Monday, January 31, 2011

Smokey's Mancat Monday Contest

Smokey invented a new game Sunday afternoon.
He removed the ball from the Starchaser in one room and rolled it to the living room, carefully placing it into the track of a different Starchaser!

Once I realized what he was doing, I snapped the second ball into the track. When I did that, he went into a frenzy (as only Smokey can) of chattering and pushing the balls around. He devised all sorts of plays... not unlike pools shots.
Is he not a clever, genius cat, that Smokey???

Here Sol demonstrates the technique of Smokey Starchaser... it's a whole new game!
By the time I got the camera, Smokey was resting, so Sol was playing, well, solitaire!

Exciting, isn't it?
Smokey would like his furriends to be able to play Smokey Starchaser.
He is giving away a Regulation Smokey Starchaser
-- which is a standard Starchaser plus an extra LED ball --
to the contest winner.
Leave a comment on this post between now and next Sunday midnight et.
On Mancat Monday February 7th, Smokey will pick the winner using RandomNumber.Org.
So come on, comment and become our followers, too, we'd really like that.
And, we'll follow you, too, if we are not already!
Love & Purrs, Mom ML & The Sherwood Kitties

pee ess: KC Update 
She is feeling a bit better. Last night she watched the Smokey Starchaser games.
She and Jack, who had telerported over, played with ribbons.


Sparkle said...

Those Starchasers look totally fun! I'd definitely love one of those! I am glad to hear that KC is feeling better - keep us posted!

ML said...

Sparkle, thanks for being the furrst commenter.
They are more fun than anything, just as they are. But add that second ball al la Smokey... that's me... and it is a whole new game. And with two or more cats, it's insane.
Love & Purrs,

pee ess: Yes, KC has improved, not a lot, but slightly. We are all very worried. Someone mentioned using something like an inhaler, on one of the comments, they left a link. We are following up on that as soon as we can later today.

Chesney Cats said...

Oh, that looks like a furry fun game!!

We're purring that KC continues to feel better & is all well soon.

Freya's Staff said...

That looks fantastic! Please enter me for the contest!

Dearest love, hugs and soft purrs and snuggles for KC.


Furkidsmom said...

Those look like fun!

We hope KC feels better soon. Being sick isn't any fun and it scares your Mom.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

AFSocksScylla said...

KC, we are glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Sending more healing purrs.

Smokey, that looks like a really cool game. How clever of you to invent it.

Peggy's Place said...

Love the way the ball lights up!
Sending purrs to KC and mom ML to feel better soon.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

WOW! That starchaser is awesome ~ please count us in.
We are sending get well purrs for KC.

Frostin said...


We are all glad to hear that you are feeling a little better. Sending purrs and purrayers that you are healthy and back to your lovable self soon.


That is a cool toy, I cna just imagine us kitties playing with it all night and driving Bob and Monika crazy.

*wicked evil grin*

Marg said...

Sure glad to hear that KC is feeling better. What good news.
We would love to be in the drawing for the starchaser. That looks like total fun.
We are sending lots of purrs for KC and the donkeys are still crossing their hooves. They love KC. So please get better KC. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are delighted to hear KC is feeling a bit better although we hope she soon feels much better.
Your starchaser game looks great - but Smokey is so clever at making it more enjoyable.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Admiral Hestorb said...

Lots of love and kitty kissies to KC and purrs and pets. xox
Me and mommy will be always looking to see how KC is doing. ♥

The Meezers or Billy said...

OH OH OH OH OH that looks like a lot of fun! We LOVE LOVE LOVE our starchaser that you gived us! - Billy

Pee Ess: Can Miss FaithBoo come ofur and playplayplay and snugglesnugglesnuggle? ::blushblushblush::

Marilynn said...

What a CLEVER guy Smokey is! Absolutely brilliant!! We are VERY impressed!! We absolutely MUST get a couple of those starchasers and see if Audace and/or Ruse manage to think up their own game. Fascinating!!

Purrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssss..... to everyone in the Sherwood household!

Love ... all of us!

Jack, Persephone and Tenzing said...

Ribbons are the best! I had so much fun! I'm coming over again!

Oh and my stupid OTW thinks she forgot to tell your mom the Big One finally went to the place where the Man in the Bloo Shorts brings the packages and got the package. More than a week ago. She forgot to take pictures when I opened it too. And still isn't giving me extra gooshy fuds to make up for it no matter how balefully I stare at her. Sigh. Good wenches are so had to find.

