The Sparky Report #5


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A big thanks for those who sent e-mails asking for a Sparky Tabasco update. It would seem that little Sparky has a fan club!

Yesterday she weighed in at a whopping 3 pounds 10 ounces. She's come a long way from the scruffy 9 ounce orphan I found on the 4th of July. Sparky is turning into a real beauty. She's long and lean, with an Oriental body type (think Siamese–what cat fanciers call a "classy chassis") and a short silky coat. And attitude. Brother, does she have attitude!

When the carpenter fired up his noisy tools, it freaked Sparky for the first minute or two, but after she realized it wasn't going to hurt her, she relaxed. Now, the vacuum cleaner doesn't scare her. Thunder doesn't scare her. Big dogs don't scare her. The one thing that does (thankfully!) scare her is when the coyotes howl. She does a commando belly crawl and slinks away when the howling starts.


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PlayFight1These two pictures show Sparky terrorizing my young Boxer, Shona. I love the "Mexican stand-off" picture with Sparky and Shona going nose to nose. Seconds after I took that picture, Sparky launched herself at Shona and they wrestled ferociously.

Sparky continues to add new culinary delights to her diet. Her latest additions are broccoli and green beans. The next picture shows her chowing down on green beans that I "accidentally" dropped  *g* on the kitchen floor. Sparky zoomed in, beating out the dog, and scarfed down the beans with gusto. Do any of you cat owners have cats with culinary oddities? 

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Sparky tried my coffee once and decided she didn't like it. I'm grateful. She's already a pistol–I certainly don't need her hopped up on caffeine! (Why do you think her middle name is Tabasco?!!) Let's just say that every time I hear a crash somewhere in the house, I know Sparky is the cause. Once I go to inspect the damage, this is what I usually find:  little Miss Innocence, peeking around the corner to see if the coast is clear.
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125 thoughts on “The Sparky Report #5”

  1. LOL, Jo! I sort of hope she doesn’t. I adore large-eared cats. Those big ears are common with cats that have an Oriental type body. I think those long, lean bodies and oversized ears are so elegant!

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  2. LOL, Jo! I sort of hope she doesn’t. I adore large-eared cats. Those big ears are common with cats that have an Oriental type body. I think those long, lean bodies and oversized ears are so elegant!

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  3. LOL, Jo! I sort of hope she doesn’t. I adore large-eared cats. Those big ears are common with cats that have an Oriental type body. I think those long, lean bodies and oversized ears are so elegant!

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  4. LOL, Jo! I sort of hope she doesn’t. I adore large-eared cats. Those big ears are common with cats that have an Oriental type body. I think those long, lean bodies and oversized ears are so elegant!

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  5. LOL, Jo! I sort of hope she doesn’t. I adore large-eared cats. Those big ears are common with cats that have an Oriental type body. I think those long, lean bodies and oversized ears are so elegant!

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  6. Oh dear, you probably already know this, but I think you might be in for big trouble! I too have an “oriental body type” (a gray tabby Pierce, named for president Franklin Pierce) who is an absolute terror! He has two speeds – full out trouble and terror or cuddly, quiet sweetheart.
    I love the middle name! As I just said, this is going to be appropriate. Thanks for posting; I missed Sparky last weekend.
    Donna

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  7. Oh dear, you probably already know this, but I think you might be in for big trouble! I too have an “oriental body type” (a gray tabby Pierce, named for president Franklin Pierce) who is an absolute terror! He has two speeds – full out trouble and terror or cuddly, quiet sweetheart.
    I love the middle name! As I just said, this is going to be appropriate. Thanks for posting; I missed Sparky last weekend.
    Donna

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  8. Oh dear, you probably already know this, but I think you might be in for big trouble! I too have an “oriental body type” (a gray tabby Pierce, named for president Franklin Pierce) who is an absolute terror! He has two speeds – full out trouble and terror or cuddly, quiet sweetheart.
    I love the middle name! As I just said, this is going to be appropriate. Thanks for posting; I missed Sparky last weekend.
    Donna

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  9. Oh dear, you probably already know this, but I think you might be in for big trouble! I too have an “oriental body type” (a gray tabby Pierce, named for president Franklin Pierce) who is an absolute terror! He has two speeds – full out trouble and terror or cuddly, quiet sweetheart.
    I love the middle name! As I just said, this is going to be appropriate. Thanks for posting; I missed Sparky last weekend.
    Donna

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  10. Oh dear, you probably already know this, but I think you might be in for big trouble! I too have an “oriental body type” (a gray tabby Pierce, named for president Franklin Pierce) who is an absolute terror! He has two speeds – full out trouble and terror or cuddly, quiet sweetheart.
    I love the middle name! As I just said, this is going to be appropriate. Thanks for posting; I missed Sparky last weekend.
    Donna

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  11. The cat of my childhood, Momma Cat, who became that after being known as Tom Slick for her short adolescence. She loved corn on the cob. Dad would put it down for her, and she’s start in going row by row and then turning the cob for the next row.
    Just an odd historical note. Her first babies were born on the same day (almost time) that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

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  12. The cat of my childhood, Momma Cat, who became that after being known as Tom Slick for her short adolescence. She loved corn on the cob. Dad would put it down for her, and she’s start in going row by row and then turning the cob for the next row.
    Just an odd historical note. Her first babies were born on the same day (almost time) that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

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  13. The cat of my childhood, Momma Cat, who became that after being known as Tom Slick for her short adolescence. She loved corn on the cob. Dad would put it down for her, and she’s start in going row by row and then turning the cob for the next row.
    Just an odd historical note. Her first babies were born on the same day (almost time) that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

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  14. The cat of my childhood, Momma Cat, who became that after being known as Tom Slick for her short adolescence. She loved corn on the cob. Dad would put it down for her, and she’s start in going row by row and then turning the cob for the next row.
    Just an odd historical note. Her first babies were born on the same day (almost time) that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

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  15. The cat of my childhood, Momma Cat, who became that after being known as Tom Slick for her short adolescence. She loved corn on the cob. Dad would put it down for her, and she’s start in going row by row and then turning the cob for the next row.
    Just an odd historical note. Her first babies were born on the same day (almost time) that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

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  16. Donna, I love that you name your cats after presidents! It conveys a little dignity, even if some of your presidential cats were a little less dignified than their namesakes!
    Oh yes, I’m prepared for an active, inquisitive, trouble-making cat in Sparky Tabasco. It’s a small sacrifice to pay for that elegant, athletic body. (Although right now she’s at that get-into-everything stage and trying my usually monumental patience!)
    I’m glad you missed the Sparky posts! Blog announcements will always take precedence over Sparky updates, but as long as there is interest in her, we’ll continue to post periodic updates.
    P.S. You made me laugh out loud when I saw your “Here, Sparky. Here kitty, kitty, kitty” comment a few days ago!

