10.31.2011

Who's that Cat's Cat?!?!

Hi everyone, I'm Bagheera! 
I'm a Winnie's Wish kitty about six months old and I have been waiting since the summer to be adopted.  This weekend coming Chrystal and a very generous friend from Random Felines, are going to drive me to meet my new mum and dad and then I'm going to my very own forever home in Canada!  I'm a little nervous to be leaving all my friends from the cathouse but I'm excited too!

Wish me luck :-)

10.30.2011

Jimmy's 1st Gotcha Day

Its my gotcha day!!!
Hey cats and kittens it's a special day in our house.  Exactly one year ago mum and dad made the big drive to the States and gotcha'd me from Chrystal's private rescue.  I've told the story a bazillion times so I won't post it again now, but in case you are new to the blog you can read about the entire adventure here

I've got cool brothers here and even a woofie sister who isn't that bad (tee, hee) and mum and dad love me a lot so I'm really happy.  I hope you can stay and play for a little while and help us celebrate :-)

Oops I almost forgot.  Mum's got a little announcement to make and figured today was an appropriate time to do it...so take it away mum.....



Well it’s happened friends, the call of the kitty is just too strong for me to resist…we're adopting another cat! If my mum was writing this she would say I've gone completely "HAYWIRE"  this is a term she reserves for my sister Sarah's shopping sprees when we are all on vacation together - LOL!!!

In case you’ve lost count of the horde, a new addition will make five cats and one dog.  We will be at the legal limit for the city of Toronto, full up...no more room at the inn!!!  

Who is this new kitty you might ask?  

Well, a beautiful black panther has been pulling at my heartstrings for quite some time now.  He is named after a character from the Jungle Book (coincidentally my favourite childhood story) and he lives in Illinois.  Does this ring any bells yet…any guesses as to who I’m talking about???

Tune in tomorrow and find out who will be joining Cat's Cats! 

10.29.2011

Second Annual Everycat Sleeping Contest

The Second Annual Everycat Sleeping Contest is being held over at Kat's Kats.  Yes we know it is a very similar name to our blog and what makes things even more coincidental is that they also adopted a Winnie's Wish kitty named Audrey who just happens to be Jimmy's SISTER! 

Therefore we thought it fitting that Jimmy be our entry for the contest, so here he is in all his slumbering glory :-)

sleeping beauty
The contest ends November 1st... there is still time to enter!!!

10.28.2011

Friday with Casper

Hey kids, see that little gray squirt behind me?  That's my baby brother Jimmy and it's his 1st Gotcha Day on Sunday.  Now our mum doesn't usually post on the weekends but of course she's making an exception this weekend.  So if you get a chance please pop round for a visit and help us celebrate plus mum's got a bit of a news flash too.

Hope to see you Sunday!

~ Casper
Elder Statescat

10.27.2011

Thoughts on Thursday

A woman I know named Beth posted this poem on her blog yesterday.  I met Beth in January 2009 when I adopted our angel Max from Toronto Cat Rescue; an organization she was involved with at the time and I have followed her blog ever since.  Beth now runs her own private rescue called Forever Home Cat Rescue, and she printed this poem as a lovely dedication to her hardworking volunteers.

I have many friends in the Cat Blogosphere who also rescue, foster and re-home cats and care for sick, injured or feral cats.  I'd like to share this poem with all of those fantastic and compassionate people who I am so very proud to know :-)

The Reason

I would've died that day if not for you.
I would've given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would've used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
I would have left this life believing that all humans don't care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn't matted
skin that isn't flea bitten
good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on
someone to love me
to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me...

You saved me from the terror of the pound,
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other cats like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room...to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying.

I am the reason
The cats before me are the reason
As are the ones who come after.
Our lives would've been wasted, our love never given
We would die if not for you

Max 2008-2009

10.26.2011

Waterworld Wednesday

The kids got a new water fountain yesterday, they have another Drinkwell fountain upstairs but it's not fancy like this one...
hmmmm this looks interesting
It came in a huge box from Amazon
there's nothing better than a shiny new box!
Casper made sure I had all the pieces for assembly
nothing left in here mum
I got it put together even without an engineering degree - LOL!
well done mum
Everyone had a taste
this water is extra yummy
And concluded it was better than the four other water options in the house!

10.24.2011

Mancat Monday

This is the cat's feeding station in the corner of the kitchen.  It has to be elevated, because the woofie has a penchant for cat kibble.  It's just a casual grazing situation at our house with no specific mealtimes.
But sometimes a line-up forms and diners have to wait their turn
nom, nom, nom
and occasionally a diner gets fed up waiting and has to come back later
sheesh man you eat slow

Casper likes to take his time and savor every bite
that was yummy
Good thing the kitchen is open 24 hours :-)
did he leave anything for me?

10.21.2011

Friends on Friday

Way back in August when Sammy, Andy and Shelly were having their fund raising auction, a beautiful red pashmina caught my eye.  I thought that the vibrant colour would be a nice lift during the dreary winter months so I placed an opening amount in the comments.
Archie's girlfriend Neytiri wanted to participate in the auction too and placed a higher amount.  Well, there was no way I could bid against Tiri, Archie would NEVER forgive me!  So that was that, no scarf....

