Here we are, catchin up on our sleep... we love to snooze! Can ya tell? hehe
And we've got some awardies to catch up on, too! Omer, Daddy to Snow, Leo, and Fairy, and Jan's Funny Farm gaved us the I Love Your Cats Awardie. Thanks so much, Omer and Jan! We love alla yur kitties, yur woofies, and yur bloggies, too!
Jan's Funny Farm also awarded us the Brilliante Weblog Awardie. Thankies so much! All of you are furry brilliante!
And here's somethin we've been meanin to do fur a long time: explain how we gotted our names. We'll explain about "Ballicai", too.
It all started with Brainball. His real name is Calamity Jake (when the beans thoughted he was a gurl, he was named Calamity Jane). The beans have always called him a Fuzzball with Eyes, and one day, "Fuzzball with Eyes" morphed into "Brainball", and they loved that nickname so much that they call him Brainball as much or more as they call him C.J. (his nickname fur Calamity Jake).
So Brainball was an only kitty fur three years, from 2001 until 2004. But then, Dorydoo joined the household! She was named Dora the Explorer 'cause she's furry curious and intense and smart and loves to ecksplore, but her nickname quickly became Dorydoo. And beckause she's a little black kitty, she gotted another nickname, too -- "Blackball" (notice the "ball" theme frum Brainball). And one day, the beans figured it out: Brainball and Dorydoo are BALLICAI (plural) and each one of 'em is a BALLICUS (singular). The beans maded up the words "Ballicai" and "Ballicus", based on the "ball" theme.
So the Ballicus Dynasty was borned.
Next, Marilyn joined the Ballicus Dynasty. She showed up as a stray kitty on the back porchie in late 2006, and the beans took her in. She was named Marilyn MonREOW after Marilyn Monroe, the famous acktress, beckause they are both glamour gurls. And beckause kitty Marilyn has two differently kolured eyes, one of her nicknames beckame "Eyeball" (notice kontinuashun of the "Ball" theme), which made her the thurd Ballicus.
And I joined the housiehold in early 2007 -- showed up on the back porchie just like Marilyn did. When Momma asked me, "Who are you?", I answered "MAO!" So I'm MaoMao. (Sometimes I'm MaoMaoMaoMaoMao!) And I'm the fourth Ballicus beckause sumetimes I'm called Maoball.
So there you have it -- how alla us gotted our names and how alla us beckame Ballicai!