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Adventures of a Suburban Kitty: May 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Musing - Prizes!

I'm a very bad kitty. I'm way behind on posting about some prizes I won. One of them because the weather didn't cooperate, the others because I've just been lazy about blogging. *embarrassed*

So here they are. The first one I have to tell you about is my Kritter Kondo. I won it back in December, but didn't get to use it until a few weeks ago. The weather was just too yucky to be out on the ground. So here are the first pictures of me in my Kritter Kondo!

Mom's not the world's est photographer, so she couldn't get the camera to focus on me instead of the netting, but that's me! I spent about 20 minutes in the Kondo, and then EK got a turn.

For some reason, he's easier to see. He took a long time to come out of the tent, and then kept trying to crawl in mom's lap despite the netting. He didn't stay outside very long at all.

Candy didn't get a turn cuz she had a stroller ride that day so already got to be outside. Since then we've mostly had rain, so she still hasn't gotten a turn. But she will!

The next prize I have to tell you about is from @coloradocatnip. They make wonderful toys and things for kitties and they have fresh organic catnip in them. Here are Candy and I playing with the new toys.

The last prize I have to show you is the medal we won from the 2011 Teddy Olympics. We all entered, but EK wouldn't wear the medal for a picture, so there's just Candy and me.

Finally, I'm all caught up! Happy Sunday!

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Some fun from Hill's and a giveaway!

I'm so excited I just can't believe it. I got this message from the folks at Hill's:

"We can give 15, 7lb bags of food to your readers. Here’s the info we’d like to share with them as well. Thanks!"

That's right my furriends. 15 winners! Can you believe it! I can't believe they picked my little blog for this. I'm very honored.

Hill's is doing this for a furry impawtant reason. We kitties are prone to hairballs, and we all know how dangerous they can be. A stuck hairball can make a kitty very very sick. I'll let the Hill's folks tell you the rest. 

"Hairballs are serious, but Hill’s has found a fun way to build awareness of the problem of hairballs…Join Hill’s in the battle against hairballs!

Just as Hill’s created the innovation of hairball control cat food ( ), the company is now leading the field with a branded consumer game on Facebook….Hairball Battle. Strategically, this game is an exciting and innovative opportunity to interact with consumers in a new way to build upon hairball awareness.

Playing the game is simple. Choose one of our hilarious hairballs and cough them up on your friends! But watch out, they’ll be able to retaliate! Silly, sloppy and a bit disgusting—it’s the most fun friends of felines can have without leaving Facebook!

Please support our game by clicking the Battle link below. Then fight to the yucky finish as we generate awareness of our hairball control products in a unique way. Watch your step!

P.S. Dog lovers, don’t be shy—you can play, too!"

Here's how to enter for giveaway - leave a comment telling me you'd like to enter. I know from last time that lots of pals will leave comments that don't want to be in the giveaway, so it's real impawtant you say you want to enter in your comment. I'll take comments for one week and announce the winner on June 5th. One entry per household. Sorry to my international furriends, but recipients must live in the U.S.A.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Musings - Evie Goes to Idaho Springs

Happy Sunday! I'm turning the blog over to Evie today so she can tell you about the trip she took last weekend.

Evie here. I got to go on a car trip with Mom and her furriend, Chris. We went to a town called Idaho Springs. It's an old mining town not very far west of Denver. From the highway you can see what's left of some of the mine openings and some other mining equipment that's been left behind. But I'm getting ahead of myself, so let me start with the drive.

Mom and Chris are not big fans of taking the highway. They like to drive through Clear Creek Canyon instead. It's very pretty and much more fun. There's a creek running through it. Right now the creek is low, but in just a couple of weeks it will be running very high and fast. That's when the snow melts and fills all the rivers, streams, and creeks. That's the water that flows into the reservoirs, too.

When you go through the canyon you have to go through three tunnels. People used to honk their horns in the tunnel. Beep, beep beep beep beep, beep, beep. Now they don't. But if no one else is in the tunnel, Mom and Chris honk the horn anyway. It's fun and always make me laugh.

The main things we went to see were this water wheel and waterfall. If you biggify the picture of the statue, it will tell you all about the water wheel and the man who built it. He was a bit odd and it's a funny read.
Here I am riding in Mom's camera pack. It was a great place to see everything from. I'm glad I got to ride in the pack. I don't think my little legs could have kept up with Mom & Chris.

We went higher up the mountain to Chicago Creek. Mom & Chris always have to find someplace to stick their feet in the water. It doesn't matter how cold the water is, they're gonna stick their toes in. As you can see by their faces, the water was pretty cold. They're so silly.

When they were done freezing theirs toes off we had a lovely snack of strawberries and plums.

This is some of what we saw while we were out. We saw pussy willow just starting to bloom. Mom managed to catch a picture of a bird in flight, and another one sitting on a wire. We saw lots of hawks flying, but they were so high they look like little dots in the pictures, so I'm not using any of those shots.

There's one place Mom and Chris always have to stop when they're in Idaho Springs - Tommyknocker Brewery and Pub. They always have to get beer or soda to take home. This time Mom got soda - Orange Cream & Root Beer. Both flavors are very delicious. They make other flavors, but those are Mom's favorites.

They make the beer right there where the restaurant is. Here I am in front of some of the vats where the beer is brewed.

Here I go getting ahead of myself again. *blushes*. On our way to Tommyknocker we passed a place that sells restored antique stuff, mostly stoves. They were so beautiful we had to take pictures of them. There were wood stoves and some of the earliest gas stoves and radiators. Can you imagine a place taking the time to make a stove or radiator look that beautiful today? The lady that ran the store said that the rich people used to buy these fancy stoves to show off their wealth.

So that's my latest trip to the mountains. I'll turn the blog back over to Pumpkin now.

Well pals, sounds like Evie had quite the trip. Sometimes I wish I could take car trips and see all these cool things, but I'm not a big fan of riding in the car. I guess I'll have to live vicariously through Evie. MOL.

Have a great week!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Nutro Prize Winner

Let me start by saying Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there no matter how many legs, paws, wings, whatever your 'kids' have.

Ok folks. I said I'd announce the winner of the Nutro Prize drawing today, so here goes. I had 15 entries and I put all the names in a hat. Well, not literally. I used to pick the name. So here's the list as they randomized it:

List Randomizer

There were 15 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Boris Kitty
  2. Allie_Kittie
  3. Amy & the House of Cats
  4. Abby
  5. Sparkle
  6. Clarissa
  7. Oskar
  8. Sebastian
  9. Adelle Stavis
  10. @BadAndy_KittyKat
  11. Lily
  12. Lynx217
  13. MyFavoritePupJasmine
  14. Sami
  15. @MizzBassie
Timestamp: 2011-05-07 00:51:32 UTC
    As you can see, Boris Kitty is at the top of the list, so he wins the Nutro Prize Package! Concatulations my pal! Boris, I already have your snail mail addy, so I'll send it on to Nutro so they can send you your prize. I know which Nutro food you want a sample of, but I need to know what flavor Greenies you want, too.

    The weather finally turned nice here. Mom took Evie to the mountains yesterday. I'll turn the blog over to her next weekend so she can tell you all about it. Candy got a stroller ride this morning, and tonight when the yard is shady, Mom's gonna put up the Kritter Kondo and I'll get to go out in it for the very first time! I'll even take you on a picture tour of our yard. But I gotta get my lazy mom to get the pictures off the camera first. MOL

    Happy Sunday efurrybody!