December 31, 2010

And The Winner Is

Today is the day we have all been waiting for!  The drawing for the FUNraiser Holiday Photo Contest has been done and we now have a winner to announce!

The grandbean is visiting and had offered to do the drawing for me. I had the mom write all the entry names on pieces of paper and put into a beautiful Christmas box. Then the dad mixed and mixed the pieces of papers up . . .

. . . I made one final inspection to make sure all 26 entries were in the box and we were ready to go ahead with the drawing . . .

. . . Cara closed her eyes and I also closed my eyes . . . no peeking was a rule for the drawing . . .

. . . ta da . . . WE HAVE A WINNER . . . and the winner is . . .

December 24, 2010

Santa Claus & Santa Paws

It's another holiday for the humans again. Which means company with lots of people or them going away. This got me thinking that I might be able to do something special for Christmas. I immediately came up with the purrrfect thing to do so I contacted the gang, Opus, Olive, Karl, Ruis, and Momo, and Asta to see if they would like to join me on one last adventure for 2010 . . .

. . . Santa liked the idea of having extra help and we were given instructions from him on how to be the purrrfect Santa Paws helpers . . . with the extra help Santa had we finished up our passing out of the presents to all that are good ones early . . .

on Santa's cycle: back: Olive & Momo  front: Karl & Ruis
on Opus's cycle: Gracie & Asta

. . . now our time was free and we were headed on a road trip with Santa . . .  just like in the movie Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda . . .  just the wind hitting us in the faces . . . oh we checked with the police and they  gave us some magic dust to keep us extra safe so we all wouldn't have to wear the safety helemts on this trip . . .  we didn't know where Santa was taking us . . . he seemed to have a specific place in mind so we just tagged along . . .

This is beyond great! The beach . . . nice and warm . . . relaxing . . . everyone doing what they like to do . . .

Wing girls & Santa l-r: Asta & Momo
back: Opus, Olive, Karl, & Gracie

. . . our day at the beach went by way too quickly . . . now it was time for Santa to head out . . . we posed by his jet plane for a final group shot . . . the time went all too quickly . . . we were not ready to have this adventure end . . . was this the final photo?  You will have to come back and see for yourself.

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas filled with fun and love!

December 20, 2010

Monday Mail

Today I get to post about my mysterious Box #2. This was sent to me by my good friends over at Forty Paws. My package arrived quite awhile ago but the mom is so far behind in things she is just now getting around to helping me post about my wonderful gift from the Forty Paws gang.

When I opened the box I got the most wonderful sniff of nippie, wow! It was such a great smell that I got so busy playing that I almost forgot about the important part . . . what was inside the box waiting for me . . .

. . . I got everything out of the box . . . there was this beautiful pink blankie and a lot of round white thingies but best of all was the cat nippie that was on EVERYTHING! I just couldn't help myself . . . I sniffed and sniffed then . . .

. . . well as I have said once and I will say again a picture is worth a thousand words . . . the playing went on for quite awhile . . . wow ...

. . . while I was busy doing my thing mommie put together my blankie and white pieces of thingies and oh my gosh, to my surprise was the most beautiful hammock I have ever seen.  Of course there was nippie on the blankie and I had more major sniffing and playing to do . . .

. . . this was the most wonderful present. What wonderful friends I have over at Forth Paws! Thanks bunches!! They wanted me to have my own hammock and knew I wanted one as I was bidding on one over at the auction and lost the bid. They emailed me and said that they had one for me and wanted me to have it for all of the work I do at the auction to help others needing $$$$.

I just LOVE my hammock. The mom here has put it by our patio door so I can look outside and keep an eye on things going on . . . pretty much nothing goes by me that I don't know about and now I can be comfy when I am on patrol. Thanks soooooooooooo much for my wonderful present!!

If you would like your own hammock that could be possible because you see the Forty Paw's mom makes them. All you have to do is visit over at their place and click Dorf's picture on the right side of their blog. You will get all of the information needed to get one to be sent to you.

I am thinking we should start a hammock club or something. Do you want to join?

Oh, speaking of the auction I want to remind you that today is the last day to bid on items for week #1. Bidding will end tonight at midnight.

December 18, 2010

Caturday Saying

This post is dedicated to all our loved ones and friends who are no longer with us.
But they are never far away as they are close to us in our thoughts and in our heart.

If You Love Somebody Enough,
You Can Still Hear The Laughter
After They're Gone.

December 12, 2010

Snowy Sunday

I couldn't believe it! When I woke up this morning there was something different going on outside of my house . . .

. . . there was white stuff falling from the sky and covering all of our yard and pond . . .

. . . the mom called the stuff snow . . . it sure is pretty . . .

. . . I kept watching the stuff come down. Things are getting deeper outside. I am worried that it will take over all of our yard . . . the folks here aren't even concerned about things . . .

. . . this is my pond, it too is being taken over by the white stuff called snow . . .

. . . the mom said the snow is wet, cold, deep outside with the possibility of things getting deeper today and tomorrow. I am so glad that I have a furever home and am on the inside watching the outside make this transformation . . . I also am having a blast trying to catch some of those flakes.

If you are in the snowy area of the country I hope you are all warm and watching things from the inside of your house.

December 9, 2010

Dad & Me Plus An Auction

Most of you know that I have a mommie and a daddie but I usually have posts about the mom and me. Well today I thought I would  feature my daddie today. He is one heck of a nice guy, it is because of him that I am living in my wonderful furever home. He saw me way back in the summer of 2009 and knew that I was starving so he fed me . . . and the rest is history . . . anyway he and I are going to keep an eye on the auction for Brighton . . .

. . . the auction for Brighton has started today, December 9th, and will run through the end of December to help much needed $$$$ for all of the vet bills that Brighton's folks have to pay . . . I plan on keeping an eye on things but since the dad is here with me I might close an eye or two for a few moments to catch a little rest . . .

. . . for the first time ever the CB Auction is offering a special item up for bidding for a limited number of days on the block . . . you won't want to miss out on this . . . I might close my eyes a little more tighter as the dad is going to keep on top of things for me . . .

. . . anyway as I was saying . . . zzzzzz . . . zzzzzzzzz . . . zzzzzzzzzzz . . . zzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .

This month's auction for Brighton promises to have many items up for bid and something for everyone to want. Check it out!

December 6, 2010

A Christmas Package

The mom is good for her word and today she is posting about one of my packages that arrived in the mail. Of course she had to pose me waiting patiently for her to get to the important stuff, like helping me open it! You can see by my face that I was not happy about the wait.

Anyway, this package came all the way from The Creek Cats. I had no idea what was inside except that it was a present, ordered from The Creek Cat's mom's store Etsy, from my sister that lives in Italy and my nephew, Opus, and my niece, Olive.

. . . at last the box is opened! I carefully look inside and saw a Christmas card from The Creek Cats along with yummy Temptations and play mice. Then I noticed something that was carefully wrapped in bubble paper.

Once the mom here helped me get things unwrapped I saw a beautiful portrait of me along with notecards. You see The Creek Cats mommie is an artist and did this painting taken from a photo of me. What a wonderful artist she is! I kept checking out the painting and am thinking that I am one cute little kittie if I do say myself.

I am so happy with my present and thank the wonderful artist from The Creek Cat Family. Their mommie has a store, Etsy, filled with so many great items for sale so if you are interested in having a portrait of you made or are in need of special gifts go check okut things at her store.

The mom put the portrait up on our mantel, think it looks pretty good up there. I want to thank my sister, nephew and niece for this lovely present and also for the mom of The Creek Cats for her wonderful work! We all love my portrait!!!

One package down, and three more to go. Will post about those on another day.

December 3, 2010


Thank goodness it's Friday! That means the weekend is coming up and the mom has promised that she will finally let me open my boxes, yep you read tha right there is more than one, that have been sent to me on Saturday or Sunday. I say it is about time as they are stacking up and I don't think that is very nice of her not to let me get to things. I have been biting her a lot whenever I get the chance and she doesn't like it. Well if she were smart she would put two and two together and come up with the point I am trying to make. You help me open my boxes that were delivered to me and I will (might) stop with the biting.

