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April 28th 2013 10:12 am
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Mommy scheduled a check up for me for next Saturday 'cause she believes I'm getting too skinny! (maybe Merl can give me those 2 lbs the vet wants him to lose) MOL!

Anyway, she told the receptionist to book the appointment about the above issue. She believes they'll run a complete blood panel on me which needs to be done anyway. She also says my right eye doesn't look like the left one (I squint). Oh boy! Always something around here! If it isn't Mommy getting all these scares this year, it's us kitties getting stuff that scares her too!

We hope and pray that everything with my health turns out okay. Maybe the vet will have to give me a special dry food to make me pack on the weight.

Lastly, we had a lovely day yesterday. It was sunny and got up to 70 degrees! Mommy had three upstairs windows open for us kitties to lay in and soak up the sun. I did that in the bedroom window as it's the only upstairs one I can leap into from the bed to the windowsill perch. The downstairs one's aren't open until it gets warmer and only during the daytime or when she's at home.

Also, Mommy didn't hear about the results of her wearing the heart monitor last Saturday. They told her it would be ready this past Friday, and she still didn't hear anything. We're praying and purring that she doesn't have to take the same meds as I do for any heart-related problems. She's hoping the palpitations are only the result of her stressful job and eating chocolate. By the way, she stopped the chocolate (mostly chocolate chip cookies) for over a week now and the palpitations have lessened. Also, MSG makes her have those palpitations. A lot of food has it in there. Mostly, the fast food places and Chinese restaurants. Whenever she eats Chinese, she orders their no MSG low fat dinners.

Well, that's about it. I hope everycat is enjoying their weekend.

Purrs & Breeps,




April 6th 2013 8:22 am
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On April 6, 1997 I was born in a trailer park in a town called Lexington Park, MD. My Dad was an apparent Maine Coon named Sampson and had long silver hair. My Mom was named Skimpy and was 1/2 Siamese with other half being domestic short hair. I also had four brothers, two shorthairs and two longhairs like me.

My now Mommy took me home to where she used to live at that time, and I was introduced to my other sibs, Bentley, Max and Jasmine Bibette. Bentley took me under his wing and we ended up having the greatest bond ever. Jasmine didn't like me at all because I was interfering with her's and Bentley's bond and Max was too sick to be bothered with anycat.

Now, in the present, I have another very close bond with Landy; we groom each other constantly and sleep together a lot. We also have some wrestling matches which I don't care for as I'm older now and my joints aren't as limber as they used to be.

Jocelyn Mae and I have also started to form a licking type of bond; she licks the top of my head a couple of times and I return same.

Bail and Merl are tolerated and we haven't formed any thick bonds. Once in a while I give Bail a small lick on his head. Merl and I just sniff each other and walk away.

Anyway, I'm hanging in there as best as I could with my restrictive cardiomyopathy which was diagnosed in September 2009. I'm on pills to help my old ticker do its job and to control its irregular beats. I thank God that I'm still here and glad that Mommy has a cardiologist to help monitor my heart once a year.

Now, I thank HQ for the yummy birthday cake and my following pawsome friends for their gifts and comments:

1. GLEEK - cool kite;
2. TINY & Family - cool baseball;
3. MILO BLUE EYES & Family - cute bluebird;
4. FRISKIE & Family - cute bluebird;
5. MARMELADE - pretty tulips, lovely picture and cool comment;
6. BEAR & Family - cool baseball.

Lastly, Mommy took some pics of Landy and I sleeping. This is how we spent my birthday. MOL!

Purrs & Breeps,




March 31st 2013 3:37 pm
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I also wish everycat a Happy Easter!

I'm doing fine except my right eye was acting up. Mommy had some ointment left over from last time (expires next year) so she applied it for a couple days. As of today, my eye is much better. I think I got something in it which made it leak gooey stuff and made me squint.

Also, Bail's birthday is on April 2nd and mine is on April 6th. Joss' birthday will be in June. It's hard to believe that she'll be 1 year old and looks like a 3 year old (size-wise)! Also, she's letting me wash her and she washes me. For a long time, she only wanted to wrestle me.

Anyway, I'm going to keep it short.

Purrs & Breeps,




March 6th 2013 4:05 am
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We're supposed to have a nasty snowstorm today and the news people are calling it "Winter's Last Stand". Right now, it's nothing to get freaked out about. There's a slight frosting on the grass and the roofs of cars. The roads are clear. Later on, the temps are supposed to drop and then this mixture of mostly rain with a little snow will become all snow and reach about 5" or more. I hope not! One inch will do, just enough for Mommy to get a few snow pics with her new camera.

Mostly, we don't want to lose power. We want the warmth and of course our computer, music and phones. As to TV, we can do without that for a day or two.

Lastly, I send on behalf of all of us, a belated concats to Joss for her DDP yesterday. Way to go, Sis!

Got to run.

Purrs & Breeps,




March 3rd 2013 5:39 pm
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First of all, I thank Marmalade for the lovely heart and his concerns for our Mommy and me. We're doing fine. She feels much better since her blood work is benign and my heart meds are still keeping me going strong. I even wrestle a bit with our young sis, Joss!

