A New Year Surprise!

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Has inspired a kitty

To write Haiku too!

 

 

 

 

Woooohooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! It’s been a furry pawesome start fur the newooowoooo year! Mamaclickyfingerssecretary tookst Me and sisfur Nalle to the doggie park early this morning, and we ran, ran, ran fur a whole hour! We runned so much Mama couldn’t get any piccies. And then Mama presented Me with a new year surprise! A bookie by my sweet kitty furriend Buffy Cat over at Two Cats and a Cattle Dog, who was inspired by furry own Me to write her Haiku and publish her furry own bookie! Me and Buffy made a Haiku Jam a furry long time ago, which you can read here!

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Thank youwoooowoooooooo beauwooowoooootiful Buffy Cat! Visit her bloggy to purchase her bookie!

Happy New Year Efurrybuddy!

My Dear Nylablue…

nylablue-beautiful-2014My Dear Nylablue

Oh how I have loved you true

Free in Summerland

 

 

 

Wooooooooooooooooowooooooooooooooooooooo! As some of you already know, my beauwooowoooootiful Nylablue has made the journey across the Rainbow Bridge to Summerland. She was the bestest pawesomest bravest and cuuwoooowooootsie-est kitty girfurriend a pup could ask fur! Please stop on by her bloggy here to read about her wonderful Mama Miss Sherri-Ellen and the wonderful Angels who helped her live much much longer then expected. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox to infiniteeeeeee and beyond! ❤ ❤ ❤

Some memories of me and Nylabluewoooowoooooooo…

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Me and Nylablue at last year’s Halloween Ball.

 

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Me and Nylablue in costume fur Halloween.

 

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Me, Nylablue’s purply-blue Ku, dreaming of my Nylabluewoowoooo!

 

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When I sent some California Sunshine to Nylablue.

 

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My Re-birthday card from Nylablue.

 

Nylablue's card to Kuruk 2014

My Valentine’s card from Nylablue.

 

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Me picking up Nylablue in style fur the Valentine’s Ball!

 

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Us dancing the night away.

Now you can dance efurrynight and day with all the tuna-tuna you want! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Wooooooowooooooooooooo!

Me and My Kitty Sisfur…

photo-7My sister Zoe

Missed us all so very much

While off on our trip

 

Though a great Swami Yogi

She was lonely without us

 

 

Eventhough Sisfur Zoe had the Grand Paw and kitty cousin Callie to be with, she missed us so furry furry much while Me and Mama and Nalle were on our trip. I maybe missed my sisfur too. I’ve even asked let her kissie my nose and cheeks and lickie my snout and ears since we got back without a grumble (it tickles!).

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Happy Birthday to My Mama!

Wooohooowoooo Efurrybuddy! Today is my pawesomest bestest Mama in the world’s birthday! Wooooowoooowoooooooooooooo! Me, Nalle, and sisfur Zoe got Mama a special dinner last night, but Mama is also giving stuff away fur her birthday! Isn’t she the bestest!?!?! 😀

Here’s what Mama says today on her bloggy, Through the Peacock’s Eyes:

thumbnail_image-2Today is my birthday! To celebrate, I am doing two give-aways!

Firstly, I am offering to all of you the e-version of my poetry book: Flying From the Heart, A Collection of Poems on Loving and Being, today through the 9th, which can be downloaded from Amazon here. If you do not have Kindle, you can also download a Kindle App for free here!

Secondly, whoever first guesses my age (sorry, astrology friends who know my birth data, you are disqualified) will get a free natal chart reading, Vedic or Western. Just leave a comment on my birthday post at Through the Peacock’s Eyes with your guess. To learn more about my sessions and readings click here.

Ok, Efurrybuddy, I will give you a hint…Mama is older than Nalle (and maybe me, but I don’t know my real birthday) in doggie years. WOL! 🙂

And now a birthday poem/song fur my Mama:

Happy Birthday to you,

You live in a zoo

Of puppies and kitties

Who love you, they do!

Sisfur Zoe’s Birthday and a Gift for You!

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My sisfur the great swami

And wise yogicat

 

Looking no older than two

A happy birthday to you!

 

Wooohoooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! Saturday July 5th is big sisfur Zoe’s 13th birthday! But, she doesn’t look a day older than two, of course! That must be because of her tireless yoga and meditation practice indeed! If you don’t know Swami Zoe, short for the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrananda, clicky on over to her website Swami Zoe’s Yoga and Zen. She has been on an intensive extensive yoga retreat, but she does plan on posting new eternal yoga and zen wisdom soon!

