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A time of celebration and joy, in a very bittersweet way

May 2nd 2011 4:21 pm
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Today is my birthday, a time of celebration and joy. This year's birthday is going to be a little different. It will be a time of celebration and joy for a life lived and a life loved; of a life that was cut short too soon by FIP. I am celebrating the short and sweet life of my little brother in law Vern today, who made his gentle journey to the Bridge today.

My family and I are deeply saddened at his passing, for her is a very brave little boy; a fighter with the will to live. Vern came and spent the weekend with us last weekend.

We kitties have a certain 6th sense about things that might not be quite right. Vern couldn't walk, and he sat comfortably in his Morgan's Bed in the living room, as our pawrents and we kitties kept him company. Normally, we are not very nice to newcomers and we hiss and growl and make sure they understand that they are not welcome in our house. Well... we sensed, we KNEW something wasn't right with Vern, and we welcomed him. We sniffed noses, we sat with him and were quiet and respectful. Big brofur Poo sat at the fireplace with Vern, contemplating kitty life, as he licked the tiles. We couldn't figure it out; he seemed to be seeking nutrients from the stone.

My birthday wish for today is for Vern's family to find peace and comfort in their ever giving hearts, for having given Vern the ultimate gift of Love by gently helping him to the Bridge.

My birthday gift was being able to meet and visit with Vern before he became an angel; for that I am eternally grateful. Won't you stop by his page and offer some love to him?

Here is his page:

http://www.catster.com/cats/1158224

I beliEVE in you, sweetest little Vern! I love you little brofur in law! Fly high and grace the heavens with your beauty~~

 

I didn't even realize it was my birthday today.... THANK YOU- everybody for the kind wishes!

May 2nd 2011 12:40 pm
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Dear diary and friends!!

Mom furgot it was my birthday today! *grrrrrr* MOL! Thank you all for the gifts, well wishes and pmails! What a wonderful day!

Happy, happy purrrrsss to all!

Love,
Chance

 

HERE IN THIS HOUSE: An animal's prayer

August 13th 2010 12:20 pm
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HERE IN THIS HOUSE: An animal's prayer

Here in this house...
I will never know the loneliness that I hear in the cries of the other animals 'out there.'
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.
I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I will eat.
I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat, but rather, I will nap in the sun's warmth, and play in the rain's coolness, and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
My fur will shine and never be dirty or matted.

Here in this house...
There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.
I will be talked to, and, even if I don't understand, I can enjoy the warmth of the words spoken to me in kindness.
I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.
My name will be used in love and joy, and I will relish the sound of it!

Here in this house...
I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used to improve peoples' image of themselves.
I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone's idea of who I should be.

I will never suffer for someone's anger, impatience, or stupidity.
I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all. I will be praised for my successes, instead of punished too harshly for my mistakes.
If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house...
I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...
knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.
If I am injured or ill, I will be doctored.
If I am scared, I will be calmed.
If I am sad, I will be cheered.

Here in this house...
No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and known to be of value.
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.
I will not be left behind because my humans moved - I will move with them.
If a new human baby joins my family, it will not 'replace' me,
but instead will be one more human for me to love, and to love me.
I will not be treated as disposable.
My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.
I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as other animals.

Here in this house...
I was BROUGHT, because I was WANTED!
I will BELONG!
I will be home - FOREVER!
AND I WILL BE LOVED!

Anonymous

 

5 top secret things about me

July 24th 2010 10:26 am
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I've been tagged by my Godmommy Sugar Bear!

Anyhow, I have to answer 5 questions and tag someone else. (warning: Boredom Effect here… don’t fall asleep reading my answers MOL!)


1. Do you ever wake your parent up in the night?

Sadly, no. Although I am a terror of the house, I stay quiet at night. *shrugs*


2. Do you ever tear up things?

*sigh* Another boring answer. No, I don’t. I need to have more fun answers like my bro, Poo!


3. What is your favorite treat?

*sigh sigh sigh sigh* I just…. Don’t! Yes that is weird, isn’t it?? I pick at my wet food, LOVE my crunchies and never ever beg for goodies? *sigh*


4. Can you fetch something when asked to do so?

MOL! Well, nope! Can I get more boring?


5. Have you ever lived any place other than where you live now?

Well this is an interesting one. I was found on the streets in St. Paul in the middle of a MN winter. That means it was very, very cold. And I was just a KITTEN. I went to a shelter in St. Paul that hassled mom for wanting to adopt me because she’s a great cat mom with 6 other kitties. *rolls eyes* So dad and his sisfur went in undercover and adopted me under his sisfur’s name. Mahahahahhaaaa!!! (stupid shelter) And!! I'll be moving across the country with my family in October, back to California! I can't wait


I will tag Tara, Norman, Dusty Miller and Toby Aragorn. Yippieeee!

 

My family and I went to jail yesterday!

June 20th 2010 7:38 am
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.....well.... not jail EXACTLY, but it sure felt like it. Yesterday morning mom was acting abnormal (SHE is abnormal MOL) We pick up on anything that is different; something new in the house, a feeling, something changed. Well, mom was putting all of our things in her bedroom (?!) Food, water, toys, Rescue Remedy, catnip, even a... a litter box!? In her bedroom?

So being naturally curious kitties, all 7 of us followed her to inspect everything, as kitties do. Next thing we know, she slips out and has locked us all in her bedroom!!! OMC! What is going on?? She put us in JAIL for the day!

Mom tried to explain to us (but we don't listen very well) that "visitruders" were going to be at the house all day long, putting in our new carpet. She didn't want to risk the Visitruders inadvertently leaving a door open for one of us to slip out, so she claims she put us in jail for our own safety.

*glares at mom*

Of course what is on the other side of the door is ALWAYS better, right? So we all had our noses to the bedroom door, wanting to be on the other side, and we spent the whole day here in jail.

Well.... I suppose it is a good thing. The visitruders were scary, we don't know them so we would've hidden anyways... plus they made a lot of noise banging around and doing whatever it is that hoomans do.

So finally at 11:30 p.m. (we'd been in JAIL for practically 18 hours!).... she set us free! Bail was made MOL MOL MOL! She opened the door and we all RAN downstairs.... and FROZE!! What on Earth?? Wait... there is new funny fuzzy brown stuff on our floors, where it used to be bare concrete? WHAT is this stuff? So we all cautiously did the Kitty Creep.... walking in slow motion, butts low to the ground, checking out every single inch of this newness. (Mom was MOL MOL MOL'ing at us)

*glares at mom again*

Mom, you should know we were making the territory safe for YOU. Hmmmpphhh. When we'd determined that all was safe and well and that the new fuzzy brown stuff wouldn't hurt us, OMC it was pawty time. We all rolled around on this new soft stuff in utter bliss! Combined with the fact that the visitruders were gone and that we'd been sprung from jail! This is GREAT! It always pays to be safe.

So if any visitruders invade your homes, take precaution. It is worth it to go to jail and be SAFE!

Happy purrssss!!

 

Today is my birthday AND gotcha day!

May 2nd 2010 5:32 am
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I am TWO years old today and I celebrate my furrrrst year in my forever home! I've sure come a long way from being left on the streets, cold, hungry and unloved, to being treated like a little king in my forever home showered with love, warmth, treats and surrounded my my wonderful siblings! What a great way to celepurrate my second birthday!

Come, let's play!

 

Wishes , Dreams and Justice

March 4th 2010 10:45 am
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My dear friend Stevie posted this in his DDP winning diary entry, and I'm helping spread the word. My little sister Eve and my dear friend Muppet need justice served. These are my wishes and dreams. Thank you for letting me borrow this, Stevie. I loves you!

