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Thursday, October 27th, 2011
2:29 pm
Friday, June 12th, 2009
11:12 am
Tribute video for Alera
Hi all... just thought I'd post this tribute video here. Some of you may know Alera - he's very popular on the internet. Thomas is a friend of mind and sadly, Alera passed away recently, so I made this video. I hope you enjoy it. :)

Current Mood: grateful
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
2:31 pm
Kitten in Los Angeles needs a home TODAY

Click the picture for a bigger view.

This little kitty has had a very stressful night. His mother abandoned him in our yard last night and wasn't fed again until this afternoon. He is a very healthy little boy, with the cutest little face and blue eyes (kittens' eyes are blue when they first open until they fade into their natural color). I'm estimating that he's about two to three weeks old; he has NOT been weaned yet, but should be able to start eating soaked kitten food in the next week or so.

Should you accept this adorable little guy into your home, you're accepting full responsibility. Since he's a stray he hasn't seen a vet, and he will need shots and to be neutered at some point. Until he can defecate on his own you'll also have to stimulate that movement for him. You'll also be getting his little feed bottle and a container of feed mix so he can eat until he starts eating soaked kitten food.

This isn't a job for someone who isn't an extreme cat lover, but he's absolutely adorable and I'm positive he'll be a lovely pet. Though he is a stray kitten, he's young enough that he'll be very easy to acclimate to human interaction; he's already started recognizing and coming toward me, even, when he sees me.

He's a dark brown, very soft, and extremely sweet. I CAN'T KEEP HIM LONGER THAN TODAY. If you want him we must meet today and hand him over; if I can't find an owner for him he'll have to go to the pound and there's no guarantee that he'll live, since they aren't partial to unweaned kittens.

Please help this poor little guy out! If you're interested in taking him I'll take more photos of him; he finally fell asleep and I didn't want to wake him.

He woke up:

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
9:18 pm
products/tips for senior cats with arthritis? (x-posted like a mofo)
Hey everybody!  I have a 13 y.o. cat (he'll be 14 in July) who has had arthritis in his hips for the past couple of years.  I used to think it was just weight slowing him down, but x-rays last year confirmed it's some bad arthritis.  It didn't affect too terribly much, but I still put him on a diet and started putting a chair next to my bed to help him get up there.  A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the slowness, semi-limping has gotten worse.  It's gotten so bad just in the past few days alone that he has begun stumbling whenever he walks on a hard floor (the kitchen, bathroom, etc.).  I don't know if it's just age catching up or my semi-new 3 y.o. cat I adopted n February (he's a little bigger and likes to wrestle around a lot).  I am taking my older cat to see the vet on Friday, but I like to do a lot of research on products before purchasing them, so I was wondering if anyone has any particular supplements or medications (or any other tips) that seem to do well for his or her cat, please let me know.  If there's anything I should ask my vet about, I want to know.  Healthcare for pets is pretty costly and I want to make sure I've done right by my boy and not wasted time and money on something that won't help him.  Thank you for your help!
Monday, August 11th, 2008
4:18 pm
lately, we've been finding a lot of dead birds in our yard (We have 10 cats, 5 inside and 5 outside).  Before we could clean up the yard of the daily bird kills our kitten Lola decided to take one in her mouth and run away with it and eat it (gross). But that's what cats do. She is the first cat of ours that actually eats the birds. I don't think she has ever presented us with a kill. I think she eats my other  cats kills.

Current Mood: amused
Friday, August 8th, 2008
9:10 am
Introduction, and some new cat advice please.....
I'm Lysa.

I currently have three cats. Two female, and one male. Akasha and Enkil are the girls, they are 18 months old, me and my housemate have had them since kittens. Enkil is black and White, and Akasha is all black with a white spot on her chest. We adore them, and they are spoiled!

The newest addition to our household is Sox. He is a rescue kitty, and is thought to be around 2-3 years old. He is black with four white paws, and a white moustache. We are really crossing our fingers that he fits in, because he's a  gorgeous cat, extremely calm and sociable, and he deserves a second chance in a new home.

So, I am really hoping for a happy household at the moment. I was just wandering what techniques people have used for introducing a new cat to the household, and what experiences/advice you would have for doing that successfully.

This is kind of a long-winded method, but I think it makes a lot of sense so as not to stress that cats out too much or cause lots of fighting. Has anyone done anything similar to this before?

Thanks for reading if you got this far!

Current Mood: optimistic
Saturday, June 21st, 2008
3:27 pm
UPDATE: Stubby's surgery scheduled for July 2nd!
Because of the overwhelmingly positive response and generosity of family and friends old and new, and the fact that we are thisclose to reaching our goal, I've scheduled Stubby's surgery for July 2nd!

So, the last day to donate via PayPal will be June 27th! Donations made directly to the vet's office can be made all the way through July 2nd.

