Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chrissiemas Wrap-up

Hi Pals,

I hopes eberyone had a great Chrissiemas cuz we sure did.  Santy guy is always good to us and brings lots of prezzies. 
It was fun exploring while the oomans opened their prezzies and giving each one my seal of approval - a good sniff!  Sisfur and SIL stayed overnight Chrissiemas Eve, so I gots lots of extra attention, laps and pets.   Yup - it was a great Chrissiemas.

The peeps were so busy before Chrissiemas Eve dat M didn't has time to help me post about all the cards I got in the mail from pals.  

I gots so many cards dat M had to line dem up and take 3 pictures in order to show dem all.

Wait - der are still more......
he he - I got so many cards from pals dat my stack was bigger den the oomans.   It was so fun hearing from all my pals at Chrissiemas and reading their notes.  Thank you to all for sending dem.  
Sigh!  I wish it could be Chrissiemas all year.  M says the tree will come down New Year's Day.   I'm really going to miss it cuz it was fun to hide and/or take a nap under it.
We hope you had a wonderful Chrissiemas too

So long for now,


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Hi Pals,

Dis Christmas is special for me cuz not only is it Christmas, it's my 1-year blogging annibersary.  Actually my very first post was October 22, 2009, but it didn't say anything. he he - It was blank cuz it took us 2 days to get dat far.  We are not very techno smart in dis house.  So, my first real post dat said anything was December 20, 2009. 

I has met so many wonderful friends dis past year through blogging.  Thanks to all of you for sticking with me and taking the time to leave a comment.  You are all very special to me.

We hopes you and your family has a very Merry Christmas, or Happy Hunukkah, or Happy Holliday.

See you all next year dear friends.


Friday, December 17, 2010

US Citizens - Please HELP

Hi all,

Mario's mom here.   We were reading @HomerBlindCat's blog this morning and I got absolutely livid at what I was reading.   It seems that many of the 9/11 first responders, firemen, and policemen are now experiencing serious health problems as a result of doing their job.   The sad fact is that many now have no health insurance and are getting no help for putting their lives in danger for us, the public.   

Please go over to @HomerBlindCat's mom's Blog, read the facts and contact your senators.   Homer's mom has provided all the information needed.   Here's the link to Homer's blog: 

As an incentive, Homer is even willing to give out a pawtographed book of Homer's Oddessy to those willing to take the time to do this.     If you need incentive to follow through with sending a letter to your senator, then maybe receiving a copy of Homer's excellent book will do it.  Most of all - contact your senator and let them know this is a terrible injustice to those workers dedicated to helping the public.

I have Homer's book and dearly loved it.   It's well written and a very touching story.   I had told Homer that what I was reading upset us so, that it's not necessary to send us the book as we already have one.  I'm just hopping mad and want to do something about this problem.

Animals - please encourage your humans to take the time to do this.   Instructions are in Homer's mom's blog.  I know it's the Christmas season and everyone is busy, but how would you feel if you were a family member of one of the workers affected.

Thank you.

Mary (with Mario's supervision, of course.)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blizzards Can Be Fun

Hi Pals

A couple of days ago we had something dat my peeps called a Blizzard.   I don't know what dat word means, but I do know they stayed in the house with me all day and we watched white stuff fall from the sky.   On Sunday morning when we looked out the patio door, this is what we saw!!  Boy, did my peeps ever grumble!  Dey said something bout getting 12 inches of "crappy white stuff."  But I thought it was kinda fun.
M feeds the birdies and always puts a pan of seed out for squirrels, rabbits, and any other critter dat wants to eat.   She didn't have anywhere to go with the pan cuz of all the snow, so she set it on top of the snow dat was on the step right outside the window.   Pretty cool kitty TV for me! 

Mr. Squirrel knew I was watching him cuz every now and den he'd stop eating and look in the window at me - thumbing his nose at me cuz I couldn't get him with the glass there.
Den all of a sudden, he took a big leap, clawed at the screen - I really tried hard to get him!  Darn window!  Hey M - "could you please get rid of dat stupid window?"

Den D had to go and ruin my fun by getting dat noisy machine out to help him clean off the patio.   Don't know why he couldn't just leave all the snow there - it was fun for me.

Well, since there isn't anything to watch, guess I might as well take a nap on my new heated blankey dat was a gift from my good friend @PumpkinPuddy.  Can you believe she gave this nice blankey to me dat she won at a pawpawty?   I nearly fainted when she said it was mine.  I hope when she sees this bloggy and knows it's great in blizzards, she doesn't want it back cuz she lives where dey sometimes gets blizzards too.

I just loves dis blankey cuz it's so toasty warm.   Thanks Pumpkin, cuz it was purrfect to sleep through a blizzard on this nice blankey.  SMOOCHES to Pumpkin!  

