Saturday, March 3, 2007

Fun, Sun and Hugs

Happy Caturday everyone, or Saturday to the beans.

When I started doing this I was doing if for fun, meeting other kitties and making furiends. We had the occasional 'contest', when a blog would reach its "X" visitor. Lately the contest have been more over the top, with fancy pictures and stuff. Maybe some kitties like this, mum and I don't have time to do all of this, so we don't compete. Mum says I have enough toys and treats, plus I don't want to win clothes I won't wear. It is interesting to see the pictures that people come up with however.

If everyone is having fun with these contests, then great. But when it stops being fun, and kitties and their beans get their feelings hurt, then I think it is time to step back and think about things. There are two philospohies here.

One: "Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing"

Two: "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game."

I much prefer option two. I think back to the Catolympics. I tried my bestest in my events but I didn't win. But I sure had fun being with my furiends and competing. I won't like you any more or less if you win or not.

I enjoy all of my furiends blogs and don't want anyone to quit blogging because of this, but let us remember sportmanship.

My picture yesterday for Fang Shui was not one we have taken in the past week. It has been cloudy and snowy here since last Friday. The sun was out early this morning, very briefly and still is peaking out now and then. Mum has gone outside again to work with the snow eating machine. Here are some of the fancy snow drifts coming off the roof of the house. Mum took pictures and then knocked them down.

This is how the front of the house looks right now. Below is how we can't wait for it to look with flowers and green grass and all.
MuShue has started a hugs campaign, guess that is something we could use about now to reconnect with our furiends. I have been tagged by both Gemini and DaisyMae Maus, so here are my hugs

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Ms. Princess Mia Bella}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}


{{{{{George, Max, Tipper and Misty of Crew's Views}}}}}

{{{{{Patches, Mittens, Mistrie, Precious and Calico Mom Toni of the Big Piney Woods Cats}}}}}





I can't list everyone in the blogosphere. {{{{{Consider yourself hugged}}}}}. Pass it on.


  1. We are not that great with the photo shop programs either. We like the simple contests also.
    ((((((Huggs to you too))))))

  2. we're not too good with contests, so we don't enter much. hugs back.

  3. I agree with you totally regarding contest.Here's a Hug for you.

  4. We agree with the contests too. We don't have time to appreciate them (no Momma says participate). We love all our furriends and think the cat blogosphere is still the best!

    We had a ton of fun at the catolympics.


  5. We agree with you about the contests too. here's a hug from us.

  6. Great post, and well said!

    Lots of hugs....


  7. Thoughts of spring being sent your way as well as hugs.

    We enjoy all the contests, whether we enter or not, and we're definitely low tech. It's fun to see all the creative things that some cats and their people can do though.


  8. Thanks for the hug, Derby, and here's one for you: {{{Derby}}}

  9. We like looking at da contests too, but mom doesn't have time to do all that photo shop stuff either. We're waiting for spring, mom sez it's either snowing, cold or blowing and she can't take it much longer.

  10. Mom takes lots of photos here, but mostly because the extra cats, Mom calls them the fosters, need to get homes.

    Mom doesnt do contests, she is really busy and doesnt have the time. I like looking at pictures, but I agree, when it gets to be to much, it isnt fun

    ~ Socks

  11. Very well said Derby! We don't even have photoshop so we don't do anything fancy either. We consider ourselves lucky to have created a blog!!

    Awesome snow drifts coming off your roof. Isn't nature marvelous? Well, unless you have to shovel it.

    We hope you see some signs of spring soon.

    Luf & {{{Hugs}}}

  12. {{{HUGS}}} to you too, Derby!
    We had some of that fancy frosting on our roof after the storms too!!

  13. Well said Derby!

    That's a lot of snow where you are. Stay warm!

    Here's a *hug* for you!

  14. I am so glad I found your bloggg
    you are a sweet and beautiful kittyboy <3


  15. Derby you are so smart and fair. We just love your blog and wanted you to know that. We love the Fang Shui Friday, and pretty much everything else you have to say! This post is just another example of why we think you are so great. Lots of hugs and purrs to you!

  16. We like the clever piciatures, but we is simple country cats and cant do those things. The Big Thing sometimes takes regular piciatures and we like posting the ones with us in them or about things we like (like our kitty condo).

    That's good enuff for us.

  17. Wow, you gave out lots of hugs, Derby! Thanks for including us.

    The Crew

  18. your fancy snow drifts are very purrty!

    hugs to you!!!


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