Since it has been quite a long time since we have been active, we are going to be Under Construction for a while - trying new fonts, designs, and updating our sidebar stuff. Hopefully we will get it how we like it soon so it won't change too much!

Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Awards! Birthdays! Other Stuff!

Ok, first, I want to thank everyone for the purrs and woofs for Oscar - they are seeing a bunch of specialists and think he may have some sort of hernia that is surgically fixable, which would be good news. Please keep the purrs and woofs coming. Ok, now back to my regular blog (which I actually started yesterday afternoon).

Woo Hoo - we got a couple more awards from our friend Kika, who had been sick but is getting bettery (yay!) We received two! The Versitile Blogger Award and also the Awesome Blog award! We got the Awesome Blog award a few days back but it is still nice to get again!

For both you have to tell 7 things about yourself. If you want to read our 7 things for the Awesome Blog award, you can read them HERE. For the Versitile Blogger Award we decided to do 7 more!

Ok, so hm, 7 more things about us! Lets see, this time from youngest to oldest:

Trixie - so Trixie now has the middle name Belle, and she is learning her name already. She is a total snuggle bug and is the only cat that really likes tummy rubs.

Stella - Stella is getting better with Trixie, and she is also learning to knock things off shelves from Virgil.

Gus - Gus is a muscular guy, and giant - he can stand on his hind legs and reach the midpoint of the shower door

Barney - Barney is usually a sweetie but the past couple days he is a crabby boy. I don't think it is Trixie related because he was good at first - I think he is just in a bad mood.

Virgil - SO naughty. He is the first cat to go on top of the fridge. I had suspected he had been up there but the pictures from the other day proved it. He is small, so he is very nimble.

Lola - Lola has almost no meow. She got sick a few years back and it went from pretty loud to nonexistent. But this hasn't detered her and she is still a very chatty girl - well, she tries to be at least.

Kirzon - Kirzon is crazy for dairy but lactose intolerant. He used to be allowed to dip his paw in my leftover milk 4 times - 5 was the tipping point for barfing. Now that he is older even 1 makes him barf. It is sad because he loves it so much, but he hates all those fake cat milks, so he can't even get a good substitute.

Ok, so now we are passing these on to all our friends who don't have them yet - please take it if you haven't gotten it already!!

So the next order of business is the fact that this is our 799th post! So the next post will be number 800 - that is crazy!!It kind of snuck up on me, but I am still happy about it. I just don't have any big plan for it right now.

I am working on visiting everyone and doing pretty good so far - el jerko (which is how I will refer to the manager in my office from now on) came in today around noon but I did ok til then, and even a bit after. This time I am using the "who has the most I am behind on" technique - I know that others (like TBT from Mark's Mews) have used this one too, and I have also in the past. It is effective and makes the count go down quicker than going alphabetically. It kind of makes you feel like you are really making good progress and inspires you to keep going (becaues sometimes it seems like so many that you feel like you are facing a giant mountain that you really want to climb, but just aren't sure how to tackle). I know the whole blogging without obligation thing and it isn't that, it is that I really want to know what is going on with all my blog friends!

My final thing (before turning it over to someone else) is that March is here - yay! We have THREE birthdays this month - Lola will be turning 12 on 3/15, and Gus and Stella will be turning 1 on 3/31!! Lola has asked for something subdued but the kittens are going to have a big blowout! (And if anyone could help me out with graphics that would be great - just email me and let me know).

Ok, so now, I am turning the blog over to Virgil, because he has something important to post about!

Yay, now, it is my turn! This is Virgil, and today is my beautiful ladycat Danielle's Birthday! So, mom has been super busy lately as you all know, but I did convince her to help me make SOMETHING for Danielle - she is afterall my gorgeous tuxie ladycat, and she deserves and awesome birthday! So mom helped me make this!

ImageChef Word Mosaic - ImageChef.com

I wish it was something more exciting, but mom didn't have a lot of time to help, and well, until Trixie figures out how to use her "thumbs" typing (and getting the laptop open) is pretty tough. But anyway, Happy Birthday to my beautiful ladycat Danielle!!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Everyone seems in fine spirits and health! That is good. We have two birthdays this month...Michael's tomorrow and momma's on Lola's Day! The card for Danielle is very romantic...she will swoon over your efforts.

lupie said...

Hehehee - self-promoting here!
It is my birthday today!!!

Hope Barney feels less crabby soon!

chezcat1970 said...

We're sending purrs for Oscar! We can't wait to see your 800th post! We passed our 100th a while ago and never noticed!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Virgil, we think Danielle will love the heart yoo created for her. Happy Birthday to Danielle!!

We enjoyed reading all yoor other noos.

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with your wonderful awards!!!!!

And yay for these 7 fab things about your gorgeous kitties!!! Awwww lovely Virgil being all naughty and teaching Stella how to be naughty! LOL! Yay for snuggle bug Trixie, sweet Kirzon, lovely Lola, moody mancat Barney, big boy Gus!!

Happy birthday to Danielle!

Purrs and hugs to Oscar! Yay for your 800th post coming up!!

take care

Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely awards and the heart is gorgeous. Thanks for all the updates and glad all are ok.. Hugs GJ xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I just had a birthday too! Happy Birthday!

Brian said...

Hooray for your awards and your list was cooL!!! Happy Birthday to that sweet Danielle!

JC said...

Congrats on the awards. Loved the things you told us. Can't wait for the kittens birthday party.

Madi and Mom said...

Happy 800th post boy time flies when we are talking and writing about our furbabies. Congrats
Hugs to you all especially your Mom,
Madi and Mom

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Congrats on the awards! Things always sound so busy over at your place!

And that's a beautiful card, Virgil!

The Chans

Lynx217 said...

Try lactaid milk. it's still real cow milk but without the lactic acid that he (and TSB) can't process. We luv it and we're not even LI!

Sagira said...

Wow, what a jam packed post. First of all, 800 post already? WOW...that is pawsome!

Lots of birthdays coming up to.

Congrats on all your cool awards.

And Happy Birthday to Virgil's special lady. :)

Danielle said...

OH VIRGIL! That was so sweet of you to make me that picture! *swoon*

We'll be praying for Oscar. We hope he will get better!

Au and Target said...

What a tribe you live with! All cuties by the sounds of it, and happy.