Nicknames: Puppet, Precious & now 'Muppet-ini '- thanks to my good furiend Sausage
Birthday: May 31st 2006
Likes: attention, not letting mom out of her sight & being able to play outdoors ~supervised~
Pet-Peeves: vet visits, people chuckling at her cute facial expressions, and the vacuum
Favorite Toy: ~ Her piece of sisal rope & pens,pencils & mousies. UPDATE: Mupp's piece of sisal rope was lost & now she's attached to her big brown mousie & a featherwand that has a mousie attached to it ~
Favorite Nap Spot: anywhere she feels like it, usually the room I'm in
Favorite Food: ~ Beef and Halibut - - Tuna, but she is allergic to it ~
Skills: She speaks 'monkey language'. Oooh ooh, ahh ahh ! Too adorable! ~She also has the ability to miraculously overcome all of her life's obstacles~
Arrival Story: I rescued Muppet from a huge cat sanctuary where the cats had been left to starve. Several hundred did not make it and many more were critical when we arrived to try and help the end of May 2007. Muppet and precious Beannie Baby were among the most critical too and the heartbreaking day when Beannie Baby died from kidney failure I scooped up Muppet and brought her home. I didn't want to let her out of my sight. She weighed only 4 pounds, she was emaciated and dehydrated. She could barely walk and she looked like a puppet on strings when she tried. It's been over 3 months now, and Muppet weighs in at 6 pounds. Still needs to gain a couple more pounds. Her kidneys are thankfully hanging in there, but she's still having some problems with her ears. For the first month after we brought her home, she slept by the food and water bowls. She didn't want her food and water to ever get 'lost' again. She's learned to trust again that the food and water will always be there, so now she likes to sleep on a bed or by a window. Her personality is starting to come out and she is such a sweet little character. We love her so much.
Bio: Later, in mid July, Best Friends thankfully took over the sanctuary thanks to my pleading phone calls, and they've already adopted out over 100 cats. About 550 cats still need to find homes. We have now officially adopted Muppet!! Yeah! I named her Cassidy in June when I first took her to the vet, but 'Muppet' seems to fit her better. On Catsters, Best Friends has posted some of the beautiful cats from the sanctuary for adoption. They accidentally put my Cassidy/Muppet's picture on another cat's story. They do have another Tortie that they named Cassidy also who is up for adoption. But that adorable little kitty that I'm holding in their photo is our precious baby. :) The photo I added where she's sitting on a chair I took the end of May 2007 out at the sanctuary. Muppet, as most of the cats, was emaciated and almost bald from malnutrition, mange and ringworm. There will be justice for the cats in this horrible animal cruelty and neglect case at this sanctuary. I will be one of the many to testify to make sure the persons responsible hopefully get what they deserve. .......................... UPDATE 12-02-07 - What can one say about Best Friends Animal Society? After they arrived, 748 cats were recovered and 684 of those survived thanks to BF's at this nightmare animal place. (They were awarded by the court another 114 animals,that they flew to Utah, when the former owner's home was raided by Animal Control.) In all, over 300 sadly did not survive due to neglect, and in the end starvation and dehydration, by the previous owners. But as of today, out of the 684 cats that BF's endlessly and diligently worked to save, only 200 or so remain that need to be adopted in to their forever new homes. That's close to 500 cats saved, at times to the tune of $50,000 a week in vet care expenses, and placed into fantastic new homes!! This horrible, so called sanctuary, known as F.L.O.C.K., For Love Of Cats & Kittens (Now rightfully renamed 'For Lack Of Care & Kindness') is now known as among the worst ever recorded hoarding, animal neglect and cruelty cases ever discovered in our Nation's history. We are STILL WAITING for the D.A. to press charges................ As for Little Muppet, she's doing better. Her right ear still bothers her a bit from time to time, but other than that her health has greatly improved. Her newest thing is that she's discovered how to play and that it's fun. She still will freeze and stare at her feet if another cat comes close to her. She has recently warmed up enough to trust one kitty, Armani, a huge breakthrough for her. (Thank you Armani for being so gentle and patient with her) She's such a doll and we love her so much. :) (Further updates are in her diary )********************************* ********************************** ********************************** ********************************** **** It's been so many years since I posted the above, I wanted to give an update to those who are new reading Mupp's story. It was determined in 2008 that Muppet had