Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

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It's March 4th - and we are still HERE!

March 4th 2014 9:27 am
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What a relief! I guess there was a teeny part of us that worried it was all a bad joke and that something would happen....but WAHOO! Perfect for celebrating FAT TUESDAY! & for us, Paczki Day! Nuttin like a huge fruit filled fried ball of dough to celebrate! The bakery was packed as usual, but somehow, even waiting there, everyone is in such a good mood, and chatting, it wasn't so bad. Momma has the zydeco music playing, and her plastic beads on & we are celebrating this as a day of happiness on so many levels. So to everyone, HAPPY HAPPY DAY!!! mmmmmmm donuts.....(and did you know, that they magically remove ALL of the calories just for today?) yeah right..... yay Catster!

 

a good day

March 2nd 2014 4:57 pm
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Well it seems like not long ago, I thought we would be deleting our pages today. Momma is so glad she waited. Originally she was gonna delete Felix after his week, and so on. For some reason, she felt that she should not. Good call Momma! So today we can just complain about the 4 inches of snow HISS and the cold & below zero windchills again DOUBLE HISS!!! I did decide to attack the throw rug the other day. Lazy throw rug...just laying there - I schooled that darn rug but good! The Dad was cracking up and told me I was silly. No...The Dad - I saved you from the evil lurking rug I did...I got to have my favorite chicken & liver food yesterday....mmmmmmm. Mom spotted Fritz the other day - he came in the yard to meow at her & eat. He was limping and his paw was scabbed up. But he has not come back. She said she will maybe try & trap him and get him to the vet the TNR group uses. Hopefully he shows up again. Momma thought he was gone... still no Bunny though. Oh I went out on my leash Friday nite, and something must have been spooky, because I was walking around all crouched down slinky like. Mom said it was funny. We still have not heard from the vet about Felix. Momma is getting a mite perturbed about it, it has been 2 weeks. The vet did not fill out the insurance form until the special vet said what he thought, so it has delayed turning it in, and it takes a month to get reimbursed. So if we do not hear anything tomorrow, Momma will call & ask what the heck... I mean seriously Felix could have had surgery & be recovering already....o well. I am so very happy that we will still be here tomorrow!! I am so happy for my friends! We do have pics to put up, but Momma is waiting to see what is up here. Well a happy goodnite my pals!

 

A week for the Tigman

February 24th 2014 2:29 pm
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Well this would have been my week to say goodbye - I am really glad that things seemed to work out. We were so sad, and now we are cautiously optimistic, although we have not heard anything since the initial "we are saved!" We continue to visit Macy's site, and will be trying to visit some other sites as well. Momma says once this wedding is over, she can relax a bit more. So here we go AGAIN with this hissing cold. Tired-done-over it. Gonna have below zero temps again! I gotta give mom props, she bundles up & takes me out on my leash, but there is nothing to sniff, really. I strolled around the patio & driveway, looking for, I don't know what, but something to chase or pee on. Everything is covered in snow, and one day when I tried to dig in the snow & play, it was so cold that my paws started to hurt very much, I couldn't take a step, and crouched down & started to cry. Momma saved me! She snatched me up & brought me inside & held me close & held my toes. And I got a treat too. Boy, I don't know how those outside kitties can deal with it. Makes me feel sorry for them, even though they keep trying to take over MY YARD. The problem is then I get agitated, because I wanna go out, so I pace at night sometimes, and then I want to spray. Momma uses all the calming stuff, and tries to distract me. I seem to do ok when I am able to take my walkie each day. I have a bush that I mark, and I am happy & then I don't do it in the house. Momma sometimes wonders if when I got neutered, they missed some boy parts - she says when I go to the vet, she is gonna ask if they can tell. Or maybe I am just a dominant boy-cat. I dunno. I am not mean or anything. Speaking of the vet, still no word from the specialist on Felix - so nothing to report there. Momma says that she liked giving us each a week for diaries, and she will continue it that way, so that we all can have a chance to speak our minds. Oh something I recently started doing that Momma loves - I will beg to climb on her shoulders. I crawl up there and plop down across her whole shoulders, and lay my head on her shoulder. Sometimes I purr, or fall asleep - or drool...Momma will hold my tail to help me stay steady and walk around with me. She calls it "wearing her Tiggie stole" No idea why I started this, but she always stops what she is doing when I ask her so I can come aboard. Spring fever is setting in - I think that after the wedding, she will be going through stuff & cleaning & painting and stuff. There are alot of those little things that just don't get finished around here that she is determined to FINISH!
My human sister will be gone for a few months - she will be a Naturalist counselor at a State Park for University of Inidana, then through the school she is in, she will be in Borneo for a while, working at the orangutan reserve. How exciting is that? She has traveled so many places - Spain, London,Galapagos, New Zealand, Fiji, Costa Rica, Ecuador, The Amazon- & gone to school in Australia. Not to mention the states she has visited- a pretty seasoned traveler!
So my friends, things are ok, and sometimes that is exactly what ya want. I probably won't be back here until Wednesday or Thursday - Momma has some work projects that will take time to do, so NO PLAYING. See you in a day or so pals!