If you've already donated, THANK YOU!!
Visit www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby

Current Mood: thankful
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
10:20 pm
UPDATE: Reaching out for support...
What a wonderful day today! Not only did Dr. Crocker's office agree to accept donations on Stubby's behalf (see my earlier posts for that info), we raised $250! Much of that $250 came from the support of the LJ communities, so from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!

Since the fundraising is going so well (we're only about $250 short of our goal!), I was able to go ahead and schedule Stubby's surgery for July 2nd. He's having his bloodwork done next week, and I'm hopeful that we'll have a reason for why his teeth are in such bad shape.

I'm very grateful for and encouraged by all the positive feedback I've gotten...even the negative feedback has helped me to improve the way I'm doing things, so that's awesome.

So, if you've already donated, THANK YOU!! And if you haven't, please consider it...if you're unable to, prayers and well-wishes are accepted, too :-)

♥ Ria
Visit www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby for more info!

Current Mood: grateful
11:46 am
UPDATE: Reaching out for support...
I recently posted a fund-raising request for donations to help cover the costs of extensive dental surgery for Stubby, a sweet little guy I'm fostering. Several folks suggested that they'd feel more comfortable donating directly to the vet's office than to me, which I understand completely. I thought that was a great idea, so I contacted my vet's office today, and they've graciously agreed to accept check and/or credit/debit card donations on Stubby's behalf.

Checks can be made payable to Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic. Please be sure to reference 'Account #30919' in the check's memo field.

Credit/debit card donations can be taken over the phone by calling (937) 435-3262. Again, please be sure to reference Account #30919. Their mailing address is:

Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic
5655 Bigger Rd.
Kettering, OH 45440

Thank you so much to those who have already donated!

Ria Kapluck
Monday, June 16th, 2008
11:11 pm
Reaching out for support...
My name is Ria, and I've created this LJ on behalf of a sweet little guy named Stubby. A friend asked me to provide a temporary home for Stubby, as well as try to find him a forever home, and I was happy to oblige. But Stubby hadn't been to the vet in a few years, and would need to be caught up on his vaccinations and receive a clean bill of health before I could find a forever home for him.

When I took him in for his exam, the doctor determined that his oral health was deteriorated to such an extent that Stubby would need to undergo extensive surgery to extract all of his teeth and repair the damage to his gums and jawbones. As you can imagine, that kind of surgery is very, very expensive.

I've created a website called www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby, where you can learn a little more about Stubby as well as make donations in any amount to help cover the cost of the surgery. For every $5 donated, you'll receive an entry in the Thank You Raffle for a chance at the Grand Prize of a $50 SuperCertificate to www.GiftCertificates.com

I'm asking for your support as I try to improve Stubby's life. Several people have told me to "just put him down, it's not worth it"...as far as I'm concerned, this is not an option. He's only four years old, and with this surgery, will lead a long, happy life. Please consider donating...even $1 will help! If all you can do is share the website with your friends and fellow animal lovers, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

I want to make it very clear that my one and only goal is to raise the funds necessary to get Stubby on the road to health and happiness. I am not affiliated with any shelter or rescue group...I'm just one person trying to make a difference in one animal's life, in any way that I can.

Ria K.

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Friday, June 13th, 2008
4:10 pm
a new social network for animal lovers!
Hey guys, I thought you all might be really interested in ZooToo.com which is a new social network for animal lovers (just like I said in the subject haha). I actually found my groomer with it using their pet services function. So if you're like me and have a dog AND a cat, this is a place where you can put them (and other kinds of pets/animals) up in your own zoo. there's also pet news, meet-up groups, product reviews by members, and tons of other stuff.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'm looking to gain friends on there! OH and i almost forgot to mention that they do good for the animal community by making over shelters and giving a portion of the ad rev gained by people being on the site to shelters. i think that the more you use the site/invite people/make friends, the more $$ goes to the shelter of your choice... hence my motivation to get friends!!!!

Add me!!!!

also, has anyone ever shaved their cat? my cat is shedding her winter coat and it's driving me up the wall!
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
7:38 pm
Cats Icon Challenge
Subject: Cats
Batch: Batch #2 (16 icons)
Themes: 21-36 (all artists choice)
Additonal Notes: comment and credit please!

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

( find them here )

Multi-Fandom Friending Project

Current Mood: productive
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
5:52 pm
Cats Icon Challenge
Subject: Cats
Batch: Batch #1 (20 icons)
Themes: 01-20 (all artists choice)
Additonal Notes: comment and credit please!

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

( find them here )

Multi-Fandom Friending Project

Current Mood: artistic
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
4:24 pm
The story of Zieki, who fell out the window.

**Warning** This post does request money at the end, not to be rude, just really in need of help. But not only money, your warm furry happy wishes for zieki or also very appreciated. I think the story itself is rather good too. Cross-posted through some cat loving communities, sorry if you see a repeat.**

I heard meowing on my way in the door one Saturday around 5 pm. This is not un-common as the downstairs neighbors have kitties that usually sit in the window and i like to meow back at them. Instead I saw a cat that looked exactly like Zieki, Kirstens little fluffy cat. Slight disbelief occurred in believing this was our cat, because he doesn't even like to go outside. So I scooped him up, concerned that he got out, but not too worried, and brought him indoors.

