This is my first Chrismouse go around and I wanted to be sure to share my day with you. This was one of the most neatest ideas I have ever heard of. My day started out with the mom and dad calling for me and when I decided that I would let them see me to my surprise there were many presents just for little old me!
Here I am posing with all of my gifts. The mom was sitting next to me but we had to photo shop her out of the picture as . . . well . . . she just woke up . . . she is in PJs . . . anyway she agreed with me on just showing her hand not the whole self.
The mom helped put a little hole in the paper so I could open my very first ever Christmouse gift!
Surprise! So many feathers jumped out of that little package, I don't know how they all fit inside. I just loved to keep smelling the feathers. Wonderful!
Awwwwwwwww, this is so cute! I was a long time ago I was featured at LOL and there was a stuffed kittie that CCL thought looked like me. The mom found out where to order one for me as a gift. I really like my look alike kittie.
THESE ARE MY MOST FAVORITE TOYS FOR SURE!!! Sorry I yelled, I just get really excited when I see these mice. I love to run and throw them all around. There is one problem with these mice, they disappear. I have no idea nor does the mom. We have looked and looked but cannot find them. Before I got these mice for Chrismouse I should have had 29 but we only can find 6. Wonder where they go to? Maybe I am hiding them but forgetting where that place is.
The opening of the presents and attention was a lot of fun. The mom had to get pictures of every minute of things but I sure was getting sleepy. I am thinking in this photo that if I close one eye I might be able to get a half a nap in. That way she can snap all the photos that she wants.
The half a nap idea wasn't working. I decided that I would just snuggle up with the new toys and catch a full nap. The mom will just have to deal with the closed eyes.
I am sorry that I haven't been around to visiting much this last week but I gave the mom a few days off and she took advantage of that. We have had a chat and I should get some computer time today to visit with my good friends. Only time will tell.
Wishing all of you the Merriest of Chrismouse ever. Hope you got all that you wanted Santa Paws to bring you.
Before you leave I have a gift for you, these are my most favorite toys that I play with. I must warn you that it is really easy to loose them. I cannot figure out where they go. Please help yourself and have a fun day!!
This is my first go around for Chrismouse and I must say that I have been having a blast! I wanted to share my cards with you . .
. . . this is the very first mail brought to me by the mailman. It was a Chrismouse card all the way from England. Before the mom would let me open it she wanted to take a photo for my blog.
From my good friends in England, Eric & Flynn
Once I opened my envelope I found a card from Eric and Flynn. I couldn't believe my eyes that this came from way across the ocean just for little me.
The yahoo is a nice thing too, it too delivered cards to me from my friends.
Olive & Opus my Italian relatives.
Jan's Gang minus the kitties, who didn't want their photos taken.
The Cat Realm Cats!
Momo my roomate the last several weeks.
One of my oldest friend, Asta. Not that she is old it is just that we have known each other a long time.
Ginger Jasper & her folks.
Mr Hendrix & his little bean.
I must now get ready to settle down and sleep, I have heard that Santa Paws does not stop at your house if you are awake. I am not taking any chances so I am hitting the sheets early in the day. Before I do doze off to sleep I want to wish all of my dear friends a very Merry Chrismouse and hope that all you have wished for come true this Chrismouse day!
I probably won't be able to visit for a couple of days I have decided to give the mom a day or so off from having to work for me. That is my gift to her. Will miss all but soon will visit again.
The other day a package arrived in the mail for me from my secret paw, it came all the way from New Mexico sent by Meeko and Kiara. The mom said that she would put the package under the Christmas tree and I could open it when it got closer to the big day. I didn't like this idea as I wanted to right away see what was inside. After looking as cute as I could I convinced her that I should open it asap and not wait.
You cannot imagine my excitement as I opened my package and saw so many gifts that were just for me! One of my favorites was something called cat nip. There was this mousie and some nip that went inside of it. Boy did I like that a lot. I played like I was the king of the jungle and really gave him what for, then when I got mellow I kind of loved on the mousie.
Here I am posing with all of my wonderful presents sent to me by sweet Meeko and Kiara. Notice my beautiful pink collar along with my other gifts: my favorite white mice to throw around, two brown wobbly brown balls with feathers on them, my mousie nip toy, extra nip, and a refrigerator magnet from New Mexico.
Thank you so much secret paws pals Meeko and Kiara how nice of you to send me such lovely gifts and how so nice that the mailman brought them to my house.
