Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Princess

Here's my Princess. She came to me through some tragic circumstances when her previous keeper passed away. She helped me through some rough times and now we're a happy household full of love and cuddles. -David V.

98 comments:

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning all! I've had this picture for awhile and decided that, yes I was gonna post it! Sorry for the delay David V.! If you're reading this...Princess is a beautiful calico?? She looks like a tortie except for having the white smudge on her face. Love her coloring! If you have another picture, would love to post it along w/this one.

Deb - How are you this morning?? Hopefully not whining about your immunity idol ::rolls eyes::!! LOL! Btw, I threw it in the trash! Muahahahahahaha!

ML - Get out of the trash!!!!!!!!

Kim - You're up early! Kids, huh?

Danielle - Nevermind, I'll let ML speak to you! ;)

Claire said...

Princess is a beautiful girl and I do know what a comfort it is to have a loving pet. I'm sure you were as much of a comfort to her having lost her former keeper. Bless you for making her a part of your life and enjoy her love in return.

Emma's Kat said...

Btw, Did anyone read the pet tip for today?? That's not really a tip! And I'm not so sure I believe it!! How?

danielle said...

Good morning Fuzzies!
This kitty is beautiful! She looks like a lot of fun and a great comfort.

I wonder what ML has to say that is going to drive me nuts. Thanks Kat.

You have to go see the pictures web site!!!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

David V., your Princess is beautiful. Thank you for sharing her with us.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

MPD strikes:

Kat: Where did my idol go....how did you get it...trash....whine, whine, whine......Actually, I feel so much better & I am going back to the torture doctor again, this time for some lower back pain. Yeppers, I'm a sucker for punishment! :( there....does that get me my immunity idol back?....gotta go through my trash

ML: Get outta my trash! :) Your DSL should arrive by this weekend.

Kaaaaaaatttttttttttt: really, let's talk.....whining!

jess said...

Princess is very beautiful!! my kitties have definately helped me thru some bad times too. they are always a source of comfort and joy. i'm glad you are a happy household now!

Riquel said...

Princess is beautiful...love the little white smudge.

You fuzz packers are nuts! But I love ya.

katnippia said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family !!!!

Princess you are a very beautiful calli girl. David V. thanks for sharing her pic with all of us.

Question has anyones cat(s) EVER pooped on a bed?

Well I have a funny story, well it is to me at least.

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

RIQUEL--no, no, we've just convinced Paul that we "have a lot of fun," don't blow our cover!!

DAVID, your Princess is just beautiful. How wonderful that you were able to give her a second forever home.

KAREN S.-I couldn't comment yesterday, you sweet Bear reminded me so much of our dear Rudy(also at the Bridge). He was Paul's first love(of the cat variety), and was a very dignified gentleman cat. He sat up also, but for pats. He would beg by sitting with his butt on the back of Paul's chair, and the paws on Paul's shoulder. He would silently watch each bite from the plate to the mouth. No noise, no grabby paws, just WATCHING!! It worked every time!!

In all the excitement yesterday, did anyone notice that our dear RITA finally surfaced? If you're around, RITA, tell us what's going on. How's Bryan's hand, how are Toby and Gheeri doing, how are YOU, dear?? Inquiring Mummas want to know!!

Speaking of excitement, Blogger finally barfed up KC's picture, what a little darling!! I'm so happy for her. Rose, you must be over the moon, and you deserve it, girl. You and I have been to some of the same dark places, and we made it back.

Got to check out ALL the other sites, back later!

Kim said...

Good Morning All! Princess, you're so beautiful!!! Are you being posted because of you look like our new adopted neice, Rocky?
David V, sometimes we come together by something that's beyond us or our grasp. You two found each other in a time of need. Your story is a wonderful one. Your Princess really is a stunner!!! I hope you'll come on and talk about her some more!

Yes Kat, Sean strikes again! It's Ok, I've had a lot to do. I'm getting ready to take the kids up to the armory so that I can go to my hairdresser for a THREE HOUR APPT!!! I swear, it's no easy in-and-out job to cover the grays! LOL!!! I mean to get my hair highlighted!!!!!

Deb, glad you're feeling better. I do have to mention this though, with all the pain you PURPOSEFULLY inflick on yourself, I'm starting to think that you DO have a whole drawer full of leather bras AND panties!!! ROFL!!!

DONNA, LOA, ROSIE!!! WHERE ARE YOU?!!! You're missed!!!

danielle said...

I just wanted to say that I put up pictures on my venting site. Don't laugh there is one of me there. I also miss Rita, donna and Loa.

danielle said...