This was a pretty cool Blizzard day.  I still don't understand why my peeps were so grumpy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Remembering HollieCatRocks

HollieCatRocks (OTRB 11-26-10)

Hi Pals,

Today I wants to pay tribute to my very special friend, HollieCatRocks, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on November 26th - the day after Thanksgiving.   Anyone who was fortunate enough to be Hollie's friend, had a true friend for life.   She was always willing to listen anytime to whatever might be bothering you.  he he - dat's probably why she was always landing in DM jail on Twitter.  

Hollie and I even dated for a couple of months, but den decided to go our separate ways.   I has a roving eye and love all the girls and have no intention on settling down.   Hollie always had a special fondness for SamTheCatRocks before he crossed the bridge.   But we have remained very special friends, and I still love her as a friend.   I was very happy when she and Sammy decided to get married.  he he - a little shocked when they told me the news, but very happy for them, and they are very happy together.  Dat's makes me happy to.

The day before Thanksgiving I contacted Hollie because I hadn't seen her on Twitter for a few days and dat was very unusual.   It was then that she told me her wasn't feeling well at all, she was very thin, hadn't been eating, and her mama was very very worried bout her. 
Den when my peeps got home from going to sisfur's house for Thanksgiving Dinner, I contacted Hollie and learned she was indeed very very sick and couldn't get better.   Her mama was going to help her cross the bridge the next morning because she loved Hollie and didn't want to see her suffer.
Now this amazing girl said not to be sad for her because she was going to be very happy going to OTRB because her beloved husband SamTheCatRocks was already there and waiting for her and so was one of her wee ones - ChiChi.   Leave it to Hollie to turn this into some very positive.   So, the picture below reflects how I picture her now - on a picnic with her supportive husband (SamTheCatRocks), her wee one (Chichi) and her very good friend (Rosie - or @MedusaJ on Twitter), who crossed OTRB in June.   So, dear readers, I hope you will picture her this way too because Hollie is very happy and wants us all to be happy for her.

I was so thankful dat I was able to have a chat with her before she crossed to tell her dat M amd I loved her, that she was a very dear friend, we would miss her, were happy for her, but sad for her mama.   We don't very often get the chance to say temporary goodbye to our dear friends.   I say temporary because I know we will meet again someday when I has to make the journey.   (M says I'd better not do dat for a lot of years yet).   We love you Hollie and always will.

Please stop at Hollie's bloggy where she left an amazing post about her crossing and happiness.   Leave a comment too because her mama (who is very sad) will appreciate it.

Now we are very fortunate dat on Twitter many of our friends who have crossed the bridge hop on the teleporter dat transports anipals dat have crossed dat bridge back to visit us..  So, we still gets to talk to her and Sammy, and sometimes they even come to #pawparties.   So, we know we will get to see dem again, when they are ready to visit us.

To Hollie's mama - M and I each gives you a big HUG.  What you did for Hollie was the last loving gift a ooman could give to their dear suffering anipal.  It took strength and courage and Hollie will forever be grateful.

Love you forever Hollie!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tribute to RudyCKat (OTRB 12/7/09)

RudyCKat OTRB 12/7/09

Hi Pals,

One year ago tomorrow (December 7th) , I had to say goodbye to my bestest pal, RudyCKat.  His crossing hit me and M really hard.   We both cried buckets of tears and felt so bad for his humans, who loved him dearly.

I never did a tribute to Rudy after he crossed over. I only started this boggy about the time he left, and we were trying to figure out how to even blog. So, it's important to me that I write about him now on his 1-year anniversary.

I remember so many good times with Rudy.   He and I would always hang out together at pawparties, ooing and ahing over the girls, so afraid to ask them to dance for fear they would reject us.  (I has to laugh now because Rudy was one handsome boy cat - what girl in her right mind would ever turn him down.)  Pawparties have never been quite as much fun for me since he crossed that bridge.

He he - you all know of course dat I started Twittering as Ladycat3.  Well, one night Ladycat3 got a little tipsy at a pawpawty.  Rudy, the kind handsome mancat he was, kindly saw to it dat Ladycat3 got home safe and sound.  Now Rudy certainly could have taken advantage of the situation and well --- you know ---. (he he - if he had he would have been in for the surprise of his life)  But Rudy didn't.  He was the purrfect gentleman, helped her to the sofa, covered her with a blankey,  turned out the light, and left to go home.  (It was shortly after dat I told M, I has to have a Twitter account in my own name - I am a boy cat and I want everyone to know I am a boy cat.  I'm tired of pretending I'm Ladycat3).

