Saturday, January 12, 2008

Catching Up: Memes and Awardies, and Purring for Maobert and Annie!

We Ballicai have got some catchin up to do! Let's see, first of all, my great furriends Stormie and the kitties at Artsy Catsy awarded me the You Make My Day Awardie. I'm furry, furry honored on both kounts! Stormie is a wunnerful kitty gurl, super-brave and currageous. Her bloggie makes our day, and she's an inspirashun to efurrykitty! And the Artsy Catsy kitties make our day, too -- they are kreative and so much funsies -- and such a wunnerful and beeyootiful kitty fambly!

The You Make My Day Awardie is presented to bloggers whose blog brings you happiness and inspiration and makes you feel happy about Blogland. The rules are to pass the award along to up to 10 people (kitties!). So I pick:

My sweetiepie Ariel
My great furriend, sistur and fluffcuz Gretchen
Caesar and Prinnie
The Furry Kids (Titus, Tazo, and Earl Grey)
Jeter Harris
The Piney Woods Gurls (four of 'em!)


And yay, I gotted anothur awardie, this one frum my new Snowshoe Meezer great buddy, Java! Kool Beanies! It's the Thinking Blogger Awardie.

Here are the rules fur the Thinking Blogger Awardie:

1. You must write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.

2. Acknowledge this post.

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

4. Go tell your humans to fork over the treats!


I'm gonna fudge the rules and pass the Thinkin Bloggur Awardie to alla the kitty bloggies onna Kitty Bloggiesphere, cuz efurryone's bloggies make me think, and make us Ballicai happy!


And now, Tesla, Java, and Chen & Ollie taggied me -- and Sparky Fuzzypants tagged my sistur Dorydoo -- for the Sevun Weird Things Meme! I'll do my meme, then Dorydoo will do hers.

Here's my (MaoMao's) answurs:

1. Efun though I have a loud MAO MAO MAO MAO, I purr quietly. You've gotta get real close to me to hear me purr, and there's hardly any rumble to my purr at all. It's real smooth, real soft. Momma hears it when she kisses me.

2. I dig real real real real fast inna littur boxie. It's as if I'm tryin to win a speed-diggin kontest.

3. I love playin in and sleepin in boxies. It's so much fun! Alla us Ballicai love boxies, but I think I love 'em most of all.

4. Of all the Ballicai, I'm the most likely to want hooman food, but I can't eat it much 'cause I've got a touchy dijestive system (poos and fartsies if I eat stuff that don't agree with me). DAGNABBIT!!!!

5. My newest favrit place to hang out is up on toppa the fridgerator! It's nice and high up, and it's warm up there, too. Here's what Momma calls my Regal Manly Meezer Pose.

6. When we Ballicai eat our stinky goodness, I let Marilyn or Dorydoo move in on mine if they really, really want it ('course then I move in on Brainball's stinky goodness, and usually, he lets me!).

7. I love love love Super Skratchurs. Not only do I love skratchin on 'em, but I love sleepin on 'em (and them toothie marks aren't mine -- Brainball likes to chew onna Super Skratchurs!)!

And here are Dorydoo's answers:

1. I'm crazy about purr pads. Purr pads are the BEST! They are so comfy -- I especially love the purr pad on the bedroom dresser.

2. Though I am the smallest of the Ballicai, I have the loudest purr. Brainball's purr is the rumbliest (he sounds like a lion), but my purr is the loudest!

3. Being a House Panther, I am a Stealth Kitty. I delight in being hard to find. I am the only Ballicus who doesn't necessarily come when called. And I love playing peek-a-boo!

4. I am very, very, very smart. All us Ballicai are smart; however, Mom says I am the smartest kitty she's ever met. I can figure out how to do pretty much anything for which I don't need opposable thumbs, and I'm trying to figure out how to grow those. Look out, world!

5. I have an "owl look." My "owl look" makes Mom say SQUEE every time. Check it out. Don't I look like an owl?

6. I am an athletic acroCAT -- I'm so good at jumping, it's as though I can fly. Mom and Dad call me an arboreal kitty. It's like I walk on air. And it means I can get absolutely anywhere I want to. Y-Y-YES!!!

7. I drink out of the bathroom sink. I sit on its edge and look at Mom, asking her to turn on the water for me. When she does, I get down in the sink and lap at the stream as it's coming out of the faucet, as though it were a water fountain. And oh, those squares on the side of the sink? Daddy put those there to help us Ballicai jump up, so we won't slip. Well, I never slip -- perish the thought!! -- but my siblings would, if it weren't for the strips *grin!*

For the Seven Random Things meme, we Ballicai tag anykitty who wants to play!


MaoMao here again... Oh no, we just got wordies that Skeezix's big brothur Maobert has been missin since Wednesday.

We are purrin and purrayin with alla our might fur Mao's safe return ASAP, and our hearts go out to his fambly!

My heart goes out to Mao's whole fambly and espeshully to Skeezy, cuz I just kan't imagine how horrible it would be fur my big bruther, Brainball, to go missin. Big bros are just so preshus and so speshul!


UPDATE: MAO'S HOME!!!!!! We Ballicai are happy dancin' all ofur the housie!

Thankies to The Cat Realm fur the ecksellent graffick.


A little later: We Ballicai just founded out that Annie, of the Krasota Castle Cats, is also missing!

We Ballicai are purrin with alla our mights fur Annie's return home, safe and sound, and we are sendin love and huggies to Annie's fambly.



Gemini and Ichiro said...

