January 30th 2013 9:55 am
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I was going through my older stuff from Catster from years ago and came across a bunch of poems and stories…I’m glad I kept them..they touched me then as now..and so I pass this one onto new members who may never of had the privilege to read this before…for us older members hopefully this will remind you of our younger years here at Catster…I remember when things like this was shared to all and we all cared and loved one another, as we do now..so here is one that always brings a tear to my eyes and touches my heart furry deepy….
Ugly the Tom Cat (Unknown Author)
Everyone in the apartment complex I lived in knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tom cat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage and, shall we say, love.The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on Ugly. To start with, he had only one eye, and where the other should have been, there was a hole. He was also missing his ear on the same side. His left foot appeared to have been badly broken at one time and had healed at an unnatural angle, making him look like he was always turning the corner.
Ugly would have been a dark grey tabby, stripped type, except for the sores covering his head, neck, and even his shoulders. Every time someone saw ugly there was the same reaction, “That’s one UGLY cat!!!”. All the children were warned not to touch him, the adults threw rocks at him, hosed him down, squirted him when he tried to come in their homes, or shut his paws in the door when he would not leave. Ugly always had the same reaction.If you turned the hose on him, he would stand there, getting soaked until you gave up and quit. If you threw things at him, he would curl his lanky body around your feet in forgiveness.Whenever he spied children, he would come running, meowing frantically and bump his head against their hands, begging for their love. If you ever picked him up he would immediately begin sucking on your shirt, earrings, whatever he could find.
One day Ugly shared his love with the neighbor’s dogs. They did not respond kindly, and Ugly was badly mauled. I tried to rush to his aid. By the time I got to where he was laying, it was apparent Ugly’s sad life was almost at an end.
As I picked him up and tried to carry him home, I could hear him wheezing and gasping, and could feel him struggling. It must be hurting him terribly, I thought. Then I felt a familiar tugging, sucking sensation on my ear. I pulled him closer to me, and be bumped the palm of my hand with his head, then he turned his one golden eye towards me, and I could hear the distinct sound of purring.Even in the greatest pain, the ugly little scarred cat was asking only for a little affection, perhaps some compassion. At that moment I thought Ugly was the most beautiful, loving creature I had ever seen. Never once did he try to bite or scratch me, try to get away from me, or struggle in any way. Ugly just looked up at me completely trusting in me to relieve his pain.
Ugly died in my arms before I could get inside, but I sat and held him for a long time afterwards, thinking about how one scarred, deformed little stray could so alter my opinion about what it means to have true pureness of spirit, to love so totally and truly. Ugly taught me more about giving and compassion than a thousand books, lectures or talk show specials ever could. And for that I will always be thankful. He had been scarred on the outside, but I was scarred on the inside, and it was time for me to move on and learn to love truly and deeply – to give my total to those I care for.Many people want to be richer, more successful, well liked, beautiful and they boast about how much they can do…but me…I will always try to be UGLY.
January 28th 2013 8:51 am
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Just want to say a big thank you to all who posted in my diary and helping me have a great day while I was a Daily Diary Pick on Friday, January 25, 2013.
Thank you also to the following furiends for decorating my page with rosie's for my DDP !!
Blue Ribbon: Milo Blue Eyes, Mallee, Smokey Joe, Ziggy, Rhett
Red Rose: Morris, Patches,Coda, Lucy and more
Snowman: Angel Yoda, Francis and the Crew
Red Heart: Tiger, Tiny and Beauty
Blue Ribbon: Napolean and Colorado
Thank you all once again..it sure was a great and wonnerfur day and hleped us put a smile on our face!!
Purrs and Headbonks
January 25th 2013 9:46 am
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*Smiling big and felling sooo happy*
Wow did we ever have a furry nice surprise this morning when we opened our email..we now feel safe and are soo thankful fur Catster HQ in helping us and protecting our information and accounts!! And I am a Daily Diary Pick fur today!!..Boy do I ever feel special!!..Thank you very much diary gurl!!..we have been feeling sad lately and this sure has made me feel soo special..thank you!!
Oh boy..come alla my furiends let's dance and laugh..but furst..make sure to remember to save your important stuff!!
