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Our friends at CatClaws.com have decided to give one lucky winner an awesome gift set for St. Patrick's Day! :clap:

 

 

The winner of this giveaway will be getting - 

  • A Scratch 'n Shapes Scoop corrugated cat scratcher
  • An Easy Grow Organic Oat Grass Kit
  • A Cat 'n Around wand toy
  • A bag of Certified Organic Catnip
  • A Cat 'n Around Catnip Toy 2-pack
  • One assorted Cat 'n Around Refillable Catnip Toy

 

How awesome is that? 

 

The theme of this giveaway is luck and good fortune. You can either share a story about how lucky your cat got, tell us why you're so lucky you are to have cats in your life or any other tidbit or story involving cats and good luck.

 

How Do I Enter?

 

 

1. Post in this thread with the word ENTRY and tell us something about cats and luck. If you telling us about your cat, we'd love to see a photo of the cat as well (no bonus points - we just love seeing cute cat pictures :pix::catguy:).

 

2. You can post once a day.

 

3. Last entry can be made by midnight of St. Patrick's Day March 17th. The winner will be announced on the following day.

 

4. Each member can have up to 11 entries in total - once a day per member and an extra day to make sure you don't go over your quota because of date lines. 

 

5. To participate in this giveaway you must be over 18 (eighteen) years of age.

 

6. The prize can be shipped to a US address only. The winner must provide a local US address.

 

7. This giveaway is for TCS members only. To win you must be a member with at least 20 posts on the site by the day of the draw. If you're new to the community, welcome! Please contribute quality content and avoid spam posts just to boost your post count for the contest and don't forget to read the site rules.

Good luck!

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ENTRY.  I have three cats and they not only bring love but luck also. They say Black Cats are bad luck but not so. Salem is the best She is warm and cudelly, and with her we are the luckiest family. She gets along with not only her feline sister and brother but also with her 2 human nieces. I love my three felines and am the luckiest person alive to have them. THANK goodness for CATS . OMG all three would love these toys

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Three cats have me at present, but I have been "with cat" literally since conception, and few (and sad) times of my life have been catless.  Not only have I been blessed with the incredible good fortune of sharing life with cats in all their beauty, grace, sweetness, friendliness, and camaraderie, but I know that, through thick and thin, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, in short, in all those times the marriage contract names but are all too often not honored by the participants thereto, CATS are UNCONDITIONALLY LOYAL and LOVING.  They are also playful, and I know Tarifa, Suha, and Elvis would enjoy this prize very much.  Thank you for the opportunity to win it for them!

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today i'll post about our Jaspurr (aka, Dude) and how very lucky DeeDee, Punky, and I are to have him as part of our furmily.

 

Dude came to my little Snick :rbheart:  and i coming up on 2 1/2 years ago. we originally fostered our boy, because he was being chased by another male cat at his fosters home. it had gotten so bad that the fosters had to keep Dude in his own room -- set up with everything he needed, and they'd spend time in with him. but Dude is a very sweet and loving boy, and really wanted and needed not to be as isolated. when i agreed that Snick and i would foster him, i knew we needed to make things work between Dude and Snick -- because returning him would likely be very hard on him.

 

Dude came to us very sweet and loving. although, after having been chased by the other cat at his previous fosters, he tended to run in the opposite direction of any sight of little Snick. now, Snick was a senior cat with (serious) medical issues, and she was never going to be a threat to Dude. we moved along slowly and carefully with the integration, and by about the 6 months point both Snick and Dude were feeling relatively comfortable with each other. shortly after that, Snick and i adopted him -- which was one of our birthday gifts to Dude that year. Dude is a very perceptive cat. he understood, on some level, that Snick was frail and that she didn't always feel well. i would see Dude stopping to check on Snick regularly, just taking a peek at her (usually in her woolrich bed in the living room) up over the edge of her cat bed. so very sweet and caring!  :heart3:

 

Dude and our Snick never snuggled, and i think that had more to do with her medical issues than anything else. when my little Snick's time came to cross the Rainbow Bridge, our last night together Dude simply lay near Snick with his arm stretched out to her and looking at her with love. i truly believe that Dude had made Snick's life much happier, and fuller. and that Snick accepted him and shared her home and mommy with him meant the world to Dude.

