Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
That was a lot of work but also a lot of fun!
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.
AN ODE TO CATS
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
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
- 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
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.
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!
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
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
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
Friday, July 13, 2007
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
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
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!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
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!