Can you imagine my delight when I returned home on Monday after a particularly crummy day and found a parcel in my mailbox containing the bright red pashmina?!  Aren't Tiri, Clooney and their mum just soooo thoughtful!!!  Thank you friends for your generous gift :-)

10.20.2011

Tock'tober

Happy Birthday Derby....
Ben's folded tuxie tocks
Archie's ginger tocks
Casper's floofy tocks

Please note:  in ALL my kitty pictures I did not find one tocks shot of Jimmy!  I'll try to take one today and post it later :-)

10.19.2011

Gingersday, Archie shows off for Neytiri

Look up in the air...it's a bird...it's a plane...


No, it's SUPERGINGER!!!

Able to leap tall buildings wardrobes in a single bound.

Did you see me fly Tiri?

10.17.2011

Mancat Monday

Does anybody else`s printer get jammed like this....
Casper at work
Gosh what a cutie :-)

10.14.2011

Friends on Friday

Archie and Jimmy were snuggling together the other day, which always makes me smile

but I especially liked how their tails entwined :-)

such sweet boys!

10.12.2011

Jimmy's Jerrycan

Naughty Jimmy has figured out that he can find cotton swabs, his favourite absolutely forbidden thing to play with, in the bathroom garbage.  On the weekend I came home and found the entire bin overturned and contents on the floor. 
video
During this video the can was empty but I got tired of walking downstairs with my rubbish so now it has a giant rock (which I brought home from a beach in Scotland) on top to keep the lid down!

PS - I just love how he comes over for a camera sniff in the middle of his break-in efforts as if he wasn't being a little scallywag at all...!!!!

10.11.2011

Tired Tuxie Tuesday

Oh hi kids, is it Tuxie Tuesday already?  I'm afraid I don't have a post prepared because I was out all day yesterday playing with my beautiful girlfriend Clemmie at her house.
So let me just think for a moment what I should post about today...
Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

10.10.2011

Mancat Monday x4

I'm not really certain what was happening outside...

but there was great commotion at the window
and jockeying for position

10.06.2011

MIA Day

Today we join with our friends at Life from a Cat's Perspective to remember Mr.Tigger and all kitties who have gone missing...


Many years ago, before I met Robert I moved into a house that came with a cat.  A resident cat that stayed in my garden, she was a tiny brown tabby I named Lily and I knew her for about three years.  I couldn’t let Lily come into the house and live with me because I had Molly who was truly vicious toward other cats.  Whenever she saw Lily at the sliding doors to the back yard she would howl and hiss and throw herself at the glass.  I loved Lily and looked after her the best I could outside.  I cut a hole in the garage door and installed a cat flap.  I made a warm and cozy nest for her in the rafters after I saw her up on a large storage shelf where folding garden chairs were stored, I think she felt safe being high above the ground.  In the morning I would go out to feed her and when I called her she would tiptoe across the beams and jump down onto a work bench to meet me, we’d have a cuddle and she would purr and give me head-buts. 
Lily on the evening prowl

If I was working in the garden she would be right beside me wherever I went.  She was an expert huntress and caught many birds even though there was always food available for her; her instincts were keen.  One day I went away for a long weekend with a friend, my mum and dad were coming in daily to feed Molly and were also putting out Lily’s food in the garage.  When I returned from my trip I could not find Lily anywhere.  I asked my neighbours if they had seen her, I called Animal Services, I went to my local shelter and called vets in the area to see if a cat fitting her description had been brought in…nothing.  Lily had disappeared and I never saw her again. 
sleeping among the evening primrose the week before she disappeared
I'm glad we have an MIA Day so Lily is not forgotten and I can share her story with all of you. 

10.03.2011

Monday Mancat Love

It was a mob scene on the bed the other afternoon
The boys were blissed out in a sea of blankets
They were there for hours
Jimmy got a bath too :-)

10.02.2011

Livestrong Day!


Livestrong Day has arrived and for the second year the entire Cat Blogosphere has joined in to support the global campaign by going yellow.  Too many of our family, friends and furries have been touched by this horrible disease so we unite today to remember those who have lost their battles, celebrate survivorship and commit to working towards a world without cancer!


This year is particularly hard for me because my brother died on March 2, 2011, exactly seven months ago and fourteen months after his struggle with pancreatic cancer began.  


This is the final picture taken of my beautiful brother one week before he died when my mum, dad, sister, eldest brother and myself gathered at his hospital in London to be together one more time as a family and say our good-byes.


Last year when I said Livestrong I said Lovestrong also.  Please be sure to Lovestrong right now all those who are precious in your life, be they two of four legged, because we never know what the future holds!



Many people in our cat community have worked hard for Livestrong Day.  Please visit the beautiful Livestrong Slideshow created by the talented Chandra from Life from a Cat's Perspective at the special We Livestrong Today blog, lovingly created by Jan from The Cat's Meow and Ann from Zoolatry to see all our kitties friends in the Cat Blogosphere supporting Livestrong!

LIVESTRONG & LOVESTRONG