of Our Meows
Lost His Lower Left Canine Tooth
to us to have Jonny come "talking to us" Monday
he opened his mouth to say his next
sentence, Chuck noticed Jonny's lower
left canine tooth was gone!
time, I've moaned and groaned about his rambunctious nature
and his flying
leaps from the back of the couch straight to the floor. Or
he'll stand with his hind legs on the arm of the couch to lean with his
paws on the computer keyboard so he can stare at the computer
As in it looks like
the tooth has broken off.
How this happened is anyone's guess. Now, if we were talking about
Mikey, the answer would be quite simple as both of them lost incisor
teeth because they like those plastic holders that hold
six-packs of pop
They have stuck their teeth into the plastic, got caught and then have
With teeth no longer in tact.
So, unless we "catch Jonny
in the act", doing something with his
canine tooth on the lower right side of his mouth, the mystery of the
lost left tooth
will most likely remain one of those sweet mysteries of life.
'cause right now he's not talking!
Care of Kitty
"B" (Bored) Word Again!
it or not, we do
have other cats besides Mikey. However,
he seems to be the one I write about the
most; probably because he makes more stories for me to
then, of course, there are times when he'll sit on my lap and
put his head on the keyboard on top of my fingers, and slobber a bit as
he watches the words
form on the computer screen.
often keep up with one or more of these activities, sometimes
alternating, for as
long as it takes me to change my behavior!
Which usually means I'll go get him something to eat.
rethinking my activity now, as I'm thinking all
this "rebel rousing" is just Mikey being bored
and wanting attention.
to test my theory,
the next time he started his mischief, I picked him
up and held him (he loves to be held on his back) and
rocked him as you might a baby.
Then we went for a walk--well, I went for a "walk around the house",
he "rode" in my arms--still on his back. Of course, all this time "we
are having a
now, he's ready to move a bit so I put him on the floor
and he got a hold of "my apron strings" to "bat around".
that, he was content and "good to go"- take his bath and
Moral of the story: Like
with kids, you gotta give your kitty attention and keep him
"unbored". Just a few minutes, really, is all it takes. And you can
then go about your business, and he can settle in for his
Seen Investigators" (CSI), like nosing around the Internet
for really cool
and all kinds of
stuff that might catch
any discerning kitty.
opportunity came to us in the form of an email,
you as this might just be something you want to
I'm breaking a bit
from "my tradition" here, to include the email from Purina
Cat Chow. It's
a terrific opportunity for a Cat
Lover and his or her cat!
what Katherine from Purina
Cat Chow wrote:
Cat Chow, is in the middle of a nationwide search for the
Correspondent. ”This person will travel
the country on behalf
of Purina Cat
Chow connecting with fellow cat owners. The Purina Cat Chow
Correspondent is a
one-year position and will offer a $50,000 salary – and the selected
even keep their day job.
I posted this at Kittens 'n Things
this week; in case you missed it,
here are the details:
Cat Chow has kicked off a nationwide search to find the
Cat Chow Correspondent, an individual who will travel the
connect with fellow cat owners. The
Purina Cat Chow
one-year, $50,000 compensation and will share his or her experiences on
catchow.com and Purina Cat Chow’s social media channels.
The Purina Cat Chow
Correspondent should be a passionate and
owner with a vibrant personality and interest in learning and sharing
cat-owner relationship. No formal training or expertise is required to
From now until March
28, 2011, consumers can apply for the Purina
Chow Correspondent position on catchow.com.
Consumers must complete a brief
application and upload a photo of themselves with their cat to be
for the position. The selected Purina
Correspondent will be
by May 15, 2011,
and the position will run from May 15, 2011 to May 15,
Boys" are "thrilled"
Cat Chow, and
looking forward to hearing that one of you applied and got accepted!
and I love to "travel
around the net", meeting new furrbies, seeing old
loo at all of the really neat kitty
blogs. We hope to feature you and them all here in "It's Your Turn." Then
we tell our other furriends who tell their furriends, and so on!
of our "very newest
furriends" is, Ginger
Jasper. Carol, GJ's mum, put together this little
picture and word montage
for us to share:
have always loved cats
ginger ones, ever since
got me a ginger kitten at two years
companion for twenty years.
for a sheltered
housing for the elderly,
required me to live in.
were no pets
allowed. I adopted
secretly a lovely Persian who
had been a
cat and had become passed
her sell by date,
she was going to be put to
figured that if she
had never been out then she would be fine
was, although my residents found out, loved her and kept
her secret for many years.
Now to Jasper.
very good friend asked me to come look at a litter of
Persian kittens with him as he wanted
to get one for a mutual friend. I
went and saw the kittens, two blue, two cream
and a gorgeous red
I was asked which would our friend like. It was so obvious to
me as I spent al my time cuddling the
ginger. I thought maybe I would
get to see him sometimes.
On my birthday a few weeks later I was handed a cat carrier with, you
guessed it the gorgeous ginger kitten. He was for me all
one problem--how on earth could I keep him a secret
too? I did, and like Dolly the residents kept the secret too. Dolly
hated him, but came to love him, and he
after moving to our now
home Dolly passed away. Barrie,
who said he
was not a cat
come to love Jasper so very much, and
jasper him, he has Barrie wrapped around his paw. I can
that I have never before had a cat as loving,
affectionate and good natured as jasper.
11 years later Tinytots
Caramar Toffee (Jasper) is our cat,
our friend and our everything. We so love our GJ.
hope that is not too much rambling
did try and condense it as
much as I could.
has become quite the cat in the blog circles and
everyone seems to love him
too. I included a couple of photos of
Jasper when he first came and a couple of recent ones. Hope all this is
* * * *
"The Boys" and I had such fun reading about "Ginger Jasper".
And Carol, you can "ramble" on all you want. We loved GJs
Readers, you're probably already one paw over there. but if
see GJ and Carol for
Carol and Ginger Jasper
McGreevey, "keeper of the kids." "The
Cat, II -
named for Jonny Cat, who was in our "first
family," and for a sack of
cat litter. I'll have to tell you that story one of these days.
(Mikey or Mikki - depending upon whether I spell his name or Chuck, my
husband, spells it). Mikey is named after an expensive line of
jewelry--because he's "mighty fine"!
Although Daniel's no longer with us. We called him "Daniel" for short.
And he and Mikey were "true brothers" as they were from the same
"Bill" Hickok -
Who is really just "Billy".
Bill "Cody" -
Unfortunately, is also "gone". He left us way too young.
We call him "Bowie" (Booie), although as the "baby" he could easily be
called the "brat" but that wouldn't be nice!
daddy of "The Boys", and husband of Karen.
were/are Purebred Persians, with babydoll faces. (Their faces are
sprinkled throughout this ezine, on the left-side of each topic
section.) They do not have the really smashed nose, which is a
characteristic of some Persians.
he's close - "by a nose"!
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