That looks like a great game, Smokey! My OTW once put a jingle ball in our regular old rolly ball thing, and Tenzing played with it a bit, but he's got nothing but he's got floof for brains and didn't come up with any fun games!


Kea said...

We're very glad KC is feeling better and continue to purr for her!

Count us in on the draw, if kitties outside the US (i.e. Canada) can play.

Laila and Minchie said...

We never saw the Starchaser game before and it looks like so much fun! We love to go insane!

We are hoping KC is feeling better and continues to do so. (((HUGS))) and purrs.

Katnip Lounge said...

Hurrah for KC! Any little improvement is good. Mommy is in lurve with Smokeey, he looks like her snuggle boy Rupert.
Please enter us in the draw, that toy looks like a BLAST!

Sweet Praline said...

That sounds like so much fun!

I'll continue purring for KC to get better. I'm slowing down quite a bit and I have my mom worried.

Please enter me in the contest.

The Island Cats said...

Wow! We think that was pretty smart of Smokey!! We wanna enter the contest!! We think those Starchasers are fun!!

Glad KC is feeling better too!

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun!!!!!!! We would love to be registered for a Starchaser.

We are your followers, and hope you are ours also......:)

KC, we have been purraying for you, and we have a button on our blog asking people to purray for you...andn your mama because of her migraines.

We purray you are doing ok ML, as this heavy oppressing weather is making all of our mama's joints ache so badly, and she's concerned about you and migraines.

Love, love, love from all of us.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

That is cool what Smokey does! Hope KC feels better.

Anonymous said...

Can you please enter me in the contest? Those look so fun. And Smokey is a genius!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That sure looks like a fun game!

We're sorry KC is only feeling a little better. We want her to get well!

SuziQCat said...

Glad to hear that KC is feeling better...sending more purrs to her.

That game looks like great fun!

Ginger Jasper said...

Looks like a lot of fun being had there and what a great contest. I would love to be in it please.. Now I am so glad that there is improvement and that my sweet friend is feeling a little better. I hope that continues and you will keep getting my purrs. Mum sends a message... My package from the auction came and she is thrilled with the earrings.. Thank you so much.. Hugs GJ xx

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, we'z so glad KC is feeling better. Mom told dad one of our frends had a stuffy nose and he said dat maybe she needed some tissue so she could blow it...our dad is a little bit weerd. We don't haf a Starchser, but dey do look fun. Smokey IS a genius!

The Crew said...

Congratz, Smokey. You're one smart cat!!

KC dear, we're purrin' for you to feel better.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty
The Crew

Catsparella said...

I'm glad to hear KC is feeling a lil better..aww. That game looks fun, my kitties would love one!

Tia said...

Wow, what a game that sounds like! I really, really love balls, so it would be great if I could have one of my own to play with! I'm so glad KC is feeling better too.

momsbusy said...

kintaro and tt would really like the new version of starchaser. the grandbean loves our track toys and she might even want to play.

kazoku neko

Us4 Cats said...

mom was up LATE last night and kept checking waiting for this post : ) she is ALL about mancat postsings & stuff since Sir Stripes is our one and only in a house of three lady cats.

So she zommed over here today to check it out...

Smokey is a totoally clever kitty. HE figured out a way to increase the fun-o-meter! i bet he a cat that thinks outside the box : ) as most of us MANCATS are ; ) we like to figure out new ways to tinker with things and see what will happen.

we also are sending PURRS to KC!! to continue to feel better.

so, this starchaser funland looks fun and we leave our comment, for our MANCAT. but if we gets it ALL kitties will enjoy, for sure.

good luck to all.

CCL Wendy said...

Wow, those Starchasers look extra special. We have at turbo track but it doesn't light up like that!

Smokey sure is an intelligent kitty if he knew he could take the ball from one Starchaser and put it in the other! It must have been lots of fun rolling it along the way, too. Kudos to you Smokey!

We're purring for KC to keep improving and hopefully she'll be 100 PURRcent very soon.

Harry Spotter said...

That looks like a cool game. We would like to enter your give a way. Glad your feeling better KC.

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Wow! I can get the ball OUT of our Turbo Trak, but I sure cant get it back IN. Smokey, you are a genius!

I sure would like to try that Starchaser.


We all hope KC feels better soon...

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring for all of you KC!!!

That Starchaser game sure looks fun! Way to create a new game Smokey!!!

Au and Target said...

Oh that looks like good fun. We'd love to join in but we won't as we live in Malaysia and the postage costs would kill you. Plus, our post office tends to hold on to stuff they like.

We'll follow you later today once we get our work done.

Derby, Ducky said...

That lookslike fun. Count us in!

Glad KC is doing OK and Dad Charley too.

meowmeowmans said...

We think those starchasers look like fun! We'd love to be entered in Smokey's contest. :)

We are glad KC is showing some improvement, however small. We will take any positive news you can provide. We will keep purring and praying our bestest purrs and prayers for our sweet friend KC.

Cloon said...

We will keep purring for KC to feel better and breathe with ease. And Smokey, you are very clever, it was cool that you invented theese game. It is a most excellent prize, looks VERY exciting so we would like to be entered into the contest please.

Angel and Kirby said...

Star chasers are a lot of fun and so are turbo tracks. We love both of ours.

Tuxedo Gang said...

That is one cool toy Smokey!! We are so glad you invented it and it looks like loads of fun!! We would love to have one!!

Purrrrs and prayers to KC to feel 100% better!!

((((((HUGGGGGSSSSSS)))))) to you all!
Your Austin furiends,

Happy Cat Family said...

Oh, oh, oh, we play that game too! Eh, he, we used to, actually, since Gracie stole our turboscratcher and took it to her quarters! Bad, Bad Gracie! We would love to have another one, so that way Gracie can have one, and we can have another one... We miss playing with it SO much!!! Our favorite toy EVER!
Hoping KC and daddy Charley are feeling all better by now!

William said...

wow, Smokey sure is a super genius cat to have invented such a cool game! It looks like my track ball game, but cooler cause its lighty and stuff. pawsome!


The Paw Relations said...

Is this competition open to UK cats? If so we would like to enter.

Nice to meet you all! xxx

ML said...

Go ahead and enter WHEREVER you are... we will work on getting a Smokey-version Starchaser to you, okay.
Love & Purrs,

Kat's Kats said...

"We are all still purring for KC!! And our Feeders are still praying! We'll also have some naps for her. What a cool game Smokey invented. Mom put a second ball in one of our games but none of ours look like those. Do they have lights in them??"

the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Kat's Kats said...

Audrey raises a paw, "Can I be in the drawing for a Starchaser?? It looks like fun and most of the other toys in the house smell like stinky bo-oys!"

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Smokey is a genious!!!!!!

We love you!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

WHOA! We've never seen anything like that - cool!!! And good for you, improving on it too!

Be well KC, and we hope your mommy's migraine thingy is gone too. *purrrrrrrrrrrr*

Fin said...

We heard your feeling poorly, so please take my healing purrs and Mom's hugs!

Au and Target said...

Ok you talked us into it! We're putting our paws in the circle - but we're sort of hoping not to win as we live so far away....

Camie's Kitties said...

KC, we are glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. Now we just have to get your mama over her headaches.

Smokey, your new toy looks like lots of fun. We hope you are having tons of fun playing with it.

Cody and Gracie

Harry Spotter said...

That star chaser looks like fun. We hope your feeling better KC and mom. We are purring and praying for you. Make sure to stop by Fiona's post this Friday, she is giving away a custom Rhinestone T-Shirt. It's very Bling! Hope you are all safe in this weather, we are buried in snow and can't get out.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh geez!! Mom posted as The Tuxedo Gang instead of us!!! Hehehehehe!!
Your new toy invention looks cool Smokey!! And we would like to be entered in the ManCat Contest!!
((((((hugggssssss)))))) and purrs from your FROZEN Austin furiends,

MoMo said...

Hey, looks like a fun game! Glad to hear that KC is better. Happy to say that I am too, slowly. Granny cats take longer to recover.

Anonymous said...

Please count us in on the contest - if a cat family who reads but does not blog can play.
Marian in Houston

Rose and the Royals said...

We adore Our Starchaser, which We do believe was a gift from your Mum Smokey!
It is a favourite of all the Royals, especially the scratchy middle! HRH Emo Mari can be heard batting the balls about the track in the early morn!
We would like to enter the contest, but if selected winners, please can the favoured toy/exercise unit be given to a kitteh in need? HM Queen Emily would be so pleased!

Thank you Smokey, dearest!
Purrs and Headbutts to your Mum and Dadlings for us!

Rose and the Royals said...

QM's Noon Libation has already gone to her cerebral remains...

We meant to say, Purrs and Headbutts to:
Mum ML
Dad Charley AND
Your Siblings....


TheWilsonZoo said...

Simon & Kimber & Hannah & Xena all say they'd like to get a paw on that Starchaser toy!

(And they all wish KC to get well.)

Mom Wilson

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We already have one of these, so if we wins it, we would donate it to the next auction, ok...

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