irreversible ear canal damage from untreated ear infections while out at flock and was suffering as a result from it. It was recommended by many vets that I 'set her free from her pain.' I ended up at a surgeon's office in Las Vegas, NV who promised me that he could 'fix' her problems, but for a range out of my pocketbook. Remember I had spent huge bucks just getting her to this point after smuggling her off of that icky property. Many on Catster heard her plea, and in early December 2008 Muppet had her lifesaving surgeries thanks to all of them!! I kindly, with HQ's thumbs up, asked for Bucks to be placed in Muppet's Bucket, and a miracle happened with the forming of 'Muppet's Bucket' and the wonderful 'Muppetheads!' Overwhelmed with kindness & gratitude, Muppet had her surgeries! All did not go as well as expected, but these surgeries did save her life. Today...over three years later, Muppet is finally pain-med free and doing well, all thanks to her beloved Muppetheads! Her kidneys are not so well, but every ounce of Mupp's being makes up for that! She is all love, curiosity, and definitely keeps me on my toes with her adventurous spirit! ********************************** ********************************** **As for flock.... I, as many, were called to testify in the court case. It was thrown out on a mere technicality, the hoarders walked free and immediately started a 'sanctuary for cats' all over again. ********************************** ********************************** **Many of the cats adopted after the rescue of them have not survived, mostly from kidney failure and other starvation/dehydration/disease issues. But those who have survived, have made all efforts worthwhile! :)******************************** *******************************
NOTE: In late 2005 I was literally shoved into a psychic's reading at a fundraiser for a friend of mine. The psychic was 'right on with everything she said about me' except I had to differ on one thing she stated.... she said *with overwhelming emotion* that "she saw me surrounded by literally hundreds, upon hundreds, upon hundreds of cats!!" I just laughed and said that she must be picking up on somebody else. Then in early 2007 the flock disaster hit... and this sadly became the truth!
There are some fleas running amuck in our Catster rooms! They are playing silly tricks like hiding newly hung pictures, scrambling the order of our photo albums, and not allowing lots of photos to be displayed. Humph! Meomy and I just got done marking ’yes’ on the display option on over 125 of my pictures because those mischievous fleas went through and marked ‘no‘ on them. (Muppet adds ’flea spray’ to the shopping list)
Things have been settling down around here. Sissy C and Baby T are back at their home in California, and the doc is pretty confident that he got all of the icky ’C-word’ removed this time from Sissy C. My furmates are content that our home is now baby free, but I have to admit that I kind of miss that little guy.
Unfortunately there’s a new taller guy that’s been hanging around! He keeps taking meomy away for hours at a time and when he visits he sits in MY spot on the sofa! I jump up and paw at his shoulder and meow, “Ooh, ooh! Hey mister, that’s MY spot!! Can you please move over?” But he doesn’t budge an inch, he just pets me and tells me how cute I am! Really?! Humph!
Now this new guy has talked meomy to going on something called a ‘vacation.’ Huh? *Jumps on the Cat-net & looks up the meaning* Mol! I had to giggle, you see my meomy can’t go anywhere overnight without me, let alone be gone for several days. I thought, ’she has to be dreaming!’
But then I spotted it! Ooh ooh! …luggage!! aah! The last time I saw that luggage out was when Doc Forbes & meomy drug me to UC Davis! All signs were seriously pointing to meomy is going on vacation….. and without this little Muppet!
Well, if that’s the case I decided that I better start preparing to fend for myself around here. The Big Bully Nakita is not going to get the better of me! I’ve been on a search for new, secret hiding spots! Yep! Meomy now keeps finding me in the most peculiar places and I make her promise to not show Nakita. Finally meomy explained something to me, she told me that I was going on a vacation too, but just not with her. Huh?
It turns out that I get to go stay with the lovely ‘M’ Crew in Las Vegas while meomy is away! Wow! That means that I get to meet the entire ‘M’ Crew including the two little dream boats in training, Mokka & Makana! How cool is that? And I’ll have the whole upstairs an entire suite all to myself! It is so kind of them to allow me to vacation with them. *purrs of gratitude* I better get busy and help meomy pack my bags now. Look out Las Vegas, here I come again and this time it is to have fun! *hee hee*
~Purring & Praying for the ill kitties and doggies & for those who have had their beloved furry ones journey to the Bridge.~
Ooh ooh, Aah aah!
Grateful Hugs & Love
Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since I last wrote a diary entry. My last entry was about the beautiful, former furmate of mine from flock, known as Wild Child. I’m ecstatic that Wild Child did find her forever home…. at last! Also another beautiful kitty from flock, who sadly slipped through the cracks for many years, has recently landed on all four paws in her perfect new home! Yeah, sweet Midori!
I really hope that everyone who sent me kind birthday wishes knows how much that I appreciated them! I thank them all so VERY much! I have not been around to keep up with other’s birthdays and special days, although I think about all of my great friends here quite often. (hugs & love)
Meomy has been gone a lot lately as first Sissy C’s newborn baby, at almost 4 little weeks old, had to have emergency surgery. And then as soon as he recovered, my Sissy C herself had to have emergency surgery also. Both are now doing very well, and meomy and I are so, so grateful! She spends lots of time at their home.
I’m sure that lots of wonderful news has happened here that I’ve missed since I’ve been gone, and I’m aware that some very sad news has been delivered also. 'Meatball', that precious little girl and good friend to Armani and I and so many others, has made her journey Home! My sweet and special lil’ orange love bugs, 'Ollie' and 'Mouser', and the most kindest & handsome kitty ever, 'Violet', and one of my most bestest furbuds here, the pool paddlin’ sweetheart, Alfie, have had the Bridge whisper upon their sweet names also. The Bridge always calls in 3’s, doesn‘t she? This time it was FIVE+! My sincere condolences to each of their families. (lots of love, sad purrs & many tears & prayers of comfort)
I have a new furmate, if that is what you can call her. She’s a …. D..O…G! She’s much smaller than I am, (imagine that) an elderly gal and rescued from an abusive home. She has a sponsor for her food, she just needs a quiet & loving home …which they convinced my meomy is just perfect for the dog’s needs. Oh, I forgot to tell about my recent ‘over the fence adventure’ that involved the new neighbors two little dogs and me! **I'll have to save that story for another diary entry** Not sure about this new doggie in my house! Humph!
Thanks again for my lovely Birthday wishes, (big hugs) and I send thoughts of wellness and love to all of my friends. I sure do miss my Greystone and family!!
I’ve had many kind people write to me over the years and tell me that they are now sponsoring a kitty from Best Friends in my honor. (grateful purrs) I also know of many that sponsor kitties from there that are not because of me. Mol! (more grateful purrs) Bless all who sponsor a kitty/animal at Best Friends, a rescue or shelter and all who volunteer and help out any homeless pet!
Recently WALLY‘s family kindly began sponsoring one of my fellow furmates from the Great Kitty Rescue. Wally’s diary entry about the beautiful and sweet Wild Child has been chosen twice as a DDP, and we hope his message travels far and wide. Let’s all see Miss WC in her loving and forever home by this Christmas! That gorgeous girl has been patiently waiting at Best Friends for her perfect home to come along for 4 years now.
I’ve read some comments regarding her name and I just giggle. Back when meomy called Best Friends to see if they could come rescue my fellow furmates, she estimated that there were approximately 250 of them still alive. Imagine the surprise as around 800 cats were recovered, all needing immediate medical care, one by one quickly having to go through the intake process…. and each be given a name! That's a ton of names to speedily think up. A lot of the kitties that appeared feral/wild at the beginning, in reality turned out to be sweethearts as such the case with Wild Child. Best Friends states that she is now very loving and playful and would do wonderful in a home of her own with one or two other kitties.
I know a lot of us have as many pets as we can handle, so I’m not asking that one of my Catster friends adopt her. But, if I may, I would like to ask one thing….. Please take a moment to picture in your mind Wild Child being in her perfect home, surrounded by love and comfort. I believe if we all do this, feel the love and the joy of her being adopted, then it will come to be. And if you could in any way, pass along her story and info on how to adopt her that would be so appreciated. http://adoptions.bestfriends.org/Default.aspx?dbid=1013278
This is what WILD CHILD looked like when meomy first arrived to help, and this is her NOW. (Pic thanks to Wally’s mom.)
Dreams do come true, let's all dream of Wild Child being in her own home for Christmas!