Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy World Cat Day


Today is World Cat Day so TW did this special sketch of me laying on Pop's bed. OK, I'll come clean. You're too smart to be fooled by this because by now you all know that TW has NO TALENTS AT ALL. PhotoShop actually made this sketch so TW could salvage yet another soft, out-of-focus picture she'd taken of me. It didn't come too badly. I do look very stunning.


Plus to honor this day, she's been singing—rather badly—this little ditty based on a song from the Stone Age '60s.
Ooo aah, ooo aah, ooo ooo Kitty
tell us about the cat from Jersey City
Ooo aah, ooo aah, ooo ooo Kitty
tell us about the cat from Jersey City
She's a real stunner
She's really fine
And to re-enforce what I said about her having NO TALENT, that's as far as she got. I've heard this over and over again. Ad nauseum.

And now onto a completely different topic. This is two, two, two posts in one!

Stunning Keisha with the loot we donated to A Call 4 Paws.
Every couple of months, TW puts a care package together for our favorite charity, A Call 4 Paws, and our friend Linda comes over to pick it up. Friday evening, Linda came over to get the 5 bags of sheets, cat food that doesn't pass my taste test, old cat dishes, that failed fountain, etc. She told TW I had some Russian Blue in me, which surprised both of us but might explain why my fur tends to look blue in some photos. I thought it was just TW's bad photography skills. HAH! Anyway, I'm not real excited about being a Ruskie, but TW thinks they're da bomb or something. Wonder if this means I'll have to learn to bite in another language ...

Anyway, they were yakking about animals and the next thing I know, TW is axing about getting a sisfur for me. Huh? I'm gonna have a kitten? This is all so sudden. Does Buzz know about this? Should he?

As some of my long-time readers know, I was originally adopted with another cat, but it didn't work out. The other cat hid under the bed for two weeks until we had to return her. She'd come from a hoarding situation and the old lady who had her had gotten out of the hospital and wanted her back so it worked out all around. But that left me an only cat.

Since I'm a triple Alpha cat, Linda thought I'd do well with a younger cat—one that I can boss around and mold into my image. Hmmmm, this could be fun. So it was decided that Linda would bring a cat over this coming Caturday to meet me and see how we got along.

Meet Isabel/Tamika
I'll know a little bit more about her soon. What we do know is that she and her brother, Charley, were rescued from a feral colony when they were about 16 weeks old—she's now 5 1/2 months old. Linda brought them to the A Call 4 Paws Sanctuary to be whipped into shape, er, socialized. Two weeks later, they came home sweet and lovable. They work miracles at the sanctuary, which is why I'm axing you to contribute to their widget in the sidebar.

This little ghetto cat would like to change Isabel's name to something like Tamika, so she can keep it real also, but, alas, the peeps aren't buying. They say if she's responding to Isabel, we should leave it alone. Even more troubling, they say Jersey City is a big city with lots of ethnicities and diversity and maybe she wasn't found in da hood but in the Heights. GASP! She may be from an Indian, Pakistani, Russian or Latino neighborhood; or, even worse, a yuppie one. I still say she looks like a Tamika.  Tamika Torte. What do my readers think?

I axed my peeps, since Isabel/Tamika is already living with Linda, wouldn't it be better to get a kitteh out of a shelter. They told me that once Isabel gets adopted, then Linda can bring another cat from the Sanctuary to live with her and keep the line moving; so, in fact, we're bettering 2 cats existence. Isn't that exciting?

Linda and A Call 4 Paws are also going to trap the ferals that have called our condo's garage their home and have them spayed. TW says they're friendly for strays. One actually LOOKS like a real Russian Blue and that little girl may already have a home waiting for her once she's de-flea-ed and spayed. Apparently, someone in our complex has been trying to catch her without success. She did come right over to TW and Linda and ax to be petted. Linda's plan is to bring the others back because she says if she took them, another colony—maybe a bigger colony—would move right in.

As you can imagine, all this spaying is going to cost mucho dinero, so please add a few bucks to the ChipIn on my sidebar. Muchas gracias and HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY!

