February 21st 2012 7:42 am
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So - the story goes something like this: Zach got me into the whole Mardi Gras spirit, so we made masks for the three of us – me, the Sleep and Fearless - then, because we had valentines, we made masks for them, plus for Tink and Ingen, too. Then we got inspired and took pics of the 5 of us at the Bourbon Street bar: Fearless and Snow, and Sleeper, Novi and Samhain. But we thought, "What the hey - we'll ask Ingen and Tink if they would like to go with us and, of course, bring their valentines Orange Ruffy Dreamboat #59 and Kringle. But we weren’t sure if that might be a problem with the two guys as we don’t know them as well. So we asked ‘em.
Wanna know what they said? Kringle said, “OK, but why don’t you ask River and Gypsy along?” Orange Ruffy said, “That would be great! Why not ask Gump and Bella while you’re at it?” Holy Cats!!! That’s 4 more of you! Our little party kinda grew…:)
Meanwhile, what has happened to Zach, you ask? According to Zoe, they’ve been experiencing technical difficulties all weekend. Yeah, sure! They were probably both just enjoying having their respective valentines alone for a few days, away from the hustle-bustle of Catster! Well, Diamond Daisy at least has got HER mask on and is ready to party! Anyone else want to join us?
Here we all are:
Sleeper, Novi and Samhain on Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras
Fearless and Snow drinking Shirley Temples on Bourbon Street
Kringle and Tink on Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras
Ingen and Orange Ruffy on Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras
Gump and Bella on Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras
River and Gypsy on Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras
MARDI GRAS PAWTY!!!
I am here! MOL! I got all my beads on.
Great pictures of you cats on Bourbon Street. Fun!
Love the pictures!! Glad you all are having fun! :-)
I will join in on the fun too!! Happy Mardi Gras!!
Luv that on Bourbon Street they know how to cater to us cats. Look at those bowls of food on the bar!
*takes a paw full*
Are those Long Island Iced Teas? What do I feel like drinking?
I think I better keep an eye on my sister! MOL!
You are so right - that's exactly what they are! Of course, they could be just plain ice teas for those who have to drive afterwards - MOL!
Hey Harry, Zack and Zoey! Yeah, pull up a barstool why dontcha? Sorry the nibbles aren't EVO Wild Treats, but we couldn't find 'em here. But after a few Long Island Iced Teas, you won't care!
Zack is driving, so I will order a Long Island Ice Tea. Oh and a plain for Zack. Sorry Zack!
Oh, too bad, bro. Here - have some kibble...
They gots Shirley Temples, too, in case you want something fancy. That's what Snow and I are having!
*pulls up a barstool for zoey and himself*
These nibbles are great. We aren't fussy. They will go purrfect with the drinks.
So is Novi, but don't let on that you know - he feels self-conscious about being so young, the sweet thing!
I will try a Shirley after this Long Island Tea.
Zack, don't have that look on your face. MOL!
We're here early for the sake of the young ones - don't want to expose them to what goes on around here after dark! Might not want to expose myself to it, for that matter - MOL
I like to cat watch. Lots of interesting cats here. Will get really interesting, maybe too interesting after dark. MOL!
(Zoey) I have never been to a Mardi Gras before. Is there a parade during the day that goes past the bar. Or am I getting my holidays mixed up. MOL!
We've never been either, but I believe there was a parade this morning already. But I'm with Zack - lots of interesting characters to watch anyway!
who bee tossin beads at ewe gurls all reddy !!!
(ZOEY) Look Da Tabbies O Trout Towne are here!
I brought my own beads so no one is throwing them at me. MOL!
I think I saw a cool fish tank in the bar.
I am going to go to plain Ice Teas after just this one Long Island. They are strong. Want to be be able to be awake for the whole celebration.
Yo Tabbsters! Toss me some more of those beads!
Glad you could make it! You look especially fetching in that hat, Miss Dai$y!
Is that Miz Dai$y? Wow - she is bea-u-ti-ful!!! It's no wonder they chose her Diva!
Well, the menfolk are no slouches either, MOL!
HOORAYS and HAPPY RIVER DANCES!!! I'm a Mardis Gras fan through and through! hehehe! Love the pictures! Thanks for including me!
PAW..TY for me and my handsome mancat River!!!
headbonks for my Gypsy!
Hey, River and Gypsy! Glad you stopped by. We were just about to start dancing on the bar, and here's River to do Happy River Dancing!
Hi River and Gypsy! Check out this cool fish tank over here - but I'm not sure what happened to the fishies...
I think I remember seeing the Tabbies over there a moment ago...
Yes, Fearless. I saw Da Tabbies checking out the fish tank not too long ago. If you look at them sitting at the bar, they look quite satisfied.
And they didn't save any for ME???
whoo hooo!!! having a great time here! throw me some beads, Mister!
Happy Mardi Gras!
I've got my mask on...does anybuddy want to go out on to Bourbon Street?
Hi Bella, I'm going to go get Gumpy and tell him to throw you some beads. What a cute pic of the two of you! Cute pics of everybuddy...
Hi Bella and Nadi! Nice masks, yall! Sure, let's go check out Bourbon Street - we've never been here, though the pawrents both have a different times. The Mama was just a kid, though, when she visited.
Hmmm, Bourbon Street looks pretty tame right now. Where are the cats who throw all the beads? I'm sure things will get wilder later tonight. It is getting dark out there!
C'mon, let's go....
I've tried twice to get your pic out here, but keep getting Error #4.
Let's try again: Nadia on Bourbon Street
Nope it didn't work again. Wonder why it worked the first time with me on the street?
Ha! I fooled it!!!!
Hi cats! Happy Mardi Gras!
Hello Miss Bella! *Gumpy tosses a few pawfuls of beads to Bella*
Nice photo of us :)
Samhain, I love those catnippy drinks in your photos - it was so nice of you to have catnip drinks for everybuddy! Slurp...
Hey, Gumpy! Got your untied bowtie on, I see. Looks even better in person. What's the cat equivalent of "person"? Cat-son?
Awww, great shot of moi on Bourbon Street! Merci beaucoup! (I'm practicing my french)
Laissez the bon temps roulez! (I think I got it right...Jez has a diary with that title today)
Yay, you got the photo to post! Sometimes you have to fool the fleas and then they will let you post!
We've just decided that if your rollovers don't work the first time, if you add some other comments onto it after it comes up ERROR #4, and then try sending it again, maybe that's the key. Anyway, it worked once!
Yeah, Samhain, I thought my untied bow tie would look great with my mask for Mardi Gras! Thanks for getting the great shot of us!
Gots to rest the toesies in between the dances!!!
It looks like River lost his mask somewhere on Bourbon Street. MOL, I hope he finds it!
Hey, does anyfur wanna hear some MUSIC ?
They're playing down the street! (I heard about Terrence Simien from Jezebel)
Oh, Cool!!! Thanks Nadi! We forgot all about music. Anyone else who wants to add some, feel free!
OH NOSE! My mask! I gots to find it!!!!
I'm always wearing my mask! hehehe!
Simone! There you are! Yes, you have a lovely mask; I've always been envious of the Siamese markings - they can only ever be beautiful.
sorry, had to get blizz and panda out of the bar, they were causing a scene, fighting. and can somefur get kringle off the chandelier???
Hi!!!! We are finally here! How did you know we were with our Valentines all weekend? You guys using your P.I.'s on us?
Me and Zach just got off the floats so we are kinda goofy looking. Happy Mardi Gras!
Zack! Get Kringle off the chandelier for us before they throw us all out!!!
Oh, hi Zoe!
That's right, we meezers are always prepared for a party with our masks! hehehe!
SISFURS!!!!!! *Pounce* HAPPY MARDIS GRAS SISFURS! Simones, that's even French! How purrrfect! hehehe! I thinks my toes are ready for another dance, who wants to dance with the River cats? Where's my Valentine? I think I can still celebrate Valentine's day as well since it's still Feb!
Zach, are you gonna do a dual diary like you mentioned before?
right here, my big River cat!!!
Oh, thank Catness - Thanks, Zach! Kringle needs to calm down - too much catnip...
Are you feet rested now, Mr. River sir? You looked awful tired lying there in the street - what?! (Sleeper kicked her in the leg)
Sleeper, Kringle don't need anything to make him climb the walls. MOL.
Sammie...No, no dual party. Maybe another holiday. My internet stalker is back. I'm just going to to do really boring stuff or nothing at all for awhile. I hate this crap.
Hi Simone, Hi River! Kringle, Gypsy. I seen my love Nadia earlier where is she at now?
HEY!!!! I was havin fun!!! Sigh. everyfur thinks i crazy
I'm doing great now! I even got my mask on! hehehe!
Your rocking River!
Hey guys! It's my Gotcha Day!
Where'd you find that mask, River?
Your Gotcha Day, Diamond?! Wow - happy happy Gotcha!!!
I don't think your crazy, Mr. Kringle - I think you're COOL!!!
Sleeper - ah...should we be sending the infant to bed, do you think, before she starts imitating Kringle?!
I'm pretty sure my buddy Teddy Bearz made me this mask last year for Zach's party but I could be wrong... either way, I thinks I look pretty mysterious don't you?
There is NOTHING mysterious about brofur... he's unfortunately open about himself, FAR too much for a lady to deal with! MRAT! I'm hoping I'll lose him this year in the Mardis Gras crowd, no suck luck yet! Anybody want a brofur?
It is and I always love it when kringle is around.
Simone, little Gris lets us know how mysterious he is......like "what the heck did you eat today" when he uses the bathroom.
Hey Zach, hey Zoe and Daisy! Happy Gotcha Day, DD!
Kringle? is that you?
here's our float. our float
Next year, everybody can ride on the float!
Zach tried posting a pic of the float but he kept getting the dreaded error 4.
If you haven't tried it already. Before you clear the page where it says ERROR #4, type something else in the comment box below your rollover link, then send it. It's been working for us tonight.
Dang! There goes that theory!
We thought, too, at one point that it also had something to do with whether the post was by someone other than the owner of the page. We don't have to do it now, but we could test that to see if I could post it after you sent it to me in a p-mail.
OK - here goes!
This is Zach and Zoe's float in the parade!
OK - here goes!
This is Zach and Zoe's float in the parade!
Didn't work the first time - let's try it again...
I can't explain it. I posted it first as is - Error 4. Then I added the first line of text under it - Error 4. Then I changed the name to Sleeper and wrote a second line of text - success!
That's an uber-sweet float, Zach!
colorful isn't it? they said i can go next year
WOW what a kewl pawty, Samhain, Sleeper 'n Fearless~!! BRAVO~!! Love da pix~!! *MILO comes runnin' n throwin' bunches o' happy colorfur beads 'n candy 'n kisses*
Simone, brofur'z R good fur somethin'~!! We cuddles really good!~ MOL!!~ HAPPY GOTCHA DAY DIAMOND!!~ HAPPY FAT TUESDAY 'n HAPPY MARDI GRAS to efuryone~!!
HAPPY FAT TUESDAY 'n HAPPY MARDI GRAS~!!
*MILO 'n furmilies send kisses 'n hugs to all da purrty gurls* U ALL ROCK!~! Enjoy Ur Evenin'~!! PAWTY ON~!!
Hi Gris and MILO! Thanks alot, MILO for the Mardi Gras memento - it's lovely! I just posted it to my page.
Here's a pic of took of Kringle a while ago:
Kringle leading the parade
I don't think he realized that all the people in the street weren't actually a parade...
whoa this looks like one really wild all day party, wow you cats really know how to celebrate.
Happy Mardi Gras!! I'm still dancing away!
Whoa...my head...hey littleboy and Jez - yeah, we are still here - sort of - MOL! Happy Mardi Gras and hello Ash Wednesday!
I got a headache!!! OOOOoooohhh. anyone got a catsprin???
Catsprin?!!! He is SO funny; I wanna be just like Kringle when I grow up!
Saints preserve us! (covering her face with a paw)