Friday, 30 November 2012

#wlfxmas Pawty Blog

Calling all Twitter pals with 2 legs, 3 legs and 4; you are invited to the WLF 24 Hours Christmas Pawty. To be held on: Saturday 15th December - Sunday 16th December 2012. The festivities will be starting at 1PM UK (GMT) time, you can check you time zones with this Time Zone Converter, or check below:

CET 2 PM
EST  8 AM
CST 7 AM
CDT 8 AM
PST 5 AM
PDT 6 AM

Invitation courtesy of Roof Top Post Free Printables

Please see Twitvite: WLF24HourChristmasPawty.

Dress Code Fancy Dress or Christmas

So where will this 24 Hours marathon Christmas Pawty be held ? As you can see from the invitation above we will be travelling to Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland.  

Sign post By Lauri Silvennoinen (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons 




So what will we be doing in this Winter Wonderland:




You can build a snowman and have a snowball fight.


Visit Santa Paws




 See the reindeer

By Anthere at fr.wikipedia (photo by fr:Utilisateur:Anthere) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons



See the natural phenomenon The Aurora Borealis
By Flickr user: David Madrid, Spain http://flickr.com/people/deivis/ [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons



We will be travelling to The Santa Claus Village near Rovaniemi in Lapland , how we get there is a secret you will find out on the day, but I promise you it will be very special. On arriving you will greeted by Santa Paws elves and the fun begins.


We will be rocking around the Christmas tree all over the world, so come on and join the fun and festivities. There will be entertainment with singers and DJ playing your favourite Christmas music and much more. Our Barktenders will be available to cater for your beverage refreshment, with festive cocktails and of course a cup of mulled nip wine to warm up your paws/hands/claws. Our catering provided by @FruFruB and @Brici161 will be providing lots of delicious noms.

Drinks

Mulled NipWine
Festive Flaming Cocktail


By Lodewijk Gelauff, Hay Kranen (editing) and Nik Frey 
(original photo) [CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Food


Gingernip Cookies


Various Canapes
By Kalificado (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Menu for #wlfxmas Pawty




Also for your entertainment there will be quizzes, where you can win prizes (any prize donations will be gratefully accepted) Please contact @NikePurrfektCat on Twitter.

There will also be a Snowman building competition and @Mr_Pie has very kindly donated a £20.00 donation to the charity fund as a prize for the winner. Thank you so much Mr Pie the fat cat, who by the way is no longer fat. 

We will be fund raising for: 
Blind Cat Rescue, St Francis Hospice, Karlas Kat Reskue and Tendring Feral Rescue.
If you would like more information about these four charities please take a look at NikePurrfektcat's blog: http://nikepurrfectcatsworld.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-season-of-giving.html?

You can also give a donation by chip in here on my blog:



There will also be a special  WLF member "Meow" award presented to someone very special within the #wlf. No bribes will be accepted I am not spilling the beans on who it is.

If anyone would like to help out in anyway Hosting, Barktending, DJing, Quiz masters,  prize donations or anything else, please contact @PatchyMeow and @claudiab53 on Twitter, or you can leave a comment on my blog.

If you would like a special AVI to be made for you, contact on Twitter:

@JeffMusk - He can do avis with animal bodies.
@Newtthecat
@RealFakeGator - upto the 14th December.
@mittenkitty

I will be updating this blog when I have more information about the Pawty.

For your entertainment a video which will blow you away:

The Buttcracker Cats


















Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Sooty Come Home

You will have probably heard this question many a time: Do you want the good news or the bad news? Well, in this post I will be giving you both the good and the bad at the same time.

Sooty my brother; known for having a love affair with a jute bag and sitting in strange places, went missing last Tuesday afternoon. He has been known to wander off (but not too far) in the afternoon and not come back until morning, so we didn't think to much about it. He didn't appear in the morning or the evening, so by then we were a little concerned.  My humans asked a neighbour if he had seen him, he said no, and so we waited. He had not made an appearance by the next day, so by then everyone started to be more concerned and went out to look for him, shouting his name, and looking up and down the nearby streets, but nothing.

Sooty 


We live in a semi-rural village, it is surrounded by agricultural fields which are pretty hard to search as they are so vast, good for mouse hunting, but not good for searching for a black cat.  Day 4 arrived and my human mum decided it was time to make posters to stick on lamp posts(and one for a local shop); and ask some more around the neighbourhood. As we had no response, and no one had seen Sooty we had our suspicions that he had got locked inside somewhere.  A neighbour of ours across the road has a large workshop, The workship is behind locked gates within a large fenced off area of land; he repairs refrigerators, mum started to think he was in there, unfortunately there was no one there at the weekend. Mum's became more convinced that he was trapped in there yesterday when Gingy was seen outside the workshop gates yesterday.

Mum and Dad went over but there was still no one there, they went back again, no one. Evening came and dad went to the workshop owners house, next to the workshop. Mum was at home in the kitchen, I was out on patrols. She was waiting for news and who should pop in through the kitchen patio window, no guesses, yes Sooty. Hurrah!!!!!! she was right, he had been trapped inside the workshop, as soon as the man opened up the door and Dad and my human sister shouted for him he came dashing out and straight home.



No guesses what the first thing my mum did, yes, she cried and gave him a big squishy hug, and the first thing Sooty did was eat. He ate a big bowl of cat food, I can not imagine how hungry he must have been. I am hungry most of the time (even though I have been w-o-r-m-e-d) mum says I am a little piggy.  Sooty had lost some weight and he was very anxious whilst in the house, mum did not want him to go out.  Anyway she relented as you can image being trapped inside a building for 6 days would probably send you stir crazy, even prison inmates get to go outside for exercise.  He was out all night, but came back this morning more of his usual self, thank goodness.

I would like to thank all my friends on Twitter and Facebook who have given there support and kind words, and even lit candles for Sooty to light his way home. I sincerely thank you you know who you are you are the greatest. Hugs xxxxxxxx. Also a special thank you to @Burmese_Jason who sent me this lovely picture of St. Gertrude, who is the patron Saint of cats.



Now you would think that Blackie and Gingy would be pleased to see Sooty, where they? Well Blackie and Gingy sniffed him and then proceeded to ignore him. I gather they were not pleased with him for going and getting himself lost.

Now on a lighter note.

For those of you in the US who celebrated Thanksgiving this week I would like to show you a video I made using Jib Jab.com called The Pilgrim's Song. It includes two of my Twitter feline friends; Duchess of Bramley and Tweeting Truman, and a few other familiar faces. It is extremely funny, do watch.


I also made this for my friend Duchess of Bramley a.k.a Tractor girl


                                       


I was also made a lovely vintage profile picture (see below) by my Twitter friend @JeffMusk, isn't it cute. I would like to say thank you again Jeff.


Must go now, I shall be blogging again soon as I have plenty more to blog about, bye for now.

P.S The Five Cats Chronicles blog is now available to subscribe to on Amazon's Kindle. Please see the page on this blog for more information.




Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello again, nice to be back, I had a little break for a week. I didn't go away anywhere, no I was just in hiding for most of the week.  "Now Patchy why were you hiding?" I can imagine you thinking. I have to confess to not being very good with visitors. This past week my human mum has had her mother from England to stay for the week and on top of that my humans' daughter had a birthday party at the house. I decided to make myself invisible for most of the week, children tramping all over the house is a big no, no for me.

I am extremely shy so if anyone is visiting and I don't know them too well;  you don't see me for dust.  I am sorry but that is just how I am. Gingy and Sooty do not care they are not particularly shy, Blackie is also a little shy and she stayed outside the house for a while until she gets used to the idea of visitors.

I have toyed with the idea of hiding in fancy dress, here is one of my costumes below:

Spanish lady costume image : courtesy of Face in Hole.com

A very nice costume don't you think? but I decided it was a little bit too conspicuous I don't think you will find too many Spanish Ladies walking around Cyprus, dressed like this. Also do not think I could cope with the potential male attention either.  Anyway I have survived the week and everything is back to how it was before.

Now you may be curious to know why this blog post is titled Curiouser and Curiouser. I can tell you it is nothing to do with the proverb Curiosity killed the cat ( heaven forbid that any cat's curiosity gets it killed). I am going to show you all the curious places that my brother Sooty has decided to make his sleeping or sitting spot. The inspiration for the title is from Alice in Wonderland: "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice.

I have made a list (with pictures) of where Sooty has been sleeping or sitting.

1. The litter box


2. Inside a bed 


3. On top of the ironing board.


4. On top of the kitchen bin.


5. In the utility room, sitting on his beloved Jute bag.


6. On top of the microwave.


7. The kitchen worktop, sitting on a tea towel.


As you can see, Sooty has some curious places, I personally prefer a sofa, on top of a bed or a cat bed. When I am outside and it's not too hot a wall or garden suits me fine.

Well I must be off on patrols, have to make sure I am not out of the loop with the rest of the cat community.

See you soon.




Friday, 9 November 2012

To Blog or Not to Blog

"To blog or not to blog, that is the question."

Yes that question sometimes arises, there are days when I sit at the computer and think now what do I blog about? What would readers find interesting? And will anyone want to read about it?

Well I am sure William Shakescat probably never had any of those doubts.  I do not think he thought " will anyone like this play or this poem ?" he just wrote, perhaps I should take a leaf out of his book then and do the same.



William Shakescat



William Shakescats has some very famous quotes:

"A fish, a fish my kingdom for a fish." - Rich Cod the Third

"Oreo, Oreo, where for art thou Oreo." - Oreo and Biscuit

"Alas Proscuttio, I ate it, Horatio" - Ham Let

"But, for my own part, he was all Geek to me." - Julius C. Nurd

"My love is more hairy than my tongue."  - King Leer

"Out damned spot! out I say!" - McBath  and "Is this a loofah I see before me, scrubbing towards my hand."

I can not claim to have any famous quotes apart from "when's dinner?"

Savoy Hotel image by: Chris O at en.wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons




I will tell you readers a little of what has been going on in my part of the world lately.

The weather has decided to change now Autumn has arrived, yesterday and today we have had torrential rain and many thunder storms.  My humans were not too please that Sooty, Blackie and I decided we wanted to go out yesterday evening during a storm. We kicked up such a fuss, I in particular was howling to be let out. Needless to say it worked a treat and they let us out. We didn't come home until this morning, looking very soggy indeed. Were we were hiding; I am not at liberty to tell, we don't want all the neighbourhood cats turning up there as well.

Sooty still confounds everyone with his love affair with a Jute bag, although Gingy has decided she has taken a fancy to it also, and they bicker over who is going to sit on it. Sooty now sneaks into the utility room and sits on the drier, where the jute back is stored.

Sooty ♥s the jute bag

Blackie has taken to sleeping in some odd places, her favourite spot at the moment is sleeping on a trunk, that sits in the hallway of our house. I can't image it is comfortable, but she seems to like it.

Sleeping Blackie
I must go now and ask "When's dinner?" See you soon, Bye.







Monday, 5 November 2012

Pawty Animal

Well what a busy week I have had, I have attended three parties, or as we cats like to call them pawties, and a carnival. The first was last Sunday 28th October, members of The Whiskas Liberation Front; wlf for short, had a Twitter Halloween birthday celebration for Mr Pie, at a haunted house. We had a scream (please excuse any bad puns I am not holding myself responsible as I have a catnip hangover.) There were lots of spooky things going on.

Keeping with the Halloween theme, my next pawty was a Facebook wedding celebration between Troy Cat and Betty Pouncey. This pawty was a 4 day celebration, I only managed to attend for two days, those cats sure know who to keep a pawty going. The dress theme for this party; of course Halloween costume, here was one of mine:
Picture courtesy of Face in Hole.com
Last night I attended another WLF pawty,(#wlfbonfire) this time a Bonfire Pawty, this was in aid of raising money for Claudia and Her Cats. This shindig was a 5 hour affair, and a great time was had by all. There was plenty of dancing, eating and drinking and *whispers* catnip changing hands, but don't tell anyone will you.  For this pawty you had to wrap up to watch the fireworks and keep our paws warm by the bonfire; as you can see from my picture:

Image: Face in Hole.com, Bonfire image courtesy of Pizap.com

On Saturday afternoon I attended Bad Andy's Third Annual Carnie Pawty (hash tag #CPawty on Twitter) What a great carnival party this is you really must go and take a look at Carnie Pawty Land.  It is just like a real carnival, with fairground rides, stalls with food, drink, fortune telling cats and much more.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving my first very own blog award, yes an award I feel so honoured. I have received The Super Sweet Blogging Award and very nice it is too. It was bestowed upon me by my pal Nerissa the cat, who you can find over on his own blog Nerissa's Life

What a lovely colourful cupcake award.



I would like to send a big THANK YOU to Nerissa, he is such a lovely puss.

I would now like now award the Super Sweet Blogging Award to some more blogs, they are as follows:






I shall be notifying the award winners in due course, you all have great blogs that deserve an award.

I have a new and improved blog all about chocolate Chocolate Recipes for a Chocoholic if you are a chocolate fan, please go and take a look, it has a great chocolate chip cookie recipe.

And so I shall go now and rest my weary paws and get some sleep, I shall be expecting this week to be much quieter. Bye for now.