Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Legends, remember to get your button from the previous post! Congratulations to each of you and thank you for everything you do! Thank you also to those who nominated others for this event! You helped make it a success!
Located just outside of Dallas, Texas is a wonderful house with wonderful spirit...approximately twelve spirits to be exact. Maw takes in rescues that most people would turn a blind eye to, and she does it with love. Also, she has worked to have laws passed against animal cruelty in Texas. Her three nominators are The Meezers, Parker, and Zippie, Sadie, and Speedy.
Located across the Atlantic is our good friend, Crazie Queen. Though she always has some sort of cause tucked away in her sleeve, her latest adventure is the Race for Life for cancer research. Let's just hope she runs in something befitting a runner and not all of the heavy armor from her reenactment tour in Italy! Her nominator is Bob-Kat, a fellow Brit herself!
I have known Auntie P for quite some time, and it always amazes me the lengths this wonderful lady will go to for felines. From explaining to you how to grow the most luscious cat grass, informing you on how best to get clean soiled laundry, or showing you how to keep your cats off of your furniture, Auntie P knows it all! Currently a foster mom, she is helping save many feline lives in Singapore. Her nominator was Five-Cat Style.
Another wonderful person to have in our Legends Ball! Once a year, DKM (short for Diva Kitty Mom if you're not in the know!) raises money in the San Francisco area to support AIDS research and hospice support. Deeply committed to the cause, DKM raised $1,000 last year through contributions on her blogsite. Why not help her hit that mark again by paying her visit? Better yet: Have her blow that mark out of the water!
Friday, May 18, 2007
What? You're not familiar with the Legends Ball? I suggest you read up on the subject here.
The Legends Ball was started as a way to honor people, felines, and canines who are doing something to make a difference in the world. We all know of someone special who does terrific things day-in and day-out, and sometimes, we may not tell them just how wonderful we think they are. This is your chance!
Leave the name and link of the person you are nominating to have included in our celebration. Please also make sure to state in the comments why you nominated this person so that this information can be included as well. Those nominated will have a brief write-up concerning their contributions as well as receive the highly coveted "My Legendary Story" button for their blogs.
You have until Tuesday, May 22, to nominate someone! Please only ONE nomination per blogger!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
We're praising God.
The end of the school semester has finally arrived. Yesterday, the human pet took her last final. With that, she officially has one year of graduate work under her belt.
Believe you me: It could not have come soon enough.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
1. My favorite food is fresh, raw tuna.
2. One of my secret nicknames is "Gazda", which means "old man", in Slovak. This is probably due to the fact that I do quite a bit of moaning and groaning, a.k.a. bitching.
3. On occasion, I like waking up my human pet by laying my belly on her face and smothering her.
4. When I was a kitten, I would crawl onto my human pet's shoulder and ride on top while she walked around the house. According to my pet, I still think I am a kitten because I continue to try to do this. She says I'm too fat now.
5. I've never met a human female who didn't love me.
6. Once the litter box is freshly cleaned, I need to go in and mess it up immediately to let everyone know (in case there was doubt) that it's my bathroom.
7. I'm very proud of my hunting abilities, and recently, I left a thumb-size cockroach in my human pet's bed. When she woke up, she saw me staring at her, and the cockroach was right below me. Can you say, "Holy banshee scream, Batman?"
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Daily Overview for May 15, 2007
Provided by Astrology.com
Quickie: Expect to be asked some probing questions today. Your image is on the line.
Overview: Rubbing elbows with the creme de la creme of society casts a rosy glow over your self-esteem, and no wonder -- these people just adore you! Keep hold of your common sense and you won't get knocked off your feet.
I knew you loved me, dear reader! I just knew it! But do me a favor: No questions of the probing variety. That does not sound pleasant in the slightest.
What's your horoscope for today?
Monday, May 14, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
1. The loveseat
2. The couch, a.k.a. my throne
3. Perfectly good bras (love those cups!)
4. Box spring mattresses
7. Brand new bed linens
9. Garage shelving
10. Dining room chairs
11. The Internet connection
12. Scrapbook supplies
13. The human pet's homework
*If you were to ask me the truth of such things in person, I will deny it adamantly.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
She's back on the crack again, and this time, it's serious.
Take, for example, what she did yesterday morning.
My pet woke up at about nine o'clock. She took a shower, made some coffee, and casually browsed through some mail. I watched her from the dining room as she stood in the kitchen, noting the slight twitch in her mouse hand, a.k.a right hand, as she sipped on her cup.
