Monday, March 24, 2008

Trying To Catch Up...

First of all: Miral is still at the VET and REALLY needs purring - see Kattenpraat for updates. They are very worried....

And lots happened while we were first in Ireland and then in the Jacuzzi - so we are trying to catch up!

First the awards:

Charlie presented Karl with the TOTALLY HIP BLOGGER AWARD! Here she is in her own words:
I would like to thank the totally hip, coolest and funnest cats, who were super-quick with the photos, goodhumoured and loads of fun to be with in blogland (I look forward to more!): Karl, Ruis, and Asta! You are the very first recipients of the TOTALLY HIP BLOGGER AWARD! Now you must pass it on to three hip bloggers to perpetuate the spirit of hip-ness, for which, if you need any help, you can refer to Zaphod Beeblebrox, who said, "I'm so hip, I can't see over my own pelvis!" Congratulations!"

Thank you so much Charlie, what an honor! I like to pass it on to Mike, Faz, Cecil

wildcatsthree presented us with the "Wonderful Site Award" This award was created by Gentle Annie, who has her own website with beautiful pictures and poetry about pets and life that's worth checking out as well. Here they are in there own words:
These crazy cats have a real knack for entertaining their visitors; their world cruises, gala events and special effects that their "servants" create are legendary. If you haven't visited them before, we highly recommend you stop by. You'll be glad you did".

We are tickled pink! Thank you so much wildcatsthree for giving us this great award!
We would like to give this to the Cat Blogopshere, the wonderful site that brings our community together!

Now the games!

Skeeter tagged us for a meme. Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. Open to page 123

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people and post a comment to
Empress once you post it to your blog so “I” (empress, not us) can come see!
The book is
"Biological Exuberance" by Bruce Bagemihl
"In most respects, by trying to answer the question "Why do some animals engage in homosexual behavior?" scientists have simply found an opportunity to continue many of the same homophobic attitudes documented in the preceding chapter (while ignoring the biases inherent in such a question in the first place).

Significant numbers of zoologists are willing to concede that same-sex courtship, copulation, and pair-bonding are indeed "sexual" or "homosexual" activities.

However , they commonly propose alternative explanations for these behaviors premised on the notion that this activity is still in some way "anomalous" or "aberrant."
We tag Rascal, Mozart, Jazper

The Meaouwy Troops tagged Karl for the middle name meme.
Here are the rules:
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers,

2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name),

3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person (or blogger of another species) for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)

The problem is - I do not have a middle name! So I decided to use the opportunity and GIVE myself a middle name - made up from the facts about myself! Here are the facts:

Determined, not stubborn

A very dedicated caretaker

Not a morning cat

Intelligent beyond measure

Just a bit fastidious

Extremely polite

Very patient

Dadaaaaaa: my middle name is Danijev. O well. Never heard of it either....

Now we just have to find a last name for me, hahahahahahahahahahahahha.
I tag Dragonheart, Annie, Nelson, Isis, Jake, Eric, Veronica


admin said...

wow, so many great mews, catgratz furr your awards!

so now you have middle name due to this meme, hehehe.....dun forget to make it official to the state Karl:)

Mike said...

Hey, Buds,
I got your message for the award. Thanks...I'll post it on my regular site tomorrow or the next day.

I know it's confusing that I have my very own site and my portal site. Gretchen and I are trying to get the word out, because I'm starting to get into blogging more when I'm home. I'm linked at the end of Gretchen's post on Easter. That's where you'll find the real story behind the Easter Bunny visit.

You guys are so cool, Happy Easter...Mike

Motor Home Cats said...

Those were great awards and Memes. It was nice to know we aren't the only not morning cats out there.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

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

Congratulations on your awards! They are very well deserved. :)

Thanks for the tag! We did the middle name meme last Friday:

Middle Name Meme

Parker said...

Concatulations! And, I love your new middle name!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

What a great lot of awards you have, and all well deserved. Thanks for tagging us furr the middle name meme. We did it last week though, and you can find it here.

Irishcoda said...

wow, totally congrats on the awards. We signed the petition against the killing of cats in China. All that just for the Olympics? Please! This happened in Atlanta, too, only it was homeless people being rounded up and shipped out. God forbid we should see that a city has problems...

HRH Yao-Lin said...

hahahaha your humans are reading a book about Gay cats! I seriously think that you and Ruis should remake Brokeback Mountain cat style. I would pay good money to watch that!

Excellent post! haha x

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Congrats on all your awards. Totally hip blogger--now that is you Karl!

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh the CB says fanks for the award! Alla us repurrters is happy to do whats we can!

Yoo have a nise middle name now. Nefur mind yoo's nefur hearded of it a'fore. It's yooneek!


Queen Snickers, Empress and Princess Renna said...

haha Luv the middle name! ~Queen Snickers

Tybalt said...

Wow! That was a lot of catching up!

I had mommy sign the petition for those poor kitties in Beijing.

Sassy Kat said...

Keeping Ruis's family in my thoughts and prayers. Just visited his place for the update on Murial. Hope that tomorrow will bring the news we all want to hear that she is feeling better and on her way to feeling better. A lot going on at your place, hang in there. Thinking of you, will not bother you with mailings.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Haha Karl, don't worry about furgetting we had already done the middle name meme. Our mum furrgets efurryfing. She's always writing herself notes and leaving them efurrywhere so she can read them.

The Devil Dog said...

Congrats on the awards, they are well deserved. Neat memes.
We will keep Miral in our thoughts.

Roxy & Lucky

Anonymous said...

that's a great middle name Karl :-)

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

You have avery unusual middle name, I am forgetting what it is as we speak....senile dementia setting in, I'm afraid.

Rascal said...

The book meme sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the tag. As soon as I can get Mom to help Me hold the book, I'll post my answers.

Mike said...


I picked up my award and I'm putting it on my site right after this comment.

I had to have my mom bean re-fix my site. Something wasn't quite right and doing that I lost all of my comments, but that's okay. At least I still have my site. When you link back to my site, copy the address line, it's changed just slightly. But if you get the portal by mistake, you'll see my regular site link there.

Hugs...your bud, Mike

Cecil the Cougar: said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW fanks for the award! I am so honored! I did not prepare a speech... I would like to fank myself and my toys and my crunchies and my stinky goodness and ...oh my Mommie too!