Please read the following diary entry from our furriend, Stevie:

Today I'm writing for our ever-growing cat family! We learned that we will be getting a new brofur!! He's blind like ME! His name is Bones, and he's coming from a high-kill shelter in SC. I was in a high kill shelter, too, and trust me, they are NO FUN! Some wonderful furriends and CCLs - like Meowmy - are going to rescue Bones then transport him to us!! We sure love blind cats in our house!

It snowed today but Meowmy says there are a few stars peeking through the clouds. She says if I make a wish, it might come true. I'm going to make TWO wishes! And YOU can help them come true!!!

Wish #1:
Many of you have read the heartbreaking story of my sisfur Eve. I never got to meet Eve, due to the neglect she suffered at Okefenokee Humane Society in Waycross, GA (Ware Co.) Meowmy and Eve's to-be adoptive Mommy Terry, along with their friends, are asking everyone to write snail mails or emails to the folks on the list below. Be polite but ask for an investigation into the conditions at OHS. So far, we have had only one noncommittal reply. You can read my back diary entries for that actual letter. If enough of us write and express our concern for the animals still there, surely someone will listen to us. Please help us bring Justice for Eve!!
http://www.catster.com/cats/1086369 (Eve's Page)

http://blogs.catster.com/the-cats-meow-a-cat-a nd-kitten-blog/humane-society-it%e2%80%99s-not-always-a-paws ative-place-part-1/2010/02/16/(Part One of the Catster blog about Eve)

Eve's Petition: You can sign now!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/166/justice-for-eve

People to Write for Justice for Eve: (Email is fine, but sometimes 'snail mail' gets more attention and is harder to ignore. We only have emails for some people.)

Jim Brown. jamesbrown45@bellsouth.net County Commissioner
Chairman
Carlos Nelson carlosnelson@wayxcable.com County Commissioner
Victor Aldridge aldridgefarms@wayxcable.com County Commissioner
Kathy Davis ( not animal friendly) kdavis@wayxcable.com County Commissioner
Gene Dixon phone (912) 285-1319 County Commissioner

The mailing address for those listed above is:
Ware County Board of Commissioners
P.O. Box 1069
Waycross, GA 31502-1069

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Gail Boyd gbarronboyd@warecounty.com County Manager
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No Address for the OHS Board Members but here are the emails:

Deen Strickland cdsatty@accessatc.net O.H.S Board President
Dr. Jim Morton jcmjr@wayxcable.com O.H.S. Vice President
Sirena Cady sirenacady@gmail.com, OHS Treasurer
Susan Winge winges_08@hotmail.com OHS Board Secretary.
Dr. Wes Blount satillanimalhosp@bellsouth.net
OHS Board Member Veterinarian ( Was doing weekly visits)
Darla Moumberg silhouettes@accessatc.net OHS board Member
Millie Hopkins Millie@wayxcable.com Board Member past president
Heidi Flowers. heidif@uga.edu OHS Board Member

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You can also snail mail Dr. Blount at this address.
Dr. KT Blount
Satilla Animal Hospital, Inc.
511 City Blvd.
Waycross, Ga. 31501
Dr. Blount is a vet serving on the OHS Board. He is the only person to respond to Meowmy's emails. His very short, very unhelpful response is in my previous diary entry.
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Tommy Irvin
GA State Commissioner of Agriculture
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Email: tommy.irvin@agr.georgia.gov

The man in charge of all shelters receiving public funds in GA.
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Mary Green
Division of Animal Protection
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Email: AnimalProtection-Administration@agr.state.ga.us

It is her responsibility to oversee all shelters in GA that receive public funds. Her office would be the one to conduct such an investigation of OHS.

Even these state officials, whom Meowmy supports with her taxes, will not respond to her emails or letters. Please join those who BeliEVE in Justice for Eve - and all animals who are abused or neglected!


