Dearest Furry Friendz of the Internetz...
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Katiez Katz stay with different family members.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Furry Friday after Christmas!

Weze made sum E-cards fur evfurry buddies:

Dis iz da speshul tank u to evfurry ones who helped us Katie Katz n our bean famblee haves a Meowy Christmas n Happy Hanukkah!
http://www.dayspring.com/ecards/card.asp?ID=015f94ad-kcm

n dis is da Furry Friday One...
http://bunwaycards.com/8gjKl4Q

Luv,
Katie Kat
Daddy Purrson
Katie Kitty Too
Bootsie Woo
Daisy May Daffodil
Mousie Gurl...
n da boyz ovfur da bridge
(Sandy, Baby n Spunky)

Gran Mawmee n Bibi
(We gets u sum fotoz of Bibi soon)
n hur Kitty Gurl ovfur da bridge...

Next...a furry Hanukkah Update.
Isaiah 43:1
=^..^=

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WEZE COLD!! AND URGENT STUFFOMS....

Dis is Urgente Stuffoms...
weze lost internets n Mawmee has ta takes our notes n burrows compooturs n she has ta do lots of huntin on compooturs fur werkin stuff...

Weze all cold in our hows n Mawmee went huntin to burrow compooter to tell u...

We iz stoppin by to say hi... well Mawmee iz... Weze all cold in our hows n Mawmee went huntin to gets help frum our bruver frind. Hims name is Mike Ulin. He's a funny actor on da V list. dats fur volunteer. Him builds metal TV cradles fur a livin... um what's dat? oh mawmee say dats ta ting dat holds teevees on walls n stuffoms in hospitals n monitors fur securtee stuffoms. But hims is needin helps, too!! Hims is tired n stuffoms n mite lose him jobbee, too!

Weze cold like 35 F - cuz we gots jus dis leetel heater in da bedroom… dis old house ain’t got lectric stuff fixed!! n our daddees stuck at da pound fur peeples n cant works no morh. weze don know if hims evfurr comin home!!! n hims cant work no morh cuz him is an old kittee purson now. Dems iz furry bad peeples takin our daddee. Mawmee weze hungree!?! Did da huntin werk yet? We didnt doo nuffin!! whys we gettin punished fur too???? how cum nobuddee tinks bout dat when dey takes daddees to peeple pounds????

Sumbuddee weze needs kittee foods!! An Baby and Spunky cants cum home in ther Rainbow Bridge Urns cuz dehrs no monee ta pay fur dat. Thems urns iz stil at da Pet Traditions plase. We gots ta give dem 347.00 green papurs!!

Weze wants ta let you knoh... n ta make sure dat all helps will go to feed us kitties n get our bruthers urns to come home...


We gots vet bills, too dats not paid. but furst we needs help in eatin cuz Mousee has ta have speshul corn free dry food.

Dis is sum ways dats u kin helps us dis Christmas n Hannukah times...

1) You could sends us a Wal-Mart gift card so we kins gets Feline Pine kitty litter n canned foods (fur Mawmee Too) n a new room heater!! Weze furry Cold!!! We use pine cuz Mawmee gotted asthma...

2) You could sends us a Pets Mart gift card so we can gets corn-free food. We buys da Authority Brand fur sensitive kitties. Ifn's u dont knoh where a Pets Mart is - here is dehr webbie bout dat
Sensitive Kitty Food - You could ships it to us or sumpin.

3) You could sends funds pay to the order of Pet Traditions so we can gets Spunky n Baby's Rainbow Urns home. We needs bout 347.00 green papurs fur dat... but any bit would help show we wants ta pay dat bill.


4) and ifns you wants ta helps us wif our Vet bill... den funds should be pay to the order of "Indian Hills Animal Clinic." Dey kept Spunky n Baby n Sandy Red Tigger livin fur a longs time wif Dental helps and emurgencee helps... sohz we owes about 1900.00 green papurs on dat one. Weze promised ta give 25.00 somepin monees evry month n we cant pay dem no morez! And what iffns we gets sick? Daisy n me needs our toofies kleened but we cant go yet....likes we said any bit would helps ta pay dat bill....


