Friday, October 17, 2008

First Blogoversary!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEENT: The party has been extended through the night and all day on Saturday. Arrangements have been made if you need to take a nap see Opus and he will show you where the rest place is. So, party on!!!!!!!!

Welcome to my First Blogoversary! I am so glad that you could make it and hope you have a lot of fun today. I knew this was going to be a fun and an exciting day, which started when I opened my email this morning. I received the following gifts:

A greeting card from Opus and a new profile photo, thanks Opus!

A beautiful bouquet of red roses from The Cat Realm

Also from The Cat Realm this most stunning trophy, thanks so much!!!

For my first blogoversary I tried to think of something that hadn't been done yet and the idea of paintball sounded perfect. For those of you that don't know what paintball is or how to play I will have that information available.

The sport of paintball has become recognized as one of the world's most exciting outdoor participation sports. Paintball is a combination of the childhood games such as tag or hide and seek, but it is much more challenging and sophisticated. Typically a group of players are divided into two teams with the objective of eliminating opposing players by hitting them with a paintball shot from a special airgun. Win or lose, everyone has a good time and there is always another game waiting to be played.

Photo by Karl

Mrs. Oz from The Cat Realm will acquaint you with the paintball guns and the paintballs.

Paintball guns are powered by carbon dioxide or compressed air and come in various shapes and styles. Many of the guns use large refillable cylinders called tanks or bottles, which give hundreds of shots before needing to be refilled. The paintball guns that we are using today are semi-automatic that allows you to simply squeeze the trigger each time you want to shot a paintball. The paintball gun's range is limited to only about 50 yards.

A paintball is a round, thin-skinned gelatin capsule with coloured liquid inside. The capsules are filled with a "paint" that is non-toxic, non-caustic, water-soluble, and biodegradable. You can remove the paint from clothing and skin with mild soap and water. A player who is hit and marked with paint is eliminated from the game.

Photo by Karl

Before we divide into teams I will have Tintin go over the safety rules that he was nice enough to research for me. When he is finished he will pass out your gun, paintballs, and all of the safety items you will need to make your paintball experience safe and fun. Also, we will have a target for you to practice before the games begin if you would like to do so.

SAFETY: Paintball players must always wear eye-protecting goggles specifically designed for paintball and must be worn during all games and at all times! A protective face mask is mandatory as well. Paintball is a very safe sport as long as safety rules are followed. As you can see from the photo of Tintin and myself the importance of following all these rules, plus your fur will be protected.

Target Range


Photo by Opus
First to arrive: Opus, Percy, & ,Momo

Photo by Opus
Sassy & Percy

Photo by Opus
Getting the teams picked
l-r: Ruis, Karl, & Opus

Photo by Opus
The girls are ready to go: Asta, Mrs. Oz, & Momo

Sassy and Opus team up.

Photo by Asta
Asta ready to party and play.

Karl watching, waiting, & ready.

Crystal, from Jan's Funny Farm, takes aim on Sassy.

Sassy gets a direct hit! A bulls eye for Crystal!!

Momo zeroing in on her opponent.

Ruis being stealthy.

Jan's FF gang is on the offense!!!


Photo by Opus
The paintball crew
l-r: Tintin, Mrs. Oz, Opus, Ruis, Sassy, Karl, & Momo
(safety gear is off, photo taken away from shooting area)

Photo by Asta

Photo by Opus


Since we all have been playing hard it might be a good time to take a food break. I have several different pizzas for the kitties and doggies. Also, be sure to belly up to the bar and have a drink to wash the pizza down. For your sweet teeth I have a chocolate cake that Karl and Ruis delivered to me for my blogoversary and a delicious vanilla cake sent over by Mrs. Oz and Tintin, thanks to my Cat Realm buddies for your thoughtfulness.

1. Fish
2. Birds
3. T Bone Steak
4. Fish & Mice
5. Dog Biscuit
6. Hamburger
7. Mice
8. Lizard
9. Doggie Bone Treat


Chocolate cake sent over by Karl and Ruis, thank you again!!

Complements of Mrs. Oz and Tintin. You two are so thoughtful many thanks!!