And to celebrate, the most gracious and selfless Swami is offering fur free!!! the e-version of her great book, Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat! Click here to download from July 4-8th. If you do not have Kindle, you can also download a Kindle App for free here!

Now efurryone has a great reason to kick off Zoe’s birthday celebration with fireworks tonight! WOL! Happy Birthday Zoe!

Crepes With Jam!

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Crepes and Mama Alana

Wooohooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Another Haiku Jam today with none other than the furry famous Crepes from Cat In The Fridge! Crepes starred in a movie that was at the Catdance Film Festival. Check out her movie “Catalogue” here!

Like me and Mama, Crepes and her Mama Alana hope to help other animals especially special needs ones (Crepes only has 3 legs). Thank youwooowoooooooo fur joining me fur some jamming’ and fur all you do fur animals!

And now fur our Haiku Jam! We chose the theme of PLAY! Mine are in purple, of course, and Crepes’ are pretty in pink…

Snow pup wrestle-ing                                                                                                   My favorite kind of play
Me master wrestler
I like to eat bees.
MomFOD says I shouldn’t, though.
Her eyes turned, I strike.

Nalle catches flies
But I play with my spider
Stuffy squeaky toy 

This morning, a moth.
Tomorrow, I’ll get that fly.
Also, I hunt string.
 
Strings are not fur me
Giant ropes to shred are fun
Chew toys to destroy
I like boxes, too.
I’ll take your chew toy boxes

And sit inside them.

I sit on my beds
But Nalle likes to chew them
And sometimes gut them 

Gutting is best done
On things that contain catnip
And also on trout.
 
Now we’re talkin’ fish
Playtime done, now time fur treats
Sardines fur me please! 

I will eat sardines
And then I will nap all day
With my dog friend Ku.

Jammin’ With Da Tabbies!

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The beauwooowooootiful Dai$y, Queen of Trout Towne!

Woooohooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! Another pawesome Haiku Jam for you, this time with none other than the Trout Talkin’ Tabbies O’ Trout Towne! Clicky on over to their bloggy, but be sure to bring your Tabby-English Dictionary! WOL!

Here is our fishyful Haiku Jam. Mine are in purple and the Tabbies’ are in green:

Jammin’ with the cats

The cool Tabbies o’ Trout Towne

Fish lovers supreme

R kewl dawg pal KU 

sew….dood…due ewe like fish two

ever try sea bass

I have not tried bass

But like a true Alaskan

I eat salmon lots

salmon dawg bizcutz

we bee jammin with salmon

ore sum halibut

Mama gave us some

Halibut some time ago

But sardines yumwum!

sardeenz bee good two

sardeenz samich with mayo

ore ona pizza

A fishy pizza

Just fur us pups and tabbies

Extra large fur me

trout ona pizza

with extree cheeze N donutz

now yur talkin good

Salmon fur meals

Sardines fur snacks in between

Fried fish fur dessert

anda toast two KU

we had fun with de haiku

peace out N rock on

Thank youwoooowoooooo pawesome poetic Tabbies! Now fur some sardines! 😀

In Peace…

07-19-09_0748Good bye Apollo

Rest in peace in rainbow light

Free of suffering

 

Now you can climb ev’ry tree

And play in gardens all night

 

 

 

 

The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. 

 

An Update From Apollo…

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Me and My Dinnermintz – Official Wedding Photo!

Hewwoooooos Efurrybuddies! Dis is Apowwo, Koooowoooook’s big bwofur. Firstweee, tank yooos fur all da wuvweee well-wishes! I furry much appweesheate it! Secundweee, Me and my most divineweeee pwuxurweeus emmawold eyed Dinnermintz sealed aw betwothal wif a most booootiful pwyvate wedding cewamony in Egypt, the land of aw ancestors. I wuvs yoos to infiniteeee my goddess of wuv and pwuxurweeeusnesss! xoxoxoxoxxoxooxo!

Finnowweeee, I am dowing ok. I sweep on my chair at nights and wounge in da gawden in da sunshine during da day. I cannot move myself more den a few feet at a time. Mama brings me to da potty in da mowning and befow bed and holds me up so I can weeweee. I cannot do it mysewf. Mama takes me efurrywhere and checks on me efurry hour except when she is working outside of home fur a few hours. But den my furbwings Zoe, and Ku, and Nalle check on me, and kitty cousin Callie, and buddy Winston fwum down da stweet. Mama awso got me my own special bowls fur me to eat and dwink in da gawden. Mama is my shining star! Here’s what’s I dooos:

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I eats just a widdow.

