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  • Why I love my cat

    42 posts, 13 voices, 1590 views, started Sep 4, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2008

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      I never was able to have any children of my own. Undergoing a hysterectomy and having your fertility ripped away from you, permanently, left me in a depression that lasted for a very long time. However, when one door closes, another one opens.  

      My feline, to which I named my design company after, is my baby girl. She has been part of my life for the past eleven years, and I’ve showered her with love ever since she entered our home at the tender age of eight weeks old.  

      Growing up, I’ve always been surrounding with animals. Dogs, hamsters, gerbils, birds and horses. I never really paid that much attention to cats. To me, they seemed to be way too independent and sometimes unfriendly and aloof. What changed my mind about cats? My youngest brother had an unbelievable cat called Chubby. She came into his life in 1989 at the age of three years old, as a result of a divorce. What a unique personality and she loved everyone! She crossed the Rainbow Bridge and left us in 2004 at the age of eighteen. She is still missed to this very day.  

      When my husband and I returned from a trip to the Twin Cities in Minnesota in June of 1997, I was still trying to recover from a devastating miscarriage. We decided to adopt a kitten from a no-kill animal rescue group, and when I saw Peeper with the rest of the kittens, it was love at first sight for both of us!  

      Our little baby girl is such a joy, she is one of the best things that ever happened to us! When you are sick, she’s right there beside you. When you are not having a good day, she’s right there on your lap, trying to comfort and console you. She’s non-judgmental and gives nothing but unconditional love and support... better than people. I thank God each and every day for Peeper’s mommy and her ability to give birth to this wonderful fur child I call my very own Peeper Cat. I love spoiling and pampering her each and everyday!



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 5, 2008
        • I have had cats since I was 5 years old. I have one of those amazing cats now. She is almost 3 and I adopted her from a shelter. She insists on being carried around the house. If I’m doing the dishes she’s in my arm, if I’m doing laundry she’s in my arm...I can’t even go to the bathroom without her wanting me to hold her! I know this may sound like a nuisance  but how can you be aggravated with a cat that shows you soooo much love!?! She will cry and cry until I pick her up and if I don’t, she will just leap into my arms anyways! I have 2 other cats that are also adopted and they of course are special too but just not as unusual as my Pumpkin!    



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 5, 2008
        • Mine, too. Mr. Murphy is not the least bit aloof as cats are usually described. He loves to be carried. Purrs constantly. Comes running when I call his name.

          God bless our feline friends!



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          Sheila Mitchell wrote Sep 5, 2008
        • While we‘re on the subject...I too have adopted a cat from an animal shelter about 4 years ago. He is now 6 years old and he has been the joy of my life ever since.  

          My Simon is a very unique cat because he is not afraid of loud noises such as the vacuum cleaner or hair dryer, he also loves water (yes water) many times he has jumped in the shower with me and just sat there and he likes to float on a raft with me in the pool.

          This picture below is him in the dish washer, he also likes to jump in the dryer while I am taking the clothes out.



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          Feathermaye wrote Sep 7, 2008
        • I don’t currently have any pets, but I’ve been a cat lover from the word GO.

          I love this post, and the pictures y‘all have shared are great!

          I love your furry friends too! ;)



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          Cheryl Phillips wrote Sep 8, 2008
        • Ellen....great post about Peeper Day....cats, as I’ve come to know my two, are amazing little creatures!!



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 11, 2008
        • Jezzabelle and Chelsea are my indoor babies.  I have been divorced for nearly 12 years, and haven’t been in a serious relationship in over 7 years.  Amos, my dog, is great company, when I’m outside, but I didn’t know how bad I was missing an inside critter until Jezzy first came home, and then Chelsea a year later.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 12, 2008
        • I still call Jezzy “baby girl“, she’s 3 this next month.  I think Chelsea is 10 now.  I love them both.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 12, 2008
        • here are my little ladies.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 15, 2008
        • I truly agree.  Jezzy will jump into the tub for me to turn on the water for her.  Occationaly she will jump up on the the vanity and have me turn that faucet on for her.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 16, 2008
        • can’t get either of these two near water exept to drink it.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • They are definately children.  both like to cuddle, but I can hardly ever get the two near me at the same time.  Occationally, when Jezzy is sleeping on the back of the sofa behind me, Chelsea will sneak up on my lap for a snooze.  I dropped off into a nap last night and woke up to that.  It is so cute.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • I hate to eavesdrop but this conversation brought back a sweet memory from childhood. Our cat, Charlene Elizabeth, used to climb up on my grandpa’s lap when he napped after lunch. There he was, that cute little Sicilian elf like man with his bald head glistening in the sun and Charlene Elizabeth curled up on his lap.
          Thanks for letting me chime in!



