I wonder if Merlin and Hazel (delighted to meet both of them!!!) can watch BCN broadcasts, and if they enjoy Burt’s chyron commentary on their brother as much as I do.
Clucky Chicken has made a rare pubic appearance!
I’m in cuteness overload.
Come to think… if Elvis is the younger brother… and he’s already a senior… =D;;;
I think my brain just melted permanently.
What an adorable group photo of the BCN crew! If only it were so easy to get your kitties to pose for a pic IRL!
I just noticed that the letter is addressed to “ELVIS – BIG PINK HOUSE”
Aw, too cute!!
What a beautiful Thanksgiving greeting from Georgia to us. And what could be sweeter than two new cats added to the BCN clowder!
Since they live in Providence, there’s a pretty good chance that’s Italian food that Hazel’s stealing.
And is Merlin listening to “Cat Scratch Fever”? (Probably not really heavy metal.)
SUNDAY FUNDAY TIME!
As always, hugs and smooches to all— may your week see some bright ray of sunshine and comfort!
I can just imagine Merlin headbanging to Nine Inch Claws ;p
What’s the best picture for cats?
Wonder what Sis and Bro would think if the Robber Mice were included in the photo! :)
Wonder what’s the name of Merlin’s pet mouse?
This is such a sweet entry into my favorite comic strip.
Is that a little mouse friend that Merlin has by his tea cup?
Elvis and Merlin are dead ringers for each other. Merlin is very laid back and loves heavy metal ( is there any other kind? ) I love every panel…. Elvis’s sweet expression as he looks at pictures, the picture of all the cats holding their favorite toys, Hazel doesn’t look like Elvis and Merlin. I wonder if she’s a sister in name only. Happy Thanksgiving, every one!
This brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely family! Makes me miss my daughter so much, though she is coming home next week from FSU, I might drive up and get her on Tuesday!
One Cat, two families. (Until they unite)
I’ve been looking at family pictures, too, Elvis. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving..❤️
Aww, I wondered if we’d ever hear from Elvis’s littermates! Do they live together IRL? I remember Georgia mentioning that she knew who adopted Merlin, but don’t remember hearing anything about the sister.
Hazel has different coloring from her brothers, is that normal in Siamese cats, is their coloring influenced by gender?
I just noticed the (!) over Beatrix in the first panel. Guess she’s never seen an actual letter, only texts?
My parents had a cat named Merlin. He was very close to my father. When my father died, he was so utterly miserable that my mother, and the RSPCA, decided he would be better in a completely new home and having a completely different life. The RSPCA found a new home for him, and later checked on him. They reported that this turned out to be good for him.
A master of stealing food, eh? Obviously she was trained by a bear.
Todd Rundgren: Hello It’s Me
Hello, it’s “we”
We are writing you from Providence, RI
It’s been awhile but we thought we would write
An see how you’re doing, if you’re doing alright
And let you know we are thinking of you.
How are you?
How are the friends in the Pink House with you?
We hear you have your own great news show
And give the news all the cats want to know
Sometimes we wonder if you are pleased!
It’s important to see
All of our family
’Cause we never want to fall out of touch with thee!
Think of “We”
We are so thankful to know you’re doing fine!
Please keep on writing if you can find the time,
Or if you want to share some music sublime
And talk online if you think we could!
Saw Todd at Walman Rink, Central Park, back in the 70’s he had blue hair, picture of audience was part of jacket cover next album. Great concert ! And great rendition by you, thanks.
Please Please Please…
I have been pretty good this year and all I want for Christmas is a copy of that picture Elvis sent to his Brother & Sister. If any of you are on good terms with Santa, would you put in a good word for me? I seem to have lost the Big-Guy’s email address. I would be happy to make a donation to the Elf Widow’s and Orphan’s Fund. Pay it forward, that’s my motto.
It is a cute detail that Bea is holding a smart phone and looks surprised by an actual letter. There is very little that competes with receiving an actual letter in the mail from a friend or relative. The substantial nature of opening the envelope, holding the letter and seeing the person’s handwriting is a joy. The ethereal nature of an email will never measure up.
Wow, more cats, Squeee!! At first I thought Hazel was flame-point, but she looks more diluted-calico-point, which I just made up :) I love her casual pants outfit and her dancing past the plate of food! Also, giant toe bean sightings!
Beatrix toe beans! So many!
Bea is like “whats a letter?”
Hey, Elvis’s brother Merlin, Steve from “Blue’s Clues” called, he wants his shirt back!
Aw, Elvis, can we see some of you and your sibs baby photos? Something tells me they were cute.
awwwwww its like my cats
This is so sweet! One of the Top 5 BCNs of all time. :-)
I forgot that Elvis had siblings! but, from his personality, i would have thoughy that Elvis was the 1st born, or doesn’t birth order (guess it might be hard to keep track) play a role in personality like it does in us humans?
That’s so sweet!
I see I’m not the only one who teared up over this. I tell my cats their origin stories (that’s not weird is it?) but I don’t think they believe there was any life prior to their CEO positions here.
Awwww, this is so sweet!
i just found this article and thought I’d share. i liked them all, but the one about going in circles hit a nerve with me today.
Beatrix doesn’t need a Buzzy Mouse: her wonderful paws stand in as a couple of stuffies!
Merlin is my type of cat.
Whenever I see your smiling faces
I have to smile myself
Because I love you, yes, I do
And when we exchange those sweet little pics
It gives me such a kick
There’s something about it, bro
I don’t know
Isn’t it amazing a cat like me
Can feel this way
Tell me how much longer
’Cause it grows stronger every day
Oh, how much longer?
I know we’ll stay in touch thru all the days
With pics & letters we’ll always find a way
Because I feel like I never left you
So be sure that I won’t forget you
And I thank our Cat above
That we’re engulfed in so much love
Happily ever after in our “gotcha” abodes
With warmth and care by the Puckloads
It could grow stronger every day
No one can tell me that I’m doing wrong today, whenever you send your smiles to me
No one can tell me that I’m doing wrong today
Whenever you send your smiling faces my way
No one can tell me that I’m doing it wrong today
No one can tell me that I’m not loved today
(James Taylor – Your Smiling Face)
Go For a Ride Day: “Get your motor runnin,‘/ Get out on the highway,/ Lookin’ for adventure/ or whatever comes our way! …” Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf, inspired by the song “Born To Be Feline,” by the Alley Cat Chorus and Glee Club.
Whether your motor is mechanical or biological.
Humane Society Anniversary Day: While concern for the “lower animals” can be, and is, taken to absurd extremes, there is no higher form of humanity than respect and compassion for other species.
Mother Goose Parade Day: Around here, that’s every day in the spring, winter, fall, and summer: Canadian/Canadien geese parading across and along any road or street, anywhere. They are protected, so nobody can do anything about them—and they no longer migrate, they are here year round. Nobody is in charge of cleaning up after their parades, either. Maybe we should require them to apply for citizenship. Once they start voting, all the politicians will get goosed.
National Cranberry Relish Day: I’ve never heard it referred to as “relish,” but I relish cranberries in all their forms, including Cranberry Space Goo. After all, I have a sweatshirt that proclaims me a “Craniverous Salsaraptor,” after my appetite for all things cranberry and geothermal salsa. Pass the roast goose …
Start Your Own Country Day: I propose that all supporters and commenters on BCN establish the sovereign state of Bigpinkhouse. All in favor, so signify by saying MEOW! with great dignity …
I love Elvis’s slightly awkward “I’m posing for a picture” smile. And Clucky Chicken!
Awwwweeeee!!!! So cute! Elvis is the spitting image of his big brother.
AHHHHH!……. Go Comics is not rendering correctly on any of my browsers. I need my morning BCN fix.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
It’s nice to see Elvis’ siblings!
daily bcn is BACK?!?!?!?!!!
I love seeing Elvis’s siblings and how happy all they are. I think about our panther boy’s siblings. All three were adopted a month before him. I’m sure they are in happy homes. The people who run his shelter were delighted to have adopted out so many black cats, but were concerned about him getting a home because he was more timid than they. When hubby picked him up, he started purring up a storm and that was it, he’s been daddy’s boy ever since. <3
Is this gonna end up turning into Snoopy and the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm? Deerfield, it may well not be a parking lot.
I can see it now, and it is lovely! Better late than never.
I’m dead. I’m destroyed. This is everything. My poor heart <3 <3 <3
February 26, 2016