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  17. Donna, I love that you name your cats after presidents! It conveys a little dignity, even if some of your presidential cats were a little less dignified than their namesakes!
    Oh yes, I’m prepared for an active, inquisitive, trouble-making cat in Sparky Tabasco. It’s a small sacrifice to pay for that elegant, athletic body. (Although right now she’s at that get-into-everything stage and trying my usually monumental patience!)
    I’m glad you missed the Sparky posts! Blog announcements will always take precedence over Sparky updates, but as long as there is interest in her, we’ll continue to post periodic updates.
    P.S. You made me laugh out loud when I saw your “Here, Sparky. Here kitty, kitty, kitty” comment a few days ago!

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  18. Donna, I love that you name your cats after presidents! It conveys a little dignity, even if some of your presidential cats were a little less dignified than their namesakes!
    Oh yes, I’m prepared for an active, inquisitive, trouble-making cat in Sparky Tabasco. It’s a small sacrifice to pay for that elegant, athletic body. (Although right now she’s at that get-into-everything stage and trying my usually monumental patience!)
    I’m glad you missed the Sparky posts! Blog announcements will always take precedence over Sparky updates, but as long as there is interest in her, we’ll continue to post periodic updates.
    P.S. You made me laugh out loud when I saw your “Here, Sparky. Here kitty, kitty, kitty” comment a few days ago!

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  19. Donna, I love that you name your cats after presidents! It conveys a little dignity, even if some of your presidential cats were a little less dignified than their namesakes!
    Oh yes, I’m prepared for an active, inquisitive, trouble-making cat in Sparky Tabasco. It’s a small sacrifice to pay for that elegant, athletic body. (Although right now she’s at that get-into-everything stage and trying my usually monumental patience!)
    I’m glad you missed the Sparky posts! Blog announcements will always take precedence over Sparky updates, but as long as there is interest in her, we’ll continue to post periodic updates.
    P.S. You made me laugh out loud when I saw your “Here, Sparky. Here kitty, kitty, kitty” comment a few days ago!

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  20. Donna, I love that you name your cats after presidents! It conveys a little dignity, even if some of your presidential cats were a little less dignified than their namesakes!
    Oh yes, I’m prepared for an active, inquisitive, trouble-making cat in Sparky Tabasco. It’s a small sacrifice to pay for that elegant, athletic body. (Although right now she’s at that get-into-everything stage and trying my usually monumental patience!)
    I’m glad you missed the Sparky posts! Blog announcements will always take precedence over Sparky updates, but as long as there is interest in her, we’ll continue to post periodic updates.
    P.S. You made me laugh out loud when I saw your “Here, Sparky. Here kitty, kitty, kitty” comment a few days ago!

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  21. Shannon, how hilarious that Momma Cat ate corn on the cob! I can just visualize her eating row after row, then turning the cob for the next row! (It gave me a mental image of a typewriter ding going off when she hit the end of a row and started on another!)
    And what an auspicious occasion to be born–on the day of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing! In my household, that would have given rise to all sorts of moon-themed kitten names!

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  22. Shannon, how hilarious that Momma Cat ate corn on the cob! I can just visualize her eating row after row, then turning the cob for the next row! (It gave me a mental image of a typewriter ding going off when she hit the end of a row and started on another!)
    And what an auspicious occasion to be born–on the day of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing! In my household, that would have given rise to all sorts of moon-themed kitten names!

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  23. Shannon, how hilarious that Momma Cat ate corn on the cob! I can just visualize her eating row after row, then turning the cob for the next row! (It gave me a mental image of a typewriter ding going off when she hit the end of a row and started on another!)
    And what an auspicious occasion to be born–on the day of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing! In my household, that would have given rise to all sorts of moon-themed kitten names!

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  24. Shannon, how hilarious that Momma Cat ate corn on the cob! I can just visualize her eating row after row, then turning the cob for the next row! (It gave me a mental image of a typewriter ding going off when she hit the end of a row and started on another!)
    And what an auspicious occasion to be born–on the day of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing! In my household, that would have given rise to all sorts of moon-themed kitten names!

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  25. Shannon, how hilarious that Momma Cat ate corn on the cob! I can just visualize her eating row after row, then turning the cob for the next row! (It gave me a mental image of a typewriter ding going off when she hit the end of a row and started on another!)
    And what an auspicious occasion to be born–on the day of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing! In my household, that would have given rise to all sorts of moon-themed kitten names!

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  26. She just gets cuter and cuter every day! And I am so pleased she gets along so well with Shona. My Rebecca Marie, who looks very like Miss Sparky Tabasco, was raised by my Great Dane and the two of them were inseparable until we lost Glory-girl to cancer a few years ago. Since then Rebecca assumes she is the top dog and my other dogs have done nothing to disavow her of that notion!

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  27. She just gets cuter and cuter every day! And I am so pleased she gets along so well with Shona. My Rebecca Marie, who looks very like Miss Sparky Tabasco, was raised by my Great Dane and the two of them were inseparable until we lost Glory-girl to cancer a few years ago. Since then Rebecca assumes she is the top dog and my other dogs have done nothing to disavow her of that notion!

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  28. She just gets cuter and cuter every day! And I am so pleased she gets along so well with Shona. My Rebecca Marie, who looks very like Miss Sparky Tabasco, was raised by my Great Dane and the two of them were inseparable until we lost Glory-girl to cancer a few years ago. Since then Rebecca assumes she is the top dog and my other dogs have done nothing to disavow her of that notion!

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  29. She just gets cuter and cuter every day! And I am so pleased she gets along so well with Shona. My Rebecca Marie, who looks very like Miss Sparky Tabasco, was raised by my Great Dane and the two of them were inseparable until we lost Glory-girl to cancer a few years ago. Since then Rebecca assumes she is the top dog and my other dogs have done nothing to disavow her of that notion!

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  30. She just gets cuter and cuter every day! And I am so pleased she gets along so well with Shona. My Rebecca Marie, who looks very like Miss Sparky Tabasco, was raised by my Great Dane and the two of them were inseparable until we lost Glory-girl to cancer a few years ago. Since then Rebecca assumes she is the top dog and my other dogs have done nothing to disavow her of that notion!