Here comes the MPD I also have some video of Jake if anyone wants.

momsbusy said...

kim, i agree, i think maybe deb might have a drawer full of leather unmentionables. ROFL

princess, you are so pretty and how lucky for david you were there for him in his time of need. so glad you have found your furever home with him.

david, do you have anymore pics of princess? would love to see what the rest of her looks like. what i see is so cute. she looks like she is a lap cat. is she?

rose, so glad you finally got your package. now ml will have to give you instructions on how to transfer the pics from the camera to the computer. it's easy though.

just a thought, if you join (no fee) kodak or snapfish photo galleries, you can upload your pics and put them in albums. then you can send an email (it has a way to email everyone in a group) inviting your firends to view your album. my family uses it to share the kids/grandkids pics. we can them download/print or order prints from the site. check it out. new users get 20 free prints. shipping is cheap too. also gives you a place for your photos to be "safe" if your computer crashes and you lose everything.

sorry that was so long. if you want more info i can post the website address tonight. it is bookmarked on mycomputer at home.

good to hear from the MIA fuzzpackers. where's loa???????

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

First of all, David, your cat is gorgeous. Sort of reminds me of KC, or maybe just 'cause I can't quit thinking of her.

I am so glad you rescued Princess from her tragic situation, and it sounds like she was there for you, as well. Maybe sometimes you will share more of the stories with us (or maybe not)...very glad you shared her with us. Do you have a blog or website with more photos (and hopefully stories). Thanks for sharing her!

Mumma, we may be nuts but they can't prove it!!! [whispering...can they?]

I'm thinking DLS and RIQUEL. I'm thinking it's RIQUEL'S turn...what do you all think?????

Let's see how I stand right now...Deb and Danielle have something in the works. Nothing fancy, just little "awww that's sweet" types of gifts. Think right now Kat is the only one who knows.

Hmmmm...where is the trash...mutters to self...must find Deb's idol FASSSST...don't worry Deb, I'll pass it on when I'm finished.

Kat, maybe we need a TT&T list so we can keep up???? This is even making my head hurt.

Yes, I did notice GS, Rita. So good to hear from her, hopefully we'll hear from her on a regular basis. She needs to come back so she can be DLS'd.

momsbusy said...

blogger just ate my comment!!!!!!arrrgggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

momsbusy said...

blogger just ate my comment!!!!!!arrrgggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

momsbusy said...

kim, i agree, i think maybe deb might have a drawer full of leather unmentionables. ROFL

princess, you are so pretty and how lucky for david you were there for him in his time of need. so glad you have found your furever home with him.

david, do you have anymore pics of princess? would love to see what the rest of her looks like. what i see is so cute. she looks like she is a lap cat. is she?

rose, so glad you finally got your package. now ml will have to give you instructions on how to transfer the pics from the camera to the computer. it's easy though.

just a thought, if you join (no fee) kodak or snapfish photo galleries, you can upload your pics and put them in albums. then you can send an email (it has a way to email everyone in a group) inviting your firends to view your album. my family uses it to share the kids/grandkids pics. we can them download/print or order prints from the site. check it out. new users get 20 free prints. shipping is cheap too. also gives you a place for your photos to be "safe" if your computer crashes and you lose everything.

sorry that was so long. if you want more info i can post the website address tonight. it is bookmarked on mycomputer at home.

good to hear from the MIA fuzzpackers. where's loa???????

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Be careful, everyone, the Blogger is slow and mean today.

Evidentally Momsbusy and I were posting at the same time, I thought for sure I had lost mine. Finally had to reboot. Fortunately, there it was.

Just a tip, if you have a long post (like NONE of us ever do), use the CTRL + A to highlight the whole comment before you post it. That way, if it is lost, you can go to a blank comment, position the cursor inside where you'd type, and use CTRL + V to paste the comment back.

If you ever had to reboot first, be sure to save it in something like Notepad first, as the memory will be erased during a reboot.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Also, when you post -- hit that Login and Publish button -- sit back and give it some time cause it's really slow.

Emma's Kat said...

Blogger is working on the problem, I think. It seems they will have an outage or whatever you call it at 5:00. Verry sllooww though!

ML - I was thinking the same thing about Miss Riquel!!

Cecilia said...

Princess, you are a cutie. Love the white shudge.

I'm taking a big chance now and hope I'll not be kicked out of the fuzz family for this. But what is the story with the ceramic cats (Green Wall cats)?
OK, stop throwing stuff at me. I appologize for my ignorance, but can someone please explain.

