Noll's Halloween Parade

Tiggy went Linus on us!
We left him in his shady gourd patch
waiting for The Great (Ginger) Pumpkin.

Uncle Keaks was first out the door,
He felt a patch of good cheer -
ready to walk the plank
and engage in a few good natured pranks.

Simba arose and ambled merrily along
though he appeared to be
 a little stiff in the old Steiff.

AH.....Luigi was a good little "Do-Bee!"

He was courteous to all the ghosts & goblins.
But, at the stroke of midnight,
He clocked Bearla
And took out his lights.
...................................and candy

And moi?  Look at moi!

Aren't I a precious...little....vamp....
I...er...I'm a .......
Hey, my costume sucked!

And her?

She went as Herself.


Noll Hunkers Down & Dreams of Halloween

Do you see me?

I am undercover,
dreaming of tricks & treats.


Noll Reflects on Simba

original photo of Kareen & Simba by Alex Szabo

Long ago,
There was a kitten,
And a little girl who loved him.
His name was Simba.
Simba would become the cat of her dreams.
 The love of her young life.
They never got to say goodbye.
She says I remind her of him.
She says she still misses him,
like the deserts miss the rain.


Noll's a Winner!

Here is a photo of me & my friend
Sir Trooder Lioncourt 
in all his floofalicious glory.
I *guessed Trooder's weight* and was
one of three winners!

His Mom sent me fresh catnip and catmint
 sealed in an air tight bag.

It was 'minty-fresh' AND heavenly :)

Thank you Trooder's Mom!


Noll on Greenie Witch

Greenie Witch hangs with Tiggy -
one of her favorite ginger 'familiars.'


Noll's Belated Blogoversary

Here is the face that launched
 140 posts over the course of one year 

Unfortunately, I was unable to celebrate on the designate day & I could not put together a party.  I had every intention.  But the secretary was in Cleveland.  Then, she clicked on a link which infected her computer.  The virus won & the computer is toast.

So instead of a party, I am going to ramble. 

My Own (which is what I call her because she belongs TO ME) started this blog on October 15, 2008 to write prose, poetry, showcase her father's artwork & her four beautiful cats.  When I, your humble Noll, was selected as "Random Cat of the Day on 3/27/09, well, the direction and purpose shifted to ALL THINGS NOLL with a little bit of Tiggy, Luigi and Uncle Keaks.  But sometimes, I let her write too ;)

Following Random Cat of the Day's notice that I had been chosen , my first comment from the cat blogosphere came from Jan's Funny Farm.  Moi, Momsbusy, ElyseK, Everycat, Astrid and ckhelmg also posted lovely thoughts that day.

I am truly amazed and glad for the the blogging cat community.  You are all so wonderful.  You welcomed me and told each other about me the very next day.  In a matter of a week, I had almost two thousand hits to my blog.  Soon, I got to following you too:  The Meezers, Tuck, Angel and Kirby, Reese, Millie, The Pouponettes, Forever Feline, Dante, Cybercibes, Rain, RusticRanch, The Fur Kids, Daisy Curly Cat, Miss Peach, Purrchance to Dream, JC, Ginger Jasper, Lisa Lisa & the Cat Jam, Cat with a Garden and a host of others (I'm sorry if I didn't mention you personally as I am doing this from memory). I have enjoyed your stories, crazy parties, nap piles, obsession with ham, your wardrobes, toys and bean adventures.  I purred for you, smiled with you and cried with you.  You taught me so much about cats, (and dogs) and blogging.

I love you all.
Thank you for a special year.


Noll by the Door

After two and a half months of searching, My Own has found a job.
Hooray!!  No more rationing of stinky goodness!

P.S., Do hurry back from your training though
because I wants outside.


Luigi on Sunday Morning


Noll Helped Pack Her Overnight Bag

My Own was preparing for a visit
 to her sister's over in Pennsylvania.
I had to get inside her overnight bag to figure out the
bag's dimensions and the proper placement of the clothes.

Calculating her length of stay and the available space,
I determined four pairs of warm socks would do her just fine.

I heard her rummaging in her sock drawer and
watched as she placed her chosen socks next to the bag.

Truth be told,
I think she might be venturing into "Crazy Cat Lady Land."


Noll Pines for Sunnier Days

Noll says:
Only a few short days into October
and I am already missing the sun.

Here is Uncle Keaks soaking up some late summer rays.
As of late, the days have been soggy & cool.
Our sun bathing soon will be limited to
catching rays filtered through the window pane.


Noll's "This Blog Makes Me Happy" Award

Noll received this award from Amy of the House of Cats
Thank you

The rules are to post 5 things that make you happy and to pass on the award to 5 other blogs.
The first 5 to post comments can claim this award :)

Noll's Five Happy Things:
1.)  Freshly picked catnip.
2.)  Birds singing their morning song.
3.)  Watching Chipie the chipmunk gathering his
morning peanuts & seeds from the deck.
4.)  Sleeping under soft blankets.
5.)  Snooping around in the garage.
  Sometimes, I catch a mousie in there!


Noll is IT

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.....
It's Hide & Seek Time
and Noll is IT. 
You had better get hiding
because Noll has already started counting
and he can only count to 10!