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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Caterday Round Up

Bean come home early yesterday, but she not much fun, going to sleep almost right away and sleeping until early this morning. She say she'd stay in bed, but she promised Justin she'd go to his yard sale.

That is okay though because this great big, huge giagantinormous lizard came to play with me. I know that Daisy will be terribly jealous. It was as big as my front leg!

Today is tree lighting ceremony in Cape Coral. It starts at 5:00 PM on Cape Coral Blvd. I do not know if Bean plans to take me down there in plop me down in snow again. I certainly hope not. I did not like it all that well last time she do it.

Tomorrow and next Sunday, December 9th, Santa Claws will be at Animal Angels in Lehigh Acres. You can go have your picture taken with Santa Claws and tell him what you want to for your holiday present. Visit for more information.

Animal Refuge Center will hold their 9th annual tree lighting at Coconut Point Mall in Estero, Fl, to raise money for their shelter. Visit their website for more information.

The Gulf Coast Human Society will hold their 2nd Annaual Animal Lovers Gala on December 15th at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Hotel in Bonita Springs. There is a holiday buffet and silent auction. It runs from 6 PM to 10 PM. Bean says the $125 per person ticket price is a little to rich for her pocketbook to handle right now.


Adapted from the TICA mailing list from the Maine Event Show:

The Twelve Days of Kissmouse
(I think you know the tune!)

"Twelve Abbys jumping"
"Eleven Bengals singing"
"Ten Studs a Howling!"
"Nine Birmans dancing"
"Eight Persians purring"
"Seven Vans a swimming"
"Six Manx a prancing"
"Five - Calling - Queens....."
"Four Pixiebobs"
"Three Orientals"
"Two Singapuras"
"And a Maine Coon in a Kissmouse Tree"

Of course, one good Domestic Cat is much better than all those pure breds put together. (Nothing against my papered friends, of course.)


Skyway Cat Club has joined TICA. Skyway has been producing several shows a year for other registries for many years in the Tampa/St Pete area, and has officially transferred their charter to TICA. Their first TICA show will be an end-of-season New Year's Eve party on April 25 & 26!

This is, BTW, a completely independent and separate club from Hurricane Cat Club. They're all friends but they really are two different clubs and will be hosting multiple shows in the area.

ACFA: December 01-02, FL, KISSIMMEE: Radisson World Gate Resort; 3011 Maingate Ln, Kissimmee FL 34747. 5AB, 3SP Judges: Miller (AB), Lalley (AB), Murphy (AB), Harvey (AB), Berinsky (AB) Steckman (SP), Schmidt (SP), Redtfeldt (SP) Info: Doug Blackmore; PO Box 1685, Eustis FL 32727 Ph: 352-455-4466, until 9pm Email:

CFA: December 08-09. FL, FORT PIERCE: St Lucie County Fairgrounds 15601 West Midway Road. Treasure Coast Cat Club. 5AB, 1Spec. Judges: Zottoli(AB), Abelson(AB), Barnaby(AB), Dodds(AB), Petty(AB), Goltzer(LH/SH). Entry limit 225. Info: Barbara Sinbine, 17275 Hammock Lane, Fort Pierce, FL 34987. Ph/Fax 772-461-7275. Email:

TICA: January 26-27. Fl, FORT WALTON BEACH: Emerald Coast Conference Center 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE. Destiny Cat Fanciers. 8AB, 4Spec. Judges: Savant(AB), B.Ray(AB), Harrison(AB), Jones(AB), Parkinson(AB), Webb(AB), Whyte(AB), Dickie(AB), S.Smith(SP), Seliskar(SP), Knapp(SP), Manning(SP) Info: Laura Heineck, 145 Bear Mountain Pass, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559, 706-374-4216,


The benevolent joint initiative, called Donate2Charity, is the first partnership between SPCA and Common Knowledge Research Services, owner of Your2Cents, an online opinion panel with over 1 million registered users that complete surveys for $1 to $5 rewards.

