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Trixee, Teddy and Baxter

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Location: Philomath, Oregon, USA

Trixee, Teddy and BaxterGot Kittens? Yes we do! Trixee, Teddy and Baxter, six week old littermates, on their way to the vet for their first appointment. Ironically, they are related to the first two kittens we got last summer, Zoe and Bella. I love kittens but I wish I could catch the Mom and have her spayed. We are unsure if we are keeping them or find them homes, but either way they have stolen our hearts!

368 Responses to “Trixee, Teddy and Baxter”
  1. Linda F.

    What little dolls!

    They look like they’re saying, “Just you wait until I get out of this carrier, evil human…” ;-)

    Linda

  2. Avatar of tigerinmd Tiger in CA

    threee cutieees!

  3. MeezerMama

    Oh my goodness what cuties!

    I am opening the bar this morning for fruity cocktails! Check the news, it’s a health food
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070419/hl_nm/nutrition_cocktails_dc_1
    Happy Friday all!

    • Renee in Ohio

      I saw this this morning too and rejoiced! Now all I need is a hot sandy beach, frothy waves and a hunky cabana boy to bring me my fruity drinks! Anyone coming along?

      • Avatar of SharoninAustell46 sharon in austell

        How hunky are we talking?

        • Cheri in Binghamton, NY

          6 pack abs for me with nice arms, legs, and butt…no love handles fo me !!!

          • Cheri in Binghamton, NY

            tall, slightly foreign accent,knows all my favorite foods and knows how to make them,…

        • Renee in Ohio

          Wellll….just like we can make a TDK virtual buffet, we can make a TDK virtual cabana boy to bring us our health potions, yes? I’m thinkin’ Cheri’s got the idea…I’m adding deeply tanned, dark haired and blue eyed!

          • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

            I like Cheri’s way of thinking…someone who makes all of my favorite foods, gives me massages, etc. plus the physical description is good too (nice arms, butt, lets and six pack abs). I will take a mai tai or an electric lemonade please.

          • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

            What is an electric lemonade? I love lemon!

          • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

            It is made with blue curacao, sprite, orange, and some other liquor to make it taste sort of like a lemonade with an extra punch. It is bright blue and is not only yummy but a good eye catcher if you are on the hunt for a hunky man. Hehehehe

      • Avatar of HarleyVixen HV in HMB, CA

        Can we have a blond boy

        • Avatar of SharoninAustell46 sharon in austell

          How about an assortment?

          • Ange in MH, CA.

            Okay Ladies? Count me in I need a vacation and a hot man waiting on my every desire is soooo ideal! but I want to but my order in for the perfect man.

            Let’s see….
            tall at least a 6 footer please, broad shoulders and a great chest, strong and powerful arms, long lean waist, hips and legs but not tooo lean, legs that speak of power and strentgh. Ya know tells ya her can indure my demands. Dark hair fair eyes, sexy smile with dimples. Oh yeah and a great butt.

            Any one else what to place the say order?

            LOL
            Wow I wonder sometimes how cute kittens lead to some of these discussion. But I love em and couldn’t live with out the lively discussions.

          • Ange in MH, CA.

            make that he can indure… what happens when i try to speed type and image. lol

        • kiki

          can we please stop talking about hunky cabana boys?i’m a big cat lover! the kittens are so cute! you guys stop talking about hunky boys.kids are on here too you know!!

      • Avatar of Bogman,  Clark and Andy's mama 2/27 Florida georgie's mama

        me me me!!!

      • Avatar of Rubia in CA, 4/28 Rubia in the UK

        Count me in!! Send the blond cabana boy over with a mai tai for me! :-D

      • Avatar of jenniferfromjersey Jersey Jennifer

        Did someone say Hunky Cabana Boy??!! Where is he??

    • Cheri in Binghamton, NY

      I got for all thr TDK’rs gooey hot fresh cinnamon buns with drippy icing – if I can’t have them in real life, I’ll do them virtual reality !!!

    • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

      Well, in San Antonio we all knew that a Margarita with out the salt IS a health drink and this just proves it!!

    • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

      Here’s to another lost weekend! tee hee

      • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

        Good morning all! Happy Friday!

        I’m in. I’ll bring the Bahama Mamas, my special recipe, I’ll even put little umbrellas in all our drinks!!

        Those three are absolute cuties! OOOOOH! They got “the look” going on too!!

        Cheers everyone!

      • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

        Today is the first day of Fiesta! Woohoo! I’m gonna go to the Taste of New Orleans this weekend and hit NIOSA a least one night in the next couple of weeks-Lost weekend hell, I’m looking at a lost fortnight!!

    • Renee in Ohio

      Speaking of “healthy” cocktails….if any of you live near a Longhorn Steak House, you must go and try one of their Pomegrante Margaritas…..they are deeeeeeeelish!!!

      • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

        Sounds fantastic! Durango’s has 28 flavors of margaritas–I’m on a mission to try each of them!

        • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

          OH Yum….I’m thirsty!!

        • Renee in Ohio

          Have you tried those margarita buckets?? You just add booze to the liquid that comes in the bucket, throw it in the freezer and 8 hours later….Presto! Margarita Slushies!! Love ‘em!

          • Mom to Tiga and the gang

            Mmmmmm slushies. Great idea, thanks. As for todays threesome of adorableness, #1 says-I’m gonna get you, #2 says- ME too, and #3 says- as soon as I wake up from my nap!

        • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

          Now that sounds like fun Dee. I am catching the next plane to go with you to Durango’s. I will take a nice steak fajitas to go with the margaritas. Have to have something in the tummy to offset the alcohol.

          These three kitten are so floofy looking. I want to adopt all three of them. Sylvester would have fun with them. They seem to be conjuring up some evil plan between the three of them…wait till we get out of this carrier. buwahahahaha!

  4. Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

    They look more like Moe, Larry, and Curly to me…Stooges FUZZ (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!)

    Recipe to follow…right now I have to keep the inmates from taking over the asylum!

    • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

      I suggest a stun gun and give them all “I love me” jackets

      • Mom to Tiga and the gang

        Poor Instinct. Allergies stink! I hope you find meds that work for it.

        • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

          Yea, feeling better today. Got some Claratin last night. I can actually breath and see :)

          • Mom to Tiga and the gang

            I’m really glad for you. and us. You were grouchy, when drippy, stuffed up, and itchy.

          • Mom to Tiga and the gang

            supposed to have a :) at the end. sorry.

    • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

      For those who threatened bodily harm to me if I didn’t post this today: :-)

      Bacon-Spinach Quiche (From Brendan Manor B&B, LaGrange, TX, and a couple of alterations by me)

      9-10 1-ounce slices of Mozzarella cheese
      9 eggs, beaten
      3/4 c. plain, unsweetened yogurt
      8 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained to remove moisture(squeeze the daylights out of it–otherwise you’ll wind up with soup)
      1 Tbsp. chopped green onions
      6 slices mesquite-smoked bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (I have been known to cheat by using good-quality pre-packaged bacon bits–they work just as well)
      2 Tbsp. Colby-Jack and Cheddar cheese, shredded

      Optional add-ons: sauteed sliced mushrooms, diced water chestnuts

      Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a well-greased pie or quiche pan evenly with the Mozzarella cheese to make the “crust” for the quiche. Place the pie pan on top of a foil-lined cookie sheet to catch any drips that may occur during baking.

      In a bowl, combine eggs with yogurt. Add onion, spinach, and any optional ingredients. Mix well and pour into pan. Sprinkle with bacon and Colby-Jack/Cheddar cheeses.

      Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from heat and let stand at least 5 minutes before serving. Cut into six slices. Serves 6.

      *Oh, Quique–aqui, por favor. Quiero una cerveza Victoria y un coctel de camarones para mi, mis gatitos, y mis amigas. (since Instinct is strangely silent on the beachfront service, I assume we’re all girls here) Oh, perdon, mis gatitos preferen leche–no cerveza para ellos, pero mas camarones, por favor.*

  5. calicomom

    Three little kittens have lost thier mittens! Now they shall have no pie. But I would sneak them a taste anyway. What cuties!

  6. Angela

    I also have a litter of 4 kittens along with the mother living in my basement. The mother had the kittens in my garage and I captured them in the garage and brought them in through the window. Of course the kittens were too young to run away at that time and the mother actually flew in the window when I opened it. I was pretty cold outside and she was really glad to be in the warm basement. I now can not catch any of them. They are going on 10 weeks old. I am also thinking about keeping all of them along with the mother. Do you have any suggestions on how to catch them?

    • Avatar of spacecatsgarden Chey, Mummy to Doxie (Aeryn) and Kizzy

      Spend as much time in your basement just talking to them and sitting and play music or a tv when your not there so they get used to human contact as much as possible. Allow them to roam you house if you can.

      Chey.

      • Avatar of Caddycat Caddycat in NJ

        Whatever you do, DON’T CHASE THEM. Hang around them, bring them treats and act as though you’re ignoring them. When they’re comfortable, they’ll come to you. I learned this with my 2 feral kittens several years ago. My husband chased them and now one of them stays completely away from him. —They have long memories, it seems.

      • Avatar of feral susie in california

        –Chey–That’s what I did also to win over Hannah & Lacy w/their brothers. Lacy to this day is abit skittish because a family member in the house they were found in threw her out the window. I found her hours later crouched under a bush. She let me walk right up to her & pick her up. The rest is history. I just hope one day that guy gets payback in the you-know-what!

    • Avatar of LauraInChi Laura in Chi

      Maybe also try adding some vet-prescribed cat-sedative to their food. You are so wonderful to care for cats that you cannot even enjoy. Sweet. Maybe one day soon you can sneek some pats on their fur.

    • Pansysmum

      The more time you spend with the kittens, the quicker they will come around. Just sit down on the floor near the food and wait. They will come around eventually and as they get more used to your being there, move the food closer. They will assocate your presence with food and will be friendlier. The mother may take longer. Older cts are harder to instill trust in, but it can happen. Time is the best thing. I have tamed many wild cats and kittens with great success. The most important thing is to get them used to you. The kittens are still young enough to tamed down, the mother may always be somewhat wild.

    • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

      Angela–here is a very informative site about strays and ferals.
      http://www.alleycat.org/faqs.html#3

      • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

        Lots and lots of TLC and playtime. Don’t give up on them, they’ll come around and show you their appreciation for a lifetime. Good luck and keep us posted on their progress!

      • Avatar of feral susie in california

        —Dee—You are a Godsend!! Thank you for the link. It’s the kind of info that I need to try & get ahold of the cat & kitten problem around here. It seems noone else in this mobile community of ours gives a cats-*- about doing anything. Bless you

    • Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

      If you want to catch them use a humane trap as suggested below by Eric and Rosie. If you have a small spare room I would keep them there while you are socializing them. Too much space and too many hiding places make it much more difficult.

