November 27th 2013 8:27 am
[ Leave A Comment | 9 people already have ]
Mom has told me that she is leaving her writing job at the animal magazine. Much as she loves the people and truly believes in the organization, she says that all her uncoordinated deadlines made her very stressed and anxious to the point where she was losing sleep and not wanting to go to work. It's also a very long drive - up to an hour one way.
I guess this means that I won't have anyone to get my ideas published, but it does mean I will have more time for Catster! Yay! Mom says she'll certainly look around for another job, maybe go back to working in a shelter or a vet clinic.
Anyway, her last big cat story will up on the web in a couple of weeks and I'll put a link to it in my diary. It's all about those fantastic internet cats. It's called The Cult of Purr-sonality.
November 6th 2013 10:27 am
[ Leave A Comment | 12 people already have ]
OMC, furriends, my mom got some great news today! She won a medal in the Cat Writers Association contest! She won first place in Magazine Article: Health and General Care for her story "Junk in the Trunk" about helping fat kitties lose weight. Teebo, Rose, and Callie helped!
I'm doing the happy dance! (not really, I'm sleeping while she's typing)
November 1st 2013 12:52 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 4 people already have ]
I know I haven't written lately, but it's the husband's fault - he slapped a gag order on me unless I keep him out of my diary. Fat chance!
Anyway, not much going on in my neck of the woods. Mom just finished writing a story for her magazine called "The Cult of Purr-sonality." It's all about why cats are so big on the internet, and she profiled 5 of the biggest: Lil Bub (mom's favorite), Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Henri Le Chat Noir, and Nora the piano playing cat. Her editors said they laughed, they cried, they loved it. They think it's the best one she's done so far! She's really hoping she'll snag a Cat Writers Award next year.
The video team at her office may go to Indiana to make a video with Lil Bub, and mom told them if that happens, they MUST take her. It just would not be furr-air if they went without her. I mean, she did all the heavy lifting!
As for we three cats, everything is the same as it ever was. Mom bought a fuzzy new throw for the chaise longue, and it has become my favorite thing to sleep on. It reminds me of my mother.
Happy Dias de los Muertos, everybody!
September 13th 2013 2:49 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 10 people already have ]
Before I get started, let me tell you about one of my newest furriends: Tillie, a sweet young thing who was adopted from a shelter by a family that has never owned a cat before. They love her madly, and because they've never had a cat, Tillie has been asking a lot of questions about how they should take care of her. I, knowing everything, have been answering them. She also has requested more furriends, so I'm asking all of you to run over and make furriends with her. You won't be sorry!
Okay, here's what living the dream is all about. My mom has been working on a story about feline internet sensations, and you are going to die of jealousy when you hear that to date she has interviewed Lil Bub, Henri le Chat Noir, and today - Grumpy Cat! She asks them why they think people are so fascinated by cats on the internet (to the point where they don't get any work done when they're supposed to), what they've done for cat charities, who they think are the next big cat things, and more. The story will be in the January issue of her magazine, and she'll post a link in my diary. And all of their interpreters have offered to send copies of their books to me!
Next week - Colonel Meow!
September 2nd 2013 9:31 am
[ Leave A Comment | 8 people already have ]
Not for me, thank goodness - I'm as healthy as a horse. My furriend Ghost is in the hospital with a dire illness. Please send purrs and purrayers his way - he's only 6 and should have many more years ahead of him.
August 14th 2013 3:28 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 18 people already have ]
Furriends, you all know who Grumpy Cat is. Well, a couple of weeks ago, mom got a notice that Grumpy Cat is debuting a branded bottled coffee drink called Grumpuccino. I'm not lying. Mom immediately preordered a 12-pack. She says if it's guaranteed to make the drinker grumpier, she's all for it.
So that got me thinking -- how can I brand my fabulous self? Astonishingly, the husband came up with a pawsome idea: bottle my own whiske(r)y and call it Monster Mash! What do you think, furriends? Start with a little catnip base and add a touch of tuna water?
Then mom came up with another idea: a talk show for cats called The Shed. Would you tune in to watch it, furriends? If you think it's a good idea, let me know. I have to do it fast, because Lil Bub's Big Show is debuting on Sept. 3. She interviews guinea pigs and goldfish and Whoopie Goldberg. I wish her all the best, but I know that my show would be killer, because I could get real celebs like Romeo the cat and Newman and Finney and Jackson Galaxy.
Hold the phone! Toby in England could be my sidecat - Americans love an English accent. And he tells funny stories with a perfectly straight face. Oh, pawsome!
I wonder what I should wear to the Acatemy Awards when I accept my statuette?
June 26th 2013 2:54 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 12 people already have ]
Oh my cat, Catsters, it's been so long since Mom has done my typing for me. I sent away to China for a pair of artificial thumbs so I could do it myself. I saw them advertised on a late night infomercial but something tells me it's a scam, since I ordered them a few years ago and they've never arrived.
Anyway, the big event in my life was that I had my teeth cleaned for the first time in my life. They love me so much at the vet that they decided to keep a piece of me as a souvenir - a tooth! Yes, I had to have a crownectomy because the roots had been resorbed. As there had been no change in my eating habits or any other type of behavior, mom had no idea that something was not right. Well, fortunately it was not a front tooth, so the removal will not affect my modeling career. The worst part of it all, as you cats know, is that I didn't get any breakfast that morning, and that just doesn't cut it with me.
In other dental news, the husband lost a tooth as well, and he's very unhappy about it. In his case, it is a front tooth. He broke it when he was a little kid and after all these years, it started giving him problems. He will have an implant, but in the meantime he has a big empty space there, which makes him look like a character out of "Deliverance." He refuses to let mom look at him without his temporary fake tooth in. It shouldn't affect his modeling career, either, since he never had one in the first place.
Mom just wrote a story about pet-friendly interior design for her magazine, and she used a lot of examples of what my sisfurs and I have done to make the house more attractive. Like the time I inscribed contemporary art on the husband's new desk, the many times I've fluffed the nap on the living room chair with my claws, and the time Diva voted against an area rug by pooping on it. The rug will now be a wall hanging.
What kind of decorating have you done?
April 4th 2013 10:02 am
[ Leave A Comment | 4 people already have ]
Well, I've been tagged about a million times to play this game, so I guess I have to cooperate. However, I'm giving it the Monster twist.
5 Things I DO NOT LIKE about Spring
1. Mom puts away the fuzzy green blanket that I like to snooze on
2. The husband turns off the hot air blower, so I can't lie on the floor vent
3. The pawrents stop using the gas fireplace, so I can't sit in front of
it and warm my nose.
4. The space heaters are put away
5. Stink bugs get in the house
March 18th 2013 2:14 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 7 people already have ]
NOT!! It's my 11th birthday! Just want to give a shout out to my pals who have sent me all sorts of fun rosettes - things to eat, things to wear, things to play with! Full thank you's will follow this weekend.
Mom and the husband, on the other, have hardly paid any attention. I only got one treat after breakfast, and I did not receive the toe ring set with sapphires to match my eyes that I'd requested. Well, they're going to get something special on the carpet tonight!
March 6th 2013 12:07 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 11 people already have ]
I am so overwhelmed by the embarrassment of riches and good wishes sent to me during my COTW reign! Mom's fingers are raw from typing all these thank yous to my meowvelous furriends!
A wealth of stars and rosettes!
Biscuit and the whole family
Teebo, Callie and Rose
Meep and Bibi
Platelicker and his huge family
Sono Bono and family
Luke and family
Angel Mea and the Hawaiian cats
Finney, Lacey, and Angel Alex
Newman and his awesome family
Milo, Mallee, and their fursibs
Samson T. Hunter
Kaci Sunshine and family
Leo, Charlie, Lucy, Sophie and Sally
Timmy Tomcat and his enormous family
Angel Alfie, Ollie, Dave, Buzz and Boo
Tink and family
Skylar and family
Angelica and family (and thanks for the coupon!)
Muppet and family
Adding Minuette and Penelope, Blizzard and family, Mietzi and Timo, and Tristan!
Fabulous portrait art
Rory, Tundra, Manytoes, & Lynzee
Pipo & Minko
Pawmails & concats
Lindsay and Sebastian
Xena Princess Warrior
And I've made even more new furriends! And Catster gave me a bazillion zealies to spend! This is great stuff! Thank you so much, my pals!
It's snowy and cold here today, so I'm resuming my position on top of the heating vent.
Sort By Oldest First
(What does RSS do?)