My Feral And Rescued Cats

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Our smile tonight comes from one of our smaller kitties. Talent comes in many forms.

Hi Whistle! Are you claiming the lap space?
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Yes and it’s just for me!
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If anyone wants to share, they have to earn it!
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Kodiak wants to come.
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She must earn it!
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What do you mean Whistle?
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Send somebody here and I’ll show you.
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Banjo, do you know what Whistle wants?
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I have to give a kiss!
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Did I earn a spot?
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Let me share Whistle!
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I get a kiss in return? Awww!
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I think that’s the answer!
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Thank you Whistle!
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Heh!
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I know how to do this.
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Send me another cat!
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Move over over Banjo. Another cat coming.
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Purry!
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You must earn a spot. Are you in the right mood? Kiss Whistle?
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A kiss in return.
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Find your spot! Lol
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Next!
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Give a kiss Mitsy!
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Get a kiss.
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Find your spot Mitsy!
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If I hadn’t seen it, I would never have believed it. How did Whistle get everyone to do what he said? It’s like he is The Godfather of cats!
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Not one stink eye or swat needed either!!!!
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(Wink) I have a secret. I found out that it puts everyone in a good mood if you Whistle while you work! Happy cats!
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A very wise kitty.
 
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hope in our hearts and the faith that if we put out the effort, something can happen that will bring our goals to where we dream
Hope, Faith, Trying...I got ya. Let's do this. 🙌

Find your strut! Lady says, watch her!
Thank you Lady for the strutting demonstration. I will get up & try again. Heave ho, here we go...🚶‍♀️

Good gracious! No! Never! Blah! Never have and never will. Those were fresh but not alive when I got them.
Good. You scared me for a minute there. 🦞🦐

We need vegetarian food,
Yes!!! A vegetarian BBQ. 🍆🌽🌶🍍

baby food for J
Ummm....Have you seen how fast J is growing? I don't think she will be eating baby food much longer. 🍝

Give a kiss Mitsy!
Can't fool me, I see what is going on here... BJ is giving Whistle lessons in Romeo-ism. :nono:
 

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Ummm....Have you seen how fast J is growing? I don't think she will be eating baby food much longer. 🍝
We're going to be starting solids in a week or so! Once I get the go ahead at her doctor appointment Wednesday! I'm planning on doing baby-led weaning, so no baby foods needed! Just appropriately shaped pieces of adult food (minus dairy and seafood, and also runny eggs, honey, undercooked meats, too much salt and added sugar, and other general infant no-nos)!

I'm excited and nervous and trying to plan her first meal.
 

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We are at the vet. Smokey is having some trouble. Hoping it’s something we can treat. She drove so....View attachment 385671
*PRAYERS* from the heart for sweet, sweet Smokey beauty!
Little Whistle's whiskers are suPURRlative. BJ is truly an amazing cat in a furmily of amazing cats. Thrasher, likewise!
So many will have seen/heard about the verdict handed down today to Derek Chauvin. Twenty-two and a half years, more, as the judge said, than the minimum because of the circumstances and nature of the case. Not what the family, prosecutor, or much of the world wanted, but somewhere in the middle.
I think the judge truly did carefully consider everything and did do what he said -- act according to the law, not emotion. I am disappointed, but it does beg the questions: What is the value of a life? What is the price of a life taken? These questions inform me in my work and in my reactions to what I see every day as I advocate for those I love and against those that do not value them.
Lari Lari It does sound as if you are being a wonderful parent and a very informed one. I for one wish that everyone would raise their kids with such intelligence and caring.
M maggiedemi It's important to always bear in mind that, because we are given free will, we certainly do receive Help, not always when, where and how we think we need it, but we do; and that, as the saying goes, god helps those who help themselves. Through every hardship, heartache, setback, and tribulation, I do always now remind myself that I am HERE now. Beyond all of those that I have faced so far in my life. That means something. That's BIG. Because I know I certainly could not have done it all by myself.
;)
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M maggiedemi Hope, faith and trying. That is so very important. Maintaining any strut you can manage too. Looking up whenever possible.