Emma's Kat said...

Ok, Cecelia- And we would never kick you! Maybe throw stuff, but never kick you! lol First off, visit Derby at www.derbysassycat.blogspot.com That is where it all started I do believe. I will link to him as soon as I get a chance. Just discovered him as there are so many good cat sites! Still haven't visited them all!! Anyway, you can also visit The House of (Mostly) Black Cats under my links. That is where I adopted my Green Wall Shelter kitty which I am hoping might arrive today! And if you want to know what a Green Wall Shelter is, just switch the Green and Wall around...Walgreens!? Get it?! I didn't till just recently...lol!

Rose said...

David, your Princess has a set of the most "knowing" eyes I've seen in a while. Yes, do you have a website and/or more pictures of Princess you'd care to share? I know what it's like to be up all night with worry and fright, and have a warm, snuggle with a cat. My poor Emily's been wet with my tears on many an occasion.

See, I said Blogger's needing a Colon Cleansing...I can't even get into The Royals' site!
You wouldn't believe what this comment window looks like...it's going to go missing, watch. (oh, you can't...if it goes missing, you'll never know I was here...)

It was nice to see a post from Rita! I actually had a dream about all the events yesterday, and when I woke up, I wondred if I'd just dreamed Rita posted! Nice to see it's real...Yes, Loa, where are you?!
well, here goes nuthin....Ctrl+A and Ctrl=V...

Emma's Kat said...

Okay, I've added a cute little feature to Emma's Blog and here at Kat's Cat. Do ya see it? Anyone received their Green Wall kitty yet?! Gonna go check the front porch now!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Danielle, LOVED the video of Jakey and the catnip. By the last video, he was feeling purty good. He is a major doll.
You should send those in to that catnip blog, just too cute.

Cecilia, I assembled a very detailed comment to post here about the Green Wall Kitties, but the blogger "ate" it. Got an apology screen, but no way to return to save my post. Yes, yes, I know...practice what you preach...yada...yada...yada. Anyway, I sent you a very detailed email explaining everything the way Karen C told me.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Yes, Kat, the cute little cursor of the cat and the camera. Very appropriate.

danielle said...

I see it and am stealing it. I haven't yet received mine.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

No, wait, it's a computer and a cat, even more appropriate.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Gotta type fast before the blogger goes boinkers.

First: Love this kitty -- so precious!

Second: Whose has been going through my trash & MY UNMENTIONABLES? IS NOTHING SACRED. So I have a few red leather ....um...items....is that so wrong? Where is my idol? Someone took it! AHHHHHHHH. Invasion of privacy! LOL

Kim said...

Hello Again my family! I LOOK FABULOUS!!! And I should for what he charges!!! LOL!!! A customer in the waiting room even told me that I have the perfect face and build for my hairstyle!!! I blushed and said thank you!!! I'm very bad about accepting compliments!!!

OK, I have a confession to make too. I didn't get the whole Green Wall kitties either, or what the ceramic cats were either. I thought they were just things you sponsored,not anything real. What does Walgreens have to do with cats? I went to the site, guess I didn't read it well or I was distracted (as if that would be the case?!)

GS, how is the hunt going? I was so glad to see your post. I've been thinking a lot about you and wondering how you were doing.

Simon, is going to be moving to Seattle. He won't be going for a few weeks so I still have that time with him. Alan's tried averything that the allergist has suggested and nothing helps. The home Simon is going to sounds perfect for him though. Must go sulk some more. Just an aside, I've trying to decide if maybe I would just send Alan instead!!! LOL!!

Danni, I want to see a video of Spot. I haven't seen any of them, not sure where to look for the link.

Karen C. said...

Princess is just lovely! It's wonderful what a loving, purring feline can do to improve any situation! I'd love to see more pictures too.

Kim - Congrats! Perky boobs AND great hair? Wow! I last went to a hair dresser in 1995. I can't stand for people to touch my head or face, but I'm odd.

I KNEW Blogger was being difficult and slow, but I'm so STUBBORN and I wanted to get my House Panthers logo/link up on my kitty site, so I was determined to try. First, I had no idea how to do it and I had to experiment with all that code which was bad enough without all the error messages and blogger is down messages and AAAARRRRGGGGHHH! But I got it. I did. YAY!

caspersmom said...

Thanks for sharing a picture of your Princess and I thought it was very nice of you to take her in when she lost her other Momma or Dad. She does look like she would give a lot of love and cuddles. She is very pretty. So glad that she was able to help you also as well as you help her. What are friends for, fuzzie or otherwise.