January 23rd 2013 10:14 am
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*Friday brushes himself till he shines..smiles to check his teeth..yup..all shiny there, too..looks great and feels good..time to go out and play with his wonderful friends at Catsterland*
*makes copy to enter on his page and enters secret codes and locks up puter..tucks it under his arm*
Hey Everyone *waving paws to all the wonderful kibbies*
We are back!! YUP..our loaner puter got updated wif anfur browser so it makes life easier fur us and my furmily and I can hang out here at the most wonnerfur place der is in da whole world..Catsterland..YAH!!!..*clapping happy paws*
Thank you to alla my wonnerfur furiends fur helping out where needed and fur understanding our plight..we are just furry happy no one else got hurt from our infection..bad hoomans hurt Meowmy and her puter is no goot..so we are gonna buy Meowmy a new one *shhhss..It's gonna be a surprise fur our Meowmy!*..Meowmy is furry sad dat she lost everything on the puter..including our picshures...thank goodness we have some here, on Inikimi and at a couple of ofur places. There are older ones saved on disk..but still losing anyfing of ours is furry sad fur our hoomans..don't you think? So take our advice and pawese take care today of your most important artifcts..save what you want or can..we made copies and saved to usb mass storage devices.
Catsterland is furry important to us!! We are furry glad that nothing happend to our accounts!!..thank you HQ for looking out for all of our private information and protecting us here!!
I am furry happy my furiends undertood what happend and helped out where they could!! This means the world to us!! We are using a loaner puter and are being furry careful with it..so have to do only what we can do here and that is all..my schooling over at pawsome pages will have to waite until we get our own puter to play like that..also may have to scale back on fancy picshures..but we see what we can do safely while helping and caring fur ofur kibbies here on Catsterland.
Thank you once again fur understanding our plight!..Now it will be bakc to normal as much as possible
January 14th 2013 11:53 am
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Still am having problems sending a message to anyone on Catster..could be the browser..puter will be brought in this week..may have to get another one? I could finally get ongto OKR page and noticed Percy named Platelicker as Kitty of The Week!!..Concatulations my great furiend!!.I will make yu when I can..also thank you fur posting my problem on our group page..I still can't do that! Marmelade will name on next week..if someone can get him to get in touch wif Percy, then he can get how its all done from him!!..I am soo proud of my group!!..when called upon..they are there to help out!! Thank you sooo much!!
My furmily may have been broadsided and wacked bout when we got hacked and its a huge mess to muddle thru..but I tell you somfin: my Meowmy helped my up and we dusted each other off and looked around. Ok so we are locked out of our puter..can get fixed...files and pictures can be recovered(we are soo hoping this) there was nothing of private importance on puter..but what really irkes us is we have no control over this right now..we have made anofur email account..just waiting on our provider to find out if they can help us or do we have to transfer all infor over to the ofur one? hmm?...and da most impotant fing is this: I am still Friday and I luv alla my wonnerfur furiends here on Catsterland and dis is da best place to be! DO NOT open any emails from me yet!!..I have no access to changing my password there yet..i will let alla you know when it is safe to do so
January 12th 2013 3:02 pm
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HEY SORRY GUYS BUT I AM EXPEREINCING TECHNICALLY DIFFICULTIES BEYOND MY CONTROL..AND I CAN'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE ANY PERSONAL PMAILS RIGHT NOW..SO UNTIL EVERYTHING IS FIXED..PERCY YOU WILL STILL CHOOSE FOR THIS WEEK AND MARMELADE WILL CHOOSE FOR NEXT WEEK..I WILL HOPEFULLY BE GETTING MY PUTER FIXED SOMETIME THIS WEEK..PICTURES CAN WAITE UNTIL THEN OR IF MARMELADE CAN MAKE THEM OR MILO'S MEOWMY CAN..JUST ASK MILO'S MEOWMY IF YOU WANT..SHE KNOWS (HOPEFULLY) WHAT HAS HAPPEND..WE ARE JUST DEVESTATED!!..BUT WE WILL PRESERVERE AND WITH THE HELP OF OUR FURIENDS WE CAN HELP ME OTHER KIBBIES ON CATSTER FEEL LOVED AND WANTED AND APPRECIATED!!