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  31. Louisa, I love that your Rebecca Marie was raised by a Great Dane! I’m so sorry you lost Glory Girl to cancer. That seems to be a disease common with large breeds. In the past 40 years I’ve lost 3 Dobermans and 2 Boxers to cancer.
    I’m not surprised the Rebecca Marie is now the top dog in your household. I’ve found that cats raised in homes with dogs usually have an “in” when it comes to dealing with dogs, whereas dogs, bless their little white cotton socks, seem to fall for the same kitty tricks time and time again. When my Christopher was a kitten, he’d hide under the sofa cushions, waiting for one of the dogs to stroll by. As many times as he startled the dickens out of them by patting their butts as they passed, the dogs always acted like it was a huge surprise. *g*

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  32. Louisa, I love that your Rebecca Marie was raised by a Great Dane! I’m so sorry you lost Glory Girl to cancer. That seems to be a disease common with large breeds. In the past 40 years I’ve lost 3 Dobermans and 2 Boxers to cancer.
    I’m not surprised the Rebecca Marie is now the top dog in your household. I’ve found that cats raised in homes with dogs usually have an “in” when it comes to dealing with dogs, whereas dogs, bless their little white cotton socks, seem to fall for the same kitty tricks time and time again. When my Christopher was a kitten, he’d hide under the sofa cushions, waiting for one of the dogs to stroll by. As many times as he startled the dickens out of them by patting their butts as they passed, the dogs always acted like it was a huge surprise. *g*

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  33. Louisa, I love that your Rebecca Marie was raised by a Great Dane! I’m so sorry you lost Glory Girl to cancer. That seems to be a disease common with large breeds. In the past 40 years I’ve lost 3 Dobermans and 2 Boxers to cancer.
    I’m not surprised the Rebecca Marie is now the top dog in your household. I’ve found that cats raised in homes with dogs usually have an “in” when it comes to dealing with dogs, whereas dogs, bless their little white cotton socks, seem to fall for the same kitty tricks time and time again. When my Christopher was a kitten, he’d hide under the sofa cushions, waiting for one of the dogs to stroll by. As many times as he startled the dickens out of them by patting their butts as they passed, the dogs always acted like it was a huge surprise. *g*

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  34. Louisa, I love that your Rebecca Marie was raised by a Great Dane! I’m so sorry you lost Glory Girl to cancer. That seems to be a disease common with large breeds. In the past 40 years I’ve lost 3 Dobermans and 2 Boxers to cancer.
    I’m not surprised the Rebecca Marie is now the top dog in your household. I’ve found that cats raised in homes with dogs usually have an “in” when it comes to dealing with dogs, whereas dogs, bless their little white cotton socks, seem to fall for the same kitty tricks time and time again. When my Christopher was a kitten, he’d hide under the sofa cushions, waiting for one of the dogs to stroll by. As many times as he startled the dickens out of them by patting their butts as they passed, the dogs always acted like it was a huge surprise. *g*

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  35. Louisa, I love that your Rebecca Marie was raised by a Great Dane! I’m so sorry you lost Glory Girl to cancer. That seems to be a disease common with large breeds. In the past 40 years I’ve lost 3 Dobermans and 2 Boxers to cancer.
    I’m not surprised the Rebecca Marie is now the top dog in your household. I’ve found that cats raised in homes with dogs usually have an “in” when it comes to dealing with dogs, whereas dogs, bless their little white cotton socks, seem to fall for the same kitty tricks time and time again. When my Christopher was a kitten, he’d hide under the sofa cushions, waiting for one of the dogs to stroll by. As many times as he startled the dickens out of them by patting their butts as they passed, the dogs always acted like it was a huge surprise. *g*

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  36. We had a tough tuxedo living with us (long story – he followed me home). The cat was sacked out under the dining room table; the folks were unpacking the groceries in the kitchen and Grandma dropped an egg. “Whoops! I need a …” but there was only a shell on the floor and Cat was cleaning his whiskers.

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  37. We had a tough tuxedo living with us (long story – he followed me home). The cat was sacked out under the dining room table; the folks were unpacking the groceries in the kitchen and Grandma dropped an egg. “Whoops! I need a …” but there was only a shell on the floor and Cat was cleaning his whiskers.

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  38. We had a tough tuxedo living with us (long story – he followed me home). The cat was sacked out under the dining room table; the folks were unpacking the groceries in the kitchen and Grandma dropped an egg. “Whoops! I need a …” but there was only a shell on the floor and Cat was cleaning his whiskers.

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  39. We had a tough tuxedo living with us (long story – he followed me home). The cat was sacked out under the dining room table; the folks were unpacking the groceries in the kitchen and Grandma dropped an egg. “Whoops! I need a …” but there was only a shell on the floor and Cat was cleaning his whiskers.

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  40. We had a tough tuxedo living with us (long story – he followed me home). The cat was sacked out under the dining room table; the folks were unpacking the groceries in the kitchen and Grandma dropped an egg. “Whoops! I need a …” but there was only a shell on the floor and Cat was cleaning his whiskers.

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  41. LOL, Artemisia! I adore tuxedo cats and always wanted one. Perhaps one day the God of Feral Cats will send me another rescue–a fine black and white tuxedo pus.
    I’ve never had a cat that ate raw eggs. However, my dogs adore them, and whenever I clean out the fridge and come across an egg carton well past its pull date, the dogs get a treat. One time, I took the carton of eggs out to the front deck and cracked the eggs directly onto the deck. The dogs were delirious with anticipation, salivating and circling me excitedly. When I gave the okay, they dived in and began licking up the eggs. But before they could get more than one or two licks, the eggs slithered into the cracks between the deck boards and disappeared. The dogs were astonished. The look of disappointment on their faces was priceless. I cracked more eggs for them, but they slithered into the cracks before the dogs could get one lick in. I finally used Styrofoam plates for the rest of the eggs!

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  42. LOL, Artemisia! I adore tuxedo cats and always wanted one. Perhaps one day the God of Feral Cats will send me another rescue–a fine black and white tuxedo pus.
    I’ve never had a cat that ate raw eggs. However, my dogs adore them, and whenever I clean out the fridge and come across an egg carton well past its pull date, the dogs get a treat. One time, I took the carton of eggs out to the front deck and cracked the eggs directly onto the deck. The dogs were delirious with anticipation, salivating and circling me excitedly. When I gave the okay, they dived in and began licking up the eggs. But before they could get more than one or two licks, the eggs slithered into the cracks between the deck boards and disappeared. The dogs were astonished. The look of disappointment on their faces was priceless. I cracked more eggs for them, but they slithered into the cracks before the dogs could get one lick in. I finally used Styrofoam plates for the rest of the eggs!

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  43. LOL, Artemisia! I adore tuxedo cats and always wanted one. Perhaps one day the God of Feral Cats will send me another rescue–a fine black and white tuxedo pus.
    I’ve never had a cat that ate raw eggs. However, my dogs adore them, and whenever I clean out the fridge and come across an egg carton well past its pull date, the dogs get a treat. One time, I took the carton of eggs out to the front deck and cracked the eggs directly onto the deck. The dogs were delirious with anticipation, salivating and circling me excitedly. When I gave the okay, they dived in and began licking up the eggs. But before they could get more than one or two licks, the eggs slithered into the cracks between the deck boards and disappeared. The dogs were astonished. The look of disappointment on their faces was priceless. I cracked more eggs for them, but they slithered into the cracks before the dogs could get one lick in. I finally used Styrofoam plates for the rest of the eggs!

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  44. LOL, Artemisia! I adore tuxedo cats and always wanted one. Perhaps one day the God of Feral Cats will send me another rescue–a fine black and white tuxedo pus.
    I’ve never had a cat that ate raw eggs. However, my dogs adore them, and whenever I clean out the fridge and come across an egg carton well past its pull date, the dogs get a treat. One time, I took the carton of eggs out to the front deck and cracked the eggs directly onto the deck. The dogs were delirious with anticipation, salivating and circling me excitedly. When I gave the okay, they dived in and began licking up the eggs. But before they could get more than one or two licks, the eggs slithered into the cracks between the deck boards and disappeared. The dogs were astonished. The look of disappointment on their faces was priceless. I cracked more eggs for them, but they slithered into the cracks before the dogs could get one lick in. I finally used Styrofoam plates for the rest of the eggs!

