Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sunday Paw Selfie ...!

.... with a smidgeon of floofy tux...

..... and Cattitude! 

It's blog hop time with Kitties Blue!
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smidgeon - a small pigeon 


Saturday, 28 March 2015

An Interloper?

Look closely!

Can you tell?

At the AGM of The Black Cat Society
All were sure to uphold propriety.
But someone flashed white.
Which was surely not right!
Plus the intruder here has some notoriety!

The picture was created in Photoshop Elements and the text and frame was added in PicMonkey

We are joining Athena and Marie's Caturday Art blog hop
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interloper - someone who lopes inter ... something!


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Packages and Prizes!

I received a package ..... from Texas in the USA???!!!







She calls me "dashing"!
I don't think I "dash" quite as much as I used to!
She sent me some "vitamins"
They will help me to dash!
You can never have too many of those, right?
How very thoughtful!
Vitamins!!!! *winks*

Comrade Sassy, as President and CEO of NUCAT
you have made me so proud ;-)

And I am suffused with warm fuzzies :)


And chicken!

Miss Sassy has told me I'm dashing,
My handsome tuxie is flashing!!
She sent me some noms
They're vitamin bombs
And my teeth, they are happily gnashing!

Sassy, you are the kindest most thoughtful girlfriendcat, ever!


Thank you to everyone who entered the draw for Rescued.  It was great fun :) I had a chat with The Affiliate Typist and we I decided that our coffers could stretch to two copies. So, after tickling the numbers that corresponded to:

Cyn Stride (Facebook)
Lola the Rescued Cat

were randomly selected:-)

ConCats to you both and you'll be receiving your copies by mail shortly! :)


coffers - people who coff


Sunday, 22 March 2015

It's the way I tell 'em!

There was a young kitty called Poopy
Who was a bit of a cutie!
He said to himself,
"I'm not on the shelf"
Though my fundament is kind of droopy!  

Thought for the day.
He that laughs at his own wit
Who never knows when to quit
Shall surely feel a bit of a twit
In a bit!


It's a twofer today :)
We are joining in the Sunday Selfie blog hop Hosted by Kitties Blue
AND we still have time for the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena and Marie

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Don't forget there is still time to enter our "Rescued" giveaway :)


Friday, 20 March 2015

Rescued - A Book Review and Give-Away .. and "Magic Kevin"!

It's a packed blog post today ........ Read on.....

I was very very fortunate to win a copy of the just published book Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes from my good pal, Brian from Brian's Home. Thanks mate :)

The Staff and I were very excited indeed - well, to be absolutely honest, it was The Staff who was jumping up and down like a two year old on a pogo stick! I thought it was a bit unseemly!

It is pretty obvious from the title what it is all about:

Twelve cats
Twelve rescues
Twelve stories
Twelve authors
Twelve months = Twelve shelters/rescues that will benefit from the sales. One each month.

The book is beautifully presented and was edited by Janiss Garza who is the human of Summer over at Sparkle Cat and a good blogging friend and the stunning cover was designed by Glogirly who, incidentally, is the creative brain behind our blog design!

At least six of the rescue stories are written by blogging pals! Being a rescue kitty myself, I can truly identify with these narratives. They are heartwarming, sometimes heart wrenching, but always compelling.

My name is Austin and I endorse this book!
The Staff read it straight through in two sittings (she had to take a nap break at one point!) and was enchanted by the stories, each told in a unique voice.

As I mentioned above, from each copy bought, a portion of the sales will go to a shelter or rescue nominated by each author, each month for twelve months. This month the nominated shelter is Great Plains SPCA and you can read about their amazing story here. They were selected by Ryker's human, Lisa Richman, whose blog A Tonk's Tail is one of our absolute faves.

You can buy a copy from Amazon US or Amazon UK and there is a kindle option too.

Now, I have been having a good long chat with The Staff Person and we have decided that we would like to offer one copy of the book in a draw to one person, from anywhere in the world, who leaves a comment here.  Lisa has very kindly agreed to also send a "pawtographed" and signed bookplate to the lucky winner! All commenters will be entered into the draw unless they specifically say otherwise.

Please leave a comment before midday GMT on Monday - don't forget to put email contact details - and we will use to choose the winner. Watch this space!


A bit of a neat segue here. The beautiful cover star of
Rescued is Crepes from Cat in the Fridge blog. Her sweet story is also told in the book and her humans are the brains behind the hilarious Cat CATastrophes videos. They have recently launched a new video to celebrate the "magic of black cats". It stars Hemingway who plays "Magic Kevin" who brings his owners amazing good luck when they adopt him, only for it to all go seriously wrong when they take him to be neutered! Watch it! Have a laugh! Think about adopting a black cat :)


Sunday, 15 March 2015

A Meditative Monochrome Moment!

Some of you had the temerity to laugh at the fact that one of my nicknames is Poopy!! The person who gave me that name was summoned to appear before the magistrate and interrogated as to the reason why this came about! 

Under rather exhaustive cross examination the following statement was forthcoming from the accused: It is poo as in puddy with the affectionate ...pee (contracted to py) suffix as a term of endearment! So it's nothing to do with  ..... err ..... you know ..... doodoo or peepee! 

In fact I am given to understand that it is the shortened form of nincompoop. See below for definition.

We are joining Kitties Blue who are hosting the Sunday Selfie blog hop :) 


nincompoop - a literate and erudite person or cat
erudite - a kind of glue or someone who adheres to rudeness