Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tummy Tuesday Time...

Here's my Tummy,
all ready for Tummy Tuesday!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Dragonheart's Contest

OK, Willow and I did this contest together.
That was a lot of work but also a lot of fun!
Thanks, Dragonheart!!!!!

Scavenger Hunt Item #1 - What do you think of when you hear the word "Sphynx"?
We always thought of ancient Egypt when cats were worshipped. Then we met Dragonheart and now that's who we think about whenever we hear about a Sphynx. We liked this poem because it shows that we used to be worshipped and in a way, since we are all so loved, it hasn't changed all that much.

(Helen Stewart)

Years ago, in Egypt, the people worshipped cats
Decked out in golden earrings, they sat on ornate mats,
With proud disdain, their haughty glance is still preserved in stone,
There's little doubt about it - they made the world their own.
Today we're far more civilised - we laugh at ancient folly,
Our cats are pets, they have their place, they keep down pests, they're jolly,
But have you ever tried to keep the softest, warmest chair?
Don't you find, unfailingly, your tabby's sleeping there>
And when you're pushed for shopping and his food is hard to find,
Have you ever known him settle for a poorer, cheaper kind?
When he decides he wants to roam, regardless of your flowers,
Can you make him use the paths and teach him 'those are ours'?
He'll go his way, he won't be ruled, the old adage rings true,
YOU may think 'I own a cat', the truth is - HE OWNS YOU!

Scavenger Hunt Item #2 - Full and common names of the following:
  • Dragonheart ~~ HairNSkin Dragonheart known as Dragonheart or Drago
  • His sire ~~ Champion HairNSkin Obi Wan Kenobi known as Obi
  • His dam ~~ New Taj Mahal Sherazade of HairNSkin
  • His brother and littermate ~~ HairNSkin Merlin known as Merlin
  • His older sister ~~ From Dusk till Dawn of HairNSkin known as Dawn

Scavenger Hunt Item #3 -
  • When did Dragonheart first start blogging? November 25, 2006
  • What was his Gotcha Day? November 25, 2006
  • When did his mom first post about him on her blog? September 12, 2006

Scavenger Hunt Item #4 -
What's another name for the Sphynx breed? Hairless
What was the name of the Sphynx cat in Austin Powers movies and what is the cat's real name?
The character was Mr. Bigglesworth and the cat was named Ted Nude-gent.

Scavenger Hunt Item #5 - Colors of the following cats:
  • Dragonheart ~~ A black and white tuxedo Sphynx
  • Dragonheart's sire ~~ A brown classic tabby and white Sphynx
  • Dragonheart's dam ~~ A blue point Sphynx
What breeds can be used as outcrosses when breeding Sphynx?
According to CFA Sphynx allowable outcross breeds: American Shorthair, Domestic Shorthair/Domestic Sphynx Outcross.
Until when can these breeds be used?
Sphynx born on or after December 31, 2010 may have only Sphynx parents.
In Europe, what breed has been used most often as an outcross? The Devon Rex

Scavenger Hunt Item #6 - 3 themes that Dragonheart's breeder used and name of one cat from each theme.
  • 5/15/2004 - Star Wars Theme - one of the kittens was named Han Solo
  • 9/30/2005 - Around the World Theme - one kitten was named Meshika Azteka
  • 00/00/2006 - Action Movies - one kitten was named Basic Instinct
Scavenger Hunt Item #7 - Give the German word for the following:
  • Cat ~~ die Katze
  • Kitten ~~ das Katzchen, with umlaut over the "a" in Katzchen
  • Cat Food ~~ die Katzenfutter
  • Cat Litter ~~ das Katzenstreu
  • Litterbox ~~ die Katzenkistchen or das Katzentoilette
  • Scratching Post ~~ der Kratzbaum
  • Catnip ~~das Katzenminze
  • Cat Snacks ~~ die Katzen Schnellimbisse

The final scavenger hunt item is to provide a caption for the following photo:
Our caption is:
We've heard about the Crack of Dawn
but here's the Crack of Dragonheart.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Schmoozer Award...

I was nominated by Adan for the Schmooze Award!
I am very pleased to be given this award.
I certainly do like to go around visiting my friends
and making new friends all over the world!

"As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability 'to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.' Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship."

Here are the rules: Each award winner is to display the badge on the sidebar of his blog with a link to the post which contains the explanation of the award, then nominate five bloggers to receive the award.

I want to thank Adan very much for this honor.
Right now I don't know who hasn't been nominated,
but I will check around.
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day - I know that I am!
I looked around and found my nominees:


I would like to nominate Donny and Marie and Casey


all the cats over at Chat Katze:
Sasha, BJ, KC, Max, Stripe and Sebastian.
I know I was only supposed to choose 5
but I truly believe all of these cats deserve the Schmooze Award!

Tummy Toesday and 2 Tails

I am still trying to achieve a full monty.
Actually, I have done terrific full montys
that no one will ever see
because I seem to only do them
when my Lap Lady doesn't have the flashy box with her.
By the time she finds it, I am already done.
It's a good thing that Monty's contest isn't over for a while
because she is determined to get a good picture of me.
I say, Good Luck, my lovely Lap Lady - it probably won't happen!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

It's Cube Time...

I really like these cubes.
I have actually been sleeping in the beige one.
Once Willow climbed in with me and we both were very snuggly.
Unfortunately, we don't have a picture of that.
My Lap Lady had her camera out in the car
and so she couldn't get a picture of us.
Maybe we'll sleep in there again.
But today she had her camera ready
when Willow decided to check out my beige cube...
So I turned to the blue one
and then we both went in at the same time.
Hooray for Cube Time!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Not ready for the Full Monte yet....

I was having such fun today.
The weather has been beautiful
but when I came in for lunch
I found the aqua hair band toy
and my catnip toy to play with for a little while
before heading back out to the porch!
I was also practicing for Monte's contest...
I just don't have the full Monte ready yet...
Luckily, there is still time for practice!

And it's time to board the Friday Ark!
There's lots of kitties already on board.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tail Toesday

Here's a picture of my toes and my beautiful tail.
But I don't know what happened to my eyes.
I like to think of it as camouflage...
see how my eyes match my fur!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Here is what I was watching Wednesday...

My Wordless Wednesday was me watching something.
Some cats wondered what it was that I was watching
so I thought I would show you today!
Willow and I were sitting in our porch
when my Lap Lady brought out some stuff
that we had never seen before.
We stayed up high to make sure it was safe.
I decided it was time to check it out so I jumped down...
I ran over to the couch to watch closer. My Lap Lady had new blue pillows
to go with the new couch cushions.
And then she put a new rug on the floor.
It is much nicer than concrete!
Willow and I both rolled around on the new carpet
but my Lap Lady was laughing too much
and didn't get any pictures of us.
But then I posed for this picture on the wonderful new carpet!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Monday, July 9, 2007

I was nominated!

I had the honor of being nominated as a Rockin' Girl Blogger by Lucy over at Artsy Catsy! She said the reason she picked me is "because she looks enough like Fracas and Fred to be their sister." She is right - I do look like both Fracas and Fred!

First I would like to nominate Daphne and Chloe and Spooker at Purrchance to Dream. They have a terrific blog that is always interesting.
Oh, I like Jazper too but I'm supposed to nominate girls!
I am also nominating Ginger - one of the Spice Cats that looks most like me, but way floofier!
And I nominate Zoey at the Zoo Crew who really looks nothing like me but she is fun to read about!
So now that I picked my 5 Rockin' Girl Bloggers,
I hope that they all do too!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

I accepted that dare from Anastasia!

Wow, what a fun day!
Anastasia from The Cat Realm came to visit
and dared me to wear the pink wig
that she wore last Friday.
I didn't know if I could do it or not
but I'm not one to not accept a dare.
Here I am - I did my best and actually think
that I look very cute in the pink wig!

More Fun in the Porch...

These are some more pictures of me in my porch.
I found this little red ball to play with.
Ha Ha I got that ball - I was too quick for it to get away. It was such a lovely sunny day for rolling in the sun. So that's what I did... I couldn't stop rolling and purring.
What a great day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Toesday in the Porch...

I'm loving the porch today.
The sun is out after lots of rain.
I'm laying in the sunshine,
playing with a little berry type thing
that fell off of the centerpiece.
It really did fall off...
No, I did not remove it for my own pleasure!
Well, maybe I helped it off the centerpiece...
But now you can see my paw pads!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Monday Cubed...

Hey, look at this!!!
My Lap Lady brought home some cubes.
I thought it was a great place to get some privacy!
And there are holes on the sides to look out... And for now at least, it's all mine!