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Spotlight Thursday – Tribute to Nellie

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

NOTE:  Dear friends, it is with a weary heart that we have to relay the news that Nellie passed over the Rainbow Bridge on April 14th.  This is one of the last interviews that Nellie did and we so wanted to share it with you.  So for today, let’s remember our feisty girl Nellie and please leave your comments for Nellie’s family for support


Name:  My name is Penelope, but my furrends calls mes Nellie or Nellie Bellie. And mes used to be (and still am sometimes) called The Cat From Hell.

Age:  Us lady cats does not usually tells our age…but mes has been celebrating my birthdays on my blog for YEARS!!! Wes will be celebrating my 19th birthday on May 15.

Location:  Me lives in Richmond, BC, but me has lived in Midway, BC, Calgary, AB, and Edmonton, AB. Mes has lived in 9 different castles.

Web/Blog Page:  http://nellieontheedge.blogspot.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Hmmm, that was so long ago and mes was so furry angry at peoples mes prefers to forgets. Mes was a totally terrible cat me bitted and scratched and was thoroughly unpleasant. And that is how mes gotted the name The Cat From Hell.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  After mes had been living there about six months mes started to sit in my Daddy’s lap…it was a long long time after that before mes would let  my Mommy touch me. Now mes a cuddle bunny.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Purrhaps when mes climbed the shower curtain after mes jumped in the shower when mommy was having one…or shedding a whole sofa… or when mes gotted losted when wes was camping and spended a whole week in the wilds with the coyotes, the owls and the other wildlife…or maybe when mes locked Mommy and Daddy out of the truck, while it was running and the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Sam and Kozmo were sleeping in the back seat…But the worst must be when mes shut down and deleted the Cat From Hell Blog. 

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Mes thinks mes has everybody who meets mes wrapped. Since mes started being nice, mes likes to kiss peoples!!! And my pawrents — mes them both wrapped! First though, mes was a total Daddy’s girl. But now mes lives with Mommy in Vancouver and Daddy lives in Midway and mes does not see him furry often.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That mes is a cute and tiny sweet cat! Mes is 5 and a half pounds of HELL!

❤ In Loving Memory of Sweet Nellie ❤


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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Buggz

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Buggz Cashmanilla

Age:  I’m a handsome guy of the age of 101 human years (14.5 doggy years!)

Location:  Vancouver Island in British Columbia – eh!

Web/Blog Page:  https://ladybuggz.wordpress.com/

My name is Buggz (pronounced Bugs) Cashmanilla (a mix of my human mom & dads last names).  When I was born I couldn’t use my back legs but taught myself to prop them up and hop, hence the name Buggz!  My dad tells people I was raised by wild Jack Rabbits and most believe him!! LOL….Humans are so gullible!
The picture to the right is of me wearing my smoking jacket.  I was getting ready for dinner with the folks..actually it was to keep me warm after a bath.  When I grow my hair long my dad puts around my neck a big gold chain and then mom (Ladybuggz) calls me a Stud Muffin cause I look Italian even though I’m a Chinese Shz-itzu! I have a few girlfriends, my fav is Molly a big Golden Lab! She used to live next door until they moved away.  She would stand over me and do that silly dance with the hip twerking, It always made the humans laugh, but I loved it! LOL…she’s funny! Here she is this year in a santa hat! UPDATE:  Unfortunately my sweet girlfriend Molly passed away January 3, 2017.  I’m totally heartbroken.  But I know she’s now an angel watching over all of us.


 My mom and dad loved to swim so they (before they had a car) would put me in a home-made carrying bag and smuggle me onto the buses! No one knew, it was like being a secret agent! So we would travel around all over and I would follow my human dad to the end of the earth if I had to! Once I jumped off a 20 ft. rock bluff after my dad told me to stay put, but I had to jump in cause I thought he needed help, but it was me that needed help cause I got caught in a current and started floating down the river! My dad caught me and saved me, I was so happy!My favorite swimming technique is using only my front feet, my back legs are always tucked under my belly so it’s a real Dog paddle! Petey was a prissy little dog, never going in over his knee’s…he didn’t know what he was missing!
Last year mom entered me in the “Purina Together Awards” for regular animals that help their humans (cause both my mom & dad are disabled).  Out of all of Canada, I came in 9th! One of my pictures is of me & my dad….he looks kind of scary with that big red beard but he’s a pussy cat! We (Petey,dad & I) once had a beard growing contest (below) I think I won!

Mom made us cut it off cause it was always full of food! She’s a real pest…always brushing my teeth and putting eye drops in my eye’s and taking me to that dreaded man with the white coat that pokes and prods me. But I guess when you get my age that kind of thing happens! I have to rely on my mom & dad to carry me down the stairs to poop and pee now cause I can’t see the stairs anymore..it’s embarrassing ! I’ve fallen down them a few times but luckily I’m what mom & dad call me a Sack of Spuds…I just roll!! (Spuds are my favorite snack..especially french fries) I’m not allowed to eat them anymore so I’m kind of sad about that!

