How Do You Spell Success??

i spell it finding a home for Murphy and saving a poor little sick kitty from an awful fate in the city pound in NYC!!  (yeah…again!)  if u couldn’t tell, this really made my sunday!

meet Keith.

sorry.  i know that pic comes out really small and unfortunately, it’s the only one i have.  anyways, Keith was placed at the NYC ACC on 1/24.  By 1/28 he looked like this and had been placed on the euthanazia list for today. 

i was absolutely MORTIFIED by this picture!! how could a cat deteriorate so quickly in a matter of just a few days?  I mean, his nose looks like it’s almost completely gone!  i was sure that some sort of abuse had gone on here, as there’s been tremendous allegations and even news stories about the terrible conditions at the various NY ACCs, but this was such a quick and drastic change in just a few days!!

reliable sources informed me that it wasn’t from abuse, but from a very aggressive infection related to URIs.  they called this infection “hot” and that that was why he had deteriorated so quickly. 

needless to say i was pissed and determined to save this cat!  with the help of the FACEBOOK Page PETS ON DEATH ROW (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Pets-on-Death-Row/155925874419253), a bunch of us rallied to get this boy out of there.  A chipin was started so that whoever fostered/adopted him could get him to a vet to get him the help he needed pronto!  i am soooooooooo happy to say i woke up this morning to find out that Keith has been rescued!!! A lady by the name of Tara put him on hold and her organization will be transporting him tomorrow to their vet!  I”M SOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!  not only was he rescued, but a total of $450 has been raised to get this kitty well and ON HIS FEET!!!  (if u would like to chipin for Keith, the link for that is here   http://sickkitties.chipin.com/keith )  what amazing team work and so many compassionate people coming together to help this guy!!  HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!!

so what could be better than help rescuing this kitty from immenant death?  well…i had been speaking with someone about trying things out with Murphy.  the person is a friend of also a fan of Planet Kitty, and I think what got them was how well Murphy photographs.  you HAVE to admit that she takes some rather awesome fotos!!  and she has such a darling endearing face as well!  well i got word today that they have decided to go ahead and ADOPT her!!!

these folks are true animal lovers in every sense of the word, and i think once they have her in their home, they will fall in love and once all the “newness” wears off, she will settle in with all them and it will be happy days for Murphy!  because of their other pets, things will be taken slowly so that everyone can get used to one another, but with as resilient as Murphy is and with all the other animals she’s been around, I have no worries.  so now, not am i only happy, but i am deleriously happy!!

i know now that me relocating and starting Greta’s Kingdom, is what i am meant to do!!  interesting how life has a way of just falling all together like that, ain’t it?

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Grrr!!

Sherlock was channeling his inner tiger today, and these pics were so good they didn’t even need any editting!

can u see the wild jungle cat in his eyes?

i’ve always said Sherlock is one fierce kitty!  he was a tyrant as a kitten.

yep!  fierce!  that’s my boy!

The Older Crowd

they spend alot of time sleeping….

ashley and eli (l to r) sleeping

i mean…ALOT!

stillll sleeping

and they didn’t seem to really appreciate the camera in their face! lol

they are giving me the evil eye!

eli's evil evil eye lol

i didn’t even edit the red out of eli’s eyes in this one ’cause i thought it was a true portrayal of how he felt! lol

eventually tho they had no problems ignorring me and falling back to sleep

did i mention it was my bedtime?

practically swaddled in the pillows and blankets, they are

and that they were on my bed?  (yes i know they think it’s there’s)

ashley with sleep in here eyes. tolerating a closeup

and on my blankets?

and MY pillows?

so u know what i did?  well, i’ll let u figure that out….

Sweet and Funny!

with all the packing going on, i told Merry to get some rest….

she took the recommendation very seriously.

..and that pink foot sticking up really got me! lol

and that pink nose!  me movin’ about snappin’ pictures didn’t disturb her much either.

stretched that pink little foot just the tiniest bit….

snuggle in a little closer…

and catch a Z or two.  is this little girl picturesque or what?  but then all kittens are probably picturesque!

meanwhile Pannda appointed himself guardian of the toilet paper.

Pannda takes toilet paper very seriously (i don’t know why)

it was his job, to keep all questionable characters a safe distance from the charmin! lol

he quickly made it very apparent he didn’t appreciate me making light of his duties, or taking his picture either! lol

Days Packing and Nights Crying

i love these pics of Aslan playing with Pannda watching intently in the background

Pannda has always been good about keeping an eye on Azzy, playing with him, but never too crazy, if anything, Azzy gets pretty crazy and Pannda tolerates it with patience

gotcha! (one of my fave pics of him)

 

..i know there will be another house in my future and i know there’ll be other black kitties in my future, but they won’t be Pannda, Aslan, and Murphy.  it absolutely breaks my heart, that not only do i have to give them up, but that they are all black kitties as well, which are the most numerous without homes, and i feel like here i am just adding ot the overall problems.  but what am i to do?  Pannda and Aslan will absolutely freak moving into a small trailer with the rest of us, and it would most likely lead to more serious health problems for both of them in the way of bladder infections and more weight gain for Pannda.  (he currently weighs about 19 lbs and one of the reasons for recommended re-homing is wait loss)

silly Aslan having fun!

watching Aslan these days, and in these pictures, i see how far he’s come, and i worry that being rehomed will set him back immensely and it’s the reason why i’m adimmant that the boys go together.  he needs Pannda at the very least if he’s not stay with me.  Pannda has always been there for him, even tho these guys aren’t blood related, something happend when i brought Pannda home as a wee lad.  Aslan was about 6 months at the tume and these 2 guys really really bonded.  in later days when Aslan went thru behavior modification and had to be limited to one room in the house, Pannda was right outside the door and only left for food and to relieve himself.  observing this bond really was quite miraculous. 

as the days passed, the two also became close to my older cat Eli, and eventually i would refer to the 3 of them as the 3 amigos-if u know anything about broncos football, you will know where the reference comes from.  even in all her diva-ness, Azzy could go to Ashley for comfort and a bath.  something Pannda was never able to do, mostly because he pestered, and still does to this day, her royalty.  now older, it is much more rare to see Aslan and Pannda cuddle and sleeping together, but just when u think they’ve grown apart, they do something to remind you that they are close as ever.  maybe their lack of “cuddlenes” has something more to do with age and maturity than it does their bond.  Aslan is 4 months into his 7 year, and Pannda is not far behind in his birthday either (May). 

boys night on the bed with Sherlock joining us to observe Azzy playing. this is a rarity as Sherlock and Pannda are both alpha boys, and Sherlock also has occasional conflicts with Eli

Murphy i know, is very resilient and will do very well as she will quickly adjust once she gets into her new home.  she’s a tuff little kitty, and has such a big heart.  but it gets to me when she crawls on top of me to cuddle and get her favorite pets and scratches.  she is such a lovely kitty, but i know that being moved into a smaller living quarters will only stress her out to where she will pick on Ashley more, and will even pick on Merry of which I’ve already seen some.  Being that Ashley is 12 and was here first, not to mention being much older, this isn’t fair to her, nore would the change be fair to Murphy and so she must also be rehomed. 

a bit of a diva herself, the "Lady Marie" loves to sit up high and observe all her "subjects" below her

it still breaks your heart, when u have to look into the beautiful gold eyes, and know that your time is limited.  and the adoption fair was so hard on them all, i hate to think what the actual day will be like when i have to transport them to their new homes. 

the "Lady" sitting so pretty

stunning girl

and so i continue packing as the clock ticks and the hour glass of time continues to slowly run out, and with it my heart breaks just a little more each day at what will soon come…my babies.  i will miss you so!  =(

a rare sighting

his name is Aslan.  Azzy for short, and if you come to my house, chances are you will never see him.  unless your my friend mary.  for some reason he’s comfortable with her presence, but no  one else’s but me. 

he’s not like other kitties.  he has his own way of doing things. 

his way is odd to others, including other kitties.  but he’s so unique, you can’t help but love Azzy!

he doesn’t play like other kitties…well not ruff like other kitties can get, and he’s very timid in almost everything he does.  developmentally, he didn’t catch up to 6 month old kittens until he was about 3 or so years old. 

whether he was the result of inbreeding or the runt, he was different from the start.  extremely anxious, easily stressed, and with chronic bladder infections, Azzy overcame many of his challenges. 

he’s now 7, more cofident, and settled in his ways.

however, it is still a challenge for him to feel comfortable enough and secure enough to play, so these photos are  a rarity.  isn’t he a handsome boy tho?  he’s also kind pidgeon toed so he has a cute walk! lol

ya just can’t help but love azzy wazzy woo!  (my nickname for him)

Pannda Porn!

it was late one night, when Pannda looked at me with a twinkle of mischief in his eye! 

“grab the camera!” he said.  Pannda was ready to pose!!

“Lemme show you how to work the belly!”  (certain areas blurred for younger audiences LOL)

“yeah baby yeah!”   (insert barry white music here lol)

Pannda felt that only adult female kitties should be allowed to see his work, so kitty parents beware! lol

apparently the male ego knows no boundaries no matter what the species! lol