Feral Cat Day… My Story, Mr. M

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Dear Furiends,

My staff considers August the 14th, 2014 to be my official gotcha day but I celebrate February, 2009 when I actually got my first taste of chicken. The discrepancy is due to the fact that I was living wild under the house when those, who would become my staff, moved in. Mistress Munchkin spotted me on February 11th and decided I would become her furiend. She is a purrsistent human and it took her years of laying on the ground outside the crawlspace with chicken to lure me out. (She always left the treat.)

I eventually moved  into a box the porch, but I still would not let anyone pick me up and was terrified about going inside. However, Ms. Munchkin and the rest of my staff are purrsistent, so I eventually started climbing in laps and, when I discovered how comfy those were, I became a snuggle bug.

Eventually, new renters moved in across the street and they hated cats. Worse, their evil dog barked at cats. So, they started catching all ferals and turning them in to be euthanized. (You can read Flufy’s report on them here.)

I rarely ever left the porch, but those evil renters put out cages to catch ferals and they caught me.  Worse, they left me in the rain for days, so I got very sick. I’d been missing from the porch since Friday night, and my staff were very worried. They finally found me and claimed ownership by showing photos of me in my box on the porch and/or in laps.

Let’s be honest, I owned myself, they did not own me, but I realize they claimed ownership for the right reason, and they officially adopting me, which saved my life. Mboarding

The downside was that as soon as they got me back to the house, I got trapped inside and was not allowed out. I admit that I was quite ill and was on antibiotics for a long time. My staff spent months getting me as healthy as possible. The adjustment from being a free porch cat to a trapped house cat was very difficult, not just for me, but for all of us. For one thing, I don’t meow. Being mute is not unusual for a feral cat, but it can be downright inconvenient for a house cat. As many of you know, I’m very fond of boxes, so the staff had a lot of problems because they were not used to pets hiding in everything (and sometimes getting stuck). Having grown up feral and  “mute” it never occurred me  to cry for help, so the staff spent many hours hunting for me because they were afraid I’d gotten stuck, again.

I’ve finally adjusted to being a house cat, though that did not happen until after the long move to Florida. I don’t even mind riding in the car. In fact, I purrfer this indoor spoiled life. The staff no longer feels it’s necessary to keep me hostage inside, and I occasionally go into the back yard to play, but I always come back to the door with Saphera… unlike Purrseidon, who wants to see the World.  p1190466

BTW, Purrseidon was born feral, too, but she became a house cat when she was 4 weeks old, so she really doesn’t have a clue how difficult life can be.

Mr. M =^.^=

Sept. 30th + Friday Fillins

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In addition to Friday Fillins, I am joining a September Challenge and today’s question is about my teen years, which weren’t that long ago. Here is the link if you want to check it out and/or maybe join in, too.

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Reflection Post: What did you think of this challenge? OR A Random Thought Post

This was not exactly cat-friendly, and had lots of confusing questions, but I had a lot of fun doing it…. Still have not gotten over learning my brofur has an MTV named after him… When I ask him about this, he puts his paw over his ears and ignores me….

Now for the Friday Fillins, I will be answering 1 and 2 and my dear brofur will answer 3 and 4.

1. Seven days a week.th

2. My favorite magazine is Cat Fancy … doesn’t the cover on the right look like our furiend, Ms. Raena?

3. Recently, Mom has been getting all upset over politics and the lies… she wishes the media told the truth about both sides.

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4. Even though the world seems to be going crazy with attacks here and senseless violence there, I truly believe that it is possible to get past this nastiness and get to a wonderful place where there is Devine Justice for everyone.

Friendly Fill-Ins is hosted by McGufy’s Reader & 15andmeowing  – on Thursday, they asked these 4 fill in the blank questions:

1. _______________________ a _________________________.

2. My favorite magazine is _____________________________.

3. Recently,_______________

4. Even though__________, I ___________.

Sept 28th

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I am joining a September Challenge and today’s question is about my teen years, which weren’t that long ago. Here is the link if you want to check it out and/or maybe join in, too.

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When did you go on your first date? What did you do? Where did you go? Did you go out on another date with that person?

Around here, dates are found on certain types of palm trees… quite yummy, too…. My sisfer and her furiend, Livie Lou sometimes have play dates… that’s them in the photo above.

This post is part of Create with Joy’s Wordless Wednesday & Comedy Plus‘ blog hops.

Sept 27th

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I am joining a September Challenge and today’s question is about my teen years, which weren’t that long ago. Here is the link if you want to check it out and/or maybe join in, too.

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What do you remember the most from the year that you turned 19? What was going on in your life back then?

Um, can I get back to you on this in 17 years and 6 days?

Sept 26th

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I am joining a September Challenge and today’s question is about my teen years, which weren’t that long ago. Here is the link if you want to check it out and/or maybe join in, too.

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What is something about your younger years that you absolutely would not change or trade for anything?

The fact that my staff allow me to be me instead of pretend I’m afraid of water.

Sept 24th

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I am joining a September Challenge and today’s question is about my teen years, which weren’t that long ago. Here is the link if you want to check it out and/or maybe join in, too.

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Is there another song that makes you reminiscent of your teenage years?

5 Songs that Make Me Happy:

The Lion Sleeps Tonight, The Tokens

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

(need I say more?!?)

What’s New Pussycat? – Tom Jones

Pussycat, pussycat, I’ve got flowers

And lots of hours to spend time with you…

Nashville Cats The Lovin’g Spoonful

Nashville cats, play clean as country water

Nashville cats, play wild as mountain dew

Nashville cats, been playin’ since they’s babies

Nashville cats, get work before they’re two.

(I’ll be 2 in October & I’ve already got 2 jobs!)

Surfin The Beach Boys

Surfin’ is the only life the only way for me

Now surf

Surf with me

Bom bom dip di dit

Bom bom dip di dit

Surf City – Jan & Dean

We’re goin’ to Surf City, ’cause it’s two to one

You know we’re goin’ to Surf City, gonna have some fun

Sky Watch with Mr. M

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Dear Furiends,

I know that this might shock you, but the big bang theory is more than a TV show.

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I also have it on good authority that astrophysicist, Raj Koothrappali, is actually an actor named Kunal Nayyar. That bit of news sent me to my box of contemplation for days! You see, there really is a big bang theory and the lyrics of the TV show allude to this. The National Geographic has an informative video on this by a real astrophysicist, Adam Riess.

I also discovered the useful and informative info-graphic, below, on Pinterest.

Keep your eyes on the stars, my furiends,

Mr. M  =^.^= e27089876834fe5bfb80e935f73e80d7

Sept 22nd

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I am joining a September Challenge and today’s question is about my teen years, which weren’t that long ago. Here is the link if you want to check it out and/or maybe join in, too.

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When did you first live on your own? Did you buy or rent your first home? Do you have a picture of it? Please share it if you do.

Why would I want to live on my own when I have a good staff (they would be excellent if they relaxed they opinions on how often we go to the beach). They are good at keeping fresh litter available, serving meals on time and acceptable at road trips. However, they could certainly improve by making more trips to the beach and forgetting about making trips to that nasty veterinarian …. I’m working on that!

Natural Balance LID Canned Salmon and Pea Cat Food

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Due to the fact that Purrseidon love-love-loves salmon, we chose to review Natural Balance LID Canned Salmon and Pea Cat FoodChewy.com sent us 24 @ 3 ounce cans of Natural Balance LID Canned Salmon and Pea Cat Food in return for an honest review.   p1190500

 Purrseidon and Mr. M both loved Natural Balance LID Canned Salmon and Pea Cat Food. In fact, despite the fact that Mr. M has a history of disliking the texture of pate and is known to prefer chicken, he kept stealing Purrseidon’s food! I have never seen him eat so fast in his life – especially a pate but he chowed through it and every time I turned around, he was back in Purrseidon’s bowl. Purrseidon is not happy with either Mr. M for polishing her bowl or Saphera, who refused to share the Wellness blend she was testing....

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Natural Balance LID Canned Salmon and Pea Cat Food optimizes your cat’s nutritional needs and it’s made in the USA, so you know there has been good quality-control. Natural Balance recipes contain all-natural, protein-rich products, which support whole-body health and balanced nutrition. They do not contain corn, wheat or soy and are healthy for all ages.p1190497

Purrseidon and Mr. M are  Chewy Influencers and received no compensation for this post. They like helping spread the word about Chewy.com products and services but we only share information we feel is relevant to other pet-parents.

Chewy.com was founded by people who are passionate about pets. They make the process of finding food, treats and other pet supplies easy – and they deliver it right to your door. When I order from Chewy.com, I always find what I need. Chewy.com has warehouses located all over the country so products are delivered to your cat or dog quickly and efficiently. There is a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products so if for some reason you are not satisfied, just call one of the Chewy.com 24/7 customer care specialists and they pay to ship the item back. Chewy.com also auto-ships pet food and supplies you need on a regular basis and for a slightly reduced price.

Disclaimer: Purrseidon and Mr. M are Spokespets for Chewy.com. Each month they receive a new product in return for an honest review. I am a petparent, not a veterinarian or pet specialist. This post is based on my pets‘ personal experience.

Natural Balance LID Canned Salmon and Pea Cat Food comes in a case of 24 @ 3 ounce cans OR 24 @ 5.5 ounce cans. The 3 ounce cans, which we tested are currently $18.96 (regular price 29.99) – that’s a 37% savings! (A case of 5.5 ounce cans are $26.16, regularly $40.99 for a 36% savings.) Plus, you get FREE 1-2 Day Shipping on all orders over $49.

This post is part of Sugar and Ozs chewy influencer blog hop. Thank you to both of them for hosting it. e9637f75-2322-429f-b8cf-e87bee99673e

Sept 19th

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I am joining a September Challenge and today’s question is about my teen years, which weren’t that long ago. Here is the link if you want to check it out and/or maybe join in, too.

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What was your favorite kind of car when you were young? Did you ever get to have one of your own?

Car? I’ve never considered wanting a car of my own, but I’m very fond of my boogie board and boat.