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Wish #2:

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight...I wish I may...I wish I might...find justice for my friend Muppet and the FLOCK cats.
http://www.catster.com/cats/624959 - Muppet's page

Muppet is my furriend, and she's a survivor, like me. She was at a huge cat 'rescue' called FLOCK. These cats were left to starve and several hundred did not make it. Muppet was critical but she was so strong and fought so hard to live! And she did! Best Friends Rescue took over and thanks to hard workers like Muppet's wonderful furever mommy and others, the surviving cats had a chance for happy, healthy lives.

Unfortunately, the case against the bad people who ran FLOCK was DISMISSED!!!! I'm going to quote now from Muppet's diary:

"...And on this note, and the main reason for my diary entry, we are asking all of our Catster friends to please write a letter to our District Attorney, Bob Beckett, letting him know how outraged every animal lover is that his office failed to properly see that there was justice for Flock. Although he has filed an appeal, we want Bob Beckett to know just how many eyes are upon him and how he better not let his office mess it up this time! Meomy was told that this case was ‘purposely hidden so the outcome would be a dismissal.’ And in today’s paper it states, “Beckett’s notice of appeal was filed yesterday. Gibson (General Council for FLOCK) said that surprised him because he and Beckett had struck a deal that the case would go no further.” Struck a deal? Humph!!

If everyone who cares about this case could please write a 'snail mail' letter to Bob Beckett, it could really help this case a lot. We need a flood of mail to come in. And thank you to everyone who already have sent letters! *grateful hugs*"

Mr. Robert Beckett
District Attorney, Nye County
1520 E Basin Ave
Pahrump, NV 89060

I'm just a blind cat in GA, saved from death row, but I speak for so many when I beg you to write to DA Beckett and to those with authority over Okefenokee Humane Society. Sadly, neglect and abuse of helpless animals happens every day. Usually there isn't much we can do. Here is the chance for caring, truly HUMANE people like my Meowmy and Muppet's Mommy to join your voices together and take action! Write DA Beckett, please. Write or email those in Ware County who can help the poor animals still at OHS.

You CAN make a real difference! They may ignore a few of us, but they cannot ignore us ALL.

Bless you for caring! Thank you so very much, HQ, for giving us the opportunity to inform Catsters and Dogsters about these heartbreaking cases. We love Catster!!!

 

My very first Christmas in a REAL home

December 25th 2009 1:08 pm
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Today is Christmas day, and I don't understand! There is much excitement, happiness and play in my house! All of my siblings are either sleeping under an inside tree full of lights, or playing hide and seek amongst the boxes that are underneath. I don't understand this, but it sure is fun!

I am a year and a half old now, and this is my first real Christmas. Last Christmas, I was wandering the cold, icy, snowy streets of St. Paul MN, wondering why my family left me. I was frightened, confused, cold and hungry. I was just a kitten. I found an abandoned house that I hoped to make mine. I spent the first months of my life in a house, so I thought this would be my home, but.... it wasn't the same. There was no warmth, no light, no love, no food, no nice family to take care of me. I was confused. Frightened. But I stayed there... hoping. Hoping? Hoping for a loving life that I thought I had, that I used to have? Being so young, it was all that I knew. So I waited and waited. Then something happened... a human came to take me, and he did it in a sneaky way. I got caught in a humane trap. Now I was REALLY frightened... I was taken back to a place where lots of homeless kitties lived... I was no longer cold or hungry, but very confused and a little frightened. This place that they took me wasn't so bad... but just not the same. It wasn't HOME. I spent my days, weeks, months sleeping on top of the kitchen area cabinets, up high and away from everyone. Sad. Waiting. Waiting for what? I don't know... but I felt hope. Hope for the happiness I once had?

Then this lady came to take me... 3 months after I arrived at this place that I'd just started getting used to. She was weird; she doted all over me, cooed, petted me... but I didn't trust her. I didn't want to be tossed out on the streets again. So I held back upon meeting her... well that day was 8 whole months ago, and I've come to completely trust her and my daddy and my new brothers and sisters, for they've given me more love than anyone else and I'm happier than ever!

