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  1. CD and BigMac

    CD and BigMac Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009


    :D Pelusa :D Raja* :D Bruce :D Scruffy :D Noisy :D Cyrano :D Chuck :D Cosmo :D Tobias :D Flamie :D Thomas :D Brutus :D Abby :D Alex :D Lexie :D Tom :D Smokie :D Friday :D Chloe :D Calliope :D Natasha :D Gracie :D Alex :D Shadow :D Grover :D Fluffy :D Mary :D Rocket :D Petie :D Harley :D Karre* :D Venice :D Butcher :D BigMac* :D Ti-Mi :D Zoe :D Devo :D Tuxedo :D Pumpkin :D Oscar :D Morrie :D Olivia :D Fuzzy :D Riggs :D Cobra :D Chip :D Rosco :D Emo :D Jake :D Peepee :D Nosey :D Lucy :D Kato :D Tom :D Rascal :D Cream :D Chico :D Casper :D Maui :D Crash :D Blackjack :D Joey :D Arlene :D Tom :D Kahuna :D Big Boy :D Mika :D Buster :D Grey Boy :D Smokie :D Spooky :D Cruiser :D Sparky* :D Miss Kitty :D Raistlin :D Boo :D Seamus :D Marco :D Tizon :D Scar :D Alex* :D Black Kitty :D Guinness :D Beethoven :D Jesse :D Moon :D Barry :D Beeker :D Raja :D Nefeli :D Rocky :D Tummy :D Callie :D Milo :D Grace :D Matty :D Porky :D Scruffy :D Luna :D MEL :D Tommy :D Indy :D Jasper :D Velcro :D Max :D Maximus :D Mally :D Dillan :D Webber :D Sami :D Basil :D Quincy :D Tasha :D Spot :D Donovan :D Smokey :D Max :D Hank :D Jasmine :D Boomer :D Kitty :D Max :D Baby :D Scrabble :D Tugger :D Jake :D Pedro :D Supermax :D Jezebel :D Nay :D Vesta :D Tuffy :D Magnolia :D Ducky :D Maggie :D Six :D Heart :D Trey :D Milo :D Lily :D Bandit :D Yoda :D Johnny :D Weeble :D Achilles :D Muffin :D Trouble :D Savannah :D Sue :D Esmeralda :D Skipper :D Bid :D Gimli :D Mowgli :D Shadow :D Frip :D Tinkerbell :D Cinnamon :D Austin :D Morpheus :D Haley :D Khan :D Leonard :D Mocha Jo Latte :D Julius :D Gracie D :D Simba :D Binks :D Choco :D Daniel :D Noxin :D Tasha :D Kushi :D Java :D Yemala :D Billy :D D'Artagnan :D Cedric :D Titus :D Checkers :D Garfunkel :D Curry :D Angel :D Simon :D Cow :D Junior :D CheekyFace :D Gobnait :D Mr. Howell :D S'mores :D Jynx :D Star :D Cinco :D Ahmin :D Lug :D Max :D Apollo :D Mr. Tinkles :D Smokey :D Milo :D Shanga :D Atticus :D Sam Siam :D Mikey :D Elie :D Tiki :D Kitty :D Vyktor :D Kiwi :D Ruby :D Lucy :D Mooch :D Boo :D Simon :D Mr. Kink :D Buca :D Wonton :D Salem :D Daphne :D Scooter :D Tucker :D Orange :D Jasper :D Max :D Kismet :D Katmandu :D Fur Ball :D Atticus :D Shadow :D Red :D Hoot :D BJ :D Bast :D Molly :D Honey :D Ruben :D Molly :D Jackson :D Rocky :D Wink :D Angie :D Chyna :D Soldier :D Mego :D Star :D Leo :D Gobbles :D Zoey :D Timber :D Cain :D Cleo :D Purrcee :D Scamper :D Willie :D Kitty :D Hardy :D Lucky :D Nikki :D Sammy :D Oliver Twist :D Beast :D Jupiter :D Harley :D Farine :D Charlie :D Bucky :D Onyx :D Elian :D Pixie :D Miou :D TooToo :D Monet :D Clyde :D Shadow :D MrCat :D Twice :D Errol :D Sassy :D Jerry :D Scooter :D Samantha :D Freddie :D Boots :D Jersey :D Davidson :D Dimitri :D Juno :D Pixie :D Boomer :D TRIXIE :D

    I'm very happy for you Amy & Mark! What a rare occurrence for a kitty on insulin for so long to go OTJ. Sorry for the length of the video but this event was quite remarkable! :mrgreen:
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  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Congratulations Trixie, Amy & Mark!
    :RAHCAT dancing_cat flip_cat party_cat

    Take time to enjoy celebrating. This is so wonderful.

