Sunday, August 5, 2007

I Dare You All...

…to make a not-of-my-species-special-friend (nomss friend).

Go out, find someone who is not of your own species and make friends.

Introduce yourself and tell them why you chose them (color of their fur, feathers, scales, skin, layout and/or content of their Blog, their name, whatever it was that grabbed your attention).
Ask if they want to be your nomss friend and post about them on your Blog. Beans can of course play too!
Put the link to that post in the Mr. Linky Box at the end.

We will keep this post up for several days because I realize that this is a somewhat different challenge! It requires real effort. And time. And courage to go and talk to strangers and ask them to be friends. But I think that this is something we all need to do more these days!


You can pick up your IDYA buttons
here, they are designed so that you can put your new friend’s picture in it and is meant to be put in your sidebar with a permanent link to their blog.
We promised: no photoshop! So whoever does not have the software or skills to put their friend’s picture in the button – email us and we do it for you!

I do hope that each and every one of you accepts this challenge so we can make the blogosphere an even better and bigger community and show everybody how we cross borders and have no patience for prejudices, racism and intolerance towards others!


If you don’t know where to start looking: there are a number of links to other animal and human Bloggers at the bottom of our sidebar. There is also the animal internet. Good luck!


And remember: don’t just put your nomss friend’s picture on your Blog but treat them as true friends. Visit often, respect and support them, help them when they need it and most important: learn from how they are different from you and find your common features!

Karl - And we did accept our own challenge - SCROLL DOWN to see our post about it! And please go and say hello to our new friend Lucas.
I will leave this Dare up for at least a week - so you all have plenty of time!

69 comments:

Daisy said...

Whoa! This is an awesome challenge. I already have some ideas. I need to think about this a little bit.

Zoey & Me said...

Well . . . I can't imagine there would be another type of animal on the planet to compare to a Himalayan but I'll check around. It took me my entire childhood just to make friends with my human servants!

Ariel said...

Wow this is hard Can it be a person?

Mosaic Cats said...

Karl,
You must not be awake yet, or maybe you're too excited to see!
We were here FIRST (but we commented under Lucas.)
We admire your enthusiasm, Buddy!
We're still in our pjs, for heaven's sake! How about the art we just posted? See how many different species are included in those paintings!!??

michico 小芥 said...

Woww, I will do this, please a little bit later~! But I will do this~! This is good~!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Grate dare Karl! We hasta think about this one. We have some woofie frends but they don't haf blogs...

Dragonheart said...

That's a good dare, Karl. I'm going to have to go out and make a new friend!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Okey Dokey Karl... we be done! Now, off to "git a gecko"... and
make nice-nice.
Maggy & Zoey

Cheysuli said...

But Karl, my canine friends don't have blogs?!

Caesar and Princess said...

Oh this sounds like awesome FUN!
We will try...... we do not get out much...

Happy Day All of you

China Cat & Willow said...

Hi Karl - we were also here earlier and commented on your Lucas post. We were so excited about this dare that we already went out and found a new friend! We emailed him and he emailed back that he really wants to be friends with us! We'll try to get our post of him up today - you're going to love him, he's so cool!

Purrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Benjamin Fuzz said...

what a cool dare you! is it a double dog dare?

you are so creative!

Derby said...

I did it you guy! Come and see.

caricature said...

Hmm...this is going to be fun - will have to search - for a wild cat on the blogosphere - I wonder if I can find one...

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, that's a really kool dare, Karl, and a great idea, too! Hmmmm, puttin' my fuzzy thinkin' cap on fur this one!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

What a nice, warm and cuddly dare. That is a wonderful idea! I love making new friends!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Daisy said...

I have to tell you that this dare was more fun than I even imagined. I have a very special NOMSS Friend(s). I will show you tomorrow. But I am so excited, I can hardly wait! Keeping a secret is hard. Even if it's just until tomorrow.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Momma won't let us outside. I guess Mistrie could compete, she sees vishus deer, moose, bear, geese, ducks, and of course mice.

Patches

Tiger Lily said...

I would like to accept this dare but I won't be able to do anything for more than a week. Mom is still out of town and will be doing a lot of traveling and going to some kind of conference and won't have access to the Internet very much until at least Monday, the 13th, to help me meet anyone. If the dare is still up then, I'm in!

