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One more night - Merry Christmas

December 23rd 2010 7:41 pm
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I have to sleep only one more night, and then Santa Claus will be here. He comes tomorrow evening. December 24th is called 'Holy Night' in Germany and a holy night it is indeed. Happy Birthday, dear Jesus. Thank you for coming to earth to save us.

I can't wait for Christmas. I have two boxes to unpack. One was sent to us from dear, dear friends that we met on Catster and the other is from our Secret Santa from the PenPaws Group. I'm so excited. I don't know if I'll be able to sleep.

Merry Christmas, dear friends. Wishing you and your family a purrfect Christmas with wonderful treats, toys and lots of play-time spent with your favorite humans. Happy and healthy New Year to all and peace on earth.

From Mietzi and Timo and from Mom too.

Silver bells silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring a ling hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas day



November 1st 2010 7:09 pm
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I'm breathing a big sigh of relief. The purr board is back to normal. Hey, did you see on the community home page, in the lower right corner, there is now a link called "purr board changes". It looks like the top cats and tech cats are listening to us and they even appologized for all the confusion that they have caused. Friends, feel free to leave a comment there again. It will not show up right away. It will be moderated again. But you know - they are listening and that is a good thing. Kudos to top cat for that.

I am just a teeny tiny bit worried because top cat mentioned that they are trying out different versions of the purr board. I am just worried we are going to have comments on comments on things that cats commented on other cat's comments again.

I am repeating here what I wrote as a comment (it's being moderated):

But please, please, please, Top Cat, I beg you on my knees, don't do anything diffurrent to the purr board. We are happy with it the way it is now. We don't knead to know everything every cat does.
Timo Cat


Just wondering

October 30th 2010 8:17 pm
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I posted my opinion about the new feature with the diary comments in the blog. You go to the community homepage and in the lower right corner click on "A couple changes and fixes of note". I don't know if you can even see my post there because it says: awaiting moderation. So I'm just wondering. Is that comment field in the blog not for voicing our opinions? The blog text says "Let us know what you think". Well, I did that. Are negative opinions not allowed? Here is what I posted. It's not the most courteous post ever, I wrote too fast to be super courteous. But it's my opinion and I don't think it's offensive.

This is not good. It’s horrible. Please change it back to the way it was before. The purrboard is so cluttered. All this cat x commented on cat y. And there is a gazzillion of those. There is no room on the purrboard for the information that I really want. I just want: who wrote new diary entries? Who posted new pictures? The way it was.
Don’t like it,
end quote


This new feature - it's horrible

October 30th 2010 6:40 pm
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Well, just in time for Halloween Catster did something horrible. They added this new feature. In your friend updates and purrboard you are being notified of ALL the comments that ALL your friends made on ALL their friend's diaries AND photos. There is a gazillion of entries of all the comments posted. It makes the purrboard very crowded and looks horrible.

I don't care about ALL the diaries that my friends post on. Some of them are diaries of cats that I'm not even friends with. When I comment on somecat's diary, I read others comments too and that's enough. This is information overload. I don't need to know about every poopie or burp that everycat here makes. I just want to see if my friends wrote new diary entries or put new pictures up.


FRIENDS - all of you: If you don't like this you need to tell Catster. On your community homepage, in the lower right corner there is "Updates From Catster, A couple changes and fixes of note". You can write a comment right in there if you don't like this. Or if you do like it you can comment there too. Please do, so that Catster knows.

I'm not combing through all of these comments. I'm going to read a book instead.


Newman made me puke

September 27th 2010 7:06 pm
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I know you are all waiting for the embarassing story that I have to tell about Mom and cleanup, like Mietzi hinted in her diary. Well, it will have to wait. First I need to tell you that Mom came home with this new catfood today. It says "Newman's Own" on the can and I was eager to try it because my friend Newman made it.

