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A Cathouse Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did, although we didn’t think so at first. You see, Mommy had stayed up after she got home the night before cooking and making things that were put away instead of being eaten. That was confusing.

Everything seemed normal Thanksgiving morning… Mommy and Daddy got up and had coffee and talked. Just like normal. Then Mommy put all the food and goodies she had made into a box and put it in the car. She and Daddy said they would be back later. . . and they LEFT!!! Both of them! At the same time. We were ALONE!!!

Jay Jay Dog started barking and howling and crying for Mommy and Daddy as soon as the car left the yard. The noise was horrendous! He can sure make a lot of noise for a little dog!

We kitties were mad. . . at being left alone with a howling dog and for being left alone in general. Mommy and Daddy just don’t do that. How could they!!!

We were forewarned. . . they had been talking about going to their granddaughter’s house for Thanksgiving dinner for weeks. We, however, didn’t believe they could actually do such a thing.

At first we discussed our revenge. Thomas T. was planning on throwing up just inside the front door; Maggie was going to pee somewhere inappropriate; Precious promised a hairball on the bed. Yes, we had our plan about worked out.

Then we got to thinking about what Thanksgiving is all about and the things we were thankful for.

Precious said she was thankful Mommy had brought her food and water when she was living under the dumpster and then brought her home as soon as she gained her trust.


Thomas was thankful Mommy and Daddy had taken him in the  winter he showed up, many years ago now, homeless and lost.


Smudge was thankful Mommy had taken him in this fall and thankful that she is willing and able to feed him all he can eat whenever he wants it.


Tigger said he was thankful Mommy had made sure he got his surgeries and always takes him to the vet when he shows the smallest sign of being sick.


Mama Cat was thankful for being taken in and for the love she has received and the medical care. She is glad she gets her medicine every day, not matter how big a fit she throws, cause she feels better when she gets her medicine.


I, Amber, am thankful Mommy knew what to watch for and got me to the vet when my heart started acting up. Maybe I will get to live a bit longer due to her diligence. I want to, I love being alive.


Lisa is thankful she has had a home with Mommy and Daddy for over 15 years. She is glad Mommy got her on life-saving meds in time to.


Mikey is thankful to be here with Mommy and Daddy. They spoil him and he knows it.


Maggie Mae is also thankful to be here. Her temperamental “watch this!”pee sessions would not be tolerated by many “regular” people.


Sugar and Spicy are thankful Mommy took time to pick them up where they had been set out on the roadside to starve. They are thankful that they went from almost crossing the Bridge to having a home with us.



Jay Jay Dog stopped howling long enough to say he was thankful to be here too. His illnesses are being treated and as the only dog, he is “King” of the castle.


We told him he was spoiled rotten and it was a cottage, not a castle and he wasn’t king. He started barking and howling again. You can’t have a calm discussion with a dog. . . unless you’re a human.

Mommy and Daddy were gone about all day. They got home before dark, all tired from the trip and sleepy from the good food.

They said they were thankful for their human children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and that they got to spend time with them.

Then they told us that they were thankful that we were all here, waiting to greet them when they opened the door.

That made our wait worth every minute.

Purrs ~ Amber and the gang~



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Love Birds

Thomas T. and Precious are our resident love birds. They sleep together, snuggle together, wash each other: all the things kitties in love do.

Precious and Thomas


We caught this loving moment the other day and thought we’d share.

~ Kitty Mommy

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Happy Gotcha Day, Precious


Last Sunday, January 9th was my “Gotcha Day”. It marked four years since the snowy evening I decided I did trust the lady who had been bringing me food and fresh water for months. She asked me if I was ready to go home and, after a moment or two, I decided I was. I head butted her hand as she reached to pick me up. It was cold and she wrapped me inside her sweater and took me to her car and put me into a waiting cat carrier.


Once she had taken the rest of the night off work, she drove me to Shady Hollow. I made myself at home right away. I introduced myself to my new Daddy and the resident cats. It sure was nice to be in a warm house. I had been sleeping under a dumpster for over two months while Mommy tried to get me to trust her and come home.


I had been helped by a big black and white feral tom cat who slept with me and kept me warm. When I came into my first heat, he was there. So, when Mommy brought me home, I was pregnant with “Daddy Cat’s” kittens. I was an extremely good mother to my kittens. All five grew up to be bigger than me. They are still here. One, Amber, writes the blog most of the time, and comments on our Facebook page. Another, Amy, died in October from a heart condition. My son, Tigger, has health issues.  Mikey, and Maggie Mae are my other children.


After the kittens were weaned, Mommy got me spayed. No more kittens for me! Well, as long as Mommy doesn’t find anymore. I sort of took charge of Sugar and Spicy when Mommy found them. As the only cat here who had ever had kittens, I knew what they needed.

I’m almost five years old now. Sometimes I dream about being thrown away and the dumpster, but not so often anymore. I know I have a forever home. That makes me very happy.

Purrs ~ Precious

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Precious and the Tree


Mommy put this Christmas tree on my favorite perch.  This is where I like to sit and watch what’s going on in the cottage.


I finally figured out that I am small enough to get under the tree and sit.


Hmmm, these branches and dangly things tickle when I sit up.

I like the tree, but will glad when Mommy puts it away so I can stretch out and be comfortable.

Purrs ~ Precious

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Calico Thursday–Precious


Precious here, aren’t I cute? Mommy says I am.


I’m Amber, Maggie Mae, Mikey, and Tigger’s mama. I was about a year old when they were born which makes me nearly five years old.


The flashy box hurts my eyes. I’m still cute when I squint. Don’t you think?


This is my enough-is-enough face.

Purrs ~ Precious

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Wet Wednesday

TIGGER: Wow, Amber, look at all the water in the back yard! Where did it come from?


AMBER: Tigger, did you not hear and see all the rain that fell for 2 days???

TIGGER: Well, I do nap a lot, you know that.


Where’s Mommy going with the mop and bucket?

MAGGIE MAE: I’ll look……


You won’t believe it!!! There’s water downstairs!! It came in around the door. Mommy is cleaning it up. Mama Cat is supervising.


MAMA: Be sure to get it all. I don’t like getting my paws wet!


AMBER: Oh no! Water in the house!!!! That’s scary!!!

PRECIOUS: It doesn’t bother me. I’m just gona sit on Daddy’s head till Mommy gets it all cleaned up.


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Three Cats Tuesday


Left to Right: Amber, Amy, Precious

While Miss Amy has crossed the bridge, I thought I’d share these photos of her, her sister Amber and mother, Precious. These were taken about a year ago.


Precious (front), Amber and Amy in back.

That was a chair full of snuggly love!

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