But foodees and a ceramic room heater we needs now!!

Here is our address fur sending stuffoms. Pweze use da U.S. Post Office cuz its a Postal Box.
Help fur Katie's Katz
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Kat Renee Kittel
P. O. Box 771268
Wichita, KS 67277-1268 USA


Tank u fur listening n stuff and helpin out poor Kitties at Chrismas n Hannukah times.

-Katee Too and all uv Katiez Katz

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Fanksgivin!!



Well Mawmee n Granmawmee n us Kittehs have sum fings ta be fankful fur!!
Weze give thirteen uv dem latur t'day or tomorrowz...
cuz weze borrowin a furrindz compootur rites now.

Our inturnetz n phone gotted stolen by da ekonomee collapsin stuffoms...
we dont know what dat iz... but it must be furry bads,
like da noisee train dat runs thru our backs yard.

So pleze stay tuned... weze gotz sum purrtant stuffomz ta ask evfurryone bout our beloved Spunky and Baby who went ovfur da brij dis year.

Luv,
Katie Ann Kitty Too (almost 5 yrs)
Daisy May Daffodil (1 yr)
Little Bootsie Woo (1 yr)
and our senior kitteh gurl:
Ms. Mouse E Cat. (13+)
Katie One - da Mawmee
Gran Mawmee's Cat: Miss Bibi (5+ yrs)
Marti - da Gran Mawmee
=^..^=

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dey Callz it Kitteh Luv


"In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen;
In small things, they show themselves as they are."
Nicholas Chamfort (1741 - 1794)

Dear furry peeplez on da internetz:

Furst uvs all... TANKS U FUR LUVIN US!! Whiles we missin our big bruvfur Spunky. Mawmee hopes to help us tank u all purrsonallee, but weze kinda shorts on inturnets time.... (purrs n head butts n lovin churpees)

Mawmee dont gots a jobbee rites now... n our compootur cants gets on da inturnetz.
Soh Mawmee iz burrohin our frind Mike InTune's compootur. He's Mawmees furriend n co-purrdusur fur our comedy film bout da Daisy Deli, which iz still in post Purrductshun cuz uv green stuffoms n location shootin ta desidez on. Soh weze gonna be sendin mesajes to Mawmee to writes fur us bout onse or a week fur a whiles...

Now Daisy had dis adventure. She wents to da Pet store wif Mawmee! She waz furry goods n stayed in da cart all curled ups in Mawmee's Coat n stuff.
Daisy got fitted fur a pink harness n leash!! Mawmee n Daisy gonna talks bout dat next time!!

Mawmee say dat Ize too feral fur to go!! How I gonna convinse Mawmee to let me outa dis here howse n dats Ize be goods on a harness? I dont likes dem! But I wants ta goh outside!! Mawmee needs advise on helpin me get used to dis hear dum thingee and dat wearin ones is wurth getting ta go owt in a danjurous neyborhood! Any buddee gots helps on dat?

See ya purrtee soon!

Katie Ann Kitty Too.
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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Speshul Miracle Memorial Fur Spunky



Mawmee hunted n hunted fur a song dat waz like Spunky's message to hur. Weze found a song by Third Day on YouTube...See Spunky camed into Mawmees life when she was furry depressed n Spunky saved hur cuz she had hims to focus on. Dat was a furry miracle dat hims lived.

Ize miss Spunky n gotted scairt when he wents ovur da Bridge. Mawmee smelt funnee. I dont likes dat kittees goh bye n bye n dont comes bak. I thot I waz next or sumpin... Ize gotted scairt when Baby n Sandy went bye bye, too.