So I gobbled it all down real fast. Wait a minute... Is that fish I'm tasting? Yep, too late. Puke, all the Newman's Own came back out. I think I'm allergic against fish. It always makes me puke. So why would Mom give me catfood that has fish in it? Well, first how can you not try something that Newman made? And Mom swears she only read "made with organic chicken". Mom, next time read the fine print. It says right here "chicken & Salmon formula for cats". Salmon is a fish, Mom. I can't eat that. Jeez.

I wish Mom would stop experimenting with my food. I'm quite happy with the Blue Buffaloes that I usually eat. I got a can of Buffaloes after the Newman came back up. I like my Buffaloes sliced, not flaked. Is that so hard? Thank you very much.

Poor Mom. First she had to clean up Mietzi's Bunny puke and now my Newman puke. Well, it's her own fault. I need to run and see if we have enough cans of blue Buffaloes.

Meow to you later,

Paw Script: Mietzi liked her Newman with salmon very much.


DDP again

August 25th 2010 5:21 pm
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Wow, I'm a daily diary pick again. I'm floored. The diary girl loves me *big hugs to the diary girl*

Thank you to Luke for the lemonade and Buddie for the concats. I really love these awards but I can't stay long. Mom is still here, not much longer tho. So she needs all my help getting ready.

Big hugs to all my friends,
your TK

Paw Script: while Mom is gone, I'm planning to go on my own trip to San Funfrancisco and visit Guido the Italian Kitty and also the Diary Girl! I would love to tell her in purrson how much I appreciate being picked again. Maybe I'll even run into Catster's top cat


Mom is leaving us

August 23rd 2010 6:25 pm
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Dear friends,

I won't be here for awhile. I just found out that Mom is leaving us. You see, we have this German Grandma (and Grandpaw) and they want Mom to come and visit. They say they have forgotten what she looks like, so she needs to fly over there. I was not aware that Mom can fly. I don't know exactly when this will happen but I think it will be soon. There are two suitcases out in the living room. Mietzi and I have tried them out and we both fit with room to spare. Mietzi is determined to go with Mom but I'm more of a home body and I think I'll stay here.

Mom got on a big Greyhound several months ago and got a new passport. She had to go all the way to Chicago to the German Consulate. I told Mietzi if she wants to go, she'll need a pussport. Mietzi thinks she doesn't need one because she is an American Shorthair. See, Mom was not born here, that's why we think she needs a passport. I warned Mietzi that she better get a pussport or the Europeans might mistake her as a European Shorthair and then they'll want to keep her in Europe.

Anyhow, Mom says she really needs to start packing and she won't have time to turn the puter on for us. A neighbor will come over and feed us but she doesn't know how to turn the puter on. I hope I can talk Mietzi into staying here or I will be really lonely without her.

Will miss you guys.
Meow to you later,


DDP thanks and Big Foot has gone away

August 23rd 2010 5:20 pm
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I got selected as a Daily Diary Pick yesterday. What a surprise and an honor. Thank you so much, Diary Girl *wink*. I had a very nice day. I played with a fishing pole toy and chased Mietzi around.

I wanted to meow a big thank you to all my friends who made comments in my diary. You are so nice and I love you all:
Gleek my good friend - yes, the diary girl does like stories about Big Foot.
Hazel Lucy - I'm doing so good, I don't need my last dose of pain meds.
Sugar Bear - you are a sweet cat. I plan on eating just as much as before I lost my teeth, if not more, MOL.
Luke - thanks for your purrs and concats, buddy.
Thomas - we do look alike! Maybe we are cousins. We are two handsome man cats for sure.
Henry - thank you for your concern. Your purrs helped me feel good again.

Also thank you to all the furrs who sent gifts. Love you all:
Buddie - for the pawmail and the blue ribbon. Thanks for purring for me. Wow, those ribbons are powerful. I feel so good now.
Tinkerbell, Bear Bush and the Bush Family - for the Mighty Paw. Te He, Mighty Paw, that's what I had.
My dear friend Molly - yummy Shrimp. Mmmmh, I gobbled those right up. Thank you! I am feeling good again.
Adam Dylan and family - a beach ball. I played with it yesterday and it was great fun. Thank you so much. I am still purring for you, Adam. Hope things with your food go well.

Thank you, dear friends for all your well wishes and purrs for my paw and my teeth. I appreciate it so much and I am all healthy again. Mom talked to German Grandma yesterday on the phone and told her about the dentist pulling three of my teeth. German Grandma doesn't know that much about cats but she's nice. She came to visit two years ago. Anyway, she asked my Mom if cat's teeth don't just fall out by themselves. Well, yes, I suppose they do. But before they fall out they rot away and get infected and it hurts if you want to bite into a nice, big steak. So, yes, those teeth had to come out. My paw is back to normal again. Thank catness.

Thank you all for caring. Big purrs and hugs,

Paw Script: Mom picked up my manly collar from the vet. Thank goodness I don't have to wear pastel colors any more.


No More Mr. Big Foot

August 21st 2010 6:03 am
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Oh thank goodness, the swelling in my paw has almost completely gone down. I think I'll be O.K. Thanks for your purrs. They helped. Yesterday at the vet, the nice Lady vet grabbed me and wanted to show my swollen paw to the other Doctor. But he was busy. Geez, I was being shown around like a freak.

I showed my paw to Mietzi and told her that I'm the Big Foot Monster. She didn't believe me. The vet looked at my mouth too yesterday and it's healing really good. I just got my pain meds squirted into my mouth. As Mom was doing that, I let her know that my mouth hurts a bit. But it will feel better in a minute now that I have my meds.

Mom apologized a hundred times to me about not taking my Badge of Courage off sooner. I tried to play on her sympathy and begged for kibble. But the vet said no hard food for at least two days after my surgery. So I didn't get any.

You all have a fun weekend. I've had enough excitement to last me for a long time.

I'm going to clean my normal sized paws now,

Paw Script: In all the excitement yesterday Mom forgot to ask the vet to give me my collar back. So I'm still wearing a girl collar.


My Badge of Courage earned me another trip to the vet

August 20th 2010 4:55 pm
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I was doing so good. I was eating and my teeth didn't hurt much at all. I had decided to keep my Badge of Courage on for a while longer because, well, because I'm courageous. I wouldn't let Mom take it off last night or this morning. So tonight when she came home from hunting she wanted to take it off for sure.

And, horror, my paw was all SWOLLEN. Mom hurried and got it off really fast. I meowed like crazy when she cut through the bandage because my paw hurt SO MUCH. Mom was making all these weired noises and kept saying she is so sorry. She grabbed the carrier and I walked in by myself because I knew she meant business. There was no point in argueing with her. To the vet I went in a hurry.

Mom had called while we were on the way. When we got there the receptionist was gonna make Mom wait. By this time Mom was close to losing it. I had seen water drip down her face while we were in the car. Thankfully the nice vet Lady came out just at that moment, and Mom said she doesn't know how long the circulation in my paw had been cut off and IS IT GOING TO BE MUCH LONGER? Well, say no more. My friend, the nice vet Lady, Doctor S. took me to a room right away. She felt my paw and it feels warm. That is good. You don't want it feeling cold or hot she said. She asked me if I can walk on it. So I showed her. Yes, I can walk on it. I can type with it too but kinda slow because I keep hitting two keys at once.

The vet thinks I will be just fine. The swelling should go down in 12 hours. Mom is supposed to leave it alone and call her tomorrow. Now Mom is watching me every five minutes to see if the swelling went down yet.

Kitties, listen to Grandpaw Timo: If you get a Badge of Courage you can't keep it. You'll have to part with it when you get back home, no matter how courageous you are. Mom just came back in and she smells like neighbor boy cat. The nerve of that woman. She let me sniff her hands but I walked away in protest. She said she had to help cut neighbor boy cat's claws.

I'll ask Mom to put some pictures of my huge paw up soon.
Bye furrs *Timo waves with his swollen paw*

Paw Script: If you could say a purr and a prayer for me to be OK please, I would apurreciate it so much. You don't have to give me any gifts. Safe those for the kitties that are much sicker, but Mom is still very worried. So some purrs might help to calm her down. Thank you.

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