feeling hopeful

It’s a good morning. The kitties are hungry and waiting for me at my bedroom door. Well, all the kitties sleep downstairs and Star is the only one who sleeps with me. I guess it’s what you call “privilege” because Star used to be the only kitty in the house but now they are 5.

While feeding the other outside cats at the back of the house, i saw a nice cloud formation. I ran inside to take my cellphone but the CLOUDS drastically changed its shape and i wasn’t able to take good shots. Must be the strong wind up there. So instead i would like to share these photos i took when we visited our hometown.

Clear blue sky, lovely weather and nice view overlooking Laguna de Bay.

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My province became a popular local tourist spot and bikers’ destination since the construction of wind turbines.

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Wind turbine up ahead… Our trip to the province was so worth it as it’s the first time i have seen turbines this close.

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Today is a brand new day… a new beginning and everyone is very hopeful for a better nation as the new President of the country has just been sworn into office. Thank you June and hello July.

For more good vibes, here’s a photo of Star with her #wokeuplikethis looks.

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white as snow

SMOOTH as satin, soft as cotton, white as snow… that’s me.

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Hi everyone, i am Star.

  • i am an oddeyed traditional persian cat
  • 4 years old
  • loves to play
  • was hospitalized once when i was 2 years due to low-blood count (mom cried bucketloads for that because she was extremely worried)
  • just a little friendly with the other kitties but very attached to doggie Kristina because i grew up with her and we sleep together every night
  • i am mom’s first cat, well i used to be the only one in the house til she adopted Tiger, fostered Boots, rescued Ashton and Kuting and now we are 5 and i’m the only princess
  • i love staring at mom, i always enjoy watching her
  • other than mom’s bed, you could find me sleeping in the open type cabinet.. can you see me?

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Sorry for messing with the clothes again mom…

journey of love and source of happiness

Motherhood is a PURPOSE. It is more than childbearing. It is a continuous journey of love, care and affection to the children, providing the greatest virtue, be the best teacher and mentor, be the greatest adviser and a good if not the best example of goodness for the child to learn and follow. Sooner, when they grow up and have their own lives to live, the cycle of life continues.

And what about you Star? What is your PURPOSE in mommy’s life? Of course mommy knows. Your purpose is to keep me company, my sleepbuddy, my joy, my source of happiness. You ease away my loneliness, heal me of all the pain with your purr, improves my mood and takes away all my emotional strains. I love you forever. 🙂

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Am i still photogenic with those specs of food on my lips?

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My week has been hectic but yesterday afternoon with a SPARE time on my hand, i picked a lot of flower buds in my garden and made leis. Afternoon is the best time to pick these buds as they open up at night and gives out its sweet delightful scent.

Dainty little buds…

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I turned to leis…

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I even playfully formed a heart…

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Sampaguita also known as Philippine jasmine is the EPITOME of beauty and elegant fragrance. More than a national flower, it is often used as garlands and corsage during graduation ceremonies and in welcoming guests as well as adornments and offerings for the altar and other religious festivities. It’s pure white color (a NEUTRAL color) symbolizes peace and purity.

And speaking of pure white… sharing with you a photo of Star as white as snow.

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Happy Sunday 🙂

extremely dazzling

There’s no better way to describe Star’s eyes but DAZZLING … extremely dazzling.

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I got Star from a breeder. Yes i know, i am guilty of pet shopping. It is because of my dream of having an all white long-haired oddeyed cat. Dream fulfilled, i then visited a shelter so i could adopt a playmate for her. I wanted to do my part to open my home to a rescued cat and i went home with Tiger, a neutered domestic short hair ginger local cat.  Just a short background about Tiger… he is one of the 7 litter of kitties in a sack dumped at the shelter.

I thought i would only have 2 cats. Oh how wrong i was. My family of cats expanded as i took in more rescues and even a foster. I also have a family of outside cats that i regularly feed and take care of.