Lari Lari Dear Baby J is getting so big! I went and looked and that is the happiest picture with the word Daddy! It made me smile! Who knows what Baby J will like to eat if we can have a get togethfur? I know it must be exciting! Do tell us what Baby J gets for first foods and what the expressions are like. I wish I could be there just to see that little one taste first foods. Lol Babies can really surprise us.
Although these were not the first foods Sarah got, I was shocked that she never liked ice cream but loved rutabagas!
Lol

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 I did see the court decision. How hard it must be to make those judgements. They never change the original pain. How many times have I said here that every life counts. Each one carries such importance and any lost take so many possibilities when they go. Nothing can undo loss.
 

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Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose rubysmama rubysmama tabbytom tabbytom Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 dustydiamond1 dustydiamond1 Maria Bayote Maria Bayote Lari Lari Thank you all for the hopes, thoughts, faith and prayers. Please keep them going. I had to rush Smokey to the vet. She was having coughing spells that were long and rapid breathing. Although the vet had no openings, when she found out who it was she told me to come on and she would see us. We were there much of the afternoon and the vet stayed late. Besides tests and xrays, she wanted to observe her. The girls at the front desk were so kind and attentive. I was told that while we waited, if Smokey started panting or seemed worse to let them know immediately. Smokey did okay though. The tests results showed that the cancer has finally reached her lungs. A bit of fluid there too. Smokey was in good spirits and relaxed as soon as she got into the exam room. She was trilling, purring, making biscuits and generally seemed to feel pretty good. I was very worried going in that we were at the end but after long observation and discussions, there is one thing left to buy her some more time and that is steroids. This is not a cure and will only be to try and relieve any discomfort. Our vet is such an angel to us. She hugged me and Smokey and told me she would be on call this weekend. She said I should call anytime, day or night, and she would meet me at the office if we need her. She went far beyond anything I could have asked for. Some of you may remember me having talked about this vet before. She has the best heart. She is more than a vet, she is a friend. She is a kitty hero.
So, after a very long day and evening, Smokey began the meds. I know this is not my typical smile post but it is a smile post. Smokey is here and she is breathing better. Only one small coughing spell since. At the end of the week, I go back for more meds if this is helping. Smokey is eating, drinking, purring, going potty, still actively in charge as top female and still enjoying quality of life. I am loving her every moment and receiving love. We cannot ask for more of life than that. It is the best life can offer. As tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 pointed out earlier in a post, we do get help, we are here and we do not do these things by ourselves. I owe many thanks to everyone here, to our dear vet and to the powers that give life. Every life counts. We have more time. Precious time. This is all reason to celebrate and smile. Smokey wants to add to that so.....this is why we smile.

