Monday, 14 November 2011

Smile please!

Bloggie friends!

I returned home from a most trying day at work only to find these pushed through my letter box:


They are pics of Charlie taken by two different neighbours!

I knocked on their doors to thank them and was regaled by tales of how Charlie keeps them entertained by his shenanigans when he is out and about.

Well I was most touched!

Charlie says: I search for neighbourly extra treats.


Here's to ending each of your days with a smile!

And here's a purrfect way to start: a free ebook by the talented Ellen (Normanda) Whyte of a Katz Tales:

http://www.lepak.com/Katz%20Tales%20Christmas%20Givaway.pdf

A tale of a lost cat, the humans who care for him and his adventures before he is found again! Awww it's just lovely!!

And another: why not join lovely Janice Horton's launch party for her book "Reaching for the Stars" about a celebrity chef with a lurid private life who then goes missing and the reporters who set out to find him.. it's a romance! LOL! Out on the 14 December? Details here.

See y'all soon!

86 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a nice surprise! Charlie is the neighborhood star.
And miss your daily postings, Kitty.

Manzanita said...

Charlie is such a celeb. I can feel how much the neighbors adore and look out for him. A most beloved cat. :)

m.q said...

wow...Charlie is indeed humanfriendly!!! i remembered before your neighbour says he is a shy cat and avoid human..haha

mq
Meow Meow Family

Katnip Lounge said...

Charlie, ManCat About Town! You know, he has such purrfect manners, he gets invited everywhere.

Adam said...

Wow it seems you have an interesting cat

Mr Puddy said...

Awww !!! What a cute evidences to show how poppular of you around the neighbours : ) Now your mom know it !
Have a great day

Tracy Jo said...

How wonderful!! That was so nice and I love that it ended your day in a smile. Charlie is an entertainer! Cheers!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

This made me smile wide! Good old Charlie. He finds a way to perk up your day even when you are away. Now, that's a pal, Roland

klahanie said...

Ah Old Kitty and the local celebrity neighbourhood star that is Charlie the cat:) Yes, tis I, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, taking over the keyboard whilst my human is in the kitchen preparing me some tasty treats.
Charlie, get copies, autograph them and send them to all your adoring fans! :)
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, your way, Penny xx

Claudia Del Balso said...

AAWWWW! How sweet of them! Isn't it lovely to have great neighbours? Charlie is so adorable and irresistible that he has paparazzi snapping his pics ;)

Romance Reader said...

Ohhh! Wonderful Charlie!

Jilda said...

that Charlie, he loves the attention doesn't he?

mshatch said...

well that's not very surprising. If I had Charlie for a neighbor I would totally be taking his picture and making over him!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

are you sure those photos weren't meant as evidence??????

lol

xoxoxo

Lynda R Young said...

Charlie is such a loveable rascal.

martine said...

Dear Kitty
you would just love one called 'Six Dinner Sid' about a cat who goes from house to house getting fed by each person who thinks he is unloved ... he gets found out in the end:-)
much love
martine

Patsy said...

What a lovely surprise from your nice neighbours.

Lexi said...

Shenanigans? But those photos show Charlie sitting around looking beautiful...does he stop what he's doing and pose the moment the neighbours get out a camera?

the writing pad said...

How lovely that Charlie has been amusing your neighbours - and how kind of them to post you some pics! Funnily enough, one of my neighbours left me an ansafone message earlier - he wants to speak to me - but I fear 'tis not neighbourly appreciation of my pet - more like Cadno was banging for his breakfast at 04.45 this morning - oh dear - I am in trouble :-) Have a good week!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - what lovely neighbours .. I bet Charlie keeps them entertained .. have a great week .. Hilary

Dave King said...

Three cheers for Charlie! He has obviously mad quite an impact on your neighbourhood!

Theresa Milstein said...

Everyone loves Charlie! He's so photogenic. I'm sorry you had a bad day, but glad you were cheered up.

