Monday, September 29, 2008

Catching Up!

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!


snowforest said...

That's a wonderful story ~ we've wondered too about the name 'Ballicus' and finally we have the answer - one time we even checked it in the dictionary to see if it was a word we didn't know about!
We're glad you all found such a wonderful home - we miss your blogging and hope you are back to full flow soon :)

Lots of purrs and hugs from all of us..

Gretchen said...

Oh, wow, what a wonderful new header...I really, like it. I like the look of your whole blog.

You all look so compy there, too.

Mike has his turn at blogging today, so go say hi to him.

Hugsbunches sugarlumps, G

Lux said...

You all always look so content! Great pictures ... I loved reading about how you got your names.

P.S. The blog design looks *great!

Jimmy Joe said...

Hey, I do that too!!! I hope you don't get interrupted like I do when you curl up and snooze, though. I like the story about how you all became Ballicai.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Those are great pictures. You're all so cute! I loved reading about how each of you got your names. It's so sweet that Marilyn and Mao chose the perfect forever home by showing up on the back porch.

Sweet Purrfections said...

I always wondered about the names! Thanks for sharing!

Black Cat said...

Love the new-look background and header, very cool!

I see Marilyn has finally got off the computer, hee hee!

Thanks for explaining about the Ballicai names. I knew how "Ballicus" and "Ballicai" came into existence, but not how they applied to each of you individually. I think your Momma should write a book about you all:) xxx

Jans Funny Farm said...

What an interesting story. We wondered where ballicus came from.

We must be a little slow. We still don't understand what a ballicus is. It isn't in the dictionary.

MaoMao said...

hehe, Jan! Momma and Daddy maded up the words "Ballicus" and "Ballicai" based on the "ball" theme! :)

Kimo and Sabi said...

We likes yer new bloggie look! Congrats on yer awards!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Good to know the story behind the sensational Ballicai. Love the new look of your bloggie as well. Snooze on.....

Karen Jo said...

Congratulations on your awards. I love all the pictures of you snoozing. I really enjoyed reading about how Ballicus and Ballicai came into being and how you all fit into the theme.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Your blog looks great guys!!!

Love hearing about all the names. I can't picture Brainball as CJ though. (High paw soul brutha}

Do you guys have a homing device set up on the porch or what?

Purrs Goldie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for telling us how you got your names! Mom says that animals seem to be drawn to people who love animals. They just know! We got our cousins Cosmo Kitty and Tucker Scizzorhands that way. They just showed up one day and never left. Mom also has an office kitty named Feather, who really lives across the street from her office, but Feather is always with Mom.

Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweetie,

I was always wondering about your last name very interesting.I love the new look and header.Your all so adorable and I sending hugs to you all...Kissies and Snuggles your wife

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

MaoMao, you all look so comfy snoozing! We enjoyed the story of your names, it is really cool to learn that about all of you! Concatulations on your awardies too!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon
Pee Ess ... your new bloggie layout is really neat, Momma changed ours too!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

What a fascinating story on your names!

Daisy said...

The Ballicus dynasty is the greatest ever!

The Furry Kids said...

We knew some of that story, but not all. We didn't know about the whole Calamity Jane thing (even though we knew that everybody thought Brainball was a girl until not that long ago - sorry dude!) and we didn't know how Dorydoo gotted her name. This is very, very interesting. Thanks for clearing that up. We love hearing how everyone gets their names.

Whiskie kissies to Dorydoo,

The Furry Kids said...

PS - Your new header/layout is AWESOME!!!

Sunny's Mommy said...

I like hearing how all of you got your names. How the ball theme was used with all of your names, and your blog!

Congratulations on your awards! They're very well deserved.

Sassy Kat said...

Great photos and a great post. It is always to much fun to learn about who a kitty gets their name. You have a bunch at your place and I bet you sure all have a lot of fun.
Congrats on all of your awards. So deserving.
Great job!

Unknown said... guys look so cute sleeping - where is Dorydoo?

What is that thing beside Marilyn? It is driving us crazy trying to decide what it is!?

I like how you all got your names, it is very sweet.

MaoMao said...

Kellie, Dorydoo's layin on the fleece shirt to the right of Marilyn! hehe, she's hard to see cuz she's a little black kitty.

And the yellow thing is our fuzzy yellow jellybean! It's a pillow-like thing. :)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous story.
Your parents must be the best in the world for all of you to just turn up on the doorstep! You is making Momma smile big with how Ballaci came to be :)

P.s. I like the look of sleepy time at your place! :)


Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We love all yoo ballicai! Mom thinks it's funny to call Speedy "butterball" but dat is more because he looks like a plump turkey when he is in meatloaf position.

Samantha & Mom said...

Cool story on how you all got your names and the Ballicus, too! We love the new look of your blog! It is so ccol!
Purrrs from your FL furiends,

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Very Very lovely~!!!!!!!
I like the word content and your new blog design~~~~~

Unknown said...

Those are nice pictures. I like the blue shirt!