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Christopher Joins 1st Gotcha Day Anniversary Pool

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Since Phillip got his own special “shout out” in last week’s issue of our ezine, Mews Nooz, and here at Kittens n Things because Sunday, the 20th, was the anniversary of his 1st Gotcha Day, I can’t not mention that Christopher’s 1st Gotcha Day anniversary is today, the 26th”!

Christopher’s actual “gotcha” also involved a trip out-of-town; it was supposed to take about an hour-and-a-half (90 or so miles) but by the time I got there, it ended up it was close to 2.5 hours. I got lost and if it weren’t for the graciousness and directions of Denise, the foster lady pawrent, who had him, not to mention a fully charged cell phone, I might still be trying to find her country house.

I’m thrilled to say we made it through the year with the two of them (Phillip and Christopher) together. Although not entirely without fusses.

In my walk down memory lane, I was reading back through some comments I had written in the Days of Our Meows section of Mews Nooz last year when I first got Christopher. I was reminded I had changed his name at least three times before I settled upon Christopher. At that time I had also remarked, “Note: Our furmily is now complete. We have NO intentions of expanding our paw count!”

So I wonder how in the world I ended up with two more kitties on June 10th the following/the first part of this (2015) year!

Amy at the Shelter sent the above photo of Christopher to me last year, after I had seen his original photo on the Internet and had expressed interest in him. (I had asked if they had any other photos.) When she sent it, Amy remarked that he “had his paws crossed because he hoped I would take him and be his mom”!

We all know how that turned out!

Yours in celebrating Christopher,

and “The Boys” and Hope

Meowy Catsmas One and All!

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Although this photo >>> is not a photo of one of either “The Boys” or “the Gurrl”, we thought he pretty much shows how they might look on Christmas morning.

A little bit festive; a little bit grumpy, perhaps?

“The Boys” and the Gurrl and I hope you have a very Meowy Catsmas.

And thanks, too, for being our furriends as well as for all your purrs and warm thoughts over this past year.

Yours in celebrating the Holidays with your kitty furmily,

and “The Boys” and Hope

Happy “1st” Gotcha Day Celebration

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

GE DIGITAL CAMERAOn a Saturday a “snowy” year ago today, I drove 100 miles or so to the animal shelter in Des Moines to get Phillip.

Generally, when the weather is snowy, blowy, sleety, icy, windy, and all that, I and “my wheels” DO NOT leave town, let alone the house and garage. Yet, here I was on the road to get Phillip.

It was quite the experience, and not just because of the weather. In fact, I’m not sure I’d repeat it – alone, at least.

It was super busy; it’s a huge shelter and they were also having a “spa day” for bunnies and guinea pigs. In addition to dollars off for woofies and kitties for Christmas. The doors didn’t open until 11 a.m. I likened it to a “cattle call”.

Phillip was certainly larger in person than he appeared in his photo posted on the Internet by the shelter. So much so that when I first saw him, I thought “Oh my, he’s huge!”. Almost like, “What have I done?” I’m really glad I got him, though, even if I can barely carry him, especially when he’s in the carrier.

He has “filled out” to 15lb-2oz, and most of the time is very laid back. He’s not just a tall cat, he’s a long one as well. He loves to sleep with me at night. You’d think that when he jumped up onto the bed, you’d be in for a jar; but you hardly know he’s landed.

I also barely hear a verbal sound from him, even when he’s waiting for something to eat. At those times, occasionally, he’ll make a strange, sort of high-pitch sound. It definitely does not sound meow-like!

All that aside, today we’re celebrating Phillip’s Gotcha Day, and we’re all glad we’ve got each other.

Yours in celebrating Phillip,

and “The Boys” and Hope

In Morris the Cat’s Own Meows …

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Hey Kittens n Things readers! Morris the Cat, from 9Lives cat food, here. (You may have thought that a cat’s only computer skills involve laying on the keyboard while others are trying to use it, but in fact, we are very tech savvy.)


For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve starred in over fifty 9Lives cat food commercials, am an advo-cat for kitty rescue, and was even crowned one of Advertising’s Greatest Icons by the Museum of Broadcast Communications. (But I must say, I took issue with this honor. I didn’t know I was *advertising* **all those years… I just really love 9Lives!)


In case you couldn’t guess, I’m purr-ty much an expert when it comes to eating, and that’s the subject of my next venture. As you know, the holidays are ‘prime eating time’ and I want you to be able to chow down like a pro.

I also thought, with everyone in the holiday spirit, it’s a great time to give back. Lucky for you, giving back is as easy as using your opposable thumbs. With those two bad boys – and the rest of your fingers – you can help feed a kitty in need. Watch this video to find out how. (Spoiler Alert: It’s totally FREE!)


I don’t know about you but all this meowing about food has gotten me hungry.

I’ve made it my mission to help cats and humans eat well – and by extension – live well. (I’ve often said the key to life can be found in your food dish.) With that in mind, I invite you to check out my Official Guide to Eating, Munching, Snacking & More. If you’ve ever caught yourself inhaling your food between errands or carting your human kittens around… or if you mindlessly shovel in your dinner while catching up on the latest episode of “Meownton Abbey” or “Silicon Alleycat”… then this guide is for you!

In it, you’ll learn how to eat like the true foodie you were meant to be. On my site, you can also enter to win a customized drivable cooler, so if you do have to eat on the go, you can do so in style. And don’t forget to tweet #MorrisFeeds to give hungry kitties the gift of a tasty, hearty 9Lives meal.

On that note, my stomach is starting to rumble. What’s on the menu tonight, you ask? 9Lives Lean & Tasty and a side of Meaty Paté with Real Chicken. For a beverage I’ll be enjoying some delicious tap water. How about you?

Yours in Morris the Cat’s view,

The Boys and “The Gurrl”

P.S. Thanks, Morris, for stopping by to share the news about your new Prospurr.9Lives site and your holiday mission to give hungry kitties the gift of a tasty, hearty 9Lives meal.

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