      Once you have them in a smaller space spend as much time as possible with them. Lure them close with treats or toys. Do your best to catch the friendliest kitten, wrap in a soft towel and keep it on your lap, stroke and talk to it for 20 minutes once or twice a day.
      It usually only takes 1 or 3 days to have them purring and loving being held. Do the same with the others, once you have 1 or 2 coming for a pet and play the others will be easier to catch and lap train.

      I’ve had feral mom Peach for 2 years, she had her baby Pip in my bathroom, and though she sleeps on my bed and loves to play I can not pet her. Someday, maybe in another year, I’m sure she will finally let me do more than get in a quick touch. I’ve also had Chloe another feral for over 2 years, who until two months ago would not let me touch her, and now I can pet and hug her.

    • Sox's Mom

      Were any of them tested for FeLV? It is rampant in feral communities and so contagious.

    • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

      Everytime you bring them food, sit on the floor (so you are not so big and intimidating) and talk softly to them. Every couple of days sit closer to the food dish until they are eating next to you. This may take a while but trust isn’t easy. The first time you want to touch them, hold out one finger (also, not intimidating) let them sniff and deside if they want to rub. Another good trick is to rub yourself with their sent, if they sleep in a certain place rub whatever they were laying on on you so you don’t smell funny. The only other advice is patience lots and lots of it.

    • Avatar of AngelaMotorman Angela Motorman

      Okay, we now have two Angelas, so I’ve added my last name. I’m the pain in the butt who thinks there are too many kitties on death row, so every cat we can catch should be neutered.

      I know all too well about catching and socializing ferals, and concur with the suggestions so far, especially about the power of seeming to ignore them, getting them into a smaller space, associating your physical closeness to food. But first, trap them all at once and get them into a smaller room. I usually use the bathroom, since there’s less to wreck and they see us often.

      For trapping, you can get all of them at once by using the fact that cats, smart as they are, don’t understand physics. I use a medium dog kennel and a long piece of string. Tie the string to the door, loop it through the top of the kennel frame and leave a long length, about six feet or more. Put the food inside the kennel and stand quietly six feet away, holding the string but not
      doing anything with it, for several days, while they eat. Then one day when they’re all inside, decisively slam the door from six feet away, then quickly latch it. They’ll scream & cry at first — ignore it. The worst thing you could do would be to catch them and then let them out — you’ll never catch them again. The second worse thing would be to let the rest of them see one of them get caught in a humane trap — that will make them all trap shy forever. So buy a kennel (or borrow a *clean* one). Once they’re inside, you can give them a litter box, food and water bowls. Use garden gloves to protect your hands during this, and later when you need to take the kittens out one at a time.

      The whole kennel can be schlepped to the vet for exams and to get Momcat spayed when it’s time, if you can get someone to help you lift it into the car.

      The socialization answer is: Stockholm Syndrome works. The fastest socialization is one cat, one person. If you have multiple cats, let the rest be jealous of the attention the first brave one gets. Let them come to you. It *always* works.

      Your reward will be, eventually, crying your eyes out when you have to part company as these now-loving and healthy kitties move on to their forever homes. That’s a *good* reason to cry.

      Are there any of those cinnamon buns left? I woke up late!

  7. Nil

    They’re lovely! The one on the right (Baxter?) looks very, very cheeky :)

    • Renee in Ohio

      Totally agree! “You think you are taking me where???”

    • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

      He’s saying “Funny? What does that mean? you think I’m funny? What? Do i look like a clown to you? I’m here for your amusement? I’ll give you funny!!!” Goodfellas Fuzz!

      • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

        You stole my line!! I was gona do that one. But you forgot the Badabing, badabang

      • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

        I was in Philly once visiting some friends and we heard a guy from New Jersey tell his wife “Did ya see dat? Dat dinner back dere has cheesecake and a cup a coffee for $2.99. Add a dollop of ice cream and bada-bing bada-boom ya got yerself a whole desert.”

        My friend and I kept saying bada-bing bada-boom so much that his wife threatened to hurt both of us the next time we said it. So, of course, I said “Got a man, got a woman, add some violence and bada-bing bada-boom ya got yerself a whole domestic dispute.”

        She hit me for it

        • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

          I am seriously craving Italian food now! “Don’t forget the cannolis!”

        • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

          Too funny Instinct!

          While on vacation we all started doing the “pop” sound Donkey does in Shrek 2 while in the carriage… “are we there yet??” Drove my friend’s hubby nuts with it!! We were throwing the “pop” at everything…”dinner ready yet?”, “waitress here yet?”…etc

        • Avatar of SharoninAustell46 sharon in austell

          You enjoyed it! Bad boy…

        • Rumi

          Hm. I am from New Jersey, and I have NEVER heard anyone speak that way! The accents from North Jersey and South Jersey are very different, with the North Jersey accents being closer to a New York accent and therefore more likely to use non-words like “dat” and “bada-bing, bada-boom”, but I really have never even heard anyone in North Jersey use that kind of “language”…and now I live in New York, and while the accents are stronger here, I’ve still never heard that sort of non-language….

          Not saying your story isn’t true (AND it was funny, lol!), just defending my state from it’s unearned crappy reputation, lol! :)

        • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

          So Rumi, how many of these are true :)

          You know you’re from NOO JOISEY if:

          1. You’ve been seriously injured at Action Park.
          2. You don’t think of citrus when people mention “The Oranges”.
          3. You know that it’s called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.
          4. You’ve ordered a hard roll with butter for breakfast.
          5. You’ve known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
          6. You’ve eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 a.m.
          7. You remember that the “Two Guys” were from Harrison.
          8. You know that the state isn’t one big oil refinery.
          9. At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen and you know what town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
          10. You know what a “jug handle” is.
          11. You know that a WaWa is a convenience store.
          12. You know that the state isn’t all farmland.
          13. You know that there are no “beaches” in New Jersey – there’s “The Shore”, and you know that the road to the shore is “The Parkway”, not the “Garden State Highway”.
          14. You know that “Piney” isn’t referring to a tree.
          15. Even your school cafeteria made good Italian subs. And you call it a “Sub” not a “submarine sandwich” or worse yet, a “hoagie” or a “hero”.
          16. You remember the song from the Palisades Park commercials.
          17. You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.
          18. You knew that the last question had to do with driving.
          19. You know that this is the only “New…” state that doesn’t require “New” to identify it (like,try… Mexico, …York, …Hampshire – doesn’t work, does it?)
          20. You only go to New York City for day trips, and you only call it “The City”.
          21. You know that a “White Castle” is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.
          22. You consider a corned beef sandwich with lettuce and mayo a sacrilege.
          23. In the 80’s, you wore your hair REALLY high.
          24. You don’t think “What exit” is very funny.
          25. You know that the first “strip shopping center” in the country is Route.
          26. You know that people from 609 area code are “a little different”.
          27. You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton – that’s for out-of-staters.
          28. The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.
          29. You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
          30. You can see the Manhattan skyline from some part of your town.
          31. You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
          32. Every year, you had a least one kid in your class named Tony.
          33. You know where every “clip” shown in the Sopranos opening credits is.
          34. You’ve gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the Willowbrook Mall.
          35. You’ve been to at least one mall in Paramus.
          36. You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people from South Jersey go to Wildwood. It can’t be the other way around.
          37. You were not raised in New Jersey. You were raised in either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.
          38. You don’t consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.
          39. You remember the stores Korvette’s, Rickel’s, Channel, Bamburger’s and Orbach’s.
          40. You’ve eaten a Boardwalk cheesteak with vinegar fries.
          41. You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February. Andfinally…
          42. You’ve never pumped your own gas

          • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

            When we were traveling to New York to visit family and stopped at a rest stop in “Joisey” I actually overhead one woman ask another “what exit ya from”.

          • Rumi

            LOL, Instinct! Well again, it depends on which part of NJ a person is from…I was born and raised near Atlantic City, waaay in the southern part of the state, and most people seem to only be familiar with north Jersey (most of the stuff on that list, such as the Action Park reference, refers to stuff in central or north Jersey)…but I’ll give it a try. :)

            For me personally, I am familiar with and/or agree with the following:

            2. You don’t think of citrus when people mention “The Oranges”.
            3. You know that it’s called Great Adventure, not Six Flags (DEFINITELY this one, lol!)
            6. You’ve eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 a.m. — Well, I don’t drink or do drugs, but I’ve eaten at diners at 3 a.m. more times than I can count, lol!
            8. You know that the state isn’t one big oil refinery.
            9. At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen and you know what town Jon Bon Jovi is from (I don’t know what town Jon Bon Jovi is from, but I have met his wife, lol! And I do love Bruce, although that didn’t happen till a couple of years ago when I saw him in concert…)
            10. You know what a “jug handle” is. Well DUH, of course! lol
            11. You know that a WaWa is a convenience store — Definitely. No 7-11s around, just Wawa (only the FIRST “W” is capitalized!). Ah, the midnight Wawa runs, lol…
            12. You know that the state isn’t all farmland.
            13. You know that there are no “beaches” in New Jersey – there’s “The Shore”, and you know that the road to the shore is “The Parkway”, not the “Garden State Highway” — actually, it’s only NON- New Jerseyans that call it “the Shore”, people actually from NJ DO call it the beach. But as for the Parkway, that’s right — I’m pretty sure no one calls it the “Garden State Highway”, I don’t think that’s even a name for it, official or otherwise…
            14. You know that “Piney” isn’t referring to a tree — that’s right, it refers to the hicks. :)
            15. Even your school cafeteria made good Italian subs. And you call it a “Sub” not a “submarine sandwich” or worse yet, a “hoagie” or a “hero”. AMEN!!!!! LOL
            17. You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.
            18. You knew that the last question had to do with driving. LOLROFL!! These two cracked me up! But what, do other states not have circles?? I mean, there must be some on other states…I know they exist in other countries — I’ve been to Paris and London, and they certainly exist there!
            19. You know that this is the only “New…” state that doesn’t require “New” to identify it (like,try… Mexico, …York, …Hampshire – doesn’t work, does it?) — Again, it’s actually only people who are NOT from NJ that do this, usually New Yorkers. People FROM New Jersey ALWAYS use the “New”, at least everyone I’ve ever known does.
            20. You only go to New York City for day trips, and you only call it “The City” — Yep. :)
            37. You were not raised in New Jersey. You were raised in either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey — LOL, I guess I’ve proven this one with my own statements! :)
            39. You remember the stores Korvette’s, Rickel’s, Channel, Bamburger’s and Orbach’s — hm, well I do remember Rickel’s, but I’ve never heard of Channel or Orbach’s, and I only know Bamburger’s from spending summers with my Grandmother in Philly….
            42. You’ve never pumped your own gas — SO true, lol! I was surprised when I moved to NY and saw everyone doing it, lol!

