Thursday, July 13, 2006

Buddy

This is my son, Christian's, cat Buddy. He found the kitten when he was about 4 months old. This was just about the time that I got my service dog, Buddy. Since we live 500 miles away from one another, he didn't have my dog's name stuck in his mind, yet, and so the coincidence of the same name. Christian brought both his cats when he came home for Christmas. My Buddy wasn't sure what to make of them. The cats made themselves right at home, though. -Valinda

**Make sure to check out Emma's post on Catnip Anonymous! Yes, she has become a member of the group! She needs help! Lol!**

118 comments:

Riquel said...

He is a cutie. I like the orange ones...oh heck who am I kidding I like em all!

danielle said...

Riquel I am right there with you. He looks like so much fun. I want to pet the belly. I have to be quick today. I will try to check in later.

GOOD MORNING FUZZ FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!

Claire said...

Buddy-cat is very handsome and I love the picture of him laying under the Christmas tree, my cats do that too.

Funny how the name was given to two beloved furry friends in the same family. That ESP think again.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Buddy is so handsome. My cats like to lie under the Christmas tree too. Although they also enjoy opening the packages! I would love to see a picture of "Buddy & Buddy" together. :)

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! Hi cute Buddy! That is so funny about you and your son using the same name! Buddy, you could be my Benji's twin!

Well, I am still feeling better, although we had a pretty traumatic night last night. My younger son fell in our driveway playing last night and after him getting real quiet, turning white as a sheet and then finally sick to his stomach, we decided it was best to take him the the ER!! He did have a mild concussion, but he started feeling better during the long wait to see a doctor and she didn't feel he needed a head scan, just to watch him carefully. SO! A long night, but he's ok and that's all that matters.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Good Grief! How is your son doing today? Concussions are not fun! I hope you can get some rest today!

Claire said...

Glad your son wasn't injuried seriously. Even though my children are grown, I remember several scary rides to ER and know you probably didn't get any sleep last night-hope you can have someone watch the boys for a bit and you can nap with the cats.

Emma's Kat said...

He's fine this morning. It was kinda scary though! I always told everyone, he would probably be the one to send me to the ER. My older son was always and is a thinker. He usually thinks before he does. Never been (::knock on wood!::) to the ER. It's an experience I don't want to revisit any time soon. But we went to CHKD ER and they were great!

jess said...

oh Buddy you are sooooo handsome! i just love the stripes and pink nose.

how funny that you and your son chose the same pet names. i wonder what his other cat looks like, and i wonder how they got along with your dog. service dogs are usually very good with other animals, so i'm sure it was all good.

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

What a good looking boy you are, Buddy! You look very much like my dear Thomas(at the Bridge). I think we also have a good idea how HRH Brutus, Prince of Fuzziness will look when grown.

ROSE--Thank you for the pictures, they are just great!! Brutus is a VERY busy boy, I see. Does he climb legs, or just tackle ankles? Did sweet Marigold get put on the fridge? That looks like it is one of Queen Emily's "spots," judging by the look she is giving Marigold.

HELP!! Rose asked me to forward the pictures to MOMSBUSY! I have all the email addresses, but Krafty Kat doesn't have our screen names with them. KAT, ML, HELP!!

katnippia said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family!!!!!

Buddy you are a very handsome boy.
i just love the look, can we open them yet.

Kat- glad to hear your younger son is feeling better. I hope you can get some rest today.

Hope everyone is doing fine.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Good Morning, everyone.

First of all, Buddy is so cute. I love orange cats, think I'm partial to 'em. He has such a beautiful face, pretty markings, cute little pink nose and ears.

Everyone, I am getting ready to email the Fuzz Pack Family Tree, 1st Draft. It will be in HTML format, so you can pull it up in your web browser and have access to the live links for email addresses. Eventually there will be live links to the blogsites, if available.

Please email me with any corrections, additions, etc. One thing we've noticed is there are often two email addresses. If so, please indicate which is primary.

I've also got the beginnings of another list with our cat names. Someday soon -- after a miracle happens -- these will be linked together. There will be other lists as needed, such as address and mailing info, family info, just whatever we want. Heck, it's our database!

Kat, hope your little one is better today and you can get some rest. That must have been quite a scare. And having to check him every few hours!

Deb, hope you are feeling better as well. You must now hold a world title for shots! Ha-ha.

And Danielle, we all have our fingers and toes crossed for you tomorrow night. Go get that car!!!

Finally, sorry for the long post, but it's not my fault. I caught it from Rose!

momsbusy said...

mumma, momsbusy is shirley

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Oh, one thing more.

