January 26th 2011 7:59 am
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I was both happy and sad this morning when I saw my pal, Arnold P., coming in on a cloud to the bridge. I was happy to finally be able to meet him, but I was also sad because I know how much his Mom is going to miss him.
His sister, Boomer, got a heads up last night, so we all had a meeting and got everything organized so we could be ready for Arn this morning. I did a big MOL when I saw him carrying a brusselball through the gate! We can't wait for him to start a league up here, and as soon as he gets finished with orientation, we're all going to play a game of brusselball!
Arnold P. was quite a world traveller - the boy has lived in a gazillion states, and rode in a car unlike any other cat! I can't wait to sit with him at dinner tonight and hear about his travels.
He was quite the ladies man too - he knew how to flirt with the pretty girls. I'm sure that won't change now that he is up here!
I can wait for Arn to meet St. Francis of Assisi. We get to see the dude at church on Sundays. Arnold used to get blessed at church with holy water every year on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. He will freak out when he gets to meet him in person!
Arn's Mom is sure gonna miss him, and I know he is going to be the most pawsome guardian angel ever! Please stop by and if you can't send a rosette, at least send him a pmail to let him know how much you have enjoyed his friendship over the years!
I love you Arn . . . . .
November 4th 2010 1:36 pm
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I just snuck over to the internet cafe to tell you about another secret! Did you ever wonder why when you look in the sky that some days you see clouds and some days you don't? Well, I'm gonna tell you all about it, but remember, you didn't hear it from me.
All us angels are required to take art class. We don't know from week to week when the art class is going to be held until we check on the calendar.
In art class we are all given white paper and lots of drawing utensils - markers, colored pencils, chalk, and crayons. We can draw whatever we want on the paper.
When the drawing is finished, we take it over to the special cloud machine. We put our drawing in the machine, and push the big red button. Our drawing gets whisked down this big tunnel, and it explodes into the sky!
When it explodes, it becomes a cloud! If you've ever seen what looks like an animal in the clouds . . . . . well, that is an animal that we drew in art class!
If the cloud is white, that is the part of the paper that didn't have any color on it. If the cloud has pinks, oranges, or gray in it, that is from the crayon or marker we used when we created our artpiece!
We never know where our drawing is going to land - it might end up in our hometown, or it could land in the Australian sky!
I gotta go . . . . today is Sammie's birthday, and we're gonna go bowling after we have cake!
October 30th 2010 10:53 am
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I got a heads up last night that my sister, Sugar, was going to be arriving at the bridge this afternoon. Spunky made a few extra signs for her arrival. We know she will see them because her eyesight is gonna be much better than it was on earth.
All her angel pals greeted her, and just like the vet said, I heard many of them comment about her soft fur! Sugar got her heart basket, and she was smiling to see so many hearts inside.
Now, I have a big bridge secret to tell you about. Spunky, Sugar, Rocky, and I all had another Mommy and Daddy. We're lucky because we've had two families to love us. Anyway, if you have a Mommy and Daddy that are already at the bridge then something special happens once you get up here.
I know you've all read the poem about being reunited with your Mommy and Daddy one day. It gets kind of complicated when you have a set of parents already at the bridge, and you still have parents on earth.
The Top Cat told me that you don't get fully reunited until everybody is up here. So, in order to be reunited with your first set of parents, they have a section of heaven where you get to chillax with your family that is already at the bridge. You have to sign up ahead of time so they can give you the key to the family cloud. Ooops, I think I just shared another secret - we all have a family cloud.
You're allowed to visit on the family cloud once a month. They don't want you seeing each other more than that because they tried that once, and a bunch of family fights started, and Dude K. knows more about it because he is in charge of the family cloud sign-up sheets.
So, once Sugar goes through orientation and finds out what job she is going to do at the bridge, then she can sign up to go visit her first Mommy and Daddy. I'm sure Spunky and Rocky will want to go with her.
Well, I gotta go - it's Boomer's birthday, and we've got a big bowling tournament tonight!
October 26th 2010 1:11 pm
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Wowza, can you believe it has already been a year since I made my journey to the bridge? It has been quite a year up here.
I've shared many secrets with you about the bridge - from my heart basket that I got when I arrived . . . . to the Internet Cafe, the Welcome Center, Orientation, the Catster Club, our bridge Diary Gal Dear Tabby, the flashing rainbow, our rainbow pawwatch, the ins and outs of angel dust sprinkling, the Christmas ornament workshop, secret colors of the rainbow, Cloud 9, the Heavenly Library, your bridge purr machine, pot 'o gold distribution, Rainbow Station and the Rainbow Ride, the Reunion Gate, the Mother's Day Cloud Train, the Concert Cloud, the Pink Welcome Sign, Dog Village, the Birthday Cloud, Alley Cat Bowling, and McDonald's at the Bridge. Don't forget - you promised not to say anything to the Top Cat when you get here about me sharing these secrets!
It has been one busy year with so many Catster pals making their journeys after I got here. When I look back at all the special pals who have come to the bridge, it makes me sad for their families because I know how special they are by the number of hearts in their baskets. We have a fun time together at the Catster Club each night!
There are a lot more secrets for me to share, so don't think that since I've been here for a year, you won't hear from me anymore. Guess what happens when your first bridge anniversary arrives?
