Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Update 2

Thanks to everyone for all the good thoughts and well wishes, Calicomom really appreciated it. She had an appointment with her doctor today and he says everything is going well. It looks like the hole is completely sealed. She will have to keep her head down for at least another 4 days, maybe longer, though, so she won't be back for a while yet.

Calicomom's DIL

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Update on Toni

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that Toni's surgery went very well. I will let her give the details, but she is doing fine. She and CalicoDad were headed for the camper to let Toni rest when I left them. We're not sure when she will be back blogging but we'll keep you updated.

CalicoMom's DIL

Monday, September 18, 2006

Last Post For A While

Hi everyone.......

Well, tomorrow is the big day. Today I have a lot to do to get ready, washing clothes, cleaning, grocery shopping, litter boxes washed out, bedding changed, etc..

We decided to take our camper to Spokane and stay in it, in the parking lot, overnight. (Tuesday night) That way, after the surgery, we can just get in the camper and stay, rather than finding a motel room, as I have a follow-up appointment at 7:30 AM. Then, we will drive home Wed. morning. I imagine another appointment will be scheduled in 9 days.

My daughter-in-law is going to post updates for me.

Thanks to all of you for your well wishes and good thoughts. Special thanks to EdselsMom, who sent me the cutest calico stuffed kitty to cuddle, a book, a handpainted tiny card with a tuxedo and calico cat on it, some kitty grass for the girls, and a cat puzzle (1,000 pcs) for my husband, so he has something to do, besides listen to me whine. Also, Sue, in Loughton, England, who has been such a good friend, for many years. Thanks to Derby'sMom for the nice post and asking for purrayers. Thanks to the MeezerMom for the delightful card. Thanks to anyone I have missed....sorry, things are a bit hectic. You all have been unbelievable.

Talk to you all as soon as I can.

Anycat can come over anytime and visit. The girls look forward to the company, and so do I.

CalicoMom Toni

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I am practicing looking up, because Tuesday, Momma has to look down for 9 days.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Things I Have Learned

I am still learning so much; but the following are some things I have learned, since moving into the cabin:

1. It is never too cold, too hot, wet, or windy.
2. I am never hungry or thirsty and I don't have to worry about bad animals or people.
3. There are things called "toys" to play with. One looks like a blue mouse with a bell on it's tail. I have never seen a blue mouse, let alone one with a bell on it's tail, have you? I have fun playing with it, though. I never knew about playing before, so I am learning. (Momma is teaching me.)

4. Momma likes to kiss me.
5. There are two other HUGE cats, in the cabin. There is another HUGE cat outside, who likes to peek in at me. I think she likes me. The other two whisper that I am trespassing on their turf. All I want to do is cuddle up with them.
6. Momma thinks my toes are cute, so I touch her face with them. Sometimes I show her how I make happy toes and purr to her. Now I have something to be happy and purr about!

7. I miss something, but I just don't remember, anymore, what it was. I guess, whatever it was, cuddled with me, because I miss cuddling with another furry body. I have a nice round bed I cuddle in, though.

Friday, September 15, 2006

I Belong!!!

Oh, I am so excited. I am now a real part of the Big Piney Woods Cats. Momma added my name to the email list, as well as to the profile; but best of all, I have a whole special section dedicated to me, with my picture, and story, in the sidebar. It makes me feel very special, a special Tiny Girl.

~Precious Flower~

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Not Fair

We had some company, but they didn't stay here, overnight. It is a good thing, as I am having to put up with this tiny, skinny, girlcat, who has taken over the bedroom and comes waltzing out at night, like she owns the place. I put the growl and hiss on her, but she just looks at me. Most of the time, she hangs on the end of the bed, but when the sun goes down, she prowls around. You can see my hair is simply standing on end. This is so not fair.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Unexpected Company

We got some company (Momma and Daddy's nephew from Whiskonsin) so we won't be blogging today, maybe not tomorrow either.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Precious Moves

Wow, a new room for me, with kitties on the quilt.

