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Monday, 31 March 2008

When kitty eyes are smiling

When kitty eyes are smiling,
All the world it is their play.....

This post is dedicated to the beautiful eyes of the kitties in the Cat Blogosphere. Can you guess who they belong to? Take a guess before scrolling down for the answers.

The frames of the above scrapbook pages were kindly supplied by Leslie, the talented mom of Tigger, Pyewacket and Trixie.

Answer: first frame - left upper - Tesla
left lower - Boy
right - Me!
second frame - Charlotte
third frame - Daisy

When kitty eyes are smiling,
Sure, you can't help falling in love!

Sunday, 30 March 2008

The truth behind Momo's poisoning - a cautionary tale

First of all I have to thank efurrbody for their purrs, prayers, well wishes and visits during my illness. Who says there are no miracles - this is one effected by the Cat Blogosphere and fellow furries and animal lovers.

My SS went around the neighbourhood yesterday afternoon to see if there were any clues that made me so ill. She had searched our garden for mushroom and spiders etc. There was nothing much there. No mushroom at all despite the recent rain and there were only a few webbing spiders. There are 3 adjoining gardens that I frequent regularly. She went and asked those neighbours and had a look at their yards. Nothing in two of them.

The third of the families is quite new and has two little children. They had pesticide treatment to their yard the day before I got sick. They had been told to keep pets away from the area for 2 days. They do not have pets themselves and did not think of telling us (yes, they know me because the children have played with me). Furthermore, the younger child had dropped his bowl of macroni cheese on the edge of the lawn that evening and called me over to eat it. I loved anything made of cheese and licked the whole thing up. The older child was there but the parents were indoors at the time and were not told about the incident.

So presumably that's how I was poisoned. SS will tell the vet tomorrow and see what he has to say about it.

Lastly I have to thank my sissy, Sassy, colleagues at the CCSI and the Zoolatry for make the following graphics for me to cheer me up on my road to recovery.

Photo by Sassy

Card from Opus and Roscoe, Sassy, Ruis and Karl

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Momo is unwell

Momo had been missing since last night and when found late this morning under the tree at the far end of the garden she was unwell. She is not eating, drinking and very lethargic. She is at the vet's now.

Update 1 - the vet took blood for urgent testing and place her on a drip. Just said that she was toxic. I shall call back for her this afternoon.

Update 2 -
Momo is still not eating or drinking. She is staying in hospital and on IV fluids for tonight. The results of the test show "compromised" kidney and liver functions. The vet seems to think that she might have ingested some toxin(s). There are spiders about and toxic bite may be a possibility but there is no localising sign to support this but then again the entry spot needn't be obvious especially in a long haired kitty like Momo.

Update 3 - Momo is a little perkier but still weak this morning. She had a fretful night probably because of the unfamiliar surroundings. She mieowed pitifully on and off and worse when she saw me. She has drunk some fluids. If the tests this morning are stable or improved I am going to ask if I can look after her at home since our home is only 15 minutes away from the hospital.

Thankyou all very much for the purrs and good thoughts. I am sure that's what pulled her through.

Update 4 - The test results have stabilized but still not normal. The drip will be stopped later this afternoon. If Momo can keep down all the fluids and pass urine properly she can go home tonight and report back to the clinic for followup tests on Monday morning.

Yay!!!!!!! Momo is coming home tonight. I am picking her up soon. She will have to stay indoors and on a special diet for a while. She is alert but still quite weak. We will have to go back for a check on Monday, but at least she is coming home. There is no consensus as to what actually caused her to become so ill. Being an older kitty she may take a little longer to get better.

From MoMo (March 29 pm)

Thankyou all +++++ for purring and visiting me! I have been home for a day now and am resting contentedly and purring softly at the end of SS's bed. I am still a little weak and can't get around too much, certainly not well enough to want to go outdoors although SS has taken me out for some warm sun in the afternoon. I have eaten a bit of the special food and fluid that the vet gave me. I also have to take some medicine that I am not so keen on but I am happy to be feeling better, thanks to the positive thoughts from all of you in the furry world and from the animal lovers.

A big heartfelt thankyou to all of you who are purring for Momo and who have sent well wishes. They are very much appreciated. I am sure the good vibes have helped her through this difficult time. She will come visiting when she feels better to personally thankyou for all the support and kind thoughts during her struggle.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


As the newly appointed Marketing and Publicity manager of Little Productions I would like to announce that following the two very successful episodes last year the executives would like to put out a call for new scripts for the upcoming production. Details are available from Sassy, the executive director.

Due to Miral's illness calls for scripts for CCSI have been postponed to a later date. Further announcement will be made in due course.

I must thank my sissy Asta for giving me this award

I would like to pass it on to the generous and humourous Dr Tweety who has been feeding the whole Cat Blogosphere yummilicious chix-hens for the whole of Easter and even before.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Two Memes

I have been tagged by the Turkey Cats for the Middle Name meme.

Here is how it works:

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.

2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your surname or your nickname).

Well, I will use my most commonly used nickname - Mini

M - for Mieow... I have been told that I make a nice sounding 'Mieow'

I - for Intelligent... I may not look it but I am an intelligent kitty. I know a lot of things but am not showing or telling.

N - for 'Naps' and 'Noms'. Surely all kitties would agree with this. I love my naps and my food, especially cheese, ham and any kind of cold meat.

I - for Indolence. I am a lazy kitty and would spend my days just lazing around.

I tag my sweetheart Socks for this meme.

Pyewacket tagged me for Linda's Make A Wish Meme.

The Rules

1. Think about what it is that you want more than anything, what your heart's desire and fondest wish is, and what it is that you would wish for if you were to see the above wishing star flame across the night sky.
2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic above.
3. Use a graphics program of your choice and place your wish on this picture:
4. Post the Make A Wish Meme and your wishing star on your blog along with these rules.
5. Tag as many people as you like so that there can be wishing stars all across the Blogosphere and ask them to please link back to Linda so that we can see what wishes others have made and share those wishes with others.

I tag my sissies Sassy and Asta.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter at Mississippi

My cousin Charlotte and pretty Tesla have been very bored at home. As soon as Tesla got rid of her troublesome cone we made plans to visit Socks, Scylla and Charybdis at their property by the Mississippi coast during Easter. It would be lovely to see Socks and the girls again.

Just as I was ready to teleport a beautiful basket of flowers arrived from my sweetheart, Socks, and his lovely sisters, Scylla and Charybdis. Wonder if they were pickings from their greenhouse.

Since we are going for a picnic I have also packed an Easter gift basket containing special treats for all, including our host kitties' human family ....

Spring has come to the south! And that meant we could enjoy the outdoors. While the girls were busy setting up the picnic, Socks took the visitors to have a look at the solar fountain....

l. to r. Tesla, Charlotte, Momo, Socks

After a leisurely picnic, we all lazed around the beautiful Butterfly garden for a siesta. I just loved that elegant butterfly bench but Socks and the girls preferred the warm stones and soft grass.

l. to r. Scylla looking up at the butterflies, Charybdis, Momo on the bench, Socks curling up to nap underneath, Tesla sitting on the rock, Charlotte beside the bush, all with our favourite drinks.

Next, Charybdis showed us the geese family. Their mom warned us that the geese could be very vicious so we took the precaution of keeping our distance.

l. to r. Charybdis at the far left corner, Charlotte and Momo at the left lower corner and Tesla peering out from the large pot on the patio.

The girls then retired to the family room to show Charlotte and Tesla the photos we took in Ireland and what they brought back from Munich while Socks and I explored the piles of rocks around the property and have some time chatting together.

On our way back we stopped by the pond to take a look at the nest of the goose......

Instead, I was transfixed by what looked like a giant owl (biggify the picture and see if you see what I thought I saw). Socks laughed and said it was only a tree trunk. One of my Don Quixote moments, I suppose. Or perhaps I should ask SS to take me to the kitty optometrist for a pair of glasses, something stylish like Tybalt's would be fine by me.

