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Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party at Castle Felinestein

Welcome to our Halloween party at the Castle Felinestein! On paw to welcome you are Bess and Scout, both founding member of The Ladies of Autumn.


You’ve all come a long way and we hope with not too much mishaps as we have received messages from some kitties who were detained at some disruptable place.....


Olive: Are we there yet?
Gracie: I can't see a thing in this light.
Opus: I think we have blown something.

Hope they make it safely here. We have heard a thing or two about that Bates Motel.

Now we all know none of you are fraiddy cats but given the reputation of the castle it’s best that you follow some instructions not to get lost.

Firstly, there is no electric power this neck of the woods, but we are kitties and we can all see in the dark, right?
Secondly, there are quite a few reports of haunting over the centuries, of mieowings and purrings where there were no kitties, of rubbing of crinkly paper when no one was around, whistling when there was no wind etc.
Thirdly, this is a big place and parts of it are not in good repair. There are staircases that fall away and doors that open to rooms with no floors. Please all follow the path lit by the kitty pumpkins and not to deviate.

Do not, and I repeat, do not get distracted by indistinct flares or torches. If you think you are being watched, you probably are...


Is that you, Mica Minnie Moo? Uh oh, now you see her, now you don't.

Let's proceed! Follow the kitty pumpkins!! Head down the cloisters ….


Out to the fields, Bess has sussed it out, so it's alright to proceed.....


And to the cemetery yard where MoMo will be serving you the first course, her celebrated dish of Gnat Broth….


Bubble, bubble,
Double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble,
Come and get your broth, pronto!


I hope you have enjoyed your broth and feeling warmer and braver. Do you want to know the ingredients? Let’s see, gnats, snake gall, bat wings, chicken feet, toad tongues, lizard eyes… Perhaps you should ask her for the detailed recipe later.

What’s that noise? Anyone hear that scream? Or was that only an owl screech? Let’s go inside and continue the party. A storm is brewing.

Remember to follow the kitty pumpkins! Through the door …


and up the stone staircase…


Do not mieow at the stone gorgoyles, they may answer back or come alive. Just keep on going.....


Now, what? The instruction says we are to go to the north tower. Follow the kitty pumpkins…


What do you say? Shall we enter? Do I hear a consensus 'yes'?
::3 paw taps::


Welcome, efurryone!!!! Glad you made it here safely. Let me introduce Admiral Hestorb (curled up on the floor), Scout (by the fire place) whom you have already met and One Fine Kitty (up on the top of the book shelf).
Make yourselves comfortable, grab a cushion, pick a party hat and relax….


Light the fire and let the food and drinks be served….


Still hungry? More substantial fare to come...


Uh oh, the pawparazzi is here. Oh well, every celebrity party has them. Nice poses now, kitties!

First, the hostesses, Admiral Hestorb...


MoMo....


Scout...


Next we present the members (in bold) and the guests with their families or singly,
The furries AFSS, Artemisia (aka Arty Mouse, aka The Butt), Socks, Scylla, and Fenris...


The family of furries from Friends Forever

Allie as the Devil, Cliff as the Fairy, Tamir as a Fireman, Ellie, the Princess, Cubby as a brave soldier and forever in our hearts, Angel Sniffie..


Next to come are the Kwee kitties...

Domino, Pungy, Odysseus sitting on the fence and Oliver looking out from the window...

Miss Duchess, Sneaky Pie and Piewhackits..


Followed by those from Twinkletoes Tails,
The beautiful white Witch Julie, Cowboy Karl and Pirate Oui Oui...

Their sister Mica Minnie Moo declines to be photographed and is in hiding, looking down from the attic room that you saw earlier.

Clementine, Ben, Samantha and cousin Lester ......


Chef Moosey and Master Sammy....


Miss Gemini, Cheysuli's sister...

Gracie!!! Good to see that you made it here on time. Hope the car is OK for the return journey.


Another Lady Gracie...


The lovely Jelly Bean and her brother floofy Armani in a bandana....



The flamboyant duo, Ruis and Karl


The floofy Zoey as the Super Mouse...

Vanilla the pretty witch...

Cloon and the lovely Neytiri....


Odin and Gris Gris...


Alfie and Milo, the gardening kitties....

The Furry Bambinos - Angel Cookie, Angel Sky, Bat Cat Sunny, Clown Panda Bear, Dracucat Padre, Pumpkin Lady Caramel, Witch Meerkat...


The Critters - Devil Duffy, Witch Esme, Princess Issa, pirate Leo, Crazy Pumpkin Lady Mitelee, Sleeping Beauty Tulip....


Bringing up the rear is cute Truffle, the youngest of our guests...


It's cold, windy and stormy out. Please feel free to take your cushion and join MoMo in the Turret Room for the night...


We also have a premiere showing of 'Cats - Night of Terror' featuring Skylar Fruffybottoms (see promotion poster below), with guest appearances by Bess and Vanilla. Bet you didn't know we have such diverse talents in our alliance.....


When you are ready to go, please pick a bag or carry basket, fill it up with the little gifts and don’t forget the chocolates and treat jars for your moms.......


How do you get home? I hear somecat asks. The way you came, of course.
If you really can’t find your way back, go and find Cheysuli...


She is an expert on getting lost - she has been doing it every Friday for years. She has plenty of contacts to help you get home. No, Castle Felinestein is not on any map or GPS.

Thankyou all for coming and celebrating Halloween with us. Have a safe journey home!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from Joanie and Penny the tortie!