Wow! You guys did have a lot of catching up to do! Congratulations on your awards!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

All of you kitties are so cool.
Thank you for the recognition with this awardie, we are very very honored :-)

This was a super fun bloggie to read today! Lots a fab awardies and great pictures. Dorydoo, you are way cool with the owl look!

We love all of you very much.
Lets send good vibes Mao's way in hope he comes home!

Purrrs, Princess and caesar

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I love your regal pose, Mao! And Dorydoo is a true mini-panther in her stealth pose!

Stanley said...


I loved getting to know your catfam and especially reading up on your meme. You sound very much like my catbro, Merv. He LOVES boxes, likes to pose on top of the refrigerator, and you can only hear his purr if you're touching him. (He purrs at a very low frequency I think).

Sure hope your buddies make it back home really soon! Goober love going out to their families.

Goob love & smooches to you & your fam,

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Congratulations on your awards! They are very well deserved. :)

We are purring and praying for Mao and Annie to make their way home soon!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Congratulations for both of your award~!!

Chairman~~ I think your Mao loud and purr quiet is very special. Maybe you use all of your strength to the mao sounds~~ Forget to save some to the purr.

Dorydoo has the loudest purr, also very sweet~~~ I thin Dorydoo and Chairman just a very wonderful balance~!!!

Finally, I am also praying and purring Mao and Annie back soon :<


Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie,

Thank you so much for the award.You make my day for sure too.It's amazing
that everytime I read about you we have more in common like #2 and #3
on your list.Dorydoo's owl look is so adorable she's a very pretty kitty.
Grandpa will be helping me with all my posts and comments this week.As
mom my typist needs to rest...Love and Kisses Your Ariel

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Concatyoolayshuns furr your well deserved awards. We liked reading about your weird fings too. I (Flynn) dig in the litterbox at sooper fast speed too, then I poop and run off at 500 miles an hour.
We fink Dorydoo looks like an owl too.
We're purring furr Annie and Mao to come home.

Tesla and Hansel said...

Oh mao, you're such a pretty cat!

Its funny, i just left this award for you on my bloggy!

Artsy Catsy said...

Wow, the Ballicai got memed and awarded all over the place! As it should be.

We loved reading all about you!

& the Artsy Catsy houseful
(all purrin & prayin for Mao & Annie)

Tyler said...

yahyrsnI agree with Chey and Gemini, you REALLY caught up!
Congratulations on your awards. You all are very well loved.
We love reading your meme's because you're mom knows each of you so well, it's a fascinating read.
Have a wonderful weekend! Hope to see you at the baby shower.
Peace, love, and purrs,
Tyler and family

Boy said...

Concatuwations on the awards. I hope Mao and Annie get home soon!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Dear Chairman Mao,

I give you an award, please come and see~~


The Fluffy Tribe said...

wow we luv the regal mancat pose and the owl look, what great picatures and concatulations on yer awards ~the Fluffy Tribe

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

My goodness!!! Happy awardz Mao! You iz so good gettin da wordz out about da missin' kitteez. I yam sure dat dere fanmbliez appresheates dat so furry much. You iz such a thoughful guy, & you looks pretty cute up on da fridge, dat iz what da momee sez.
Love, Dr Tweety

Sunny's Mommy said...

Congratulations on your awards :-D

Chairman Man, you are so handsome in the photo sitting on top of the frig. Oh my!

And Dorydoo, you're quite the ham while having your pictures taken! You do look so stealthy in the one photo, and then owlish in the next. Such versatility on your part, obviously the camera loves you.

Gretchen said...

What a delightful list you and Dorydoo made. I like your very regal mancat pose on top of the fridge.

Dorydoo does look like an owl...and my mom and pa bean have pink and blue toothbrushes, too.

I'm sorry to hear about Annie and Maobert. I hope they come home soon, too.

The world on the otherside of my window is a huge worry.


Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweetie,

Everything's quiet around here.Mom's
taking it easy and sleeping alot.Grandma is spoiling her and me both with her delicious food.Mom can eat mostly soup yet grandma can make some great soups.I've been staying up late with grandpa and watching movies.We all were so happy to hear Mao came home.Well sweetie gotta go grandma calling me for breakfast.They told me to tell
you your always welcome to teleport
over.We could snuggle all day....Love and Kisses Your Ariel

Scout said...

Well deserved award! I think it is pawsome!

Thanks for letting us know to purray for Annie.


Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Wow! Lots of stuff in that post! Dorydoo, you really do look like an owl in that picture! And MaoMao, that is truely a regal Mancat pose. Great work, both of you!

The Cat Realm said...

Stealth kitty and speed digging in the litterbox - you guys are just the funniest!!! And yes. Dorydoo does look like an owl, hahahahahahaha!
By the way: I stole Maoberts picture out of HIS peace globe and just added the letters......
And congratulations on your awards! All you Ballici deserve all the awards that are out there. I think.
And thank you all for coming to Miss Peach's tea party on board the cruise sip. It was fun having you there and I hope you enjoyed it!

The Furry Fighter said...

fanks for the lovely words Mao!

Ise like paper bags instead of boxes but Castle likes to see atop the fridge too! and he likes to dig hard and fast as well - the mucky pup!

i may get accused of favouritism but i'se giving you and Brainball another awardie :)

Unknown said...

Ha, ha, ha.....I can't stop laffin at Dorydoo's owl look - it is so cute!

You sure got lots of awards lately, you deserve them all!

Mao Mao, that is very nice of you to let Marilyn and Dorydoo eat your food if they really, really, really want to!