Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Aftermath Video!!


Photo & Video by Karl

CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper is now a happy memory as is the party that was held at the Byrd Mansion, where the show was filmed. I have said it before and I will say it again, "A picture is worth a thousand words." With this in mind the video is a whole chapter in a best selling book.

Be on the lookout because Little Productions is getting into the television. An announcement will follow in the future. I will give you a little hint: CCSI-AFOOFA.

Monday, May 25, 2009

CAST & CREW PARTY!


Photo by Asta


Asta, Karl, Ruis, Momo, Opus, Ollie, and myself have gathered around in the front of the Byrd Mansion, also known as Westover, in Virginia, where the latest CCSI show just wrapped up another exciting episode. Our tradition is to always have a cast party after a wrap and we just now realized that there was no location reserved for this event. With Memorial Day a lot of the places we would want to use are already booked so now and we need to figure out where to host the party.



Photo by Momo


After sipping on delicious New Zealand wine that Momo brought from home Ollie decided to get some exercise and climbed up on the roof. While she was up there she had the perfect idea on where to have the party! The party would be hosted right at the location of where the show was filmed at. We all agreed that this was the perfect place!



Photo by Karl


The cast joined us in a glass of wine while we waited for the necessary decorations, food, and tables to be delivered so the party could begin.


Photo by Ruis

The cast is eager to help with the preparing of the food, as they are all starving and ready to eat! They have gathered around to be the first in line when the food is ready. Asta has asked Pearl and Titus to keep an eye on things making sure that the party didn't get out of hand. Not that this has happened before....




Photo by Karl

All of a sudden we heard Asta shouting from the garden . . . we all raced over to her and to our surprise we see our loved ones that have gone over the bridge appearing in the fountain! . . . we couldn't believe our eyes . . . how nice to see them here with us again . . . we also took this time to commemorate all the men and women who died while in military service since today is Memorial Day.




Photo by Karl
Later in the day Miles wanted to act out the first ever CCSI corpse scene one more time. Ruis, a most talented director, could not pass up shooting another scene. Ollie and Asta assisted Ruis with the camera work so this spontaneous moment would be forever remembered in film.



Photo by Ruis


Finally the food is cooked and we all gather around to enjoy the finest buffet prepared for today's celebration of a wrap. It is so great to be with great friends, sharing in good food and fun. With full bellies everyone was talking about what I was up to next. I had tried to hire entertainment and make it a surprise for all but nothing in the blogging world can be kept a secret for long. Finally I could let the humans out of the bag and the entertainment could begin. . . . Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, kitties, and doggies, presenting for your entertainment . . . ELVIS!


Photo by Sassy


. . .not one, not two, not three, but four! The Elvis impersonators are ready to take the stage!!


Now it is time to party hardy!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

CCSI V Marathon, Treats, & Gifts!



This week ends with the final show of CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper. I thank all of our viewers that stopped by and appreciate all of your nice comments. Because of the great demand to have the show continue I have decided to make this holiday weekend a CCSI Marathon. Starting Saturday, and Sunday there will be back to back episodes for your viewing pleasure.



There will be free popcorn and soda pop, which I shall be serving to all, available for you to take into the theatre and enjoy while you watch the show.



You are welcome to stay as long as you like. Opus and Ollie will be in the front of the theatre show you to the reserved seats that have been left open for our loyal viewers.

There is one more free item. Before you leave stop by and pick up your gift that Karl has personally selected for this marathon screening. These items are featured in our CCSI Gift Shop along side many other wonderful items that you may actually purchase for your real human if you would like to do so.





Please select one item to take home with you, this will assure that there will be enough for everyone.

Thanks to all for making the CCSI shows the success that they are. Without the hard work of the crew and the viewers there would be no mysteries to be solved. Now sit back and enjoy the show, popcorn, soda pop, and your free gift to take home because the show is just getting started. (See last two posts-May 20 & May 21 for viewing).


Oh, when you are done with watching the show you might want to head over to ML's. place and wish her a happy birthday, her birthday is Saturday. ML is the one that let's us know on the fantastic Cat Blogosphere what is happening each day. I personally wish ML the bestest of birthdays ever!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

CCSI V: THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER Part II

The following presentation is dedicated to the memory of Skeeter

CCSI V-THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER

PART II





The CCSI team went over the Will with a fine-toothed comb and some fancy chemical analysis. They had the lab check the ink for age and for forgery. Sure enough, the ink is new and doesn't match Old Cat Famous's paw prints! But we just couldn't find anything for sure. We had to leave. No body, no crime…



Wow, a helicopter arrived to return us all home, flown by Skeeter's old friend Flyright Mhor. Skeeter and the CCSI team board and are lifted away, dejected. As they rise in altitude, Detective Skeeter gazes out the window. His ears perk up.

Skeeter: "Lt Dewlap and Lt Meezer, look out here. See the dead trees below? And the pond? And that evergreen forest? And look at the mound over there." They are exactly like Lady Di Famous's personal garden!



And then he yells to Flyright, "Hey, can you land over there by that mound?"

Flyright Mhor: "Sure thing Skeeter, some catnip down there?"

Good old Flyright, he turned the helicopter around so fast there were hairballs all over the place…

Skeeter: "Not Nip, Flyright, something sad, I suspect."

They land and all hop out. Lt Dewlap immediately crinkles his nose.



Lt Dewlap: "Dead kitty here, Skeeter. Sorry."

Lt Meezer was first to find the mound entrance. She rushed in but came out crying. "It's Fergle", she says. "I'd bet 2 lives on it." But she is a professional. She went back in and took fur samples. It was Fergle, as her equipment showed. There was even fur in his mouth; Lady Di Famous's.

Back at the Old Famous Place, we confronted Lady Di Famous with the facts.



She broke down in tears, as all good criminals must. She confessed she did it to get the estate for herself and her daughter Brighteyes. From the look of horror on Brighteyes's face, we knew she wasn't involved. That was a relief! Lady Di was lead away helpless by the scruff of her neck.

Skeeter: "I was well-paid in Nip and Ham. A few days later in my office, a tapping came at the door. I cautiously opened it and in walked the most beautiful lady cat you ever saw. Diamond-studded collar, soft smooth fur, micro chipped for sure, and I bet all her shots are up to date too…



She said her name was WowWow Evermore and that she had a 'slight problem' maybe I could help her with." WowWow: "Ooh, is that fresh Nip?" Skeeter: "Join me in a Niptini and some ham, and tell me about your problem"? Life is good…





THE END




* * * * * LITTLE PRODUCTIONS * * * * *




CCSI V: THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER CAST
Detective Skeeter - Fat Eric
Mr. Sylvester Famous - Luxor
Lady Di Famous - LC
Bright Eyes Famous - Perfectly Parker
Lt. Dewlap - Titus
Lt. Meezer - Ayla
Flyright Mhor - Angus Mhor
Fergle "Mousemaster" Famous - Miles Meezer
Wow Wow Evermore - Pearl
Obsequious Servant/Furred Non - Dr. Tweety



Executive Producer - Sassy Kat
Producer - Opus
Writer - Skeeter
Adapted To Script - LC & Ayla
Head Director - Ruis
Assistant Director - Karl
Advertising & Marketing Director - Momo
Costumes - Asta Set Designer - Karl
Graphics - Ruis & Karl
Promotion - Karl
Casting - LC & Ayla Chief
Repurrrorter - Samantha



Notes: No critters were actually harmed in the production of this play. Any similarity to critters real or imagined is entirely accidental and fictional.



In Memory Of Skeeter



Copyright Little Productions 2009


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CCSI V: THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER PART I


Welcome to the fifth installment of CCSI - Cat/Canine Crime Scene Investigators! This promises to be a show that will be remembered and talked about for many years to come. But before we start the program we would like to take a few minutes to remember our writer of this exciting show, Skeeter.

Sadly to say Skeeter isn't here to see the airing of the show he wrote and he is missed by all. This show is dedicated to him in his memory and the crew has made sure that all efforts have been made to see that this productions would make him proud. His sisters LC and Ayla filled in when help was needed to the screen play adaptation. I had asked the family if someone could write a little biography to share with you all today. Big Thing, that is what Skeeter called his human, had these following love filled words to share . . .

"A little bio... Wow, that is difficult. How to compress 16 years of love and life into a short space?

