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5/8/14 11:22 P

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Certainly sending up prayers for sweet Cricket! He's beautiful!

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Hi Cricket,
I hope you enjoyed your time as Cat of the Week! We have a new one this week and you can learn more about Sunshine & Fudge here:
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4/21/14 3:18 A

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Cricket is quite a beauty!

One bite, one day, one pound at a time. Remember you are worth the effort!


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THANK YOU, KRAZY4KATZ. You are right, Cricket is lucky to have found a fur-ever home here with my two sons, Max, Jade, Freedom, Kobe, Chloe, (our other cats), and me, BUT we are even luckier and blessed to have him in our lives.

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What a sweet story about Cricket, and he's so lucky to have found a fur-ever home with you.

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4/16/14 3:49 P

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CRICKET is enjoying being "CAT OF THE WEEK!" Thanks to all of you who have posted comments congratulating him.

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4/16/14 10:05 A

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Beautiful Baby.

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Cute kitty!

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4/14/14 10:10 P

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CRICKET appreciates all of your nice comments. I want to thank you all, also.

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What a great story!

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Handsome cat.

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Handsome boy. Doesn't look his age.
Thanks for sharing.

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Oh My! Cricket is so honored to be named the "CAT of the Week!"

THANK YOU ALL for your nice comments for CRICKET.

CRICKET'S STORY:

I had two cats already who were almost two years old. For three months, I had been feeding and watering a little stray kitten who'd been dumped along with an entire litter of 5 or 6 in a parking lot at a nearby bank. One night when I was driving home from work, I saw all of the kittens in the bank parking lot (which was on a busy street), and I pulled over there to do 'something,' although not sure what. The kittens all scattered in different directions, so I was unsuccessful in doing 'anything.' A day or two later, I saw only ONE kitten in the parking lot, and that is when I began taking the kitten water and food twice a day. I never saw any of the other kittens so I am hoping and praying that they wandered up to homes in the area and found a forever home. I knew that as soon as the kitten warmed up to me that I would bring her/him home with me.

So THAT was on my mind when my 18 year old niece called saying, "Aunt Pam, I have adopted a shelter cat at PetCo, and I didn't clear it with mom. I was on my way home with him, and now she says I can't keep him. I KNOW you love cats, so can you keep him until I graduate high school, get a job, and can get an apartment?" After going through the "Why didn't you clear it with your Mom FIRST, and a few more of 'Life's Lessons,' of course, I said, "YES!"

THAT is how I came to have the beautiful CRICKET. He was 10 years old when I got him, and it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! He was BIG, STRONG, and so cuddly, like a Teddy Bear. It took him a day or two to get used to things around here, especially my 'meany' girl, Jade, but it wasn't long before he felt right at home.

I do not know how he wound up at the Animal Shelter, but I do know that he'd been loved by someone because he was so loving to my two sons and me. He must have been with maybe someone who was old and passed away, and the other family members didn't know 'what to do with Mom or Dad's cat' so they took him to the Animal Shelter. Anyway, I knew from the start that my niece was NOT going to get him back from me, no matter what!

Within the next couple of weeks, I was able to rescue the little kitten in the bank parking lot which meant that I had FOUR cats then. CRICKET bonded with the other cats easily. The little parking lot kitten, FREEDOM, not so easily. She'd been feral for about six months by that time. Eventually, she did come around though.

So CRICKET just celebrated his EIGHTEETH birthday. Oh, when I called my niece to tell her the fees of CRICKET's first vet visit with me (as she had instructed me to do) I had already planned to tell her "I am keeping CRICKET," but she beat me to it. She asked, "You wanna just keep CRICKET?" It seems she had gone on to other things in her life, like boys, college, etc. I really didn't think she would ever want him back, anyway.

Not long after CRICKET's 18th birthday on March 1, he seemed to be slowing down. He wasn't eating so well, and he began spending most of his time resting. I was beginning to think that 'old age' was catching up with him. Over the years, he's lost weight from the 16 pounds that he weighed when I first got him to only around 10 pounds at his last vet visit. I posted a blog requesting prayers for him. The prayers came in, and he 'BOUNCED BACK.' Next thing I knew he was up and about again. So, for now, he is doing OK for an old guy.

THANK YOU ALL for your nice comments for CRICKET. I ask that you would please keep him in your prayers, too.

HUGS to ALL from both Cricket, emoticon and me!

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4/14/14 3:34 P

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What a beautiful cat. Congratulations Cricket.



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4/14/14 12:39 P

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So pretty & he looks very sweet too :)

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A beautiful cat.

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4/14/14 12:00 P

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congrats to Cricket

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4/14/14 11:58 A

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Congrats! Cricket is a beauty :)

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Congrats Cricket - you're a beauty!!!

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Cricket is gorgeous. Can't wait to hear more about him.

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Cricket is beautiful!

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4/14/14 9:33 A

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Cute Cricket!

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What a cute kitty!

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Crickets is such a cute fluffy cat!

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emoticon This week's emoticon "CAT OF THE WEEK" is (WORKOUTWITHPAM) Pamís Cricket emoticon !

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We canít wait to hear all about you!

P.S.: Stop by (WORKOUTWITHPAM) Pamís page to congratulate Cricket as our CAT OF THE WEEK!
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