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The End of an Era

January 7th 2014 9:47 am
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I came home in a cardboard box from a high-kill animal shelter about November 1998. I was 8 years old. After living in three houses and spending over 15 years dealing with sisters and then brothers, it's time to rest. January 7, 2014 at approximately 12 pm, mama helped get my wings. She promised forever and she delivered.



March 16th 2011 12:05 am
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Thanks for the sweet gifts and messages!!! I know it's approximate, but I'm 21 now! I've been with mama for about 13 years and at a guess I was 8 when she got me. I'm spoiled rotten and love it! I've got way too many sisters, but for the most part they leave me alone. I've got my health and every once in a while I still play like a kitten. So all is good for me!


Toothless is not defenseless

January 23rd 2011 12:03 pm
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Well, being toothless doesn't mean my mouth is harmless. Mama found THAT out!

I started snoring about a week or so ago. And mama had noticed she could hear me breathing. Not like I'm wheezing or anything, just breathing loud. So despite the fact that traveling causes me a lot of pain, I had to go in for a check. With my 21st birthday coming up, mama wanted a senior panel ran anyway.

Once at the vet, I went first to get it all out of the way. Mama was the one who held me as she knows how to do it and hurt me the least. For those who don't know, I have a hip condition that is VERY aggravated by stress and makes me hurt terribly. Anyway, mama knows not to draw back if I try to bite as I don't have any teeth. If you draw back, I can get you with the claws. ^~~^ I've got a great voice for an old kitty... the WHOLE office heard me when I screamed. The vet and the tech both snatched their hands back but mama didn't even flinch. I bit her hand behind the base of her thumb. Before they'd even finished drawing blood and urine there was already a bruise!!! If I had teeth, mama says she'd have needed a doctor!!

They took me into the back to draw everything and when they brought me back, the vet told on me!! I didn't make a peep the whole time I was in the back. I didn't start growling again until the brought me back to where mama was... mol!!! Now she knows some of it is all blown out of proportion! Darn.

I spent the evening growling if I even SAW one of my sisters. Mama finally ended up with a massive headache and put me in the bathroom with some food about 3am. When I came out, I quieted down some... guess 12 hours of almost non-stop growling and yowling was more than she could take... hehehe...

My blood and urine tests all came back pretty good. A couple of kidney counts were up but he said that was likely due to the half-dose of metacam I get before I take a road trip. Mama hates giving it to me, but there's nothing else. Also, one number showed I do have arthritis too so she'll look into something for that. And there was a teensy elevation in the white count so I start on a 7 day course of Clavamox tomorrow when mama gets it from the pharmacy.


For Morgan!!

June 14th 2010 10:44 am
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There's a great auction underway to benefit our friend, Morgan The Pirate Gato. Please check it out!!



June 1st 2010 7:32 pm
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Many thank yous to all our friends!! We SO appreciate all the wonderful gifts!! Mama's wrist won't let her type gifts for every member of every family and either there's an issue here or Catster has disabled copy/paste for the gift shop to prevent that. We ARE making sure we send something to at least one member of each family if nothing else, trying for those who have fewer gifts so we can pretty their pages up too.

Thanks to:
Alexander and family
Alfie and family
Kaci Sunshine and family
Sally and family
Fred and family
Pia-Zadora and family
Gogo and family
Spotty and family
Oreo and family

Hoping we didn't miss anyone!! Thank you!!


Argh! Mama!!

March 18th 2010 3:33 am
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To all the wonderful friends who left me such sweet birthday wishes... I just caught mama messing up my thank yous!! She was looking at each and sending the thank yous when she realized she skipped a rosette so she thanked some for the WRONG rosette!!! OMC!! I'm so sorry... it's just SO hard to get decent help these days!! Hopefully she at LEAST got my name right as the sender... mol!

I'll have her SLOWLY do a list and put it here so I'll always remember what I got on my 20th birthday! ^~~^

Cupcake-Macalland and family
Clover-Nala Sue
Rose-Mea and family
Party hat-Violet
Shrimp-Big Harry
Clover-Alex and family
Cupcake-Sally Maria
Champagne-Alf ie

Thanks so very much to you all!!!


20 years!

March 15th 2010 2:15 am
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It's a guess... I could be as young as 12 or as old as who knows... mol!! But the approximation is... I'm 20 years old today!!! I'm ornery, I sleep a lot, I've only got about three teeth and I'm not very tolerant. But I love attention, love my Fancy Feast and I can still run fast enough to get away from that three-legged fuzzball mama has unleashed on my poor old bones. I'll get some treats today and lots of lovings so it's all good!

Oh, it's mama's birthday today too. She's older than me by a little... lol!


Happy Thanksgiving from us all!

November 26th 2009 11:54 am
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My whole family are wishing all our friends the best Thanksgiving! Whether you celebrate it or not, take a moment to be thankful. Mama looks at me these days and is thankful for each day we have together as we know they are limited. I'm not a kitten after all. Hold each of your family, furry or not, close and be glad they're still with you. And hold the memory of those you've lost close because those memories are special and your heart still holds the love you shared. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



November 18th 2009 10:36 pm
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Thanks Xena! Mama's been looking for something to put in all our diaries... we don't do much interesting to post about... mol!! Hoping our friends will share their answers too!!


Purrrlease put this in your diaries.

What is your name? Taillee

What other nicknames do you have? Dishrag

What breed are you? DSH-tabby

Where were you born? Don't know

Where do you live now? Kershaw, SC

What is your favorite toy? A bed... any bed

What is your favorite store? Mama does the shopping

How many toys do you have? Got mama. ^~~^

Wet or dry food? Wet as I'm out of teeth pretty much

What is your favorite color? Green

Are you bad when nobody's looking? Nope

Are you friendly? SUPER friendly!!!! WAY friendly!!!

Are you overweight? No

Do you eat people food? Sometimes I'll get a bit of chicken or something, but it's not a big thing for me

Do you eat bugs? Ew, no

Do you live with other animals? Four sister cats. Help?

Do you like to exercise? No. I've got bad hips

Do you like car rides? Oh no!! I even peed in mama's car once! Did you know it takes months for that smell to go away?

Do you get into stuff? Not any more

Do you like to swim? Strangely enough, thus far I'm the easiest of the bunch for a bath, though mama hasn't ever washed Lilly or Gaia

What is your favorite treat? Halo Liv-a-Littles

Do you shed? Yep

What's the funniest thing you ever did? Grabbing a bouncy toy mama hung from the ceiling and refusing to let go

What's the bravest thing you ever did? Ran out the front door after a squirrel. Banged my head running into the screen door to try to get back in when I looked around and there was no living room there anymore.

Are you neutered? Spayed

Are you a social animal? Yes! Yes! Yes!

Collar or harness? None

Retractable or regular leash? None

Ceramic, Metal or Plastic bowls? Ceramic now. Had a reaction to a plastic water fountain

Do you sleep in a crate? No

Do you have a dog bed? n/a

Do you have a doghouse? n/a

Do you belong to any dog clubs? n/a

How does your owner describe you? Loving, sociable, irritating, needy


OMC! Anniversary!

November 13th 2009 6:03 am
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Oh wow... we totally missed getting our second candle on our pages! Thanks to TweeKee's mom for jogging our mama's memory so she came in to see our candles! Plural! Candles now! Yay!!

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