Postcard Exchange Group Update

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18, 2011 by kingjoeybeancat

Okay guys, this is becoming a lot of trouble. So what I’ve decided to do is if you want to trade postcards with me, we’ll trade them. I already have a lot of addresses, so I just need you all to give me the go ahead and we’ll exchange postcards 🙂 I’m putting a list of the pals who want to do this on my blog too, and if you all want to exchange with each other, you can contact each other on your own and switch addresses. Let me know if you want to trade with me, and I’ll send you my address. Once I receive a postcard, I’ll send one back. That way I’m not sending them to those who aren’t interested in receiving one from me. I hope this works out for everyone, and I hope it’s still fun. I just do not and will not have the time to do what is being asked of me otherwise. Here’s the list of pals:

JinJinDoggy & PixelDoggy


Postcard Exchange Group

Posted in Uncategorized on July 17, 2011 by kingjoeybeancat

As those of you who have signed up know, I am collecting addresses and email addresses for the group. With 21 members so far, I am not comfortable saying who has to trade with whom. I wasn’t going to hand out addresses, I’m collecting them so I can send my cards. I was going to let you guys do the exchanging, but in an effort to keep other pals feelings from getting hurt, I think this may need to be done a different way. If someone doesn’t know someone else, he or she may not be comfortable handing out his or her address to that pal, and that is completely understandable. So I am looking for suggestions as to how to do this in a way that it’s fun for everyone and everyone is comfortable. We could feature a new pal each month, and everyone sends a postcard to that pal, if that pal is comfortable passing on his or her address to each person. That way it is in everyone’s control who gets their address. Or I could assign pals to each other at random for each month, and then you guys could work out amongst yourselves whether or not you’re comfortable sharing addresses. These are my two ideas thus far, since I will be starting school long before this is over, and I won’t have time to address and send over 20 postcards each month if they are sent to me. If you guys have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them. Let me know which idea works best for you all! 🙂

Let’s get the Postcard Exchange Group started!!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 by kingjoeybeancat

Okay Pals, I know I has been on hiatus for awhile now. We has been moving, and it has been very difficult to keep up with things. But now that we’s settled, we’d like to invite you to join the postcard exchange group, where anipals across the world can trade postcards of where they live! This will give us all a chance to see parts of the world we’ve never visited, but would like to one day. If you’d like to join, please contact me here or DM me on twitter, and I will add you to the list. Each month, I will randomly pair pals off! That way we all get to see new places every month! It will go on for as long as we can each get paired with new pals! Sound fun!? Let’s get started!

Mental Health Pawty!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 7, 2011 by kingjoeybeancat

Hey guys, Mom is pawticipating in a walk to help people with Mental Illness, and we’d love for you guys to sponsor her! We are going to be having a pawty in support of her walk on my birthday, April 9, 2011 from 4pm EST until 11pm EST. We want to have quizzes, barktenders, and DJ’s too, so if any of you guys are interested in pawticipating in the pawty, please let me know. You can DM me and let me know if you have a prize you’d like to donate or if you’d like to barktend, DJ, or quiz. Thanks so much guys!!

The walk is to support the Kenneth Young Center in Elk Grove Village, IL, and there will be a link available on the site for your donations. Here is a link to the site so that you guys can see what we’re pawtying for!

Donation information will be posted closer to the date of the pawty, so please hold off on donations until then, that way we can instruct you how to designate the donation for the walk and how to sponsor Mom! 🙂

Postcard Exchange Group

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 by kingjoeybeancat

So, I was on Twitter tonight, as usual, and I started thinking… All of us anipals live in very different areas of the world, and I think it’d be really awesome to start a postcard exchange group! We can have a list of anipals who wish to participate and each pick a new one to exchange with once a month, once a week, or maybe even just do them all at once. Which would you guys prefer? Let me know if it’s something any of you would like to do!

Hunting Practice Gone Wrong… Again

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 by kingjoeybeancat

My target walks by, and I hide in the bushes. She is at least ten times bigger than I am, so I am fairly sure that she is a Tyrannosaurus Rex. I wiggle my butt to make sure I have the perfect aim. I am only going to get one shot at this beast. She takes another step, and I fly out of the bushes with my arms extended straight out. I swat her on the leg. That shot should take her down.

“Oh no! You got Mommy!” my prey cries.

Mom, T-Rexes don’t talk! I think.

