Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank You, Simba!

My Sweet Furiends Simba and Audrey gave me this very nice Awardie a couple days ago. I am touched to the core of my flinty little heart!

Here's what the award means (apologies to Simba and Audrey for a bit of a lot of plagiarism here!)

"Liebster"  means favorite or beloved in German, and this award helps to draw attention to blogs that aren't too well known.

Here are the rules for this award:
Upon receipt of the award, one is to:
1) Link back to the blogger who gave it
2) Paste the award on the blog
3) Choose 5 blogs to pass this award to (they must have fewer than 200 followers)
4) Let the recipients know about their nomination by leaving a comment on their blogs.

I know lots of Kittehs have received this awardie already, but here goes! Here are the five blogs I am passing the award on to:
1.    Sassy and Callie are such funny kitties! I lubz them 
2.  Emma and her Bro are the best!
3.  Sookie and Mr. 
Darcy are soooooooo beautiful, and such fun to read about!
4.  Lux is just barely out of Babyhood and he is the sweetest boy ever!
5.  I would LOVE the kitties (etc.) at Whisspy even if they had not sent me that wonderful stuff! I love to read their always-entertaining posts!

Thanks again, Simba and Audrey! You're the best!

I'm hoping to Dream In the New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Post-Krissymouse Light Show!

The Human and her friend went out to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy at the fancy-dancy mall (an oxymoron?) downtown Wednesday night, and as they were walking to a restaurant after the movie, they came upon a bunch of people lying flat on their backs under the big dome that used to be part of the Emporium before they tore everything down and made the stupid fancy-dancy mall, but I digress.
Now, this *is* San Francisco, so people often behave in wacky ways, but even so it seemed....well, odd. So the Human's friend looked up and voila! 
Looky, looky:

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Floof on Furzday

Why, hello Furiends! As you can see, I have had enough of festivity and frivolity. Today I am snoozing, gearing up for one last blast of holiday cheer on Caturday when the Human has her annual New Year's Eve pawty. 
Now, this is a tiny pawty by official NYE-Pawty Standards (ten total humans), but still, it is nine Humans more than I am entirely comfortable with. Last year, I was quite social (for me), and I will try to be a Good Boy again. No guarantees though. I still might decide that UTB is a wonderfully good place to welcome the New Year.
BTW: The tail? The gently closed eyes? The semi-curled paws? All very high on the Adorability Index, wouldn't you say?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dietary Roughage

During this festive holiday season, with all the rich and tasty noms, a Boy has to remember to eat his leafy greens every day!
But wait--isn't it the Human having all those treats? Well, heck--step right up and nom a few leaves with me, Human! 

P.S. This is a China Doll plant, not Nip. If it were Nip, I might not offer to share.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Oh, All Right

Yes, I guess I was sort of happy to see the Human yesterday after my two-day abandonment. The petting felt sooooooo nice.
Oops! Did I say that out loud?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Krissymouse Past

Well, if *I* couldn't be there, at least Nigel got to hang with the Humans. 
Oh wait--right, I would not have enjoyed that at all!

This sky was beautiful over the ocean before Krissymouse dinner, though the Human says it seemed a little too much like Hawaii and a lot too little like Krissymouse!

The Human says the above photos speak for themselves. Too many of these items disappeared down the Human's maw.

Homeward bound. 
Bye-Bye, Krissymouse! See you next year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tom & Jerry's Tree

On a street very near the Human's school live Tom and Jerry, a gay couple who for the past 20+ years have brought true Christmas Spirit to the neighborhood.
The tree is living, a 65-foot Norfolk Island Pine, which they purchased as a house plant in 1973. Every night between December 11th and 24th, Santa Himself visits for about three hours, distributing candy canes and listening to the wishes of children and grown-ups alike. Music plays, carolers sing, toys whirl and spin, and much festivity and frivolity is shared.
It is a wonderful San Francisco tradition!

Since the Human's cheapo  inexpensive camera does not take good pictures at night, here are some daytime ones to show detail:

This is mostly to show scale--you can see the girl sitting on the bench (circled) looks pretty small!

The tree has a nice big fat star (which obviously looks more impressive at night!)

The Human loves these person-sized dolls suspended near the big stockings

Yeah, these stockings

The spinning ferris-wheel thingies are in front of a nice big stack of presents!

There's only one flaw. Have you spotted it?
Yes, I thought you would!
Where's the kitty???

Meowy Krissymouse, Efurrybuddy!
See you Monday!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Forgotten Figure

Oh yeah, there's always the stupid nice donkey and a coupla lambs. But I ask you: Where's the kitty?
Who wouldn't have invited a nice, cuddly cat on a cold night?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

(Still) Not a Garden Tour #11

The Human and a friend had a very ladyified afternoon this week when they went to Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton hotel downtown. Ordinarily, the Human schlumps around in neighborhood cafes and her own kitchen, but once in awhile, everybody's gotta dress up and act fancy.

They had to climb a Big Hill to get there. This picture, looking back toward Union Square, provided a good excuse to stop and catch her breath.

The hotel looks like a bank from the outside (and you'd probably have to rob one to stay overnight), but there was a pretty tree!

Now here's an oddity. Just inside the main doors were these glass jars filled with unshelled nuts. A nutcracker was thoughtfully provided, and it seems someone had cracked herself a nut or two, but it wasn't the Human or her friend!

Right inside the main doors was tree #2.

This nice man played soothing little background music while the ladies consumed their tiny treats.

And speaking of tiny treats . . . .

After two hours of ladyfication, the Humans headed for home, pausing to take this slightly blurry shot of the BofA building behind the hotel.

And thus ends our 11th Not-A-Garden-Tour--Hope you enjoyed it!
(Did you notice the appalling Lack of Kittehs? Yeah, me too. People never take the kitty anywhere, do they? I mean, I woulda liked me some a them little sandwiches, you know.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

***Secret Paws: The Reveal***

I don't know if I can stand so much excitement two days in a row!
But guess what?
We opened my Secret Paws present today and it was from CORY and all her brofurs and sisfurs!
Let me show you!!

First, the Human put the open box on the coffee table

and inside was a card addressed to ME!

It was a sweet card from Cory and her pals. She said she got me the toys that they like to play wif themselves.

Underneath the card was a pretty package just for ME!!

Once I peeked inside, I could see that they were wonderful toys!

Once the contents emerged, I could hardly believe my good fortune!!

I mean, just look at the bounty!*

First I played wif the ball . . .

. . . and then I played hard wif my New Nip Nanner

and then I went to sleep with my fishie.

*The Official Pile'o'Loot, which apparently I am not permitted to have all at once since according to the Human I will "appreciate it more" if I am given things one at a time. Now I ask you, does that seem fair to you? I thought not!

T H A N K S,   C O R Y   &   F R I E N D S

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Kitty Under the Influence

OMC, Kitties
Gather round, now, because I have a story to tell you, and it's really an exciting one!
It starts with this envelope, all the way from Malaysia!

Inside was a sweet Krissymouse card from my furriends at Whisppy.

And inside that was Silvervine powder. The Whisppy's Human thoughtfully enclosed a nice sheet of instructions for the proper administration of this ambrosial substance!

The Human got out a festive little plate...

. . .and let me have at it!

The Human could not believe her eyes! I mean, I like the Nip okay, depending on my mood, but I never get really crazypants on it or anything. But this stuff, well, THIS was different. 
First, I drooled and drooled and consumed every.last.grain of this stuff. Then I schnuzzled and schnarfled the plate, then I fell over right on the table, and rolled and stretched, and drooled and groomed myself, and went all glassy-eyed.

And then I jumped down and then I ran to find my Nip Cigar for some further nuzzling. . .

. . . and then I rolled over under the coffee table and drooled and groomed some more.

And then I had to go UTB for awhile to recover. And then I really, really, really had the munchies so I ate up all my foodz. And then I got in my pink snuggly bed and went to sleep.

I don't think I better have this stuff verreh often or somekitties will have to do an Intervention.

Thanks, Whisppy. Silvervine Powder is the Bomb!!