Friday, August 31, 2007

The wall

Marilyn shared pictures of her favorite "snooze spots" (having been banished from the Yamaha)

so I thought I'd post a picture of me resting in one of my favorite spots this morning.

There's always room for two on my wall. Jeter decided to share the wall with me today.

The Wall ~ by Mickey Mantle

I love to sit upon my wall.

It is my favorite spot.

While on it I can sit or sprawl

and give my life a thought.

Although I sometimes think

the wall is mine all mine,

I won't put up a stink

should Jeter make a beeline!

But in my mancat dreams

I picture Marilyn there

with me catching sunbeams

on the wall we share.

Marilyn and I will be participating in Silence & Remembrance, hosted by Kashim & Othello, and we will light our candles on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

An ode to Marilyn's Yamaha ... and a thought ...

Oh how I'll miss the Yamaha
But the barf must have been the last straw.
It might have destroyed the microchip
Which, we know, would have caused quite a hardship.
I picture you atop the receiver
Looking lovely and oh, so demur.
And I think to myself ..."gr-r-r ...
If not for hacking that ball of fur ...
that disturbing and distressing hairball
the Yamaha might not have taken it's curtain call."
But Marilyn, I think now with great glee ...
Perhaps they'll bring back the old JVC!

Monday, August 27, 2007

A Triolet for Marilyn on Monday

Marilyn writes beautiful poetry. I am the luckiest Mancat in the blogosphere.

Here is a little Triolet I have written for my Kittypie.

I Was Here For You~by Mickey Mantle

While Mom was soaking up the rays

I was here for you

Waiting ... waiting ten long days

While Mom was soaking up the rays

I was in a purple haze

Dreaming of our rendezvous

While Mom was soaking up the rays

I was here for you.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I'll miss you all for the next 10 days ...
but, most of all ...
I'll miss you Marilyn.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Titus Tuesday

A Climbing Rhyme to celebrate my NOMSS Friend

For Titus~ by Mickey Mantle

Hey "Growly Pants" I
took a big chance and asked you to
prance on over
as my special "rover" and I
was in clover when you,
in Dogster blue, said
" I do want to say
Mickey 'okay' I'm your
friend today!" Dear Whitester Mutt
I'll tell you what ...I'm doing
a strut because I'm so
happy, you know ... so I say
"Yo" ... today is for you
and hey you're great through and through.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Middle Name Meme

Marilyn tagged me for a Meme. It's called The Middle Name Meme

Here are the rules:
1. Post the rules before you give the facts.

2. List one fact that is somehow relevant to you and your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.

3. When you are tagged you need to write your post using your middle name and facts about it.

4. At the end of your post, choose one cat to tag for each letter of your middle name. Be sure to let each cat know she/he has been tagged. (It's okay if you don't do this... tag who you want to tag!)

I think my middle name is "Bear" ... well ... it's my nickname actually. I'll use it as my middle name here:

B rother ... I am the brother of Kallie, Whitey, Jeter, and Matsui. They're all great siblings and I enjoy having them around. I am also the cat brother to 3 2-legs ... Sashi, Mike, and Debra.

E ater ... I love to eat. I love cat food ... people food ... anything! (And I snort my food ... just to let everyone know how much I love it!)

A dministrator ... I am the administrator of the Pure White Kitty Club on Catster. I started the group with two members, my brother Whitey and me ... and the membership has grown to over 700 Whitester members. It's a great group of the best natured cats I know. Some of my best friends belong.

R omantic cat poet ... This is something new! I owe my love of poetry to my beautiful girlcat Marilyn MonREOW ... my muse. Marilyn challenges me to think and to create.

...and now I will tag 4 friends

My NOMSS Friend Titus

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Colors pays a visit

It happened this morning. We were all watching.
My nextdoor neighbor, Colors, came into the yard. After awhile, he went to the waterbowl and had a drink .... then ....

he sniffed the door and ....

walked into my house. To the best of my knowledge, he has never actually walked into the house. A few minutes later ....

out he walked ... no problem at all.

He looked in our direction and went back home.

I think he might have finished our breakfast ...

Oh well.

