Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jazz Hands, Schmazz Hands

Hi everyone, Katie here.

*rolls eyes*  So what's all this fuss about Jazz Hands anyway?  I'm getting just a little bit tired of all the squeee's and awwww's and MOL's.  He's a kitten. He's orange. He's named after a common breakfast food. What's the big whoop?

It's not like Waffles Too INVENTED jazz hands.

I rest my case.

Don't forget to vote for Waffles Too in the 1-800-PetMeds Cat Naps & Dog Dreams Competition!!!  The orange boy is in 2nd place behind a DOG. Every share and every tweet gets him a vote. You can only share once, but you can tweet to your heart's content! And you have to do it from here:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waffles Wednesday DETOUR

WAFFLES TOO:  Um, hi everyone. Waffles Too here.

We interrupt this regularly scheduled Waffles Wednesday to bring you an important DE TOUR.

The boss tole me to meet her in the GLOGIRLY DESIGN car for a special ops assign mint. I said, "but Boss, I don't think I like mints." She tole me to hurry up and turn on the flashy lights and everything.

You see there was a big blogosphere mergency. And it needed our help.

Many of you are already members of The Cat Blogosphere, the central news hub for the cat blogging community. It's where lots of us cat bloggers share news, post links to our daily blog posts and meet new friends.

Don't worry if you've been living under a rock and have never heard of it before. Anyone can join.

Well, you sorta have to be a cat. Or at least like them.

Just last week, fellow cat blogger Morgen Pittman, adopted The Cat Blogosphere and has been working hard to create a whole new website for it. When the Boss heard the news, she sprung into action with a new logo, website header, badges...even a Facebook Cover for the recently launched Facebook Page.

The Boss had a chance to talk with Morgen's lead-cat, Little Isis, in an exclusive Q&A interview.

NEW Facebook Page, Graphics and Logo

KATIE:  Welcome, Little Isis. So when did you kittiesjoin The Cat Blogosphere? 

LITTLE ISIS:  We've followed the CB since it started in 2006 and have always been an active supporter.  The Cat Blogosphere is more than just a website, it's an active community of cat bloggers and we're proud to be part of that community.

New Website Header & Logo

KATIE:  So Isis...there's a whole lot of kitties in your house. I don't know if I have enough toes to count. Can you tell us about your blog and your partners in crime?

LITTLE ISIS:  Our blog is called Purchance To Dream and we started blogging in September 2006.  When it started, there were 3 cats: Spooker, Daphne, and Chloe.  Then along came me, and my brother Peter.  For a while, our Daddy Mo (who is also known as NTM or "Not The Mama in the Cat Blogosphere) had a shop in Michigan, and he had a shop cat named Jazper.  Then came Jack and Bella.  So there were eight of us.  But Jaz was happier as a shop cat, a loner who liked people but not other cats.  Jaz found a new Forever Home in Michigan before the rest of us moved to Florida. Now there are the SEVEN of us in Orlando: Spooker, Daphne, Chloe, Peter, Little Isis, Jack, and Bella.  

KATIE:  What's the most important aspect of the CB to you?

LITTLE ISIS:  The community.  Our hope in doing a re-boot of The Cat Blogosphere website, with a new Managing Editor, template, and graphics, will help this community get news and information and guide it into the future.  We have a new Facebook Page and Twitter account to help with the social media aspect of the site and to connect with as many cat lovers as possible.  We realize that not everyone has a cat blog anymore, but we are still a cat loving community and hope to be the news hub for this community.

KATIE:  This is a BIG job. Will you have a staff of minions? 

LITTLE ISIS:  The Cat Blogosphere has a great history of cat blogging reporters helping with news and posts, and we'll be starting this again soon.  For now, as we tweak the final template and get into a new routine, it's going to be me as the Lead Reporter, with my Daddy Mo as the Managing Editor, and my iDaddy Eyad as our behind the scenes IT guy.

KATIE:  So, Little Isis...any plans for the future you'd like to share?

LITTLE ISIS:  Taking over the internet!  Meowhahahaha!

KATIE:  I thought we already had. ; )

Visit The *new* Cat Blogosphere Website
Like The Cat Blogosphere on Facebook
Follow @catblogosphere on Twitter

WAFFLES TOO:   Pee. S. (can I say that???) Don't forget to vote for me in the 1-800-PetMeds Cat Naps & Dog Dreams Competition!!!  I'm in 2nd place behind a DOG. Every share and every tweet gets me a vote. You can only share once, but you can tweet to your heart's content!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ground Control To Waffles Too

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Waffles Too and I are on a mission. A mission to win the 1-800-PetMeds Cat Naps & Dog Dreams Competition. All we had to do was come up with a clever photo of what Waffles Too dreams about during his extended cat naps. Since a picture of my food dish seemed kind of boring, we decided to go with space travel. He doesn't have his license yet, so I had to drive.

Our Competition Entry: "Waffles Too to Ground Control"

We're in second place for votes, so we need your help! All you have to do is click on the link and then share our entry on Facebook and/or Tweet it. There's little buttons to make it easy. For every share and every tweet we'll get a vote. ...sorry, if you're not on FB or Twitter, you won't be able to vote. But you CAN read the story Glogirly and I wrote to go along with the photo.

Pee S:  Speaking of contests...did you hear??? We WON (ok, Waffles Too won) the Cute Cats Competition over at Eric & Flynn's Adventures!  Thank you SO much for all of your votes!!!  Waffles Too is going to use his prize to replace all my DaBird feathers he's wrecked. ...I guess he's not so bad after all.

Pee Pee S:  It's Cathy Keisha's 7th Gotcha Day today!!! Don't forget to swing by her pawty...I hear she might even be dancing on the table!

Monday, January 28, 2013

She Said, He Said

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Gloman captured this spirited exchange between me and Waffles Too today. Funny how the same visual image can invoke such different interpretations.

What Glogirly Thinks

What Katie Thinks

What Gloman Thinks

So what do YOU think???

Sunday, January 27, 2013

It Only LOOKS Easy

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Remember last week on Martin Luther King Jr. Day when I posted a shocking, never-before-seen photograph of the orange beast and I sharing my blue chair? It was a poignant proclamation of peace.

Well, peace is not quite as easy as it looks. Even on a Sunday.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Wouldn't it be nice if all it took for world peace was a camera, a tripod and a little Photoshop?
I guess Dr. King wasn't the ONLY one with a dream. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday Photohunt *KNITTED*

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Today's Saturday Photohunt theme is *KNITTED* ... and just in time. Baby, it's COLD outside!
Visit the Saturday Photohunt Blog to see what the upcoming themes are and play along.

This blog post is also part of the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop.  Click the badge to see the rest of the participating blogs.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Morning Fur Fight

Hi everyone, Katie here.

The day started out as any other. Glogirly wakes up WAY past breakfast time and meanders downstairs to feed me and the orange beast.  She notices we have good light coming in through our west facing window, (see I TOLD you she got up late) so she decides it's a good time to get some photos of us with our big new bags of food. Something about doing a post for Mr. Chewy. What does she think I am? A glorified product model???

Well the photo shoot took a quick downhill turn when Waffles Too decided it was time to engage in some extracurricular activities.

Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fur!

Katie with a left hook, Waffles Too returns with a left bunny kick!

It's a Paws-Poised Standoff!


Waffles Too Kick, I'd like you to meet Katie's Hiss.

Katie's upper paw brings out the W2 airplane ears.

Waffles Too retreats.

And Katie once again reigns victorious.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Very Brady Katie

Hi everyone, Katie here.

When Glogirly was growing up, she never missed an episode of The Brady Bunch. Although she can't remember what she ate for dinner last night, she's very proud of her encyclopedia-like brain when it comes to useless Brady Trivia.

I bet you can't name the football player that Marcia wanted to go to the big dance with. The one that hit her in the nose with his football. The one she dumped poor Charlie the nerd for. Doug Simpson. That's right.

Although the Brady's had a dog throughout the series run, poor Fluffy the cat lived only as long as the pilot. I knew this was a flawed family.

And how about when Jan thought she was adopted and became insanely jealous of Marcia. True Brady aficionados will remember and likely relate with the infamous line, "MARCIA MARCIA MARCIA!!!"

Guess you don't have to be a Brady aficionado to relate.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waffles Wednesday: Jazz Hands

WAFFLES TOO:  Um, hi everyone, Waffles Too here.

Um, the Boss said that because Waffles Wednesday last week was like the most popular post EVER she needed some extra napping time I get to do another Waffles Wednesday. She said if I stay out of her food dish and learn to smell, um... I mean spell better, Wednesday Waffles might become a weekly feet sure.

So today's post is about what I want to be when I grow up. I've decided I want to be a star. I want to dance on a Broadway stage. I don't really know what a Broadway stage is, but I know I want to dance on one. And I'm pretty sure that good Jazz Hands are really important.

WAFFLES TOO:  Here I am showing the Boss just how good my Jazz Hands are. I sure wish she'd do some Jazz Hands with me. She's really missing out. She could be a star too.

KATIE:  I feel I MUST intervene. This Waffles Wednesday thing is about to spin out of control. Seriously, the Jazz Hands need to STOP.

KATIE:  Ok, that's not exactly what I had in mind.

WAFFLES TOO:  Jazz Hands!  Jazz Hands!  Jazz Hands!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My New Pawalla Box Of Goodness

Hi everyone, Katie here.

You all know I don't do many product reviews. Most companies are probably too scared to contact me because they know how prickly picky I am. Some might even call me judgemental. I'm a cat. I'm okay with that.

Well the brave people at Pawalla wrote to me recently about trying out one of their cool Pawalla Boxes.  Their email was a window whiff of fresh air. They called me by name and talked about my blog...they took the time to get to know me.

This was no...
"Dear Insert Name HereWe think your readers would love our Insert Product Unrelated to Cats Here"
...kind of letter.

So I had Glogirly get back to them STAT, and  *insert speeding jet sound*  my box arrived in just a few days.

One word–COOLPawalla delivers a customized monthly goody box of JOY! There's cat boxes and dog boxes, each filled with a cornucopia of all-natural, premium food, treats, supplements and MORE... (like toys!) Everything is hand picked by their Pet Nutritionist, Dr. Susan Lauten, based on the age and size of the lucky cat (or dog).

Kitties, not only is this a great gift for yourself, but you can also give a single Pawalla Box or a 3, 6 or 12 month Gift Subscription to your BFF!  Truth be told, you can even give a Pawalla Box to (gasp!) a DOG. ...just don't tell the other cats.

The pricing is very reasonable considering the value and cool-factor of everything inside. Just look at all the great stuff that came in MY box!

The price is only $21/mo. for an annual subscription or $26/mo. for the monthly subscription. And shipping is always free. I'm a cat with a calculator, so I decided to see just how much all this great loot would cost if I sent Glogirly off to the store. 

Here's everything that came in my box and the average cost if you bought in-store or online:

➊ Cat-Man-Doo Chicken Sprinkles $5.00   I love these!
➋ Primal Freeze Dried Turkey Liver Munchies $6.99   Waffles Too likes them so much he wants to eat the bag.
➌ Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Canned Food (four cans) $6.00   My personal fave - mitts off, W2.
➍ Pure Bites Freeze Dried Beef Liver Treats $2.99   Waffles is a treat hog.
➎ Greenies SmartBites $3.99   Always a winner. 
➏ Spot's Eco-Cat Natural Mouse Toy $2.99   Clean & modern design, nip is always in style.  
➐ Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover Stone $9.99   It really works! Even on orange hair.

That's a total of $37.95 worth of food, treats and more...for as little as $21!

No running to the store...just running to the door.
The Pawalla peeps also included a nice letter, some coupons and detailed information on all of the great products in my box. I was far too busy enjoying my treats and food so I made Glogirly read through all of that.

Oh, and did I mention? You also get a very cool, perfectly sized box. 

I wonder if I can ship Waffles Too back to Pawalla in this thing???

Disclosure: The nice Pawalla people gave me this box of joy, but my words (as always) are my own.

Monday, January 21, 2013

I Have A Dream

Hi everyone, Katie here.

I have a dream.

I have a dream that one day, on the soft blue velvet of the living room chair, two cats will be able to sit down together without ripping each other, or the upholstery, to shreds.

I have a dream that one day, tuxedos and tabbies may peacefully break bread, not heads.

I have a dream that one day, all cats will live in the safety and love of forever homes, where they are not judged by their number of legs or toes, or their ability to see or hear.  Where they are not judged by the color of their fur, but for their capacity to love unconditionally. 

I have a dream. A beautiful and hopeful dream.