Thursday – 31/8/2017 – TDK Black Cat Appreciation Day

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  • #862248

    pussigato
    Participant

    Calling all Black Cat Hoomins

    #862250

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    I’m not a black cat hoomin per se – but am definitely a black cat aficionado! Purrhaps just for this day I can be an honourary black cat hoomin! πŸ™‚




    #862251

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    Good morning all. I’m just nipping in briefly before breakfast. I saw my neighbour as l put the rubbish out and she needs TDK White Light. She was taking her cat Ville to the vet for an operation on his eye. His only eye. I posted a Furry Friday recently that Ville was pictured in. Please think positively for Ville today.
    Thanks,back later in the day.

    #862254

    AV
    Participant

    Caddy is in her element today, being celebrated and all (just like all other days in this house) …

    Oh, white lights for Ville …. poor guy, only one eye!

    Son has been good about keeping in touch thru Viber (love that app) …. he called yesterday and wanted my recipe for Jambalaya – he was cooking GF dinner …. seems like things are going well ….he gets back Sunday, so I’m sure I’ll hear all about it ….

    Had fun yesterday at the beach with Mr. AV and even though it was a cloudy day, I managed to get sunburnt πŸ™ …. have a great day all!

    #862257

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    I’m sure there are plenty of mini panthers who will adopt you for the day, KJ!

    Many black cats in my life – current, past and probably future. Leela’s leg rubs are the best, Comet’s daybreak concerts are musical wake up calls, and Huey hugs always make me smile!

    My first black cat was Jinx/Jinxie. She was the family cat and lived into her early 20’s. Then there was Aja, Taz and Smokie. Rounding off the current crew is Dewey and Star. I love my panthers!

    #862259

    Leeny
    Participant

    Sheree doesn’t mind being appreciated some more:

    Sheree

    #862261

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Prayers for Ville, MS.

    Parlour panthers rock!

    Leeny, Sheree is one gorgeous noir kitty!

    #862262

    pussigato
    Participant

    Sheree is a gorgeous girl and she has wonderful brother with Cedar.

    I believe that Lagatta doesn’t want to post a picture of Livia because she’s so adorable someone might steal her in the night. 😯

    #862263

    pussigato
    Participant

    #862264

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    What’s that pic PG? Just a Q mark shows up.

    You could be right about Miss Livia. Considering that I do live in the same city as Lagatta. But I have not as yet resorted to becoming a cat burglar! πŸ˜‰

    #862265

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    I’m back.
    No news yet on Ville or how his operation went but I will let you know when I know.





    #862267

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    We had one black cat in our time, she was litter mate to Whitefoots our first cats as a married couple but sadly she caught cat flu and didn’t make it. Her name was Wild.
    AV, it’s great that son is keeping you up to date on his trip and I bet you can barely wait until Sunday.
    Leeny, please tell Sheree that she is one gorgeous girl.
    LOL really Lagatta? Are we not going to see Miss Livia?
    PG, I don’t even get a Q, inquiring minds are inquiring.
    πŸ˜• 😯
    What a odd day as far as the weather goes. Overcast but very warm, actually uncomfortably warm when you go into stores that are now overheated. Then we get rain and then sun showers and black clouds arrive and we get rain and sun. Crazy and you don’t know what to wear.

    #862269

    PollyMonster
    Participant

    Archie
    Two black and a tux
    Archie on his scratchy pole
    Flicker, Harry, Archie

    #862271

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    Oh my Elaine, you have three beautiful black cat. Wow Archie is a big fluffy boy.
    Ville update, he is home and chowing down hungrily. Operation was not 100% but his eye looks better than is had been. I don’t know what the problem was but there was the possibility he may lose the sight in it if the operation was not done. He lot his other eye from medication required when his Mama rescued him. He had a serious ringworm infection and the ringworm meds caused the loss of sight in one eye and damaged the other and meant his teefs never grew properly. He doesn’t know any different and just gets on with life with his best friend and sibling a wee dog.

    #862272

    pussigato
    Participant

    This is what was suppose to show up, KJ
    Here’s my 2.5 cents



    #862273

    pussigato
    Participant

    In June 2014, little Noodle came in Niamh’s life. He never looked back.

    3 years later – Mr. Noodle Kaboodle’s last vet check he weighed in at a whopping 5.45kg (12 lbs). Now Noodle is a very large cat not necessarily “obese” but a 3-legged cat should always be on the “slim” side to reduce the risk of joint issues later in life.

    Niamh is sick because she’s running herself ragged…again. I’m posting Mr. Noodle Kabooble bio.

    #862274

    pussigato
    Participant

    I love the slippers KJ. So that’s why my gang have such sharp claws, MS. πŸ˜†

    Hopefully, your Son and GF will work out their future together. Naturally, Miss Caddy expects and deserves extra attention today.

    Oh Eliane, Mr. Archie is a fluffy, fluffy guy kit. Mr. Archie definitely likes his scratchy pole! πŸ˜‰ I love how the brothers hang out and reconnoiter the universe.

    It’s wonderful that Ville came out of surgery, if not 100&, at 85%. If, by chance, he loses his eye he’s still a trooper.

    Cya and have a happy~

    PG

    #862275

    PollyMonster
    Participant

    A number of beautiful black cats have passed through my life and I’m afraid the meadow would need to be very large to accommodate them all. Archie was a slightly fluffy shelter kitten who grew to be a gorgeous 8 kg fuzzball, but alas his kidneys collapsed when he was only 6 yo. Flicker was a terrified skin-and-bone wreck who turned into the most beautiful, trusting, affectionate satin-sleek panther. I was feeding him for 5 months before he would let me touch him. He made it to senior cathood. After I’d been leaving food out for a while I realised I was actually feeding 2 cats, which is how I adopted Harry.

    #862276

    PollyMonster
    Participant

    Great news that Ville is home and on the mend.

    #862281

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    So many beautiful black cats–why would anyone be afraid of them? I have my sleek beauty Bowtie, who has the sweetest purrsonality. She doesn’t like to be held, but lays on the arm of the chair or (HER FAVORITE) laying on the kitchen table in front of you and she gets her chin and ears scratched while she scopes out any food that she thinks might be up there. Of course I don’t let the cats up on the table while we are eating, but she thinks there is always something interesting to do up there–why else would we spend so much time sitting around that big oval thing in the kitchen? πŸ˜›

    #862282

    Jeankit
    Participant

    black cats rule
    Yes They Do ~ pic reminds me of my Blackie/wacky from years ago.
    Was a Stray that moved in…my dad was NOT a cat person – called kit li’l black devil/but visited with him every morning during his AM coffee time…so I guess they both knew who was boss…Blackie!
    No black cats around today…but ferals Kiki/dilute tabby/girl, OJ – orangie boy and li’l grey newbie – Smokey were here for Nomz this AM! Fluffer Luck & Diva Scoot were supervising from inside!
    cat coffee mug
    Fill’er up Tux…please πŸ˜‰
    OK, time for cuppa brew…end of month today…later/hopeful>

    #862283

    lagatta4
    Participant

    I’m sorry, purrsons, I’ve been terribly busy working – such is a freelancer’s life, too much or too little work.

    I don’t have a camera now; a friend took some LOVELY photos of the tiny black beauty Livia, but I can’t seem to find them. I’m working on a loaner computer, but the cloud isn’t actually IN the computer, it is in my e-mails, and I certainly wouldn’t have deleted Livia pics. Working on it.

    I’m working on an Indigenous cultural festival, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of UNDRIP, the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. There will be Amerindians and Inuit from here and elsewhere in the Americas, but also Maori and other Indigenous performers. There is a lot going on here for the 375th anniversary of MontrΓ©al and the 150th of Canadian Confederation, and Indigenous cultural groups made a case that they also warranted recognition. This area has had human presence for at least 4000 years and probably longer (yep, despite the cold – everyone couldn’t live in Mexico!)As a little archipelago of islands in a mighty river, it had great agriculture, fishery, hunting and trade routes. The two largest islands are Mtl and Laval, and there are many smaller ones.

    I hope that isn’t too semi-political for this site; it is a cultural festival, not a partisan one.

    Livia wants everyone to remember that she, her mother and her brother were all living in the lane behind our housing co-op. All have been adopted independently. All of them are black, though Livia’s mum is a tuxie, while Livia and her bro are entirely black. They are all small, but healthy as far as I know.

    The weather turned a bit chilly last night, and Livia lived up to her rep as a cuddler and very compact warmth factory.

    I remember my neighbour’s beloved Olive, dead of cancer some months ago, and my Renzo, Nadja, and other black cats back to the Theo I loved so much as a girl.

    #862288

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    I’m loving the black cat stories & pics!

    Indoor panthers Miss Leela and Master Comet thank TDK for this recognition, as well as outdoor trio Star, Huey and Dewey.

    #862295

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    MS, glad that Ville came through his surgery!

    Tks for suggesting this Special Day PG! So many beautiful noirs in TDK-land. To me black kits are the purrsonification of elegance! (“Yes, Dorry, you’re also most elegant!”) Speaking of whom, the boy wants to know just when TDK Silver Grey Tabby with Serious ‘Tude Appreciation Day comes around. *Sigh*

    I’ve said it many times before, peeps who diss black kitties or feel that they bring bad luck should get their mindset out of the 13th Century and lose their superstitions! πŸ™„

    Indeed, there was a nip in the air today and not of the catnip kind! πŸ˜‰ Too chilly for me! I’m not quite done with Summer weather as yet. Chilly tomorrow as well and then temps supposedly will rise next week. πŸ™‚

    #862296

    lagatta4
    Participant

    I was looking for the Livia pics, which will be posted as soon as I find them and figure out how to upload them – though I’ve worked on a computer for at least 2 decades, I am not a techie – but was so overworked and tired that I fell asleep cuddling Livia this afternoon and woke up in a haze not knowing if it was dusk or dawn.

    I woke up and got back to work, and put the finishing touches on an eggplant parmigiana, which I put back in the fridge to rest until I bake it. It is a simple dish, but there are tricks to keep the eggplant from absorbing too much oil. The eggplant slices must be rested in towel (paper towel could work, but I keep white cotton towel for such purposes). My neighbour who was Olive’s daddy has an allotment in a community garden, and when he was away on a short holiday, I was instructed to cut all the veg and herbs that were ready and that i wanted, so those embellished the parmigiana. I do hope he gets another cat soon; he obviously misses Olive.

    Edited to add: I love silver tabbies and they are equally elegant. Don’t feel I have to elaborate on the catastrophic harm done by racism, whether to humans or cats… We’re all mammals, as that silly song goes.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by  lagatta4.
    #862300

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Lagatta, Dorry thanks you! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

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