Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Sunday "Simon Sez"

I'm getting ready for the Sunday Simon Sez in the Pure White Kitty Club in Catster.
This is my "Paw over Head" shot.

That's how I am ... "paws over head over Marilyn"

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Getting a few scritches of my own!

Marilyn, my fabulous Kittypie, often talks about the wonderful scritches she gets from her mom and dad.
I, too, get scritches on a regular basis.

ummmmmmm .... there's nothing in the world like a scritch.
Bring it on Mom.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Poetry for Marilyn

I hate to sound silly
In fact ... down right goofy
But I'm all willy-nilly
Just look at her belly
magnificent ... white
My knees are like jelly
I meow loud in the night:
I'm not a rude kitty
I can't help myself
But nothing's as pretty
As that floof on the shelf.
Put the floof on the chair
Put the floof on the floor
I love that white hair
I must meow loud some more:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday dreams

I am dreaming of ...

... my beautiful Kittypie!

(and she is dreaming of her mancat!)

Monday, September 24, 2007


I'm trying to find a quiet spot where I can work on my Ghazal for Marilyn.

Her poetry is so beautiful. I don't want to disappoint her.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Snuggly Whisker Kisses

I can't stop thinking of "snuggly whisker kisses."

Whisker kiss~by Mickey Mantle

A snuggly whisker kiss

Will give me true Whitester bliss

And Marilyn, if you can send me that

I'll be the happiest mancat.

So if you will ... my Kittypie miss,

send along a whisker kiss!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday Mail Call!

The mailman actually rang the doorbell to ask about Mickey Mantle and Marilyn MonREOW today!

I explained that "Yes, I am Mickey Mantle ... and my fabulous kittypie is the beautiful Marilyn MonREOW." He said "Ah ... I see!" and handed me this envelope.

I was so excited.

I ripped it open and read the note from Marilyn. It was beautiful!

I love Temptations ... what a treat ...

The new mousie is a great gift! It squeeks!

I put it in my mouth, took it downstairs, and hid it in a safe place where Jeter can't get at it!
Thank you Marilyn.
I'm one lucky mancat!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A Sensational Sunday with Marilyn

Maggy and Zoey really know how to make a mancat smile!
Here's a photo-portrait they designed for Marilyn and me!
I love the polar bears and the ice covered branches.
But, most of all, I love cuddling with my Kittypie!

Thank you Maggy and Zoey. You made my day!

Visit Maggy and Zoey at Zoolatry Friends Week and see a World of Wonderful Cats! (You'll love Maggy and Zoey's feline-foto-art!)

How I Got My Name

My beautiful Kittypie tagged me for a great meme ... and now that the Yankee/Red Sox game is over ... I can get to work on it!
I was named for the great Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees.
"The Mick" has been my dad's idol since he was a little boy.
When my brother was adopted a week before Mom and Dad found me at the North Shore Animal League, Mom thought it would be cute to name him Whitey Ford, Mantle's teammate and best friend. When I was adopted, Mom (that's right ... the girl from Boston herself) decided I should be named for my dad's favorite baseball player of all time!

We sort of resemble one another!

What do you think Marilyn?

ps ... in a very exciting game ... the Yankees beat the Red Sox tonight 8-7. I wish my brother Jeter was home to celebrate the victory with me.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Sweet Dreams

That photo-portrait of Marilyn is so beautiful...

... I have to take a nap!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Wednesday Surprise

A New York Legend
Maggy and Zoey designed this fantastic photo-portrait for me.
I love it!
Thank you so much friends!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


My mom was teaching her 4th graders when the principal called her out of the room and asked "Do you have anyone in the World Trade Center?"
The principal didn't go into detail and Mom went back to teaching.
She didn't learn how our lives had changed until noon that day.
You can see New York City from my town ...
That day you could see the smoke from where the towers had stood.
We remember those who lost their lives on September 11th.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Nice Matters Award

It wasn't nice that I forgot to post the "Nice Matters Award" that Marilyn presented to me last Thursday! I'm sorry it took so long Marilyn ... I am honored!

When it Comes to Being Nice~by Mickey Mantle

When it comes to being nice,

Kittypie ... you're the one.

Can my words be more precise?

When it comes to being nice ...

no cat would have to think twice ...

'cuz you are loved by everyone!

And when it comes to being nice,

Kittypie ... you're the one.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Marilyn's new neckband

Wow Marilyn!
You look great!
(Are you giving me the raspberries?)

Friday, September 7, 2007

A couple of handsome fellows!

This is my new friend ... Mickey!

This is me ... Mickey.
We're a couple of handsome fellows!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

What the heck???????


Why didn't anyone tell me?

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Blogging Star Award

My beautiful Kittypie ... Marilyn ... gave me this "Blogging Star Award".

"This award is for bloggers who shine their light throughout the Blogosphere. Some do it with humor, others with creativity, and others with their kind and thoughtful natures. We all know more than a few of them so why not give them some recognition?"

Here's what to do if you receive this:
Proudly display it on your blog along with a link to who gave it to you.
Mention that it originated here at
Skittles' Place so I can follow its journey.
Pass it on to any blogger(s) you think should have it.

I will pass the award on to our friends in the House of the Mostly Black Cats (HOT(m)BC) in recognition of their kind and thoughtful natures.

Monday, September 3, 2007

My NOMSS friend, Titus tagged me for this meme awhile ago. It's a lot of fun!

RULES: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...they have to be real places, names, things...nothing made-up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

What is your name?
Mickey Mantle

Mercedes Benz

TV Show:
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

City: Montreal ... that's in Canada ... (and Canada is the home of my great friend, Donny-boy)

Boy Name: Merv (In memory of one of my favorites ...
Merv Griffin)

Girl Name: Marilyn

Alcoholic Drink:

Occupation: Middle School Teacher

Something you wear: Mask

Celebrities: Marilyn Monroe ...

... and Mickey Mantle


Food: Meatloaf

Something found in a bathroom:
Marcal toilet paper. (all Marcal products are recycled ... hmmmm.)

Reason for being late: Mom forgot to feed me
and I can't start my day without a healthy breakfast ...

Cartoon Character: Mickey Mouse

Something You Shout: More food please!