Friday, July 21, 2006

Kat's Korner >^..^<


"People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life." - Faith Resnick

*Bari's foster family still need furrever homes!! If you live in the TX area and are looking to adopt a kitty, visit her site at www.cathappy.com !*

~Blog of Interest: Melange~

90 comments:

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! It's the weekend yet again! Gonna be a busy day this morning...folding clothes! So much fun too! But my sis and me are going out tonight, so, clothes I can handle. Well, off to start breakfast!

Love this picture, btw! Can't remember who sent it in what email, when, but I've been looking to find a picture to go with this quote!! Tease...I mean chat later! Where'd tease come from, huh?

Kim said...

This is a great quote! The picture goes with it perfectly!

And their off, let the teasing begin!

Good Morning Fuzz!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family! I do love this picture. It is so funny. Kat: Thank you for keeping Bari's site on your site. By the way Kat....don't we have a DLS (dirty little secret) from ML now. Let the T,T&T begin! And....of course Rose is still in the game.

MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Whoops, MPD: I'm going to go and pick up my "nephew" Rocky this morning. Rocky is my sister's, Retta, pomeranian puppy -- 8 months old. He weighs about 5 pounds. His mummie is going on a four day trip to San Francisco, so I get to Rocky-sit! Excitement! I'll send pictures! (don't worry, the Taylor cats won't even know he is here....unles....don't tell okay?)

By the way, feeling MUCH better today, Torture doc is a miracle worker!

Have a great day Fuzz Family!

Oh, and I GOT MY CERAMIC KITTY! Orinch.....so excited......YIPPEE! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP ML....but still gonna T,T&T you....can't help it!

Kim said...

I know your dirty little secret! HEE HEE HEE!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hey, Kim, who told? Don't mind---even more people to T,T&T ML. I love her....really I do.

Rose: you will still get your fare share of T,T&T! Don't worry. :)

Kim said...

Deb, guess what?! You're the next to be TT&T!!!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
What do you think Kat, should we just as bad with Deb?!!!

"And the Beat Goes On!" HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! LMAO!!!!!

Kim said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! You HAVE to check out the kitten today at Kitten Picture Blog! Chris always finds the greatest pictures of kittens!!! This one is just so precious!!!

Rose said...

Good Day, Fuzz Family!

I love that picture, too! Some people just have a camera at the right time and place and snap a picture...I wonder if they know that picture's going be seen by countless people who will have a smile over it...Isn't that a great thing, spreading smiles around?!
I've always loved that quote, too...my oldest brother, the Sadistic Cat Hater? I always went to my room and my FuZZez and thought how I COULDN'T WAIT for his next life as a mouse!

I did some work on my blog - got stuck on a question that I know I should know BUT...ML, What is a URL???? I know I have one, but I don't know where to find it! It's probably with my missing socks and several billion brain cells that went missing recently!

I'll be checking in, taking my lashings like a good victim...
TT&T...Torture, tease and torment...did I get it right?!
Since ML is a victim now, can I be initiated into the TT&T Club??!
I really do love you to pieces, ML!!

I think I have to go to cut my nails...it's either that, or my keyboard IS in end-stage something...

TTFN!!

Cecilia said...

Rose, the URL is the web adres for your blog. Your's should be http://fuzz-zone.blogspot.com/

Rose said...

cecilia, thank you! I tried Rose and the Royals, but it didn't take...I guess Blogger recognizes the site as Fuzz-Zone...gotta check it out! Thanks again!

Karen C. said...

Rose - just change the name (title) and leave the URL as is. That's what I did with the FFCA, after the vote decided on the new name. By the way, I plan to update that site this weekend. Sorry for the delay, but with the sad death of my car and other things going on, I had a bit of a delay. I can only focus on a few "serious" matters at a time. That's why I decided to let my kitties have a blog - it's relaxing and fun for me.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Rose, just got up "YES".
I'll send you a tutorial later today on how to change the actual blogsite name, okay. Gotta run right now, am late for a few errands.
It's easy-- like everything else on the computer -- once you know how. It's that knowing that is such a problem! The worst part is having to notify the other parties who list your blogsite of the name change.
See you guys later.
PS: I vote for Kat for TT&T next!
[evil laugh]

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Really? We thought you let us have a blog cause you loves us so furry much - that's what you told US anyway. So, people, you did a great job of TT&T to our Lady an she got her surprise an she LOVES IT so thanks specially to ML fur findin it an sendin it an thanks to effurryone else fur playin along wif the secret cause it was fun! The Lady is gonna take a picture of us wif her beautiful pillow 'cept she's gonna make sure Cocoa's teeth stay away from the buttons cause he's a big time biter of stuffs. She says she's gonna post the picture on our bloggie after she takes it. If you wanna see pictures of me wif my new nip toy, you can go to our bloggie today.
Grr

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

(that furrst part of our post was to our Lady)

BariD said...

