Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holiday!

Mom and I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Mom is having a hard time this Christmas for a few reasons, but we have been blessed by all of you in so many ways!! Your cards have brought us so much joy and my mailman is dying to see me! (Did I tell you I hide every time someone comes to our door!)*giggles*

Mom and I have truly been blessed by starting our blog. We have met so many pawsome kitties who have touched our lives so much! I love you all even though I don't get a chance to tell you!

Mom and I will return after the New Year but want you to know that we wish you joy and happiness and may all your holiday dreams come true!

Your Forever Friend,
Toulouse

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Cards!



Hi Everyone! Mom's getting ready to send out Christmas cards and would love to send cards to all my new Catblogger friends! If you would like me to send you a card, please email me at michelle underscore character inc AT hot mail DOT com! I can't believe Christmas is almost here!

Hope you had a safe and blessed Thanksgiving Day!
Your Forever Friend,
Toulouse

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Wishes!

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I just wanted to wish all my dear blogger friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! I have been blessed in so many ways by knowing all of you! I never realized how many friends I would make by just starting my blog!

So may you all have a very safe and blessed day! Enjoy all that good food that has been prepared as well as being with friends and family! I know I am going to do my best! *giggles*

Thank you all for your friendship that I treasure so much!

Hugs,
Toulouse

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Turkey Shooting Game!

Hi Everyone!
One of my favorite things to do on the internet is play holiday games. There was the cutest Halloween Bowling game that I have had so much fun playing every year. Well my good friend Angel, and her angel brother Zoomie, just sent me this cute turkey shooting game! Not that I would ever condone shooting ANY animal, I do enjoy these cute virtual games. They keep my toes and nails sharp as I grow old! *giggles* So here it is!

Nothing to do today? try this...


Shoot the turkeys with the left button on your mouse.


LET'S SEE HOW GOOD YOUR SHOOTING

SKILLS ARE.



SCROLL DOWN & HAVE FUN.

Southbank - Turkey Shoot

Hope you all had a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Toulouse

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday!!


Today is Wordless Wednesday, and I wanted to share with you just a few of the beautiful crochet gifts that my friend, Hazel Lucy's mom makes all year round! Here I am modeling my special large white and pink blanket and scarf that I've had for almost a year! Even with my unclipped nails, this blanket still looks great! Do you all realize how close we are to Christmas? I know many of you are very gifted in your own rights, but if you want a gorgeous gift for your kitty friends, or humans, check out Hazel Lucy's website please!
Here is a layout of many of her crochetted items she makes! Aren't they lovely?

Now here is a sample of her human scarfs that she makes that mom plans on ordering for her two graddaughters for Christmas! Mom will probably order one for herself too! *giggles*

Isn't this hat adorable? I can see many of your modeling these hats and scarfs!!

Another hat and scarf to give you a variety of ideas of the work Hazel's mom does! No matter what you want -- colors or designs -- she will create it for you!

Now this is my sweetheart, Athena, modeling her scarf and lying on her blanket that I got her for Christmas last year! Isn't she beautiful?!!


I hope I have shown you some of the beautiful work Hazel Lucy's mom does. Every item is also personally tested and approved by Hazel Lucy herself! So stop by her website below and place your Christmas order!

I must close by introducing you to Hazel Lucy herself modeling a darling little outfit! Many of you may already know her so you will agree what a sweetheart she and her mom are! Her website is on the right side bar if you'd like to see her complete line!

I hope you all had a fabulous day!
Your Forever Friend,
Toulouse

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tummy Tuesday!


One thing mom absolutely loves about cats are their cute fluffy bellies! She loves to see me in this position but she can't keep her fingers off of me! She heard that when a kitty rolls over on their tummies that they are said to be "content." Well, I must be one content kitty cause you'll find me in this pose most of the day!

Now this you may have already seen. It's one of mom's favorite! I spend most of my days and nights on mom's bed! Maybe I'm trying to keep it warm for mom ya think? Well mom will thank me tonight cause it was so cold here today it was snowing! I'll share some pics of the snow with you tomorrow! Well, it's time for me to crawl back in my bed!

