February 9th 2010 11:23 am
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Mawmee got a card in the mail today. The front of the card has a pretty rainbow with the Rainbow Bridge story.
Here is what the inside of the card said:
Dear Strickland Family:
The Doctors and Staff of Crestwood Veterinary Hospital wish to express their heartfelt sympathy with your recent loss of Calvin. Losing a special friend is always difficult because of the close bond we share with them. Comfort can be found in the special memories they gave us that will last eternally.
To honor Calvin's memory, the Doctors and Staff of Crestwood Veterinary Hospital have made a monetary donation to the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Foundation. This donation helps support our work to improve the lives of animals and people through education.
The Kentucky Veterinary Medical Foundation
Isn't that way cool? I'm sure my vet lady and my favorite vet tech, Sarah, were chillaxin in the break room one day and started talking about me. They decided I was so pawsome that they wanted to take money from the gals at the front desk and donate it to this big foundation.
I wonder if there is a brick with my name on it or something? There is probably a big statue in the halls of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Foundation building for everyone to see.
I wonder if they want one of my paintings to hang in the entryway? Dang, I think I'm more famous now that I'm up here at the bridge! Thanks to the vets and staff at my vet office for honoring me in such a nice way!
February 6th 2010 1:35 pm
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Hey cats, if you don't own a Calvin Collar, head over to The Cat's Meow blog and leave a comment for a chance to win one of my special Valentine collars!
Calvin Collars were started after I made my journey to the bridge. For every collar sold in The Cat in the Clover Etsy Shop, $1 is put aside. When $25 is reached, a cat is sponsored at Best Friends Animal Society.
In 2009, two cats were sponsored, and we hope to sponsor a bunch of kitties in 2010. We're pretty close to sponsoring our first one this year.
Thanks to all the cats who have their very own collar, and be sure to tag any pictures of you wearing a collar with:
That way I can see all of you in one place, and you'll even be featured over at The Cat in the Clover blog. Be sure to stop by there and see all your pawsome friends!
Thanks to The Cat's Meow blog for having our items in the Valentine Giveaway!
February 2nd 2010 12:18 pm
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As you know, when I was on earth, I used to pick a Pal of the Week and write about that pal in my diary.
Then when I journeyed to the bridge, I decided to change that a little and call it my Angel Pal of the Week. Unfortunatly, I haven't been very good about choosing an angel pal and writing about them. I think the main reason for that is that my earthly assistant is still very sad about me being up here at the bridge, and writing about my angel pals makes her cry.
So, until the big cry baby can pull it together, I'm going to do something a little different.
I now have on my page The Bridge's Newest Angel Pal. This will be the badge of a kitty pal of mine who has just journeyed to the bridge. Since I'm on the Welcome Committee, I get to see these cats first.
I sure was surprised when Alfie came skipping through the gate last week. Dang, he was way too young to come up here, but I know his siblings are glad to see him again.
So, until the rainbow flashes to indicate another pal is journeying to the bridge, I will keep the newest angel's badge on my page.
Sending purrs to your family, Alfie . . . . . . . . .
January 25th 2010 12:10 pm
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I just realized that the secrets I've been revealing have numbers associated with them. The numbers don't mean anything. There is just a huge list posted at the Heavenly Library with all the bridge secrets. I take my notepad in there once a week or so and write down some of them to share with you.
Today's bridge secret is about purring. We all like to send purrs to our pals when they are sick, but what you didn't know is what happens to your purrer when you get up here and become an angel.
The volume on your purr machine is automatically set to high volume. So, when a pal needs purrs, the angel purrs are the strongest ones they receive. It's like getting two for one, and we all know that is a pawsome deal!
All the angels are purring for two very special pals today.
Arnold P. found out that he has hepatic lipidosis. In catspeak that means fatty liver which is not a good thing. Arnold and his Mom have had a talk, and he will probably make his journey to the bridge very soon. I'm so sad for his Mom, but I can't wait to meet my pal in purrson and show him around the bridge. Whenever that rainbow flashes, I'll have my Catster welcome sign and be waiting at the gate for him.
We're also purring in overdrive for Rocky Ann. She went to the vet today, and an x-ray shows a mass on her lung. The biopsy won't be back until later in the week. I'm going to purr for a miracle and hope that she doesn't have the nasty C.
It's a bummer of a day on Catster. Please send out purrs to these two special pals of mine.
Knead On ~
January 20th 2010 8:13 am
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We got all the angels up here at the bridge purring for our pal, Arnold P.. Arn just found out that he has diabetes, and last night he was not doing very good.
So, today he is back at the vet and according to his diary, they think he is battling diabetic ketoacidosis which is very scary and could be life threatening.
My pal, Rufus is in charge of setting up candle pages - so stop over here and light a candle for Arnold! Thanks for setting that up, Rufus!
We are all purring for you, Arn, and we want you to beat this nasty diabetes. Get well soon . . . . . . .
January 14th 2010 8:03 am
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I know Samoa is the one with the advice column, but when a pal comes to you wanting to talk about friend girls, then I'm the one they count on for answers to their questions!
Ozzy send me an express-mail-to-the-bridge asking some important stuff about the upcoming holiday where girls get all ga-ga over boys. He knew other manly mancats would be in the same situation, so he said it would be okay to send him my response in my diary because it could help other unattached mancats.
Here is what Ozzy wrote:
I'm writing to get your mancat advice about Valentine's Day. My sisfur Harriet is all excited about Valentine's Day and she has signed us up for PenPaws card exchange. Mom says if we want to do the cards we have to participate as a family.