  8. Avatar of SharoninAustell46 sharon in austell

    I’ll take three. They’re small. Triple scoop, please!

  9. Lola's human in Massachusetts

    What a terrific trio!
    You’re an angel. Thank you for being such a good friend to fuzzies.
    Huggs to you, and to Trixie, Teddy and Baxter. :)

  10. Avatar of SharoninAustell46 sharon in austell

    Dee, thanks for the website for Halo pet food. Two cases are on their way to my kids.

    • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

      Great! Tell us how they like it. I’m going to be going that route, too. As I was feeding the cats last night, I was overcome with such a nagging feeling that they were eating tainted food!
      BTW–did you speak to anyone at Halo? Are they informative?

      • Avatar of SharoninAustell46 sharon in austell

        When I saw that they were in Fl and made “people” food I knew it was okay and just ordered. It’s a little high but totally worth it. We’ll see how the psychedelic furs like it.

        • Avatar of KYKAT 12 23 ppearson in KY staff for 3 crazy cats

          “Love My Way” Fuzz!

        • Avatar of LauraInChi Laura in Chi

          I just sent them an email the other day and here is what they responded (just what I wanted to hear):

          Thanks for visiting our website and caring for the ones we love naturally! If you have not already signed up as a member on our website, feel free to reply with your snail mail address so that we may send you our free Holistic Pet Care booklet and brochure.

          I can certainly inderstand your concern and no we do not get ANY ingredients from China. All of our food is made in a USDA kitchen using only USDA ingredients here in the United States. Feel free to call or email if there is anything else I can do for you. Wishing you and your pets GREAT health!

  11. Avatar of mikkrikk Eric Dale

    you can use a cat-sized animal trap with a tasty tuna treat inside, then take the mom to a vet who specializes in feral cats… these traps do not harm the cat at all…if you live near a large city there is probably an animal adoption agency that will loan the trap and perhaps sell you a certificate for spaying at a reduced price.

    • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

      You can usually “rent” a live trap from the local animal defence league or animal control facility. They will have great tips for you on how to trap the mom. Our ACF only charges $5.00 a day for the trap.

  12. Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

    I can see why, what fluffy sweet babies! How beautiful they are. It was lucky to get them to pose in that order: White on the right (FB) no white, white on the left (FB). Yin, Yang, Yen

  13. Avatar of tarah711 Tarah

    Baxter looks very angry that he’s going to the cat doctor.

    Adorable tho…all three!

  14. Avatar of mikkrikk Eric Dale

    i love the way this pic is so symmetrical LOL…the one on the left has a left white mark on the muzzle, the one on the right has a near identical right mark and the one in the center has none at all.

    • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

      Also, if you notice the two on the outsides have pink lips and the one in the middle has black lips. I just love kitty lips.

  15. Catherine in Waco, Texas

    Those three babies look like trouble. The one on the right looks like the leader.

  16. Andi

    Long-haired tuxies. Pretty kitties.

  17. Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

    They all look MAD! Ha ha. It’s like opening your door to Goodfellas. You have Liotta, Pachino and the one on the right is definately Peschi!

    Hee hee hee hee hee! They all made me laugh so much. Kittens are cute when they’re angry.

    • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

      I don’t think they are too pleased with “being taken for a ride” wink wink *touches the side of her nose*

      • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

        Especially since they are being “tailed” by an entourage of feline affecionados roughly the size of the Verizon network!

        *You get service out here? ‘Cause with my phone, out here, seriously, it’s a crapshoot!*

  18. Xilo

    Those are some ANGRY lookin kittens. MaFiUZZZ

    OOoo! Or the look like the Icy Hot Stuntaz… D’ese kittenz be strait ballin

  19. Avatar of spacecatsgarden Chey, Mummy to Doxie (Aeryn) and Kizzy

    cute tuxies

  20. Avatar of Susan-KennesawGA Susan in Kennesaw, GA

    These three licorice tripplets are so sweet. They don’t look made to me they look like they are up for a grand adventure.

    Did I miss any comments about Idol yesterday?

  21. Boomer's Mama in MI

    See no evil, hear no evil and say no evil FUZZ!

  22. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Kind of karmic, eh?
    **Ice traps Canadian seal hunters**
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6570723.stm

  23. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Not sure if this was mentioned…

    ROYAL CANIN is recalling several formulations due to contaminated rice protein concentrate. No illnesses are confirmed in relation to these items. Royal Canin also recently recalled pet food in South Africa due to melamine found in corn gluten.

    Recalled items:

    ROYAL CANIN SENSIBLE CHOICE (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)

    Dry Dog Food
    – Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Senior
    – Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Puppy
    – Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Adult
    – Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Senior
    – Rice & Catfish Meal Formula Adult

    ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET (available only in veterinary clinics)

    Dry Dog Food
    – Canine Early Cardiac EC 22â„¢
    – Canine Skin Support SS21â„¢

    Dry Cat Food
    – Feline Hypoallergenic HP23â„¢

    • Avatar of GreatDane Great Dane

      No, Dee, not corn gluten, too!!!!! That’s in Bob’s Natural Choice Kitten food!

      • MeezerMama

        They say the contaminated corn gluten did not make it to the US. I’m still holding my breath though. There is corn gluten in the food I use too

    • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

      I buy Purina Pro Gold cat wet cat food and Science Diet Indoor cat food and neither are on any list as far as I can find. Sylvester is healthy, happy, and playful at times.

  24. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Here is the list of the Additional Recalled Foods**

    * Dog Food – Natural Life. Look For This Date on the Bottom of
    Can – Nov/22/09 Variety – Vegetarian 13.2oz cans.
    UPC Codes: 12344-07114
    * Natural Balance – Venison and Brown Rice Dry Dog Formula
    * Natural Balance – Venison and Brown Rice Canned Dog Food
    * Natural Balance – Venison & Brown Rice Formula Dog Treats
    * Natural Balance – Venison and Green Pea Dry Cat Formula

    • Avatar of GreatDane Great Dane

      Hi Everybody,

      I just learned that Spa Select kitten Food was recalled, because of the tainted rice protein. I’m so upset – I thought it would be better for Bob and swiched him to it/mixed with his old food just before he got sick. That’s why he has kidney problems – I feel like kicking someone!!!!!!! I continued him on his old food after we went to the vet, but the day I thought he felt better, I mixed it with the Spa Select again, and he threw up all day!
      Should I contact someone about this?
      Will this leave my little Bob’s kidneys permanently damaged?

      • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

        Great Dane–I don’t want to be an alarmist, but I think you should take Bob to the vet…here is an answer to your question…
        http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/17/national/main2581329.shtml

      • Avatar of gladys gladys

        Great Dane–I’d be murderous if I even THOUGHT my kits had eaten tainted food. BUT–It may not be as bad as all that. It doesn’t sound like Bob ate too much of the Spa Select, and it does sound like he got sick immediately after eating it and so you switched him off again…Definitely talk to your vet, and if you have any of the food left, bring it with you for testing…but I’m praying that Bob just has a sensitive kitty-tummy and the barfing was just reaction to the switch in food.
        Your vet should be able to tell you about the possibilities of permanent vs. temporary damage.

        Hugs to you, and to Bob as well–I’ll be sending good thoughts your way!!

      • Avatar of cfredette chris, ma to Kittycat Dog, Squeaky, Yathzee & Freckles

        oh-thats SUCKS…………best wishes. I hope the best for Bob and you

      • Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

        Great Dane, I am so sorry about this terribly upsetting problem with sweet little baby Bob. I pray it is not the food. I’m sure your little Bob is as sweet as my bigger Bob, so I certainly understand how you are feeling right now.

        • Avatar of Lynn from PA 6/8 Lynn from PA

          Sending comforting hugs and snuggles to you and Bob during this tough time. Please keep us posted on his recovery.

          • Avatar of GreatDane Great Dane

            Hi again,
            I had my roommate check the number on the cat food, and unfortunately it matched the recalled one!!!! I kind of figured it would: what are the chances of the little guy just developing a kidney problem out of the blue like that and it having nothing to do with the contaminated food?
            I stopped by the vet, who’s practically next to my office and the vet is going to call me when he gets out of surgery. I also spoke to my friend who lost her kitten almost two months ago due to the wheat gluten. The symptoms were almost identical and they couldn’t save her little guy!
            I’m likely taking Bob to the vet again for bloodtests. Eventhough he seems fine and playful now, I’m worried what will appen once he’s off the antibiotics in a few days!

          • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

            I’m crossing my fingers, my heart, my toes and wishing upon all shooting stars that your Bob is allright.

            I can’t even imagine how scared you must be for him. I do hope that he is OK.

          • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

            Please keep us posted Great Dane. Positive thoughts go out to you and Bob. Let us know as soon as you hear something……..

      • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

        Great Dane, take Bob to the vet immediately! Then contact Spa Select to see if you can go and kick someone (don’t tell them your intent). I would think that if you catch it in time, he won’t have permanent damage but better to call your vet.

        • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

          I forgot to say I will be sending you positive thoughts, healing thoughts and crossing toes, heart, and fingers that Bob is allright. Will even say a quick prayer for him. We are all here for you.

      • Avatar of miu miu

        I am so sorry for you both. That’s about the worst thing that can happen to a cat lover now. I keep on praying for Bob. Please, keep us informed.

  25. Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

    I just love little tuxedo babies. What absolute cutie pies!

  26. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    This was mentioned here yesterday…

    **FDA asks if pet food tainted on purpose**

    By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer
    Fri Apr 20, 1:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON – Imported ingredients used in recalled pet food may have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical to boost their apparent protein content, federal officials said Thursday.

    That’s one theory being pursued by the Food and Drug Administration as it investigates how the chemical, melamine, contaminated at least two ingredients used to make more than 100 brands of dog and cat foods.

    In California, state agriculture officials placed a hog farm under quarantine after melamine was found in pig urine there. Additional testing was under way to determine whether the chemical was present in the meat produced by American Hog Farm in Ceres since April 3, the state Department of Food and Agriculture said.

    So far, melamine’s been found in both wheat gluten and rice protein concentrate imported from China. Media reports from South Africa suggest a third pet food ingredient, corn gluten, used in that country also was contaminated with melamine. That tainted ingredient has not been found in the United States, the FDA said.

    FDA investigators were awaiting visas that would allow them to visit the Chinese plants where the vegetable protein ingredients were produced.

    “Melamine was found in all three of those — it would certainly lend credibility to the theory that it may be intentional. That will be one of the theories we will pursue when we get into the plants in China,” Stephen Sundlof, the FDA’s chief veterinarian, told reporters.