Emma's Kat said...

ML - The cursor is actually a computer and the kitty has the computer mouse in it's mouth. Cute huh!?

Kim - I'm so glad Simon has found a home so quickly! Is this the lady w/the female Siamese?? A girlfriend for Simon?

Deb - ::tightly grasping the immunity idol:: MUAHAHAHAHAHA! I love you Deb! ;)

Riquel said...

I have told my mom (Loa) that you all have been asking about her, she said that she just feels a little left out when she logs on cause everybody is talking about stuff that she knows nothing about, that and because she can't spell very well, so when she leaves her comments she is afraid no one can read them...I have told her that she is missed, and nobody cares that she can't spell, etc. etc. and if she wants to know about the little side conversations to ask, and most of the time you guys would fill her in, but maybe she needs some encouragement.... icelandic57@yahoo.com...put her name and the daily cat in the subject line though cause if she doesn't recongnize your email she might not read it. Let her know that you miss her!
Oh...and are people going to be evil laughing at me now?
Muhahahaha!

momsbusy said...

riquel, emailing your mom right now!

Kim said...

Riquel, I just emailed your Mom. I hope she'll come back too us!

Now, we need to find out what's going on with Donna. Has anyone heard from her? Is she on another trip?

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Looks like bloggers back -- for how long?

Yeah, Kat, I figured out it was a cat and computer right after I posted. Went back and entered a loooonnnnggg post and it disappeared. Argh. It's a cute little cursor however, even more appropriate.

Well, I've been hoping to hear from Deb. She may have sold her home here in Houston. While I don't want to see her leave, it will be good news for her.

Karen C, I couldn't post but did see the wonderful pictures of Cocoa (what a beauty) and your daughter (also a beauty). Such wonderful photos.

momsbusy said...

kim, did you notice what is on danielle's arm on her site?????

Rose said...

Well, Riquel, there's one way to make you're mom feel at home here again...make her the subject of a DLS! And I think I know JUST the thing! Mua-ha-ha-ha-ha! Now you all have me doing that! (I even e-mailed the evil laugh to David last night-that first went to Kim!) Your hairdresser sounds Wonderful!! You deserved the salon time! It's only once every so often, until your hair gets to that "what the?" length...I love your hair though, wish I had as much...! GETTING BACK TO OUR LOA! Yes! We need to lure her back with TT&T. An e-mail with all the abbreviations is in order, but I think she'll find it good sport, besides, I want to see more pictures of the Fuzzyluvers of hers! I love when she says she wants to give each cat of the day a big squeeze-I love the imagery!
I gotta e-mail her, too...
Kat where did you find that kitty at the computer thingy?! Honest to goodness, that has to be based on Marigold! She and Brutus both love to scramble all over me and the computer, and Marigold IS BITING MY MOUSE'S CORD!! I guess I need a cordless mouse, I don't want her to get shocked if she manages to bite through it...'course, I could TRAIN her,now THERE's a novel idea! Emily used to chew on all the appliance cords, and I got some Tabasco sauce and a pastry brush and painted it on the cords. No Problemos!! Felt at first like I was maybe being too creuel, but I was confined to bed at the time, and couldn't chase after throwing a tin can with pennies at her (which, by the way, she just laughed at...)
I'm missing a lot today...my mind is still on reading the camera instructions!!!! ::heh-heh:: I have to really resist the "oh, fudge with the manual, I'll just take this thing here and plug it in here...Uh-uh! Worked when I was in my teens, but have since lost a quantity of gray matter...
I gotta go play with my toy, now I mentioned it!!

Chat later!

momsbusy said...

hmmmmm, (okay so today i have mpd), wonder if we all should get matching tatoos at the reunion.




JUST KIDDING!!!!

Emma's Kat said...

Rose - There's a little Cursor mania icon at the top left of the site. Click it and you can get them free.

Kim said...

Hello Moms, Danielle's is bigger than mine. Ok, I'll have Alan take a picture and I'll post it on my blog. Along with the new hair do, although it's kinda died a bit due to the high humidity and 101 degree temp outside. I'll get pics though.

Yes, LOA should be the next "victim"!!!

Rose, from your picture, you have more hair than me!!! You have nice long hair! Mine is short because everytime I plan to let it grow out, it gets to that frustrating, in=between length. I just can't handle it!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi! First, Riquel: I just emailed you mom!

Danielle has a tatoo too? How cool. I feel so left out! Kim: gotta see yours!! Glad you had a day of glamour, you deserved it!

