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One Cat About To Be Famous After ALL!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Breaking News! – Read this e-mail exchange, below. Can’t wait to see which little Cheesehead Cat of mine is about to be honored on I’ll keep you posted. And I WILL turn than frown upside down, Thank you very much!!

From: Mario Garza []

Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:10 PM

To: Kelly Kxxxx

Subject: Re: Cheesehead cats

Turn that frown upside down! Actually, one of your pictures is about to be posted. Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions sometimes it can take a while for images to be posted…in this case about 5 days. Thanks for the great submissions, I’ll talk to you soon. Take care., – Mario –



From: Kxxxx, Kelly

Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:44 PM

To: ‘’

Subject: Cheeseheads Cats

Sigh. The pictures I sent in haven’t been posted, so I presume that my cheesehead cat pictures (I e-mailed them on 3/17) didn’t meet the rigorous standards. I moved to Wisconsin and was trying to get the cats in the spirit of being Green Bay Packer (cheesehead) fans. If the reason the pictures I submitted weren’t posted was based purely on formatting, let me know and I’ll try again. If I don’t hear from you, I’ll sadly conclude that my cats being humiliated didn’t pass the scrutiny. I guess my cats won’t get to be famous.

Thanks, anyway.


Cats Not Famous Yet

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

So far, my submission of Jimmy’s and Minnie’s pictures to’s site has not yet been accepted. Perhaps this is just not the stuff of great photography. I can accept that I may have been a little biased in thinking that these were cool. (But Thank You, Nicole, for your kind words!)

Also, the promised pictures of Paul and his Daddy’s Girl are coming soon. She’s less anxious when he’s not around, but is still breaking into tears if he comes into the room and then leaves again. That girl loves her Dad!

Cheeseheads On My Cats

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Whew. I learned today that I am not the only person in the world who likes to “decorate” her cats from time to time. Some of you may recall the picture we included in Holiday cards some years back, of our felines sporting mini-Santa hats.

And then there was the supreme effort that went into
these –>
lovely images that document Jimmy and Minnie as official Green Bay Packer Fans and Cheeseheads.

I took these shortly after we moved to Wisconsin. I worked so hard, at the time, to make the little hats. And I worked even harder to get them each to sit still during the numerous attempts at capturing their images on a green background, with a tiny football prop during their respective photo sessions.

My goal at the time was to submit their pictures to a the Page-a-Day Cat calendar for consideration (they offer a contest). I never heard from the calendar folks. Hmmmph! But, finally, I have submitted these pictures to a site that will appreciate them. A site for people like me who like to put “stuff” on their cats!

The motto of is Cats + Stuff = Awesome. 
Silly as it is, I have to agree.
A peek around the site indicates that a lot of people who submit pictures to the site take the word “on” quite literally, however. They just seem to set as many loose items onto their cat as the creature will permit, and then take a picture. Forgive me if I’m being immodest, but fashioning and/or applying an actual hat seems to be taking this art to a higher level.¬†
Well, anyway, we’ll see if Jimmy and Minnie finally achieve the recognition they deserve for their humiliation by having their cheesehead pictures published on StuffOnMyCat.Com.
And even if they don’t, I suppose they’ve already gotten some good enough feedback. Someone left a comment on Minnie’s cheesehead picture on Flickr recently. They called her the “World’s most beautiful mousetrap.” Yes. If Minnie could get a mouse out of the deal, I’m sure she would enjoy that.

Politically Incorrect Poll

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Last week, U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team Member, Johnny Weir, stated that he is “Princessy” as far as travel is concerned and that the “underdecorated” Olympic Village is not to his liking. With the exception of the inestimable Rudy Galindo, I haven’t given the topic of the sexual orientation of Male Figure Skaters much thought – until this year, that is. For some reason, it’s now all I can think about as I’m watching the performances. Well, OK, I also admire the performances and do my own home-judging about the skaters’ athleticism, skill, and program execution. But I’ve also just been wondering, this week, whether it’s true, or not, as skating judge Jon Jackson has said, that figure skating is the “gayest sport in America.” I know, I know. This is a terribly petty and reproachable curiosity. What can I say. I’m a perverse voyeur. I’ll take my chances with Karma. And now you can weigh in anonymously and TAKE MY POLL!!

(Although I update it when I visit, the poll box below doesn’t automatically sync with the current tally. So after you vote [or even if you don’t], click on the “Click here to view current results” to see them. OR, you can go straight to the poll’s page at this link.)

Kelly’s Politically Incorrect Winter Olympics Poll When Watching Male Figure Skaters Perform, Do You Find Yourself Wondering About Their Sexual Orientation?
¬† Of COURSE! I mean all the sequins and the glitter…?!

  Uh, NO РWhat kind of a weirdo question is this, anyway

¬† It may have crossed my mind in the past, but I don’t focus on it

  The solo male skaters, sure, but not the guys who dance in a pair with a woman

¬† Who Cares!? Can’t we just all get along?!

  This Poll by kskuglitsch
Click here to view current results

Top10 Things Jim, the Cat, Hates:

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

10. The neighbor’s Great Dane

9. Having to come inside after eating grass in the yard

8. Seeing Minnie, the cat, play with his catnip Trout toy

7. “The Claw” – a cruel little game Paul plays with him

6. Thunder

5. The spray bottle full of water

4. Empty blister packs

3. (newest fear) The dropper for the Baby Tylenol (he really hates this one now; not sure how that happened)

2. The smell of any citrus

And the number one thing hated by Jimmy the Cat, who will run out of the room if he even thinks he may encounter it, is…

1. The smell or sight of toothpaste, the toothpaste tube, or anything associated with these (including seeing any human swishing liquid in his or her mouth)

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