Hello all...I love this pic too...and thanks for the reminder about our foster family needing homes. Sadie now has a family of her own, but Lovey, Cosmos and Torti need placed, so anything anyone can do is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks everyone!

Bari of Cat Happy

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Okay, Rose, Karen C and Kat, I emailed you a little Step by Step cheatsheat (with screenshots) on how to change the blogsite name (i.e., www.fuzz-zone.blogspot.com). The "real deal", not the Previous Posts name (i.e., "Good Morning, Loyal Subjects!...")
I'm thinking about posting these little "cheat sheets" on a separate blog so you can refer to them as needed, what do you all think???
Maybe making a couple for the basics, like getting started, adding photos, adding a photo to your comments???
Let me know what you think of this idea and what you would like to see there.

Kim said...

ML, YES, please do that!!!! I can use all the help I can get with my blogs!

Emma's Kat said...

Did someone say my name earlier?? I though I heard it. Oh well! Hum hum hum hum hum hum hum secret... ;P

Rose said...

ML
Just used your "cheat sheet" to change the blog name officially, and IT WORKS!!
so, now it's
www.RoseandtheRoyals.blogspot.com
I'll send out e-mails, too!

Thanks Again!!

Karen C. said...

Rose? Did you change your URL? Your blog has disappeared...

Karen C. said...

Wow - we posted the question and answer at the exact same time! Isn't there some saying about "great minds" that must apply to us? I'll go fix your link on my kitties' blog. By the way, they're lonely. Drop by and leave a comment if you're not busy...

momsbusy said...

ml, a blog with cheatsheet info would be great. i'm not good at this blog stuff yet. i can post but not some of the other stuff.

Emma's Kat said...

ML - The next subject for your cheat sheets, needs to be how to add links on the tease...er, template. Kim's not sure on how to do this and I was gonna set up a test site, but you could add it to the Cheat Sheet site. Btw, I couldn't get my F11 key or the Print Screen button to work. Oh well. Not worried about it.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kat,

First, the F11 Key: While in IE, press the F11 key. You should see some of the toolbars across the top disappear. Press it again to make them reappear.

Or from the Menu Bar, select VIEW, then FULL SCREEN (note it says F11 beside it, a hint how to restore the screen). Going thru the VIEW menu really clears that screen.

Second, the Print Screen Key: Pressing Print Screen only sends a copy of the current visible screen to the Windows Clipboard. You are on your own to manipulate it after that.

You can go into any graphic application (such as Microsoft Paint, PhotoShop, IrfanView) and click on EDIT, PASTE (or use Ctrl+V) to insert the contents of the Clipboard. You can also insert (via PASTE or Ctrl+V) into MS Word, Excel, etc.

There are also a bunch of 3rd party clipboard utilities on the internet.

Hope this helps. Sorry it's so long, get really carried away talking (or posting) about cats or computers!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I'll work on the ADDING LINKS Step by Step tutorial next. It's more of a challenge because you actually have to go into the raw HTML code. Kat, you've been there, you know what a mess it is.

The links are already included in the template, in theory ALL you have to do is find them (they are near the end) and then edit/add in your own.

That's why I had suggested a Fuzz Family Link List -- up to date and inclusive -- that you could merely cut and paste into your template, then edit out any you didn't want :( and add in whatever else you wanted.

And, thanks to all of you (again), I have the beginnings of my next article. Cat blogging, using bloggers, etc. Yippppeeeee!

Hey, Rose, heard any good secrets lately? Checked your mailbox? Oh, wait, that's a couple of days away...! Never mind!

caspersmom said...

Love you gals, you are so entertaining. Doggone can't TT&T Karen C. but Rose you are still up for that "dirty little secret." ML when you e-mail any info on stuff for the blogger will you please remember me as I will probably need that kind of help down the line. I want to put Links on caspers blog and haven't figured it out yet. Probably one very easy thing and I can't see it.