So when I woke up this morning, Chirstmas morning, my heart danced! I was ALIVE , feeling the joy of life, being loved, and rejoicing in the Christmas Spirit! Is this what it is all about?! Playing under the tree! Music! Laughter! Warmth! Food! Toys! Water! Health! Brothers and sisters! Pawrents! NONE of which I had a year ago!

A forever home filled with love is the greatest Christmas gift of all! Er... *blush*.... well, I have to say that a pretty lady coming into my life is THE greatest gift of all! I even got a Christmas card from her in the mail... it is from my beautiful NATASHA ROSE *BLUSHING PROFUSELY!* I have had such a crush on her from afar... and she sent ME a Christmas card that told me how happy she was that she met me, her special furriend! *BLUSH* ME??!?!?!? I went from homeless, tossed away and unloved to living like a king in a wonderful warm home having a LOVELY lady say these things about... ME??!?!??!?!

Thank you Natasha Rose and thank you, human family for turning my whole life around and making me the happiest little orange boy in the WORLD! If you ever feel like giving up, not wanting to go further and just don't understand, just close your eyes and say.... "I BELIEVE"........ "I BELIEVE".......

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

My very first wedding!

October 12th 2009 7:54 am
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Yesterday was my furrst wedding! And I got to be in it; I got to escort my Godmommy down the aisle and wear a TUX! I've never been dressed up before either!

My dearest Godmommy SUGAR BEAR married OSHIII
and her sisfur (MOL MOL-they are the TABBY TERRORS!!) LITTLE BIT married SOUSOU

2 beautiful tabby sisfurs married two handsome siamese brofurs! STUNNING!

MeWOW! A double wedding in Paris! The wedding was SO much fun, and very beautiful too! I've never been to Paris either; what a triple treat the day was! I am so honored to have been chosen by my Godmommy to walk her down the aisle! I love you so much and wish all 4 of you a lifetime of love and happiness!

 

Not only is the quality of your food important, the quality- of your WATER is too

October 7th 2009 5:53 am
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*pushes Oreo off of the catputer*

MOL! my sisfur Oreo has been hogging Catster for the last few days; it's MY turn to talk to my friends! As you may know, Oreo and I are both sick; she has stones and I have crystals. She is worse off than me, so I let her have her time in the spotlight. We found out yesterday that she is able to avoid surgery, for which we are all VERY thankful! So, she and I are using diet therapy to rid ourselves of our stones and crystals. We are both eating Hill's C/D designed to dissolve stones and crystals. Oreo is no trouble at all; it is a breeze getting her to eat~

*giggles at his big-girl sister with the bottomless appetite*

however I'm more of a challenge. I'm more... finicky. Seems that I want everyone else's food, and everyone else wants my food? Why is it that way?

I want to share the importance of not only eating good food, but drinking good WATER. Out of 7 of us in the house, FOUR of us have had crystals, 3 of which have had stones. Those odds are awfully high. Last spring after Odie developed stones, mom took many precautions, did a lot of research, and changed all of our diets over to high quality grain free foods to avoid any of us having stones again. Then.... it happened. Again! TWO of us developed crystals/stones. Mom was stumped. Following further research, she discovered it was our WATER that was causing this! None of us even thought twice about what we were drinking. If the humans could drink from the tap, why couldn't we? Well, our little systems are very delicate and different from humans. Our water comes from a well, and although drinkable, it is loaded with minerals that cause stones! Mom was crushed, feeling guilty for inadvertently and unknowingly giving us "bad" water and basically undoing all that she did to keep us healthy.

So, please! Check your water and be sure it is good for all of you kitties to drink! We now have nothing but purified spring water from a Drinkwell fountain. It is delicious and fun to play with!

Take a CHANCE! Buy a Drinkwell and have fun with it!
To your good health, friends!

 
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