Catnip Anonymous. How funny you should mention that.

Yesterday I was cleaning and Missy jumped in a storage box. She scrounged around and found one of those old bags that held ground catnip. She literally took it apart to get every last crumb of catnip.

She "snorts" catnip. She looked so funny, with the green crumbs around her nose.

Uh oh, now I've got MPD. But that's not my fault, either. I caught that from Rose, too!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

MPD to the max. Still not my fault. I'll send Momsbusy a copy of Rose's pictures right now!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Come on, somebody post, break up my advanced chronic MPD!

But I'm on a roll here. Do we need a standard set of links for our blogs so we don't leave anyone out? I'll get on that just as soon as I email you all with the FFFT (email and cat info).

Okay, last one, I promise.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I thought about pretending to be ML, just to give her more MPD's!!!

LOL!!

I am much better today. Those shots were certainly worth it. I can actually move my neck! Going back tomorrow for a second round. Yep, I'm STRONG -- actually, will be grimacing greatly through-out. But this doctor, what a great "find", anyone in the Houston area with migraines, back pain, neck pain, etc. GO SEE THIS GUY! It is amazing!

ML: What the heck are "standard links for our blogs"? Say it in "computer for dummies" language!

Thank you so much for everything you do for the Fuzz Family -- you are amazing :)!

Emma's Kat said...

Yes, thank you ML for all you do!!

caspersmom said...

Yes ML, thank you for everything and helping me get casper's blog site up. It's beginning to be fun doing it.

Buddy, looks like Santa brought you, so handsome by the Christmas tree. Valinda, you and your son must be on the same wave length with the naming of your fuzzies. Dogs can be fuzzies too. Amber is.

Kat, did you have to stay up and keep and eye on your son? We took both our sons to the ER when they were younger. Definitely scary.

Hope Kathleen is feeling better. So glad you are feeling better Deb. I might be next in line with shots. I have to have two allergy shots every three weeks now. I have been getting shots since 1972. Allergies were suppose to be outgrown. Ha! Wish somebody would tell my system that. I am able to live with my fuzzies with them, so on with the shots.

That's O.K.ML. Sometimes I have that MPD problem too. But have to check with you later, have to get the house vacuumed. Later!!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Okay, group, the emails are sent.
Hopefully it went the way I intended! The potential for major mess-up is infinite.

Deb, sorry I'm babbling (and it's not even lunchtime). I meant a list of Fuzz Pack blogsites, like Missy's and Kat's, that you could just click on to go there. Just like our clickable list of email addresses.

*-*-* WARNING: Semi-technobabble Alert *-*-*
Then, for those of us with blogsites, we could have a standard, pretyped list of links we could just cut and paste into the HTML code template. If you don't understand this yet, you're lucky, enjoy it.

Okay, now I'm going to remain calm and sit here and await a barrage of email replies. Yikes.

ML

PS: Deb, had to laugh at your evil plan!

DEBRA said...

Good afternoon efurryone!

Just love Buddy. He is so cute and he reminds me of my orinch boy Ping. I just love tabbies!

Riquel said...

I saw Emma's pics at catnip anonymous, they are too funny! I think I need to send my babies to rehab too. My hubby and I always joke that we are going to come home one night and all the electronic and stereo equipment will be gone, and they are all going to be having a big ole catnip party in the middle of the living room. Mommas little junkies...ha ha

danielle said...

Hey where is Donna??????????

momsbusy said...

my girls have to have their nip in separate areas from each other but they are so nip greedy they eye each others nip to see if the other got more. LOL to top it off they swap spots after they think they have used up all their nip. they are such nipheads! it is embarrassing how silly they act. going to check my email for pics.

Cecilia said...

Hi Buddy. You look like a friendly cat. Can I rub that very inviting tummy?

momsbusy said...

i got pictures!!!!! finally.

momsbusy said...

oops, got busy with reading and hadn't posted a comment about buddy.

buddy you are a handsome fella. love the stripes, warm fuzzy kind of stripes. best kind! those seem to be very pronounced FB's. watch out for rosie, okay?!

Mannyed said...

Well, well, well, Buddy...whatcha doing by all the Christmas presents, eh? Trying to sneak a peak?


__________________
Kat: Me and Manny can't post a comment on Emma's blog! How else are we going to do a nip intervention!?

donna said...

Hi Danielle, hello everyone!

