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Orangey: Cat Actor

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A repeat from last year. Orangey Rules.

Cats & All That ™

Many people are familiar with Mission Impossible, the popular 1960s television series, on which the films are based. However, many people are unfamiliar with Orangey, a cat actor who was featured as “Rusty” in Season 2, Episode 9, entitled “The Seal.” Orangey, the winner of two Patsys (Picture Animal Top Star of the Year), an animal actor’s version of the Oscar Awards, was also featured in “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “Breakfast At Tiffanys.” Read more about Orangey here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangey

Orangey shows his acting chops in “Mission Impossible” along side Peter Graves and Greg Morris.

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In Search of Kindness

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Just take some time to share and to care.

Cats & All That ™

It’s been several months since Koko, a domestic shorthair,  decided to take off from CCL’s house for parts unknown.   I still think of her and her kindness and affection.  (so much for cats not being affectionate).

Now CCL has Grace, a tabby, a foster that we are both considering for adoption.  It is clear that Grace was once abused tortured and overfed.  She has because of the kindness of CCL become affectionate, playful and healthy.  Kindness heals.  I like to think that Koko is spreading her special brand of it to another family.

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The Great Escape

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Looking back #catlife

Cats & All That ™

Jean Claude inspects CCL's new backyard security measures. Jean Claude inspects CCL’s new backyard security measures to keep him and Koko in the yard.

Koko and Jean Claude really enjoy their time outdoors at CCL’s new house. Unfortunately Koko really wants to explore the neighborhood and has found several escape routes. CCL has attempted to block the free spaces in her backyard with plastic containers and has installed a warning system (the orange plastic container at the top of the fence). No matter. Yesterday afternoon, Koko managed to escape to her nextdoor neighbors yard and quietly returned when she was ready.

(This Post ran in March of 2013 but not much has changed at CCL’s house – Great Escapes continue to happen daily)

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New Spaces

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We are near the end of February. Already my allergies are creeping up and I am seeing spring and summer shoes on the web. Before you know it, it will be time to clean off the outdoor furniture and set up outside seating areas. Grace, the tabby, has already started making new spaces. A few weeks ago as I emptied shopping bags, Grace claimed them and then dragged her favorite mouse toy to the place where she gathered the bags. Yes, she now has a play station in the middle of the living room floor.

Grace’s Play Station

Preparing for Positive Change

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We all need hope. There is a lot of uncertainty and chaos out there. Trust that things can get better and will get better. In the meantime, it helps to practice gratitude, even when it’s hard sometimes.

Grace in Place