    Chinese authorities have told the FDA that the wheat gluten was an industrial product not meant for pet food, Sundlof said. Still, melamine can skew test results to make a product appear more protein-rich than it really is, he added. That raises the possibility the contamination was deliberate.

    “What we expect to do with our inspections in China will answer some of those questions,” said Michael Rogers (news, bio, voting record), director of the division of field investigations within the FDA’s office of regulatory affairs.

    Wilbur-Ellis Co., the U.S. importer of the tainted rice protein, said Thursday it was recalling all the ingredient it had distributed to five U.S. pet food manufacturers. The San Francisco company in turn urged its customers to recall any products that may be on store shelves.

    So far, just two of those companies have done so: Natural Balance Pet Foods and Blue Buffalo Co.

    Natural Balance, of Pacoima, Calif., announced a limited recall Monday of its Venison and Brown Rice canned and bagged dog foods, Venison and Brown Rice dog treats and Venison and Green Pea dry cat food.

    Blue Buffalo, of Wilton, Conn., followed Thursday by recalling 5,044 bags of its Spa Select Kitten dry food. The company intercepted most of the kitten food before it reached distribution centers, company co-founder Billy Bishop said.

    FDA officials would not release the names of the other two manufacturers that Wilbur-Ellis supplied, citing its ongoing investigation.

    The FDA could not provide updated numbers of pet deaths or injuries due to the contaminated pet food. The agency has received more than 15,000 calls since the first recall was announced more than a month ago.

    The FDA and Agriculture Department also were investigating whether some pet food made by one of the five companies supplied by Wilbur-Ellis was diverted for use as hog feed after it was found unsuitable for pet consumption.

    “We understand it did make it into some hog feed and we are following up on that as well,” Sundlof said.

    Later Thursday, California officials said they believe the melamine at the quarantined hog farm came from rice protein concentrate imported from China by Diamond Pet Food’s Lathrop facility, which produces products under the Natural Balance brand and sold salvage pet food to the farm for pig feed.

    “Although all animals appear healthy, we are taking this action out of an abundance of caution,” State Veterinarian Richard Breitmeyer said in a statement. “It is unknown if the chemical will be detected in meat.”

    Officials were investigating American Hog Farm’s sales records to determine who may be affected by the quarantine, said Steve Lyle, a spokesman for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The 1,500-animal farm operates as a “custom slaughterhouse,” which means it generally does not supply meat to commercial outlets.

    “Mostly it is not so-called mainstream pork. This is an operation that sells to folks who come in and want a whole pig,” said Lyle said.

    Officials urged those who purchased pigs from American Hog Farm since April 3 to not consume the product until further notice.

    Dr. Mark Horton, state public health officer, said so far “evidence suggests a minimal health risk to persons who may have consumed pork” from the farm.

    A man who answered the phone for American Hog Farm late Thursday declined to comment and referred calls to state officials. Phone calls to Diamond Pet Food’s Lathrop facility and Meta, Mo., headquarters were not immediately returned.

    • Mom to Tiga and the gang

      and so it continues. They feed hogs the food our pets can’t eat, and then we eat the pork? We really may be in big BIG trouble guys. This may have happened all over the country.

      • mayra

        If I were the FDA, I’d be testing human food too. Not just meat from the animals that ate the tainted feed, but also foods that have gluten or rice protein added to it. They’ve been telling us how it didn’t make it into the human food supply, but I’m not buying the argument. Not when every day we hear from them that what was safe yesterday isn’t safe today.

    • Avatar of amylou Amy Lou from Missouri

      *mouth gaping* That’s all I can say. So glad my boys aren’t sick right now, but I’m also becoming worried about myself!!! This is getting out of hand. And I’m so sorry to hear about Bob and I’m glad you’ve figured out what has been wrong so that you can hopefully get it fixed without any permanent damage! Best of luck to you!

  27. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Bar of soap gives caffeine kick in the shower**
    Fri Apr 20, 4:02 AM ET

    LONDON (Reuters) – Inventors have created a soap infused with caffeine which helps users wake up in the morning.

    The soap, called Shower Shock, supplies the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee per wash, with the stimulant absorbed naturally through the skin, manufacturers say.

    “Tired of waking up and having to wait for your morning (coffee) to brew?” ask the makers, thinkgeek.com.

    Scented with peppermint oil, each bar is designed to provide a stimulant boost within five minutes.

  28. MeezerMama

    Ooh angry kittens
    Apparently come in threes
    They’d rather be playing
    In the warm summer breeze

    Trixee’s the ring leader
    And Baxter the goon
    Teddy’s the one
    For whom the girls swoon

    Chasing the tails
    Of both Zoe and Bella
    Bet they didn’t know
    these babies are Goodfellas

  29. Avatar of Christie Christie

    Now that is cattitude if I’ve ever seen it.

  30. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Four-legged duck now three-legged**

    Stumpy the famous four-legged duck has lost one of his claims to fame.

    He is now a three-legged duck after getting one of his extra limbs caught in his pen, reports Metro.

    Stumpy caught the media’s attention worldwide after he was born at the Warrawee Duck Farm in the New Forest, Hampshire.

    Farm owner Nicky Janaway said: “He’s now only got three legs and a stump, which means he’s Stumpy by name and stumpy by nature.

    “He got the leg caught in the pen fencing, he clean snapped it but he had no idea anything had happened so he may not have had any sensation in it.

    “We whisked him off to the vet who finished off what he had started and cleaned it up.

    “The good thing that has come out of it is that he can now roam the farm and he and his girlfriend duck, Alice, are harassing the others.

    “It has given him his freedom because if he had got his leg stuck in a hedge like he did in the pen, I would never have found him. The other leg is tucked up so it has no chance of getting stuck.”

  31. Avatar of JeannetteinCO Jeannette in CO

    Were any of the rest of you nursing a virtual hangover this morning? I wondered if we were celebrating Bunker Hill.

    Anyway, can I light up a virtual cigaret on my 12th anniversary here?

    Tuxes rule! (even the shabby tattered ones)

  32. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Here is a cute “test” that our friend Evangeline emailed me…

    **High School Coolness Test**

    This test is based on how cool you were in High School–what crowd you ran with, etc., but it’s still pretty accurate. You may want to send it to your friends to see if they’ve changed.

    SEE IF YOU ARE STILL A COOL PERSON:

    http://www.elks590.org/main/cooltest.htm

  33. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Mom, Daughter Give Birth Within Minutes**
    Ohio Mother And Daughter Give Birth Within Minutes, Both Delivered By The Same Doctor

    MANSFIELD, Ohio, Apr. 20, 2007(AP) They may be uncle and nephew, but two newborns may feel more like brothers after being born just minutes apart.

    Theresa Crouse, 39, gave birth to a son at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital at 11:20 a.m. Monday. At 11:27, her daughter, Carrie Gresh, had her own baby boy at the same hospital _ and delivered by the same doctor.

    Gresh, 21, said the two women suffered through morning sickness together and thought their babies would arrive hours apart.

    Crouse said she went into induced labor because of a medical condition and her daughter’s labor was induced at the same time.

    Crouse called her little boy Caleb Izus Crouse a miracle. “I had been wanting to have a second child for more than 20 years,” she said. “I was told I wouldn’t be able to have any more children.”

    Gresh said it’s going to be interesting watching new brother and her boy, Landin, grow up and go to school together. The extended family currently lives in the same duplex.

    “I think this will be great,” Crouse said. “They’ll grow up like brothers.”

    • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

      I found this story interesting. When my mom was pregnant with me, my grandmother (her mother) was pregnant with her 10th. My aunt and I were born a week apart, so I have an aunt who is a week younger than me! :)

  34. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Novelty Phone Causes Stir At Post Office**
    Novelty Phone Causes Ticking Sound Inside Package, Creating Bomb Scare At Mo., Post Office

    WRIGHT CITY, Mo., Apr. 20, 2007
    (AP) Telephones typically ring, not tick, so a man who went to the post office to pick up a novelty phone he ordered over the Internet was alarmed that the package was ticking.

    It turned out that the phone _ shaped like Winnie the Pooh _ had a feature the customer didn’t know about: An incoming call causes Winnie’s head to spin, and the feature apparently had been activated during shipping.

    The ticking that prompted evacuation of the Wright City post office Thursday morning was Winnie’s head repeatedly hitting the side of the package, said Cpl. Julie Scerine, a spokeswoman for the Missouri Highway Patrol.

    Police and members of the bomb squad were called about 6:45 a.m. when the man retrieving the package noticed the unexpected sound. Wright City is about 45 miles west of St. Louis.

    “It was pretty distinctly ticking,” Police Chief Don Wickenhauser said. “And he didn’t want to pick it up.”

    When authorities contacted the sender, he verified that it was nothing sinister.

    Scerine said authorities were both amused and relieved when they opened the package.

    “I guess the moral of the story is before you send electronics, take the batteries out,” she said.

    • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

      For a minute there I thought they were gonna have to blow up Pooh! There’s one for you HM! I can hear her now, “Pooh hit the fan!”

  35. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
    — Jim Rohn

  36. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Anyone hear the Alec Baldwin voice mails? A rageaholic!

    • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

      Hey Dee! Heard it this morning. What a psycho nut! If he can talk like that to his own daughter……what next?? That’s what scares me. I sure hope they’ll consider that voicemail during his custody battle!! Sad very sad, feel really sorry for that little girl!

      • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

        I know! Such vile words. And I’ve always had a crush on him. I really like “30 Rock”—watched it last night. I’ts going to be hard to look at him without thinking about the horrid way he spoke down to his little girl.

        • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

          Especially when he called her a “pig” at the end of the phone message….WOW! I would be absolutely devasted if my Dad spoke to me that way. What a freak, he’s only hurting himself, don’t blame her if she never wants to have anything to do with him ever again! I too enjoy 30 Rock, have a whole new perspective on Alec now…

          • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

            I think he called her a “thoughtless little pig” a few times—and threw in a few choice words about mom. So, I’m certain he’ll go the typical route of “immediate rehab” to save his career. haha!

        • Avatar of Caddycat Caddycat in NJ

          Could it be that the words were taken out of context? Some of these kids these days a real brats. Not exactly great parenting, but he was obviously pissed off about something she did.

          • Mom to Tiga and the gang

            attack the behavior (with words), never the child.

          • mayra

            Apparently he was just angry that she missed a pre-scheduled phone call with him. I doubt she’ll want to speak to him at all after this.

      • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

        The first (and only) time my kids spent time with their father after our seperation, they came home asking what a whore was, cause that’s what daddy says you are. Wasn’t that nice.

        • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

          What a nice guy your ex…..jerk! Why do that??? Why be so hurtful and mean like that with children?? Men….can’t live with em’ and can’t shoot em’!! I know, I know, not all men are like that, but good Lord there’s a bunch of em’ out there!! I’ll just get another cat……

    • Mom to Tiga and the gang

      Heard what ABC aired. He’s such a moron. That’s child abuse, and a judge agreed. His visitations have been canceled.

    • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

      Kim Basinger is from my hometown and went to my high school (albeit 10 years and a name change before I did). We heard all about Alec’s violent temper from the time they split up. It changed the way I watched “Hunt for Red October.”

      I’m still waiting for Alec to keep the promise he made to leave the country should W. be elected president–in the 2000 election. Heck, I’ll even throw in some pocket change for the ticket (coach).

      • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

        Ray Parker Jr went to my high school (9 years before me). He sang that awful “Ghostbusters” song. Don’t be jealous! haha!

        • Avatar of HuddysMama Huddy's Mama

          He also sang with the awful band Radio. However, now he’s an awful jazz guitarist. I always heard people saying how talented he is, but I didn’t see it. Then again, I don’t see that with A LOT of people who are supposed to be talented.

          I’m gonna see how talented I am. This weekend, I’m going to buy myself a saxaphone and learn how to play it.

          Hello everyone, my computer is on the blink here at work. I’m actually on somebody else’s.

          I love these three kitties – what pretty boys. I guess it’s too late for me to pull out the backpack. Snooze and lose all day long.

      • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

        Can’t we just pack him and his brothers in a box (except for the one that was in Serenity) and ship them to Canada by parsal post???

        Gee, I wonder why Kim left him considering how ‘loving’ and ‘supportive’ he is

        jerk

        • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

          What has Canada done to us to deserve THAT, eh?

          Better if we send them to Iran or North Korea. Better yet, let’s put them in a box, label it “pet food” and send it to China!

          • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

            Well, they gave us Celene Dion….

            But yea, your idea is much better.

          • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

            Careful there Instinct hence you experience the rath of Evangeline who seems to be strangely missing. I am of half Canadian ancestry and when Bush got re-elected I strongly thought of giving up my American citizenship and become a Canadian.

        • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

          Is Adam their brother? I didn’t know that. If he is, he’s one of the good ones. If not the only. I haven’t cared for Alec since I first saw him on SNL. And it seems he’s been going downhill ever since. Which one was on Celebrity Fit Club? Was it William? I can’t remember. All I can say is he may not see her again, but I doubt he’ll get out of paying child support!

  37. Avatar of caroline caroline

    What a trio of sweeties! Makes my day a little brighter. :)

  38. donna

    Triple the fun!! (Want to reach through the computer and hug these little angels!)

  39. debsterwiz in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Good morning TDKers. Happy 4-20!!!

    What an adorable trio of sweeties. I would pack them up and take them home but if I do it again today, Huddy’s Mama will stick me for sure!

  40. Michael

    If looks could kill, they’d get 20-years for that one! :-D

  41. Avatar of Teresa Teresa in LO

    Triple treat Fuzz. All dressed up in their tux’s for a night out. Mmrrow!
    Have a great Aloha Friday TDKers!

  42. smellycatslaw

    They are the cutest three little Gremlins I have ever seen

  43. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    New FREEBIES–hit the refresh button–new freebies constantly coming in…
    http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Free-Samples.aspx

  44. Avatar of SheriinFlorida Sheri in Florida

    So sweet and beautiful!! I do hope you decide to keep these fur babies. May the Lord bless you and these siblings always. :-)

  45. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Today’s Quote

    If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

    -Mother Teresa

  46. Avatar of feral susie in california

    !!!!!!WOW!!!!!! I’ve woke up this morning w/blurred vision. Seeing triples!!!!!! Absolutely Gorgeous Tuxedos!! They’re coloring is identical to the new feral cat out in my yard. I’m calling him Naughty Boy for now since he got his runt sister pregnant. Baxter & him could be brothers.

    • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

      Need to catch that Naughty Boy and clip those kitten making apparatus and then get the sister fixed. You will be knee deep in kittens by the fall.

      • Avatar of feral susie in california

        He is partially domesticated. Only comes to me outside. One day he was curious enuf to come in the house. I had a carrier all waiting for him & his pregnant sister. Well,needless to say, he was too smart for me. I almost got a Zorro across the front of me. Shortly after that I was able to get his sister in one. When I got her to the vet w/voucher in hand,they said she was too far along that they wouldn’t do for reasons that it would end up a live birth & I’d be taking premies home. I’ll get another opportunity tho. All the nice people here on TDK have really given the emotional strength to keep on pluggin at it. Thanks all

  47. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Re-posting this fantastic cat video! INSTINCT–this will put a smile on your face!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ4vmSvCVbc

  48. Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

    This pet food recall is really making me paranoid about feeding my cats their food… Has anyone hear if the Purina Cat Chow dry was affected or the Friskies ground can food?? I just want some reassurance…….

    • Avatar of cfredette chris, ma to Kittycat Dog, Squeaky, Yathzee & Freckles

      I hear you load and clear……..Friskies is what I use

    • Avatar of feral susie in california

      The same here LeeAnne. I’ve had no ill-effects (knock on wood) I’ve been using that cliche quite abit lately.

    • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

      I use the same combo, so far haven’t heard a thing. Even if you call the manufacturer they won’t tell you anything that hasn’t been released by the press office.

    • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

      Hi LeeAnne, I feed mine Friskies canned food and so far so good. I’ve been feeding them dry Science Diet Lite, but since it has corn gluten, out it goes although they all eat it and seem fine.

  49. Avatar of feral susie in california

    —-LYNN in PA—- Sorry I didn’t answer your post yesyerday about all my kittie’s names (although only one is really ours). I guess I pooped out early after a hard day of chasing cats. LOL. Starting w/indoor cats:Binky & Julie(both 12 yrs) Hannah & Lacy(sisters from a throw-away mom,they’re 7yrs) Winnie(who came to us clawless because some idiot thought about their furniture before the kitty) & Cowboy(he’s working on his 9th life as I type this.Outdoor cats:Booty(he looks Siamese/Himalayan-big boy) Buddy(about 14yrs) Sqeekers(the only sound that comes out when she talks) Hopper(he’s dislocated his leg a # of times fighting) Momma B#*^&(part siamese & the reason for all the feral cats)She had Runt(who now has her 1st litter) Naughty Boy,Pretty Girl,& Scaredy Cat. Oh & Momma has another new litter(somewhere).As you can see,too many for me. Sorry for the long post you guys. Seeing the #’s in print is overwhelming. lol

    • Avatar of Lynn from PA 6/8 Lynn from PA

      That’s ok Susie, thanks for telling us about your brood! Quite a housefull and yardfull!! Bless you for taking care of all of them.

      I use Friskies, dry and wet and 9 lives wet for my 2 babies. So far so good here too. Wishing the best to all kitties in this time of confusion and all parents as well.

      The 3 mousers are adorable today!

  50. Brenda

    Oh, My favorites…the beautiful Black and White kitties. I just love to look at all the unusual markings they have!! Borrow a trap from a rescue group and get the Mom kitty spayed and release her back and keep her fed. While you are having her spayed, put a flea treatment on and give her the needed vaccines. I do this a lot and it is so wonderful to know you have helped to stop the populating of homeless kitties!! Need help? Check out Alley Cat Allies on the web.

    • Avatar of feral susie in california

      I am lucky enuf to have a trap. I’m trying to find her brood w/out her knowing so I can gather them up as well.

  51. Avatar of feral susie in california

    Brenda-the only problem is Momma is still nursing out there somewhere. Too many hungry raccoons around here right now to leave the babies alone. Took Runt once w/voucher for spaying-she was too far along. couldn’t get cage built sooner than her birthing. I know nothing about kitten-raising,never had them that young.

  52. Oh God guys I need prayer please. My “friends” have decided to call people in to break up this house saying that I won’t get a job in time and that I shouldn’t waste my life taking care of my elderly parents. That I need to get rid of my cats,etc. I’d rather lose an arm or leg than my cats. I’m crying as I write this I don’t know what to do.
    Please pray for me and mine.

    • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

      My thoughts and energy and prayers are with you. these people are not your friends if they are trying to break up your home. Caring for elderly parents is NOT a waste of your life. Unless they need special medical attention frequently, having you take care of them is probably the happiest and healthiest situation. I don’t believe anyone wants to go into an assisted living or nursing home. People’s souls are in their homes and with their families. Stay strong.

    • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

      Marsha, Bitty and Bud my thoughts and prayers are with you. Who on earth is telling you that taking care of your elderly parents is a “waste of life”?? We only get one set of parents, and it is definitely NOT a waste taking care of them during their times of need…..My prayers are heading your way right away….

    • Avatar of HarleyVixen HV in HMB, CA

      Prayers and positive thoughts coming right to you. You might want to relate more of your situation so that your ‘family’ here can offer something more constructive. Hang in there!

    • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

      Marsha, my prayers are with you. You are dead-on by using the quotation marks. These folks are NOT your friends! Your parents nurtured you in the years when you could not take care of yourself (obviously you were nurtured, judging from all you do now), you are merely giving back the love they gave from you. Your cats sustain you emotionally, and are proven to reduce blood pressure (check out studies in the New England Journal of Medicine and other sources). What IS a waste of your life is listening to deadbeats like that. Give these $%^$%^s the attention they deserve (none), and keep on doing the right thing. God will reward you. He has already given you supporting friends right here.

    • Avatar of Renee in Arkansas Renee in Arkansas

      Marsha,
      So sorry for your troubles. Sending good thoughts your way and hope things work out for you. That doesn’t sound like very good friends to me, especially if they want you to get rid of your cats. I don’t know the whole story but if you want to take care of your parents, that’s your business, not theirs. Hugs to you. May you find the strength to get through this, just take it one day at a time and hug your kitties. They always provide comfort when needed.

    • Avatar of gladys gladys

      What on earth kind of “friends” are THOSE?? Won’t get a job “in time” for who or what?? You’re over 21, are you not?? So how can these people think they dictate your life choices–and those of your parents?? It’s things like this that just make me glad I’m a hermit–people have a way of nosing into things that are NONE of their business, and it’s almost never to anyone’s good when they do.

      Hugs and prayers, Marsha…hang in there. (And tell these so-called “friends” to butt out!)

    • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

      So sad, Marsha. We are here for you.

    • Avatar of Lynn from PA 6/8 Lynn from PA

      Marsha, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Please try to stay calm. I know things will work out for you. Please keep us posted.

    • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

      Tell your “Friends” to mind their own buisness and leave you alone. How dare they decide that they know what is best for you!

      Fight them with everything that you have. Get a lawyer if you have to, there are advocacy groups out there that could probably help.

      Whatever you do, don’t give up.

      And tell those ‘friends’ to take a flying f*** at a doughnut.

      jerks

      • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

        High five Instinct!! My sentiments exactly!