I'm a sucker for books with chefs.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, how lovely and thoughtful of your neighbours! Truly a wonderful surprise to come home to.

We've downloaded Ellen's ebook, but do you thin the mom's actually sat down to read it to us yet? Sheesh.

Terrific to see you post again, we know you've been busy!

Natalie Aguirre said...

How nice of your neighbors. Cute pictures.

Simon Kewin said...

It's impressive the way he's clearly posing for the photos, too ...

Madeleine said...

Awh what a local celebrity Charlie must be. Thanks for the smile. So cute and for the heads up on the other stuff.
Yay for Charlie's shenanigans!

Roy said...

Isn't it nice to have neighbors that love your kitty and will take pix for you to post? Of course that is one very photogenic kitty.

Just sayin .....

LTM said...

Katz Tales sounds perfect for me & my girls. They love reading cat books. :D (Now I'm thinking of Annie Hall.)

Those are great shots of Charlie. And I love that part of this is to keep her former owners apprised of how he is. :o) <3

Hannah and Lucy said...

We've been over and read all Boris's adventures with his adoped family - it's great though to know he is back with his own family and his sisfur.
We hope you're not trying the "two homes" scam Charlie!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

We all knew Charlie is very special, that is just more proof!

Clarissa Draper said...

That's awesome! What kind neighbours you have that take pictures and send them to you. Also, thanks for the links.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ooh, will check out those books!

Hart Johnson said...

Aw! Yay for Charlie and his neighborhood outreach! teehee.

Norma Beishir said...

Thank you for the links...and especially for sharing the photos!

William Kendall said...

Charlie adores the attention.

Angie Paxton said...

I love that Charlie keeps your neighborhood entertained and how kind of your neighbors to share that with you. Yay for random acts of kindness and the smiles they bring.

Lydia Kang said...

Charlie has groupies! Hahahaha!

KarenG said...

That is so sweet! Charlie brings a smile to more people than you can imagine. I always look forward to hearing about his adventures and seeing the beautiful pictures you post of my favorite cat.

Talli Roland said...

Charlie is a STAR! How lovely that your neighbours have taken some photos and passed them on to you!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, that is so sweet!! Thanks for the links, too, Kitty! :-)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

What sweet neighbors you have! How lovely Charlie goes and visits. Just charming.

Laila Knight said...

It wonderful how other people get a kick out of Charlie too. :)

Soggibottom said...

Charlie, your a cat of many paws... a paw here and take your paws there...... chuckle... hope the treats were good. Your a well known little guy :-)
:-) Lots of luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Janet Johnson said...

What sweet neighbors you have! I love surprises like that. :)

Dawn Simon said...

Sorry to hear about the tough day at work, but I'm so glad things turned around. I love happy endings! :)

Charlie is adorable. It's amazing how much our furry family members add to each day, isn't it?

Thanks for telling us about the books!

ABBY said...

Charlie
You are simply a charmer!

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Debbie said...

What lovely neighbours you have.

Ann Best said...

How very, very lovely of those neighbors. We have wonderful neighbors here, too! And Charlie is most photogenic!!

Jen says Hi. And I am now going to go for that free book!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Tracy said...

Oh, the notes make my heart sing...isn't it wonderful when our neighbors take pleasure in our loved ones? I think so...Charlie is such a celebrity!

Susan May James said...

How sweet! My husband & I often go for walks at night and there's a few (very social!) neighborhood cats we always stop to pet. There's one in particular that meows and runs towards us when she sees us. I've always wondered what their parents would think! Never thought to take some pictures...

On another note, I'm trying to figure out which tapas bar by TCR you went to (re profile). There's a great one just off of Leicester Sq tube - they have the best chorizo!

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog recently, I'm much obliged.

All the best,
Susan
:0)

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Wow! Charlie has his own paw-parazzi!

Marg said...

