Sunday, May 31, 2009

Crochet pattern for Camille Suzanne's fav♥rite 'nip mousie

Pattern for Camille Suzanne's favorite 'nip mousie


• small amount Pearl Gray yarn
• crochet hook - Size G-6
• stitch markers
• large-eye blunt needle

jingle bell
scraps of pink and black yarn
dried catnip
fiberfill stuffing


Work in continuous rounds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and
draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first stitch for beg of round; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnds 5-11: Sc in each sc around. Begin stuffing firmly with dried catnip and fiberfill.
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 sts.
Rnd 14: Sc2tog around.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)

With A, ch 2.
Rounds 1 and 2: Rep Rounds 1 and 2 of Mouse - 12 sc.
Fasten off.


Sew ears onto mouse. With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes. With pink yarn embroider a straight stitch triangle nose. Securely tie a 5 in. (12.5 cm) length of A to mousie for tail. Tie bell to end of tail. Weave in ends.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Miss Peach is having auctions for Charlie & we're helping out, too!

The story of Charlie Cat was one of ups and downs and hope and sorrow. He had, and has, dozens of people pulling for him to be able to spend some quaity time in the arms of love. In order to get Charlie home again, his momma had to promise the dog-tor many and many green papers. Miss Peach, a lady of remarkable character, is having auctions to raise money for Charlie. Today, I looked at my sweet cats and knew that I needed to help, too. So, I am adding to Peach's auction with her permission.

You may bid on my offering at Miss Peach's site; however, if you have any questions, please leave them here at my blog. I am offering a custom designed header, footer or blog banner. I will work with you on the project adding elements that compliment your blog coloration and will add any photos you wish.

If I find that several of you would like one of my little creations, I will discuss with Peach the possibility of making this a Dutch auction rather than a single offering. With a Dutch auction, as many people that are interested can bid on one blog item. I will work with the winners from the top down. Number one, of course, the first, and so on. If we do a Dutch auction, be patient if you are number 2-3-4.

So, if you like what I do, let Peach know with a bid. If you have questions, let me know here on my blog. Feel free to browse my other blogs, as I have three others. My kitty blog, my personal blog, my dog blog and my cooking/baking blog. Bids for a single auction will begin at $10.00. Sometimes it can take more than one day to produce something that I feel is quality work, so $10.00 is a very low beginning bid☺I create, I look, I edit, I look, I create, I edit...until I believe it is perfect. Of course, the winning bidder will have input as well.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Camille Suzanne is a purr-turbed kitty-catty

Dis is me, Camille Suzanne. I hab been 'barrassed ta da maxims taday an' I iz reely mad. I waz sittin' on mommaz lappie, all nice an' cozy. Den, I went ta get up an' stretch. Da next thingie I knowz iz I'z uppity-side-down wif my momma pullin' on da back a' my leg! Momma keepz sayin' fur me ta hold still an' not wiggle so much. Well, you try not wigglin' when youz neerly uppity-side-down wif youz momma pullin' yer leg.

Den alla' sudden momma putz me da right way an' she hugz me an' showz me dat she tooked a piece of gum offa' my leggie. "How did dat gitz dere?", momma sayz. Uhm, could it be dat I waz in da baf-room an' tipped over da waste basket soz I could smell da minty freshness of da gum dat was tossed in dere? Can't help myself, I just ♥ minty freshness☺

We iz addin a pee-ezz: Please keep Miss Mazie Grace in your ♥ and purr-ayers frum now 'til da time she is home in her mommaz arms after her surgery on Thursday. Miss Mazie can't see like most of uz kittiez an' da dog-tor is gonna help her.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dear God, bring to rest our fallen warriors & watch over those we have in harms' way...

Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains, and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledge to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation's gratitude—the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan. ~General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

Please take the time to remember our dogs of war. They gave so much for so little in return.

In all previous wars we brought home our highly trained military dogs to retire with their handler or to continue to serve EXCEPT for Vietnam. When our military was ordered out of Nam our dogs were tied to camp poles and left to watch the soldiers they loved and protected walk away and not look back. Those dogs were considered to be excess baggage.

What happened to those dogs? Most were starved to death, used for target practice or skinned alive and eaten by the Viet Cong who considered them to be a delicacy. Rumor has it that those who weren't tied, or confined, ran behind planes, waited patiently beneath helicopters for their orders, and then, when they were completely exhausted, went back to their last camp and held vigil, patiently, for their handler to come back. (If you would like to learn more, click on the War Dog graphic. It will take you to a very sobering site.) Out of 3,000 war dogs in Vietnam, about 200 came home.

More war dogs and additional information can be found at my dog's blog, Loving for a Living.

God bless America
God bless our troops

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Feeling stressed? You need something to make your day a little purr-fect

Nothing big. Nothing fancy. Nothing to eat. Nothing to make. Nothing to excite you and bring up your blood pressure.

Something for a smile and a warm fuzzy and a good feeling all the way down to your toes. It's the weekend, we need a little comfort after five days of work and we need something that is overwhelmingly precious!

(You can hit the large, round disk on my play-list and it will mute the music so you can enjoy this purr-ecious baby's little nursery song.)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Grab an old end table & make a cutie patootie bed for your fav♥rite kitty-catty!

I just l♥ve to reuse, recycle, re-purr-pose! One of my favorite blogs is JUNK CAMP. Imagine how thrilled I was when I saw this adorable cat/dog bed make from an old end table! Now, who doesn't have one of these hanging around in the basement or garage or hasn't seen one for just a couple of dollars at a yard sale?

Look what you can do with it! I know what I'll be doing next weekend. I'll be on the hunt for one of these "beauties" to transform into a bed fit for a little prince or princess. How about you? All directions to make this adorable, sweet bed can be found at the blog link listed above.

Times are rough and tough financially all over our great country. Get busy now and make a whole bunch of these cutie patooties to give as gifts this Christmas to your feline and canine l♥ving friends and relatives...and heck, strangers...these are too sweet not to share with everyone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Aurora Katrina ~ A Wordless Wednesday to purr-fection

Aurora Katrina is a lady wif good manners and will not meow wif her mouth full. Soz she was voted by da kittiez in da house ta be this week's Wordless Wednesday re-purr-resentative

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Job security in da kitty world when youz gotz little 'beans 'round da house

See dis little boy 'bean? He is da baby 'bean of my mommaz kitten Jeff. Jeff is my momma's last 'bean litter way, way long agoz. Dis Josh 'bean (he's 5, an' datz purr-ty young fur a 'bean kitten) 's me so much. When he comez ta vizit he lookz an' lookz fur me soz he can hold me an' cuddle me. Now, I don't want ta be holded all'a da timez but diz little boy kitten 's me so much dat I just can't refuse...although I do keep my eyez peeled fur placez ta jump off an' makez a run fur it.

Da point of diz bloggy page iz ta tell youz kittiez out dere dat when you getz 'dopted youz got dutiez yike keepin' da little 'beans happy. When you does dat it is called, "job security", yike catchin' mousies, keepin' feetz warm, makin' biscuits, etc. I herd my momma tell dat ta some 'bean once. Do good jobz an' you gotz security. I thinkz I purr-ty secure in da jobz departmentz. I don't wanna getz too mushy, but it does makez me purr lotz when I thinkz 'bout da happy look on dat little 'beanz face just cuz he gotz ta hold me.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Forrest da man-catty runs wif da big woofiez

I, Forrest da man-catty, runs wif da big dogz! I ain't skeered of no woofiez. Nope, not me! When I purr, dey listen, yes, dey do!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our momma is hissing 'n spitting wif a puffy tail an' gotz out her clawz

Dere are some thingies dat makes our mommaz reely, reely, reely hissing, spitting and mad...ta da point where she wantz ta bring out her clawz and use 'em like the dickens (what are dickens?).

Yesterday momma waz doing a little blog-surfin,' as she likes ta callz it, and she saw some picky-tures of little kittiez so she went ta see thinkin' dat it was a rescue dat needed help or somethin' likez dat.

Den, as our momma was readin' we saw da hairz go up on da back of her neck and da nails at da endz of her fingers get all pointy and sparklie and momma made some awful noises right from her froat dat didn't sound nice.

We looked over at da 'puter screen and den we knew why our momma was so, so upset. She was readin' a bloggy from a lady who waz tallkin' 'bout da fact dat she had sickie furry babies an' wanted 'beans ta feel sorry fur her. You would thinkie dat our momma would feel sorry, but nope, she was fumin', hissing and spitting mad. You see, dat lady had let her two housecatz outside and dey had little kittens and den she let one of her dogz outside and he got hit by a truck and den da other doggie she had gotz da heart-worm! So, da picky-ture of all da kittenz were cuz da lady didn't know if she could find homez fur dem all and wanted sympathy.

Now, our momma isn't stupid. She knowz dat dere are 'beans out in da world who are 'sponsible 'beans who showz dere doggies and kittiez in da showz and letz dem hab babiez ta makez more babiez of da breed and dat dey find good homez fur dose babies. But momma gets reely hissing when peoplez letz dere regular, sweet fur babiez hab babiez when da shelterz are already full of babiez dat need homez.

Momma was so hissy cuz all of dat sadness in da animals could have been purr-vented wif spay and neuter fur da kittiez and heart-worm pills fur da doggies and not lettin' da other doggie run in da road. And to make momma even more hissy, the doggie wif da broken leg didn't go ta da dog-tor fur two days...not until his leg waz all swollen and painful. What is wif dat lady?

Our momma sayz dat if you don't want ta take care of youz babies, don't getz no babies...babies of all kinds. And den, momma neerly fell off her kitchen chair, wif us on her lappie, when she saw dat other 'beans were tellin' da bloggy lady how sorry dey were for her cuz she was spendin' all her green paperz on her furry babiez. One 'bean ebben gave dat cat lady an 'ward ta make her feel betterz. Momma was fur-ious.

We just had ta write to tell youz 'bout all a' diz cuz our momma iz still hissing 'bout how unthinkin' some 'beans are 'bout da sufferin' of da life 'round dem. We think dat maybe if our momma seez dat we care maybe she will calm down and feel' let uz back on her lappie.

We iz sendin' good cuddle thoughtz out ta all da doggiez and kittiez dat live with 'beans who don't tink dat dere furry babiez haz feelin's, too, an' dat dere is sumpin' magical 'bout a litter of babiez wif no lovin' homez.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tankie, tankie furry mucho fur tinkin' of uz, we iz purrin' lotz to youz fur da awardz☺

Da 'ward of da shoe we gotz for bein' a happy an' "bubblin' over" bloggy. We sure is da happy kittiez, yes, we iz and we iz berry 'preciative of gettin' it too.

We must tankie Pinkie, Ash an' Boo AND Ginger Jasper fur tinking of us fur diz 'award. Dey is sum of da funnest kittiez in da bloggy world...maybe da you-nee-verse!


We iz 'posed ta gib dis 'ward ta five kitty bloggies dat we tinks is grand and wantz ta make sum new furendz. We tinks dat these kitties would yike ta makes new furends:

1. A Cute Cat named Elin. We reely yikes Elin's babooshka da she wearz on her head. She iz so sweet and cute wif it on!

2. Bruce's Paws cuz we just ♥'s alla doze cars he hangs 'round wif. We yikes carz.

3. The Island Cats cuz dey livez on an island and so do we. Kewel, huh?

4. Friends FurEver cuz dey haz lotza kitties an' sum doggies an' dey is all habbin' funz.

5. Goldie, Shade and Banshee cuz dey is kittiez dat looks yike dey can really hab good timez!

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Yo-ho-ho 'n a bottle of rum, I'm Forrest da man-catty purr-tendin' ta be a pirate!

I seez dis footie stoolz of my mommaz an' thought it looked just like a sailin' boatz soz I hopped in an' purr-tended ta be a fierce pirate on da Seven Seaz. I am gonna scarez my furry sistaz when dey come by here.
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

M♥mma's can purr or sing or bark or tweet or moo. All m♥mma's iz 'portant taday!

Us kittiez are wishin' dat all ub da 'bean mommiez out in da big world iz hugged and l♥ved a lotz taday. We iz thankie-ful dat our mommiez were allowed ta live long enough at da shelterz to let us come into dis world so we could be rescued by our momma.

No matter if youz mommy iz in Heaven or da Rainbow Bridge or next door or 'round da udder side of da universe, say a purr-ayer fur her cuz she made you in her tummy and gave you da life you live right at dis minute. We iz goin' right now ta jump on our momma and purr in her earz ta tell her she is 'portant ta us.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

I iz Forrest da hippie-tizing kitty on Man-cat Monday

I iz Forrest. I iz a hippie-tizer. I can hippie-tize da doggy Scout. I will hippie-tize Scout so hard dat he tinks he iz a kitty-catty an' wantz ta snuggle wif me. I ♥ Scout lotz. He iz my bruvver.
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Happiness is my warm momma purrs R♥semary J♥Y

When my momma doez da bloggy thingie, I alwayz hops on her lap. I cuddle into my momma an' take one of da bestest snoozies a kitty-catty could ever dream about. Momma really had ta raise her arm high in da sky ta snap dis picky-ture of me but momma will do just 'bout anythingie fur me soz she can takez da picky-tures ta remember our special timez tagether. I ♥ my momma so much dat my little, kitty heart could purr furever and furever.
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