paw her shoulder. Mom is so busy cleaning up around the house that I cannot get her attention. Momma is dusting and sweeping and moping but I am so excited I'm not gonna stop trying.

Finally, it's time for Momma to go to bed. Momma has to notice me now. Momma lets Dakota out to do the pee pee in the yard and Hawkeye into the garage to pee pee in his man box and puts the kittens to sleep in the crate so they don't get into trouble. It is now time for Momma to bed me down in my kitty play yard. Momma will notice me now! Look at me Momma! Momma goes to the cushion and touches something on it, and gets a very puzzled look on her face. Momma shakes the something a bit, then feels it's feet and ears, and then it's chest. Momma lifts up the something's paw and it just falls back down onto the cushion. I look at the something and it's me the way I was before I got all young and better. I look back up at Momma, and her eyes are leaking and she is so sad. Don't be sad Momma. That isn't me anymore.

Out of the corner of my eye I see a bright light. I look towards it and squinted trying to see as my eyes adjusted. While my eyes grew accustomed I started to make out shapes of young kits and young pups with beautiful wings. Out of the light come furs that looked familiar. Yes. It was Koty and Blanca and Stovepipe and Echo, and they held out their paws to me. Behind my angel furblings I see my Catster and Dogster angel furiends there to welcome me.

I look back at Momma and touch my paw to her face. It's time for me to go be an angel now Momma. I think Momma felt and heard me because she smiled. I turn and walk to my furblings, they wrapping their wings around me to help me cross over to Rainbow Bridge ...


Special Mentions:

My good furiend Biker Dude Milo posted a tribute in his Meows from Milo's Diary

Beautiful Angel Wings Pics were given to me by Dusty the PuppyCat and Jayden Noelani

Hannah put me in her Hannah's Angel Stroll

The Furmily of Edgar, Emily Felicity, Gabrielle, and Lucinda gave me a Rosette for being in Hannah's Angel Stroll

I received Rosettes from:

The wonderful furmilies of Ciao-Li, Jean Louise Weezer, Sheba, Katie, Arlo, Junie Moon Brossart, Bizkit, Sluggo, Sneakers, Emilio, Madison Brossart, Liam Brossart, and Megan Brossart; - and - Sassy and Pepper; - and - Lady Sophie, Bonnie, Spike, Fuzzy, Rambo, Lexie, Lady Red, Clyd, and the Okie Gang; - and - Rocky, Duchess, and Lucy; - and - Nük / Anük, Taag, Sweets, Gabby (TN), and Gabby; - and - Toni, Rusty, Eleanore, and Neko; - and - Blackburn's Good Times Charlie, Odie, Xena, Tinkerbell BlackburnTugwell, Snuggles, Rags, Skeezics, Misty, Precious, Tycie, Ozzy Blackburn-Winn, King Louie and Charlie, Peanut, Butterball, Stoney and Triston Noelle; - and - Toffy and Vanessa; - and - Miss Sable-Kitty, Max and Charley; - and - Klemy Q-Tip, Kira, Sweetie, Spit Fire, Sadie Boo, Stormy B. Loved AKA Stormy B. Naughty, and Sophie Bean; - and - Humphrey Lee, Roger Bleu, and Greta; - and - Jobél, Princess Zoe, Jasper, and Jillian Grace; - and - Alex, Annie, and Bugsy; - and - Gysmo, Felica, Mylo, Bootzie, Kohl, Raga Muffin, Lil' Luie, Shylo, and Lacey Lu; - and - Simon, Hamlet, Punkin, and Pepper; - and - Dusty Miller, Ernest Hemmingway, Jennifer, Sasha, Curly, Gabby, Noah, Yugi, ode to the outside kitty, old man kitty, Jinx, Louis, silver tiger kitty, and Rusty; - and - Keisha, Sylvester, and Merlin; - and - Ava Corrine, Andy ( Anderson Montgomery), Arli (Arlington Mackenzie), Lilah Alexis, Gracie, Minka (Cupcake), and Augie ( August Miller); - and - Tessa, Percy, Sawyer, Murphy, Nicky, Coconut, Sunday, Flash, Hitch, Omega, and Little Grey; - and - Prissy, Harley, Tao, Teddy, Slater, Tori, and Tabatha; - and - Pinkie, Biggles, Nonny, Buddy, Fluffy, Wriggley, Stripey, Bunka, Dice, and Xena

My loving furiends Morgan The PirateGato, Arnold P, Rufus,
Kittanna, Sky, Cinder, Flower, Isabella Blu Heart, Kally Kat, Baby In Loving Memory, Nala Sue, Freckles, Katrina, Soc, and Tipper



The Mystery Of The Anonymous Feline

September 3rd 2006 12:00 am
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The Mystery Of The Anonymous Feline

An Anonymous Feline crept unawares into the Pure White Kitty Club dropping fleas on our Whitester members. It appears that the first of these fleas were dropped on or about August 4, 2006.