This morning, a bunch of my pals who have been here for awhile stopped by to get me for breakfast. After breakfast, they blindfolded me and took me to a special cloud. When the blindfold came off, you'll never believe what I saw! I was at choir practice! Yep, you get to officially become part of the Choir of Angels after you've been here for a year! There is a choir director and a big 'ole piano. I know, I thought there would be an organ too, but Scooter told me that organs are so last year! The cat on the piano knew how to rock it! Dude K. and I sat together, and we really belted out some tunes. I heard the choir gets booked for special occasions up here. I get fitted for my choir robe later today.
I want to thank all my pals who have been so nice and remembered me today. We are all thankful to have such pawsome pals on Catster. I know you all are purring for Sugar and Gleek, and I sure appreciate it. I've been busy sprinkling angel dust on them, and when it is their time to journey, I'll be right there to greet them. I'm just thankful they didn't arrive up here today!
Knead On . . . . . .
October 7th 2010 2:32 pm
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The rainbow was flashing this afternoon, and when we all ran to the gate, we saw our pal, Louis LeBeau riding in on his cloud carrying his fork!
We all cheered because we knew Louis was no longer in pain. His heart basket was waiting for him, and tonight he will be chillaxin with all his angel pals.
Louis is one of the Catster legends, and I can't wait to talk to him and find out all about Catster in the early days. I know he has a lot of stories to share with us.
And, yes, his eyes are really that green and beautiful! I almost thought I was looking in the mirror when I stared at him!
Okay, are you ready for the secret? Don't tell anycats, but there is a McDonald's up here at the bridge! When we saw Louis this afternoon, all of us started MOLing because we knew Louis would be so excited to see the golden arches over in the food court!
So, his family doesn't have to worry about him - he will have an endless supply of his favorite toy! I can't wait to hear him sing to his fork tonight!
Stop by and send some love to Louis' family . . . . .
September 2nd 2010 7:28 am
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Dang, the gate at the bridge has been getting quite a workout lately! So many pals have been making their journeys, and I just wanted to make sure you knew about two more angels who have joined their pals.
Miss Mittens - she sure looked pretty when she got to the bridge. She was smiling and telling all of us how proud she was to be Cat of the Week! Miss Mittens was 14 years young.
Then I thought I was looking in the mirror when Tigger McGrumpypants rode in on his cloud! Tigger was 15, and he now starts his 10th life!
Be sure to stop by and send some love to both these angels as their families are hurting so much.
August 23rd 2010 10:57 am
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When the rainbow started flashing this morning, I grabbed my sign and started heading toward the gate. I noticed the sky was glowing pink, so I yelled to Rocky Ann to get the pink Welcome sign, and follow me!
We all got to the gate as Queen Tallulah floated in on her pink and white cloud! She blended in with the white part of the cloud, but her beautiful eyes were sparkling. I knew right away it was QT!
She got her heart basket - man, it was overflowing with tiny hearts, and then after we all hugged her, she went to orientation. They like to get you through orientation quickly, so you can go chillax with your pals.
QT sure inspired a lot of kitties - she was a breast cancer survivor, and she is going to be in a lot of Catster Moms' hearts this year as they walk in the Komen 3-Day for the Cure. She is the mascot of one team, and my Mawmee is going to have a ribbon with Queen Tallulah's name on it when she walks in November.
I was one of QT's guardian angels, but pretty soon she is going to learn how to be a guardian angel, and she will watch over all the other kitties who get that nasty breast cancer.
Her family is going to be very sad, and they will miss her so much, but she has angel work to do now. It's a very busy job being an angel. I'll bet QT will look so pawsome in her wings!
Tonight, I'm going to take her with me as we fly around and sprinkle down some angel dust. I think we'll stop at her house first. Be sure to stop by and leave her Mommy a note so that she doesn't get too sad.
August 19th 2010 3:20 pm
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Since so many cats have been having problems with that Crystal chick (I told you girls were bad news), I thought I'd teach you a new word.
Are you ready?
Do you know what it means?
Abnormally frequent pee wees
How many of you all knew that? Gleek has been pollakiuria every five minutes it seems!
Gotta go - we're bowling tonight for Catfish's birthday!
August 16th 2010 12:53 pm
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I've inspired a new angel. Not a real angel, but a stuffed one! These angels will be special order in Mawmee's Etsy shop. She doesn't have it listed in the shop yet, but it will be shortly.
You can check out the Calvin Angel on The Cat in the Clover blog!
The angel can hang up on a hook, or it can sit on a shelf if it leans against the wall. We have to rest our wings sometimes! MOL!
Leave a comment here and tell me if you like the new angel!
July 28th 2010 7:59 am
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Dang, can't an angel get in a good catnap up here at the bridge? The rainbow has been getting quite a workout with all the flashing and angel arrivals.
I wanted to make sure you all knew about the recent pals who have made their journeys.
Alfie had an unfortunate accident and came to the bridge on the 20th. He was only three years old.
Skylar came through the gates last Friday.
Spot arrived yesterday. He had an unfortunate accident too.
All these kitties have families who are very sad right now, so be sure to stop by and leave comments in their diaries so they know they have a lot of loving pals.
Now, I want to tell you a funny story about a new kitty on Catster. His name is Heimdall. He was sent to his family by new angel Skylar. When Skylar was telling me about Heimdall, he said that Heimdall is named after the Norse god who is the keeper of the gateway to the Rainbow Bridge.
And then I told Skylar I thought I was the keeper of the gateway to the Rainbow Bridge! But then I remembered that I'm just the sign keeper of the gateway to the Rainbow Bridge. Whew, for a minute there I thought I was going to have to change my name to Heimdall!
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