As soon as I put him down, I screamed, because he immediately fell forward and proceeded to flop like some horrible type of fish out of water. He had broken his legs! (i thought it was just one, but turns out to be both). This was a really horrible thing to see and no pet-owner should ever see their pets like that.

He didn't deserve this, he is such a nice cat. Never an angry thought in his cute little fluffy head. (Hes technically not mine, but we are very close and my cat Zander and him are good at being fluffy together) He is also not the brightest one, and I would never have believed he could be so brave.

2 broken legs! He was crying outside, but as soon as I had him in my arms he seemed fine. I was so impressed with him.

Luckily the huge cat hospital in Boston happens to be a short distance away, so he was in excellent care within a half hour. He was there from Saturday night to just coming home on Thursday.

While they took him away from us to check all his bones and then having to do 2 surgeries, one on each leg, I discovered some awful news. He had fallen out the window (3rd story) the night before! Me and his mother Kirsten had both been out that night and since we have a rather large house it was not unusual to not see a cat for a little bit. Turns out he fell out with the window screen and must have been knocked unconscious for a bit. Our downstairs neighbor found the screen and saw a cat (one of our 3rd roommates cats - Mio) in the window and panicked thinking she might fall out or jump and when she alerted our other roommate, I guess she acted like "oh whatever, thats weird". I'm really angry with her, she checked for her 2 cats (who happen to be rather nasty bitches I must say) and not for Zieki or Zander.

So the poor thing who doesn't like to be outside spent his first (and lets hope only) night outside in immense pain. Its so horrible.

But! The good news is that he made it through his surgeries wonderfully. Everyone at the vet fell in love with him and said he just kept purring and was happy to let them help him. When he came home on Thursday they said he probably wouldn't feel up to walking for at least a week, but he refused to even lay down! He was walking all over the place, exploring and enjoying the attention. He even jumped up on the bed (we tried to stop him of course) and did one of his most favorite things - hang out in a paper bag. He is doing so damn good and I'm really proud of him. Kirsten herself has been doing okay too, managed to stay mostly calm in the stress of all this including the financial cost. (There was never a minute in which we considered not to do the surgery, even though the vets kept asking about seeing finance people)

My friend made a quick website, where you could donate if you like, as the vet bills are over $5000 and we are rather poor people:


But more importantly it also has some wicked cute photos of him and should be updated in a few minutes with pictures of him looking all silly and shaved after surgery. We'll continue updating his recovery too.


Much love from out kitty family to yours,


Moderators - please let me know if you prefer this be removed or behind a cut or anything, I'd be happy to oblige. <3
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
12:37 pm
Help a cat lover!

I'm not sure if it's okay to post here, but I'm not sure where else to post. If it's not an appropriate post, I  apologize.

For the past six months, I've been living with the roommate from hell (seriously, from HELL). My lease is finally up, so my feline and I are striking out for greener pastures. However, my deposit is due this weekend, and my hours at work have recently been cut due to my company losing a big client. I've just started a second job, but I won't get my first paycheck in time. I know if I ended up without a place at the end of the month, friends would let me crash on their couch for a bit, but I'd hate to have my cat shuffled around, especially after being in a shelter when I got him. I've never been the type to do this sort of thing, but desperate times call for desperate measures, and this is truly a desperate time. Help a girl and her cat finally get a safe and happy place to live this weekend?
I have pictures of Beans, and a Paypal donation button, but I'm not sure how to post it here, but it's on my user info.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007
5:49 pm
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
10:45 pm
My Latest Kitty Artwork-An Early Halloweeny Theme...
King Halloween Cat

I think cats need more crowns to wear, personally. :)

Thursday, September 6th, 2007
6:06 pm
Some New Kitty Artworks To Share...
First, we have a new 'Cat Lady', who is a Victorian lady, just coming from the moving pictures, and happens upon a very sweet tuxedo kitten in the road
Tuxedo Cat Lady

Second is a young girl watching the stars with her white kitty friend:

Have a good one all!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007
9:56 am
Is it dinner time?
I've been putting up lots of cats in the last week. Running out of them now! Finally put up the "big" one, 9" x 12" is big enough when you have to post it around the world!

Friday, August 17th, 2007
7:05 pm
Muffet and friends

Muffet (the cat) is fully grown, she is now 16 months old. You can read about Muffet at www.miss-muffet.org The birdies are love birds, only 6 weeks old!

The parrot people will probably yell at me, but believe me, everyone is safe. We had to wake them up to take the photo. They just ignore each other.

So if you are going to tell me that I'm irresponsible, just move on, you don't know my animals.
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