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Saturday, August 27, 2011

This Isn't About Me But It Brought Tears To My Eyes

James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the  World   Trade   Center  . He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy. After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love. She darted away into the darkened hallway. Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James' boss, who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112.

On her first run of the building, she leads James, James' boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building. But she wasn't through yet, she knew there were others who were trapped. So, highly against James' wishes she ran back in the building.

On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in.  During this run, the building collapses. James hears about this and falls on his knees into tears. Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time she is carried by a firefighter. "She led us right to the people, before she got injured" the fireman explained.

Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honor of New York City .   
I hope you enjoyed this story. I thought it was terrific. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunny, Mom or Mummy Extraordinaire!

Mommy or Mummy Extraordinaire!!! Yup! I think so!


Meet Sunny, born August 1st, 2010. Sunny was one of four kittens, some of whom have their pictures in previous posts. Sunny was never wrote about because..., we..., there didn't seem to be anything very interesting about her. She is a nice, but shy cat who never made waves or disturbances. 

Her sister, Honey was much the same way. Honey, being a very pretty, flashy, dark ginger and white cat was adopted by a family wanting a kitten for their seven year old daughter, who fell in love immediately with her.


This summer Honey became pregnant and finally gave birth to four very attractive kittens on July 30th, 2011. They are the colourful ones in this photo. 

Surprise, surprise, 10 days later Sunny gave birth to four rather plain kittens. They are the sand coloured ones in the photo.

Lost Mommy

Twelve days later, Honey went missing. She didn't run away. She loved her kittens far too much who were born in an outside building. She doted on her babies in a way that her mother never did for her. But we still don't know what happened.

The kittens starved for two days. He owners thought that Honey was close by, but the cries because constant and very loud. They came after me.

I didn't know what to do. I've never had much luck in helping kittens to survive. But SweetPea survived and had four month old kittens, one of whom was still nursing even though SweetPea had been neutered or spaded the month before. 

I didn't want these kittens even though there is a better chance of them being adopted than Sunny's kittens. But what could I do? I have baby pet bottles here and kitten formula from the veterinarians. So I took them home determined to save the little ones for the sake of the little girl who had just lost her best friend. 

Sunny's Solution!

I tried but the bottle nipple was hard and they were too young to understand and they cried. Sunny, who keeps her kittens under my computer desk, must have stressed out because before I knew it she was picking up a mouthful of fur and heading for our (hers and mine) bedroom. 

Soon she had all eight kittens around her but not enough nipples were available for all the youngsters. Soon the scratching and crying began and I was scared that the Honey's two-week old kittens would hurt Sunny's four day old kittens who were losing the battle for nourishment. 

After a lot of trial and error, a system has been worked out where I remove one of the litters to the car for a couple of hours, while the other feed and get cleaned (a necessary part of the kittens survival). This goes on around the clock, day and night. Honey's kittens are 20 days old today and are finally feeding with the bottles and formula before switching places with the younger kittens. Sunny cleans them and them feed some before falling into slumber.

Sunny's kittens are ten days old and are growing. their eyes are not yet opened but they sure are a vocal lot. Honey's kittens have adjusted to the switching and formula and the handling by inept hands and they too are growing. Sunny has the feline flu but it is only mild and not affecting her much more than serious bouts of sneezing so far. She has lost weight but seems to be gaining a bit back.

Mommy Extraordinaire! 

Yes! This new mother who didn't know how to raise her own litter has taken on two litters, eight kittens and is keeping them alive. The love, care and patience Sunny has for these kittens is completely stunning and must be seen to be believed.

She has help..., me, Maggie (the little girl) Kevin (Maggie's dad), SweetPea who spends an abnormal amount of time cleaning her grandchildren, their uncles Smurf and Smudge and their granddaddy, Bones, all who takes the time to stop and give them a lick now and then.

The local people, neighbours find it absolutely amazing that Sunny took strange kittens whom she had never met before and made them her own. This relatively plain kitten whom no one wanted because she didn't stand out as pretty suddenly became a heroin in her own right. 


In reflecting back, I have been stunned by the care mother cats have given the young of others twice this year. The mother cat of a friend had four kittens and her kitten from a previous litter gave birth to three kittens. The two mother cats share responsibility for the growing kittens.

These cats are more civilized than many people whom I know!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Translated from Smudge's Story Below
I got to do the first post! Heyyy! How cool is that? That is because I am so smart! I know all about computers. I spend time playing with the keyboard and the mouse.

Hi, I'm Smudge, formally known as "The Smudget!" I am the first born of four, six months ago and I'm one big baby. See, see, see I have a black smudge under my chin, I was the first named, too! I am one beautiful cat....

My hobby is to jump on my lady at the computer and chase the mouse. He runs under the monitor and I try to go there too but I'm just too big, so I go around back, over the top and wait for him. I stick my paws under but I can't catch him. He just never comes out. But I still get to jump on my lady, dozens of times a day! I love her.

Well..., let me tell you what happened to me today. There is this big round seat that my lady sits on. She doesn't use a litter box. Well, she was sitting there when I came around the corner. There were these long strings hanging from her gym pants and I saw them. I crouched and I wiggled my bum and then I took a flying leap and I landed in my lady's pants, head first and I slipped down her pant leg.

