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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Lily - joined August 2011

Lily is about a year old. She was found by her humans as a tiny feral kitten, starving to death with severe eye problems. A wonderful vet gave her a chance. She lost her right eye and although she still has her left eye, it is blind. Lily has respiratory problems all caused by FHV (Feline Herpes Virus). But she is a fighter and is the happiest little cat. She is also very clever. Sometimes people that visit don't believe she is blind watching her running around chasing the other two cats and climbing things! Lily doesn't know she is any different, she just knows she is a cat. Lily can be found on Twitter (@cooperscats).


  1. Oh how beautifuls a Lady she is!!!!

  2. Hi Lily, we think you are beautiful. Just like us we are beautiful in our own way. Kenggy, a calico, do not have both front paws. Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK is also missing his right eye.
    We are following you now, Bess.

  3. Lily is a very pretty Ladycat! We're so happy she was given a chance and has a loving furever home!

  4. That is a great story. What a good kitty you are Lily and it sounds like you have a happy life. WE love calicos. We have one that lives here. Take care.

  5. Can our Shelly join this club???? We aren't on Twitter and we very seldom ever check our FB page, but we blog on Blogger almost daily.

    We love this page!!!!!!! If Shelly can join, please email us at: and let us know how she can join....she's a tortie that was rescued by our mama.

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  7. Dear Sammy,Andy & Shelly,
    Thanks for your interest. I have send you The Ladies Of Autumn membership requirements.
    Kind Regards, Dr. Bess.
    (removed previous post due to gross spelling error!)

  8. Happy first birthday/gotcha day today, Lily. I hope you have some gourmet treats. Love Bess.

  9. So Cute! So smart! So Brave!

    So, Hi!

    Um, hee, hee! ;-D


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Colorful Calicoes Scylla & Chimera

Scylla is in the top two pictures and Chimera is in the side and bottom pictures.