SparkPeople BOB, THE CAT OWNERS PLACE Team Messageboard if you're owned by a cat... you belong here SparkPeople BOB, THE CAT OWNERS PLACE Team Messageboard New here! Hi Everyone! <BR> I am new here - looking forward to getting healthier together! Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:31:27 EST Alphabet Game with Movies A- A Winkle in Time Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:36:31 EST What made you smile today!!! Going to add to our topics! What made you smile today??? For me it was sunshine after a heavy rain and wind day yesterday! Sat, 3 Mar 2018 08:50:49 EST Spark People Acting Up? Once again, the counter is off... This is what it is showing... <BR> <BR> Saturday, December 3 <BR> My Total: 132,998 <BR> Today: 106 <BR> Until Next Level: 17,002 <BR> Current login SparkStreak: 24 Days <BR> <BR> I wonder what it will show tomorrow, since this is all screwed up... And yes... I spun... <BR> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:24:39 EST Halloween Fun Lets share some Halloween fun! Share your fun Halloween photos, stories, news links etc. <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> Here is an amusing "news story" from the Rainforset Site, for Halloween. LOL <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>42... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:37:53 EST Fun Fall Share your favorite fall photos, jokes, recipes, stories, memories... whatever, on this post. Lets spread some fun fall ideas and cheer. <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Here is a funny joke photo that made me chuckle. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 5 Oct 2016 18:09:49 EST Feline Quotes Hi all, I was given a great book called, "For the Love of Cats" for my birthday. It contains a variety of information - info on breeds, history, facts, fiction, quotes, etc. <BR> One quote that has stuck with me is the following, by Jane Pauley, <BR> <BR> "You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense". <BR> <BR> Ain't that the truth! Sat, 1 Oct 2016 11:21:39 EST Covering food My cat tries to cover her food if she hasn't finished it. I know this is a natural instinct. Does anyone have any advice as to how to break a cat of this habit? My cat will scratch on the floor - she's instinctively trying to cover it with "dirt", I presume. She'll also pull a small area rug in the kitchen over her bowl <BR> Right now, we just pick the bowl up off the floor. Does anyone have any other ideas as to what to do? Thanks! Mon, 9 May 2016 15:32:00 EST Need Help Today our most loved Max walked over the rainbow bridge. To say it broke our hearts is a gross understatement. By the grace of our Lord Max died in his sleep. He did not suffer and knew he was well loved. I am not going to be on Bob's for a while. PLEASE someone take it over for me. I really would hate to see it die too. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:15:44 EST Sad hello Hi all, <BR> <BR> I was a servant to two beautiful cats who were a handful, talkative and very affectionate. <BR> <BR> Sadly both have been killed on roads in the last 6 weeks. Norman was two miles away, across a golf course and a rugby club - I knew he went to the golf course as we've a garden full of stolen golf balls. Evie, was closer to home and I found her. <BR> <BR> I am so desperately sad without them and feel I have lost two individuals who really loved me. <BR> <BR> I am now t... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 02:57:26 EST Bob the Cat Hi - am new member. Joined thinking this team might have something to do with Bob the Cat. <BR> A friend sent me the story recently. Couldn't find anything in teams archives. <BR> In case you're interested, blogged about Bob today. <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013102 <BR> <BR> Hello anyway. 2 cats own me - Baggy & Smokey. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:29:47 EST Cat food question What are your views on wet vs. dry cat food? I've read that dry food isn't good, but I've also read that high quality dry food is fine. Would love to hear back from everyone. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:16:45 EST Crazy cat things! Just wanted to say hello to everyone and wish everyone a lovely evening. My little Gracie is doing well. She loves to run through our kitchen into our family room and slide on a small area rug that is in front of the door to our garage. I'm trying to get it on tape. She likes to entertain herself. She's lots of fun. She doesn't purr a lot, but she LOVES to be with us. <BR> <BR> What does your cat like to do? Wed, 20 May 2015 19:40:18 EST New Cat! We adopted a cat from our local shelter on Monday. Her name is Gracie and she's part Korat part short-hair. And, she's FIV positive, just like our Smokey was. We lost Smokey on December 3 of last year; we still miss him. But Gracie has been wonderful. In fact, she threw up on a small rug this afternoon! Oh well, cats will do that. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:44:07 EST Any Doc Martin Fans? I admit it... I am addicted to the show "Doc Martin". Is anyone else a fan of the show? I love the show. I love his dry humour. I welcome any "Doc Martin" show chat, on here. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:18:04 EST Spark Recipes You Have Tried and Like! Most of us are looking for new recipes that are low in calories, fat, etc. I know Sparks has some great ones. Let's try and share some we have tried and liked! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:19:44 EST Your favourite funny and cute cat pictures Let's share our favourite funny and cute cat photos. (Cheeseburger, MOL, Memes etc.) <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> Here is one of my favourites. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:14:41 EST New Team Goals? I would like to see some new team goals created. I do not walk much, or do push-ups, due to my physical limitations, and my natural amount of sleep is only around 7 hours. Any more than that, and I get a headache. <BR> <BR> We could have some easier to attain goals, to encourage people to try new things. <BR> <BR> Maybe a goal could be to try a new recipe, once a week? <BR> Or maybe as a personal goal, we could try to learn something new every week? <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:13:20 EST Stepping Down from Bob's I feel that it is time for me to step down from Bob's. I have tried to keep this going but for whatever reason it is not working. No one is participating for the most part . I have tried to make it fun and interesting but it is just not working. I wish you all the best. Give your kitties ear rubs from me. Pat Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:18:11 EST Hello from all 17 of us No, my name is not Sybil, nor do I have multiple personalities. My name is Jan and I currently have 17 indoor cats. <BR> Rather than introduce them all properly in one huge posting, I will dedicate a single reply to each cat. For right now, you should know that most of them are rescue kitties. Their names are: Pepper, Nanook, Chubber, Sonny, Missy, Teenna, Cabo, Sammy, Pooh Bear, Mimi, Junior, Cali, Poppy, Izzy, Maya, Dondo and Spot. I must also mention my 4 angel kitties: Boo Boo, Flu... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:32:41 EST Calli and Tiger say Hi! My name is Rita and I have 2 cats. A female named Calli and a male named Tiger. I adopted both of them from the local animal shelter, Calli 4 years ago and Tiger 2 years ago. They definitely rule this house. I recently retired and they are a lot of company and sometimes irritation. Tiger is sometimes very curious and gets into things he shouldn't, But, I love them dearly. Sun, 2 Nov 2014 11:20:10 EST Keeping our fur kids safe during Halloween Halloween is almost here. What will you be doing, to keep your fur-kids safe? <BR> Please... whatever you do, keep them inside. There are so many nasty people, that will abuse fur-friends that they find out and about, especially during this time of year. <BR> <BR> I am planning to keep my fur-kids in a safe area of the house, that I can close up. I have a basement, that is partially finished. Our bed room down there, is completely finished, with carpet and furniture. There is even a TV dow... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:44:13 EST Does your kitty like to watch TV? I was wondering if your kitty likes to watch TV? And if your kitty does watch TV, what types of programs does your kitty like to watch? <BR> My kitty is a regular TV junkie, and will watch just about anything that is on TV. <BR> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:02:43 EST Home made cat treats I want to try making these for my kitties for Christmas. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Crunchy Tuna Cat Treats <BR> <BR> Makes about 3 dozen treats <BR> <BR> 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, no salt added and packed in water, drained <BR> 1 cup oat flour* <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 1 heaping tablespoon dried catnip <BR> <BR> *It’s easy to make your own oat flour. Simply grind old-fashioned oats in a spice grinder (or a super clean coffee grinder) until it is transformed into a lig... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:28:11 EST The fundraiser for a local no kill shelter. Well the fundraiser that I attended, for the no-kill animal shelter seems to have been a success. Here is a link to my blog, with photos from the event. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800372 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:28:22 EST Smokey's human says hello Hello everyone! I'm Saltychocolate and I am a pet human to a cat named Smokey. Here is the story on how we got him <BR> Smokey used to belong to a former neighbor of ours; he had wandered out of the woods into their backyard when they were living in Illinois. They nursed him back to healh, but because he had been a stray and had been in fights, he got FIV. <BR> These people eventually moved to our town in CT. One day, while my husband was on our front step, this lovely grey cat wandere... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:02:41 EST Are you a lover of reading?? I love to read, one of my favorite pastimes. Are any of you? If so who do you like to read best. I am reading I am reading Danielle Steel Power Play right now. The men in it are stinkers!! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:49:12 EST Rascal Too and Houdini say hello! I am new to the group. Our two cats Rascal Too, age 11 and Houdini, age 2 were both adopted from the same animal shelter. <BR> <BR> Rascal Too has overactive thyroid and receives medication for it daily. She had a very bad sinus infection earlier this year,and we nearly lost her to the rainbow bridge. Four rounds of antibiotics and anti-inflamatories (and lots of vet bills) later, she is back to her usual frisky self once more. She may be less than 10 pounds, but she is the queen of the... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:00:55 EST Colors and things of that Color !! Amber- wheat ,hot coals in a fireplace. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:18:09 EST Dietitian visit was <em>345</em> , she was very happy with my food counts, my carb counts and so forth. She reviewed everything I brought (food tracking and recipes) and my sugar logs and flat out told me I was doing great with my diet and from what she was seeing that the diet was not a contributing factor to my diabetes and lack of control but that it looked like it was going to be a medication issue because my logs show that fasting/no fasting my levels are consistently high and there should be dips i... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:18:33 EST Challenging You!! First Challenge- Every time you go to the bathroom Do Five arm presses on the wall. Washing your hands- five leg lifts to the side - five on each leg. You Must track on here that you have done it!! If you are like me you will get lots of exercise because I am always peeing!!! GO!!!! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:05:10 EST WHAT ARE YOU EATTING TO LOSE WEIGHT I know this sounds crazy but at almost 290 lbs. and scared of death because my LDL is so high, i know I need to lose the weight. The problem is that i can't seem to get enough calories. I have no appetite. So I decided to try the boxed of 5 day Nutrisystem from Walmart. It's not bad. Your suppose to add healthy carbs and protein to the meals. I have been on Muscle Ensure for a while now because I am so de-conditioned. So I found drinking a chocolate Ensure and eating a Nutrisystem meal for ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:08:32 EST Favorites Thought I would start a new thread. What are your favorites!! Here goes nothing!! Favorite bird- Blue Jay- love his colors, he always warns other birds there is danger in the area. What is your favorite bird and why!! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:38:26 EST Dropping teams? So I've decided to start dropping some teams - some I never see/hear anything from so no problems but then others - the ones that SP kind of picks for you when you start I've been debating about - I *have* to get back into this but I don't want to be overwhelmed with stuff that isn't really going to help me or support me? This team, honestly, is the closest team that I have and I'm on 8 (I think) so I have gone in and gotten out of some but also signed up for some - like the new to diabetes ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:45:24 EST Loss of grand kitty Sad time this week because Boo, my grand kitty passed away after being ill with pneumonia for over a month. My daughter and son in law tried very hard to help her get well. There were numerous trips to the vet and special meds were order and injections given. They fed Boo special food through a syringe because she would not eat on her own. Boo had no energy and rested in a little box at the end of their bed on the floor. The night she passed, she got up on the very high bed and went to the ... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:25:46 EST Trying hard to get back to sp I am trying hard to get back to spark people, I think I went about a month with no computer use (or not much) and I am amazed by the amount of emails in my box from sparkpeople - articles and so forth - so been wading through them but also noting that there are days that I just can't get to the computer but I so want/need spark people in my life that I'm making it one of my resolutions. <BR> <BR> The past few months have been....hard and good at the same time. Trouble, my beloved baby girl,... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 07:46:28 EST This or That and Why ?Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset for me love to see the colors before the dark comes. Reflect on the day. Now it is your turn! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 08:40:28 EST Last letter in work starts new word! window Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:56:41 EST Check out his flash mob The US Air Force Band at National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C - <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:29:04 EST Actor or Actress Name -You Give Movie they were in Actor- Sandy Bullock- Movies ?? Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:44:04 EST What are you Up today! Any great plans! Today I am going to go to our youngest daughters and stamp up some Christmas cards. I am taking a veggie tray with me. Others will be there and I know that there will be definite No No foods there too. Have to be sure I eat a good, healthy lunch before I go and have calories fitting in for my veggie tray. Planning, it is all about planning and sticking to your guns! Determination is what I have. Down two pant sizes. <em>521</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:47:56 EST Mr. Jinx, my brother's cat is missing Hi everyone. Please pray for Mr. Jinx to come back home. He was my parent's cat and my brother took him when my Dad died. He's been with my brother 15 months and was kept inside. He got out 3 nights ago and hasn't returned. We are sick about it. He is chipped, but no collar. Posters have been put up all around the neighborhood. Doug and his wife, and all their friends have been looking every day and night.He's about 6 or 7 yrs old now. A winter storm is headed their way in NE Pa. That's Mr. ... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:13:47 EST What is your Menu for Thanksgiving Dinner As I mentioned I have a very large Polish family and like Italians holidays mean food, our special traditional meals. Going to have the regular Kielbasa and Sauerkraut, Babka and Poppy Seed Bread. This is also with the Ham,Turkey, Mashed Potatoes,Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese .Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing. Having a large salad with lots of fresh veggies too. That is where I will start with the salad, oil and vinegar dressing. Then turkey and I am doing a side for m... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:57:16 EST Healthier Eating The Affects of It I have really noticed a marked difference in how I have been feeling since I gave up white flour, sugar and processed foods. I have much more energy for one thing, do not get as tired for another. Also, I have no colds, my breathing is much better. I have been doing this for a month now and have lost fourteen pounds. My clothes are much looser in fact had to give some away and go to smaller pants. Nope, I am not bragging I am thankful. Taking this one day at a time as it is a big change ,a n... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:43:02 EST Welcome HOPEFULLINPA! <em>235</em> to our team and SP! <em>235</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 19:07:37 EST What would You Ask Jesus if He sat next to you? When will I see You face to face? Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:19:11 EST What Games Do U like to Play? I love to play board games like scrabble,monopoly,Parcheesi and clue. When our family all gets together we have a ball playing these different games. It gets loud and rowdy, we laugh ourselves silly and do a little dance when we win! What do you all like?? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:24:12 EST What R your Plans for Thanksgiving? I have a very large Polish family and we are getting together at our house. Usually it is just my hubby and I and two cats. On Thanksgiving day it will be at least fifteen family members here with their boy friends and girlfriends . To say it is noisy, crazy and fun is a hugh understatement. We all love to play games from cards, to board games to Wii competitions to singing , you name it we usually do it. Also a food fest. I make the turkey and ham the girls bring the rest. The grandchildren ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:19:51 EST Relation hip,what is important! My husband and I have been married for almost fifty years. The thing that has kept us together is open honesty in communication. If something is bothering him or me or even with a child of ours or friend I think it is critical to talk it out before it gets big. So many relationships whether married or a dear friend can be lost because of keeping hurtful things in. What is your take on what you feel is important in your relationships with people? Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:27:16 EST Share 5 things about yourself to let us know you First- I am a lover of Jesus and Mary Second- I do not like thunderstorms at night, they scare me! Third- I was born in Kentucky Fourth- Had sad relationship with my Mom Fifth- Still miss my Dad after forty years. Now it is your turn! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:41:46 EST How do you know when it's time to say goodbye? I know this is a sad topic but it's one I may be facing very soon for our 16 year old Braveheart. <BR> <BR> Two years ago he was diagnosed with kidney failure, a common cause of death in older cats. We discussed treatment options, which were a special diet and subcutaneous fluid infusions. We decided that quality of life was the most important consideration so we ruled out the infusions since he's a very shy and sensitive guy, but did try the diet. Bravy has always been a picky eater and ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:49:05 EST Do You Feed Your Cat Treats Every night before we go to bed we feed our cat treats. Max, our male cat had some stomach trouble with some soft ones we got and it made me concerned because of some dogs dieing from certain treats . What is your take on this? Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:24:23 EST Accountability We are all here to lose weight. I would like each of us to write what you do each day to make that happen. Sunday- Track my food, go for a long walk.journal my thoughts. I will write again tonight to see how I did. I need to be accountable if I am going to lose the weight! If we each do our part and cheer each other on <em>381</em> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:59:21 EST What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my Sparks friends. I do not want to give up on this team.I am also thankful for my relationship with God who has seem me though some tough times. When I go to bed at night I am thankful for my bed, the food in my belly and and a happy home. What are you? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:52:35 EST Grooming Your Cats! We are bless to have two cats, brother and sister. I brush them every day and clip their nails . What do you do to take care of your cats? What do you feed them? Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:15:06 EST Ack..... Holy crud! Sorry bout that, finally "graduated" today from training but back onto phones so we will see how that goes starting tomorrow. I do have the page photo almost done so wanted to last call for photos and who do I send this to in order to get the picture uploaded? I need to make sure I'm using the right format but I went for a holiday feel and if it works out then I can update the picture for each holiday or special occasion. Anyway, don't forget to email pics to Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:12:48 EST Sorry guys...had a bell's flair up.... I just wanted to touch base real quick - two weeks ago I had a flair up of my Bell's Palsy and it tends to wipe me out when that happens. I was coming home from work and pretty much going straight to bed - turns out the headsets at work are not compatible with my Bell's - after much looking they did find me one that will not touch my head but I've been dealing with the flair up for the last two weeks - my eyebrow won't move anymore (it's on strike) and when I smile it looks more like a grima... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:12:01 EST Positive Thoughts done by the Alphabet! I am thinking of doing positive thoughts by using the alphabet. This is an example- A for Acceptance- I have Accepted that I need help losing weight. I have Aknowledged that I cannot do this alone. Together we can help each other, be strong ,and give positive ,upbeat words to each other. O.K. either add to the A or go on to B Thanks! Tue, 3 Sep 2013 16:31:56 EST My friend, FLORIDASUN, lost her cat today. I started this new thread because I know there are a lot of cat lovers in this team and I want my friend to know people love her. Her cat was 18 years old and she wrote a blog about him today that's beautiful. If you can reach out to her, thank you and God bless you. <BR> <BR> Love, Chelsea <em>304</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:29:56 EST Sleep I do not know about you but many a night I do not get a good night's sleep. I do all the things you are suppose to like not drink caffiene,keep the bedroom dark but still cannot sleep many a night. How about you? What helps you? Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:43:57 EST Group picture - DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE? I'm working on a group collage picture to replace the Bob the cat owner's place picture - so far I have received pictures for GusGus, Pete, Cosmo and Henry - if you want to have your furbabies picture included please get it to me by next Friday (08.30.12). Please email it to me as an attachment to Thanks!!! Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:01:09 EST Bob the street cat story and video I saw this on the Today Show this morning and loved it ! <BR> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-recovering-addict-change-his-life-6C<BR>10855939 </link> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:03:15 EST One of my babies died My heart is broken, one of the babies we nursed from 10 days went out on Tuesday night and was probably killed by a car he was only 1 year old and so lovable and alive Harry will be missed Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:12:53 EST New to team ! <em>213</em> <BR> Just joined the team ! <BR> <BR> I have 4 cats, two elder statesmen, Toby and Bravy, who are 17 and 16. Both are in early stages of renal failure but doing well. Our younger two, Cosmo, 7 and Henry, 3 are best buds. They love to chase each other and wrestle, especially Henry, who's always looking for somebody to play with. Cosmo walks on a leash with my husband almost every day. Toby and Bravy go out without leashes but mostly stay on the back porch. Bravy likes ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:41:54 EST Some Support for ORDINARY1 who Just Lost Her Cat Our esteem, team member, ORDINARY1 (Andrea), just had to put her little cat to sleep. She is living in England while her husband is in the military and is very lonely, and feels really devastated. If you all could send her your love? She really needs it. God bless you for reaching out. <BR> <BR> Love, Chelsea <em>247</em> <em>39</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 15:46:01 EST Update on Fancy Well the weird gets weirder, Mom went to get her today - they are running all sorts of strange blood work on her - the weirdest is that based on their visual exam AND the x-rays Fancy's five toes have merged, or are in the process of merging, into two toes instead of the five - something they say they haven't seen before - they are still looking at the possibility of amputation, especially if they can't get the bone infection under control - mom is very hopeful that won't happen though. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:08:01 EST A to Z with Fruit!!! Let's try fruits from A to Z A-Apricot Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:49:15 EST Prayers for my moms cat please My mom has three kitties, one is named Fancy. About 2 months ago Fancy came in limping, couldn't find anything wrong but mom took her to the vet and they also said that there was nothing wrong. Fancy kept limping and starting to get mad at everyone, mom took her in two more times to the vet - they put her on pain pills but still said that they couldn't find anything wrong (please don't get me started on this vet because I won't have anything nice to say, needless to say mom isn't going back... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:20:40 EST Added Some New Photos to my Spark Page!!!! <em>30</em> <em>41</em> <em>20</em> <em>41</em> <em>20</em> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:57:03 EST FREE Amazon APP for June 10 only: SparkPeople APP! <link><BR>SparkP eople/dp/B009T9RV2I/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobil e-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1370880199&sr=1-1&k eywords=sparkpeople+app </link> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:10:54 EST This and That Again! Somehow my This and That got deleted. Is this a message to me???? Anyway, it is a gorgeous day here after all the rain we had and not too humid either which is great. I am planning to work with planting some flowers I brought yesterday. I put on a new mailbox cover and a new flag . Made a wreath with geraniums ,daisy and blue flowers with a cardinal on it and a butterfly. I love making wreaths and change them often. I need to get my hubby to help we set up a place in the basement to store th... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:56:02 EST Making Challenges! I would like to start a weekly challenge . Please give me some ideas on what you think are doable and you would do! The first one I would like to try is - -Drink 8 glasses of water a day! Who is in with me!!! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 08:09:59 EST Question for the Day! Each day I want to ask one question and we all answer it. If you have a question that you think would be fun for interesting go for it! Today's is "What is hardest for you, control over your food or getting in the mood to exercise ? Sun, 19 May 2013 09:05:32 EST Back after LONG absence Hi...back again after several username changes---used to be maxermom and others. Anyway, moved from OH to Kansas City in March to be away from husband and with daughter who has been very generous w/ her time and space. Took Max the Somali w/ me when I first left, then went back to fetch more belongings and Snow the Norwegian Forest Cat. So, my gorgeous, vocal longhaired boys are with me and we are all enjoying our new life. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:37:35 EST Moods of your cats from A to Z A for Agile! Continue with A for a while, see how far we can get! GO! <em>334</em> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:18:00 EST Hi Everyone. New To The Group. Hi everyone. I'm new to the group, but not to spark people. My husband and I have 7 cats that we call our babies. We have 1 girl and 6 boys. Two of the boys are pure black and look exactly alike. They are brothers. We also have another set of brothers. Columbia and Steven are black and white. Columbia has more black on his body and more <BR> white on his face. While Steven has more white on his body and more black on his face. Steven's full name is Steven Howard Owen Junior (Jr.) I named ... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:41:09 EST Putting Buddy to sleep and now Trouble is ill Buddy has stopped eating and last night, as I was holding him he pretty much just looked at me and let me know that he wasn't well and I needed to let him go. I talked with the vet today and will schedule for Saturday to have him put to sleep. I have a friend who is going to drive me there and back. Then I came home tonight and found that Trouble had vomited bile and blood everywhere. I have special needs and geriatric cats, trouble, who is 12, I have had since age 4 weeks and been throug... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:44:15 EST Ladies, I need your support I'm taking my sweet little GusGus to the animal clinic on Saturday morning to have her put to sleep. She's 17-years-old and is having more bad days than good. It's breaking my heart. I've had her since she was born. I knew this day would come and I thought I could be strong that I could handle it but I can't seem to stop crying. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:46:43 EST What Are Your Hopes and Dreams for the New Year!!! Like everyone else I have started getting serious about my weight loss. But I have also decided it is time to think what I want out of this New Year and what I can do to make it happen. I would like to do some more traveling by bus. We took a few senior bus trips and they were a lot of fun. Great group of people. I want to get new doors for my front and back too. Starting to save for that. What about you??? Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:30:46 EST Angel's Mom Hi everyone, I am owned by one cat, Angel who is in fact a queen in disguise. She works hard at keeping me human. I'm happy to have found this zany place. Sometimes one just needs a break! Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:42:01 EST Cat Joke - "Cat's Diary" 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 09:50:40 EST What are your favorite winter foods! I love making homemade soups and stews. I love baking breads. Lordy does the house smell GOOD! <em>4</em> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:48:49 EST This and That We all have cats which we love dearly. But we are more than our cats. How about we talk about our daily struggles ,our joys and what we hope for! What do you think????? Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:13:21 EST Any Fellow Kitty Lovers want 2b my exercise buddy? Hi <BR> My name is Brandi ...I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I just set up a few days ago and I can’t wait to start using it on a regular basis lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I se... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 06:38:12 EST How Many Cats Do You Have? I was just wondering how many cats people have that belong to this team. I have eight. Only suppose to have 4 in the town that I live in, but what can I say. I love cats. Only I don't call them cats, I call them babies. Angela is the oldest and the only girl. Shania is the oldest boy.. Then there's Jesse. He's follwed by the twins,Boone and Gemini. They're both pure black. Gemini is a mom's boy. As I type this (I have a laptop and am sitting in a recliner, with the laptop on my lap), Gemini ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 05:50:53 EST Need help quickly!!! I was attempting to trim the toenails of my sweet little Gus last night (I have to do it every so often because she starts sticking to the carpet when she walks, bless her fuzzy little heart). Anyway, as I got to her second paw, I noticed that one of her claws had curved and was imbedded in her pawpad. I attempted to remove it but it's stuck pretty deep. I don't know how long it has been like this. She hasn't been limping or crying when she walks that I've noticed. Has this happened to s... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:44:31 EST Have You Ever Been Jealous Of Your Cats!! My cats are getting DISGUSTINGLY spoiled! I had to put that word is caps! Our female cat is on my husband lap under a blanket on his lap. She also loves yogurt which I feed her while she is laying on her cat condo. Breakfast in bed takes on a whole new description! Our male cat is beyond jealous. So I have to put a blanket on my lap too. I have to tell him how handsome he is . My hubby rubs Muffins back, she throws her head back, closes her eyes and all but moans. It is disgusting!! lol. Am... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:18:52 EST Hi Looking for buddies to exercise with me via Sky My name is Brandi and as you can tell from my screen name I'm a little crazy for the kitty's lol! I have 3 adorable fat furballs and they are spoiled rottin lol!!! I'm new to this online support group and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:04:13 EST Confessions of a Diet Soda Drinker I drank Diet Coke and Caffeine-free Diet Coke since I was 15 y/o. I have severe obesity, heart disease, insulin resistance, urinary incontinence and multiple fractures in my spine including my neck. If you want to know how I got this way read at this link <BR> SAVE YOURSELVES. QUIT TODAY. I am 59 y/o. When I started we didn't know any better. <link><BR>-you-have-a-dirty-little-dietary-secre<BR>t-and-is-it-called-diet-coke/comment-p<BR>age-1/#comment-20464... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:49:05 EST Hi to all Hi I am Jan. I live in rural southern Oregon. On our property are foxes, deer,wild ducks, wild geese, skunks (unfortunately), a million birds and fish. Oh and lots of frogs. My family has 7 cats. All rescued at some point. We have three in the main house and 4 in the out-building apartment. My ex husband lives in the apartment and house. He has my two original cats, Creamer and Sugar. Brothers who are Maine Coons. Creamer is long-hair with a face that looks like he ate cream an is yellow and ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 02:35:26 EST Hey Ladies Just put some new pictures on my SparkPage!!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:07:21 EST How Do You Keep Your Cat Cool in this Hot Weather! It has been extremely hot this summer in most of the US. Our cats are either laying on the air conditioner vents or soaking up the rays in the windows. Does the heat affect your cat at all? If so what do you do about it? Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:10:58 EST New Pictures on my Spark Page Hey ladies, <BR> <BR> I uploaded new pictures to my SparkPage! Check them out! <BR> <BR> Heather Mon, 28 May 2012 13:17:46 EST Wearing down I think cat owners may understand this better than others. I have had 2 special needs kitties for years, Trouble who is 12 I have had since she was 4 weeks old and Alcoa who is 17 I have had since about 2002. The last year with these two have been a roller coaster it seems. Alcoa got so sick she almost died last year and, well, Trouble seems to stay sick. Buddy, my only health baby at 11 (had since 6 months old) was diagnosed with Diabetes almost a month ago and also got real sick a week ... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:28:56 EST Multi-cat household! Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm a returning Sparker! We have four cats in our household - 3 all-blacks and 1 grey/white. We are partial to black cats because they have the hardest time getting fostered and adopted out.They keep us loved and entertained on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting your kitties and getting to know them - and you! Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:09:32 EST New Pictures Uploaded to Spark page Hey Ladies <BR> <BR> Check out a couple of new pictures I have uploaded to my Spark Page. <BR> <BR> Heather Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:25:46 EST New years resolutions Has anyone made some resolutions for this year? I have made only one and it's not loosing weight all though that may be a side effect. Last year my resolution was no more soda which I met (and continue with) and this year it's no fried foods except for Friday. Why Friday? it's my "free" day and the only day that I routinely go out to eat at lunch time with co-workers. That means if it was fried then shipped nope (i.e. banquet fried chicken, frozen egg rolls). Thu, 19 Jan 2012 06:47:02 EST Emoticon your mood for today <em>102</em> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:14:07 EST New blog feature... 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. Personally, I don't care for this new feature as I use my spark blog to be... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:31:37 EST Cat Capers! <em>104</em> had a great workout on the Wii!! How is everyone? Hope things are well with you and your cats! <BR> <BR> Muffin (cat in my profile picture) has been very unwell, but I think she is now over it, having gone "mouse hunting" yesterday - not sure if we had 1, 2 or 3 mice - but she dropped one in the living room and was so pleased with herself she "smiled" at us and our friends who had come over - in the process dear mousey ran away and hid under one of the units we have along the... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:03:45 EST Pix is the boss in my house! Hello I am 23 and owned by a very possessive cat! She is a wonderful White and black (I say it like this as she is more White than black). She will curl up for cuddles every night and purrs happily when I have her ear! <BR> However she is VERY possessive! I live with 3 other cats and my mum, if one of the others comes near me, my cat is not happy! Just last night, tint (another cat) curled up near my head in bed, pix then leaned over my head to hiss at tint! Tint retreated to the safety of my... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 07:04:55 EST Owned by 4 (loved by all) Hi everyone, my name is Dodi. As the topic implies I am owned by 4 cats. The 4 that remain from a group of . Yes, 8, and no I''m not a crazy cat lady. Of the 4 that passed away I lost 1 of my girls (Bear) and 3 of my boys (Milo, Cuddles, Chase). I loved each and everyone of them very much. The house is now filled with an all female team and one coach, my husband Mark. I have MacKenzie who runs the house, Bailey who is Mackenzie's mother, Jayden and Puma. Puma is actually my son's cat, ... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:23:51 EST New picture of Rachel added Hey ladies, <BR> <BR> Just added a new picture of Rachel to my Sparkpage!! Fri, 9 Dec 2011 09:28:45 EST New Pix Added Hey Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> Added some new pictures!!! Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:49:50 EST New Pix Uploaded!!! Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> Got some pix uploaded this morning to my Spark Page! <BR> <BR> Heather Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:29:01 EST Wheel points for the day 2/5 Wed, 5 Oct 2011 20:21:55 EST Never had a cat in heat... 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 20:28:05 EST Former maxermom--new fur kid Havn't been here for awhile, mostly due to very busy with work/house/hubby surgeries and not much personal progress or anything interesting to share until now. About a month ago, after much searching and negotiation we finally have Kitzn's Snowflake, a hearing blue-eyed solid white Norwegian Forest Cat. He weights 14 lbs, has long fluffy fur, talks a lot, and is a very affectionate purring machine. He gets along well with the other cats and is a real pleasure. <BR> Hope to not be gone so lo... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 04:57:09 EST WARNING Warning. <BR> I received the following message on my blog which I reported to CoachJen. She has told me that this account is now closed. If you ever find anything like this please report it immediately to the Coaches. We need to keep this site safe. <BR> Thanks <BR> Jude x <BR> <BR> <BR> BLESSINGX1 7/17/2011 8:19PM <BR> How are you today? <BR> My name is blessing, i saw your profile here today and it was interested and nice. I think we can click and become friends i will like you to reply m... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 04:41:08 EST Where have you been? That's how my 2 year old tortoiseshell female cat looks at me when I get home from work everyday. It's as if she wants to know why I wasn't there for her when she wanted me to be. And it definitely is on her terms when we spend time together, but I still love her dearly. Sat, 2 Jul 2011 12:46:18 EST Cremating a pet 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 le... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:06:44 EST I GOT A NEW JOB!!! (So did hubby) Just to let everyone know I got a new job a few weeks ago. This is actually the beginning of my 4th week. It's at a law firm downtown. DH starts his new job TODAY!! He's still selling insurance but for the first 3 1/2 months, it's salary then he goes to commission. Esther gets to go to after-school care back at her daycare today and hopefully by Feb. or March at the latest, Rachel can FINALLY go to daycare. I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL holiday season and I will talk to you later. Ho... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:30:50 EST Cat Jokes. A famous European art collector is walking through a small town in Israel city when he notices a cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store. He recognizes that the saucer is extremely old and valuable. Thinking quickly he walks casually into the store and offers to buy the cat for two dollars. <BR> <BR> Chaim the store owner replies, "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale." <BR> <BR> "Please," the collector says, "I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay ... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 06:02:23 EST Trying Again! I love my cat kids and want to know of others and their cat kids. I am trying again to make a go of this! All suggestions are helpful. PLEASE help me to keep this going!!! Hugs.Pat, Max and Muffine Sun, 7 Nov 2010 15:32:23 EST Cat's Name Begin with Letter A Abigail! Sun, 7 Nov 2010 15:30:02 EST This is the End Of Bob's I took over this because I love cats. I tried different ways to make it interesting and wanted people to join me. It is not happening so I have decided to stop trying. It saddens me that so little care to try. Fri, 5 Nov 2010 10:13:43 EST Congratulations to Myrna!!! Myrna emailed me to let me know her DD had a baby boy!! I am so excited for them. She had a long,exhausting labor and ended up with a C-section. Bless her dear heart. Hopefully, we will get pictures!!! Tue, 12 Oct 2010 18:52:49 EST Why Do You Join A Team? I really want people to want to come to this site. We all love cats or we wouldn't have joined. Unfortuantely, I cannot get a lot of input so please help me to make this site more worthy of coming to! Thanks for your help! Pat, mother of Max and Muffin! Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:02:35 EST First Week of School Well Esther has completed her first week of first grade. So far so good. She has taken showers all by herself all week, blow dried her own hair, gone to bed by 8p.m., done her homework all week and stayed either on E or S for conduct (Got a couple S's for talking out of turn). Let's see if she can keep this up! (How many weeks of school left LOL) Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:37:17 EST New Pix Uploaded to Page Hey all! Just uploaded a few pictures to my profile page of the girls! Hope ya'll enjoy! Sun, 8 Aug 2010 15:59:50 EST Unbelievable Love I have been hospitalized with severe lung problems which has dramatically changed my life style.I have to stay inside much more with the heat,humidity and poor air quality. Muffin, our female cat has been incredible. She senses how rough this is for me and is so loving constantly at my side. She watches me and when I am really down she snuggles and "talks" to me. My love for this little furry friend is beyond words. Sun, 8 Aug 2010 15:09:56 EST A hot car and 3 cats Tomorrow my apartment is being treated for Brown Recluses. Kitties can not be out and about when this happens and I only have 2 rooms in the place so I decided to take off and take them all to the vet tomorrow for shots. My car has no a/c and it's been in the 90s all week. The appointment is at 10:00 (my hope is that this coincides with the treatment - I couldn't get a time). I figure it will take about 2 hours at the vets. So getting there should be slightly less hot but coming back is ... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:57:13 EST Unemployed Again! Well, I lost my job again on Friday. So if you could keep me in your thoughts and prayers, that would be wonderful. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:36:21 EST I'm back (fingers crossed) I have basically been gone for a year. After my surgery I just kind of quit - I used my surgery, my niece's birth, holidays, basically...anything I could to just stop. I have gained all my weight back plus 13 pounds. This is the first team I have stopped by and will be the only team for tonight. Basically things could be better! I am doing research into over-eaters anonymous because I obviously have a problem with food. I need to do something, I need to find something...I need to find s... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:59:31 EST RACHEL BAILEY'S HAS TURNED A YEAR!!!! Little girl turned 1 yesterday. We are having a birthday party for her tomorrow!! Wish me luck! Making her a smash cake and hopefully all will go well! We have been working on the house all week to get it clean. Gave me an excuse to get the house clean! LOL <BR> Will post pictures later on of the party! Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:07:32 EST Baby Kitten Names I adopted a new baby kitten 4 weeks old. Kind of young but the mother got hit by a car and the owner could no longer care for the kittens. She is drinking on her own some and I bottle feed her, so I bought her some Kitten Milk at the store and feed her every 4 hrs. But we need to name her! Any suggestions? Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:30:08 EST What do you do about Shedding??? Our cats are shedding like crazy with this warmer weather. I am constantly brushing them but still fur is everywhere!!! They are barfing more too. Does anyone use the hairball food? Sun, 30 May 2010 13:35:27 EST What Cat Food Do You Use? Our two cats have been eating IAMS cat food and lately been throwing up a lot. I talked to my vet and he said they have been taken over by another company and the quality of the food has gone down. Our BIL has two cats and they use Science Diet and gave us some of that to try. Have you had any problems with your cat food and what kind do you use? Thanks. Pat , Max and Muffin~ <em>240</em> <em>239</em> Sun, 16 May 2010 16:11:35 EST SHE'S WALKING!!!!!!! It's official!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> Rachel's walking like a pro!!!!!!!! Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:26:36 EST Do Your Cats Get the Rams???? It is raining here in Delaware. Our two cats are running up and down the stairs, chasing each other, stopping long enough to hiss or bat at each other then off they go again. It is raining! They should be sleeping quietly but NO they are acting wild!!! Do your cats do this? Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:59:44 EST Might be gone for a bit Just to let you ladies know I might not be posting for a while because our electricity got shut off on Friday morning. I am hoping my dad is going to help us get it back on so it might be on in a couple of days but if you don't hear from me, don't get concerned. I will be back as soon as possible. Love you guys and I will talk to you later. Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:40:32 EST My new water monitor! Hello, <BR> I hope I'm not breaking any rules by starting a new topic; I had a brief gander at the existing topics and wasn't sure where my musings would fit. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I thought it might give people a giggle if I related a tale that sums up my place in our household. I keep a glass of water with me all the time, so if I happen to be on the PC the water glass is there too, ever faithful (unlike the cats!). But my cats both quite enjoy having a quick tipple from my water glass as well... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 18:20:54 EST Just Uploaded a few new pix!!! Taken last night during our little home Super Bowl fun!!!! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:02:20 EST Guess Who Is Crawling Now???? Rachel has decided that crawling IS FUN! And now I have to keep things out of reach and off the floor. Oh the joy!!!!! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 11:49:57 EST What made you decide on your User Name? I really like some of the user names some of the Spark people have. I wish I had gotten more creative with mine. How did you come up with yours! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 09:49:01 EST Just taking a moment to breath Hey everyone hope you are all having a good weekend, me well working on school with the kids and I needed to take a breather am trying to keep warm its about 13 outside. my Ozzy bug is helping me with that she is a good little heater or scarf what ever she wants to be for the moment,she is happy as long as she is lovin me.I spent some time last night posting some more pictures in my gallery if anyone would like to take a peek at my crew. <BR> have a safe and wonderful weekend! melody <em>239<... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:14:49 EST wall pushups ! wonderful I started doing the ten every time I go to the bathroom but it was hard to enter so i started doing 12 to match sparks tracker but then i had to log it every other times cause it's listed as two sets of twelve so I started doing 12 on the way in the bathroom an 12 on the way out making it 24 each bathroom trip I do so many wall pushups throughout the day and it feels like nothing! Bathroom challenges are awesome! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:33:10 EST Different Cat Cries! We have two furkids Max and Muffin. Brother and Sister. I am amazed at how many different cat cries they can make. Max has a "let's play sissy" cry, a I am hungry cry, Oh God I am going to be sick cry which breaks my heart, A I want food cry, a purr so strong he actually hick ups! Muffin has a "buzz off cry" a Miss Needy Cry, A snore noise, a talking to the birdies cry, A I want to drink out of the faucet cry. The older they get the more they have. Really neat !!! <BR> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:07:00 EST Valentine's Gifts for the furry babies... It is coming up on Valentine's Day fairly quickly... <BR> Does anyone get their furry babies a V-day gift? We usually get Kit a small toy (like a catnip pillow) and a can of wet cat food for her to enjoy while we make a nice family dinner. <em>239</em> Sun, 24 Jan 2010 07:31:12 EST Description sucked me in! So happy New to the group but not to being owned by my cats.I have 4 indoor cats their names are <BR> <BR> Little kitty 8 yr. <BR> Cookie 3 yr <BR> simion 1 1/2 yr <BR> Ozzy 5 mos. <BR> 3 of them are females and simion AKA chubby bubby is my baby boy. <BR> <BR> I have always wanted a kitty that would just be happy sitting with me and boy I SURE GOT THAT with my OZZY bug! I hand raised her from 2 weeks old so to her I am her mama. Trust me I do not mind. Hubby told me when she was weaned from ... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 07:26:46 EST Three Musketeers I have finally started to do some strengthening exercises. Tonight was a hoot. Harry immediately jumped up on the book case and meowed encouragement. Millie decided to plop down right in front of me when I was doing floor exercises and do some really neat stretches. Wish I could twist and stretch like she does. So far so good. I'm on a streak of three days strengh and 2 days curves. Will have to blog on this. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 21:01:29 EST Need advice please! My new neighbor has a cat that has been declawed and when they first moved in they kept it in the house but now they have been putting it outside all day. We are having very cold weather here in Missouri this week and the kitty sits by their door meowing to no avail. I plan to go to their door when I get home from work today and ask if I can have it. If they say yes, I will have to find it a home because I already have a dog and a cat but if they say "no" what recourse do I have? Should I c... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:29:00 EST I Am So Pumped! I am so ready to take on this New Year. I feel full of promise of better and wiser choices of knowing I can and will be all that I know I can be. Slimmer and healthier!! Yes, I am Pumped!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 21:39:43 EST Just need to vent.... My sister and brother-in-law have really angered me! They have a 10 year old cat named Carmen that they have had since kittenhood. During the course of the 10 years that they have had her she has been turned into the bad kitty and I was told last week that if they do not find a home for her before the end of the month they will take her to the pound. This so angers me! Whatever behavioral problems she has is all their fault - they treated her like a dog - played rough with her and now, wh... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 15:21:54 EST Has anyone seen these symptoms before? Last night we had to have our precious Maine Coon cat, Andy, put down. 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 a... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:25:32 EST Diet buddies for us and our cats. Pat and I are thinking about maybe finaly getting to grips with our weight loss problems. So we are going to talk about that here. Hope you will all come and join in with your tips and news and progress. I have gained half a pound and am very sad about it. I need to lose about 20 pounds plus that half. If you have a fat cat like my Mikey maybe we can talk about that as well. <BR> Myrna. <BR> Tue, 8 Dec 2009 07:43:59 EST What Are You Getting Your Kitties for Christmas! I am having a time of it trying to wrap Christmas gifts with two cats who think they need to be wrapped too!I put them off the table, they jump back up, I put them out of the room and shut the door, they cry, paw at the door and moan. It is terrible to hear. I brought them new mice ,a feather wane , and a neat toy they can bat at. I have it on the top of my closet as they got into the bags on the floor. They are worst than kids!!!!!!!!!!! BUT , I love them !! <em>239</em> Mon, 7 Dec 2009 17:05:19 EST New cat food recall anounced 12/1/09 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 result... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 16:12:11 EST Temporary pet loss How to cope when a house cat escapes? Pixie got out during the night last Tues. (why my husband had the back door open at 1:30 a.m he has not explained) only to fight her way out of my arms when I caught her the next morning. We didn't see her again until she appeared on the FRONT porch Thanksgiving morning only to run off again. About 20 minutes later I managed to track the mewing to under a stack of our lawn furniture; my husband managed to reach in and pick her up without a struggle. She... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 06:08:20 EST BIG BEAR HUGS TO ALL! Hey There Family...Sorry I have not be around to support you all in your victories and your lives...but right after I was 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 I have o... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:16:14 EST Facebook. <BR> I want to ask everybody for a big favour. Can every single person on facebook please add me. I have been called a saddo for only having 21 friends on facebook. I cant have that so please add me if you can. Just look for Myrna Richmond I have the same Avatar as on SP. <BR> Myrna. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 12:58:36 EST we were asked to introduce ourselves. So here we are, our family started with Bob(6 years old, hunter extraordinaire and amazing guardian of the house),Midnight ( a black 3 years old ( guestimate as she was saved from a shelter)) and me Misty(I belong to our pet's daughter but she went on a backpack adventure for 3 years and will be coming back in december so I will finally move to my new castle with her). Then we had a homeless cat that the pets called Pirate, I suppose it is because of his eye injury, who slowly made his way in... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 02:12:42 EST New Photos Uploaded Got new photos on my spark page. Check them out!! Mon, 26 Oct 2009 18:01:09 EST Rachel's 4-month check up 4 month check up on Friday - 26 inches long, 12 lb, 10 oz, ear infection, blood work and two shots. Kind of a rough morning for little Girly Blob!!! :( <BR> On a good note, Rachel can start eating level 1 baby foods. We are trying her on apple sauce. She's not quite sure what to think! LOL Sun, 18 Oct 2009 19:32:47 EST the king. Hi I am happy to be part of this team, our cat thinks he is the king of the house.he climbs on things..sometimmes I wonder where he gets all his energy from.very hyper. he is 7 years old..but yet he is so warm and cuddlely. and he is very special..I am looking forward in loseing weight so I can have the energy the king has, Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:29:59 EST Game A to Z using Cat Behavior! A for angry cat when brother gets in her space!! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:37:13 EST Loss of human family member My MIL passed away Friday morning as expected--she had lung cancer for several months and pneumonia for a scant 2 weeks--very much appreciate knowing she is out of pain at last. We got to see her last week (she lived about 6 hrs from here near Peoria) while she could still tell that we were there. Services in Chicago late this week. <BR> Fortunately, the antics of the cats are helping to keep my husband's spirits up. We went to a cat show yesterday for the first time in a while--the people... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 21:29:13 EST Great News!!! My BIL brought in three kittens who otherwise would have not survived. The mother was too young to care for them so Bill took them in, hand fed them ,got them fixed, all their shots . Well, one of them got adopted today! Her name is Twiggy, she is such a sweetie and so lovable. The family that adopted her have a little girl who is so excited and the mother doesn't work so Twiggy will have some with her. Please keep in prayer her two brothers Buffy and Tippy. They are wonderful kittens and ne... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 20:37:37 EST Special need pets I was looking through the spark teams and noticed that there wasn't a team for those of use with animals that have special needs or are considered special needs. I'm wondering about starting one. Last night was a rough nite for me and Trouble and it's hard to explain sometimes to people who don't have an animal with a chronic illness such as asthma or FIV+ - I have Trouble with asthma and other medical problems and Alcoa who is FIV+. Trouble got sick last night and I ended up staying the n... Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:09:38 EST Fall is Here, Winter Not Far Behind! Our cats sleep with us and I noticed last night that they slept Under the covers instead of on top of them. They both do not like cold weather . There favorite place in the winter is either laying on the heater vents or in front of the fireplace. I tease them saying they would never survive out side! What woozes!! By the way they are both still under the covers! LOL. Sun, 20 Sep 2009 08:48:16 EST New feline family member Our feline family is back up to 3 again with the addition of Pixie (we may rename her but it fits her), a black smoke (sort of a silver tabby with black shading all over) Turkish Angora. She is VERY active, loves toys, and has already been setting boundaries with her brothers (both about 3X her size). Not a retiree like our others, she is a young adult that we should be able to enjoy for a long time. <BR> I wish I had gotten a pic of my (very large) husband while we were at the cattery--he ... Sat, 12 Sep 2009 12:54:26 EST Doh!! Alcoa get your little... I keep having to say that! She is 14 years old AND FIV positive and she is my most attitudal cat ever! Yesterday she stuck her head through (I mean through) the screen door because she wanted Dottie's food not her own (very expensive) food! Put her whole dang head through the screen at the bottom and was just chowing away! Dottie gets Friskies for since it is cheaper then the expensive stuff that my guys are on (when Dottie moves in she will be on the same stuff). Alcoa also climbs on th... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:24:29 EST Greenie treats from Nutro... Saw this posted 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 trea... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:37:28 EST New Pictures of Rachel on Spark Page We are also going to KY this weekend to see my friends so we will have some professional ones done. I will try to have those posted Monday. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:09:34 EST Cat Clothes and Decorations Do any of your wear any clothing with cats on it. I I have a really cute pair of PJ's, a sweatshirt and underpants with cats on them. I did some ceramic cats that look like my two and have a adorable cat frame. What about you? Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:10:13 EST Claw issue on Buddy I trim my guys nails on a regular basis but I'm wondering about one of Buddy's claws - it has grown thick and the quick is down to the tip so of course I can't trim it. It is his "thumb" claw and if he wasn't walking on it I think it could grow into his pad the way it has formed. Has anyone heard of something like this before? With all my rescuing and so forth I haven't seen this before. I'm almost convinced that if I take him to the vet they are going to want to pull the claw - which str... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:06:59 EST Esther started school today! I uploaded a few photos to my Spark Page of her on her first day!!! Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:15:03 EST Rachel is Two Months Old Today And she did really well with her sleep last night. Let's hope the trend continues. <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:11:06 EST A Plea From Buddy Is this working?? Hmmm, typing and paws don't really go together... My life has gotten horrible and it's all my mom's fault! Someone has to tell her to stop! The other day she took down the little white square thing that she stands on every now and then and it has these numbers that go around in a circle...she didn't stand on it instead she tricked me! She got me to stand on it! and then she made this horrible moaning sound and looked at me and said blah blah blah... My sissy Trouble say... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 15:36:29 EST Cat's Have the Ability to Heal I read a great article on how cats can actually help us to heal. I found this so true. I know when I am having a rough day with my asthma or arthritis my Max and Muffin are extra loving and cuddle more. They give unconditional love. Have you had a healing experience with your cats? Tue, 14 Jul 2009 11:26:25 EST Rachel is One Month Old Today!!!!!! Can you believe my little baby is now a month old????? <BR> She's getting so big! Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:12:12 EST New--mom to 3 spoiled retired purebreds Hello out there from our unofficial retirement home for pedigreed cats. My best bud is Max, aka Mittsnpaws Miromax (of Wyldephyre), a red Somali who was 13th best altered cat in the country before he retired at the ripe old age of three--there are pix of him all over the internet if you would like to look, along with many of his family memebers. Now, all this perfect creature wants to do is be by me, collecting headbutts and purring in my ear--I've never had a pet of any species love me th... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 16:14:24 EST Can't Comment On Blogs!!!! I read Kim's blog and wanted to comment but could not leave a comment. Bummer. Kim, I know you are going to do great! I believe in you girlfriend! This is a senior moment. Someone had surgery, sorry you had a rough time, you sure got back to work quickly. Hope you are not over doing. Keeping you both in prayer. Sending healing, loving hugs. Pat Mon, 6 Jul 2009 14:43:11 EST New Furry Grandson!!! Our Youngest Daughter got a new kitten! His name is Riley and he has stolen my heart! What a guy, orange stripe with white on his paws and bib. They have a golden retriever dog who of course is very big especially to a little kitten. Well, Riley took one look at the dog and went nose to nose with it when Maggie sniffed the kitten. It was so cute. They are best buddies and often Riley will curl next to Maggie's belly and sleep with her.They are now best buds!! Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:49:21 EST Rachel Bailey Lochridge is finally here!!! She arrived via emergency c-section Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 11:32 p.m. My water broke around 6:45 p.m. I got to the hospital and it took forever for me to get upstairs. They actually were going to send me home b/c I hadn't dilated or effaced any more. I started having front contractions as well as back ones. Let me just tell you those front ones HURT LIKE HECK!!!!!!! <BR> I finally got upstairs and got my epidural and after about thirty minutes, the nurses started freaking out and pu... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 20:23:30 EST Update Ladies, <BR> <BR> Went to my 38 week apt. today. Baby is 7lb, 4 oz. I am 2cm dilated and 50%. Blood sugars looks good, everything looked good. <BR> She's moving around alot. Very active. LOL <BR> <BR> Heather Thu, 4 Jun 2009 21:05:29 EST Baby Shower Photos I have uploaded a few pictures from the baby shower the ladies at work threw for me last week. <BR> What fun!!!! Tue, 26 May 2009 20:32:28 EST Now I Feel Really Silly! Ladies, <BR> <BR> After all that venting and whining last night, I get to work today and was hit with a surprise baby shower. <em>40</em> <BR> Of course, my cubicle is nearby the room where they were having the shower, so the ladies kept having people call me to their office so they could get things set up. I figured out something was going on right before it started. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Got some cute little things and as soon as I get pictures from the guy who was taking them, I... Wed, 20 May 2009 14:39:41 EST New Pregnant Picture Ladies, <BR> <BR> I have posted a new picture in my Spark Page gallery of me taken this morning to show you how pregnant I am. It's not the best picture but it was taken with a camera phone so there you go. I have four weeks to go. Wish me luck!!!!!! Tue, 19 May 2009 15:40:58 EST Buddy's "adventure" Buddy got into huge trouble last night!! I cussed and everything - which brought on the big eye look.. Apparently someone in the house that has 4 legs and isn't grey (that would be my punk Alcoa the 14 year old twerp) told him that there were treats on top of the refrigerator (which there wasn't). So Buddy, being the hoover that he is decided to go on up there and get those treats (which weren't there). So being the not so bright kitty that he is he jumps on the stove which causes somethi... Mon, 11 May 2009 10:56:29 EST The Fox and the Cat Last night I was woken up by our cats running from window to window in our bedroom. They were chucking like crazy. I got up looked out the window and there was a beautiful red fox outside. I told Max that it was probably looking for Muffin and Max said no way was anything going to take his sister!! Too funny. The cats tails were bushed out and they were giving that Fox the what for!! What a hoot! Now of course if they were outside with the fox whole different story! LOL. Sat, 9 May 2009 09:17:26 EST Are you ready for an emergency? 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 08:02:48 EST Bad Mommy!!! Bad, Bad, Bad Mommy!! I swear that is what Trouble and Buddy are both saying and I feel about an inch tall. <BR> <BR> Trouble got off some anti-biotics yesterday which meant she is back on baby benadryl - the bubblegum flavor - so she hates me (she hates the cherry flavor more than the bubblegum flavor)! She is going to hate me even more when she goes to see T.E.D. (the evil doctor) next saturday and starts her allergy shots! Why can't they make benadryl with no flavor? <BR> And Buddy!! OMG!! I have just ... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 07:27:49 EST Inexpensive Cat Toys In this rough economy we need to cut back in every way we can. BUT we cannot allow it to affect our cats!!! LOL. I was working at my kitchen table where I had a large empty paper bag. Muffin jumped up sniffed it out and immediately went inside curled around and felt asleep. Max decided he wanted in the bag too so they had a rumble in the bag. They were rolling all around in it and I was afraid it was going to come off the table so I picked it up and when to put it on the ground. Two cat heads... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:44:09 EST DH & I are Owned by 5 Hello! I'm owned (in conjuction with DH) by 5 furbabies, three brown tabbies: Mini-Me, Integra, and Evey; and two solid black kittehs: Bubu and CM Punk. <BR> <BR> Evey and Integra are sisters, and smaller sized cats. Integra, the runt of everyone, rules the roost. It's hilarious to watch her kick Mini-Me or Punk's butts when they get out of line as they're more than twice her size! <BR> <BR> Mini-Me and Bubu are longtime pals, coming from the same home when their owners could no longer ke... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:41:32 EST Litter Crystals I live in a teeny, tiny, apartment, where the kitchen is literally the hallway from the "living area" to the "bedroom". I have the litterbox in my "kitchen". It is a huge 3 foot litterbox since I knew that this move would mean less space. I clean it in the morning and evening. Right now I'm using clumping litter - which gets kicked on the floor on the rush to get out of the box. I am considering moving to the litter crystals as a way to cut down on the spillage...does anyone else here us... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 06:30:39 EST Team Goal Question I joined the 10000 steps goal. I never see any results for my posts. I am not at 10000 steps yet but am working hard to get to 6000. I started last July with about 2000 so I am making some progress. Is it because I don't have a SparkPage yet? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 19:46:10 EST Can someone help me figure this thing out??? I bought the spark fitness package and in it was a pedometer and I thought I set it up right but I don't think I am putting it on my clothes right or something because it doesn't log my steps - or all of them. I mean if I am walking 2 miles that should equal more than 3 steps right? I had this problem with anther pedometer which makes me think it is user error. Until I get it fixed I can't keep up with my steps or the 10,000 steps a minutes goals in my groups. Any suggestions? I put it u... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 08:55:56 EST Funniest thing your cat has done... I used to have a cat named Sir. Sir had a ...unique... personality. We lived in a one bedroom apartment and it was myself, Sir, and the new baby Trouble. One day I was taking a soak in the tub. Now Trouble loves to eat bubbles - don't know why but run the tub and here she comes for the bubbles. So I'm in the tub and she is on the side of the tub eating bubble. Sir comes running from the living room, through the bedroom, and into the bathroom where he promptly runs up to Trouble and shov... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:10:36 EST Storms and Cats I thought I would start a new conversation. This morning we had a set of thunder storms come through. We had an really loud boom and poor Buddy was done, he cried and ran so of course mommy had to go re-assure him. His oldest sissy, Alcoa, who is a laid back not afraid of anything was watching and walked over to me with the look of...well mommy since your cuddling him can you cuddle me to cause it was loud you know. Trouble my diva didn't even flinch. My parents had a cat who would cry t... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:56:12 EST Login Points I know that this is a cheesy way to get points for posting on boards but you know, there are some days when you just don't want to talk. So I've seen these on other boards and thought about putting one here. I got 4 login points today... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:33:19 EST How Is This Down Economy Affecting You I volunteer at our Church Outreach program and we had over fifty families come in today. We ran out of food to give them. How is the economy affecting you? Have you changed any thing you do now? Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:56:54 EST Hi I have been owned by Harry since November. He is one of the most active cats I have ever owned. My cousin says he has ADD. Sometimes I agree. <BR> He loves to play and keeps me active. Great for being more active. Sun, 15 Feb 2009 20:31:46 EST I'm new and owned by 1 Hi, my name is Rita. Sassy is definite queen of our house!! <em>30</em> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 09:08:44 EST did anyone else get an unexpected valentine Today a city carrier gave out a little token valentine candy bag to most of the female carriers. It was so unexpected because he is usually such a quiet guy. I heard several women say that would probably be the only valentine they would get. I hope they were joking <em>26</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:00:14 EST Owned by 3 in WI Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Elaine and I am the owned by 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, she is also the first one at the door waiting for me to come in. I think she does this so that i will feed her right when i come in because she always hea... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:07:37 EST Owned by 3 Hi! I have three babies - Alcoa, Trouble, and Buddy who rule my house with a velvet paw. Actually Trouble rules it but she lets me think I have some say. Alcoa is my punk and buddy is my "special" kitty who thinks he is a big human baby. Thu, 5 Feb 2009 12:51:42 EST I Need Your Prayers My husband just called to let me know that he was let go from his job today. Apparently, the store numbers were not up to par. <BR> He is going to the unemployment office and hopefully he will be able to find something new soon. <BR> Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. :) Tue, 3 Feb 2009 10:51:02 EST cat using fruniture as scratching post I've tried all the usual methods of keeping my cat from scratching my furniture but she still does it. She will start on one piece and I can't always catch her to stop her right then. I've tried everything and still she does it. She has 57 acres of trees that she could use instead and a scratching post and I will not have her declawed. Any suggestion? Thu, 29 Jan 2009 04:01:49 EST Prayer Needs I know this is a cat owners lovers site but we all need prayer at times too. I am asking special prayers for Myrna. She had a procedure done in the hospital and is having trouble from the drugs she was given. Has a severe headache and very sore throat. Please join with me in praying for a speedy recovery. If there are any other prayer needs please include them. Heather for a healthy baby is one we can pray for , what else!!! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:11:58 EST Attitudes!!! Isn't it amazing when you have a positive attitude how much better you can do with life. I have decided I am going to fight this weight issue tooth and nail. I am going to win the battle not just for today but for life. I am worth it. <em>104</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 11:48:40 EST A Team for Cat Owners? Whoo-hoo!! If I hadn't gotten an email about a post in another team I wouldn't have gone to Patricia's SparkPage and I wouldn't have seen this team :) <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SP since Sept of '07...I went MIA for several months but now I'm back, and back with a re-newed purpose. There is no reason I shouldn't have met my goal by now except for pure laziness, emotionally and physically, on my part. <BR> <BR> A new year, a new team, a new me!! <BR> <BR> Now, about those cats....the Bad Babies,... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 23:26:39 EST What Are You Thankful For..... .....A-Z Saw this on another site and thought we could do it also. Here goes. <BR> A-Always trying to do better! B-? Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:43:43 EST Promises How many times we start a New Year with promises of doing better with our food and exercise.! And how many times we fail meeting our goals. This year let us make the promise that we will be here for each other, supporting and truly caring for each others needs. Knowing we are not alone in this weight loss battle makes it so much easier, truly believing someone else understands and is there for us. Well, dear Spark sisters I am here for you. I want us to win to be all that we are called to be,... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 09:39:36 EST Away for 2 Days! 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 00:26:53 EST What is Your Cat's Reaction To Your Christmas Tree I will never forget the first time we put our Christmas tree up . The cats eyes got so big and they went up and sniffed it batted at it then tried to climb it. Luckily we did not have the decorations on it yet! Now with them on they like to sleep under it and bat at them. It is an artificial tree and they both love to climb in and out of the box too. Kids, fuzzy kids is what they are!! LOL. Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:49:08 EST Where Did You Get Your Cats From ? We were chosen by Max and Muffin at a Cat Show in Maryland. They were kitties then at the show from a shelter. There were six kitties altogether. I chose Max right a way as he looked so much like one who had died. The minute I picked him up he cuddled right in and stole my heart. Muffin, his sister was very scared at first when I picked her up. When I put her down she ran to Max and started licking his ears! They were so cute together I had to get both of them. Your turn now EVERYONE!! Pat Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:41:49 EST Need Your Help!! I saw that this site needed a new leader. As I love cats and have grown fond of each of you I decided to help out. But we are a team and teams work together to make things better. I would appreciate your feedback on how to revamp this site and make it even better. I would like more people to feel welcome and share their journeys. Thanks ,Pat Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:02:56 EST Emails. This is mainly for Pat. My server has remodeled their site and I cant send any emails for some reason. I am fine and will try to find out what is wrong. Till then I will message here. <BR> Myrna. Thu, 11 Dec 2008 03:11:49 EST I'm new here Just found this group. I am owned by Lily, a 16 year old Maine Coon. Am looking forward to get to know all of you and all about your owners. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:32:31 EST New and owned by 3 cats Hi...I am Missy and I am owned by Charlie, Monster and Mew. I joined SP to lose weight and begin a healthier lifestyle. My cats are my kids....and they pretty much rule our household. As my husband says, we have to "hold their paws" all of the time! Nice to meet everybody! <BR> <BR> Missy <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2008 09:01:55 EST Food /Exercise/ Worries. I am starting this thread so that all of us can talk about and help each other sort out our food and exercise and worries. Just a general think tank sort of thread. I will be back on Sunday to chat with whoever wants to open up and ask for help or give advise. So far Pat and I have a few health problems, we need more exercise and we are not losing weight. Maybe we can start with that. <BR> Myrna. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:10:20 EST whats up everyone hey this seems like a cool club to join in . I have 8 cats, and they are my loves. we all have alot of fun around here. lol. anyhow im trying to type this and moose the fattest one is trying to stop me by standing right infront of the screen isnt that nice of him. and i gotta loose weight moose !!!! lmao. anyhow hello to everyone and hope we can all help each other along the path of getting in better shape. {maybe Moose should go on a diet too.) Thu, 11 Sep 2008 02:19:58 EST Cat Lover's Unite! We have a goodly number of cat lovers but no one posts! Especially the new people. We need to "talk" to each other and tell about how our cats affect our life, what is super cool about them, why we got them, etc. Let me hear from all of you!! I want to make this site great!! Thanks for listening to a rambling cat lover! Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:06:19 EST Heeeeeeeee eeeeeere's LINT! i just posted a couple pics of my lil stinker on my page :) check em out Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:59:36 EST Hiya Hi my name is Eileen and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. Am 34, no kids, married for 6 years. My hubby and I are owned by our 11 year old grey moggie called Brezhnev. He is currently recovering from knee replacement surgery (long story), which means that we have carbon offset our holiday this year - our vet will be taking it! Don't regret a penny though. Would love a Norwegian Forest cat, but think I would have a hard time sneaking it past I just gaze longingly at them online. Thou... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:42:49 EST hihi :) just joined the group, wanted to say hi to everyone. <BR> <BR> i am from ontario, and am the proud owner of my cat, female named lint...i believe she will be 7 years old this august, but she will always be my lil kitten. <BR> look forward to chatting with you all :) Mon, 7 Jul 2008 11:14:08 EST Do You Bath Your Cats My BIl is always bathing his cats and I have never bathed ours. Do all of you bath yours and what do you bath them with besides water?Max loves to play in water but Muffin hates it except to drink. She would not be fun to bath! Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:37:29 EST Cat Stories You Have Read !! I just finished a great book called Only the Cat Knows by Marian Babson. Was a fun who done it mystery with a really cool cat! What are some books you might have read with a cat in it. Thu, 8 May 2008 11:24:40 EST Hello! Hi! I am a 32 year old SAHM of 2 kids, 4 furry kitty babies and 3 furry puppy babies. I love my animals! But my 'first born' is my grey and brown tabby named Bowser. He is the ruler of the house. Just don't tell my husband. He keeps the other cats in line and sometimes the kids as well. Glad to see some fellow cat lovers on here. Hope you all achieve your goals. I'm going to work my hardest to get to mine! Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:35:31 EST Proud to be his Hi I'm Reneé and I'm proud to be owned by a grey and black striped tabby named Jack. He's my little insurgentLOL. He was abandonded by his previous owner who was my neighbor who just left him on the streets. He showed up on my porch and I fed him...well you know the rest. He's been part of my family now for nearly 4 years and I love him dearly! He's a terrorist, unguarded food thief and bed warmer who thinks he's of royal ancestry. I wouldn't have him any other way! Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:17:51 EST I own 3 cats!!!!!! Hi, Yes you read correctly, I own 3 cats - as long as I feed them whatever they like, fuss them when they want to be fussed, let them sleep wherever and whenever they like and of course open the door when they want it open and basically pay attention to them at all times. <BR> Thanks to Richmond58 for the invite, <BR> <em>240</em> Mon, 7 Apr 2008 09:02:14 EST Prayer Needs I know we are a cat lover site but we also have prayerful needs too. Might be for our cats or our non fuzzy kids or family. I would like to pray for Myrna who is having surgery today for a speedy recovery. Also for sweet Esther who hasn't been feeling well. Thu, 27 Mar 2008 19:11:18 EST Cat Easter Baskets! Do you get anything special for your cat kids for Easter? What would we put in them? Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:39:49 EST What Can We Do ???? I really miss hearing from my fellow cat lovers? What can we do to bring people on this site!! Pat, belonging to Max and Muffin! Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:41:17 EST Praying for a Fellow Cat Lover I know the people who come on here regular, sad to say not many, remember Myrna. She had to go to the hospital a few weeks ago and I have not heard from her since. I am very concerned so I am asking for prayers for her . Thanks. Pat Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:30:35 EST TIME CHANGES We have an automatic feeder for our two cats. The first feed is at 6:45 A.M. Muffin the female cat seems to know the timing and sits in front of it patiently waiting . Well, this morning Fran forgot to change the timer on it and Muffin waited about ten minutes then starting batting at it and finally starting giving me the what for when it still wouldn't come down. What a silly girl. BUT have to admit us girls can get nasty if we are hungry!! <em>211</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2008 18:16:08 EST What would you do if you couldnt take care of pet I am going into hospital soon for surgery. i think most people know this. I am sure I will be fine and back home very soon. But.... what if I am not? Who will look after my beloved cats. There is nowhone in my family who loves my cats, or could take them on. I agonise over this. my cats mean everything to me. They are my friends and companians. What does giving to a good home mean? Would my cats settle. Would they always be together. They would pine and die if they were separated. They are no... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:50:19 EST Sick kitty Garfield has been sick with a cold, sneezing and wheezing. I took him to the vet, and $140.00 later came out with 3 prescriptions and he had also received 2 injections (antiobiotic and steriod). He is much better now. He hates taking his medicine - I guess he thinks he doesn't need it because he feels better! Sun, 10 Feb 2008 20:05:04 EST Positive Thinking Goes A Long Way I had a heart to heart talk with Max and Muffin and told them we all need to cut back on our food. We have to think portion control! They said they would if I would. I have to be strong for them so we all can live a long healthy life!! Pat Tue, 1 Jan 2008 15:47:12 EST 5 Cats keep me as their slave... Hello! I'm Amber aka Weebles. There are five kitties in my home which hold my husband and I at their beck and call: Bubu, the oldest is the alpha female. Then there's her boy-toy Mini-Me and their son Punk. Add to them Integra and Evey, the newest additions, and we never have a moment's peace! But we love them all very much. <BR> <BR> We should have named Punk Garfield, though. He's a plant killer. I brought my potted plants inside to keep them from freezing to death and accidentally forgot... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:35:34 EST ANYONE OUT THERE!! I miss hearing from you guys. How is everyone doing? Haven't seen any action here in a few days now. I know we are all busy with the holidays but reaching out to each other is important too! Hope to hear from you all soon. Debby, what's up!!Pat from DE. Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:17:51 EST Kitty brushes I have bought quite a few kitty brushes and combs over the years and have just been seriously dissapointed with all of them. Just a week or so ago I looked in the doggie aisle and found this wire brush with the bristles close together but crimped and grabbed it. I read the package carefully as my girls have sensitive skin. it said each bristle tip was rounded as to not irritate the skin. It also came with this handy cleaning claw thingie that digs in and grabs up the hair that is stuck in... Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:51:47 EST Kitty's favorite toys Sasha's favorites are these ratty old fish lure looking things that I got at Walmart that were originally tied to the end of a rod so I can play fishing with her. Well, she chewed them off the string and loves them better that way. We throw them and she plays fetch. <BR> <BR> Just this past weekend I found this gray mouse that has an electronic squeak that goes off when they bat at it. She's really taken to that and it gives the hubby and I the giggles when we HEAR it go off but don't s... Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:28:15 EST How Many Are On Other Sites I don't see daily chats on this site. I am on another one which is very active. As I dearly love cats I was hoping this one would be active too. What can be done to get this one really going! Thanks, Pat from DE. Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:02:46 EST Owned by 2 cats Hello fellow cat people, I am owned by 2 beautiful domestic house cats. Photos posted on my sparks page. <BR> My youngest cat is a beautiful brown tabby, Tabatha. She is 2 years old, short-haired, very verbal, likes to sleep on my wool blanket. She absolutely hates the vacuum cleaner. <BR> My oldest girl is a black and white long hair, she has 4 white feet so her name is Mittens, she is about 9 years old. Always grooming, very fussy about her fur. She likes to have her breakfast as ea... Fri, 9 Nov 2007 19:02:51 EST High on catnip Oh my goodness! I found a kitty condo thingie at Big Lots this passed Sunday (for $44.00 so I HAD to get it) that has a round platform at the top and a tunnel at the bottom connected by a pole. All covered by carpet. I put my Sasha girl on the platform and she went NUTS! After a good laugh for my husband and I we looked at the tag and yep, it's catnip treated. Just for some more laughs we put our Impulse on it next and away she went! I love seeing them play like that! Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:46:24 EST Hi everyone! I'm Sasha & Impulse's human pet. They let me live in their house ^_^. Fri, 2 Nov 2007 11:23:43 EST Hi to fellow cat owners Hi to all! <BR> <BR> I am personally owned by two cats (Gus and RePete). <BR> <BR> Heather <em>86</em> Mon, 22 Oct 2007 11:45:16 EST What does your cat do that is special or unusual? Everybody's cat has some special trick, or does something special, that other cats don't usually do. <BR> What does your cat do? <em>240</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2007 16:35:02 EST Hi Hello everyone. I figured what better place to join then here. I'm owned by 2 cats, a tabby named Tigger and a black cat named Roley Poley. I also have a Chihuahua and 6 baby rats that the cats think are there's. Sun, 19 Aug 2007 11:53:59 EST Off subject, but prayers requested Hi! My Mom fell last night and lacerated an artery. She stayed overnight for monitoring, but was relaced this am. She has 4 staples, and is in pain, weak, and tired. Thanks, Kathy Thu, 9 Aug 2007 23:16:38 EST Kitty's Childlike Qualities My kitty made me late for work this morning. Three times while I was trying to dry and curl my hair this morning, he decided he needed to be in my arms. Now, this is the same kitty who stays an arm's length away most of the time. He would jump up on the counter and then put his paws on my shoulder so I couldn't do anything except pick him up. Then he just purred and purred. Awwww. I haven't been interrupted while trying to get ready for work like that since my children were little. Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:44:57 EST cats vs food - they luv it 1min turn up the nose. I know I'm owned by a cat. The things he gets away with. I never let my kids do half the stuff I let the cat do! He loves a type of canned food one minute. Then 2 hours later, you feed him the rest of the can. He turns his nose up at it. It then becomes Bill's food(that's my chihuahua) Bill eats anything. Another difference between cats & dogs! Fri, 15 Dec 2006 09:41:09 EST dogs don't rule the world... cats do we have Bob the cat. Just an old grouchy tabby. He is 16 and runs the house. Bill, the dog, tries to take over..but even declawed (HE Came to us that way! We received him at the age of 11)Bob wins...age over youth everytime. <em>246</em> Thu, 14 Dec 2006 14:12:49 EST