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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Leia, Raven, Pepper, Michael and Precious

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  

Leia: Well, there’s a lot of us, so who goes-

Raven: FIRST!

Pepper: Very mature, kid.

Michael: Have ya’ll ever noticed that your heads can fit in my mouth? How weird is that?

Precious: Will this take long? I haven’t seen the inside of my eyelids in a very long time.

Age:  

Pepper: Um, let’s see. Oldest to youngest? In that case Precious is –

Precious: Still young enough to kick your multi-colored tail if you finish that sentence.

Raven: I find it very odd that we all can tell time yet none of us can even read.

Michael: I’m sixteen months old. Not sure what a month is, but I am sixteen of them.

Leia: Oh for crying out loud. Precious is 12, Pepper is 6, I’m 5, and Raven is 8 months.

Location:  

Leia: I believe we’re in Houston.

Raven: Not exactly Houston. Well, it’s close enough.

Precious: Humble, we’re in Humble.

Pepper: Like, being humble, meek, lowly and that stuff?

Michael: Weird name for a place. I think it’s pronounced “umble” though.

Raven: That’s not how you say “humble”.

Michael: Dude, I know. 

Web/Blog Page:  http://Walkingthroughpain.com

Leia: You should check it out. Or else!

Pepper: Did you just threaten the audience?

Michael: What’s an audience?

Precious: It’s the people who will be reading this later.

Raven: So why not just call them people?

ALL: Ohhhh……

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  

Michael: I was tearing it up with some of my bros, when all of a sudden…

Raven: These enormous hands came in and grabbed me...

Pepper: Next thing I knew, these faces were looking down on me…

Leia: And they hugged me and gave me food and let me chase the cats…

Precious: I infiltrated the male human’s domicile nigh on a decade ago, feigning an injured paw and utilizing my notable skills of stealth and deception in order to set myself up as the veritable queen of this domicile.

Michael: Pepper told me you got beat up and sounded like a tiny little kitten and daddy fed you scraps of –

Precious: Silence demon fluff dog!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?   

Leia: I’ve got an anxiety problem. I literally ate holes in the walls. And, well, mom and dad still kept me around.  That was unexpected.

Raven: I had a pretty bad rash on my side that really messed up the daily schedule for not only my parents, but for my brother and sisters. Sorry, guys.

Pepper: I think I’ve always known that mom and dad were going to be there for me. Then again, I was the cat equivalent of a toddler when they brought me home.

Precious: As my younger canine companion so eloquently stated earlier, I was in all senses of the word, a rescue. Dad found me one night with an injured paw, took me in, and the rest is history.

Michael: The first night I was brought home. They wouldn’t stop recording me. They had these big, goofy grins on their faces.

Leia: Your head fit in my mouth back then.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   

Raven: I really haven’t been here long enough to cause much destruction. I did knock over the lamp a few days ago.

Michael: Did you break it?

Raven: No

Pepper: Doesn’t count.

Leia: I followed mom  and dad into the garage one time and hopped into the car. I thought we were going for a ride! Turns out, we weren’t. I freaked when they tried to get me out, and well, I peed in the car.

Everyone else: Hee, hee, hee.

Leia: Grrrrrrr!

Michael: Now, see, I peed literally every single night when I first came home. I had an excuse: I was a puppy.

Leia: Shut. Up.

Pepper: So when we moved to the house from the apartment a few years ago, we suddenly got these long, soft sheets hanging from the top of the windows –

Leia: Curtains. And you obliterated them.

Pepper: Yeah….those were a lot of fun.

Precious: Years ago, and I don’t remember much for the night was so traumatic, I supposedly walked up and down the hall, howling, and eventually, relieved myself on the floor. Obviously these accusations are baseless.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  

Leia: Mom. I just wriggled my way into her heart.

Michael: I was a white ball of fluff, of course mom loves me the most.

Pepper: I am an egalitarian paw wrapper.

