Life is my litterbox ... Grab the SCOOP!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A tribute to our Uncle Richard

We just got some very sad news. Our beloved Uncle Rich died suddenly today from a heart attack. He was just 52 years old. Mom is grateful that she took her trip to Seattle/Olympia back in late August because she got to see him as well as much of the rest of her family. Life can be extremely cruel and unpredictable ... Mom has many fond memories of time spent with Uncle Rich and will miss him very much.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans

Tuxedo Tuesday, Too! Meet Toby ...

Toby was a very special cat to Mom ... She found him wandering in the neighborhood covered in blood and fleas. His mama had been killed and he was all alone.

When Mom picked him up, he instantly started to purr and Mom was in love ... She gave him a bath in the bathtub and then wrapped him in a towel while she showered the blood, dirt, and dead fleas off of herself. He jumped into the shower with Mom and got all wet and soapy again. He had a fascination with the bathtub since that day.

Toby was smart. He liked to play video games and cuddle. He went to the Rainbow Bridge nearly ten years ago: November 21, 1996.

For Tuxedo Tuesday, Too this week, we honor Toby.

DaisyMae Maus

Monday, October 30, 2006

The photos you've been waiting for! HULA PUFF!

Since we met our goal of 3K blog hits before our October 31st deadline, we're making good on our promise to show the most humiliating of all Hallowe'en costumes. This costume was SO humiliating that our very own Cocoa Puff won the V-E-T's costume contest hands-down. At the time, Cocoa Puff was about 3 1/2 months old and still very much a little frootbat. Mom dressed him up in a grass hula skirt, flower lei and anklets, Fimo coconut bra, and a curly black wig. When she held him up with her hands under his armpits, he's shake his hips and the skirt would sway fetchingly.

Did I mention that first prize was a free NEUTERING? Yep, Cocoa won a free "hoohah-ectomy"!! I'd call that a "boobie prize" for sure! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Tender, young and juicy cats:
For months you've been warned of the dangers of VISHUS DEER by celebrity feline blogger and fashionisto, Skeezix the Cat. You've seen the threat, you've heard tales told by the victims and witnesses. You've locked your garden gates, avoided strolls in your strollers, and stayed indoors quaking in your heated napping cups. Vishus deer have stolen your freedom!

Well ...
The end of your fear of vishus deer is near!

No, I haven't been possessed by the spirit of Dr. Seuss ... The Feline Americans and I have been fitted for our disguises so that we can infiltrate the vishus deer stronghold, learn their secrets (and their WEAKNESSES!), and plot a feline coup to prevent the wanton destruction (and eating!) of our brethren.

Mao and Rocky's Vishus Deer Repellant just isn't enough. Some vishus deer have become immune to it's effects (I've heard that some are using it as COLOGNE!).

We're doing our part to make forests, backyards, and balconies safe for all feline-kind ... You can thank us later with a big parade, tons of wet smooches, and ... money.

In the meantime, check out our supersuits! I think that our scariness makes us look all the more authentic. Vishus deer WATCH OUT! We've got our eyes on you! Your days terrorizing tender, young, juicy cats are numbered.
Bwah, ha, ha ...

Begin theme music ("Mission Impossible," please): Dun, dun, duh-duh ... dun, dun, duh-duh ... dun, dun, duh-duh ... dun, dun, duh-duh ... duh-duh-duh ... duh-duh-duh ... duh, duh, duh ... DUH DUH!

General DaisyMae Maus ... Agent "Bambi"(click photo to biggafy)

Major Pumpkin ...Agent "Doe-Eyes"(click photo to biggafy)

Sniper/Enforcer Cocoa Puff ...Agent "Roadkiller"(click photo to biggafy)

Sergeant Sparky Fuzzypants ... Agent "Deer in the Headlights"(click photo to biggafy)

First Lieutenant Fudge Ripple ...Agent "Mousse"(click photo to biggafy)

Private Lucky Charmz ...Agent "Venison Stew"(click photo to biggafy)

You can bet that we'll seek the menace! Find the menace! Destroy the menace! And emerge victorious in plenty of time for a nap, can of stinky goodness, and a good tongue-bath ... You can count on us! "Vishus deer agents": ATTACK!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

You've gotta have Faith ...

This is a really cool story about a woofie named Faith who overcame a seemingly insurmountable disability with aplomb. I guess I'm getting soft with all the woofie stories that I've been posting lately. Sigh ...
If you want to watch the video, please click on the photograph to move to Zippy Videos' website. The resolution isn't great, but the story sure is a positive one.
DaisyMae Maus

Friday, October 27, 2006

DaisyMae's "Word of the Day": GACK

Here's another informative vocabulary lesson to build your FELINE LEXICON ...