Oh! We’re with my favorite vet?
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And my bunny came along to keep me company?
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Okay. Then we need to snuggle.
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I love my bunny!
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There’s just something special about bunny kisses! So now get out the treats I packed in your pocketbook!
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One treat?!?!!
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That is a treat. Right?
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It isn’t something bunny put there? I don’t eat bunny pellets. Let me check.
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It smells like a treat!
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Cautious lick...
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It doesn’t taste like a bunny pellet.
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You wouldn’t let me eat a bunny poop, would you?
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Munch, munch.
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I’m going to make derpy face for my treats!
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Hey, how about a few more.
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Accckkkk! That one was a bunny poop!
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Heh! Just kidding. It was a treat,
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Mackie isn’t the only one who knows how to make a joke!
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Ah, come on! My joke was funnier than Mack’s mouse jokes!
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So, how about opening one of those Fancy Feast appetizers I brought?
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The vet visit is over? Hmph. Time flies when you’re getting pampered!
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One last thing, smile everyone! I am sending you Smokey purrs and biscuits! Thank you for thinking of me and caring! I love all of you in my TCS furmily. Remember, be like Smokey, never give up. :lovecat:
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Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose rubysmama rubysmama tabbytom tabbytom Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 dustydiamond1 dustydiamond1 Maria Bayote Maria Bayote Lari Lari Thank you all for the hopes, thoughts, faith and prayers. Please keep them going. I had to rush Smokey to the vet. She was having coughing spells that were long and rapid breathing. Although the vet had no openings, when she found out who it was she told me to come on and she would see us. We were there much of the afternoon and the vet stayed late. Besides tests and xrays, she wanted to observe her. The girls at the front desk were so kind and attentive. I was told that while we waited, if Smokey started panting or seemed worse to let them know immediately. Smokey did okay though. The tests results showed that the cancer has finally reached her lungs. A bit of fluid there too. Smokey was in good spirits and relaxed as soon as she got into the exam room. She was trilling, purring, making biscuits and generally seemed to feel pretty good. I was very worried going in that we were at the end but after long observation and discussions, there is one thing left to buy her some more time and that is steroids. This is not a cure and will only be to try and relieve any discomfort. Our vet is such an angel to us. She hugged me and Smokey and told me she would be on call this weekend. She said I should call anytime, day or night, and she would meet me at the office if we need her. She went far beyond anything I could have asked for. Some of you may remember me having talked about this vet before. She has the best heart. She is more than a vet, she is a friend. She is a kitty hero.
So, after a very long day and evening, Smokey began the meds. I know this is not my typical smile post but it is a smile post. Smokey is here and she is breathing better. Only one small coughing spell since. At the end of the week, I go back for more meds if this is helping. Smokey is eating, drinking, purring, going potty, still actively in charge as top female and still enjoying quality of life. I am loving her every moment and receiving love. We cannot ask for more of life than that. It is the best life can offer. As tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 pointed out earlier in a post, we do get help, we are here and we do not do these things by ourselves. I owe many thanks to everyone here, to our dear vet and to the powers that give life. Every life counts. We have more time. Precious time. This is all reason to celebrate and smile. Smokey wants to add to that so.....this is why we smile.

Oh! We’re with my favorite vet?
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And my bunny came along to keep me company?
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Okay. Then we need to snuggle.
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I love my bunny!
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There’s just something special about bunny kisses! So now get out the treats I packed in your pocketbook!
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One treat?!?!!
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That is a treat. Right?
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It isn’t something bunny put there? I don’t eat bunny pellets. Let me check.
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It smells like a treat!
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Cautious lick...
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It doesn’t taste like a bunny pellet.
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You wouldn’t let me eat a bunny poop, would you?
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Munch, munch.
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I’m going to make derpy face for my treats!
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Hey, how about a few more.
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Accckkkk! That one was a bunny poop!
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Heh! Just kidding. It was a treat,
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Mackie isn’t the only one who knows how to make a joke!
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Ah, come on! My joke was funnier than Mack’s mouse jokes!
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So, how about opening one of those Fancy Feast appetizers I brought?
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The vet visit is over? Hmph. Time flies when you’re getting pampered!
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One last thing, smile everyone! I am sending you Smokey purrs and biscuits! Thank you for thinking of me and caring! I love all of you in my TCS furmily. Remember, be like Smokey, never give up. :lovecat:
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:tabbycat: Hi sweety Smokey. Sad to hear your lungs are now sick but glad the steroids are helping. I take 1/2 of a 5mg tablet of Prednisolone every other day or I get kinda nerve pinch jerks that cause me to overlick and dig at my paws til they get swollen and red. We went through a lot of vets and tried lots of icky medicine over 4 years ago til mom figured out the right dosage of the right medication. I just have to have blood work done once a year. I won't eat treats at the vets, not sure why. You rest up and keep eating and playing and enjoying all the time you have with your loved ones. Love Gypsy.💖💝😽
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