Happy Anniversary to Me, Part I

March 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my joining Twitter, which made me nostalgic about all the wonderful and hilarious things I’ve shared with you humans over the last year. Here is a look back at some of my favorite moments from my first 6 months on social media (we’ll look at the next 6 months in Part II).

I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip down memory lane as much as I have (I know what you’re thinking: how can one cat be so clever?). Join me next time as we reminisce about my best tweets from the second half of the year.

Self Promotion

Greetings, humans. I would try to come up with an excuse as to why it’s been so long since I posted anything to my blog, but the real reason is just that every time I’ve thought about writing an update, I decided to sleep instead.

Today, I discovered that thousands of you found this site via an article in the Huffington Post, so welcome to my new devotees. Are you all following me on Twitter yet? Why not?

I have a nap scheduled in a few minutes, but I figured I’d pop in and grace you all with my presence first. I’ve gotten several pictures from my followers recently, so I’ll be doing some new Cat Profiles in the coming weeks. For now, however, I want you all to enjoy this selfie we took following the Oscars the other day. Find it on Twitter and retweet. We’re only about 3 million retweets away from breaking Ellen’s record.

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Holidays at Disneyland

Greetings, humans! Happy Holidays.

I often hear people describing this as “the most wonderful time of the year.” I don’t know if I agree with that assessment because it is certainly one of the busiest times of the year here at Disneyland. Longer park hours and more humans aren’t my cup of tea (of course, tea isn’t my “cup of tea” either. I prefer saucers of cream).

Still, there are several things I do love about Christmastime here in our parks. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite things about the holidays at Disneyland:

  1. Trees to Climb – Scaling Christmas trees is a time-honored tradition for all cats around this time of year, and Disneyland offers us a plethora of trees to climb. I just love hopping from branch to branch, knocking off lights and ornaments as I go.
  2. Snoap – Humans go crazy watching the snoap fall during the fireworks and the nightly castle-lighting presentations, and I always enjoy laughing at how much the little things fascinate you simple creatures. I love to chase the snoap around and pounce on it. Plus it’s a way for me to get extra clean without ever having to take a bath.
  3. Sing-Alongs – No one seems to appreciate it when I provide my own soundtrack to attractions (complete with meows, mews, and yowls) throughout the year. At Christmastime, however, there are all kinds of shows in which the audience is asked to “sing along.” This gives me the perfect excuse to meow at the top of my lungs without getting any dirty looks.
  4. Holiday Treats – I’ve learned through the years that humans tend to overindulge during the holidays, and they will often buy more food than they can actually eat. This makes for fantastic after-hours dumpster diving. I’ve already eaten the majority of three churros this week alone.
  5. Gifts from Santa¬†- I always make a lengthy list for Santa Claus. He knows I have been a VERY good kitty this year (obviously), and I hope he will oblige by bringing me everything I want on Christmas morning. Among my requests are that humans be banned from Toontown and A Bug’s Land. I also hope that this year’s Limited Time Mackerel promotion turns into a never-ending fishy buffet.

Earlier this month, I held a series of Twitter contests for my followers to receive holiday cards from me. Far more of you humans entered than I could actually send cards to, so here is the digital version of my Catsmas wishes. I hope you all enjoy this season and make it your New Year’s resolution to bring me more treats in 2014.

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Social Clubs and FAQs

Hello again, humans. I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been quite busy.

I’m coming to you today to let you know that I have recently added a Frequently Asked Questions section to my site. You humans have a lot of questions, and I’m feeling generous, so I answered some of them.

If you aren’t following me on Twitter (@disneylandcats), you are really missing out on some very insightful musings and other clever content. This week, for instance, after the visit to Disneyland by Grumpy Cat, she and I actually had an enjoyable Twitter conversation. We decided to form our own Disneyland Social Club, and I designed our denim vests.

socialclubWe are currently taking suggestions for what our Social Club should be called, but my favorite front-runner so far was submitted by @LivelySkip: Lucifer’s Angels. If you have any other witty ideas, comment below.