Rudy and his sisfur MaggieTKat

When Rudy found out he was going into renal failure, he was to celebrate his birthday dat weekend.   His wonderful oomans went ahead with his birthday celebration, and den helped him cross the bridge the next day so he wouldn't have to suffer.   What great oomans they are.   It also gave some of us a chance to say goodbye to our dear friend.   he he - one of the things Rudy did for me was introduce me to his sisfur Maggie.   I promised Rudy I'd look after Mags for him.   I remember so well dat he told me I didn't have to bother - "Mags can handle herself very well thank you."   How right Rudy was.   Little did Rudy know at the time dat I'd now be watching over his new brudder (ParkerTKat) instead.  (Dat little squirt does need watching over).

While Rudy was so sick, his mama started a memory quilt. which she then offered  as a pawpawty prize a few weeks later.   I was so surprised when I won dat quilt.   It is so bootiful and I know it was created with lots of tears and love.   Man, was I ever lucky to win dat.   It is now a prized possession and we hang it through the Christmas season.  It is very special to me.

I was so happy when Rudy started visiting at pawparties and many times tends bar or spins tunes.   I have come to find out dat the other side of the bridge is a very happy place where there is no pain or suffering.   Rudy also has an important job now as he manages a beauty salon there and helps new arrivals groom themselves so they are bootiful once again.   Who better to manage dat salon den our gorgeous friend, RudyCKat.  

Rudy's mom wrote a very special blog a couple of days before she had to say goodbye to Rudy.  Please go over there and read it.  It's very touching and certainly "from the heart."

I may not get to see you every day now Rudy, but I am always happy to see you when you do come back for a visit and you are always within my heart.  

12-6-10 After doing to bloggy last night, by pal @SmokeyPoodle helped me get a Twibbon going for Rudy.  If you wish to wear it, you can find it at

Bye for now friends,  Thanks for letting me share my memories of Rudy with you.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Needing Help And Referrals

(Photo from @ChrisGroove1)
Hi Pals,

You all know about my thoothies - right?   If you don't, please read about it in this blog.  You'll find the tab taking you directly to it at the top of my home page.

Well, now on of my twitter buddies @ChrisGroove1 has a kitty headed for the same thing dat I had.   Dat nasty disease - Stomatitis!   In fact the vet has already diagnosed it for Rosalee.

Well, my good friend @Holliecatrocks, who passed OTRB not quite a week ago,  is letting the #nipclub do a fund raiser for @ChrisGroove1 in her honor.   Dat fund raiser will happen tomorrow night at the #nipclub starting at 4:00 pm EST to midnight.

I know the #nipclub patrons will be as generous as they can be, but I doubt dat we can raise all the money needed to treat this kitty in one night.    I can't tell you what this kitty's surgery will cost, but I can tell you that mine cost just under $10,000.  (YIKES M - is dat right?)   (Yes, Mario, it is.)    It is expensive surgery because they have to make sure they gets every little fragment of tooth cleaned out or the problem not go away.   Even if there is such a tiny piece left dat you can't even see with the eyeballs, it will not clear up.   If Stomatitis isn't treated correctly, it can lead to very serious diseases and you can even die from it.  

Rosalee at vet's office

Please consider donating even a dollar or two if you can.    There is no amount too small.   It will be greatly appreciated.   This kitty's mama just can't afford those kind of bucks.   Hardly anyone can these days.

If you happen to be free tomorrow night, join us at the #nipclub on Twitter as we have tons of fun.   The @ShibberingCheetos Rock band will perform at 9:00 pm EST.   At 8:50 they will be escorted to the nipclub by the BBOT (BadBoysOfTwitter) and PL (PinkLadies)   The BBOT and PL are a bunch of motorcycle riding cats & dogs dat like to help out animals all over.   We all sound tough, but we are a bunch of "pussy tats" at heart.    See the #nipclub blog for details:

Now for

Doggie Desperately Needs a Home

My buddy @BadAndy_KityKat posted a story in his bloggy today (see his blog for details - about a sweet, gentle, loveable senior doggie in need of a home.  Just look at dat face.  Check out his bloggy and you see Lacy with children too. 

Can you help out by just posting this link or tweeting it if you are on Twitter.   It would be nice to see this senior doggie get a good home.  You can just direct your referral to to get the complete scoop on this doggie.

Crossed OTRB 11/26/10
Now I'm feeling terrible because I was going to do a tribute to my dear friend  @HollieCatRocks, who crossed the bridge on Friday, November 26th, as my next post this week.  I will still do that, but probably not until Sunday. But typical me - other stuff is getting in the way again.  Hollie would probably would be the first to agree (because she was so very kind and helpful to others) that these stories should be given priority. But I want you to please take the time to go over to her bloggy because she wrote the most touching, heart melting, sweet bloggy about her last days.    Please go over and pay your respects to this sweet girl:  
Better take a box of tissues with you.  This bootiful girl will melt your heart.

Sorry this is so long pals, but felt all three were important to post.