Monday, 23 January 2012

Fire of the Dragon!

Bloggie friends!

Happy Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Dragon and when the Dragon roars, you sit up and listen!

The Dragon tells you this year is not a year “to be doing things by half”. (source)

The Dragon tells you this year is a time to “act on your dreams as the Dragon gives you the best chance to make them come true”. (source)

The Dragon has spoken! Go forth and conquer! Make all those cherished dreams into reality - you know what they are and you know what needs doing, so go, go, go!

Charlie says: I stand in awe after a session with my silverine pouch from Auntie Bin.


p.s. I did clean up his eye boogers after! LOL!

p.s. Just for info, Charlie's left tear duct is damaged due to an infection when he was a baby kitty, so it needs cleaning regularly but it's nothing to worry about!

110 comments:

Julia Hones said...

Charlie is very cute! I did not know about the dragon but I sense that this year is an important one to go after our dreams. I have no idea why I feel this way, but it is a very intense feeling.

klahanie said...

Bloggie cats!
And a Happy Chinese New Year to you.
I thought this post was going to 'Dragon'...get it 'drag on'?
You keep them eye, eye, eye boogers well clear of Charlie's tear duct.
Now then and gosh, time for me to go, go, go....
Take care, bloggie cats:)
Gary
x

Mark said...

One things for sure, this year's going to be a big one.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm sure Charlie is thrilled with the eye-cleaning sessions.
Going forth and conquering as ordered!

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you! I usually celebrate this and this year I forgot, so thank you for reminding me.

Oh, poor Charlie. Nothing worse than eye boogies.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Hmmm...I hope the dragon doesn't eat me! BOL

ABBY said...

OH Charlie you are in heaven with that pouch!!

Thank you so much for your sweet kindnesses and concern for Abby. It has meant more to me that I can ever say. Seeing your baby sick is so hard on any of us. I am so thankful that she is responding and starting to feel better.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Mr Puddy said...

Charlie, My mom take note about Dragon Year 's thing ! She totally on this topic..tee...heh

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your mommy : )
xoxo

Harry Spotter said...

Thanks! We have a chinese sister so Chinese New Year is important to us too. Hope you have a great week.

mshatch said...

poor Charlie. Glad it's nothing to worry about now and glad he has you to keep him looking spiffy :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Poor Charlie's eye. I'm sure you take good care of him.

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Katie Isabella said...

YOu are beautiful even with your eye needing attention, sweet one. xoxoxoxox

KarenMcG said...

Very interesting, all that information about the Chinese dragon. Thank you.

That Charlie looks so cute with his blue toy. Good that you know how to take care of his tear duct for him.

Adam said...

I was actually born in the year of the dragon 1988.

Jilda said...

I am a Dragon, love dragons !

Kitten said...

Cheers to going out and living our dreams.

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you, too. I just happen to have the Dragon as my Chinese zodiac sign. I'm feeling inspired right now.

Have a great week.

Donna Hosie said...

May your inner dragon roar this year!

Lexi said...

Encouraging words - and the offspring starts her new job today, hurrah :o)

joanne fox said...

Here's to dreams and happy Chinese New Year!

Brigid said...

The Dragon has spoken, I'm off to pursue my dreams.
I have great sympathy with Charlie, I've had eye problems since I was a kitten too:)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - right that's answered a question .. go do and all will be well. Love Charlie having his little rest - always good to see his photo.

Cheers and have a good week .. Hilary

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you! I was born in the Year of the Dragon, so perhaps this will be a good year. Perhaps. :-)

May at least some of YOUR dreams come true!

Jennifer Shirk said...

My dog growing up always had tear duct issues too. I was always cleaning the goop. Bleh. The things we do for our loved ones. LOL

Marg said...

Lucky has the same thing Charlie. His eye runs all the time too.
Happy Chinese New year to you too. We will listening for the Dragon to speak.We sure do wish you two lots of great luck etc.

LTM said...

Yay!!! The Dragon's words fit perfectly with my first-ever resolution! Rock on! And poor Charlie. Eye boogers are the worst. Especially on such a pretty, fluffy kitty~ :p <3

Talli Roland said...

Oh, poor Charlie. Apart from the eye boogers, he's as handsome as ever! :)

Happy Year of the Dragon, Old Kitty and Charlie!

Melissa Bradley said...

Happy New Year to you as well! Hope that the Year of the dragon will bring you lots of good things.

Charlie is a gorgeous cat. :)

Brian said...

It's Monday, and my butt is draggin! Happy New Year!

Claudia said...

Gosh! I hope this dragon is right. I need to conquer this year. Aren't you a great mom? Charlie's lucky to have you looking after him. :D
Charlie, your eye's clean so go and conquer!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie 1 - Auntie Bin's pillow 0.
You look rather tired Charlie - did you have to keep kicking that pillow to make it behave!!
Mum says hello to your Mum.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

This may be a duplicate as we were asked to fill in a new word verification which we did and then Mr Google said we should leave a comment which we had but he had stolen it. So comment number one or number two now which will be different cos Mum can't remember what she put (it's her age!!)
We asked Charlie about his nippy pillow and if he had played with it. We may or may not have asked if it was soggy! Anyway we hope you both have a great week and Jenn if you're lucky Charlie might let you try bunny kicking his pillow!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Justine Dell said...

Oh, the year of the dragon is MY year. MY year, I say!

~JD

cleemckenzie said...

Yay for the dragon year. This is a good one for snakes and fish, too I hear. Not so good for the tiger, which, unfortunately, I happen to be. Keep your fingers crossed for me during 2012.

I've left a little something at the Write Game for you. Hope you enjoy it.

Bossy Betty said...

Charley! I have missed you!

Katnip Lounge said...

The Horde is looking forward to eating their "Yard Dragons"!

William Kendall said...

Alex seems quite reflective today!

Clarissa Draper said...

Yeah, my dog has a similar thing with his eyes.

I'm taking on 2012 with gusto.

Hart Johnson said...

YAY for dragon roars! And yay for Charlie!

Helena said...

May the dragon come through for all of us. And I'm glad Charlie's eye boogers aren't serious.

Lydia Kang said...

Happy New Year, to you and to Charlie!

Teresa Ashby said...

Happy Chinese New Year - I hope you'll accept a Sweet Blog award as a new year gift :-)
Indy knows all about eye boogers - it's all to do with his a.g.e. and his tear ducts narrowing x

Whisppy said...

Hey. You look so steady after a round with the Silvervine P-Low. Impressive!

Lynda R Young said...

oh yay and dragons are my favourite creatures. :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Aw, poor Charlie. :P So glad he has a great mommie like you! :D

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Debbie said...

This must be a sign. I have a dragon in my current WIP.

Happy New Year.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a good year to actually hit those query trenches. First, I'd better finish the darn story! :)

Esme said...

Charlie, Happy Year of the Dragon.

xo your California friends.


I am glad that mamma cleans your eyes.

LynNerdKelley said...

Thanks for the pep talk, Kitty, and the facts about the Dragon. Sounds like a winner of a year to me! Sorry about Charlie's tear duct. That's a beautiful picture of him!

Maria McKenzie said...

I'm taking the Dragon's encouraging advice!

Angie Paxton said...

Wow I didn't know all that about the year of the Dragon. I hope it truly is a dragon year for the both of us!

Plain Jane said...

Maybe that is why my husband and I feel so strongly about this year. It is the year to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!

Al said...

poor Charlie

Susan Fields said...

I sure hope they're right about dreams coming true this year! And Charlie looks fabulous, even with those pesky eye boogers! :)

Simon Kewin said...

Will do! I'm a dragon myself, actually. Not telling you which year though!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Poor Charlie!

Yay for the year of the Dragon. I will heed his advice and conquer. *beats chest*

Felted House said...

What a good principle to not do things by halves, I'll try and remember to apply that one. Hope it is a very good and productive Chinese year for you and Charlie xx

Patsy said...

There's no way I'm arguing with a dragon, so I'll be off chasing my dreams!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Oh! I like this Dragon, and I plan to obey!

Janet Johnson said...

I was born in the year of the dragon! It should be a great year for me. :)

Pk Hrezo said...

Aw, poor Charlie. Give him a big smooch for me!
I forgot about Chinese new year. And the year of the dragon, no less. I love dragons. :)

Roxy said...

I like the Dragon. He makes me feel confident. Thanks for the encouraging post, Kitty. Charlie is adorable as always, and I want a cat just like him ;)

Jay Paoloni said...

Happy Year of the Dragon, Old Kitty.
The Dragon cracked the doors open and started spitting fire without many preambles.
I have a hunch it's going to make us all tougher.
I have a hunch it's going to be a tough year. Pursuing our dreams: is there anything tougher than that?

Repositório said...

Happy Chinese New Year too!!!!

m.q said...

handsome Charlie. hope this dragon year will brings you more happiness and good health!!!
yay

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

The Chair Speaks said...

Oh Charlie, still undecided on how to tackle the silverine pouch?
May the Force of the Dragon be with you! :)

Tracy Jo said...

I love the dragon! I think I will need to read this post a few times...it got me motivated. :-) Beautiful picture of Charlie! Hugs to you. Thanks for the cheers!

justjoe said...

Lovely cat. And I like your enthusiasm! This year I'm definitely gonna drag my dreams down to earth and pave my own path with them. So the Dragon commands, so it shall be. :)

Following! Xin nian kuai le!

Pasha said...

Oh, I just can't take my eyes off those dots at the base of Charlie's ears. Are those real?

fairyhedgehog said...

I think Charlie is fairly unimpressed by Chinese New Year. Every year is the Year of the Cat for him!

GRAÇA said...

Like a lot of water at mami pasa a torment me ... says that and am more dog cat hihihi
I want you in my sortei, look at the picture it is just a little ...Why is hide hides
Turrinhas so nice with many miaumiau
Kika

Romance Book Haven said...

Happy Chinese New Year!

Charlie is so cute!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

I was wondering about the meaning behind the dragon year. Thanks for this and hurray for acting on dreams. Happy Chinese New Year to you and Charlie.

Jamie Burch said...

This is going to be a great year! Aww...Charlie is so lucky he found a home with you.

Happy Chinese New Year to you both!
Hope you're having a fabulous week. :)

Words A Day said...

Old Kitty I can't remember if I commented already:) I'm getting old! I like the sound of not doing things by half. (Belated) happy chinese new year:)!

DWei said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

RumpyDog! said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Our Malachi has herpes in his eyes and it makes his goopy. YOu're lucky you just have one eye to deal with- our poor guy has both!

Soggibottom said...

Charlie ah bless your little white socks and paws. Tear ducts or not, your a beautiful lad.

As for the Dragon and dreams, does that include dreaming of hugging a ginger kind of fluffy thing and then waking up with the dog in your arms ?
SHE ISN'T ALLOWED ON THE BED... I'm going to blame the dragon :-) X X X
loads of hugs beautiful Charlie. :-) X

laughingwolf said...

gung hei fah choi!

and yeah, good for charlie! :)

Ellie Garratt said...

I missed you and Charlie. So glad to be back, so I can follow both your adventures!

Life 101 said...

OK, now I'm fired up. I'm going to do something remarkable this year!
R

RaShelle Workman said...

Old Kitty - I will conquer this year. Whoot!!!!

Nicki Elson said...

I KNEW I liked dragons! To Charlie's awe I say awwwww... :)

Dawn Simon said...

Oh, yes! Let's act on our dreams and make them come true!

Happy Chinese New Year to you and Charlie! :)

Au and Target said...

We're planning to live it up to the max. Gong Xi Fah Cai to you too!

KarenG said...

Every year should be the year of the Dragon!

Travis Erwin said...

May that dragon breath much warmth and good tiding your way.

Nezzy said...

Ya gotta love that Charlie, he's a beauty!

K...I'm off to live my Dragon year!!! Woohoo....I'm game.

God bless ya and have a magnificent day sweetie!!! :o)

The Golden Eagle said...

Gung Hei Fat Choi! :)

Dragons are awesome.

Ann Best said...

Hooray for the New Year, a chance for new dreams. May you enjoy and have great success, my friend!

I love the comment you made on my post about we "older" folks using typewriters: "I guess tippex will be called “white-out” in the US?" Tippex. I love it!

Charlie is greatly blessed to have YOU to help him!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

JDC said...

Happy CNY, your cat looks a bit regal with those main type fur under the chin today.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

All the best for the dragon year.
Charlie looks lovely.

Our male cat, Borage, went missing last night and I hardly slept, culdn't eat and feel like I've got raw potato in my stomach.It is completely out of character as he is rather timid and loves his food so he comes home lots.

the writing pad said...

Hi Old Kitty
Loved your very uplifting take on the year of the dragon - which I've only just seen owing to said dragon having spent much of the new year breathing fire on my phone line. Following my last, euphoric, post it promptly went down again for best part of 10 days :-(
Lovely catching up and finding your post !!!
Hope Charlie's eye isn't too much of a booger to deal with ...

Jen Chandler said...

Hello Old Kitty! I have seen you in the comments on many blogs I read and have finally wandered over. So very glad I did!

Happy Chinese New Year to you! Glad to "meet" you,

Jen

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Way to go Miss Kittie with the publication. I have an e reader I will buy it when it comes out. Keep us all posted.
Great news about the year of the Dragon. You know how I love to dream....and just amybe some will come true this year.

Cheers to you and Charlie

Hilary said...

Happy chinese new year... Charlie, you are such a cutie!

Harry Spotter said...

What a handsome mancat! Thanks for all the Chinese wisdom. We have a chinese sister so that important to us. Hope your eye is better and have a great weekend.

Glogirly and Katie said...

What a sweetie Charlie is. Both Glogirly and I are going to take what the Dragon says to heart. This IS a new year of great dreams and beginnings.
xo Katie & Glogirly

Purrfect Haven said...

great inspiration... we shall indeed, go go go ..... towards our dreams. Charlie is lovely. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

kmckendry said...

Visiting from Lynda's BBQ. Loved this post. The dragon has inspired me! I'm going to be bold!

Jess said...

YAY! HAPPY YEAR OF THE DRAGON!!!

I'm the 100th comment btw :)

Oskar said...

What a handsome cat Charlie is.

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Nubbin wiggles,
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Cheri said...

Happy Year of the Dragon back at ya! Looking good Charlie!!!

Deniz Bevan said...

Happy new year!
And a scritch behind the ears for Charlie.

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Rebecca Kiel said...

What a sweet kitty! Hopefully, Charlie's cleaning aren't as traumatizing as say trying to give him a bath in the tub.

Katie Isabella said...

I think learning Welsh will help with Austin. I believe his mommy said that's what he meows. xox

flutietootie said...

Nice to hear your cat is doing well.

Takie said...

We hope you had a great Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year! (Better late than never)


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