It is with a sad, and heavy, heart, that I come to you today.
This is the last edition of Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos, and there will only be 2 more editions of the Weekend Cat Blogging Carnival.
Why? I hear some of you ask...
To tell you the truth both events might have ended at this time, last year, especially Bad Kitty, except that Kashim, Othello, Salome (Last blogged in October), and their Human, Astrid wrote shout-outs to see if anyone was still interested in hosting, much less submitting entries.
As many old timers know myself, and others, responded, and both events were kept up.
I even filled in several times when it was clear that, for some reason, Astrid & crew were not hosting their spots (Including at Carnival of the Cats), and were unable to be reached to find out how they were doing.
We are still unable to reach them as of this writing.
While just about every Cat who blogs forsakes many of their weekend snoozes so as to make a post, or 3, submissions of those masterworks to WCB, had been scarce for the last 2 years, compared to the glory days, and then, of course, if you believe the slim number of submissions, each month, for Bad Kitty, you'd be forgiven for assuming that every Feline worth their 9 Lives, myself included, suddenly are all little angels of rectitude, hee, hee! ;-D
It appears that the only events still going, applicable to Pussydom Assembled, aside from Friday Ark, are the great Camera Critters, which makes it easy to submit an entry, without any effort, and the Grand Daddy of all Critter Carnivals...Carnival of the Cats.
Old timers will remember the origins of that event, and the huge, eager, participation, of its early years.
I remember how my discovering it was a revelation that I was not alone, as a Cat Blogger, afterall! ;-D
Submissions have been down there, this year, as well, and everyone knows how often I, & Elvira, hosted, amidst our, um, rather interesting year, but I, and its caretaker, Miz Mog, among others, believe that it is possible to return it to glory, and its righful place as a showcase of all that Pussydom Assembled, the world over, has to offer the Blogosphere.
You see, I, and Daddy, were there not long after the Grand Daddy of ALL Carnivals, began, and Carnival of the Vanities is still going strong, 8 years later, with a new caretaker.
We fancy ourselves amateur journalists, writers, storytellers, poets, humorists, and photographers, and now Elvira Mistress of Pussydom is showing she is a quick study.
The Cat Blogging Community is made up of bloggers who exhibit some, or all, of those same traits, and more, in their blogging, and with sites such as The Cat Blgosphere, Blog Paws, and Anipal Times, among others, to encourage creativity, and networking, the future of our corner of the Blogosphere is a bright one.
Daddy, & I, had plans for this blog, last spring, but some of those went by the wayside, with all the things that happened in our lives since early May.
As we head into 2011 we surveyed the above realities, and realized that the best thing to do would be to let Bad Kitty, and WCB, retire, with honor, from the field, and encourage contributors to both, and the community at large, to support Granpa (CoTC). ;-D
I will be hosting most Carnivals in 2011, but we still have spots available, so visit the Carnival Home Page, and contact Mog if you can volunteer.
So, without further adeu....
So long my friends, farewell goodbye
We loved to come and play and purr for awhile,
but it's time for Bad Kittys to Nap so we say goodbye
So long farewell goodbye
Goodbye to my friends I'm glad you invited us on the trip
It's time for us to go and get another 'Nip
Well, I hope to see your furry faces again
so goodbye my friends bye-bye
Thank you for the open invitation
your kind appaws and concatulation,
but I think it's time that this event be allowed to die
so long farewell Kashim, and Othello, bye-bye
Hey there now Salome, Astrid, it's time to go,
We won't return and do another show
To your blogs we may come back, drop in, and say hi
Unless you really chose to say farewell bye-bye
So long farewell friends bye-bye,
and now we're leaving with tears in our eyes
We'll always remember you and try not to cry.
Our last submissions, accepted with thanks....
1 & 2. From The House of Chaos!
They are back!
It has been a difficult year, for Babeth, and family, as this November post explains before getting to the latest story to tell.
For those who remember the tragic story of poor Frankendrolleke the new story might upset you, but even sad stories, very well told, and illustrated with touching photos, are worth reading, and one can only hope that things turn out better in 2011.
December threatened to be even worse, and yet, and yet, well, you just have to read this amazing story, and see the photo at the end! ;-D
3 to 5. Over at CatSynth...
Beautiful Luna celebrated her 6th birthday!
Luna, Tigers, and Cameras, oh my!
Luna, Tigers, and Cameras, oh MY!!
Luna, Tigers, and Cameras, OH MY!!! ;-D
6. thru 12. In our house Good, and Bad, can be a matter of perspective:
I took Daddy to vote, but didn't vote, myself, so which one of us is the Bad one? Me for not voting, or Daddy for voting the way he chose to vote? ;-D
Was I bad for disagreeing with NPR, and taking them to task? ;-D
Was Elvira bad for calling me an Old Fogie? ;-D
Was I bad for Tweeting Tiger Woods?
Was HE bad for ignoring me?
Was Pussy & Pooch Pet Store, of Long Beach, & LA, bad for letting me wander around their store, & write about the experience, complete with photos, and not say thank you for the many photos I sent them in e-mail, and not plug my visit, and blog report, on their website, alongside other "Press Reports"?
Was I bad for investigating Readers Digest, and them bad, for ignoring my attempts at contact? ;-D
Was I bad for investigating the National Organization for Women, and them for ignoring my attempts at contact? ;-D
So there we are, the end, my friends...
I'll leave you with a smile on your face, and music in your ears, as I thank the inspiration for my poem up there, and invite you to watch, and enjoy, a video. ;-D
So long, Farewell, as performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. ;-D
Thank you to all the hosts over the years, and to all who have contributed submissions, right up until the end!
(There is one I lost, whose name starts with a T...if you see this send me your entry again, using the e-mail in the sidebar! )
So long, thanks for the memories...
Good night Kashim, Othello, Salome, and Mom Astrid, where ever you are!