Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Winners are.....

Well our group of judges obviously had quite the sense of humor as the winner is unanimous as Baby Mao pooing in the daffodils!  They felt his natural attention to the needs of Spring just announced such a feeling of the winter moving into the growth of Spring.  Baby Mao wins the Millie Bed!  He will probably never see it however as I have a sneaking suspicion that Yao-lin may claim it as his own winnings.  

For our second place winner the judges were a little more divided but felt that the sweetness and simplicity of Doorydoo's entry was just too lovely not to recognize.  The sunbeam and the lovely poem made the judges feel the sun on her furs.  Doorydoo wins a handmade purr pad from Siamese Rescue which she can hopefully enjoy many future Spring sunbeams upon. 
And third place the judges took a lot of consideration into the weather this year.  One of our judges lives in the far north of Maine and all of them are just sick and tired of winter.  They want bright happy things just like Derby's entry provided.  Derby wins a prize pack of goodies from Siamese Rescue!

Meowmy decided she wanted to give an award to one of her favorite entries so we award a special runner up place to MoMo since her entry was just so philosophical, beautiful, and expressive.  (MoMo if you contact Meowmy she wants to get you a little something special).

Queen Snickers chose the winners for her special handmade nip toys in honor of her two sons born in the Spring.  The ginger winner is Jimmy Joe
and the tuxie winner is Samantha.  

Of course the judges felt that every entry was wonderful and had a really really hard time choosing the top 3.  They really wanted to award special awards to the rest of the Top 11.

Most viewer votes (and good choice in food) Daisy!
Best use of lyrics and photography together is Lucy from Artsy Catsy!
Most handsome and obviously selfless entry would be Yao-lin.
Most energetic entry is Tripper.
Most creative way to interpret the coming of Spring- Mao.
Most likely to get the best Easter Basket (besides Fiona and Lando who got SERIOUS awws from the juges) is Skeezix.
Best use of Song andSunbeam is Rocky from Artsy-Catsy.  

Again thank you to ALL of the entries, voters, supporters, and just those who enjoyed this fun with us.  Spring is so much closer now so hopefully we can all continue to enjoy the joy of the season.  And thanks to Sammy, Miles, and Bill for being our inspiration for the contest.  
We're totally going to work on some badges for everyone but we didn't want to keep anyone in more suspense.  Will the top three please e-mail us simplysiameseATgmailDOTcom with your info so we can send you your prizes directly from Siamese Rescue?    

The Top Ten!

Here are the results of our popular vote. These are the top 11 cats who received the most votes. I was very excited that nearly every entry had at least one vote. You all did such a fabulous job with your entries.

Here is a rough list of the tip 11 in NO particular order which will now be sent off to our panel of impartial judges. Winners will be announced tonight! 

Remember the Meezers are the real winners here as we were able to raise $118 donated by my Meowmy and Skeezix/Mao/Rocky/Tripper's FL who donated $40 to the cause! That's a total of $158 all while we had fun celebrating Spring.

Lucy (Artsy Catsy)
Baby Mao
Rocky (Artsy Catsy)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Time to Vote!

Please Keep Voting!!!
(We reserve the right to delete comments at anytime to keep this a bit more interesting ;)- Thanks for the idea Karl from the Cat Realm!)

Wow, what a great turnout we've had. We had a total of 68 entries! We want to thank everyone for entered, we hope you enjoyed this contest, I know we did. I'm actually pretty sure it brought my Meowmy out of the winter blahs which is a good thing.

So all of the prize money (totaling $118 goes right to the Meezers (and Bill)! We are so proud of the turnout from everyone, we never dreamed it would get this high!

But....3 lucky entries are also going to get prize packages from Siamese Rescue Center!

First prize will be a Millie Bed! (if you already have one, something else can be arranged if you prefer)

Second prize is a purr pad! (I don't think you can ever have too many of those)

Third prize is a prize pack of nifty toys and maybe some nip.

Bonus Prizes: Queen Snickers would like to sponsor best Ginger and Tuxie in honor of her two Spring born sons. The winners will be judged by Queen Snickers and her mom and each receive a handmade nip toy!

Here's how voting will work. Every blogging cat/woofie/bun in a household is entitled to one vote. You can not vote for yourself or your immediate family members. Place your vote in the comments section of THIS POST in the following format so that my poor Meowmy (who has to work late every day this week) can easily figure stuff out:
Latte votes for "Skeezy's Spring" (Your name and the TITLE of the post not just the name of the cat/woofie/bun)

You will have until March 8th (Saturday Night) to cast your votes. After the close of voting we will have a panel of 3 human judges pick winners from the top 10 viewers votes (none of the judges are affiliated with Cat Blogging so this should be interesting!). Winners will be announced on the evening of March 9th (anywhere from 5pm-11:59pm).

Monday, March 3, 2008

Fat Eric's entry

Trumpets of yellow

Leaves in my garden
Smelling fresh

Enjoying the spring breeze

Persephone's entry

I don't go out anymore
When Mommy opens the door
Yesterday the warm
My paws, did not harm
The cold came back and I ROAR...

Hey, Spring! Get back here!!! I wasn't done with you yet!!!

Mao's Poem: Spring Suks

by Maobert Nichols

Spring suks cuz I'm grownded forever.
Spring suks cuz I go owtside never
Unless I go on a stoopid strole
Wich suks cuz the stroler smells like Rocky's poophole.
And I have to share it with Skeezix the rat
Who insists on the frunt seet not the bak
and I'm the topcat so I shood git to pik.
Jeez, Skeeze is as irritayting to me as a tik.
So win Spring gits sprung I git reel krabby
Cuz I wunt to go owtside. Maybey I shood rite deer abbey.
A mancat needs to rome and to servay his domain
But I can't cuz I'm on Prozak and boy is that a pain.
I sleep a millyun howrs owt of evry singul day
Win I shood be owtside soaking up evry last sun ray.
So that's why Spring suks. And that's why my life it suks as well,
Can yoo see I'm waring my kranky pants? Yeah, I knew yoo cood tell.
Spring suks.


My Blog:

Jack's entry

Spring, spring, oh where have you gone
Warm came, I thought spring had won
I'm tired of snow
The cold's got to go
When will this winter move on?

Queen Snickers' Search For Spring

Outside at last, I search for signs that spring is coming.
The grass under my paws is still brown and crunching.

Wildflowers are growing this must be a sign.
Spring will you be here on time?

A cool wind blows and ruffles my furs.
I can’t wait for lush grass to curl in and purr!

This cute little Henbit sure smells sweet.
But I don’t think I’ll eat it as an afternoon treat!

Spring I am waiting and watching for you!
Come quickly and make my world anew!

The Kiaton Empire luvs Spring

We luv Spring cuz it means we can go outside and stay there ALL DAY!!!!

There's also lots of leaves growing and birdies to chase. Its our purrfect play place!!!!

Happy Spring!!!!


                                                                       Rossetti and Kirara
                                                                          of The Kiaton Empire

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Spring Has Sprung for Jake

SPRING: a time of rebirth, new beginnings, a fresh start, and

Mr. Tigger-One with the Grass

Samantha's Springtime Fun

What spring means to me

Here is a picture of the one that came before Butterscotch in Spring. This will be my first spring. Spring is about newness and birth of life. All the flowers regrowing and the trees turning green and the snow going bye bye. I am lying in a nice warm sun spot waiting for more to come.

Spring please come soon


Skeezy's Spring

The best part of Spring is that it is the start of Strolling Seezin, and me and my big bruther Mao git to go strolling almost evry day. Mao has finely gottin the hang of SHARING the frunt seet, so it promisses to be a good strolling seezin.

Spring also meens SPRING FASHUNS and that meens SHOPPING!!!!! So I pull owt my kyoot pink purse with the spangles and I look inside for my VISA card, and I go shopping on the innernets for kyoot clothes!!!!!

And then thare's Easter. I'm hoping I'll spot the Easter bunny this yeer. Maybe Fiona will put in a good werd for me. The best part abowt Easter is that I git to watch my faverite Easter moovey, Easter Parade with JUDY GARLUND!!!! And yoo all know how much I love Judy Garlund and a good moovey with lots of show toons!

---Skeezix the Cat

My blog:

Tripper the Psyko Stray Cat Spring Lover




What makes a good Easter Bunny? By Fiona Bun

  • Lavender breath,
  • Binkies and
  • the happiness of giving to others

Ode to Lavender by Lando Bun

You taste good; Chomp!

Somewhere My Love ...

Somewhere My Love, there is a sign of Spring
Although the snow, covers most everything

The calendar on the wall, says it's March, we know
But the grass is still covered, in several feet of snow

Somewhere My Love, there are birds that sing
All we've got now, is indoor birdies on a string

For now, we will play in the snow
Cause there's no sign of Spring, in Northeast O-hi-o!

Someday, we'll see the sun again, we hope
Someday, whenever the Spring breaks through!!

- adapted from the lyrics to "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)" from Doctor Zhivago, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, music by Maurice Jarre

The Furry Bambinos: Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Farmer Beezer's Spring Report

Hi there fellow Farmers!
Beezer here with the Spring Has Sprung report.
Whether you are a big time farmer with a whole garden or just have a windowsill in an apartment, like me, its time to start thinkin' about the cat grass plantin' season.

This season I tried somthin' new. I had mine mombean go to the health food store to get my seeds. Here is what she got:
Its called 'Organic Sprouting, Hard Red Wheat Berries'.
What that means is its all natural, nothing added, and ready to grow.
Now there are 2 kinds of Red Wheat, hard and soft; tell ya the truth I don't know what the difference is, but the hard kind is workin' great for me. Oh, and 'Berries' is just fancy way to say 'seed'. Just have your bean go in to the health food store and ask for 'wheat grass seeds', make sure ya tell 'em its fur growin' yer own, and I'm sure they can help you out.
Best of all it only costs 59 cents a pound! Heck, a little envelope package at the garden store, only enough for 1 plantin' was over 2 bucks! This is a real bargain. We got enough for 4 or 5 or even 6 plantin's for less than 25 cents. I'm sure that you can find that in the sofa cushions.

Here is what it looked like a week after plantin':
Startin' to come up nice huh?

A few days later it looked like this:
Ready for a test nibble I'd say.
Mmmmm, Mmm, Mmmm! Nothin' beats the taste of home grown green goodness.

So, give it a try you'll be glad ya did!

Boni Maroni's Spring

Spring is good
Spring is best
Spring is better
Than all the rest

Sunspots are best in spring, you know.

by Boni Maroni of HotMBC

Tiger Lily's Entry

Spring Cleaning with Flowers

Stems are for flossing
Your teeth 'till they’re glossy.

Petals so fragrant
Are better than breath mints.

Leaves chewy and green
Keep your mouth feeling clean.

Patiently waiting;
The left side is mine.

The humans will blink
And quick as a wink
We will eat you.

by Tiger Lily and Ruckus

two meowers "think spring

spring's not sprung,
the grass ain't riz,
but we know where
the robins is!

they's in our yard
lookin' for bugs an'
werms wifout stoppin'.

outside our window
they flutter an' cheep--
an' tic us off,
'cause they're outta reach!

Jimmy Joe's Entry

The winter was grey and dreary
But I kept our home warm and cheery
Through snow and wind and sleets.

But I think that spring is coming
With blooms blooming and the sun sunning
So Easter Bunny, I'm ready for my treats!

By Jimmy Joe of Ithaca, NY

Spring Comes Early in San Francisco

Here I am napping in the sun with pretty tulips. If you biggify me, the flowers are even prettier.

My blog can be found at


Beau Beau & Angie's - Oh Magnolia Tree

The brightness of Spring flowers
brings wonderful things
our Magnolia tree
warmth of sunshine
warmth of friends

Oh Magnolia tree
our harbinger of Spring
looking at your pretty flowers
makes our hearts sing

Beau Beau & Angie

Unrequited Love

This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.

I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.

And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that’s gone astray, and is lost.

D.H. Lawrence

Dearest Skittles, The Huntress

I'm still in love with you, although SlyCat is your boyfriend. My heart continues to be on fire for you. Here is a lovely photo of me in your garden, waiting for one short glimpse of your sleek tabby silhouette. SlyCat lives thousands of miles away.....

But I am here for you!!!!

Be my girlcat!

Sam, The Marmalade Cat

The Light and Lightness of Spring

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That silence cannot overtake,
But human nature feels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.

E. Dickenson

p.s. Is that a Point Loma Parrot??? Yum, I'm drooling!

Skittles, The Huntress
The Whole Kitten Kaboodle

Friday, February 29, 2008

Socks, Scylla & Charybdis ~ Spring is......................

Spring is kittens

Spring is ..........................trees to climb

Spring is .........................birds at the bird feeder and a sunny spot. I love to feel the warm sun on my fur, and a basket full of clean laundry in the sunshine is the perfect spot for a nap. Especially since I can watch the birds when I wake up.

Spring is and picnics.

Spring is ......................butterflies at the Whiskers' Memorial Butterfly Garden

Spring is .........................freshly mown grass and friends to play with.

You can find us at Alasandra & The Cats.

Beau's Spring

Ah Spring!
Chirpy Birds and Sun spots
Times yet this year
I still have not seen!
Ah Spring!
Where is thy green?

Outside in Our Enclosure

This morning was perfect Spring-like weather to lie around in our new enclosure soaking up the shade clouds and sniffing the breezes and listening to the fev-vers at the fev-ver feeder. If you click to biggify on Reno's picture, you'll notice the Aristocrat Pear tree is just about ready to burst into bloom.

Luf, Us