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  45. LOL, Artemisia! I adore tuxedo cats and always wanted one. Perhaps one day the God of Feral Cats will send me another rescue–a fine black and white tuxedo pus.
    I’ve never had a cat that ate raw eggs. However, my dogs adore them, and whenever I clean out the fridge and come across an egg carton well past its pull date, the dogs get a treat. One time, I took the carton of eggs out to the front deck and cracked the eggs directly onto the deck. The dogs were delirious with anticipation, salivating and circling me excitedly. When I gave the okay, they dived in and began licking up the eggs. But before they could get more than one or two licks, the eggs slithered into the cracks between the deck boards and disappeared. The dogs were astonished. The look of disappointment on their faces was priceless. I cracked more eggs for them, but they slithered into the cracks before the dogs could get one lick in. I finally used Styrofoam plates for the rest of the eggs!

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  46. Sherrie, I realized that I had forgotten to answer the main question of the day. Both of them will eat just about anything that they can steal from my plate, or from a bowl on the counter or from the cutting board, especially cruciferous vegetables!
    Pierce is especially fond of guacamole, the hotter the better, but perhaps his funniest habit is he cries for loose tea! That started when I accidently dropped some on the floor and he scarfed it up. Now when I make a cup of tea, he begs (in that Siamese voice) for it.
    Andrew (Andrew Jackson) waits at my feet while I eat macaroons for crumbles of coconut to drop. And he knows when I eat eggs that there’s a pan to lick!

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  47. Sherrie, I realized that I had forgotten to answer the main question of the day. Both of them will eat just about anything that they can steal from my plate, or from a bowl on the counter or from the cutting board, especially cruciferous vegetables!
    Pierce is especially fond of guacamole, the hotter the better, but perhaps his funniest habit is he cries for loose tea! That started when I accidently dropped some on the floor and he scarfed it up. Now when I make a cup of tea, he begs (in that Siamese voice) for it.
    Andrew (Andrew Jackson) waits at my feet while I eat macaroons for crumbles of coconut to drop. And he knows when I eat eggs that there’s a pan to lick!

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  48. Sherrie, I realized that I had forgotten to answer the main question of the day. Both of them will eat just about anything that they can steal from my plate, or from a bowl on the counter or from the cutting board, especially cruciferous vegetables!
    Pierce is especially fond of guacamole, the hotter the better, but perhaps his funniest habit is he cries for loose tea! That started when I accidently dropped some on the floor and he scarfed it up. Now when I make a cup of tea, he begs (in that Siamese voice) for it.
    Andrew (Andrew Jackson) waits at my feet while I eat macaroons for crumbles of coconut to drop. And he knows when I eat eggs that there’s a pan to lick!

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  49. Sherrie, I realized that I had forgotten to answer the main question of the day. Both of them will eat just about anything that they can steal from my plate, or from a bowl on the counter or from the cutting board, especially cruciferous vegetables!
    Pierce is especially fond of guacamole, the hotter the better, but perhaps his funniest habit is he cries for loose tea! That started when I accidently dropped some on the floor and he scarfed it up. Now when I make a cup of tea, he begs (in that Siamese voice) for it.
    Andrew (Andrew Jackson) waits at my feet while I eat macaroons for crumbles of coconut to drop. And he knows when I eat eggs that there’s a pan to lick!

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  50. Sherrie, I realized that I had forgotten to answer the main question of the day. Both of them will eat just about anything that they can steal from my plate, or from a bowl on the counter or from the cutting board, especially cruciferous vegetables!
    Pierce is especially fond of guacamole, the hotter the better, but perhaps his funniest habit is he cries for loose tea! That started when I accidently dropped some on the floor and he scarfed it up. Now when I make a cup of tea, he begs (in that Siamese voice) for it.
    Andrew (Andrew Jackson) waits at my feet while I eat macaroons for crumbles of coconut to drop. And he knows when I eat eggs that there’s a pan to lick!

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  51. Donna, what is it about cruciferous veggies? Cats love ’em and dogs (usually) hate ’em.
    Unlike your presidential Pierce, I’ve never had a cat that liked “hot” anything, though I once had a Doberman who sneaked all the hot red peppers out of the garbage can after I’d picked them out of my Chinese meal.
    And tea leaves? Tea leaves??? It must be Pierce’s version of catnip! (Teanip?)
    By comparison, Andrew’s macaroons and fried eggs seem positively pedestrian by comparison!

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  52. Donna, what is it about cruciferous veggies? Cats love ’em and dogs (usually) hate ’em.
    Unlike your presidential Pierce, I’ve never had a cat that liked “hot” anything, though I once had a Doberman who sneaked all the hot red peppers out of the garbage can after I’d picked them out of my Chinese meal.
    And tea leaves? Tea leaves??? It must be Pierce’s version of catnip! (Teanip?)
    By comparison, Andrew’s macaroons and fried eggs seem positively pedestrian by comparison!

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  53. Donna, what is it about cruciferous veggies? Cats love ’em and dogs (usually) hate ’em.
    Unlike your presidential Pierce, I’ve never had a cat that liked “hot” anything, though I once had a Doberman who sneaked all the hot red peppers out of the garbage can after I’d picked them out of my Chinese meal.
    And tea leaves? Tea leaves??? It must be Pierce’s version of catnip! (Teanip?)
    By comparison, Andrew’s macaroons and fried eggs seem positively pedestrian by comparison!

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  54. Donna, what is it about cruciferous veggies? Cats love ’em and dogs (usually) hate ’em.
    Unlike your presidential Pierce, I’ve never had a cat that liked “hot” anything, though I once had a Doberman who sneaked all the hot red peppers out of the garbage can after I’d picked them out of my Chinese meal.
    And tea leaves? Tea leaves??? It must be Pierce’s version of catnip! (Teanip?)
    By comparison, Andrew’s macaroons and fried eggs seem positively pedestrian by comparison!

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  55. Donna, what is it about cruciferous veggies? Cats love ’em and dogs (usually) hate ’em.
    Unlike your presidential Pierce, I’ve never had a cat that liked “hot” anything, though I once had a Doberman who sneaked all the hot red peppers out of the garbage can after I’d picked them out of my Chinese meal.
    And tea leaves? Tea leaves??? It must be Pierce’s version of catnip! (Teanip?)
    By comparison, Andrew’s macaroons and fried eggs seem positively pedestrian by comparison!

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  56. She is just so adorable. Thanks for keeping us updated, Sherrie. I had a tuxedo cat named Mickey who liked fruit. Bananas were his favorite, but peaches and apples were loved as well. He would crawl right up on your lap when you were eating a banana and wait for his bite. At one point he needed a liquid medicine and the pharmacist asked me if he should make it liver flavored. The look on his face was priceless when I asked him for banana flavor instead.