Ize okay now wif dat. I luvs Mawmee but Ize part feral n dont like tings changin n I dont likes bein picked up. Bootsie n Daisy deys cuddlin togever on da bed wher Spunky used ta sleep. Mousie is in her box. Ize goin sleepy in Mawmees lap soh she gonna finish dis here Memorial.

Luv, Katie Too.

Yes... Katie is my loner cat. She likes playing with Bootsie and sometimes with Daisy, but her only cuddle place is in my lap. She used to play with Spunky. They would chase each other through the house! It was a funny sight to see an eighteen year old cat acting like a little boy. Kept him excercising.

But his 19th year wasn't a very good one for him. He would fight me to take his Arthritis meds and he had developed a heart murmer. I hated stressing him out to give him what he needed. He may have lived longer or may have had a heart attack sooner, I don't know. I do know he would look at me with far away eyes, as if asking me to let him go "home." He stayed on the bed except to get water or to go "potty." I fed him on the bed. He would cuddle with me and lick my face.

About three weeks ago, Spunky started pulling his hair out. I took him to the vet. The blood tests showed high white blood cell count. Dr. Johnson thought it might be allergies, because his tests were all normal for his age. We gave him his arthrogen and he started to feel better and his hair grew back.

Then a week ago Friday, Spunky decided to stop eating. I gave him his arthrogen, hoping he would feel better later in the day. I was scheduled to volunteer at the Tall Grass Film Festival, but my mind was on Spunky. And it showed. I distracted everyone else, except the venue manager who seemed to know something was up and just took it in stride. I apologized and he laughed with me about this wasn't "rocket science!" Still the volunteer coordinator wasn't happy with me and didn't want me volunteering Saturday, but I could still see the films for free.

Saturday morning, I took Spunky to the vet and they gave him an anti-biotic and an appetite stimulant. Upon arriving back home, I sat the carrier on the bed. I went to turn on my computer and I heard Spunky moaning. I ran back to the bedroom and took him out of the carrier. He was breathing so hard and gasping for breath. I called the vets and told them that Spunky was dying in my arms. I wrapped him up in the fleece blanket and held his head up. When his breathing calmed, there was a purring growl in his throat. The heart attack really took alot out on his little body. He could still see out of one eye while I held him close, helping him breath. His heart still beat shallowly for around thirty minutes later while I prayed.

The furry miracle in his passing is that when in my spirit, while I prayed - the very moment I handed him over to God, was the very moment that he passed on. Mike, my very best friend (and co-producer) came over and drove us to the clinic, while I held him, wrapped in a black fleece blanket.

Indian Hills Animal Clinic is a wonderful place. They gave us privacy while I held Spunky, waiting for Pet Traditions to arrive and take my Boo Bear to be cremated. I prayed the Kaddish over him, the Jewish mourners prayer, something Mike wasn't used to hearing. Mike's face was so contemplative and prayerful the whole time I sang.

When the lady from Pet Traditions came, I layed Spunky in the coffin, wrapped in his blanket. He looked so peaceful. I tearfully talked about his nose and how he inspired me to create a drawing of a lion guarding a rose.
And I said, "Spunky gave me hope when he was born and now somehow he is giving me the same message in his death."

It was several hours before I could bring myself to walk back into my house. Yet when I did, I softly heard Spunky say my name, "Katrin!.... I sorry."

"It's okay, Spunky. I'll see you later, Boo Bear." A peacefulness came over me... and Spunky leaped over the bridge.

Our babies are God's furry messengers... Spunky's message of hope needs to be shared... Below is Third Day's Song... and Now it's Spunky's song, too.

L'Chaim (to Life!!)

Kat-Renée Kittel
Third Day – Tunnel

Friday, October 31, 2008

99 To 1 (Tribute 2 Spunky #1)

In Loving Memory Of Puzzles' Spunky Bear
"Good Friday" 1989 to Sabbath Morning (9:11am) Oct 26, 2008
For my Boo Bear who was and still is a Living Message from above...
(Video by Bamshell)




Paul Alan, To Bring You Back.
Are you thirstyStanding in the rain?Not sure where you areOr how you lost your way?
Are you drowningIn some bar outside of town?Searching for something given not found?A crowd of peopleBut totally alone?At the front doorBut worlds away from home?
Light up the nights last regret and
Burn your only safety net
Step to the edge
It's such a long way down
.
I left the ninety-nine to find the one
And you're the one
I walked a thousand miles In this desert sun
Only to bring you back
.
Are you tired
Of chasing the wind under water?
Do you aspire to breath again?
Are you dying?
Is that the best that you can do?
Cause you can't find your place
In a world that wasn't meant for you?
.
...Hello it's Me I couldn't sleep
I was just counting sheep
And I'm missing you,
Hello it's Me I couldn't sleep
I was just counting sheep...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sadly Glad Mewz



Saturday Morning, October 25, 2008 - Spunky had a heart attack..
and passed on over the Rainbow bridge.


I raised him from three days old.... and his little nose inspired me to draw his face.

Good Night, Sweet Prince.
...
=^..^=

Monday, October 06, 2008

Bootsie on Toosdees


otays.... we saids we'd write fur Mondees... n den now its Toosdees!
n we waz surpose ta finish given outs an awardie a cupple weeks agos.

We gaves out three n saids we wuds givs out 4 mor on Toosday!


Well dis iz a Toosday... soh we gotta do dat.

Da award Looks like dis:


Da rules werks like dis:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her Blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours, and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you've nominated

We wants ta nominate bout a squillion bloogees, but we narroed down to our last four:
1. Sweet Praline2.Kelly on What A Good Cat3. Miss Peach
and


Luv,
Lil Miss Bootsie Woo n Stuffoms.






Sunday, October 05, 2008

LOLS on Sundee

"Vulcan Mind Meld: Ur doin it rite"
Da Belz (L&O: SVU) iz holdin puppy needin adoptin

Caption by: Kid Sister.... Photo from North Shore Animal League


Yays!!! Weze Back!
Mawmees bin awfurry bizzy n tarred n stuffoms wif hur nu jobbee.

Weze writes sum mohrs fur Mondays bloggee postums.
N weze gonna show our I can haz cheezburgur fotohs, too!


Luvs, Bootsie Woo, Daisy May, Mousie, Spunky Boo n Katie Too!

(Psalms 91 & Isaiah 43:1)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mewsies on Monday

Hi ya evfurry buddeez! Dis hear iz Miss Bootsie Woo repurrtin! Mawmee finelee gotted a jobbee! She werk did all lass weeks soh we gifs hur rest frum helpin us due our blog writin.

Den we gotted on da inturnets Sunday nites late n founded dat Daisy's sisfur Pixie gotted tired n wents home ovfur da Raneboh brij.... So we wants ta leve dis hear news frum Touched By Angel Kitteh...

And we gotted dis hear award frum Purrageous Pirates. About a weeks ago.



















Da award werks like dis:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her Blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours, and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you've nominated

We needs ta gets Mawmee to go sleepy now...she gotsta gets up in 3 hours.
So we nomintatin 3 today n den 4 on toosdy
1. Daisy the Curly Cat
2. Jans Funny Farm
3. Gandalf n Grayson
We go tells dem now and go sleepy. bye bye.

Lil Miss Bootsie Woo n Stuffoms.
=^..^=

Thursday, September 11, 2008

911 & Three Sumpinz fur Thursday

Weze made ups a Meme... Iz Three sumpins datz weze dont Likes!!


1. Trains. Weze dont likes trains! Dey iz bigs n loudz n cums by all days longs and all nites longs! Dey is furry bads! We kins sees dem rolling by our housee jus a leap over a fence on da uver side ov da Hiway! We dont knohs wat deys iz but dey is furree scaree!

2. Motocyclez... Weze dont knoh what dat iz, but dey gets louds n scaree goin down da hiway.

3. Da Hiway!! We gots a furry bads hiway in our baks yard! Cars goh furry fast!
Why day do dat? dey runs over woofee n kittehs n ovur fings. Dey dont stops or nuffin! Dat furry bads, too!

& one morh ting fur goods mezhure
4. Vakooom Kleenur. Dey sucks ups dirt n stuffoms. But dey iz big furry noisee monstur!!! Dey mites sucks up furree baybees! Stays away frum dem! ummm... its okay ifns dey sucks up bad buggees like spidurz doh.
Okay... weze dun. Dis heres n opens MeMe to any furree buddees wants to tells
dehr top three tingies dats dey dont likes!
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Today we amemburs September 11 attack, and da loss lifes in New York
and Da heroes on dem planes





Pweze Remember dats big Planes are not toys...
Dey dont gohs into buildings.
Shame on Al-Kaida! U shoods play niselee wif papur planes.
Dont evfurs do dat agin!!
DONT Mess Wif USA! K?

In Memory Of Sept 11.... We will always remember.


Dis is a Katie Ann Kitty Too Editorial.... =^..^=

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wonderfull Wednesday


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There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is.
-Albert Einstein
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(weze dont membur wher da foto cums frum...sumbuddee sent it too us.
any buddee seened dis foto afore? ifns u hafs n knohs da bakround storee
pweze lets us knoh bout dat! tank u! -Katie Too)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Katie in a Sack and Kansas Rain

There's this silence in the Badlands and over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
By the whisper of a prayer ....


I hear the thunder in the clouds
and the sky about to rain...
and with the Prairies,
I am calling out Your Name.

-Rich Mullins.


When it stops rainin.... kin I pleze gohs outsides?!?-Katie Too

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Handle With Care



...
Mawmee amemburs when Spunky Boo Bear was littel wif hims life in hur handz. She feds hims wif a glass eyedroppur dat hadz a crook in it. Dis werkt wif hims short neck.
(A kittee in da hand is wurth... =^..^=)
- Dis is Katie Ann Kitty-Too Repurrtin
..
*** Purr. Sss. - Concats to Mao Mao n Ariel on dehr weddin today!! ***
..




Here's a rose frum Arkansas... just fur you!
Luv,
Katie Ann Kitty-Too
Daisy May Daffodil
Bootsie Woo
Mouse E. Kat
n Spunky Boo
=^..^=

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bootsie goin to da moon, brb.


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(Update frum Mawmee: Gee dat waz fun innervue... not. Backs to da drawin bored.
Tanks fur comin to play games wif us yesturday. Mawmee said uze kin comes over anytimes u likes.
-Bootsie Woo. )





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Totally Toosday Time!


Daisy: SSssh... Mawmee is goin to a job inturvue dis morning.









Katie Too: Weze gonna play wif da compootur while shes goned.
Dens weze gonna leve hur a concatulashuns on da compootur fur gettin dis job inturvue.... an purrs dat ifns dis is rites job dat she getz it!











Any kittees who wants ta cum ovur n play compootur games is welcum!









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Bootsie: Hey, waits fur me!
I wants ta play on typin bord, too!!

=^..^=

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Yoda Gotz Four Ears!

Super Sunday Video



Dis here Kat gots it togevur!

Heres anover Four Eared Baby...(embedding disabled on request)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibdRm71WCN4&feature=related



Dis is Katie Too Repurrtin.
=^..^=

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Anniversary Fur Mawmee and Daddee

Dis here entree iz dedikatied to my mawmee and my daddee... deys bin marryed 11 years today!







Happy Anniefursaree!

Please purr dats Daisy n I gets ta meets our Daddee reel soon!
Daddee n Mawmee beens apart fur two years now. Deys reel lonely.

Luv,
Bootsie Woo.




Daisy May










Spunky Boo Bear,



...................................Mousie














& Katie Too.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bootsie Tummy n Daddee Update


Dear Frinds
Weze gotted sum furry goods news n sum still needz purrs n stuffoms.

Furst uvs all.... Mawmee iz helpin hur frind wifs stuffoms on hur pursonal compootur, likes slappin mean viruses. Dis frind she knohz a longs times, likes 20 umpteem yerhz or sumpin. She evens waz da matron of honor ats Mawmee and Dadees weddin. Mawmee, kins I haves a weddin? Ooh Ize too littel fur dat. Otay. Andy Ways... Sundae dis frind gaves Mawmee sums money helps cuz Daddees pension not gotted here yet! So Mawmee went huntin yesturday n cames back wif foodeez and littur stuffs!! Yay!

Now Seconds uv all, about our Daddee purrson...I havnts mets him yet... hez sum bettur frum whn he gotted hurted. But cuds you purrs fur him? Hez soh lonelee wifout Mawmee. And our eyes gets leaky tinkin bout how heze stucks in dis Mulhouse Franse and needin dis surjuree fur bladdur stuffumz... purrstate...prostayt or sumpin. Mawmee, whatz dat?

Den thurds uv all, Mawmee still lookin fur werk soh she kin takes care uv us n our disabled gran mawmee, n get 2 c our Daddee... She not seened him since dis time 2006... a fore I waz evens borned!

And Mawmee gotz ta get dis here jobbee so she kins gets our Furry Funnee Movee doned!! Ize gonna be in dis here movie bouts how Daisy gotted da turkey frum da Daisy Deli. I gits ta play Miss Super Stunt Kitty! Well I jus rollz round and looks cutes, denz runz off, butz datz actin! Whens we gits dis here movee doned, weze gonna submit dat to da Tall Grass Film Festival .
And weze don wanna miss dat dis year cuz of dis here movin n stuff!! Itz comin ups in Octovur. (Missin da Tall Grass, "All Da Kings Men" Robert Redfurd Movee nite dis monf was bads enuf! Mistur Redfurd talked bout our wittel Film Festival front uv guvmint peeples!)

Mawmee cants go audishun fur actin partz til she gets a payin jobee!!

Tank u fur listenin n purrin n stuffomz.

Lil Miss Bootsie Woo,
Jr Comik Apprentix

Saturday, August 16, 2008

For Baby Violette Noelle


For Baby Violette Noelle

In open fields of wild flowers
she breathes the air and flies away.
She thanks her Jesus for the daisies
and the roses
in no simple language.
Someday she'll understand
the meaning of it all.
He's more than the laughter or the
stars in the heaven
As close as a heartbeat or
a song on her lips.
Someday she'll trust Him and learn
how to see Him.
Someday He'll call her and she will come running
and fall in His arms and the
tears will fall down and she'll pray.

"I want to fall in love with You"



He's more than the laughter
or the stars in the heaven
as close as a heartbeat
or a song on our lips.
Someday we'll trust Him
and learn how to see Him.
Someday He'll call us
and we will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears






Will fall down and we'll pray,

"I want to fall in love with You,
my heart beats for You."

Jars of Clay - Love Song For A Savior
From the album Jars Of Clay
Label: Essential Records
Dear Sweet Sprout...
Run n play wif Felix in da flowers den
Rest in the gentle arms of Jesus
Until we see you again.
Katie and da Katz
Spunky, Mousie, Katie, Daisy-May and Bootsie
And (Gran Mawmee) Nana Marti

Friday, August 15, 2008

Katie's Got Chutzpah Award


Dis Furry Friday we iz givin da Got Chutzpah Award to Steve Wilson and Jane Akre, Investigative Repurrters.

Dey waz fired frum Fox News fur telling da truth abouts bovine growth hormone frum Monsanto and how it mite affect hooman beans.

