Saturday, September 20, 2008

Skeezix and Funny Farmers

This is from our Sept. 4 post. Our prize arrived the day after we wrote "Last Post" and only hours before we became very busy notifying everyone Jan had repented .... uh, we mean, relented about retiring us (thanks, every kitty, woofie, hammie and human).

We, who never win anything, won a prize in Skeezix's Snuzzy comment contest. The Reality TV Handbook. We might give it to Jan for Halloween since we kitties and woofies already know how to do neat things, such as swallow a live bug. But this could be life-changing information for her! What a lovely prize for us to share with Jan. She's gonna love it! We're thinking we should give her a few live bugs with the book, just to start her off. After that, she'll have to catch her own bugs.

Crystal: I was the first to arrive, with Percy hot on my paws. Above the travel odors, I got a slight scent of cat.

Percy: Aha! I deduced this had to be our prize book from Skeezik. The smell of catnip was overpowering, even through the double bubble wrap envelopes. Who would have guessed he would send a book made from catnip?

Cyndi: We laid the items out. The book. (Jan doesn't know yet we're going to give it to her.) A postcard of Skeezix. A Skeezix pin. A Catster pin. (Jan definitely gets both of those! We can't wear pins.) And a decal and bookmark.

Cotton: I could smell the catnip but Crystal wouldn't let me near it.

Crystal: No one thought this old man had it in him but I claimed the entire bag of catnip as my own. And Jan had a time wrestling it away from me, even to take photos.

Cameron, walking away in disgust: Well, no use hanging around. Might as well wait until Crystal's ripped open the bag so we can all have some.

Rusty: Hey, why didn't someone wake me up and let me know you were finally going to open the package? I missed the photo session!

JFF kitties: Thank you, Skeezix. This is really nice. We were just expecting the book.

And now, we're off to catch some crickets to wrap with the book. Boy, is Jan ever going to be surprised. She's going to love this self-help present! She won't have to spend money buying meat at the store any more.


We were very honored and surprised to find Skeezix declared yesterday Funny Farm Friday.

We hope you will take a minute to stop by and read his post, as he expressed very well one of the major problems of blogging - time constraints. And while you're there, read some more posts, leave a message, donate a ham ... You know, be neighborly.

Skeezy, We all send {{{{hugs}}}} back to you and your mom. And thank you for sharing your own experience us.

(s) "The Funny Farmers" (We kinda like that name, Skeez.)
Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Samaritan


  1. (((Hugs))), those look like great prizes. We think Jan is going to have tons of fun learning to eat bugs. Really nice of you to catch a few for her to get her started. ~S,S & C

  2. Those are some kool prizes you gots! Good luck on your cricket hunt!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

  3. Kool Prizes!

    Mom and I are making rounds today thanking everyone that sent condolences when my OWCB Texas passed. Thank you, you were a real comfort to my fambly when they needed you most.

  4. Congratz! That looks like an exciting prize.

    We think it's good your mom will be able to share in the fun of bug-eating now, but we think you should continue to bring her bugs, at least occasionally. It's always good to impress and flatter your human with gifts! Then she will have to give you one in return!

    Abby & Stygia

  5. We can almost smell the nip! So many wonderful blogs, so little time. Mom gave up her daily blog (except for the very occasional post) because we wanted to keep ours!

  6. Did you mention ham!?!? That's my best friend Huffle's favorite food.
    Cool prizes - I love the pix of you kitties going through everything!
    Play bows,

  7. Those are great prizes. Jan's going to have fun catching her own bugs. We've been catching and eating grasshoppers today, then when mum told us it was time to go back in the garden, we didn't want to.

  8. I'm sorry, you lost me after 'nip'...

  9. Skeezix is one special Mancat!

  10. Wat a great prize yoo won. An why were you leafin us gain? I didna like dis.

  11. Don't furgit to take a pikcher of yer mom eeting bugs!!!!

  12. Yeah, I cant wait to see the BUGS !! Wowee.

  13. What wonderful prizes! HURRAH FOR THE FUNNY FARM!!!

  14. Nice prizes! Our dog likes catnip, too.

    I hope you enjoyed your short retirement. Welcome back!

  15. What wonderful prizes from Skeezix! I bet Jan will be thrilled when she opens her gift and finds live crickets in it...and delighted when she finds out that she doesn't need to buy meat from the store anymore. You ares such thoughtful kitties and woofies.

  16. Looks like you all took turns checking out the prizes that arrived at your place. Also looks like plenty of things to go around for all.

  17. Wow, dat looks like a bunch of great stuff! We know about da time contraints, mom spends a lot of hours at da shelter now and neglects us.

  18. doze ar grate prizez ... but da gratest prize frum skeez iz hiz frendship.
    i remember wen he wuz gointa stop bloggin becuz sumthin happened inna contest. i wuz so disturbed.
    skeez iz instrumental in mi bloggin ... i luv him.
    an he'zza grate speller.
    pee ess ... i'm glad jan decided to continyoo bloggin.

  19. Nice prize. I'm sure Jan will love it!

    love & wags,

  20. Oh, great prizes, Skeezy is so kind! I'm so glad you're still with us, you are loved:) xxx

  21. I want a book.. MOMMY!

  22. MMmmm catnip. I love that stuff too. Maybe your mom will like it too after she eats her bugs!! What if she turns into a cat? Do be careful.

  23. Congratulations on your prizes!! Those are cute photos of Crystal claiming the nip all for himself :-D


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