Tyler said...

Is this where I post?
My new friends are Pixel and Pica and they are RATS!
They live at: http://meetmyrats.freehostia.com/
Karl is that what you need?

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I love this challenge! We will have to take us a little time but we know what species we want to befriend!

Us

Pablo said...

What a brilliant idea! There are a few dogs who are members of my fan club, but in the spirit of the dare, I'll seek out a truly new friend.

Gattina said...

I am in England on holidays for the moment and will come back to you upon my return next week !

Pet's are 4 Life said...

Thats a great idea, but our momma says she doesn't have enough time to monitor our online actives while we search for a nomssf. Just cause Hunter did something naughty last time he was all alone in the forbideen computer room!!

~Napoleon & Hunter~

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Get some rest Karl! You have done a very good thing here with coming up with this amazing DARE! I have some ideas and hope they pan out:)
purrrrs and now go get some well deserved Schlaf Zeit...
Peachy

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

OK I found the purrrfect D O G!!!!! he hates cats so I double D O G dared him to come for a vist! Come see...he is really cute!
This is amazing of you Karl to think this dare up! it is really cool!
Love from miss Peachy

Christine and FAZ said...

I am working on it. I haven't met anyone yet but I am going out and about trying to meet a different species that I haven't met before.

FAZ

Ariel said...

Hi,

I made up a Meme and tagged you please go to my blog and see.Hope you play :)

Ariel said...

What happened I was first on the list
now I'm last :(

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the correction, Karl. I made the changes and challenged Elise to find someone to write about too. This was fun. Thanks.G

DK & The Fluffies said...

If anyone is interested in a bun pal, you can check our blog for some bunny links.

michico 小芥 said...

Ok, I done my homework~!!
Yes, yes~!!

watgog said...

If anyone wants me to be your friend of a different species I always look for new friends.

Jackson said...

Hey Karl, thanks for visiting my blog. I love your dare challenge! Listen, I know I said I hate all cats, but as long as you don't come into my back garden we can be pals, OK? J x

Diamond said...

I have put up a bluetongue lizard post on my blog. It doesn't have a blog though.
http://diamond-cat.blogspot.com/2007/08/interspecies-friend.html

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

great challenge! lets see, who do i want to meet?
your woofie friend lucas seems very nice. i'm off to think of the animal i want to meet!

Charlie said...

What an awesomely good idea!
- Charlie

zevo calamari said...

cool idea.. but right now i am way too busy(and important) to do this...

Samantha & Tigger said...

We are still working on it!! Do we each have to have one or can we share one?
Your FL furiends,

Fritzamus Maximus said...

Hey, guys! Sorry we haven't been around in a while. The wretched Feeders were busy with their jobs and forgot to leave the computers on for us cats! Fortunately, normal service is resumed.

This is a cool challenge and we'll definitely be taking a look around the internets!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Karl,

We're working on this dare. Like you, we're hoping to make friends with a d-o-g! He's the same breed as some dogs that mom's family had when she was a teenager. We'll see if he's up to having some cats for friends.

~J&B

Chen & Ollie said...

Thanks for the great challenge, Karl and Anastasia! You're making the world a better place by promoting tolerance and kindness for all. Right on!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Lucas said...

Congratulations on the dare! It's nice to see everyone making new friends...especially when they are of different species. ;)

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Karl! I also made furrrends with the WATGOG!!!! Do I make two bages now or just one? He is cool and lives in the desert like me:)
Yep...furrrrenship is a serious good thing to nuture:)
Thanks for opening up our worlds....Miss Peachy

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

We have been trying and trying to make friends with Mr. Moth, but he always flies away. I do not think he has a blog either. We will keep trying.

Dicky Duck said...

Hello Karl, here is your tenant, Dicky Duck, the traveling duck. I hope you don't mind but I felt like I want to participate in this fun. Especially after I saw the watgog - I feel we have things in common and he agreed to be my nomss friend.
I tell you one thing: this is going to be one interesting friendship!
Yours, Dicky Duck

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I did it! I made a new friend! He's a dog and he lives on the other side of the world. We actually have a lot in common!

