Thursday, May 31, 2012

INNOCENT!

I Have Cat's Manhattan Lawcat Petie and Katie at a press conference earlier today.

Hi everyone, Katie here.

This just in -
I Have Cat's Petie, the Manhattan Lawcat representing Katie in the alleged homicide of Mabel Mouse, announced in a press conference earlier today that all charges against the widely popular tuxie cat have been DROPPED.


According to Wally Island Cat, Chief Medical Examiner in the case, forensic evidence has ruled out Katie as the killer.  The full coroner's report has not yet been released, leaving rampant speculation as to cause of death.  The blogosphere is anxious to know if the mouse died of natural causes or if the case will continue to be investigated as a homicide.  The ME's office has not officially commented on the matter.


On the heels of this highly anticipated announcement comes even more cryptic evidence.  Home video footage submitted annonymousely shows a distorted image of the possible killer. Although the legitimacy of the video has not yet been verified, sources indicate the unknown figure may have been present at the crime scene on the date in question.

Enter the Whodunnit Giveaway!
There's just a few more hours to enter the Whodunnit BlogPaws Giveaway!  Help solve the crime and earn a chance at a full BlogPaws conference pass valued at $199!  Just click HERE for the details.  Deadline for entry is Thursday, May 31 @11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


:: This wasn't the kind of black and white fashion statement I had in mind. ::

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Don't worry, I'm not a permanent resident here yet. Just trying on the outfit for size.  Taking measurements for my prison cat tree and litter box.  I'm still maintaining my innocence and am hopeful the truth surrounding the death of Mabel Mouse will be revealed and those responsible will be brought to justice within the next 24-48 hours.

There's still time to enter the Whodunnit BlogPaws Giveaway!  Help solve the crime and earn a chance at a full BlogPaws conference pass valued at $199!  Just click HERE for the details.  Deadline for entry is Thursday, May 31 @11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Thank you for your support and excellent theories as to what really happened. If all else fails, Benny & Lily are prepared to bake me a salmon cake with a nail file.

FREE KATIE!


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Conflicting Evidence

Exhibit A

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Speculation as to who is responsible for the death of Mabel Mouse is swirling around the blogosphere. Yesterday we put a call out, asking for your help in solving the crime.  The theories point in every imaginable direction.

The Whodunnit BlogPaws Giveaway contest is in full swing...if you missed it, just click HERE to join in on the fun.

Late last night, shocking new evidence was released, raising even MORE questions.

Just WHAT could these photos mean?  
And WHY have so many suspects been photographed at the crime scene?
Poison?
Rope?
Mano a mano, er... pawno a pawno combat?

So far the coroner's office isn't talking.

What do YOU think?

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Exhibit D

Exhibit E

Exhibit F

FREE KATIE!


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Whodunnit BlogPaws Giveaway


Hi everyone, Katie here.

It all started last week with allegations of Shoelace Tampering. Then Mabel the Mouse was found dead in the townhouse and all paws pointed at me. Facing a possible murder charge, my future hangs in the balance. Circumstantial evidence is mounted against me, though I continue to maintain my plea of innocence.

If you're just tuning in...
Click HERE for Shoelace Tampering story.
Click HERE for Murder Allegations story.

Left:  I Have Cat's Petie, chief legal council for Katie, "I am confident justice will prevail and the TRUE killer will be identified."
Middle:  Scene of the crime inside Katie's townhouse; Mabel Mouse, deceased.
Right:  Family spokesmouse, Mick, at press conference. "Uh, what are these stick things pointing at my face for?"

On Friday, TMZ released case-breaking video footage. Click HERE if you missed it. The mysterious grey haired cat seen through my window has raised reasonable doubt that I may in fact have been framed.

Cat Eye Witness - Identity Withheld
Word in the alley is that the mysterious grey-haired cat is a key witness to the crime and being held in protective custody. His/her identity has not been revealed, however the cat is rumored to be a well-known master gardener from the Portland, OR area and an expert in mice control.

The authorities have identified 7 cats of interest and one dog in connection with this crime.  It is not known which or how many are considered suspects. All appear in the above lineup.

WE NEED YOUR HELP
What happened?
Can you solve the crime?
Can you identify the killer(s)?

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!
We are giving away one BlogPaws Full 2012 Conference Pass valued at $199 which includes: (June 21-23) Thursday evening reception, Friday and Saturday general sessions and breakouts, meals, breaks and sponsor exhibit areas.  You also get to attend the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose awards and root for your favorite tuxie cat (hint, hint) to win!  Please note: Transportation and lodging are NOT included.

To enter, just complete these THREE easy steps:
  1. Leave a comment with your version of what REALLY happened and who killed Mabel the Mouse. 
  2. Like us on Facebook
  3. Please indicate that you would like to be included in the drawing and make sure we have your email address so we can reach you if you win. 

This giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada. (Sorry to my friends across the pond...I promise to make it up to you.) Deadline to enter is THIS THURSDAY, MAY 31 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Winner will be chosen using randomizer.com and notified Friday, June 1.

Even if you don't want to enter the giveaway, we'd still LOVE to hear your version of the truth. We'll be sharing some of the best stories here and on our Facebook Page.

Good luck, and PLEASE... help free Katie.



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Sunday, May 27, 2012

In Memoriam

:: Remember ::



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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Photohunt


:: Creative ::

If you can zoom in with your computer you'll see 2000 photos!




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Friday, May 25, 2012

The Story Unfolds

Hi everyone, Katie here.

In an attempt to shed light on the uncertainty behind the recent allegations launched against me, TMZ has just released the following video.  Police are searching for the unknown assailant, believed to be caught on tape for just a fraction of a second.  If you have any information as to the identity or whereabouts of this long, grey-haired interloper, please contact the authorities at once.

Lock your doors. Arm your security systems. Bring out the ::dare I say:: the dogs.
NO ONE is safe.

Click HERE to watch on YouTube or just click below.




For background on my previous and ridiculous charges click the links:
Allegations of Shoelace Tampering
Awaiting Arraignment for Murder Charges


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Awaiting Arraignment


Hi everyone, Katie here.

On Tuesday evening I was released on bond for charges of Shoelace Tampering.  I was in good spirits and confident a clean dismissal was imminent.  That is until today.  I was made aware of new charges that are being brought against me unrelated to the shoelaces.  Far more serious allegations.  Of murder.

That's right, murder.

Let me start by assuring you I didn't do it.  Based on circumstantial evidence though, my future may be hanging in the balance.  Plus Gloman is out of town so as much as I'd like to, I can't blame him.

Let me walk you through the events of the past 24 hours.

09:00am - Breakfast as usual.  Grain free kibble. One small piece of freeze dried salmon.  Water.

09:15am - Rolled around on the kitchen rug looking cute.

10:00am - Pre-nap preparations in Glogirly's bed.

10:05am - Glogirly left the townhouse for the gym.

10:06am - 12:22pm - Deep napping.

12:23pm - Glogirly returned to the townhouse.


12:24pm - Glogirly shrieked, "OMG, a MOUSE!   OMG, OMG, OMG a MOUSE!"

12:25pm - Glogirly shrieked, "KATIE, WHAT DID YOU DO?"

12:26pm - Woken from my slumber TWO floors up, I descended the steps to find out what the fluff was going on.



12:27pm - Discovery of the remains. A small lifeless body I'VE never seen before lay limp on the tile floor.


12:28pm - Initial assessment showed no signs of foul play.  Or any play for that matter.

Well here we go again. I'm currently awaiting arraignment. Three strikes if you count the ribbon incident and the shoelace tampering thing.

But I swear.
I didn't do it.
I was sleeping, I tell you, sleeping.
I've never even SEEN a creature like this before.  I'm a CITY cat.
I don't know how the intruder forced his way in past security.
But I think he may have slipped in undetected when a door opened.

And then obviously poisoned himself.





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Interruption


Hi everyone, Katie here.

THIS JUST IN: We interrupt this previously scheduled Wordless Wednesday to bring you a special video broadcast. It's ML's (of the Cat Blogosphere ML's) birthday today and The Real Housecats have something to "say."

And a 1,
And a 2,
And a...

Hit it, Housecats!

Click HERE to watch on YouTube or just click below.



"Come what may, she's there each day."
Thank you ML, for keeping the Cat Blogosphere spinning!


SPECIAL THANKS


and
past-present-future

Arty Mouse
Attie Cattie
Austin
Bugs 
Callie
Cathy Keisha
Clooney
Cody
Ernie
Figgy
Ginger
Hakeem
Hammy
Jonesie
Katie
Kite
Kjelle Bus
Mario
Nellie
Noah
Rumbles
Scylla
Spitty
Twix
Wally
Zee
Zoey





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Framed


Hi everyone, Katie here.

The evidence is circumstantial. Wrong place. Wrong time. I did NOT have inappropriate contact with those shoelaces. I've been framed.  

The evening was unremarkable.  Gloman and Glogirly dined on TV dinners, watching Mad Men on the DVR.  They retreated upstairs. Glogirly attended to her blogging tasks in bed. Gloman packed for a trip. His tennis shoes sat on the floor in plain view, next to the suitcase.  A bowl of popcorn and a Coke Zero later, everyone was asleep.  

Morning came and the accusations started flying.  Someone had allegedly chewed on Gloman's shoelaces. There was talk of DNA evidence, saliva.  Trace indications of black and white hair.  A nondescript cat toy positioned "randomly" next to the shoes.  



No legal representation. No judge. No jury of my peers. 

Not even a consideration of what may have REALLY happened.  

Gloman, he gets hungry in the middle of the night and it's a long way downstairs to the kitchen.  He's partial to angel hair pasta.  And have you SEEN his hair?  Mostly white with a few fleeting strands of black. And that toy? Come ON. Why not just wrap the whole crime scene up in a box and tie it with a pretty ribbon.

Oh. That's right. I've got a "prior" with a three foot strand of ribbon. Yeah, I ate it. It was pink, ok?  After the ribbon was surgically removed, the stupid Vet actually GAVE it to Gloman as a some kind of sick souvenir.  It's hermetically sealed in a Ziploc bag and tucked inside one of his drawers in the garage.  

May as well be hanging around my neck.  


Monday, May 21, 2012

Do You See What I See?


Hi everyone, Katie here.

...reporting to you live from the top of Glogirly's shoulder.  I don't usually sit up here, but today is kind of special. It's like I can see the WHOLE blogosphere from here.  And I'm telling you, it's pretty cool.  We have so many great furiends.  Cats, humans... even a few dogs.  (well only enough so far that I can count on one paw.)

Today my girl and I want to thank you. Thanks for coming to visit us, thanks for laughing with us and thanks for liking us. We just found out that we won an Anipal Academy Award Star for our graphic designs!  Our favorite ghetto kitty Cathy Keisha nominated us. Knowing CK, there may have been some under-the-cat-tree bribery or strong-pawing going on but hey, we're not gonna cramp her style OR let it dampen our party!


We also found out that we're finalists in the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards in three different categories.  Best Meow Blog, Best Humor Blog and Best Blog Video.  There are LOTS of cat blogs represented in the prestigious list of finalists...YAY!  And we are humbled to be named among so many other really talented animals and humans. Did you know there's even an anteater nominated?


Awards are fun and it's always nice to know that someone recognizes and likes what you're doing. But the coolest thing in all of this is being able to sit on my girl's shoulder, look out over the blogosphere, and see all of our friends. Each one of you are the reason we're here, just having fun and throwing some smiles around.

Oh, just one more thing.  That star.  I see Glogirly's name. Just Glogirly. Seriously? A rookie mistake.



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday PhotoHunt

fatczo on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

::magical::




Friday, May 18, 2012

Eye Q

"Einstein may be smarter than me, but I'm WAY cuter." -Katie


Hi everyone, Katie here.

So I just took the What Is Your Cat's IQ test on Webvet's blog.  All I can say is... IT WAS RIGGED.
And I am spitting MAD.

It started innocently enough.  Kind of like those Cosmo-Are-You-Good-Girl-Hot-Or-Bad-Girl-Hot quizzes.  Simple questions and multiple choice answers.  Easy peasey, Japaneasy.  The questions are directed to humans about their cats and believe you me, I made sure Glogirly completed every question accurately and to MY approval.

I thought I had this baby nailed.
To my horror, this was not the case. At all.


EXHIBIT A:
How often does your cat persuade you to get out of bed early to fix her/him breakfast?
a) Never
b) Once in a while
c) Every day

My answer:  a) Never. Duh.
I am smart enough to know that if I let my girl sleep as late as she likes, there is a far greater chance of scoring some salmon come feeding time. A well-rested Glogirly makes for a well-fed Katie. Is this not an excellent example of deductive reasoning?

Webvet's high scoring answer?  c) Everyday.
Any cat who would answer C is just flirting with starvation.



EXHIBIT B:
How often do you come home from work to discover your cat has gotten into mischief while you were away?
a) Never
b) Now and then
c) All the time

My answer:  a) Never. DUH.
First off, I KNOW the difference between right and wrong, what's allowed and not. Sofa YES, kitchen counter NO. Second and most important to my case, I'm CERTAINLY not stupid enough to leave any evidence of wrongdoing in plain view.

Webvet's high scoring answer? c) All the time.
Any cat incapable of hiding their own mischief...well, they're not a cat.  They're a DOG.




MAKING THE GRADE:
The questions go on and on.  Each one a virtual land mine laying in wait.
Even the scoring is backwards.
You only get points for C answers.
B answers get you nothing.
A answers get you NEGATIVE points. Huh?

Out of 20 possible points, my score is 1.  That's right, ONE.

I guess I should be happy I don't have a negative IQ.
Can't say as much for my attitude quotient.






Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blog Spiffing


Hi everyone, Miss Katie here.

Did you know that BlogPaws, the one-of-a-kind pet blogging conference, is fast approaching?  I'm sending Glogirly to spread some Katie-love to my attending furriends and take copious notes for me.  I COULD go...she's even driving all the way from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City.  But I don't play well with others. At all.

In preparation for her trip, I've been spiffing up my blog and social networking channels by adding in some cool new features and design elements.  It got me thinking that YOU might enjoy learning how to spiff up your own stuff.  So I've put together a quick survey to find out what you might like to learn about.

Everyone did SO well with the GIF lesson, Glogirly says that Miss Katie's classroom might not be such a scary place after all.
Just remember when it comes to gifts for your teacher... 
Apples = Bad
Salmon = Good

The survey is in the sidebar near the top.  You can select as many topics as you like.  There's even a box to check if you'd rather just come here to laugh... and that's OK.

If there's something not listed that you wish you knew how to do, just leave a comment.





Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


::  NO -  That is NOT dandruff  ::



::  It's pixie dust ::



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Real Straw Hats

Season 2 Cast clockwise: Katie, Callie, Hakeem, Zee, Zoey, Spitty, Twix, Clooney
Chauffer: Cathy Keisha
Billboard Mouse: Calvin



Hi everyone, Katie here.

Even the Real Housecats are showing off their straw hats today! Fedora's to Floppy's...Stetson's to Beachcombers...Cowboys to Cabanas. Spitty's even got a straw CROWN! 

The Housecats are ALWAYS in style.

If you missed yesterday's big premiere, it's not too late.  We're repeating the video LINK for virgin viewers.
...or maybe you just want to sing meow along again.







Thanx to Zoolatry for 
organizing Straw Hat Day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Real Housecats NOW SHOWING


Hi everyone, Katie here.

The wait is over.  The Housecats are BACK and all I can say is WOW!  The Season 2 cast just wrapped their first episode and they can't wait for you to see it.

Click HERE to watch on YouTube or just click the video below.
You just might want to sing meow along to this one.  


Let's go viral, kitties!  

Share this on Facebook, tweet it...tell all your furriends.  We just installed some new buttons that make it even easier to share.  They appear at the end of each post right by where you click to leave a comment.  They're small, so don't miss them!

Pee S - We couldn't have done this one without the amazing talents of Cee Lo Green and his kitty, Purrfect.  The music is from their 'Meow Mix Remix.'




Sunday, May 13, 2012

Three Generations

Three Generations of Katie - Katie, Glogirly & Glogirly's Mom









Hi everyone, Katie here.

I know, I know...Glogirly is and will always be my 'Girl.'  But today, she's the closest thning I have to a mom.  This one's for you, GG.




Many of you were following along as I told the story of Glogirly's search for her birth family. But if you're new here and would like a good Mother's Day read...you'll want to check out Another Mother.

Here's all you'll need:
1. comfy chair
2. pot of tea
3. box of kleenex 
4. at least one cat













Everyone has a mother and everyone is like a mother to someone. 
Happy Mother's Day to each and every one of you.  


(Yes, this is one of the FEW days of the year I leave my sarcasm UTB.)