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Friday, March 23, 2012

Remembering Molly

Lovely MeeMoll

The lovely MeeMoll passed away on 25th March 2011. She enjoyed being held; she always had something to say; and she was predisposed to the charming belly sashay (this all sounds strangely familiar). Mary, we'll be thinking of you, Molly, and everyone who knew this gorgeous gal on Sunday. We will raise a glass to you and to all our loved ones no longer with us.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Gracie - joined March 2012
A message from Gracie's Staff:

As soon as we went into the room where Gracie was at the Animal Shelter, she came out from under something and started meowing at us and rubbing against our ankles. We picked her up, sat on a bench, and put her on our laps, where she started purring and rubbing against us. We knew we had found our kitty.

"Because their sense of security is linked to their territorial instinct, cats make mental maps of their personal space. It may take a cat cartographer as long as six months before he feels he can settle down comfortably in a new home." (365 Cats calendar). I am sure that is true of many cats, but it was not true of Gracie. As soon as we let hour out of the carrier, she happily went exploring. She seemed thrilled to be in her new home. Or, maybe she was thrilled to be home again.

When we are cutting or preparing raw vegetables on the kitchen counter, Gracie nearly always comes to us and begs for some of what we are preparing. However, if we do give her something (harmless), such as celery, she never eats it. Gracie does like to lick the insides of our breakfast cereal bowls (as long as we are using Gracie-approved bowls) when we are done with them.

Gracie often likes to dip her paw in her water bowl and lick the water off her paw. In addition, she will often play in her water bowl, splashing water out. When she does this, she often splashes out so much water that we moved her water bowl into the bathtub. This is not a problem for her, because she can easily get into the bathtub!

Gracie's name comes from three sources: A. Gracie Allen (the wife of George Burns), B. a nice little shop dog Ron met in an antique shop in Lakeland, Florida, C. Ron's mother's middle name, Grace. She also has the nickname, Little Miss Thunder Paws as she is speedy on those little legs.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Many Happy Returns, Scylla!

The Gift of Poultry for The Birthday Girl!

Scylla, darling, fret ye not, you don't have to brave the Fenris-filled kitchen to get your chicken fix tomorrow. The Ladies have organised a veritable poultry festival for your special day. There be duck. There be turkey. And, sweetheart, there be a profusion of succulent, boneless chicken fillets for your pleasure. Enjoy. The Gift Of Poultry. Because you're worth it.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

For Lady Saffron

Goodbye to a dainty, demure Lady Of Autumn

Our lovely, little darling had been poorly for a while. Within the last hour this message was posted by Hannah on our Facebook Group Page:

Dear Ladies of Autumn, I am so sorry to have to tell you that one of your members Lady Saffron today went over the rainbow. Her condition had got worse and she could hardly walk. So a hard decision was made. She was always demure and lady like and will be sorely missed by all her family :(
--- We will miss you dreadfully, Lady Saffron. We will always think of you daintily perched on the arm of a chair watching the world go by with serene grace. Always in our hearts, pretty lady.

Colorful Calicoes Scylla & Chimera

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