Monday, November 26, 2007

Mancat Monday: Seven Things

*whew*, us Ballicai are finally gettin to blog today -- thankies, Mom! It's been plumb wild around here lately what with family Thanksgiving celebrashuns, and then Momma hoggin the compooter somethin fierce for that novel-writin stuff she does.

Anyhows, I was taggied by my sweet new furriend Chase for the Seven Thingies Meme, and I thought me and Brainball would do it togethur -- make it a Mancat Seven Things Meme!

Okeydokeys, here goes:

1. Here's a pickshure of Brainball. Ain't he handsum?



He's our big Alpha Cat. Well, if you look real close at the top of his right eye, you'll see a scar. He had it before he lived with Momma and Daddy. He used to live with neybors, and them neybors abandoned Brainball when they moved away. So Momma and Daddy took him in. And Brainball used to spend a lot of time outdoors before he became Momma and Daddy's kitty, and Momma and Daddy are pretty sure he got that scar in a fight, when he still lived with those neybors. Brainball's a real sweet mancat, but he can be tough, and when he was youngur, he was superduper fierce and territorial.

2. When Momma and Daddy adopted Brainball, he was about three years old. And he became an indoor only cat. While he's always been sweet as can be with the beans, he stayed fierce when it came to othur kitties! Anytime he sawed anuther cat out on the back porchie -- espeshully a big tomcat-lookin cat! -- he'd go nuts. He'd puff up real big and huge and growl and howl like a mountain lion. He's a lot more easygoing now, and he is a gentle giant and a furry bennevolunt Alpha Cat. Sometimes he gets a little growly when he sees outdoor kitties, but nothin like how he used to be. He's mellowed out a lot, from what Momma sez.

3. I'm gettin BIGGUR! When I showed up as a stray kitty and Momma and Daddy tooked me in the housie, I was still a kitten, efun though I was close to a year old. Now I am about a year and a half. And I'm still growin! Momma and Daddy were lookin at me the othur day and they were struck by how Mancatly I looked, less boykitty and more Mancat. I've heard Mancats can keep growin 'til they're about two years old or so. Wouldn't that be kool if I gotted as big as Brainball! But I'm biggur than both Dorydoo and Marilyn now. YIPPEE!!! Here's a pickshure of me gettin ready to give Dorydoo a nose kissie.



4. And speakin of Dorydoo, we are SPAZCATS together. We are both furry energetick and like to run around the housie playin thunderin herd of eleffants 'til we wear each othur out, and I like to chase her because when I chase her, I make her SQUEEK!

5. Brainball gets along great with both me and Dorydoo, efun though he's quite a bit older than we are. He's goin on ten years old, but we young-uns don't get on his nerves at all. He loves playin with us, and he's furry big brutherly and evun fatherly with both of us. Furry protecktive, furry loving and tollerunt.

6. Me and Brainball and Dorydoo like Marilyn, too, our furry oldest sistur -- but Marilyn prefers to have her own space. So we respeckt that. But sometimes I just can't help myself and have to chase Marilyn all ofur the housie. She gets all hyper and tuddles around and says MWRAAAH! MWRAAAH! And I like to watch both my sisturs when they're inna litter boxie. I guess that's kind of pesky, but I just can't help it. It's funsies to get GURLS all fuzzed up. Hey, I'm the baby of the fambly, aftur all, hehe!

7. I love both my sisturs, but Brainball is my furry favorite sibling. Me and him are furry, furry close, and he is my bestest furriend and role moddel. Here we are, snoozin togethur.



The next meme we do will be sweet Miss Peachy's Box of Life Meme, fur which we were taggied by my beeyootiful sweetiepie Ariel!

And here's a furry impawtant announcemunt: Marilyn's Gotcha Day is coming up on Saturday, December 1 -- she will have been with Momma and Daddy fur a whole year! Isn't that ecksiting? But like with alla us Ballicai, Momma and Daddy feel like they've had her for a lot longer than that. They feel like we've all been togethur forrefur!

Anyhows, we Ballicai are gonna throw a pawtay on Marilyn's bloggie on December 1, so efurrykitty mark yur calendurs!

33 comments:

michico*Adan said...

I like Brainball~!
He is a great boy.
He had been outside for years, with many fight before, but now he is staying with you, and calm and tender...
I think this is showing many things inside his minds, he is really a mancat, from impetuous boy to a mature, stable big mancat now~!! And I think Brainball will use his past experience living to protect you and sisters~!!!
He is really lovely and understanding~!

I am very happy to know Brainball, such a lovely boy has been discovered by your beans, that's so great~!

Tyler said...

Dear Mao, That was a very interesting post. I feel like I'm getting to know your family better and better. You are a very good brother kitty. I can tell I'd like to have you for a brother so your kitty brothers and sisters are very lucky. Have a wonderful week. I hope your mom's novel is going well for her.

Caesar and Princess said...

*sigh*
we loved this.
We love you kitties.
Brainball is a gentle giant now. That is so nice, and you are a silly fun kitty Mao. We are happy.
Caesar likes to get me fuzzed up, but he does it less now because we are old and he does not want me to get hurt.
Dorydoo and Marilyn are a lot like me. I can be wild but I am also pretty serious... and I do tuddle as well heehee

WE love your family.

Purrrs, Prinnie

Cheysuli said...

That was fun learning about you. Forgive my ignorance--have we missed another blog?! We're slowly catching up and will now have to add Marilyn!

MoMo said...

Nice to know that little bit of history about you! Multicat household is a bit confusing for me but it must be nice to have brothers and sisters.

The Cat Realm said...

That was very interesting. I think mancats ( and girlcats too) can grow until they are three (!) years old!
And I also think your Marylin is a bit like our Mrs. OZ.... And Emil is relentlessly tormenting her!
I am sorry you were to late for the audition but I have a feeling as if the CCSI show will be an ongoing thing in the Cat Blogosphere...
I do hope you will all be coming to the premiere - which I don't know yet when it will be...
And I am feeling a bit sleepy today...
Karl

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hehehe, I like to watch Sadie in da litter box too. It doesn't even bother her anymore. She just does her bizness den walks away, and she expects me to cover fur her! It's grate to haf fambly isn't it.

Karen Jo said...

I really enjoyed reading more about you. Brainball is a great gentle giant Alpha. I think it's wonderful that all of you get along together so well.

Dragonheart said...

I enjoyed learning more about you Ballicai! That is cool that you are still growing, Mao. I wonder if I'll keep growing (I'm 16 months old). Like you and Dorydoo, I can be real spazcat, although we call it being a crazy cat. I run like crazy all over the house and jump all over the place, and go crazy with my toys.

Chen & Ollie said...

Wow! We loved your Seven Things meme and learning about you and Brainball and the girls. He is such a handsome role model. We bet he could be very fierce with those other kitties before he was adopted by your mommy and daddy. You are getting big and manly, Mao! (Mommy and daddy keep saying the same about us. We're gonna be two next spring and we just keep getting bigger and bigger.)
Happy Mancat Monday!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Ariel said...

Hi Sweetie,

This is a very sweet post.You Ballicus are all so adorable...Hugs Your Ariel

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's nice that all of you get along good together. I do think it's wise to give the older cats a lot of space. Sometimes they don't feel like playing as much as you young cats do ;-)

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

That was some interesting stuff about all of you Mao. Brainball is so handsome and floofy and it is good that he is an indoor guy now. It is nice that you all get along so well.

Scout said...

Those were very good things to know bout you and Brainball.

Purrs,
Scout

Sultanfus and Guy said...

We really like reading about you guys. Ma loves the name Brainball! It is so sweet that you two are pals. Ma wishes Guy and I would get along better. I refuse he is a stinky boy.

Tara said...

How fun to learn all about all of you! But I'm a little scared, you mean Kavan might keep growing for two years!?!?!?!

I'll try to make the party!

Tara

Daisy said...

I never noticed that scar oh Brainball before. I am glad that he gets to be calm and mellow now that he has a Forever home. It must be hard to have to fend for yourself on the outside.

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Thanks for sharing so many interesting things about yourself guys. It is always good to learn new things about our friends! And we think its great that you guys are throwing Marilyn a party on Saturday. We hope to be there!

Tybalt said...

What a wonderful meme! I love learning more about you and your siblings. I'm still growing, too, and I will turn two in March! I'm still lighter than my sisters, but I have hopes that I'll catch up to them soon.

The Furry Kids said...

We liked learning all about you guys. It sounds like lots of fun at your house with all the running and tearing around. heh heh

Whiskie kissies to you, Dorydoo!

EG

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Ahhhh, that was a very nice meme. You can tell that you and Brainball have a very special bond because you are almost always together in pictures, it is very sweet!

The Furry Fighter said...

brainball is fabulous! i love his story so much...
your home sounds super for cats - you all get along and are happy! my mummy had some cats when she was a baby, four of them, and they all hated each other and wouldn't go near each other! xxx

Kimo & Sabi said...

Tell Brainball, da gurlz think scars are coool!

Joey said...

Hi Chairman Mao. It's me, Joey! You and Brainball are very manly mancats. I'm growing too. Do you think I will get as big as Monica?

Henry Helton said...

Brainball is a really hep cat!

Artsy Catsy said...

Wow, Brainball is an even greater mancat than me, that's for sure! How could anyone abandon such a big hunk of love? I sure am glad some humans, like your and mine and all of them on the Cat Blogosphere, give us abandoned and formerly feral kitties inside furever homes. My mom brought me inside when I was only 1 day old, and for that I'm gonna snuggle under her covers and keep her feet warm every night forever!

Rocky

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Oh, Brainball, you are the handsomest and I really enjoyed reading all about you and all the rest of he Ballicus bunch.

It is snowing here, would be nice to cuddle........

Your
Patches Lady

Ariel said...

Hi My Sweetie,

Things could be better here.Mom's root canal cap has already fallen off.She was so mad and said alot of words on the naughty list.Plus now she has gotten the flu really bad so she can't go in until she's better.
She's been very cranky yet I guess I would be too.Maybe you could teleport over and we can watch the birdies together.I love you bunchs...Hugs and Many Kissies Your Ariel

Monty Q. Kat said...

Any new coffee stirry things at your house? Mombean cleaned me out of straws. >:(

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Mao,

You iz such a lovin' man-cat! You iz furry good to your brudder & sisterz. I tink you must have da most softee heart dat I haz seen in a long time.

-Dr TWeety

Ariel said...

Hi Sweetie,

You been invited to sleep over so bring your toothbrush...hehe
Mom said we could stay up late and
that we can nibble on temptations.
So hurry over I put out the fluffy blankets....Love and Many Kissies Your Ariel

Jimmy Joe said...

You and Brainball are awesome Mancats, CM. I chase my sister around, too, but she's a wiener dog. It's still fun, though.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Jake and Bathsheba said...

What wonderful boys you are! And that's a great picture of the alpha male Brainball.

~J&B