I meow once and walk over to Mom. I being to rub on her legs while I purr to thank her for playing. Humans just don’t understand how seriously cats take their hunting practice. My former prey picks me up and carries me to the bar stools, where my hiding place once was. She gives me a hug. I may be misunderstood, but at least I’m loved.

Puppy’s story

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 by kingjoeybeancat

Hey guys, here is Puppy’s story since he won the best costume of 2010 award. This is my first time working with animal characters and writing a story this short, so I hope it turned out okay.


Puppy Vs. Dracula


Puppy sighs as he looks around. In front of him is a rocky mountain, and on top of it sits a castle, which is illuminated by the full moon light, surrounded by leafless trees. A bolt of lightning shoots across the sky, and thunder cracks in the night. The sickly sweet smell of death permeates the air. He rubs his paws over his face and snuggles down deeper into Cecil’s fur. Cecil is Puppy’s Husky, and he offered to carry the two guinea pigs, Puppy and Gideon, on his back all the way to Dracula’s castle.

I can’t believe I’m coming back here. I just escaped two days ago.

Puppy’s thoughts must have shown on his face, because Gideon looks at him and pats him on the head. “It’s okay. You’re doing the right thing. All of animal kind depends on you.”

Puppy nods.

Cecil continues up the mountain. The rocks cut his paws, but he doesn’t complain. He knows that every animal in the world is depending on Puppy. If he doesn’t stop Dracula, then no one will.

Dracula is kidnapping all of the animals in the world and turning them into vampires. His dream is to build a vampire army consisting of animals, and he will stop at nothing to achieve it. Puppy is the lucky one who escaped before Dracula began his tortuous training to make him into an undead soldier.

Puppy shudders as he remembers his transformation from normal guinea pig to vampire. The pain was excruciating, and he is the only one of his kind who was strong enough to survive it. He can still feel the poison burning in his veins. He is determined to stop Dracula before he harms anymore animals.

The closer they get to the castle, the more afraid Puppy becomes. He knows that he is the animals’ only hope. He is the only one with the strength to fight Dracula. Even though he has yet to master his new super-pig powers, he is still more powerful than a pit bull. Dracula will never know what hit him.

They reach the top of the mountain and stop in front of the castle’s black iron gates.

“This is my stop,” Cecil says.

Puppy and Gideon scurry down the dog’s back and lean against his front leg in a guinea pig hug.

“Thank you, Cecil.” Puppy says.

The two pigs crawl under the gate, run up the sidewalk, and stop in front of the castle.

Gideon and Puppy lean against each other in another hug and wish each other luck.

“Don’t worry, Puppy, I’ll make sure all of the animals are released,” Gideon says. He runs around to the back of the castle and crawls through a basement window.

“I just hope that I can fulfill my part of the plan,” Puppy says to himself.

Puppy glances at the gates one more time, sighs, and then climbs the steps of the porch. He crawls up the wall and enters the castle through a broken window.

Once inside, he runs over to the stairs. He knows exactly where to find Dracula. He begins climbing the stairs, heading straight for Dracula’s laboratory.

With each step, Puppy becomes more and more scared. He doesn’t want to go back to where his pain first began. All he wants to do is go back home and hide in the safety of his girl’s arms. But he can’t do that; not even she is safe as long as Dracula

still lives.

The thought of everything and everyone he loves being in danger is what keeps Puppy going down the hall and to the last door on the right. The door is open just a crack, and Puppy squeezes through it and into the laboratory.

Dracula is standing at one of the tables, filling a vile with red-looking liquid. Puppy knows from experience that this is the mixture that he uses to turn animals into vampires, so he must be getting ready to change another animal.

“Hello there, Puppy. How nice of you to come back and bring your brother. He will be a wonderful new addition to my army.” Dracula turns around and looks down at Puppy.

Puppy stands his ground. He lifts himself up onto two legs and glares right back at the evil vampire. Then, he hears a whimper come from behind Dracula.

“Cui. Cui.” Gideon says, weakly.

Dracula must have already given Gideon the sedative. Puppy must act fast.

“You see, Puppy,” Dracula says, “you can never beat me. You are nothing but a weak, scrawny, little rodent.” He stomps his foot down on the floor, only missing Puppy by centimeters.

Puppy is thankful for his new lightning-fast reflexes, or he would have been a guinea pig pancake. His fear is overcome by anger, and he begins to chatter.

“Aww, is the little piggy getting mad?”

Puppy continues chattering and begins to channel his anger and hatred for Dracula into strength. Dracula hits Gideon’s cage, causing the pig to jump. Dracula laughs.