Karen C. What a darling pillow. Bet poor Grr, Midnight and Cocoa will not be able to sleep on it. Probably get their picture on it and up it goes. Cocoa, you be a good kitty and don't get your teeth on the pillow

Rose said...

Evening, all!

I've been playing with copy and paste most of the day...getting a kick out of it, although poor Deb's going to be getting something of a Multiple Puuursonality Disorder e-mail! And FOR SHAME ON ME!!! The Queen Mother didn't even properly identify Marigold in the picture-I thought it was Brutus! In any event, I went and submitted it to TDK, with a bio for BRUTUS! Then, I resubmitted it, and wrote to kittenmaster about my mistake, SO Brain Dead am I!
Another good bit of news! I got a ceramic kitty! An orange one named Daisy! I was hoping I'd get her.
...get it? Daisy...Marigold...
ah well...
Shut My Mouth if I didn't think I got that DLS* Package today! I opened it and it was a bag of treats called "feline Greenies", designed to clean teeth and freshen breath...Of course, Brutus'
antennae goes up when I open the bag now, but Marigold and Emily could take it or leave it...guess like all us females, keeping an eye on our girlish figures...some of us keep an eye on it heading south, but we're always keeping an eye on it...anyway, I finally remembered where the treats came from. Dee from Tampa put a link to the company offering free samples...I'll have to find it, brb
think it's www.greenies.com or www.smarttreater.com OR info@greenies.com...
Kat, Thank You for putting Rose and the Royals on your links site!

Well, think I'll watch a bit of telly; my face is sore, wearing these glasses almost 12 hours now!
I don't know what I did with my time before I got this computer past January!

be checking in later. not enough TT&T today!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hello to all! Rose & ML: SECRETS...SECRETS...SECRETS...MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!! Rose, you will put out of your misery on Tuesday, ML: not sure about your timeline yet. HOLD THE PHONE....WHAT THE HECK....I'M NEXT FOR T T & T. I invented T,T & T. Therefore I am immune! Arent I......ahhhhhh...I much better at "dishing it out"!

My "nephew" Rocky, the Pomeranian, will be staying at the Taylor Cat House until next Thursday. My sis went out of town. The cats don't know what he is. He doesn't bark, growl, snarl...or do anything doggie-like. He is a 6 lb. fuzz ball! He is extremely energetic & loves to go outside in the backyard...supervised! The kitties seem completely unfazed!

Okay, whistling starts.....dirty, little secrets are so much fun!

Rose, ML: Let's play "I've got a secret"! Ahhh....such is the bliss of being the teaser and not the teasee! :)

Kim said...

AAAHHH, but dear Debra Taylor, you are the teasee!!!! Or at least one of them. You're not immune in the least my dear friend. So what do you think of that?!!!

Where's Donna? Has anyone heard from her? I think Danni asked about her the other day too. I hope all is well at the Rode household.

And Rosie, where the H E double hocky sticks is Rosie? Rose, tell Madame to get her but back here and say hello to everyone.

Yes, I have another blog. It's more of a "whatever" type of site. I'm writing about whatever tickles my fancy. I have written two today that have disappeared everytime I've tried to edit them. So I've given up for the day and will start again tomorrow. One good thing, part of my post is still there, waiting for me to finish it. As it turns out, it's all about you girls.

I won't be up late this eventide. I'm tired, down in the dumps, and miss my Mommy. I hate going to New Orleans but miss seeing my parents. I can't wait until they retire and move somewhere up here.

See, even this post is a downer, sorry. I'll go eat some worms right now. LOL! Hey, Kat went out tonight and didn't bring us along!!! Going to have to give her what for tomorrow!!!! LOL!!!

Monica, you're great. I just had to say that. SO are you Rose, ML, Deb, all of you!!!! You truly are wonderful!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kim: Don't go and eat worms! Wanna know a secret? Will that cheer you up? I got to see my mommy today...she is in a nursing home in Baytown; she has Alzheimer's, but today was a good day. Sloane & I took Rock (my doggie nephew) to visit her. She loved that! Then we took Rocky all around the nursing home to visit whoever we came across. He is such a good doggie, no barking, etc.

