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What I exactly get if your human doesn't exercise his or her civic duty Daddy Kiril hasn't said, but we ARE expecting 2 to 4 inches of rain in the Houston area between now and Thursday afternoon, so who knows...
Good morning felinity assembled, Elvira Mistress of Felinity here.
In the Winter of 2003/2004, cat blogging was barely in its infancy, but it's early stirrings were gaining some attention that even Nikita & Daddy Kiril didn't know about when they discovered the Carnival of the Cats...
The immortal Laurence Simon (& his cat Nardo, among others) became known as "King of the Cat Bloggers" for starting, in Spring 2004, the Carnival of the Cats, the oldest and longest running, weekly pet and animal blogger sharefest on the internet.
His idea was for a weekly confab of the best of the week’s cat blogging posts about cats from bloggers all around the world.
Humans who normally blog about anything and everything, as well as the emerging Community of Cat Bloggers (both cats who blog and the humans who do the blogging for, or about, them), enter their week’s best one or two cat related blog posts into the carnival.
For those who rarely share such stories, it’s a vacation from blogging about such things as politics, war...and knitting.
I like how Laurence explained it: “The Carnival of the Cats is a weekly roundup of cat-related posts on weblogs. Its purpose is to provide a non-political respite from the vehement echo chamber that the Blogosphere spins itself into during the week, demonstrating that even the mightiest and meekest of pundits have a love of cats in common.”
For us Cat Bloggers the Carnival is a chance to discover blogs we might never have heard of, on subjects of all kinds.
When the NY Times takes notice of you (10/2004), and of the growing community (also featured was Kevin Drum, the inventor of what was known as "Friday" Cat Blogging" & who still does it for Mother Jones) you are a part of, as they did Laurence and his Carnival, then you know your effort, and the world you are helping spread the word about, are making an important impact in the lives of people, and Cats, everywhere.
Elvira Mistress of Felinity here and we have a treat for you, this weekend, no trick!
We were recently approached with the opportunity to review a new cat themed book, released this week, just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving month, that the publisher and authors hope will find its way into many a Christmas stocking this holiday season.
Along with sharing our thoughts on the book we are giving away a copy of the book and 5 copies of a promo postcard booklet to 5 lucky winners...more on that at the end of this post so read on....
When is "the best cat book ever" not quite "the best cat book ever"?
When it is the "super-amazing, 100% awesome" The Best Cat Book Ever by Kate Funk with AC the Cat, that's when, hee, hee!
At 112 pages this picture book, with hundred of photos, is suitable for cats, kittens, human adults and human children, as an amusing little book that both Sneakers and I enjoyed but couldn't help being a little disappointed with in some respects.
Let me get to the good stuff first:
The 4 page intro, by AC's human, that details how AC entered her life, how AC got his name and how their personal partnership blossomed into a creative one of websites and this book is, aside from the 2 page acknowledgment at the end of the book, the only reading to be had in tackling this book.
Hey, it's a "picture" book, after all, not Tolstoy, hee, hee!
We loved the patience displayed by both AC and his human as they worked on set-ups, costumes and poses.
We liked that there were a variety of easy to decipher poses.
We had a hard time choosing our favorites but settled on 9 scenes...
A good early Sunday morning, felinity assembled, Elvira Mistress of Felinity here...has it been since June that we have not had any Street Seens to share?
Daddy Kiril had to go to BARC to pay my annual license so I can be a legal resident of our fair city and decided to take his camera and visit part of historic Sam Houston park, downtown, to see if he might encounter any of cats said to roam the grounds of thei 20 acre treasure.
He was in luck!
He encountered a Siamese near the museum and nearby historic old homes, in one section of the park.
The cat didn't seem spooked, just annoyed at being photographed. :-D
Daddy encountered it in a small picnic area and the cat finally walked off...with daddy in pursuit.
I will have more about this and the official 2015 Hosting Call for the Carnival (I am also putting together a little something about Carnival for anyone to share on their blog, as we try to look for hosts and spread the word to an ever growing pet blogging community with bloggers who have never heard of us), later in the week.
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