“All you pigs are the same; you’re all scared of your own shadow.”

Puppy becomes enraged. It is one thing for Dracula to insult and hurt him, but a completely other thing for him to insult his family. Puppy springs at Dracula and lands on his face. He sinks his teeth into his nose and holds on tight. Dracula screams and begins to shake his head back and forth in an effort to shake Puppy off, but Dracula is a weak, old vampire, and Puppy is a strong new one.

Puppy remains latched onto Dracula’s nose, and just when he thinks he’s about to lose his grip, he uses his secret weapon. He musks Dracula right in the face. He begins to cough, and Puppy digs his claws into the vampire’s face and releases his hold on Dracula’s nose. He jumps then carefully makes his way to Dracula’s shoulder and leaps onto the table.

Dracula is still coughing, and he is grabbing his throat as if he can’t breathe. He finally collapses and takes one final breath.

“You did it, Puppy.” Gideon says, his voice barely a whisper.

“Shh, just be quiet. It’s alright now.”

“He’s dead.”

Puppy stops trying to pick the cage lock long enough to look down at the dead vampire.

“It’s finally over,” Puppy says with a sigh.

He sticks his claw into the lock and it finally catches. He opens the cage door and helps Gideon out.

“The other animals,” Gideon says before he finally dozes off.

“I’ll take care of them, little brother. You just rest.”

Puppy runs down to the basement and uses his super-strength to pull the lever to open all of the cage doors. The animals come running out, and Puppy explains to them that Dracula is dead and they can now go home to their families. The animals all cheer, and they name Puppy a hero. They go up to get Gideon, and then they carry both of the guinea pigs out on a purple pillow. Cecil meets them at the gate.

“Is it over?” He asks. His ears are twitching, trying to pick up any sounds of trouble.

“It’s over,” Puppy answers.

“You did it Puppy!”

Puppy carries Gideon over to Cecil. Cecil lies down, and Puppy places Gideon on Cecil’s back and then joins him. He says goodbye to his new friends and heads back home to his girl.

Puppy wakes up the next day to learn that the news of his victory has spread, and he’s now a world-wide hero and celebrity. Puppy the guinea pig is now a household name, and it’s all because he’s didn’t give up fighting for what was right. His bravery and conviction will be remembered for many years to come.


Winners of the contest

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 by kingjoeybeancat

Since the contest ended early, I went ahead and tallied up the scores for you guys. Here is a list of the winners:

Winner of Scariest Picture – @AutumnTheDoxie and @KittehBoi tied

Winner of Cutest Picture – @Niqqi

Winner of Funniest Picture – @Gideon_Shmeegle and @PixelDoggy tied

Winner of Best Dressed – @PrincessGwenie

Winner of Best Graphic Design – @JavaTheCat, @JinJinDoggy, and Supernatural808 tied

Winner of Most Creative – @JustAnotherTrnd (Cheetos pic)

Winner of Best Cat – @CrazyKittyKat1

Winner of Best Dog – @PrincessGwenie

Winner of Best Rodent – @BunnyJeanCook

Winner of the Best Costume of 2010 – @PuppyaGuineaPig

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks for entering guys! All of the pictures were great! Your plaques and Puppy’s story will be sent to you by Halloween!

Vote for the best Halloween Piccys!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2010 by kingjoeybeancat

UPDATE: Voting is completed. The contest has ended early because someone was cheating. I am sorry to have to do this, but it has been brought to my attention that anipals are cheating by voting for themselves A LOT. It’s not fair to the other anipals, and it makes it not fun anymore. I allowed repeat voting so that anipals who liked more than one costume could vote for more than one anipal.


How the voting will be decided:

I am taking the next highest scores below the cheaters and having them be the winner. That way the fair anipals’ voices are heard. I have learned from my mistakes and next time I will set up my polls differently. But I don’t have the time or patience to do new polls because someone was selfish. Sorry again to the fair anipals.

Time to vote for which categories you want to see, anipals

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 by kingjoeybeancat

Hey guys, it’s time for you to vote for which categories you want to see (and for me to try out this poll thing). I’m going to give you all lots of choices, and we are going to have lots of different categories. That way everyone has a chance, because all of the pics are fantastic, and I wish all of you could win! Mom would burn out from writing so much if you all did win, though MOL. Also, feel free to add a category that you would like to see that isn’t listed. The Best of 2010 is a given, that is why it’s not listed.  Here we go, category list: