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!


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

After I read #4, I wondered if she was missing teeth, and then you explained it in #6! I hope you and Rita (Ohnezahn) eventually learn to get along. It was nice of her staff to take her in since she needed a better home. I hope she stops hissing at you soon.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

I knew it! Jawohl! A new addition to the household! I love the name too. Toothless:) poor little kitty girl. Karl I know she will get to love you very are an irresistable boy cat:)
Love Miss Peach who just tagged you with a meme that I see you have already done MOL!

Stanley said...


Do you have a new sissy, buddy? Did the staff do a background check on her before bringing her into your house?

Goober love,

Daisy said...

I am so excited and happy for you, Karl! Mrs. Hissy Ohnezahn / Rita is so cute. I love her funny vampire face. I am sure Rita will settle down soon and stop hissing.

ps: Congratulations, did you see you are a Thursday Thirteen spotlight this week? Woohoo!

Ramses said...

I hope Mrs Hissy settles in soon, I now what it's like to feel all grumpy and hissy, but when I got over it I turned into Mr. Kissy! ;) You're a good cat sharing your nice home with a cat less fortunate than yourself, I'm sure she'll turn out to be ok! :)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

She's probly a bit skeered of yoo Karl, but we're sure yoo'll look after her.

Parker said...

Karl! How great of your staff to give a kitty a good home. I bet she stops with the hissy soon! She'll love you in no time!
::Hi Rita/Ohnezahn!::

Mickey's Musings said...

Karl,for all yer talk, I think you really don't mind sharing yer home wif a cat in need.Just give fer some time.
The secret is out,yer a nice cat Karl!

Sonya said...

I also wondered about the expression on her face! With missing teeth, I understand the look. We have five cats(four of which were strays) and a new stray has shown up at the door. He hisses at all of our cats but not at us. Very strange. And he has NO tail! None, nada, zip! He doesn't even have a nub.



How wonderful for you to accept Miss Hissy/Rita into your home...she sounds like she needs a great place to live. Just remember she feels like an outsider, give her a little space and in no time you two will be great friends.

Abby (who is still not friends with Boo after 2 years...oops I should not have told you that)

Christine and FAZ said...

This could be a good thing. Can't think of any reasons why it would be just yet but I am a waterbowl half full kind-o-cat so I am trying to search for the positives. Keep us in the loop on what happens next. FAZ
p.s. don't let my humans read this in case they get any ideas.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Wow, a new sisfur! Dat can be a good thing...didja try offering her a mousie? I don't know da protocol fur getting a new sisfur, I was da new brofur here and when mom and dad let me outa da cage I took my toys and offered dem to da gerls. It worked grate wif Sadie, Zippy only became my frend after I defended her from Sadie a cuppul of times. Hello Mrs. Hissy Ohnezahn, can we call yoo Hiss? I'm sure yoor gonna love yoor new home, and Karl, evenchooally.

Anonymous said...

Hmm... so this is perhaps a new companion and you aren't getting along. Well show her you are in charge and let it go at that!

Hot(M)BC said...

Wow, a new sisfur. I feel for you Karl. Just be careful you don't end up with 4 of them like me.
your bud Pepi

The Furry Fighter said...

oh my! an imntroooder that has come to stay! i hope she turns out to be nice to you Karl. you had better start imposing your Alpha maleness around must be kind of exciting, but obviously she will never fill Anastasia's shoes (Anastatsia would never allow that!).

ASTOR CATS said...

We don't know whether or not to say congratulations. Sure we can - Congratulations Rita/Miss Hissy - you gonna like it there with Karl. He's a real nice guy and you gonna be real happy.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Anonymous said...

I hope that you and Mrs. Hissy will be friends one day. She is just scairt now because she is in a strange place. She probably also senses Ana. It was very nice of your beans to give her a new home.

We are sorry about her missing tooths, that has to be hard for a kitty.

Anonymous said...

This is very exciting that you will have a new sister. I am very happy for you. This is a good thing, Karl.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Dear Karl, This new kitty in your house is very pretty. We hope that MissHissy will settle down soon. She looks a bit worried, so we think patience will be the main thing now. We wish you lots of happy days with your new friend.

Purrrrs and headbutts
Caesar and Prinnie

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Maybe you can give her a nickname you like once you get to be friends.

Hey we got stuck with the names Scylla & Charybdis and there is nothing remotely monstrous about us. Daddy has a warped sense of humor. Mommy assures us our names could have been worse IF she hadn't laid down some ground rules.

We hope you and Rita (Ohnezahn) become good friends. Maybe she will be more playful once she gets use to you and your new home.

~Scylla & Charybdis (Sockie ~Pooh is rambling around instead of blogging)

Boy said...

I think Mrs Hissy Ohnezhan sounds better than Wita!

Kate (Pablo's mum) said...

Lovely Rita, meter maid! You never know, Karl, she might turn out to be ok.

Zinger said...

why do they call her teeth canines when she's a feline?!
i think you should be nice to her so she'll play with you, but what do i know... i'm not nice to anyone

Anonymous said...

I love cats!

FREE Burma!!!

Bush slammed the UN and the rulers of Myanmar in his UN speech last week.

The UN must do something, but they never use military force to fight.
That is a huge problem.

Illegal drug fortunes are a BIG part of this.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
complete narco states

criminals in power
loving the corrupt drug war

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
shoot peaceful protesters

calling for democracy
which you must never allow

absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
keep trying communism

you can never KILL too much
pursuing Utopia...


Tara said...

Hi Miss Hissy! Be nice to Karl, he is a cool cat!


Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Karl you are a softie at heart. We hope she quits hissing and starts to play with you. Mrs. Hissy Ohnezahn/Rita. What a name and yes, she does need glasses. We saw you slay that javaleina. Mom is from Arizona and she knows them very well.
Your FL furiends,

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, congrats on being one of the featured TTs this week!

Sorry Miss Hissy's giving you a hard time. She'll come around. Or not.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Mrs. Hissy Ohnezahn!!

Ow Karl, I am certain that the hissing thing is temporarily.

She is beautiful and it gives me a warm feeling that the staff wants to give this girl a home!

Karl, Anastasia will never be forgotten!! Not by you and the staff, and also not by us!! Her spirit is alive, and it would not surprise me if Anastasia herself had a helping paw in the choice of your new friend. She knows you the best, so trust her!!

Love and purrs from Holland