Hope you all had a great Wednesday!
Hugs,
Toulouse

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Yawning is Contagious!


Today I was reading Grreta's blog and she had shared what she considered an embarrasing picture her mom took of her yawning! Mom and I thought she looked so cute and I really loved her cat tree too! Well hours later, mom caught me in the exact same way! Yes, YAWNING! It was a big one too! So I just didn't want Grreta to feel alone and thought I'd show my embarrassing moment with you too! *giggles*






The good thing about yawning is that you get these results! Yes, a nice long Sunday nap which I think you will admit I enjoyed thoroughly!
Hope you all had a very relaxing and peaceful Sunday!
Hugs,
Toulouse

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Guido's Big Day!

Happy Saturday my friends! Many of you may know about my friend, Guido, The Italian Cat, who is competiting tonight for a kool big million on "Think Like A Cat Show" on the Game Show Network at 9;30PM Eastern time! I am so excited for him and am so proud to know him. Mom has invited her neighbor friend over to have a pizza party and watch it together. Jill, mom's friend, is a cat-lover too! She is my private kitty sitter when mom has to leave me for a long period of time. Fortunately, that isn't often. But I hope you all will be able to tune in tonight and watch to see the show! I'm so excited, I can't wait. Our super kool friend, Skeezix, is going to his party today! Those of you who live in CA should stop by and say hello! Here's a little video that will be more informative on what is taking place today!
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Now to show all of you just how much I love Meow Mix, here is my Meow Mix Clock that plays the Meow Mix Tune every hour! It's a hoot! You remember my Grandma. Well she saw it in a magazine and ordered it for me! I also loved their dry food til I got sick and had to be put on prescription food! Yuck! Oh I can still taste Meow Mix when I think of it! *giggles*









Well I better stop typing and take a nice long nap so I can stay up late and watch the show! Hope you all will be watching with me to see if Guido wins! Have a great weekend my friends!
Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

pauseday Wednesday!


See these paws? Well mom just loves them! Silly isn't it! When I curl up in bed and go to sleep, I like to stretch my paws out! Well mom gets speechless and just loves to stroke my soft silky paws! You know, it actually feels good and helps me fall asleep! Any more I do it intentionally! *giggles* Don't tell mom though! *wink*

Hope you all had a wonderful day!
Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blairsville's Veteran's Day Parade!

Happy Veteran's Day everyone! Blairsville has a parade every year and it begins on our end of the street. It is so big that if you run inside for a coat, it's over by the time you get back! *giggles* Our parade always starts with our Blairsville veterans!

Our Blairsville Band is really good and we have a great football team too! Go Bobcats!

We can't forget the local Fire Department! Here's a view of the parade heading toward the center of our town!

Looking down the street is the town pavillion that mom and I can see from our porch and apartment windows. At night it is all lit up and they put the town Christmas tree goes there too! It's really pretty too when it snows!

Now here is a shot that is priceless! If you look closely, you'll see me peeking out the screen door wanting to go out and watch the parade with mom! Well, that's a little exagerated cause if mom would come get me... I'd run and hide! *giggles*

Hope you all had a super holiday and were able to take time out to remember our great veterans!

Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Blog Blast for Peace Day



Today is a day set aside for bloggers around the world to dedicate their post to peace. What is peace? For me, peace is being left alone to sleep and eat all day and play when I feel like it. A lot of people feel the same way. "Don't bother me with your problems. I have enough of my own. The word peace is used so casually too by everyone. It can be said as a greeting, or at the end of a service with the words 'Peace be with you; or Go in peace.' But how many of us really make an effort to make a contribution to peace in this trying world we live in? We often feel to help spread peace we have to become deeply involved in organizations etc. But showing a little love and consideration to a friend, neighbor, person on the street, can make a significant difference in a person's life. That good deed will definitely be appreciated and you should feel good in return. We may never know how we touched those individuals but it certainly can't hurt.

So mom and I are going to burn a candle all day today in hopes that all these blogs dedicated to peace today will touch the hearts of many and bring us closer to peace in these difficult and trying times we live in!

Peace to all dear friends,
Toulouse

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dream Big, Win Big



I have to thank this creation to my furry best friends, maggy and Zoey,for making this for me after a big Steeler win last night! Mom and I are big big big Steeler fans, but we also love to watch college football and are major fans of Florida, Florida State and Miami! *Scratches his head* Can you figure that one out? *giggles*

Well today is also a very important day for all Americans, and I hope you were all able to get out and exercise your right to vote!! I can't get this song out of my mind today, but GOD BLESS THE USA!!

Hugs and Purrs,
Toulouse

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scary Movie!

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Here is a silly video mom and I found to help you get in the Halloween spirit! Mom promised I could sleep in bed with her tonight because Halloween is just around the corner!!!

Stay Kool!
Toulouse

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Strollin Sunday!



It's a beautiful chilly Fall day here in PA and mom is beginning to realize that our strolling days are almost over! YA _HOO!! So here I am being helped into my stroller knowing how much I don't enjoy this but mom really does!



Here you will see how mom decorates my stroller since we are big Steeler fans and they play this afternoon! Mom doesn't like to draw attention does she? *giggles* So we're off to take a short trip around the block and I'll catch up with all of you when I get home!

Have a kool and lazy Sunday!

your Friend,
Toulouse

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Scary Saturday!



Nothing is more scarier than this! Can you imagine me as your new President? *giggles*

Hope you have a great day and don't forget to vote for your favorite costumes in all of the great Halloween Contests!

Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday's Funny & Cute Video

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Happy Friday everyone! I get so tickled watching videos on You Tube and thought I'd share this one with you! I wouldn't be surprised if some of these kitties are from Catster! If you recognize anyone, please let me know!! They look so familiar and you know how bad my memory is these days! *giggles* But sit back and enjoy all the cute costumes! (( MOM!!!)) Turn that background music off! "Please" Geeesh.... sorry about that! *giggles*

I also hope you all have a pawsome day and a great weekend!

Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday!



Since today is Wordless Wednesday, I decided to take much liberty in what I am allowed to do and what I'm not allowed to do! There aren't too many things in our apartment that I am restricted from, but Great Grandad's bookcase has been made very clear to me that it is off grounds for me! Mom also knows that I had to do something today to make her speechless; so I decided to test her by taking a nice nap on the forbidden desk. Actually, I surprised myself that I got up here without breaking anything. My Guardian Angel was with me today! *giggles* But I wish you could have seen mom's face when she found me. I pretended to be sound asleep so she wouldn't disturb me. She did have enough time to take a picture of this crime to blackmail me in the future! I don't want you to worry about me though. She slowly took off the dish and vase before bringing me down and didn't lay a finger on me! I knew she wouldn't but I just wanted her to know that today was my day and I've been wanting to take a nap up there for months! *wink*

I hope you all had a wonderful day! I sure did!
Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday!


While I was on a break a week or so ago, I received an award from my bestest friend Skeezix. I was just catching up on his past posts and came across it. So please accept my apology Skeez! I am honored that you would consider me for such a lovely award! I don't have to tell you how much I love your blog!!!

Okay, I'm supposed to answer each question with one word! This isn't going to be easy but we'll give it a try. *giggles*

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Where is the husband? Banished

3. Your hair color? black-n-cream

4. Your mother? Screwy

5. Your father? Don't have one

6. Your favorite thing? PIPECLEANERS

7. Your dream last night? Athena

8. your dream/goal? Meet Catster friends

9. The room you're in? bedroom

10. Your hobby? Sleeping

11. Your fear? The snippy poodle

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive and well! *giggles*

13. Where were you last night? sitting on my neighbors lap.

14. What you're not? Skinny

15. One of your wish-list items? A pair of Skeezix's kool shoes!

16. Where you grew up? Carlisle, PA

17. The last thing you did? EAT

18. What are you wearing? Nothing!

19. Your TV? What TV?

20. Your pet? Don't have one.

21. Your computer? Black

22. Your mood? Unpredictable

23. Missing someone? My Grandma

24. Your car? graysebringconvertible - VROOM

25. Something you aren't wearing? My glasses

26. Favorite store? Pet Smart

27. Your summer? relaxing

28. Love someone? Athena

29. Your favorite color? Pink!

30. When is the last time you laughed? My recent blog pictures! MOL

31. Last time you cried? When Grandma died.

That was fun! I'm going to tag:

Gandalf and Grayson

The Island Cats

Perfectly Parker

Monday, October 20, 2008

Day of Thanks

I have just recently received an award from my good friend Grreta! In such a short time that I have been on Cat Blogosphere, I have met so many sweet and thoughtful kitties! So thank you dear Grreta, for giving me this lovely award!



These are the rules:
~Put the logo on your blog;
~Add a link to the person who awarded you.
~Nominate 10 other blogs
~Add links to those blogs on yours.
~Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Being new to blogging, I will do my best to follow the rules correctly. I think you all deserve this award because you all amaze me. But since I am limited to only ten blogs, I am passing this lovely award on to the following sweet and gifted kitties and not in alphabetical order:


ZOOLATRY
Lola and Applejack
Daisy the curly cat
Brownie
The Misadventures of Me
Sweet Ariel
Shadow/Molly
Poppy Q
The Cat Realm
Samantha and Mr. Tigger

I still have lots to learn but it doesn't take long to grow to love all of you and appreciate all the love that you share with one another! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your world!!

Stay well and stay Kool,
Toulouse

Meezer Lazy Monday

Why is it the older you get, the harder it is to get started on Mondays. Well while browsing through some pictures, I found a few kitties who seem to agree with my idea!!

Now this cute kitty is trying to keep the sun out of her eyes, but I think her eye mask slipped just a little! *giggles*

Now we all know why this kitty hates Mondays don't we! *giggles*

This kitty reminds me of mom on an early Monday morning... but don't tell her I said that!

But of course we know and love this famous cat whose favorite day of the week is not Monday!


Some of these kitties had a good reason to not want to wake up early Monday morning, but can you see why I hate to wake up on ANY morning! At my age, you can't get enough beauty sleep! *giggles*


Well I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mom and I decorated for Halloween and watched our Steelers win yesterday! I had a good reason to wake up this morning.... how about you!

Stay well and happy and definitely KOOL,
Toulouse

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Photo Hunters - Family



Here is a sweet picture of mom with Grandma and mom's oldest daughter at mom's neices wedding. Last good pictures we have of Grandma!



here again is a picture of my mom, Grandma, and Aunt Linda who is standing. She's the one with the toy mice-eatin poodle who ate my toys... remember? *giggles*


This is my real human mommy! She left me with mom to pursue a professional ballet career and now lives in Australia! We're purring to see her at Christmas!! She is one kool gal!


And this is a picture many of you have seen. it is actually one of my favorites. This is one of the last times I was able to snuggle with Grandma. Grandma, if you're looking down, please know I love you and miss you!

Well, that's my human family. They're pretty kool and take good care of me! Hope you all have a pawsome weekend!

Your Friend,
Toulouse

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fashion Friday



Today is to be Fashion Friday, but MOM.... this is not at all kool!! I appreciate your trying and your heart is in the right place, but please stop humiliating me. First of all, you like ladybugs... not me. Second, you needs your eyes examined! This outfit is way too small for me!! I know you love me but you really need to go back to school!! *giggles* You know what I think????


This is so kool! You can gladly put me in one of these if you want to make me happy! Okay? *Giggles* What does everyone else think?
Hope you all had a good week. Moms friend and neighbor was rushed to the hospital Tuesday. She has emphysemia. So mom's been pretty busy this week. Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm Getting Myself Psyched for Halloween!