So...CHEER UP! Your Fuzz Family loves you!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WHOOPS, MPD: Now, Fuzz Family, lets discuss the T, T & T of ME! I really think that I qualify for immunity! I'm much better at teasing! Really....now think about it....shouldn't I be disqualified from being Triple T'ed? pretty please....come on.....small voice pleading.........

Kim said...

Deb, that's so sweet! And I'm so glad your Mom was having a good day!! I know the people in the home loved seeing Rocky!

No dear, you gotta take it just like everybody else! HEE HEE HEE HEE!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, heck....Kim....care to share the worms?

Kim said...

"...my dirty little secret..."
Nope, already ate them. LOL!!!

You know, it's funny, Simon is not a catnip cat. But fat, I mean, fluffy, ole Oscar is!!! I'm having a ball just sitting here, watching my cat fall in love!!!

Emma's Kat said...

Deb! Are you whining!!?? Well...go ahead! It won't affect the Triple T effect!! Ha! Go listen to the theme song and...be prepared!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I should have immunity.

Emma's Kat said...

Has Deb left the party?!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I should have immunity.

Kim said...

No ML, no one is immune!!! LOL!

Good Night ladies, see you tomorrow!

Oh, by the way, everytime I see MBE, I think it's Casper!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

You'll have to check out Missy's and Casper's blogs, honestly, I can't tell them apart. Except that Casper has some "cattitude" in his face, sort of a "damn I'm good" look (and he is).

Well, wish you all could think of something to post other than Triple T, TT&T, secret(s), [evil laughter]...you get what I'm saying.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kat -- "think turtle".
What the heck is that supposed to mean???????

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Okay, ML, I asked for the immunity first....I should have it (whining....terrible whining!) Kim, you didn't save me any worms? Well....heck....something else to whine about! ML: are you tired of us? Sweet, adorable, innocent us? Okay, something new to post: Hmmm...the pressure....okay, here is something...Rocky the Rock Star is stretched out on my bed, sound asleep! Such cuteness! But, before he went to sleep, he was kinda humming a song.....:)

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Oh, Deb, just when I thought it was safe to read your stupid post. For shame on you, using a tiny innocent puppy to lure someone into a false sense of security. Shame, shame, shame.

It's really not so much fun to be on the other side of all this. Really not fun at all.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

says in small voice: i'm very sorry that i used the very cute puppy to lure you....but IT WORKED!!!!!!!!

Hey, Missy & Bear know the secret...maybe you can bribe them!

GOOD NIGHT ALL! :)

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

YOU TOLD MISSY!!! AND BEAR!!!
[...whining...]But not me.

Fuzz Pack, Deb told Missy and Bear. Can you believe that.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, Missy & Bear sent me an emaill begging to be let in on the secret.........wait a minute.........that was you......my mistake. MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA...Perhaps you can coax it out of them?

Kim said...

Ladies, for goodness sake, get some sleep!!! If my kids were more considerate, I'd still be in bed now! But as luck would have it, I've been up for half and hour already. They got me up at 5:30!!! Why do they torment me so?!!!

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! Oh, Kim! 5:30!! So sorry for you! Well, I gotta start gettin' everyone movin'! Big day today! We're having a surprise b-day party for my Granny at our church! Wow, another "dirty little secret"! She doesn't know anything about it! Kinda just like Rose, ML and ::drum roll:: now DEB!
MUAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Bye4now!

Kim said...

Kat, that sounds like so much fun!!! I hope you have a wonderful time!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

It's Sunday a.m. and Bear has me up for a few hours.

Guess I was feeling so, uh, tormented yesterday I failed to mention how much I enjoyed the quote and picture Kat posted.

Check out Grr, Cocoa & Midnight's blogsite to see pictures of the new Catnip Pillows they got. Unfortunately, there was only one pillow, a Huge Mistake which has since
been corrected.

Don't know what is going on around here, Missy and Bear keep humming and whispering...????

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi! Well I've been up since about 4:30. Couldn't sleep. ML: I'm sorry that your are feeling T,T & T maybe you need some TLC! As for Missy & Bear....they are just in a conspirital.....I mean spirtial mood ... i guess! I've been outside playing with Rocky. He is such a sweetie. He loves it outside...but, it is much too hot & humid for Auntie Deb....the things we do for our loves!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

MPD: Well, heck, can't spell for nothing this morning. I clearly meant that maybe Bear & Missy are just conspiring....or feeling Spiritual. Okay, Rocky is calling me...gotta go :)

Kim said...

