Skills: The silent meow and looking innocent. She was a world class runner and jumper when she was younger.
Arrival Story: Grief stricken after my sweet Abby went to Rainbow Bridge, I had no plans to get another cat. There's a saying, *the former cat sends the new cat* -- my angel Abby definitely had other plans for me! One month after Abby went to the Bridge, I learned that a friend was dying from cancer and desperately seeking a home for her two cats. It was only a few days after I learned of their plight that I made up my mind to adopt Kaci and her sister Miss Mittens. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Bio: Kaci is my sweet little sunshine girl. She's a sweet, affectionate snuggle-bug who is blessed with a sunny and happy disposition. She adores attention and being fussed over. In addition to being very outgoing and friendly, she's super-curious about everything and just a tad bit stubborn at times. She wasn't very vocal until recently but lately seems to enjoy talking about everything.
DAILY DIARY PICK: July 7, 2007; October 5, 2007; January 29, 2009 (my Gotcha Day anniversary!); March 6, 2009; March 10, 2009; May 28, 2009; July 19, 2009; September 15, 2009; September 25, 2009; October 15, 2010; November 8, 2010; November 17, 2010; December 4, 2010; March 22, 2011; March 25, 2011; June 12, 2011; June 19, 2011; July 11, 2011; December 18, 2011; June 2, 2013.
KACI's HEALTH ISSUES:
Kaci was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in December 2008; CRF (chronic renal failure) in October 2010; and a grade 3 heart murmur and mitral valve regurgitation in November 2011. She valiantly fought her health issues, esp. her CRF, for 3 years. Her weight kept dropping and she was only 4 lbs. during the last months of her life. My precious girl was a tough little fighter with lots of spirit and a will to live and she fought the good fight. But her frail, tiny body simply wore out and she lost her battle with CRF. On October 22, 2013, we helped her make her journey to the Bridge. She was ready to go and her crossing was peaceful. Rest in peace sweet little Pooh-Bear
Spirit and Kaci Furever:
May 2013 Olde Furt of the Month
Hear us ROAR!
Brilliant Orange Cats Unite!
Kentucky Derby 2011 - Tigger's Arcade
Tigger's Arcade 2011 Cat Baseball Tournament 3 Winner at Professional Level for Most Home Runs and Hit the Pitcher:
I have wonderful and exciting news to tell you! Mommy is adopting a kitty!
Miss Mittens and I have been working hard to bring this about and our job is finally done. We're tired of mommy feeling so sad. Today marks 5 months since I left for the Bridge and I decided enough is enough! Today was the day I'd make mommy feel happy again. And it worked -- mommy is very happy and excited!
Our new sister lives in Georgia and arrangements are being made to have her transported to mommy in NJ. Her name is Moonlite and she's a beautiful black and white tuxie with white paws and golden eyes and is around 1-1/2 to 2 years old.
Mommy is going to name her April Moonlight because Moonlite's birthday is listed as April 1, mommy's birthday is April 2 and Moonlite will arrive in her new home either at the end of this month or in early April. Plus she looks exactly like the black and white kitty named April who was one of mommy's favorite kitties when she used to volunteer at the shelter. Because we don't want to change her name too much and confuse her, we'll also call her Moonlight. And as someone told mommy, moonlight always follows sunshine. :-)
Moonlite's foster mom made a page for her on Catster. If you'd like to meet our new earth sister (and we hope you do and will visit her page), here's the link to her page:
Thank you dear friends for stopping by today to wish Miss Mittens and me a happy Gotcha Day and for the lovely Stars and Rosettes to grace our pages! We love you!
It's a very sad day for mommy and she's feeling very depressed and has been crying off and on all day. That's because we're no longer here to celebrate this special day and it hurts bad.
Soon there'll no longer be a Catster either and that hurts too. We'll no longer be able to visit our friends. We'll no longer have our memorial pages for mommy to visit. Did you know that mommy looks at our pages to *remembers* us (and cries too) and -- sshhh! please don't tell anyone -- she talks to us too.
Thank you Tundra for the pretty memento picture of Mittens and me together. Sadly, we were unable to download it onto Catster. When mommy goes to photos to download the picture and clicks *manage photos* it takes us to the Community Page. *sigh*
So, mommy downloaded the picture onto each of our pages on Cathugger. It's a different set up over there and you have to click on photos and then an album. The picture Tundra made for us is in our Catster Memento albums. Mommy will add more mementos from Catster as she gets time.
We're encountering lots of glitches on Catster. Things just aren't working like they should. E.g., we try to switch from *Friends Activity* to something else and get a white screen with a number and *bad server* notice. Then we have to get off and come back on again. It opens up on odd pages. And today we couldn't add photos. We know Catster is no longer being maintained and because of that, we may not be coming here much longer.
One of our dear Catster friends, Colette-Sidonie, is very ill and will soon be making her journey. Please PURR for her and for her mom too!
So, we say GOODBYE. It hurts saying it. It REALLY hurts! We hate saying goodbye. We sincerely hope that we will stay in touch with you, either on Cathugger, by email and possibly FB.
Miss Mittens and I and everyone in our family are going to miss all of you. Mommy nixed joining the Facebook but is now leaning towards it again because we miss our friends so much. So you might see us over there after all . . .
Love, hugs, butterfly kisses,
Kaci Sunshine, Miss Mittens and family
VERY bad and sad news: Catster/Dogster will be shutting down on March 3.
I'm literally sick to my stomach over this horrible news and can't stop crying. I'm angry and very bitter over what I can only call a betrayal.
My angel kitties' pages will be obliterated and 7 years of precious memories and all the time, love, work and money invested in Catster -- gone in an instant!
All of my cats' photos are saved on my computer but that won't duplicate their pages. I will try to copy Kaci's diary. She has 38 *pages* of diary entries going back to early 2007. That's hundreds and hundreds of diary entries. Making copies of diaries is very time-consuming, as I learned when I copied Miss Mittens' diary a year ago. Copying the equally precious comments too will be almost impossible.
Nothing can replace their beautiful pages and so-called *forever* Stars with all the precious messages. My cats' pages are their "memorials" and my heart is breaking over this.
Just as heartbreaking is losing my friends. That hurts just as much. I don't want to lose contact with you. I'm not on Facebook because I don't like it and don't know if I will join but really don't want to lose contact with friends.
If you want to keep in contact with me, please send me a pawmail with your e-mail address and/or phone number and I'll give you mine.