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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finally......THE PUSSYCATS!!!!

Josie's Pussycats

After having many of you request to see the Pussycats (thank you, btw for the interest) here are some pictures for you to enjoy! Okay, so from the top down we have Mizzen, whom I rescued when I worked at a printing plant. She was pregnant and only weighed in at 7 pounds. Two days after I took her in, she gave birth to three healthy kittens. It was my first and only experience with birthing something. It was awesome. We raised the kittens until they were 12 weeks old. Got them all their shots and made sure they were all socialized and healthy and found them all very good indoor homes. Then came the time to find her a home. Well, my husband and I just couldn't do it. We were so attached to her. And now she follows my husband everywhere he goes in the house to the point of cute annoyance. It makes me laugh, but he's constantly saying "Mizzen, cut that out!" or "Mizzen, can you move so I can see my computer screen." LOL. She also does this one thing with her face we call "Puffy Face" where she squints her eyes and puffs her face up. We love her so much. She is still only 7 pounds.

After Mizzen, we have Miss Sophia Loren, Sophie for short. She is a beauty. Pictures just don't do her justice. Sophie just showed up on our doorstep. We tried to find out who she belonged to by putting flyers up, but no one claimed her. Then one day we got a phone call from someone who said they knew who she belonged too. So we contacted them and they said, "Oh yeah, she's been missing for weeks. You have her?" So by law, we had to return her, so I did, crying. It was about 3 blocks from us. It was a Friday night and I was miserable, because I was attached to her by then. So I didn't feel like cooking, so we ordered take-out. When the food arrived, my husband was saying, really strangely "you can come's okay" and I was thinking, "why is my husband talking like that?" So I walked over to the door and in comes Sophie and I pick her up and hug her. It was about 4 hours after I returned her to her owner. Now mind you, we live in a town where you cannot let your cats outside. It's against the law. No outside cats. So I looked at her and my husband and said, "I guess she's ours now!" She sleeps on my pillow every night and that was 4 years ago. Love my Sophie. And as you can see, Josie LOVES Sophie too. They sleep together every chance they get.

Then I put in one picture of my BELOVED Dakota. Dakota went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2005 at the age of 18. I will NEVER get over that loss. That's all I need to say about that. I know all your cat/animal/dog lovers out there understand where I am coming from. Love you Dakota. I had Dakota since he was 8 weeks old.

Then we have Ripken, who too, went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2008. He was the sweetest, biggest, lovable cat. And yes, he was named after Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles. Rippy will be missed forever too. I had Ripken since he was 5 weeks old. His best bud was Mr. Big who is the next kitty in the photo list.

Mr. Big (yes, named after Sex and the City) because he looks like he's wearing a tux. He greets everyone at the door. We rescued Mr. Big after Dakota passed after visiting a shelter and seeing him. He was 10 years old and in the shelter for 10 months. I thought to myself, "this poor kitty is going to get put down because everyone is going to keep passing him up for kittens or younger cats." So I told my husband about him and we went back and adopted him. I also heard that the original owners just left him in the house they sold and moved out of and the Humane Society found them and fined them $1000 dollars. I hope it's true.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my Pussycat pictures and their stories. I could have told longer versions, but I tried to keep it short. I have a lifetime to tell you more.

One quick note, one of my patients that I visit, Steve, is having a biopsy today, so can you all say a prayer for him. There's strength in numbers and the more prayers the better. Thanks and Much Love to you all.

Also, Thank You to everyone who has been following me and has visited my blog. I am trying hard to keep you interested and coming back for more. And I am trying to visit all of your blogs too. Again Much Love, because you can never have enough....


  1. Great blog and THANK YOU for visiting mine! You are so good for taking in black animals as they are harder to place. Great stories.

  2. Love, love, love Josie's Pussycats. Mizzen, Sophie and Mr. Big are all adorable. Mizzen expressions are similar to looks I get from Cindi Lou, very cute. Sorry to hear about Dakota and Ripken but my Tasha is there to play with them.

    I hope all goes well for Steve, he will be in my thoughts.


  3. I love all the kitty pics, but the one with the sleeping doggie and the snarly kitty is priceless. I love all animals and you have wonderful ones to look at. give them hugs and kisses from me

  4. Great post! Thanks for sharing all those beautiful kitty pics with us!

  5. What a beautiful cat family you have.

  6. Josie you have very beautiful Cat siblings. Mom and I enjoyed reading all about them and they are certainly lucky to live with you and your Mom. You look very cute sitting too.
    We are expecting lots of snow in our city tonight and tomorrow very unusual for us. Our last snow event was 2005.
    Happy weekend.
    Madi and Mom


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