Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A reminder... Rumblepurr

There is still time to make a donation to my charities and be in to win a $30 gift certificate from Baby Patches for Nip and Bones!

Can you resist this face?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Now this is how it's done - Rumbles

Inigo keeps strutting around like HE'S the model... let these photos stand as proof of who's the true model!!

Ok, so maybe this one isn't perfect...
And maybe I was thinking about Greenies in this one
This one is PERFECT except SOME Rumbledads
cut my ear tips off!

This one MAY have been a little my fault

Now we're getting somewhere!
See how pink my nose is? Model trick.
And here is MY cover!!
It's super hard work this modeling. I think I require some tuna. Maybe more than one.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Do all top models have to put up with this? - Rumblepurr

Well, today was a BIG day for me, Rumblemum and Rumbledad decided to do my big photoshoot today!

Rumblemum ironed a backdrop (aka a sheet) and they used some of the best lighting in the WHOLE world (aka they opened all the blinds)

I, of course, was a total pro about the whole thing. But SOME big brothers got their noses out of joint and had to muscle in on my big shoot!! 'Good kitty club' my eye! The boy is a camera hog!

Profile one

And now the other side

This one is ruff-tastic!

All I need is a niptini

Ever so relaxed!

And again with the ruff!
Enjoy the limelight my brother... My contest cover will be unleashed tomorrow!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

FOXY Friday - a BOOTIFUL fellow model! - Rumbles

This week I'd like to feature one of my BOOTIFUL fellow models, the lovely Chevy. She doesn't have her own blog, so I wanted to show the world how lovely she is (and maybe steal some smoochies)

Chevy has a very wise Daddy, cause he KNEW how special she is at first site! She'd been living at the Wellington SPCA for five or six months, and poor sweet Chevy kept getting overlooked. She has very unique ears (they didn't grow properly, she has just the 'fluff' in one ear, and a partial ear on the other side) so the silly families that came to look at kittens didn't notice her.

When her Daddy visited the SPCA he fell in love at first site, and who could blame him! She is so sweet looking!

The good news is that Miss Chevy has perfect hearing, specially for the treat packet being opened!!

She loves to talk all the time to anyone that will listen, and she is a super affectionate little girl. Scritchies are her FAVORITE (hmmm, can I scritchy without a thumb? I'll need to visit Miss Chevy and find out!)

We both wish Chevy lots and lots of luck in the Top Model Contest. I feel honored to be in the running with such amazing kitties. Her donation page is here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bonjour mes amis! - Le Rumblepurr

Somebody (I'm sorry, I don't know who) on my last post asked about my challenge two submission, and I realized I hadn't shared it with you!

Challenge two was a location shoot - we needed an outside photo.

I'm forbidden to go outside so I had to sneak out in the night to get my location shot!

This is me in Paris. I'd seen that BOOTIFUL girlcat in Le Chat Noir, and I knew I had to find her for smoochies.

While I did not find her, I can say that I did find a great many other les belle fille chats while I was there (and I might have stolen a kiss from one or two! And maybe one of them was a BOOTIFUL Abyssinian... but I'll never tell!)

Le MEW! 

* note from Rumblemum - Rumbles has anxiety attacks when he goes out in his cage, they are quite severe. I didn't want to risk him in an outside setting, even a controlled one

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The BOX - Inigo

I'm on Rumble watch

No sign of him on this side either

This isn't as fun without him trying to annoy me

Monday, June 21, 2010

For sale: one Rumblemum. Slightly used (and very weird) - Rumbles

As if it were not enough that the Rumblemum makes up WEIRD nicknames for us, she also SINGS little SONGS using the names!!

*shaking head* Does she not know we descend from royalty? That the brave lion in the jungle would NOT like being called "Boo-puff" or "Fluffaboo".

I think it's time to put the bitey on. 

Behold the BITEY face!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A new contest to help Rumbles become NZ Next Top Cat Model - Rumbles

Hello my friends! I'm going to start a new contest! But first, the winner of our last draw is...

YIPPEE!! Thank you so much to everyone that has already donated! We've raised a fantastic amount for our charity, and I'm currently number two in the fundraising!!

I'm going to have a new draw now for everyone that makes a donation to my cause (which is the Wellington Cats Protection League - you can read more about them here)

After you make a donation, please comment on this post to let me know. You don't have to say how much you've donated in your comment, just comment that you've made a donation. (and remember, the NZ $ is MUCH lower than Canadian, American, Australian or pretty much any other dollar out there, so you get lots of bang for your buck! Just to give an example, $10 US = about $14 NZ! And 10 pounds (UK) = about $21 NZ! $10 Australian = $12 NZ!)

I'll then be making a random draw from all the post comments, the winner of the draw will get a $30US gift certificate from Nip and Bones. I'll be drawing this one on July 3.

Here is where you go to make a donation

Many, many thanks to everyone that donates (and a really big thank you to everyone that already has donated), and thanks for all your kind words and encouragement!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I can see I'm gonna have to help out now - Inigo

I know Rumbles is the one running for New Zealand's Next Top Cat Model, but I think he needs a bit of help. Since I've been posing a lot longer than him, I'm going to give him some tips.

Tip 1: Fluff that ruff!
A fluffy ruff will make you look more majestic, and will help accentuate your whiskers. There are very few that can resist squeeing when they see the ruff fluff.

Tip 2: The half turn
The advantage to this pose is that you get the fluffy ruff, but you also get both eyes. Since I have handsome eyes, this is a very good pose for me.

Tip 3: I wonder what they're doing over there
This can be a tricky one. It's a full face, but the eyes are looking to the distance. The power of this shot is that it adds a bit of mystery - the viewer wonders what they're not seeing that I am (I was seeing Rumbles knocking something over in case you wondered *sigh*)

Tip 4: Look wise
When in doubt, pretend you're a lion. Look super wise, fluff the ruff and PURRRRRR.

I've also decided that rather than wait for the draw to win the $40 gift certificate for Nip and Bones, I'm going to make the draw tomorrow (we're not good at waiting for exciting things! tee hee!) 

Rumbles is thinking he might hold another draw starting tomorrow for any new donaters that might want to support him in the contest. So, if anyone wants to donate to help him and the Cat Protection Society, it will be a new chance to win a new prize drawing starting tomorrow! 

We all really appreciate how generous everyone has been to help Rumbles. This isn't just something we're just saying, we honestly thank everyone that has left a sweet comment or donated to our cause.

Friday, June 18, 2010

How do you show the fox that has had so many different looks?


WAHOOOOO!!! I finally get my FOXY Friday back!!!

This week is a tough one. My pick is a BOOTIFUL girlcat that has had so many different looks already, I had a hard time coming up with a special, super FOXY thing to do with her photo.

And so, I've done the only logical thing.

I give you, Miss Daisy the curly cat... as a KITTEN!!

Does it get any more foxy than this? Look at that tiny pink nose, and her little whiskers... I think she is the very definition of FOXY! And as she's grown up, the FOXY has gotten even stronger! Well done my dear, well done.


*sigh* Rumbles has made an excellent choice, we're both quite taken with Daisy. My pick this week is such a bright light in the blogosphere... if I could compare her to anything, it would be a sunflower. Bright, beautiful... this is our friend Tasha from Mishakat.

Thank you for brightening our day, Miss Tasha!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Making my own fun - Inigo

Rumblemum has been SO busy this week, and Rumbles is practicing his cat-walk (he thinks it means walking along as many counters and tables as he can. I've given up trying to correct him)

I'm gonna pick a movie and a book and snuggle into the electric blankie.

Rumblemum better stop being busy soon.

Monday, June 14, 2010

MANcat Monday - Rumbles

I like to sit near Rumblemum on the back of the couch. I soothe her with my rumbles, and the only time I take my eyes off her is when I close them.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Iz gonna get you sucker! - Rumbles

We've been issued a challenge by the NZ Next Top Model contest. They want to see us modelling with our favorite toy.

I've got a great many favorites, but the one that truly captures my heart is the infamous little red dot.

Rumblemum NEVER lets me play with it any more, because I get soooooOooo worked up. I play till I drop (quite literally) and I spend the whole day looking for it once it disappears (again, literally)

She decided to bring it out special for this contest - she was thinking that I'd matured a lot since the last time we played with it, and it's a great little toy...

MISTAKE! hehehe... what you don't see in this video is me running around in circles trying to catch the dot... me looking EVERYWHERE for it after it went away (I'm still looking for it. I'm convinced it's under the sofa now)

I get the feeling from the concerned look on her face I won't be seeing my laser toy again.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Return of the Rumble!!

HaHA! I'm finally ungrounded... how could Rumblemum resist this face?

I'm rumbling by her head!

Tomorrow I post the response to the first NZ Next Top Cat Model challenge! 

Friday, June 11, 2010

FOXY Friday - valuable? beautiful? Sparkle! - Inigo

Heh heh heh... Rumbles is still grounded for selling my toys. He gets to blog again starting tomorrow. Lucky for me he's not allowed to have a Foxy Friday pick!!

My pick this week is a very valuable and beautiful one. They say diamonds are a girls best friend, but I found something that causes a diamond to be even MORE valuable and lovely - I've found the Sparkle at the center of a diamond!

Umm... but how do I get her out?

Lovely Sparkle has a blog with her also bootiful sisters, Binga and Boodie.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Who can resist... CATS!!!! - Inigo

Thank you all again for helping Rumbles in his quest to become NZ Next Top Cat Model - he's really grateful for every single donation and kind comment (we all are - it means a lot to us)

Don't forget, we're going to have a draw to win a $40 gift certificate for Nip and Bones from everyone that donates - just make a comment on this post once you've donated.

I wanted to show you some of the kitties your donations will be helping - 50% of the donation Rumbles raises will go to the Wellington Cats Protection Society, the other 50% is going to the SPCA.

I showed you kittens from the Cat Protection Society earlier in the week, now I have some of the bootiful kitties that are looking for new homes! If you live in NZ and want a new family member, here are some details on adoption. I've put the names of the kitty's in the photos at the top of each photo in bold, so you know who you're asking for at the Society if you choose to adopt.

(Many thanks to Monty Rogers - his family has supplied these photos, and also donate their time to the Wellington Cats Protection Society)

"You adopt me, you gotta take the bear too."

Could you resist that little pink nose? And those eyes?

This fella is SO handsome in profile, could we 
handle the cute intensity of a full face photo?

(note from Rumbles: We could find room for this 
BOOTIFUL girl!!!)

(note from the Rumblemum: We could find room for
this HANDSOME fella!!!)

Ohhhhh... the world needs more tortitue, we bet
your house does too!

I think this is the 'Lovely Bones!'

Sleek and stunning!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rest in peace, sweet Paddy - Rumblemum

She was taken too soon. Fly high sweet Paddy. Our thoughts are with your family (and especially The Camera Guy, Briti and Dushi).

We know there are lots of trees just for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Payback time - MANCAT Monday style!

Um... if Inigo is looking for me... can you say you haven't seen me?


It's a SMALL apartment little brother... now 'cmere!
A note from Rumbles:
I wanted to thank you all again for donating to my Next Top Model charity, the Cats Protection Society. There is still a chance to donate, and everyone that donates then leaves a comment on this post will be entered to win a $40 gift certificate to Nip and Bones! I'm super close to my goal, so every little bit helps!

I'll be making the draw on 12 July when the entries close, so there is still lots of time!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

RUMBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Inigo


Like all his strutting around wasn't bad enough.. now he's sold some of MY toys on eBay so he can make donations to the 'bootiful lady cats' in the competition!

I can't blame him - there really are some pretty girls running... but MY toys?? I'm so totally eating his food tonight...

Miss Lily is a lovely girl, Rumbles has known her as 'Queen Lily' on Twitter - she has such stunning markings!

A bed fit for a queen!

And another Lily! A girl with an excellent name, Lily Sassymeow, has got Rumbles all in a tizzy (and me a little bit too - she's part Ragdoll and part Birman!)

Ohhh, hello my dear!

Finally, one of our fellow bloggers - Soxycat! Who can resist such a BOOTIFUL girl? Not Rumbles apparently!

Bless her little socks!

It's a very good thing that I've hidden my toys, or they'd be gone so he could donate to all the lovely girls that have entered the contest! I cut Rumbles off just when he noticed the sister of one of our favorite friends, Madeline

The eyes..I'm hypnotized!

*sigh* *sigh* *sigh* Who gave him a credit card anyway???