From DaisyMae's Feline Dictionary of Terms and Phrases, the word of the day is:

GACK 1. (verb) ... gak ... The act of regurgitating food and/or hair by pressing one's chest flat to the ground, extending one's tongue, bulging one's eyes, and violently retching with the intention of achieving a new "barf for volume and distance" record. The most effective "gacking" is done under cover of darkness so one's human(s) might step in said gack (see definition two) with bare feet (best when the gack has reached a chilly and slimy consistency).
Additional verb forms: gacked, gacking, gacks
2. (noun) ... gak ... The wet pile of regurgitated food and/or hair produced through "gacking."

synonym(s): vomit; puke; spew; yesterday's mews; barf; throw-up; decorating the carpet; blowing chunks; revisiting the stinky goodness; belching in technicolor

Sentence example:
1. Mom hopped on one foot while scraping cold, wet gack off of her other foot.
2. Fudgie swallowed so much hair while grooming that he had to gack it out.

Skidboot the Amazing Dog

Just to show that some woofies are truly good and deserving of our respect, here's a news story about Skidboot the Amazing Dog from Quinlan, Texas. Give it a view ...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wordless Wednesday ... Almost!

How about just a few words like ... "This is my 100th post"????

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tuxedo Tuesday, Too! Meet Lacey Bunns ...

Lacey Bunns was one of the original kittens Mom raised back in the 1980s - 1990s. She was born on July 4, 1988 and was the runt of her litter. Her littermates were three boys: Percy, Cookie Monster, and Tiger. Lacey Bunns had a kink in her tail, the silkiest fur possible, and a really bad catitude. She went to the Rainbow Bridge on December 11, 1995. In honor of Tuxedo Tuesday, Too ... Here's Lacey Bunns!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Things that make you go "Hmmmm ...": One week until we return to Standard Time!!

Oddly enough, we here at "DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans" love the dark. Yes, we do live in sunny San Diego merely miles from Tijuana, Mexico and the Pacific Ocean home of perpetually beautiful days and warm, balmy nights. But all of that perfection gets pretty monotonous. Since we don't have the benefit of "seasons" here, we rely on the changing of the clocks to tell us when autumn and spring arrive (to be honest, we have two seasons: pre-spring and post-spring).

We've gotten our tails in a twist (or six) about October 29th when we get to set the clocks back a whole hour and enjoy our "extra" hour of sleep. Yeah, we know ... We'll "lose" the same hour in the spring, but don't be a killjoy about it.

Reprinted below is a little article about what's gonna happen sooner than we think ... President Bush just had to screw with TIME!

Also, the changing of the clocks is a good time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and recharge your fire extinguishers. Mom! Time to buy batteries again!
DaisyMae Maus

Daylight Saving Time (Not Daylight "Savings" Time): DST Extended by Four Weeks in U.S. Starting in 2007
by Matt Rosenberg

Update: President Bush signed into law the Energy Policy Act, which extends Daylight Saving Time (DST) by four weeks from the second Sunday of March to end on the first Sunday of November. Extended Daylight Saving Time will begin in March 2007. See below for the new "spring forward, fall back" dates for the next few years.

Every spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during the night and each fall we move our clocks back one hour and "gain" an extra hour. But Daylight Saving Time (and not Daylight Savings Time with an "s") wasn't just created to confuse our schedules.

The phrase "Spring forward, fall back" helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of standard time ("spring forward").

We "fall back" at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to standard time. The change to Daylight Saving Time allows us to use less energy in lighting our homes by taking advantage of the longer and later daylight hours. During the six-and-a-half-month period of Daylight Saving Time, the names of time in each of the time zones in the U.S. change as well. Eastern Standard Time (EST) becomes Eastern Daylight Time, Central Standard Time (CST) becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT), Mountain Standard Time (MST) becomes Mountain Daylight Tome (MDT), Pacific Standard Time becomes Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and so forth.

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.

Arizona (except some Indian Reservations), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have chosen not to observe Daylight Saving Time. This choice does make sense for the areas closer to the equator because the days are more consistent in length throughout the year.

Other parts of the world observe Daylight Saving Time as well. While European nations have been taking advantage of the time change for decades, in 1996 the European Union (EU) standardized a EU-wide European Summer Time. This EU version of Daylight Saving Time runs from the last Sunday in March through the last Sunday in October.

