Archive for February, 2008

Former Feral & Sick Furriends Friday… plus some Fun

It’s Friday, and two sweet formal ferals are sound asleep. Click to biggify.

We’ve got some very sick kitties we are worried about:
Little Kitten (LK)Lilly LuFelixPepper

And, a MAJOR surprise here at the Sherwood Shelter!
It’s biggie noos, as KC says.

We will announce it this weekend.
KC said she bets no cat can guess what it is!

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Don’t furrget our Weekend Activities:

Weekend Cat Blogging #143
Mog and Meowza at Mind of Mog
(see Mind of Mog and enter your WCB post in the comments for weekend roundup)

Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos #34
Chandra & Samantha at New Tuxedo Gang Hideout
Optional Theme – Favorite Game

(submit your post here)

The Carnival of the Cats #207 – Grace & Kittens
Sunday Evening 3/2/2008
(submit post here)

And this weekend, the CAT BLOGOSPHERE is hosting
the furrst ever SQUILLIONS CONTEST
in honor of Squillions Day (2/28) and Derby & Virginger.
Here is the prize package from KC & Company (comfy chair and Gizzy Quilt NOT included): a collector’s 2007 Original The Squillions poster calendar; a Squillions tee shirt (XL); a KC reepurrter button; a Squillions button; a Kitty Cats Treat Kit (with recipe, catnip and fish-shaped cutter); wooden sign (Lord, help me be the person my cat thinks I am) from Mo’s Wren’s Nest; Nip Ravioli; Kitty Stickers; Cat Blogosphere 2007 postcard; a huge bag of kitty grass seeds from Poopsie Cats; plus cool stuff from Prairieland Herbs).

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It’s Squillions Day

February 28th, 2006 is the day that Derby & Virginger started it all.
See the original post, learn about Squillions or adopt a virtual-Squillion of your own.

Hello, Theo here, one of the Original Squillions
from the Green Wall Shelter.
Read about my arrival and about Theo II.
Ha ha, betcha can’t find me in this picture!
I’ve been snacking on real live kitty grass. Not too bad.
Speaking of snacks, betcha can’t tell KC and Faith Boomerang apart.
(Secret Admirer take note!)
Here is the lovely tabby, Missy, sleeping after an afternoon’s play
with nip ravioli, fevvers, and temptations.

Lookie what Tybalt awarded Faith yesterday:

For being the inspiration for Tough *ss Torties and for knowing how to get what she wanted, like any good self-respecting Tortie would! Miss Faith Boomerang, you are an inspiration to us all… Tybalt

Tortie Tuesday – Lesson

I love my new home and want to fit in with everyone.
There must be something new I can learn today.
What is this… there’s lots of water here…
…but how do I get a drink??? What would KC do?
Oh, yes, a glass of water. Gotta steady it with my paw….
…now I’ve got it. Delicious!

There’s a problem with the tortie….

Faith came back with a warning label!
Who? Me? Srsly?

Former Feral Friday – Faith

This says it all. Thank you so much to Ann, of Zoolatry, for creating this.
Another surprise today, this from The Taylor CatSSSSS.
It’s the Foster Cat Angel from Deb’s post when we took the baby cats to the shelter.
(the “simplify” sign is mine)
The little kitty even has whiskers!
Ann made a graphic of Deb’s post, complete with angel and poem, so I can frame it.

One Word Wednesday – Faith

Pee Ess from Missy:

Tortie Tuesday: You Gotta Have Faith!

You might have caught my comment yesterday about the call from CAPS, the local shelter where we took all the cats. It was about Momma Tortie. If you missed it, here it is:

They called me about Momma Tortie today. Apparently she has gone wild. They can’t touch her. I explained her past situation and the fact that even though she was loving with me, there were times she just turned and bit, hard. Then she’d go right back to purring. It didn’t happen very often, but it’s the type of thing you remember.
They do not consider her adoptable. So they are going to send her to a cat refuge. There is a guy that owns a big two story house out in the country on a big fenced piece of land. The cats have the run of the house, and SPECIAL cats, like Momma Tortie, also have outside time to run and hunt and climb. That should be like heaven for her… ML 2/18/2008 08:53:00 PM

Okay, that was good news. Then they had some “bad” news. They couldn’t “handle” Babie Tortie. Literally. She apparently tried to bite a couple of the workers and they were scared of her (after all, she weighs a whole pound). Being so young, with so much attitude, they didn’t see her as having much of a future. She is definitely not a threat around here, unless you considered being “purred to death” a problem. So we brought her back home.

Deb had been telling me before, during my depression over losing a house full of kitties, “you have to have faith”. When I said Babie Tortie needed a new name, Deb stopped and said, “Why, it has to be Faith, of course. Now you have Faith!”

Actually, Deb’s first choice for a name was Boomerang, since she came back to me, but we decided that could be her middle name.

So, may I present to you, the tiny tortie Faith Boomerang Sherwood, another in a long line of petite “yellow dot” torties (we think KC coached her):