I'm laughing at the catnip stories. momsbusy: Kona is our major catnip junkie. He does exactly like you describe. We'll sprinkle three patches of catnip in different areas on the floor and Kona tries to hog them all, chasing Maddie and Wiley away from theirs. Well, Maddie will argue back a bit before giving in.

I'm taking today and tomorrow off work since it's soooooo slow for me at work. Today I was walking Maddie and she saw a bunny and pulled the leash out of my hand. To her surprise, and my dismay, she caught the bunny :-( I picked Maddie up and got her to drop the bunny but it was obviously injured. It couldn't run away. I think it hurt either its leg or its back when Maddie "tackled" it. I felt so bad. I finally just lined one of our cat carriers with towels, put on some gardening gloves and grabbed another towel and pretty easily caught the little guy and got it into the carrier. It's been raining here and the little bunny was soaked.

I first took it to the closest vet but they, apparently, aren't "authorized" to treat wild animals. But they called a place in the county that does. NWR&R (Northwest Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation) couldn't spare anyone to come into town to pick up the bunny so it was a no-brainer decision for me to take it out to them. It's only 10-12 miles out in the county. I left them a $20 donation. Not much, but I hope every little bit helps. If I ever won a lottery I think I would donate a lot to people like them.

I hope the bunny does OK. I'm not mad at Maddie or anything. She was just acting on her little kitty instincts.

Thanks for the email list of names and kitties. BTW, my full name is Donna Rode.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi! ML here (mu-ha-ha-ha)! Not really, just enjoying giving her MPD's! Love you ML!

Donna, thank you for taking care of the bunny. Maddie didn't mean to hurt the little one. I agree with you about the lottery, most of it would go to help the people who help others out of the kindness of their heart.

ML: *-*-* WARNING: Semi-technobabble Alert *-*-* : I appreciate the "computer for dummies" interpretations! :)

rosie(exhausted) said...

......................ahem..........................schnoooort...........................ptooooey.............................................


*BOSOM BUDDY!*

danielle said...

Donna,
I have done the same with chipmunks. I always try what I can. I was wondering where you were. Gets us worried when you don't show up.

Karen C. said...

Not only is Buddy a very handsome and cuddly looking guy, he appears to be VERY well behaved. If my kitties were there, Cocoa would be puncturing holes in the wrapping with his little fangs, Midnight would be tearing the paper with her claws, and Grr would flop her huge tummy on the nearest present and squish it flat. You're a very good kitty Buddy!

While I was making my dreadful 3 bus + 1 mile walk trip to work this morning, I saw a man in a wheelchair board the bus with his beautiful service dog and I thought of the canine Buddy that we met on Pet du Jour. Service dogs amaze me. They're so intelligent and capable of so many things.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hi, Buddy! We had Christmouse at my house, too. Isn't it hard to be good when there's that indoor tree to climb? I bit it once, but it didn't taste so good.

You guuuuuyyyyyssss, Catnip Anonymouse isn't fur gettin cats OFF catnip, it's fur supportin us addicts. Like, the bun at DK's just ate her catnip plant; I wanna haf Mom send her one of ours. Sumone else couldn't reach the nip on the top shelf, so we asked his mom to keep it lower.

Efun so, Mom doesn't let me haf nip too much. Bonnie's a happy drunk, but I get kinda aggressive an spoil her fun. What can I say? Wif a little nip, I can do anyfing!

Emma's Kat said...

Manny - I don't know why it wouldn't let you comment. I left you a comment w/what I thought might have happened. Try, try again! :)

Luna said...

Hi! nice pictues! a hug for you! =^^=
Welcome to my blog too!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Karen, love your description of what Grr, Midnight and Cocoa would be doing. Just too cute.

Gee Deb, think there are some secrets around here, what do you think????

Kathleen said...

Love Bebop! What a story. You're right, the loss of a limb doesn't hinder them in any way. Still considering names-all your suggestions are good but nothing has "grasped" me. And she is getting more mean with Rosie-don't know what to do. Poor Rosie just sits in the corner now, I have to bring her food to her. :(

(posted this yesterday, but realized no one was going to read it)

Karen C. said...

ML, Kat, Deb - I'm pouting. I may start whining soon. Beware.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Victor and Bonnie - Can you help Kathleen? Her kitties aren't gettin along an she needs advice.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Uh-oh. Whining...! Deb, Kat, what do you think?

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Our mama's makin strange noises kinda like what I do when I want lap time an Midnight's up there where I wanna be. What's goin on here?