Now I knows Mr. Milky at Artsy Catsy wuvs milk and so do us kitties at Kat-Renée Purrductions. Mawmee cants hafs any dairy products, cuz of bein lactose intolurant... but before dat she woulds drinks a gallon in two days!

But dis isn't bouts milk, its about dis here shot deys givin to cows to overwerks them to makes more milk. And dehr is sums countries like Canada dat said no to dis here drug.

Here is da story of hows Steve and Jane gotted fired fur tellin da truth.




Onse we hurds bout dis, we hads ta gif dem dis here award and thank You Tube fur airing dis news fur all to see so we kins make our own decision bout dese facts. There is still folks who takes truth and ethics seriously, no mattur what.
Dis is Katie Too Repurrtin...

(We do dis here Award agins next week sumtime.)

Search Words: Channel 13 Fox News; Monsanto; bovine growth hormone (BGH); Health Risks/Effects of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST); Steve Wilson, Investigative Reporter; Jane Akre, Investigative Reporter


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From Yahoo:
rbST (Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin) or rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) is a controversial, genetically engineered version of the Bovine Growth Hormone used for increasing milk production in cows. While it is used in the United States, it is banned in Canada, the EU (The EU has actually taken a stance leaving it up to separate nations. One thing that they did not do is set a "maximum safe amount" of rBST which is actually something that Monsanto is citing in their PR campaign), Australia, and New Zealand.

Monsanto developed a recombinant version of bST (rbST), which goes by the brand name Posilac®. Injected into dairy cattle, the product can increase milk production from 10% up to 40%. In November 1993, the product was approved for use in the U.S. by the FDA, and its use began in February 1994. The product is now sold in all 50 states. According to Monsanto, approximately one third of dairy cattle in the U.S. are injected with Posilac; approximately 13,000 dairy producers use the product. It is now the top selling dairy cattle pharmaceutical product in the U.S. The FDA does not require special labels for products produced from cows given rbST.

However, many groups claim not enough research has been done into human health effects and subsequently these groups claim a possible increased risk of cancers, diabetes, and hypertension in consumers of products from rbST injected cows. Other fears include health problems for the injected cattle, and an economic concern for small farmers due to the increased supply of milk.

Use of rBGH in cows also increases insulin growth factor (IGF-1) in milk. Although IGF-1 is important for normal development, some studies suggest that IGF-1 is involved in the progression of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer.

According to Monsanto, milk and meat from cattle supplemented with rbST are safe. Monsanto also states that the only difference between milk from supplemented cattle and unsupplemented cattle is the amount of IGF1 — and that there is not even a difference in the concentration of bST.

In 1998, a Canadian committee found there are increased risks to animal safety due to injections of rbST. According to their report, use of rbST increased the risk of mastitis by up to 25%, infertility by 18%, and lameness by up to 50%. Humans who have too much (human) growth hormone can develop a disease called acromegaly; some speculate that it is no more healthy for cows to have too much growth than it is for humans. Many animal rights activists oppose any farming practice that seems to "industrialize" food production from animals in an artificial way, because they fear for the animal's well being.

Milk production in North America, Europe, and Australia is already plentiful and milk is relatively inexpensive, so those opposing the use of the drug have expressed concerns that using the drug to increase milk production (hence depressing prices) primarily benefits large scale producers, and will narrow the margins that small dairy farms receive for their products.

Related legal actions

In 1997, a Tampa, Florida television station, WTVT (a News Corp owned Fox station), reportedly bowed to pressure from Monsanto to suppress an investigative report on the health risks associated with Monsanto's recombinant bovine growth hormone product, Posilac. Posilac is banned in most first-world countries, with the exception of the United States, where it can be found in much of the milk supply. WTVT pressured its reporters, Steve Wilson and Jane Akre, to alter their report, despite evidence that Monsanto had lied about the risks of contaminated milk and infected cattle. The reporters refused to comply, and were eventually fired.

Wilson and Akre then sued WTVT in Florida state court, claiming they could not be fired for refusing to do something that they believed to be illegal. In 2000, a Florida jury found in favor of the reporters. However this decision was overturned in 2003 by an appeals court, the court determining that because there was no law prohibiting the television station from requiring it's reporters to lie and as such the reporters were not protected by whistleblower status. The reporters' struggle with WTVT is ongoing. The findings in their original report were never directly challenged.

* In the United States, the use of rbST is permitted.
* In Canada, the use of rbST has not been approved due to its effects on the Canadian milk production capping (quota) system.
* In 1993, the European Union placed a moratorium on its sale by all 25 member nations.
* Japan and New Zealand have also banned the product.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sign Not Here



Den wher did it go? Shouds I looks on da internet?


Ooohh Okay.... Tank u. Ize look somewhers else den.

Pleze checks back soon fur update on our Daddee and da pension.

Katie Too
=^..^=

Fur Sweet Felix


Felix Unger Graves III
October 31, 2002 - August 13, 2008
(Sweet Angel... Rest in God's gentle arms. In His grassy fields of butterflies and love.)

Monday, August 11, 2008

TRIBUTE to VIOLETTE & URGENT REPURRT

...
For Sweet Baby Violette Noelle
Here is a song fur your Mawmee...
FOR THOSE TEARS I DIED.
Stevens, Marsha J. & Russ
© 1972 Bud John Songs, Inc.
.
You said you'd come and share all my sorrows,
You said you'd be there for all my tomorrows,
I came so close to sending you away
But just like you promised you came here to stay.
I just had to pray.

Chorus
And Jesus said come to the water, stand by my side.
I know you are thirsty. You won't be denied.
I felt every tear drop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died.

Your goodness so great I can't understand.
And dear Lord I know that all this was planned.
I know you're here now and always will be.
Your love loosed my chains and in You I'm free.
But, Jesus, why me?
.
Chorus
And Jesus said come to the water, stand by my side.
I know you are thirsty. You won't be denied.
I felt every tear drop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died.

Jesus, I give you my heart and my soul.
I know that without God I'd never be whole.
Savior, you opened all the right doors,
And I thank you and praise you from earth's humble shores.
Take me, I'm yours.

Chorus
And Jesus said come to the water, stand by my side.
I know you are thirsty. You won't be denied.
I felt every tear drop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died.
...
We iz purrin fur your famblee and will remembur you all ways,
Luv Katie and Da Katz:
Boo Bear, Mousie, Katie Too, Daisy May and Bootsie Woo.

-----------------URGENTE-------------URGENTE-------------URGENTE--------------------


Our Frind Sabine in Franse just emailed Mawmee dis card frum our Daddee purrson. Hims is being held in Mulhouse Prison, France...fur extradishun.fur sumpins he supposedlee dids in Kansas.

He hurted himself furry badlee and Mawmee is reel scairt and cryin. (Our Daddee is 72 years old. Mawmee is 25 sum years less den dat.)


And Da Penshun survise stopped his British pension cuz uv sum silly papurwerk error. (Hims a British Catizen.) Dat was whats we waz livin on. A pastor in England is lookin into dat fur us, but we still dont know.

She havnt seen him since dehr annivursaree August 23 in 2006! And hez been held in Mulhouse fur 18 months. Sumpins bout French law should lets him go back to England now. BUT HEZE STILL DEHR!! And dehrs no money fur Mawmee to go see him. Mawmee iz furree sads and cryin or she woulds be writin dis.
We needs Purrs and purrayrs and advise on raisin money fur Mawmee and Gran Mawmee and usns to lives on and to help our Daddee.

Here is sumpin dats Mawmee drew dat we could sells ifns someone could helps in mountin da drawings:


We needs helps in settin up a pay pal tingee. Tanks fur your help,

Luv
- Katie Too

Fur mohr ov da storee, you can email us ats
laugh_safely@yahoo.com