        Hang in there Marsha, we’re all here for you and your fuzzbutts and your parents too!

      • Avatar of rocknrollgang Tinafish from the birthplace of Elvis

        Dear Marsha,
        Stay strong dear, your heart will tell you what to do……meanwhile, I agree with Instinct. Tell those “friends” to take a flying f*** at a doughnut. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Avatar of feral susie in california

      I’m praying like I’ve never prayed before for you Marsha. Someday they’ll be elderly & maybe eat those cruel,vicious words & possibly choke on them. Hope,Faith,& Prayers to you!!!

    • debsterwiz in Wilkes-Barre, PA

      Chin up Marsha. If I were you I would talk to a legal advocate and get advised on my rights. There is no reason for you to have to get rid of your cats as long as they are permitted in your residence and they are well cared for. Your so called “friends” are just blowing smoke up your a##. All bark no bit. You have my positive thoughts X3.

      • Mom to Tiga and the gang

        Marsha, you are all ok and the cats are well taken care of? Whatever is going on, you need a lawyer ASAP, if you sense someone (or more) trying to control your actions. Please let us know a little more, and we can brainstorm with you. At least one lawyer is in our TDK community.

        • Thanks so much, I know my true friends are here.A so called “friend” of mine who looks down at the way I live w/ my 10 well taken care of cats,called elderly services andthey came in. Elderly services is saying b/c My dad has respiratory symptoms that living w/ animals is bad for him. It’s not, this house is big and I keep it clean.My parents are in bad financial shape but I am planning on getting a job asap. I’m a nurse and I could get a well paying job quickly but they think it’s “too big a load” for me to carry. THAT’S MY CHOICE!!! I feel too beat down to fight honestly and am at quite a disadvantage w/o much income at the moment.My parents depend on me a lot and I love being with them they’ve been wonderful to me.I don’t see how they can do this. I’m just devastated.

          • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

            Your parents still have a say in their lives. I can’t think that the state could just come in and dictate how and where someone can live.

            I know you are tired, but call a lawyer or find an advocacy group for the elderly. The will have the resources to help you and you won’t feel so alone.

            Don’t give up Marsha, ever. I know you’re tired, but please don’t give up

          • Avatar of Kitten Whisperer in Oregon (8/27) Kitten Whisperer

            Can you get your dad’s doctor to verify that your cat family won’t aggravate his respiratory symptoms. Are your parents eligible for medicare/medicaid or social security. Foodstamps might also be a possiblity. All of those things could help out with the finances.

            If a state or county agency is trying to forcibly relocate your parents, there should be a process for them to request a hearing. Try contacting your local Legal Aid office to see if you can get legal counsel through it.

            Good luck and stay strong!

          • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

            Instinct, the sad truth is that the state can totally wreck Marsha’s life, now that they’ve been called. In recent years (and due to some very high-profile cases of elderly abuse), Adult Protective Services have the same powers (and “guilty-even-after-proven-innocent” stigma-giving ability) that Child Protective Services has.

            Marsha, no matter how tired you are, contact the local AARP NOW! Get their recommendations for a VERY good lawyer to protect your interests and your parents’. Once you have been exonerated, sue the daylights out of your former friend in an effort to recoup the costs, which could be extensive. DO NOT DELAY–IT COULD COST YOU EVERYTHING!

            I’m sorry if I sound alarmist, but now that the state is involved, time is of the essence. My prayers for you are now at least tripled! Hang in there, girlfriend.

          • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

            No Ginny, you are totally correct in all of it. If you don’t strike hard and fast against them it makes it all that much more difficult to win.

            I am so glad that the law has been so twisted around all in the name of “protecting us”. I could use a heck of a lot less protection

    • Avatar of 2 Popoki One Popoki

      Some people just aren’t happy until they are doing their best to mess up someone else’s life. You know what you are doing…. just keep doing it ! Friends… yeah, well, with friends like those you don’t need enemies! Light and love to you and yours. Please… do keep us posted. Oh, yeah, and what Instinct said !!!

    • Avatar of brandilee Brandi Lee Maryland 25 fuzzbutts, 7 dogs, 2 turtles

      No one has a right to dictate what you can and can not handle…….and certainly non animal lovers would first try to control you having cats……they have no love of fuzz and therefore find them useless to living…………Never trust a person who does not care for cats or dogs………..these animals may indeed be part of keeping the spirits strong of your elderly parents, not to say you your self effect your parents spirit……Never comprimise when it comes to your fuzzbutts, they are your family, they need you, you need them…………..
      I LOVE teddy (middle) he is more grey than black what a beauty :)

    • Avatar of amylou Amy Lou from Missouri

      Best of luck to you, Marsha! Stand your ground and be proud of who you are and the life you’ve made for yourself. These people must have nothing better to do, and I can’t believe they are arrogant enough to think that they know how you should be living. I could have a few suggestions for them, and they aren’t nice!!!

    • Avatar of RosieinCA Rosie in SA

      Dear Marsha, Bitty and Bud:
      When I hear about things like this I wonder what has become of our society that we do not have time to honor those who cared for us when we were most vulnerable. It is our gift to them. However, it can be overwhelming and perhaps your “friends” aren’t trying to get you to give up your noble efforts but maybe take some time off for yourself. I am sure your parents wouldn’t mind if you had fun once and a while. There are services to day sit with your parents while you take some time off to be just you. Again, I don’t know I’m making conjectures with limited information. Bless you for your loving heart and caring soul. God sees you and knows. We are here and are sending you the comfort you deserve.

    • Avatar of miu miu

      That’s horrid! These people are certainly not your friends. I pray for you, don’t let them discourage you. You have the right to decide what you do for your life. And where I’m standing it looks like you’ve made very good choices. Stay strong!

    • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

      I will say a prayer for you Marsha. I agree with the suggestions on contacting AARP and getting a lawyer who specializes in family agency affairs so that you can protect your parents, yourself and your fuzzbutts. Then sue this “friend” for all that they have to teach them to mind their own “fricken” business. There are so many jobs out their for nurses so they shouldn’t be worried about your landing a job and all. Who made them the judge and jury?

    • Rumi

      I don’t understand — assuming you’re an adult, Marsha, there’s not a damn thing your supposed “friends” can do! You have the right to live your life as you choose, as do your parents (assuming they still have all their mental faculties…no offense intended, I just don’t know anything about your parents).

      Tell your “friends” to bugger off!

    • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

      Marsha, I have tears in my eyes just reading your post, and those of the dear people here. I am in total agreement. I don’t know who these “friends” are, but they need to back off and let you live your life as you see fit. Do get outside help; especially on the legal and medical levels. Happines means different things to different people, and if you and your parents (and your kitties) are happy, especially since you keep the place up, etc., then they are not your friends. True friends would be helping you whereever and however they could.

    • got to your church get help from anyone that can vouch for your character ,get affadavits notorized and get a lawyer,preferably there is one in your church that will not charge you an arm and a leg.

  53. Avatar of Mags Mags

    I wish you lived closer—I’d take this trio a heartbeat!

  54. Sandi

    Gorgeous fuzzy babies!

  55. Avatar of rowan rowan

    triple the fuzz!

  56. Avatar of Renee in Arkansas Renee in Arkansas

    They are so adorable! I just want to hug them up. Trixee reminds me of my cat Puddin’ and Baxter looks a bit like my cat Spooky. If they were mine, I would have to keep them. They are just so cute and loveable.

  57. Avatar of Sheba's Mom in Phoenix, AZ 10/8 Shebas Mom In Phoenix, AZ

    Triple cuteness overload!

    I looked at cat food websites for hours yesterday—the regular type of Friskies wet is OK-it was the types with gravy and “Special Cuts” that had the recall. The dry is OK.

    Several months ago when I was short of cash I bought the “Special Kitty” brand (was a recall) from Walmart for my feral colony. When I put it in their bowl, they gave me a look of ” You REALLY expect us to eat this crap?!” They seemed to know it was bad for them!

    I am wiping away tears—I read the article about the deliberate use of the melamine-stuff. It had a picture of a little boy holding a picture of his first kitten, who died at 9 months old from the bad food—just broke my heart! God forgive me for feeling such hate for the Chinese!

    • Avatar of feral susie in california

      Sheba’s Mom—–your not alone—-right now,I’m feeling that same hate.

    • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

      I feel the same way Shebas Mom….eventhough the food I’m feeding my babies isn’t on any list, I’m still paranoid every time I fill their bowls, wondering “what if”…….

      Just hope pet food manufacturers will us USA products only from now on………

    • MeezerMama

      Please don’t hate the Chinese. It’s not the common people that have done this. This was fueled by greed in the corporations. All of this recall mess is horrific but don’t misdirect your anger. What the decision makers did is sick and terrible. They are the people to direct your malice towards

    • Avatar of Lynn from PA 6/8 Lynn from PA

      Did I read this right?? I didn’t know that Friskies cat food was in any recall at all. Can someone please verify. Thanks

      • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

        Lynn, as far as I know, Friskies isn’t in any recall, but all these recalls are getting so darn confusing and upsetting to me, I’m still worried about any brand at this point!

        • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

          As of now, I’m still feeding my babes Friskies ground can food and dry Purina Cat Chow.

          • Avatar of Lynn from PA 6/8 Lynn from PA

            Thanks for the help. My 12 yrs old babies have been on Friskies canned and dry since birth. I haven’t had any problems, but have read some horrific stories on other websites about most dry food and canned food that haven’t been “officially” recalled. Am really frightened now. Please keep any and all info coming forth and prayers and good health to all TDKers and their babies.

          • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

            I’ve been feeding mine Purina Cat Chow dry nad since the recall Trader Joe’s Tuna for Cats as a sub for their wet food (Trader Joe’s voluntarily removed all their wet food from the shelves so they could test it themselves. So far, so good. Fingers crossed.

        • Avatar of Sheba's Mom in Phoenix, AZ 10/8 Shebas Mom In Phoenix, AZ

          I went on the Friskies web site to check the ingredients, even though they were not recalled. The wet food with gravy HAS wheat gluten in it, so I am not willing to chance it—

          • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

            My boys aren’t into anything with gravy in it. So I take it the ground stuff is ok?? UGH! All this is so frustrating!

    • Avatar of gladys gladys

      Glad I didn’t see that pic–i’m practically crying just THINKING about it, and I have several hours left before I can go home and hug my kits.

      I hate corporations. Say what you want about my GenX nihilistic question-everything hypocrisy (as I drink my Pepsi) but more and more, I think I should buy myself a farm and raise all my own food for me and the kitties. Corporate greed and corporate dominance is just so far out of hand these days–and even if this turns out to be deliberate, I know there will never be justice for these animals and the people who loved them.

