Sunday, July 29, 2007

Outtakes: Photo shoot for Oliver's birthday

First up: Bogdan
Are you kidding me? POSED PHOTOS? That's not ethical for a journalist! Talk with some sense! And just give me the treats, woman.

Give me the treats!

This is what I think of your photo shoot, Investor.

Next up: Miss Sara
Something tells me it would be a BAD idea if I try to cuddle up to that.

Yoo-hoo. I'm down here!

Lastly but not leastly: Kat 3
Keep your eye on the prize... eye on the prize!

Yup, that's the prize.

Monday, July 23, 2007

It's Oliver's Birthday!

By the Morning Scratch staff

Hey, Oliver! Happy First Birthday, dude!
Go to his party on Catster by cliking HERE.

We're all celebrating.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Bogdan here.

Why did my slide show font go girly on me? Are you responsible for this, Sara??

Does anyone know how to make the font change on slide shows? My Investor is having trouble solving this problem.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Summer Secret Paws for Bogdan

By Bogdan
Morning Scratch editor

A very long time ago I received mail, and I tried to open it immediately, but the Investor stole it and hid it from me. The package was from Bebe. Hey, Bebe: Does it look like the Investor stole any of my gifts??? (I'm keepin' an eye on you, Investor.)

Here's a slide show of me very much enjoying the gifts from Bebe in Hawaii. Thanks, Bebe! You're awesome!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

Phooey Friday

By Kat 3
Morning Scratch reporter

Why haven't we posted today until now, you ask?

Well, lookie what Mom and Dad bought earlier today.

I had hoped that when Mom said she'd have more time soon, that meant for ME. Phooey.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 5 (To-do list)

Catnip gift from Scooter.

By Bogdan
Morning Scratch editor
with contributions from Sara and Kat 3, Morning Scratch reporters

We have so much to say and do because we were away for sooooo long, so this Thursday Thirteen will be: "Thirteen Things We Want to Say and Do."

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2. Do: Open gifts. We would like to thank our Secret Paws, who sent us gifts, which we can't open, because the Investor is keeping them to herself. She keeps saying, "Maybe tomorrow we'll have lots of time to open gifts and take lots of photos." Well, tomorrow is here! I'm going to write a scathing editorial about this unacceptable treatment.
Our awesome Secret Paws are:
Samantha for Sara
Miles Meezer for Kat 3
Bebe from Hawaii for me, Bogdan
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3. Say, "Happy Secret Paws!" to the cats we sent gifts to. I sent gifts to Lilly Lu and Iris; Kat 3 sent gifts to Mu Shue Pooh; and Sara sent gifts to Monte. Monte already put up a photo show. Thanks, Monte!
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4. Do: Learn how to make slide shows like Monte's so we can share photos that way.
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5. Do: Visit everyone! Even though we are back to blogging, we haven't yet had time to visit.
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6. Say: Keep voting in the Whisker Wednesday SMACKDOWN!
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7. Do: Prepare for Oliver's first birthday bash on Catster.
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8. Do: PINK hair. Anastasia at The Cat Realm dared us... and we can't turn down a dare! Here we are:
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9. Do: Develop a device that glues the Investor to her chair/couch so that she can type an edition for us all at once instead of on and off over a period of several hours.
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10. Do: Help the Investor make stupid sock creatures into catnip monsters that we and our friends can destroy!!
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11. Do: "Five Things Meme." I — Bogdan — was tagged by Karl to do this meme. Here goes.

What were you doing 10 years ago? Was that before I had cat sisters? Yes? Well, because it was before my sisters ... But what do you mean? I wasn't alive yet?? Hm, I'm sure that though I don't remember what state of bliss I was in, I'm sure it was bliss.

What were you doing a year ago? I was in a different, smaller Morning Scratch facility that didn't have nearly as many windows from which to report.

5 snacks I enjoy
1. Whisker Lickin's
2. Happy Hips
3. Tomatoes
4. Potatoes
5. Whisker Lickin's

5 songs to which I know all the lyrics
1. "It Was a Good Day" by Ice Cube
2. "It Was a Good Day" by MC Bogdan
3. "Touch the Sky" by Kayne West
4. "Passin' Me By" by The Pharcyde
5. "Livin' Astro" by Kool Keith

5 things you would do if you were a millionaire
1. Buy property for and start a cat sanctuary
2. Buy Sara and Kat 3 their own Morning Scratch facility
3. Buy land to grow my own catnip
4. Donate money to lots of charities
5. Put money toward development of a more-potent catnip

5 bad habits
1. Scratching Kat 3
2. Hissing at Sara
3. Biting the Investor
4. Attacking the Investor's and the Man's feet
5. Generally, being moody

5 things I enjoy doing
1. Sleeping
2. Getting high on catnip
3. Kicking Sara or Kat 3 out of their sleep spots, so I could lie there -- but only for a moment. (I guess that could go under bad habits, too)
4. Looking out the windows
5. Doing any of my "bad habits"

5 things I will never wear again
1. Pink hair
2. Bunny ears from an Easter photo shoot two years ago
3. I can't think of anything else I wouldn't wear that I've already worn. I like my reporter hat.