Friday, August 10, 2007

My NOMSS Friend

Have you ever seen a more handsome dawg?
You all know Titus, brother of Earl Grey and Tazo.
He is my NOMSS Friend ... and I couldn't be happier.
Titus and I are an excellent match ... we're both around the same age (ok ... I'm a little older but what's a few years?) ... we were both rescued ... and we're both WHITESTERS!
Let me tell you a little bit about this great white shepherd "dawg".
It was an uneasy start for my friend. Titus (named for the comedian Christopher Titus) was rescued from some "mean people." His dad heard about him from a friend and, as he was interested in adopting a dawg, went to take a look. It was "love at first sight" for his soon to be mom and dad ... but, when Titus arrived at his new home, he slipped through his collar and ran away. It took several hours and several people to convince Titus that his new home would be a good one ... and after lots of snacks, lots of love, and a bath ... Titus decided to stay.
Titus and I are very similar. He doesn't bark alot ... I don't hiss! Little kids love to pet him ... little kids love to pet me! Titus loves to eat ... and I love to eat, too! Titus has a "quivery" tail ... and you know that I have a great tail, myself. We both get along with our siblings. If you visit Titus on Dogster you'll see that he is described as "genius" "affectionate" and "calm". (I'll have to go back to my Catster account to see my description!)
I'm so happy that Titus is my NOMSS Friend.
I couldn't have chosen a better one!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Climbing Rhyme

I find that I think best on the front step.
I have been working on a Climbing Rhyme for Marilyn.
My Kittypie~by Mickey Mantle

Thoughts of my Kittypie
make me sigh. I will
always try to delight,
as her white knight, and work
as I might to be witty
for my sweet kitty who's clever
and pretty. I write this verse
in which i immerse my affection
and rehearse my line
"you are divine, Marilyn. You're a
fine feline! You're perfection!"

Monday, August 6, 2007

Marilyn tagged me for Ariel's meme ... "Five Things That Changed My Life"

1--My life was changed when two very nice people came to see "kitten me" sitting in a cage at the North Shore Animal League. Those two nice people would become my new mom and dad! The picture above is of me with my new brother Whitey Ford when we were "the new kits" in our new home.

2--When Jeter came into my life it definitely changed! I had a new little brother who couldn't get enough of playing with my tail! He was kind of cute ... so it was ok! Jeter makes me laugh and reminds me every day that my life is great!

3--When Jeter joined Catster ... I was right behind him. I love Catster and all the friends I've made. It's a great community and I always have fun when I'm there!

4--Starting a new group on Catster changed my life! The group is called the Pure White Kitty Club and some of my best friends (Donny, Marie, Luxor, Marilyn to name a few) are Whitester members. This is a picture of Icebox (Icy) my best friend and co-administrator of the PWKC.

5--Finally, it all started with an innocent "va va va voom" when I noticed a beautiful white cat on my friend, Chairman Mao's blog. Meeting Marilyn MonREOW changed my life in so many ways. She is an amazing girlcat who I am so lucky to call my "Kittypie". She has inspired me to blog ... to write poetry ... I just can't imagine life without her!

This was fun! Thank you Marilyn. I will tag the following friends:
Henry Helton
China Cat and Willow

Marilyn ... My Kittypie

She is beautiful and talented!

Thank you for the Climbing Rhyme Marilyn.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

the front steps

I love lounging on the back wall ... but I also love to relax on the front steps and watch the world go by.
Next time you visit, Marilyn, we'll sit on the front steps together.
a spontaneous etheree ...
Your leg
is raised high
behind your head!
Your amazing grace
makes me smile joyfully ...
thinking I am a mancat
who is so lucky to call the
great and lovely Marilyn MonREOW...
"Kittypie" of every cat's dreams ... my own.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Congratulations to A-Rod on his 500th homerun!
Here's another Yankee who hit his 500th homerun at Yankee Stadium.
The date was May 14, 1967 and the Yankee was ...


Friday, August 3, 2007

The flowers are so beautiful in August.
These are for you, Marilyn.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Late Night Scritches

I was just getting some late night scritches.
mmmmmmmm good!
Goodnight Marilyn.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Happy Gotcha Day Brainball

Please join me in wishing
a very happy Gotcha Day!
She's a great alpha cat!