Don't you wish blogger had spell check for comments?! I'll forgive you if you'll forgive me. I'm a horrible speller! Honestly, I'm not unedumacted! Just so you know, I spelled that wrong on purpose! LOL!

I took a little nap on the couch. Casey curled up with me while we were all laying on the couch, watching cartoons. Next thing I know, an hour and a half has passed. Oops! I was so tired!!!

Deb, GREAT PICTURES!!!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kim: ahh...a nap curled up with Casey....sounds like heaven! I've been outside with Rocky. He likes to run around the backyard. Auntie Deb thinks it is hot & humid, but oh well...we came in for a little break and some A/C. Well, I kinda overwhelmed you with pictures. I just love taking pictures! But I guess that is obvious. Know what else I love...besides dirty little secrets...looking at pictures....hint....hint....not so subtle hint .....Bear & Missy have been humming a song to ML!

Rose said...

Happy Sunday, my FuZZ Family!

Just wanted to check in to say hi to everyone. I did something to my neck that is sharing it's pain with the center of my spine. Dr.Deb, is that some kind of sciatica? I may need a referral to Dr.No. He seems obsessed by needles, but the relief you feel is worth it. When I was around 6, my father took me to a doctor for an earrache. I was terrified of needles, and cried the whole time, until the doc produced a syringe of penicillin, and told my father to pull my undies down...well, this kid wasn't having it, I screamed "I'm allergic to needles!!" and went running out of the office and to the car. I was victorious, no shot that day. But what was uncanny, was that a year later, I got strep throat, and our new doctor prescribed Penicillin in a liquid form. At the end of the day, I came all out in hives. My mother called the doc, and he said I was allergic to penicillin and to stop giving it to me, just as I was beginning to like the taste of the stuff! So, see, I was right about "being allergic to needles"! I've had all sorts of needles, and IV's and PICC lines and biopsies etc etc...I watch the phlebotomist stick me for a blood draw, I don't care anymore.
Kat, your mom must be wearing a grin from ear-to-ear 'bout now! Wish her "Many Happy Returns" from The Royals!
I'll check in later with you all...
TTFN!

Rose said...

OH ML!
Happy Sunday!
I just had a wee question for you...::heh-heh::...I want to change the "about me" section on my blog, because it's So Long, and I got this concerned e-mail from Rosie advising me NOT to get another kitten! I didn't know what she meant, and then this morning, at the bottom of the paragraph I say "we're looking to adopt another kitty"...We Be Done for now 'dopting kitties! UNTIL! I hit the Mega Millions, get a nice little Cape Cod house on at least 5 acres and build a nice cage free felines environment for Fuzzez needing furrever homes...I'll also have a pasture for aged horses to live their lives out in, and an on-call vet, the works!
Okay, I really have to give my new book a good read, I'll drop by later...
TTFN!

Karen C. said...

DR. DEB - Rose's story reminded me of something... My daughter is allergic to penicillin and breaks out in hives all over, but I have a problem of my own and I think I need to ask DR. DEB. See, I'm terribly allergic to cigarettes. If I'm anywhere near anyone who's smoking, I break out in horrible itchy hives on both arms from my wrists to my elbows only. Then I scratch because I have no will power. Then I get scars because I scratched. Well, now I avoid smokers like the plague and over indulge in Benedryl if I have to be near smoke, but for about a year (before I discovered the cause) I was spending a lot of time with a friend with cancer (helping her because she couldn't get out much - long story) and she smoked constantly (yes...cancer and still wouldn't give up the cigarettes), but I had hives constantly for a year and now I have scars that are very obvious. So my question to Dr. Deb is this...is there anything you know of (other than laser surgery, which I cannot afford) to minimize the appearance of old, very visible, light colored scars?

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Karen C. : Dr. Deb recommends: New-Skin® Scar Therapy™ is the new, easy, quick and effective way to make embarrassing scars less visible. It is a pleasant to use silicone gel that is clear, odorless, non-irritating and can be worn under makeup. Recommended by physicians for years. It helps make hypertrophic and keloid scars appear flatter and closer to your skin’s natural color. This is an over-the-counter medicine!

Rose: It sounds like you might have pinched a nerve -- copycat -- so ibuprofen, ice & bed rest...Dr. Deb's orders. It doesn't sound like sciatica -- that would be pain that runs down your buttocks & legs. Have you been lifting something heavy?

