Monday, November 12, 2012

Carl's Inspiration



Sweet Katie Isabella gave Carl the "Bring on the Nip" Award.  Thanks, beautiful Katie!  Its always an honor to win an award, and to know you think of us.  This is Carl's first award and he's thrilled!  For this award, Carl just needs to talk about what inspires him the most.  Of course, there are nip and salmon pate, but there is one thing dear to his heart.  Long time readers may remember how he sang duets with Katie's predecessor, the lovely Admiral Hestorb.


Its hard to believe that a year ago I was singing duets with Admiral.  These days I belt out my best loved arias and all I hear is the mom screeching, "CARLOS!"  Then I have to lower my voice.  How I miss the days when Admiral and I sang as loudly as we liked and never woke HER mom!  Although we thought our giggles might wake her on a few occasions.

On enchanting, balmy summer nights we would sneak out after her mom was asleep.  We caught moths and spring peepers, roasted them like s'mores over a campfire and sang our favorite Italian arias.  Sometimes Admiral was just so silly and playful, we would have contests to see which of us could bay like woofies at the moon the longest and loudest.  She had such a wonderful sense of humor!  And how we laughed when the neighbors threw shoes at us!  Of course, we would wait until we thought they were asleep and wake them again.  We were just a couple of carefree cats having fun.

Sometimes, after the mom is finished squawking at me, I can hear Admiral soft, melodious voice singing sweetly from on high and it reminds me of Will's line, "Her voice was ever soft, gentle, and low, an excellent thing in a cat."


Carl hopes the kitties he is passing this award onto haven't already gotten it.  Its always a hard choice!  We will refrain from passing it on to any kitties at Marg's since both Mahoney and Two Two are desperately trying to learn to type so they can respond to the last awards we gave them.  Ha, ha, ha!  So Carl is awarding this to:

1 - Odin at Cat Wisdom 101
2 - Sparkyspitfire
3 - Piewhackits at Kwee Cats
4 - Kassey at Great Granny
5 - Abby at Manx Mnews

Thanks again, Katie!  And we can't wait to hear what our furriends say inspires them.  Purrs everyone!

27 comments:

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Hi! Hi Carl! Oh, I so excited! I never gots an award all my own before! I thank you a hundred times a zillion! We remember Admiral Hestorb very dearly. She and our Duchess were The Ladies of Autumn together. Lovely Admiral was always so kind to us. I thank you so very much, Mr. Carl for thinking of little me for this award! Especially on account I already even knows how to type! Hee-hee :-)
Hugs to you, from Piewhackits!
=^~^=

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Hi Carl, Thanks for nominating Odin. He's whipping up something special.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Concatulations on your award, Carl! That was awesome that Katie gave it to you!

Angel MoMo's mom said...

Just coming by to say hi. Things are not going well and we may absent from blogging and face booking for a short while. Will miss all of you and we hope to be back soon.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Concats on your award - and thank you for telling us about Admiral again - we still miss her although Katie is quite a lady!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

Oh Carl, we love hearing all about you and the Admiral. She was such a pretty lady. Congrats on the award. So glad you got so many awards. Hope all of you have a great day.

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on the award and nice job handing it out too. You sure pull off the tie as well.

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on your award, Carl! We miss Admiral too...she could sing up a storm! We hope you continue to sing...even though it's not duets with Admiral.

Katie Isabella said...

Carl, Mom and I were both enchanted with your recollection. We both, mom especially, thank you for that memory and oh yes, she said...she remembers well those operas and arias...clear and sometimes piercing in their clarity. MOL. You are clearly our favorite and have been all along. We hope nokitty is offended by that statement but Admiral's choice is Mom's choice too. xoxoxoxox always. <3

sparkyspitfire said...

!!!
*hop up and down*
wow!
*run in circles*
An Award? For realz?!
*sprint UTB and back out again*
What an honor. Fank you fank you fank you.
pee ess, we luvs teh singing kittehs. quite a talent.

The Island Cats said...

We have been leaving comments but they disappear. They probably are in your spam folder. We don't know why this is happening, but we wanted to let you know we are visiting.

GreatGranny said...

Concats on the pretty awardie. And thanks fur passing it to us. Mom smiled and was a little emotional when you related about how you and the Admiral sang together. She was such a beloved and lovely ladycat. And we miss her too.
xoxo Kassey

Ginger Jasper said...

Concats on the award.. I can see from the pictures that you are in good voice.. Hugs GJ xx

Cherry City Kitties said...

Concats! We wished we would have gotten a chance to hear you and the Admiral sing together! We'll bet it was har-meow-neous!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

da tabbies o trout towne said...

conga ratz two ewe carl on yur award N cash prizes N de next time a naybor tosses a shoo at ewe for singin toss a rotten halibuttz thru ther window....

:)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Congratulations on your award! We love Admiral and those memories of the both of you singing and waking up the neighbors made us laugh. :)

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Carl, DOOD! We hadz no idea you practiced the Fine Art of Caterwauling! SCORE!

Kjelle Bus said...

LOVE to hear about you and Admiral !
ConCATulations to the blogaward :)

The Island Cats said...

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ABBY said...

Hi Carl what a sweet award and we loved to hear you talk of Miss ADmiral. Thank you for thinking of me!

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

The Island Cats said...

We see you found our missing comments! We are having problems leaving comments. We asked the mom to do a test to see if we could leave this one. Sorry about all the comments!

Katz Tales said...

Awwwww, we miss Admiral too. We love your singing pics!

meowmeowmans said...

ConCATulations on your award, Carlos! We are so proud of you! How wonderful that Katie gave it to you, and what wonderful memories of the beautiful duets you and sweet Admiral used to sing together. :)

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Concatulations!
Any video recording of these arias that you could share with us?
Purrs

Katie Isabella said...

Admiral would be furry happies wif these comments. Her memory is very strong here at her home. xoxoxoxox

clowiescorner said...

Congratulations!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

What a wunnerful memory to celebrate, Carl!