Friday, December 26, 2008

Radcliff, February 1993 to December 25, 2008


The Food Source here, with just a brief note.

When I got up and fed the cats Christmas Day, Radcliff was having a bit more trouble with his back legs than normal, but otherwise he seemed OK, or at least no worse than usual. (He had been battling arthritis in his back legs for several years)

After I had washed up and gotten dressed, I went back into the kitchen, and Radcliff was laying dead on the middle of the kitchen floor.

I'll post more information on this later, but I just thought some of you might want to know about this.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Roomba Driver

Radcliff here. We were wondering across the web, and we stumbled onto this video. The Food Source thought you beans (and maybe poodin's) might enjoy it, too.

And of course, there is always some one out there who tries to improve on this original...

A PS from The Food Source For the Pet Museum Curator -- we have the book you sent us. With luck, we'll even post a picture or two of it, someday.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Purrrrring for Auntie Deb

Aunt Deb (of The Taylor Catsssss) is gonna have major, serious, painfull surjery today (Tuesday) for her back problems. Apparently, Aunt Deb's back is soon painfull that a painfull surjery is considered an improbement.

So we're asking all poodins, woofies, buns, beans, and other critters to send some purrrrss, woooffs, snorts, or whatever toward Aunt Deb. We want all the purrrayer force we can get that this surjery goes well, and is the last time those bean V*T's has to cut her open.


PS: Feel free to use this graphic if you want to post about this yourselfs.

Monday, September 15, 2008

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

This Friday, September 19, is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

We found a couple places where you could make yourself pirate names, if you feel like it.

The last three just use your name. (or any random phrase you type in, probably)

If you have any big parties or fund raisers planned, let the Talk Like A Pirate beans know about it here. A bunch of blogging kitties invading the pirate goings on should fit right in.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tooth Report -- Another Update

The Food Source here again, with another update on Radcliff, Allie, and their teeth.

First off, they had to go to another vet for their dental work. The one they normally go to doesn't have some of the equipment needed.

Anyway, Radcliff had one tooth extracted. Allie did not have any teeth removed. They are both back home with me, are moving around the house, and generally seem none the worse for wear. Their normal vet was expecting several teeth removed from both, since apparently their teeth looked nasty.

Hopefully we will get some more information from the vet dentist at some point. If so, I'll forward any additional info to the group.

Thanks for the purrrs and purrayers. They helped.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tooth Report -- An Update

Dan, AKA The Food Source here, with a brief update.

It is about 7:00AM here, and Radcliff and Allie are currently on their way to the dentist/vet with one of the aides. Given the weird hours I'm currently working, I doubt I'll hear any news about them before about 3:00AM Friday morning. I'm expecting to pick them up Friday morning sometime.

FWIW, the aide was confidant everything would go fine.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Requesting Some Purrrrrss

Hi, all. Ozzie here.

I'm gonna take over temporairly as spokescat for Radcliff, since he is not feeling very well.

He and Allie are both having teeth problems, and they (the teeth) are making it hard for them to eat. Plus they (the teeth) likely hurt like poop!

Anyway, they (Radcliff & Allie) are gonna have to go to the V*T Thursday morning to have their teeth worked on. The Food Source (all of us, actually) are just hoping they (Radcliff & Allie) handle Auntie Stedick OK. They (Radcliff & Allie) are both around 14 years old, and apparently Auntie Stedick is kinda hard on older kitties. (We all think that is kinda mean of Auntie, but we haven't found anything we can do about it)

I (all of us, actually) would appreciate any purrrrss or good thoughts you might be able to send our way tomorrow morning.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Not The Mama Monday

To recognize him for all that he's done - rescuing strays, fostering, fundraising, donating, working so very hard with the CFHF and the CB, helping his local rescue organizations, and being the kind-hearted and wonderful guy that he is.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

For Sprout

Violette, Monty Q's Sprout, is gone.

There is more information on the Cat Blogosphere, but we do know Mom Robyn is carrying everyone's hugs to the family, if you want to add your own hugs, purrrrss, or memorial posts.

Sleep well, little Sprout.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

For Mu Shue Pooh King Cat

Mamma Laura is saying good bye to Mu Shue.

He is very sick, and the Hero Cat's work is done.


Or maybe not

This man cat still got fight

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Luna: I just found out that Radcliff sneaked out to a party at Skeeter's house last night, and I'm pissed. I have been looking for a chance to show the Pirate Gurls how to party.

Radcliff: I told you it wouldn't be the sort of nip-fueled orgy that you enjoy. Skeeter is not feeling very well. It was be a quiet get together, with more napping and grooming than any thing else.

Luna: I still think you should have had the told us about the party. Skeeter and LC was one of the first blogs we read regularly, and I would have liked to had a chance to say Happy Purrrthday to him.

Radcliff: Well, you still can.


Happy (Belated) Purrrthday, Skeeter.

I hope you have many more.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Introducing Anne Bonny & Mary Read

Previously known as The Two Black Kitties.

The poll pretty much split amongst three names, with Anne Bonny & Mary Read second, and Thelma & Louise first.

