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Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider: November 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SAT Pet Blogger Hop *AKA* The Holiday Hop for Pets Giveaway!

Ok This is the dealio.
This post is for the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop.
But it's really just to promote my entries to the Holiday Hop for Pets Giveaway...

I know. Sneaky...
Anyway, Just scroll down to the next post and you'll find my Giveaway for the:
And after you enter that one, I've got three more!
Head on over to where mom's giving away a custom pet portrait,
then to, where we're giving away a FURminator,
and finally to, where is giving away a Santa Claws Jingle Bell collar charm.

Happy Hopping!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Hope for Pets Giveaway!

Two Little Cavaliers is hosting this super cool pet gifts and products Holiday Hop for Pets Giveway!
You can easily hop from site to site, checking out the different shops and blogs, and entering super easy giveaway contests for one week, November 18-25, 2010.

I'm giving away a porcelain Santa Claws Christmas ornament and matching refrigerator magnet featuring an award winning photograph of charismatic anipal, MOI! Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider! ; )


They're actually quite lovely. Mom's selling them at her shop:, and she has a great giveaway going on over there for a custom digitally hand/mouse drawn portrait of your favorite bohemian pet! and are also participating... But enough about them...

TO BUY: You can buy them directly from Mom's Zazzle shop at*. The porcelain ornament is $12.95 and the magnet is $3.45. (All Zazzle orders $50+ ship free until Jan.1, 2011.) 50% of her profits go to animal charities.

WIN THEM: The winner of this giveaway will receive one porcelain cat Christmas ornament and matching refrigerator magnet. There will be one winner chosen by All ages and geographical locations are eligible! See instructions, below.

MAIN ENTRY: To be entered in this giveaway, follow me on Google Friend Connect and leave a comment on this post when you've done so.

One ADDITIONAL entry for EACH of the following - be sure to leave a separate comment for each:
  • Follow me on Twitter @cokiethecat,
  • Follow me on Facebook at
  • Tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this page: "@cokiethecat is hosting a holiday giveaway on his blog at Check it out!" Or something along those lines. ; )
    • (May tweet once each day for additional entries.)
Remember - leave one comment for each extra entry, indicating you've completed the requirement.
    Then visit the other Holiday Hop for Pets Giveways at the links below!

    DISCLAIMER: My Mom took this photo of me and created these items on, so I admit I'm biased, but I still say they're beautiful!  : P

    Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

    Cokie the Cat

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    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    Vet House Call Today

    Vet just left. Mom says I was a crazy animal!! Vicious wild banshee! She can't believe they managed to draw blood! I drew blood from all 3 of them.  ; ) They couldn't even listen to my heart with the stethoscope because I'd have scratched the vet's eyes out! That's right. I've still got it! (The vet and his asst were awesome though and really nice. I just couldn't let them know I thought so. )

    Good news is my ears look great and my rear end looks great. Mom was afraid it might be awful because of my wearing diapers for so long but he said I looks really good back there actually. Thankyouverymuch. He palpated me & didn't feel anything unusual, & I obviously have lots of energy, am eating & drinking...

    Vet said my head wobble could be a neurological thing common with aging, &  can lead to losing balance & even falling over & curling up - but that it gets better again. It comes & goes.

    We'll get the blood test results in a few days Mom's trying to get a urine sample to give him. From me, not her. LOL.

    So the good news is - Vet thinks I seem really healthy. That's a relief. Hopefully the blood and urine tests will come back with good results. Thanks for the #PawPrayers! I'll keep you updated.

    And my friend and fellow flamepoint ragdoll Inigo Flufflebum is doing much better too this week!

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    Saturday, November 6, 2010

    Anipal TImes Holiday Office Pawty Today! "Hope for Paws"

    Join Anipal Times management, staff, writers, advertisers, and readers as we party around the clock for 24 hours from 11am PDT Saturday Nov. 6th and running straight through until 10am PST tomorrow, Nov. 7th - and YES, us Americans (most of us) set our clocks back an hour right in the middle of the whole dang shebang! I kid you not!  Fun & prizes & helping Hope for Paws help animals!

    Here's the invitation with most of the info: 'Business casual' holiday attire suggested. ; )

    Menu, donation site, Hope for Paws video and more at

    We'll be raising funds for the L.A. based Hope For Paws, my favorite rescue! And Eldad is attending the pawty! Please follow @eldad75
    Eldad & Audrey Hagar: Hope for Paws
    Order their great book at    

     Music by Da Shibbering Cheetos at 11:15a.m. PDT on Saturday and at 9a.m. PST on Sunday!

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    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Anipal Photo Hunt #12: All Souls' Day

    November 2nd is All Souls' Day, Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos. This is the day that many people, including me and my mom, celebrate our loved ones who have passed on.
    Mom just took this pic of our 'altar.' It's really just the book case and not everyone we're remembering and saying a prayer for is there, but here it is.

     Left to right are Marrakesh, my mom's first and only dog. He was a border collie she got when she was in Junior High. He was a wonderful dog and went everywhere with her. This was in the '70s so they even hitch-hiked together! (Mom was a hippie.) He was named after the song "Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills & Nash. He finally went to the Rainbow Bridge when he was seventeen. Good dog. 

    In front of Marrakesh is a wooden box. It, and the things in it, belonged to Dad's brother, Chris. He passed away on September 11th of this year. It was very, very sad. He was only 49 years old, his illness was quick and his passing unexpected. Dad is still having a hard time missing his brother.

    Next is Mom's Grandma Hazel. She was her Dad's Mom. Her Grandpa Doug should be here too but she couldn't find a pic of him tonight. She was very pretty and was a wardrobe mistress in the movies. Grandpa Doug was an accountant at NBC studios, but Mom remembers mostly that he played golf and let her wash the golf balls in the automatic washer thingy and drive the golf cart, and he polished stones to make jewelry.

    To the right of Grandma Hazel is Wynnie Cat Princess Kitten. I still miss her very much. I still look for her once in a while. Last night Mom thought she felt her jump on the bed. She went to the RB in June. There are lots of posts about Wynnie in this blog. Wynnie's ashes are in the brown box behind her little framed photo. It has a Hopi Kachina on top of it.

    On the right side is a photograph of Mom's Grandparents, Marie and Justus. She used to call them Nanny Ree and Papa. Marie was from Denmark and Justus was from Sweden. They met on a farm they were both working on in Iowa, got married, and bought their own farm. Eventually they moved to California. 

    Mom's Uncle Lyle is also in that Photo. He died when he was 33. He was born with a hole in his heart because Marie had a flu vaccine during the time when the flu was killing lots of people. She was pregnant but they didn't know until later that the shot could cause birth defects. Lyle was very sick his whole life but he was really nice and never complained about anything. Mom's Uncle Bob is in the pic, too, to the left of Marie, but he's not dead. Mom spent a lot of time with Marie and Papa and loved them and misses them very much. 

    Lump and Cheyenne and Sheba and Miles are Mom's kitties who are not on the altar, but they were also wonderful kitties who all lived between 17 and 21 years, and were all very much loved.

    So that's my All Souls' post. 

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