Raven: You’re an eagle?

Pepper: Yes Raven, I am an eagle.

Raven: So cool. I’m an eagle, too.

Precious: You’ve got both mom and dad around your paws?

Raven: That, too.

Precious: The human male’s soul is mine and mine alone. Touch him not!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  

Leia: The biggest misconception is that as a French bulldog, I should be more fancy. Well, I live in the US, sorry to disappoint.

Pepper: Oui.

Michael: The greatest misconception about me is that I will eat anything and everything in my path, leaving a wake of destruction so wide and vast it could only be called apocalyptic. All I want is some good play time and some snoozing.

Raven: The whole black cat stigma.

Precious: You’re not bad luck.

Raven: Exactly.

 




❤ Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition! ❤

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Shelagh Na Gig

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  My name is Shelagh Na Gig, which is shortened to Shelagh at home. My slave human believes she picked it from a PJ Harvey song she’s fond of, but obviously I just did some ninja-jedi mind control on her so that she gave me the name of a pagan Goddess. My true name will remain ineffable – of course.

Age:  I’m ten years on this planet but as a goddess, I’m obviously eternal within the universe.

Location:  I was born in the Royal Palace (Now the Asian Art Museum – see wikipedia ) by Liston in Corfu Town and currently reside in less than palatial surroundings in a Central Athens flat with my human slave and 2 cat minions.

Web/Blog Page:  https://kizbotblog.wordpress.com/ is where my human rants on about Greek politics and wibbles on about food. Though you will find pictures of me and the other two urchin dolts she has forced me to endure as residents of my Royal Court. Neither of them can ever hope to equal my beauty, royal elegance or supreme deity intelligence. But tolerate them I must.

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Fortunately, I only have to put up with one human slave. It’s quite trying to mind control the idiots, so one will suffice. My early childhood was marked by some rather unregal deprivation and when I saw the woman, who I instantly recognized as an easy mark, I simply walked up and sat on her. To give credit where it’s due, she is at least relatively quick on the uptake and agreed to my terms of ownership of her almost as instantly as I laid them out.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When she brought me back to Athens after an intensely annoying journey where I was forced to sit in a cage. A CAGE! The indignity of it! Forced to sit for many hours travelling in a cage! Anyways, upon arrival she immediately let me out onto the balcony and said, ‘If your highness would care to peruse her new surroundings?’ or words to that effect, then I knew she would make a good servant.  

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Dora: Oh hark at miss snotty knickers! I still eat all your food.
Shelagh: Desist this insolence! This is my interview.
Deep within the flat from under the bookcase.
Elsa: That woman kidnapped me!
Shelagh and Dora: Shut up dummy!
Dora: Duh! You’d have frozen to death in the snow if the soft-hearted cow hadn’t picked you up!
Shelagh: Silence!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  I’ve had no such moment as I am perfection in royal cat form. However, the moment that the slave most tried my patience was when she came back with the House Pest – Dora. It’s taken 3 years to recover from the shock and then she brought back another one. At least the new edition, though young and stupid, is entirely black, whereas the house pest looks like a Jersey Cow – so common! I have finally come to accept that Dora serves a purpose as another minion. Thus she is tolerated – under protest.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? The slave is generally easy to mind control and is extremely well behaved apart from the two major slip ups when she has returned with unwelcome additions to my Royal residence

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  As I’m exceedingly and regally beautiful there are some idiotic humans who think this means they have permission to lay their hands on me. The slave has been instructed to warn them of the inadvisability of deigning to touch a goddess but they often ignore her warnings and are dealt a lightning claw strike to put them in their place. Only the slave is allowed close proximity.



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Posted by on July 13, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Warning – Human/Bear Encounters

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2017 in Bacon

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Kessy

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Kessy – Though – which real name the cat has is a secret among the cat community.

Age:  Nearly 8 (7 years and ten months), yes I am a big girl, no kitten anymore, no matter what my female slave says.

