Sunday, March 9, 2008

Carnival of the Cats #208

Welcome to the 208th Edition of
Carnival of the Cats!

(Graphic of Carnival Barker Rocky by Zoolatry)

My friends, before we begin, I would like to dedicate Carnival of the Cats # 208 to our beloved friends who recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge ...
"Blessed be the true judge."
A lovely tribute to Matata is posted on Erica's Blog

The Devine Miss Marilyn Monrex
of Leslie's Omnibus
Please send purrs of peace, comfort and healing to the families and fur siblings of Matata and Miss Marilyn.

Rocky: It's my first time to host Carnival of the Cats and, now that I've finally squeezed onto my carousel, I'm ready to ride! Step right up, folks, the show is about to begin ....

- Up first ... animal communicators? Big deal, I say. Henry at Texas Oasis is a human communicator ... expressing himself via messages in his food. This is cat-oglyphics at its best!

- Houdini? Again, big deal. Sox puts the famous escapologist to shame with his door-opening, teleporting, shelf-walking tricks at This That & the Other Thing ... while Cosmo, Amber & Cubby show you how to deal with sleep deprivation and switching to Daylight Savings Time.

- Oh that Jimmy Joe! Neither wind nor rain nor sleet nor snow can keep him from his appointed rounds ... or from the resulting paws for maintenance. (Is this why his blog is named Jimmy Joe's PAD?) :
- Weather, weather everywhere! Rosie asks What is that white stuff? all over My Cats and Funny Stories.

- But there are breaks in the bad weather: Momma Grace is a formerly feral who has become a ray of sunshine in her furever home at Momma Grace & Company.

- Ye gods, it's horrible! Ted confronts a huge telly dog over at The Poor Mouth!

- Feast your eyes upon Gracie, a beautiful tiny girl with a big heart - and even bigger feet! - at Manx Mnews.

- Just look at these beauties! Leslie's Omnibus shares photos from the 2008 Lincoln State Cat Club Show.

- Ahh, the blessings of simple pleasures. Through all the recent ups and downs at Sleeping Mommy, Charles has discovered the joy of being a cat in a sink.

- Financial matters are simply too stressful for felines, especially when they're running for President! Cheysuli laments this terrible truth after suffering currency exchange problems at Chey's Place.

- Speaking of finances, Leela's human tells you how to make a litter box in 10 minutes for $5 at Nathan Bowers. Might come in handy, since the acceptable standard is one litter box per cat, plus one extra.

- Here's some more practical advice from KC at Missy Blue Eyes, who shares with everycat an easy way to back up your blog ... while Faith Boomerang waits for their "green around the gills" mommy to assemble their raffle prize - a Kitty Ham-Mick!

- "Paging Dr. Parker ... STAT!" Dr. Parker wrote prescriptions for her humans' stress ... and now those those humans are heading out and leaving her with no head to sleep on at Perfectly Parker :
- Another kitty practices the healing arts: Nosey 's bedside manner is superb as she helps her mom recover from the flu at anniemiz.

- In a different profession, KT the Mechanic Cat helps out in The Scratching Post garage.

- Luna has become a LOLcat at CatSynth ... and now she wants a cheezburger!

- Downunder at Crazy Meezer, Anastasia takes a break from meezer craziness to show just how sweet and beautiful she really is.

- Humans aren't the only ones who can play poker: It's Vegas, Baby at White Picket Fences.

- Are cats ticklish? Well, Natalie's expression at Snowball Journals may answer this question once and for all.

- Another question: What's behind the curtain? asks Mini at the House of the (Mostly) Black Cats. Will she reveal all?

- After long consideration, Maus over at Composite Drawlings has decided whether or not she should kill Grammaw's carpet and furniture.

- Intruder Alert!! Denali and Isis at Nanashi-Inc have moved beyond carpet and furniture -- they're putting the bitey on a real live mouse intruder!

- With Samantha & Tigger on patrol, no mouse would dare to break into Life From A Cat's Perspective!

- No mouse left behind! In Two Erics and a Flynn, a grand outdoor adventure, Eric and Flynn drive their dad's tractor to Fat Eric's for a day of hunting mice - and rats!

- Meet Garfield, a beautiful bright orange ginger cat who has a loving new furever home at Last Conservative in Cleveland.

- There's more than one way to warm a cat in winter: Check out the happy tabbies worshiping the god of warmth at Logical Expressions.

- Meowza is on a roll at Mind of Mog ... but fussy Izzy refuses to stoop to such levels at iInfidel.

- While on a photo shoot, Diamond Emerald Eyes-O'Reilly, proprietor of the Black Cat Pub, issues an urgent warning: Digital scrapbooking may be addictive for humans! Diamond shares an inexpensive scrapbooking alternative to get your humans hooked on graphical fun:

- Did someone say birdies? JB has snapped to full small birdie alert at JB's Small World. And she'd like you to meet her big personal furriends Mr. Pony & Mr. Horse over at JB's Big World.

- I Scent You Not! It's all about smell at the House of Chaos ... and Frankette 'nose' all about it!

- Oh no! Here's another two scents worth! There are trials and tribulations at sisu ... Tiny got skunked! But, after dousings with a magic potion, Tiny is now in clover! Phew!

- Her Ladyship on a garden bench offers a respite from a world gone utterly mad at Elms in the Yard.

- Feline Friday finds comics and discovered hiding places for T.R.E.A.T.S. over at Dolphin's Dock.

- In true cat form, the little stinker Spectra the sneak is breaking the rules at Cascade Exposures ... but she gets caught on camera! Don't miss the full expose:
- Pretty Puddy at It's a Byootaful Life reveals the proper technique for getting pats & rubs, and giving headbumps in return, thank you very much.

- Forest is comfortably boxed in on Easy Like Sunday Morning over at Snow and Forest. While he snoozes, check out the three-day-old lion cubs on his mom's blog, Ailurophiles.

- Even though this post is about a German Shepherd, Allie's Answers would like to share with cat owners the concern that her dog's microchip may have given him cancer.

- Othello is taking Easy Like Sunday Morning wayyy too seriously at The Catboys Realm. Kashim needs your help in waking him so they can host Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos today!

- It's easy all over! Go gaze upon georgeous China Cat staying cozy in bed on China Cat's Blog.

- Happy Birthday, Aloysius! He's inviting everyone over to Catymology to help him celebrate ... and there's food!

- And now ... it's movie time! First, don't miss Let Me In, the long-awaited sequel to "The Wake Up Cat", now playing at Strange Ranger.

- Then dash over to enjoy Mycah Speaks, starring, of course, Mycah, now playing at TacJammer.

- Finally, all of us at Artsy Catsy would like to remind you that you still have a few hours left to help us raise funds for Lilly Lu's surgery, for Project H.A.M. and for the Cat Blogosphere's Cat Friends Helping Friends. Our Cat-Themed Jewelry Sale and Cat Greeting Card Sale to benefit these kitties in need will both end tonight at midnight Eastern Daylight Time.


Thanks to everykitty for performing in Carnival of the Cats #208!
Don't miss next week's Carnival #209
when the blogosphere's cat acts will stage their show at
This That & The Other Thing

(Rocky: Now can I get off this merry-go-round? I'm dizzzy...)


KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Good job. Furry nice Carnival...
Purrs, Missy Blue Eyes

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Wow, Rocky, you did a great job with the Carnival this week! Thanks for hosting!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

Artsy Catsy said...

Thanks, China Cat! I just included your submission.


Marilynn said...

Excellent job, Rocky! What a fun carnival this is!!


Marilynn, Grace & Company

Sissy Willis said...

Nice job! Cool cats rule. :-)

Irishcoda said...

The whole gang thinks you did great Rocky never woulda knowed it was the first carnival you'd hosted! :D

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Great job Rocky. Hope you didn't get too dizzy on the horsie roundabout.

Hot(M)BC said...

Poor Rocky getting all dizzy. You did a grate job tho. Way to go! Fanks :)
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

mog said...

Most excellent, awesome carnival Rocky. You did good. :)

Samantha & Mom said...

Hey Rocky, that was a great Carnival of the Cats!! We must have forgot to send ours in!! Is it too late to add us? Here we are on Intruder patrol, before we go to bed!
Your FL furiends,

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

How excitin'! You sure did a good job, Rocky!!!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...


I tink you are da bestee host I haz seen! You makes it all justee blog-roll offa your tongue.
Mebbe you would likes an extra chix-hen wing???

Love, Dr Tweety

Samantha & Mom said...

Thanks Rocky! This was a great Carnival. Thanks for hosting!
Your FL furiends,

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Rocky, you did a wonderful job through all the ups and downs and you didn't even yak up once. Great work!

Christine and FAZ said...

Excellent overview thanks Rocky. FAZ

Sassy Kat said...

Wonderful work on carnival. Looks like there is a lot going on at your place. Is this the first time you hosted Carnival? If it is you wouldn't know it you were so A one.

K T Cat said...

What a wonderfully creative Carnival. Thanks for hosting it this week!

jlbussey said...

Great Carnival!

Spectra is not only unrepentant about sneaking off, she did it again today. Unfortunately, I had no camera handy...


Elisson said...

An exceptionally well-done - and for us, an exceptionally touching - Carnival. Thank you so much for all the effort (it shows!), and for the tribute to our sweet little grey tortie.

Sissy Willis said...

A wonderful carnival, Rusty! 'Love the picture of you on the carousel horse. :-)

Aloysius said...

You did a great job with the carnival! Now, enjoy your nap.

Allie said...

Thank you for the link!

leucanthemum b said...

Great carnival! Maus wants to know if she can go on the carousel with Rocky, next time.

Sassy Kat said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you I hope you are having a fun time celebrating, everyone is a little Irish today.

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