Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Here are 13 reasons for you to accept IDYA#3 (I Dare You All #3) which will be posted tomorrow, Friday November 2nd at 7 am Pacific Time.

1 - Once again: you do not have to wear a pink wig.

2 - As a matter of fact: you do not have to wear ANYTHING.

3 - You can dare your nomss friend to do it too. And if you don't have a nomss friend this is a good opportunity to make one.

4 - It will be a lot of fun for you to do.

5 - You do not need Photoshop! The use of any picture editing program is actually strongly discouraged!

6 - You might feel really good after doing it.

7 - You will receive another fabulous button to put on your blog.

8 - One word: REVENGE!

9 - It will be revealing.

10 - It will be fun to watch how the others do it.

11 - It will be a bit different from what you usually do.. .

12 - If we get more participants than we had at the last Dare we will ALL wear the Groucho Marx glasses!

13 - It was Anastasia’s last Dare. She had it all written down right after the Pink Wig Challenge and then I came up with my nomss friend idea and got so excited about it that she said: “What the hell Karl. Just do it, I can wait.” She couldn’t, as it turned out. So I hope you will all accept the challenge in honor of her!

Those last two points should be reason enough for everybody to attend!!!!

noms Costume Winner

The winner of the noms costume Halloween contest 2007 is
Baby Mao as a skunk!


A big thank you to the panel of judges

Titus, Dragonheart, Mickey Mantle, Pickles and Gadget, Bob and Patrick, Archi Ann, Stanley.
This was not easy to decide with so many amazing noms costumes in the running and it was a very close victory!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Only 3 more days untill the next IDYA!

This Friday November 2 I will post Anastasia's last "I Dare You All"!
Check out her Halloween appearance at her

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mancat Monday

I hope the cuddling helps! And I let Miss Peach wear my glasses to cheer her up!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Cherish Meme for Miss Peach

Our good friend Chairman Mao tagged us for this wonderful meme: Here are the rules for the Cherish meme, as written by Adan:

Hey, everyone, this time, I decide to start this cherish meme, here are some ways (depends on which person you write), and bring our love to Miss Peach~! She always makes us know what love is!

1. tell us what is the most sweetest warm thing you will do to your mommy (what is the sweetest thing that your kitty will do to you)

2. And, hug your mommy, tightly... (and, hug your kitty....tightly...)

3. Tag your good friend...

4. Leave your computer, and continuing hug each other...

Karl: I go between the legs of my staff and roll over and rub all against them and give their ankles little love bites and look at them adoringly. And purr loudly. Which I don't do a lot, my purring usually is very silent.

Mrs. OZ: I am new and I only do this today for Miss Peach! I go and sit on the human's chest and put my paws left and right of their neck and purr.

Emil: I touch them with just one paw, very softly and give them the look! The one that lets them melt like butter! Hahahahahahaha - I am GOOD!

In the spirit of the Ballici to spread this meme fast for Miss Peach to get better fast I tag several cats too:
Mr. Hendrix

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fashion Friday

Emil got into Anastasia's things.
I am not sure if I want to cry or to laugh......

Please everybody: go over to Miss Peach and help her get better!!!I feel bad - I stole this wonderful picture (with permission) and when I wanted to give credit I realized I forgot where - I am bad! Please whoever knows who created this beautiful picture - let me know!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Toesies Tuesday

My first Toesies Tuesday ever! This is my left hind paw. You can see how rough it is from walking around in the desert!
But wait till you see Emil's paws! They are gigantic!!! The problem is to get them in the flashy box because he moves them constantly....

Monday, October 22, 2007

Too Sad to Post

Please sign the petitions, see sidebar: Burma, the starved dog, animals matter.
Purr and pray for the animals and humans in the wildfires in California; the animals who died and got sick from the poisoned food; all the beings who suffer.

We are overwhelmed by the evil in this world today, so we will try and meditate on the good things that are hopefully there too.
Like this: Thank you Gattina for the wonderful header! She made it for us out of the goodness of her heart.

Please Sign The Pettiton

An artist had a dog starve to death in the name of art! Despicable!!!!
Read the story and take action
here, thanks.
Tell your nomss friends.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mancat Monday

Here is a picture of me from a trip to New York. As you can see - it was COLD! Snow! So I am wearing my lion head to be warmer! And in the background you can see "The Gates"!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fashion Friday

This is the Halloween costume contest team entry for The Cat Realm!