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I hope you enjoy this video. It's not original and I bet you all know where you've heard this song before recently too. I just can't get it out of my mind! Hope you enjoy it and have a tremendous day! Did I tell you I love the color green? And pink, and purple, and ..... *giggles*

Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meezer Monday



Now this might not look like much to you, but for me it was a victory. You see, when I was little I used to love to jump from mom's bed to the top of her closet and sleep there all day. Now that I'm up in age, I don't have the UMPF I need to do it anymore. Well, this weekend, mom was cleaning out her summer clothes and the top shelf was almost empty. I had my eye on her constantly and suddenly I got the urge to give it one more try!!! Voila!!! I did it all on my own!! Actually, I surprised myself and had to ask mom after a nice long nap to help me down! This will go in the Toulouse history book. Not bad for an old Meezer like myself! *giggles*

Happy Monday Everyone,
Toulouse

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm Back!!



I am so happy to be back and I can't thank you all for the kind notes you left mom and me! Mom is feeling better. She had a huge tumor removed from her neck back in '86 and has a permanent trach that allows her to speak in a whisper. I love it cause she can't yell at me *giggles* but she can chase me! Arfff! Anyway, because of that she frequently gets all the bugs that are running around. She has great doctors and the best male nurse in the country! Yea.... ME!!! I just can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. I tried to keep up with a lot of your blogs and they truly kept our spirits up!

I want to give a special thanks to Zoey and Maggy for making me this pawsome costume! I just love it -- can you tell??? Every time I stopped by their page, I heard my favorite Sesame Street songs. Mom lately has been calling me a grouch so I decided to dress up as Oscar for Halloween! I'm so excited for Halloween and I think you have all done such a marvelous job decorating your blogs! So here's to Halloween and some really grusome and scary good times for all!!!

Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Will be back soon!


Thank you Zoey and Maggy for my darling "Be Back Soon" sign. Mom has come down with a nasty flu bug and needs some bed rest. She is allowing me to read your blogs while she's resting and I'll be back real soon!!

Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Almost First Mom!

This is my mom's youngest daughter, Jenni who is a professional ballet dancer for the West Australian Ballet Company. The reason my cat mom was bred was to give Jenni a Siamese kitten of her own. So I was born on the side of mom's bed one night with the intentions of going home with mom's daughter to live forever. Well, Jenni's roommate was allergic to cats and I couldn't go live with her after all. Mom naturally fell in love with me and had to keep me! I will give Jenni credit for a lot of my personality. She did live with us my first 3 months of my life and she really spoiled me and made me who I am! She lives so far away though that I don't get to see her that often! Now here are some pictures of what she does for a living!

Here she is high in the air! Yup, in all the years she has been dancing, a guy did drop her onto a HARD hardwood floor and did sustain injuries. Comes with the job I guess. I think she's crazy. She is also almost 5'11", so that was quite a drop! *giggles*

Here's another ballet pose that must be hard to do! Mom tries and she just cracks me up!!!

I like this pose! She looks so pretty doesn't she?

Now this is a picture of me on top of the refrigerator trying to attempt a "Jump" just like Jenni would do hoping to land on my feet in one piece! *giggles*


We just received these pictures from her today through email so I thought you'd enjoy meeting her! If you are ever in Australia and like ballet, stop by and see her!
Hope everyone had a great Tuesday!
Stay Kool,
Toulouse

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Guess who came to dinner?



Isn't this poodle sweet? This one is, but my cousin, Dutchess, isn't! She and Aunt Linda came to visit today and while mom and Aunt Linda were talking, Dutchess helped herself to my toys! Now I don't have a lot of toys cause I don't play with them. I do however play with my mice and pipe cleaners. Well Dutchess decided she liked my mice and look what she did with them!



Can you recognize them??? I couldn't - but I knew they were mine by the smell of them. So the girls came in and saw what Dutchess did and made a big fuss over the poodle! What about me? Those were my toys chewed up not hers! So here's what I did!!



If you look closely, you can see me hiding in the corner of the closet laying on my pillow. This is my private closet where I go to pout or be left alone to think. ""Just wait til mom and I have to dogsit Dutchess" *giggles* Mom did feel bad and I know she'll get me more mousies, but if things couldn't be bad enough, our STEELERS LOST!!

Well, I hope you all had a wonderful day! I'm going to go to bed and pretend today was just a dream!!! Tomorrow will be Meezer Monday! Yah HOO!!

Stay Kool Everyone,
Toulouse