Sunday, 23 September 2012

The Common Good

Listen up Austin!
We got an award.
Oh that’s nice!
Yes it’s the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award and we got it from Mollie and Alfie!
What’s a team?
It’s where two or more people work together for the common good.
The common good being me!

If you say so!

from Mollie and Alfie :)

Anyway, thank you very much Mollie and Alfie for this award, but we feel that maybe Austin needs to go on a course or something to learn about how to work in a team. Maybe even go on a team building weekend?

What’s team building?

Hmmm! Not that exactly, Austin! Team building is where a bunch of people who work together but who don’t like each other go off for a weekend and climb to the top of a mountain and jump off into a chasm in the hopes that someone who wants their job will catch them! It’s called learning to trust! It’s also called retrenchment. A lot of professional working type people do it.  Apparently it’s really good for bonding and group dynamics and all kinds of stuff like that. Then, after they’ve finished, the survivors all go back to the hotel and drink beer and make a lot of noise until they fall into the collective unconscious. 

And you want me to go on one of those? I can already do unconscious and I drink beer with Spitty and I can push Tigger from a great height into a chasm - or some other deep fisher! I think you mean fissure, Austin! Whatever!

Now, the rules on this award appear to be a bit vague, but if you feel your are part of team Austin then please feel free to take this award and do with it as you will :)

Happy Sunday!!


  1. Congratulations on the award!
    "Team Building" sends shivers down my spine too, fingers crossed I never have the displeasure, haha!
    I'm very much Team Austin, of course :) Which is strange because cats are such....well, solo creatures!

  2. That's a cool award you got, Austin! Congrats!

  3. Congratulations on a well-deserved award. You are a team player for sure (even though I'm sure you need your alone time) and besides that....lots of your team came over to visit me thanks to your shout-out. After being gone for a year, I can't thank you enough!!!!

  4. ConCats on your award Austin. Is that what you and Spitty are calling harems these days - a "team"? MOL!

  5. Dear Austin
    Team Building!?! Mes don't get the concept of team. There is me and there is everyone else!

  6. Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the HedgeSunday, September 23, 2012 4:25:00 pm

    This award continues to build recognition of your uncommon awesomeness Austin! Goodness! Great job!

  7. This team building stuff sounds like fun. I better get started on my checklist.
    A. Which of the neighbor dogs do I want to push into the chasm?
    B. Must I choose only ONE?
    C. What should my celebratory drink be?

    heh heh
    ; ) Katie

  8. Concatulations on your award, Austin!

  9. Congrats Austin! We do love the collective unconscious and Jungian dreamwork.

  10. Mommy would be BAD at this teamwork thing. Really, really bad.

    ConCATS Austin!

  11. Ohhhh...we think we'll like this team building thing where we can push...what? Oh. You mean they jump on their own? Jeeez. What's the fun in that?
    Congratulations on the award, Austin!

  12. I totally agree with you, who need to jump off a cliff to go drink beer. There are plenty of people to drink beer with. But congrats on the award. That was well deserved. Take care.

  13. Congratulations on your great award!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  14. That is a cool award, and so is the halo!

  15. My Human squirted coffee out her nose when she read that description of team-building! She has hadded to go to a few of that sort of thing over the years, and mostly what is has made her want to do was kill the other members of her team. I don't think that was the appropriate response, do you? Good thing they were not REALLY on a cliff because who knows what the outcome might have been. I dunno--do they let Humans have cats in prison? Ha ha ha!

    Let's go for a beer later, Mate. How 'bowt you teleport over here. I know a few good neighborhood bars.

  16. Huh? Did I miss something? Team building? I'll pick, um, Katie, Waffles and Jeter for my team.

  17. Concats Austin I think any team you are on is fantastic through we should modify the excerices to cat centric with who could eat the most gooshy food and harmonized meowing.

  18. Loved the post Austin,so funny..I'm coming for a beer next time you and Spitty go :) xx000xx

  19. Team building sounds scary, but I am definitely on your team, Austin!

  20. YAAAY, AustinYou are the king of Everything!!!


  21. oh thank you for that perfect description of team-building exercises! The only folks who benefit are the highly-paid consultants who come up with this stuff!

    You perhaps may guess from my tone that I've been through those! That's why I'm gonna be a professional artist when I grow up. Be my own dang team!

    PS. ahahahahahahahahha

  22. would love to see a group of cat bloggers take off on that weekend. Now THAT would be funny!! MOL!!
    Love, Cody
    who is a GDI "God Damned Independent" MOL!

  23. dood, conga ratz on yur award, mollie N alfie did a grate job N frank lee we think ewe haz grate team werk considerin ewe N nellie got two gether at de palace during electshun week N drank til ewe wuz both ....

    oooops...we think we iz meowin two much

    la la lal la la la la...

    ok then.....

  24. Congrats on the award! I'm proud to be a member of Team Austin. :)

  25. Congratulations Austin! Tommie would like to be on your team. Sitting around singing songs and holding paws...but our Grace Lillian would be better at the pushing off a cliff stuff.

  26. Concats on your team building award Austin.
    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

  27. Austin, I will ALWAYS be a part of your team. That's why I send secret emails to you on occasion. heeeee.

  28. Hey Pal, what's Pink Gin? Could I drink it in my pink beddy?

  29. Hi Guy!
    Thanks for coming to my party! You know, you could always be my double! We also wanted to let you know we won't be blogging for a while. Mommy says she needs a break.
    She says we will be reading , but may not comment.(Rats)

  30. Oh theese one is a good one! (Darn that Human of mine slacking off and making me miss all your cleverness...)

  31. Concats on the award!
    Like a famous doctor said “There's no "I" in team. There's a "me" though, if you jumble it up.”


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