Sunday, September 30, 2007

Reading Mickeybear's Blog

I love reading my darling Mickeybear's blog.

He always makes me *swoooooon*!


Everykitty, I'd really appreciate it if you could purr for my sister Brainball. She's not feeling well today, and in all probability, she'll be headed for the vet tomorrow.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Purring for Miss Peach

My precious sister, Miss Peach, is feeling poorly. She has a cold, and I'm worried about her. I'm purring as hard as I can for her to feel better very, very soon.

Please, everykitty, go visit her and surround her with love, warm purrs, and soft snuggles!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Floofy Friday

Mom took this picture of me sitting on her desk, and I believe the words she used were, "Wow, Dually (my nickname is Duallipot), look at all your tummy floof -- your floof hangs off the side of my desk!" *giggle*

Though I'm a medium-haired kitty, I have a very floofy tummy, which this side photo of me shows amply.

Happy Friday to everykitty, and snuggly whisker-kisses to my darling Mickeybear!


Oh, I'm so excited -- my precious Mickeybear wrote me the most adorable poem ever, and it's about my floof! Go see, go see!

And on MaoMao's blog, I'm playing with a feather toy, along with my siblings!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Winner Wednesday!

Oh, wow -- I won Henry and Clyde's 100th Post Contest! I'm so excited -- I've never won a contest before. *smile*

Henry is a great friend, and I thank him for having such a fun contest.

In other news, my sisters Brainball and Dorydoo have their own Blogger accounts now, and while they don't have their own blogs (they will share the Ballicus Blog with MaoMao), they'll be able to comment on everykitty's blogs as themselves instead of borrowing MaoMao's account or mine. I'm very happy for them!

Love and snuggly whisker-kisses to you, my darling Mickeybear! *purrrrrr*

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mom's Chair -- and Happy Birthday, Pixie!

I snuggle in Mom's lap a whole lot, and when she has to get up, she puts me in her chair, and I keep it warm for her.

This is quite an interesting sleeping position, isn't it? I like it. I'm very limber *smile*. And I love snuggling against the yellow jellybean.

It's off to sweet slumber, filled with dreams of my Mickeybear. *purrrrrrr*


And Happy Birthday to beautiful Pixie! Pixie, I hope you have a delightful day and that you receive bunches and bunches of bananers *giggle*. I love you and Daisy very much!

Thanks to KC and the Cat Blogosphere for use of the beautiful graphic!

Monday, September 24, 2007

A Ghazal for Mickeybear

"My Bear" ~ a Ghazal by Marilyn MonREOW

Love I could never forsake: warm, in the shape of my Bear.
A thirst which I could never slake: cool, in the shape of my Bear.

Romantic rhymes from our hearts close the long miles between us
Poesey bright as daybreak: formed in the shape of my Bear.

When I drift off to slumber, straight and true to him I go
Sweet dreams until I wake conform to the shape of my Bear.

In a shimmery world of our making, we journey paw-in-paw
Mancat rugged as moonscape: firestorm on heartscape, my Bear.

Whether from his home or mine, we reach, we strive and connect,
And purr as we come face to face, borne quick as the gait of my Bear.

Luscious whisker-kisses, snuggling Whitester-to-Whitester
I touch, with my paw, his nape to adorn him as mate and my Bear.

He's my star and I'm his; together, we eclipse space and time
This is my joy and my fate: to adore -- and elate -- my sweet Bear.

This ghazal was challenging and fun to write, though I must admit I took considerable liberties with the form! Here and here are two good ghazal links. I hope you like my ghazal, darling Mickey *purrrrrrrrrrrs* from your Kittypie.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Quick Post...

Mom's been very busy lately, so she hasn't been able to help me blog or do much visiting -- but I wanted everykitty to know I'm thinking about you and I miss you! I'll be back soon, I promise!

And Mickeybear, my darling, I'm still studying ghazals, and I have come up with a nice refrain for the ghazal I want to write for you *smile* and *purrrrrrr.*

Friday, September 21, 2007

Funny Friday

Yesterday was Meow Like a Pirate Day, and though I got aboard too late to make a pirate costume, I commented on a number of sea-faring cat blogs.

And I said "Arrrrr", "YEEEEARGH", and "Garrrrggggh" so much that I forgot how to pull my tongue back into my mouth.


...and *GIGGLE*!

And darling Mickeybear, I am sending you more snuggly whisker-kisses!


Look what my sweet friend (and future sister-in-law) Ariel made for me:

Thank you, dear! You are so talented! *smile*

And in other exciting news, my dear sister Miss Peach introduced me to my look-alike: Fiona the Boat Kitty! Go see!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Package from Adan, and Green Christmas Meme!

We Ballicai had a wonderful surprise today -- we got a package in the mail from our friend Adan! Inside were four beautiful postcards in honor of Adan's tenth Gotcha Day -- two postcards which I'd selected, two which MaoMao had selected -- and a lovely bookmark and a beautiful toy ball!

Here I am, examining the ball and the bookmark. Mom loves the bookmark -- she's a reader and will use it in her books -- and wow, that ball looks like such a fun toy!