And two big windows, to look out. The girls even come and visit .

Monday, September 11, 2006

In Rememberance

Today is the anniversary of 9/11. It is a day to reflect on the terrible tragedy that happened to our country and our people. Our thoughts go out to all those who lost loved ones and friends, in this horrible disaster. It will always be on our minds. Our country will never be the same.

CalicoMom Toni

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Kitty Angels

Max said the following in our comments, and we feel it is important for all to read.

"Buddah and I have been discussing this, because he's wanted to know about angels and such...I think angels come in all forms, and PK (she's gonna be PK to me, even if she is a Flower...) had angels in kitten form. She was obviously not feral and really needed a People, and her kittens made sure she got a People."

Max, thank you for this. Momma feels the same way about things. No, she sure wasn't feral, she was very tame and sweet. Momma is so glad she is the People, Precious Kitty found.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Gree's Visit

Gree came to visit Mistrie, in the Big Piney Woods, the other day. Mistrie was waiting in Hemlock Haven when Gree appeared. It was wonderful to see her oldtime friend. It was terrible hot, maybe some of you have read about all the forest fires in the Pacific Northwest. The smoke is terrible, it burned her eyes and made her sneeze. She got to peek in the window and see Precious, though! Just for a second, then she was gone back in her room. Thanks for coming Gree, come anytime! Momma says anycat can come and visit while she is recuperating from her eye operation.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Meant To Be

Thanks to all of you who supported me through the whole kitten episode, and have also said that, maybe, it was meant to be. Looking back and thinking about it, I think the kittens were calling me, telling me their momma needed help. That is why they disappeared right after I took her. It was a grand scheme, to save a cat who would otherwise have perished; bearing another litter in the cold, rain and snow of late November. A poor cat, still a kitten herself, whose fur was thin, her body ravaged, her spirit broken. Looking at her face, in the first pictures I took, I only see sadness and pain. Now looking at her, I see joy, happiness and fulfillment. She has already started to fill out!

I appreciate, so much, all of your comments. I wanted to get around to all of your blogs, but I simply haven't had the time. Please know, you all mean so much to me. Thanks, all of you. (The picture was taken the day I brought her home, she snuggled up to me.)

Calicomom Toni

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Final Kitten News

I have done everything I am physically able to do, to find and save the kittens. I have gone down day after day, many times two and three times, and sat and waited. All I ever saw was a well fed tabby. Because my eye surgery is fast approaching, I need to focus on that a little; also Precious, who is my number one priority right now. On my last and final journey down the path, to collect the dishes, I bid the kittens farewell, told them I loved them, and wished them well. ( I hope they never heard me.) I have a feeling, that with Momma gone, they ventured out on their own, possibly she was the reason they were hanging there. There are plenty of houses around, that the kittens could have gone to. I am hoping that is what they did.

I will never walk by the Corner Woods without a pang in my heart. I did what I could, I saved one life. Hopefully, this will inspire someone else to "save a life." I NEVER had any intentions of having more than two cats in the house, but one look at this tiny, bony, sick, girl and there was no doubt what the outcome would be. She went into the carrier so easily; she trusted me immediately. I love her so.

CalicoMom Toni

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Feeling Neglected

Yes, I am upset. Yes, I am mad. There is a new kitty in the house. First, she was in the upstairs bathroom, yesterday, Momma moved her into the guest bedroom. Her belly is shaved and so is her neck and leg. Momma says she had surgery and I should be nice, but this is exactly what happened when Mittens came "visiting." She went in the bathroom first, then in the guest bedroom; the difference being, this girlcat is very outgoing, Mittens is a scairtycat.

Momma is trying to give me extra attention. I do sit on her lap a lot, and that is nice. Mittens is ignoring her, I suppose she thinks if she does this, she will just go away.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from all of us in the Big Piney Woods. Drive safe and have fun.

Precious Update: She is starting to play. Batting at a blue mouse and biting it.

Kitten Update: I went to the corner woods and this time, put out the food and hid behind a stump. After half an hour a tabby appeared (not one of the kittens) and started eating. No kittens in sight. I had to move, and when I did, the cat disappeared. The cat is well fed and healthy, probably lives in the yellow house further up the path, that is the direction it came from. I am hoping the kittens have taken up residence at the cabin. I will go back today and wait again, and see what appears.

CalicoMom Toni

Sunday, September 03, 2006

My Very Own Signature

Momma will be glad when I can come out of the bathroom for good, but Patches has been giving me the "evil eye," when Momma puts me on the big bed by her, even though I am so sweet and nice. She does let me out, when Patches is downstairs. I love it! I check out everything I can, and look over the banister and out the French doors. I can see the big Outside and it brings back memories. Then I say "meow" to Momma, and we go back in the safe bathroom. Then I have a snack.

I have my very own signature, printed of course, cuz I am little and don't know how to write just yet. You can all just call me Precious for short.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Meet Precious

Hi! My name is Precious Flower. I am the newest member of The Calico Girls, but like Mistrie, I am not a calico, however, I will be living in the Inside with Patches and Mittens.
The picture below is right before Momma took me.

Here I am today, don't I look much better, already?

I am a tiny girl (like William is a tiny boy.) I was such a good Momma to my kittens, and felt so bad to leave them, but, I know, I would not have lived much longer the way I felt. Momma is going to do everything she can to trap them and keep them, or give them to a loving furrever home. She says maybe they could become Outside kitties and keep Mistrie company.

I have a huge poofy tail and it is that way all the time. I am very proud of my lovely tail. I have long hair sticking out of my ears, too. My coat is very thin right now, but once Momma fattens me up, she thinks my hair will fill in. She says it seems to be medium length. She has to use a very soft brush, because I am so thin, but I love it when she pampers me.

I am in a room upstairs in the cabin, where the people keep their litter box. The door is shut, but I know The Girls are aware of my presence. Patches knocks once in awhile but Momma says it is too soon, so she keeps us apart.

~Precious Flower~

(Momma needs to make me my very own signature, don't you think? I am so young I can only print, but that would be ok, right? Oh, and I am like Miles; I have trouble telling my right paw from my left paw, but they shaved my right leg in the hospital place, so now I can tell. I have much to learn.)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Precious Flower

Precious is 8 to 9 months old, 6 lbs. ( I am figuring 8 1/2 months, her birthday is going to be Dec. 15, 2005) and was coming into heat again. She is very healthy, very skinny. On the drive home (20 minutes) she bathed herself and then watched me drive. She is in the upstairs bathroom now. When I sit down she gets on my lap and purrs. She has piddled in the litter box......I can see that tail is going to be a problem, lol. She also, unlike Mittens, wants to come out! I have to be careful when I open the door.

Mittens went into extreme hiding when she saw me bring in the carrier, never mind there was another cat in there; I wasn't going to take her to the vet. I had to track her down, she was under the pillow, on our bed. Patches, well, she is surprising me. I brought her upstairs and cracked the door, they touched noses, Patches jumped sideways, make her little chirp and went downstairs. I think I haven't heard and seen the worst of it, though. The last time, when I brought Mittens home, she threw herself against the door, yowling. Of course, she has gotten numerous treats for her good manners. I put Mittens in front of the cracked door, she looked and left. Since then, Patches came up twice and scratched on the door.

I have more wormer for her and Revolution. Not much else to tell......oh, they named her Flower at the vets. I told them I had named her Precious Momma, but Flower sure fit her, so I decided to change it to Precious Flower. The vet is a young lady, absolutely wonderful. I am switching to their clinic! (They are building a new, huge building.) She told me if I catch the kittens I can bring them in immediately! Now that is nice. They all loved her so, said they would miss her. The one technician said she purred like crazy for her. She is a very friendly, loving, tiny girl. Patches and Mittens seem huge to me now, so solid and filled out. Of course, Mistrie knows nothing of the newcomer, yet.

CalicoMom Toni