Sunday, April 19, 2009

Say Hello to Miss Outdoors

I think we have a theme going today. Dakota Abbott (see above) was crowned Miss Outdoors in 2008. She's the only woman to have won the beauty pageant--and a muskrat skinning contest. (Apparently people eat them--who knew? Anyone out there ever nibbled a muskrat? If so, please write in.)

Read more here!


Anonymous Irregular Kiki said...

Oh my gosh! I am overseas and downstairs the appartment, there were three newborn kittens! The mother took two of them away, and we are left with one, its tiny. It was crawling in my hair. That ıs what that muskrat on the womans shoulder reminded me of...
Does anybody have any advice on raising this newborn kitten? Its the size of a hand. We tried to give it milk but its so small it wants its mother, and its far too small to eat. Im so scared, i dont know what to do with it!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

IK: Here are some instructions

1:50 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Woman power!! XD

IK: Good luck raising the kittens!! X3 *meow*

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Irregular Kiki said...

Thank you oh so very much Ananka. I am reading it now.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Dakota Blue said...

Is there a Miss Irregular? I'd give a hoot to see that! It would be picking locks and spy suits galore!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow go irregular kiki good luck and don't freak, you've got kristen to the rescue! hey are you gonna keep it? so nice....:)

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg, DB: i would totally love to see that... playing with rats.... getting out of dark rooms.... ohhh the terror!

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irregular Kiki give it milk in an bottle ........hold its mouth open and squirt in little streams of milk if have but in between streams let or force it to swallow.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

- mmmmm, muskrat, my favorite. Jk. Though i'm pretty sure my grandpa's had it before.
- Ik, what are you going to name it?

-Db, wow. I would love to see one of those!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love her crown! Um, I was looking at some of the past posts and I was wondering... what does via boing boing mean?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i just read your books and i NEED TO KNOW WHEN THE NEXT ONE IS COMING YOU please post it on your blog that would mean sooooo much to me

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Nina said...

Ahhhh I finish watching Miss Usa and North Carolina WON!!!! I am sooo excited because that where I live we are on our game we won the Usa pagent and the NCAA!! also when did the pagent name change from miss america to miss usa?

10:50 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

I love her!! A girl with wits, guts, and down-to-earth, not over materialized beauty.

Via Boing Boing means she got it from the artsy-cool website called boing boing.

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

I haven't had muskrat, but I've had groundhog. It was good, not much different from turkey.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Enigma said...

OMG that's horrible! The skinning thing...

Hey kiki, that is you right? You should go to a vet, see what they tell you. At that age, they need a mother. Since they don't, you should be the substitute... You could try feeding it with a syringe (without the needle, obviously)

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


if it cries at night, put a little clock next to him while he sleeps also put a stuffed animal or something soft next to him! the clock will sound like another heartbeat from his little brothers and sister , and the stuffed animal will feel like his bro or sis next to him...! but make sure that he has a big full belly and ofcorse you probably know this but keep him warm and make sure he has a full belly! X3
hope it goes well! :D

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also heres a really good website on how to raise newborn kittens! XD so cute!

and my real name is wazzupgirly! but it wont let me come into my account!

9:37 PM  
Blogger W. said...

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Dakota's sister, muskrat is definitely an acquired taste, but I like it. It's all in how you cook it.

Just to clear up...we come from a family of trappers, earn a living that way. We are licensed to trap these rats, if you don't they clog up our estuaries and kill off tons of other animals (they build houses and tunnel like beavers). Back in the day these contests were a way to bring together the trapping community and make some fun out of some VERY hard work. I know it offends some people, and I apologize, but we are all good people and it's not a sport done out of malice, merely a by-product of our life's work. I do understand how it could upset other people though.

Our cousin is the Women's world champion, our other sister, aunts and cousins are also title-holders. Kota just happened to also be the Queen that year, and she was quite the ambassador!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

Dakota's Sister: Wow! How nice of you to stop by. I don't think anyone was offended were they? (There are a few vegetarians lurking around here, I guess.) I certainly wouldn't mind giving muskrat a try. You should know that this blog is devoted to butt-kicking girls, so a post about your sister is meant to be an honor.

Give our best to Dakota, and congrats to the whole kick-butt female side of your family.

1:57 PM  

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