Monday, December 03, 2007

Meezer Mancat Monday: My Box of Life

I was taggied by my beeyootiful sweetiepie Ariel and by my Royal Meezer furriend Yao-lin to do preshus Miss Peachy's meme about treasures in my Box of Life. And since Marilyn had her Gotcha Day the othur day, I was thinkin about how I'm a lucky kitty, just like her.

I showed up in Momma and Daddy's back yard as a stray kitty, just like Marilyn did, only I greeted Momma and Daddy one day when they was comin out of the garage / shop. And there I was, sittin close to the doorway, a li'l snowshoe Siamese kitten lookin up at them.

Momma smiled at me and said, "Well. Who are you?" And I answured her... I told her "MAO."

Here's what I looked like back then, almost a year ago. Momma sez I've alwayz been one of the handsumest kittyboys she's efur seen, but when her and Daddy first metted me, I was a scrapper of a kitten -- kinda scrawny and little.



And here's what I look like now, as a Mancat and as I get closur to a year in my fureffur home (I'll celebrate my Gotcha Day annivurshury of comin in the housie on Febroowary 19). You can tell I've gotted a lot biggur and filled out cuz of alla the good foodies I eat, and I look furry happy cuz of all the love I get frum my fambly.



Whatta diffrunce, huh!

1. So my fureffur home and my Momma and my Daddy are the furry first things I put in my Box of Life. Bekause if I hadn't met my Momma and Daddy and founded my fureffur home, none of the other treasures in my Box of Life could be there.

Here are my othurs:

2. My big bruther Brainball aka King Leonidas. He is my bestest furriend. We snooze togethur, play togethur, eat togethur, go on Alpha Patrols togethur, cuddle togethur, and rassle togethur. He is my mentor, too. I learn a lot about how to be a great and noble Mature Mancat frum him.




Here we are snoozin in boxies togethur. You can see where Brainball munched on his. He loves munchin cardboard. He munches and spits, munches and spits. He's a funny feller.



3. My beeyootiful sweetiepie Ariel. She is an inspirashun to me and so sweet and kind and fun and feisty. I love her furry much. She is a wunnerful friend, too, and when I get just a little bit oldur I'm going to ask her to marry me. Here is a beeyootiful pickshure she made of me and her snugglin.



4. My sisturs Dorydoo and Marilyn. I love them furry much. I like to chase 'em and make Marilyn go "rrrrr" and Dorydoo go "SQUEEK!" Marilyn is sweet to me as long as I don't pestur her too much, and sometimes she gives me nose kissies, and me and Dorydoo, ofur time, have bekome furry good furriends and we love to play Thunderin Hurd of Ellefants and chase-and-rassle togethur.





5. Alla the wunnerful furriends and fambly I've made on the Cat Bloggiesphere. Momma sez the Cat Bloggiesphere is the sweetest, most loving and caring place onna Innernets.

6. Alla the superduper toys in the wurld that make life so much fun -- evil coffee stirrurs, toilet paper cores, catnip bananers, tail chasurs, drainstops, rugs, bags, trashie cans, papur towels, window blinds... huh Mom? Some of them thingies aren't ackseptable toys? Uhmmm. Yeah, yeah... I knew that.. okeydokey, to kontinue: milk rings, catnip mousies, cardboard boxies, the shoelaces on Daddy's boots. The whole wurld is my kitty toy!

40 comments:

Chen & Ollie said...

What a fabulous box of treasures you have there, buddy Mao! You are one of our great treasures as are all the Ballacai! Thanks for sharing what's in your Box of Life for Mancat Monday!!!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Ariel said...

Hi My Sweetie,

I love this post.Your Box Of Life holds such wonderful treasures.I am very honored to be included in it.
You and your family are very dear to me. I'm very happy to be your girlfriend and I love you so much...Many kissies Your Ariel

Parker said...

Your box of life is a very wise one Mao - I think you did a wonderful job!

Henry Helton said...

Mao, you have gotten a lot darker with age. That is much like me. I used to be such a light blonde color.

Caesar and Princess said...

*sigh* we loved this MaoMao.
You are such a cool kitty

we love you a lot

Lux said...

You & Brainball look so cute in those boxes - you have a lot of wonderful things to be thankful for in your Box of Life.

michico*Adan said...

Hey, Chairman Mao~!
It's very special chance could see your whole body photo~! Usually your headshot, so, it's really unique~!

And I think it's very sweet looking at you stay with Brainball, you are really good with this good brother :)

Sweet Ariel is very sweet :)
I know what is her attractive~!! No wonder you love her so so much~!

And these are so funny to know you playing with your 2 sisters~!!!! I think your apartment must be very busy and funny everyday~!!

Have a great Monday, Mao~!!!
You are a great big boy~!