Do not forget to enter the

noms costume Halloween contest !!!!!

We do already have some great entries - but come on - let's get some more!

Enter now!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Manic Monday

Award Sunday

This is a great weekend! Mrs. OZ doesn't hiss at me anymore, Emil played with me a little (!), the party at Jack's was GREAT and I got two more awards!!!!!
The wonderful
Skeezix awarded me the Community Blogger Award, and I quote:
Cuz his NOMSS challenje wint a long way toward helping us make frends with other kreechers. Ixsept vishus deer, of korse. Purrhaps species-prejoodiss will become ixtinkt in owr lifetimes thanks to Karl". I am very humbled and proud at the same time!!! Thank you Skeezix.I want to give this award to Karen Jo for her awesome contribution to our community by doing a wonderful limerick almost every day for one of our community members.
And to
Emma and Kat. We learn so much about each other through her postings of Kat's Cat of the Day!
Thank you both for your contribution!

Ariel and Yao-Lin gave me the 'I love your blog' award. I am so honored! Thank you both very very much!As they both gave it to me already I will have to invent another "I love your blog" award for them because I do love their blogs very much! As it is, I will give this award to
Chairman Mao
Maggy and Zoey

Saturday, October 13, 2007

We Are Partying and Sweet Award

No one home... we are over at Jack's party....

By the way: the squillions name is Kalle Blomquist (a character by
Astrid Lindgren) - as soon as I read Yoggie's suggestion I knew that was the perfect name!!!

Do not forget to enter the
noms costume Halloween contest!

I got an award!!!! Caesar and Princess gave me the Sweet Award, thank you so much!!!
I like to award this sweet little piece to Monte, Tyler, Benjamin Fuzz and Missy.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fahion Friday

Here are the results:
The Gucci glasses won with 34%, closely followed by Chanel (29%).
Many of you remarked that they really liked the color of the Oakleys - so I decided to give Mrs. Hissy OhneZahn (Mrs. OZ for short) the Guccis in the color of the Oakleys. And keep the Armanis for special occasions.

Emil might be only four month old but he knows what he wants: Jean Paul Gaultier, he said, end of discussion. Nevertheless, the butler had gotten him the cutest red round (no designer) glasses already. And I really liked those, so Emil agreed to keep them for special occasions too.

I guess now I need an extra pair too.....

Any suggestions?

Do not forget to enter the
noms costume Halloween contest!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Here we go again! 13 things about yesterday's picture...

1. The poor squillion was abandoned and put up for sale ($1.-!) at a local thrift store. The maid had never heard of squillions, let alone seen one, before I started blogging. But having been exposed to them now she felt that she needed to rescue it. Which she did. I immediately gave it some glasses (also from the thrift store…) so it fits in. No name yet. Suggestions anybody?

2. No, the cat in yesterday’s picture is NOT ME. I think
Dragonheart was the only one to actually realize that. But it is understandable - even the staff has problems…. We look VERY much alike!

3. His name is Emil, after
Emil und die Detektive.

4. He is almost four month old, really big for his age, and already neutered.

5. Mrs. OZ and I had informed the staff that we will agree to tolerate each other, stop with the hissing and be amiable but most probably there will not be much wrestling, chasing, or cuddling in our mutual relationship.

6. I should have known that was a bad move…. A day later Emil arrived….

7. It seems the staff is determined to have a wrestling, chasing, playing buddy for me again.

8. How do they come up with all these cats in need??? Apparently Emil was born to a feral cat who rejected him and his two sisters, so a friend of the butler raised them. And was of course looking for homes right when the staff realized that Mrs. OZ wasn’t working as a play partner….

9. Emil prefers to play with the staff. Probably because he was raised by beans he takes to them more than to other cats. With one exception: Mrs. OZ, can you believe it!

10. So here is the situation: I wouldn’t mind playing with Emil, grooming him and maybe cuddle a bit. But he doesn’t really let me.

11. Emil would love to socialize with Mrs. OZ, who HATES him! (You should hear the hissing!)

12. Mrs. OZ only wants to sit on the staff, maid or butler makes no difference to her.

13. I hope it will all be sorted out. But if they add one more cat I will emigrate!!!
I mean it!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

P.S. Yes, it is my gotcha day but I don't have a party this year.....