Hope I helped! Let me know!

Rose said...

Well Deb, I've been Fetching Prince Brutus out of the 'fridge on a regular basis...he's started going way back, like, tries to hide behind the egg carton? Since the neck pain sort of starts on the right side, I'll bet bending down the wrong way and reaching in to get him with my right hand probably did something...thank you for the advice! I only have aspirin today, but I can get ibuprophen from the pharmacy tomorrow (they deliver) That really IS the best all around pain med, and I'd rather not take my PRN if I don't have to...
Karen, I've heard of that scar treatment that Deb recommended, it's supposed to be really good. When I was in the hospital, a resident suggested it for my surgical scars, but since that procedure was only a laparoscopy, there are 4 of these teeny dime shaped scars, next to the 10" open incision straight down my abdomen!
Well, Dr Norland (the resident) was the sweetest doc-in-training I'd had, not to mention - HOT!
He meant well...
Just started reading "the South Beach Diet" and the shopping list for the first 2 weeks always looks extensive on a new diet! But this one seems realistic, repeating the same "staples" every other day, etc. Shouldn't cost much to get stocked for that...I just have all this pasta in my pantry, and I LOVE MY PASTA!! Maybe David and his mom (yet another Rose - rabid Yankees Fan, so definately no Yankees Bashing around her!) You can bash them all you like around David-he likes Cincinnati (sp).
Right now it's 97F with a heat index of 100F...gonna be worse tomorrow and that day - Tuesday -
through to Saturday at least...
this is the week when every NYC news station takes turns using "SUMMER IN THE CITY" as a sign off tune...any of yo remember that song??? A dozen Imaginary Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cookies to the first person who can recite the first line!!!
I'll beee baaackkk!

caspersmom said...

BTW ML, Bear told Amber all about the secret and Missy told Casper so they are running around here LOL.

caspersmom said...

Hey, Happy Birthday to Kat's Grandma. Hope she had a real royal surprise and had a lot of fun.

caspersmom said...

Oh BTW Kim, it's because they are kids that's why they torment you. I think you have such a nice looking family. Guess I can't remember everything before I push that publish button today. So it's MPS for me.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hot town summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. Been down, isn't it a pity, doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city...

Love that song as a kid. I was there -- Lovin' Spoonful! Yeah.

That's not what Bear and Missy are humming, however....

Rose said...

Hey, way to go ML!!!
Give that woman some Imaginary Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!!!
HooooRaaaaa!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Yea ME! I finally won!
[blows raspberry...]
eat your heart out, Riquel...!

...now what's that humming noise...
Rose, do you hear humming...????

And Rose, you should be getting your Catnip Package tomorrow or Tuesday. If you haven't seen it, check out Missy's blog and meet Mo, the Catnip Supervisor (he is sooooo cute).

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Guess Rose is fixing to have an exciting time this week...there's catnip goodies on the way...a cool ceramic cat, Daisy...and maybe, could it be, something else...?????

[whistling, off key, dirty little secrets...]

Rose said...

ooohhh, ML! You are Sooo Baaaddd!
You're having altogether too much fun at my expense here...oh! The Catnip! I can't wait too see the Royals take their first 'toke'!
Brutus won't be jumping into walls, he'll be hitting the ceiling!!! We can't wait for our 'ramic kitty, Daisy! That will make 3 ginger kitties!
We're not sure what title Daisy will recieve from HM Queen Emily.
She has to consult Burke's Peerage...

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I just emailed you a tutorial on changing the About Me portion of your blog. I laugh each time I read it, your plan to add a little brother for Emily. Little did you know back then when you wrote that, huh! You adopted a brother and a sister.

Who told you not to do that. Maybe they meant in addition to the young Royals and Emily (and Daisy)...?

Hey, I'm not bad, just trying to throw some of the heat off of me!!!! Did it work????

Kim said...

Sorry I've not been around much today. Dare I say why, oh what the hell! I was in the pool with Duncan and Casey! It was 97 here too. The pool felt great! I can't wait until we get the inground pool put in, not for two more years though!!! AARRRGGHHH!!!

I'm working on something and will get back with you later. I hopefully will have good news for you all, concerning Simon, very soon.

