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Friday, 30 September 2011

Floofy Friday

With the coming of warmer weather (ha, ha, you really wouldn't think it with all the wind and rain that we've been having), this floof is not going to last long. In fact, you can almost track where I have been in the house by the clumps of floof I left in my wake.

OK, go ahead, I know you'd want to rub my tummy.....

Have a good weekend, efurryone!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Thursday in the Garden - Not

High winds,
Heavy Rain,
With the promise of a hail storm.

In the (flooded) garden?
I think not!

This is just wishful thinking, not the real thing.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Things are not looking good for furries

A recent report from the Australian Companion Animal Council shows that dog and cat ownership is down across Australia in the past decade, with dog population decreasing by at least 14% and cat population dropping by about 10%. It blames high-density living, decline in the rate of home ownership, changing lifestyles and government legislation for this depressing trend. It states that “the costs associated with maintaining pets, difficulty in finding care during holidays, time constraints and moving to rented accommodation, particularly apartments, were the most common reasons why people no longer included animals in their households.”

In Australia, many apartment strata laws exclude the keeping of furries. With rental situation being tight in the cities, landlords are also excluding applicants with furries for houses and town houses.

The laws and regulations around pet ownership need to be changed and the public needs to be educated about finding and looking after the right pet because having the companionship of a pet is one of the most enjoyable life experiences, as we all know.

Adopt cats, you won't regret it!!!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Easy like (No) Sun-day

With the recent lovely spring sunny weather I have been hoping to show you all how I could relax in the sun like this....

but it was not to be because Sun Day has been replaced by wind, rain and flood in the garden. The temperature dropped by 10C in as many minutes and winds of up to 90km/h swept through the city. I sensibly took up my position by SS's bed and snoozed for the rest of the day...

Saturday, 24 September 2011

My sissy Asta - an interview and a birthday party

As some of you may know, I have a lovely doggie sissy Asta who lives in New York with her artist mommi.

There is an interview featuring Asta about her very talented mommi and a show of her art works at Road Dog Tales. Please go and have a look.

It is also Asta's 5th birthday today. There will be a party and a commentathon at her place. Please drop by and support the effort.

The gang is hurrying over to the party, but we are stuck in the legendary New York traffic.....

photo by Gracie, Jan Funny Farmers and Socks

We are coming, Asta sissy!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Thursday in the Garden and a Surprise Birthday Party

Because of the early arrival of the warm weather this spring all the flowers are blooming early. Does anyone know what the red plant is?

Never say this kitty is lazy...I am a very much a paws-on gardener. Here I am examining the jacaranda tree. In about 6 weeks it will be blooming lilac.....

Today is the birthday of my old furriend Opus. He is sixteen!! As he hasn't been well lately, Gracie is hosting a surprise party at her place to cheer him up and hopefully make him feel better. Please all go along and wish him a happy one.


Uh oh, Gracie says we mustn't be too rowdy and the party should be kept low key. So Karl comes up with this scene.....

You reckon we are sedate and quiet enough????

Monday, 19 September 2011

Meow like a pirate

Farewell SS, I am off to the high seas,
To win my bounty fair,

For I am a pirate cat,
Not one to cower in fear.

And look, ye kitties,
What my mate Mr Puddy from Victoria,
Has conjured up for me.....

Heave ho,
To the sea we go!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Celestial and terrestial cats

Have you ever look at the night sky and wonder if there were cats out there?
There sure are! And BIG ones too!

Just look at this paw...

Cat's Paw nebula (NGC6334). Discovered in 1837, this magnificent nebula can be located at the tip of the Scorpion's tail in Scorpius. It is 5,500 light years away and is many times the mass of the sun. Big cat indeed that has such paws. It is an emission nebula and its red colour is due to an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. The picture above was taken by Matt BenDaniel (www.starmatt.com/gallery/astro/cats.html).

Look at this, isn't it pretty?

The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) discovered way back in 1786 is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Draco, about 3,300 light years away. Like us kitties, the Cat's Eye Nebula has one of the most complex forms. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the Cat's Eye.

Back to earth...
My paws.....

and my eyes....

