Sunday, November 8, 2009

Purrs 4 Peace Week 22- Thank you


This week special thanks go to a regular purrticipant who projects a distinctively gentle, loving and kind presence on-line: Claire Baker who resides in Manchester in the U.K.


Claire is known on Facebook for her distinctive avatars―usually featuring eyes. Her adoption of such a symbol as her avatar signifies to me that she is intuitive and empathic...that she “sees” into people, animals and things.


Further evidence of Claire’s nurturing soft heart is her family of furry babies. First, (of course) are her 7 year old cats Oscar and George. Oscar is seen above snoozing cutely. Then there are the “ratties”: Ruby, Mena, Ivy, Holly and two beautiful baby rats named Anya and Angel. Claire recently lost a lovely little baby named Katie who is much loved and missed this side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Claire says she would like people to know that rats are highly intelligent, very clean, gentle, loving and friendly....and that people should stop believing stereotypes about rats. ( From her photos of these darlings, they are adorable).

Last but not least is two-year-old Lindy, the hamster, who is loving and gentle and adores cuddling.


Thank you my friend. The compassionate and gentle purrs from the cats and honorary cats in the Baker household are a valued part of the purrs project. I am grateful for your support each week and for your daily friendship.


Thank you to every purrticipant. It has been impossible to keep track of everyone purrticipating from week to week. Therefore, I am including all those who have assisted with this project and will add newcomers from week to week. Thank you and BRAVO one and all!


Mwasa Mimine (France); Heather Doherty and Hazel (Mass, U.S.); Anton Hoppins; Hobbles Gonzalez; Tippi Rathke; Mocha Chip Carey; Ciarán Moylan (New Zealand); Snidely Watson; Gato Fierro Gonzalez (Chile); Michelle Webster and Puffin Webster (Australia); Polly Elgato; Bob TheTomato (South Carolina, U.S.); Sam Cat Furrycoat (London, U.K.); Evelyne Jeanette Chezum (California, U.S.);Branston Cat; Ashlee Lee (Ontario, Canada); @Mariodacat (Wisconsin, U.S.); Kat Bengalcatdomination; Chi Chi Wonder Cat (Australia); Scooby Doo Kennedy; Sheri Kline (Colorado, U.S.): Emacs Gee (Utah, U.S.); Elsie Fallualah Graves (Virginia, U.S.); Oscar Catto (Bristol, U.K.); Pantaloons La Poodle; Smudgie Hb Matthews (Leeds, U.K.); Buu Vaughn (Kentucky, U.S.); Patricia Melton (Texas, U.S.); Riško Zipser (Slovakia); Milaine Pisani (Malta); Isabelle Freitas; Lisa Butler; Cathy Green (London); Angelina Leung with Rusty, Rudy, Max & Misty (Hong Kong); Bas Tet Sab; Nipper Cat (Manchester, U.K.); Xana Herrera Garcia; Mira Mahadewi; Angel Hope Eddlemon (Georgia, U.S.); Molly W. Read; Maria Anna; Bibi Maček; Cohen Cat (Australia); Shari Lucyk (Ontario, Canada);Judy Pewperlittle (Indiana, U.S.); Tina Dubberke (Iowa, U.S); Oliver Stewart (Alberta, Canada); Helen Melon Redsaw; Tiggy Adams; Pilchard Piecrust (Newcastle, U.K.); Leah Slwinski (Swansea, U.K.); Arya Yumuk Baki; Tippy Kat; Renee McMullen; Tracy Paul; Koghi Kroket (France); Tiny Maumau; Tiger Similikitty Cat (Indonesia); Vladana Acimovic (Serbia); Bigpuss Crow (Heaven); Waffle Morton-Simpson; Aladdin Boo Turek; Moo Taylor; Lucy Pye (Alberta, Canada); Spike Wells; Lisa Kessler; Chubs Oaks (North Carolina, U.S.); Thistle ‘Tabs’cat Johnson (West Midlands, U.K.); Perris Andrews, Shadow & Slinky; Jasmine ‘Jazzy’ Johnson (West Midlands U.K.); Tiger Inboots; Shenaenae Reilly (Oregon, U.S.); Montana Brown);Tepú Camacho Rodriguez; Kitty Token; Debbie Tudor-Davies (Manchester, U.K.); Dominique Mulkeirins (France); Michelle Knight; Mel Sanso and her cats (Georgia, U.S.); Atkinson Bubby Rose (Alberta, Canada);Jennifer Fisher (NY, U.S.); Amanda Konzelman (Ontario,Canada); Paula Blindee (Quebec, Canada); Poppy N Wiskey; Jinx Lazorek; Blk Cat (Bristol, U.K.); Thomas Johnson (West Midlands, U.K.); Smokes Squeezyt Johnson (West Midlands, U.K.); Brittany Bazemore;Caroline Rosebery; Marie Wilkes (Sheffield, U.K.); Eric Robertson; Cathy Troy Bailey, Blaze, Solo and Itty Bitty Kitty; Bill Koukmenides (Australia); Sparky Earnest MacDonald (South Africa) Diana Edens (Texas, U.S.); Silja Larsen; Sparky Cat (Kentucky, U.S.); Emma-Charlie Cat (London, U.K.); Fiona Lickorish (U.K.); Skye Winkless (Leicester, U.K.);Poppy Cat; Buzz Edens; Jo Macro (London, U.K.) Gui Nness; Galushka Rediviva (Spain); Debbie ‘Lawton’ Mildenstein (Newcastle, U.K.); Woody Edens; Alicia Lestat; Caroline Ashall; Lenore Elena Sabal (Pennsylvania, U.S.); Colin Redmond (Ireland); Karla Moore (Iowa, U.S.); Patrizia Anzani (Italy); Charles Chunks Mather (Weymouth, U.K.); Pinky, Ash & Boo (U.S.); Basil Anthony Blencowe (West Midlands, U.K.); BootBlack WhiskerPants; @Pasta_the_cat; Brody Cat (California, U.S.); Dominik Tanguay (Montreal, Canada); Janet Carleton and Mozartdane (Ohio, U.S); Keiko and Luna T Katt (Connecticut, U.S.); @CheshireK; @orangecatblues; Karyn and the 24 cats and 40 kittens of animeals; The Sanjee and the hotties @Hotmbc; @BrucetheCat; The Cyclone Cats; DazeyJesseConner Cloud and their family; KC; Anne-Sophie Lesgourgues (France).@JoannaV40; @Aclockworktoad; @smudgebestcat; @norwoodsworld; Feria Chan in Hong Kong with her eleven cats (China); Topaz and her mummy @grrlysquirrel; @Hannibalcat; @BettinaWagner and Derrik the Dachshund (Germany) @Maurice_the_cat & Kajsa; The Island Cats (Michigan, U.S.); Christine Harris (Manchester, U.K.);Lopy; Micco Huginn; Kritter Kommunity; Skizzetto Felis (Italy); @Kitty_rescue; @prmros (Fiji); Lao Tzu, Confucious, Professor, Mencius and Felix @KittyBoutique; @Kat5rescue; @victortabbycat (Wisconsin, U.S.); @RRcatty (Oklahoma, U.S.); Agnes Straysalot; Marie Cat-Harbec; Bobbi Mccluney; Our family Cat-a-blog kitties; Kit Oakes (Averett); Heidi Poels (Belgium); Terri Craig (Toronto, Canada); Mandy Lekitkat Ristow (South Africa); Natalie von Loenfeldt (U.S.); Gato El Gris Zoff; Willow Fisher (London, U.K.); @Cathykeisha; Chiara Mandel (Germany); Baron Von Cat; Cricket Salviati (San Diego, CA); Dust Cassavetes; Luke Screenwalker (Cedar Rapids, IA); Neko Blue Russian (Venezuela); Britt Johnson and her 10 cats (West Midlands, U.K.); Arsène Le Pépère (France); @JinJinDoggy; @Javatyger; Kippy Johnson; Mara Beštija and her family (Serbia); Carlzy Hutchings (London, U.K.); Willi Mccluney; Al Ryan (Wales, U.K.); Christin Harris (Manchester, U.K.); Roo Pringle (London, U.K.); Biddie Cat Salsberg (Washington, D.C.); Milla DeMillis (Italy); Maureen Birch (Pennsylvania, U.S.); La Canela (Santiago, Chile); Sasha Koen (Serbia); Barbara Feline; Bonnie Vasseur (Santa Cruz, CA); Mog Likorish (U.K.); Sooty Surtees; Elvis Fleksnes (Norway); Birger von Cat; Pookey Lou (Edmonton, Canada); Muffin Bergeron (Montreal, Canada); Toy Poppy ‘n’ Finn; Merlin Cat (Sheffield, U.K.); Socks Hercules Overend Tunnicliffe (Sheffield, U.K.); Herbie Cat (Maryland, U.S.); Ercole Gatto; Fifi Prettypaws; Cats Blackie (California, U.S.); George Crow (London, U.K.); Chabichou Libis (France); Emily Cat;@MedusaJ (U.K.); @ChatteMuse (heaven); @JessieBrewer & Ophelia; @Tweetiepie54; @Quark2; @theSpatzCat; @omystarsanbones;@cokiethecat; @MizzBassie; @CJdoggirl; @catbirddog; @CelestiaKat Little Bear, Xena & Pandora; @Iammitchthecat; Imajackrussell; SeathreepeeO (Maidenhead, U.K.); @meghanlamb; @Dewey_Cat; @danapixie; @PixelDoggy; @BuzzLucas; @Maurice_the_cat; Toby, Poppy n Finn and Sonny Kirk (U.K.); Minnie Minx; Shelda Dudley. TibblesCatt; Ciribi Bel (Italy); Romeo Gatti (Italy); Beans Meowly (Cape Cod, MA); Pepsithecat Sexton (Ireland); Jacqueline Mason, Agatha and Pieface; Cats meow; Birgir von Cat; Lisa Monzon; Mousie Kietteh (New Zealand); Puma il Siberiano; Tiddles Coveney (Liverpool, U.K.); Lola Duquesene; Corky Alexander Tybalt; Djimi Buttafuko; Jo Macro; Awahoo Kitty; Zoe Lindquist (B.C. Canada); Marie Wilkes (Sheffield, U.K.); Kitty Orville (Australia); Lilli Karla Larsen; Beth Hellings (Philadelphia, U.S.); Linda Slyns (Australia); Reese; Wes; Loki the Cat; @Zaziart; @PepiSmartDog; @mrsfishstick (5 kitties); Brian Frum; TamTam johansen-Antonsen & family including hens, pigs and dogs (Italy); @Smudgebestcat; @Cat_Lovers; @3fatcats; Purdy Buster Garner; Joan Dakis Mierzwa (Georgia, U.S.); Randee Luria Rosenzweig (New York, U.S.); Mary La Ferlita and her cats Orsetta and Linda (Italy); Laura Mcmillan (BC, Canada); Allumette De Paris (Antarctica); Pascale Tendre Billie (France); Bigglesworth Henderson; Wilbur Wilson (Oregon, U.S.); Jet Cat (West Midlands, U.K.); Fufi Cricchi (Italy) Pénélope Raphanel-Redon; Lucius Stocker (Virginia, U.S.); Mew McKay (Ontario, Canada); Judith Scarycat (Georgia, U.S.); @ElyssaD; George Mulkeirins (France); David Cook; Vikki Parsons (Tennesee, U.S.); Kimbo Slice (Ohio, U.S.); Ingrid Beaudelblinken; William Wallace Wally; Mandy Walker; Lb Meowie (Ohio, U.S.): @smokey8; @Lexingtonthepup; @Bibi_Cat; Gray Graystone; Linda Polo-Moore Jan’s Funny Farm (GA, U.S.); @almeyda64; Sweet Praline (S.C., U.S.); Rusty (Michigan, U.S.); Grreta (U.S.); Beau, Beau and Angie; Wildcatwoodscat (U.S.); @CheshireK; @Pandafur; @Katnagel; @saylormcgivney; @Kuronekotango; @Quark2; @ladybonessa; @ragabashgirl; @Milolabradoodle; @macandfuzcat; @henryandfriends; @bubumeow; @sidthecatahoula; @grrlysquirrel; @dahliapkitten @medusaJ; @Jessiebrewer; @Manxington; Misty Manu; Mia Amber (Australia); Buzz & Baxter Lucas (California, U.S.); Pughy (U.K.); Cheysuli and Gemini; Andrea Hall (Northern Ireland); Molly Read (Australia);@yibberj2; @facesnfortunes; Evelyn Murphy (Texas, U.S.); @deepbluesealove; @felineunit; @funnyfarmgranny; @iamzorro; Chloe Woey Kissy Munchkin (Wisconsin, U.S.); Lady Tiddles (U.K.); Chloe Cumming; @mariapee; @EllenZucker; @Carto; Bim Sulokuono; Barbara Black; Kerry Jean Woodham (Manchester, U.K.); Joyce IcyCat; Nancy Aquakitty Diaz (N.Y., U.S.); Natalie La Favor; Angel Dearing; Smilla Jakobs; Frank Lampcat; TurtlesTunnicliffe; Alasandra, Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris (Mississippi, U.S.) Kareltje and Anya (Netherlands); Christing and Faz the cat (U.K.); Adoual Wahlu (France); Sam and Andy (Texas, U.S.); Lenny Peludus Leon Jolie (Lota, Chile); @Spencer_Socks (Ireland); Boris Kitty (Pennsylvania, U.S.); Emma Faunch (London, U.K.); Merline Felinus (California, U.S.); Tibbles Catt; Karla Moore (Iowa, U.S.); Jude Pewperlittle (Indiana, U.S.); Trillo Gatto; Sandra Jackson Alawine; Lorraine Ann Gill; Jesus Cat; Claire Baker (Manchester, U.K.); Bj Holland; Lorraine Porter (London, U.K.); @jazzydacat (London, U.K.); @deel34 (Mass, U.S.); @Joeyhollywood; @rantingteacher (London, U.K.); Khyra (PA, U.S.); @K0sher (U.S.); @Persiancatali; @linda_pettalez; @buzzlucas; @swtgeorgiabrwn; @cleopatrasaash; @lavalamplv; @pkthecat; @jennyrosepetal; Zippy, Sadie and Speedy (Wisconsin, U.S.); Eric and Flynn (Plymouth, U.K.); Sylvia Kubilus-Elam (Arizona, U.S.); Cathy Keisha; @Spikethekitten; Tyson Lockyer (Fairfield, U.K.); Baguera Haskoucet; Curly Cat (Calif, U.S.); Choneko Taka-Makiye (Washington, U.S.); @. er_Tyker; @Gabby_da_Tabby; Abednego Herr (Pennsylvania, U.S.); Freya Freyacat (Bristol, U.K); Cris Marr Carey (CT, U.S.); Spice Carey; Kathy Corrigan; Sandy, Aimee, Buffy, Xander, Santiago and Jeremy (dangerkitty) (Calif, U.S.); Liz Toms (Michigan, U.S.); David Greagg; Debbie Tudor-Davies (Manchester, U.K.); Charlie Cat; Vera Dalla Costa (Italy) @isagold (Australia), @bettyblu (Australia)& @wallasEkatt (Australia); Pilar Rodriguez Sanchez (Costa Rica); @Damigatas (Brazil); Barfi Watson (Illinois, U.S.); Chiffon Mi (France); Melody Wallace (Ohio, U.S.); Jeff Cat; Jack Amoe Shoestrings (Maine, U.S.); Renoir Fausti Vallerignani (Italy); Felix Mace; Talley Martin; Shirley Sladovnik (Pennsylvania, U.S.); Rebbie Simba Milligan (Michigan, U.S.); Joey Fritsch (Minnesota; U.S.); Cyndy Mccluney (Ontario, Canada); Eleanor Vaughn; Leigh Raglan (Illinois, U.S.); wormbottom ‘oG’ Cat; Luna Roberts; Frankie Bulgaria; Sumer Simmons Vellinga (Wash D.C., U.S.); Vanessa Rosales (Costa Rica); Monty Iswhack Kota (Brighton and Hove, U.K.); Alga Prawn; Tula; @Tipy_DeVil; @ShawneeShep @smokeythepoodle; @Loupeb; @Askfisher (Florida, U.S.); Giantspeckledcihuahua; Robyn Harton and George the Duck; Shanaenae Reilly; Fidel Castré (Montreal, Canada); Mimine Morissette (Quebec, Canada); Vesna Vucic Jolic; @Morriscat (Scotland); @RascalBCool; @ForeverGinger; @ZeZoecat; Judy Meakin (Manchester, U.K.); Dc Kitteh; The 6 of Noir in Texas; @KaiserSoeze; Ludo van Doggy (U.K.); Scott Hagan aka @scottydsntkno (New Jersey, U.S.); Karen Waldron-Curtis (Maine, U.S.); @goldensamantha; @lexiloudog; @lastchancemi; @Paceset9999; @Mulder_Cat; @MaxthequiltCat; @mam1cutie; @glam_poodle; @SirFudgeesq; @Buttons_kitty; @spike_cat; @condocats; Sharon Keenan Speigelhalter, Sniffle (Florida, U.S.); @themooshies (Virginia, U.S.);@BigFatLuckyCat; @Southbaygirl Velcro & Kodack (S. Calif, U.S.); Cheshire Kitten (Texas, U.S.); Marie-Cat Harbec; @CheeeWOWa; @theartofkaren; @frugaldougal; @LittleDunkin; @Maurice_the_cat & Kajsa; Lopy; Patsy Ng; Sonny Kirk; Vicki Stringellow Coo, BunnyJean Cook ,KC (Pa, U.S.);@Scully_Cat; @MuffinandBean; @SidtheCatahoula; @ThePresbyCat; @Brutusthedane; @Lilitree, Smokey and Aurora; @nibblesandbits @mehtoole; @Marleterrier; Roméo Méo; Markus Heinonen (Sweden); @wilsonbear; @NewportVet; @Tabootalulahbel; @LadyCruella;@Jackson_bear;@MrElvisCat; @iamzorro; @purplebear; @sweetgeorgiabrown; @frutz27; @elviraafterall; @chrisgroove1; @thebullmonty; @spoiledminpin @Catnamedsammy; Pat Melton (Texas, U.S); Marcella Principato; @AllysonfajaradA; @winecountrydog; @CeliaLindstroA; JeanetteStjohA; @mrbasilcat; @Jennamatlock;RosettagroveA; @Clecienne;@maxicat6; @Jassiekitty @nonolo_honu; Louis Cat; @Occupant37160; China Angel Thompson; Minni-Moke Walker; Felini Mcbiten-O’fightin”; Skye Border Collie; Clare Mather (Bristol, U.K.); Suzy Green, Saffy & Lexie; Alfonsina Codastorta (Italy); Slix Ilsley; Mojito Corgan; Oslo Cat; @RosinaWilson; Aina Antonsen, Bastian & Pia; @perrythebirman; @EllaBellaKitty; @flicka47; @Petiethecat; @Marderchen; @Annabanana74; Ivan and Boo (California, U.S.); Heinrich Boobonivich and Freddy (Missouri, U.S.); Kruse Kats, Maggie, Rudy and Buster; Schadenfreude Feline; Victoria Simeone; Katie Moehrbach Eddlemon;Jamaliyah Ambia; Miagolina Rossi (Italy) Diony Cook; Bully McCat (Israel);John Franke (New York, U.S.); Cinder Nelson; Clem Kadiddlehopper (Missouri, U.S.); Fluffy Stanely (London, U.S.); Sphynx Cat Boo; Trevor Cat; Dale Francis; Cookie Cat; Pat Miller (North Carolina, U.S.); Kitty ACat; Skinny ACat; Sam Cat (Leeds, U.K.); Gypsycat Miaow (London, U.K.); Katie Starr (New York , U.S.); @bruddr; Buddy Cat; Kj Taube; @Lisbethwest; @MaddyBasset; Sarah Adams; @Pawsville; @Featherears; @Redravine; @mouseholecat; @Spacat; @mattiedog; @FriendsfurEver; @GatoTheo; @BusterConCat; @Omystarsanbones; @inquarters14; @thebruvs; @TooncesCat; @Studio_gal; @tweetypie54; @cv6majdisaster; @cocomeezer; @Puzthecat; @Emmythecat; Spud Jackson; Spicer Bicer; Meow Meow Cat; @LizzyNY; Diamond Cat; Katrina Sestakova (Connecticut, U.S.); Katie Michelle Potter; Cara OHare (Ireland); Jennifer Bolgar (London, U.K.); Alessandra Greco; Christelle Hoffstetter; @sarahmorrigan@buddybentley; @sugarsweetpoms; @ptreire (Portugal); @DannyMacRant; @ads56nyc; @jitzmak; Ville Murphy; @sweetbaboo1979; William Davis Burke; Leslie Ann Ellis ( NJ, U.S.); Wayne Sichensky; Jitka Vavreckova; Brownie Ronron (France); Willikins Cat (Australia); @no_crybaby_dogs; Meg Molloy; @drinkmoxie; @femmekatz; @CobwebDukes; @theotigsy; @swagattt; @musicincider; Bianca Caviglioli; @lilPecan; @CalyBeast; @mollsterandme; @Lilishkacat; @Babypatches; @Zepher4; @ImagineMDD; @JimmyTerrorist; Boo Meow (London, U.K.); @Peggyfrezon; Jenny Threet and Hissy Fit Jones; Rumpy D. Threet; Canelle Chopin; @PricklPinibble; Chako Aspergren; @mifathai; temmekatz (Kansas, U.S.); @duckdaotsu; @Roxy_SF;@BlueFlameDesign; @Norma09; bobtheastorian; @Chezluna; @Spookypuss; @dogdoorout; Sheila Odom; Athenswoman (Ohio, U.S.)

