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The Squirrel-B-Q was a Great Success, by Guiness the Cat

Hello, it is Guiness the Cat, President of the Professional Cat Bloggers Association with an update on the PCBA's first ever Squirrel-B-Q. I am pleased to report that the effort was a complete success. Thanks to all the kitties who were able to attend, and to the humans and dogs who pitched in on the effort as well.

Amazingly, the weather was perfect for the hunt and cookout. It has been so dreary and rainy of late, I was afraid we would have had to cancel. I do not like going out in the rain.

I think we should schedule another Squirrel-B-Q in a few weeks, say about a week before the humans' gardens come in. It would be a tremendous public service on our behalf, score us a lot of good will, and be good publicity. After all, it's rather hard for our four-pawed friends to type in the address to our profile pages ourselves. Humans are sometimes needed to turn the computer on for us, as well. Being able to eat their own corn and tomatoes themselves (for a change) should make the humans more inclined to check out what we have to say.

I have put a few things on the agenda for the next meeting. Several of our members, such as Freya the Catblog Cat and Mildred the Cat, were not able to attend the Squirrel-B-Q due to transportation issues. We need to figure out how to make sure every kitty who needs a ride has one.

And as you know, times are hard for blogging kitties these days, and many of our members are struggling to pay for their own cat food. I know I am waiting for a gift card to land in my inbox that I earned clicking cute animal videos so that I can send my human on a food and litter procurement mission. We need to brainstorm some fundraiser and promotion ideas to see if we can't get more money coming into the kitty.

Be thinking of some good ideas for our next Skype planning meeting. In the meantime, keep up the good work, fellow felines.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat, President, PCBA


Content (c) 2015 by Guiness the Cat. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved, and all that other stuff humans say.

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RonElFran wrote on April 28, 2015, 11:28 AM

In order to be able to eat our own garden produce, I need to organize the cats in our neighborhood for a ground hog-B-Q. They have a lot more meat than squirrels!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 28, 2015, 11:40 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I have been wanting to eat me one of those overgrown rodents ever since General Beauregard Lee got the forecast so very wrong here in Georgia a year ago Ground Hog Day. The Professional Cat Bloggers Association would be happy to lend our services.

rosepetal wrote on April 28, 2015, 11:44 AM

We have a lot of squirrels in our yard as well. It has been driving my dog crazy trying to catch them. I truly need help with the rabbits though.

inertia4 wrote on April 28, 2015, 12:27 PM

OldRoadsOnceTraveled Sounds like you really enjoyed that Squirrel. I am happy you had a great BBQ. But I think if you watch the humans turn on their computers you could learn how to.

LindaCPearson wrote on April 28, 2015, 2:13 PM

Hi Guiness. So glad to hear the Squirrel-b-q was a big success (I knew it would be) even though I couldn't attend. Did it result in any fundraising that could be put towards the RV for our big trip? If we all lived near each other, we could have a yard sale and sell some of our toys and our moms' stuff. Maybe we could do some online auctions like eBay and raise some money. In the meantime, keep up the good work, Prince Charming Guiness. Your faithful feline friend, Mildred the Cat.

WordChazer wrote on April 28, 2015, 3:23 PM

I heard a good idea today on the wires, Guiness the Black. Over here in the UK, a cleaning company has partnered with a local cat rescue service to offer kitties for foster home which need to be rid of a mouse problem. Now, I'm not for one minute suggesting that you leave OldRoadsOnceTraveled but you might be able to hire yourself out to the neighbors as Rodent Catcher In Chief and be paid by tins of food instead of actual cents and dollars. When the world stops leaving me behind I'll put up some more information about it and see what you think.

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 28, 2015, 5:08 PM

Glad to hear it went so well.

allen0187 wrote on April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM

The Associataion of Super Squirrels will monitor this post. You have been warned , er, I mean, ah informed!

Bobbydem wrote on April 28, 2015, 8:32 PM

So sorry we couldn't make it Guiness. Sylph caught 3 mice to bring along too! We did discuss the option of posting them, but our human refused to parcel them up for us. We currently have caged guinea pigs that our humans use as mobile lawn mowers - a bit slow though. Let us know when the next Squirrel b q is on, and we'll see if we can organise transport. My human says it's a long way to go, but I'm sure it would be fine if I could sleep on the way. - Morpheus

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 12:48 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. The PCBA would love to be of assistance.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 12:49 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. That would go against the cat mantra "Never do for yourself what you can get a human to do for you."

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 12:54 AM

Dear Sweet Mildred,

No money was raised at this Squirrel-B-Q, but I don't see why it wouldn't make a good future fundraiser. We could charge the humans for our services and then set up a roadside stand and sell the BBQ. And I'm all for selling my mom's stuff. If it ever quits raining, I'm going to have a yard sale.

Sincerely, your Sweet Prince, Guiness the Cat

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OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 12:59 AM

Dear WordChazer,

Thank you for thinking of me. This would be a great opportunity for a younger kitty. Personally, however, I'm a sport mouser (strictly catch and release). My human seems to have some issue with that. I don't know if other humans would. At any rate, I would rather stay home and write, do surveys about cat litter, and click cute animal videos for a living.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 1:01 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. It was quite yummy.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 1:02 AM

Super Squirrels? Are those anything like Triples with Cheese? Sounds yummy.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 1:05 AM

Dear Morpheus,

I don't see any reason why you couldn't have several nice long naps along the way. That's the best way to travel. Please bring some of those mobile lawnmowers when you come. Between the rain and my human's allergies, the grass is starting to tickle the leaves on the trees.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

allen0187 wrote on April 29, 2015, 1:40 AM

Better than triples with cheese mind you!

HappyLady wrote on April 29, 2015, 7:30 PM

Oh oh oh, I the slayer of five squirrels did not get to the barb b q. I could probably have caught a few extras. Human 1 just refused to pay the plane fare saying we had to eat, but I think I could eat alright in the air. We too are looking for ways to get the cat food money rolling in and the dinner dish is not looking good so the thought of that missed barbeque positively makes me drool. Love from Freya, the Catblog Cat

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 29, 2015, 11:52 PM

Dear Freya the Catblog Cat,

I do not understand why Human 1 insisted on spending the plane money on food when you and she could have had all the food you wanted here for free. Humans make no sense. Missed you bunches.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat.

BarbRad wrote on May 5, 2015, 2:37 AM

You cat bloggers work too hard. Get your humans to make funny cat pictures into Zazzle products and then let people buy them. Once they are posted, you just add samples to your blog now and then and let them wow people into parting with their cash to wear you on a T-Shirt . You could even make an official PCBA T-shirt.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on May 6, 2015, 3:45 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I keep telling her that. Who wouldn't want a Guiness the Cat t-shirt?

KristinRavelle wrote on May 22, 2015, 10:47 PM

Your post is so amusing; you should write a short series about Guiness the Cat's take on life and everything.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on May 25, 2015, 11:41 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I do write much of what gets posted under my human's name (I keep the account in her name so she will have to pay all the taxes), and I have my own blog. The only thing is I hate to upload pictures, so I make my human do that. But she has been AWOL of late with a new job, and it's been hard to get her to give up the computer. I hope soon to have her better trained so that she will have more time to disseminating my incredibly cute picture. Check back soon.

Bobbydem wrote on May 27, 2015, 6:10 AM

I sympathise Guinness. My human is busy working all the time and I never seem to get adequate lap time these days. On the plus side she has been stocking up on my favorite tins of tuna! Hope you are well - Morpheus and Sylf

paigea wrote on May 31, 2015, 4:35 PM

So, am I to understand all the blogging cats got together on Skype? Awesome!

paigea wrote on May 31, 2015, 4:36 PM

What a nuisance that having to work stuff. Glad your human is spending here earnings on tuna!

Sheilamarie78 wrote on June 13, 2015, 12:56 PM

It's good to see Guiness the Cat is still actively organizing the area felines in their humanitarian work.

rebelann1949 wrote on June 26, 2015, 8:35 PM

My first kitty looked so much like you, she live from 1974 to 1989, she was a Burmese, Siamese, Ally cat mix and boy was she a beauty ... meaning you're quite handsome of course.