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Saturday, April 24, 2021

REPOST from 2010 - #Chilipawty for 13th Birfday

Dis a repost from da first #chilipawty in 2010. https://kittehboi.blogspot.com/2010/03/chilipawty-for-13th-birfday.html

Cinco De Mayo #Chilipawty on May 5, 2010.
New Time: 2-10PM EDT
RSVP at http://twtvite.com/chilipawty

DJs, Barktenders needed
Cinco De Mayo #Chilipawty Home Page

Dat grumpy old sisfurcat Chilipepper gonna be 13 years old on May 6, 2010. Dat her real birfday. Her mama was feral and da lady's friend put a box out for da mama to use. Cats are pragmatic, dat mama had Chilipepper and her brovver Mr. Spooky and 4 other little black kittens in a box on her porch. Da mama know da hoooman loved kittehs and could keep dem safe while she hunted.

Chilipepper and her brofurcat Spooky 1997.
@Sisfurcats Chilipepper and her brofurcat Mr. Spooky as tiny kittens in 1997. Wasn't she sweet? She was da runt of da litter.

Mr. Spooky and Miss Chilipepper 1998
Dis Mr. Spooky and Chilipepper hanging out on da sofa in 1998. He had a kangaroo tail! He did take care of his little sister. Mr. Spooky crossed RB in 1999. Chilipepper went on walkabout looking for him and was in bad shape when she found her way home 9 days later. She healed up ok, but didn't talk for several months. Poor Miss Chilipepper.

In 2002 Miss Chilipepper had a medical emergency. Her back end was paralyzed one morning when she woke up and she started having seizures. Da lady did reiki on her all da way to Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Neurology. Chili was in vhosp for several days. We don't know what happened, but da hoomans no longer use harsh cleaners or lawn chemicals and are very scared of spot-on flea treatments.

Chilipepper's back end iz weak since den and hurts sometimes. On bad days she can be very grumpy but we do love her anyway.

Chilipepper enjoying the spring sunshine.
Da Chilipepper do have a nice life. She likes to hang out in da garden wif da lady and also likes to lie on da porch letting the sun warm her bones. I have been acting as her personal trainer since I got here in 2007. She is much more spry now.

Maybe da lady will make her a great big tuna cake wif salmon cream cheese icing and shrimp filling.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Shadow Bans Are Real

FYI, I was shadowbanned. It took the form of twitter deprioritizing my replies so they weren't seen. I fixed it by deleting some political posts. THAT is why I don't post about politics.

Are you shadowbanned?

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

#CatmasEve 2020 Sekurity Team

Don't forget @GeorgetheDuck's #CatmasEve pawty on Thursday Dec. 24th. DJs, Bartenders, and real-world pwizes! You can read about it on George's CatmasEve Bloggy.

But wait, I ALWAYS forget Sekurity! Let's talk about them a bit.

As always, #CatmasEve uses Snick's Sekurity Team, which is now managed by @Ben_da_Bestie.

Sekurity @Ben_da_Bestie
Chief @Ben_da_Bestie

A Bit of History

Snick the Dog started as Head Bouncer with #pawpawty on twitter in June, 2009.
Snick moved to Sekurity Team Headquarters in 2010.
Snick retired in 2011.
@Brutusthedane became the new leader of the Sekurity team.
Since then the team has passed to @terenceterrier, and now to @Ben_da_Bestie.

Why do we have sekurity?

  • To tweet the donation link every now and then
  • To explain to newcomers what the pawty is and help answer questions
  • To report hashtag spam

The Sekurity Team

Sekurity @AbbyRescueDox
Sekurity @BrutusTheDane Nali
@BrutusTheDane Nali
Sekurity @ClaptonTerrier
Sekurity @TheHugHouse Archie
@TheHugHouse Archie
Sekurity @BrutusTheDane
Sekurity @Mikey_W_Cat
Sekurity @PeaceCritterz
Sekurity @sisfurcats Ragamuffin
@sisfurcats Ragamuffin

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Map showing Catless, Northumberland, UK
https://streetmap.co.uk: Catless in Northumberland

There is a place in Northumberland, UK called Catless. This doesn't mean there are no cats there. The name actually means "the place where you find cats" as it derives from the name "Cat Leas". The cats referred to would be the native wildcat of Northern England, the Scottish Wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris syn. Felis silvestris grampia.

According to Wikipedia,
The Scottish wildcat differs from a domestic cat by its heavier, more robust skull and longer limb-bones. It is also larger in body size, but with a shorter gastrointestinal tract. Its fur is distinctly solid-striped with a tabby patterning. It has a bushy, ringed tail that is black at the tip, blunt, and without stripes. It does not have any white markings like a domestic cat, neither stripes on the cheeks and hind legs, nor spotted undersides or coloured backs of ears.
'Kendra', a young Scottish Wildcat,
at the British Wildlife Centre, 2011
By Peter Trimming from Croydon, England
Kendra, CC BY 2.0, Link
Kendra, with one of her kittens
Photographed at the British Wildlife Centre,
Newchapel, Surrey.
By Peter Trimming - Scottish wildcats
Uploaded by Mariomassone, CC BY 2.0, Link
See more of Peter Trimming's Scottish Wildcat photos on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tools: Automagically Tweet New Bloggy Posts

Purrr You may have noticed that when I post to different blogs it automatically tweets the title and link. Here are some apps I use, in no particular order.

  • Feedburner grabs the rss feed from ANY site that offers rss or atom feeds. Best part is you don't have to log in as it's part of google. Feedburner provides options for readers to subscribe to your site, i.e. get email notifications, and it provides limited options for automatically sharing on social media. I use it for
    @OwentheTonk's Black Paw
    Adventures of Toby Baboon
    Call Me the Breeze
    MiniBreeze Visitz!
    Put Your Paws In Da Air!
  • dlvr.it Grabs the rss feed and shares it to a wider assortment of social networks than Feedburner. The free version is great for personal use. 1 user, post to 2 different social media sites from 3 blogs. I currently post to twitter and my facebook page from the following blogs.
    #ChiliPawty Blog
    Call Me the Breeze
    Put Your Paws In Da Air
  • IFTTT is a free platform that helps all your products and services work better together. There are hundreds of widgets that do everything from tweeting rss feed items to sending news to your android phone. (I am not presently using it for personal accounts.)
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