Kaze

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We did it too! And our friend is a dog in the U.K. Our tech-challenged secretary (Mom) had a little trouble with the badge, but she made it work to the best of her limited ability.

~J&B

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

WOW cool! I see Dicky Duck made furrrends with the WATGOG too! Your bean moves about in small circles in a very big world.
I live in the desert southeast of Washington. Our desert is full of sagebrush...no cool cactus:(
Our weather gets hot in the summer...*109 last month....yuccccky! I wish I could wander all around YOUR desert...and find a Watgog maybe, or a Roadrunner or a Tazmanian Devil or or or or....nahhhh no room for all the buttons on my sidebar hee hee. My lapdaddy will haveto put Jacksons photo in it for me... I am dumb that way.
Jackson came for a visit today! His birthday is August 15....i am gona give him a surprise party!
Purrrrs to ya both

Pablo said...

I did it! Come see!

Anita said...

Sorry, I need a bit more of time, because I have not had response still and could not have connected frequently to Internet this week. FANTASTIC INITIATIVE. I like it! Muhahaha!

Jeter and Mickey said...

Dear Karl and Anastasia,
I would love to invite Titus (the dawg) from The Furry Kids to be my NMSS Friend. I know that other cats have already asked him ... so I wonder if his photo can be on more that one page.
Please let me know so I can put this in motion!
Love--Mickey

Karen Jo said...

Yay! I found some NOMSS Friends and they are guinea pigs. They are so cute and they are just babies, so I can watch them grow up. I love this dare, Karl.

Pet's are 4 Life said...

We think this is a very good dare. Sadly no one accepted our offers to be non species friends. But we did have fun adventuring all over the blogosphere and beyond.

~Hunter & Napoleon~

Eric and Flynn said...

We haf been trying to git a NOMSS furrend,but the one we asked the uvver day hasn't replied so we asked anuvver one last night. We hope we git a reply this time.
pee-ess We haf gone back to our old template furr the time until we can git our linkies sorted out, but we haf got the award buttons saved.

Fox's Mom said...

My people is really technologically challenged, so she probably won't be able to figure out the links and stuff (like pictures, she embarrassess me, no pictures of ME yet!) But she caught me on the 'Net, and she says she knows some Boxers with Blogs that she's gonna ask...I mean, um, introduce me so I can ask.

Mozart

Fox's Mom said...

I just left a message at this great dog's blog, I hope she says yes! You can visit her at http://ivypaws.blogspot.com

Mozart

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Thanks fur da challenge Karl, we maded new frends all over da place!

Dragonheart said...

I finally posted about my NOMSS friend. :) What a great dare this was, Karl. :)

My NOMSS Friend

Caesar and Princess said...

Thanks for checking on us. we are working on it... hmmmm

we hope all of you are having a perfectly lovely week-end!!

Anita said...

Hi Anastasia and Karl,

In house of my friend of another species, they are passing a very sad moment. When she has spirits we will take part in your game.

Thanks for your comprehension. Purrrrsss.

The Furry Fighter said...

i used to have a NOMS friend called Dubbs, I will ask Meowmie to help me put a picture of him on my blog - and I am very happy you stopped by to see me
xxxx

Titus said...

I took the dare! Sweet!

DiNkErDoO said...

just too the Dare! i wanna be friends with a parrot, they sound soooo cool so i'm going to try find one if i can't then i'll just have to be friends with a dog or somthing :)

The Furry Kids said...

We took the dare, too!

Love,
Tazo & EG

Diamond said...

I have put my link on now to my blog. I have two interspecies friends on my blog of a blue tongue lizard and a tiger. I think the tiger is sort of more a friend of Lynettea's than mine and I don't think he is a very good friend of hers. I must warn her about making unsuitable friends.

Sassy Kat said...

What a fun challenge. A great way to meet new friends and to know your friends a little better. Also, this challenge allowed me to take this challenge to another level. So glad I did it!!! Thanks Karl!!!!

Ruis said...

I accepted the challenge, sweetheart. I know I had a little help ;) but Maya and Kena are two wonderful, sweet and funny woofies!!

Maya and Kena said...

Hey Karl!!
Ruis asked us to be his NOMSS furriends and we are honored to accept!!
This is a pawsome challenge!! :D
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena