Monday, December 29, 2008

Music Monday



I've only recently discovered this comic group "Flight of the Conchords", and I'm really enjoying their style and diversity.

Happy New Year everyone!
Peace!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Happy Holidays



Anela here: Isn't it lovely of my Number Two Cat Slave to put Christmas ornaments of me all over the family Christmas tree? I'm sure there must be many packages for me underneath the tree since I made my magic spell when the tree first came to our home. I laid underneath the tree, and everyone commented how cute I looked there. Little did they know, I was making cat magic.

And then POOF! One by one by one packages started arriving under the tree, and this was MY magic spell which called these packages/gifts forth!

For all my Cats on Tuesday friends around the world, I send you holiday greetings and BIG purrs. I send a huge cuddle and purr to the Greatest Cat Lady, Gattina, who began Cats on Tuesday. Gattina's a famous cat artist, and maybe one day she'll paint me!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Music Monday--Enya


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Monday, December 08, 2008

Music Monday--Nat King Cole



Happy Holy Daze!

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Anela on TV

Anela here: at long last I've achieved my goal of becoming a cat television personality! My Number Two Cat Slave was my agent, and she managed to get me my very own show. Now all my cat friends around the world can listen to me expound upon my favorite subjects and read to them stories from the famous compendium of cat stories, "Catfantastic".

Mahalo Nui Loa Basha for this wondrous book! You really 'get' cats!

Music Monday--Whitney Houston


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Healing


Anela here: My Number Two Cat Slave has been sick this past week and making a heck of a lot of noise with loud, continuous coughing. Then her coughing stopped, and she stopped making any sound! I overheard my other slaves saying she had laryngitis. They looked very worried.

That's when I knew I had to step-up my purring and heal her with my purrs. She loves for me to purr, and so I knew this would be a good thing, if only to make her happy. My purring seemed to work, plus she gave me MORE cat treats, so this was a win-win for both of us.

I looked over her shoulder one day when she was looking very intensely at the computer, and this is what I discovered she was reading: How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You

Shocking! I'm not that kind of cat! If anything, I need to purr more often!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Music Monday--Etta James



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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Music Monday wtih Iz



Although Bruddah Iz has passed over the rainbow, his voice still enchants us and makes us rememeber what a wonderful world we have.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

I'm contributing my decorated peace globe to Mimi's Blog Blast for Peace, and here's the symbolism behind my design:

I added a peacock feather because peacock feathers are associated with good luck, protection, and peace. In Japan & China this feather is an attribute of the goddess Kwannon (Kuanyin). The frog is incorporated into the design because peace is joyful and part of our inborn innocence.

And here's one of my favorite Peace Prayers:

"PRAYER OF PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
"

St. Francis of Assisi



Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Voting


Anela here: so I'm lying on my favorite sunbed minding my own business and dreaming of cat castles when suddenly my Number Two Cat Slave plops this black headband with an Obama pin on my head and then snaps my picture.

Does this mean she likes this dude Obama? I'd say so if she's using me as her prop! As long as Obama likes cats and is good to them, he has my vote!

In the meantime, I'm dreaming of better days for America.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday--Starred Pumpkin

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Cats On Tuesday



Anela here: It's MY day again--Cats on Tuesday!

Everything has settled back into 'normal' in my home again, and I have nothing to complain about. I lead a privileged life, and even though I hear talk from my Cat Slaves with words like 'depression', 'economic down-turn', 'recession', and such, my cat bowl is still full everyday, and my Temptation treats are delivered right on schedule.

Worse come to worse, us cats know how to stalk and forage, and there are plenty of geckos, field mice, and birds to keep us Maui cats going. It's said that the most likely animals to survive a crisis in the world are cats.

However, I hope the economy doesn't get so bad that my Temptations treats aren't shipped to Maui anymore-- ya see, I'm addicted to them. Survival is one thing, but not having my daily quota of treats would be a serious CRISIS.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Anela Recovers


Anela here: I'm normally NOT a fighter! I'm a Diva!

However, in my attempt to defend my turf several days ago, I was forced to mix it up with another cat who nicked me with his claw right under my left eye. Can you see the darkness under my eye in the photo above?

My cat slaves have been healing me and giving me lots of extra attention. They even considered (gasp!) taking me to the vet. When I heard them discussing this unwarranted step, I quickly sent them a powerful hypnotic stare which put them into a zone where they forgot this horrendous idea! Humans are so easy!

I agreed to pose for this photo only after much coaxing from my Number Two Cat Slave and her promises to give me more Temptations treats.

As the saying goes, "Work It!", and I'm milking my temporary under-eye injury/tattoo for all I can!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Cats On Tuesday--Anela Relaxes


Anela Here: Yay...it's MY day again--Cats On Tuesday, my favorite day of the week because I get to tell my side of the story.

Since my Cat Slaves returned home, I've been soooo happy and relaxed again. The photo of me lounging in the sun (above) is very typical of my usual resting style during the day--paws reaching for the sky as I lay on my back.

As I relax, my Number Two Cat Slave runs around the home tidying things, refreshing my cat bowls, clanging her Tibetan bell and beating her Indian drum to clear energies. I must say she is a very neat housekeeper and attentive to small details. When it comes to cleaning up my white cat hair which falls on the floor, she is quick to vacuum. She doesn't much care for my cat hair when it's not on my body I take it.

I stick much closer to my Cat Slaves now they've returned from their vacation. I appreciate them so much more and want to let them know I prefer it when they're home. Who says that cats are cold, unfeeling creatures doesn't know cats! We simply express in a different way than do dogs.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Anela Is Lonely


Anela here: Well, my Humans took yet another vacation and left me HOME ALONE! Of course, they made sure the cat-sitter came in every day and took care of my needs, but it simply wasn't the same without them to boss around.

They finally came home, and I complained and complained LOUDLY to express my dismay at being left alone without their services. I wouldn't shut up until I gave it to them good---at least three days of continuous yapping at them. That felt really good!

My Number Two Cat Slave told me they had met many nice cats in Ecuador when they visited there, and she even had the nerve to post a photo of one (above) on my cat page. Imagine! She thinks this cat looks like it's smiling, but I know better. I could caption that expression very well!

Next week my Cat Slave promises to post more photos of me, and she apologizes to all of you for her absence and lack of Cat On Tuesday posts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Anela Poses


Normally when I approach Anela with my camera, she doesn't much care to have her picture taken, and she either gives me a disgusted look or bends her head down to avert the camera lens or runs away.

For today's Cat On Tuesday, my plan was to photograph Anela napping on her favorite double dragon rug.

However, the moment I snuck-up on her with my camera in hand, her eyes opened ever so slightly, and she caught me in my paparazzi mode! Busted!

She then twisted her body and raised her paws to this pose above. I laughed so hard! She was seriously posing for her photo op!

This is the NEW Anela who wants an alluring photo of herself!

Have your cats POSED for you too?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Anela Sez Phooey On Football Parties


Anela Here: As you may recall from my last post, I was looking forward to the Big Party my slaves were throwing so that I'd get more attention! Well, lemme tell ya: I stayed away until the party was over. My Cat Tribe wasn't there in human form!

Cats know their slaves...err, the human race. When people come around who are 'cat-people', cats gravitate to them. The signal goes out over the Cat-Dar! Not so at this recent party!

There weren't even enough good cat vibes left over even after everyone left the party to enjoy sniffing! I overheard the party people talking about football season. How boring! Cats could care less about football! Football is a stupid human sport where humans bash one another in ritual fashion to big noise from other human football fans. Puhlease! Cats are so over this primitive form of abuse.

Cats prefer philosophical discussions, poetry, music, laughter, dance, and romance.

And there was very little of the above at my slaves party. Granted, laughter was there to some degree. I laughed at the fools from the bushes. Heh heh.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Anela Awaits The Party


Anela Here: I'm very excited because my Cat Slaves are throwing a BIG party, and I LUVS parties. This gives me the opportunity to sniff people up on my territory which feels comfortable to me. And this saves me the time to go looking for people to give more MORE attention.

My Numero Duo Cat Slave has been moving everything around in preparation for this party, and she barely gives me any attention at all. My bed has been moved twice already, and I overheard her talking that she's even going to move my cat bowl the night of the party! She'll probably hide it somewhere out of sight, and I'll have to search for it. Sigh!

How do you like the Warhol-esque photo montage she made from my photo? You can barely recognize it's me--Queenie Anela. It's kinda like I'm feeling right now--invisible!

However, on party night I won't be invisible. Everyone will notice me. I'll make sure of that!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cats On Tuesday--Anela Yearns


Anela Here: It's MY day again today--Cats On Tuesday! My Cat Slave hasn't taken any recent photos of me because she's been too busy preparing for the arrival of yet another Cat Slave to temporarily live with us. I like this incoming Cat Slave as she knows just how to pet me, plus she likes to spend time with me telling me how wonderful I am.

While awaiting her arrival, I pester my other Cat Slave to keep clicking the Random Kitten Generator so I can recall what it was like to be young again. I imagine myself as a young, adorable kitten where the world is my catnip. Oh to be young again!

I softly hum the tune to "Memories" from the musical "Cats" and yearn to be young again.

And how about you? Are you having a cat-fastic summer?