I'll be bach!!! (sounding like Arnold!)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, I leave for a little while to take a much needed cat nap ....and everyone has a party...with me (pouting)! Rose: The aspirin won't help your back pain because you need to be taking an anti-inflammatory. BRUTUS: LISTEN TO YOUR GODMOTHER DEB, STAY OUT OF THE FRIDGE (THAT BIG BOX THAT IS COLD)! YOU NEED TO BE A GOOD BOY & TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOMMY! (P.S. LOVE TO YOU & MARIGOLD, ALWAYS) -- EMILY TOOO!!!!!

Rose: dear friend, you are not allowed to gripe about the weather until you have spent a summer in HOUSTON, TEXAS -- where it was already 102 by 10a.m. & right now, at 7:20 p.m. it is still 101 degrees. KIM: HANG ON, I'M COMING OVER TO PLAY IN THE POOL! WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!

Okay, I'm confused, who is Simon?

ML: You should write a book about what you are doing -- a tutorial -- written in human speak! You are amazing. You beat me to "Summer in the City"! Great song....but not as good as the one that Missy, Bear, Amber....and a whole lot more are sining these days. MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA Haven't had any evil laughter, needed a fix.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WHOOPS: MPD: that shoud read WITHOUT ME!

Karen C. said...

Thanks for the advice Dr. Deb! I've spent the last 4 hours volunteering at the animal shelter, so now I'm off to the shower because my kitties are rejecting me.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Okay, I now know who Simon is and I feel caught up...sheesh, take one little nap and you just get left behind........Karen C: you are such an inspiration to everyone. Have I ever told you how much I LOVE your picture?

Kim said...

Deb, you're so right about Karen! She's such a giving person and very pretty to boot! I think what she's doing at that shelter is just wonderful! Those kitty's need someone to show them love!

katnippia said...

Good Evening Fuzz Family !!!!!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I was at a water park majority of the day, and boy was it hot here in Florida. I'm not sure how hot, but it was up there with the humidity.
Karen C.- I have to give you a great big bear hug for being able to volunteer at a shelter. I worked at one for a short time.

Kat - I love the quote for the weekend. I have a magnet that reads. People who hate cats must have been mice in a previous life.

Karen C. said...

Whoa. I go to take one little shower and I come back and find that I have compliments and a hug - all of which I appreciate and none of which I'm used to, so thank you. There was a sweet little tortie baby girl there who must have been just under 2 months old. She was in a plain metal cage in the treatment room when I got there. I asked what they were going to do with her (she was tiny and huddled in a scared little kitten ball in the corner of the horrible cage). They said they were taking her to the "Back Room" because she was feral and difficult to handle. Well, those who go to the "Back Room" don't get adopted, if you know what I mean. I put a finger through the bars and started petting her. She hissed once, but didn't move and was obviously just terrified. I told the vet that if they put her in the adoption room with the other "available" cats, I'd cuddle her for hours, if necessary. She has reddish brown and black fur with one all beige paw and the other 3 paws are spotted with colors. Her face is a typical torti mix of colors and her whiskers are beige on one side and black on the other. She's really adorable and has amazingly beautiful markings. Anyway, they considered it and then agreed to forgo the "Back Room". When I reached into her cage, she gave me a couple little hisses to say "I'm scared", but when I cuddled her to my chest, she never tensed up and never tried to get away. She enjoyed being petted and looked at me without hissing while I held her. Eventually she snuggled up and went to sleep in my arms. She needs lots more human contact, but I made sure all the employees there knew that she may be feral, but she sure isn't "hard to handle". I'm going to try to stop in there when I can during the week to pet her. Does anyone need a baby torti girl with amazingly beautiful fur?

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Well, I second, err, third what you all said about Karen C and have a bit to add to that. Not only is Karen C an inspiration, caring, gorgeous, but also extremely smart. Do you know she put together an old (ie, her) computer from parts? No one would help her, so she just went for it. She also got me on IM at the last minute (no pressure there).

So here's more cheers to Karen C, who really does deserve that & more!

Again, if you find someone who wants that adorable sounding kitten, I'll be happy to help with her Continental (thanks Deb & Rose) airfare.

Karen C. said...

Aww - thank you! You should see her. The fur on her back is reddish brown with black and is just stunning. All she needs is love and I know she'll get over being scared.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Get some photos of her out here, okay.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Karen C: If you can get that little baby to me, I will find her a home ASAP! Please don't let them "backroom" her. I will be happy to foster her!!! Let me know what I can do.
Karen C. -- we all love you! You are amazing. Want the kittie!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I'm off to get Rocky to bed, but I'll be back. Karen C., I'm not kidding. I want that kitty!!! I know I can find her a home!!!

