May 17th 2011 7:19 pm
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This was brought to my attention by my friends, Zachery, Zoey and Tink. I have been in touch with Daniel's Mom. Having a houseful already; we cannot take in additional kitties. We are aware that it is "kitten season" and many of the shelters and rescues are full. If anyone is looking to give a kitten a forever home (or two...they make wonderful playmates for each other) or if you can offer transportation, a foster home or know of a rescue that has space, please send us or Daniel a pawmail. Also, please keep this family in your purrs....they need the power of the paw for a happy ending here.
My friend (and almost twin) Daniel needs your help. The following is an excerpt from his diary.
"While I'm here I beg of you kitties or humans....my gamma needs help! She brought in a booful stray calico kitty whom she named "Susie". Susie was pregnant when she was let in the house Saturday night. She's being kept in the master bedroom. Unfurtunately, because gamma can't bend ofur or do much of anything (she's 81, has a fractured spine and is very frail) she can't find where Susie & her kittens are...or if she has given birth yet. Gamma already contacted the rescue groups in her area and they are all full. :( And gamma already has 4 kitties. She lives in Ulysses, PA which is in Potter County, which is in the upper north central part of the state. If you can help please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please let us know. We want Susie and her babies to be safe and get homes!"
May 8th 2011 7:06 pm
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Mom knew right off that I was feeling better and much more like my old self today. Right after we all got up I started teasing Rusty, then I pawed at the ham in the fridge, ate all my breakfast, played in the cardboard box and then followed Mom everywhere around the house...even sat on the toilet and waited for her to finish her shower. I don't know where all that sickness came from, but I sure am glad it is gone.
Thank you for all your care and concern... you guys and gals are awesome friends! Mom got really worried to. I do get the occasional hairball, but nothing ever like this before.
Mom took her Mom out today for Mother's Day. They tried to go to Olive Garden, that is Grammy's favorite. But the wait would have been over an hour. She knows that Mother's Day is always a busy day for restaurants...so they went in the middle of the afternoon. I guess everybody had the same idea. MOL. They went to Red Robin instead. Mom promised Gram an Olive Garden trip when it would be less crowded. This is okay by me....maybe next time they will stop at Petsmart (which is right across the street)!
Hope everyone had a great day! Purrs, Skylar
May 7th 2011 7:36 pm
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Yep...Mom did not get much sleep last night. I was so sick. I don't know what happened...if it was something I ate or a virus or what. Mom was really worried. I threw up about 6 times last night into this morning. At first Mom did not want to give me anything for nausea...she felt that if something needed to come up and out...it should. But after trip number 4 out of bed...Mom decided to give me some of Rusty's nausea medicine. It eventually helped...and I got some sleep. I did not have an appetite till supper time and Mom only gave me a little bit. It stayed down and later she gave me some more.
I think the rest of the family is mad, because Mom took the crunchies away while I was sick. Although I heard them crunching while I was "sleeping" and when I went in the kitchen the crunchy bowl had mysteriously vanished. Poor Ivan thinks he is going to melt away without them for a day or two. So I think Mom has been slipping them some when I am not around.
Well I'm gonna have another lite snack and then snuggle up to Mom...maybe we will both get a good night's sleep tonight.
Speaking of Moms. Happy Mother's Day to those who care for us and love us and do their best for us and always have us in their heart.
Thanks Mom...for everything!
May 5th 2011 6:20 pm
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Mom made an awesome supper tonight. We had a chance to sample some of the ingredients and we proclaim it "Muy bien"! Mom made Southwest Pasta Skillet.
It has :
1 lb boneless skinless chicken cut into bite size pieces
1/2C Green Peppers
1 Jar of salsa (or a can of diced tomatoes)
1 Can rinsed and drained black beans (or 10 oz frozen corn)
1 tub (10 oz) Philadelphia Creme Cheese Sante Fe Blend Cooking Creme
2 C Hot Rotini pasta (cooked)
1 C Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (we just used cheddar)
You cook the chicken and the peppers in a really big non-stick skillet (medium-hi, 6 or 7 minutes or till the chicken is done.
Add the salsa, black beans, cooking creme and stir 3 more minutes
Add the pasta (see you really do need the big skillet, Mom!) and 1/2 the cheese, stir till cheese is melted
Top with the remaining cheese. Remove from heat, cover and let stand till cheese is melted.
May 4th 2011 7:01 am
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Well, Aunt Anita has packed her bags and Mom is home and unpacked. Things are slowly getting back to normal...if things are ever really normal around here!
Mom had a great trip. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is really cool. She saw Johnny Cash's black boots and Michael Jackson's glove and so many cool things. She never got to the science museum because it took so long to see everything at the Hall of Fame.
She bowled pretty well but won't know the final results for a couple more weeks bacuse there are still a few more weekends to go in the tournament. Right now, they are second in team and around 8th in doubles. They will probably get bumped down a bit, but should still cash. Erie was neat. She went up really high in a lighthouse and toured a boat called the Brig Niagara...a replica of a boat used in the war of 1812. She was fortunate to get to see it as they were supposed to sail out on Saturday, but due to some problems they were still in port.
Back on the homefront...we behaved pretty well for Aunt Anita. She did indeed spoil us rotten with extra treats, table scraps, lots of attention and a lack of discipline. She admitted to Mom that I had some of my meals on the kitchen counter...she just couldn't yell at me! One of the benefits of being really cute and charming, I suppose.
A big thank you to all my frinds for the comments and presents for my diary pick. Individual "thank yous" will be coming shortly. You guys and gals are awesome friends.
Don't forget the Cinco de Mayo Party at my friend Zach's on Thursday night. Sounds like there will be plenty of food and drinks. His parties are always loads of fun. Hop to see you there!
April 27th 2011 6:22 am
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Mom is going away for a couple of days...way across the state and even to Ohio. Mom is going to Erie, PA for a bowling tournament but is going to Cleveland first to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Note to Tink...Mom promises to wave as she passes through Danville on 80) Even though I will miss her, I am very excited.
When Mom goes away...Aunt Anita comes to stay with us! She spoils us rotten! We get too mooch extra treats and more lovies and get away with stuff because she won't yell at us (unless we really get out of control). Aunt Anita likes to stay up late so we will have fun with our night-time crazies! She will also slip us some table food. (Mom does too, but Aunt Anita can sometimes be a bit more generous if you know what I mean!. She also likes to watch movies so we get to snuggle with her on the recliner...last time she was here she woke to find 20lbs of Rusty asleep on her chest! Aunt Anita has known us all our lives and us older cats adore her...the younger ones are still always a little nervous the first day she is here...its like they forget who she is...but then they warm up to her too.
Aunt Anita doesn't Catster, but Mom will take her tablet and update you from the hotels if there is anything big going on. We hope we don't miss any birthdays or special occassions while we are gone...we apologize in advance if we do.
My friends the bad storms continue...we had a big thunderstorm last night with wind and hail and loud rumbling thunder...there were not enough beds to hide under!!!! Stay safe....we worry for our friends who live in tornado areas. Purrs, Skylar
April 20th 2011 7:07 am
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I need to gripe and complain. Mom where have you been? I am not getting the attention I so deserve! You have not added new photos or written in my diary for weeks.... What's up with that?!? You haven't let me visit all my Catster friends...I miss them!
Oh...so you say you can explain. Well...it better be good!
My, my... a big presentation for work.....(ok.. gotta work so you can bring home the tuna! Fair enough...but that was over on Monday)
Bowling tournaments. (hmmmm well okay cause you did good in them, got your name in the newspaper and won some money ????more cat treats, maybe?)
The new tablet computer. (Yeah its cool, but its not my fault that you are cluesless about hooking up a wireless network and nearly crashed our computer with your feeble attempts to hook it up) Note...its still not hooked up!
Getting ready for Easter. (Oh did you say Easter...is that the holiday where we have ham and sweet potatoes.....I love ham and sweet potatoes.....maybe I will forgive you)
Well Mom, my lovie provider, nom giver, personal groomer, litter box sanitation engineer, and secretary....you better shape up...this lax behavior will not be tolerated much longer. I shall be forced to rebel. (I'm not sure how to rebel...I'm usually quite mellow, so rebellion tips from my friends will be greatly appreciated!) Any suggestions?
Purrs and love to all my friends....I'ver missed you and hope to see you all again very soon. Skylar
April 12th 2011 6:30 pm
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I have been tagged by my friend Zachery to play the Name Game
Here's how it works
What's in a name?
Copy and Paste, then Tag 2 cats
If your kitties may not be known then leave their url or create a link to them. Your kitties can be anybody! Cool! Can't wait to see your answers.
1)cat with a human name Toby
2)cat named after a famous person Teddy , Bobby , and Jack (Guess who they are named after...)
3)cat named after a food or drink Oreo (one of Mom's favorites)
4)cat named after a inanimate object Kazoo
5)cat named after a celebrity or character Linus (I always think of Peanuts)
6)cat with coolest nickname I know Psycho Aiko Aiko
7)cat with the coolest name ever Chiquitita
8)cat with a name that just screams summer Marshmallow
Now tag two friends to play along...
March 23rd 2011 7:17 pm
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Today was a pretty cool day. Mom had a snow day off from work and was here all day with us. We never got as much snow as they predicted, but we did get sleet and hail and right after supper...We had Thundersnow! It was really cool although the thunder did make me a little nervous. The flashes were so bright because of the snow on the ground. There was snow and hail falling from the sky; bright flashes of lightening and booming thunder for about half an hour. Pretty cool! Mom has seen it before, but I wasn't born yet.
Because Mom had the day off, she did some cooking today. The highlight was BACON! We only get a little bit...but we all love it!
There is a picture in my diary that was taken after supper. Percy and I are sharing a chair and we are quite captivated by something on the floor. Mommy's bedroom slippers were moving by themselves! How bizarre is that? They were actually a Christmas gift to Mommy and they vibrate to give your feet a massage while you are wearing them. Each slipper has batteries in it and a little on/off switch. Mom turned them on for us and just let them vibrate around the floor. I though it was kinda creepy. Not one of us went near them. We didn't run away...just sat and looked at the strange sight. What will Mom think of next to try to amuse us? Who knows!
March 18th 2011 11:57 am
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My friends...Spring is in the air. We have seen Robins, the crocus are blooming, the daffodils will bloom soon, and the Spring Chicken is playful. The WHAT? Yes, my brother Rusty, who can really be an old fart, who at 11 years of age thinks he is an old man ...Today is a Spring Chicken. He is watching out the window and seeing all the birds and feeling the warm sun and has gotten in a playful mood. Don't get me wrong...he's not ever really grumpy...it's just that he doesn't play often...he's kinda lazy and cuddly for the most part. Today is another story... he is running around the house playing "Come find me" with Mom. She hides and says "Come find me" and he will go and look for her and then she chases him and the two go off running through the house. Sort of like a game of tag. But even that was not enough...he was playing with toys too. Mom came home to see him batting a ball around the floor. I guess you can call it another side of spring...when the spring chickens come out to play...I think I'll go join him... It looks like fun! Purrs, Skylar