Has it really been October since the last edition?
A lot has happened around here since then, including my having to nurse Daddy back to health when he was sick with the flu for most of December.
In between naps, and looking out the window, I mostly took a powder where Blogging was concerned as I spent time contemplating where I wanted to take my Blogging in 2009.
One thing I want to do is book reviews!
Yes, like Daddy, I love to read, and not just the newspaper!
I am right now reading the most important Self-Help Guide for Cats in years, The Devious Book for Cats, by the wonderful, bestselling, writing duo of Fluffy and Bonkers!
It is a purrfectly delightful reference work that will teach even the most experienced Kitty a thing or two.
When I eventually finish reading, smelling, tasting, and rubbing the book I will have more to say about it but, for now, if your curiosity is killing you, there is a link in my sidebar to its page on Amazon. ;-D
**** 2/9 -1030AM: We Interrupt This Meowsings For IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS!!***
Thanks Nikita! - we wrote our book for great cats like you.
We appreciate the kind words and awesome link.
Hope you have the best Monday ever.
With gratitude, Fluffy & Bonkers.
***We now return you to our regularly scheduled Meowsings***
OK, enough with doing my bit to spur on the, down in the dumps, Economy!
On with todays edition of Meowsings!
The biggest news of the year, so far, for Cats, comes from the Westminster Kennel Club, an organization with an event that went to the Dogs decades ago:
The Westminster Kennel Club, last Thursday, introduced the latest breed allowed into competition, the "Chat De Blogosphere", which, despite the Frenchfied name, can be found all over the world.
Here, an award winning representative of the breed poses in its natural environment.
The Chat De Blogosphere is the only newly-recognized breed eligible for competition at Westminster in 2009 and will compete in the Working Group.
Canine Competitors, handlers, breeders, and Dog Lovers all over the world are highly skeptical, and otherwise having a Hissy Fit, over this news (British Canines are especially vocal, growling that this move is "Just NOT Cricket!") , but the inspiration behind this unusual decision seems to be to inspire more Canines to get online, and express themselves in ways that will dispel, once, and for all, the myth of the Dog as a "Dumb Mutt".
Believed to have originated in America around 6 years ago, the Chat De Blogosphere is highly regarded for his opinionated temperament and growing online presence. The Chat de Blogosphere, also known as the Cat Blogger, Blogging Pussy, Felis Catus Blogus, or most commonly among those who attract its disapproval, as the "That Damn Cat!", is a fearlessly, intellectual animal who excels at both blogging and companionship to his family, not to mention a remarkable array of variations on the essential skill known as "Sleeping". With a head that may well be full of itself, in the opinion of its detractors, the Chat De Blogosphere is as varied in its appearance, as it is in its interests .
Size: 3lbs (1.36 kg) to (21.297 kilograms) 46 lb 15.25 oz.
Color and Markings: Varies from animal to animal.
Full story at Westminster Kennel Club: Chat De Blogosphere Eligible For First Time.
Learn more about the Breed at the Cat Blogosphere.
Learn more about Cats at Wikipedia.
In keeping with the theme of the day I went in search of stories where Cats shared equal billing with Dogs in the news. ;-D
So let's get this show on the road!