They may not be as big, but they are cuter, don't you think?

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Thursday in the Garden

Well, well, well!!! The lovely warm spring weather persists and the garden is doing well. Here are the flowers but where is the kitty? I am definitely there. Look hard....

Still can't see me? Here I am....

You can just tell that I am totally cheesed off with the clicky box. I just won't look at it. Won't, won't, won't!!!

Let's head over to Head Gardener Jonesie and see what going on there.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Messy Me

I have been very unco-operative with grooming lately. Straight after SS brushed me I would go to the lawn, roll around and mess my fur up. So here is Messy Me......

Friday, 9 September 2011

Mo Cats Day

Too many cats,
In the innernets,
No Cats Day?
No way,
We are here to stay!
Kitties, raise your paws,
We need MORE,
Yay, yay, yay,

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Spring Garden

As mentioned before, we are having a glorious spring week. It's been warm and sunny - quite unusual for so early in spring. So this gardening kitty wastes no time in watching over her domain.

As any CEO would tell you, planning is everything, so I must spend some time in planning what to do today....

Well, the orchids need inspection as they are starting to flower ....

Then I would go clockwise around the garden to check progress of the other plants....

Time to rest in the shade of the jasmine tree.....

Now, SS, I have worked hard all morning, where is that milk? While you are at it, I would like some cheddar cheese and ham too. What do you mean you are busy and I would have to wait till lunch time? I have been working hard, as the pictures and my furriends would attest.

All right, I will go to gran and complain how you have been overworking and starving this poor old kitty. Gran always gives me what I want, work or no work.

Update on Mr Tabby
SS caught sight of Mr Tabby and me lounging side by side (not touching but only inches apart) sunning ourselves in front of the side door of the garage yesterday afternoon. By the time she returned with the camera Mr Tabby had run away. He is not used to SS yet and would run away whenever he sees her. SS is happy that we get on so well because I have not liked any of my visitors since Patch has become too old to visit. She has arthritis and is strictly an indoor kitty now.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Thankful Tuesday

Thankyou efurryone for coming by to help me celebrate my birthday/gotcha day. Great to see old furriends and new over the last few days while also raising money for The Cat Protection Society. With over 80 visitors we managed to raise $42, with gran offering to round the figure up to $50.

This is the first week of spring and what a glorious one so far with warm sunshine, blue skies and very light breezes! For the whole of my birthday week I have been fed premium ham, roast pork, cheese and fresh milk as treats - I am one happy kitty!

This is me watching the birdies on the garden bench....

And granny needing a snooze.....

Last is my tabby visitor...

He comes to my garden almost everyday, walks along the fences and sits under the jasmine tree for a while. We don't play or bother each other. He must belong to some new neighbours because we haven't seen him before and he appears well fed and looked after. We don't see him after dark, only in the afternoons.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Happy Gotcha Day and Birthday to Us

How time flies!!! I have been with SS's family for 13 years. It makes me at least 14 years old.

Well, we don't know exactly when my real birthday is because I was a stray when I joined SS's family in early September 1998. At the time, it was thought that I was about one. Since my doggie sisfur Momo in Toronto celebrates her birthday on September 2 we decided a few years ago that we would also adopt this day as my combined birthday and gotcha day. Here is my sisfur Momo....

Please visit and wish her a Happy Barkday

Now, we shall open our family's traditional drink for celebration...

There are also many variations of niptinis to choose from.....

Of course, milk for the kittens....

For those who prefer more substantial fares, please help yourselves to...

Not to forget...

And catnip toys to take home....

Last but not least, what's a birthday without a special cake...

My sweet boyfurriend, Socks, and his siblings have sent me these lovely flowers and gifts (the chocolates are for SS, we furries can't eat them).......

Thankyou for coming by to help me celebrate my Birthday/Gotcha Day. For each visitor who comes by this weekend a donation will be made to my charity of choice, The Cat Protection Society. So ask your furriends along to come party and help a good cause.

This weekend is also a Labour for Love weekend in which we honour the one and only ML, mom of cute KC, who works tirelessly for the CB, without whom the CB would not be what it is. Please visit her blog and show your appreciation for this lovely lady....