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I was scareded!

April 1st 2016 5:01 pm
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ok so for the longest time...looongest time - I could not log in. It kept telling me that it didn't recognize my password. Then when I requested help to reset password, I NEVER got an email back from Catster three times I tried. I was ready to give up. Now today I went to reply in the forums, and was able to log in that way. I sure hope this means they are working on things.....I am losing hope though....any of our pals still out there - if things go south with this community, please jot down kittyquartetmom@gmail.com please please please keep in touch with us if we lose this...

 

cold & toasty?!?!

March 1st 2016 3:57 pm
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The weather has been WEIRD!!! We have almost zero windchill & like 1 foot of snow on Tuesday, then 60 degrees Saturday, then 30 again and more snow. REPEAT REPEAT
Momma says that her tulips are peeking up and a couple other plants that started greening up. Even though we really had a mile winter, we are ready for some sun. Everything is so brown & yucky. Us 3 boys all went to the vet already & got good reports. Maizy goes in April. Felix is doing as well as he can be. The past couple days he actually has been walking on his bad leg! Slowly, but putting weight on it! I am sassy as usual - I want to sunbathe on my porch! Momma has been taking me out on my leash most nites, so I can prowl the perimiter of my yard, and sniff. BUt I like when she is working out there, and she pins my leash by her so I can lay in the grass or dig next to her. Pretty soon though! Hope everyone is well. We keep on checking in here every week or so, just to chek on our pals and if any progress has been made. HAHAHAHAHAH. Miracles happen! take care my pals & happy almost spring!!

 

still here schweethartz

February 11th 2016 4:49 pm
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Happy Valentine's to all the kitties out there.....the few that are still out there. Remember when we used to be able to be Valentines and stuff?... I keep checking in, but I truly have a sinking feeling that they are just waiting for us all to get disgusted and give up. I try to keep positive, but 2 years ago was the mass exodus, and it is not any better. I wish they could see how much we all care. I feel bad for someone new stumbling on this and being so excited, to find they cannot do anything. Please know that if things look bleak, I will exchange emails addys with anyone that wants to stay in touch with us. You are all so special to us.
It got flipping cold as an iceberg round here again. It cuts into my nightly patrol around the yard for a quick spray & sniff. I still go, but I don't meander much.
Well Momma has been working so hard, she is actually almost caught up for once! ONe more full Saturday & that should do it. For the first time in MONTHS and MONTHS. SO here's a funny one of those excuses bosses hear- one of our employees did not come in last night for a night job, because "my friend came over & we started drinking, so I don't think I can work cause I'm drunk" Just when you think you have heard it all. Momma & The Dad just looked at each other.....so guess who can now stay drunk, cause they don't have a job anymore? Man am I glad it is almost Friday.....
Peace out - The Tigman (love all my buddies)

 

finally able to get this far

January 18th 2016 8:40 am
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Sorry my pals, but this is the first time in ages that I was able to even get this page to show up! Not sure if it is our computer being crancky, or the site. I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday. We did- family was all around, that is the bestest gift of all. I go to the vet today for a checkup - really MOm, when it is -4 and the wind chill is like -15? Everything is ok, just frustrated with Catster. All I want is to be able to log on and see our pals. It has been 2 years already! How patient are we to be?????
Anyhow, we surely hope that the new year will bring happiness & peace to all of you. OUr thought are with everyone, and yep, we are STILL here!!!

 

Time for Quiet

December 21st 2015 3:26 pm
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I know for some of our friends, these last few months have been filled with sorrow. Ending the year seems to allow us to think of a fresh start, new beginnings, and closing a chapter on things that did not go well. We ourselves will celebrate with family, and with no little ones for Santa to visit, it is much calmer, but there is nothing wrong with quiet. Our wish for all of our friends, is a nice quiet holiday season, and a nice quiet new 2016. I hope that everyone stays well & happy, and what a wonderous thing it would be to have Catster working again, hey miracles can happen. Please know that we are here, in our little corner of Chicagoland, thinking of you all, enjoying some warmer than usual weather, and being thankful that we are all healthy, and ready to see what awaits in 2016.

Peace & Love to all
Renee & The Kitty Quartet
Maizy, Tigger, Smitty & Felix

 

waiting a few days

November 10th 2015 10:49 am
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I wanted to tell you about our shiny new kitty-tree, but we are very sad about our pal Zeke, so I will wait a few days to report on that.
Fly free buddy - fly free.