In the southern hemisphere where summer comes in December, Daylight Saving Time is observed from October to March. Equatorial and tropical countries (lower latitudes) don't observe Daylight Saving Time since the daylight hours are similar during every season, so there's no advantage to moving clocks forward during the summer.

U.S. Daylight Saving Time

Year Spring Forward Fall Back
2004 2 a.m. April 4 2 a.m. Oct. 31
2005 2 a.m. April 3 2 a.m. Oct. 30
2006 2 a.m. April 2 2 a.m. Oct. 29
2007 2.a.m. March 11 2 a.m. Nov. 4
2008 2 a.m. March 9 2 a.m. Nov. 2
2009 2 a.m. March 8 2 a.m. Nov. 1
2010 2 a.m. March 14 2 a.m. Nov 7
2011 2 a.m. March 13 2 a.m. Nov. 6

Sunday, October 22, 2006

We're in the "I Love the 2Bs" contest!

Here's our entry in the "I Love the 2Bs" contest ... Pumpkin as 'Harry Potter!'

Saturday, October 21, 2006

DaisyMae's "Word of the Day": HOOTS

Here's another informative vocabulary lesson to build your FELINE LEXICON ...

From DaisyMae's Feline Dictionary of Terms and Phrases, the word of the day is:

HOOTS (noun) ... whootz ... Not to be confused with the multi-functional nipples found on feline queens (spayed empresses are excepted, of course, by definition) or the tiny "nippies" found on kittens (of either gender) and male felines. These protuberences, typically found in groups of eight (four identical pair) barring incident or accident, exist equidistantly apart along the length of a spayed feline's torso. Hoots can be different colors depending on the breed of feline although a pale peachy-pink is considered the most common.

see also: hooties; familiar slang for the merely decorative fleshy projections

Sentence example:
1. Mom had to be very careful when combing loose fur from DaisyMae Maus so that she wouldn't accidentally comb off a hoot.
2. When Cocoa Puff dressed as a Hula GIRL for Hallowe'en, he wore a coconut bra over his "hoots."

Friday, October 20, 2006

Saturday, Oct. 21: Feral Cat Day!

Mom got this in her email, so she passed it on to me to post on my blog. This is a worthwhile organization helping Feral/Stray Cats and Kittens in the Hollywood, California area. Homeless felines everywhere need our support to find fur-ever homes like we have.
DaisyMae Maus

Just Call SCA at 310-281-6973 or
if you have any questions

TGIF! (Thank God I'm a Feline!)

Gosh, it's a good thing that it's the weekend because we were beginning to forget what Mom looks like. She is back at work (it's the end of week two of the second quarter of school), so she has lots to do to keep her high schoolers learnin' stuff. One of her favorite colleagues took another job, so mom threw her a "farewell" party after school today with cake and punch ... and a present from the staff.

Mom's club kids sold food today (cheesecake slices and rootbeer floats!) during their powder puff football game (so mom had to go to the store(s) after work yesterday and supervise them today at lunch). I LIKE CHEESECAKE AND THE ICE CREAM PART OF ROOTBEER FLOATS, BUT DID MOM BRING ANY HOME FOR ME??? NO, OF COURSE NOT. BAH!

Then, after everything else, she got to do something with some of her favorite people: She went out to dinner near our favorite Chinese food place. Mom often says that she's not a "human being, she's a human doing." She's been so busy that she hasn't been able to turn on the computer for me to work on my blog. That really sucks when you're a blogging fiend like I am and you're so near to your 100th post!

Thanks Grr, Midnight and Cocoa for stopping by to ask where I'd been in the blogosphere. I missed writing about what the Feline Americans and I have been doing, but ... you know how it is when you don't have thumbs ... computers can be hard to turn on and the "mouse" can be really hard to control without a little human help.

Anyway, back to the Friday. Fudge was in full cat-telepathy mode this afternoon because he sent Mom a ton of brainwaves asking for some barbecued pork. D'ya know what Mom came home with?? Yep, a pint of barbecued pork. It was feast time for Fudgie and he "pigged out!"

What else have we been doing? We've decorated for Hallowe'en ... We've brought out all of our cinnamon, cloves and other savory smellin' candles for some "catmosphere." We've thought about carvin' a pumpkin, but Mom told us that we've all got appointments for "clippy claws" this weekend. Sigh ... I've been sharpenin' my claws for two weeks now! I don't want NUBS, I want glorious talons! I have a feeling that since "clippy claws" are in the mix, we might be getting our Advantage sometime soon, too.

The temperature isn't very autumnal ... It's downright HOT again. What happened to the rain? It's supposed to be more of the same this weekend. Mom's going to her friend the school area superintendent's house to make Christmas crafts tomorrow, so she might have to leave the a/c on for us if it's too hot. Ugh. I want cold weather!!! I've been laying on the paper a lot lately and I've absorbed (through my buns, of course) tons of weather predictions for rain, rain, rain. We've had very little to none, none, none (save for last weekend, right?).

Mom said that she bought a special surprise for me for Hallowe'en when she was at Target yesterday. She says that it's a costume and that I'll be the talk of some aspects of the blogosphere when I wear it. My whiskers are in an uproar! What is it? I hope that I won't look like a certifiable doofus. We'll see ...
DaisyMae Maus

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wordless Wednesday: Coffee Klatch!


I decided to kill three birds with one photo ... Yeah, I know ... "Mixed Metaphor." Oh well ...

1. Hallowe'en costume
2. Tuxedo
3. Killer Tummy

Enjoy the view!
DaisyMae Maus

Monday, October 16, 2006

In Honor of Meezer Monday: The Wanna-Meezers!

Cocoa Puff and Lucky Charmz ... the cereal boys ... feel left out of the "day of the week" celebrations, so I encouraged them to embrace their inner Meezer (after all, they eat Royal Kanin "Siamese" formula food) and post a photo for Meezer Monday.

So ... In honor of Meezer Monday, DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans present ...

The Wanna-Meezers: Puffy and Charmee

Sunday, October 15, 2006

We're OVER 3K and it's only October 15th!!!

Okay, Effurrybody ... We've done it. The 3,000th hit goal has been met. THANK YOU to each and effurry one of you who has visited my blog and helped me to reach my goal.

On October 31st, I will be posting Cocoa Puff's Hallowe'en costume picture from when he was "Hula Puff" ... You'll really like it, so don't miss our special Hallowe'en Humiliation Edition of DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans.

Purrs and MUCHO head-butts from me to you!
DaisyMae Maus

From Kimo & Sabi's blog ... All Cats Day is TODAY!

Thanks to Kimo & Sabi at Cat Banter for calling our attention to the fact that today, October 15th, is All Cats Day! Here's the "poster" from their blog along with a link to Kimo & Sabi's Cat Banter so that you can find out all of the details.

The way that I figure it, any day that commemorates the greatness that is a cat is a right jolly holiday and worthy of all manner of celebration! Don'tcha think?? Break out the cake and balloons ... Let's PARTY!

DaisyMae Maus

Blast from our past ... Whimpy and Tribles

I was sortin' through some picture cds when I came across some photos of our buddies Whimpy and Tribles. Whimpy and Tribles, affectionately known as "the boys," live with our Aunt Montie up on Washington. They're some of the only woofies we tolerated (probably because we're bigger than they are). Whimpy was our mom's walkin' buddy. One of these times will have to tell you the story of how Mom almost wore him out completely after walkin' him ten miles ... TEN MILES! I'd never make it that far!

Anyway, here are the pictures of our buddies. Whimpy is a Daschund-Chihuahua (Doxchua?) and Tribles is a long-haired Chihuahua. We miss those boys ...



Can you believe it?

Mom was shoppin' at Michael's Arts and Crafts yesterday when she came across the perfect Christmas tree for the Christmas-celebrating cat ... PINK FEATHERS with PINK TWINKLE LIGHTS!!!! Isn't is just the cat's meow? Yep, I agree ... But can you believe that she didn't buy it for me? Me either! Mooooommmmmm ...

Saturday, October 14, 2006

What's that falling from the sky????

Hey, Effurrybody! It's finally RAININ' in San Diego!!!

I "borrowed" Mom's camera to document the phenomena for you ... Here are my pieces of evidence:

#1. The sky is gray and cloudy.

#2. There are puddles starting on the pavement.

#3. The neighbor's hose is still on the grass, but it's not wiggling like a 35 foot anorexic anaconda.

#4. Mom's black masheen (thanks for the terminology ... I'd been erroneously refering to this contraption as a "car." What do I know, right?) ... doesn't need to be washed.

My big question is this ...


An inquiring mind really, really wants to know.

DaisyMae's "Word of the Day": K-MART TAIL

Here's another informative vocabulary lesson to build your FELINE LEXICON ...

From DaisyMae's Feline Dictionary of Terms and Phrases, the word of the day is:

K-MART TAIL (noun) ... kay-mahrt tay-ell ... An appendage located at the extreme rear directly above, yet between, the bunny cheeks (see August 24, 2006 posting) that clearly DOESN'T exactly match the predominant color-scheme of the presenting feline and isn't a typical pattern characteristic of a specific breed's standard.

see also: K-Marty; familiar slang for the tail in question

Sentence example:
1. Lucky Charmz, the "wanna-Meezer," has a K-Mart Tail; it isn't EXACTLY color-coordinated with the rest of his fur ensemble.

2. Skeezix the Cat, Latte. Luxor, Kaze, and others DON'T have K-Mart Tails because they're Meezers: Their tails match their "points."

Friday, October 13, 2006

Vishus Deer sighting in San Diego, CA!!

Over the past few months, I have been cruising the blogosphere visiting all my friends' sites and perusing the various offerings. On a number of occasions ... especially when visiting the sites of Skeezix the Cat, Maobert, and Rocky the Gutter Cat ... I've read references to the terrifying "boogiemen" of the animal kingdom known as VISHUS DEER.

At first, I poo-pooed the postings as blatherings of some near-the-forest dwelling felines with too much time on their paws and too much access to the out-of-doors. But, the sightings kept coming. "Vishus Deer Repellunt" was concocted, tested, and marketed in the feline community. Warnings were posted. Photos provided visual PROOF of the existence of these fearsome creatures and their danger to blog-writing felines everywhere.

Sightings dwindled and postings waned ... I let my guard down and concentrated on more important issues (like Hallowe'en costume contests, daily postings, and my blog's 3,000th hit ... One MUST have priorities, right?).

But the tranquil ideal that is my coastal town was SHATTERED! Here documented you'll find a ... Vishus Deer Sighting in San Diego ... Avert your eyes to the horror!

Our vishus deer isn't equipped with the standard-issue razor sharp horns, but does seem to possess the ability to bend his legs backward ... Vishus deer are mutants!

And check out the length of his NECK! What will those killers think of next? Is any law-abiding, treat-snarfing, nap-loving feline safe? Don't let your guard down ... Or you could be the next victim!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

We've entered Skeezix's Hallowe'en Contest!

Mom helped me get our costume contest entry formatted and up at Skeezix's contest site. Come and check us out along with a TON of other cool cats in their holiday finery! You can find the contest site here (Skeezix's Halloween Costoom Kontest). Skeezix is offerin' a bunch of really cool prizes including the ability to sponsor a cat at Best Friends Sanctuary and some Vishus Deer Repellant.

We like Thumper, so if we win the Costoom Kontest, we're gonna sponsor her.

DaisyMae Maus (aka The Wicked Weee-yotch of the Extreme Southwest)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Only 170 more hits 'til HULA PUFF!

Hey, Effurryone!
Thanks for all of the visits! There are nineteen whole days left until Hallowe'en and only 170 more hits are needed to meet my 3K goal! I'll start croppin' and readyin' that prize-winning "Hula Puff" photo for all of the blogosphere to see. It's very cute (read: humiliating). I can't wait to share it with you all!
DaisyMae Maus

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Wordless Wednesday: How much is that kitty in the window?

Pimp Daddy Maus Dogg????

Okay, I bit ... I noticed that Zeus had a posting offering to "pimpafy" my name. I noticed that he and a number of others had tried out the link and gotten pimped-out names and I'll admit that I was curious, so I put my first name in the appropriate box and my last name in the following box. After clicking the "pimpafy" button, what did I get??? Yep. In the world of pimps, hos, grillz, and bling, I'm known as "Pimp Daddy Maus Dogg". Oh, brother.

If you're game (or have got game) ... You might be curious enough to try this out. You'll find the website here.

Peace ... Out.
DaisyMae ... um, uh ... Pimp Daddy Maus Dogg
Geez! I thought it was bad when Mom called me Bing-Bing-a-Ling!

Monday, October 09, 2006

TUXEDO TUESDAY, TOO ... Revisited!

Fellow felines always ask me, "Daisy ... How did you acquire your phenominal command of Standard American English?" and "How do you manage to convey your opinion on such unequivocal terms without insulting your human?"

Other than the fact that my mom is a teacher with a pretty impressive vocabulary that she indulges me with daily, I supplement my knowledge of the written and spoken word through exhaustive study sessions in the old reference library. Felines would be amazed by the sheer breadth of knowledge obtained through scratching sessions on the Funk and Wagnalls or the World Atlas (as you can see in this weeks T-3).

