Saturday, December 31, 2011

WOOHOO - Happy New Year - 2012

                              Happy New Year!
Dear Pals,

Our New Year's Wish for you

... that you and your family have a year of good health

....that you find something to put a smile on your face every day because laughter is good for us and is the best medicine ever

....that your oomans find a job if they need one

....that you have enough riches to keep you with enough kibble and a warm, dry roof over your head

....that you take time to appreciate what you do have instead of what you don't have


....that we love and cherish each and every one of you.

Love to all,


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday - For All My Krissymouse Cards

Hi Pals,

Thank you so much to all my pals that sent Krissymouse cards.   I just love all of them.   M says I got more cards then they did.  Well...... of course I did, cuz I have the greatest pals in the whole world.

I got so many cards that it was impossible for M do take a picture of all of them - so here are random shots in groups.

M apologizes for the bad pictures, but she was shaky when these were taken, and of course, I don't has the right kind of paws for taking pictures.  Sigh!

Thank you pals.   I just loves all the cards you sent, and I just loves all of you.   

Soon they will be packed away in a card basket.  Next year we'll be getting them out and looking at them again.  They are all very special to us.

Our dear pal, CokeTheCat, has a great give away he's doing, and he has a great video of the floats being decorated for the Rose Parade.   Please go over and visit his blog to enter the contest.   Then join the blog hop if you has a blog.  


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Card Design by @DanaPixie
Cart Printing and Verse by @Nocrybabydog's mom

"Have A Mario Christmas"


To all things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
We wish the peace of heaven......
God bless us, one and all!!

Have a Mario Christmas.....
And the bestest New Year!!

With love,

Mario, Mom, and Dad
Mario Smooches to All

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Angel And Star - Until We Meet Again

Angel Wings earned 12/15/11 at age 14

Hi Pals,

Sadly, the Blogosphere and Twitter Worlds lost another very dear friend and special kitty - @AdmiralHestorb.   Mom and I have cried buckets of tears over Admiral and feel so bad for the void left in her mom's heart and ours.   

Admiral was one of those special kitties that only comes along now and then.   And, M says if you are lucky enough to have one of those very special loving kitties (cuz she says I am one of those - he he), you will know how great the void is.   If you haven't already read Admiral's mom's post on  Admiral Hestorb's Blog, this morning, please go over there and read this very special post.  It will give you an idea of just how tender Admiral could be with her mom, and why the void in her mom's heart is so great.   It will leave you with a smile too.  

I've only known Admiral for about a year, and we met first on Twitter.   Admiral's mom (Carole) happened to see the article @MaggieTKat's mom wrote about M in the @AnipalTimes "Talk To The Hand"   An instant bond was formed between Carole and M because they both lived in Melbourne, Florida the same year (but didn't know each other).  Being chatty women, they just HAD to have a phone conversation it seems, which then led into many phone conversations.  Well pals, you know our oomans - when they get the phone glued to their ears, it can go on for hours.   Mostly they talked about their living in Fla, about Admiral, and about me!!    So we really got to know a lot about Admiral and her mom and that special bond they had.

Whenever M and Carole talked on the speaker phones, Admiral would come out from wherever she was napping and meow into the phone as if to say hello to me and M.   Now we miss those little meows when we talk to Carole.   But we are also happy to know that Admiral isn't in any pain, that she's like a young kitten again and never has to go see the v.e.t. again.   We also know she's happy at OTRB because there are so many pals already up there to take good care of her and make her feel welcome.

The day Admiral crossed the bridge, @PepiSmartDog made up some pictures for Admiral's mom of that crossing, which were tweeted by our dear friend @HollieCatRocks, who helped Admiral cross that bridge and stayed with her until she became orientated.   
(Admiral in the front, me on the left, then Pepi, the Hollie then CatRulers)

Admiral's cat husband - @CatRulers - and I got to accompany Admiral in the pram along with @HollieCatRocks as @PepiSmartDog steered his pram.  Pepi then dropped @CatRulers and me off before the pram actually went into OTRB and we had to teleport back to earth.   It was quite a ride cuz that Pepi is a fun and wild driver.  Several times we were all going "weeeeeeeeee - this is fun!"   Thank you to Pepi's mom, Michele, for taking the pictures.

Thank you to my dear friend @HollieCatRocks for escorting Admiral, being such a wonderful support to Carole before and after the crossing, and for all the work she does in helping many Twitter pals with their journey.   It was only a little over a year ago that Hollie had to make that journey herself, so she knows what it's like and how hard it is on our oomans when we leave them behind.

Admiral, sweetie, while we miss you down here, we know you are happy, pain free, and acting like a kitten again.  Don't worry about your mum, we'll take care of her.  You will always be in our hearts forever.  I saw your star last night and it was shinning ever so brightly down on our house.   We'll be watching for it every night.   Oh, I love that little prezzie you left behind for your mom to find too (shhh, we'll keep it a secret).  It made M and I laugh so hard and made your mom smile - she needed that smile sweetie - good thinking on your part!  Kisses from M and a big SMOOCH from me.

Love you forever Admiral.



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twitter Pal In Desperate Need Of Helpl

Hi Pals,

Our good Twitter pal @PepiSmartDog's mom contacted M a couple of weeks ago asking if M would set up a chip-in for @TomCatSamuari to help with moving expenses.   Pepi's mom can't do it because she lives in Australia, and the family would lose some of the money collected due to the exchange range between Australia and the US.

We agreed to do it for Pepi, and after hearing his story, for @TomcatSamuari and his family.  They clearly need the help.   
Please see Pepi's Blog for all the details.  It should answer most or all of the questions you might have as to why this chip-in is needed.   Here's the linky:
PepiSmartDog's Blog   Pepi's mom is in contact daily with TomCatSamurai.  If you still have questions, please DM @PepiSmartDog on Twitter, and she'll be happy to answer all of them for you.

The chip-in will be a temporary band aide to help them with moving expenses and necessary deposits for first/last month rent and security deposit.   There is a group of elves who are also working on ways of finding long-term help for them, such as finding an Advocate to help him try again for Social Security Disability.   His doctors have said he can't work, but Social Security denied his request.   As most of us know, usually you have to fight your way thru this in order to finally be approved.   It can take months and sometimes years.

The Chip-In widget is in the side bar of my blog.  If you can contribute, Tomcat and his family will greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,  


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa Paws Drive - Good News - But Help Still Needed

I just love hiding under the Christmas Tree!

Hi Pals,

I'm jumping up and down with happiness today because I read The Daily Cute's Bloggy.  You has to go over there and see the mountain of toys going to the 6 different shelters all over the world.   It's awesome and makes me feel so good to know I helped out with a couple of $$ too.

But, More help is still needed because of the number of kitties and doggies still in shelters.     The have a great raffle going and you can buy a ticket for only $1.00 - yes, that's right - just $1.00 and you'll have a chance to win one of the great donated prizes.   Or, if you have a couple of $1.00 to spare, you can still donate to the general fund, any amount you can spare, thru tomorrow, which will be used to buy toys.   The Raffle goes on for a few more days yet.   

For the benefit of new pals or blogging pals that don't know what this is all about, every year the Twitter anipals throw a fund raiser called "Santa Paws Drive" to buy toys for some anipal shelters.  This year, they are donating to 6 anipal shelters scattered all across the globe.  We were so lucky because @GreeniesBrand matched our contributions up to $1,000.  How great is that!  Thank you so much @Greeniesbrand - you are awesome.   

You can read all about it by clicking on this link:  The Daily Cute.   It's a great cause and makes you feel so good inside knowing you helped provide a Merry Christmas for some of the anipals in shelters.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hit ..... OR ...... Miss!

Hmm, so this is what a Neko Fly is!

Hi Pals,

One day while reading blogs, we saw a sale on the Neko Flies!  So, M decided to surprise me with a couple since all the other kitties seem to LOVE them. 

Get away from my backside Mr. Fly!

Stupid Pesty Fly!


Wonder if my mousie friends are out tonight!

As you can see - that new Neko Fly was not a HIT with me.  It was a MISS!  M says I'm the hardest kitty to buy toys for cuz there are so few that I like.  Give me a string any day!   


Original photo's were taken 3 days ago.  Since that time, I have taken a liking to the Neko flies and have so much fun with it.  But, that flashy box thing can't take the picture fast enough and it keeps missing the action.  Guess you'll have to imagine how much fun I'm having.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Whew - Close Call!

Hi Pals,

A couple of weeks ago I got stuffed in this thing again and hauled off to the v.e.t.   Drats!

M was concerned cuz I was coughing and sneezing - again - even after a second round of yukki antibiotics.   Now I was only caught coughing and sneezing a couple of days out of 4 days - not bad right!!

Well, the v.e.t. lady suggested an X-Ray of my lungs to see if they were clear. They were, but when she came back in, after consulting with her partner, she said I might have an enlarged heart.   She wanted to send the X-ray to a specialist in another city.  

Yesterday she called M and said the radiologist felt my heart was not enlarged, but it was fat that was showing up on the X-ray!   CAN YOU IMAGINE - ME - FAT!!!    Of all the nerve!  I can't help it that I like to eat.   M has had me on a diet, so I'm already restricted, have my food measured, and no more open buffet!   What more do they want!

A friend suggested we do the electrocardiogram anyway.  When M talked to the v.e.t. lady today, she said we could do that, but there is nothing there to warrant one.   She said kitties with heart problems seldom cough like a doggie does.   She told the peeps to watch me and call her if I start coughing and sneezing again.  She thinking maybe Asthma.   

Whew - fortunately I haven't been caught sneezing or coughing in almost a whole week now.   I'm really going to have to hide in the closet when I feel one coming on.