Monday, 17 June 2013

Write with Neil Gaiman and Gumtree is ONE!

Bloggie pals!

Gumtree is one year old in June
Charlie would like to send him to the moon!
Gumtree is suddenly all grown up
Charlie would have preferred a  teacup!



Oh just saw this in the Guardian’s website! 

He starts a story with an opening line and all you have to do is finish it!  
Apparently he’ll pick the best ones!  Go here! Yay!!

Charlie says:  I turn 10 in July!


Have a great week y'all!

74 comments:

klahanie said...

Yay, Gumtree is one! :)

Which story on the Guardian website?

As for that Neil Gaiman thingy, good luck, but not for me. Wouldn't be fair to the rest of y'all! Ha ha...

Gary
x

Jemi Fraser said...

Happy b-day to Gumtree - hard to believe he's a year old already!! :)

Liza said...

Fun exercise! Happy birthday to your kitty!

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Gumtree!!! We think you are a special one!

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Rene said...

Happy birthday to Gumtree!! We are glad you are still here. :-)

Tamago said...

Happy birth month, Gumtree!! I'm sure Charlie lets you have return ticket from moon :-)
Story writing with Neil Gaiman sounds fun. I will go check the link!
Have a wonderful new week!!

Summer Ross said...

Oh the write a story with NG sounds fabulous- Happy birthday Gumtree!

Pasha said...

Happy birthday to Gumtree, and happy early birhday to Charlie :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - I hope you're entering a few finishing story lines .. and that you win.

Congratulations to Gumtree being one .. and to Charlie on nearly being 10 ..

You too have a great week .. Hilary

Helena said...

Happy birthday, Gumtree! And Charlie, you're gorgeous at every age.

Thank you for the Neil Gaiman heads-up. I looked at his sentence and some of the entries (I'll read more tomorrow), and was really surprised at how good they were. The first one I read was about the cat and murdered sweater. Very funny. My kitty murdered my slippers a couple weeks ago when she threw up in them.

Have a wonderful week!

Lynda R Young said...

Happy Birthday to Guntree!! (I LOVE that photo of him)

Mark said...

Well a happy birthday to Gumtree and an early happy birthday to Charlie. I don't know when my cats birthdays are. We just have an estimate of their age.

Teresa Ashby said...

Happy Birthday Gumtree - what a beauty! That year has whizzed by!
And soon to be Happy Birthday to gorgeous Charlie too :-) x

Mia Hayson said...

Exciting! I can't even think where to start with the Neil Gaiman thing I mean that opening is great mmmm.

<3

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh dear Charlie is Gumtree getting rather "in your face"? Maybe a gentle pat on his bottom will help.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ellie Garratt said...

Happy Birthday, Gumtree! I hope you have plenty of candles to blow out.

Write with Neil Gaiman. I'm on my way. Thanks for the link.

Theresa Milstein said...

Poor Charlie. Maybe he'll come around as Gumtree settles down. Happy 1st and 10th birthdays!

I want to write with Neil Gaiman! I'm going to take a look. Good luck!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to Gumtree! Thanks for sharing the Neil Gaiman link. I'm going to check it out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday, Gumtree! Guess Charlie will just have to tolerate you a little longer.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday, Gumtree! One already? Wow! We hope you're getting lots of extra treats every day this month, in celebration. :-)

And Charlie 10 in July? Seriously? He's been with you, what, four years now? Amazing how quickly the years pass.

We wish you all a fabulous week!

Esme said...

Happy Birthday Gumtree-writing with Neil Gaiman would be fun. Have a great day.

Norma Beishir said...

Happy birthday, Gumtree!

Don't fret, Charlie--next month we'll all be back to wish you a happy birthday!

Marg said...

Wow, Gumtree you are grown up now. That sure was fast. Charlie, you know that you enjoy having that Gumtree around. Hope the mom does well with her new writing adventure. Take care.

Stephen Tremp said...

Happy Birthday Gumtree! Enjoy some catnip today and don't forget to share with Charlie.

Theresa Milstein said...

I wrote a piece to submit, but it was already too late. Still, it was fun to write. I'll tweak the beginning and submit it another place.

Theresa Milstein said...

I wrote a piece to submit, but it was already too late. Still, it was fun to write. I'll tweak the beginning and submit it another place.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Happy Early Birthday, Charlie. Hope you get a lot of catnip on your big day!

tenku butang said...

Gumtree is one year old in June?? is that true? my cat also 1 year in June! woww! same age!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

C & G...we hope ewe post yur birthdayz on yur birthdayz sew we can stop by with sum goods.....

:)

N we dont meen burd !!!!

Annie Bear said...

Happy birthday to Gumtree. It's nice to meet you and Charlie. Thank you so much for coming by to leave your condolences about Simba.

Words A Day said...

good luck if you do the Neil Gaiman prompt - and a year already!

ABBY said...