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Cocoa here again - our mama says ML an Kat an Deb is keepin a secret an she wants ta know it.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Now, Grr, Midnight & Cocoa, you all be good little kitties and go tell your mommy to be patient. It's only five or six days till she'll find out the surprise!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

whats "pay-shent" mean? we dunno if we've ever been that eifur

Kim said...

Hello Fuzz Family! Hello Buddy!!! I'm so happy to meet you! I love the orange tabby's, think OSCAR!!!!
You are truly a handsome cat AND, you match your canine counterpart! Buddy and Buddy, both are beautiful and orange and very much loved!

Hi Donna, I've been worndering about you too! You're so sweet to help that bunny! And sweet Maddie, this must have really confused her.

Kat, so happy that Jude is feling better! I was really worried last night!

Kathleen, Bebop is a cute name, it's a lot of fun!

Hope all is well with everyone. Deb, I'll be thinking about you while you're getting your shots. Danielle, I am so excited and will keep my fingers crossed!

Karen S. said...

Buddy is a cute fella! He does look a little guilty, like he was about to open the presents. He looks like a big cat.

Donna-That's great what you did for the bunny. My other cat (whose pictures I just emailed to Kat) hunts a lot. She usually hunts at night, so by the time I see them the next morning it is always too late to save them. Usually its a mole or bird, but she did leave a baby bunny on the porch once. That morning, I got up and fed the animals, but I didn't have my glasses on and it was dark outside. I'm pretty blind without my glasses or contacts. I could see that something was there, but I had to lean down really close to see what it was. I let out a squeak and jumped back. Let's just say it was a rather gruesome sight. I disposed of the animal before my daughter could see it (she has a bunny love thing going on!) But, its like you said--the cat was just doing what comes natural to her. I couldn't be mad at her.

ML--As I said, I did just email Chick's pics to Kat. So I'm not breaking the rule.

ML, Kat, & Deb--What's all this talk of evil plans and secrets that has made Karen C. all whiny? Is mischief afoot?

Kat--Thank goodness your son was okay! Trips to the ER are always worrisome. My dad says you never stop worrying about your kids. He says, it only gets worse as time goes on because they have kids and then you worry about your grankids.

I know this is a long post, but I'm making up for yesterday.

Karen S. said...

Kathleen--hope you are feeling better. I think Bebop is a cute name. If you wanted a flower name, I was thinking of Jasmine, or Yasmin. They are two diffent versions of the same name. I looked it up on the internet and both are flowers in the olive family. Both are of Persian origin--and Turkey is part of that region.

Okay, now I've got MPD. Its catching!

Karen S. said...

I was thinking of Jasmine, because it is one of my favorite scents. Also, I always thing of that old song "Summer breeze, makes me feel fine; Blowing like the jasmine in my mind."--It goes something like that.

Karen S. said...

Summer is a cute name too.

Okay, I am walking away from my computer now. No more posts tonight I promise. Unless someone else posts first.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kim: How did Sean's appointment go today? Hope all is well.

Hmmm...whining huh? ML, I don't have a clue why Karen C. is whiny -- do you? (mu-ha-ha-ha...evil laughter) Patience is a virtue --- that I don't possess! But in your case Karen C...you must wait! ML: Don't you love secrets? lOL

I just got to talk to Rose for ... oh about TWO HOURS! Yippee!! Great fun! That's what happens when you call me....I'll just talk all night long.....cue the music!

Okay, Karen C. -- don't whine...unless it is "wine"! :)

7/13/2006 9:59 PM

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I removed the first post because I kudd knot spelll!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

MPD strikes again. I love the name Summer -- but I could be prejudiced because I have a cat named Summer. Great song! Jasmine is a good suggestion too!

Karen S. said...

Deb--I forgot your cat was Summer. I should have gotten out my list that ML sent to check my suggestions against it.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hey, no problem. I only have 5 kitties -- all starting with the letter "S". Sometimes I call my daughter Sloane one of the kitties names:)! Besides, Summer would consider it an honor to share her name with another Fuzz Family member! But, heck, now that song is running through my mind....."Summer Breeze...."! :)

Karen S. said...

I've always loved that song. Its so peaceful and calming. It gives me such a vivid picture in my mind of a meadow full of wildflowers blowning in the breeze. Plus I love the scent of jasmine and lavender. I have candles, shower gel, lotion, shampoo and conditioner...

Kim said...

"Summer Breeze" brings back some great memories! But then so does "Lime in the Coconut" and "Let the Sun Shine"!