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  57. She is just so adorable. Thanks for keeping us updated, Sherrie. I had a tuxedo cat named Mickey who liked fruit. Bananas were his favorite, but peaches and apples were loved as well. He would crawl right up on your lap when you were eating a banana and wait for his bite. At one point he needed a liquid medicine and the pharmacist asked me if he should make it liver flavored. The look on his face was priceless when I asked him for banana flavor instead.

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  58. She is just so adorable. Thanks for keeping us updated, Sherrie. I had a tuxedo cat named Mickey who liked fruit. Bananas were his favorite, but peaches and apples were loved as well. He would crawl right up on your lap when you were eating a banana and wait for his bite. At one point he needed a liquid medicine and the pharmacist asked me if he should make it liver flavored. The look on his face was priceless when I asked him for banana flavor instead.

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  59. She is just so adorable. Thanks for keeping us updated, Sherrie. I had a tuxedo cat named Mickey who liked fruit. Bananas were his favorite, but peaches and apples were loved as well. He would crawl right up on your lap when you were eating a banana and wait for his bite. At one point he needed a liquid medicine and the pharmacist asked me if he should make it liver flavored. The look on his face was priceless when I asked him for banana flavor instead.

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  60. She is just so adorable. Thanks for keeping us updated, Sherrie. I had a tuxedo cat named Mickey who liked fruit. Bananas were his favorite, but peaches and apples were loved as well. He would crawl right up on your lap when you were eating a banana and wait for his bite. At one point he needed a liquid medicine and the pharmacist asked me if he should make it liver flavored. The look on his face was priceless when I asked him for banana flavor instead.

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  61. Karen, Banana-flavored medicine? Really??? I can just see your pharmacist’s face when you asked for banana flavoring. That’s too funny! I’ve had cats that liked bananas, but not peaches or apples.
    Christopher, my other cat (and Sparky’s surrogate parent) loves grated carrots. And I’ve never had a cat that didn’t love canned mushrooms. They even like the liquid from the canned mushrooms. Sparky may be my first cat to not care for mushrooms, however. I gave her one this afternoon and instead of eating it, she used it like a hockey puck, batting it all over the floor.

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  62. Karen, Banana-flavored medicine? Really??? I can just see your pharmacist’s face when you asked for banana flavoring. That’s too funny! I’ve had cats that liked bananas, but not peaches or apples.
    Christopher, my other cat (and Sparky’s surrogate parent) loves grated carrots. And I’ve never had a cat that didn’t love canned mushrooms. They even like the liquid from the canned mushrooms. Sparky may be my first cat to not care for mushrooms, however. I gave her one this afternoon and instead of eating it, she used it like a hockey puck, batting it all over the floor.

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  63. Karen, Banana-flavored medicine? Really??? I can just see your pharmacist’s face when you asked for banana flavoring. That’s too funny! I’ve had cats that liked bananas, but not peaches or apples.
    Christopher, my other cat (and Sparky’s surrogate parent) loves grated carrots. And I’ve never had a cat that didn’t love canned mushrooms. They even like the liquid from the canned mushrooms. Sparky may be my first cat to not care for mushrooms, however. I gave her one this afternoon and instead of eating it, she used it like a hockey puck, batting it all over the floor.

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  64. Karen, Banana-flavored medicine? Really??? I can just see your pharmacist’s face when you asked for banana flavoring. That’s too funny! I’ve had cats that liked bananas, but not peaches or apples.
    Christopher, my other cat (and Sparky’s surrogate parent) loves grated carrots. And I’ve never had a cat that didn’t love canned mushrooms. They even like the liquid from the canned mushrooms. Sparky may be my first cat to not care for mushrooms, however. I gave her one this afternoon and instead of eating it, she used it like a hockey puck, batting it all over the floor.

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  65. Karen, Banana-flavored medicine? Really??? I can just see your pharmacist’s face when you asked for banana flavoring. That’s too funny! I’ve had cats that liked bananas, but not peaches or apples.
    Christopher, my other cat (and Sparky’s surrogate parent) loves grated carrots. And I’ve never had a cat that didn’t love canned mushrooms. They even like the liquid from the canned mushrooms. Sparky may be my first cat to not care for mushrooms, however. I gave her one this afternoon and instead of eating it, she used it like a hockey puck, batting it all over the floor.

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  66. At present my two cats — given me by my son when the doctor told him they aggravated his asthma too much– are rather finicky eaters. never had those before. Of course, I usually had a cat and dog together and the cats learned to eat quickly or it would be gone. I have had cats that liked corn on the cob, green beans, lettuce, and one liked cantaloupe.
    Our cats tended to be named for obvious reasons like color or Momma Cat for kittens. But we also have had literary cats– Shelley, Byron, Emily,. Cats named for size like Jumbo. Cotton was a white angora, Biscuit was a Siamese ( porcelain firing and not an edible biscuit) as was Simba. Grey Cat and Tiger both of whom vied to be top cat and investigated everything that went on in the house. The Plumber was startled to have Tiger lean over to bite a joint he had just fastened.
    At one time we had an anthology of cats.

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  67. At present my two cats — given me by my son when the doctor told him they aggravated his asthma too much– are rather finicky eaters. never had those before. Of course, I usually had a cat and dog together and the cats learned to eat quickly or it would be gone. I have had cats that liked corn on the cob, green beans, lettuce, and one liked cantaloupe.
    Our cats tended to be named for obvious reasons like color or Momma Cat for kittens. But we also have had literary cats– Shelley, Byron, Emily,. Cats named for size like Jumbo. Cotton was a white angora, Biscuit was a Siamese ( porcelain firing and not an edible biscuit) as was Simba. Grey Cat and Tiger both of whom vied to be top cat and investigated everything that went on in the house. The Plumber was startled to have Tiger lean over to bite a joint he had just fastened.
    At one time we had an anthology of cats.

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  68. At present my two cats — given me by my son when the doctor told him they aggravated his asthma too much– are rather finicky eaters. never had those before. Of course, I usually had a cat and dog together and the cats learned to eat quickly or it would be gone. I have had cats that liked corn on the cob, green beans, lettuce, and one liked cantaloupe.
    Our cats tended to be named for obvious reasons like color or Momma Cat for kittens. But we also have had literary cats– Shelley, Byron, Emily,. Cats named for size like Jumbo. Cotton was a white angora, Biscuit was a Siamese ( porcelain firing and not an edible biscuit) as was Simba. Grey Cat and Tiger both of whom vied to be top cat and investigated everything that went on in the house. The Plumber was startled to have Tiger lean over to bite a joint he had just fastened.
    At one time we had an anthology of cats.

