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Be Kind!

March 29th 2013 8:18 am
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Be Kind . . . . two powerful words. The Diary Gal has been kind to me this month by picking me three times! Thank you Diary Gal, and thanks to my friends for your kindness in helping me celebrate those honors.

Be Kind is also the message behind the Ben's Bells Project. Ben was a little boy that went to heaven eleven years ago today. His Mommy decided to repay all the kindness that was shown to her when he passed away.

So, she created little bells with cute ceramic flowers, balls, butterflies, and hearts on them. And she hung them around the town on the anniversary of his passing with a note that says:

You have found a Ben's Bell. Take it home, hang it in your yard, and remember to spread kindness throughout our world.

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations ~ Paramahansa Yogananda


Every year, more and more Ben's Bells are made and sent all over the country to spread kindness.

A year ago, Mawmee and Daddy had stopped at a place to get something to drink. Daddy went inside and Mawmee stayed in the car. She looked out the window on the driver's side and saw a little bell hanging in the tree. She had just read a story in the newspaper about Ben's Bells. She got so excited because she thought maybe it was one of the special kindness bells!

And guess what? It was a Ben's Bell! What made it even more special is the fact that it was found on the anniversary of Autumn's journey to the bridge. Autumn wrote about it last year in her diary. You can see pictures in Autumn's diary. Our special Ben's Bell has been hanging in our backyard for an entire year.

And today, more bells will be out in the trees for other people to find . . . . to help spread kindness!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, and remember to be kind . . . . .

 

Kitty is Home!

March 26th 2013 1:07 pm
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I just got word that Kitty and Miracle are home and are doing good! Luckily, the total vet bill was under our donation/auction totals! So, the leftover money will go toward the care of these two sweet kitties.

I suggested to Blizzard's Daddy that maybe the money could be set aside and used to neuter Miracle when he gets old enough! We all know the importance of spaying and neutering your cats. We are lucky that Kitty survived this pregnancy (she is around 10 years old).

As cats, we always need to stress the importance of being spayed and neutered. It keeps us healthy, we live longer lives, and it reduces the chance of mammary cancers.

Thanks again to everycat who helped with this effort! Continue to purr for Kitty's quick recovery and for Miracle to grow up healthy!

 

Kitty is in Recovery!

March 25th 2013 10:34 am
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Kitty is in the recovery room! Luckily, she didn't have any more kittens in her tummy, but she did have some placenta that needed to be removed. The vet also spayed her and removed a couple of small cysts.

Now, we need to purr that her recovery is quick, and that she continues to nurse Miracle, her sweet kitten.

Thank you for all your purrs - we're thankful that she didn't have any more kittens inside!

 

Diary Pick and Kitty Update!

March 25th 2013 9:43 am
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Well, I'm glad the Diary Gal was on the ball and read the P.S. in my last diary entry. I'm sure that is what got me picked today! Thank you to all my friends who have made this day extra special.

What will make the day perfect is when we get good news about Kitty and her surgery. She went to the vet this morning, with little kitten, Miracle, in tow. He is spending the day at the vet's office too, because he will need to nurse.

Kitty's surgery is scheduled for later today. She will be spending the night at the vet's office. Luckily, she got to the vet's office before all the snow started coming down.

Blizzard the Catfather reports that it is blizzard conditions - MOL! They have about five inches of snow so far.

Let's hope that the surgery is successful and isn't too complicated requiring all our collected funds. I'm hoping there will be some left over to help with the care of Kitty and Miracle!

Thank you for purring and helping out Kitty. I know she feels the love from all of us!

 

Kitty's Surgery Scheduled!

March 23rd 2013 8:45 am
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You are probably getting updates from Blizzard the Catfather, but I thought I'd also let you know the latest with Kitty.

Her tummy surgery is scheduled for Monday at 8:30 a.m. So, we all need to keep her in our purrs. Her kitten has been named Miracle which is a purrfect name for a kitty who was the only one to survive. Miracle will also be going to the vet's office on Monday so that Kitty can continue nursing him.

