April 17th 2014 5:01 pm
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Ok as the oldest I have been chosen to check in and let our friends know what is going on. It is now 12 days until we all head to our new home in Arizona...countdown time.....
Mom and Dad have been busting their you know whats to get everything packed, of course Mom did most of the things before Dad even started, now he thinks she has to help too...she is because she wants to get it done so they last few days they can relax. They have finally finished cleaning out the garage, lots to donate, junk and take to their daughters. Lots of stuff in there and just think most of it was there for years and years...not anymore, Mom says no more. Been taking things to be recycled, Dad took 2 car loads of electronics, next will be paint and shredding places.
Our house is full of boxes now, not much room for the monsters to run around, I just stay in the closet, Mom says it is better for me so I don't get upset or stressed.
I went to the vet on Monday for my blood work one last time to check on how my thyroid and kidneys are doing and we are happy to report my numbers are right where they are suppose to be, so I am doing good.
As for Kody so far he seems to be doing OK, Mom has been letting him spend time on his leash in the morning before they get busy, them in the afternoon and early evening he is in the cage.
Well that is about it for now from all of us, we will check in before we leave, but Mom says we can't be here to play until we move.
Soon we will be reporting on our new adventure in our new house..guess you all can't wait to hear how it went...soon we will be putting Arizona pictures of us in our house.
Wishing you all a HAPPY EASTER! we send our love and lots of hugs
Xena, rest of us kitties and Mom
March 25th 2014 4:30 pm
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Hello friends well I have to tell you that Mom and Dad left us once again to go to Arizona, but we did fine except the dogs got out of their corrals in the kitchen...bad dogs
Mom and Dad went over to see our new house now that it is completed, to sign papers not sure what that means but that is what they did.
Mom was so excited to see the house, she loves it, of course they picked it out and all of the things that went into it, but wait she doesn't see the refrigerator very important item to have...builder was upset that it wasn't there, it is arriving today...oh thank goodness!
Mom came home told me she saw my special walk in closet that I will have my bed in to be out of the way of all the others. It is big she told me like another room and it even has shelves just for me if I want.
We also have a big bay window in Moms room that we will all get to hang out on our cat trees and beds, it looks in the back yard not the front like here. Everything is so different, Mom wants to make it as easy for us to get used to.
Mom took lots of pictures she will put a few on my page for you all to see. Mom and Dad have to go back on 4/6 to the 10th to get some things done before we all move in and find painters to paint a better paint, water softener because water is very hard there.
They also have to pick up their new crossover they ordered, they will drive Daddy's car over filled with our stuff for when we first get there until the movers arrive. They will leave Dads car there and drive back in their new Escape, just think we will have a new car to ride in. Mom is going to sell her car since it has the most miles on it..she is sad not to have her own car, but life will be different there, she will have to learn to drive the new car...Dad will eventually trade in his car and they will get a smaller car to get around in like go to the vet or run to the store.
So lots is going on here, Mom has so much on her mind and lots to do so as it gets closer to our move the less time she will have to let us on here.
We are sorry we have missed so much, we are saying our prayers for those in need, sad to hear of those that have made their journeys, wishing all happy birthdays, gotcha days and concats to all that we have missed and will miss...Mom says she will try to let us on to see what is up, but it will be hard until after we move!
I go to the vet on Monday more blood will taken so they can see how my thyroid is doing and if they will have to adjust my pill...so far I am doing OK with it.
Hugs to all from all of us....
Xena, Mom and family
March 13th 2014 3:14 pm
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Hi my friends it has been awhile, so many things going on here at our house we don't get much time if any lately...
OK reason for coming here today Moms letting me tell you about my vet visit and check up. Of course as most of us don't like going to the vet I am no different. But I got to ride in my new carrier, on side it opens and folds out so I can see more and get more air. What a nice new carrier it is for our long ride over to our new home Mom wanted me to get used to it, I do like it especially after I saw my vet.
I lost almost 2 lbs, Mom was concerned, but thought it is because I am loosing my muscle mass not sure what that is or means. Dr. Kathy thought it might me my thyroid, I had to give more blood so they could check my thyroid and see how my kidneys are doing. Well I now have hyperthyroid along with CRF...boy is this ol lady starting to fall about, don't think so, I am doing well other wise, my kidney numbers are good right where they should be that is good news. I still have my heart murmur but it hasn't changed so no worry there, just have to have it checked once a year unless Mom notices any changes in me.
It was an expensive visit, but worth it Mom says and as always she is happy she has insurance on me...I am beginning to be an expensive kitty.
But wait it isn't over, I don't get to go home, no I don't I have to go with Mom to a paint store so she could get some paint samples they can take them over to our new house, they want to have someone paint inside with a better paint before we move over there. Then on to her dog clients house so she could walk the doggies. I got to go in and had to stay there while Mom went out to walk the doggies, one tried to sniff my carrier. Hiss hiss!!!!! then to the bank, Mom ran it and right back out! She parked right where she could see the car, she usually doesn't leave me in the car, but it was not busy and just a deposit.
Finally I got to go home, happy that I had the bigger carrier I could see out and feel the air, but more happy to be home. The rest of the day I was in my safe place in Moms closet.
Today Mom had her dr. appt. and on the way back before walking dogs and taking care of cats Mom wonderpurr Mom went to my vet and got my medication. I haven't got my pill yet Mom will give it to me this evening. I have to go back in on the 31st to give them more blood so they can see how my thyroid is doing, they may have to adjust my medication.
Moms says great just as we are getting ready to move and get a new vet we have to deal with this too, we just hope I will be OK after the next visit until Mom can get me to my new vet...
By the way Mom found one and our Vet here is from Arizona, called her vet friend and she told her that our new Vet is really good so that is one worry off of Moms mind...but she has to see for herself..
Well that is it from here, sorry it is long, but we want you to know how I am doing...Next week Mom and Dad go to Arizona to see our house for the first time, Mom is so excited, then sign all the papers...it will be ours! Time is flying by and soon we will be Arizona kitties...
wishing you all the best, purring and praying for those in need and know we do check in and read the diaries to see how our friends are doing. One day soon Mom will have more time to let us back on here and lets hope by then we all will know something about our beloved catster
February 13th 2014 4:20 pm
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Hi friends, what a special time here on catster, one minute we are all sad and saying our good byes and the next we are all thankful that our voices were heard and our beloved catster/dogster will be saved! keeping all of our paws crossed!
So now that the mood is different here for us we wanted to update you all on our new home and us leaving California...so here goes
We sold our house here last weekend and just in time too! we actually had several offers so Mom and Dad decided on the one that was the easiest not the most money because the time was running out. They chose 2 guys that come in will be doing some upgrades and then will resale it...it makes Mom sad but she knows that it is time to move on and let someone else live in this house. Since Mom and Dad paid off this house they needed the money by the time our new house is finished so they can pay cash for it and not have the house payment...that was the plan from the beginning.. now our house is in escrow, will close on March 17th...
Yesterday was a happy day hearing we won and catster will be saved and happy for us because a lady called from the title company to let Mom know our house will be completed on March 20th, now Mom and Dad have to drive over to Arizona on the 20th, they have to do the walk through with the builder on the 21st in the morning, then the afternoon they have to go to the title company to sign all the papers. The bad part is not only do we have to stay here and the pet sitter will come to take care of us, but Mom and Dad won't get the keys to the house until the 26th...well now guess what Mom and Dad will be home with us again, now we have to find out how we can get the keys.They wanted to spend time in the house and they wanted to take things over especially for us while we wait for the movers to bring our things to us. Not sure what they will do now.
We have to be out of our this house by April 30th, so the crunch is on for Mom and Dad, well Dad more than Mom because Mom has been doing things for a few months now but not Dad he is waiting to the last minute...Not a happy Mom!!!!
As the time gets closer for us to leave we may not be around, we sure hope we don't miss anything...once our things are packed we won't be on computer at all, not until we get connected once again.
Mom sure hopes we all will be OK once again with them being gone but Mom told me because I am the oldest that they will leave the 20th and return on the 22nd...fast trip so we won't be alone for too long. I will just hang out in Moms closet in her room with Zeke. The others will be in the rest of the house. So much stress so much to do, but in the end we can all get used to living in a new house and surroundings, soon we will all be able to relax....that will be a good day...sigh!!!
so that is the update from here, we sure hope all of our friends are staying warm and safe with it snowing in the south and east...
