Friday, October 24, 2014

Goodbye to Our Beloved Bookstore Kitty Friend

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A dear kitty friend passed away last week.  His name was Miko, and he was a beloved shop cat who made his home at King's Books.  This charming tabby lived well into his teens. His body was getting thin and wobbly, his coat a little duller, but that little man just kept on going.  In all of his days, his spirit was bright.

He took his duties as shop cat quite seriously, and could usually be found right there on the front counter, lounging in his bed, sitting in a box, or draped across the credit card machine or computer keyboard, waiting to greet anyone who stepped into the store.  On occasion, he would slip out and visit the pub next door.  He made many friends there too - everyone loved Miko.  



 He was so adored by our community, that the news of his passing landed on the front page of our local paper.  

Not every cat is suited to be a shop cat, it takes a very special personality, which Miko had. He was gentle and tolerant, he was sweet, and he gladly accepted pets from the hands of many friends and strangers, and even hugs from children.  

He was a happy cat who lived a very full life.  

We appreciate all the efforts that Sweet Pea and the staff at King's Books made to keep Miko on this planet.  Your excellent care and love for this dear boy gave us all many good days with him.   Tacoma is grateful for that.

Miko, you will be missed by many.  King's friends, we are so sorry for your loss.  



King's Books will be hosting a memorial for Miko on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 PM.  We'll be there, and we hope you'll be able to join us.  For more information on the event, visit HERE.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wow! Way Bigger!

I was looking for a few Halloween decorations, and ran across Wylla's autumnal owl sweater tucked away in a drawer.   I slipped it on her, and was surprised to see that it was such a snug fit on her this season.  

Here's a photo of her sporting the sweater last fall.  She weighed a hair over four pounds here.

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Here's the photo I took yesterday.  She weighs six pounds, and her body is much longer now.  The sweater doesn't offer the coverage it once did!  

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Though it doesn't fit properly, I don't think we'll be going sweater shopping.  She has a little more meat on her bones now, and doesn't get cold like she used to, so there's no longer a need for kitty outerwear.  









Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Mile-High Kitty Blanket Pile

During our FUNdraiser, Mary offered up a challenge, and for every $25 we donated, she agreed to make a soft and cozy blanket for a shelter cat.

Well, Mary's been busy.  

She stitched fifty, yes FIFTY, beds for the kitties.

Before I left on my trip, I met Mary at the shelter when she delivered the beds.  Look at the stack!   And look at the cute little Tabby roosting on top.

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Mary sent over a couple of pictures to share with you.  Here's a portion of the fleece it took to create all the beds.


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And here's her Sophie giving the blankets a test and making sure they were soft and cuddly enough for our special shelter cats.

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Thank you so much, Mary, for being so generous and creating all these lovely beds for the kittens and cats.  I know the shelter appreciates them, and the cats and kittens do too!  And thanks to everyone who made a donation during her challenge, and helping make this all happen.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Cat

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Neighbor Kate puts a full display up for nearly every holiday and season of the year.  Halloween is by far her favorite, and she plasters her entire yard and the exterior of house with spiders, bats, cats, and pumpkins.  It's quite festive and a sight to behold!

Wylla and Charlene enjoy watching the moving components of the display from our front window, and are entertained by all the curious folks who stop to take a look.  

I took Wylla on a stroll this morning, and we walked by Kate's to examine the display up close, and let Wylla spend some time perched with the pumpkins.  

Our little owl blended right in with the Halloween scene.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

A Warm Welcoming

I returned home in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday and got a very warm greeting from my two favorite cats.   Though I had plenty of kitty company with Nigel and Mimsey,  I missed my girls deeply, and was so happy to be back with them again.  

I think they missed me too. All day Sunday, they kept close. We shared a few naps, and enjoyed a beautiful fall day.

It's good to be back.

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I've got a lot on my plate at the moment, so I won't be racing down to the shelter to pick up a new batch, but it won't be too much longer before we restock on kittens.

Now that I'm home, blogging will return to it's normal schedule, and we'll be more active again on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, too.

Thank you so much for your patience while I was away!

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