There were a lot good of suggestions from the comments, and I thought about having another poll with them added, but finally decided that enough was enough. I really didn't like Thelma and Louise very much, and thought Anne Bonny and Mary Read were more interesting names, at least to me, so here are:

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For anyone interested in more information about Anne Bonny & Mary Read the 18th Century pirates, check any of these links:
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

OK, Kitties. You Win.

The Food Source here.

It looks like I've adopted two more cats in spite of myself. One of them is sleeping in my mothers lap most afternoons, so I can't get rid of her. They are litter mates, and are almost always around each other, so I really hate to break up the set.

I may have to rent them out for rodent control to pay the food bills, but The Two Black Kitties are now 'my cats', whatever that might actually mean.

Which means I am going to have to find names for them, and I am pretty much drawing a blank. Most of the combinations I've been able to come up with have either been boy cat names, or I just didn't like them much. So I've decided to see what others thought, and put up a poll of the names I had thought of and kinda liked. Some information about the cats:

  • These kitties are probably litter mates, so I would like to have names somewhat related.
  • They are girl kitties, and are on the small side, at least compared to the rest of the Clowder.
  • They are coal black. If there is a gray hair any where on either of them, it is coming out and is about to fall off.

UPDATE: Corrected spelling error 'Crystal Gayle', not 'Cyrstal Gayle', should that matter to your choices.

NOTE: These are the results from when I closed the poll, on the odd chance anyone really cares.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Purrring as hard as we can for them all

There was a FIVE ALARM fire at the build where Mama Laura, Lilly Lu, Mu Shue and Iris live. That is about all we know about the situation.

More information at the Cat Blogosphere.

UPDATE: From the Cat Blogosphere
Laura JUST called! Mu Shue, Lilly Lu and Iris were found hiding in the apartment by the fire folks going around checking and they’re alive!!! They were hiding and they’re scared to come out for strangers. They’re still there, and she can’t go in yet because it’s unsafe, but Animal Control is going to go in as soon as possible!!! Laura is picking up new carriers right now. The fire people said they’d be ok overnight if it had to be that long, but they’re going to try to get the in tonight if at all possible.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Smudge Saturday

hmmmm . . . It seems our interlopers have been sneaking onto our blog when no one is watching. We'll have to deal with that later. For the moment, we want to do a post for Smudge and his beans.

Radcliff here.

We never really knew Smudge very well, but we were watching and purrrring for him during his battle with this ugly parasite. We're hoping Zoe and their beans are feeling a little better, and are thinking about Smudge's life, and not his end.

We saw this video on zazamataz, and we thought it said what needed said much better than we ever could. (even if it IS about a woofer!)

for those of you who don't want to wait for the video to download, you can read the entire poem at "Beau". The last few lines are

He would wake up at night
And he would have this fear
Of the dark, of life, of lots of things,
And he'd be glad to have me near.

And now he's dead.
And there are nights when I think I feel him
Climb upon our bed and lie between us,
And I pat his head.

And there are nights when I think
I feel that stare
And I reach out my hand to stroke his hair,
But he's not there.

Oh, how I wish that wasn't so,
I'll always love a dog named Beau.

Friday, March 21, 2008

sneaking onto the computer

hi.  we're the two little black kitties.  we just sneaked onto the computer.  not sure how long we're gonna be able to talk.  dad doesn't know the internet connection is working, again, for the moment, anyway.

yeah.  we've started calling him dad.  he took care of us when we were out in the yard freezing our tails off.  he's feeding us the same thing the rest of the family gets.  we sleep in the house, and he greets us when he comes home same as he greets the rest of the family.  he's dad.

he still says he's trying to find us another home, but we think his mother wants to keep us.  one time someone called for information about the 'free cats' (us! free cats! indeed!), and she said "she didn't know anything about that", and hung up on the guy.

so we've been cuddling up with them, sleeping with them at night, and generally trying to convince them both that they really, really need two more cats in the house.

wish us luck! 

Saturday, January 19, 2008

For Gretchen's Beanmom, Dorothy

Gretchen's beanmom is very sick with heart problems. Gretchen's Aunt Paula is posting information.

We've never tried this before, so we're not sure this worked, but we tried to start a candle group for her. In any event, we are purrring for Dorothy, and we suspect Gretchen and the rest of the family would appreciate any good thoughts you could send their way.


Saturday, January 5, 2008

Any one else out there who likes black cats?

Hi. This is the Food Source, stealing the Clowder's blog for a personal request.

Is any one out there interested in adopting two really friendly, really (really) black girl kitties?

I've adopted/fostered (kidnapped?) two little black cats that I suspect someone dumped in the fields across the street. They are great kitties. One is already sleeping on the bed with me, the other takes naps on my chest once or twice a night. They aren't the least bit intimidated by the rest of the Clowder.

I love black cats, and would love to keep them, but I really don't have the money to give them the vet care they need. I suspect they both need spayed. One of them has a problem with one eye. It doesn't seem to bother her, but it still needs checked out.

I really hate to upset their lives yet again, but they really do need a new, really forever home. If you are interested, please let me know. There is some more information on their Catster page.