    Great video CD.
  3. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    AMY & MARK!!!


    Enjoy life at the Falls!

    It's always great to see someone defy the odds and Trixie is clearly a very special girl. Only one word of warning -- this doesn't mean you get to disappear! I hope you'll post and keep us up to date on Trixie and all the kitties and you.

    (And what is Trixie's OTJ date?)
  4. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009

    Welcome to the Falls!!!

    :RAHCAT :RAHCAT dancing_cat flip_cat flip_cat dancing_cat flip_cat flip_cat dancing_cat :RAHCAT :RAHCAT​

    WOW! Congrats to all of you, and especially you Miss Trixie. Amazing story yu ahve ther Trixie. I am so rated that you can now officially be an OTJ kitty, FREAKING AWESOME!!! Enjoy this very special day. party well. I know you deserve it.

    And I agree with Sienne - you can't disappear. please keep us updated on the kitties and the both of you. :D

    CD: Awesome video!
  5. Angela & Blackie & 3 Others

    Angela & Blackie & 3 Others Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2010

    :mrgreen: :RAHCAT dancing_cat flip_cat party_cat :mrgreen: :RAHCAT flip_cat party_cat :mrgreen:​

    I agree with the others...


    Great job, guys!!! I really don't know how long Trixie was on insulin, but you definitely defied the odds. Seeing you guys defy those odds after such a long time makes me believe that perhaps there's still hope for Blackie. WTG!!!!!! :mrgreen:
  6. PeterDevonMocha

    PeterDevonMocha Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009

    Oh wow, how exciting for you guys! I could not be any happier for all of you ... such hard work and dedication the past few years, and not just dealing with diabetes either! I hope you guys can take a deep breath, know you made it to the falls, and enjoy this P A R T YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
  7. Barb & Checkers (GA)

    Barb & Checkers (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    OMG OMG, my heart is pounding!! Amy, I'm so excited and happy for you, the hairs are standing up on my arms!! TMI? :lol:

    This is a day I've been so hoping for. Congratulations Amy, Mark and Trixie!! :RAHCAT
  8. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Thank you, Carolyn, for the beautiful video.

    And thank you, Lantus Land, for...everything. Trixie would not be here today if it weren't for each and every one of you, and I would not have the confidence to care for her without your amazing knowledge, support, and love. And not only Trixie...how many times have you guys helped me through tough times with my civvies? There is NOTHING like the power of LantusLand Prayers!

    We may be spread out across the globe, but Lantus Land is the truest definition of "family" that I know. Trixie's diabetes has truly been a blessing, for without it, I wouldn't have an incredible bond with her, and I wouldn't have you!

    Honestly, the thought of disappearing, the thought of not doing a daily condo for Trix, and thought of not visiting my LL family every day makes me quite teary eyed. And, because the circumstances of her OTJ are so unusual, I don't think I can stop testing on a daily basis - I do have to admit that while we are blessed with this OTJ thing, I want to be on top of things. So, I'm afraid you're stuck with me!

    The last day I shot insulin was April 22nd, since that was the first really bad day of her pancreatitis attack...I guess we could consider that her OTJ date, but it's really a blurry line since we didn't follow the traditional OTJ path.

    Soooooo, since I can't bring myself to NOT post a Trixie condo, I will BBL after I eat my breffis to do so. I have a new little kitten step to report :D !!

    Much love and many hugs to you, my family....

    Amy, Mark, Trixie, Noah, Petey, Zen, and Frankie
  9. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2011
    Congratulations and Well Done, Trixie and Amy and Mark!!!​

    Great pictures of the Trixster! She is such a cuddler. :lol:
    Awesome video, CD! Thank you. :D :D
  10. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Oh my gosh Amy, I am so happy and excited for you and Mark that Trixie's OTJ party is here finally! What a beautiful video, CD. Trixie is one special and lucky kitty to have you as her Mamabean and Mark the DaddyBean.
    Congratulations Trixie, Amy and Mark!! Now I want to go back to watch the video and take it all in a second time.

    :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat :RAHCAT :RAHCAT
  11. mariko

    mariko Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    Congratulations, Trixie, Amy & Mark!!![/center]
    WOOHOO!!! party_cat party_cat party_cat

    I have been waiting for this!!!
    I am so happy for you!!!
  12. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2010


    We are so happy for you guys. And what a wonderful video! The whole happy family will celebrate tonight. Trixie, enjoy the Falls and don't forget to write!

    Ella & Rusty

    Yo Trixie! You made it!! I'm so proud of you!! We are going to have one great party tonight. Here's the menu. Hope you like the fuds. See ya later.
    ~ Chef Rusty

    Appetizers: Green Champagne Cocktails; New Jersey Microbrews; 12-foot Meatball Subs; Clams on the Halfshell; Assorted Paw Prints Pizzas; Sushi Bar manned by LL Sushi Chefs Neko and Tess.
    Entrees: BigMac's Burger Extravaganza; The Boss's Favorite NJ Hotdogs; Chef Mannie's Renowned PNW Poached Sockeye Salmon with Catnip Mayo; Chef Rusty's Thunderin' Bison Chili; Grilled NJ Tomatoes with Rosemary Stuffing; Turkey Burritos with NJ Garden Salsa; Grilled Chicken Kabobs.
    Salads: Butthead's & Donny's NJ Field Greens with Fresh Grass Clippings; Jersey Confetti Slaw.
    Desserts: NJ Blueberry Blizzard SnoCones; Maggie's Signature Cheesecakes with Fresh NJ Peach topping; LL Chief Pastry Chef Tess's Surprise Dessert; Tobey's Cimmamum Cookies; Chef Stu's World Famous Catmint Parfaits.

    Kitchen Krew, get ready to roll. This is going to be a wonderful evening.
  13. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    I am so happy for you, Amy. I'm relatively new here but you have been there for me and I just couldn't think of LL without you so I'm glad Trixie took an unusual way of going OTJ if it means we have the best of both worlds, you and OTJ Trixie.

    Love the video. :RAHCAT :thumbup :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: flip_cat flip_cat
  14. Tracy & Leo

    Tracy & Leo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2011
    OMGoodness Trixie is OTJ?!?! :RAHCAT I saw the post on FB and just had to drop in and say CONGRATULATIONS!!! I read this and literally had tears in my eyes for you, you and Trix must be so happy!

    Trix, enjoy your pokie-free days!

    Tracy & Leo
  15. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Actually , Tracy...Trix followed a very non-traditional route to OTJ. She developed a nasty case of pancreatitis and since she wasn't eating, I wasn't shooting juice. Something about the pancreatitis woke up her pancreas, and she suddenly didn't need juice anymore :shock: ! So, we didn't go through a traditional OTJ trial. It has been over 2 months now since she's had a shot!! Trix, like her MamaBean, likes to do things her own way....
  16. Josie & Ripley (GA)

    Josie & Ripley (GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    Oh, happy tears!!! The day we've been waiting for is here! Though we all have been celebrating Trixie's kitten steps over the last couple of months, today's celebration 'seals the deal!!' Many many cheers to Trixie, you, Mark and the rest of the kitty clan, Amy!! There will be lots of parades and fireworks and jumps for joy in honor of Trixie!! YIPPEEE!!!

    :RAHCAT dancing_cat flip_cat :RAHCAT dancing_cat flip_cat
  17. Melissa & Tarragon

    Melissa & Tarragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2011

    What a wonderful thing for Trixie to go OTJ after all these years. You both such wonderful beans and your love and patience is what brought us to now. The crew is very lucky to have you and you them.

    I'm so glad you aren't disappearing. We've been together since the beginning and I would miss you. It is a great day in LL. Hey, it even brought Tracy & Leo back to the board for a day. That is always a good thing.
  18. Tena and Curry(GA)

    Tena and Curry(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2010


    This is so exciting Amy. Congrats girl. I hear that there will be fireworks tomorrow ....JUST FOR YOU. :lol:
  19. Lisa and Do Lou (GA)

    Lisa and Do Lou (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2010

    Hugs and lubs and head butts from Do Lou and I we hardly come to the board anymore but this just made my day to see you go OTJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT otj_icon :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :YMHUG: :YMHUG:
  20. Deborah & Shasta

    Deborah & Shasta Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    dancing_cat dancing_cat CONGRATULATIONS, TRIXIE, AMY & MARK!!!!!!! dancing_cat dancing_cat

    As always, Trixie does it "her own way"!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
  21. jcc1531

    jcc1531 Member

    May 30, 2014
    CONGRATS TRIXIE , Amy and Mark!!!!!
    :RAHCAT dancing_cat :RAHCAT dancing_cat :RAHCAT dancing_cat :RAHCAT dancing_cat :RAHCAT dancing_cat :RAHCAT
  22. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2011

    DANCE AMY & MARK!!!!


  23. Tininha & Juno

    Tininha & Juno Member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Congratulations Trixie, Amy and Mark!!! Oh Happy tears... I'm so happy for you, Amy! WhoHoo!!!!! Juno was on the juice only for 4 months, but I still test him everyday and I like to see on a regular basis how the other kitties are doing in LL. I can imagine how you feel after having Trixie for so long time on the juice. Well done, Mommy!

    Now let's celebrate!!!!!!!!

  24. julie & punkin (ga)

    julie & punkin (ga) Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    oh Amy, i'm so thrilled for you. You and i joined at the same time and I feel a special something for Trixie. I'm so glad she's come through the pancreatitis and it's gotten rid of the pokies for her!


    heehee CD - awesome video! 6 minutes! :shock: :lol: but i watched every moment of it. Loved all the pics of miss trixie snuggling with her brothers. and plotting her beans' demise while on the kitchen counter! :lol: Thanks for sharing that with us - it's an extra special day when a kitty on insulin that long goes OTJ!

    Amy, do you remember Morgan's Farewell Letter to D'Artagnan's Diabetes? It sure sums up the mixed blessings/curse of FD.

    I'm glad you're not going to disappear - we need you. :YMHUG:
  25. Tara & Buster

    Tara & Buster Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2012
    dancing_cat dancing_cat WAY TO GO TRIXIE, AMY & MARK! ENJOY THE FALLS!! dancing_cat dancing_cat

    So inspiring to see this happen after such a long time! We're hitting the 2 year mark, but I guess we shouldn't give up hope!
  26. mtncat58

    mtncat58 Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Happy Happy Joy Joy congratulations all, look for video on YouTube can't see on the kindle....
  27. MonetsMom

    MonetsMom Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Congrats Trixie, Amy, & Mark !
    :RAHCAT flip_cat :RAHCAT flip_cat :RAHCAT flip_cat :RAHCAT flip_cat :RAHCAT flip_cat​
  28. Ann & Tess GA

    Ann & Tess GA Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Congratulations Amy, Mark and Trixie!


    Enjoy your Life at the Falls!

    …! For your special dessert I am making Mountain Stack Cake! Every kitteh will want to come to your party, so we needs lots of extra layer everyone! This will be the biggest Stack Cake ever! -- Tess, LL Chief Pastry Chef p.s. Is about time you gots party!!!

    OMG!!! 3 years! You give us all hope!
  29. Deb & Spot

    Deb & Spot Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Whoop Whoop Whoop!!! Congratulations Trixie, Amy and Mark!!!! :RAHCAT

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  30. Christie & Willie (GA)

    Christie & Willie (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Oh, my goodness, saw the wonderful news on FB and had to head over for the party. Congrats on the wonderful news, guys!! So happy that Trixie finally got there! Enjoy the Falls!!!

  31. Deanna & Billie

    Deanna & Billie Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2014
    Yay Trixie!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

    party_cat party_cat party_cat

    dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat
  32. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    All of Lantus Land is dancing today!! There is going to be one HUGE kitty party tonight. I am so happy for you Amy and Mark - conventional or not, Trixie still got the job done. :D :D :D :D :D Thanks to a great pair of beans too!


    Loved the video - especially Trixie as a Bruce fan! :lol:
  33. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Thank you, everyone, for all the visits, well-wishes....and the fuds, oh the fuds!!! The kitties have already packed up and headed off to the party. I told them to behave, have fun, and bring us a small sampler plate of all that yummy fuds! I suspect we won't see them till the wee hours of the morning...
  34. Caryl & Sebastian & Alex (GA)

    Caryl & Sebastian & Alex (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    CONGRATULATIONS TRIXIE, AMY, MARK and the whole rest of the crew!

    YOU DID IT!!!!

    I haven't been around here much but for this, I'll come back! Appears to me that Trixie made this decision all by herself. Yes in a very odd way! I'm sorry she's having other problems but this one less is HUGE!!!!

    I am so happy for you guys. No one has been a more diligent Mom than you and it goes to show that

    'faith will be rewarded'

    Congratulations again and of course..


    (even though you'll be posting every day ;)

    Lotsa Love,

    Caryl, Sebastian, Jakey and Dylan xo

    PS Carolyn...You've outdone yourself :)
  35. Marilyn and Polly

    Marilyn and Polly Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2014



    Lots of dancing kitties tonight. Lots of happy, happy beans. Great story. Great inspiration. Soooooooooooo happy.

    Marilyn and Polly
  36. Suzanne & Cobb(GA)

    Suzanne & Cobb(GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Woohoo!!! Congratulations Trixie, Amy and Mark!!! :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT
  37. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010

    Our wish for you, sweet Trixie, is a long, happy, healthy life at the FALLS!!!!!


    This is a really, really sweet one!!! Fantastic video, Carolyn!!! Our hearts are so happy that Trix is OTJ regardless of whether it is conventional or not. And we would be so sad to not continue to see a Trix condo every single day!!
  38. MrZ

    MrZ Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2013
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    *** OTJ ***

    After THREE Years ?!?!?!!!!


    AWESOME !!!!!

    YOU ROCK !!!!!

    HAPPY TIME !!!

    Enjoy Life at the Falls
  39. dpaslean

    dpaslean Member

    Mar 1, 2014
    Great job Amy.
    It's so nice to see the list now up to 291!! :mrgreen:
  40. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2012

    Welcome to the Falls!
    Sit back and stay a spell.... :mrgreen:
  41. Rachel & Chyna (GA)

    Rachel & Chyna (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2012
    dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat Congrats Trixie, Amy, and Mark!

    I'm so happy for you :mrgreen: :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT :RAHCAT

    I love how Trixie is snuggling in so many pics and her sweet little face just begs for smooches :D :D I hope you enjoy life at the falls! :YMHUG:
  42. MJ+Donovan

    MJ+Donovan Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Heartfelt congratulations to you!
    I agree about continuing to monitor Trixie's BGs on a regular basis.
    But at least you're not restricted to a specific test/shot time, though the routine is a hard habit to break.


  43. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat Congratulations, Amy, Mark and Trixie!!! dancing_cat dancing_cat dancing_cat​

    I LOVED the video! Amy, you have some wonderful pictures of your furbabies. What a beautiful family. I'm glad you are not going to leave us. We would really miss hearing from you. Continued blessing on you all and many happy days ahead.
  44. ChEMom

    ChEMom Member

    Mar 31, 2014
    Congratulations Trixie, Amy & Mark! :RAHCAT
  45. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2014
    Congratulations Trixie, Amy and Mark! :RAHCAT
  46. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Thank you, everyone, for all the visits and well wishes and congratulations! As I said on FB yesterday...We could not have done this without all of you, so Trixie's triumph belongs to everyone all of us :YMHUG: :YMHUG: :YMHUG: !!!

    The kitties here aren't talking, so I think that means last night's party was stellar drinking24 party_cat party_cat !!!
  47. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Congratulations Trixie, and Amy & Mark !!!
    This is such a nice occasion. I am so happy for you :D

    I loved the video. I wish Trixie, and the rest of your family, a very happy and long life at The Falls. :YMHUG:
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