Thursday, November 29, 2012

One for the Books

Ok guys,

Here's a story ya.  It's a bit long, but so worth the read.  It'll warm the cockles of the most ebil, flinty little black hearts.

Our story begins in June, 2012. 

That Woman has a buddie she works with and that buddie came in one day and asked her:

"Ok, you're the cat person right? (isn't this the best way to start the story?), What do we do?  At my condo there's this kitty who is hanging out on our back patio, he meows & meows but he hisses at us if we get to close. He looks half starved and we have tried giving him milk but he won't drink it. (smart kittie!)"

That Woman:  "You have several options, put a trap out and take him to the pound or trap him and do TNR, or keep him, start feeding him and gradually he will come to be friendly and want to come inside & you can take him to my vet who will fix him, give him his shots, trim his claws, give him a bath, etc. Basically make him a bit more civilized.  I will be happy to come and take him if he continues to be a problem.  I'm sure I can figure something out."

--Ms. Stella: Cod love Her, but I tell you if she would have brough another BOY into this house, I would have signed my resignation papers right then and you would be reading this from myself on the run."

That Woman: O for pity's sake Stell, what were we to do? Leave the poor boy out to get into who knows what trouble or be murdered or run over or *gulp* worse (with Halloween coming up)?  NO.  Stop being so selfish! 

*it should be noted that her buddie sent a photo to That Woman of the kittie in question and he looked pretty sad.  Filthy, thin, scared. 

Anyway:  That Woman kept tabs and her buddie got cost estimates for all that would need to be done and meantime her buddie (who was on maternity leave) had her baby and was feeding the kitty, her young son named him 'Patches' as he was white/black.

After Thanksgiving That Woman was back at work, her buddie returned and gave the end to the story.

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday they were home enjoying the weekend at their condo, they noticed a young girl wandering the complex with an older man.   Then she noticed the girl talking to Patches who was perched on the fence.  Her buddie flew out the door & was about to admonish the girl but the girl told her that she thinks the cat belonged to her dad.  Her dad had moved out of this complex in June and his kitty got out in the confusion and they couldn't find him, but couldn't stay either, the trucks were leaving to move him to Palm Springs.  

Patches disappeared into the back patio and then the dad came up and so they all went inside.  As soon as the man saw Patches, and more importantly, Patches saw the Man, Patches ran and  LEPT into the mans arms and the Man was besotted and started crying and was rubbing and loveing Patches and Patches was rubbing and loving and purrrrrrrrrring his ever-loving little heart out to be reunited with his Man.  Patches real name is...  FESTER!  HAHhahahahahaha!  Isn't that the best name ever!??  

Here is a photo of Patches/Fester before he went home to live with his Man and they lived Happily Ever After.

Happy Thanksgiving Indeed!

For the record,
That Woman here:  I would have taken him in a heartbeat, but my buddie
was doing right and giving him good food (that I told her to buy) and he did warm up
to them a lot after that. 
He wanted to come inside, but they were rather superstitious and didn't want
kitty in with the new baby no matter what I said.  That's culture for you.

All's well that end's well.


Ms. Stella
*who has unpacked her bag and put the treat box back on the shelf*

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Torbie Toesday

This Just In!

Supreme Cat Show Photos from the UK

I can't believe Miss Nellie went & didn't post about it!  Check out photo 11 complete with sign that say's
Don't Touch Me!

And my heart just melted:  (*posted for Furrydance)

And this photo will just make anyone smile!

Ms Rosa Wardel with her cat 'Blue Snowman'


That Woman

Friday, November 23, 2012

Caturday Capers

Shh!  here She comes, act natural

srsly, somekitty give a better caption than this

That Woman is losing her touch

Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Back in Black-- Friday

Happy day-after Fangs-giving!
The bird is et
The kitties are stuffed
That Woman is still sniffly & taking it easy after yesterday's cook-a-thon

Here is what I am doing today, 

care to join me? 

(I know you already are you sly kitties!) 
Ms. St-hella the overstuffed

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

gratuitous cute mancublet's

Sound Asleeping

That Woman is back to work this week but not there in her head yet. 

We'll catch up soon.

*see how nice I am, I give her a break, she is just a pathetic human after all*
Ms. Stella O'Houligan 

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Heya Kitties.

That Woman had a great class but caught a horrible flu bugz at it.  She did her lecture on Monday night and was a blast & went well but we haz had her on the couch since then.  She is in really bad shape wif sneezing, coughing and body aches.  We will be keepin her there till she starts feeling better.  We haz made sure that our treat bags are close so now and again she tosses handfulls off the couch, iz like Mana from heaven I tell you.  

We'll be back soon

lovez to all

Ms. Stella & the gang

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

A Little somethin'

If you haven't visited The Critters in the Cottage you may want too.  That is the home of some truly amazingly cute felines & woofers.

One in particular took hold of That Woman

Miss Esme
(because truly That Woman has always loved the name Esmeralda. There was a time when she attempted to demand we refer to her Esme  owing to her adoration of  the character Esme Weatherwax -- of Discworld fame.  Supposedly she's some like really great Witch who uses something called 'headology')

but I digress...

Look at this face
So during Ms. Stella's auction, Miss Esme's handler LP requested something just a little different.
Ms. Esme has her own bassinet

LP requested a CatNip quilt but just a little larger to fit the bassinet. 
She requested that if possible a liner for the bassinet would be good to so
before too long That Woman and LP came to an understanding, fabric choice etc.
Here is the result.

Here is the back of the quilt

LP writes that Ms. Esme approves of her ensemble.

Another satisified customer!

Ms. Stella O'Houligan
*who grudgingly admits she's a wee bit jealous of Miss Esme's striking choclolate mask and piercing azure eyes!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Peace Out!

s'ok, I asked Miss Katie if I could stealz her sign.  I felled in love with all the paws, and I can tell Miss Nellie's and Kosmos and Miss Katies and Wally's in there and they iz all my blog friends.  And it looks like a Savannah kittie is in there too, coz they look like Miss Jenga the Bengal with such pretty spots. 

Since That Woman sucks at the photoshop thing I HAD to steal of course. 

Ms. Stella O'Houligan