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 19, 2008
        • I had Jezzy a year before I adopted Chelsea, and it has been and year and a half since she came home.  It took me a year to get Jezzy to come upstairs to cuddle like she used to, and it took me picking her up and carrying up the stairs to accomplish that.  I shut the door so that she stays in and Chelsea out, otherwise it becomes a real “cat” fight.  LOLOLOL.
          But, a little about how Jezzy likes to cuddle. Sometimes she will look around until she finds the opening to get under the sheets and crawls right up next to me. She is the stealther than the two. I can rarely feel her jump up on the bed. With Chelsea, it’s like a 5 pound rock dropping on the bed. She likes to cuddle on my stomach, (tries the face), or any surface that she won’t slide off of. Then if I move, she thinks it is time to get up and starts the nudging and walking around the bed to see how far she can go before I lock outside the door.
          I love my girls, and all their quirks.
          Janita



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 20, 2008
        • I hear you about them coming for you when they think it is time to go to bed.  Chelsea will do that whenever I’m home @ night.  About 10 p she will start making her presense known.



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • I too love cats. I have six of them of whom I could give stories of each and every one. They were all rescued in one way or another, thats why there are so many. All of them unique in so many ways. And people think dogs are mans best friend. My cats are so in tune with me it’s unreal. And so much love to give. I have cats that play fetch and of course they all know their names. There are only two that really don’t care for each other and i think that is a jealousy issue. My cats names are Echo, Jazper, Kooper, Larkyn, Rusty and Clarence he is cross eyed so I named him after the infamous Clarence the cross eyed lion if anyone remembers him.



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • These cats were found abandoned at a ball park when they were 10 days old. I bottle fed them every 4 hours until they were weaned.

          They really weren’t to crazy about the hats I made them



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • This is the day we found the babies



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • This is my favorite picture Codi Ray is the black and white one my mother kept him



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • And this was their birthday, and yes we gave them a party, Codi Ray has a bad sweet tooth he enjoyed the cake way to much.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • what is the cally’s name, that one looks like it has a real personality.  especially with that cap.  LOLOLOL



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • just like Benjamin Franklin, Mr. Murphy likes to air himself in the morning.



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          Kebnabi wrote Sep 21, 2008
        • I’ve always loved cats, and my husband is glad to point out that he is probably the only thing preventing my becoming a “crazy cat lady.” (We have two, and only two, though I could easily have more.)  

          After having farm cats and strays growing up, I had the idea that I’d buy a breed cat someday—something exotic like a Russian Blue or one of those ocicats. But 6 years ago, my two lovable but non-exotic boys came into my life.  

          A friend of mine who lived in a downtown loft apartment opened the dumpster behind his building and found two pregnant female cats that someone had discarded there. Identical and gray, they must be sisters, he realized. He took them in, of course, and a few weeks later had 9 kittens to find homes for. I agreed to take two of them, sight unseen. And then, of course, I visited numerous times and fell in love with them all. When the day finally came to choose, I took the first one, Keb, because he was adventuresome and brave -- he had gotten himself all the way out into the bathroom and stared me down defiantly when I picked him up. The second, Abi, was hiding under the bed, but his markings were so beautiful I couldn't resist him.

          Now I can’t imagine having any cats but them.



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          Mksactown wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • Chocolatier...I have a cat Jerri Girl that looks JUST like your Mr. Murphy. I still don’t know what the labeled name for this cat is. Do you know what they are called?



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          Cheryl Phillips wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • I love all these cat pictures! Sam and Marie (our spoiled cats) appreciate the posts about their fur friends!!



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • pooker7911- I thought I was the only crazy one! ha! When I was a kid I had two cats, a male and a female, and I had a wedding ceremony for them! I love your pics & the idea that you had a birthday party for them! You are such a good mom!



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • The cally’s cat name is Larkyn and she is the sweetest cat you would ever meet. She always has a double meow meow



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • luvin40- No we aren’t crazy we just love our babies



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • She looks like she has quite the personality as well.

          I love those stocking caps.  I think I would wind up with scratches up and down my arms if I tried that.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • Chelsea is laying next to me on the sofa right now.  She spent most of the day out on the front porch lying in the window soaking up the fresh air.



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          Pooker7911 wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • after all the handeling we have done with them over the last year they all three are quite dossel. Now the gray one Jazper, she thinks she is as big as a tiger and acts like she is queen of the house. She runs the whole household. My 16lb cat Echo is scared to death of her.



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          Rnfisher wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • Sounds like these two.  However, Jezzy acts big and tough, but Chelsea can get here backed into a corner in a heart beat.  There is nothing worse that hearing that screech.



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