OK..CARRY ON GANG!! LUV ALL OF YOU
PURRS TO YOU
January 12th 2013 1:55 pm
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We are very upset by this and concerned. If anyone is getting weird emails sent supposedly from us..THEY ARE NOT from us!! Our puter is totally shut down right now and will be getting fixed soon..so to be safe we will not be opening any private emails..for my OKR group I have been trying to send a pmaial..but am getting booted off..so will try again on Monday when Brenda is in the office here to help me figure out this puter..until everything is fixed.. can my furiends pawese let Percy and Marmelade at OKR kknow what is going on? Just get Percy and Marmelade to read this entry..go ahead this week Percy..next week Marmelade may do it..it not pawese go ahead with the choosing..as for pictures..I will try to make those asap..hopefully I can get my puter fixed very soon..I cannot believe this has happend..I am poor as a church mouse and would never ask anyone for money nor did I travel to a foreign destination..what and leave my kibbies..especially Friday? Never!! I feel very bad and violated..but have no fear..we will have our puter back asap..until then..just remember how Friday and the others would act on Catster
January 2nd 2013 8:43 am
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Well here we are..a new year..lots of new starts for soo many things..my new thing fur this year is helping to make everyfur feel wonnerfur and important!! I want alla my furiends to know I lubs and cares bout dem furry much...I always wants dis fur my furiends, but am really gonna make sure dat my furiends knows fur sure I cares. i am learning how to make purrty picshures and am making fur my furiends..hopes dem likes it.
I am also going to be starting art school furry soon..I am gonna go learn how to fix our pages up real nice like lots a kibbies have here on Catster!! Bijou is gonna go to school to..hahaha..dis should be fun..Bijou is furry bossy...can't waite to see what kinda plans she wil come up wif for her page..MOL!!! * laughs so hard he's holding his tummy*
Hey did anyfur see the add on da front page? Dem hoomans wants picshures of us kibbies butts *REALLY LAUGHING HARD NOW* no way is I gonna send in a picshure a my butt..MOL!!! hey!!! dem silly hoomans can have a picshure of Bailey's backside...it's ok...she wears panties..Meowmy said so..anyway that's all they'll see from us..MOL!!!
Hey just to let you all know..we are Rockin' er' over at Orange Kitties Rock!! If there are any new kibbies who are red, orange or close to this just pmail me and I can send you an invite..it's a fun place to be!! all of Catsterland is..MOL!!! Soo if its fun and a caring atmosphere you are looking fur this new year...cuz lets face it..da world outside it is scarity..den come on in and let's all have fun!! This is Friday saying it like it is..I love Catsterland and I lub you, too!!! Meowzers
December 31st 2012 10:28 am
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Today is New Years eve 2012..that means tomorrow we will have a new year to be able to start anew lots of differnt plans actions. I don't plan things ahead nor do I make resolutions..instead I take time to reflect on what I have done and what has happend in the last year..it was a good year..no one got sick..although Bijou is sneezing up some..maybe a chill? My weight crept back up and now I am on a diet..Meowmy says we are all going on one, except Neiko!! She needs to gain weight!! I got to go back and reaquaint myself wif Catster..the greatest place to be!!..found old furiends and made new ones...although I am missing a bunch of old furiends :(..they not here anymore on Catster :( and this has made me furry sad indeed.
I am missing my wonnerfur bewtifur girlfuriend, her name is TRIXIE and this is her ID#
Trixie has been my girl since 2007 and I miss her soo much!! I hope she will come back to Catster!! No matter what she will be my girl furever and ever!! I luv's Trixie!! I put her picshur on my page and there it will stay too!!
Meowmy said she is staying home wif us and we are gonna watch movies and eat treats and pizza and popcorn..meowzies..it's gonna be lots za fun!! yah!!! hope alla my furiends will have lots za fun wif there furmilies tonight to!!
pawese stay safe and warm...from my paws to yours my wish fur all of you is to have a wonnerfur new year of many blessing and good health..may 2013 be wonnerfur fur all of my furiends and fur everyone on Catsterland!!
December 19th 2012 12:00 pm
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*gots big poster board and all kinds of crayons spread all over the floor..working and coloring with big smiles on his face...claps hands together and stands up..picks poster up and holds it up fur all to read*
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY PAWLIDAYS
TO ALL OF MY WONNEFUR
FURRIENDS ON CATSTERLAND!!!
LUV ALL OF YOU MUCH!!!
FRIDAY!!!!! HUGS TO ALL!!
gingerbread man waving with a Merry Christmas poster