We wish to thank our special friend Fin at Housecat Confidential who awarded us with the Kreativ Blogger Award last Sunday. Thank you!
Along with this groovy picture I get to paste on my blog for all eternity, I am supposed to tell you something you didn’t know about any of our kitties. This was particularly hard because I did want to use as many pictures as I could, though not all things have pictures. I chose two cats (even though I think I was supposed to pick three). The lucky kitties are Owen and Penny.
So here goes:
Owen likes to watch TV...when it isn't on. Every once in a while, something on the shiny surface captures his attention and he sits in front of it and watches. He doesn't paw at it or anything, just sits...watching. It's kind of creepy.
Despite how well Owen gets along with all the cats in the house, he decidedly picks on BJ. He'll chase him into a corner and attack him if he can. I just can't understand why such a sweet boy can be so mean to BJ. I also can't understand why BJ runs from him.
Owen does not like canned food. When everyone gets a tablespoon treat of canned food, he just waits for everyone to be done (see him in the middle of the living room floor). I do spoon him out a portion and he sniffs it, but then he just walks away. In this picture, Penny (on the right) has his treat as extra (because she is special).
In the morning, Owen waits at the bedroom door with Angus and is usually the second one in when I open it. Running in and jumping onto the bed with a chirp (Angus just follows me into the bathroom), he starts kneading immediately. In this video I'm testing out whether he knows his name.
Owen is not quick to respond to his name when called. It's a kitty thing, I know, but when we call any other cat, Owen comes running over to us chirping. I guess that's an Owen thing.
Owen does not like to be alone. When he is taking a nap and wakes up to discover all the kitties around him have gone off to different rooms, he starts meowing and meowing as he gets up and comes running into the next room in search of someone, kitty or human. When he finds one, he'll do his free-fall right up against them in expectation of some lapping (or petting) attention.
Owen loves to be brushed, but he also loves to be petted backwards. You can scratch and rub all his fur the wrong way and he just loves it! Purring the whole time.
Though I haven't been able to get a picture of it, the roof of Penny's mouth is black. It scared me the first time I saw it, but I realized, after putting Penny through a few moments of discomfort, that it was just a big round patch of black colored flesh. I always try to take another peek at it whenever she yawns.
I know I've mentioned it before so it isn't new, but Penny is our Twisty-Girl! This newest twist picture just had to be included here.
Penny can be quite silly with a ball and a few minutes of no boys around. I have about 20 pictures of her with this, but I think this one shows my point best.
Penny couldn't care less about milk or much for cheese, but she is a part of a newly formed group we call "The Tuna Club." The juice from a can of tuna is poured into the bowls, much like milk and shared with this group. She is a regular member and it's funny to see her nose sniffing and wavering in the air when we are working on a can. Yup, Owen's a member too. You can read more about another one of their clubs called the Moo Club here.
Okay, I'm not sure if this is kosher, but Penny is my favorite. I can't help it. There is just an extra something special about her and I admittedly give in to just about anything she wants. She doesn't ask for much so it's quite easy. She IS the only girl and she WAS our first kitty together. She loves to sleep with me all night...what else can I say? I dearly love every one of our kitties, but Penny is special (DP’s favorite is Snafu).
Snafu and Penny do not get along. Penny does not like him one bit...as indicated in Tuesday's post where there is the picture of her giving him a good whap. She never runs from his intimidation tactics and he always hisses at her boldness towards him. I have even noticed what I believe to be Penny protecting Angus. It is something to see and DP and I go back and forth deciding how far to let Penny go in her “disciplining” of Snafu.
Penny has been immortalized in bone. A good friend of ours is an artist (and the "dog whisperer of Maine") and created this scrimshaw piece in Penny's likeness. I think it is just awesome and wear it when I can. Sorry the picture is so poor, but I had a real hard time capturing it clearly.
That's it! You can read more about Penny here and more about Owen here.
So now I must pass this Kreativ Award on to other blogging kitties and here they are:
Noir of Noir’s Nook
Baby Patches of Confessions of the Plume
Cricket of The Kool Kittie Krew
Parker of Perfectly Parker
Congratulations to them and here are the rules they must follow:
2. Thank the kitty who gave you the award and post a link to their blog.
3. Write 7 things about you we do not know.
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to award.
5. Link to those 7 other bloggers.
6. Notify your award winning bloggers.