Thursday, July 31, 2008

This Is What I Did.....

I felt really very lonely here with Karl being on safari...
So I went to the local pound which is just overflowing with cats and kittens (foreclosures, students leaving for the summer, etc.) and I rescued a kitten. The maid had gotten a "Help! Adopt a kitten" sheet some days ago with lots of pictures of cats in jail, and one of the pictures was this:

Yes, I got the guy who the arrow points to. Because he is a ginger cat like me! O.k. I may be a very diluted ginger cat but check out my tail and my ears... And yes, I hiss at him constantly. But he already knows that it is just all show and no teeth - no pun intended....
I hope Karl will not be mad...

Imagine something like this would happen, oh my, oh my, what did I do...

And the kitten does the Monty Q.! So I entered him in the contest and I will introduce him to you now with the "outtakes" from our photo session. I used Emil's camera but I am not as good as he was. Yet.
Here is Tintin, the new kitten at The Cat Realm:

(Don't worry, he only goes out fully supervised by a human right now until he is bigger!)

And to tell you how we pronounce all our names I had the maid do a Voki recording for you, she'll say:
Mrs. OZ, Karl, Tintin, Emil and Anastasia

Get a Voki now!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Got Mail

As you might know, Karl and Ruis went to pay Sassy, Opus and Roscoe and Momo a surprise visit at their safari in South Africa.
And left me at home.

Didn't even ask if I would like to come.

So what if I did say that I don't like the outdoors, wild animals, jeep tours. That I think Africa is full of mosquitoes, snakes and dangerous predators...

They must have heard about my complaints because today I got a postcard from them:

And this is the front side:

So now I feel a little bad and I also wonder if I might have been a bit hasty with my actions here....
I wonder what Karl will say once he finds out what I did....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

We Are Crashing The Safari!

Remember how our romantic Antarctica cruise for two ended up with LOTS of visitors?
Now we are going to crash the
safari! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Ruis and I are off to Africa and you can read all about it at
our blog!

Happy Hunting! Hahahahaha - Picture hunting that is of course!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mancat Monday

This post is for the most awesome Mancat ever: my husband Ruis! Guess what he did?
He sent me a snuggle!!! He actually didn't send it himself but he bid on it and then had Diva Kitty send it to me directly.
First I hoped maybe he might come out of the package himself, hahahahahahahahaha!

Unfortunately he was not in there himself... But the wonderful snuggle was, and three squiggly things to play with and a beautiful card.

So I unfolded the snuggle and laid down on it and started dreaming about my Ruis right away.

And then I got up to do some stretching and guess what....

Maybe she tries to get back at me for this.....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Dragonheart

Alles Liebe und Gute und herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zum Geburtstag Dragonheart!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Another Award

Today we were making our rounds to personally extend our gratitude to all of you who participated in Emil's wake. And we realized that in our grieve and sorrow it slipped our minds to mention another award in our last post.
Miss Peach gave Emil this wonderful award:

And this is what she said:"...I would like the honor of giving this award to Emil for his talent that he amazed us with while he was a part of our world. Now in heaven, this will look very good on his resume!"

Thank you Miss Peach, we are sure Emil is very very proud!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Lots Of Thank Yous

Thank you everybody who came and participated in Emil's Wake. We very much appreciated it and were very touched. We will come by in the next few days to personally thank you all for being such wonderful friends.

We have some catching up to do. Already in May we got the 'Totally Hip Award' from
wildcatsthree. This is what they said: "...we always enjoy our visits to the Cat Realm because of their creativity and ability to entertain...their world travel and cruises around the blogosphere are a must see." WOW. That is quiet a compliment! Thank you so much Abby, Rosie, Jackie, Gidget and Lola.

In July Castle wrote: "...I think that Storm would have passed this award on to every single cat, creature and human that came by to wish her well on her final journey, and I would like to pass this on to all who have since visited us to make sure me and my meowmies are we pass this on to all of you!" Thank you Castle, we humbly accept this in honor of the wonderful Furry Fighter Storm - we will never forget you and always love you!

And Samantha and Mr. Tigger gave us the Arte y Pico Award.

'The ‘Arte y Pico’ award" was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. When you receive this award it is considered a "special honor". Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to 5 others.'
The rules for passing this honor on:

1) Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

We like to pass this award on to Opus and Roscoe, Rosetti and Kirara, Bendrix, all my In-Laws and last but not least to Omer who just lost his sweet little Forest. Please go over and give him some comforting purrs.

graphic by Zoolatry

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Wake For Emil

Our dear friend and bestest men Opus and Roscoe put together an Irish Wake for Emil.
We are just overwhelmed with gratitude, thank you so much dear friends.

We invite all of you who met Emil, maybe got to know him a bit, or maybe just heard about him, saw his "
Behind The Scenes" pictures or never even met him until now to participate in his wake.

Post your favorite Emil story, anecdote, or memory or just give your condolences.

Login: awakeforemil at gmail dot com

Password: inourhearts

Opus and Roscoe also made a picture of Emil arriving at the bridge, being welcomed by
Anastasia, Miral and Ralph.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cold Box Meme

Mindy and Moe tagged us for this great meme:
"A fun and simple MEME for the hot summer. Show us a photo of the front of your Cold Box and tell us about at least one thing on it and one thing you keep inside of it! Tag your friends and remember to stay COOL!"

And here is our Cold Box:

One thing on it:
On the upper front part to the left of Skeezix 'no vishus deer' button there is a picture of Patsy and Edina that the maid took off the TV once. She absolutely LOVES
One thing in it:

Now that is easy! In the upper part, the freezer, there is ALWAYS a bag of our main
We like to tag:

Opus and Roscoe
Chica and Pumuckl

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Traveling Tuesday

Our friend Dicky Duck, the traveling duck, finally has all the pictures of his last trip posted!
Some of you may know that he took the maid on a bus trip to Poland. There are a bit more than 400 pictures to watch:
Wroclav, Krakow, and lots more!
We hope you enjoy!
Go here for his blog.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

House Trashing at Mr. Hendrix

Emil would not want us to sit around and mope so we decided to go to Mr. Hendrix's house trashing party this Sunday, July 6! We will take Emil's camera with us - maybe someone volunteers to try and catch Bendrix and/or anybody else who misbehaves - which should be pretty much anybody who comes, hahahahahahaha - on film. See you there!