Next time you find yourself describing your bowl of stinky goodness with the same tired adjectives, whip out the dictionary and exercise your claws on the cover (pages, too!). Stretch your lexicon from the pedestrian "meow" expressing simple satisfaction with the meal to the more erudite "meioooowwww" demonstrating high praise to the purveyor of the paté. Give your drab daily diction the day off and you might be surprised by what you find in your dish tomorrow!
DaisyMae Maus

Monday ...

I just don't have very much to say today other than Mom had to go back to work for the longest quarter of the school year. She told me that she didn't mind because this quarter may be the longest in terms of days, but with three days of holidays and all of the fun activities that happen during second quarter, the time will pass quickly.

Don't forget that Tuxedo Tuesday, Too (t-cubed) is going to be tomorrow! I'm getting my post ready. Oh, and don't miss the deadline for Skeezix's Hallowe'en Costume Contest! It's coming very fast since it's this very FRIDAY! I'm getting our entry ready.
DaisyMae Maus

Sunday, October 08, 2006


We didn't get to hear our names mentioned in Mom's speech last night because she didn't win. But, strangely enough, Mom was really happy NOT to win because winning the "teacher of the year" award at the county level (she won at the school and district levels) would have meant a lot of traveling and having substitutes teach her classes. Mom's not big on having other people teaching for her.

So, we guess that if Mom's happy, we're happy for her.

Thanks to all of you who rooted for our mom and asked questions, too. No, we didn't get to ride in the big black limosine, but the Feline Americans did get to see it from our window. Why didn't I get to see the limo? Grandma accidentally locked me in the computer room because she didn't notice me in here bloggin'. I spent six hours stuck in here ... Boy, did I have to use the box when they got home!

DaisyMae Maus

Friday, October 06, 2006


The Feline Americans and I are wishing Mom the best of luck for her big awards presentation tonight. Mom is getting all dressed up in formal wear (since she's not a Tuxedo cat like me ... she had to buy a gown) to participate in a television show and maybe get to be San Diego County "Teacher of the Year." She rented a limosine to drive the grandparents (grandpa's wearin' his FIRST tuxedo ever!), her visiting aunt and uncle from Oregon, her brother (our Uncle James), and his girlfriend down to the theater for the ceremony. Mom's colleagues from school (and the district) will be there as well as her most treasured colleague: Her mentor, Dr. Anderson-Cruz.

We're awfully proud of our mom and wish her well ... but even if she isn't chosen, she's still the greatest in our book (No, I'm not kissing up for more treats ... I REALLY mean it! I am not a brown-noser. Besides, my beaky-beak leather is black!).

Mom's students dared her to thank us in her acceptance speech ... And Mom's just ballsy enough to do it. Sooooo ... If you're watching television in San Diego tonight and happen to catch our mom on the screen, listen to see if she mentions "DaisyMae and the Feline Americans" at the very end of her speech. We'll see ...

But regardless of the outcome, join me in a little "shout out" to Mom ... Whoo hoo! Whoo hoo! Whooooo hooooo! Good luck, Mom! Don't step on the hem of your gown and remember to smile. There are squillions of people watching you! We're rooting for you and will be watching from home since you wouldn't smuggle us into the theatre in a ginormous Louis Vuitton pet carrier! That's okay. Our feelings aren't hurt ... much.

Mwaaah. Mwaaah. Big kisses to Mom. We're so proud.

DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans
(Fudgie, Puffy, Spark O'Lounger, the Punkini, and Charmee Foo-Phooey)

DaisyMae's "Word of the Day": BEAKY-BEAK

Here's another informative vocabulary lesson to build your FELINE LEXICON ...

From DaisyMae's Feline Dictionary of Terms and Phrases, the word of the day is:

BEAKY-BEAK (noun) ... bee-key beek ... The nose of a feline (particularly when the feline is young).

see also: beekage

Sentence example:
1. Lucky Charmz believes in "audience participation," so he gets his beaky-beak into all sorts of unpleasant situations including feline butts and the litter box sand.

2. Skeezix the Cat had Fancy Feast smeared all over his beaky-beak.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

We're inching closer to our 3K goal!

There are twenty-five more days to gather 475 more hits and reach our goal of 3K by Hallowe'en. Remember that the payoff is that "prize winning" Hallowe'en photo of a four-month-old Cocoa Puff the Frootbat dressed in drag. Here's a little tease of that photo just to get your interest piqued ...

DaisyMae Maus