Yewwwwwwww! Gross me out! I tried to claw my way back out! But all I heard were screams and I was ripped out faster that a cat can spit. I got out of there fast because the last time I jumped and my lady got up, I slipped between her legs and into the bowl. It was wet down there and the smellllll, peeeyew!

Did I tell you my name was Smudge..., see my beautiful smudge?


Smudge's Story in her words

I gotz to do da furzt post! eyyyyyy, ow koolz zat? Datz cauze I'z so smart! I'z knoz all 'bout puters. I spendz time playing wit da keyboard and da mouze.

Hi, I iz Smudge, formally known as "THE Smudget!" I waz da furzt born of four, six monthz ago and I iz won big babe. Si, si, si I gotz a black smudge underz my chin. I waz da furzt named, too! I iz wonnn bute of a kat...

My hobbiez are to jump on my wady at the 'puter and chaze da mouze. He runz under the moneeeetar and I triez to getz dare too, but I iz just too bigg, so I goez around back, ov'r da top and I waitz for him. I stikz my pawz under but I cantz katch him. He just nev'r comezd out. But I still getz to jump on my lady, dozenz of timez a day! I wovz her.

Well..., letz me tell you whatz happenz to me today. Darez diz big round seat dat my lady sitz on. She doezn't uz a witter box. Well she waz sittin dare when I comez around da corner. Dare r diz long stringz hanging from her gym pantz and I seez dem. I crouchez and I wigglez my bumm and then I takez a flying leapz and I landz in my ladyz pants, head furzt and I slipz down her pantz leg. Yewwwwwwww! Grozzzz me out! I triez too claw my wayz back out! But all I heardz waz screamz and I waz rippedz out fazter than a kat can spitz. I gotz out of dare fazt cauzed da lazt time, I jumpzd, and my wady got up, I swippzd tweeen her wegz and into da bow'l. It'z wetz down dare and da smelllll, peeeeyew!

Did I tel youz my name waz Smudge..., seeeee my butiful smudge?


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SweetPea is a Pig!!!

After having four more kittens, our dear little SweetPea has started to gobble her food to keep it away from the kittens who are now six months old. Actually only two of the four are determined to eat everything in site. This has lead to a rather disturbing problem - vomiting! Totally yuck!

I've decided I have to do something to correct SweetPea's eating habits. So after doing a little research, I decided to try garlic and a blender to give her more digestible food. This is the first recipe I tried and lo and behold..., she managed to keep the food down.

       It is a bland diet for an upset stomach
1cup - rice baby cereal (pre-mixed with water)
1 bottle lamb baby food, ( turkey or chicken is just as good)
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/8 - 1/4 fresh pressed garlic
      Mix the ingredients and divide into 3 to 4 meals

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Truth About Backlinks Inner Circle Review

The Truth About Backlinks Inner Circle Review

For the World  Wide Web, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is like  water to a plant. For  SEO work to be successful on a website, links  need to go in and out of  that website. Back links are also referred to  as inbound links and are  submitted to other sites. There is a company  that knows the importance  of links and according to Backlinks Inner Circle Review, they do this  well.

They stress the importance of back links to reach higher  rankings in  search engines. The more links on other websites, the more  credibility  with search engines and that means the higher one will be  seen in  search engine results. This company will recommend a marketing  strategy  that includes efforts to obtain more popularity for links.

They  build back links that are of quality information and that are  related  to the company website. Search engines will not place a lot of  weight on  links that are not related to the specific website. There is  no use  linking to car tires when your website is all about speedboats. A  site  with only a small number of quality back links, will position  itself  higher for targeted keywords. Sites with several unrelated links  will  not have a good ratings. This is where the experts will assist a  company  to get the keywords and links right.

There are various ways in  which they will assist a company to obtain  back links for their website.  Some of these methods are done free  while others will cost money. The  free options are to place the website  on a large number of directories  that are available on the Internet.  They have knowledge of the reputable  directory sites and will use those  to ensure the website will have  search engine favor.

Link exchange is another method that they  will apply to a company  website. This is when a web master creates a  link on a website, which  points to other webmasters. One-way links hold  more advantages that  two-way search engines will ignore links and  irrelevant links.  Webmasters usually have several websites and some are  not even related  to the other.

Backlink Inner Circle is aware of  this and will irradiate any  problems relating to IP clashes. This  happens when the same IP is  picked up more than once on the same  website. A search engine will  regard this as duplication and ignore one  or all of these links.

One of the best ways to build links is to  use an article directory.  Such a directory contains a huge amount of  articles. It allows one to  publish articles together with links in a  resource box. These  directories ask for quality content, they approve  and publish the  content and in return provide a suitable category for  the website and  provide the links.

The newest method is to post  discussions in forums and blogs. Most  often, these websites already  carry extremely successful links and SEO  optimization, therefore the  moment a company name appears in one of  these pages, it will be  displayed very high in search engine results. Backlinks Inner Circle  knows this too well and is available to assist  companies in all of the  above-mentioned strategies.

Monday, September 13, 2010

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