Emma's Kat said...

I had two tortie sisters that were semi-ferral. They were rescued from a shed where a cat collector had at least 20 other cats/kittens! She fed them and they did have air conditioning and heat in the winter, but that was it! They came around totally in about 4 weeks. Just took patience and lots of pets and love! Then there was Benji and his group. Ferral from the day they were born! All four of the ones I fostered and all the others too, hissed and spit! At 5 weeks they were doing all this. But once you got them in your arms they calmed right down. Again, it took about 4 weeks and they were turned right around from being scared little hissing, spitting babies to sweet affectionate kittens! Time and love is all it takes!

So who has a secret?! I do. And Rose, ML and Deb are all involved in the secret! So, come on girls, I need some help TT&Ting them all!!
MUAHHAHAHA!!

Karen C. said...

Deb - Bless you! I'll see when I could get hold of her. They're closed tomorrow. Wouldn't I have to wait till she was bigger and braver to ship her? Maybe she could stay here for a little bit? What do you think?

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Actually, I would love to get her this weekend. Then I would have time to love her to pieces before I have to move. I KNOW I can find a home for her. So...just ship that baby to me. Friday or Saturday. I'm so excited! I'll put out "feelers" for a good home. Don't worry, I can do it!!
All you need to do is get her on the plane, is that a problem? I'll gladly pay for the trip. Let me know what the schedule is. I'm very flexible! SO EXCITED!!!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, since I've been up since 4:30 a.m., I think that Rocky & are going to turn in. Karen C. -- give me a call tomorrow about baby tortie (281)468-4468 or email me. I'm serious about wanting to help her!

Rose: Tell your friend at the shelter that they will have their a/c unit.

Whew, my magic wand is tired :)!!

Love you all Fuzz Family!!!

Nighty-night!

:)

Karen C. said...

Deb - the little torti girl came in exactly 1/2 hour before I got there, as a stray. She's SO little and didn't come in with any litter mates or mama. Someone must have found her abandoned somewhere, or maybe she wandered off from her feral family. In any case, it's obvious she hasn't had human contact. By law, they need to hold stray animals for 5 days, to give an owner a chance to come in and claim it. If an owner surrenders an animal at the counter, of course it could be available right away. They got this kitty in and tried to photograph it and determine sex, etc. to put her up for adoption. Because she was so scared, she hissed and was uncooperative and they labelled her as too feral to deal with and she was headed for the back room. They hadn't tried to love her or comfort her - they never gave her a chance. Now that they've seen that she's just scared and doesn't struggle, try to escape, or attack, she's in the adoption room, but is labelled as "behavioral problems". This means that the public can't handle her. Only employees or volunteers can work with her. The employees are too busy, most of the time, plus the dogs take up lots of time too. Therefore, there's not much of a chance for her to be socialized. There are very few volunteers, and most of them do dogs. I'm the only cat person I know of there (though I recruited a lady who came in today). Because of the 5 day law, she's not available till Friday (even though it's obvious she's never had an owner). I did ask an employee about the issue with the "behavioral problem" kitties. If you can't let the public handle them, how will someone fall in love and adopt them? The employee said they always hope that a rescue group will come in and foster one of those. If that doesn't happen, and the kitty doesn't grow to love humans on it's own somehow, well... So, Friday is the earliest I could get my hands on her. Are there health, weight, disposition, or any other restrictions for shipping animals?

debscats5 said...

Hi! I sent you an email with all the specifics in it. I'll give you a call tomorrow.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hi all.
Rose, I just made a donation via PayPal to the Here Kitty Kitty Shelter and told them you had referred me. Deb is going to beat me to the a/c, but they had lots of stuff listed that they need. Thanks for letting us know about that.

So exciting, another kitty coming in. Wow, Deb may have #6. It sounds beautiful from the way Karen described her.

And I've got the address for Oreo's friend who is down on their luck.

Whew, quite the evening. Hope I FINALLY got it all straight.

Good Night, Fuzz Pack.
Tomorrow there will be a new Cat of the Day.

Karen C. said...

I updated the FFCA. Hopefully I got it to where everyone will be happy. Let me know!