November 28, 2010

A Sunday Mystery

The folks here are not getting it! Try as might might to let them know they are not understanding me. You see

Photo Taken 25 September 2009

our house is shrinking. It has been happening ever since I moved into the house to become the inside kittie. It started out slowly with things getting smaller and I have proof. I used to fit in between the spindles on the stairs. I had lots of room to spare . . .

Photo Taken 9 November 2010

now it has come to this. I have to squeeze and wiggle to make myself fit and there is not extra room beside me. They just act like all is well with the world and nothing to worry about. I am thinking at this rate we will all be living in a doll house or something. Oh what to do!

November 25, 2010

Thankful Thoughts

Wishing all of my friends a blessed Thanksgiving! May you enjoy the day surrounded by family, friends, and love.

November 24, 2010

And The Winner Is . . .

The Thankful Photo Contest held over at the auction to help Derry out with some vet bills has come to a close and now it is time to pick the winner . . .

. . . the mom wrote down all the names of those that entered the contest on a piece of paper . . . put the papers on the floor and carefully watched me to see which one I would pick . . . this was a great responsibility and not one that I took lightly . . .

. . . after careful consideration a choice was made and I had the winning name in my little paw . . .

. . . I wasn't sure if I should let anyone know because I knew this was top secret information that I had. The mom reassured me that it would be OK for her to know and she would then let those over at CB know so they could announce the winner . . .

. . . with that being said I let her see the name. And the winner is . . .  Be sure to stop over and leave your congrats.

I hope those that entered had as much fun with the contest as I did seeing your photos and finding out what you were thankful for.

The last week of Derry's auction starts November 25 and runs to the end of the month. So if you get tired of all the football games on tv head over to the auction and check out the new items that are up for bid.

November 21, 2010

Keeping An Eye On Things

I have been busy with the auction Thankful Photo Contest that is taking place that is going on right now. The auction and contest is being held for Derry and all of the $$$$ will go to the vet bills. The photo contest ends at midnight on Monday so if you haven't entered there is still time. Be sure to go over to the auction and see the many friends that have entered the contest and all that they are thankful for.

Now I know some of you might think that I am sleeping here but really I am keeping a careful eye on all the happenings at the auction . . . zzzzzzs . . . zzzzzzzs . . .  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzas

November 17, 2010

Thankful Contest

Over at the auction for Derry we are having a Thankful Photo contest November 17-22. Be sure to check out the rules and enter if you would like. All photos will be excepted, even the photo shop ones. Names will be put in a drawing and the winner will receive $20.00 worth of gifts pawpicked out by me.

I am thankful for my family: Daddie, Mommie, & the Granbean

There are many things to be thankful for and this is the time of year when we take extra special notice of these things. So if you would like to enter head over to the auction, leave a donation for Derry, and send me your photo. I would like to see what you are thankful for.

November 16, 2010

Two on Tuesday

Sometimes happiness is right in front of you and it just takes awhile to figure it out. You see, I have been wanting a sibling so I could share in fun, playing, love, togetherness, snuggling, and everything that goes with having another furrie around the house. The mom and dad here just want to be a one kittie family so you can see the problem . . .

I enjoyed my visit with Hugo, the cute pink hippo, that visited with me the other week. We shared in so many things that after he left I missed him. It was then that MinnieME and I reconnected and have spent the last couple of weeks of spending lots of time together . . .

. . . I am not sure who came up with idea first but we both realized how much we cared for each other as play friends but we wanted to become sisters! We love each other so much and each of us wanted a sibling . . . and the mom and dad didn't have a problem with this idea . . .

. . . purrrfect! Why it took us so long to see what was right in front of us we will never know. We will be sharing the blog, adventures, and anything else that comes our way.

So, I want to introduce all of you to my sissie MinnieME. I know you will all like her a lot. Don't you think that we looks a lot alike?