And here I am, thanking Adan. I appreciate you -- you and Michico are such wonderful friends!


And... Adan tagged me for the Green Christmas Meme! This will be the first Christmas Meme I've ever done.

What is your favorite Christmas gift? -- Stinky goodness.

What is your best memory of Christmas? -- Snuggling in my Mom's and Dad's laps.

Depending upon where you live, do you have a hot or cold Christmas? -- On the chilly side, but not extremely cold.

Would you prefer to try the opposite weather at least just once? -- Why not, just to see what it would be like.

What do you prefer in a tree? Fake or real? -- Real ones are easier to climb! *giggle*

What is your favorite carol? -- "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J. S. Bach.

What is your favorite Christmas dinner? -- Turkey, turkey, and turkey! Mmmmm.

Do you wear a Santa hat at Christmas? -- Alas, my hat-wearing skills aren't very good. Mom is helping me work on them, though, because I want to wear the Yankees cap which my darling Mickeybear sent me.

Have you ever seen Santa delivering gifts? -- Not yet, but I'll keep an eye out!

And I'll do an open tag -- anykitty who wants to, please play along! *smile*

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Watch Wednesday

What's this? Do I see what I think I see?

Yes! Dad has taken off his watch! Oh, Goodie Goodie Gumdrop! When he's wearing it, I rub against it a lot. And when he takes it off, I do this...

and this...

and this...

I just love how Dad's watch feels and how it smells. It has an effect on me which is almost catnip-like! Likewise Mom's bras, but that's a post for another day (Mom: "*ahem*, I don't think so, Dually..."); Okay then, maybe not!

Mickeybear, your Kittypie is quite eccentric *smile*.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tangled Tuesday

*ahem*, Mom... do you mind? I'm trying to clean my tail...

A haiku for today:

Sitting on her tail,
This Whitester pretzel hankers
For her Mickeybear.


And how wonderful... yesterday, my sweet Mickeybear got the package I sent him! Here's a picture of him playing with his new squeaky mousie. And he's hiding it from Jeter, *giggle*!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Moon Glow Monday

Mickeybear, I was studying ghazals and thinking about you, and this little poem just, well, happened... *smile*

Darling, you're my moonglow
In my sky, heartfelt

And you're my sun on noon snow,
Beneath your warmth, I melt

Against you, dear, I swoon so
Your fur like thick white felt --

In sweet love's soft moonglow
Together, e'er we dwell.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mickeybear and Me...

...among Whitester Bears! This is another beautiful photo-portrait from Maggy and Zoey at Zoolatry. I just love it! Thank you, my wonderful, talented friends!

Next week, Maggy and Zoey will be celebrating "A World of Wonderful Cats", so please go visit their blog and enjoy the beautiful pictures they have created.

And guess what... on MaoMao's blog, I'm dancing the Can Can with my siblings, and Mom, too! Mickeybear, I hope you'll think I look pretty in my dress *blush*.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

How I Got My Name Meme

My lovely friend, Kellie the Orange Cat, tagged me for the How I Got My Name Meme! This will be fun.

The short answer is that I was named after the very famous actress, Marilyn Monroe.

But there's a longer answer *smile*. And here's the story:

I showed up as a stray cat on Mom and Dad's back porch. Mom and Dad fell in love with me at first sight, and they decided to bring me into the house and make me an indoor kitty. They quickly learned what an affectionate kitty I am -- not only do I love to be petted, held, picked up, carried around and cuddled, but I also give hugs and kisses, and I smile when I'm smiled at.

Mom is a great fan of the novelist Joyce Carol Oates. And right around the time I showed up as a stray on Mom and Dad's back porch, Mom had started reading this novel:

Blonde is a novel based on Marilyn Monroe's life, and Mom says it's a wonderful, sad, and poignant book. Mom's heart has always gone out to Marilyn Monroe -- though Marilyn was so famous and celebrated, she experienced much sadness and disappointment in her personal life. Blonde explores those various aspects of Marilyn -- the bombshell persona and the real person underneath. For anykitty or anybean who is interested, Mom wrote, in December of last year, a review of Blonde on her writing blog.

Anyway, soon after Mom and Dad had met me, Mom was talking to Dad about Blonde. She likes to discuss the books she reads. And during the discussion, it occurred to Dad:

Dad: "Her name is Marilyn."

Mom: "Whose?" (Dad shifted gears on Mom quickly; she was still thinking about the novel!)

Dad: "Our new kitty. Miss Beautiful White Girl with the gold eye and the blue eye."

Mom: Oh my goodness, yes -- how perfect for her! She'll be "Marilyn MonREOW." (pronouncing the last syllable of MonREOW like "Meow.")

Dad: *chuckle*!

Mom: *singing*

"I wanna be loved by you, just you,
Nobody else but you,
I wanna be loved by you,

(and SQUEE!)

So that's the story of how I got my name. *smile*

And though I'm not as famous as my namesake, I'm not sad. I'm a lucky, happy, deeply-loved kitty.

And I'm going to tag: my darling Mickeybear, my brother MaoMao, and my cousin Gretchen.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Fashion Friday

Here are more beautiful photo-portraits Maggy and Zoey designed for me, especially for Fashion Friday:

Thank you so much, my sweet friends! Your talent continues to amazes me.

