CAT LOVERS HOP - DAY 1
So happy to be here again, loving scrapping my kitties.
There are lots of prizes to play for and loads to gain from this wonderful cat loving community that has grown from its inception 8 years ago. I'm proud to say, I've played along for every single one of them! AND how lovely it is catching up with these wonderful people and their creativity again!
All you need to do is have a cat focussed project of any sort (cards/scrapbooking/OTP, even sewing/quilting/anything created by you - cats of any kinds (lions, tigers - no bears! Oh my!) so you don't even have to own a cat! How great is that!
First off is:
DAY 1 GAME: Kitty Roll Call and In Memoriam :(
As usual, our Day 1 Game is Kitty Roll Call where we share with each other the names of each of the cats who call your home (or your back porch) their own....even if it is just a home away from home. During Kitty Roll Call, you can tell us a little about your cats and you also may add to the roll call any that you have lost since last Cat Lovers Hop. :( :( :( Some of you might not have any kitties at home anymore, but please tell us about cats you have had in the past.
I think most of you have read about my beautiful Blackie who still features here and there in my projects, passed at 18yrs. He was an ex-feral, re-educated and huge. He also was a one person cat - and he owned and trusted only me. I feel so privileged to have shared my life with him.
Before Blackie, though did over cross lives with him, was Cosmo, our beautiful bi-coloured ragdoll who loved my family so much especially my three girls... He also passed at 18yrs (8yrs before Blackie passed) and our vet thankfully came to our home to help him cross over. We were so grateful for that. Blackie and Cosmo walked around each other at home and in the yard. Both acted as if the other didn't exist. It kept harmony.
That brings me to now... It took a year to think about another cat after Blackie and I suddenly out of the blue got such an urge to get another. Rescue cat Yassi came into our lives, a mama cat who's 5 kittens were already adopted, and now it was her time, she was pretty shut down but I worked on her and she turned out to be a treasure! She learned to walk on a lead like a champ! She is now 4 1/2 yrs old
Fastforward another year, and I retired. I saw a advert for a small black kitten (yes be still my heart) who had been dumped in a cage in the middle of winter in the middle of the night outside the door of the rescue centre. When the staff arrived the next morning, she was half frozen and within 48hrs gave birth to one kitten which did not survive.
They tried hard to rehabilitate her, but was having no luck. She was kept away from the main adoption area - she was in the Scaredy Cats section. I could not resist and drove 2 hours to pick her up - she was listed as 'Foster to Adopt'.
We called her Minnie as she was so small - less than a year old. Six weeks of hiding in my sewing room in a cardboard box with a towel in it (was not interested in the comfy cat bed) and with Feliway infuser going (that worked wonders!), she finally came out of the room and slowly began to trust until she saw the TV! Oh my, that sent her ricocheting! We had to desensitise her to many things bit by bit. Now she is the most loving affectionate kitty. She stretches up on her hind legs with her front paws reaching up like a toddler wanting to be picked up.... and wanting to be carried around! She's come a long way! She is a little clown and sleeps like this in front of the fire! She is now 2 1/2 yrs old
So project time!
My little black panther!
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