 

both Dude and i grieved for our little Snick as we continued on together. i could see that he missed Snick, and the company of another cat very much. so i started looking for a good kitty match for my boy. this i found in our petite DeeDee, who is a purrfect match for Dude.

 

Dude and i adopted our DeeDee and Punky when they were about 4 1/2 months old. i remember very clearly the first time Dude and his little girls saw each other. both girls were in their 'kitty apartment' (the extra large sized dog crate, with the loft space that i made for them in it), and Dude was in the kitchen with me looking into the living room where the girls were. he was interested in the girls, and both girls sat up extra tall and pretty for their new big brother. we took things slowly for the first week, but it very quickly became clear that all three cats were comfortable with each other, and that Dude wanted to play with the girls as much as they wanted him to join them in playing. Dude has always been gentle with his girls, especially when they were young.

 

our Dude is a very special boy. very sweet, very gentle, and very loving. both the girls and i are very lucky to have our Dude in our lives!

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Luck can not only happen to people, but also to cats.  I saw "Lulu" by my house (I had never seen her around before) one day and her id tag said she lived two streets away, one of which is a VERY busy street.  I brought her inside and gave her some tuna because I didn't have cat food.  I took her to her owners and they said she is an outdoor cat and likes to wander.  Well, as luck would have it, she showed up at my doorstep a few days later.  The owners came and got her, but over the next few days she kept returning to my house.  Had to be the tuna!  Since she kept coming back here, her owners decided to let her live with me.  So not only was I lucky to get her, she was also lucky in finding a great forever home! Great luck all the way around. Thanks Lulu!

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We were not looking to adopt a second feline into our family when we found Callie.  We already had Coco, who is a very anxious cat and had some extremely stressful experiences living with other cats (before she came to live with us).  But we stopped by the Petco store near my parents' house (not the store we typically frequent!), and it was love at first meow.  Callie and I made eye contact from several feet away and she called out to me.  From that moment, our fate was sealed.

 

We were so lucky:clover: to have stopped into that particular store that day, and that no one had taken her home during the 2-3 weeks she'd been there (still not sure how she was there so long, given how cute she is!).  Callie has provided me with so much love and support through some really difficult times this past year.  I am truly lucky:clover: to have her in my life.

 

And Coco, while wary at first, warmed up to Callie quite quickly.  I believe Coco also feels lucky:clover: that we found Callie.  She now has a best friend (and partner in crime) to keep her company while my husband and I are at work.

 

Finally, an interesting fact... calico kitties are considered lucky:clover: in Japanese culture.  According to Wikipedia, "[white] cats are seen to bring about the happiness of its owner, along with purity, and positive energy.  The luckiest of all the colors is considered to be the calico colored cat; black is meant to lure away evil spirits, and gold for monetary good fortune." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneki-neko#Colors

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Great story!

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Luck is a lot like another four-letter L-word, love. They are both often unexpected but very welcome. Always wanted but sometimes squandered. Unlike love, though, luck can be instantaneous. And you need to act fast and not second-guess yourself. If you are at the shelter and you are thinking...

"I want an older, mellow cat"
"Nothing furry, because it will get all over the furniture."
"Unless I see a Maine Coon... I'd consider a Maine Coon."
"Maybe a tabby? Or a marmalade? Not a black cat because people on Craigslist say they are prime targets during Halloween."

Then, you hear a timid meow and find this little face looking right at you...



All misgivings and 'requirements' are forgotten. Gone. You found your cat, or rather, he has found you.

Except, the kitten is still on the mandatory five-day hold, and... "Not available for adoption until Saturday. And no, sorry, we don't take reservations."

Saturday morning is you and your husband sitting in the car, sipping coffee from Contigos. You look like you're on some weird stake-out. You're counting down the minutes until SPCA opens its doors. Then it's finally 8:56AM and as you two walk with purpose, making up funny 'Plan Bs' if someone beats you to your cat. "I'll pretend to bump them, and when they fall into the koi pond, you grab the cat's sheet and RUN!" Ha! He was only half-joking. It's suddenly gets a lot less funny when you do see another couple trotting from the cat house holding that precious half-sheet of paper.

"Oh, no.... how did they get there before we did??"

"They slept here? I'm going to be so sad if they did in fact pick our cat! But I don't think so, I bet our cat's waiting for us."

AND HE WAS! The couple wanted to adopt a different kitten. We know because our cat's sheet was still in the pocket by his kennel door. We're so happy! Oh, they are such a wonderful couple. We can be their friends, They are great. Simply because they aren't adopting*our* cat. Except the woman eyed us with suspicion as we were filling out the forms. She was asking questions while looking pleadingly at her husband. He finally approached us...

"Adopting a cat?"

"Yes! Well, he's more of a kitten..."

"A kitten...?"

"Yes, the little furry black one."

"Oh! (turns to wife) "They're adopting the black one!" Relief washes over both their faces. They are both smile at us, reassured at last. I'd laugh except I knew, from experience, exactly how they felt.

Lucky them and us smile.gif
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Angua is a lucky cat because she has extra toes and even some wonderful thumbs that she can use to grab onto different things. 

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I went to the shelter the same day I moved into my apartment to find out about adopting a cat. I'd been following the website for awhile so I had an idea which cats were available and which ones might be a good fit for me. One that I'd had my eye on was living in a foster home according to the website, so I wasn't expecting to see her right away, but as it turned out her foster parent was out of town that week and she was spending a few days in the shelter. and there Delilah was waiting for me! It is so lucky for both of us that we ended up together. She needed a person like me to take care of her and I needed a cat like her to take care of me.

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I had no plans to have cats, but one night, I heard a meow at the door. I opened the door and a cute gray cat ran in my house. I started feeding him and he's hung around ever since. I adopted two more kitties and we're a happy family. I'm very lucky that Tiger chose me to be his person. 

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ENTRY  Hekitty is a tortie with three tiny patches of white (and one white whisker, how clever is that?).  There is a story that tricolored cats protect a home from fire.  I wrote it up on  here back when I was very new to the site.  How lucky is THAT???

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Entry. My sister, Camie broke my toy !

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Ow why only the US I'm not  from there XD

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Enter

C ~CURIOUSLY CUTE
A ~AGILITY ABOUNDS
T ~TENACIOUS TRICKSTERS
S ~SWEET SCAMPS

ARE

Ł ~LIKELY LOVES LIVER
U ~UNCANNILY UPROARS & UPLIFTS
C ~CUNNING CARNIVORES
K ~KEEPERS OF THE KEYS (to our ♥)
Y ~YOWLING, YODELING >^..^< YIKES!

GOOD MEWSDAY TO ALL!
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Originally Posted by Areen View Post

Ow why only the US I'm not  from there XD
It's down to the competition sponsor (in this case CatClaws.com). International shipping, especially for big or bulky items like cat scratchers, can cost a fortune - often more than the products are worth. Also, not all items can be shipped overseas (one example is Australia not accepting dried catnip). You can always enter anyway, and donate the prize to another TCS member (or even a shelter) if you win wink.gif
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My family is so lucky:clover: to have Callie in our lives.  She is my little baby. :heart4:  (And when I say she's a baby, I really mean it.  Callie is a full-grown adult at only 7 pounds with an disproportionally tiny head, and whines like nobody's business!)

 

We were not looking to adopt a second feline into our family when we found Callie.  We already had Coco, who is a very anxious cat and had some extremely stressful experiences living with other cats (before she came to live with us).  But we stopped by the Petco store near my parents' house (not the store we typically frequent!), and it was love at first meow.  Callie and I made eye contact from several feet away and she called out to me.  From that moment, our fate was sealed.

 

We were so lucky:clover: to have stopped into that particular store that day, and that no one had taken her home during the 2-3 weeks she'd been there (still not sure how she was there so long, given how cute she is!).  Callie has provided me with so much love and support through some really difficult times this past year.  I am truly lucky:clover: to have her in my life.

 

And Coco, while wary at first, warmed up to Callie quite quickly.  I believe Coco also feels lucky:clover: that we found Callie.  She now has a best friend (and partner in crime) to keep her company while my husband and I are at work.