I hope you like me in feathers, darling Mickeybear!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Musical Chairs

I love snuggling in Mom's lap. Since she spends a lot of time at her computer (she's a writer), that's purrfect for me. Often she has to find creative positions for typing, but that's okay. She loves for us to snuggle, and so do I. Mom and I are very close, and we make each other happy *smile*.

But as humans do, sometimes Mom has to get up and do human stuff. Like put on more coffee. Or visit her litterbox. Or go for a walk. Or do household chores. Or run errands. So when Mom isn't in her chair, it become my chair. Here I am, curled against the yellow jellybean.

When Mom gets back, she picks me up, sits down in the chair, then gets me nice and comfy in her lap again. Ahhhhhh, so nice!

Mom has a new nickname for me: Bugglesnug (from "snugglebug", *giggle*!).

Darling Mickeybear, next time Mom goes for a walk or goes to run errands, how about you teleport over, and we'll snuggle in her chair together *purrrrrrr*!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Where Are My Ears?" Wednesday

I love having my ears rubbed. I even love having them pushed, gently, flat on my head!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Crystal Caverns

Maggy and Zoey at Zoolatry created these beautiful photo-portraits of me in Crystal Caverns. Maggy and Zoey's talent and creativity stopped me in my paw-tracks and took my breath away!

This photo-portrait is called "The Many Faces of Marilyn":

This one is called "Sophisticated Lady":

And this one is called "Some Like It Cool":

There are three more beautiful photo-portraits, but I'm going to save them for Friday, as a Fashion Friday post. You'll understand why when you see them!

Thank you so much, my sweet friends, Maggy and Zoey! I'm so honored, and you've made me so happy! *big smile*

What do you think, my darling Mickeybear? *purrrrrrrrrrr*

September 11: 2001 - 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Peek a Boo!

Because of my neck floof, my lovely band from Mickeybear likes to play peek-a-boo!

Now you see it...

Now you don't!

But it's always there, making me feel close to my darling mancat *swooooon*.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Snoozy Sunday

A Spontaneous Pleiades:


Soft white fur
Slips gently into my
Slumbers as I wear the
Sweet band my Mickeybear
Sent me... as I
Sleep soundly, I
See him in my dreams.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mickeybear, I Love My Collar!

I started wearing my collar from Mickey, and I just love it! At first, I kept trying to play with it, but then Dad put it on my neck after we'd snuggled, and I took to it like a fish to water. *giggle*

Mickey, I just love that your Mom put it around your neck before sending it to me *swoon.* It smells like you, my darling -- see, here I am, intoxicated by your mancatly scent! Surely, surely you must be near!

I'm a happy Kittypie, wearing my lovely band! It's beautiful and so comfortable. I'll wear it always and feel even closer to you. Thank you again, my Mickeybear!

(And my Mom can't quit saying, SQUEE!)

Snuggly Saturday

I love to snuggle with Mom:

And I love to snuggle with Dad:

And now I want to snuggle with my darling Mickeybear! *smile* Singing: I feel snuggly, oh so snuggly! I feel snuggly, and snoozy and... *swooooon*!


Here's something cute I saw on Meezer Tails, and I thought I'd try it, too:

Marilyn MonREOW Duallipot's Aliases

Your movie star name: Catnip Whiskers

Your fashion designer name is Marilyn Venice

Your socialite name is Powderpuff Paris

Your fly girl / guy name is M Dua

Your detective name is Bear Snugglebug

Your barfly name is Stinky Goodness Tunatini

Your soap opera name is MonREOW Furrypurry

Your rock star name is Temptations Light

Your Star Wars name is Marcot Duamic

Your punk rock band name is The Poetic Mickey

Oh, that couldn't have been more purrfect -- The Poetic Mickey! *purrrrrrrr*

Friday, September 7, 2007

A Surprise From My Darling Mickeybear!

I was snoozing on my purr pad, dreaming of Mickeybear and contemplating ghazals, when Mom said, "Mail call, Miss Marilyn! You have a surprise from your sweet mancat."

I woke up instantly! How exciting. Mickeybear dear, you are so sweet. My girlcat heart flushed with joy!

Look! Mickeybear is waving at me. And I sniffed all over the envelope and all over the lovely card he sent. Mickey darling, you smell sooooooo good!

And look at the sweet note Mickeybear wrote me.

Oh yes, my dear, the blue band with gold fishies is so very cute and beachy, and the colors go beautifully with my eyes: blue and gold! Here I am, admiring my beautiful new band. Yippee! I'm going to have a ball with it!

Wheeeee, what fun, what fun! .... What's that you say, Mom? ... HUH?? ... What do you mean, it isn't a toy? It goes around my neck? Hmmmm, what an intriguing proposition! But Mom, it's so much fun to play with!

Thank you so much, my precious Mickeybear! You are the most wonderful mancat in the world, and I'm so happy to be your Kittypie. I'm the luckiest girlcat who ever purred a purr.

And Mom is going to help me hone my accessory-wearing skills, *giggle*!