Sean is doing well! They Neurosurgeon was a little concerned that Sean was so sleepy and wanted us to stay at the hospital over night. I had a three of my kids, 2,4, and 6. There was no I way I could do that! So we talked and decided that he could go home. His ventricles look good, the swelling has gone down, and we have to go back in two weeks anyway. So he said OK and to page him if anything went wrong. I think Sean is just catching up. Hellloooo, the kid just had BRAIN surgery, it's understandable if he's a little sleepy at the moment. But I do like this doctor and I know he's just concerned because we live so far away from the hospital. Children's in Little Rock is a wonderful hospital!!!

Now I'm intrigued, what are you teasing Karen C about? Deb, email me!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Mu-ha-ha-ha! Having such fun teasing Karen C. Now...for more fun...Hey Rose: What to play "I have a secret"? Well I do & ML knows what it is & it involves YOU! (insert even more evil laughter) All will become known in about 4 to 5 days!

pssst...Kim: I'll email you so you can join in the fun.

:)

Riquel said...

oh...reading some of the later comments I just saw the post about catnip anon. and found out it ISN'T a rehab program....good thing cause I was starting to feel guilty that I grow it for them. YES I SAID IT! I HAVE NIP PLANTS GROWING ON MY BACK DECK! SO THERE!
My name is Riquel S. and I am a nip pusher......*chorus, Hi Riquel*....LOL

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

HELLO RIQUEL & WELCOME TO THE GROUP! :)

Gonna get some of that organic stuff for my kitties. So I'm gonna be a pusher too!

Riquel said...

they love it...of course we have to watch them cause they are eating it the second a little green pops through the dirt

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Well, first of Kim, have you gotten any interesting mail lately? Remember, you have something enroute any day now.

We've got secrets and it's so much fun.

Poor Karen C., she sure seems whiny lately, have you noticed, Deb?

Do you think Rose could be whiny?

Hehh-hehh-hehh.

Rose said...

Hello Buddy boy!! Nice fine specimen of a Ginger Kitty! Love the "Love Handles!"

Okay, now: Deb, we just had or little phone chat and you must work for the CIA, because I haven't a clue what in blazes you and ML are on about...I like secrets-I kept a suprise 40th birthday party a suprise from my boss once - and I was responsible for mailing the invitations and collecting the RSVP's, but now, it concerns ME? Moi? Oh, so you two AREN'T letting me in on it...duh...
Aawwwwww, c'monnn, do tellll! You think Karen C can whine...observe the mistress of whine!! DON'T DO THIS TO US!!! Now, I'm gonna be trying to sort this out...the hours of "CSI" watching should start paying off here...hmmmm...

Rose said...

Deb, ML, Kat, you really intend to e-mail me, right? You've all been so busy, I guess that's why it's not in my inbox yet...okay, I'll wait...watching the Royals playing with their new and familiar toys Godmother Deb sent to them!! Emily's sitting back, carefully surveying all the choices. She will make her decision probably by tomorrow. Being Royal, it would be unseemly for her to give in and go ga-ga straight off the bat!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hey, Rose, can't you take some pictures of them with the new box of goodies?

Emma's Kat said...

Karen c. - Don't tell, but I guess I'll let you in on the secret. Ok, so yesterday ML emailed me about something concerning you. And....SIKE!! You didn't really think I'd let the cat out of the bag, now do you!? Muahhahaha! LOL! Sorry! You'll be okay. Hopefull you won't have to wait more than 7 days or so to get it! Hehehe!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Oh, Kat, you're good!

Taked to Deb lately????

Valinda said...

Hi all,
Now you guys just have to put the secret up on this blog so everyone can share it, in a few days. No fair teasing everyone.
Kat-I know about trips to the ER, too. Christian played a lot of sports, with abandon, so he quite often got hurt. Thankfully nothing serious. Hope your son is OK.
Kim-Sean sounds like a strong boy. He'll recover from his surgery and be just fine. You are amazing, caring for him and all his siblings.
I wish I had looked at the site earlier today. But, I had a partial family reunion last weekend and was still recovering from that this morning, and took my mother-in-law to see a movie this afternoon. It was "An Inconvenient Truth." I think everyone in the world should see this movie. It's pretty eye opening. And it's not just a political piece for the coming elections.
Sorry for the uncharacteristic long post, but this movie is really, really important!

Emma's Kat said...

Hi Valinda! Hadn't heard of that movie yet. Will check into it!

ML - No, haven't talked to Deb today. Talked to her about what? The secret? ::snicker::

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

ML: You have to fill Kat in! Kim is in the "Secret" club! What fun! Rose: of course I didn't "let on"! It's a secret...duh :)! Although, I am impressed with your "whining" abilities! Love CSI...only in this case...I promise no one was injured in the making of this secret!