Yesterday, i heard a pitiful cry of a kitten. I knew that it belonged to a neighbor who has been feeding the mama cat. Good thing that when i woke up this morning i am not hearing any kitty crying. It always breaks my heart whenever i see helpless kitties. If only i have the means, money and the time i would scoop up all the strays in the neighborhood for spaying and neutering. Sadly, spaying and neutering is not the popular option and it seems like nobody cares. My son told me the other day that i am the only person that he knew in the neighborhood who has outside cats that are spayed. But of course i wouldn’t want my 6 outside cats to multiply as it takes time, effort and money to feed and care for them.

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I used to have 8 outside cats, one became an indoor cat and the other one hasn’t come home for about 3 months now. He always comes home during feeding time and sometimes he even stays longer as i see him taking a nap at the terrace. I still think about that cat all the time. But during one visit to the vet it made me realized that he wouldn’t be coming home ever because the vet told me that he is having a hard time convincing the homeowners association to have a TNR in their village which is just adjacent to ours. What the association did was they hauled all the strays and brought them to the pound. I remembered my one outside cat who hasn’t come home and maybe he was one of those that has been caught. He always comes home and never been absent every feeding time. The chances of seeing him again is dim. I know that strays brought at the pound will not have a chance on life. I still miss that sweet cat that i named Linggit.

 

catpurrday friday post: a feral kitty named Trico

Hi everyone.. kittycat Star here. I know it’s already Saturday and mum was late in posting my cat purrday friday post. She has been busy but i promise you it was for a good cause.

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Star

You see, mum has been feeding 5 sometimes 6 neighborhood kitties. Oh yes they have names. They are Big Mama (gingercat), Big Boy (orange and white male cat), Linggit (mostly white with orange tail male cat), Trico (calico female cat), Potty (ginger male cat) and Junior (white with black ears and tail male cat). Potty is one of the kitties dumped in the vacant lot and Junior is an on-off visitor during feeding time. No, i don’t get jealous if i see mum feeding other cats. She says she couldn’t stand hungry kitties. You know i think mum has a cat magnet. All the kitties that she feeds outside are aloof and frightened but except for mum. She could touch them and pet them and they even comes over when mum is calling their names. I think they all trusted mum because they all know that she is the lady with the food. 

Now the good news. The other day, mum brought Trico at the vet and she has been spayed. Yey!

Trico,  is a calico or a tricolored cat and is the 3rd generation of kitties of Big Mama. When mum found out she’s on heat, she immediately planned on having her spayed. Here’s a photo of Trico when she arrived home from the vet. Mum kept her overnight before she was let out of the cat carrier. Right now, i think Trico is doing fine, she’s eating well and the spaying stitch is looking good.

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While me and mum is busy doing this post i saw my sibling Tiger asleep on the kitty bed at the cat condo. He really loves to take naps. 

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My boyfriend Boots is on the floor and begging for mum’s attention so he rolls over like crazy. I just love it when he does that, he looks gorgeous and cute with those big eyes.

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That’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend kitties. Til next Friday for my next cat purrday post. See y’all.

Sweet hugs and purr,
kittycat Star

 

weekly photo challenge: dialogue

“For this week’s challenge, bring together two of your photos into dialogue. What do they say to each other?” – The Daily Post

Star: What do you mean it’s the new menu? No tuna? No salmon? No chicken? Those are just for dogs not cats!

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(no offense to my doggies… you love chewing on my slippers when you were pups, right?.)

The real story behind the above photos: I took a photo of Star just at that moment as she was about to yawn. And the other photo was a store window display. I thought they did a nice job in catching the eyes of mall goers. They showcased their new released items as New Menu served on colorful platters and i find it rather unique and original.

cat purrday friday post: popular hashtags on social media

Hello sweeties! It’s Friday once again and it’s time for my cat purrday Friday post. I bet most of you are into Instagram or Twitter like me so you are all familiar with this thing called Hashtag. A hashtag on social media sites is a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic. The following are examples of popular hashtags. Others are for humans but well, since this is a cat post i will definitely use the hashtag for kitties cause seems applicable to us too, right? Actually, you could make everyday a cat day post by using these hashtags. Here goes:

#MeowMonday – share your funniest and the cutest photo of yourself.