Here's where I need some advice: I don't want any girl cat to think that I am sending them a Valentine cuz I'm sweet on them. Like you and my pals _____ and _____, I'm a confirmed bachelor cat until I'm 21. How can I sign these cards so girl cats don't think I'm sweet on them? Can I get out of signing the cards? How can we avoid girl cats on Valentine's Day? If we get a card from a girl cat does that mean they like us?
I had to leave out Ozzy's pals' names to protect them - MOL! Dang, Ozzy, you are in, what we call up here at the bridge, a quandary! It sounds like you have to participate since it is a family thing. Boy, I'd be having a meeting and changing the family rules if you could do that! It's probably too late for this year, but you've got a whole year to figure out how to change it for next year.
Question #1. How do you sign the card? and Do you have to sign the card? You probably have to sign the card or the girl will be really confused and probably need therapy. Whatever you do, don't use the L word when you sign it. A girlcat will be walking you down the aisle faster than you can say catnip if you use that word. A safe way to sign it would be:
Your pal, or Your friendboy,, or Your mancat friend,
Question #2. How can we avoid girlcats on Valentine's Day?
The only way to totally avoid them would be to chew up the computer wires the day before. Then you can't get on the computer. But the downside to that is the girlcats will get worried and call you on the phone. It's better to be on the computer rather than have to talk to them on the phone.
Question #3. If we get a card from a girl cat does that mean they like us?
I think if you get a card from a girlcat, and you know you'll get some, then you can probably bet they think you're a handsome mancat. The best thing to do in that case is:
roll your eyes
It works for me every time . . . . . . . . . .
January 8th 2010 7:58 pm
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When the rainbow started flashing today, I just kneew it was going to be a Catster pal, so I grabbed my sign and headed for the gate.
All the Catster pals were there waiting to see who it was going to be. Taking his time strolling through the gate was Ivan WLC!
At first we all let out a sigh because we know how sad his parents are back at home, but then we are happy to greet Ivan because he is no longer having problems like he did on earth and we know he will make a pawsome angel!
Remember when I thought the WLC after Ivan's name meant Water Licking Cat? We laughed about that today when we were chillaxin after he got his heart basket.
I told him he can forget about being the World's Laziest Cat up here at the bridge because they keep us busy!
After greeting Ivan, I had to sprinkle some angel dust on Mawmee because she was sad to hear about Ivan making his journey. I think it reminded her of my journey. And seeing Ivan's Christmas stocking that she made on his page made her sad too.
I'm sorry I haven't written in my diary about my Angel Pal of the Week. It is Jake, and he has been on my page for a couple of weeks. It has been a busy time up here with New Year's Eve, and watching over Gleek, so hopefully I'll have time to get to that next week.
I gotta go now - I need to measure Ivan for his wings and get the measurement to Autumn so she can check out the wing closet.
Knead On . . . . . . . .
January 3rd 2010 8:29 am
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Mawmee said she is going to open a Calvin gallery - MOL! She has received two pawsome paintings of me, and now there is a third one!
Kingsley's Mom is teaching herself how to paint, and she is going through her Christmas cards looking for models. She picked me first!
Go to The Cat in the Clover blog to see the wonderful painting she did! She likes working in miniatures, and this painting is like the size of the school pictures that kids give out to friends.
Kingsley's Mom is sending it to Mawmee, and she can't wait to see it in person. I think she is a great painter, don't you? Thanks to your Mom, Kingsley, for doing something so special!
December 27th 2009 7:34 pm
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My Angel Pal of the Week is a pawsome angel - meet Rufus, or as I like to call him up here at the bridge - Foofernutter! Rufus sure had some funny nicknames: Mwarky Mwark and the Chunky Bunch, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Fat Boy Slim, and Stinky McStinkbutt are a few of them!
My Mawmee had an aunt who was named Phyllis. When she was growing up, she couldn't pronounce it, so she called her Foo-Foo or Foof. That lady was my former Mommy. So, Rufus is a special pal to me because of his Foo Foo nicknames!
Rufus has been an angel for two years this month - on the 17th. He had the nasty C just like me. He fought it for 2 years, and was in remission for a little while. Rufus was only 11 when he came to the bridge.
Rufus was just a kitten when he came to his forever home. His brother was adopted with him, but he became ill and had to go be a kitty angel. So, his Mommy got another kitten so that Rufus would have a pal growing up - that would be Bobcat!
Bobcat is having some health issues, so when you stop by Rufus' page to ask him to be friends, be sure to throw some purrs Bobcat's way.
Rufus' Momma was given a nice Christmas present this year when she found some long forgotten pictures of Rufus and Bobcat as little kitties. They were both super cute as little kittens. Be sure to check out those pictures.
When I met Rufus up here at the bridge, I told him he had a cool accent. He is from Boston. He said my southern accent was pretty pawsome too.
Rufus' Momma did a very nice thing when I became an angel. She made a donation to the MSPCA in my memory. Thank you, Rufus, for being a pawsome Angel Pal of the Week.
Now, let's go sprinkle some healing angel dust down on Bobcat!
December 21st 2009 10:48 am
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I'm so excited! My pal, Smudge, purchased the 50th Calvin Collar, so we can sponsor another kitty at Best Friends Animal Society in time for Christmas!
The first kitty we sponsored was Cheeze. And the second kitty is Sebastian!
Mawmee and Daddy got to meet Sebastian when they visited Best Friends this past summer. Mawmee volunteered in the building where Sebastian lives. Sebastian is an older kitty and very sweet.
My pal, Luke, had a special request for Mawmee when she knew they were going to Best Friends to visit. Luke's Mommy really has a soft spot for Sebastian, and she wanted to make sure that Mawmee saw him - and she did! She gave him treats too!
Thanks so much for helping us sponsor two kitties at Best Friends in two months time! I sure hope Sebastian has a pawsome Christmas!
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