Kat: love your entry! Gotta let you in on all the secrets!

Mua-ha-ha-ha...like your evil laugh better too!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I'm going to check that movie out too, hadn't heard of it. Thanks Valinda. And by next week this time, everyone will know. And probably want one, too.

Ah, Kat, secrets! Not secret, secrets.

Emma's Kat said...

Yes! Do let me in on ALL the secrets, please! Is this the secret Fuzz club, instead of the Secret Paws?!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Yes, Deb, you tell Kat the rest.
I let Kim in on my part, actually Karen C's part.

Now we'll just sit back and let the whining begin.

[evil laughter]

Emma's Kat said...

Ohhhh, so it's like that?! Lol!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Oh, Kat, I like that -- Secret Fuzz Club. Like we have our secret screen writing, a couple of secrets tonight...what next.

Actually, I got a good post too if you think back.

Emma's Kat said...

Deb!! I'm waiting!!!

ML - ?? I got a good post too if you think back?? Huh?

Rose said...

...pretending I never read anything about any secret, I write...

Oh, ML! I missed a Kodak moment didn't I! I can stage it tomorrow...if I can find all the toys! I did get a picture of Marigold helping herself and nosing in the plastic bag Deb had packed them in...it was like she could smell through the plastic one she wanted pretty bad, and I opened the bag, and she crawled into it and smelled around in ernest, pulling out a glitter mouse. Marigold LOVES toys. My health aide goes about and picks all of them up and puts them in this little tangerine box I have, and I'll go and throw around the most popular ones, but after batting them around some, Marigold will crawl into the box and nose around for something else, even going so far as to 'dig' for something! When I first put their bed down, the both of them puffed up like Halloween cats and stood sideways to it! They slowly inched their way towards it, eventually crawling inside! I think Deb said Momma Grace had used the bed too, maybe it confused them? I got a picture of Brutus drinking from the bathroom faucet! He managed not to slide in this time!

Kathleen, maybe you can try the aromatherapy item PetSmart and Petco sells to calm cats for Cairo? I feel bad for Rosie, that she feels she has to stay in a corner...Does anyone remember, we were discussing this item awhile ago, to calm anxious cats? I heard it's effective. I feel like snooping around...this is a common thing, to bring in a second pet...Deb's Vet sent a copy of an article up with the babies that covered that topic...I don't have the fax feature set up on my printer, but I can scan things in, I'll see tomorrow if a decent copy can be scanned in and I'll e-mail it to you.
Does anyone know where I can find a nice picture of a Llama? I have a joke I want to play on David...when he was a kid, his grandmother took him to a petting zoo with his cousins, etc, and everyone got to pet the Llama, and when it was Dave's turn, it spat on him! Consequently, Llama's are not high on the list of his Favorite Things...I'd like to e-mail him a screensaver or something!

...making them think I have totally forgot the secret...

Good night, y'all!

Emma's Kat said...

Okay, ML. I'm on the same page now! lol Kaaaarrreeennnn! Where are you? Are you mad? I'll tell you the secret, okay? BUT, I'll tell ya next week, okay?

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Rose, I can find your llama pictures. Had the same thing happen to me when I was little.

And I know how to change your blog name, remember, I had to do that for Missy's site, otherwise it would still be called TestSite or something like that. We'll figure it out tomorrow.

Sleep good, everyone and don't think about the secrets....!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kat, you don't think Karen C is sulking do you?

Emma's Kat said...

I wish you all, who are stil awake, could hear the extra cute little mews coming from behind me!! One of our other fosters had to go out of town, so I am babysitting a 9 week old foster of hers. He was supposed to be semi-ferral, having bounced off the bathroom walls at the other fosters house. He has been nothing but sweet since he's been here! I have put him in the crate since he was supposed to be so scared and all. He is a tuxedo boy with a little smudge of white on his FB's. They nicknamed him Solomon. He has golden brown eyes and is the sweetest thing! Rolling over for tummy rubs and purring up a storm. I'll get pix tomorrow!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Ahhh, off to bed for me. Will sleep welll knowing.....well, just knowing...(mua-ha-ha-ha)! :)

Victor Tabbycat said...