Luluandlucky Cat; Jennifer Poole (Calgary, Canada); Mali Lee; Ollie Tosca ; Muhammad Ali Britton; Laura Lee (California, U.S.); Jeri Bretthorst (Missouri, U.S.); Kate Viscardi (U.K.); Harry Littlewood-Potter; Cáitlín Ó Ruadhán (Ireland); Smokie Wallis; Jäger Weimaraner; Sid O’Keefe; Julie Stephens; Jennifer Allen; Wendy Morland; @mizcleo; @konahead; @tipperthebear; @TikiTallullah; @hollieferguson; @pimpthecat; @DaneRay; @nycatsitter; Duchesse de la Litière; @Vally_Cat; Sandi McBride, Queen, Batgirl, Pyewackit, Hound, Sunny and Cher, Lillibet; @Coreyparrot; @Petgalaxy; @Petgiftshop;

@ParisBuff; ASRanimals; @tinypearlcat; @queenrosy; @thetomtomcat; Sam Iam; @twocatstoofunny; @Quadpaw; @MisterScrubby; @BrewskieButt; @CosmoHavanese; @Abbydatabby; @AllModConz; Dooby Monty; Spot Knowles; Kathy Lovescats; Henry Thomas Stockman; @GeorgetheFIVCat; @Sparklecat; @Ryker_Tyker: Gracie (Indiana, U.S.); Artù La Pantera (Italy): Chloe Ann (Virginia, U.S.); Lotus Elise Millchristas; Crapoille Le-Chat (France); Daniele Moore (Texas, U.S.); Claire D’Oliveira; Nada Aboraya (West Virginia, U.S.); Tori Coble Warden (Ohio, U.S.); Peggy Johnson;@wetnoses:@Parrisreddog; @weaselwhisperer; @ronronovisky; Izzy Dawitch


Peace * Paix * Frieden * Vrede * Pace * Paz * Shalom * Salaam * Om Shanti *

* Heddwch * Síochán

7 comments:

Cindy said...

What a beautiful cat!
cindy

Unstoppable Spirit said...

Thanks for sharing. I never thought of rats that way.

Anya said...

We always purrrrrrrringgggg ;)
We never forget !!

Brian said...

It is very nice to know they are out there and helping out with the Purrs4Peace project. What a great bunch!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are PAWlways Purraying for Peace

Anonymous said...

What a nice household of anipals, although I'm partial to the beautiful kitty. Purrs.

Signed: Smokey8 fr Twitter

Gracie said...

What a beautiful photo of you deep in prayer for peace for the world we live in. If only the humans would just listen to us. What a purrrfect world that would be.