"Don't give into it," I said. "You must fight it."
"I really don't want to study," she replied.
"Don't give into it," I said again. "Why don't you and I just snuggle on the couch and watch some HGTV?"
"Nah, I think I'm going to go kill drachnids in The Hive for that awesome shield that Izne needs. Plus, I think I could probably get some experience and maybe some more cool items."
My pet stepped out of the kitchen and headed for the den as I sat there, screaming: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!"
She had already assumed the persona of the evil necromancer named Izne, and she was determined to solo (i.e., kill things without the help of others in the game) until her eyes bulged out of her skull. Determined to get her away from the computer, I rose up on my hind legs and kneaded my claws into her thigh.
Soon, the sounds of WRRRR and AWWWW and RrhmmmRrhmmm filled the air. Footsteps blasted out of the speakers followed by digital insectoid noises.
She had reached The Hive.
I kneaded my claws into her thigh again. I wasn't about to let this drop.
Turning in her chair, the pet let out an exasperated sigh. "Alright, alright. What is it?"
"If I feed you, will you leave me alone?"
It is at this point in the story, my friends, that I must say I succumbed to that most natural of all instincts: hunger. I wish I could say I was a good pet owner, that I looked after my pet and reprimanded her for her ill ways, but alas, I cannot. In the end, I did the only thing I could do.
I gave in to the blackmail.
My pet got up, filled my food bowl to the line that read "Brimming", and proceeded back to the den whereupon I did not hear from her for another three hours. A part of myself died yesterday, but no matter.
At least I had a full food bowl.
Friday, May 04, 2007
For example, let's examine what happened yesterday afternoon.
My human pet typically arrives home by four o'clock. Normally, her make-up is worn by this point, and her clothes are a tad frumpled from sitting in her car. She smells of the scents of her day: copier ink, gasoline, sloppy joes from a school cafeteria. Her steps are tiresome, and on occasion, she takes a short one to two hour nap just to recharge.
That didn't happen yesterday.
At around five o'clock, my keen ears picked up the brisk walk of a human approaching the front door. There seemed to be a rare and yet obvious spring to the step of this human, and I knew for certain it could not be my human pet as "tired" and "spring" do not go quote "hand-in-hand" as the homo sapiens say. The door opened, and in walked this strange looking individual who acted like she lived here.
I stared for a long time at this woman. She looked familiar, but at the same time, she did not. I padded beside her calves and sniffed. No scents of my human pet to be found. Instead, she smelled of rosemary and gingko, bleach, and just a hint of lemongrass. The clothes were not even the stylish fashions my pet wore home from work.
Who was this person?
I steered back on my hind feet as my hairs bristled from head to tail. I became one with my inner-dog. There was no way I was letting this strange female into The House without a fight! I spat at her toes, and I waved an angry, fully clawed paw at her ankles to let her know that I had gone "crunk" as the humans say.
The human leaned over, and she smiled at me for the longest. Rubbing behind my ears, she subdued me with her charms and then lifted me up off of the floor.
"I don't know what your problem is, Zeus. Isis must be rubbing off on you," she said.
What passed through my mind was to the effect of, "Oh no, you di'in!"
I looked into those familiar green eyes, and I could hardly believe it.
My pet was a brand new woman! No caterpillars arching over her eyes! No dull, dark blonde hair! Why, she looked absolutely radiant!
And then I remembered that she had not told me she was going to be late or that she would be changing her look.
"Did you ask me if you could color your hair?" I asked.
"No, and if you don't watch it, I'll dye you pink," was her response.
I said nothing. I think that was a wise choice on my part.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Out of love for my dear Mexican hairless feline friends, I have been working on my Spanish lately. See if you can figure out the false cognate in the following English sentences. Some of them are quite amusing!
1. The snake was so large!
2. My mom is embarassed so she can't fly on airplanes.
3. I was the ultimate student to leave the room.
4. Yesterday, we went to the store to buy some ropes.
5. Please put these papers in that manilla carpet.
6. You don't have to support that!
7. Could you get me a vase of water please?
8. There was a very bad choke on the highway this morning.
9. Did you record our meeting this afternoon?
10. The party was a huge exit!
11. I assist to the office every day.
12. Look at all of the beautiful wildflowers in the camp!
13. Their body was so beautiful that I cried when they said, "I do!"