In the late afternoon, their dad took us out on a boat to the nearby Cat Island.

Cat Island is a barrier island off the Mississippi coast. The island is named for racoons that early explorers mistook for cats. The island has a unique "T-shape" created by the colliding currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Its marshes and beaches provide a refuge for alligators and migratory birds. During WWII the island was a base for training army dogs.

We didn't stay too long because Tesla mom was anxious about her since this was her first ever long trip away from home. Thanks to Socks and his sisters for inviting us to a lovely Easter outing.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Chilling out

Ah, that was one fabulous trip - great company, interesting places and fantastic activities! I need to wind down and get those tired muscles a rest. Spa time!!!

And dream of leprechauns with furry faces....

photo by Karl

Happy Easter To Efurrybody!!!!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

HOME, but not yet!

All good adventures come to an end and today is the day we board our magic flying bus to go home....

photo by Opus and Roscoe
Bye, Bye, Green Isle, we love you!!!!! "Eireann go Brach" (Ireland Forever) as Scylla and Charybdis yelled as we left the beautiful shores of Ireland.

On the way we paid a surprise visit to Dragonheart and Merlin at Munich. Were they surprised to see us! Being good hosts, they donned the green hats and showed us the sights at the Stachus and downtown.....

We had lunch at the Leopoldstrasse....

And visited the Feldherrn Halle.....

photos by Karl

You'd think those Germans had never seen furries in green hats before, the way they stared at us.

Thankyou, Dragonheart and Merlin! It was so lovely to see you and thanks for the hospitality.

You'd think we would be heading home after this, wouldn't you? Well, not quite but we're getting there. Charlie was tired and teleported home frist. We dropped off Momo and Pinot in Canada and Asta and Stanley in New York. On our way south we called in at Washington DC at the invitation of the Taylor Catsssss

We have arranged to meet at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. While we were waiting for them on the lawn....

The Taylor Catsssss have already taken over the White House ......

l. to r. Sam, Seaborne, Sadie, Sassy, Summer

We thought we would trash it before Cheysuli moved in because after that we would feel bad about trashing a friend's home. THUNDERING HERDS OF ELEPHANTS were in order. We started in the Cross Hall.....

And into the Red Room...

Hey, see that? Chey is so confident that she would win the election that she has already got her portrait up in there. WoooHooooooo!!!!!

OK, guys, thanks so much for having us! We sure enjoyed our stay but we'd better high-tail outta here before the White House went SPLAT the way the Tower did.

In parting my sissy Sassy gave me this:

for telling efurryone what to do and when to do it (aka bossing them around) throughout the tour of Ireland :)

Until the next adventure, it is farewell to our friends as we return to our respective countries and home, sweet, home.

Furries taking part in this adventure include:
Kitties -
Sassy, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies -
Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.

Monday, 17 March 2008

St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to ALL!

Poster by Sassy

It's also Stanely's Gotcha Day so we decided to head down to the cottage that he shared with Asta with breakfast baskets and some small presents to surprise him.

Photo by Asta and Sassy , breakfast baskets, food and presents from Momo, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis

In the afternoon we got ready for the Big Parade. Before progressing to the parade we met at the Temple Bar for another drink.....

Photo by Karl
front row left to right: Pinot, Momo-dog, Emil, Charlie
middle row: Sassy, Asta, Stanley, Scylla, Charybdis
last row: Ruis, Karl, Momo-kitty, Socks, Roscoe, Opus, Mrs.Oz

The Temple bar is located on the south bank of the River Liffey in Dublin and unlike its surrounding areas still preserves the medieval characters of the city, with many narrow, cobbled streets. It is the cultural quarter of Dublin and is popular with artists and visitors alike.

Here we are, at the head of the Parade.....

Photo by Asta
l. to r. - Charlie, Opus, Asta, Roscoe, Scylla, Karl, Emil (at back), Ruis, Charybdis, Socks, Momo-kitty, Sassy, Mrs. Oz, Momo- dog. Little Pinot at the front

With Scylla and Charybdis taking part in the float and us furries looking on.....

