Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I join the club - Rumbles

I get a bad rap around here as being the 'less than angelic' or 'occasionally naughty' kitty.

I reckon I have to change my image a bit, so I've tried mimicking Inigo (charter member of the 'Good Kitty Club' *snort*)

One of the things that Inigo does real well? He has excellent back-lighting!

And so, I give you... RUMBLES the GOOD kitty!!

Cue angelic music
Look! I can be a merekat AND angelic! 
Elongated Rumbles is super angelic

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yeah... HUSH Puppy - Inigo

Something you don't know about me... I love to diggy. Rumblemum can't understand why I do it, but I've always done it! When I hop on the bed, I dig the spot first before I sleep on it. When I stand on a magazine, I diggy it first.

In this case, Rumblemum thinks I'm showing the Hush Puppy who's boss...

First you must subdue the puppy

I'll show YOU hush! *diggy dig*

Sufficiently diggied

Friday, August 27, 2010

Have you met our pal... - Rumbles

Have you met our pal Dash Kitten?

Dash and his artist mummy do SO much stuff to help other animals, and I'm super glad to know them.

If you haven't met him yet you totally should!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

RUMBLEinspection - Rumblepurr

Rumbledad got a backpack to carry the new camera in. Of course I had to inspect it.

It's my job.

Nip goes in here?

Or maybe here?

I think I might just want to keep this bag...

Hmm, if I took these things out of the bag and hid them
maybe the flashy would stop?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bootiful new friends... Inigo

I managed to beat Rumbles to the email the other day, and I've met a BOOTIFUL new kitty blogger!!

Miss Clarissa is a lovely young lady... she has 14 brothers and sisters!! They have some great adventures, and a nice bloggy! She doesn't know many kitties out there, so if you have some time stop in and say hello to her (and don't tell Rumbles or he'll try to smooch her)

And now, photos of MEEEEEEE!!!

See that number on the speaker? That's my
handsome rating. I'm a 75/75 on the
handsome scale

You gotta have ruff

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Today, something different! - Inigo

We mentioned that Rumblemum was doing bake sales - she wanted me to share a recipe with you all!

She hadn't heard of these cookies before she moved here, they're called Afghans. They're so simple to make, they don't need eggs (Rumblemum doesn't like eggs) and they're SO NOMMY (so she says. I don't buy it because there isn't any tuna in them)

Here is her favorite recipe for them.

Ingredients for Biscuit:
200g softened butter
½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup plain flour
¼ cup Cocoa powder
2 cups cornflakes

Ingredients for Icing:
1/8 cup cream (heated)
150g White Choc Bits (or you can use dark choc or milk choc)
Hazelnuts (or walnuts)

Method for Biscuit:
Cream butter and sugar until coats the bowl. Add flour and cocoa and mix gently.
Add cornflakes and stir.
Form into large golfballs and press onto the tray
Bake at 180c for 15mins
When cold, top with while chocolate ganache and 1 hazelnut.

Heat cream to boiling point but do not boil. Add chocolate and stir till smooth. Cool before coating.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yesterday and today - Inigo

Yesterday was Rumbledad's birthday. It was BRILLIANT!! He stayed home with *ME, and we had late sleepy cuddles. Then we got up and watched American Football and nomed on cake by the heater all day!!

Today he left me alllll alone... in the cold... hardly any noms... This is the face I gave him as he was leaving.

Please sir..can I have some gruel?
I can't believe he left me...

*ok so maybe Rumbles was here too.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What do you do with a box of Rumbles?

Photograph it of course!!

How YOU doin'?

What's that you say? Tuna sale?

That's actually not as funny as you think it is.

Top o'the world ma!!
Zombie cat finds hunt for brains futile in this house...

For those that were wondering, Rumbledad got a Cannon EOS 500 D camera. And yes he is enjoying using it very much.

When Rumblemum pointed out that it would have been smarter to maybe get the camera BEFORE the model contest started rather than AFTER, Rumbledad mumbled something and walked away.... heh heh heh

Friday, August 13, 2010

And they announce a winner here - Inigo

Many congrats to the winner of the NZ Next Top Model Contest! Cruz the handsome Burmese (we dare say he looks like Misha!!) has taken the title.

It was a fantastically fun race, and we're really glad to have taken part. Rumbles was a little sad till he started getting LOTS of smoochies from all the bootiful girl cats - he seems much better now *sigh*

I know we keep saying this, but we really mean it - thanks to every single person that donated, commented, posted, or helped us in any way... it has meant so much to us that everyone has been so kind and supportive. If we tried for 20 years we'd never be able to express our gratitude. 

I'm glad things will be getting back to normal here, and I'll be on the blog lots!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

And the winner is...

Well, I won't know till tomorrow... but for everyone that voted/donated you get to find out now!!

I want to again thank every single person that has donated, voted, retweeted, posted my button, or had a kind word. Rumblemum is honestly so overwhelmed at all the kindness she's seen while in this contest. She wishes she had something to give everyone that's helped out... but you'll have to all settle for some SMOOCHIES from ME as a thanks!

An extra special thank you to Whskr, the brilliant artist that designed the Bastest piece. She's got so many other beautiful pieces in her etsy store - great for xmas gifts! She's been generous with her time and with her beautiful art... she's a very special human.

And now, using the miracle of the computerized draw system 'The Hat', I select a winner!
Well done to Lisa Lisa and the Cat Jam!!
Congrats you guys, I'll need to catch up with you for your details :)

Thanks again to you all. Anyone that wonders where all the good in the world has gone only needs to visit the animal blogosphere and animal twitterverse. Thanks to all the generosity out there we've managed to raise $2,100.00 as our final total for the charities!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Big news at the Rumblebum house - Inigo

Rumbledad bought a new camera!!!!! A REAL camera! Now we'll never get any peace!

So...with two handsome mancats the first photo he takes
is FAT DUCK???

This is more like it!!

Not too sure I like having another camera in the house...

Now some of you were wondering what we decided to call Fat Duck. We've decided to stick with Fat Duck - it just seemed appropriate. We loved all the suggestions we got tho!!! We also got him a friend - Fat Duck II.

The fat ducks do earn their keep around here - Rumblemum thinks they'll keep Rumbles from sitting on the speakers (the only real house rule - no cats on speakers)

Sunday, August 8, 2010


We've got $1,760 in donations now for the NZ Next Top Cat Model contest!

Rumblemum has been holding bake sales at her work every week, offering home baked cookies and cupcakes... she wasn't sure how much she'd raised (because there were a LOT of coins!) but on final count, it was a little over $400! (and so far nobody has sued her for giving them food poisoning, so that's a good thing too!)

This  makes us the top fundraiser so far in the contest! This is thanks to you, all my friends in the blogosphere that have donated and retweeted and blogged about us.

The whole contest has done very well (this should put the total at over $18,000 for all the kitties put together) and we're so proud of everyone that has entered. Everyone has worked SO hard and been such good sports.

Look ma! I'm in the paper!!
I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your patience, kind words, donations and support. It's nice to finally be in the home stretch of this contest!!

And a very special thank you goes out to our friends Dash Kitten and Whskr - they've spent so much time on promoting us and drumming up interest... we're very lucky to know them.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Look what came in the mail! - Rumbles and Inigo

OMC! Rumblemum wanted to get some nice cards done up of us to send out to people (she's thinking maybe for our Xmas cards!) and she ordered some to be specially made.

They arrived yesterday, and we're so thrilled! They're really lovely (of course they are, it's photos of  US!)

The store she got them from is here, and the artist is absolutely brilliant!!

You can't tell from this, but the card paper is so lovely, and there is really beautiful printing on the back of all the cards.

Many thanks again to Ingrid, she's done a lovely job, and we can't wait to start sending these out to BOOTIFUL girlcats!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Psst.... hey Khyra - Rumblepurr

Hey Khyra... He's on his way over to you, I just need to sort out shipping. Apparently you can't pay the post office in tunas.

On an unrelated note, I've been putting off answering some questions from my lovely friends Shiva and Jaya,...

1. Are you in love?!

Yes. I love my mummy. She comes home, gives me cuddles and gives me noms. The only way I could love her more would be if she didn't leave at all, ever.

2. Are you picky when it comes to the noms your human(s) serve(s) you?

No WAY! I love the noms!

3. Is there any music that hurts your kitty/doggy ears so much it makes you go meow or whoo?

Daddy had to run a speaker testing program the other day, I did not like that one bit!

4. If you ruled Planet Purrth, what would your policy look like?

Lots of cuddles with BOOTIFUL girlcats, and hot and cold running tunas.

5. Winter, spring, summer or fall? And why?

Spring! Cause there be sun puddles but it not too hot!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The truth about Inigo - Rumbles

 Shhh.. don't tell anyone... he's a SUPERHERO!!!

Up in the sky!! It's a bird! It's a plane!! It's

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The final run up to the deciding vote!

My friends... I know I keep saying it, but I really do appreciate every single thing that you've all done to help me out, and I'm sorry to keep being such a pest about the contest. It's been an excellent fundraiser for the charities, with over $17,000 being raised so far.

I've been super lucky to get support from a brilliant local artist. She's taken her most beautiful piece out of her shop to offer it here to help me with my model dreams!

Featuring the cat Goddess, this is a truly stunning piece of jewelery.

I'm going to be running a draw to win this piece (you can see more of it here)

To enter the draw, just comment on this post that you've voted for me and that will earn you one entry into the draw. If you make a donation, you'll get ten entries into the draw. if you have voted or donated before of course you'll be entered in the draw for the pendant - just leave me a comment to remind me and I'll make sure you're entered. :)

Once again, 100% all donations are going to my charities - the SPCA and the Cats Protection League.

I'll be doing the draw on the 12 Aug, when the contest closes. To vote, please go here

(and now, we pause for a RUMBLE)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Step aside kiddo, let me show you how it's done - Inigo

I believe my 'little' brother MAY have mislead you guys yesterday. The TRUE story is that Rumblemum was taking pictures of me, and Rumbles wandered in and decided the photoshoot was all about him!


Did you notice that pictures of me ALWAYS have that
angelic backlighting? 

My 'I'm a kitten, but I'm also wise' face

Someone has come a rumblin' over *sigh*
The results update for today: Rumbles is now 15 votes behind the first place kitty! But I bet you don't even care about him when there are photos of meeeee to look at!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rumblin' round on a rainy Sunday - Rumblepurr

Hello my friends...

I've decided I need to start taking this modelling thing more seriously. At the moment, I'm tied for first place... I think it's time to start pulling out some of my signature RUMBLE-looks.

This is my 'I have a secret' face. My secret is... well
it wouldn't be a secret if I TOLD now would it?

My man-catly profile. See my roman nose? I use it for
roman-ing around and finding treats

Back to full face, but I'm thinking of a tuna-tree sprouting
up from out of nowhere, so I have the look of surprise

Now I'm figuring out how to climb the tuna tree. if you
bigify this photo you can see my pink little nose and mouth.
We're getting close to the end of the modelling contest, and man am I getting tuckered out! Who knew being handsome would take so much outa you?

If anyone would like to vote, here's the link again... the contest is close to wrapping up, it finishes on the 12th August. Thanks to everyone that has voted or donated or had supportive things to say. Things should be returning to normal around here soon....