September 29th 2012 9:05 am
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I had a rather uneventful visit to the vet. My toofies got polished, and they are all still in my mouth. I was happy that the vet didn't need to remove any toofies.
Daddy took me and picked me up in the afternoon because Mawmee has a bad cold and was feeling punk. When I got home, Mawmee was amazed that I didn't even act like I had been under anesthesia. I was wide eyed and alert, and hungry since I hadn't had anything to eat all day!
I'm doing fine this morning! Gleek is the next to go to the vet for his yearly visit.
September 27th 2012 9:15 am
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Well, wouldn't you know that the Diary Gal would decide to honor me while my secretary was out of town! Thank you to all my friends who made the day very special.
This time tomorrow I will be heading to the vet's office for a toofie cleaning. Of course, I am a little nervous because I'm 12, and we don't want to run into problems similar to our sweet friend, Camille Rose. I have a feeling that she will be watching over me during the cleaning.
Mawmee had a fun time on her breast cancer walk, and unfortunately, she has a cold now, so I've been playing nurse. Yesterday she decided to take a nap on the sofa. I laid down next to her which is not something I normally do, but my stupid brothers can't be counted on for anything around here!
Keep me in your purrs tomorrow, and be sure to put on your sunglasses in the afternoon. My smile is going to be so bright!
September 20th 2012 9:59 am
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Tomorrow our Mawmee leaves for Santa Barbara, California, to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
She has been in training since last November! Daddy is her trainer, and he told her that she has walked 451 miles in the past 10 months!
She will be meeting up with her Trekkin' for Ta-Tas team - Diego's Mommy, and Ele's Mommy. She is very excited to be only walking two days (39 miles) this time instead of three because it means only one night in a pink tent! She said the older she gets, the harder the ground gets! MOL!
Of course, she will be wearing lots of pink . . . . . and cat ears . . . . and a cat tail . . . . . and Hello Kitty jewelry! Everybody will know that she is purring for a cure! She has pictures of us wearing our For the Cure pink Calvin Collars, and those pictures will be part of her tent decorations. She also has pins with our pictures on it, and she has them pinned on her backpack, so we will be with her!
Daddy is going to be our catsitter again. He has the job down, but you know about the history with our catsitters . . . . they are non-Catster, so you won't see us around for a few days!
Be sure to wear some pink this weekend!
September 5th 2012 8:26 pm
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It looks like I'll be the woman in charge around here for the next few days. Mawmee is going back to Kentucky to attend a wedding. Daddy is in charge . . . . . well, at least he thinks he is in charge!
Of course, as usual, a long list of instructions has been left for him. He is pretty much like our non-Catster catsitters as he will not be checking in on Catster to see what is going on!
I had to make sure I sent out some early birthday rosettes to some friends who will be celebrating while we're on staycation.
We'll be back next Tuesday!
July 25th 2012 10:48 am
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I spent the morning visiting the vet's office for my yearly exam. Of course, I was purrfect in the car and never made a noise. I actually like riding in the car!
Kaitlin, my vet tech, listened to my heart, put me on the scale, and then did a very unlady like maneuver in order to take my temperature! I weighed in at 9.25 lbs.
The vet came in next and after looking at my toofies said that I should get a dental cleaning done soon. She also said that gals my age should have our blood pressure checked, and also blood work done in order to see how our kidneys and thyroid are doing.
They decided to do the blood pressure check in the same room so that Mawmee could be there to keep me calm. I had a little cuff put around my front arm, and Kaitlin checked it three times. The machine was noisy, but I was very good.
They took me in the back to do unspeakable acts to me which included vampire poking, poop and pee removal, and a rabies shot. While I was being tortured, the vet told Mawmee that I have the blood pressure of a two year old!
I think the vet needs to check my blood pressure at home when I'm around a four year old!
The two vet girls that tortured me said I was so good . . . . . what did they expect from a princess? Of course, they left me smelling stinky from the alcohol!
I'll get my blood results later in the week, and I'll update you on how I did. I was a perfect angel in the car on the way home, and immediately went in the box to leave a big stinky poopie for Mawmee. I don't like pooping or peeing in my travel carrier like some brothers I know!
Speaking of brothers, I'm hoping that since Newman is four today, he will start acting like an adult! Fat chance . . . . . .
June 15th 2012 9:27 am
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The alphabet. We all learned it when we were kittens.
When we joined Catster, we found that you can take letters from the alphabet and make acronyms that we've all come to use and love.
MOL - Meow Out Loud
SDA - Samoa's Detective Agency
POP - Power of the Paw, Power of the Purr
OF - Olde Furt
HQ - Headquarters
BOLO - Be on the Lookout
When you're new to Catster, you don't understand the lingo at first, but then you realize that cats have their own language. It's a shorthand way of meowing. We totally get it.
Adults have their own shorthand language too. Some of the shorthand letters when strung together stand for words that aren't not nice to say outloud. But apparently, it is okay to say or write them in shorthand. I guess adults think it is less offensive if you use the letters rather than the words.
As I mentioned in a previous diary, I started some discussion to HQ on this subject over at the Dogster and Catster Magazine thread in the Dogster and Catster All Paws Bulletin group.
Well, we heard from Dogster Lucy (whose owner is our Community Manager, Lori). Here is what she had to say:
The editor-in-chief has deemed profane acronyms appropriate for Dogster and Catster Magazine.
I have some questions:
1. Why don't I see the offensive and profane acronym on Dogster? We don't want it on Catster!
2. I wonder if the advertisers who pay gobs of money to be here would like seeing those profane acronyms near their kitty litter ad?