Back row l. to r. Pinot, Mrs Oz Ruis, Karl
Middle row l. to r. Momo, Opus, Roscoe, Sassy
Front row l. to r. Socks, Scylla and Charybdis on the float, Momo-dog at the corner

In recognition of our contribution to the cultural events, we were invited back to the Dublin Castle for the Ball. We assembled at the Red Room ....

Photo by Sassy
Front l. to r. Momo-dog, Scylla and Charybdis with little Pinot in front
Back l. to r. Karl, Socks, Ruis, Charlie (looking out of the window), Momo-kitty, Mrs. Oz, Sassy, Asta, Emil (in the big hat), Stanley, Opus and Roscoe

Before progressing to the St Patrick's Hall for the Ball, hosted by the Mayor of Dublin....

Photo by Karl
Front l. to r. Asta, Sassy, Mrs. Oz, Momo-kitty, Scylla, Charybdis, Momo-dog, little Pinot in front, Charlie at the right corner.
Back l. to r. Roscoe and Opus, Ruis, Socks, Karl and Stanley

St Patrick's Hall is the grandest room of the State Apartments, and contains one of the most important decorative interiors in Ireland. Formerly the ballroom of the Lord Lieutenant's administration, today the room is used for presidential inaugurations. It is also one of the oldest rooms in the castle, dating from the 1740's. We danced and danced till the early hours of the morning and flaked out as soon as we hit our beds.

Furries taking part in this adventure include:
Kitties -
, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies -
Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Day in Dublin

Today we decided to take it leisurely in and around Dublin. In the morning we have arranged to go riding and explore the Irish countryside. The sleepy heads Scylla and Charybdis kept us waiting at the foyer.

Once out in the beautiful countryside they thoroughly enjoyed the ride.....

l. to r. Scylla, Socks and Charybdis

We then met up with the rest of the gang later in the morning to visit the Guinness Brewery. Leased for 9,000 years in 1759 for 45 BPS per year. St James's Gate has been the home of Guinness ever since. It became the largest brewery in Ireland in 1838 and is still the largest brewer of stout in the world.

Photo by Sassy
l. to r. Momo-dog, Sassy, Charybdis, Charlie, Mrs. Oz, Ruis, Karl, Roscoe, Socks, Momo-kitty, Opus, Asta, Stanley (back of Asta), Emil, Scylla

Front little Pinot

Of course we have to visit the pub and look who are serving behind the bar.....

Photo by Sassy with editing by Momo

On the way we just have to call into the nearby Dublin Castle. It was first founded as a major defensive complex upon the orders of King John in 1204. Most of the present day complex dates from the 18th century.

Taken at the forecourt of the Castle. Photo by Momo and fashion by Sassy
l. to r. Momo-dog, Sassy, Charybdis, Charlie, Mrs. Oz, Ruis, Karl, Roscoe, Socks, Momo-kitty, Opus, Asta, Stanley (back of Asta), Emil, Scylla

Front little Pinot

Here is I, MoMo, crowned and seated on the throne of Ireland....

We returned to the Hotel for a rest before the afternoon activities. Some decided to take it easy, lazing on the beautifully manicured lawn of the hotel garden...

l. to r. Momo-dog and Pinot, Scylla, Charybdis, Charlie.

Socks and I took the opportunity to take a walk along the coast and enjoy some time together....

In the late afternoon we arranged to meet Sassy, Opus and Roscoe and the girls in the nearby picturesque village of Dalkey to have high tea at the Guinea Pig Cafe Restaurant. Here we all were, waiting for Scylla. Where has she gone? Opus and Roscoe have gone in to secure us a table and were looking out impatiently. Charybdis was getting a little tired of waiting and starting to doze off......

Found her! She was waiting outside the Pet Shop around the corner.....

She thought that the Guinea Pig Cafe must be INSIDE the Pet Shop and decided to wait for us there. Oh dear!

Furries taking part in this adventure include:
Kitties -
Sassy, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies -
Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.