Russell (named after my dad)

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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 2 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
April 1st 2009

Spotted Tabby

Toys, food and meowmy

Favorite Toy:
Everything! He's a kitten!

Favorite Nap Spot:
On my lap and in the little nests I make for him.

Favorite Food:
Everything! He's very thin and we don't know what he was eating before in the parking lot garage.

Healing my heart after my dad passed over...


Arrival Story:
I was getting ready to watch my customary hour of FRASIER reruns when I got a call from a friend. She told me she had caught a little kitten in the parking garage of our work (hospital). There are lots of feral kitties there so I assumed it was a feral kitten. I drove down (missing my FRASIER of course) and brought him home (she'd put him in her car). He was nothing short of purr-fectly adorable! He went to the vet the next day and tested negative for all the bad things! HOORAY!! I decided to keep him even though I already have too many cats!

My dad passed over Feb 11 of this year. I had just returned from Washington, where my brother and I went to spread his ashes, at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains where he grew up. It was a magical experience, with my brother and I bonding in a way we never imagined possible!! I believe my dad sent Russell to me because I'd been wanting a cuddle kitty so badly! In other words, I longed for a cat that would be as co-dependent and needy as I am! Russell passed the first test by laying across my lap as I watched FRASIER the next night. Actually, he has passed every "test" and is a sweetheart beyond words! It looks like his whiskers had been cut :( and the vet thought so too. I do not think he was feral; I think someone dumped him there and I will ALWAYS be grateful to my bestie Sandy for calling me and asking me to take him. THANK YOU SANDY!!! And thank you God and daddy, for sending me such a little earth angel!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
I've come to heal my meowmy's heart!


I've Been On Catster Since:
June 6th 2009 More than 7 years!

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March 3rd 2010 8:06 am
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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!! (Eve's Page) 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!

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. County Commissioner
Carlos Nelson County Commissioner
Victor Aldridge County Commissioner
Kathy Davis ( not animal friendly) 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


Gail Boyd County Manager

No Address for the OHS Board Members but here are the emails:

Deen Strickland O.H.S Board President
Dr. Jim Morton O.H.S. Vice President
Sirena Cady, OHS Treasurer
Susan Winge OHS Board Secretary.
Dr. Wes Blount
OHS Board Member Veterinarian ( Was doing weekly visits)
Darla Moumberg OHS board Member
Millie Hopkins Board Member past president
Heidi Flowers. OHS Board Member

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.

Tommy Irvin
GA State Commissioner of Agriculture
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334


The man in charge of all shelters receiving public funds in GA.

Mary Green
Division of Animal Protection
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

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!

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. - Muppet's page

Muppet is my furriend, and she's a survivor! 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 one cat, 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!!!


October 21st 2009 7:47 pm
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Well, Marvel Ann and I finally got to go on our first date! I say first, cause I hope it's the first of many! Her brothers accompanied us as chaperones cause we are both so young, but I would NEVER do anything to tarnish Marvel Ann's stellar reputation or cause her distress. With that being said, quite honestly, it was fun to have them along and make it a family affair! Maybe next time I'll invite someone too! The more the merrier!

Marvel Ann was simply stunning in her dress with the purple feathers around the neck. She wore the pretty necklace my meowmy made for her. She is so pretty with the pink! We found a lovely group of willow trees down by the river and spread a blue blanket to sit on. The birds were singing and the silver fish shimmered in the sun as they swam and jumped down the river. Orvis opened a big picnic basket with all kinds of goodies! At the end of our lunch we had some catnip tea and were kind of tired and just lounged around telling stories. Taz can really spin a tale!

Too soon it was time to go home... We all sang some songs to keep ourselves awake. Marvel Ann has a beautiful, melodic meow! When we got home I shook hands with Orvis and Taz and they turned to go inside. I looked at Marvel Ann and gave her a little kiss on her cheek! Her whiskers tickled me! We both laughed and she blushed a deep pink. We said good -bye and promised to meet up again!

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