Thank you again to everyone who was so generous with their donations. We have raised enough money to cover Kitty's surgery (hopefully with no complications during the surgery). The money was wired to Blizzard's Daddy yesterday so that he will be able to pay the vet.

Unfortunately the vet's office refused to take a credit card over the phone, wouldn't allow us to wire the money directly to their bank, and wouldn't allow a check to be sent from us either. So, please keep these things in mind should you ever want to help out someone who doesn't live in your area. It takes some time and coordination to make it all happen! We're just happy that we got it all together in time to help out Kitty!

Keep her, baby kitten Miracle, and Blizzard's family in your purrs this weekend and especially on Monday! We'll keep you updated on her condition!

In other news, I stunk up the house with a smelly poopie this morning. I'm allowed because I'm the Diva of the house. Have a great weekend!

 

Kitty Update!

March 20th 2013 9:59 pm
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Well, the kitty named Kitty that is living at Blizzard the Catfather's house went to the vet today.

They did an x-ray and determined that something is in her tummy. It could be a kitten (which would be deceased), or it might be placenta that didn't come out when she gave birth to her kitten (and the four stillborn kittens).

So, Kitty is going to need surgery. If they find it isn't the two things shown above but some other minor problem, the vet will treat it as a spay surgery and the cost will be much less.

However, if it is more complicated surgery, the cost will be in the $700-900 range. The good news is that with donations we have received so far, we were able to pay for the vet visit today (which was $260) and we have over $500 towards the surgery.

Thank you to everycat that has helped out Kitty! Kitty's parents are unable to care for her right now, so a big thank you to Blizzard's Daddy for stepping up and helping out this sweet girl and her new kitten.

The auction over at Mawmee's Facebook album is still going on, so if your Mom or Dad is on FB, send them over there. If you are interested in donating an item to the auction, please contact me!

More importantly, please keep Kitty in your purrs. She desperately needs this surgery before her condition worsens. Right now she is doing okay, but things could take a turn at any time.

 

Welcome Kitty!

March 17th 2013 9:16 pm
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Hey friends, if you have a chance, stop by and send a friend invite to Kitty. She is the sweet mama kitty that I was telling you about in my previous diary entry.

She is living at Blizzard's house with her new kitten. Please keep her in your purrs this week as she will be going to the vet to see if she has any other kittens in her tummy. We are purring that she doesn't because if she does, it is possible she will need surgery to remove them.

Welcome to Catster, Kitty!

 

Seven Years and a Doughnut!

March 17th 2013 8:45 am
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Happy St. Patrick's Day to all our friends! Today also happens to be our 7th Catster Anniversary! Wowza, has it been that long? Our lives sure changed back in 2006 when we joined Catster!

We've had so much fun over the years, and we have wonderful friends that we care about and cherish! Too many of our friends have journeyed to the bridge during that time - great Catster legends like Louis LeBeau who is celebrating his birthday with his angel friends today! Legends like Hazel Lucy who has made her return to Catster!

We miss so many of our friends that have left Catster, but we think of them often. We're thankful for the many friends who are still around and are so generous with their support when there are cats in need.

We are currently helping a kitty who isn't on Catster, but is being taken care of by Blizzard's the Catfather's Daddy. Here is a picture of pregnant Kitty and her one kitten. She had four other kittens that were stillborn. She might still have 2-3 kittens in her belly which could be very dangerous for Mama Kitty if the kittens are deceased. She is going to the vet this week, and if a C-section is needed, it is going to be very expensive.

We are currently having an auction on Facebook to help with the vet bills for this sweet kitty. If your Mommy or Daddy are on Facebook, have them check out the auction items in my Mommy's album. There are other ways cats can help too. If you're interested, please contact me.

So many cats helping cats . . . . . that is what Catster is all about, and we are proud to have been here for 7 years! Let's celebrate!