I'm not here today, I'm over at the auction fun raiser for Fiona. Head over there and check out all of the items waiting for your bid. All proceeds are going to help Fiona with her medical vet bills. Come on over and check things out.
The CB VSquillions are hosting a fundraiser auction slated to start December 14 running through January 31. All proceeds will go to help pay for Fiona's medical expenses, she is having surgery the Tuesday after Christmas. There are a lot of great items on the auction block and hopefully new items will be added each week. And guess what else? I am going to be the auctioneer on this one and is looking forward to this great event!
ps: The VSquillions are not up for bids at the auction they are helping to host it.
Exciting news today! Olive is coming to the states from Italy for a visit with Momo and me and she is stopping off in NYC to pick up Asta. Girls only visit this time.
Olive pulls the MFV in front of Asta's apartment.
Photo by Asta & Gracie
In Arizona picking up Mrs. Oz.
As a surprise for me, which I didn't find out until their arrival, Olive and Asta had heard that Mrs Oz just needed to get away from The Cat Realm for a short while. Living with all of those guys out there in Arizona I think we females can all relate to that. Olive wasn't sure how to get back to Indiana from out west so she picked up a road atlas and was checking out the best way to get here while Asta happily started to load Mrs Oz's luggague into the MFV.
Momo & I watching the sky for the arrival of our dear friends.
Every night since Momo arrived, well over a week, we would go outside in the evenings and scan the sky to see if they were coming. I am not sure what took them so long in getting to my place, maybe Olive and Asta were up to something in NYC.
At last the MFV was spotted and you can imagine to our happy surpise seeing Mrs Oz with them, coming for a visit with us too! This is going to be one fun get together! I will have photos soon showing some of the girls only things that we were doing.
I am proud, honored, and happy to announce that I am now the official CB VSquillion Shelter Keeper! You see it all started out when I contacted KC over at the VSquillion adoption shelter inquiring if I could adopt a VSquillion and was wondering when adoptions would be made available again. I mentioned that I would like to have a brother or sister and this too would honor my sister, Sassy, who I never met. I thought with the holidays and all making family the top of the priority list that this would be a good time to do this. Emails went back and forth between us and it was proposed and accepted that I be the CB VSquillion Shelter Keeper.
Snowflake Squillion 2009
You can see in the first photo that we have plenty of cute VSquillions just waiting to find a new home and there is even a special holiday Snowflake Squillion available for adoption December 1-December 31 only.
This is a photo Momo took of me inside the shelter. I was making sure that all the VSquillions were settled in after having been with me the whole day while I was in training. There is a lot to know and learn at the shelter and the VSquillions were very cooperative working with me and helping me out with all of my questions I had for them.
Even though I didn't want to leave because I was having so much fun Momo convinced me that we would be back in the morning so we headed outside and she took this photo of me outside of the adoption shelter.
If you are interested in adopting a VSquillion head on over to the shelter and check things out. You will find all kinds of valuable information such as the process, history, and the names of all of the adoptees.
I can hardly wait until my training is over
ps: Meet Pearl she is my new sister. My VSquillion adoption has been processed and she is here! I have a sister!! Pearl is getting settled in right now in her new home and later I will post more and let you know more about her.
Since Momo arrived for her visit with me we have just been taking things easy. We are getting to know each other, watching tv with the folks, getting lots of naps, and most importantly keeping up with our blogs and emails. Yesterday I received some most exciting news from CCL Wendy at LOL/Spot. The message read like this "Hi Gracie--it's me again! Your LOLs are up on the LOL Spot already!"
You can imagine my surprise because earlier in the day I had asked CCL Wendy about being on her blog. I had no idea that it would be so soon. I am so honored that CCL Wendy featured me today on her blog with a bio, photos, and funny saying under each. My mom doesn't know how she can keep coming up with the cute sayings. The last photo was of me and a cute little plush kittie toy that looks like me. I must find where the store is that sells it and buy it.
Thank you Wendy for doing this for me. The mom is showing all of her friends and Momo and I . . . well . . . we keep going back and rereading it.
I am so excited about this! I am now an LOL kittie!!
ps: Momo and I will be unavailable for the next few days, will fill you in later. Love to all!!
I am hosting my good friend Momo for a visit at my place. You see I found out not too long ago that her SS, servant and slave, was going away for several weeks leaving her all alone. We both decided that it would be the purrrfect time to have her fly over to the states and we could get to know each other better.
Momo was to arrive on Monday but with the holiday travelers flights were bumped and delayed. Finally Momo arrived one day later than planned. At the airport I had a sign with me so she would be able to recognize me. We had no trouble finding each other and exchanged hugs, kisses, and gifts at our first face to face meeting.
Coming in so late and knowing that Momo would be tired I headed straight to my house. We did a little girl talk, played, ate, and then decided to try and take a cat nap.
We will be having so much fun while we are together. Momo doesn't know it yet but there is a surprise coming up in the next couple of days for her. I know she will like it.
This was my first Thanksgiving and I must say it was a good day. The mom was busy in the kitchen proving that she still remembered how to do things out there and even turned out delicious gravey to much surprise to the dad. The grandma was here along with close friends for fun, food, Wii games, and wine. I got a surprise soft delicious food from a can. I used to eat this when the mom started feeding me when I picked her but she said it made me do stinkies. I am trying really hard today not to do that so she will give me more.
Now that the big day is over it was time for me to check out the adds in the newspaper. From what I am hearing I think Christmas is the next big day and there are presents involved. I am making a list and will leave it where the mom and the dad can find it.
What's this? I have just been informed that the grand daughter and her folks are coming today for Thanksgiving again. I also found out that pork loin isn't the traditional food for Thanksgiving. Today will be the real turkey day and all that goes with it. Yeah! The gramdma will be coming over too. I like her, she give me attention that I really enjoy getting.
Well I think I will get some rest while the mom is back out in the kitchen doing her magic. This is going to be another great day. I even think I will get more of that soft canned delicious kittie food!
The day is finally here. Time for the Annual PurrFurMance Review so I called the mom into our office to go over things with her. So here goes . . .
Quantity of Output: has your purrson posted to your blog daily to give you maximum exposure worldwide and make you famous Heck no. Needs to improve greatly, my sidebar counter tells it all. I don't think that the mom is going outside of the states to visit and I would like to increase my worldwide traveling. I have discussed what could be done in this area to help the situation.
Quality of Output: are you, as snoopervisor satisfied with your purrsons choice of photos, words: the creativity, imagination, truth, fun, and general interests in your postings Outstanding! Never uses an unflattering photo or tell secrets. When taking photos the mom always takes at least two to twenty depending on her mood just to make sure that the photo will come out. I will say that when she uses the flashy thing it does get old and I find that I will run away so she must try to not to over shoot. She is also great about not posting embassaring photos of me doing things that I wouldn't want others to see.
Client Pawticipation: does your purrson provide sufficient ways for your fans to contact you and for you to contact them Set up email account, link lists, and follow blog list. Way to go! Also the mom lets me visit a little each day (well most days) and tries to find a couple of new friends each day that I can visit.
Pawticipation (Part II): does your purrson allow you to take part in fun blog world special events, parties, contests and more Needs to improve. Know I am missing parties but effort is made. Am a secret paw and been to several parties. I even went to a wedding in the fall and don't miss too many Gotcha Day parties.
Client Satisfaction: are your friends purrlingly contented with what they see and read on your blog Have not seen any complaints. I try to ask when we make changes (always change things for the holidays) to colors and new set up ask for suggestions if any of my friends see something wrong. This helps a lot.
Overall Rating & Comments & Suggestions for improvements In the purrrfect world I would blog every day with lots of photos and words. I would visit all my friends on my link list and meet at least five new friends a day to visit. I would also go to every party that was given and adventure there was to go on. OK, enough of the purrrfect words! I think the mom has made an effort to post and visit as much as she can, though some days I think more could be done, and will continue to work with her on this area. She has been trying to make my blog different from her other blog, trying to make it all about things I am up to. On the whole I think she is doing a good job but I always feel, and she always told her own children this, that there is always room to improve. With that being said I have decided to give her a three paws review making her score a High-.
This morning I decided to check my blog and you can imagine my surprise when I saw that the last post was made on Monday a little after noon. Let's see Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FRIDAY!
The more I thought about this the more unhappy I became! There is no excuse for the mom ignoring my important things that I need done. I have spent a lot of time today thinking about how I can get her to work better for me but have not come up with too many good ideas at all. Do any of you have this problem regarding your mom?
The stress of all of this along with the thinking I had to do has completely worn me out. I think I will deal with this problem later.