Monday, October 8, 2007

Gotcha Day Halloween Contest

Instead of having a party for my third 'gotcha' day I decided to post my
noms Halloween costume contest".
The price is the newly designed
nomss friend T-shirt!
Skeezix gave me the idea (Thank You Skeezix!) and it is very easy.
Everybody in the
Halloween costume contest who is dressed in a different species costume is eligible (one entry is already there: a cat as a bat!).
here to participate, where you also find the rules. A panel of judges from different species (I will announce the names later, I am still awaiting some confirmations) will decide on the winner. Deadline 10/28/2007.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Free Burma! and Thursday Thirteen

Free Burma!

Thursday Thirteen: 13 things about yesterday's picture:

1. Maybe it was a hallucination. Or possibly a stuffed animal.

2. It could be temporary.

3. Afraid not. I overheard the staff talk...

4. It is called 'Rita'. I immediately changed that name to Mrs. Hissy Ohnezahn.

5. She hisses at me.

6. She doesn’t have upper canines (therefore the strange expression on her face, her lower canines stick out like little vampire teeth).

7. 'Ohne Zahn' means 'without tooth' in German. Hissy is self explanatory...

8. I really do miss Anastasia! That would never have happened with her in the house! She would not ever have tolerated another cat! Never!

9. So what if Mrs. Hissy Ohnezahn needed a home. And the staff thinks I need a companion. Come on guys, it isn’t quiet that simple...

10. So far Mrs. Hissy spends most her time up in that niche over the fireplace. And when she sees me she hisses at me. And she looks like a total bore. I don’t think she is interested in any kind of recreational activity, let alone playing with me.

11. The staff tells me she is about a year older than I am, which makes her around 6 years of age and that she really needed a better home than the one she was in. Why mine???

12. O.K. Now if she really needed a home and will let up with the hissing and stuff she can stay. You know me, I am Mr. Do-Good, right? Just don’t get on my nerves, Mrs. Hissy Ohnezahn!!! But no matter if you drop the hissing or not – you are stuck with the name!

13. And eventually you will have to wear glasses, too!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Screenshot Meme

My sweet friend Ariel tagged me for this meme. Very interesting meme. Very revealing too....
The cats in the picture are very good friends of the maid who used to live here in Tucson but then moved away, first to Florida, then to Vermont, and now they live in New Hampshire. And yes, the maid flew to all those places to visit them!

Here are the meme rules:

Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop.It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. Here’s how you can do a screen capture:

1.Go to your desktop and press the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).

2.Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and doing a Paste (CTRL + V). If you wish, you can “edit” the image before saving it.

3.Post the picture on your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop if you want. You can explain why you prefer such a look or why it is full of icons. Things like that.

4.Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well. I tag:Starbuck, Jack, Bogdan, Yao-Lin, William, Chase

5.Add your name to the list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants. Others who have played:Francine of La Place de Cherie Chez Francine Bloggishi Unchained Melody LadyJava’s Lounge Mariuca Revellian Dot ComDesktop Emila’s Illustrated Blog Spiff, The Spaceman Rolando Brown Baron The Kat House MAX Mother's Home! I Was Born2Cree8 Skittles' Place Faz the Cat Sweet Ariel The Cat Realm

Thank You Tuesday

Yesterday I got wonderful mail! Miss Peach - and I hope she is doing better and better! - sent me the most beautiful things: a cat charm, with a fish and a cat head, and a beautiful bead. And a bookmark that has Anastasia in the sky etched into it. And a very sweet poem, Escapade by Karen A. Tutkowski. Thank you Miss Peach!
And I got the Sock Kitty named Anastasia from Monte Q's Mom Bean. She named the Kitty Anastasia when she listed it in her Etsy Shop and "
it sold less than an hour later by an anonymous fan of your blog! They thought it was only right that you have her." Isn't that sweet?
Thank you, Anonymous, so much!
And thank you to everybody who signed the Burma petition! Don't forget that this is far from over and people in Burma are suffering! Like many other people, in many other parts of the world! Let us be thankful for everything we have and share with the ones who are not as lucky.