Hugs to all of our friends, we are so happy to be here, we never left!
Xena and family
January 26th 2014 3:38 pm
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We have to tell you about Moms day yesterday. She went to the Cat Fanciers Cat Show yesterday. She was walking around looking for new toys for us after we move to Arizona.
Well she came open a lady that writes books on cat behavior etc. and was signing them, you guessed it Mom bought 2 of her books..as it goes Mom was talking to her, she rescued at kitty that had been mistreated, she is now all better, she is a therapy cat and helps with teaching pet first aid.
Her Moms name is Arden Moore, she is a animal behavior consultant, lecturer, and of course author.
Mom enjoyed her talk with her and they were talking about how people can be so mean to animals and hurt them. Then Mom told her what was happening to Catster and Dogster..she told Mom that she was featured on catster so she knows about the site she thought it's horrible what Say Media is doing, she is going to check into what is going on, see what she can do and possibly contact others. Not sure what she will do, but she gets around, talks to a lot of people, She even has her own radio show, goes on Pet Life Radio to talk, goes on talk shows as well.
She is an animal lover so Mom is hopeful that this lady will be able to help.
Here is the life radio web site she talks on, her web site and another if you would like to check it out.
If you would like to contact her:
CONTACT Arden Moore and Four Legged Life®
Four Legged Life
PO Box 2727
Oceanside, CA 92051
Tune in to Arden’s Oh Behave show on Pet Life Radio
Sign up for the Arden Moore Knows Pets e-newsletter – it’s free and fun!
Catch Arden on:
Like to party…like a pup? Visit Arden’s National Dog Party Day™ website.
Arden’s Books on Amazon
She has a lot of contacts that may be willing to help us...We just hope she can help in some way. She can't believe that this company is taking our catster away from us...Let's hope something good can come from Mom meeting Arden Moore...
We have our paws crossed!!!
We got new toys and some really really good catnip, we all went crazy over this nip....
Mom had a nice time at the cat show, had time to not think about all that is going on...besides see so many wonderpurr kitties all in the same place..
Well time to go, we all love you and just hope we all can find a way to save our beloved catster.
January 23rd 2014 4:22 pm
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Hello to all of our friends,
What a sad time around here, it just doesn't feel the same, but one thing we are realizing with this happening is not the site, don't get us wrong we love Catster/Dogster we wish this wasn't happening, but what is important is our friendship, yes our friendship...we are all rushing around trying to get each others email addresses so we can keep in touch so this is letting us all know that staying friends and keeping in touch is the most important things...
Mom has been crying like so many other Moms around here, she is so sick at heart over this from what is happening and thinking she is loosing so much here, the love, support and friends...so with that said
WE WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH OUR FRIENDS IF YOU DON'T HAVE OUR EMAIL AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT TO KEEP IN TOUCH PLEASE PAWMAIL MOM SO WE CAN SEND IT TO YOU AND WE CAN GET YOURS...
We are now on CatHugger and Furry Families....hope to see you there! lots of our friends are there already and more sign up everyday...
We are not sure if we will do any more diaries everything is up in the air around here and this is the worst time for this to be happening with all that Mom has on her plate with us trying to sell our house, having open house, people calling to look at the house all the time, trying to go through things, packing, Mom still doing pet sitting and dog walks, telling her clients bye and their precious furry babies and finally closing her business the end of March...and us moving between May 1st and the 15th.
Oh yes this is a sad time for us all, but there is hope around the corner cause we have our friends and we are sticking together one way or another....we will not go down without a fight!
We love you all, cherish your friendships, support and love....
Xena, Zeke, Tu Two, Kody, Kandi and our special angel QT and lastly Mom Peggy
We send hugs and butterfly kisses to all
January 17th 2014 2:59 pm
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Yes like all of you we are affected by this very very sad news that Catster will be no more. Mom is sick over this as so many others, she feels like she is living loosing our Tallulah all over again, but this time we are loosing our Catster and our very very special loving, caring friends here.
I think we are all thinking the same thing where can we go to keep in touch with each other, FB well we have never been there and just not sure we will so we are looking into other options first. I do think that we need to all figure out just where is the best place for all, not sure where!!!! We are not the only ones that just don't want to be on FB...
We are willing to do whatever to keep in touch or keep our Catster, Mom has already joined CatHugger(sorry Mom isn't sure she will stay on this site it isn't what she thought is was), she also joined CatsUnite....there is word that it is closing too, so Mom may get off of it as well...
Today Cesar's diary has this site: http://catsterrefugees.livejournal.com/336.html#comment-592
This is started by a catster Mom trying to get it going for us catster members trying to find a way to keep in touch and have some fun. Mom will join and see how it goes.
Mom is thinking about blogging too so our friends can read about our journey to Arizona and how we are doing in our new home, Moms retirement and our new adventures...
Mom has lost and will be loosing so much...first our beloved Tallulah, then her Mom, 5 months later her best friend, this year she will have to say good bye to her clients she has been taking care of their pets for over 7 years, her daughters and friends, not being able to go to the zoo which is loves...and now this...it is too much for Mom to take...she has been crying almost non stop since she got a message from one of our friends....so please if any of you want to keep in touch with us we would love to get your email...pawmail us and we will send you our email as well...we can't get in touch with you all as Mom is copying everything, trying to sell our house, packing and it goes on and on...
We can't say enough about how much we love you all, how much you all mean to us, the love and support we have gotten and all the fun, the comments, gift and pictures you all have made us...we have them all, luckily Mom has saved all of them, now it is our diaries....
We hope you all will be around till the end, who knows things may change, as the time nears Mom will delete us, she will not let them delete us, it will be her choice not theirs she will not let give them that satisfaction.....this month we will be here for 5 years and now this...we are so sad and Mom is just beside herself...not knowing what to do or where to go...We need our sweet special friends....
Love and hugs with butterfly kisses
Xena, Mom Peggy, Zeke, Tu Two, Kody, Kandi and our special angel Queen Tallulah
January 16th 2014 5:06 pm
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Yes I think by now we all are so very upset and sad that this is happening to Catster and Dogster. We have been here since 2009, so much to remember, so many wonderpurr friends, support and love beyond anything Mom would have imagined.
WE love all of you and we just can't stand the thought that we will not be able to come here everyday or when we can!
With everyone all over the world we feel there has to be someone out there that knows of another site we all can go to and someone that would help us keep this site going!!!!
Let's all try to find a way to keep Catster going or find another site, we can't just say good bye and leave after all that we all have been through all of these years. What do you all say!!!! LETS FIGHT FOR CATSTER!!!!!!
Moms heart is breaking she is sick to her stomach and has been crying in between saving the rest of our diaries, now she will do pawmail and pictures that have comments on them. We have saved all of our pictures and cute things our friends have sent to us.
We can't believe that one day we will wake up and there will be no place to go to be with other cat Moms/Dads that love their kitties as much as our Mom does....
So lets unite and fight to keep our wonderpurr CATSTER/DOGSTER going. We can't give up!
What do you all think...HQ please help us keep our site going, get in touch with someone that loves animals that will be willing to keep it going and not take it away from us...I am willing to pay to have my kitties on this site and be with our friends...
Crying kitty family very upset and sad!
Xena, Mom Peggy and rest of the family
January 15th 2014 3:39 pm
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Well my friends we came here today to let you know that Mom put a picture on my page of our house...it shows that they have started to build it now, so this is really really happening for sure...before we know it we will be on our way to our new home in the foothills of Vail, Az., but before that we must sell this house.
Update from our house: No we haven't gotten any offers yet this is so very stressful on us, so far today no one has called to come see the house, but the other days there were people coming into our house, oh how we hate having strangers coming into our domain...
Every morning before Mom leaves the house to walk her 2 clients doggies she has to clean and more cleaning, then she tells us that we have to behave and not mess up the house...what me make a mess no way!!!!
Everything is all cleaned, things we love are out in the garage and we can't do much, but Mom makes sure we all have our beds and heating pads to sleep in and a few toys. She even puts all of our dishes away in the cupboard until it is time to eat.
So I just go into my closet and hang out so I don't get stressed and upset that people are invading our home...MOL we will all be so glad when this is over and we settle into our new home...
Mom hasn't been able to do any more packing because we have to keep the house all clean so she is stressing out about not getting to do more, then the realtor told Mom that when the house sells the inspector will have to get into the garage and check around, WHAT!!!! all of the things she has boxed up are out there and she hasn't finished going through things in the garage. OH WHAT A MESS!!!
So today with no calls so far Mom is relaxing in her chair,we are all doing the same thing...
If all goes well Mom and Dad will go back to Vail to inspect the house the end of March, come home for about a week and return to sign all the papers, pay for the house, get the keys and soon we will all be moving
The plan is for us to move sometime between May 1st and the 15th...
We will keep you up to date as things go along, know that we may or may not be around, Mom doesn't have lots of time for us to be here right now hope that will change once we are settled.
We all say thank you for all of our gifts that HQ has kindly given for free....we love you all, are grateful to have you all for our friends, that you have been here for us no matter what...now we just hope HQ can fix the fleas and we all can once again enjoy changing our pages..until then hope everyone will just hang in there and not give up..
Love, hugs and lots of kitty kisses from all of us
Xena, Mom and kitties
January 12th 2014 3:58 pm
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Hello my friends,
As you all know we haven't been around much because Mom is trying to get our house ready to sell and for our move in May to Arizona.
Well Mom has been working her you know what off and paying the price too..boy is she tried and sore...
Finally the day arrived for the open house and I just say everyone was all nervous and stressed, yes even Mom and Dad.
The house is all clean, much of our things are out in the garage! none of us can do anything not until we get that offer...with paws crossed!!!!
I got to stay in my favorite place now, Moms closet, she fixed it with my food and of course my private box! so I relaxed and slept all day! but I sure can't say the same for Tu Two, Zeke, Kody, Mia and Milo....they all had to be out in the garage, the dogs in their own crates and the kitties in the big cage..dogs are upset, kitties are meowing and Mom is very worried about them.
Kandi stayed in her parlor she doesn't go out or get stressed like we all do, Mom fixed it so the humans can look in, but not go in. Kandi just sat on the bed looking cute at everyone.
Mom left us for a while, she didn't want to be around to see people coming into the house, this is hard for her, having strangers coming in looking at her home and possibly making it theirs. Mom and Dad put lots and lots of money in our house to make it nice for them not ever thinking they would be leaving and live somewhere else. This is suppose to be all of our home forever...
Well with all the work of moving and packing things Moms back has been hurting lots, she was at a store and just couldn't be out anymore she needed to come home and sit, but most important she wanted to be with us to make sure we were OK.
So Mom checked on me real quick, then she went out to the garage sat in the crowded garage trying to help them all feel better and not be stressed. She said Zeke's eyes were like saucers, Tu Two spent her time laying in the box and Kody trying to climb the cage meowing. Once Mom sat in front of the cage, opened it up a little and started petting my siblings they were a little better. Doggies were whining of course. After a while Mom decided the doggies needed to go for a walk so she left and took them for their walk.
Back again and they were all settling down, but people kept opening the door to see the garage, what garage!
Finally it was time for the open house to be over, everyone left and everyone got to come back into the house, but wait one more was coming over to see the house, it was the 2nd time one of them was there, he brought what Mom thinks is his Dad...everyone went running to find hiding places. Doggies had to go back to the crates!
It was after 5 when no one was there, we all got to come out smell everything, while Mom and Dad brought our things back into the house to help us settle down and feel safe again. I got my fluids after we all ate dinner late of course.
So today we have all been sleeping and relaxing even Mom & Dad...they are so tired and warn out from all of this...we sure hope they get some offers soon because to be honest with all of you I am not sure any of us can keep doing this!
We still have our paws crossed that this open house got Mom and Dad offers to buy the house! soon we will be packing everything up and making that long drive to our new home in Vail, AZ.
Thank you to all of our friends for our warm wonderpurr hot chocolate and your messages...we love you all!
hugs and love
Xena, Mom and family
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