SparkPeople Cat Lover's Team Team Messageboard This team is for all Cat Lovers looking to live a healthy life style!!! On the cat lovers team we will talk about cats, encourage each other, share experiences, and much more!! SparkPeople Cat Lover's Team Team Messageboard January 2017 Challenge With the Holidays over and we are wanting to get back into our healthy lifestyle, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - CARDIO - At least 3 times per week <BR> 3 - STRENGTH - At least 2 times per week . <BR> 4 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 5 - PAMPER - Yourself 15 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 07:48:08 EST December 2016 Challenge With the Holidays upon us and attending Holiday parties, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - EXERCISE - At least 10 minutes per day. <BR> 3 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 4 - EAT - Breakfast every morning. <BR> 5 - SLEEP -8 Hours Each Night. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer yes or no to each goal. Look forward to... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:41:50 EST December 2014 Challenge With the Holidays upon us and attending Holiday parties, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - EXERCISE - At least 10 minutes per day. <BR> 3 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 4 - TRACK Your CALORIES. <BR> 5 - SLEEP -8 Hours Each Night. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer yes or no to each goal. Look forward to you par... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:17:32 EST Introducing myself Hi I'm catfandu, kitty mother to JJ, Buddy, George, Heather, Kat, and Chloe, ages 9 down to 3. I have a human son, too, but I don't see or talk to him much, he's 44 and he's in Texas. I'm part of the dying community of stay-at-home medical transcriptionists who are being replaced by speech recognition and outsourced to India and just trying to hold on until I can semi-retire in 26 months (but who's counting)?! I like to walk, cycle (but don't do that much anymore, too timid) and do aquarobi... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:10:54 EST Author of the Rainbow Bridge I subscribe to this newsletter and thought it would help some of you. I have read several of her books and they have helped me a lot. <BR> <BR> Niki Behrikis Shanahan <BR> <BR> Author of the following books: <BR> <BR> There Is Eternal Life For Animals <BR> The Rainbow Bridge: Pet Loss Is Heaven's Gain <BR> Who Says Animals Go To Heaven? <BR> Animal Prayer Guide <BR> ANGELS Are Watching Over Us <BR> For more information, please visit <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:54:52 EST Kitty Roll Call Introduce your kitties! <BR> <BR> Ozzy- Black male, 5 yrs. old, loves to cuddle <BR> Riley- Black male, 5 yrs. old, but younger than Ozzy, told to lose a bit of weight by vet <BR> Tuffy- Ginger girl, 5 yrs. old, youngest of group, loves straws <BR> <BR> All my kitties were strays and are now spoiled kitties. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:33:40 EST Roll Call 2013 Hi team! I just want to see who is still around. I know we have a couple of new members. I thought it would be a good idea for our team. Just replace the current info with your own. <BR> <BR> Name: Esmer <BR> Birthday: January 27 <BR> Date Joined Spark: July 23, 2007 <BR> Interests: Reading, watching Netflix, online shopping, animal rights, FB games <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 May 2013 11:28:09 EST National Take your Cat to the Vet Week! This week is National Take your Cat to the Vet Week! And may your cats live long and healthy lives! Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:40:45 EST International Homeless Animals Day Today is International Homeless Animals Day - people around the world are raising awareness for pet overpopulation! Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:48:21 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 2 Aug 2012 19:52:08 EST Panting and Out of Breath 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 07:43:23 EST Kitten with UTI 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 07:45:23 EST Positive Thoughts Please My kitty Ozzy is having a biopsy tomorrow. Please keep him in your thoughts. Thank you! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 21:46:25 EST Awesome You Tube video This is such an awesome video. I wanted to pass this on! <link> </link> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:10:03 EST I'm Also a Cat Lover! Hello, I am new to this team, and I am also a cat lover. I have 2 cats at home. One is Blitz and the other is Nikel. Blitz already had a name when I got her. Nikel I named her myself. It's kind of funny how I came up with it. I thought of a nickel, and changed the spelling to Nikel. Not sure exactly what made me think of that, but I did. Nikel was a stray kitten when I first got her. My brother gave her to me. The mother got killed by a dog. Blitz I got first from a shelter called ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:47:32 EST Roll Call 2012 Hi team! I just want to see who is still around. I know we have a couple of new members. I thought it would be a good idea for our team. Just replace the current info with your own. <BR> <BR> Name: Esmer <BR> Birthday: January 27, 1978 <BR> Date Joined Spark: July 23, 2007 <BR> Interests: Reading, watching Netflix, online shopping, animal rights, FB games <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:38:49 EST Cats & Rubber Bands?? Does anybody else have a cat with rubber band issues? And tape? My cat is crazy for rubber bands and tape. He will go to great lengths to get rubber bands! I hide them from him because I am afraid he will go from just playing with them to eating them. I had them in a bag on a shelf, and somehow he got the bag and when I came home from work, there were rubber bands all over the freaking computer room! He chews on tape as well. Another thing that has to be hidden and out of his reach which is c... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:23:37 EST November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month Please share your senior kitty stories! Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:12:29 EST November Chat Hi Team! I hope everyone is having a great month so far. I have been out of the loop due to health issues, but am trying to get back on track. How is everyone else doing? Sat, 5 Nov 2011 13:19:54 EST October Chat Hi team! I still have been having no luck getting my Spark mail. Also, I've had a relapse with my depression, so I hadn't been on Spark for a week. I had a dr.s appointment on Friday because I needed ADA paperwork filled out and instead of being helpful the dr told me I was gonna get fired. After the appointment I sat in my car and cried, it all just felt so hopeless, but I am hanging in there. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's week has gone better than mine! <BR> <BR> Here is to a better month! ... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 21:55:39 EST Roll Call Hi team! I just want to see who is still around. I know we have a couple of new members. I thought it would be a good idea for our team. Just replace the current info with your own. <BR> <BR> Name: Esmer <BR> Birthday: January 27, 1978 <BR> Date Joined Spark: July 23, 2007 <BR> Interests: Reading, watching Netflix, shopping, being online <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 11:28:02 EST September Chat Welcome new members and their kitties! Please feel free to share team. Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:41:28 EST Check out the "Cat's Forever" Team challenge. Check out the "Cat's Forever" Team challenge. You may want to come on board with this challenge. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:23:23 EST August 20 is National Homeless Animal Day Please help the millions of homeless animals-next time you, a family member or a friend are looking for a pet--ADOPT. There are rescues for every breed and hundreds of organizations throughout the country trying to help out the animals that need it most. Read up on puppy mills, pet stores, and feral cats. Most importantly when you see an animal in need--HELP. &#9829; Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:06:20 EST Help with my spoiled kitty We've created an adorable little monster! Our cat, Zuzu, is an 8 or 9 year old Abyssinian. We received her last September from a good friend who's best friend had died. She adapted well at first and was affectionate - and we fell hard for her. Then we moved from California to Illinois - she was amazing on the trip. She turned to us for protection and affection. However we wanted to make everything ok for her and started feeding her Temptations (we call them Addictions <em>246</em> . S... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 09:47:09 EST Me and cats and being a Team Leader support wanted Hi there, an update on Pango and her sore eye. She was given a clean bill of health from her fav vet called Amy. Her eye has recovered. Apparently if we did not do all the treatment that she received from us she would have lost the eye. I have to say I have had a cat loose an eye in the past and it wsa horrid. They even put a button over where her eye was. She got run over crossing the road. I'm just glad that Pango is better and doesn't have to have that horrid medication anymore. I ... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 05:22:05 EST Cats are medicinal!!! Hi there, an update on Pango and her sore eye. She was given a clean bill of health from her fav vet called Amy. Her eye has recovered. Apparently if we did not do all the treatment that she received from us she would have lost the eye. I have to say I have had a cat loose an eye in the past and it wsa horrid. They even put a button over where her eye was. She got run over crossing the road. I'm just glad that Pango is better and doesn't have to have that horrid medication anymore. I ... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 05:13:46 EST Weight loss I'm not lossing because my calico, Freyja, is making biscuits on my tummy. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:44:27 EST February Chat Welcome new members and their kitties! Please feel free to share team. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:46:04 EST Lyn from Ohio Hi, I am new to this team. I have four cats and 1 dog, a boxer. I feel like my mission is to take care of the stray cats that I find. I have spayed and neutered 8 cats in the past year and it breaks my heart to see all these homeless animals wandering around, but I cannot take anymore in, what can I do about this? There is a stray that I feed and water everyday, but I can not stand to see him outside. Is there anywhere that I could take him? APL and others are full! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:50:42 EST Santa Paws Did you give your fur kids gifts? Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:31:29 EST Merry Christmas! <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a very merry, blessed and merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 17:19:06 EST Last Letter Starts Next Word Feline Sat, 6 Nov 2010 16:27:47 EST CATS EYE COLOR Green for 1 and the other 6 have Gold Sat, 6 Nov 2010 16:13:19 EST 2 WORDS / CHANGE 1 Furry Kitties Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:36:39 EST send a note to soldier and send a free CD elow is a link to a page wher you can write a note toaoldier and the company wil sen your note with a free Cd to a soldier. Lets suppot our troops in thiway. di t and you should tryi.It makes you feel really good! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ics/ </link> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:37:04 EST Thank you for the Birthday Wishes A huge THANK YOU to everyone who sent me birthday greetings, goodies and notes. It was a very big surprise to receive them and I am very appreciative for your thoughts. You all added to my special day. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 17:22:26 EST October Chat Hello team. What are you doing to reach your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> <BR> This month I am going on a no spend/no eating out diet. I am not going to buy any nonessentials or eat out this month. Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:18:17 EST Just found this group and sounds purrfect for me! I am Kathy from Wisconsin, and am pretty stupid over my cats! They are total opposites in every way except in the way that they love me. Both incredibly affectionate and they can be very attention seeking. They greet me at the door when I come home and follow me from room to room. I just love them! <BR> I have been serious about losing weight now for almost 2 months and have lost 16.9 pounds. My mother says if I gain it back, she will hurt me! Don't really think she would, but don't car... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:15:07 EST Just joined and I LOVE CATS! I LOVE CATS! They are simply amazing creatures. We have so much to learn from them and above all we need to learn patience. So, this is a perfect sparkteam for those of us that love these splendid creatures and wish to lose weight and be healthy. Looking forward to getting to know you. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:29:53 EST Too Good to be True This is totally awesome! Oscar the cat recieved two artifical paws after loosing his in a farm accident. I laughed and crying watching the video! In fact I'm going to watch it again! Enjoy! <BR> <link><BR>t-and-kitten-blog/faux-paws-or-a-felin<BR>e-steve-austin/2010/06/26/?utm_source=<BR>catster%2Bnewsletter&utm_medium=pull%2<BR>Blink&utm_campaign=100629 </link> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:49:06 EST Hello ! Hi everyone! I would like to introduce myself and my two baby kitties Riley and Koti! Riley is a 7yr old orange fuzz ball that was born in a barn on my parents farm and Koti is my 20 yr old black and grey tabby whom I had since I was 17yrs old. Yes i said 20! And she is perfectly healthy! Im new to spark people so Im glad to meet new people with the same goals and interests. Check out my page for pics! Mon, 28 Jun 2010 22:49:38 EST Paws to Click It's important that we keep our pets safe when traveling. Sneaky Pi's carrier is always secured with a safetybelt when driving. I joined. <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 09:39:27 EST I'm feeding ferals ... My husband and I are feeding feral cats that hang out near our neighborhood elementary school. We've been feeding Rose (a shorthaired calico) since November of 2007, when she was just two to three months old. She just had her fourth litter of kittens. I wish we could take her in and get her fixed, but she's too wiley to get caught in a trap, and I won't risk the trauma to her, and the injury to me by trying to pick her up! She trusts me enough now to let me give her belly rubs. It took me tw... Thu, 6 May 2010 04:32:22 EST Pets/ weather Are you and your animals ready for Summer? <BR> My cat, Gypsy stays out side most of the summer. But she sure was a house cat when the weather was cold. I think we bonded this past winter. She is only a year and a half. What did you and your animals do that was anything different? <em>240</em> Mon, 3 May 2010 23:08:28 EST Library cats This is really cute. Every library should have one. I have my own purr-sonal library cat. <link><BR>t-and-kitten-blog/library-cats/2010/03<BR>/21/?utm_source=catster%2Bnewsletter&u<BR>tm_medium=image%2Blink&utm_campaign=100413 </link> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:23:14 EST Hello from Snickers and Diana Hi all, I was originally a member of the Animal lovers team and decided to specialize with my cats. <BR> <BR> Snickers is my female farm cat. About 7-8 years old and tends to be the clutzy one. I grew up on a farm where we always had cats, but never gave them names and let them in the house. <BR> <BR> My first house cat was Smoke-adopted from the Humane Society-probably a Maine Coone and Siamese mix. He was the love of my life and kidney disease finally took him this past January at ... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 23:05:32 EST Go Orange in April <link><BR>o-orange-photo-contest/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please help and go orange. I do every year. I try to get Sneaky Pi to wear orange, but he helps out however he can. Thank you. Sun, 4 Apr 2010 07:59:27 EST April Chat Hello team I hope everyone is doing well. My food intake has been really bad, but I have been keeping up with my walking and water intake. I have gained a lot of weight and I am still grieving, so it has been really hard for me since I am an emotional eater, but I am hanging in there! My kitties are doing well, Riley does need to get his shots sometime this month though. How is everyone else doing? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:54:51 EST any cat vets out there? Hello All <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that a few of you could provide some insight into my kitty's health. First off, she's turning 11 this year (MY BABY!), she's eating and drinking water, and still wants cuddles. She runs around quite a bit too. <BR> <BR> However, lately, her skin/fur has been rippling, (particularly near her tail) and when it moves, she frantically licks at it. If someone is unfortunate enough to be near her at this time, she actively goes after us to bite... This is a great d... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:42:50 EST February Wrap-Up Well, nutrition wise I did horrible this month. I did keep up with my walking and water intake. Overall it hasn't been a great month. I am currently reading the Tightwad Gazzette and Pet Sematary and watching as much Netflix as I can. I am still depressed about the loss I had last month and also having to go to the Dr. next month to see if I have fibromyalgia. Riley has his annual shots due next month, so I have to make an appt. for him. How is everyone else doing. <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 18:14:10 EST Question of the Week 1/17/2010 I just want to see who is still around and active. Just replace the current info with your own. <BR> <BR> Name: Esmer <BR> Birthday: January 27, 1978 <BR> Date Joined Spark: July 23, 2007 <BR> Interests: Reading, watching tv, shopping, being online, environmental and animal welfare Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:29:25 EST January Chat So how is everyone doing? How did the holidays go? I did very well with my calories until the 24th, then it was downhill from there, and I gained five pounds. I have set my new weight goal for this year and am getting back on track with my calories. I did watch a lot of stuff on Netflix over the holidays, especially documentaries and spent time with me kitties. <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:53:49 EST Question of the Week 1/10/10 What steps are you taking to reach your goals? Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:23:42 EST Question of the Week 1/3/10 What are your goals for this year? Mon, 4 Jan 2010 12:46:09 EST Question of the Week 12/27/09 Do you have any plans for New Year's? Tue, 29 Dec 2009 13:59:41 EST Question of the Week 12/20/09 What are your plans for this holiday season? Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:07:09 EST Question of the Week 12/13/09 Do you track your food intake? Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:19:50 EST Question of the Week 12/6/09 How often do you weigh in? Tue, 8 Dec 2009 11:37:56 EST December Chat I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. I am still on track with my goal for Jan. 1 and I hope to stay that way. Just one more holiday round to go. The weather has finally turned to winter for us here in South Texas, at least our version of it. My "baby" Riley is already a year old, he is the youngest of our three kitties, he grew up so fast. I still remember the day my husband brought him inside after he found him wandering around in our driveway. I hope everyone is doing well... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:54:31 EST Question of the Week 11/29/09 How are you doing on your goals? Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:56:52 EST Question of the Week 11/22/09 Will your kitties be enjoying any special treats on Thanksgiving? Sun, 22 Nov 2009 14:42:21 EST Question of the Week 11/15/09 What movie do you recommend as a "must watch" for this team? Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:49:37 EST Hello from Izzy, BeBop and Angel Gidget I found this team from another spark page. I'm already a member of "Cat Lovers" but one can't have too many CAT teams (MOL). <BR> <BR> First I had Gidget, who is now an Angel residing at Rainbow Bridge. She passed away April 19, 2008 at the age of 9. She had CRF for five years, but lived a very good life. <BR> <BR> Second and Third: We adopted Izzy and BeBop on November 7, 2008. Sunday was their one-year adoptiversary, and they received CAT DVD as their present. <BR> <BR> Izzy is a one-ye... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 19:07:30 EST Question of the Week 11/8/09 Which parts of SparkPeople do you find the most useful? Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:27:32 EST Purr's n meow's Oh N hello from me Hi Guys. <BR> Thought it about time I came in & sais hello to everyone. <BR> <BR> I Have 10 kitty bits. You can see some of their pic's in my photo's on my spark page if you'd like. <BR> <BR> Im looking forward to getting to know you & your furies. <BR> Its only my second week, & Im slow, so please be patient with me. <BR> <BR> Much love <BR> Mxxx Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:44:50 EST Fun Way to Keep Active Hi team, another SP member shared this fun website. It is hosted by the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and provides a fun way of tracking distances. I am user 58517 if anyone is interested in joining and wants a partneer. Here is a link to the site: <link> </link> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:44:17 EST The Cat Lovers Chat "Room" How's that for a topic? Hope no one minds. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to pop in and say hi but all I could see were the "game" topics-which don't get me wrong-I like! The word association; the movies from A to Z ie..But; I just wanted to say HI :)How's everything? <BR> Are you on a lifestyle kick with your cat or with out? Do you make em work out too? *wink <BR> Well I think me and my cattens are going to go sprawl out on the couch right now and see what's on the tube. <BR> They did their vari... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:25:11 EST hello from Charity and Mr. Piddles we are looking forward to learning all we can learn Wed, 7 Oct 2009 14:56:54 EST New cat loving member Hi all. I'm Nikki. I'm 27 and live in Ma with my new hubby (married 6/27/09) and 9 yo step daughter. At the most I've ever weighed and time to lose it! <BR> I ahve two cats 7 y/o Sophie a huge tiger/maine coon tri color and Lukas, my little 1.5 yo tuxedo. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:50:01 EST hello. i'm new to the team hi. my name is nic. I've been on sparkpeople for two months and am keeping up with my goals and weightloss. However, it's getting boring cause I don't have any friends on the program. I'm trying to join teams ad be a little more social. I have a beautiful 6 month old tabby cat who is the love of my life-along with my ridiculously-high-metabloism-husband of course (but the cat doesn't talk back ;)). Sun, 6 Sep 2009 13:11:49 EST Sunbeam won't eat Sunbeam is a 10 year old neutered male. He stopped eating about a week ago. I took him to the vet. She poked, did blood work, x rays, you name it. 2 hours later she came back and told my the cats blood work was consistent with a cat that hadn't eaten in a week, but could find nothing wrong with him. she said the only thing she could think of was that we had changed his food to senior food and he didn't like it, when we tried changing back to his old food. he didn't feel good so wouldn't eat. ... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 13:04:21 EST Hello Hi Everyone! I love cats, but unfortunately I don't have any right now. I had to move to a place that didn't allow pets so I had to give my last baby away. But I know where he is, and I get to visit him whenever I want to. He's very healthy and happy, he gets to go outside whenever he wants. I miss him terribly and wish I could have him with me, but I can't and I know he's very well taken care of. <BR> <BR> I hope it's ok that I joined with no cats, but I do love them. Wed, 2 Sep 2009 18:11:34 EST Question Sunbeam is a 10 year old neutered male. For years he as spent more time outside then in, seldom used his litter box and wanted little or nothing to do with people. Now he spends more time inside, makes good use of his litter box and demands to be petted all the time and meows. Now I understand him wanting to be inside and I understand if he is inside he will use his litter box. What I don't understand is his constant need for attention. I've had cats get older. My last cat pasted at 19 and th... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:51:32 EST Cat lovers can relate to this <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Aug 2009 17:56:49 EST Interesting calories burned site I ran across this site and thought it might be helpful to others. You can log your current weight and duration of your activity and the following page will give you a long list of different activities from cleaning to hard core exercise and how many calories you burned for each. I love this site because you burn calories doing lots of things that you never thought of...even doing the dishes instead of using the dishwasher. Amazing! <BR> <link><BR>e/cal... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 20:22:38 EST Saying hello I know my profile has a boxer on it, but we also have 5 cats (all sorta rescued) <BR> 2 that my wife's mother found. 2 from an aunt that died. 1 (Yea?) We were walking our boxer Sasha about 2 weeks ago when out of the woods comes this little white fur ball just crying . My wife picked it up and brought it home saying she would find it a home. My 88 yr old mother lives with us and adopted it so now we have 5. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:05:55 EST Just pounced in to say hello! I have 3 cats.A highly intelligent mischevious black & white tuxedo named "Furrball", then there is "Mittons" a grey 7-toed cat with severe mood swings, and lastly "Simba" a gorgeous long hair tabby who is a 19 lb baby that still sucks on my earlobe when he's hungry! Mittons is psycho but she has slowly learned to trust us, she is happy here and no one else can deal with her. The cats entertain me with their antics and give me love without expecting anything but love in's simple..... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 19:50:20 EST Cats and Dogs skinned alive in China.sign petition <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Please visit this link to get informed and sign the petition to put an end to this horrible practice occurring today in China. 500 dogs and cats are tortured in this fashion every day in China. I hope many of you will join me in putting a stop to this atrocity. <BR> Sun, 28 Jun 2009 00:57:41 EST Hello to all cat reacuers and lovers. Well yes I have 4 cats. Two probably could lose a little weight, Diamante and Phoenix. One is perfect, Cupcake and the other, Nereus is a backyard rescue a beautiful male part maine coon. He has FIV and had a broken jaw at one time so his tongue hangs out and he has one eye completely dilated open. I think he might have been in a car accident before he wandered into my backyard. Oh did I forget to say he also has asthma. Anyway he is like a dog. He follows me around from room to room. When hi... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:56:11 EST joined team but forgot to introduce, oops! Hello all! I have one boy (Frank) and two girls (Isabelle and Sammie). I love my cats, but sometimes they get into too much! Frank likes to get in the kitchen sink, bathtub, you name it. Isabelle is the good one with thumbs, 12#, and is happy as long as she has food and water. Sammie likes to get our rabbit all riled up, playing with the litter the rabbit kicked out of the cage. She then leaves pieces of litter all around the house, but it's her game and it doesn't bother me. My husba... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:16:35 EST How we came to be "Cat" People... <BR> Max's momma had her litter in our garage... we had lost our side door to a it was a "safe" haven for her to deliver her litter one dark and lonely night. Unfortunately, the next day we let our dogs out and momma freaked out and tried to move her litter to safety. She had successfully moved all 5 to an area behind a large "cricket board" that we had set up in our garden. It was not long before the dogs figured that out... and began to dig out the family. I happened to come... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:13:45 EST Newbie Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Nancy and I'm from Canada and I am definitely a cat lover! <BR> <BR> I have two boys, Tyler and Jasper who are going to be 6 years old this May. I have had them since they were 5 weeks old (they were strays and Mom was hit my a car). My brother has their two other brothers as well! :) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone and their cats! <BR> <BR> Nancy :) Sat, 14 Mar 2009 16:10:38 EST Never been invited to intro my cats before, lol So, how could I refuse? All were previously strays who found us. <BR> <BR> Our gentleman statesman, read big chicken, Milo, is a 5 yr old, 14lb tuxedo who was just a handful when he trotted up onto our deck hunting food. <BR> <BR> Our persnickety red tabby girl, Kita, was probably abused and was starving and injured when my daughter found her at school, so we are unsure of her age (maybe 1+ yrs), but she's now a chubby love-bug. <BR> <BR> The newest member is miracle Charlie (as in Chapl... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:31:12 EST New to the Team 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 18:39:01 EST Savannah Cats Hi, does anyone have any info on the breed Savannah. I was watching Cats 101 on Animal Planet, and they did a segment on them. I would just like to know more, especially from someone who owns one. Fri, 12 Dec 2008 14:35:23 EST New Team Member My name is Karen. I have a five year old cat named Kitty (My husband named him!) <BR> <BR> Karen <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2008 16:11:33 EST New member to the team I just joined this team and wanted to say hello. I joined spark people about 3 weeks ago and also got my two kittens that same weekend. There names are Skittles and M&M (my son named them.) Mon, 3 Nov 2008 21:28:56 EST Checking in Didnt know where to post daily. Just wanted to let everyone know that my yellow tabby just started to use the box out of the blue. Thank Goodness. The wife was not happy at all. <BR> Thanks for all the suggestions. <BR> Found this funny articel, had to share. <BR> <BR> DOES YOUR CAT HAVE A PROBLEM <BR> <BR> 1. Does your cat sleep 22 hours a day, and then spend the other two hours in non-stop eating? <BR> 2. Does your cat take frequent naps in annoying places, such as in the center of the ... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 09:53:31 EST hello there purrfect sparksters Hi everyone, <BR> Im Mel and love my kitty's more than the world, so I hope you don't mind me joining you all here. Wed, 8 Oct 2008 17:28:59 EST "Word Association" Game There is another game I like to play called "Word Association". <BR> I would start with "funny" & the next person would use a word that goes with it, like: "Hilarious" or "Sad". It can be an opposite - pretty much anything goes. It just ties in the the previous word. <BR> <BR> Hot - Cold - Ice Cream - cone - snow - mountain - cold - hot......... <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok, my first word is Spark Sat, 6 Sep 2008 00:12:21 EST A Game called "Movie...Actor...M Movie...Actor... Hi, fellow cat lovers!!! <BR> I play this game on another spark team, & I thought it might be fun here, too. The first person names a movie, & the next person names an actor from that movie, & the next names a movie that the previous actor was in & so on & so on..... <BR> Example- War of The Roses - Michael Douglas - A Perfect Murder - Viggo Mortensen - Lord Of The Rings - Sean Aston - The Goonies.......& on it goes..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok, I'll start with The Goonies Sat, 6 Sep 2008 00:03:53 EST Kittenwar! Does anyone here enjoy the entertainment provided by <BR> <BR> They have kitty battles between the kittens and the cutest cat wins. They also have a selection of the cutes cat pictures (the winningist kitties) and the not so cute ones (the loosingist kitties)! <BR> <BR> It's lots of fun and you can upload your own kitten pictures. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are the links to our two: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 06:37:25 EST Movies A to Z Almost Heaven <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 01:05:47 EST Greetings from New York Hi Everyone, I just came across this sparkteam page and had to join! :) I have three cats and one of them is a rescue from Hurricane Katrina. Just wanted to introduce myself here. Debbie <em>241</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 06:41:15 EST My cat Tigger and potty training Hi I'm Marilyn and new to Spark people. I'm looking forward to everything that is offered here including help with my cat and potty training. I have a 2yr old name Tigger, who is litter boxed trained. Suddenly he's been peeing in my bed! Help! I keep him out of the bedroom which is upsetting him. I have 2 dogs as well. It use to be we all went to sleep together but now the cat is on his own at night and he's upset. I'm tired of cleaning up the mess and don't know what else to do but ban him f... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:56:38 EST Just joined Hi! My name is Michelle and I just joined this group. I am the proud "Mama" of a gray tabby, Muffin. Mon, 7 Jul 2008 21:48:24 EST Pet Health Insurance I was looking into this and was wondering if anyone has any comments on the subject. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:11:02 EST June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!!! Tell your friends and family! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>me=ascm </link> <BR> <BR> People everywhere: Adopt a cat from your local shelter today. Adopting a cat will enrich your world in a million different ways. Here’s how: <BR> <BR> Having a cat reduces your blood pressure and helps prevent heart disease <BR> Having a cat fights depression and loneliness <BR> Cats are entertaining to watch and fun to play with <BR> Cats provide companionship <BR> Cats will... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:02:36 EST June 4th is National Hug Your Cat Day! I know all three of my babies will love the extra hugs I give them in celebration of today! Wed, 4 Jun 2008 15:58:55 EST Cat Treats <BR> I don't know if anyone is interested, but I stumbled onto this website that has cat treats that you can make. Maybe someone will find this interesting. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cipes.html </link> <BR> Sun, 1 Jun 2008 06:33:55 EST My Cat Gave Birth My Smokey has given birth to 4 little baby kitties. We lost one and we think there is 2 left to be born. They are all black and white and are so cute. <BR> She is resting now. <BR> <BR> I'll keep everyone update. <BR> <BR> Take care. Fri, 16 May 2008 18:54:22 EST Hi Hi, I joined SparkPeople about 2 weeks ago. I have a beautiful human daughter (7) and 2 kittens. Miley is 1 year old, super sweet but kind of shy white and orange kitty. Lily is only 6 months, but she has a definite queenly attitude but is still sweet, she is all white with enormous green eyes. Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:21:58 EST Cats in need of good thoughts/p ayers/etc. Please think good thoughts for my Harley. <BR> <BR> He's lost some weight and we were concerned so we finally took him into the Vet. They tested his blood yesterday and called me today. His Kidney, liver, etc are all fine, no diabetes, but he does have high calcium. The most comon cause of high calcium in adult cats is cancer called Lymphosarcoma. According to the Vet (and this website<BR>-in-cats/page1.aspx ) the test could also be a fluke. We hope... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:04:16 EST Hello My name is Bonnie, and I am new to this team. I absolutely love all animals, but I am most partial to cats. I have had animals all my life. I used to do animal rescue...mostly cats. I currently have 7 cats,6 kittens, a dog and a bird. Some of the cats/kittens I am looking to find good homes. I would love to keep them all, but I can't. I know it will break my heart to part with any of them. They are all very healthy except for my Zoey. Zoey is 3 years old and has been fighting a bacteri... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:17:17 EST The Naming of Cats Just curious about how and why people name their cats. We name ours after Presidents and First Ladies. so living with us now are Zach (Zachary Taylor), Ike (Dwight Eisenhower), and Woody (Woodrow Wilson. <BR> <BR> We have also had Abe (Lincoln), Grover (Cleveland), Rosie (Eleanor Roosevelt), Willie (William Howard Taft), Maggie (Margaret Smith Taylor), Abby (Abigail Adams), and Theo (Theodore Roosevelt). Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:13:49 EST Hello I'm New Hello everyone. My name is Lisa. I am married and have to adult children. I love cats and right now I have 2. Pumpkin who is my baby and Tiffany who belongs to my hubby. Latley thay have been changing laps so who knows what they're planning. I'm looking for friends to encourage and to encourage me on this weight lose journy. I look forward to chatting with you all. Thanks...Lisa <em>241</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2007 21:23:19 EST New to Cat Lovers Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I new to the team and wanted to just say hi. I have a long journey of 150lbs. to lose. Good luck to everyone ...and by the way I have 3 cats....Kitsey, Abby and Bubby and a 18 year old daughter. <BR> <BR> Take care, <BR> Kat <em>240</em> <em>240</em> Sat, 8 Sep 2007 23:41:58 EST Cats and the fun they add to our lives Hi Just thought it would be fun to see how silly, crazy or troublesome our cats can be, So thought it would be nice to post some of the things they do. <BR> <BR> For instance Fish (a little info on her) she is our only female...and she can be a terror! She is not scared of the boys..she just whips on them and they definitely show her respect! Any way, I just heard a crash in the other room and when I went to check it out, well there she is on the top shelf of my closet...and on the flo... Sun, 8 Jul 2007 12:16:02 EST Introduce your cats! I have three: <BR> Liam <BR> Duncan <BR> Logan <BR> <BR> I got these from my vet three years ago. <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2007 20:30:06 EST