Please accept this abstract painting as my gift to you for sharing in our paintball party. Before you all arrived I had a big sheet put up outside and this represents the stray shots fired here today. Each time you look at it I hope you will remember the fun we had today.

Heading out to catch up with Momo.

I want to thank you for coming and hope you enjoyed yourself! Please feel free to stay as long as you like. I do have some night games planned and you are welcome to join in.

Again, thanks for coming!!

NOTE: No animals or humans were hurt or put into danger during the paintball games.


Sassy Kat said...

Welcome to my First Blogoversary. I hope you all have a good time. Stay as long as you want, be sure to have some refreshments and don't forget when you leave to take the gift I have for you.
There is some night games if you want to stay for that.
Stay as long as you want. I have the pizza delivery person on standby.

Sassy Kat said...



Cat Naps in Italy said...

Am I the FIRST to arrive????? GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh Sassy this is so much FUN!!!!! Socks is very good at blending in with the scenery, so he is hard to get and Scylla is so fast and boy is she good with those sniper shots from her high perches. Thank you for inviting us to your party. ~Charybdis, who is splattered with paint now.

ZOOLATRY said...

WHAT a wild and wacky party...
happy blog-o-day to you Sassy!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Sassy, this is a great deal of fun. You were very ingenious to think of this. And the food is delicious I have worked up a huge appetite after running around and climbing to the top of high buildings for better sniper shots. Thanks so much for inviting us. ~Scylla

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy First Blogoversary!!!!
Thanks for inviting us. I am off to find a good hiding place so I ............ (Splat). Oh well, guess I'll go eat some of this delicious food now. ~Socks

Cat Naps in Italy said...

All for one and one for all Sassy????? I saw EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sassy Kat said...

Go team go!!!!!!! Opus lookout, splat, never mind.

The Crew said...

Hey Sassy, happy first blogiversary! You sure have had a busy first year.

A paintball party is a fantastic idea. Are there any blue, purple, red & pink balls left? But wait, that pizza looks really good. Maybe we should have a bite to eat first.

The Crew

Asta said...

Happy Blogovewsawawy Sassy!!!!
Kapow..I got a shot at Opu, hehehe
Oops, hehehehe, I just got hit, heheh, this is fun..Thank you fow the pizza I even sampled the lizawd..not weally my thing, but what lovely awe the best hostess
gotta wun
smoochie kisses

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, Sassy, this is such fun! We get to make a mess and Jan can't yell .... um, correct us.

Thanks for the gift. We will treasure the reminder of this .....

Samaritan, DUCK!!!!

Sorry, gotta run.

The Meezers or Billy said...

OH BOY!! WE are so 'acited to be here. Billy cannot WAIT to start shooting!

Thank you so much for inviting us!
Sammy, Miles and Billy SweetFeets

Karl and Ruis said...

WHAT FUN!!!! We'll have to stop for a moment to eat some of that lizard pizza.... What a glorious idea, Sassy! - Oh my - see how Tintin and Mrs. OZ are at it? They'll NEVER get all that paint off, hahahahahaahahahah! Hmmmmmmmmmm - that lizard pizza is delicious!!!
Karl and Ruis

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh boy is this the most fun first blogoversary ever or what?!

Sassy Kat said...

Oh my gosh! This is so much fun!
Hey has anyone seen Charybdis, Opus, Maggy, Zoey, Scylla, and Socks? I haven't seen them since they got here.
OK will head out maybe The Crew can help me to find them??????

Sassy Kat said...

Asta-I hope you saw the T bone pizza and the doggie bone ones. I had those made special for you.

Jan's Gang-Yes, this is one mess we can make and not get into trouble. As a matter of fact the more mess that you make the better.

Sammy, Miles, & Billy-I knew you would enjoy this party a lot!!! This is right up your alley. Have fun and make messes.

Karl & Ruis-Eat all of the pizza you want, glad you like them. I have the pizza delivery man on standby if we run out he can bring more.

Cheysuli & Gemni-I am glad that you are having fun. It made me happy to hear you say this was the bestest! Oh, no, duck. Oh never mind.


Oh my Sassy
What an interesting party...Happy Blogoversary!!

*woo hoo*


Sassy Kat said...

