Monday, October 16, 2006


Hello, Fur-friends! My name is Daphne, and my blogger boyfriend is Merlin, who was Kat's Cat Of The Day on Thursday, October 5th. My human-bean, Not The Mama, even started my own blog-page, Purrchance To Dream, so that I could flirt with Merlin.
It must've worked, 'cuz we're totally purr-fect for each other and in luv! One thing that Merlin and I have in common is that we have to escort our human-beans into the potty room for middle of the night pee-sessions. "No one pees alone on my watch!" Is one of my favorite Merlin-quotes. Same goes for me! While I am affectionate with Merlin (of course!) and my sister Chloe, I'm not really that into being held by human-beans or even having my tummy scratched. Chloe is into all that goopy googly hold-me stuff, but I like to be more independent. Don't get me wrong, every once in a while I like a good ear-scratch, and on cold nights I'll even curl up next to Lee & Not The Mama, but usually I'm happy on my own. Running up and down the stairs is one of my most favoritest things to do -- and if a human-bean is going up or coming down the stairs, I have to run and beat them! Nobody runs stairs faster than Daphne! Water also holds a great fascination for me -- I insist on fresh water in our H2O bowl every morning, and I have to be FIRST to drink! I like playing in the tub right after Not The Mama takes a shower, and sometimes he'll even throw a golf ball in there for me to play hockey with. My life with Chloe, Lee, and Not The Mama is really good, and I'm lucky to have found a Forever Home with all of them -- I even don't mind Auntie Spooker too much! She's their first kitty-kid, and she hasn't warmed up to me or Chloe yet. But that doesn't keep me from trying to make friends!

~Emma's Blog: Meezer Mix Monday
~Skeezix's Scratching Post: Texas Cats Need Yer Help

It's National Ferral Cat Day!

If you were once a ferral let me know and I'll add you to the list of Ex-Ferrals!
KC & Missy
Grr, Midnight & Cocoa
Eclipse & Corona
Yuki & Kimiko
Blackie, Bebe, Tiger & Pumpkin
Cleo, Casper & Patches
Lil' One
Mr. Hendrix
Sadie & Zippy


KC said...

o, Kat, i wuz a feral 'n i have a 'rap sheet'. i wuz eeval-you-ated ta be dangerous 'n un'doptable ...asks Karen C 'bout my his-turey.

i's proud ta be an ex-feral.

pee ess: wuz theys right 'bout me -- i finks not!

KC said...

o, u gotted me on tha list.

wells, u kin add Missy Blue Eyes, who also haf a "colorful past" 'n Grr, Midnight & Cocoa.

come on ex-ferals, add ur names to Kat's list...

Hot(M)BC said...

Daphne is purrty :) Hi Daphne!

I was a feral kitten, so I guess I goes on the list!
I didn't have an impurressive rap sheet like KC tho.


ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Daphne is such a beautiful kitty, look at that sweet face.

Got an email from Linda, in Honolulu. All are well. Yesterday was Pumpkin's birthday AND earthquake day. Check Pumpkin's blog for complete report.

Merlin said...

You are my Cat of the Day every day, m sweet Daphne!

katnippia said...

Daphne, your a very beautiful girl. I love the pic of you next to the fall leaves on the table.

Hey Kat, have you checked the Calico girls blog out yet. Mittens is not feeling well.

Anonymous said...

Daphne, you are very cute.

Bubbles was also a feral cat.

Linda T. said...

Daphne, you are a cutie pie! No wonder Merlin is in luv!

Add Eclipse and Corona to the list of ex-ferals. Their momma was a feral we were feeding at my workplace and I grabbed Eclipse (male) and Corona (female) away from her just as they were switching over to solid food!
Eclipse used to hiss and spit at us to "protect" his sister! It took a lot of luvin' to convince the two of them not to be ferals anymore!

Emma's Kat said...

Val - Thanks for the heads up. I have added her to the PP&PB.

LindaT - I will add them and...::ahem::, there is a rule around Kat's Cat if you don't know it already. You mention your kitties name, and you have to cough up some pictures so they can be posted as cat of the day! ;)Lol! So, cough 'em up!

momsbusy said...

daphne, you are such a sweet looking kitty. no wonder merlin is so smitten with you. my, what big eyes you have and such a pretty color too.

yuki & kimiko were both feral. although i think kimiko was dropped off at my work place. yuki was definetely born to be wild. her capture changed all that.

Pumpkin said...

What a pretty tabby-girl Daphne is. She certainly sounds like a strong willed kitty who makes her wants known!

Kat, all of our kitties, Blackie, Bebe, Tiger and Pumpkin are adopted strays so I suppose they are all ferals.

*sigh* I suppose I HAVE to get ready for work now. We'll have lots of earthquake and blackout stories to tell each other at work today!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hi, Kat, of course you and everyone can "borrow" the Feral Cat Banner...I did (ha-ha). Go to National Feral Cat Day and download more stuff, posters, ads (Spanish, English), etc. Like KC said, "Celly-brate".

Don't know if I'll be on much today, we have floods you wouldn't believe. The bayou outside our door (literally) has overflowed the banks. It's storming and the power keeps flickering.

Karen C. said...

Daphne is such a purrty little girl with a very outgoing purrsonality. Grr, Midnight & Cocoa check out her blog every day. She and Merlin are quite a cute couple!

Emma's Kat said...

Sorry Daphne! I fogot to say my good mornings and comment on what a beautiful tabby girl you are! Merlin and you make a great couple!

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

Hello from sunny Tucson, and good morning to all my fuzz sisters!

Daphne, you are a beauty!

You can add Flumpy to the list. He was at least a "drop-off," and it took him a while to get the hang of living indoors with other cats.

CCLTsite said...

Daphne, you are a real cutie. You will mellow out when you get older and let your not The Momma pet and love you more.

So glad to hear Pumpkin and family are O.K. Mary Lynn, so sorry to hear about your situation. I was thinking about you when I read about the storm on the yahoo page.

I guess you could call Casper a feral cat since I saved his cute little nose from that kind of life at the motel. I guess all are feral except for Gizmo. Lori picked him. Casper, Patches and Cleo.

CCLTsite said...

Oh by the way, something is wrong with my blogger. As you can see by my signature.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kat I's used to be a ferrel kitty too, born under a bush :)

Emma's Kat said...

Update from Kim:

I just spoke with Kim and she said he will go in to surgery tonight or first thing tomorrow morning. His back has been really hurting him today, but he was able to nap, so that was good. There are a lot of risks with this surgery, so please everyone keep him and Kim in your prayers tonight!

Daphne said...

Hi Kat!
Thank you so much for having me as Cat Of The Day -- and to everyone for saying such kind words about me!

We have our fur-friend in our thoughts and prayers tonight! I hope he comes home soon & safe.

Meow for now ~ Daphne

Ella's Mom said...

Daphne you certainly are a lovely girl. I love your eyes! And you have a boyfriend too? Oh boy I better not let Ella know she'll get jealous that she doesn't have one! My Fitzgerald was a feral too.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I wuz a ferral kitty too. i wouldn't come downstairs for weeks after mommy and daddy found me. mommy would put food at the bottom of the stairs and after a while i would come down and eat it and run back up. now i wub it downstairs on my couches and with my mommy and daddy. i am so lucky they founded me.

jess said...

Daphne, you are a very lovely girl with a purrsonality to match :)
i also love your name! and how cool that you fell in love're a cool cat!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Daphne! It's nice to meet you!