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  • I Love My Cats!

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    12 posts, 8 voices, 959 views, started Jun 18, 2010

    Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010




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      Amethyst
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      My grown daughter and I are avid cat lovers. I’ll admit I was a dog person for the first 30 or so years of my life, then we ended up living in an apartment that would allow cats but not dogs. My daughters and I were between pets at the time and had recently lost our beloved black lab. I never realized how empty a home could feel without a pet in it until then. I’d always had a dog, grew up with dogs in the home. It felt so weird not having Shadow there.

      One afternoon when I had a rare day off during the week and was expecting a friend to stop by I left my apartment door open and our downstairs neighbor’s cat wandered in. She hopped up on the footstool, walked up my legs and meowed at me. I talked to her, gently scratched her neck and then it happened. She purred! It was the most incredible and comforting sound. She actually laid down in my lap and hung out with me for a while. When she heard her owner’s call she mewed and headed back home. She visited a few times after that and would greet me when I came in the building door.  

      Eventually we got a kitty of our own. Dinah was the kitten of a rescued stray. I found her through a “free to a good home” ad in the local newpaper. The girls loved her, a bit too much at times, but sweet Dinah quickly became part of our family. She went everywhere with us; to my parents for Christmas, on vaction to the cottage, even camping. She loved lounging on the big beds in our pop-up camper surounded by sceened windows with a view!

      That was years ago, my girls are now grown and we have become a multi-cat household. Many times we’ve even taken in stray or abandoned cats, who always end up being pregnant females and have fostered numerous sweet, adorable kittens. I’ve bottle fed them when there have been complications, and slept with a kitten in my arms plenty of times. I still find peace and comfort in the sound of their purrs and am constantly amazed by how much love they bring into our lives.

      For nearly a year now my daughter and I have been doing what we can to help the stray and abandoned cats in our economically hard hit Detroit Metro area by making and selling colorful cloth cat toys. We dedicate 50% of all sales to help us take care of the strays we take in and find them new forever homes, plus donate what we can to local shelters and rescue groups. Maybe we are a bit obsessed about our cats and all cats for that matter, but I don’t care. They give so much and ask for so little, yet really need our help.

      To see our colorful cloth Kitties for Cats, Kids and Cat lovers visit our web site at [Link Removed] You can meet our Kitty Test Panel and read Cute Bear’s Blog, the world according to our cat Linus O‘Schnick, AKA Cute Bear, the head inspector of our cat toy line.


      Jdelaneyh, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 18, 2010
        • I like these kitty toys. I looked at your site. Do you have all the prints available or is there something you have on hand? My cat has an old sock monkey that he’s torn to bits through the years and I can’t bring myself to throw it away. If I have something to replace it with that would be good.



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          Kyah wrote Jun 18, 2010
        • I love these pillow and toy ideas! I don’t have any cats right now because I’m still unpacking from my move 16 months ago. I volunteer at the animal shelter socializing the cats. It’s not a local shelter, I have to take 2 buses and 2 trains to get there but it’s worth  it all. Good luck with this endeavor and keep in touch, I may have to buy a couple of them catnip toys for the shelter!



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jun 18, 2010
        • The cat eating that bread Is too funny Kyah!!
          Kitty looks just like mine except for the nose, my kitty has a white nose.

          J Delaney...I will check out your siteheart
          Thank you for sharing with us.



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          Kyah wrote Jun 18, 2010
        • JDelaney,
          I’m putting your site into my favorites, perhaps I can drum you up some NY business! heart

          Hi Fran,
          I love this video too, and have another one with a kitten tearing up an ear of corn. I’ll put it in here in a couple of days.

          Bernadette,
          Just like astrology works for humans, it works for felines even canines. My best cats have been Leo (protective and regal) and Gemini (curious, Jekyll & Hyde-like), and the finicky ones Libra (only ate certain food) & Pisces (did not like to be placed in a carrier). Looking for another Gemini, perhaps I’ll find one in August.



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          Kyah wrote Jun 18, 2010
        • Bernadette,
          Sometimes the veterinarians can give you an estimate of how old a cat is and you can balance that with the personality traits. I was fortunate that even my pound kitties had dates of birth because they were brought there by people who could not care for them. When I had 2 Gemini cats, the May one was the gadget happy one, pressing every button she could reach, especially if they made noises.

          I had a Cancerian dog who the vet told us would not last 2 years because of rheumatism in her hind legs. Before we adopted her, we found out the puppies were left out in the cold rain and as her litter mates were given away, she was left with no protection against the elements. With love and lots of exercise, she lived 9 years. The entire block loved that dog.  

          Sorry I strayed off topic!



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          Kandykahne 5 wrote Jun 18, 2010
        • I will have to check out your website. It is a wonderful thing you do for the kitties.



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          Suzann wrote Jun 19, 2010
        • Love your blog story, and love your websites!



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