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  69. At present my two cats — given me by my son when the doctor told him they aggravated his asthma too much– are rather finicky eaters. never had those before. Of course, I usually had a cat and dog together and the cats learned to eat quickly or it would be gone. I have had cats that liked corn on the cob, green beans, lettuce, and one liked cantaloupe.
    Our cats tended to be named for obvious reasons like color or Momma Cat for kittens. But we also have had literary cats– Shelley, Byron, Emily,. Cats named for size like Jumbo. Cotton was a white angora, Biscuit was a Siamese ( porcelain firing and not an edible biscuit) as was Simba. Grey Cat and Tiger both of whom vied to be top cat and investigated everything that went on in the house. The Plumber was startled to have Tiger lean over to bite a joint he had just fastened.
    At one time we had an anthology of cats.

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  70. At present my two cats — given me by my son when the doctor told him they aggravated his asthma too much– are rather finicky eaters. never had those before. Of course, I usually had a cat and dog together and the cats learned to eat quickly or it would be gone. I have had cats that liked corn on the cob, green beans, lettuce, and one liked cantaloupe.
    Our cats tended to be named for obvious reasons like color or Momma Cat for kittens. But we also have had literary cats– Shelley, Byron, Emily,. Cats named for size like Jumbo. Cotton was a white angora, Biscuit was a Siamese ( porcelain firing and not an edible biscuit) as was Simba. Grey Cat and Tiger both of whom vied to be top cat and investigated everything that went on in the house. The Plumber was startled to have Tiger lean over to bite a joint he had just fastened.
    At one time we had an anthology of cats.

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  71. I shouldn’t get started writing about cats!
    Meant to say that Sparky seems to be an adorable little lady. They are so cute at this stage. Some become more staid after they grow up others continue to be eccentrics.

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  72. I shouldn’t get started writing about cats!
    Meant to say that Sparky seems to be an adorable little lady. They are so cute at this stage. Some become more staid after they grow up others continue to be eccentrics.

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  73. I shouldn’t get started writing about cats!
    Meant to say that Sparky seems to be an adorable little lady. They are so cute at this stage. Some become more staid after they grow up others continue to be eccentrics.

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  74. I shouldn’t get started writing about cats!
    Meant to say that Sparky seems to be an adorable little lady. They are so cute at this stage. Some become more staid after they grow up others continue to be eccentrics.

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  75. I shouldn’t get started writing about cats!
    Meant to say that Sparky seems to be an adorable little lady. They are so cute at this stage. Some become more staid after they grow up others continue to be eccentrics.

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  76. I shared the photo of Sparky attacking the mouse with my sister, and now she’s a fan of Sparky, even though she’s not a romance reader!

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  77. I shared the photo of Sparky attacking the mouse with my sister, and now she’s a fan of Sparky, even though she’s not a romance reader!

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  78. I shared the photo of Sparky attacking the mouse with my sister, and now she’s a fan of Sparky, even though she’s not a romance reader!

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  79. I shared the photo of Sparky attacking the mouse with my sister, and now she’s a fan of Sparky, even though she’s not a romance reader!

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  80. I shared the photo of Sparky attacking the mouse with my sister, and now she’s a fan of Sparky, even though she’s not a romance reader!

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  81. Nancy, I used to have a cat named Byron, too! Lord Byron, in fact. How fun to have cats with literary names. You must be like me–pet names are very special, so it usually takes me a long time to come up with the perfect name, sometimes weeks! Other times, the perfect name happens in a day or two.
    I’m laughing over your story about Tiger biting the plumbing joint! My old Boxer used to follow the carpenter around, then sit and watch him work with fascination. Sometimes she became such a nuisance that I had to put her outside so that the carpenter could get some work done!

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  82. Nancy, I used to have a cat named Byron, too! Lord Byron, in fact. How fun to have cats with literary names. You must be like me–pet names are very special, so it usually takes me a long time to come up with the perfect name, sometimes weeks! Other times, the perfect name happens in a day or two.
    I’m laughing over your story about Tiger biting the plumbing joint! My old Boxer used to follow the carpenter around, then sit and watch him work with fascination. Sometimes she became such a nuisance that I had to put her outside so that the carpenter could get some work done!

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  83. Nancy, I used to have a cat named Byron, too! Lord Byron, in fact. How fun to have cats with literary names. You must be like me–pet names are very special, so it usually takes me a long time to come up with the perfect name, sometimes weeks! Other times, the perfect name happens in a day or two.
    I’m laughing over your story about Tiger biting the plumbing joint! My old Boxer used to follow the carpenter around, then sit and watch him work with fascination. Sometimes she became such a nuisance that I had to put her outside so that the carpenter could get some work done!

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  84. Nancy, I used to have a cat named Byron, too! Lord Byron, in fact. How fun to have cats with literary names. You must be like me–pet names are very special, so it usually takes me a long time to come up with the perfect name, sometimes weeks! Other times, the perfect name happens in a day or two.
    I’m laughing over your story about Tiger biting the plumbing joint! My old Boxer used to follow the carpenter around, then sit and watch him work with fascination. Sometimes she became such a nuisance that I had to put her outside so that the carpenter could get some work done!

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  85. Nancy, I used to have a cat named Byron, too! Lord Byron, in fact. How fun to have cats with literary names. You must be like me–pet names are very special, so it usually takes me a long time to come up with the perfect name, sometimes weeks! Other times, the perfect name happens in a day or two.
    I’m laughing over your story about Tiger biting the plumbing joint! My old Boxer used to follow the carpenter around, then sit and watch him work with fascination. Sometimes she became such a nuisance that I had to put her outside so that the carpenter could get some work done!

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  86. Lenore, thank you for sharing with your sister the picture of Sparky attacking the mouse. I’m delighted to hear she’s become a Sparky fan! Maybe we’ll eventually convert her to being a romance reader!

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  87. Lenore, thank you for sharing with your sister the picture of Sparky attacking the mouse. I’m delighted to hear she’s become a Sparky fan! Maybe we’ll eventually convert her to being a romance reader!

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  88. Lenore, thank you for sharing with your sister the picture of Sparky attacking the mouse. I’m delighted to hear she’s become a Sparky fan! Maybe we’ll eventually convert her to being a romance reader!

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  89. Lenore, thank you for sharing with your sister the picture of Sparky attacking the mouse. I’m delighted to hear she’s become a Sparky fan! Maybe we’ll eventually convert her to being a romance reader!

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  90. Lenore, thank you for sharing with your sister the picture of Sparky attacking the mouse. I’m delighted to hear she’s become a Sparky fan! Maybe we’ll eventually convert her to being a romance reader!

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  91. Sherrie, if you have any mouse problems around your place–you won’t. The green bean attack says it all. πŸ˜€
    Cats eating strange things…. I had one that begged for a bite of the buttery part every time I ate garlic bread. Another had a taste for soy-hotdogs.
    Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. πŸ™‚

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  92. Sherrie, if you have any mouse problems around your place–you won’t. The green bean attack says it all. πŸ˜€
    Cats eating strange things…. I had one that begged for a bite of the buttery part every time I ate garlic bread. Another had a taste for soy-hotdogs.
    Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. πŸ™‚

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  93. Sherrie, if you have any mouse problems around your place–you won’t. The green bean attack says it all. πŸ˜€
    Cats eating strange things…. I had one that begged for a bite of the buttery part every time I ate garlic bread. Another had a taste for soy-hotdogs.
    Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. πŸ™‚

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  94. Sherrie, if you have any mouse problems around your place–you won’t. The green bean attack says it all. πŸ˜€
    Cats eating strange things…. I had one that begged for a bite of the buttery part every time I ate garlic bread. Another had a taste for soy-hotdogs.
    Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. πŸ™‚

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  95. Sherrie, if you have any mouse problems around your place–you won’t. The green bean attack says it all. πŸ˜€
    Cats eating strange things…. I had one that begged for a bite of the buttery part every time I ate garlic bread. Another had a taste for soy-hotdogs.
    Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. πŸ™‚

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  96. “Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. :-)”
    Lucy, that totally made me laugh out loud. As long as readers are interested, I’ll continue to post periodic updates on Sparky Tabasco and include pictures.
    And you are so right about mice no longer being safe. If it moves, Sparky pounces. I’ve never had a soy hotdog, but I’ll just bet that if Sparky saw it, she’d scarf it down!

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  97. “Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. :-)”
    Lucy, that totally made me laugh out loud. As long as readers are interested, I’ll continue to post periodic updates on Sparky Tabasco and include pictures.
    And you are so right about mice no longer being safe. If it moves, Sparky pounces. I’ve never had a soy hotdog, but I’ll just bet that if Sparky saw it, she’d scarf it down!

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  98. “Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. :-)”
    Lucy, that totally made me laugh out loud. As long as readers are interested, I’ll continue to post periodic updates on Sparky Tabasco and include pictures.
    And you are so right about mice no longer being safe. If it moves, Sparky pounces. I’ve never had a soy hotdog, but I’ll just bet that if Sparky saw it, she’d scarf it down!

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  99. “Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. :-)”
    Lucy, that totally made me laugh out loud. As long as readers are interested, I’ll continue to post periodic updates on Sparky Tabasco and include pictures.
    And you are so right about mice no longer being safe. If it moves, Sparky pounces. I’ve never had a soy hotdog, but I’ll just bet that if Sparky saw it, she’d scarf it down!

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  100. “Btw, please don’t stop with the updates. This blog is fun anyway, but no announcement in the world can outclass a kitten bent on mayhem. :-)”
    Lucy, that totally made me laugh out loud. As long as readers are interested, I’ll continue to post periodic updates on Sparky Tabasco and include pictures.
    And you are so right about mice no longer being safe. If it moves, Sparky pounces. I’ve never had a soy hotdog, but I’ll just bet that if Sparky saw it, she’d scarf it down!

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  101. Good evening, Ms. Holmes,
    How precious is that!?! Little Sparky Tabasco is growing into her fur!! And, now I understand fully how she received her ‘middle’ name!! Ooh, she reminds me so much of a young Einstein!! My spunky tux!? She used to flip and wrestle Riker all the time whilst a wee little thing of two months! The power she had to flip a a year and five month old cat was impressive! Laughs.
    Actually, my cats have always had unique eating habits! The cats I have had are always drawn to eating ‘greens’, esp leafy varieties like lettuce or the greeny ends of the inner celery talks!? Wheatgrass is another favourite they had over the years,…
    Thanks for the next update! I hadn’t thought to email as I presumed they would be featured every so many Sundays! At least I think that was the original day!? Love the photo at the end! Cheeky. Very Cheeky!!

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  102. Good evening, Ms. Holmes,
    How precious is that!?! Little Sparky Tabasco is growing into her fur!! And, now I understand fully how she received her ‘middle’ name!! Ooh, she reminds me so much of a young Einstein!! My spunky tux!? She used to flip and wrestle Riker all the time whilst a wee little thing of two months! The power she had to flip a a year and five month old cat was impressive! Laughs.
    Actually, my cats have always had unique eating habits! The cats I have had are always drawn to eating ‘greens’, esp leafy varieties like lettuce or the greeny ends of the inner celery talks!? Wheatgrass is another favourite they had over the years,…
    Thanks for the next update! I hadn’t thought to email as I presumed they would be featured every so many Sundays! At least I think that was the original day!? Love the photo at the end! Cheeky. Very Cheeky!!

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  103. Good evening, Ms. Holmes,
    How precious is that!?! Little Sparky Tabasco is growing into her fur!! And, now I understand fully how she received her ‘middle’ name!! Ooh, she reminds me so much of a young Einstein!! My spunky tux!? She used to flip and wrestle Riker all the time whilst a wee little thing of two months! The power she had to flip a a year and five month old cat was impressive! Laughs.
    Actually, my cats have always had unique eating habits! The cats I have had are always drawn to eating ‘greens’, esp leafy varieties like lettuce or the greeny ends of the inner celery talks!? Wheatgrass is another favourite they had over the years,…
    Thanks for the next update! I hadn’t thought to email as I presumed they would be featured every so many Sundays! At least I think that was the original day!? Love the photo at the end! Cheeky. Very Cheeky!!

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  104. Good evening, Ms. Holmes,
    How precious is that!?! Little Sparky Tabasco is growing into her fur!! And, now I understand fully how she received her ‘middle’ name!! Ooh, she reminds me so much of a young Einstein!! My spunky tux!? She used to flip and wrestle Riker all the time whilst a wee little thing of two months! The power she had to flip a a year and five month old cat was impressive! Laughs.
    Actually, my cats have always had unique eating habits! The cats I have had are always drawn to eating ‘greens’, esp leafy varieties like lettuce or the greeny ends of the inner celery talks!? Wheatgrass is another favourite they had over the years,…
    Thanks for the next update! I hadn’t thought to email as I presumed they would be featured every so many Sundays! At least I think that was the original day!? Love the photo at the end! Cheeky. Very Cheeky!!

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  105. Good evening, Ms. Holmes,
    How precious is that!?! Little Sparky Tabasco is growing into her fur!! And, now I understand fully how she received her ‘middle’ name!! Ooh, she reminds me so much of a young Einstein!! My spunky tux!? She used to flip and wrestle Riker all the time whilst a wee little thing of two months! The power she had to flip a a year and five month old cat was impressive! Laughs.
    Actually, my cats have always had unique eating habits! The cats I have had are always drawn to eating ‘greens’, esp leafy varieties like lettuce or the greeny ends of the inner celery talks!? Wheatgrass is another favourite they had over the years,…
    Thanks for the next update! I hadn’t thought to email as I presumed they would be featured every so many Sundays! At least I think that was the original day!? Love the photo at the end! Cheeky. Very Cheeky!!

