Saturday, June 09, 2012

Good Morning Good News !!!! June 9, 2012

We are Vincent D. Cat and adopted sons Opie and Timmy and we are here to make you happy! You are HEROES! You work hard every day and you deserve to smile every day! Those of you working to save us animals hear so very many very sad things. And there’s lots of very glad things too and that’s what we talk about here! All pawsitive all the time! We want our friends to be happy and smile and know there’s a lot of good - including YOU - in this world!! Be kind and pass it on! Please send us your Good New and Fun Stuff to share, personal or global. Let’s keep it fun and interactive!! After all, if we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane!

I hope you had a wonderful CATURDAY !!!!   Here it be good and it was warm and bright and sunny!!!!

Do you know what tomorrow be? It be Timaday !!!! Timmy's number ONE birthday !!!! June 10, yup, that be the day !!!!

What? What? Why everybody looking at ME? OH! ME? I was spoosed to make da party? OH! Well, I gotted Timmy a Toyota, that be ok?

You can give Timmy a Birthday Present here !!!!
Or look at his wish list and send him a present if you like!

He like Fancy Feast just like his daddy and me. Great Grandpa will take Timmy and me shopping with Timmy's Birthday money tomorrow afternoon !!! Thank you for helping Timmy have a good birthday!!!!

Timmy has been watching me write to you and tell you all about life at the refuge.  He be ready to work on puter too and help me with things!!!  So no I go and let him tell you things.  OK?

Love, Opie

My first Christmas card

Hi, my name is Timmy and I’m Opie’s brofur.

Thank you Opie !!!!  

Thank you for telling everybody about my birthday tomorrow.  I be so excited.  It’s the first ever birthday I ever have. 

You all is getting to know my brofur Opie better than me.

Nobody ever hurt Opie so he's not so scared of things. I got hurted real bad, almost a year ago, when I was just an itty bitty baby, about 4 weeks old only.

Velcro and me, my very first friend ever, 
he helped me exercise my legs in physical therapy class.

My very first Christmas and my very first Photo Shoot

I was riding in a car and something happened and the next thing I knew, I was flying. Just like a bird, flying, right out the window of that car. But my wings not be so good and so I went BANG on the hard road. It really hurt. And it was real scary.

Big tires whizzing by and I couldn't move. I tried but my legs no work and I lay there just hurting. Then somebody stopped and said oh you poor baby and they picked me up and taked me to a doctor.

The nice doctor looked at me and said Uh Oh this no look so good, but we try and save this poor baby. I was all cut up and bleeding and hurting. Doc give me medicine so I don't hurt so bad and clean up the blood even tooked pictures of my bones. They be ok, none of them broken, but it injured in my spine and I can't move my legs. It be bad and I be scared.

Daddy Vincent and me, we Support Our Troops !!!

After a bit the pain went away and the fur grew back over the cuts and scrapes, and I got to move my legs a bit, but they don't move like other kitties' legs and so I scoot, cuz i can't stand up for but a couple minutes and I can't walk very fast at all.

Nice hooman Ken Lickliter, who is on da board at Rikki's, he works at da hospital I was in, and he said OH I HAVE GOOD IDEA !!!!! I bet Vincent could teach Timmy how to get along and then maybe Timmy can help teach peoples to be nice to kitties and other aminals and even to each other !!!! And so Ken brought me to Rikki's.

Timmy and his adoptive dad, Vincent

It was scary. There be lots of sounds. Now I know they be chickens talking and roosters showing off and Mr. Peacock yelling for attention and nice doggies barking who's now my friends. But when I first gotted there I be real scared all them noisy aminals they just wanted to eat me or something. But Vincent was nice and he protected me. He held me and he snuggled me and he washed my face. And soon I got not scared if I could just lay by my new Daddy.

When Daddy Vincent would go outside to the day room, sometimes I'd go out too. It was real scary at first. I worry those big tires come again and I get hurt more. But there are no tires allowed in the Day Room so it be good. In the beginning I'd hide in a kitty house. But soon I started to come out. And then I made friends. I have lots of kitty friends now. And I even have a hen friend. Henny Penny and me be real good friends !!!! I love my Henny Penny. It's fun to know amnials of different kinds !!!

Yippee. My very own very first birthday!! I be big boy, no? You think I can drive new toyota ??? How old kitteh have to be for license? I don't want aminal control arresting me for driving without a license. You wanna send me birthday money so greatgrandpa can take me shopping tomorrow to get nums and fun things?

My first off site photo shoot

I so excited. I never getted to go to the Fancy Feast store before. Daddy Vincent he go all the time. Opie he gotted to go sometimes too. But me never. I been scared to ride in cars. But I getting braver. I'm learning that you don't fall out of cars all the time and you can be safe when you're in your car seat. Sometimes I don't like having to be in a car seat, but it's better than falling out the window. And I know nobody from Rikki's would throw me out a window and hurt me. I don't know why my other hoomans did that to me. Maybe they didn't mean to hurt me?

Tomorrow Great Grandpa is taking me and Opie shopping at the Fancy Feast num store so we can buy delicious nums and maybe a feather toy and maybe some catnip -- I be one year old - that be old enough for cat nip, no? Greatgrandpa he say, now my little Timmy, you get all your birthday money together and we go shopping, I make sure you get the bestest deal and you get the mostest nums for your birthday money.

I be so excited. Happy birthday to ME !!!! If you like to give me birthday moneys you can do it here  or you can pick a pressie off my wish list here  and if you like to just say happy birthday, that be ok too.

I love you !!!
        the almost big boy kitty, 
             gonna be one whole year old tomorrow

Sheila Fath
Donna Savory
Nora Eldridge
Vicki Gielen
Deborah Ailman
Gabriele Strobel
Kathryn Jones
Gilbert, Bentley & Sherri Callahan
Stacey & Marilyn DeGuire
Kate Viscardi

For making my Firstest Birthday Ever so much FUN !!!

I got my own doggy for Christmas

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