Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
back row left to right: Opus Fellini, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorsese's eyebrows
Don't forget to tune into Sassy's blog
tomorrow for the CCSI Episode 4 world premiere!
The Cast and Crew of CCSI IV
Friday, December 12, 2008
Yes the rumor is true. I was asked to leave the set of CCSI IV by Sassy and when I wouldn't go she call on Dr. Tweety to help escort me out. I have been working as director on the newest mystery that is about to air and thought things were going well. You could imagine the shock I felt when I was "invited" to leave . . .
Photo by Sassy
. . . but it turns out that she had me escorted off of the set because there was a surprise waiting for me in the CCSI auditorium!
Sassy knows how hard it has been working on CCSI IV without having my brother, Roscoe, here along side of me. She wanted to make him a part of this even though he isn't physically here. She contacted the renowned Dr. Tweety to write an ode to honor Roscoe. Not only did he agree to write an ode but he read it to me in a private reading with the executive board of Little Productions there. This is so special to me I want to thank all involved in this surprise for their kindness, thoughtfulness, and love. I now invite you to join us for a second reading of Dr. Tweety's Ode to Opus and Roscoe....
Thursday, December 11, 2008
(live on the set of CCSI IV)
As the director of CCSI IV, I have to tell you how proud and honored I am to be working with such a talented staff of actors and crew members. Be sure to tune into Sassy's blog on December 15Th to watch "The Momomo Caper", a story inspired by actual events!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Today marks three months since Roscoe left us. With the holidays coming up, our house has been a bit sad. You see, Christmas was the day when Roscoe and Opus came into my life. To see his little Christmas stocking with his name written on it just breaks my heart. I never imagined that last Christmas was to be our last together.
This is a song that I came across just days after Roscoe passed away. It is by one of my favorite Italian artists, Zucchero, and it has a very special meaning to me. With the help of my husband, I have translated it into the English. I think the song (which is playing in the background) will speak for itself.
When I see a beautiful rainbow, the golden sun or a magical moon shining down at me from the sky, I always think of Ros.....
You know it isn’t the end.
Yes, you know it...
That May comes
And melts the frost.
Yes, you know it...
Pieces of winter
lost in the wind.
I am not tired, no no
And I go searching for you
In a burgundy dream.
The world goes away.
This desperate heart
Where are you rainbow?
And what are you doing?
Wild honey, when I dream of you,
what are you doing?
In my heart,
between the nothing
and the farewell...
The world goes away.
This desperate heart
How much I miss you
In the universe
And in the center of the world.
How I look for you.
And I scream out loud
in the center of the world.
I am able to find you.
And I am on my knees,
Can lift you up,
How many moons?
Can repair your heart,
I am the shade,
And you, you are the sun.
How much I miss you!
And I scream out loud
In the center of the world!
My sun, answer me!
This heart is
and it’s all there.
Cosi’ mi manchi.
Monday, December 8, 2008
I thought that we would see the sights...
...spend a day at the Egyptian Museum...
You see, Karl and Ruis were going to Cairo for a romantic vacation. Sassy thought it would be fun to surprise them. So we packed ourselves into a suitcase which was then delivered to Karl and Ruis with strick instructions NOT to open it until they arrived at their destination. Unfortunately, our dear friends sat the suitcase down in their hotel suite and then forgot about it.
(photo by Karl)
Then it was time to NOT pack our bags, get on the flying carpet, and head home.
(photo by Karl)
We had such a great evening in Cairo with Karl and Ruis that we quickly forgot about our time spent in the suitcase. HOWEVER, the next time we travel I don't think that I will let Sassy make our transportation reservations!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Later I took her for a camel ride at sunset. We had a little trouble getting up onto the camel, but once there the ride went smoothly.
After our camel ride, it was time to put on our costumes and hit the dance floor! Lacie was a great belly dancer. I do hope that I impressed her with some of my dance moves!
There was so much terrific food at the party, I didn't know where to start! Lacie was brave enough to try a lizard and she even liked it! She said it tasted like bacon!
All that eating and dancing made me sleepy, so I slipped away to find a quiet spot to curl up. While I was asleep, I dreamed that I was a great Sheik with a magical lamp and one special genie!
After my catnap, I took Lacie for night ride on Karl's magical, flying carpet. It was so very romantic under the night sky which was full of sparking stars. But being the gentlecat that I am, I can assure you that nothing happened.