Ahhh...LOA as the next victim...I like it....how about if I volunteer to be UN-TRIPLED T'D AND LET LOA TAKE MY PLACE...see how unselfish I am :) !

Rose: resist the temptation....read the directions...do as I say...not as I do. Those directions would be toast right now....I have NO patience!

Ahhh..thanks Kat...I wanted that little cursor fellow too!

BIG NEWS: WE HAVE A OFFER ON THE HOUSE! CONFETTIE FALLING ALL AROUND!!!!! DON'T HAVE THE OFFER IN HAND YET, BUT MY REALTOR HAS SEEN IT AND IT DOES EXIST!!!!!!! MORE CONFETTI!! WE MIGHT HAVE TO VACATE A WEEK EARLIER, BUT WHO THE HECK CARES!!!!!!!!! CUE SONG...HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

YIPPEE YAHOO FOR DEB AND THE TAYLOR CAT HOUSE!! BALLOONS, CONFETTI, AND STREAMERS!!!

I know that ML and the Houston community will miss Deb, but wait 'til she starts on Our Nation's Capital!!!

I like the idea of Loa being our next victim, but(small voice) Danielle is on the hook next. Jakey and Spot are humming already. Teehee.

We can do Loa as well, we've now shown that we can Triple T more than one at a time!!

Then we have to start thinking about an housewarming gift for Deb--how about SIMON!! His name fits, and he's almost the right color. KIM, if Seattle falls through, we can send him to Deb!!

momsbusy said...

everyone remember little millie the kitten with the broken leg???!!! well she needs help again.

http://www.droppedin.com/

Kim said...

I WOULD LOVE THAT!!! There's nothing in the world that I'd love more than for Simon to live with a Fuzz!!!

DEB!!! HIP HIP HOORAY!!! I'm so happy for you!! Selling a house is so stressful!!! Buying one is just as stressful, at least that's out of the way!

Alan has graciously, grumblingly, taken a picture of my tatoo and my hair. I will work on my blog tonight and put them on there. I won't be around much tomorrow, I have to take Sean back to Little Rock for the millionth scan of his brain!!! This is getting old!!! I have to go next week too. I also have to take him to Fayetteville (hour and a half away) to see his Neurologist. All this travelling in killing my spirit, especially with gas at 2.91. I know, stop complaining, some have it even worse, it's just that when I'm travelling so much, it really eats at my wallet!

Hey Rose, you never answered our question...was the person in brown a GUY?!

Karen C. said...

$2.91? Can you send me some?

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL. I don't have the signed bid in my hot little hands yet, but my realtor has seen the "sacred document"!

Yippee! Pictures of Kim's tatoo, I can't wait!!! Sean has to go back already? Poor little guy & poor mommy. I know the traveling is not fun! Gas here in Houston is over $3.00 a gallon. Please keep me posted on Sean's outcome! Kiss that little head for me. Kiss Duncan & Casey too. I picked up a few goodies for them today!

Travel safe!

Okay, ML has all the K.C. Sherwood flight details. ML: can you post them, there are so many that I'm not sure how to "pare it down"!

Ahhhh....where oh where is that bid.......patience, must have patience :)

Love & purrs to all!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

[innocent voice] Deb is taking Simon? Oh, how wonderful. His name even starts with an "S" like all her other cats. I knew I kept thinking she has six cats, this is why. Thought I was just psycho too.

Remember, too, Riquel was next on the list to be Triple-T'd. Maybe Riquel & Loa together?????

From Missy & I right now, Danielle has something enroute, Deb has something on backorder, Karen has a package with catnip and kitty grass seeds, think that's it. And *** TA DA *** something is coming my way next week. Oh, and I've got an idea for Kat, but that's a week or so away, gotta check out a few things first. Eventually, I'll get everyone...heeeh heeeeh heeeeh.

If you didn't check out the Grr, Midnight & Cocoa blog, there are some great shots of the beautiful Cocoa. Wow. Those are three pretty kitties.

And please remember, it isn't KC Sherwood yet, that's up to Missy. But I'm doing my best, got some tips from the Houston Cat Hospital via Deb. [more sinster laughter....] Missy'll never know what hit her.

Riquel said...

for some reason I keep seeing my name and my moms name with "MUHAHAHAHA" behind it....is it just me or am I going crazy?

MUHAHAHAHA....lol...just typing that makes me laugh...maybe I am going crazy....well, at least I will be in good company

LOA said...

