National Animal Interest Alliance

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thoughts on Toosday!

Thoughts for TOOSDAY!!
TO: non-petowners who visit the Castle and like to complain about us kittehs:
FROM: The Krasota Castle Cats

1. We live here. You don't. IZ THAT CLEAR ??????
2. If you don't want our fur on your clothes, stay off the furniture. There's a reason why they call it 'fur'-niture :)
3. My beans like us a lot better than they like some beans like you. They iz smart for beans.
4. To you, we are animals. To my beans, we are young'uns who are short, furry, walk on all 4's and don't speak clearly in bean's language.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Last Ten questions on Toosday!

Hi All,
These are the last questions (41-52) from the list of questions about your pet.

41. Do you have pictures of your pet on your phone, in your wallet, etc.? Yes, on the iPhone and on the puter

42. Is your pet housebroken? Yes, absolutely

43. Has your pet ever gotten lost? NO.

44. How do you discipline your pet? She does not need much discipline. On those rare occasions, we use a firm NO or a water gun for a squirt of water.

45. Has your pet ever bitten/scratched you? Not often. Only when she is being bathed.

46. Do you have any friends who have the same kind of pet as you? Yes, we have friends that have Russian cats. They should. We gave them the cat!!

47. Does your pet like car rides? Alexi does not really enjoy car rides but she settles down and sleeps most of the time.

48. Is your pet smart or dumb? Russians are VERY smart cats. Alexi is no exception.

49. What do you do to groom them? Most of the time, they are quite capable of grooming themselves. We do bathe them before shows.

50. Does your pet like to take a bath? NO ! She hates being bathed. However, she will *endure* it if she has no other choice... She does love to watch us take baths... LOL

51. Is your pet well-behaved or naughty? She is very well behaved cat... of course.

52. Could you live without your pet? Live without cats???..... perish the thought !!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Easy like Sunday morning

Hey All,
It is sunday and we are taking it easy today !! We iz staying insider ' and lounging on the beans bed cuz it is HOT outside! Hope enjoy your sunday!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Femme Friday! Gabby

Hi All,
Alexi here, It is Femme Friday and time to showcase one of the girls at the Castle. Today is my daughter Gabby's turn. Gabby is 5 years old and a beauty as the picture below shows.

Hi, My name is Gabrielle Chaya but efurrybuddy calls me "Gabby". Those silly beans sometimes call me "Gabrelly" Or "Grabby" 'cuz they like to grab my belleh. We will start with some adorable kitten pictures.

I am one of these two cute kittens.

MOI as a slightly older kitten. I am sitting.

Even as an adult, I am very cute. Notice how well I pose. I hope you enjoyed my pictures. FANKS for stopping to visit!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ten keqshuns on Thursday!

These are questions 31- 40 of the original 52 questions.

31. Has your pet ever one any awards?

Yes, Alexi has won many awards at cat shows. She is a excellent example of her breed. She earned her Champion, Grand Champion, Double Grand Champion and Triple Grand Champion Alter titles in TICA. She was Best Cat once and was in the top 10 many times. She was best Russian Blue Cat in TICA'S SE region in 2003-2004, 2005-2006 and 20 th best Alter in ACFA's SE region in 2008-2009.

32. Where is their favorite place to nap?
Alexi loves to nap in her basket but any warm place suits her just fine.

33. What does your pet do that makes you laugh?
Alexi is still playful and it is those playful moments when she plays like a kitten that make us laugh.

34. What is your favorite way to spend time with your pet?
She loves to spend time curled up near me. She loves to be near me and then puuurrr and purrs.

35. Who takes care of your pet when you are away?
Usually we have friends come and take care of our cats while we are away.

36. Random fact about your pet?
Alexi loves to play with running water whether from sink or tub faucet.

37. Any special talents?
Yes, she is incredibly good climber and jumper as the picture below shows. She is perched on our shower rod.

38. What do you give them for a treat?
We have Greenie dental treats and dried salmon and chicken.

39. What is their favorite type of “people food”?
According to the Alexi, nothing beats a nibble from our meal esp. when we have salmon or chicken.

40. Do you have more than one pet?
Yes, we have several cats including Alexi.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordy Wednesday- Sorry!

The word of the day is SORRY!! To those who weere looking forward to "Ten kestions on Tooosday", my apologies. Mombean was out of town on a road trip. She gotted home to the Castle late yesterday afternoon and was tired ! (likely story from the beans!)

Anway, look for the ten questions on Tooosday, tomorrow ..... thursday ( ok it's thurdsay but at least it starts with a "t").

Now don't forget, check back tomorrow for the next ten questions and our answers.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Easy like Sunday morning!