Kathleen - Grr et al asked *me and Mom* to give you advice on cats getting along. Here's Mom's thoughts... I'm no expert since B&V are still arguing after 9 months together, but maybe I'll suggest something you haven't tried. I'm still open to suggestions! Briefly, Bonnie is 9 and an aggressive, assertive, Attack Tabby (declawed). Her favorite words are hiss and growl. Victor was 8 months old when he adopted me in Oct and couldn't be sweeter, when he's not making trouble by climbing, plucking things and dropping them (clawed but never scratches). This quiet cat burglar never, ever growls or hisses back at Bonnie, but recently he started meowing softly to her. We honestly feared Bonnie would try to kill a kitten, but she's afraid to touch him. She wacks him as thou she's afraid he has cooties. They look serious and make a lot of noise, but no one gets hurt - ever! Anyway, take my advice with a grain of salt!!!

I've been reading Cat vs Cat, which says it's best to introduce cats slowly and 1 sense at a time; let them hear each other thru the door, then take a Rosie-scented towel to Cairo and vice-versa. Feed Rosie right outside Cairo's room. Hissing and growling is normal - they're cats, not dogs, so not pack animals. It sounds like they're already roaming the house, but you might separate them when you're out, with a baby gate (V goes right over, B doesn't) or door propped open a paw-width (we don't have any to do this). If you can give them even territory this way, great. Each gets private food, water, and litterbox. It's only temporary.

You want the times they spend together to be positive; Bonnie needs to think "When I'm with Victor, good things happen," so I sit between B&V to feed them treats. If she was more playful, I'd try playing with both at the same time (two wand toys) or together, but B's not into that just yet. B's attention is focused on V when he's near. B is recently allowing V closer to her for treats; he can be next to her without getting hissed at (B begs, V spins - pics eventually!). Their food dishes are in different rooms, tho they eat from either. V chases the first full bowl, upsetting B if it's in her spot. I put a bowl down for V first, then B and she waits nicely. The litter boxes are both in the laundry room and again, they each use either. They share the water fountain. The common theme is, if you see they are having trouble sharing something, make sure there are two and they are separated. Keep visibility and escape routes in mind; don't let Cairo sneak up on Rosie while she's eating or pottying.

Give Rosie lots of attention. The Book recommends trying to distract V when he's about to pounce B. Not easy - he thinks she'd be the bestest cat toy. Don't interfere with their fights unless you see teeth and claws. Even the few times Bonnie has played chase with Victor, she growls and fusses! They'll figure out their territory. Eventually.

Rose said...

Valinda, I have heard of "An Inconvenient Truth" and thinking it is a must-see...I have this secret,ahh I mean situation on my mind, and I can't think exactly what it was about, but I do mean to see it...politics wind me up, and it's too late at night for me to ge wired, that's why I'm trying not to think about the secret, no MOVIE too much right now...gonna do a search on it tomorrow...I used to do searches for FedEx...I was good at it...could tell when a package was picked up, if it was in transit, ETA's, origin and destination addresses, yep, no secrets from me, what I mean is I kept no secrets from our customers...
augh! Ciao!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Rose...give it up! Go to bed...you will NEVER figure it out! Besides, this is fun! :)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

MPS: Sleep well fellow conspiritors! We can tease & torture more tomorrow!

:)

katnippia said...

Kathleen- I use that Feli-way with my kitty crew. It works wonders if you ask me. Sia and Shamy still get into it over lovers from mommy, but when i spray it they relax. they even have a plug in version of it.

Emma's Kat said...

Good night all! Secrets, secrets...who's got a secret!? Isn't that a song or something? Lol! Good night!

Karen C. said...

I'm here *sigh*. I wasn't pouting, I was riding the bus and walking for 2 1/2 hours to get home *sigh*. It's exhausting *sigh*. I wish I had some exciting news to make me feel better *really huge sigh*.

Rose - Beware! These people are trying to drive us crazy!

Rose said...

Oh, THIS is great...I LOVE "All-American Rejects", but now I can't get that song out of my head...
"I'll make you my Dirty Little Secret..."

Rose said...

Karen C.
If they are trying to drive us crazy, with me, it's a short trip...

Rose said...

Karen, do you realize there's a good thing and a bad thing about tomorrow? The GOOD thing is, it's FRIDAY, and you'll have a day free of your awe-inspiring trek to work on Saturday, right?
The bad thing? There's this "secret thing" hanging over our heads over the weekend...
Hey , now Wait!! HOW DID I GET INTO THIS??? I WANNA KNOWWWWW!!

Drugs...Rx, always...I need my drugs...

You guys happy now???? ::heh-heh::

Emma's Kat said...

LOL!! Hehehehuahmuahahhahaha!!!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

[evil laugh fading in the distance.....]

Rose said...

this has also aggrivated my MPD, I'll have you notice...

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Oh sure, Rose, blame us for that now. Really!

