Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bianca, Sadie and Wilie of Mosaic Cats tagged Jake for the proverb meme. And wow is he excited. He thinks it's too cool to be tagged on Tyler's blog site, before his brother was.

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of mankind. They are often metaphorical.

Here is one proverb created by Willie and Bianca together: There are only twenty-four hours in a nap.
(I don't know how to count hours yet, but it sounds good to me except when I'm not napping and then I'm terrorizing....but then that's cuz I'm a kitten. I loves my naps, but when they're over, THEY ARE OVER. Not like my ancient sister Kali who only naps.)

And Sadie, who is described as being spiritual gave us this one:

Morris 5:37,38

"No one puts new clean litter into dirty old litter boxes, or else the new litter will touch the poo poo parts, and it will be stinky, and the clean litter will be skanky.
But new litter must be put into clean litter boxes, and both are good. No cat having scratched new litter immediately desires old, for he says, ‘The new is better.’ "

Wow, Sadie must have gone to cat school or something. That's a lot of words. I like the part about the clean litter and the clean litterboxes. That was the best part, Sadie.

Okay, here is mine: A rolling vet or vet helper gathers no sticking owchy sticks that hurt young kitty's behinds.
or maybe I'll change it to: A rolling vet person gathers no sticking owchy sticks unless they stick themselves while they're rolling.

And another one I dedicate to my Momma:: Better never late than ever.

My last one is: Eat to live and live to eat.

That's all I've got for now cuz my typist is leaving the house. I tag Lux, Angus and Chase.

Happy Proverbing!
Jake (who's the one who was given this meme and not his older brother who didn't get it)

Rules to Dragonheart's Contest

Now, for the exciting news: my birthday contest is going to be a Scavenger Hunt! Every day for the next week, at random times, I am going to post an item or a list of several items on my blog. If you want to participate in the contest, you need to find the item(s) and post them to your blog at the end of the contest! The items may be tidbits of information or photos I've posted to my blog, they may be tidbits of information you need to find on the web, or they may be something you have to create! (Don't worry, none of the items you need to create will require technical knowledge or photo editing software, unless you choose to use such for creating your item.) At the end of the contest, you need to post all of the items on your blog in one post. The last item to be collected will be posted on my blog on July 25, 2007, and you will have until July 29, 2007 to make your blog post with all the items.

There will be several prizes awarded at the end of the contest. One prize will be for the cat(s) that find the most number of the scavenger hunt items. If more than one cat finds all the items, there will be a draw to determine the winner. There will also be a prize for the most creative entry, as determined by myself and my humans. As I mentioned, some of the items will be something that you have to create, and so the creativity of these items, as well as the creativity shown in putting together the final post with all the items, will be judged. There will also be a random prize that will be determined by placing the names of all the contestants into a hat, and one name will be drawn at random. Other prizes may be awarded, depending on the number of entries, at the judges' discretion. If you do not wish to receive a prize (for example, if you do not want to provide me with your snail mail address) I will make a donation, whose value is equal to that of the prize, to the charity of your choice.

This contest is open to all cats with a blog.

I reserve the right to change the rules of the contest at any time.

If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to ask!

DragonHeart's Contest

#1. The following things remind me of a Sphynx cat because they are bald like a Sphynx:
My bald grandpa is on the left standing next to his bald twin brother.

This is Bald Mountain:

Bald tire:

Bald Brittney:

Bald eagle:

2. • Me: HairNSkin Dragonheart Common name: Dragonheart (Drake for short)
• My sire: Champion HairNSkin Obi Wan Kenobi, Common name: Obi
• My dam: New Taj Mahal Sherazade of HairNSkin,
• My brother and littermate: HairNSkin Merlin Common name: Merlin
• My older sister who will be having a litter that I will hopefully be getting a little brother or sister from: From Dusk to Dawn Common name is Dawn

3. When did I first start blogging? 11/25/2006
What was my Gotcha Day? 11/25/2006
When did my human mom first post about me on her blog?10/30/06

4. What is another name for the Sphynx breed?
Canadian Hairless
What was the name of the Sphynx cat character in the Austin Powers movies, and what is the cat's real name?is Mr. Bigglesworth and Ted Nudegent (see below)
(Apparently, the author of this USA Today story dropped the ball. According to Jane Reilly, editor-in-chief of Cats magazine, Mr. Bigglesworth's real name is "Ted Nudegent," *NOT* "Mel Gibskin" as mistakenly reported by USA Today). Jane says that Mel is another Sphynx that gets some airtime in the movies (Mel is full-grown now but played the role of mini-Mr. Bigglesworth in the sequel), but Ted (or "Teddy", as he is sometimes called) fills Mr. Bigglesworth's collar. Thanks to Jane for setting us straight. :)

5. Dragonheart
I'm a black and white Sphynx
My sire: a brown classic tabby and white Sphynx
My dam: a blue point Sphynx
The only allowable outcross breeds in the CFA are now the American Shorthair and Domestic Shorthair. Other associations may vary. These breeds can be used until 2010.
In Europe mainly Devon Rex has been used for outcrosses.

6. Fairytales: Dragonheart
Action Movies: Basic Instinct
Star Wars: Yoda
• Cat die Katze
• Kitten das Kätzchen
• Cat Food die Katzenahrung
• Cat Litter die Katzesänfte
• Litterbox das litterbox
• Scratching Post der verkratzende Pfosten
• Catnip die Katzenminze
• Cat Snacks die Katze-Imbisse

8. Evil Cat-Hating Scientist Cultivates a New Plant Named Venus Cat-Trap