She's quite a tomboy as she plays rough and loves it. She's not submissive nor scared of her brothers like Jasmine Bibette or Cam were.

Anyway, Mommy's been busy this weekend. She spent most of it in the garage getting her car fixed as the check engine light wouldn't go off and the vehicle would sputter whenever she stopped at a light or stop sign. Everything's fine with the car now; it runs like brand new.

Today, she was working on our St. Patrick's Day pages most of the time. There's still a few finishing touches left.

Well, I must be on my way now. I hope everycat had a great weekend.

Purrs & Breeps,




February 18th 2013 5:23 pm
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Thank you so much Timmy Tomcat and Princess Sophie for your concerns for our Mommy! She's doing much better and is catching up on a lot of sleep she missed worrying about her health in the past few weeks.

Anyway, not much else is going on except the months are going by really fast. Soon, Bail and I will have a birthday in April. I'll be 16 years old and he'll be 8 years old. Can you believe that? Bail was almost a year old when he joined Catster in March of 2006!. Yep, our anniversaries are coming up too!

As to Joss, she's a color-shifter. When Mommy first got her, she was mostly a black cat except for some gray on her tummy. Now, she has a red ruff (not as bright as the camera brings out but more of a diluted red). In fact, there are a few long gray hairs showing up on her tail. Her britches also have gray stripes on them (like racing stripes, in fact). Mommy believes Joss is a black smoke tortie. She read that black smokes don't get their full color until they're a year old or more.

Anyway, Mommy wants to make Joss a show cat soon. I know our sis will bring in a lot of rosettes as she's really pretty. I wish her the best of luck.

Well, that's about it. It's my bedtime.

Purrs & Breeps,




February 14th 2013 6:31 am
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This is turning out to be the best Valentine's Day ever because our Mommy found out yesterday that she doesn't have the "C" monster at all! She has something called "monoclonal gammopathy of undertermined significance" MGUS which is a para protein that mimics myeloma. There's a 25% chance it could turn into myeloma though. Therefore, Mommy has to have her blood watched every three months. We're all happy she's without any problems and hope that the 25% doesn't happen to her.

I thank everycat who gave us purrs & prayers for Mommy and also the Valentine's Day candies!

Lastly, I heard that Joss caught her first fly! I'll let her tell you about that adventure!

Purrs & Breeps,




February 6th 2013 6:01 am
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Our dear Mommy has to get a bone marrow biopsy today as the doctor found myeloma protein in her blood. He wants to make sure that she doesn't have this horrible "C" monster in the plasma of her blood. He told her that there's a 95% chance she doesn't have it.

Still, she's worried and scared and so are all of us. We need our Mommy around! She gives me my meds and she wants to see Joss grow up. She also wants to be around for the rest of us too. She loves her kitties and plans on living long to be with them. If she has this "C" monster, she's going to kick it's butt!

So send the purrs and prayers, my friends. We'd all appreciate it very much. She's got a prayer/purr chain going on FB and also at work and amongst family members.

Early this morning, I laid in Mommy's arms and told her everything will be okay. Joss and Landy came up shortly thereafter, and Merl and Bail gave her nose kisses on her hands.

Well, I must sign off now and let Mommy get ready to go to the doctor's.

Purrs & Breeps,




January 13th 2013 5:01 pm
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I just wanted everycat to know that I'm still doing great on my heart meds and me sore eye is all better!

Also, Joss loves me so much and I love her a lot too. I constantly want to wash her just like I do with Landy. No wonder I produce the most hairballs in the household; I lick myself compulsively too.

Anyway, four of our pics were added to FB today. These are taken with the new Nikon CoolPix camera Mommy got yesterday. Our old camera which is a Kodak EasyShare is on it's last legs. The last few pics she took with it, made Joss look dark blue so you know it's not working that great.

Well, that's about it from me. Sorry for not writing in a long time.

Purrs & Breeps,




January 2nd 2013 4:42 am
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And our little sis hands over the Diary Pick to me (she was on a roll). Thank you Diary Gal for honoring me!

I also thank my pawsome friends for their gifts & kind concats:

1. ANGEL BUDDIE & Family - pawsome pawmail;
2. GLEEK - cool jingle bell;
3. TIGER - purrty heart;
4. SAMOA - cool comment;
5. ORANGE RUFFY - cool comment;
6. EDWINA - cool comment;
7. PLATELICKER - cool comment;
8. SMILEY CASSANOVA - pawsome pawmail;
9. BLIZZARD - cool comment.

Our big bucks (Zealie) disbursement was done a couple of days ago and our friends Angel Buddie and family were so pleased. We felt really good about doing this as his family hands out healing rosettes to kitties who have health issues.

Now Mommy has to go back to work today after the short New Year's one day off. No more big holidays happen until Memorial Day (that seems like a long wait).

Anyway, I hope every cat and their families had a pawsome holiday season. This a new year ahead of us and we hope it's a good one.

Purrs & Breeps,


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