 

YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS

February 12th 2014 7:48 pm
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Well - what a Valentine gift did we all get? It does a whisker good to know that even though we are tiny, that our purrs were heard. Things may be a bit different, but that is ok, we will still have our core. Which is what Catster was/is all about OUR CORE. But let us not forget the folks that worked very hard to try & make a new place for us to go. We do not want to abandon them either, their work was not for nothing. Now we need to remember not to take things for granted - we kind of did. Not that y'all must be here everyday, but if everyone tries a bit, it will all be good. The funny thing is that originally Momma was going to delete us kits one at a time after our spotlite week, but something inside said wait, just in case. I am so glad for her to be right/wrong? whatever YAHOO CATSTER!!! and thank you Say Media for FINALLY responding to some very determined kits & pups!!! (yahoo for you pupkins too!) I know we can sleep a tiny bit better tonite.....MEOWSKA!!!

 

and also

January 31st 2014 1:37 pm
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true to my bouncy trouncy loudmouth self, I will be back with the last word before they flip the switch on our community.....
next week is Feefer's turn, then Smitty, then Maizy & last but not least, my last meows & then I will be like Jay Leno, and walk away gracefully

 

switching ranks

January 30th 2014 3:14 pm
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Well, next week will be Felix's turn to write. He hasn't had much opportunities to do so, as I am pretty much the loudmouth around here - but Mom wanted us each to have one last chance on Catster. Ulp, I almost couldn't even type that - the inevitable seems to be looming closer. I wish we would have had more time to visit our groups - there were just so many & with 4 of us, that part was hard to keep up on. I know that with many of you, our paths will not cross again, and my family wishes you all the best of happiness. Some of you, we will see in other locations, and a few more we will stay in close touch with. But before it gets too close to deleting our pages, and Momma gets more emotional, we really wanted to say thank you. Thank you for being our friends, and for the support, comments and care that you have shown us these past years. Momma learned so much from this site, and from many of you. It is sad that that wisdom will be silenced, and I am sad for the kitties that will not get the help they need, because we will not be here to help them. Please, if you have not given me your email, and wish to, send me a pawmail or email kittyquartetmom@gmail.com so I can have yours too. Momma set up that email just for Catster pals & for kitty sites. I almost forgot, I haven't sent any thankees for all the gifties, so thankee! nor have we sent any. Next week, Felix will be doling some out, our goal is to have zero balance. Don't forget to say hey to Felix now - ok?

 

what the heck

January 27th 2014 8:45 pm
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I do not know if it is Momma's internet, or this site, but pages are loading so hissing slow....be back tomorrow to try again. We will be signing in on petster & furry families along with here kitty. The bad thing, and I don;t want it so sound mean, is that now there are so many sites that everyone is spreading to, we won't be able to sign on all of them. Mom is not going to delete our pages until March 2. in the slight chance that the calvary comes in to save the day. back later when these stupid pages load better hiss again!

 

quick hey

January 22nd 2014 1:52 pm
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just popped in for a minute. Today is the human brother's 26th birthday, so Mom is celebrating. Starting to plan the wedding shower. Mom says how in the heck did my little boy grow up so fast?
Momma needed to take a couple days to calm down about this site closure business, She was so stressed & upset, that I could tell & started spraying again. So she had to chill out big time so that I would calm down. We will be here tomorrow & over the weekend to say hey & stuff, and to start copying our pages. I hate the thought of not seeing "you have a comment" or stuff in my email inbox...
Who knows, maybe this will be saved at the last minute. Enough people are surely upset about it. Does anyone know if the "powers that be" are aware of us? I know the mods are, but they can only do what they can do. Just curious if anyone has heard us Hortons "YOP!"

 

it worked to save my page!

January 18th 2014 1:27 pm
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I tried Samoa's link

http://www.web2pdfconvert.com/

I then opened Tig's page, and saved it. I have Adobe already, so I saved as a PDF & was able to open it boom full color. At least it is something!

 

back to business

January 18th 2014 12:48 pm
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ok - after a HUGE major freakout yesterday, as I am sure many of us did - I decided that all I can do is what I can do. I signed the petition, I will email Say, but forward, I will do this:

I am posting as usual, and will post the sites I joined everywhere so anyone that wants to still hang out with us knows where we iz. I thought hard about this part, and for the four weeks of February, I am letting each kitty have a week for them. At the end of that week, I will delete their page. Moving backwards, so Felix will be first. Tigger, being the Quartet's loudest & bounciest will stay til the end as he was the first to sign up. It will break my heart to delete those pages, but it will be on MY TERMS, not some corporate wipeoff. I still do not understand why this happened, but in life I guess we always do not understand why. I didn't even get a chance to send thanks to all for the Christmas trees, and cakes, and hugs. I would maybe try to start a blog, but I have no idea even how to do it. Maybe someone can give me a few directions. In the meantime, I joined Macy's site, and will join cathugger. I still am on the fence about FB - but always please email me & I will keep in touch with you! The sad thing is that I am sure many have already left without knowing where we are all trying to gather. I know there are some of you that I may lose touch with, maybe you are done with all this & just want to move on...that is ok, you will always be in my heart. Those that will be a part of our new starts, well yahoo pals! I want to share a poem that I have posted on my fridge that has gotten me through many a ssad day

Though no one can go back in time and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. Anonymous

So my friends let's go make that brand new ending...ok? We are united, we are strong we are awesome...why? because we are owned by a cat...or two..or three..or four... or...well you get it! Paws Up! The Tigman & momma Renee
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