BC: To my friend, Angela. June 2014 Julia C. Rieman
FC: Harley's Story!
1: "Purrrs! My name is Harley! And this is my book!" | "These are my humans ----> I call them 'the Mrs.' and 'the Mr.' (but sometimes the Mrs. is 'meowmy' and sometimes the Mr. is 'dad'!)"
2: "Long ago, before I began my life with mom and dad, I was abandoned and living all by myself, alone in a barn.. *sad face* But I was rescued from the barn and went to live in something called a 'foster home.' It was okay . . . but it was kind of crowded! there were 19 other cats there with me, and even some dogs!!"
3: "But then, in April of 2010 this lovely lady came to visit me where I was being fostered.. I could tell she wanted to hold me and pet me but I wasn't having any part of it! I just ran around and played! But then she came back with this tiny pink carrier and whisked me away! I was adopted! April 17, 2010 is my 'Gotcha Day!' Meow!" | "This is me, on my first full day in my new home!" ---->
4: This is the picture in the paper that the Mrs. saw of little ol me....my name was Twirly then...... below is the only other family picture we have.
5: "It was so wonderpurr to get my own home! I had my furry own bedroom. Well... actually, that part is not wonderpurr, because I want to be in meowmy and dad's bedroom. But they have a baby gate up that is supposed to keep me out because dad is a light sleeper."
6: "When they are in the bedroom I chirp outside of the gate to let them know I want to be with them! But sometimes meowmy does sleep with me in my room!! And in July of 2012 I got to sleep 5 whole nights with meowmy in my room because dad was gone away on a fishing trip!
7: Meowmy and dad got me my very own fancy fountains and food bowls! Meowmy even watches while I eat and scoops the food from around the edges of the bowl and piles it up in the middle again for me! I have her trained!"
8: " And meowmy and dad give me lots of good treats! I love getting tuna flakes! And chicken and shrimp treats! In fact, I love my food so much, in February of 2012 the doctor said I had to go on a diet! *gasp!* Seems that at 10 lbs I was a bit, um... plump!" | "Of course even when one has fancy fountains, a drink out of the sink is still a treat! MOL! " ---->
9: "Soon after I got my furrever home with meowmy and dad I got a secret life on the Internet on Catster! I have my own page and the best friends! And I get to write diaries! I have to get on the computer though when meowmy is not looking .... *winks*" | "My sweet Catster friends would help me celebrate my 'Gotcha Day!' And made beautiful pictures fur me!"
10: "My Catster furriends always help me celebrate my birthday too! Meowmy wasn't sure of my exact birthday, so she gave me the same one as hers: September 26th!"
11: "And the Diary Gal on Catster really loved my diaries! *smiles* I got lots of diary honors that my sweet furriends memorialized for me with these photos!"
12: "On February 17, 2011, I had the 'Diary of the Day!!' Yippee!"
13: "I got to be in lots of fun groups on Catster too! Where I got to be a 'Dreamette!' and a 'Royal Member of the Day!' And I was named a 'Bono Babe' too!"
14: "Catster is also where I met my one true love! Sam!" | Sam!
15: "My Catster friends were there for me, to support me when I had a nasty diagnosis of stomatitis in February of 2011. I thought I was going to have to have all my toofies removed! But meowmy changed my diet and I only had to have 5 teefs removed in April of 2011. Unfortunately, I had to have nine more removed in March of 2013. And now I don't have hardly any toofies left!" *sigh*
16: "Unfortunately, meowmy found out about my secret Catster life! And when she saw some of my friends' photos she got some baaaad ideas!" | "I am NOT amused!"
17: "Ho! Ho! Not!!" ----> | <----"But I guess I do look pretty in pink . . . " | "A spider meowmy?? Seriously?? You're scared of spiders!!" ---->
18: My sisfur Samantha.....I never knew her but, I wish I did...she is buried .next to the butterfly bush at our old house.....She is an "angel" who keeps an eye on me.
19: "Samantha was a long-haired beauty who used to get a "lion cut" sometimes!" | "In her last two weeks she stayed in her favorite chair."
20: "I live the life of a princess! As it should be. Meowmy and dad give me lots of toys ..."
21: "They give me nice beds and places to hide!" | "And I have my favorite spot in front of the fireplace reserved!"
22: "But I DO dislike having to have my pantaloons trimmed from time to time because of... *ahem* 'danglers'!"
23: "Meowmy and dad gave me the best cat trees! Fit for a princess! | "And I love to sit and look outside and watch the birds and squirrels and chipmunks! Life is Good!