Thursday, September 29, 2011

After Party Blues!


Mamacita and Rosa here. We would like to thank ya'll for coming to our Gotcha Day party and making it a fun celebration.  We are plumb wore out from all the festivities.  Looks like we're gonna be napping a lot for the next few days!


Don't forget that Oct 2, Sunday is Livestrong Day - wear yellow and blog yellow  to honor and remember our loved ones who have dealt with cancer.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mamacita and Rosa's Gotcha Day!

Mamacita


We are having a big festive celebration for their sixth Gotcha Day - Sept 27 -with a Fiesta theme for our two lovely ladies Mamacita and her daughter Rosa.  Some of our cats have Spanish names on account of Pop being from Texas!

Rosa

Mamacita was a tiny little cat sneaking over to the back door of our old house, six years back to eat whatever the feral cats left.  Mom put a special dish out for her and before she knew it, Mamacita moved two tiny kittens over to the neighbor's rickety old shed.  They were wild wild wild but would come out for food.  The kittens both had URIs so Mom set a kennel cage out to catch them and their mom to bring them inside.  Rosa and her brother Manny had to have antibiotics and eye ointment for weeks. It got so they hated to see Mom and would run from her.  We can't blame them.

The three of them six years ago.

Mamacita and Rosa are our shyest cats and often don't come out when there is lots going on.  They prefer quiet.  They love to be petted and to eat (heehee you can see that from their sizes.) We lost their brother, our beloved Manny, from a very serious urinary blockage when he was two, but he is forever in our hearts.



So grab a party hat,  help yourself to the cake, yummy shrimp nachos and nip flavored margaritas!  We even have a mariachi band so let's party!!!












This is a good day to share the news...tiny kitten Cobbie was transported from South Carolina to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue foster mom successfully this weekend.  The very sweet kind lady who found Cobbie hiding all by herself in the shrubbery near a McD's drove all the way to bring her safely to our hands.  She wanted to keep her but when Cobbie tested positive for FIV, she could not not since she had other cats.  Cobbie rode very well in her carrier and will join another FIV kitten, Angelica, at her foster Mom's.  She promised to send photos of the two playing together.  Anyone want two adorable black and white kittens??? Let us know! We will be doing a post about the two of them later in hopes that we can find one forever home for both of them!

Cobbie


Angelica

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week with Al


Al here today to talk about adopting less adoptable pets. I should know something about this cuz I am deaf. Most white blue eyed cats like me are deaf. Or if they have one blue eye and one other color eye - the blue side is deaf. It's a genetic thing. Mom knew that as soon as she set eyes on me, sitting by the road as a tiny kitten. She thinks someone threw me out of a car cuz I was all scratched up and bruised. One look at me and she knew I was deaf.



I am like any other cat but you have to be aware of my special needs. I can't go outdoors - it would be too dangerous since I can't hear cars, dogs and other things that could hurt me. Mom calls me by stomping her foot on the floor - I feel the vibrations. Or she waves to get my attention and tells me to come with hand signals. When I sleep she very gently wakes me up by blowing on my fur. Otherwise I get defensive when I wake up suddenly cuz I can't hear you coming. My Mom is hearing impaired so she understands me.


I do have some problems but they are particular to me. I like to be with my humans but not with other cats. Mom thinks I was taken from my cat mom too soon and never learned how to behave with other cats. I am very smart too and can figure things out easily. When Mom hides treats for me to find, my hearing cat brothers and sisters run all over and don't find them. I sniff the treats out and find them all! More for me I say!



I want to tell you about another less adoptable cat who needs a home or even a foster home. Her name is Cobbie and she is a tiny black and white kitten living at a vet in SC. She has FIV and no one wants her even tho she can live a long healthy life. One of my cat sisters is FIV and is 13 years old - read her story here.

Cobbie must find a place to go soon as the vet can't keep her. He needs room for sick and injured animals and has no place for Cobbie long term. We are trying to save her from being put to sleep so do consider taking her in, helping us find a no-kill shelter or foster home or at least passing the word to others. Isn't she adorable? Leave Mom a comment or email her if you have some ideas!


Cobbie on her bed!

Now it is time for me to get back to my nap! Have a super weekend! And remember - adopt less adoptable pets and you both win!



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wild Wednesday - Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week



Sweetpea here today to talk about how great it is to adopt a less adoptable pet.  I am black and feral so I would not have much of a chance of being adopted in a shelter.  People don't like black, black and white and tortoiseshell cats as much as other cats so we get adopted last, if at all.


Mom saw me living outside with the feral group when I was just a kitten, 12 years ago, and worried about me cuz it was winter and we had lots of snow that year.  After one big snowstorm, most of us cats did not come out for days from wherever we were staying warm and when we did show up, Mom was beside herself thinking we had all froze.  She caught me that week and brought me inside.  Good thing she did - I was covered with some sort of skin mange. I was dirty and tiny.  I was also very wild and fought tooth and nail to get away from her and the vet.  They had to tranquilize me to examine me and bathe me.