THANK you ladys for all your sweet email you know who u ar i am on her all the time trying to figure out whate %&&%%* u all ar taking about hahahahaha i have seen my name on her a lot to day and i see the word BIG ONE well i will take it and TTandT to lol now if u all know by now whate iam am taking about let me know ahhahahahahahahaahahh IGTSLI IGVN-OKUKNBB- ahahahahah u girls ar all sweet but littel kooky lalalala gat to go now and take my meds and put on my littel white jacket lol

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Miss KC Sherwood Flight Schedule
Saturday, 22 July 2006


Karen C & KC will arrive 6:30 a.m.
Departs LAX at 8:00 a.m.
Lands at IAC at 1:21 p.m.
Deb & ML will pick her up (and never put her down)

Continental Flight #136
Flight confirmation #C80361D1F


And Charley will accompany us as official photographer, not having emotional ties (yeah, right) to the tiny KC (...yet), he can objectively focus on photograhs.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hi Loa,
I've really missed you.
Welcome back...
Have they told you about the Triple-T'ing yet?????
Muahhhhahhhhahhhhahhhhahhhh
[really evil laughter]

Riquel said...

see I told you she was a little on the strange side... :o)

Riquel said...

she has a birthday coming up too!

Riquel said...

I meant my mom...not ML....lol

Riquel said...

on both those comments...okay..my brain is short circuting...time for bed

Karen C. said...

Loa - Don't you owe us pictures of JR MAN with a body attached?

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

ML - thank you for sayin such nice stuff bout us lotsa times! we love attention!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Yes, Riquel, we still doubt that you didn't squeeze JR Man's head completely off his furry little body. Just a wonder his eyeballs are still intact (if indeed they are, and you didn't photoshop them in to cover the nefarious deed).

[do I hear music?????]
Karen C, do I hear music???
Can't quite place the tune.

BTW, Karen C, does the lovely Princess here on Kat's today look like KC?

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh my goodness, where to start...taking a deep breath:

I wish I could take Simon, his name does start with an S, but alas, I have to share.

ML: Great update on the TRIPLE T'S (although I still protest & think I have immunity....even though my idol was stolen)-- Doesn't everone think the name "K.C. Sherwood" has a nice ring to it? Missy will love her -- I know it! Positive thoughts!

Also, ML: Great sumnation of K.C.'s schedule, especially the part where the two of us will pick her up and not put her down - true, so true!

LOA: WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG! WE MISSED YOU! You have a little white jacket too -- it probably matches mine! Anything you don't understand on this blog, just ask, because half the time I am clueless! :) (Hey, you do owe us a picture Jr. Man with body)

Riquel: Your mom is not weird -- at least not any weirder than the rest of us! When is her b'day?

Grr,Midnight & Cocoa: purrs & kisses from the Taylor Cat House!

Ahhhh...there, all finished....for now. Off to put the kitties to bed, clean up & put Rocky to bed. Rocky's mommy (my sis - Retta) will be coming into the airport at 6:00 and Rocky & I will be there to meet her.

Karen C. said...

She certainly does have that same lovely coloring. I don't know the exact differences between a tortie and a calico. Can someone tell me please?

What IS that music? Very distracting... Riquel, what's your mom's address? Maybe I'd like to send her a little birthday card...or something...MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Karen C. said...

Deb - How's your little white jacket look with that red leather thing you were talking about?

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Yes, Riquel, actually, we want both addresses, you both need birthday cards...or something!!!???

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Karen C. said...

I'm leaving work now (almost 8 PM) and I'll be hummmmmming all the way home.....

Riquel said...

Her b-day is July 22
I will email you her address, just in case there are any weirdos lurking.....other than us that is...LOL

Kim said...

Hi Loa!!! Welcome back!!! I'm so happy to see you, well, you know what I mean. I agree, these ladies are crazy! LOL!!! Not me though, I'm the most sane person I know! Just don't wake me yet, I like thinking that!

I need to go to bed. I have a long day and a lot of driving to do. I'm not posting on my blog tonight so look for something in a day or two. The tatoo pic came out nice, but it's time to have the yellow touched up. The picture of me isn't half bad, for a change! I don't usually photograph well!

Just got an email from Simon's new Mommy. He will be going to live with her and her husband and other Flame Point Siamese, Mew, in three weeks. AND, he's going to be getting the micro chip. I really like that idea as they live in such a large city. His new home sounds wonderful! I am so sad to have to give him up but at least I know he'll be well cared for and loved!!!!