P.S. I might have stolen a doughnut off the counter this morning. I was trying to celebrate my anniversary! MOL!

 

What's Your Passion?

March 10th 2013 5:27 pm
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Hey, friends, get your Mom off her chair and tell her to enter you in the Sheba, Feed Your Passion contest! Sure, she has to blab on about her passion, but the best part is when she uploads your picture!

Of course, you know which cat in this family is the most photogenic! Check out this entry!

 

Entire Dreamboat List!

February 27th 2013 7:34 am
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Well, another year, another group of handsome mancats become Dreamboats, Dreamboats-in-Training, and Angel Dreamboats!

Please know that I do realize there are many more mancats out there who need to be on my list. I could spend every day adding more boys, but it is an exhausting process, and I need to have time to gather up a new list of boys for next year. Don't worry, I've got my eye on you, and I've already started making my list for next February!

In the meantime, please feast your eyes on all the handsomeness in this list!

DREAMBOATS

2008

1. Rufus
2. Diego
3. Stash
4. River
5. Lancelot
6. Captain Morgan
7. Rico
8. Merlin the Cat Wizard
9. Raymond Maxpower Nelson Festa
10. Ruben

2009

11. Arnold P.
12. Sammie
13. KiKi
14. Ember
15. Merlin
16. Smudge
17. Nikko
18. Scooter
19. Mr D
20. Gordy

2010

21. Gibbs
22. Henry
23. Beepers
24. Nikolai
25. Reebok
26. Ozzy
27. Orlando Blue
28. Sylvester
29. PJ
30. Kibbles


2011

31a. Pipo
31b. Minko

32a. Luke
32b. Tully

33a. Tigger
33b. Bob

34a. Alex
34b. Bugsy

35a. Teddy Bearz
35b. Milo

36a. Murray
36b. Willie

37a. Mouse
37b. Cas

38a. Andre
38b. N'Bikay
38c. Gnomey
38d. Sawyer

39a. Skylar
39b. Rusty

40a. Zeeke
40b. Trooper
40c. Romeo
40d. Kahless

2012

41. Hitch
42. Kovo
43. Charlie
44. Leo
45. Calvin
46. Toby
47. Link
48. Ike & Andrew
49. Gilmore
50. Don Genaro
51. Butternut
52. Dashiell
53. Maus
54. Toki
55. Hobert Von Kingston III
56. Linus
57. Big Harry
58. Tiger
59. Orange Ruffy
60. Rory
61. Sigmond
62. Gunnarr T
63. Flash
64. Monster
65. River
66. Teebo
67. Bruce the Boss
68. Jasper
69. Platelicker
70. Gump

71a. Boogers
71b. Hondo
71c. Fido
71d. Mittens
71e. Tiskers
71f. Porkchop

72a. Linus
72b. Rider

73a. Milo
73b. Timmy

74a. Butter
74b. Tuna
74c. Sauce

75a. Sampson
75b. Chico

76a. Blizzard the Catfather
76b. Squeaker
76c. Kringle

77a. Skippy Skipster
77b. Riley

78a. Sparkman
78b. Moose
78c. Purrseus

79a. Nike
79b. Riley
79c. Enzo

80. Finney

2013

81. Ollie
82. Hunter
83. Zack
84. Leroy
85. Vern
86. Gomez
87. Russell
88. Charlie
89. Jaxson
90. Percy
91. Harrison
92. Francis
93. Norman
94. Orvis
95. Squeezix
96. Romeo
97. Wilson J. Scooter
98. Marmelade
99. Sebastian
100. Gentleman Jack