When I got to my indoor home, I scared the other cats - Chica and Yoko by getting right in their faces  and wanting to do everything they were doing.  I was lonely but they didn't know what to make of me and kept away from me or growled.


It took a few months to get me so I could be handled and petted and got along with other cats but Mom never gave up on me.  She is the queen of taming ferals!  Now I love to sit next to or on Mom and especially Pop.  I will sit next to him on the sofa and just put one paw on him.  I love to snuggle and be loved.  I am still tiny - only 5 pounds but am just chock full of love and fun.  I am so happy Mom took me inside and have had a great life so far!


So please think about opening your home to a black, black and white or tortie cat or even a feral cat like me.  We have so much love to give and just want the chance to be your best buddy!  Go to Petfinders to adopt a less adoptable pet and you will both win!




We know a special cat named Tarzan who lives nearby that needs a loving home - he is a cow cat and is not even a year old but has been in several shelters already.  He is in a foster home now but needs one of his own. Check him out on his page under the header photo above.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Today Be Meow Like a Pirate Day!



Greetin's one and all, we give ye fair warnin' that t' enter here could cost you your life.



Pirate Day 2011




Captain Dirty Joe Bonnie be in a foul mood and a bit rum soaked. His favorite wench has port him and he cannot face t' world just yet. Have ye some words o' advice t' win her aft? Or do you know some other who would care t' join him and become his new lady love?

Best be goin' unless ye want t' join me in a wild splice t' mainbraceen bin'e t' forget me heart ache. Arrrgh!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Garden Thursday



Chica here today for your garden tour.  We planted flower plus  tomatoes and cukes that all have produced yummy veggies.  Mom loves her sunflowers and planted all colors and sizes.  Her black eyed Susans did well too.

Sunflower


Black eyed Susan



Pop is a big organic gardener and planted all kinds of tomatoes - fun exotic ones - orange ones, ones with deep grooves and big reddish brown ones.  The grapes were sour so we left them on the vine and some critters got them all - we have yet to get any grapes before the critters get them!

Grapes



Pop will be planting our fall crops soon - lettuces, broccoli, spinach and kale.  It was a very hot summer so some things never got going like our pepper plants.  Did you get any produce from your garden?





Please be sure to visit Jonsie and the other garden posts here.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!  Have a super weekend and don't forget Monday is Talk Like a Pirate Day - get your pirate garb on!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tarzan on Tuesday



A friend of Mom's emailed us about a cat who was being fostered by her neighbor for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville.  His name is Tarzan and he is a black and white cow cat.  Even at his young age, he has already made the rounds of several shelters and now Brother Wolf has stepped in to help find a forever home for him.

His foster mom says he has a great combination of personality, affection and interaction.  He loves dogs.  His foster mom had a chihuahua and 3 pups staying with her and Tarzan played with them all very gently.  He is playful and cuddly - just an awesome cat!.  Tarzan is about a year old and a little small for his age, but great things do come in small packages! Please contact Tarzan's foster mom for info about him, aimee_flynn@yahoo.com

Feel free to repost this or post on Facebook or Twitter - the more the better.  Let's find this great guy a great home!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Remember


Our hearts are with those who lost someone on 9/11/01.  We pray that our world can find its way back to peace  -every little thing we do for peace helps bring peace to all.

"We must walk according to the highest light we have, encountering lovingly those who are out of harmony, and trying to inspire them towards a better way.Whenever you bring harmony to any unpeaceful  situation, your contribute to the cause of peace.  When you do something for world peace,  peace among groups, peace among individuals, or your own inner peace, you improve the total peace picture."

(She walked 25,000 miles across America for peace)

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's Mo'Cats Day!!!!



Mom almost forgot to do this today.  She thought it was on Saturday - geez, she doesn't know what day it is anymore!!!  On top of it all she has to take Chica to the VET today for fluids.  Anyway - we are proud to be members of cats online, Facebook and Twitter - there is no stopping us, cuz cats will rule the world!!!!!  There are not many places where you will find Mo' Cats than our house.......

Yoko


Minnie


Mamacita and Joey

Rosa



Georgie



Smidge



Only



Sweetpea



Darby



Chica
When Mom gets back from the VET, she will post pics of the rest of us.....We are back from the VET and Chica did great.  She will not need sub c fluids again for two weeks.  Now for the rest of us....

Ivy


Lily

Two Spot


Tabitha


Norm and Sam

Snowball


Woody



Albert
Bet you don't have Mo' Cats than us!!!!  Happy Mo' Cats Day from all of us!!!

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