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And I dwinks a widdow.

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And in da sunshine I dweems of astwal twavewwing with my WIFE! Dinnermintz. 😀

Prayers For Apollo…

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My big brofur Apollo

Please send love and prayers

To my brofur Apollo

His hind legs don’t work

 

 

 

Hey Efurrybuddy, some of you know from my Facebook page, but my big brofur Apollo is not doing well. He is Siamese and was born with hip dysplasia. Mama did lots of kitty PT (physical therapy) and Reiki healing with him when he was a baby (and when needed since), and that helped him to have a very active life of tree-climbing and adventures. But the past two years his hips have been increasingly arthritic, and this past week he has not been able to use his hind legs much if at all.

He’s a tough guy though and will just drag his legs behind him to get places, but Mama has been carrying him to the bathroom, and the food dish, and his chair, and out into the garden to sunbathe, which he wuvswuvswuvs, and where he dreams of his divine fiancé Dinnermintz!

Please send prayers, pawyers, and purrrayers fur my handsome blue eyes lion man big brofur Apollo. He is a Sun god in Mama’s eyes!

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Apollo sunbathing in a cozy spot in the garden this warm afternoon.

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“I am dweeeming of my booootiful Dinnermintz.”

The Poofy “Puppy” Bed…

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“Um, Zoe…Apollo…you’re hogging my bed.”

My big poofy bed

Very comfy and cozy

I’d sleep on it more

 

But Apollo and Zoe

Think it’s a poofy cat bed!

 

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Me and Nalle are very respectful of our older and higher ranking in the pack kitty furblings. We never kick them off OUR beds.

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Nalle will try to squeeze on though.

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Sometimes there is room to share.

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But I just wait patiently and let them sleep. 🙂

Haiku Jam with Buffy, the Poetic Kitty!

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Miss Buffy

Wooooohooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! I have been a busy poetic pup in my semi-retirement! WOL! Today I present to you a Haiku Jam with the Beauwoowooootiful poetic kitty Buffy, Miss Firebonnet’s kitty. Go visit them here, and see all the pawesome photography and the rest of the furry family!

Thank youowooowooooo Buffy for the funfunfun! Here is our Haiku Jam. We chose a Springtime theme. Mine are in purple, and Buffy’s are in pink:

Springtime weather’s here

Did it ever go away?

The snow never came

Snow or no snow

Few birds to watch in winter

Spring is for feathers

Down feathers of babes

Drift about in the warm breeze

Flowers blossoming

Springtime is sneeze time

With tall grasses to hide in

The rain comes at night

Rain, rain, go away

Don’t like my fur to get wet

Sun and cool is best

Cool is nice for Ku

I am a creature of heat

Basking in light divine

On hot sunny days

I dig holes to stay cool in

And play with ice cubes

Hot days turn to night

Prowling through the neighborhood

Scents and sounds heighten

Hot nights snow pups sleep

Mama and furblings nearby

Dream of winter nights

I dream in Mom’s arms

Silly cattledog is near

Maybe he needs love

Kisses and cuddles

Ear scritches and tummy rubs

Love grows in the Spring

Ku you fill my heart

Your fur could serve as my nest

But too hot for spring!

Off to the Ball!

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Click to go to the Ball!

To the Ball I go

I’m smitten with a kitten

Lovely Nylablue

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Smitten

Wooooohooooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Today is Valentine’s Day and the whole pack is off to Madi’s Queen of Hearts Ball! My Nylabluewoooowooo sent me this loverly Valentine, and I am smitten!

Nylablue's card to Kuruk 2014

Nylablue lives way up in snowy snowy Canada, so I was going to pick her up in this:

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Not Me. No snow where I live. 😦

But she has not been feeling well, and she deserves to be picked up in style:

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In case you hadn’t heard, Brofur Apollo went all the way Down Unda to propose to his most divine Dinnermintz. Click here to find out how he surprised her! Apollo and Dinnermintz, and sisfur Zoe and her date Maurice, Dinnermintz’ cousin, and the whole Fozziegang and dates all flew Quantas to the Ball in style:

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Efurryone got all dolled up fur the Ball!

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The newly engaged couple, Apollo and Dinnermintz! Wooohooowoooo!

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Maurice and Zoe

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Me and my most beauwooowooootiful Nylabluewooowooooo!