101a. Gimli
101b. RW Kenji Muto

102a. Hobo
102b. Moose

103a. Spike
103b. Tenszing
103c. Fafnir

104a. Paws
104b. Smokie Boo

105. Timo
106. Zeus
107. Muffy
108. Ivan

109a. Tigger
109b. Tommy
109c. Justin

110. Alexander

111a. Milo
111b. Miko
111c. Molokai Timmy

112. Charlie
113. Phantom
114. Zachary Tristan
115. Guido
116. Hartley
117. Pete

118a. Tygre
118b. Dopple Newman

119a. Tony
119b. Greystone
119c. Sammy
119d. Ashe

120. Manytoes

121a. Punkin
121b. Midnight
121c. Tux

122a. Timmy Tomcat
122b. Toby Tomcat
122c. Buddy Bud

DREAMBOATS-IN-TRAINING

2010 (Official Dreamboats in 2012)

1. Hitch - now Dreamboat #41
2. Kovo - now Dreamboat #42
3. Charlie - now Dreamboat #43
4. Leo - now Dreamboat #44
5. Calvin - now Dreamboat #45
6. Toby - now Dreamboat #46
7. Link - now Dreamboat #47
8. Ike & Andrew - now Dreamboats #48
9. Gilmore - now Dreamboat #49
10. Don Genaro - now Dreamboat #50

2011 (will become Official Dreamboats in 2013)

11. Ollie - now Dreamboat #81
12. Hunter - now Dreamboat #82
13. Zack - now Dreamboat #83
14. Leroy - now Dreamboat #84
15. Vern - now Dreamboat #85
16. Gomez - now Dreamboat #86
17. Russell - now Dreamboat #87
18. Charlie - now Dreamboat #88
19. Jaxson - now Dreamboat #89
20. Percy - now Dreamboat #90

2012 (will become Official Dreamboats in 2014)

21. Vinny
22. Ziggy
23. Sam
24. Mokka
25. Roger
26. Jameson
27. Art Blakey
28. Spot
29. Jack DeJohnette
30. Snow
31. Cole
32. Mikey
33. Tao
34. Spencer
35. Dalton
36. CK Angel R. Knowles
37. Sammy
38. Darcy
39. Trouble
40. Ozzy

2013 Dreamboats-in-Training (will become Official Dreamboats in 2015)

41. Mr. Biscuits
42. Stuart
43. Kensington
44. Yoda
45. Lucy
46a. Midnight
46b. Calvin McCatster
47. Rhett
48. Makana
49. Novi
50. Kody
51. Mojo
52. Grazie
53. Poco Taz
54. Edward
55. Socks
56. Mr. B
57. Griswold II
58. Darian


ANGEL DREAMBOATS

2011

1. Frankie
2. James Tailer
3. Garp
4. Buzz
5. Sagan
6. Alexander

2012

7. Dude Kitty
8. Omega
9. Smokey Joe
10. Tigger
11. Silvio
12. Moozer
13. Bosco
14. Alfie
15. Mr. Sam
16. Buddie
17. Foxey
18. M.J.
19. Alfie
20. Wally
21. Moose
22. Mickey
23. Purrcy
24. Scuffs
25. Mr. Fez
26. Pete
27. Spike
28. Jarl
29. Chester
30. Taffy

2013

31. Milo
32. Boots
33. Yoda
34. Sonny Bono
35. Yolo
36. Jacob
37a. Alfie
37b. Albie
37c. Jack
37d. Poppet
37e. Vivaldi
38. Skimble
39. Ben
40. Louie the Lover Angel Guide
41a. Charlie
41b. Nigel
41c. Firestar
42a. Big Head
42b. Inky

2010 HONORARY DREAMBOATS

The Baker's Dozen Honorary Dreamboat List was done in memory of my brother, Calvin.

1. Taz
2. Luke
3. Dave
4. Utu
5. Edgar
6. Leo
7. Jason Cash
8. Jaffa
9. Joey
10. Louis LeBeau
11. Oliver
12. Dewey
13. Jasper

I'm honored to know you all and to call you Dreamboats! A link to this diary entry can be found on my page by clicking on the boat on the right side of my page. You'll want to visit the list throughout the year when you need a pick me up!

Kisses ~

Samoa

 
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