 

doing well

September 22nd 2015 2:35 pm
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As of today, I am still peeing freely...that sounds so silly, but it is what it is. We are also highly recommending Zyklene caps. I took them for a few weeks, and have tapered to every couple of days. It has been magic! I am not pacing at night, and I sleep through the night by Momma. No more prowling and yowling at 3am. I still want to spray, so Momma is going back to every other day to see if that helps. Tried to order the new formula of the Feliway - the multicat formula (we participated in a study for that formula!) however, everywhere we look it is out of stock. This new one seemed to work so much better - the older formula did not do a whole lot. But seriously if your kit has anxiety issues, try the Zylkene - it is safe & not terrible expensive. SUmmer is winding down - Momma likes the fall, but not what comes after. Oh I got a funny to tell you
OK so we have a large screened patio attached to our house, so Momma leaves the back door propped open so we can come & go into the screen porch as we like. The bottom third of the porch has wood slats, with a ledge, and the rest is screened with the pet-proof screening (works awesome- thwarted a thief- they couldn't tear the screen) SO Momma is in the kitchen, looks out the back window & says to The Dad "that looks like TIgger in the yard, wait it IS Tigger!" so out she goes to get me. Hmm the screened door exiting the porch was not fully closed, so that must have been it. SHe pulled it closed & LOCKED it. ok a few minutes later, "WHAT? How did he get out AGAIN?" course I am rolling all over the patio in the sun, loving it. She gets me again, looked at the porch - huh...a few more minutes later, yep, AGAIN. Ok now she is ticked and is checking the screen panels, everything to figure out how I got out. There is a small space between 2 of the panels on the bottom, but she pulled and pushed on it, and it did not move, and is logistically impossible for my skull to fit through even though us kits can squish through some tiny spots - NO WAY can Tigger get through that space. So right off our kitchen is the bedroom (used to be our human brother's room) that is now Momma's office. She goes in there & The Dad says - "figured it out!" there has been a nasty squirrel chewing on the neighbors garbage can that is pretty much right outside the bedroom/office window, driving Momma insane. She had a cup of water ready to toss at it, so THe Dad had opened the screen to toss water at the squirrel, and forgot to pull it back down, soooooooo the Tigman went out the window, jumped down, and into the yard. (it is all fenced in) like a revolving door three times. Got busted trying to do it with The Dad sitting right there at the desk next to the window. So my sneaky spy exploration was done.....

 

cystitis rears it's ugly head

September 11th 2015 10:38 am
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Hey all
2 weeks ago, Momma noticed I was licking myself "down there" alot and that I did not make much pee - when I tried to spray outside, it was dribbles & when I had a small accident inside, it was brownish. So of course our vet was on vacation that Friday. Momma was not taking chances, and before we had found a vet clinic not far that also takes emergencies as a walk in - kinda like urgent aid I guess. Well I was not blocked thank catness, but the dr was very nice and I got an antibiotic shot, and an anti=inflammatory shot. He also gave Momma some supplements that are calming and are kind of like kitty-mom milk colustrim. Starts with a z - I forget just now. I had idiopathic cystitis. Things are cleared up now, and that extra supplement seems to be helping some. I have not been pacing quite so much at night, and I sleep pretty much through the nite by Momma. We liked that clinic. Momma doesn't like that the waiting area is one big room with both kitties & doggies. We are starting to search for a new vet I think. Just not as happy as we should be where we are at. But anyways, I am doing ok - this is just something I will have to deal with I guess. Happy end of summer (Momma says boooo hisss) Although she likes fall - but not the winter cold.

 

the sounds of.....crickets chirping

August 14th 2015 4:07 pm
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I don't even think I can hear that around here anymore.....I sure hope things are closer to getting fixed....I miss everyone, and it is not so much fun when there is no news or anything.....

have a good weekend...

 

help the black kitties!

August 11th 2015 10:05 am
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I am also posting this through the other kits pages - sending out a plea to help a whole bunch of black kitties in trouble!

A vacated hoarder's home in the Chicago area was found to have close to 100 kitties in it - looks like most of them are black or tuxies. We all know it is so much harder for black kitties. (I have a special spot in my heart for a little black cat) Tree House Humane Society, Paws Chicago & Chicago Animal Control have been trapping the kitties, as they are boarding up the house today. Now they say they will not board it up until they are positive that there are no kits inside. Tree House has about 70 of the kits, but they are looking for foster help, adoption help, and surely monetary help.
Tree House is a very good place - they are big with TNR & they have a Community Cat placement too. The kitties look to be reasonably healthy as the man that had lived there was trying to feed them even after they foreclosed his house & now it is unhabitable. While I would love to foster, with 4 inside & a colony of 7, I cannot, but I will be sending some extra funds to help. (I am already a Member of Tree House & Paws)
The goal is to keep these lovely house panthers from being put down - as you know many ferals are. That is why they are awesome, cause they will take a feral group & place them in an area for rodent control or for barn cats. They are spaying/neutering/chipping & vaccinating all these babies. Please help if you are able! Here is their website

TreeHouseAnimals.org

 
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