Likes: To sit in a lap, to wrestle with Sampson, to be able to go outside, and catnip
Pet-Peeves: the vacuum, sudden loud noises, and water
Favorite Toy: anything with feathers attached, an empty box, and any toy that involves the aroma of catnip
Favorite Nap Spot: Preferably on a lap, if not then on the sofa in the living room
Favorite Food: Solid Gold Tuna in a can and Natural Balance dry
Skills: He gives special 'whiskar kisses' -
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: We had lost our cat Sebastian and our other cat Sampson was lonely and depressed. He slept solid for months only getting up to eat and drink and use the cat box. I went on-line and decided to adopt a cat named Hollywood as a buddy for Sam and us. When I arrived to pick-up Hollywood I was offered a tour of their cattery. One room was called 'the shy/scared room' and inside there sat three cats .... Chico, JoJo, and a big ol' boy named Socks. They explained that Socks wasn't shy or scared, he faithfully by his own free-will, sat in that room to protect JoJo and Chico. Socks had protected many scared/shy cats over his time there. It was love at first sight when we saw Chico. So, we went home with both Hollywood and Chico that day. If Socks could have talked to me, he would have said 'BIG mistake lady!' We had mistakingly brought home the biggest bully vs. the most timid. We absolutely adored these cats, and they absolutely loathed each other.
Bio: After four months of Hollywood picking on Chico we knew that it wasn't going to end and that was no way for them to live. We had tried everything, but Hollywood would not socialize with another male cat. He loved dogs and people, but hated other cats and there would be no changing his mind about that fact. Hollywood and Chico both had our hearts. It just about broke our hearts, but we returned Hollywood in tears and told them that he needed to be an only cat. (He was adopted that same day to the perfect home as the only kitty and has a loving doggy as a fur-mate. :) We have received a Christmas card sent to us 'from Hollywood' each year. :) Chico is what eventually led to us becoming a foster home. It's been over 3 years now and Chico and Sam are best buddies. We love Chico so much, he's such a loving, gentle guy and such a great addition to our family. He's not finicky or demanding.... he's just an all-around awesome kitty. Loves a lap, loves to play, and loves Sam most of the time -hee, hee! He truley is our love. ~ And oh ..... JoJo was not left all alone in the scared room. He's been the spoiled rotten cat at my sisters house for three years now. :) (Merry Christmas Sis! Hee, hee) He still hides if anybody including us comes over, but my sister and JoJo adore each other :) And as for Ol' Socks, well he crossed to the Rainbow Bridge along with 29 others shortly after JoJo and Chico left due to a devastating fire at this rescue. :( We like to think that he's still looking over JoJo and Chico and all of the other kitties who need protection. What a special spirit he was here and I'm sure still remains! Socks You Rock!! ~ Chico agrees!:) *************** On March 24, 2015 Chico journeyed on, it was sudden & unexpected. Until we meet up again, my heart is shattered along with his furry companion's. Fly free & in peace my beloved Chico. You Rock!! ~
I'm so sorry that all I can say at this time is that I lost my precious Chico. He was Sampson's best friend, Nakita's only best buddy, Muppet's only trusted kitty friend & Whispers only guardian. The Bridge called upon my peace keeper's name last night. Chico you are so loved and will be so missed! My heart as well as your furfriend's hearts will have a hole until we meet up again! ~ tears & love~
I'm happy that mom has given me some time to visit Catsterland & to paw out a long over-due diary. *purrs*
As I look around my Kingdom today, I am filled with gratitude. Mom has been able to spend her days off with us, Sampson is still hanging in there and even attempted to spar with me today. *grins..... felt like the ol' times* Nakita has regained her position as Queen after an attempted overthrow from our new addition, Whisper. And Muppet is just as healthy and sweet as ever.
As with any family, we had a few rough months where we endured some close calls and heavy losses. At the beginning of this year our mom fell ill. Those graveyard zombies had finally caught up with her, and the doc demanded that she get away quickly, or become one of them! She now manages the day shift and has been getting better.