 

Finally, an interesting fact... calico kitties are considered lucky:clover: in Japanese culture.  According to Wikipedia, "[white] cats are seen to bring about the happiness of its owner, along with purity, and positive energy.  The luckiest of all the colors is considered to be the calico colored cat; black is meant to lure away evil spirits, and gold for monetary good fortune." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneki-neko#Colors)

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I am very lucky that I found my kitten. He gets along so wonderfully with my adult cat.
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I have three cats now my boy Tigger who is 8 years young and my mouse killer

Zoey she is eight I got her after my sons friends mother threatened to send her to a shelter when my sons friend went to collage

Princess aka Momma bear she is 12 years old I helped her threw two litters giving birth she was my ex partners cat

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Cats and Luck.  It is a good thing cats have 'nine lives,' as they do seem to tempt fate and need more than one!  This makes them very lucky indeed - nine times over!   As every one of my cats has been a rescue, they have all been lucky to land with me in a good caring home, where they are indoor only, warm, well fed, and have toys and climbing trees galore.  I never had cats growing up.  I was in my 30's when my first cat came to me - Mr. Amber Cat, aka Amber.  He was living outdoors, at the apartment complex where I moved in.  When I'd come home from work the other cats would scatter, but Amber would hop up onto my neighbor's car (it was always her car!) and observe me.  So I started talking with him daily.  Then I picked up some food and treats on one of my grocery trips.  I was hooked!  After about 3 weeks of daily chats, I returned down to the car park one day with a huge sweatshirt, scooped him up and brought him in.  He lived with me for 11 years.

 

In the attached photo, Amber is the boy I am holding (I am standing in the back).  This photo is from 1999, and I had already added a few more found cats, at that point in time.  But Amber, he was the first!

 

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Although black cats are considered bad luck here in the USA, in England they are lucky!

 

(I think I'll have a bit of fun and look up a new "lucky cat" fact for each day of this contest!)

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My luckiest cat is my current pet, Aya.

 

From 2007-2011 I lived on the island of Okinawa, Japan. Japan has a huge feral cat problem which is just real sad for those of us who love animals. . I would only pick up a kitten if it was sick, hurt, or clearly abandoned and too young to be without mom, for there are too many "unwanted" cats and no one person can help them all.

 

Japan has a custom of social drinking parties with your co-workers after hours. They also have very strict drunk-driving laws, which meant I was often taking a taxi home very late at night. I lived on the other side of a very busy intersection from the entertainment district in downtown Okinawa City. The taxi drivers liked to short-cut through the narrow lanes of the old neighborhood to avoid the traffic. The last turn before rejoining the road was a blind 90 degree one at the bottom of a steep hill, so narrow that two cars passing each other could barely squeak by at 5kph.

 

As my taxi driver was barreling down the hill that night, I saw something wriggling in the middle of the road at the corner. It was a kitten. I screamed "koneko!" at the driver who swerved to avoid the kitten. Just as we passed, another taxi going the opposite direction also swerved to miss the bitty kitty in the road.

 

Feeling a bit embarassed over my concern for the cat, I lied to the driver, told him I was hungry and asked to be let out at the Kanehide Grocery store nearby. I walked back to where I'd seen the kitten; thankfully she was no longer in the road. There were no streetlights; it was very dark and the kitten had climbed halfway up one of the cinderblock walls that make these lanes so narrow. Looking around, I spotted no sign of momma cat, nor any siblings.  My apartment complex specificly did not allow pets, but not knowing what else to do, I plucked the kitten off the wall and tucked her in my jacket and proceeded to walk the two blocks home. Only when I turned on the light in my place, did I get a good look at her. She was the dirtiest, sickest looking little calico kitten I had ever seen. And she was now my responsibility....

 

She was covered in dirt and fleas! Knowing something of the risk involved in bathing young kittens who chill easily, I had no choice but to dunk her in a warm sink full of water up to her neck. The water turned red from all the flea bites. Her eyes looked like someone had punched her. Not really, but her upper respiratory infection was so bad both eyes were swollen and one was crusted shut.

 

There were no 24 hour Veterinarians in Okinawa. I had cats before but never kittens that young. I didn't know if she would make it until the next morning, or how I was going to feed her, or if I would be able to keep her in my "no pets" apartment. 