20 comments:

  1. OMC! a new baby sis, how exciting! FYI, my folks got me at about 8 weeks so they could mold me into a fabulous specimen, but I have a mind of my own, so it didn't work out that way for me! I hope you like her and get along. I think Tamike is a great name. But if she already responds to another name, best to leave it I suppose. I definitely know MY name since mom yelled it a bajillion times a day for about ten months. Sheesh, pound it into my head already! Wish you all the best (and be sure not to bite her!)

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  2. Happy World Cat Day!! Minions are good.

    we hope to be up to speed commenting by next week...secretaries...sheesh.

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  3. HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY!!!!

    Wow! So much is going on in your world!

    Love how you donate so much, I try to do the same. I do the same with Cody's castoffs that he wasn't particularly fond of.

    Isabel is adorable...sorry but I prefer that name to Tamika!

    Can't wait to read about all of the "fun" you two will be having together!

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  4. U make sure to train herz up rite! *BIG HUGS* fur halpin all dem kitties!

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  5. Happy World Cat Day! And OMC! A kitteh sisfur for you to molds into your imagine! I likes da Tamika Tortie name too my furriend. Momma had a good laugh about the neighbor hoods she could has come from. I just can't wait to hear how you gets along, then we can sends goodies to get her all setup with you. MOL

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrs

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  6. Oh that is so exciting, a new little sisfur. Tamika sounds like a good name to us and she is a tortie. How fun is that. She really is cute and CK you are stunning and she is cute. Hope all of you have one terrific day.

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  7. Wow, theese is exciting news, I can't believes it, you'z getting your own Secretary! Congrats, and who knows CK, maybe she'll be a baker like Neytiri and make you tuna tourtiere! That's also quite a bit of loot you are donating, excellent! My cousin Cloonski Ogorki can teach you some Russian if you like...Happy World Cat Day CK!

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  8. Cathy,
    First happy World Cat Day to you. You are so generous with your goodies for the Call 4 Paws! I can't decide between Isabelle or Tamika, honestly. She's a beautiful kitty and would make a wonderful sisfur!

    Das vidanya..hehe the only Russian I know!

    Tom
    xoxo

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  9. Happy World Cat Day! Things are pretty exciting at your house!!!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  10. You always look stunning my dear friend! Happy World Cat Day!

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  11. Wow! You're gonna get a new playmate??!? That's a great way to celebrate World Cat Day!! Have a happy one!!

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  12. Whoa, CK - a tortie?!?! I have never met a tortie that didn't want to be top cat. But then, the only tortie that I have ever met in person is my fractious roommate Binga. Although I do hear that not all of them are that bossy - BeadedTail's tortie, Isabella (coincidence on the name?), seems pretty laid back.

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  13. Wow! You sure have a lot going on at your place. :)

    Happy World Cat Day!

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  14. This is my first visit here and what an exciting post this is. This Caturday sounds like an exciting day for you so I'll be back to get the update!

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  15. Happy World Cat Day! Your new sisfur looks like a cutie and I bet you will haf fun molding her in your image.

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  16. Well, as long as you don't have to change her diapers or burp her, I guess it sounds okay.

    Gatita-Tamika would pay tribute to any number of ethnic origins :-) But Isabel(la?) works too.

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  17. OMC - this is outstanding news. I can't believe my ears - errr - eyes! CK is getting a sibling. Yikes - I hope someone warns the poor little thing that she'll be whipped into shape in no time. he he - just tasing you CK. You know we love you for who you are. You wouldn't be CK if you were not a little feisty. I'm so very excited for you. I kind of like the Tomika name myself. Tell CK changing a name is no problem for a young kitty. My name was changed to Mario after I moved in here and I was about 2 years old at the time. I picked up on the name within a week. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to meet the little munchkin!

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  18. Little siblings suck when you are an alpha. But they do have their good points, like when you yak, they get blamed! Love ya, the Mags

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  19. I think she's beautiful..and Tamike might me her middle name It would sound so good hollered out by TW when she does something bad.."Isabel Tamika ___!!! Yeah, I like it.

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  20. woooHOOOOO ~ a kitty for YOUhoooo! She's so purrrdy!

    I got the prize today! Thankyou! Will post pix soon :) XoX

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