I found him at 4 months old in a small pet shop that was being noisily renovated. He was alone and terrified. He slowly healed in our home, though he never got over a terror of plastic bags and noise. He grew to be a gentle giant of 16 pounds with muscles that rippled when he stretched, and he was a long cat. Without any apparent training, he became a great hunter of rodents and I once saw him jump 5 feet straight up to snag a bird. He was dedicated to me. If when outside he lost track of where I was, he would moan. In spite of his size and strength, he was a wonderful lap cat, and he was kind and gentle with other cats. He slept close to me at night all his life . . . was always a loving affectionate friend. On his last day, when he started to fall over while trying to walk, he gave me a look that clearly said he needed to be released from this life into the next one . . . he was released to the Bridge that day.


Skeeter was buried with honors reserved to VSC (Very Special Cats). While he never had a favorite place outside, he had spent much of the previous day by the small pond. I have had many cats in my long life, but he is the only one with a memorial."

We extend our sorrow to Skeeter and all families that have lost loved ones. Our hearts are always heavy with the sadness as we miss them daily. A hole is left in our hearts that will never quite heal but slowly we can remember without the tears falling down our face. Keep all that have had losses in your thoughts and prayers as they heal. Know that your loved one is forever free of pain and forever will be free to run and play with those that have gone before them and they are waiting to someday play and run with you once again. Take the time each day to let those that are with you how much you love them and always treat all with the kindness they so deserve.

Now it is time to sit back, get out the snacks, and enjoy the viewing of CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper - Part I written by dear Skeeter.


CCSI V - THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER
Part I


Detective Skeeter is in his office. It is a bit run-down. An old used desk, a few file cabinets, a few empty bottles of 'Old Nip" scattered around. A few photographs of treasured successful cases solved… A client walks in. Obsequious servant type…


Furred NoName: "Detective Skeeter, my employer wishes to hire you to investigate a possible murder. He has been told you are most talented at old unsolved crimes."

Skeeter: "Yes I am. For a fee. Shrimp and ham every day, plus primo catnip. Can your employer afford that?"

Furred" "Without any problem. Your reputation is well known and his interest is great".

Skeeter: "Great, when do we start?" Furred: "A car is waiting".


Furred and Skeeter drive off in a fancy car.


Skeeter enters the Famous Old Place of Old Cat Famous wearing his standard "Bogie" overcoat. The d├ęcor is astonishingly tacky, but everything is very expensive. Like a Las Gatos casino. The furniture was in rich purple and pink corinthian leather. Catnelius VanderKitty would have been impressed. Old Cat Famous quickly ushered Detective Skeeter into his study. His "study" is larger than Skeeter's whole house.


Old Cat Famous: "Detective Skeeter, I have asked you here because my only son disappeared several years ago. I thought it was a botched kit-napping, but recent events have caused me to doubt that. I now fear it is a family matter.."

Skeeter: I felt sorry for Old Famous. But it isn't the first time a family has done in its own. "I will do my best to solve this sad crime" was all I could say. "I will need free run of the house and yard, and I will need to speak to all the family and hired help."

Skeeter calls in the CCSI team, then wanders the grounds.


The CCSI team takes blood samples from the family and hired help. Lt Dewlap starts sniffing the grounds. Lt Meezer starts looking into hidey places and takes fur samples from the carpets and under sofas.

Skeeter comes across Lady Di Famous in the garden.


Skeeter: "Lady Di, you have an interesting garden. Very unusual."

Lady Di Famous: "Yes, it suits my interests. The other Lady cats are impressed when they visit".

Skeeter observes the garden with interest. There are bare twigs stuck in the ground in one corner, a tiny 1 foot pond nearby, some tiny evergreens in another corner, and a small mound between them. There was even an "X" next to the mound.

Skeeter: "I'm no gardener", he thinks to himself, "but this is one really weird garden." And "Ma'am, when is the last time you saw Fergle"?

Lady Di Famous: "Three years ago, when he was kit-napped. We mourn his absence daily."

Skeeter steps into the house, where Lt Meezer asks "Have you noticed that there are no pictures of Fergle "Mousemaster" Famous anywhere in the house?"


Brighteyes Famous overhears and says, "Momma had them all removed the day after Fergle was kit-napped." And she skips off to play with toy mousies…

Lt Dewlap comes in with a copy of the family Will. Says "This was slipped under the door to me. I can smell Furred NoName all over it."

Skeeter: We examined the Will. Everything went to Lady Di Famous and Brighteyes. That meant it was new, as Old Cat Famous adored his son cat Fergle and had previously declared that Fergle would take over the entire estate some day!

TO BE CONTINUED

* * * * * LITTLE PRODUCTIONS * * * * *

CCSI V: THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER CAST
Detective Skeeter - Fat Eric
Mr. Sylvester Famous - Luxor
Lady Di Famous - LC
Bright Eyes Famous - Perfectly Parker
Lt. Dewlap - Titus
Lt. Meezer - Ayla
Flyright Mhor - Angus Mhor
Fergle "Mousemaster" Famous - Miles Meezer
Wow Wow Evermore - Pearl
Obsequious Servant/Furred Non - Dr. Tweety



Executive Producer - Sassy Kat
Producer - Opus
Writer - Skeeter
Adapted To Script - LC & Ayla
Head Director - Ruis
Assistant Director - Karl
Advertising & Marketing Director - Momo
Costumes - Asta
Set Designer - Karl
Graphics - Ruis & Karl
Promotion - Karl
Casting - LC & Ayla
Chief Repurrrorter - Samantha


Notes: No critters were actually harmed in the production of this play. Any similarity to critters real or imagined is entirely accidental and fictional.


In Memory Of Skeeter



Copyright Little Productions 2009


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another Opening-Another Show!


Poster by Karl
The showing of CCSI V will begin Wednesday morning!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

CCSI V Cast & Crew

CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper Will Make It's Premier This Week!
MAY 20-21

Meet the cast and crew of the newest caper.

Newspaper photo by Ruis

Top photo l-r: Karl, Opus, Momo, Asta, Sassy, Ruis,
& Olive
Bottom photo front row: Ayla, Pearl, Miles, LC,
& Angus Mhor
back row: Luxor, Fat Eric, Perfectly Parker, Titus,
& Dr. Tweety

Poster by Karl


CCSI: Cat/Canine Crime Scene Investigators will be playing on the blog waves near you in a two day presentation. This spell binding presentation, written by the late Skeeter, brings to the screen never before seen techinques in cinima photography for previous shows. There is also a surprise never before been done happening in this mystery series.

The executives are now proud and pleased to present to you the cast and crew for CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper.

CAST

Detective Skeeter - Fat Eric
Mr. Sylvester Famous - Luxor
Lady Di Famous - LC
Bright Eyes Famous - Perfectly Parker
Lt. Dewlap - Titus
Lt. Meezer - Ayla
Flyright Mhor - Angus Mhor
Fergle "Mousemaster" Famous - Miles Meezer
Wow Wow Evermore - Pearl
Obsequious Servant/Furred Non - Dr. Tweety


PRODUCTION


Executive Producer - Sassy Kat
Producer - Opus
Writer - Skeeter
Adapted To Script - LC & Ayla
Head Director - Ruis
Assistant Director - Karl
Advertising & Marketing Director - Momo
Costumes - Asta
Graphics - Ruis & Karl
Set Designer - Karl
Casting - LC & Ayla
Promotion - Karl
Chief Repurrrorter - Samantha

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Gone Fishing


I'm being dumped again so I am heading out too.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

After The Wedding

After attending Myrna and Gilbert's wedding of the year Opus and Olive came up with the great idea of sending a special gift to the new couple. They thought that a honeymoon of the year would be perfect and asked Karl, Momo, Asta, and myself if we were in on this.

Our gift to the newlyweds was a perfect stay in Venice. No step was left unturned as we all did our part to keep a low key while making sure that everything they might want would be ready and available for them.



Olive, Opus, Momo, and Sassy at work in the lobby overseeing that services of the hotel for our special guests are of the highest quality.



Head on over to Asta's place for more photos and a complete rundown of the events during their stay in romantic Venice.

Photos by Opus, Olive, & Sassy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Photo by Opus

Hope you are having a fun day!




Please join me in having a little drink while you visit.




If you would like a copy of the recipe for making a margarita please take this with you.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Wedding Weekend


Photo by Karl
l-r: Notty, Mrs. Oz, Luna, Olive, Opus, Sassy, Karl, Ruis, Momo, & Tintin

Asta's sister, Myrna, is getting married to Gilbert this weekend and our gang is ready for the big event. Head on over to Asta's place for all of the details. Asta says that this is the wedding of the year! See you there.

 

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