Likes: Sitting on a lap, getting in a box, cuddling, kneading a belly or shoulder, being with his mommy and daddy
Pet-Peeves: Vacuum cleaner; raised voices; riding in the car
Favorite Toy: Stuffed pink star on a string/stick, scratching post, Cat Magnet
Favorite Nap Spot: Anywhere there is some sun! Or on Mawmee's lap at the computer!
Favorite Food: Doesn't matter, as long as it is on time!
Skills: Has an internal alarm clock; can say "right now"
Arrival Story: Calvin was my aunt's beloved cat. When she passed away, her evil husband took all 4 of her cats to the Humane Society the day after the funeral. I "bought" all 4 of them back - found homes for 3 and kept him! He is a great cat, and I know why she loved him so much. Calvin made his journey to the bridge on October 26th at 11:35 a.m. after a six week battle with stomach cancer. Rest in peace, sweet angel. We will love and miss your precious face. July 19, 1991 - October 26, 2009
Bio: Calvin is the most affectionate cat I've ever been around. He would spend all day in your lap if he could! He loves to snuggle at night and capture any body heat he can. We had to buy a king-sized bed because of Calvin.
Clocks are not needed in our house since we got Calvin. He is the morning alarm clock. And you know if he is sitting in the kitchen by the refrigerator, it must be 3:30 p.m. With Calvin, you can't just give a spontaneous treat because then he will expect it every day at the same time! Calvin also sleeps in the cutest positions. His mommy says, "you can't get any cuter than that" about the way he sleeps! For an older cat he is always ready for fun, and he has quite an adventureous spirit.
You all remember that list, don't you? It was started a gazillion years ago by Hazel Lucy. Then when she needed a break from the list, Boxie took over. That was three years ago!
And guess what? Now it is time for Boxie to take a break from the list. It is a lot of work to keep this important list going, but it is very important work. We all know how important it is to purr for our pals when they are sick.
Boxie said he needs a VIV - very important volunteer - to take good care of this list. It is an honor to maintain the list - sure, it takes some work, but we can't spend all day catnapping when there is important work to do!
Hey pals! It's time for me to tell you another bridge secret. Remember, these are top secret secrets!
Somecat started a tradition a long time ago that April 1st would be designated as Rainbow Bridge Day. You can read what Cisco Kid says about this special day here in the forum.
Basically, it's a day for your family to remember all their pets that have journeyed to the bridge. The idea is for them to write a special letter or poem to them and send it up inside a helium balloon.
So, now, here is the secret I promised to tell you. April 1st might be Rainbow Bridge Day for those on earth, but up here we call it Balloon Day!
Balloon Day starts out early where we all gather together to collect the gazillion balloons that are floating up to the bridge. The girls like to separate them by color. They count all the balloons and whatever color wins becomes the color for the month of April. We do all kinds of special stuff using the winning color in April. I'll have to share more of those secrets with you later in the month.
Then the fun part happens - we get to use our claws and pop all the balloons! Wowza, you talk about fireworks! It is so noisy up here it probably sounds like thunder down on earth. We all laugh together and then gather all the notes and poems.
Then during dinner tonight, the Balloon Committee will read all the notes and poems. It's pretty sappy and some of the girls cry, but it turns out to be a pawsome celebration of our time on earth.
So, Happy April 1st . . . . . Rainbow Bridge Day . . . . . Balloon Day . . . . . April Fool's Day . . . . .
I wanted all my Catster pals on earth to know that Sauce, one of Da Tabbies O Trout Towne, made his journey to the bridge tonight.
Dude Kitty and I were at the front of the gate waiting for him. His Mom is very sad tonight, but we're all going to take very good care of Sauce. He has already received his heart basket which took two cats to carry! Tomorrow he will start orientation, and in no time, I know he will be getting his wings and watching over the rest of the family.
Sending purrs to his Mom tonight, as I know all of you will too. Since his Mom is not on Facebook, if any of you want to send her a card, let me know, and I'll give you her address.