SparkPeople Cat Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1243 Hi I enjoy being around cats and love the idea of being a teamleader on this page. Thanks guys SparkPeople Cat Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1243 New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x57329686 Hi, <BR> My name is Robyn. I love all animals but I especially love cats. I had a beautiful black Mancoon for 17 years until he passed away. When he was about 1 year old I got a brown Tabby. They loved to play together, snuggle together and just be with each other. Now all I have is Abby, the Tabby. She loves to sit in my lap or lay on top of me when I'm laying down, and just follow me around the house. She is the queen of the house and is very much loved! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:26:24 EST Pet insurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x56329817 I am thinking about pet insurance since I have 2 cats, and I am wondering if anyone uses pet insurance and what company. <BR> I don't know if it is worth getting the insurance, or just pay as you go. <BR> Any info would be appreciated! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:43:43 EST how did you name your kitty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x56017931 How did you come up with the name for your kitty? Was it personality, looks...? Whats kittys name mean? <BR> <BR> When Puddles was a kitten she had that kitten pot belly... lol ... when she would walk she waddled. Cutest of all though is watching her walk away she looked like she walked through a puddle of white paint that got all over her belly and feet. It was something bout her feet, we called her puddles. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:33:52 EST New to kitty lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x56017851 My name is Ann Marie. I have been through my share of trials and tribulations. I have been divorced and then was with someone for 3 years and engaged but come to find out he wasnt the man of my dreams after all. Well now its me and my daughter and we having been rebuilding what was torn apart. Were doing great but in the process and a hectic schedule my eating went kafooey and next came no time for the gym... then came a few pounds. im sure you can see where this is going. Well now its time ... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:20:06 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x55660808 Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Denise. I live in PA, I am married with 1 daughter who is 15 years old. <BR> I am owned by 2 cats. I feed them well, and love them often! <BR> I hope to meet you all! Sat, 16 Nov 2013 20:55:24 EST Sparkgoodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x55660759 Thank you for the welcome (to the team) sparkgoodie. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday! Sat, 16 Nov 2013 20:50:33 EST feline acne http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x55437713 my friends' cat has feline acne and has tried a cream from the vet without any results. So I told her I'd ask my experts here at the team if any of you have dealt with it and found a cure or other helpful hints to treat it. She also changed the cat water bowl from plastic to glass thinking that might help. Have any of you got some advice? <BR> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:29:22 EST Tiny Timmy, an inspirational story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x54682147 I have been following the story Tiny Timmy; he was rescued from abusive owners when he was a kitten in 2009, and the former owners also used toxic over the counter flea products on him, causing neurological damage, which he is still getting treatment for. He is now a "spokeskitty" for banning the sale of over the counter flea and tick products. <BR> <BR> <link>tinytimmy.org/timm/ </link> <BR> <BR> You can also follow him on Facebook, there is a link on his website to his Facebook page. ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:55:02 EST Inspirational Internet Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x54420996 I wanted to share the facebook pages of a few of the cats I follow that have inspirational stories <BR> <BR> This is Justin - he was set on fire at 5 weeks old. I have been following his story for a while <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/justinfiresurvivor?<BR>ref=br_tf </link> <BR> <BR> This is Little Bear - he was born with deformed legs - he has underwent surgery and has overcome his disability <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/DeformedKitten </link> <BR> <BR> This is Pretzel - she is bl... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 14:32:54 EST books, movies and tv shows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x52814978 Just wondering what everyone likes to read and watch and thought it would fun to share what books we are reading, shows we watch and who has seen any good movies lately. =) <BR> <BR> I am currently reading the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Series.. I am on book 10 called Dead in the Family. The HBO show True Blood is loosely based on these books. I rented Argo and Flight last week. I was disappointed with Flight.. but I do like Denzel Washington very much. Argo was good.. very excited a... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 16:52:27 EST New to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x51960648 Hi there! I am new to the group! <BR> <BR> My kitties are Lucy and Leroy <BR> <BR> They are both gray tabby cats - each rescued from local shelters. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 15:44:23 EST The Celebrity Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x51692136 The Celebrity Name Game <BR> The rules are simple. <BR> <BR> I will post a celebrity's name. The next post has to include a celebrity whose first letter of his/her's first name is the same as the first letter of the last name of the celebrity of the previous post. <BR> <BR> Example: Johnny Depp <BR> Denzel Washington <BR> <BR> Of course, the celebrity has to have a first name and a last name. =) <BR> <BR> I'll go first... Jennifer Aniston <BR> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:47:28 EST CAT JOKE - How to punish your human being :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x51234128 Hi everybody! I got another funny cat joke. Enjoy! <em>100</em> Chelsea <BR> <BR> **A CAT'S THOUGHTS ON PUNISHING YOUR HUMAN BEING** <BR> <BR> Sometimes, despite your best training efforts, your human will stubbornly resist bending to your whim. In these extreme circumstances, you may have to punish your human. Obvious punishments, such as scratching furniture or eating household plants, are likely to backfire; the unsophisticated humans are likely to misinterpret the activities and t... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:25:14 EST Cat Joke - "Cat's Diary" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x51108277 I found this joke online by "anonymous" and it is just too funny not to share. Enjoy! Chelsea, Baby and Lucy (my cats approve!) <BR> <BR> Cat Diary <BR> <BR> Joke submitted by: Anonymous <BR> <BR> Day 752 - My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:49:34 EST New cat person here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x50899140 Hi! I just joined the team. My current kits are Graysby, a grumpy gray, Puff, a flame point Siamese, and Quark, a tuxedo cat of inexhaustible energy. We've trained them to do dog tricks: sit, turn around, jump through a hoop, shake, high five, and more. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 03:13:20 EST Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x50446892 Halloween is almost here.. is anybody wearing a costume this year.. if so, what is it? I am going the cheap route and wearing my boyfriend's construction tshirt(he has a bunch he neveer wears) and an extra hard hat that he never uses. Just for fun I bought a fake mustache that looks similar to his. I usually wear a costume to work every year because my Special Education Client's like it when the staff dresses up too. Have a great day team! <BR> <BR> Anyone dressing up their kitty in a cost... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:35:30 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x50417511 Hi.. I just joined the group. I love cats, grew up with cats my whole life and currently have a 7 year old named Churchill. He is gray and looks like a Russian Blue. His catster page is http://www.catster.com/cats/432764 =) Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:11:32 EST What do you have in your litter box? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x49455817 I am using Tidy Cat Instant Odor and you can't tell we have four cats indoors. I can't count the times I clean it during the day now that I am home all the time. We have two boxes in the house and one on the screen porch so we go through plenty of litter. My question is- What kind do you use.....I love the one I'm using but I hate the layer of white dust-every day is dust day. I have to sweep and vacuum more because the litter sticks to their paws and hurts your feet. It feels like walki... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:41:50 EST Fun cat names A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x49414693 Asker (for Ask Her) <em>239</em> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 20:17:26 EST need some help getting kitties to gain weight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x49316639 So I have Buddy, who is diabetic, and Trouble - who has thyroid problems (along with everything else) and they are both in desperate need of weight gain - buddy is down to 9 pounds, having dropped another pound since 3 months ago - the vet is growing a bit concerned with this and now Buddy is going in monthly for weight monitoring - besides the diabetes he is completely healthy. He gets insulin morning and evening and is on science diet MD - which he absolutely hates beyond all reason but th... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:48:52 EST Maverick has allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x49193543 My big baby, Maverick, has allergies and I can give him Benadryl. How much and what is the best liquid. He hasn't had to have it for a while and I have forgotten. His vet isn't open today if you can help me I will appreciate it. He is eighteen years old and has always had special food and shots but the vet told me to let him start eating whatever he wants and to bring him in if I wanted to for shots but the Benadryl will help him bunches. He's so old that we are just letting him enjoy hi... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:40:38 EST Panting and Out of Breath http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x48273503 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Since Friday I have noticed Marbles occasionally panting with her tongu out, and also seeming to get out of breath quite quickly when exercising. She is 3.8kgs so not overweight, and up until now I have very occasionally saw her panting but only after A LOT of running about. <BR> <BR> Took her to the vet on Saturday morning, he did blood tests and also a heart scan and the thing which measures their heart beat (can't remember what it is called, an ECG or something?) <... Tue, 29 May 2012 07:44:46 EST Kitten with UTI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x47716058 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My little kitten is 8 months old and has her second UTI. The vet diagnosed this with a urine sample which came back saying there was blood in her urine, and a tiny bit of protein. <BR> <BR> We have been given antibiotics and anti-inflammitory stuff for her to take for a week and have to take another urine sample back at the end of treatment to make sure it is gone, and the vet has also suggested if she gets another one we will have to investigate the issue further. <B... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:44:43 EST General chit-chat for all cat lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x47136212 It's Sunday 18th March and here in the UK not only have we lost an hour of sleep (Now into British Summer Time ), but it is Mother's Day... The cats have decided to give me a day of rest I think - they have not fought (yet), they have not brought in any new additions to the "animal count", or parts of (yet...).. In fact it is a remarkably quiet - nay SILENT day - even the snore that Tabbitha usually does are just air in and air out - she is sitting on theback of the sofa behind my head (a per... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 07:05:53 EST New blog feature... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x46057336 This info was passed on to me from another team I am on: <BR> <BR> "This information came to me from another member <BR> Through another blog I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. <BR> If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone else s' f... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:25:12 EST How does your kitty react? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x45814478 How does your kitty react to strange objects or sounds? Is he a scaredy cat? An investigator? Does she hide, run to you, tilt her head curiously, just stare at it with wide eyes? My Remington is a perfect scaredy cat, jumping and running at the slightest unexpected sound or object. He is fearful of a turned over corner of a rug, animal noises on the TV and even somebody laughing unexpectedly. He takes lots of motherly encouragement to come back out of hiding. <em>239</em> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:17:34 EST Hi! I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x44589627 I'm new to this team, although I have aspired to be a crazy cat lady when I grow up, I can't seem to get the crazy part accomplished. I have 3 kitties. Remington is gray and my adult son says that if Remington were a human, he would be wearing a helmet all the time. Not the brightest bulb in the box, afraid of everything, but very sweet, stays indoors where it's safe. Zoey is as smart as a whip, white with gray splotches, lives both in and out and hangs on my hubby's every word, every mov... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:31:18 EST What is your kitty's name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x44589545 I have three - Remington, Zoey and Gracie. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:23:28 EST Never had a cat in heat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x44410944 I took in a co-worker's kitten for what is supposed to be a brief period of time due to a lot of conflict and potential danger to the kitty. She looked to be 3 months old however she has gone into heat so obviously 6 months. I've never had a cat in heat - always getting them fixed. Her mum is getting her in to get it done but I have no idea what I should expect. Can anyone let me know? Mon, 3 Oct 2011 20:31:59 EST Comfort Zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x43167629 Has anyone tried these products? There is a plug in & a spray that is supposed to keep your cat from marking & scratching furnature. I have heard the ads & have coupons, but I don't really want to invest $20 in something that isn't going to help! Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:36:07 EST My cat is using the floor instead of litter box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x43140950 Hi my cat Coco has recently began urinating on the floor right next to her litter box. I don't know what is going on with her lately. I am getting concerned about what it could be. I appreciate all suggestions about what I should do or what it may be thanks so much Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:11:56 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x43094219 Hi my name is Shannon and my cat's name is Coconut. She is 4 years old and we found her wandering around outside when she was an itsy bitsy little thing. Coco has brought our family so many fun times and she is very very loving. You could hug her all day and she would just love it. I am glad to be here among other cat lovers. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:21:50 EST 14 Things My Cat Taught Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x42246142 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/carine-fabius<BR>/14-things-my-cat-taught-m_b_868809.html </link> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 10:37:31 EST Fat old guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x42110878 My name is Bruce and I am 70 years old. I have 44 lbs to lose. HELP Sun, 29 May 2011 17:23:31 EST Come visit my blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x41554497 I want to encourage you! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4200619 </link> Sun, 1 May 2011 15:16:35 EST Why cats are not doctors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x41133672 <link>mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2011/03/29<BR>/why-cats-are-not-doctors/ </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:01:35 EST Cremating a pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x40923536 Basically, my baby girl Trouble is dieing and I am in the process of trying to figure out what/how I am going to handle things. I was talking to a co-worker because I want to cremate her when the time comes and he told me I would be better suited to having a private company cremate her instead of the vet - that when the vet does it then there is no guarantee that I will not be getting all of her back or would be getting her back but with other animals as well. It was disturbing to say the lea... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:09:13 EST Im Lyn from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x39255967 I am a fellow cat lover and my problem is this, I rescued 4 cats within the last couple years and they are all in my house but there is a stray outside that I feed and water everyday, I have a house and straw out for him, but it breaks my heart everytime I go out to feed him because he has to be outside. What do I do? My husband will kill me if I bring in another cat, I also have a boxer. I have had all of these cats fixed and shots. Help!! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:39:54 EST Cat´s New Year´s Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x38702558 <link>www.joke-archives.com/cats/catsnewye<BR>arsresolutions.html </link> Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:38:55 EST New Kitten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x38571492 As most of you know, I lost my beloved Nippy over a week ago and my heart is broken. Having Nipper for over 18yrs I'm lost without him. So, I went with my Mom on Sat. to the animal shelter and adopted a new kitty, Charlie. While Charlie will never replace Nipper he's bringing me lots of love and comfort and I'm sure we will build a long and loving friendship. So Charlie is bringing me laughter through my tears and he's quite the cuddler. He's 12wks old so he's also quite active and fun. ... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:01:59 EST New Kitten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x38571478 As most of you know, I lost my beloved Nippy over a week ago and my heart is broken. Having Nipper for over 18yrs I'm lost without him. So, I went with my Mom on Sat. to the animal shelter and adopted a new kitty, Charlie. While Charlie will never replace Nipper he's bringing me lots of love and comfort and I'm sure we will build a long and loving friendship. So Charlie is bringing me laughter through my tears and he's quite the cuddler. He's 12wks old so he's also quite active and fun. ... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:01:11 EST Thanks to all for your support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x38454030 Thanks to everyone who has sent up prayers and given me support during this difficult time. Nipper had a stroke back in Oct. but had recovered well and was doing great. Unfortunately he had another one on Friday and I had to let him go. He was 18yrs old and truly my very best friend. I miss him deeply and my heart is broken, but I thank all of you for your kind compassion. Thanks again and God Bless to you all. I love you baby and miss you more than you could ever know. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:10:00 EST I made a cat shelter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x38188038 If you need to make a warm place for an outdoor kitty, check out my blog today! (11/29/2010) <BR> <BR> I recently made a shelter for a neighborhood cat that is left out in all kinds of weather. I made it out of a plastic tote, lined with styrofoam for insulation. I posted pics and how to in my blog. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:16:30 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x38123185 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncoocXgF7-I&<BR>feature=player_embedded </link> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:38:28 EST Last Letter Starts Next Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x37771967 Feline Sat, 6 Nov 2010 16:30:43 EST What are you wearing this Halloween for a costume! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x37627070 I am wearing kitty ears and a tail since I have to work all pm tommorrow! <em>241</em> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:47:07 EST I need your prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x37513181 My kitty had a bad day today. He fell off the nightstand and was ok right after, but started having a difficult time walking latter. I took him to emergency hospital but it appears he probably had a stroke. He's 18yrs old and has kidney disease, but he's my baby and I don't want him to suffer. I brought him home and he is eating and drinking but still having trouble walking. Vet said to keep an eye on him, he could get better. Just keep us in your prayers. Sun, 24 Oct 2010 21:20:26 EST My cat and I are new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x37460504 Hi I'm new and I have the most wonderful kitty. <BR> Nipper is a tuxedo kitty. He's 18 and has been having health issues this past year. I love him so much, he really is my best friend and it's going to break my heart when something happens. An ex-boyfriend gave him to me when he was a kitten. Before giving him to me I insisted I didn't want another cat, I had one (she past away a few years ago) anyway I really didn't want another. Then I saw him and he's been my best buddy ever since. ... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 22:41:27 EST Meeting Sophie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x37025973 I posted about 2 weeks ago, about my sister's cat Sammy, she lost him to cancer. <BR> <BR> Last night she got a new kitten, 7 months old, black, long hair with a patch of yellow on her chest and some yellow on her back feet. Her name is Sophie. <BR> <BR> She brought her over to meet me today, she is the cutest little thing! My tortie Kallie just hissed at her and walked away. But Timmy was very interested and gentle with her, he tried to sniff her, but Sophie hissed at him and Timmy got sca... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:14:17 EST I need help "RePotty Training" Prince, my Kitten! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x36887192 My kitten Prince (11 months) is using my downstairs partial bathroom sink as his litter box! He started when we were gone for a week and had to board him. At first it was just when we left him for a weekend (or just for a day) and we believed he was just mad @ us. Now it is almost every day or two. I have called and made an appointment with his vet for Saturday. He has to have blood work taken to check on his kidney function and I am taking in a BM sample. (the one that was in the ... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 03:59:38 EST Prayers needed for Sammy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x36609185 Sammy is my sister's cat; I think he is about 8-9 years old; she got him from a neighbor in her apartment building when that neighbor had to move and couldn't take Sammy with her. <BR> <BR> My sister Karen took Sammy to the vet yesterday, and found out he has advanced liver disease. He's lost 5 pounds since May. We will know more on Thursday; he has another appointment then and will get some more test results back. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 18:00:53 EST Newbie... And her cats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x36043064 Hey all, <BR> <BR> My name is Kelly and I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my hubby and our two cats Cohen and Juno. Also I work for the Auckland SPCA, so I definitely am an animal lover! <BR> <BR> I started off at 88kg, have gotten down to 84kg and trying to reach my target of 60kg. <BR> <BR> Am desperately hoping to lose the weight, so that I hopefully get pregnant after two years of trying to conceive and a miscarriage back in January. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know eve... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 05:26:42 EST cat lover here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x35822520 hi i'm new to team but not to spark..my name is rhondahonda2 my cats name is maxi...I got him off the streets there was a kid and a mom holding maxi in a box in the pouring rain I had asked if they wanted a ride home they said no we cant leave this corner tell we kid rid of maxi..I took him in myself 1 1/2 years ago...the joy of my life.leader in getting fit to be healthy <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=43327 </link> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 20:17:32 EST Financial assistance for pets in need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x35696833 <link>blogs.catster.com/the-cats-meow-a-ca<BR>t-and-kitten-blog/financial-assistance<BR>-for-pet-owners-in-need-from-aaha/2010/07/28/ </link> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:40:49 EST How did you come up with your kitty's name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x35450960 I have 2 kitties, Leitrim and Frazier. Everyone asks where the name "Leitrim" came from (he was born on St. Patty's Day, and Leitrim is the county in Ireland my husband's family is from). Everyone assumes Frazier was named after the TV show (very popular at the time we got him), but he's a Russian Blue, and I didn't want to call him smoky like so many gray cats, so I named him Smokin' Joe Frazier -- Frazier for short. We have a friend who is an environmental engineer, and all of their cats ... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:51:49 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x35450869 I just realized I never introduced myself! I have two kitties: a 4-month-old black Bombay, Leitrim (asleep on the desk at the moment), and a 15-year-old Russian Blue, Frazier (asleep on the computer tower). They give me a daily workout with cleaning, sweeping, watering, feeding and the occasional last-minute diving catch as Leitrim knocks something off as he bounds across the furniture in his "exuberance." <em>241</em> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:42:51 EST Pet Product Recalls as of 7/8/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x35280400 <link>www.petplace.com/cats/health-alerts-<BR>pet-product-and-food-recalls-by-fda/pa<BR>ge1.aspx?utm_source=catcrazynews001et&<BR>utm_medium=email&utm_content=petplace_<BR>article&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter </link> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 13:19:01 EST Timmy gave me a scare today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x35009409 Timmy gave me a scare today! I have a little dish I always put my pills in to take with my meal, and I had my Prilosec and D3 out to take with my breakfast. Well, somehow I got distracted and didn't take my pills. I was in the bedroom, on the computer, and Kallie was sleeping on the bed. I heard some noise in the kitchen and went to see what was going on. Timmy had my dish with the pills on the floor, the D3 was there but the Prilosec was gone! I found the "insides" of the pill, I don't think... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:33:30 EST I'm back - but no 100% http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x34833089 I've been gone for a year basically - had surgery last year and there was my excuse, had a new niece with health problems and there was my excuse, holidays = big excuse, nephew's surgery = even bigger excuse...you get the picture. I gained everything I lost plus 13 pounds on top of it. Almost cried when I weighed myself the other day - I have to fix this. I know that I need spark people but I don't plan on utilizing it the exact same way I did last time. I'm not going to madly dash notes ... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 07:47:32 EST Kitten Therapy video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x34804537 This clip is from the TV show Scrubs; I wish everything could be cured with kittens! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbn75LITtlc </link> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:16:16 EST Cats and produce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x34697850 My Timmy is so funny. The other day, I dropped a container of blackberries on the floor as I was moving things in the refrigerator. I picked up the berries that fell out, but I didn't realize til yesterday that two rolled under the refrigerator. Timmy had been trying for awhile to get at something under there; often their cat toys end up there so that's what I thought he was after, but no, he pulled out 2 blackberries, lol! I'm glad he found them for me before they got rotten under there. <BR... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 17:15:29 EST cats eye issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x33864617 Hi everyone! My 18 yr.old calico "daisy" just went thru an upper respiratory problem about a month ago. The vet put her on azithromycin for 10 days, she didn't look like she was going to make it, but she did and she's doing fine except for her eyes......What looked like conjunctivitis (which I treated w/ eye wash, terramycin and gentomycin) now looks like shes got catarracts. I'm terrified that she is going blind and have scheduled another appt. w/ her vet.just wondering if anyone else has ru... Sun, 2 May 2010 22:40:29 EST WONDERFUL NEWS FOR PRINCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x33799731 I have the best, marvelous, wonderful news about Prince! The specialty vet, Dr. Gringrich, called me, and changed her diagnosis from kidney disease to "ideopathic hemateouria!" (which is just blood in the urine) <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>236</em> <em>304</em> God!! <BR> <BR> After talking to the University of Missouri Vetinary Clinic residents and faculity, they all decided that Prince had a bad reaction to the dye they injected into his kidneys and tha... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 21:27:10 EST Hi..I have a cat we call "panther", she is so big. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x33685784 she can stretch up to the basement door and turn the handle and go down stairs. Then we have to give her a bath with a wet washcloth...she hates that...but still goes down there...hunting mice? I need a nice peaceful team with positive energy that will help me while I heal from the surgery on the hip. I broke that and the shoulder on black ice, in Feb. I am close to my goal weight, but temporarily putting it back on now, because the leg hurts and I do not walk the 2 hours every night after wo... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 12:27:06 EST Not Good News for Prince http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x33607157 The test was not good today. Short but sweet, Prince has serious kidney disease in very early stages. I won't bore you with the details, but as my husband just went through a kidney transplant a year ago, I am so well versed about the kidneys, etc., I didn't need the vet to tell me much although I told her to treat me like I didn't know anything. I am also a RN. <BR> <BR> She is going to call the University Medical Clinic Monday but I doubt if they can tell her much more. I could go ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:13:10 EST Taking Prince to a Specialist Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x33343586 My regular has run all the tests she can on Prince and he still has blood in his urine. The good news is that all of them are normal. The bad news is that all of them are normal and they don't know what is wrong. So I am going to a Veterinary Specialists Services Tuesday and taking Prince. I hope that they can find out what is wrong without costing me a fortune in vet bills! I know that they are going to do a sonogram and a test with a contrast dye - I supposed they will have to give hi... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 17:40:03 EST My Kittens are Big!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x33090872 I took Prince(my male kitten) to the vet and Purrfect (my female kitten)tagged along as usual! to get his final urinalysis to determine if he needs further testing. For those of you who don't know, he has had blood in his urine and the vets have done many tests and can't find the cause. <BR> <BR> The vet assistants weighed them and Prince weighed 7 1/2 pounds, Purrfect 7 pounds. When the vet, Dr. Cays, came in she said "They are huge! How old are they?" I replied that they were 5 months ... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 22:56:06 EST OOOPPPPPS, I lost my claws! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x32945295 It broke my heart but I had to take Taz in yesterday to have her declawed. I brought her home today. Thought she would hate me but as soon as I let her out of the crate she came meowing and rubbing all over my legs wanting to be loved on. I think she was so happy to be home she forgot what I did to her. <BR> <BR> This is the first time I have ever had a cat declawed. About 8 years ago I stopped letting my cats outside. Mostly because I had a very sick cat and couldn't let her out but it was ... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:12:49 EST Cleaning litter boxes exercise?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x32883433 I spent over 45mins cleaning out the litter boxes. I have 4 boxes to up with so scooped, scrubbed, swept floors, filled and rearranged them all today. Worked up a sweat. My question is "Can I count that as my exercise today?".....ROFL Dang it is a workout. With 7 cats its always a workout just scooping them every other day. Wonder how many calories I can count for this?? Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:52:27 EST I've been adopted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x32653572 I have 3 cats and in January I was adopted by four 5 month old kitties so now I have 7 cats. They were starving and had no home. Of course I couldn't turn them away. I started feeding them and provided a warm home when it was freezing. I have been gotten the 3 females spayed but I haven't been able to catch the male to get him fixed. <BR> <BR> They are living on my back porch but I allow them in my house during the day when Im home. I am trying to merge the new kitties with mine. Some are mo... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 22:45:33 EST My new kitten Prince is sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x32282704 Thursday, I found blood on the litter box plastic, immediately called the vet and took both my kittens in. Before the appointment, I crated them in their large crate for an hour (it takes a good 40 minutes to get to their vet) to let their bladders fill up as I didn't know from whom the blood came from. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I looked around the house to see if they had gotten into anything that was "caustic." <BR> I didn't find anything until I looked up into our bathroom and found a b... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 01:15:40 EST 2 New Kittens soon to Come Home!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x31372211 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went to a no "kill" shelter and 2 3 month old kittens "picked" me out as their new mom! They are medium hair, gray and white, and brother and sister. They purr a lot and are (of course!) quite playful and curious. They are being spaded and neutered Monday plus getting a blood test for toxiplasmosis (my husband had a kidney transplant and can't be around that disease). Hopefully if everything turns out OK, I will have my new "children" next Sunday, in on... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:22:34 EST A true act of kindness (video) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30869756 Beautiful and touching video; even if it's about a dog, it really captures of feelings of love for us cat people too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0lynZYyshg#<BR>watch-main-area </link> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 18:47:13 EST 3 Little Things I Have Learned About Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30741285 I am surprised at conversations I hear about people having difficulties with their cats. Here is a trick or two I use: <BR> <BR> * To pick up a cat, lure the cat either onto a bed or into a small room. (If necessary put on a coat they are accustomed to seeing you in for self protection). Be nonchalant. Wrap one arm around the cat's chest up with a hand over the shoulders. Put a hand under its hind feet with the arm behind the bottom. Lift. Hug. <BR> <BR> * Carriers: In a room where th... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 04:02:31 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30613902 It's a day early here in the US, but on the other side of the world, it's already New Year's Eve, so I want to wish my teammates and all their furry, feathery kids, and the ones with fins too, a Very Happy New Year and much health and happiness for 2010! <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>239</em> <em>200</em> <em>14</em> <em>409</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:41:10 EST My precious Maine Coon cat, Andy, died yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30446368 Andy was different than any cat I have ever met and was definitely the light of my husband's life and he was suddenly taken sick and we had to have him put down less than 12 hours later. We are totally devastated and dont know what happened. He started to scream and yell and when we found him he was lying on the carpet against the door with his arms and legs stretched out stiffly like he was in pain. We checked him over and petted him and he calmed down and even purred like crazy. After a... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:20:37 EST Cutest kitty video ever.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30424961 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8 </link> Sat, 19 Dec 2009 23:26:11 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x30389833 I'm new to the team, but not to SparkPeople. I'd been here two years ago, and lost a good amount of weight before hurting my back, having my antidepressant dosage doubled, gaining 20 lbs in six weeks, and giving up. <BR> <BR> This time, though, I've told myself that I am going to stick with it. It will be less than a year until I'm at my goal weight, that's not too long, right? <BR> <BR> I joined because I'm a total cat person. I was a bit surprised when I looked at the team goals, and s... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:30:47 EST my cat wont cover http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30354568 Does anyone else have this problem? What do I do? <BR> My cat wont cover her litter. She will scratch the sides of the box and outside the box.. the wall, the floor, the door.. Ive tried covered boxes and uncovered boxes. She turns and sniffs but reaches UP to cover and will scratch everything BUT the litter. Ive grabbed the scooper and covered it with her watching a few times but she isnt getting it. She also happens to be the smelliest of our cats! And my house smells HORRIBLE. <BR> <em>29... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 19:27:23 EST Hi I'm new to cat lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x30184079 I am so happy to find this group! Right now I don't have any cats. My beloved Chubs died a year ago and I am just now ready to adopt 2 new cats - I'm not sure if I'll get kittens or cats. We have a 75 lb. chocolate brown labrador so they will either have to be dog friendly if older or kittens who will grow up with him. <BR> <BR> I have always have cats and this is the longest I have been without one. I have missed having one terrible, but if anyone understands, I lost my cat, Black of 17... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 01:24:18 EST What do cats do when home alone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30120484 <BR> What do cats do home alone? Cat cams have answers <BR> <BR> <BR> Dec 3, 2:51 PM (ET) <BR> <BR> By SUE MANNING <BR> <BR> LOS ANGELES (AP) - What do cats do when their owners are away? There was one way to find out - "cat cams." <BR> <BR> Fifty house cats were given collar cameras that took a photo every 15 minutes. The results put a digital dent in some human theories about catnapping. <BR> <BR> Based on the photos, about 22 percent of the cats' time was spent looking out of window... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 16:58:59 EST New food recall anounced 12/1/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30071125 WASHINGTON — Diamond Pet Foods recalled select bags of dry cat food Tuesday after 21 reports of health problems in cats. <BR> <BR> Select bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball could lead to gastrointestinal or neurological problems for cats, because they do not contain enough thiamine, an essential nutrient for cats. <BR> <BR> If cats fed these foods have no other source of nutrition, they could develop thiamine deficiency. If untreated, this disorder could resu... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 16:11:15 EST Cats washing paws in their drinking water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30070783 I have a problem. I have 3 cats and Ive seen 2 of them for sure dip their paws in their drinking water. They of course wont drink anymore after they do this. I bought a rabbit water bottle but they wont drink out of it. Does anyone have a cure for this? Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:56:02 EST cat with scabs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30070673 I have a cat that I think was allergic to some fleas he got this summer. He is licking the scabs so much that he is losing huge amounts of his hair. I cannot afford a vet visit and want to try something at home first. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do? Ive heard aloe is toxic. We are giving him baths but it doesnt seem to help. <BR> Ideas?? Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:50:18 EST Fun ideas for your indoor kitty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30036748 I have 3 indoor kitties. They all have plenty of toys and scratching posts and blankies....however I worry about them still being bored. Yesterday I had to be at the auto mechanics for over 2 hours and read a really neat article about things to do for indoor kitties. One of the suggestions was to take treats and hide them around the house for kitty to find. I did that last night and it was like watching an Easter egg hunt but for cats. Only 1 of my guys figured out what was going on but ... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:18:26 EST BIG BEAR HUGS TO ALL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x30030388 Hey There Family...Sorry I have not be around to support you all in your victories and your lives...but right after I was away...my computer ended up with a virus...And at this time of the year a new computer is not in my budget...So a family friend fixed it for free and it is working better than ever! But that meant I was away for oh wow about 25 days! <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So back to where I left off...I will take me a bit to get through the emails...as I have o... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:17:13 EST Harry's sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x29915584 My cat, Harry, has a bladder blockage. I'm waiting for the vet to open. He started getting sick yesterday. I'm very worried. <BR> Linda Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:04:00 EST Baxter the therapy dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x29833342 I know Baxter is a dog, and this is a cat team, but I think this video is a wonderful example of the therapeutic power of pets. <BR> <BR> Beautiful video, but it did make me cry. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIrDbzoOxZc </link> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:50:54 EST Cats and Illness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x29584148 Iowa Cat Gets H1N1 <BR> <link>wcco.com/local/pets.h1n1.flu.2.12951<BR>61.html </link> Sat, 7 Nov 2009 09:09:31 EST Nov. 2nd - Happy 35th Birthday, Hello Kitty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x29509173 Yes, I know...Hello Kitty isn't really a cat, per se...but she is still a kitty and she is very cute! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVxgVNdmmM </link> <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd pass the info to the Cat Lovers team...for trivia <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Nov 2009 22:02:02 EST 3 cats from Indiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x29497923 Hi everyone. Ive just posted pictures of my 3 cats and a comment about each of them on their pages if anyone is interested in taking a look. I love cats and if I could afford it, Id have more. My youngest daughters first word was "kitty" (Im single and there was no "daddy" lol) She has ALWAYS loved cats with no help from anyone! We have predicted her to be the future "old cat lady". She was proud at that. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting you all and your lovely cats. <BR> <em>86</em>... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 13:29:41 EST Help! My cat decided not to use litter box to pee. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x29414506 It just all of a sudden. I've already taken her to the vet, there is nothing wrong with her.... <BR> <BR> WHAT CAN I DO....!!!! Has anyone have a similar problem???? <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 19:10:03 EST What to do when your cat is choking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x29410608 <link>www.petplace.com/cats/heimlich-for-y<BR>our-cat/page1.aspx?utm_source=catcrazy<BR>news001et&utm_medium=email&utm_content<BR>=petplace_article&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter </link> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:48:20 EST Peti-Buffer: My review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x28184289 <BR> <BR> Peti Buffer is a battery operated nail buffer for cats and dogs. <BR> Instead of clipping the nails, this has 2 different emery surfaces on it, for hard or soft nails. <BR> <BR> I found this at Menards for $4.99, I thought at that price it was worth a try. <BR> My cats are use to having me clip their nails with regular cat nail clippers. They are both indoor only cats, and I don't believe in declawing. <BR> <BR> I tried this product out on my cat Timmy. It did do a great job of ... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 16:32:29 EST Greenie cat treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x28125402 I saw this on another team and wanted to pass it on. <BR> <BR> NUTRO Products, Inc. says it is pulling its Greenies line of pet dental chews from supermarkets and other mass markets. Beginning in June, the Greenies -- which have been blamed for illness and deaths in some dogs and cats -- will be distributed only through veterinary hospitals and pet specialty retailers. <BR> <BR> It's the latest attempt to resolve highly-publicized incidents of pet deaths attributed to the popular treats. P... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:40:39 EST Hello fellow cat lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x28001271 <em>239</em> <BR> <BR> Hello! My name is Melissa and I have 6 cats at this time. 4 adult cats and 2 kittens who are looking for a wonderful home. I love my babies like they were real kids and they are spoiled like real kids too! Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:36:28 EST Book: All Pets Go to Heaven by Sylvia Browne http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27840972 I finished this book last night; I thought I'd share the review I posted on my World of Books Spark team. <BR> <BR> <BR> ALL PETS GO TO HEAVEN <BR> by Sylvia Browne <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed this book. I've always believed that our pets go to the same Heaven that we do, and this book reaffirms that for me. In this book, Sylvia explores our bonds with animals; both here on earth and in the afterlife. <BR> <BR> It was a pretty quick read, except for the chapter about animals in ancient tim... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:19:15 EST Greetings from Washington State.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x27752224 I joined Sparks very recently ~ August 13th.....in a quest to loose a significant amount of weight. I found this site through my other blog Live Journal ~ <BR> <BR> <link>charlotteamalie.livejournal.com/prof<BR>ile </link> <BR> <BR> I think that Spark People is the perfect site for me to focus on my health goals. I have a long journey ahead of me..... <BR> <BR> I have not had much success in loosing weight I have managed to maintain my weight so there is significant hope. I look forwar... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 01:35:05 EST New member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x27712866 Hi everyone! I just joined sp today and I wanted to find a smaller group than the ones automatically recommended for me! 195 people seems like a good size! <BR> <BR> My hubby and I have 3 kitties, Hobbes and Molly we rescued as malnourished kittens from a hoarder in oct. '07, and in oct. '08, my husband was reunited with his childhood kitty, Tony, who is now 18 years old! (during college he gave him to a friend's grandmother, who ended up getting alzheimer's and could no longer take care of ... Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:58:21 EST Rest in peace, my little friend Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27639728 I am feeling pretty sad today. <BR> My friend and neighbor Toni had to have her cat, Rain, put to sleep today. Rain's health has been failing, and Toni decided it wasn't fair to let her suffer any more. I had a chance today to visit them, and hold Rain one more time and say goodbye. <BR> <BR> I have been crying as if she were my own kitty. I feel so bad for Toni, and it's bring back the memories again of that day 9 years ago when I had to do the same for my Daisy. <BR> <BR> Toni found her o... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:26:26 EST How to put a cat on a diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27586241 Harry's a bit, well, pudgy, so I'm trying to help him lose some weight without letting him know. So far I've reduced his morning canned catfood by giving him only a 5th of a can instead of a 4th. He hasn't caught on yet. I have to be careful with the dry food as he has a very sensitive stomach. I'm giving him a bit less than a cup of dry per day. I'm going to switch to an indoor formula that offers weight maintanance when I buy next time. I had another overweight cat years ago that I tri... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 15:31:48 EST Hey Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x27331259 My name is Stephanie and I'm from Ohio! I'm a friend of Wildchild, and I also love my cat! My cat's name is taupe and we call him "Taupey". He's a mitten paw who found me about 3 years ago. He has FIV and is doing very well with it. He doesn't like any strangers and loves his belly rubbed. He's my baby!! There's a picture of him on my page in the sink, lol! Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:20:00 EST Do You Know Your Cat´s Real Age? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27246470 Take the CatAge test - <BR> <link>www.catage.com/index.aspx </link> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 16:07:27 EST Cat Miracle Diet....cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27157157 Author Unknown <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most diets fail because we are still thinking and eating like people. For those us who have never had any success dieting, now there is the new Cat Miracle Diet! <BR> Most cats are long and lean (or tiny and petite). The Cat Miracle Diet will help you achieve the same lean, svelte figure. Just follow this diet for 4 days and you'll find that you not only look and feel better, but you will have a whole new outlook on what constitutes food. Good Luck! <BR... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:22:23 EST Poisonous Plants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27122973 Just received this from my pet sitter Margie. http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/protect_<BR>your_pet_from_common_household_dangers<BR>/common_poisonous_plants.html. I have always been diligent about what comes in my house,but I'm surprised at how many plants that I wasn't aware that are poisonous. I had a cat die years ago from eating a Poinsettia and I know there are precautions you can take, but I'd rather be save where my little baby is concerned. Just thought I'd pass is on to other anim... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:31:14 EST Anyone Else See This? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27066713 This is the link to a SparkPage. Scroll down to see the profile picture! I am amazed! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AC<BR>ITODG </link> Fri, 17 Jul 2009 14:10:26 EST Cats + Computer= DISASTER ....READ ON!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x27017060 Your cat might mistakenly whizz on the carpet, or have herself an accident on a couch cushion (the one on which you always lay your head, of course). And when these things happen, it's understandable that you might become a little purr-turbed. But bear in mind that while there may be a smelly stain left behind for you to clean up, at least your house isn't on fire. <BR> <BR> The owners of a gated-community home in Gold Coast, Queensland were not so lucky last week. <BR> <BR> According to th... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:03:13 EST Of course I obey the cats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x26995872 I enjoyed reading about recent research about cats who demand obedience fro their humans! <BR> <BR> "Cats Do Control Humans, Study Finds" <BR> <link>news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/2009071<BR>3/sc_livescience/catsdocontrolhumansst<BR>udyfinds </link> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:27:45 EST Timmy had his shots and check up today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x26918409 Timmy had his 2nd geriatric exam today. It's an exam my vet does for pets ages 7 and older. It's a more comprehensive physical exam, and he checks blood and urine too. Since there is so much to do, they have to stay there a few hours. <BR> <BR> The hard part was getting Timmy into the carrier. He was more than willing to go into his sister's new carrier I bought a couple of weeks ago, when I left it sitting in the living room so Kallie could get familiar with it, he was in it more than she w... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 00:10:06 EST Happy Cat Fourth of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x26769389 <em>86</em> <BR> Patriotic cats celebrate the 4th of July <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=VawHPKt2rIs </link> <BR> <BR> 4th July - Celebrate and Share Too, Say Kitties <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD6uixNm5Qo&<BR>feature=fvsr </link> Sat, 4 Jul 2009 14:42:23 EST New cat carrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x26583883 I already have a couple of cat carriers, one for each cat. But then I saw some slightly smaller ones on sale in the store, they were $21 marked down to $7.50, and they were pink! I just had to get one for Kallie. She is smaller than Timmy, so this was just the right size for her. <BR> <BR> When I was putting it together after I got home, Kallie walked over and sniffed it. Then when Timmy came over to do the same, she hissed at him, like she was saying, "That's mine, back off buster!" LOL <BR... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:25:50 EST Cat Killer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x26336000 Surely you´ve read the news about the killings in Florida! Here´s a link about the young man they think did it: <BR> <link>news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090615/ap_on_r<BR>e_us/us_cats_mutilated_17 </link> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:18:25 EST Worried about Dottie.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x26246529 I'm getting real worried about Dottie, "my" outdoor feral kitty that I've been taking care of for the last 3 years. I think we have had a predator move into the neighborhood. This is baby time for the geese. No babies - I know they were born cause I saw them but the babies are all gone and the geese are sticking together - not real geese behavior - as in 50 in a group and not leaving each other. Dottie has been unseen for 3 days now. I haven't put food out in an effort to get her to come... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:25:43 EST Nutro cat food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x26003717 I have 2 special needs kitties - their food needs to be as healthy as possible and all of the babies have been on Nutro indoor weight management food for years. I went to my food supply store the other day and they informed me that Nutro was going to stop making this cat food! They recommended another brand called origin (sp?) that is supposed to be healthier for them (costs a lot more too). I already spend 24.00 for an 8oz bag of cat food and the origin is more than 30.00. Really! I mea... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 10:13:11 EST You know you're a cat person....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25952468 <link>img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/mom2a<BR>cat/LOL%20cats/catpersonlol.jpg </link> Sun, 31 May 2009 16:07:46 EST curious as a cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25856123 I'm wondering, how many cats do you all have, what are their names and what is their personality like? <BR> <BR> I have one, Harry, who is a spoiled baby. He loves to cuddle, especially when I'm trying to read the paper, likes his meals on time, being brushed - up to a point, and an appreciative audience when he plays. He hates being alone and is afraid of sounds he's never heard before, and thunderstorms. He's most active in the evenings. He desparately wants friends and will sing to t... Wed, 27 May 2009 15:13:16 EST Happy Mothers Day to All!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25420868 I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mothers Day. Hope you enjoy your day to the fullest. Just relax, and do what you feel. It's YOUR day!! <BR> Sun, 10 May 2009 10:33:55 EST A Cat Sucker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25380204 Who´d´ave thought?! <BR> <link>gmy.news.yahoo.com/v/12992694/200905<BR>06/av_yugc/_goodmorningyahoo_yugc_loll<BR>ipop_kitty </link> Fri, 8 May 2009 11:32:41 EST Help! Harry's sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25295428 I gave Harry some Canned Cat food in Salmon flavor today (first time he's had it) and he got violently sick right away. He's vomited 3 times so far and is eating the house plants. I don't know if the can was tainted or he's allergic to salmon. The only fish he's ever had is tuna, and not cat food. How concerned should I be? He's not hiding but is hunched up a bit so I think he's either nauseous or in pain. <BR> Linda Tue, 5 May 2009 13:40:59 EST Emoticon your mood today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25287519 <em>43</em> honestly - angelic! Tue, 5 May 2009 09:38:19 EST Was just scared to death! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25042453 Ok,just had to share with other cat lovers. See if any others have had their little ones scare them to death my Tobie is indoor only cat with no front claws. I went upstairs not thinking twice I opened up the skylight(the screen isn't in yet).I went about my business,and then heard a weird noise I ran to the hallway just in time to see Tobie climbing out to the roof. I was able to grab him,and bring him back in safely only to sit down and bawl my eyes out. Of course he thinks we're playing an... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 15:51:29 EST Are you ready for an emergency? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x25012937 Tornado season is starting up (we've already had a couple where I live) and I'm wondering how many are truly ready for that emergency? When I lived in Oklahoma I had a storm cellar - prepared for human and feline storm victims....Now, I live in Tennessee and no storm cellar but I do have my emergency bag... Here are some recommendations to prepare for any emergency... <BR> <BR> This list came from the ASPCA <BR> <BR> 1. Pet first-aid kit and guidebook <BR> 2. Canned or dry food - I have ... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 08:00:46 EST Hello from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x24972718 Im Kim, better known as Tobie's Mom!!He's the only baby I have left.Lost my 14 year old Pookie to complications with diabetes last Sept. Miss him like I'd miss a child. So, Tobie has ALL my love and I adore him.He's made it clear he is the man of the house.We tried sitting for my fiances daughters cats while she's overseas.Didnt work, Tobie is a big bully.Oh well,he's mine. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:34:52 EST How Do Cats Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x24841072 Last night my arthritis kicked up, and wouldn't you know it, this morning the little miss was both screaming for attention and constantly under foot. As though I didn't already have enough trouble walking without 4 furry paws and a tail to watch out for! This morning she sat in front of the bathroom door with her back to me - just daring me to step on her tail as it moved back and forth. I think she gets a kick sometimes when she can take advantage of her poor mom! <BR> <BR> Whatta cat. ... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 12:25:52 EST Potatoes are fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x24822465 This looks like something my cats would do: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkHBuh21AMg </link> <BR> <BR> I have caught Timmy batting around cherry tomatoes before, and one time when I dropped a baby carrot on the floor he knocked it under the refrigerator. I forgot about it until I cleaned under it one day; it wasn't moldy, but it was hard and shriveled up, lol! <BR> <BR> And one morning when I got up late, I walked into the kitchen and Kallie had a large onion on the floor, the dry... Sat, 18 Apr 2009 14:32:30 EST Cat Lost 2 Years Returned Via Facebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x24748345 <link>www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/04/15/n<BR>ational/main4947153.shtml </link> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:14:30 EST Hi, New Here from Massachusetts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x24489430 Just started SP and looking forward to improving my health and meeting some nice people. I currently have 4 cats - Luka (13), Kevi (12), Mia (1), Juliet (8 weeks). I lost 3 of my old girls to CRF this past year - Zoe (20), Keira (19) Meggie (17). There deaths and the ensuing grief played a big part in my weight gain. I'm looking forward to getting back on track! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:38:12 EST Hi from Western PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x24318123 I should be signing off but I saw this page and recognized some team members so I told Harry (the cat) that we had to join Cat Lovers. He's excited too. <BR> <BR> He is getting better at hugging but has always liked a nice long chat. <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 23:12:23 EST Hi I am new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x24133011 HI I am Lori and I am new to this team and to SP LOve the site. It has been a total of 4 days so lots to learn. I have two siamese cats bother and sister. Serena is a seal point and weighs about 6 lbs and Samson (should have been named Stewie) is a blue point and weighs about 7 lbs. They are both about 2 years old and I got them from a rescue. <BR> I live in Canada. Ontario near Toronto. I am a nurse and work in the community <em>240</em> <BR> Wow this is my first post Wed, 25 Mar 2009 21:46:09 EST When Kitty Eyes are Smiling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x23787749 <em>239</em> For your St. Patrick's Day <em>137</em> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YDoXjQ_8lo </link> Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:16:01 EST I've Been Gone Too Long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x23703083 Today I decided to come back to sparkpeople and try it again. I wasn't losing any weight and I was feeling bad about myself and my not losing any weight so I just gave up. But not a good idea. I just need to go to my friends and get some help. You all know how hard it is to stay on track and that we need each other to keep going. I've had my cat now for one year and she has come a long way. My significant other and I love her very much. She makes us a family. She was a rescued cat that we ado... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:45:40 EST Family furniture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x23667811 I just got done getting a new bed. What did I base my need on in regards to size. The fact that 3 cats sleep on the bed - notice I didn't bother to mention me because I am obviously not needing to actually sleep on any bed in my house! I told them this morning that I was getting a new bed and the response was "is it larger?" "are you going on the couch?" "did you ask my permission?" I mean, who else buys furniture based on their cats needs? Tue, 10 Mar 2009 13:01:08 EST I´m taking a SparkBreak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x23600763 I rec´d word on Friday that my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier in the week and was been in hospital in tremendous pain! He had surgery Friday morning and they removed a grapefruit size tumor and, according to my sister, they saw many other suspicious spots. He just turned 86 Feb 28. <BR> <BR> I was told yesterday that Dad´s kidneys were failing. I decided before bed last night to go ahead and ask my husband about getting tickets to fly home. Just before lunch this morning, my si... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 14:12:10 EST Needy, Clingy, kitty... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x23514155 So, does anyone else have a needy and clingy kitty? The kind that cries from the time you wake up till you leave for work, when you come home from work and until you go to bed for you to pick them up and cuddle them? My boy buddy does, I will give him this, he does have a separation issue - discovered the first time the vet turned him so he couldn't see mommy and he went bonkers - it's been that way forever and he will be 9 this year! This morning he about drove me over the edge by standin... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:53:13 EST Does your cat help you exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x23482428 This morning I started my strength training - I did crunches which resulted in this. Me: down on the floor getting ready to crunch...here comes Trouble. Trouble: help you mommy and climbs on mommy...Me: one Trouble: meow and so forth. Every time I called out a crunch she meowed...WHILE...sitting on me... I told her I didn't need her help but she definitely did not listen.... <BR> <BR> Also - not cat related but.. <BR> I am co-leader of the only Bells Palsy spark team. It currently has 3 m... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 14:36:47 EST Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x23059906 Trouble is 10 years old and definitely the diva, princess, royal ruler, and head of the house. She is also a closet couch potato. A couple of years ago I bought a DVD for them that I only play when I am going to be gone a couple of days - well it hooked Trouble onto TV. Last night I,unwillingly, relinquished control and ownership of my office chair. I moved the chair (with Trouble in it of course) to in front of my large entertainment center and brought my exercise ball to the front of the... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:35:29 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x22881278 I found your team on a member's spark page. Harry, my 6 yr old grey tabby, insisted that i join. In the past he has been known to answer surveys and getting to know you emails from my friends so don't be surprised if he occasionally writes in. <BR> Linda Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:10:10 EST Finally!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x22876947 In the last 2 weeks I have had 3 kitties move under my deck. Not something I would typically worry about however, I live in an apartment complex. I have also been taking care of a feral named Dottie for the last 3 years and have had to fight management of the complex over their plans to "get rid" of her. Having these 3 new kitties come in has literally threatened Dottie's very existence. Then I found out that one of them may have an owner so I got a humane trap and for the last couple of ... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:41:52 EST Cat lover from WI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x22819856 Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Elaine and I am the owner of 3 cats, Who are: <BR> <BR> Maggie - who is a five year old tabby, she is my portly gal of 20 lbs, on a diet with her mom, she also lets her mom dress her up from time to time. Also when we go to visit my parents maggie helps my mom by bring up socks from the laundry room <BR> <BR> jack who is 3 years old, He is my newest addition to the family, no one wanted him because he is missing an eye he had been in foster care for over a y... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:38:07 EST What is Love? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x22420836 Be sure to keep watching after the credits! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlmvsFURRtw </link> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:51:44 EST Subwoofer cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x22420796 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmRTGRbrATs </link> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:50:28 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x22334205 Hello. I am Amy. I am new to SP. I have always loved cats. Currently, our family includes 4 cats. Rex and Oreo are brother and sister. Rex got his name because he acts like a dog. Oreo came with her name. She is black with white on her neck and belly, and she has the cutest little white armpits. Taco is a shelter pet. He is so sweet, and he is extremely grateful. Sugar is our newest addition. He was a stray that my husband brought home. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 02:09:45 EST can't catch my outside cat. any suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x22119121 I have a cat outside named Oreo. She is a stray but been here for a year. When she has babies she doesnt have enough milk and when I can find them I have to feed them because they die if I don't. Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can catch her to have her fixed. I bought a animal catcher, and put food in it but shes smart and won't go in, just looks at me. Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:41:21 EST Shelter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21903277 I finally found a no kill shelter to take my 4 kittens it took me two and a half months but they took them in.I kept my squishy she is a solid black kitty i just couldn't give her up she follows my from room to room and if she doesn't see my she cries and i have to pick her up and my husband kept a solid gray one name smokey(boy) and my daughter kept a black and white named McLovin also a boy and all three ins up in bed with me plus my little chi.dog plus my husband. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:34:27 EST Dewey Readmore Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21804095 Did you all read this book? I probably missed that conversation if you did. I just finished it and I just cried! I looked him up on the internet. Amazing. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:11:46 EST Staying warm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21786555 Where do your kitties like to curl up on the really cold days? <BR> <BR> Even though mine are both indoor only, my house does feel chilly at times. <BR> <BR> Kallie loves to curl up on my bed during the day, especially if she can get pillow. They have a window perch in the living room, and during the colder months, I put a warm blanket on top of the cushion on that. They also have a fleece "cuddle ball" and a little plush bed on the couch. <BR> <BR> I use and electric blanket at night whe... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:04:52 EST Curious Cat on Live Weather Forecast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21676237 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFyDJytTZyg </link> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 17:41:09 EST Just love your cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21495271 the new year is here, but we still love our cats, and need to show them the love everyday Mon, 5 Jan 2009 13:18:53 EST Just love your cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21495243 the new year is here, but we still love our cats, and need to show them the love everyday Mon, 5 Jan 2009 13:18:01 EST Goals for 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21429278 Hi everyone, its been a while since I have used spark people but my new years resolution is to loose weight, exercise more, relax/meditate more. <BR> <BR> Anyone else like to share their goals for 2009 <BR> <BR> Angie Sat, 3 Jan 2009 18:31:14 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21358659 Happy New Year to you all and your kitties!! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 18:19:01 EST Away for 2 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21241443 Hey There Team... <BR> <BR> I am going to be away for 2 days and in all probability will not be on line during that time as I will be at a hotel in Niagara Falls and marathon shopping! <BR> <BR> Just wanted everyone to know! See you when I get back! <BR> <BR> <em>263</em> SPARKappy Holidays SPARKPEOPLE <em>233</em> <BR> Kim Mon, 29 Dec 2008 00:23:26 EST kitten for a christmas present http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21214518 Hi all! I brought home a kitten for my Mom christmas eve, shots and all. My vet put liquid ivermectin in his ears to kill ear mites, The next couple of days he started acting weird. My Mom thought he was going to pass on.. When he was at the vets he got dewormed, checked for feLuk etc, did blood work and he got a dose of revolution. I thought that might have been a big change for him after all he was a barn cat(kitten), All in all, he had a really bad deep ear infection and he's on clavamox n... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 19:54:43 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x21167934 <link>icanhascheezburger.com/2008/12/23/fu<BR>nny-pictures-happy-holidays/ </link> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas to you all, <BR> love, <BR> Shari, Timmy and Kallie Wed, 24 Dec 2008 20:49:07 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x21064498 Hi, my name is Vanessa and I live in Northeast Ohio. I've been with SP since July 2008 and I just joined this team. I have four cats. Tom (the only male) who is 7 years old and his sister Jerri, who is also 7 years old. Tom and Jerri were adopted from the local animal shelter. Spaz, which was a stray kitten that was sick and my daughter nursed backed to health, who is 2 years old and Squeakers, who was also a stray that my daughter found outside of the Walgreens by our house and nursed b... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 18:29:12 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x20867132 I'm living in Elkhart, Indiana. I am owned by four cats and various dogs. I wanted to join a team just for my kitty owners. <BR> I have the smallest one named Tiny. She is tiger tabby. She is so small. I carry her everywhere. <BR> Then I have Gracie, shes only 5 months. White with a tabby stipe on her face and tail. She is a tomboy. <BR> Then we have Noah, brother to Gracie. He is also white but with black on the face and tail. <BR> Lastly we have the late addition. Also 5 months. Hubby calls... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:26:47 EST Have you got your cat a xmas present/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x20845345 I got my cat a chia plant. You grow it then they can eat it as it grows, Its for insides cats that don't go outside. Just giving you a idea of something you might like to get your cat, and its fun for you to grow. I got mine at Kmart, thats the only store I could find it at for cats. Joann Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:11:24 EST Team Huddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x20790904 Hi we need more huddlers out here, I havent seen any in awhile. Hope to see more soon. Thanks. Joann Mon, 8 Dec 2008 15:55:30 EST hi I'm a new teamleader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x20741404 I just became a new teamleader on this page. Thats my cat Toby. I don't know what to do as a leader so if anyone can help me that would be great. Looking forward to any help. thanks Joann Sat, 6 Dec 2008 14:39:57 EST Nora the Piano Playing Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x20677339 Be sure to check out the sequel too! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ860P4iTaM </link> Wed, 3 Dec 2008 22:50:40 EST Ukelele Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x20672778 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-k-B4Yn-oQ </link> Wed, 3 Dec 2008 19:36:00 EST Roomba Driver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x20363831 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ-jv8g1YVI </link> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:15:45 EST What cats do when looking inside the toilet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x20187753 <link>www.you.uz/2008/10/what-cats-do-when<BR>-looking-inside-toilet.html </link> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:35:34 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x18982066 Hi I joined this team in memory of my Reese who passed away suddenly 4 weeks ago tomorrow. I miss her dearly. She was with us for 14 years. She was a sealpoint siamese. <BR> <BR> I have two other babies, Trekkie and Simon, whom I also adore. <BR> <BR> Vicki Wed, 1 Oct 2008 21:56:06 EST The Healing Power of Fur http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x18816130 So, I had to go the ER and then stay in the hospital for a few days. I missed my cats so much! I came home finally and was in a lot of pain and just kinda miserable. The kitties were the only thing that made me happy and made me feel better right away. <BR> <BR> There is nothing like a purring kitty on your lap to help you feel good. We call it the healing power of fur. lol! <BR> <BR> I really think God made these animals to bring us so much comfort and joy! I had to be off work for 2 weeks... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:42:12 EST Hi everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x18781509 My name is Tammy and I am so glad I found others who love there furry babies as much as I do. I have two right now, both are bro and sis rescued from the humane society. Harley is grey and Harmony is a calico. Can't wait to get to know all of you!!! <BR> <BR> <em>241</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:49:45 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x18414083 Hi! My name is Missy...I joined SparkPeople almost 2 weeks ago and love it! I have 3 cats....Charlie, String and Mew. I am a cat lover...I collect cat figurines (I have a whole curio cabinet full, and I am currently working on a second cabinet!) At one time, I had seven cats. I used to work at a vet, so...I brought home some really special kitties. Sadly, I have lost four within the last 6 years. I still miss them so much! I am glad I found this team! Fri, 12 Sep 2008 05:53:03 EST Thank goodness there are more cat lovers out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x18293806 I have 4 cats. I love them as much as I love my husband.....sometimes more..HEE.HEE. I hanging out w/my 16 yr.old calico writing to you all right now. The other tiger tabby is ahnging out with the husband on the couch watching football. The other 2....I'm sure are up 2 no good. <em>18</em> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 22:06:39 EST Cat hair on the furniture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x18285553 Hey cat lovers! Let's take a poll: what do you do to combat all the cat hair in your house? Our cats rule the house...they go anywhere and lay where they want. I have no heart to shoo them off of anything other than eating off of my plate of food. <BR> <BR> My grandma uses lint rollers all over her furniture, every day! We've tried that too, but apparently the fabric on our furniture is a fur magnet. It never comes off. <BR> <BR> We are buying a new couch in a few weeks. Any ideas for fabri... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 15:51:03 EST hi!! I'm new!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x17692327 I LOVE cats and my baby especially, Kendra Andi!!! Will post a pix soon!!!!! Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:22:16 EST Hi - I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x17663539 I'm new, both to Spark (still finding my way around and trying to post where I'm supposed to!)and to this Cat Lovers site. This is really the place for me to be as I have had cats and disease "felinitis" which you know is incurable it seems forever. Some of my earliest baby pictures are with cats. <BR> <BR> Several years ago I was very much involved with my own private shelter - strays and rescues. Was able to find some of the stray's families (a really good feeling!)find new families for... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 09:50:48 EST Nicknames http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x17437969 so, I've been thinking. <BR> I find that I have given our kitties nicknames.. <BR> Cassandra is 'squirrel girl', cuz when she was little she made grrr-y noises when running around the house and Marshall is 'Marshington'..and Percy is 'Poo-Pie' or "Purr Man". <BR> My grandkitty Castor is 'Doodlebug' <BR> but I'm stuck on a nickname for my other grandkitty... <BR> <BR> anyways, what are the nicknames you find yourself calling your kitties (please don't tell me I'm the only one) Wed, 6 Aug 2008 18:11:39 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x17413350 Hello! I am Sue, and I am lucky enough to be owned by 2 wonderful kitties!! Sammy is my Siamese, and he will be 16 years old this Dec. Elvis has been living with us for 4 years, he was my sisters cat, and they were afraid that their new dog was going to eat poor Elvis, so they asked us if we would adopt him. We think that he is around 12 years old or so. Both are real sweethearts, and they are best buddies! <em>240</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 00:08:58 EST Confession of A Cat Owner!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x17218153 I have to confess that I am very jealous of my female cat Muffin. She is constantly getting her back rubbed by my DH. She closes her eyes and moans!!!! I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, I moan when he does mine. She gets it more than I do though. Not fair!!! Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:23:06 EST Timmy, a "senior" already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x16957177 A few weeks ago I got a letter from the vet congratulating Timmy on reaching "senior citizen" status; my vet said that is a good thing, because when they reach that age, it's because of the good care we have given them. At the age of 7 or 8, my vet starts doing what is called a "geriatric exam", besides the routine check up and shots, they also check blood and urine, to check for any possible diseases so they can be caught early while still treatable. <BR> <BR> Timmy was 8 years old on May 1... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:16:49 EST Cat allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x16631687 Please visit my SP. My black and white cat shown there has allergies and is now losing his hair around his chin and neck...I am taking him to the vet Monday we have been battling this for years but in the past year I've had to take him off the 40.00 for 7 pounds of cat food because its no longer feasible to feed 4 cats. You can't do it separately I tried. He is now losing his hair around his chin and neck, he can eat lamb and rice, he loves it. If any of you have this situation please tell... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:57:28 EST Plastic Bottle Safety Alert...Please Read This!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x16554082 For years, glass has been out, and plastic has been in. Why? Because virtually unbreakable plastic makes drinking your beverage of choice at the office, gym, or nursery more convenient. But, before you take another sip, did you know there may be bacteria lurking in the bottle you are reusing? <BR> <BR> <BR> More from MainStreet <BR> 4 Websites That Can Help You Save At The Pump <BR> What If Strawberry Shortcake's Makeover Was Real? <BR> How To Make Your Own Wine <BR> How To Host The Be... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 19:03:39 EST Please pray for my cat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x15788148 Hi all! Please say a prayer for my 4-year old cat Harvey. He's sick with some kind of blood infection or autoimmune disease. they still aren't sure. we have him on medications and he got a blood transfusion. now we're waiting to see if he improves. Thanks for saying a prayer for my baby. we don't want to lose him! <em>241</em> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 16:42:40 EST Golden Rule of Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x15664229 1. If you change the litter in my litter box, then I automatically have to go to the bathroom. <BR> <BR> 2. If you change the litter in my litter box AND you are expecting company, then I automatically have to go number two. <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Jun 2008 21:08:49 EST Claw-trimming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x15630814 Hi all, <BR> I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to go about trimming my cat's claws. I just tried it and, well, after a few moments of him struggling and me getting frustrated, I let him feel like he "escaped". I don't want to take him to the vet just to get his claws trimmed. I was considering buying a scratching post, but would that take care of the problem effectively? I love him to pieces, but every time Binx jumps up on me, it's quite painful. Any suggestions? Sun, 8 Jun 2008 19:23:46 EST Hi everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x15630608 Hello all, <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself and send a "hello" to all of the cat lovers out there! I started SparkPeople in January but never really committed myself. Now, however, I'm ready to lose the weight, and pleased to say I've already lost a pound since I've "re-started" yesterday(!!) But enough about me. I'm the proud owner of Binx, who quite possibly may be the sweetest, most affectionate cat I've ever known. I got him October 14th of last year (as a free pick from an "a... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 19:12:55 EST Rainbow Bridge video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x15315508 This is a very beautiful video, if you have ever loved and lost a pet. It's about 5 minutes long, and just to warn you, I was crying at the end of it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.petplace.com/cat-videos.aspx?p=6<BR>2 </link> Wed, 28 May 2008 21:53:40 EST Wilbur the Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x15283242 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qunNXfFLJ3U </link> Tue, 27 May 2008 21:56:59 EST NEW!!! kitten pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x15043294 Hi Everyone, <BR> Thought you all might like to see some pictures of my new kittens born 4-14 & 4-16. My 2 females (which are sisters) had their kittens 2 days apart and are sharing the care of 7 kittens. I have 4 males and 3 females. I need HELP in naming them. My favorite is the one I picked for my icon. I don't know how I ended up with one like that. I have no cat that looks like her. As you can see in my photos, none of them look anything like her. It must be from past generations. So tak... Mon, 19 May 2008 15:14:34 EST Flea treatment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x14483073 Hi Everyone, Hoping to get some helpful information on flea treatment for kittens and Mommy cat. These cats don't come into the house because my husband is allergic to them. They are on my screened-in back porch. I let the Momma cat out a few times a day to go potty. The kittens are 2 weeks old. I know you can't spray any flea spray on the kittens. Can you spray the Mom but not in the nipple area or should I use a flea collar or the drops that you use at the back of the neck for the Momma cat... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:30:16 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x13960083 Good Morning everyone. I just joined the team this morning and wanted to say hello. I have 2 spoiled babies. They are only 8 months old and are just like my children. They are brother and sister from the same litter but look nothing alike. The little boy, Luke, is a grey and white Tabby. My little princess, Leia, is a light colored calico. She was the runt of the litter. She only weights 5.5 lbs and our vet thinks she's done growing, while Luke already weighs 10 lbs. For anyone who recognizes... Sat, 12 Apr 2008 09:56:41 EST hello, new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x13803185 Just joined Spark People yesterday and thought I'd check out other cat 'parents'. <BR> <BR> We have 3, a spoiled princess Cassandra, she is 14 years old and fluffy and black and full of attitude. <BR> She was my daughter's cat growing up. She is so funny when my daughter's fiance comes with my daughter for a visit, (they live in So. Cal) she treats him like 'what are YOU doing here'...I don't know what she'll do when they are married, and he gets to sleep in the bedroom...I wonder if she w... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 23:16:12 EST Great Cat Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x13531664 Enjoy! "White people like to rap about their cats"! <link>mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/200<BR>8/03/white-people-li.html </link> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:52:14 EST I wish I had my camera with me last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x13325694 I was in bed, watching TV, with my two cats Timmy and Kallie on the bed with me, as usual. Last night they were so sweet! They were sleeping with their heads together, and Timmy had his head on top of Kallie's, with his arm around her. My camera was in another room. I could have tip toed out to get it, but not without disturbing the cats, and I didn't want to break the spell because they were so darned cute! Sat, 22 Mar 2008 16:51:34 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x13162653 Hi everyone, I'm Shana. I have 2 cats Carter and Ginger, and a cat-loving dog named Ty. I've always grown up with cats, and think (but don't tell my dog) they are much more interesting then any other pet. My 2 cats are constantly getting into/making trouble. <BR> I'm also a vet student and my second cat, Ginger, was my first spay. I had to take her home! And it turns out she was the perfect addition to our family. Sun, 16 Mar 2008 15:15:32 EST My Cats Are In The Dog House!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x13146385 I went and brought some beautiful panies and had to bring them in because it is suppose to storm and high winds come in so I didn't want them to get harmed before I planted them. The cats got into them and started to eat them. Luckily I got them before they did much damage. I was ready to string them up!!! They are in a L O N G Time Out. Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:57:51 EST Just Like My Cat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x12879476 You´ll laugh! I sware! He´s just like this! <link>mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/200<BR>8/03/let-me-in.html </link> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 07:33:53 EST Cat and Hamster Video Clip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x12786719 So amazing! <link>mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/200<BR>8/03/kitteh-on-ham-a.html </link> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 10:16:14 EST Hi! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x12272670 Hi! :) <BR> My husband and I have two cats, Patches who is almost two and Cinnamon who we just got from a shelter in january. they say she is 4 or 5, we think she is older, as she has some gray hair and walks as if she has arthisis. <BR> They are are furry children! And a handful! :) But fun to watch! :) I am so glad that we have them and that I have turned my husband into an animal person! :) <BR> Have a good day! :) Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:47:15 EST Sleepy Cat Video Clip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x12118175 <link>video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&v<BR>id=785eece9-ed3b-4012-9364-1cb121b2a9b4 </link> <BR> The first clip that will play is of Melissa, a SparkPerson featured on the Today Show. Click on the Sleepy Kitty on the left to see the sweetest display! Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:04:30 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x11921083 Hi my name is Nancy I have 3 Cats Angel is my oldest she is almost 8 years old and a 4 year old gray part tabby her name is gizmo and lastly a solid black cat that my daughter and I found on Halloween night her name is star she was maybe 8 weeks old when we found her playing in the middle of the road. <BR> Nancy <em>240</em> Sat, 2 Feb 2008 20:24:26 EST Gift from the Cats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x11814118 We were getting ready for hubby´s brother, wife and daughter to join us for a DVD and dinner. Went in the family room and it just didn´t smell right! Hunted low, then high. We have a cubby hole for the cats in there - it´s up high and has a pole covered with indoor/outdoor carpet for them to climb up to get in. They like to sleep up there lots, but have avoided for a couple of days. <BR> <BR> I THOUGHT they were avoiding it cuz the yappy poodles had gone home and the cats had spent soooo mu... Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:22:12 EST Im a N00B http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x11436713 Hello everyone My name is Amber I live in Maryland and have 2 great fur babies. One is Hades he is an american short hair :) And the newest addition is Athena, a pure breed Maine coon :). <BR> <BR> <BR> I also just started a maine coon sparkteam if anyone wants to join and add to it :) Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:02:54 EST New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x11344013 Hello all. I am owned by 3 cats.... and holding. Like most cat lovers, I have to slap myself silly occasionally to keep from adding another. Hope to get to know you as time goes by. <BR> <BR> Sharon <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2008 20:05:44 EST Oh no! Doggie visitors! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x11195465 Our niece with two little yappy dogs are coming this evening to stay with us for at least 9 days! Her parents will arrive on the 19th and may stay for a time while their house is remodeled. That´s an if! <BR> <BR> My poor cats will prob´ly go berserk! Either that or they´ll go into hiding and I won´t see them much! I´ll let you all know how it goes. Fri, 11 Jan 2008 09:10:11 EST Moving the Girls into a New Apartment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x11038816 Hey, I've got a new pic of the Girls up on my Spark Page if anyone wants to see it! <BR> <BR> We took them to my fiance's apartment last night, just for a short visit, so they can get a little bit used to it before we make the big move in May. Anya found an access panel in the closet wall and snuck into it; I was freaked out until she came out (which was luckily only a few minutes later), and I piled up some unpacked boxes against it and shut both doors to the closet (it's like Carrie's clo... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 01:38:48 EST Outdoor enclosures?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x11025931 I have 2 indoor cats that never go outside. For many reasons...but now we have a new house with a big backyard and I am thinking of getting an enclosure of some sort to allow them to be outside, enjoy the fresh air and birds, but not be able to escape. :-) <BR> <BR> Does anyone else do this? Is it still pretty safe? My husband seems to think any outdoor exposure might harm them somehow. yeah he's overprotective lol! :-) Sun, 6 Jan 2008 18:20:40 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x10867177 I have three cats, Ming, Lily and Sam. As I type this, all three are zonked out in the great room with me. Lily (a 13 lb male) is lying on top of Ming (a 6.5 lb female) in their favorite kitty bed. Sam (a 19 lb male) is my loner. He doesn't really like the other cats. He's a mama's boy. <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> <em>241</em> <em>240</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2008 16:16:57 EST newbee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x10734362 Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cats are great and i also have dogs which are great too. I have siamese and a birman, siberians. they all get along <em>198</em> Mon, 24 Dec 2007 21:15:32 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x10666187 Since I have to work the next 5 days, I'm stopping in now to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I probably won't get a chance to get back here before then. <BR> <BR> <em>263</em> Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:33:08 EST Does your cat(s) get a Christmas gift? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x10555731 Mine get a few new toys every year, some from me, and some from my mom; they are spoiled, lol! <BR> <BR> They usually get some cat treats, like Pounce, from friends. I always give the pets in our family and the pets of close friends gifts too for Christmas. Wed, 12 Dec 2007 14:45:15 EST Hi, I'm New!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x10472712 Hi, I'm new here. I love cats, have loved them since I before I can remember, and I've always had them around. Right now my fiancee and I have two cats we call "our girls"; Anya is the oldest at 6 years, she's a fat happy calico mama with a bit of a snitty attitude (but we love her anyway) and Schala, who's 5, who's a sweet and timid little gray tabby (but she can be fierce sometimes for the most random reasons). I'm still living at home and my brothers also have a big fat fluffy orange to... Fri, 7 Dec 2007 11:44:06 EST Xylitol Warning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x10366257 The latest and greatest natural, low calorie sweetener is Xylitol. It's in a lot of products and you're going to see it more and more in the near future. <BR> It really is a fantastic product for people, however it is extremely TOXIC to PETS, especially dogs, cats and ferrets. Even a small amount can take down a medium size dog. It causes their blood sugar level to drop so drastically and so fast that it's most often fatal. And many vets don't know what they're looking at yet when that happen... Sat, 1 Dec 2007 18:56:56 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x10307705 Hello everyone, I'm new to the team and to SP. I've been logging in for almost two weeks now and I love it! <BR> <BR> I'm a kitty mom--he was my first baby and we adopted him from the shelter when he was 4 years old. He is now 8 and we love our fur boy and his name is Truman. I've always loved cats since I was a kid and could never have them since we lived in apartments which didn't allow pets. When my hubby and I bought our house in Nov. of 2003 I said that for Christmas I wanted a cat. ... Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:51:41 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x10205554 Just want to wish you and your families, furbabies included of course, a very Happy Thanksgiving! <em>4</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:55:54 EST "Talking" cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x10192948 A short, but very sweet video! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3U0udLH974 </link> Tue, 20 Nov 2007 21:31:24 EST Favorite Cat Breed?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x10045598 All mine are mixed tabbys and calicos. <BR> But if I had to choose a specific breed it would be the Maine-Coon Cat...I had one that lived to be 18 years old, I miss him dearly. <BR> <BR> <em>241</em> Tue, 13 Nov 2007 03:47:31 EST Beastie Baby Anxiety? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x9885865 Hello all two and four legged friends. I hope everyone is doing well! I was just wondering if anyone has experianced their babies getting anxiety over moving? My husband and I are separating, and I'm in the process of moving things. My babies (Cody and Oliver - 10 yr old Siamese Mixes) are going completely NUTS! If they aren't playing in the boxes, or trying to hide my things that I'm packing, they are crawling in my lap and trying to love me to death. My mother thinks perhaps they are afraid... Mon, 5 Nov 2007 04:45:40 EST hi a newbee here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x9696057 Hi I just started this program. I was on another and it got to expensive and was told about this one. I saw this club and decided it was for me. I love cats. I did have 2 cats until yesterday. We had a 2 month old kitten and she came very sick and had to be put to sleep. So now we have to get the other cat tested to make sure she is okay. She seems to be healthy so I pray she is okay. I can not lose her to. It is so hard losing this one and we just had her for a short time. But in that short ... Thu, 25 Oct 2007 10:57:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x9634071 Hi to all fellow cat lovers. <BR> <BR> I personally am owned by two purr-bugs (Gus and RePete). <BR> <BR> Heather <em>86</em> Mon, 22 Oct 2007 11:58:50 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x9197096 My name is Kitty and I have an incredible friend (cat) named Nadja. She is like a child to me because I raised her since she was 3 weeks old. I had to bottle feed her.She is a light in my life! Fri, 28 Sep 2007 23:37:09 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x8974218 Hello everyone. I'm Aubrey ~ AKA Bree. I'm new to the group but not to SP. I live in VA with my two babies (Cody and Oliver). They are Siamese Mix kitties that I adopted from the humane society. They are brothers and I couldn't just get one and not the other. I'm so happy I got them both because when I have to be gone, I know they keep each other company, and they are the most affectionate and loving kitties a mommy could ask for. I would be so sad without them. Tue, 18 Sep 2007 08:38:24 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x8793810 Im Amaya. Im almost 43...and I love all my furrbabies :) (Dogs, cats and hamsters). <BR> <BR> 5 of our furrbabies are cats. Each one is so different from there other....and yes, I swear they TALK to me lol Im not sure what they are saying all the time, but they have defintie opinions ;) <BR> <BR> Anyway, i began on Spark about 5 days ago....and I do my weigh in every Sunday. most sundays Im very depressed after it (gain or no change at all). Well this Sunday I step on....and I lost 6 pounds... Sun, 9 Sep 2007 12:29:11 EST Hi From UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x8783506 Hi everyone, I have been with SP for about 3 weeks now, I have 3 cats Missy, Socks and Phantom and also a dog Bayley. <BR> <BR> Best wishes Angie Sat, 8 Sep 2007 19:12:33 EST Hi From UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x8783453 Hi everyone, I have been with SP for about 3 weeks now, I have 3 cats Missy, Socks and Phantom and also a dog Bayley. <BR> <BR> Best wishes Angie Sat, 8 Sep 2007 19:08:50 EST New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x8725645 I'm new here and not good at the introductions...LOL. <BR> <BR> I am a very strange person with a very strange sense of humor. I am a soon to be published writer. I love playing Sims 2 and have ADHD. <BR> <BR> We have five cats and only one of them is a pure breed. Maine Coon named Maranda. The other four are american shorthairs and one American Longhair. <BR> <BR> The American Shorthairs are: <BR> Puma, Ninja, and Bandit <BR> <BR> The American Longhair is: <BR> Lionheart <BR> <BR> Anyho... Wed, 5 Sep 2007 22:19:25 EST Charley the Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x8673110 Found this on another board, Charley is a very special cat! He has disabilities, but they don't get him down. <BR> <BR> http://gprime.net/video.php/charley Mon, 3 Sep 2007 12:17:06 EST Funny, silly cat pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x8307493 I found this site about a week ago; I'm addicted to it now, I have to check it everyday to see the new pics, lol! <BR> http://icanhascheezburger.com/ Wed, 15 Aug 2007 02:14:27 EST Funny, silly cat pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x8307469 I found this site about a week ago; I'm addicted to it now, I have to check it everyday to see the new pics, lol! <BR> http://icanhascheezburger.com/ Wed, 15 Aug 2007 02:12:46 EST Good morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x8170906 I am a true kitty lover! I have two brothers that are a little over a year old. Orange Tabby (Fireball) and his Flame Point brother (Bailey). They are the loves of my life! I also petsit on the side and take care of four sets of other kitty's. <BR> <BR> Lisa Wed, 8 Aug 2007 06:49:14 EST what evry pet owner emergency kits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x7957946 what you need in a disaster kit to be kept by your door at- all times <BR> Small Animal Evacuation Kit list come from the AVMA <BR> <BR> <BR> 2-week supply of food (dry & canned) <BR> 2-week supply of water in plastic gallon jugs <BR> Batteries (flashlight, radio) <BR> Cage/carrier (for each animal, labeled with your contact information) <BR> Can opener (manual) <BR> Cat/wildlife gloves <BR> Copies of veterinary records and proof of ownership <BR> Emergency contact list <BR> Familia... Sat, 28 Jul 2007 16:16:32 EST new addtion temp foster time again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x7869960 well this one comefrom our apt comples here and mom was taking it across the parking lot she drop it and ran i got out there and pick it p brought it in well last feeding was at 5 : am in the morning so excuse any typo it a female gray white tux and white feet talk all the time i heard her when she woke up this morning i had the study door closed to keep the other cat out no dought her she has a great set of lung eating well 6 to 8 weeks old will put her up for adoption in about a month wel... Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:07:09 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x7815109 I am a dyed-in-the-wool cat lover! I can't remember a time when cats weren't a part of my life. I currently only have two. I especially love black cats. My two are both rescues. Lucy, the older cat (black), is only 3. I adopted her from a family who's son was not taking care of her and the father found her eating dog food because she had not been fed. She was very thin when I got her. We've had her for 2 years and she is the delight of my life. My newest, youngest cat, Lily, is also ... Sat, 21 Jul 2007 03:45:59 EST hi new to the group i have three http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x7806067 well we have three baby taz 4 soild black oreo aka ooff and jelly bean aka jelly belly i have 28 pound to loose well the web page for my cat is <BR> http://www.catster.com/cats/240196 go take i look Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:46:01 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1243x7531646 I HAVE 7 CATS, ONE INSIDE, THE OTHERS OUTSIDE. WE LIVE IN THE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE DUMP THEIR UNWANTED CATS OUT HERE, WE SEEM TO ATTRACT THEM. IF THEY STAY AROUND WE HAVE THEM FIXED AND THEY ARE FAMILY, AT NIGHT WE KEEP THE OUTSIDE CATS, IN THE GARAGE, SO THAT COYOTES AND DOGS CAN'T GET THEM. <BR> MY INDOOR CAT IS SPIDER, THE LARGEST 22POUNDS. SUNNY, SAMMY, FLUFFY, DAWN, MAGGIE AND THOMAS. Fri, 6 Jul 2007 19:55:58 EST new kitten! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x7147422 Today I was really bummed about some stuff going on in my life so my wonderful boyfriend decided to take me to the Humane Society and adopt a kitten. He is the cutest little thing I have ever seen! The only problem is my other cat is not liking our newest addition to the family. Does anyone have any suggestions with getting the two kitties to get along? <em>240</em> Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:25:30 EST Help with hissing & Spitting ?? pls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x7003576 Hi to all, i have worked silly hours recently at work over the last couple of weeks, i have 2 indoor cats who are the friendliest dopiest animals you would come across but due to the little time i have spent with them i have noticed them hissing & spitting with each other more often, does anyone have any tips on how to stop them as its quite upsetting. thanks K x <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Jun 2007 05:09:24 EST deaf cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x6999264 Question for all you cat people, I have just addopted another cat but this one is completely deaf, does any one know how to call a deaf cat inside at night time ??? Thu, 7 Jun 2007 22:34:15 EST cat diets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x6719253 My cat is a bit overweight so I decided to start feeding him Purina Advanced Hairball and Healthy Weight food. Depending on their size, you give them a certain amount of food everyday. Since my guy is such a fatty, he gets 1 cup of food. Some days he doesn't eat the entire cup so I wait to feed him until his bowl is empty. So far he has lost 1 pound! I consider that a great start since he does nothing all day but lay on the couch! Anyone else every try a similar method for their kitty? ... Wed, 23 May 2007 19:18:01 EST Fat vs Skinny Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x6498398 Ever wonder why some cats are fat and some are skinny? Think about it. As people...we are told by the medical profession - and all the "experts" out there..... that if our bodies are above a certain BMI, we are obese. We are chastised and looked down upon because we are overweight. People view us as lazy or failures with no self-control. But what about cats? I have had many in my lifetime. Some thin...some fatties. I have fed them all the same and they all have the same access to the ... Sat, 12 May 2007 04:32:52 EST hello cat lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x4674713 hi my name is sherry I have two cat pumpkin and tiger I pic of them in my gallery <em>240</em> <em>241</em> Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:41:28 EST Chronic Renal Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x4640097 I discovered this afternoon that our beloved Luna is in Stage One of Chronic Kidney Disease. She has lost a significant amount of weight, is experiencing a loss of appetite and the risen levels of creatinine and urea in her blood indicate these toxins are not being flushed through her kidneys adequately. The first step in treatment is to adjust her diet; she will be having a "kidney formula food" for dinner beginning tonight. <BR> I don't think I was prepared to hear this. I am a little upset... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:29:32 EST Irritating Kitty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x4304066 Good afternoon. I have a question for anyone who is familiar with this. Our female cat (Kibbles) has not been fixed, and we really didn't want to have to do it. The last couple of nights she is up all night and cries. Is this a result of not being fixed? I believe she sleeps all day when no one is home and I am threatening to take a day off work and just keep her up all day! <BR> <BR> Any help would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Sleepless in Chicago (Cindy) <em>198</em> Tue, 9 Jan 2007 13:32:28 EST D.O.G. got her exercise today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x3882357 My little brown tiger D.O.G. got her exercise today and I'm not sure that it is a good thing. <BR> <BR> I was walking on the treadmill this morning and she approached it (usually she is afraid of it!). She tried to walk across it...and well...you can only imagine what happened! I had to grab the rails to lift my feet to avoid stepping on her and then to nudge her back feet off the edge of the treadmill as she couldn't get off! <BR> <BR> I didn't know whether to laugh or cry...she seems no... Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:43:11 EST Holiday gifts for kitties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x3877655 I wish I had a digital camera... <BR> I made my kitty an activity blanket! I took a piece of fleece and sewed a matching border along its edges. Then I found some crinkly, shiny material (the kind a lot of cat toys are sewn from), patterned it up into stars and moon shapes. I stuffed the shapes with cotton and a little catnip and affixed them onto the blanket. Then I cross-stitched Luna's name onto the blanket. I might put bells on a corner or two, just for play. <BR> I think she's gonna love... Mon, 27 Nov 2006 13:13:15 EST Tail of Four Kitties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x3856434 Hello All - <BR> What a great forum! If I lived alone I'd probably be the crazy cat lady. I have four fabulous cats: <BR> Xena & Gabi (Gabrielle) - Don't ask, my ex named them and he had a thing for the warrior princess), both about 8 years old, Cici (short for Cecilia), who I inherited when my brother's baby developed allergies, Cici's 4ish, and Sophie (short for Sophia Cleocatra, the only one I got to name) who is about 18 months. I inherited her from my soon-to-be stepdaughter. Pics o... Fri, 24 Nov 2006 10:24:58 EST curious question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x3615067 If you work out in front of your kitties... <BR> do they often stare at you like you're nuts? <BR> <BR> Just wondering if i'm the only one... <BR> -E Thu, 26 Oct 2006 21:53:08 EST What kind of cat/s do you have/want? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x3557850 This is for people who can brag about their kitties, or enlighten everyone about what kind of cat they want in the future! <BR> I have a fat black cat named Pepper, who came from a calico. She has yellow/orangish eyes, and "squeaks" instead of meows. <BR> When I eventually move out, I'd love a calico cat with no white (kinda weird. . .) although an all black cat with orange or green eyes isn't bad, either. However, I'll probably just go to the shelter and get two cute kitties, no matter what ... Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:33:11 EST WELCOME TO CATLOVERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x3472131 WELCOME, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOUR CAT(S)AND JOIN THE FUN <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> Hi to all catlovers. i should thank to 2LUVMYSELF for creating the Cat Lovers as well as TAZMOMSGOL for suggesting to me that i should have a look at the Cat Lovers Forum and see if i like it.i loved it. Actually my wife adores animals more than i do.At some stage i remember having five cats, one German Shepherd and two Dobermans!We now have only one cat, dudu, the third member of the family. All our c... Mon, 9 Oct 2006 17:16:06 EST Cat Lovers Group Group Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1243x2447687 This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Cat Lovers Group" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Just wanted to start a group to talk about these wonderful creatures and anything else that comes up! YAY for cats! Tue, 23 May 2006 10:16:20 EST