Monday, August 8, 2011

World Cat Day 2011

Teri didn't want to miss out in celebrating this special day and to honor the cats 'who came before' so everyone could see how she became a cat person...

Growing up, she never had a cat...she got her first kitty, a moggie calico with a floofy tail but shorter furs everywhere else, when she got divorced way back in 1975 and she took Cascais (pronounced Cash-kysh, a beach in Portugal) with her everywhere, even to the drive in movies, hahameow!

When Cascais was a kitten, she even took her to a cat show or two, and that is where she saw her first Cornish Rex kitty. When Cascais had to be helped to the bridge when she was only 11 years old because she had intestinal cancer, Teri decided to honor her life by getting her first Cornish Rex and name it after a beach, just like Cascais was.

Rusey Beach (a beach in Cornwall) was the beginning of her love affair with Cornish Rex, and to think now, that Teri's life is pretty much 24/7 cats--at work and at home and in can tell that cats are very important to her.

She cannot imagine what her life would be like without us cats in it....she says we enrich her life and give her focus and goals and sweet purrs and headbonks and we're happy to make her happy and help her celebrate World Cat Day 2011!


  1. Beautiful tribute. Beautiful kittehz. xoxo

  2. What a wonderful story. Remembering Cascais and all the kitties who started us on our love of cats

    Mommy M and The Garrison

  3. Awwww, those are great photos! We so enjoy getting to hear all about everyone! Our Mumsy has old photos she needs to dig out and scan too. Its on the list of things that need to get done! :-)

    Happy World Cat Day!

  4. What a lovely post : )
    Always feel so good to know all the cats in your mommy's life. I hope you all get spoil rotten from mommy today
    Happy World Cat Day

  5. HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY to everyone at Curlz and Swirlz!!!

    It's so lovely to read about beautiful Cascais and mum's love affair with gorgeous Cornish Rex kitties!! Yay!

    Have a great day, take care x

  6. Happy World Cat Day to you all!

    It's "funny" how life can turn like that...Our human wasn't a "cat person" until she adopted Chumley after her own divorce. She says we sometimes drive her crazy (like when we insist on waking her for cuddles at 2AM and don't really let her sleep again), but we know she'd be lost without us. ;-)

  7. What a lovely tribute Teri!!! We agree a life without cats would be very sad indeed. Happy world Cat Day :-)

  8. Happy World Cat Day!! Us kitties sure know how to get into a human's heart.

    we hope to be up to speed commenting by next week...secretaries...sheesh.

  9. Happy World Cat Day!! And what a wonderful tribute to a first cat.

  10. Lovely post and a lovely tribute.. Hugs GJ xx

  11. We are glad your mom found cats!!! We appreciate all the info you gave about Chica who is doing much better and back to her old self today!!! Happy World cat Day to You!!!

  12. Hi Curlz and Swirlz...and happy world cat day. As if leaving me last week, coming home smelling like a wolfie wasn't enough...Mom forgot World Cat Day...there will be Demerits.
    Hugs Madi

  13. Happy World Cat Day!

  14. Own! So lovely story!
    Have a great World Cat Day!!!!

  15. happy belated World Cat Day! thanks for sharing your memories and photos. :) your cats were/are all very beautiful and (seemingly) full of character! :)

  16. What lovely pictures. Happy World Cat Day!

  17. We are very behind visiting so Belated Happy World Cat Day. This is a lovely tribute to Cascais.


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