3. If the trending acronym is acceptable, then what comes next? Other acroynms using the letter F? Surely U wouldn't? Or would U?
And then, Lori said this:
This is YOUR Community, I work for YOU. If you feel that they should be allowed in the Community areas of Dogster and Catster, let me know and I will modify the guidelines.
So, cats - do you want dirty words to be allowed in the Community?
U might but I don't . . . . . . . .
June 11th 2012 9:51 pm
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As you know, there have been some recent issues with Catster that has caused some friends to leave. This has made us very sad.
I know many of you have written in your diaries, and hopefully passed along your concerns to Top Cat - whomever Top Cat might be these days!
I also wanted to mention that there is a group called Dogster and Catster All Paws Bulletin which you can join.
You can't send out messages, but you can post in the group's forum area. One of the topics in the forum is the Dogster and Catster Magazine. I just posted my concern about the very inappropriate WTF of the Day that apparently is trending over at the Catster magazine.
This is one trend I'm giving a big hiss to, and I hope more of you will stop over there and leave a comment.
Isn't it funny that we are monitored so closely in the forums and in our diaries about what is appropriate and not appropriate, but something as tacky and distasteful as WTF of the Day can be okay to Catster?
Well, it isn't okay with me . . . . .
May 14th 2012 9:33 am
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Thank you so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I appreciate your making my 12th birthday extra special. I didn't write a diary entry on my birthday because I wanted cats who visited my diary to see the entry I wrote about Harrison. We are all still purring for a good solution for him!
Now, on to something else I feel compelled to vent about! For those of you who don't know, Hazel Lucy has left Catster. Mazie's page is still around, so you can visit her, but HL is no longer around.
I have written more than one diary entry about my dislike and sadness when a cat decides to leave Catster. I totally don't agree or understand why the page can't be left in place even if the owner never plans to visit Catster.
I will once again state my reasons in hopes that none of you will up and leave and delete your account.
1. It costs you nothing to keep your page.
2. You have history on your page - this is the big one for me. Your Mom/Dad has invested a lot in documenting your life through your diary and your photos . . . . as well as diary comments, forum threads, rosette gifts, etc. If you had health issues, your vet visits that were documented through your diary entries help out other cats who may in the future go through a similar problem.
3. Your friends. Think about all the love you have received through rosettes, special gifts, special pictures created by pals, diary comments, parties you've attended, etc. Do those friendships now not mean anything to you?
4. The Love. As painful as it can be to visit your own page if you've become an angel, think about other cats who get enjoyment, pleasure, encouragement, and inspiration by viewing your pictures. Can you imagine Calvin not being here anymore? Sure, we cry when we go to his page, but we could never delete his page because of the love and support we received from all of you when he made his journey to the bridge.
Catster without Rocky Ann or Mercy, or Taz? Unthinkable - and so glad they are here and aren't going away!
Catster without Hazel Lucy, Margo RKN, Karma Kitty and family, Smudge and Bob - Unthinkable, yet they are gone.
Sure, they are always going to be reasons you feel like you can't stay on Catster, but my opinion is not going to change on this issue.
Leave Catster if you want . . . . . just leave the cat's page intact before you go!
May 9th 2012 4:41 pm
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I'm sure a lot of you know about our pal, Harrison. He is Kitty Pryde's sister, and unfortunately, they do not get along. I do know something about not getting along with a brother, but Harrison and Kitty Pryde's situation is much worse than my relationship with Newman.
After help from the Cat Daddy, Jackson Galaxy, and advice from another cat behaviorist, it seems that the best situation for Harrison would be to live in a home without another cat.
You can read the latest in his recent diary entry.
Now here is where we all can play a part in helping Harrison - besides purring - which he needs (as well as purrs for his Mom who dearly loves him and Kitty Pryde).
Most of us have cats or we wouldn't be on Catster. But we all have friends and family . . . . . and maybe some of them don't have cats. Or maybe they aren't on Catster, but they had a cat and the cat has journeyed to the bridge. There are lots of situations where someone is lonely for another cat.
We know what Harrison's Mom is going through because we had a similar situation with Vivien. It broke our heart to find another home for her, but she is doing so much better in her new surroundings. We need that same miracle for Harrison!
Harrison lives in California, but don't let that stop you if you don't live in California! There is an entire network of people willing to transport cats all over the country, and if Harrison finds a home somewhere outside California, we know there are people who would help get him there!
You can also help by spreading the word in your diary. We all have a different set of Catster pals, and all it takes is one cat reading your diary who might not read my diary!
Let's do what we can to help Harrison - he deserves it!
May 5th 2012 2:19 pm
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Wowza, there is a lot to celebrate today! We're getting ready to watch the running of the horses for the 138th Kentucky Derby. Of course, we'll have to watch Mawmee cry when they play My Old Kentucky Home - it's a tradition no matter where she lives - MOL!
In looking through the horses this year, I'm thinking Alpha will be my pick - for obvious reasons!
The other cats in the house are picking these horses to win:
Newman - Daddy Nose Best, but he prefers to call the horse DD Nose Best
Gleek - Sabercat because he thinks he is a big tiger!
Violet - Take Charge Indy because the jockey is Calvin Borel, and Calvin always picked the horse that this jockey rides!
Inky - Hansen because he thought I said handsome when I was reading the names of the horses to him. *rolls eyes* I told him what a dope he is, but he said he also likes the horse because he is pretty.
Good luck to all the horses - we always purr that no horse gets hurt during the race!
Happy Cinco de Mayo too!
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