This ‘Survey to Donate’ program is the first time this type of online donating has ever been offered anywhere. Common Knowledge felt strongly about SPCA International’s cause and was eager to build a mechanism into its site that will facilitate donations to the organization. Each registered user can donate a limitless amount to the SPCA simply by completing surveys. This new program allows anyone eligible for panel membership to participate, including those who may not have the money to contribute directly, but have the time to complete online surveys.

Upon signing up at, Your2Cents will automatically donate members’ rewards to the SPCA once a survey is completed. A record of how much each member donates will be tracked on the “My Account” page. In addition, there is a tax break for all of those who complete the surveys to promote animal welfare.

“During the holidays, everyone is trying to pinch pennies while shopping for their loved ones,” said Stephanie Scroggs, SPCA Director of Communications. “This program is a great way to support charity by turning a little bit of time into big financial contributions. We hope everyone will use Your2Cents to donate to SPCA this holiday season and beyond.”

“We’re very excited about this win-win partnership with the SPCA,” added Steve Lavine, president and founder of Common Knowledge. “This is a great way to encourage the public’s participation in survey research while supporting a worthy cause.”

The program will be ongoing. The panel is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are 18 years old or older. One adult per household may join the panel. The Your2Cents Online Opinion Panel offers an option for the unique needs and interests of teens aged 13 to 17 called Your2Cents4Teens. To join the Your2Cents Online Opinion Panel, please visit


On Veteran’s Day, November 12, 2007, SPCA International launched Operation Baghdad Pups ( to help rescue and safely transport unit mascots and companion animals whom soldiers have befriended while serving in the Middle East. Since the launch, a number of news organizations across the United States, including television, radio, and print media, have picked up on the story. SPCA hopes that interest and support of this crucial initiative will continue to grow as more and more people learn about our efforts on behalf of our troops and their four-legged buddies.

The dog who started it all, Charlie, is featured on the Web site and visitors can track the progress as SPCA International works to get him from a war zone to a safe home. Currently, Charlie has received all the necessary shots and is about a week into a 30-day waiting period before he can be transported to a safe way station. In the meantime, SPCA International is shipping an appropriate-sized airline crate to Iraq for Charlie’s ultimate plane journey to his new home in the United States. Updates on Charlie’s progress can be found by visiting the Web site.

Charlie is just one example of the amazing bond formed between soldiers and their companion animals. Please join us in this effort to bring these beloved, four-legged morale boosters home.


Hot(M)BC said...

Wow, that's a good roundup, Diamond! We gotta try that survey fingy.
Sorry the autolinkies were missing at CB in Exile. Mommy booboo'd. (heeeeeehehe) I maded her put your linky in the autolinkies since you'd left it in the comments.

Pee Ess. If yoo wants us to change your linky at CB to be going to this bloggy, let us know, k?

Mickey said...

WOW!! You have lots of very good information today!! Thanks!

How did you manage with that lizard? Did he run away? Was he rude?

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I cannot believe that Siamese were not in that song...


jan said...

Thanks for the great listing, Diamond. We think you are very smart for just being a cat. We must investigate the War Woofies.

We were wondering if we can have that lizard to play with when you are finished with it. Birds aren't fun to play with around here.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Mickey said...

Awwwww, I hope your Mom is feeling better! It is no fun to be sick :(

Maybe you need to find that assassin lizard that is making her sick!

Christine and FAZ said...

I think that is with out a doubt the biggest lizard I have ever seen. FAZ

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow, dats a lot of good informashun! We neffur sawed a lizzerd dat big afore. Was he rude like Daisy's lizzerds?

One-Eyed Jack said...

Wow! That's a GINOROUS lizard!!! Is his name George?

You're right, the people should NEVER go away. At least not my OTW, the Big One can, but he's not the one that feeds us and his lap is no good. Especially they should never go away just so they can dress up as Vikings somewhere. If they wanna dress up as Vikings they can do it at home!!!


topcatrules said...

I wish I had a lizard like that!