Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Campaign for Skeezix!!

There are many excellent gentlemen cats participating in Zeus' Mr. Litterbox 2007 contest. Usually, we find it very difficult to vote in these types of things, and abstain. However, this is one contest where we think the winner is clear. While we are huge fans of Max, Beau, Dragonheart, and all the other fabulous contestants, we really think the crown should go to Skeezix. Instead of making a really long, wordy post, Harlie and I are just going to make a list of the reasons we think Skeezix is Mr. Litterbox 2007.

1. Skeezix is a mancat who knows his way around the litterbox. He has always been open and honest about his sometimes embarrassing literbox issues (e.g. sqwerts, poopy-toes, etc.) and that is the kind of honesty and openness we think is key for a Mr. Litterbox to have. Skeezix is a great example (or ixample) for other kitties who may have embarrassing waste issues... he shows that you can still be one cool cat!

2. Further on the subject of litterboxes... Skeezix has received messages in his!! While the true meaning of the messages has not yet been revealed, can any other contestant claim such a phenomenon?

3. There could be no more enthusiastic contestant than Skeezix. When the Miss Litterbox 2007 contest was announced, Skeezix expressed interest in participating right away. And since he couldn't, waited patiently for the Mr. Litterbox competition. He then blogged about it for pretty much a week while he prepared his entries.

4. Much like any other pageant, the winner should be charitable. While several of the other kitties entered have been extremely charitable, Skeezix has really gone above and beyond, especially in the last six months or so. He has given away many sponsorships to Best Friends, and has promoted and held several fundraisers for fellow kitty-bloggers in need.

5. Aside from just charity, Skeezix is giving in many other ways... putting together generous prize packages for winners of the several contests he's held, and even sending out presents to other cats on his own birthday! This kind of generosity is a key trait in a Mr. Litterbox winner.

6. Skeezix is extremely personable (catable?) and well-liked, another very important quality. Everyone knows about Skeezix. He has inspired many cats to begin blogs of their own, and also is often the first (or one of the first) to welcome new bloggers into the blogosphere. And let us not forget the help site he has set up to help all cat bloggers, new and old, make their blog all they would like it to be!

7. Skeezix further gives to the catblogging community by being an official repurrter for the Catblogosphere Blog.

8. Skeezix is an ambassador, working to bring together the catblogging community and the Catster community. Several Catster cats have started blogs, and several blogging cats now have profiles on Catster.

9. Skeezix is greatly concerned about public health, as is clear with his Vishus Deer Neighborhood Watch Group (on Catster). He provides the forum for cats to share information about this terrible threat... how to recognize threats, how to minimize threats, and how to deal with the threats. This is important for everyone!

10. And if you want to be superficial (such as the categories for Mr. Litterbox call for), Skeezix has it there too. He has KILLER style (no one can argue that), he cuts a great form (very thin, yet strong... his mussel definition is clear), and he is one extremely talented kitty. All of the above reasons outline some of his talents, and he is always discovering new ones... whether it be licking his eyebrows, driving the red masheen, narrating his stroles around the neighborhood, or wooing the lady cats, Skeez is super talented.

So the post ended up long and wordy, but that's often the way with Harlie and I. We hope you'll take the time to stop by the contest and


We hope we haven't hurt any other contestants' feelings. It really is nothing personal!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

My first hairball

If it looks like I'm a little embarrassed and hiding, it's because I am. Many of you know I am trying very hard to become a nice gentle ladycat. I'm already having trouble with it due to my clumsiness, naughtiness, and lack of manners sometimes. But now it's even worse. This morning at about 5:30, I yakked up a hairball. It wasn't pretty. It wasn't dainty. It certainly wasn't ladylike.

Mom woke up when it happened, because she felt Mattingly (who was sleeping against her) jump up and move to the end of the bed. Then she heard the yakking sounds and bolted up because she thought he might be getting sick in the bed. But then she saw me on the floor at the foot of the bed being really gross. I was so embarrassed that both Mom and Mattingly saw. Mom said "Oh you poor thing. I was wondering when you would get one of these. You ok? Is it all up now?" But her nice words didn't ease my shame. When it was over I ran away and tried to hide in the kitchen.

Mom cleaned it up and said she was glad for once that the bedroom was messy because I threw up on some dirty clothes that needed to be cleaned anyway (she really didn't want to scrub the carpet at 5:30am). Then she praised me again for keeping it all on one shirt. Well, honestly, I wasn't trying for anything like that. I just didn't feel good and then there it was. I wouldn't let Mom pet me or anything, so she went back to bed. But then I went into bed with her later and purred for her so she wouldn't worry. And that made her happy. I'm just trying to keep a low profile for the rest of the day. Mom would like me to add, for all the lady beans out there, that Dad slept through everything. And she thinks that's typical. Whatever. I'm going back to my hidey spot.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Yay for Mom Robyn!

Sorry our post is late. But we wanted to make sure we did our part to let Mom Robyn know how many kitties and people out here appreciate all that she does and care a lot about her!

Monday, February 05, 2007

We're here

Hi everyone. Sorry we have been so quiet over here on our blog. Mom has been very, very stressed recently, and that makes her very tired, and that means we don't really get time to blog. Her trip to Virginia went well, but she's just been working so hard lately. That means Harlie and I have had to work extra hard to make her feel loved. But she appreciates all our work. We know it because she tells us so.

Finally today I got to take care of something that was stressing me. And that is my Valentine to my best girlcat, Tipper. I've been begging and begging Mom for help with it, and today we finally got it done. Now this isn't as fancy as lots of other valentines out there, but I worked really hard on it. I put some thought into it too. I know that Tipper's favorite color is purple, and I wanted to portray how I felt about her. I hope it worked. I entered it into Skeezix's Valentine's Day Kontest. I don't expect to win anything, but I like that it's a forum to let everyone know how special Tipper is. I'm also posting it below because I worked so hard on it and am proud of it.

Harlie is not old enough yet to have a valentine, but that's not bothering her at all. She has way to many other things on her mind. Maybe next year.

Hope you all are well. Please forgive my lack of comments!