Location:  Hannover, Germany

Web/Blog Page:  I do not blog, I am a snob, I am a deity, after all, I let blog – my female slave does blog, though.  inhannover.wordpress.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Parents? Oh, you mean my slave? Strange fat human, why does she come over and disturb me in my basket when there are all the other cats she can interact with? Oh, she brings a present, good. Still, not showing too much appreciation, just a majestic nod – or what is the feline equivalent. Good, she leaves again.  Then a strange thing happened. The nice lady from the shelter shoved me into a basket (one of those things she took me and all my fellow inmates to the vet with) and brought me to a strange weird place. She let me out of the basket and I fled and jumped at the window, dang it was closed! But there was a second door. I sped past that fat human again and searched shelter under what I call now the big cat bed. There was a white and black tom, but he seemed ok-ish. He did not growl and not hiss. He just blinked. Cool guy. I settled there. I heard the slave say something to the not so nice any more lady from the shelter – and then they fell silent. We four waited with baited breath – but nothing happened. The humans let me be, The lady from the shelter even forgot me when she went home.  Later that day I heard the wood about my head creak and the tom went out and joined the fat slave on the bed. I jumped out and went into the third room of the apartment, where I found a Kessy sized cave, in which I curled up. All my friends were missing. Later at night I ventured back, the tom lay at the feet of the fat human. He was really friendly. The human spoke to me – so I fled again. That was my first day at the new home. And several days more.

What was  the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When I hid from the human slave under the cover of the sofa and she brought me presents and laid them in front of the opening and then left me to it. Then I knew I had found my very own slave. She even played with me and gave me treats despite not being allowed to caress me at first.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   When I brought out a hairball on the freshly done covers on the big cat bed. I have done that several times, and the slave has the impertinence to try to shove me on the ground to vomit there. But most times she is too late.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? There is only one slave at my home and she is firmly wrapped around my paw. Unless she decides to take me to the vet. She should know better by now. I have left some very stinky reminders for her that I do not like being put into that box and being brought there. Last time they even stole my teeth! My pride and joy! But apart from this strange affinity to the vet she is a good slave and gives me treats galore and plays with me. She even feeds me grass stems now that I find it difficult to plug them myself (your own fault woman).  Ok, my teeth hurt that much that I refused to eat, so maybe she did have a point.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That I am tiny at heart. I am only tiny compared to human bodies. I am a tiger – or a lioness …Or maybe it is my fur colour (color in your part of the world) – it appears to be rather black-ish – but I am mainly red-brownish – which the sun reveals.



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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Noel, The Christmas Cat

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Noel, The Christmas Cat

Age:  10

Location:   Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Web/Blog Page:  http://dogdaz.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I was really scared and really sick, but the humans did not know that yet. I just wanted to hide. I had been on my own for 9 months already and all this commotion made me afraid. Then these humans took me from my cage into a box into a room where they made me feel better and they hugged me and loved me. I thought that this could be OK but I still was not sure about those humans.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  My new Mom held me for weeks and gave me medicine and held me more. Slowly, I realized that she was never going to let me go anywhere else and she was always going to take care of me and that this was my place forever. Mom is the only person that I let pick me up and turn me upside down like she did when I was first here at the Zoo and very sick. She protects me from the other animals in the house (especially that mean Stella cat) and makes sure I have safe places to call my own. If that is not home, what is?

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Mom says that I am not the sharpest tack in the pack (whatever that means). Because I have feline herpes and not socialized until almost a year old, she thinks that it provided me with special powers, unlike other cats. For example, I don’t like cat litter so I don’t use the same toilet as the other cats. It took awhile for me to teach Mom that I will use weewee pads in my preferred spots and though I still overshoot them from time to time, I don’t think that’s bad, is it? Truly, I don’t think about much. Mom doesn’t get mad at me ever because she knows that I am special. I live primarily in the living/dining room and kitchen (where the yummy stuff is) and mostly Mom has made it safe so that my big fluffiness can’t get hurt, or break too many things. I don’t really understand the “oh no, now I’ve done it” thing because everything I do is purrfect, for a cat like me. It is all the other cats that get in trouble or try to get me into some, but I am special, and I know to run and hide when they do stupid stuff like knock over plants or face off with the little dog. Not me! 

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? My Mom is the most important human in the house, as she says it should be. Everyone that lives here says that I am the most beautiful, sweet, giant white cat, they know and they all brush me (because I shed white stuff all year round) and pet me. I prefer Mom to all others but if one of my human family is sitting quietly on MY couch, I will talk to them and ask them for a brushing or a treat. Then usually I run away until Mom comes. I do like the big black dog, she is quiet too. I do my best to stay away from the pesky youngsters. Nine and Mini, who try to unthrone me from the top of the cat tree, or the blonde dog who chases me down the hall. The new little dog is smaller than I am, so I kind of think he is ok, but I am not sure yet.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People thank that I am aloof because I am scared. If they would just be quiet I will come to them (maybe). I have a special sense that tells me when it is ok to come out of my hiding spots. I am a keen judge of character and Mom uses me as a barometer to see if the kid’s friends are worthy of being on my couch. I am a simple cat, with simple desires, if people would just be patient.




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Reilly and Denny

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Reilly and Denny

Age:  Reilly is 9 and Denny is 5

Location:  Jacksonville, Florida

Web/Blog Page:  http://cowspotdog.blogspot.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Reilly – I was 3 weeks old when I first met my peeps – my breeder had two shelties and two dachshund and was a very caring of wonderful lady. Mom picked me up and I snuggled right into her arms like I belonged there and promptly fell asleep – yes I chose her – I knew she was special. Dad was busy cuddling a baby dachshund and I wasn’t to sure about him. Mom and Dad came to visit me every week until I was ready to go home with them and Mom gave me my name straight away and my breeder called me that all the time so by time I was ready to go home I already knew it. Here I am tasting my first ever bacon beggin strip – I wasn’t sure what to do with it so I ran around the garden until I finally figured out how tasty is was.

Denny – I was already 11 weeks old when I met Mom and Dad for the first time – I was very tiny for my age and hadn’t had a lot of human contact so I was pretty timid but Mom snuggled me close and whispered lots of soft words in my ears. I took me a few weeks to get use to them and Mom was my favorite for sure – but eventually I knew they would protect me and care for me no matter what. It took nearly a year before I went to Dad for my first cuddle and since then he is my now my ‘go to guy’ for snuggles’

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Reilly – I just knew right from the first time I met my Mom that this was the person who would love me forever. When we arrived at my new home there was a huge big fenced garden for me to run in and so many places to sniff. Mom had a basket full of toys for me and she would take me everywhere with her. I especially knew it was my home though when the gardener left the gate open after mowing the lawn and Mom went and told them off because I could of gotten lost.

Denny – I took me a long time to get use to being in a house and having people around but I knew it was forever home when Mom bought me a bed and put it next to her bed – it was my special spot and every night I would curl up in and felt safe and loved.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Reilly – the very first night I was home with Mom and Dad – they had set up a little play pen for me to keep me safe. Mom was just going up the stairs when she heard me yelp she turned around in a panic wondering why I was crying and lost her footing and fell backwards down the stairs, She dislocated her shoulder and got badly bruised and even though she was in a lot of pain she called to dad and made him check on me first. There was nothing wrong – I just didn’t want to be alone in the play pen. Mom had to go to the hospital to get a pain shot and x-ray (she put her shoulder back in place herself) and even though she had her arm in a sling she still managed to drive from Minnesota to Nebraska the next day to where we were going to live.

Denny – My oh oh moment was when I discovered the joys of digging in flower pots and decided one day to help Mom by emptying them all out on the deck. Mom wasn’t angry as it was the end of winter and Mom was going to empty the pots out anyway to get them ready for some spring planting. What was amazing is I didn’t get dirty at all 🙂

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Reilly and Denny – without a doubt it is Mom she is a easy mark for that sad eye look or that sad little whimper- we have her well trained to give us our meals at a certain time – to go walkies when we rattle our leads. Mom also NEVER eats all her food so sometimes she will let us have a little bit of her meal – Dad is tough – he never shares.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  That they don’t think we understand when they spell something instead of saying it.  Trust us – we know what V-E-T means and B-A-T-H means.

 

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Dear Bacon

 Dear Bacon – Really!?  Have you ever had one of those mornings?  There I was in the bathroom drinking out of my personal fountain when my pops got out of the shower.  Oh have mercy.  I threw my arms in the air like I just didn’t care and told him that I gave.  I mean really.  Should anyone be unfortunate to see their humans getting out of the wet shower… naked.  I think I may need psychiatric help for years after this.  I really thought he was trying to hold me up.  Shaking my purr head.  Signed Hands Up Among Other Things

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Dear Hands Up Among Other Things – Thank you my friend.  Now I among all of my faithful readers will now be in psychiatric help right there along with you.  Once has been read can now not be unread and we will all have this visions in our mind.  Thanks for sharing my friend.  I hope therapy helps for all of us – snorts.

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  Dear Bacon – Batcat lives.  My shadow says everything.  I am the real Batcat.  Be afraid.  Signed Batcat

Dear Batman – Well there you go then my friend.  The shadow never lies.  You are most definitely Batcat for sure.  Now be very still in that position.  I would hate to see you lose one of your lives since well you know since you are Batcat.

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Dear Bacon – Day 3 and the pooches have no clue of my secretive undercover mission here.  I tell you my friend – I have the power!  I get to hear everything that they talk about.  It’s not as exciting as what I thought.  Meows.  Signed Purr Thing on the Downlow

Dear Purr Thing on the Downlow – WOW.  Really they don’t have interesting conversations?  You haven’t heard anything exciting.  Tell us.  What do dogs really think about all day.  You can tell us. It’s about licking themselves isn’t it?  Snorts with piggy laughter.


Dear Bacon – Help me.  If this picture doesn’t scream HELP – how many other ways can I say that?  What human in their right mind would ever think this was awesome or fun for us?  Really?  Tell me the advertising for this contraption didn’t have those words.  Because I’ll tell you something Bacon – it’s not fun.  It’s not awesome.  It’s confining.  It’s hot.  I think I will pee all over my human in disgust.  What say you?  Signed Pussy in a Bubble

Dear Pussy in a Bubble – I’m sitting here just shaking my head my friend.  What moron came up with this idea?  Squeeze a purr thing in a book bag?  Really?  You look like you are counting the ways of getting even.  I kind of agree with peeing all over your human.  Let’s see how water proof that bag is right now.  Betcha he wouldn’t do that again.  Let me know if he does though… oh my!

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Dear Bacon – Look pig – even though I’m a dog I have to make my statement.  I’m not just an ordinary Yorkshire Terrier.  I’m much more than that.  I have personality.  I have to make my mark in today’s world.  What better way than having a creative hairstyle.  Hey, humans do it all of the time.  Why can’t us anipals?  Explain that to me huh.  What do you think.  Too Goth?  Not enough Goth?  Should I paint my nails black as well?  Signed Goth In Training

Dear Goth In Training – Let me tell you my friend.  I am impressed and slightly jealous.  I love your look. It gives you style.  It makes you stand out.  It gives you the umph that you need to say, “Hey, I am my own dog.”  I love it and think the little guy here Houdini needs to pay attention to this letter and make a stand for himself.  And yes why not to black nails.  I say you live once, live it to the fullest!

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REMEMBER my friends, Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please remember to send me your pictures and letters to my email address.  ♥

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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