It so seems that the first fleas dropped was to peak our attention, as they were the same. Now fleas of a different rhyming nature are now being dropped on our Whitester members. We must most certainly solve this mystery!

Proclaims I, “So I, Doctor Icebox, shall ponder the night scratching these fleas for clues as I faithfully wait 'till morning for Inspector Mickey on our course of action.”

Noted by Inspector Mickey, “As always, Dr. Icebox (I presume), you are on the case ... and you have collected the clues for us in an organized fashion.

Over many weeks, and upon the cooperation and equal determination of the Pure White Kitty Club members, we have brainstormed and gathered these hopefully correct conclusions:

one white cat in family
in a cold northern climate
an indoor kitty
a dark cat in the family.
sunburns easily
slow moving kitty
Irish or Scottish name?
is tan the same as orange?
color categories to find light tannish cats - browns, chestnuts, cinnamon, champagne, fawns and sables.
could "GREAT" mean the great lakes?
this kitty is in a state (US)
is this kitty 60 miles from one of the great lakes?
what about the Mississippi River?
COLD is an important clue
CLOCK as in tick tock or
CLOCK as in time like time is fleeting fast
music on page
*!This Kitty Is Watching Us!*

As noted by Inspector Mickey above, I have spent the weeks gathering the clues and have individually deciphered them. Here are my findings:

Riddle: think a tat white cat
Clue: think a moment about a white cat

Riddle = "think a tat white cat have you a clue who sends a rose to you?"
Clue: Think a moment about a white cat. Who did you think sent this to you?

Riddle: "think a tat white cat like you tis true i am hiding among all of you"
Clue: I am white just like you. I am in your PWKC group.

Riddle = "think a tat white cat multi whites have some my furmily only has one
join with the group put together another clue most already know i am one of you"

Clue: Some of you have more than one white sibling. I am the only white one in my family. I am much closer than you think.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat i can't catch a tan but try to catch Me if you can"
Clue: A tan colored sibling. Dogs are siblings too.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat forgetting you truly cold would be put together all the rosette clues to lead to me"
Clue: Nani received this because she seemed to feel bad that she did not receive one. This cat’s name has something to do with cold.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat spending my days laid back favorite pastime not spent in the sack"
Clue: This cat loves to sleep.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat beat the weather in the mad river"
Clue: It gets rather warm on the Dog Days Of Summer and a nearby river to cool off in. This river is named Mad River.

Riddle: "think a tat white tat 60 miles into the GREAT so close missing the state"
Clue: Looking in the wrong state. The Mad River runs 60 miles and joins with the Great Miami River.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat look fast where you run named of the father is the son"
Clue: The Great Miami River has a ‘son’ river – the Little Miami River.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat where you find the senior you will find the junior"
Clue: The Great Miami River and the Little Miami River run near to each other within the same state.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat side by side, one hit by ire running northeast to south west, is the sire"
Clue: Both rivers run northeast to southwest just miles apart. The Mad River meets with the Great Miami River.

Riddle: "think a tat white cat no red heart of desire hero's medal flash afire”
Clue: Flashing hearts that are not red. Combat wounded military personnel are given medals called a “purple” heart.

Riddle: “think a tat white cat will i ever be Cat Of The Day? only my hands of time can say"
Clue: An analog clock

Riddle: think a tat white cat life's songs not always thrills loving advice for all our beautiful girls"
Clue: A song giving advice to our girl members.

As the Pure White Kitty Club has labored hard finding the Anonymous Feline flea dropper and has been cornered by Mickey Mantle, Nani, The Drifter, and Diamond - - one last poem clue on this Labor Day for a job well done:

think a tat
white cat
so good Pure White Kitty Club building the blocks
The Anonymous Feline is
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

ME … Icebox

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