Debra-Grab a helmet, gun, paintballs, and goggles we can use you on our team. Ready????? OK run and duck. Run and duck!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy First Blogoversary! This paintball stuff is fun! Gotta run - must take care of Mom today.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Happy Blogoversary Miss Sassy! Oh wow, paintball! My mom does this wif her nefew and some frends, now we'll know what dey is all acited about when dey come home. Dis is a wunnerful party Sassy, thank yoo furry much for inviting us. Zippy, stop, yoor not suppose to shoot outside of da designated area!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Uh-oh, Crystal got Sassy good and she's gunning for him. We've got to stick together and keep our eyes open.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Wow!!! This is awesome!! I have never seen anything like this before!!!

Owww... I think someone just got me!

Purrs Goldie

ps- Happy Blogoversary!

Daisy said...

Happy Blogoversary, Sassy! I have never been to a paintball party before, and I must say that it's a blast! Literally! Hahahahahaha!

And now I cannot wait to dig into the lizard pizza. Thanks, Sassy! You know how to have fun!

The Island Cats said...

Happy First Blogoversary!

Wow! This paintball game is getting purrty rough...we gotta take a break!'s PIZZA time! Whoohoo!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

The Cat Realm said...

WOW - even I had NO idea what kind of color damage those grenades can inflict! NO TINTIN - they are NOT for you! They are MINE!!!!! Use your own gun! SPLASHHHHH - got you Sassy! Again!
Mrs. OZ

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Hey Karl! OVER HERE! SPLAT! Got ya! Hehehehehehehe!

Gotta run! Karl is after me now!

Anyone seen Momo? Is she hiding in the van again???


The Cat Realm said...
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The Cat Realm said...

WHO WAS IT??????
Come out ans show you face - REVENGE is awaiting you!!!!


Oh I love all the colors and splats
at your party. Whats more fun than
that except kitty treats flying out
of the paintball year right?! Happy Blogoversary and many
more Sassy! Paws up!
Spooky,Daisy,Aniwa & Shadow
And Jewelgirl Too!

Asta said...

Sassy the Tbone and doggie bone pizza awe scwumptious..I think even kitties would like it it's soooooo good...
Opus just got me wif a hooge paint ball, hehehe, I have to go wipe off my visow...and then watch out, hehe
smoochie kisses

Purrageous Pirates said...

Happy Blogoversary!! This looks like lots of fun!! Pirates should be good at this game we think.

Samantha & Mom said...

We are ready for paint ball!! Let's get going! Thanks for inviting us Sassy and we are excited about the night games!! We are going to grab a bite to eat and then get our gear on!! Happy 1st Blogoversary Sassy!
Your FL furiends,

PB 'n J said...

What a great idea for a party Sassy - what fun!!!!

Happy Blogaversary Sassy! We're glad you have met you!

Mickey's Musings said...

I am so glad toy are having a blast! heehee
I am also glad you decided to start blogging!!!
Here's to many,many more years!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Lacy said...

w00f's Sassy, hope u has a pawsome bloggieversary....hmm dat steak on the menu sounds yummie to me...and the splat pawtinis...hope u has many many bloggieversarys...

b safe,

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Sassy my dear darling girl! You are ever the most adventursome kitty I have ever met!!!
conCATulations on your first blogoversary! You sure are putting on a splashing good time for us. SInce I am grounded all week for being bad, I can only stay for some munchies...
Lots of love from Miss Peach

Sassy Kat said...

Sweet Praline-So glad that you came today, hope you are having a great time!

Ruis & Karl-I haven't seen you two for awhile, I won't even ask where you two were hiding.

Zippy, Sadie, & Speedy-I know you would enjoy this party! I didn't know that your mom did the paintball stuff. Now you can go with her next time she goes.

Jan's Gang-All in fun, tell Crystal not to worry but yes I am gunning for him.

Goldie-You must remember to duck and run. Always be on the lookout.

Daisy-Glad you liked the lizzard pizza, I had it made especially for you and also got pink paintballs for you to use.

Ernie & Zoey-So glad you stopped by, looks like you are playing hard. Help yourself to any of the pizzas and drinks, don't forget the cake too.