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Nalle showing off her long elegant legs fur her date Jack. Jack lives Down Unda too, but missed the flight with the Fozziegang. We will meet him at the Ball!

Happy Happy Valentine’s Day Efurrybuddy! Wooooohooooowoooooooo!

p.s. and lots and lots of wuvwuvwuv to my Mama and thank you fur rushing all over the globe fur us! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox, Ku, Nalle, Zoe, and Apollo ❤

Impawtant Guest Post by Brofur Apollo!

Hewwooo Efurrybuddy! Dis is handsum bwooo eyes Apowwo, Koowoook’s big bwuder even dough I am widdow. I have been doing wots of tinking watewee and I have decided dat I must go see da wuv of my wife, my most boootifuwl and divinewee pwuxouweeus Dinnermintz who wives down unda.

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Me tinking deepwee abouts my Dinnermintz

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Dinnermintz tinking deepwee abouts me – Isn’t she Divine?!

Now I know dat I will sees her at da Queen of Hearts Valentine’s Ball next Fwyday, buts I want to sees her befowe dat. Mama says down unda is veweee fa away, so I am going to pack meself up now so I gets dere in time.

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Yous see, wez are meant to bees togeder. Wes are star-cwosst wuvers, soul mates, and twin fwames.

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Ok, so efurrybuddy please wish me wucks becuz I am going to pops the big question!!! I ams a widdow nervous too and have neveh twavelled wifout my Mama, but I knows in my hearts I must do dis!

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It’s My re-Birthday!

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Me and sisfur Nalle celebrating my re-Birthday!

If I picked a day

To celebrate life and love

Fast forward to now!

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Fast Forward

Woooooohoooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! It’s my re-Birthday! In case you don’t know my story, here’s the lovely tribute sisfur Zoe at Swami Zoe’s Yoga and Zen wrote fur me:

Me-Ommmmm Efurryone! I’m so excited to tell efurryone that Saturday the 11th is my little brofur Kuruk’s re-Birthday! Yes, you read that right. You see, Ku was born at a puppy mill in Alaska and lived on a 4-foot chain his first couple of years of life. Luckily the puppy mill was shut down and Ku and his whole pack of nearly 160 snow pups went into rescue. That day was 1-11-11! When Mama brought Ku home, she decided that since no one knew Ku’s real birthday that 1-11-11 would be Ku’s first re-Birthday! So Ku is going to be 4!!! He’s come such a long long way in the past three years. Me and Mama and efurryone are so so proud of my little brofur Ku! We wuvwuvwuv you Ku!

Me and Nalle got pawesome new big big big beds!

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I like the red one!

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Nalle likes the green one!

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But when it’s beddyby-time at night, I have to sleep on my first red bed next to Mama!

I wish I got to sleep on my new beds more:

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Sisfur Zoe uses the beds fur her nearly constant yoga and meditation practice! She is a very dedicated great Swami!

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Brofur Apollo hogs the beds too!

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But Apollo and Nalle share sometimes! That’s how big big big these new beds are!

And we got more piggy ears! Buddy Bacon and Mini Piggy, please close your eyes for the next few pics!

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Yumwumwum piggy ear!

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This morning, after Mama turned into the Kissiemonster, we did our usual routine:

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Breakfast with extra treats on top!

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And our early morning walk. Can you see us? Mama gets up early!!!

It’s supposed to rain today even though California is having a drought. But if it doesn’t, Mama will take us on an extra long hike through pawesome parks and trails around the city. Time fur my morning nap, but before I go, here is the pawesome re-Birthday card I got from my kitty girlfurriend Nylabluewooowoooooo! xoxoxoxoxoxo!

Kuruk's Rebirfday card frum Nylaue

And from the Fozziegang Down Unda! Thank youwoooowooooooo!

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Guest Blogger: Handsome Blue Eyes Apollo

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Me handsum bwooo eyes Apowwo widdow wion man

Hewwoo Efurrybuddy, dis is Kooowooook’s owder widdow bwuder Apowwo agen. In yestawdayz bwoggy Kooowoook got a wuvwee awawd: The Mouses Awawd! He sed he had to consowt wif me becuz I am da mousie catcher. Mama even wote abouts it here.

 

mouses-award-frum-cat-on-me-headNywabwoooo, anuder boootifowl bwooooeyes, gave Koooo dis awawd, and she sayz to pass it on to two uder bwoggerz. So herwe dey aw:

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  2. Da tabbies o’ trout towne, but I tink dey pwefurr fish! MOL! MOL!

Concatulations kittykats! Catch wots of mousies!