Oh we have purrdays to celebrate!
Yay Happy 1st purrday Gumtree!!!
hello handsome Charlie.

Carol Kilgore said...

Happy Birthday, Gumtree!
And Happy Early Birthday to Charlie!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love your poem. Yep, that pretty much describes the relationship between my two sons.

I can't believe Gumtree is ONE. Happy birthday, Gumtree.

mshatch said...

That sounds like a fun writing exercise! And look at Gumtree all grown up and handsome as anything!

Julia Hones said...

Happy birthday Gumtree! I think he is reflecting on the experience of turning one year old. He looks thoughtful...

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday Gumtree! The kitties and I are happy you aren't on the moon. :)

Good luck with the story writing. Just had this conversation with a co-worker....I'm great at writing reports, not so much stories!



Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Gumtree looks like he is smiling in his birthday photos! Happy birthday to such a happy cat!


I like Neil Gaiman's novels...would be so neat to be chosen by him...are you going to enter this contest? Good luck!


Bossy Betty said...

Happy Birthday to Gumtree! Hang in there, Charlie! We love you!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy 1st birthday, Gumtree! You're all grown up!

Katz Tales said...

We sw! Isn't it exciting? But not as exciting as your birthdays. Happy Birthday, Gumtree! And Happy Early Birthday to Charlie!

We are said...

Happy Birthday Gumtree!

Charlie, Milita will be 10 in July, too! You two are the same age :)

DWei said...

Happy birthday to him!

Simon Kewin said...

Happy birthday! And thanks for the Gaiman link. Somehow, despite being a Gaiman fan and reading that paper I managed to miss it...

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Gumtree! And happy early birthday to Charlie! :)

Romance Book Haven said...

Happy Birthday Gumtree!

Thanks for link to Neil's offer.

Nas

Medeia Sharif said...

I'll check out the link.

Happy birthday to Gumtree. They grow up so fast.

KarenMcG said...

Oh my gosh, Gumtree is all "growed" up! Happy birthday, Gumtree.

And Charlie's got a birthday coming up, too. So does our Mikey!

colehauscats said...

We're betting you'll have a great story to go with Mr. Gaiman's great first line! Happy B-Day, Gumtree! Purrs...

catdownunder said...

Purr!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Aww..they're getting big. :)

Will check out that site!

Deniz Bevan said...

I saw that Gaiman thing too late!! Probably only for UK residents anyway, no?
BUT, he's coming to Montreal and I got tickets!

{{hugs}} to the kitties.

joanne fox said...

Gumtree has grown up so beautifully! Happy birthday to him! x

Maria McKenzie said...

Thanks for the link! Despite Gumtree's youth, I think Charlie likes having a younger sibling! Happy birthday to them both;).

Jay Paoloni said...

Happy meowrthday to Gumtree, but Charlie has right of seniority.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Happy Purrthday Gumtree! And one to Charlie too.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy birthday your your kitty!!!

susanjanejones said...

Charlie and gummie are yummie. In a cute way, not an eating way.xxx

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Yes, I heard about Neil Gaiman's proposition. I shan't be entering. No point methinks!

Happy Birthday to the beautiful Gumtree and a scratch under the chin for Charlie :) xxx

AdriBarr said...

WHat beautiful cats!

Rick Watson said...

Happy Birthday Gumtree. Take the day off and tell the boss I said it was ok.
R

RaShelle Workman said...

Why am I such a Neil Gaiman fanatic??? Great info, Old Kitty.

and LOVED your Gumtree poem. LOL Awesome.

April McLeod said...

Wow! I can't believe Gumtree is one! It doesn't seem pawsible! Happy birthday!

Katie Isabella said...

Happy birthday Gumtree. Love you and Charlie bunches. Mom wishes she could hold both of you. I don't even feel jealous. XXXOOO

Athena said...

Happy Birthday, Gumtree!

Purrs x

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Birthday Gumtree!! I stopped by at the right time!!
Still waiting for you to add "follow by email" to your sidebar so that I won't miss your posts!
xoxoxo

Katie and Glogirly said...

Now THIS is an idea I can get behind.
....sending Waffles to the moon when he turns 1.
*counting days...*
; ) Katie

Marsha said...

Happy birthday, Gumtree! Super cute!

William Kendall said...

Happy Birthday, Gumtree!

Madeleine Sara said...

Oh wow! That's amazing!Hopping over there next.

Your kitties look so gorgeous. :O)

Dawn Simon said...

Happy birthday, adorable Gumtree! (And hugs to Charlie, too!)

Fun about Neil Gaiman.

Hope you're having a nice summer! :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A belated Happy Birthday to "teacup" Gummi. :)

Jenn Soehnlin said...

Ooh, writing with Neil Gaiman sounds like it'd be cool.

Oh, and happy belated birthday to Gumtree! :)

LTM said...

Happy birthday, Gumtree!!! Yaaay!!! *throws confetti*

Flower & I also have birthdays this month. Fun times~ ;o) <3