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  106. Sparky is adorable! As for unusual eating habits, I once had a cat who would kill for cantaloupe!
    My current Terrible Trio love their high quality we food (little processing and looks just like human food). BUT they believe they must have variety – as in a different type/flavor every meal of the week. Good thing I work in a pet store. πŸ™‚

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  107. Sparky is adorable! As for unusual eating habits, I once had a cat who would kill for cantaloupe!
    My current Terrible Trio love their high quality we food (little processing and looks just like human food). BUT they believe they must have variety – as in a different type/flavor every meal of the week. Good thing I work in a pet store. πŸ™‚

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  108. Sparky is adorable! As for unusual eating habits, I once had a cat who would kill for cantaloupe!
    My current Terrible Trio love their high quality we food (little processing and looks just like human food). BUT they believe they must have variety – as in a different type/flavor every meal of the week. Good thing I work in a pet store. πŸ™‚

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  109. Sparky is adorable! As for unusual eating habits, I once had a cat who would kill for cantaloupe!
    My current Terrible Trio love their high quality we food (little processing and looks just like human food). BUT they believe they must have variety – as in a different type/flavor every meal of the week. Good thing I work in a pet store. πŸ™‚

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  110. Sparky is adorable! As for unusual eating habits, I once had a cat who would kill for cantaloupe!
    My current Terrible Trio love their high quality we food (little processing and looks just like human food). BUT they believe they must have variety – as in a different type/flavor every meal of the week. Good thing I work in a pet store. πŸ™‚

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  111. Hi, Jorie. Yes, Sparky’s middle name is Tabasco, and she comes by that name honestly. She’s a little rascal, but in such an adorable way that it’s hard to stay mad at her.
    Your young Tuxedo cat sounds like she was a real pistol. Imagine flipping an adult cat that’s older and bigger than she is! Oh, and thanks for mentioning wheatgrass. I’ve been meaning to buy some, and keep forgetting. I think my cats would really enjoy snacking on it during the winter months.
    As far as updates on Sparky, we’re planning on doing periodic posts on Sundays, unless we have announcements about upcoming guests. We may not hit every Sunday, but the plan is to keep doing them as long as there is reader interest. (and judging by the number of readers leaving comments, there’s defi9nitely interest!

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  112. Hi, Jorie. Yes, Sparky’s middle name is Tabasco, and she comes by that name honestly. She’s a little rascal, but in such an adorable way that it’s hard to stay mad at her.
    Your young Tuxedo cat sounds like she was a real pistol. Imagine flipping an adult cat that’s older and bigger than she is! Oh, and thanks for mentioning wheatgrass. I’ve been meaning to buy some, and keep forgetting. I think my cats would really enjoy snacking on it during the winter months.
    As far as updates on Sparky, we’re planning on doing periodic posts on Sundays, unless we have announcements about upcoming guests. We may not hit every Sunday, but the plan is to keep doing them as long as there is reader interest. (and judging by the number of readers leaving comments, there’s defi9nitely interest!

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  113. Hi, Jorie. Yes, Sparky’s middle name is Tabasco, and she comes by that name honestly. She’s a little rascal, but in such an adorable way that it’s hard to stay mad at her.
    Your young Tuxedo cat sounds like she was a real pistol. Imagine flipping an adult cat that’s older and bigger than she is! Oh, and thanks for mentioning wheatgrass. I’ve been meaning to buy some, and keep forgetting. I think my cats would really enjoy snacking on it during the winter months.
    As far as updates on Sparky, we’re planning on doing periodic posts on Sundays, unless we have announcements about upcoming guests. We may not hit every Sunday, but the plan is to keep doing them as long as there is reader interest. (and judging by the number of readers leaving comments, there’s defi9nitely interest!

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  114. Hi, Jorie. Yes, Sparky’s middle name is Tabasco, and she comes by that name honestly. She’s a little rascal, but in such an adorable way that it’s hard to stay mad at her.
    Your young Tuxedo cat sounds like she was a real pistol. Imagine flipping an adult cat that’s older and bigger than she is! Oh, and thanks for mentioning wheatgrass. I’ve been meaning to buy some, and keep forgetting. I think my cats would really enjoy snacking on it during the winter months.
    As far as updates on Sparky, we’re planning on doing periodic posts on Sundays, unless we have announcements about upcoming guests. We may not hit every Sunday, but the plan is to keep doing them as long as there is reader interest. (and judging by the number of readers leaving comments, there’s defi9nitely interest!

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  115. Hi, Jorie. Yes, Sparky’s middle name is Tabasco, and she comes by that name honestly. She’s a little rascal, but in such an adorable way that it’s hard to stay mad at her.
    Your young Tuxedo cat sounds like she was a real pistol. Imagine flipping an adult cat that’s older and bigger than she is! Oh, and thanks for mentioning wheatgrass. I’ve been meaning to buy some, and keep forgetting. I think my cats would really enjoy snacking on it during the winter months.
    As far as updates on Sparky, we’re planning on doing periodic posts on Sundays, unless we have announcements about upcoming guests. We may not hit every Sunday, but the plan is to keep doing them as long as there is reader interest. (and judging by the number of readers leaving comments, there’s defi9nitely interest!

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  116. Glenda, I’ve had many dogs that loved cantaloupe. I wonder if Sparky would like it? Seems she would, as she is a regular chow hound!
    How wonderful that you work in a pet store and can feed your cats a varied and nutritious diet. I’ve done a lot of research on pet foods and received a real education in doing so. After exhaustive research, I finally settled on 3 dog foods that have the right ingredients and high nutrition. I did the same re cat foods. Nothing but the best for my 4-legged buddies!

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  117. Glenda, I’ve had many dogs that loved cantaloupe. I wonder if Sparky would like it? Seems she would, as she is a regular chow hound!
    How wonderful that you work in a pet store and can feed your cats a varied and nutritious diet. I’ve done a lot of research on pet foods and received a real education in doing so. After exhaustive research, I finally settled on 3 dog foods that have the right ingredients and high nutrition. I did the same re cat foods. Nothing but the best for my 4-legged buddies!

    Reply
  118. Glenda, I’ve had many dogs that loved cantaloupe. I wonder if Sparky would like it? Seems she would, as she is a regular chow hound!
    How wonderful that you work in a pet store and can feed your cats a varied and nutritious diet. I’ve done a lot of research on pet foods and received a real education in doing so. After exhaustive research, I finally settled on 3 dog foods that have the right ingredients and high nutrition. I did the same re cat foods. Nothing but the best for my 4-legged buddies!

    Reply
  119. Glenda, I’ve had many dogs that loved cantaloupe. I wonder if Sparky would like it? Seems she would, as she is a regular chow hound!
    How wonderful that you work in a pet store and can feed your cats a varied and nutritious diet. I’ve done a lot of research on pet foods and received a real education in doing so. After exhaustive research, I finally settled on 3 dog foods that have the right ingredients and high nutrition. I did the same re cat foods. Nothing but the best for my 4-legged buddies!

    Reply
  120. Glenda, I’ve had many dogs that loved cantaloupe. I wonder if Sparky would like it? Seems she would, as she is a regular chow hound!
    How wonderful that you work in a pet store and can feed your cats a varied and nutritious diet. I’ve done a lot of research on pet foods and received a real education in doing so. After exhaustive research, I finally settled on 3 dog foods that have the right ingredients and high nutrition. I did the same re cat foods. Nothing but the best for my 4-legged buddies!

    Reply

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