Star #MeowMonday

Star #MeowMonday

#TacoTongueTuesday (#TTT) or #TransformationTuesday – share photo with that itty-bitty-tongue sticking out or show photo about your transformation.

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Tiger #TacoTongueTuesday

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Tiger’s first day at home and Tiger today. He’s almost occupying the whole kitty bed at the cat condo. He used to be a teeny-weeny shrimp. #TransformationTuesday

#WhiskerWednesday – share photo  to show your whiskers.

Boots' whiskers #WhiskerWednesday

Boots’ whiskers #WhiskerWednesday

#ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) – show photo of yourself when you were just a kitty.

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Star at 2 months. #ThrowbackThursday

#GoodNewsFriday – show photo about all things good that are happening with you right now. For example, have you been a good and nice kitty lately?

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Star… i did not jump on mum’s keypad today, is it okay to loaf on your laptop mum while you’re not using it?’ #GoodNewsFriday

Star has this habit of jumping on my keypad while i’m typing on my laptop making a mess of the screen and sometimes finding it hard to return the laptop screen to normal mode. – mum

#Caturday – this is similar to #MeowMonday but usually texts are written on photo thus creating a cat meme.

Star on top of the stereo. Where are the other stuffed toys Star? #Caturday

Star on top of the stereo. Where are the other stuffed toys Star? #Caturday

One of Star’s favorite hangout is on top of the stereo. That’s where i put my favorite stuffed toys but almost always i see them on the floor. Did you notice my new header? That’s how it is supposed to look like. – mum

#SelfieSunday – this is easy, just share a photo of your catself doing the most gorgeous pose wearing the most adorable smile.

Star and Boots #SelfieSunday

Star and Boots #SelfieSunday

Happy Friday everyone!

Sweet kitty kisses,
Star

cat purrday friday post: Tiger’s crib

Hello my dearest friends. I just love Fridays. Well, today i would be telling you about the new crib. Mum bought this at the petfood and supplies store for less than P40.00 or less than a dollar. So cheap isn’t it. You know this crib is really not meant for cats. Yup, that’s right… not for cats. But when mum saw these cribs hanging at the store she thought it could make an awesome kitty bed. Of course mum’s right as this has been one of my siblings Tiger’s favorite place to sleep. Did i just say that this is not for cats? I’ll tell you a secret. This is actually for hens… it’s a nest. Usually, some hays are put inside which makes for a good bedding for hens to lay eggs. Anyway, it’s now called the cat’s nest from now on or shall i say Tiger’s crib. Oh by the way, the crib is actually comfy. It is made of handwoven bamboo sheets, lightweight and most of all it really fits the cat cause we kitties really love to curl. 

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If Tiger is not around, you could find me in the cat’s nest too but please don’t tell Tiger. 

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That’s all for now. Wishing everyone a very nice weekend.

Lots of kitty hugs and kisses,
kittycat Star

cat purrday friday post: can you find me?

Hi everyone. Mum is so happy that our internet connection has been restored. Well, it has been down for the past 10 days because of the recent strong typhoon. It had been an agonizing and difficult 10 days… electric power was back after 5 days, water supply was back after 7 days and finally we got to use the phone and the internet just today.

Mum was so funny the other day, she has been looking for me and couldn’t find me and she thought i was under the bed but i’m up here. 

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star’s chilling spot

I love my mum, she really reserved a spot for me in the cabinet where i could take my nap. Can you find me? 

Oh by the way, here’s another photo of my boyfriend Boots. Mum has updated her ABOUT page and he’s now one of the family. He is such a cutie wearing the green jersey!

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That’s all for now and see ‘ya all on my next cat purrday post. Have a happy weekend 🙂

Hugs and purrs,
kitty Star