Karl-I heard you were really going after me today and I guess those rumors were true, you got me good. And no, I didn't shoot your buddha.

Opus-I'm not sure you should be going after Momo, she is on our team.

Jewel Girl & Gang-You have given me some good ideas. I will have to see if that is something that can be done. Thanks.

Asta-There are wipe thingies over by the food table so help yourself. Oh, oh, duck. . . splat. . .never mind.

Purrageous Pirates-Thanks for coming over today, I hope you are having a great time! Help yourself to the food and drinks and please stay for the night games.

Samatha & Tigger-So glad that you came today. Please stay for the night games, it is more fun than the daytime games.

PB&J-So glad to see you, I am glad that you are having fun. Thanks for the greetings.

Mickey-So happy you came and I am glad you are having a good time. It is always fun to have a visit with you, please stay for the night games.

Lacy & Rocky-I am so glad that you came over today, we don't get to visit as much as I would like and being with you today makes this so much fun. I had special pizzas made for my doggie friends and glad that you enjoyed them.

Miss Peach-I am sorry to hear that you were grounded for being bad, which I don't believe you are ever bad. Did someone frame you????? Thanks for sneaking over to spend sometime with me today. Please stay as long as you want.


Cat Naps in Italy said...

Time for me and my paint gun to curl up and take a cat nap. Thank you so much Sassy for the wonderful party. Will check in later when I wake up (but that might be sunday)! Hehehehehehe!

How on EARTH are we gonna get this paint off without taking a bath????


Cat Naps in Italy said...


One last shot before my nap! I wonder who I hit?????


River said...

I can only drop in for a minute but it looks like so much fun! Happy First!!

love & wags,

Sassy Kat said...

Opus-Thanks so much for coming over and all of your help with the photographs. Rest up as I am pretty sure that we aren't done yet.

Sassy Kat said...

River-Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have time to crab a little doggie pizza that I had delivered. Sounds like you are in a hurry but please if you can stop back over, I know we will all be here.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Mieow, efurryone! Don't you recognise me - I am multicloured MoMo. Happy Blogoversary, Sassy!!!! What fun! POW!!! SPLATT!!!

I love being messed up and splattered. The food is so yummy. I will eat some before the night game starts.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Uh-oh, Buddy was aiming for Tintin and hit you Sassy.


Crystal: That was for calling me "she." Can I borrow this equipment tomorrow? Jan's next on my list. She called me "she" too. And SHE should know better! hehehehe!

Cat with a Garden said...

Hi Sassy! Happy first Blogoversary!
I'm sorry but my mom is a spoilsport and I'm not allowed to play. I'll sneak out later, though...

Sassy Kat said...

Momo-I am glad that you are having a fun time. I think we make good team players. The CCSI executives ban together to take out the opposing teams.

Crystal-Don't worry, we all know you are a mancat. Maybe others just got hit in the head too much with the paintballs.

Siena-Tell your mom that this is a safe sport and with our gear on you will not get paint on you, I think. Please come back if you can get away again.

Mr. Hendrix said...

Fun fun!! Happy Blogoversary Sassy!

I know we're late, but Bendrix reeeeealy wants to get his paws on a paintball gun.

Thanks for inviting us.

Here's a niptini for a toast "To many many more blogoversaries to share!!"

Just Ducky said...

Happy Blogoversary Sassy! May you have many more. ::ducks quickly:: Hey you missed me!!!!!

Sassy Kat said...

Mr Hendrix & Bendrix-You are not arriving too late, we are going to paintball all of the night and maybe even tomorrow. You are just in time.

Derby-Glad you could come, help youself to the refreshments and when you are ready to paintball Tintin will get you your gear.

Sassy Kat said...


We are extending the paintball party through the night and all of tomorrow. So join on in for paintball and refreshments.

The Devil Dog said...

Happy Blooversary, Sassy. Great party, but no broccoli? Bummer. I would love the chocolate cake, but it makes me real sick, so I'll go for the meat, if that's okay with you.

Roxy & Lucky

Samantha & Mom said...

