Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Q And A.

I used to try to answer questions I got in the comments but I was never sure if anyone checked back. Then Derby had that great post about Answer Cat! So I've gone back and picked out questions to answer here.

On Olivia
DaisyMae Maus, Hobbes, Patches and FAZ:
The kangaroo is Olivia's invention. She claims the doctor put a kangaroo in her when she had her operation and that's why she's got that whole belly thing going on. She's kinda sensitive about the kangaroo but apparently it comes in quite handy sometimes--she's been known to blame the kangaroo for getting her into trouble.

On The Cat Tower
This design was something I made up all by myself. I based it largely on 1) the size of Mom's car and what kind of stuff she can haul home from Lowe's and 2) our lack of a radial saw. So when she brought home a bunch of things, I had to think about it for a long time and then experiment with different configurations. Want to know the secret ingredients? The posts are made out of 3" PVC pipe and those are secured to the wooden base and wood perches with toilet flanges! (She remembered how much I love toilet parts!) The cat boxes are wood vegetable bins Mom got from Michael's and modified for sleeping spots. I still have to put some finishing paint touches on it...I think maybe paw print and fish stamps or something. And more toys, too.

Oh, and it's secured to the wall so we can't really go flying. :-(

On Greens
Luna, Junior and Daisy:
Romaine lettuce is surprisingly good! It tastes like mild grass--the outdoor kind, not the cat kind. I do like a good chew every now and then--I can pretend I'm outside without the danger! I've been known to nibble on celery leaves too, although they have a very odd flavor.

On Caroline

One-Eyed Jack and Midnight:
I have no idea why Caroline is so bent on biting off my ears. She's like a little alligator or something, snap, snap, snap! I never try to bite her ears off. And as for the Restless Tail Syndrome? She does that RTS thing to my mom, too. Usually when Mom's reading the paper or working on the computer, Caroline will just smack her about a hundred times in the face. I don't think there's a cure for RTS.

On The Mosaic
Merlin, Shadow, KO KO, Simba and Spoiler:
Well, it took Mom a hundred years to get it sealed, but it is officially done. This was another thing that took forever because I kept changing my mind about the design. Plus, it was the first time we'd ever done anything like that, so we did have some untiling to do in the beginning. Mom said making me and Eddie was the fun part, because we're made out of stained glass, which was so much easier than cutting tiles. We also used little engraved metal pieces, glass hearts, and ceramic stars and shapes that remind me of cat food--so I guess the outcome is kinda like Meow Mixed Media! (Merlin, Shadow, KO KO--Mom got a book called Heidi Borchers' Beginner's Guide to Mosaics.)

Here's the part where I'm going to bore you with closeup pictures. (These are left to right.)

Wake up, now!


  1. furry inneresting answers. and we loves the mosaic - it's wonderful and speshul!

  2. Well, Wm, I hope you win the Designer of the Century award for the mosaics. It is fabulous. You and your mom have done a great thing.

    Take a bow.

    Take a nap.

    H.M., the Tux

  3. I loved the pictures of the mosaic. I knew about Olivia and the kangaroo, but I never knew how she got it before. Thank you for telling us.

  4. Wowwwie, that's wondurfullie beeeutiful! Yoo didn't put us to sleep at all. We've nevur made a Mose-a-ick but we know it takes a lot of hard werk and dedicashun!

    Owr favurite is the heart yer lady incorporated on yoo and Eddie in red stained glass!

    It's sooo beeeutiful, were going to tell evaryone to check it owt on owr blog! Yer mommy luvs yoo TONS! Yeaaaa!

  5. Thanks for the Q&A, that was very interesting. I especially liked seeing the close ups of the mosaic. It is BEAUTIFUL! You can really appreciate how pretty the colored pieces are in the close up. I like the red hearts best.

  6. wow ... i luv dat mosaic. it'z so byootiful. i agree wid daisy ... i also luv da red heartz.
    wutta talent!

  7. Thanks so much for your answers! You and your Mom are talented in so many ways. Both the mosaic and the cat tree are exceptional, creative and yet so different. What's up next? :->

  8. How pretty!! Love the mosaic, that must been hard to do. Thanks for the pictures.
    The cat tree is great and looks like a lot of fun :)

  9. Gosh, that's beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You and Eddie and your hearts are the best part!

  10. The mosaic is wonderful. You can never move because that is too precious to leave behind.

    We have to convince Mommy & Daddy to make us a giant cat tower too. Your ideas are awesome, and since we don't have a radial saw either ...

  11. I love your mosaic William. You and your Mom do great work together. Thank you for the answer session too.

    The weather human says we're supposed to have snow on Easter Sunday. Yuck!

  12. All this time we thought she was called kangaroo girl cuz she jumped!

    We love the mosaics and the ones with the sayings are so true. Good job!

  13. I love the pictures of the mosaic!!

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    ´●๋: ●๋: Luna ●๋: ●๋:
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  14. William:
    Thanks for answerin' my question about Olivia's kangaroo ... Oh, and the mosaic is GORGEOUS! Your mama is furry talented to make such wonderful art!

  15. The mosaic is beauty-ous. You and your mum did a great job. Nice to still have Eddie around, even if he is only in stained glass.

  16. Wow! You and your mom are a great team! I am going to print out a picture of your kitty condo and leave it for my beans. Maybe they'll get the hint about fixing up our rickety one. Mom thinks your countertop is amazing too and I love the mosaics of you and Eddie.

  17. Those mosiacs are fantastic, and what a great way to answer questions.

    I always wondered as well, so usually what I do is vist the blog of the kitty asking the question, and leave the answer there.


  18. That mosaic is fabulous! What a fitting tribute to Eddie and you. You are so fortunate to have such a loving, talented mom.


  19. I saw your mosaic at Rosie and Cheeto's and I just had to stop by and say WELL DONE!

  20. Very beautiful artwork!
    I always wonder if cats stop back to see if I've answered a question too... Thanks for putting it all together in one post! It sounds like you and your human are very creative!!
    Happy Easter!!
    -Icon & family


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