 

But she was a fiesty little thing, clearly a survivor, and after many vet vists, steam baths and medications she thrived! I named her Aya. How lucky she was that she didn't become roadkill that night and how lucky I was to have found her. And how lucky, for 3 years the leasing company never noticed the cat living in my apartment. I got to bring Aya home to the US after my time in Japan was over in 2011.

 

She's been my special friend for the last 8 years.


Edited by Lyrajean - 3/8/17 at 12:28pm
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Looby Loo & me were both lucky when we found each other. I needed a companion for Kandy & Looby had been found as a kitten in someone's backyard. After time in the shelter she came to me at 12 weeks. She was so very frightened. Almost 2 years later she is very high-strung & skittish. Cannot be picked up & she's not a lap cat ever, but we love each other to pieces. She does not like my husband. kitty.gif
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I was born into a loving home where my "big brofur" had already ruled for 3 years.  He was a big longhaired silver tabby boy with a bushy tail and a HUGE mane.  We were inseparable from the start, and he was unconditionally loyal and loving to me, sleeping at the foot of my bed every night and touring our back yard, which was quite large and beautiful, with me as we would look for beautiful butterflies and moths, spiders, snails, caterpillars -- any living beings fascinated us.  As my human brother did not live with us, my "brofur" was my absolute best friend and trusted confidante through happy and sad times as we grew together.  He will always be first in my heart.

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I was working at Disneyland at the time. Days of the week, holidays, daytime, nighttime, none of them have any real meaning when you work almost any day or time. One day I would work from 6am to 2pm the next 5pm to midnight. I didn't have a Christmas off in five years and got the joy of being threatened (while the guy with me was punched) on Fourth of July over firework crowds. Because of that I didn't notice that is was a holiday when I decided to drop off some cat food my sisters cat didn't like. 

 

When I got to the shelter there was a sign saying "CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS" on the door. This shelter had a nice set-up for after hour abandoned pets with different size doors that could be opened so the animal was in a controlled environment cage and shelter staff could collect them without coming outside.  I turned to leave a noticed a small box sitting outside the pet drop doors.  In that box were two tiny kittens, one not moving and the other crying weakly. Whoever had left them had put some food in a paper bowl and the kittens had eaten the edges of the bowl after the food was gone. No blankets or towels were with them and the box was on the cold concrete. They must have been there overnight and the little black one was surely dead between the food and the cold. 

 

I picked up the box and my Mom touched the black one with her finger. He didn't move at all. She took him out crying at the poor little life snuffed out too soon..... but he moved ever so slightly. We rushed to the car with the two kittens. We hurried to the nearest store and bought a small pet bottle and bottle of water (they didn't have KMR). My Mom started dripping water into the little black ones mouth and then the grey tabby who was more active. Then we went to the pet store that was further away and got some KMR. I still remember sitting in the parking lot mixing powder in that little bottle and the joy of seeing the little black one start to drink on his own. 

 

That night my Mom stayed up late with the little black one wrapped up in a towel and the grey tabby wobbling around on the floor. The next day both kittens were doing much better with full bellys. So both kittens got a bath and the water ran black and red with the fleas and flea dust that came off. It took four rinsings until the water ran clean on the little black one. This is them right after that bath as they dried in the sun. 

 

 

We ended up rehoming the grey tabby but the little black one stayed. He didn't have a name for almost four months because my Mom kept claiming she would rehome him too so why name him. 

 

Now Nightfury is a happy 4 year old who still loves to cuddle up with his Mom. He was very lucky that day that I forgot it was a holiday and that we got there when we did.

 

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My Trina is a very lucky kitty. One of my husband's friends found her in his backyard, and took her inside to the kitty play pen he keeps. He kept her for a week and offered her to us because he already has 6 indoor Maine Coons and 4 outdoor cats he cares for.
He said we were the only people he would trust with this darling kitten.
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Kieka, that's a real nice story.
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In my experience, those little black ones will get you every time.  They sure do me.  

 

Wonderful "tale" and pix!  So that is Nightfury the famous contest winner!  :wavey:

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