That was so nice of the neighbors to take such nice pictures of Charlie. Sounds like he is the hit of the neighborhood. Hope you have a terrific day.

Susan Fields said...

I love that your neighbors take pictures of Charlie - he's just so photogenic!

Kristen said...

I am a cat lover too. Noticed you on blog comments before...

meowmeowmans said...

That's so neat! It sounds as though Charlie is the Mayor of the neighborhood! :)

We want to read Ellen's book ... it sounds terrific.

Have a great day, friends.

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh, how sweet! And such lovely photos too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Au and Target said...

MOL, Charlie has a fan club!

Pk Hrezo said...

That is so cool of your neighbors! Charlie is one of a kind for sure.. such a superstar! I should post one of his pics over my desk... I may just print one of these out. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Was it TMZ taking compromising pics of Charlie? Maybe wooing the other female cats in the neighborhood?

lupie said...

Charlie brings joy to all!!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

It sounds like Charlie could run for mayor and win. What an outgoing and friendly fellow.

fairyhedgehog said...

Such cute photos! Charlie has such sang froid!

Deborah said...

That was very nice. You live in a nice neighborhood, kind of like Blogville!!! LOL
Have a great day!
xxoo
Deborah

Jamie Burch said...

Aww...sorry you had a bad day. But what a sweet surprise! Charlie's turning into quite the celebrity.

Hope the rest of your week is proving to be much better.

Hugs,
~Jamie

Helena said...

Makes me want to go home (I'm at work) and hug my kitty, a.k.a. Fat Cat. But yours is prettier.

TK and Squashies said...

How sweet of the neighbors to take such care on a bad day.
Charlie is quite the handsome mancat, he deserves all the attention he gets. And so do you!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That was so nice of your neighbor's, Jen! Charlie is very photogenic and definitely delightful!

Everyone's new books sound so interesting!

The Golden Eagle said...

Aww, that's wonderful! :)

Thanks for the book news.

Robyn Campbell said...

I'm glad you were brightened up by the awesomely handsome devil, Charlie.

We have a cat named Charlie. Prince Charles is called Charlie for short. He's quite big on himself as are most cats. (We have four.)

Have a wonderful weekend. *waving*

McGuffy Ann said...

I just want to tell you how wonderful I think you are. Your visits and comments mean a lot. I appreciate your support. Thank you! You are very special. ~hugs~

LynNerdKelley said...

Sounds like you have great neighbors. Sure makes life nice, doesn't it? Hello to Charlie!

Al said...

trust Charlie!

Len Lambert said...

Charlie is so popular! :) And what a nice thing to see when you got home! :)

RaShelle Workman said...

Charlie is so photogenic!! Glad you had a happy ending to your day. xoxo

Julia Williams said...

I think it's cool that Charlie has nice neighbors who don't mind sharing their yard with him. And how fun that they even took pictures to show you he'd been around!

laughingwolf said...

charlie ROCKS! :)

Cheri said...

What adventures you have been up to Charlie!!! Nice your neighbors are enjoying him. We have a neighbor cat Jack who visits us. They do keep us entertained. Hope all is well.

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Jemi Fraser said...

Love those photos! Why am I not surprised Charlie is a hit? ... :)

Charlotte said...

Sounds like you and Charlie have great neighbors. Such fun.

Esme said...

What a lovely surprise to come home to.

Hilary said...

Love that they gave you those pictures and shared stories of the amazing charlie... Alex and I thank you both so much....

Life 101 said...

That Charlie get's around. I wish he lived near me, I'd leave a treat out for him -- but then my wimpy dogs would probably chase him up a tree if he got in our fence.
He's a beautiful animal.
R

Ann said...

Charlie has won the hearts of the neighbours! And why not...he is a handsome fella after all. Such a nice surprise after a hard day. I am sure it melted the stress away!

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

Cute kittie. My mom named her last car "Charlie".

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

How sweet is that! Charlie has neighborhood friends. (and a secret life!)