5 favorite toys
1. Catnip toy from Scooter (See top picture)
2. Molasses chew toys that were for ferret Fiona
3. Put catnip on it; it will be my favorite toy.
4. Human feet under blankets
5. Computers

1. + 2. + 3.: Zippy, Sadie and Speedy
4. + 5.: Fiona and Ali

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12. Do: I - Bogdan - was nominated by Caesar for a Schmoozer Award, but I need a nap! I'll work on that edition tomorrow. This is only a "to-do list" ... I never said we'd do it all right now!
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13. Say: A big THANK YOU for welcoming us back! We are happy to see you all again.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Whisker Wednesday Smackdown!

Fiona, the ferret
Bogdan, the cat

Shutterfly Photobook

By Bogdan
Morning Scratch editor

Because I am a savvy businesscat, I of course took advantage of Catster and Shutterfly's offer of sending me a free photobook. This is what I came up with: Click here.

Rockin' Wednesday

Ah. Finally. Relaxation. I've got all I need: a couch, a catnip toy (thanks, Scooter!) and a snuggle (Thanks DKM, Sophia and the Buns!).
By Bogdan
Morning Scratch editor

We have a lot to share (secret paws gifts, new toys, new adventures, etc.), and we have a lot of catching up to do with everyone! We hope that today will mark the beginning of semi-regularly published Morning Scratch papers once again. The Investor will no longer be doing as much overtime at her "real job," and the Man and the lawyer helping with our house problems are making some progress. (I say: What house issues? The couch and windows seem just fine to me!) I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by and hung out, even when we haven't been around. Come by, any time.

Now for ...

We Rock!
I was tagged FOUR times for the Rockin' Boy Blogger Award. I am honored!
CEO Rocky of Artsy Catsy tagged me because I write real news. (Hear that, Investor?)
Ben Fuzz (Suzanne's awesome brother) and Karl (a very fashionable cat of The Cat Realm) tagged me, too.
And lastly, but not leastly, Caesar tagged me and said I was "poopular" AND snazzy! Wow!

Thanks so much, guys!
Now, for Sara and Kat 3 ...
I'm enjoying my time in the house, too! I even got some "snuggle" time.
Sara: The lovely Anastasia of The Cat Realm nominated me for the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award! I'm honored.
Kat 3: Teehee! And my good friend Prinnie said I was feisty (not feast-y??) and smart!! Yay! So I got an award, too.

I am relaxin' inside MY house, too. Woohoo! Is there couch service here? I would like some Whisker Lickin's please, Mom. Service, please!!!
Thank you for our awards, Anastasia and Prinnie!
Bogdan: Because we are so very far behind in our nominations, we thought together we would nominate five kitties for awards. Here goes:
Archi, the bun, for the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award. We recently discovered her blog through Fiona and Orlando Bun. She's cool!!
Luke, for the Rockin' Boy Blogger Award. He's one of my buddies on Catster. He started a blog, and I wished he blogged more. He has awesome adventures, such as lying deep in laundry baskets and climbing ladders. Cool, eh?
Honey P, for the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award. Even though we know she was already nominated, we never go a day without checking in on one of our longtime Internet friends. (Plus, she lives in Sacra-tomato!)
Tyler, for the Rockin' Boy Blogger Award. He's the ManCat of his household (just like me).
Monkey, for the Rockin' Boy Blogger Award. He's cr-a-zy! It's awesome.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Friends on Friday

Secret Paws are on their way!

By Bogdan and Kat 3
Morning Scratch editor and reporter

Kat 3: Mom finally had a day off yesterday, and so she put our secret paws gifts in boxes for us. We are so excited! They will be mailed today.
Look how Bogdan broke into the bottom of the white bag; he was trying to steal my Secret Paws gift for ????? Teehee!

Bogdan: We've already received our Secret Paws gifts, but the investor hid them from us. She has some nerve! She says she is waiting to give them to us until she has time to take lots of pictures and post them, but I think she wants the presents for herself.

Wow! Whoever gets this box is one lucky cat. It's the perfect size. Best gift ever!

Kat 3: We would like to thank all of you for your very nice words about Fiona. We love her very much. We'll write more about her soon (we hope... our typist Mom is very busy lately).