Monday, July 16, 2007

We're back...

This weekend we didn't get to blog at all. Mommy was going to let us blog on Friday but after battling all five of us into PTUs for the vet, she was busy cleaning the house. Then Daddy took her on a date. They went out to dinner and to see Harry Potter and didn't get home until late. Then on Saturday morning they got a call that Grandma A. was sick (food poisoning she says - ick!) and Uncle Jason and Aunt Janette needed some help. So Mommy and Daddy hurried up and finished up some chores around the house then headed down to J&J's for the day. They got home really late so no blogging that day either! (By the way, we continue to ask for your purrs and prayers for J&J and their son Asa as Uncle Jason battles his brain tumor. Also please purr and pray for our Mommy's Uncle Jim - DaisyMae Maus' grandpa who is having surgery this week.) I thought for sure I would get to blog on Sunday. Mommy got up for a while and was wrapping glass in tape but before she finished she went to bed because she didn't feel good. Daddy said he didn't feel good either and they didn't do anything on Sunday. So no blogging either! Man, I don't know what to do about these beans. I've got friends I've got to keep up with!

All of us were nominated to the Schmooze Award by Forty Paws and we are sooooo excited!

Here is the definition of schmooze and an explanation of the award:

"As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability 'to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.' Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship."

Here are the rules: Each award winner is to display the badge on the sidebar of his blog with a link to the post which contains the explanation of the award, then nominate five bloggers to receive the award. Now comes the really hard part. It's not hard at all thinking of bloggers who schmooze, it's finding ones who haven't been nominated yet. Here are our picks:
1. Chase, because that cat has a harem! He charms them all!
2 and 3. Millie and Jasmine, because they make all the cats feel welcome and provide an excellent education on the making of a Gizzy quilt.
4. Derby, because he's good at making a bed and is ready in a snap to entertain (particularly the Big Piney Woods girls).
5. Poppy Q, because she's adorable and loves everyone!

Hey and don't forget about me, Cha-Ching! I was nominated for the meme by Peach the cat!

What were you doing 10 years ago? I wasn’t born yet. I'm not sure where I was but I'm pretty sure I was causing trouble!

What were you doing a year ago? Again, not born yet, but I was thinking about it.

5 Snacks I enjoy: What's a snack? Am I missing out on something? All I get it Science Diet crunchies and a little stinky goodness. Mommy! Are the furballs getting a snack? Is that why you feed me in a separate room? I protest. I want this thing called a snack or I'll talk all night long so you can't sleep and you know I can too!

5 songs to which I know all the lyrics: I know the Meow Mix song: meow, meow, meow, meow... well I'm sure you get the meow, but I'm young yet. I'm sure I'll learn more. I've heard something about songs to get lap time, snuggles, etc. I'm definitely going to learn those.
5 things you would do if you were a millionaire:
I would go buy all my siblings and give them good forever homes (at least a few with me so that we could gang up on the furballs - they're a handful. So far only Smoke is really willing to play with me but sometimes he acts like he's not sure). After that, I'm not sure. I've heard that Mommy and Daddy have to work to pay something called a mortgage. Perhaps if I paid that off they would stay home with me all day. I would like that.

5 bad habits
I don't have any bad habits. I'm a perfectly sweet kitten (or at least I have convinced Mommy and Daddy of that so I'm not saying anything here that might change their mind. Mommy calls that "pleading the fifth" (whatever that is) although Daddy is the one that told me all about it. Apparently he uses that with Mommy all the time.

5 things I enjoy doing
1. Playing with the fleece wand thingy.
2. Playing with the track ball.
3. Playing with the feather wand.
4. Terrorizing the furballs by my very presence.
5. Hiding under things and then pouncing.

5 things I would never wear again
The only thing I've ever worn was my collar which was so big my paw kept getting stuck in it even though it was as small as the beans could make it. Oh, I guess techincally I wear my microchip too, but I want to wear that. They say that it will help me get back to Mommy and Daddy if I ever get lost.

5 favorite toys
1. The fleece wand thingy
2. The track ball
3. The feather wand
4. The milk ring
5. The furballs
I think pretty much everyone has answered this one, but if you haven't been tagged, consider yourself "it."
Oh yeah, and we can't forget to say "Way to Go!" to our driver and Smoke's namesake, Tony Stewart, on your awesome win at Chicagoland. Mommy says there's nothing better to beat the sicky-ickies than watching Tony climb the fence!


Benjamin Fuzz said...

cha-ching...that's a great first meme. it's good that you can give the furballs a run for their money.

ben fuzbunicus

Benjamin Fuzz said...

it sure sounds like you've had lots going on this weekend. we've got purrs going out to beat the marching band!

b f

Tara said...

What a busy time you beans have had!

Cha-ching, your are such a cutie!

Mom says thanks for the birthday wishes! Kavan is suppose to be a seal point, but Mom and Dad have bee wondering as well....


Donny and Marie and Casey said...

whoa - so many to purr for! But we will purrrrrrrrr hard for all of them!

~Donny, Marie and Casey

Midnight,Tomtoms and Dexter said...

welcome back zoo crew! /purrs and fluffy cuddles for your family and special purrayers for Uncle Jim

tomtoms, midnight and dexter

小芥 michico said...

Glad to have you back~!
Congratulations for Schmoozing Award, you worth it~!
And great meme~!!!! No bad habit, so great~! I am admiring you~!!!

Dragonheart said...

Prayers being said for all the humans who need them.

Congratulations on your award!

Nice to learn more about you Cha-Ching! :)

Forty Paws said...

Goodness. Lots of purrayers needed for your beans' beans fambly.

That was a good meme Cha-Ching! We like pleading the fifth. We do that all the time when Maw finds yak.

We agree about the cheese maggots too. Isn't that too disgusting???

Luf, Us

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

my purrin button is on and we're sending you all comforing healing thoughts. we'll keep you in our prayers. my beans work so much all week, they too clean on the weekend and i don't get to blog. how was harry potter? we heard awesome.
my beans went to see transformers for the second time. they looooooooove that movie.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

PS great meme ChaChing! It sounds like you are very much fun. Make sure you keep those furballs in line!

Cheysuli said...

We will purr for your Uncle.

It does sound like a busy human weekend, but do remind them that they need to get their priorities straight!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Hi guys! We will keep all of your humans in our purrs. Oh Cha-Ching, the whole not enjoying the meow thing- they get over it quickly.


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'll be purraying fur yoor fambly...and Speedy sez he would play wif yoo cuz he love kittens, as long as yoo don't bite his tail and feet to hard.

Derby said...

Thanks for the Schmooze nomination. As a potential candidate for vice president, I am good at schmoozing. All politicians are!

Benjamin Fuzz said...

mom renamed you in our sidebar so that you're easier for us to find: zoey & the furballs...not buried in the m's.

come see the baby!

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Peach Man said...

Heya ChaChing, you get cooler everytime I learn more about you. I think I will have to teach you some bad habits (don't tell anybuddy! hehe)