Enjoy your Sunday! We are taking it easy by napping on the porch today!! I am nearest the camera with my daughters, Gabby and Tat behind me.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Femme Friday! Molly

Hi all, Mombean iz a bit late gifting our Femme Friday postie up. Today is Molly's turn to be The Femme Friday Cat of the day! Take it away, Molly!

Thanks, Alexi.
Hi All, My name is Molly. I am 6 years old. You may have seen pics of me and my babees. I iz Annie's daughter. So Mallory and I are half sisfurs- same momma, Annie, but daddy is not the same boy cat.

Here I iz as a babee kitten- just a few days old. I iz one of the two blue kittens in this foto.

Here I iz a slightly older kitten- cute, huh?

Eventhough, I am a Champion, my main dootie at the Castle is a mom cat! Here iz a picture of me with newborns. See how protective I am ?

Even with my mommy duties, a girl has to haf som fun. Here iz a picker of Alexi and myself all dolled up for a partay!

Hope you enjoyed my pictures !

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ten questions on Tuesday!

21. Has your pet ever been a mother or a father? Yes, I has been a mother. I is such a good mother that the beans called me "uber mom".

22. Is your pet trained? No, we cats TRAIN the beans.

23. What is the comment you hear most often about your pet? People always complement my emerald green eyes and soft, gray fur.

24. Does your pet like anyone besides you? Yes, I love my beans and most of the other kittehs except for Mr. G. He bullies some of the girls so we hided from him.

25. What kind of food does your pet eat? We eat Felidae- both dry and moist.

26. Do they drink tap, filtered, or store-bought water? We drink usual tap water from a Drinkwell 360 pet drinking fountain.

27. Where do they sleep at night? Anywhere we want to but we do love to sleep on the beans big bed wif them.

28. What is their favorite thing to do outside? We don't go outside. We iz not allowed.

29. Is your pet hyper? No. I iz calm kitteh as is most of the Castle Cats. Only G and the kittens get really hyper and energetic. Then watch out.

30. Do you dress your pet up? No, we iz not into fashion. What could be better than our usual velvety furs, anyway?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day, USA!

I Am The Flag

I am the flag of the United States of America.

I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.

There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.

My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind.

Today fifty stars signal from my union, one for each of the fifty sovereign states in the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known.

My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.

My red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and boys and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American mothers and daughters.

My white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.

My blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.

I represent these eternal principles: liberty, justice, and humanity.

I embody American freedom: freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the sanctity of the home.

I typify that indomitable spirit of determination brought to my land by Christopher Columbus and by all my forefathers - the Pilgrims, Puritans, settlers at Jamestown and Plymouth.

I am as old as my nation.

I am a living symbol of my nation's law: the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

I voice Abraham Lincoln's philosophy: "A government of the people, by the people,for the people."

I stand guard over my nation's schools, the seedbed of good citizenship and true patriotism.

I am displayed in every schoolroom throughout my nation; every schoolyard has a flag pole for my display.

Daily thousands upon thousands of boys and girls pledge their allegiance to me and my country.

I have my own law—Public Law 829, "The Flag Code" - which definitely states my correct use and display for all occasions and situations.

I have my special day, Flag Day. June 14th is set aside to honor my birth.

Americans, I am the sacred emblem of your country. I symbolize your birthright, your heritage of liberty purchased with blood and sorrow.

I am your title deed of freedom, which is yours to enjoy and hold in trust for posterity.

If you fail to keep this sacred trust inviolate, if I am nullified and destroyed, you and your children will become slaves to dictators and despots.

Eternal vigilance is your price of freedom.

As you see me silhouetted against the peaceful skies of my country, remind yourself that I am the flag of your country, that I stand for what you are - no more, no less.

Guard me well, lest your freedom perish from the earth.

Dedicate your lives to those principles for which I stand: "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I was created in freedom. I made my first appearance in a battle for human liberty.

God grant that I may spend eternity in my "land of the free and the home of the brave" and that I shall ever be known as "Old Glory," the flag of the United States of America.

- Ruth Apperson Rous

Friday, July 2, 2010

Femme Friday!-Mallory

Hi All,
Alexi, here. It's Mallory's turn to be featured on Femme Friday! Take it away, Mallory.

Thanks, Alexi. Ok here are some pics of me starting with some baby pics.

I wuz born in Annie's first litter in 2003. I iz the black kitten in the picture.

Me at about 2 weeks old. Wasn't I a cutie??

I iz the black kitten in the foreground. I iz a couple of months old in this picture. Mom, Annie, is the black leaning against the bear. Alexi is the blue cat and the blue kittens are Alexi's kittens.

An all grown up me cellybraing my puurthday. Photo by the Zoolatry hooman, Ann