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW!!! Kat, I'll try to vote if I'm home. If I can't vote, I just want you to know that I would vote for you, you're site is the best. You brought us together!!!

Good Night my friends!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Okay, all you ever wanted to know about Torties & Callies:

Tortoiseshell is a coloring found in cats caused by a combination of specific genetic traits. It is a mix of phaeomelanin based colors (red) and eumelanin based color (black, chocolate and cinnamon). The pattern results in a cat with patches of red and patches of black, chocolate or cinnamon. The size of the patches can vary from a fine speckled pattern to large areas of colour. Dilution genes may modify the coloring, lightening the fur to a mix of cream and blue, lilac or fawn. Occasionally brown or blue/grey tabby patterns are also seen (sometimes called "torbies"). Tortoiseshell also can be expressed in the pointed pattern. The description "tortoiseshell" (also called "calimanco" or "clouded tiger" in North America) is correctly reserved for cats with coats that have no white markings, while those that are largely white with orange and black patches are described as calico (in the United States) or tortoiseshell-and-white (in the UK). Tortoiseshells and calicos are not specific breeds of cat. The tortoiseshell markings appear in many different breeds.
Coat coloration in cats is complex, and controlled by several genes. One gene involved has two alleles: the Orange allele, O, which is the dominant form, (i.e., XO), and produces orange fur; and the "Black" allele, "o", which is the recessive form, (i.e., Xo), and produces black fur.
For a cat to be calico, it must simultaneously express both of the alleles, O and o, which are two versions of the same gene, located at the same location on the X chromosome. Males normally cannot do this: they can have only one allele, as they have only one X chromosome. Over 90% of tortoiseshell cats are females. Occasionally a male calico is born. These may have Klinefelter's syndrome, carrying an extra X chromosome, and will almost always be sterile or they may be a chimera resulting from the fusion of two differently coloured embryos.
The spotting gene causes white patches to cover the colored fur. Although there is no genetic difference, the amount of white is artificially divided into mitted, bicolour, harlequin, and van, going from almost no white to almost completely white.
In normal female tortoiseshell cats and in Klinefelter males, the position of the patches depends on which X-chromosome is active in each cell and which is inactivated to become a Barr body.
· The Calico Cat is the state cat of Maryland.
· They are almost always female.
· They are said to be very temperamental (a generality disputed by some calico owners).
· Myths say calicos bring luck in Asia and bring health in Scotland.


Any questions?

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

What voting tomorrow, Kim, Kat????

Karen C. said...

Wow Deb! I think you've covered it all - thank you! No questions, but I hope there won't be a pop quiz or anything. I think I've got it though.

katnippia said...

I think "KC Sherwood" is a wonderful name for her.


Loa- happy to see that you are back.

I hope everyone is doing well.

Emma's Kat said...

Kim & ML - I don't think voting for the Blogs of Summer start till next week. I think tomorrow starts when you can nominate sites for the contest. I'll go check now. Also, Kim, drive safely tomorrow! We'll say a prayer for Sean! His package should be arriving tomorrow or Friday.

Loa - I too am glad to see you commenting again!

Emma's Kat said...

Anyone still awake?? ML, Karen, Deb?? The nominations start today!! And the way it works, is the top 10 nominations will make it to the final round! So everyone click on the Blogs of Summer graphic/link and go to the kitty kat category and nominate Kat's Cat!!! Ok!! Go! :)

Karen C. said...

I'm still awake. And I have a mission...The Blogs of Summer...

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I'm awake....off to the Blogs of Summer :)

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Okay, now I'm up also, thanks to Ms. Bear.

Didn't realize you could nominate more than once??? Definitely will be nominating Kat's, was just sorry someone beat me to it.

I also wanted to nominate Karen C's blog, er, actually Grr, Midnight & Cocoa's blog.

Think you can vote for a couple of them.

I've been there since Blogs of Summer was first announced, was going to add Kat's, but could never figure out how to vote. I mean, really, the simpliest things I don't get.

Once Kat's was added, wanted to add Karen C's and maybe Danielles under a different category, for Venters. I keep going back and looking and give up.

finally, I asked Deb to help me. I just don't see any clear place to enter a vote. So there.

Kim said...

Hi Ladies! Don't know if anyone is still up but I just wanted to say hello. Have a great day!

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

KIM-Drive carefully & kiss all three of those little heads for me!

Off to Blogs of Summer!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

ML: Spent an hour last night trying to figure out how to vote. No luck.

HEY SOMEONE IN THE KNOW: FILL US IN

Still haven't heard from my realtor -- sometime this morning---fingers crossed!