      :::text messaging roomie to hug my kitties for me:::

  58. Avatar of TheArcalian Arcalian

    Three of a kind fuzz.

  59. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **81-year-old British granny begins jail term to abusive behaviour**
    April 19, 2007

    An 81-year-old British grandmother dubbed the “neighbour from hell” began a six-month jail term Wednesday, a day after being found guilty of a bizarre hate-filled campaign which included dropping her trousers at her next-door neighbours.

    Dorothy Evans, from Abergavenny, South Wales, shouted abuse, struck Angela and Roberto Casa with her walking stick and told their 13-year-old daughter she was a witch and would kill the family pet dog.

    Evans was given an Anti-Social Behavioural Order but persistently breached it with further bizarre acts including attempting to run the couple off the road on several occassions.

    The pensioner’s harassment of her neighbours began when she blamed the Casa family for a flood which prevented her selling her house.

    The judge presiding over the case, Roderick Denyer QC said: “These offences all involve neighbours of yours. It’s abundantly clear you will not change.

    It seems to me, despite your age and despite your infirmities, you have deliberately, for a period going on for 10 years, made life a misery for your neighbours.”

    He added that the sentence would have been much more severe had she been younger.

    “I don’t really care what the sentence is. I just hope she never speaks to me again,” a relieved Mrs. Casa said.

    “I just want to be able to get up in the morning and go out into my garden without having to worry about abuse.”

  60. Avatar of rocknrollgang Tinafish from the birthplace of Elvis

    Cattitude x 3 = going into Tinafish’s backpack. I do love tuxies. Come on sweet kittens, I’ll play with you and give you cat nip!

  61. Avatar of catlessinto catless but wanting in toronto

    OMG—how could anyone stop at three? I am sure your local humane society could help you trap the mama cat, have her checked out and spayed so you’re not having to catch kittens all the time…unbelievably gorgeous as they are…!

  62. Avatar of ClaudesMommy Earcat

    “Give us your catnip and no one will get hurt!” They should be wearing tiny black leather jackets. They’re adorable and tough.

  63. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Dutch stud elephant gets police escort for Belgian love trip**
    April 19, 2007

    A macho Dutch elephant left the Netherlands Tuesday under police escort for a special love trip to Belgium where the pachyderm is set to impregnate three females, the ANP news agency reported.

    The elephant, named Alexander, tips the scales at over 5,000 kilos (5.5 tons) and is a stud who has already made the rounds of the European zoo circuit. At the moment three elephants are pregnant by him and he has another six descendants.

    Alexander will remain in the Antwerp Zoo until September to fulfill his duties.

  64. lauren

    they are so cute

  65. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **”Robofalcons” to take on UK city’s pesky pigeons**
    Fri Apr 20, 9:14 AM ET

    LONDON (Reuters) – A flock of robotic falcons has been dispatched to tackle an influx of obese pigeons who are increasing in number and size thanks to an unnatural diet of fastfood.

    The mechanical birds — called ‘Robops’ — have been placed on rooftop locations around the British city of Liverpool, and will flap their wings and squawk loudly to scare the problem pigeons away.

    The initiative was launched to deal with the birds who are now considered a nuisance in the city, flying at people and leaving droppings everywhere, Liverpool council said.

    The pigeon problem has been exacerbated by residents in the city feeding the birds — whose natural diet is seeds and insects — with take-away leftovers. “We need to get the message across that anyone who feeds the birds intentionally, or occasionally with leftovers such as sausage rolls or burgers, is responsible for our streets being so crowded with these birds,” Berni Turner, Liverpool city council’s executive member for the environment said.

    The falcons, created by a Scottish company, resemble a Peregrine Falcon – which is a natural predator of pigeons.

    As a result of the scaring techniques and people not feeding the birds, it is hoped that the pigeon population will move out of the city center and into Liverpool’s parks and green spaces.

    The Council’s Environmental Health manager Andy Hull said that the scheme was an attempt to improve the health of the pigeons, as their current diet is unhealthy and dangerous.

    However, experts have condemned the scheme, saying that the council needs to tackle the source of the problem, rather than the symptoms.

    Emma Haskell, Director of PiCAS UK, the leading independent advisory body on the issue of bird control in Britain said her organization had done studies with mechanical deterrents and had found them to be completely ineffective.

    “We believe that this is a complete waste of time…and a waste of money,” she said. “Pigeons are a highly intelligent bird and they soon realize that these mechanical things are not a threat.”

    Liverpool has been named European Capital of Culture in 2008, but the city council currently uses the equivalent of 88 man-hours a day cleaning droppings from streets and buildings, at a cost of 160,000 a year.

    “The robotic hawks are almost laughable as a method of control and the cost associated with buying and installing the product… simply cannot be justified,” PiCAS said.

  66. Avatar of 2 Popoki One Popoki

    Did anyone else see the comic strip “Rose is Rose” this morning… ? I can so related – only when I’m doing ab work on my fitball LOL
    http://news.yahoo.com/comics/umedia/cx_rose_umedia/latest

  67. Avatar of sparkdragonfly dragonfly-Canada

    I couldn’t pick just one…they are like the 3 kitteneers or something. Sweeties.

    No kitties for my little one though who got fixed a couple weeks ago.

  68. Avatar of charliesmomma Charlie's momma

    Fluffy triplets!

  69. Jack Barnes

    I have a tuxedo cat that is short hair.
    They are so cute.

  70. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Authorities Say Drunken Driver Crashed Into Police Station**

    POSTED: 10:44 am PDT April 20, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA — A drunken driver veered onto a sidewalk and crashed into a police station, knocking bricks loose from the building, police said.

    The headquarters of the city’s 18th Police District was still structurally sound, said Lt. Joel Dales, a district supervisor.

    Investigators said the 22-year-old driver had been arguing with a woman in another car before the crash early Thursday. He was charged with driving under the influence.

  71. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    YAY!

    **1st All-Girl Team Set For Science Finals**
    Team Also First All-Black, All-Girl Finalist Group

    POSTED: 12:27 pm PDT April 18, 2007

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Members of a high school science team from Buffalo, N.Y., said even though they already have a couple of firsts under their belt, the most important one would be winning a national science competition.

    The students from Buffalo Prep are the first all-girl team to make the finals in the 17-year history of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl in Washington.

    The students — Sylvie Bizimungu, Kerris Sease, Bianca Coleman, Andrea Finley and Olivia Cox — also are the first all-black, all-girl group in the finals.

    But they said beating the 63 other teams is the real goal.

    The Energy Department said boys outnumber girls in the finals by four to one.

    Organizers said the goal is to encourage students to pursue careers in math and science.

    The competition this month involves a “Jeopardy” game show format with questions on biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science and math.

    The winners get a trip to France.

  72. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Drought Advisory Meeting Rained Out**
    Members Didn’t Want To Drive In Storm

    POSTED: 4:18 pm PDT April 19, 2007

    HELENA, Mont. — Thursday’s meeting of the Montana Drought Advisory Committee was canceled, because of rain.

    The rain-out message was sent to council members by the office of Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger. The e-mail described the rain and snow Montana has been getting this spring as “wonderful inclement weather.”

    Jackie Williams, executive assistant to the lieutenant governor, said drought committee members didn’t want to travel through the storms.

    The next meeting of the Montana Drought Advisory board is next month, weather permitting.

  73. Avatar of KathyinsmalltownNY Kathy in small town NY

    I WANT ONE!!! THEY ARE ALL SO ADORABLE THOUGH, HOW COULD I POSSIBLY CHOOSE!! LOL :)

  74. mayra

    The Tuxedo Triplets Gang is ready to strike. But even when they give those angry looks they are still so darn cute!

  75. Briar from Massachusetts

    Awww. . .”The Three Little Kittens!” Bless you for rescuing these babies! Yeah–too bad you haven’t been able to snag the mother yet and have her fixed. Well–keep trying, and good luck!

  76. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **ASPCA SUCCESS STORY OF THE WEEK: RAY OF LIGHT**

    It was a good thing Beth Zaug and her fiancé both shared a love of pit bulls. In November 2004, when the couple visited their local shelter in hopes of finding a pooch to join them in their new home, the decision was that much easier. “We’ve both had pit bulls in the past and share a passion for the misunderstood breed,” Beth explains.

    There were plenty of pups at the shelter, but one scruffy reddish-brown pit caught Beth‘s eye. “Her name was Sunshine,” Beth says. “And she was extremely shy. She curled up into a ball inside her cage and wouldn’t make eye contact with anyone.”

    The Zaugs learned that Sunshine had been abandoned when she was still a puppy, and spent several days in a field. After being rescued, she languished in the local shelter for almost nine months. “I fell in love right away with this withdrawn, quirky girl,” Beth remembers.

    The first few months at home were not easy. Sunshine was nervous around new people and whenever she was left alone, and she frequently soiled inside the house. The Zaugs also noticed her ear was inflamed—but that was minor compared to the problem of her hair falling out. “We treated the ear infection,” Beth says, “but the balding appeared to be an allergy that took months to treat.” As for the pooch’s nerves, Beth recalls, “My husband and I vowed not to give up on our girl.”

    It has been over two years now, and Sunshine has left her anxieties behind. She quickly makes friends with people and other dogs. She has also formed an exceptional bond with Beth’s husband and often won’t leave his side.

    “Sunshine is the light of my life,” Beth beams. “She makes our family complete.”

  77. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Ban on Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption
    https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2125

  78. Avatar of AngelaMotorman Angela Motorman

    New message just to say that i left a very long one about rapping and socializing ferals, but it’s appended to a much earlier comment so folks who check back and only look at the bottom of the qeue for new post might miss it. I really hope this helps not only the “other” Angela, but anyone who is doing or thinking about doing work with feral kitties.
    Thanks!
    And, oh boy, are those three little tuxies adorable. I’m missing my giant Tuxie (Tux Ritter), an older tomcat I trapped and loved for just three years before he died…but I already have 7 other rescues, so some other lucky folks will get to love those Trixie, Teddy and Baxter.

  79. Avatar of ILoveMyCats ILoveMyCats in TX

    Three Musketeer Fuzz!! So cute.

  80. Avatar of Deena Belgoderi Deena

    Amazing how much you all talk about everything on this site except the kitties…always leads to other things (quiche, IDOL, Goodfellas) where do you all get this from? may be you should communicate over the phone or in a chat room!

    BTW…I’ll take all three…ship them to me and I’ll keep them safe, happy and healthy….

  81. Avatar of amylou Amy Lou from Missouri

    Beautiful little pissy babies! Oooh… did I say that? hehe. They are gorgeous!

    • Avatar of LeeAnne in FL 3/25 LeeAnne in FL

      The more I look at these cute fuzzbutts, the more it looks like they have that “sour puss” look on their faces! Such cuteness!

  82. Avatar of amylou Amy Lou from Missouri

    Great news! Hubby and I have decided to adopt again. It all started when we heard about a pure-bred female that needed a home. Some doofusey people decided to buy one to breed her. Now they are moving and decided to put her down if they couldn’t find a home for her right away. All I can say is “?????????” Anyway, we opened ourselves up as a last-resort home, but they eventually found a good home for her. But we got so excited about having a new kitty that we are going next Saturday to get one from All Creatures no-kill shelter! I can’t wait!

  83. Avatar of rocknrollgang Tinafish from the birthplace of Elvis

    The Three Mousekateers!

  84. Avatar of Athena Athena

    hi all I had the day off work so I got here during the day, been checking the site and keeping up on all the recalls and the kittens have been as beautiful and cute as ever, just love this pic the middle one is my favorite. the feral I took in and treated for the eye infection is back outside and doing well he hangs around but not to close another new one has showed up a black and white tux, havent got close enought to see if it is male or female. but it has found the food so i know it is getting plenty to eat. has anyone heard anything about purina natural blends chicken and oatmeal formula? i bought someof this for my kids and one of them threw up all over during the night and it was green and slimey, took the food away and everyone seems fine just not sure what is wrong keeping close eye on everyone

    • 12 PAWZ in FL

      Several weeks ago, I bought Purina Naturals,w/ vitamins & minerals. Only one kitty would eat it. Several minutes later he hurled it all over the kitchen floor. Seemed to be o.k. afterwards. The next morning I found 6 clear and slimy vomits. Took him to the vet…….they kept him for several hours, running tests, etc. Nothing was found to be abnormal, thankfully. He is FIV positive, so I am always watching out for anything strange going on. Sure gave me a scare…….and I kept the bag of food, in case it should be one to become on the recall list.

      • Avatar of Athena Athena

        mine are all fiv neg, and so far today eveyone seems fine but my cats never throwup. I had a cat a few years ago that would hurl all the time, but the ones i have now dont thats what worried me it was so nasty it took the finnish off the wood floor. so glad i was off work today to be here to keep an eye on them so far so good

        • 12 PAWZ in FL

          Athena….Just looked at your Catster page…what cute kitties…..I left them all treats….their “bowls”looked rather low!!! My son has 2 kits that look exactly like Rocket and Tiger Cat. They are litter mates also. Such sweet puddies….must be the Maine Coon influence!!

    • Avatar of feral susie in california

      I bought the last canister on the shelf a few weeks back(from Safeway) Needless to say,I read ingredients & it listed wheat glutien in it. So i never opened it & never gave it to mine. I wouldn’y feed them anymore of it.I sure hope your fuzzbutts keep doing better.

  85. Avatar of AngelaMotorman Angela Motorman

    Melamine poisioning for profit: it’s not just about pet food anymore!

    Here’s a piece about a pig farm that’s been quarantined after melamine was found in the pig urine:
    http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=4929

    The human food chain may be contaminated, and we’ll be the last ones to know. The FDA has very little actual responsibility here, and they’re stonewalling about what they do know:
    http://www.tompaine.com/print/stonewalling_at_the_fda.php

    And an overview, by the same writer at a different site:
    First, they came for the spinach.
    http://commonsense.ourfuture.org/e_coli_conservatives

    Time to write some letters to the editor and emails to elected representatives, yes?

  86. Avatar of Teresa Teresa in LO

    Three little kittens lost their mittens and they began to cry…

  87. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    HOUSTON–have you heard further info on the gunman in the Space Center??

  88. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Spinach-Mushroom Lasagna

    For even more mushroom flavor, add a few dry porcini mushrooms to the sauce.

    9 lasagna noodles
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 lb. spinach, stems removed, chopped*
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
    2 eggs
    2 lb. ricotta cheese
    1/4 cup (1 oz.) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
    2 cups sliced mushrooms
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 lb. plum tomatoes, chopped
    1/3 cup red wine
    1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

    1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 13×9-inch pan. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions.

    2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add spinach; cook 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Set aside.

    3. In medium bowl, combine eggs, ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Set aside.

    4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is transparent.

    5. Reduce heat to low. Add tomatoes, wine, remaining 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper; cook 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

    6. To assemble, arrange 3 cooked lasagna noodles over bottom of greased pan. Spoon and spread 1/3 of ricotta mixture over noodles. Top with 1/3 each of the spinach, sauce and mozzarella. Repeat layers twice. Cover pan with foil.

    7. Bake 45 minutes or until hot and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

    TIP *Two (10-oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, can be substituted for fresh spinach.

    12 servings

    PER SERVING: 270 calories, 13 g total fat (6.5 g saturated fat), 18 g protein, 20.5 g carbohydrate, 70 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 2 g fiber

    • Avatar of LynneinGeorgia Lynne in Georgia

      Dee, that sounds just yummy!

    • Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

      Really looks like a wonderful dish. As a vegetarian, and with every thing I love as ingredients, this is on my to do soon list.

      • Avatar of Renee in Arkansas Renee in Arkansas

        Elene in Pa,
        Hello and how are you? I hope your weather is getting some better. I seen on the news,where it has been storming in your area. It has been warming up here a little bit everyday, although it is supposed to rain most of next week. You said, you are a vegetarian. I have a recipe for Meatless burritos, that can be fixed in a crockpot. It was sent to me by a newsletter, that I get. I don’t know if you like burritos or can eat them. Just leave me a note sometime and I’ll post the recipe next week, if you’re interested.

        • Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

          Hi Renee, The weather here is beautiful. Spring has finally arrived in all its glory. Yesterday (Friday) it was in the mid 70’s and I got to cut my grass for the first time this year. My south facing gardens are in bloom, and the later bulbs like tulips are ready to burst open. Love it.

          I’m not a big Mexican food fan but I know many on this site are. Everyone is trying to cut down on meat fats so posting a meatless burrito recipe would be a good idea.

          Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  89. Avatar of rainingwolf Rainingwolf,Portland OR

    Triple the love, triple the fun, triple the snugs! Can’t beat the warm fuzzies of these three! How purrrfect are they ? Want them, want them, want them…..

  90. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Kittypaw in Memphis—are you out there? Hi, Cathi in NC!

  91. Avatar of miu miu

    Tough guys were tuxedos. But they also love their pink blanket. ;)

    These brothers are so adorable – I wish they’ve found their furever home. Good luck to their kind human Mom! Hope the feral Mom can be spayed and tamed.

    • Avatar of miu miu

      Bah – that’s ‘wear’. I guess it’s my bedtime.
      Boys, be nice and sleep tight!

    • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

      miu, good to hear from you!

      I didn’t get your reply from yesterday until well after the trio of terrors above made their entrance, but I DO know one Finnish character! Her name’s Anitta, and she teaches Spanish (!) at the high school in a neighboring town. Her daughters and my daughter are on the cross-country team together. Anitta’s a character-and-a-half!

      • Avatar of miu miu

        Oh, ditto! That’s so nice of you! :)

        And thanks for that quiche recipe. It sounds delicious. I don’t cook much but I love baking. I have to make changes though, can’t get all the ingredients here.

        Send my greetings to Anitta and ask her how on Earth did that happen. She must be a gutsy girl.

  92. Sierra

    Lean with it!
    Rock with it!

  93. Avatar of pclark200 Patty

    They are saying, “What the heck does that human think they are doing to us!”

  94. Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

    OMG!!! Sooo cute!

  95. Avatar of hobbitwife Yvonne

    They look like the kitten mafia!! LOL!! Little hardcore fuzzins!!

    • Avatar of miu miu

      ‘Kitten mafia’. I’ll steal that line from you.

      This picture was clearly taken in the slammer. I wonder what the charge was…

  96. prawn

    maman got around some. :)

  97. Susan in Oregon City,OR

    Cute Tuxes! Re: Mama cat, have you tried a live trap? Many vets and/or feed stores will rent you one for under $10/week, or Harbor Freight has them much cheaper than stores. There is also a group, Feral Cat Coalition(?, unsure of name), that will spay feral cats that are released back, since many will not adapt to homes with people. Kitties are cute, but we want them to have nice happy homes, not short unhealthy lives.

  98. john from lafayette ny

    lets get away from the drugs and drinking and get back to the real subject . the cats and kittens

  99. Avatar of karen Karen Giles

    does anyone know web site that has the list of recalled pet foods?

  100. sunnie

    your cats are so!!!!!!!!!cute

  101. Avatar of karen Karen Giles

    thank you for the info

  102. ATTENTION:TO EVERYONE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR PET FOODS;DRS. FOSTER &SMITH.COM SELL THEIR OWN NATURAL ORGANIC WET AND DRY FOODSAND GURANTEE 100%THAT IT IS CORN AND WHEAT GLUTEN FREE.

  103. I LOVE TUXEDOS,and these are just so fluffy looking.

  104. Avatar of athenadoros Dorian

    Three perfectly charming little tuxedo kittens!

  105. hi to susan in oregon city ,i’m in milwaukie oregon,suburb of portland,and to the owners of the three tuxedo kitts,hurray for oregon finnally geting on TDK.,lord knows i’ve tried to get my kittens on here.

  106. Sandra

    They are so sweet, I have two sweeties, one is a Maine Coon and one Calico and I love them dearly, Tabby and Tinkerbell.

  107. Avatar of Caddycat Caddycat in NJ

    Trixee, Teddy and Baxter
    All dressed up with someplace to go! They look like they could step out of that carrier and break into a song and dance! Too cute!

  108. matthew

    such cute cats! im almost 10 years old and my moms sleeping

  109. Womanwarrior

    These beautiful darlings look like a singing trio!

  110. yuki

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i love kittys there like lil fur balls that have mind powers tehe ya keep in mind i’m not mental i just hav a cat and a grandmother lol (peace)

  111. i like katzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz kittens r tooo smallyyyyyyyy my cat likes to sleep in bucketsssss like a fat eice of furry bloby kinda pizza thigy it’s sososoosososos kute lol

  112. meow

    a trio of cuteness…all around cutie pies…they are so sweet. i would keep em all :)

  113. Avatar of elsie ElsieBean

    All three kitties have the same disapproving look!

  114. Andrea

    They look like badazz gangstas. They’re even all wearing the same “colors”.

  115. Avatar of amylou Amy Lou from Missouri

    OOOKKKKK….. I actually really enjoyed the story, Dee. I can multi-task. Check it out! Cute kitties!!! Funny, crotchety old granny!!! Yep, worked fine!

  116. Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

    Yeeaahh…they say the older you get…

  117. Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

    And by the way, having dealt with the neighbors from you know where*, I still see the humor. Dee, you just keep on doing like you do. Your posts are one of the reasons I keep coming back!

    *PG page!!! ;-D

  118. Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

    Or should I say “G”?

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