Emma's Kat said...

Okay! I'm going to bed for real now!! Good night! ::after shutting computer down, Kat walks to the bathroom to brush her teeth. As she walks she's singing a little tune. "I'll make you my dirty little Secret..." [start evil laughter again!]::

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, as you can see it is quite early morning. I woke up and could not get back to sleep. Guilt, you might ask.....Nope -- just the overwhelming need to torture....err..tease some more :) .

Kat: Love our theme song "Dirty Little Secret"!

Now Rose...blaming us for MPD...not gonna work...we are all afflicted with that! Although your whining is impressive! :) You will find out ....oh I would say by next Tues. or Wed., but until then (evil laughter abounds).

Karen C: I'm so sorry about your horrible commute. Here...I'll tell you something to cheer you up....you see...there is this secret...and it involves...YOU!

How was that :)! Did I help?

Okay, enough early morning teasing for now. Back to bed to sleep the sleep of innocence---OH SURE!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Okay, Karen C, here is an early morning clue for you about your secret...it's something we know you don't already have. Heh-heh-heh. We can absolutely guarantee it!

There, she should guess it easy now. She's had how many...? Four, five clues...great clues, I might add.

[light melody on the air...sounds like...can it be?..."dirty little secret" plays in the background as the scene fades to black]

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Danielle,
We've got our finger, toes and eyes crossed for your luck tonight...Red Car, Red Car, Red Car...

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Good Morning! ML: now, you know that it is mean to keep teasing Karen C. & Rose....which is why it is so much fun!

Ahhh....love that song (dirty litle secret)! Our new theme song!

Good morning Karen C. & Rose, please excuse the teasing.....simple can't help it!

Kim said...

My goodness ladies! You've been quite busy!!!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Well, Kim, you're in on this now, right. Both Karen C and Rose?

So let's hear a few hums of "dirty little secret"...!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

But actually, Kim should be finding something in her mailbox today. Hmmmm, wonder what it could be?????

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Why ML, I simply can't imagine what Kim could be finding? Whatever do you mean? :)

Kim: sorry, could not let you in on this particular "dirty little secret" -- (evil laughter ensues)

Kim said...

AH, my computer tells me that lazy bones herself just got online! It was a late night for a few naughty little girls!

Oh, I already know what's coming too me though! I'm still SOOO excited!!!! All I'll say is this, Deb, ML, you're more alike than you know!!! But, I shall wait, anxiously, I mean patiently and will never the less by very surprised. Talk about a run on sentence!!!

Riquel said...

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ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kim,
Don't tell me I told you about your surprise already????

I hate it when I do that. I'm so bad at keeping secrets.

Kim said...

ML, if it makes you feel better then NO, you didn't tell me! I'm "enlightened " and guessed on my own! Yeah, that's it, that's my story! "Enlightened!"

Kim said...

It's OK Riquel, I'm often lost myself when it comes to this group!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kim: okay, who told you? Did I? By mistake? ML: is she just "messing" with us now? hmmm...need to know ...

ML: Put poor Riquel out of her misery and confusion. Let her in on the secret(s)!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Aha! So Kim, you are just giving us a "taste of our own medicine" -- you don't really know.....err...do you?

ML: not so much fun when "the shoe is on the other foot"! But, not falling for it. How could Kim possibly know.....unless the mailman came early :) .

Kim said...

OMG! I just thought about a commercial that suddenly made me laugh so hard!!! Do you know the Reese Pieces commercial that has the guy with the super long beard and he's applying for a job? I love the line at the end when he says "experience, yeah." Something about that just all of a sudden made me die with laughter! My kids think I'm crazy!!!!

Kim said...

I guess you'll never know if I'm telling the truth or not. The Mailman has not come yet so that theory is out. I left you a clue as to if I really knew or not. Shall I repeat it? Deb, you and ML are more alike in your thinking than you know. Does this help?

Rose said...

Good morning my FuZZ Family!

Good morning again, Buddy old pal!
On second viewing, you look as confused as I feel...you've been hangin' around for a bit, have you heard anything about some sort of, oh, seret thing??? Just wondered.

Just got through finishing my post on the Royals' site. Does anyone else find that it seems to take forever to type an entry on Blogger, or is it me because I've been distracted???

NO COFFEE???! brb

Aaahhhh! Mo' bettah...

Now, where was I? Oh, know what?
I feel a need for some toast with Orange Marmalade...Buddy gave me the idea...

chat later!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Okay, the tormenting will continue on Levi's blog. Meet you there :) .

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