Then August came around and it's still hard to meow about, but I will try because I know there are friends who wondered and asked about my buddy Turbo. Turbo disappeared one day in July and mom and I searched every morning and night for him. Food and water was still put out near his outdoor den that he had built for himself, but there were no sightings of him. He had disappeared in the past for days at a time, but was always found in our yard. He was always so happy to see mom and would kick in his turbo and actually zoom over to her. So cute!! Then August 3rd, my grandma had a stroke. :( Mom was in Las Vegas a lot at the hospital and still tried to work. But without fail every morning & night she would come get me and we would search for Turbo.
Here comes the hard part to paw out. Mid-day on August 10th, mom suddenly busted through the door! We were all confused but soon learned that she had received a phone call at her work, grandma had taken a turn for the worse and she needed to get to the hospital in Vegas asap. She was quickly packing a bag and extra bowls of food and water were put out for us. She ran out back to grab something and Nakita got out. When she went to retrieve her, she spotted Turbo! She was so happy and was quickly walking over to him, but it was sinking in that something wasn't right.
Turbo was oddly stuck in the fence, he was not there when we searched for him earlier that morning. How he was stuck seemed impossible for him to even be there! He was like a hot potato, mom could barely hold on to him to get him inside. She ran luke-warm water over his shell to try and cool him down, but he didn't move and didn't stick his head out. Mom started crying and panicking and brought him to me. At first I was so happy to see him!! I bent down and nudged him and meowed, "Hey buddy, there you are!" But then I slowly bent back down and looked in where I could see his head inside his shell, Turbo sadly had recently just crossed to the Bridge. I looked at mom who was intently watching me, I bellowed out three painful meows, "Mom, Turbo's gone!!" I got up and retreated to the master bedroom, I laid on mom's bed just devastated and wouldn't even respond to mom. Bawling, mom had to leave for Las Vegas.
While mom was in Vegas with grandma and family, her friend/co-worker died in a car accident. On August 19th mom made the decision to let grandma cross over peacefully. Then we learned that my precious Catster friend, Stormy, journeyed to the Bridge on Aug 22nd. :( The days became a blur of chaos and grief, we all tried to comfort mom. Lots of different company came and went, and the next thing I knew Whisper was in our spare bedroom. Whisper was grandma's cat, but we already knew each other from the cat rescue we both were at years prior. Nakita & Whisper still have their moments, but for the most part Whisper has adjusted well to being here. Auntie M is considering giving her a permanent home in California, but for now I look out for Whisper and make sure she's safe and happy.
Now things have settled down and Thanksgiving is approaching. And I once again want to say how grateful I am that Queen Nakita, Princess Muppet, Whisper and myself are all happy and healthy. Sampson has his bad days, but also has his good ones. Mom is feeling better too and finally her days off are once again spent cuddling & playing with us. :)
I know we've missed a lot of good times and sad ones here in Catsterland. I hope this Thanksgiving finds every-fur as well as can be and lots of things to be grateful for. ~Sorry this was so long, and I didn't write it for sympathy, just to let everyone know what's been going on.~
Headbonks, Purrs & Love
*also grateful that Catster has worked so hard to exterminate most of the icky fleas*
First of all I want to wish my lovely STORMY a very Happy 5th Birthday!! Hope your day was special my StormCloud! *hugs*
Next, I want to apologize to my sis Muppet for busting on to her movie set while she was filming the next scene for her up-coming mousie rescue movie! *rolls eyes and giggles*
I couldn’t help it though as something, and I wasn’t quite sure what, was bothering me every time I attempted to walk! I busted in to see if any fur could please help me, and to my horror the entire film crew started giggling and filming me! whatever!!
As nonchalant as I tried to be about the situation, my furmates eventually spotted my dilemma and rushed in to try and help! They were giggling, “Dude! Hold still! You have a straw stuck to your belly!” A straw??? Mol!
Once again Muppet, I apologize for ruining your filming day and for plowing over you at one point! And oh yea, mom edited you out of the video! Yep, today I was the star! You don‘t believe me? Look HERE**scampers off snickering before Mupps can catch him*