Claire said...

Very good luck, Deb.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kat, help, how do you vote on the Blogs of Summer?

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I've looked at that darn blogsite, cannot find any instructions on actually making a nomination or emailing with questions.

Okay, what am I missing. I'm probably the only one who doesn't get it.

My pet peeve is any website/blogsite where it is not HIT YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH IT OBVIOUS how to make contact with someone.

danielle said...

Good morning all. I actually have 4 tattoos. You were all pretty busy last night I see.

WELCOME BACK Loa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone know who pikachu is?

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Pikachu (ピカチュウ, Pikachū?) is one of the 401 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. Pikachu is most famous for being the "face" of the Pokémon franchise, perhaps being the most widely recognized around the world. In 2002, Pikachu placed #15 as on of the Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of all Time by TV Guide for its role in the Pokémon anime.[2] Its main purpose in the games, as with all other Pokémon, is to battle both "wild" Pokémon, untamed creatures that are encountered while players pass through various natural environments in the game, and to fight against "tamed" Pokémon owned by Pokémon trainers.[3]

Pikachu is the most popular and notable Pokémon, and is generally regarded as the mascot of the Pokémon franchise, in the same way Link is the mascot of the Legend of Zelda series, or Mario[4] is the mascot for the Super Mario franchise and Nintendo [5]. It is obtainable in all of the Pokémon RPGs on Game Boy[4] systems to date, with a prominent role in Pokémon Yellow[4]. The protagonists of the Pokémon anime, the Pokémon Adventures,[6] Electric Tale of Pikachu[7] and the Ash & Pikachu[8] manga all own a Pikachu.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Well, Danielle, does THAT answer your question???

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Yeah, I can answer random questions without problem, but can't FIGURE OUT HOW TO VOTE!! GOING TO BALLING YOU SOON, ML

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

whoops, MAJOR MPD -- THAT SHOULD BE CALLING YOU SOON!!!

Sorry, need coffee.....must find coffee......

:)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

MPD -- ACTUALLY, I MIGHT BE BALLING WHEN I CALL YOU BECAUSE I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO VOTE!

:(

momsbusy said...

good morning everyone.

kim praying for a safe trip for you. and good results from the doctor.

danni, pics of all tatoos providing they are not in "for your eyes only" places. LOL

deb & ml, we are expecting lots and lots of pics.

Karen c. our prices here are currently 2.76. not too bad but it still hurts the pocket. you know you could always move down south here. matter of fact there is a couple of places looking for accountants. of course the reason would be purely selfish in having you move here. i would get to play w/ grr, midnight and cocoa. i am sure housing prices here would allow you to afford a place where kitties would be allowed.

off to take rex (the dog) to the groomers to be shaved, pick up veggies from a garden to bring back to work, and deposit my paycheck (very depressing). catch ya all later.

momsbusy said...

most of all......

WELCOME BACK LOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


we have missed you dearly.

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

I BEG your pardon; you're going to WHAT to ML, DEB?!?

Riquel said...

I know what a Pikachu is....I remember when I saw the cartoon on tv one day when I was flipping through the channels...it was like a car wreck, I couldn't look away...I remember thinking what the heck is the crap, and who the heck is watching it?? Later that day we went to the mall and there was Pikachu and Pokemon stuff everywhere! I didn't and still don't get it....but then again I am not an 8 yr old

danielle said...

Well I don't think I understand. I didn't quite get the eplination. J/K I have a pikachu tattoo on my left arm. I have a scorpion on my left shoulderblade area. Above it it says Mary-Claire and below it it says Benjamin. I am a scorpio. Hence the scorpion. I also have a dragon tattoo on my left ankle that wraps around. It has two heads. I will get a pic of that posted next week. Oh I also have a piercing in my tounge (sp?????)

Riquel said...

where's Kat?

Riquel said...

Danielle you sound like my sister, and I don't mean that as an insult...LOL

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, THANK GOODNESS: I GOT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL FROM THE VOTING GUY:

Watch for the announcements on Saturday and in each category you'll head to a different blog
and use a blogpoll voting thingy. Until the,simply nominate your favorites in the comment
section of each category post. Thanks for participating! :-) lgp

Lyn Perry - lyngperry@yahoo.com
Thanks for Visiting Bloggin' Outloud
http://blogginoutloud.blogspot.com

YIPPEE, we are not as "stupid" as we thought!!!

Danielle: pictures, we need pictures!

jennifer said...

I love this pic ... so cute and great colour!