All right an all night and Saturday party!! We are game after a short nap of course! How is this paint going to come off? I am not into baths! (Tig) And Sam only get's wet in rain storms!!
Your FL furiends,

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Sassy, we have NEVER seen such a crazy party! WOW, so much fun! This is the bestest way to celebrate your First Blogoversary! We will probably only get extra Stinky Goodness for ours ... hee hee! You and your party rock! Happy First Blogoversary!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Quill and Greyson said...

Concats looks fun, but I'd never get paint out of this floof.

Karen Jo said...

Yay for the continuing games. I was afraid I would be too late. Now to get my gear on and join in. POW! SPLAT! Oh, no, Bendrix got me already.

Leslie said...

Happy blogoversary! :)

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Phew, what colour am I now? Seriously, SS won't know me when I am through.

Cat Naps in Italy said...

I'm where is everyone? Oh are you all sleeping now? Well I guess it is time for me return the favor (see my blog today). Anyone not able to out run my paintball gun is gonna get it! And that INCLUDES sleeping friends!

P.S. But I won't touch your Buddha Karl.

Islay said...

Splat! Once again, give you joy on your first Blogoversary, Sassy! It's been a wonderful year! Sorry to have missed the paintball party, but it looks like it was very messy. I kind of thought cats were particular about that sort of thing, but you've all proven me wrong! Looks like you've had lots of fun.

licks & slobbers

Jans Funny Farm said...

Uh-oh, Opus is finished his nap and on the lookout for whoever shot him while he was sleeping. We think this is a good time to take a pizza break.

Great party, Sassy!

Sassy Kat said...

Roxy & Lucky-So nice you two could come. I didn't know you wanted broc so I will try to have it at my next party. Party on and help yourself to more food.

Samatha & Tigger-I knew I could count on you two to party on with us. I guess if you don't want to take the paint off with soap and the you know what you can just wait until new fur grows in. Now party on!

Sabrina, Sam & Simon-So nice to meet you and I am glad that you came over. You all are great paintballer players. Make sure to see Opus if you need a rest and he will show you where the rest area is.

Fin-Yes, you can get the paint off of you but if you wear all of the gear you will stay pretty clean. See if Tintin can find you extra protective gear. Thanks for coming.

Karen Joe-I am happy that you are going to continue with the games. Will try to help you get Mr. Hendrix when we start the next game.

Leslie-Thanks for stopping by. Please help yourself to the refreshments and join in on the game.

Momo-You are beautiful and you are the beautiful colors of the rainbow right now, ha, ha, ha.

Opus-I will head over to your place right now, you have me curious. I am glad to hear that you didn't shoot Karl's buddha, that makes all of the CCSI executives in the clear.

Charlie-You are not too late!!!! We are partying all night and all of Saturday too. So join in on the fun!!!!

Jan's Gang-I don't think we are on teams anymore, I just think we are all getting each other. That is much more fun.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We had a nice nap and some more of those delicious eats. Time to get back in the game.

Sassy, we know you don't have any bros or sissy's living in your home, so you wouldn't guess this. But there's 9 or us. (That's not the part you wouldn't guess.) But we are always a team! Even when we're splatting one another with paintballs.

Which should happen right about ....

Gotcha, Sass.

Sassy Kat said...

Jan's Gang-Yes, indeed you all are a team and I must add a great one at that! When I feel lonely or the need to have a bro or a sissie I will head over to your place. Then I will come back home and be glad to be an only, ha, ha, ha.

Sassy Kat said...

I wanted to thank everyone that came out today for my first blogoversary paintball party. I hope all of you had a great time. This might be something to do again. Please feel free to play as long as you want. The CCSI executives are getting our heads together and might be missing for a few rounds of paintball. So you all eat, drink, paintball, and be merry!!!!!!!


(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Happy blogoversary! What a fun party! Lizard pizza sounds delicious. My fur always has peach colored splotches on it, so now I look like everyone else at the party.

Cory said...

I know I'm more than a big fashionably late, but better late than never. Is there still pizza left for me? Happy Blogoversary!

Sassy Kat said...

Gretta-Hope you didn't get too much paint on you. This party is getting pretty crazy.

Cory-You are not late, we have continued this party well into the night and into the next day. Thanks so much for coming.


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