Of course my favorite part of the night was when Mrs. Oz rubbed a lamp and all of our friends from across the bridge, including Roscoe, appeared in a cloud of smoke and sang happy birthday.
The entire day was, in a word, magical. But all good things must come to an end, as did the party. I said good night to Miss Lacie and she boarded the magic carpet with Socks and Stanley to return home.
With all of the guests gone Momo, Asta, Sassy and I packed our bag.
We are off for a very fun vacation, but don't tell Karl and Ruis; it is a surprise!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Karl sent his magic flying carpet to pick up all of the guests. Miss Lacie was kind enough to accept my invitation to the party and came as my date.
Be sure to throw on your best outfit and stop by Karl's while the party is in full swing! Make sure you also stop by Ruis's to wish him a very happy belated birthday!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
And I so very thankful for my dear friends Sassy, Momo, Karl, Ruis and Asta. You and your humans are the best and we (me and my human) feel lucky to have you in our lives.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope the humans give you some turkey. And in the spirit of Roscoe, I encourage you to steal a slice or two! Happy Thanksgiving!
(ps. Sorry I couldn't come by to visit, but the human wouldn't let me get near the computer. She was too busy in the kitchen all day. Good help is hard to find!)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
We spent most of the weekend locked up at the Little Productions Studio, working in the board room and trying to iron out all of the details....
Often you could find us in front our computer having conference calls with the other CCSI executives.....
Karl & Ruis giving us his input
Mean while back in New York Asta was hard at work ALL WEEKEND designing and making the costumes for the next production.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Since Anastasia is able to Dare us from across the bridge, I decided that Roscoe can accept her Dare from across the bridge.
One of the first parties we ever had (after our human learned how to photo shop) was "Mafia Movie Night". I went as Don Opus while Roscoe chose to be Lefty Litter Paw. What a wonderful party we had with all of our friends dressed up as flappers and mafioso! Here is the photo of me dressed as Marlen Brando as Don Corleone in the Godfather. Roscoe sweetly played the part of the cat.
If you haven't done your dare yet, head on over to Karl's to pick a dare and get it posted on your blog!
Happy Daring! And remember, there is no such thing as the mafia! (wink)
(Music is the theme from the movie Godfather)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Somehow Lacie and I got our plans mixed up. As I headed over to Pittsburgh to pick her up...
...she was in Rome waiting for me! (And yes that I me driving the van rather than flying it. The cost of magic dust keeps going up so I was trying to conserve my fuel).
At last we met up with each other in Pittsburgh, just in time for a nice brunch. Afterwards, we headed over the Andy Warhol museum to check out the works of art by America's #1 Pop artist.
Our favorite exhibit was the Cloud Room where giant silver balloons float gently around the room. It is an exhibition that you are suppose to interact with, so Lacie and I wasted no time. It was so much fun chasing the balloons around, even if I might have popped a couple. You should have seen how high Lacie was able to jump! I was very impressed!
There were some pieces of art that we just didn't understand. I mean, how can a stack of boxes be considered art? We tried our best to understand and thoroughly examined the "art"...
But we got a little too close. It would have been okay except that we lost our balance (because we were laughing so hard). The next thing we knew the "art" was flying all over the room!
(Asta, Sassy, Momo, Karl & Ruis in the back of the van)
We enjoyed a romantic dinner as the sun set on Pittsburgh. The view was breathtaking, as was Lacie. We watched the city below wink at us with twinkling lights. But I still couldn't shake the feeling that we were being watched. Perhaps I am turning into a paranoid cat.
At the end of our evening, I presented Lacie with a gift. It was a painting I had made for her. I hope that each time she looks at it, she will remember our wonderful day together in Pittsburgh.
I had planned to just drop her off at home, but when we arrived at her house we found that there was a party in full swing. Lacie's parents were gone for the weekend and her brothers, Scruffy and baby Stan, were having a card party. They kindly asked if I would like to join them. Being the only cat in house, I nervously took my seat at the table hoping that all the dogs were friendly.
They didn't growl at me once. Not even when I won ALL of their money! Hehehehehe! Thank you Lacie for the wonderful date. And thank you to all of my new doggie friends for allowing this old cat to join in on the dog-gone fun!