October 30, 2007

Kitten Trickster Treater



Have a nonCATastrophic happy Halloween!
Ciao & Meow,
GUIDO aka 'DracuCat'

October 28, 2007

Lion-Sized Lens Captures Celebucat




Lights, camera, action and paws up! That's what echoed in my smitten kitten ears this week during my first feline modeling assignment - a catzowey professional shoot. Chill your whiskers folks, this mighty meowster was photographed by the creme de la creme (and I'm not talking fat free or low fat but the real stuff!) of animal photographers - the infamous (and feline friendly) Mark Rogers who can capture the flicker of a whisker at a pawsatively purrfect moment, even from an Italian Kitty.


Mark and I had buddy bonding on the set and he now knows which is my best side, but is it purrposterous to think his camera lens is longer than the mighty meowster?

Four Paws Up and proof that the guy has a creatacative eye - of course I have 2 big ones that may land me in a coffee table book: PURRportedly a purrfectly wonderful collection of how cats live luxuriously (is there any other way?). So stay tuned to see if my feline portfolio makes the Publisher purr and takes you to a Borders book shelf to buy buy buy.








Catch abundacat pics on Mark's website and more pics of me and his candid canine shots too.

Ciao & Meow,
GUIDO - The Italian Kitty






PS - Do you know someone who wants to start their day The Guido Way?
Tell me at guidogazette@gmail.com

October 21, 2007

A City Kitty Cat Safari


It's meowvalous, it's PURRfect and it's where my paws ventured to this weekend: yes out of my cat condo digs and over to Pet Camp Cat Safari which is quite the PURRfect ahhhminous experience for my big tiger cat eyes to behold! Meowsters unite - let's give this great new addition to our City a 4-Paws Up as its stellar-cat-service was unthinkable for this mighty meowster who was greeted and meeted to the max.



CATch me here with the omniscient Owner Virginia, (she cat chats well). Definitely our "let's get cat-acquainted" interview was an enduring and purring experience. Thought I was proPURRly checked IN but I was probably checked OUT simultanakitteously as the attendants seem to think I'm a dapper kind of guy, but hey I'm an Italian kitty - sleek suave stripes get ya an upgrade!

Check in was feline-non-finicky (a breeze) and I was off to the Safari room - an incredukitty experience with enthusiasticat live green jungle plants, and crickets piped in everywhere to wiggle my whiskers, high wire bamboo walking (I excelled), tree climbing for my tootsies that have only pounced on condo carpeting, and ah ha... birds birds and more birds chirping from every wild direction - well need I tell you I had a Tom Cat Time and I think I became a cat!













Once out of the jungle safari garden, I went fishing. They don't offer Hook & Release but it's all envirocatically correct and Pet Camp Cat Safari is all Green - not as in kitty grass but as in politicatically correct. It's a kindred catzowey experience! Get all 4 of your paws on over for a kitty safari at Pet Camp Cat Safari (3233 Sacramento Street in The City By The Bay) ...where else would this be?? It's the PURRfect play date place and you might get your whiskers wiggled.


Ciao & Meow,
GUIDO - The Italian Kitty

October 14, 2007

Categorically Speaking - It's Just Cat Chat


Last week I had airtime (CBS news) and this week I'm still doing airtime: FURgot to tell ya I flew with the Blue Angels. Let's talk about bird watching from the wild and very blue skies above while cat-cruising around at speeds beyond this mighty meowster's wildest whiskers imagination. The G-Forces practically took off my stripes!

My 4 paws have trounced and pounced all over town (and in the air too) so I'm opticating for serious catnapping this week. No Bonwit CatTeller shopping, no Friskies Feline modeling, just catnapping...
I'm jolted from my PURRfect catnap by some colorful Fall creatures. Hey dudes, who invited you??


Ciao & Meow and wishing you a precisely PURRfect catnap too,
GUIDO - The Italian Kitty

October 8, 2007

Monkeying Around With Jane Goodall


I'm in ecstaticat mode and my paws have not touched the ground yet, because Sunday at Grace Cathedral, my baby bengal self was cradled and blessed by Jane Goodall - the renowned primatologist and I behaved PURRfectly! I wasn't going to miss St. Francis day and the blessing of we furried and some feathered pals (yep and a few scaley dudes too)- so off I went (well, I actually got carried wearing an escape proof pup harnass - a Dolce Catbana - but it was camouflage design and cool!). Jane picked me out of a crowd of canines - lucky me and catzowey - she has the magic touch for head massage. I'm thinking of reloCATing closer to her - she's magical and has a Meowvalous message for all of you 2-leggeds.




Being a bit leary when the organ began, I felt secure holding on to my tale - I'd once heard a story about Tails in the Crypt and didn't want to become one of those victims. Hey, this Grace CAThedral is some place( it has a catwalk and colorful windows for heavenly bird watching). Would you believe there were 900 folks and their pets in and on the Pews (my pew mate was a golden lab who was aMEWsed by my stripes). 9 out of 10 pew seated folks asked my momma what breed I was and a zillion catzillion of times I heard her decry "GUIDO is pure-bred San Francisco SPCA" - nobody ever believed her - they catsistantly insisted I was some fancy shmancy meowster. Whatsa matta with them?

Good things come to those with 4-paws: I actually got blessed again - when the dazzling Rev. Vanessa Glass held me and whispered a sweet prayer into my fuzzy Episcocat ears. She's an angelicat.


And who might have had their debut onCBS affiliate evening news on Sunday eve? Not just once, but twice - after all some fat cats aren't home for the 6:30pm news and others are seriously catnapping at 11pm. I made both newscasts - woo hoo so watch carefully (click above on CBS link) and when you see 2 white poodle dogs, the mighty meowster is seconds shortly thereafter.


I need to recuPURRate now for a week so I might be late in answering my fan mail. Mille Grazie and let's cat chat next week,
Ciao & Meow,
GUIDO - The Italian Kitty aka Frisky Feline Friend of Jane's


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