Cat Profile: Hector

Well, humans, it’s been a very busy day here on my blog. Apparently the folks over at Communicore Weekly¬†were clever enough to recommend my site to their Facebook fans, and thousands of you flocked over here to view my lovely posts. I’ve heard that humans like it when they are rewarded for doing a good thing, so as your reward, I will give you another of my splendid cat profiles.

The photo for this profile comes courtesy of @MrGiovanniello on Twitter. Remember that if you have a picture of one of us and would like to see the kitty profiled here, email me your photos to catsofdisneyland@gmail.com

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  • Name: Hector
  • Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
  • Favorite Hangout: The Esplanade
  • Hobbies: Patrolling, Board Games, Home-Brewing
  • Favorite Ride: Disneyland Monorail
  • Interesting Fact: Once got stakeout advice from a bloodhound.

Most humans understand that one of our main jobs as Disneyland Cats is to keep the parks free of rodents, but you may not realize that some of us volunteer to take on other positions as well. One such kitty is Hector, who considers himself to be one of the members of the parks security patrol. He has made it his mission to traipse around the Esplanade when the parks are closed and sniff out any nefarious characters who may be lounging about. Unfortunately, the human security guards don’t seem to take his advice very seriously. Once, he alerted them about a very suspicious-looking dog who was acting a little too nonchalant. Another time, he tried report some humans who threw away a turkey leg while there was still plenty of meat on the bone. While the security cast members may not appreciate Hector’s work so far, one day they will learn what all of his yowls mean, and then he may finally be given the shiny badge he’s always dreamed about.

Cat Profile: Peter

I’m back again, humans. Many of you have been following me on Twitter and Instagram as well as liking my page on Facebook, and I’m sure you’ve been glad you did so. Be sure to spread the word to both your friends and your enemies about how hilarious I am. And now, another cat profile. This time, you get to find out all about Peter.

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  • Name: Peter
  • Breed: Domestic Long Hair
  • Favorite Hangout: Hungry Bear Restaurant
  • Hobbies: Pottery, Astronomy, Pole-Vaulting
  • Favorite Ride: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Interesting Fact: Once ate 15 tubs of sweet potato fries in one night

There once was a time when you humans couldn’t go by the Hungry Bear Restaurant without spotting at least one Disneyland Cat because we have always had a feeding station located nearby. Recently, however, the food has gotten better at some of the other stations, so most of us are eating elsewhere. Peter has never wandered far enough away from this area to discover the other stations and faithfully keeps his post here instead. His one true love is sweet potato fries, and he knows he can find them in abundance at the Hungry Bear Restaurant. When not focusing on eating, Peter is an avid stargazer (hence his name being derived from Peter Pan, who loves to fly toward the second star to the right). While keeping his eyes toward the skies, he also enjoys watching the fireworks spectaculars. He gets very angry in the off season when the fireworks stop occurring nightly.

* Note from a human: Please don’t feed the cats sweet potato fries or any other foods from the park. They should really only eat the food from the feeding stations that is intended for them.

* Note from the cat: Butt out, human. Get your own blog!

Cat Profile: Jane

I hate giving credit, especially where credit is due, but the picture for this cat profile was taken by one of you humans on Twitter. Thanks to @mckennakeuilian for providing this lovely photo of Jane.

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  • Name: Jane
  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Favorite Hangout: Main Street Station
  • Hobbies: Tightrope Walking, Knitting, Croquet
  • Favorite Ride: Main Street Vehicles
  • Interesting Fact: Aspires to be an Olympic gymnast

Some of the Disneyland Cats prefer to stay hidden during the day so that we don’t have to look at you humans, but others enjoy the thrill associated with being the center of attention. So is the case with Jane. She has always dreamed of doing a balance beam routine in the Olympics, and she practices every chance she gets. The crowds don’t bother her. She just tries to think of them as the judges for her gymnastics routine. She has fallen a few times, but unlike weak human gymnasts, she always lands on her feet and never suffers any sort of injuries. When she has a particularly good day on the balance beam, she rewards herself by indulging in her favorite snack: fresh tuna. You can expect to see her in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She will be competing in the feline division alongside teammates McKitty Maroney and Catrielle Douglas.