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Ruth Lebowitz - Purrs from Calicocatgirl!




All about Ruth!
Meet Ruth Lebowitz, a mild-mannered reporter, who adopts four publicity-crazed kitties, Ditzy, Milo, Alison and Otie, and finds her world turned upside down! This is a cautionary tale. It could happen to you!
 

My Favourite Quote:
"Let us not to the marriage of true minds admit impediment. Love is not true love, which alters when it alteration finds. It is an ever-fixed mark....
Shakespeare

  

  

About Me

calicocatgirl@aol.com

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Calicocatgirl purrs...
Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a woman of wealth and taste...
If truth be told, my state is a penurious one, though my taste is impeccable, or so I've been told.
I just wanted to grab your attention, so I could capture your hearts and minds. If you are still reading, than this ruse has had the desired effect.
Would you like to hear my story? Has your curiosity been piqued? Then please do get comfy in your favourite easy chair, settle down with a nice cup of tea, and let me tell you all about my life and times.

One fine day, a relatively normal woman named Ruth Lebowitz found herself unceremoniously booted out of her home of many years. Let's call it the "ancestral manse". Having to beat a hasty retreat, she found herself exiled to a one-bedroom apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. The separation was an acrimonious one which made "The War of the Roses" look like "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"! To add insult to injury, she lost custody of her beloved dog, and found herself exiled to a buidling with a "dogs verboten" policy. This was like Siberia to Ruth, unaccustomed to her new dogless state. What to do? While it was true that the building did allow cats, our heroine did not consider that option, since she had always considered herself a "dog person". In her unenlightened state, she had divided the pet-loving population into two categories - "dog-people" and "cat-people", and never the twain would meet.
She associated cat-owners with those eccentric cat-ladies portrayed in cartoons in The New Yorker. You know, those deranged looking women with a motley multitude of mangy felines, who looked as deranged as their owners. No, cats were definitely not an option.

Well, after a great deal of resistance, Ruth gave in to the entreaties of well-meaning friends and decided to adopt a kitty. In her bereft, petless state, she visited the office of a benevolent veterinarian, who provided temporary shelter for many homeless kitties.
Ruth was introduced to a lovely tiger-striped tabbie named Alison, looked into her beautiful green eyes, and fell head-over-heels in love with this sweet feline. Alison longed for a good home, as much as Ruth pined for the companionship of a pet. So Alison and our heroine went off in a taxi to her humble abode, Chez Lebowitz.
Once Alison had happily settled in at her new digs, the shabby apartment took on a warm ambience, and it was now a home in the truest sense of the word.

Alison realized that there was a great deal to teach this human, who had heretofore absolutely no experience whatsoever with felines.
She began her tutelage immediately, and our intrepid heroine proved an apt pupil. She learned the body language of cats, and soon came to know when Alison wanted to be fed and petted.
Alison was an expert at "The Silent Miaow", a means of feline communication, which enables a human to read everything in a cat's eyes, without a single syllable being uttered. Ruth soon learned that when a feline kneads your abdomen and purrs, then she is recreating those warm and secure feelings she had when she was nursing with her feline mother. Alison's tutelage was a great success, and much to her surprise, our heroine found herself ready to introduce another kitty into their happy home.

Meanwhile, back at the domicile of the kindly vet, two adorable kitties, a brother and sister, were waiting for a human to adopt them, preferably together, since they were very close. Their wait was not long. Ruth met both of them, and being a Libra, and an especially indecisive one at that, she ended up taking both kitties home with her. She named them Milo and Otie, and introduced them to Alison, who took them under her maternal wing.

Emboldened by the great success of integrating two more kitties into her household, our heroine adopted yet another kitty, an adorable calico kitty, whom she named Ditzy. It soon became quite apparent that Ditzy more than lived up to her name. She ate like a trencherman, and soon became quite a zaftig kitty. Milo and Otie fell in love with Ditzy, as did Alison, and Chez Lebowitz soon became dubbed "The Peaceable Kingdom", after the painting by primitive artist, Edward Hicks. Their menage was still shabby, but in the eyes of the feline residents and their human, Ruth it was as beautiful as the "Enchanted Cottage", which by the way, is one of our heroine's favorite movies, because it is so romantic. I guess you have gathered my now, that for good or bad, our heroine has a heart of mush.
There was no doubt who was to rule in that household, and it certainly wasn't she!

Since she loved to write, Ruth decided to write some stories for the internet, and submitted some World Wide Kitty Pages for the Purina Cat Chow website. These pages were well-received, so thus emboldened, Ruth went on to create her first website, devoted to her calico kitty, Ditzy. Before long, Alison, Milo, and Otie also had their own websites, and started to attract quite a cult following on the world wide web. The fan-mail started pouring in, their sites were entered in various competitions, and they became feline cyber-celebrities, who were taking the world wide web by storm!

As their fame grew, so did their ambitions and demands.
Ruth soon found herself shamelessly promoting their websites, answering their fan-mail, and editing their websites, which was quite a job indeed. What had started out as one modest website, mushroomed into a veritable "feline website cottage industry"!
Gone were the carefree days when she could pursue her own interests, and write about whatever she chose.
Yes, our heroine found herself insidiously transformed into "Ruth Lebowitz - Calicocatgirl", whose
every waking moments were devoted to Milo, Ditzy, Alison and Otie.
When she wasn't working on their sites, she was busy filling grocery carts with giant sacks of kitty litter to be dragged up four flights of stairs in her walk-up.
Their were interminable bowls which needed to be refilled with Meow Mix. Her apartment soon resembled those caricatured so mercilessly in those New Yorker cartoons. One of the poet laureates of our times, Mel Brooks once said, "We mock the things we are to be".
Yes, Ruth had become a bona-fide "cat-lady", but much to her shock and amazement, she did not mind it a bit!
In fact, she thrived on her new and unexpected position in life.

I guess it will come to no surprise to you, dear reader, when I disclose that I am the heroine of this story. My days are busy and full. I continue to write and edit their websites. Recently, Milo, Ditzy and Otie have written their own stories, sites, which they claim are far superior to anything I have done on their behalf. But I just smile and promote their sites as well. After all, I am not only their abject slave and publicist, but their human mother, as well.
Listen, there are far worse fates than becoming a "cat-lady". Just take it from me!

 

My favourite things:
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
All creatures both great and small
My wonderful felines, Milo, Ditzy, Alison and Otie
Classical music
Dinners with congenial companions
Fireplaces on a cold winter's night
Shakespeare's sonnets
Writing, writing, and more writing!
Art, literature, and all creative efforts which make te world a better place.
Kindred spirits who love animals and appreciate the arts.
Cats, cats, and more cats!

 

My favourite authors:
Shakespeare
George Bernard Shaw
Emily Dickinson
Virginia Woolf
John Donne. William Blake and all metaphysical poets
Paul Gallico, author of "The Silent Miaw and Thomasina"
T. S. Elliot, author of "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats"
and many, many more yet to love and explore!

 

   


Least Favourite Things:
Narrow-mindedness and anyone who is mean-spirited
Selfishness and bigotry
Lack of empathy and compassion
Disrespect for all creatures great and small
Litter boxes to be changed!
Empty cupboards like Old Mother Hubbard's
Empty food bowsl to be filled with Meow Mix - a great contribution to my penurious state!
Dragging giant sacks of Jonny Cat up four flights of stair in my walk-up!
Anyone who does harm to any creature large or small, be it an animal or a human.
That wraps it up.
There are so many things in life to love.
Why be negative?

 

Favorite URLs
My friends' home pages, favorite URLs, other pages on my web site.
 

Favorite Chats
Talk City chat rooms where you'll find me.
 

Milo Lebowitz - Orange Tabby! - Meet Milo Lebowitz, a handsome orange tabby cat of considerable charm and charisma!

Meet Otie Lebowitz - Feline Muse! - Meet Otie Lebowitz, a sweet and petite tuxedo kitty with a serious penchant for furry mice!

Ditzy Lebowitz - Sumokitty! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, a rather rotund calico kitty, whose greatest passions are Meow Mix, her pal Milo, ands sumo wrestling!

Meet Milo Lebowitz - Handsome Tabby! - Meet Milo Lebowitz, a handsome orange tabby, who considers himself

Otie Lebowitz - Feline Muse - Meet Otie Lebowitz, a bewitching tuxedo kitty who speaks with refreshing candor about her many lives and loves!

Ditzy Lebowitz - Her Secret Love! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, a gorgeous calico kitty who discusses her greatest passions, Meow Mix and a bear named Abdul the Great!

Meet Milo Lebowitz - Debonair Tabby! - Milo Lebowitz, a most debonair tabby, expounds on his charmed life as a

Ruth Lebowitz - Calicocatgirl90! - Meet Ruth Lebowitz and her four cyber-celebrity kitties, Ditzy, Milo, Alison and Otie Lebowitz!

Vote for "Ditzy Lebowitz - Superkitty!" at The Site Fights! - Vote for "Ditzy Lebowitz - Superkitty!" at The Site Fights!

Ditzy Lebowitz - My Fantabulous Awards! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, a spunky calico kitty who has taken the world wide web by storm. Check out her cool awards!

Ditzy Lebowitz - Her Secret Love! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, a gorgeous calico kitty whose greatest passions are Meow Mix and a teddy bear named "Abdul the Great!"

Vote for Ruth Lebowitz - Purrs from Calicocatgirl at I-Love-Cats! - Please Vote for Ditzy Lebowitz - Purrs from Calicocatgirl at I-Love-Cats!

Featuring Those Amazing Lebowitz Kitties! - Featuring Links to the most popular websites of those amazing Lebowitz kitties, Ditzy, Milo, Alison and Otie!

Ruth Lebowitz - More Purrs from Catgirl! - Meet Ruth Lebowitz and her four cyber-celebrity kitties, Ditzy. Milo, Alison and Otie! Animation and cool jazz adds to the fun!

Meet Ditzy Lebowitz - Cyberkitty! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, a spunky calico kitty, who blows the lid off the gritty world of feline cyber-celebrity!

Ruth Lebowitz - Calicocatgirl! - Meet Ruth Lebowitz and her kitties, Ditzy, Milo, Alison and Otie!

Meet Ditzy Lebowitz - Superstar! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, an amiable calico kitty who has followed in the tradition of Seinfeld, and written a website about nothing!

Ruth Lebowitz - Cyberslave! - Introducing Ruth Lebowitz, a hapless reporter who adopts four homeless kitties, and finds her life turned upside dowm!

Meet Ruth Lebowitz - Calicocatgirl! - Meet Ruth Lebowitz, a hapless reporter, who adopts four homeless kitties, and finds her tidy world turned upside down!

Ditzy Lebowitz - Superkitty! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, an ambitious calico kitty who has scratched and clawed her way to the pinnacle of feline cyber-celebrity!

Meet Ditzy Lebowitz - Calicokitty! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, a voluptuous calico kitty, whose considerable charm is exceeded only by her fondness for Meow Mix!

Ditzy Lebowitz - My Menagerie! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz and the members of her menagerie!

Milo Lebowitz - Bachelor Tabby! - Meet Milo Lebowitz, a handsome orange tabby, who expounds on his charmed life as a

Alison Lebowitz - One Sweet Tabby! - This is the story of Alison, a sweet tiger-striped tabby, who taught her human all about cats, life, and love!

Ditzy Lebowitz - Superkitty's Fan Page! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, a spunky calico kitty, who gives us a behind the scenes look at the gritty world of feline cyber-celebrity!

Vote for Ditzy and Friends at Soprano Connections - Best of the Best! - Vote for Ditzy and Friends at Soprano Connection!

Vote for Ditzy and Friends at Soprano Connections! - Vote for Ditzy and Friends at Soprano Connections!

Vote for "Milo Lebowitz - Bachelor Tabby!" at Ferretmom's Top Pet Sites Contest! - Vote for "Milo Lebowitz - Bachelor Tabby!" at Ferretmom's Top Pet Sites Contest!

View Ruth's Very Special Guestbook at Google! - View Ruth's Very Special Guestbook at Google - Includes Banners and Awards!

View Ruth's Extra Special Guestbook! - View Ruth's Special Guestbook - Awards and Banners!

Vote for "Ruth Lebowitz - Calicocatgirl!" at R & C's Topsites Contest! - Vote for "Ruth Lebowitz - Calicocatgirl!" at R & C's Topsites Contest!

Vote for "Ruth Lebowitz - Purrs from Calicocatgirl!" at The Brat Cats Top 50 Feline Sites! - Vote for "Ruth Lebowitz - Purrs from Calicocatgirl!" at The Brat Cats Top 50 Feline Sites!

Vote for "Ruth Lebowitz - Purrs from Catgirl!" at Webbie World!" - Vote for "Ruth Lebowitz - Purrs from Catgirl!" at Webbie World!

Meet Ditzy Lebowitz - Cyberkitty! - Meet Ditzy Lebowitz, an amiable calico kitty, who expounds on her charmed life as a feline celebrity, residing at Chez Lebowitz!

Vote for "Milo Lebowitz - Bachelor Tabby!" at Ferretmom's Top Pet Sites Contest! - Vote for "Milo Lebowitz - Bachelor Tabby!" at Ferretmom's Top Pet Sites Contest!

TownTalk - Great place to meet people.

Siberian Cat List at e-Groups! - Meet Siberian kitties, Dimitri, Nikolai, Gordi, and their friends!

   

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