Pablo said...

You look so shiny and healthy now, Mao! And yeah, I've gotten darker as I've gotten older too. You sure picked a good place to have a forever home!

Black Cat said...

What a great Box of Life, I love it and all you super ballicai. Your momma's right about the cat bloggiesphere too, I haven't come across a nasty word about anycat or bean or anyone in all the blogs I've come across so far. Just goes to show that cats and cat-loving beans are really nice people:) xxx

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

What a sweet story about how you met your family. You have grown into a very handsome mancat. And you have a beautiful family.
Each one of those is a treasure indeed.
ML

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Grate stuff in yoor box. Yup, wifout our furever homes...well, who knows. We don't like to think about it.

MoMo said...

That's a wonderful Box of Life. You Ballicai are all such lovely kitties and get on so well!

Karen Jo said...

You put great things into your Box of Life, MaoMao. I am so glad that you met your Mom and Dad, so you could have such a nice life.

Kelly Cat said...

Mao, you made a great choice when you adopted your humans. It's easy to see you've gotten a whole lot of love and affection and good food.

Dragonheart said...

Those are wonderful items in your Box of Life, Mao! I am so glad you found a wonderful Forever Home. :)

Chance said...

Whut a greats list of tings to have in ur box of life. U dids a great job finding ur mommie and daddie. Looks lyke dey feed u the good foods and luvs u vewy much.

Chance

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a wonderful box of life.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Mao Mao you really have grown into a gorgeous handsome mancat! Really you are soooo beautiful!
That is a great box of life you know.

x

Tybalt said...

What a wonderful box of life you have, Mao! I like everything you put in it. You were one cute little kitten, and have grown into a very handsome mancat.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

You haz a great box o' treasurez Mao. I tink you got da bestee home in yor neigh-bore-hood & you iz one lucky Man-cat to get into da Ballicai fambly.

Scout said...

Those are some wunnerful things you are put into your box! You are a very lucky boy, uh, er, man cat!

Purrs,
Scout

Mickey said...

Excellent choices for your Box Mao!!
I am very happy I got to meet you and your fine family!!

DEBRA said...

Mao

Those were wonderful treasures that you stored away in your box of life. Life is really good isn't it? You have such sweet wonderful brothers and sisters, not to mention your sainted Mom and Dad. IT is a really happy furever home.

Purrss
Abby

Monty Q. Kat said...

That was a great box, Mao!

Captain Jack and Dante said...

You were such a cute kitten and an even cuter mancat. Those are all lovely things to put into your Box of Life. Very nice!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Mao Mao, those are very nice things you put in your box of life. It is so funny that you and Brainball really are in boxes : )

snowforest said...

You are part of such a wunderful family Mao Mao ~ all of u r so cute and adorable ~ Brainball is so adorable and wonderful and Dorydoo and Marilyn Monreow are furry sweet too - concats on being part of such a nice home :)

Kimo & Sabi said...

WOW - we likes that you tolded yer momma yer name!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

What excellent choices! You (and your whole furry family) are adorable!

Gretchen said...

Awww, Mao, those are the nicest things you can put in your treasure box. You did a real good. I've still got to do mine, now that things are settling down a bit around here.

You do look a lot different now than your first kitten days. Almost all grown up!

Hugsabunches...to you, Brainball and Dorydoo...SCF..G

bunnygirl said...

You sure filled out sleek and pretty! Tid was the same way-- a bit on the skinny side at first but filled out nicely!

I see you use utensils when you eat. Very civilized of you.

Sunny's Mommy said...

You have a great box of life :-D

I have to agree with your Momma, you are one of the handsomest boykitties ever. After my Sunny, of course ;-)

furry from catster said...

deer Mao,
yoo were sooper smart to pick yer furever home. yoo have a grate famly and sum grate picks for yer box of life.

yer frends furry from catster and noo bruther hogan

The Furry Kids said...

Mao this is a great post. It made Momma's eyes all leaky. She's been so mushy lately. We're so glad you picked your mom and dad - you picked good, dude.

Titus

PS - EG's winking at Dorydoo's picture. He says hi!

Tyler said...

Oh Mao, I love reading about your wonderful life. It so important to count our blessings. I too am grateful for my family. We're very lucky poodins.

The Meezers said...

you have a very wonderful box of life MaoMao.

Boy said...

Wonderful stuff you've got in your box!

Tesla said...

thank you for my comment on my bloggy!

let us be friends.

Can i have a nice box like that one?!

Christine and FAZ said...

Mao, that is such a wonderful box of priceless things. You are such a lucky cat. FAZ

The Crew said...

You've grown into a very handsome guy, Mao. I think all of us start out kind of scrawny...I know I was and so was Max. But we've filled out nicely.

You're lucky to have found such a great family and forever home.

George