 


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Cleo and Lunas

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

♥ FRIENDS – make sure you leave some messages.  Cleo and Luna will be checking in throughout the day and answering comments.   And just as a bit of information.  Do you know who Cleo and Luna are related to?  Our great friends Shoko and Kali from Canadian Cats.  ♥


Name:  Cleo & Luna Hudson

Age:  15 months

Location:  Surrey, BC. Canada 💕

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Luna says it was a new adventure cause she popped right out of the crate. Me (Cleo) i was a bit shy. I just hung out in the crate and observed. Then i smelt food. They know the way to our hearts. They gave us lots of attention at the shelter and moms a kissy face.  Luna loved it, me on the other hand wasn’t sure but i guess it was ok.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? Well….we had a four hour car ride all the way from Pemberton BC, to our new house in S❤urrey. Our 2 sisters welcomed us when our crate door was opened. We were apprehensive at first but then mom gave us some real good food, showed us our box for…uumm…well you know 😉 and took us to the biggest comfyist bed we’d ever seen!! And we got our own blankie too! We decided we weren’t ever gonna leave.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? That’s easy. Luna likes to investigate and she saw sister Jinx on top of the china cabinet. Luna decided she had to see if she could get up there. According to Luna, she said it was a tight fit and mom had this thing up there…some ice bucket made with crystal. Which is weird to keep ice in a bucket.  So Luna gave it a little nudge and BOOM!! it smashed allll over the house. Mom was some mad but made sure we didn’t cut our paws as we tried to help her clean it up. Mom said it was ok as long as Luna or anyone else didn’t get hurt. She even gave us snuggles to reassure us it was ok. 

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  We all have Mom wrapped around our paws…but Cleo and Jinx like dad for things only dad’s can do. Jinx says Dad is better to snuggle with cause he doesn’t move. Mom is always fussing about. Cleo says dad carries her like the queen she is. She likes going for rides with Dad only. But i think Mom gives the best kisses!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I asked my sisters ( i have 3 of them) and it’s probably that we cats are lazy – not true at all. We are great burglars. We steal treats all the time and thats hard work to be very quiet and stealthy like. We also like to race around the house and play chase, especially when its dark and quiet.  And how do u think all those toys get under the couch and fridge?? Hard work thatz how!! MOL



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Posted by on November 3, 2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Shoko and Kali

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this new series!

Now stay up with the conversation my friends.  The red is Shoko talking and the blue is Kali talking – Enjoy!


Name:  My name is Shoko.  Shoko is Japanese for, “little one.”   Now wouldn’t mom and dad have eggos all over their faces if I was fat and lazy. MOL  I am a Seal Point Siamese.  My name is Kali.   Kali is Hawaiian for happiness.”  However, I can’t verify this latest translation is, “the one and only.”  Kali says this is so very true and accepts this definition as THEE true meaning of her.  We are the “Canadian Cats”.  

Age:  Excuse me  Kali its my turn to say how old I am.  I am 7 years old but will  be  8  this June.  I am a 13 years old and will be 14 big ones in May

Location:   ​We live in North Central British Columbia, Canada.

Web/Blog Page:  Canadian Cats

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  You want to go first Kali.  You are the oldest and you know the saying, “age before beauty” MOL You are really weird Shoko but I’ll go first.  The very first time I met mom I thought she smelled so nice.  Just like warm laundry…the clean kind. hehe   I was trying to show off and let her see what a talented girl I was as I ran along the washer and dryer at my biological parents home.  Unfortunately I misjudged how far it was to the open washer and couldn’t stop before falling into the empty washer.  After all I was only 3 months old.  A mere wisp of myself now.  I yelled as loud as I could.  This lady picked me up and pointed me away from the empty washer and I fell in love immediately.  Your turn Shoko.  Oh you’re back – My experience wasn’t like Kali’s at all.  I was mellowing out in my cage at the SPCA.  I was trying to get comfy and eat some slop they gave me.  I was so hungry.  This peep came along and wanted to see me up close and personal.  Well, I was used to the downtown streets where we avoided peeps at all costs.  I was about 3 weeks old when mom took hold of me and looked me up and down.  I tell you I was not impressed with this no fur peep.  I immediately hissed at her to let her know she was dealing with no wimp here.  My mighty hiss wasn’t developed and came out more like a htttth.  I didn’t scare her a bit…shame, I tried so hard.  I hissed again and mom said, “I like a cat with spunk.”  Then she stuck me in a cardboard box and we left that cold place forever.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  This is a toughie because Kali didn’t like me.  I guess it was when mom gave us some kibble and I’d never eaten that hard stuff before so I started playing floor hockey with it.  It was so cool to watch those kibble go sliding under the pantry door. Mom never got mad she just pulled them out.  Kali came in and showed me how to eat the kibble.  I was fascinated.  Right then I knew this would be the place for me.  When I got to my new home I was lost cause I was used to my biological mom and dad being with me until a big Siamese/Birman cat came in the room.  She walked over to me and started licking my head.  She cuddled and hugged me and I knew this was my forever home.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   My experiences have been so different from you Kali.  When I was at the SPCA I had been fostered to an Extended Care Facility for a short while.  I didn’t like it cause these older furless peeps wanted to touch me all the time and I would get angry cause I wasn’t used to peeps touching my furs.  They were probably jealous of all my fur and they had none.  In your dreams Shoko….get on with the story Anyway the facility gave me back to the SPCA as I was too rambunctious for the older peeps.  I would do so many strange things in mom’s house that I thought she would send me packin’ but she would just laugh and carry on like it was no big deal.  Pretty soon I got to thinking mom’s house was now my forever home. Geez, I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way Shoko.  I always felt accepted no matter what, I was here to stay.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Can I answer for both of us Kali? Kali nods and Shoks continues. Dad tends to be easy for the game of in/out and other games but mom can also be guilted into giving us treats and stuff. I would say they both can be easy touches but then again they can be tough as nails. 

 

 

 

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Hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Shoko and Kali – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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