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Friday 30 November 2007


When I visited Sassy's blog and saw the cast of reindeer I rather fancied myself as one as well. So I took a quiz at


Guess what, I am :)


The most loveable and sweet reindeer, you're also a total dork!

Why You're Naughty: You keep (accidentally) tripping the other reindeer while flying.

Why You're Nice: You're always smiling, even if you've fallen flat on your horns.

What do you think? I don't think I'm a dork. Since SS and I did the quiz together, the 'dork' bit might refer to her.

Thursday 29 November 2007

Thirsty Thursday

There is a tradition among the graduate students in SS's research centre of Thirsty Thursday when they socialise at the local pub in the late afternoon for an hour or so. Now I have taken on the idea but being a smart, health conscious kitty I restrict my beverage to milk. Never could see the point of contaminating such a yummy drink with that murky stuff that goes by the name of coffee enamoured by so many beans.

Umm, SS thinks I look like a wombat ........

Sheesh, I am not THAT heavy or clumsy!

Tuesday 27 November 2007

Cat Fairies

Since I have been given the role of the Tooth Fairy in the new CCSI production, I have been so excited that I decide to look into the interpretation of cat fairy in general. Lo and behold, I come across an artist who specializes in fantasty cats. She is Carrie Hawks. I have posted a few of her fairy cats here, including the small one in my last post and there are more in her website. What's more, she has three beautiful kitties who act as her inspiration.

The one on the right is not by her and is obviously not a kitty fairy. It is from Photosearch on the interpretation of a Tooth Fairy.

Monday 26 November 2007

I am a Tooth Fairy

I am soooo excited! I have just been informed that I am to be the Tooth Fairy in the upcoming CCSI show (See Sassy's blog). Whooopeee! I have always wanted to be a fairy with wings so that I can catch those birdies that keep eluding me.

Wonder if this is what the producer has in mind!

Sunday 25 November 2007

My Box of Life

I have been tagged by Pyewacket for this meme. It is simple but an important one as we muse over what we have in this life:

List your treasures and tag other kitties and their humans also, as many as you like. Let this reflection spread throughout the world. We need to count our contentments as Blessings!~~~What do you look back over and treasure enough to place inside your BOX OF LIFE?

Here are some things I treasure enough to place in my Box of Life:

1. SS and her mother who rescued me from the harsh life as a pregnant stray and accepted me into their home. Since then I have been spoilt rotten with loving care and treats!

2. SS's aunt who looks after me when SS is away on her frequent field trips. I appreciate her care and tolerance of me even though she professes that she doesn't like animals.

3. The fridge from which issues a stream of yummy edibles such as milk, cheese, ham and bacon

4. The garden couch on which I spent much of my time watching birds and sunning myself

5. The rocking chair under which I hide during thunderstorms and when things are bad

6. The Turkish rug with which I practise wrestling

7. Last, but not least, my caring friends - felines, canines and their humans - who have come into my life and enriched it.

For these I am truly thankful, bearing in mind the suffering of numerous animals and humans out there.

*As some of my kitty friends have commented, this had better be a humongous box

Tuesday 20 November 2007

Tribute to an old college cat

This post is hijacked by SS but approved by me to pay tribute to an old friend, Pogo, the college cat who kept her company during the time she was in Oxford, UK.

Pogo was the cat of the head of the college but was generally adopted by the students and staff of Somerville College. He could be seen wandering around the grounds on sunny days and occupying the most comfortable couch in the Middle Common Room on overcast, wet and cold days.

He went around with that look that said 'nobody remembers to feed me' especially during term holiday time when there were fewer staff members around. This was eventually foiled when it transpired that he was fed by the majority of the graduate students who stayed back to continue their research. In fact, if you cared to look there were tinned cat food and treats in the kitchen of every single floor of the Margaret Fry building where the graduate students lived.

He tolerated cuddles and scritchies on his own terms and came and went out of the common rooms, corridors and kitchens at will. He once stayed in SS's bedroom for the better part of two days when the kitchen staff of the college was all out looking for him. He seemed to prefer the company of older graduate students than the young undergraduates who might have teased him in the past.

So, here is to Pogo, hope you are keeping well and SS thinks of you often.

Monday 19 November 2007

Miscellaneous Monday

Hope everyone enjoyed the show written by Opus and Roscoe and produced by Sassy
I have included the shot of the final scene in which I was re-united with my owner played by Daisy.

A round of applause for the writers, producer, director, the crew and the cast. Besides the hard work borne mainly by the producer and the writers, I think we all had a lot of fun in this production.

To commemorate the occasion of my attaining an aristocatic title, the lovely kitties and their mom at Zoolatry presented me with a portrait

and Sassy further sent me a very beautiful bed, and wait for it, a BTB award! Wow wee! Two of the same award in successive days!

What a spoilt kitty I am! So far removed from the days when I was a pregnant stray eventually adopted by SS's mother.

Sunday 18 November 2007

Award and show time!

A big thankyou to my Sissy- Momo, the NOMSS friend whom I introduced recently for sharing this award. In turn, I would like to give it to Opus and Roscoe, Tigger the FBI cat, Trixie and Pyewacket for "making the blog their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

I would also like to show my appreciation for the kitty gift basket from Sassy on the occasion of the premier of the CCSI production of "The kidnapped kitty caper". The cat in question being me Momo the Fluff ("Fluffy" in the show).

Please go over to Sassy and enjoy the unfolding of the drama!

Lastly, I would like to thank all the kitties for the condolences and the invitations to share their homes with me when SS leaves me for the distant shores and join Lara Croft in the Angkorian capital.

Friday 16 November 2007

Fluffy Friday - I am being abandoned!

As you can see I am a little depressed because SS just told me she has to go to Cambodia for a conference in December to deliver a paper. Why does she have to leave me? Why can't she get the Australia Post or Fed-Ex to deliver the paper instead? *sob*, *wail*, *howl*

To compensate for her neglect SS applied for an aristocatic title for me. Henceforth, I am to be addressed as Baroness Momo the Fluff of Dicken St Charles on formal occasions. Please see my coat of arms at the sidebar.

Wednesday 14 November 2007


I was tagged by Sassy for this meme! These are the rules:
* Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog
* Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
* Tag 7 random people at the end of your post & include links to their blogs
* Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here goes:
1. I hate thunderstorms and lightning
2. My favourite hiding place from anything unpleasant (including thunderstorms and angry SS) is under the rocking chair
3. I like to wrestle with the Turkish rugs
4. I like digging small holes in the lawn and revisiting them at my leisure
5. I like having new beds and boxes to lie in
6. I like following SS around the house in the mornings as she gets ready to go to uni and devising ways to waylay her so that she can't leave
7. I like to survey the neighbours' gardens from the roof of our garage when it is sunny

I am tagging Mr Hendrix, Jimmy Joe, Adan, Maggy and Zoey, Tigger and Donny and Marie

Unlike poor Mr H, I got a reprieve from having to go to the v-e-t since I have stopped barfing and started eating again. That's always a cause for celebration and I suspect SS has a nice treat for me tonight as I saw her putting a small foiled wrapped package into the fridge this morning. How do I know? I have a small personal compartment in the fridge for my food only.

Monday 12 November 2007

Meditation Monday

After the hectic rounds of parties it's time to contemplate on the more sobering aspects of life. Where better to do it than in the warm setting sun of late spring and looking at the blooming roses against a weathered paling fence? Not even the Zen masters would have too much objection to that. Your thoughts please, O inscrutable and wise kitties of the Blogosphere!

Sunday 11 November 2007

Cat Mummies and Mephistopheles

This post may contain offensive material, so be warned.

Some of my guests at the picnic wanted to look at the cat mummies in the university museum and there was also a request for it to be unwrapped. So, here they are, only that we couldn't convince the curator to unwrap it fully; he would only consent to unwrapping the head for our viewing.

The following is that of the mummy of a kitten, together with the xray

The next one is put up on Charlie's request. It is her favourite fountain in the University ground - the Mephistopheles Fountain

I apologize if this post is a bit morbid but if you know SS, it is sort of in her nature......

Friday 9 November 2007

NOMSS friends

Karl reminded me about the NOMSS challenge. I want to nominate Charlie and Momo-dog as my NOMSS friends. This is Charlie and she lives in Sydney. We exchange treats from time to time and engage in deep meaningful discourses. It was she who introduced me to blogging. In the beginning, we only blogged with each other since no one really visited us until Karl introduced me to the other kitties in the Cat Blogosphere not so long ago.

And this is Momo-dog, she is my twin-sissy and she lives in Canada:

Both my NOMSS friends are friends too. We visit each other regularly and go on tours, picnics and parties together. Through them, I meet and socialize with other NOMSS friends and vice versa.

Please visit them and say hello.

Picnic at USYD

Welcome, Sissy-Momo, Sassy, Roscoe and Opus! Since we are a little early, Charlie and I are going to show you around a bit before picking up SS and Orable. Tigger, Trixie and Pyewacket may join us later if they can find their way to come. They have to come from Canberra which really is almost next door considering the distance all of you have to negotiate.

Here we are at the Clock Tower entrance to the Main Quad. The Quad is the oldest part of the university. It used to house lecture rooms, the old library, the Great Hall and rooms for the teaching staff. Now, the library has moved across the front lawn into the multi-storey building behind us. The Great Hall remains the place where Graduation ceremonies take place and the old library serves as a place for examinations and social functions. Many of the senior professors still have their offices here and so do the Vice Chancellor and the Arts Faculty. A number of the old lecture rooms are still here and all these have names such as the Latin room, the Greek room, the Oriental room, the History room, thePhilosophy room etc. Some of these lecture rooms have fixed wooden benches and can be quite uncomfortable. Now let's walk through the entrance into Quad:

The lilac flowering jacaranda tree is a famous landmark for generations of students. Whenever it flowers, it's time for the end-of-year exams! We have just come through that ivy covered entrance. Behind the tree is the eastern cloister, where students hang around waiting to go into lecture halls. To the right of the tree is entrance to the museum and the stairways to SS's professor's room; that's where she is now.

This is the view to the western and northern cloisters and the Maclaurin Hall:

Going through the entrance on your left, we arrive at the Nicholson Museum. This is one of the three museums on campus and it is the archaeological museum which houses the finds from the university's arcaheological digs as well as ancient artefacts donated by patrons and gifts from other museums and universities. Among these is a cat mummy. We can go in and have a look but they do not encourage photography:

Then, up these stairs is SS's professor's room and the Maclaurin Hall. We will go up and see if she is ready.

The gargoyle at the top of the stairs is a bit sleazy and its nose is slightly blackened from being rubbed by students. The Maclaurin Hall is quite big and many students have sat here for exams though the years. Ah, here she is! We can now go to collect Orable at the Post Graduate Arts Research Centre, located by the western portal of the Quad:

We are all set! Let's head for our picnic ground over at the Botany Lawn. Grab one of the colourful cushions thoughtfully brought along by Sassy and make ourselves comfortable!

Umm, let's see, there are treats for kitties and doggies, milk, cheese, cold meat and Canadian salmon being brought out....
Let's eat first before we head off for games in the Chancellor's garden

The garden is only small but all the flowers are in full bloom and there are plenty of trees to climb and bushes to play hide and seek. When we get tired, we can curl up and nap on the cushions or the small benches that are scattered around.........

Of course, there's the catnip that Charlie brought along. Don't know where he got it but we suspect he grows it in his secluded grounds.

What does Tigger, the F.B.I cat think? Are those kitties from Canberra here yet? Their mum is at work but if Tigger, Trixie and Pyewacket manage to teleport themselves over they should have no trouble finding us. C'mon, you can do it!

Ohhhh! See what Opus and Roscoe have brought! Thanks guys! Nom, nom, nom, nom!

See what Charlie's found in the garden..

Thursday 8 November 2007

Welcome back to earth

A big welcome to the crew of Discovery and congratulations on an important job well-done. Thanks to Zoolatry, Donny and I were taken on as part of the team. Here are some of the photos of me from the take-off to the landing.

Here is the one before blast-off, with commander Pambo and the rest of the crew:

This is me, supervising Scott on his repairs at the space station:

Lastly, mission successfully completed, the return to earth and our family and friends in various parts of the US and for me, Sydney:

Now, please visit the Donny and the other Astrokitties for their versions of space travel.

Wednesday 7 November 2007

Peace Globe

There is an old saying that it is better to be a pet in peace time than a human in war time. So let us all lucky kitties who live in peaceful countries pray for peace to prevail in the whole world. Thanks are due to ML for making my poster.

Tuesday 6 November 2007

Toesies Tuesday

Some bean researchers said that cats spend 75% of their time napping and 15% of their time preening, which leaves only 10% for the rest of the activities, such as eating and blogging. Do we agree?

Some observant kitties and doggies may notice a small hole just in front of me. It was dug by me during the brief wakeful time. Just goes to show kitties dig holes in the garden as well as doggies.