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Pet Sounds

Published June 19, 2014 by Maryanne

DerickDerick, my love! ❤

They say a cat can make up to 100 different sounds. While my late Billy Cat was basically silent all his life for the most part, Derick has taken full advantage of using those 100 different sounds over the years. The newest one is “oomph.” I would have never in a million years thought a cat could say “oomph.” He also imitates the mourning dove outside doing these little coos. And has sung on key with The Carpenters, doing the “ahhhh” while “Close to You” played.

Don’t Be Lonely Kitty

Published September 7, 2013 by Maryanne

DerickOur little Derick (age 17)

DON’T BE LONELY, KITTY

By Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

Don’t be lonely kitty,

Your brother has gone away,

He’s up in Kitty Heaven,

And we’ll all be together again someday.

 

We’re all in this together,

Grieving and healing in time,

We’re all lucky to have each other,

And treat each other kind.

 

Don’t be lonely, kitty,

Your brother is no longer in pain,

He’s in a better place now,

And we love him just the same.

 

Don’t be lonely kitty,

Your Daddy and I love you so,

Don’t be lonely kitty,

We love you and will never let go.

 

We have so much love to give you,

To show how much we care,

Because you’re a big part of the family

And we love to have you here.

 

You’re still our snuggle bunny,

You’re still our little boy,

We’ll always hug and kiss you,

Because you bring us so much joy!

 

 

The Missy Award! (For Animal Lovers)

Published February 23, 2013 by Maryanne

the-missy-award

I stopped doing the Awards thing for awhile because it is a lot of work.

But I couldn’t resist this one from Ivonne: http://ivonnemontijo.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/the-missy-award/#comment-1703

Being an animal lover, I am soooo honored! Ivonne presented me with this award for being a vegetarian (Since 1986 I might add; and haven’t used products that tested on animals since the early 1990s!)

And isn’t her doggie the cutest?! I wanna snuggle with Missy all night!! AND RUB THAT BELLY!!!!

SQUEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The  Missy Award is presented to those bloggers who support and advocate for animals either in the blog as a whole or a blog post.  They can be animal lovers, vegetarian,vegan, rescue workers, doesn’t matter it’s all about the animals.

The Rules are:

1- You must post the Award Picture onto your blog–but who doesn’t love putting award pictures on their blog?!!!

2- Link back to http:ivonnemontijo.wordpress.com

3-And answer two questions.

A- What inspires or motivates you to write?

B- Why do you love animals?

4-Nominate other worthy bloggers or just simply accept the award and do #’s 1-3

5- Oh yes, please let your nominees know you nominated them :) .

My answers are :

A. What inspires or motivates you to write? EVERYTHING. Life is just one big story waiting to be told. I can write about my life, your life, my cat’s life … it’s all good!

B. Why do you love animals? Animals are just the sweetest things ever. All they want is to survive and to be loved. You give them a little love and what you get in return is tenfold. My little cat Derick looks at me as if I am God. It’s just so amazing. And they are so smart too. From fish to a monkey — all animals have something to offer. Just pay attention and you’ll see!

My TOP 3 nominees for this award are:

MISS HARPER LEE: http://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com/

(For being the cutest, most reflective Golden Retriever on Word Press!)

RACHEL MANKOWITZ http://rachelmankowitz.wordpress.com/ 

(For sharing stories about her adorable doggie, Cricket!)

LONG LIFE CATS AND DOGS http://longlifecatsanddogs.wordpress.com/

(Check out Susan’s blog, she does SO MUCH for animals, such an inspiration!)

Congratulations to my winners, please spread the award around, animals are a GOOD THING!

Combat Chihuahuas Unite!

Published September 15, 2012 by Maryanne

Fawn

Here’s a cute little poem I wrote several years ago in honor of my Mom’s Chihuahua, Fawn (RIP). Although the poem was for Fawn, I think it relates to many small dogs who think they are bigger than they really are, which is always so endearing. ENJOY!

Combat Chihuahuas Unite!

She’s such a little lady
She’s the perfect companion
But better watch your step because
She thinks she’s a doberman!

Combat Chihuahuas Unite!

Her bark protects her master
She’s a killer dog from Hell
Fighting crime, she has no time
But she’ll break for Taco Bell!

Combat Chihuahuas Unite!

So pretty in her doggy cape
She may be the cat’s meow, but
“Get this damn thing off me!
I wanna get naked now!”

Combat Chihuahuas Unite!

And when the day is over
When it’s time to go to bed
She’s no longer known as “killer”
She’s just a weary sleepy head.

Little Combat Chihuahua “Night night!”

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta