Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Dare You!

On July 8, 2007 Anastasia of the Cat Realm dared us all to put on her pink wig. And with that dare began a tradition of daring animal bloggers and their humans to do crazy, fun stuff. Sadly Anastisia went missing one month later. As a way to honor and remember her, the Cat Realm continues to dare bloggers from around the world.

Knowing Roscoe, the first thing he did when he crossed the rainbow bridge was to "borrow" Anastasia's pink wig!

The second dare was challenging pets to make friends with a NOMS (not of my species) pet. The third dare, which we proudly took part in, was to "dress up your staff" (our human was NOT amused).

Texas went to the bridge at the start of September, but before he left he sent his dare to the Cat Realm. His entry has been chosen as a honary dare. Texas dares us to do something to raise money for cancer research, especially for cats. My brother had a tumor on his kidney that had grown so big, the kidney was completyly blocked. As you can imagine, this dare is very near and dear to my heart. Cat Naps in Italy will participate in this dare and we will post about it as soon as the dare is complete.

On the first anniversary of Miss Anastasia's disappearance, the Cat Realm challenged us all to the greatest dare of all dares; to come up with a dare of own! A panel of judges were asked to vote on the all of the entries with the winning entry being chosen as the next dare. I was honored when Karl and the crew ask me to be a judge. It wasn't easy with almost 50 entries submitted.

In the end, Mr. Chen won with his environmentally friendly dare.

Mr. Chen dares you all to come up with one creative, fun, useful way to save the environment and put a picture of yourself doing it on your blog!

On behalf of my wonderful brother and in honor of Anastasia, I accept your dare Mr. Chen!


The humans are always talking about conserving water. This can be done several ways: don't let the water constantly run while brushing your teeth or washing dishes, take faster showers, reuse old water to water your plants, our humans even catch rain water in giant barrels to water our garden with. Of course with all this talk of conserving water, we think we have the BEST idea for not letting the old H2O go to waste.

Simply don't TAKE showers or baths! It works for us cats!

Just have your best friend wash behind your ears
and you will be set to go!


Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We think not using water to take a bath is a terrific idea.

Conserving water is very important. ~S,S & C

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you so much for accepting this Dare - yes, as you said it before: Anastasia dared from beyond the bridge before - and now Roscoe accepted a Dare from beyond the bridge. In the great circle of life we will all come together in the end anyways....
This is a very smart way to save the environment! Now we just have to make the humans do the same, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
P.S. this was the most wonderful summary of our Dares we ever read - we hope we can quote from this in the future?

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

That's a good one. Unfortunately licking only works for kitties. Roscoe looks hilarious in the pink wig, as he did in Sassy's floral swimming cap.

Sassy Kat said...

I am so glad that you posted the dare that Roscoe and Opus worked so hard on. Roscoe I know is looking down at his brother with a little smile on his face. We can never do enough for our enviornment sharing a bath is a great idea.
Keeping you all close to my heart.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

That is a very environmentally sound dare!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear, we're laughing and crying at the same time. What a delightful post! Roscoe always did enjoy dressing up in colorful outfits, so we're not surprised he borrowed Anastasia's wig.

Good conservation tip!

Asta said...

Roscoe angel and Opus.
uyou awe wondewful fow doing this dawe...Iwould gladly fowgow all bafs, if you wewe to clean me wif youw sweet tongues..
I bet Roscoe looks gweat in anastasia's pink wig, and they'we laughing theiw heads off in heaven..I love you !!!!
smoochie kisses

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Oh what a fantastic idea! (And, such a great post about the dare...) We like the idea of just using your tongues to bathe yourself and each other! Mommy and Daddy like the rainbucket idea and have always wanted to get one. Maybe this year they will do it. Mommy is trying really hard to be better at not leaving the water running when brushing her teeth. Thanks for accepting the dare!
Mr. Chen & Ollie

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